In the Madison County area, two school districts have been announced as finalists in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Canastota Central School District and Stockbridge Valley Central School District are among the top districts in New York in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.
Professor emerita began role July 1
Margery A. Pinet has been appointed by the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees to serve as interim president while the college undergoes a presidential search to replace Mark Tierno, who completed his 15-year tenure on June 30.
The popular Summer Reading Program begins Monday, July 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the New Woodstock Free Library. A new program or event will be held at 2 p.m. every Monday throughout the summer.
This 39th annual Lorenzo Driving Competition in Cazenovia will take place on the weekend of July 18 and 19, but the festivities begin on Friday evening, July 17. The “Hats off to Lorenzo Gala” includes the 6 p.m. welcome reception for competitors and community members alike.
Willow Bank Yacht Club hosted the Lightning class district championship regatta on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and 21. Twenty-one boats participated. Three Willow Bank sailors finished in the top 10 — Clay Murphy, Federico Meira and Ed Seyerlein.
Two sides argue merits of planning board site plan approval for winery’s proposed new event center
Attorneys for the Town of Cazenovia, Owera Vineyards and East Lake Road neighbors of Owera Vineyards this week appeared before State Supreme Court Judge Dennis K. McDermott in Wampsville to argue whether the town planning board exceeded its authority in its February site plan approval for Owera’s proposed 6,300 square-foot permanent promotion and marketing facility.
The Chenango Bird Club’s third walk in its summer evening bird watching series will be a stroll along the Chenango Canal north of Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.
Cazenovia police officers again will participate in the annual Cops on Top event to raise awareness and collect donations for the nearly 65,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout New York state.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: Project CAFE would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the United Community Chest and all of their donors for their generous support this spring.
From July 1 to Aug. 15, Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright will have the library brimming with activities for children of all ages and their families.
Project CAFÉ and the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce will be organizing this year’s Fourth of July parade and would like to get as many groups, individuals and neighborhoods as possible to participate.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: The Cazenovia High School Senior After Ball Committee greatly appreciates the many people who made this year’s After Ball Party a great success.
Local teen with Type 1 diabetes cannot go away to attend college without medical support
Scott Arnold, an 18-year-old track athlete from Deruyter, will graduate from high school on June 28 and plans to pursue at degree at SUNY ESF this fall. His Type 1 diabetic condition, however, makes it difficult to lead a normal life and often jeopardizes his safety. The Arnolds think they have found a solution that will allow Scott to attend college — the purchase of a diabetic “alert dog” to help monitor Scott’s glucose levels. The only problem is that it will cost $18,000. In order to keep Scott safe and allow him to attend college, the Arnolds have created a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary money he needs to buy the alert dog.
The Patience Project seeks homes for longtime shelter dogs
No one had even looked at Duke for more than a year. The 3-year-old Rottweiler-shepherd mix had sat in the kennels at CNY Veterinary Services in Clay since he was 6 months old. His chances for adoption looked grim. Then Duke’s photo was featured on Facebook on a page dedicated to dogs like him who have spent months or even years in shelters. The Patience Project’s picture was shared on one page after another and ultimately made its way to Gerry Ioannone in Rochester.
CHS Class of 2015 celebrates commencement
It was an overcast day with the threat of rainstorms last Saturday, June 27, as the Cazenovia High School Class of 2015 celebrated its commencement inside the Cazenovia College gymnasium. Hundreds of family and friends of the graduating seniors, along with teachers and district staff, watched as the 146 candidates for graduation, dressed in their blue and white robes, each holding a white rose, received their awards, scholarships, general accolades and, of course, their high school diplomas.
A routine traffic stop on Albany Street turned into a drug arrest that netted nine different types of narcotics, as well as drug paraphernalia and weapons, by the Cazenovia Village Police Department.
The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.
It was a tight competition with many excellent entries but, in the end, only one photograph could be crowned winner of the first Stone Quarry Hill Art Park / Cazenovia Republican photo contest, “Casting Shadows: Sculptures and Spring.”
State Department of Environmental Conservation staff stocked Cazenovia Lake with 23,280 walleye fingerlings for the first time since the late 1970s this week, part of a five-year fish stocking program aimed at restoring a quality walleye fishery to the lake.
Cazenovia American Legion Post 88 holds “Flags of Our Heroes” commemoration event
On this Father’s Day just passed, more than 50 deceased military veterans from World War II, the majority from Cazenovia, were honored, along with their families, by the Cazenovia American Legion through the “Flags of Our Heroes” program, which is a subset of Honor Flight Syracuse.