The Friends of Lorenzo recently hosted its annual Casino Night fundraiser for the organization and on March 21 will hold its 38th annual meeting at the Lincklaen House. The public is invited to attend to hear the organization's successes in 2012 and plans for 2013.
Madison County Tourism Inc. has announced two upcoming events in Cazenovia during the month of March.
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team has claimed the top prize and 40 individual medals at the New York State Academic Decathlon Competition March 15 to 16 at Onondaga Community College.
Riley Dutcher may only be in kindergarten, but she is already learning some valuable lessons. Earlier this month, Riley raised more than $1,000 by herself as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart event at Edward Andrews Elementary School in Morrisville.
The use of “health appointment” excuses for tardiness by Cazenovia high school students dropped 43 percent during the fall 2012 semester, verifying the district’s fears that the “health late” excuse, as it is called, was being used to circumvent the code of conduct in order for students to be able to participate in extracurricular activities and not for “legal” tardiness. This was the message conveyed to the Cazenovia Board of Education at its Feb. 25 meeting in response to parental objection and ire that the new policy, which began in September, was unfair to students and even unnecessary as a rule.
Parents criticize school district for lack of adult supervision in dangerous area
As a group of 27 students and four chaperones from Cazenovia High School were six hours into their flight to Lima, Peru, on Feb. 13 for a winter recess trip, the school district received an email from the U.S. State Department that terrorist groups had threatened to kidnap Americans traveling in the exact locations the school group intended to visit. The ultimately revised trip itinerary led to hours of free “down time” for the students that one parent claimed resulted in a severe lack of supervision to the point of possible negligence and child endangerment, considering the terror threats in the region that caused the schedule changes.
A nearly two-year period of intense self-scrutiny at Cazenovia High School — which began in 2011 with a comprehensive survey and continued with the formation of committees, goals and action plans — finally draws to a close later this month.
Board of directors holds annual meeting, discusses plans for 2013
The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia had a banner year in membership, visitation and exhibits in 2012 and expects to continue the momentum into 2013, according to the SQHAP board of directors, which held its annual meeting on Feb. 26. Members of the board, as well as the park director, gave individual presentations on the state of the park in 2012 and the plans for 2013, and the board also released its 2012 annual report.
Father George V. Coyne S.J., former director of the Vatican Observatory, to offer perspectives
A Jesuit priest and astronomy scholar who served as head of the Vatican Observatory will offer his perspectives on how science and religion can be reconciled when he presents the next Cazenovia Forum lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Cazenovia College's Catherine Cummings Theatre on Lincklaen Street.
The Cazenovia Central School District’s projected budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year is not as large as was previously expected, thanks to some teacher retirements and savings in utilities costs.
Every year for about 10 years, first and second graders from Burton Street Elementary School have been going to the Cazenovia Public Library for field trips. At the library, the students see historical and scientific artifacts that are all over a 100 years old, Egyptian artifacts and a real mummy that are thousands of years old. The principal of Burton Street, Mary Ann Macintosh, said that the students go to the library for field trips because it is part of their curriculum, they are learning about their community and they are also learning about the library and how to take out books.
A four-week introductory digital photography class conducted by expert photographer Jerry Weimar will be held at the New Woodstock Free Library from 10 a.m. to noon. on the following Saturdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30. The class is free and open to the public.
Juried Student Exhibition opens Feb. 18
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the College’s Division of Art and Design Programs from Monday, Feb. 18 through Monday, March 18. (The Gallery will be closed during break, March 11 to 17.)
The Cazenovia Village Planning Board met Monday, Feb. 11, and held public hearings to discuss a proposed special permit for Cazenovia Community Preschool’s new location as well as an informational session regarding Empire Brewery’s Cazenovia farm brewery location.
Auditions are over and rehearsals are well under way for Cazenovia High School Drama Club’s upcoming staging of Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.