Local health club offers same location, same prices and many original members from a decade ago
Caz Fitness has been in the same location, with the same membership prices, for the past decade. This month, the local business that offers workout machines, yoga, boot camp and personal training classes celebrates its 10-year anniversary with giveaways for free classes and even free six-month memberships.
CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Seniors) will host Blaine Longnecker, Excellus Medicare Representative, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the CRIS office, 101 Nelson St. (next to McDonald’s on Rt. 20), Cazenovia.
Two Cazenovia Zumba instructors have promised to raise $5,000 for cancer research, and are holding a Zumbathon fundraising event this Saturday to accomplish the goal.
Cazenovia College students seek to raise awareness of bone marrow donor program
Students in Cazenovia College’s Event Management class will be hosting a Be The Match® Walk in Cazenovia on Saturday, April 20, in an effort to raise awareness for Be The Match® — a national bone marrow donor program.
On Saturday, April 13, Cazenovia College’s Environmental Club and the Cazenovia College Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National First Year Honor Society, invite people of all ages to help with the annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up.
Cory Sawyer and Jim Scholefield met in January 2012 in Sawyer’s Zumba class in Hamilton. By June they were engaged and now, a little more than one year later, they team-teach Zumba fitness programs in Hamilton and Cazenovia. Their passion: to promote the Zumba lifestyle to as many people — and couples — as they can. “We’re trying to break this paradigm that it’s dancing just for women,” Scholefield said. “It’s a fantastic workout, very physically demanding. When I started it was nothing like I thought it would be.”
Albert’s building back in use after two years of renovation
For the past two years people in Cazenovia have wondered what would happen to the Albert’s Restaurant space after the community fixture — in business for 65 years — closed in 2011. For much of 2012 the building was covered in tarps and plastic as exterior renovation work was underway, making the suspense even stronger. On Feb. 25, that suspense ended when the new Allure Fitness and Dance studio opened its doors to begin sign-ups for classes in Zumba, yoga, dance and about a dozen other offerings. On March 4, owner Patty Burritt and Allure manager Allison Burritt — who is also Patty’s daughter and one of the dance teachers at the studio — celebrated the new business’s soft opening.
The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation owns and maintains several properties in Cazenovia to protect their use for open space and public recreation, including Fairchild Hill, a 21-acre property just off the south end of Cazenovia Lake. CPF maintains a parking area, courtesy of the Trush family, behind the brown building at the end of the lake. From this parking area, you can explore Fairchild Hill’s rich and varied history.
Riley Dutcher may only be in kindergarten, but she is already learning some valuable lessons. Earlier this month, Riley raised more than $1,000 by herself as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart event at Edward Andrews Elementary School in Morrisville.
The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation owns and maintains approximately 12 miles of trails for year-round community use in the town and village of Cazenovia. In 2012, more than 5,300 visits were recorded at sign-in sheets at kiosks on three of CPF’s most popular trails.
When Caryn Daher’s son, Jon, was little, he was into everything — even more than the average toddler. “He was… constantly bumping and crashing into things and people and seeking-jumping type activities,” said Daher, a Cicero resident. “He had difficulty in regulating and responding to movement activities appropriately. It went far beyond a ‘busy’ toddler.” In addition, Jon struggled with a variety of sounds, often withdrawing or avoiding certain situations because of the noise level. He had higher-than-average sensitivities to food, temperature and touch. In addition, his speech was delayed. It was that delay that led to help for his other issues. Through his speech therapist, Jon was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.
A 250-gallon fuel oil tank broke open and spilled its contents at a residence just off the northeast corner of Tuscarora Lake in mid-January, causing a spill response from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The ending couldn’t have played out any more perfectly than it did Saturday night, Jan. 19, when Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey took SUNY Potsdam into overtime and posted a dramatic 5-4 State University of New York Athletic Conference victory. But what meant more than just the win on the ice was the game that was being played to raise awareness for autism, and ultimately gathered nearly $4,000 through ticket sales, raffles and other events.
The village of Cazenovia recently received $30,000 in federal funding that will be used to enhance the safety of district students as they walk or ride bicycles to school. The Safe Routes to School Program grant, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, will pay for new speed monitoring signs to be posted at four locations in the village and one new speed monitoring trailer that can be moved around the village, said Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes. The trailer also will be used to conduct traffic studies.
Student drew pictures, donated funds to Wanderers’ Rest
Last year, a fourth grader at Burton Street Elementary School spent her extracurricular time raising money in hopes of donating to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Canastota.