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Zoo to welcome original ‘Wild Kingdom’ host Jim Fowler Oct. 3

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will host, “Twilight at the Zoo Special Edition: A Life in the Wild with Jim Fowler.” The evening lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.

L’pool’s free summer concert series runs June 3 to Aug. 21

At least a dozen Syracuse Area Music Award-winners will perform this summer as part of the annual Liverpool Is The Place concert series. All concerts are free and take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Johnson Park, at the corner of Oswego and Vine streets, in Liverpool’s central business district.

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Lorenzo summer camp extended to two weeks

One week of artistic exploration and one of scientific exploration being offered

Lorenzo’s annual Rippleton Schoolhouse summer camp, where boys and girls ages eight through 12 experience a week of 19th century school days, is expanding to two weeks this year with one week focused on artistic creations and one week on scientific exploration. The camp will run two non-consecutive weeks, one at the beginning and one at the end of July.

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SAS holds first-ever Battle of the Bands at SRC Arena

Up-and-comers in the Central New York music scene will compete for prizes as well as the coveted title of “Best Band” this weekend, and they’ll support a good cause at the same time. Stand Against Suicide will host its inaugural Battle of the Bands on Saturday, April 20, at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bands begin competing at noon. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Eighteen bands will compete for a chance at the title as well as prizes.

Beaver Lake Nature Center - plenty to keep busy during spring break

Beaver Lake Nature Center's Spring Vacation Camp is the perfect way for first through fourth graders to spend spring break (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to 5).

Beaver Lake Nature Center – February activities

Winter break camp is underway this week

Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

B’ville students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Twenty students in the Baldwinsville Central School District received awards in the 2013 CNY Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by M&T Bank. More than 1,000 award-winning works will be on display at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College until March 1.

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WCNY launches campaign to promote local causes

WCNY has launched a new effort aimed at helping local nonprofits. “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” uses the public broadcast station’s many media resources and connections to promote causes near and dear to Central New York residents.

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The Molly Project seeks to comfort women with cancer

More than 20 years after losing her mother to cancer, Kristin Atkinson is channeling her grief into helping other women. Atkinson of Cicero, Kristin Johnson of Cicero and Tara Polcaro of North Syracuse started The Molly Project as a way to provide comfort to women affected by cancer and their families. Named after Atkinson’s late mother, The Molly Project got its start a year ago when Johnson’s sister called her, looking for a way to help a co-worker with cancer.

Beaver Lake Nature Center February 2013 events

Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

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B’ville students selected for All-County

Twenty students from the Baldwinsville Central School District have been selected to perform in the Junior High All-County Music Festival, to be held Jan. 26.

Judging begins for CNY Scholastic Art Awards

Judging began this week for the annual Central New York Scholastic Art Awards, the largest annual student art competition in the United States.

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Caz McDonald’s displays college student art

Visual communications students present advertising concepts for chewing gum

Student work from Cazenovia College’s Advanced Advertising Design class is currently on display at the Cazenovia McDonald’s Restaurant.

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Local family releases book highlighting region, cuisine

Cazenovia local Karl Zinsmeister and his children, Kate Harvey and Noah Zinsmeister, recently saw the publishing of a new storytelling cookbook they compiled, titled “Finger Lakes Feast.”

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Caz College students design holiday cards for CRIS

Three designs to be sent to CRIS-CAT volunteers

Students in Dan Salamida’s illustration class at Cazenovia College designed holiday cards for Community Resources for Independent Seniors to send to people who volunteer for the CRIS-CAT program.

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