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WCNY-FM offers special radio service for blind and visually impaired

For more than three decades, WCNY-FM has been serving the blind and visually-impaired residents of Central New York with a special radio service called READ-OUT.

Cazenovia library offers art program for kids

Kids ages 8 through 14 are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, to celebrate the half-day of school with “Art For Kids – The Artist Within.” Join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright for the fifth installment of this successful series while enjoying a tour of the art gallery and a close-up look at five pieces selected from the library’s extensive art collection.

Cazenovia College Art Gallery to showcase student art

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host exhibitions of work by students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program from April through to the close of the semester.

‘The Wiz’ comes to Morrisville State College

The Morrisville State College Theatre Department and SGO will present the musical, “The Wiz” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29; at 2 pm., Sunday, March 30; and at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, in the Little Theatre in the Student Activities Building.

Cazenovia Lions Club now accepting scholarship applications

The Cazenovia Lions Club will award one $1,000 and two $750 scholarships to Cazenovia High School seniors graduating this year. Applications are available at the Cazenovia High School counseling office. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 11.

Cazenovia High School art show coming to New Woodstock Library

An exhibit of artwork by Cazenovia High students will be at the New Woodstock Free Library from March 17 through April 25. Most of the works included in the exhibit were entered in the Scholastic Art Competition.

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Dozens of Cazenovia school district staffers, students prepare for ultimate haircut

When it comes to fundraising, most do-gooders offer to do something in return for donations: run, walk or dance. Others offer to sell you something like cookies, candles or wrapping paper. But those who participate in the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for pediatric cancer research offer an entirely different proposition: They pledge to lose something. Their hair.

Open Afternoon Book Club meets March 19 at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Open Afternoon Book Club for adults continues in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. All are welcome. This month the group is reading “Defending Jacob,” by William Landay.

Five winter varsity teams earn state Scholar Athlete status

Five of Cazenovia Central Schools’ winter varsity teams — ice hockey, boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ indoor track — have achieved Scholar Athlete status. To qualify for the prestigious designation by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, a minimum number of each team’s players must have at least a 90 percent grade point average during the season.

OCC to host business conference

Onondaga Community College is more than just an asset for students seeking an associate’s degree in one of the numerous programs they offer. OCC is home to the NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides one-on-one advisement to start up and existing businesses. OCC staff at the SBDC consists of small business advisors who can advise an entrepreneur on making their business a success. The SBDC works with businesses of all varieties; home based, e-commerce, manufacturing firms — small to large. Services provided by the SBDC are free and confidential. Additionally, the SBDC partners with statewide agencies which provide a strong network of support. Some of the support the SBDC can assist with is business plan development, small business start-ups, organizational structures, exporting, cost analysis, marketing, financial management, financing strategies, training programs, business expansion, selling a business and research.

Cazenovia Tree Commission to present fifth annual public seminar March 22

Ever feel intimidated when it comes to pruning? You are not alone. While pruning is both desirable and necessary for the health of a tree — and particularly young trees — many approach the task with unease, a lack of confidence and an outright fear of failure. To help overcome these feelings, the Cazenovia Village Tree Commission will hold its annual free public seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

School board approves emergency pipe repair project

Leak on Emory Avenue one of five in village water system

One part of a 150,000-gallon water leak in the village water system has been identified to be coming from a pipe on Cazenovia school property, causing the board of education on March 10 to approve an emergency repair project at a cost of about $60,000.

F-M proposes no program cuts or reductions in 2014-15

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are proposing a 2014-15 budget that includes no major cuts to existing programs and services and allows the district to convert its half-day kindergarten program to full-day – a change that the state will fully pay for in its first year.

Skaneateles school district requests community input through online survey

Skaneateles Central School District is turning to the public to ask for input as it evaluates its communication.

Cazenovia library offers art program for kids

Kids ages 8 through 14 are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, to celebrate the half-day of school with “Art For Kids – The Artist Within.” Join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright for the fifth installment of this successful series while enjoying a tour of the art gallery and a close-up look at five pieces selected from the library’s extensive art collection.