Wed September 12, 2012
-Nature of Things

What Autumn Contributes to My Enjoyment Of Winter

As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.

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Thu March 29, 2012

Flu season peaks behind schedule

Flu season is peaking this week in Onondaga county, a month behind schedule. This year's flu bug is a particularly mild one. According to federal figures, this year reports the fewest cases since the 80s.

"I think that we're peaking now, which is a late peak, but our numbers were still going up as of last week... but very, very low numbers, not anything I'm concerned about," Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow said. "But it is not over yet."

Morrow tracks flu numbers every year. She says that the mild winter could have something to do with lower numbers.

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Fri December 16, 2011
Regional Coverage

Snow Scarcity at Nearby Ski Areas

Song Mountain Ski Resort owner Peter Harris predicts people will be skiing by Christmas.

"Everybody’s chomping at the bit, this time of year people are sick of golfing, they want to go skiing."

Peter says even without the natural snow, they just need a few days of sustained cold to cover the trails with man-made flakes.  He says they can definitely catch up on business.

"I’m certainly optimistic, it’s my 26th year in the business. Some winters start really early and end with a whimper, and other years start late and end with a bang."

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