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8:38 am
Wed April 30, 2014

A Trip to Chuck Hafner's Garden Center Colors Countless Yard Possibilities

Chuck Hafner's Garden Center
Credit Mark Bialczak

The nursery is so wide they've split the front sign into two installments.

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Senior Community Needs
12:45 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Seniors Speak Out about Transportation, Nutrition, Lament Closed Downtown Senior Center

Common Councilor Nader Maroun moderates panel on senior needs in community
Credit Ashley Siu/WAER News

Public transport was one of many topics discussed at the Ida Benderson Seniors Action group forum where seniors addressed their needs. Drucilla Adams has a tough time walking up hills and has been affected by a change in bus routes.

“When there’s no bus, I can’t get there unless someone picks me up.  I’m concerned because I know it’s a university section but we still are in the area and we still need some transportation on the weekends.  I don’t go anywhere on weekends; I’m like in jail.” 

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Community
8:43 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Add Sun, Fun People and Sips of Red and White, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Tour Sparkles

Goose Watch next to Cayuga Lake
Credit Mark Bialczak

Wine has never been my thing.

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WAER 88.3 FM
6:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

New, Modern Transmitter Powers WAER Into the Future

The transmitter is delivered to its home at Day Hall
Dan Gurzynski WAER News

Listeners on the fringes or weak spots of WAER's broadcast signal probably noticed a big change in recent days... they can actually hear us again!  The station recently  installed a new transmitter that brings our signal to it's FCC licensed 50,000 watts.   As radio equipment goes, WAER's old transmitter could no longer do the job, and was running at low power for months.  

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory

The front of the Babcock-Shattuck House facing E. Genesee St.
Scott Willis WAER News

A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation.  The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside.  Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall.   The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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