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Reading made Sweet: Interactive Learning about Agriculture

Can you tell the difference between pure and table maple syrup? That’s the question Agricultural Subject Educator, Tess Southern, posed to a fourth-grade classroom one morning at DeRuyter Central. For many students in the room, it was the perfect time to take a break from multiplication and indulge in the sugary substance. Tiny hands shoot up to the ceiling and

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Green Lakes Center Offers Children a Unique Connection to Nature

The Green Lakes State Park Educational Center is closed on one dreary, cold morning of December, but that doesn’t keep Katie Mulverhill, environmental educator, from turning away the few people that trickle in to see what the building is all about. “Feel free to look around,” she says to one gentleman as she sits on a cushioned bench overlooking Green

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Cayuga Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

February 20, 2019 (Cayuga, NY)- The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County. The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition.

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Early Childhood Alliance Partners with Help Me Grow to Launch Help Me Grow Onondaga

Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has partnered with Help Me Grow to launch Help Me Grow Onondaga to offer help to parents whose children wrestle with health or developmental issues. All information will now be located in one, easy to access, centralized location: 211. “Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most important jobs we have as a

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Community Members Develop Friendships with Nursing Home Residents

$695,292 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties January 22, 2019—Melonie Unger fondly remembers celebrating her childhood birthdays each year with her grandmother. They would spend the day together shopping at her favorite department stores and eating at special restaurants. Now, Melonie devotes time during retirement to making new memories with her friend Shirley Beckeman, a resident

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New Otisco Lake Preserve Connects Community to Natural Beauty

Several cascading streams flow through a 36-acre preserve and into a lake below. A hiking trail passes through mature forest and descends steeply to the water’s edge. Along the lake’s shore, visitors will find a flat point flanked by rugged shale cliffs. This new nature preserve, found along Otisco Lake, might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the

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A New Safe Haven for Youth in Madison County

It’s Wednesday and BRiDGES is holding its monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied LGBTQIA youth support group at its headquarters in Madison County. Laughter instantaneously fills the room while conversations are sprinkled in throughout. For many of the young people that frequent the center, today is a day to be carefree in a

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