Annual motorcycle tour to benefit sight, hearing projects
The Cazenovia Lions Club is calling all motorcycle riders to take the afternoon off and join other bikers on Saturday, June 8, for the 8th Annual “Ride for Sight.”
Center will hold grand opening celebration May 25 and 26
For the majority of the last 25 years, Tony Riposo has been a one-man travelling yoga instructor, teaching classes in church basements and recreation centers across Central New York. And his wife, Mary Riposo, has been practicing and teaching reiki out of her home and renting space in churches for the last nine. Over the duration of their careers, the Riposos have become somewhat of an underground wellness power couple, and with class sizes and clients increasing each year, it became apparent that they would need a permanent space of their own. So, in April, they opened the Infinite Light Center for Yoga and Wellness in Jamesville to finally give their students and clients a concrete destination for their wellness experiences.
Local health club offers same location, same prices and many original members from a decade ago
Caz Fitness has been in the same location, with the same membership prices, for the past decade. This month, the local business that offers workout machines, yoga, boot camp and personal training classes celebrates its 10-year anniversary with giveaways for free classes and even free six-month memberships.
CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Seniors) will host Blaine Longnecker, Excellus Medicare Representative, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the CRIS office, 101 Nelson St. (next to McDonald’s on Rt. 20), Cazenovia.
Family Practice Associates (FPA) has made a loud statement in the medical world.
Superintendent Richard N. Johns of the Liverpool school district issued an open letter to teachers, students, parents and community members on March 26 announcing his leave, just months before he was due to retire. Johns’ departure comes for a good reason: he needs a new heart. “If it was of my own choosing, I would certainly perform my job for many more years, however, factors have emerged which will not allow me to do so,” Johns said in his letter. “I am currently working with a medical team at Strong Hospital to explore receiving a new heart.” Johns is one of about 800 patients in the Central New York region waiting to receive organ transplants. The month of April is National Donate Life Month. Hospitals across the country promote awareness and education, working to expand the organ donation registry.
Two Cazenovia Zumba instructors have promised to raise $5,000 for cancer research, and are holding a Zumbathon fundraising event this Saturday to accomplish the goal.
Cazenovia College students seek to raise awareness of bone marrow donor program
Students in Cazenovia College’s Event Management class will be hosting a Be The Match® Walk in Cazenovia on Saturday, April 20, in an effort to raise awareness for Be The Match® — a national bone marrow donor program.
On Saturday, April 13, Cazenovia College’s Environmental Club and the Cazenovia College Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National First Year Honor Society, invite people of all ages to help with the annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up.
After a woman was murdered and a child raped at knifepoint at Great Northern Mall March 14, residents have been clamoring for a way to protect themselves. A number of free classes have been introduced to help women, in particular, learn techniques to use in a similar situation. But the free self-defense classes provided by some local martial arts studios aren’t new offerings in response to the tragedy. Both Impact Martial Arts and Karate John’s have offered free women’s self-defense classes for years.
Cory Sawyer and Jim Scholefield met in January 2012 in Sawyer’s Zumba class in Hamilton. By June they were engaged and now, a little more than one year later, they team-teach Zumba fitness programs in Hamilton and Cazenovia. Their passion: to promote the Zumba lifestyle to as many people — and couples — as they can. “We’re trying to break this paradigm that it’s dancing just for women,” Scholefield said. “It’s a fantastic workout, very physically demanding. When I started it was nothing like I thought it would be.”
Albert’s building back in use after two years of renovation
For the past two years people in Cazenovia have wondered what would happen to the Albert’s Restaurant space after the community fixture — in business for 65 years — closed in 2011. For much of 2012 the building was covered in tarps and plastic as exterior renovation work was underway, making the suspense even stronger. On Feb. 25, that suspense ended when the new Allure Fitness and Dance studio opened its doors to begin sign-ups for classes in Zumba, yoga, dance and about a dozen other offerings. On March 4, owner Patty Burritt and Allure manager Allison Burritt — who is also Patty’s daughter and one of the dance teachers at the studio — celebrated the new business’s soft opening.
The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation owns and maintains several properties in Cazenovia to protect their use for open space and public recreation, including Fairchild Hill, a 21-acre property just off the south end of Cazenovia Lake. CPF maintains a parking area, courtesy of the Trush family, behind the brown building at the end of the lake. From this parking area, you can explore Fairchild Hill’s rich and varied history.
Randy Boivin’s life changed after receiving his first chiropractic adjustment at 22 years old.
In order to help more people struggling with eating disorders, Ophelia’s Place in Liverpool has added two new support programs. Breaking Free is a group that caters to teens struggling with body image. The Parent Partner Program is for parents and caregivers of youths with eating disorders.