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Algae blooms close Cazenovia Lake beaches again

The Madison County Department of Health has confirmed the presence of potentially harmful blue-green algae blooms within the bathing beach areas of both Lakeland Park and Willow Bank Yacht Club, and the beaches have been closed for wading, swimming and any water contact activities until further notice.

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Stone Quarry Hill Art Park receives major bequest for artist-in-residence program

Anonymous contribution of $10,000 to fund artist stipends and studio improvements

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has received an anonymous bequest of $10,000 to support its Artists-in-Residence program, announced Executive Director Emily Zaengle. The bequest joins other recent gifts in support of the AIR program, allowing the art park to create a program-specific fund for future artist stipends and improvements to the studio and lodging space.

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Manlius Family Barbershop moves to Limestone Commons

Manlius Family Barbershop, a locally-owned business that provides walk-in haircuts and stylings for all ages, recently relocated to the Limestone Commons in Manlius between Murphy’s Specialized Pastry and the Dollar Tree.

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State fair starts today: Send us your competition results

If you or someone you know has entered a competition, any competition, at the state fair, send us the result — and a photo if you have one — and we will print it in the Cazenovia Republican.

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Last day to vote for Hume Laidman

Today, Aug. 27, is the last day that people voting in the Today’s Options Champions Competition can cast their votes for Cazenovia resident Hume Laidman, one of the five finalists.

Way of the Master course offered at Federated Church of New Woodstock

The Federated Church of New Woodstock will host an evangelism seminar based on the award-winning TV series “The Way of the Master (WOTM).” The seminar will be held eight consecutive on Sundays at 9 a.m. starting Sept. 13.

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When Grover Cleveland came to Cazenovia

Many people know he was here, but few know the details of the village’s first presidential visit

It seems most everyone in Cazenovia knows that at one point in the village’s history President Grover Cleveland came here for a brief visit in 1887. Some people even know that President and Mrs. Cleveland held a reception at Lorenzo and spent the night there. Other than those few details, the visit of a sitting U.S. president to the small Cazenovia community appears to be relatively unknown but, at the time, it was one of the biggest events to ever happen to this small village.

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Cazenovia to honor 9/11 era heroes

A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, in Cazenovia’s Memorial Park.

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Roller derby bout in Morrisville to benefit The ARC of Madison Cortland

The Ladies’ Death and Derby Society (LDDS) will host its fourth and final home bout of the season, "Skaters of the Lost Arc,” at the IcePlex in Morrisville. The LDDS TitleTown KnockOuts will bout the Seven Vally Rollers from Cortland. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Arc of Madison Cortland.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren. “The Audience” will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Encore performances will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Hamilton Hearing offers free hearing aid trials

Hamilton Hearing of Cazenovia is now offering a unique program that will allow people to “test drive” hearing aids for a free 14-day evaluation. The Unitron “Flex-Trial” hearing devices analyze and record what the wearer is hearing, allowing the hearing counselor to recommend the best possible hearing device for the customer.

Iris Folding Workshop to be held at Cazenovia Public Library

All are invited to join Jeanette Robertson, local artist and author, for “Iris Folding,” a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

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Next Cazenovia Forum: A look inside the CIA and its controversies

John Rizzo, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history,” and who served as the agency’s chief legal officer in the years immediately following 9/11, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture on the 14th anniversary of the attacks, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

State of emergency declared in Madison County due to EEE presence

Public notice is hereby made that a local State of Emergency was declared today due to the imminent threat to public health posed by the presence of mosquito borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus based on current mosquito activity detected in Madison County in the Town of Sullivan, south of Route 31 and Oneida Lake.

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Keeping it disco: Life of Reilley announces latest product – canned cocktails

Life of Reilley Distilling and Wine Company, headquartered in Nelson, celebrated its one-year anniversary in business only last week — and already its three kinds of vodka are selling in 65 outlets across 23 counties in New York state, with requests to expand to California, Arizona, Georgia and New Jersey. But the big news owners Ben and Shioban Reilley announced on social media on Aug. 4 was a different kind of landmark: the upcoming release of their new canned cocktail, “Disco Lemonade.”