Friday, September 30
In post-'Moneyball' era, small markets still face long odds
October is here. The month where baseball decides its champion, adds to its rich lore and cedes far too much of its soul to broadcasters who absolutely, positively, must tell you about 50 times about the hot new sitcom.
Thursday, September 29
Historian to discuss new book at Linckaen House Oct. 6
The Central New York Chapter of United States Naval Academy Alumni recently announced they will sponsor an upcoming presentation by historian and author at on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Cazenovia, at the Lincklaen House.
From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. will host the second annual Mystic Mountain Trail Ride on Oct. 1, rain or shine. All riders will start at 10 a.m. Boxed lunches and T-shirts will be provided while supplies last.
Committee currently accepting donations for Oct. 15 event
From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, St. James Catholic Church will host its annual Silent Auction.
Cazenovia Jewelry is undergoing some changes. The company’s landmark location on Albany Street in Cazenovia was recently outfitted with new display cases from the Manlius store, a new lighting system will be installed in the coming weeks and the local workforce will grow.
Country-swing trio pays tribute to Wills on Sunday
The Hot Club of Cowtown — the country swing combo featuring fiddler Elana James — laid down roots in San Diego and Austin, but when the threesome needed to name itself, Fort Worth was the city to make the moniker.
Everson to honor those who help others to find their voice
The Everson Museum of Art and Hiscock Legal Aid Society have named Cazenovia residents, the Honorable Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Hancock, as honorary chairpersons for VOICES, a fundraiser to be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.
The Cazenovia Lakers girls cross country team battled a pair of state-ranked rivals for position in a huge field at the September 24 Baldwinsville Invitational.
Caz girls fight past CBA, dominate Hannibal
With three weeks of preliminaries behind them, the Cazenovia girls cross country team plunged into the fight in the OHSL Liberty division and quickly moved to the top of the standings.
Lakers to face old rival Marcellus next Tuesday
Perhaps the greatest moment in Cazenovia girls volleyball history involved beating Marcellus in a five-set epic in the 2006 Section III Class B finals.
Wednesday, September 28
This past weekend offered area residents a plethora of opportunities to enjoy live music. In its 10th year, Jazz’N Caz boasted nine live performances at three different venues, over three days. While a unifying theme of this year’s festival was the commemoration of Jimmy van Heusen, a legendary musician with local ties, music enthusiasts without knowledge of Heusen were still able to enjoy the weekend.
Letter to the editor
The Democratic and Republican Parties have dominated the political scenes for our entire lifetimes. Republican parties endorse republican candidates and democrat parties endorse democrat candidates, but ask yourself this: “Is political affiliation a requirement for the job, or even a guarantee that the candidate is in any way qualified for the office?”
Letter to the editor
The entire Sparks family would like to thank everyone that participated in the First Annual Ralph K. Sparks Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, at Poolsbrook Golf Course.
Remember “New Coke”? The Coca-Cola Company’s 1985 attempt to change its flagship drink’s formula was a marketing debacle MBA candidates still study because it throws light on a law of the universe: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Monday, September 26
Residents explore, identify indigenous foliage
The morning of Aug. 27 was the perfect setting for Cazenovia Preservation Foundation supporters to “rummage” through area swamplands, during the CPF Summer Walk.
During a meeting on Sept. 22 the Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees unanimously decided to authorize an in-depth inspection the Clark Street bridge.
Local artist creates signs, murals for Cazenovia, surrounding areas
Although some artists seek exposure by illegally plastering their works on the sides of buildings and in public places; numerous area businesses have lined up to commission Paul Parpard to hang his art up outside their stores.
Inclusion of land into village open to public comment
During an upcoming meeting, the village board will open public comment on the proposed annexation of land for the construction of a Nice N Easy gas station.
Fundraiser attracts supporters of education, libation
From 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, more than 500 area residents gathered at Owera Vineyards for the annual Taste of Cazenovia. More than 15 local businesses offered samples of their grub and grog to those in attendance, while music from acoustic duo, the Noisy Boys, provided the soundtrack. The event benefited the Cazenovia Children’s House, a local non-profit organization which is celebrating 40 years of operation.
Sunday, September 25
Boys Lakers win twice in OT; girls have 5-0 league mark
Aided by a pair of dramatic overtime battles, the Cazenovia boys soccer team is trying to make itself one of the main contenders in the OHSL Liberty division, and the girls Lakers also have found a place atop the league standings.
Caz girls rise to third at B'ville Invitational
For the Chittenango cross country teams, the start of OHSL Freedom division competition had a mixed result.
Lakers dominate Fowler as home gym reopens
For the second time this fall, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team found itself on the wrong end of a five-set defeat, this time beaten by Fulton last Tuesday night at Buckley Gym.
As they moved deeper into OHSL Freedom division play, both of Chittenango’s soccer teams fought to find any sort of good news.
Chittenango splits, drops 4-3 thriller to CBA
Amid a close race for the OHSL Liberty division regular-season championship, the Cazenovia girls tennis team could not afford any slip-ups.
Saturday, September 24
Caz rips Holland Patent; Chittenango tops Mexico
Nearing the end of September, the Cazenovia and Chittenango football teams are the dominant forces in their respective Section III Class B divisions.
Thursday, September 22
CazCares, Cazenovia Public Library team up
CazCares and Cazenovia Public Library will be sponsoring an 8-week dental awareness program this fall, “TEETH,” for preschoolers and their families.
The Cazenovia girls varsity cross country team posted another impressive performance at the massive Veron-Verona-Sherrill invitational, which featured 123 teams from across New York state.
During the Sept. 12 Cazenovia Town Board meeting, councilors adopted a resolution that will allow the display of farming equipment by sales and repair businesses along Route 20.
Website upgrades look to increase member participation, community awareness
The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce recently held their regular monthly member meeting, the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Les Pates et Les Nouilles.
CCEEC to host musical lecture next Friday
The Cazenovia College Equine Education Center will host “Horsing Around with Leonardo da Vinci,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, in the Center’s Great Hall.
Community Resources for Independent Seniors is continuing the series of workshops on subjects of interest to senior adults and their families.
Wednesday, September 21
Vogl goal lifts Lakers past Cortland
What was built over six years, and 65 consecutive games, nearly ended for the Cazenovia field hockey team in Wednesday night's game at Cortland. But the Lakers withstood the challenge from the Purple Tigers, prevailing 2-1 in overtime as Jillian Vogl notched the game-winner.
In the end, SU had to leave Big East for long-term viability
Well that sure happened in a hurry. From Friday-night murmur to Saturday-morning rumor to Sunday-morning fact, Syracuse University’s move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference was considered, consumed and confirmed in what looked like record time.
Tuesday, September 20
A local nonprofit needs your help to win a $10,000 grant from Pepsi.
Monday, September 19
Glasgow tailors multiple presentations for middle school students
As the problem of bullying grows in classrooms and Internet chatrooms nationwide, Cazenovia Middle School Guidance Counselor Jennifer Glasgow is ensuring the issue won’t become a concern for district students. During the week of Sept. 14, she gave multiple presentations regarding how to identify and avoid bullying, to pupils in fifth, sixth and seventh grades.
Sept. 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the day that shocked our nation, saw the first Cazenovia Forum event of the fall season. The meeting followed the 7 p.m. candlelight vigil, organized by members of Project Café, at Memorial Park, and provided a speaker who had been witness to the events in New York City. Thomas Flynn, a journalist and the author of the epic poem “Bikeman,” spoke at Cazenovia’s Presbyterian Church Meeting House about his experiences.
Tenth annual weekend-long festival to honor Jimmy Van Heusen
The world knew him as Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter for the stars. But in Cazenovia he was Chet Babcock, the guy who played the piano in Williams Hall. This weekend the 10th Annual Jazz’N Caz festival will pay homage to Jimmy Van Heusen, who attended Cazenovia Seminary before rising to stardom composing for films and Frank Sinatra.
Reservations are flowing in for a delightful and delicious evening at Owera Vineyards. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cazenovia Children’s House and the new vineyard’s beginnings in Cazenovia, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Cazenovia College’s Reisman Lecture Series continues to focus on social and cultural issues. The fall 2011 lecture, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre, will be given by Roald Hoffmann, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Kenichi Fukui).
Letters to the editor
rom the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. would like to express gratitude to the many individuals and organizations that have so generously supported our organization during our current programming season.
Letter to the editor
There seems to be a new use for our beautiful lake, and that is as a trash collector for cut, un-harvested milfoil.
Letter to the editor
We have been following the story on “Light Up Fenner” and, as residents of Fenner Street, have some concerns that we have not seen addressed. This is going to effect the whole village but primarily the area surrounding the fields and Fenner Street.
Annual fundraiser to benefit food pantries, meal programs
With new statistics revealing that one in seven people in the world are hungry, and half are children, Church World Services is determined to solve this daunting hunger problem.
It’s the tenth anniversary of that terrible day when the world changed forever — Sept. 11, 2001. I remember the World Trade Center Twin Towers well. For five years during the 1990s, I worked in a large law firm on the 57th floor of the north tower. My firm had the whole floor, which was an unobstructed acre in area, unobstructed because the towers’ support system were placed on the buildings’ exteriors.
He didn’t really know who he was. Osama Bin Laden thought he was that guy, like the Bruce Willis character in “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” when he shot down a helicopter with a car because he ran out of bullets. The man thought he was righteous. He sent videos taunting the world and nobody could get him for the longest time. He just wouldn’t go down.
Mollinger, Leahy win EnvIRONmental Chef competition
Joelle Mollinger of Joelle’s Bistro and Ellen Leahy of bc were crowned the People’s Choice champions at the inaugural EnvIRONmental Chef homegrown competition at Baltimore Woods on Sept. 18.
Cazenovia photographer’s work displayed in new book
Local photographer Gene Gissin recently lent a hand, and his lens, to help historian G. Russel Oechsle document an expansive clock collection for the newly-released book, “Good for a Time: The Christopher R. Brown Research Archive of Early American Wooden Works Shelf Clocks.” Gissin documented Brown’s collection of 295 clocks, with some dating back to 1817, by taking more than 900 photographs. The 250 first edition prints of the book were published and released earlier this year.
Sunday, September 18
Scandals, hypocrisy are too big to ignore
Maybe soon the charade will end. For far too long, the people who run college sports in America has driven a fictional narrative about humble “student-athletes” playing for love of the game and nothing else. Fans bought it. The media bought it. We all wanted to believe it.
Saturday, September 17
Caz sits alone top B East standings
Nothing is new or different with the Cazenovia football team - which is just how the Lakers and all its followers like it.
Chittenango uses power to take B West lead
Once it got over its own shaky start and asserted its will on both sides of the ball, the Chittenango football team took charge of the Class B West division race.
Friday, September 16
Seven different roasters were marketing their beans in the Salt City, and the Near West Side, East Side, Eastwood, Downtown and North Side neighborhoods all boast their own roasteries (more than one, in some areas), each with their own personalities and defining characteristics.
Dorsey, Duffy earn goals in 2-0 boys shutout; girls win, too
Just a season ago, the very notion of the Cazenovia boys soccer team keeping close to Skaneateles, much less beating them, was fanciful.
Caz tops Solvay in four, sweeps ITC
Shaking off the back-to-back defeats to Cicero-North Syracuse and Skaneateles the week before, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team quickly rose above the .500 mark again.
Two relay titles proved the main highlights for the Cazenovia girls swim team during last Thursday night’s season-opening 100-73 defeat to Skaneateles.
Thursday, September 15
League win streak at 64; long road stretch looms
Not until October will the Cazenovia field hockey team play again at its home field next to Burton Street Elementary School.
In order to provide information about how tax bills are calculated, and to also field questions about property tax bills, the Cazenovia Central School District will be holding an information session.
Student delivers the Webster Address during Wheler Conference
Elizabeth G. Martin, of Cortland, is a Cazenovia College senior working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in inclusive elementary education. She was chosen to deliver the Sarah Webster Address at the Tenth Annual Wheler Family Conference on World Affairs, held Sept. 7, at Cazenovia College. This year’s address, titled “On Education,” reflected on the ways Martin’s educational experiences have influenced her life.
Cazenovia students return to academia after long, hot summer
As of Tuesday, Sept. 6, summer recess ended and classes resumed for students of the Cazenovia Central School District. Hallways and lunch lines are busy once again at the district’s three academic buildings. For Cazenovia High School Principal Eric Schnabl, life is back to normal.
Monday, September 12
Cross Country team sprints to second place finish at ESM Invitational
The defending Section III Class B champion Cazenovia girls cross country Lakers got their 2011 season off to a fast start with a strong second place finish among 22 teams competing at the East Syracuse-Minoa Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10. Only Class AA Baldwinsville finished ahead of the Lakers, with Liberty Division rival Marcellus finishing one point behind.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park will feature a 2011 Artist in Residence Walking Tour and Lecture, by the artists at the sites of their new installations. The tour will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, followed by a “Meet the Artists” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the park’s Art Barn.
Annual Rippleton Schoolhouse event to be held Sept. 25
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, the Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day. The annual free event serves as an afternoon to celebrate the beginning of autumn and a bountiful harvest, just as they did in yesteryear. This fun-filled tradition has become a staple in Cazenovia’s fall calendar.
Village to construct pedestrian walkway, committee to assess downtown parking
Finding a parking space is about to get a little easier downtown. An easement granted by the Cazenovia Public Library has allowed village officials to approve the construction of a pedestrian walkway, connecting the parking lot behind the library to Albany Street. At the Sept. 8 meeting of the Cazenovia Village Board, trustees outlined the project, which is expected to begin this week.
A candlelight vigil was held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11, in Cazenovia’s Memorial Park. The 10-year anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks in New York City. The vigil was coordinated by members of Project Café, and served to honor victims of the fateful day in 2001.
At the Sept. 8 meeting of the Cazenovia Village Board, trustees discussed holding a joint meeting with members of the Cazenovia Town Board at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Municipal Building. Members from both board will gather to discuss the possibility of shared services, potential hydrofracking consequences and benefits, as well as the prospective annexation of the Stowell property, off of Route 20, as village territory.
Exploring the post 9/11 America
You might have heard that Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, The Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Anyone who lived through that day remembers the emotions, the hurt, the vulnerability, the desire to tell family and friends that you were okay even if you were nowhere near the attacks.
Sunday, September 11
Cudney, with top-10 effort, helps Lakers edge Marcellus
Before it could set out to defend league and sectional titles, the Cazenovia girls cross country team first had to go through a pair of high-quality meets to start its 2011 slate.
Bears saved by Shafer effort in net in 1-0 decision
Madison County rivals Chittenango and Cazenovia got together Saturday in a girls soccer showdown on the Bears’ home turf. And it proved a close, exciting contest, in doubt until the very end – but the Bears would prevail in a 1-0 decision.
Chittenango is 1-2, lone win comes over Phoenix
Already, the fickle Central New York weather has caused some havoc for the Cazenovia boys soccer team. The Lakers were supposed to open last Wednesday, at Tully, but the flooding rains (three-plus inches in the area) forced a postponement.
Lakers off to 2-2 start, will face full OHSL slate
Now the Cazenovia girls volleyball team has some company, a year after moving its schedule from the winter to the fall.
Chittenango has 1-2 start, beats Fulton
Having waited a bit longer than it wanted to hit the court for match play, the Cazenovia girls tennis team did not suffer for it.
Saturday, September 10
Caz wins sectional finals rematch, goes to 2-0
When facing any small trace of doubt about its ambitions, the Cazenovia football team can always turn to its defense to straighten things out.
Chittenango now 2-0 after getting past Mustangs
Maybe this move of the Chittenango football team from the Class B East to West division will work out after all.
Thursday, September 8
Even the threat of rain couldn’t keep 213 runners and walkers away from the third annual Mad Cow Run on Aug. 6 in Nelson. The race, hosted by In Your Pace Running Club to benefit Community Action Partnership and Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association, went off without a hitch, or a sprinkle, in the heart of Madison County’s dairying region.
Popular professional networking organization now available to area women Hundreds of women across America are already participating in “Believe, Inspire, Grow,” an organization designed to empower women toward professional growth. Now, thanks to Cazenovia resident Lisa Baker, women throughout Cazenovia and Central New York will have the opportunity to join and participate in B.I.G.
The young, and young at heart will not want to miss illusionist Leon Etienne, an accomplished magical arts performer, at the Cazenovia Public Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
McGee will complete trek in three days to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Sixty miles in any direction can take a person many places. Cazenovia resident and breast cancer survivor, Lori McGee, hopes walking 60 miles, along with thousands of other breast cancer supporters, will take them closer to finding a cure for the life-threatening disease. She plans on walking 60 miles over the course of three days in late September, as part of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C., Three-Day for the Cure.
List of public events happening in and around the Syracuse area to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, September 7
Caz lost 10 seniors from state Class C title team in 2010
As it worked out, the Cazenovia field hockey team’s 2011 season began in the same spot where last season concluded – but with a far different outcome.
Tuesday, September 6
Recently on Aug. 13, a number of area residents explored Chittenango Creek during a Cazenovia Preservation Foundation sponsored nature walk “Stream Macroinvertebrates.”
Local waters abound with varied and interesting species
Students in Cazenovia College’s recent summer course, “Creatures of the Shallows,” caught and identified more than 300 types of fish of 16 different species during their week-long exploration of the shorelines of Cazenovia waters last week.
What's in the Box?
On a hot, summer day there is nothing more satisfying than biting into a sun-ripened, thirst-quenching melon.
It looks as though many parents may have a tough choice this spring, thanks to the state of New York. Most districts have long ago sent out their school calendars, outlining when the various breaks, including mid-winter recess and, yes, spring break will occur. Many parents use that calendar to plan family vacations, booking well ahead to make sure that popular time of year does not result in excessively expensive or unavailable plane fares and hotel reservations.
Students athletes ready to kick off school year
The annual youth soccer camp for children in kindergarten through fourth grade recently concluded. The camp acted as a fundraiser for the boy’s and girl’s high school programs. The boy’s varsity soccer coach, Adam Reynolds, and newly appointed girl’s varsity soccer coach, Keith Comfort headed the program.
The Friends of John Colligan are inviting the Cazenovia and surrounding communities to come to an open house to help celebrate John’s retirement from Colligan and Sons Service Station, a familiar automoblie company and longtime fixture at 117 Albany St.
Letter to the editor
I’m really shocked about the plan to install four powerful, stadium-size lights at Fenner Field. As a neighbor to the fields, I’ve been concerned about the general expansion taking place there, not only the additional fields, but unattractive accessories, ugly buildings and soda machines with lights that are on year around.
Letter to the editor
Is anybody else irritated and annoyed that our well-paid law enforcement officers hired to uphold the law, hold themselves and fellow officers above the law? All too often, we read about serious crimes committed by police officers that are handled “internally.” Many times, what we do not read about are the events that never surface - due to the brotherhood of the badge.
Letter to the editor
Prescription drug use has been a growing topic of concern. Teens are using prescription drugs for recreational purposes at an alarming rate. According to the 2010 Teen Assessment Project data from Madison County, 11 percent of teens in grades 7 through 12 reported using controlled substance prescription drugs.
Annual jazz and blues festival to honor legend Jimmy Van Heusen
Jazz–N-Caz will celebrate its 10th year this month with a tribute to Syracuse native Jimmy Van Heusen, and performances by local and nationally-known jazz and blues artists. Festivities will commence Sept. 22 at the Brae Loch Inn, and continue through Sept. 24, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College and Seven Stone Steps at the Lincklaen House.
The Eldercare Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2011 Eldercare Appreciation Awards, who will be honored at the fourth annual “Gift of Age Cabaret” on Friday, Sept. 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse. Of the distinguished honorees receiving awards, is longtime Cazenovia resident W. Carroll “Nick” Coyne.
Locals enter many competitions, receive many blue ribbons
From the midway to roller coasters, the concerts to the butter sculpture; there is something for everyone at the New York State Fair. One aspect that continually draws participation from a number of Cazenovia residents is the robust competition. Every year, thousands of New Yorkers enter their baked goods, preserves, wines, crafts, flowers, artwork, even livestock into contests, to see where they place in the state. This year, along with several other Cazenovia residents, culinary artists Mary and Susan Reeve brought back multiple blue ribbons.
Monday, September 5
Cazenovia girls drop opener to Cortland
Hosting its own tournament to start the 2011 season, the Chittenango boys soccer team made it to the finals, only to run into an inspired Class AA foe.
Lakers part of expanded OHSL in 2011
Now the Cazenovia girls volleyball team has some company, a year after moving its schedule from the winter to the fall.
NFL sheds shaky offseason, kicks off this week
Rejoice, for the NFL lockout is done and gone. No more talk about gross percentages, but plenty of talk about yards, blocks and tackles as we near another autumn full of gridiron Sundays.
Saturday, September 3
Caz outscores South Jefferson; Chittenango handles Phoenix
Even before school started, both the Cazenovia and Chittenango football teams found themselves quite happy in the wake of season-opening victories. Taking a trip to Adams, the Lakers, despite all sorts of new faces in its lineup, still managed plenty of production as it beat South Jefferson 41-22.
Thursday, September 1
Famous golfer attempting comeback from scandal, injuries
The world’s most famous golfer returned to Central New York on Wednesday afternoon, far removed from the heights he occupied when in this same spot two years ago.