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MESSENGER Home of Macey Stockwell 75 cents Sports Business Baldwinsville spring schedule announced Springtime in the Village event ... Page 10 Volume 87, No. 12 March 23 to 29, 2011 Community ... Page 7 20 weeks home delivery for $10 call: (315) 434-8889 x342 new subscribers only Searching for a home Evans Chevrolet to host adopt-a-thon this Saturday By Erin Wisneski Foul Shooting Contest The Baldwinsville Optimists Club’s Foul Shooting Contest returns April 30. ...See page 8 Schools Construction update Officials provide update on school district’s capital projects. ...See page 6 BEAVER LAKE ...........5 CALENDAR...............2 CANTON WOODS SENIOR CENTER ................ 13 CLASSIFIEDS ......... 22 EDITORIAL ...............4 LIBRARY .................4 OBITUARIES .......... 18 PAC-B ............... 20 SCHOOL NEWS ..........6 SPORTS ....... 8, 9, 10 Join Our Family Animal lovers should head to Evans Chevrolet this weekend. Together with Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association, the Baldwinsville auto dealership will host an adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday March 26. Participants can visit with both dogs and cats from the shelter while checking out what the facility has to offer. Owner Mark Evans initiated the event, which is the second held at the dealership. He will also donate $200 to Wanderers’ Rest for every vehicle purchased (with a coupon) the day of the event. “These events bring our facility to light,” said Denise Adams, the animal care manager at Wanderers’ Rest. “We have had a number of animals find their forever families from being brought to Wanderers’ Rest volunteer Aaron Hopkins holds one of these events. That is by far the most the shelter’s canine residents. rewarding thing in this business.” While volunteers will focus on getting “feline friends” adopted during the event, there will also be dogs available for adoption. While participants will not be able to take pets home directly from the event, they can fill out an adoption application for a particular animal and WRHA will hold the animal while the application is processed. Evans Chevrolet is located at 112 Syracuse St. in Baldwinsville. Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association is an open admission shelter dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to it while leading the community in creating a more humane society. The facility is located at 7138 Sutherland Drive, Canastota, NY 13032. For more information or to obtain a coupon, call 697-2796. LEFT: Kyra, the dog, is one of the residents at Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association. Together with Evans Chevrolet, the shelter plans to find homes for its residents this Saturday during an adopta-thon held at the dealership in Baldwinsville. Your Community, Your News, parent Buckling pavement causes concern SYRACUSE • 434-8889 x320 Rear parking lot at senior center could lead to injuries By Erin Wisneski Canton Woods Senior Center has lost use of 20-plus parking spots in its rear lot. The lot has begun to buckle due to an insufficient base and excess snow. In addition, while being plowed this winter, the lot suffered more damage as part of the pavement was ripped up. “The appearance of those heaves looks like people are buried under [the lot],” Village Engineer Tim Baker said at a recent village of Baldwinsville board meeting. To prevent visitors from parking in the lot and potentially tripping on the heaved pavement, the lot has been barricaded until repairs can be made. However, without the lot, there is insufficient parking at the center on certain days. According to the senior center’s Director Ruth Troy, who said the lot is a pressing issue, especially considering the increased activity at the center, two weeks ago, many visitors were forced to park along Canton Street as the regular lot was full. Officials for the village of Baldwinsville and the towns of Van Buren and Lysander have discussed solutions to the matter (through inter-municipal cooperation, the three municipalities share responsibility for the senior center). The main obstacle to repairing the lot though is funding, which Van Buren officials estimated would have a total project cost of $81,000 according to the town’s Community Development application, which included a grant application for lot repairs; however, that money would not be available until next year. Village Engineer Baker said one solution would be to pull up the black top and put gravel down for the meantime until the funds can be secured to repave the lot. As of yet, there has been no solution to the matter. ERIN WISNESKI The rear parking lot at Canton Woods Senior Center is so severely damaged, the Baldwinsville Department of Public Works has blockaded it from use to prevent possible injury. Announcing the Newest Website in Town! Your Website! Advertising Information: Paul Nagle 434-8889 Ext. 308

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