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Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Bands July 19 to 22, 2007

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Bands July 19 to 22, 2007 

80 Bands, 4 Stages, 4 Day & Nights

Donna the Buffalo
Arrested Development
Hugh Masekela
The Cat Empire
Vieux Farka Toure
Preston Frank and his Zydeco Family Band
The Avett Brothers
The Duhks
Samite of Uganda
Shen Don – A Moving Sound
Keith Frank
The Greencards
A Girl in the Sky Productions
John Brown’s Body
Balfa Toujours
Jim Lauderdale
MC Lars
The Song Mountain Monastery
Blackfire
Nawal
Yacouba Diarra and the Spirit Gatherers
Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe
The Horse Flies
The Believers
Crowfoot
The Flying Clouds
dub Addis
Scythian

Posted: Monday, June 11th, 2007 @ 8:16 am by Curt
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Syracuse, New York Jazz Fest 2007 

Host Venue: Onondaga Community College

Site: OCC Campus, Onondaga Hill, Syracuse, NY
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Admission: FREE!

Parking:  $5 per car,  per day

Title Sponsor: M&T Bank

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2007 @ 11:25 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY

 
 
 
 

Syracuse To Host 2007 USA Wakeboard Nationals

Syracuse To Host 2007 USA Wakeboard Nationals

       Top-level wakeboard riders from across the country will compete for national titles at the 2007 USA Wakeboard Nationals, July 12-15, at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, N.Y. Hosted by Onondaga County Parks and the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event provides riders of all ages with an opportunity to be crowned national champions.

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2007 @ 6:06 am by Curt
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Creekside to host Tim Green, local author of Football Genius

Creekside to host Tim Green, local author of Football Genius

Tim is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve highly successful suspense novels, including his newest national bestseller, American Outrage, released in May of 2007, as well the non-fiction New York Times bestseller, The Dark Side of the Game which was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. His last five novels have all been national bestsellers hitting the charts at between #22 and #30 on the New York Times Bestseller list. While his first five novels used professional football as their backdrop, his most recent works have drawn more on his experiences as a lawyer exploring the themes of ambition and revenge.

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Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2007 @ 6:05 am by Curt
Filed under: Events in CNY,Notable Locals

 
 
 
 

In the Shadow of the Cross
Creekside to host Charles L. Bailey, author of In the Shadow of the Cross

[Skaneateles, NY] Creekside Books & Coffee, an independent bookstore and coffeehouse in Skaneateles, is honored to be hosting author Charles L. Bailey on Saturday, June 30th at 1 pm in the bookstore. Mr. Bailey will be discussing his book, In the Shadow of the Cross: The True Account of My Childhood Sexual and Ritual Abuse at the Hands of a Roman Catholic Priest.

“We are happy to be hosting Mr. Bailey. His terrifying but inspiring story is one of hope and we look forward to hearing him read from In the Shadow of the Cross,” says Erika Davis, owner of Creekside Books & Coffee.

About the Author

Charles L. Bailey, Jr. is a husband, father of four, and grandfather of eight. He was born in and continues to reside in Upstate New York. He is a SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) leader, and a guest speaker for several organizations, including Voice of the Faithful, Call to Action, and Coalition of Concerned Catholics. Mr. Bailey is an activist for support of victims and has helped to bring the issue to the attention of New York State politicians who have passed a child sex abuse bill passed in the NYS Assemby.

About In the Shadow of the Cross

In this shocking true story, a childhood victim of sexual abuse from a Catholic priest struggles to recover from his past and becomes an advocate for other victims. In a matter of seconds, author Charles L. Bailey, Jr.’s childhood innocence was destroyed. At the tender age of ten, Bailey became a victim of continuous sexual abuse by his family’s Roman Catholic priest.

In the Shadow of the Cross: The True Account of My Childhood Sexual and Ritual Abuse at the Hands of a Roman Catholic Priest details Bailey’s personal journey of recovery. With candid and shocking details, Bailey reveals how his ill-treatment forever destroyed his innocence and robbed him of identity and faith. But there is also hope in Bailey’s story. Through his work with support groups, such as SNAP, (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), individual counseling, and his renewed faith in God, Bailey has confronted his past and has become an advocate for those impacted by clergy sexual abuse. In the Shadow of the Cross shares his compelling true story and serves as a stark reminder of the haunting legacy of abuse in the church.

“In the Shadow of the Cross is the story of how one man triumphed after childhood abuse. I hope many join us to celebrate the author and this book of recovery and hope,” says Davis.

Creekside Books & Coffee is located at 35 Fennell Street in Skaneateles. The bookstore is the only retail store in the village selling new hardcover and paperback books as well as toys, gifts, greeting cards and other merchandise. The coffeehouse features the freshest roasted coffee in town, a light fare menu and a pleasant atmosphere to relax and enjoy.

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 3:34 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY