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Stone Quarry Hill Art Park receives major bequest for artist-in-residence program

Anonymous contribution of $10,000 to fund artist stipends and studio improvements

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has received an anonymous bequest of $10,000 to support its Artists-in-Residence program, announced Executive Director Emily Zaengle. The bequest joins other recent gifts in support of the AIR program, allowing the art park to create a program-specific fund for future artist stipends and improvements to the studio and lodging space.

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State fair starts today: Send us your competition results

If you or someone you know has entered a competition, any competition, at the state fair, send us the result — and a photo if you have one — and we will print it in the Cazenovia Republican.

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Last day to vote for Hume Laidman

Today, Aug. 27, is the last day that people voting in the Today’s Options Champions Competition can cast their votes for Cazenovia resident Hume Laidman, one of the five finalists.

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When Grover Cleveland came to Cazenovia

Many people know he was here, but few know the details of the village’s first presidential visit

It seems most everyone in Cazenovia knows that at one point in the village’s history President Grover Cleveland came here for a brief visit in 1887. Some people even know that President and Mrs. Cleveland held a reception at Lorenzo and spent the night there. Other than those few details, the visit of a sitting U.S. president to the small Cazenovia community appears to be relatively unknown but, at the time, it was one of the biggest events to ever happen to this small village.

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Cazenovia to honor 9/11 era heroes

A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, in Cazenovia’s Memorial Park.

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Roller derby bout in Morrisville to benefit The ARC of Madison Cortland

The Ladies’ Death and Derby Society (LDDS) will host its fourth and final home bout of the season, "Skaters of the Lost Arc,” at the IcePlex in Morrisville. The LDDS TitleTown KnockOuts will bout the Seven Vally Rollers from Cortland. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Arc of Madison Cortland.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren. “The Audience” will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Encore performances will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

Iris Folding Workshop to be held at Cazenovia Public Library

All are invited to join Jeanette Robertson, local artist and author, for “Iris Folding,” a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

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Next Cazenovia Forum: A look inside the CIA and its controversies

John Rizzo, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history,” and who served as the agency’s chief legal officer in the years immediately following 9/11, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture on the 14th anniversary of the attacks, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

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Collaborative project helps shape art park’s new entrance

Jared Flynn and Michael Murphy know their way around stones. Both Flynn and Murphy are certified dry stone wall instructors from the Vermont-based organization, The Stone Trust, and for two days recently Flynn and Murphy led a team of 13 participants in the construction of one part of the new design for the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park’s entrance — a 40-foot long, four-foot high, dry-stacked wall.

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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.