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’Tis the season -- Fayetteville celebrates the holidays with annual tree lighting

The village of Fayetteville celebrated the start of the holiday season with the annual tree lighting celebration. The event included a nights worth of family friendly holiday activities on Friday, Nov. 27 in the Fayetteville Fire Station.

Local choirs combine for annual holiday music festival

Choir members and clergy from 12 local congregations will combine for a magnificent festival of Advent Lessons and Carols. The service, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville, will feature various denominations readings the well-loved verses which foretell the coming of Christmas.

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ESM Spartan Marching Band earns state championship

The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band won the New York State Field Band Conference Championship in the Small School 1 Division held at the Carrier Dome to bring home the Governor’s cup.

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Movie Review: Satiated – ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

It’s said that all good things must come to an end. And that includes “The Hunger Games” stories and movies

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O’Keefe addresses DeWitt Rotary

Recently, Rotarian Mel Rubenstein introduced University Professor Sean O’Keefe at a Monday luncheon of the DeWitt Rotary. O’Keefe spoke about the concept of a new medical school in Syracuse.

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Local residents among 60 selected as ‘On My Own Time’ artists

The following east area residents are among the 60 amateur artists whose original works of visual art were chosen to be part of CNY Arts’ 42nd annual On My Own Time exhibit, which was on display at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse through Nov. 8:

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Hunger does not have a season

Local business sells bracelets to benefit FM Community Outreach

The holiday season is upon us — a time where many people look for ways to give back to those who are less fortunate. But something many people may not realize is that there is a need to support people in their own communities year-round.

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Movie Review: Numbering the days – A review of “The 33”

There isn’t any doubt that mining is dangerous work. Compound that with the safety record prevalent in foreign countries and luck is what keeps many of these men alive from day to day. So it is in this story of a Chilean mine disaster that nearly claimed the lives of 33 miners near the tail end of 2010.

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THEATER REVIEW: Sketchy comedy -- Monthy Python’s surreal satire scores at ShoppingTown’s CNY Playhouse

If you’re serious about silly walks, then hop, skip or sashay your way over to CNY Playhouse’s “A Tribute to Monty Python’s Flying Circus” running through Nov. 21, at ShoppingTown DeWitt.

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Festival of Miniature Trees starts Nov. 20

Proceeds from silent auction will benefit the Manlius Historical Society

The Manlius Historical Society will be holding its annual Festival of Miniature Trees fundraiser from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11 at a new site this year — the Stickley, Audi & Co. showroom at 300 Towne Center in Fayetteville.

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Manlius tap dancer to compete at World Tap Championships

Madeline Albanese, a Manlius resident and student at The Dance Studio CNY, will represent the United States at the World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany, in early December, as part of The American Tap Company.

Movie Review: A Better Bond – A review of ‘Spectre’

James Bond has grown up. Actually that can be said of all four of the installments starring Daniel Craig, but the statement most definitely applies here. This is NOT your father’s James Bond. This is a Bond more in tune with the discerning action adventure fans of the 2000s.

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.

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:

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.