Town hosts second annual house decorating contest
Residents of the town of Cicero are getting a chance to show off their brightest lights and cheeriest holiday decorations. The town’s Youth Bureau, Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its second annual Holiday Decorating Contest from now through Dec. 14. The contest officially kicked off Nov. 14.
The Liverpool Central School District Board of Education voted Dec. 1 to allow the district to relocate students during construction from September 2015 to January 2018. Students at Chestnut Hill Middle School will move to Chestnut Hill Elementary, and CHE students will move to the former Wetzel Road Elementary School building.
I have kicked off my seventh-annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive to help our soldiers serving overseas stay connected with their loved ones back home, especially during the holidays. You can support this important cause by donating your gently-used mobile phones to any of my designated collection sites throughout Onondaga County and the city of Auburn.
NOPL @ North Syracuse will host a concert presented by the Hospice Harmony Singers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
Sets Dec. 15 deadline for chimney removal
At a special Dec. 1 meeting, the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees declared the house at 107 Lake Drive “an unsafe structure” and gave 81-year-old homeowner Estelle Linehan until Dec. 15 to remove or repair her deteriorating chimney or face possible demolition of the entire structure.
Local eatery Café at 407 unveiled its new menu and welcomed coffee-drinkers and crafters alike at its fifth anniversary celebration on Dec. 5. Community members gathered for $0.05 coffee and a “handmade market” of several Central New York artisans who shared their locally made wares.
Liverpool makes grand final statement on national stage
All season long, the Liverpool boys cross country team knew how good it was, that it ranked among the best squads in the United States. Then, in the biggest meet of their careers, the Warriors went out and proved it.
Warriors edge Corcoran, sweep tourney in Niagara Falls
Between a laundry list of fouls, a superb effort from Marquis Gilbert and even a question about the score of the game, the Liverpool boys basketball team had a lot to overcome in last Tuesday night’s season opener at Corcoran.
Northstars return plenty of talent in latest title quest
With the count standing at six consecutive Section III Class AA championships, a pair of state titles and five straight trips to the state final four, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team can safely call itself a dynasty.
C-NS to miss Evans for season with knee injury
Everything that happened to the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team in the off-season following a narrow, 83-79 defeat to Utica Proctor in last March’s Section III Class AA final at the Carrier Dome suggested that getting back to the title game in 2014-15 was going to be quite difficult.
C-NS, in first game after Dome win, ties Raiders 4-4
Now the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams have both gone through encounters with Baldwinsville – in vastly different circumstances, and with vastly different results, though their meetings with Mohawk Valley would also prove divergent.
Northstars, Liverpool open season at Andersen Invitational
This time around, the Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling team made the annual Andersen Tournament its starting point for the season. And as 2014-15 got underway, the Northstars could celebrate the fact that its most recent Section III champion was heading into the college ranks.
Burdo leads returning cast for Warriors
Nick Burdo, Connor Thiel and Matt Petit were at the forefront for a Liverpool boys swim team that offered a rousing start to its 2014-15 season at the expense of its neighbors from Cicero-North Syracuse.
Northstars also beat B'ville, lead CNYCL race
Eleven straight strikes were in the books. All that Nick Joss needed was one more to earn a perfect game and offer an exclamation point to the Cicero-North Syracuse bowling team’s sweep of Liverpool last Tuesday afternoon at Strike-N-Spare Lanes.
Fourth-quarter comeback produces 83-82 win
Between a laundry list of fouls, a superb effort from Marquis Gilbert and even a question about the score of the game, theLiverpool boys basketball team had a lot to overcome in Tuesday night’s season opener at Corcoran.
Shannon Wilkinson is an accomplished dancer, having taken classes at Tawn Marie’s Dance Centre for 14 years, where she also serves as a teaching assistant. This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week has also been on Tawn Marie’s competition team for 12 years, winning several regional competitions and earning nominations to the National Dance Team.
After going dark for more than three years, the old French Fort’s fixing to rekindle its fires more brightly than ever. The facility, which has been known as Saint Marie Among the Iroquois for the past two decades, will now be known as Skä·noñh — Great Law of Peace Center thanks to a joint effort by the Onondaga Historical Association, Onondaga County, the Onondaga Nation and local colleges.
The town of Salina has entered into an intermunicipal agreement with Onondaga County for summer recreation program funding. The town board approved the motion at its Nov. 24 meeting. Previously, Salina received funds from New York state for summer programming, which includes arts and crafts, “Zoo to You” activities through the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
Congressman-elect shares his thoughts about his coming term
On Nov. 4, voters in the 24th Congressional District sent a resounding message: they no longer wanted Dan Maffei to represent them. Maffei, a Democrat, lost to Republican challenger John Katko, a former U.S. Attorney, by a margin of 73,317 votes to 55,268. Katko said he wasn’t necessarily surprised by the victory. “We were going door-to-door for the last couple of weeks of the campaign … and we were getting a pretty good response,” he said. “I just felt the momentum, so I wasn’t surprised that we won.”
Liverpool finishes strong third at New York Regionals
A season spent in the national rankings, but in the long shadow of a local powerhouse, will end for the Liverpool boys cross country team in the one place it wanted to get to all along.