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Cazenovia Athletic Association works to revive high school Hall of Fame

Currently seeking nominations for 2015 awards

Many Cazenovia community members, including Cazenovia High School student-athletes and alumni, may not know that just inside the main high school entrance from the west parking lot there is a display case dedicated to honoring Cazenovia’s greatest athletes. But there have been no additions to the case since 2010. But now, after a four-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Cazenovia Athletic Association is working to revive the program — and the hall of fame committee is actively seeking nominations for this year’s induction ceremony.

F-M Hall of Distinction nominations accepted through Feb. 13

Know an exceptional Fayetteville-Manlius School District graduate? How about nominating him or her to the Fayetteville-Manlius Hall of Distinction?

Great Decisions discussion group begins Feb. 5

The public is invited to participate in “Great Decisions 2015,” a discussion group about U.S. foreign policy sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters. The group will meet for eight weeks on Thursdays through February and March. The first meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Cazenovia Public Library reference room.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Chelsea Buck

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week has always been active in the arts.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Winter projects to keep you busy and warm at BPL

Things are getting a bit chilly out there. Time to stock up with entertainment and winter projects here at the library for those long winter nights. While you’re here be sure to check out this month’s spectacular art show by the CNY Artist’s Guild and maybe take in a program or two to keep a check on cabin fever.

Residents have mixed feelings on ‘Ash for Trash’

About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.

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High school drama club announces spring performance, starts fundraising

The Cazenovia High School Drama Club has announced that its annual spring musical production, “Singin' in the Rain,” will be presented on March 5, 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Also, in anticipation of the performances, the drama club is once again offering the opportunity to “sponsor a costume” and be listed in the production program.

Alzheimer’s information series continues at the Cazenovia Public Library

The second of a three-part series by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central NY Chapter — “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Mid-Stage Caregivers” — will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

No e-waste allowed in the trash as of Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, 2015 no one — individual, household or business — may dispose of e-waste as trash. The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits certain types of electronic waste from being placed in the trash, or at curbside for trash pickup.

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Saying goodbye to 2014

A review of some of the biggest stories of the year

As we say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015, we usually take the chance to reminisce on our past year and give good hopes for the future. Looking back through the 2014 editions of the Eagle Bulletin, there have certainly been some big events that have stood out and defined our local communities.

NOPL news: Self-paced learning available at NOPL

You’ve heard it said that a library card is “the most valuable card in your wallet.” NOPL has two more reasons to support that statement: the Learning Express Library and Rocket Languages.

F-M Board of Education requests input on superintendent search

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education is beginning the process of searching for a new superintendent, and as one of the initial steps in the process, the board is seeking input on the desired characteristics and skills that district stakeholders would like to see in the next superintendent.

Upstate Institute offering grant writing classes

Colgate’s Max Shacknai COVE (Center for Outreach, Volunteerism & Education), Upstate Institute, Office of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations and Office of Career Services are, again, pleased to offer a 12-week, non-credit bearing class on grant writing and invite Hamilton area residents who are involved with local non-profits to participate.

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Local H&R Block branch to host free Affordable Care Act information day

Find out how ‘Obamacare’ will affect your 2014 taxes

The federal Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, which was made to create universal healthcare in America, took effect Jan. 1 of this year; and now than 2014 is coming to an end, the new health care will also affect people’s tax returns. Whether someone bought healthcare from a federal marketplace or not, there are issues to be taken into account at tax time, from reconciling the healthcare tax credit to calculating the penalties to knowing the penalty exceptions — and one local tax preparation company is offering free help to next week in navigating and understanding the tax effects of the new law.

CACDA working to create community programs for seniors, parents

Has scheduled two needs assessments focus groups for community input

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) is currently undertaking a project to see if there is both a desire and a need by the Cazenovia community to have facilities and programs for local senior citizens and stay-at-home/homeschooling parents.