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Football Lakers are state Class B champs

Cazenovia beats Schuylerville, 22-19, for title at Carrier Dome

Though the Cazenovia football program has known plenty of moments of greatness in years and decades past, what it got on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome tops them all. At last, the Lakers are state champions.

Basketball Bears off to 2-0 start

Chittenango rolls past J-E, Central Valley

For at least one week, Chittenango held the boys basketball spotlight to itself, free of interference from its neighbors down the road. Since most of its potential players were going after a state Class B football championship, Cazenovia had to push back both of its opening-week games. Now the Lakers will face Mexico on Dec. 14 and Solvay on Jan. 9.

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Project CAFÉ accepting donations for Toy Shop

Project CAFÉ is now accepting donations of gently used toys for its annual Toy Shop. Student volunteers prepare the toys and make them available for sale at bargain prices to help families in need and raise funds for worthy causes. This year’s Toy Shop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Burton Street Elementary School, will be the ninth one conducted.

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Rogers installed as eighth president of Morrisville State College

Dr. David E. Rogers was formally installed as the eighth president of Morrisville State College during a ceremony on Nov. 20.

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Four from Cazenovia High School selected for all-state music ensembles

Three Cazenovia High School students have been selected for New York State Conference All-State Choral Ensembles, while a fourth has been selected as an all-state orchestra alternate.

Cazenovia announces winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Lakers open two days after football state final

Cazenovia High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Chittenango releases winter sports schedule

Wrestling Bears host dual meet on Dec. 5

Chittenango High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Ready for the holidays

Garden Club, DPW crews, decorate village for the season

The holiday season has arrived in Cazenovia and, and with it, the annual holiday decorating of the buildings and lampposts on Albany Street. Village Department of Public Works crews, members of the Cazenovia Garden Club and students from Cazenovia College spent hours last week hanging wreaths and garlands along the village’s main street.

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Cross country girls celebrate championship season

The Cazenovia girls cross country team had a lot to celebrate at their recent end of season banquet. The Lady Lakers added a fifth place finish at the New York State Championship Meet on Nov. 14 to cap an already successful season.

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Middle school Citizens of the Quarter announced

The Middle School has named its first quarter Citizens of the Quarter. This is an honor awarded to a student who displays good manners, a positive attitude, a consideration for others, cooperative behavior and a responsibility toward self and school in an exemplary manner.

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Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church to undertake renovations, awarded sacred sites grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded a grant of $25,000 to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, under the Sacred Sites grant program, to be used for a portion of the cost of replacing the wood shingle roof over the St. Peter’s sanctuary on Mill Street in the village.

Area police blotters, Week of Nov. 13 to 20

Cazenovia and New York State police blotters for the week of Nov. 13 to 20

Artwork of Barbara Bickford showcased at the Cazenovia Public Library

A visitor to the Cazenovia Public Library Art Gallery once commented, “It’s so nice to be able to enjoy good art without driving to a museum and spending an entire day in the process.” And good art is what visitors to the Cazenovia Public Library Art Gallery will enjoy with a remarkable exhibition of abstract paintings by award-winning artist Barbara Bickford currently on display.

Local authors book release party coming to library

Alan and Ann Rothschild to discuss and sign copies of their new book, ‘Make: Inventing a Better Mousetrap’

On Friday, Dec. 11, the Cazenovia Public Library will host a release party and book singing event for local authors Alan and Ann Rothschild to celebrate their new book, “Make: Inventing a Better Mousetrap.” All proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to the library.

Football Lakers to play for state Class B title

Caz pulls away from Cheektowaga, 55-12

Many important games, and many glorious moments, dot the history of the Cazenovia football program. But none might prove as important or glorious as what takes place next Sunday at the Carrier Dome, when the Lakers meet Schuylerville and play for the first state championship in its history.

Cazenovia College announces holiday chorale concert, arts and crafts fair

Cazenovia College has announced two upcoming holiday events for the community. A Cazenovia College Chorale concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre, and then on Friday, Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Village of Cazenovia’s 38th Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Walk, the Cazenovia College Art Gallery will be the site of the Sixth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair.

Fenner town budget: slight tax rate increase for 2016

Town of Fenner residents will see their town taxes increase 7 cents per every $1,000 of assessed value in 2016 according to the budget approved by the town board during its Nov. 12 meeting. This will be the first time town taxes have increased in approximately seven years, said Supervisor Dave Jones.

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CPF Willow Basket vandalized

The giant willow basket in the willow patch off Mill Street was vandalized Sunday, Nov. 15, torn up off its foundation and tossed aside into the patch, as was a nearby wooden bench, likewise torn out of the ground and tossed aside. Cazenovia police have arrested a local 23-year-old Cazenovia man for the crime, but have no further details on the arrest at this time, said Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes.

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Five Caz student athletes announce college lacrosse plans

Five senior members of the Cazenovia High School boys lacrosse team last week announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play college lacrosse. T.J. Connellan, Jake Lewis, Jake Stowell, Brenden Whalen and Derek White participated in a press conference, where they either made announcements or signed National Letters of Intent concerning their college plans.

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McEntee, Goris announce college lacrosse plans

Cazenovia High School seniors Olivia McEntee and Sophie Goris last Friday announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play lacrosse.

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