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Flooding at Youth Camp
7:11 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Camp Good Days Digging Out Instead of Comforting Sick and Dying Children, Families

Camp Good Days Cabin inundated with debris
Credit submitted photo

  Camp Good Days and Special Times in the Finger Lakes is having to cancel weeks of planned activities due to flooding.  

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Community
8:42 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Downtown Living Tour Lets You Use Your Imagination

Downtown Living
Credit Mark Bialczak

  It's been a few years since my dear wife Karen and I joined the brigade of Lookie-Lou's partaking in the annual Downtown Living Tour.

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PARKS
12:19 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Loop the Lake Trail Adds 2.5 Mile Extension

A panoramic view of Onondaga Lake from the new portion of the West Shore Trail.
Hannah Warren WAER News

The next time you’re passing by the New York State Fairgrounds on I-690 and you have some time to kill, think about stopping by the new Onondaga Lake Trail Extension.  Officials unveiled the 2.5 mile addition Sunday with an expo and a walk/run.   

WAER's Hannah Warren reports Syracuse-area trail-goers have been looking forward to the new space for quite some time.

The crowd gathering beside the Fairgrounds on Sunday morning was ready to move.  Everyone lined up beside the new trail entrance, which showcases panoramic views of Onondaga Lake, and it was off to the races. 

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Community
10:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

A Visit to Onondaga Lake Park Can Open Your Eyes

Skateboard Park
Mark Bialczak

If you've lived in the Syracuse area since the 1980s, it may never have crossed your mind to pull into the park that borders Onondaga Lake over there on the Liverpool side. Too many memories of chemical dumps when the Allied factory used to churn out its product in the big plant on the shore, right?

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
11:28 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife

The house at 678 W. Onondaga St. was built in 1880.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

The abandoned, boarded-up Syracuse house where Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum first met his future wife might finally have a brighter future via the land bank.  Syracuse common councilors Monday approved the sale of the tax delinquent house at 678 W. Onondaga Street to the land bank, which then could choose to sell it to the Baum Foundation.  Executive Director Kathleen DiScenna says the couple met in 1881.   She says his late niece Cynthia told her,

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