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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.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

LBE Playground Community Build postponed

Long Branch Elementary has had to postpone its Community Playground Build. The volunteer event, originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29, has been postponed because the site contractor is in the hospital.

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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!

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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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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.