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August 2012


The Soul
of Cicero

The Remarkable
Life of Lona Flynn

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• Farmer’s Market Opens

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10 contents
Letter from the Editor................................................. 5
Lost Boys Find Home in Tully.................................. 6
Livin’ Large on the Lake........................................... 10
6 Red, White and You...................................................12
Farmer’s Market Opens in Cicero......................... 14
The Soul of Cicero....................................................... 16
Profile: Joseph Snell, Cicero Chief of Police....... 18
What’s Hot at the Zoo for August......................... 21
Found in Translation.................................................22
Swamp Things.............................................................24
Dog Days Upon Us......................................................26
Important Numbers..................................................30



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August 2012 • Cicero Magazine 5

Lost Boys Find Home in Tully
Foster Parents Welcome Six Sudanese Refugees
by David Snyder

R ob and Barb Rogers of Tully were empty nesters. Obang, Lopez, Ohure, Omot, Peter, and Dominic. Photo courtesy of: Robert Rogers.
Their only child, Robert, Jr. had headed off to col-
lege. Then a notice in the bulletin of their local grade level, he adjusted well in high school, in part because
of his involvement in cross country. Almost immediately af-
ter his arrival, Lopez had expressed his desire to run, and
church piqued their curiosity. “The church was holding an the Rogers supported and encouraged Lopez’s passion.
informational meeting about providing support to the Su- It soon became apparent that Lopez’s skill as a runner
danese refugees,” recalls Barb.
was extraordinary. Lopez led the Tully High School cross
The “Lost Boys of the Sudan” is the colloquial name country and track teams to sectional and state titles, and
given to tens of thousands of boys who had been placed in he went on to star as a runner at Northern Arizona Univer-
refugee camps as a result of the Second Su- sity. Lopez went on to become a U.S. citizen
danese Civil War that occurred from 1983- in in 2007, and a year later, he was named
to the United States Olympic team. But
“The biggest2005. Approximately 2.5 million people the crowning moment of his career was be-
ing chosen by U.S. Olympic team captains
were killed during the war, and millions to carry the United States flag during the

difference is that nowwere displaced.

“I have a family.”“Once we learned more about the situa-
tion,” she said, “we couldn’t turn our backs ~Peter Anthony Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic
on them knowing we had the means to Games in Beijing.
help.” “These children had nowhere to go,”
“Lopez’s success and his dynamic per-
added Rob. “They needed food, clothing, shelter and love, sonality really paved the way for the other boys who came
and we were in a position to provide all of those.” later,” said Rob. “He set the standard for the other boys.”
So the Rogers made the decision to apply as foster par- Barb commented, “Reflecting back, there seems to be an ele-
ents with Catholic Charities of Syracuse. They decided to ment of fate to it all because shortly after Lopez arrived, 9/11
take in two children because they felt it would have been too occurred and it became impossible for any of the refugees to
challenging for one boy to make the transition alone. The come here for a while. If he had not been able to come when
application, training and approval processes were quite ex- he did, Lopez might not have been able to do what he later
tensive, but ultimately, the Rogers were vetted to serve as went on to accomplish.”
foster parents. The post-9/11 immigration restrictions delayed the ar-
In 2000, they received notification that they had been rival of their second foster son from the Sudan, Peter. He
assigned as foster parents to a 16-year-old boy from the tribe finally arrived in 2003. The Rogers also learned of another
named Joseph Lopepe Lomong. They learned that Joseph Sudanese boy named Dominic who was no longer eligible for
went by “Lopez”; a nickname he picked up in the refugee youthful foster care and therefore had no place to go. While
camps. they had originally only planned on taking in two boys, they
Lopez proved to be an outgoing and engaging young decided to welcome Dominic as well. Dominic and Lopez
man. He had studied with German nuns in the refugee graduated from high school in 2004, leaving Peter alone.
camps, and spoke English quite well. Entering at the 10th Once again, Barb and Rob chose to accept more children.

6 August 2012 • Cicero Magazine

Eventually, three more Sudanese chil-
dren, Ohure, Omat and Obang, joined
the family.
Barbara describes them as like any
other kids. “Sometimes they get along,”
she said, “sometimes they fight. Some-
times they make you frustrated. Other
times they make you proud.” However,
there were a few occasions when the
stark difference between life in Tully and
life in war torn Africa was dramatically
Once, Rob remembers seeing his son,
Obang, crying after a high school basket-
ball game because he didn’t get a chance
to play. Then he suddenly stopped sob-
bing and told Rob how ashamed he
felt. When Rob asked him why he felt
ashamed, Obang replied that the last
time he cried was when he witnessed
people being killed in his native country.
All of the sudden, Obang said, not being
able to participate in a basketball game
didn’t seem that important anymore. “It
really gave him, and me, a sense of per-
spective,” said Rob.
On another occasion, Rob vividly re-
calls a conversation with his son Peter,
who was just 14-years-old at the time. Lopez with President Bush. Photo courtesy of: Lopez Lomong Foundation

Around then, Lopez was excelling in over the country to allow Lopez to com-
track and the family was travelling all pete in various competitions. Having

been to Boston, New York City, Florida,
and Washington, D.C., Rob asked Peter
what he thought was the biggest dif-
ference between the United States and
Africa. Peter’s reply surprised him. “I
thought he was going to say something
about how big or how lavish everything
seemed here,” Rob stated. Instead, Pe-
ter responded, “The biggest difference is
that now I have a family.”
While they are foster parents and
were not able to adopt these children, it
is clear that for the Rogers, the relation-
ship is permanent. “They are in our will,”
Rob remarked. “They’re our kids.”
All the boys the Rogers have taken in
have been able to attain success in vari-
ous degrees. Peter is pursuing a gradu-
ate degree. Dominic was married in
June. The event was held at the Rogers’
home. “We are proud of each one of our
sons,” said Barb.
Summing up their collective legacy,
Rob concluded, “I think in a larger sense
what our sons have come to represent to
many people is the notion that the Amer-
ican Dream is still alive. This is still ‘The
Barb and Rob with Lopez holding the NCAA 1st Place Trophy for the Men’s 5000 meter race. Photo courtesy
of: Robert Rogers. Land of Opportunity’. If you work hard

you can make it.”

August 2012 • Cicero Magazine 7

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The restaurant’s main staple is fresh haddock, according ming lessons, parties and camps.
to Chuck Borio, another of the establishment’s co-owners. Members can also partake of fine cuisine at the Lake Shore
“But at various times,” he said, “we feature different specials. in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Dining accommodations
For example, in the spring, we serve bullhead. We are also include the main grill room and terrace overlooking Oneida
one of the few restaurants to offer fresh perch, which is limit- Lake and the formal harbor-side room. For special occasions,
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The shores of Oneida Lake also boasts several parks in-
cluding Williams Park, which sits on the south shore of the
lake. It consists of a small beach, playground, and picnic area.
It also has a launch site for kayaks and canoes. Since it is a
town park, it is less crowded and has much more of a com-
munity feel to it than the larger, more heavily populated state
parks in the area, making it an ideal spot for a picnic or a swim.
Another great place for summer fun is Oneida Shores
Park, which offers great views of New York’s largest inland
lake in a relaxing environment. Located within Cicero town-
ship, it is open well into early fall. Oneida Shores Park includes
a shallow, sandy beach featuring Driver’s Village Playground,
picnic grounds and volleyball courts. Activities at the park
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Photo courtesy
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Summertime means hot dogs. As American as Syracuse is home to Hofmann’s, one of Central New York’s
baseball and apple pie, hot dogs are one of the signa- oldest companies. Recently, the Texas-based Zaccanelli Food
ture foods that define life in Upstate New York. But Group announced the purchase of Hoffman’s. The group of
outside of this region, few Americans are aware that hot dogs investors in the venture included Syracuse University men’s
come in two colors: red and white. Until recently, the white basketball coach Jim Boeheim and former NFL quarter-
variety was found almost exclusively in this area. back Roger Staubach, among others. Part of the marketing
The white hot dog was created in Rochester during strategy is to take Hoffman’s, and the white hot dog,
the early 1900s by German immigrants as an inexpensive nationwide.
alternative to the red hots. They are sometimes mistaken for Initially, coneys will be rolled out in Texas, but the plan
white German sausage or Polish kielbasa, which are unrelated is to expand their availability from coast-to-coast. What
products. In the Syracuse area, white hots are called as “snap- remains to be seen is whether this local tradition will be
pys,” “coneys” or “cooneys.” They are also referred to as “pork- embraced by a national audience. The transition may take
ers” by some locals in Rochester, where red hot dogs are known some time. “Out-of-towners tend to be a bit hesitant to try
as “Texas hots.” coneys because they’re unfamiliar with them,” says Joe
Hot dog manufacturers are divided into two main groups. Scarson, Night Manager of Heid’s in Liverpool. “But die-hard
Certain companies, like Oscar Mayer, market and sell their locals who love their coneys are very loyal customers.”
products on a national scale. Other hot dog makers prefer Some local residents are disappointed to see a
to brand their products almost exclusively within their local venerable local institution like Hoffman’s sold to an
markets. The two major producers of white hots, Zweigle’s out-of-state interest. Others are concerned that the mass mar-
and Hoffman’s, fall into the latter category. keting of coneys to a broader audience could dilute the special
Zweigle’s, a Rochester-based company, is the best-known association between that product and this area. But while
maker of white hot dogs. Their white hots have become the those aspects of the deal may leave a bad taste in their mouths,
official hot dogs at the stadiums of a number of local it is unlikely they will lose their taste for white hot dogs any
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CiceroOpens in
T by David Snyder
he Cicero Farmer’s Market celebrated
its grand opening on June 5th. Featured
products included fresh fruits and vege-
tables, dairy, alpaca products, maple products, kettle
corn, honey, breads, baked goods, jams and jellies,
processed foods and even seeds and plants. The mar-
ket will be held every Tuesday through October 30 in
the Driver’s Village parking lot, next to Burlington
Coat Factory from 3 to 7 pm. Jill Zoll inspects the fresh vegetables at the Farmers’ Market.
Explaining the decision to host an afternoon and Photo courtesy of: Julie Raddell
evening market, Market Manager Julie Raddell explained,
“We chose to do that because many residents commented potential vendors,” Raddell said. Spaces are still available
on the survey that they work during the day, but still want for interested farmers and producers, and will be sold on a
an opportunity to shop after work. Many of the local mar- first come, first served basis.
kets close by 4 pm and they can’t get there in time. Starting
at 3 pm gives our local senior citizens a chance to shop be- Those with food stamp benefits are able to use their food
fore rush hour traffic. Staying open until 7 pm provides a stamp (EBT) card at the Cicero Farmer’s Market. This elec-
market to those that work during the day and can’t make it tronic transaction is made possible through wireless tech-
to daytime markets.” nology, which is set up at the market manager’s booth. Upon
Planning for the market began in April 2011. After ob- arrival at the market, food stamp customers will be able to
taining permission from the Town Board to move forward use their card to purchase $1 wooden tokens. These tokens
in planning, Raddell started by surveying the community will then function as cash within the market.
to find out if such a market was wanted or needed in Ci-
cero. She was shocked to receive more than 500 positive “When it comes to food stamp customers, we’re trying
responses. to emphasize that their benefits can go further than they
One of the biggest challenges in the process was attract- may have thought at the farmer’s market. Not only are they
ing farmers and producers. “I could not find one solid list of able to obtain farm-fresh food, they have access to vendors
and farmers who are ready and willing to share advice, tips
and recipes,” says Diane Eggert, Executive Director of the
Farmer’s Market Federation of NY.

And it’s not just food stamp customers who will ben-
efit from the ability to use their cards at the Cicero Farm-
ers’ Market. Farmers and vendors will benefit from the in-
creased sales and traffic at the market as they are able to
redeem their tokens for a 100% cash exchange.

“This is a positive, win-win situation for everyone in-
volved in the Cicero Farmer’s Market – both the vendors and
the food stamp customers. Now, food stamp customers will
have access to the freshest, healthiest produce and products
that New York State has to offer!” says Raddell.

For more information, visit the Farmer’s Market Face-
book page. The page is updated almost daily with reci-
pes, questions and contests that engage and encourage
interaction from the community. (

Cicero Town Supervisor Jim Corl at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Cicero Farmers’ Market on The author wishes to thank Julie Raddell, Market Manager,
June 5, 2012. Photo courtesy of: Julie Raddell Cicero Farmer’s Market, for her help and assistance in writ-
ing this article, and for permission to use the photographs
included with this story.

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The Soul of Cicero:


LL oi f en ao f F l y n n

T here are few people who are by Joan Kesel with David Snyder
truly beloved throughout
their community. Lona Fly- Lona Flynn. Photo courtesy of: Joan Kessel
nn is one of them. Today, at 96 ½ years
young, Lona’s mind is still sharp, her An adopted child, her love of history was kindled in part
eyes remain bright and she is as charm- by her desire to discover her own roots. The flame was fanned
ing as ever. further during her years as a high school student. Lona has
Lona will best be remembered for fond memories of her days there, even though she had to work
her work as Cicero Town Historian, pumping gas to pay for her tuition. But ultimately, her passion
a position she held for 40 years. She for history was ignited because it was an interest she shared
worked diligently at preserving docu- with her oldest son, Bernie Flynn. “It just took off from there,”
ments and photos of the town’s history observed her younger son, Bob.
while helping others with questions
regarding the history of the town or Lona always wanted to be a teacher, and in a larger sense,
family genealogies. Many of her photos she was one. She frequently appeared before groups, espe-
have appeared in local establishments, cially school groups, to present a brief history of the town, the
books, and local newspaper articles. Erie Canal, the Plank Road, the trolley line, or other topics of
Lona led the effort to preserve
the Stone Arabia School, a one-room
schoolhouse that she attended many
years ago. She would often take groups
of students on tours of the schoolhouse
with its antique desks and pot-belly
stove and tell of how the students used
to walk to school, each with a lunch pail
and a piece of wood for the stove. In ad-
dition to the schoolhouse, Lona helped
coordinate the disassembly and reas-
sembly of a blockhouse which now sits
on the same site as the Stone Arabia
School. More recently, a history mu-
seum also added at this site, on what is now known as Lona
Flynn Lane. In 1984, she published a pamphlet on the school-
house and the restoration efforts titled, “The Stone Arabia
She frequently chaperoned tours of Oneida Lake, where
she would take busloads of interested folks around the lake,
stopping at points of historical interest. From the location of
the old trolley line at South Bay Road, to Shackleton’s point,
to the Syracuse Herald camps, and on around the lake, with
a classic stop at Eddie’s in Sylvan Beach for a treat. The high-
light of the tours was the visits to the various lighthouses
sprinkled along the lakeshore.

16 August 2012 • Cicero Magazine

interest to residents of Central New York. She also
took an active role in setting up displays at local
schools and libraries, including North Onondaga
Public Library.

She was a prolific author. In addition to writ-
ing numerous articles for local newspapers, she
published “Cicero Through the Ages;” a history of
the town written in 1976 in honor of America’s bi-
centennial year. This book is now being updated,

““I did it because I

wanted to.” - Lona Flynn
reissued, and rededicated with the help of devoted
members of the Cicero Historical Society. She also Lona (second row, far right) with the Steering Committee of the Cicero Senior Center, otherwise
wrote a pamphlet titled, “The History of the Cicero known as the “Young at Heart” Community Center. Photo courtesy of: Julie Raddell.
Methodist Church”.

She has always maintained an interest in
cemeteries, including the one she tended as a
little girl that was located behind her house. For
many years, Lona worked with other members in

the Cicero Cemetery Association at the restoration Cicero-North Syracuse High School. She received
and maintenance of cemeteries throughout our the Woman of the Year Award from the Greater Syr-
town, including Cicero Cemetery on Route 11 and acuse Chamber of Commerce in 1988. The Center-
others. ville Masons honored her with the DeWitt Clinton
Award for Community Service in 1992. In 1997, Lona
Lona loves bells. Her impressive collection of was named Onondaga Senior Citizen of the Year by
bells of all shapes and sizes is displayed through- the Onondaga County Office for the Aging. She was
out her home. This passion led her to write a mono- very active member at Cicero Young at Hearts Senior
graph titled “History of the Freedom Bells.” This Center. She was also awarded several medals at the
pamphlet included the story behind the Freedom Empire State Senior Games.
Bell that is located at the New York State Education
Department in Albany. In 1950, the United States Winston Churchill once said, “What is the use
Department of the Treasury cast full-sized replicas of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and
of the Liberty Bell, which are on display through the to make this muddled world a better place for those
50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Lona who will live in it after we are gone?” Most people
fulfilled a lifelong ambition by visiting every one of are motivated out of selfish interests. Lona Flynn is
these bells. An avid traveler, she also visited about one of those rare individuals who did what she did,
a dozen presidential libraries across the country. not because of any expectation of return, but simply
When asked what compelled her to pursue these to pursue her passion and to give back to her com-
ambitious quests, Lona explained simply, “Some- munity. In Lona’s words, “I did what I did because I
times when you get something in your head, you wanted to.”
just can’t get it out.”
Joan Kesel is the President of the Cicero Histori-
She received numerous honors, awards and cal Society. The authors would like to thank Robert
recognitions throughout her long and productive Flynn, Jodie Rogers, Director of Parks and Recreation
career. Among these were several citations for out- for the Town of Cicero and Julie Raddell, Recreation
standing citizenship from the New York State As- Supervisor for the Town of Cicero, for their valuable
sembly and inclusion on the Wall of Distinction at contributions to this article.

August 2012 • Cicero Magazine 17

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Chief of Police, Town of Cicero
by David Snyder
About Me . . .
Born and Raised: Cleveland, Ohio.
Education: AS Criminal Justice (OCC), BS in Social Psy-
chology (Empire State College), M.B.A (Sage Graduate
Biggest influence in my career: Sheriff John Dillon. With-
out his leadership and mentoring, I would not be where
I am today. If you worked hard and were committed to
department, he allowed you to grow.
Role model: My father.
What I like in people: Honesty and integrity. the community. I listen to what our residents say. Many
Proudest moment: The day my son graduated from the times I am dealing with neighbors who cannot get along,
Police Academy. speaking with a young person who is having trouble at
What would surprise those who know me: I don’t think home, or making sure that those who cannot take care of
there is much that they don’t know. I am pretty much an themselves get the resources they need. The programs
open book. that I have implemented such as the Volunteers in Police
Services and the E-Policing examples of my commitment
Pet peeve: People who are self-serving.
Thing I would like to be remembered for: That I was a good to community policing and community involvement.
husband, father and grandfather. Trend in law enforcement: Law Enforcement in the
last 10-15 years has become very high tech. Just take a
look inside one of our patrol vehicles. This change has
About my job . . . provided us with many new resources, but at the same
Prior positions: Lieutenant/Executive Officer with the time, I believe it may have taken us away from what we
Onondaga County Sheriff ’s Office. Served as Command- should be doing, which is communicating with the pub-
er of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Explosive lic. Sometimes I feel that we rely too much on technology
Ordinance Unit. Retired in 1994. 1994-2000 worked for and not enough on our ability to communicate with those
the Onondaga Chapter of the American Red Cross as Di- we serve. Because of the trends in technology, smaller de-
rector of Emergency Social Services. Served at Ground partments are utilizing the skills of computer and foren-
Zero during 9/11. sics experts in larger departments. Since 9/11, law en-
What I like about my job: That every day brings on new forcement agencies at the federal, state and local level are
challenges. That I have a chance every day to make a pos- communicating at a much higher level. Systems are in
itive difference in people’s lives. To have the opportunity place allowing for intelligence information to flow across
to work in a profession that is committed to public ser- all levels instantaneously. As a result, all levels of law en-
vice. forcement are much better informed and connected.
My perception of my role in the community: I was ap- Scariest moment on the job: Having served several years
pointed to serve the residents of Cicero. As such, it is on the SWAT team we would conduct high risk drug ar-
my responsibility to understand their needs and wants rests. These are unannounced forcible entries into homes
and be able to achieve a level of success that maintains and apartments where high level drug activity was being
the quality of life they deserve from their public officials. conducted. I would not use the word scary but a high
Public safety is just one aspect of what I am responsible level of anxiety would be appropriate.
for doing. I have an open door policy and get out into The future of law enforcement: I am very concerned about

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Fennec fox kits at three weeks old. Photo courtesy of: Amelia Beamish

we have about fennec foxes,” said Fox. Fennec foxes are part of
a Species Survival Plan (SSP) - a collaborative effort between
the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and zoos around the
world to help ensure their survival.
In addition to these loveable new arrivals, the zoo will
hold their annual Asian Elephant Extravaganza on Saturday,
August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event features the
zoo’s seven Asian elephants, Indy, Siri, Romani, Kirina, Targa,
Mali, and little Chuck. Demonstrations will display their in-
Adult fennec foxes. Photo courtesy of: Maria Simmons telligence, strength and size. Unique activities will include
T ceremonial elephant face painting, a tradition in Asian cul-

he Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, always ture, an elephant weigh–in and a watermelon smash. Activity
a great place for family fun, has several special stations will also be available for families to learn more about
events and exhibits in August that make it an at- Asian elephants and their endangered status.
tractive site to spend a leisurely summer day. Along with elephant demonstrations, visitors will have
Visitors who are able to make it out to the zoo this sum- the opportunity to enjoy various activities highlighting the
mer will have the chance to catch of glimpse of a rare sight. cultures of the Asian countries that the elephants are native
The zoo announced the birth two new fennec fox kits in April. to. “Zinda,” a group of Syracuse University students, will be
“It has been 21 years since we’ve had fennec foxes born at the performing a form of Indian fusion dance at the event. Guests
Rosamond Gifford Zoo,” said Ted Fox (no relation to the proud will be transported to Indonesia by listening to the unique
parents), zoo director. “This is a particularly exciting birth, sounds of the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble.
as this is a species that struggles with reproduction. We are The Asian Elephant Extravaganza is presented in part-
thrilled to have a success story.” nership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and
The kits — a boy, Todd, and a girl, Vixey — are currently the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. The event
on exhibit at the zoo, but the window of opportunity for pa- is sponsored by the Onondaga County Dental Society and is
trons to get a look at the adorable duo is rapidly closing. Fen- made possible with funds from the New York State Council on
nec foxes reach maturity between six and nine months of age, the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a State Agency, and
and the youngsters will likely be relocated to other zoos in the the Cultural Resources Council, a Regional Arts Council.
early fall.
Fennec foxes are found throughout the deserts of North
Africa and the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas. Their nocturnal
habits help them survive in the searing heat of the desert envi-
ronment, and some physical adaptations help, as well. One of
the smallest fox species, fennec foxes have distinctive bat-like
ears that act like natural air conditioners, radiating heat away
from their bodies. Their ears also allow the fennec to hear the
movements of its predators and prey over long distances. They
have long, thick hair that insulates them during cold nights
and protects them from hot sun during the day. Even the bot-
tom of the fox’s feet are hairy, which helps them perform like
snowshoes and protects them from extremely hot sand.
A male fox is called a reynard, the female is called a vixen,
and the baby is called a kit. A group of foxes is called a skulk
or a leash.
“Little is known about the species, so the observations John Moakler, elephant collection manager at the zoo, leads a trio of painted pachyderms
we’ve documented through the pregnancy, birth and rearing during last year’s Asian Elephant Extravaganza. Photo courtesy of: Amelia Beamish
of the kits are helpful in building the national knowledge base

August 2012 • Cicero Magazine 21

Found in Translation:

Chiefs’ Japanese Trainer Makes
Smooth Transition to Life in the States
by David Snyder

T hey call him “Sushi.” “I think they have a hard time It is much easier to get around in the States.”
pronouncing my name, “ says Atsushi Toriida, Ath- “Another thing I really like about the U.S.,” continued To-
letic Trainer for the Syracuse Chiefs, “and sushi riida, “is the food. Everything is so big here. At restaurants,
is something Japanese that people in the States are familiar they serve huge portions and it doesn’t cost very much. In Ja-
with.” pan, dining out is very expensive, and the portions are very
Toriida, who hails from Fukuoka, Japan, first came to the small.”
U.S. in 1998. Having completed his four-year degree in Japan, Toriida was shocked by the emphasis placed on sports in
he enrolled at Indiana State to pursue his license as an ath- this country, even at small colleges. “If I had known that,” he
letic trainer. “In Japan, there was no national certification for said, “I would have come to college as an undergraduate here.”
athletic trainers,” said Toriida. He subsequently receive d his He also noted colleges in Japan are very dissimilar to those in
Master’s Degree at Plymouth State University in New Hamp- the United States. “It is harder to change majors or colleges
shire. After graduate school, he interned with an independent in Japan,” he observed, “and entrance into Japanese colleges
league team in Rockford, Illinois. He then obtained his certifi- depends completely on how you do on one test.”
cation while working for a physical therapy clinic in Wooster, The most difficult transition for Toriida was adjusting to
spoken English. “All Japanese high school students have to
His big break came when he was hired by the Montreal Ex- study English,” he commented, “but the focus is on the written
pos organization, and assigned to work for one of their minor language. Most Japanese can’t speak English very well. It is
league affiliates, the Vermont Expos. This is his 10th year with especially hard for me to understand slang.” He recalled one
the organization, and his 2nd season with the AAA Chiefs. amusing moment when someone asked him, “What’s Up?”,
There have been so many things Toriida enjoyed about and he responded by looking up in the air. “The guy must have
American culture that he found making the transition to life been wondering what was wrong with me,” he laughed.
in the United States quite natural. “I remember the first day At first, he also found some of the jokes difficult to un-
I came to this country,” he recalls. “I flew into Indianapolis derstand, especially the sarcastic humor. “Things are much
airport. I was amazed at how quickly I made it to where I was more formal in Japan. Sometimes I wasn’t sure how to take
staying. In Japan, it would have taken me four times as long. those comments. That was especially the case in the lower
Transportation is really different in Japan. Parking spots are levels of the minor leagues. The players were much younger.
much harder to find, and you have to pay to use the highways. Many of them were right out of college. In AAA, the guys are

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much more mature. Many of them have families. They are all reimbursement of expenses. In some cases, he found those du-
business.” ties rather daunting, like the time the bus driver asked him
where the ball park was. “I didn’t know how to get there, ei-
“Another thing I noticed,” he continued, “is that some- ther. I had no idea what to tell him,” he laughed.
times being silent is considered a good thing in Japan. In this
country, that is not so much the case.” As the trainer for the Chiefs, Toriida has been included in
the team’s trading card set the past two years. “It was awe-
Toriida met his wife, who is also Japanese, in college here some! I didn’t even know about that I was going to appear on
in the States. “She’s very outgoing and speaks English well, so a baseball card. Sometimes people come to me and ask me for
the adjustment has been quite easy for her, too,” says Toriida. an autograph, and I always sign in Japanese, just to make it a
“When my daughter started school, she couldn’t communi- bit unique.”
cate in English at all. Now she’s talking to everybody in Eng-
lish and she just loves it here. It was tough last season because When asked if he would ever consider a position with a
his family stayed in Florida after spring training, but this year, professional baseball team in Japan, Toriida responds, “The
it is better for me because I can be with my family.” only team I would consider working for in Japan is the Soft
Bank Hawks, which is the team that plays in my hometown of
One unexpected aspect of his job as a minor league Fukuoka.”
trainer was discovering just how much the trainer was ex-
pected to do. Toriida soon learned that besides taking care of “In all honesty,” he says, “the transition here has not been
player injuries, the trainer also was responsible for a variety that tough for me. I am really having fun here and I enjoy
of logistical details, such as meal money, bus schedules, and meeting new people.”

Atsushi Toriida (left), Chiefs’ trainer, with players Seth Byrum (middle) and Chris McConnell (right). Photo
courtesy of: Glenn Gaston. Reproduced with the permission of the Syracuse Chiefs

August 2012 • Cicero Magazine 23

Swamp Things:

Cicero Home to

Several Uncommon Species
By David Snyder

T A spotted turtle basks in the sun in Cicero Swamp.Photo courtesy of: Thomas A. Bell, Jr.

he only venomous snake in Cicero is an endan- rodents, amphibians and reptiles. The snake’s venom dis-
gered form of rattlesnake with a very small rupts blood flow and prevents blood clotting causing severe
breeding population in the Cicero Swamp Wild- internal bleeding in its prey. However, these snakes are quite
life Management Area (WMA). The WMA is one of only two shy and are little threat to humans. In this area, they are
sites known to harbor these snakes. most active during the day since they need sunlight to warm
The snake is the state endangered Eastern Massasau- their bodies, especially the pregnant females. They tend to
ga rattlesnake; a member of the pygmy rattlesnake family. rest on top of vegetation in close proximity to holes or bur-
Adults average about 28 inches in length. They have a row of rows that they can retreat into when threatened. The WMA
dark brown hour-glass shaped markings along their backs, provides an ideal habitat for the rattlesnakes, which tend to
with smaller rows on each side. These color patterns are prefer wet, marshy areas.
also evident on their young, but they are much paler than In 2010, the New York State Department of Environmen-
the adults.
tal Conservation Region 7 Cortland Wildlife unit received a
Like all rattlesnakes, these snakes have rattles attached United States Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Resto-
to the end of their tails, which they shake if they feel threat- ration Initiative Grant to conduct habitat management ac-
ened or alarmed. Their diet consists primarily of small tivities in the WMA. The goal of this project is to make im-
provements to the habitat that will help increase the birth
and survival rates for the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes.
The latest estimates from 2007 indicate that there were
about 121 of these rattlesnakes at this location. Researchers
and biologists have been very pleased with the habitat work
that has been performed, and with the overall progress of
the grant work. They continue to monitor the site.
Another uncommon species found in the WMA is the
spotted turtle, which is currently listed as a species of “spe-
cial concern” in New York. The attractive spotted turtle has
yellow polka-dots on its head, neck, legs, and shell. They
measure about 3.5 to 5 inches in length.
Tom Bell, a Senior Biologist with the NYSDEC Bureau of
Wildlife, cautions against disrupting these animals or their
habitats. “Obviously,” he said, “people need to use great cau-
tion around any venomous snake. But in addition to that,
both these species are protected by state law. It is illegal to
engage in any activity that might harass or injure any pro-
tected species, or that might destroy their habitat.”

Adult Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake. The author wishes to thank Thomas A. Bell, Jr., Senior Bi-
Photo courtesy of: Thomas A. Bell, Jr. ologist with the NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife for his help and
August 2012 • Cicero Magazine assistance in writing this article, and for permission to use
the photographs included with this story.



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Dog Days
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Summer Health and
This Golden Retriever is all smiles after receiving a summer
by David Snyder
Grooming Concernsgrooming. Photo courtesy of: Simone Poné
Wactually has nothing to do with canines. Rather,
e are deep into the “dog days” of summer, but just developing a skin condition called, "Clipper Alopecia." In such
where did this expression originate? The saying cases, coats may grow back patchy and sparse or not at all.
“A great alternative to shaving is the FURminator shed-
its genesis lies in the stars. less treatment,” suggested Baumbach. This process reduces
The term derives from Sirius, the brightest star in the con- shedding up to 90% by removing the undercoat and allowing
stellation Canis Major (Large Dog), which was referred to as cool air to circulate between the skin and the outer coat lay-
“the dog star” by the ancient Romans. The Romans believed er. It also exfoliates the dog’s skin allowing it to accept more
that the close proximity of Sirius to the sun was responsible moisture for healthier coat condition.
for the hot weather during the summer; leading to the idiom- For other smaller breeds, such as Shih Tzu, Maltese and
atic phase “the dog days”. Poodles, grooming more often during the summer and opt-
The same weather we might find to be a bit oppressive can ing for a shorter puppy cut is recommended. “All dog breeds
be just as challenging for man’s best friend. Dogs can suffer benefit from regular professional grooming and proper home
from heat stroke from constant exposure to the sunshine, just maintenance,” Gass advised.
as people do. Dog owners should be on the lookout for excessive
panting, dark red or bright red gums, staggering, vomiting or
diarrhea, advised local veterinarian Gayanna Gilbraith. Own-
ers should take any dog that presents these symptoms into a
veterinarian for immediate medical attention. “Because heat
stroke can lead to serious diseases like disseminated intravas-
cular coagulation (DIC),” explained Dr. Gilbraith, “even dogs
who are behaving normally after being cooled down should
be checked out. Never leave pets unattended in a car, even for
just a minute,” she added. “A closed vehicle can reach lethal
temperatures in as little as 10 minutes.”
Grooming also presents special concerns at this time of
year. “Dog grooming is very different over the summer,” ac-
cording to Roxane Baumbach, a local certified dog groomer
and co-owner of the Chatty K-9 in Central Square. Mosqui-
toes, fleas and ticks can become a major health concern dur-
ing the hot summer months if not properly attended to. Skin
irritations caused by parasites can lead to excessive scratch-
ing, itching and biting.
“One of the big of issues is whether to shave or not to shave
your dog,” said Chatty K-9 co-owner, Donetta Gass. “With
large breeds, such as Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands and
Labs, we generally advise not to shave them because their
outer coat layer (guard hair) provides insulation that not only
helps keep them warm in the winter, but it also cools in the
A close clip on a double coated dog exposes the skin to
possible sun damage, pesky bugs and easy accessibility to
self-mutilation (excessive chewing) that could result in a dog Two Goldens Smiling After a Summer Grooming Session.
Photo courtesy of: Simone Poné

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2012Events Calendar for Cicero Magazine
Wednesday, August 8 Psychic John Edward
2:00 PM Mulroy Civic Centre Theater.
Thursday, August 2-August 5 Jane’s Addiction with Mutemath Call or visit The Oncenter Box Office,
8:00 PM @ Landmark Theatre. open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and
The Syracuse Talent Company Tickets can be purchased through the Saturday 10am-2pm.
presents: “Grease.” box office Monday -Friday 10am-5pm Phone: 315-435-2121.
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm or through Ticketmaster. Tickets can also be purchased by calling
Sun. 2:00pm The box office is located at Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
@ The NewTimes Theater. 364 South Salina Street
Adults $28, Seniors/Students $25, by phone at 315-475-7980. Sunday, August 12
Children 12 & under $20.
For info/reservations call Friday, August 10 Syracuse Chiefs v.
The Talent Company Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Box Office at (315) 479-SHOW (7469). Syracuse-Cicero Gus Macker 5:00 PM @ Alliance Bank Stadium -
Group discounts available. Block Party @ Hogan Drive Team Photo & Autograph Night
For more information, South between Driver’s Village presented by Hillside Children’s Center
E-mail [email protected] and Price Chopper. The first 3,000 fans through the
Festivities begin at 4 pm stadium gates will receive a 2012 Chiefs
Sunday, August 5 and continue until dusk. team photo compliments of Hillside
The road will be closed. Children’s Center. Chiefs players and
Athleta IronGirl Women’s Triathlon Come for basketball on the courts, coaches will sign autographs on the
7:00 AM bounce houses, face painting, chicken concourse before the game. For the
Oneida Shores Park bbq, pizza, ice cream, dancing Chiefs’ full schedule,
and entertainment. visit
Monday, August 6 FREE to attend! For tickets, call the box office at
Call (315) 699-5233 for (315) 474-7833, or order online.
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting more information.
7:00 PM @ Cicero Town Hall Monday, August 13

Wednesday, August 8 Saturday, August 11 Town Planning Board Meeting
7:oo PM @ Cicero Town Hall
Agenda Workshop Syracuse-Cicero Gus Macker
9:00 AM Cicero Town Hall. Sunday, August 12 Friday, August 17
Pre-Meeting to the Planning Board. Hogan Drive South
This is an informal workshop to advise between Driver’s Village Syracuse Chiefs v. Toledo Mud Hens
and counsel persons who are and Price Chopper 7:00 PM @ Alliance Bank Stadium
considering bringing requests from 8 am to 4 pm. 3-on-3 Fireworks presented by Lockheed
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performances, enjoy food from the visit
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6:30 PM Hosted by the Friends of the CanTeen. (315) 474-7833, or order online.
Cicero Town Hall FREE to attend! Call
(315) 699-5233 for more information.

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Wednesday, August 22 September Wednesday, September 19

Agenda Workshop Friday, September 1 Agenda Workshop
9:00 AM @ Cicero Town Hall. 9:00 AM @ Cicero Town Hall

Cicero Town Board Meeting Syracuse Chiefs v. Rochester Red Friday, September 21-23
6:30 PM Wings
Cicero Town Hall 7:00 PM @ Alliance Bank Stadium The Great Syracuse Octoberfest
@ CNY Regional Market.
Thursday, August 23 Fireworks presented by Time Warner Enjoy three days of authentic German
Cable and 105.9 The Rebel. For the entertainment, food and beverages.
Chiefs’ full schedule, Open noon ‘til 11PM on Fri. and Sat. and
The Great New York State Fair visit noon till 6PM on Sunday. $3 per person.
For tickets, call the box office at For more information, visit
August 23-Sept 3 8:00am -10:00pm (315) 474-7833, or order online.

The Empire New York Monday, September 24
State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Adult advance sale $6.00, $10.00 Town Planning Board Meet-
at the gate; Children under 12 free every ing 7:oo PM @ Cicero Town Hall
day. For more information,
visit, Tuesday, September 4 – 5 Wednesday, September 26

call 315-487-7711 or E-mail Superintendent’s Conference Days Cicero Town Board Meeting - North Syracuse Central School 6:30 PM @ Cicero Town Hall

Saturday, August 25 District. Friday, September 28-29
For more information, visit
Center for Community Alternatives Rosina Parmiggiano & Friends:
Walk/Run - 8:00 am “Whena speaka me Shutta upa
Onondaga Lake Park. Tuesday, September 4 You.” Italian comedy. 8:00 PM @
Mulroy Civic Centre Theater. Call or
This event begins at the Bay View Chips Ahoy! And Ritz present visit The Oncenter Box Office, open
Tent. Parking is in Willow Bay. American Idol Live! Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Satur-
day 10am-2pm. Phone: 315-435-2121.
Monday, August 27 7:00 PM @ War Memorial Arena. Tickets can also be purchased by call-
Call or visit The Oncenter Box Office, ing Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and
Town Planning Board Meeting Saturday 10am-2pm. Saturday, September 29
7:oo PM Phone: 315-435-2121.
Cicero Town Hall Tickets can also be purchased by call- Annual Family Fall Festival
@ the South Bay Fire Department
Friday, August 31 ing Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. from 10 am to 2 pm. Family activities
for all ages. Pumpkin painting, trail
Hanover Square Outdoor Wednesday, September 5 mix making station, maze, games,
Summer Concert Series: and more. Hosted by the Cicero
Dan Elliott & Wayne Muller Agenda Workshop Youth Bureau, Parks & Recreation
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 9:00 AM @ Cicero Town Hall department. FREE to attend! Call
@ Downtown – Hanover Square. 699-5233 for more information.
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
7:00 PM @ Cicero Town Hall

Monday, September 10

Town Planning Board Meet-
ing – 7:oo PM @ Cicero Town Hall

Thursday, September 6,

First Day of School
North Syracuse Central School Dis-
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Wednesday, September 12

Cicero Town Board Meeting
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