As you walk into the main lobby of Camillus Ridge Terrace, you’re immediately drawn to the view of a hallway with exterior facades of buildings. They have bright, pastel colored siding and windows. A peek inside reveal’s a beauty and barber shop and an old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. The neon lighting is reflected with a silver wall border. It’s a home away from home atmosphere that Administrator Josh Santiago says they strive to create. But the decision to live there or other facilities like it is not an easy one for residents or their families.
This past weekend kicked off the fall festival season here in Central New York with the annual Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The festival attracted crowds to Baldwinsville all weekend, despite the rain that lasted through Saturday afternoon.
Artist Thomas Lenweaver sold his paintings and prints at the event. He says that the crowds are an indication of the park’s support base.
Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. The process of raising the walls began Thursday, with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for Christmas.
Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. He explained the process that led him to seek aid from Habitat for Humanity: