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MPH students recognized for achievement in visual arts

Manlius Pebble Hill eighth grader Loren (Ren) Brown was awarded First Place in the Congressional Art Competition.

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Village and town of Manlius hold Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony

Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year

Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.

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CBA Hosts 26th Annual Lasallian Dinner and Auction

Approximately 400 family, friends and alumni attended the 26th Annual Lasallian Dinner and Auction on April 25.

Menorah Park Shining Stars celebration set for May 21

Menorah Park senior living center in DeWitt has announced information regarding the tenth Shining Stars celebration to honor exceptional employees, volunteers and residents of the center.

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Grand opening for Yellow Brick Road Casino will be June 2

The Oneida Indian Nation has announced that it will host a Grand Opening Event for its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango on Tuesday, June 2. Doors will open after a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

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Manlius swans may be able to hatch their eggs

New bill puts a moratorium on the DEC’s ruling that mute swans are an invasive species

Good news for Manny and Faye — the beloved mute swan pair in the village of Manlius Swan Pond — might come in the form of a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate on April 22. And this bill comes just in time because Faye recently laid two eggs at the swan pond — with more expected to be laid in the upcoming week.

Annual Spring Migration Nature Art and Craft Festival coming to GSC this weekend

The annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota happens this Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

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Local residents stay informed with speaker series at Manlius Senior Centre

Series continues each Wednesday through June 17

The village of Manlius Senior Centre offers many opportunities for the aging population, including lunches, exercise programs, craft and activity groups. But one of the more unique events offered by the organization for the entire community is the “Informed and Shared Conversations” speaker series.

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Ukraine conflict in the spotlight as Cazenovia Forum hosts top foreign affairs expert

The conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of the next Cazenovia Forum lecture and discussion, as one of America's leading experts on the region presents an in-depth look at the Ukrainian government's struggle with pro-Russian separatists and their backers in Moscow. The presentation by Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the U.S., will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room of Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College.

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F-M High School students win scholastic writing awards

Twelve Fayetteville-Manlius School District student writers were recently recognized for excellence in writing in the 2015 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards.

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Tickets for “Wine in the Woods” fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days on sale

Tickets for the third annual “Wine in the Woods” fundraising event for Camp Good Days and Special Times are now on sale to the public.

Chicago's famed Second City comes to Fayetteville-Manlius High School

On Friday, May 1, The Second City touring company will perform “The Best of The Second City.” They will appear at the Fayetteville-Manlius High School Auditorium, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City's half-century history. An American comedy treasure, The Second City is not to be missed.

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CNY historian contributes to new book on Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’

Jason Emerson’s writing on the impact of the ‘Gettysburg Address’ in company with Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Annie Liebovitz, Steven Spielberg and other international figures

On April 1, Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, announced the release of “Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” edited by Carla Knorowski, CEO of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Among the contributions of nationally and internationally recognized individuals to the Gettysburg Address project and book is Cazenovia resident Jason Emerson, an award-winning Lincoln scholar, who currently serves as the editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.

JD music department to present the 16th annual Spring Choral Festival

The Jamesville-Dewitt Music Department will present the 16th annual Spring Choral Festival Wednesday, April 1, at Jamesville-Dewitt High School. There are more than 300 talented JD high school and middle school choral students performing.

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Lake Effect Stitchers invites new members

The local chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild Inc. (ANG), the Lake Effect Stitchers of Syracuse, is looking for interested member to join their group, who meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, 6845 Edinger Dr., Dewitt.