Girl Scout Cookie Program® Returns

The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program® is underway.

Last year, troops in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council sold 1,260,493 boxes of cookies, according to a press release. Nine varieties will be available in 2022, including Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Trefoils®, Lemon-Ups®, and the newest addition, Adventurefuls™, a brownie-themed cookie topped with sea salt and a caramel-flavored crème. The cookies cost $5 per box and will be on sale through March 27.

“Our Girl Scouts are excited about the 2022 cookie program and our number one goal is to keep the experience safe, positive, and educational for them,” said Julie Dale, GSNYPENN CEO, in a press release. “Once again, girls are gaining real-world experience on the importance of leadership, adaptability, and perseverance in the face of challenging times and especially during the ongoing pandemic. The cookie program helps provide normalcy and fun for our local Girl Scouts and we thank the community for their continued support.”

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Syracuse Stage Awarded Grant

Syracuse Stage recently announced that it will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its upcoming performance of The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe, which focuses on housing insecurity. According to a press release, 1,248 projects around the country were awarded grants.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from Syracuse Stage and its partner organizations that help support each community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers in a press release. “The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe is among the arts projects nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”

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Onondaga Community College to host Maker Faire

A new event is coming to Central New York this spring. “Makers,” ranging from crafters to engineers, will showcase their work at the area’s first Maker Faire. It will take place on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Tickets are on sale now.

“We’re excited about creating the region’s first Maker Faire,” said Pauline Shostack, a co-producer of the event, in a press release. “Our goal is to provide a STEAM hands-on learning experience in a festival-type atmosphere.”

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