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The New York State Fair is in the middle of its annual two-week run, and so far, among the myriad state residents who have won ribbons in competitions in everything from arts and crafts to agriculture to animal husbandry to cooking to talent competitions, a number of Cazenovians have claimed prizes.
Brings home $1,000 for his designated charity, CRIS
After more than 17,000 votes were cast online by the public during the month of August to choose the Today’s Options Competition Grand Champion and send that champion home with a $10,000 prize for the charity of their choice, finalist and Cazenovia resident Hume Laidman placed second.
Local triathlete Heather Ketcham spent last weekend in the Austrian alpine town of Zell Am See — she was not sightseeing on an end-of-summer vacation, but rather competing against approximately 2,700 athletes from more than 70 countries in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
The two professionals at Cazenovia’s two golf clubs beat out some of the region’s best golfers last week to earn a spot in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship next June. Both Mark Tucker, of Cazenovia County Club, and Dennis Colligan, of Cazenovia Golf Club, earned entry into next year’s PGA event being hosted at Turning Stone.
Judge upholds eight of 10 town conditions for winery to construct new events building
The Cazenovia Town Planning Board has the legal right to impose nearly all of the conditions it included in its site plan approval for Owera Vineyards’ proposed new event center on its East Lake Road property and, if the owners of Owera find these conditions too onerous, their best recourse may be to relocate their operations to a town parcel more appropriately zoned for the commercial activity in which the winery seeks to engage. This was the opinion of Acting State Supreme Court Justice Dennis K. McDermott in his Aug. 26 decision on Owera’s Article 78 lawsuit against the town of Cazenovia.
The next mission of Honor Flight Syracuse to bring veterans of World War II and the Korean War to visit the memorials in their honor in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Oct. 3 — and officials with the Flags of Our Heroes program are currently seeking photographs of deceased veterans of these two wars to bring with them to Washington and be honored through the Flags of Our Heroes program.
Many people know he was here, but few know the details of the village’s first presidential visit
It seems most everyone in Cazenovia knows that at one point in the village’s history President Grover Cleveland came here for a brief visit in 1887. Some people even know that President and Mrs. Cleveland held a reception at Lorenzo and spent the night there. Other than those few details, the visit of a sitting U.S. president to the small Cazenovia community appears to be relatively unknown but, at the time, it was one of the biggest events to ever happen to this small village.
The area around the Cazenovia College quad was a busy place last Friday, as approximately 300 new students, along with their parents and family members, descended on Cazenovia for the annual freshman move-in day and welcome ceremonies.
After 23 years in New Woodstock, Kyle Doan has recently relocated his chiropractic office into the White Lilacs building in downtown Cazenovia and has added a second chiropractor to his practice.
The Nelson Town Board last week discussed four significant issues facing the town in terms of governmental administration and resident safety, and while the board dropped consideration of changing some town offices from elected to appointed, it did move forward on contracting for town ambulance services, improving the safety of a dangerous intersection and creating a process to condemn dangerous buildings.