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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

 
 
 
 

Finger Lakes Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show 

  Antique and Classic Boat Show Last weekend in July
Skaneateles Antique & Classic Boat Show sponsored by Partners Trust Bank. A tradition for the past 12 years in Skaneateles. Antique and classic boats are on display in the water and on land. Activities include 3 concerts, boat parade (2:30pm Sat.), Kids activity on Sat, shopping, huge raffle and more. The Syracuse Model Boat Club will have boats on display, and the Skaneateles Historical Society will be hosting historic tours of the Village on Sunday. Fun for the entire family. 

Website:   http://www.skaneateles.com/boatshow.html
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Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 11:39 am by Curt
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Old Fashioned church rummage sale St. James Skaneateles

Jul 21   St James’ Jumble Sale
Old Fashioned church rummage sale- Items priced to MOVE! Starts at 8am, Come early for the best bargains!
Date:   July 21, 2007
Website:   www.stjameschurch.us
Location:   St James Episcopal Church
96 E Genesee St.
Skaneateles
Contact:   685-7600
Email:   stjamesmanager@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday
July 21, 2007
8:00 am
Fees/Admission:   no

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 11:27 am by Curt
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Jul 19 – Jul 21   Skaneateles Curbstone Festival/Sidewalk Sales
This once a year event is one that you do not want to miss! Plenty of GREAT buys for all ages !!!
 
Date:   July 19, 2007 – July 21, 2007
Time:   09:00 AM – 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skaneateles.com 
Location:   Village Streets of Skaneateles
Genesee, Jordan & Fennell Streets
Contact:   Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce (315) 685-0552
Email:   info@skaneateles.com 
Date/Time Details:   July  19, 20, & 21, 2007

Thursday & Friday 9 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 11:15 am by Curt
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Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring Anne Adessa

Jul 18   Tiffany Summer Concert Series
Noon time concert at Willard Memorial Chapel featuring Anne Adessa
Date:   July 18, 2007
Time:   12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.willardchapel.org
Location:   17 Nelson Street
Auburn, NY
Contact:   315-252-0339
Email:   kwalker@willardchapel.org
Date/Time Details:   July 18, 2007
Noon – 1:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 9:43 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY