Proceeds from ‘The Art of a Life’ to benefit the art park
At five-years-old, Dorothy Riester declared, “I’m going to be an artist!” Ninety-three years later, Riester is not only an artist, she’s considered an inspiration by artists from all over — pioneer and trailblazer for the arts. The lively and sometimes provocative life of Dorothy is now documented in her new book, “The Art of a Life, Dorothy Riester: A Memoir,” as told to Victoria Kennedy.
Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Madison County is hosting its third annual gala and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Owera Vineyards in the tent. This year CAP is acknowledging and honoring four foundations that have supported and reinforced CAP’s work with families in Madison County for the past 33 years, including The Gifford Foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Mid York Foundation and Hinman Foundation.
If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultural Society, will visit the library’s “Agri-Culture” exhibit which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.
Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.
Back by popular demand, “Art for Kids” returns to the Cazenovia Public Library during October. “The Willow Pattern: A Story in Blue and White” kicks off the 2015 “Art for Kids” series. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright-Martin from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.
Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
Cazenovia is a community that comes together to support its neighbors in times of adversity – and this Saturday, Oct. 3, a community-wide event is occurring to raise money to help pay the medical bills for the Reger family, whose patriarch, Kyle, suffered a stroke less than one month ago. The family, which includes his wife Marla and their two young children, Max, 6, and Jackson, 3, and is facing medical bills of around $50,000.
If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultu
Construction crews currently can be seen working on two houses at the four corners of Nelson that, when completed, promise to forever alter the food and beverage landscape in the Nelson-Cazenovia area. While a restaurant, nanobrewery and cigar shop are currently in the works to be created inside the two buildings — officially to be called Nelson Corners — a coffee roaster business is now up and running, selling coffee online and preparing for a storefront grand opening event on Oct. 3.
More than 250 people turned out last week to eat, drink, mingle and — most importantly — help raise funds for the Cazenovia Children’s House during the organization’s annual Taste of Cazenovia fundraising event, held this year at the Cazenovia Country Club.
The sounds of the fiddle and guitar, stomping feet, clapping hands, the caller giving directions and a lot of laughter filled the air last Friday night as nearly 100 people turned out for the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation’s Old-Fashioned Barn Dance at Deer Hawk Farm on Rathbun Road.
The wild apple crop this year has been huge in Central New York, and it gave Matt and Juanita Critz, owners of Critz Farm and Harvest Moon Cidery in Cazenovia, an idea: Why not ask community members to bring in their wild apples and use those to make a Cazenovia “community” hard cider? Contributors could help press the apples, receive some free bottles of the finished product and even designate a local charity to receive apportion of the proceeds from bottle sales.
Rizzo dishes on CIA post-9/11 actions at recent Cazenovia Forum discussion
Two laps around the CIA campus at Langley, Va., was what it took for John Rizzo, then the agency’s chief legal officer, to send proposed “enhanced interrogation” techniques ahead for review by the Justice Department. It was a decision that Rizzo, the CIA and the country would feel the consequences of ever since. Soft-spoken and dressed in a crisp suit, Rizzo offered a defense of the CIA’s aggressive interrogation techniques at the most recent Cazenovia Forum event.
George VanArnam, noted United Methodist Church Minister and marriage and family therapist, will lead the worship service at the First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has announced that Geoffrey Navias, former artistic director of Open Hand Puppet Theater, is now the resident-artist in the art park, and is working in the park’s Hilltop Studio.