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F-M Relay for Life kicks off 2015 fundraising with dinner event

The Fayetteville-Manlius area Relay for Life will begin its fundraising efforts for the annual event with a kick-off dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the F-M high school cafeteria.

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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

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Town moving forward with plan to redesign McNitt State Park lake access

The proposed engineering design for a new lake access area at McNitt State Park was received with unanimous enthusiasm from the Cazenovia Town Board last week, and will now be sent to officials at the state parks office for final approval.

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Tuscarora Lake Ice Fishing Derby was a great event

The 24th Annual Tuscarora Lake Ice Fishing Derby took place on Feb. 7. It was a grand weather day with the temperature in the 20s. The ice was plenty thick and a blanket of snow made for good conditions for the many snow vehicles.

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Carrier Recreation Center project receives $4 million in town-approved bond

The town of DeWitt board has approved a $4 million bond that would go toward costs associated with the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, which will be home to the Challenger Baseball League and a hub for many other sport competitions in DeWitt.

Erie Canal museum board elects officers

The Erie Canal Museum board of trustees elected officers for 2015 during its annual meeting on Jan. 28.

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WinterFest 2015 wrap-up

Results of the annual talent show, sculpture competitions and Fat Bike Race

Cazenovia’s annual Winter Festival certainly lived up to its name this year, as the temperatures stayed frigid and the snow just kept falling — but local residents were out of their houses, in the street and participating in large numbers in the weekend’s events.

Williams Beach won't open in 2015

The only town-run beach in the town of Cicero won’t open this summer, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jody Rodgers. In a release sent Friday, Rodgers said the beach at Joseph F. William Memorial Park on Lakeshore Road will not be open for swimming in the summer of 2015.

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2015 Cazenovia Winter Festival final schedule of events

The annual Cazenovia Winter Festival starts Thursday, Feb. 5 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 8. Here is the finalized schedule of events:

DeWitt passes local law to promote solar panel installation

Approves putting parks building on Butternut Drive up for sale

The town of DeWitt has passed a local law that would speed the process of installing solar panel energy conversion systems on residences and businesses in the town by modifying the requirements needed for installation approval.

DeWitt to vote on $4 million bond for Carrier Park project

The DeWitt Town Board is expected to vote next week on a $4 million bond anticipation note to support the second phase of construction for the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams. It would be the first outdoor, integrated multi-sports complex in the United States for youth that is designed for both the general public and special needs community.

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Fat Bike Race added to WinterFest events

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) BikeCaz Committee and GoCaz.com are pleased to announce a new event added to the Cazenovia WinterFest this year. With sponsorship from Syracuse Bicycle and Empire Brewery, a Fat Bike Race and Demo is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8. The event will take place at 5 Ledyard Ave. with the race on the adjacent Lorenzo State Historic Site fields. A free snowshoe demo will be available at the event as well.

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Conceptual drawings of Lakeland Park to be unveiled at public hearing

The village of Cazenovia extends an open invitation to a public meeting at which Saratoga Associates consultants will present the first drafts of conceptual drawings for a master plan for Lakeland Park. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the municipal building at 90 Albany St.

Cardboard sledding derby to raise money for ACR Health

ACR Health will hold its fifth annual Sled for RED Cardboard Sledding Derby at Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center in Fayetteville on Feb. 7.

Van Buren to help pave the way for solar power

With a somewhat laissez-faire approach, the town of Van Buren has opted to help make information about solar power options available to interested residents. The town board voted Jan. 20 to authorize Supervisor Claude Sykes to send a letter expressing interest about the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Community Solar NY program, a solar energy initiative led by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) and the national Solar Roadmap Initiative.

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