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This Months Feature Story

In search of an evergreen for the holidays

By Laura Livingston Snyder

Of all the traditions a parent could follow while raising children, getting the annual Christmas tree is probably one of the most memorable.


Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake 2017. Photos by Dylan Suttles

Lights on the Lake continues through Jan. 7. Visitors can drive through the illuminated wonderland along Onondaga Lake every evening from 5 to 10 p.m.  The entrance is via Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool. Admission is $10 per vehicle, Mondays through Thursdays, and $15 per vehicle, Fridays through Sundays. On Mondays and Tuesdays, visitors who show a Wegmans Shoppers Club card can get in for $6 per vehicle. For more information, call (315) 453-6712. And children can enter the Lights on the Lake Coloring Contest by going to this page, printing out the image, and coloring and posting the picture:


For more details on this and other December events, see the Calendar.





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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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