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Ukraine conflict in the spotlight as Cazenovia Forum hosts top foreign affairs expert

The conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of the next Cazenovia Forum lecture and discussion, as one of America's leading experts on the region presents an in-depth look at the Ukrainian government's struggle with pro-Russian separatists and their backers in Moscow. The presentation by Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the U.S., will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room of Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino unveils lineup of Oz-themed bars and restaurants

Grand opening date of casino to be revealed next week

The Oneida Indian Nation this week revealed the lineup of new bars and restaurants that will be a part of its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. The $20 million gaming venue celebrates the Village of Chittenango’s connection with the American classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Yellow Brick Road Casino’s just-announced venues “stay true to the book’s whimsical theme,” according to a release from the Oneida Indian Nation.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

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.

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