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GCACC announces first annual Fall Festival

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its first annual Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. This is a community event for Cazenovia, New Woodstock, Erieville and Nelson. Everyone is invited to participate.

High school students work with local organizations to develop Cazenovia video

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) have announced the release of a Cazenovia promotional video called “Experience Cazenovia” developed by Cazenovia High School class of 2014 students.

Annual Pumpkin Run and Spooky Sprint coming Oct. 26

The Cazenovia Central Schools Class of 2019 (eighth grade) will be holding the third annual Pumpkin Run and Spooky Sprint at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, starting on the Green in front of Cazenovia Middle School.

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CPF offers all-ages cemetery ‘Walk Among the Spirits’ just before Halloween

The week before Halloween, the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will make Cazenovia's history come alive for three nights when it offers the unique experience to visit eight graves and meet and hear the stories of local ghosts, during its first-ever “Walk Among the Spirits” event.

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Town planning board reviews latest Owera building proposal

Owera Vineyards is back before the town planning board seeking to build a new 6,300 square-foot “Promotion and Marketing Facility” to replace its three-season events tent for special winery functions. If approved, the new building would be larger and more functional than the current events tent — and would be built using state-of-the-art soundproofing materials in order to eliminate the noise issues and complaints the winery has been fighting against for more than a year.

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Cazenovia athletes participate in regional Special Olympics

Fifteen student-athletes from all three Cazenovia Central School District schools last week joined nearly 300 student-athletes from 11 schools in Madison and Oneida counties to compete in the annual Madison-Oneida BOCES Special Olympics Autumn Games at Canastota High School.

Friends of Lorenzo to host haunted Cazenovia event

“Spirits of Cazenovia: An Evening of Lore and Libations” will feature ghost stories and house tours, followed by local beverage spirits

From the lake shore to the oldest town dwellings, ghostly figures have supposedly haunted Cazenovia for more than a century. Numerous reports have been made over the years of a mysterious apparition at the Lorenzo State Historic Site, and others driving by Lorenzo late at night have seen lights go on and off in the unoccupied building. Is the local ghost lore true? Come decide for yourself on Saturday, October 18, when the Friends of Lorenzo and Empire Brewery will host “Spirits of Cazenovia: An Evening of Lore and Libations.”

CHS Concert Choir annual choral festival returns Oct. 16

The Cazenovia High School Concert Choir will host its annual Choral Festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the High School Auditorium. This year's theme is “American Music,” specifically focusing on patriotic music, in celebration of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem.

Celebrate Archives Month at the Cazenovia Public Library

Join the Cazenovia Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, for the first event celebrating American Archives Month. To assist the public in creating and caring for their own personal archives, events will be held weekly throughout the month, starting with “History’s Mysteries 101: Where can I find what I’m looking for?”

Rippleton Schoolhouse ‘Community Day’ coming this weekend

From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, the Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day, a day celebrating the beginning of Autumn, a bountiful harvest and the relocation of Rippleton Schoolhouse to Lorenzo. This fun-filled tradition has become a staple in Cazenovia’s fall calendar since 2002.

Buy Madison program announces new First Wednesday events

The “Buy Madison Program” is announcing a new event called “First Wednesday.” Every first Wednesday of the month a different local business will be in the spotlight. Demonstrations, samples, expanded hours, specials and more will be offered.

Award-winning journalist to speak at next Reisman Lecture

Rolland Smith, an Emmy Award-winning anchorman, commentator, reporter, author and producer, will share his views on topics of national interest in his presentation, “From Politics to Poetry: Telling the News and Sharing the Inside Stories,” at the next Reisman Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Catherine Cummings Theater.

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Taste of Cazenovia a community event success

More than 300 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 Willow Bank Yacht Club.

Cazenovia Art Trail begins Oct. 4, continues Oct. 11

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association invites area residents to mark their calendars for Oct. 4 and 11 — the dates for its third annual Cazenovia Art Trail. The art trail is a self-guided tour of the home studios and working locations of more than 26 of Cazenovia’s finest artists. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy art while walking and driving through the historic village and scenic countryside at the height of fall color.

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Limestone Creek Hunt Club prepares for Parade of Hounds

Annual tradition will be Sept. 7 and go from downtown Cazenovia to Lorenzo

The baying of hounds, the call of the horn, the clatter of hooves … is this a scene from Downton Abbey? The pageantry and tradition do evoke a bygone era, but this is present day Cazenovia and the sights and sounds are coming from the Limestone Creek Hunt. Our local hunt, now celebrating its 75th anniversary — a diamond jubilee — is devoted to educating people about the traditions of foxhunting, the working of hounds, the appreciation and stewardship of nature and the conservancy of land.

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