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Bringing home the bronze

CNY Elite Lacrosse Club snags third place in Scotland invitational

The CNY Elite Lacrosse Club earned third place in the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse at Edinburgh, Scotland, last month. But the 24 girls from the Cicero-North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Jordan-Elbridge school districts have brought back more than just a bronze medal — they’ve returned with new friends and new memories, too.

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LETTER: Thanks to the strangers for the birthday dinner

To the editor: The other day, my wife took me to the Cicero Denny’s to celebrate my birthday. W

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NOPL news: Watercolor painting for beginners

NOPL @ Cicero will host an Adult Beginner Watercolor Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Whether you have an empty frame you’d like to fill with your own work of art or you’re simply looking to educate yourself more on the medium, this class is your introduction to painting with watercolors. You don’t have to have the skills of John Singer Sargent or Georgia O’Keefe to enjoy painting with watercolors!

REMEMBERING CLAY: Historian: What’s in a name?

Clay’s municipal historian and New York state’s historian have had varied histories. On July 8, John Warren, editor of the New York State History blog, posted the following: “State Historian Bob Weible Stepping Down.” This was a shock to each and every municipal historian in New York state, including here in Clay.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26

In 1852, activists gathered in Syracuse to fight for equality at the third national Women’s Rights Convention. New York has remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement ever since, but, despite significant gains, many women still lack full equality. On Aug. 26, I hope you’ll join me in observing Women’s Equality Day, which reminds us not only of the strides we have taken in securing full and equal rights for women but also of the importance of continuing the fight.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Seneca Savings moving to Route 57

For the past 66 years, villagers have banked at Seneca Savings at 105 Second St. On Monday, Aug. 31, it will open a new location on Route 57 in the town of Clay.

A walk for justice

Inaugural event raises funds for low-cost legal services

Too often, people who can’t afford a lawyer don’t get their needs met in the legal system. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. In Syracuse, people below a certain income threshold who need an attorney for any reason, be it for a civil or a criminal matter, can turn to either the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society or the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

C-NS announces fall sports schedule

Kline debuts as football coach Sept. 3 against Kingston at Carrier Dome

This is an active 2015-16 sports season at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, with Bragman Stadium hosting both the state football and boys lacrosse semifinals and, in June, the state track and field championships return. Here is the fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Liverpool announces fall sports schedule

Girls soccer Warriors seeks third straight sectional title

The 2015 fall sports season at Liverpool High School includes the girls soccer team pursuing a third straight Section III Class AA title, along with football looking to return to the sectional final and a boys cross country team that finished fourth at the Nike Nationals in 2014. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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LBE seeks volunteers to help build playground

Long Branch Elementary will soon have a new playground, and it’s going to be a true community effort. Volunteers will build the new playground structure Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29. The school’s PTCO is looking for community members to help with the effort.

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LPL trustees tap Glenna Wisniewski as new director

Five weeks after new director Dan Golden unexpectedly resigned, the Liverpool Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed another director.

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Brave Bots

C-NS art students create hand-painted tiny robots for Golisano patients

Scattered across the counter in a classroom at Cicero-North Syracuse High School are dozens of dominoes, each hand-painted to depict a tiny robot — or in this case, “Brave Bot.” Stacy Finney’s OCM BOCES summer school art class took inspiration from Oregon-based artist Gary Hirsch, who has created more than 27,000 figures for his “tiny (and sometimes giant) robot army programmed to bring you joy,” as Hirsch’s website reads. Finney’s class is donating their Brave Bots to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, where the miniature robots are meant to inspire courage in young patients.

Cicero candidates disclose campaign finances

With election season gearing up, candidates for office in the town of Cicero have disclosed their financials to the state.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Popcorn and Snickers — perfect pets, not snacks

If you have it in your heart to give this sweet pair a “furever” home, come and visit Snickers and Popcorn today!

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Ramada to be razed; Hampton Inn to be built

A landmark hotel in the town of Salina for the past half century, Ramada Syracuse at 1305 Buckley Road, is closing for good on Sept. 7.

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EDITORIAL: LBE needs your help with playground build

Are you good with your hands? Looking for something to do Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug 29? Do you like free food? Then come on down to Long Branch Elementary next weekend to help build their new playground!

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: World Indoor Lacrosse Championships coming to Syracuse

This September, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships are coming to Syracuse. This is an incredible opportunity for our community to welcome players and fans from all over the world as the Haudenosaunee Nation hosts the first-ever international sporting event on indigenous lands.

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NOPL news: Beyond the books: Online research through the library

In just a few weeks, kids will be returning to school and receiving their first assignments of the school year. Lots of families turn to the library to find non-fiction and reference resources that they can borrow for their assignments. But do you know about all the electronic resources that are available to you 24 hours a day with your library card?

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Food for Mann

A look back at life in the family business

When I punched into the time clock at McKinley’s Super Market in Mattydale during the summer of 1967, I didn’t realize the impact that day would have on my life.

Parking lot becomes a pool

Over the past several years, drainage problems at the intersection of Pearl and Salina streets in the village of Liverpool have repeatedly resulted in flooding the Young and Franklin employee parking lot.

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