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Girls hoops Lakers top Cortland in season opener

Burbidge, Johnson, Tedesco all hit double figures for Caz

All that the Cazenovia girls basketball team’s narrow one-point defeat to an unbeaten South Jefferson side in last winter’s Section III Class B playoffs did was make the Lakers quite motivated to move further ahead in 2014-15.

Vera House Foundation honors Cazenovia couple at gala

The Vera House Foundation will present its 23rd annual “New Beginnings” Gala on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Oncenter. Special tribute will be paid to Gala Honorary Chairs Lynn and David Horowitch of Cazenovia for their commitment and support of Vera House.

Second farmer’s market coming to Cazenovia

Cazenovians love their local farmers market so much that they want it available more than once a month. So two local entrepreneurs have created a second farmers market that will host its inaugural market on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the showroom of Cazenovia Cutblock on Route 20 East.

Cazenovia Children's House urges all to support UCC’s annual fund drive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: November is a month in which we focus on giving thanks. We have much to be thankful for in our community, and this is especially obvious during challenging and stressful times. There are many organizations who step forward to help and The United Community Chest of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign drive recognizes those organizations.

Downtown pedestrian danger comes from poor street configuration

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: In response to the letter from the Wilsons in the Republican issue of Nov. 12 regarding traffic and pedestrians in Cazenovia: The main problem, in my opinion, is the unfortunate lack of street symmetry at Cazenovia's main traffic light: Lincklaen Street and Mill Street don't match up, creating a complex traffic situation that can only be handled, but not solved, by a confusing system of traffic signals.

Cazenovia should build a dog park

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I, and other canine-loving patrons of the Pewter Spoon Cafe, propose that town officials consider a request for the implementation of a dog park in or near the village of Cazenovia.

Nelson tax rate to increase 9 percent next year

Nelson residents will see their taxes increase by 9 percent in 2015, due mainly to the town’s need to update its fleet of highway department trucks and the costs that will be associated with that action.

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Cazenovia native, toy inventor to be on QVC with new bedtime toy brand on Nov. 27

Toy inventor Geoff Roesch, a native of Cazenovia, will air his new bedtime toy brand, Starshine Watchdogs, live on QVC at noon this Thursday, Nov. 27.

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Salvation Army student ambassadors ready to ring

The 2014 Salvation Army Bell ringers will be at Kinney Drugs and Tops Friendly Markets from Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

Cazenovia announces winter sports schedule

Girls hoops opens Nov. 25 against Cortland

Cazenovia High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Chittenango releases winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Bears host Dec. 22-23 tournament

Chittenango High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Kempton selected for all-state chorus

Timothy Kempton, a Cazenovia High School junior, has been selected to the New York State Conference All-State Mixed Chorus. He will participate in a concert held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester during the annual winter conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to be held Dec. 4 through 7.

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Local WWII veteran receives insignia of the French Legion of Honor

World War II veteran Karl Monson of Cazenovia recently received the insignia of Chevelier of the Legion of Honor at the French consulate in New York City on Nov. 7, and then four days later attended the Onondaga County Veterans Day ceremonies at the Syracuse War Memorial last week, where he was honored by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

Residents ask school board to change religious education release time policy

About two dozen district parents coordinated their attendance at the Cazenovia Board of Education meeting last week in an effort to convince the board to change the district’s policy that allows for students to leave school to attend hour-long religious education classes at local churches. This “religious release time,” as it is officially called, is not transparent in how it is administered, unfair to the students who do not attend it because they are not taught anything of value during that hour and should not take away learning time in a public education system, according to the parents’ complaints.

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Middle school students honor veterans

Cazenovia Middle School students last week honored Veterans Day by forming a human flag, singing the Star Spangled Banner and thanking five local veterans invited for the occasion.

Actor Frank Runveon to speak at St. James Church

TV and film actor tells the inside story, with humor

St. James Church will be hosting actor Frank Runveon on Monday Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. for a Hollywood vs. Faith speech.

Town of Fenner votes to adopt 2015 budget

Tax rate to stay the same as 2014

The Fenner town board last week voted to adopt the 2015 preliminary budget as the final budget, which will have the same tax rate as last year.

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Local 8-year-old to be honored at Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast

Harry Hausser, of New Woodstock, will receive award for summer rescue of man who fell into DeRuyter Lake

When 8-year-old Harry Hausser and his 11-year-old cousin rescued a 63-year-old man who had fallen out of his boat into DeRuyter Lake in August, they were not trying to be heroes, they just saw a man who needed help and they helped him. On Dec. 3, however, the boys will be honored as heroes when they receive the Youth Good Samaritan Award at the 16th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast Event of Central New York at the OnCenter.

Christmas at Lorenzo bedecked in holiday plumage

The spicy aroma of wassail, the shimmer of handbells — it’s “Christmas at Lorenzo,” and the magic of the holiday season takes flight this year in each room of the mansion. From peacocks in the formal dining room, to cardinals in the gentlemen’s library, the artistry of volunteer decorators will bring the theme “Birds of a Feather” to life in every room.

Absentee ballots counted: Magee retains assembly seat

Nearly two weeks after Election Day, the race for the NY-121 State Assembly seat has concluded, with challenger John Salka conceding that incumbent Assemblyman Bill Magee won the election.

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