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posticon Herrick, Straw, and Wheeler Honored By Town of Lansing

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Marcia HerrickMarcia Herrick was presented with a framed copy of the resolution naming her 2019 Volunteer of the Year by Lansing Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne, and surrounded by Lansing Center Trail friends. Left to right: Deborah Trumbull, Gary Mallow, Roger Hopkins, Ruth Hopkins, Marcia Herrick, Maureen Cowan, Ed LaVigne, Susan Ruoff, Reenie Baker Sandsted

Three significant contributors to the Town of Lansing were honored Wednesday at the Lansing Town Board meeting.  Marcia Herrick and Doris Straw were named "2019 Volunteer of the Year", and Peter Wheeler was honored for contributing to the history of Lansing as a slave in Ludlowville, and then a free man.


Herrick was singled out for her contributions to the Lansing Center Trail for the past eight years.  She is the one who has tirelessly mowed the trail, twice a week, May through October.  She used her own lawn mower for the first three years, and kept the trail in such good condition that its use increased exponentially over the eight years.  She also came up with and led the Scoops bridge and trail project.  She was nominated by Ruth and Roger Hopkins, and the resolution naming her Volunteer of the Year was read and presented by Lansing Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne.

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posticon LUMC Affirms 'All Are Welcome' -- Includes LGBTQAI+Persons

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By LUMC Print
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lumc front 600The Lansing United Methodist Church congregation (LUMC) made it overwhelmingly clear that LGBTQIA+ persons are welcomed, affirmed, and celebrated by the congregation by adopting a Welcoming Statement on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  This vote voicing LUMC's opposition to the denomination's official stance toward LGBTQAI+ persons followed a year-long process of study and conversation led by LUMC's Reconciling Ministries Group. Ninety-eight percent of the LUMC congregation in attendance voted to ratify the statement.

The Lansing congregation joins over 1,000 other United Methodist groups, including  classes, congregations, campus ministries, annual conferences and even the whole Western Jurisdiction of the denomination in making a public statement that they welcome, affirm, and celebrate people of all sexual orientations and gender identities at all levels of their community, including participation, membership, and leadership positions. On November 18, 2019, the worldwide Reconciling Ministries Network (RMNetwork.org) recognized and welcomed Lansing United Methodist Church as a new Reconciling Congregation. LUMC is the third United Methodist congregation in Tompkins County to become part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, joining Forest Home Chapel and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

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posticon Within Reach - The 9th Year Teddy Bears Fly in Syracuse

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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It’s All About the Kids.
What is better than watching a child's face light up with the glow on Christmas morning, finding a new furry friend under the tree? These heart-warming moments would not happen for many of Central New York's less fortunate families, were it not for the year long efforts of the Salvation Army and civic minded businesses like Stanley Steemer of Syracuse and the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club.

The Crunch and Stanley Steemer have been collecting teddy bears and plush toys all year in anticipation for this year's Teddy Bear Toss, to be held on December 7 at the Syracuse War Memorial Arena.

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posticon Take Care of Your Turkey

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By Office of NYS Senator Pam Helming Print
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turkeySenator Pam Helming is joining first responders across the nation to remind our local community to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. These fires pose a serious risk, but there are simple steps you can take to keep you and your family safe.

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posticon Best Beverage Pairings For A Fantastic Feast

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By Cornell University Print
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As preparations begin for the Thanksgiving holiday, experts from the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute offer beverage pairings for the food feast, as well as delicious drinks for cooking, watching football and even those sometimes-challenging conversations with family.  The Cornell Craft Beverage Institute offers scientific guidance to breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries throughout New York.

Brewing expert Kaylyn Kirkpatrick supervises the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute's Hops Analysis Lab and brewery pilot plant, scheduled to open in early 2020. She helps brewers across New York state test ingredient quality. Kirkpatrick offers beer pairings for the upcoming holiday.

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posticon Krasny Recognized for Environmental Education Research Contributions

Around Town | Friday, November 22, 2019 | By Colby Parkinson Print
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cornell KrasnyMarianne Krasny giving her acceptance speech during NAAEE's research symposium. Photo by Melissa Blackall
Dr. Marianne Krasny, Director of the Civic Ecology Lab within the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, was recognized by the North American for Environmental Education with the 2019 Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Education Research award.

Dr. Krasny's most notable contribution in 2019 was the development of the Cornell Climate Change Online Fellowship, which connects professionals from around the world to spur climate actions in their social networks. That built on her ongoing work at the Civic Ecology Lab, where she and her colleagues have created seven different online courses for environmental educators globally and continue to teach climate change science, communication and action.

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