Arts & Culture
6:16 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way

Bicyclists on the last day of Cycling the Erie Canal ride along the Mohawk River toward the Hudson and Albany.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The Cycling the Erie Canal bike trip ended this past weekend.  Parks and Trails New York organized the 15 annual event.  A wide variety of people participated from 36 states and several other countries.

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4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

How to Beat the CNY Heat

Onondaga County Health Department warns summer’s hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illness.
Credit Onondaga County Health Department's Web Site

With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat.  Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick.  Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.

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Local News
6:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Bryant and Stratton Helps Students Get a Better Start

A medical classroom at Bryant and Stratton College.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

Bryant and Stratton’s “Employability Week” is giving Central New York students a look into the minds of employers and how they can improve their chances of being career-ready upon graduation.  The college’s Kristen Aust says many students are interested in…and are preparing to enter the field of medicine and allied health. 

She says  Syracuse has become a mainstay for several medical and health insurance companies.

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Cycling Erie Canal
7:07 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Canal Ride Day 8: Cycling Along the Mohawk, Hudson Rivers to the Finish

Riders prepare for the eighth and final day of Cycling the Erie Canal, at a park in Scotia
Chris Bolt/WAER News

The final day's ride of Cycling the Erie Canal had a lot of opportunity to enjoy views of the water, rivers, locks and waterfalls, all along nicely maintained public bike and recreation trails.  

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Cycling Erie Canal
5:59 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Canal Ride Day 7 Parallels Mohawk River, Native American History

Jesuit Shrine to the Martyrs is ntional Shrine to Kateri Tekakwitha, recently sainted.
Chris Bolt/WAER News

The next-to-last day of Cycling the Erie Canal might have been called Native American day.  The ride started in Canajoharie, a Mohawk word describing a feature of the Canajoharie Gorge.  Much of the day's cycling was back on the Erie Canalway trail system, which for part of this stretch stayed near the Mohawk River.  The recreation path went in and out of pleasant forested areas, giving glimpses of the Mohawk all along the way.A short detour off the path led to a Jesuit Shrine to Mohawk martyrs.

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