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Two community events will complement the season-long celebration of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.


On the evening of Dec. 5, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings.

The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., local clergy will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts; lighting of the Christmas tree and remarks by Town Supervisor Mary Sennett at the gazebo; a magic show by John Henry Anderson, Wonderful Wizard of the North, at the United Methodist Church (where the Girl Scouts will serve holiday refreshments); and an open house at village stores.

Skaneateles Sings is sponsored by KeyBank and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Skaneateles Garden Club.

First Friday art openings and exhibitions will also take place that evening throughout the village.

During Shop Skaneateles, Dec. 9, visitors are invited to shop throughout the day and Shop, Sip and Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m.

Many village shops will offer free gift-wrapping and refreshments. In the evening, parking will be free village-wide.

Among the merchants offering specials are:

• Imagine – 15 percent off all purchases, excluding consigned fine artwork

• Rhubarb – savings and specials on Swiss Diamond Cookware, Wusthof Cutlery and Cuisinart, plus sampling of gourmet dips

• Gallery 54 – $5 off any purchase

• Infused! – sampling of specialty products

• cate&sally – free gift wrapping and gift registry

• Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce – 20 percent off everything except gift certificates

For more specials, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Dickens Raffle tickets will be available at shops throughout the village, at $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. Prizes are a $1,000 gift certificate from Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a family membership to the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, a $500 Skaneateles shopping spree, two sets of SU Men’s Basketball tickets and a gift basket from Infused!.

Anyone making a purchase that evening will have the choice of a free drink from Creekside coffee bar & books, Joelle’s French Bistro, LakeHouse Pub, the Blue Goose or the Sherwood Inn (restrictions apply).

Shop Skaneateles is sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to Strawberry Fields, which donated the Christmas tree for the gazebo, and Jennifer Miller of Shine, who decorated the gazebo,” says executive director Tara Lynn. “We’d also like to thank the village and town for their financial support of the decorations and the Village Electric Department for its help in putting up the decorations, which will be enjoyed by the community all season long.”  

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 @ 6:45 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, big sing, carolers, roasted chestnuts, strolling Dickens Characters, music, free refreshments, shows at the library, and the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY.

“Worlds Smallest” Christmas Parade Beginning on Fennell Street, right on Jordan Street and ending at the Sherwood House, next door to the Sherwood Inn on Genesee St. (noon)

Contact Info:

315-685-0552
Date: Friday, November 28, 2014 – 12:00 noon
Duration: 4 Hours
Email: info@skaneateles.com

Posted: Friday, November 14th, 2014 @ 4:24 pm by Nakeia Endres
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The Altos Last Anniversary? Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner.

“The Sopranos” become “Moonstruck” in this dysfunctional family farce. Meet the family and find out who the real bosses are. The men or their momma’s? Watch the ziti fly, and the delicious wine flow, as you become part of the family and attend the party of the year. $40 includes buffet dinner, show, and dancing with Restless. Reserve by Sat. Nov 1st and tickets are $35. Please call 315-889-5185/5184 for more information and reservations.

Date(s): 11/08/2014
Location: The Apple Station Winery
5279 Cross Rd.
Cayuga, NY 13034
Time: Show 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Band starts at 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets $35
Telephone: 315-889-5185
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 @ 5:25 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Join us to explore Greece with a five paired course dinner. charred octopus
potato ice cream, preserved lemon, oregano
Antonopoulus Vineyards, Moschofilero 2013

pork & rabbit crepinette
apple confit, mustard
Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Assyrtiko 2013

greek salami
halloumi & spinach croquette, lemon-brandy gastrique
Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Feredini 2013

smoked duck confit
sour cherry consommé, house made pasta, crackling
Antonopoulus Vineyards, Private Collection Red 2006

carved lamb
roasted garlic & potato flan, olive tapenade
Ktima Mitravelas, Estate Red 2011

chocolate
milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mousse, olive oil ice cream, sea salt, mint
Ikara, Begleri 2013

Date(s): 11/08/2014
Location: Aurora Inn
391 Main St.
Aurora, NY 13026
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $75++/person
Telephone: 315-364-8888
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 @ 5:37 pm by Nakeia Endres
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The annual Holiday Feast will take place at the Lodge at Welch Allyn. The evening will feature a cappella & accompanied choral works from the season with the back drop of a sumptuous renaissance dinner.  Participating ensembles will include The Madrigal Choir, Women’s Chamber Choir, Handbell Choir as well as, select instrument groups.  For ticket information visit, www.showtix4U.com or call 291-2296

Friday December 12th – 6:30pm

The Lodge at Welch Allyn

$47 for Adults

$37 for students and children under 12

$27 for performers

Reservations must be made by December 4th

Ticket information:   http://www.showtix4U.com

Posted: Friday, October 31st, 2014 @ 4:50 pm by Nakeia Endres
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