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Major TV Network Casting Syracuse Area Cougars Who Date Young Vibrant Men

A major TV network and studio is currently casting for a new series that films in November. They are searching for Syracuse area women who date younger men. According to a post on the Syracuse CraigsList page, this network is searching for cougars. They posted specifically in the Syracuse page, but would take women from Utica, Rome, Rochester, and all over New York:

First Look: Let this new Italian market in Lakeland do the cooking and become the hero of Sunday dinner

(In First Look, we pay a quick visit to a new restaurant or bar in Central New York to give readers an idea of what to expect. Our food critics might visit these places eventually and give us their take, but we want to highlight what’s new in our area. If you know of a new place, send an email to or call/text me at 315-382-1984. If I take your suggestion, I just might buy you a meal.)

Here are the best places to pick apples in Central New York

CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — Whether you’re a fall enthusiast looking to up your apple pie game, or you’re looking for a fun family activity for your kiddos, apple picking is a great way to enjoy what Central New York has to offer. Here is a list of local apple orchards offering U-pick apples and much more.

‘Where are we gonna go now?’ Saying goodbye to The Blue Tusk after 26 years

Syracuse, N.Y. — At The Blue Tusk this week, a lot of grown men were crying in their beers. “I’m going to miss the beer and the place of course,” said regular Paul Chwalek while standing with a group of friends at the Armory Square bar during a lunch hour. “But mostly it’s the people here. I didn’t know a lot of them when I first came here, and now, with some of them, we’ve been friends for 20 years.”

Food truck battle to bring largest gathering of mobile eats to fairgrounds

The Syracuse Food Truck Association will host it's first "Food Truck Battle" this Saturday at the state fairgrounds, but this isn't your typical food truck event. This idea started with a goal to have Syracuse area food trucks compete against Rochester area trucks this Saturday. But organizers with the Syracuse...
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Sportsman's Day returning to Elbridge with fishing, hunting, more

The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs has announced the return of Sportsmen's Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. The event will offer a sampling of outdoor activities for all ages, including fishing, trapping, hunting, orienteering, birds...

Finger Lakes SPCA to hold Howl-O-Ween Pet Walk in Skaneateles this October

AUBURN. N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY will bring back the Howl-O-Ween Pet Walk and Parade on Sunday, October 10 this year. The annual event couldn’t take place in 2020 due to the pandemic, but now it’s coming back better than ever to raise funds for the animal shelter. The walk will span three miles in Skaneateles, and will end at the Austin Park Pavilion.

Get lost in the adventure

From the moment he arrived at Trinity Valley Dairy Farm, Henry Donah, 10, was jumping with excitement. “I want to get lost in the corn maze,” Donah said Saturday, opening day for the maze in Truxton. Tagging along with his best friend, Jace Martin, 11, the boys planned to run ahead of the rest of the family to be the first to finish this year’s maze game.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It’s a dinner worth repeating from Ben Cardinale

The brick was misplaced, but well-deserved at the time. Ben Cardinale won the Wingate Award back in 1961 as a Lafayette High School senior. “It typifies scholarship, character and sports,” he said. “Don’t hold me to it, but I think it’s a PSAL citywide award.”. He was a basketball letter-winner...
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Marcellus nature center announces virtual 5K

Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus will hold its sixth annual 5K Run for the Woods virtually between Sept. 22 and Oct. 6. Participants can sign up and run or walk at a time or place that works best for them. There is also an optional 5K course at the center, 4077 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Participants will then upload their times and compete for prizes.
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Auburn McDonald's locations close in-person dining

Customers walking up to the doors at Auburn's two McDonald's restaurants are now being greeted by signs letting them know that orders will be limited to takeout, drive-thru or delivery. The restaurants on Grant Avenue and Genesee Street have temporarily closed their seating areas for dining. Customers can still come...
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Ormie King: Remember Auburn's legendary playground floats?

Wednesday is the first day of autumn, so before we say goodbye to summer, here are a few final summertime photos for you to enjoy. Who could forget those playground parades at the end of summer, when everyone worked so hard constructing and decorating their floats? Then all the kids would dress up in costume and ride so proudly through downtown, representing their special playground. It sure was a great way to end our summer vacations before school started up again. Enjoy!