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Art teacher Bill Paben to retire after a 30-year career at Cazenovia High School

After 30 years teaching and inspiring young artists in the Cazenovia Central School District, art teacher Bill Paben is retiring at the end of this school year. “I have no regrets. I’ll miss the kids but I’m ready to make more memories,” Paben said. “Teaching has been so great, especially in this community. There has never been a day where I say ‘Oh I don’t feel like going to work today.’”

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Longtime school board members say goodbye

Vogl, Tobey and Marris end collective 30 years of board service

The Cazenovia Board of Education handled some routine year-end matters at its June 15 monthly board meeting, but the real events of the night were a bevy of goodbyes given to departing teachers, administrators and school board members.

Full and partial scholarships are being offered this year to the Signature Music Camp

Signature Music Camp, held on the campus of Onondaga Community College in July, offers talented young musicians the exceptional opportunity to hone their skills working with outstanding musicians from a variety of colleges and institutions from across the country.

Class of 2017 to hold ‘Color Run’ fundraiser

On Sunday June 7, the Cazenovia High School Class of 2017 will host a color run as a fundraiser.

Cazenovia Rowing Club hosts annual learn to row event

As part of the national Learn to Row Day, the Cazenovia Rowing Club will be hosting a three-hour Learn to Row workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 6 at Gypsy Bay Park.

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Riester sculpture unveiled at Burton Street Elementary School

Burton Street Elementary School students, staff, parents and guests saw the unveiling of a new addition to the school’s sculpture garden last week — an original creation by local artists Dorothy Riester and David Harper.

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CCH welcomes new executive director

Cazenovia Children's House (CCH) Board of Directors is excited to announce that Torrey Lansing has been selected as executive director.

Industrial hemp documentary to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

To celebrate National Hemp History Week, all are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library community room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, for a screening of “Bringing It Home,” an industrial hemp documentary that has sparked action on farming legalization and policy reform.

The architectural design of Lorenzo and the Sacred Sites Program to be sponsored by the Friends of Lorenzo in support of Preservation Month in Cazenovia

Each year since 2003, in celebration of “Preservation Month,” The Friends of Lorenzo sponsor a variety of programs and presentations that focus on noteworthy historic preservation topics in and around Cazenovia. These activities have included various walking tours throughout the village, site visits to exemplary restored buildings and presentations by experts on an array of subjects — from preservation policy, to significant restoration projects, to sources of funding for historic preservation.

School district budget passes, new board members elected

Mehlbaum, Orbach, Parmalee to be next school board members

Cazenovia Central School District residents approved three ballot propositions, including the annual budget, by a 5-to-1 margin each and elected three new school board members during the annual budget vote on May 19.

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Mark Tierno, president of Cazenovia College, to depart on June 30

Will become president of college in Illinois

Mark J. Tierno, who has served as president of Cazenovia College for the past 15 years, has been selected as the next president of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., a post he will assume on July 1.

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Middle school orchestra, band placed first and second at Darien Lake competition

The Cazenovia Middle School orchestra and band traveled to Darien Lake amusement park last Saturday, May 16, to compete in the annual Darien Lake Music Festival, where they placed first and second, respectively, in their competition groups.

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School board candidates square off at LWV forum

More than 50 Cazenovia Central School District residents came out to the high school Wednesday night to meet and hear the issue positions of the four candidates seeking seats on the school board in the upcoming May 19 election. The four candidates — Jennifer Bradstreet, David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach and Jennifer Parmalee — all participated in the forum, which was sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters and moderated by Anne Redfern.

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Cazenovia Board of Education election candidates profiles

The May 19 Cazenovia Board of Education election will feature four candidates running for three open seats. The candidates are David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach, Jennifer Parmalee and Jennifer Bradstreet. The three highest vote-getters will be elected to the board. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. The Cazenovia Republican sent each candidate a questionnaire in order to publish a profile to inform potential voters of who they are and what they stand for, although not all candidates followed the template we provided.

Cazenovia College to host 190th commencement ceremony on May 16

Professor Emerita Margery A. Pinet and the Christakos family to be honored

Cazenovia College will host its 190th Commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, parents, friends and neighbors of the college community will join together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2015. Alumnus Shane O’Dell ’02, will be commencement speaker. This year’s candidate for the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa, will be presented to Margery A. Pinet, and the Christakos family of Cazenovia will receive the college’s Distinguished Service Award.