CPF announces fall community events – Eagle News Online



CAZENOVIA – The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation (CPF) recently announced their upcoming fall community events.

CPF is a private, non-profit organization that strives to protect the historical, agricultural and natural resources of Cazenovia and the surrounding area for the good of the community and the enjoyment of future generations.

Walk among the spirits

From October 14 to 16, the organization will bring back its annual “Walk Among the Spirits” living history tours after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19.

Guests will be guided by lantern light through the tombstones of the historic Evergreen Cemetery, where they will meet a number of “spirits” who will share their life stories and knowledge of Cazenovia’s past.

“Those who have attended in previous years will see many veteran Walk Among the Spirits cast taking on new roles this year, including Jim Tobey and Cindy Bell Tobey, Pat Carmeli, John Melvin and Matt Dydo,” said the CEO of CPF, Jen Wong. “We will join for the first time this year a father-son team, Levi and Charlie Spiers (5th year). . . This year we will introduce some of the best known former citizens of Cazenovia.

According to Wong, Tobey will play Robert J. Hubbard (1830-1904), a successful businessman and community benefactor responsible for the advancement of the Cazenovia Public Library, while Bell Tobey will play Mary Burr Gibson (1855-1951 ).

“Incidentally, [Cindy] played Mary’s sister, Katherine Ten Eyck Burr Ledyard, at the 2019 Walk Among the Spirits event, ”Wong said. “Additionally, we’ll consider some of our community’s lesser-known former residents, as we shine a light on the Potter’s Field this year and explore the range of stories of those buried there.”

Tours will start every 10 minutes from 7 p.m. and the last tour will leave around 8 p.m. A rainy date is forecast for Sunday October 17th.

Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis on the three evenings of the event. Tickets cost $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for students / seniors (max $ 30 / family). Cash or check preferably; cards accepted.

Community photography competition

CPF’s first annual community photography competition, “Capturing the Best of Cazenovia”, is underway. The deadline for submission is October 15th.

Creative photographers of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to submit photos that reflect Cazenovia’s unique sights and charm and highlight CPF’s mission.

Participants are invited to capture up to five of their favorite photographs of CPF properties, nature, scenic views, historic architecture, agricultural landscapes, local events, aerial scenes, or drone images.

All images should be taken in the Cazenovia Central School District.

A panel of local experts, made up of current and former CPF board members / volunteers with professional photography training, will judge the submissions.

Judges – Anne Saltman, Brooke Dauenhauer, Sarah Cross, Jack Stevens and Wong – will select three photos from each of the following categories: Professional, Adult Amateur, High School / Student and Youth (Grade 8 or under). The public will then have the opportunity to vote on the finalists.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category. Professional and adult amateur winners will receive $ 250, high school / college student will receive $ 100 and youth will receive $ 50.

The winning photographs will be featured on the CPF website and social media pages.

A registration fee of $ 20 is charged for professional and adult amateur registrations. High school / college students and youth submissions are accepted free of charge.

Fall fundraiser

On October 24, CPF will host its fall fundraiser, “A Scenic Sunday”.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a guided tour featuring several CPF properties located between New Woodstock and Cazenovia.

“Some of these properties are the exclusive property of CPF, [while] others are privately owned and CPF holds conservation easements to protect certain features of the property in perpetuity, ”Wong said. “The tour is designed to highlight the range of conservation objectives of properties in CPF’s conservation portfolio: preservation of open spaces and habitat, preservation of farmland and historic preservation.”

During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with light refreshments and speak with the owners of two conservation properties, Sky Hill Farm in New Woodstock and Hillcrest House in Jephson Estate.

“We are very grateful to Stephen and Suzanne Evans of Sky Hill Farm and Linda and Brian Osborne of Hillcrest House for agreeing to be the host sites for this fall tour,” said Wong. While the conservation easement on Hillcrest House relates to the exterior facade of the building and the general layout of the property, Hillcrest House will also be open for tours to see the immaculately preserved interior of the house. visiting Sky Hill Farm, formerly known as Rose Farm, will learn about Suzanne’s dance studio in one of the barns on the property and hear about some of the dance companies that have used this space for workshops over the summer, and learn about the extensive tree planting work undertaken by Stephen Evans since purchasing the property in 2015. ”

Participants will receive full-color booklets describing the unique characteristics of each conservation property along the route, as well as the conservation history and specific conservation values ​​protected at each location.

At 5 p.m., guests will travel to Windridge Estate Redbarn 20 (2555 Route 20) in Cazenovia for a signature cocktail / mocktail and Sunday farm-to-table dinner. Welcomed with jazz music by Nik Lite (a scaled-down version of Nik and the Nice Guys), participants will have the opportunity to view and vote for the finalists in the community photography competition, purchase a wine sweater from $ 20 and bid on a week’s stay at an Adirondack vacation property.

All dinner attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 48 hours) and wear a mask inside when not having dinner.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit cazpreservation.org/fall-2021-fundraiser/.


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