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West Genesee school board adopts budget By Ned Campbell

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Senior members of NHS look on as they wait to induct the junior members. In front: Hayley Knox; Middle row, from left: Mike Epp, Alan Donahoe, Jessie Manahan and Nicole Dorio; Back row, from left: Bryan Swierczek, Emily Gascon, Catie Nonenmacher and Ellen Brooks.

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Jordan-Elbridge Schools could drop 30 employees this budget cycle By Ned Campbell Under the Jordan-Elbridge School District’s preliminary budget, nearly 30 employees would lose their jobs; the tax levy would increase 7.3 percent. J-E interim Superintendent Larry Zacher presented the 201112 budget to about 175 residents gathered at a public forum last Tuesday, revealing a spending plan of $27,596,582 — 4.6 percent higher than the current budget. Staff members who could lose their jobs were notified March 30. Zacher said the major sources

for budget increase are rising costs of health insurance, retirement costs, unemployment, debt service, legal fees, special education and energy costs. Residents showed concern over increased legal costs; on Feb. 16, school board President Mary Alley told resident that the board had paid $70,000 in legal fees since Jan. 1. Some residents in attendance last Tuesday suggested the district drop two appeals against decisions made in State Supreme Court in February. Zacher said savings from this would not be significant, adding that legal costs have resulted mostly from the actions of the

plaintiffs who have brought the suits against the district. The district’s preliminary budget includes significant cuts to programming. A combined savings of $134,000 could come from eliminating all assistant coaches, golf, tennis and indoor track and modified athletics. Zacher said the high school could move away from offering electives annually, and instead offer them every other year. The board proposed reducing funding of marching band, drumline and winter colorguard by a total of $24,000. Students and alumni spoke strongly in supSee J-E Budget, page 19

The West Genesee school board voted March 30 to adopt a $68,326,530 budget for 2011-12 that includes a tax rate increase of 4.8 percent, 53 employee lay-offs, and cuts to programming in all areas. “I don’t feel good about it, but I feel that it was the right thing to do considering the economic conditions that are out there,” said West Genesee Superintendent Chris Brown. Two days later, following news that the state Legislature would restore substantial state aid to schools, the district chose to use incoming funds to bring the tax levy increase down to 3.8 percent. “The little that will remain will go into our reserves to begin to build our budget for next year,” Brown said. The See West Genesee, page 13

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4 to 7:30 p.m.: Chicken Parm Dinner

Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. $8.50; takeout $7. Call 672-3106 for info. April 12

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Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. $8. Call 672-3106 for info.

April 7

7 p.m.: Olde Home Days Parade meeting

The parade committee will hold its monthly meeting at Marcellus Village Hall.

7 p.m.: Library Board Meeting

The Marcellus Free Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Friends Community Room, 32 Maple St.

Sports: Phil Blackwell 434-8889, ext. 348

April 9

5 to 7 p.m.: Chicken BBQ

Jordan United Methodist Church, 63 Elbridge St. Sponsored by the youth fellowship. Halves and take-out dinners available. $8 for adults ($5 for halves only), $4 for children 6 to 12. Free for children 5 and under.

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April 11

7:30 p.m.: Art Guild Meeting

The Marcellus/ Skaneateles Art Guild will view images of paintings from the 2010 American Watercolor Society exhibition at Marcellus Free Library’s Community Room, 32 Maple St. The guild will take a close look at the subject matter, aesthetic approach, composition and color choices made by the master painters


whose work was chosen for this prestigious annual show. All area artists are welcome; call 673-3221 for info.

April 12

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Keep it Natural

Baltimore Woods is home to several species of salamanders. Join us on a spring hike in search of sallies and their habitats. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.


9:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Yin Yoga

Weekly Monday morning Yin Yoga classes. Walk in, $7. Taught by Tina Ramsden, certified yoga instructor, at Marcellus Library. Bring yoga mat if possible.


Haddock dinners with the Elks

5 to 7 p.m.: Spaghetti Dinner

Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. Open to the public. Call 673-3106 for info.

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The husband and wife duo of Dick Ward and Carol Bryant, of Elbridge, will present their unique blend of acoustic guitar and vocals at Creekside Books and Coffee, 55 Fennell St., Skaneateles. Cover is $5.

Maxwell Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. For families of children ages 9 to 11. Six sessions through April 16. Call the library at 672-3661 to reserve a spot.

Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. $8. Call 672-3106 for info.

12:30 to 2 p.m.: Together Book Club

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April 17

March 10 to April 10 Photography Exhibit

8 a.m. to noon: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

SUNY Empire State College presents: Visualizing Ecosystems. Through interdisciplinary study, students use photography to investigate the natural environment. In the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods.

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Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. All you can eat buffet. $7.50 for adults, $4 for kids 4 to 10. Free under 4. Call 672-3106 for info.

4 to 9 p.m.: Parade Fundraiser

Cam’s New York Pizzeria, 112 Kasson Road, Camillus, will host its second fundraiser to benefit the Camillus Memorial Day Parade. Cam’s will donate a portion of all purchases to assist the veterans who put on the parade.

April 20

5 to 7 p.m.: Roast Pork Dinner

Hosted by the Spafford Auxiliary at the Spafford Fire House on Route 41. Proceeds from the breakfasts will benefit the Spafford Food Pantry. For more info or to make a donation, call Ann Cole at 636-8199.

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Community News Camillus Memorial Day Committee readies for 65th annual parade May 30, 2011, will mark the 65th annual Camillus Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies with the parade theme of “65 Years of Remembering.” It is also an ‘alumni year,” which is celebrated every five years with the appearance of the West Genesee Wildcats Alumni Marching Band — always a huge attraction. “The committee is very excited about the events this year,” said Parade Chairman Don Laxton. “We’re working diligently to make this the best one yet, and will also soon announce our very special Grand Marshal.” The parade and all ceremonies are sponsored and paid for by the Camillus American Legion and VFW Posts. “Most bands who participate charge a fee,” he said. “Flags that are placed on military gravesites and handed out to parade goers along with several other costs are born by the two veteran’s groups who rely entirely on donations.” This year, the committee is working with area businesses and individuals to help with fundraising efforts. In addition to the popular “Be a Star…Buy a Star” program, where families can remember a loved one by buying a $10 star painted with the name and placed on a board in front of the town hall, the

parade committee is instituting a “Buy a Flag” program. For $1, people may purchase a paper flag and have Don Laxton it displayed with their name at participating businesses. Also, CAM’s NY Pizzeria will host two fundraising events at their Kasson Rd. location from 4 to 9 p.m. April 18 and again all day May 15. CAM’s will donate a portion of their sales to the parade. “We are looking for more businesses to help us out, both by selling and posting the paper flags and with other fundraising events they may like to hold,” Laxton said. “This is the largest community event of the year and we wanted to give the community an opportunity to participate in their very special event.” Businesses wanting to help are asked to call Laxton at 3807634 or Co-Chairman Bernie Bunce at 672-5437. To “Buy a Star” for a loved one, call Bob Cudworth at 487-3906. Groups interested in participating in the parade itself are urged to call Laxton or Bunce now to assure placement.

Village of Marcellus proposes 20 percent tax hike Marcellus village residents could see a tax rate increase of 20 percent, or $100 per $100,000 assessed property value, if the village board’s tentative budget is approved. In addition to raising the tax levy, the village plans to cut services and eliminate one part-time clerk position and three police shifts in order to balance the budget. All village employees have also agreed to freeze their wage for the coming fiscal year. Mayor John Curtin said one factor behind the tax increase was a $160,000 reduction in sales tax revenue from the county. In January, village property owners received a combined

By Ned Campbell county and town tax bill that was nearly 23 percent lower than the previous year. This reduction was made possible by the county’s redistribution of the sales tax, Curtin said. “Now there is a need for the village to make up for the revenue taken by the county and passed on to village property owners,” Curtin wrote in the village’s spring newsletter. Curtin said a village resident paying taxes on a home assessed at $100,000 would have paid $151 less in county sales tax this year; village taxes for that resident would increase $100, making for a total savings of $51. Another contributing factor toward the heightened tax levy was an increase of debt services

This pie chart, provided by Mayor John Curtin, shows how funds from a $600 tax on a $100,000 home would be applied in each category of the budget. by more than 60 percent. Curtin said this resulted from major infrastructure work on Reed See Village budget, page 12

Mayor Curtin hears back from Buerkle By Ned Campbell Marcellus Mayor John Curtin heard back from Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle after writing her a letter of support for the federally funded, county administered Community Development Block Grant program. “[Community Development] grants have been most instrumental in helping to improve the lives of our residents by upgrading and modernizing village infrastructure,” Curtin wrote in a letter dated March 10. “It is money that has been very well spent and includes ... an investment by the residents them-

selves.” In her response, dated March 14, Buerkle thanked Curtin for sharing his concerns on funding for the program, which awards matching grants to communities that are eligible based on income level. “Every federal program is a candidate for scrutiny,” Buerkle wrote. “However, I understand that in these difficult economic times, the CDBG program has played a critical role for localities such as Marcellus. That is why I voted against cutting an additional $100 million from the CDBG program during the recent consideration of Continuing Resolution amendments.”

Marcellus Volunteer Fire Department opens its doors Saturday protection for its residents. Now more than ever, they need more of their neighbors joining their fire department. On Saturday April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Marcellus Fire Department, located on Slate Hill Road, will join volunteer fire departments across the state at their respective firehouses for the first-ever unified recruitment drive, as part of National

Volunteer Week 2011. “Come on out and join us for this unique recruitment day at our firehouse,” said John Rossiter, Marcellus Fire Department Chief. “Our current members love what they do; they are everyday heroes who help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other area residents to join our fire service family.”

In brief Marcellus VFD seeking new members

The Marcellus Fire Dept. is seeking accountants, physicians, business owners, managers, teachers and skilled tradesman who would like to join the department but do not necessarily want to become a firefighter or attend firefighting classes. Anyone interested in becoming a member and helping out with accounting practices, fund raising, policy development, strategic planning and construction projects should call department president Jeff Berwald at 263-4373.

Throughout the day, the Marcellus Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, answer questions and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department.

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The Marcellus Fire Department is opening its doors to area residents so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Marcellus Fire Department needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers so it can continue to provide the optimum level of


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A method for the madness

Five weeks ago in this space, I offered the notion that March, and college basketball’s post-season, arrived with a large dose of uncertainty about it, that there was no super team, that the upcoming NCAA Tournament would surprise and confound us before it was done. Well, I turned out wrong. It wasn’t surprising or confounding. It was downright shocking. Okay, some people thought Connecticut would stay hot and that Kentucky would continue its late surge and get to Houston. But Butler again? Virginia Commonwealth? What is going on here? The Rams’ run to the Final Four, after being one of the last four teams in the field and forced to play an extra round, drew particular attention, as much for the vehement criticism that followed Shaka Smart and company everywhere. Right from the moment the selections were announced, commentators and columnists tripped over each other flogging VCU and griping that the likes of Virginia Tech and Colorado weren’t selected. They questioned the tournament committee’s intelligence, among other potshots. And even after the Rams’ extraordinary performance in the Dance, these same “experts” lined up again to take one more whack, begging the NCAA to never, ever let the tournament expand again. Better to point fingers elsewhere than admit you were wrong about VCU. See Blackwell, page 11

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Assemblyman responds to state budget passing Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I — Pulaski) issued the following statement today after the budget passed when session continued late into the night: “I’m pleased the budget was enacted — on time and without new taxes. By no means was this an ideal plan, but it is the first budget that reflects the economic difficulty New York has faced over the last three years. Previous leaders refused to deal with the financial reality, which is why

cuts in state aid this year are severe. I am hopeful that the tough choices made this year will set the state on a new course — one that creates jobs and grows our economy. Barclay Job growth would restore funding to those areas and programs which experienced steep cuts this year — such as healthcare and education. This

budget closes the deficit, enacts a better Power for Jobs plan, decreases spending and does not create new borrowing. All of these are important to the overall health of our state, and are priorities I have long fought for. Moving forward, we need to create mandate relief for local governments and school districts, which would help lower property taxes for New Yorkers and keep residents and jobs here.”

Marcellus Memories

50 years ago, 1961 “Memories of Marcellus” by Frank Griffing went as follows… This week I will tell you about teasels. George Phillips, my wife’s grandfather, came over from England in 1833. He brought teasel seeds with him and settled on West Hill.  He sowed the seed in 1834, and as it takes two years to grow a crop, he harvested his first crop in 1835 and in the fall, he went down east where the large woolen mills were at that time and sold his crop and came home and trimmed and packed the teasels in large boxes and shipped them and that was the beginning of raising teasels in Marcellus and Skaneateles. Teasels were a good money crop when farmers got three or five dollars a thousand, ten lbs. made a thousand. I do not believe they were grown in any other place in the state, other than in Marcellus and Skaneateles. Gallop Brothers of Marcellus were large buyers of the teasels. They had a number of women and men trimming and packing the teasels in the boxes to be shipped. Carl Wood owned the building that was used for trimming. When I was a boy, I worked for George Stuckey and he raised teasels, so I know how it was done. I believe there are some teasels grown now in Oregon and some in France. The last teasels that I know of raised around here were grown by Jack Byrne on Limeledge Road and Will Rickard on Rickard Road.  Happy Birthday notes went out to Ronald Frost, Alice Frost and Belva Taylor on March 31, Michael Wheeler and Charles Schuyler on April 1, Glenn Snell on the 3rd, Jean Whalen on the 7th, Helen Hunt on the 10th and Donald Newell and John Newell on the 11th.  Belated

wishes went out to Roger Trendowski on Domurat March 15, and Beverly Schmidt on the 18th, Sharon Sweeney on the 22nd, Bill Sweeney on the 24th, Gary Schoonmaker on the 26th and Larry Birchmeyer on the 27th. Eddie Sharpe celebrated his 13th birthday by having a few of his neighbors in for ice cream and cake. Those present were Dale Haggett, Chuck Gildersleeve, Shawn and Kevin Duffy and Eddie’s brother, Alan. Dannie Smith treated his Kindergarten class at Kasson Road School to cupcakes to celebrate his 6th birthday.  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Frost celebrated their anniversary on April 2.  Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ryan celebrated an anniversary on April 4.  Kathy Gildersleeve entertained friends at a St. Patrick’s Day Party. Guests were Pam Oley, Priscilla York, Christine Estlinbaum, Cathy Lynch, Diane Rozelle, Susan Grinnell, Nancy Stevens, Betty Gettner, Ellen Macholl and Christine Florczyk.  A wonderful time was had by all, even though St. Patrick’s Day was over.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sweeney announced the arrival of their daughter, Patricia Ann born on St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Callahan announced the birth of their daughter Mary Patricia also on March 17th. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, Jr., announced the birth of their daughter, Alice Ann, on March 15th.  Today you are faced with many choices. You shall call upon the source of your inspiration to guide you in making positive steps forward.  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sweeney (the former Madeline Joseph)

moved back to Howlett Hill from Orlando, FL. They are now living in their house on Cpl. Welch Rd. Mr. Sweeney operates the gas station at the corner of Kasson Rd. and West Genesee Street. Two 4-H Clubs in this area have completed the 1961 Onondaga County 4-H Tractor Program. They are the East Hill Green Boys and the West Hill 4-H Club. The instruction covered tractor care, safety, maintenance and repair, with the emphasis on safety.  The seven members of the East Hill Green Boys completing the project were: Dixon Bishop, Duane Eibert, Don Oliver, Jr., David Wright, Jim Hotaling, Jim Lathrop and Jim Oliver. Their leader is Don Oliver, Sr. The members of the West Hill 4-H Club were Bill Lukins, David Lukins and Jim Wood. Their leader is Bill Schneider.  Replacing the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of former years, Marcellus Central School has recently selected ten students as members of the 1961 Honors Group. As indicated one year ago, the purpose of this change is to honor more students who have excelled in their studies at a time when graduating classes are growing in size. The Honors Group is composed of those students who have in January of their senior year earned a 3 ½ year grade point average of 3.5 (A minus) or higher, and are eligible to receive NYS Regents Diplomas. This year the Honors Group includes the following students: David Bush, David Driver, Rose Anne Frost, Dawn Harkness, Roberta Little, Elizabeth McNally, Susan Raynor, Christopher Wiles, David Smith and Mary Ann Wilcox.  George Washington may have never told a lie… but he was relatively new to politics. 


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MCS students shave their J-E Odyssey of the Mind heads for cancer research team scores eighth at states By Dave Taddeo Several Driver Middle School and K. C. Heffernan Elementary School students had their heads shaved as a group as an outward sign of the effort to defeat cancer. The students participated as members of the Cub Scout Pack 166 Team. St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus was the site as fourth graders Edward Plogman, Bryce Kelly and Patrick Morocco, Kyle Denka (fifth grade),George West (second grade), Justin West (kindergarten) and parents Dave Plogman and Tom West stepped forward and had the hair from their heads shaved off. The St. Baldrick’s initiative at St. Joseph’s Church raised $9,934 for childhood cancer research. Athletes take part The scene at Kitty Hoynes

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From left: DMS students Patrick Morocco, Bryce Kelly and Edward Plogman had their heads shaved during the St. Baldrick’s fundraising event at St. Joseph’s Church. in downtown Syracuse was This year’s event raised a-buzz with hundreds of more than $330,000 dollars, excited people as the Mar- thanks to “head shaving� cellus Varsity Boys Lacrosse donors like the Marcelteam anxiously awaited the lus Varsity Boys Lacrosse call to jump into the styl- Team. ist chair. The annual Kitty One by one, coaches and Hoynes St. Baldrick’s event team members stepped up is one of the largest and to the chairs and had their most successful of its kind. heads shaved amid the cheers of family and friends and the clicking of cameras poised to capture the moment. Also participating were younger siblings and youthful lacrosse players from the Marcellus Youth Soccer Program. The Marcellus boys lacrosse group raised more than $2,000 for the St. Baldrick’s fight against childhood cancer. In addition to the monies raised, the team will now become a lacrosse playing symbol of solidarity with kids who are fighting cancer. Here are the Marcellus varsity lacrosse team members: Dave Taddeo

Marcellus Varsity lacrosse player R. J. Linder from the team gets his head shaved for the St. Baldrick’s fundrasing initiative to fight childhood cancer.


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West Genesee celebrates diversity

KCH Elementary students discover their talents

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First grade teacher Suzanne McClurg teaches sign language at K. C. Heffernan Elementary School’s Discover Your Talent Day. By Dave Taddeo MCS Public Info Consultant

The West Genesee District-Wide Diversity Committee hosted the third annual Culture Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 2 at the high school in the cafeteria, the upper gymnasium and the library. The event featured dancing, live music, cultural demonstrations, food samples, artwork, T-shirts, kids crafts, an activity area and much more. Students and families took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate cultural differences and similarities. The event and committee coordinator was Theresa Williams. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Seniors Anisha Shetty and Bindya Zachariah set up a booth celebrating Indian culture. Seniors Marianna Gillis and Caitlin Williams at the “Stop the Hate, Spread the Hope” booth. Seniors Ashley Brazeal and Brittany Andrews volunteering for the event. Sophomores Lauren DeJohn, Kailee Abdou handing out cookies from one of the booths. Bonnie Russell photos

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and Calli Rogers. In the La Tour Guide, JE’s team tied for 3rd place. Team members include Tory Bush, Elizabeth Hilliard, Kristen Hilliard, Samantha Moru, Amanda Brown, and Colleen Dodge.                 In the middle school competition, J-E’s Team B took first place in Extreme Mousemobiles en route to the March 26 state competition. Team members are Troy Hanchett, Tyler Scott, Ethan Scott, Blake Trexler,

Brandon Phelps and Cody Hanchett. J-E’s Team A took third place in Extreme Mousemobiles. Members include Jaiver Wood, TJ Decarr, Tyler Jackson, Jordan McClure and Jake Mickle Also having a strong performance in the Full Circle was the team of Rachel Gleason, Lexi Switzer, Austin Suslik, Demirea Marsh, Abigail Shafer and Sean Ferguson.

The K. C. Heffernan Elementary School Sitebased Team staged the fifth-annual Discover Your Talent Day Saturday March 26 at KCH School. The format of this community event provided the opportunity for children to participate in two handson workshops designed to introduce students to something they’ve always wanted to try. “We are so happy to be offering a day like this for our students,” said Principal Gary Bissaillon. “It promises to really enhance their learning at every level.” More than 300 students had the opportunity to participate in the event which included 24 workshops designed to introduce students to a new skill or something they might like, but have never tried before. Coordinators Peggy Morocco, Sheila Kelly, and Principal Gary Bissaillon are put together this innovative learning experience that was filled with hands-on learning, talented and creative adult role models, meaningful activity and most importantly, just plain fun. A special thanks goes out to the KCH parents, teachers and community members who donated their time and talent to this exceptional project. Just as impressive was the creativity and excitement of the wonderful children who attended this joyful day of discovery. Discover Your Talent Day workshop sessions and presenters: Bird Watching – Larry Jones and Judy Wright, Cedar Craft Wild Bird Center Cake Decorating – Wegman’s Candle Making – Nancy MacLachlan, Scent from Above Card Making/Rubber

Stamping – Sherri Kimber and Lisa Scalice Circus Arts – Dave Fern, Auburn Physical Education Teacher Crocheting, Knitting, Cross Stitching – C. B. Pottinger, Melissa Stahl, Jamie Johnston Cup Stacking – Dave Fern Fishing Expedition – Bass Pro Shops Foreign Language Quest – Shelly Marsh, Marcellus Senior High School Foreign Language Teacher and Jessica Cuello, Marcellus French Teacher Guitar Pluck and Strum – Tom Barnes and Doug Linn Irish Step Dance – Ashford Irish Dance Company, Jill Domick, owner Karate – Tearney’s Karate, Renishi Clark, instructor Learn to Cartoon – Fulton Screen Printing, Tom Brady, owner Nature Adventure – Becky Lynch, Baltimore Woods Painting Pastime – Liz Doebert, Art Instructor and Nancy Rynkiewicz, Local Artist Pottery Pursuit – Mike Greenfield and Kristin Stuart Science Experiments – Dr. Fred Jquin, Assistant Professor Science, Chemistry, and Physical Science, Onondaga Community College Sewing Sensation – Green Stitch Company, Mindy Manahan (owner) and Pam Carey Sign Language – Suzanne McClurg, First Grade Teacher, K. C. Heffernan Soap Making – The Wren’s Den, Mary Carlic, owner Soccer – The Ultimate Goal, Kevin Dooley, instructor Woodworking – McClurg Associates, Scott McClurg, owner Yoga – Dena Beratta, Certified Infinite Light Yoga Teacher and Adjunct Yoga Instructor at Onondaga Community College


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Camillus Chamber promotes the ‘sunny side’ of Syracuse

AAA to hold courses in Camillus AAA Western and Central New York will sponsor a series of driver training classes throughout the month of April. All classes will be held at the AAA Camillus Travel and Insurance Center, 5103 West Genesee Street, Camillus. Class participants will receive up to a 10 percent insurance discount on their collision and liability insurance premiums for the principal driver. Drivers will receive a benefit on their driving record, valid for three years, by up to 4 points for violations

occurring within the past 18 months. AAA Camillus will also host a five-hour pre-licensing course for new drivers on Saturday April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The five-hour pre-licensing course is required for permit-holding drivers to take their road test. Completion of the course earns an MV-278 pre-licensing course certificate. The cost is $30 for AAA members and $35 for non-members. Class participants should register by calling 1-800-836-2582 or visiting aaadriverpro- The defensive driving course is also available online at Online participants will receive the same benefits as those who take the classroom course.

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The Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce will distribute 5,000 packets of sunflower seeds and has just released the 2011 Member Directory & Buyers’ Guide. Vice-President Bernie Bunce (pictured) said the seeds and directories will be available at member businesses and Chamber events.  Both items promote Camillus as “the sunny side of Syracuse.� For more information, go to or call Kathy Kitt at 247-5992. Submitted photo

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St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation will host its annual black tie optional gala dinner dance on June 3. The event, which netted more than $304,381 last year, will be held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino with a “green and silver eco-chic� theme. The theme celebrates the first stage of one of the largest “green� building projects in Upstate New York – St. Joseph’s emergency services building – as well as the 20th year of successful galas held to support St. Joseph’s many programs and services. Presenting sponsor is Central New York Infusion Services, LLC; gala cochairs are Drs. Susan Merola-McConn and Mark McConn, and Dr. Alan and Mrs. Deborah Simons. Cocktails begin at 6:45 p.m. in the event center atrium with dinner to follow at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom. Dancing will be to the live music of


Atlas. In addition, this year’s gala features “Champagne ‘On Ice’� by Cazenovia Jewelry. One lucky guest will take home a pair of one-carat total weight diamond stud earrings. Proceeds from the gala are used to support St. Joseph’s programs and services. Tickets to the event are $200 per person; $300 per patron and $3,000 per patron table. A discounted room rate is available at Turning Stone until May 3, for those attending St. Joseph’s gala. To RSVP by May 6, contact St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation at 315703-2137 or e-mail foundation@sjhsyr. org. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center ( is a non-profit, 431bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. term health.

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Marcellus High School inducts NHS members By Dave Taddeo “Some people make it happen, some people watch it happen, and some people ask ‘what happened’. I implore you to go out there and make it happen.” With these words Marcellus Senior High School Principal John Durkee welcomed students and families to the 2011 National Honor Society Induction ceremony held Sunday March 27 at the high school cafeteria. The ceremony was organized by faculty advisors Heidi Busa and Laura Kuhns along with senior class members of honor society. National Honor Society president Nicholas Huss

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National Honor Society President Nick Huss addresses the audience during the NHS induction ceremony held March 27. welcomed families and spoke to the honor society selection process. Huss was followed by seniors Melissa Lee, Tim Schneider, Sarah Glose and Emily Lobello, who highlighted the honor society’s traits of scholarship, character, community service and leadership. Schneider defined character as “doing the right thing when no one is watching and upholding the Marcellus High School motto of ‘integrity, tenacity, and community.’”

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Principal John Durkee gives the ceremony’s opening speech.


Sarah Glose reminded the new inductees of all the support they had received from parents, families and teachers along their successful educational journeys. “Community service is recognizing the support you have had in your life and supporting those in the community that need your support,” she said. Of course, the highlight of the honor society induction program was the introduction of each National Honor Soci-

ety 2011 inductee. A slide show provided the backdrop as one-by-one current society members shared the achievements and admirable character traits of their newly inducted peers. A reception sponsored by the Marcellus Academic Club was held in the high school foyer following the induction ceremony. Here are this year’s Marcellus Senior High School National Honor Society Inductees:

Sarah Ackley Madeline Balman John Bell Grace Bolewski Ryan Bonk Leda Brittenham Kathryn Busa Gail Canne Grace Carlic Erin Driscoll Sean Dunn Joe Fallon Danielle Felty Nicole Fletcher Sarah Francesconi Angela Gonnella David Gooden Kyle Hastings Olivia Higgins Chad Johnson Sarah Kelly Adam Kinsella Oliver Knox Bryan Koes Rachel Marra Dan Martin Rebecca Nolan Kelsey Nowak Katie O’Connell Jessica Osborne Austin Quinlan Taylor Rescignano Faith Seeley Erica Smith Colleen Stapleton Matt Tice Alanna Todd Baillie Vensel Karina Wagner Kaitlyn Wilkinson Phil Zdanowski

In brief Marcellus ‘After the Prom’ organizers seeking assistance The Marcellus After the Prom party will be held April 30 immediately following the Junior Prom (approximately midnight) at the Skaneateles Rec Center. Organizers are looking for volunteers and donations to support this event. The party is a nonsponsored school event, so any community member is welcome to help out by volunteering their time or a donation.  For info, contact Linda Kelly at 6732720 or lindak55@twcny. rrcom. 

‘After the Ball’ committee to meet The next Marcellus After the Ball Party will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday April 25 at the Marcellus high school LGI Room. All Marcellus seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. Items for donating to the student auction can be brought to this meeting. For more info, call Jack Murphy at 673-4248

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the Wildcats still saw the teams of Andrew Albert-Brett Smith, Erik Breault-Mike Plunkett and Shane Heyn-Tanner McGuire all prevail. Up in singles, Tyler Arnold got a small challenge from Bryan Swierczek, but won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Brent Boleslav earned a 6-1, 6-3 win over James Garzia.

New league, new opponents, new class – but it’s the same Bishop Ludden baseball team with the same high ambitions to claim Section III and state honors before the spring is done. At one point in 2010, the Gaelic Knights were the state’s no. 1-ranked Class B team. But it could not even get out of the sectional playoffs as neighbor and rival Westhill avenged two regular-season losses to Ludden by winning the sectional final at Alliance Bank Stadium, then winning its second straight state championship. For 2011, just about everything is different. Ludden has moved from the Onondaga High School League Liberty to Freedom divisions and, at the same time, will move

from Class B to A once playoff time rolls around. This does keep the Gaelic Knights from meeting all of its neighbor schools – though it will play Westhill in the May 21 regularseason finale – but it gains a new set of quality opponents, including “Holy War” rival Christian Brothers Academy, whom it will face April 11 and May 17. At least Ludden is prepared for the promotion, with most of its lineup back from last season – and it wasted little time showing its new league foes what it could do. On a chilly, overcast Thursday afternoon, the Gaelic Knights began 2011 by displaying both pitching and power (especially from Mike DePalma in the latter See Ludden, Next page


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Westhill, Marcellus win lacrosse openers By Phil Blackwell Westhill’s boys lacrosse team enters 2011 still gloating over its nice post-season run of a year ago, with the intention to do more – though it will have to deal with Marcellus, among others, to meet those high expectations. After going 9-7 in the 2010 regular season, the Warriors, as a no. 7 seed in the Class C playoffs, bashed Onondaga in the first round, then shocked no. 2 seed Cazenovia 9-6 in the quarterfinals before falling to LaFayette in the semifinals. Seven seniors are gone from that squad, including the likes of Tris Nicola, Alex Lesins, Dylan Tripodi and John Dillon. But goalie Mark McAnaney is back, as are John Zimmerman, Owen Nicola, Connor Byrne and Austin Webb, so there’s reason to think Westhill could get better. At least the opening act proved a success, as the Warriors went to Fulton last Wednesday night and took charge in the middle stages

of an 18-6 romp of the Red Raiders. Already up 3-1, Westhill used a seven-goal spurt in the second period to put Fulton away. A strong second half followed, too, as Zimmerman, with four goals and three assists, led a potent attack. Webb and Nicola both had three-goal hat tricks of their own. Byrne and Richie Easterly produced two goals apiece, while Jack Centore, Justin Selbach, Ryan Suddaby and Luke Longo also took turns landing goals. McAnaney got an assist as Chris Lawton, with four saves, saw more time in the net. At the same time, Marcellus, who plays Westhill this Wednesday, had its opener against Clinton – and also prevailed, overcoming a rough start to beat that other group of Warriors 14-5. This was the debut for new Mustangs head coach Leo McInerney, who took over after previous coach Jim Morrissey left to take a position in Connecticut.

Having gone 8-9 a season ago, Marcellus may have felt some concern as Clinton took an early 3-2 lead. But just like Westhill, the Mustangs scored seven times in the second period to take charge – even though, without injured top faceoff man Luke McNaney, the Warriors won 22 of the 25 draws. Still, R.J. Linder found the net five times as Tyler Tomeny added a three-goal hat trick. Both were fed by Luke and Tom McNaney, who both finished with four assists to go with single tallies. Connor Wheeler added two goals and one assist, with Carey Mielnicki and Kevin Hutchings also converting. On Friday, Marcellus made it back-to-back wins, spoiling Jordan-Elbridge’s season opener with a solid 16-6 victory over the Eagles. J-E had gone through a tumultuous opening month of practice. Long-time varsity head coach Rick Young and JV coach Mike Smart were removed by the school board,

a cause of considerable controversy in the community. In stepped B.J. O’Hara, onetime coach at Hobart College, who currently coaches the Rochester Rattlers of the Major Lacrosse League. He was only on the job for a few days before J-E had to open up against Marcellus, a tough task even in the best circumstances. The Mustangs were steady and strong throughout the first half, building an 11-4 lead. And even when Marcellus cooled off a bit in the third quarter, the Eagles could not catch up, even though Gale Thorpe had five of his team’s goals and Zach Stevenson also converted. Tomeny took the lead, scoring five times and adding an assist. Mike McNaney, just an eighth-grader, impressed with the first three-goal hat trick of his varsity career as Linder got two goals and two assists. Dalton Wenzel and Tom McNaney both finished with two goals and one assist. J-E goalie Ben Cheney made 14 saves.


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category) in an 11-0 shutout of Fulton. Ryan O’Kane started and went four innings for the win, striking out seven while allowing four hits. Relievers James Murray and Corey Hunter combined for five strikeouts and just one hit allowed in three innings of work. Meanwhile, Mike DePalma crushed Fulton pitching, twice going deep for home runs and finishing with seven RBIs. Murray also had a round-tripper, part of a threehit barrage that included a double, single, four runs scored and two RBIs. O’Kane and Corey Poplawski also drove in runs as Chris Davis added a pair of hits, including a double. Before the first clash with CBA, the Gaelic Knights are set to face Fowler and East Syracuse-Minoa this week, weather permitting. Westhill, meanwhile, is set to begin its quest for a third straight state title Friday when it hosts Cazenovia.


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Marcellus girls lacrosse edged by Skaneateles By Phil Blackwell So another season where the Marcellus girls lacrosse team feels that, at last, it will get to the top of the Section III Class C ranks is underway. Yet a haunting and familiar theme lingers from seasons past – namely, close and agonizing defeats to its neighbors from Skaneateles. The latest chapter in the Marcellus-Skaneateles saga unfolded last Thursday night, the Mustangs taking a 9-8 defeat where it led by as many as four in the second half, but could not hold on. Having smashed Cicero-North Syracuse 16-3 in its opener two nights earlier, Marcellus arrived with a full amount of confidence, even though Skaneatlees returned most of its starters from 2010, when it lost the Section III Class C final to Carthage. Right away, the Lakers’ plan was obvious – stop Floridabound senior Nora Barry and slow the tempo down. On both ends in the first half, Skaneateles succeeded, holding Barry without a point by putting two defenders on her at all times, even when she didn’t have the ball. Then when Barry did gain possession, as many as four defenders would swarm her. Still, the Mustangs erased three different one-goal deficits

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ABOVE: Marcellus midfielder Nora Berry fends off Skaneateles midfielder Carley Davis. LOWER LEFT: Midfielder Nora Berry of Marcellus scores a goal against Skaneatles goalie Shannon Byrne. LOWER RIGHT: Skaneatles senior Dianne Vitkus defends sophomore Molly McGuane of Marcellus. to lead 4-3 at halftime. Catherine Nolan scored twice, while Ellen Brooks and Molly McGuane also

converted, the goals coming on solo runs through space opened up by all the attention given to Barry. Early in the second half, Barry started finding space to operate – and promptly burned Skaneateles for three straight goals (two of them 32 seconds apart), stretching the Marcellus lead to 7-3. Yet the Lakers rallied and, thanks to goals by Carly Davis and Erin Callahan 15 seconds apart, moved within 7-6 midway through the half. Barry’s fourth goal made it 8-6 with 11:19 left, but the Mustangs would not score again, giving Skaneateles ample time to catch up. And it was 8-7 when, with 1:16 to

play, a yellow card left Marcellus a player short for the remainder

of regulation. Taking full advantage, Skaneateles tied it when Shelby McNeilly converted with 52.3 seconds left. The Lakers won the ensuing draw and earned a free position with 5.6 seconds to play. Instead of shooting, Callahan passed it to Dianne Vitkus, who snapped a shot past Renee Poullott 2.2 seconds before time expired. Before this, the Mustangs opened at home against CNS and systematically took the Northstars apart. Marcellus nearly put together a first-half shutout, holding CNS without a goal for more than 22 minutes as it steadily built an 8-0 lead. When Barry scored for the third time late in the half, she reached the 200-goal mark for her career, and would tally three more before it was done, adding an assist. Nolan put together three goals and three assists, with McGuane also finding the net three times. Brooks got two goals as Carli Brienza, Courtney Tomeny and Emily Hennigan each found the net, too. The Skaneateles defeat hurt, but there will be a rematch May 9 on the Lakers’ home turf. In the meantime, the Mustangs are home again Thursday night to face Cazenovia.

Wildcats bash Corcoran, handle Carthage By Phil Blackwell




Carrying the usual amount of maximum expectations, accompanied by maximum effort, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team are on the field again. Coach Mike Messere’s Wildcats are out to win a 10th consecutive Section III Class A title. Many thought that Corcoran, who visited Camillus Friday night and lost to WG in last year’s sectional final, were a real challenger to the throne. Yet if this is what passes for a challenge, then it might prove a long spring for all the others who yearn after the Wildcats’ throne. Corcoran got slapped around, WG excelling in all phases of the game during a 17-2 romp over the Cougars. What mostly changed, in the two days since WG opened the season with a hard-

fought 8-5 win over Carthage, was the way its offense performed. Everything, from face-offs to passes to ball movement to scoring when the opportunities arose, was better in this second game of the season. It took just 22 seconds for the Wildcats to get on the board against Corcoran. Right after Matt Schattner won the opening faceoff, Tim Barber got open, charged in and beat Corcoran’s sophomore goalie, Noah Galvan, who would struggle the entire evening. Barely a minute later, defenseman Pat Brown took the ball in his own end and made an 80-yard run to the other net, throwing it home to make it 2-0. Other than when the Cougars cut it to 21 on Dillon Brown’s tally, the visitors never were close. In particular, Corcoran senior See Wildcats, page 17


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All this has caused me to ponder the very nature of the tournament and its components – power conferences, mid-majors, and everything in between. Then I would ask the question – how big should the tournament be? Then, once that is figured, who should get in? Maybe the 64-team model was perfect, but those days are gone. The current 68 is incomplete if the snubs are obvious. The much-discussed 96 doesn’t feel right, and though the late John Wooden would have loved it, inviting everyone into the field already happens, to some degree, with conference tournaments everywhere except the Ivy League. Eventually, the number I settled on was 80 teams. Before you say it’s too much, though, let me show you how we would get to that number to insure that (1) the best possible field takes the floor and (2) no more class time is missed, which the NCAA constantly carps about. Here goes: Give the non-power conferences the option of discarding their tournaments (which don’t make much money anyway) and just send the regularseason champion. Then protect their place in the tournament, even if it’s a no. 17 through 20 seed. - Big or small, every regular-season conference champion goes into the main field. Most likely, a Big East, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 or SEC champ would be a no. 1 to no. 8 seed anyway. That rewards the regular season. - In all, 48 teams would be protected – the top eight seeds in each region, with all the major conference champions and top at-large teams, plus the champions of the 16 lowest-ranked conferences that, in tournaments past, never had better than a 13 seed. - Then, take the 32 remaining teams, all of them at-large selections by the tournament committee, and play 16 games Tuesday and Wednesday, rather than the “First Four� we saw this year. Make them earn their place in the field. To save time and travel, use the same sites as the next two rounds Thursday through Sunday. Under this system, VCU would not have to justify their place in the field. For all you Syracuse fans, the Orange, instead of getting snubbed in 2007 and ’08, would have made it, with a chance to play their way in. All possible snubs, from power con-

From page 4 ferences or mid-majors, would get their chance, too. And TBS, TNT and TruTV would be glad to telecast all of them as the appetizer for the main event, once it’s pared down to 64. In short, it’s an oldfashioned compromise between those who say that having 64 teams is the ideal format (because of bracket pools, no doubt) and those, like Jim Boeheim, that insist on expansion because, among other things, coaches get canned for not making the Dance. With nearly 350 teams in Division I basketball, even an expansion to 80 would still mean that less than 25 percent of the schools get in. That’s less than the NBA, NHL or NFL playoffs, about the same as Major League Baseball, and far less than

the bloated college football system where more than half the Division I schools can flag a bowl bid, even if they’re 6-6. Five years ago, George Mason broke new trails when they stunned Michigan State, North Carolina and Connecticut on their way to the Final Four. Butler did even better, going to the big show twice, and VCU’s stunning rise further confirms that college basketball, at least in late March, is no longer confined to the big names. Deal with it. The NCAA Tournament needs to deal with this changing reality, and make sure that the powers and dreamers alike have their chance at glory. Maybe, with an 80-team field, that could happen.


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From page 3 The village board presented its proposed budget during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday April 4 at Village Hall. Curtin said approval of the budget would likely take place at the April 25 monthly board meeting. In other board news The village board held a pubic hearing at 7 p.m. Monday March 28 to inform residents of its request for Onondaga County Community Development Grant Program funding. Curtin said the estimated cost of the project being requested is about $150,400 and the grant would provide 80 percent of the funding, with the village providing 20 percent. “The project will include the trenchless rehabilitation of 907 feet of the sanitary sewer system on Scotch Hill Road, as well as the rehabilitation of five sewer manholes,� he said. “Currently, the village sanitary sewer system has an infiltration problem that is increasing overall costs for sewage treatment, which are borne by all residents in the village.� Design of the project is expected to occur during the fall and winter of 2011 and production should commence in the summer of 2012, provided the grant funds are awarded. Sewer rehab on Chrisler and Old North streets The board approved the



hire of engineering firm Barton & Loguidice for the trenchless sewer rehabilitation project of Chrisler and Old North streets in the amount of $14,400. Spring brush pickup dates announced The highway department announced that the dates for brush pickup in the village will be from April 1 to April 29. The town of Marcellus announced dates for the trash transfer stations. Those dates: 3 Noon to 3 p.m. Fridays: April 29, May 6 and May 13, 3 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays: April 30, May 7 and May 14 Residents can drop off electronic waste, but there will be a flat $6 fee per television or monitor, town officials said. The required permits are issued through the town clerk’s office, which can be reached at 673-3269. Olde Home Days committee to meet

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budget as it was adopted Wednesday used $2.3 million of its $4.4 million in available reserves. This district will not bring any employees back as a result of the restored aid. Brown said that from listening to Gov. Cuomo speak, he expects future budgets to pose challenges for West Genesee. “He’s still very much after the [2 percent] tax cap,” Brown said, adding: “I think if you bring something back, you’re just going to end up cutting it again next year. We just need respond to the conditions out there, take a leadership role and make do with what we have.” The 2011-12 spending plan is about $1.6 million less than the current year’s $69,938,455 budget. The district’s proposal includes 53 employee lay-offs for next year and deep cuts to programming in order to close a gap of $5.63 million. “I don’t feel good about it, but I feel that it was the right thing to do considering the

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From page 1 Brown said.

In February, employees district-wide voted to freeze their salary for the coming fiscal year, which saved $900,000 and well over 100 positions, Brown said. “The wage freeze was a true showing of trust and support in our school community and I think the cuts that we had to make, while unfortunate, I think spread pretty evenly through every part of our organization,” he said. What’s being eliminated The budget calls for the elimination of three administrators — an assistant high school principal, an assistant principal intern at the high school and the athletic director. Camillus Middle School assistant principal Mike Burns will take over the duties of athletic director for Anthony Pascale when he retires June 3. He will continue to serve as assistant principal. This change goes toward about $300,000 in sav-

taken from the district’s technology budget, $100,000 from utility expenses, and overtime costs were reduced by $15,000. Aides and hallway assistants will be reduced, and high school electives will need at least 15 students or they will be removed. There will also be fewer issues of the school newsletter next year. West Genesee, which now has 400 teachers, will have 21 less teachers next year. 8 1/2 of these lay-offs are due to declining enrollment or changes to programming, Brown said. 29 clerical staff, teacher aides and teacher assistants will be eliminated. In addition, the superintendent said he will work without a secretary. Residents will have a chance to respond to the budget during a public hearing at 7 p.m. May 4 at the West Genesee High School library, 5201 W. Genesee St., Camillus. The budget vote is set for 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium.

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Health & Wellness

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Dr. Shapero features oral cancer screening in April

The dental office of Dr. Suzanne Shapero is helping to change the face of oral cancer. During April, Dr. Shapero will offer half off the cost of ViziLite Plus oral cancer screening. ViziLite Plus is the most effective office oral screening available.

annual oral cancer screening exams are important When oral cancer is found early, treatment can be successful 82 percent of the time. Unfortunately, when compare to the survival rate of other cancers, the survival rate of oral cancer has not improved greatly over the last 30 years. Because early detection is a dr. suzanne shapero key to survival, 1 Charlotte St., Baldwinsville See Dr. Shapero, next page


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Syracuse Home specializes in short-term rehabilitation In a blink of an eye, Michelle Rurka’s life changed forever. On her way to visit her family in New Jersey, she hit a patch of black ice on the highway and lost control of her car. It flipped several times before resting on its roof. The impact of the crash broke her back. Once stabilized in the hospital weeks later, she chose Syracuse Home’s short-term rehabilitation to help her recover from her injuries. “I am so grateful for the care I received at Syracuse Home. The therapists are welltrained, supportive and committed to helping us return home to our families,” says Rurka. Syracuse Home’s comprehensive short-term rehabilitation has rapidly become one of Central New York’s most recommende d prog rams.

Short-term rehabilitation at Syracuse Home focuses on recovery by helping individuals build the strength, independence and confidence they need to return home. The professional rehabilitation therapies staff works with individuals with orthopedic conditions resulting from elective surgeries like hip or knee replacements or injuries such as multiple fractures resulting from accidents. Physical and occupational therapies develop skills that enable residents to lead independent lives. “After my accident, I never thought I would walk again. Within three weeks of rehabilitation, I returned home. Words cannot describe how wonderful it felt to actually walk into my home. I can’t say enough about my

experience. The nurses went above and beyond their normal duties to address my individual needs. I highly recommend Syracuse Home for short-term rehabilitation,” says Rurka. Occupational therapies address muscle strength, range of motion, plus cognitive and visual skills that enhance every day activities. When appropriate, speech therapies address treatment and management of communication impairments as well as swallowing disorders. Located on a beautiful 150-acre campus in historic Baldwinsville, Syracuse Home offers a full continuum of healthcare programs and services for seniors including; independent retirement living, assisted living, memory care, respite care, skilled nursing care and short-term reha-

Photo caption: Michelle Rurka of Baldwinsville exercises her arms as part of her rehabilitation treatment plan at Syracuse Home’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation center. bilitation. As a not-for-prof it organization, Syracuse Home boasts a 160-year m i ss i on of prov i d i ng

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Hematology-Oncology Associates provides the highest level of quality care Since 1982, Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY (HOA) has been a private practice dedicated to providing optimal care in a healing environment for the mind, body and spirit of patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders. HOA is comprised of 16 physicians, 22 nurse practitioners/physician assistants and 200-plus clinical personnel in four locations including one in Rome and three in the greater Syracuse area. They are privileged to have patients entrust them with their medical care and allow them to be an integral part of their healthcare journey. HOA treats about 2,500 new cancer patients and 1,300 new patients with blood disorders each year. HOA’s Clinical Research Department and Clinical Trials are one of our community’s jewels. HOA is one of just 50 National Cancer Institute Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) participants in the U.S. There are times when HOA’s patients can benefit from clinical trials using new cancer treatments or technologies that are unavailable anywhere else in Upstate NY. Everyone at HOA is deeply committed to offering their patients the most advanced treatments available. Their clinical staff is highly skilled and certified in their Oncology specialty. HOA’s comprehensive cancer sites offer infusion therapy and radiation therapy via two advanced Varian linear accelerators for IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy). Their East Syracuse facility also houses the CyberKnife, the world’s most

HOA is deeply committed to offering their patients the most advanced treatments available. accurate radiosurgery weapon, which painlessly treats tumors with minimal effects on nearby healthy cells. The CyberKnife tackles tumors throughout the body including the spine, brain, lung and prostate – even those deemed inoperable. Because it’s so effective, patients need far fewer treatments. HOA also offers in-house CT imaging, giving their treatment teams quick, desktop access to each patient’s cumulative imaging, so physicians can closely monitor progress. In addition,

their certified laboratory offers extensive on-site testing for exceptional results and patient convenience. What makes their practice truly special is that everyone at HOA is “united in spirit” – a spirit that is filled with possibilities and hope. They believe that effective medical treatment is not only about healing their patients’ physical illnesses, but also about promoting their emotional, mental and spiritual well being. Their patients are treated like people – not cases. They offer counseling and alternative therapies such as Reiki, massage, healing touch, acupuncture and foot reflexology to complement their state-of-the-art medical treatments and clinical trials. The mission of Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY is to provide the highest level of quality care in a healing environment for the mind, body and spirit of patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders. HOA’s sites include Brittonfield Parkway in East Syracuse – 472-7504; Onondaga Hill in Syracuse – 472-7504; North Medical Center in Liverpool – 472-7504, and East Chestnut Street in Rome – 339-5783. Their beautiful, healing space called “The Wellness Center” is located at 5700 West Genesee Street in Camillus and provides a haven of opportunity for the mind, body and spirit and it is open to the public. Visit their website at


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Health & Wellness

Seneca Federal: Navigating economic changes, same solid community foundation

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ing the face of oral cancer. HPV has long been known to cause cervical cancer in women and recent studies show that it may play a role in more than 25 percent of oral cancer cases. The human papilloma virus is a common sexually transmitted virus that is thought to be causing oral cancer in an increasingly younger patient population. Few people, if any, even know they have it. That is why your dentist recommends a potentially life saving screening exam called ViziLite Plus. During April, this $50 procedure will be offered at $25 in recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for a dental provider, Dr. Shapero is featuring a New Patient Special. Receive a free exam with cleaning and X-ray. Offer ends July 1, 2011. Call 625-6643 today for these services and ask about their spring specials on in-office bleaching and adult braces. In order to be more available, the office is now open until 7 p.m. Tuesdays. They are also a par provider for Delta Dental PPO, Delta Premier and DeCare. Local employers include Wegmans, Anheuser-Busch, AARP, Erie Insurance, Lockheed Martin Corp., M&T Bank, New York Power Authority, Clifton Springs Cavalier Transportation and others. The practice of Dr. Suzanne Shapero is located at 1 Charlotte St. in the heart of Baldwinsville. Dr. Shapero and her staff look forward to meeting new patients.


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Health & Wellness

Seneca Federal

From previous page

navigate our own internal changes while also navigating all the various changes in the economy and banking regulations,” Russo said. “Many small banks face a merger at the time executive and senior officers retire,” she said. “The continued viability of Seneca Federal is not only a tribute to the board, but also to the retiring officers and employees who provided others with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for the association to carry on for many more decades under the thrift charter and to this end we are very thankful to be given this opportunity entrusted to us.” Looking ahead to 2011, management remains committed to maintaining a steady course in carrying out the responsibilities entrusted to them by the board, as the merger between the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Office of The Comptroller of the Currency occurs in July of this year. “The extensive regulatory changes brought about by the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 marks yet another transformation in banking activities, which can stretch the resources of small community banks,” points out Russo. Reform will be far reaching into such areas as Federal consumer protection law compliance, state law compliance, and Homeland Security Regulations. The regulatory burden is always disproportionately heavy for reputable lenders such as Seneca Federal as attempts are made by the federal government to police the dishonest few. Russo is emphatic that the association will continue an ongoing commitment to educate and train its employees regarding new and changing compliance regulations to better assist both customers and noncustomers. She believes that it’s reassuring for members to know our officers and employees have the capability and initiative to successfully implement programs required by the complex regulatory environment. This ability is just as necessary as financial performance in keeping community banks viable as dictated by the federal examination process.

home refinancing, auto loans and other consumer loans, business needs, or our community and charitable financial support, Seneca Federal will be here.”

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St. Camillus to ‘spring into summer’ April 30 The Centers at St. Camillus Auxiliary will host its annual Spring Into Summer Fashion Show and Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday April 30. Featuring exciting fashions for men, women, and children from Kohl’s, this year’s event promises to be a family

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Cordon’s goals increased the margin to 4-1 in the second quarter. Craig got his second and third goals to cut the margin to 4-3 by halftime, but the Comets never got as close again after a thirdquarter shutout. Senior Cody Hoose had both of WG’s goals in that period, and Donahue and Connor Khammar converted in the fourth quarter. WG now takes its 2-0 mark to its first road game of the season Tuesday, at Baldwinsville, before returning home Thursday night to deal with Liverpool - both of them teams with similar championship ambitions like Corcoran, but in search of a far more competitive result.


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Schools and Scholars

West Genesee names February honor roll students The following West Genesee High School students were named to the honor roll. February’s high honor roll students were published in the March 23 issue of the Observer.

Ninth grade

Jessica Allen Ryan Andrews Tess Andrews Connor Avery Seamus Barry Elisabeth Beardsley Brandon Bertelli Julia Boyer Whitney Brand Matthew Brown Jessica Brusa Marissa Burden Henry Burns Erin Bussone Zachary Buza Samantha Cherry Emma Chynoweth Christopher Colbert Sarah Corrente Christopher Cruz Kelly Cunningham Jaycee Dal Porto Rachel Delany Riley Donahue Timothy Fletcher Caitlin Gaca Olivia Galloway Bailey Gauthier Rachel Gillett Neil Goodman Miranda Gould Amanda Grome Nathan Grome Jared Hansen Michael Holdrege Gabriella Holmes Naesean Howard Anna Hudson Sara Isgar Kayla Jones Hannah Kanoza Madison Kearns Carlee Kingston Nicolette Kittell

Adam Korzeniewski Michael Lannon Sean Leana Caitlin Lessun Morgan Lynk Daniel Macko Jordan Mallore Sean Marks Andrew Marotta Catherine Martin Vincent McCauley Sean McConnell Mary Kathryn McGlynn Katie McIntyre Ryan Molthrop Melissa Moran Nicholas Mulpagano Benjamin Myers Rachel Natoli Cailyn Negus Hanna Neimeier Sydney Papa Jacqueline Pardee Sydney Paul Haley Payne Angela Ponto Alyssa Power Matthew Prell Peter Ranieri Christopher Rosati Nicholas Ross Kristina Schindler Daniel Schrank Taylor Spinelli Ilona Stelmakh William Viau Schuyler Wolfram Matthew Zerkle

Tenth grade

Kailee Abdou Patricia Albright Bohdan Artymovych Natalie Badeau Ashley Biggs Joseph Birchenough Benjamin Blasland Jessica Boyce John Braundel Nicholas Calabrese Andrew Chau Daniel Conley Abby Connor

Connor Corcoran Samuel Corrente Catarina Council Alexander Cuttler Ryan Cuttler Alexa Danieu Brian Davis Juliana Defio Lauren DeJohn Nicholas DeJohn Katherine Donegan Taylor Ennist Joseph Farrell Steven Fenn Katherine Feraco Matthew Ferranti Morgan Gaffney Andrew Gearhart Marek Gonzalez Aidan Goodsell Lauren Graham Maggie Graser Thomas Haag Cheyene Hamilton Nathan Henson Adam Higginbotham Brady Hoose Taylor Horsman William Johnson Abigail Kastick Erin Kearney Samantha Lee Anna Leo Kaylene Lyons Mariah Macholl Hayley Martin Jamie Martin Liam Martin Joseph McDermott Kaleigh McGraw Robert Michel Brittney Murphy Megan Nolan Shantel Owens Ian Potash Nancy Pototsky Paul Pototsky Nicole Powlina Ian Richardson Kaila-Jean Ross Hayley Ruggireo Jennifer Salvetti Mckell Sampson

Eric Scherer Thomas Seketa Joseph Sicherman Courtney Smith Kelly Unz Alexandra Van Allen Paige Wager Benjamin Widrick Steven Williams Jacob Wojcik Sara Yagan

Eleventh grade

Timothy Allen Dana Anderson Dominic Belko Nicole Bello Zachary Boronka Katherine Brassie Erik Breault Caleb Brigham Marissa Budwey Joshua Byrne Jessica Childs Chelsea Clark Kara Dattellas Jacqueline Davis Alison Dellefave Anthony Demperio Gregory DeCirce Trevor Finney Stephen Gasparini Colin Graham Lindsay Grome Megan Guinta Bridget Hanuszczak Shannon Hawley Shane Heyn Naim Hussein Melody Jacobs Miranda Johnson Matthew Kemp Nicole Klinger Rachel Landry Jessica Louise Natalie LoRusso Melissa Magee Mohammad Mahmoud Meghan Mallaro Caitlin McHugh Darian Meggesto Michael Mellen Kelly Myers

Matthew Naton Matthew Nichols Courtney Nicholson Diana Okhman Anna Olesh Paige Pellizzeri Christine Peterson Ellie Phillips Alexander Pompo Taylor Porter Luke Potash Conner Pringle Katherine Regin Mark Reilly Corinne Roberts Ashley Romano Marissa Rose Naomi Schofield Zachary Schrader Abbey Slawson Max Stambler Jacob Sutherland Anthony Talarico Kerri Taylor Matthew Terry Kaitlin Villa Kaitlyn Ward Michael Wells Lauren White Tyler Zapisek

Twelfth grade

Brittany Andrews Anthony Angelo Thomas Anthony Melissa Bailey David Baraniewicz Hunter Baule Timothy Birchler Amanda Bosell Sarah Bower Brian Burns Amanda Byrne Joseph Carranti Antonetta Cassaniti Katelyn Clabaugh Taylor Clayton Zachary Connors Ian Coolican Morgan Cooney Shannon De Sellems Kayla Delaney Nicole Desko

Alexander DeJohn Alexandria Disque Maranda Dowling Brandon Dzwonkowski Marissa Edwards Alison Fenn Maria Fruscello Nina Giang Matthew Grecco Mackenzie Haley Rachael Hayden Maja Ivanova Christina Johnston Marian Kozak Eric Kreisler Kyle Cameron Michael LaValle Dante Mallaro Michael McCartney Marissa McNamara Marissa Miller Joshua Miner Elizabeth Morgan Zachary Morlang Allyson Motondo Brendan O’Meara Lauren Olszewski Rachel Paul Anthony Payne Jayson Perrine Michael Plunkett Kristin Purcell Miranda Ritchey Cody Ryan Moriah Saidel Connor Salanger Patrick Scherer Michael Schrank Brian Scott Emma Sheedy Alexis Smith Robert Sova James St. Croix Sarah Stamp Michael Stoianoff Lauren Thornton Andriy Troyanovych Alyssa Van Gampler Alexander Wierbinski Allyson Wood Nicholas Wood

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Maxwell Library in Camillus is offering help in two ways: First, the library will has many state and federal forms and instructions available for do-it-yourself preparers. These forms are free. Maxwell also offers internet access so that you can print out copies of forms that are available only online. There is a fee of 25 cents per sheet for computer printing. Second, two AARP tax specialists will be available by appointment to prepare your return for you. This free service is intended for people ages 60 or older or people of limited financial means, with relatively simple tax returns. Tax appointments will be scheduled Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., February 3 through April 14.  Each appointment can last one hour.  There are no walk-ins; call Maxwell Library at 672-3661 during regular hours to schedule an appointment. Before your appointment, please collect and bring the following information: 3 All 1099 forms from financial institution — showing interest, dividends and capital gains. 3 Any 2010 tax document you have, such as income, foreclosure, forgiveness of debt, tax-deductible college expenses, property taxes paid. 3 Some property tax bills are eligible for deductions, so be sure to bring property tax statements. 3 Receipts for any deductions or possible deductions. 3 Last year’s tax return.


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Beauty and the Beast Storytellers visit K.C. Heffernan By Dave Taddeo Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, the Beauty and the Beast Storytellers, visited K.C. Heffernan the week of March 21 as they presented a storytelling assembly to second and third grade students and completed a storytelling residency with 3rd grade classes. The husband and wife team have been sharing their magical blend of words and stories for more than 30 years. Among their most popular books are “Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Folktale; “Noodlehead Stories” ; World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell; and “High and Why”. Beauty and the Beast Storytellers have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia since 1980. The 2011 third-grade residency experience kicked off with a storytelling assembly for all second and third grade students on March 21. The assembly program featured stories from around the world, folktales and a variety of “noodlehead” or just plain fun stories. The captivated KCH audience was treated to a magical blend of expressions, creative body movements and voices as Mitch and Martha told a variety of stories that included “The King’s Secret” a Serbian folktale and a noodlehead story entitled “Toothpicks”. Following the March 21st assembly the Beauty and the Beast story weavers spent the week conducting inclassroom storytelling workshops to third grade classes. Each third grade student had the opportunity to learn a story or folktale and to present the story to their peers. Information on Beauty and the Beast Storytellers can be found at The storytelling residency will culminate with a variety of evening student storytelling events open to parents and other family members.

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Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, the Beauty and the Beast Storytellers, present a storytelling assembly at K. C. Heffernan Elementary School.

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J-E senior James Hynes, dressed for his role as General Genghis Schmidt in the school’s production of “Seussical the Musical,” was one of four students to talk to the board about the merits of music programs March 16.

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port of these programs at the last school board meeting in defense of these programs. Some residents feared the programs could be eliminated entirely. Zacher told residents that cuts could still be made to lessen the tax levy increase. The board could approve the budget April 6, but Zacher said it could also be approved April 13 at a special meeting. April 13 is the board’s deadline to adopt a budget. The board proposed reducing funding of marching band, drumline and winter colorguard by a total of $24,000. Zacher told residents that additional cuts could be made to reduce the tax levy increase. A public hearing for the budget is scheduled for May

10; the budget vote is May 17. In other board news Following the board’s controversial dismissal of veteran lacrosse coaches Rick Young (varsity) and Mike Smart (J-V) on March 16, their assistants and a modified coach have resigned. The board approved the resignation of boys varsity lacrosse assistant coach Patrick Smart, boys junior varsity lacrosse assistant coach James Gunnip and boys modified lacrosse coach Mike Frood at a special meeting March 28. The varsity lacrosse team is now being coached by B.J. O’Hara and Regy Thorpe, with Todd Richard, son of board member Brian Richardson, helping with the J-V team.


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Ward W. Collier, 88

Mary M. Carey, 94

Army veteran of WWII

Retired from General Motors

Ward W. Collier, 88, of Camillus, passed away Thursday March 24, 2011 at the VA Medical Center. Born in Norwich on Thursday Nov. 9, 1922, he was the son of Herman Collier and Anna Whaley Collier. He lived in Morris, New York before moving to Camillus for the past 25 years. He was a 1940 graduate of Sherburne Central School. An Army veteran of WWII, Ward was trained at Camp Tidworth, Oxford, England. He was injured on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. A staff sergeant, he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Middle Eastern Service Medal, Bronze Arrowhead, and many battle stars. He was recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, which is the American Legion’s highest honor. Ward attended Cornell University for training and worked for N.Y.A.B.C. for 13 years. He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service as R.L.C. for 20 years in Morris, retiring in 1985. While in Morris, Ward helped establish and coach the Little League and Babe Ruth League and was a former Cub Master Scout leader. He was an active communicant of Holy Cross Church and served as lector, usher, Eucharistic minister and was president of the church council, Holy Name Society and the county offices of R.L.C. Ward was currently a communicant of St. Joseph´s Church, Camillus, and was also a member of the American Legion Knifetown Post #1540. Ward was predeceased by his son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Jennifer; and

brothers, Eugene and Erwin. The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospital for their loving care and compassion for Ward. Also, to all the volunteer organizations that do so much work at the hospital for all the veterans, it is truly appreciated. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Reta Jean McGowan; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Marsha of Camillus and Florida, Patrick and Kathie, and Kevin and Ginni, all of Auburn; daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia and James Heath, and Carol Miles, all of Camillus; brother, Robert Collier of Norwich; grandchildren, Patrick (Carolyn), Andrew (Maureen), Kate, Jef, Josh, Ashley, Matthew, Kendra, Ryan, Chelsea, Christopher and Taylor; one greatgranddaughter, Olivia; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday March 27 at St. Joseph’s Church, Camillus. Rev. Gregory LeStrange and Deacon Michael Letizia celebrated a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday March 28 in the church. Ward was laid to rest Tuesday, March 29 in Hillington Cemetery, Morris, New York. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, P.O. Box 118, Morris, NY 13808 or to St. Joseph’s Church 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031. Please share condolences at

Mary M. Carey, 94, of Westvale, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 27, 2011, at St. Camillus. She was a graduate of Cathedral Academy in Syracuse. In 1981 she retired as a secretary from General Motors. Mary was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of both the choir and the Altar Rosary Society, starting in 1952. She was a member of the Liederkranz Choir of CNY and also worked with Literacy Volunteers of America. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, James Carey, in 1994. Surviving are her three children, Mary Ann Carey of Needham, MA, Kathleen Carey (Steven Ferrey) of Newton, MA and James (Deborah)

Carey of Syracuse; four grandchildren, Cameron and Curran Ferrey and Maeve and Ryan Carey. A mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday March 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dewitt. Calling hours: 5 Mary M. Carey to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 29 at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home. Contributions in Mary’s name may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Food Pantry, 417 S. Orchard Rd., Syracuse, NY 13219.

Nicholas P. Augustinos, 75

Owned several salons and restaurants Nicholas P. Augustinos, 75, of Camillus, passed away Friday March 25, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born and educated in Patras, Greece. He came to the U.S. in 1962 and started his career in barbering. His first business in Syracuse was Augustinos’ Barber Shop with his brother George. He subsequently owned several hair salons and restaurants in the Liverpool area. His last business was Bennett Corners Barbershop in Camillus where he made many friends and shared lots of laughter. He will be remembered for his strong spirit, humor, passion for soccer, water and gardening and his dedication to his family. He was predeceased by his parents Eleni and Panagiotis, and brothers Christo

and George. He is survived by his wife Karen, sons Peter and Nicholas, daughters Eleni and Alexandra, five grandchildren, sisters Maria and Sophia, brother Andray , several nieces and nephews in the US Nicholas P. and Greece. Augustinos Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday March 29 at the Bush Funeral Home 120 E. Main St. Elbridge, with Trisagion Prayers offered at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Oncology Unit.


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Obituaries William Fesko, 93

Built Marcellus Lanes, co-founded Borodino VFD William (Bill) Fesko, 93, of Borodino, passed away Sunday March 27, 2011, after a brief stay in Community General Hospital. Born in Gary, Ind., on July 31, 1917, Bill moved to Spafford when he was five years old. Raised on a dairy farm, he was one of the students in Spafford’s one-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from Morrisville College in 1939 with a degree in dairy science. He became the owner of the Borodino IGA Grocery Store in 1945 and then went on to build Marcellus Lanes with his brother George Fesko in 1959. He was also one of the founders of the Borodino Volunteer Fire Department and proudly served the community for many years.

Bill is survived by his three children – Connie Klassen, Gail Shenfeld and Chip Fesko, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Agnes Hribick Fesko, in 1991. Services were held Thursday March 31 at William Fesko the Borodino United Methodist Church. Burial was in Borodino Cemetery. Arrangements were by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. Contributions can be made to the Borodino Fire Department.

James R. Dorris, 87 Rotarian, WWII veteran

James R. Dorris, 87, of Skaneateles, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 24, 2011, at home. Born in Springfield, TN on Jan. 9, 1924, he served in the US Navy in WWII and retired from the Trane Company. Jim joined the Skaneateles Rotary club on March 10, 1988 and was sponsored by his close, long time friend, Bob Feldmann, who preceded Jim in death just a short few weeks ago. Jim served as club’s president in the 92-93 Rotary year, and held many positions in the club over the years, including a member of the Board of Directors for a number of years. He was also very active in the Rotary District level as the Governor’s Representative, and later as Assistant governor for the eight clubs that made up the south west corner of district 7150. He was always there when there was a job to be done; regardless of the size of the task. Jim supported Rotary’s international projects through his generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation, and had just reached the Paul Harris Fellow, plus three, level a few weeks ago. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Patricia in 2008 and a

grandson Kyle. He is survived by a daughter Amy (Glenn) Faber; three sons James (Darleene), Edward (Nancy), Kelly (Deb); nine grandchildren Jessica, James and Brittany Faber, Josh, Jim, James R. Dorris Ryan, Kelly, Jr, Graham and Katie Dorris; five great grandchildren Tyler, Olivia, Ryan, Ian Patrick and Kyra Dorris. In the Rotary tradition of fellowship friends are invited to one of Jim’s favorite places The Sherwood Inn from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday April 10. Arrangements by the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St., Camillus. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Rotary Foundation, c/o Skaneateles Rotary Club, PO Box 316, Skaneateles NY 13152 or Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please sign his guestbook at blbush. com.

Upcoming events at Maxwell Memorial Library Maxwell Memorial Library is located at 14 Genesee St., Camillus. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about library programs, call 672-3661, go to or find the library on Facebook.

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April 11

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Offered on the second Monday of the month. Films are always family-oriented, with popcorn provided. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so come early. The April film is show Disney Studio’s 50th full-length animated feature film, “Tangled” (PG, 100 minutes).

Infants and toddlers, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join Miss Kelly for stories, songs, and lots of fun. April’s themes include springtime, colors, baby animals, growing, and big and little.

6 p.m.: Maxwell Movie Nights

April 12

2:30 pm.: Maxwell Matinees

Featuring a full-length movie on the second Tuesday of the month in Maxwell’s Community Room. Free and open to the public. April’s film is the 2010 comedy, “Morning Glory,” with Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton (PG-13, 107 minutes). Seating is limited. Patrons are invited to bring their own snacks.

April 16

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Lego Contest

Drop off your animal creations made of Legos at the library to be judged throughout the week. The winner will receive a

April 6, 13, 27

4:40 p.m.: Story Art Wednesdays

Craft and story program for children ages 5 to 10. April’s themes include poetry, Earth Day and handmade stories. Free; no registration is required.

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Saturday Story Time

April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 10:30 a.m.: Sally’s Story Time

For preschoolers ages 3 to 5, held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

April 6, 13, 20, and 27

10:30 a.m.: Stories with Sally

For the under-3 crowd, held on Wednesdays. No registration is required for any of our story times, but a parent or guardian must remain with children and participate with them during Stories with Sally and Miss Kelly’s Saturday Story Time.

Jeanne R. Hale, 86 Partner in LeJe Farms

Jeanne R. Kohler Hale, 86, of Manlius, passed away on Sunday March 27, 2011, at her home. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Solvay High School. Jeanne was full partner of their commercial dairy farm, LeJe Farms. She was a member of the Manlius United Methodist Church, an American Red Cross blood donor, and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Lee Hale in 1995. Survivors: two daughters, Kathe Murphy of Syracuse and Lynn Hale (Peter Cookhouse) of Pompey; two sons, Paul Hale of Manlius and Alan Hale

of Wampsville; a sister, Vivian (Bernie) Dennison of Buelton, CA; and five grandchildren. Arrangements by EatonTubbs-Schepp Funeral Home in Fayetteville. For or a guestbook, please visit In lieu of flow- Jeanne R. Hale ers, contributions may be made to the Manlius Fire Department, 1 Stickley Dr., Manlius, NY 13104.

Donald Burns, 93

Army veteran of WWII Donald Burns, 93, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Friday March 11, 2011, at Loretto. Born in Syracuse on Tuesday June 26, 1917, he was the son of George William Burns and Genevieve Detwiler Burns. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and wintered in Kissimmee, Fla. Don graduated from Vocational High School and was an Army veteran of WWII, 3rd Army E.T.O. He retired in 1979 from Crowley Foods. Don was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Holy Redeemer Church in Florida. An avid golfer, he was a former member of Drumlins Golf Club and American Legion, Tipperary Hill Post #1361. Don was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, the former Catherine Vincent; parents, George and Genevieve; and brother, James. Surviving are his daughter, Martha

Drechsler of Long Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Debra Burns and James and Kathleen Burns, all of Westvale; grandchildren, Joe Burns of Albany, Jamie, Amy, Tom and Michael Drechsler of Long Island, great-grandchildren, Savannah, Remy, Belle and Zalea; sister, June Yerdon of Hudson, Ohio; sister-in-law, Ruth Newell of Liverpool; and several nieces and nephews. Don donated his body to medical science. Rev. William Jones celebrated a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday March 25 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Don’s memory may be made to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please share condolences at

Shirley Holbein, 73

Loved music, reading and children Shirley Schneider Holbein, 73, of North Road, Owasco, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 30, 2011. She was born on Nov. 20, 1937, the daughter of William and Lillian Schneider of Sheppard Settlement, town of Skaneateles. She was known for her love of music, reading and children. All who met her would recall her beautiful smile, positive outlook, and helpful nature. In addition to her caring dedication to her own family, Shirley worked in the Waterman Elementary School Library for 25 years, guiding children to become life-long readers. She was an active member of the Skaneateles Methodist Church and its choir. Other musical involvement included singing with the “Triple Trio” at Marcellus High School, the Auburn “Sweet Adelines” a barbershop quartet, “The Sound Pipers”, and the “Skaneateles Singing Seniors”. Shirley is survived by her husband of 50

years, R. Alan Holbein, a sister Jane Tobin (Patrick), a brother William Schneider (Barbara), four children; Greg Holbein (Julie), Jeff Holbein (Sally), Jonathan Holbein (Deb), Heidi Levin (Paul). Shirley Holbein In addition, she celebrated twelve grandchildren; Verity, Robin, Heather, Matthew, Elisabeth, Sarah, Katie, Laurel, Holly, Sam, Nate, and Abby, and two great-grandchildren; Ajanae and Ryleigh. Services: Saturday April 2 in the Skaneateles United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Please send obituaries to obituaries@ Geranium sale underway at Maxwell Library

The Friends of Maxwell Library are holding their eighth annual geranium sale now through May 6. The plants are from Bradtke Greenhouses in Skaneateles. Available in four colors, these iconic summer flowers come in 4 ½” pots.  The Friends are accepting orders at Maxwell Library during regular hours.  Just fill out a simple order form and leave it with

your payment (cash, or check made out to Friends of Maxwell Library) any time through May 6. Prices are $3 each; $15 for six; and $25 for a dozen. The Camillus Fire Department on Newport Road is providing their parking lot as the pick-up location. Flowers can be retrieved from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday May 14.


22 Eagle Observer, April 6, 2011 SKANSPORTS, LLC: Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization for SKANSPORTS, LLC (“LLC”) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on February 16, 2011. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 69 West Lake Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. SK-13 TJP MANAGER, LLC: Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization for TJP MANAGER, LLC (“LLC”) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on February 16, 2011. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 69 West Lake Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. SK-13 LEGAL NOTICE CNY GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 1/ 11/11. NY Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 213 Montrose Ave., Syracuse, NY 13219. General Purposes. EO-13 LEGAL NOTICE CNY GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 1/ 11/11. NY Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 213 Montrose Ave., Syracuse, NY 13219. General Purposes. EO-13 LEGAL NOTICE GILMORE LAW OFFICES PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/17/2011. Office in Onondaga Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 217 Camillus, NY 13031-0217. Purpose: To Practice Law. Principal business location: 5426 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031. Eo-14 LEGAL NOTICE FOUR JORDAN ROAD, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 12/23/10. NY Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to The LLC, 4 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles, NY 13152. General Purposes. Latest date to dissolve 12/31/2040 SK-14 LEGAL NOTICE Legal Notice of Formation of Unite Two Design (“LLC”) Name: Unite Two Design LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State on November 10, 2010. Office location: Onondaga County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process to: PO Box 221, Skaneateles, NY 13152. Last date to dissolve:10/01/ 2040. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SK-16 LEGAL NOTICE BUNKER HILL CONSERVATION GROUP LLC Articles of Org. filed NY

Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/24/ 2011. Office in Onondaga Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 218, Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SK-15 LEGAL NOTICE DUBLIN FARMS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/24/2011. Office in Onondaga Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 5695 Ike Dixon Rd., Camillus, NY 13031, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. EO-15 Notice of Formation Excelsior Investigations L.L.C. Notice of Formation of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY on January 26, 2011. NY office location: Onondaga County. Secy of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to: P.O. Box 322 Camillus, New York 13031. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. EO-17 PUBLIC HEARING Town of Elbridge residents please take noticethere will be a PUBLIC HEARING on April 14, 2011 at the Jordan Elbridge Community Center, 1 Rte. 31, Jordan, NY at 7PM the purpose of which is to repeal Chapter 30 titled “Zoning”, including the Zoning Map included therein and replace it with a new Chapter 30, and a new Zoning Map. By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Elbridge EO-13 LEGAL NOTICE Public Meeting - Budget Hearing/Annual Election and Vote NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District will hold a budget hearing on May 4, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. prevailing time at the West Genesee High School library and the budget and tax exemption report are available for the public to review. AND, notice is hereby given that the annual meeting and election of members of the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District, vote upon the appropriation of necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011 and authorizing the levy of taxes, and vote upon any other propositions properly submitted will be held at the West Genesee High School auditorium lobby on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M., prevailing time. AND, notice is hereby given that a statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes and the exemption report may be obtained by any resident of the District during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the annual meeting, except Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, during the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at each of the following school houses in which school is maintained: Camillus Middle School Stonehedge Elementary School East Hill Elementary School West Genesee Middle School Onondaga Road Elementary School West Genesee High School Split Road Elementary School The following vacancies on the Board of Education are to be filled: two (2) threeyear term positions due to the expiration of the terms of

David A. Paczkowski and Deborah C. Simon; one (1) vacant position due to the resignation of Kathleen H. Pierson. The vacancy of Kathleen H. Pierson will be filled effective May 18, 2011 based on the election results on May 17, 2011. AND, notice is also given that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the District no later than April 18, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the District, must be signed by at least 56 qualified voters of the District, must state the residence of each signer, and must state the name and residence of the candidate. AND, notice is hereby given that qualified voters may apply for absentee ballots at the office of the Clerk of the District, and a list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the office of the Clerk of the District during regular office hours until the day of the election. AND, notice is hereby given that at said Annual Budget Vote and Election to be held on May 17, 2011, the following propositions will be submitted: Proposition 1 Purchase of Buses Shall the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District be authorized and directed: Shall the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District be authorized and directed to purchase eight (8) school buses for the fiscal year 2011-12 for a total sum not to exceed $864,610, and to pay such amount by the levy of a tax which may be collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said school district shall be issued? Proposition 2 Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $288,000.00 (which is an increase of $96,000.00 from the levy in effect from 2009-2010 in the sum of $192,000.00) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the public libraries historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District, with said monies to be apportioned as follows: Maxwell Memorial Library [Camillus] $117,000.00; Fairmount Community Library $117,000.00; Onondaga Free Library - $54,000.00? By Order of the Board of Education District Clerk Camillus, New York March, 2011 EO-19 NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND THE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE MARCELLUS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE is hereby given that the Public Budget Hearing of the Marcellus Central School District for the purpose of discussion of the expenditures and budgeting of funds for the 2011-2012 school year will be held at the William K. Groeling Auditorium, off North Street, Marcellus, New York, on May 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“E.D.S.T.”). NOTICE is also given that the Annual Meeting and Election to elect Members of the Board of Education, and to vote upon the propositions and the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for the 2011-2012 school year, by voting machine, will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Marcellus Central School District at the William K. Groeling Auditorium between the hours of Noon and 9:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.). NOTICE is also given



that a copy of the statement prepared by the Board of Education of the amount of monies required for the 20112012 school year for school purposes, may be obtained on and after April 27, 2011 at the District Office and at the main office of each school building between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each weekday except Saturday, Sunday or holidays. NOTICE is also given in accordance with Section 495 of the New York Real Property Tax Law, that the District shall prepare a Real Property Tax “Exemption Report” which shall show how much of the assessed value on the final assessment roll (utilized for the school tax levy) is exempt from taxation. This Exemption Report will be posted on the District’s web site and on District bulletin boards utilized for posting public notices. The Exemption Report will be annexed to any preliminary District budget, and shall become part of the final budget. NOTICE is also given that two members of the Board of Education will be elected due to the expiration of the terms of Julie Brissette and Lisa Valentine. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes each will be elected to three year terms. NOTICE is also given that the candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. A separate petition shall be required to nominate each candidate. Forms of petition may be obtained from the Clerk of the District at the District Office. Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the District, must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, and must state the name and residence of the candidate and the residence of each signer. NOTICE is also given that petitions nominating candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011. NOTICE is also given that qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot from the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the District no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2010, if an Absentee Ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Applications received after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, will require the voter to personally appear at the office of the District Clerk to receive an Absentee Ballot. All applications must be received by the District Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all Absentee Ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. A listing of all persons to whom an Absentee Ballot has been issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, through Monday, May 16, 2011. Dated: March 15, 2011 Marcellus, New York By Order of the Board of Education Marcellus Central School District By: Cheryl Gonzalez, Clerk of the District EO-19 NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING, AND THE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE WESTHILL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE is hereby given that the Public Budget Hearing of the Westhill Central School District (the “District”) for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure

and budgeting of funds for the 2011-2012 school year will be held at the High School auditorium, 4501 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, New York on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (E.D.S.T.). NOTICE is also given that the Annual Meeting and Election to elect a member of the Board of Education, and to vote upon the propositions and appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for the 2011-2012 school year, by voting machine, will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Westhill High School auditorium foyer, 4501 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, New York between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.). NOTICE is also given that a copy of the statement of the amount of monies required for the 2011-2012 school year for school purposes, may be obtained on and after April 27, 2011 at the District Office and at the main office of each school building between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each weekday, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays. NOTICE is also given in accordance with Section 495 of the New York Real Property Tax Law, that the District shall prepare a Real Property Tax “Exemption Report” which shall show how much of the assessed value on the final assessment roll (utilized for the school tax levy) is exempt from taxation. This Exemption Report will be posted on the District’s web site and on District bulletin boards utilized for posting public notices. The Exemption Report will be annexed to any preliminary District budget, and shall become part of the final budget. NOTICE is also given that the following propositions will be submitted to the voters: Proposition 1 Vehicle Purchase Proposition Shall the Board of Education of the Westhill Central School District be authorized to purchase three (3) school buses and one (1) rotary mower at a total estimated cost not to exceed $354,000, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, and to expend a total sum not to exceed $354,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to levy a tax for the foregoing in the amount of $354,000, which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, to issue bonds and notes of the District at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $354,000, and to levy a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due? Proposition 2 Library Proposition Shall the annual appropriation for the Onondaga Free Library within the Westhill Central School District be increased from $65,000 to $95,000 such sum to be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District in accordance with Section 259 of the Education Law? NOTICE is also given that one member of the Board of Education will be elected due to the expiration of the term of Lisa O’Reilly. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to a five-year term beginning July 1, 2011. NOTICE is also given that the candidate(s) for the office of Member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. (A separate petition shall be required to nominate each candidate). Forms of petition may be obtained from the Clerk of the District at the District Office. The petition must be directed to the Clerk

of the District, must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, must state the residence of each signer, and must state the name and residence of the candidate. NOTICE is also given that petitions nominating the candidate(s) for the office of Member of the Board of Education must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., but no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2011. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot from the office of the Clerk of the District. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the District no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2011, and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2011 if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter. Completed applications received after 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2011 will require the voter to personally appear at the office of the Clerk of the District to receive an absentee ballot. A listing of all persons to whom an absentee ballot is issued will be available for inspection by any qualified voter in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through May 16, 2011, except on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. DATED: March 21, 2011 Syracuse, New York BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION By: Patricia Ripley, District Clerk EO-19 BID NOTICE Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on May 05, 2011 at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing “25% of the bid total” as specified in the contract proposal, must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Beginning with the February 10th, 2011 letting, construction contract plans and proposals will be sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost will be $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD will include both the plans (if applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format will continue to be available on Bid Express ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 457-2124; or from the Regional Office noted below. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments

will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT Web Site(https://www.nysdot. gov/doing-business/ opportunities/constnotices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139j restricts contact with Department personnel after advertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts — both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/ MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contact entered into pursuant to this a d v e r t i s e m e n t , disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Reg. 03, Carl Ford, Regional Director, 333 E. Washington St. State Office Bldg., Syracuse, NY 13202 D261695, PIN 3805.84, Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga & Seneca Cos., Install of Epoxy Reflectorized Pavement Strips on Various Highways at Various Locations, Bid Deposit $150,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 0 0% D261691, PIN 3805.85, Cortland, Onondaga & Tompkins Cos., Durable Pavement M a r k i n g Contract, Bid Deposit $75,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/ WBE 0 - 0% EO-15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Planning Board of the Town of Elbridge will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to section 276 of the Town Law on the application of Agnes VanGorden for a subdivision of land. Said property is at Tax Map Number 030.-0319.1 in the Town of Elbridge. The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Town Offices. All interested parties will be given a chance to be heard. By Order of the Town of Elbridge Planning Board EO-14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Planning Board of the Town of Elbridge will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 276 of the Town Law on the application of Elena & John Ryan for subdivision of land. Said property is at Tax Map Number 032.-03-07.1 and Tax Map Number 032.-

03-29 in the Town of Elbridge. The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Town Offices. All interested parties will be given a chance to heard. By Order of the Town of Elbridge Planning Board. EO-14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The Town Board of the Town of Elbridge invites sealed bids for the following surplus items: 1) 2003 Ford F250 XL Super Duty pickup truck, ext. cab, no air cond. or power windows, w/Meyer’s plowmileage 75,971 2) 29 Melsur student style chairs, V legs, stackable 3) 1 -14ft. steel dump box w/ 2 tail gates 4) 1 approx.1996 painted steel 99 gal. Transfer tank- no pump or hoses 5) 2003 8 ft. alum. side mount truck toolbox in fair condition 6) ) 1 4X8 ft. wooden/ chip board-wood look table w/folding legs 7) 6 portable folding cots (beds) 8) 1 used 2 ton floor jack 9) Other surplus items Bids must be received by the Town Clerk on or before April 13th, 2011 at 2PM at the Town of Elbridge Municipal Office, 5 Rte. 31, Jordan, NY 13080. By mailPO Box 568, Jordan, NY 13080 (Please note “Bid” on envelope) Note: the Elbridge Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids These items may be available for inspection April 11th & 12th between 9AM- 3PM or by appt. w/ Highway Dept. at 689-3351 EO-14 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of Onondaga-CortlandMadison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law and Article 119-O of the General Municipal Law, will receive bids on: Name of Bid: COPY, SPECIALTY PAPER AND ENVELOPES, RFB-211-51 Bid Opening: April 20, 2011, 11:00 A.M., at the Conference Room in the Henry Center Administrative Building at OnondagaCortland-Madison BOCES, 6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13211 Term of Contract: A period of six (6) months from June 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011 Contact for more information and to obtain bid documents: Sean Joyce, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Onondaga, Cortland, and Madison Counties, 6820 Thompson Road, P.O. Box 4754, Syracuse, NY 13221, Phone: 315.431.8584, E m a i l : EB/SK-14 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Dyson Products LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State(SSNY) 12/29/2010. Ofice location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: 3 Shotwell Lane, Skaneateles. NY 13152. Purpose: Manufacture of Food & travel products. SK-16 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Heart 'n Hand, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec'y of State (SSNY) 2/8/11. Office location: Onondaga County.SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: 4463 State Street Road., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Purpose: any lawful purpose. SK-14


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Vacation Properties

TIMESHARE SELL/RENT TODAY FOR CASH!!! We’ll find you Buyers/Renters! 10+years of success! Over $95 Million in offers in 2010! www.sellatimeshare.comCall 1-877-554-2429 BRING THE FAMILY! Warm up w/ our Spring specials! Florida’s Best BeachNew Smyrna Beach. www. or 1-800-541-9621 OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations:



Florida Winter Getaway, The Villages, 55 or older comm. 2 bedroom house with golf cart. Available month of April, $550/wk+taxes & fees. No smoking or pets. 315 6559484

General Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email Auction

Camp Programs

Estate Sale

Seized / Repo Vehicle & Equipment Auction

Jim Boeheim’s Big Orange Basketball Camp

Saturday • April 9, 2011 • 10:00AM

Session1 - 6/26-30 • Session 2 - 7/23-27 • Session 3 - 7/28-8/1 *Teams are welcome to attend Session 2

Estate/Total Liquidation of all contents must go!

Articles For Sale


Call 727-7200

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Cleaning Service

Must be w/ 6 month purchase


Fully Insured & References • 361-4881

ACCOUNTING & INCOME TAX SERVICE Ronald J. Hongo, CPA, PC CertiďŹ ed Public Accountant

Change in Motion Healing Arts

312 South Main Street

Individual Couples and Family Therapy

Yoga Instructor

Music Teacher w/ B.S. & M.S. Degrees & Years of Experience! $19.00 for 45 minutes. 635-3819. Tax Service

Massage Therapist 315-885-3057

Piano Lessons


Sparkle Cleaning Service

Donna Dallal-Ferne, LMFT

7584 Tater Road 0LAINVILLE .9s  13459




Solid oak, beveled glass, mirror back, excellent condition

Maple Syrup




6 Chairs, 2 leads, Custom-made pad. Excellent Condition.

Open 7am to 6pm, Monday-Friday. From our cozy infant room to our active school age program, come see what makes us special!

Free Cleaning Every 6 Months!

Buy Local

Solid Hard Rock Maple Kitchen Set

325 Fairmount Ave. Liverpool, NY 13088 (off Buckley Rd, a few blocks before the 81 on-ramp near carousel mall. Fri-Sun April 8th-10th from 8-4 pm. If you have any questions contact Teri at 751-2960

Marcellus Community Childcare Center




Priced to see, offers considered, some antiques, freezer, table, chairs, dressers, entertainment center, living room ser, bikes, trunks, cookware, dinnerware, glasses, linens, clothes, jewelry, many seasonal decorations and a little bit of something for everyone!

Licensed Massage Therapist

North Syracuse, NY 452-0209


Sales Managers & Auctioneers Licensed Real Estate Brokers In NY, NJ & PA Whitney Point, N.Y. 13862 607-692-4540 / 1-800-MANASSE

Camp Tuition • Boarding Camper $535 Day Camper $365 • Extended Day Camper $435 Contact Basketball OfďŹ ce 315-443-2082 or 1-800-952-2675 • Website:


(60) Seized / Repo Vehicles From NYS Child Support & Local Finance Co. Repo’s Including: NYS Seized Vehicles: ’06 Chevy Silverado PU w/ Steel Stakebody; ’99 Ford E250 Super Duty Van; ’00 Chevy Tracker; ’00 Ford Ranger PU; ’98 Ford Explorer; ’96 Nissan Pathfinder; ’95 Isuzu Trooper; ’04 & ’97 Pontiac Grand AM; ’98 Buick LeSabre; (Note: NYS Vehicles Subject To Redemption & State Approval); Vehicles From A Local Finance Co.: ’01 Ford Escape SUV; ’02 & ‘00 Chevy Blazers; ’01 Chevy Blazer; ‘ 01 Ford Explorer; ’00 Chevy S-10 Ext. Cab PU; ’02 Chevy Venture Van; ’01 Pontiac Grand AM; ’00 Cadillac Seville; Others; Commercial Vehicles – Box Trucks: ’03 IH 4300 Box Truck, 26’ Van Body; ’00 Isuzu NPR 14’ Box Truck; Other Consigned Vehicles: ’00 Chevy Silverado PU; ’00 GMC Envoy; Others; MANY More Vehicles & Items Coming, Please Watch Our Website For More Detailed Listing, Updated Daily!; Forklift, Scaffold System, Lawn Tractors, Equipment & Trailers: Clark 4000lb. Indoor / Outdoor LPG Forklift; Power Baker Lift; JD 145 Lawn Tractor; JD 345 Garden Tractor; ’06 Club Car Precedent Golf Cart, Elec.; Trailers: (2) New Cross Country Trlrs.; Others; Visit Our Website For More Info, Auction Order, Terms, Title Info, Pics & More!!

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Employment Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email

CDL Type A & B Truck Drivers:



Call Today 701-2490

Liverpool, NY & Buffalo, NY

CDL drivers needed for local service company. Full time or Part time positions Saturdays or Sundays available. Company paid health benefits. Please mail resume with any salary requirements to:

Must be licensed in NY. Immediate opening. Excellent benefits.

Call Carl Kaminisky 1-800-972-9392

M/F/D/V/G EOE/Affirmative Action Employer


Apply in Person at: Casual Estates MHC: 7330 Lansend Lane, Liverpool, NY, 13090 or send resume to:


The Village of Manlius seeks via requests for proposal to retain one or more engineering firm(s) or individual(s) to provide professional services. Services may include detailed engineering reviews, preparing plans and specifications, assisting in competitive bidding process, inspecting and supervising approved construction projects and preparing reports on the progress of projects. Qualified firms/individuals must be licensed to practice engineering in the State of New York and must have experience in municipal engineering. To obtain the RFP contact the Manlius Village Clerk’s Office, Village Centre, One Arkie Albanese Way, Manlius, New York 13104, (315) 682-9171 or Submission deadline is April 15, 2011.

Searching for employees with heart? Advertise in Our Classifieds & CNY Emplyoment Guide today! Call 437-6173 or email for advertising information

Anoplate is a locally owned and operated for 51 years & we are one of the largest and most respected metal ďŹ nishing companies in the U.S. Our employees are dedicated to the delivery of world class ďŹ nishing services and products for our customers worldwide. We offer competitive compensation with extensive career growth opportunity!


• Facilities Engineer • Tank Maintenance Technician • Programmer • Customer Service Representative • Administrative Assistant • Second Shift Supervisor • Group Leaders • Polisher/Buffer • Production Trainee – (multiple positions available) No experience necessary – We train!

To apply e-mail your resume to: or visit at 459 Pulaski Street in Syracuse to complete an application. Visit our website at: for more details. EOE/AA


We offer a full range of beneďŹ ts including company subsidized health insurance, free dental & life insurance, voluntary life & disability insurance, 401k w/matching, comprehensive wellness services, quarterly bonus program for all employees & more!


Substitute School Crossing Guard N. Syr. & L’pool. Schools. Varied hours. Call 652-3800 x 143 Mon. - Fri. 8:30-4:30



Main emphasis will be preventive maintenance, repair, and up keep of the property grounds. This includes activities such as: light electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and grounds keeping work. Requires valid state driver's license and some experience in maintenance and refurbishment field.


M.G.I. Bill /N.Y.S.V.T.A.


3PD, Inc., is a Freight Forwarder under contract with major retailers such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, OfďŹ ce Depot, etc., to provide Logistical support, solutions and warehousing needs. We are seeking established Motor Carriers to provide the last mile delivery and installation of our customer’s products. To be considered, your business must be able to satisfy our customer’s requirements and deliver outstanding customer service. If you are looking to build and diversify your current book of business and can meet our customer’s requirements then we would like to speak to you! We offer opportunities to deliver and install the product/freight which consists of appliances, furniture, building materials, cabinets, windows, ofďŹ ce supplies, and direct to home merchandise. If your company owns/leases any of the following equipment, you’re just what we’re looking for:

24’, 26’, or 28’ straight box trucks

By contracting with 3PD, Inc., your business can expect: opportunities to run multiple trucks, high annual gross revenues, run multiple stops per day, 7-day freight availability in most markets, your employees home every night, weekly settlements, and exible delivery requirements. Our customer’s requirements include background checks, good driving record, valid state and/or federal operating authority, knowledge of home furnishings and installations, and strong customer service skills.

ESCO Turbine Technologies is a manufacturer of premium investment castings for the Air Craft and Industrial Gas Turbine industry. We have over 350 employees currently working in our Chittenango, NY facility.



Job Placement Assistance

To learn more about this opportunity, call Ome at 315-453-8914.



For a confidential interview please call Rick at: 315-225-5577 or email resume to

Financial Aid & Pell Grants

Contract Carriers Wanted

X-Ray Technician Ford Diesel Technician Wanted for Portable X-Ray Co Diesel Knowledge a Must - Certification a Plus. Highly Motivated Individual. Fast Busy Growing Dealership. We Offer a Competitive Benefit Package. We Offer a Flexible Work Schedule.

Active Duty/ Tuition Assistance Full or Part Time Classes


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More. Insured & Bonded.

Learn to Earn

We are currently looking for individuals with experience for our Finishing/Grinding departments. Finisher/Grinder – This 2nd shift position requires previous auto body finishing, wood-working or experience working with pneumatic grinders. Mechanical or artistic ability a plus. This job requires you to use pneumatic grinders on metal castings for turbine engines to meet customer quality specifications. High School diploma or equivalent required. Previous manufacturing experience a plus. Starting rate of pay for this position is $10.87/ hour. Requirements: ESCO Turbine Technologies offers its employees a competitive compensation package which includes an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, Employer subsidized 401K, and life insurance. If interested in learning more, please contact us at or by calling 315-362-6897 and leave a message. You may also mail us a copy of your resume to: ESCO TT-Syracuse, 901 E. Genesee Street, Chittenango, NY 13039, Attn: HR. ESCO Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or other legally protected status.


PRIVATE DUTY AIDES Light Housekeeping, Meals, Bathing &


BREAK OUT of Your Career Rut Unique Opportunity to Join Our Team We are looking for a professional individual with great drive and determination. Must be a goal oriented selfstarter with good organizational skills who believes in customer service. Past sales experience a plus but will train the right candidate. Established territory covering Liverpool and Clay plus loads of new business to generate. We offer a commission plan with no ceiling and an opportunity to sell numerous local community papers, magazines, statewide publications plus online advertising. Health, dental and 401K. If you are ready to join an established but expanding company, committed to developing their sales team, send us your resume today! Email to: Colleen Farley, Associate Publisher at or mail to:

Eagle Newspapers

2501 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13206 No phone calls. EOE M/F




Second shift full time opening for an experienced welder. Please mail resume with any salary requirements to: HR Manager, P.O. Box 11009 Syracuse, NY 13218 or apply in person at 526 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse






several FT positions open, requirements: 5+ years of experience, clean driving record, must pass drug test, must have medical card, dump truck experience, rate $15.00 per hour, health benefits. Please contact Chuck at (315) 697-2829 for more information.


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315-363-8450 226 Farrier Ave Oneida, New York

TDD/TTY: 1(800) 545-1833 Ext.800

Would you like your ad here? Call 437-6173

Call 510-3569

3 Bdrm Ranch 11/2 Full Tile Bathrooms, 1 car garage, electric door opener, full cellar, paved driveway, nice backyard, all copper pipes, all thermal windows, all appliances, excellent condition.

$110,000 638-2949

3-4 bdrm 1.5 ba – 1650sf Rt 20 Cazenovia, Off St Parking $850/mo + util

315-445-8990, Commercial Real Estate

Need a good business location? This offering is for you – fix it, use it or sell it! Out of town seller will even help with financing! Three contiguous properties available with frontage near Carousel Mall; buy one or all – good investment. --- or rent to own. 8,000 sf warehouse with retail space; 4 family house; 2 family house, large lot. ~ Broker 315.466.3819 ~


Please call for rates: (315)655-9101




Service or Medical

Route 20, Cazenovia


315-289-9878 nts/wknds or 315-445-8990 days.

1-2-3 Room Offices Shared Secure Space

Winter Special Country Inn & Suites

B’ville Area

1 & 2 bdrms. starting at $825 heat & hot water incl., hrdwds, FM schools.




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Public Housing & Section 8 Assistance

10 minutes outside Chittenango. Cazenovia School District. No Pets. Newly Remodeled. $900/month. House For Sale

Condos For Sale

HOBE SOUNDS FL CONDO Illness forcing sale. 70K, 2bdrm, 2ba. 55+ community (772) 245-8556 NYPA




Oneida Housing Authority



Call 469-0780

2 Bedroom House For Rent Village of Cazenovia 06791


A block from the park/river, efficiency, luxuriously furnished. All utilities. Parking. Working adult. NO PETS!

Room Rentals


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Pinecrest Manor Liverpool

Behind Wegmans West Taft Rd. 1, 2, 3 Bedroom Apartments All Utilities Included. 451-3110 or 451-5011

House For Rent


Apartments For Rent Weekly Crossword


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Service Directory Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email Removal: Clutter

House Jacking

Blacktop Paving & Sealing



Mixed season hardwoods, $45 a facecord, better price for larger loads, immediate delivery 383-4474

Basement Waterproofing

WATERPROOFING Interior/Exterior drainage systems Bowed/Cracked foundation Wall Repairs/Resurfacing All Wood Rot Repairs

MID-STATE DOOR, INC. 505 Factory Ave., Syracuse Garage Doors & Openers Featuring Amarr Garage Doors & Specialty Carriage House Sales, Installations & Service



Since 1966



6 Southgate Rd (off Rte 690 & 31)

635-9795 • BALDWINSVILLE Painting


Peter Baker PH: 662-3002 Owner Cell: 289-2170 Email:


Hunt's Painting






Placement Director

175 Katherine Street 4650 Buckley Road Buffalo, NY 14210 Liverpool, NY 13088 1-800-562-1332  t Fax (716) 847-0338 Direct (315) 410-2212 Email: Fax (315) 453-7336

Dumpster Rental

Call Doug




Pat DeBarr 633-0894


You load or we load

House Cleaning


ALL TYPES - Skid Steers Mini Ex etc. Del. Available Daily or Weekly Rates 457-2394 Featuring “CAT� Equip.

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 20 yrs. experience. Dependable & Reliable w/many long term references. Reasonable rates. Call Sue at 635-9282


Equipment Rental





Household, Construction, Debris, Yard Waste & Demolition



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Additions, Kitchen, Bath, Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows, Decks, Porches, Painting, Basement Waterproofing, All Wood Rot Repairs Insured, Senior Disc., Free Estimate 3rd Generation of Quality Work

Jamie K. Sather





Driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, roads, curbing and sealing. Commercial / Residential Free estimates • Fully insured 457-3534, 439-6843 or 391-8920

Seamless Gutters

Home Improvement

RANDY CRAMER Snow & Lawn, Inc.

31 yrs. experience ď ¤ ď Ś Res./Comm. ď Ľ ď Ľ Snowplowing in B’ville, L’pool, N. Syr., Cicero & Clay. Ins.


Call 437-6173

Val’s Paving


Leaf Diverters Installed. Exterior House Washing Free Estimates • Insured 430-1121 • A+ Service

Year Round Service!



Member of BBB

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Gutter Cleaning

Now accepting Credit Cards




Bruce 315-258-9365 315-730-6370 Member of BBB 315-730-6370

20 Years Experience

Interior/Exterior Painting Staining & Pressure Washing



Great Prices, Fully Insured, Free Estimates 40 Yrs. experience (315) 652-3773 Residential Commercial


Interior/Exterior painting, color consultation, walls, ceiling & plaster repairs ins., free est. 415-8000

Free Estimates! Free Estimates! Bruce 315-258-9365

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General Contracting, Home Improvements, Additions, Garages, Replacement Windows, Siding, Electrical Work w/post hole digger, Mini Excavator Work, Kitchen/Bath and Basement Remodeling

We clean out your junk, NOT NOT your your wallet! wallet! Attics, basements, garages, Attics, basements, garages, yards - almost anything! yards - almost anything!

Snow Removal


M-F 8-5, Sat by Appt. 455-5736







Foundation Repair & Carpentry


Garage Doors

Call Doug

All Wood Rot Repairs Call Doug


Insured, Senior Discount, Free Estimates 3rd Generation of Quality Work

Structural leveling and straightened

Expert Clutter Removal We clean out your junk,



House, camp, garage and porches






D season . K hardwoods, . F I R E$45 W aOfacecord, OD Mixed


(315) 451-0189 or 481-7248 cell


New digouts, resurface, repair or seal driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. Free estimates. Call Al LaMont, anytime,

Seasoned or Unseasoned Delivered. 623-9553 or 437-6264. Over 35 yrs. in business!

Year Round Service!


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Blacktop Paving advertise in our childcare directory!


Art guild taking applications for ‘Art in the Park’ The Marcellus/Skaneateles Art Guild is once again sponsoring the popular “Art in the Park� arts and crafts show.  This one-day show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 25.  All original handmade crafts and fine art are welcome.   For more information and an application, call 636-8775 or 673-2967.

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Enjoy a celebrity fashion show hosted by local boutiques, shopping with local jewelry and clothing vendors, basket raffles and more.




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