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Kayak storage rack, new hand launch projects moving forward

Village board approves fees and policies for Lakeside Park kayak rack

Cazenovia Lake is becoming even more kayak and canoe friendly thanks to two projects currently underway in both Lakeland and Lakeside parks in the village. Last week, the village board approved the use fees and policies for the incoming kayak racks to be erected in Lakeside Park this year, and chose a company to perform the construction of the new hand launch and wall repair at the canal behind Carpenter’s Barn.

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2016 Gala at the Lincklaen House coming March 5

The third annual Gala at the Lincklaen House fundraiser has been announced for March 5. The event, benefiting the Cazenovia Community Preschool, features an evening of dancing, local brewery sampling, mystery wine pull and more. A silent auction and raffle will showcase donations from local businesses including Lillie Bean, Nelson Farms, Industrial Loft, Cazenovia Jewelers and others.

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Skaneateles girls finish regular season 14-6

Lakers fall to Hannibal, rebound to defeat J-E

When they announce the pairings for the Section III Class B girls basketball playoffs on Wednesday, the Skaneateles Lakers, after a 14-6 regular season, will be there again, but will face a steep and difficult path to the title.

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CBA Students take the plunge for Camp Sunshine

Twenty-five current and former Christian Brothers Academy students, along with faculty and friends braved bone-chilling icy waters to raise funds for Camp Sunshine, as they participated in the CNY Polar Dip on Jan. 16 at Verona Beach State Park in Durhamville.

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Area Police Blotters: Weeks of Jan. 15 to 27

Weeks of Jan. 15 to 27

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St. Baldrick’s head shaving event returns to Caz for third year

Beautiful baldness is returning to Cazenovia for the third consecutive year next month, when the St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser to battle childhood cancer takes place at Burton Street Elementary School. Last year’s event saw more than 100 community members shave their heads and raise more than $50,000 — a feat organizer Sean Kelly said he hopes can be repeated this year.

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Police identify 911 call involving ESM school bus as fictitious report

The Town of Manlius Police Department report they were dispatched to a 911 call on Feb. 4 where a caller said gunshots had been fired at an East Syracuse Minoa school bus, but found that the claims in the call were fictitious.

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Shaffner to be a Raider – signs letter of intent to attend Colgate University

Cazenovia High School senior Jake Shaffner, one of the standout players on the Lakers 2015 state champion football team, has announced that after graduation he will attend Colgate University, where he will study liberal arts with a pre-engineering focus and play football for the Raiders.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

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.

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Cazenovia College to expand inclusion program for adults with intellectual disabilities

Receives donation from Berkshire Bank

Cazenovia College recently received a $5,000 donation from Berkshire Bank which, added to a recently received Common Grounds challenge grant, will allow for the expansion of the college’s inclusive daytime programming for adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to participants.

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Jamesville man arrested on rape charges

The New York State Police in Oneida have announced the arrest of a Jamesville man for having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 17 in the town of Manlius.

Public hearing set to change veteran tax exemption in Manlius

The Manlius Town Board has voted to set a public hearing on Feb. 10 to consider two local laws that would change the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption and the Cold War Veterans Tax Exemption to match up with current state legislation. Recently, the New York State Legislature voted to change the amounts of reductions for veterans when it comes to paying property taxes, said Town Attorney Tim Frateschi at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting.

Art for Kids, chocolate party coming to Cazenovia Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for fun-filled activities during the first weekend in February — Art for Kids, Winter Festival events and Lego My Library.