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January 3, 2014

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Noma Bliss (artist) is collaborating with friends and family to design works of art that encourage people to express themselves.  We are living in a time that the pace of living is so fast, that people have to set aside time for one another. Being creative is one of the best ways to unite families and friend.  Art keeps us connected.


Posted: Monday, December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:13 pm by Nakeia Endres
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DECEMBER 24, 2013
20th Anniversary Of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Skaneateles, NY

Last day to enjoy the Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles this year!


Posted: Sunday, December 15th, 2013 @ 9:16 pm by Nakeia Endres
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I want to go to Hawaii, and I’d like you to join me.

I want to go to Hawaii, and I’d like you to join me.

Dear Skaneateles:

I want to go to Hawaii, and I’d like you to join me.

I’ve been participating in an online contest called THE CUTEST DOG COMPETITION, and I’m writing to ask for your help.

The competition is a series of 12 consecutive internet elections. The 12 winners compete in a semi final round, and the grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000,000.

The pups I’ve been voting for daily, “Huckleberry and Doodle” are from Central New York, and for the past 3 elections, they have placed in the top 30 for 3 consecutive weeks, last week #7, out of over 50,000 other canine contestants.

The owner of the dogs, George Rossi, has publicly declared that if we win this thing, he will sell the annuity and spend every last dime on throwing a victory party for the top voters and recruiters of their candidacy…on the Island of Hawaii.

Ridiculous you say? Nuts? Crazy? Impossible? Those who know George personally also know that he’s am wholly capable of blowing a million dollars on his friends and walking away with nothing but a memory. It’s never been about the money for him…but to blow a million bucks in a legendary Elvis- like, one fell swoop of generosity?

He’s all about going down in a ball of flaming infamy; In fact, it’s what he’s known best for!

I know this sounds silly. It is! But we’ve all been having so much fun joining in on this internet highwire-without-a-net act, I wanted to personally invite you to the party.

Please visit www.huckanddoo.com. This site will walk you through the voting process, with tips on how to get proactive, links to photos and blogs, and a guest book to share this experience together, as a community. Trust me, it’s a real hoot once you get into the swing of things.

Best, Huck and Doo

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm by Curt
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Chris Fesko educating on Farming

Chris was born and raised on a farm, and is a former teacher with a Master’s degree in Education. Shown here with Koby, an animal star of the On The Farm video series, Chris has a great love for all animals. 
Chris has spoken and presented workshops internationally, and may be available for your upcoming event.

Together with their three children and employees, Chris and Rick operate a 1,200 acre dairy farm. Crops include; corn, wheat, oats, alfalfa, and soy beans. 350 Holstein cows are milked twice daily.
The Fesko farm is located 11 miles down the East side of Skaneateles Lake, just South of the Hamlet of Borodino. Nearby, Chris has a Discovery Center, which is an educational facility located in a restored barn.

Open house events are scheduled at the Discovery Center throughout the summer months for individuals to visit. Field trips and group visits may be arranged by appointment. For directions to the Discovery Center, please select this link.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for upcoming news, please write Chris at:

 Chris Fesko Enterprises
 1181 Woodworth Road
 Skaneateles, NY 13152

Text and photo from: http://www.fesko.com/chris.html

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm by Lynn
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Patchwork Plus Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler

Patchwork Plus Quilt & Yarn Shop in Marcellus is a featured shop in the Spring 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler, which goes on sale May 12, 2009. The magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens, profiles 10 shops across the United States and Canada in each of its semi-annual issues.

“We were incredibly thrilled to learn of our selection,” says Judi West, co-owner, with her husband, Tom, of Patchwork Plus. A crew from the magazine visited the shop for two days in mid-October—taking photos, conducting interviews, and experiencing the shop’s ambiance.

To be considered for the honor, quilt shops submit an application with details on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. The selection is made by a panel of quilt experts led by Jennifer Keltner, group editor of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

“Quilt makers from all over the world eagerly await these issues,” says Keltner. “Once the magazine is in their hands, quilters turn every page to see the newest fabrics and patterns from each shop.”

The multi-page profiles include photos of each featured shop and its staff; details on what makes it unique; photos of, and a full-sized pattern for, an original quilt designed for the magazine; and a listing of area hot spots.

The quilt submitted by Patchwork Plus, “Lady of the Lake Baskets,” was designed by Skaneateles Falls resident Judy Sheridan and Skaneateles resident Patty Elkovitch. A fabric kit will be sold on the Patchwork Plus website, http://www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com, this spring.

Inclusion in the magazine proves a boon for business: According to Better Homes and Gardens, chosen shops are inundated with visitors and with requests for the shop’s quilt patterns and fabrics. Quilters are known to try to visit all 10 shops in each issue, getting the signature of each shop owner in their copy of the magazine.

Patchwork Plus, established in 1987, is the result of two friends’ genuine love for quilting and the dream to bring a better selection of affordable fabrics to their quilting friends. “Our wonderful customers, who come from all over the world, have made us into the store we are today,” says Judi West. “I can’t thank them enough.”

The shop’s 5,000-square-foot facility, on Cherry Valley Turnpike (Route 20), has more than 7,500 bolts of fabric, two large classrooms and a fireplace, and is bathed in natural light. Patchwork Plus also is a Gold Standard dealer of Bernina sewing machines and offers instructional classes year-round.

A magazine signing party is planned for the spring.


Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 9:24 am by Curt
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