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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Stan F. Stanley as His 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

At a special ceremony on May 22, 2014, at the State Office Building in Syracuse, Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized WWII Veteran Stan F. Stanley as his New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame honoree.

May 22, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Recognizes Diane Kuppermann as His 2014 Women of Distinction Award Recipient

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Diane Kuppermann with the 2014 “Women of Distinction” award during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on May 13, 2014. 

 

May 19, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Delivers Keynote Address at the 2014 Cayuga Community College Commencement Ceremony

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was the keynote speaker at the 60th Annual Cayuga Community College Commencement.  The ceremony was held in Spartan Hall, on the Auburn campus, Sunday, May 18, 2014.  More than 500 students graduated from the college. Senator DeFrancisco's message to the graduates was to CARE.  C is for Character, A is for an Attitude that's positive, R is for Respect and E is for Excellence. 

May 19, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Rocky DiFlorio for 50 Years of Cutting Hair in Fayetteville

Senator John A. DeFrancisco stopped by Rocky DiFlorio's barbershop on May 9, 2014, to present Mr. DiFlorio with a Senate Citation for working at and owning the business for more than 50 years.  The barbershop, which is located on East Genesee Street in the Village of Fayetteville, is known for its old-fashioned barber chairs and pictures on the walls that date back 50 years ago.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Firefighters During the Skaneateles Fire Department's Annual Celebration

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the Skaneateles Fire Department's annual celebration on May 3, 2014. Senator DeFrancisco presented James Buff and Schuyler Graham for 50 years of dedicated volunteer service with the Skaneateles Fire Department. 

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Serves Up a Special Treat for Crouse Hospital Employees

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time participating in the Crouse Hospital Employee Recognition Picnic on May 8, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco and other local politicians and celebrities participate in this event every year to show their appreciation to the hundereds of employees who work at Crouse Hospital.  Every year, Senator DeFrancisco serves the buns for sandwiches and (or) salads.

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Hinerwadel's Grove for 100 Years of Business

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the current owner of Hinerwadel's Grove, Vicky Hinerwadel, for the 100th anniversary of the family-owned and operated business.  Senator DeFrancisco presented the family with a Senate Citation during a community celebration on May 3, 2014.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the Lyncourt-LeMoyne Little League

On Saturday May, 3, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the opening ceremonies for the Lyncourt-LeMoyne Little League. He wished all of the teams a safe and successful season and participated in a parade. 

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Vietnamese Flag Raising Ceremony

Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined community members, and other local elected officials, for a Vietnamese Flag Raising Ceremony at Syracuse City Hall on Thursday, May 1, 2014. 

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco is Inducted into the Liverpool Fine Arts Hall of Fame

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was extremely honored to be inducted into the Liverpool Fine Arts Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

May 6, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco in the "Fight for a Future" with Boxing Hall of Fame Coach Ray Rinaldi

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took the ring on Saturday night to help in the fight against youth violence.  The match titled 'Fight for a Future" benefited the Ray Rinaldi Foundation, which provides healthy alternatives to at-risk youth living in the Greater Syracuse area. Ray Rinaldi is a Syracuse Hall of Fame Boxing Coach who operates the West and North Area Athletic and Education Centers. 

The match was declared a draw by Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, who served as the referee. Senator DeFrancisco's corner man was Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson, and Ray Rinaldi's corner man was Assemblyman William Magnarelli.

April 28, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks During the Onondaga Community College Baseball and Softball Fields Complex Dedication

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in the dedication ceremony for Onondaga Community College's new baseball and softball fields complex on April 24, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco, a supporter of the project, spoke during the dedication ceremony and then joined in on a ceremonial pitch.

Both fields are constructed with artifical turf, and the complex has a seating capacity of 475 belacher-style seats. 

April 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Auburn

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held at town hall meeting on the 2014-2015 State Budget, and answered questions on a range of other legislative issues, on April 23, 2014, at the Cayuga County Office Building in Auburn. 

April 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Weighs In for the "Fight for a Future"

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco and Syracuse Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Ray Rinaldi held a final weigh-in for their upcoming boxing match, “Fight for a Future” on April 24th at the West Area Athletic and Education Center in Syracuse. 

April 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the 2014 Big Read Event at the WCNY Education Center in Syracuse

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured participating in a mock radio interview during the Big Read event at the WCNY Education Center on Sunday, March 30, 2014.  Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs to encourage reading by diverse audiences. Senator DeFrancisco helped secure a state grant for the program.  

The local Big Read event was sponsored by the Onondaga County Public Library and CNY READS ONE BOOK. 

April 4, 2014
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Fayetteville-Manlius High School Students Visit Senator DeFranciso at the Capitol Building

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with students from Fayetteville-Manlius High School inside Senate Chamber on March 27, 2014. The students observed session and toured the Capitol Building.  

March 31, 2014
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Students from Jamesville-DeWitt Elementary School Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol Building

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a group of fourth-grade students from Jamesville-DeWitt Elementary School in Senate Chamber on March 27, 2014. 

March 31, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Lakeside Fire Department

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during a dinner celebration on March 29, 2014, to mark the 65th anniversary of the Lakeside Fire Department in Lakeland. Senator DeFrancisco presented a legislative resolution to honor all of the past and present members of the department. 

March 31, 2014
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March 26, 2014
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Senator John DeFrancisco Recognizes Music Educator of the Year John Spillett

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured holding a legislative resolution with John Spillett, who was inducted into the SAMMYS Hall of Fame as Music Educator of the Year.  Spillett, who taught band at Solvay High School for more than 30 years, also operates a private music studio and plays the saxophone professionally throughout the Central New York community and beyond.  The SAMMYS Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse on March 6, 2014.  

March 7, 2014
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