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DeRuyter family raising funds to buy special medical alert dog

Local teen with Type 1 diabetes cannot go away to attend college without medical support

Scott Arnold, an 18-year-old track athlete from Deruyter, will graduate from high school on June 28 and plans to pursue at degree at SUNY ESF this fall. His Type 1 diabetic condition, however, makes it difficult to lead a normal life and often jeopardizes his safety. The Arnolds think they have found a solution that will allow Scott to attend college — the purchase of a diabetic “alert dog” to help monitor Scott’s glucose levels. The only problem is that it will cost $18,000. In order to keep Scott safe and allow him to attend college, the Arnolds have created a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary money he needs to buy the alert dog.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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Girls on the Run participates in Paige’s Butterfly Run

Several girls from Cazenovia’s Burton Street School recently participated in the Girls on the Run Program, thanks to certified coaches Christine Tillman, Mary-Ann MacIntosh and Cindy Hirt. The girls have been meeting twice a week to learn about healthy eating, making good choices, team building and goal setting.

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More than just baby blues

As many as 20 percent of pregnant women women are affected by perinatal depression

In an attempt to raise awareness about PPD, Crouse’s Spirit of Women program, which is led by Kowaleski, is hosting the Climb with Crouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 24, on the 2K Serengeti Trail at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.

Registration now open for the seventh annual Six-Legged 5K on Sunday, April 12

Fleet Feet Sports will host the seventh annual Six-Legged 5K this year at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12. The 3.1 mile run, starting at the Willow Bay entrance of Onondaga Lake Park, is open to runners, walkers and dogs. All race proceeds benefit the CNY SPCA.

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Burton Street students participate in Health and Wellness Fair

Students at Burton Street Elementary School last week spent a day learning and even teaching about physical and mental health at the school’s first Health and Wellness Fair.

Three animals test positive for rabies in Madison County

Madison County Health Department announced on March 19 its first positive rabies results this year in three animals. In the town of Lebanon a cow and cat tested positive for rabies and in the town of Hamilton a cat also tested positive for rabies.

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Hamilton hearing expands into Cazenovia

The Atwell Mill and its Annex on Albany Street are becoming a de facto medical center in Cazenovia, with current businesses there including a chiropractor, a dentist, a family physician’s office, a family therapist, a personal therapist, a psychotherapist, a physical therapist, a laboratory testing service and a Medicare insurance agent. And now, with the recent addition of Hamilton Hearing, LLC, there is also a hearing counselor and hearing aid dispenser.

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‘Brave the shave’: St. Baldrick’s hair-shaving fundraiser returns to Cazenovia

Beautiful baldness is returning to Cazenovia in just under three weeks when the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to battle childhood cancer will occur at Burton Street Elementary School. Last year’s event saw 113 community members shave their heads and raise $48,700 — and organizers Sean and Erin Kate Kelly hope to raise just as much, if not more, this year.

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Fat Bike Race added to WinterFest events

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) BikeCaz Committee and GoCaz.com are pleased to announce a new event added to the Cazenovia WinterFest this year. With sponsorship from Syracuse Bicycle and Empire Brewery, a Fat Bike Race and Demo is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8. The event will take place at 5 Ledyard Ave. with the race on the adjacent Lorenzo State Historic Site fields. A free snowshoe demo will be available at the event as well.

GUEST COLUMN: Add exercise to your new year

You’re making a pledge to get healthier this New Year. You found your sneakers and dusted off the treadmill you were using as a closet. Your yoga pants are no longer just a fashion choice — they are ready to do actual yoga. Now you’ve got to find the time in your day — 30 minutes minimum for heart health — to get physically active. The American Heart Association says there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it.

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More than 500 run in annual Chilly Chili 5K

More than 550 participants lined up at the starting line in 20 degree weather to take part in the 11th annual Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk this past Sunday, Jan. 11. Coming in first overall as top male runner was Fred Joslyn, 30, of East Syracuse, with a time of 16:03. The top female runner was Elizabeth Lucason, 10, of Camden, with a time of 19:09.

Alzheimer’s information series continues at the Cazenovia Public Library

The second of a three-part series by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central NY Chapter — “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Mid-Stage Caregivers” — will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Madison County holds Ebola preparedness meeting

Last week in Wampsville, the Madison County Health Department met with hospitals in the county, Madison County Emergency Management, first responder agencies, colleges and universities, and other partners to discuss local plans for coordinating an Ebola response.

Madison County Health Department announces flu clinics

The Madison County Health Department released the schedule of flu clinics for October:

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