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Loranzo State Historic site
12:11 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Lorenzo Driving Competition Brings Touch of History to Cazenovia

Horse and period carriage at Lorenzo Driving Competition
Hannah Warren/WAER News

About 100 horses and their owners turned out this weekend for the Lorenzo Driving Competition.  The annual Cazenovia event features horses and carriages that are judged.  The event also shows off the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.  The Lorenzo House was reopened after renovations.  It was the 38th year of the competition.

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IMMIGRATION CRISIS
11:50 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children

Credit npr.org

Syracuse  Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.  In a release, she says the City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe. Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children.  She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening.  The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.  More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren

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BUILDING CLOSURES
1:19 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Water Main Breaks Close Civic Center, Chase Building Downtown

Syracuse Water Dept. workers repair a water main break at the intersection of E. Jefferson and Montgomery Streets that closed the Civic Center.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga County officials today announced that the Onondaga County Civic Center will close to the public and most employees today as of 12:30 due to the loss of potable water and sanitary services after being impacted by a nearby water main break. 

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CRAFT BEER
1:47 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Local Brewery Hopes to be a Model for Growing Industry

Sen. Chuck Schumer reveals the bottle that could soon hold beer grown from ingredients grown by Empire Brewing Co. on its farm in Cazenovia. Owner David Katleski is at left.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A popular craft brewery in Armory Square hopes to bottle its beer for the first time in its 20-year history with an expanded farm and bottling facility in Cazenovia.   Empire Brewing Company owns 22 acres of land off Route 13, and wants to grow the hops and barley there to make more beer in order to meet increasing demand. 

     

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Hawley Green Open Houses
4:47 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

New Business Owners in Hawley-Green Optimistic About Struggling Neighborhood

A brightly-colored exterior of the Wine @ 105 shop shows some of the investment and business growth that's going into the area.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Three relatively new businesses in the Hawley-Green Neighborhood of Syracuse held a joint ‘open house’ today to gain a little more exposure.  The business owners see the once-struggling area as ‘on the way up.’  They also got a bit of a helping hand to be part of the area’s revitalization.  Tim Ahart owns the Wine at 105 store…and feels they opened at the right time.

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