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The next mission of Honor Flight Syracuse to bring veterans of World War II and the Korean War to visit the memorials in their honor in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Oct. 3 — and officials with the Flags of Our Heroes program are currently seeking photographs of deceased veterans of these two wars to bring with them to Washington and be honored through the Flags of Our Heroes program.
Many people know he was here, but few know the details of the village’s first presidential visit
It seems most everyone in Cazenovia knows that at one point in the village’s history President Grover Cleveland came here for a brief visit in 1887. Some people even know that President and Mrs. Cleveland held a reception at Lorenzo and spent the night there. Other than those few details, the visit of a sitting U.S. president to the small Cazenovia community appears to be relatively unknown but, at the time, it was one of the biggest events to ever happen to this small village.
The area around the Cazenovia College quad was a busy place last Friday, as approximately 300 new students, along with their parents and family members, descended on Cazenovia for the annual freshman move-in day and welcome ceremonies.
After 23 years in New Woodstock, Kyle Doan has recently relocated his chiropractic office into the White Lilacs building in downtown Cazenovia and has added a second chiropractor to his practice.
The Nelson Town Board last week discussed four significant issues facing the town in terms of governmental administration and resident safety, and while the board dropped consideration of changing some town offices from elected to appointed, it did move forward on contracting for town ambulance services, improving the safety of a dangerous intersection and creating a process to condemn dangerous buildings.
Hamilton Hearing of Cazenovia is now offering a unique program that will allow people to “test drive” hearing aids for a free 14-day evaluation. The Unitron “Flex-Trial” hearing devices analyze and record what the wearer is hearing, allowing the hearing counselor to recommend the best possible hearing device for the customer.
During its regular monthly meeting last Monday, Aug. 10, the Cazenovia Town Board attended to routine monthly business and had no major issues to address. The board approved one new local law and proposed another, scheduled two public hearings, approved three work contracts and received an update from the town attorney on the status of the ongoing litigation between the town and Owera Vineyards. The board also announced that its next regular monthly meeting, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, will be held in the New Woodstock firehouse and not in the Gothic Cottage.
The retirement of Madison County Court Judge Biagio DiStefano this past April left a vacancy on the county bench that four candidates currently hope to fill. Their first electoral test will come Thursday, Sept. 10, when the Democrat, Republican and Conservative parties all will hold primary elections.
New owner Michael E. Brown now open for business
The former Tait Funeral Home, located at 2333 Fenner Road in Cazenovia, has reopened under a new owner and a new name. Michael E. Brown Funeral Services, LLC, acquired the funeral home as of Aug. 6 and is now open for business.
Life of Reilley Distilling and Wine Company, headquartered in Nelson, celebrated its one-year anniversary in business only last week — and already its three kinds of vodka are selling in 65 outlets across 23 counties in New York state, with requests to expand to California, Arizona, Georgia and New Jersey. But the big news owners Ben and Shioban Reilley announced on social media on Aug. 4 was a different kind of landmark: the upcoming release of their new canned cocktail, “Disco Lemonade.”