Cazenovia High School was one of 123 schools nationwide to be named GRAMMY® Signature Schools semi-finalists Nov. 20 by the GRAMMY Foundation.
Most people in Cazenovia know Kurt Wheeler as the mayor, as a high school teacher, as head of Project Café and as a U.S. Marine Corps colonel. What people may not know is that Wheeler is also a writer, editor and historian and his second book, “Pathbreakers: U.S. Marine African American Officers in the Their Own Words,” was published earlier this year by the U.S. Marine Corps History Division.
Cazenovia’s 36th Annual Christmas Walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown area this Friday, Dec. 6. Downtown merchants’ shops will be open for business, not-for-profit vendors will line the streets, the Cazenovia Community Band will play along Albany Street throughout the evening and the international gift bringers will circulate the streets spreading good wishes and good cheer.
Seasonal beer offered exclusively at Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles – Cazenovia-exclusive beer coming next year
Empire Brewing Company’s holiday seasonal beer, Dickens Christmas Ale, made exclusively to be sold in Skaneateles during its “Dickens Christmas” celebrations, was so popular in its inaugural year in 2012 that Empire is offering it again this year — and the beer-maker is already planning to create a Cazenovia-exclusive holiday beer in 2014 once the new Farmstead Brewery is built on Rippleton Road.
Volunteer recognition celebration and Caz school student art exhibit to be held at New Woodstock Library Dec. 7
The New Woodstock Free Library annual volunteer recognition celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the library, 2106 Main Street (Route 13). The opening of the annual Cazenovia schools student art exhibit will coincide with the volunteer event.
The holidays are here again at historic Lorenzo State Historic Site, and next week visitors can experience the neoclassical Ledyard family mansion bedecked in holiday ﬁnery.
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team is holding its first annual “Gift Wrapping Fundraiser” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at Common Grounds.
Cazenovia resident Marion Secor and her staff at Skanda Equine were honored recently by the Central New York SPCA for their rehabilitation and care of 15 wild ponies from the Onondaga Nation that had struggled through the 2012-13 winter without food and access to water and were in critical condition.
Nearly 100 members of the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and guests filled the downstairs rooms of the Lincklaen House for the chamber’s annual dinner meeting last Tuesday, Nov. 12. Outgoing GCACC President Gene Gissin gave brief remarks on the state of the chamber during 2013 and mentioned many of the new businesses that have joined the chamber’s ranks this year.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, the town of Cazenovia will no longer sell hunting and fishing licenses at the town offices.
The Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library had a good year in 2013 with solid book sales and consistent numbers in membership and donations; they helped the library undertake major new projects in online newspaper access and a new literacy program that will reach across the county, and will continue their support with a $10,000 donation for 2014.
All are invited to join local resident Paolo Amadio in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, for a discussion of “Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi): His Life and Work in Baroque Rome.”
Former WSYR-TV meteorologist Dave Eichorn will share his expertise on changing global weather patterns and their potential impact on our region and beyond when he delivers the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
This winter marks the sixth consecutive year of Project CAFÉ’s Gently Used Toy Shop, and my second year of participation in the project. The event’s goal is to help families stretch their holiday dollars by collecting very gently used toys and ensuring that they are Christmas-ready. Every year, the event has grown both in donations and attendance. This year, collection is taking place from Nov. 5 to Dec. 8, with donation sites at Common Grounds and area schools and churches, and the event itself is fro, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
There will be a movie fundraiser at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Eastern Hills Bible Church (Ender’s road campus) to help the Synborski family, of Cazenovia, in their efforts to adopt Reno, a teenager from Eastern Europe.