Stephen Sklar: I’m Stephen Sklar reporting for N-C-C News. Here are the stories making news today, November 16th. Last night, the Lights on the Lake fest returned for its 32nd year. Central New Yorker Doctor Maggie Bristol says that she looks forward to this every holiday season.
Dr. Maggie Bristol: This really does signify the start of the holiday season I think for a lot of us that are Central New Yorkers…We’ve done this every year since I was a kid
Sklar: The event features bigger animations and a brand-new house display this year. Onondaga County restaurant voucher program ‘Keeping It Local’ is breathing new life into local businesses. Local restaurant owner Danielle Mercuri says the program benefits both the restaurant industry and county residents.
Danielle Mercuri: ” They get to come in and enjoy all the good restaurant for half the price or use them as gifts. ”
Sklar: The county sold 400-thousand dollars’ worth of restaurant vouchers in less than an hour. Samaritan Center, a local soup kitchen, isn’t expecting a crazy turnout this Thanksgiving. Kitchen Manager Brenda Mims says the center is still recovering from the pandemic.
Brenda Mims: ” When we were up and running before COVID, it would be like a couple hundred. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a lot less than that”
Sklar: Mims hopes to serve 150 people this Thanksgiving. There’s a high of 43-degrees on this cold, cloudy Tuesday with a low chance of rain and snow up until the early evening. For N-C-C News, I’m Stephen Sklar reporting. You can find full stories on our website. N-CC-News-dot-online-dot-com.
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