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The Bantam Team (14 and under) won the New York State Central Section Championship on Sunday by beating the Syracuse Blazers 6-5 in double overtime. Coach John Miller praised the Bantam team’s heart and character for coming from behind to tie the game with 14 seconds left in regulation and eventually winning the game in the second sudden death overtime. The team moves on to the State Championships being held in Clifton Park, near Albany March 11to13. The Pee Wee Team (12 and under) also won the New York State Central Section Championship by beating the Syracuse Blazers 2-1. Coach Mike Major praised the team’s ability to hold off a relentless attack by the Blazers in the final period and for a total team effort in winning five games played in three days. The team is hosting the State Championships at the Allyn Arena in Skaneateles March 11to 13. This is a first for the Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association with both Pee Wee and Bantam teams winning the Sectionals in the same year.

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SYHA names local judge ‘Hockey Hero’ during annual celebration During Fire fight in Kunar Province Sgt. Blessing,center, covers his men with an M4 grenade launcher.

Bronze Blessings Skaneateles soldier and family engaged in battles By Dwayne Houghton Tour of Duty, Iraq, October 2008 In a split second of horrific thunder, the IED, Improvised Explosive Device exploded just as the humvee rolled over it. Instantly the air was a thick combination of road rubble and blinding dust. The force of the blast tore at the vehicle carrying Army Specialist and Skaneateles native Bill Blessing Jr. Blessing was in the humvee’s gun turret manning a .50 caliber machine gun when he realized the men outside were still in trouble. He jumped from the vehicle, exposing himself to enemy fire and assisted his fellow soldiers getting them to a safe spot. Specialist Blessing was wounded in the initial blast YANKEE FAN: Blessing of Skaneateles in Afghanistan. and earned the honor of a Purple Heart, a medal awarded to those wounded in battle. lurking in the hillside trees behind their Believing his wounds didn’t warrant the Franklin Street home. Bill Jr.’s enlistment decoration, Blessing turned it down. seemed a forgone conclusion. His patriotism Bill Blessing Jr., son of Bill Sr. and his and ambition to serve were solidified by the wife, Sue, was still in high school when he Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World didn’t tell his parents about meeting with an Trade Center. By the time Bill Jr. graduArmy recruiter. When he did tell them, they ated Skaneateles High School in 2006, he’d weren’t terribly shocked. From an early age, already chalked up time at Fort Drum with Bill Jr. was a natural outdoor kid. Always the Army’s early entry program. playing soldier with younger brother, Chris, See Blessings, page 8 they fought and defeated imaginary enemies

By Miranda L. Pennock miranda.pennock@ gmail.com Each year, the Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association dubs a community member its “Local Hockey Hero.” Usually, the guy taking photos is town Justice Charlie Major, but this year as he readied himself to

photograph the honoree, his camera was taken from him and Major was told he was the 2011 Local Hockey Hero award recipient. Generally the one doing the tricking, Major said this time he was tricked and totally unaware he would be receiving the award. “We told him he was just going to be taking photos,” said SYHA Board President Bill Marquardt. “He showed up to take the photos and it was great to pull the wool over him a bit.” “I knew nothing about this,” Major said. Major joins an elite group of people who have been named local hockey heroes, including Bill Allyn and Chuck Gridley, who See Major, page 3

Elbridge Village Board drops Fire Volunteer shortage leads board to consolidation By Ned Campbell Editor@eagle-observer.com The Elbridge Village Board declared a state of emergency at a special meeting last Monday, voting to terminate its contract with the Elbridge Fire Department. The village plans to contract with the Jordan Village Fire Department, but will first hold a public hearing on the issue. All calls have been turned over to the Jordan VFD. Village officials said the decision was made due to shortage of staff. The low number of volunteers responding to calls led to slow response times and heightened risk for the firefighters. The Elbridge FD has around 40 volunteers, but only six to eight have been responding as of late, said Elbridge Mayor Hank Doerr. See Elbridge Fire, page 8

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The Spafford Auxiliary is holding a breakfast at the Spafford Fire House on Route 41, every Saturday in March /April from 8 a.m. to 10:30a.m. The proceeds to benefit Spafford Food Pantry, which serves 53 families in the Spafford and Scott communities. Donations will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation. Contact Ann Cole at 636-8199.

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CPCA to meet 7 p.m.

Citizens to Preserve the Character of Skaneatales meets at Creamery. Open to the public. 685-8336

Kids starts at 5:30 p.m. Adult trivia at 7 p.m. Creekside. Admission of $1.

March 3

MUSIC: Open Mic Night

6:30 and 8 p.m. Creekside Coffeehouse, Free.

March 4

Snake Oil Glassworks First Friday Event

From 6 to 9 p.m. Phil Austin, glassblower, will be making rondels and platters. What is a rondel? Well, come find out. Light refreshments. 685-5091.

March 5

Journaling Because Your Life Matters, Part II Mary Gardner will

SPRING IN THE AIR: Skaneateles County Club picnic tables in line dance formation during chilly sunset. conduct a workshop at Stella Maris Retreat Center (SMRC) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Writing Memoir builds on learning modules and discussion in Part I, but participation in the earlier workshop not required. Participants will leave with a plan for continuing their writing. Offering: $45, includes lunch and materials. Call 685-6836 to reserve.

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March 8

Mardi Gras music at Sherwood Inn

The Irish Channel Jazz Band featuring Skaneateles banjo player Dick Sheridan plays Fat Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Inn, on Route 20, Skaneateles. Admission is free; 685- 3405.

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have spent numerous years coaching local children on the ice and have been honored in recent years with the award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very special group of people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received the award,â&#x20AC;? Marquardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to be able to add Charlie to this list.â&#x20AC;? The award is given annually during Hockey Weekend Across America, which SYHA is encouraged to celebrate and participate in by the national youth hockey association USA Hockey. Town Councilor Steve McGlynn presented the award this year to Major after the first period of the Feb. 18 high school hockey game. He was chosen for his dedication to local hockey and the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been involved with the association since literally



From page 1 the early 70s and worked as a volunteer and board member,â&#x20AC;? Marquardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been involved right from the start and has been an advocate for years.â&#x20AC;? Major was one of the founding members of the Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association and served as a board member for many years. Every year he took part is constructing an outdoor rink at Austin Park before the old rink was built, which he helped pave the way for during his tenure as Skaneateles town supervisor, Marquardt said. Humbled by the honor, Major said there are many more people who have been involved since the organization started with the outdoor rink in the upper parking lot at Austin Park during a time

WHAT A YEAR FOR HOCKEY IN SKANEATELES: Skaneateles Town Justice Charlie Major, left, receives the 2011 Local Hockey Hero Award from town Councilor Steve McGlynn during the Feb. 18 high school hockey game. The award is given annually during the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration. when the village Department of Public Works was located there. For some, Major was most deserving of the award this year because of the time heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given to the sport, but also to the community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Major has been a volunteer firefighter

for more than 50 years, was team manager for countless youth hockey teams and has worked as a public servant in the roles of town supervisor and town justice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just been one of the backbones for youth hockey for years and year and years,â&#x20AC;?

Marquardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a person whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a role model for people in Skaneateles. It was nice to give him that honor.â&#x20AC;? For 25 consecutive years, Major manned the penalty box at Skaneatelesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home games where he kept penalized players under control and let them out when their time was up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gets confusing when more than one [player] is in there with different times,â&#x20AC;? Major said. But with the home ice advantage, he always handled the Skaneateles box and was able to talk the players down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could keep them from saying anything to refs that might get them more time,â&#x20AC;? he said. Not only has Major been instrumental in turning Ska-

neateles into a hockey town, he also instilled a love of the game in his children. All five of his sons played from tykes on up through high school and continue to have great adoration for the sport. Some have followed in their fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps by taking active roles in local hockey programs, like son Mitch Major, who is currently the varsity boys ice hockey coach. Marquardt said Major is a the kind of man who shows up and cheers on the home team and is an incredibly positive and dedicated member of the Skaneateles community who is deserving of the title â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local Hockey Hero.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community owes him a great deal,â&#x20AC;? Marquardt said.

Obituary Robert Feldmann: Namesake of Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s True Value, Chamber Citizen of the Year and successful entrepreneur

Robert Feldmann Marketâ&#x20AC;? in the mid â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, after a fire. He rebuilt it, and by the 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s he had purchased another building across from Clift Park and the mail boat docks. There he could often be found on hot summer days protecting his shoppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parking spaces from all-day swimmers, and selling softserve ice cream, pizza and groceries to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whoâ&#x20AC;? of locals whose names he knew well. Feldmann served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seabee - the construction battalion. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and Okinawa. In 1945 he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Jane Fesenger. The couple had four children, Curt, Debbie, Scott and Leslie. They grew up on East Lake Road in Skaneateles and attended local schools. He loved his family, and relished teaching them all to waterski behind his beloved tri-hull Johnson inboard/outboard motorboat. In 1976 Bob and Shirley purchased the Reuel

E. Smith house on West Lake Street, a pre-Civil War era cottage known locally as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gingerbread House.â&#x20AC;? They carefully restored it and had it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years Bob cherished his perch on the front porch, where he could be found daily, waving to friends and neighbors, enjoying the bliss of the lake and the bustle of the small town. Bob was an active Rotarian, a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as a Skaneateles Citizen of the Year recognized by the Chamber of Commerce. He was well known for his dedication as a S.A.V.E.S. ambulance driver. He would often quip: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to be a doctor, but I failed Latin I - four times!â&#x20AC;? But he never failed to answer an emergency call, saving many lives. He also raised funds for the all-volunteer service. Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration for this was his daughter Leslie, a flight nurse with Air Life in Denver Colorado. In 1997 she tragically lost her life in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission. The Leslie Feldmann Scholarship was established in her honor and has assisted many aspiring nurses in entering the profession. Bob Feldmann is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley, his children Curtis, Debra and Scott, and five grandchildren. His father Charles, mother Ha-

zel Donovan and brother â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? all preceded him in death. Calling hours were Tuesday March 1 at the Robert Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles with services

following at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 37 West Genesee St.. Cremation and burial will be held in a separate, private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.A.V.E.S.

via the website SAVESambulance.com or by telephone: 685-5217. See tribute page 5. See more obituaries on page 12

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Robert Curtis Feldmann, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;? to friends, died Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011, of natural causes at his beachfront home in Longboat Key, Fla. A long-time resident of Skaneateles, Bob and his wife Shirley were escaping the cold winter months by wintering in their Florida home when he passed away. Bob was known in Skaneateles as the namesake of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s True Value,â&#x20AC;? located across from the U. S. Post Office where Kinney Drugs is today. The hardware store was a part of the fabric of the community, as was Bob. There he could always be found, helping customers with a quirky product mix that went beyond paint, nuts and bolts to include hula-hoops, fresh fish, drycleaning and a pack-andship service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You sell people what they want to buy, not what you think they should buy,â&#x20AC;? he would explain. The store was his last enterprise in a series of successful stores, including Mary Carter Paints, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bookieâ&#x20AC;? bookstore, and a half-dozen True Values that he partnered in with his son Curtis. His first business was a minute-market in 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Syracuse, before chains dominated the industry. He grew this into a fullservice grocery store in East Syracuse, and ultimately opened The Bridge Market in Skaneateles. Feldmann purchased the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Bridge




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Our readers can now check us out on Facebook. Visit facebook.com/Skaneatelespress where you can check out posted stories and share your opinions, comments and thoughts about your community. Skaneateles residents do a wonderful job of contributing to their local paper, the Skaneateles Press. We think of it as your newspaper. On a weekly basis, we receive numerous submissions from local clubs such as the Women’s Garden and Rotary clubs, from preschools and private schools within greater Skaneateles, area churches, Both Skaneateles and Mottville volunteer fire companies, The library, the Skaneateles Central School District, The greater Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, event organizers from Skan races to the Skaneateles Festival and more. Submissions are key to the success of the paper because it keeps news relevant to those that matter most, our readers. Sometimes it can be difficult to get submissions into the weekly edition in a timely manner, especially when there is so much going on in our community. But, that doesn’t mean you have to wait weeks to read your stories in print. Skaneateles’ news is posted daily on Facebook and on our Web site at skaneatelespress.com. These sites will have all the stories about what is happening in the town and village of Skaneateles, as well as Spafford. The sites are updated as the information comes in to provide you with community news and activities as they happen. You can also find the latest news regarding surrounding communities at eaglenewsonline.com. When you have news to report, please send it along. We want it and we’ll get it to the web or in print as soon as possible. Please e-mail your news to: editor@skaneatelespress.com. Be sure to include a telephone where you can be reached in case we have questions. For more information call your editor at (315) 434-8889 x 319.

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Recording our family’s stories in the Press My dear old dad, four brothers and I would like to thank the community for their comforting words, missives, remembrances and kind actions in regard to my mom’s recent move up to heaven. She’s definitely there, having lived with the likes of us. I apologize for the lengthy obituary in the Press, but actually, I wrote it to illustrate a couple of points. One being that if you are up to it, we do want to know more about your loved ones. The end of one’s life is not always the best time for communicating clearly, but your thoughts are always wel-

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come in the pages of the Press as well as online at skaneatelespress.com. You also aren’t limited to just one picture. And, consider that we still don’t charge for publishing obituaries. Secondly, the many contributions that moms make to the lives of those in their families often go unrecorded. I thought of my mom’s story as a love letter to all Skaneateles moms, as this is a com-

munity where family is central. There are so many more things I could have written about my mother. The pure joy that she got from the little things in life, such as picking wildflowers out on County Line Road or a simple trip to the dump. The fact that she wasn’t really crazy about ice cream as she had worked a coveted soda fountain job when she was a teenager. And then, there was her modeling career that started in her 70s where she worked in infomercials, product shots with wheelchairs and had her hands and lap featured shelling peas in the official

Parmigiano Reggiano Cookbook, posing as an Italian grandmother. One of the things that tickled me the most in her later life was her deep concern for riding shotgun in the car, and her antics in trying to achieve that goal were priceless. Anyway, the Press is a place for you to journal your family’s stories, whether you want to do the writing or turn that task over to us. Your voices and images are always welcome, as we record this often misunderstood town of called Skaneateles. Leahy is the editor of the Skaneateles Press.

Letters Opportunity to vote for fresh perspective and experience on village board The March 15 election for Skaneateles is fast approaching. It is my privilege to recommend to voters of this community that a vote for Mary Sennett would be voting for a fresh perspective on the many critical issues facing the community. It would be redundant to list the many quali-

fications Holly Gregg so aptly previously described. Mary is a dedicated teacher and resident who has served the town of Skaneateles. As a member of the village board, Mary would apply her experience and common sense to serving our community in a most positive manner.

Also in this election a vote for Marty Hubbard for mayor would return proven experience to guide our village through these challenging times. Julie Sharpe Village Of Skaneateles

Based on experience, Peterson endorse Hubbard for mayor The Skaneateles community is very fortunate to have Marty Hubbard as a candidate for mayor. Skaneateles knows Hubbard through his many years of service as a village trustee and two-term mayor. Marty’s dedication to the community’s values and citizens is exceptional. What people may not know is that Hubbard is also one of the most highly respected individuals in the regional heavy construction industry. As the owner of M. Hubbard Construction, Inc., Marty has successfully completed three decades of challenging projects involving public facilities, roadway and bridge construction as well as water and wastewater treatment plants. Marty is known throughout the industry as an outstanding contractor and trusted colleague. Success in this indus-

try does not come easy and Marty’s achievements are applauded. From personal experience I believe Marty’s success is enabled by his hard work ethic, intelligence, ability to communicate with people at all levels and unquestionable integrity. Hubbard makes his living understanding problems, developing solutions, marshaling resources and implementing plans. The Skaneateles community will be well served with Marty Hubbard as mayor. Andy Peterson President, Peterson Geotechnical Construction LLC Resident, village of Skaneateles

Endorsement for Angelillo, Sennett and Hubbard in Skaneateles Village election

I encourage all eligible voters to come to the polls on March 15 to participate in the village elections. In particular I support the candidacies of Marc Angelillo and Mary Sennett for village trustee and Marty Hubbard for mayor. I have served on the village board and the village municipal board with Marty Hubbard and know him as an outstanding leader who has a unique command of the issues facing the village as well as the ability and vision to address those issues and provide solutions. He is a long time resident of the village and has shown his commitment to the community in a variety ways, both in public positions such as his service as mayor and trustee and in more understated personal contributions that do not draw attention to himself. Mary Sennett has an assortment of experience that will make her an outstanding addition to the village board including an extensive business background with IBM, her current position with the Lafayette School District and her work with the town as a member of the zoning board of appeals. Marc Angelillo has served two terms as a village trustee and has been a very active and involved member of that board. Marc’s intelligent and thoughtful approach to the job of trustee allows him to garner the respect of all he comes in contact with while holding to his firm convictions and a solid resolve while dealing with difficult issues. In addition, Marc, like Marty and Mary, is a person of great character both personally and in his public dealings. Mark Roney Village of Skaneateles

Make your vote count

To the editor: Absentee ballots are very important, as has been shown in some recent, very close count elections. Many Skaneateles residents have plans to go south during the March 15 election coming up for mayor of Skaneateles. Please go to the village office and fill out and vote on the absentee ballot. Let your voice be heard in this forthcoming important village mayoral contest. George Haux Skaneateles


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Opinion Skaneateles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how much do we miss you...?

Seems the older I get the faster the summers go. For those of us with summer homes on Skaneateles Lake the months over the winter when we are unable to get up to our camps due to weather, lack of heat at cabins, etc. can seem an eternity. Yet, most of us are fortunate and have a full and productive life wherever it is that we migrate to each summer. We miss the view, the people and our lives on the lake but we are not without other resources. These feelings express how we feel under what can be called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;normal circumstancesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;normal winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season. The winter of 2011 will go down as definitely NOT a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;normal winter.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Here at the Jersey Shore we have had one of the worst winters in decades. A blizzard in December left 32 inches of snow piled halfway up entrances to homes. And before cleanup from the blizzard could truly get underway there was another 10 inches, then 8 inches and then maybe an additional 12 inches. Just to hold its reputation intact February gave us another 6 inches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be able to

say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t snow at all in February of 2011.â&#x20AC;? On and off there have been â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dustingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of 4, 6 or 8 inches. The snow was piled more than 5 feet on the roadsides and higher than that in driveways and off of sidewalks. The remnants of that first snow in December are still about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each following snow fall just adding to the piles. And â&#x20AC;&#x201C; winter still has a month to go. I realize this is nothing for you hardy folk in the lake regions but, although our public works departments did marvelous jobs each storm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have NOWHERE to put this lovely white stuff. Long story short here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is only the end of February and we are very anxious to return to Skaneateles. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so anxious that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to take a weekend in March and come up and treat ourselves to a stay at the Sherwood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why not, everyone else we know has stayed there while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out at camp cooking and cleaning and preparing for barbeques. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to get some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;good foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and that breakfast

sandwich with coffee at the bakery. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told by the few brave souls that live year-round on our lane that it would be foolish to try to navigate the mile-long hill to our cabin. To say nothing of the fact that there will be no water, no heat until we get everything percolating again. So â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up for the tripâ&#x20AC;Ślooking forward to seeing the village â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three months is a long time and it will be good to just get away for three or four days. And of-course weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eager to pick up on our condo search. Must alert the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kewpie Dollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gail Brewer at Williams Realty that we will be up. Most of all it will be good to see our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (like Gail) once again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or as we call them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Village People.â&#x20AC;? Yeah, sorry guys, you are the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Village Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to us - the wonderful, wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Village People.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Not just our personal friends mind you but the people at the library (love that library); the sales help in the stores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see the changes at TOPS; the chamber people; all the guys and gals at the restaurants; Rolandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gosh, I need a new Skaneateles sweatshirt; St. James Church; just to be able to look at the lake. Good Lord â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come up this weekend. Carolann McLoughlin, a writer and editor from New Jersey with a home on Skaneateles Lake, can be reached at mcloughlin43@gmail.com.



Quiet mentor: remembering Bob Feldmann By Diana Whiting Bob was an essential part of the fabric of our community. I came to know him and his family in 1978 when I rented a space from him to open my Headquarters Salon in the village of Skaneateles. When I was older, I realized that I might not have looked like the best prospect. I was 26 and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any business background, clients or much start up capital. Yet, after our interview across his deli counter, he gave me a chance. Years later, he told me he liked my moxie. Perhaps, he saw a bit of himself having started up many businesses himself. As a landlord, he was very fair and helpful to this newcomer. For me, he was good role model and friend. His daughter Debbie and I took him out last October for her birthday. Mike Tudor at the Sherwood kindly got us a table up front in the tavern so Bob could get a good seat for Loren Barrigar and his brother Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. A good time was had by all and his sense of humor was as good as ever. I am glad I got to give him one more haircut that day and reminisce about the past. I will miss him. Read Mr. Feldmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obituary on page 3.

                  

   

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Marcellus, Skaneateles Superintendents weigh in on school consolidation By Ellen Leahy and Ned Campbell The Marcellus and Skaneateles administrative office have been meeting for a couple years, considering how best to consolidate business office functions, custodial services and building to grounds operations, says Skaneateles Superintendent Phil D’Angelo. Chuck O’Neil’s guest column in the Skaneateles Press and Eagle Observer

two weeks ago proposed a consolidation of the Skaneateles and Marcellus School Districts (read it online at skaneatelespress. com). Marcellus Superintendent Craig Tice said full consolidation of the districts is “nothing we’ve pursued,” but advocates for sharing services behind the scenes – “in a way that would not readily be seen by students,” he said. “We’ve been talking to Skaneateles about back

office operations,” Tice added. Tice is no stranger to consolidation – this past fall the district worked with the Marcellus village and town boards to secure a State Assembly block grant to fund a new message board that will eventually go up on North Street in Marcellus. The board will display announcements and notices about community events such as the Marcellus Olde Home Days. Tice said the district is thankful to the

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town and village for collaborating on the project. “It’s something we’d like to do more of to save taxpayers money,” he said. Options galore D’Angelo said consolidation of transportation hasn’t been on the table, as Skaneateles is contracted with First Student, a service that supplies and manages bus drivers, whereas Marcellus has its own drivers. Schools have a number of different options for

providing services such as transportation and dining. D’Angelo said it’s important to keep in mind that not every option works for every district. “[New York State would] like us to go to county run school districts,” he said. States such as Maryland and Florida are models. D’Angelo warns that it’s a little like comparing apples to oranges, as in Maryland the counties are much smaller, maybe only encompassing a total of four

school districts compared to Onondaga County’s 19 districts. And also consider that Florida schools are not known for the quality of the education provided. “Florida schools are big, you can’t focus on what is important,” D’Angelo said. “Craig Tice understands his community; he knows how to operate to service its specific needs.”

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By Phil Blackwell Happy opp or tunity smiled upon the Skaneateles girls basketball team just when it looked like its comeback season was about to end short of a Section III Class B playoff berth. Thanks to a Feb. 18 win over Bishop Grimes, the Lakers were 7-10 with one regular-season game remaining, against Westhill the following day. Had it played that game and lost (Westhill, at 12-5, was a considerable favorite and had beaten Skaneateles 7333 early this season), the Lakers would not make the playoffs. But on Feb. 19 a huge snow and wind storm hit

Central New York, and it was decided that the Skaneateles-Westhill game would be canceled – the best possible news for the Lakers since, by not playing, it could finish above. 400- and make the sectional tournament. Given the no. 10 seed in the sectional bracket, Skaneateles made its way north, to Dexter, to face no. 7 seed General Brown in last Tuesday’s opening round –and with a stirring late comeback, the Lakers beat the Lions 39-36. Perhaps the long bus ride had an early effect, for Skaneateles trailed 11-5 after one period before settling down and, by halftime, only trailed GB by an 18-16

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margin. Yet the Lions started fast in the third quarter with an 8-0 run, making it 26-16 before head coach Bob Braunitzer could call a time-out, telling his players not to end the season like this. Sure enough, the Lakers blanked GB the rest of the period and pulled within one, 26-25, setting up a tense fourth quarter where both sides traded the lead. Skaneateles moved in front, 38-36, in the waning moments and, with 3.6 seconds left, got a free throw from Erin Tonzi to help seal the victory. Though no Laker scored in double figures, Holly Ross amassed 16 rebounds and four steals. Ashley Sheldon had 10 rebounds to go with her six points, while Emily Call led with eight points. Jackie Leslie had

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Lakers top Lowville to get to semis By Phil Blackwell More than a week had passed since the Skaneateles boys basketball team had completed its OHSL Liberty division regular-season championship run. Now the Lakers, as the top seed in the Section III Class B playoffs, were eager to set out on the quest to end an 18-year championship drought â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but had to wait an extra day as snow postponed Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterfinal against no. 9 seed Lowville. The delay did little to slow Skaneateles down, though, as it emerged Saturday and methodically took the Red Raiders apart, easily prevailing by a score of 63-35. Lowville, who had ousted no. 8 seed South Jefferson 54-38 in the first round, never gave the Lakers a serious worry as the hosts held them to six points in the opening quarter. Still, the rust may have showed up on the offensive side, as Skaneateles only led 26-16 going into halftime. But a stern halftime talk from head coach Karl Norris seemed to awaken

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GOTCHA: Skaneateles center, 42, Pat Roberts gets this jump ball in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class B quarterfinal against Lowville. the attack as Skaneateles outscored the Red Raiders 21-7 in the third quarter to pull clear. Kevin Rice again provided a major spark, the senior pouring in 18

points. Pat Roberts earned 10 points, while Jimmy Atkinson nailed a trio of 3-pointers to account for all of his nine points. Brandon Barron and Paul Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell each had seven points as James Smith got six points. The early rounds of the Class B tournament revealed, once again, the strength within the OHSL Liberty division as, just like 2010, all four semifinalists came from the league â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skaneateles, Bishop Grimes, Marcellus and defending state champion Westhill. In one of those semifinals, Skaneateles would try to beat Grimes, the no. 5 seed, for the third time this season. Led by Mike Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29 points (including all 19 his team got in the third quarter), the Cobras took out Bishop Ludden 55-49 in its quarterfinal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and burns to avenge those regular-season setbacks, especially the 73-42 beating it took at Skaneateles on Feb. 18. Whoever wins that game would draw Westhill or Marcellus on Saturday in the Class B title game, to be played at Utica Memorial Auditorium.



Lakers record high finishes at state track qualifier By Phil Blackwell

Skaneateles indoor track and field seniors Caroline Walton and Gabby Eckles both managed high finishes during last Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Section III state qualifying meet at Colgate Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sanford Field House. Walton would battle Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corrine Taylor for the top position in the shot put. Walton threw it 36 feet 8 inches, beating everyone except Taylor, who won by going 37 feet 10 ½ inches, but still had the best finish among small-school competitors. As for Eckles, she rose to fourth place in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 2 inches as Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kaylea Morse (5 feet 4 inches) grabbed the top spot. Over in the triple jump, Eckles went 32 feet 5 Âź inches and took fifth place. Elsewhere, freshman Madeline Adams worked her way to fourth place in the 3,000-meter run in 11:37.21, while fellow ninth-grader Taylor Woodruff earned seventh place in the 300-meter dash in 44.98 seconds. In the boys state qualifier, Skaneateles senior Sean Cooper was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles, speeding to a time of 8.21 seconds as Liverpoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Spernyak (7.84 seconds) went to the front. Senior Tim Lewis topped 5 feet 8 inches to get to sixth place in the high jump, as Junior Taylor Weyneth cleared 10 feet 6 inches for seventh place in the pole vault.

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Fast forward to Iraq 2008 For his heroic action under direct enemy fire and safely retrieving a fallen comrade, Blessing humbly accepted the Commendation Medal. Proud to be serving, as are a majority of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soldiers who enlist in the Armed services, Blessing wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in it for medals. He felt it was his duty. Naturally, Bill Sr. and wife Sue were proud of their sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision. Proud and naturally a little concerned. America is at war. Still, there were plenty of duty stations outside of active combat. Possible assignments included the 10th Mountain Division located north of Watertown at Fort Drum. Their son would be relatively safe and close to home, Bill Sr. and Sue thought hopefully. Their hope was soon replaced by a dark cloud of worry beyond words. Bill Jr., with a rank of Army Specialist, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327 Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, KY. The infantry fights wars on the ground, front and center. Eclipsing his parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dread, Bill Jr. was thrilled beyond measure to join the 101st Airborne, the honorable division that earned distinction on D-Day in WWII, recounted on film as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Band of Brothers.â&#x20AC;? The small town kid who played army in the trees was now officially a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Screaming Eagle.â&#x20AC;? Tour of duty,Combat Outpost (COP) Monti, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, April 2010

From Specialist to Corporal to Sergeant Blessing, he was deployed to Combat Outpost Monti, located in the unforgiving, rocky landscape of the Kunar Province in northeast Afghanistan, close to the Pakistan border. The young Sgt. was assigned as a leader of a fire-team of three infantry men. COP Monti, a hostile and deadly location, is relentlessly â&#x20AC;&#x153;active.â&#x20AC;? The almost daily engagements with Taliban and insurgent forces are often brutal and bloody. Last August, Sgt. Blessing, his fire-team and a number of men from his company were manning a heavy .50 caliber machine gun dug in on a low mountain ridge, anticipating another enemy assault. When it came, the Taliban attacked with roughly 100 fighters, Blessing and his soldiers took and returned fire, the big .50 hammering away for what might have been hours. During the engagement, an enemy round tore into the arm of a member of Blessingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. The sudden impact of the bullet pitched the man and he fell hard onto sharp rocks below, fracturing his leg. Under heavy fire, Blessing, who had medic training, scrambled to the man and dragged him to a safe position. Another soldier took an enemy round in the chest. The bullet, deflected by his protective body armor, instead tore into his arm. Again under constant enemy fire, Blessing made his way to the wounded man and got him to safety as well. Blessing returned to his team, fewer now, and continued

to pound the enemy with the heavy gun, not stopping until ordered to do so. For his courage and meritorious actions under fire, Sgt. Blessing received the Bronze Star, the fourth highest military decoration. Parents of soldiers serving in an active war zone, serve as well The children, whom theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve protected from birth, are in harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way, leaving the parents enveloped in a dark cloud of helplessness. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cold, inescapable feeling that comes with knowing the horrible realities of war. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always there, surrounding them, dread beyond worry, every second of every minute of every day. Advancement in communication technology has brought the war zone from newsreels and telegrams, to live reports on laptops. Immediate and face-to-face, parents have virtually live contact with sons and daughters on location as they serve. Military family support groups keep parents in touch with other parents of serving children, letting them know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone. It all helps, maybe even eases a bit of the heavy burden of worry parents constantly carry. But the blank spot is always in front of them while they carry on with daily tasks. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no medal for parents, nor would they want one. When the kids come home safe, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reward. Thank God for Skaneatelesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; many Blessings

Elbridge Fire  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not everybody can respond because the economy has changed, some have two or three or four jobs,â&#x20AC;? Doerr said, adding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to a dozen calls this month have been delayed or no response.â&#x20AC;? In cases where Elbridge did not respond, mutual aid fire departments were called in. Three Elbridge firefighters, including second assistant chief Keven Mead, last Thursday approached village board members with concerns about the safety of residents as well as their own, prompting the village board to take action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you call in for an emergency, [the firefighters] donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always know the full scope of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the six to eight firefighters are so at risk,â&#x20AC;? Do-

From page 1 err said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that they feel more comfortable today than they did prior to this.â&#x20AC;? He cited the Feb. 14 electrical fire at Chestnut Cottage in Skaneateles, where calls for mutual aid went out and multiple departments responded, as one example of unacceptable response time. He said there was a time when 35 people would leave from the station immediately, but this time, there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough volunteers to get out in a timely manner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took a half hour before the engine rolled,â&#x20AC;? Doerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To treat our neighbors that way - how do we expect to be treated?â&#x20AC;? Village officials chose not to abolish the Elbridge Fire Department, as they wish to keep firefighters dispatch-

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; traditional firefighting at its finest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he wants to do everything he can [to help],â&#x20AC;? Doerr said. Doerr said Elbridge Fire Chief Tim Ganey had indicated that he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run for election in April. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The firefighters approached us and said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

not sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna live till April,â&#x20AC;? Doerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s untenable.â&#x20AC;? In December, Onondaga County released response times for village fire departments, listing Jordan as the department with the slowest response time at nearly 16 minutes. Elbridge was listed at around 9:35. Doerr said county officials admitted to getting the numbers wrong in this case. Jordan Mayor Dick Platten said that on several occasions, the Jordan VFD has had more firefighters at an Elbridge fire than the Elbridge VFD. He said he supports reorganizing fire services within the town of Elbridge to make sure both villages ar as safe as possible.

Mottville, Camillus fire departments offer added support Tim Baker, chief of the Mottville Fire Department, called Elbridge Town Supervisor Ken Bush last Tuesday morning and asked him to reassure residents that the Mottville FD is willing and able to help assist through mutual aid any emergency situations that should develop in the town of Elbridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This offer of assistance is especially important to those residents living in the southern portion of the township,â&#x20AC;? Bush said. Camillus Fire Chief Scott Binns also called Bush that day offering added assistance to the town of Elbridge and its residents.

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Edward Belinski

Retired dentist, former Skaneateles Board of Education president Edward Joseph Belinski, born June 23, 1927 in Parish, passed away Sunday Feb. 13, 2011, after a brief illness. He spent his summers in Skaneateles and winters in Bradenton, FL. He was the son of Joseph P. Belinski and Rosemary Scripic. He was pre-deceased by his sister Elizabeth Rainbow and brother Walter J. Belinski. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marion (Jones) Belinski, originally of Wilkes-Barre, PA., son D av i d  of Sk ane atel e s , daughter Karen Belinski of Boston, MA, grandchildren Elizabeth and Jack Belinski, and six nieces and nephews. Edward graduated in 1950 from Syracuse University with a degree in physical education; he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was a three-time letterman and All-American soccer player.  Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, completed flight training and piloted carrier-based fighters for eight years. He

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left â&#x20AC;&#x153;active dutyâ&#x20AC;? status with the Navy in 1958 to pursue a career in dentistry and earned his DDS from Temple University Dental School. While attending Temple, he worked parttime for the U.S. Mail Service, delivering mail in his Philadelphia neighborhood and continued with the Navy in â&#x20AC;&#x153;reserveâ&#x20AC;? status, shuttling planes to and from Naval bases across the U.S. He ultimately retired from Navy with 19 years active and reserved duty at the rank of captain. Upon graduation from Temple he returned to

Central New York, settled in Skaneateles, and started his dental practice which he operated for 33 years until his retirement 1995. Through continuing education and study he achieved and maintained his status as a Fellow of the American Society of Dentistry and provided charity dental services in underdeveloped regions of South America.  A strong proponent of community service, he served as a president of Skaneateles Board of Education and assisted numerous community charity organizations including his longtime assistance with â&#x20AC;&#x153;FISHâ&#x20AC;? in Skaneateles. Always happy to devote time to youth athletics, he coached, assisted and officiated youth baseball and hockey programs in Skaneateles for a number of years. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of both the Skaneateles Country Club and the El Conquistador Golf and Country Club of Bradenton, and a proud member of the

Golfing Cavaliers menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group of Syracuse. He was a member and past Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, and attended services in winter months as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;snow birdâ&#x20AC;? at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, FL. Following his passing, services were held at the Westminster Presbyterian on Feb. 15. A memorial service will be held in Skaneateles this spring. He will be remembered for his love and lifelong devotion to his wife Marion and his family, service to his community, his god and country, his warm reception to friends and strangers alike, a firm handshake, and his sincere interest in helping anyone in need.  Contributions may be made to the Central NY Chapter of the Autism Society of America cnyasa.org. Arrangements by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.

Ronald E. Atwell, 77

Enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing Ronald E. Atwell, 77, of Elbridge, passed away Sunday Feb. 20, 2011, at home with his daughter Sandra and friends battling cancer. He was born July 1, 1933 in Andover, NY. Ron served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp. from January 1952 Ronald E. Atwell to January 1955. He retired from New York State Department of Transportation after over 30 years of employment, and was the town of Elbridge Code Enforcement Officer for many years. He worked security at Dirt Motor Sports for 11 years in Weedsport and Super Dirt Week in Syracuse. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing and other outdoor activities and being with his wife and great grandchildren watching Yankee baseball. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Nettie Irene, who passed away on February 16, 2008. He is survived by three children Tim (Cheryl) Collier of Ararat, NC, Sandra Penird and Roxanne (Dan) Lindsey both of Jordan, grandchildren Rachel, Wendy, Ashley, and Katie, great-grandchildren Nick and Alyssa, brothers Carl of Springfield, MO. and Wayne Atwell of Dansville, NY, a sister Doris Breiding of Phoenix, AZ. and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a wonderful man, father and grandfather and will never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY. Arrangements by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.



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Elizabeth V. Lambdin, 86 Devoted wife and mother

Elizabeth V. Lambdin Hood College in 1945, she taught Social Studies at Middletown High School for several years. In 1947 Elizabeth married William S. Lambdin and moved to Baltimore, where she re-

sumed teaching part-time. She became a full-time homemaker after the birth of their first child in 1951. The family moved to eastern New York in 1959 when her husband became Chief Engineer at Empire Devices in Amsterdam. Betty was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gloversville, serving as an Elder, and participated in various Broadalbin Central School activities, culminating in service as President of its Board of Education some years after becoming the first woman elected to the board. She also was active in the League of Women

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Congratulations to the 2011 Sectional Champion Lakers!

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Skaneateles Bell celebrates 90

YOUTH TIER II LAKERS: Coaches are Chris Welch, Mike Major and John Miller. Members of the team inlcude Patrick Majo, Reggie Buell, Matt Benson, Raymond Falso, Eric Huba, Trevor Grant, Adam Lupo, Jacob Patalino, Devin Callahan, Jeremy Miller, Marc Welch, Demitris Christou, Bennett Morse, Kyle Ochsner and Conner Jones (not pictured in order). State Championships will be played on home ice at Allyn Arena March 11-13. For more pictures go to Facebook.com/Skaneatelespress.

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Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid PURPOSE: THE FILING OF REVISED RATES TO P.S.C. 220 ELECTRICITY AND P.S.C. NO. 214 STREETLIGHTING TO COMPLY WITH THE COMMISSION’S ORDER DATED JANUARY 24, 2011 IN P.S.C. CASE 10-E-0050. TEXT: Notice is hereby given that Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid has filed with the Public Service Commission to comply with the Commission’s order dated January 24, 2011, in Case 10-E-0050. These revised rates were issued to become effective February 1, 2011. The tables listed below show a comparison between the Company’s rates effective January 1, 2011 and February 1, 2011. The Merchant Function Charge reclassifies costs from delivery rates to supply rates in the rates effective February 1, 2011 column and is applicable to customers receiving their Electricity Supply Service from the Company. In addition, Income Eligible SC 1 and 1C Residential Customers receiving HEAP Payments are entitled to a $5.00 credit per month and Residential Customers with electric heat are entitled to a $15.00 credit per month. Service Classification No. 1 Residential Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $16.21 $16.21 Income Eligible Basic Service Credit ($5.00) ($5.00)/($15.00) Distribution Delivery Charge per kWh $0.05572 $0.05403 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00242 Service Classification No. 1C Time of Use Residential Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $30.00 $30.00 Income Eligible Basic Service Credit ($5.00) ($5.00)/($15.00) Distribution Delivery Charge per kWh $0.04650 $0.04504 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00242 Service Classification No. 2 Non-Demand Small General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $21.02 $21.02 Distribution Delivery per kWh $0.06615 $0.06448 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00242 Service Classification No. 2 Demand Small General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $52.52 $52.52 Distribution Delivery per kW $ 10.10 $ 9.28 Distribution Delivery per kWh $0.02171 $0.02415 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 – Secondary Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $260.15 $260.15 Distribution Delivery per kW $15.96 $15.90 Distribution Delivery per kWh(First 450 Hrs. Use)$0.01592 $0.01592 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Over 450 Hrs. Use)$0.00540 $0.00540 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 – Primary Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $436.70 $436.70 Distribution Delivery per kW $13.51 $13.48 Distribution Delivery per kWh(First 450 Hrs. Use)$0.01814 $0.01814 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Over 450 Hrs. Use)$0.00706 $0.00706 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 – Sub Transmission Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $554.83 $565.23 Distribution Delivery per kW $8.93 $8.89 Distribution Delivery per kWh(First 450 Hrs. Use)$0.01727 $0.01723 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Over 450 Hrs. Use)$0.00704 $0.00681 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 – Transmission Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $599.15 $565.23 Distribution Delivery per kW $8.65 $8.89 Distribution Delivery per kWh(First 450 Hrs. Use)$0.01706 $0.01723 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Over 450 Hrs. Use)$0.00544 $0.00681 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 A– Secondary Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $902.00 $902.00 Distribution Delivery per kW $11.13 $11.10 Distribution Delivery per kWh(On-Peak) $0.01549 $0.01549 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Off-Peak) $0.01131 $0.01131 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 A– Primary Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $902.00 $902.00 Distribution Delivery per kW $10.39 $10.38 Distribution Delivery per kWh(On-Peak) $0.01974 $0.01974 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Off-Peak) $0.01517 $0.01517 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 A– Sub Transmission Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $1400.00 $1400.00 Distribution Delivery per kW $6.55 $6.54 Distribution Delivery per kWh(On-Peak) $0.01861 $0.01861 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Off-Peak) $0.01414 $0.01414 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 Service Classification No. 3 A– Transmission Large General Service Rates EffectiveJanuary 1, 2011 Rates EffectiveFebruary 1, 2011 Basic Service Charge $3172.00 $3172.00 Distribution Delivery per kW $5.79 $5.76 Distribution Delivery per kWh(On-Peak) $0.01636 $0.01636 Distribution Delivery per kWh(Off-Peak) $0.01271 $0.01271 Merchant Function Charge* $0.00000 $0.00066 * Merchant Function Charge will be assessed on Company provided Electricity Supply Service. Copies of the proposed amendments to PSC No. 220 Electricity and PSC No. 214 Street Lighting are available for public inspection and can be obtained by writing National Grid, Electric Pricing Department, A-4, 300 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13202. Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid

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2011. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 69 West Lake Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. SK-13 TJP MANAGER, LLC: Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization for TJP MANAGER, LLC (“LLC”) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on February 16, 2011. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 69 West Lake Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. SK-13 BID NOTICE Region: 03, Carl Ford, Regional Director, 333 E. Washington St. State Office Bldg., Syracuse, NY 13202 D261662, PIN 3805.80, Onondaga Co., Tree Removal along State Routes, within NYS Right-of-Way, Bid Deposit $75,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Completion Date: 1 2 / 31/2011 Goals: MBE/WBE 0 0% Funding Category: NA Electronic Plans and Proposals can be obtained from the New York State Department of Transportation, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232. Phone: (518) 4572124. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specifications §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT as e-mail addresses are obtained. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors purchasing CDs must also check the NYSDOT Web Site https://www.nysdot.gov/ d o i n g b u s i n e s s / opportunities/const-notices) for a list of all Amendments. Contractors are advised that under New York State Finance Law communication on procurements can be made only with designated contact persons, Contact persons for this procurement are Jodi Riano jriano@dot.state.ny.us, and Bill Howe whowe@dot.state.ny.us, of the NYSDOT Contract Management Bureau (518) 457-3583 or Suzanne Charles scharles@dot.state.ny.us, NYSDOT Office of Legal Affairs (518) 457-2411 For technical questions or comments, the Project Manager noted on page 1 of the proposal. Contact with any other NYSDOT unit or any other Agency involved with any advertised project will be considered a very serious matter and may result in disqualification. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts — both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, DBE or MBE and WBE. The New York State Department of Transportation, in

accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contact entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. EO-11 LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN OF SPAFFORD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 8, 2011 AT THE SPAFFORD TOWN HALL, 1984 ROUTE 174, SKANEATELES, NY 13152 AT 7:00 P.M. TO HEAR THE F O L L O W I N G APPLICATION: Jalaine Delcorps/Frank Ireland, owning property at 2344 Rose Hill Road, are seeking to amend a Special Permit to construct a 14.5’x10' addition to an existing dog kennel. Tax Map #005-01-29. Kim Read Zoning Secretary SK-9 VILLAGE OF MARCELLUS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Marcellus Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on March 16, 2011 at 7:15pm prevailing time at the Village Hall, 6 Slocombe Avenue, Marcellus, NY 13108 to consider a site plan review made by Daniel’s Grill for a parking lot expansion located at 69 North Street. Copies of the Application and Short SEQRA Environmental Assessment Form are on file with the Village Clerk and available for public review. All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard at the scheduled hearing. Dan Kwasnowski Planning Board Chairperson Village of Marcellus EO-9 VILLAGE OF JORDAN LEGAL NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT PURSUANT to a resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees for the Annual Village Election to be held on the 15th day of March 2011, are as follows: 1.Village of Jordan constitutes of one election district and the polling place for such district shall be located at the Whiteley Community Building located at 13 Mechanic Street in the Village of Jordan, New York. 2.The hours during which the polls shall be open for voting on March 15, 2011 shall be from 12:00 noon through 9:00 p.m. local time. 3.The names and addresses of all those who have been duly nominated in accordance with the Election law for Village Office whose certificates of petitions of nomination have been duly filed with the Village Clerk and the office and terms of such office which have been so nominated are as follows: Citizen Party – Lee Badman, 82 South Hamilton St., Jordan, NY Trustee– Term 4 years; Cindy Milton, 41 Clinton St., Jordan, NY Trustee – 4 year term; Catherine Ferris, 40 North Main St., Jordan, NY Trustee – 2 year term, Michael Weirs, 38 Mechanic St., Jordan, NY, Justice – 4 year term. Linda J. Boehm Village of Jordan EO-9

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER TIME WARNER CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT RENEWAL FOR THE TOWN OF OTISCO PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Otisco, New York (the “Town”), will meet at the Town Hall, 1924 Barker Street, Otisco, New York 13159 on the 14th day of March 2011, at 7:00 o’clock P.M., for the purpose of conducting a Public Hearing upon a proposal by said Town Board regarding the renewal of the cable television Franchise Agreement by and between the Town and TIME W A R N E R ENTERTAINMENTADVANCE/NEWHOUSE PARTNERSHIP (“ Time Warner Cable”) for the provision of cable television services within the Town. A copy of the Franchise Agreement renewal is available for public inspection and copying at the regular copying charges during normal business hours at the Town of Otisco Town Clerk’s Office at 1924 Barker Street, Otisco, New York 13159. At such Public Hearing, said Town Board will meet to consider the proposed Franchise Agreement renewal and will hear all persons interested in the subject matter thereof concerning the same. All persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. Written and oral statements will be taken at that time. Time limitations may be imposed for each oral statement, if necessary. The Regular Monthly Meeting for March 2011 will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011, immediately following the Public Hearing. Dated: Otisco, New York February 24, 2011 By order of the Town Board of the Town of Otisco, New York. Georgette T. Waldau, Town Clerk Town of Otisco, NY. PO-9 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law and Article 119-O of the General Municipal Law, will receive bids on: Name of Bid: STUDENT AGENDAS, Bid # RFB -21141 Bid Opening: March 18, 2011, 1:30 P.M., at the Conference Room in the Henry Center Administrative Building at OnondagaCortland-Madison BOCES, 6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13211 Term of Contract: May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012 Contact for more information and to obtain bid documents: Sean Joyce, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Onondaga, Cortland, and Madison Counties, 6820 Thompson Road, P.O. Box 4754, Syracuse, NY 13221, Phone: 315.431.8584, Email: sjoyce@ocmboces.org VILLAGE OF ELBRIDGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 210 West Main Street, Elbridge, New York, to enter into a new contract for fire protection services with the Jordan Volunteer Fire Department and Company, Inc., with approval and consent of the Town of Elbridge and Village of Jordan. Persons wishing to appear at the hearing may do so in person or by attorney or by other representation. 2/22/2011 Henry A. Doerr Mayor LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Elbridge Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for a workshop to discuss the 2011-2012 budget, also any other business that may come before them. EO-9


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Survivors include her husband of 63 years, William S. Lambdin, and their three children William W. Lambdin of Guilderland, Mary Elizabeth Lambdin (James Henze) of Cocoa Beach, FL and Thomas E. Lambdin (Claudia) of Auburn, and two granddaughters, Skaneateles students

Allison and Mary Lambdin. Three of Betty’s five siblings also survive: Cecelia Boller of Frederick, MD, Dolores Hall of Greenville, SC, and James VanFossen of Orefield, PA. A memorial celebration will be scheduled for the near future. Arrangements have been entrusted to the

Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home of Gloversville. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematorium in Schenectady. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Elizabeth to the Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church, 16 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Robert Beam, 73

1955 graduate of Skaneateles High School R o b e r t “ B o b” Beam, 73, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011, in Auburn. Bob was born on March 17, 1937, in Syracuse, the son of the late Albert W. and Leora Mae Smith-Beam. He was a 1955 graduate of Skaneateles High Robert Beam School. He owned and operated his own farm as well as worked for other area farmers. Before his retirement on July 1, 2005 Bob was a rural newspaper deliveryman for the Finger Lakes Times. He was a member

of the Solid Rock Wesleyan Church in Waterloo. He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Grace Potter-Beam, who passed away on Feb. 15, 2006. He is survived by his sisters, Sally (Warren) Clauss of Auburn, Carol (John) Delano of Skaneateles, and Betty (Bob) Raymond of Concho, AZ; his brother Charles (Barbara) Beam of Auburn and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Saturday Feb. 26 at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Wesleyan Church, 17 Thurber Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

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John H. Lynch, Jr., 91

Enjoyed photography, was a lifelong fan of the Syracuse Orange John H. Lynch, Jr., 91, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 23, 2011. John (Jack) was born in Syracuse to John H. Lynch, Sr. and Nora M. Lynch. He graduated from Syracuse Central High School in1938 and from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University in 1943. Following graduation, he entered the Army Air Corps and served until the end of WWII. Newly married to the former Virginia M. Zinsmeister of Syracuse, Jack took a position in the engineering department of Ansco in Binghamton in 1947. He resided in Chenango Bridge, NY, and worked for Ansco (GAF Corporation) until he retired as manager of plant control systems in 1982. An avid boater, Jack was a member of the Susquenango Chapter of the US Power Squadron, enjoying many summers on Cayuga Lake and the St. Lawrence River. He also served as a trustee

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nature and love of life and family. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Virginia M. Lynch, in 1991, his sister, Mary Lynch Homeyer, and his grandson, David Theobald. He is survived by his children John (Joanne) Lynch of Setauket, NY, Peter (Diane) Lynch of Skaneateles, NY and Cynthia (Fred) Theobald of West Chester, PA; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Mary) Lynch, Kristyn (Andrew) Keefe, Jessica (Bill) Murphy, John (Danielle) Lynch, Jeremy (Kate) Theobald and Stephanie Theobald; great grandchildren Emma and Will Murphy; and three nephews. Funeral mass was Monday Feb. 28 at St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Arrangements by Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.

John H. Lynch, Jr. and secretary of the Rosamond Gifford Charitable Foundation in Syracuse. Shortly after retirement he relocated to Baldwinsville and, eventually, Skaneateles, where he resided at the time of his death. Jack was a communicant of St Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Jack enjoyed photography and was a lifelong fan of the Syracuse Orange, frequently in attendance at football, men’s and women’s basketball, and lacrosse games. Jack’s family and friends will remember him for his gentle

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WANTED: Used American made guitars - Martin, Gibson, Fender, Guild, Gretsch, Epiphone and Fender tube amps. Call 315-727-4979. CASH NOW! Junk and Used Autos. Towed away for FREE! Call (315) 876-7016

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8 BagOf Bones

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$ 00

Peanut Butter ut butter, flour, pean egg, salt, , milk, margarine water sugar, and

ACCOUNTING & INCOME TAX SERVICE

Please Include:

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Name ________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ ______________________________________________ Quantity ______________________________________ Date Needed __________________________________

Ronald J. Hongo, CPA, PC

*Fresh ingredients lasts up to 8 weeks

I will bake you a bag of bones!

Certified Public Accountant

06047

Please send a check to Rachel Gillette, 9423 Peregrin Lane, Brewerton, NY 13029 & when I receive your check in the mail, I will bake you a bag of bones!

Bars/Entertainment

312 South Main Street

All treats are baked upon receiving your order to ensure the freshest pet treats possible.

Monday - Saturday Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am Noon - 2:00 am  In Kmart Plaza, Mattydale, NY  06810

05296

North Syracuse, NY 452-0209

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

STOP IN AND TRY ONE OF LUTIE’S AWARD-WINNING BLOODY MARYS........

We are all here because we are not all there! Crossword

Syracuse Pet Directory THE

NEW DIRECTORY COMING SOON!!

Childcare

Marcellus Community Childcare Center Your One Source Guide For Everything Pets

To place your ad in this directory please call 437-6173 or email

Cleaning Service

cdorado@eaglenewsonline.com

Sparkle Cleaning Service

Novena

06793

The Prayer to the Blessed Virgin. (Never known to fail)

09747

Must be w/ 6 month purchase

06804

CASH NOW! Junk & Used Autos. Towed away for FREE! Call (315) 876-7016 Piano Lessons

08373

-PIANO LESSONS-

O’most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O’star of the sea, help me and show me where you are my Mother. O’Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Show me herein you are Mother. O’Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x) O’ Holy Mary, Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. (3x) Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and after 3 days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Thank you! R.G.B.

06828

Free Cleaning Every 6 Months!

Fully Insured & References • 361-4881

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

Visit us online!

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Equipment Rental

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

05295

673-2608

09749

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

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

Dock Workers-$12-$14/hr! Positions 06830

available immediately in Syracuse. 4hr Shifts, various days of week. 18 yoa, read/write english, able to lift 65 lbs. req. Forklift operating exp. pref. APPLY: www.yrcw.com/careers

EAGLE

EAGLE NEWSPAPERS

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the publisher of seven community newspapers in the greater Syracuse area, is currently accepting resumes from qualified journalists in anticipation of future openings for both editor and reporter positions. To be considered, please submit a current resume and two or three relevant examples of your writing ability to:

Gary Catt, Executive Editor gcatt@eaglenewsonline.com

Come Join the Team at the Facility of Choice in Wayne County

Assistant Director of Nursing

Supervising Registered Nurse part-time and full-time (3-11 & 11-7 shift) Registered Nurses, full-time and part-time (All shifts) Contact: Cheryl Acome RN, DON Wayne County Nursing Home (315) 946-5673 • Fax: (315) 946-5671 e-mail: wcnh@co.wayne.ny.us web: www.waynecountynursinghome.org Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment

VANTINE IMAGING, LLC is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading composite company, photographing fraternities & sororities on college campuses across the country. Currently we are looking for an individual to join our IT team. This position is responsible for the research, development,& implementation of state of the art information technology strategies & platforms that meet current & future business needs. The ideal candidate must be able to perform all aspects of data & database administration, logical & physical database design & implementation, testing, security, research & evaluation of new technologies and related responsibilities. In addition this person will be highly organized, able to multi-task and prioritize, have solid critical thinking skills for effective problem solving, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Previous experience required. Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in IT or related field required. Knowledge of basic computer operations in an Apple environment. We offer an excellent work environment, competitive pay & benefits and the opportunity for a rewarding career. To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Laurie Valenti at lvalenti@vantine.com ; fax 824-3136, or mail PO Box 220, Hamilton, NY 13346. EOE

We offer opportunities to deliver and install the product/freight which consists of appliances, furniture, building materials, cabinets, windows, ofďŹ ce supplies, and direct to home merchandise. If your company owns/leases any of the following equipment, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for:

24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; straight box trucks

By contracting with 3PD, Inc., your business can expect: opportunities to run multiple trucks, high annual gross revenues, run multiple stops per day, 7-day freight availability in most markets, your employees home every night, weekly settlements, and ďŹ&#x201A;exible delivery requirements. Our customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements include background checks, good driving record, valid state and/or federal operating authority, knowledge of home furnishings and installations, and strong customer service skills.

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

457-9900

The Town of Manlius

More. Insured & Bonded.

Call Today 701-2490

Average First Year per D.O.L., A.T.A., grad employers

Financial Aid & Pell Grants

(Branch)

06561

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

SERVED YOUR COUNTRY START YOUR CAREER

Liverpool, NY & Buffalo, NY

WELDER

Job Placement Assistance

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

Must be registered in NY. Must be familiar with all areas of ultrasound including ECHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S. Excellent benefits.

Call Carl Kaminisky 1-800-972-9392

is currently seeking a 20 hour per week employee to perform multiple general office functions at the Town Hall. Duties include but are not limited to answering the phone, reception, filing, data entry and general office duties. Position would start immediately. Please submit resumes to Allison Edsall, Town Clerk at aedsall@townofmanlius.org.

Learn to Earn

Active Duty/ Tuition Assistance Full or Part Time Classes

for Portable X-Ray Co

PRIVATE DUTY AIDES Light Housekeeping, Meals, Bathing &

CDLâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;A TRAINING

for qualified applicants:

Ultrasound Technician

Entrepreneurs! Build own business in spare time. Low start-up cost. No inventory deliveries or collections.

06831

3PD, Inc., is a Freight Forwarder under contract with major retailers such as Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Home Depot, Sears, OfďŹ ce Depot, etc., to provide Logistical support, solutions and warehousing needs. We are seeking established Motor Carriers to provide the last mile delivery and installation of our customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products. To be considered, your business must be able to satisfy our customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements and deliver outstanding customer service. If you are looking to build and diversify your current book of business and can meet our customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements then we would like to speak to you!

06446

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Contract Carriers Wanted

DRIVERS

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

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Drivers:

Top Pay. + BeneďŹ ts/Bonuses! Regional. No-Touch. 85-95% D&H. CDL-A. 866-460-8464 or Apply gomartini.com

X-Ray Technician for Portable X-Ray Co Must be licensed in NY. Immediate opening. Excellent benefits.

Call Carl Kaminisky 1-800-972-9392

06447

06812

Retirement & health insurance benefits. The successful applicant will have excellent computer and people skills. Send resume to Town Clerk, Town of Cazenovia, 7 Albany St, Cazenovia, NY 13035

06807

Apply in person at: Camillus Ridge Terrace 2453 West Genesee Turnpike Camillus, NY 13031

Deputy Town Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Full-time position available.

06805

Searching for motivated individuals to join our team! Full-time day position available immediately for housekeeper needed in an elegant assisted living facility. Housekeeping experience preferred. Competitive pay and benefits available. Must have a good attitude, good attendance record, and enjoy the elderly.

SYSTEMS DEVELOPER - EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

03405

Full-Time

TOWN OF CAZENOVIA

06387

Housekeeper

06801

Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email cdorado@eaglenewsonline.com.

Real Estate Cottage For Rent

Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email cdorado@eaglenewsonline.com.

MANLIUS

new windows, new roof, new carpets, new bathrooms.

4 Quince St. Jordan-Elbridge | (315) 729-6520

SUBURBAN PARK APTS.

Handy?

Homes For Sale

06826

off street parking, $515 per month including utilities, lease and security required, no pets 673-2051

House For Rent

1 BDRM Caretakers Woodside Cottagew/garage and workshop.

4 miles west of Onondaga Hill, 469-4623

2 Bedroom House For Rent

Call 510-3569

duckcovecottages.com â&#x20AC;˘ (315)324-5854

St. Laurence River Rentals

06388

Duck Cove Cottages

06436

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

06824

Marcellus 1 Bedroom Apartment Available with

08369

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

Race St. Located near downtown Chittenango. Paved Driveway. Garage, washer/dryer hook-ups, requires 1 yr. lease. 2 bdrms. $775.00/month. Avail. Mid-April. No Pets. Call 687-3525.

06827

Upstairs of a Duplex Avail. 06821

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

1 BDRM: $ VUMt2 BDRM: $525+utl 06450

06631

apt in the Village of Hamilton. $600 plus utility. 315-824-3604

"COLONIAL IN MEADOWRIDGE"

4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths on Cul-de-sac. Eat in Kitchen - Livingroom/Diningroom - 1st flr office, Music Room or possible 5th Bedroom. Familyroom w/Fireplace. Hardwood flooring - newer roof, windows, and more. 2 Car Garage. Offered @ $228,000. MLS # S244679 -- Northfield Lane #7645

SHIRLEY HENNEBERG

BROKER ASSOCIATE CBR, CRS, GRI â&#x20AC;˘ HUNT R.E. ERA 100 E. Seneca St., Manlius, N.Y. 13104 â&#x20AC;˘ 315-682-3515 x 216

Oneida Housing Authority

Public Housing & Section 8 Assistance *CLEAN MODERN UNITS *SECURITY *AFFORDABLE HOUSING *FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE *NEAR DOWNTOWN ONEIDA *LAUNDRY ON PREMISES *FREE PARKING *ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION *HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY *IN-HOUSE ACTIVITIES *SNACK SITE *OVER 31 YRS IN BUSINESS

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

OPPORTUNITY

05308

NEWLY REMODELED APTS AVAIL MARCH 1ST

For Rent: 1 bdrm 1st floor

Need a good business location? This offering is for you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fix it, use it or sell it! Out of town seller will even help with financing! Three contiguous properties available with frontage near Carousel Mall; buy one or all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; good investment. --- or rent to own. 8,000 sf warehouse with retail space; 4 family house; 2 family house, large lot. ~ Broker 315.466.3819 ~

06794

Apartments For Rent

TDD/TTY: 1(800) 545-1833 Ext.800 oneidahousing@cnymail.com


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1-2-3 Room Offices Shared Secure Space

Service or Medical

315-637-2900

07598

06822

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

Winter Special Country Inn & Suites Route 20, Cazenovia

Please call for rates: (315)655-9101

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

06381

Village of Cazenovia

Pinecrest Manor Liverpool

Condo For Sale

06626

Apt For Rent

Service Directory Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email cdorado@eaglenewsonline.com. Home Improvement

WATERPROOFING D.R. WHITNEY, JR CONTRACTING

Firewood

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

Blacktop, Paving & Sealing

Valâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paving

04114

D.R. WHITNEY, JR CONTRACTING

Foundation Repair & Carpentry

Call Doug

727-8900

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

Year Round Service!

AGENCY

Snow Plowing

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AUTO â&#x20AC;˘ HOME â&#x20AC;˘ BUSINESS 6 Southgate Rd (off Rte 690 & 31)

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09686

GALLAGHER PAINTING, INC. www.Gallagher Painting Plus.net Color Consultation, Specialty Painting, Interior/Exterior, Walls, Ceiling & Plaster Repair Ins., Free Est. 415-8000.

Home Improvement

Bella Building & Remodeling

Hunt's Painting 20 Years Experience

Residential & Commercial We are a full service construction Co.

Demolition

Interior/Exterior Painting Staining & Pressure Washing

Bathroom Remodeling Starting at $3250

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

ADA modifications & Construction Basement & Attic Remodeling Additions, Porches, Garages & Deck. Free Est. Fully Insured. 315 679-2321

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06389

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05301

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

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Call 434-1988 ...to advertise in our childcare directory!

NOT your wallet! Attics, basements, garages, yards - almost anything!

Member of BBB

Since 1966

Gutters

Expert Clutter Removal We clean out your junk, Bruce 315-258-9365 315-730-6370

Huntington INSURANCE

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Insurance

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Year Round Service!

All Wood Rot Repairs

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

07546

House Jacking

Structural leveling and straightened

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

727-8900

House, camp, garage and porches

Garage Doors

727-8900

Driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, roads, curbing and sealing. Commercial / Residential Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Fully insured 457-3534, 439-6843 or 391-8920

07016

D. K. FIREWOOD

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04116

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04115

Basement Waterproofing

Placement Director

05306

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Jamie K. Sather 4650 Buckley Road Liverpool, NY 13088 (315) 451-2430 1-800-243-9300 Direct (315) 410-2212 Fax (315) 453-7336

REMODELING Additions, Kitchen, Bath, Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows, Decks, Porches, Painting, Basement Waterproofing, All Wood Rot Repairs

05297

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

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

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

Popular alternative to nursing home care thrives in CNY

Who would have dreamt that one of Central New York’s most popular alternatives to traditional nursing home care today originated nearly 30 years ago on the west coast of the United States? PACE CNY, Loretto’s popular Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, is based on the national PACE model created in 1973 to help the AsianAmerican community in San Francisco care for its elders in their own homes. It provided an innovative way to offer and coordinate a comprehensive array of medical services, physical and occupational therapies, nutrition, transportation,

respite care, socialization and other needed services using home care and an adult day setting. In 1994, Loretto determined that it would pursue development of a PACE program in Onondaga County. PACE CNY officially opened its doors on December 1, 1997, and has since expanded to include two full PACE Day Centers serving a current census of more than 400 enrollees. According to the National PACE Association, the typical PACE participant is over the age of 80, lives alone or with relatives, and requires help with personal care and with activities of daily living to maintain safety and security. The Interdisciplinary Team

Approach One of the unique aspects of PACE CNY is its interdisciplinary team approach to providing or coordinating care of those people who are nursing home eligible and are age 55 or older. Every weekday morning the team gathers for “Morning Meeting,” where they discuss any findings or concerns about each individual participant’s health and well being. Every participant has a team that manages their needs. The PACE CNY interdisciplinary team includes medical care from primary care physicians and nurse practitioners, and home care services from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certi-

fied home health aids. In addition, PACE CNY offers physical, occupational and massage therapies, as well as therapeutic recreation, day care, nutrition, medication management, transportation and case management staff services. Recent developments at PACE CNY In 2008, Loretto’s Forest View at Fayette opened to provide quality, low-cost housing for 14 older adults in Syracuse. PACE CNY provides supportive services for these residents to help them remain independent and living in the community for as long as possible. PACE CNY is now offering services at Loretto’s O’Brien Road Senior Apart-

PACE CNY, Loretto’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is now offering services at Loretto’s O’Brien Road Senior Apartments in the town of Van Buren. ments in the Town of Van daga County seniors and Buren that include thera- their loved ones, providing peutic recreation activities, quality care with a focus on a mid-day meal, a light independence and dignity. snack and companionship To learn more about in a safe and nurturing en- PACE CNY, please convironment. The program is tact Ginny Turley, PACE open to adults 55 and over CNY director of intake and in the area who are enrolled marketing, at 703-3656 in PACE CNY. or e-mail her at gturley@ Loretto’s PACE CNY lorettosystem.org or visit has positively impacted the pacecny.org. lives of hundreds of Onon-

Excellus BCBS awards hospitals $19 million for quality improvements Fifty-two upstate New York hospitals last year earned more than $19 million in quality improvement incentive payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. In the past two years, quality performance incentives from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield have exceeded $40 million. “By tying our payments to these hospitals to improvements in health outcomes and patient safety, we’re helping assure that our members and all others get the best quality care and the most value for their health care dollars,” said Carrie Frank, vice president of quality and health informatics at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Eight hospitals in Central New York participated in this program in 2010, including Community General Hospital, Cortland Regional Medical Center, Crouse Hospital, Massena Memorial Hospital, Oswego Hospital, Samaritan Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and SUNY Upstate University Hospital. “Working with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield complements our robust quality improvement program at Upstate University Hospital,” said James Legault, director of clinical practice analysis and infection control at SUNY

Upstate University Hospital. “The ability to combine our goals with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield works well for both organizations.” Launched in 2004, the HPIP program evaluates participating hospitals on more than 300 performance measures. Target outcomes are jointly agreed upon by each hospital and the health insurer using benchmarks established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Group, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and others. Four areas are targeted for improvement: Clinical Outcomes – Focused on improvements in heart attack care, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Patient Safety – Focused on reductions in hospital-acquired infections, improved medication reconciliation processes and National Quality Forum Safe Practices. Patient Perception of Care and Patient Satisfaction – Focused on a hospital’s use of a national survey tool. Efficiency – Focused on generics utilization, length of stay and readmissions. “Having a financial incentive to improve quality has resulted in participating hospitals consistently scoring higher

on CMS Quality Measures than hospitals whose payments are not at-risk,” said Frank. CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Relevance in upstate New York In 2007, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield issued a fact sheet on hospital-acquired infections which showed an estimated 19,500 upstate New Yorkers acquired an infection during a hospital stay in 2004 and nearly a thousand deaths were likely to have occurred as a result. The fact sheet, titled HospitalAcquired Infections in Upstate New York, is archived under the heading “Hospitals” in the News & Information section of excellusbcbs.com. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a nonprofit independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, is part of a family of companies that finances and delivers vital health care services to 1.7 million people across upstate New York. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides access to high-quality, affordable health coverage, including valuable health-related resources that our members use every day, such as cost-saving prescription drug discounts and wellness tracking tools in our Step Up program. To learn more, visit excellusbcbs.com.


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Seneca Federal: Navigating economic changes, same solid community foundation Katrina Russo, President â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CEO of Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association is very passionate about her community bank and its solid decision making. 2010 marked Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 83th year of providing financial services to communities within Central New York. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This milestone is rare in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial industry and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of it. Given the competitive environment and state of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy, within which Seneca Federal operates, the association is fortunate to have a dedicated staff of employees who continue to provide exceptional, personal customer service to our members. This dedication has proven to sustain us through many years,â&#x20AC;? Russo said. Russo continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The national economy has been marked by high unemployment rates, a rising number of foreclosures, declining home prices and contractions in business and consumer credit. The unemployment rate locally was slightly below the national average, which was 9.4 percent in December 2010.â&#x20AC;? She explained that in 2010, the association continued to have strong asset quality based on the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservative underwriting standards and diligent monitoring of delinquent and nonperforming loans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have remained committed to our charter of fostering homeownership during 2010 by originating over $12.4 million in residential mortgage loans,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our net interest income is above last yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; level and we have maintained liquidity while preparing our balance sheet for the risk of inflation, and

expanding our residential mortgage loan business as well as to invest in what management believes will be a future higher rate environment.â&#x20AC;? The associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating expenses are below last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level as a result of various factors including the completion of the final phase of the succession plan, developed by the board over four years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The succession plan was a slow, seamless process that was completed in mid 2010. We were able to navigate our own internal changes while also navigating all the various changes in the economy and banking regulations,â&#x20AC;? Russo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many small banks face a merger at the time executive and senior officers retire,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The continued viability of Seneca Federal is not only a tribute to the board, but also to the retiring officers and employees who provided others with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for the association to carry on for many more decades under the thrift charter and to this end we are very thankful to be given this opportunity entrusted to us.â&#x20AC;? Looking ahead to 2011, management remains committed to maintaining a steady course in carrying out the responsibilities entrusted to them by the board, as the merger between the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Office of The Comptroller of the Currency occurs in July of this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The extensive regulatory changes brought about by the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and

At left, Seneca Federal Savings President-CEO Katrina M. Russo and Wendy K. Bodnar, EVP-CFO. Consumer Protection Act in 2010 marks yet another transformation in banking activities, which can stretch the resources of small community banks,â&#x20AC;? points out Russo. Reform will be far reaching into such areas as Federal consumer protection law compliance, state law compliance, and Homeland Security Regulations. The regulatory burden is always disproportionately heavy for reputable lenders such as Seneca Federal as attempts are made by the federal government to police the dishonest few. Russo is emphatic that the See Seneca Federal, continued on next page

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Short-term rehabilitation gets you home again In a blink of an eye, Michelle Rurka’s life changed forever. On her way to visit her family in New Jersey, she hit a patch of black ice on the highway and lost control of her car. It flipped several times before resting on its roof. The impact of the crash broke her back. Once stabilized in t he hospit a l weeks later, she ch o s e Sy r a c u s e H o m e’s s h o r t term rehabilitation to help her recover from her injuries. “I am so grateful for the care I received at Syracuse Home. The therapists are well-trained, sup-

portive and committed to helping us return home to our families,” says Rurka. Syracuse Home’s comprehensive short-term rehabilitation has rapidly become one of Central New York’s most recommende d prog rams. Short-term rehabilitation

at Syracuse Home focuses on recovery by helping individuals build the strength, independence and confidence they need to return home. The professional rehabilitation therapies staff works with individuals with orthopedic conditions resulting from elective surgeries like hip or knee replacements or injuries such as multiple fractures resulting from accidents. Physical and occupational therapies develop skills that enable residents to l e a d i n d e p e n d e nt lives. “After my accident, I never thought I would walk again.

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Within three weeks of rehabilitation, I returned home. Words cannot describe how wonderful it felt to actually walk into my home. I can’t say enough about my experience. The nurses went above and beyond their normal duties to address my individual needs. I highly recommend Syracuse Home for

short-term rehabilitation,” says Rurka. Occupational therapies address muscle strength, range of motion, plus cognitive and visual skills that enhance every day activities. When appropriate, speech therapies address treatment and management of communication impairments as well as

swallowing disorders. Located on a beautiful 150-acre campus in historic Baldwinsville, Syracuse Home offers a full continuum of healthcare programs and services for seniors including; independent retirement living, assisted living, memory care, reSee Syracuse Home, continued on next page

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association will continue an ongoing commitment to educate and train its employees regarding new and changing compliance regulations to better assist both customers and noncustomers. She believes that it’s reassuring for members to know our officers and employees have the capability and initiative to successfully implement

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programs required by the complex regulatory environment. This ability is just as necessary as financial performance in keeping community banks viable as dictated by the federal examination process. Russo said, “The association remains continued commitment to the financial needs of our members re-

gardless of economic conditions here or nationwide. Whether the need is for home ownership (regardless of income level), home refinancing, auto loans and other consumer loans, business needs, or our community and charitable financial support, Seneca Federal will be here.”

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I can’t say enough about my experience at Syracuse Home. The nurses went above and beyond their normal duties to address my individual needs. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and cheerful. The therapists are well-trained, supportive and committed to helping us return home to our families. I highly recommend Syracuse Home for short-term rehab!

After my car accident, I never thought I would walk again. —Michelle Rurka of Baldwinsville

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