On Saturday, May 18, Linda and Brian Osborne will host a fundraiser to benefit the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation at the beautiful Jephson “Hillcrest” Estate. A Champagne Preview for patrons starts at 5 p.m., with the main event including hors d'oeuvres, wine and Empire Brewing Co. beer beginning at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy self-guided tours of the historic main house.
State Department of Environmental Conservation Now Accepting Bids for Firewood in Chenango and Madison Counties
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting bids from homeowners to cut firewood on state forests in Chenango and Madison counties. Due to the increased demand for firewood, sales will only be offered through a sealed bid auction and not by lottery. Unlike past years, there is no need to sign up in advance to participate in the bid process.
The Chenango Bird Club presents “Bird Quiz (Just For Fun)” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 State Highway 80, Sherburne. Van Mason will show bird photos he and his wife, Linda, have taken during their various travels. The program will be presented in a quiz format and participants will get the chance to learn about bird identification while guessing bird identities.
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.
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.
The Cazenovia Town Board has taken another step toward protecting the health and integrity of Cazenovia Lake by agreeing last week to undertake a comprehensive lake watershed stormwater remediation project throughout the town in partnership with the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Limestone Hunt Club, Lorenzo Driving Competition declare ‘great concern’
One of the Rippleton Road neighbors to the proposed Empire Farmstead Brewery project has issued an ultimatum to village officials that if they do not address and mitigate his concerns about the brewery project, he will not only instigate legal measures, but also will close all public access to the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation trails on his property. Officials of the Lorenzo Driving Competition and the Limestone Creek Hunt Club – which both have utilized those trials for their events for nearly 50 years – have emailed Cazenovia Mayor Kurt Wheeler expressing “great concern” over the impact to their organizations and annual events.
Board of directors holds annual meeting, discusses plans for 2013
The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia had a banner year in membership, visitation and exhibits in 2012 and expects to continue the momentum into 2013, according to the SQHAP board of directors, which held its annual meeting on Feb. 26. Members of the board, as well as the park director, gave individual presentations on the state of the park in 2012 and the plans for 2013, and the board also released its 2012 annual report.
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.
Protecting and restoring Cazenovia Lake for the benefit of all requires a long-term commitment and the application of many tools. Chemical treatment will continue to be one component of an integrated approach to lake management. However, the Cazenovia Town Board has decided to delay the fourth round of chemical treatment of Cazenovia Lake.
Social event to feature diamond pendant raffle kickoff
The annual Lorenzo Driving Competition will host a special social event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the historic 5 Ledyard to help support the 37th annual LDC held the third weekend in July on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.
Weekend of events runs Thursday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 10
The final schedule of events has been issued for this weekend's Cazenovia Winter Festival
Open Door Baptist Church, Route 13 and Delphi Road, New Woodstock, is once again hosting its annual banquet starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with seminars and displays.
The ice rink at Burton Street Fields has not yet opened this winter due to snow. The Department of Public Works will be able to flood the rink only if the temperature is below freezing and snow removal is not a pressing issue.
This year’s race will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. The race will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the Cazenovia Middle School at 31 Emory Ave.