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Craft fair

An interested fair attendee stops to look at picture frames. Over 150 vendors were at this year's craft fair at CCC in Auburn. 

HIT: To another fabulous edition of the Cayuga Community College Holiday Craft Fair.

Dozens of craft vendors filled the gymnasium on the college's Auburn campus Saturday and Sunday and drew big crowds of shoppers looking for unique gifts. This year's fair marked the 45th year for the school.

CCC's is one of many — and perhaps the biggest — holiday season craft fairs and bazaars taking place this month in and around Cayuga County. In a retail world dominated by the likes of Walmart and Amazon, it's nice to see so many local residents still seeing value in the offerings of local artisans.

MISS: To a serious automobile crash Friday afternoon in Sempronius.

State police said a Marathon man ran his pickup truck through a stop sign and collided with a tractor trailer. While the driver of the tractor trailer was OK, the pickup driver suffered serious injuries.

HIT: To the "Battle of the Boeheims" that took place Saturday night.

Cornell and Syracuse men's basketball teams have met many times over the years, but last weekend's game at the Carrier Dome was special. On the Syracuse side was Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim and his son, freshman Buddy. For Cornell, Boeheim's other son, sophomore Jimmy, was on the court. 

For fans who can remember watching the Boeheim boys as toddlers at their dad's games, it was a remarkable scene to see these men playing at the highest levels of college basketball on the court where they grew up.

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

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