A goal of the Cazenovia Chamber is to bring
more information to the Cazenovia public. We are motivated to keep our shops and businesses frequented by residents as well as visitors. Shop and keep it LOCAL  View our latest newsletter

Madison County Office for the Aging  – Our mission is to advocate, assist, and provide services that enrich the quality of life and promote the independence and dignity of older individuals and their families.

Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc. (CAP) is a community based not-for-profit that has been serving low income and vulnerable families in Madison County for 34 years. Established in 1983, we partner with our clients and provide information, assistance, and support so they can gain the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to reach their full potential. We work closely with a large number of community partners such as local churches, schools, community foundations, other non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies to provide comprehensive services to low-income families. In 2016, we expanded our service area to include Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Stories told through: Personal narratives, Correspondence & Visual Materials

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.
P.O. Box 1209   100 Eaton Street, Morrisville, N.Y. 13408    (315) 684-3001

Madison County Reads Ahead has an immediate need for volunteers to tutor adults seeking their high school equivalency. We currently have ten adults on a waiting list for tutors in the Oneida and Canastota area, with more calls coming in. These adults are ready to take that next big step. Education is powerful and provides many opportunities; please think about sharing your time and talents! Come hear about our program and then decide if it is right for you.
To sign up to attend, or if you have questions, please contact Tara Truett, Program Director at or call 315-345-1468

Walk a Monday Mile to Start Your Healthy Monday
So what exactly is the Monday Mile?
The Monday Mile is one-mile route mapped out for you as fun way to get in your daily exercise and helps to jump start your week.  Walking has numerous health benefits; it can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve balance and coordination, and strengthen bones and muscles!
All of our Monday Mile locations are marked with signs that contain maps, directional arrows, and distance markers so all you have to do is follow the signs.  How easy is that?  Walking the Monday Mile is also a great way to visit the scenic locations across Central New York!

The need is great. You can make a real difference in a child’s life.
Youth Mentor. or Community Action Partnership.
If you love young people and enjoy a volunteer experience with meaningful results,
Youth Mentoring is for you!!
The basic commitment is to meet with a local youth for one hour per week for 18 months.
Youth range in age from 10 – 14 years old. These are crucial years for young people to develop the social and academic skills needed for a successful life. There are 50 youth waiting for mentors in Madison County.

Cancer Services Program of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties
For many people in this economy, something simple like preventive healthcare is overlooked if they do not have health insurance, or if their health insurance is inadequate. The Cancer Services Program of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties may be able to help men and women, ages 40 and older, get routine health screenings at no cost to them.  Please call us at 315-798-5248, or 1-800-541-0151, ext. 5248 for more information and to see if you qualify for this valuable service. The application process is quite simple, and is done right over the phone. There is no need to provide income documents or other documents for eligibility.

As an enhancement to our free medical clinic listings we now provide sliding scale treatment clinics. Sliding fee scale are variable prices for services due to customers ability to pay. Medical and dental fees are reduced due to many factors. That is why you need to call the clinic directly on these sliding fee scale clinics.
We also provide income based clinics. These clinics are HRSA Health Centers. You pay what you can afford based on your income.

Here is a schedule of local Rabies Vaccination Clinics 2018

Volunteering at From the Ground Up (FTGU) Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.
FTGU is a therapeutic horsemanship program for people with special needs. The program offers specially designed lessons for children and adults with personal challenges to find strength and independence through the power of the horse.
Like Horses and the Outdoors?? Here’s a Chance to Be Part of an Empowering Program!!

New Woodstock Historical Society   Find us on Facebook
or email us at:

The Madison County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance the county’s heritage for the people of Madison County and those studying the county’s heritage.  The society’s headquarters, Cottage Lawn, located in Oneida, is an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa designed by prominent architect Alexander Jackson Davis.  Cottage Lawn is preserved and operated as a historic museum.

Madison County History
Matthew Urtz, Madison County, NY Historian
(315) 366-2453

There are lots of fun and exciting events this fall throughout Madison County.  Do not forget to check out our website and if you want an up to the minute listing of everything happening now and in the future become a fan of Madison County NY History on Facebook.

On Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Homeville Museum at the CNY Living History Center will be hosting their 3rd Annual Holiday Model Train Fun for All Ages!  This Holiday event will have special electric model trains, including The Polar Express and Elf on the Shelf, for visitors to enjoy.  Regular admission includes all this plus craft activities and readings from the book The Polar Express.  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 children aged six and up, free for children under 5 and military members. For more information, please contact the CNY Living History Center at 607-299-4185.

On Saturday February 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm the Oneida County History Center will host a kickoff event for Black History Month  the Vote.  The Utica/Oneida County Branch of the NAACP will kick off Black History Month with its annual program at the Oneida County History Center, with a special theme of “African Americans and the Vote.”  The ties in with two important anniversaries in American History, the centennial of the 19th Amendment (Woman Suffrage) and the sesquicentennial of the 15th Amendment (Giving African-American men the right to vote).  Program speakers include County Legislator Evon Ervin, Councilman Delvin Moody, poetry recitals, dance presentations, music and more. 

On Saturday February 1st at 1:00 pm the Fabius Historical Society will have a special presentation by Craig Riker at the Fabius Community Center.  Riker, the Chief Engineer at Channel 9, will talk about the history of TV channel.  There is no charge for this event.  Light refreshments will be served following the event.  For more information please contact Sandra Beglinger at 315-683-5878.

On Sunday February 9th at 3:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House welcomes Mike Powell for a special concert in the Big Hall.  Prolific storyteller Mike Powell is an underground messenger of blue-collar soul, and he brings his unique brand of “atomic folk” to the Oneida Community Mansion House.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.  For more information please call 315-363-0745 or visit

On Wednesday February 19th at 5:00 pm the Hamilton Public Library will host a special presentation on the 125th anniversary of the great Hamilton fire.  On the evening of February 19th, 1895 a fire which started in the back of a building would go on to burn down the majority of the Hamilton Business District.  Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz and members of the Hamilton Historic Commission will tell the story of the fire, the damage it caused and the construction of a new business district.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call 315-824-3060.

On Monday February 24th at 6:00 pm the Genealogy Interest Group will host a roundtable discussion about conferences at the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors building.  This month’s meeting is all about conferences.  The group will talk about various types of conference including the upcoming NYS conference and attend the pros and cons of attending conferences.  Attendees are encouraged to talk about their own experiences.  There is not charge for this event and anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited.  The GSAR building is located at 5958 East Taft Rd. in North Syracuse.  For more information please email Susan Proch at

On Saturday February 29th at 1:00 pm the CNY Living History Center will host a special presentation by New York Air National Guard Captain Matthew Abraham.  Abraham will follow up his 2019 presentation on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with a new talk highlighting New York state’s contributions to the space program.  Abraham is a pilot in the Air National Guard and an avid NASA Historian.  Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors & AAA members; $4 for children 6-18 and free for children 5 & under, members and active duty military.  For more information please call 607-299-4185 or email   

  Matthew Urtz,  Madison County, NY Historian
138 N. Court St. Bldg. #4  Wampsville, NY 13163
Madison County, NY History

Don’t Get Stuck: Syringes and Recyclables Don’t Mix

There are 19 people working at the Madison County ARC Recycling center on Buyea Road. Every day, they must be on the lookout for recycled items containing used hypodermic needles. Why? Because some of the residents of Madison County are not putting their used syringes in the proper biohazard containers.
Madison County, the Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation and the employees of the ARC Recycling Center are asking that you do the responsible thing: place all used syringes in bright red biohazard containers.

DO NOT place syringes in everyday plastic bottles. Use the red biohazard containers.
The bright red biohazard containers are FREE for the asking at all pharmacies in Madison County – all one has to do is ask and they will be handed a free container.

For more information please call the Madison County Dept. of Solid Waste at 315-361-8408

  Electronic Recycling

The collection site for all Madison County e-waste and Central New York is located at LOJO Technology, 327 Farrier Ave., in Oneida, NY a subsidiary of Madison Cortland ARC in cooperation with the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation. There will be no charge for any E-waste recycled at this facility.

Questions on the electronics program can be answered by calling 315-363-3014.

The state law will eventually prohibit the disposal of electronic waste in New York State by all consumers, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

PO Box 635, Wampsville, NY 13163
Public Information Officer
Recycling Coordinator

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