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This Months Feature Story

Story by Charles McChesney
Photos by Michael Davis

Few things are cuter than children and pets. The pure joy each finds in the other makes getting a pet appealing to many. Yet getting a pet is about far more than cuteness. Adopting a pet brings rewards and risks for a family that bear serious consideration before the first visit to a shelter, breeder or pet store.





Starting the week of June 26, local libraries begin signing up kids for summer reading programs, and presenting special performances and events to keep students engaged all summer long. Jeff the Magic Man, a magician and balloon artist, gives several performances at area libraries this week. All performances are free. Space is limited, so arrive early for the best seats. On Monday, June 26, 2 p.m., Jeff does tricks and makes balloon animals, flowers at more at NOPL Brewerton Library, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton (315-676-7484). On Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m., Jeff takes his show to Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse (315-435-1900). On Wednesday, June 28, 2 p.m., Jeff performs at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool (315-457-0310). And on Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m., Jeff does his magic at Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse (315-435-1940).

For more events taking place in May, check out the calendar!




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