Have you ever seen an ostrich egg? Had a chance to look at hummingbirds preserved forever in flight? Cazenovia Museum Educators Pat Hill and Julia Smith Shotzberger have put together an exhibit of natural wonders from the extensive collection amassed by Robert F. Hubbard, son of museum founder Robert James Hubbard, in the late 19th century. Come see the managerie of birds and eggs — all sizes and colors — accompanied by nests and period artwork, in the Cazenovia Public Library lobby, as well as in the regular museum exhibit.
Members of the Cazenovia High School Class of 2017 this week presented a check for $500 to the Cazenovia Volunteer Fire Department, part of the funds raised from the class’s June 7 Color Run fundraiser. The Color Run was a 3K/5K run/walk for all ages held at the Sean Googin Memorial Sport Complex on Fenner Road.
The AARP has announced it will offer a defensive driving class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Cazenovia Public Library. AARP Defensive Driving is a classroom refresher course for motorists aged 50 and older who have years of driving experience. It is designed to update driving knowledge and sharpen driving skills.
At the first meeting of its new fiscal year, the Cazenovia Central School District Board of Education welcomed three new members, elected a new president and vice president, made annual appointments and said goodbye to longtime assistant superintendent Bill Furlong.
Cazenovia High School has announced the fourth quarter honor roll listings.
The Cazenovia Central School District has announced that the Caz football program will hold a special “roast” of longtime Cazenovia football coach Tom Neidl at 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Cazenovia Golf Club, following the annual Bucky Bennett golf tournament that afternoon.
On July 13, Skanda Equine will launch an exciting teamwork building workshop for youth ages 10 to 12 on its 70-acre working farm in Cazenovia. Blending theatre exercises, intimate time with Skanda’s animals, walks in nature, collaborative storytelling games, yoga and more, this unique program focuses on seven key elements of team building over the course of seven weeks.
In the Madison County area, two school districts have been announced as finalists in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Canastota Central School District and Stockbridge Valley Central School District are among the top districts in New York in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.
Professor emerita began role July 1
Margery A. Pinet has been appointed by the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees to serve as interim president while the college undergoes a presidential search to replace Mark Tierno, who completed his 15-year tenure on June 30.
The popular Summer Reading Program begins Monday, July 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the New Woodstock Free Library. A new program or event will be held at 2 p.m. every Monday throughout the summer.
The Chenango Bird Club’s third walk in its summer evening bird watching series will be a stroll along the Chenango Canal north of Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.
From July 1 to Aug. 15, Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright will have the library brimming with activities for children of all ages and their families.
CHS Class of 2015 celebrates commencement
It was an overcast day with the threat of rainstorms last Saturday, June 27, as the Cazenovia High School Class of 2015 celebrated its commencement inside the Cazenovia College gymnasium. Hundreds of family and friends of the graduating seniors, along with teachers and district staff, watched as the 146 candidates for graduation, dressed in their blue and white robes, each holding a white rose, received their awards, scholarships, general accolades and, of course, their high school diplomas.
After 18 years as second-in-command of the Cazenovia Central School District, Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong has resigned his position in order to make a lateral job transfer to the North Colonie Central School District in Latham, N.Y. Furlong was appointed assistant superintendent of business for the North Colonie district at a special meeting of its Board of Education on June 1. His resignation was officially accepted by the Cazenovia Board of Education at its June 15 regular monthly meeting.
Business First, a Buffalo-based magazine that conducts annual evaluations of the top school districts throughout New York state, last week released its 2015 results — and named Cazenovia Central School District the third-best school district in all of the 431 Upstate New York school districts. Pittsford, a southeastern suburb of Rochester, ranked no. 1, followed by Fayetteville-Manlius at no. 2.