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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.

Schedule announced for New Woodstock Old Home Days

New Woodstock’s annual Old Home Days celebration is scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. until dark on Saturday, July 25, in the hamlet of New Woodstock.

Birds along the Chenango Canal

The Chenango Bird Club’s third walk in its summer evening bird watching series will be a stroll along the Chenango Canal north of Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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DEC re-stocks Cazenovia Lake with walleye for the first time since 1978

State Department of Environmental Conservation staff stocked Cazenovia Lake with 23,280 walleye fingerlings for the first time since the late 1970s this week, part of a five-year fish stocking program aimed at restoring a quality walleye fishery to the lake.

What is the value of an art park?

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This question of value is at the forefront of our thoughts as we gear up for an exciting season of events at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. For many non-profits and arts and cultural organizations, value is intangible and unique. Perhaps you value the outdoors and enjoy having a place to hike. Perhaps you value coming to the gallery, enjoying the sculptures or challenging your imagination. In order to be of value to a wide range of people, the Art Park must offer a variety of experiences and opportunities. This year, we’re doing just that.

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Canastota author, angler writes book on fishing Oneida Lake

Spider Rybaak has been fishing the waters of Central New York for half a century, and fishing heavily in Oneida Lake for the past 15 years; he is an angler, a teacher and a writer; and he has recently parlayed his trio of skills into his latest book, “Fishing Oneida Lake.”

Annual Spring Migration Nature Art and Craft Festival coming to GSC this weekend

The annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota happens this Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

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