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Critz Farms is a family owned business

Critz Farms is a family owned business that was established in 1985. Recognized by the New York State Department of Economic Development as recipients of the New York State Agritourism Business of the Year Award, the farm operation centers on diversified agriculture with a family entertainment focus.

Critz Farms consists of approximately 325 acres of land, situated just 3 1/2 miles south of scenic Route 20, Cazenovia, New York, in Madison County. The Syracuse area is less than 30 minutes from this beautiful Central New York farm. Owners Matthew and Juanita Critz live on the farm and their three adult children remain involved in the business during different times of the year.

A wide variety of crops are grown at Critz Farms. The primary crops are pumpkins, apples, and conifer trees. Tree varieties include balsam fir, fraser fir, white pine, white, blue, and Norway spruce; for use as Christmas trees as well as for landscaping purposes. Other crops include gourds, decorative corn, blueberries, and flowers. Farm products include farm fresh sweet apple cider, New York cheddar cheese, pure maple syrup and other maple products, as well as balsam fir wreaths.

We welcome visitors to Critz Farms throughout the year, beginning in March for our Maple Syrup Celebration. In the summer we are open for pick-your-own berries. The fall brings our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are open for Holiday Family Fun.

We hope you enjoy visiting our web site, and we invite you to come out to the Farm and experience some of the many fun and exciting things we have to offer.

Critz Farms
3232 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035 Phone:800-442-3225
Fax:(315)662-3040
email:info@critzfarms.com

http://critzfarms.com/

Critz Farms is a family owned business

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2009 @ 11:55 am by Curt
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masterworks_chorale Central New YorkREQUIEM and MAGNIFICAT
Exciting, New John Rutter Repertoire for Our Chorale
Sunday  March  22, 2008
First English Lutheran Church
501 James St., Syracuse

MasterWorks Chorale was founded as Marcellus Chorale in 1965 by Dr. Joseph Centrone, the Chorale’s first conductor. Dr. Centrone formed a chorus from four church choirs in Marcellus, New York. The present conductor, Maureen McCauley, assumed leadership in 1977.

Throughout the years, Chorale has presented a wide variety of performances. Christmas concerts have ranged from cabarets with choreography and costumes, to joint concerts with local choirs, high school groups, and handbell choirs. Original productions of popular choral arrangements with choreography, dialogue, and costuming were presented for many years. Marcellus Chorale performed jointly with other community choral groups, including the Oneida Area Civic Chorale, Endwell Community Chorus, Oswego Festival Chorus, and Mt. Carmel Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

MasterWorks Chorale, Inc.
PO Box 27
Marcellus, NY  13108
mwcinfo@masterworkschoralecny.org

Gradually an increasing emphasis was placed upon performing classical music. In 1988, Marcellus Chorale reorganized and incorporated as an auditioned group with the purpose of presenting choral masterworks.

The Chorale voted to change the name of the musical organization to MasterWorks Chorale in 196 to more adequately describe the music performed and to reflect the fact that members come from a wide geographical area. Since that time, the repertoire has focused upon works of major composers such as Verdi’s Requiem Mass, the Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Vespers, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer.

In keeping with the goal of presenting the finest in choral music to Central New York audiences, MasterWorks Chorale often employs professional soloists and orchestral accompaniment.

Presently the singers hail from three counties: Onondaga, Oswego, and Cayuga. The hallmark of participation is a desire to aspire to the highest artistic standards.

MasterWorks Chorale welcomes vocalists who embrace the classics. Come join a dedicated group of singers who enjoy performing great works of the masters.
There are generally three major performances each year. The winter concert features one or more major works by classical composers. MasterWorks Chorale is also available for subscription concerts.

MasterWorks Chorale performs throughout Central New York, principally in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties. Performance locations have included Auburn, Aurora, Camillus, Marcellus, Skaneateles, Syracuse and Oswego.

Our orchestra musicians have typically come from the ranks of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. In seasons past, we collaborated with the Auburn Chamber Orchestra to present Mozart’s Requiem, and with the Syracuse Chorale in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and the Berlioz Requiem.

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2008 @ 8:33 am by Curt
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CNY Theatre Pipe Organ Society Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 14 2008

Hours:

Doors open at 7:00pm, Concert starts at 7:30pm
Description:

Presenting Mr. Ned Spain in his debut performance on the world famous Syracuse Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
Website: www.jrjunction.com
Price:

Non-member admission – Adults $15.00, children $2.00
Building: NewTimes Theater at the McNeil & Co. Art and Home Center
Phone: 315-451-6551

Posted: Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 7:33 pm by Curt
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CNY Model Train Fair

November 1 to November 2  2008
 
Hours: Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Description: One of the Northeast’s largest shows! 50+ Operating model rail roads, 100+vendors, Finger Lakes Railway train rides, 150,000 square feet of displays! Sponsored by the Central New York Chapter, National Railway Historical Society.
 
Website: cnynrhs.org
Price: Adults $8.00, weekend pass $12.00, seniors & children under 15 $5.00 
Building: Americraft Center of Progress & Toyota Exhibit Center 
Phone:  315-488-8208
 

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2008 @ 8:20 am by Curt
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CNY Wine & Chocolate FestivalNovember 29  2008
CNY Wine & Chocolate Festival 
Hours: Session 1 from 1:00-4:00pm, Session 2 from 5:00-8:00pm
Description: Enjoy wine samples from a wide variety of Finger Lakes region wineries, and indulge your tastebuds with fine chocolate, cheeses and other gourmet delights. You will be tempted with spa services, fine jewelry, items for your home and much more. Everyone gets a free wine glass with a paid admission! Save money! Buy your tickets online now for a special advance price, and avoid lines at the box office!
 
Website: cnywineandchocolate.com
Price: Per session: Adults $20.00, Designated drivers & children $10.00
 
Building: Horticulture Building 
Phone:  315-471-9597
New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm by Curt
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