A letter to the editor from the Feb. 26, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
Five years after he graduated, Shane Aaserud carried his bass back into Skaneateles High School and spent the day in the orchestra room with teacher Karen Veverka and a group of young musicians.
Local fire departments, boy and girl scouts, church congregations, postal workers, bakeries and rotary clubs all have one thing in common. All these organizations contribute donations to the Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry. Operating for more than a decade, the food pantry is a local success story, demonstrating how a community can come together to help its less fortunate members year after year.
If people could really understand what has happened to the finances of their local school districts, they would be scared, worried — or so outraged that they would march to Albany and shout until they were heard.
While the world’s best figure skaters took to the ice in Sochi, New York State’s best were gathering at the Lake Placid Olympic Center for the Empire State Games recently.
The Skaneateles Town Board discussed two potential future projects to improve the park in Skaneateles Falls, at its Feb. 20 meeting.
The Skaneateles School Board will discuss entering into a contract with the Weedsport Central School District to share business manager services at its next meeting.
Third-period rally pushes Auburn past Skaneateles, 2-1
In a span of less than six minutes, what looked like the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team's first Section III Division II championship in six years was undone - and by its biggest rival, no less.
Girls 4x200 relay team breaks decade-old school record
Each of the stars on the Skaneateles indoor track and field team found themselves heading back to SRC Arena one more time this winter for last Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifier. Only the top two finishers in each event were guaranteed possible berths in next Saturday’s state meet, which will be held again at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
Skaneateles to face Auburn, seeks first title since '08
Six years since it last reigned over the Section III Division II ranks, the Skaneateles ice hockey team would have to climb through its hungry neighbor and rival to reclaim the throne.
Skaneateles unable to keep up with Utica-Notre Dame
Toughened up by the competition it had faced all winter long, the Skaneateles girls basketball team sought a landmark victory, but only met with frustration. Utica-Notre Dame, the no. 4 seed and defending champions, dashed the no. 4 seed Lakers’ dreams in a 71-40 defeat during Tuesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal.
Lakers unable to solve Utica-Notre Dame defense in 68-32 defeat
With one big road win tucked away in the Section III Class B playoffs, the Skaneateles boys basketball team went after more. The no. 11 seed Lakers, who ousted no. 6 seed Phoenix in the opening round, went to no. 3 seed Utica-Notre Dame for Tuesday’s Class B quarterfinal and, at the least, hoped that it could make the Jugglers sweat a bit while defending its home court.
On the Move
Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn’t just harmful to your health, it’s so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.
Along the Lakeshore column from the Feb. 19, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
According to the 2010 National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s), “Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment” report: “heating equipment was involved in an estimated 57,100 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments.” These fires caused 490 deaths, 1,530 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
The Spafford Town Board authorized the hiring of a new attorney and code enforcement officer at its Feb. 13 meeting.
Skaneateles pounds Clinton, 58-31, in Class B sectionals
A massive challenge greets the Skaneateles girls basketball team as it will try to upend defending champion Utica-Notre Dame in Tuesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal.
Janes hurt; Gray gets sixth-place finish at 182 pounds
All concerns about how the Skaneateles wrestling team would fare during Saturday’s Section III Division II championship meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena became trivial during the quarterfinal round.
Lakers shake off late-season struggles with sectional win
Maybe that three-game losing streak the Skaneateles boys basketball team went through at the end of the regular season meant nothing at all. For when the Section III Class B playoffs got underway Friday night, the no. 11 seed Lakers were reborn, as it went to no. 6 seed Phoenix and, by playing well down the stretch, pushed past the Firebirds 53-49.
Skaneateles officials discuss rate increase
While a snowy winter means more time and money is spent clearing the roads, an especially cold winter will have a significant impact on home power bills. Local officials discussed an anticipated rate increase on upcoming power bills at the Feb. 12 village board meeting.