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Artist Suzanne Masters completes public art installation

Artist Suzanne Masters completes public art installation

The village of Liverpool got a little more colorful recently thanks to local artist Suzanne Masters. Masters recently completed the public art installation on the side of the building at 137 First St. in the village


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New development coming to Manlius

Presidential Banners found by JGB

The president of JGB, Jay Bernhardt, found Presidential Banners in the attic of a house he purchased in Upstate New York.


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New development coming to Manlius

New development coming to Manlius

By Brad Vivacqua / YNN.com / Syracuse-Oswego-Auburn
February 22, 2011

Construction on a roughly $6 million retail and living complex in the Village of Manlius is expected to begin within the next month. Madison Row will mix loft-style apartments, a restaurant, and shops at the intersection of Stickley Drive and Route 92.
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Work on $5 million retail-office-apartment development in Manlius expected to start in March

Work on $5 million retail-office-apartment development in Manlius expected to start in March

By Elizabeth Doran / The Post-Standard
January 31, 2011

The development, at the corner of Route 92 and Stickley Drive, will blend professional office space, luxury apartments, retail stores, a restaurant and a separate, new Key Bank. It will be called Madison Row.
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Espresso percolates freely starting Sunday

Espresso percolates freely starting Sunday

By Russ Tarby / Eagle Newspapers
December 19, 2010

During the Civil War, the three-story brick building at 401-403 First St. opened as a general store operated by dry goods dealer William Manly.
Some 147 years later – after incarnations as a newspaper office, an auto dealership, a pool hall and floral and gift shops – the historic structure welcomes a new tenant to its 1,520-square-foot first floor.
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'Persistence pays off' - Renovation resurrects historic village building

'Persistence pays off'

By Russ Tarby / Eagle Newspapers
November 02, 2010

Renovation resurrects historic village building.
Liverpool Village Historian Dorianne Elitharp Gutierrez couldn't be happier. "It is so heartening to see that a living artifact of Liverpool's glory days as a bustling canal village can be brought back from the brink of destruction, renovated with thought and taste, and made commercially viable," Gutierrez said.
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Liverpool reclaims a historic treasure: village building that dates to 1863

Liverpool reclaims a historic treasure: village building that dates to 1863

By Sarah Moses / The Post-Standard
February 04, 2010

Liverpool, NY -- A historic building in the village of Liverpool is undergoing $1.8 million worth of renovations and will soon house nine $1,000-a-month luxury apartments and commercial space. JGB Properties LLC, which purchased the site in 2007, recently began work on the building at 401-403 First St., said Christine Stevens, project manager.
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The Flaming Rum Punch

The Flaming Rum Punch

Posted by Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post-Standard
December 10, 2009

The signature drink at the Hotel Clarence bar in Seneca Falls is the Flaming Rum Punch drink from its a Wonderful Life. Chef Ed Moro shows us how its made. Video by Stephen D. Cannerelli (4:19)
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Classy spot opens in 'Bedford Falls' in Seneca County

Classy spot opens in 'Bedford Falls' in Seneca County

By Democrat and Chronicle / democratandchronicle.com
December 10, 2009

This weekend, the village of Seneca Falls is magically transformed into the quintessential holiday town of Bedford Falls. Many believe this Finger Lakes village is the model for the humble hometown in the movie, It's a Wonderful Life. Director Frank Capra stopped in Seneca Falls on a visit to his sister, who lived nearby. There is the canal, and the famous bridge with a plaque honoring a local citizen who died in 1917 when rescuing a woman who had jumped into the water to end her life. And now there is George Bailey Avenue and up on Main Street (actually Fall Street), the newly renovated Hotel Clarence and fine dining restaurant, Divine Kitchen & Bar.
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It's a wonderful town

It's a wonderful town

By Lou Lumenick / New York Post
December 5, 2009

SENECA FALLS, NY — It’s a wonderful life indeed in Seneca Falls, where the resemblance to the film’s fictional Bedford Falls is evident as you ride along the main drag. It’s clear even before you get to George Bailey Lane and the steel-truss bridge spanning the canal.
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In the Finger Lakes, the food scene is catching up to the wine scene

In the Finger Lakes, the food scene is catching up to the wine scene

By Don Cazentre / The Post-Standard
September 29, 2009

Ed Moro has worked as a chef in tourist-oriented Aspen, Colo., and in “wine country” destinations like Napa, Calif., and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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Preserving a proud past

Preserving a proud past

By The Freeman's Journal / Richfield Springs Newspaper
September 25, 2009

Living in a community or a small village was originally a life-support system and every resident was expected to participate in its well being. Understanding the history of a community is essential to promote its progress.
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Jay Bernhardt preserves historic landmarks throughout Central New York.

Jay Bernhardt preserves historic landmarks throughout Central New York

By Dick Case / The Post-Standard
September 25, 2009

Jay Bernhardt made an interesting change of life – from industrialist to preservationist – while he’s still around to enjoy it.
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Otsego 2000 Honors Walters, Bernhardt, Sessler

Otsego 2000 Honors Walters, Bernhardt, Sessler

By The Freeman's Journal / Richfield Springs Newspaper
September 19, 2009

Jay Bernhardt, who has restored several downtown buildings, received the Rehabilitation Award for the Park Hotel at Main and Church.
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DIVINE Kitchen and Bar in Seneca Falls

DIVINE Kitchen and Bar in Seneca Falls

By Peter Schaffer / The Post-Standard
September 17, 2009

In July, Seneca Falls, the town that calls itself the "real Bedford Falls" -- the setting for Capra's movie -- welcomed the new Hotel Clarence, renamed for the angel rescued by the film's hero, George Bailey, who jumps from a bridge to save him.
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THE FIREHOUSE: JGB Properties’ new office building. 238 West Division Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Development company restores a bit of an old Syracuse fire station

By Rick Moriarty / The Post-Standard
September 01, 2009

Step into JGB Properties LLC's new offices in Syracuse, and you'll see something no other office in the city has: a fire pole. The kind firefighters slide down.
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JGB Properties moving into former fire station

JGB Properties moving into former fire station

By Eric Reinhardt / Central New York Business Journal
March 20, 2009

SYRACUSE - A young local real-estate development and brokerage firm is finding a new purpose for an old building in Syracuse's Franklin Square.
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JGB’s new broker extends an invite

JGB’s new broker extends an invite

By Janine Giordano / The Mercury
February 26, 2009

Stop in and say hi to JGB Property’s new broker, Pete Bussmann. That is a direct invitation from the man himself. Guaranteed you will find yourself endeared, inspired and educated as he shares anecdotes and philosophies while you become acquainted.
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Former Mirbeau Inn chef plans angelic menu at Seneca Falls hotel

Former Mirbeau Inn chef plans angelic menu at Seneca Falls hotel

By Toni Guidice / The Post-Standard
February 20, 2009

Seneca Falls, NY -- The executive director of food and beverage at the new Hotel Clarence in downtown Seneca Falls is Edward Moro -- the executive chef at Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Skaneateles for the past nine years.
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Seneca Falls hotel renamed the Clarence, from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Seneca Falls hotel renamed the Clarence, from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

By Toni Guidice / The Post-Standard
February 20, 2009

Seneca Falls, NY -- The grand old Gould Hotel on Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls is stepping into the future with a $6.2 million renovation and a new name with an old history -- Hotel Clarence.
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