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The Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry will hold a silent auction for this fully furnished dollhouse through Dec. 20. ...See page 3


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(From left) Jake Ober, Megan Dwyer, Mike George, Mark Lannier, Matt Dickman, Kris Joseph, Greg Norton, Allyson Burzynski, Sam Bull and Coach Rob Murphy took part in the kick-off to Ray Middle School’s Unfinished Business T-shirt sale. For more on this and other charitable happenings in the Baldwinsville Central School District, see page 25.

Car Care Excellence Lou’s Car Care receives AAA prestigious Top Shop Award for 2010. ...See page 13

Calendar...............2 Canton woods senior center................. 20 Classifieds.......... 21 Editorial................4 Library..................5 Obituaries........... 19 PAC-B................ 19 School news...........6 Sports................ 10

Village loses decades of experience By Erin Wisneski

Four village of Baldwinsville employees have opted to take part in an early retirement plan offered through New York State. Employing roughly 50 people (not including trustees, architectural review or planning board members), that is about 8 percent of the village’s work force. “How do you move on when you are losing decades of experience,� Mayor Joe Saraceni said about the recent string of retirements. While the loss of experience is a detriment to the village, Saraceni said he knows those who have retired provided thorough training to their replacements. Recent retirees include Village Clerk Rosemary Johnson, Department of Public Works Foreman Mace Markham and Baldwinsville Police Department communications officers Claudette Roller and Sue Ellis. Maureen Butler filled Johnson’s position and Dennis LaQuay filled Markham’s position; Roller See Retirement, page 11

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Retired communications officers Claudette Roller, center left, and Sue Ellis, center right, accept retirement gifts from Mayor Joseph Saraceni, left, and Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck. The two women were honored at the Dec. 2 village board meeting.

Rob Andres wants to get people talking. The Baldwinsville resident and volunteer for Public Access Channel Baldwinsville (PAC-B) is coordinating “From the Hip,� a new program for the local television station designed to get people talking about local issues, as well as regional, national and global topics. “The idea is to have more active participation for local issues rather than one-way receiving,� Andres said. “It would be nice to have a highly interactive forum in Baldwinsville where people can gather and be part of the process.� Andres envisions several different segments: “Taking it to the Streets,� “The Lion’s Den� and “Good News.� “The Lion’s Den� would tackle heated issues in a round-table format featuring several participants, while the format of the “Good News� segment would be a commentary regarding positive events happening in and around Baldwinsville. With “Taking it to the Streets,� residents of all ages would respond on an individual basis to topics ranging from light-hearted to serious. While Andres has the structure of the program in place, as well as several topics he would like to address, he wants to create a panel of participants to get the show rolling. “I would like to get more people to take part,� he said, adding that he is also looking for feedback regarding local issues. “I want [the See Program, page 11

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This week Dec. 7 Syracuse Home Auxiliary meeting, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Syracuse Home Association. Nordic Celebration of Light features Sons of Norway Lodge, Syracuse and Krantz family singers. Call 638-6923.

Dec. 13 Lysander Planning Board meeting changed from Dec. 20 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Large Group Room, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville.

Upcoming Dec. 17 Letters to Santa: Lysander Recreation collecting letters for Santa, children to get a reply from Santa. Mail, drop off letters to Town of Lysander, 8220 Loop Rd., Baldwinsville NY 13027. Include the child’s name and address. Call 6355999. Dec. 18 Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau donations accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Due primarily to increases in the cost of postage, the Baldwinsville Messenger will increase the cost of home delivery of the newspaper effective Jan. 1. The basic annual subscription price of the Messenger will increase from $28 to $30, still a $9 annual savings over the newsstand cover price of 75 cents. Changes to the out of county and out of state rates will also go into effect on Jan. 1. The Messenger’s newsstand price remains unchanged. David Tyler Publisher

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 18 at building next to TOPS in River Mall. New clothes, household goods, toys, books and food needed.

Dec. 18 Baldwinsville Community Band gift food fundraiser through Dec. 18 to help fund the band’s activities, most importantly their annual trip to Lake George for the Lake George Community Band Festival. Visit Dec. 22 Winter-break recreation program for first through sixth graders, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 28 to 30, Palmer Elementary; register by noon Dec. 22, call 635-5999. Arts & crafts, music games, sports and more. Jan. 5 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.

Through March 4 Indoor walking program: 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs-

Our Families Speak... A friend of mine who is a patient at Upstate Chiropractic recommended that I see Dr. Eric Croucher for my back problem. Before I started chiropractic care, I was taking pain medication. I started treatment in May 2010. Since then, I have not taken any pain medication. With regular chiropractic care, I am doing very well. I enjoy coming in for my visits. Dr. Eric and the staff are very friendly.

days through March 4, Durgee Jr. HS. Under 16 must be with an adult. Through March 4 Adult basketball program, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 4, Durgee Jr. HS. $1 admission – Must be 21, resident of Lysander or Van Buren. Call 635-5999. Through April 8 Used book collection, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 8; proceeds benefit Lysander Summer Day Camp Program scholarships. Drop off site: Lysander Town Building, 8220 Loop Rd., Radisson. Call 635-5999. April 11 to 27 Used book sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday April 11 to 27, Lysander Town Building, 8220 Loop Rd., Radisson. Proceeds benefit Lysander Day Camp Program scholarships. Call 635-5999.

Call 638-2171. Girl Scout volunteers needed Girl Scout volunteers are needed. Give your time to a group of girls at the age of your choosing (kindergarten through 12th grade) for as little as once a month. Call Anne Allen at 857-4666 for more information. Videographers needed Baldwinsville PAC-B (cable access Channel 98) needs volunteer videographers. Coverage of local events including government and school meetings needed, which will then be broadcast on Channel 98. Call 638-2768.


Bottle drives Meals on Wheels ongoing bottle drives at Nobles Plaza Bottle Redemption Center and River Mall. Tell counter person to credit B’ville Meals on Wheels.

Drivers needed Baldwinsville Meals on Wheels desperately needs drivers. Even once a month would be greatly appreciated.

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Baldwinsville Food Pantry serves hundreds

Dollhouse silent auction will help buy food

bread, milk, hamburger, eggs and more. “We do quite a bit for the Baldwinsville community. We try to make sure no one goes hungry.” Dayger also stressed that the volunteers are who make the pantry possible. “They are the ones who make [the pantry] run because they are here everyday,” Dayger said. The food pantry is located in the First United

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This handcrafted dollhouse, built and donated by Ken Divers, will be awarded to the highest bidder in an ongoing silent auction to benefit the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry (BCFP). Pictured with the dollhouse are BCFP volunteers (front, sitting) Katheryn Waite, (from left) Sarah Beechinor, Larry Lundgren, Volunteer Coordinator Sally Dayger, and Joyce and David Berube. To submit your bid for the fully furnished dollhouse, stop by the First United Methodist Church, 17 West Genesee St. in Baldwinsville (use the main entrance off the parking lot behind the church) before Dec. 20 or call 635-6442 to submit your bid over the telephone. has donated a handcrafted dollhouse to the organization. The dollhouse, which is fully furnished, will be awarded to the person with the highest bid in an

ongoing silent auction. Bids will be accepted through Dec. 20. “The money raised [from the silent auction] will exclusively benefit the food

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Thirty-three families, 215 individuals, 1,935 meals – these numbers reflect the quantity served by the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry (BCFP) for the three days prior to Thanksgiving. The BCFP serves all residents living within the Baldwinsville Central School District on a confidential basis. The pantry assists an average from 90 to 100 families per month. “Even though we appear to be a flourishing community, there are those in need of help for various reasons,” said Sally Dayger, the BCFP volunteer coordinator. “We give food to people who can’t supply their own,” volunteer David Berube added. Organized in 1978, the pantry relies entirely on donations from the community. To help keep the pantry stocked, Ken Divers

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Opinion Editorial

Coping with grief this holiday season

There is no right or wrong way to handle the holidays. You may wish to follow family traditions, choose to change them, or just do things a little bit differently. HOPE for Bereaved offers the following advice to those grieving the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. aPlan ahead: Sit down with you loved ones and talk about what each wants to do for the holidays. Let relatives and friends know your decisions. aShopping: Shop by catalog, phone or Internet. Shop with a friend or ask someone to shop for you. Give gift certificates. Give a donation to a worthy cause in the name of the person who you would give a gift to. aBe careful of “shoulds;” do what is most helpful and important to you. Try to put balance in your life; get adequate rest, eat well, build in time to exercise, take a walk, pray, read and relax. aHoliday activities: Consider cutting back on baking (buy baked goods or do without), decorating, (use fewer decorations or ask family or friends to decorate, cleaning (top clean, it is not necessary to scrub), cards (send less or not at all). aHoliday dinner: You may wish to stay busy fixing a big meal, but consider making some changes. Serving buffet style, eating at a different time or eating in a different room may help. You might consider going to another’s home for dinner. aReligious services: Attend at a different time or place. Turn to your faith – try to concentrate on the meaning of the season. aExpress feelings: Don’t push down tears. Build in a time to cry. Keep a journal. aAsk for and accept help: Share your concerns, feelings and apprehensions with an understanding friend. Plan special times with people with whom you are comfortable. aHelp others: Volunteer at a soup kitchen, visit the lonely and shut-ins. Invite someone who is alone to share the day with you. Provide food/gifts for the needy. And remember you can call HOPE (at 475-4673) when you need a good listener, information about support groups, suggestions for coping or to make an appointment for counseling. Help is only a phone call away.

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Update regarding district budget development This fall I held four community budget input meetings, two staff budget input meetings, and I met with members of the Joint PTA to listen to concerns and ideas pertaining to the 2011-12 budget. I believe it is essential to build a budget that addresses our students’ instructional needs, as well as what the community feels is important to their education, all while minimizing the financial impact on our taxpayers. Thank you to everyone who attended a meeting and to those who have e-mailed me or called me with their concerns and comments. Your input is vital. The Board of Education shares the belief that we must create our budget with community input, so at board meetings from Jan. 24 to March 28, the budget discussion will be opened to the public for questions and comments after the board’s discussion. At each meeting, administrators will present a different component of the budget. The budget calendar is as follows: Jan. 24 – Transportation, facilities and debt service; Feb. 7 - Athletics, review of transportation, facilities and debt service; Feb. 14 – Special education, review of athletics; March 7 – Instructional, review of special education; March 21 – Review of instructional; March 28 – Administrative recommended budget; and April 4 – Board of Education adopts budget. I encourage all school district residents to attend these meetings and to ask questions during the public comment period of the budget discussion. Board meetings are conducted at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School. Emergency closings According to the calendar, winter won’t be officially here until the end of the month, but it sure feels like it’s already here some days. Before we are knee-deep into the snow season,

Jeanne Dangle

From the Superintendent

I would like to remind everyone that when it is necessary to close school due to weather conditions, I will be using the ConnectEd messaging service, as well as the local television and radio stations, to inform the community. Whenever school is cancelled or will be closing early, the information will also be posted on the home page of the district’s website, Please keep in mind that if school is cancelled for the day, all activities at the schools are cancelled for the day as well. New e-mail service To enhance district communications, we are in the process of creating an e-mail system with OCM BOCES that community members can subscribe to in order to have district news delivered to their e-mail addresses. We are creating several news categories, including one for district news and one for each of our eight schools. You will be able to sign up for any and all categories of news. This is not the ConnectEd service, which is the district’s emergency messaging system. The ConnectEd service is only available to parents and district staff. The new system we are developing will allow all school district residents with email addresses to receive news from the district and our schools. Once the service is up and running, we will be sending out information on how to subscribe in a future district newsletter, on our website, and through the local newspapers. Stay tuned!

it must be something in the water. I say, “It’s great students, supportive parents and hard working coaches!” Five varsity teams - football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball and field hockey are Section 3 Champions. Shaun Thompson is the Section 3 Boys’ Cross Country Individual Champion, and he came in third place in state competition, despite losing one of his shoes at the beginning of the competition. He also finished in second place at the New York State Federation Boys’ Cross Country meet. And eighth-grader Rachael Miller placed 55th in the girls’ state cross country competition, an impressive accomplishment for an eighth-grader, especially since it was her first time in state competition. Our girls’ field hockey team participated in regional competition, girls’ soccer played in the state semifinals, boys’ soccer played in the finals of the New York State Championships, our football team played in the state semi-finals, and our girls’ volleyball team brought home a state champion title! What an incredible season for our athletes. Thank you to our coaches for their guidance, hard work and determination. And thank you to all of our parents for their dedication and commitment to their children’s extracurricular activities. The winter athletic season has just begun, and I wish all of our winter athletes a great season.

Fall athletes This fall, our athletic teams once again had an amazing season. I’ve heard some people comment that

District fine arts update Please check the calendar on the district website for upcoming concerts in all of our buildings. Our students will be demonstrating their talents in chorus, orchestra and band while spreading holiday cheer. In closing, I would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a happy New Year. Be safe and keep warm. Jeanne Dangle is the superintendent of the Baldwinsville Central School District. To contact her, e-mail

in El Salvador on Nov. 16, 1989 by soldiers trained by Fort Benning military personnel, protesters have stood at the gate in mid November demanding the closure of this School of Assassins. Those six Jesuits had been outspoken advocates for the poor and critics of human rights abuses committed by the Salvadorian government. This notorious U.S. Army School’s graduates continue to be linked to decades of documented human rights atrocities and massacres throughout Central and South America. The protesters have always been committed to the philosophy of non-violence and those who wanted to commit acts of civil disobedience were prepared to accept the consequences. Since 1990, there

have been close to 300 convictions of human rights activists who have served nearly 100 years of collective jail and prison time. The recent relationships marchers had with the Columbus police at times were cordial and respectful, but not this year as the federal, city and state authorities randomly accosted and arrested innocent bystanders. Twenty-four were arrested on city and state charges including unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and parading without a permit. Two were charged, but not taken into custody. Some were blockading the highway leading into Fort Benning with a sign that read, “Stop: This is the End of the Road for the SOA” and intended to be arrested. But many See Mailbag, page 5

From the mailbag Justice denied To the editor: A dark day for justice and fairness in the Muscogee County Courthouse in Columbus, Georgia occurred on Saturday Nov. 20 at Ft. Benning Georgia. Columbus Recorder’s Court Judge Michael Cielinski can only be described as a bully masquerading as a defender of blind justice. On Friday Nov. 19, 16 Central New Yorkers arrived in Columbus, Georgia once again to march in front of the gate at Fort Benning to protest the existence of the School of the Americas (a.k.a. Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). Ever since the execution of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter


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Opinion Mailbag From page 4 of those arrested were not intending to risk arrest but were swept up as they walked back to their cars after they left the permitted protest following the vigil on Saturday. These included four credentialed journalists and a Columbus, Georgia barber, who came out of his barbershop to take a photo of the protest. A minister from Tennessee walking sideby-side with his wife was arrested walking to his bus in the parking lot, but she was not. What these arrests reminded me was how justice was meted out to African-Americans in the south and continues to be to this very day throughout the United States. Anti-war advocates are presently facing the same treatment in Minnesota and Chicago. Justice on Sunday Nov. 21 was not based on fact, evidence or testimony, but determined by Judge Michael Cielinski before he entered the courtroom. The judge listened to the stories of the Columbus police who testified that they warned the marchers several times to move but the marchers never heard any warning save the directive to move to the sidewalk. Yet they were apprehended as they did. But never doubt our commitment because we will endure and never give up the struggle to shut down this killing facility for we know that peacemakers are blessed and they are called sons and daughters of God. Gerald Lotierzo Baldwinsville

Support our troops this holiday season Are you buying a new cell phone for a family member or friend this holiday season as a gift? Do you have old cell phones lying around the house? Instead of throwing away that used cell phone, or stuffing it in a drawer, I urge you to think twice. By donating that phone to Cell Phones for Soldiers, it can help the men and women serving in the military overseas stay connected with their families. Once again, I kicked off the holiday season this year by calling on Central New Yorkers to support our troops by donating their used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Our military men and women make a tremendous sacrifice for all of us. In return, let us show our appreciation and help them stay connected. What better gift to give than to help our troops reach their loved ones? Last year, Central New Yorkers showed an overwhelming amount of support and delivered more than 1,500 phones through this program. The generosity of our community provided 2,200 soldiers with a half hour of talk time each. I am proud to be able to contribute to a worthy cause and to give back to those men and women who make such incredible sacrifice for us all. Local residents can support the collection drive by delivering their used cell phones to my district office: 800 State Office Building, 333 East Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202; or call 428-7632. Cell phones can also be brought to drop-off points at the information centers at Shoppingtown, Great Northern and Carousel malls, and to Solvay Public Library. The cell phone drive will run through January. Donated phones will be sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to a soldier abroad. About half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in more than 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials including gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards; copper wiring from phone chargers; nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs; and plastic from phone cases and accessories. Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Through increased fundraising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to fund new programs, such as providing video phones and prepaid service to allow soldiers abroad to see their families on a regular basis. To find out more about the program, please visit May you have a happy and joyous holiday season.

Library Focus

Crafts, treats, greetings and more By Valerie Chism In the dark month of December your library has for you: four more Wired Wednesdays, a genealogy refresher, two book discussion groups, food and fun for all ages, support for all jobseekers and a wonderful collection to explore. So, whether you’re a Mom looking to entertain the kids while you wrap or one of the newly underemployed, we have books, programs and services especially for you and yours in the holiday season and beyond. Genealogy is Evergreen Join Genealogist Louise Creighton at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 for a year end review of tips and tools for genealogical research. Registration is required. Color for Christmas You may have noticed the two new black and white copiers near the front desk. These copiers can double side, collate, scan to a usb and more for a mere 10 cents a page. Nevertheless, there are times when only color will do and we have that too. If you need to print (or copy) in color, you’ll need to use the copier outside the computer lab. This machine can do everything the basic copier cluster does plus provide lovely color copies and prints for 50 cents a page. Not sure how to use it? Please ask for help from staff in the computer office or at the information desk. Untangle your files At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 8, we’ll help you make sense of computer file types and what to do with them – for beginners. This is a use-

ful computer overview for newbies and folks who have let their computer knowledge lapse a bit. Registration is required for all Wired Wednesday sessions so sign up soon. Merry Merry Ghost? Join the Mystery Readers at 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 9 for Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart. New members are always welcome. Job Club Gather with other job hunters at 1 p.m. Thursday Dec. 9 and 23 to help and support each other. No registration needed, just show up. Holiday greetings Local artisan Missy Shipman will help you use rubber stamping and card making to spread personalized holiday cheer at 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 9. Registration and a $15 materials fee are required. Preschool Holiday Crafts Let the little ones add their special touch to your holiday celebration. Preschoolers with an adult caregiver can join us to make simple holiday decorations to take home at 10 a.m. Friday Dec. 10. Registration is required; sign up at the circulation desk or call 635-5631. Ball feet basket workshop This month’s project makes a great gift or a nice piece of dÊcor for any home. Make a ball feet basket at 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 11. Registration and a $35 materials fee are required. Second Mondays Club Free pizza, fun, games, activities - What will we think of next? Third through sixth graders are invited to meet at 6 p.m. Monday Dec. 13 and on the second Monday of each See Library, page 9

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The Baldwinsville Central School District has been reviewing and fine-tuning traffic changes on the district’s main campus. For safety reasons, and because of the closure of the high school’s main entrance for construction, the traffic pattern for buses in Baker High School’s bus loop has changed as of Dec. 1. Buses now enter the loop from the north end and exit at the south end, and then proceed to Durgee Junior High School. At the junior high school, buses enter the bus loop from the north end and exit the loop at the south end, on to Albert Palmer Lane to leave the district campus. Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., visitors and parents dropping off and picking up students at the high school should not park in or enter the bus loop. Bus traffic is the only traffic allowed in the loop during these hours. For safety reasons, parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children in the parking lot behind the high school, rather than on the main road of the district campus. At Durgee Junior High School, parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children in the school’s main parking lot.

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Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders at McNamara Elementary recently learned about the Baldwinsville Central School District’s acceptable use policy for the Internet, safety guidelines for using the Internet, and the importance of protecting personal information while online. After a unit on maintaining privacy, library media specialist Justin Ashworth and teaching assistant Kris McArdell guided students in creating avatars, icons they can post on personal profile pages to identify themselves, rather than using photographs. (From left) Ava Shore, Maren Roy and Ryan Micho stand in front of the bulletin board Ashworth and McArdell created to showcase student avatars.

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Vitamin L, a group of young singers from Ithaca, performs at Elden Elementary Nov. 23. The group’s song topics included gratitude, diversity, human rights and friendships. Vitamin L’s purpose is to encourage positive character development through music. The performance was sponsored by the school’s PTA to support the school’s character education program. Kelly Cary, BCSD



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For the last 18 years, the Parisi Speed School has provided more than a quarter million athletes nationwide with a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character. And now, the facility is open in Central New York. Come out to the Parisi Speed School open house from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the new Baldwinsville location on Route 31 next to Physical Therapy Plus.

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ames Nobles has been named the 2010 Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce Business Man of the Year. This award is given to a member of the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce who demonstrates excellence in their field of business. It is an honor to award Nobles this award for 2010. Nobles has been in business for the past 37 years operating under James P. Nobles Inc., with Nobles Tire City as the backbone of his operation. This past year, he finished the build-out for his tenant, NAPA Autoparts, located at 64 E. Genesee St. In addition, Nobles is owner of many commercial properties throughout the Baldwinsville community including FoxFire Golf Course located in Van Buren. He is often seen caring for the carts of the course and greeting his guests as they finish their challenging round of golf. Over his many years in business, Nobles has continually supported the many events and activities of the Baldwinsville Chamber. It is the strong support of the members of the Baldwinsville Chamber, such as Nobles, that allows the organization to provide for and promote local commerce. Please join the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce as they present the Business Person of the Year award to Nobles Thursday Dec. 9 at the Red Mill Inn. Tabitha’s Family Tree will cater the event with their usual, spectacular cuisine and Mark Baker will emcee the event. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 635-0550.

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Mayor Joseph Saraceni, left, accepts a bike rack donation from Kiwanis Tony Saraceni, center, and Greater Baldwinsville Economic Development Agency (GBEDA) Director Mike Mattessich. Working together, the GBEDA, the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce and the Baldwinsville Kiwanis recently initiated a bike rack program to supply the village of Baldwinsville with two bike racks, one in Mercer Park and one for the Village Square, which will be donated when the project is complete. “The bike rack program is an initiative to encourage and promote a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community,� said Tony Saraceni. “The Baldwinsville Kiwanis saw this as an opportunity to donate back to the community to promote their organization.� Through his business, Mattessich Iron, Mattessich custom built the bike rack with funds donated by the Baldwinsville Kiwanis. The GBCC adopted the program and developed the bicycle rack plan.

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Lysander Parks and Recreation

Winter break recreation program Saturdays from Jan. 26 through April 2 at Baker High School pool (no lessons Jan. 29 or Feb. 26). Pre-testing will begin Jan. 26 to ensure children are placed in the right level. Classes are limited to 10 per class. Enroll early; don’t take the chance of classes being filled. Quick and easy meals using chicken You just ate chicken and don’t feel like the same meal again. Instructor (and cookbook author) Carla Vavala will show you how to create a few quick and easy meals with leftover chicken or ingredients you may have lying around your kitchen, freezer or pantry! These meals will take less

than 30 minutes to prepare and they will be great for a family, a couple or just yourself; it will be catered to your specific situation, but with the same kind of ease. Some of the meals will include chicken with pepper biscuits, crunchy chicken burritos, chicken tortellini with a blush sauce and caramelized onions with chicken risotto. This class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Durgee Jr. High in room 148 for adults. Family ski and snow tubing night The whole family can ski for an affordable rate from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29 and Wednesday Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Ski Center in Fayetteville. Full Gospel Church of God 6987 Jones Rd., Van Buren Rev. Lawrence W. Falco, pastor

Baldwinsville Alliance Church 7587 State Fair Blvd., Van Buren Rev. Phil Turner, pastor Baldwinsville Methodist First United Church 17 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Lundgren Christ Community United Methodist Church 3474 Stiles Rd., Van Buren Rev. B.J. Norrix, pastor Christ Episcopal Church Main and Delhi Sts., Jordan The Very Rev. Katherine Day, Rector The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Route 48, Fulton Lonnie Drake, Bishop Community Christian Reformed Church 7823 Hicks Rd., Lysander


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Faith Baptist Church 7312 Van Buren Rd., Van Buren The First Baptist Church 22 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville

Skiers can rent ski boots and poles and take a one-hour lesson at 11:30 a.m.; pre-registration is required. Call 635-5999. Come out, join the fun and go snow tubing from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29 and Thursday Feb. 24 at Four Season Ski Center. Four Season supplies the tubes and pulls you up the hill, you just supply the fun and laughter as you slide down. The snowtubing hill is different from the skiing hill to keep you safe and having fun. Pre-K bumper bowling league Looking to get out of the house and


Word of Life Assembly of God church 12 East Oneida St., Baldwinsville Rev. Randy S. Czyz, pastor Rev. Joshua M. Czyz, Senior Associate Pastor

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Looking for something to do during winter break? Join Lysander Parks and Recreation for its winter break recreation program. Operating like the town’s summer day camp, this program is open to first through sixth graders and will be held from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. for three days (Dec. 28, 29 and 30) at Palmer Elementary. Featuring arts and crafts, music, games, sports and more, this program needs a minimum of 20 participants, otherwise it will be cancelled. Swimming lessons Swimming lessons for children 5 years and older (and over 44” tall) will be held


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provides pre-season warm ups including basic development of mechanics in various skills: throwing, fielding and hitting. Participants will learn basic skills to improve their game and success while developing a love for baseball. Beginner and advanced guitar Get your guitar out of the closet, blow off the dust and join us for guitar lessons. Beginner classes (7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays) and advanced classes (8 to 9 p.m. Mondays) will be held from Jan. 24 to March 23 at Van Buren Elementary’s music room. Lessons will cover basic chording, a variety of strums and solo pieces. Participants must bring their own guitar, as this will be a “hands-on� hour of strummin’.

Library month for library related fun. Open Writers’ Group Local writers support each other and share their progress on alternate Tuesdays each month. This month’s sessions are at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28. Facebook fancies If you’re working on improving your social networking skills, join us at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 15 to learn how to Share Your Photos on Facebook – bring your Facebook login info and some digital pictures, and we’ll help you put them up to share with family and friends. Festive stitches Bring your needlework, crochet or knitting and join others with an interest in stitchery at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 15. Jobseekers’ Lifeline At 1 p.m. Thursday Dec. 16, we invite you to a reprise of How to Hope practical ways to keep your energy and motivation in difficult circumstances. Two weeks later, at 1 p.m. Thursday Dec. 30, we’ll teach you how to discover the right keywords to Catch an Employer’s Eye. PokÊmon power You asked for it folks. This month, Onondaga Otaku revisits PokÊmon by special request at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 16. Bring your cards, your favorite critters, wear your gear and relive those thrilling days of yesteryear when all a boy needed was his faithful Pikachu and a trucker cap. As always, the ramen is on us. Bring recruits and win prizes. Gingerbread redux Kids in third through sixth grades with an adult are invited to join Meg Van Patten to build gingerbread houses to add to your holiday decorations from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Dec. 18. Please bring a bag of assorted candy to decorate your

From page 5 house. We’ll provide the gingerbread and icing. Registration is required. Letters from Santa Once again, we invite you to bring in your letter to Santa and drop it in our express mailbox. Be sure to include your return address so Santa can reply. Letters received by Dec. 20 will be answered. Books for Breakfast Get in the holiday spirit at 9 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 21 when the group will discuss “The Christmas Scrapbook,� by Philip Gulley. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. Very Wired Wednesdays Learn the basics of Excel to keep track of household expenses, collections and mailing lists at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 22. Our final session of the year takes us back to the beginning with a workshop on Windows 7 for Beginners at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29. All Wired Wednesday sessions are held in the computer lab and registration is required so sign up soon. Last minute treats How many bottles of perfume can one woman use? Cut the clutter under the tree and support library programs by purchasing nuts, chocolates, dried fruits and trail mix from our dedicated Friends group all year round. Spread a little warmth Help the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau make the season a warm one for local families in need. We are hosting their holiday warm up tree until Dec. 15 collecting hats, socks and mittens for folks in need this holiday season. Just hang donations on the tree next to the director’s office. Valerie Chism is the young adult librarian at Baldwinsville Public Library, located at 33 East Genesee St. in the village of Baldwinsville.

Culinary Club for Tweens Culinary Club for Tweens (9 to 10:30 a.m. for 9- to 12-year-olds; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 13- to 16-year-olds) will be held Saturday Jan. 15, 29 and Feb. 12 at Durgee Jr. High School in Room 148. This program is for tweens and teens interested in learning how to cook and prepare meals at home. Winter tennis lessons Taught by USTPA Certified Professional instructor from Tennis-N-Gear at Gold’s Gym, session one will be held Jan. 3 through Feb. 27. Call 635-5999 for specific age groups and times. Baldwinsville youth wrestling This five-week program, held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from

Jan. 4 to Feb. 3 at Baker High School in the wrestling room, is an excellent way to learn some of the right moves and holds that once made Baldwinsville a powerhouse in the sport. This is a contact program, held in a safe and fun environment. Please note that this is also a co-ed program and girls may have to wrestle boys. Adult basketball Adult basketball will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 4 at Durgee Jr. High School. Must be 21 to participate; all games are recreational play with teams formed from those present. This is open to adult residents from the towns of Lysander and Van Buren only and no pre-registration is required. Fee is $1.

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Village awards bid

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By Erin Wisneski

Village officials have awarded a $397,000 bid to Landmark Enterprises of Auburn to develop the Village Square project destined for the area where the old Harrington Firehouse once stood. The village received 13 bids from contractors ranging from $397,000 to $577,000. The bid covers excavation of the property, curbing and asphalt improvements, sidewalks and a central plaza. However, other details still need to be worked out. Village Engineer Tim Baker said the contractor may be better suited to do some work the department of public works originally intended to do, specifically installing catch basins for storm water drainage. He said a bulldozer is needed for the amount of earth that will have to be moved for installation, and the village doesn’t own one. Besides the drainage installation, the DPW will handle demolition, lighting for the square and the subsequent planting of trees and shrubs once construction is complete. Clerk’s office hours changed The hours of operation at the Village Clerk’s office has changed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. partially to reflect hours of operation for other village offices and to allow residents the opportunity to do village business before going to work.

Optimists’ Christmas tree fundraiser

Once again, the Baldwinsville Optimists Club will host its annual Christmas tree fundraiser sale along Downer Street. Through Dec. 19, Optimists will sell a variety of New York State grown Christmas trees from 3 to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends in the parking lot next to Rite Aid near Tri County Mall. Proceeds from the sale are given back to the community through the following programs: Halloween window painting in downtown Baldwinsville, bicycle safety programs, Baldwinsville Central School District student of the month recognition, Pack 289 sponsorship and scholarships through the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation. Support this local organization and purchase a beautiful Christmas tree.

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Share the warmth from head to toe. The Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau will benefit from a community giving tree sponsored by the Baldwinsville Educational Support Professional Association (BESPA). Through Dec. 15, hats, mittens, gloves and socks for all ages (infants to adults) can be donated at the Baldwinsville Public Library, 33 E. Genesee St. in the village.

Messenger office hours The Messenger office is at 8 Mechanic St., Baldwinsville. Regular office hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment at an alternate time, please call Editor Erin Wisneski at 450-0904 or e-mail

The Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church will host a children’s bizarre from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Dec. 11 in the church’s basement, located at 17 West Genesee St. in the village. Children (10 and younger) can “shop in secret,” browsing through items ranging in price from 25 cents to one dollar, while parents wait close by enjoying refreshments in the church coffee house. Church members donated all the items available for purchase. Gift card tree Stop into the church and pick out an ornament from the gift card tree. Each ornament has a suggested gift card request (i.e. $25 Tops card) to be purchased and donated to the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau. Ornaments can be “picked” through Sunday Dec. 12. ‘Sock out the cold’ Church members are collecting socks for all ages, which will be donated to the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau. Drop sock donations off at the church office between now and Sunday Dec. 12 (socks for teens are especially needed). Help decorate the tree and “Sock out the cold.” Live Nativity On Dec. 19, the church will host its annual live nativity for the entire community to enjoy. Featuring real life people and animals portraying the events surrounding the birth of Christ, this is a program you don’t want to miss. This listing was compiled by Editor Erin Wisneski.

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Family Ministries Pastor Jeff Hodge, left, Senior Pastor Larry Lundgren, center, and Christian Education Coordinator Janet Brooks pose with the sock donation tree featured at Baldwinsville’s United Methodist Church located at 17 West Genesee St. in the village. The congregation has many activities going on this month to help others in need.

B’ville girls perform in holiday ballet


wo Baldwinsville residents are featured in “The Adventures of Rudolph,” Central New York’s annual holiday family ballet, which will be performed at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 11 at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse. Christina Kwiek, 17, is cast as Rudolph in the performance. A senior at Baker High School, Kwiek has 14 years of dance training at the Center of Ballet & Dance Arts and five years of performing in the production of “The Adventures of Rudolph.” She previously held roles as a soldier, elf, reindeer and Rudolph in the production. Gretchen Grade, 15, is cast as a snowman and reindeer in the performance. A 10th grade student at Baker High School, she has 12 years of dance training through the Center of Ballet & Dance Arts. This is Grade’s fifth year performing in the production of “The Adventures of Rudolph.” She previously held roles as a soldier, snowman and reindeer in the production. Synopsis It is a week before

Christmas and Santa’s elves are busy making presents. The evil Witch Winter Grey kidnaps the elves so that they might make presents just for her. Only Santa’s reindeer Rudolph can penetrate the gloom around the witch’s castle with his bright nose. When he arrives at the castle, he and the elves make a plan to escape from the witch. One of the gifts the elves make for the witch is a magic mirror of truth, which will show the witch what she really is - an ugly hag. The elves and Rudolph refuse to tell her the secret of the mirror until she agrees to release them and change her evil ways. The witch agrees and is transformed into the beautiful Witch Winter White. When the elves, Rudolph and Witch Winter White return to Santa’s workshop, it is Christmas Eve. They find Santa disheartened because there is no snow and the reindeer, who move through the air by stepping on snowflakes, will not be able to fly. Witch Winter White offers her help and begins her magical dance that fills the air with snowflakes. The reindeer can fly and Christmas

Baldwinsville’s Gretchen Grade, left, and Christina Kwiek, right, as well as Bliss Wyatt of North Syracuse, will perform in Central New York’s annual holiday family ballet, “The Adventures of Rudolph.” will come after all. The show is a product of the creative team of Deborah Boughton and Vince Tunbiolo. Boughton is the Director of the Center of Ballet & Dance Arts in Syracuse. Tunbiolo wrote the original story that Boughton staged to the dynamic music of Prokofiev. Center of Ballet and Dance Arts students from all over Central New York will perform as Rudolph, the witch, elves, soldiers, harlequin dolls and more. Made possible by the

Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse & Onondaga County, the show is a Central New York holiday tradition celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year. Tickets range in price from $10 to $19. For more details or to purchase tickets, contact the Syracuse Symphony Box Office, 424-8200. Discounts of $1 per ticket are available with the purchase of four or more tickets. Free parking is available at metered spaces downtown on the day of the show.


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B’ville’s Oktoberfest donates $5,500


LEFT: Megan O’Donnell, right, president of the Greater Baldwinsville Community Benefit Fund (organizing arm of the Baldwinsville Oktoberfest) presents James Kratzer, left, superintendent of the Riverview Cemetery Association, and Sue McManus, vice president of the RCA, with a $500 donation for allowing the Oktoberfest’s inaugural race to route through Riverview Cemetery along the Seneca River. Overall, Oktiberfest raised $5,500, which was distributed to six organizations including the village. The Riverview Cemetery Association was presented with a $500 check, which was raised through Oktoberfest’s inaugural 5K foot race; the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry was presented with a $500 check raised from tip jars at the festival’s bars; $1,500 was presented to the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (the chamber generously gave its annual 50/50 raffle fundraiser to a local family in need); $1,000 was presented to the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center; $1,000 was given to the village; Photos by Erin Wisneski and $1,000 was given to the Baldwinsville CommuMegan O’Donnell, right, president of the Greater Baldwinsville Community Benefit Fund nity Scholarship Foundation. “This event is all about (organizing arm of the Baldwinsville Oktoberfest) presents Village Trustee Bruce Stebbins Baldwinsville,” Mayor Joseph Saraceni said. “It’s a with a $1,000 donation for the village’s assistance and cooperation in making this year’s great tradition we have.” Oktoberfest a success.


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is no set launch date for the program. PAC-B TV (channels 98 and 1498 on Time Warner, 30 on Verizon FiOS) features programs including high school sports, community events, municipal board meetings and more. Located at 8 Mechanic St. in the village of Baldwinsville, PAC-B TV is a volunteer-run station.

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and Ellis’ positions will not be filled. As a result, the police department’s communications office will only be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., where it was previously open from 8 a.m. to midnight. Police officers will still be available 24 hours a day and a 911 button is available for emergencies outside the police department. At the Dec. 2 village


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Conventional wisdom holds that kneereplacement surgery removes a significant barrier to exercising regularly, but recent research undermines this notion. A study of 106 knee-replacement patients shows that, two years after their procedures, two-thirds of the group had put on an average 12 pounds. (The remaining third lost an average of four pounds.) Moreover, the knee-replacement patients who gained weight also displayed weakened quadriceps (thigh) muscles. Increased body weight and weakened quadriceps muscles place added stress on both newly replaced and non-operated knees. To avoid the likelihood of having the other knee replaced, knee-replacement patients are strongly urged to follow their rehabilitation and exercise programs. Being sedentary and overweight

also raises the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. Knee replacement surgery is very successful, but the success of the procedure is partly due to the rehabilitation period that follows the surgery. Rehabilitation after knee replacement begins immediately. The emphasis in the early stages of rehab is to maintain motion of the knee replacement and to ensure that the patient can walk safely. If you or a family member needs physical therapy, please call our clinic at 315-476-3176 to schedule an appointment. We are proud to offer highly trained and experienced professionals to serve you. Our office is located at 207 Pine in Syracuse. Happy Holidays! P.S. If knee-replacement patients experience discomfort while exercising, they can try swimming, water aerobics, or upper-body exercises to get needed aerobic exercise.

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Man arrested on bench warrant On Dec. 1, Officer P.J. Holtman arrested Brian D. Vermette, 22, of 1394 Church Road, Baldwinsville on a bench warrant for petit larceny. The charge stems from an incident that took place in 2009 and the warrant was issued after Vermette had failed to appear in court. He was arraigned before Baldwinsville Justice E. Huling and released on his own recognizance to re-appear at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in village court. Man faces larceny charge At 7:20 p.m. Nov. 30, Officers R.A. Thibault and P.J. Holtman arrested Timothy J. Frear, 21, of 561 Village Blvd. N., Baldwinsville and charged him with petit

larceny. The arrest was the result of an investigation in which it is alleged that Frear stole two T-shirts from the Kinney Drug Store Nov. 13. Frear was processed and released on his own recognizance to appear at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in village court. Man charged with harassment At 3:55 p.m. Nov. 18, Officer P.J. Holtman served a criminal summons to Justin W Jones, 28, of 9064 Tyler Road, Bridgeport charging him with second-degree harassment. The charge stems from an incident that occurred at the Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ville Diner in October where it is alleged that Jones harassed a fellow patron of the diner. Jones was served

and is scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in village court.

Two face DWI charges At 9:52 p.m. Nov. 30, Officers R.A. Thibault, P.J. Holtman and C.M. Coakley responded to the 700 building on Landrush Way regarding a property damage accident involving a vehicle that had been driven into the building. Upon their arrival, the officers located the driver of the vehicle, who had left the scene and identified him as Peter A. Hoffman, 24, of 210 Bump Drive, Syracuse. Alcohol involvement was detected and field sobriety tests were administered and Hoffman was subsequently arrested and charged with

DWI, DWI above .08 percent blood alcohol content, unsafe speed, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as during the search of Hoffman after his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a small amount of Soboxone, a controlled substance. Hoffman was processed and released on his own recognizance to appear at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 in village court. At 2:06 a.m. Nov. 21, Officer C. A. Allen observed a vehicle traveling on Oswego Street travel across the center line of the roadway into the oncoming lane of travel. The vehicle was stopped and the driver


was identified as Leslie T. Sparks Jr., 41, of 57 Salina St., Baldwinsville. Alcohol involvement was detected and field sobriety tests were conducted and Sparks was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, DWI above .08 percent blood alcohol content and failure to keep right. Following the booking process, Sparks was released ROR and scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in village court. Woman charged with criminal mischief At 8:44 a.m. Nov. 14, Officer J.S. Cerankowski arrested Sammantha M. Gibson, 22, of 204 Baker Blvd., Syracuse and charged her with third degree criminal mischief. It is alleged that at 3 a.m. Oct. 17, while at 54 Salina St., Baldwinsville, Gibson caused $515.82 in damages to a vehicle when she struck the windshield with a golf club. Gibson was processed and released on her own recognizance to appear at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in village court.

Driving with suspended licenses charged At 9:03 p.m. Nov. 13, Officer J.A. Zeppetello stopped a vehicle on Salina Street for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Timothy J. Witherbee Jr., 21, of 6903 Peck Road, Syracuse. DMV checks showed that Witherbeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license had been suspended numerous times and he was placed under arrest for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. The booking process was completed at the scene and he

was released on his own recognizance to appear at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 in village court. At 8:54 p.m. Nov. 12 , Officer J.A. Zeppetello stopped a vehicle that had been speeding on Oswego Street and the driver was identified as Timothy M. Tryniski, 20, of 1964 Penfold Way, Baldwinsville. DMV checks showed that his license had been suspended for failing to answer a summons and he was arrested and charged with speeding and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was processed and released on his own recognizance to appear at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 in village court. Criminal mischief and graffiti charges On Dec. 18, Officer J.S. Cerankowski received a report from a Canterbury Road resident that their vehicles, residence, camper and landscaping had been spray-painted and damaged. The total cost of the damages was determined to be more than $2,000. Following a lengthy investigation by Officer Cerankowski, three individuals were arrested Nov. 11 and 12 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief (felony) and making graffiti. Charged were: Rylan Spencer, 16, of 3221 Perryville Road, Baldwinsville; Gavin Crippen, 17, of 52 Carousel Lane, Baldwinsville; and Nicholas Fiorini, 17, of 4 Angelica Court, Baldwinsville. All were arraigned and released on their own recognizance to appear in village court at a later date.


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Last chance for tax credit Federal program expires Dec. 31; energy savings won’t Procrastinators, beware. The federal energy tax credit that allows homeowners to qualify for up to $1,500 in tax credit savings when replacing old windows expires on Dec. 31, 2010. However, the day-to-day savings you get from replacing older windows will last for years to come. “Adding energy-efficient replacement windows to a home immediately helps lower everyday energy bills and increases a home’s long-term value and comfort,” saID Tom Kraeutler, host of the national home improvement radio show, “The Money Pit.” “There simply is no better time to take advantage of the government’s incentives to replace your worn-out windows.” Kraeutler notes that fast-acting homeowners can also receive up to $150 toward preparation of their 2010 personal income tax return with H&R Block when they purchase 12 or more qualifying energy-efficient Simonton windows before the end of 2010. “Homeowners can reduce their energy bills, qualify for up to $1,500 in federal energy tax credit with the company’s Energy Tax Credit (ETC) glass packages and get up to $150 toward tax preparation fees when making the decision to invest now in qualifying replacement windows,” said Kraeutler. “Those are three really good reasons to get this project done now.” When to replace windows A former professional contractor, Kraeutler offers weekly advice to homeowners nationwide on home improvement projects. Deciding when to replace windows is a key topic covered on his show. “Products in the home have a distinct lifespan,” said Kraeutler. “After 10 years, windows should be monitored yearly to ensure their performance is holding up. “When a window stops operating correctly, then it’s time to invest in new windows. Vinyl windows and doors specified with a LoE glass package are a viable ‘green’ option offering several distinct advantages.








In general, if the refrigerator or freezer loses power for two hours or less, then the food inside will be safe to consume. However, it still helps to keep the keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. When the power is out for longer than two hours, different rules apply. If the freezer is half full, food will be safe to consume for 24 hours. If the freezer is full, then the food will be safe for 48 hours. Items in the refrigerator should be stored in a cooler surrounded by ice. Milk, additional dairy products, meat, fish, gravy, and anything that can spoil should all be packed in a cooler of ice if the power is out for more than Please see Lights out, next page

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Seneca Federal is not an average mortgage originator in part, to decide where to price our mortgage rates,” said Tammy Purcell, VP–lending. “We also respond quickly to pre-qualification requests and pride ourselves as local underwriters with timely commitments.” Seneca Federal has never used credit scores as a basis for loan approval but rather base loan commitment on actual consumer credit history. This ‘traditional’ and time-tested practice has worked well for the Association, which has a foreclosure rate near zero percent. “A low foreclosure rate sometimes leads people to ask me if we are risky enough with such a low default rate,” said the president, adding that the low default rate has more to do with the rapport they have made with their customers during the underwriting process and less to do with not taking risk. “Our loans are often tailor-made to our customer’s specific needs and we build a rapport with them from the beginning, indicating that we are on the ‘same side’. We are very thankful when a customer is willing to approach us when they are having difficulty and

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Water The water supply might also be affected during a power outage. It’s always a good idea to keep bottled water on hand in the event of a power outage to avoid consuming any contaminated water, which might be a byproduct of water purification systems not fully functioning because of the power outage. Avoid using potentially contaminated water when doing the dishes, brushing your teeth or preparing food. For parents of young children, it helps to have formula on hand that does not require the addition of water. If tap water must be used, bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute. That’s enough time to kill most organisms, including harmful bacteria and parasites. Hypothermia prevention While most regions are quick to

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before the loan is in default and we are able to work with finding a solution to get them through a rough time such as a job loss,” added Purcell. At Seneca Federal you always have the ability to speak directly with experienced loan underwriters who assist you in your mortgage loan application process from start to finish, including servicing throughout the loan. The lending team is carrying on with the philosophy of individualized lending that community banks thrive on. “We are imbedded in our communities and want to offer competitive mortgage, consumer and commercial loan rates for the benefit of our customers,” said Purcell. “We aren’t a ‘cookie cutter’ secondary mortgage market lender. We understand the needs of our communities and want to provide a competitive product.” The mortgage servicing is always retained by us so our customers are assured they will work with us for the life of the loan. One example of a loan that is often tailor-made to a customer’s needs is the construction to permanent financing mortgage loan with one loan closing and a rate that is determined at commitment, before the construction phase. This loan is popular since the rate can’t change when it ‘converts’ to permanent financing later and closing costs are only paid once, upon commitment. The risk of a higher rate later after the house is constructed is removed. Another such tailor-made

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Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville students to perform at NYS All-States By Kelly Cary, BCSD Sixteen students f rom B a ke r Hi g h School have been selected to perform in the NYSSMA Senior High School Area-All State Music Festival, to be held Feb. 5 and 6 at Ithaca College. They are: Kaitlyn Allen, clarinet; Ben Bardenett, trombone; Jeremy Bossert, tuba; Zach Brown, cello; Daniel Bulger, trumpet; Matthew Calnan, violin; Elise Conklin, trumpet; McKenna Curtis, violin; David Felty, violin; Julianna Grabowski, violin; Kiara Osolinsky, violin; Taylor Pelkie, violin; Tyler Pelkie, violin; Daniel Putnam, percussion; Ryan Sparkes, clarinet; and Megan Throne, violin.

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Michael J. Kulczyk, 59 Avid fisherman, Nascar race, Buffalo Bills, SU fan

Michael J. Kulczyk, 59, of Baldwinsville, passed away Sunday Nov. 21, 2010, at University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Auburn on Saturday Jan. 20, 1951, he was the son of Stephen Edward Kulczyk and Jenny Antoinette Pietrosimone Kulczyk. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area. Michael was general manager with Harrison Bakery where he worked for over 25 years. He was also a former bartender at Weber’s Restaurant. An avid fisherman and Nascar race fan, he was also an avid Buffalo Bills and S.U. sports fan. Michael was a former coach of the Seneca River North Little League, past president of the Baldwinsville High School Football Club and member of the

Michael J. Kulczyk Baldwinsville High School Baseball Booster Club. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Jenny, on Nov, 7, 2007, and father, Stephen on April 30, 2008. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Claire Greenough; daughter, Nicole Kulczyk and son, Jason Kulczyk, both of Baldwinsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, JoAnn

and Paul Warren of Baldwinsville and Susan and Thomas Martin of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 26 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services were at 8:30 a.m. Saturday Nov, 27 at the funeral home and at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church where Rev. Gregory LeStrange celebrated a funeral mass. Michael was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northern Onondaga Volunteer Ambulance (N.O.V.A.), 4425 Buckley Rd., Liverpool, NY 13090 or to Upstate Cancer Research Institute, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please view the Kulczyk Video Tribute and share condolences at

Jack C. Jordan, 55 Car enthusiast, enjoyed camping

Jack C. Jordan, 55, of Cortland, passed away Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010, at Cortland Hospital. He was born in Syracuse and attended Baldwinsville Schools. He was an avid camper and car enthusiast and adored his three cats very much. Jack was predeceased by his brother John, his father Hubert and his stepfather Robert Fay. Survivors: his mother,

Jack C. Jordan Lydia B. Fay of Baldwinsville; sisters Linda Miller of

David W. Smith. 91 Former president of the Syracuse Men’s Garden Club

David W. Smith, 91, of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday Nov. 15, 2010. He was born in Syracuse on Sunday Jan. 26, 1919, the son of Ethel Lydia Hall Smith and Walter Lewis Smith. He attended Edward Smith and Nottingham Schools. David graduated from Northfield-Mount Hermon Prep School in 1938 and Syracuse University in 1942. He was a partner with his brother Hurlbut in Smith Brothers Business Equipment. A member of the Syracuse Men’s Garden Club, David served as president in 1964 and was recipient of the Master Gardener’s Award in 1965. He was a volunteer for the Old Newsboys Toy Fund for many years, donating his time to raise funds for toys for children who might otherwise

David W. Smith not have any. He was an active member of Fairmount Community Church. During World War II, because of his religious beliefs, David was granted Conscientious Objector status and was assigned to “Work of National Importance” under the control of the American Friends Service Committee. For this assignment, he served three years as an orderly at the Connecticut State Mental Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Surviving are his wife


Baldwinsville, Cheryl Mack of Lima, OH and Michele (Ken) Palocy of Baldwinsville; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours: 2-4 Monday, November 29, 2010 at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St. Baldwinsville. Burial will be private. Services are at 4pm Monday following the calling hours. In lieu of flowers: American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

of 64 years, Carolyn D. Smith; their two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley and George Spoering of Simsbury, Connecticut and Tracy and Richard Spaeth of Aiken, South Carolina; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 18 at Fairmount Community Church United Church of Christ with Rev. Gary E. Ferner and Becky West, Licensed Minister, officiating. David was laid to rest in Grahamsville Rural Cemetery, Grahamsville, New York. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory may be made to Fairmount Community Church United Church of Christ, 4801 West Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome. com.

Midnight to 9 a.m. B’ville Bulletin Board Baldwinsville PAC-B, the Public Access channel at cable channel 98, now has a digital sister channel and Verizon channel. The locally produced programs seen on PAC-B for the past decade can now also be seen on Time Warner Digital Channel 1498 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30. In addition, newly installed digital equipment at PAC-B’s new facilities at 8 Mechanic St. is providing improved signal quality to Channel 98 viewers. Saturday Dec. 4 9 a.m. Baker Boys’ AA Soccer Final vs. Fay./Manl. at L’pool (11/8) 10:20 a.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Class AA Regional vs. Saratoga Sprs. at L’pool (11/13) 11:32 a.m. Baker High Marching Band at the Gator Bowl (12/31/06) Noon Baldwinsville Village Board Meeting (12/2) then Albany Reports: Capitol Notebook then A Tree Moves In B’ville (8/17/10) 3 p.m. Growing Up on the South Side of B’ville (2006) 3:40 p.m. No Excuse Singers at Plainville Christian Church (11/13) 5 p.m. Community Wesleyan Church 6 p.m. Baker Boys’ AA Soccer Final vs. Fay./Manl. at L’pool (11/8) 7:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Class AA Regional vs. Saratoga Sprs. at L’pool (11/13) 8:32 p.m. Baker High Marching Band at the Gator Bowl (12/31/06) 9 p.m. Baldwinsville Village Board Meeting (12/2) then Albany Reports: Capitol Notebook then A Tree Moves In B’ville (8/17/10) Sunday Dec. 5 9 a.m. Baldwinsville Village Board Meeting (12/2) then Albany Reports: Capitol Notebook then A Tree Moves In B’ville (8/17/10) Noon Growing Up on the South Side of B’ville (2006) 12:40 p.m. No Excuse Singers at Plainville Christian Church (11/13) 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Service 3 p.m. Word Of Life 4 p.m. Words To Live By 5 p.m. Community Wesleyan Church 6 p.m. Baldwinsville Village Board Meeting (12/2) then Albany Reports: Capitol Notebook

then A Tree Moves In B’ville (8/17/10) 9 p.m. Baker Boys’ AA Soccer Final vs. Fay./Manl. at L’pool (11/8) 10:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Class AA Regional vs. Saratoga Sprs. at L’pool (11/13) 11:35 p.m. Baker High Marching Band at the Gator Bowl (12/31/06) Monday Dec. 6 9 a.m. Growing Up on the South Side of B’ville (2006) 9:40 a.m. No Excuse Singers at Plainville Christian Church (11/13) 11 a.m. Remembering B’ville: Stu Hosler (5/21/06) Noon Baker Boys’ AA Soccer Final vs. Fay./Manl. at L’pool (11/8) 1:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Class AA Regional vs. Saratoga Sprs. at L’pool (11/13) 2:35 p.m. Baker High Marching Band at the Gator Bowl (12/31/06) 3 p.m. Baldwinsville Village Board Meeting (12/2) then Albany Reports: Capitol Notebook then A Tree Moves In B’ville (8/17/10) 6 p.m. Baker Boys’ AA Soccer Final vs. Fay./Manl. at L’pool (11/8) 7:20 p.m. Baker Boys’ Soccer Class AA Regional vs. Saratoga Sprs. at L’pool (11/13) 8:35 p.m. Baker High Marching Band at the Gator Bowl (12/31/06) 9 p.m. Growing Up on the South Side of B’ville (2006) 9:40 p.m. No Excuse Singers at Plainville Christian Church (11/13) 11 p.m. Remembering B’ville: Stu Hosler (5/21/06) Tuesday Dec. 7 9 a.m. Baker Football vs. Corcoran Playoff at Liverpool (10/22) 10:36 a.m. Company “B” at Barnes and Noble (11/28) 11:15 a.m. Army Newswatch Noon Community Band Xmas Concert at Canton Woods (12/1) 1 p.m. B’ville Pearl Harbor Survivor Larry Parry, WW II Vet (2002) 1:30 p.m. Baker History Class on WW II and Korean War (2001) 3 p.m. Durgee/Baker Band Concert at Baker High (11/10/10) 3:50 p.m. Kids Science News Net: Case of Mysterious Materials

4:50 p.m. Silk and Satin Cabaret at Baker High (4/09) 6 p.m. Andy Derby Barge Canal Talk at McHarrie’s Legacy (11/11/10) 7:10 p.m. Friends Of The Library: Tiffany Treasures of Willard Chapel (2005) 7:45 p.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show and Races (2/7/09) 8:15 p.m. Cliff Toole and His Art (1/16/08) 9 p.m. The Loomis Gang: Beauchamp Historical Club (9/9/08) 10 p.m. Celtic Celidh: Butler Sheehan Irish Dancers at the Library (3/16/08) 10:30 p.m. Joe Virkler, Murder on Canton St.: Beauchamp Hist. Soc. (11/09) 11:15 p.m. Fall Scenes in B’ville (part 1) (2001) Wednesday Dec. 8 9 a.m. Andy Derby Barge Canal Talk at McHarrie’s Legacy (11/11/10) 10:10 a.m. Friends Of The Library: Tiffany Treasures of Willard Chapel (2005) 10:45 a.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show and Races (2/7/09) 11:15 a.m. BPL Art Show: Jo Cullen (2005) Noon The Loomis Gang: Beauchamp Historical Club (9/9/08) 1 p.m. Celtic Celidh: Butler Sheehan Irish Dancers at the Library (3/16/08) 1:30 p.m. Joe Virkler, Murder on Canton St.: Beauchamp Hist. Soc. (11/09) 2:15 p.m. Fall Scenes in B’ville (part 1) (2001) 3 p.m. Baker Football vs. Corcoran Playoff at Liverpool (10/22) 4:36 p.m. Company “B” at Barnes and Noble (11/28) 5:15 p.m. Army Newswatch 6 p.m. Community Band Xmas Concert at Canton Woods (12/1) 7 p.m. B’ville Pearl Harbor Survivor Larry Parry, WW II Vet (2002) 7:30 p.m. Baker History Class on WW II and Korean War (2001) 9 p.m. Durgee/Baker Band Concert at Baker High (11/10/10) 9:50 p.m. Kids Science News Net: Case of Mysterious Materials 10:50 p.m. Silk and Satin Cabaret at Baker High (4/09) See PAC-B, page 20



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Canton Woods Senior Center

Chili luncheon next Wednesday Thursday Dec. 9 8 a.m. Tai Chi, pool lessons 9:15 a.m. AOA exercise 10:30 a.m. Arm chair aerobics 10:30 a.m. Parkinson’s group 1 p.m. Pinochle tourney Friday Dec. 10 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening 11:15 a.m. Speaker: American Progressive Insurance Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. 8-ball tourney, games Monday Dec. 13 10 a.m. Mah Jong and dominoes Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. Pitch tourney Tuesday Dec. 14 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 11:30 a.m. Chili luncheon Noon AARP driving 12:15 p.m. Duplicate Bridge 1 p.m. Scrabble 5:15 p.m.Yoga Wednesday Dec. 15 9:30 a.m. Bowling 10 a.m. MahJong and dominoes Noon PEACE lunch

LLC, 3 W. Genesee St., LEGAL NOTICE Baldwinsville, NY 13027. OUR PROPERTIES General Purposes. LLC, a domestic Limited BM-51 Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of LEGAL NOTICE NY on 8/27/10. NY Office Notice of Formation of location: Onondaga County. INHOUSE GRAPHICS LLC SSNY is designated as agent filed with Secy. of State of upon whom process against N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/10. the LLC may be served. Office location: Onondaga SSNY shall mail a copy of County; principal business any process against the LLC location: 8417 Oswego served upon him/her to The Road, Baldwinsville, NY;

12:30 p.m. Party bridge 1 p.m. Line dancing, games, Black Jack Thursday Dec. 16 8 a.m. Tai Chi, pool lessons 9:15 a.m. AOA exercise 10:30 a.m. Arm chair aerobics Noon AARP driving 1 p.m. Pinochle Friday Dec. 17 9:30 a.m. 9-ball competition tourney 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening 11:30 a.m. Speaker: National Grid Noon PEACE lunch 1 p.m. 9-ball regular tourney, games 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 CantonWoods. 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.

Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/15/10. Office location: Onondaga County. Principal business addr.: 510 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: P.O. Box 111, Baldwinsville, NY NOTICE OF 13027. Purpose: any lawful FORMATION Notice of Formation of activity. BM-2 Holiday Commons LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 8417 Oswego Road, Baldwinsville, NY, 13027. Purpose: any lawful activity. BM-1

VAN BUREN website The Town is changing it's website beginning January 1st and will no longer have the automatic email listings for Town Board, Planning and Zoning Boards and public notices. If you wish to continue to receive these emails containing the minutes and notices, please email the town clerk with the following information and you will be added to an email list and should see not a disruption. Email me at Please specify what lists you want to be added to: Town Board Minutes Planning Board Minutes Zoning Board Minutes Public Notices Lynn Precourt Town Clerk/Receiver of Taxes

VAN BUREN tax reminder Town of Van Buren 2011 County/Town Tax bills will be mailed to homewoners on December 27, 2010. If you would like your bill mailed to a different address than listed on your tax bill, please contact the office via phone 315-635-3010 or email at If you would like to pay your bill before the end of the year, please contact us and let us know so we can pull your bill and hold it for you. Please contact the office before December 24th (we are closed that day for the Christmas Holiday). Lynn Precourt Town Clerk/Receiver of Taxes

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Jenna’s mentors

(From left) Nicole Sullivan, Courtney Jarrard, Casey Devlin and Elizabeth Ventura give a presentation on rumors in a seventhgrade health class at Ray Middle School. The students are members of Baker High School’s Mentors for Jenna. They visited the middle school at the beginning of November to talk to the younger students about bullying, peer pressure, rumors and other social issues teens are confronted with as they grow into young adults. This year, there are 60 mentors in the program, which also acts as the high school’s transition team that guides sophomores through their orientation at the beginning of the school year. This is the third year that the mentors have given their presentation at the middle school.

Beaver Lake Nature Center

Wreath making workshop

Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer a natural wreath making workshop at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Participants will fashion their own wreath from a simple household coat hanger and evergreen boughs. The final product will be a treasure to take home or an impressive handmade gift. The price of this program is $15 per person and advance registration is required. Holiday pancake breakfast Kick off the season with a holiday pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Dec. 11 at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Enjoy a scrumptious meal of pancakes, sausage and beverage. Breakfast is $2.50, $3.50 or $4.50 depending on the appetite. Visitors looking to work off the filling meal are invited to enjoy the peace and quiet of the nature center’s trails. The morning will include a visit from Santa, a bake and craft sale and woodcarving demonstrations. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

PAC-B Thursday Dec. 9 9 a.m. Durgee/Baker Band Concert at Baker High (11/10/10) 9:50 a.m. Kids Science News Net: Case of Mysterious Materials 10:50 a.m. Silk and Satin Cabaret at Baker High (4/09) Noon Andy Derby Barge Canal Talk at McHarrie’s Legacy (11/11/10) 1:10 p.m. Friends Of The Library: Tiffany Treasures of Willard Chapel (2005) 1:45 p.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show and Races (2/7/09) 2:15 p.m. BPL Art Show: Jo Cullen (2005) 3 p.m. The Loomis Gang: Beauchamp Historical Club (9/9/08) 4 p.m. Celtic Celidh: Butler Sheehan Irish Dancers at the Library (3/16/08) 4:30 p.m. Joe Virkler, Murder on Canton St.: Beauchamp Hist. Soc. (11/09) 5:15 p.m. Fall Scenes in B’ville (part 1) (2001) 6 p.m. Baker Football

From page 19 vs. Corcoran Playoff at Liverpool (10/22) 7:36 p.m. Company “B” at Barnes and Noble (11/28) 8:15 p.m. Army Newswatch 9 p.m. Community Band Xmas Concert at Canton Woods (12/1) 10 p.m. B’ville Pearl Harbor Survivor Larry Parry, WW II Vet (2002) 10:30 p.m. Baker History Class on WW II and Korean War (2001) Friday Dec. 10 9 a.m. Community Band Xmas Concert at Canton Woods (12/1) 10 a.m. B’ville Pearl Harbor Survivor Larry Parry, WW II Vet (2002) 10:30 a.m. Baker History Class on WW II and Korean War (2001) 12 noon Durgee/Baker Band Concert at Baker High (11/10/10) 12:50 p.m. Kids Science News Net: Case of Mysterious Materials 1:50 p.m. Silk and Satin

Cabaret at Baker High (4/09) 3 p.m. Andy Derby Barge Canal Talk at McHarrie’s Legacy (11/11/10) 4:10 p.m. Friends Of The Library: Tiffany Treasures of Willard Chapel (2005) 4:45 p.m. Vintage Snowmobile Show and Races (2/7/09) 5:15 p.m. BPL Art Show: Jo Cullen (2005) 6 p.m. The Loomis Gang: Beauchamp Historical Club (9/9/08) 7 p.m. Celtic Celidh: Butler Sheehan Irish Dancers at the Library (3/16/08) 7:30 p.m. Joe Virkler, Murder on Canton St.: Beauchamp Hist. Soc. (11/09) 8:15 p.m. Fall Scenes in B’ville (part 1) (2001) 9 p.m. Baker Football vs. Corcoran Playoff at Liverpool (10/22) 10:36 p.m. Company “B” at Barnes and Noble (11/28) 11:15 p.m. Army Newswatch


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Charitable Giving


Ray supports Boeheim Foundation

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Ray food collection Kelly Cary, BCSD

Sorting food items collected at Ray Middle School are (clockwise, from center) Alex Henwood, Patrick Jennejahn, Kayleigh Sattler, Ryan Gell, Jordan Fragale, Emily Pascale, Emily Monahan and Braland Hadley. The school collected over 3,000 items to donate to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry for Thanksgiving.

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Baldwinsville Christian Academy students (from left) Katie A., Celina C. (homeschooler), Emmie C., Hanna C., Virginia R., Mirijam C., Victoria R. and Adianna C. pose outside Cracker Box Palace where they spent the day volunteering. Cracker Box Palace is located in Alton - Wayne County’s large animal shelter and haven at historic Alasa Farms. Their no-kill farm animal shelter invited community service groups to help with projects. They are funded by donations, memberships, sponsorships and grants. For more information about the farm you can visit them online at Baldwinsville Christian Academy is located at 7312 Van Buren Road in Baldwinsville. Call 638-1069 for more information or visit

Elden food collection Kelly Cary, BCSD

Elden Elementary kicked-off the season of sharing and caring with a food collection for the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center. Shown here with just a few of the hundreds of food items students collected are (from left) Tapaingga Bird, Claudia Barletta, Paige Bird and Aalyha Roehm. Tops and Wegmans donated gift cards to the school’s collection as well.

By Kelly Cary, BCSD Syracuse University basketball player Kris Joseph and Coach Rob Murphy kicked off Ray Middle School’s fundraiser for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation with a visit to the school on Dec. 2. Syracuse University sophomore Jake Ober, who teamed up with former SU player Arinze Onuaku to record the basketball team’s 2010 theme song, “Unfinished Business,” accompanied Joseph and Murphy. He performed the song with Ray student Sam Bull to thunderous applause from Ray’s student body. Ray’s student council will be selling Unfinished Business T-shirts and wristbands for two weeks to raise money for the foundation. Last year, Ray Middle School raised more than $2,000 with a Shut it Down T-shirt sale.

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Lunch for seniors


Plainville United Church of Christ offers hot, nutritious lunch to seniors at noon every Wednesday for a donation of $2.50 in the community hall at 754 W. Genesee Road in Plainville, reservations required. Call 635-7438 by Tuesday evenings.

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Victor Jenkins, president of the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education, congratulates Ryan Sparkes and Kristen Gell for earning perfect scores on the English Regents.

B’ville BOE honors students By Kelly Cary, BCSD The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education honored 25 students at its Sept. 20 meeting. The students received perfect scores on Regents exams this past June. These students are: Chemistry Sean Honsinger Nathan James Jacob Minardi

English Karam Anthony Kristen Gell Ryan Sparkes Kevin Thompson Shaun Thompson German Elise Conklin Kevin Corp Christopher Johns Adam Lauko Michael Muldoon Michael Murtagh James Reid Michael Speach Sharon Wolff

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