Lakers fall to Central Valley Academy in sectional Dual Meet
It proved quite a memorable 48 hours for the Cazenovia wrestling team, who got bragging rights in a local rivalry and then went up against one of the best high school teams in the area as part of Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Girls Bears roll past ESM, CBA to stay hot
Even as the Chittenango girls volleyball team winds toward the end of its successful regular season, the boys Bears are just getting into the heart of its season, finding similar success to be a bit elusive.
Tedesco, Fredericks lead fourth-quarter rally against Warriors
More than a week after its tough Jan. 13 win over Skaneateles, the Cazenovia girls basketball team had another chance to earn a signature victory – and got it.
Caz still 9-3 after loss to defending state Class B champs
All that the Cazenovia boys basketball team had done, racing to a 9-2 start and sneaking into the no. 24 spot in the latest state Class B rankings, had led to Friday night’s clash with Westhill at Buckley Gym.
Lakers move back to .500 mark
One big motivating factor for the Cazenovia ice hockey team, entering the regular-season homestretch, is the chance to finish in the top two of the Division II National Conference and, as a result, secure a first-round Section III playoff home game at the Morrisville State IcePlex.
Caz girls join other MVITA teams at sectional venue
Just as they had done all winter, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team prevailed over challengers from the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Thursday night - only this time, it wasn't at Colgate University. The scene, for one night, shifted to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, which will host the Section III championships on Feb. 4-5, and the Lakers, getting a sneak preview of the venue, won - like it had multiple times this winter at Sanford Field House.
The start of a new year often brings change; and, to kick-off 2015, the town of Fenner recently launched a new town website that will offer community members more user-friendly access to vast amounts of town information, including local history, geneology, local photographs, links to local laws and regulations and a local business directory.
The 2015 Madison County Travel Guide is now available from Madison County Tourism. The 52-page guide presents visitors with comprehensive sections on dining, recreation, lodging, events, shopping and other opportunities.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Anne Hartt-Barbey. Because of her advanced age, many Cazenovians are unaware of the contributions she made toward the preservation and conservation of the landscape they now enjoy.
Six local organizations receive Common Grounds Challenge Grants during pilot year
Six local organizations — from municipalities to non-profit groups to student groups — recently received more than $15,000 in grant funding in order to undertake projects that will benefit the Cazenovia community. The projects were selected as awardees of the local Common Grounds Challenge Grant program, which is in its pilot year.
The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: More than 600 people registered for the 11th Annual Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk benefiting Cazenovia Children’s House on Jan. 11 and enjoyed running past the stores and restaurants, by the lovely homes and along our wintry roads.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: Preserving opportunities for students is the top priority of our school district. I am not convinced that our elected representatives in Albany share that same priority. They all say education is important to them, but what have they done to make a difference? The Cazenovia School District has lost more than $6.2 million in state funding since the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) was implemented in 2009 as a short term “fix” to the state budget crisis. In response to this significant reduction in state aid, the school district has cut staff, programs, increased class size, collaborated with other districts and plugged the hole in our budget with reserve funds for the past five years. We as taxpayers have also shouldered the burden.
Girl Scouts gear up for sales pitches, service projects
Between earning awards and serving their communities, area Girl Scouts had a busy 2014. This year will be just as busy as the girls set their goals for the annual cookie sale — which is available online for the first time ever — and continue pursuing service projects within their communities.
The Fenner Town Board last week held its first meeting of the new year, during which the board made its annual organizational appointments.
During its first meeting of the new year, the Cazenovia Town Board last week approved its annual organizational appointments for the town government as well as attended to regular business.
After more than one year of being run by an interim director, the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Board of Directors last week announced the hiring of a permanent executive director for the park — Emily Gates Zaengle. Zaengle, 27, a native if Unadilla Forks, holds advanced degrees in both landscape architecture and museum studies and during the past three years has served as both an intern and a volunteer at the art park.
The schedule of events for this year's Cazenovia Winter Festival has been released. The festival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 8.
In closing out a successful 2014, Cazenovian Beezie Madden has been named the USEF Equestrian of the Year for the second year in a row and a fourth time overall. She is the first person to have claimed this top honor four times, having won the title in 2005, 2006 and 2013 previously.
Chittenango drops showdown with Marcellus
Five days after finishing third to Baldwinsville and Mexico in its own invitational meet, the Cazenovia wrestling team resumed action in the OHSL Liberty division, and found more success.