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Astrology for April 22 – 28

ARIES (March 21-April 19) If you're stumped about what present to give someone for a special occasion, you might buy him or her a gift card. It's a piece of plastic that can be used as cash to buy stuff at a store. The problem is, a lot of people neglect to redeem their gift cards. They leave them in drawers and forget about them. Financial experts say there are currently billions of dollars going to waste on unredeemed gift cards. This is your metaphor of the moment, Aries. Are there any resources you're not using? Any advantages you're not capitalizing on? Any assets you're ignoring? If so, fix the problem.



Cooking Italian with Joe goes to Italy

Take a trip to Italy with Joe Borio

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, takes a trip to his home, a country style villa in Italy, to share the sights and sounds of Puglia and the hillside farms covered in olive trees, lemon trees, fig trees, and more. Relax and enjoy as we take a trip and drink in all the beauty of Italy!



Top 5 Stories of the Week

April 13 – 19

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Lune Chocolat Set to Move to Bigger Digs in Manlius

So long to cramped quarters – hello to “bean to bar” chocolate.

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest chocolate seasons of the year. At Lune Chocolat in Manlius, the line was so long it snaked out the door. And the temperatures were so cold that some customers didn't wait for their heart-shaped chocolates, caramel pyramids, cabernet barrels (filled with wine ganache) dark chocolate "hot lips" (with rum and organic habenero pepper) and other artisan chocolates.



Top 5 Stories of the Week

April 5 – 12

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Free Will Astrology

Astrology for April 8 – 14

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Uitwaaien is a Dutch word that means to go out for a stroll in windy weather simply because it's exhilarating. I don't know any language that has parallel terms for running in the rain for the dizzy joy of it, or dancing through a meadow in the dark because it's such nonsensical fun, or singing at full volume while riding alone in an elevator in the mad-happy quest to purge your tension. But in the coming weeks, you don't need to describe or explain experiences like this; you just need to do them. Experiment with giving your instinctive need for exuberance lots of room to play.



New at Chuck Hafner’s: Stop and smell the Recess Coffee

Spring season “pop-up” cafe launches April 18 at popular North Syracuse garden center

Ahhh, spring. Time to stop and smell the roses -- and ogle the pansies, petunias, impatiens, geraniums and oodles of other annuals and perennials at Chuck Hafner's Farmers Market and Garden Center in North Syracuse.



Top 5 Stories of the Week

March 30 – April 5

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Do you love grilled cheese? Get ready for GourMELT

Cafe/grill to open in May at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse

What's better than a perfectly browned grilled sandwich oozing cheesy goodness?



Food Signs of Spring in CNY

Food tours, food trucks, farm to table dining and farm and gardening events

It's still cold and dreary, but snow is giving way to grass, finally. And the food season has changed, at least tentatively. Some folks have dusted off and tuned up their grills. Restaurant patios and decks aren't open yet, but food trucks have come out of hiding. Ice cream parlors and seasonal eateries like Gannon's Isle, Sno-Top (Manlius), Skan-Ellus (betweeen Marcellus and Skaneateles) and Rudy's Lakeside (Oswego) are open for the season.