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CASA art group annual show and reception coming in May

The AmeriCU Credit Union will be hosting the annual display of art work created by the CASA sponsored Art Group. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the branch office at 82 Albany St. Light refreshments will be served.

Local author to hold book singing at Lillie Bean

Local author Sue Powell will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Lillie Bean, 57 Albany St., signing copies of her recently released book, “A Knock at My Heart.”

Annual Spring Migration Nature Art and Craft Festival coming to GSC this weekend

The annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota happens this Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

Floral paintings exhibit, artist reception coming to Cazenovia Artisans

Colorful new floral paintings by artist Mary Padgett go on display at Cazenovia Artisans with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1.

Cazenovia College alumna named 13th annual Schupf Lecture speaker

Author Nina Esperanza Serrianne to deliver keynote address in early May

Cazenovia College’s 13th Annual Schupf Lecture will feature alumna Nina Esperanza Serrianne ’09, author of “America in the Nineties.” Serrianne, current Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University, will come back “home” to address the campus community during her nationwide book tour at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in McDonald Lecture Hall, Eckel Hall.

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Phillips named Mr. Caz 2015

Eleven Cazenovia High School students from grades eight through 12 strutted their stuff before a sold-out crowd last Friday, April 24, for the sixth annual Mr. Caz Pageant. In the end, only one could walk away with the crown — and that was senior Danny Phillips.

School board offers first reading of revised religious release time policy

The Cazenovia Board of Education last week received the first “reading” of the proposed revision to the district’s religious release time policy for students who attend religious education during the school day. The changes in the policy do not effect whether or not the program will continue to exist — it must under state law — but rather how it is administered and how it ensures that all students in the district receive “appropriate educational opportunities” throughout the school day.

Bike safety event to be held on May 2

Caz Bike Day 2015 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Burton Street Elementary School parking lot.

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Ukraine conflict in the spotlight as Cazenovia Forum hosts top foreign affairs expert

The conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of the next Cazenovia Forum lecture and discussion, as one of America's leading experts on the region presents an in-depth look at the Ukrainian government's struggle with pro-Russian separatists and their backers in Moscow. The presentation by Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the U.S., will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room of Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino unveils lineup of Oz-themed bars and restaurants

Grand opening date of casino to be revealed next week

The Oneida Indian Nation this week revealed the lineup of new bars and restaurants that will be a part of its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. The $20 million gaming venue celebrates the Village of Chittenango’s connection with the American classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Yellow Brick Road Casino’s just-announced venues “stay true to the book’s whimsical theme,” according to a release from the Oneida Indian Nation.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

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Village celebrates Arbor Day, dedicates four new trees for Lakeland Park

More than 100 people gathered on a warm, sunny spring morning in Lakeland Park this past Saturday for the Cazenovia Tree Commission’s annual Arbor Day celebration and tree planting ceremony. Members of the commission were present to explain the history and significance of Arbor Day as well as to talk about the future of Lakeland Park and its trees; the five middle school members of the Earth Club helped honor the day by reading the official Arbor Day proclamation and Burton Street Elementary School students sang the song “This Pretty Planet.”

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