Proceeds from ‘The Art of a Life’ to benefit the art park
At five-years-old, Dorothy Riester declared, “I’m going to be an artist!” Ninety-three years later, Riester is not only an artist, she’s considered an inspiration by artists from all over — pioneer and trailblazer for the arts. The lively and sometimes provocative life of Dorothy is now documented in her new book, “The Art of a Life, Dorothy Riester: A Memoir,” as told to Victoria Kennedy.
Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Madison County is hosting its third annual gala and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Owera Vineyards in the tent. This year CAP is acknowledging and honoring four foundations that have supported and reinforced CAP’s work with families in Madison County for the past 33 years, including The Gifford Foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Mid York Foundation and Hinman Foundation.
If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultural Society, will visit the library’s “Agri-Culture” exhibit which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.
Back by popular demand, “Art for Kids” returns to the Cazenovia Public Library during October. “The Willow Pattern: A Story in Blue and White” kicks off the 2015 “Art for Kids” series. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright-Martin from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.
Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
Cazenovia is a community that comes together to support its neighbors in times of adversity – and this Saturday, Oct. 3, a community-wide event is occurring to raise money to help pay the medical bills for the Reger family, whose patriarch, Kyle, suffered a stroke less than one month ago. The family, which includes his wife Marla and their two young children, Max, 6, and Jackson, 3, and is facing medical bills of around $50,000.
If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultu
More than 250 people turned out last week to eat, drink, mingle and — most importantly — help raise funds for the Cazenovia Children’s House during the organization’s annual Taste of Cazenovia fundraising event, held this year at the Cazenovia Country Club.
The sounds of the fiddle and guitar, stomping feet, clapping hands, the caller giving directions and a lot of laughter filled the air last Friday night as nearly 100 people turned out for the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation’s Old-Fashioned Barn Dance at Deer Hawk Farm on Rathbun Road.
Rizzo dishes on CIA post-9/11 actions at recent Cazenovia Forum discussion
Two laps around the CIA campus at Langley, Va., was what it took for John Rizzo, then the agency’s chief legal officer, to send proposed “enhanced interrogation” techniques ahead for review by the Justice Department. It was a decision that Rizzo, the CIA and the country would feel the consequences of ever since. Soft-spoken and dressed in a crisp suit, Rizzo offered a defense of the CIA’s aggressive interrogation techniques at the most recent Cazenovia Forum event.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has announced that Geoffrey Navias, former artistic director of Open Hand Puppet Theater, is now the resident-artist in the art park, and is working in the park’s Hilltop Studio.
In last week’s issue, the Republican listed as many ribbon winners from the then-ongoing New York State Fair as it could, in competitions in everything from arts and crafts to agriculture to animal husbandry to cooking to talent competitions. Further ribbon winners have been announced since that time, and we take the opportunity to share their achievements:
The 12th season of Cazenovia College’s Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas," will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Cazenovia and Manlius.
Gala reception scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2
The Cazenovia Art Trail returns on Oct. 3 and 10 to give people an opportunity to meet painters, sculptors, potters, photographers and craftspeople in their studios where they bring their works to life. Visitors will experience a diverse collection of artists and their works as well as nature’s display of fall colors in and around Cazenovia. Studios and “Art Hubs” will be open for the tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first two Saturdays of October.
The Madison County Hop Fest is celebrating its 20th anniversary next week, and Empire Brewing Company, whose owner lives in Cazenovia and who is currently constructing a new farmstead brewery in the village, is making the festival’s official beer.