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Make it & Bake it – benefit for Susan Major

1058 Lacy Road, Skaneateles NY 41a- Benson- Lacy

Date: July 11, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Benefit Bazaar – artsist one-of-a kind, tag sale, and old fashion bake sale
100% of proceeds go to support Susan Major’s journey to health.
Also the Flip Flop Project is on going and they can be purchased at Bijou Salon, The Community Center, and Skaneateles Jewelers as well as at the Bazaar. This time they read Love, Faith and Hope.

Susan Major always has a smile on her face, with lipstick that typically coordinates with her outfit; but it’s her inner beauty that radiates. Founder of Sacred Mornings for Moms and Our Joyful Journeys, Susan has ignited many women to believe in a better day, nourish their spiritual side and to think about giving back to others. I have witnessed firsthand Susan’s ability to sow seeds of hope for others. Many women have stopped me with tears in their eyes to tell me how Susan has positively impacted their life; now that circle of love that she creates is the ripple in the pond that we all feel.

At age 39, Susan was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer That’s why the community is coming together.

Posted: Thursday, July 9th, 2009 @ 6:15 pm by Lynn
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JULY 12, 2009   

6:00 pm

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is very pleased to present Judy Collins at its fifth annual gala.  “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” held, Sunday, July 12th at the beautiful lakeside Stella Maris Retreat Center.  The gala includes lakeside cocktails, dining al fresco by Chris Kuhns, executive chef at the Sherwood Inn, and an intimate concert by Judy Collins.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce  at 22 Jordan Street, or mailing a check to the Skaneateles Arts Council, PO Box 422, Skaneateles, NY  13152 or calling 315-685-5029 with your credit card payment.  Ticket prices are $250 for VIP seating, and $125 for regular seating.  Tickets are limited so get yours today!


Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 @ 8:09 pm by Lynn
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Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show 

July 24-26, 2009

Details for events below
Antique and Classic Boat Show, and the 15th year of the Show being held in Skaneateles, NY!

Sparkling clean water – gleaming classic mahogany boats – beautifully restored antique wooden boats – live music filling the air, a feeling of yesteryear….join us for the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 24, 25, and 26, 2009.

Antique & Classic boats are on display both in the water and on land. Activities include: 3 concerts, boat parade (3 p.m. Saturday), kids activities on Saturday, 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 Saturday and Sunday. Fun for the whole family.

This year, from 2 pm-6 pm on Friday, a Sea Scout will annouce the arrival of each exhibiting boat as they approach the dock area by blowing his bosun’s whistle.

Each summer during the last weekend in July, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites wooden boaters from across the United States and Canada to gather at the north end of Skaneateles Lake. Skaneateles Lake is the eastern most of the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York and provides an elegant backdrop for this annual antique wooden boat show. Skaneateles Lake has also been named the one of the cleanest lakes in the United States. Come enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and over 80 antique and classic boats, both on land and in the water.

Boat owners begin arriving in Skaneateles on Friday morning. Many boats are mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris Craft, Hacker, and Garwood during the early 20th century. Other eye-catching boats in the show will include launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft, and race boats – many restored to their original condition. Antique inboard and outboard engines are also frequently displayed by collectors.

Enjoy live music on Friday night at 7:30 by the Skaneateles Community Band, Saturday from Noon to 3 pm by Bone and Doolittle, and Sunday Noon to 3 pm by the Soda Ash Six.

Also, on Saturday and Sunday the Skaneateles Historical Society will be giving guided tours of historic sites around Skaneateles. The tours will be one hour long and be leaving from the Gazebo at 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm. Cost is $10.00 per person and will benefit the Historical Society.

Half of the boats in the show are docked in the water along the beautiful Skaneateles Village Pier. Placards conveniently mounted on the pier’s railing provide visitors with information about each boat. The remaining boats are displayed in Clift Park along the water’s edge, next to the Gazebo and park benches, where visitors can touch and appreciate the boats first hand.

Judging of boats takes place on Saturday morning with exhibitors entering their craft in 20 different categories. Visitors to the show also have the opportunity to vote for highly coveted, “People’s Choice Award,” sponsored by our own Doug’s Fish Fry.  Look for the new permanent People Choice Award on display at Doug’s Fish Fry at 8 Jordan Street.

The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show is truly a family event. An activity designed just for the children takes place in the park between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy looking at the antique model boats provided by the Syracuse Model Club. On Saturday afternoon at 3 pm the boats get underway for a parade along the pier and sea wall, and then head out into the lake for a tour of the north end.

The Finger Lakes Chapter is one of 41 chapters in the Antique and Classic Boat Society, an international organization with over 5000 members who are dedicated to the preservation of our wooden boat heritage. The Antique and Classic Boat Show once again has a commemorative poster. It is on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce office at 22 Jordan Street, and First National Gifts at 2 E. Genesee St.  The cost of this year’s poster is $10.  

The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Skaneateles, lodging, dining, and our activities contact Susan Dove at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552. For exhibitor information contact Dick Sherwood boat show chairperson, at 585-734-1420 or Jack Gifford at 315-382-2831. Reproductions of the photos seen here may be used by the media, and more photos are available upon request from the Chamber of Commerce.



Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 @ 7:53 pm by Lynn
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Sunday, July 19, 2009 Lakeside Service in the park located next to St. James Church,
96 E. Genesee St. 10:00 am

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 @ 5:50 pm by Curt
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Thursday, July 16, 2009 An Evening with Jack Reed, author of “Back to the Front” 7
pm at Creekside Books, 35 Fennell St.

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 @ 5:49 pm by Curt
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