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Humane CNY celebrates 50 years with casino night

‘Hearts for Homeless Animals’ takes place Feb. 12

For the past 50 years, Humane CNY has helped cats, dogs and even birds find their forever homes. Now, the shelter is inviting the community to celebrate its half-century milestone with a casino night.

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Girl Scouts to hold first Cookie Convention

Event to be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne

Local Girl Scouts will have a chance to flex their cookie-selling muscles next month at the inaugural Cookie Convention. More than 1,100 people have registered for the one-day event, which will be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne College, said Kim Dunne, media manager for Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, the regional Girl Scout council.

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NORAD’s Santa Tracker celebrates 60 years

Every family has its own holiday traditions—watching the same movies, getting out the same decorations, making the same recipes. For many families, one of those traditions is tracking Santa Claus’s progress on Christmas Eve using the Santa Tracker, which is provided by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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Don’t be fooled by non-approved Career & Technical Education programming

In recent years, many Central New York school districts and BOCES have answered the call and created CTE opportunities for their students.

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Transforming health care

CNY doctors learn about treating transgender youth

Many people experience anxiety before a visit to the doctor, but for transgender youth, that anxiety is amplified. There are few providers in Central New York who cater specifically to transgender populations, and some trans people have reported being harassed or turned away from seeking care.

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EDITORIAL: On National Adoption Day, remember the kids without homes

Babe Ruth. Jesse Jackson. Steve Jobs. Faith Hill. Nelson Mandela. These people might not seem like they have much in common, but there is one thing they share: all were adopted.

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A dog for Logen

Liverpool family raising money for autism therapy dog

Logen Hustedt wants a dog. It might not sound like such a noteworthy thing, a little boy wanting a dog. But Logen isn’t an ordinary little boy, and he’s not looking for an ordinary dog.

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North Syracuse teen with lymphoma gets her wish granted

Dakotah Russell’s two favorite animals are the giraffe and the dolphin. While these two creatures don’t share a habitat, they do share a place on the cake Tops Friendly Markets created to celebrate Dakotah’s wish coming true.

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Four grieving mothers help accomplish goal

CPR in Schools Law now in effect in NY

Dominic’s room in Queens is the same as it was when he left for college in 2009. He never lived in that room again – sudden cardiac arrest claimed his life on Oct. 5, 2009.

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The sleep factor: Local district investigates later start times

Some 86 percent of the nation’s high schools start before 8:30 a.m. That means that during the winter months, the majority of U.S. high schoolers head to school while it’s still dark outside. They’re getting up in the predawn hours to get ready, and most are doing it after getting much less than the recommended eight to nine hours of sleep.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Give Betty the love she’s been missing

Please give Betty what she’s been looking for — a loving, “furever” home! For more information, call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Give Zoe a chance at a happy home

Give Zoe a chance! Come and meet this beauty outside her kennel and see for yourself what a special girl she is. Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 for more information and visit us at cnyspca.org.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Small animals make great pets

Dodger is a 2-year-old male guinea pig who was surrendered because his owner had too many animals. Call the shelter at 454-4479 to learn more or check out our website at CNYSPCA.org.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Make your home Apollo’s Mt. Olympus

Come meet Apollo — your home could be his Mount Olympus! For more information call CNYSPCA at 454-4479, and check out more adoptable pets at CNYSPCA.org.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Cody, the canine cutie

Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 to find out more about adopting Cody the canine cutie!

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Popcorn and Snickers — perfect pets, not snacks

If you have it in your heart to give this sweet pair a “furever” home, come and visit Snickers and Popcorn today!

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Edgar hopes his patience pays off

Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 and learn more about adopting Edgar or one of his furry friends.

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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Loving Lena needs a home

Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 to learn more about adopting Lena or one of her furry friends.

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