According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.
Learning opportunities and appreciation for the gardens
Clinton bed among items to be on auction
Learn the art of maple sugaring
For most people, Valentine’s Day calls for last minute stops to local flower and candy shops. For others, the holiday is a target date for an entirely different purpose, yet still yields sweet results: maple syrup.
Linda Boehm is thrilled to be part of a growing community of women business owners in the village of Jordan.
The fundraising totals are in for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Chicken BBQ, a joint effort of Marcellus’ four churches.
The Octagon House of Camillus will hold its annual Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. A community event where there is something for everyone, it helps start the holiday season in Camillus.
St. John’s Episcopal, St. Francis Roman Catholic, Marcellus First Presbyterian and Marcellus United Methodist Church have again formed a partnership to help with the current Interfaith Build of Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.
Dave Peek and his wife, Michelle, bought their home on Kastor Avenue in the village of Camillus with plans to fix it up. They couldn’t have planned for what happened next. “The second we had our daughter, Sarah, there were a lot of medical complications, and life just changed,” Dave Peek said. “All of our priorities changed.”
The Marcellus Open Air Market opened Thursday, June 7, in Marcellus Park. Throughout the summer, the Eagle Observer will interview farmers and other vendors at the local market to find out what’s in season and what’s in store for the coming months.
Looking for a different kind of summer camp experience for your kids this summer? Look no further than REACH CNY’s Camp Green Teen, a day camp for 10- to 15-year-olds based at Liverpool Community Church. The camp is aimed at helping teens make healthy decisions for themselves and their surroundings and making them aware of the many unique facets of the Central New York environment, according to program coordinator Christina Mills. The camp’s activities are almost too numerous to mention. They range from a visit to the Onondaga Lake restoration site to fishing to an egg drop to a zipline and ropes course to discussions about healthy eating and local food. “We’re doing so much,” Mills said. “It’s all about having fun and learning, too. We’re going to be doing very active learning.”
Marty’s Barn Cellar, located at the corner of Route 5 and Kingston Road in Elbridge, will host its fourth annual Hot Diggity Dog Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Stop by for free Hofmann hot dogs and refreshments.
Sunflower seeds are available at GCCC member businesses (look for the door decal) and Camillus Town Hall, 4600 W. Genesee St.
On Monday, Sept. 26, the village of Marcellus Board of Trustees awarded bids for its composting project, set to be completed by the first of the year.