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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

Turnabout is fair play

Director, actor to switch roles in upcoming performances

The Central New York theater community is close knit and small, a group of talented artists who are so close they refer to each other as family. So, it’s not surprising, given the especially small pool of male actors and qualified directors, that they sometimes direct each other. Such is the case for two upcoming productions at CNY Playhouse.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Consensus kicks door open to future tax relief

After a year and a half of study, the Consensus committee to modernize local government in Onondaga County recommends merging the county and the city of Syracuse. Such a dramatic consolidation would likely save a few bucks here and there, but the average property taxpayer here would see little change to their annual levies. Maybe if they squint.

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NOPL NEWS: Book sale and tech toys at NOPL

Saturday, Feb. 6, sees the return of the ever-popular “Sweets for Your Sweetie” Book and Bake Sale at NOPL @ Cicero.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Sheriff supports a sane approach to addiction

For decades, police considered people who used illegal drugs as people who needed to be arrested and jailed. Now, finally — thanks to forward-thinking law-enforcement leaders such as our own Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway — police are starting to see addiction as an illness rather than a crime.

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Cicero moves forward with future highway garage, police station

The town of Cicero is making strides in its efforts to create new homes for the police and highway departments.

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NOPL news Encore! promotes creative aging

The aging of the Baby Boomer population coupled with increased life expectancy has resulted in many maturing adults desiring to make lifestyle changes that will enrich their older years. Maturing adults and retirees are seeking education, new experiences, and greater opportunities to connect with others. This has led to new programs that address the interests of this population called “Creative Aging” programs.

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Sled for RED Cardboard Sledding Derby returns Feb. 6

ACR Health will hold its sixth Annual Sled for RED Cardboard Sledding Derby on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center in Fayetteville.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Get syncopated Sunday at the library!

One of the most versatile keyboardists in Central New York, Dave Liddy has lent his talents to a wide array of popular combos including the Moss Back Mule Band, Blueprints, Out of the Blue, Stringbee and The Merry Pranksters.

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NOPL news: Read the book, join the conversation

The CNY Reads One Book selection for this year is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Master falconer reveals the allure of living with wildness

British author Helen Macdonald’s memoir about integrating her life with that of a goshawk in order to overcome grief after her father’s death is among The New York Times’ top 10 books of the year. “H is for Hawk” found a place on holiday wish lists and is on local book club schedules.

St. Mark’s youth spend a night living like the homeless

‘Box Out’ aims to teach empathy for less fortunate

On a cold, rainy night last month, dozens of teens huddled in boxes outside of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville, trying to stay warm and dry. These teens, members of youth groups from five area Lutheran churches, were taking part in an effort to learn more about what it’s like to be homeless in hopes of raising awareness of conditions faced by those living on the streets. The event, called a “Box Out,” invited kids to spend the night in cardboard boxes of their own construction to experience a night much like that the chronically homeless would experience.

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NOPL news: Library adds more digital music options

NOPL is pleased to announce that streaming is now available through their already-popular digital music service, Freegal.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Village Cemetery links past to future

Like it or not, we’ll all spend a lot more time buried in the cemetery than we ever spent above ground. That being the case, it behooves us to keep our village graveyard well maintained and convenient for visitors.

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NOPL news: Meet the orchestra at your library

Introduce your child to the orchestra and the instrument families within when musicians from Symphoria visit the Brewerton and North Syracuse branches of the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL).

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