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My prep for spring The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Spring Jennifer seems to finally be here! So is my annual affliction: Spring fever. I no longer want to wear pants that are Momsense longer than just below the knee and skirts and dresses are much more appealing to me than usual workplace attire, so I am busily sorting through my clothes, attempting to determine what purchases need to be made in order to round out my spring/summer togs. I always find it interesting that many of my favorites from last spring are no longer as appealing - retailers must be banking on this, if the inventory of stores is anything to go by. It seems all of the apparel departments are full of swim gear, shorts, tank tops, T-shirts, sundresses and the like. So, what annual purchases are must-haves for your family’s summer wardrobe? See page 12 for some suggestions for your spouse and yourself. Another ritual for me with the dawn of warmer weather is a beauty regimen in order to update my look now that the gloomier days of winter are over. It may seem silly, but highlights in my hair just seem to reflect the lightness of spirit I embrace in the spring. And don’t forget that it’s sandal season! Why not head out to somewhere like Innovations Salon & Spa (see ad on this page) and get a pedicure in one of the hot colors of the season? It’s nice to have a manicure because the salon makes sure your foot, from the tip of your toe to the back of your heel, is soft and healthy looking, suitable for showing off some of the amazing footwear available in stores at this time of year. I also will head in for a manicure, although that is a year-round must for me, since I am too lazy and don’t have time to keep up with my nails myself. I always get a French manicure, which goes with everything, but there are plenty of great options for color – from neon brights to soft pastels to stark black – with which to make your own statement. If you want a glow, there are, of course, tanning salons, with standup booths all the rage or, for those concerned about the toll of tanning rays on the skin, a spray tan or self tanners are a healthier option. There’s nothing like driving around with the windows down and a song on the radio and in your heart. This spring, I’ll be ready.

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RV travel: Affordable family fun Camping World’s RV savings event is April 25-29 at the NYS Fairgrounds

The Camping World management team welcomes you to their RV savings event. From left are Michael Whiteman, general manager, Michael Fleming, business manager, Mark Topor, sales manager, Peter Viviani, business manager, and Tim Wharton, service manager. Camping World RV Sales in Syracuse welcomes you to their RV savings event, April 25 through 29 at the NYS Fairgrounds with free parking and admission. Save on more than 300 new and pre-owned RVs. Pre-owned RVs start at $3,995. Free lunch on the weekends while supplies last. They take anything in trade. New travel trailers start at $13,995 and new motor homes starts at $69,996. Don’t miss this big RV event April 25through 29 at the NYS Fairgrounds. Call 888-488-2325 for more information. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Learn more at campingworldofsyracuse.com.

There are plenty of parks right in CNY that offer campgrounds, as well as parks that are close to the area.

Day trippin’ Tons of fun in one day

Spend a day at the zoo

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is home to more than 700 animals and offers unique viewing opportunities for its guests. Stroll through the zoo, and visit everything from lions, monkeys, birds, fish and turtles. Or take a walk outside along the zoo’s half-mile path. On your way you’ll encounter birds on the main pond and in several exhibits, along with wolves, bears, red pandas and penguins on exhibit. The Domestic Animal Barn features typical farm animals and don’t forget to visit the elephants!

What: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place, Syracuse Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day Cost: Free for children 2 and under; $4 for children 3-18; $8 for adults; $5 for seniors 62 and over Information: 435-8511 or rosamondgiffordzoo.org


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Liverpool resident Jeffrey Merola wears many hats – he is a teacher at Webster Elementary in the Syracuse City School District who has coached high school football for the past 18 years - 16 at Solvay and the past two at the Institute of Technology in Syracuse. He’s husband to Lori Merola and father to Megan, 10, and Merino, 6. One hat he has worn over the years has added the title of author to his resume. That hat can be found in many varieties today, but the most classic version is all black with an impossibly round ear sprouting from either side. That’s right, that American icon, Mickey Mouse, and his east coast home, Walt Disney World, having captured Merola with their magic, have now been captured by the author on the pages of his book The Busy Family’s Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2012,” recently released on Kindle and in print.

CNY travel agent experiences Disney magic firsthand Sharon Barnes from Travel Leaders, Bayberry Plaza, was among more than 500 topproducing travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered onboard the new Disney Cruise ship “Disney Fantasy” for the 2012 Disney’s EarMarked Conference – a program especially designed for agencies with the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” designation. As a conference delegate, Barnes was one of the first to experience the exciting features that are part of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship. Barnes also heard from key Disney leaders and learned what’s new and what’s next for their clients at Disney vacation destinations. Travel Leaders has been in business in Liverpool for 15 years, and has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on its strong support in selling Disney vacations. Their expertise includes the Disneyland Resorts, the Walt Disney World Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Many travel counselors at Travel Leaders – Bayberry Plaza have received extensive training on Disney theme parks, resorts, cruises, vacations packages and more, and can provide the utmost in professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations. In fact, one reason the agency has been designated an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” is that at least half of its leisure travel counselors have completed Disney Destinations Genius online training courses, which are in depth, comprehensive programs that allows agents to develop their expertise in planning Disney vacations. What is “Adventures By Disney?” Call 622-2040 for more details.


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Explore, climb and ... fly? at Howe Caverns E

ach tour of Howe Caverns starts with a descent deep into the earth to the cool, damp air of the cave below. Visitors to the caverns, located at 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, near Cooperstown. ride in an elevator until the doors open 156 feet below the earth’s surface. So begins your journey in the caverns, located through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive howecaverns.com boulders, to a subterranean Howe Caverns’ famous pipe organ formation. riverbed carved over countless millennia. The path twists and turns ever downward to the glassy surface of an underground lake that trails off into the absolute darkness of the cave’s Eastern Terminus. Learn about the magnificent limestone formations, the stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone, and the tremendous conservation effort underway to protect and preserve Howe Caverns for future generations. Not everything to do at Howe Caverns is 156 feet underground. You’ll find gemstone mining and geode cutting at the Howe Caverns Mining Company, dining in the cafe, assorted candy, homemade fudge, truffles and Starbucks Coffee in the Sweet Shop, gifts and souvenirs in the Gift Shop and AAA-rated accommodations at the Howe Caverns Motel. Nearby, there’s the Cave House Museum, Gobbler’s Knob, Iroquois Indian Museum, Secret Caverns and much more.

Howe High Adventure

The Zip Line and Ropes Course is set to reopen May 1, weather permitting. Howe Cavern’s Four-Tower Zip Line is 950 feet long, is divided into four sections and takes riders for a beautiful view suspended up to 40 feet in the air. Tickets for the Zip Line are $15. The Sky Trail Ropes Course lets visitors go through a series of surprising and increasing challenging activities. Suitable for all ages, ticket price is $10. A combo ticket for the both activities is available for $23. Planned for sometime in 2012 at Howe Caverns are a 26-foot rock climbing wall, an Air Jumper with an inflatable pad that allows participants to spring up to 18 feet in the air, H2OGOTM, with participants sent downhill with a 12-foot inflatable ball and 20 gallons of water for a 1,100-foot wet and wild ride. Under construction is Howe Cavern’s Outdoor, which willl be available for birthdays, parties, weddings, company outings and other special events. Also under construction is an all-new expanded Howe Caverns Mining Company. For more information call (518)296-8900 or visit howecaverns.com.

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‘Tackle’ CNY’s fishing holes

Fishing access point opens on Nine Mile Creek By Amanda Seef A public access point along Nine Mile Creek was filled by local fisherman in the first week of trout season. The location on Airport Road in Camillus runs along the creek, offering a stairwell and trails to access the creek about a mile north of Amboy dam. “Before, it wasn’t easy having to hike through the woods with fishing poles,” said North Syracuse fisherman Chris Daniszewski. He and his cousin, Robert Precourt, of Solvay, were checking out the site for the first time Monday. It opened along with trout season on Sunday, April 1. “We try out a lot of spots on Nine Mile, but we haven’t had a lot of luck,” said Precourt. “This looks a little better around here.” The point is located on property owned by Honeywell, the company who is spear-heading the Onondaga Lake cleanup project, and is one of two that Honeywell has opened. The second is on Onondaga Creek in the Tully Valley. The community helped design the points, allowing for safe parking and access to the creek. Honeywell and the state Department of Environmental Conservation worked together in the fall to hold meetings where local groups could suggest ways to improve access, enhance safety and provide for a better fishing experience. “Nine Mile Creek is recognized as one of the best trout fishing streams in this region,” said David Tarr from the Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “Providing public access in these unique locations will offer a better fishing experience and help provide an opportunity to educate younger generations

about conserving fish habitats.” The Nine Mile Creek Conservation Council has helped design a trail to connect a forthcoming dock to the parking area. The new dock will allow for launching of canoes and kayaks on Nine Mile Creek. “Providing public fishing access on Nine Mile and Onondaga Creeks Amanda Seef Photos reflects Honeywell’s commitment to involving local community members TOP: Men fish in the area of the Amboy throughout the Onondaga Lake dam on Nine Mile Creek. About a mile cleanup,” said Stephen Wowelko, downstream, the DEC worked with Honpresident of the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. eywell to open a public access site to the “Sportsmen have long wanted ac- creek. ABOVE: Robert Precourt, of Solvay, cess to these creeks for fishing and baits a hook as he sets out to catch some other outdoor recreational activities, trout on Nine Mile Creek. and now that vision is turning into a reality.” This summer, work will begin to fix forested wetlands, enhance stream conditions for fish spawning and migration, and to improve habitat conditions in the area of Nine Mile Creek closest to Onondaga Lake. Nine Mile Creek runs north from Otisco Lake into Onondaga Lake.


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Go where the fish are

It’s no wonder that Nine Mile Creek gets the most traffic of the many trout streams around Central New York: it’s full of fish! Whether you’re a trout enthusiast or new to the sport, knowing where the fish are is a key to success. Each spring, the state Department of Environmental Conservation stocks tens of thousands of trout in area streams. The vast majority of the stocked fish are 8 to 9 inches long, but the DEC also stocks a number of 12 to 15 inchers in local waters. That’s a catch that can make your day! Below is a list of the top five most heavily-stocked streams in the greater Syracuse area.

1. Nine Mile Creek (Marcellus, Camillus)

4. Butternut Creek (Jamesville, DeWitt)

2. Chittenango Creek (Cazenovia, Chittenango)

5. Skaneateles Creek

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16,680 trout (2,160 between 12 and 15 inches)

8,025 trout (1,925 between 12 and 15 inches) 3,015 trout

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Fish Carpenter’s Brook

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery has been busy gearing up for trout fishing season and County Executive Joanie Mahoney is pleased to announce the return of the popular Public Fishing program. Families and individuals can now enjoy a morning of fishing at the facility. Sessions will be offered each Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., through May 26. The cost to fish is $5 per person with bait, rods and reels provided. Reservations are required by calling 451-6249. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, an Onondaga County Park, is located on Route 321 in Elbridge. For more information, call 689-9367 or visit OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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The opening day of trout season, which for Central New Yorkers signals that spring has arrived, came on April 1. The season lasts through Oct. 15 in most places, but is open longer than that North of Route 20 in many area streams. But for many of the big game fish, the season starts on the first Saturday of May (this year it’s May 5). That’s when it becomes legal to catch and keep northern pike, muskies, pickerel, and that staple of Oneida Lake, the walleye pike. If you head up to the shores of Oneida Lake on opening day, you won’t have to look hard to find a pancake breakfast or fish fry celebrating the day. Bass season for both large mouths and small mouths opens on the third Saturday in June (June 16). Although fishermen can catch and release bass before that date, if you do fish for bass in the spring, try to steer clear of their spawning beds so they can continue to make little bass that will make future seasons fruitful.

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able raft zone and a floating raft in the deep water area. The park also offers boat rentals, horseshoes, volleyball, disc golf and trails. 4355252; onondagacountyparks.com/ jamesville-beach-park

entral New York has plenty of beautiful parks, full of trails, wildlife and activities. Some highlights:

Beaver Lake Nature Center

One of Onondaga County parks, offers more than 400 annual programs, 200 species of birds and 800 varieties of plants. Located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519; onondagacountyparks. com/beaver-lake-nature-center

Chittenango State Park

With a towering 167-foot waterfall park activities include fishing, hiking and picnicking. Located at 2300 Rathbun Road, Cazenovia; nysparks.com.

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A geologic wonder of the last ice age and botanist’s paradise, the park includes rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Located at 6105 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville; nysparks.com.

Green Lake State Park

Green Lakes State Park’s outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. There’s a swimming area with sandy beach, playground, hiking trails and campground. Located at 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville; 637-6111; nysparks.com.

Highland/Spafford Forest

With over 20 miles of trails, this park features more than six square miles of rugged forest terrain and a self-guided nature trail. Located at 1254 Highland Forest Road, Fabius; 683-5550; onondagacountyparks. com/highland-forest.

Jamesville Beach Park

The beach features lifeguarded waterfront, a 3,000 square foot inflat-

Onondaga Lake Park

This Liverpool park has activities every day of the year, with the best paved, vehicle -free trails in the region. Site of many sporting competitions and festivals, there are seven miles of shoreline suitable for family picnics, including developed areas in Willow Bay and Cold Springs. Other activities and services available include archery, boat rentals, marina and launch, the Butterfly Garden of HOPE, fishing, a skatepark, playground and dog park. 453-6712; onondagacountyparks.com/onondaga-lake-park.

Otisco Lake Park

This three-acre site includes shoreline commemorative benches, evergreens, and hundreds of feet of fishing access. Located in Marietta; 689-9367; http://onondagacountyparks.com/otisco-lake-park.

Pratt’s Falls

With scenic trails leading to a 137-foot waterfall, this Manlius park is popular for archery and picnics. 435-5252; onondagacountyparks.com/ pratt-s-falls-park.

Verona Beach State Park

Verona Beach State Park, located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is a picnicker’s and camper’s delight.

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Protect your trees from a deadly pest

For local ash trees, the arrival of a devastating pest in Western and parts of Central New York is very bad news. The Emerald Ash Borer has been an unwelcome guest in the United States for several years, but until recently it had not been found in our area. Unfortunately, all that’s changed and the beautiful ash trees that shade our neighborhoods and line our streets are now in danger. Recently, various media have shared the ramifications of The Emerald Ash Borer. Emerald Ash Borers on local ash trees. In their larval stage, these beetles bore into trees causing thinning of the tree canopy and branch dieback. While it is true that in most cases infested trees die after three to four years, residents should not give up hope for their trees. Significant research has and is currently being conducted to yield treatment options. In Michigan, where it’s suspected that the borer has been present for over ten years, a study by Michigan State University has proven that there are valid treatments. Tests indicate that although severely infested trees typically cannot be saved, attacks on healthy trees can be prevented. Locally, leading tree care provider Bartlett Tree Experts is working to preserve trees and help educate property owners on this pest. “It is extremely important that residents understand what this pest can do, how it spreads, and what can be done to prevent loss of this important component of our urban forest,” said Mike Gorham of Bartlett’s office in Syracuse. According to Gorham, scientists have developed specific treatment recommendations for managing this pest. In fact, Bartlett offices in other states with Emerald Ash Borer have already implemented these recommendations and are successfully preserving trees. Periodic inspections, prompt removal of infested trees and annual treatments with the appropriate insecticides are just part of this success. Gorham, a Board Certified Master Arborist, urges property owners to remember that each tree is different and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. “In many ways, trees are like humans and pets. Each tree responds differently to stressors and the prescribed treatments,” said Gorham. “By assessing trees individually, we can determine how to best treat them. Or, if removal is the only option, we can do so in a way to help protect other trees on the property from the same fate.”

Day trippin’ Tons of fun in one day

Fun that’s for the birds The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlant i c F ly w ay. Featured are walking trails, obesrvation areas and a three-mile wildlife drive featuring great birding and photography opportunities. You may also see turtles, muskrat, beaver, white-tailed deer and red fox. At the Visitor Center, view exhibits and taxidermy specimens, learn about the refuge and what lives here. Volunteers are on-hand to help orient you to trails, observations areas and current goings-on. The refuge is located at the north end of Cayuga Lake, 35 miles west of Syracuse; fws. gov/refuge/Montezuma/.

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Spring must-haves Syracuse Chiefs New Era 59Fifty MiLB hat; $33.99, lids.com.

Men’s Oakley Polarized Half Jacket 2.0 sunglasses; $180, oakley.com.

Men’s linen blend roll sleeve shirt in butter; $29.94, oldnavy.gap.com.

Women’s chiffon tie front maxi dress in anjou pear; $39.94, oldnavy.gap.com.

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $34, sephora.com. Vera Bradley Carry It All Wristlet in Lime’s Up; $42, verabradley.com.

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Don’t forget the festivals North Syracuse Family Festival, May 26

The North Syracuse Family Festival is a free event held on Saturday May 26 in Lonergan Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment, kid friendly inflatables, crafters and the drawing of the winning ticket. Music by Tom Gilbo and the Blue Suedes, The Skaneateles Band opening the festivities, Recognition of our military, crafters in abundance, food of every type, dunk tank, inflatable games for the youngsters, caricature artist, Child ID safety program, face painting, door prizes, raffles and so much more. Welch & Co. Jewelers, 513 South Main St. (Route 11), North Syracuse has donated a black and white, Murano glass and sterling 18-inch necklace and earring ensemble handmade in Italy, a $336 value, to the North Syracuse Family Festival. You may support the festival and win, too. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 available from any committee member, Festival Chair Charlotte at 315-458-0375 or Pat Fergerson at 458-1970.

Taste of Syracuse, June 1-2

Headlining the main stage for the Taste of Syracuse will be southern rock band .38 Special. The band will perform June 2 on the stage in the parking lot on South Franklin Street, adjoining Washington Street. In addition, Blues, Brews and BBQ will become part of the event this year. Headlining the event will be blues guitarist Duke Robillard, along with The Shakedown, featuring guitarist Tyler Bryant. Blues, Brews and BBQ will run 1 to 7 p.m. June 2 on the main stage. Admission is free for the June 1 and 2 event. Music will run on three stages both days.

Jamesville Balloon Fest, June 8-10

The Jamesville Balloon Fest returns June 8, 9 and 10 to Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features non-stop musical entertainment with national acts — Fabulous Thunderbirds, Night Ranger and Orleans — and top local music groups (check website for complete schedule), along with more than two dozen special shape and hot air balloons, an arts and crafts fair, amusement rides, food and beverages. Balloon Flight Times: Friday 6-7:30pm Friday; Saturday & Sunday 6am & 6-7:30pm; Balloon Glow - Friday at 9pm; Entertainment/Music Hours: Friday 7-10 p.m.; Saturday 2-10 p.m.; Sunday 1:30-8:45 p.m.

Polish Festival, June 8-10

The Polish Scholarship Fund, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization invites all to the Polish Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8, 9 and 10 in Clinton Square, Syracuse. The group’s mission is to provide financial assistance to talented students of Polish descent by organizing fundraising public events, which promote Polish culture, heritage, history and traditions. Featured at the event will be live entertainment and dancing, the crowning of Miss Polonia 2012, 10 scholarship awards, The Pole of the Year Award, Polish arts and crafts, books, food and beverage and children’s entertainment

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Polish dancers are part of the entertainment featured at the Polish Festival in Clinton Square.

M&T Jazz Fest, June 22-23

Headlined by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, the M&T Jazz Fest will be held Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at Jamesville Beach Park. Admission is free; bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor festival. For more information visit syracusejazzfest. com. Featured artists include:

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Harri Stojka, “A Tribute to Gypsy Swing,” 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cyrille Aimee, Featuring Diego Figueiredo, 5-6 p.m. Mingo Fishtrap, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gregory Porter, 8 - 9 p.m. Kenny G, 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.

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Louis H. Everding Main Stage: Harri Stojka, “A Tribute to Gypsy Swing,” 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, featuring legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, 5 - 6 p.m. Billy Vera Big Band, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Donovan - Troubadour, 8 - 9 p.m. The legendary Donovan Philips Leitch is British rock royalty.


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Yogi Bear…Family fun-close to you! Yogi Bear’s new Jumping Pillow is awesome for kids.

Jellystone Park marks 42nd year Open since 1970, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers fun activities for families wishing to “get away,” relax and enjoy being outdoors. Weekends from May 1 until the end of October are planned around a different theme. The recreation staff provides planned activities seven days a week

from June 25 until Labor Day Weekend. A typical day includes flag raising with Yogi Bear, wagon rides, crafts, field games and time with both Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Camping facilities include campsites, cabins and park trailers and are available by day, week, month or season. The large Ranger Station includes a game room, Cindy’s Kitchen See Jellystone Park on page 20


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guests — the Jumping Pillow — was installed. The camper response was truly awesome by all ages. Children, parents and grandparents could be observed bouncing on the pillow from opening until closing each day. The pillow is roughly 34 feet by 70 feet and can accommodate as

many as 45 people of varied ages and weights. Parents remarked that family members were tired at the end of the day. They were ready to relax by the campfire then get some rest to be ready for the Pillow the next day. Bouncing — fun and healthy exercise at the same time. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located at 601 County Route 16, Mexico. For more information call 963-7096 or visit jellystonecny.com. Propane is available year-round; call ahead. Store hours starting April 1 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family tubing at Jellytone Park is great fun for the whole family.

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serving meals and ice cream, a fully-stocked store for gifts, souvenirs, RV/camping supplies, hardware, groceries, tackle and live bait. Propane is sold by the pound or metered. The annual Jellystone Park Open House will be May 18 - 20. The park will be open on Saturday and Sunday for the general public to tour the park facilities. There will be wagon rides, children’s activities, games with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, a camper yard sale, crafters and entertainment. A great spring family fun day! In May one of the newer recreation phenomenons for camping

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ARISE at the farm Recreation for people of all abilities RISE at the Farm offers year-round recreation for people of all abilities, and this summer is no exception. With horseback riding, horse cart driving, accessible fishing, high and low ropes challenge courses, and a paved path for walking or cycling of all kinds, ARISE at the Farm offers something fun for everyone. Located at 1972 New Boston Road in Chittenango, ARISE at the Farm is a short drive from Syracuse and in the heart of Central New York. Horsemanship Camps encourage youth to learn how to ride horseback and also how to care for horses. Camps run Monday through Thursday and start on July 9. Therapeutic Riding takes place 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, in half-hour or hour sessions. People of all ages increase strength, mobility, and cognitive skills while having fun on horseback. There are some eligibility requirements for camps and riding sessions. The second annual ARISE and Ride at the Farm, a fun-filled family event, will be July 28. Participants can register to ride 10 or 25 miles through the Chittenango countryside, or join us for the Farm Festival that will run all afternoon. It’s the perfect time to see all that ARISE at the Farm has to offer. For more information or to sign up for activities, contact Laura Little, ARISE at the Farm Manager, at (315) 687-6727, little@ariseinc.org or visit ariseatthefarm.org. ARISE serves children and adults with disabilities through more than 50 programs and services in several broad areas including advocacy, employment, independent living supports, information and referral services, inclusive recreation programs, mental health services, and peer counseling. Programs are primarily based in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties, though some programs serve an 8-county region across Central and Northern New York. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY, and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius, NY.

Tons of fun in one day Visit the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie What: Waterway history lesson Blvd. E., Syracuse and climb aboard a replica canal boat, stroll the Locktender’s GarCost: free; $5 sugden, and discover what put Syracuse on the gested donation map. The Erie Canal Museum is housed in the National Registry 1850 Syracuse info: 471-0593, Weighlock Building, the only remaining eriecanalmuseum. org canal boat weigh station in America.

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Cheer on the Chiefs

Nothing says spring like a game at Alliance Bank Stadium

April April 18,6 p.m.,Pawtucket at Chiefs April 19,noon,Pawtucket at Chiefs April 20,7 p.m.,Buffalo at Chiefs April 21,2 p.m.,Buffalo at Chiefs April 22,2 p.m.,Buffalo at Chiefs April 24,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Rochester April 25,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Rochester April 26,11:35 a.m.,Chiefs at Rochester April 27,7 p.m.,Charlotte at Chief April 28,2 p.m.,Charlotte at Chiefs April 29,2 p.m.,Charlotte at Chiefs April 30,6 p.m.,Charlotte at Chiefs

May May 1,6:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Buffalo May 2,6:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Buffalo May 3,6:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Buffalo May 4,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Buffalo May 5,6:35 p.m.,Chiefs at Lehigh Valley May 6,1:35 p.m.,Chiefs at Lehigh Valley May 7,7 p.m.,Durham at Chiefs May 8,7 p.m.,Durham at Chiefs May 9,7 p.m.,Durham at Chiefs May 10,7 p.m.,Durham at Chiefs May 11,7 p.m.,Rochester at Chiefs May 12,2 p.m.,Rochester at Chiefs May 13,2 p.m.,Rochester at Chiefs May 14,12 p.m.,Rochester at Chiefs May 15,6:35 p.m.,Chiefs at Columbus May 16,6:35 p.m.,Chiefs at Columbus May 17,6:35 p.m.,Chiefs at Columbus May 18,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Columbus May 19,7 p.m.,Chiefs at Toledo May 20,2 p.m.,Chiefs at Toledo May 21,10:30 a.m.,Chiefs at Toledo May 22,10:30 a.m.,Chiefs at Toledo May 24, 7 p.m.,Columbus at Chiefs

Chiefs right-handed reliever Jeff Mandel throws one during the 2011 season. May 25,7 p.m.,Columbus at Chiefs May 26,7 p.m.,Columbus at Chiefs May 27,6:30 PM,Columbus at Chiefs May 28,4:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Louisville May 29,11:05 a.m.,Chiefs at Louisville May 30,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Louisville May 31,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Louisville

June June 1,7:15 p.m.,Chiefs at Indianapolis June 2,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Indianapolis June 3,1:15 p.m.,Chiefs at Indianapolis June 4,7:05 p.m.,Chiefs at Indianapolis June 5,7 p.m.,Louisville at Chiefs June 6,7 p.m.,Louisville at Chiefs June 7,7 p.m.,Louisville at Chiefs June 8,7 p.m.,Louisville at Chiefs June 9,7 p.m.,Lehigh Valley at Chiefs June 10,5 p.m.,Lehigh Valley at Chiefs

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Places to eat in CNY with a water view Sackets Harbor Brewing Company

Sackets Harbor Brewing Company operates one of New York State’s oldest continuing microbreweries, featuring both a working brewery and dining establishment. Located in historic Sackets Harbor, and situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, the brewery and brew pub occupy the former New York Central Railroad Station building, which retains most of its original detail. The dining room and outside deck boast expansive views of the lake and sunsets. The five-star gastropub and restaurant offer upscale pub fare and fine dining that is paired with a rotating selection of over thirty original craft beers brewed on-site including their multi-award winning Thousand Islands Pale Ale and War of 1812 Amber Ale. Restaurant Hours Monday through Friday: 5 - 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: noon - 10 p.m. Late Night Pub Fare is available Thursday through Saturday from10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Located at 212 West Main St. in Sackets Harbor, call 646-2739 for reservations. For more information visit sacketsharborbrewpub. com,

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Get ‘tee’d off’ in CNY

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Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers one of the area’s sternest tests. See page 25 for a list of nine holes that are fun, pretty and, at times, challenging.


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Nine great holes found in CNY Seven Oaks - No.1

Par 4 – 335/405/433 It may not be the signature hole, but the first at Seven Oaks provides as stiff a challenge as any hole on the course. With the campus as a backdrop, a good tee shot to the landing area in front of the creek leaves an uphill second shot to a well-bunkered green with a lateral hazard looming on the left. The green slopes severely in the front, up to a large plateau in the back. A par will make even the best golfer smile … until he realizes there are 17 more challenges ahead.

Camillus Country Club - No.14

Par 5 – 420/494/502 At 500 or so yards, with little bunkering and no water, accomplished golfers will look at this hole as a birdie opportunity. But while birdies can be had, so can snowmen. More of a semi-circle than a dogleg, woods on both sides find more than their fair share of errant shots, and any shot with a left-to-right tail on it will have the owner reaching into their pocket for

another ball. The hole culminates in a long, narrow green that looks pool table flat, but has subtle, unrecognizable breaks. Members at the course often play the hole with three mid-irons, and happily walk away with par.

Radisson Greens - No. 3

Par 5 – 437/514/578 The third at Radisson regularly makes lists of the area’s top holes, and for good reason. This three-shot par-5 offers multiple challenges to low- and high-handicappers alike. The tee shot comes out of a wooded shoot down to a landing area in front of a large pond – but don’t go too far, or you’ll be penalized before you even get started. From there, the second shot is a lay up to a fairway that gets narrower the more you try to bite off. If you manage the first two shots unscathed, you have a short iron over the edge of the pond to a small, sloping target. Good luck.

Green Lakes - No. 1

Par 4 – 395/363/355 The first hole at Green Lakes isn’t the best hole on the course. It doesn’t provide the stiffest challenge or the most unique experience. What it does provide is the best view. Waiting for your round to get underway at this beautiful spot doesn’t seem like a wait at all. The

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hole cascades down the side of a steep hill to an undulating fairway, leaving a short iron to a bowl shaped green. But it’s the vistas from the tee box that you’ll remember.

Erie Village - No. 16

Par 4 – 294/275/203 No guts, no glory. This tiny little hole is one of the best short par-4s in Central New York. The hole can be played around the water with a long iron and wedge, or straight across the pond to the smallish green with a driver. The carry from the back tees is less than 260 yards, so it’s drivable for advanced players, but danger lurks on all sides. So what’s it gonna be? Lay up, and work for a par, or bang one over the hazard and make a birdie? Like I said … no guts, no glory.

Lafayette Hills Golf & CC - No. 9

Par 4 – 384/374/293 Although short by comparison with many th of the par-4s at Lafayette, the 9 is one of the most challenging, with an awkward tee shot to a landing area in between trees on the right and some ball gobbling bushes on the left. A good tee shot leaves a mid-iron approach straight up the hill to a green that slopes steeply from back to front. Don’t go long of this pin, or you’ll be putting for a while. See Nine great on page 26

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Timber Banks - No. 2

Par 5 – 558/514/405 It took a lot of imagination for Jack Nicklaus’ team to carve this hole out of the woods and fields hard by the Seneca River. Like many holes on this tricky course, it is protected by the three Ws: woods, waste areas and water. Target golf at its finest, you may end up hitting driver, 8-iron, 7-iron and be in good shape. But Timber Banks is known for greens that play tricks, and the second is no exception, with a massive swale in the middle of the green that can send balls skipping off in any direction to the collection areas beside the green. Playing it safe is usually the way to go, but on this hole, playing it safe is hard.

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Timber Banks- getting into the swing of things Another golf season is upon us and finally we can say that it is here early! The weather last month brought out Central New York golfers in masses to courses all across Onondaga County and Timber Banks was no different. “We could see a record number of rounds this year” says Timber Banks General Manager, Perry Noun III. “With the extreme warm temps, we have seen players we usually do not see until mid May. Now, everyone is thinking golf.” Not only could we see a record number of rounds in Syracuse this year but the golf course conditions should be better as well. The Superintendent at Timber Banks Kyle Erdige uttered similar remarks, “The grass has started to grow early this year. This gives us the See Timber Banks on page 27

Foxfire at Village Green - No. 3

Par 3 – 180/155/133 Pick your poison. It’s picturesque from the tee, but don’t let that fool you. If you protect too much from the woods on the right, you’ll pull it into the water on the left. If that water gives you a chill, you might over compensate and send one into the bushes. And if you hit it straight at the pin, make sure you don’t go long, as that’s dead as well. Maybe it’s better just to stand up on the tee, enjoy the view and let your partner go first.

Conklin Players Club - No. 8

Par 4 – 420/360/300 How much do you want to chew off? The tee shot on this treacherous test of golf goes across the edge of a large lagoon to a fairway that works away from you and to the right. If you bite off too much, you’ll be hitting your third from the drop zone. Bite off too little and you’ll be out of reach for your second shot. Hit the perfect drive and you’re still left with a treacherous second shot to a green that cozies up to the other end of the pond. Although Conklin is a bit of a drive from Syracuse, tests like these make it worth the trip.


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The momentum is also building for the Timber Banks Wedding & Banquet Center. 2011 was a busy year for the newest banquet facility in Central New York and 2012 is looking even better. The Wedding & Special Events Coordinator at Timber Banks- Angela Pudney said “With the bookings we already have for 2012 we are going to see exponential growth on this side of the business. It is exciting to be a part of something so unique and special.” Angela has already booked several weddings for 2012 and according to her, dates for 2013 are going fast. General Manager- Perry Noun III said “We have the premier outdoor venue in Central New York and combined with our ceremony site on the Seneca River as well as the photo opportunities on the golf course, we have a very special product.” The Timber Banks Golf Academy will be expanding as well. With Director of InstructionKevin Savage and Playing Professional- Jim Roy both returning, the buzz has started. Assistant Professional- Evan LaBarge will be back as well with our junior programs which include nd the 2 year that Timber Banks will host the US Kids Golf Camp. “Last year we were 1 of 6 facilities nationwide to host this program and we are excited to host it again this year” said Savage. The Academy will also have private and group lessons, corporate clinics, playing lessons and seminars available. For any questions visit the timber Banks web-site at timberbanks.com or call 6358800.

Golf gear

TaylorMade Rocketballz Driver

If you’ve watched any PGA tournaments this season, you’ve been inundated with ads for TaylorMade’s new RocketBallz line of drivers. There are a couple of models, but the club is fully-adjustable and starts at just under $300, on the low- to middle-end of high performance drivers. The bright white head takes a little getting used to, as does the name, but the early reviews are strong. RBZ drivers are available at many area sporting goods stories and pro shops.

FootJoy FJ Sport Anyone catching Rory McIlroy at the Masters might have caught his striking new footwear – the FJ Sport Color from FootJoy. The new FJ Sport features FootJoy’s ProofGuard membrane technology that provides superb waterproof protection, as well as breathability. No word on when the colored versions will be available on store shelves, but a number of other, more conservative, styles are available at stores around Central New York for between $129 and $149.

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opportunity to get out and start working ahead of schedule. The course will be in better shape than last year and it will get better, faster.” This will be a tall task for the folks at Timber Banks considering the conditions they have produced over the past few years. Timber Banks is not only making noise locally. Golfweek Magazine ranked them the 16th best new course in the country for 2011 as well as ranking them No.15 on the best courses in New York State. Impressive accolades for a facility that we are proud to have right here in Central New York! Among the various tournaments that Timber Banks will host this year is the local US Open Qualifier which will take place on May 15. The owner and developer, Gary Pooler is proud to have this event “It is a testament to all of the hard work that so many have put in over the past few years. I know that it will be a great event and all of the participants will be pleased with our golf course. I wish them all luck.” The success that the Timber Banks golf Club has had over the past few seasons is spilling over to the real estate side of the community as well. “We can see the real estate market turning around” says Gary Pooler, “I believe that 2012 is going to be a huge year for lot sales. Real estate markets are resilient and we are in a great position to capitalize.” @home Builders and Heritage Homes, the two builders at Timber Banks, offer a variety of homes from The Villa’s and patio homes to custom single family and estate homes. New models are now open so stop down to say hello.

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EXPLORE CNY events APRIL Navigating Successful Change. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Panera, 3401 W. Genesee St, Syracuse. CNY ASTD’s Change Management Special Interest Group will discuss key factors and share best practices and lessons learned. For info call 546ASTD (2783) or email info@cnyastd.org.

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Trail Tales Preschool age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. This program is free with admission. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519.

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GCACC Winter Farmers Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cazenovia American Legion Post 88, 26 Chenango St. Numerous vendors from the area display their goods for shoppers. Items include organic foods, artwork, plants, handmade goods.

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Featured chef from Zabroso’s in Sherrill, will conduct cooking demonstration at 11:30 a.m. A raffle will be held at noon. ‘Feel Good, Do Good.’ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango. A spa retreat to benefit veterans. Call 687-3300 to register. ‘Our Town’ performance. 8 to 9 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre of Cazenovia College, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. “Our Town� will be Cazenovia College’s 2012 Spring Show. For more info, contact theater operations manager Colleen Prossner at 655-7238 or cprossner@cazenovia.edu.

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‘Our Town’ performance. 2 to 3 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre of Cazenovia College, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. “Our Town� will be Cazenovia College’s 2012 Spring Show. For more info, contact theater operations manager Colleen Prossner at 655-7238 or cprossner@cazenovia.edu. Continued on page 30

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Wild Carp Week 2012 to decide U.S. champ Kickoff to be held May 19 at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville

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ild Carp Companies will present the Second Annual Wild Carp Week May 19-25 in Baldwinsville. Wild Carp Week once again features five carp angling tournaments in seven challenging days, and this year’s event will determine which carp angling professional is national champion. Wild Carp Week begins with a kick-off event on Baldwinsville’s Mercer Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The kickoff is free and open to the public. Here anglers will be able to register for events, eat, socialize and watch the Celebrity Carp Challenge. The Celebrity Carp Challenge will showcase local celebrities fishing as a team with local carp professionals and vying for the biggest carp caught during the event. All Mihai Aciu (left) and Bogdan Bucur (right) with Jason celebrity anglers will win cash prizes that will Bernhardt (center) during Wild Carp Week 2011. be awarded to the charity of their choice. The opening tournament, the Wild Carp will carry point values that combine to determine Classic, will showcase some of the world’s best the United States Carp angling champion. All Carp anglers competing as teams for 50 con- challenge events will be limited to the first 40 secutive hours. This grueling endurance event registered anglers. The Big Carp has produced over Challenge will test 125,000 lbs of carp the anglers’ ability to caught and released in target large Carp and five years of competiawards prizes on an tion. hourly basis. K-1 Baits’ The team of MiColin Peters won the hai Acui and Bogdan consecutive hours in Bucur dominated the 2011 with 32.3-pound 2011 field with 84 fish and 30.7-pound carp at more than 1,500 and looks to duplicate pounds. The pair will his success in 2012. be back in 2012 repreThe Big 4 Chalsenting Extreme Carp Igor Nitselskiy with a tournament-high 24 lb, 4 oz mirror lenge will test the anFishing and looking to carp that was caught from peg 3 at Lions Community Park glers’ ability to target repeat, a task that may in Baldwinsville during the 2011 Wild Carp Classic. large Carp, with prizes prove difficult with being awarded for the professional pairs the likes of Rafter/Terriah, cumulative weight of their four largest carp Eldridge/Sylar and Strache/Brooks to contend caught for the entire day. Extreme Carp Fishing’s with. Bogdan Bucur bested K-1 Baits’ John Bramley by The week’s remaining lineup consists of the just under 3 pounds in 2011 with 110.2 pounds. Big Carp Challenge, Big 4 Challenge and Total Weight Challenge. Last year these challenges functioned as standalone events, but in 2012 they

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Wild Carp Week schedule Saturday, May 19

Wild Carp Week Kick-off at Mercer Park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tournament Check-in, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Celebrity Carp Challenge, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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Wild Carp Classic peg draw, 7 a.m. Wild Carp Classic begins, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday, May 22

Wild Carp Classic concludes, 12 p.m. Angler Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Location T.B.D., 4 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

Wild Carp Big Carp Challenge, Location T.B.D., 6:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 24

Wild Carp Total Weight Challenge, Location T.B.D., 6:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, May 25

Wild Carp Big 4 Challenge, Onondaga Lake Park, 6:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wild Carp Week closing ceremony at The Red Mill Inn, 5 p.m.


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EXPLORE CNY events Live raptor demonstration At 3 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with a special opportunity for a close-up look at several live birds of prey from Wild Wings rehabilitation and education organization. The birds’ handlers will introduce the different types of raptors and how they are adapted to hunt and fly so skillfully. Tickets are $5 per person and should be purchased in advance. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519.

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Job search lecture 6 – 7 p.m. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Job search coach Katy Moses of Professionals Incorporated will talk about the many ways you can hit a home run with your search, whether you’re looking for employment or looking to change your career.

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Cazenovia College Chorale Spring Concert. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. Free and open to the public.

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 ‘Basic Training’ performance. 8 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St. , Cazenovia. Kahil Ashanti presents International comedy hit ‘Basic Training’. Adult content. Cost TBD. 655-7238.

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Film Fest 3 p.m. East Syracuse Free Library, 4990 James St. Featured film: Bolt. All film viewings are free and open to the public.

Dining Specials include: Tuesday: Children Eat Free 4-9pm with an adult dinner Wednesday: 50-cent chicken wings from 8-11 p.m. Thursday: Pizza and a pitcher for $16.99 Friday: Deep-fried fresh haddock with salad bar for $10.59 from 4-5 p.m.

 ‘Basic Training’ performance. 8 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. Kahil Ashanti presents International comedy hit ‘Basic Training’. Adult content. Cost TBD. 655-7238.

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General workday 9 a.m. to noon. Gage Center, Fayetteville. Help clean-up the property and prepare for later planting. This is the date to construct the east side swale to alleviate the drainage issue, with Al Byrne supervising. Rain date is May 5. Lands of the Bible Cruise info session 1 – 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2200 Valley Drive, Syracuse. Rev. Caroline Simmons, pastor of Collamer United Church and Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, and Donald Day, lay leader at Little Utica United Methodist Church, will lead a mission trip to Italy, Continued on next page From page 23

Sunday: Family brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; dinners and light fare menu from noon to 9 p.m. For more information call 699-2249 or visit borios.biz.

Lock 24 Restaurant

Lock 24 Restaurant, located at 33 Water St. in Baldwinsville, is a friendly, casual restau-

rant with lots of variety. Their outdoor seating has a wonderful view of the water, creating a laidback atmosphere for their guests. Known for both their seafood and prime rib, this restaurant is family friendly. For more information call 635-2794 or visit lock24restaurant.net.


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EXPLORE CNY events Turkey, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt in November. For more information, call Don at 598-6327 or visit littleuticaumc.org. ‘Basic Training’ performance. 8 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St. , Cazenovia. Kahil Ashanti presents International comedy hit ‘Basic Training’. Adult content. Cost TBD. 655-7238.

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Springtime in the Village 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cottage Designs, 25 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville. 638-1955.

Ongoing in April and May Monday morning bird walks

Visitors at Beaver Lake Nature Center Nature can join an expert birder to search for spring migrants and summer residents. Beginning at 8 a.m., these walks are great for both beginners and advanced birders. $2. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519. Beaver Lake amateur photography contest The Friends of Beaver Lake are sponsoring an amateur photo contest to capture the beauty and diversity of Beaver Lake Nature Center. Photograph entries must be taken at Beaver Lake Nature

Center and must be submitted by July 31. Entries will be judged for cash prizes in the following age categories: 11 and under, 12 to 17 years and 18 and over. $5 per entry. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519.

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Cazenovia Forum lecture 7 p.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St. Author Anne Kreamer will speak on workplace politics and considerations. Free and open to the public. 655-7238. First Friday Join the Skaneateles Community as they kick off First Friday for the 2012 season with a reception at the Barrow Art Gallery located in the Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. 6-9 p.m. 685 – 5135.

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Junk in your Truck sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lysander Town Hall parking lot. Open to first 31 people interested and who reserve a spot by paying fee. Call 635-5999. Planting day 10 a.m. to noon. Gage Center, Fayetteville. Help beautify the grounds for the season (annuals, some perennials like

hostas that can be easily moved and removed). Rain date is May 26.

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Mothers’ Day Garden Tour and Art Exhibit Held at Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or Shine. Advance tickets until 5/4 $5.00; After 5/4 & at the event $10.00; Credit cards accepted by calling 673-1450 baltimorewoods.org. Spring dance 7 to 11 p.m. Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio, Drivers Village, 5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero. Featuring the Susan Taylor Trio. $12 per person. Open to the public . Bring your own snacks. Beverages and desserts provided. 446-5707.

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Cazenovia Garden Club Plant Sale 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pavilion at Lakeside Park. Cindy Underriner, cindyunder@ yahoo.com. Buy Local Skaneateles Farmers Market Held at Austin Park Pavilion upper parking lot (Jordan St.) 3:30-6:30 p.m. Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc. For more information call Susan Greenfield Murphy at 727-9320. Every Thursday through Oct. 18 Continued on next page


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Lorenzo Mansion opens The historic mansion opens for tour season, Lorenzo Historical Site, 17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia; 655-3200.

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Gooseberry Fair: The Festival of Junque. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clay Town Hall, 4401 Route 31, Clay. Seeking vendors, vintage items, antique sales, old fabric, fiber arts, clothing, hats, jewelry, FreeCycle swaps, treasures, etc. Bring your own table or tent, sell from your trunk or blanket or just come, browse and search for treasure. Outdoor space available for $5. The outdoor space must be pre-reserved. Booking now. Antique appraiser on site; $1 each item. Free parking and free admission to event. Contact event coordinator Chrissy Clancy at 652-3800 ext. 137 or cclancy@townofclay.org for more information. Taste of B’ville 7 to 11 p.m., CNY Family Sports Centre, Jones Road, Van Buren. Call 638-0251.

Annual Plant & Herb Sale

At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday only raffles & food wil be offered. Free admission. Rain or shine, baltimorewoods.org. Architectural Walking Tour Of Cazenovia’s Historic Churches With Ted Bartlett and Jerry Munger, 10 a.m. – noon free, but pre-registration required. 655-3200.

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Cultural Landscape Workshop At Lorenzo, 17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia (in cooperation w/the Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of Museums)—fee/preregistration required; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 655-3200. Historic Preservation Talk Topic of the Friends of Lorenzo Historic Preservation Talk will be “Salamanders, Firedogs, Beehives and Cranes: Open Hearth Cooking and Brick Oven Baking” 7 p.m. at Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., 655-9322. Free.

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North Syracuse Family Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lonergan Park, North Syracuse. Free festival for all who wish to participate. Games, prizes, raffles and more. Call Charlotte LaPorte for more information at 458-0375.

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Sandbager series Beginning May 27 – Sept 10, “Sandbager”series of sailing races on Skaneateles Lake, starting one mile south of the Village. Visit skansailclub. com for exact dates.

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        Cazenovia Memorial Day Parade and observance At Memorial Park, with a Lion’s Club Duck Race on Chittenango Creek after the Memorial Day Parade.

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Baldwinsville Memorial Day Parade Routes 31 and 48 in the village, Baldwinsville. Followed by memorial ceremony in Riverview Cemetery (readings, music, salute, speeches from Grand Marshall and dignitaries). Skaneateles Memorial Day Parade. In honor of those who have sacrificed themselves for our freedom. Ceremonies are held at St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetary, Lakeview Cemetary and the Veteran’s Memorial in Clift Park. Parade starts at 9 AM (315) 685-7614.

ONGOING IN MAY Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday: Farmer’s Market at Memorial Park, Cazenovia Village Center.

Beaver Lake amateur photography contest The Friends of Beaver Lake are sponsoring an amateur photo contest to capture the beauty and diversity of Beaver Lake Nature Center. Photograph entries must be taken at Beaver Lake Nature Center and must be submitted by July 31. Entries will be judged for cash prizes in Continued on next page


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Oz-Stravaganza Village of Chittenango. Parade kicks off at 2 PM Saturday, June 2. Gregory Maguire, author of the Wicked series, will be Grand Marshal. Details of the events, guest lineup, and sponsorship opportunities are available online at oz-stravaganza. com or by calling 333-2286. New June Antique show All along Route 20 Scenic Byway and Madison Bouckville. For more information visit madisonbouckvilleantiqueweek. com.

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  CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’

All day. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238. Cicero Community Festival 5 to 11 p.m.. Sacred Heart Church, 8229 Brewerton Road, Continued on next page

Day trippin’ Tons of fun in one day

Make the MOST of your day

Stop by the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (The MOST) and enjoy an interactive experience. The whole family can journey through a giant replica of the human heart, climb around a five-story playhouse and then sit back to watch a movie on the 66-foot domed screen in the Bristol Omnitheater, the only IMAX dome theater located in Upstate New York (admission to the movie is extra.)

What: Day at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse Cost: Adults, $8; children 2-11 and seniors 65 and up, $7 info: 425-9068

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EXPLORE CNY events Cicero. 20th anniversary celebration. Community parade, live entertainment, craft and business show, fireworks, food and non-food vendors both days. Free admission on Saturday. For more details about the 2012 Festival, call 622-2249.

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Cicero Community Festival Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Sacred Heart Church, 8229 Brewerton Road, Cicero. 20th anniversary celebration. Community parade, live entertainment, craft and business show, fireworks, food and non-food vendors both days. Free admission on Saturday. For more details about the 2012 Festival, call 622-2249. 20th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend The annual event coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorated throughout the nation. For more infoormation visit civilwarweekend. sca-peterboro.org. Gage home lecture 1 p.m. Matilda Gage Center, Fayetteville. Landscape architect Michael Commisso is coming from Boston to give a talk about the history and vision of the landscaping at the Gage home. The center will celebrate the work done so far. Rain or shine. CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’ All day. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238.

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20th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend The annual event coincides with the Sesqui-

centennial of the Civil War commemorated throughout the nation. For more infoormation visit civilwarweekend.sca-peterboro.org.

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Caz Crusin’. 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. Every Wednesday night in Memorial Park. Come and see the display of Antique Cars. You can enter your own vehicle or just come and look. Sponsored by the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Caz Car Club. Free and open to the public.

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Friends of Lorenzo Garden Gala 6-8 p.m., 17 Rippleton Road Cazenovia. Fee/pre-registration required; 655-3200. CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’ 10 a.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238. What’s Blooming Tour Skaneateles Garden Club (SGC) presents “What’s Blooming”. The tour will feature seven gardens in and around the village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Cost: $20. A luncheon will be offered for an additional fee at the Skaneateles Country Club today only. Cost of the luncheon: $20. Proceeds will be placed in the SGC civic fund. Contact the Skaneateles Garden Club at P.O. Box 96, Skaneateles, NY 13152-0096.

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What’s Blooming Tour Skaneateles Garden Club (SGC) presents

“What’s Blooming”. The tour will feature seven gardens in and around the village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Cost: $20. Proceeds will be placed in the SGC civic fund. Contact the Skaneateles Garden Club at P.O. Box 96, Skaneateles, NY 13152-0096. CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’ 10 a.m. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238.

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Annual Pancake Breakfast The Rotary breakfast has been a tradition in Skaneateles for over 40 years. Support your local Rotary Club! Austin Park Pavilion, corner of Jordan and Austin St., Skaneateles. Advance tickets available from any Rotarian or Skaneateles Chamber Office. Serving 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Euro Car Show and Garden Art Show Held at Lorenzo Historical Site, Cazenovia, the annual EuroCar Show, sponsored by the MG Car Club of CNY, and the Dark Aisle Garden Art Show, sponsored by Cazenovia Arts, will take place on the grounds of Lorenzo, 17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia, 655-3200. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Golf outing Skaneateles Chamber/Lions Club annual Golf Outing, Golf, Dinner & Casino Extravaganza at Skaneateles Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information call 685-0552. Continued on next page

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Summer Arts & Craft Show and Sale.

Redhouse Shakespeare on the Front Lawn At Lorenzo, ,17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia, 655-3200. In the afternoon; details TBA.

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Marcellus-Skaneateles Art Guild (MSAG) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Activities for the kids, art, food, music. Marcellus Park, Platt Road and Route 175, Marcellus. For more information about the sale call 636-8775.

Concerts in Park at Lakeland Park

CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’ All day. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238.

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CNY Shakespeare presents ‘King Lear.’ All day. Catherine Cummings Theatre, located at 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia. 655-7238.

7-9 p.m., Cazenovia; villageofcazenovia.com/dept/parks.php.

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Concerts in Park at Lakeland Park 7-9 p.m., Cazenovia; villageofcazenovia.com/dept/parks.php. Concert in the Park Sponsored by SKARTS, Skaneateles. Entertainment TBD; .skarts.org.

Wild Carp Week

ONGOING IN JUNE

Farmer’s Market Every Saturday: Farmer’s Market at Memorial Park, Cazenovia Village Center. Beaver Lake amateur photography contest The Friends of Beaver Lake are sponsoring an amateur photo contest to capture the beauty and diversity of Beaver Lake Nature Center. Photograph entries must be taken at Beaver Lake Nature Center and must be submitted by July 31. Entries will be judged for cash prizes in the following age categories: 11 and under, 12 to 17 years and 18 and over. $5 per entry. Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville; 638-2519.

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Wild Carp Week concludes with the Total Weight Challenge, which will test the anglers’ ability to catch multiple Carp, with prizes awarded for the most overall weight of fish caught for the entire day. Mihai Acui dominated the 2011 competition with 224.12 pounds in 10 hours. Immediately following the conclusion of the Total Weight Challenge will be the crowning of the 2012 United States carp angling champion at a closing ceremony at The Red Mill Inn in Baldwinsville at 5 p.m. The registration deadline for all Wild Carp Week events is April 30, 2012. Registration forms will be available on the Wild Carp Companies website, wildcarpcompanies.com. Payments

are accepted via Paypal, credit card (by phone), check or money order. Registration forms may be mailed to Wild Carp Companies, PO Box 128, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. For more information about Wild Carp Week and online registration, please visit carpweek.com. Wild Carp Companies, of Baldwinsville, promotes catch and release Carp angling via educational demonstrations, angling lessons, tourism promotion, hosting fish-ins, tournaments and Wild Carp Clubs. Wild Carp Companies operates Wild Carp Clubs and tournaments in Indiana, Massachusettes, New York, Texas and Quebec, and is continually expanding.

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