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Best in the USA Laura Leff, left, became the first West Genesee runner to earn a national title by clocking a 5:02.16 mile at New York City’s Armory Track & Field Center.
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West Genesee Academic Decathlon wins state title West Genesee High School’s academic decathlon team went to Onondaga Community College for the state championships on March 11 and 12 and finished first overall — for the first time. The team, coached by Scott Duda, won 40 medals in several categories. The team included Dennis “DJ” Campbell, Abigail Hard, Alec Kearns, Caitlin Nolan, Kaitlyn Richards, Jerry Roy, Matthew Serrao,
Jennifer Smacher and Kevan Spencer (Martin Leff was unable to attend). Thomas Brogan was an alternate. West Genesee earned the right to compete in the State Championships by placing first in their regional competition in January, and has been a major factor in the state level competitions for the past three years. See State champs, page 6
Pictured in front, from left, are Alec Kearns, Kevan Spencer and Jerry Roy. In back, from left, are Matthew Serrao, Caitlin Nolan, Kaitlyn Richards, Thomas Brogan, Dennis (DJ) Campbell, Jennifer Smacher and Coach Scott Duda. Not pictured: team participant Abigail Hard. BONNIE RUSSELL
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Elbridge village board votes to keep VFD
After two years of renovations, business is booming at 55 Main St. in Camillus
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Earning petals The Marcellus Daisies earned their “Respect and Authority” petals at Agogi Mixed Martial Arts. ...See page 10
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Dick Kirk stands in front of his new restaurant, Krabby Kirk’s Saloon, at 55 Main St. in Camillus. about another year, the [Camil- he said. By Ned Campbell lus Cutlery building] will be Kirk opened up his saloon sold. The new [Sunoco] gas in January after two years of Walk into Krabby Kirk’s Sastation’s gonna be built. ” intense gutting and remodeling. loon on Main Street and you’ll And eventually, two more Before Kirk got his hands on the see timber framing, mounted buildings on Main Street, 74 building, the village was ready to animal trophies and TVs airing and 75, both owned by Kirk, will demolish it. sporting events. What you won’t look just as sharp as the newest “I’d been looking at the buildsee is the vision behind it. restaurant downtown, the develing for about two or three years “The village is gonna change,” oper says. and it was in really bad shape, said Dick Kirk, owner of smokin’ “When I get done, the fronts and of course the price on the barbecue saloon which opened of the other buildings will look building at that point was astroat 55 Main Street in January. “In like something out of the 1800s,” See Krabby Kirk’s, page 26
Three weeks ago the Elbridge village board passed a resolution ending the village’s contract with the Elbridge Volunteer Fire Department, paving the way for consolidation of the Elbridge and Jordan volunteer fire departments. But after a meeting between the board and Elbridge firefighters March 7 at village hall, consolidation will have to wait. “The hard part about any consolidation is somebody has to be dissolved. It’s the nature of the word,” Mayor Hank Doerr said before the meeting. The Elbridge village board voted unanimously to lift a state of emergency, to cancel last week’s resolution to abolish the fire department and to cancel a referendum allowing residents to vote on whether to abolish the fire department. The board also waived any future public hearings on the issue. Doerr was pleased with the civil nature of the meeting, attended by about 50 people, where the Elbridge VFD was successful in convincing the board it should remain an active fire company. About 22 of the department’s 44 registered volunteers attended. “Cooler heads prevailed and sanity took over last night,” Doerr said. The board’s decision to lift the state of emergency was influenced by an unexpected boost in response by firefighters following the board’s Feb. 21 vote. On Feb. 23, 15 Elbridge firefighters responded to a See Fire department, page 3
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6 to 9 p.m.: Marcellus School District World CafĂŠ
Driver Middle School. Discussion session with Marcellus Superintendent Craig Tice and school board concerning upcoming school budget.
5 to 7 p.m.: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road, Camillus. $8. Call 672-3106 for info.
7 to 8 p.m.: Allergy Health Seminar
Dr. Bernard Straile willl present on the effectiveness of natural alternatives for allergy relief. Total Wellness Center, 5631 W. Genesee St, Camillus. Free. Call 468-2422 to register.
1 to 4 p.m.: Maples and Music
Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus, hosts a traditional community celebration of the official start of spring. Tickets are $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
10 to 11 a.m.: Natureâ€™s Little Explorers Maple Magic at Baltimore Woods. Go to baltimorewoods.org for full program description.
Home School Expeditions
From Tree to Table (K6), Baltimore Woods. For full program description, visit baltimorewoods.org.
2 to 4 p.m.: Snippets and Tales Winter Series
Mike and Mary Riley will discuss their trip to see the canals of Southern Germany, which was sponsored by the Canal Society of New York State. Camillus Town Hall, 4600 W. Genesee St.
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6 to 7 p.m.: Art Talk
Nancy Davidson, a Camillus resident and docent at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, will introduce two exhibits opening at the Everson March 12: â€œMemories of Elementary Schoolâ€? by Taiwanese ceramicist Ah Leon, and â€œReynolds Unwrapped: The Cartoon Art of Dan Reynolds.â€? Free; open to the public.
7 to 9 p.m.: Star Party
Baltimore Woods. Goodbye to winter skies and hello to spring; one of the best chances to see the elusive planet Mercury. Saturn will be rising in the east as it
gets dark. Back up date is March 26. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: â€˜Blu ebirdâ€™ demo Fairmount Community Church, 4801 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free Bluebird Music Together demonstration class, open to infants through kindergarteners accompanied by parent or other guardian. Pre-registration requested; call 440-2547.
2 to 4 p.m.: Visualizing Ecosystems Artist reception By the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods. Open to the public, no admission charge, free parking.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bottle and Can Drive To benefit the Marcellus After the Ball event. Can and bottles can be dropped off at the Marcellus High School Parking lot. Call Barry Potter, 456-9555, to arrange for a pick-up.
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Elbridge town board asks state DOT to lower speed limit on Route 5 By Ned Campbell email@example.com The Elbridge Town Board passed a resolution Feb. 24 to ask the New York State Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on Route 5 East. The town is asking the state to lower the speed limit from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between the village of Elbridge line and Sunview Drive, and from 55 mph to 45 mph between Sunview Drive and Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park farther east. The request was made on behalf of Roger Tumber, a resident of Sunview Drive. Two years ago, Tumber submitted 200 signatures to the DOT requesting a speed limit reduction following a fatal accident on that stretch of road. After that petition, on Aug. 11, 2010, a three-car crash in the same area of Route 5 took the lives of Ronald Mabb, 68, and Marlene Demay, 76, both of Elbridge. Roger made his most recent request through the town board following an accident last month where a driver on Route 5 swerved to avoid a car that was pulling out of the Dollar General Store parking lot. The pole, complete with three transformers, collapsed and landed on the car. The driver was not hurt. Tumber said the area has become more commercial over the years,
and a lowered speed limit would be a cost-effective way to improve the conditions for pulling out onto Route 5. “Two signs. That’s all you need,” he said, adding that the area is already well patrolled by state police. “These guys are good,” Tumber said. “If they went a little farther, they’d pick up twice as many tickets.” DOT recognizes Route 5 issues Just days after passing the Feb. 24 resolution, the town received a letter from the state addressing the town’s requests for traffic adjustments on the west side of town. The town has been asking the state to look at the intersection for about five years due to the frequency of accidents caused by cars passing along the left shoulders of Route 5, Town Supervisor Ken Bush said. In the letter, Regional Director of Transportation Carl Ford said DOT traffic engineers completed a highway safety investigation and found that left turn lanes are needed along Route 5 near the intersection of Hamilton Road. “Placement of opposing left turn lanes operating under protected/ permissive phasing would eliminate the occurrence of vehicles passing on the shoulder around stopped vehicles and would provide greater opportunity for vehicles to safely
perform left turn maneuvers,” Ford wrote. Bush said the state DOT plans to make improvements to the intersection if funding becomes available. “With the state’s current finances, who knows how long it’ll be before they get sufficient funds to let out a contract to actually do it,” he said. “But at least they’ve recognized [the need for improvement]. That’s the crucial step.” The DOT also looked into possible safety improvements for the intersection of Route 5 and East Brutus Street. The state’s study confirmed safety issues due to “skewed alignment and limited gaps in the approaching Route 5 traffic stream mainly during peak hours.” The DOT’s maintenance crews will “restripe the East Brutus Street approach to better align or ‘tee’ up with Route 5 and improve the available turning radius for small trucks and cars,” Ford wrote. The state will also add and replace “intersection” warning signs along Route 5 leading up to the intersection and will replace “Deer Crossing” signs “to better define crossing locations based on the frequency and overall number of deer hits.” Ford said the state’s study for the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Sandbank Road and Route 5 will be completed soon.
Marcellus surgeon named fellow Todd Battaglia, of Marcellus, was recently awarded the 2011 Traveling Fellowship from the Arthroscopy Association of North America. The award, given annually to only three orthopedic surgeons in North America, provides the recipient with the opportunity and funding to study with lead-
ing arthroscopic surgeons across the country. Battaglia is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, and is a partner with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists. He sees patients at their offices in Camillus, Onondaga Hill, Dewitt and Liverpool.
Solvay grad, Army reserve returns home Army Reserve Spec. Michael A. Estrada is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. The soldiers return to Joint Base Dix-McGuireLakehurst, N.J., for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard
units. The specialist is a power-generation equipment repairer with four years of military service. He is the son of Patricia A. and stepson of Mustafa Coban of Abell Ave., Solvay. His wife, Rebecca, is the daughter of Robert and Debby Abbott of Montrose Ave., Syracuse. Estrada graduated in 2008 from Solvay High School.
After the Ball bottle and can drive schedule After the Ball organizers are asking that you save your can and bottles for this year’s senior glass drive to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday March 26 Saturday at the Marcellus school parking lot. Cans can also be dropped off at Marcellus Nojam’s at the bottle
return, in the container marked “Marcellus After the Ball.: Any questions or special arrangements to pick up bottle and cans should be directed to Barry Potter, 456-9555. The next After the Ball meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 28
in the Marcellus High School cafeteria. This is for all Class of 2011 students and parents. The date of the ball, May 21, is coming up fast, and organizers are seeking assistance in planning the After the Ball event. Questions can be directed to Jack Murphy, 673-4248.
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Camillus Police News
Department recognizes citizens, officers The Camillus Police Department’s 2010 award recipients were recognized at the Camillus town board meeting March 8. Holly Reid, owner of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center in Baldwinsville, received a 2010 Citizen Appreciation Award. Reid has provided the town of Camillus /town of VanBuren dog control officer with the utmost professional, ethical and compassionate service. His team of employees goes above and beyond in providing care for injured, ill or suffering animals. The Camillus Police Department truly appreciates Dr. Reid’s service for its dependability, exceptional talent and unselfish dedication – which truly make a difference in avoiding an animal’s suffering. Officer Michael J. Schreyer was recognized as the 2010 Officer of the Year. Officer Schreyer’s endless drive while on patrol, processing crime scenes, conducting investigations, or managing the explorer post was instrumental in the success of daily opera-
Fire department call at around 5 p.m. after a tractor trail had backed into a building off Route 5. Doerr said he couldn’t remember the last time that many volunteers responded at 5 p.m., a time when many are preoccupied getting home from work. The fire department also gave the board reason to think the improvement would not be temporary. Since Feb. 21, six firefighters have become up-todate on their physicals and the fire department agreed to accept the village board’s workplace violence policy. The department also plans to increase recruiting and update its bylaws. Elbridge Fire Chief Tim Ganey resigned March 3, though he remains a member of the department. Elbridge Fire Company President Bob Chuff is serving as interim chief until the department’s elections in April. Doerr said part of the problem before, that led to the state of emergency, was poor communication between the board and the fire department. “We could be talking to a toaster and it would’ve gotten back to the department as fast as it was,” Doeer said. After the meeting, village officials expect that to change. The board and the department agreed to have at least five Elbridge VFD representatives attend the board’s monthly meetings instead of just one. The board will also require the department to submit more specific monthly reports that
tions. His enthusiasm toward teamwork, along with keen appreciation of his responsibilities made him stand out amongst his peers. Officer Schreyer’s contributions to the department, superior work and support of our mission are greatly appreciated. Officer Kristen Afarian has been selected as a first line supervisor with the town of Camillus Police Department, effective March 7. Officer Afarian will assume the rank of Sergeant and assume her new duties as a road patrol supervisor. Sergeant Afarian is the first female to obtain the rank of Sergeant with the Camillus Police Department. Village of Liverpool Police Chief William Becker awarded Camillus Police Detective James Nightingale with the Village of Liverpool Meritorious Service Medal and Camillus Police Sergeant Joseph Farella with the Village of Liverpool Unit Citation Award for their instrumental assistance in the 2011 baby Isabella homicide investigation.
From page 1 include time of incident, how many responded and what time the fire engine rolled. “We’ll be on top of that much more than we were in the past, and they want that as well,” Doerr said. The board specifically asked the volunteers who came to them a few weeks back with safety concerns if they’d seen an improvement in the department. They said that they had seen a major change. “I did not know things would move in the direction they moved so quickly,” Doerr said. “It was shocking to them as well.” Consolidation still an option Doerr said consolidation is not off the table for good. “It’s not out of the picture,” he said. “It is coming and they have to be prepared for it.” The village board did a consolidation study two years ago that found various fiscal advantages in pooling the two department’s resources. Doerr said it was also clear that there were times when more Elbridge firefighters were be available for certain fires than Jordan firefighters, and vice versa. “Plus, it gives you the chance of both buildings responding to a particular need, depending on what the need is,” he said. Doerr said a strengthened Elbridge VFD will allow for an easier, more affective consolidation of the town’s fire departments.
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In the wake of Japan’s nuclear horror, looking back at another nuclear accident By Gary Catt It was just about 32 years ago this month that the U.S. faced the most significant nuclear accident in the nation’s nuclear power history – Three Mile Island. I was there. So, it’s with a sense of fear and awe that I watch Japan’s nuclear horror unfold in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that peeled open at least two of the country’s nuclear power plants and prompted the evacuation of thousands. March 28, 1979 brought a bright, sunny and unseasonably warm day to Harrisburg, Pa., the state capital where I worked as the bureau chief for a metropolitan newspaper. It was a slow time in the legislative calendar and most of its members were back in their districts. The newsroom was on the second floor of the Capitol at the rear of the rotunda. I was prepared for a lazy day of phone calls and maybe a walk around the grounds before calling it day. As usual, I stopped by the Associated Press desk to see if what was making news overnight. The onduty reporter shrugged that there wasn’t much news, but something might be going on at the power plant down the (Susquehanna) river. He heard from a radio reporter who heard from someone else that the state police had been called to Three Mile Island. The exchange raised my curiosity. There wasn’t much going on. It was warm, sunny and open sunroof type weather. I asked my colleague from another newspaper if he wanted to take a ride. The sweep of subsequent events gobbled the next two years of my professional life. Some 30 minutes later I was at the entrance gate to TMI. The gatekeeper and a single trooper manned the checkpoint outside the fenced causeway to the plant. We were, of course, barred entry and told to contact the plant owner, Metropolitan Edison if we had any questions. There was no other movement on the island that we could discern. See Three Mile,Page 27
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The overall burden of local property taxes According to the Onondaga County Executive Joannne M. Mahoney, when you add all the taxes property owners in our county pay — the county, city, town, village, school, fire, water, sewer, sanitation, special districts and more — it totals a staggering $866 million dollars. This is strictly the amount of dollars raised in direct property taxes on residential and business properties in Onondaga County. It is a phenomenal amount of money to expect local property owners to pay year after year, especially when one realizes Onondaga County property taxes are among the highest in the nation. The high rank is predicated upon the percentage of real estate taxes paid based on property assessed valuations. The recent hullabaloo with the newly established
The good Ohl days sales tax distribution formula, with major changes effecting schools and all municipal governments, serves as a case in point. Local municipalities, including school districts, really face what can be described as a triple whammy. The first is the loss of sales tax revenue, the second is the anticipated decreases in state and federal aid and the third is the specter of rapidly increasing retirement and health insurance costs. Difficult situations should force us to question everything we do and to continually strive to do things better. A new trend seems to be emerging, one taking the place of the earlier ef-
forts to merely protect the turf of local governments. Municipal governments have several choices they can implement in their efforts to realize financial equilibrium. The first is to undertake belt-tightening efforts internally. An example of this is the decision of West Genesee School District staff members to forego contracted salary increases for one year. The staff members of several other school districts in the county have joined in this cost-cutting is effort. Another approach gaining some headway is the idea of examining the structure of our local governments. Can dollars be saved by merging services, thus reducing some budgetary pressures? One example for consideration is a suggestion advanced by the Onondaga County Executive. She has proposed turn-
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“Where do you get with the world. the ideas for your colI can’t even remember umn?” Where? Well, what I said in return. I am sometimes they just hoping that it was less vituRamblings perative than my thoughts. come quite energetifrom the cally out of the ether Those statements were an empty nest indication of a bizarre kind from an experience or a thought, other times of political correctness that bits of ideas kind of snuggle into my disparages anything that is associated consciousness. Something that has with “woman’s work” and a dismissal been scratching at my consciousness of activities that were once acceptable for quite some time is the thought that pursuits but have now been relegated the older we get, the further we get to a kind of pariah state. Not only are from being comfortable in the world. they considered female, but also a I am so out of sync with oversized waste of time, resources and, here is pants, you know … the kind that you the coup de grace… with an unprohave to hold up to cross the street, ductive existence. They are outmoded, with music so loud that it hurts my dated, relegated to history. ears, with TV shows that glorify Well, I am a female of a certain age. infidelity, promiscuity and the cartoon I have been crocheting and knitting men and women that populate their since I was a child, courtesy of my macasts, with the obsession to watch taw- ternal grandmother. There are many dry, immoral and dangerous behavior people who have worn my handas daily fare. I have little ken with crafted sweaters, scarves, mittens (I’ve those who feel they are above the need never tried to knit gloves) and such for the spiritual side of their existence and scores of babies who have worn or and for whom accumulation is a life’s been wrapped in my crocheted efforts. goal. All of these things seem almost Others have received pillowcases and mainstream to me and here I am off sheet sets with delicate crocheted lace on a side stream wondering what hap- edgings. Each of these items was made pened. with years of practice behind it and Now, this particular issue isn’t with something else… my time and world shaking. I don’t expect the my caring. Times to seek me out for expansion I appreciate those of my generation of this, but last week, I told someone who chose not to indulge in my hobby that I was pleasantly surprised to find and I celebrate other ways to spend an old pattern book for filet crochet our time. But, just think about this… on the Internet. The response to this It does seem so au courant. I am using very innocent and, what I thought was the Internet to find resources with at least minimally interesting statewhich to pursue something that my ment about what you can find in cyber grandmother, born in 1889, taught space, was a tidal wave of eye rolling me a lifetime ago. I am who I am, condemnation. “Crocheting? What complete with my knowledge and century are you living in?” And, yes, enjoyment of a craft that may not be there were more negative comments the hallmark of the modern savvy about grannies and such. This was one senior woman. I claim this time and of those hairs-on-back-of-the neck place as much mine as anyone’s. That moments where my ire came bounddoes seem worthy of a few words on ing out of wherever it hides. I was, ac- paper... this one. cording to this intellect, out of touch
ing snow plowing of the county roads over to the towns. Who knows, it might be possible to realize significant savings for snow removal for the entire county. School districts, which account for more than 50 percent of our property taxes, might well be candidates for consolidation. A recent conversation with a professional school consultant indicates school districts in more rural areas are in very preliminary stages of possible merger talk. However, he indicated no such initiatives are under way in Onondaga County. The time is now ripe for intensive and extensive efforts to examine all structures of governmental services in order to provide truly cost-effective solutions for the budget dilemmas.
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The Marcellus Mustangs retained their first place tie with Baldwinsville by downing Skaneateles 68-62 on the loser’s floor. The Mustangs were co-champions last year with Skaneateles. The Mustang’s only loss was to Solvay and B’Ville lost to Marcellus by one point. Skaneateles held a two-point lead at the half. With the score bouncing back and forth, Leo Miller picked up a loose ball and sped the length of the court to put the Mustangs out in front for good. Tim Taylor led the scoring for the night with 23 points. Dave Driver and John Parry had 18 and 12 respectively. Tom Mullen was the leading Mustang scorer for the season with 199 points and made first string All-County. Tim Taylor, Dave Driver and John Parry made second string and Chris Wiles made third string. The Mustangs move on to the play-offs when they face Skaneateles on the West Genesee court. B’ville plays West Genesee on the North Syracuse court for the AD Division championship. The Marcellus JV’s downed Skaneateles for the second time this season 45-40 on the loser’s court. The conSee Years ago, next page
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Maxwell Library presents â€˜Save Maxwellâ€™s `New Eyes for Artâ€™ look at Everson exhibits Energy, Save Dollarsâ€™ Tuesday Are you a homeowner, renter or property manager who wants to take control of your household energy spending? John Melnick from EmPower NY will show you how in â€œSave Energy, Save Dollarsâ€? from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 22 at Maxwell Library in Camillus. In this free multimedia workshop, you will learn about inexpensive products and habits that can help you find substantial energy savings in four areas: heating/cooling, hot water, appliances, and lighting.
The workshop was developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call Maxwell Library at 6723661. Each participating household will receive a free energy-saving kit valued at $15. The kit contains weather stripping, shrink window insulation, outlet and light-switch gaskets and more. For more info on the program, go to extendonondaga. org or call 424-9485 ext. 241.
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test was close all the way with the score tied at the half. In the third quarter, Marcellus moved out in front by 11 points and the best that Skaneateles could do was come within five points. Neal Weeks led the scoring with 16 points, followed by Sandy Johnstone with 14. The JVâ€™s also play Skaneateles at West Genesee in the JV play-offs. If at first you donâ€™t succeed, try looking in the wastebasket for the directions. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robb announced the birth of their daughter, Debra Kay. Mrs. Robb is the former Janet Mosher. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barber announced the birth of their daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cole announced the birth of their daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McNally announced the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Marie to Richard Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Raymond all of Marcellus. No date was set for the wedding. If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear tight shoes. The Marcellus Historical Society met at St. Johnâ€™s Parish House to make plans for 1961 to observe the Civil
Davidsonâ€™s introduction continues a new series of talks at Maxwell on special exhibits at the Everson. Whether you have seen the exhibits already and now want further insights, or you want a preview of the artists and their works before going, this session will enhance your enjoyment and understanding. The talk is free and open to the public. Memories of Elementary School, AMOCA Installation, 2010. By Ah Leon.
War Centennial. Miss Dawn Crysler, daughter of Horace and Virginia Crysler, celebrated her 12th birthday. Miss Judy Nightingale of Marcellus helped her celebrate. They attended a movie in Skaneateles on Friday night. i.FNPSJFTPG.BSDFMMVTwCZ'SBOL(SJÄ?OH went as followsâ€Ś When I was a boy and a young man, sheep raising was a good income for farmers. Most every farm had a flock of sheep, anywhere from 25 to 100 and larger flocks depending on how much pasture land was available for sheep. At the present, there are very few sheep raised in Onondaga County. I have no way to know exactly how many. Sheep shearing required a man that knew what he was doing. In my younger days, they sheared sheep with what they called sheep shears. Some of the men that I knew sheared sheep in the Spring. They were: George Share, Benjamin Powell and Thomas Taylor. Around 1907, the hand power shearing machine came about. I sold some of those in my shop. I also had a machine for grinding the knives. I sold lots of wool twine to tie the wool up from each sheep. There were men that made a business of buying and shipping wool. Our mills bought lots of it. In the mills they had
wool sorters because, as most of you may know, there are many different grades of wool. It was a busy time in the Spring when the lambs were being born. You had to be with your flock quite a bit of the time. The Marcellus wrestling team ended their season on a winning note as they beat Union Springs 26-22. The Mustangs had 8 wins and 5 losses this season. Leonard MacDonald turned in a fine performance when he pinned his opponent and by Pete Ilacqua who brought the Mustangs out into a safe lead. Three members of the team got to the finals at the County Wrestling Tournament. They were Bernard MacDonald, Leonard MacDonald and George Reagan. Pete Ilacqua made it to the semi-finals. Bernie MacDonald was high scorer for the season followed by George Reagan, Len MacDonald and Dick Campbell. Marriage should be a duetâ€Ś when one sings, the other should clap!
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West Genesee to celebrate diversity with third annual Culture Fair By Bonnie Russell The West Genesee District-Wide Diversity Committee is planning its third annual West Genesee Culture Fair for noon to 4 p.m. April 2. The event will take place in both cafeterias, the upper gymnasium and library
and include dancing, live music, cultural demonstrations, food samples, artwork, T-shirts, kids crafts and an activity area, and much more. “This year’s Culture Fair will once again celebrate our diverse roots and talents, thereby expanding our understanding of the cultural, social, and ethnical influences in our own community,” said Event and
committee coordinator Theresa Williams. The committee is looking for assistance in order to make this event possible. They are looking for donations of baked goods or ethnic dishes; parent helpers; and people to set up their own cultural display. Sponsors include the West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council, Wegmans, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Spanish Action
Driver Middle School Science Olympiad places fifth at regionals
League, Nojaims, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Pepsi, West Genesee Food Service, Mark’s Pizzeria and Patrick’s Cleaners. The culture fair is free to everyone. To sign up to assist, call Theresa Williams at 487-2211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
First year band takes Aitchison stage
Submitted by Dave Taddeo The Driver Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed fifth at the Regional Science Olympiad competition held March 5 at East Syracuse-Minoa High School. The fifth-place performance qualifies the DMS team as a regional alternate for the state championships. The Science Olympiad tournament begins at the regional level and progresses through state and national competitions. This year’s DMS team was coached by science teachers Hannah Naczi and Jessica Hehl. The team included sixth grade students under the guidance of DMS elementary science lab instructor Mary Jo Hoeft. The success of the team is reflective of several months of preparation, creativity, and dedication that the DMS competitors put into their individual projects. The 31 team members include: Team #14 Seventh grade – Cecil Nelson, Josh Greenfield Eighth grade – Mike Abbott, Sean King, Mike Clark, Dylan Felty, Julianna Beratta, Abbi Rix, Corey Palmer, Nick Pinkowski Ninth grade – Steve Hogan, Geoffrey Golick, Mark Tompkins, Emily Fabian, Eli Parrish
Sixth grade – M.C. Coon, Dan Cusick, Mickael Welch, Steve Fournier, Tristan Wiley, Abby Vetsch, Sarah Rohe, Mike Spicer, Kevin Brown, Nick Destefano, John McMa-
The Driver Middle School First Year Band performed its first concert of the year March 3 in Aitchison Auditorium. The band performed songs such “Beethoven’s Ninth” and “Music! Music! Music!” with French horns, trombones and baritones featured on “Camptown Races” and percussion highlighted on “African Safari.”
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The fifth-place medal winning DMS Science Olympiad team. Pictured in front, from left: Josh Greenfield, Julianna Beratta, Emily Fabian,Cecil Nelson, Nick Pinkowski and Mike Abbott. In back, from left: Steve Hogan, Mark Tompkins, Geoff Golick, Dylan Felty, Sean King and Mike Clark. nus, Will Kisil, Shelby Panek, Kira Hawes, Abby VanCamp Seventh grade – Colin McCormick
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First place Sumobots – Emily Fabian, Juliana Beratta Storm the Castle – Mike Abbott, Sean King Write It, Do It – Mike Abbott, Sean King Second place Mag-Lev Cars – Mike Abbott, Sean King Third place Batty Buggy – Nick Pinkowski Junkyard Challenge – Emily Fabian, Juliana Beratta Fourth place Dynamic Planet – Steve Hogan, Mark Tompkins Experimental Design – Dylan Felty, Mike Clark Bottle Rocket – Steve Fournier, Tristan Wiley Helicopter – Nick Destefano, John McManus Fifth place Optics – Mike Clark, Dylan Felty Sixth place Ecology – Steve Hogan, Geoff Golick Junkyard Challenge – Steve Fournier, Tristan Wiley Steve Hogan and Geoff Golick just missed a medal with a 7th place finish and Geoff placed ninth in the Fossils competition. Geoff worked alone as he filled in at the last minute and still managed a high place finish with limited resources.
Kindergarten registration in the Marcellus Central School District will be held for all eligible children on Thursday March 24 and Friday March 25. Registration times will be from 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. To be eligible, a child must have reached his or her fifth birthday on or before Dec. 1, 2011. Registration forms and other important information were sent out in late February to parents of all eligible children whose names appear on the district enrollment list. An orientation meeting for parents only is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday March 29 in the K.C. Heffernan gymnasium. To add your child to our district enrollment list, contact the registrar, Sue Larison, at email@example.com, and provide the child’s full name, parents’ names, phone number and child’s date of birth, address and gender. Mrs. Larison can also be reached at 673-6004.
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This year’s theme was the Great Depression. Categories were in music, art, social science, language and literature, math, economics, speech, essay, interview and super quiz. Each team must have at least three decathletes with “A” averages, “B” averages and C” averages. As in the Olympics, each student competes against players in the same grade class for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each subject area. The overall team score is a composite of all participants. The decathletes will go on to compete at the National level April 27 through 30 in North Carolina.
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From left, Rebecca Nutting, Alyssa Cook and Abigail Delaney work on Cheez-it taste testing graphs.
Learning at Driver Middle School has never been cheesier. Katrina Ercole’s and Joanne Loudermilk recently planned a full day of instruction for their students around Loudermilk’s favorite snack, Cheez-its. Core subject lessons in English language arts, math, social studies, science, physical education, health and music were all taught using Cheez-its. Among the instructional activities taking place throughout the school day in February were: Cheez-it Scrabble
Taste testing with graphing of the testing results The Cheez-it Challenge: building structures out of Cheez-its Cheez-it Science Surprise: how much energy can a cheezit generate? Cheez-it songs, raps, poems Business letter lesson: each student wrote a business letter to the Cheez-it company Video on how Cheez-its are made Cheez-it dodge ball during physical education classes
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Baltimore Woods celebrates first day of spring Thursday
Camillus Art Association to host annual show
“Celebration,” by Alison Waters.
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the ball, May 21, is coming up fast, and organizers are seeking assistance in planning the After the Ball event. Call Jack Murphy, 673-4248, for info.
Ongoing events Mondays
9:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Yin Yoga
Weekly Monday morning Yin Yoga classes. Walk in, $7. Taught by Tina Ramsden, certified yoga instructor, at Marcellus Library. Bring yoga mat if possible.
March 2 to 30
Paintings and Photographs
Marcellus Free Library. Take pleasure in seeing the original works of two local artists this month, paintings by Kathy Ghezzi and photographs by James Mulroy, during library hours.
March 5, 19, April 12, 16
12:30 to 2 p.m.: Together Book Club
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.
March 10 to April 10
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Warmer days are upon us! Join Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus, for its traditional community celebration of the official start of spring. Tours of the sugarbush and maple sugaring operation will be given on the hour. Back in the center enjoy music provided by Marcellus Bluegrass, and sweet maple treats. Tour tickets are $5 for members, $15/family; or $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Donations for the music are appreciated.
Visualizing Ecosystems. Through interdisciplinary study, students use photography to investigate the natural environment. In the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods.
Saturdays in March and April 8 to 10:30 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by the Spafford Auxiliary at the Spafford Fire House on Route 41. Proceeds from the breakfasts will benefit the Spafford Food Pantry. Donations made in March and April will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation. For more info or to make a donation, call Ann Cole at 636-8199.
March 21 to April 9
Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians creep from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when Baltimore Woods Nature Center will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow, watch for alerts online at baltimorewoods. org, or call 673-1350 to be put on our alert list. $5 for members, $15 per family; $8 for nonmembers, $25 per family.
Fridays, Saturdays through April
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Project FeederWatch Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, is partnering
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2nd, 4th Tuesday Read Fur Fun
Reading Fur Fun at Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, runs 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.
In brief Trout stocking hotline goes live March 17 The Friends of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery Stocking Hotline will begin operating Thursday March 17. The hatchery will begin its annual stocking runs throughout Onondaga County in late March and will continue until all the fish are released. Anglers can call 689-0003 to find out how many fish were stocked in their favorite streams. The hotline will be updated every Thursday with information from the previous week. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, on Onondaga County Park, is located on Route 321 in Elbridge. For more info, call 6899367 or go to onondagacountyparks.com.
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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The Camillus Art Association will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 26 at Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 126 Terry Road in Westvale. On display will be a variety of original works of art, photographs, art prints, greeting cards and related items. Raffle tickets for art pieces and other prizes will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds donate to a Syracuse school art program. Free refreshments will be served. Admission is free; all are welcome. For info, call 672-9644.
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Schools Schools and Scholars
Area students earn deanâ€™s list honors Amanda Billy of Syracuse made deanâ€™s list at Marymount University. Billy is a senior mathematics major. The following students made deanâ€™s list at the University of Rochester: Jamie Kurtz of Camillus Karen Leigh Martuscello of Camillus Sarah Marrs Potter of Marietta Rachel Amsterdam of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list at Elmira College. Rachel is majoring in speech and language disabilities. She is the daughter of Philip and Nancy Amsterdam. Alexander Skvarch, a graduate of Marcellus High School, was named to the deanâ€™s list at Hartwick College. Alexander majors in biology. He is the son of Peter and Sarah Skvarch. Melissa Buttner, a medical studies major and a resident of Camillus, made deanâ€™s list at DeSales University. SUNY Brockport honored the following students for their academic achievement in the fall 2010 semester: Sarah Brown of Camillus was named to the deanâ€™s list. Cara Carpenter of Camillus was named to the deanâ€™s list. Stephanie Dattellas of Camillus was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Caitlyn Kitts of Camillus, NY was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Sara McShane of Camillus was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors.
Victoria Peryea of Camillus was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Lindsey Williams of Marietta was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Elizabeth Heater of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list. Patrick Herron of Syracuse was named to the presidentâ€™s list. Kelsey Kuney of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Ashley Pedrotti of Syracuse, NY was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Cory Peers of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list. Emily Brien of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Michael Costa of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list with honors. Brianna Kline Herman of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list. The following students made deanâ€™s list at St. Lawrence University in Canton: Elizabeth Canne, of Syracuse, a first year student; Canne graduated from Marcellus Central High School. Kathryn Christensen, of Syracuse, a first year student; Christensen graduated from Westhill High School. Allison Cook, of Syracuse, a sophomore; Cook graduated from Onondaga Jr-Sr High School. Zachary French, of Syracuse, a first year student; French graduated from Westhill High School. Gregory Kelly, of Syracuse, a sophomore; Kelly graduated from Marcellus Central High School in Marcellus.
John Petosa Jr., of Camillus, a sophomore; Petosa graduated from Christian Brothers Academy. Katherine D. Powers, of Syracuse, a first year student; Powers graduated from Westhill High School. Catherine Farrington of Camillus made deanâ€™s list at Cazenovia College. Catherine is a senior human services major, specializing in services for children and youth. James Wightman of Marietta was named to the deanâ€™s list at the University of New Haven for the fall 2010 semester. Allison Butler of Syracuse has been named to the deanâ€™s list at the University of New Hampshire. The following students were named to the deanâ€™s list at SUNY Potsdam: David Pond, a music education major from Camillus Samantha Weiskopff, a literature/writing major from Syracuse Michael Ezzo, a mathematics major from Marcellus The following students made deanâ€™s list for fall 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Connor Abdo of Syracuse Alec Defilippo of Syracuse Springfield College named Marissa Jurkiewicz of Syracuse to the deanâ€™s list. Jurkiewicz is a third-year student majoring in sports biology. Hunter Potter of Marietta was named to the deanâ€™s list for the fall 2010 semester at the University of Vermont. Potter is a sophomore political
science major. Jaime Mullin of Syracuse made deanâ€™s list for the fall 2010 semester at Mount St. Maryâ€™s University. The following students made deanâ€™s list at SUNY Oneonta. Ellen Paccia of Marietta Samantha Heater of Syracuse Andrew Swan of Syracuse Margaret Syron of Syracuse Scott Lewis of Syracuse was named to the deanâ€™s list at Western New England College. Lewis is a sophomore majoring in sport management. The following students, listed by hometown were named to the deanâ€™s list at Cayuga Community College. Jordan Ronald Brennan Alicia Clark Dynelle Cottrill Michelle Dodge Allison Donohue Marcellus Kayla Spicer-Ramsden Memphis Aleena Hines Garrett Keller Jessica White The following West Genesee High School graduates made deanâ€™s list at SUNY Canton: Lindsay Moth of Syracuse. Lindsay majors in veterinary science technology. Jennifer Oâ€™Sullivan of Camillus. Jennifer majors in veterinary science technology. Olga Tomoroksa of Syracuse. Olga majors in dental hygiene.
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Four musicians were selected through competitive auditions to represent West Genesee at the Onondaga County Music Educators Association All-County Jazz Festival to be held March 25 and 26 at Jamesville Dewitt High School. Shawn Davern (trombone), Carson Elias (trumpet) and Kevin Mixon (drum set) will perform at the Senior High Festival; William Musengo (trumpet) will perform at the Junior High Festival.
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Sara Fox Sara Fox truly enjoys school. She has had perfect attendance since the first grade. By showing dedication and perseverance she has been able to maintain high honor roll every marking period through out her school career. By the end of the year Sara will have taken seven AP courses, two Syracuse University Project Advance courses and five other college level classes. By always trying to go the extra mile Sara has been able to work her way to earning fives on every AP test she has taken so far. Her hard work has also helped her to become named an AP scholar with honors. Aside from academics Sara takes a lot from school as she loves to be involved in everything. She has played the saxophone since fourth grade and participated in the Wildcat marching band for four years. Sara is involved in science Olympiads, math league, National Honor Society, Diversity, Student Ambassadors and serves as the publicity director for the senior class senate. Just this year she had the opportunity to serve as a West Genesee liaison for Syracuse University. Working closely with Syracuse University students and her SUPA Public Affairs class, she See Seniors, page 2
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J-E school board elections to fill three vacancies Jordan-Elbridge school board elections are just two months away. The three board members up for re-election have all announced that they will not run, leaving three positions to be filled. Residents who want to become school board members must file petitions with the district no later than 30 days before the election, scheduled to take place May 17. Listed are current school board members with contact information listed, along with when
their terms expire.
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become a pediatric hematologistSara is the daughter of Thomas and Melissa Fox. She has two younger sisters, Joie-lyn, who is currently an eighth grader at Camillus Middle School and Madison, who is in the fifth grade at Split Rock Elementary. Over the past four years, .JDIBFM $MBSL has consistently sought to challenge himself, which has led to his many academic achievements. By the end of the school year he will have completed seven AP courses and one SUPA course. In addition he is an AP Scholar with Honor and a member of the National Honor Society. Such diligence has resulted in Michaelâ€™s qualification for High Honor Roll every
The Jordan-Elbridge school board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 16 in the high school cafeteria. To follow our coverage of the school board, go to eagle-observer.com. For school board agendas and meeting minutes, visit jecsd.org.
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and her classmates were able to implement a student advisory program for the underclassman at the high school. Sara has been volunteering with her mother at the Francis House since the third grade and just recently became a board member to the Francis House Youth Auxiliary. Sara also enjoys spending time working as a ski instructor at East Hill. In her free time Sara loves spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include skiing, running, boating, tubing and traveling to warm places. Sara is not sure where she will be attending next year, but hopes to major in biology and go on to
Michael Clark marking period throughout his high school career. Michael is also the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal Scholarship, which he was awarded because of his outstanding accomplishments in math and science.
Michael enjoys participating in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Math League, Scrabble Club, and Intramural Ultimate Frisbee. He was recently chosen to serve as a member of the districtâ€™s Strategic Planning Committee for 2011-12. In addition to his participation within the school, Michael has worked part-time at Wegmans for the past three years. Athletics also play an important role in Michaelâ€™s life. Aside from being a retired pole-vaulter, he has been on the Varsity Swim Team every year of high school and has been a sectional qualifier for the past three years. This season, Michael was elected captain of the team along with Ben Seketa, Brendan Marks and Carson Elias.
Michael and his teammates have been undefeated Section III Champions since 2008. Next year, Michael plans on pursuing a major in physics and applied mathematics at the University of Rochester. Michael is the son of Matthew and Denise Clark. His brother, Andrew, graduated in 2006 and is now studying International and Humanitarian Assistance at Cazenovia College. His older sister, Danielle, graduated in 2008 and is also attending Cazenovia College where she pursues her interests in Human Services. Michaelâ€™s younger sister and best friend, Theresa, is currently a sophomore at West Genesee.
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Community News Marcellus Daisies earn â€˜respect and authorityâ€™ petals By Ned Campbell The Marcellus Daisy Girls Scouts Troop 352 learned about respect and authority last week from three individuals well versed in those areas â€” a martial arts master, a sheriff â€™s deputy and an officer with the New York Air National Guard. Master Todd Finney, who co-owns Agogi Mixed Martial Arts in Marcellus with Robert Webster, led the day of respect and authority on March 5, stressing to the daisies that everyone is deserving of respect. His lesson was mixed with martial arts demonstrations, where each of the daisies took turns kicking and punching padded targets. â€œThe biggest thing is that weâ€™re nice to each other,â€? Finney told the daisies. He also told them about different figures of authority that should be respected, but not feared, before introducing two of note. Major Andrea Bastedo, a Cyber Communications Officer with the 152nd New York National Guard, spoke to the daisies about her line of work, leading them in a few different marches and salutes. â€œOut of all the salutes I can teach, and all the marching I can teach you, the best thing I can teach you is to be nice,â€? Bastedo said. Onondaga County Sheriff â€™s Deputy Sean Clare spoke to the daisies about the tools holstered to his belt. Following an explanation of his taser, which he said he only uses when he absolutely has to, he removed a pencil from his front pocket and held it high. â€œI use this more than anything else on my belt,â€? Clare said. For paying close attention to the dayâ€™s lessons, all 12 Daisies were awarded their â€œrespect and authorityâ€? petal. The event was coordinated by Kelly Amidon and scout leader Jenn Randal, whose daughters, both daisies, have taken martial arts at Agogi.
Marcellus Daisies proudly display their â€œrespect and authorityâ€? petal certificates, awarded by Agogi Mixed Martial Arts Master Todd Finney, pictured center, on March 5. Pictured in front, from left: Eve Chapman, Emma Rosebloom, Natalie Randolph, Kira Fikes, Meghan Alfred and Hannah Rogalia. In back, from left: Rose Kraai, Abby Curtin, Alexis Randall, Bobbilynn Amidon, Master Todd Finney, Aubrey Fraher and Haylee Hutson.
LEFT: Master Todd Finney teaches Marcellus Daisies some controlled kicks. RIGHT: Major Andrea Bastedo and Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Sean Clare teach the Daisies about respect and authority. NED CAMPBELL
Camillus Optimists name speech winners Student speeches address issues of the free world Ten students gave speeches March 2 around the theme, â€œIf I were leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would be...â€? to members of the Camillus Optimists Club. The Optimists chose West Genesee Middle School sixth-grade student Mark Kopp and eighth-grade student Rachel Putnam to represent them at the zone level of the 2011 Oratorical Contest that will be held on March 22. Two winners from the zone contest will compete for scholarships at the district level in May.
Earning second place at the club contest were seventh-grade student Nataliya Onifrychuk from WGMS and eighth-grade student John Buttner from Camillus Middle School. Clare Thomas and Monica Andrews placed first and second respectively at the CMS school-level contest. Also, Joshua Mattice placed second at CMS and Jack Griffith placed second at WGMS. Maureen McInerny and Jacqueline Pardee were contestants from the high school, coordinated by English teacher Suzanne Ostrander. Competitors from BONNIE RUSSELL CMS were coached by English teacher Erin Stepowany. The coaches from WGMS were Susan Gibbons and In front, from left, are Jack Griffith, Rachel Putnam, Mark Kopp and Nataliya Onifrychuk. In back, from left, are Monica Andrews, Claire Thomas, John Buttner, Joshua Mattice, Maureen Kerry Uy. McInerney and Jacqueline Pardee.
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Westhill ousts Seton Catholic again, returns to state final four By Phil Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org If it’s March, then it must mean that the Westhill boys basketball team is relentlessly making its way toward a state Class B championship. Trying to repeat its 2010 glory, the Warriors assured itself of a return trip to the state final four in Glens Falls Saturday afternoon at Cicero-North Syracuse High School by performing well on both ends down the stretch to beat Section IV champion Seton Catholic 48-44. This was the same Binghamton school Westhill beat 12 months ago in this same regional round. But unlike that game, the Warriors didn’t face a halftime deficit, instead negating the Saints’ major inside advantage with tenacious defense and timely outside shooting. In all, the Warriors made eight 3-pointers, four of them from Kevin McAvoy, who followed up his 34-point eruption the Section III Class B final against Skaneateles by getting 16 points here - none bigger
than the two free throws with 15.4 seconds left that put Seton Catholic away. A bigger surprise was seeing Ryan Conroy step up to match McAvoy with 14 points, one of his highest totals of the season. Three times, Conroy connected on 3pointers, and it was his basket with 2:51 left that pushed the Warriors’ advantage to 46-42. Before all this, attention was centered on Seton Catholic’s big front line of 6-10 Bob Garbade and 6-7 Cole Smothers. Together, they were supposed to dominate in the paint and help the Saints gain payback for last year’s regional setback. Seton Catholic did lead most of the first quarter, but within a short amount of time Westhill’s perimeter defenders, including Conroy, Justin Biles, Nathan Nigolian and Mark McAnaney, began to deny the Saints entry passes inside. Meanwhile, Conroy’s pair of 3-pointers allowed the Warriors to catch up and, after a Nigolian three-point play early in the second period, Westhill led the rest of the half, expanding the margin to
25-19 when McAnaney connected beyond the arc early in the third quarter. Yet even as its defense continued to frustrate Seton Catholic, the Warriors could not pull clear through a second half where, once Seton Catholic caught up at 25-25, no one would pull away again. With less than five minutes left, the Saints inched ahead 42-40 on Tom Torto’s jumper, but Westhill quickly countered with six straight points to move ahead for good, capped by Conroy’s driving lay-up. Smothers’ jumper made it 46-44, and Seton Catholic got a chance to tie it in the final minute after Nigolian’s 3-pointer went in and out of the net. But John Martin missed a jumper - and McAvoy, after getting fouled, made the free throws that sent Westhill back to the final four. On Friday night at 8:30 at Glens Falls Civic Center, Westhill faces Burke Catholic (Section IX) in the state Class B semifinals. The winner returns on Saturday night at 9 p.m. to play Charlotte or Potsdam for the state championship.
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TOURNAMENT CHAMPS: The Marcellus Driver Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team won a youth tournament at Marcellus on the weekend of Feb. 19-20. Front row, from left: Erica Balman, Rylie Spicer, Morgan DeLand, Sarah Hayes, Jackie Madden, Molly Tice. Back row: Maggie Fiacchi, coach Mike Spicer, Kristin Field, Ana Clark. Not pictured: Gianna Dixe.
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Western Onondaga Youth Soccer Association My name is Roger Garcia and I am the president of WOYSA. I am making an appeal to the WOYSA community at large for volunteers to step up and take on the responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of WOYSA. I have announced my retirement to the Board of Directors. In addition I must also announce that the following positions will also be vacant very soon, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Web Site Coordinator, Field and Resource Coordinator, Micro Soccer Division Director, U10 and U12 Boys Division Directors. This is very serious and without mincing words, if members from the WOYSA community do not step up to fill this void, we will be forced to make decisions that may include dissolving the league. That of course is a last resort but be clear; the league cannot effectively run without more help from the community. Most of the volunteers stepping down have been volunteering for 10 years or more with several over 15 years of community service. It is time for others to step-up. As the second most senior member I will agree to remain on the board as an advisor for a period of two years to help guide and train any new members who volunteer. With the current economic times it seems modified sports programs may suffer. WOYSA is the perfect vehicle to fill that void. However this will create the need for a U14 boys and girls Division Directors. This is something we want to do, but it requires two additional committed volunteers. This has been a very rewarding experience and all who serve will tell you the same. If anyone wishes to enquire please e-mail me at: email@example.com Roger Garcia
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Donald “Dide” Nightingale, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Monday Feb. 28, 2011, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Marcellus, he was a graduate of Marcellus High School and Alfred State College after serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. Dide was the co-owner of Nightingale Mills which was estabDonald lished by his great grandfather in 1888. Nightingale After turning over the business to his sons, Dide continued working daily until his health declined in January. On any given morning he and Casey could be found repairing screens and windows in his “back office,” or visiting with customers and long-time friends. One of Dide’s favorite past times was entertaining friends and family at his beautiful Otisco Lake home. His favorite event was the annual July 3rd and 4th celebration which included two days of fun, food and fireworks. He loved having his children and grandchildren spend time at his house. His good natured personality and wonderful sense of humor leaves his family with decades of fond memories. Along with his family, he will be missed by many friends from his pitch and golf leagues. His zest for life and having fun will be remembered by all who knew him throughout his life. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years Barbara Bass Nightingale. Dide is survived by his children Cindy (Mickey) Schechter of Syracuse, Mark (Kathy) Nightingale of Marcellus, Peter (Jan) Nightingale of Marietta and Amy (Pat) Donahue of Marcellus; brother Dick Nightingale of Fort Myers, FL; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his faithful yellow lab “Casey” Services for Dide were 10 a.m. Friday March 4 at the Plis Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Marcellus. Calling hours: from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 33 North St., Marcellus. The family request in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Dide’s memory to either Marcellus Ambulance or Hospice of CNY.
Raymond G. Clift, 96, born July 11, 1914 in Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Sunday Feb. 27, 2011. He is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy, and grandson Michael Lynch; and is survived by son Ray, daughter Anne, and her husband Robert Lynch and six grandchildren: John, Tom, Ted and Jim Lynch, and Michelle and Michael Clift. Also survived by a sister, Evelyn Oliver of Marcellus, NY, many nieces and nephews and lifetime best friend, Leo Kelly. He has seven great-grandchildren: Katie, Sam, T.J., Josie, and Beatrice Lynch; and Shawn Henson Jr. and Nathaniel Clift. Raymond lived his life to the fullest, with a youthful spirit and positive outlook. He loved to dance and did so up to the end of his life. He retired from IBM at 57 after a successful 38-year career in sales and
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Merle Builders combines Seneca Federal: Not an quality, experience average mortgage originator By Erin Wisneski
With 35 years in the home building and renovation business, Scott Merle, owner of Merle Builders, Inc. has the experience homeowners deserve whether looking for their first home or an upgrade that better fits the buyer’s lifestyle. Merle Builders offers clients custom-built homes, as well as moderately priced townhomes and patio homes. In addition to new construction, Merle Builders also has extensive experience in remodeling and designing aesthetic additions to existing homes. Despite a slow building climate due to the economy, Scott thinks people’s confidence in the economy will rise this spring and 2011 will prove fruitful. “There seems to be a lot of people who have been ‘on the fence’ waiting for the economy to recoup and are now ready to build this year,” Scott said. He added that his decades of experience combined with the quality of his work give his clients the advantage. “Quality and longevity position me to compete with my fellow homebuilders and definitely with the ‘one-truck operators,’ whose numbers have multiplied during the recession,” he said. One-man operation Previously partnered with his brother, Ron, Scott is now the sole operator of
Scott Merle, owner of Merle Builders. Merle Builders, a business that the brothers’ father, Harold T. Merle began in 1962 with “$1,000 in his pocket.” In 2009 and 2010, Merle Builders saw a decrease in business due to the economy, which resulted in a company downsize. In addition to eliminating several employees, the brothers decided that only one of them was needed to keep the company going. “We needed to be leaner and more competitive in the marketplace,” Scott said. “Ron was just about at full retirement age and I am 13 years younger. So, naturally, we decided that I would continue the ‘Merle Legacy.’” That legacy includes the following ongoing projects: a 2,700-square-foot model home in Timber Banks located on the golf course; two- and three-bedroom Townhomes in Clay
starting at $132,900; Patio homes in Radisson beginning in late spring, early summer; custom one- to two-acre lots remaining in Melia Park off Route 370; and custom lots at Whisper Ridge in Radisson. With so many projects in the works, Scott is embracing the future of the company as it approaches its 50th year in business. “I will do my best to insure the legacy passed down to me and take Merle Builders into the next new and technologically exciting decade,” he said. Merle Builders, Inc. is located at 2 Canton St. in Baldwinsville. The office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; potential and existing clients can call the office at 635-6917 or contact Scott at 952-6498. Merle Builders will also be at the Home and Garden Show, March 17-20 at the State Fairgrounds.
“Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association is not an average mortgage originator but it IS an average community bank,” said Katrina Russo, president-CEO of Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association. Sound community bank mortgage lending practices are not the source of problems that have turned the economy on its ear. Rather, the “big” banks who took part in the sub-prime lending with less than qualified applicants is what has contributed to the downturn of the economy. “It’s not all about making a quick buck,” said Russo. “Mainstream America has to start thinking beyond the all mighty buck and remember what is really at the heart of this nation, which I believe is what all communities bank’s thinking boils down to. The dream of homeownership is a dream we help make happen and it can be done in a conservative manner and still render positive results to many.” Seneca Federal is proud to provide traditional, local home town lending with competitively priced mortgage rates. “We look to competitors daily, in part, to decide where to price our mortgage rates,” said Tammy Purcell, VP–lending. “We
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Seneca Federal Vice President – Lending, Tammy Purcell, left, and Assistant Vice President – Lending, Rebecca Smith. also respond quickly to pre-qualification requests and pride ourselves as local underwriters with timely commitments.” Seneca Federal has never used credit scores as a basis for loan approval but rather base loan commitment on actual consumer credit history. This ‘traditional’ and time-tested practice has worked well for the Association, which has a foreclosure rate near zero percent. “A low foreclosure rate sometimes leads people to ask me if we are risky enough with such a low default rate,” said the president, adding that the low default rate has more to do with the rapport they have made with their customers during the underwriting process and less to do with not taking risk. “Our loans are often tailor-made to our customer’s specific needs and we build a rapport with them from the beginning, indicating that we are on the ‘same side’. We are ver y thankful when a customer is willing to approach us when they are having difficulty and before the loan is in default and we are able to work with finding a solution to get them through a rough time such as a job loss,” added Purcell. At Seneca Federal you always have the ability to speak directly with experienced loan underwriters who assist you in your mortgage loan application process from start to finish, including servicing throughout the loan. The lending team is carrying on with the philosophy of individualized lending that community banks thrive on. “We are imbedded in our communities and want to offer competitive mortgage, consumer and commercial loan rates for the benefit of our customers,”
said Purcell. “We aren’t a ‘cookie cutter’ secondary mortgage market lender. We understand the needs of our communities and want to provide a competitive product.” The mor tgage ser vicing is always retained by us so our customers are assured they will work with us for the life of the loan. One example of a loan that is often tailor-made to a customer’s needs is the construction to permanent financing mortgage loan with one loan closing and a rate that is determined at commitment, before the construction phase. This loan is popular since the rate can’t change when it ‘converts’ to permanent financing later and closing costs are only paid once, upon commitment. The risk of a higher rate later after the house is constructed is removed. Another such tailor-made loan includes a mortgage where a customer is purchasing a house in which projected renovations are included. The purchase and renovation costs are wrapped into one mortgage loan. Other features which add to Seneca’s app eal as a mor tgage lender include no flood certification fees and no underwriting fees. “This culture of personalized service was instilled into us by our predecessors, so that Seneca Federal’s continued success is guaranteed for decades to come,” she said. “We pride ourselves on providing the best possible products with the lowest possible lending rates. As a community bank, it is our job to increase the wealth of our members through low lending rates and high savings rates, given the state of the economy at any given time,” according to Russo.
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You donâ€™t even need to leave the house for supplies with these inexpensive spring cleaning tips. Just open your cabinet, make these homemade creations and clean beyond your counter tops and cupboards. Add these suggestions to your spring cleaning to-do list to eliminate odors, remove stains and get rid of food buildup in the kitchen. â€œDonâ€™t neglect your kitchen appliances during spring cleaning,â€? said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance Corp. â€œYour appliances never get a day off. They take the most abuse, yet probably get the least attention. Keep them clean to help them last longer and run more efficiently.â€? Give spring cleaning a new meaning with these 10 unique and often forgotten tips from Mr. ApplianceÂŽ and Mr. RooterÂŽ Plumbing: 1. To eliminate odors, pour vanilla extract into a bowl with a paper towel and wipe down the refrigerator walls. 2. Soak refrigerator removable parts in the sink with warm, soapy water to remove stains from food spills. 3. To remove food residue, run an empty dishwasher with a cup of white vinegar. 4. Take out oven racks and wash them by hand with warm soap and water to remove caked on food. 5. To eliminate odors, place handful of ice cubes and citrus peels in garbage disposal, turn on cold water and then the disposal for 15-30 seconds. After turning off disposal continue to rinse with hot water for 15 more seconds. 6. Wipe interior microwave surfaces with a mixture of two tablespoons baking soda and one quart water to remove food stains. 7. Use a sponge with a mixture of Â˝ cup bleach, Âź cup baking soda and four cups warm water to avoid yellowing of white appliances. Let it set for 10 minutes before rinsing and drying. 8. To remove grease buildup from garbage disposal, turn on hot water, then disposal. Squeeze tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in disposal, and run hot water for 15-30 seconds. Turn off disposal and let hot water run until suds are gone. 9. Heat a microwave-safe bowl of vanilla extract for three minutes and use it to wipe surfaces for stubborn residue and stains in the microwave. 10. Clean condenser coils located behind the fridge with a brush or hand-held vacuum to remove dirt, dust and pet hair. â€œThe best way to ensure an odor-free and grease-free kitchen sink is to prevent the smell and buildup before it begins,â€? said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. â€œA good dose of spring cleaning can clear the air, keeping your garbage disposal in good working condition.â€? By following these tips from Mr. Appliance and Mr. Rooter Plumbing, kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures will continue to sparkle and smell fresh for many springs to come. For more information on Mr. Rooter or to find the location nearest you, visit mrrooter.com or mrrooter.ca. Mr. Applianceâ€™s website is mrappliance.com.
By Waded Gonzalez-Candelaria, public health educator Are you thinking about fixing up the old homestead? Are you planning on doing the project on your own or hiring someone to do it for you? Was your home built before 1978? If it was, it may contain lead paint. When lead paint is disturbed during remodeling, dangerous lead dust is created. Young children and pregnant women are at the greatest risk from exposure to lead dust, but anyone can become lead poisoned. The Onondaga County Health Department Lead Poisoning Control Program would like you to consider the following questions before you start your project: Was the house built before 1978? Will you be disturbing the paint? Have you had the paint tested to see if it is lead paint? What safety precautions will you or your contractor/handyman take to protect yourself and your children from exposure to hazardous lead dust? The most impor-
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West Genny’s Leff wins national freshman mile By Phil Blackwell email@example.com Further confirming her elite status, West Genesee ninth-grader Laura Leff can now call herself a national champion. Leff achieved this status, the first in the track program’s history, by winning the Freshman Mile Saturday at the New Balance Indoor National Championships held at the Armory Track & Field Center in New York City. Amid a field of 27 runners that traveled from as far as New Mexico to participate in the race, Leff lagged far behind Michigan’s Kelsie Schwartz early in the race, but gradually decreased the margin as the laps wore on. Then, on the final lap, Leff zoomed past Schwartz and hit the finish line in five minutes, 2.16 seconds, the fastest time this season by any freshman in the country. Schwartz was second in 5:04.97, 2.81 seconds behind. Leff also was 31st in Sunday’s 800-meter run in 2:18.72. Billy Gabriel, fresh off winning the state indoor championship in the 1,600-meter run at Cornell University a week earlier, could not repeat that magic here, settling for a time of 4:40.87 in the mile. Gabriel, John DeLallo, Matt Byrnes and Ethan Osborne were 18th in the 4x1,600 relay in 18:23.49. Marcellus’ Jesse Garn, the state champion in the 1,000, landed in eighth place in the 800-meter final in 1:53.15, while DeLallo was 45th (2:01.31), both of them behind Liverpool’s Zavon Watkins, who avenged his loss to Garn in the state meet by winning here in 1:50.84.
ABOUT TO PASS: West Genesee’s Laura Leff(left above) passes Kelsie Schwartz of Michigan to take the lead in the final lap of the National Freshman Mile this Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Track National Championships in New York City’s Armory Track & Field Center. Leff overcame a huge early lead by Schwartz to win in 5:02.16, the fastest freshman mile time for any freshman in the country this season. Her National Championship was the first for a WG Indoor Track athlete.
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Norma Tuttle, 69
Patricia Barr, 81
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Ran vintage clothing business
Patricia Barr, 81, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday March 2, 2011, at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Thursday Aug. 29, 1929, and was the daughter of Howard Gardner and May Denno Gardner. She was a graduate of St. Vincent DePaul High School. Pat was employed by Manco Distributor’s and was a communicant of Holy Family Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Pat was predeceased by her husband, George Barr on March 1, 2001; and sisters, June Firenze and Loretta Pocheco. Surviving are her daughter and sonin-law, Kathleen and Richard Belge of North Syracuse; stepdaughter, Kathleen Blank and her husband, William of York, Pennsylvania; stepson, Dr. G. Richard Barr and his wife, Linda of California; three
Norma Tuttle, 69, of Marcellus, passed away suddenly on Friday Feb. 11, 2011. She will be dearly missed by Richard, her husband of 41 years; their daughters Amanda Sexton and Elizabeth King and sons-in-law Jim Sexton and Jason King; and her brother Charles Brink, his wife Cathy, and their children Lori and David. She leaves behind countless other loving family members and friends. Norma was born in Endicott, NY, and achieved degrees in psychology and occupational therapy. She worked as an occupational therapist for many years at both Willard Psychiatric Center and Loretto. After retirement she and her daughter Elizabeth enjoyed running their vintage clothing business, Bees In Her Bonnet. Norma co-managed her church thrift shop
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Services were at 8:30 a.m. Saturday March 5 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus and at 9 a.m. in Holy Fam- Patricia Barr ily Church where Rev. Gregory Kreinheder and Deacon Nick Alvaro celebrated a funeral Mass. Patricia was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Allman, 87
Margaret Allman, 87, of Baldwinsville, passed away Friday Feb 18, 2011, at home. She was a good loving mother and grandmother and a true friend to many. Margaret loved to golf and was very proud of her Scottish Heritage. She was loved and will be missed by her children Shirley (Keith) Carter, Terri Allman, Michael Allman, Ronald Oattes and Henry Oattes and her 2 grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Services for Margaret were 7 p.m. Tuesday February 22 at the Plis Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. Jerry Shave. Calling hours: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home, 33 North St., Marcellus. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Hospice of CNY. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dorothy H. Case, 93
brother Richard B. Hunt; son in law Gerald Welch; grandchildren Kimberly, Karla, Kirsten, Neil, Joey, Robin, Wendy, Danielle and Lisa and 17 great grandchildren. Services for Dorothy were 1 p.m. Thursday Feb. 24 at Marietta United Christian Church. The family greeted friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either Marcellus Ambulance or to the Humane Society HSUS for benefit of TWH. Arrangements entrusted to the Plis Funeral Home, Marcellus.
great grandchildren Jonathan and Daniel Cross and several cousins nieces and nephews. Services for Ruth were 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 25 at the Plis Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Marcellus. Calling Ruth W. Cross hours: 5-7 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home, 33 North St., Marcellus. Memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to either the rescue Mission or the Marcellus Food Pantry.
Born in Poland
Monica Baraniewicz, 74, of Westvale, passed away peacefully on Friday March 2, 2011, at home after a long illness. Born in Poland, she endured many hardships due to WWII before coming to the United States. She worked for A & P bakery and R.E. Dietz in Syracuse. Monica enjoyed her family and friends with their many gatherings. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Joseph and a sister, Longina Buchta. Surviving are her children, Richard
Debbie Jones; brother Richard Ramsden and several nieces and nephews. Services for Joan were 7 p.m. Wednesday March 2 at Apple Valley United Methodist Church. Spring burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Marcellus. Calling hours: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the church 4424 S. Onondaga Rd., Nedrow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to either the American Lung Association or Apple Valley United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Plis Funeral Home, Marcellus.
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(Julie) of Jamestown, NY, Mark (Anita) of Syracuse, Victoria Casey and Roger Bowers of Westvale; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Dominick and Gene Fisch; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial: 9 a.m. Saturday March 5 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Burial will be private in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Geddes. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday March 4 at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse.
Charles W. Milne, 90
Army Air Corps veteran of WWII
Joan M. Stout, 71 Joan M. Stout, 71, of Marcellus passed away Saturday Feb 26, 2011, at Community General Hospital. She retired after 36 years as a dietician at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Joan loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, knitting and ceramics. She was a member of Apple Valley United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her sister Carol Carter and brother Roger Ramsden. Joan is survived by her husband of 44 years Richard G. Stout; daughter Traci Stout; sisters Patricia Freeborn, Bonnie Pulver, Nellie Ramsden, Lucille Carter and
Ruth Williams Cross, 91, of Skaneateles, formerly of Marcellus, passed away Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011, at St. Camillus. Born in Worth, NY, she was a bookkeeper for many local companies. She graduated from Lowville Academy and attended Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston, MA and Oswego Normal School. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Cross, and brother, John Williams. Ruth is survived by her daughter Martha (David) Duckett of Skaneateles and son William J. (Jacqueline) Cross Jr. of Marcellus. Brother Foster l. Williams of Pulaski. Grandchildren Jeffrey Duckett, Dr. Lynda (Erik Randall) Duckett, Robert (Colleen) Cross and Nicole (Edward) Steingraber,
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Owned and raised horses Dorothy H. Case, 93, of Marcellus passed away Monday Feb. 21, 2011 at home. She retired from Community General Hospital as an LPN after working there for 25 years. She owned and raised horses since 1957. Dorothy was a delegate to the NYS Horse Breeders Association for 34 years and a charter member of the NYS Plantation Walking Horse Club. She was predeceased by her daughter Jacqueline Thompson in 1985. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Sharron Corr and Patricia (Gene) Chapman; son Neil (Kathy) Loomis; sisters Barbara Jane Ryan and Eleanor Hulbert;
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for over 10 years, loved singing in the church choir, and was a beloved and respected member of the community. A memorial service in Norma’s honor was at Marcellus United Methodist Church, at 3 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 19. A Norma Tuttle gathering was held at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the Tompkins County SPCA or the Memorial Fund at the Marcellus United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Plis Funeral Home, Marcellus.
Charles W. Milne, 90, of Syracuse, passed away Friday March 4, 2011, at Francis House. Born in Syracuse on Saturday Oct. 2, 1920, he was the son of Charles Milne and Mary Buchanan Milne. He spent his early years in Eastwood and resided in Fairmount for the past 61 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Eastwood High School. An Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, Charles was formerly employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from New Process Gear after 30 years. He was a member of Fairmount Community Church, former Boy Scout and life member of the VFW Stanley B. Pennock Post 2893. He enjoyed summers at Sharbot Lake in Canada and winters in Florida. A gardener, he loved to see things grow and produce fruit. He worked hard at keeping the weeds and bugs out of his garden. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, crossword puzzles and family. Charles was predeceased by his first wife, the former Anna Carr; stepdaughter,
Jean D’Arrigo; step-granddaughter, Deby D’Arrigo; and grandson, Marc McConnell. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Bette Sleeth; daughters, Maryann (Thomas) Milne-Clark of Orlando, Florida, Bonnie (Bill) McConnell of Fairmount and Susan (Doug) Nugent of Camillus; sister, Laura Clary of Jamesville; stepchildren, Jane Dunaway of Florida, Joan Moon of Florida, Richard Sherwood of Auburn, Elaine Foley of Fremont and Paul Sherwood of Minoa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends called from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday March 6 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Mahlon Moon officiating. Burial was private at Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.
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Obituaries Orrin C. Cooper, 87
Former Syracuse gas station and service garage owner Orrin C. Cooper, 87, of Liverpool, formerly of Memphis, passed away Thursday March 3, 2011, at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Glens Falls on Thursday Sept. 20, 1923, he was the son of Orrin McKinley Cooper and Mary Monnet Cooper. He moved to Memphis in 1949. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Orrin retired in 1976 from Red Star Express Lines and formerly owned his own gas station and service garage in Syracuse. He was a member of AARP and the Teamsters Union Local #317. Orrin was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Ethel Magee, on Nov. 20, 1999. Surviving are his sons and daughters-inlaw, Dennis and Betty Cooper of Milton, Florida, Orrin Cooper of Palatka, Florida, Derrick Cooper of Denver, North Carolina, Glen and Patricia Cooper of Liverpool, and Gary and Raluca Cooper of Warrensburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and
John Daniluk of Butler, Pennsylvania and Frances and Kevin Feint of Fort Lawn, South Carolina; sister, Emily Crabtree of Fulton; 25 grandchildren; 34 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and Orrin C. Cooper cousins. Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m.Monday March 7 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was private in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Orrinâ€™s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.
Charles S. Zysk, Sr., 92 Army veteran of WWII
Charles S. â€œCharlieâ€? Zysk, Sr., 92, of Camillus, passed away Monday Feb. 28, 2011, at VA Medical Center. Born in Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday Sept. 29, 1918, he was the son of Antoni Zysk and Wiktorija Siwek Zysk. He lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania until moving to the Syracuse area in 1941. For the last 32 years, Charlie spent his winters in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired in 1980 after 41 years with Crucible Steel. He was a communicant of St. JosephÂ´s Church and member of the Camillus Elks, â€œOver-theHillâ€? Gang and Local #1277 Steelworkers, where he held many positions. He enjoyed gardening, especially tomatoes. Surviving are his wife of 73 years, the former Anastasia Banaszek; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and George Klotz of Baldwinsville; son and daughter-in-law, Charles S. and Nancy Zysk Jr. of Baldwinsville; grandchildren, George, John, Jim and Kathleen Klotz and Christopher Zysk;
seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday March 3 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Charles S. Services were at 10 Zysk, Sr. a.m. Friday March 4 at the funeral home and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Josephâ€™s Church with Deacon Michael Letizia officiating. Entombment was in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlieâ€™s memory to St. Josephâ€™s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus NY 13031. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.
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Free smoke alarms available to Onondaga County residents Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney announced last week that free smoke alarms are now available to qualifying county residents. The initiative is being funded by a Fire Prevention and Safety grant. â€œDelivering and installing smoke alarms will add to the health and safety of our community,â€? said Mahoney. â€œOnondaga County is very pleased to be one of only 12 counties in New York State selected for this grantâ€?. Joe Rinefierd, Director of the Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management Fire Bureau, said that having properly working smoke alarms in your home reduces the chances of fire-related deaths significantly. â€œApproximately 70 percent of residential fire deaths are caused due to homes not having smoke alarms or due to smoke
alarms not working properly,â€? Rinefierd said. Through this program, firefighters from various fire departments will provide education, smoke alarms and installation free of charge to those that qualify. â€œResidential fires often affect our most vulnerable citizens, including children 14 and younger and adults over age 65, â€? said Steve Cavuto, Deputy Chief for the Syracuse Fire Department. The Smoke Alarm Installation Program is for Onondaga County residents who live with children 14 years old and younger; are 65 years old and above; are at a low income level (call for details); or are hearing impaired (special detectors are available). To learn more about this program or to schedule a home visit, call 448-4777 (City of Syracuse residents) or 435-2525 (Noncity residents).
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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. ContactDisability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation.1-888-5879203 STANDARD DESIGN AND CUSTOM BUILT POST FRAME STRUCTURES. Visit us online at www.cbstructuresinc.com 1-800-940-0192 ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic suppliesat NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful fingerpricking! Call 1-888-785-5398 HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. www.woodfordbros.com. â€œNot applicable in Queens countyâ€? (NYPA) TFN REPLACEMENT WINDOWS $179 Installed. Double-Hung Tilt-ins, Lifetime Warranty,Energy Star Tax Credit Available. Call Now! 1-866-272-7533 www.usacustomwindows.com LIFE INSURANCE, EASY TO QUALIFY, NO MEDICAL EXAMS. Purchase through 86.Fast acceptances. 1-800938-3439, x24; 1-516-938-3439, x24 FREE ADT-MONITORED HOME SECURITY SYSTEM & a $100 VISA gift card fromSecurity Choice. Find out how! Call today 1-877-402-1042 ANTIQUE SHOW / COLLECTIBLES, Sunday, March 20, 9:30am-3:00pm, over 30 vendors, Clute Park Community Center, Watkins Glen, NY. Sponsored byWatkins-Montour Rotary Club ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-201-8657 www.CenturaOnline.com (NYPA) TFN
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TRYING TO GET OUT OF DEBT? NO Obligation - Complimentary Consultation. $10K inCredit Card/Unsecured Debt. YOU Have Options!! NO Upfront Fee Resolution Programs!Call 1-800631-2404 REVERSE MORTGAGES -Draw all eligible cash out of your home & eliminate mortgagepayments FOREVER! For seniors 62 and older! Government insured. No credit/ incomerequirements. Free catalog. 1-888-660-3033. All Island Mortgagewww.allislandmortgage.com DO YOU EARN $800 IN A DAY? LOCAL ROUTE. 25 MACHINES/CANDY - $9995. INVESTMENT REQUIRED. 1-877-915-8222.
Household Items for sale: 1900â€™s school desk very good no rust $55, Pier One wicker chair $25 like new. Dresser $75 good con-dition, Moving-must sell. 655-9484.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram www.ubcf.info RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-468-5964 DONATE YOUR CAR, â€œFood on Wheelsâ€? Program, Family Relief Services, TaxDeduction. Receipt Given On-The-Spot, Any Condition, FREE TOW within 3 hrs.,1-800-364-5849, 1-877-44-MEALS. DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT OR REAL ESTATE. Fully tax deductible, IRS recognizedcharity, Free pick-up & Tow. Any model or condition. Help needy children. www.outreachcenter.com 1-800-596-4011 DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILDâ€™S LIFE! Timothy Hill Childrenâ€™s Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for over 30 years. Please Call 1-800-252-0561. Corvettes Wanted: 1953-1972 Any condition. competitive, professional. www.corvettebuyer.com 1-800-8503656
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)296-7093
Trouble Getting Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help if you Call Now! Discounts available on your new Acorn Stairlift, Please mention this ad. 877-896-8396 (NYPA) TFN BUSINESS LOANS- Business Lines of Credit. Contract Finance. Franchise Finance. SBA Loans. Accounts Receivable, Purchase Orders, Bridge loans. Call today for more information and options 888-906-4545. www.turnkeylenders.com (NYPA) TFN
TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED! : 2011 PAY RAISE! UP TO $.52 PER MILE! HOME WEEKENDS! EXCELLENT BENEFITS! NEW EQUIPMENT! HEARTLAND EXPRESS 1-800-441-4953. www. heartlandexpress.com (NYPA) TFN ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS $150$300/DAY depending on job requirements. Noexperience. All looks needed. 1-800-385-2392 A110 â€œAWESOME CAREERâ€? Government Postal Jobs! $17.80 - $59.00 hour Entry Level.No Experience Required / NOW HIRING! Green Card O.K. Call 1-866-477-4953 Ext 237 CDLA Training (Tractor Trailer) See the country, experience new challenges Learn to Earn $36-$45,000 avr 1st year (per grad employers) Conditional pre-hires (prior to training), financial aid, housing if qualified. National Tractor Trailer School Liverpool or Buffalo, NY Branch 1-888-243-9320 www.ntts.edu (NYPA) TFN Agency Opportunities Available NOW... Be an Allstate Agency Owner. No company out there offers a faster-to-market opportunity for success like Allstate. Join one of the most recognized brands in America. To find out how call 1-877-711-1015 or visit www.allstateagent.com (NYPA) TFN
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,.&!'#-*, '# FREE IBM Correcting Selectric Typewriter with supply of ribbons. Will donate to a local non-profit group. Needs to be picked up in Fayetteville. Call 315-637-5570 FOOSBALL TABLE- high quality. Excellent condition. Very Sturdy. $50.00 Call 635-3372. 2 AIR CONDITIONERS - Wall Units. Excellent condition. 6,000 BTU $50, 12,000 BTU $249 Whirlpool. 315440-6431 Weaving Loom, wood, 18 1/2â€? x 18 1/2.â€? Two shuttles. Already set up to start weaving. Very Good Condition. 315-655-9484 SAWMILLS- Band/Chainsaw- Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Build anything from furniture to homes. IN STOCK ready to ship. From $4090.00. www.NorwoodSawmills. com/300N 1-800-661-7747
(NYPA) TFN TV & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: 25â€? Color TV, VCR Player. Entertainment Center 50â€? wide, 54â€? high, 21â€? deep, 2 drawers, 2 cabi-nets, one with glass front. Asking $100. 378-4932.
).#"*/2 CASH NOW! Junk and Used Autos. Towed away for FREE! Call (315) 876-7016 Wanted: Old Fishing Tackle, Any Amount. Will Pay Cash. Please Call Jim at 635-6357. WANTED: Used American made guitars - Martin, Gibson, Fender, Guild, Gretsch, Epiphone and Fender tube amps. Call 315-727-4979.
/.*-*, '# 1994 GMC Jimmy w/4 new studded snow and summer tires. Good Condition. Florida vehicle. 207,000 Miles. A/C $975.00. 685-2345. NISSAN GXE SEDAN 1998 Sentra 62,000 miles. Auto, PW, PL, PM, tilt steer-ing, cruise control, AM/FM. Ruby Red Metallic Paint. New brakes & tires. $3995 OBO. MUST SELL TO SETTLE ESTATE! call 378-3162.
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DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING â€œCars for Kidsâ€? Any Condition. Tax Deductible Outreach Center 1-800521-7566
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Music Teacher w/ B.S. & M.S. Degrees & Years of Experience! $19.00 for 45 minutes. 635-3819.
Change in Motion Healing Arts
Individual Couples and Family Therapy
Jim Boeheimâ€™s Big Orange Basketball Camp
Realty USA FOR Sale sign â€“ Building For Sale
Komrowski Sugar House
Please no clothing, tvâ€™s, computers or large appliances. For more information, or help with getting items together call David France 447-7658.
Camp Tuition â€˘ Boarding Camper $535 Day Camper $365 â€˘ Extended Day Camper $435 &RQWDFW%DVNHWEDOO2IÂżFHRU 1-800-952-2675 â€˘ Website: www.suathletics.com
If you would like to donate to our garage sale please call David France at 447-7658 for pick up's.You may also drop off items at North Area Meals on Wheels the whole month of April from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
May 6th 2011 8am-5pm & May 7th 2011 8am-3pm
Directions: 7174 State Fair Blvd., Syr â€“ Seneca Knolls area on Rt. 48, Âź mile North of Farrell Rd.
Maple Syrup For Sale
North Area Meals on Wheels Garage & Bake Sale
Route 13 south, 3 miles from the lake turn left on Ballina, go 8/10 of a mile on left.
OFFICE CLOSING Office furniture â€“ exec desks, recpt decks, old metal desks, file cabinets, conference table, chairs, copier, telephone system, storage cabinets, leather sofa, oak table & chairs. Open House: 10-3 Sat & Sun 3/19-20 OR call 727-7200
Sparkle Cleaning Service
Fully Insured & References â€˘ 361-4881
2009 Ballina Road, Cazenovia Friday March 25, 4-8 p.m. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Specializing in fun, funky, furniture and accessories for your Home, Camp & Garden. From â€œShabby Chicâ€? to Elegant with everything in between. Cabinets, dressers, beds (every size) rugs, couches, tables, chairs, end tables, leather, wood, art, mirrors & accessories galore!
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Employment Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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nomical,â€? Kirk said. At the last second, Kirk came to village officials with an offer. For the village to tear it down wouldâ€™ve been complicated and expensive; itâ€™s attached to the building next door. â€œIt would have cost the village probably two or three hundred thousand dollars,â€? Kirk said. â€œTo make a long story short, I basically got a hell of a deal on the building.â€? Kirk said he bought the building first and then figured out what he wanted to do with it. So why open a smokinâ€™ barbecue? â€œWell you have to do something with the building, and in the village of Camillus, sales are tough â€Ś you canâ€™t just open up a building in the village and rent it out to letâ€™s say, a grocery store,â€? he said. A smokinâ€™ barbecue in Camillus, complete with NFL packages and busts of animals Kirk hunted himself in Wyoming, turned out to be a great idea with a clear niche. â€œItâ€™s a manâ€™s bar,â€? Kirk said. â€œNot that we donâ€™t want to sell to women.â€? Kirk said sales have doubled in the last two weeks. On Friday and Saturday nights itâ€™s been standing room only. â€œAll those tables downstairs are filled up, which is great, and we havenâ€™t even advertised,â€? he said. â€œIf we advertised we couldnâ€™t do it, people would be walking out the door.â€? Which is why he hopes to get the second floor â€” host to 20 to 30 tables, a dance floor and a space for bands to perform â€” open within two weeks. Kirk also bought the property next door, 57 Main St., which will hold around 25 tables, and in the summertime the newly constructed back porch will offer even more dining space â€” and live music. Krabby Kirkâ€™s Saloon has been catching the eye of villagers and passers by since the storefront was renovated. â€œItâ€™s rebuilt but itâ€™s to the original tone of the building from 1890, and we were subject to that with the Restore NY grant,â€? Kirk said. Kirk said village Mayor Michael Montero, who owns the String Corner at 69 Main St., worked with him to secure grant funding for the restoration of 55 Main St. Village officials continue to assist Kirk in securing community development grants for other projects in the village. In addition to 55 and 57 Main St., Kirk has purchased 74 and 75 Main Street with plans to renovate both. â€œWhen I get done, the fronts of the other buildings will look like something out of the 1800s,â€? he said. Kirk said village codes officer John Williams has been helped him keep everything in compliance. Montero, Williams and all the village trustees â€œhave bent over backwardsâ€? to get this project going, he said. Kirk has owned apartments in the village of Camillus for years, but this is his first restaurant. He said he couldnâ€™t have done it without the help of his friends in the restaurant business â€” especially Tom Mafrici, owner of Frankâ€™s Plank Road CafĂŠ in Cicero, who has been a mentor for him throughout the process. â€œIâ€™ve known Tom for years, and heâ€™s helped me out,â€? Kirk said. â€œYou canâ€™t go into this business blind. You have to have somebody to guide you through it.â€?
John Kenny, the head chef at Krabby Kirkâ€™s Saloon in Camillus, stands in front of the saloonâ€™s smoker, which he says can cook 85 racks of rib at a time, or â€œ250 pounds of different meats.â€? The smoker is cherry wood fired. Whatâ€™s on the menu, and whoâ€™s behind it Kirk compared the style of his restaurant to that of Dinosaur Barbecue in Syracuse. â€œEverything we serve here we make â€Ś and thatâ€™s why our food business has taken right off,â€? Kirk said. That includes the ribs, corned beef, pastrami, baked beans, and all the rubs and sauces. Of course, itâ€™s not just that the food is made on site, but how it gets prepared â€” and whoâ€™s in the kitchen. â€œWe smoke all our own meats, including brisket corn beef and pastrami,â€? said head chef John Kenny. â€œI donâ€™t know anyone who makes their own pastrami, itâ€™s kind of unique,â€? Kenny added. Like Kirk, Kenny grew up in Camillus, but heâ€™s traveled all over the world as a chef since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. In his 30 years of experience heâ€™s prepared food in New Orleans, Florida and Hawaii among other places. The menu at Krabby Kirkâ€™s is informed by his travels. â€œWhat weâ€™re aiming for is the southern style barbecue, but weâ€™ve taken a little bit from different barbecues,â€? he said. â€œSome of itâ€™s Memphis, some of itâ€™s Kansas City. Thereâ€™s a pretty good influence from the south, cause thatâ€™s where I felt more comfortable.â€? Kenny said heâ€™s partial to the Texas brisket, which gets smoked for 12 to 14 hours. The customers are showing their approval by coming back for more. â€œPeople love it, they really do,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m not just blowing smoke, either. People really love the food.â€? Kenny has help from sous chef Allan Watson, who heâ€™s worked with for around 7 years. â€œHeâ€™s a young guy,â€? Kenny said. â€œI just kind of brought him along.â€? Kenny got paired up with Kirk when a mutual friend thought theyâ€™d make a great team. So far, itâ€™s been a successful partnership. â€œThis place, Iâ€™ll be honest with you, I think working with Dick and working in this environment has kind of refueled my passion for cooking that I probably havenâ€™t had for a few years,â€? he said. â€œI give a lot of credit to Dick and [his wife] Mary for pretty much letting me do my thing and what I do best â€” theyâ€™ve been very supportive about it.â€? Whatâ€™s on tap Krabby Kirkâ€™s has 12 different beers on tap â€” everything from Pabst Blue Ribbon to the more expensive Caged
Alpha Monkey, an American East Coast IPA brewed in Honeoye Falls. â€œThatâ€™s 140 dollars a keg, and it turned out to be our best-seller, which shocked me,â€? Kirk said. â€œItâ€™s more expensive than Guinness. Of course, we still have Guinness.â€? Kirk is proud to serve the beer out of a state of the art cooling system installed by Onondaga Beverage. â€œWhen I say state of the art, our beer is cooled out of the cooler at 29 degrees,â€? Kirk said. â€œWhen you grab that glass, itâ€™s cold, I mean really cold,â€? which does two things, Kirk said. â€œIt eliminates bacteria in the line and it gives you a heck of a cold beer. When we have our lines cleaned, which is about every 2 weeks, the guy coming in, he wonders why we ever call him.â€? What brought him into town Kirk lives in Skaneateles, but he grew up in Camillus, and has had family in Camillus going back to 1840. His grandfather, William Kirk, was the mayor of Syracuse in 1880. â€œWhen I was a kid the village was a viable place, had a lot of nice businesses down here,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s a nice place, itâ€™s been going downhill ever since. So for me it was just a way I could put some money back into the community and maybe make it like it was yeas ago. And I think thatâ€™s gonna happen.â€? In the fall, Kirk acquired a permit to install a 3 by 7 foot programmable LED sign, which he plans to put on the side of 75 Main and use to advertise the saloon. â€œOf course weâ€™ll let the village use that sign for their functions, and anyone that lives in the village, weâ€™ll let them use it too,â€? he said. Kirk said according to numbers provided by Onondaga County, 10,000 cars come down that hill into the village every day. â€œSo when I put that sign up, 10,000 people a day will see that sign,â€? he said. â€œThat is the best advertising we could ever have. Weâ€™re on a heavily traveled road, we might as well utilize it.â€? Kirkâ€™s saloon is opening in a village that already has a few pubs in McNamaraâ€™s, the Greengate Inn and the Camillus Grill. He said itâ€™s not his intention to run them out of business. â€œItâ€™s gonna make the place a destination, just like downtown,â€? Kirk said. â€œOnce you get a whole bunch of businesses here, people are gonna come into the village in the summertime just to walk around.â€?
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age for our publications. Some slept in their cars. I took refuge at a friendâ€™s apartment. On April 1, Roman Catholic priests granted general absolution during Sunday mass. It was a rite usually restricted to war or other circumstances when it might be impossible for people to make confessions to priests. Area hospitals announced they would accept only emergency admissions, to clear beds in the event an evacuation is required. Three days later, Thornburgh went on TV and announced the crisis was over. An uneasy calm settled in quickly and the real questioning started into what happened. The problem, it turned out was a faulty valve which triggered misleading readings and resulted in a partial meltdown of the nuclear
This photo was taken by the late TV/radio reporter Sandy Starobin as he worked the phones in the Capitol newsroom.
ers, camera people, sound technicians and the like converged on the site. Within hours it became clear that no one in authority had a grip on what was going on inside the plant. Industry officials moved from a public position of â€œno problemâ€? to a minor problem that prompted a shutdown. No one believed the officials including the Republican governor of the state, Dick Thornburgh. He sought, and received, help from President Jimmy Carter. Those living around the area were put on notice that an evacuation might be necessary; people living nearby, especially pregnant women, were told to stay indoors. By the third day of misinformation and hysterical reports, an estimated one-quarter of the areaâ€™s 950,000 residents packed up what they could transport, withdew their savings from banks and fled the area. Rumors and rumors of rumors reverberated through the hundreds of news people who poured into the area, which prompted network TV types to be evacuated by helicopter because of fears the plant was about to explode. The foot soldiers, such as myself, slogged it out daily, working 18 to 20 hours a day churning out minute-to-minute cover-
The presence of the trooper, however, was a tip-off that news was about to be made. I drove to the TMI Welcome Center a short distance away and called my office, leaving word for someone to call Metropolitan Edison and get the story. I figured I was done with it. Retracing the route took me past the TMI gate again. Carloads of people were being driven off the island. It looked pretty much like an evacuation to me. I parked the car out of the troopersâ€™ vision and my colleague and I and scooted down a bank from which we could observe the island. With an almost whispered, kind of whooshing sound a wisp of white rose skyward from what we were to learn was the containment building. The steam contained radiation spewed into the containment by a runaway nuclear reactor. There was an effort underway to relieve built-up pressure in the structure to prevent an explosion, I learned later. I headed for the Welcome Center pay phone, again. This was awfully wrong and I needed to get outside help to figure out what was going on. I wasnâ€™t the only newsman on the case, it turned out. Ten minutes later, the TMI juggernaut was on. A clog of TV vans and multiples of other report-
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STILL, IT DOESN’T COMPARE TO HOLDING ONE OF OUR TABLES. Reserve a table now, and savor the very best locally farmed, French Steakhouse cuisine— including traditional bistro fare, spa plates and In-House dry aged beef. en fr
d i n i n g At the very beginning of our life comes the best of all simple and necessary pleasures: a smile, a warm embrace and some food. The Dining Room at Mirbeau, is inspired by Finger Lakes Regional farm products and the desire to enjoy eating well balanced, artfully & thoughtfully prepared foods that nourish our soul and sense of “Joie de Vivre.” We seek out the best our local farmers have to offer, find the freshest seafood and our specially selected New York State Beef. Thank you for supporting nearby sustainable agriculture. Merci!
Raw Bar and Seafood Starters Capon Magro $12 for one person $22 for two lobster & jumbo shrimp tossed with capers, beets, carrots & eggs, smoked paprika lump crab crostini Fried Calamari spicy remoulade
Hawaiian inspired tuna tartar with ginger, red onion, sweet soy marinade, wasabi cream
Today’s Oysters $3 each Oysters ‘John D.’ $12
crispy blue corn crusted oysters over housemade sausage and baked spinach tower, topped with hollandaise
$12 jumbo lump ‘Maryland style’
Soups, Salads Appetizers French Onion Soup Gratinée $7 Mirbeau’s interpetation of the french classic
Wedge Salad $9 crisp iceberg, tomato, green onion, bacon & bleu cheese
Soup du Jour $ varies Carpaccio of NY State Beef
Savory Local Goat Cheese Crème Brulee
Artisinal Cheeses $12 for one person $16 for two hand selected farmhouse and small producer international cheeses served with our housemade jams & marmalades
topped with caramelized apples
$12 paper thin rare tenderloin, arugula, parmesan, balsamic drizzle
$12 sauteed in garlic cream over puff pastry
$19 the classic made tableside for two
Roasted Beet Salad
$10 smoked bacon, local goat cheese, greens & horseradish vinaigrette
House Made Gnocchi-Appetizer $9
with chef’s sauce of the day
Entrées Chef’s Creations Veal Oscar $32 breaded veal cutlets topped with asparagus, lump crabmeat and béarnaise Lamb Shank
$19 with rich gravy, mashed potatoes and julienned vegetables
Venison Tenderloin $29 potato galette and wild mushroom ragout Canard aux Framboises
$26 confit Hudson Valley duck leg and seared duck breast herbed polenta and raspberry compote
House Made Gnocchi-Entrée with chef’s sauce of the day
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Spa Inspired Plates Moroccan Style Local Free Range Chicken
chili-coriander-cumin spice rubbed half chicken, jasmine rice and apple chutney
Crazy Water $22 shrimp, clams and white fish roasted ‘aqua pazza’ style: olives, herbs, potato, tomato, lemon, white wine and olive oil Seasonal Grains
$19 healthy vegetarian composition, complete with a complex protein and dairy-free upon request
$17 ‘Big Night’ inspired vegetarian ‘lasagne’ with ricotta cheese, peppers, basil, spinach, onions and roasted tomato sauce
starter OR side $12; entrée $28
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