Health & Fitness


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Our view: Beware the Zika virus?

The Onondaga County Health Department issued a notice last week urging county residents to be aware of the sudden rise of the Zika virus and to take strict precautions to prevent mosquito bites when traveling to prevent Zika virus infection. The department noted that recent Zika affected areas of concern include, but may not be limited to, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

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Sharpshooters to be used in village deer management program

Flyover will determine quantity of deer will occur before program begins

The Fayetteville bait-and-cull deer management plan underwent a dramatic change this week after the village board approved the use of federally contracted sharpshooters rather than local volunteer bowhunters to eliminate village deer and also contracted with an aviation company to conduct flyovers of the village to observe deer population density.

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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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East Area YMCA welcomes new branch executive director

Chris Iven hopes branch can strengthen community

Chris Iven is no stranger to Syracuse’s eastern suburbs. For a decade, he worked for The Post Standard as bureau chief for the eastern suburbs as well as editor of the ‘Voices’ page. After that, he served as the Fayetteville-Manlius School District communications director before joining the YMCA of Great Syracuse as their communications director. Last June, he was welcomed back to the area after being named the new executive director of the East Area YMCA branches, which include the Fayetteville YMCA, the Manlius YMCA and Camp Iroquois.

American Red Cross offers babysitter’s training Dec. 19

The American Red Cross of Central New York will host a babysitter’s training class for youth ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec 19, at the Red Cross office at 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 

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An alternative approach to healing

Acupuncturist opens office on Route 92 in Fayetteville

Cynthia Jones is no stranger to the healing business — for 25 years she worked as a doctor of internal medicine. But one day she felt she would like to do something more alternative to help people with their mental and physical ailments, so she decided to study the ancient practice of acupuncture. Recently, she has opened an office in Fayetteville for those in the area who are interested in looking for ways to treat and alleviate certain medical conditions.

Second Annual Baseball Bash to be held to support the Challenger Field of Dreams project

Johnny Damon, former Yankees and Red Sox World Series Champion, will provide the keynote address

The second annual Baseball Bash to benefit the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. at The Oncenter Ballroom. The event includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auction and keynote address from Johnny Damon, former player on the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams.

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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.

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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.

Upstate University Hospital physicians bring back the ‘house call’

Upstate at Home will send a doctor to your residence as an option for individuals who may want medical care in the comfort of their home.

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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.

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Project to pave the Erie Canalway Trail between DeWitt and Manlius reduced

Decision made by State Parks Department after hearing public input

The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that after hearing public input, they have decided to only pave about 2.9 miles of the original 4.5 miles for the $325,000 Erie Canalway Trail improvement project announce earlier this month.

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Allstate Foundation donates $1000 to DeWitt Little League Baseball Inc.

Allstate Insurance agent John Spencer II, whose office is located at 6585 Kinne Road in Dewitt, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Little League Baseball Inc., where Spencer volunteers.

Par’s Indoor Golf coming to DeWitt Town Center

The local golf season is now year round in the Syracuse area with a planned opening of Par’s Indoor Golf at the DeWitt Town Center at 3179 Erie Boulevard.