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13th Annual Wheler Family Conference to focus on justice

Cazenovia native Emma Buckhout will deliver keynote address

Cazenovia College will host the 13th Annual Wheler Conference on World Affairs at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College. Emma Buckhout, program assistant with the Latin America Working Group in Washington, D.C., will kick-off the event.

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GCACC announces first annual Fall Festival

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its first annual Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. This is a community event for Cazenovia, New Woodstock, Erieville and Nelson. Everyone is invited to participate.

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Ghosts in the Machine – A look at some local haunted attractions

They’re heeee-ere! Yep, it’s October and that means the ghosts, ghouls and goblins are waiting in the shadows for you to walk or ride by so they can lightly brush past you and make you jump 18 feet in the air. Hundreds of monsters await in dozens of local haunted attractions. If you’re stout of heart, here are just a few of the best of the best:

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CarniFFaLl fundraiser brings Halloween to the Fayetteville Free Library

Local children dressed up in their best costumes to celebrate the Halloween spirit at the Fayetteville Free Library’s seventh annual CarniFFaLl fundraiser last Saturday.

High school students work with local organizations to develop Cazenovia video

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) have announced the release of a Cazenovia promotional video called “Experience Cazenovia” developed by Cazenovia High School class of 2014 students.

Annual Pumpkin Run and Spooky Sprint coming Oct. 26

The Cazenovia Central Schools Class of 2019 (eighth grade) will be holding the third annual Pumpkin Run and Spooky Sprint at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, starting on the Green in front of Cazenovia Middle School.

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CPF offers all-ages cemetery ‘Walk Among the Spirits’ just before Halloween

The week before Halloween, the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will make Cazenovia's history come alive for three nights when it offers the unique experience to visit eight graves and meet and hear the stories of local ghosts, during its first-ever “Walk Among the Spirits” event.

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Town planning board reviews latest Owera building proposal

Owera Vineyards is back before the town planning board seeking to build a new 6,300 square-foot “Promotion and Marketing Facility” to replace its three-season events tent for special winery functions. If approved, the new building would be larger and more functional than the current events tent — and would be built using state-of-the-art soundproofing materials in order to eliminate the noise issues and complaints the winery has been fighting against for more than a year.

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Cazenovia athletes participate in regional Special Olympics

Fifteen student-athletes from all three Cazenovia Central School District schools last week joined nearly 300 student-athletes from 11 schools in Madison and Oneida counties to compete in the annual Madison-Oneida BOCES Special Olympics Autumn Games at Canastota High School.

Friends of Lorenzo to host haunted Cazenovia event

“Spirits of Cazenovia: An Evening of Lore and Libations” will feature ghost stories and house tours, followed by local beverage spirits

From the lake shore to the oldest town dwellings, ghostly figures have supposedly haunted Cazenovia for more than a century. Numerous reports have been made over the years of a mysterious apparition at the Lorenzo State Historic Site, and others driving by Lorenzo late at night have seen lights go on and off in the unoccupied building. Is the local ghost lore true? Come decide for yourself on Saturday, October 18, when the Friends of Lorenzo and Empire Brewery will host “Spirits of Cazenovia: An Evening of Lore and Libations.”

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Trader Joe’s opens on Erie Boulevard to a large crowd

Looking to take your taste buds on a food adventure? Look no further — Trader Joe’s has opened a new location at 3440 Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt.

Community invited to hear about Columbine shooting victim’s inspiring legacy

Hear the heart-warming, true story of Rachel Scott and her dream to make a difference in the lives of others by doing the “little things” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Central High School auditorium. The ESM community is invited to come and learn about Rachel, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

Get scared for a good cause

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior builds 6,300-square-foot haunted attraction to benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York

Beginning Friday, Oct. 3, Central New York will get to check out the area’s latest haunted attraction — “The Forbidden Realm,” a 6,300-square-foot scare-fest to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York. “The Forbidden Realm” is the brainchild of Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Kevin Blanchfield, who designed and constructed the attraction with some help from family and friends. The 17-year-old dedicated his summer and, once school resumed, his evenings and weekends to making the attraction a reality.

CHS Concert Choir annual choral festival returns Oct. 16

The Cazenovia High School Concert Choir will host its annual Choral Festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the High School Auditorium. This year's theme is “American Music,” specifically focusing on patriotic music, in celebration of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem.

The Adventures of Frankie: Birthday boy

Frankie’s mouth was still hanging open as Mom took his shoulders to turn him back around. Now his eyes were bulging as well. Dad was standing in front of the counter with Mr. Geddes stretching to look over his shoulder. All of Frankie’s friends had turned to see as well.

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