‘The Wiz’ comes to Morrisville State College

The Morrisville State College Theatre Department and SGO will present the musical, “The Wiz” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29; at 2 pm., Sunday, March 30; and at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, in the Little Theatre in the Student Activities Building.

Cazenovia Lions Club now accepting scholarship applications

The Cazenovia Lions Club will award one $1,000 and two $750 scholarships to Cazenovia High School seniors graduating this year. Applications are available at the Cazenovia High School counseling office. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 11.

Cazenovia High School art show coming to New Woodstock Library

An exhibit of artwork by Cazenovia High students will be at the New Woodstock Free Library from March 17 through April 25. Most of the works included in the exhibit were entered in the Scholastic Art Competition.

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Dozens of Cazenovia school district staffers, students prepare for ultimate haircut

When it comes to fundraising, most do-gooders offer to do something in return for donations: run, walk or dance. Others offer to sell you something like cookies, candles or wrapping paper. But those who participate in the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for pediatric cancer research offer an entirely different proposition: They pledge to lose something. Their hair.

Open Afternoon Book Club meets March 19 at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Open Afternoon Book Club for adults continues in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. All are welcome. This month the group is reading “Defending Jacob,” by William Landay.

Five winter varsity teams earn state Scholar Athlete status

Five of Cazenovia Central Schools’ winter varsity teams — ice hockey, boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ indoor track — have achieved Scholar Athlete status. To qualify for the prestigious designation by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, a minimum number of each team’s players must have at least a 90 percent grade point average during the season.

Cazenovia Tree Commission to present fifth annual public seminar March 22

Ever feel intimidated when it comes to pruning? You are not alone. While pruning is both desirable and necessary for the health of a tree — and particularly young trees — many approach the task with unease, a lack of confidence and an outright fear of failure. To help overcome these feelings, the Cazenovia Village Tree Commission will hold its annual free public seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

School board approves emergency pipe repair project

Leak on Emory Avenue one of five in village water system

One part of a 150,000-gallon water leak in the village water system has been identified to be coming from a pipe on Cazenovia school property, causing the board of education on March 10 to approve an emergency repair project at a cost of about $60,000.

Cazenovia library offers art program for kids

Kids ages 8 through 14 are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, to celebrate the half-day of school with “Art For Kids – The Artist Within.” Join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright for the fifth installment of this successful series while enjoying a tour of the art gallery and a close-up look at five pieces selected from the library’s extensive art collection.

Peterboro to hold Gerrit Smith’s Annual Birthday Party

Stewards for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark invite the public to the annual Gerrit Smith birthday party at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, to learn of Peterboro in 1864.

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Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has ’active and successful’ 2013

Susanna and David Harper receive Reister Award at board of directors’ annual meeting

Cazenovia’s Stone Quarry Hill Art Park had an excellent year in 2013 with more than 15,000 visitors, a new permanent sculpture by an internationally acclaimed artist and the recommendation to be added to both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, according to the SQHAP board of directors, which held its annual meeting on Feb. 27.

BOE to form task force to decide future of ‘selection classification’ policy

The Cazenovia board of education last week held another lengthy discussion about the district’s “selection classification” athletic policy. This time, while previous arguments both for and against the policy were often repeated, new ideas on how to refine the program also were generated and the board agreed to form a task force to study and ultimately amend the official policy.

Local high school student to get unique look at U.S. Naval Academy while attending fast-paced summer seminar

The U.S. Naval Academy has invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year, and Keaton Ackermann, a student at Cazenovia High School, will be among the attendees.

Cazenovia school district budget gap could be $500K this year

‘We’re going to have to cut,’ Superintendent Dubik says

The Cazenovia Central School District budget for the 2014-15 school year currently has a gap of three-quarters-of-a-million dollars; and although the state legislature — which has not finalized the budget yet — typically replaces a portion of the education funding stripped by the governor’s budget, no matter what happens, Cazenovia’s district budget will come up short and some budgetary items will not survive.

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Cazenovia Academic Decathlon Team wins state championship

The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team is the state champion once again, after it defeated five other schools for the title on Feb. 28 and March 1 at SUNY Brockport. Team members brought home 35 medals from the competition, and have now won the state contest nine out of the last 10 years.