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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.





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Dreams of Summer

Hundreds of people flocked to Family Times’ Summer Fun and Camp Fair at the State Fairgrounds on April 11, drawn by the chance to plan their families’ vacations in one day. And while the weather outside was chilly, inside parents and kids got a chance to fantasize about summer, and the prospect of memorable experiences at farms, theaters, libraries, play spaces, camps and more. Visitors met ducklings from Rohe Farms, goats and other animals from Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo, pit bulls from Cuse Pit Crew, a fairy tale princess, an ostrich-like bird from Open Hand Theater’s stock of giant puppets, and Wyldstyle and Emmet of The Lego Movie. And they left filled with ideas to plan a summer of fun.

Michael Davis photos