VFW Contributes Toward Mural Fund

(Canastota, NY – May 2013) The Village of Canastota, in partnership with the Canastota Canal Town Museum, received a grant in January from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission. The grant was contingent on receiving matching funds. Contributing to the matching funds was Canastota’s VFW Post 600.

The grant, along with matching funds, will […]

Olivares Returns for Boxing Festivities

Boxing Hall of Fame news

(Canastota, NY – May 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced legendary bantamweight and featherweight champion Ruben “El Puas” Olivares will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 6 to 9.

“Ruben Olivares was a dynamic puncher […]

Canastota Public Library Proposes Budget Increase; Vote is May 7

(Canastota, NY- April 2013) The Board of Trustees of the Canastota Public Library announces that it will hold a budget vote for fiscal year 2013-2014 on Tuesday May 7 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Library in the Lawson Community Room located in the lower level. The Library is located at 102 W. Center […]

Actress Rosie Perez Named Grand Marshal for Parade of Champions

International Boxing Hall of Fame news

(Canastota, NY – April 16, 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Academy Award nominated actress and Emmy nominated choreographer Rosie Perez has been named Grand Marshal of the 24th Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m.

“Whether […]

Canastota Library Begins Seed Exchange

Pictured is the Canastota Public Library’s new seed exchange display.

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) It’s spring and the Canastota Public Library is celebrating with something new. We’re starting The Canastota Seed Exchange. A Seed Exchange is just what you would imagine. The basic idea is that you come to the library […]

New Dental Practice Up and Running

Pictured is Dr. Virinder Modgil DDS with his family and staff at his Camden dental practice. Modgil recently opened a second dental practice in Canastota.

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) Dr. Virinder Modgil opened his new dental practice in Canastota Feb. 21, which will also serve as his home with his wife, […]

Mama Pajama Celebrates Spring

Canastota Public Library News

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) Are you ready to celebrate spring with your preschooler? Well, spring has sprung and Mama Pajama wants to celebrate at the Canastota Public Library on Thursday April 18 at 10 a.m. Mama Pajama and her Playhouse will be waiting for you and your […]

Canastota Designated as ‘Trail Town’

First in the state, North Country Trail Association plans dedication April 20

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The Village of Canastota and the Central New York Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will come together on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate Canastota’s official designation as an NCTA “Trail Town.” The event will take place […]

DeMarco, Palamino to Attend Boxing Festivities

Boxing Hall of Fame News

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced 1950s welterweight champion Tony DeMarco and Hall of Fame welterweight champion Carlos Palomino will return to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set fo rJune 6 to 9.

“During the 1950s, […]

Trustee Argues use of Tasers

Did not support purchase, will not support use

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) A discussion on Tasers and a policy set forth by Canastota Police Chief James Zophy got a bit heated at the regular board meeting of the Canastota Village Board of Trustees April 1.

A decision to not enter into […]

Curious George to Make GSC Appearance

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) Curious George Swings into Spring at the Great Swamp Conservancy will be presented April 13 at the GSC activity barn, 8375 North Main St., Canastota.

Co-sponsored with WCNY-TV there will be a special sneak peek preview of the new TV special, “Curious George Swings into Spring.”

In addition, attendees will […]

1950s TV Star to Attend BHOF Weekend

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced welterweight contender and 1950s television star Gasper Ortega will return to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“Gasper Ortega was one of the most popular fighters on television during the […]