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HONEYWELL SUMMER SCIENCE WEEK
1:42 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Science Camp at the MoST Engages Middle Schoolers With Onondaga Lake

Middle schoolers take a cruise of Syracuse's Inner Harbor and Onondaga Lake as part of Honeywell's Summer Science Week at the MoST.
Credit Sarah Brechbill / WAER News

Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology, or the MoST, is underway this week.   It began with water sampling and plant and wildlife monitoring, with a special boat navigating the waters of Onondaga Lake.

 “I’m happy to be with you today for the Honeywell Most Summer science week. I’m going to help you identify birds today.”

70 middle schoolers from around the area were on board the boat… identifying birds…

 “look at him! Look out for the ostrich and the eagles”

Getting close and personal with some of the fish…

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Vera House Annual Report
9:13 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services

Vera House annual report details range of services, grant and fundraising totals.
Credit verahouse.org

  People might want to page through the annual report for Vera House just released today...not to find financial or business information, but to find a wider range of services than many people know the offer.  Executive Director Randi Bregman would like to have people broaden their perspective should they ever need any kind of help for themselves, family or friends regarding relationship violence or sexual abuse. 

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA
10:52 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the medical marijuana bill into law with help from Amanda Hauser. Her mother Mary Anne looks on from behind; to right is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Credit Gov. Cuomo's office

New York is now the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.

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Erie Canal Trail
10:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

A Different Way to Traverse the Erie Canal: Veteran Through-Hiking It

Scott Armstrong plans to walk the entire Erie Canal trail this summer.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  The last time we brought you stories about the Erie Canal we were following bicyclists making the journey from Buffalo to Albany. This Fourth of July weekend we found the story of a man who’s traversing the same route – on foot.  Scott 'Atlas' Armstrong is a veteran who injured his back in the Army…but finds he can hike long distances.  And he finds the Canal can be an entry for others into hiking because it’s mostly flat.

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ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO AT 100
6:43 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Zoo Visitors Encouraged to Help Endangered Species' Native Habitats

The fundraiser supports conservation efforts for animals in the wild like the Asian Elephant.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is hoping visitors get in the spirit of their centennial celebration by supporting some of the animals’ native habitats.  Friends of the Zoo has launched a fundraising effort called “100 cents for 100 years” to conserve endangered species.  In exchange for a donation of a dollar or more, guests will receive a unique zoo wrist band.  Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini says they want to do greater good beyond our borders.

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