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Religious release time conversation continues at school board meeting

More than 100 people — at least 50 from St. James Roman Catholic Church — attended the Cazenovia Board of Education meeting on Monday; most of them were there to stand up, literally, in support of the district’s religious release time program for district students.

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Middle School names citizens of the first quarter

The Cazenovia Middle School has named its first quarter Citizens of the Quarter for the 2014-2015 school year.

Cazenovia High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Cazenovia High School last week released the first quarter honor roll.

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Art for Kids: Norman Rockwell at the Cazenovia Public Library

Pat Hill and Jenna Wright are once again calling children ages 8 through 14 to the Cazenovia Public Library from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, for the third installment of the popular series “Art for Kids.”

Students to bring Shakespeare to high school stage in January

This winter, Cazenovia High School students are bringing William Shakespeare’s words to life through a modernized production of the iconic play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This well known-comedy will grace the CHS stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the high school’s auditorium, and it is open to the public.

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Passing the baton

Two Laker greats run in successive seasons

When Jeanette Cudney graduated from Cazenovia Central School in June 2014, it was the end of an era for Cazenovia’s cross country and track programs. The standout distance runner had set every school record for cross country and finished her career with the all-time CCS marks for the 3,000 meter and four relays in indoor track and the 2,000 meter steeplechase and 4x800 meter relay in spring track.

Students to bring Shakespeare to high school stage in January

This winter, Cazenovia High School students are bringing William Shakespeare’s words to life through a modernized production of the iconic play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Brown, Mitchell make commitments for college sports

Two Cazenovia High School athletes last week signed their letters of commitment to attend and play lacrosse for two different colleges.

Seminar coming to discuss grieving during the holidays

The Grief Group of Cazenovia is sponsoring a seminar on “Grief during the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church.

Kempton selected for all-state chorus

Timothy Kempton, a Cazenovia High School junior, has been selected to the New York State Conference All-State Mixed Chorus. He will participate in a concert held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester during the annual winter conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to be held Dec. 4 through 7.

Residents ask school board to change religious education release time policy

About two dozen district parents coordinated their attendance at the Cazenovia Board of Education meeting last week in an effort to convince the board to change the district’s policy that allows for students to leave school to attend hour-long religious education classes at local churches. This “religious release time,” as it is officially called, is not transparent in how it is administered, unfair to the students who do not attend it because they are not taught anything of value during that hour and should not take away learning time in a public education system, according to the parents’ complaints.

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Middle school students honor veterans

Cazenovia Middle School students last week honored Veterans Day by forming a human flag, singing the Star Spangled Banner and thanking five local veterans invited for the occasion.

Christmas at Lorenzo bedecked in holiday plumage

The spicy aroma of wassail, the shimmer of handbells — it’s “Christmas at Lorenzo,” and the magic of the holiday season takes flight this year in each room of the mansion. From peacocks in the formal dining room, to cardinals in the gentlemen’s library, the artistry of volunteer decorators will bring the theme “Birds of a Feather” to life in every room.

Learn to prepare healthy Mediterranean meals at Cazenovia Public Library

Come hungry and join Rhonda Hammond Arnsby, certified chef and nutritional counselor, for “Healthy Mediterranean Meals” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

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First Annual Pet Paw-ty coming to Hamilton

Wanderers’ Rest and Colgate Bookstore sponsor pet-themed story-time and adoption event

Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association and Colgate Bookstore will host the First Annual Pet Paw-ty from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the bookstore located at 3 Utica St. This event — a combination pet adoption, story-time and book-signing — is free and open to all humans. Animal guests will be limited to those brought by the staff of Wanderers’ Rest.