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Fulton Block Builders Seeking Volunteers For 2022

FULTON – The Fulton Block Builder (FBB) program has many opportunities for people to serve their community. 2022 will be FBB’s sixth year and, with excitement and pride in the city growing, more neighborhood involvement is expected. Work is being done in every Ward and many people are already contacting...
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Schools are banning ‘Squid Game’ Halloween costumes as kids mimic the chilling show at recess: ‘It is inappropriate’

Searches for retro track suits and white slip-on Vans are spiking as “Squid Game” fans hunt for Halloween costumes inspired by the wildly popular Netflix series — but the looks will not be welcome everywhere. Principals at three New York elementary schools outside Syracuse are cracking down on “Squid Game”-related...

Meet the CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Ko

Submitted by Donna Newman for the Central New York SPCA. Ko is one sweet, happy, unique dog. She came to the shelter when her family could no longer care for her. She’s a medium-sized mixed breed dog, about four years old and forty pounds. (She looks like a puggle mix – a beagle, pug, and who knows what else!)

Cazenovia Local Celebrity Chef Gives Kudos To Area Restaurant On TV

It isn't every day that some restaurants in the area hear their name on national television. It also isn't every day a very recognizable chef boasts about you either. Nearly two weeks ago Anne Burrell made her way back to her hometown in Central New York of Cazenovia to be married. Even though she has risen to much success, she has much pride in her hometown and the Syracuse area in general. That was pretty evident when you see the cake from her wedding and all the small nuances too. One of those nuances was the food, and Burrell was not shy about making sure everyone across the country knew how good it was.

Syracuse-based clothing store looks to promote local looks

The last two years have not been kind to many in retail, but there are some that have been able to thrive. In a day and age where many businesses are facing hard times, Jamel Newsome and his brand are at the top of their game. “Mastermind is bigger than...
Citizen Online

Maurillo: Animal population control in Auburn

Due to the high number of responses I received from last month’s column, "Pet abandonment and overpopulation in Auburn," I thought it best to follow up with some controversial spay-and-neuter stats and some local support for the prevention of unwanted litters and animals in Auburn. Unfortunately, this does not directly address issues of why humans do these things to innocent animals. It does address overpopulation prevention and overpopulation's effect on the increased potential for abandonment, abuse, neglect, unwanted litters and the feral population. Euthanasia has not worked to limit or control pet overpopulation, diminish kill shelters or reduce homelessness. Spaying and neutering does.

African Student Union hosts Met Gala-themed fashion show

Rip the Runway, put on by the African Student Union, returned to in-person this year with live performances from a poet, singers, and dance troops along with the runway festivities. Models strutted and danced their way down the center of Syracuse University’s Goldstein Auditorium to a nearly sold-out audience of 420.

Syracuse's Brady Market provides job training, healing program

Keonna Yearwood is a chef at the Brady Market in Syracuse. She’s been cooking for 12 years and specializes in vegan and vegetarian meals. “That has always been my motto,” said Yearwood. “It’s not a privilege to eat healthy, it’s a right. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live healthier lives.”
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Gallery: Auburn hosts New York State Weightlifting Championships

Competitors gathered from all over New York state on Saturday to partake in the New York State Weightlifting Championships at the Auburn Holiday Inn. The event, hosted by Swagler Strength and Performance, included several divisions such as youth, juniors open and masters for both male and female. Cash prizes were awarded to the best male and female lifters.

Camp Hollis Continues 75th Anniversary Celebration With New Video Project

The 75th anniversary celebration of Camp Hollis continues with a new video showcasing the camp, its history and the impact it has had on the children of Oswego County. Friends of Camp Hollis, which provides support to the camp, planned a variety of activities in honor of this milestone. Unfortunately, an in-person gathering scheduled to take place at the camp has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.