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.

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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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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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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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Wild apples wanted for Critz Farms 'Community Cider'

The wild apple crop this year has been huge in Central New York, and it gave Matt and Juanita Critz, owners of Critz Farm and Harvest Moon Cidery in Cazenovia, an idea: Why not ask community members to bring in their wild apples and use those to make a Cazenovia “community” hard cider? Contributors could help press the apples, receive some free bottles of the finished product and even designate a local charity to receive apportion of the proceeds from bottle sales.

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A new look for a new era: Eagle News redesigns, rebrands

After working throughout the summer on a new look and feel for Madison County's oldest industry, I’m proud to announce in this week’s edition that the Cazenovia Republican and all of Eagle News’ weekly publications are launching redesigned newspapers with a modular advertising grid and expanded space for local content. Eagle is also rebranding itself under the moniker of Eagle News (formerly Eagle Newspapers), to better reflect our product line, which includes six community weekly newspapers, Syracuse Parent, Syracuse Woman Magazine, RealEstateCNY, and 10 web sites.

Cazenovia Equipment to host John Deere Drive Green Demo Days

Cazenovia Equipment Co., Inc. is hosting its 2015 Drive Green Demo Days event at the dealership on Saturday, Sept. 19. This event will give area residents a chance to check out the latest utility tractors, lawn and garden tractors, loaders, implements and other equipment from John Deere.

Creekside redevelopment plans moving forward

The Creekside area redevelopment project along Riverside Drive in the village is moving forward, with area plans and designs taking shape and discussions underway with a developer interested in potentially building a senior living center on the property, the village board announced at its Sept. 8 meeting.

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New tea lounge opens on Albany Street

For more than a year Cazenovians have been wondering what business would be going into the former Circa location at 76 Albany St., that downtown corner space wrapped in windows? On Friday, Aug. 28, the answer opened its doors for business: The Loka Leaf Tea Lounge.

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Empire Brewing Company to produce official beer of Madison County HopFest

The Madison County Hop Fest is celebrating its 20th anniversary next week, and Empire Brewing Company, whose owner lives in Cazenovia and who is currently constructing a new farmstead brewery in the village, is making the festival’s official beer.

Public meeting coming to Caz for CNY Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan

The CNY Regional Planning and Development Board is developing a Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan to improve local quality of life and revive regional economic growth by guiding future improvements to the connectivity of existing regional recreational and heritage resources and by augmenting regional identity through recommendations for a wayfinding system to guide future visitors. They are holding a public meeting in Cazenovia soon.

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State supreme court decides against Owera

Judge upholds eight of 10 town conditions for winery to construct new events building

The Cazenovia Town Planning Board has the legal right to impose nearly all of the conditions it included in its site plan approval for Owera Vineyards’ proposed new event center on its East Lake Road property and, if the owners of Owera find these conditions too onerous, their best recourse may be to relocate their operations to a town parcel more appropriately zoned for the commercial activity in which the winery seeks to engage. This was the opinion of Acting State Supreme Court Justice Dennis K. McDermott in his Aug. 26 decision on Owera’s Article 78 lawsuit against the town of Cazenovia.

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Manlius Family Barbershop moves to Limestone Commons

Manlius Family Barbershop, a locally-owned business that provides walk-in haircuts and stylings for all ages, recently relocated to the Limestone Commons in Manlius between Murphy’s Specialized Pastry and the Dollar Tree.

New York City pub trivia comes to Cazenovia for Forum fundraiser

Supporters of the Cazenovia Forum will have the opportunity to demonstrate their trivia skills as part of a New York City style pub quiz fundraising event to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Route 20 Sofa Company in Nelson.

Five Cazenovia residents highlighted as best lawyers in region, country

Five Cazenovia residents who are practicing attorneys with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC in Syracuse have recently been recognized as some of the best lawyers in the state and in the country by their peers.