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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Kimberly Hall keeps her cool in court

On Feb. 10, the Onondaga County Magistrates Court Clerk’s Association recognized Kim Hall’s efforts by swearing her in as one of its officers at its annual meeting at Bellevue Golf and Country Club. The ceremony was conducted by none other than Judge LaValle himself.

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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: Library adds more digital music options

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

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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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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.

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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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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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