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F-M middle school student named semifinalist in STEM competition

Maximilian Du earned perfect score at CNY science fair

Maximilian Du, a Fayetteville Manlius middle school student who participated in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair, was named on Aug. 19 as a semifinalist by the Broadcom MASTERS competition. The fair is run annually by the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology.

LBE Playground Community Build postponed

Long Branch Elementary has had to postpone its Community Playground Build. The volunteer event, originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29, has been postponed because the site contractor is in the hospital.

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State fair starts today: Send us your competition results

If you or someone you know has entered a competition, any competition, at the state fair, send us the result — and a photo if you have one — and we will print it in the Cazenovia Republican.

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New York State Fair starts today: Send us your competition results

If you or someone you know has entered a competition at the state fair, send us the result — and a photo if you have one — and we will print it in the Eagle Bulletin.

J-D students take AP scholar-level distinctions

In the 2015 school year, 85 Jamesville–DeWitt high school students earned a total of 87 AP scholar-level distinctions. The achievements and students named are as follows:

Manlius Library to create teen and technology room with $25,000 grant

The Manlius Library is one of three libraries in the 127th State Assembly District who will receive grant funds for vital renovations and repairs, and Manlius has big plans to update its facilities to make it more technologically-friendly with an expanded teen center.

Way of the Master course offered at Federated Church of New Woodstock

The Federated Church of New Woodstock will host an evangelism seminar based on the award-winning TV series “The Way of the Master (WOTM).” The seminar will be held eight consecutive on Sundays at 9 a.m. starting Sept. 13.

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When Grover Cleveland came to Cazenovia

Many people know he was here, but few know the details of the village’s first presidential visit

It seems most everyone in Cazenovia knows that at one point in the village’s history President Grover Cleveland came here for a brief visit in 1887. Some people even know that President and Mrs. Cleveland held a reception at Lorenzo and spent the night there. Other than those few details, the visit of a sitting U.S. president to the small Cazenovia community appears to be relatively unknown but, at the time, it was one of the biggest events to ever happen to this small village.

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Ready for school: Cazenovia school buildings will be ready and open for first day

Capital construction project 80 percent completed

The rebuilding of the western portico entrance to Cazenovia High School may be the most visible aspect of this summer’s district-wide capital construction project work, but under the façade of the school buildings there has been millions of dollars of upgrades and replacement work completed. While this work may be invisible to district residents, when school starts in September, Cazenovia district buildings will be more energy efficient and more cost effective, as well as safer and more comfortable for students, teachers and staff.

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Empire Innovation scholar comes to Upstate to unlock mysteries of the brain

Upstate Medical University’s newest Empire Innovation Scholar, Wei-Dong Yao, Ph.D., is studying the fundamental underpinnings of how some of the world’s most vexing diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism, affect the brain. Yao resides in Manlius.

JCC to offer “Flu Shot Q&A” lunch program Aug. 28

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center will hold a “Flu Shot Q&A” program, as part of its monthly Senior Lunch and Learn series, on Friday, Aug. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt.

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Cazenovia College freshman move in for fall semester

The area around the Cazenovia College quad was a busy place last Friday, as approximately 300 new students, along with their parents and family members, descended on Cazenovia for the annual freshman move-in day and welcome ceremonies.

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F-M, J-D named to Newsweek list of top 500 high schools

Newsweek magazine has released its 2015 list of the nation’s top 500 high schools and Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt were included as no. 79 and 252, respectively.

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School district announces free and reduced price meal policy

Cazenovia Central School District has announced a free and reduced price meal policy for Cazenovia area school children. Local school officials have adopted the following family eligibility criteria to assist them in determining eligibility:

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Parents speak out against curriculum changes at school board meeting

Despite their microphones being cut off after their allotted three minutes to speak, several parents voiced their displeasure with the Baldwinsville Central School District’s implementation of accelerated math and science classes for middle-schoolers at the Aug. 17 school board meeting.