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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… that the game of lacrosse or Deyhontsigwa’ehs (its name in Onondaga) roughly translated means, “They bump hips.” Lacrosse at Onondaga is considered sacred and is a game that was given by the Creator, to be played for the Creator and has been known to have healing power. The game in its original form is played between two groups, usually divided up between clans or young men versus old men. Since women are respected for providing life and are to protect this gift, they do not play lacrosse.  Once sides are chosen, the two teams play with the men using hand-made sticks made of hickory.  The spirit of the hickory tree connects the player to Mother Earth as they play for the Creator. The game is played on an open field with two poles at each end signifying goals between which a leather ball must pass. When Deyhontsigwa’ehs is played on Mother Earth, it is said that there is also a game being played with their ancestors in Creator’s land. There is a predetermined amount that the teams must reach before the game is considered won and therefore, the game is not timed.  (source: www.OnondagaNation.org)

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.  For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

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Linda Woodrow
Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
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Posted: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ 8:23 am by Curt
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TexanMark’s Tailgate Guides
One stop source for all information in planning to visit any football school in the Big East Conference and a few lucky ones in C-USA.

This is one of a series of tailgating guides for Big East football schools written by Syracuse fan and tailgate aficionado TexanMark. If you have any feedback or additional information you think belongs in this guide, please drop an email message to Mark by clicking here.

Or read his Blog HERE

Especially since he mentions Skaneateles Suites.

“If you want a romantic getaway town, I recommend Skaneateles (pronounced “skinny- atlas”), Aurora or Cazenovia (pronounced “Caz -a-no-via”). Each village is charming and possesses excellent hotels, B and B’s and restaurants. One of the best lodges in the country is located in Skaneateles. Another lodge with an excellent reputation is the Sherwood Inn. If you are looking for a more casual lodging experience in Skaneateles try Skaneateles Suites. The place comes with reviews galore. Both villages are about a 30 minute drive to the University. Aurora is about 50 minutes southwest of Syracuse on Cayuga Lake and has The Aurora Inn in a quaint setting. A little bit closer in the eastern suburb of Fayetteville is the Craftsman Inn. The hotel is noted for fine Syracuse made Stickley Furniture. “

Posted: Friday, June 20th, 2008 @ 5:32 am by Curt
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