Local historians, history enthusiasts and genealogists now have a new tool at their disposal to track down people and events that occurred in the Cazenovia area dating back nearly 200 years — and it can be used in their own home or on a mobile device. The Cazenovia Public Library has recently gone live with its new digital newspaper database that allows users to read and search in nine different Cazenovia and Madison County newspapers for the years 1800 through 1989.
B’ville Theatre Guild stages a sensational version of the classic musical
Few musicals engage the mind and excite the senses as does “Les Misérables.” Even more rarely does a community theater group expertly blend the epic story, the grand spectacle and the soaring music to deliver a seamless and sensational show. Director Korrie Taylor, music director Abel Searor and producers Mark and Sandy Baker, however, have done just that with the current Baldwinsville Theatre Guild production of “Les Mis,” running through Feb. 8.
A ravenous, blood-sucking plant, ‘60s doo-wop girls and a love-struck florist inhabit the “Little Shop of Horrors” at Jamesville-DeWitt High School Feb. 6 through 8. The show runs three performances, Thursday through Saturday, at 7 p.m.
Featuring stunning choreography, East Syracuse Minoa Musical Theatre will perform the 1950s musical “West Side Story” Feb. 6 through 8 in the ESM Central High School auditorium. Tickets are $9 each.
On Jan. 10, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County hosted the 2013 4H Awards and Recognition Banquet. This year’s banquet had 100 people in attendance and started off with a homemade ziti dinner. The banquet is organized every year to recognize the achievements of Madison County 4Her’s. Those who attend are awarded for community service, 4-H projects, leadership and how they bring 4-H into their everyday lives.
Can you sing, dance, act or have a special talent? If you do, come participate in the Winter Fest Talent Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Everyone Middle School aged and up is welcome. Auditions to perform in the show will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team brought home another victory over the weekend, when it took first place at the 2014 sectional U.S. Academic Decathlon held Jan. 25 at Westhill High School in Syracuse.
Thirty Skaneateles High School students and four middle school students were recently recognized for their artwork with the 2014 CNY Scholastic Art Awards. Students were awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key or honorable mention in the highly competitive awards program.
Former ‘Wild Game Dinner’ will change menu but nothing else, pastor says
This Saturday, Feb. 1, the Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock will hold its 29th annual dinner and presentations for local outdoor enthusiasts. The event, which typically draws about 300 people, will be the same as it has every year with the exception of dinner: the previous homemade dishes made from wild game brought by attendees will not be allowed, and instead a pulled park barbecue will be served.
Dave’s Diner, The Foggy Goggle awarded for best chili
It was sunny but slightly windy and a bitterly cold 12 degrees on Sunday, Jan. 26, when 845 runners took to the snowy Cazenovia village streets for the annual Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk. People running as individuals, with friends, with family and with running teams came from across five states to participate in the annual race, which is followed by a chili cook-off contest.
The Cazenovia Public Library 2014 movie schedule kicks off with the hilarious, fun-filled, and highly entertaining family film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” Watch it on the big screen at 3:15 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.
Daily voting to determine Budget Travel website contest ends Feb. 25
In a field of nearly 500 nominations and thousands of votes from across the U.S., Cazenovia recently was named one of only 15 finalists in the Budget Travel 2014 Coolest Small Towns in America contest. Cazenovia is not only the only town in New York state to make it as a finalist, it is also the only town in all of New England with the next closest finalist in Maryland.
Cazenovia College proudly invites members of the community to attend auditions for its spring production of the historic American drama, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”
The Colgate Bookstore will host an author talk with Laurie Loewenstein, author of the new novel “Unmentionables,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, on the third floor of the Colgate Bookstore, 3 Utica St. The event is free and open to the public.
Cazenovia College will serve as the host site for the 2013-14 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Swimming and Diving Championships from Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at the college’s Schneeweiss Athletic Complex.