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Sci-fi Shakespeare movie adaptation films at Hillcrest in Cazenovia

As the movie crew filmed, beautiful Juliet of fair Verona stood in the night on the balcony of the Hillcrest Jephson Estate and spoke to her dear Romeo. His cybernetic arm reached up touch her hand, his blue eye glowed before he raced back to the dark, post-apocalyptic wilderness from which he came. “This is a sci-fi action film with overall adventure that takes the classic tale [of ‘Romero and Juliet’] and spins it around into something fresh and new,” said Matthew A. Peters, director and co-writer of “Romeo 3000” that filmed last weekend in Cazenovia. “The best way to describe it is Shakespeare meets Mad Max.”

St. James to host dinner for fundraising cyclists

On Sunday, Aug. 2, a group of more than 80 cyclists and support crew will gather at St. James Church to enjoy dinner prior to a Monday departure on a 500-mile journey through the Finger Lakes en route to Pennsylvania in an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Tourism rises in Madison County and Central New York

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.

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Historic marker dedicated at former Belmont Schoolhouse in Cazenovia

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.

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Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory celebrates 10-year anniversary with special photo exhibition

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.

Ageless Jazz Band to perform in Cazenovia Aug. 6

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.

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Drawing for vintage car this week

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.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘Everyman,’ starring Chiwete Ejiofor

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. to host John Deere Drive Green Demo Days event July 25

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.

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GoCaz.com trail markers now up in Cazenovia

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.

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Lakeside a cappella camp kicks off and attracts world-class musical staff

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.

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Yacht club hosts Sunfish regatta

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.

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Oology collection now on display in Cazenovia Public Library lobby

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.

Lakeland Park beach closed again by health department

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.

AJ’s Archery to host benefit championship shoot July 25-26

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.

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