Bellevue Height’s New Playground Helps Children Learn through Play

When we watch children playing together on a playground, we see smiling faces, laughter and enjoyment as they climb obstacles, push swings and slide. But what we can’t see as easily is the critical development naturally taking place. “A child’s physical, social, emotional, and language development plays a critical role in his or hers success at school,” said Susan LaFex,

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Seven Local Groups Start the Leadership Classroom

December 6, 2017 – Thirty representatives from local community groups have begun an eight-month intensive training program through the Central New York Community Foundation. The Leadership Classroom (TLC), an initiative of the Community Foundation, conducts interactive training sessions to enhance the skills and leadership capacity of residents who are or want to be active in improving their neighborhoods. Upon completion

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Local Boxer Brings New Meaning to Heart Health Education and Awareness

Srdan Lukic may have fallen into the sport of boxing by accident, but it was his fighting mentality instilled in him at birth that would ultimately lead him to a bigger mission in life: raising heart health awareness and educating others in the Central New York community. Lukic was born in Bosnia with a congenital heart defect (CHD), transposition of

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Florida Residency: It Doesn’t Have to Change NYS Charitable Giving

By Marion Hancock Fish, Esq. Fall is here and Central New York snowbirds are making travel plans to flee the Empire State. While weather is certainly one reason to fly off to Florida, many snowbirds are heading south for another reason – to establish or maintain their non-New York residency for tax purposes. Recent changes in the law have reduced

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PULASKI FUND IN FINAL PUSH TO REACH $15,000 GOAL

November 16, 2017 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee has raised more than $11,000 toward its fundraising goal of $15,000. With one month remaining to raise $4,000 by December 15, the Advisory Committee is working hard to meet its goal in this final stretch. Doing so will make the Fund eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant

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Jordan, NY Resident Leaves Estate Gift to Local Charities

In Cayuga and western Onondaga counties, children will have additional reading opportunities, more stray animals will find safe shelter and happy homes and residents will enjoy a vibrant parade. All of this thanks to the new Melvin E. Brown Fund at the Central New York Community Foundation; this fund was established by its namesake, a long-time Village of Jordan resident.

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Connecting Southside Residents with Employment and Success

Walking into the Community Connections Center of the Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center, one is greeted with cheerful blue walls and green plants, new computers and a billboard filled with local job postings. This optimistic center holds two workspaces that serve as the home for PEACE, Inc.’s career preparation services. Here, Southside residents can view job openings and

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