Former Marcellus teacher shares stories of a life in the wilderness
Anyone who lived in Marcellus in the 1960s and 70s probably still remembers Bill Moran, the former teacher and bookstore owner. Moran left CNY for good in 1977 to pursue a life in the Montana wilderness, where he has led an unconventional life for more 35 years.
When it came time to name the first Erie Canal Ambassadors, New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton knew exactly where to look.
More than 400 volunteers are hard at work to ensure that this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is just as good as, if not better than, the last.
Families can fish, shoot skeet and learn all about the outdoors at the annual Sportsmen’s Days this weekend at Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge.
Live music, country art, food, games and raffles will be featured at the annual Amberations Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Otisco Lake Community Center in Amber. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an invasive lake species workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Skaneateles YMCA, 97 State St. The event will feature Asian clam and hydrilla identification, prevention and monitoring, and will be free and open to the public.
First meeting will toheld at Fayetteville Free Library
Travel experts Don and Mary Merritt, of Marcellus, have started a free travel club to bring together people interested in travel and learning about travel.
New additions seek to broaden audience appeal
The 33rd year of the Skaneateles Festival started off last week with a fundraiser at a lakeside mansion, an informative collaborative event at the Barrow Art Gallery and the first of five concerts at Brook Farm — and every event was filled with excited attendees.
Step back into the Erie Canal era this weekend when the Camillus Canal Society hosts its annual Towpath Days, now in their 20th year. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Road.
On July 21, the Camillus Canal Society dedicated two large limestone monuments, originally used on the canal, containing bronze plaques recognizing the efforts of those who were responsible in funding and providing support to the 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct restoration project.
The first annual Conservation Day on the Farm sponsored by the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Rohe Farm on 4207 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. The public is invited to attend.
What was expected to be a simple bicycle ride to raise funds to support cancer survivors has received so much Skaneateles community support during the past three months that organizers have decided to make the event an all-day community festival. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the grass field fronting the Skaneateles American Legion Robert J. Hydon Post 239 on Jordan Road, the public is invited to enjoy local food and drinks and live music while also supporting the ride and its participants.
New Yorkers love their parks, and Parks & Trails New York is giving them more ways to show it with the launching of the “I Love My Park Because” photo contest. It runs through Aug. 31.
Grandparents are invited to fish with their grandchildren at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery this summer.
Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon to support Carol M. Baldwin Fund
Eric Prager, co-owner of Endurance Monster in Skaneateles, decided to start what he hopes will become an annual athletic event and celebration in memory of his mother, Carol Prager, who fought breast cancer for many years. “I really want to make this an event, not just a race,” Prager said of the upcoming Gillie Girl’s Sprint Triathlon, to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY.