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‘Kids’ these days

  In keeping with New York State’s pre-K Foundation for the Common Core, Rome Catholic School pre-K students took a field trip to Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo in Rome Oct. 30. There they learned about the similarities, differences and categories of animals as well as plants; saw the different habitats…


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Celebrating at St. Anne Shrine

  Father Paul Machira of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Binghamton celebrated Mass on the main altar at the Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, Canada Sept. 30. Father Machira traveled to the shrine as a member of the Anthony Memorial Group under the direction of Anne Marie Masterpole of…


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“Coping with the Holidays” panel to be held

 HOPE for Bereaved, Inc. and Thomas J. Pirro Funeral Home will sponsor two panel discussion groups to discuss coping with the holidays. People who have experienced the death of a loved one will share stories of how they handled the holidays. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to…


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CBA hosts Open House

 Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Syracuse hosted more than 1,200 people at its Annual Open House Oct. 27. Attendees and prospective students were given a chance to speak to current CBA students and their parents, tour the school and learn about the school’s fine arts program, extracurricular activities, athletic programs…


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Obituary • Sister Margaret Clarke, IHM

   Sister Margaret Clarke, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Emelia) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Oct. 31 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.    She was born on April 29, 1921, in Providence, R.I., and was the daughter of the…


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Learn about Hospice

   LIVERPOOL — Hospice of Central New York will be offering an information event at its Liverpool campus at 990 Seventh North St. The events are designed to help first-time caregivers and people who have questions and concerns about caring for the seriously ill. The informational event will be held…


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St. Joseph Nursing Home to hold free memory screenings

  UTICA — As part of National Memory Screening Day — an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) — St. Joseph Nursing Home will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Home at…


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Pastor appointed at St. Agatha’s

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham has appointed Father Stephen Wirkes pastor of St. Agatha’s Parish in Canastota. The appointment is effective Nov. 15. Father Wirkes was pastor of Immaculate Conception since 2003 and was appointed canonical pastor of Holy Family/St. Michael’s in 2005 before the parish was renamed as the Church of…


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Obituary • Father Robert E. O’Brien, SJ

   Father Robert E. O’Brien, SJ, priest, teacher and administrator, died at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 19, 2013. Born in the Bronx on Aug. 1, 1923, to John M. and Margaret A. (Holland) O’Brien, he was 90 years old. He was a Jesuit for 70 years and a…


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Author Colum McCann to speak at Le Moyne

On Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.,Le Moyne College in Syracuse will host renowned Irish author Colum McCann, whose latest novel, Transatlantic, was nominated for the Booker Prize. The event will take place in Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne campus.    Born in Ireland in 1965, McCann teaches creative…