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NOPL news: Channel your inner artist at the library

Taking part in arts and crafts activities is relaxing and rewarding, and there are many opportunities to get hands-on at the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL):

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NOPL News: Join us for International Games Day

NOPL @ North Syracuse will join more than a thousand libraries around the world on Nov. 21 for the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries — International Games Day.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Bagpipers bring music back to the White Water Pub

The brazen peal of bagpipes rang out on South Willow Street from the White Water Pub last Thursday evening. The melodic buzzing could be heard distinctly throughout the village business district.

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C-NS to present ‘Nunsense’

Cicero-North Syracuse High School is excited to announce this year’s fall musical, “Nunsense.” This family-friendly and funny show will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14 in the high school auditorium.

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Editorial: Keep your kids safe this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a good time for parents to discuss safety measures with their children prior to heading out for a night of fun.

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Lunch to go

Plates in the Park welcomes food trucks to Cicero

During the lunch hours of Oct. 6, Skyway Park hosted three local food trucks and Bella Domani Catering & Banquets for “Plates in the Park: Food Truck Frolic.”

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Remembering Clay: Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrates centennial anniversary of groundbreaking

On Sunday Sept, 20, approximately 100 people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for a new edifice for Immanuel’s congregation. Their story begins in 1708 in the Palatinate of Germany.

Developer seeks tax breaks for luxury apartments

Syracuse Realty Group to expand Village Commons in North Syracuse

Syracuse Realty Group, which is transforming North Syracuse’s former post office into luxury apartments, is seeking a tax break to expand its Village Commons Project.

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Brewerton Revitalization Committee donates trees

At its Sept. 23 meeting, the Cicero Town Board announced that it will be able to save money on planting trees as part of Phase III of the Brewerton Revitalization Project.

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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Sounds like a lot of ‘Hoopla’

L’pool Public Library unveils media app

Liverpool Public Library patrons have a new way to access their favorite songs, videos and audiobooks. Earlier this month, LPL officially launched its partnership with Hoopla, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to stream or temporarily download media.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Clay Fall Festival is this Saturday

Star-Review columnist Dorothy Heller will be among the many local folks celebrating the Clay Fall Festival, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Clay Historical Park located behind the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 4939 Route 31, in the hamlet of Clay next to the rail road tracks.

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NOPL news: NOPL @ North Syracuse to host music series

To borrow a line: “The hills are alive with the sound of music,” or in this case, the library is alive with the sound of music. NOPL @ North Syracuse will be welcoming a number of talented musicians over the next few weeks as they hold a three-part music concert series.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: We were ‘Jive Talkin'’ back in ’75!

Forty years passed in a flash, but I can still remember the sounds of 1975.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Why was auto accident victim walking in the road?

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, an 18-year-old Mattydale man was walking in the west-bound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. The teenager, Conner Vittore, was struck by a west-bound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.