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Public meeting coming to Caz for CNY Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan

The CNY Regional Planning and Development Board is developing a Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan to improve local quality of life and revive regional economic growth by guiding future improvements to the connectivity of existing regional recreational and heritage resources and by augmenting regional identity through recommendations for a wayfinding system to guide future visitors. They are holding a public meeting in Cazenovia soon.

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Cazenovians bring home state fair ribbons

The New York State Fair is in the middle of its annual two-week run, and so far, among the myriad state residents who have won ribbons in competitions in everything from arts and crafts to agriculture to animal husbandry to cooking to talent competitions, a number of Cazenovians have claimed prizes.

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Laidman places second in CNY ‘everyday champion’ competition

Brings home $1,000 for his designated charity, CRIS

After more than 17,000 votes were cast online by the public during the month of August to choose the Today’s Options Competition Grand Champion and send that champion home with a $10,000 prize for the charity of their choice, finalist and Cazenovia resident Hume Laidman placed second.

A new era for youth programming

Project CAFÉ ends after-school program, supports RecDesk effort

After more than 16 years of after-school programming based out of the Common Grounds space, Project CAFÉ leaders decided that the timing was right to try a new approach to serving the community’s youth. Attendance at the program has declined in recent years as more and more parents rely on technology to keep track of their children after school and are less reliant on a traditional “latch key” site.

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Caz athlete runs in Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria

Local triathlete Heather Ketcham spent last weekend in the Austrian alpine town of Zell Am See — she was not sightseeing on an end-of-summer vacation, but rather competing against approximately 2,700 athletes from more than 70 countries in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

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More than 50 kids attend Caz tennis camp

More than 50 local youths, ages three to 10, recently attended the first community “Free Kids Tennis Camp,” hosted by 22 members of the Cazenovia Varsity girls and boys tennis teams.

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Caz golf professionals make PGA Tour cut

The two professionals at Cazenovia’s two golf clubs beat out some of the region’s best golfers last week to earn a spot in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship next June. Both Mark Tucker, of Cazenovia County Club, and Dennis Colligan, of Cazenovia Golf Club, earned entry into next year’s PGA event being hosted at Turning Stone.

Nelson Democrats to caucus Sept. 9

A caucus of the Nelson Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 general election will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Nelson town office.

Cazenovia Democrats to caucus Sept. 9

A caucus of the Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 elections will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Support the American Red Cross when you park at the state fair

Visitors to The Great New York State Fair can help the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross, and have a convenient parking spot, by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from the Crucible Industries plant and just a short walk from the fair’s main entrance.

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State supreme court decides against Owera

Judge upholds eight of 10 town conditions for winery to construct new events building

The Cazenovia Town Planning Board has the legal right to impose nearly all of the conditions it included in its site plan approval for Owera Vineyards’ proposed new event center on its East Lake Road property and, if the owners of Owera find these conditions too onerous, their best recourse may be to relocate their operations to a town parcel more appropriately zoned for the commercial activity in which the winery seeks to engage. This was the opinion of Acting State Supreme Court Justice Dennis K. McDermott in his Aug. 26 decision on Owera’s Article 78 lawsuit against the town of Cazenovia.

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Algae blooms close Cazenovia Lake beaches again

The Madison County Department of Health has confirmed the presence of potentially harmful blue-green algae blooms within the bathing beach areas of both Lakeland Park and Willow Bank Yacht Club, and the beaches have been closed for wading, swimming and any water contact activities until further notice.

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Cazenovia CSD announces Bus numbers and driver assignments for 2015-16 school year

All buses leave the transportation department between 6:40 and 7 a.m. Below is listed the route of travel in the morning. Afternoon routes leave the high school complex at approximately 2:55 p.m. Pick up and return times are approximately the same as last year. Please feel free to call the transportation department at 655-1326 with questions.

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Flags of Our Heroes program seeking veterans’ photos

The next mission of Honor Flight Syracuse to bring veterans of World War II and the Korean War to visit the memorials in their honor in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Oct. 3 — and officials with the Flags of Our Heroes program are currently seeking photographs of deceased veterans of these two wars to bring with them to Washington and be honored through the Flags of Our Heroes program.