This week, I took 2 of my 3 kids to The Erie Canal Museum and The Gingerbread Gallery, located on it’s second floor. Unfortunately I couldn’t take all three because their elevator is out due to construction, and therefore no wheelchair access, but it was so neat, that I’m sure we will visit again with the whole family when it’s working.

In all of my years in Syracuse, I am ashamed to say that I have never been.

In some of you haven’t either, don’t worry, I took plenty of pictures! It doesn’t make up for the real thing though, so definitely, do go when you can.

Located on Erie Blvd, right down the street from Clinton Square, you can find The Erie Canal Museum with on the “blue” street with easy parking available.

I paid $5 for myself and $2 for each child, and for what the kids and I learned about the Canal, it was completely worth it.

It was like we were back in time on the Canal, stopping at the weighlock…



Not only did we get to an idea of the what the weighlock was like, but we also got a feel for what the business and culture were like in the area, along the canal way back when…





We of course had to walk around the boat… This is only a small glimpse. The really go into detail about what life was like on a canal boat.







After learning about the canal, what fun it was to check out the gingerbread scenes made my the contributors. I wish I could have shown you all of them.  These were some of my favorites. They all took a lot of time and a lot of effort.








Village of Liverpool Santa Sightings

December 2, 2014
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This week there are plenty of opportunities for the children of Liverpool (and of course those grown-ups who are children at heart) to have a visit with Santa! First, the jolly old man may be making an appearance at the Liverpool First United Methodist Church’s “Happy Birthday Jesus” Breakfast this Saturday morning (12/6). LFUMC is […]

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LPL’s Christmas Bureau Toy Drive

November 24, 2014
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Over this Thanksgiving Holiday, and into the beginning of the Holiday season, what could be a better activity than shopping for a toy for a child in need? If this is something that is important to you and warms your heart, you can participate int he Liverpool Public Library’s Christmas Bureau Toy Drive. Drop off […]

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#TakeATour of Lights On The Lake

November 18, 2014
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Check out this cool video of Lights On the Lake done as part of the #TakeATour campaign, through NO Excuses Syracuse. Thanks Michael John Heagerty for the inside look!

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Annual Lights On The Lake Stroll

November 11, 2014
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The Annual Lights On The Lake Stroll is happening this Wednesday night, November 12th from 5-9pm.  The following info is from the Onondaga County Parks and describes the event in detail: Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special walking preview of Lights on the Lake before it opens to vehicles only. The park will be […]

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St. Matthew’s “Seasoned With Salt” Luncheon

November 10, 2014
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Each month, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (900 Vine St) hosts a “Seasoned with Salt” Luncheon for ALL parishioners and community members. This Tuesday’s lunch will consist of parmesan chicken, steamed green beans, buttered noodles with parsley, as well as creamy lemon cake bars for dessert. As usual, green salad, crusty rolls, coffee and tea will […]

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DJ Wheelchair Costume for Halloween

November 2, 2014
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Although I do not use Life In Liverpool as a platform to showcase my children, I do have to show you my daughter’s costume from this Halloween. When your child is in a wheelchair, it is always a chore as well as great fun to try to and find them the perfect costume that will […]

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Morning Walks In My Favorite Season

October 13, 2014
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It’s a requirement in the Village of Liverpool to get outside in the fall. However you can. You know it’s true… the cold is coming and the pressure is on! How many times have you heard someone say “It’s going to be the last nice day, I just have to….”? It’s been a great season […]

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Liverpool’s “Best of Syracuse” Winners

October 2, 2014
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Congratulations to our local businesses who won their category in the Syracuse New Times “Best of Syracuse 2014″ contest. Winners include: Best Bowling Alley: Flamingo Bowl, 7239 Oswego Rd. Best Sushi: Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 302 Old Liverpool Rd. Best Sports Bar: Sharkey’s Bar & Grill, 7240 Oswego Rd. Best Bartender: Alicia Maurer, Cobblestone Bartender (also bartends […]

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Thank You, BIG Book Sale Volunteers!

September 29, 2014
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I have to say a very BIG Thank you! Thank you to all of the volunteers from the community who were a wonderful help to us at the BIG Book Sale this weekend. Parents, Library Volunteers, Key Club members… we appreciate your hard work! It was a wonderful success and we are grateful for those who […]

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