After nearly 20 years catering to businesses in a 250-mile radius, Kevin Fairbanks has brought his technology retail and repair business to roost in the village of Liverpool.
Rochester-based grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets has taken the top ranking in Harris Poll’s Reputation Quotient survey, the company announced earlier this month.
New business helps seniors, caregivers
Dawn Brocious knows firsthand what it’s like to balance caring for an ill loved one with housework, groceries and other responsibilities. In 2009, her son, Matthew, was severely injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Brocious helped him get back on his feet and advocated for health and disability services for him. Now, Brocious, who lives in Clay, is putting her experience to help seniors stay independent. In late January, she launched Break of Day Concierge and Errand Service to lend a hand to senior citizens and their caregivers.
Opportunity comes knocking for singers, songwriters, composers and instrumentalists to polish their talents with a new, free music program. The Onondaga County Public Library MasterClass offers a workshop and a session for anyone 12 years old and older interested in getting feedback from local music professionals and performing at a finale concert.
Many local municipalities have had their own “Taste of … ” festivals, and Liverpool’s chance will come March 11 at Great Northern Mall.
They say you can judge a society’s worth by the way it treats its neediest children and its oldest adults. With its schools, playgrounds and parks and its clean and caring senior-citizen facilities, Liverpool measures up admirably.
Local hair salon gives back with charity raffles
The stylists at Shear Forté Hair Design in Clay aren’t just in the business of giving their clients a new ‘do. They’re raising money for a different charity each month by raffling off gift baskets. Beginning in November 2014, Shear Forté owners Cindy Hayes and Debbie Corapi and their staff of 17 stylists settled on one charity to raise money for each month. Each stylist gets the chance to feature her pet cause.
Paul Davie grew up in the Southern Tier town of Sidney, but now that he’s grown up he lives in Liverpool. A longtime rock and roll musician who plays guitar, bass and harmonica, Davie settled here in 2006 because he’s obsessed with the Beatles, the British pop combo that hailed from Liverpool, England.
Former Cicero Assemblyman Michael Bragman sure looks good in retrospect. Bragman’s nemesis, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges Jan. 22.
Early this year longtime Liverpool landlord and businessman Val Lamont acquired the house at 107 Lake Drive that had been declared an unsafe structure Dec. 1 by the village board of trustees.
Affordable child care is the subject of a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place at the United Way of Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse.
The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.
About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.
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.
Partnerships are vital in today’s economy. But what really speaks volumes about the overall generosity of a community is when small businesses work together to help advance the goals of a local nonprofit.