Home & Garden


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Learn how to attract birds to your garden

The public is invited at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as Baldwinsville’s Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery and Adam Waterfield of Wild Birds Unlimited combine talents for a one-hour presentation on attracting more birds to your home.

COLUMN: Gardening tips- Extend your garden enjoyment

Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden- fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

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Cazenovia High School, Middle School classes cancelled Sept. 5, 6

Water main break causes two schools to close, while elementary school remains open

While all students of the Cazenovia Central School District returned to classes on Tuesday, Sept. 4, only elementary students attended classes again on Sept. 5 and 6.

LETTERS: Resident addresses Muraco, pleads for additional consideration of Enders Home

I wish to send a message to Mr. David Muraco: As August draws to a close, it is probable that the Enders Home on Route 20 is no longer under rental contract and you are preparing to demolish it.

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Caz residents receive ribbons at NYS Fair

As visitors to the New York State Fair make their way through the bustling crowds and past the various attractions, many eyes will come to rest on the numerous contest entries by Cazenovia residents this year.

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Skanda Equine brings new life to Sanctuary Stables

On Sept. 1, the former Sanctuary Stables at 4000 Moseley Road in Cazenovia will change ownership and begin a new equine venture under the name of Skanda Equine LLC.

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Camillus family’s story inspires home makeover

Dave Peek and his wife, Michelle, bought their home on Kastor Avenue in the village of Camillus with plans to fix it up. They couldn’t have planned for what happened next. “The second we had our daughter, Sarah, there were a lot of medical complications, and life just changed,” Dave Peek said. “All of our priorities changed.”

LETTERS: Hillcrest thanks the Yarn Cupboard

Many thanks to Susan Miller of the Yarn Cupboard and the wonderful group of women for holding their event as part of our Circles of Change campaign for Ophelia’s Place.

Spafford prepares for town-wide property reassessment

Each year, as the housing market fluctuates, so do equalization rates. Like many other towns, Spafford is no stranger to the highs and lows in the market, but now the town’s equalization rate is taking a hit having reached 114.55 percent.

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Village improves public parking

Parking is about to get a little easier in the village of Cazenovia.

COLUMN: Attract birds and butterflies no matter what size your landscape

Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies.

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A(nother) special place in Caz

Wells, Nevison restructure memorial garden behind library

When visitors of the Cazenovia Public Library walk from the back parking lot toward the entrance, they are able gaze upon a special garden containing various species of flowers and shrubs.

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Albany Street: Looking a-maize-ing

Local residents join forces to grow some of the season’s tallest cornstalks

The numerous cornstalks outside of Marlene Burrell’s shop, Flowers on Main Street, located at 85 Albany St. in Cazenovia, are now about as high as an elephant’s eye and expected to yield upward of 20 ears.

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iCan event brings flavor back to home food preservation

Vegetable stands and farmer’s markets are full of delicious fresh from the field foods — a sign the summer growing season is well under way. But when the bounty is bigger than a family’s appetite, what can be done to save your harvest from spoiling? Find your mother’s or grandmother’s old Ball canning jars and prepare yourself to be schooled during the area’s first-ever iCan event Saturday Aug. 11, at the Liverpool Community Church, which focuses on the art of home food preservation.

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Market matters: Q&A with Kathleen Barry, Syracuse

The Marcellus Open Air Market opened Thursday, June 7, in Marcellus Park. Throughout the summer, the Eagle Observer will interview farmers and other vendors at the local market to find out what’s in season and what’s in store for the coming months.