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Skaneateles high school to host jazz festival

The Skaneateles Central School District will host the 2014 All County Jazz Festival on April 11 and 12.

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Cazenovia musicians attend spring all-county spring music festival

Forty-six Cazenovia Central School District students attended the Madison County Music Educators Association’s Spring All-County Music Festival, which was held March 14 and 15 at Stockbridge Valley School.

Lecture on Kennedy family, fashion and celebrity photographs coming to Cazenovia Public Library

“American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion and Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw” will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room. Presenting the lecture will be Meg Gianetti, Museum School Programs Coordinator at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica where “American Royalty” is currently on exhibit.

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‘The Crucible’ final performances run this weekend in Cazenovia

Cazenovia College’s spring production, “The Crucible,” will run this weekend, April 4, 5 and 6, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

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Cazenovia High School senior receives national award for photography

Cazenovia High School senior Amara Kattrein has been awarded a Silver Medal in photography in the 2014 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Principal Eric Schnabl said he believes she is the school’s first national-level Scholastic winner. She has been invited to attend a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6.

In spring a young man’s fancy turns to…baseball!

Ready or not, here comes baseball. Syracuse Chiefs groundskeeper John Stewart and his crew worked overtime last week scraping ice out of the dugouts at NBT Bank Stadium, where the local International League entry hopes to open its season at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The top farm club of the Washington Nationals, the Chiefs will face New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, who remain in town for games at 5 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.

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National gaming table company sets up office in Cazenovia

People in Central New York interested in buying high-quality billiard tables — as well as table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball, air hockey and dome hockey tables — recently were able to get a taste of some of the finest choices on the market at a retailer booth at the Syracuse Home and Garden Show in mid-March. The event was not a one-time local visit from a national retailer, however, but rather the “coming out” of a newly enlarged, locally owned business that has relocated its operations to Route 13 in the town of Cazenovia.

Friends of Lorenzo look to successful 2014

Organization holds annual meeting, announces July Symphoria concert at Lorenzo

The Friends of Lorenzo had a good year in 2013 and are looking ahead to 2014, particularly to the return of the Syracuse Symphony — now called Symphoria — and its free summer concert on the lawn of Lorenzo this July, it was announced at the Friends of Lorenzo annual meeting on March 18.

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Local Cazenovians to bike across U.S. and build houses along the way

While bicycling to Sno-Top in Manlius last year, two Cazenovia natives had a crazy idea that they should bike across the U.S. Now, Ellen Costello and Pierce Brothers are raising money to allow them to participate in Bike and Build, a non-profit group that organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups.

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Middle school students go 'Over the Moon'

Musical to be presented this weekend

People of all ages will enjoy the upcoming Skaneateles Middle School musical “Over the Moon,” which will be performed this week. About 60 middle school students are in the cast of this musical, which takes place in the storybook land of Hanoveria. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, there is a senior citizen performance at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.

Jazz night coming to Cazenovia High School

The Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kathleen DiNardo, will present its 12th Annual Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Cazenovia High School Auditorium. The featured guest this year is Joe Colombo, trombone soloist, and his combo, from Syracuse, with Big Band Jazz being the featured music of the night.

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Lowdown and high lonesome

The Good Acoustics showcase two varied vocal styles Saturday at Steeple

A fiery fiddle and a propulsive upright bass drive the music of Larry Hoyt & The Good Acoustics, but two distinctive voices – one male and one female – dynamically deliver the group’s lyrics.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park opens summer exhibition: ‘All things Cazenovia’

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has announced its summer exhibition, “All Things Cazenovia,” a multimedia and juried art show celebrating Cazenovia, home of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The exhibition will be held from June 12 to July 27 in the John and Virginia Winner Gallery.

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Cazenovia native chef Anne Burrell brings her savory cooking skills to New York State Fair

CNY-Raised Food Network Chef Gets Her Wish: A Show on Chevy Court

New York State Acting Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has announced that Anne Burrell will cook and perform at Chevy Court during the Great New York State Fair. Burrell will take the stage at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27.

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CNY Decorative Artists paint rain barrels to help ‘Save the Rain’

Unlike most fine artists, the majority of the members of the Central New York Decorative Artists chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters never went to school to hone their craft. In fact, most of them, like Roseann Guidera, picked up the skill later in life and immediately fell in love with the simplicity of the decorative painting process.