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Volleyball Bears reach sectional semis

Chittenango boys remain undefeated after pair of wins

Just as in recent years, a primary motivation for the Chittenango girls volleyball team is the knowledge that, this Saturday, all of the Section III winter championships will get decided in its home gymnasium.

Three Caz wrestlers reach Class C final

Wells, Curr, Frega all advance to sectional meet

The Cazenovia wrestling trio of Jacob Wells, Alex Curr and Kevin Frega still find themselves in the hunt for Section III championships that will get decided this Saturday at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena.

Caz boys basketball stays alive

Lakers get pair of wins, maintains push for sectional berth

The challenges continued for Cazenovia’s boys basketball team, who found itself needing to win each of its last three games just to reach the Section III Class B playoffs.

Hockey Lakers edged by New Hartford

Late goal pushes Caz into third place in league

A chance at the regular-season championship in the Division II National Conference, along with a home game in the Section III playoffs, was completely within the reach of the Cazenovia ice hockey team.

Caz girls go 2-1, take loss to VVS

Lakers still could earn winning record before sectionals

Not having to worry about scrambling to reach the Section III Class B playoffs, the Cazenovia girls basketball team could relax a bit, but also add to its win total in the early days of February.

Lakers win another indoor track sectional title

Caz edges CBA by half-point in close finish

All of the other events in Friday night's Section III Class B girls indoor track and field championships at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena were done by the time they reached the conclusion of the triple jump, and Cazenovia trailed Christian Brothers Academy by 5.5 points.

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Kayak storage rack, new hand launch projects moving forward

Village board approves fees and policies for Lakeside Park kayak rack

Cazenovia Lake is becoming even more kayak and canoe friendly thanks to two projects currently underway in both Lakeland and Lakeside parks in the village. Last week, the village board approved the use fees and policies for the incoming kayak racks to be erected in Lakeside Park this year, and chose a company to perform the construction of the new hand launch and wall repair at the canal behind Carpenter’s Barn.

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2016 Gala at the Lincklaen House coming March 5

The third annual Gala at the Lincklaen House fundraiser has been announced for March 5. The event, benefiting the Cazenovia Community Preschool, features an evening of dancing, local brewery sampling, mystery wine pull and more. A silent auction and raffle will showcase donations from local businesses including Lillie Bean, Nelson Farms, Industrial Loft, Cazenovia Jewelers and others.

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St. Baldrick’s head shaving event returns to Caz for third year

Beautiful baldness is returning to Cazenovia for the third consecutive year next month, when the St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser to battle childhood cancer takes place at Burton Street Elementary School. Last year’s event saw more than 100 community members shave their heads and raise more than $50,000 — a feat organizer Sean Kelly said he hopes can be repeated this year.

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Shaffner to be a Raider – signs letter of intent to attend Colgate University

Cazenovia High School senior Jake Shaffner, one of the standout players on the Lakers 2015 state champion football team, has announced that after graduation he will attend Colgate University, where he will study liberal arts with a pre-engineering focus and play football for the Raiders.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

Caz Lake ice fishing clinic cancelled

The free ice fishing clinic scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 6, on Cazenovia Lake has been canceled due to poor ice conditions.

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Cazenovia College to expand inclusion program for adults with intellectual disabilities

Receives donation from Berkshire Bank

Cazenovia College recently received a $5,000 donation from Berkshire Bank which, added to a recently received Common Grounds challenge grant, will allow for the expansion of the college’s inclusive daytime programming for adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to participants.

Thanks for support of United Community Chest

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of Community Bikes, thanks so much to the residents and businesses of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson for your generous support of the United Community Chest.

Art for Kids, chocolate party coming to Cazenovia Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for fun-filled activities during the first weekend in February — Art for Kids, Winter Festival events and Lego My Library.

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Cazenovia school district faces dire budget situation again in 2016

The Cazenovia Central School District is, once again, facing a dire financial situation as it prepares its 2016-17 budget, thanks to the lack of state school funding aid proposed by the governor this year. If the state funding numbers do not change, the Cazenovia Board of Education will once again face the choice of exceeding the state-mandated tax cap in its budget or making major cuts to district programming, according to district officials.

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Lakers football team honored with Believe to Achieve award

The Cazenovia Lakers varsity football team was honored on Jan. 27 with the Joe LaGuardia Male Team Award at the annual Believe to Achieve Awards in Syracuse. The awards, sponsored by Visit Syracuse and Syracuse Sports Corporation, recognize meritorious contribution to the Central New York sports community through the hard work and commitment of individuals and teams. The state champion Cazenovia football team shared the award with the Liverpool boys cross country team.

School board reinstates honors chemistry course

The Cazenovia board of education this week approved the reinstatement of an honors chemistry class in the high school to better prepare students for AP chemistry and give them a more positive science experience that may encourage them to continue to pursue the discipline.

Area police blotters for the week of Jan. 22 to 29

Area police blotters for the week of Jan. 22 to 29

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Farm distillery tasting room opens in Lebanon

A new whiskey distillery and tasting room has opened its doors to the public in the Madison County town of Lebanon. Old Home Distillers, owned and operated by longtime area residents Gerald and Marlene Carvell, in partnership with their two adult sons Aaron and Adam, is now open for tours, tastings and sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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