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George Brescia named speaker of Cazenovia College’s 42nd annual Student Fashion Show

George Brescia, the man behind George B Style, and a top-tier NYC-based stylist and image consultant, will be the speaker this year at the Cazenovia College 42nd Annual Fashion Show, “Fashion: The Fifth Element.”

Cazenovia College visual communications seniors to host design exhibition

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the 2015 Visual Communications Senior Exhibition, titled, “Strike Up the Brand.” The show runs from Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 24. An artist's reception is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

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Owera brings home five medals from Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Cazenovia’s sole winery, Owera Vineyards, added recently to its ever-growing list of awards and accolades by bringing home five medals from the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Transgenerational housing presentation coming to Cazenovia Public Library

Local resident James Pirkl, professor emeritus and past chairman of Syracuse University’s department of design, will present a two-part transgenerational housing series at the Cazenovia Public Library in April—“The Housing Challenge: Maintaining Independence” on April 16 and “The Transgenerational House: Answering the Challenge” on April 30.

Chenango Bird Club presents ‘Canoe Journey’ presentation

The Chenango Bird Club presents “Sherburne to Chesapeake — A Canoe Journey” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Bird Exhibit Cabin. Local paddling enthusiasts Fred and Patti von Mechow will share their July 2014 adventure of paddling the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers to reach the Chesapeake Bay.

Author Gregory Maguire, actors Emma Ridley and Ken Page coming to 2015 Oz-Stravaganza!

The 37th annual Oz-Stravaganza! Festival, scheduled to be held June 5 to 7 in Chittenango — the birthplace of author L. Frank Baum — has announced the 2015 Oz-Stravaganza! Festival guest list. The 2015 theme is Oz “ShowStoppers,” and the festival is celebrating the anniversaries of some important milestones in the OZ universe, according to a festival press release.

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Cazenovia Republican editor contributes to new book on Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’

Jason Emerson’s writing on the impact of the ‘Gettysburg Address’ in company with Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Annie Liebovitz, Steven Spielberg and other international figures

On April 1, Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, announced the release of “Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” edited by Carla Knorowski, CEO of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Among the contributions of nationally and internationally recognized individuals to the Gettysburg Address project and book, Cazenovia-area residents will find the writing of their neighbor Jason Emerson, an award-winning Lincoln scholar, who currently serves as the editor of the Cazenovia Republican newspaper.

Sayegh talks drug policy at recent Cazenovia Forum

Gabriel Sayegh, director of the New York State office of the Drug Policy Alliance, kicked off Cazenovia Forum’s 2015 lecture series with an authoritative speech about reforming the nation’s drug policy and the connection between the criminal justice approach to drug policy and America’s staggering incarceration rates. The event took place at Cazenovia’s Catherine Cummings Theatre on March 20.

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From the archives: Former publisher of Republican visits Cazenovia

Mr. Irving C. Forte, of Fort Edward, a former publisher of The Cazenovia Republican, was in town over Sunday visiting Mrs. Irving A. Forte, the wife of his twin brother, and renewing old acquaintances about town. Mr. Forte bought The Republican in the fall of 1865 of Mr. F.A. Crandall who had owned it for only a few years.

Madison County seeking dairy princesses

Do you know a young woman residing in Madison County with a passion for the dairy industry? The Madison County Dairy Promotion Committee is currently preparing for the 2015 Madison County Dairy Princess Pageant which is set to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Madison County CCE Agriculture Center, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville. Any girl between the ages of 16 and 24 is eligible to participate with an interest in the dairy industry.

Spring Break: Something for everyone at the Cazenovia Public Library

Jenna Wright is calling children of all ages and their families to the Cazenovia Public Library as it gears up for another fun and exciting break week. There are a variety of activities for all ages, giving children a chance to dive into interesting new topics and activities.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

The Manlius Art Cinema, in addition to being the area’s only dedicated independent and foreign cinema theatre, is proud to host Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next presentation will be “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, with an encore performance at noon Saturday, April 18.

Cazenovia High Schoolʼto hold 13th Annual Jazz Night

The Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kathleen DiNardo, will present its 13th Annual Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Cazenovia High School auditorium. The Hartwick College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gregg Norris, will work with the CHS Jazz Ensemble during the day and will be featured in the concert that night.

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More than 100 shaved, nearly $50K raised at Cazenovia St. Baldrick’s event

For the second consecutive year, Cazenovians have raised nearly $50,000 to help increase childhood cancer research and awareness through a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event. Hundreds of people showed up to the event, held Sunday, March 22, at Burton Street Elementary School, more than 100 got their heads shaved and, as of press time, a little more than $47,000 was raised.

Amish culture discussed at community event

More than 100 residents of the greater Cazenovia area crowded into the Cazenovia Public Library community room last week to hear from members of the Peterboro-Cazenovia-Canastota Amish community who offered a discussion on Amish life, history, tradition and culture.

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