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Seymour 5

Alayah Green, 4, left, and Addie Lowery, 12, set up a project at the Snowstorm in a Bottle event at Seymour Library in Auburn Friday.

HIT: To the numerous activities available for Cayuga County-area children to get out of the house and have some fun during the recently completed school winter break week.

Activities at local libraries, outdoor adventures at area parks, open skates at ice rinks, museum and sports camps were just a few of the options in which hundreds of local children participated.

A week off from school is certainly something most students cherish, but it's good for them to not squander that entire time watching screens and being generally sedentary. Thanks to all the organizations that provide this wide variety of alternatives.

MISS: To the roller-coaster ride that has been the Syracuse University men's basketball team.

The Orange dropped a pair of games last week, putting the team's NCAA Tournament prospects firmly on that famous bubble hoops experts love to discuss this time of year.

For SU, especially during conference play, the challenge has been consistency. A couple of wins always seem to be followed by a couple of losses. Hopefully, the squad can finish up strong, snag a victory or two at least in the conference tournament and get themselves into the tourney.

MISS: To the announcement from Cayuga Centers that it's eliminating a program and cutting roughly 120 jobs in the process.

The residential treatment program at the organization's Auburn campus has started to become obsolete, with student enrollment dipping to a point where Cayuga Centers was losing money.

The reasons for the program's shutdown make sense, but it's nonetheless a tough blow for the affected workers and the area economy.

The Citizen Editorial Board includes publisher Rob Forcey, managing editor Mike Dowd and executive editor Jeremy Boyer.