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Missing Fenner woman arrested day before disappearance

Ragina Garrison, the 49-year-old Perryville Road woman missing since Tuesday, was arrested by state police the day before her disappearance because of a reported domestic dispute with her 22-year-old daughter.

Caz College student arrested for threatening females with knife

Cazenovia police have arrested an 18-year-old Cazenovia College student on menacing, weapons and drug charges after he allegedly threatened two female students with a knife, and allegedly held a knife to one girl’s throat.

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Fourth time not a charm — Burglar caught red-handed in Caz Sports Bowl

Police encircle building, find suspect hiding in bowling alley ceiling

Cazenovia Sports Bowl was burglarized for the third time in three weeks this past Wednesday, Oct. 7, and then, only 24 hours later, the alleged burglar returned for a fourth robbery. And this time, Cazenovia police caught him in the act.

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Massive search underway on Perryville Road for missing 49-year-old woman

Woman identified as Ragina Garrison of Perryville Road

Police personnel from three counties and the state parks are currently searching for a missing 49-year-old woman on a stretch of Perryville Road in Fenner just before the Canastota town line.

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Dorothy Riester, founder of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, publishes her memoir

Proceeds from ‘The Art of a Life’ to benefit the art park

At five-years-old, Dorothy Riester declared, “I’m going to be an artist!” Ninety-three years later, Riester is not only an artist, she’s considered an inspiration by artists from all over — pioneer and trailblazer for the arts. The lively and sometimes provocative life of Dorothy is now documented in her new book, “The Art of a Life, Dorothy Riester: A Memoir,” as told to Victoria Kennedy.

Area police blotters: Week of Sept. 18 to 25

Cazenovia police, state police and county sheriff's office police blotters for the week of Sept. 18 to 25.

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Community Foundation grant helping connect Cazenovia neighbors

As Route 20 runs through downtown Cazenovia, the common sight of local shops and cafés is now diversified with a sprouting garden of bikes in front of the library. Across the street at Buyea’s True Value, a horse and buggy waits at a hitching rail for its Amish owners to appear with tools and supplies. The bike rack and hitching rail, part of the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association’s (CACDA) two signature projects for 2014 and 2015 – BikeCaz and Our Amish Neighbors – are quite literally building connections within the community.

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Are your kids safe on the Internet?

Cazenovia Middle School students get safety tips at recent assembly

Wendy Fical likes to start her middle school presentations about Internet safety with a story about a teen who scored the winning touchdown at his latest football game. The boy loves online gaming, and tells one of his online partners that his team won 21-20 in their division championship game. That doesn’t seem like excessive personal information, right? But from just that little amount of information, the teen’s male online gaming partner used the Internet to find out enough information about the boy to show up at his house. That is just one of thousands of examples that Fical, a program director with the national Center for Exploited and Missing Children, has told middle schoolers about how even the most basic of personal information they put out onto the Web can be used unsavory and dangerous people.

CAP to host annual fundraising gala and silent auction

Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Madison County is hosting its third annual gala and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Owera Vineyards in the tent. This year CAP is acknowledging and honoring four foundations that have supported and reinforced CAP’s work with families in Madison County for the past 33 years, including The Gifford Foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Mid York Foundation and Hinman Foundation.

New Woodstock Free Library welcomes special guests on Oct. 10

If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultural Society, will visit the library’s “Agri-Culture” exhibit which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.

Upstate University Hospital physicians bring back the ‘house call’

Upstate at Home will send a doctor to your residence as an option for individuals who may want medical care in the comfort of their home. The program will treat a variety of symptoms and is offered currently in the eastern suburbs: Dewitt, Fayetteville, Minoa, Manlius and the villages of Cazenovia and Chittenango and Kirkville.

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Turning 100 is ‘better than 90’

Cazenovia centenarian and family celebrate his rare milestone

Frank Lacko Sr., of Ballina Road in Cazenovia, turned 100 years old last week — and he seemed to take it all in stride. “It’s better than 90,” he said during a family birthday party in his honor last Saturday, Oct. 3. “I’m that much older and I know that much more.”

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Cazenovia CROP Walk coming soon

Cazenovia’s annual CROP Walk to combat global hunger will be held Oct. 18. The walk will not only benefit those in need around the world but also in Cazenovia, with a portion of the funds raised staying local to benefit CazCares and The Mustard Seed.

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Circa to reopen at Nelson Corners in 2016

Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.