Community

NATURE'S BOUNTY
6:50 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Local Farmers Promise Plentiful Fall Harvest

Regional Farmers Market
Credit John Smith / WAER

The fall harvest season has finally arrived, along with the Harvest Moon, and Central New Yorkers can look forward to a bountiful produce selection as cooler weather sets in.  

Farmers gathered at the Syracuse Regional Farmers’ Market on Thursday to sell fruits and vegetables with the familiar tastes of fall.  Wayne Haas, of Farmer Haas in Onondaga, worked for the Syracuse Fire Department for 30 years and decided to farm his land when he retired:

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Assisted Living Month
5:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

A Look Into Camillus Ridge Terrace During Assisted Living Month

Yesterday's Cafe at Camillus Ridge Terrace gives resident's a place to relax and socialize.

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.

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Community
10:36 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Golden Harvest Festival Draws a Crowd to Beaver Lake

Golden Harvest Festival in Baldwinsville's Beaver Lake Nature Center
Hannah Warren/WAER News

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.

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NY State Fair
6:58 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Taste New York Introduces Fairgoers to Local Products and Produce

Taste New York offered tastings of unique products made and grown in the state
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

The New York State Fair is serving up moonshine and other local goods this year—thanks to the “Taste New York” exhibit…creating an inaugural tasting trail.

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Veteran's housing
6:33 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build

Volunteers raise the first pre-fab wall for Scott Brennens new home.
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER

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:


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