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This Months Feature Story

One family struggles with a son’s genetic disorder

By Tammy DiDomenico

Right near the front door of Justin and Kristina Bomgren’s Baldwinsville home hangs a recent photo of their two sons.


St. Patrick's Day Parade


2017 Syracuse, NY St. Patricks Parade


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017. Michael Davis photos

This year, Syracuse’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade actually takes place on Saturday, March 17. The procession of dancers, bands, pipers, floats, dogs and others begins at noon, where marchers convene at Clinton Square’s intersection with South Salina Street and disperse once they pass the judges near the intersection with West Onondaga Street. The parade ends at about 3 p.m. (More information can be found at ) Numerous other St. Patrick’s Day-themed events take place in CNY throughout March. See Family Times’ complete calendar for listings.





© Family Times: The Parenting Guide of Central New York

Camp Fair 2009

Camp Fair 2009 gave some 50 summer programs, and residential and day camps a chance to talk to families and potential participants and help them make plans for the long vacation.

And while parents perused brochures and asked staffers’ questions, kids got their faces painted, watched performances and sat for caricatures.

Families also entered drawings to win backpacks, donated by EMS, a birthday party at Shades of Orange, tickets to Sesame Street Live! or a free week at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Zoo Camp. Many visitors earned free DVDs, CDs and books by writing down their favorite advice for new parents (and some of those words of wisdom will appear in Baby Times, Family Times’ annual publication just for expectant and new parents).

The entire extravaganza, the fifth presented by Family Times: The Parenting Guide of Central New York, took place on the commons level of Carousel Center on March 7.

Wacky Chad juggles plungers

Camp Stella Maris


Coco the Clown

Mama Pajama’s Playhouse

Rising Stars

Mike Carter

Always Dancing

Guzman Dance Studio


Jewish Community Center


Chad goes shopping

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