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Holiday Traditions

A musician performs at the Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn during the Holiday Traditions event in Auburn. 

HIT: To the yearly Holiday Traditions event that welcomes visitors to a bunch of historic and cultural sites in and around Auburn.

This year's Holiday Traditions took place Sunday, with the Seward House Museum, the Equal Rights Heritage Center, the Ward O'Hara Agricultural and County Living Museum, the Cayuga Museum, the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, the Schweinfurth Art Center, Willard Memorial Chapel and the St. Francis of Assisi Church all opening their doors and offering special programming for all ages.

Thanks to leaders at all of these sites for planning for Sunday's event and to the staff and volunteers who worked to give visitors a memorable experience.

HIT: To the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team, which thrilled a Carrier Dome crowd on Saturday with a victory over rival Georgetown.

Tyus Battle made a tough jumpshot with just a few seconds left to lift SU to a one-point victory. Battle's impressive shot capped an amazing second-half comeback by Syracuse, which trailed by as many as 15 points.

A tough victory like this is exciting for the fans, but it also helps get this team ready for the rigors of Atlantic Coast Conference play in just a few weeks.

MISS: To a fight over the weekend outside an Auburn residence that resulted in two arrests and one person being taken to the hospital.

Auburn police charged two men with felony assault counts, saying one used a knife and the other a bottle to injure another person in a fight on Genesee Street. The victim was treated and released at Auburn Community Hospital.

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

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