Students at Burton Street Elementary School last week spent a day learning and even teaching about physical and mental health at the school’s first Health and Wellness Fair.
The Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kathleen DiNardo, will present its 13th Annual Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Cazenovia High School auditorium. The Hartwick College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gregg Norris, will work with the CHS Jazz Ensemble during the day and will be featured in the concert that night.
Two of the three Cazenovia Board of Education members whose seats are up for election on May 19 confirmed Monday night that they will not seek reelection. Current board President Pat Vogl, a 12-year member, and Karin Marris, a 12-year member, both said they have decided not to run again simply because they have been on the board long enough and are eager to give someone else a chance to serve.
More than 100 residents of the greater Cazenovia area crowded into the Cazenovia Public Library community room last week to hear from members of the Peterboro-Cazenovia-Canastota Amish community who offered a discussion on Amish life, history, tradition and culture.
Students in Catharine Taylor’s first grade class at Burton Street Elementary School received some surprise mail recently — from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Senator David Valesky and State Assemblyman Bill Magee. The three officials all wrote responses to letters sent by Taylor’s 25 students, mailed in early February, in which the students asked Cuomo, Valesky and Magee to restore Cazenovia’s state school aid funding to this year’s state budget.
Nearly 50 Cazenovia student musicians and singers in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual Madison County Music Educators Association’s Spring All-County Music Festival, which was held March 13 and 14 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.
If New York state lawmakers do not pass a state budget by their April 1 deadline, the Cazenovia board of education may be forced to seek a tax levy limit increase in its 2015-16 budget to ensure it can continue to fund all existing district programs. Such a move is a gamble, however, because to exceed the limit requires a 60 percent voter majority or else the budget goes back to the community for a re-vote. This was the message conveyed to the Cazenovia Board of Education at its March 16 budget work session by Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong during his presentation on the preliminary budget.
Technology classes continue at the Cazenovia Public Library in March—“Syncing Your Life with iCloud” on Monday, March 23, and “Discovering Your Digital Library” on Wednesday, March 25.
The Cazenovia High School’s Mock Trial team won another decisive victory against Cortland High School on Feb. 26. Serving this time as representatives of the defendant, the remaining team members performed with skill and surpassed what turned out to be a very prepared team from Cortland.
Last weekend’s high school drama club production of “Singin’ in the Rain” was an amazing production of great acting, well-executed singing and dancing and impressive live orchestral accompaniment. All the performers in the show, musicians in the pit, stage and production crews and production staff deserve the standing ovation they received Saturday night, and can be rightly proud of an impressive accomplishment.
The Cazenovia High School Drama Club annual spring musical production, “Singin' in the Rain,” will be presented this weekend, March 5, 6 and 7, in the high school auditorium.
The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) is sponsoring an upcoming presentation and discussion of the local Amish community as part of their 2015 Community Building Signature Project.
Cazenovia Community Preschool’s second annual event, The Gala at Lincklaen, scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 6, at The Lincklaen House, will help erase the winter blues with a night of activities, raffles, auctions and lots of food and drink.
The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college or university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
The Cazenovia Board of Education last week officially awarded the bid contracts for both the $7.4 million district-wide capital improvement project and for a $100,000 electrical work project at Burton Street Elementary School.