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First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia offers Palm Sunday service of celebration

The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate a Palm Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 29.

Madison County landfill to host Earth Day textile recycling event

Earth Day is Wednesday April 22. The Madison County Landfill will host a county-wide textile recycling event to celebrate. Textiles will be collected at 10 sites throughout the county making it easy for residents to recycle their textiles. Any textile item, even if it’s worn, torn or stained can be recycled as long as it is clean or dry.

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Burton Street students participate in Health and Wellness Fair

Students at Burton Street Elementary School last week spent a day learning and even teaching about physical and mental health at the school’s first Health and Wellness Fair.

Cazenovia High Schoolʼto hold 13th Annual Jazz Night

The Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kathleen DiNardo, will present its 13th Annual Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Cazenovia High School auditorium. The Hartwick College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gregg Norris, will work with the CHS Jazz Ensemble during the day and will be featured in the concert that night.

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Man convicted of Maegan Spindler death sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Ronald Raymond Fischer Jr., the man convicted in February of the 2013 death of Cazenovia resident Maegan Spinder, was sentenced to more than 30 years in South Dakota state prison this week — the maximum sentence possible for his two felony counts of vehicular homicide.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park welcomes new board members at 2014 annual meeting

The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Board of Directors held its annual meeting on Monday, March 16, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room. Approximately 35 people attended, including staff, members of the Art Park and the general public.

Three school board seats up for election, at least two incumbents not running

Two of the three Cazenovia Board of Education members whose seats are up for election on May 19 confirmed Monday night that they will not seek reelection. Current board President Pat Vogl, a 12-year member, and Karin Marris, a 12-year member, both said they have decided not to run again simply because they have been on the board long enough and are eager to give someone else a chance to serve.

Steinhorst named new Cazenovia varsity football head coach

Jay Steinhorst, a longtime assistant coach with the Cazenovia Lakers varsity football team, Monday night was approved by the school board to become the new head coach.

State police still investigating homemade bomb incident, school district concludes the matter

New York State Police continue to investigate a Feb. 1 incident in the town of Madison during which two “homemade chemical bombs” were placed alongside the home of a Cazenovia high school teacher.

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Cudney wins second national snowshoe championship, profiled in Sports Illustrated magazine

Cazenovia native Jeanette Cudney has done it again. Less than one month after winning the junior women’s 5K world championship title in snowshoe racing in Quebec, Canada, Cudney recently won her second consecutive U.S. national junior women’s snowshoe title at the 15th annual Dion Snowshoes United States National Snowshoe Championship in Eau Claire, Wis. Cudney’s domination of the junior’s women’s category in the sport of snowshoe racing during the past year has also landed her recognition in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated as an outstanding amateur athlete in the “Faces in the Crowd” section of the magazine.

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More than 100 shaved, nearly $50K raised at Cazenovia St. Baldrick’s event

For the second consecutive year, Cazenovians have raised nearly $50,000 to help increase childhood cancer research and awareness through a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event. Hundreds of people showed up to the event, held Sunday, March 22, at Burton Street Elementary School, more than 100 got their heads shaved and, as of press time, a little more than $47,000 was raised.

Amish culture discussed at community event

More than 100 residents of the greater Cazenovia area crowded into the Cazenovia Public Library community room last week to hear from members of the Peterboro-Cazenovia-Canastota Amish community who offered a discussion on Amish life, history, tradition and culture.

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Cuomo, Valesky, Magee respond to Cazenovia first graders’ letters about state school aid

Students in Catharine Taylor’s first grade class at Burton Street Elementary School received some surprise mail recently — from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Senator David Valesky and State Assemblyman Bill Magee. The three officials all wrote responses to letters sent by Taylor’s 25 students, mailed in early February, in which the students asked Cuomo, Valesky and Magee to restore Cazenovia’s state school aid funding to this year’s state budget.

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Cazenovia singers, musicians participate in spring All-County festival

Nearly 50 Cazenovia student musicians and singers in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual Madison County Music Educators Association’s Spring All-County Music Festival, which was held March 13 and 14 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.