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Caz Lake ice fishing clinic cancelled

The free ice fishing clinic scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 6, on Cazenovia Lake has been canceled due to poor ice conditions.

Free DEC ice fishing clinic coming to Caz

A series of free ice fishing clinics are scheduled across New York State to educate people about the sport and how to safely enjoy time on the ice, including one on Cazenovia Lake on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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Village receives nearly $100K for park improvement projects

In less than one week, the village of Cazenovia has received two grant awards totaling nearly $100,000 to be used for projects to enhance two village parks. The grants, one from the Central New York Community Foundation and one from the Regional Economic Development Council, will be used to develop a new park and trail system along Chittenango Creek on Riverside Drive and to construct a hand launch for kayaks and canoes in Lakeland Park.

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Stone Quarry Hill Art Park artist-in-residence to create landscape-scale snow drawing

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has announced that in January its artist-in-residence, Sonja Hinrichsen, will work with volunteers to create a landscape-scale “drawing” using only snowshoe footprints, and transform the vast, winter landscape of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park into a work of art.

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College students seek community input for potential Creekside Park design

The senior landscape architecture studio at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry ran a short design charette project this month focusing on the proposed playground for the linear Creekside Park to be developed along Riverside Drive. As a result of this brainstorming and design process, the class has published a website to encourage community input and discussion of the site.

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Limestone Creek Hunt Parade of Hounds returns Sept. 13

The clatter of hooves on a village street, the toot of a horn, and the traditional dress of the riders all evoke a bygone era, but this is present day Cazenovia and the sights and sounds are coming from the Limestone Creek Hunt. The informal season of the Limestone Creek Hunt has been underway for over a month. Formal “hunt” season begins with the traditional parade of hounds in Cazenovia, which will take place this year starting at 9 a.m. on the town green on Emory Avenue and go up to Lorenzo State Historic Site.

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Algae blooms close Cazenovia Lake beaches again

The Madison County Department of Health has confirmed the presence of potentially harmful blue-green algae blooms within the bathing beach areas of both Lakeland Park and Willow Bank Yacht Club, and the beaches have been closed for wading, swimming and any water contact activities until further notice.

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Mad Cow 5K race coming this weekend

You ran the mountain with the goat, the lake in red, white and blue — now run in the country with the cows! The annual Mad Cow 5K Race will be held this Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Nelson town office building, located at 4085 Nelson Road. Sign-up will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

West Nile Virus found in mosquito pool in town of Sullivan

The Madison County Health Department announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) was found in a mosquito pool collected in the Town of Sullivan in Madison County on Moore Road. This mosquito pool was collected on July 22 and is the first positive WNV mosquito pool found in Madison County this year. Previously this season, two mosquito pools at the same site tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

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GoCaz.com trail markers now up in Cazenovia

GoCaz.com, a website launched a little over a year ago by the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) to provide a compilation of outdoor activities available in the Cazenovia community, recently completed the installation of trail markers in order to further appeal to local outdoor enthusiasts.

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Yacht club hosts Sunfish regatta

Willow Bank Yacht Club showcased its largest fleet of Sunfish sailboats on Friday afternoon, July 10, when 30 sail boats were launched and sailed displaying their colors at the south end of Cazenovia Lake.

Lakeland Park beach closed again by health department

Blue-green algae blooms have returned in some places in Cazenovia Lake, and Madison County Health Department officials have recommended that swimming at Lakeland Park Beach should be restricted until the BGA blooms observed have dissipated or otherwise cleared from swim area. Swimming at Willow Bank Yacht Club may continue, and all swimmers / boaters advised to simply rinse off promptly with clean water after leaving the lake, the department stated.

Cazenovia town office now selling fishing licenses, offering free mosquito repellant

Cazenovia Town Clerk Connie Sunderman would like to remind Cazenovia residents and visitors that the town has resumed selling hunting and fishing licenses on July 1 after an 18-month hiatus. Licenses may be purchased at the town office at 7 Albany St. during regular business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. A driver’s license is required.

Cazenovia Lake beaches reopened for swimming

Cazenovia Lake has reopened for swimming and other water-related activities, the Madison County Department of Health has announced.

Cazenovia Lake closed to swimming due to algae blooms

Due to the presence of blue-green algae (BGA) blooms within the bathing beach areas of both Lakeland Park and Willow Bank Yacht Club, the Cazenovia Lake beaches have been closed for swimming until further notice, according to an announcement from the Madison County Department of Health.

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