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Hallowrun is this weekend

Have you signed up to be chased by zombies yet? The second annual Hallowrun for Hunger will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Aspen Shelter at Oneida Shores. Organized by Cicero-North Syracuse High School junior Liz Westfall, the event features a 5K run-walk in which student zombies from C-NS will chase runners as they make their way along the course. The event will raise money for the Food Bank of Central New York, the main food supplier to 268 emergency food programs in 11 counties in the state.

State ed commissioner visits Lakeshore

New York State Department of Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. and Regents Vice Chancellor Anthony Bottar visited Lakeshore Road Elementary School in Cicero the afternoon of Sept. 24.

LBE celebrates annual Pinwheels for Peace event

Long Branch Elementary celebrated the International Day of Peace on Tuesday, Sept. 23 (the actual date was Sunday, Sept. 21) by participating in Pinwheels for Peace, a program developed by two art teachers in Florida. Students designed their own pinwheels using a premade template, then planted them in the school’s front yard in the shape of a peace sign.

5K at Oneida Shores remembers stillborn Cicero baby

Jaclyn Gangloff had a normal pregnancy – until the end. “She had gone full term. She was at 38 and a half weeks,”’ said Audrey Gangloff, Jaclyn’s mother-in-law and former Gillette Road Middle School principal. “She’d just been to the doctor on Thursday [March 13], and everything was fine. On Friday [March 14], her water broke. They got to the hospital, thinking they’re having the baby, and there’s no heartbeat.”

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Cicero dedicates Central Park playground, treesa

Thanks to a $100,000 capital funds grant made possible by State Sen. David Valesky, children in Cicero have a new place to play and grow. The town of Cicero held a dedication ceremony Sept. 23 for the new playground in Central Park, which also includes trees planted in honor of local families and community members.

Cicero unveils first draft of 2015 budget

The town of Cicero has released the preliminary draft of the 2015 town budget, it was announced at the town board’s Sept. 24 meeting. Town Supervisor Jessica Zambrano said the budget was “hot off the press” — Town

On the campaign trail: DeJoseph will have a ballot line

Judge Brian DeJoseph has earned the Conservative Party nomination in his bid for reelection to the New York State Supreme Court. DeJoseph’s name will appear on Row C this year along with other highly qualified Conservative candidates. This position will appear on ballots in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.

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Scott runs wild as Warriors smash C-NS

Liverpool improves to 4-0, maintains 'Star Wars' Cup

Jaydakis Scott personally made sure that the Liverpool football team was not ceding local bragging rights to Cicero-North Syracuse - at least not in 2014, anyway. Scott's breathtaking effort - 309 yards on 26 carries, five touchdowns - helped the Warriors roll past the Northstars 39-12 Friday night at LHS Stadium and maintain possession of the "Star Wars" Cup for another 12 months.

Yale professor hosts ‘emotional intelligence’ workshop for parents

Marc Brackett is “trying to build an emotionally intelligent New York.” Brackett, director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, is teaming up with OCM BOCES to host interactive workshops for parents and teachers to learn how to raise emotionally intelligent children — that is, children who can manage their emotions effectively throughout life’s ups and downs. Brackett will be holding three “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters” workshops next week: one for parents Sept. 30 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and two for educators Oct. 1 on the OCM BOCES campus in Liverpool.

American Diner now serves entrees and opinions

Jenn works as a waitress at the American Diner along the railroad tracks at 214 Oswego St., but Friday afternoon she served a welcome side of good news along with the daily specials. The bright-eyed bespectacled brunette clearly has a flair for marketing. “I don’t know if you’ve heard,” she hinted to each customer as he finished his meal, “but we’re now open for dinner Monday through Friday.”

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OCM BOCES opens new Innovation Tech high school in Liverpool

For too long, we’ve been doing education the same way — and it’s doing our students a disservice. At least, that’s what the administrators at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES believe. And they’re trying to address the problem by introducing a new kind of instruction in Central New York. OCM BOCES held an official grand opening for its new Innovation Tech high school Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the facility at the Lee G. Peters Career Training Center in Liverpool. Classes began Sept. 3.

L’pool Village Board also updated on roadwork, recent police incident

At the Aug. 18 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board, Mary Rhea, of 204 Brow St., cited five problems she wanted the trustees to address.

Landfill debt will impact Salina’s 2015 budget

The time has come for Salina residents to start paying back the debts incurred for remediation of the town landfill.

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Warriors, Northstars set for gridiron showdown

Liverpool blanks RFA; C-NS rolls past Proctor

While the football rivalry between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse has always run hot, it might never mean as much as it does when the two battle it out for the 'Star Wars Cup' next Friday night at LHS Stadium.