Health & Fitness


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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.

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Adoptable pet of the week

Rudy is a one-year old male pit bull mix. He came into the DeWitt Animal Hospital on June 14 and is a very friendly boy who likes to play fetch, loves belly rubs and is good around other dogs.

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PACE CNY holds ribbon cutting at new East Syracuse health center

PACE CNY, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly held a ribbon cutting today for the new 38,000 square foot PACE CNY McAuliffe Health Center at 115 Circle Drive in East Syracuse.

33rd Annual Jewish Home Open Golf Tournament to be held at Drumlins East

“A day of golf is fun, but you can’t beat the feeling of knowing that our seniors continue to receive excellent, state-of-the-art care at Menorah Park of CNY. And that’s why you should sponsor or participate in the Jewish Home Open,” according to Victoria Kohl, Foundation at Menorah Park of CNY vice president. The outing is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Drumlins East.

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Syracuse Challenger League gives all children a chance to ‘play ball’

The Syracuse Challenger Baseball League finished up its season in a big way — with its 14 teams playing their seven final match-ups of the season at the Syracuse Chiefs’ NBT Bank Stadium, being cheered by family, friends and Chiefs mascots Scooch and Pops.

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EDITORIAL: Look out for Lyme

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.

Moving DeWitt initiative to host family-fun canal walk

The Moving DeWitt initiative has announced they will host a 1.6 mile family-fun walk along the canal at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. The walk will start at Ryder Park, 5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse, and is open to everyone.

Bishop Grimes to host annual golf tournament

Bishop Grimes has announced Saturday, July 25, as the date for their annual Cobra Golf Classic Tournament.

Registration open for first ever ‘Tour the Towpath’ cycling event

Ride is a 36 mile recreational bike ride from Rome to DeWitt

Communities along the Old Erie Canal Historic State Park have teamed up to offer a new event called Tour the Towpath, a 36 mile bicycle ride along the Old Erie Canal on July 31 and Aug. 1. Participants can enjoy great cycling, community hospitality and local attractions as they bike from Rome to DeWitt.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Celebrating 30 years of Parks and Recreation Month

With summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes and endless outdoor activities available to you right here in Central New York. And with this July marking 30 years of Parks and Recreation Month, there’s no better way to celebrate then by getting outside, enjoying fresh air and making memories with family and friends.

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Registration is open for third annual ‘Teed Off at Cancer’ golf tournament in Pompey

Registration is open for Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer's third annual “Teed Off at Cancer” golf outing on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Pompey Club. The outing is another in SDBC’s series of events that combine fitness and fun to engage the community in the ongoing fight against cancer.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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Dr. John D. Callahan elected to represent Northeastern Society of Orthodontists on Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists

John D. Callahan has been elected by the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) as its representative on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Callahan is a partner in Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics, with offices in Fayetteville, Fulton and North Syracuse.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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Manlius Cavalry Club golf course to celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 27, The Cavalry Club will celebrate 50 years of operation as a golf course with a dinner and nine- and 18-hole tournaments.