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Portion of Route 481 to be named in honor of fallen Onondaga County Sheriff

Governor Cuomo signs bill to honor three law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation to rename of a portion of Route 481 in honor of Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles.

JCC to offer “Flu Shot Q&A” lunch program Aug. 28

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center will hold a “Flu Shot Q&A” program, as part of its monthly Senior Lunch and Learn series, on Friday, Aug. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren.

Column: Wither our water?

Abundant, plentiful fresh water is a blessing found in Central New York. Supplied with lakes — large, medium and small — rivers, streams and even canals, we have little to complain about when it comes to our water.

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Theater review: Humor dark as deceit

Bittersweet ‘White Liars’ and broad ‘Black Comedy’ draw laughs at CNY Playhouse

Two one-act comedies — “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy” by renowned British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer — are drawing chuckles, guffaws and a few groans at CNY Playhouse this month.

AJ’s Archery benefit bags $1,200 for charitable foundation

More than 30 archers participated recently in AJ’S Archery’s IBO World Championship Warm Up, and raised $1,200 to benefit the Syracuse-based charity “Two Smiles One Hope.”

Tillie's Touch to hold school supply giveaway in East Syracuse

“Tillie’s Touch,” a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to students in need of “back to school” essentials, is holding its ESM Youth Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hanlon Pool, Ellis Field Park, in East Syracuse.

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CNY business merge at second annual ‘Chamber Night’ at Owera Vineyards

About 75 representatives from local businesses and organizations from across Central New York last week gathered at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia to enjoy food, wine and networking at the second annual Chamber Night, which was organized by the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce.

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State DEC continues to question Manlius swans

Despite the long battle the village of Manlius has fought to be able to hatch their mute swan eggs each year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is still questioning what they plan to do with the pair of mute swans in Manlius, Manny and Faye, when it comes to mating season next year.

Village of Fayetteville looks to readdress renters’ law

Issue of mold at village apartment complex reignites matter

At the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board, about 15 residents of the Fayetteville Pine Apartments on Warren Street were present to address a growing issue in their dwellings — mold.

JCC’s “So-Long Summer” vacation camp starts Aug. 24

Looking to add some fun and excitement to the final weeks of your child’s summer vacation? The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will make the last two weeks of summer a blast during its upcoming “So-Long Summer” vacation camp.

Movie review: Another reboot and reroute – ‘Fantastic Four’

I’ve never been particularly fond of reboots or rewrites of character histories, yet more and more seem to pop up on the big screen every year. Let’s see. They’ve retold and rewritten Wolverine’s story more than once.

Koinonia studio opens its doors and welcomes Dance Arts Studio to lineup

Dance instructor Linda Facciponte sees herself as both a choreographer and a philosopher. “My goal is that the student, through process implementation, will grasp the spirit of life, manifestation of feelings, consistency of learning and the ability to create from their own personal level,” she says.

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Gourmet popcorn shop expands to Fayetteville

Sweet tooth cravers rejoice! Syracuse-based gourmet popcorn shop The Kandied Kernel and Kreamery has expanded to the eastern suburbs area by opening a location in the Fayetteville Commons at 511 E. Genesee St.

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Next Cazenovia Forum: A look inside the CIA and its controversies

John Rizzo, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history,” and who served as the agency’s chief legal officer in the years immediately following 9/11, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture on the 14th anniversary of the attacks, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.