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NOPL news: Nominate a NOPL librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians in our nation’s 120,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian from Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

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LHS Senior of the Week: David Sill

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is an accomplished Special Olympian, having competed in the games for the last 12 years.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Every child deserves a quality education

When it comes to our kids’ education, I think we can all agree that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. That’s why early special education programs — like the one offered at the Main Street School in North Syracuse — are so important.

Local educators attend ‘unconference’

LMS hosts teacher-directed Edcamp CNY

When Nate Perry Elementary School teacher Christina Luce attended Edcamp Upstate New York in Queensbury last fall, she knew she wanted to bring the “unconference” for educators back home to Liverpool. This past weekend, she did just that. The first Edcamp CNY was held Saturday, July 18, at Liverpool Middle School.

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Little green thumbs

NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm hosts nature camp

An exuberant group of tweens spends each Friday morning trawling through the junior gardeners’ plot at the NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm as part of a 14-week nature camp. On July 17, they were counting radish seedlings, harvesting fistfuls of peas and beans and looking for their unofficial toad mascot, Bomber.

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Historic North Syracuse: Do you know anything about this picture?

Pictured here, a North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department Buffalo pumper on Church Street answers a call. Do you know anything about this photo? Can you provide an exact date? If you can, email the editor at editor@eaglestarreview.com.

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EDITORIAL: Protect your pets and your family from rabies

As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.

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Cicero offers 14-week citizens’ police academy

The Cicero Police Department is offering a 14-week citizens police academy course that takes the average citizen behind the scenes of a police officer’s job. This is your chance to tour the Onondaga County Department of Correction, learn how law enforcement officers negotiate crisis situations and see how forensic science really works.

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Teachers in space

LMS math teacher participates in NASA space camp

Sara Pieklik has always been interested in space. “I was in elementary school when the Challenger disaster happened,” said Pieklik, a math teacher at Liverpool Elementary School. “I know teachers can go to space. I’ve been following on Twitter the astronauts in the international space station for the last year or so. So I’ve been interested in the space process.” So when Pieklik, a New York State Master Teacher, heard about the Honeywell-sponsored Space Camp opportunity from two other Master Teachers who had done the camp previously, she decided to apply.

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EDITORIAL: Keep your kids safe online

Now that the kids are home from school, they may be spending more time online. That means it’s up to you as parents to make sure they’re surfing safely. Here are some tips to keep your kids safe online:

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Historic North Syracuse: Know anything about this photo?

ictured here is Main Street in North Syracuse in March of 1947. Churchill’s Restaurant is on the left, and the white house in the rear is Dr. Lindenfeld’s home and office. Do you know anything about this photo?

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NOPL news: Summer Reading Program set to kickoff at NOPL

June 29 marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at NOPL. Kids and teens can sign up at the Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse branches, earning prizes each week for reporting on books they’ve read.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

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Macker on the move

Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to relocate to C-NS

After five years at Drivers Village, the annual Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will move to Cicero-North Syracuse High School this summer.

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NOPL news: One day, three events, three libraries — how will you choose?

If your weekend isn’t already filled with things to do, you’re in luck! NOPL has great events happening at each library this Saturday that you’re not going to want to miss. The annual Friends of the Brewerton Library Book Sale is taking place at NOPL @ Brewerton, NOPL @ Cicero has a LibraryFarm Open House and NOPL @ North Syracuse is hosting the Syracuse Repair Café.