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DeWitt receives Tree City USA Growth Award

The town of DeWitt has received recognition as a 2015 Tree City USA community with a growth award from the Arbor Day Foundation at a ceremony in Albany on March 26.

Details released for proposed apartment project in Fayetteville

Developers of a proposed apartment complex aimed at “empty-nesters and young professionals” on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville presented a planned unit development (P.U.D) application at the March 9 Fayetteville Village Board meeting.

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Public hearing set for ‘cruise ship on land’ senior living center in Manlius

A public hearing has been set for Wednesday, March 25, for the proposed “cruise ship on land” Resort Lifestyle Communities senior living center, to be located at the corner of North Burdick Street and Medical Center Drive in the town of Manlius.

F-M Neighbors and Newcomers club invites new members

The Fayetteville-Manlius Newcomers Club would like to welcome new members of the area as well as neighbors who are already here.

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Barber brings decades of global experience to Manlius

Passion and customer relationship drives Italian barber’s business model

After more than half a century cutting and styling men’s hair at locations around the world, barber Benito “Benny” Catanzariti is bringing his decades of experience in men’s hair care and styling to A Look for All Seasons salon in Manlius.

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ShoppingTown Mall announces major renovation plans

100,000-square-feet of Sears wing to be demolished

Approximately 100,000 square feet of ShoppingTown Mall along Erie Boulevard is set to be demolished, and more parking, store fronts and outdoor walkways will take its place in an upcoming effort by Moonbeam Capital Investments, the company that bought ShoppingTown Mall in 2013, to entice new stores in and rejuvenate the moribund mall.

Sheriff’s office arrests man in snowplowing scam

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man who has scammed multiple people in Onondaga County has been arrested for his crimes.

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Silverhammers tinker away for a good cause

When a group of retirees became disillusioned with the direction of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, they struck out on their own to do construction projects for a cause.

DeWitt tree planting process a success

The town of DeWitt, in conjunction with Onondaga Earth Corps, Cornell Cooperative Extension, People In Action and residents and management of Springfield Garden Apartment Complex, joined forces to plant 22 trees along Caton Drive in DeWitt in mid-October.

Solarize Syracuse promotes solar power in Syracuse and surrounding areas

Recently, seven local organizations partnered together to create a grassroots solar power initiative called “Solarize Syracuse”. Its mission is to provide residences in the greater Syracuse area with solar power, saving both money and the planet.

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The giving spirit

Fayetteville teen awarded $36,000 for providing low-income families with everyday essentials

It all started when Adena Rochelson volunteered at a local food pantry. Rochelson, who was 9 years old at the time, noticed an empty shelf that was intended to hold personal care items, like toilet paper and soap.

Proposed changes to Fayetteville zoning code leave residents concerned

A proposed amendment to a zoning chapter in the village of Fayetteville could change the rules that outline who can operate a business out of some of the village’s oldest homes.

Rain barrels looking even better for Park Hill and Franklin Park residents

The town of Dewitt is joining forces with CNY Central New York Decorative Artists chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters to offer rain barrel painting assistance for residents of the Franklin Park and Park Hill neighborhoods.

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Covanta and Southwood Fire Department collect one ton of e-waste

Covanta Onondaga and the Southwood Fire Department recently collected over 2,000 pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) from local residents and businesses at a collection event and open house at the Southwood Fire Department in Jamesville. Items collected included cell phones, televisions, laptops, PCs, tablets and cameras.

Have ESM Carpentry build your house, addition or other project

The carpentry program at the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District is now accepting project applications for the 2014-15 school year. Appropriate projects must be within the ESM school district boundaries and be sizeable enough to engage up to 20 students and may include a new home, addition, garage or similar project.

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