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Religious release time conversation continues at school board meeting

More than 100 people — at least 50 from St. James Roman Catholic Church — attended the Cazenovia Board of Education meeting on Monday; most of them were there to stand up, literally, in support of the district’s religious release time program for district students.

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Middle School names citizens of the first quarter

The Cazenovia Middle School has named its first quarter Citizens of the Quarter for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Cazenovia Lions Club awards TV raffle

Jill Dudley of Cazenovia won a 50 inch LG Smart Television in the recent Cazenovia Lions Club’s TV Raffle. The winning ticket was sold by Lions Club member Steve Burrell.

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Excitement abounds at the Madison County landfill

The use of excess heat from the Madison County’s Gas-to-Energy facility will be used in Johnson Brothers Lumber’s soon to be constructed drying kilns at the Buyea Road landfill site and the newly installed 210 panel solar array will provide all of the power necessary to run the landfill’s operations building.

Cazenovia Public Library board of trustees announces 2015 meeting dates and holiday schedule

The Cazenovia Public Library board of trustees has announced its 2015 meeting dates and holiday schedule.

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church to hold Christmas Eve candlelight service

The Cazenovia Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Dec. 24. Elder Kevin Curtis will light the traditional Christ Candle in the middle of the advent wreath.

Cazenovia Town Board schedules special meeting

The Cazenovia town board has scheduled a special meeting for 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22.

Cazenovia snowy weather attracts Today Show crews

With Tuesday’s record breaking nor’easter bringing in multiple inches of snow to parts of New York State, film crews from the Today Show decided to make a stop in Cazenovia for a news story.

Travel advisory issued in Madison County Dec. 9

A travel advisory has been issued by Madison County due to conditions caused by the current snow storm, according to a press release from the Office of the Madison County Sheriff Department.

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Trees for Troops makes a stop at Critz Farm

Eight members of Cazenovia American Legion Post 88 met at Critz Farms in Cazenovia last week to help out with a cause that hits close to them — to provide Christmas trees to America’s military troops and their families during the holiday season.

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New invasive species identified in Cazenovia Lake

In addition to European watermilfoil, zebra mussels and blue-green algae, Cazenovia Lake now has a new invasive species in its waters: European Frog-Bit.

Town planning board closes public hearing on Owera Vineyards’ proposed event building

After a two-hour public hearing to discuss the proposed new 6,300 square-foot events building by Owera Vineyards on its East Lake Road land, the Cazenovia Town Planning Board closed the public hearing on the issue, which means a decision by the board on whether or not to approve the application must be made within the next two months. The hearing was similar to many of the previous public hearings on Owera’s proposals during the past year with East Lake Road neighborhood residents voicing concerns over the winery’s noise, lighting, traffic and hours of operation. There were, however, a few new points and facts brought up at the planning board’s Dec. 4 meeting — including the news that Owera owner Peter Muserlain is currently in the midst of an intellectual property theft lawsuit that potentially could affect, if not disable, his plans for the new winery building.

Village board presents proposed law to change Riverside Drive zoning

The Cazenovia village board last week released a proposed local law to change the zoning of the Riverside Drive/Chittenenago Creek corridor behind the public library in its attempt to improve the undeveloped area.

From the state senate: Support Cell Phones for Soldiers

I have kicked off my seventh-annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive to help our soldiers serving overseas stay connected with their loved ones back home, especially during the holidays. You can support this important cause by donating your gently-used mobile phones to any of my designated collection sites throughout Onondaga County and the city of Auburn.