The Cazenovia Public Library survey “Your Thoughts, Our Future,” that was recently sent to community members, is intended to help the Library serve the current and future needs of the community during this time of rapid change.
The Cazenovia Lions Club last week honored its 10 students of the month for the 2013-14 school year at its 12th annual end of the year dinner at Cazenovia College, which featured a presentation by world-renowned musician Samite Mulondo, founder of Musicians for World Harmony.
With Cazenovia’s 2013-14 school year just days from ending, a new district director of special education and a new high school principal have been selected for the 2014-15 school year. Terry Ward and Eric Knuth were unanimously appointed by the Cazenovia Board of Education during its June 16 regular monthly meeting.
Seventy years after Allied forces created the largest armada ever assembled to accomplish the greatest seaborn invasion in history, 96-year-old Cazenovia veteran, Fred Taylor, can recall flying his B-17 bomber during the D-Day invasion of Normandy as if it were only yesterday. “There were so many planes in the air it looked like Broadway,” Taylor said. “We bombed ahead of the troops. We flew at 12,000 feet — low altitude for heavy bombers. We could see the men down there. The English Channel looked like Broadway and Times Square with all the ships and transports, loaded with an enormous number of men and supplies. We put ashore 400,000 men. The Germans didn’t stand a chance.”
Summer Art Series to Feature “Paintings from the Pink House”
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host “Paintings from the Pink House: The Collection of Sylvia Wyckoff” on weekends, June 13 through Aug. 3. The exhibition will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The following students are candidates for graduation as part of the Cazenovia High School Class of 2014:
McLaughlin to speak on the inhabitants of the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina at the Cazenovia Public Library
Dr. Timothy McLaughlin, retired professor of history at Cazenovia College, will present “What I Did on My Winter Vacation: A Visit to the Golden Isles of Georgia” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.
The Cazenovia Public Library is still seeking donations of used books for the 40th Annual Book Sale to benefit the Cazenovia Public Library. Donated books, new or old, CDs and DVDs must be received at the library by Tuesday, July 1. Items may be dropped off at the front desk.
Cazenovia High School engineering students last week culminated a months-long project by capturing video and data on the Earth’s stratosphere from a payload of electronic equipment attached to a weather balloon that ascended nearly 20 miles.
The Chenango Bird Club will hold its second summer evening birding walk with a leisurely stroll at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Cush Hill property on Wednesday, June 11. Meet in the visitor parking lot at Rogers Center at 6 p.m.
The Cazenovia Central School Class of 2014 is proud to announce that Erin Craig will deliver the Commencement Address at graduation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28.
The Cazenovia Student Health Initiative group is hosting a CPR training class. The goal is to make CPR training available to the community and to encourage Cazenovia High School students and local community members to get CPR certified.
High number of opt outs may cause district to submit ‘improvement plan’ to state education department
In 2013, 100 percent of Cazenovia students participated in the state-mandated English Language Arts and Math tests for grades 3 through 8. This year, many parents chose to “opt out” their children from the tests and, in Math at least, the lower participation may have caused Cazenovia to fail to meet the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Superintendent Bob Dubik told the board of education last week.
The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk/Run held June 1 at Beaver Lake Nature Center raised $181,860. Since it began in 1992, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the mainstay funding for ACR Health’s now extensive Adolescent Health Initiatives. The event has raised more than $2.3 million and positioned ACR Health as a state leader in youth education.
Cazenovia Public Library and Cazenovia Children's House (CCH) are presenting a workshop for families to create their own fairy garden. The program, for families with children ages four to young at heart, will have a wonderful literacy component. To begin, Jenna Wright will read a story about fairy houses and gardens and each family will leave with a journal to draw/write about their creation and a book list of titles to borrow from the library.