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Help us celebrate Onondaga County’s Convention & Visitors Bureau’s prestigious Pinnacle Award -

and bring your colleagues!

The Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has some excellent news to share. We invite you and your colleagues to join us as we celebrate our seventh year of being awarded Successful Meetings Magazine prestigious Pinnacle Award. The SCVB is the only CVB in New York State to receive the coveted award this year. Likened to other highly regarded travel awards like the Mobile 5-Star and the AAA 5-Diamond, the Pinnacle Award is a validation of our efforts through top-quality service to make the Greater Syracuse Area a superior meetings destination.

On October 7, 2009 at 10 a.m., a representative of Successful Meetings will present the 2009 Pinnacle Award to the staff of the SCVB. We invite our friends and colleagues to witness this impressive industry endorsement and celebrate the continued success of the bureau. You may be interested in what some of our clients have said about the SCVB’s services:

“The Syracuse CVB is an invaluable asset to the Syracuse Nationals, and a key reason why we have grown to one of the largest car shows in the US. Our success is a direct result of the CVB having the tools, and professional staff necessary to effectively communicate and engage the people and businesses of Syracuse.”

-Bob O’Connor, Right Coast Association/Syracuse Nationals

“We were impressed with the level of support available from contacting hotels, nametag creation, to staffing our registration table. If we become involved with planning another event we will definitely contact your staff. You definitely “surprised” us in a very good way!”

-Pauline Lynch Shostack, SUNY Librarians Association


WHAT: Reception/Press Conference with complimentary snacks and refreshments.

WHEN: October 7, 2009 at 10 – 11 a.m. (Award at 10 a.m.)

WHERE: The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce 572 S. Salina Street, Downtown.

RSVP: By Tuesday, October 6. Call Linda Woodrow at 315-470-1913 or LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org

We look forward to seeing you October 7!

In Celebration,

David Holder

SCVB President

Linda Woodrow
Executive Coordinator of Marketing & Office Services
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
Div. of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
572 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
800-234-4797 x1913

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Myspace: www.Myspace.com/VisitSyracuse

Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 @ 10:14 am by Curt
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Anyela’s Vineyards Annual Halloween Party

Friday, October 30, 2009 
7:00 PM to 11 pm
Anyela’s Vinyards
2433 West Lake Rd.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
(315) 685-3797
Email: events@anyelasvineyards.com
URL: http://www.anyelasvineyards.com

Anyela’s Vineyards Annual Halloween Party featuring music and dancing by DJ, Great Music Company. $10.00 per person

Posted: Monday, October 5th, 2009 @ 5:33 pm by Lynn
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Give Peace a Chance November 5th – 7th

This event is a community-making venture of the Cayuga County Chapter of the American Red Cross (CCARC), Auburn Public Theater and other partners exploring peace in our lives.

The educational component of Give Peace a Chance includes movies, lectures, trainings, educational offerings and workshops.

Total Diversity Workshop
Thursday, November 5 from 9AM – 4PM
Cayuga County Red Cross, 11 State Street

Learn how to interact peacefully and respectfully in your community.
Cost: $10 / Registration by October 29 to CCARC

Friday, November 6 from 7PM – 10PM
Auburn Public Theater, Exchange Street Mall

Pre-movie commentary by peace expert at 7PM with movie to follow at 8PM
Cost: $8 purchased at the door

Movie repeated Saturday, November 7 at 8PM (no lecture)
Cost: $5 purchased at the door

“How Racism Impacts Us – Here, There & Everywhere”
Saturday, November 7 at 1PM
Auburn Public Theater, Exchange Street Mall

Led by Community Wide Dialogues in Syracuse
Cost: $5 purchased at the door

International Humanitarian Law Training
Sunday, November 8th from 2PM – 5PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William Street

Explore the role of global peacemaking organizations.
Cost: $10 / Registration by October 29 to CCARC

CCARC is still accepting vendors for a Peace Bazaar scheduled for Friday, November 6 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, November 7 from 10 am – 4 pm in the Atrium of Genesee Center, downtown. Booth rental is $30 and includes an 8’table. Reservations for one or more booths must be received by October 22nd.

The Peace Bazaar offers an opportunity for the community to shop globally and conscientiously at booths filled with Fair Trade items; recycled goods; specialty and ethnic foods; coffees and teas; jewelry; baskets and household goods; textiles; clothing and accessories; books, literature and much more. Practitioners will also offer chair massages, yoga, peace crane workshops, plus live music and children’s activities.

On Saturday night after the Bazaar, the event culminates with a cocktail party and dynamic concert Jazz for Peace, performed by internationally known musician, Rick Della Ratta and his band, which unite people and communities through jazz.

Jazz for Peace Concert
Saturday, November 7
Auburn Public Theater, Exchange Street

Buffet & Cash Bar at 6PM / Concert at 8PM
Cost: $60 per person

To purchase tickets for the Jazz for Peace concert visit www.auburnpublictheater.com or contact the APT Box Office at 315-253-6669. For general information or class registration contact the Cayuga County Chapter of the American

Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2009 @ 3:33 pm by Curt
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Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:00pm


A family friendly event to benefit Hospice of The Fingerlakes!

Bring your young monsters at 6pm for some trick-or-treat action and scary fun. Then drag your old hags down later on for a Halloween bash with music and cash bar.

6-6:30 Facepainting by Joni Brown

6:30-7 Short family-friendly Halloween movie

7-7:45 Winners of the Auburn schools Halloween Poetry contest read their work

8-8:45 reading by James Delaney of two original works: Hunter’s Moon and the Hogarth saga (www.hogarthsaga.com)

9-11 music by Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin
Auburn Public Theater
108 Genesee Street
Auburn, New York 13021
(315) 253-6669

General Information

Artistic Producing Director: Angela Daddabbo

Managing Director: Carey Eidel

Acting Classes, Volunteer Co-ordinator , House Manager – Janie MicGlire

Construction/Physical Space: Brian Anderson

Art Galley Curator: Diane Bauso

Theater Rental: Carey Eidel



Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 @ 4:04 pm by Curt
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Eleven Lakes Winery will celebrate it’s Grand Opening on Saturday, October 3rd. Cayuga Lake’s newest winery is located at 3550 St. Rt. 89 in Seneca Falls.

Grand opening festivities will involve a complimentary wine tasting of Eleven Lakes Winery wines, and will also feature cheese samplings from the Muranda Cheese Company and homemade ice cream from the Cayuga Creamery.

Eleven Lakes Winery offers wine tasting daily, from 10 – 6:30 Mon. – Sat. and 12 – 6:30pm on Sunday.

At Eleven Lakes Winery, you’ll discover more than just great-tasting fine wines, a carefully crafted tasting room, and a fun, energetic atmosphere; you’ll find dedicated owners and staff who are passionate about sharing the unique history and stories of the Finger Lakes—the amazing resources that make wine possible.

Taste the Finger Lakes at Eleven Lakes Winery. Join us for a tasting today!

Matt Jones & Stacee Elliott
Eleven Lakes Winery
3550 St. Rt. 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 @ 9:45 am by Curt
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