Following news of a study showing that travelers spent a record $62.5 billion in New York State last year, it was announced today that this same study shows traveler spending in the Central New York region rising 4.7 percent in 2014 to a total of $2.015 billion. “This is terrific news,” said Kelly Blazosky, president of Oneida County Tourism and Chair of the Central New York Vacation Region, which includes Broome, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.
A distinctive blue and gold roadside historic marker was dedicated Sunday, July 26, at the former District No. 11, Belmont Schoolhouse on Juddville Road in the town of Cazenovia. The Belmont School served the community from before 1849 until 1941, when District No. 11 consolidated with the Cazenovia Central School System.
Originally located in Cazenovia, Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Manlius on Aug. 13 by re-creating each of the photographs that hang in the store taken more than 10 years ago.
The Ageless Jazz Band, based in Ithaca, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Cazenovia’s Lakeland Park as part of the weekly summer concert series sponsored by the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce.
Project CAFÉ raising funds for new park behind public library
Members of Project CAFÉ have spent the first part of their summer helping with an exciting new initiative for the community, raising funds to build a new park and play area along Chittenango Creek behind the public library. The students have been selling raffle tickets for a vintage 1990 red Mazda Miata convertible as part of the effort.
The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. Our next production will be “Everyman,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Cazenovia Equipment Co., Inc. is hosting its 2015 Drive Green Demo Days event at their dealership on July 25. This event will give area residents a chance to check out the latest utility tractors, lawn and garden tractors, loaders, implements and other equipment from John Deere, as well as take advantage of special Drive Green savings.
GoCaz.com, a website launched a little over a year ago by the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) to provide a compilation of outdoor activities available in the Cazenovia community, recently completed the installation of trail markers in order to further appeal to local outdoor enthusiasts.
For the second year in a row, the Lakeside A cappella Camp is scheduled to run from July 23 to 25 at Cazenovia College and will offer an organized weekend of immersive singing and performance while the campers learn from world-class faculty.
Willow Bank Yacht Club showcased its largest fleet of Sunfish sailboats on Friday afternoon, July 10, when 30 sail boats were launched and sailed displaying their colors at the south end of Cazenovia Lake.
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.
Blue-green algae blooms have returned in some places in Cazenovia Lake, and Madison County Health Department officials have recommended that swimming at Lakeland Park Beach should be restricted until the BGA blooms observed have dissipated or otherwise cleared from swim area. Swimming at Willow Bank Yacht Club may continue, and all swimmers / boaters advised to simply rinse off promptly with clean water after leaving the lake, the department stated.
In conjunction with its annual open house and sales event later this month, AJ’S Archery will host the IBO World Championship Warm Up to benefit Syracuse-based “Two Smiles One Hope” The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, at AJ’S Archery, 3938 Nelson Heights Road in Cazenovia.
‘The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,’ by Daniel James Brown
“The Boys in the Boat” is the story of an eight-man University of Washington crew team that rose to national prominence and competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The book’s inspirational tale of college underdogs and athletic achievement is a story of personal transformation for its central figure, crewsman Joe Rantz, but also shows a wider view of American life during the Great Depression.
The Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library have announced that the library’s 41st Annual Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the library, both days rain or shine.