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J-D students recognized with writing awards

Several students from Jamesville-DeWitt high school received awards in the 2015 Scholastic Writing Competition for the Northeast Region-at-large, which includes schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Delaware.

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Manlius resident among recipients of racial justice award

InterFaith Works of CNY will honor Lisa Alford, a Manlius resident, will be among three citizens recognized at the 2015 Racial Justice Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Francia McMillian Park, of Syracuse, and Ranya Shannon, of Syracuse, will also be honored.

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F-M senior named semifinalist in national science talent search

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Jay Khurana was recently named a semifinalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science and the Public.

DCL announces upcoming Terrific Thursday program topics

The Terrific Thursdays programs continues at the DeWitt Community Library in 2015 with all new educational programming for children.

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F-M kicks-off Black History Month with annual assembly

Students at Fayetteville-Manlius high school got to showcase their talents through dancing, singing and poetry reading at an assembly to recognize Black History Month, which occurs throughout the month of February.

“Still Alice” opens at Manlius Art Cinema

“Still Alice” opens at Manlius Art Cinema

The Alzheimer’s Association staff will lead a discussion and Q&A session following the Syracuse-area debut of the critically-acclaimed film Still Alice, which begins a two-week engagement at the Manlius Art Cinema, 135 E. Seneca St., Manlius, on Feb. 13.

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Carrier Recreation Center project receives $4 million in town-approved bond

The town of DeWitt board has approved a $4 million bond that would go toward costs associated with the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, which will be home to the Challenger Baseball League and a hub for many other sport competitions in DeWitt.

Erie Canal museum board elects officers

The Erie Canal Museum board of trustees elected officers for 2015 during its annual meeting on Jan. 28.

CNY Reads’ selection commemorates WWI

For 14 years, book clubs all over Central New York have gathered to discuss a single book as part of the CNY Reads One Book initiative. This year, CNY Reads’ selection is British author Elizabeth Speller’s “The First of July,” which follows four young men through World War I.

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ESM to perform ‘Pippin’ Feb. 5 through 7

The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Stage will present the exciting, funny and thought-provoking musical “Pippin” on Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at ESM Central High School.

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2015 Cazenovia Winter Festival final schedule of events

The annual Cazenovia Winter Festival starts Thursday, Feb. 5 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 8. Here is the finalized schedule of events:

DeWitt passes local law to promote solar panel installation

Approves putting parks building on Butternut Drive up for sale

The town of DeWitt has passed a local law that would speed the process of installing solar panel energy conversion systems on residences and businesses in the town by modifying the requirements needed for installation approval.

Eagle Hill Middle School drama production coming this weekend

“Disney’s High School Musical Jr.” comes to Manlius. Over 80 middle school thespians grades 5 through 8 will transform into East High Wildcats on Feb. 6 and 7 as they put on this year’s Eagle Hill Middle School drama production of “Disney’s High School Musical Jr.”

DeWitt to vote on $4 million bond for Carrier Park project

The DeWitt Town Board is expected to vote next week on a $4 million bond anticipation note to support the second phase of construction for the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams. It would be the first outdoor, integrated multi-sports complex in the United States for youth that is designed for both the general public and special needs community.

Plans for Fayetteville Dunkin’ Donuts move forward

After months of the old Friendly’s building sitting vacant and unused, plans to move a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise into the location are moving forward in the village of Fayetteville.