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Highland Forest to host Dollar Day Carnival


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Maple Weekend comes to Cazenovia Local farm hosts maple-themed celebrations By Zach Lewis

Laker girls compete in state Final Four Finishing up a successful season, the varsity basketball team fell to Irvington. ...See page 10


Local author donates books to Caz library

Not only is Spring a time for warmer weather and more sunshine, it’s also a time to indulge in central New York’s maple syrup. As part of Maple Weekend, a statewide, two-weekend initiative that brings awareness to the maple industry, Cazenovia’s Critz Farms is having its annual maple syrup celebration. And, as part of it, they are offering activities involving maple syrup. Many people fared the 20 to 30 degree weather on the opening weekend of the celebration, March 19 and 20, to participate in the many activities, like a tractor and wagon rides through the sugar bush. Once on the wagon, visitors are taken in the woods behind the farm where they see a seemingly endless See Syrup, page 13


Matthew Critz stokes the evaporating machine’s fire in the sugarhouse on March 19. Critz Farm will open their doors to all who are interested in learning about maple syrup production, for the next two weekends.

Town buys new equipment, sells old, stays within budget By Pierce Smith

Dr. Milton C. Sernett has given copies of his most recent works to the library ...See page 5

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This 2004 Unimog was recently acquired by the Town of Cazenovia for $3,500. Unimogs were originally developed by Mercedes-Benz for use by the military.

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At the Cazenovia Town Board meeting on March 14, announcements were made detailing recent equipment sales and acquisitions. A 2004 Mack truck, formerly used for snowplowing, will be sold to the Town of Union for $100,000. A 2001 International truck was sold to the Town of Niskayuna for $20,000. Two pickup trucks and a Unimog have been purchased. Town Councilor Pat Race described a 15-year plan that would create a $120,000 budget surplus. Cazenovia will offer to sell older maintenance vehicles to surrounding municipalities, which will keep all of the town’s equipment under warranty and subsequently cut down on repair expenses. “By stretching our payments out through municipal leasing, we’ll have everything up to date; no main-line plows over seven years old, no motors, no pickups or oneton trucks out of warranty. At the end, when we’ve been able to stay within the budget we should have a surplus of $119,000,” Race said. “That’s actually a conservative See Town Trucks, page 9

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Datebook Coming up March 24

7 p.m.: Friends of Lorenzo annual meeting

Editor: Pierce Smith 434-8889 x. 338 (deadline: noon Friday)

Will be in the Lincklaen House “Stone’s Throw� on Albany Street. Free and open to the public. As space is limited, call Lorenzo at 655-3200 to reserve a spot.

March 25

Cazenovia Jewelry’s annual Egg-stravaganza begins

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14K yellow gold hoop earrings, as well as a yellow gold and diamond ring have been hidden inside colorful. Eggs are available for purchase at the stores Albany Street location for $4 each, or three for $10.

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9:30 a.m.: Cazenovia Tree Commission second annual educational seminar To be held in the community room of the Cazenovia Public Library. Donald J. Leopold will present. For more information contact Ted Bartlett at tbartlett@crawfordstearns. com or 655-2092.

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2 to 5 p.m.: Highland Forest Dollar Day Carnival

In the Skyline Lodge. Carnival will feature face painting, a magic show, a Wii dance-off, music from a DJ, bouncy castles, a bake sale, basket raffle and prizes. Proceeds to benefit the Purcell family.


Tai Chi classes

For Cazenovia residents 55 and older. Classes are free and run every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the meeting house at the Presbyterian Church, Sullivan Street entrance. Sponsored by CASA. Beginners are welcome.

VA Benefits counseling

At the Cazenovia Chamber office. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month. Contact the Chamber at 655-9243.

CAP hosts weekly breastfeeding clinic

Drop-ins welcome; new mothers strongly encouraged scheduling an appointment through WIC at 363-3210.

Free GED program and adult literacy tutoring

Free GED program and adult literacy tutoring at Cazenovia Public Library. Learn to Read, Learn to Speak English, Earn Your GED. Call Caz Read Ahead at 391-3557.

CazCares Story Room

CazCares Story Room, an early literacy program sponsored by Cazenovia Call CazCares at 655-3174, or Caz Read Ahead at 3913557.

Cazenovia Writers’ Group

The Cazenovia Writers’ Group meets biweekly at the Cazenovia Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday to share and discuss their work. New members welcome. Contact Cathy at 527-1627 or David at 662-7576.

Early childhood care and education

Community Action Partnership will host Breastfeeding Connections, every Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6 Cambridge Avenue.

Cazenovia Children’s House accepts applications throughout the year. Call 655-5437 to arrange a visit

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Free BoneBuilders workshops BoneBuilders is a free osteoporosis prevention exercise group that meets in Cazenovia on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Adults 60 years and older are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 684-3001.

Open Jam

Rolling Hills of Bluegrass Americana and Kellish Hill Farm host an open jam every Sunday at 1 p.m. A pot-luck dinner is served around 5 p.m. Suggested donation is $2 to cover expenses and a dish to pass for the dinner. 3192 Pompey Center Road (1/2 mile north of Rte. 20), call Kathy or Rick at 682-1578 or check out

Bereavement group

The Bereavement Group will meet in the Cazenovia Public Library community room on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. Following will be a lunch gathering at noon. Parking behind the library.

Cazenovia Library presents story time

Story time in the Story Garden at the Cazenovia Public Library is held every weekday morning at 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Preschool Story Time is held. 6559322.

New Woodstock Library presents story hour

Story hour meets from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the New Woodstock Free Library. Story hour includes stories, snacks and crafts or activities. Call 662-3134 for details.

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Town snow budget update By Pierce Smith


A view of Albany Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Telephone Park, as the six-foot snow-banks slowly dissipate. Spring began with the passing of the vernal equinox on March 20. The townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget started January 1, which allowed a large amount of funds for snow removal. But plowing becomes difficult to sustain once November and December come back around. The Highway Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest cost-driver for snow removal is fuel.

The department started 2011 with a snow-removal budget of $35,000. After the last two months of heavy snowfall, the budget has just $5,000 left to use for snow plow fuel until 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our fuel budget is very tight at this point,â&#x20AC;? Hunt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Couple that with the

increase in diesel fuel prices of the past few weeks, the budget is stressed.â&#x20AC;? Luckily the upcoming forecasts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to hold any flurries of snow storms, so the Cazenovia Town Highway Department hopes to successfully hold the line.

Cazenovia library to host Spirit House presentation All are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 31, for a presentation by the group looking to restore Spirit House in Georgetown. Members of the Spirit House Society are looking to raise funds to purchase Spirit House in Georgetown and turn it into a spiritual healing and retreat center. Those who are interested in being a part of the effort or donating to it, should contact Madis Senner at 463-5369 or Spirit House is a nationally registered historic site with ornate design that has been described as looking like a wedding cake. Its outside scalloped walls give it a wavy appearance, and its three-tiered cornice with downward pointing keys looks like icicles. Spirit House was built in 1868 by Timothy Brown to serve as a gathering place for Spiritualists. Brown testified that he was guided by Spirits in its construction. From the closets built to be the exclusive domain of Spirits to the windowless room where Spirits were called, every aspect of the home was designed to facilitate communication with Spirits. According to the Georgetown Historical Society, there were more Spiritualist conversions from 1870 to 1880 in New York than in any other state, and Spirit House was its center. Unfortunately, some time before Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1885, townspeople closed down

Spirit House when they discovered what they thought was a mediumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheat sheetâ&#x20AC;? listing information from the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graves. Spirit House has not been lived in or maintained for over two decades. Because of rain damage, the house had to be gutted. It was listed for sale in 2009. The Spirit House Society hopes to prevent further decay and, if possible, restore this historic site. For more details, visit Remember that free transportation through CRIS-CAT is provided for Cazenovia, Fenner, and Nelson residents over 55 and ambulatory. Just call 655-0612 between 7 a.m.

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The exterior of Spirit House in Georgetown. Constructed in 1868 by Timothy Brown, the building has been said to host to many ethereal communications. and 6 p.m. three to five days in advance. All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free

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The Cazenovia Rowing Club has officially announced their spring rowing programs for varsity and novice scholastic rowers in grades 7 through 12, from all local school districts. An informational session for parents and rowers is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday March 23 at the Cazenovia Public Library. Coaches will be present to answer questions. The varsity program, to be coached by Olivia R. Bosies, is scheduled to run from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, May 29, with practices set for 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Participation at sprint races in Pittsford and Saratoga Springs is included in the program fee. The novice program will begin on Monday March

28, and is scheduled to meet twice per week, with the days to be determined. Program fees and full schedules for both varsity and novice programs will be available at the March 23 parent meeting. Bosies, captain of the Cazenovia College rowing team brings eight years of rowing experience to the program. Scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in studio art, she has competed in over 100 races, including the Head of the Charles, Scholastic Nationals and the Dad Vail Regatta. Bosies has coached both rowers and coxswains, sweep rowers and scullers and has designed programs for both on the water training and indoor fitness and technical practices. For further information, log on to the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website

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Although snowstorms have been known to strike Cazenovia without warning, weather conditions of the past week have caused many to believe Spring has taken hold. With the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowfall totaling upwards of 175 inches, Cazenoviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Town Highway Department had to increase snow-removal efforts accordingly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We plow 82 centerline miles every time we go out, and in an ordinary winter we plow 120 times, for a total of 13,920 miles,â&#x20AC;? Town Highway Superintendent, Tim Hunt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This winter we plowed 40 more times than normal. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18,560 miles this past season.â&#x20AC;?

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Opinion Editorial

Fuel saving tips for Spring

As the warmer weather arrives, many will have the urge to visit local parks, plan trips and get away for long weekends. However, with the price of gasoline rising, it would be wise for vehicle owners to consider the following tips to maximize the efficiency of vehicles before hitting the road. Drive sensibly Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by five percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. Observe the speed limit While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each five mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas. Remove excess weight Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your miles per gallon by up to two percent. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones. Avoid excessive idling Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines. Use cruise control Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas. Use overdrive gears When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear. These tips were taken from

Office hours, Letters policy The editor will be available during the hours of 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Cazenovia Republican office, located on the second floor of Common Grounds Coffeehouse, at 35 Albany St. All advertising queries should be directed to Jeanette Michael, advertising executive. The Republican reserves the right to edit for space, clarification or to avoid obscenity, but ideas will not be altered. Letters should be legible and no more than 500 words long. Letters used do not necessarily reflect the newspaper’s opinions. Anonymous letters receive no consideration. Send letters to: Cazenovia Republican, 2501 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, N.Y. 13206. Or e-mail to

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Letters It is time for redistricting reform

To the editor: The time has come for New Yorkers to take back their vote. The League of Women Voters of Cazenovia believes this can come about only if legislators support an independent, nonpartisan commission for redrawing Assembly and Senate districts in response to the 2010 census. Approximately 77 percent of New York State Senators were elected or reelected in 2010 after having signed the New York Uprising pledge to support an independent redistricting commission. Unfortunately, there are early indications that for some this pledge is not worth the paper on which it is written. If New York is to have a state legislature that is responsive to the interests of constituents, rather than keeping itself in office, citizens must demand this change from their legislators. Why does nonpartisan redistricting matter? Every 10 years the state legislature is asked to redraw its legislative districts in response to the new census numbers. Traditionally legislators have drawn the lines to maintain their own partisan majorities and protect incumbents. As a result, New York’s elections are notoriously uncompetitive. Without strong competition in our electoral system, meaningful discussion of public policy has taken a back seat to partisan rhetoric, and unrealistic budgets have brought this state’s finances to the precipice. Failure to shift the responsibility for drawing lines to an independent commission will enable our legislature to remain an “incumbent protection program” rather than the representative institution it was designed to be. In the 2010 election, New York State had one of the lowest rates of voter participation in the nation. This is no surprise. Why should people vote if they face no real choice in candidates? Voters of this state deserve better. We ask the state’s citizens to contact their state legislators and to insist that they support an independent redistricting commission. WENDY TAYLOR PRESIDENT CAZENOVIA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

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Pierce Smith, Editor Jeanette Michael, Sales Representative Daniel J. Riordan, Sales Representative The Republican is a unit of Eagle Newspapers, 434-8889 David B. Tyler Jr., Publisher, Ext. 302 Colleen Farley, Associate Publisher, Ext. 315 John McIntyre, Publisher, Spotlight Newspapers Gary Catt, Executive Editor, Ext. 330 Jennifer Wing, Managing Editor, Ext. 340 Lisa Congdon, Business Manager, Ext. 303 Office of Publication: 35 Albany St., second floor, Cazenovia, NY 13035 Periodical Postage paid at Cazenovia, New York, 13035 The Cazenovia Republican serves the residents of the towns of Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner The Cazenovia Republican (usps 095-260) is published weekly by Eagle Newspapers, 2501 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, N.Y. 13206. Mail subscription rates: $30/$44 per year to addresses in New York state (depending on county); $48 per year to addresses outside New York state. Senior rates available. Newsstand, $0.75 per issue. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to Cazenovia Republican, 2501 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13206. Eagle Newspapers is owned by Community Media Group LLC, David B. Tyler, Jr., President; Daniel E. Alexander, Vice President; John A. McIntyre Jr., Secretary/Treasurer.

Many questions need answers at school board meeting

To the editor: The next school board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday April 25. This is the last meeting to be conducted prior to the budget vote. In order for voters to make an informed decision, the board should come prepared to provide clarification on the following topics at the meeting. The Triborough Law provides for teacher and staff raises at the previously negotiated contract rate pending a new contract. What is the monetary effect of this law on the proposed budget? New York State assesses each school district annually to fund shortfalls in the pension plan administered by the Teachers Retirement System. What is the amount of the assessment to be projected for this fiscal year and where does this figure show up in the proposed budget? What are the consequences if the budget is not passed? Is there a “default” budget that is put into place? A very smart person recently told me that what the board is really asking for, by way of a budget vote, is a vote of confidence by the taxpayers that they are acting in our best interest. It is very hard to provide that vote of confidence if we don’t have the facts to support a yes vote. Taxpayers need and deserve a clear understanding of the underlying issues forcing a potential tax increase and reduced student programming. If we are capable enough to pay our taxes, we are capable enough to understand the issues and make an intelligent and informed decision. We need the board to provide that information to us. We need to understand and gain confidence that all stakeholders are working in unison to provide the best possible education for our children. Please consider supporting CazContract by signing our petition at You can sign up on the opening page and then view your name, along with the names of all other signatories, by clicking below the “View Signatures” banner found at the lower left of the opening page. JERRY ROMAGNOLI CAZENOVIA

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

To the editor: I am writing to invite the community to join Madison Cortland ARC in observance of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and to recognize the many achievements made by people with developmental disabilities. Every day, Madison Cortland ARC provides services to over 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in Madison and Cortland counties. People are receiving much-needed services at Madison Cortland ARC such as Day Habilitation, vocational training, community habilitation, residential programs and more. They are making their own choices. Many of us can still remember a dark period in our history when these were not options for people with disabilities. We have come a long way from a short half-century ago when putting your loved one who had a disability in an institution was standard practice. However; as much progress has been made and doors to opportunity have been opened in the field of disabilities, there is still much work to be done. Once again, cuts to programs and services that people need are being proposed as we move toward uncertain economic times here in New York. The situation looks serious. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a perfect time to recognize the contributions that people with disabilities are making in their own communities. It is also a perfect time to help make a difference. Ways you can help include calling your elected officials and asking them to support legislation that benefits people with disabilities and by joining Madison Cortland ARC’s membership. The more members we have, the louder our voices are in Albany and Washington, DC. Please mail your tax deductible membership to: Madison Cortland ARC, 701 Lenox Ave., Oneida, NY 13421. Remember, together we can make a difference. We can continue to build futures. RAYMOND A. LEWANDOWSKI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MADISON CORTLAND ARC

Random Thoughts: The songs can go on By Phil Blackwell Jon Bon Jovi committed the most egregious sin imaginable. It wasn’t the mere fact that he exists (as some will snark), or that his music, praised and panned in equal volume, proved rather successful in the not-so-distant past. Worse, far worse, JBJ had the nerve, the sheer gall, to take a shot at Apple’s Steve Jobs, the Man Who Can Do No Wrong. In a recent interview with the Times Magazine, Bon Jovi lamented the total shift to iTunes and digital downloads and said “Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.” Of course Jon has received endless grief for this statement, slammed as another out-of-touch old man who

just doesn’t get it. And those are the kind words. Yet read the whole quote, and JBJ does make a valid point about how young people, in this generation, are missing out on the whole experience of going to a record store since all they need to do is click and download what they want. True, music is more portable, and we have more choices, and we can pick out just the songs we want and discard the filler. But is that truly better? Or is it just isolating us, and our tastes, from others whose tastes might be different? All these are valid questions. Where JBJ was off was in his target of who, or what, brought the music industry down. Mainly, in my view, record companies and/or their business partners have consistently misread, or even See Random Thoughts, page 16


Community News Sernett donates latest work to Caz library By Pierce Smith

Bring your family for a fun filled Dollar Day Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 26, in the Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest. There will be many of games and lots attractions for kids of all ages. The event is being organized by the friends of Tim Purcell and his family, to raise money to help Tim as he fights cancer. Come enjoy bouncy castles, face painting, and a magic show. There will also be a Wii PIERCE SMITH

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his books from the oft-overlooked memorials that populate local roads. “I’ve always been interested in the historical markers around this area. The ones that I may drive by and not necessarily notice immediately, those interest me,” he said. Sernett has been a member of SyraSee Sernett, page 11

dance-off, music from a DJ, a bake sale, basket raffle, prizes and much more. Join your friends and neighbors at Highland Forest and have a great time at the Carnival. Donations will be accepted at the door and all games will be just $1. Proceeds will go to the Purcell Family to offset medical costs. Anyone who cannot attend but wishes to make a financial donation can do so by sending a check, payable to Treva Purcell to: PO Box 82, Cazenovia N.Y. 13035.

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Local author and historian Dr. Milton C. Sernett recently donated copies of his latest book “Say Cheese!” to the Cazenovia Public Library. Sernett, an accomplished Syracuse University professor, retired to his home in the hills of Cazenovia six years ago. In that time, he has written four books describing the rich history of the surrounding areas and given copies to the library. “It’s impressive the way Milton takes on a subject, researches it, and follows through by writing a book,” Library Director Betsy Kennedy said. “He is so enthusiastic about history, especially local history and it’s nice to be able to share that with the community.” The works of Sernett that are currently available at the library, which cover a multitude of topics, include “Come to Peterboro!,” “Cradle of the Breed,” “The Horse and Tractor Wars,” as well as the latest “Say Cheese!” “Say Cheese! The Story of the Era when New York State Cheese was King” was recently published and released in February. In his newest

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Moore makes dean’s list at Lafayette College Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College recently released their Fall 2010 semester dean’s list. Mackenzie Moore, of Cazenovia, is a senior at Lafayette and was one of the 761 students recognized. To be included on the college’s dean’s list, students must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

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The week of March 14 gave Burton Street Elementary’s first-grade and multi-age students a unique way to learn about stars, seasons, fossils and rocks. A series of educational trips to Colgate University’s Ho Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarium was coordinated by first-grade teacher JOSEPH EAKIN Beth Ann Kempf and Joe Eakin, Se- A group of Cazenovia’s first-grade students pose for a picture after exploring the night sky at Colgate nior Designer and Technician at the University’s Ho Tung Visualization Labratory. science center. The field trips were truly amazing learned about rocks, fossils and petri- right off the porch. Those who are interested to hear as students sat back in special chairs, fied bones. The children were asked to allowing them to gaze up at the ceil- pair up and participate in a scavenger the ending of Eakin’s story can visit the ing of the planetarium. The simulated hunt, locating the items that had been museum at Colgate University’s Ho sky was filled with stars, planets and discussed. This was a high-energy Science Building in Hamilton. Free constellations, allowing students to activity with the students working in full-dome productions are offered at experience the universe up close. All cooperative learning groups all over 6 p.m. every Friday in the Visualization Lab. who attended viewed the rings of the Ho Science Bulding. One of the highlights of the trips For more information on the Ho Saturn and were able to see what the astronauts saw as they touched down was seeing one of the rare whole di- Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarion the moon. There were tangible nosaur eggs in existence. Eakin told um and a complete list of show times, sounds of wonderment as the sky and a story about two Colgate students visit stars were magnified so the students stealing the dinosaur egg as a prank or call 228-6125. and teachers could see the most exact- back in 1957. This story included the Courtney Webb and Catharine egg being found on the porch of a local ing details. Taylor are educators at Cazenovia After lunch in the stunning atrium minister’s parish house. The minister, Central School District’s Burton Street of the science building, students were not knowing what the “weird stone” Elementary. treated to a tour of the museum and was, kicked the priceless dinosaur egg

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Castleton names Pulkinen to dean’s list Castleton State College of Vermont has announced the dean’s list for their Fall 2010 semester. Dana K. Pulkinen, of Cazenovia, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science has been named to the dean’s list. Dana is the daughter of Darlene and Bruce Pulkinen.

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The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the 2011 Visual Communications Senior Exhibition, titled, “FINAL PROOF: Designed, Sealed & Delivered.” The show runs from Friday April 1 through Monday April 18, with an artist’s reception scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday April 14. “More than 20 students will exhibit work they feel represents themselves as visual communicators,” Laurie Selleck, associate professor of visual communications said, “The show will

be an excellent sampling of what the Visual Communications Program at Cazenovia College has to offer in the way of educating students for their future careers in graphic design, web/ interactive design, advertising design, and illustration/animation.” Katelyne M. Frink, of Cazenovia, is a graduate of Cazenovia High School and Cazenovia College senior participating in the exhibition. “Tie, unite, associate, relate - all of these words mean the same thing: connection. That is the number one goal of mine, along with providing a powerful message,” she said. “I want to move the viewer to evoke the desired response. To succeed would mean I made the connection.” Antonio J. Bennett, of Stamford, Conn., is another senior whose work


A sample of Antonio J. Bennett’s work. will be featured in the exhibition. “I’ve never been one to tie myself down by attaching myself to one title. With interests in fashion, music, design and more, I consider myself a connoisseur of all things modern. Having a passion for such a variety of interests allows See Theses, page 9





MacKinnon Liquors finds new home

Cazenovia Chat Madis Senner will be talking about Spirit House in Georgetown at 7 p.m. on March 31, in the Cazenovia Public Library.

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By Pierce Smith MacKinnon Liquors is no longer located in their familiar corner of the Town and Country Plaza. On Monday March 14, owner Tracy MacKinnon moved the business across the parking lot into the space formerly occupied by Cherry Valley Physical Therapy. While the move saddened Mackinnon, she was optimistic about the store’s new location. “It’s a nice, bright space. We like our new digs,” she said. “We still have the same products, same good service and the same happy customers.” Located at 87 Nelson St. for the past 27 years, the store was wellpatronized by Cazenovians and residents of the surrounding areas. Property manager David Muraco neglected to renew MacKinnon’s lease, which ran out in October; forcing the business to find a new home. Fortunately for customers, the move is no more than a walk


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The space at 87 Nelson St., formerly known as MacKinnon Liquors will be unoccupied until further notice. The business is now located across the Town and Country Plaza. across the plaza, as the space where location, leaves a large vacancy. world as well as the Finger Lakes, the store is located now was vacant Movie Gallery and Curves’ former and a wide variety of fine liquors. and ready for new business. spaces are also uninhabited, and The store offers discounts on But what plans do Muraco and while many possibilities exist, no case deals and free delivery. MacKhis company, Empire Management strategies have been announced innon’s new location is currently Co-Central, have for the uninhab- yet. open to the public and as all the ited commercial spaces of Town MacKinnon Liquors offers an merchandise finds its proper place, and Country Plaza? Mackinnon expansive selection of spirits, with a grand re-opening event will be Liquors moving from it’s former 800 kinds of wine from around the announced.

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history in Peterboro extends In history: Week of March 23 the smoke of his neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chimney. 125 Years Ago beyond March March 25, 1886 - Scarlet fever was Did you know about the voting said to be raging in Cazenovia last week but later reports say it was only scarletina.

By Dot Willsey Many of Elizabeth Cadyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convictions developed during her summers spent in Peterboro at the home of her cousin Gerrit Smith. With recognition of the strong womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights history, including Peterboroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Elizabeth Smith Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bloomers, Peterboro heritage sites will provide a variety of programs on 19th century womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history during the summer of 2011. The Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend is more than a military demonstration. The weekend encampment demonstrates the important role of women at the campsites, in the homes, and behind the political scenes. Women reenactors wear the apparel of the mid-1800s, cook meals, care for children, nurse the injured, and maintain belongings on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. Sutlers carry period items for dress and home that the public can purchase. Terry Jordan, a sutler (period vendor) from Florida, provides a program explaining and demonstrating items of dress that a 19th century woman would wear. Maxine Getty will provide a program both days at Civil War Weekend on the U.S. Sanitary Commission, an effort by women to provide health and medical services not available from the government. The Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro will also be a site for the Oneida Public Library National Endowment for the Humanities program on Louisa May Alcott at 2:30 p.m. Sunday May 22.

Residents of Cazenovia are urged not to permit trees in front of their premises to be tapped for sugar. It will prevent a tree from making any growth for a year, and in time decay the tree.


Harriet Tubman Thanks to the New York Council for the Humanities â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speakers in the Humanitiesâ&#x20AC;? program, Dr. Milton C. Sernett presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory and Historyâ&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m. on Sunday July 17. Tubman received financial and moral support during her visits to Gerrit Smith of Peterboro. The next Sunday at 2 p.m. the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speakers in the Humanitiesâ&#x20AC;? program sponsors a program by Nancy Rubin Stuart on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maggie Fox: Victorian Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reluctant Spiritualist.â&#x20AC;? Maggie was one of the famous spiritualist Fox sisters who visited many locations in the country, including Peterboro. The legacy of Harriet Russell, whose freedom was purchased in 1841 in Kentucky by the Smiths of Peterboro, will be honored at Emancipation Day on Saturday, August 6. For more information and updates, follow and


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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at President L.W. Ledyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office last Friday evening. The following appointments were made: The old reliable lamp-lighter, L.J. Barnes will continue to keep his â&#x20AC;&#x153;lamps trimmed and burning.â&#x20AC;? Chas. M. Knowlton will have the care of the town clock. Mr. Thomas McGuire, the competent foreman of Niverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marble Works, has just completed an elegant monument, which is to be erected in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Dows. It is a huge block of Scotch granite, of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cottageâ&#x20AC;? design and pyramid in form, and with the base, which is of the same material, weighs nearly eight tons. When it is set it will be the largest in Evergreen cemetery. 100 Years Ago March 23, 1911 - A man who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a paper because he can borrow one, has invented a machine with which he can cook his dinner by

contest at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Candy Kitchen?â&#x20AC;? Every Ice Cream Soda customer is entitled to a vote to determine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who is the most popular girl in the Seminary?â&#x20AC;? Contest closes Saturday at 6 p.m. Born on March 17, to Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Freeborn, a son; Howard Gage Freeborn.

50 Years Ago March 23, 1961 - Fred Harris reports that about 50 green garments were cleaned at no cost, last Friday â&#x20AC;Ś St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, you know. The annual Talent Show sponsored by the Student Council of Cazenovia Central School will be held in the Cazenovia Central School Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. this coming Friday evening. There will be a yeast-bread making contest held at the regular Nelson Grange meeting Friday evening, March 24. They are hopeful of a good quantity of entries. This column is compiled by Sharon Cooney from the Cazenovia Republican archives at Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia. It is written in the style of the time. Sharon Cooney is Interpretive Programs Assistant at Lorenzo.





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me to be inspired daily,” he said. “This inspiration reflects throughout my work, with design that is clean, innovative, and fresh. With a developed drive to do what I desire, mixed with the ability to research in order to reinforce my motivation, I’m ready to show my design to the masses.” Felicity R. Jones, of Hartford N.Y., is a Cazenovia College senior who has previously been recognized for her art, having won the 2011 Lend A Hand national poster contest. Of her work, Jon e s w rot e , “Bold, unique, fun, confident, and original is not only who I am as a person, but who I am as a designer. I have a deep appreciation for things of the past, which comes through in my design SUBMITTED PHOTO style. When de- A sample of Felicity R. Jones’ work that will be showsigning for cli- cased in the Cazenovia College Art Gallery senior Visual ents I do so with Communications exhibition. originality, heart and confidence, producing pieces that bring their vision to life.” The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall is located on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets, one block from Albany Street. Exhibitions and receptions at the gallery are free and open to the public. The building is handicap accessible. During the academic year the gallery is open 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit Cazenovia. edu/art-gallery for more information. Other students that will be participating are Kereem O. Adams, of Brooklyn, Davis L. Bellanca, of Salem, Melanie A. Burdeau, of Saranac Lake, Roberta L. Clarke, of Chittenango, Christine A. Corcoran, of Little Meadows, Pa., Corinne A. Cunningham, of Utica, Blake D. Edwards, of Duanesburg, Frank T. Garguilo, of Gloversville, Sean P. Greco, of Fonda, Benjamin J. Haines, of Cazenovia, Jennifer J. Lee, of Canastota, Anthony T. Leonardi, of Middletown, Anderson M. Mena, of Bronx, Rebecca Moll Villanueva, of Clay, Gustavo A. Otero, of Bogota, Colombia; Shannon N. Plunkett, of Rome, Ashley R. Rasberry, of Conesus, Valerie D. Stockton, of Cortland, Amanda J. Taranto, of Hamilton, Meghan R. VanDeventer, of Waterloo, Kimberly M. Venuti, of Camillus and Lauren M. Wentworth.

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Library features equestrian exhibit By Jean Kent As part of the “Wild about Horses” series at the Cazenovia Public Library, visitors to the Library Gallery will also enjoy the “Wild about Horses” exhibition, featuring paintings and photographs of horses created by artists who are also equestrians. This exhibition will be on display from March 12 to April 30 and will showcase works by Richard Hubbard, Alyson Markett, Toloa Perry, Judy Goldthwait, Sarah Conover and Sherry Wright. Richard Hubbard (1903-1993) studied art with Cazenovia artist Dwight Williams before beginning his formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. While at the Academy from 1920 to 1926, Hubbard studied with renowned sculptors Charles Grafly and Albert Laessle. In 1932, he exhibited bronzes at the National Academy in New York and at his alma mater in Philadelphia. He had a one-man show of drawings, paintings, and sculptures at the Montrose Gallery in New York City in 1940 and continued to show there for several years. He received first prize at the Boston Festival of Arts in 1955. Following his career in New York City, he returned to Cazenovia in 1970. Alyson Markell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1983, and her background is steeped in the tradition of the nude figure as subject matter. She spent ten years using her creative and artistic talents at Industrial Light &

Magic, a division of Lucas Digital in San Francisco, California, where she created animal and human characters for dozens of block buster hit movies. Trained as a traditional sculptor, painter, and modeler, Markell has garnered a reputation for capturing the likeness of animals and fanciful creatures on film and in fine art. In 2006, Markell returned to New York State and is now engaged in a full-time occupation of monoprinting as well as teaching art and figure drawing in her fine art studio in Cazenovia. When not in her studio, she can be found at a nearby equestrian center, training and showing her horse in the art of dressage competition. Toloa Perry has always loved to draw, she began including horses in her drawings at age eleven when she started riding. Her summer job through high school and college was teaching riding. While spending many years working as a substitute teacher at Cazenovia Central School, Perry was also actively involved in the Limestone Creek Hunt where she has been a member for over twenty years. She spent six years working as a co-manager for the Lorenzo Driving Competition. Perry’s art has been displayed in many local venues. Judy Goldthwait graduated from Cazenovia College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in commercial illustration. Ever since, she has been a respected artist in the equine field. Specializing in equine art and pet portraiture, she paints what she knows best. While some of the inspiration

for her paintings often derives from photos taken at horse shows or other events, most of her work is done by private commission. Goldthwait has illustrated posters and designed promotional material for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Nationals, the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Nationals, the New England Quarter Horse Association, the New England Equitation Championships, and the Lorenzo Driving Competition. Her paintings have been exhibited all over the country, most recently in the Master of Foxhounds Association Centennial Traveling Art Exhibition, and locally throughout the year at various Cazenovia Arts exhibitions. Goldthwait’s clients are numerous and span the United States as well as Canada, England, Holland, and France. Sarah Conover’s favorite hobbies are horses and photography. Her life on the farm has naturally created a love of horses for her with photographs of them expressing an equally natural devotion. Enjoy her photographs as part of the “Wild about Horses” exhibition. Sherry Wright, a member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society, really does know about wild horses as her travels have taken her to several parts of the world where wild horses roam. Her photographs of these wild horses will also be a unique part of this exhibition. For more information, call 6559322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary. org.

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estimate. I think this will work very well, we just have to be creative.” The 2004 Mack truck was originally purchased by Cazenovia for $166,000. Still in good condition, Union was proactive in acquiring the vehicle. Some of the public in attendance voiced concerns on the price. While the amount was more than some of the town councilors expected to net, residents wondered if further discussion would procure an additional $10,000. Using this transaction as a guideline for future sales, the town councilors expressed satisfaction with the price compromise, hoping to establish a respectable reputation for future negotiations. In addition to selling older plows, the town has acquired a few new pieces of equipment. As well as the purchase of two 2011 pickup trucks, the Town of Cazenovia Highway

Department recently obtained a Unimog from the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa. via the New York State Office of General Services, for the discounted price of $3,500. Unimogs were originally developed by Mercedes-Benz for use by the military in 1951. The four-wheel-drive vehicle was originally used to create bunkers in the battlefield, but have the possibility of attaching a variety of accessories. The town of Cazenovia hopes to utilize this vehicle for snow removal, construction projects and other heavy-duty maintenance. A shipping incident which resulted in a broken windshield has led to a possible acquisition of a second Unimog, free of charge. As the vehicles are in high demand, the NYSOGS is currently looking for a “spare” Unimog to send Cazenovia.

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Lady Lakers fall to Irvington in state Class B semis By Phil Blackwell Through much of Friday morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state Class B semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, the Cazenovia girls basketball team proved better than Irvington. But the Lakers could not overcome a frightening start that left the Section I champion Bulldogs far out in front, and Irvington held on to prevail 58-51, spoiling Cazenoviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever trip to the state final four. All the way to Troy, the Lakers had proven its toughness multiple times, from the rallies against Jordan-Elbridge and Utica-Notre Dame to win the Section III championship to its dramatic 62-58 overtime victory over Oneonta to claim the regional title on March 12. Yet Irvington provided the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest challenge. The Bulldogs were the defending state and Federation Class B champions, with all kinds of experience on the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest stage in Troy. And that experience was evident in the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening stages. Before Cazenovia could even get comfortable, Irvington had hit its first four shots and zoomed to an 8-0 lead, forcing head coach Steve Miles to use a time-out just 2:03 into the contest. The Lakers finally did get on the board, but only converted three of 14 field goals in the first quarter as, by the end of it, Cazenovia was down 20-8. By herself, Irvingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brittni Lai had eight points, matching the Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; total. Then it got worse as, early in the second period, Ashley Stec went to the bench with her third foul. Lai continued to light up the Lakers, hitting 13 points by the middle of the period as the margin grew to 21. Somehow, Cazenovia fought back and, led by Ellen Burr and Raeanne Clabeaux, started hitting shots all over the place to cut the deficit in half. Thanks to this, the Lakers were only down 36-24 at halftime, and happy to still have a chance.

With plenty of time to catch up, Cazenovia returned Stec to the court in the third quarter, trying to find some way to stop Lai, who had 15 points, and Lexi Martins, who had put up 13 points in the first two periods. Cazenoviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comeback continued into the third period, where it took full advantage of a Bulldogs dry spell and cut the margin to 36-30, forcing Irvington to a time-out. From there, it hung close the rest of the period, and was down 44-36 with one quarter left. Now the Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense had settled in, causing the Bulldogs to miss its first six shots in the fourth quarter. Yet Cazenovia was just as cold, only pulling as close as six points (44-38 on a Clabeaux jumper) as it missed 11 of its first 13 shots in that last period. Irvington restored the margin to double digits, 53-42, in the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final two minutes, thanks to two more baskets from Martins, which allowed them to withstand one more Cazenovia comeback as the clock ran out. Burr led with 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Clabeaux chimed in with 14 points. Maggie Carpenter came off the bench to put up eight points as Stec, in her limited minutes, got seven points. Lai ended up with 25 points as Martins notched 19 points before fouling out. Irvington went on Saturday to crush Rochester Aquinas 91-52 to repeat as state champions. Given that, Cazenovia may have felt better, given the opponent it lost to, or worse, given how close it came to beating those formidable Bulldogs. And so the Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most successful season concluded at 21-2. So did the high school careers of four highly accomplished seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ashley Stec, Ellen Burr, Raeanne Clabeaux and Taylor Malmsheimer. Each had played starring roles in Cazenoviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ascent to the top. Of course, Stec will continue her basketball career at Manhattan College, and her departure, along with that of Burr, Clabeaux and Malmsheimer, leaves a tall task for the likes of Colleen Dougherty and Maggie Carpenter as Cazenovia will try to defend its crowns next winter.


The Cazenovia varsity girls basketball team successfully made it to the state Class B final four this year. The Lakers ended a their most successful season ever with a record of 21-2.

Cazenoviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Athletic Department announces spring schedule By Phil Blackwell Cazenovia High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change. Boys Lacrosse March 30: at CBA, 6 p.m. April 2: at Manlius-Pebble Hill, 11 a.m. April 4: at LaFayette, 6 p.m.

April 6: Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. April 8: at Skaneateles, 6:30 p.m. April 12: Westhill, 4:30 p.m. April 14: CBA, 4:30 p.m. April 16: Marcellus, 11 a.m. April 23: Central Square, 11 a.m. April 26: LaFayette, 5 p.m. May 3: Onondaga, 4:30 p.m. May 5: at Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. May 7: at Tully, 4 p.m.

May 10: Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 12: at Westhill, 6:30 p.m. May 17: at Marcellus, 7 p.m. Girls Lacrosse April 2: at Skaneateles, 12:30 p.m. April 5: at CBA, 6:30 p.m. April 7: at Marcellus, 7 p.m. April 11: Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. April 19: Westhill, 12:30 p.m. April 21: Cortland, 11 a.m. April 26: at LaFayette, 4:30 p.m. April 28: Onondaga, 4:30 p.m. May 2: Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. May 4: Bishop Ludden, 4:30 p.m. May 7: at Tully, 5:30 p.m. May 9: CBA, 4:30 p.m. May 11: at Clinton, 4:30 p.m. May 13: Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. May 16: South Jefferson, 5 p.m. May 19: at Westhill, 4:15 p.m.





Softball April 6: Oneida, 4:30 p.m. April 8: at Westhill, 4:30 p.m. April 11: at CBA, 4:30 p.m. April 13: Solvay, 4:30 p.m. April 25: at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. April 27: Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. April 29: at Auburn, 4:30 p.m. May 2: at Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 4: Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. May 6: CBA, 4:30 p.m. May 9: at Solvay, 4:30 p.m. May 11: Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.

May 13: at Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. May 16: Westhill, 4:30 p.m. May 18: Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 20: at Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. Baseball April 8: at Westhill, 4:30 p.m. April 13: Solvay, 4:30 p.m. April 25: at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. April 27: Jordan-Elbridge, 4 p.m. May 2: at Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 4: Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. May 9: at Solvay, 4:30 p.m. May 11: Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. May 13: at Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. May 16: Westhill, 4:30 p.m. May 18: Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 20: at Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. Boys, Girls Track and Field April 13: Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. April 27: at Solvay (w/CBA), 4:30 p.m. May 4: Marcellus (w/Westhill), 4:30 p.m. May 10: at Skaneateles (w/Jordan-Elbridge), 4:30 p.m. May 16: OHSL Liberty Championships at Marcellus May 26-27: Section III Class B Meet at Marcellus June 2: State Qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse June 10-11: State Championships at Caledonia-Mumford See Schedules, page 11




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Boys Tennis April 6: at Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. April 8: Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. April 11: at CBA, 4:30 p.m. April 13: Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. April 14: Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. April 26: Westhill, 4:30 p.m. April 28: Rome Free Academy, 4:30 p.m. April 29: Skaneateles, 4:30 p.m. May 4: CBA, 4:30 p.m. May 5: at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m. May 6: at Hannibal, 4:30 p.m. May 9: at Jordan-Elbridge, 4:30 p.m. May 11: at Westhill, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf April 11: at Skaneateles, 3:30 p.m. April 13: Solvay, 3:30 p.m. April 27: Jordan-Elbridge, 3:30 p.m. April 28: at Marcellus, 3:30 p.m. May 3: at Westhill, 3:30 p.m. May 6: Skaneateles, 3:30 p.m. May 7: at Whitesboro Tournament, 10 a.m. May 10: at Solvay, 3:30 p.m. May 12: at Jordan-Elbridge, 3:30 p.m. May 16: Marcellus, 3:30 p.m. May 20: Westhill, 3:30 p.m. Girls Golf April 13: at Chittenango, 3:30 p.m. April 14: at Westhill, 3:30 p.m. April 25: at Marcellus (w/East Syracuse-Minoa), 3:30 p.m. April 28: at East Syracuse-Minoa, 3:30 p.m. April 29: Chittenango, 3:30 p.m. May 2: Skaneateles, 3:30 p.m. May 4: at Skaneateles, 3:30 p.m. May 6: Jamesville-DeWitt, 3:30 p.m. May 9: CBA (w/Westhill), 3:30 p.m. May 11: CBA, 3:30 p.m. May 12: at Rome Free Academy, 3:30 p.m. May 16: at Marcellus, 3:30 p.m.


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the hottest topics and leading newsmakers. This spring, the tradition continues in Cazenovia. In collaboration with the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m., Emmy award-winning writer and co-executive producer of ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Family,â&#x20AC;? Danny Zuker, will take to the stage to discuss the expression of contemporary culture in American television, and the role of the writer and producer as social commentator. The event, to be held in the Morgan Room in Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College, is free and open

2011 TeensART exhibit invitations The Earlville Opera House West Gallery is pleased to announce an opportunity for talented youth in our community with its seventh annual TeensART 2011 exhibit from April 9 through May 14. Deadline for entry is Saturday April 2. Invitations have been sent to forty-seven middle and high school art teachers across the central New York community. Homeschooled teens may go online to, to see how to submit individual works; look under gallery events for submission form in PDF format. The work over a hundred of middle school and high school students will be featured in a wide range of media. For information please call the Earlville Opera House office at 315-691-3550.

to the public, and no advance reservation is required. Support for the admissionfree series of Cazenovia Forum programs is made possible through private donations, grants, partnerships and occasional gala events. A special fundraiser Sunday, June 5, in association with Central New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier public affairs broadcast â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ivory Tower Half Hour,â&#x20AC;? a production of the local PBS-affiliate, Channel 24 WCNY, will help raise funding for the organization. In-sync with the Forumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to increase awareness, knowledge and discussion, the evening will commence with a lively panel

debate, then open up to audience questions and culminate in a festive reception. The event will take place at Johnny Appleseed Farm in Erieville. Tickets and details will be available in early May. For more information on upcoming Cazenovia Forum progams, including the free presentation with Danny Zuker on April 15, and the opportunity to support the Forum by attending the June 5th â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ivory Towerâ&#x20AC;? event, please contact Cindy Sutton at 655-9374 or email


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a lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an eye-opener to many people to see what it takes to get sap into syrup,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We open the farm to show where food comes from and get people more connected with agriculture.â&#x20AC;? Chris Smith of Utica, visiting the farm with his family, said despite the cold temperatures, it was a fun time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great family weekend,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked the sugarhouse and watching how the syrup is made.â&#x20AC;? Those interested in going to the Critz Farms Maple Syrup Celebration still have time to do so. The celebration continues from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 26 to 27 and April 2 to 3. In addition to the free tours of the sugar bush and sugarhouse as well as the free sampling of fresh maple products, there will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on each day. For adults, the buffet will be $7.50, children 8 to 12 years old $5.50, ages 3 to 7 $3.50 and children under 3 year olds eat for free. Critz Farms is located on Rt. 13 in Cazenovia. More information on the farm and various other activities can be found on their website of by contacting them at 662-3355.

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maze of blue and white tubing and piping connected to the trees. Those tubes and pipes are part of a vacuum sap collection process that visitors get to see working firsthand. And, when the wagon ride is through, those interested have an opportunity to tour the sugarhouse, where sap is boiled and turned into syrup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup,â&#x20AC;? Owner of Critz Farms Matthew Critz said while giving a tour of the sugarhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have about 2,000 taps and we also buy sap from another gentleman who has about 1,000 taps, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll produce between 900 and 1,000 gallons of syrup in a year.â&#x20AC;? The Critz Farms maple syrup operation in the sugarhouse consists of a reverse osmosis machine and a large evaporator. The osmosis machine is designed to take more water out of the sap making it more concentrated, and in return, helping to reduce the boiling time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The reverse osmosis machine] makes us more energy efficient because we are using a third to a quarter less wood when we boil,â&#x20AC;? Critz said. Juanita Critz, co-owner of the farm and wife of Matthew, said when people come and see how the syrup is made, they learn

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