Articles by Claudia Mathis








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Six individuals honored at Light the Way Dinner

By Claudia Mathis Staff writer On Jan. 25, over 500 people attended the seventh annual Light the Way Dinner at the Oncenter in Syracuse. On that evening, six individuals were honored for their exemplary service to Catholic education.    Samantha VanLieshout, a tireless worker who volunteers at St. Patrick’s School in…


An extraordinary man

By Claudia Mathis | Staff writer Father Philip Keane, S.S., ordained a priest of the Syracuse Diocese in 1967, died Dec. 28 at the age of 71 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Father Keane was raised in Cazenovia as a parishioner of St. James Church. Even though he resided…