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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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Santa Paws is coming to the CNY SPCA

Poochy is waiting patiently for Santa. Don’t worry, Poochy, Santa Paws is coming to the CNY SPCA soon — from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, to be exact! Have your pets’ pictures taken with Santa.

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King of Kings to present ‘A Living Nativity: The Story of Christmas’

King of Kings Lutheran Church will once again present an outdoor “Living Nativity” pageant at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the church, located at 8278 Oswego Road, Liverpool. This event is King of Kings’ Christmas gift to the community. Everyone is invited to attend this moving reenactment of the Christmas story ­— the birth of the infant Jesus as told in the Gospel of Luke.

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NORAD’s Santa Tracker celebrates 60 years

Every family has its own holiday traditions—watching the same movies, getting out the same decorations, making the same recipes. For many families, one of those traditions is tracking Santa Claus’s progress on Christmas Eve using the Santa Tracker, which is provided by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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NOPL news: Holiday music concerts

Holiday music will be featured in a performance from the group Musical Eclectics at NOPL @ North Syracuse. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the library’s Community Room.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: The sound of phantom gunshots spurs 911 calls

No wonder — when sudden explosive eruptions reached the ears of Liverpool-area residents on Nov. 30 — the listeners immediately assumed that firearms were being discharged nearby.

Local farms receive $600K in watershed grants

Ten farms in Onondaga County have received $644,371 in grant funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. The grants will go toward practices that improve water quality in area watersheds.

Holidays with a side of history

Every year, hundreds of people line Main Street in North Syracuse to watch the village’s annual holiday parade as it makes its way to the North Syracuse Community Center, where the village lights its tree, kids can visit Santa and other activities go on inside. This year, there’s an added activity: the rededication of the village’s Millennium Capsule, which takes place every five years.

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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.”