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A summer of learning and service for CBA trio

Submitted by Judy Salamone    DEWITT — Three members of the Christian Brothers Academy Class of 2019 have some challenging plans this summer.    Aiden Wheeler will be volunteering in a program called Cross Cultural Solutions. She is spending most of her summer in India, helping children learn English. She will…


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Yard and craft sale slated July 29 in North Syracuse

     The Bishop Curley Council 3717 Columbiettes’ annual yard and craft sale will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 South Bay Road at the intersection of Centerville Place and Church Street.    Parking is free adjacent to the center and across Centerville…


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Seton’s Maddie Williams receives honor from US Lacrosse

     Seton Catholic Central junior Maddie Williams has been named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American. It is the highest national award that a high school lacrosse player can receive.    “Maddie is an exceptional student who excels in the classroom and on the field,” said Richard Bucci, president of Catholic…


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Theology Uncorked event scheduled for July 11 in Utica

     A Theology Uncorked session with talk, food, and wine is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, on the back patio at Mohawk Valley Winery at 706 Varick St., Utica. The rain date is July 18.    It will be a casual gathering for adults 40-plus at the…


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All Saints School honors 3 retiring faculty members

     All Saints Catholic Elementary School in Endicott honored the careers of three retiring members of the staff with a luncheon June 21.    Teachers Cathy Paige (42 years of service), Cathy Hoeflein (25 years), and Carol Southard (24 years) were thanked for their years of service to the Catholic Schools of…


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Two programs slated at Dominican Retreat & Conference Center

    The Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., has two programs scheduled in July.    “Sung Vespers in the Spirit of Taize,” presented by the Dominican Sisters, is set for 7-8 p.m. July 20 at the center, at 1945 Union St. There will be a free-will offering….


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Obituary Sister John Loretta Sinnott, CSJ

   Sister John Loretta Sinnott, CSJ, 92, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 73 years.    Sister John Loretta, the former Shirley Elizabeth Sinnott, was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in Utica, the oldest…


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Annual golf day benefits Westside Kitchen in Utica

   Get your foursome together now for a golf day Sunday, July 16. It’s a Nolan Family Memorial to benefit Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen in Utica.    The St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church Annual Golf Event will be held at noon at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Whitesboro. Special guests will…


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Clergy training day to focus on healthcare for vulnerable populations

   The annual Clergy Day training session June 21 sponsored by Upstate University Hospital’s Center for Spiritual Care will focus on cutting-edge initiatives in healthcare for vulnerable populations.    The 25th annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day is free for clergy, seminarians, chaplains, and lay pastoral caregivers. It begins with registration starting…