The village of Fayetteville is wasting no time now that the nice weather has finally arrived. Construction began for Phase 2 of Canal Landing Park with the installation of a bridge on May 10. The bridge was installed behind Brooklea Drive and connects Canal Landing Park to the Erie Canal path, which begins in Fayetteville behind the baseball fields next to the town of Manlius’ municipal building and heads East towards Rome.
Jowonio preschool and Syracuse University team up to create a tree house for children of all abilities
In 2007, Jack Denny was a student at Jowonio, an internationally-recognized preschool known for its integrated curriculum for children of all abilities, including those with special needs. Denny, who has autism, walked up to the school’s nature path one day and announced that he wanted a tree house that would be accessible to all of his friends, including those in wheelchairs. And that was the beginning of the Play Perch project. On May 10, after six years of preparations and nine months of hard work by Syracuse University architecture students, the school officially opened the Denny Family Play Perch for its students.
Municipalities held Arbor Day celebrations at Fayetteville schools
Students at Creative Environment Day School kicked off their Arbor Day with a school-wide ceremony held by the village of Fayetteville during the morning of April 26.
Fayetteville-Manlius Girl Scout Troop 10526 is establishing a local “Plant A Row For The Hungry” (PAR) project to benefit FM Community Outreach Food Pantry. PAR is a national people-helping-people program, started in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association (GWA), which encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to food relief organizations serving the homeless and hungry in their communities.
Kellish Hill music barn: a music venue with family values
Kathy Kellish is a ball of energy. Whether she’s getting up at 4 a.m. to make breakfast on two hours of sleep or rocking out onstage with her autoharp, you can bet she’s doing it with all the enthusiasm and vigor she has inside of her. It’s this unfading drive she has that’s helped her to turn her old family farm into one of Syracuse’s best new music venues- called the Kellish Hill music barn.
GreeningUSA will bring “Chasing Ice”, a 75 minute documentary by James Balog, National Geographic photographer to The Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street. Doors open 6:00 p.m on April 22, Earth Day.
Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is hosting a special screening of a new, award-winning documentary that shows through the use of time-lapse photography the retreat of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets during a seven-year period.
In 2012, the town saved over $41,000 by reducing its carbon footprint
The Town of Dewitt has been working with SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry students for over three years now to reduce both its carbon footprint and the amount of money spent by the town. On March 20, the town’s Sustainability Committee held a meeting for any residents interested in both learning how the town has been conserving energy and money and giving their input as to what the town can do to keep residents informed about the importance of sustainability.
The Town of DeWitt celebrated its new status as a Tree City USA Friday by planting a tree outside the David G. Klim Learning Center, located within Springfield Gardens off Thompson Road.
The Manlius Village Board approved Boy Scout Noah Chrysler's proposal to add more hiking trails, repair the bridge that overlooks the pond and add an additional bench to Perry Springs Park.
DeWitt Rotary Club members and local officials gathered Monday, Oct. 15, to rededicate the Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Area, located off Kinne Road between Butternut Drive and Cedar Bay Road.
Due to inclement weather, the Bridgeport Duck Race, scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, has been postponed. It will take place next Saturday, Sept. 15, instead. It will still take place at 3 p.m. in Chittenango Creek behind St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bridgeport.
First meeting will toheld at Fayetteville Free Library
Travel experts Don and Mary Merritt, of Marcellus, have started a free travel club to bring together people interested in travel and learning about travel.
Robin Hodgskin and Anne Stack, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, put their own spin on arriving in style this week.
To the young girls who visit Spring Ponds Fishery in Fayetteville, Susan Hullar is more than just “the fish lady” — she’s a role model.