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Community Boards meet tonight The Cicero and Salina town boards will both meet Wednesday Nov. 17 at their respective town halls for the purpose of passing the town budgets for 2011. Cicero Town Board will meet at 5 p.m.; Salina Town Board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m.

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A day of remembrance Liverpool American Legion celebrates Veterans Day By Miranda L. Pennock

By Miranda L. Pennock and Russ Tarby Miranda L. Pennock photos

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ed Whitney, above, who served from 1950-70, visits with other veterans at Post 188 on Veterans Day. Left, Retired Army Master Sgt. Shawn Singleton and his son, Nathaniel, 5, enjoyed an afternoon at Post 188 American Legion in Liverpool. They were just two of several members of the local community to join together in celebrating Veterans Day at an open house provided by Unit 188 American Legion Auxiliary.

Goodbye, William Beach

Parks department hit hard in Cicero budget cuts The Cicero Town Board requested cuts — deep cuts — going into the 2011 budget process. Some cuts are so deep, departments are feeling the hits hard, particularly in the Parks and Recreation Department where the hardest hit to take was the decision to suspend the Learn to Swim Program and the closure of William Beach on Oneida Lake for 2011.

According to Jody Rogers, the town’s director of youth bureau, parks and recreation, when preparing her budget and looking at different operations, if the actual function could not sustain itself it was an area she looked at. “We don’t have a revenue source at beach facilities,” Rogers said, adding there really weren’t any other areas in the department’s budget to cut that much. William Park has its own specific budget because

Griffo charged with larceny Bookkeeper has ties with Liverpool Chamber, Elks

There’s a sense of camaraderie. They sit, visit and reminisce. Stories are told, memories are recapped and friendships are rekindled. This is what Veterans Day is about for many of the United States’ military personnel, past and present. “Even at 80 and 90, they’re still talking about what ship they were on,” said Unit 188 American Legion Auxiliary President Alice Bigelow during the Liverpool Post’s annual open house on Thursday, an event she initiated more than 10 years ago. Post 188 American Legion Commander Ken Palmer, retired Army sergeant first class, said the open house was started “to show appreciation to our veterans and to our current military personnel. A lot of our veterans that show up today can’t make the meetings.” Many members of the Post are elderly and have trouble getting around, but they make a point of Please see Veterans, page 9

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of the beach and costs associated with it. The park budget is generally between $40,000 and $45,000, a majority of which is the beach operation and includes the cost of hiring and training lifeguards. Rogers said her budget for William Park went from $40,820 to a staggering $10,720 once the decision to close the swimming area was made. “I was asked to give back $100,000 total,” Rogers said.

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In an attempt to reach that amount, there have been several contractual reductions in all areas of the Parks and Recreation Department. However, Rogers said she was not able to get to that number, but was able to return to the town approximately $78,000 through the cuts she did make. “It’s not something that the board took lightly. I don’t agree with the cut, but I understand,” Rogers said. Please see Parks, page 7

Onondaga County Sheriff ’s detectives have charged a Clay woman with grand larceny. B e verle y J. Griffo, 41, of 147 Crystal Drive, was charged Monday Nov. 8 with third-degree B. Griffo grand larceny, a class D felony, and first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony. Griffo, a bookkeeper employed by Jake Hafner’s Restaurant and Tavern, located at 5224 West Taft Road, is accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from various bank accounts she was responsible for managing, police said. Detectives assigned to the Sheriff ’s Criminal Investigation Division began the investigation in October when restaurant owners discovered a discrepancy in one of the company’s accounts. Detectives allege that Griffo, the restaurant’s bookkeeper for two years, Please see Griffo, page 3

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The North Syracuse Art Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 17 at the VFW Hall, 105 Maxwell Ave., North Syracuse. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, e-mail Peg Hewitt at

Bridgeport United Methodist Church will host a ham dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday Nov. 20 at the church, corner of Route 31 and North Road in Bridgeport. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 11, under 5 are free (eat in only). Take outs available.

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SU Professor Sara French will present a talk about “Native Americans in Upstate New York: Howlett Hill and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18 at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St. in Liverpool.

Nov. 19

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Liverpool resident Beverly Ann Wernet will be signing copies of her book, “I Open Myself to You, Oh Lord!” from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 19 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 20 at Cokesbury Book Store, 2620 Erie Blvd. East in Syracuse.

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Artist reception

There will be an artist reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Liverpool Public Library for Suzanne Masters, whose exhibit, “Dream Space,” has been on display at the library throughout November.

Immaculate Heart of Mary craft fair

The Immaculate Heart of Mary craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 20 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave. in Liverpool. Interested crafters can call Diane at 579-8054. There is no admission and proceeds benefit the IHM youth groups pilgrimage to Spain.

Breakfast with Santa

Children are invited to welcome Santa Claus at

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving dinner

A free traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be held at noon Thursday Nov. 25 at King of Kings Church, 8278 Oswego Road, Route 57, in Liverpool. Seating is limited, so call the church office at 622-2077 to make reservations. No deliveries.

Nov. 26

Bowling benefit

A Mattydale Little League Bowling Benefit will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday Nov. 26 at AMF Strike-n-Spare Lanes, 1777 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Registration from 9 to 9:30 a.m.; bowling from 9:30 to noon. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under (unlimited bowling and shoe rental). Questions? E-mail Maggie McRobbie at or

Mike Scarella at bajiil@yahoo. com.

Nov. 30

Blood drive

Trinity United Methodist Church’s last American Red Cross Blood drive for 2010 will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 30 at the church located on Morgan Road in Clay. To reserve a time to donate, call Ann Reed at 4576360. Walk-ins welcome.

Dec. 12

Holiday open house

The Oneida Lake Artisans and Brick House Café will host a holiday open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 12 at the café, 9540 Main St. in Brewerton.


IDMR to host lectures

The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research- Syracuse branch will host a free public lectures on ‘Proof the Bible is True’ at the Salina Civic Center, 2826 LeMoyne Ave. in Mattydale. Lectures will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays in November. Call 699-5422 or visit idmr. net for more information.

Marching for babies Family and friends of the Harris family, of Cicero, walked as “Team Mar-Dar” during the March of Dimes March for Babies on Sunday Oct. 24 at Onondaga Lake Park. The team walked in memory of Mark, Jr. and Darryn Harris. The team was led by mom and dad, Jennifer and Mark Harris, Sr. (center), and their brother, Joshua, who was born seven weeks premature and has Spina Bifida. The sign on his stroller read: “I am a miracle! My brothers are my guardian angels — Mark Jr. and Darryn.” Between 500 and 600 people attended the walk, which was expected to raise approximately $110,000, said Andy Carolin, board chair of the Central New York division of the March of Dimes. Last year, the March for Babies raised $106,000, which was spent locally on research.

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In brief

Jazz Vespers Sunday in Bayberry

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, the United Church of Christ in Bayberry hosts a free jazz concert and vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 21 in its sanctuary at 215 Blackberry Road in the town of Clay. The event will feature Sammy Award-winning vocalist Ronnie Leigh backed by pianist Barry Blumenthal leading a quartet drawn from the ranks of the CNY Jazz Orchestra. The concert theme is “Grace and Gratitude,” and music will range from standards to hymns all arranged in the jazz style. The tunes will be interspersed with meditative readings by the Rev. Mark Lawson -- By Russ Tarby

Art guild member work to be displayed

The Oneida Lake Artisans and Brick House Café will host a holiday open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 12 at the café, 9540 Main St. in Brewerton. North Syracuse Art Guild members that will have paintings on display will be Jeanne Dupre, Donna Egan, Mary Haven, Peg Hewitt, Joan Stier, Joan Mason-Timmons and Louise Woodard. The event will include the famous refreshments of the Brick House and an opportunity to meet the artists. Admission free.




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North Syracuse to hold annual parade

Salina seniors celebrate Halloween

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Olga Fiorino, left, Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra and Art Marsallo, were enjoying themselves Oct. 26 at the Salina Town Hall Seniors Halloween Party. The town of Salina has five senior groups support by the town — Liverpool Methodist, Lyncourt Seniors, MattydaleHinsdale, Salina Town Hall and Salina Civic Center Seniors. Members of the groups are very active and anyone over the age of 60 is eligible to join if they live in the town of Salina. Each group has elected officer and all groups have 100 to 200 members.

‘We Gather Together’ at Faith Lutheran Church senior housing complexes. Separate groups will visit Sacred Heart Apartments, 8365 Factory Street, Cicero; Buckley Landing, 7430 Buckley Road, North Syracuse; Malta House Apartments, 212 North Main Street, North Syracuse; Malta Manor Apartments, 107 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse; ElderWood Health Care at Birchwood, 4800 Bear Road, Liverpool; and Parkrose Estates Retirement Community, 7251 Janus Park Dr., Liverpool. Participants are asked to bring their singing voices and portable instruments; music will be provided. The Rev. James Doyle, pastor of

Faith Lutheran Church; the Rev. Everett J. Basset, pastor of Cicero United Methodist Church; Pastor Jack Keating, assistant pastor of Cicero United Methodist Church; and the Rev. James Gehl, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, will lead the mission groups. We Gather Together is free and open to the public. All ages are invited to the church as those gathered bring the joy of Thanksgiving to those who may not ordinarily be able to present at worship services. For more information call the office of Faith Lutheran Church at 699-5224.

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From page 1 was stealing money from the company’s ATM account between February and October 2010. Griffo is believed to have manipulated several company accounts to mask any discrepancy and is accused of making off with nearly $40,000 in cash. A member of the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Griffo operates a multi-faceted service business called Image Force. She had recently served as secretary for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Liverpool Chamber Executive Director Lucretia Hudzinski said the chamber would issue no statement about the case, but she confirmed on Nov. 10 that Griffo has resigned her position with the board. “We have no comment,” Hudzinski wrote in an e-mail to the Star-Review. “It’s between Hafner’s and Bev, and she’s innocent until proven guilty.” Prior to establishing Image Force, Griffo worked as a branch manager and assistant vice president at Alliance Bank N.A., in Syracuse, according to her profile on She indicated there she was educated at Empire State College, 2002-05. Griffo and Russell J. Griffo, also of 147 Crystal Drive, were elected to membership in the Liverpool Elks Lodge BPOE 2348 in September 2004. Griffo was arraigned in town of Clay Court released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to return Jan. 4 to court.

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The greater Cicero and surrounding community is invited to We Gather Together, a communitywide, ecumenical Thanksgiving worship service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 23 at Faith Lutheran Church, 6142 State Route 31. The ecumenical service is presented by three area churches — Faith Lutheran Church; Cicero United Methodist Church, 8416 Brewerton Road; and Sacred Heart Church, 8229 Brewerton Road. After a brief commissioning service, participants will be sent on a mission to sing hymns of thanksgiving to residents of area nursing homes and

The village of North Syracuse will hold its 13th annual holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony on Sunday Dec. 5. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the North Syracuse Baptist Church parking lot and proceed down Main Street to the holiday tree outside the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 S. Bay Road. Following the parade there will be a brief tree lighting ceremony. Horse and buggy rides will be offered (free of charge), and complimentary refreshments and entertainment by Eddie Fagan will be provided inside the community center. There will be kids’ activities upstairs with face painting and holiday crafts. Bob Barker will also be on hand as a food vendor. In addition, Santa Claus will pay a visit to the library to visit with all of the good little girls and boys. Join in the festivities — the more the merrier! For more information or to register a group to participate in the parade, call the Village of North Syracuse Parks & Recreation Office at 458-8050.

 Star-Review, Nov. 17, 2010



Opinion Editorial

Calling all veterans Veterans Day has come and gone. To some, it’s a day off work. To millions more it’s a day to remember the living veterans who walk among us, most never asking for recognition of the service they have provided our country. Last week, many local veterans gathered at Post 188 American Legion in Liverpool to kick back and enjoy the day reserved for them. Sadly, some of those American heroes had to use one of their personal or vacation days to attend the open house put on by the Auxiliary ladies. When so many have given the ultimate sacrifice — life and limb — why are they not granted one day away from their jobs without penalty? It’s vexing to think some receive a day of rest from a menial job when they have not fought for that holiday, but those who were drafted for Vietnam, battled it out in France and Italy during World War II and the men and women who have served in the most current conflicts must offer up time earned to share a beer and stories with their comrades on a day reserved particularly to recognize them. And while those veterans took time off work to attend, and did so gladly, there are hundreds more who live locally and have made no attempt to join organizations like the Legion or the VFW. We ask you, young vets, to get involved. Call the Legion, stop by the VFW, see what they’re all about.

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New video celebrates the veterans of Post 188 There’s no doubt war is hell. Just ask Bob Albro. He was there in 1945 when the U.S. Army liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Southern Germany. “That was pretty gruesome,” remembers Albro, who lives in Liverpool. Bob is a member of the village’s American Legion Post 188, whose veterans are the subject of a new Liverpool Legends video produced by Liverpool Public Library. The war crimes could be hard to stomach and harder yet to understand, but so could human error. John Grom was an Army mailman north of Saigon during the Viet Cong’s Tet Offensive in 1968, but what he remembers most vividly is the friendly fire that accidentally took the lives of American soldiers at Camp Red Ball. Too busy to worry While death and destruction characterize the “art” of war, lighter moments also flicker in the memories of the men who fought them. In the new DVD, “The Veterans of Post 188,” Navy vet Dino Paschetto recalls proposing to his future wife, Ida Cairus, via V-mail.

It took him some 30 days to receive her response. “Weren’t you anxious to hear from her?” asked interviewer Linda Loomis. “Yeah, but we were pretty busy,” Paschetto said. Busy is right. Paschetto was working feverishly repairing vessels on the Admiralty Islands in preparation for the invasion of the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Bill McGee, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, recalls a happy accident, landing a single-prop plane sideways during a windstorm. Marines helicopter mechanic Roy Johnson remembers the way monsoon season simply washed the weeks away. “There was no such thing as weekends,” Johnson said. “Every day was the same — months of rain, 24 hours a day.” Johnson returned to active duty more than 20 years later as a commander of a tank platoon in the Persian Gulf War. Besides liberating Kuwait, he accomplished his personal goal. “I brought all my Marines home,” Johnson

told Loomis. Scouts view vets’ video More than 100 viewers turned out as “The Veterans of Post 188” was screened on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, at the library. While most of the baker’s dozen interviews focused on war stories, members also recount a brief history of Post 188 and its annual Memorial Day ceremony. Fred Wyker recalls taking over Memorial Day responsibilities from its founder Fred Kies. Ken Hurst tells a funny story about a saxophone band playing at one of the lateMay parades, and Bob Albro recalls a certain one-armed bandit that did business upstairs at the Gleason Mansion, Post 188’s home until 1972 when it built the hall now standing on Cypress Street. Last Thursday’s screening was attended by members of Boy Scout Troop 139, Girl Scout Troop 706, pianist Barbara Harshberger, vocalist Mary Dean Landers and library Director Jean Armour Polly. Producers Rick Fensterer and Cindy Hibbert were joined by videographer

Reduction will improve efficiency By John Dougherty

On Nov. 2, an important public referendum was approved by voters that will affect County government (in a positive way) for many years. The referendum asked the voters to approve a proposal to reduce the size of the county Legislature from the current 19 members to 17. This proposal was born from within the county Legislature during this year’s budget process as a way to reduce cost and improve the efficiency of county government. It is also part of an overall strategy to keep the number of people in each legislative district about the same. As people move between districts, or into and out of the county, the boundaries of each Legislative district need to be adjusted. The last time the size of the Legislature

was changed was in 2001 when it was reduced from 24 to 19 to accomplish a similar goal. By periodically adjusting the size of the Legislature and the boundaries of each district, it guarantees that each citizen in the county has equal representation in county government and prevents certain areas from having more or less control than others. That brings me to the question of “how?” How exactly does the county Legislature decide how to redraw the district boundaries and how do we decide which two Legislators get “the boot?” As you can imagine, this is going to be a difficult process. The U.S. Census results will be available in March 2011. The Census results will show the populations in each of the current Legislative districts which will

indicate which districts have experienced the biggest increases and the biggest decreases since 2000. Based on those figures, we will be able to tell which of these districts need to be enlarged (due to decreasing population), which need to be reduced (due to increasing population) and which ones can be combined because they have decreased in population and have no place to expand to. Based on data taken since the last Census, we know that the city of Syracuse has continued a population decline over the past few years while most of the surrounding towns saw population increases. This is a trend that has been seen nationwide as more people move from cities into the suburbs. The northern suburbs (including Clay) have been growing, but at a well-managed rate

Dan Moore. “It was a privilege,” Moore said, “to be with these great men.” Brass players wanted Speaking of Post 188, the Liverpool American Legion Concert Band could use a couple extra trumpet and tuba players. The band has rehearsed every Monday night since 1955. If interested, please call leader Kathy Stickler at 492-3421.   Music Friday at Café at 407 The pop-rock duo Micaroni & Vulcano, who’ve been entertaining Upstate since the 1960s, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Café at 407, at Ophelia’s Place, 407 Tulip St., in the village. Admision is free, but donations are encouraged. “We’ve played at pretty much every type of venue you can imagine,” said Sam Vulcano who plays guitar in tandem with Tony Micaroni. “We played at the War Memorial for a USA/USSR wrestling match, at a prison, at campgrounds, weddings, christenings and even a birthday party for a 100-yearold, and we’ve played in about every bar, tavern and roadhouse in CNY.”

which means that the redistricting will likely not affect the residents of Lysander, Clay and Cicero in a very dramatic way. It is much more likely that the residents of Syracuse will have different representation after this process is complete. In closing, I thank all those who supported this referendum. I voted for this proposal when it was presented to the Legislature, and I voted for it on Election Day. This is an important step towards containing cost and improving efficiency in County government. It also maintains a tight connection between the size of Government and the number of people it serves. John Dougherty is an Onondaga County legislator representing the 2nd District, which includes a portion of Clay.

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Opinion A community gives HOPE Friday night, I witnessed what one person on a mission can accomplish. In 1978, Therese Schoeneck’s daughter died in a car accident. While she mourned like any mother would, she pressed forward, determined to see that something positive came from Mary’s death. Out of the ashes of grief and despair, HOPE for Bereaved, a support group for those who have lost a loved one, was born. The group started small, as an informal parents’ support group, but has blossomed into a not-for-profit commu-

nity organization that now serves thousands of people each year. On Nov. 12, HOPE held its 32nd Annual Celebration of HOPE, its biggest benefit of the year. Dan Cummings of WIXT-TV 9 played the role of emcee. Scores of people who support the mission attended the event and shopped special items and a silent

auction, which included more than 250 items donated by individuals, groups and local businesses. These included sundry gift certificates, baskets of wine and spirits, paintings, jewelry and sporting goods. There was also a live auction later in the evening. HOPE honored five volunteers: Marv Hahn, Jean Lawson, Jeanette and Loren Peterson, and Jim Roschick – most of whom first came to HOPE themselves needing help to get through a critical time in their life. Jean Lawson came to HOPE after her husband

Clarence died in 2006. She now organizes and oversees the monthly newsletter. Jeanette and Loren Peterson sought out HOPE in 2002 following the death of their son, Ben. The couple became coordinators for the Butterfly Garden of HOPE, enlisting volunteers to groom the beautiful garden where many weddings, prom photos and memorial services take place. Jim Roschick attended HOPE’s Bereaved Parents Support Group following the death of his son, Eric, in 2001. Having experienced grief, as well as having a career in

counseling, Jim became a grief counselor and eventually started up the men’s support group. Marv Hahn started volunteering in 2002, using his skills as an electrician. The number of clients who have become volunteers shows how effective the HOPE process is in transforming grief. The staff and volunteers are warm and genuine. They understand the hurt and pain of losing a parent, child, spouse or friend. Still, laughter, smiles and a positive outlook towards the future is in the air. HOPE

helps people get their life back. As Therese always says, “You’re never the same but you can be a good new you.� If you would like to learn more about HOPE and its services, call 476-9675 or visit All programs are free of charge, thanks to the gifts of a caring community.

fortunate, the poor, disabled children, and the underrepresented. Human rights, civil rights – these were her issues and she always stayed strong in her convictions. Not to be forgotten has been her long-time concern for animals, particularly cats. Her compassion for abandoned animals is without parallel. But in the midst of all

these achievements, let us never forget that she has always retained the enthusiasm and commitment of that second grade teacher who came to Lakeshore Road Elementary School in 1964. First of all, she is a teacher of children. If Sylvia were to identify her greatest accomplishment, she would say, “I am a teacher!�

Tami Zimmerman is the editor of the Eagle Bulletin, a sister paper to the Star-Review. She is also a member of the HOPE of Bereaved board of directors.

Matousek personnel file a walk down memory lane A few weeks ago, in recognition of her retirement after 46 years as an elementary teacher and president of the North Syracuse Education Association, Sylvia Matousek was honored by her many friends. As I reminded the audience, looking through Sylvia’s personnel folder is like taking a walk down North Syracuse memory lane! ■We start off with an appointment letter from Superintendent Mark Wayne in 1964 with an annual salary of 4,900 to teach second grade at LRE;

■Even an approval letter from one of the district’s legends, the late Charles Bradley, to go to a conference in Binghamton in 1969; ■ We move through the years with a very positive evaluation report from your friend, Bob Maloney, at Lakeshore Road Elementary School; ■ Correspondence appears from Tim Palmer,

Blaise Salerno, Bill Frame and Dave Smith; â– And finally, my letter acknowledging her intent to retire after a distinguished career of 46 years! Sylvia was honored that evening as a leader of teachers, a strong unionist, who was not hesitant to take a stand during some very difficult times. Of course, that role and all her achievements were noteworthy and

commendable. But there is much more to Sylvia. Coming from Ballston Spa in 1960 to Oswego, and attending college during the early 60s, a period marked by John Kennedy’s New Frontier, and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, and capped by the Civil Rights Act of 1965, Sylvia was strongly influenced by the times which sparked her concern for the less

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To the editor: The Cicero Town Board voted on Nov. 10 to reinstate an agreement for a shared assessor with the town of Salina. Prior to the vote a thorough explanation of shared services was explained by Supervisor Judy Boyke, including but not limited to the financial burden placed upon the Cicero budget. The current costs of the combined service program cost each town $64,089, for a total of $128,179 including benefits and family medical. We are paying $64,089 for a part-time employee. If each town had its own full-time assessor at the current rate the annual cost savings per town would be $23,000. It is difficult to understand why any town board member would agree to support such a contract after hearing the facts a presented by the supervisor. It is a common assumption that each town will receive a $7 per parcel state reimbursement as a result of the shared service agreement. Ms. Boyke continued to explain that there is a definite difference in a consolidated assessment program versus a shared contract and neither municipality will qualify for the reimbursement. A consolidated agreement requires a local law subject to a permissive referendum. Other requirements for consolidated assessing units mandates employing a single assessor, preparing a single assessment role, assessing at a uniform percentage, conducting reassessments at one time and having a single Board of Assessment Review. Then and only then would the municipalities benefit from the $7 per parcel reimbursement from the state of New York. The sole board member who changed his vote from the original motion passed on Oct. 27 stated his reason was that there were no qualified candidates applying for a full-time assessor’s position. It is difficult, again, as a resident to understand why this would be a reason to change his vote. In July the town board agreed to advertise a full-time assessor’s position. Applications were received and this same board member criticized the supervisor of her recom-

 Star-Review, Nov. 17, 2010




C-NS teacher receives award from ICS By Miranda L. Pennock

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Mary Ann Niemczura, PhD, is best known by the students at Cicero-North Syracuse High School as a German teacher. However, come Friday Niemczura will also be known as the International Center of Syracuse’s choice for this year’s Central New York International Educator Award (K-12). She received her award Friday Nov. 12 at the CNY Mary Ann International Citizen Awards Dinner Niemczura in the Gordon Student Center at Onondaga Community College. The International Educator Award recognizes those who have contributed significantly to global education through teaching, research/scholarship, advocacy and global engagements while promoting cross-cultural understanding in Central New York. Established in 2009, the International Citizen Awards Dinner is said to be a premier event in Central New York recognizing and honoring individuals and organizations whose contributions have significantly advanced the region’s collective vision for a diverse, peaceful and interconnected global community. Furthermore, the occasion launches International Education Week, which celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Proceeds from the dinner will support programs and services for international students, scholars and visitors in Central New York. Additional awards being presented at this year’s event include International Student Leadership Award, International Educator Post-Secondary, International Immigrant Award, International Corporate Citizen Award and International Citizen of the Year For more information about the ICS, contact International Center of Syracuse President Kevin Magdon at 431-2213.

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‘Recipe for disaster’ Teens and smart phones a risky combination

By Matthew Liptak Contributor  Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Cali told parents Nov. 8 at Roxboro Middle School in Mattydale the combination of the Internet, digital cameras and cell phones was causing real problems in the local community and called it a “recipe for disaster.� “The reality is having smart devices, computers with cameras ... and access to the Internet in the pockets of middle school and teenage students has been a recipe for disaster. “The convergence of junior high and middle school reality and smart phones we’ve found in law enforcement has been really, really difficult,� Cali said in a presentation by the county’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. His talk concentrated on three different dangers involving students: “sexting,� “cyber-bullying� and online predators. “Sexting� is the transmission of indecent images or text via a cell phone. “Right here in Onondaga County it’s been a huge issue

for us,� he said. “It happens all the time — some young girl takes a picture of herself and she sends it to her boyfriend because she thinks he loves her, and he’ll never tell anyone and he’ll never show anyone ... and then when they break up that thing goes to everybody.� He gave an example of one local football star and his girlfriend, who remained unnamed. The boy was caught with a photograph of the couple engaging in a sexual act. The player was an upstanding student otherwise, and was given a break. Authorities didn’t register him as a sex offender. Prosecutors often struggle with how far they should go with a case involving minors as the perpetrators. Most technology-related crimes carry serious penalties. Anyone possessing a sexually explicit image of a child under 16 is guilty of possessing child pornography, Cali said, and a person who transmits a sexually explicit image of a child under the age of 17 is guilty of distributing child pornography. There’s also “cyber-bullying,� or harassing somebody through online means. Prosecutors call it aggravated harassment and a Class A misdemeanor. Roxboro principal Steve Wolf said it has almost become common at his school. “What we see here a lot is

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The Liverpool High School Counseling Department will offer an informational workshop regarding college financial aid at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 6 in the Liverpool High School auditorium. The workshop is open to parents and 12thgrade students. Guest speaker will be John View, director of financial aid at SUNY/College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The workshop will address many of the questions parents may have about the financial aid process and related paperwork. Specific topics include: ✓ Important steps in completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All colleges that dispense federal student aid to students require this form. ✓ Guidelines on eligibility for financial aid. ✓ Components of a comprehensive financial aid package. For more information, call the LHS Counseling Department at 453-1288.

NSCSD to host district bee

Students from North Syracuse Junior High School, Roxboro Road and Gillette Road middle schools will gather at the North Syracuse Central School District Administrative Offices to compete in a district-wide spelling bee at 2 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 30. More than 30 youth, grades five through eight, will compete in the competition after being entered by completing written and oral exams within their schools. The top 10 competitors from the district spelling bee will advance to a written spelling bee.

the bullying and harassment online. When it spills over into school we act on it,� he said. “That’s a huge thing that we see almost daily here.� And what starts off school grounds often ends up on them. “A lot of times what happens is things become heated long before they show up to school and then when they show up to school it kind of boils over and there’s a fight, or somebody gets hit or somebody gets hurt,� Cali said. Parents and children should be aware too, that predators continue to use the Internet. The assistant district attorney cited multiple cases. In one instance, a local teenager struck up an online relationship with an adult through Facebook, a social networking website. The adult began making sexual advances online. A friend of the girl notified her parents, and the parents notified authorities. Police took over the girl’s end of the correspondence, posing as two teenage girls. “He was planning to come up to meet this 15-year-old and this 13-year-old, and he bought a bus ticket and he came up to Syracuse,� Cali said. “He was arrested and now he has a bunch of new friends somewhere else.� Cali said he wasn’t telling the stories to scare people, nor was he against the use of technology. Instead, he

wanted to show such events can and do happen locally and there are actions that can be taken by both parents and students to stay safe. For instance, always thinking before you post is critical because images can’t be recovered after you send them, Cali said. Everyone has a forward button, and students should not only be thinking about predators online, but also potential future colleges and employers that may see the pictures.   Also, never meet someone offline that you meet through the Internet, but, if you must, bring a parent and meet in a public place. According to Cali, parents should seriously consider not giving children phones with Internet access and camera capability in the first place. They can call their service provider to have image texting eliminated from their plan. “You can do that,� he said. “You’re paying the bill.� The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has devoted considerable time to educating students and parents about being safe online. The presentation has been given to 8,000 students over the last several years, Cali said. But the jury remains out on if they are listening. “We’re going after it and I think it’s getting better,� Cali said “I’d like to think it’s getting better. I don’t know.�

Calabria named national merit semifinalist

Liverpool High School 12th grade principals Anthony Davis and David Perry recently announced s e n i o r Dominick Calabria has Liverpool High School senior Dominick Calabria, seated, has been named been named a semifinalist in the 56th annual National Merit a semifinalist Scholarship Program. Pictured with him are LHS 12th grade in the 56th Principal David Perry, guidance counselor Dolly Katovitch, annual Na- left, and LHS 12th grade Principal Anthony Davis. tional Merit Scholarship Program. Calabria was among the highest scoring entrants after taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and is one of approximately 16,000 students honored as a semifinalist. Approximately 1.5 million students from more than 22,000 high schools in the United States took the test, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program website. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSATs and by meeting published entry/participation requirements.

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Hiscock Legal Aid announces staff additions The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, a non-profit institution that has been providing legal services to low-income residents of Onondaga County for more than 61 years, has announced the appointment of 10 new staff members. Joining the Hiscock Legal Aid Appeals Program as a senior attorney is Christine M. Cook, a former public defender in East Orange, N.J., who most recently has been executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Wayne County. Cook, of Syracuse, is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law. There are also two new staff attorneys in the Appeals Programs.

Piotr Banasiak, of Liverpool, a Seton Hall University Law School graduate, has been a community law and policy fellow at the Center for Community Change in Newark, NJ. Kristin M. McDermott, of Syracuse, interned in the legal affairs office of the New York City Human Resources Administration’s Department of Social Services. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. The Hiscock Legal Aid Family Court Program has added two staff attorneys. Jody L. Agostinelli, of Syracuse, a CUNY Queens School of Law graduate, has been an associate at a law office in New York City. Veda M. Collmer, of

Baldwinsville, active in both the Onondaga County and New York State Bar Associations, received her J.D. degree from CUNY Law School. Kristy L. Shenandoah, of Syracuse, a Lemoyne College graduate and a former intern at Hiscock Legal Aid, has been named a program coordinator within the Family Court Program, while Catherine Sage, of Salina, a graduate of SUNY College at Oneonta with an additional degree in paralegal studies, is now an assistant program coordinator. Within the Civil Law Program, which handles cases of domestic violence, wrongful eviction, im-

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migration law, unemployment and foreclosure prevention, Patricia L. Stuart, of Geddes, has been named a staff attorney. Stuart received her J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and has been in private practice. Michelle L. Riordan, of Liverpool, a Le Moyne College graduate with paralegal training, has joined the Civil Program as a program coordinator. Nikia L. Trice, of Mattydale, is now a receptionist-secretary at the Hiscock Legal Aid Society. Trice most recently served as a traffic supervisor for Aegis Communications in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.


Democrats seeking village candidates

The North Syracuse Democrats are soliciting candidates for the upcoming village election to be held next year for the position of village trustee for a four-year term. Candidates must be residents of the village of North Syracuse and at least 18 years of age. A resume, with cover letter indicating why you would be a good candidate, should be submitted no later than Dec. 13 to Chairman Charlotte LaPorte at P.O. Box 2023, Syracuse, NY 13220.

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From page 1 “I’m hoping it’s a one year, or one season, cut.� According to Rogers, the town board has voiced this is a one-time situation. “This is a hard cut to take but it’s one that had to be made,� she said. “I will definitely be planning on putting it back into my bud-

get for 2012. They haven’t said don’t even think about putting it back in.� The park will remain open and people will still be able to rent out the picnic areas. The beach area at William Park has been open for approximately 30 years, Rogers said. Moving forward, the Parks and Recreation De-

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economically challenging year for local governments everyone was on board to help reduce expenses and continues to make efforts to reduce spending. “I’m one department out of many — everyone is giving something up,� Rogers said. “I have to be able to give back as much as those folks are trying to do.�


Beaver Lake Nature Center is offering natural wreath making workshops at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1 and 2; at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 and 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 a handmade gift. The price of this program is $15 per person and advance registration is required. Beaver Lake Nature Center is located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, three miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370. For more information or to register for this program, call the Nature Center at 638-2519 or visit OnondagaCountyParks. com.

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Stroll, dog walk to open annual Lights on the Lake


Wegmans Lights on the Lake, Central New York’s top holiday attraction, will open its 21st season with a pair of special preview events for pedestrians only. The Lights on the Lake Stroll will get things started on Monday Nov. 22, while dogs and their owners are invited to hit the trail on Tuesday Nov. 23 for the Lights on the Lake Dog Walk. The walk thru nights have become a much anticipated part of the holiday season, giving visitors the opportunity to get up close to the larger than life displays and enjoy an evening of exercise and fresh air with family and friends. A $2 adult donation is suggested. Monday donations will go the Rescue Mission and on Tuesday the Humane Society will be the beneficiary. Onondaga Lake Park will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. both nights and visitors can choose to park at either the Wegmans Landing, Salt Museum or Willow Bay lots. Walkers can cover as much of the two mile stretch as they desire and should dress for the weather. Cars are not allowed on the trail for these special evenings but will be admitted to the show beginning Wednesday Nov. 24. The traditional drive-thru portion of Wegmans Lights on the Lake will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 24 thru Sunday Jan. 9. Admission is $8 per vehicle Monday through Thursday and $12 per vehicle Friday through Sunday; $6 on Monday and Tuesdays with a Wegmans Shoppers Club Card and on Wednesday with a Drivers Village or Burdick Automotive license plate frame. Discounted advance sale tickets for $6, good every night, are available to purchase at Wegmans until Nov. 23. The entrance to Wegmans Lights on the Lake, which is presented by Time Warner Cable Mobile Internet and the Burdick Family of Dealerships at Driver’s Village, is in the Wegmans Landing section of Onondaga Lake Park which is accessed via Route 370 in Liverpool. For more information, call Onondaga Lake Park at 453-6712 or visit

Local residents comprise cast, crew of ‘Dead Man Walking’

The death penalty discussion continues as Cazenovia College presents the Central New York premiere of “Dead Man Walking,� adapted for the stage by Tim Robbins from the Academy Award winning movie starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The production is part of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project. Upcoming performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Catherine Cummings Theatre. The play is directed by David Lowenstein, artist in residence at Cazenovia College, and produced by Colleen Prossner, theatre manager at the Catherine Cummings theatre at Cazenovia College. The cast is made up Cazenovia College students and faculty members, and actors from Central New York. Lindsey Matousek, of Liverpool, is the production’s makeup artist. Matousek is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art. Philip Davoli, of Baldwinsville, plays the role of Mathew Poncelet. . Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Cazenovia Jewelry on Albany Street, or reserved by calling the Catherine Cummings Theatre Box Office at 655-7827. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors will open one half hour prior to show time.

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coming out on days like Veterans Day to celebrate together the time they gave to the military. Twice a year, days are reserved to honor those who have sacrificed for their country — Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The latter, Bigelow said, is more for the living veterans. “I can look Ken in the face and say, ‘thank you,’� she said, grabbing Palmer’s cheeks. The open house at Post 188, put on each year by members of the Auxiliary, not only provided service members with a “thank you.� It offered a warm meal, good music and great conversation. “It’s a time to pay tribute to the living veterans, those past and serving today,� said retired Army Master Sgt. Shawn Singleton, 44, of Liverpool. Singleton attended the open house with his son, Nathaniel, 5, who proudly held a miniature version of the American flag when getting his picture taken. An emotional day for those who have served, Palmer is humbled on Veterans Day and has great respect for servicemen and women who have served as he has, particularly for fallen comrades, those who have been buried on home soil and in cemeteries overseas. “[It’s] a time to remember them. They paid their price for our country,� he said.

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Unit 188 American Legion Auxiliary President Alice Bigelow, left, member Patricia Catalano, Post 188 American Legion Commander Ken Palmer (retired Army sergeant first class, served 1966-70 and 1979-2000), auxiliary member Eloise Corbett and Legion member Tom Bigelow (retired Air Force sergeant, 1969-73) visit during Post 188’s open house Nov. 11.

A display of gratitude

Bear Road Elementary donates items for traveling military personnel KWS Bear Road Elementary School decided to put the character trait for the month of November into action — Gratitude! To show their gratitude to the men and women of our military, the students and staff collected several boxes of items to donate to the Military Courtesy Room at Hancock International Airport. The Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room is a special area at the airport where all active and reserve military personnel who travel through the Central New York

area can go to relax and enjoy a few comforts of home while they wait for their next flight. The school collected several cases of water and soda, countless packages of chips, cookies and crackers, fruit cups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, even soup and nuts! With Bear pride and much gratitude to our nation’s military, the students and staff from Bear Road Elementary School delivered the goodies to the MCR on Veterans Day. Contributed photo

Chorus members invited The North Syracuse Community Singers, directed by Josephine Federico, is seeking new Members. The group will resume rehearsals in September and meet weekly throughout the school year. Rehearsals are typically held at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 S. Bay Road. All are welcome. There is a nominal registration fee. For more information, call 457-5010 or the North Syracuse Parks and Recreation department at 458-8050.

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Obituaries Elizabeth A. Rainbow, 90

Enjoyed tending to garden, lawn

Elizabeth “Betty� home and was a A. Rainbow, 90, forcommunicant of merly of North SyrSt. Rose of Lima acuse, died SaturChurch. day Nov. 6, 2010, at She was predeSt. Camillus Health ceased by her husand Rehabilitation band of 20 years, Center. Betty was Alfred A. Rainbow, a native of Parish in 1968 and by a and resided at 104 E.A. Rainbow brother, Walter BeWilliams Street in linski. North Syracuse for She leaves beover 60 years. Most recently hind her two sons: Gary she has been living at Keep- (Patty) Rainbow of North sake Village at Greenpoint Syracuse, and Alan (Rosefor nearly four years. mary) Rainbow of LivBetty was graduate of erpool; a sister: Frances Parish High School. She Luis of Phoenix, AZ; her worked for New Process brother: Edward (Marion) Gear in East Syracuse as Belinski of Skaneateles; an assembler for 20 years four grandchildren: Jeanbefore retiring in 1984. nette, Gary, Matthew, and Betty enjoyed tending to Nicolas; and several nieces her garden and lawn at her and nephews.

Spencer W. Alvord, 77 Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 10 at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. A prayer service: 10:15 a.m. Thursday Nov. 11 at the funeral home followed by an 11 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. ADRA-CNY Chapter INC., 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204. For more information, photos and to sign the guest book, please visit

Avid fisherman, licensed charter captain Spencer W. AlPost #951,Central vord, 77, of Central Square American Square and Jupiter, Legion Post #915 FL, passed away Satand Jupiter/Teurday Nov. 6, 2010, questa Moose Club after a courageous in Jupiter FL. He battle with cancer, also enjoyed huntsurrounded by his ing and music and loving family and belonged to several friends.He was born area sportsman’s in Liverpool and re- Spencer Alvord clubs. sided there 57 years He is predebefore moving to Central ceased by his parents Frank Square 20 years ago. in 1951, Blanche in 1987 He retired from the and son-in-law Martin Gianelli Sausage Com- Greco in 2000. Surviving is pany. An avid fisherman his wife and soulmate Gail he was a licensed charter of Caughdenoy, children, captain on Oneida Lake Debbie Greco (Jeff Windey) for many years. He was the of Central Square, Sue former owner of Spence’s Fisher (Anthony Wester) Towing in Liverpool. An of Raleigh, NC, Spencer W. Army veteran of the Ko- Alvord Jr. (Kati) of Ft. Colrean War he was a member lins, CO, grandchildren, of Liverpool-Clay VFW Danny Fisher (Lauren Weber) of Nashville, TN, Bill Fisher of Memphis, TN,

Kelly Sue Greco of Central Square, Taylor, Bailey and Kodi Alvord of Ft. Collins, brother-in-law and sisterin-law Paul and Sandy Newton of Central Square, a niece and three nephews. Calling hours: 3-8 p.m. Monday Nov. 8 at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 9 at the funeral home with burial to follow with military honors in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. Contributions may be made to the Mad River Club (to help keep the sport of fishing alive with children) c/o Paul Newton, 267 Schilly Road, Central Square, NY 13036 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, 34 E. Bridge St., Suite 202, Oswego, NY 13125.

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John Neer, 48, lifelong resident of Bridgeport, is at peace at last after his battle with complications from a brain aneurysm. He died Nov. 8, 2010. John lead life to its fullest with a loving family and many loyal friends. Born on Feb. 6, 1962 in Syracuse, John spent his entire life in Bridgeport on the street he grew up on, surrounded by his family and friends. John graduated from Cicero High John Neer School in 1980 and OCC in 1983. In 1987 he was married to Christine Ponto for nine years, and remained lifelong friends. John worked as a North Syracuse School District bus driver and was loved by the kids and his coworkers. After that, he was employed by Raymour and Flanigan for 20 years where he considered everyone his extended family. He was known for his effervescent personality, carrot cakes for birthdays, and lit up every department with his smile and generosity. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, rock and roll, go-kart racing at Cherry Valley, and watching all kinds of auto racing. John is the loving son of Pat and John (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dickâ&#x20AC;?) Neer Sr. and the brother to Jill of Phoenix, AZ and Jeff of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He is also survived by his best friend and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuzâ&#x20AC;? Jennifer, numerous family members and friends, and his beloved dog Suzie. The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at Upstate Hospital for the wonderful care given to John, especially his favorite nurse and Rock Star, Kat. Funeral Service: 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 11 at Traub Funeral Home, 7975 Rt. 31, Bridgeport. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Please visit for On-Line Guest Book. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the CNY SPCA.

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Patricia Ryan Tully, a devoted wife, loving mother and innovative teacher, died Saturday Nov. 6, 2010, in Florida. She was 66. Pat, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully with family at her side in a caring hospice setting after a brave battle with lung cancer. She is remembered by her husband, Don Tully, four daughters and 10 grandchildren for her grand Irish spirit, uncommon wisdom and joyful heart. Pat was a proud alumna of Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, N.J. and Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. She worked for 20 years with the Liverpool Public School District, retiring as a computer specialist – “The Computer Lady” – at Soule Road Elementary School. She and Don filled their retirement years happily rooting for the Yankees amid a busy travel schedule. They cherished reunions at the Jersey Shore with their children and grandchildren and enjoyed the winter months at a beloved getaway home beside a beautiful river in Ruskin, FL. She is survived by Don, her husband of 44 years, their four daughters and four sons-in-law: Tracey Tully, Megan McKenney, Sharon Bazzetta, Kate Flinton, Ed Macchi, Daniel McKenney, Steve Bazzetta, Eric Flinton. She will be missed by her brother, James Ryan III, inlaws Paul and Lynne Tully, as well as 10 grandchildren: Nick, Brian and Tess Macchi; Patrick and Colleen McKenney; Sean, Allison and Joey Bazzetta; Aidan and Connor Flinton. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Anne Ryan of Westfield. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 12 at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. A funeral mass: 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 13 in St. John’s Church, 8290 Soule Road, Liverpool.

Jennifer L. Menter, 35

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Jennifer L. Menter, 35, of Liverpool, passed away on Sunday night, Nov. 7, 2010, at Crouse Hospital. Born in Oswego, she was employed at St. Luke’s, and Seneca Manor in Oswego and Nichols Grocery Store in Liverpool. Jennifer is predeceased by her father, Lester Pluff. Surviving are her husband John, a brother, Sam Johnson of Fulton, her mother, Donna Johnson, and stepdad, Andy Bardin, both of Oswego, and her Jennifer Menter two beloved, cats Samatha and Mittszie. A calling hour: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 904 Vine St., Liverpool, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the Humane Association of CNY, or to the American Cancer Society. Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool has arrangements.

Patricia A. O’Mara, 59

Gary J. Scripa, Sr. 63, of Cicero died peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010, at home. For over 20 years, he had wintered in Florida. He retired from Honda City as body shop manager. He was the son of the late Joseph and Rena Peak Scripa. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Ethel Callahan; his sons, Gary (Stephanie) Scripa, Jr. and Joseph; six grandchildren, Dominick, Joseph, Gary Scripa, Sr. Anthony, Angelica, Christopher Scripa and Nathan Parry; his sister, Gail (Kim) Woods and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services were held at Fergerson Funeral Home, 215 South Main Street, North Syracuse.

Patricia A. (Zalinski) O’Mara, 59, of Liverpool passed away Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010, at St Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Syracuse, she has been a life-long area resident. She was a customer service manager at TJ Maxx in Mattydale for over 25 years. Patricia loved traveling, especially enjoying many cruises. Surviving are a son, Michael T. (Tina) O’Mara II of North Syracuse; a daughter, Kelly (Robert) Davidson of Central Patricia O’Mara Square; a sister, Kathryn (Robert) Sisley of Prescott, AZ, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 7 at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Route 31 Baldwinsville. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Monday Nov. 8 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Clay. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Pancreas Foundation, 101 Federal St., Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110.

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Patricia Collins Van Antwerp, 71, of Liverpool, formerly of both Phoenix and Baldwinsville, was reunited with her husband Saturday Nov. 6, 2010. Pat was a cafeteria worker for many years in both the Phoenix and Baldwinsville School Districts before retiring. She loved spending free time at the Turning Stone Casino. Pat dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all her fam- P. Van Antwerp ily. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Jerry “Tweety Bird” Van Antwerp in 1997. Survivors: five daughters, Janice “Jan” (Mark) Gentile of Camillus, Sallie (James) Webber and Sandra “Joyce” (Francis) Henderson both of Phoenix, PattiAnne (Carl-John) Graham of Baldwinsville and Patty McConnell of Parish; her son Jerry (Janice) Van Antwerp Jr. of New Haven, CT.; her sister, Bernice Jordan of Hannibal; her grandchildren; Butch, Chris, Tim, Nikki, Aaron, Mary, CJ, Adam, Jenna, Jeremy and Sydney; seven great grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010 at Falardeau Funeral Home Inc., Baldwinsville. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours: 4-7pm, Tuesday Nov. 9 at the funeral home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville.

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CNS boys volleyball rolls to AA title By Phil Blackwell No way was the CiceroNorth Syracuse boys volleyball team going to let this Section III Class AA final on its home court get out of its grasp. Unlike 2009, when Baldwinsville snatched the championship from the Northstars, Wednesday night’s title match provided a sweet ending as, led by faces both familiar (Jim Coleman) and new (Ethan Irish), CNS swept no. 3 seed Central Square in three games. Head coach Michael Lucia said his team’s maturity had a lot to do with its dominant season-long run to the championship. “It’s a team with a lot of NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of LLC. TDann Hunting Properties, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/22/ 2010. Office location: Onondaga County. Principal business location: 4939 Harvest Lane, Liverpool, NY 13088 SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Jeffrey B. Andrus, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, One Park Place, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 132022078. Purpose: any business permitted under law. SR-45 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of J.S. PENIZOTTO ENTERPRISES LLC filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/13/10. Office location: Onondaga County; principal business location: 6886 Crystalwood Drive, Liverpool, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 6886 Crystalwood Drive, Liverpool, New York, 13088. Purpose: any lawful purpose. SR-46 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of LIL PEA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/10. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 9334 Brewerton Road, Brewerton, NY 13029. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. SR-46 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of MBR 2 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/16/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 200 Standish Drive, Syracuse, NY 13224. Term: until 7/12/ 2040. Purpose: any lawful activity. SR-46 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of MBR 1 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/16/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be

experience (10 seniors), and they know how not to give the other team any momentum (during the match),” said Lucio. Central Square would search all night, in vain, for that momentum, but it could not match the magical effort it put forth a week earlier when it stunned no. 2 seed Baldwinsville in five games, denying the final everyone had expected for much of the season. Part of it, too, was the fact that CNS, despite two comfortable wins over the Red Hawks in the regular season, did not take the visitors for granted and brought forth its full effort with a championship banner in sight. And it began with Coleman, the steady back-line

leader. In just three games, Coleman, who also is a pitcher on the Northstars’ varsity baseball team, delivered 30 assists, using his touch and poise to set up the powerful hitters on CNS’s front line. “Jim keeps a level head,” said Lucia. “All floor leaders know where the ball is going at all times.” Irish transferred from Living Word Academy and only joined the CNS squad this fall, but instantly became its top front-line player. On this night, Irish decimated the Red Hawks in many ways, earning 16 kills and three aces, including a timely ace that closed out a 25-20 opening game. “He’s very aggressive,” said Lucio. “He goes after the ball, knows the game and has great

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court awareness.” Irish also looked quite colorful on this night, having donned a Mohawk haircut and green dye on his air, much like teammate Billy Werksman. “I just decided to do something crazy,” said Irish, defending the wild look. With Irish, Werksman (five kills), Colin Crooks (six kills) and Tyler A. Smith (nine kills, four assists) patrolling the front line, CNS, following its win in the opening game, led most of the second game and took that one 25-18. The Northstars and Red Hawks went back and forth in the third game early on, but at 12-11 CNS took the lead for good and didn’t stop until Crooks, with one last kill, closed out the match 25-17.

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CNS then played Section IV champion Horseheads Saturday in the regional finals at Elmira College, and with its usual combination of power and precision, the Northstars swept the Blue Raiders in three games and earned its ticket back home. Much like the sectional final, CNS wasted little time establishing control. It won the first game by a comfortable 25-17 margin, then blitzed through the second game 25-12 as Horseheads simply could not keep up. Though the Blue Raiders put up a bigger fight in the third game, the Northstars still won, 25-18, to complete the sweep. Smith assumed a starring role on the front line, earning 14 kills, while Irish contributed six kills and four aces.

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Werksman earned five kills and DeShaun Smith stepped up to earn four kills. Coleman came up with 29 assists and three aces, feeding the potent front line as Crooks got two kills and two aces, with Adam Collins contributing two digs. CNS will play in a fourteam Division I round-robin with Bethlehem (Section II), Rochester McQuaid (Section V) and Half Hollow Hills West (Section XI). They will compete in two-game matches against each other, starting Saturday at 10 a.m., and continuing until two teams are left for the final at 4 p.m. This follows the Division II championship between Victor and Eastport/South Manor.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of 52 Bristol Lane Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/10. Office location: Onondaga Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 7248 Morgan Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088. Purpose: any lawful activities. SR-51


After DECEMBER 3rd, 2010, please do not leave your brush or leaf bags at the curb as they will not be picked up. Christmas tree pickup will commence January 3rd through the 29th of 2011.

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CNS, Liverpool to clash in Carrier Dome Dec. 12 By Phil Blackwell

Apparently, the longstanding boys basketball rivalry between CiceroNorth Syracuse and Liverpool was just too small for conventional gymnasiums to hold.

When the defending Section III Class AA champion Northstars and Warriors collide on Dec. 12, they will do so in the Carrier Dome as part of the first-ever showcase of Section III high school talent in the Dome’s 30-year history. It’s all part of the inau-

gural Scholastic Holiday Tip-Off Classic, a day-long celebration of basketball that features four games and a good portion of the area’s best players. The CNS-Liverpool showdown is at 7 p.m., the last of the four games. It starts at 1 p.m. with Ska-

neateles playing Bishop Ludden, continues with CBA facing Fowler and includes three-time defending state Class A champion Jamesville-DeWitt meeting Elmira Southside. This reconnects Syracuse University with the local high-school scene.

Up until 2009, the Section III championships were always staged at Manley Field House, but that ended after Manley was refurbished into SU’s football indoor practice facility. Both the Northstars, with Zach Coleman, Josh Williams and Elliott Boyce,

and the Warriors, with Connor Rogers on hand, return key players from 2009-10, only adding to the anticipation. This is a nonleague game – the league game won’t take place until Feb. 18, the regular-season finale at Liverpool.

Liverpool volleyball drops sectional final to B’ville Buchanan wins state XC championship By Phil Blackwell It was left to Liverpool’s girls volleyball team to try and complete the improbable task of upending the Baldwinsville machine in last Wednesday night’s Section III Class AA championship match at CiceroNorth Syracuse. Try as it could, though, the Warriors could not stop the Bees, falling in three games as B’ville won its third consecutive sectional title. Aside from trying to win it all, Liverpool had a smaller goal in mind – namely, keep the Bees from running through its entire schedule without losing a single game to a local opponent. Back on Oct. 18, the Warriors had come close in the second game, but lost 27-25. Since then, Liverpool’s confidence had increased, thanks to impressive sweeps of Corcoran and CNS in the sectional playoffs. Still, B’ville proved too good.

In the first game, the Warriors forged an early 4-4 tie, but the Bees won eight of the next nine points, went in front for good and prevailed 25-14. Liverpool’s best moment came in the second game, when it used five straight points on Anna Daucher’s served to take a 6-3 lead. B’ville promptly countered by winning the next seven points and, after the Warriors closed within 14-11, pulled clear again in a 25-18 decision. Again in the third game, Liverpool started even, 4-4. And again, B’ville took over, finishing things off in a 25-13 decision as it advanced to the state playoffs once more. Liverpool finished with a record of 13-6. Head coach Kathy Gedney will see seven seniors depart, including Daucher, Jenna Street, Paige Calabrese, Brooke Holland, Emily LaFave, Chelsey Fodaro and Sarah Milligan. But several key players, including Dorothy Rosekrans, Katie Rowell and Cassi McCrum, come back for 2011.

By Phil Blackwell A race covering 5,000 meters - more than three miles - came down to less than a second. And by winning that race, Cicero-North Syracuse senior Chris Buchanan is the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA champion after his work on a sunny, warm Saturday morning at Lakeside Park in Pawling, east of Poughkeepsie. Buchanan caught a big break when Baldwinsville’s Shaun Thompson, who won the Section III Class AA race a week ago, lost a shoe early in the race. Thompson would fight back into contention, but would not quite catch Buchanan and Saratoga Springs’ Sam Place, who would stay close to each other all the way to the wire. Holding on just long enough, Buchanan finished in 15 minutes, 55.9 seconds, beating Place (15:56.7) by a mere eight-tenths of a

second to earn the championship medal. Earlier that morning, CNS freshman Maria LaMontagne had her own strong showing in the girls Class AA championship race as the top individual outside the juggernaut of Fayetteville-Manlius, who earned its fifth consecutive state title. LaMontagne could not quite keep up with the Hornets’ tandem of Christie Rutledge (who won in 17:31 flat) and Jillian Fanning (who was second in 17:46.1), but she held off a fellow ninth-grader, West Genesee’s Laura Leff, to claim third place in a time of 17:56.9 as Leff got fourth place in 17:59.2. Not too far back, CNS sophomore Nicole Watterud had a fine race, too, earning 26th place in a clocking of 19:21.6. Liverpool sophomore Ashley Letteney made an impressive state meet debut as she covered the Lakeside Park course in 19:47.6 to finish 45th. Many of these same runners will go to Bowdoin Park, in Wappingers Falls, next Saturday for the state Federation championships.

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