The Cazenovia Rowing Club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a party under the tent in Lakeland Park adjacent to Carpenter’s Barn. More than 200 invitations have been extended to past and present Scholastic and Master rowers, coaches and community leaders who have assisted the club in its on-going programs throughout its 20-year history.
First it was Christmas trees. Then came pumpkins and apples and maple syrup. And then, handcrafted hard ciders. And last summer, Cazenovia’s number one agri-tourism attraction added another ingredient to its seasonal recipe box of family fun: The Blueberry Jam. Saturday, Aug. 17, Critz Farms hosts the 2013 edition of The Blueberry Jam, a summer celebration for the entire family. It’s a full day of live music on two stages on the sprawling Critz Farms acreage located at 3232 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia.
The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) was recently awarded a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation for their 2013 Signature Project. This project will create visibility and encourage use of the vast trail network and wide range of recreational amenities in the Cazenovia area.
Newly planted tree in Clift Park dedicated
More than 100 cyclists rode through Skaneateles on Monday with a common goal: saving trees. The Tour de Trees charity bike ride, the largest tree research fundraiser in the U.S., made a rest stop in Skaneateles on Monday to dedicate a newly planted tree in Clift Park.
Kiwi is a very special parrot. I adopted him when he was only 3 months old. He and I chose each other as our forever mates. Even though I was his chosen mate, he adopted my late husband's voice and mannerisms. Talking to Kiwi every day was like speaking to my deceased husband; Kiwi was my connection to him. The Congo African Grey has the intelligence of a five year old human child.
In Your Pace Running Club invites everyone to the Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race, a Route 20 Road Challenge Event, taking place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Nelson.
Boats, boat culture and boat enthusiasts were all present at the 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held in Skaneateles last weekend.
Due to the very wet conditions of the trails normally used for the Sunday Pleasure Drive class, the organizers of the Lorenzo Driving Competition are offering a different route for this year’s course.
Iconic work a gift from Perrier-Jouët Champagne producer
Sarah Webster, director of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, has announced that Champagne House Perrier-Jouët has donated a significant sculpture to the Art Park in Cazenovia, and a fundraiser for the unveiling has been scheduled for Friday, July 12. Last year, Perrier-Jouët partnered with famed contemporary artist Michael Kalish to create a sculpture in homage to their iconic Perrier-Jouët bottle. Kalish’s sculpture “Belle Époque” is an interpretation of a beautiful garden and transcends the bottle’s timeless design by French artist Émile Gallé.
The 37th annual Lorenzo Driving Competition is coming to Cazenovia Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. This two-day, pleasure-driving competition for horses and ponies of all breeds is open to the public. No admission fee is charged and parking on grounds is also free.
Some great news for music lovers: there will be free live music most weeknights during the month of July in the Eastern suburbs. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for a full month of great bands!
The Cazenovia Fourth of July fireworks show above the lake is the premier display in Central New York — and this year it will be even more spectacular. The Cazenovia Lions Club, which runs the fireworks display, is adding 23 of the largest size (five- and six-inch) shells to the middle of the show, said George Williams, chair of the Lions Club fireworks committee.
Members of the Cazenovia Rowing Club welcomed close to 40 prospective new rowers to Gypsy Bay Park on Saturday, June 1, as part of national Learn to Row day.
For the second year in a row, Maple Downs, an independent senior living community in Fayetteville, is raising money to send veterans through an excursion program which uses outdoor adventure to assist returning servicemen and women in the transition from combat to civilian life. Maple Downs is partnering with Freedom of Espresso this summer to raise money to send two veterans through the “Outward Bound for Veterans” program for free.
On June 11, law enforcement officials from across New York State joined in to run the second leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which began in Oneida at 9:30 a.m. and concluded in Camillus around 2:15 p.m. Fayetteville marked the halfway point for the officers, who had all biked from Oneida. When they arrived in the Fayetteville Towne Center, they dropped their bikes and began running the second half.