Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 95 years
For four generations, the Speach Family Candy Shoppe has been supplying Syracuse’s sweet tooth with its renowned brickle, chocolate bars and more. Now, owner Michael Speach is giving back to the community and his fellow small business owners with Speach’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.
The lack of available help from senior care agencies is just one of the reasons New York state was ranked 48th in a 2011 national report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation out of 50 states with regard to support for its family caregivers. Caregivers also face extensive waiting lists for adult day care programs and rehab facilities, a lack of support for in the work environment, limited or no access to transportation and inadequate informational resources regarding care options for their loved ones. And with the Baby Boomer generation moving into their golden years, the problem is only going to get worse.
Lakeland Park chosen for company's newest Outdoor Discovery School
Less than two weeks after discussions began, it’s official: L.L. Bean has chosen Cazenovia Lake as the location of its latest “Outdoor Discovery School.” “The eagle has landed,” Trustee Jim Joseph, who coordinated the deal for the village, said into his cell phone Saturday afternoon, June 1, as he and other village board members watched the green L.L. Bean trailer full of kayaks back into place near the public swimming area in Lakeland Park.
After two years of planning and development, Owera Vineyards, located at 5276 East Lake Road, will open to the public and present Taste of Cazenovia on Wednesday, June 12. Owera will offer a VIP tasting hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include an exclusive tour of the winery, tastes of select Owera wines such as new release Frontenac Gris, hors d’oeurves, delicious foods direct from local farmers and a commemorative Taste of Cazenovia wine glass.
Student drew pictures, donated funds to Wanderers’ Rest
Last year, a fourth grader at Burton Street Elementary School spent her extracurricular time raising money in hopes of donating to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Canastota.
Three designs to be sent to CRIS-CAT volunteers
Students in Dan Salamida’s illustration class at Cazenovia College designed holiday cards for Community Resources for Independent Seniors to send to people who volunteer for the CRIS-CAT program.
Every year, the Cazenovia Lions Club honors a number of local students for their academic and civil accomplishments by honoring them as a “Student of the Month.”
Last month, the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro joined in partnership with “American Experience” on the Abolitionist Map of America — an interactive website that explores events, characters and locations connected to the anti-slavery movement.
Joan McKissick, of Manlius, recently won a 50-inch LG Plasma Television in the annual Cazenovia Lions Club’s TV Raffle.
Local organizations Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS), Cazenovia Area Senior Association (CASA) and Project CAFÉ are collaborating to hold “A Warm Mexican Afternoon” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 in Common Grounds, at 35 Albany St.
Local dentist invests to bring community the Baldwinsville School of Music
John Damiano has combined his passion for music with his savvy business smarts to bring the Baldwinsville School of Music to the community.
Hancock, Koennecke assist Syracuse University Law School class
On Monday, Dec. 10 at Syracuse Law School, a panel of judges, lawyers and law professors, known as the Room 400 Supreme Court, “decided” one of the most significant and closely-watched cases on the current United States Supreme Court docket.
In an effort to put an end to hunger in our community, The Centers at St. Camillus and Sodexo Senior Services recently partnered on a “Stop Hunger” food drive campaign
For the 11th year, local men gathered in downtown Cazenovia to complete their holiday shopping under the cover of darkness while enjoying some camaraderie.
Cazenovia resident wins Tops Supermarket giveaway
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Tops Friendly Markets announced Patricia Smith, of Cazenovia, was the fifth winner of free groceries for a year — as part of Tops’ 50th Anniversary Free For All Grocery Giveaway.