The Town of Cazenovia yesterday announced that water samples collected in near-shore areas of Cazenovia Lake during the week of Aug. 25 showed elevated counts of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Microscopic examination has confirmed the presence of Microcystis; some species of this cyanobacteria are known to release harmful chemicals. All residents and users of the lake are advised to avoid contact with areas of the lake with visible blooms (where the water appears green or streaky). Do not allow pets in the water. Seek medical assistance if you experience any health problems after exposure. For more information, visit the DEC webpage at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html.
The awards ceremony for all of the junior programs, including Sailfish, Swimming and Sailing, was held on August 14th. A great time was had by all!
WBYC Club Members are invited to join the Cazenovia Children’s House annual Taste of Cazenovia Fundraiser to be held at Willow Bank on Tuesday, September 9th. The evening will feature signature dishes, specialty wines, select craft beers, delicious hard cider and spirits from local food & beverage sponsors. There will also be live music by Frenay and Lenin along with a silent auction. VIP tickets as well as general tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tasteofcazenovia.com. A limited number of general admission tickets will be available for purchase at the gate entrance on the 9th. Members must purchase a ticket if they wish to attend.
The WBYC Flying Dutchman fleet hosted the annual Cuspidor regatta on July 26th and 27th. This year’s regatta saw six boats at the starting line. This is the best turn-out we have had in several years and was certainly welcomed. (more…)
This year’s Labor Day Picnic and Club Awards will be held on Monday, September 1st. The picnic, featuring Dinosaur BBQ, starts at 5PM. Awards start at 6PM. See the flyer for details. RSVP to Elizabeth Koennecke by August 29th for the picnic.