Arts & Entertainment


New Woodstock Summer Reading Program and Old Home Day Upcoming

The popular Summer Reading Program begins Monday, July 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the New Woodstock Free Library. A new program or event will be held at 2 p.m. every Monday throughout the summer.

Hats Off To Lorenzo Gala to feature the Cazenovia Community Band

This 39th annual Lorenzo Driving Competition in Cazenovia will take place on the weekend of July 18 and 19, but the festivities begin on Friday evening, July 17. The “Hats off to Lorenzo Gala” includes the 6 p.m. welcome reception for competitors and community members alike.

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Lightning Championship held at Willow Bank Yacht Club

Willow Bank Yacht Club hosted the Lightning class district championship regatta on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and 21. Twenty-one boats participated. Three Willow Bank sailors finished in the top 10 — Clay Murphy, Federico Meira and Ed Seyerlein.

Birds along the Chenango Canal

The Chenango Bird Club’s third walk in its summer evening bird watching series will be a stroll along the Chenango Canal north of Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.

Summer of fun coming to the Cazenovia Public Library

From July 1 to Aug. 15, Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright will have the library brimming with activities for children of all ages and their families.

Participants sought for Cazenovia July 4 parade

Project CAFÉ and the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce will be organizing this year’s Fourth of July parade and would like to get as many groups, individuals and neighborhoods as possible to participate.

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Artistic Cazenovia: Meet the winners of the art park - Caz Republican photo contest

It was a tight competition with many excellent entries but, in the end, only one photograph could be crowned winner of the first Stone Quarry Hill Art Park / Cazenovia Republican photo contest, “Casting Shadows: Sculptures and Spring.”

Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce to hold 13th annual golf tournament in July

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual golf tournament on July 20. The tournament will be held at the Cazenovia Golf Club, on Rt. 92, in Cazenovia for a 1 p.m. tee off.

Local author to speak and sign books at Cazenovia Public Library

Dr. Norman Dann, Gerrit Smith scholar and author, will speak and sign books for two different presentations at the Cazenovia Public Library during the month of June.

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A story of love and healing: Native American tribes bond over Cazenovia wedding

Event ‘helps to heal the old wounds of the relationship between the Oneida and Onondaga Nations’

When Neal Powless and Michelle Schenandoah first met as young teenagers, they did not know they would fall in love or that, 27 years later, the deep historical connections between the Oneida and Onondaga Nations would be tied to their love affair. The children of prominent families of two different Iroquois tribes, their story is reminiscent of other star-crossed lovers from nearly 200 years ago from the same tribes, who died in the lake trying to run away together, and whose death has been the basis of legend ever since. The Powless-Schenandoah wedding and attendant ceremonies consecrated this past weekend on the shores of Cazenovia Lake have bridged this centuries-old tribal rift.

Class of 2017 to hold ‘Color Run’ fundraiser

On Sunday June 7, the Cazenovia High School Class of 2017 will host a color run as a fundraiser.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino officially opens in Chittenango

More than 1,000 people stood in line, in groups, in the parking lot of the new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango Tuesday waiting for the area’s newest tourist attraction to officially open its doors. Some people started lining up at 11 p.m. Monday night in order to be the first ones inside the casino.

Cazenovia Rowing Club hosts annual learn to row event

As part of the national Learn to Row Day, the Cazenovia Rowing Club will be hosting a three-hour Learn to Row workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 6 at Gypsy Bay Park.

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Riester sculpture unveiled at Burton Street Elementary School

Burton Street Elementary School students, staff, parents and guests saw the unveiling of a new addition to the school’s sculpture garden last week — an original creation by local artists Dorothy Riester and David Harper.

Album review: Twenty One Pilots – A change in sound, but for the better

Just in time for summer, Twenty One Pilots released “Blurryface,” a fun, upbeat and easy listening album comprised of 14 songs with relatable and comical lyrics that are accompanied by mainly percussion and guitar instrumentals.