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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: You know it’s summer when they’re rockin’ at The Retreat

The popular dinning and drinking establishment on the corner of Vine and First streets hosts Prime Time with soulful singer Paul Valentino, who lives in Liverpool, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, and again on July 7.

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NOPL news: One day, three events, three libraries — how will you choose?

If your weekend isn’t already filled with things to do, you’re in luck! NOPL has great events happening at each library this Saturday that you’re not going to want to miss. The annual Friends of the Brewerton Library Book Sale is taking place at NOPL @ Brewerton, NOPL @ Cicero has a LibraryFarm Open House and NOPL @ North Syracuse is hosting the Syracuse Repair Café.

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Cicero Community Festival returns for 23rd year

It simply isn’t summertime without the Cicero Community Festival. Regardless of what the weather is doing, the Greater Cicero Chamber of Commerce and Drivers Village are hosting the annual celebration of local businesses Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Route 11. This year’s theme is “Let the Good Times Roll.”

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Community Chorus to showcase student singers

When it performs its annual concert this coming weekend at Liverpool High School Auditorium, the Liverpool Community Chorus will welcome a handful of youthful vocalists to the stage.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino officially opens in Chittenango

More than 1,000 people stood in line, in groups, in the parking lot of the new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango Tuesday waiting for the area’s newest tourist attraction to officially open its doors. Some people started lining up at 11 p.m. Monday night in order to be the first ones inside the casino.

Village of North Syracuse to offer youth summer day camp

Children ages 5 to 14 are invited to participate in the North Syracuse Summer Day Camp Program. This fun-filled program is licensed through Onondaga County and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for seven weeks, from June 29 to Aug. 14.

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NOPL news: Learn about the basics of birding

NOPL will offer the public an opportunity to view a variety of local birds and learn more about birding as a hobby when it hosts the workshop “Intro to Birding” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at NOPL @ Cicero and again at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at NOPL @ Brewerton.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Heid’s food trailer due at Jazz Fest; new tram due at OLP

Heid’s of Liverpool, our world-famous hot dog stand, now operates a handy-dandy new mobile food trailer that peddles franks and snappys at area festivals.

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Historic North Syracuse: Do you know anything about this picture?

Thanks to a generous resident, the Star-Review will be printing historic photos of the village of North Syracuse for the next several weeks. The photos come from the private collection of Hubert C. Fay. The photos were provided to the Star-Review by Fay’s grandson, Dick Jeffers. Pictured here is the parade at the intersection of Main and Church streets with Officer Sicman directing traffic. The building to the right of Mellone’s was the post office. Do you know anything about this photo? If you do, email the editor at editor@eaglestarreview.com by 5 p.m. Friday.

LCSD to offer Summer Arts Camp in July and August

The Liverpool Central School District will once again offer its Summer Arts Camp from July 6 to August 7.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Local Dems line up to replace Assemblyman Sam Roberts

It looks like it’ll be a dogfight for the Democratic Party nomination to replace Assemblyman Sam Roberts. Or maybe a catfight.

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Village celebrates three decades of free concerts

Liverpool is the Place marks milestone on June 15 at Johnson Park

After five years spent renovating Johnson Park, the amphitheater on the village green was christened in the spring of 1985 with a concert by the Liverpool Community Chorus. Now more than 680 concerts later, the group that books the shows, the Liverpool Is the Place Committee (LITP), celebrates its 30th anniversary with 24 performances, from rock to country to big band, scheduled from June 1 to Aug. 19.

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NOPL news: NOPL @ North Syracuse to host acoustic music concert

At 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, NOPL @ North Syracuse welcomes John and Cathy Cadley, one of Central New York’s most entertaining and popular acoustic duos.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Adult’ ice cream a delicious, slightly decadent dessert

Looking for a cool confection with a little kick? You’ll find one at the Kandied Kernel shops on Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool and Route 11 in Cicero. Famous for its multi-colored gourmet popcorn products, the Kandied Kernel started selling homemade ice cream earlier this month.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Local rock’n’roller now a poster boy for hearing aids

We first saw him rocking onstage with the Stompin’ Suede Greasers, but before long he was fronting his own hard-working combo, the Todd Hobin Band. That aggregation, first formed in 1974 in Potsdam, became one of the most popular rock acts working the Thruway Circuit.