Meet Isabel Fingerman of Liverpool New York, right in the Syracuse area. She's a Cadette-level Girl Scout in the NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council. She just received one of the highest honors.

Izzy just received the "Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Medal of Honor" for valiant efforts for an amazing act she did back in May of 2020. The Medal of Honor is one of the highest national honors Girl Scouts can bestow. It is given to a girl who displays a heroic act beyond her degree of maturity and training for saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the Girl Scout’s own.

In May 2020, then 12-year-old Izzy showed her commitment to being resourceful, skilled and competent in saving a life. Her quick thinking saved her four-year-old cousin from a potential drowning in the Seneca River."

Izzy is a member of Troop 10520 and Service Unit 101. She is the daughter of Jason and Lisa Fingerman of Liverpool. The Medal of Honor pin was just presented to Izzy at the beginning of her troop’s Bridging Ceremony (moving from one Girl Scout grade level to another).

A huge congrats to Izzy!

How To Join The Girl Scouts With NYPENN Pathways

NYPENN Pathways is actively forming new virtual troops for girls in grades K-3 on multiple days and times. This is a traditional troop experience, where girls participate from the comfort of home. Most troops are staff-led and will kick off her Girl Scouts journey.

Girls earn badges, participate in engaging activities and even sell cookies. Text LEAD to 315.766.2268 or reach out to their Customer Engagement team for more info. Membership dues are just $25 annually, and financial aid may be available.

Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY

Onondaga County currently owns the ShoppingTown Mall located in Dewitt New York near the Syracuse area. As of today, the mall is abandoned. The future of the building will go to someone who has the best vision for it. Onondaga County has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for ShoppingTown Mall. The property will be resold to the buyer with the best plan for revitalizing the vacant property.
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."
Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.