According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are more than 4,000 local Christmas tree recycling programs throughout the United States. Luckily, Onondaga County is home to many tree recycling programs.
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.
Manlius All Sports Booster Club is hosting its fifth Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27. The Turkey Trot consists of three non-competitive runs beginning at 10 a.m. with an 800 meter Kid’s Fun Run and at 10:15 a.m. the 4K and 8K runs will start.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy the holidays with your family while helping out local organizations and charities? The town of Manlius is providing an opportunity for this by bringing residents and local organizations together in their first Holiday Lights, Camera, Trees event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Four Season Golf and Ski.
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.
The Fayetteville-Manlius school district is hosting a seminar focusing on NCAA recruiting and eligibility on Monday, Oct. 27 at the high school’s main auditorium.
Last month, more than 3,150 boats, canoes and kayaks joined together on Fourth Lake in Inlet, N.Y. to break the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of boats.
For 15 years, residents of Jamesville — sponsored by the Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JamPac) and the Jamesville Chamber of Commerce — have conducted volunteer street trash cleanups throughout the hamlet every October; this year, that passion and energy to keep the community clean will extend to the entire town of DeWitt as the DeWitt Advisory Conservation Commission holds its first annual October cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18.
The 2014 Canine Carnival, held Aug. 10, was a rousing success. Now in its fifth year, it is the largest dog rescue event in New York State. With an increasing number of volunteer organizations, vendors, shows and adoptees, the outdoor event needed even more space this year and pulled up stakes for a move to Jamesville Beach County Park, where County Executive Joanie Mahoney kicked off the event, followed by a local pastor's prayer over the animals.
DeFrancisco’s e-cycling event raises $1,000 for local charity
On July 28, at East Syracuse Village Hall, State Sen. John A. DeFrancisco joined Jon Nappa, of Bruin Recycling, and Alice Kim, of Time Warner Cable, to present a $1,000 check to Flags and Flowers for the Veterans. The donation was generated through an electronics recycling event, held this past June in East Syracuse, that DeFrancisco sponsored along with Time Warner Cable and Bruin Recycling.
In the 1880s, when Manlius was compiled of dirt roads, a small gazebo was built at the corner of Academy Street and East Seneca Turnpike. The gazebo remained standing for more than 130 years, but eventually needed many repairs. This summer, the tattered, worn-down gazebo has been rebuilt to look similar to the old one, but stronger and more stable.
Fayetteville Library’s Geek Girl Camp encourages science, engineering, technology and math careers for girls
It’s not very common to find a public library that offers a week-long summer camp experience for kids. But the Fayetteville Free Library did just that from July 28 through Aug. 1, when it offered the first ever “Geek Girl Camp” for Central New York girls.
Runners and “mudders” of all ages will soon take part in the third annual Fay-Man Day of Races, scheduled for Sunday, July 27 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. The event, which is a fundraiser for the F-M All Sports Booster Club, offers competitors three different races; the Muddy Hornet Challenge, the 5k Race of Champions and the Mud Puppy Dash Fun Run for kids.
The Fayetteville High School Alumni Association is planning its 16th annual Reunion Weekend on Aug. 22 and 23. It is open to anyone who attended Fayetteville High School (now known as Wellwood Middle School). It then became part of the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District in 1953. However, for several years thereafter, until F-M High School opened, hundreds of students graduated from the original building. These former students are also welcome.
The Onondaga County Health Department announced July 9 that Jamesville Beach will be closed for swimming due to high levels of bacteria in the water. Swimming will not be allowed until bacteria levels return to acceptable levels. The Health Department monitors public beach water quality routinely and closes swimming when bacteria levels exceed acceptable standards.