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Trot early, eat all day

Hundreds expected for sixth annual F-M Turkey Trot

The Fayetteville-Manlius All Sports Booster Club is hosting its sixth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Fayetteville-Manlius High School, located at 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike in Manlius.

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The Book Beat: New releases

These just in. Here’s a selection of books released by well-known and popular authors that you’ll want to read. From mysteries to satire and a trip to Wonderland, these stories will no doubt hit the bestseller lists.

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Sign unveiled for Deputy Sheriff Glenn Searles Memorial Bridge

Motorists reminded of the importance of the ‘Move Over Act’

Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles, who was killed in the line of duty while assisting a stranded motorist in 2003, now officially has a portion of Route 481 between exits 5 and 6 in DeWitt named in his honor.

Column: For the love of pie

In the springtime, our thoughts may turn to love but in autumn, they turn to pie — at least mine do. Sweet or savory, pie is an ancient dish, known at least as far back as the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians Even the most authoritative references are vague as to the origin of the word “pie,” so I feel competent to leap into the gap with my own associations.

Spartan Stage to Perform ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

The ESM Spartan Stage will perform “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Thurs., Nov. 19 and Fri., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. each night in the ESM Central High School auditorium. Tickets are $9 each.

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Village ‘in it for the long haul’ with deer management program

Vote will occur at a future meeting

It was standing room only at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board of Trustees, where residents got a chance to sound off on the proposed bait-and-cull white-tailed deer management program that is pending approval by the board.

Movie review: Holiday movies to look forward to

The holiday season is second only to the blockbuster summer season as box office gold. Some of the hottest movies of the year will make it onto the big screen over the next eight weeks. Here are a few to look forward to:

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First ever Manlius Chamber of Commerce Pizza Cook-off was a success

Come try ‘Not-cho Pizza’ at Uno Pizzeria in Fayetteville through Nov. 8

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to be a “Celebrity Chef” for the first ever Pizza Cook-Off at Uno Pizzeria in Fayetteville, an event sponsored by the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce.

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Public hearing on deer management program to be held Nov. 9

The Fayetteville Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on its proposed deer management program for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the village offices.

Column: The blind watchmen

Why do we listen to "them?" The "them" in this case being the critics, the people who set themselves up as the filters through which the rest of are supposed to choose what we read, what we watch and to whom we pay attention. It was only due to a friend's insistence that I read Harper Lee's new bestseller, "Go Set a Watchman," which is, in my opinion, a masterpiece.

Movie review: Now we’re cookin’ – Cooper sizzles in ‘Burnt’

Adam Jones is predictably arrogant, confident and masterful. And he’s a world-class chef. When the movie “Burnt” opens, though, he’s at the tail end of a self-imposed penance for his own shortcomings while he was studying in France. It was at that time that he made a lot of friends into enemies.

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Manlius VFW members to participate in Veterans Day events

Post 7872 wants to invite new members to join

Veterans of Foreign War Post 7872 Manlius will participate in some events tied to Veteran’s Day to help continue its main purpose — which is to preserve patriotism and honor members of the military in the community.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre Of London’s ‘Hamlet’ and encore performances of ‘The Audience’

The Manlius Art Cinema, the only Central New York host of screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London, has announced its next production will be “Hamlet,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Stickley CEO inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

Aminy I. Audi, Chairman and CEO of L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc. has recently been inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame.

In the Earth: Fall clean-up 2015

This year, we have had two hard frosts here in Manlius before the majority of the leaves have fallen. This has rapidly separated the tender perennials, which are rapidly turning to mush or dried brown sticks, from those who don’t much care about a bit of cold. The grass, however, is still growing fairly vigorously.