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Don’t worry Manlius, ‘The Cone King’ is just a prank

Some local ice cream lovers had a bit of a scare during the week of Jan. 10 when a sign went up on the fencing surrounding the CVS construction on Fayette Street in the village of Manlius that said, “Coming Soon: The Cone King.”

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Eagle Hill students connect with local animal shelter

Fayetteville-Manlius School District middle school students recently treated the animals at Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association to homemade snuggly beds and yummy snacks, a project that allowed the students to hone their skills in the classroom while forging a stronger school-community connection.

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Meals on Wheels expands ‘Wellness in Nutrition’ program to East Syracuse, Minoa and Kirkville

The FM-JD area Meals on Wheels is already a busy organization. Currently, about 100 people benefit from the Meals on Wheels programs that has served Fayetteville, Manlius, Jamesville, DeWitt, Fabius, Pompey, LaFayette, Tully and Bridgeport for more than 40 years. Recently, the organization announced an expansion to provide the Wellness in Nutrition (WIN) program to the East Syracuse, Minoa and Kirkville areas.

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Fayetteville Dunkin' Donuts opens for business

Location hopes to become an asset to the community

The Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Route 5 and Route 257 in the village of Fayetteville opened it’s doors in the community on Dec. 22, and business so far has been good.

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.

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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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Critz Farms celebrating 30 years in business, announces plans to open farm brewery, make beer

Critz Farms is known across Central New York as a premier place to visit to get apples, pumpkins, maple cider and Christmas trees — not to mention the animals to see and pet, the playground for the kids and the food to eat — but what most people may not know is that 2015 is the 30th year of business in Cazenovia for Matt and Juanita Critz. And after 30 years in business the Critzes have no intention to slow down — they have announced that by spring 2016 they plan to start brewing their own beer and selling it under the company name of Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Company.

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F-M middle school student wins STEM award at Broadcom MASTERS

Maximilian Du won the first place Science Award, $3,500 and an iPad

Maximilian Du, an eighth-grade student at Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, won the first place Science STEM Award at the Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle school students.

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Learn about healthy habits at the Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Fair

The Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3rd at the Manlius Village Centre, 1 Arkie Albanese Drive, Manlius.

Fayetteville Farmers Market expands to include monthly winter market

Will be held the second Thursday of each month at the Shoppes at Towne Center

Residents who like to shop local will get the opportunity to visit more than 20 vendors at the Fayetteville Winter Farmers Market once a month starting in November.

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Wild apples wanted for Critz Farms 'Community Cider'

The wild apple crop this year has been huge in Central New York, and it gave Matt and Juanita Critz, owners of Critz Farm and Harvest Moon Cidery in Cazenovia, an idea: Why not ask community members to bring in their wild apples and use those to make a Cazenovia “community” hard cider? Contributors could help press the apples, receive some free bottles of the finished product and even designate a local charity to receive apportion of the proceeds from bottle sales.

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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.

Fayetteville High School alumni to host annual reunion Aug. 22

The Fayetteville High School Alumni Association (FHSAA) is planning its 17th and final annual reunion from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville. The reunion is open to anyone who attended the Fayetteville High School, which is now Wellwood Middle School, prior to 1953. The cost is $25 to attend and includes a deli buffet.

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Taste of East Syracuse celebrates 10th year

Mayor Tackman successfully defends cook-off challenge title

The village of East Syracuse celebrated its 10th annual Taste of East Syracuse last week by showcasing local eateries and providing a night of family-fun activities.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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