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Canastota: 2006 - A year in review

Patane is Sportsmen of the Year

According to Teri Maciag, coordinator for the Central New York Sportsman Show, more than 1,500 people walked through the Kallet Civic Center Feb. 4.

The highlight of the event was the winner of the Sportsman of the Year award, given to Michael J. Patane, director of the Great Swamp Consevancy and longtime hunter and angler.

Canastotans form Optimist Club

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Canastota Optimist Club was officially organized by people who want to reach out to help youth and the community.

Couple honored by longtime service

Peter and Josephine Juravich will join the ranks of distinguished citizens when the two are honored as humanitarians at the Canstota Chamber of Commerce's 31st annual Distinguished Service Awards dinner in April.

Robber cased bank before entering

Canal Street barber Angle Vargas and his customers watched the man that wandered back and forth a couple times around the South Peterboro Street Key Bank before entering the bank's back door at about 1:15 p.m. Feb. 22.

When the man burst out the back again a few minutes later, running toward South Canal Street, the group in the barbershop had their suspicions.

The man they observed hanging around the scene, then fleeing, had robbed the bank.

Laidlaw inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame

Marcia Laidlaw, longtime girl's volleyball coach, was inducted into the Section III Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Town makes purchase offer

Lenox Town Supervisor Rocco J. DiVeronica said March 5 that the town has submitted a purchase offer for property on Warners Road off Route 13 north of the town/village border.

The deal has sparked rumors throughout the community that DiVeronica would like laid to rest.

DiVeronica said the town has offered $450,000 for 24 acres plus a building.

The hunt is on

A 25-year-old tradition will not die with the end of the Oneida Lake Community Club, which became defunct last fall. The annual F-H Club-hosted Easter Egg Hunt will move to the Great Swamp Conservancy this year.

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