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Cam's Pizzeria to hold annual 'Support Our Troops' Shoot-Out

Join Cam’s Pizzeria at Timber Banks Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 6 in Baldwinsville for the Annual "Support Our Troops Shoot-out".

Cazenovia Lake Association hears update on lake health and boater safety

More than 50 members of the Cazenovia Lake Association turned out last week to hear an update on the health of Cazenovia Lake at the association’s annual meeting, including information on current lake health studies, invasive species issues, storm runoff retention programs, boater safety and the preliminary plan for chemical treatments of the lake in 2014.

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Cazenovia Lake patrol successful under new management

It has been seven weeks since the Cazenovia Lake Boat Patrol took to the water to educate and, when necessary, enforce boating rules and safety issues on the lake, and the program, now manned by village police officers rather than county sheriff’s deputies, has been extremely successful.

Emerald Ash Borer is in Onondaga County

Attention home owners! If you have ash trees in your yard this is an important announcement. For the past several years, the Environmental Protection Committee has been monitoring the migration of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

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Possibly harmful blue-green algae blooms reported in Cazenovia Lake

Swimmers warned to avoid patches of green water

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of blue-green algal blooms in Cazenovia Lake. This type of algae can be irritating – even toxic – to humans in large enough concentrations, and the DEC is recommending no one drink the lake water and swimmers be sure to avoid contact with any floating rafts, scums and discolored water.

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Spafford town board to hold public hearing on nature preserves

The Spafford town board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 to hold a public hearing on two proposed local laws to establish Planned Development Districts (PDD) in the town, both of which will become nature preserves with hiking trails under the guidance of the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

Third Annual Rally for the Cure to be held this Friday

The Third Annual Rally for the Cure/Traci Morey Zimmer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held this Friday, Aug. 16 at the Radisson Greens Golf Course in Baldwinsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. shotgun start. A cocktail reception will follow.

Caz Rowing Club celebrates 20 years with party

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.

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Critz Farms announces return of The Blueberry Jam music festival

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.

CACDA receives grant from community foundation

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.

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Tour de Trees visits Skaneateles

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.

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Have you seen this bird?

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.

Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race to benefit Madison County

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.

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Skaneateles boat show endures poor weather

Boats, boat culture and boat enthusiasts were all present at the 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held in Skaneateles last weekend.

Lorenzo Driving Competition Sunday Pleasure Drive to include Cazenovia Village and Town roads

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.