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FROM THE SUPERVISOR: Summer has arrived in Salina

The warm weather is here, and as I drive around town I notice that many people are out and about doing yard work and keeping their lawns looking neat and tidy. Thank you, Salina residents, for showing pride in your homes and keeping Salina looking beautiful!

Guest column: Local urgent care provides insight on the rising concern of tick-borne illnesses 

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.

Relay for the cure

Liverpool Relay for Life moves to high school this year

When you think about the American Cancer Society, you might not think of people walking around a track. But maybe you should.

Taking action to end AIDS

23rd annual AIDS Walk/Run takes place at Beaver Lake June 7

Many Central New Yorkers are far too young to recall the horrors of the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. For Jacki Hannon, ACR Health’s assistant director of development, it’s those young people who benefit the most from ACR Health’s 23rd annual AIDS Walk/Run, which takes place this Sunday at Beaver Lake.

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EDITORIAL: Start small to help end lupus

Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.

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‘It’s a fight’

Lupus Alliance provides support for local patients

Deana Fellows suffered in silence for 18 years before she discovered the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York. She attended the Lupus Alliance’s “Walk Along for Lupus” in 2007 and found the organization to be full of “wonderfully embracing people.” Now, Fellows is a member of the group’s board of directors. Diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder at age 23, Fellows, who lives in Marcellus, said she doesn’t care much to talk about her illness, but she realized that opening up about her story helps other people with lupus know they’re not alone.

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More than just baby blues

As many as 20 percent of pregnant women women are affected by perinatal depression

In an attempt to raise awareness about PPD, Crouse’s Spirit of Women program, which is led by Kowaleski, is hosting the Climb with Crouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 24, on the 2K Serengeti Trail at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.

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EDITORIAL: Better screening is needed for postpartum depression

About 80 percent of new moms experience the so-called "baby blues" after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings and crying spells that fade quickly. But one in seven women experience symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD).

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Healthy to the CORE

Jolime owners open greens and grains eatery

North Syracusans seeking a fast and fresh lunch have a new option on Buckley Road: CORE, the “active lifestyle” restaurant based around greens, grains and bone broth.

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.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Geeked up’ stoners filling local emergency rooms

This month, Central New York’s hospital emergency rooms have been inundated with people experiencing negative reactions after ingesting so-called synthetic marijuana. Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room saw upwards of 30 such patients last week, and the problem has also been noted right here in the village.

Running blind

The Baldwinsville and Phoenix Lions Clubs have teamed up to host the Blind Ambition Run, a four-mile foot race that teams a blind runner with a sighted guide. Lions Clubs focus on aiding the visually impaired, as well as those with hearing and speech disabilities. The run is set to take place Saturday, May 31, at Onondaga Lake Park.

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50 years of Cicero Parks and Rec

The town of Cicero’s Parks and Recreation Department recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Local elected officials, denizens of the CanTeen and parks employees past and present gathered at the American Legion April 2 for an emotional evening of proclamations, presentations and heartfelt memories of the town’s recreation programs.

Feet on the earth

Willow Health and Wellness Center hosts Earth Day Half Marathon and 5K April 19

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by dashing through the dusty paths of local farmland, enjoying the view and the breeze? The Willow Health and Wellness Center is teaming up with CNY Solar Inc., Emmi and Sons and Reeves Farms for the Earth Day Half Marathon and 5K. The race takes place April 19 at Emmi and Sons on West Genesee Road in B’ville.

North Syracuse community yoga starts March 25

The village of North Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a new community yoga session this spring for area residents, ages 15 and older.

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