News for Tuesday, July 30, 2013



Beach, Blues and BBQ Samaritan Center benefit to be held Aug. 3 in Skaneateles

Nothing says summer like a beach, some good ole’ fashioned blues and some mouthwatering BBQ. The Samaritan Center in Syracuse will be holding its Beach, Blues and BBQ fundraiser event at the Skaneateles Country Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

EDITORIAL: Fayetteville Friendly’s: lost but never forgotten

The Friendly’s in Fayetteville has always been a special place for me. Growing up two blocks away, I spent many late nights and hot summer afternoons waiting in line for an oreo cyclone (or maybe an M&M cyclone, depending on my mood). Long before we could drive, my brothers and I would walk over to the store with a $20 bill from our parents (provided we had eaten our dinner, of course) knowing we could buy whatever our hearts desired. It was a great feeling.

A Grateful Thank You to the Community


To the editor: On July 6 and 7, CAVAC (Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corp.) held its annual Arts and Crafts Show at Lorenzo State Historic Site. Even with the weather presenting many challenges this year, we had more than 135 craft and food vendors participate in CAVAC’s only fundraising event of the year with an estimated 7,500 visitors attending the event over the weekend.

Facts of Academic Decathlon team funding misrepresented


To the editor: I am writing on account of the article in last week’s paper on the Cazenovia Academic Decathlon Team; while I appreciate the coverage on the issue, some of the facts were misrepresented to the Cazenovia Republican.

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Public hears update on village stormwater remediation project

Village board announces it will also address some ‘bigger-picture items’ related to the treatment plant and stormwater management

Cazenovia’s village stormwater remediation project is well underway and is expected to be complete by the fall, residents were informed at an public informational meeting last week. In addition, while the public is focused on the treatment plant and stormwater management issues facing the village, especially due to the recent high-volume rains, the village board is looking to fix some of the flaws in its systems by making people more aware — and more accountable — about mistaken or illegal residential sewer pipe connections.

Caz town board to meet July 31 for work session

The Cazenovia town supervisor has called for a special meeting of the town board for 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the town office at 7 Albany St. to conduct the board's monthly work session.

Kids with cancer: Part IV: Community organizations, individuals provide relief to young patients

Maureen Humphrey lost her child to cancer, but not in the traditional sense. Humphrey was pregnant in June of 2001 when she learned that she had clear cell adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive cervical cancer that necessitated a radical hysterectomy as well as the removal of 28 lymph nodes. “No one ever expects that cancer or illness will happen to them, and we certainly felt the same way,” said Susan Bertrand of Baldwinsville, Humphrey’s older sister. “Maureen's cancer diagnosis was a shock, but worse than the diagnosis was the grief she felt knowing she was going to lose her unborn child and never again have the chance to conceive or carry her own child again.”

Syracuse Babe Ruth out to defend World Series title

New 16-18 team plays in regionals in Delaware

A season ago, the Syracuse Babe Ruth 16-18 All-Stars made a bit of local history by claiming the Babe Ruth World Series in Weimar, Texas. And now Syracuse wants to win the big prize again – but to do so, a mostly new group of area baseball stars will first have to pass through this week’s Mid-Atlanic Regional Tournament.