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Master plan survey now online The Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation Department is currently developing a five-year master plan to determine the growth, direction, priorities and agenda for the department in the near future. An online survey has been created asking residents to provide their opinion in regards to town of Camillus parks, facilities, programs and potential capital projects. To fill out the short survey, go to s/camillus-parks-and-rec-survey. The survey will be available online until March 4. Questions should be directed to the parks and recreation department, 487-3600.

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Community Jordan Library’s annual meeting rescheduled Jordan Bramley Library hold its election of officers at it’s annual meeting, which was rescheduled for noon on Saturday Feb. 12 at the library, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan. Officers will also present the library’s operational budget for 2011. Monthly meeting to follow.

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Residents stood in silence at the Feb. 2 Jordan-Elbridge school board meeting as the board voted to appeal two court cases lost on Thursday Jan. 20. By Ned Campbell The Jordan-Elbridge school board voted to appeal two State Supreme Court decisions at its Feb. 2 meeting held in the high school cafeteria. This following a tremendous show of resistance from a roomful of community members, who stood silently holding signs inscribed with the message “VOTE NO” as both votes took place. Many urged against a vote of “yes” during the public comments session, where around 25 people spoke. Among them was Tim Schutt, who has a daughter in ninth grade

at J-E. “I am standing here tonight to appeal to the six board members whose terms are not ending this year … My appeal to you is based on my belief that despite all that has happened, we are still more similar than we are different,” Schutt said. Schutt referred to the court decisions as well as interim superintendent Larry Zacher’s decision on Monday to bar suspended principal David Zehner from attending board meetings and activities on school property without his written permission. “Tonight, you are voting on two recent rulings from Judge Green-

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wood, then you need to decide whether to retain the status quo and allow a fellow taxpayer to be singled out and banned from a meeting because the powers that be disagreed with what he said. You may not be able to address this tonight, but you need to weigh it very carefully,” Schutt said. “You are attempting to hold water in your fist, and the tighter you grip it, the more it’s gonna slip through your fingers.” Schutt said appealing the case won by Zehner appeared, “to the layperson, to be little more than a pointless war of egos. You’re poised See J-E, page 2

Women celebrated in new magazine

County Executive Joanne Mahoney with Syracuse Woman Magazine’s managing editor, Farah Jadran.

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Marcellus town justice to retire after 24 years of service By Ned Campbell

One of the longest serving town justices in Onondaga County will soon step down. After 24 years of service to the residents of Marcellus, Town Justice James Dwyer announced last week that he will leave his position effective March 1. Town Supervisor Dan Ross thanked the justice for his exceptional service to the town. “Justice Dwyer is respected not only in Mar-

cellus but throughout the state for his judicial wisdom and his ability to deal with everyone before him in a fair and respectful manner,” Ross said. “His robe will be hard for the town to fill. All residents of Marcellus wish Justice Dwyer and Mrs. Dwyer James Dwyer all the best in retirement.” Dwyer also served as village of Marcellus

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attorney for 44 years before retiring this past August. The town board will begin an immediate process to find a new town justice to complete Justice Dwyer’s term, which expires Jan. 31 of this year, town officials said. The position will be on the ballot in November for a full four-year term. Anyone interested in being considered should submit a resume and letter of interest to Karen Pollard, town clerk, by Feb. 25.

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Country Folk Art Craft Show

Hosted at the Fairgrounds’ Empire Expo Center. Show runs 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission for all three days is $6; parking is free. For more info, directions and discount coupons, go to

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11 a.m. to noon: Saturday Fly-Tie

Learn and share fly techniques over coffee at Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus.

8 to 10 a.m.: Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Sports: Phil Blackwell 434-8889, ext. 348

Sponsored by the Marcellus Girls Lacrosse Club at Applebee’s in Camillus. Registration for 2011 ULA season will also be held. Tickets can purchased from any lacrosse club player or from Coach Lundblad,

5 p.m.: Chicken and Biscuits Dinner

Jordan United Methodist Church, 63 Elbridge St., Jordan. $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and under. Handicap accessible; takeouts available. Call 834-6276 for more info.

Feb. 13

2 to 4 p.m.: Snippets and Tales Winter Series Display advertising: Mike Gibbons 434-8889, ext. 317 Classified Advertising: 434-1988


Noted historian Mary Messere will discuss “History in the Digital Age.” She will also speak about her new booklet on Wood, Taber and Morse Steam Engine Works. Camillus Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Road.

Feb. 16

7 p.m.: Civil War Presentation

5 to 7 p.m.: Spaghetti Supper with the Elks Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road, Camillus. Cost is $8. Call 672-3106 for info.

Feb. 19

6:30 p.m.: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Elks

Starring town of Camillus officials, hosted at the lodge, 7117 Newport Road, Camillus. Dinner, beverages, music and trivia contest. Tickets are available for purchase at the lodge for $25. Call 672-3106 or 468-5102 for info.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Project ‘Wet and Wild’

This workshop provides educators the tools, training, and resources they need to bring the environment into the classroom. Follows state and national education standards. Cost is $15. Registration required by Feb. 12; call 673-1350.

Noon to 8 p.m.: Referendum Vote

To decide whether to abolish the Geddes town receiver of taxes and assessment office. All tax assessment duties would be turned over to the town clerk’s office. Geddes Town Hall, 1000 Woods Rd, Solvay.

Ongoing events Saturdays

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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.

Feb.11, 18, March 4, 11, 18 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.: Knit Lit

Six weeks of after-school knitting and audiobook listening workshops for kids in grades five and six at Marcellus Free Library. Knitting taught by Karen Pardee, B.A., Fiber Arts. Registration required; call 673-3221.

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Hosted by Solvay-Geddes Historical Society at Geddes Town Hall. Jerry and Lorraine Orton will present on the Grand Army of the Republic and the Civil War veterans’ organization. Free and open to the public.


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advised to appeal by Matt Fletcher, general

to gamble again with taxpayer money, and for what purpose? To prove you were right? To avoid taking a class on open government? Frankly, I think that both the board of education and the community would benefit from a better understanding of open government and as a taxpayer, I ask that you please stop taking money out of the classroom and handing it to lawyers.” Lee Badman, a parent and village of Jordan trustee, asked if the district’s lawyer, Frank Miller, would wave the costs associated with the appeal of the case won by Scro if the district were to lose again. “There are no guarantees offered by attorney Miller, nor does any attorney ever offer to guarantee the outcome in any litigation,” board President Mary Alley responded. “This is generally the case in any litigation.” She added that the board had also been

by staff attorneys with the New York State School Boards Association. Alley told residents that appealing would cost the district an estimated $7,500. The board voted unanimously to appeal the court decision ordering that the board reinstate Anthony Scro, fired in October, as district treasurer. The appeal will likely not be heard until July 1 at the earliest, in Rochester state court. “It’s disappointing, to say the least,” Scro said following the meeting. “I view it as strictly a stall tactic by the district.” Scro was surprised by the vote, but not by the community’s show of support. “I’ve had them right along,” he said. During the public comments session, village of Elbridge Trustee Fred Weisskopf spoke highly of Scro’s work for the district. Weisskopf worked alongside Scro in the district office as a part-time account clerk before

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Weekly morning Yin Yoga classes at Marcellus Library. Taught by Tina Ramsden. Bring a yoga mat if possible. Walk in; $7.

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3:45 to 4:45 p.m.: Fun With Fiber Art Free after-school workshop for kids grades three and four at Marcellus Library. Runs Mondays through March 21 (No class on President’s Day, Feb. 21). New students welcome; call 673-3221 to register.

2nd, 4th Tuesday Read Fur Fun

Due to popular demand, Reading Fur Fun at Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, has been extended through May. This program allows young readers the comfort of reading books to trained dogs. Time slots are 6 and 6:30 p.m.; register at the front desk. For more info, call 487-8933.

Thursdays starting Feb. 10 Fitness Yoga/Pilates Sculpt

Contemporary yoga and pilates fusion class offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at The Wellness Center, Studio A in Medical Center West, 5700 West Genesee St., Camillus. No pre-registration; just drop in. $7 per class. For info, call fitness pro Diana Luber at 488-8503.

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resigning in October. Weisskopf said Scro went above and beyond his job requirements as treasurer, which contributed to outstanding external Fred Weisskopf audits received by the district. “Area school district treasurers and building officials routinely called the district office looking for Mr. Scro to answer difficult questions and for guidance and advice, and he always responded gladly.” Weisskopf said he believed Scro was fired because he spoke up when he saw wrongdoings within the district. “He raised concerns with the external auditor, the state auditor and the superintendent about matters he felt were incorrect, inappropriate and in some cases, illegal,” Weisskopf said. Before the board’s vote to appeal the court case won by Zehner, in which the board was found to have violated Open Meetings Law and ordered to commence Committee on Open Government training within 90 days, board member Brian Richardson offered some advice that echoed some of Tim Schutt’s comments. “I would like to make the suggestion that, although I am in favor of appealing this … that we look at other mechanisms for getting the Open Meetings Law program brought to the board and the public,” Richardson said. The majority of the board voted to appeal the Zehner case, while board member Michael Jorolemon was the only one to vote “no.” His vote was met with thunderous applause from the audience. Zehner barred from school grounds Jordan-Elbridge Principal David Zehner, suspended by the district in September, received a letter from J-E interim superintendent Larry Zacher Jan. 31 barring him from all future school board meetings or any other

activity or function on school property unless he receives written consents from Zacher. Zehner said Zacher admonished him for causing “substantial disruption” at school board meetings by speaking out against the board and individual members and attempting to call attention to what he saw as unfair practices by the board, violations of Open Meetings Law,and consistent failure to follow its own policies and procedures. Zacher said he made the decision based on the district’s code of conduct, which he felt Zehner had violated. “The conduct that has been occurring at these board meetings is not acceptable,” Zacher said. He declined to comment on the details of the letter delivered to Zehner, and expressed frustration that the decision had been released by Zehner and his attorney, Dominick D’Imperio. “This is an action taken by the school district with a suspended employee and it was meant to be a private exchange of information between the district and Zehner,” Zacher said. Zehner defended his actions that led to Zacher’s decision in a written response to the interim superintendent’s letter. “Though I have put my reputation and livelihood at risk, I cannot remain silent when I feel that clear violations of the law and of district policy have occurred and continue to occur … I had always hoped and I still continue to hold out hope that by pointing out these wrongs, the board (or at least certain members of the board) would realize these grave mistakes, do the right thing, and attempt to correct them.” Zehner said his decisions to take the school board to court were not made without serious contemplation. “To the contrary,” he said, “the board has left me with no alternative, especially where it takes action through its interim superintendent to ban me from even attending public meetings.”


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Community News MaxMan supporters to petition District Attorney

In brief Civil War presentation in Geddes Wednesday

By Ned Campbell

The Grand Army of the Republic and the Civil War veterans’ organization will be the subject of discussion at the next meeting of the Solvay-Geddes Historical Society, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 16 at Geddes Town Hall. Jerry and Lorraine Orton will showcase a large display of memorabilia from that era, such as badges, ribbons and old postcards. This event is free and open to the public.

A group of MaxMan Reptile Rescue supporters will petition District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and Chief Assistant District Attorney Alison Fineberg this week. MaxMan owner Diana Sleiertin currently awaits the results of a court case, in which she faces 45 charges of improper confinement and 14 additional charges for failure to provide medical care. The Central New York SPCA confiscated more than 40 animals from Sleiertin’s home in late October, “We ask that you consult with [Assistant District Attorney Laura] Fiorenza regarding the much-debated animal neglect case from Jordan which she has been handling, concerning MaxMan Reptile Rescue,” reads the petition, signed by 27 supporters. “Ms. Fiorenza has photos and information taken in and on one day; one day in the course of many days; one day that may or

may not be wholly representative of ongoing circumstances. It is these photos and (mis)information that are the basis of Ms. Fiorenza and the SPCA’s case against Ms. Sleiertin.” The petition claims that the CNY SPCA, an agency charged with rescuing animals, is now in the “unenviable position of improperly caring for the reptiles they confiscated.” “The SPCA continues to hold the reptiles in their care, essentially forcing Ms. Sleiertin to accept a misdemeanor plea in efforts to save the lives of her remaining animals,” the petition continues. “To criminalize this person who has provided (unpaid) assistance to county and state law enforcement, including the SPCA; who has volunteered her time and energies to communities, to underfunded school districts and to community programs; and who has filled a void where other animal welfare agencies (including the SPCA) will not is simply unacceptable.”

Boards in brief

State DOT agrees to lower speed limit on Peru Road By Ned Campbell The Elbridge Town Board heard back from the state Department of Transportation following an October request in to have the speed limit lowered near the intersection of Peru and Schaap roads. The town requested a lowered speed limit on Peru Road between the point 2/10 mile west of Schaap Road and South MacDonald Road, and on Schaap Road between Peru Road and Towpath East. The request was made on behalf of Tom McGuire, who lives near the intersection in Jordan. “Our review of Peru Road indicated that extending the 40 MPH area speed limit westerly .3 mile along Peru Road to Schaap Road would be appropriate,” wrote Diana Graser, a regional traffic engineer with the state DOT, in a letter to the town dated Jan. 14. “Extending the speed limit .2 miles farther west would not be appropriate.” Graser added that the DOT’s review of Schaap Road See Local roads, page 5

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Jordan-Elbridge Class of 1997 to memorialize classmate Peter “Wheat” Lunn, 32, was known to many as “Superman” By Ned Campbell Peter “Wheat” Lunn, formerly of Jordan, had a profound affect on those who knew him. Having fought Cystic Fibrosis his entire life, Peter passed away on Jan. 16, 2011, at the age of 32. “Up until the day he passed away, you could not take his spirit from him,” said Carrie Mocyk, J-E Class of 1997. “He will be fondly remembered as ‘Superman’ and ‘invincible.’” Peter grew up in Jordan and went to Jordan-Elbridge High School, where he ran cross country. He moved to Florida with his family before graduation. Had he stayed in the district, he would have graduated with the Class of 1997. Darcie Beers was close with Peter in high school, and

was one of many friends to reconnect with him on Facebook over the past two years. “You only really had to meet him once for him to have an impact on your life,” she said. Mocyk reconnected with Peter using the social networking site. “When people heard of him getting ready to pass, his Facebook page lit on fire,” Mocyk said. Services were held for Peter in Florida, but Mocyk and Beers, representing the J-E Class of 1997, have organized a local Memorial Service for Peter at noon on Feb. 19 at the Town Center in Jordan. “It was decided to have a memorial service and luncheon in Jordan because he has a lot of family and friends See ‘Wheat’, page 19

News from Marcellus Parks and Recreation for the snack bar. Bus leaves from Driver Middle School at 9:30 a.m. On Thursday Feb. 24 students in grades one through six can try some basic and fun gymnastic skills at Westside Gymnastics. Activities include relay races, parachute fun, an obstacle course and a trampoline. Cost is $12 per student and includes a slice of pizza and a drink.  Bus leaves from Driver Middle School at 11 a.m.

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On Friday Feb. 25, from 3 to 4 p.m., come enjoy playing Bingo with neighbors, friends and family. Small prizes will be awarded to winners. Open to children ages 7 and up.  This program is free and made possible in conjunction with the Marcellus

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Finding fun in February Looking for something to keep your kids busy the week of February break? The town of Marcellus Parks and Recreation Department has two field trips planned. On Wednesday Feb. 23, students in grades three through seven can enjoy snow tubing at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Resort. Cost is $16 per student. Attendees are advised to dress warm and bring a bag lunch or extra money

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Library. Register online at or by calling 673-3221. The next session of Zumba  starts on March 3 and runs on Thursday nights at the KCH Gym from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost See Parks, page 5

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Opinion Editorial

J-E school board should tune in The Jordan-Elbridge community has expressed its disagreement with the decisions of the J-E school board many times before — we finally have the perfect visual (see front page image). All board members voted “yes” to appealing the case won by fired treasurer Anthony Scro, which ordered his reinstatement, as the taxpayers they represent held up “VOTE NO” signs in silent protest. Jordan Trustee Lee Badman spoke up during that meeting, and wrote a letter to the school board, in which he responded to board President Mary Alley’s recent interview with WRVO’s Grant Reeher. “During the radio interview, Mary said that she wishes that children didn’t have to deal with the ugly side of what is an ‘adult’ issue,” Badman wrote. “If this board also feels like what is going on right now in the district is an ‘adult’ issue, we’re doomed.” We would have to agree. We’d love for this not to affect our students, but how could it not? Our advice? Parents, we ask that you do your best to keep your children focused on their schoolwork. As for the school board, we hope you’re beginning to tune in to the affect your decisions are having on the children of the community you represent. Because the kids are noticing the ugly side of this issue, whether we’d like them to or not. We all want the same thing — the best education for our children. Let’s work together to get there. But for that to happen, the Jordan-Elbridge school board needs to start listening to the taxpayers it represents.

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An open letter to the Jordan-Elbridge Board of Education The following letter, written by village of Jordan trustee Lee Badman, was sent to all school board members and interim superintendent Larry Zacher on Saturday Feb. 5. Board members: In the name of constructive dialogue, I offer the following about the last board meeting and board President Mary Alley’s recent interview with Grant Reeher (which should soon become availabe for listening online at campbellconversations).My goal is to provide feedback, and to hopefully provide insight from the other side of the table for your benefit. We all have other things to do, so I’ll be as brief as possible — but I feel that this is important. There is one thing I have learned in my years of serving around the world in national defense, as a coach for kids’ sports and as a member of local government: injustice is generally not tolerated well. The overall mood that hangs over the district at this point is injustice. There are certainly also perceptions of unfairness, power-hungriness and general bad stewardship of the soul of our community by the members of the board. Please read through to the end and let me explain. 3 After participating in the last meeting, I can say firsthand that I agree with the others in the commu-

nity that this board is now functionally disconnected from the rest of the district. It is my opinion that the board is now functioning for the board’s sake, as a runaway train, and the actual good of the district is somewhere down your list of priorities, dealt with after your personal agendas have been stroked. I say this not to be derogatory, but as an observation. 3 I do know that many of you are quite well off financially compared to others in the district. That fact combined with your ongoing eager willingness to pour more taxpayer money down legal holes, despite the community begging for relief, creates the appearance that the board members can afford higher taxes and therefore have little sympathy when district residents voice concern about how precious “district” dollars are being spent. 3 During the radio interview, Mary said that she wishes that children didn’t have to deal with the ugly side of what is an “adult” issue. If this board also feels like what is going on right now in the district is an “adult” issue, we’re doomed. And this goes back to my point that it is felt by the community that the board is more worried about its own baggage than it is the district (children, teachers and taxpayers). 3 Watching the table where the board members sit, there is a

palpable chill emanating from the board members. The feel is “you in the community can say whatever you want and we’ll tolerate you, but there is not a chance in hell that your words will get through our defenses.” There is zero observable evidence that the board is actually considering anything the community says in any way, at any time. 3 The board continues to ask us to be patient, that all will come out in time. Unfortunately, there is precedent in the district that makes your pledge of eventual disclosure ring hollow. Janice Schue’s situation basically has all flat out not believing you. How many years has this been going on with Miss Schue? Can you provide any example of when the community ever found out details relating to staff issues? Actions speak louder than words, and we continue to not only get no action, we’re not getting any meaningful words. 3 I believe the board has completely lost sight of the following core issues — the ones that are tearing the community apart to a degree that I truly don’t think each of you realize. Start figuring out ways to address these, and you’ll be on your way to finding a less hostile community before you: 1. We are a small district. We are a pretty close community. People talk,

design and build it. I like most of the Canadians I’ve met, but having one playing around with my water supply really ticks me off. As for the black F-450, isn’t that an off-road vehicle? When I left I climbed up and turned off the ignition. I would have taken the number from the plates but I was too angry and forgot I had something to write on in my truck. Why do men who are affiliated with construction feel they can leave their trucks running, unmanned, parked by our stores, even when the weather is not very hot or very cold. Don’t their windows open? Further, they park right up by the sidewalk in front of the stores, making it difficult for us elderly folks to walk into the stores. Can’t they read? The pavement is plainly marked “No parking.” When I lived in Syracuse and the water department was going to shut off water for a job, they left notices in our doors or mailboxes warning citizens ahead of time. I like living in Elbridge. It’s a friendly place to retire to and quiet. I’d never again live in any city. The houses are too close together. They look claustrophobic to me. So much chlorine is put into the drinking water that comes from Skaneateles Lake, I finally gave up and got a water softener and a charcoal filter so I do not have to carry gallons of water from the grocery to drink and can bathe without smelling chlorine. Back to the LT2 plant. Why do we have to be the guinea pigs?

A Skaneateles-Marcellus School District anyone?

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From the mailbag Some thoughts on EPAmandated treatment plant

To the editor: As a resident of Kingston Road, Elbridge, I was very interested in your article about the water treatment plant just about five properties from my home. Sine it went on line several months ago I have been annoyed by lack of water too many times and without warning. Water was turned off all night, starting at 9 p.m. the first time until morning. Other times it comes on with noisy spurts and black or brown tints. If one gets up in the night for a cup of water in the dark, one cannot see the color. The story I got from the water department was that everyone was expected to be asleep by 9 p.m. When I mentioned this to a native of the town, she said, “Get real.” One day in the fall I was so angry about lack of water I jumped into my little 10-year-old Chevy and went up to have it out with the fools running this operation. I was confronted by the biggest pickup truck I have ever seen, left running with no one behind the wheel. It was a new-looking Ford F-450 with, if I recall correctly, double rear wheels. A man came out of the plant and admitted it was his and escorted me into the plant where I met the Canadian engineer who supposedly designed the plant and seems to diddle with it weekly. As Fred Weisskopf said, we are being used as guinea pigs. This is an EPA-mandated project. Since our governments have ordered this, seems to me they should use a firm in the United States to

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To the editor: This is in response to the recent guest column written by Skaneateles School Board President Evan Dreyfuss for the Skaneateles Press, in which he outlined the difficult school budget picture and asked for community input. (Read Dreyfuss’s column at Let me begin by saying I appreciate the dedication and hard work of our school board members and I don’t envy the challenge they face in addressing proposed budget cuts. I also applaud their efforts to minimize the impact any reductions in the school budget will have on our children’s education. Having said that, I think the school board should address the “elephant in the room” which has the potential to reduce costs significantly, while impacting our student’s education the least – i.e. school district consolidation. Governor Cuomo stated last week that our taxes are 66 percent higher than the national average. He added that from 1994-2009, inflation was about 2.7 percent per year, personal income growth was 3.8 percent, but education expense went up more than 6 percent. New York is number one in education funding. Governor Cuomo has included in his budget $250 million in competitive grant monies for school administrative efficiency for school See Letters, next page


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districts that can find savings through efficiencies, shared services and consolidation. Rather than weaken our school’s “programming, athletic, special education, professional development and enrichment areas,” why not cut costs where substantial savings can be garnered with the least direct negative impact on our children’s education, and have the state pay for it. The savings could be in the millions of dollars! It is almost a certainty that the wealthiest school districts will bear more of the cost burden in coming years, as money is shifted to poorer districts in the state. Plus, the recent passage of a property tax cap by the NY State Senate signals that even tougher times are ahead, even if the cap does not eventually become law. A high achieving school system does attract families, which helps maintain real estate values; however, if families are priced out of the market due to high taxes, you can have the best school system in the world, but no one to teach. Simply look at the student enrollment trends in our two elementary schools over the past several years. Families are moving to communities with lower taxes and where there are jobs. I recommend our school board enter into merger discussions with their counterparts in the Marcellus School District. This is not meant to reflect on the level of competence of Superintendent Phil D’Angelo or the quality of his staff. Phil is a talented professional, who could easily oversee a much larger

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and thank God they do. 2. As I have mentioned to you in the past, it is statistically ridiculous to think that we could have so many “bad apples” in one district. This is extremely important for you to realize. This board went on a blitzkrieg house-clearing mission that felt utterly bizarre, especially since none of those terminated left in handcuffs. If there is a single root cause to the current district issues, this is it. 3. Whether there is impropriety at work behind the scenes or not is only for you to know, but I promise you that the perception of impropriety exists. Again, this is one of the board’s core problems from the public’s perception. An inordinate number of valued (by the community and other administrators and staff) employees were hurried out the door under murky circumstances. Friends of board members’ careers were advanced rapidly before our very eyes. The mantra of “we can’t talk about that” became the running punchline to a bad joke, and the community is not going to get past this — ever — without more of substance from the board. 4. Vague references to the board leading the district in “a new direction” have been made multiple times. You owe the community clarity on what that direction is supposed to be, and why the previous course was defective despite increasing test scores, expanded educational opportunities and the graduation of a lot of young men and women who are now doing incredible things (if you’d bother to research them). 5. On the topic of board member Jeanie Pieklik, there is no sugar-coating it: you cannot expect the public to be gracious

district. Maybe in prior decades it was necessary to have a superintendent in close proximity to all direct reports, but with the advances in technology and communication, proximity is no longer essential. I am not proposing the closure of schools. The Skaneateles and Marcellus High Schools would continue to operate independently with separate activities and athletics, except, of course, where it may make sense to combine – for example, football. (As an aside, think how thrilled the Marcellus players would be to have a coach who played in the NFL, and how pleased the Skaneateles players would be to have enough players to field a decent size team). A good example of where this works is the Pittsford School District in Pittsford. Pittsford is a community about the combined size of Skaneateles and Marcellus. The District has two high schools, which operate independently, Pittsford Mendon and Pittsford Sutherland, each with separate campuses, identities, activities, teams (except where it made sense to combine; football, for instance) and traditions. Some teachers and resources are shared between the high schools. There is also a competitiveness that exists between the schools, which helps promote better performance by teachers, coaches and students. Imagine the amount of “efficiencies” resulting from a consolidation with Marcellus at all levels – administration, programs, technology, transportation, communications, resources etc. Second, negotiate a more equitable contract with the unions representing all

district employees. Savings can be found through efficiencies and other creative maneuvering, but with 75 percent of all local education budgets going to pay for district salaries and benefits, that is the area where real savings exists. While the private sector was able to eliminate salary increases and reduce benefits to cope with the recession, district employees continued to enjoy annual wage and benefit increases that far outpaced local private sector increases, inflation and the consumer price index. Negotiating a union contract will not be easy. The response you will get is that the unions don’t have to negotiate. The Triborough Agreement essentially allows the union negotiators to do nothing until they get what they want, continuing to operate under the existing contract. Unfortunately, that will mean more lay-offs and less programming. I know many in the community will not be in favor of district consolidation (combine with Marcellus? Never!). No one likes to give up local control and, candidly, all things being equal, I feel the same way. However, the question we need to ask ourselves is: at what point are the costs simply too high, and the cuts impacting the quality of our children’s education just too great? P.S. Did I mention I’d add the Jordan-Elbridge School District into the consolidation equation as well? It appears they could use someone with the leadership capabilities and talents of a Phil D’Angelo. How does the Skanjellus School District sound?

about the Danny Mevec relationship, how much money Mevec took out of the district for advice deemed by the board to be defective, compounded by the oath paperwork issue that does look very bad given the excuses used to fire Scro. That the board seemingly has no sympathy to the public’s disgust with Jeanie sitting at the table, free of accountability, adds fuel to the flames of the speculation about the questionable ethics and clique mentality that pervades. 6. During the interview, Mary mentioned how uncomfortable the board members are becoming based on public reaction to the current situation. At the same time, no sympathy or acknowledgment of the discomfort caused by the board for our friends – those you have terminated — and for us as a community is ever offered. The board seems to have tunnel vision about who’s being made uncomfortable these days (we all are). To finish, I offer three items. 1. During Mary’s interview, she mentions that board members don’t have training in public relations, etc. and so perhaps could have done some things different during the processes that have led to this situation. I would offer that you have had no training as a human resources hit-squad either, but certainly chose to go beyond your comfort zone in that regard. So we’re supposed to trust your judgment on the terminations and firings when you overstep your role, but forgive your other inadequacies because you’re volunteers with no training in certain areas? It does not wash, and can’t be reconciled in the community’s mind. 2. As part of the village of Jordan board, I know firsthand that residents are very, very worried about their finances. These are brutal times for people, and


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is $55 for an eight-week session and registration forms can be found at the department’s website or at town hall.   Join Connie Heagerty for Tai-Chi yoga at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday March 3 in the Marcellus Library community room. Cost for this program is $15 for a 10-week session.  The department will take its first Bingo trip of the year to the Turning Stone Casino on Monday April 4. This trip costs $15 per person, which includes $10 in Bingo Bucks and a $5 meal coupon.  This trip is open to adults ages18 and older. The bus will leave Marcellus at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 pm.  The Town of Marcellus Parks and Recreation Office is located at 24 East Main St. can be reached by phone at 673-3269, ext. 2 or by email at  

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found lowering the speed limit on Shaap road would not be appropriate, citing the road’s “short length and minimal development.” Town Supervisor Ken Bush said residents were “half-pleased” with the state’s decision. Highway Supervisor Dennis Pelmear said the town is still waiting to hear from Onondaga County acknowledging the state’s decision, as the affected roads are county roads. He said the county must not have any issues with the state’s decision before any action can be taken, and that once approved, new signs would likely not go up until spring. “It’s not the easiest thing to do, putting up signs in the winter,” Pelmear said

Chuck O’Neil Skaneateles both villages continue to feel the impact of one unfunded mandate after another from both state and federal levels, and of late we have the county doing its best to make sure that we suffer. The last thing we can afford on top of everything else is a school board who does not consider how its actions are impacting taxpayers before they blindly follow lawyers into the next court case. Just because Mr. Miller and BOCES lawyers are jazzed about appealing the Scro case, it does not make it right. In fact, it’s very wrong on several levels. 3. As with Jeanie’s situation, there is no way to nicely describe the effect that Mr. Zacher (and to a lesser degree, Mr. Speck) have on this entire situation. The perception of a high-paid (and yes, $600 a day is high pay) outsider who continues to demonstrate an anti-community, anti-district,

pro-board mentality is just abrasive. It feels like Mr. Zacher was hired, and with no ties to our community immediately went to work perpetuating the strange, undeclared agenda of the board while immediately dismissing the community as an entity not worthy of concern. To hear that valued programs like music are likely to be sacrificed while we see seemingly unorthodox promotions of friends of board members and endless legal wrangling over events that never should have happened to begin with bring us back to the root of the problem, and Mr. Zacher seems to simply be an expensive rubber stamp to bad decisions. Respectfully, Lee Badman




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West Genesee places first in AD sectionals

By Bonnie Russell   The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on Feb. 5 with competitors from Cazenovia, CiceroNorth Syracuse, Liverpool, Tully, Westhill and West Genesee high schools.    West Genesee High School came in first overall, and brought home a total of 32 medals from the competition. Teams from Cazenovia, and CiceroNorth Syracuse placed second, and third, respectively, to advance with West Genesee to the state competition at Onondaga County Community College to be held in March.    The Decathlon, coordinated by Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, is an academic competition among high schools in Section III. Since it began as a local academic competition in California in 1968, the U.S. Academic Decathlon has grown to become an international event.    West Genesee team members that competed were Dennis (DJ) Campbell, Abigail Hard, Alec Kearns, Caitlin Nolan, Kaitlin Richards, Jerry Roy, Matthew Serrao, Jennifer Smacher, and Kevan Spencer. (Michael McCartney was unable to attend.) Their coach, Scott Duda, is a WGHS science teacher in the Learning Center. He has been meet-

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ACADEMIC ALL-STARS: Pictured are members of the first-place team from West Genesee. In the front, from left, are Kevan Spencer, Jerry Roy and Alec Kearns. In back, from left, are Martin Leff, Abigail Hard, Caitlin Nolan, Thomas Brogan, Coach Scott Duda, Matthew Serrao, Dennis (DJ) Campbell, Kaitlyn Richards and Jennifer Smacher. ing with the team since the fall.   Serrao received one gold medal    Alternates on the team were for social science, one silver medal Thomas Brogan and Martin Leff. for language and literature, and    Individual medals were award- three bronze medals for music, ed for the highest scores on six math, and economics. He also came objective written tests in music, in third overall at the Scholar level art, language and literature, sci- for a total of six individual medals. ence, mathematics and economics.    Spencer won two gold medals, for    Campbell received three gold med- his scores on the economics and als for art, social science, and econom- music tests. He also received two ics, two bronze medals for music and silver medals in social science and language and literature, and he came language and literature, and he came in first overall at the Honors level in second overall for the Varsity level for a total of six individual medals. for a total of five individual medals.

  Kearns won two silver medals, for economics and language and literature. He also received three bronze medals in art, music, and social science for a total of five individual medals.    Smacher received a gold medal for language and literature and she also won two silver medals, for economics and social science for a total of three individual medals.    Hard won a silver medal for language and literature, and she received two bronze medals in social science and music for a total of three individual medals.    A bronze medal was awarded to Nolan for music and also to Richards for social science.    Teams are composed of three “A� students (honor level), three “B� students (scholastic level), and three “C� students (varsity level). All take the same academic tests, but trophies are given for the top three individual scores in each level.    In addition to the written tests, the Decathlon features an oral “Super Quiz� before an audience. This year’s “Super Quiz� theme was. “Introduction to Geology inclusive of a case study of the Dust bowl.� West Genesee finished first in this portion of the competition.

J-E to host ‘Festival of Drums’ The Jordan-Elbridge Band Boosters along with the 2011 J-E Winter Drumline will present their annual Festival of Drums on Saturday Feb. 12. This winter drum line contest will feature percussion lines from 11 schools across Central New York, including Liverpool, Marcus Whitman, Phoenix, Central Square, Victor, Baldwinsville and CNS. The program starts at 1 p.m. at J-E High School, 5721 Hamilton Rd in Jordan. Tickets are $6 for adults. Concession stand and raffle tickets will be available to purchase at the show. Doors to the gym open at 12.30 p.m.

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From front to back: Natalie Andrianos, Nicole Elking, Liz Herrling and Courtney Reed. for Scholars. For more information on Dollar for Scholars or to make a donation online, go to dollarsforscholarsje.blogspot. com.

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On Saturday Jan. 20 the Jordan-Elbridge High School business room was transformed into a telecommunications center full of telephones for students to contact almost 2,000 J-E residents. Community members were asked to contribute any amount they could to support the Dollars for Scholars scholarship program. Twenty-six years ago, the Jordan-Elbridge Community began an organized fundraising effort to provide their high school graduates with scholarship aid. The JordanElbridge Scholarship Foundation (known locally as Dollars for Scholars) raised $5,000.00 and awarded a total of 14 scholarships in 1986. Each year this amount has grown to the point where JE Dollars for Scholars has distributed over half a million dollars to JE graduates since its inception. Last year, more than $11,000 was raised through the Phone-a-Thon. Each year almost 30 members of the J-E senior class volunteer their time to help raise funds for the Dollars

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Daniel S. Arnold was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force on Sept. 1, 2010. Arnold is in the #571 Contingency Response Wing at Travis Air Base in California. His work has taken him to Kenya, Afghanistan, Australia, England and Spain. He has served temporary duty in 11 states, including Alaska. Arnold

served his first three years of duty at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Arnold graduated from Westhill High School in 2003. He is the son of Heidi and Bob Mahan and Steven and Rhonda Arnold. Dan lives with his wife Staff Sergeant Tiffany Arnold and daughter Sydney.


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‘Black Street Mary’ to present on museums in the digital age

By Dave Taddeo For more than fifteen years, Diane Mueller, Driver Middle School math AIS teacher, has been producing and directing student and faculty/staff musicals. Funds collected from the theatrical productions, which have included “Annie� and “The Wizard of Oz,� have been donated to charitable causes such as Books for Africa, the Jumbo Jipya School in Kenya, the Marcellus Faculty Association Scholarship Fund, and to local Marcellus families in need. This year’s production is “Fiddler on the Roof,� and performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 11 and Saturday Feb. 12 in Driver Middle School’s renovated Aitchison Auditorium. Admission is free with a suggested donation of

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Faculty and staff rehearse for their upcoming performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.� Pictured, from left, are Erin Mahoney, Peggy Sundberg, Diane Mueller, Debbie Bowman, Jessica Hehl and Mary Nichols. $3; proceeds will go toward upgrading Aitchison Auditorium’s sound system. Featured performers include DMS librarian Steve Nabinger as Tevye; DMS science teacher Mary Jo Hoeft as Golde; KCH Speech

Therapist Becky Eaton, DMS Nurse Debbie Bowman, DMS special education teacher Jeni Comstock, DMS counselor Lorraine Reynolds and DMS foreign language teacher Erin Watson as Tevye’s daughters;

DMS English teacher Peggy Sundberg as The Fiddler; and grades seven through twelve curriculum coordinator Janet O’Mara as The Matchmaker.

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Author Mary E. Messere will present “History in the Digital Age� at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Erie Canal Park, Devoe Road, Camillus. This lecture is free and open to the public. Messere is also known as Back Street Mary for her history articles that have appeared in local papers, magazines and online.� A writer, photographer, archivist and former Madison County Historian, she is known for organizing six Fall Festival History Weekends, which brought together historical societies from every county in Central New York. The presentation will feature information for historical societies and museums on today’s step into the digital age, including discussions on virtual tours, collections information, video documenting of events, and arguments for making your archival material available to researchers on-line.

This presentation is the debut of History Star Productions, a new and different history business that will cater to local small historical societies and sites. The business is headed up by Donna and Michael Nortman. Donna is the company’s consultant for museum policy and collections care, while Michael is the company’s grant writer/ fund raising consultant. As part of the lecture. Messere will also present an informative piece on the Wood, Taber & Morse Steam Engine Works, a See History, page 19

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WG hockey shutout streak continues By Phil Blackwell

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SLIDE ALONG: West Genesee forward Josh Duquette (13) works around the net, flanked by an Ontario Bay defender, in last Tuesday’s game. Duquette would go on to notch a hat trick in a 13-0 win over Utica Proctor two nights later. mere seven shots. and two assists. WG’s most one-sided result of Lynch and Tommy Hanley the season occurred Thursday at also found the net twice as Travis Utica Memorial Auditorium as, Wager posted a goal and three in a sixth straight shutout, the assists. Ryan LaVallee and Matt Wildcats prevailed 13-0. Skrupa chipped in with goals, A six-goal first period set the while Schattner picked up three tone for a night where WG saw assists and Michel added two as14 different players earn a point sists. Tinklepaugh, Jimmy Sauda, by the time it was done. Jason Keyes and Jake Telpen all Josh Duquette had the only earned assists, too. hat trick, his three goals and one Solvay, with a chance to move assist topped, points-wise, by up the Division I ladder, did so Holzhauer as he got a goal and last Tuesday night at State Fair four assists. Ryan had two goals Coliseum with a big 7-4 victory

Marcellus boys handle Caz, clinch playoff spot By Phil Blackwell Though quick at the start, the Marcellus boys basketball team had to wait until the late stages to put away Cazenovia 64-53 last Friday night. With that win, the Mustangs improved its overall record to 8-8 and, in the process, clinched a Section III Class B playoff berth. Before the first quarter was done, Marcellus had a 22-12 lead, but Cazenovia did not let the Mustangs run away. Instead, it used a

steady offense to eat into the Mustangs’ margin, Tanner Whiteman (17 points) and Ben Romagnoli (11 points) the main culprits. Yet the Mustangs rose up on defense in the fourth quarter, holding the Lakers to eight points and getting away behind a nice insideoutside game. Kyle Hastings handled the inside part, earning 23 points, while Steve Raven hit four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points to balance things out. Geoff Crysler added seven points.

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The Marcellus Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team will sponsor an Introduction to Girls Lacrosse Clinic Sundays starting Feb. 20 and running through March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Marcellus High School Gym. A donation to the Marcellus Sports Booster Club of $30 will be charged. Sticks and goggles will be available to all participants, but players must bring their own mouth guards (required). Registration forms are available in the Marcellus elementary and middles schools or by contacting Coach Lundblad at 673-1335.

By Phil Blackwell In the aftermath of the West Genesee boys basketball team’s first defeat of the season to CiceroNorth Syracuse on Jan. 28, it was fully expected that the Wildcats would shake it off, then start winning again. At least that was supposed to happen. Instead, what transpired were two defeats to sub-.500 teams, Oswego and Fayetteville-Manlius, and a real concern that what was built over those first two months of the season could all come unglued in February. First, Oswego defied all the expectations and stunned the Wildcats 54-51, a result no one saw coming because (1) WG was supposed to shake off the CNS loss at home and (2) the Buccaneers were 3-8 and didn’t seem to possess any real danger. All of this stemmed from a poor start as Oswego raced ahead 17-9 in the first quarter. And even when WG erased that deficit and went up by four in the third period, the Bucs fought back and reclaimed a 39-38 edge with one period left. See WG hoops, page 10

Solvay boys stun Westhill; Aiello nets 29 By Phil Blackwell Not so long ago, the Solvay boys basketball team was 16, losing touch with all post-season hopes. But everything has changed now. The once-dormant Bearcats, led by senior center Dan Aiello, claimed its fifth win in six games by stunning defending state Class B champion Westhill 58-55 Friday night. Solvay had been building to this performance for weeks and was determined to erase years of disappointment and losses to their neighbors from Westhill. And the Bearcats’ timing was perfect, as the Warriors had played a hard-fought game against OHSL Liberty division leader Skaneateles (and lost, 73-64) the night before. Wasting little time, Solvay bolted to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter that it would hold the rest of the night, mainly because, against the smaller Westhill lineup, the 6-7 Aiello feasted. Time after time, Aiello got the ball inside and converted, or grabbed an errant Westhill shot, and he didn’t stop until he had registered 29 points, half of Solvay’s total, plus 14 rebounds. Offering the inside help, Chuck St. Andrew nearly had his own double-double, with 12 points and nine rebounds. The Bearcats steadily built a 45-31 lead before the fourth quarter, then had to hang on as the Warriors fought back behind Nathan Nigolian, who matched Aiello with 29 points of his own as Kevin McAvoy, with 12 points, also

made key contributions. Yet John Savo’s free throws with 37 seconds left allowed Solvay to hang on. As this big week started, the Bearcats met Jordan-Elbridge for the second time in four nights last Monday and, once again, came out on top, though it had to wait until the late stages to pull away and beat the Eagles 62-47. From the time the Bearcats rushed to an 18-11 lead in the first quarter, it controlled matters. Yet it could not get clear, J-E getting nice efforts from Leland Holmes (14 points) and Brennen Barrigar (11 points) to stay in the game. Tom Poppe, with nine points, and Tyler Richardson, with seven points, offered the support. Solvay would have the last push, though, outscoring J-E 17-8 in the final period as Deon Knighton-Kearse provided lots of offense as he earned 23 points. Close behind, Aiello had 18 points, while Savo earned six points. Again contrasting the effort of their male counterparts, the J-E girls team, back in the state Class B rankings (at no. 25), went to Hannibal and blanked the Warriors in the first quarter on its way to an easy 53-28 victory. Having beaten Hannibal without Molly Hourigan in the lineup on Jan. 19, the Eagles shut down the Warriors in a 16-0 first-quarter blitz. As if that wasn’t enough, J-E outscored Hannibal 19-11 in the third period to add a further cushion. Hourigan poured in 17 points, with Erin McLaughlin (12 points) and Kelsey Richardson (11 points) also hitting double figures. Amanda Wheeler added eight points.


tFemale Athlete of the Week

Kevin Rice, Skaneateles boys basketball Rice has led the Lakers to first place in the OHSL Liberty division and, in a key 73-64 win over Westhill on Feb. 3, earned 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Heather Martin, Fayetteville-Manlius girls indoor track Martin led the Hornets to the Section III Class AA championship Jan. 29 at Colgate by winning both the 300 and 600-meter races, plus a leg in the 4x400 relay.



A long time has passed since the West Genesee ice hockey team has allowed a goal – to be precise, since the third period of a 5-1 win at Cortland-Home on Jan. 18. Since then, no one has put the puck in the net against the Wildcats, a trend that carried on last Tuesday night at Shove Park as one big period led to the team’s fifth straight shutout, 3-0, over Ontario Bay. In many ways, the Storm succeeded in containing the highpowered WG attack, holding them without a goal in the first and third periods, a direct result of Ontario Bay netminder Justin Geddings turning back 35 shots. However, in the second period the Wildcats beat Geddings three times for its winning margin. Forwards Nick Holzhauer and Shawn Lynch found the net, as did defenseman R.J. Tinklepaugh, while Robbie Michel, John Sabert and Matt Schattner earned assists. Just as importantly, the back line of Tinklepaugh, Michel, Schattner and Cody Ryan continued to slam shut any opposing attack, holding the Storm to a

over Baldwinsville. The Bearcats trailed, 2-1, when its offense really came to life in the second period, scoring four times as it claimed a 5-3 lead. After the Bees moved within 5-4 in the final period, Solvay tacked on a pair of insurance tallies. Tom Missert and Mike Sniffen both had two goals and one assist, with Will Downs also finding the net twice. Ben Carock had the other goal as Carmen Gacek and Alex Tripp both recorded three assists. David Graf had two assists and Tyler O’Mara one assists as Ryan Bonk finished with 31 saves. But Solvay had a letdown Thursday, falling to Ontario Bay 2-1. The Bearcats did not get on the board until Missert, off a feed from O’Mara, beat Storm goalie Justin Geddings in the third period. As Solvay (7-5-3) plays four times in the last week of the regular season (against Rome Free Academy, Utica Proctor, Corcoran and Cortland-Homer) to determine its post-season fate, West Genesee (15-2-2) honors its seniors Wednesday as it hosts second-place Cicero-North Syracuse.

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WG track stars compete at NYC meet With the Section III championships behind them, West Genesee indoor track and field runners John DeLallo and Laura Leff both traveled to New York City’s Armory Track & Field Center for Saturday’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational. DeLallo, fifth in the nation at the 1,000 distance entering the event, would take eighth place her in a time of two minutes, 30.84

seconds. Liverpool’s Zavon Watkins won that event in 2:27.27. Leff entered the meet 17th in the country in the 1,000, and here she would rise to seventh place in 2:55.41 as Claudia Francis (2:48.75) got the top spot.

RIGHT: West Genesee girls indoor track and field freshman Laura Leff went to Saturday’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City to compete in the 1,000-meter run. LEFT: West Genesee boys indoor track and field senior John DeLallo competed in the 1,000-meter run in last Saturday’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City. Submitted photos

Solvay boys bowlers win twice Before and after a mid-week weather interruption, the Solvay bowling teams found a fair amount of success. The Bearcats swept Bishop Grimes in a pair of 4-0 decisions last Tuesday afternoon at Strike-N-Spare Lanes. Zach Weigand again led the boys

Bearcats, with a 613 series that included a 214 high game. Robert Biggs had a threegame total of 588 and Dominic Artuso added a 514 set. On the girls side, Kelsey Cooper had the high series of 449 against the Cobras. Then, without any Wednesday practice,

Solvay split with Chittenango on Thursday afternoon. The boys Bearcats won 4-0 behind Weigand’s 252 high game and 608 series. Dan Figueroa added a 593 set as Biggs put up a 559 series. Solvay’s girls lost by that same 4-0 margin, though Cooper improved to a three-game total of 495.

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WG trailed, 26-24, at halftime, and though it pulled back from Spencer, as the Hornets held him to 10 points, one of his lowest totals of the season. That would ultimately hurt WG, as F-M moved back in front in the final period and stayed there, mostly because Mike Palermo could not be contained. He finished with 27 points, connecting on three 3-pointers and 14 free throws, many of those foul shots in the homestretch. Nick Wood set a season mark with 18 points, while Brian Burns poured in nine points and Naton added six points. But WG got just five total points, and one field goal, from the duo of Wadach and Herrington, and took its third straight


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defeat. WG’s girls team, meanwhile, got a 35-29 win over Oswego to improve its mark to 4-10. Trailing 12-9 after a rough first half, the Wildcats took the lead for good with a 15-8 march through the third quarter. Melissa Fumano threw in 13 points, while Kara Datellas gained seven points. Oswego, in defeat, saw Taylor Giglio get 14 points, nearly half its total for the night. Then WG lost to F-M 60-45, as droughts in both the second and fourth quarters proved costly. Marie Temara led the Wildcats with 12 points, with Melissa Fumano (10 points) and Claire Kelley (nine points) close behind. Kiley Shoemaker led the Hornets with 15 points.



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If the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team wanted a shot at catching Skaneateles atop the OHSL Liberty division, it needed to complete a regular-season sweep of Bishop Grimes. But when the Gaelic Knights ventured to East Syracuse last Friday night, it never could replicate its strong start the rest of the night, leading to a 64-51 loss to the Cobras. Having beaten Grimes in a 56-54 thriller Dec.22, Ludden had confidence it could do the same here. And by pushing the tempo in the game’s opening minutes, it got baskets on the other end and zoomed to a 16-9 lead. Just at that moment, though, the Cobras switched from man-to-man defense to a match-up zone, and the Gaelic Knights could get nothing done in the paint the rest of the half. Meanwhile, Grimes’ pair of accomplished seniors, Mike Stone and Mike Sugamosto, accounted for 28 points between them in the half, carrying the Cobras to a 30-23 halftime lead. And Grimes pulled away in the second half because it diversified the attack. Conversely, too much of Ludden’s workload fell on freshman Dan Kaigler, who got 18 of his 20 points after the break as only Corey Hunter (11 points) joined him in double figures. Stone, meanwhile, finished with 28 points and seven rebounds, while Sugamosto added 12 points and seven rebounds. Ludden warmed up for Grimes by hosting Hannibal last Tuesday night. And it had


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And in the homestretch, Oswego held on by making seven of 10 free throws, negating another fine night from Eric Spencer, who recovered from his off-night at CNS by getting 24 points here. Greg Wadach and Matt Naton added eight points apiece. Jake Metcalf paced the Bucs with 21 points. Now WG had to face a young Fayetteville-Manlius squad vastly improving as it makes a late push tor each the Section III Class AA playoffs. Sure enough, the Hornets kept the Wildcats reeling with a 59-55 victory. For three quarters, the two sides, familiar rivals in so many sports (especially lacrosse), barely separated from each other.

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By Phil Blackwell

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Marcellus volleyball tops Solvay, Camden

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TOURNAMENT EXPERTS: The Marcellus girls volleyball team has won five different tournaments this season, including its own tournament plus a league title and first-place trophies at Watertown, Fulton and Mount Markham. Front row, from left; Veronica Raymond, Jena Annable, Sara Ryan, Allie Vanderwerf. Middle row: Cassie Roberts, Tabby McBride, Allie Massara, Tori Bingham. Back row: Jess Cost, Kelsey Burke, Nicole Fletcher, Haley Landers. By Phil Blackwell With its last winter tour of the Section III Class B playoffs about to start, the Marcellus girls volleyball team went in all the momentum possible. Fittingly, the Mustangs’ farewell match within the OHSL Liberty division came against Solvay, against whom it had so many championship battles through the decades. This one wasn’t close, though, as Marcellus won in three games 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. Jena Annable finished with 16 assists and Jess Cost had 12 assists, plus seven digs. Up front, Nicole Fletcher amassed 10 kills, five blocks and seven digs, while Devon Landers and Sara Ryan had matching totals of seven kills. Allie Vanderwerf contributed five assists. As for Solvay, Kaylee LeRoy had 16 digs, with Gabby Santoferrara adding six assists as Kyndra Jackson and Kelsey Francemone each earned four kills. Ashley Colley produced four assists. A day later, Marcellus (13-1) beat Camden 26-24, 25-12, 25-19, only having a close call in the first game. Fletcher had seven kills nine digs and four blocks, with Landers adding eight kills and Ryan picking up seven kills and nine digs. Cost (11 assists) and Annable (nine assists) both got nine digs. Solvay began its last week of the regular season by taking on Living Word Academy and beating the Lions in four games. A close first game went to the Bearcats, 26-24, and it also won the second game 25-19. Living Word won the third game 25-22, but Solvay rebounded and closed out the match with another 25-19 win in the fourth game.


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to work all four quarters to push past the Warriors 64-52. All through the first three periods, Hannibal kept up with Ludden and had plenty of success on the offensive side. Despite this, the Gaelic Knights still led, 50-44, going to the final period, and used free throws and solid defense in the homestretch to double that margin. Ben Hackett had his best varsity showing yet, earning 18 points to match Kaigler’s total. Kelly Beaudoin’s 12 points included a trio of 3-pointers as Tyler Young and Casey Ganley each got six points, all from four 3-pointers. Hannibal’s Alec Nelson led both sides with 19 points.

Francemone picked up 12 kills and eight digs. Cassidy Tanzella added nine kills and Jackson picked up eight kills. Santoferrara had 17 assists and 15 digs as Ashley Colley added 12 assists and six digs. LeRoy also helped on defense with 17 digs as Michelle Slowik threw in eight digs. Westhill took a 25-9, 25-19, 25-21 loss to undefeated Class C power Tully last Monday night. Sarah Daily had 13 digs as Annaleigh Gedney amassed six kills, seven assists, three blocks and five digs. Then it lost to Hannibal in four games, 25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21 on Tuesday night. Briana Beeman stepped up with seven assists and seven digs, with Gedney adding six assists and Abby Bornstein earning five kills, three aces and three digs. Katie McGraw produced 14 digs and four kills. Jordan-Elbridge had a 25-6, 25-14, 2514 loss to CBA as Liz Jorolemon and Katie Byrnes each had three kills, with Taylor Saguinas (seven digs), Jessica Somes and Harley Kuhn (six digs each) working on the defensive side. On Thursday, the Eagles met Hannibal and split the first two games, both 25-23 decisions, before falling to the Warriors 25-13 in the third game and 25-12 in the fourth. Byrnes had nine kills, adding three aces. Kali Kimak picked up nine digs as Mallory Snyder earned 11 assists and Paige Brown added five assists. Somes had six digs and three kills. Westhill played once more Saturday in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 loss to JamesvilleDeWitt to close out its season at 3-15. Gedney had four aces and five assists as McGraw added 12 digs and O’Brien picked up 11 digs. Sterly managed four kills and four blocks. On the girls side, Bishop Ludden may have to rely on its OHSL Liberty division record to qualify for the Class B playoffs, so last Tuesday’s 73-43 romp over Hannibal helped in that quest. The Gaelic Knights outscored the Warriors in every quarter, especially in a 24-12 blitz through the second period that broke things open. Natalie Barletta, with 21 points, led an attack well balanced between three standout efforts. Kayla Kibling, who finished with 20 points, hit all four of her team’s 3-pointers as Nicole Granteed stepped up for 17 points. And Ludden stayed hot Thursday night, defending its home court in a 54-43 victory over Bishop Grimes to improve its league mark to 6-7 (6-9 overall).

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12 Eagle Observer, Feb. 9, 2011 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ALABAR, LLC (Under Section 206 of the Limited Liability Company Law) 1.The name of the limited liability company is ALABAR, LLC. 2.The date of filing of the articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State was September 30, 2010. The articles of organization became effective on that date. 3.The office of the limited liability company is located in Onondaga County. 4.The New York Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary shall mail a copy of any process served to the limited liability company at the following address: PO Box 66, Elbridge, New York 13060-0066. 5.The purpose of the limited liability company shall be to transact any and all business which may be transacted legally by a limited liability company pursuant to the New York Limited Liability Company Law. EO-8 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CHRISTINE’S CATERING & LINENS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above named Limited Liability Company has been formed for the transaction of business in the State of New York and elsewhere. 1.The name of the Limited Liability Company is Christine’s Catering & Linens, LLC. 2.The articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State for the State of New York on December 17, 2010. 3.The county within the State of New York in which the office of the Limited Liability Company is to be located is Onondaga. 4. The principal office of the Limited Liability Company is 112 Kathleen Terrace, Camillus, New York 13031. 5.The Secretary of State of the State of New York is designated as the agent for the Limited Liability Company upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served and the address within the State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the process in any action or proceeding against the Limited Liability Company which may be served upon her is 112 Kathleen Terrace, Camillus, New York 13031. 6.The name and street address within this state of the registered agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom and at which process against it can be served is Carrie A. Ellis, 112 Kathleen Terrace, Camillus, New York 13031. 7.The character of the business to be transacted by the Limited Liability Company is food service/ catering and linen rental/ service. EO-6 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of PANERA PLAZA GROUP CNY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/12/11. Office location: Onondaga County. Princ. office of LLC: 11 E. Genesee St., P.O. Box 228, Skaneateles, NY 13152. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. SK-8 LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Jordan Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:00pm at The Village Hall, 7 Mechanic Street, Jordan NY to discuss proposals for the Community Development Block Grant. Linda J. Boehm Clerk-Treasurer EO-6 Zoning Board of Appeals NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Elbridge Zoning Board of Appeals held their annual reorganizational meeting on Wednesday January 19th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 5 Rte 31, Jordan,

N.Y. 13080 ·The monthly meetings for the Town of Elbridge Zoning Board will be moved to the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 5 Rte 31, Jordan. NY 13080 and will continue in the consecutive years to follow unless otherwise stated. ·Paige Boratko has been appointed by the Town of Elbridge Town Board as the ZBA secretary and also as an alternate voting member to maintain a quorum in a situation of conflict of interest or in the absence of regular board members. ·Mr. Scott Chatfield is appointed as Zoning board attorney ·John Moorehead hereby designates Lorraine Morris to be appointed deputy chairman. ·The first ZBA meeting in January of each calendar year is a reorganization meeting Dated: Elbridge, New York, September 19th, 2011th. John Moorehead, Chairperson, Town Of Elbridge Zoning Board of Appeals. EO-6 LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN OF SPAFFORD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FEBUARY 8, 2011 AT THE SPAFFORD TOWN HALL, 1984 ROUTE 174, SKANEATELES, NY 13152 AT 7:00 P.M. TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION: Jalaine Delcorps/Frank Ireland, owning property at 2344 Rose Hill Road, are seeking to amend a Special Permit to construct an addition to an existing dog kennel in the Residential Agricultural District. Tax Map #005-01-29. Kim Read Zoning Secretary SK-6 BID NOTICE Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on March 03, 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:// const-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139-j restricts contact with Department personnel after advertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on theNYSDOT 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 theSecretary, 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 advertisement, 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 D261651, PIN 3M10.02, Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego & Seneca Cos., Highway Job Order Contract, Bid Deposit $50,000.00, NO PLANS, Proposals on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 0 - 0% EO-6 VILLAGE OF MARCELLUS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Marcellus Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2011 at 7:00pm prevailing time at the Village Hall, 6 Slocombe Avenue, Marcellus, NY 13108 to consider a request for site plan review made by Marcellus Express Laundry for the property located at 20 East Main Street. Copies of the Application and Short SEQRA Environmental Assessment Form are on file with the Village Clerk and available for public review. All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard at the scheduled hearing. Dan Kwasnowski Planning Board Chairperson Village of Marcellus EO-6 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: CHARLIE’S AT THE FAIR, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/11. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 4755 Cornish Heights Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13215. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC Law. EO-11 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of The


Blarney Stone Inn, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/11. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 141 Worden Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. Purpose: any lawful activities. SK-11 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Allyn Family Capital Fund, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/14/11. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 56 State St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Purpose: any lawful activities. SK-11 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Allyn Family Pooled Fixed Income Fund, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/ 13/11. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 56 State St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of J & T Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/ 10/11. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 East Lake St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Purpose: any lawful activities. SK-11 TOWN OF SPAFFORD 2011 TOWN BOARD MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Spafford will hold their regular Town Board meetings for the year 2011 on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174. Notice of any changes, additional meetings, or public hearings will be made in compliance with the Open Meetings Law. Lisa M. Valletta Town Clerk Town of Spafford SK-6 TOWN OF SPAFFORD 2011 Sub Division/Planning Board Meetings Notice is hereby given that the Sub Division/Planning Board of the Town of Spafford will meet on the third Thursday of each month as needed. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174. Notice of any changes, additional meetings or public hearings will be made in compliance with the Open Meetings Law. Leslie Morton Sub Division/Planning Board Chair Town of Spafford Sk-6 TOWN OF SPAFFORD 2011 Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Spafford will meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174. Notice of any changes, additional meetings or public hearings will be made in compliance with the Open Meetings Law. Work sessions will be held as needed Kimberly A. Read ZBA Secretary Town of Spafford Notice of Conversion to Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: COWLES FARMS, LLC. Certificate of Conversion filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/31/ 11. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1818 Oak Hill Road, Marietta, NY 13110. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC Law. SK-11



Doris Kelly, 88

Retired Marcellus social studies teacher Doris Sturtze Kelly, 88, of Marcellus, died Thursday Jan. 27, 2011, at Van Duyn Home and Hospital. Doris grew up in Castorland, NY, and was a 1938 graduate of Lowville High School. She then graduated from Albany State Teachers College in 1942 and moved to Marcellus. For 35 years Doris taught social studies at Marcellus Central School, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marcellus. In 1986, Doris, along with her husband Frank, they were the original coordinators of the Marcellus Ecumenical Food Pantry. Doris volunteered at the Marcellus Free Library from 1984 to 2002. She was also a member of the past Ladies Marcellus American Legion Auxiliary, Tuscarora Women’s Golf Association and several bridge clubs. Doris is survived by her husband of 61

years Francis (Frank) W. Kelly of Marcellus; two sons Kevin (Kerry) Kelly of Northville, MI and Jeffrey (Nancy) Kelly of Ellicott City, MD; and four grandchildren. Calling hours were 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 30 Doris Kelly at Ryan Funeral Home, Marcellus. Funeral service was 9:30 a.m. the next morning in St. Francis Xavier Church, Marcellus. Burial was at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Marcellus. Contributions may be made to the Marcellus Ecumenical Food Pantry, P.O. Box 147, Marcellus, NY 13108 or Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple Street, Marcellus, NY 13108.

Kathleen Shanley, 82 Born in Ireland

Kathleen Shanley, 82, formerly of Camillus, passed away Saturday Jan. 22, 2011, at Community-General Hospital. Born in County Westmeath, Ireland on Tuesday Jan. 22, 1929, she was the daughter of William Burns and Ellen Carolan Burns. Kathleen moved to New York City in 1955 and resided in the Bronx until moving to Camillus in 1991. Kathleen’s husband of 39 years, Seamus (James) Shanley, died April 7, 2002. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Jeanette Shanley; and grandchildren, Jessica, Seamus, Brian and Liam, all of Camillus. Services were private. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. Kathleen was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. Please share condolences at

Timothy W. Lafaver, 43

Avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman Timothy W. Lafaver, 43, of Fairmount, passed away Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Auburn on Friday Sept. 15, 1967, he was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and a graduate of West Genesee High School. Tim was employed over 15 years with McLane in Baldwinsville. An avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, he was also a member of the Camillus Snowmobile Club and enjoyed hot rods. Tim was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them and his friends. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, the former Carolyn Hayes; daughter, Alyssa Lafaver and sons, Zachary and Jacob Lafaver, all of Syracuse; mother, Pamela (Hiram) Newman of Hiram, Georgia; father, Ronald (Judy) Lafaver of Cicero; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Larry Ward of Dallas, Ga, Tammy Lafaver and Renee

Lafaver, both of North Syracuse; and Tammy and Robert Kaiser of Hagerstown, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. Timothy W. 15 at Buranich Funeral Lafaver Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Gregory LeStrange officiating. Tim was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the Lafaver children, c/o AmeriCU Credit Union, 200 Walton St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please share condolences at

Walter C. Scanlon, 81 Owned Cortland firm

Walter C. Scanlon, 81, of DeWitt, passed away Thursday Jan. 27, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Born in Syracuse on Thursday Sept. 19, 1929, he was the son of Charles Patrick Scanlon and Ruby Merle Fields Scanlon. He spent his early years in Manlius and Tully. Walter also lived in Tennessee before moving back to Syracuse in 2001. A 1947 graduate of Manlius High School, he was owner of the plumbing business, WCS Supply, Inc. in Cortland for over 50 years, retiring in 1995. Walter was a member of Slavic Full Gospel Church and enjoyed reading and fishing. Walter helped a number of people who immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine. Surviving are his wife, Antonina; sons

and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Michelle Scanlon and Terry Scanlon; six grandchildren; stepson and wife, Igor and Vera Nosovskiy; and stepdaughter and husband, Lyubov and Vladimir Demkiv. Walter C. First service was at 6 Scanlon p.m. Saturday, January 29 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Second service was at 11 a.m. Monday, January 31 at the funeral home. Pastor Mikhail Savich officiated. Walter was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. Please share condolences at


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Donna T. Perricone, 78,

Frank Calley, 94

Retired Marcellus Central School District teacher Donna T. Perricone, 78, of Syracuse, died Monday Jan. 24, 2011, at St. Camillus. Born in Oneida on Aug. 11, 1932, the oldest of four children of Neville and Edith Todd, she attended public schools in Oneida and Stephens Junior College in Columbia, MO. After graduating from Stephens she attended Syracuse University and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. Later she completed a master’s degree in elementary education. Mrs. Perricone was employed as an elementary school teacher for 26 years before retiring in 1992 from Marcellus Central School District. She was an avid golfer at Pompey Country Club and participated in downhill skiing at Labrador Mountain. She was also a frequent volunteer and consistent contributor to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband attended both the classics and pop concerts. Donna was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP); a rare form of Parkinson’s disease, in 2006. Throughout this progressive disease, Donna showed great dignity and grace. She was predeceased by her son Mark, who died of Hodgkin dis-

Avid golfer, enjoyed gardening

ease in 1978. She was married to Donald R. on December 26, 1954 at St. Joseph’s church in Oneida by Father John P. Lauer and they had four children, S. Lynn Stormon, PhD. of Cazenovia, Julie PerDonna T. ricone Flagg and Nancy Perricone T. Gibbs of Jacksonville, FL; four grandchildren Reese, Marcus, Hayley and Luke whom she loved and cherished; a brother and two sisters. Calling hours were held Friday Jan. 28 at B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Main St, Camillus. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday Jan. 29 at St. Michael and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4782 W. Seneca Tpk. Syracuse. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, 411 Montgomery Street, Suite 40, Syracuse, NY 13202 Please sign the guestbook at blbush. com.

Retired from town of Camillus Highway Department

Enjoyed cooking, knitting and reading sister, Catherine Pisiak, all of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Carol Lewicki of Newton, New Jersey; grandchildren, Christopher (Suzy) Lewicki of Colorado; Julie Ballard of Virginia and Jennette (Erik) Schneider of Colorado; great-grandchildren, Katey and John Lewicki, Kylie and Johnny Ballard and Kayla Schneider; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends called from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday Jan. 29 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A Divine Liturgy for the Deceased followed at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Robert J. Batcho officiating. Anne was laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Please share condolences at

Ann S. Francher, 79

Retired from West Genesee Central School District Ann S. “Nancy” Francher, 79, of Camillus, passed away peacefully Thursday Jan. 20, 2011, at home with her family by her side. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Monday Dec. 14, 1931, and was the daughter of Raymond Norcross and Florence McNamara Norcross. She was a graduate of St. Lucy’s School. Nancy retired after more than 20 years with the West Genesee Central School District. She was a former communicant of St. Lucy’s Church and Holy Family Church. Nancy was a caring, generous soul who contributed to many charities and community organizations. She was a great cook and enjoyed her many special summer vacations with her family at Sylvan Beach where, incidentally, she met her husband, John. Surviving are her beloved husband of 60 years, John; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Cotroneo and JoAnn and Michael Rao, all of Camillus and Marian (Peter

the former Frances Zawadzki; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Carole of Mississauga, Ontario, Ron of Rochester, Mark and Pat of Reading, Massachusetts and Michael of San Rafael, California; sisters, Frank Calley Rose Toscano and Frances Fiorenza, both of Syracuse; grandchildren, Sienna (Ben) Holl, Melody Calley and Ram Calley; and great-grandchildren, Ramsey and Aidan. Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 28 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Rev. Gregory Kreinheder officiated in a service 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 29 at the funeral home. Frank was laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219. Please share condolences at

David A. Dyer, 64

Anne Lewicki, 94

Anne (Lischak) Lewicki 94, of Syracuse, passed away Monday Jan. 24, 2011, at Loretto. Born on Thursday Dec. 7, 1916, she was the daughter of Michael Lischak and Julia Patella Lischak. She lived in Syracuse most of her life and in Florida from 1979 to 1992 before returning to Syracuse. Anne was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital as a practical nurse and was also a real estate agent. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and reading. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband, John, in 1990; beloved son, John, in 2009; brother, John Lischak and sisters, Julia Litz, Helen Kotyra and Mary Kulba. Surviving are her brother and sisterin-law, William and Martha Lischak and

Frank Calley, 94, of Fairmount, passed away Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011 at St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Wednesday Jan. 3, 1917, he was the son of Frank Calley Sr. and Jennie Dotollo Calley. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he moved to Fairmount in 1961. Frank retired in 1979 after 26 years with Strathmore Products. He previously was employed at Strait Line Foundry, doing defense related work during World War II. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of its Holy Name Society and senior group. An avid golfer, Frank was a member of Pine Grove and West Hill Country Clubs. He was also a member of the Solvay Senior Bowling League and a member and trustee of the Catholic Golden Agers of Assumption Church where he and his wife enjoyed trips and activities for many years. For 10 years, they were involved with various square dancing groups. Frank enjoyed gardening, especially flowers and tomatoes. Surviving are his wife of 68 years,

Rayo) Francher of Onondaga Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Peggy of Pulaski; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Norcross of Camillus; and several nieces and nephAnn S. Francher ews. Services and burial were private. Ann was laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please share condolences at

Peter J. “Wheat” Lunn, 32 Peter J. “Wheat” Lunn, 32, passed away on Jan. 16, 2011, in Orange Park, Fl. He was born in Auburn, and is survived by his parents Bill F. and Becky A. Lunn; brother, Michael J. Lunn; and niece, Adryanna Lunn. The family received friends on Jan. 20 and services were held on Jan. 21 at Holly Hill Funeral Home, Middleburg, Fl., with the Rev. Mark Sellers officiating. Peter’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to the CFL Search and Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1703, Middleburg, FL 32050. Tributes about Peter can be posted at

David A. Dyer, 64, of Camillus, passed away Thursday Jan. 27, 2011, at home. Born in Syracuse on Monday Dec. 16, 1946, he was the son of Thomas Hinsdale Dyer and Ruth Scheding Dyer. A lifetime resident of Marcellus and Navarino, he was a graduate of Marcellus High School. David was employed by the Onondaga County Highway Department for 13 years and the town of Camillus Highway Department for three years, retiring in 2010. He was also formerly employed by Rich and Gardner as warehouse manager. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He was also a life member of the Marcellus Fire Department, past chief of the Camillus Fire Department and current member of the Howlett Hill Fire Department. He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. David was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Dyer. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Sharon Schwarz; daughter, Kimberly (Brett Thacher) Dyer of Liverpool; sons, David (Jackie) Dyer of Elyria, Ohio, Kevin (Tiffany) Dyer of Baldwinsville, Shane (Cara) Dyer of Baldwinsville and Bryan

(Jessica) Dyer of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren; father-in-law, Robert Schwarz of Camillus; sister-in-law, Sheila Paolini of Manlius; aunt, Betty Scheding of Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. David A. Dyer The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Wright, Zarina Smith and staff at University Physicians Oncology Dept. and Dr. Karmel, Mike and Trish at Harrison Center Interventional Radiology. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Upstate Cancer Center Campaign, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210. Please share condolences at

Robert W. Alger, 80

Red Sox fan, enjoyed S.U. sports Robert W. Alger, 80, of the village of Camillus, passed away Tuesday Jan. 11, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born Tuesday March 25, 1930, he was the son of Willard Alger and Mabel Sealy Alger. He was raised in Sennett and lived in Camillus since 1971. Bob was a graduate of Weedsport High School and retired in 1990 as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Camillus. He was a member of the Camillus Baptist Church. An avid golfer, Bob was a former member of the Camillus Country Club. He also volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels. He was a Red Sox fan and enjoyed S.U. sports. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at their family camp in Caughdenoy. Bob was predeceased by his brother, Donald Alger. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Emma Jeanne Lovell; daughter, Debra Kuepper of Camillus; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Cathy Kuep-

per of Bridgeport; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and David Sinclair of Auburn; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and MaryAnn Alger of Auburn; grandson, Ryan (Suzanne) Kuepper of Constantia; and several Robert W. nieces and nephews. Alger Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 14 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 15 at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas Merchant officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Meals on Wheels ECHO, Inc., 4600 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219. Please view the Alger Family Video Tribute and share condolences at

Please send obituaries to Peter J. Lunn


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Girls hoops Warriors beat Grimes, Solvay By Phil Blackwell Nearly half the schedule still remained for the Westhill girls basketball team – time enough to fully establish its contender credentials against a wide variety of foes. Going to Bishop Grimes last Monday to make up a snowed-out Jan. 12 date, the Warriors applied relentless pressure and earned its third straight one-sided victory, bashing the Cobras 58-28. Westhill trailed 7-6 in the first quarter but would end the period with eight consecutive points. From there, the margin kept growing, especially in a 17-4 third quarter where the game got away. Just four Warrior players converted baskets, but it was more than enough. Ashley Cianfriglia again led with 21 points, with Anna Ross contributing 16 points. Maggie Tripodi continued to increase her offensive presence as she got 13 points. Gwen Dougherty put up eight points. Then a contest unfolded between Westhill and Solvay on Friday - but the favored Warriors prevailed, 41-35, to improve to 93 on the season in advance of a big Monday trip to unbeaten Cazenovia. In some way, the Warriors almost got

caught looking ahead, falling behind 17-13 at halftime as Cianfriglia had a particularly rough night, only earning six points. With Cianfriglia cold, Solvay had its chance, and Tessa Pucello did manage 16 points. Still, the Bearcats only got four points in the third period, allowing Westhill to sneak ahead, and in the homestretch freshman Anna Ross took over, working her total to 20 points as forward Maggie Tripodi added 13 points, her fourth straight game in double figures. Returning to the court on Tuesday, Solvay went to Bishop Grimes and rallying past the Cobras 48-39. A poor first half left the Bearcats trailing 24-16. But with Pucello’s aggressive play leading to free throws and lots of conversions, Solvay outscored Grimes 17-3 in the third quarter to take the lead, then held on in the stretch. Of Pucello’s 22 points, 20 came in the second half and 11 of them were free throws. Nicole Groth, with 11 points, and Tiffney Guinta, with nine points, offered the help. For Grimes, Erranan Shattuck had nine points and Andrea Blake added eight points.


Women celebrated in new publication

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Syracuse Woman Magazine launch held at Ophelia’s Place By Jennifer Wing Ophelia’s Place in Liverpool was the perfect setting for the launch of Syracuse Woman Magazine, the only magazine for Central New York professional women Friday Feb. 4. The mission of Ophelia’s Place is to empower “individuals, families, and communities to redefine beauty and health through initiatives that increase self-esteem.” The mission of SWM is to “Recognize the outstanding and successful women in Central New York,” said SWM Managing Editor Farah Jadran. “It’s wonderful to be surrounded by so many successful, educated women who are leaders in politics, business and community organizations.” SWM, a product of the partnership between Rochester Woman Magazine, LLC and Eagle Newspapers, released its inaugural edition Feb. 4. An electronic version was released to subscribers Feb. 2. At the launch party, the conversation

was lively as those in attendance enjoyed conversation, refreshments and music by radio station Movin’ 100.3/96.5. Business cards were exchanged and door prizes, including gift certificates and a piece of furniture from L. & J.G. Stickley, were handed out to lucky winners. SWM’s inaugural cover woman, County Executive Joanie Mahoney, was on hand with her congratulations. “I actually don’t subscribe to any women’s magazine,” Mahoney said. She added she is looking forward to curling up with Syracuse Woman Magazine and giving it a good read. SWM is the “younger sister” of the already successful Rochester Woman Magazine, which was first published 10 years ago. RWM publishers Barbara McSpadden and Kelly Breuer bought the magazine in August 2009. A few months later, they relaunched the publication with a new look and feel. Copies of SWM can be found at local Tops and Wegmans, coffee shops and various area salons, spas and medical offices. An online version can also be viewed at

Westhill boys J-E lineman recognized by National Football Foundation beaten by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently honored J-E’s Sean Cooper at their annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet held Jan. 30 at the Turning Stone Casino. Criteria for the award included academic and athletic performance as well as community involvement. The chapter dinner honors more than 50 scholar-athletes and numerous coaches, officials and promoters of the game of football. “Sean has been a pleasure to coach,” said coach Mike Smart, who nominated Sean. “He is a student of the game who is very dependable and very hard working on the

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Sean Cooper athletic field and in the classroom.” Sean received a $500 Central New York Chapter Scholarship. Sean play offensive line for varsity football and will play on the varsity baseball team this spring. Sean is the son of Rusty and Patti Cooper of Elbridge.

Solvay’s Romagnoli top wrestler at Class AA meet By Phil Blackwell Two Solvay wrestlers, J.T. Romagnoli and Aaron Benedict, both earned titles as part of the combined CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt unit at last Saturday’s Section III Class AA championship meet at Cicero-North Syracuse. Romagnoli was so impressive, in fact, that he earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors for his work at 130 pounds. He roared to the final undefeated, then dominated Central Square’s Matt LaFlair in a 10-2 decision. As for Benedict, he would claim the 140-pound title, engaging in a high-scoring title match against Rome Free Academy’s Jeff Brown but easily prevailing by a 13-6 margin. West Genesee, also in the Class AA meet, finished eighth with 83.5 points. That included Ian Coolican reaching the 119-pound final before Rome Free Academy’s Antonio DeLuco beat him 5-2. Before going to CNS, the Wildcats first pulled off a near-shutout in last Thursday’s meet against Auburn, pounding the Maroons 71-3. Matt Nichols, at 171, had the quickest pin, taking just 32 seconds to finish off Nick Pysnack. Nick Fetterolf (112 pounds), Jon Fetterolf (130), Dustin Wright-Schwanke (140), Erik Krohl (152 pounds) and Evan Stefano (160 pounds) also picked up pins. Coolican and Connor Grome (125) added to it with technical falls, while Tyler Heggelke, at 135, held on for a 3-1 victory over Noah Christianelli and Marcus Walker (215) beat Mike Carbonaro 13-4. Jon Stefano (103), James Bogardus (189) and Joe Clancy (285) claimed forfeits. Jordan-Elbridge would earn 87 points in Saturday’s sectional Class C meet at Lowville, good for eighth place in a 12-team field. The Eagles’ Mitch Alpha barely maintained his undefeated mark at 112, holding off Triston Engle (Dolgeville) 4-3 in the finals. Mitch Cooper was third at 145 after pinning Kyle Salvagno (Ilion) in the consolation bracket final, just as Derrick Cheney would do at 160 by beating Clayton Domion (Mohawk) 8-3. Joe Mills (130) and Collin Ennulat (140) both had fourth-place efforts. Most of these wrestlers are going to Utica Memorial Auditorium this Saturday for the overall Section III championships, which start at 10 a.m.

All the trend lines were moving toward the Westhill boys basketball team early in the fourth quarter of last Thursday night’s key showdown with OHSL Liberty division leader Skaneateles. Once down by 16 points, the Warriors had pulled within four of the state Class B no. 18ranked Lakers, and appeared to set to avenge its only league loss of the season, a 75-49 bashing Westhill took at Skaneateles back on Dec. 17. Yet the Warriors could not complete the recovery as the Lakers, leaning heavily on senior Kevin Rice in the homestretch, pulled clear and beat Westhill again, this time 73-64. The Warriors were back at full strength. Justin Biles returned after sitting out two games, both of them narrow wins (over Fayetteville-Manlius and Hannibal), but his presence didn’t kick-start Westhill’s attack right away. Instead, the Warriors went four-plus minutes before scoring a basket and trailed, 14-5, after one period. It got worse in the second quarter, Skaneateles increasing the margin to 34-18 . But it got tighter after Roberts picked up his third foul early in the third quarter, then a fourth foul after a brief appearance early in the final period. Without Roberts’ dominant inside presence, the Lakers could not put Westhill away. So sparked by reserve Joe Meluni, who hit a pair of 3pointers, the Warriors went on a 16-4 run that bridged the two periods to make it close. With less than five minutes left, Westhill was only down 54-50, ready to catch up. Then, in the span of a minute, the Lakers locked it up, first by having O’Donnell earn a three-point play, then by seeing Rice sink two free throws and, most importantly, a 3-pointer that rattled in with 3:03 left to make it 62-52. Four Warriors hit double figures, led by McAvoy, who had 18 points. Nathan Nigolian threw in 15 points as Meluni earned 13 points and Biles got 10 points. For Skaneateles, O’Donnell matched Rice with 17 points as Barron gained 15 points. That game seemed to have a long-term effect, too, as Westhill lost to fast-charging Solvay 58-55 a night later, despite 29 points from Nigolian. The Bearcats’ Dan Aiello had 29 points and 14 rebounds.


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Library News

Dates and times for story hours at Maxwell, Fairmount and Marcellus libraries Mondays, Tuesdays


For preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Runs at 10:30 a.m. at Maxwell Library. Meets every Monday and Tuesday except Feb. 21.

9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at Marcellus Library. For children ages 2 to 3. Registration required; call 673-3221.

Sally’s Preschool Story Time


Preschool Story Time

From 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. at Marcellus Library. For children ages 4 to 6. There will be no story time on Feb. 22. Registration required; call 673-3221.

Tuesdays, Thursdays Fairmount Story Time

Noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Fairmount Library Community Room. Stories, finger plays, flannel stories, etc. followed by simple coloring, projects, games and socializing.  Children 5 and under welcome; parental assistance required.  

Toddler Story Time

Story Art Wednesdays

This craft and story program for children ages 5 to 10 meets at 4:30 p.m. at Maxwell Library, Camillus. Free; no registration required.

Stories with Sally

10 a.m. Wednesdays at Maxwell Library, Camillus. For children under 3 accompanied by adult. Free; no registration


Kelly’s Story Time

For infants and toddlers accompanied by an adult. Runs 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Maxwell Library.

Baltimore Woods to host ‘Sweetheart Snowshoe’

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, on Bishop Hill Road in Marcellus, invites you and your valentine to take part in a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic themes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet, reflective time outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. This Valentine’s Day excursion, designed for adults, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12. Members pay $20 per couple; nonmembers pay $30 per couple.


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in the area who were seeking closure,� Mocyk said. The Class of 1997 is accepting donations to help offset the expenses of a local memorial service. Additional funds raised will go

to Peter’s family. Donations can be sent to Peter Lunn Memorial-Carrie Mocyk 6382 River Road Jordan, NY 13080 or paid through PayPal, For more information, call Carrie Mocyk at 263-0302. To read Peter’s obituary, see page 13.


Art reception Saturday at Maxwell Library Suzanne Masters, owner of Healing Art Passages and part owner of the Moonlighting Gallery at 137 First St., in Liverpool, will exhibit her paintings this month at Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., in Camillus; 672-3661. Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healing Through Art,â&#x20AC;? documents her own process of selfdiscovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of us need to talk or even walk silently,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some write for inner direction, and still others find that painting their way through can be fun and very eye-opening.â&#x20AC;? Masters will discuss the process she uses to help people heal through artwork at a free artist reception and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12. She holds a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in fine arts from Syracuse University. For library information, go to Â â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Russ Tarby


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company of great note that is the theme of her upcoming book. The Camillus Steam Engine Museum actually is currently working to rebuild an early W, T & M Engine. Messere will also touch on her upcoming documentary on the Chenango Canal

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