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.

Editorial: Fight the burn

As you enjoy some fun in the sun this summer, it’s important to protect your body’s largest organ: the skin.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Celebrating 30 years of Parks and Recreation Month

With summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes and endless outdoor activities available to you right here in Central New York. And with this July marking 30 years of Parks and Recreation Month, there’s no better way to celebrate then by getting outside, enjoying fresh air and making memories with family and friends.

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Registration is open for third annual ‘Teed Off at Cancer’ golf tournament in Pompey

Registration is open for Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer's third annual “Teed Off at Cancer” golf outing on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Pompey Club. The outing is another in SDBC’s series of events that combine fitness and fun to engage the community in the ongoing fight against cancer.

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.

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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.