Closure of part of Route 5 will affect thousands of cars
If you try to travel east toward Chittenango on Route 5 from the village of Fayetteville this summer, you may find that it will take a little longer than usual. The New York State Department of Transportation is replacing a culvert pipe that runs Bishop’s Brook under Route 5 between Shady Lane and Cashin Drive and has closed down a section of the road.
For the citizens of Minoa, the annual Fire Department Field Days are as familiar in the month of May as the smell of a barbeque or the crack of a baseball bat hitting a ball- they’ve always associated the event with the kickoff of the summer season.
Lakeland Park chosen for company's newest Outdoor Discovery School
Less than two weeks after discussions began, it’s official: L.L. Bean has chosen Cazenovia Lake as the location of its latest “Outdoor Discovery School.” “The eagle has landed,” Trustee Jim Joseph, who coordinated the deal for the village, said into his cell phone Saturday afternoon, June 1, as he and other village board members watched the green L.L. Bean trailer full of kayaks back into place near the public swimming area in Lakeland Park.
This year, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity is beginning its third Veteran’s Build home in Onondaga County. The build will begin this summer on the 400 block of East Yates Street in East Syracuse. The home is a 1,400 square foot ranch-style home built on concrete slab. It is specially adapted and is wheelchair accessible for those with disabilities visiting or living in the home. On May 17, an introduction ceremony was held on site to announce the family moving in and talk more about the project.
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.