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Caz tennis defeats Marcellus

Lakers head to sectionals; Chittenango falls to New Hartford

Once the rains stopped and the temperatures dropped, Cazenovia’s girls tennis team squeezed in one more victory before play began in the Section III team and individual tournaments.

Caz girls fall to Westhill, tie CBA

Chittenango close to J-D in rainy 3-2 defeat

The agenda for Cazenovia and Chittenango’s girls soccer teams last week had some similarities to them, most notably games against state-ranked defending Section III champions that neither side could conquer.

Football Lakers, Bears earn road wins

Caz blanks Camden; Chittenango handles Cortland

For their first games in October, the Cazenovia and Chittenango football teams, who went a combined 7-1 in September, both hit the road - and both would win big. The state Class B no. 2-ranked Lakers recorded its third shutout of the season, blanking Camden 40-0, while the Bears, rebounding from its loss at Homer, went to Cortland and rolled past the Purple Tigers 33-8.

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Cazenovia CROP Walk coming soon

Cazenovia’s annual CROP Walk to combat global hunger will be held Oct. 18. The walk will not only benefit those in need around the world but also in Cazenovia, with a portion of the funds raised staying local to benefit CazCares and The Mustard Seed.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County seeking board members

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County is currently seeking volunteer board members to replace outgoing members. CCE, which prides itself in having a diverse board with members of many skill sets, is especially looking for Madison County residents with some background in agriculture, nutrition, youth development, legal, education or marketing, according to a release from the organization.

CACDA works with town and village to secure grant award

The town and village of Cazenovia were recently notified of a grant award from New York State Archives for a joint initiative to digitize the real property records for both municipalities. The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) assisted in securing this $104,000 grant by providing grant writing assistance.

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Circa to reopen at Nelson Corners in 2016

Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.

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Near-extinct snails repopulated at Chittenango Falls

Chittenango ovate amber snails coaxed into reproduction at SUNY ESF

Scientists from SUNY ESF made history today after releasing into the wild at Chittenango Falls State Park 200 endangered Chittenango ovate amber snails that were bred and grown in captivity. These rare, delicate snails, that measure about 1 millimeter in length when first hatched and grow up to 20 millimeters in length as adults, can be found in only one place on Earth — alongside this Central New York waterfall. And until today, there were only about 300 of them in the wild.

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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Three Cazenovia High School students scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States History in June. Lara Bruno, Ryan Haley and Morgan Mapstone were rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn.

Cazenovia school district audited by state comptroller’s office

An auditor from the New York State Comptroller’s Office recently spent more than one month working in a makeshift office in the Cazenovia Central School District offices reviewing the finances of the district to ensure that Cazenovia is spending its money responsibly. The state audit was not the result of any district incompetence or malfeasance — and the results showed none of either — but rather from the Comptroller’s determination that Cazenovia CSD is suffering from “moderate” fiscal stress.

Area students to participate in Special Olympics

More than 270 student-athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in this year’s Special Olympics Autumn Games on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Canastota High School Athletic Complex, 102 Roberts St., Canastota. The public is invited to watch the games.

Caz volleyball improves to 11-0

Lakers sweep ITC, Solvay before Westhill rematch

An unbeaten mark was great for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team – but the tests it faced during last weekend’s Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament proved even more valuable. Playing nine sets at that tournament, the Lakers went 5-4, splitting with Liverpool and Victor (Section V), claiming its lone set over Shenendehowa 25-20 and sweeping Saratoga Springs 25-23, 26-24 before a 25-22, 25-10 defeat to Long Island power Connetquot.

Arts for Kids program returns to Cazenovia Public Library

Back by popular demand, “Art for Kids” returns to the Cazenovia Public Library during October. “The Willow Pattern: A Story in Blue and White” kicks off the 2015 “Art for Kids” series. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright-Martin from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.

Next Cazenovia Forum: Money in American Politics

Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

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Community ‘rally’ for Reger family scheduled for Oct. 3

Cazenovia is a community that comes together to support its neighbors in times of adversity – and this Saturday, Oct. 3, a community-wide event is occurring to raise money to help pay the medical bills for the Reger family, whose patriarch, Kyle, suffered a stroke less than one month ago. The family, which includes his wife Marla and their two young children, Max, 6, and Jackson, 3, and is facing medical bills of around $50,000.

New Woodstock Free Library welcomes special guests on Oct. 10

If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultu

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New coffee roaster opens in Nelson

Construction crews currently can be seen working on two houses at the four corners of Nelson that, when completed, promise to forever alter the food and beverage landscape in the Nelson-Cazenovia area. While a restaurant, nanobrewery and cigar shop are currently in the works to be created inside the two buildings — officially to be called Nelson Corners — a coffee roaster business is now up and running, selling coffee online and preparing for a storefront grand opening event on Oct. 3.

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‘A great time to be a Cazenovia Laker’

Eight inducted into Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame

More than 200 people drove out to the Rusty Rail in Canastota last Friday night to celebrate the 10 individuals and four athletic teams that were inducted into or otherwise honored by the Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame. Ranging in history from the 1937 Cazenovia Corn Huskers football team to a 2009 CHS graduate, the honorees all were a “pretty incredible” group of athletes that brought home to Cazenovia a combined 15 sectional championships and 12 all-league honors, as well as represented three high school All Americans, two coaches of the year and one national collegiate champion.

Albany Street to be under construction until November

The New York State Department of Transportation will begin the reconstruction of Albany Street beginning Monday, Sept. 28, with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 1, according to Bill Carr, Cazenovia village public works administrator.

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Hundreds enjoy Taste of Cazenovia, raise funds for CCH and local family

More than 250 people turned out last week to eat, drink, mingle and — most importantly — help raise funds for the Cazenovia Children’s House during the organization’s annual Taste of Cazenovia fundraising event, held this year at the Cazenovia Country Club.

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