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Caregivers in crisis: New York ranks 48th in support for family caregivers

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.

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L.L. Bean arrives in Cazenovia

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.

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Owera Vineyards to host Taste of Cazenovia in grand opening event

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.

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Caz artist raises $225 for stray animals

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.

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Caz College students design holiday cards for CRIS

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.

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Caz Lions Club names Langan, Pfohl as Students of the Month

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.”

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NAHOF wins PBS Abolition Map of America Contest

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.

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Cazenovia Lions raffle off 50” TV

Joan McKissick, of Manlius, recently won a 50-inch LG Plasma Television in the annual Cazenovia Lions Club’s TV Raffle.

CRIS, CASA, Project CAFÉ to host event

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.

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Creating an environment for cultural expression

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.

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Cazenovians lend learned hands to S.U.

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.

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The Centers at St. Camillus reports successful ‘Stop Hunger’ campaign

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

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Hundreds attend 11th Annual Caz Men’s Night Out

For the 11th year, local men gathered in downtown Cazenovia to complete their holiday shopping under the cover of darkness while enjoying some camaraderie.

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Smith wins year-worth of groceries

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.

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Have yourself a merry local Christmas

Want to get the people on your gift list something unique this year? Why not try something from one of Central New York’s many locally-owned businesses? To get you started, here’s an A-to-Z primer, with descriptions and suggestions. Got your own favorites? Feel free to share on our Facebook page.

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