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Van Buren cuts tax rate

Public hearing for proposed budget to be held this evening By Erin Wisneski

Dairy calf visit (From left) Graisa Madden, Sara Goodwin and Kyra Phelps pose with milk mustaches during a recent Dairy Association program at Reynolds Elementary. ...See page 6


Van Buren oďŹƒcials have proposed a 7.8 percent decrease in town taxes. The 2011 proposed budget includes: a 2.6 percent decrease in the tax rate for all Van Buren residents; a 10.4 percent tax rate decrease for Van Buren residents outside the village of Baldwinsville limits; and a 10.5 percent tax rate decrease in the highway fund. Taxes on a $100,000 house within the village would be $154.22 (down $4.12) and $431.94 (down $36.69) on a $100,000 house outside the village. Town oďŹƒcials had to make cuts in several different areas in order to keep tax rates low. “Due to the economy and lack of

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Lysander reduces St. Augustine’s welcomes new pastor spending By Erin Wisneski

Public hearing for proposed budget to be held Thursday By Erin Wisneski

Lysander oďŹƒcials have cut overall spending by six percent in the proposed 2011 budget. The proposed tax rate for village residents is $.62 per $1,000 in home value (2010 rate was $.80/1000); the proposed tax rate for residents outside the village is $.71/1000 (2010 rate was $.88/1000); and the proposed highway tax rate is $.62/1000 (2010 rate was $.91/1000). The estimated town tax on a $100,000 home would be $132, which is $47 less than last year’s taxes, should the budget See Lysander, page 8

Father Tom Servatius is a funny, likeable guy with a progressive attitude. He is also the new pastor at St. Augustine’s parish. While his appointment to St. Augustine’s was his first encounter with Baldwinsville, he quickly grasped the character of his new congregation. “Parishioners here know that being Catholic is more than just showing up once a week,� Servatius said. “[They have] a long standing reputation for being active and vibrant with a concern for social justice as well as growing the faith.� After more than two years of sharing a pastor, St. Augustine’s parish welcomed Servatius as its own this August. “Father Tom coming here has really made this parish come alive again,� said parishioner Darlene St. John. “He’s empowered a lot of people here that have been dormant.� The parish had been linked with St. Mary’s in Baldwinsville since the Summer of 2008, which among other things meant the two parishes shared a priest. After the Syracuse Diocese reviewed the

linkage, it determined St. Mary’s should have its own pastor, and instead linked St. Augustine’s with the Office of Seminarian Formation, which keeps track of those studying for the priesthood. Servatius moved in Aug. 1 and went to work right away. For his opening homily, Servatius gave people homework. He asked parishioners to call friends and family and tell them that supper is on the table, it’s time to come home. “As a Eucharistic faith, that has a deeply significant sign,� he said. “We’re a people of word, but also of sacrament. Gather at the table, gather for prayer – the supper is the Eucharist. We’re all still invited to come to that table.� Originally from Utica, Servatius is a graduate of LeMoyne College, Syracuse University and St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Md. After spending nine years in the business world, followed by several years dedicated to social work, Servatius entered the seminary at age 37. While his fellow seminarians jokingly called him “grandpa� because of his age, Servatius had considered priesthood most of his life. See Father, page 8

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This week Nov. 5 Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church Harvest Roast Beef dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5 at church, corner West Genesee and Charlotte streets. Roast beef, potatoes, gravy and more. Adults $9, children under 5 $5, children under 5 FREE; max $22 per family. Takeout available Nov. 5 Church Women United celebrate World Community Day 12:30 p.m., Nov. 5, Little Utica Methodist Church. Lunch served $5, Rescue Mission speaker, public invited. Call 635-6188. Nov. 6 A car wash to benefit B’ville Boy Scouts troop,

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Upcoming Nov. 11 The annual meeting of the Greater Baldwinsville Economic Development Agency 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, Mohegan Manor.

Nov. 13 Blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, Liverpool Elks Lodge, corner Route 370 and Hayes Road, Baldwinsville. Call 1-800-733-2767 to sign up. Nov. 13 All-you-can-eat blueberry waffle breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 13, Lamson Grange, 9108 Fenner Road, Lysander. Belgian waffle breakfast buffet features made-to-order waffles with local blueberries. Adults $6, children 10 and under $2. Nov. 13 Charity shoot Nov. 13 at B’ville Rod and Gun Club, corner of Kingdom and Gunbarrel roads. 9 a.m. registration; proceeds benefit Baldwinsville Meals on Wheels to help fight hunger for senior citizens. Lunch and dessert served. Nov. 13 Baker High School’s vocal jazz ensemble, Company B holiday craft fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the high school, 29 East Oneida St. in Baldwinsville. Crafters and vendors needed. Call 635-7481. Nov. 13 B’s Creations open house,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13, 60 Oswego St., B’ville. Call 303-5221. Nov. 13 Chicken biscuit dinner, 3 p.m. Nov. 13, Little Utica United Methodist Church, Lamson Road. $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $3 children (5 to 12). Nov. 14 Clay Uno Chicago Grill “Dough Raiser” to benefit B’ville Boy Scouts troop, Nov. 14. With coupon, scouts receive 20 percent of total bill. Nov. 19, 20 Registration for the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20, at Baldwinsville Public Library. Families of two or more with an adult and children (18 and younger) within Baldwinsville School District are eligible. Must register in person; bring SS cards for all family members, proof of income. Call 638-0251. Nov. 26, 27 B’ville FD Auxiliary to host holiday treat sale Nov. 26 and 27. Call 427-4778. Dec. 1 The Baker High School PTSA Nov. 3 meeting is

cancelled. Next meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Baker High School’s library. Dec. 4 Baldwinsville Christian Academy craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school, 7312 Van Buren Road in Baldwinsville. Bake sale, concessions and door prizes; crafters wanted. Call 638-1069 or visit Dec. 1 Spaghetti dinners, 5 to 7 p.m. first Wednesday of every month at Methodist Church. $6 adults; $5 seniors and kids (5-12). Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville. Dec. 13 Lysander Planning Board meeting date changed from Dec. 20 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Large Group Room, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville. Dec. 18 Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau donations accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 18 at River Mall. New clothes, household goods, toys, books and food needed.

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B’ville residents incorporate new theatre company

Village water rate update By Erin Wisneski

After a public hearing held Thursday Oct. 21, village officials increased water rates to keep the Baldwinsville Water Department from operating in the red. Rates were last adjusted in 2005. Customers within the village will see an increase of approximately $15 per quarter, while residents outside the village will see an increase of approximately $22 per quarter. A breakdown of fees shows village residents paying a $14 flat rate per billing period while users located outside the village will pay an $18 flat rate per period. This flat rate is used to keep the infrastructure maintained. Part of the reason residences outside the village pay a higher rate is due to equipment maintained by taxes, which village residents pay into. For usage, village residents will pay $1.10/cubic

foot and users outside the village will pay $1.20/cubic foot. Prior to the rate change, outside village residences paid an average $32/ per quarter bill. The new estimate for outside the village is $54/per quarter. Up until now, deficiencies in the water department budget were adjusted with monies from the public works fund balance, which is in place to cover the costs of any major work. The rate changes should replenish the fund balance by 2016, at which point it may need to be adjusted again. Public hearing A public hearing regarding a local law amending the Lysander town code adding a new Chapter 103 entitled Road Preservation and Safety will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Lysander Town Hall, 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.

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usan Blumer of Radisson and Garrett Heater of Oswego, formerly of Baldwinsville, have created a new theatre company. The Covey Theatre Company recently received its certificate of incorporation as a non-profit, an exhausting paperwork process that took Blumer months to negotiate. “It is difficult setting up a non-profit without the aid of a lawyer,” explained Blumer, “but not impossible. It took about three months of constant work, but well worth the effort.” While Blumer delved into the world of tax ID numbers and phone calls to Albany, Heater was busy preparing the inaugural production of The Covey Theatre Company: an original play he wrote titled “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe.” The play traces the tumultuous events leading up to the gruesome 1892 double axe murder of Andrew and Abby Borden, Lizzie’s father and step-mother. Lizzie Borden was put on trial for the murders, but acquitted by an allmale jury who simply could not believe that a wealthy socialite could butcher her own parents in cold blood. “Since Lizzie has become such a dark, iconic curiosity in American folklore,” Heater explained, “it was fascinating to research the people involved, all of the strange events that happened before the murders, and re-evaluate this enigma from many angles.” Heater began writing the play on Aug. 3 of this year, not realizing that the murders occurred on Aug. 4, 118 years earlier. “That coincidence stunned me,” Heater said, “and I knew I had to see this play through, all the way to the stage.”

Former Baldwinsville resident Garrett Heater wrote the original production “Lizzie Borden Took An Axe” for the Covey Theatre Company formed by Garrett and Radisson resident Susan Blumer. “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe” is a world premiere that will take place at the Bevard Room in Syracuse’s John H. Mulroy Civic Center, at 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Call 420-3729 for tickets.

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Opinion Editorial

Attend budget hearings

Officials in Lysander and Van Buren have presented budgets that will reduce the tax rates for residents of both towns. While it is always good news to hear taxes are being reduced, it is especially nice in the current economy and impressive that the towns were able to do so despite mandatory increases in retirement and insurance costs. However, cuts often come with the loss of services and sometimes jobs. While both towns have managed to phase out positions in the past to save money, Van Buren’s proposed 2011 budget scales one position back to part-time. Learn more about the specifics of the proposed budgets by attending this week’s public hearings. Van Buren will hold a presentation on the budget followed by a period for public comments at tonight’s meeting, held at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Town Hall, corner of Ellsworth and Van Buren roads. Lysander will present its budget along with an opportunity for residents to make comments regarding the budget at the town’s 7 p.m. meeting tomorrow evening at the Lysander Town Hall, 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.

Marching Bees victory

Congratulations to the Baldwinsville Central School District Marching Band. The band won first place in the Open Class V Division at the Maryland-Delaware State Championship held at Towson University Oct. 16. The band also won for best music, best visual, best percussion, best guard and best overall effect. To wrap up the trip, the following day the Baldwinsville Pep Band performed for several hundred people on the outdoor stage of the Hard Rock Café at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

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Use open enrollment to help meet financial goals November is a popular month for “open enrollment” — that time when you can choose from the options offered in your employer’s benefits package. By making the right moves in some key areas — such as your 401(k) and life insurance — you can help protect your family and boost your progress toward your longterm financial goals. Let’s consider your 401(k) first. If you haven’t taken part in your 401(k) plan, you need to review the benefits of this excellent retirementsavings vehicle. First, you contribute pretax dollars to a traditional 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your adjusted gross income — and the lower your annual tax bill. Also, your 401(k) earnings accumulate on a tax-deferred basis. Furthermore, your employer may offer a matching contribution, and if you’re not participating in your plan or not putting in enough to earn the match, you’re essentially leaving money “on the table.” If you’re not already investing in a 401(k), now is the time to get started. And if you’ve already been contributing to your 401(k), you may want to use the open enrollment period to increase your contributions or to rebalance your investment choices in response to changes in investment performance or in your goals or risk tolerance. Of course, depending on your plan, you may also be able to make changes

Kevin Wall Financial Focus to your 401(k) at other times in the year. During open enrollment, you’ll also want to look at your insurance choices. Your employer may offer a certain amount of life insurance, and possibly disability insurance, at no cost. Clearly, this coverage can be beneficial — but is it enough to meet your family’s needs? To answer this question, you’ll need to review at least three key areas of your family’s finances: • Debts: Try to calculate your overall debt load — mortgage, car payments, credit cards and so on. • Education: If you are planning to help your children pay for college, try to estimate these costs. Keep in mind the considerable differences in expenses between colleges: public versus private and in-state versus out-of-state. Also, remember that college costs have been rising faster than the overall cost of living. • Income replacement: Try to determine about how much of your income would need to be replaced for your family to maintain its cur-

rent lifestyle if something were to happen to you. Once you’ve made these types of calculations, you’ll be in a better position to know if the life and disability coverage offered by your employer is sufficient to meet your needs. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through your employer, but even this coverage may not be enough. That’s why you may want to work with a professional financial advisor — someone who can help you identify any gaps that may exist in your coverage and recommend any additional coverage to fill this void. You may also find other advantages to individually owned insurance, such as portability (taking your policy with you, no matter where you work) and affordability. You may find that some policies, particularly term life insurance, may be less costly than the supplemental insurance you could purchase from your employer. So review both your insurance situation and your 401(k) plan during open enrollment. It’s a great time to make those choices that can help you during all the seasons of your life. Kevin Wall is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor serving the Greater Baldwinsville community from his office at 15 E. Genesee St., Suite 250 in Baldwinsville. To contact Kevin, call 635-0327 or visit

Mahoney blocks budget changes, Republicans appalled We, the Republican Legislators, are angry and appalled. A battle ensued and the loser is you, the taxpayer. After weeks of debate, a budget has been adopted, but it is far from the budget that the Republican legislators worked thoroughly on for the past four weeks. Furthermore, the adopted budget is not in the best interests of the taxpayers of Onondaga County. After the Oct. 12 budget vote of 15-3, there was hope that this legislature was on its way to making drastic changes to County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s proposed $1.18 billion budget. The legislature had removed $45 million off your property taxes. Then the vetoes started. Eleven vetoes totaling over $23 million dollars. It was well known from the very beginning that each veto was putting money back into the budget thereby increasing property taxes. The Republican legislators diligently reviewed each account and made practical decisions as far as revenue projections and cost cutting measures. The adopted budget represented fair and conservative projections for sales tax revenues, as well as sustainable cuts. The most severe veto was the objection to the use of funds

from the county’s savings account. The Republican legislators recommended the use of only $12 million of funds from the county’s savings to offset property taxes. The county’s fund balances total over $120,000,000 and are earning little to no interest. Much to our caucus’ dismay, County Executive Mahoney and the Democrat caucus were not willing to use any funds from the county’s savings account. Ironically, during the 2010 budget process, Democrats fought to use more fund balance monies, arguing that we were saving too much and that the excess money should be “returned to the taxpayers.” In 2010, the legislature dedicated almost $8,000,000 from the county’s savings account and those funds have more than replenished themselves over the last year. By the County Executive’s and Democrat caucus’ refusal to use funds from these accounts, the taxpayers will now suffer double and, in one case, triple-digit increases in property taxes. The fund balance was established specifically to avoid spikes in property taxes as a direct result of sudden increases in costs. Former County Executive Nick Pirro agreed that the proposed use of fund balances by the Republican legislators was advisable and in accordance with

the stated purpose for which these funds were accumulated. To override the vetoes, we needed 13 votes or a two-thirds majority of the legislature. Unfortunately, the Republican caucus has only 12 members. The Republican legislators remained united, and voted unanimously to override all but one of the vetoes. As a direct result of not being able to override the majority of the vetoes, over $18,000,000 will now be added back to the tax levy thereby increasing your property taxes. Over the next year, the Republican legislators will continue to be a steward of taxpayer funds. It is with great sorrow that we are forced to deliver this year’s budget with the increases it contains; especially without any use of the $120,000,000 in funds that have been previously taxed for. This letter to the editor was submitted by the Republican Legislators of the Onondaga County Legislature. They are: Rich Lesniak representing District 1; John Dougherty – District 2; Bill Meyer – District 3; Judy Tassone – District 4; Kathy Rapp – District 5; Jim Rhinehart – District 6; Jim Corbett – District 8; Kevin Holmquist – District 10; Pat Kilmartin – District 11; Bob DeMore – District 12; Bob Warner – District 13; and Casey Jordan – District 14.

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Opinion From the mailbag Thanksgiving - a time of sharing To the editor: The Baldwinsville Volunteer Center needs your help to be able to continue a long time Thanksgiving tradition here in our Baldwinsville community. Many less fortunate families are not able to afford a real Thanksgiving dinner without this help. Last year, with donations from churches, businesses, organizations and many individuals, 63 families were able to take home all the makings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. If you, or perhaps together with your friends or neighbors, would like to donate a dinner, please call the center at 638-0251 by Nov. 5. NANCY CONLEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BVC

Thank you for support To the editor: The women and men of the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville would like to thank the community for participating in the church’s annual consignment sale. Whether you donated, consigned, volunteered or purchased, thank you for making our consignment sale a success. CARLA FLEURY BALDWINSVILLE

Poetry Corner Gentle Souls Soft and gentle That’s how they speak. Always into one ear As well as the heart. They are heard. They can be felt A hand upon the back. Soft and sensitive Every day, Every night Feels so right. Can you hear? I can I just wait for God to send me one An angel Sweet soul And he did. SKIP COLLINS BALDWINSVILLE


Library Focus

Book sale begins this week By Valerie Chism Halloween is over and the harvest is coming in. Come discover the many resources the library offers to make your holiday season a happy one. We’ve got it all from free music and movies to great recipes and practical help with nutrition and resumes. Open Writers’ Group Get a triple dose of support and inspiration this month. Local writers meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 16 and 30 to share progress. Nutrition for Diabetics Class Nutrition is important for everyone, but proper diet is especially important when you’re trying to control Diabetes. Registered Dietitian Joan Rogus of the Department of Aging and Youth will lead this class at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 3 for anyone taking care of diabetics of any age. Jobseekers’ Lifeline Jobseekers lifeline is shifting to Thursdays this month to accommodate the book sale and other special events, so please mark your calendars and update your Outlook. At 1 p.m. Thursday

Nov. 4, we’ll be offering a special hands-on rÊsumÊ workshop and at 1 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18, we’ll discuss networking over the Holidays. Wired Wednesdays Here we go again with more courses to help you conquer the world of computers for fun and profit. First up at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 3, Librarian Julia Schult will teach you about file types and what to do with them. Later in the month, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 10, you can bring your digital photos and we’ll teach you how to share them online. These classes are held in the computer lab and you must call ahead to register. BPL book sale It’s no longer the Election Day book sale because we need more room for the voting machines this year, but the sale starts soon after on Friday Nov. 5 with books, music and movies for all tastes. It continues until Tuesday Nov. 9 and the last two days of the sale are bag days: a bag of books for $3. Second Mondays Club Free pizza, fun, games and ac-

tivities for third to sixth graders. What will we think of next? Join us at 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 8. Where’s your family tree planted? Genealogist Louise Creighton will offer personalized instruction on exploring land records for genealogical research at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 10. Registration is required. Mystery Readers’ Club Love cozies, but tired of the same old settings and setups? Enjoy a gentle romp down dusty African roads as the group discusses “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,� by Alexander McCall Smith. New members are always welcome. Job Club The community rooms are very busy this month, so our first Job Club meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday Nov. 11 instead of the usual Friday time slot. Rubber Stamping/Card Making Local artisan Missy Shipman will teach the art of rubber stamping and card making at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 11. Registration and a $15 materials fee are

required Open house Please join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday Nov. 12 for an all day open house celebrating the oďŹƒcial unveiling of the new equipment and facilities brought to us by the Broadband Express Grant. Come see the changes in the library and discover the new services we will be offering to seniors, jobseekers and small businesses. Basket workshop Make your holiday hosts a great gift with this month’s special country keeper project. Or keep one for your own household. Whichever path you choose registration is required and there is a $40 charge for the needed materials. National Game Day Drop in at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 13 to celebrate National Game Day! with the new ScrabbleSlam and other great games before you make your family Christmas list. Valerie Chism is the young adult librarian at Baldwinsville Public Library, located at 33 East Genesee St. in the village of Baldwinsville.

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Dairy calf visits Reynolds Marching Bees compete at Dome KatRINa KOERtING

Baldwinsville Marching Bees Drum Majors Morgan Noune, left, and Daniel Mullarney salute the crowd during Sunday’s New York State Field Band Championship held at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. By Katrina Koerting The Baldwinsville “Marching Bees” placed fifth in their class on Sunday Oct. 31 at the New York State Field Band Championship. The 126-member marching band’s performance of their “Star Trek” show earned them a score of 88.10. This is 2.10 points less than Brentwood, the first place band in their class, and 6.2 more than Huntington, the last place band in the class. There were six bands in the Large School 2 Class. This was the 36th year the Marching Bees performed at the New York State Field Band Championship, which is held at Syracuse University in the Carrier Dome. They have won several times, including first place last year. The music for the “Star Trek” show was arranged by Nick Baratta, based on the music from the movie and TV show, which was composed by Michael Giacchino and Alexander Courage, respectfully. Some of the songs in the performance were “Star Trek,” “Enterprising Young Men” and “Labor of Love.” The Baldwinsville Central School Marching Bees are directed by Casey Vanderstouw, with student drum majors, Daniel Mullarney and Morgan Noune.

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District partners with ADADC to promote healthy foods, exercise By Kelly Cary, BCSD To emphasize the important role dairy products play in a balanced diet, the Baldwinsville Central School District recently partnered with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc. (ADADC) and hosted a special visitor at Reynolds Elementary – a dairy calf. The one-month-old calf was accompanied by its owner, Onondaga County Dairy Princess Kaitlyn Guptill. It’s all part of the Baldwinsville

Central School District’s efforts to promote wellness, physical activity and healthy foods. As students were petting the calf, Guptill answered their questions about how milk is produced and she described her experiences growing up on a dairy farm. She also spoke about the importance of drinking milk and consuming dairy products every day as part of a nutritious diet. During lunch periods, students posed with milk mustaches, provided

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by the ADADC, and they signed a giant pledge indicating their support for “Fuel Up to Play 60,” a national program of the NFL, which encourages students to make healthy food choices and to exercise at least 60 minutes a day. Reynolds Elementary is participating in this program. As a reminder to get active and eat right, students and staff members have been wearing football jerseys every Friday since the beginning of the school year, and they play football at recess.

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Sofia Connors, a student in the 4-year-old class at Presbyterian Nursery School in Baldwinsville enjoyed the experience of painting with shaving cream to create polar bears during a recent class project at school. The children create many wonderful works of art, all designed to foster their creativity and enhance small motor skill development (they think they are just having fun). The nursery school has a few openings for this school year for 4- and 5-year-olds. Call 635-7391.


(Back, left) Luke McCaffrey, president, (back right) Antonio Fabrizi, vice president, (front, left) Noah Johnson, treasurer, and Chelsea Gell, secretary, officers of Durgee Junior High School’s Honor Society, display four of the six Kindles the organization donated to the school library recently, in addition to a $250 gift card for The Kindles will be available for students to sign out of the library. Lindsay Cesari, the school’s library media specialist, said she will use the gift card to purchase digital books to use with the Kindles.



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General David Petraeus (left) at a base in the United Arab Emirates awards Kyle Welsh (right) a promotion to captain in the United States Army this spring. Welsh, a 2002 graduate of Baker High School, is currently stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina in language school after completing Airborne, Sere-C, and the Maneuver Captains Career courses. Welsh is a 2006 graduate of West Point and his parents Hal and Pat reside in Baldwinsville.

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Baldwinsville Family Medical Care, a member of St. Joseph’s Physician Health PC, welcomes John Lalor, MD, to its practice. Lalor is board certified in family medicine and has spent much of his nearly 30year career in the Central New York area. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his master’s of science and medical degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lalor served as chief resident during his time in residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica. Prior to joining Baldwinsville Family Medical Care, he worked in Olean, West Seneca, Syracuse and Chittenango. Baldwinsville Family Medical Care is located at


been selected by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc. (NYSAHPERD) as the 2010 Central North Zone Professional of the Year. In addition to being a teacher in the district, Bader coaches varsity football and varsity baseball for Baldwinsville. Dr. John Lalor 3452 Route 31 in Baldwinsville and is a part of St. Joseph’s Physician Health, PC. Lalor is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 652-1325. Bader named professional of the year Mark Bader, physical education teacher at McNamara Elementary, has

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Van Buren significant building, the codes office clerk position has been scaled back to part-time,” said Supervisor Claude Sykes, adding, “It is never pleasant to reduce job position hours and displace workers.” With the exception of a replacement vehicle for the codes department, which is covered by a reserve fund, there are also no new equipment purchases in the proposed budget. In addition to contractual salary increases and a rise in utility costs, major factors affecting this year’s budget included a 55-percent increase in retirement costs, as well as an increase in insurance costs ranging from 8 to 36 percent, depending on the carrier and coverage. Despite these increases in costs, department heads and cuts made in previous years helped cut overall expenses. “[Department heads] were asked to submit responsible budgets with no new equipment and were asked to hold the line as best they could,” Sykes said. “Also, many of the changes we have implemented for three years now are beginning to bear the savings and are reflected with this year’s 7-percent rate reduction.” The town will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Van Buren Town Hall, corner of Ellsworth and Van Buren roads. The town comptroller will give a budget presentation, after which, residents will be able to comment on the proposed budget.

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Brian and Michelle Nemier, of Liverpool, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn A. Nemier, to Christopher P. B. Slobodian, son of Donald and Debbie Slobodian, of Liverpool. Both are graduates of Liverpool High School. Carolyn received her bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Oswego and is currently working on her masters at SUNY Oswego. She is a pre-k teacher at KinderCare Learning Center. Christopher received his bachelor’s at ITT Technical Institute. He is a technician for Flextronics. A June 9, 2012 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peters Church, Syracuse, with the reception being held at the Crowne Plaza. They became engaged over the summer while vacationing on Long Island.


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Van Buren vs. Onondaga County

Van Buren officials have been criticized for their decision to take nearly $1 million in sales tax dollars next year in cash rather than using it to reduce residents’ county property tax levy, which will result in a significant increase in residents’ county tax bills – in the triple digits for many property owners. Despite the town’s ability to cut expenses in order to reduce town taxes for residents, the county portion of the tax bill counters town officials’ efforts. When asked what his thoughts were on this issue, Supervisor Claude Sykes gave the following response: “The county taxes have been a contentious issue this year in light of the county changing the sales tax formula. The county tax line is higher in Van Buren since the town board made the decision to take the sales tax money in cash to continue to fund drainage projects in the town. We felt it made more sense to take the sales tax money rather than borrowing money and paying the interest.” “In the past, the town had the option of cash or a credit against our constituent’s county property tax line. With the change in the formula by the county, the option of a credit was no longer available to the town. The county now has complete say if there will be a credit or not. As it worked out, there was not much of a credit with only $3.1 million being applied against the county tax levy, the balance of the sales tax money going to balance the county budget.” “The town was very transparent that our taking the county sales tax money in cash would increase the county tax line. It is unfortunate that county officials are not as forthcoming to claim their +/-50% portion of the overall increase, trying to make people believe it is all the town’s fault. It appears that if you do not subscribe to the theory that bigger government is better you are wrong.” “Our town board believes that we as the locally elected officials know how to best apply the tax monies for the benefit of the people of Van Buren.” “Consolidation is the buzz word at the county level. Our town has streamlined town operations to the point where this year we will realize a 7 percent reduction in rates, without major consolidation. Are we opposed to consolidation? No. But each case has to be weighed on its own merits.” “I was out of town last week and did not hear the Jim Reith show during which the county executive said Van Buren needs to come into the 21st century. I would submit that the county is not the end all of governments and that perhaps they should look at some of the innovative things some town governments are doing county-wide to streamline government. Rather than county leaders bashing the town, their efforts would be better spent trying to affect change in Albany on state mandated issues.”

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Father “I’ve been kicking the idea around since I was nine,” he said, adding he grew up in a very Catholic family. Prior to coming to St. Augustine’s, Servatius was the pastor at St. Bernard’s in Waterville. While Servatius said he wants to learn more about the parish before making any significant changes, he will add an 8 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning Nov. 28.

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“There was a good round of applause when I announced it at mass,” he said. His short-term goals include getting to know the parish, which includes just over 700 families. “[I want to] get a sense of this is where we’ve been, this is where we are and where do we want to go?” In the long run, Servatius hopes to bring the parish a deeper sense of hope,



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be approved. According to Lysander Comptroller David Rahrle, a major factor affecting the 2011 budget was $1.2 million in sales tax revenue the town received. “Despite increased mandated and or unavoidable expenses and minus all consideration of the sales

a deeper sense of God’s love for them and a deeper sense that through God’s love, all are called to love. “I’m not planting the seed, I’m nurturing it,” he said. In addition to the new 8 a.m. Sunday mass, St. Augustine’s also offers a 10:15 a.m. Sunday mass as well as a 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mass, and a 7 p.m. evening mass Wednesdays during Advent.

From page1 tax revenue and expenditures, the overall spending was cut approximately 6 percent,” Rahrle said. “The overall levy was reduced by 26 percent by using sales tax revenue to eliminate debt, procure needed equipment and fund townwide road construction projects.”

Rahrle said a similar plan is being developed for 2012 and 2013 to use the remaining sales tax revenue. A public hearing regarding the proposed budget will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 4 at the Lysander Town Hall, 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.


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Get a jump start on your holiday shopping when Company B (pictured), Baker High School’s vocal jazz ensemble, holds its annual craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the high school, 29 East Oneida St. in Baldwinsville. The craft fair will feature exciting door prizes, a variety of handmade crafts and other items from more than 130 vendors. Food will be available to purchase. Company B will perform at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

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Kiff powers Bees into AA football finals By Phil Blackwell

Back in September, senior Parker Kiff, who had hoped to be the featured running back on the Baldwinsville football team, left the squad when he found out that sophomore Tyler Rouse would get most of the carries. “I was just hot-headed,” Kiff said of his abrupt departure. Within a few days, Kiff was back on the team - and when Rouse went down with an injury early in last Saturday night’s Section III Class AA semifinal against FayettevilleManlius at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, Kiff took charge. The quick, powerful runs of Kiff and his backfield mates, combined with the superb blocking offered once more by B’ville’s offensive line, led to a 21-14 victory over the previously unbeaten Hornets, the second time in as many years that the Bees (8-1) have knocked the Hornets out of the postseason. All told, Kiff had 155 yards on 31 carries, with 20 of those carries coming in the second half as the Bees broke out of a 7-7 tie with a pair of scores, then held off a fierce F-M rally to advance to a sectional finals rematch against Christian Brothers Academy. Head coach Carl Sanfilippo praised his team’s character, saying his players refused to panic when Rouse went to the sidelines at the end of the first quarter, not to return. At the time, B’ville trailed 7-0, its ground game stifled even with Rouse in the lineup as it had not recorded a first down. F-M had gone ahead thanks to a 58-yard pass from John Wittig to Austin Perez that set up Wittig’s own five-yard touchdown run late in the opening period. Not until the middle of the second quarter did B’ville start to move the ball with regularity. An 18-yard pass from Casey Colligan to Carter Twombly keyed a 50yard march where Kiff and Ben Paprocki did most of the running. Kiff scored on an eight-yard run, and Mark Stanard’s extra point made it 7-7, where it stood until halftime. It wasn’t until the second half, though, that the real power surge began. As so

many other times this season, the front line of Nick Robinson, Matt Moreland, Jake Margrey, Ryland Jennings and Joe Tanguay, combined with tight ends Twombly and Stanard, plus fullbacks Steve Mitchell and Jim Lang, started to dominate the line of scrimmage, pushing aside a tough F-M front seven. Paprocki ignited the third-quarter push with a 42-yard punt return to the F-M 23, setting up a short drive that consisted of three plays, all runs by Kiff. He went three yards, then 10 yards, and finally bulldozed his way into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown, his second score of the night. Later in the period, B’ville went 68 yards, with Kiff mustering the same kind of power runs that Rouse had made routine for much of the season. He had five carries on the drive, after which Paprocki took it to the goal line, from where Colligan sneaked in to make it 21-7. Still, F-M would not go away. On fourth-down-and-10 on the first play of the fourth quarter, Wittig, from the 50, threw deep down the left side and found Perez, who caught it at the 10 and scored. Ari Waffle’s PAT moved the Hornets within a touchdown. With Kiff continuing to churn out big gains, B’ville used two long drives to eat up most of the fourth-quarter clock. Yet it still could not get one last first down to end matters, setting up a nervous finish. From his own 32, with just 31 seconds left and no time-outs, Wittig had a short scramble, then threw a pair of first-down passes to Waffle before spiking the ball. FM had one more chance from the 32 on the game’s last play, but Wittig’s pass was short - and Eric Anthony picked it off to clinch B’ville’s victory. And it sets up next Sunday’s Class AA final in the Carrier Dome at 2 p.m. against CBA (9-0), whom B’ville defeated 30-12 for the sectional title in that same spot a year ago. Of course, the Brothers handed the Bees its only defeat this season, a now-infamous 14-10 game played Oct. 15 in treacherous, muddy conditions at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. CBA beat West Genesee (55-6) and Utica Proctor (27-13) in this year’s playoffs to get to the Dome.

Thompson streaks to victory in CNYCL meet By Phil Blackwell

Once sidelined by a broken foot, Shaun Thompson has healed up quite nicely – as the rest of the CNY Counties League field found out Saturday at Jamesville Beach Park. Thompson, a senior, went right to the top of the standings with his fine effort at the league meet and helped the Bees finish second, with 60 points, behind defending state champion FayettevilleManlius, who won with 27 points. On the rugged 3.1-mile

Jamesville Beach course, Thompson steadily pulled away from his main challenger, Cicero-North Syracuse’s Chris Buchanan. With a time of 15 minutes, 37.4 seconds, Thompson beat Buchanan by 8.2 seconds. F-M won by occupying half of the top 18 spots in the final order. But the Bees fended off CNS for the runner-up spot by having sophomore Alec Peinkofer work his way to eighth place in 16:35.7, well clear of the Northstars’ second runner, Anthony Lupia, who was 14th. Then Andy Fleming, in

15th place (17:05.2), and Josh Perez, who was 16th in 17:07.8, both beat the third and fourth CNS finishers to secure the runner-up spot. Ethan Pacheck closed out the scoring as he ran to 24th place in 17:26.4, with Matt Pond 38th (18:09.5) and Ronnie May 47th in 18:24.1. Meanwhile, in the girls CNYCL meet at Jamesville Beach, B’ville managed a fourth-place finish, earning 110 points as F-M, the nation’s top-ranked team, dominated once more, sweeping the top four positions. Eighth-grader Rachael Miller’s impressive season

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TO THE RESCUE: Baldwinsville running back Parker Kiff (20) fights off a tackle in last Saturday’s Class AA semifinal against Fayetteville-Manlius. Kiff, who replaced an injured Tyler Rouse, had 31 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Bees past the Hornets 21-14.

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EVERYONE JOIN IN: Baldwinsville defenders, led by Steve Mitchell (45) and Dave Middlemore (33), close in to tackle Fayetteville-Manlius quarterback John Wittig in last Saturday’s Class AA semifinal. Sanfilippo said the Bees will not change strategy for this latest CBA encounter, especially since it knows the surface will be

clean this time. “We just have to be ourselves, and not be fancy,” he said.

B’ville swimmers beaten by West Genesee continued as she landed in 12th place with a time of 19:52.7. She was the youngest runner in the field. Another young runner, freshman Nicole Lyons, gained 23rd place in 20:55.6, while sophomore Julia Johnson got 28th place in 21:18.9. Mallory Warner was 37th (21:45.9) as Sydney Slavik worked her way to 40th place in 22:02.6. B’ville’s runners now head to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School for this Saturday’s Section III Class AA championships. The girls race is at 11 a.m., while the boys head off at 12:30.

By Phil Blackwell

When its trip through the CNY Counties League was complete, the Baldwinsville girls swim team stood at 3-4. The Bees’ attempt at gaining a winning league mark ran into turbulence in last Wednesday’s regular-season finale at West Genesee. The Wildcats, who finished first in the league, moved to 7-0 by beating B’ville 96-81. And this came despite some early success in the Bees’ races. Kaitlyn Martin tore through the 200 freestyle in a winning time of 2:07.80, while Margot Cour-

tois stepped up and claimed the 100 butterfly in 1:07.16. Later in the meet, Samanda Sidorakis won the 100 backstroke (1:07.91) and Charis Parker claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.80. Martin, Courtois, Elena Margrey and Amy Sidorakis needed 4:06.41 to win the 400 freestyle relay. WG prevailed by taking two of the three relays and seeing two of its swimmers earn a pair of titles. B’ville will now get set for this week’s Section III championships, which run Wednesday through Saturday at Nottingham High School.


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B’ville soccer teams roar into sectional semis Neither of the Baldwinsville soccer teams will feel satisfied unless they win their respective Section III Class AA championships. The first steps to such a sweep were taken last Friday night. In the case of the girls Bees, it involved atoning for 2009’s shocking exit in the AA quarterfinals at the expense of Auburn, which it did by blitzing no. 9 seed Oswego right from the opening whistle and not stopping until it had registered a 5-0 shutout of the Buccaneers. Meanwhile, the B’ville boys team, beginning its pursuit of a fourth consecutive sectional title as a no. 2 seed, surged in the middle of its AA quarterfinal against no. 7 seed Liverpool and

breezed past the Warriors 4-0. Both games were played on the new turf field at Fulton, a move made by B’ville officials when they decided that the grass at PelcherArcaro Stadium had not sufficiently recovered from the beating it took during the football game against CBA two weeks ago. Even in a different venue, though, absolutely nothing was going to keep the B’ville girls team from exorcising those year-old ghosts. Now, just as in ‘09, the Bees were a no. 1 seed - and though Oswego prevented an Auburn rematch by beating the Maroons 2-1 in the opening round earlier this week, the Bucs would face the same kind of lethal payback. It took less than 90 seconds for B’ville to take a

1-0 lead as Lily VanDevalk scored. Then Jackie Firenze converted off a feed from Emma Firenze to make it 20, and Emma added her own goal to make it 3-0, all in the first 20 minutes of play. And it didn’t stop there, either, as Emma Firenze returned to post a second goal in the 28th minute to extend the margin to 4-0, and four minutes later Jessica Elliott joined in by converting Katie Sullivan’s pass into the fifth goal of the night. With a big lead established, the Bees spent the rest of the game protecting its shutout and, in the latter stages, making lots of substitutions to make sure that the entire roster avoided injury - which it did. Once that work was done, it was the B’ville boys team’s turn to hit the Fulton turf

against Liverpool, a team it beat 2-0 just 13 days earlier on the Pelcher-Arcaro quagmire, Ben Ramin picking up both goals in that earlier meeting. Despite the Warriors’ late-season improvement, it would find itself in a defensive mode against B’ville from the start. The only difference from the girls game was that Liverpool was able to keep the Bees off the board early, making the partisans in red worry. But in the 26th minute, B’ville seized a 1-0 lead when, on a free kick, Mike Guardino took the rebound from Liverpool’s wall and fed it right back to the middle. When Warriors goalie Joe Gilbert could not handle the ball, Jon Price swooped in to put home the rebound.

Virginia Kamide posted the top all-around score as the Baldwinsville girls gymnastics team held off Central Square 119-112.45 last Tuesday night. Kamide’s total of 31.05 points included a victory

in the balance beam, where she had a 7.9 routine, and a first-place tie with the Red Hawks’ Bethany Cripps on the uneven bars, each of them posting 7.2. Lauren Furcinito finished with 30.05 points, just one point behind Kamide, and posted an 8.2 on the floor

exercise, just behind Central Square teammates Allyson Thompson (8.4) and Elena Araya (8.3). Furcinito also had a 6.4 on uneven bars. Lauren Fisher, who had 29.75 all-around points, posted an 8.2 on the vault and 6.7 on uneven bars, while Casey Devlin got 7.4

on the beam. From there, B’ville went to the Section III championships and finished fourth in the large-school category with 134.43 points. Jamesville-DeWitt/F-M (175.45 points) edged Whitesboro (172.18 points) for the top spot.

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two games. Stefan Merchant would convert in the 51st minute on a hard shot from the point to wrap things up. In the Class AA semifinals, B’ville’s girls would go first, playing no. 4 seed Liverpool Tuesday night at West Genesee High School. The Bees won a pair of 2-1 decisions in the regular season as the winner gets Fayetteville-Manlius or Cicero-North Syracuse in the finals. B’ville’s boys head Wednesday to Liverpool, going up against no. 3 seed Cicero-North Syracuse in what promises to be a fierce, physical battle (the Bees won 1-0 at Gillette Field in their only regular-season encounter on Sept. 20). The winner gets F-M or West Genesee in the title game.

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B’ville gymnasts beat Central Square By Phil Blackwell

It looked like Liverpool would maintain that onegoal deficit through the rest of the half, and a series of sporadic Warrior attacks signaled to B’ville that it could not relax, which may have led to the game’s pivotal moment. As the first-half clock wound down, B’ville again made a push. From the left side, Jack Jeffery flashed open and passed to the middle - where Ramin smacked a touch shot between his legs past Gilbert into the net just 3.6 seconds before the horn sounded. Suddenly ahead 2-0, B’ville carried that good feeling into the second half as, 1:33 into that frame, Ramin pounced on a loose ball in front of the net and easily converted his fourth goal against Liverpool in

By Phil Blackwell

Make that 16 straight wins – and 48 consecutive games – for the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team as it inches closer to yet another Section III Class AA title. In Thursday night’s opening round of the AA playoffs,

the Bees toyed with no. 8 seed Utica Proctor, earning a 259, 25-13, 25-17 sweep of the Raiders. Brianna Stewart finished with 27 assists and three digs. Sarah Klaben served up six kills, adding four kills and three digs. For the full story, visit baldwinsvillemessenger. com.

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Health & Wellness

November 3, 2010

What can we expect this

flu season?

CDC answers question about what’s likely ahead


“While not certain,

ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. The timing, severity, and length of the epidemic depends on many factors, including what influenza viruses are spreading and whether they match the viruses in the vaccine. Last flu season saw the emergence of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, also known as the “swine flu.” This virus caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years. While not certain, it is likely that 2009 H1N1 viruses will continue to spread along with seasonal viruses in the U.S.during the 20102011 flu season.

it is likely that 2009 H1N1 viruses will continue to spread... during the 2010-2011 flu season.”

Will new strains of flu circulate this season?

Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu virus strains to appear each year.

When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can occur as late as May.

What should I do to prepare for this flu season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season. Getting the flu vaccine soon after it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

People at High Risk for developing flurelated complications

 Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old  Adults 65 and older  Pregnant women  Last flu season, American Indians and Alaskan Natives seemed to be at higher risk of flu complications  People with medical conditions including asthma, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, chronic lung disease, heart disease and blood, kidney, liver, endocrine or metabolic disorders.  People with weakened immune systems  People younger than 19 who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy  Those who are morbidly obese


How effective is the flu vaccine?

The effectiveness of the vaccine can vary and depends in part on the match between the viruses in the vaccine and flu viruses that are circulating in the community. It’s not possible to predict with certainty which flu viruses will predominate during a given season. Experts must pick which viruses to include in the vaccine many months in advance in order for vaccine to be produced and delivered on time. Because of these factors, there is always the possibility of a less than optimal match between circulating viruses and the viruses in the vaccine.

Can the vaccine provide protection even if it is not a “good” match?

Yes, antibodies made in response to vaccination with one strain of flu viruses can provide protection against different, but related strains.

What is the CDC doing to monitor effectiveness for 2010-2011?

The CDC carries out and collaborates with other partners within and outside CDC to assess the effectiveness of flu vaccines. During the 2010-2011 season, CDC is planning multiple studies on the effectiveness of influenza vaccine. These studies will measure vaccine effectiveness in preventing laboratory confirmed influenza in older people and in children.

What actions can I take to protect myself and my family against the flu this season?

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. In addition, you can take everyday preventative steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others. Source:

Seven steps you can take to help prevent seasonal flu

1. Get your flu vaccination.

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.

2. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

3. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

4. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

5. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

7. Practice other good health habits.

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.



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– covering a wide range of ages and income levels – have the ability to “make a difference in the lives that follow” by leaving a charitable legacy. Leave a Legacy does not solicit gifts for any particular organization. Instead, the advertisements encourage individuals to support their favorite charity or charities. Hoey recalls the story of one man who had a lifelong friend living at Francis House, a home for people with terminal illnesses, in Syracuse. He visited with his friend every day, and eventually got to know the residents and volunteers on a personal level. He was so moved

by the organization, the people involved, and how they cared for his friend, that he decided to make a gift to Francis House. He donated a collection of over 400 videos for the residents to enjoy. When he died, he left a bequest in his will to Francis House. His gift was used to pay for the cost of care for several residents at Francis House. Says Hoey, “he supported us when he was alive and then left us a legacy of his love by truly ‘making a difference in the lives that followed him.’” “Now more than ever, nonprofits have tightened their budgets,” explains Hoey. “It is See Legacy on page 4

Seneca Federal making strides with others in CNY Several employees at Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association again walked in t he annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday Oct. 3. “It is the mission of o u r mut u a l l y ow n e d , community based Association to take part in and donate to events such as this one,” said Katrina Russo, president – CEO. The group may not be as large and flashy as some of the other well

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Attending the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk this year from Seneca Federal were Lisa Hetko, Penny VanAuken, Katrina Russo, Sara Mosqueda and Daphne Edgar.

CANCER BEWARE “I had cancer. Cancer never had me.” Yesterday, I got out my fishing rod. I couldn’t help thinking of everyone at HOA. It was last spring when I found out. I was overwhelmed, distraught – and scared. I thought my fishing days were over. Then I went to HOA. My medical team all said, “We have the technology to fight this thing!” and showed me the CyberKnife. It sounded scary, but when I learned how it worked and how safe it was, I had hope for the first time. Your attitude really inspired me, your staff always encouraged me and your plan of action worked. I may have had cancer, but cancer never had me. Today, my kids and I are heading up to the lake.

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lives, people in our work environment and customers we have known for many years. It’s hard not to know somebody who has been affected by this disease either directly or indirectly.� For the last 82 years, the association has given back to its community in many ways. Seneca Federal mainly supports the North Syracuse, Liverpool and Baldwinsville areas through school, church and local organization where the three branches are located. In 2010, they supported organizations such as the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, Francis House, high school marching bands, Vera House, The Food Bank of CNY and local volunteer fire departments, to name a few. Community banks such as Seneca Federal are strong, safe and secure financial institutions focusing on what is best for our customers and communities. Russo added, “In the midst of uncertainty in the economy, we will continue to offer the lowest possible lending rates, the highest deposit account rates as well as continuing to give something back to support our communities. It is our pleasure to support local businesses and support these local endeavors.�

year, with most of the meetings strategically held to coincide with event planning for one of Spr i ng s i d e’s m aj or events or a holiday. “As co-chairpersons for the Council, I have appreciated the leadership that Wood and Abel have provided for this close-knit community,� said Ferlito. “They listen to the other residents and if there are concerns they are willing to help solve them.� Springside offers ap a r t m e nt s , dup l e x e s and cottages for independent seniors age 62 and older. For more i n for m a tion call (315) 343-5658. Springside at Seneca Hill is an affiliate of Oswego Health.

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Health & Wellness

Syracuse Home Foundation hosts event at Syracuse Stage For nearly 160 years, Syracuse Home has provided exceptional healthcare. A not-for-profit organization, Syracuse Home provides uniquely designed programs and services to meet individual needs. A continuum of care in a scenic setting, Syracuse Home includes McHarrie Towne, independent living; McHarrie Pointe, assisted living; Sage Court, secure memory care program; and of course Syracuse Home, well noted for exemplary short-term rehabilitation and compassionate long-term care. Within the continuum of care there is both tradition and innovation in every program. Supporting this wonderful healthcare center is Syracuse Home Foundation. “This is our ninth year� said Audrey Gibbs, director of phi-

lanthropy, “and our attendance contin- What: Syracuse Home FoundationNinth annual ues to grow every event at Syracuse Stage featuring “A Christmas yearâ€?. Storyâ€? This year’s event features “A Christ- When: Sunday December 5th - Patron recepmas Story.â€? Based tion at 12:45 p.m., Sutton Pavilion; Matinee on the hilarious performance at 2 p.m. story written by Tickets and information: contact Audrey Jean Shepherd, this Gibbs at 638-2521 stage adaptation brighten your holidays and benefit is both touching and witty as we journey back to a the exemplary healthcare that is the time when we all had less‌and it felt hallmark of Syracuse Home! Call Audrey Gibbs at 638-2521 like more. Patron tickets are $50 per person and include patron reception for early reservations and priority and performance; contributor tickets seating. Come support Syracuse Home are $30 per person and include 2 p.m. while enjoying an afternoon of fabuperformance only. This fun-loving production will lous theater!







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HOA research around the world Hematology Oncology Associates (HOA) offers our patients a wide variety of treatments. These range from standard of care treatments, which have been proven effective, to a variety of clinical trials in which investigational medications are given with or compared to a standard of care to aid in the discovery of future cancer therapies. Currently, we are accruing patients to over 80 different studies primarily through research administered by the National Cancer Institute. For over 24 years, HOA has been the recipient of a grant called the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) that aims to provide cutting edge research opportunities to communities throughout the nation. To compliment what is available through CCOP, we also participate in a few studies with pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, we have authored and initiated several studies ourselves. Our participation and initiative in oncology research has garnered national attention and several awards for excellence. To our surprise, word of our outstanding research program has recently reached around the globe. Yair Dotan is much like any of our other patients who participate in research. He comes in for doctor’s appointments, meets with his research team, and receives an experimental drug for prostate cancer. However, unlike many of our patients, Dotan travels from Tel-Aviv, Israel, to our office in East Syracuse to participate in a trail sponsored by Cougar Biotechnology, Inc. called COU-AA-302. After trying conventional treatments in Israel without success, Dotan decided to actively help his doctors find another treatment for his progressive disease. It was through the website, clinicaltrials. gov, that he discovered the Cougar study, as well as facilities that were participating in this research. Through the website, he was able to contact the director of the study who suggested several clinics where this research was being conducted. Dotan’s first choice was to go to an oncology center at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He was also considering hematology/ oncology centers in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Syracuse. Unfortunately, he discovered there would be a significant delay in meeting with doctors and researchers at UCLA. This wait meant a delay in treatment that Dolan felt was unacceptable. After several emails and lengthy phone conversations across the ocean with Colleen Duchano, our research RN, Dotan chose our very own Hematology Oncology Associates of Central New York. This was an easy choice as Dotan was able to meet with Dr. Gullo and begin the process of study treatment within one week of his initial contact with HOA. As an international patient who is thrilled with his care here at HOA, Dotan has some advice to share with all of us: “Be happy and optimistic,� and always “be a part of your own care.� Dotan shares that he is not frightened by his disease—rather he makes the most out of every day and takes it all in stride. He feels optimistic, fortunate and grateful as he is love and supported by his devoted wife, family and friends. He considers HOA a significant part of his life now and states we will forever have a place in his heart. Likewise, this courageous, gracious man and his family have touched us as we engage in his fight against cancer with and for him.


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so important for people to hear the message of how planned giving can make a difference, however many non-profits cannot afford their own marketing campaign.� Non-profit members pool their resources along with the support of the Leave a Legacy of CNY Partners including: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of CNY, Planned Giving Council of CNY, Central New York Community Foundation, United Way of CNY, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, WCNY and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. After successful Spring and Fall media campaigns in 2007 and 2008, Leave a Legacy of CNY is looking forward to continuing to share their message this year. “It’s wonderful to see all of these non-profit organizations come together for a common purpose,� says Hoey. “We can make the world a better place – every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference.� For more information, visit



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And Clark: Ginny Scida and Rene Kather at BPL (2008) Noon Baker Girls’ Soccer Quarter-Finals vs. Oswego at Fulton (10/29) 1:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Quarter Finals vs. Liverpool at Fulton (10/29) 3 p.m. Van Buren Town Board Meeting (11/3) then Board of Education Meeting (11/1) then to be announced 6 p.m. Baker Girls’ Soccer Quarter-Finals vs. Oswego at Fulton (10/29) 7:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Quarter Finals vs. Liverpool at Fulton (10/29) 9 p.m. 2010 Oktoberfest (9/17-18/10) 10:30 p.m. The Henderson Farm: Don Henderson (2007) 11 p.m. Following Lewis And Clark: Ginny Scida and Rene Kather at BPL (2008) Tuesday Nov. 9 9 a.m. Baker Girls’ Volleyball vs. W. Gen. or Cent. Sq. (11/2) 10:20 a.m. Baker Boys’ Volleyball vs. Central Square (11/3) Noon Community Band at McHarrie Towne (7/28/10) 1 p.m. Remember Our Veterans Ft. Brewerton (2005) 2 p.m. Blue Star Memorial Dedication (11/11/06) 2:15 p.m. Disability And The Law 3 p.m. B’ville Elementary Schools Cross Country Races (11/1) 3:30 p.m. Elden School Spring Concert (5/8/08) 4:30 p.m. NASA Connect: Team Extreme 5 p.m. Baker High Spring Choral Concert (5/26/10) (pt. 2) 6 p.m. Small Villages: Columnist Dick Case at BPL (5/2/07) 6:50 p.m. Fair World Marketplace: Maurine McTyreWatts at BPL (2006) 7:40 p.m. Finger Lakes AACA Car Show (7/29/07) 8:15 p.m. BPL Art Show: Isabelle Decker (2006) 9 p.m. Remembering B’ville: Fred Thomas (2006) 10:12 p.m. Northside Memories: Carolyn King Dreher (9/16/06) 11 p.m. Gardens of Baldwinsville: Ann Makowiec (7/2001)

Wednesday Nov. 10 9 a.m. Small Villages: Columnist Dick Case at BPL (5/2/07) 9:50 a.m. Fair World Marketplace: Maurine McTyreWatts at BPL (2006) 10:40 a.m. Finger Lakes AACA Car Show (7/29/07) 11:15 a.m. BPL Art Show: Isabelle Decker (2006) Noon Remembering B’ville: Fred Thomas (2006) 1:12 p.m. Northside Memories: Carolyn King Dreher (9/16/06) 2 p.m. Gardens of Baldwinsville: Ann Makowiec (7/2001) 3 p.m. Baker Girls’ Volleyball vs. W. Gen. or Cent. Sq. (11/2) 4:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Volleyball vs. Central Square (11/3) 6 p.m. Community Band at McHarrie Towne (7/28/10) 7 p.m. Remember Our Veterans Ft. Brewerton (2005) 8 p.m. Blue Star Memorial Dedication (11/11/06) 8:15 p.m. Disability And The Law 9 p.m. B’ville Elementary Schools Cross Country Races (11/1) 9:30 p.m. Elden School Spring Concert (5/8/08) 10:30 p.m. NASA Connect: Team Extreme 11 p.m. Baker High Spring Choral Concert (5/26/10) (pt. 2) Thursday Nov. 11 9 a.m. B’ville Elementary Schools Cross Country Races (11/1) 9:30 a.m. Elden School Spring Concert (5/8/08) 10:30 a.m. NASA Connect: Team Extreme 11 a.m. Baker High Spring Choral Concert (5/26/10) (pt. 2) Noon Small Villages: Columnist Dick Case at BPL (5/2/07) 12:50 p.m. Fair World Marketplace: Maurine McTyre-Watts at BPL (2006) 1:40 p.m. Finger Lakes AACA Car Show (7/29/07) 2:15 p.m. BPL Art Show: Isabelle Decker (2006) 3 p.m. Remembering B’ville: Fred Thomas (2006) 4:12 p.m. Northside Memories: Carolyn King

Maria Constance (Nunes) Taylor, 94, passed away Tuesday Oct. 19, 2010, in Buffalo, Minn. Maria was born in Portugal on Sept. 1, 1916, to Joseph and Florence (Rica) Nunes and came to the United States at the age of 2. Maria was a long-time resident of the Central New York area where she was a former employee of General Electric and an active member in Business and Professional Women, Hair Designer Guild and the Paint and Pallet Guild. She was also a longtime hairdresser in Camillus, Marcellus, Warners and Old Forge area as well as an instructor in BOCES Cosmetology programs. Maria was also a 37-year breast cancer survivor. Maria is survived by her children: Diana (Bill) McCarty of Buffalo, MN, Carol Taylor Hart of St. Paul, MN and stepdaughter Nancy Wright of Lake Helen, FL; grandchildren: Jonathan, Michael and Kristen McCarty; Bethany (Joel) Velasco, Erin (Jason) Couture, Maureen Taylor and several great-grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Arnon L. Taylor; sister, Alziria Motta and stepson James L. Taylor. A private family gathering and interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made either to the family or to a charity of your choice. The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

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John J. Adams, 85, of Baldwinsville, passed away Wednesday Oct. 27, 2010. He was an educator and vice principal for North Syracuse School District for over 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a long time member of the Elks Club in Baldwinsville. He was an Army-Air force Veteran serving during WWII. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene (Howley) Adams, who passed in 1973. Surviving: His wife, Catherine E. of Baldwinsville; three daughters, Connie (Mark) Coldren of Liverpool, Nancy (James Finnerty) Adams of East Syracuse and Janet (Dick) Chalifoux of Florida; two

John J. Adams sons, John (Peggy) of Syracuse and Thomas (Lisa) of North Syracuse; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday Nov. 1 at Gates Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Dewitt. Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 31 at the funeral home, 29 W. Genesee Street, Baldwinsville.

Mark W. Newman, 64 Retired from Lockheed Martin Mark W. Newman, 64, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday Oct. 23, 2010, at Veterans Medical Center, Syracuse. He was born in Bridgeport, CT and was a USMC Veteran. Mark retired from Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL., as a software engineer in 2009. He was a member of the VFW, Candor, NY and loved to travel. Mark was predeceased by his Mother, Mary and Father, Thomas Newman. Survivors: his wife of 42 years, Rebecca (Sollender) Newman of Baldwinsville; three sons, Saul Newman of Schenectady, Aaron (Jennifer) Newman of Rochester, Erick Newman of Boston; his daughter, Rachael Newman of Baldwinsville; his sister, Patricia Newman of IN.; two brothers, William Newman of TX and

Mark W. Newman Michael (Peg) Newman of VA; three grandchildren, Cassandra of Schenectady and Evelyn and Thomas of Rochester. Services: 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 29 at Sacred Heart Basilica, 927 Park Ave., Syracuse, Burial Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse. Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville has charge of arrangements. Contributions: American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd., 2nd Floor, E. Syracuse, NY 13057.



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By Phil Blackwell Thursday Nov. 4 8 a.m. Tai Chi, pool lessons 9:15 a.m. AOA Exercise 10:30 a.m. Arm chair aerobics 1 p.m. Pinochle tourney 6:30 p.m. SWWA meeting Friday Nov. 5 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening 11:30 a.m. Business meeting Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. Shuffleboard tourney Monday Nov. 8 10 a.m. MahJong and dominoes Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. Library computer focus group, pitch tourney 3 p.m. Oasis Zumba Tuesday Nov. 9 8 a.m. Tai Chi 9:15 a.m. AOA Exercise 9:30 a.m. Canasta 10 a.m. Crafts 10:30 a.m. Arm chair aerobics 12:15 p.m. Duplicate Bridge tourney 1 p.m. Scrabble 5:15 p.m.Yoga Wednesday Nov. 10 9:30 a.m. Bowling

NOTICE OF FORMATION NOTICE OF FORMATION of LASZLO’S DELI, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 10/7/10. Office location: Onondaga County. Principal Business Location: 415 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 286 Cedar Court, Baldwinsville, New York 13027. Purpose: Any lawful activity. BM-47 BID NOTICE Sealed bids for the following projects will be received in an envelope annotated with project name and number until 10:30 a.m. on December 02, 2010 at the Office of Contract Management, NYS Dept. of Transportation 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing “25% of the bid total” as specified in the contract proposal, must accompany each bid. Plans and proposals can be obtained from the Plan Sales Unit, at the above address; and the Regional Offices noted below. The right is reserved to reject all bids. A T T E N T I O N CONTRACTORS, Contractors should be advised of new legislation for Lobbying on All Procurement Contracts effective January 1, 2006. Details of guidelines, regulations and forms are provided on the Department’s Web Site. For more information, Contact Person(s) Jodi Riano, Bill Howe NYSDOT Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Road, 1st Floor Suite 1 CM, Albany NY 12232 Email:, (518) 457-3583 Suzanne Charles NYSDOT Office of Legal Affairs Email

scharles@dot. (518) 457-3583 Reg. MO, George Christian, Jr., Director, Office of Structures, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12232 D261604, PIN S124.12, Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego,Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington,Wayne, Wyoming & Yates Cos., Regions 1-10 Emergency Bridge Repair Contract, Bid Deposit $150,000.00, NO PLANS, Proposals $25, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 0 - 0% Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts — both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to,DBE or MBE and WBE. EO-45 NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Baldwinsville Central School District for the period beginning on July 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2010 have been examined by Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C., and that the report prepared by Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C. has been filed in the office of the District Clerk, where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to Section thirtyfive of the General Municipal Law, the Board of Education of the Baldwinsville Central

10 a.m. MahJong and dominoes Noon PEACE lunch 12:30 p.m. Party bridge 1 p.m. Bunko, line dancing 2 p.m. MVP meeting Thursday Nov. 11 Center closed – Veterans Day Friday Nov. 12 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening 11:15 a.m. Speaker: Fall prevention 11:30 a.m.VA discount cards Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. 8 ball tourney Please note: Duplicate bridge is played on Tuesdays and party bridge on Wednesdays at the center. Bring a partner if at all possible. Starting times will be at noon on Tuesdays and at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. There will be a bridge tournament on the second Tuesday of each month. Please note that Lynn McCormick, notary public, will now meet seniors at Canton Woods. Call her at the Van Buren Town Hall to make an appointment, 635-3010. Outreach hours for Judy Laurange, Van Buren, are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Outreach hours for Donna Metz, Lysander, are from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day.

School District may, at its discretion, prepare a written response to the report prepared by Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C., and file any such response in the office of the District Clerk as a public record for inspection by all interested persons, no later than January 28, 2011. BM-43 Legal Notice Village Of Baldwinsville NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal law, sealed bids for Tree Work, will be received at the Office of the Village Clerk, 16 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville, New York 13027, Onondaga County, New York, until 2:00 pm, local time, on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder and the words “TREE WORK”. Specifications for the Tree Work and bid documents have been filed in the Office of the Village Clerk, Village of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, New York, and may be examined and received by any persons interested. Bidders shall submit bids on the proposal sheet attached to the Specifications. Any bids submitted otherwise will be considered informal. The Village of Baldwinsville Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: October 22, 2010 Rosemary L. Johnson Village Clerk Village of Baldwinsville BM-43 TOWN OF LYSANDER PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Lysander Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Lysander Town Building, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, New York, to consider the application of

Josh Allen, for a Final Subdivision Approval for a two (2) lot Minor Subdivision, on property located at 8827 Avery Road, Tax Map No. 027.-01-07.1, Baldwinsville, New York. The applicant’s proposal is to subdivide a single family residence and out-buildings with approximately 12 acres from approximately 127 acres; with the remnant piece to remain under agriculture. Maps of the proposed subdivision are on file at the Town Building. At such time all persons interested in said application will be given an opportunity to be heard by the Planning Board. Dated: October 29, 2010 W. Frederick Rood, Chairman Lysander Planning Board BM-44 TOWN OF LYSANDER PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Lysander Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at 7:35 p.m., on Monday, November 15, 2010, at the Lysander Town Building, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, New York, to consider the application of Eldan Homes, for a Preliminary Subdivision approval of a Forty-five (45) lot Major Subdivision on property located at Eldan Homes @ Radisson, a/k/a Crimson Ridge, Phase 3, Deep Glade, Tax Map No. 0 7 5 . 0 1 - 0 1 - 0 4 , Baldwinsville, New York. The applicant’s proposal is to subdivide approximately eighteen (18) acres into fortyfive (45) residential building lots to allow the construction of single family detached homes. Maps of the proposed subdivision are on file at the Town Building. At such time all persons interested in said application will be given an opportunity to be heard by the Planning Board. Dated: October 29, 2010 W. Frederick Rood, Chairman Lysander Planning Board BM-44

If two sides square off in a contest, is it possible for both of them to win? Maybe not - but there’s no question that the Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball teams both took something positive and valuable out of Monday night’s classic fivegame battle at Baker High School. The Northstars felt good because it won the match, even if it didn’t go in front for good until late in the final game. And the Bees, defending Section III Class AA champions, could take heart in the fact that, down 2-1 in games, it pushed CNS, this year’s leader in the CNY Counties League, to the limit - something it didn’t do the last time the two sides met on Sept. 29. In that earlier match at CNS, B’ville won the first game, only to see the Northstars take over and win the next three to keep itself. Now came the rematch, on the Bees’ Senior Night, where nine departing players - Dan Dubiel, Jake Toscano, Kyle Lattanzio, Zach Racha, Matt McKee, Robbie Sharfstein, Jarret Reaume, Aaron Stolicker and Chris Thayer - were honored. Once the ceremonies were done, B’ville took charge in the opening game, leading by as much as eight points before cruis-

ing to a 25-20 victory. CNS absorbed this and, trailing 9-6 in the second game, it reeled off eight straight points on Billy Werksman’s serve. It amounted to an 111 run as the Northstars, by a 25-17 margin, evened the match at one game apiece. As always in an even match, the third game proved pivotal. B’ville appeared in command as it bolted out to a 17-9 lead. But CNS, having used both of its time-outs, climbed all the way back, tied it at 20-20, then inched in front late in the game and held on for a stunning 25-23 win to take a 2-1 lead in games. Instead of folding, though, B’ville roared right back and dominated most of the fourth game, building a double-digit advantage that stretched to 23-13 before another late comeback attempt by CNS cut the margin to 23-18. Unfazed, the Bees got the last two points, prevailed 25-18, and sent the match to the limit. After all these momentum shifts, it was the fifth game that proved the closest. Every CNS thrust was met by a B’ville answer, and neither side led by two points for much of that game as, by the time it was 17-17, they had shared 10 ties. Loud cheering sections for both teams increased their volume as the drama built. Then CNS got three consecutive points to move

ahead for good. Though the Bees never stopped battling for points, Werksman’s spike on a second attempt at match point (the first was waved off) gave CNS the 25-21 victory. Dubiel, with 13 kills, led a balanced front line where Thayer contributed 11 kills and Lattanzio produced 10 kills. Racha had six kills and five blocks, with Reaume getting three kills and three blocks. Ryan Shelton, the team’s main setter, piled up 40 assists, plus four kills, three blocks and three digs, as McKee, the Bees’ libero, had 10 digs. Jim Coleman finished with 48 assists for the winning side. Stepping up in a big way on the front line, Ethan Irish put up 24 kills, while Werksman stepped up his play and got 12 kills as Tyler A. Smith, despite feeling ill, still finished with five kills. Colin Crooks had four kills and three block, with Tyler D. Smith (three kills) and Jeff Holmes (two kills) also making contributions. There’s one more chance for B’ville and CNS to meet - on Nov. 10, in the Section III Class AA championship. Barring a major upset in either of Wednesday’s semifinals, where B’ville faces Central Square and CNS takes on Oswego, the Bees and Northstars are not done with each other yet.

Van Buren Parks and Rec offers Zumba A dance fitness program for anyone 15 and older, this class will focus on international rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique balance

of cardio and muscle toning benefits. The five-week session will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 (except Nov. 23) at Elden Elementary gymnasium. The cost is $25

PAC-B  Dreher (9/16/06) 5 p.m. Gardens of Baldwinsville: Ann Makowiec (7/2001) 6 p.m. Baker Girls’ Volleyball vs. W. Gen. or Cent. Sq. (11/2) 7:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Volleyball vs. Central Square (11/3) 9 p.m. Community Band at McHarrie Towne (7/28/10) 10 p.m. Remember Our Veterans Ft. Brewerton (2005) 11 p.m. Blue Star Memorial Dedication (11/11/06) 11:15 p.m. Disability And The Law Friday Nov. 12

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From page 19 9 a.m. Community Band at McHarrie Towne (7/28/10) 10 a.m. Remember Our Veterans Ft. Brewerton (2005) 11 a.m. Blue Star Memorial Dedication (11/11/06) 11:15 a.m. Disability And The Law Noon B’ville Elementary Schools Cross Country Races (11/1) 12:30 p.m. Elden School Spring Concert (5/8/08) 1:30 p.m. NASA Connect: Team Extreme 2 p.m. Baker High Spring Choral Concert (5/26/10) (pt. 2) 3 p.m. Small Villages: Columnist Dick Case at BPL

(5/2/07) 3:50 p.m. Fair World Marketplace: Maurine McTyreWatts at BPL (2006) 4:40 p.m. Finger Lakes AACA Car Show (7/29/07) 5:15 p.m. BPL Art Show: Isabelle Decker (2006) 6 p.m. Remembering B’ville: Fred Thomas (2006) 7:12 p.m. Northside Memories: Carolyn King Dreher (9/16/06) 8 p.m. Gardens of Baldwinsville: Ann Makowiec (7/2001) 9 p.m. Baker Girls’ Volleyball vs. W. Gen. or Cent. Sq. (11/2) 10:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Volleyball vs. Central Square (11/3)

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