As we enter the New Year, many of us are pledging to get healthier — to lose weight, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables. But possibly the healthiest resolution, and one of the most enduring, is to quit smoking. But given that tobacco kills more people every year than alcohol, car accidents, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, fire and AIDS combined, wouldn’t it be better never to start?
If you were planning to participate in Gazella's annual fun run on Tuesday (New Year's Day) they have changed to event to free indoor classes instead due to the inclement weather.
The Skaneateles Town Board and Skaneateles Recreation Charitable Trust have reached agreement to resolve their longstanding dispute over ownership of certain YMCA assets.
Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center has announced the availability of a number of new swimming lessons, programs and training courses to be held starting in January 2013.
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center is offering an array of youth programs during the school break in December. The programs are open to both Y-members and the general public.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York will officially open the doors to its new Ronald McDonald House this month.
In Central New York, 13 volunteers from the Red Cross CNY Chapter left Syracuse Wednesday afternoon for the Red Cross operational headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., where they will receive their deployment assignments
The class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Red Cross Central New York Chapter, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse.
On Oct. 18, Cornell Cooperative extension will hold a training session to teach anyone with basic computer skills how to use iMapInvasives New York, the complete invasive species database for the state. iMap reports new finds of invasive species and offers downloadable public maps which serve as an important tool for land managers, conservation agencies and municipalities.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Escape from the Judge swim race, part of the annual SkanRaces Labor Day race weekend, took place on Skaneateles Lake at Clift Park. Yearly participant Summer Schmitt, of Syracuse, was this year’s winner, after a close duel to the finish line against second place finisher Joshua David Lacey, also of Syracuse.
Pete Earley, an award-winning author and journalist, will present his book, “Crazy: A Father's Journey Through America's Mental Health Madness,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cayuga County, Earley’s talk will describe his attempts to help his son after he is denied mental health treatment during a psychotic break and arrested.
The theme for this year’s Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department’s Labor Day parade will be cancer awareness, parade chair Paul Jones informed the Skaneateles Town Board last week. Carol Baldwin, founder of the Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, will be the guest of honor and ride in the department’s parade, schedule to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The full schedule of Field Days events is listed below.
The annual SAVES fundraiser “Fun in the Sun” is now in full swing. The grand prize this year is $5,000 with additional prizes like dinner cruises, savings bonds and $50 gift certificates.
The Skaneateles Lake Association recently received a $10,000 donation from the family of a deceased local man who loved the lake and would have wanted to help preserve its purity and character. The money, officially called the David “Lee” Hardy Memorial Fund, will be used for education and stewardship programs to help keep invasive species out of Skaneateles Lake.
Every member of the Skaneateles Lake Association is special because every member has committed to be a part of an organization of citizens concerned with Skaneateles Lake — maintaining it as a supply of pure water and keeping it clear for its beauty and the enjoyment of all who live on the lake and in the lake area and all who visit the area contributing to the village economy.