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AJ’s Archery benefit bags $1,200 for charitable foundation

More than 30 archers participated recently in AJ’S Archery’s IBO World Championship Warm Up, and raised $1,200 to benefit the Syracuse-based charity “Two Smiles One Hope.”

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State DEC continues to question Manlius swans

Despite the long battle the village of Manlius has fought to be able to hatch their mute swan eggs each year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is still questioning what they plan to do with the pair of mute swans in Manlius, Manny and Faye, when it comes to mating season next year.

In the Earth Column: Native copper boulders

The most famous native copper boulder is the Ontonagon Boulder. This solid mass of natural copper weighs 3,708 pounds and is now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. However, a much bigger boulder, weighing 17 tons just went on permanent display at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in upper Michigan, which has prompted this column. Basalt is an igneous rock that has come to the surface as a liquid — that is, as lava.

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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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.

Erie Canal Museum receives $20,000 community foundation grant

The Central New York Community Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Erie Canal Museum for an ideas competition soliciting input on connecting the Erie Canalway Trail from the town of DeWitt to the city of Syracuse. The project is a partnership between the museum and the town of DeWitt.

Editorial: Residential chickens cause big problems in a small community

Chicken is a staple in the American diet. Whether it be their meat or their eggs, there are countless ways to cook a chicken and its products. For some people, raising chickens in their yards seems like a cost-effective way to get poultry products, rather than drive to Wegmans or Tops.

Column: Here come the hops — again!

This column seems to be one about ancient knowledge. Two generations ago, everyone around Central New York knew about hops. Before long, I suspect, this will again be true.

East Syracuse looks to rid village of backyard chickens

Will hold public hearing at Aug. 3 board meeting

The village of East Syracuse municipal office has gotten multiple complaints about properties within the village that are housing chickens — and the village board is looking to do something about it.

Bishop Grimes to host annual golf tournament

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

Fayetteville Village Board revises local firearms law to help deer management efforts

The village of Fayetteville is moving forward with its plans to reduce and manage the deer population in the village by changing village law to allow trained and permitted individuals to use a compound bow to hunt deer within village limits.

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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Lorenzo Driving Competition returns to Cazenovia

The sights and sounds of beautiful horses, carriages new and old and handsomely dressed drivers will return to Cazenovia in the annual Lorenzo Driving Competition on July 18 and 19 at the Lorenzo State Historic Site. Spectators can attend this free event to watch the competition and also to learn about the history of carriages and about contemporary horse health practices.

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Students learn about Onondaga Nation’s culture at F-M Archaeology Camp

Despite the rainy weather last week, about 20 students took the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about the Onondaga Nation at the annual F-M Archaeology Camp, which ran from June 29 to July 3 at the district owned excavation site off of Broadfield Road in Manlius.

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