The Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library had a good year in 2013 with solid book sales and consistent numbers in membership and donations; they helped the library undertake major new projects in online newspaper access and a new literacy program that will reach across the county, and will continue their support with a $10,000 donation for 2014.
All are invited to join local resident Paolo Amadio in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, for a discussion of “Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi): His Life and Work in Baroque Rome.”
Former WSYR-TV meteorologist Dave Eichorn will share his expertise on changing global weather patterns and their potential impact on our region and beyond when he delivers the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
This winter marks the sixth consecutive year of Project CAFÉ’s Gently Used Toy Shop, and my second year of participation in the project. The event’s goal is to help families stretch their holiday dollars by collecting very gently used toys and ensuring that they are Christmas-ready. Every year, the event has grown both in donations and attendance. This year, collection is taking place from Nov. 5 to Dec. 8, with donation sites at Common Grounds and area schools and churches, and the event itself is fro, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
There will be a movie fundraiser at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Eastern Hills Bible Church (Ender’s road campus) to help the Synborski family, of Cazenovia, in their efforts to adopt Reno, a teenager from Eastern Europe.
Production to feature songs from renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, of 'Wicked,' 'Pippin' and 'Godspell'
Cazenovia College’s fall musical, “Working,” promises to bring a combination of contemporary musical theater, pop and folk music to the stage. The musical, to feature songs from renowned composer Stephen Schwartz of “Wicked,” “Pippin” and “Godspell” fame, will also include music from James Taylor, Craig Carnelia and Lin Manuel Miranda, composer of Broadway’s “In the Heights.”
Liverpool High School’s Casting Hall will stage "The Laramie Project" at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, and Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. General admission tickets cost $8 and will be available at the door. Some people may find the subject matter and some of the specific language of the play unsuitable for children under the age of 13.
My first contact with the Cazenovia Public Library was in 1967. In junior high school, I often stopped in to gaze at the mummy. Now, 46 years later, I am having the pleasure of displaying artwork in the library’s art gallery. A show of my original still lifes and landscapes — including five originals and 16 prints — will be on display from Nov. 1, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2014. All work is for sale unless labeled otherwise.
Local resident Tom Hayes, a member of the Cazenovia Writer's Group, recently won 21st place out of 2,441 entries in the annual Writer's Digest Poetry contest sponsored by Writer's Digest. The contest was open to all who compose a 32-line poem, rhymed or not. Hayes won a gift certificate, a compendium of Writer's Markets and was published in the top 50 poems of the year in Writer's Digest.
Here are the finish times for the 2013 Pumpkin Run from Oct. 27
Four Skaneateles High School students were finalists in the 2013 Bousquet Holstein photography contest — and one of them took first prize.
There is a murderer loose in jolly old England! Or at least there is in Morrisville State’s Theater play, “The Mousetrap.” The Friars Club will be presenting this Agatha Christie murder-mystery at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 , at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, and at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2.
Skaneateles residents interested in learning to play piano or getting one-on-one piano or vocal instruction now have an option available without leaving town. As of Aug. 1, Stenuf Music Studio is open for business in Skaneateles. Owner and instructor Marlene Stenuf specializes in piano and voice lessons and takes students of any age or experience level.
The Erieville Nelson Heritage Society and the town of Nelson have announced that Robyn and Richard Marris are the recipients of the 2013 Norman Odell Citizen of the Year award.
The Nelson Odeon prides itself on being a concert venue that not only promotes local music but also brings respected regional, national and international acts to the Central New York area to play for music lovers and music discoverers alike. Next week, the Odeon presents what may be the most unique musical act to yet grace its stage: Alash, a trio of world-renowned Tuvan musicians and throat singers who can create multiple melodic pitches using only their voices.