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Chicago's famed Second City comes to Fayetteville-Manlius High School

On Friday, May 1, The Second City touring company will perform “The Best of The Second City.” They will appear at the Fayetteville-Manlius High School Auditorium, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City's half-century history. An American comedy treasure, The Second City is not to be missed.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt ends April 10

Things are blooming here at the library. The daffodils are sprouting and will soon show their sunny faces. Our walls are full of colorful works from B’ville’s youngest artists and we have actual plants you can claim when you enter our Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt. The details of the hunt are available on our home page at bville.lib.ny.us or come on down, ask us in person and claim your seedling.

Every day 9 a.m. to midnight Baldwinsville Bulletin Board: PAC-B April 11-17

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access channel at cable channel 98, has a digital sister channel and Verizon channel. The locally produced programs seen on PAC-B for the past decade can also be seen on Time Warner Digital Channel 1498 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30. In addition, digital equipment at PAC-B’s facilities at 8 Mechanic St. is providing improved signal quality to Channel 98 viewers. For those without Internet access, “Upcoming schedule” will display the next 10 programs to be aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. Visit pacbtv.org online.

U.S. Congress bulletin: Calling all CNY high school artists

Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a high school art competition to acknowledge and promote artistic talent. The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across our country is displayed for one full year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Chenango Bird Club presents ‘Canoe Journey’ presentation

The Chenango Bird Club presents “Sherburne to Chesapeake — A Canoe Journey” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Bird Exhibit Cabin. Local paddling enthusiasts Fred and Patti von Mechow will share their July 2014 adventure of paddling the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers to reach the Chesapeake Bay.

Author Gregory Maguire, actors Emma Ridley and Ken Page coming to 2015 Oz-Stravaganza!

The 37th annual Oz-Stravaganza! Festival, scheduled to be held June 5 to 7 in Chittenango — the birthplace of author L. Frank Baum — has announced the 2015 Oz-Stravaganza! Festival guest list. The 2015 theme is Oz “ShowStoppers,” and the festival is celebrating the anniversaries of some important milestones in the OZ universe, according to a festival press release.

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Cazenovia Republican editor contributes to new book on Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’

Jason Emerson’s writing on the impact of the ‘Gettysburg Address’ in company with Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Annie Liebovitz, Steven Spielberg and other international figures

On April 1, Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, announced the release of “Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” edited by Carla Knorowski, CEO of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Among the contributions of nationally and internationally recognized individuals to the Gettysburg Address project and book, Cazenovia-area residents will find the writing of their neighbor Jason Emerson, an award-winning Lincoln scholar, who currently serves as the editor of the Cazenovia Republican newspaper.

Sayegh talks drug policy at recent Cazenovia Forum

Gabriel Sayegh, director of the New York State office of the Drug Policy Alliance, kicked off Cazenovia Forum’s 2015 lecture series with an authoritative speech about reforming the nation’s drug policy and the connection between the criminal justice approach to drug policy and America’s staggering incarceration rates. The event took place at Cazenovia’s Catherine Cummings Theatre on March 20.

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From the archives: Former publisher of Republican visits Cazenovia

Mr. Irving C. Forte, of Fort Edward, a former publisher of The Cazenovia Republican, was in town over Sunday visiting Mrs. Irving A. Forte, the wife of his twin brother, and renewing old acquaintances about town. Mr. Forte bought The Republican in the fall of 1865 of Mr. F.A. Crandall who had owned it for only a few years.

Madison County seeking dairy princesses

Do you know a young woman residing in Madison County with a passion for the dairy industry? The Madison County Dairy Promotion Committee is currently preparing for the 2015 Madison County Dairy Princess Pageant which is set to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Madison County CCE Agriculture Center, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville. Any girl between the ages of 16 and 24 is eligible to participate with an interest in the dairy industry.

Spring Break: Something for everyone at the Cazenovia Public Library

Jenna Wright is calling children of all ages and their families to the Cazenovia Public Library as it gears up for another fun and exciting break week. There are a variety of activities for all ages, giving children a chance to dive into interesting new topics and activities.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Staying sane during spring break

Even if we haven’t exchanged snow for snowdrops spring break looms on the horizon. Save your money and your sanity with the help of your library. We have lots of programs and resources to help you get through those inconvenient days when school’s out and the playgrounds aren’t open.

B’ville Community Band tunes up for summer season

The Baldwinsville Community Band is gearing up for its summer 2015 concert schedule and will be featuring the usual mix of marches, classical pieces and popular music. 

JD music department to present the 16th annual Spring Choral Festival

The Jamesville-Dewitt Music Department will present the 16th annual Spring Choral Festival Wednesday, April 1, at Jamesville-Dewitt High School. There are more than 300 talented JD high school and middle school choral students performing.

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Lake Effect Stitchers invites new members

The local chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild Inc. (ANG), the Lake Effect Stitchers of Syracuse, is looking for interested member to join their group, who meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, 6845 Edinger Dr., Dewitt.