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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

(For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit

www.skaneateles.com

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Thru December 22

HOLIDAY: HABAUSA will be open for the Holidays! Store Hours: Tues, Wed

& Fri. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Thurs. 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For over 70

years HABA has been inventing high quality toys which reveal a world of fun and learning! A lot

of great gifts for big kids too!!

Tuesday, November 20

CHAMBER EVENT: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dickens Kick off party at M&T

Bank

. A Special surprise will be given to all of our Dickens Sponsors. The Chamber of Commerce

Foundation’s way to say Thank you to all of our Dickens sponsors. Kick off party is sponsored by

VerizonFios Business Solutions, Anyela’s Vinyards and M&T Bank. Many thanks to Don Agate,

chef at The Krebs for preparing our appetizers!

Wednesday, November 21

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, November 21

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, November 21

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, November 22

THANKSGIVING DAY: Sherwood Inn (315) 685-3405, Mirbeau Inn

(315) 685-5006 will be serving Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Call early for reservations.

Thursday, November 22 Lake House Pub

, 6 Genesee St. Thanksgiving Day hours: 8:30 AM –

Noon and 7:00 PM to Close!

Thursday, November 22 Johnny Angels

is serving breakfast from 7:00 AM – Noon.

Thursday, November 22

Local Turkey Trot! Gather with friends and family in Clift Park for a

9:00 AM informal run. Donations accepted for the local food pantry!

Friday, November 23

FESTIVAL: Noon. Dickens Christmas World’s Smallest Parade. 12:10 PM

opening ceremonies on the front porch of the Sherwood House (located next door to the

Sherwood Inn).

SKANEATELES SKINNY

SKANEATELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEKLY UPDATE

November 20, 2012

Friday, November 23

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Kristin Gitler & David Goldman at Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24

MOVIE: In The Family. 11/23 @ 1 & 8 PM; 11/24 @

8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00

online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 23, 24 & 25

OPEN HOUSE & ANTIQUES SALE: Enjoy

hot cider, goodies & great bargains as you shop for that unique gift! Vintage, collectibles, home

decor & more! Sale continues Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Take Rt. 41A south from Skaneateles 12 mi. to

5963 New Hope Rd. 13118. Tel: 315/497-2688 newhopeantiques.com Visit us on facebook!

Saturday, November 24

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Larry Hoyt. Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, November 24

OPEN HOUSE: 11 AM – 7 PM at Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm,

Rt 20. Fresh cut & live Christmas Trees & Wreaths, hot cocoa, cookies, live music, & great gift

ideas too. (315) 751-5657.

Saturday, November 24

WINE LUNCHEON: Inns of Aurora continues its Epicurean Series with

its very local Bet the Farm Wine Luncheon. The lunch will begin with a reception at noon in the

Lakeside Room of the Aurora Inn and includes three paired courses as well as a wine reception.

Cost is $45 plus tax and gratuity.The Aurora Inn is located at 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY

13026. Reservations can be made by calling (315)-364-8888.

Sunday, November 25

MUSIC: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saxophonist John Spillett will perform at

the

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Tuesday, November 27

HISTORY: 7:30 PM The Skaneateles Historical Society November

Program – Kihm Winship will talk about not-so-famous but nevertheless fascinating cottagers

who have graced our lake’s shore, including a Chicago political power who always delivered his

ward, a Confederate private who was captured at Fort Fisher and an officer whose wife carried

messages for Jefferson Davis, an attorney whose daughters were pioneering feminists, a society

woman who was sufficiently down-to-earth to rescue four boys whose boat capsized, a man who

gave away 50 acres on the lake when he couldn’t find a buyer, and a woman who invited guests

to her home but didn’t come downstairs to meet them. He will also talk about a famous cottager

said to live here who actually never did, and reveal the truth about Martin Revson and Dr. Joyce

Brothers. The Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St. www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

(315) 685-1360.

Wednesday, November 28

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, November 28

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, November 28

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM and Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, November 29

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, November 30

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mike MacDonald. Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, November 30

SKANEATELES SINGS: 6:00 – 7:30 Skaneateles Sings, sponsored by

KeyBank. Gather at the Skaneateles Library where Father Christmas will greet the children. At

6:30, a candle light dedication of the crèche will take place. Christmas caroling to the gazebo

immediately following the dedication with remarks by Mayor Marty Hubbard and announcement

of the coloring contest winners. Reception at United Methodist Church with entertainment for the

children. (315) 685-0552.

Saturday, December 1

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Edgy Folk. Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, November 30 & December 1

MOVIE: Samsara. 11/30 @ 8 PM, 12/1 @ 1

PM & 8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance

online $5.00/person $6.00 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturdays December 1, 8, 15

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM The Friends of the

Skaneateles Library holiday book sale at the

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. Gently

used books specially selected for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library

Assoc.

Sundays, December 2, 9 & 16

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM The Friends of the

Skaneateles Library holiday book sale at the

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. Gently

used books specially selected for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library

Assoc.

Saturday, December 1

FAIR: 10 AM – 5 PM. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St.

Lakeside Artistry Holiday Fair.

Sunday, December 2

OPEN HOUSE: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Holiday Open House by the

Skaneateles Historical Society at

The Creamery Museum. Browse the gift shop for unique gifts

and learn all about the History of Skaneateles. Refreshments will be served. (315) 685-1360.

The Creamery Museum is open throughout December on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1 – 4 PM.

Tuesday, December 4

COOKING CLASS: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Inns of Aurora continues its

cooking class series with Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails, focusing on show-stopping appetizers and

exquisite cocktails sure to impress.

Aurora Inn’s Lakeside Room, 391 Main St., Aurora. Cost:

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity. A full list of the Inns of Aurora cooking classes can be seen

at http://innsofaurora.com/food-wine/cooking-classes/. The Aurora Inn is located at 391 Main

Street, Aurora, NY 13026. Reservations can be made by calling (315)-364-8888.

Wednesday, December 5

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside’s Café, 35 Fennell St. (315)

685-0379 or

www.creeksidebooks.com $1.00 admission.

Wednesday, December 5

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, December 5

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM and Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, December 6

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside’s

Café

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Thursday, December 6

HOLIDAY: 4:30 PM Annual “Light up a Life” Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Hoopes Park Gazebo. Caroling by Casey Park & Genesee Elementary School students, light

refreshments in the Hoopes Park Clubhouse before and after the Tree Lighting. Contributions to

“Light up a Life” are made in memory/honor of a loved one or friend. Donations help support

Hospice’s

mission of providing quality end-of-life care in our community. (315) 255-2733.

 

FIRST FRIDAY IN SKANEATELES: December 7, 2012

 

Join Skaneateles shops and galleries for an evening of art, artist openings,

 

Demonstrations, and music from 6 – 9 PM (unless otherwise noted)

 

May thru December! Don’t forget to have your Dance Card stamped for your chance to enter

 

into a drawing for a gift basket donated by one of our participating galleries! Maps available at

 

participating merchants!

 

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“Inspired Tidings: Annual Holiday Show” at Gallery 54 opens. Inspired Tidings”

features new pieces by Gallery 54 artists that are inspired by the holiday season.

Entertainment by Christopher Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp. Meet the artists and enjoy

refreshments at First Friday at Gallery 54, “Inspired Tidings” runs through December.

Gallery 54 is located at 54 E. Genesee St. and specializes in fine art and craft created by

CNY artists. (315) 685-5470 .www.gallery54cny.com. Hours: Sun – Thurs 10-5, Fri – Sat

10-6.

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Snake Oil Glassworks announces their Annual Holiday Open House. This year the Holiday

open house will be on First Friday. Be their guest for glassblowing demonstrations, holiday

hors d’ ouevres and refreshments. The hot shop will be open for your viewing pleasure

and the gallery store for holiday shopping. Their regular gallery hours are Thursday and

Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-5 pm and Sunday 11-4 pm. We will have extended store

hours from Monday, December 17th through Monday, December 24th. Please call or check

out the website for details.

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Join Gallery UTD/Unite Two Design for First Friday. UTD creates furniture, jewelry, and

gift items from reclaimed materials, found objects, and flea market finds. This month you

will find unique gift items for the season. As always ; refreshments will be served. Gallery

UTD is located at 37 Fennell Street. (next door to Creekside).

Friday, December 7

MUSIC: 7:30 PM at Creekside’s Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Open to

the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, December 7

FOOD: The Inns of Aurora continues its Epicurean Series with a big band

inspired Prohibition Era Cocktail Party. The swinging evening will begin in the Aurora Inn’s

lakeside speakeasy at 7:00 p.m.—with a live jazz band beginning at 7:30 p.m.—and includes

heavy Hors D’oeuvres and classic, yet approachable, cocktails featuring liquors from the master

mixers at Finger Lakes Distilling. The Inns will be creating house-made elderflower liquor,

lavender simple syrup, and bourbon cherries as well. Cost: $50 plus tax & gratuity per person. A

full list of the Inns of Aurora cooking classes can be seen at http://innsofaurora.com/foodwine/

cooking-classes/. The Aurora Inn is located at 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026.

Reservations can be made by calling (315)-364-8888.

Saturday, December 8

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9

OPEN HOUSE: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Snake Oil

Glassworks invites you to be their guest for glassblowing demonstrations, holiday hors d’ouevres

and refreshments. The hot shop will be open for your viewing pleasure and the gallery store for

holiday shopping. Their regular gallery hours are Thursday & Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-5 pm

and Sunday 11-4 pm. We will have extended store hours from Monday, December 17th through

Monday, December 24th. Please call or check out the website for details.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VILLAGE HISTORIAN TO RETIRE

Pat Blackler, who has been Village Historian since 1996, is retiring as of December 31, 2012. Over

the past 16 years, Pat has spent countless hours researching and educating people on the history of our

community. She is always eager to help others discover the history of their home or family in Skaneateles.

For many years she has helped give tours to 4th graders who love to hear her stories. While we will still

be seeing her at

The Museum at The Creamery, we wish to publicly thank her for being such a valuable

resource to our museum and to the entire community.

Please join us at our Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2, to help honor Pat. There will be

a special presentation at 2:00. Stop by and help us celebrate Pat’s retirement. If you cannot attend,

please feel free to drop her a card or email.

Victory Sports Enterprises LLC Lighting Variance Public Hearing Continuation has been rescheduled. The

board has extended the public comment period until December 3, 2012. They welcome letters & emails.

Happy 20

th Anniversary Imagine! Congratulations Joe Panzarella, family and staff. Stop in and say

“Happy Anniversary” to the staff and receive a 20% discount on all items through Thanksgiving!

Are you are a small company that would like to celebrate the holidays like Big companies? The

Hilton

Garden Inn Auburn

is providing you with the opportunity! The Hilton Inn, is opening its Vineyard

Ballroom for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a buffet featuring fresh local cuisine, and fun local

entertainment by Los Blancos. Cost: $60.00 per person including taxes and service charge. Contact Sara

Cowhig at (315) 252-5511.

www.auburn.hgi.com

Order your Holiday Wreath –

Fleur-de-lis Florist is taking orders for your Holiday Wreaths. The price will

remain at $39.95 for these street size wreaths despite the rising costs of the product over the last few

years. This years ribbon is gorgeous red velvet with a glitzy green stripe. They will be hung up by Richard

at Fleur-de-lis Florist and you can remove it at your leisure. Please call 685-3484 to place your order. We

will be calling everyone over the next couple of weeks, it would be great to inform your staff as to not to

have to repeat recalling. Thanks, Sandra Schmidt

Looking for the perfect hostess gift for your next holiday party or get-together? You will find the perfect

gift at

1st National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. Some suggestions of gifts that can be found at 1st National

Gifts are: Chilled wine bags, decorative candles, Beatrice Ball serve ware, unique cutting boards, cheese

mice for labeling, flour sack dish cloths & name holders are just a few ideas for you. (315) 685-5454 or

email

info@firstnationalgifts.com online at www.firstnationalgifts.com

SECNY Credit Unions

are running a special promotion “Fifties For Fun!” through December 31, 2012

where anyone who uses one of their branch ATMs could get a surprise $50 bill in their cash. Questions call

any branch or Skaneateles branch at (315) 554-8070.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit their website for more

information at

www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350. November programs: 11/17 Star Party.

December programs:

SALES:

OFFICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:

Two file cabinets, both in good condition. Four drawer lateral file

cabinet. 36” wide by 18” deep by 52-1/2” high $50.00; Two drawer file cabinet 16-1/4” deep by 15” wide

by 28” high $20.00 Call Linda Cline, Halo Branded Solutions. (W) 685-1725, (C) 729-9485 or email

linda.cline@halo.com

$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or

fish). Festive music & decorations in a fun friendly family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free.

Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out

available.

www.joespastagarage.com

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE/RENT/SALE:

Outside the Box Business Solutions

announces conference room facility rental now available at their

location at

37 Fennell Street, Skaneateles. Convenient, pleasant facilities for your ¼, ½, or full day

meetings. Email

info@otbbs.net for more information.

Charming historic village building located at

9 E. Genesee St. two floors approx 1850 sf (subdivided)

Prime Main Street location for retail, office and/or restaurant. Finished interior includes kitchenette, two

bathrooms, ample closet & dry basement storage, handicap access to the first floor, original banister,

beautiful southern exposure. Two tenant parking spaces included, & huge municipal lot for patrons located

directly behind the building. Heavy foot & car traffic. Brokers welcome. For more information please call

(802) 825-6112 or email

9e.genesee@gmail.com

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or Retail Space

#1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located,

Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith

Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please

contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

Professional Office Space available at

Custom Business Services co-op. Excellent opportunity for small

business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all the overhead (Reception area,

upscale conference room, professional presentation/training room, kitchen access, free parking, etc).

Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-8780.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Salvation Army bell ringers are still needed. Please contact the Chamber Office at (315) 685-0552 or

email

csearing@skaneateles.com to sign up for an hour or two.

REOCCURING EVENTS:

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is now open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. Private

tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open on Fridays 1-4 pm, or by

appointment November 1 – Thanksgiving. During Dickens, the Museum will be open Friday, Saturday &

Sunday from 1-4 PM. Looking for a gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and

Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

.

Thru December 21

Beginning November 5, Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery will feature the works of

over 25 local artists. The exhibit includes watercolors by Susi Buschbacher, Judy Hand, Jill Newton, Bob

Ripley and Nancy Scanlon, oil paintings by Barbara Bratt, Karen Burns and Hetty Easter, gouache by Chris

Baker, and pastels by Barbara Delmonico and Ruth Anne Reagan, among many others. The exhibit also

showcases jewelry by Deborah Laun, in addition to photography and sculptures. The majority of the

artwork is for sale, featuring unique gifts just in time for the holidays. Many pieces depict local images and

scenes.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Hours:

Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and

parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support Group on

the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Caregivers are

welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at the same time for a reprieve

during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17 Nelson

St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts

donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of furniture, gently used,

seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home décor, antiques and collectibles. For

more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any questions about the work of Hospice, please call

the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

entertainment at Lake House Pub. (315) 554-9194 or

www.lakehousepub.com

for music schedule. Daily hours Noon – 2 AM.

Every Friday & Saturday

Thomas Barr (acoustic guitar) 9 PM – Midnight at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.

Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Every Saturday

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-5117.

Every Sunday

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)

685-3405.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Candace Searing

Administrative/Staff Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 @ 9:03 am by Curt
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