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Village of Manlius to hold 37th annual Fourth of July festivities

On Saturday, July 4, the Village of Manlius Parks and Recreation Department will host their 37th annual Fourth of July Celebration.

Column: Mica mines in Northern New York

Micas are a group of common minerals that cleave into transparent, flexible sheets. In a rock sample, mica is often the shiny, almost metallic-looking stuff. Mica is common in many kinds of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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Syracuse Woman Magazine editor narrates book

Eagle news employee and Syracuse Woman Magazine Editor Alyssa LaFaro recently narrated a book called “The Finger Lakes Region: A Photographic Portrait,” published by Massachusetts-based Twin Lights Publishers. The book features photos from all over the Finger Lakes Region, taken by local photographer and Keuka Lake resident Bill Banaszewski.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

Teen is saved in Jamesville Beach near-drowning incident

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports lifeguards at Jamesville Beach Park are being credited for saving the life of a 14-year-old girl after a near-drowning incident this afternoon.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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Manlius Cavalry Club golf course to celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 27, The Cavalry Club will celebrate 50 years of operation as a golf course with a dinner and nine- and 18-hole tournaments.

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Yahnundasis hires new golf course personnel

Yahnundasis has recently announced the hiring of two seasoned golf professionals at one of Central New York’s most prestigious golf courses.

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F-M educator turns fallen oak tree into learning experience

Recently, a large oak tree fell outside of Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. But instead of letting the tree be cleared without circumstance, an educator decided to turn the large fallen tree into a learning opportunity for students.

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Three cygnets hatch at Manlius Swan Pond

After a long battle with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, three baby mute swans (cygnets) have hatched at the Manlius Swan Pond.

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Village of Manlius kid’s fishing derby results

The following are the results for the village of Manlius’ annual spring fishing derby. The top two largest fish for each age group was awarded a prize.

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F-M coach named National Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s cross country, indoor and spring track head coach has earned another accolade to add to his list of honors.

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DeWitt cuts ribbon on Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Trail

After more than a decade of work to create a local park system connected through trails and walkways over the old Erie Canal, the ribbon was cut last weekend on the Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Trail in DeWitt to celebrate the opening of the new wooden boardwalk.

Editorial: Community persistence helped keep cygnets at the Manlius Swan Pond

In early March, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ruled that mute swans — a species native to Europe and Asia — were an invasive species and made a plan to eliminate the waterfowl by 2025.

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DEC sends permit: Manlius swans can hatch eggs

Cygnets will begin to hatch over the course of the next week

After a long battle, Manny and Faye — the famous mute swan pair at the Manlius Swan Pond — will be able to legally hatch their cygnets.