More than 50 residents packed into the Fayetteville Village Courtroom on Oct. 8 to learn more about — and to voice their opinions on — the proposed white-tailed deer management program, which would include a bait-and-cull bow hunting system to decrease the deer population in Fayetteville.
DeWitt resident and Manlius Pebble Hill senior Sofia Verheyen spent her summer on the water, basking in the sun, enjoying the great outdoors … sort of. While this is all true to some extent, she didn’t exactly enjoy a lot of “down time” during her summer break. She did, however, have an adventure like no other, paddling almost 1,000 miles from western and northern Ontario to Hudson Bay by canoe with Camp Wabun.
So, last week, we looked at a few of the early bird haunted attractions in Central New York. This week, a second round of monster havens opened and the screams throughout the countryside are getting louder. Without further fanfare, let’s begin.
It’s been more than 110 years since the last burial occurred at Messina Springs Cemetery on James Street in DeWitt – and for decades the cemetery looked like what it was: abandoned. During the past few years, however, members of the community and DeWitt town officials have been working to rehabilitate this historic spot and have made great strides this year.
On Sunday Sept. 27, the Southern Hills Posse attended the Clear Path for Veterans third annual motorcycle ride. With 250 riders present, the club presented a check for $4,500 to Clear Path for Veterans.
The Fiddlers Green Park Associations is inviting the community to join them for a fall gathering in the park from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 on Solvay Road in Jamesville.
The overpopulation of white-tailed deer in the village of Fayetteville has become a problem that needs to be solved. The village cannot turn a blind eye to the increase of Lyme disease found in people and pets, the increase in vehicular accidents caused by deer and the damage to property and vegetation caused by clusters of deer settlements in the village.
Citizens interested in learning more about the planned deer management program in the village of Fayetteville will get the opportunity at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Village Offices.
I am grateful to a reader for having brought this matter to my attention. Thank you! The common reed (Phragmites australis) is widespread in our region in wet and swampy areas. I guess I had noticed that it seems particularly prevalent along highways and interstate interchanges, but I always assumed it was a native plant. If that is so, then it must be changing patterns of land use that have led to these massive monocultures across the landscape. Alternately, maybe it is actually an exotic plant imported from elsewhere that is actually a classic invasive plant.
Decision made by State Parks Department after hearing public input
The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that after hearing public input, they have decided to only pave about 2.9 miles of the original 4.5 miles for the $325,000 Erie Canalway Trail improvement project announce earlier this month.
Kudzu is a perennial vine native to China and eventually brought to Japan, Korea and southeast Asia. It was introduced to the US at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. It was again featured at the New Orleans Exposition in 1883.
‘Tis late summer, and our highways and byways and wetlands are rimmed with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This showy wildflower is actually an invasive species that threatens native flora and fauna in our wetlands.
Mill Run Park in Manlius received a new sign, trail markers and a printable brochure recently thanks to 15-year-old Amelia Krouse, a girl scout from Troop 10071, who decided to make these updates her project to achieve the Gold Award for Girl Scouts.
More than 30 archers participated recently in AJ’S Archery’s IBO World Championship Warm Up, and raised $1,200 to benefit the Syracuse-based charity “Two Smiles One Hope.”
Despite the long battle the village of Manlius has fought to be able to hatch their mute swan eggs each year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is still questioning what they plan to do with the pair of mute swans in Manlius, Manny and Faye, when it comes to mating season next year.