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Life-Size “Candy Land” a Sweet Treat

Students enjoying spring break literally got into a classic board game Monday at the DeWitt Community Library. The library turned its “Friends Room” into a life-size version of Candy Land. Getting in the Game The librarians place colored squares along the floor, creating a game board for the kids. Each person spins a spinner, and moves […]

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A Unique Restaurant

By Aaron Avalos SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- In Lyncourt New York there is a special restaurant. Some consider it to be special because it serves two completely different types of food. Another reason why it is special is because of the employees that work there. A Mexican Affair and Anne Marie Rossi’s Pure Italian Pizza […]

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New Bakery Opens in Old Location

By Mary Ballinger EAST SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – For more than 50 years it was known as Fremont Bakery but on April 12 it became Sweet Indulgence. Jari Mallette and her daughter Jaci Jeter opened the doors of their new bakery to the community earlier this month. “This is our life. This what we have […]

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Fashion Designers Clothes Grace the Runway at Syracuse Fashion Week

By Kristen Canada SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-  Lisa Butler fell in love with fashion by watching her mother who was a fashionista.  Her mother inspired her so much that she got into the fashion industry. Lisa started designing and making custom wedding apparel like wedding, bridesmaid, and flower girl dresses. After a couple of years of […]

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As Radio Fades, One Voice Stays Strong

By Ariel Levin-Waldman, SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS)- The Clearchannel radio station is empty on a Sunday afternoon, the lights dim, save for one man in a back room. Step into Dr. Roosevelt Wright’s studio though, and you are instantly transported into a bygone era of radio. Wright isn’t just another radio personality however; he is the […]

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Dr. Rick deejaying his live radio show, "Old Skool Sunday's". © Mannie Holmes 2014

Local “Old Skool” Personality Keeps Radio Tradition Alive

By Mannie Holmes SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - Dr. Roosevelt “Rick” Wright walks into the Power 620 Station at Clear Channel every Sunday for his show, “Old Skool Sundays”. Between 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wright provides Central New York with something that has been recently disappearing in this country… live radio. “Somebody that worked in radio […]

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Baking to Build a Family

By Sadé A. Spence EAST SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Mother and daughter, Jari Mallette and Jaci Jeter, have turned their dessert catering company into a bakery business The mother-daughter duo spent the past three years catering parties, weddings, and showers with their delicious desserts. After they outgrew their single-oven, three- basin sink kitchen, they decided to fulfill […]

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High Fashion Hits Syracuse

Syracuse designer rocks the runway By Brent Sullivan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Lisa Marie Butler had a vision. A vision to combine her love for fashion with an awareness project aimed at wiping our hunger in Central New York. “I watched a documentary with my husband and was really touched. I thought I could […]

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Can Junk Food Make You Lazy?

By Mark Hazlett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - A new study at the University of California Los Angeles suggests that eating junk food can make you lazy. The researchers put two groups of rats on different diets for six months and observed the changes. Half of the rats ate a diet consisting of unprocessed foods, like […]

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Local Business Woman Creates Device to Improve Railroad Safety

By Anna Giles SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A portable light that comes in almost every shade of the rainbow is helping railroad workers stay safe when making repairs at night, according to a Syracuse entrepreneur. It’s called a Tilight and measures no more than five inches in length. Local Syracuse entrepreneur Mary Moran helped create the […]

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Smart Phone Thefts Have Doubled Over the Last Year

By Jordan D. King SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The amount of smart phone users continues to rise every day, and unfortunately so does the number of smart phones stolen. A recent consumer report estimates smart phone thefts have nearly doubled in the past year to over 3 million. And more than a million of those phones taken are never […]

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The Dollhouse on the Lake: A Pleasant Aurora

By Elizabeth Beeson AURORA, NY (NCC NEWS) - Aurora sits on the eastern shores of Cayuga Lake in central New York. A typical small town, Main Street is lined by a village bakery, hardware store and the local watering hole. Some visitors liken the pristine village of 800 to a “prettied up” dollhouse, but things haven’t […]

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Aurora’s Pleasant Return

By Maria Catanzarite AURORA (NCC NEWS) – American Girl founder Pleasant T. Rowland continues to incubate business development to Aurora, the lakeside village home to Wells College and Mackenzie Child’s pottery. Rowland returned to Central New York this past weekend to check on construction for her third inn on Main Street, the Rowland House. The 7-room bed […]

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Syracuse Fashion Week Spring 2014

By Annie Shim SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Cities like Paris, Milan, or New York City might be considered worldwide fashion hubs, but Central New York has its own style too. Syracuse Fashion Week for Spring 2014 was a success last week with nearly sold out tickets. The 411 The bi-annual fashion week showcased 14 local designers […]

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Beyond the Kitchen Cooking…

By Chenelle Terry SKANEATELES, NY (NCC News) — It went from a one-time farmhouse built in the 1800s, to a popular restaurant in the Skaneateles community– the 1820 House has been serving up locals since 2004. “These people are down to earth, they’re local people and they just want to provide a great meal,” said family […]

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Rabbi’s New Book Hopes to Start Healing Chapter for Readers

By Erin Jensen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — He started with a family anecdote about his grandson trying to tell time. “Grandpa Chuckles, the little hand is on a chocolate chip cookie.” Upon hearing the punchline, fifty or so people gathered at Barnes & Noble began to laugh. They were present to hear the rabbi speak […]

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Lyme Disease-Are You At Risk?

By Caroline Strange SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As the weather warms up in Central New York and people are out enjoying the sunshine, the New York State Health Department is warning of ticks that may be carrying Lyme disease. “Nearly half of the tick population in Central New York carries Lyme disease,” said Melanie Drotar, a […]

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Religious Attendance Still Low Amongst Youth

By James Gloria SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Conventional wisdom tells us that young people are cool. They always know what’s hip and trendy, and the general public should have its eye on what young people are doing in order to know what the next big thing is. That’s not necessarily the case, however, when it comes […]

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Upstairs,Downstairs at The 1820 House

By Jeffrey Tousey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — At the top of a hill, in the hamlet of Borodino, just a few miles outside the village of Skaneateles, sits an old farmhouse that was built in the year 1820. Working from home The two story structure is home to Rich Schreiner and Christie Hazelwood and their three […]

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Onondaga Lake on the Rise

A Central New York landmark By Will Gerhard LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - Located right in the center of the county which it shares its name with, Onondaga Lake spans roughly 5 square miles across the CNY landscape.  For years, however, it’s been the subject of severe pollution; it was once considered the most polluted lake in […]

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