Online course makes it more convenient to satisfy boating education requirements
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced that boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course. Until now, the only option for the 20,000 people seeking a boating safety certificate in New York each year was to complete an eight-hour classroom-based course.
Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year
Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.
This year’s F-M Relay for Life is quickly approaching, and the student group helping to organize the fundraiser is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the annual Survivor’s Lap.
F-M sends a record five boats to the SRAA National Championship Regatta
The Fayetteville Manlius High School rowing program celebrated a historic trip to the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta at Fish Creek on May 9 and 10. The F-M Hornets girls senior 2x (Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman) won a gold medal and are the 2015 New York State Scholastic Champions.
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District track and turf field will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.
Linwood and Barbara Starratt, owners of the Oran Valley Golf Practice center on Route 92, are bringing a new sport to the area — ‘soccer golf.’
The Fayetteville Village Board is looking into drafting a local law that would help decrease the white tail deer population within the village — and they're looking for interested citizens to help out.
With the season of spring finally showing itself in Central New York, this winter’s snow has melted and exposed the litter and debris that was previously kept hidden by the harsh weather. And now that people in the community are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors this season, many are noticing the large amount of accumulated litter and are choosing to take action.
The annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota happens this Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.
In the spirit of Earth Day, about 100 residents in the town of DeWitt got together last weekend to participate in a spring litter cleanup. The Saturday, April 25, event was made possible by the DeWitt Advisory Conservation Commission (DACC), who holds annual spring and fall cleanups in the town.
Anyone is able to participate
Looking for an opportunity to clean up the litter in your local area? This coming Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, the town of DeWitt is hosting three Earth Day Litter Cleanups.
It’s that time of year again — the time where many people in the community get together to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the annual Relay for Life event. This year, leading up to the Fayetteville-Manlius area Relay there will be a “Wine and Tees” fundraising event on Saturday, May 2, at The Ridge golf course in Chittenango.
Village board must weigh options presented by DEC
After meeting with representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Manlius Mayor Paul Whorrall said the beloved Manlius mute swan pair, Manny and Faye, will still not be allowed to hatch their eggs at the Manlius Swan Pond.
Tickets for the third annual “Wine in the Woods” fundraising event for Camp Good Days and Special Times are now on sale to the public.
Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday April 4, with classes to start on Monday April 6 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.