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Hi!Welcome to the wonderful & crazy adventures of Lucky Goat Soap!

Who knew that a random trip to look at chickens three years ago would land us here… with a spirited herd of goats, making 100% natural, farm-fresh goat milk soap and other healthy skin elixirs at our small farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York?!We’re passionate about what we do every day, and believe that our farm-fresh goat milk and a healthy dose of love & attitude make for the best soap! We hope you’ll enjoy Lucky Goat Soap as much as we do!  Have fun looking… and try some… your skin will thank you! Thanks for being part of the Lucky Goat family!

How you get dirty is your business… how you come clean is ours.

49 Fennell St., Skaneateles, NY 13152

Phone: 315-554-8007

Website: http://www.luckygoatsoap.com/

Posted: Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Welcome! Established in 1999, The Kinder Garden is a charming children’s boutique physically located in the beautiful lakeside village of Skaneateles, NY. While you are most welcome to stop in and visit if you happen to be in the Skaneateles area, you can also find the same items here in our online toy store. You’ll find the very best selection of traditional children’s items, including exclusive, hard to find treasures, and everything in-between!

You’ll find Melissa and Doug Food Play, perfect for make-believe; shop best-loved puppets and plush toys from Aurora; see the matching rain gear Kidorable has to offer; complete your child’s outfit with a pair of Robeez shoes; or browse the best in infant toys, teethers and rattles, and adorable bath accessories. We carry great brands like Apple Park, HABA, and Zutano, and we make it easy to shop by brand, product type or price.

We hope you enjoy your time in The Kinder Garden online toy store, whether you’re buying for a special child or for your “inner child,” purchasing a gift certificate or ordering a gift (we offer free, professional gift wrapping!) From books to blankets, dolls to decor, shoes to stuffed animals, and so much more, The Kinder Garden boutique has something for children of all ages, including the young at heart!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to stay updated on the newest products and information!

You’ll find Melissa and Doug Food Play, perfect for make-believe; shop best-loved puppets and plush toys from Aurora; see the matching rain gear Kidorable has to offer; complete your child’s outfit with a pair of Robeez shoes; or browse the best in infant toys, teethers and rattles, and adorable bath accessories. We carry great brands like  Apple Park, HABA, and Zutano, and we make it easy to shop by brand, product type or price.

We hope you enjoy your time in The Kinder Garden online toy store, whether you’re buying for a special child or for your “inner child,” purchasing a gift certificate or ordering a gift (we offer free, professional gift wrapping!) From books to blankets, dolls to decor, shoes to stuffed animals, and so much more, The Kinder Garden boutique has something for children of all ages, including the young at heart!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to stay updated on the newest products and information!

Website:   http://www.kindergardenkid.com

3 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
315-685-2721

Posted: Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 1:14 pm by Nakeia Endres
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IGNITE the WINTER!

A celebration organized in connection with Auburn’s First Friday happenings, this winter festival will be held both outside on Exchange Street Plaza as well as inside Auburn Public Theater. Features include a comfort food cook-off with chili, soup, and chowder vendors, live bands, horse-drawn wagon rides, beer and Finger Lakes wine sales, and live ice sculpting demonstrations, all in the heart of Downtown Auburn.

Date(s): 03/07/2014
Location: Exchange Street Mall
Downtown
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-252-7874
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, January 5th, 2014 @ 10:58 am by Nakeia Endres
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“Say Cheeeese”

Feb 08-Feb 0910:00 AM-5:00 PM

LOCATIONALL 17 WINERIES

ADDRESS2770 County Rd. 128 (Ernsberger Rd.), Romulus, NY
14541

Receive a wine glass, a wine charm from each winery and recipe cards as you travel along the trail experiencing fine wines and creamy cheese recipes.

 

The name says it all “Say Cheeeese” so we’re again hosting a special “Say Cheeeese” photo contest so make sure to take all your favorite photos over the weekend and enter them via facebook or email. The winner will take home a Specialty Gift Basket from our local Creameries and Wineries.

Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes by turning in your ticket at the last winery you attend.

Tickets can also be purchases through our 800# 800-684-5217 or at any area Wegmans six weeks before the event.

We recommend that If you are part of BUS GROUP,  you place all ticket orders on the same order to ensure you will all receive the same starting point.  If you purchased your ticket separately, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 1-800-684-5217 so we can verify you have the same starting point.  It is recommended that all bus groups contact the Cayuga Wine Trail to plan an itinerary to ensure we continue to have a smooth flow of customers throughout the day.  We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets to our events.  If you are interested in booking a large group please contact us at 1-800-684-5217 or email at info@cayugawinetrail.com.

Tickets to our events can not be REFUNDED.

 

 

As of 2/2/14 tickets WILL NOT be mailed.  A receipt will be emailed to the email address supplied by PayPal.  Please print this receipt and bring it to your starting winery as proof of purchase.  Your name will be on a list at the door.  If you have any questions please call 1-800-684-5217.

Visit: http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/129/say-cheeeese for ticket purchasing information.

For accommodations while in the area, call Skaneateles Suites.

Posted: Sunday, December 15th, 2013 @ 9:15 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles

 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles 2012Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

icon View / Download the Dickens Christmas Calendar of Events 

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24th from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and carriage rides around the Village.

SPECIAL EVENT: Dinner with Dickens and Friends! Thursday, December 12th and December 19th, 2013 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa at 6 pm.  Celebrate the Christmas Season and watch literature brought to life, as Charles Dickens and Company perform a live rendition of A Christmas Carol. Enjoy a traditional English Prime Rib dinner with special child friendly options available for the youngsters. This interactive dinner will be great fun for youngsters and for everyone who is young at heart, music included. $36++ Adults, $18++ Children under 14.  Entertainment provided by Scarlett Rat Entertainment as seen in Skaneateles’ popular Dickens Christmas

“The Festival Fanatics” made a surprise visit to the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles on December 2, 2012  Click on this link to see video of the characters in action, and what they loved about Dickens Christmas! http://newyorkstatefestivals.com/2012/12/02/it-feels-like-london-at-the-dickens-christmas-in-skaneateles-video-photos/

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  • Christmas carol sing-along, The Revels Live, at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo with the entire Dickens cast. (Bad weather place is the Sherwood House.)
  • Free horse and wagon rides around the Village.  Pick up in front of the Sherwood Inn.  Sponsored by the Old Stone Mill and the Village Inn.
  • Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels, donated by  TOPS Market, and roasted by Mid-Lakes Navigation.
  • Mother Goose reads holiday stories to the children at the Skaneateles Library from 12:30 – 4
  • Father Christmas greets the children on the porch of the Masonic Temple (13 E. Genesee St.) each weekend day from noon to 2 p.m, and 3-4 pm. He will have special treats for especially good children.
  • Special shows at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. (except November 26th).  John Henry Anderson, the great magician, will appear on several weekends (dates to be announced) Free, however donations are welcome.
  • Every Saturday, and Sunday during Dickens Christmas – visit the Mirbeau Inn & Spa Winter Wonderland “French Country Christmas Display.”  Enjoy free spiced hot cider, hot cocoa and cookies from noon to 4 pm!  851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles. 315-685-5006 or 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)
  • Get your picture taken professionally by James Peluso in front of the Currier & Ives cutter sleigh by the Mirbeau Christmas tree ever Saturday during Dickens at Mirbeau Inn & Spa .  Make it your holiday photo.  851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles. 315-685-5006 or 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)
  • The Dickens characters will be acting out scenes from a Christmas Carol on the steps of the Masonic Temple at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30.  These interactive trunk shows are sponsored by the Summit Auto Group.

FOR THE 6th Year YEAR!!!!  Don’t miss the World’s Smallest Christmas Parade Ever on opening day, Friday, November 29th at noon.  Watch for Charles Dickens and his entourage as they meander down Fennell Street, turn right onto Jordan Street, then right onto Genesee Street to their grand opening on the porch of the Sherwood House next to the Sherwood Inn at 12:10 pm.  To celebrate our 20th Anniversary the original Charles Dickens of Skaneateles will return as the Grand Marshall of the parade.  Welcome back to DIckens, Ted and Betty Davenport!

  • MANY THANKS TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS:  Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Galaxy Communications/Sunny 102, Scotsman Media Group, Skaneateles Journal,  Skaneateles Press/Eagle Newspapers, The Post Standard and The Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Revels Live in Skaneateles

Buy Dickens Posters OnlineDancers, carolers, live music and special events flow in and around the weekend celebrations, making for wonderful family memories. A live brass band plays every Saturday on the village streets; a bagpiper or two may be found entertaining on Sundays; and local musical groups share their many talents in that heartwarming Dickens’ spirit.  Beware of mean old Scrooge roaming the streets…..but, he may have a nice surprise for you.

Father Christmas will be glad to listen to all the children to get their wish list for the big day.  Father Christmas will be on the porch of the Masonic Temple from 12:15-2 pm, and 3-4pm each Dickens day.  The Masonic Temple is located at 13 E. Genesee Street.

And don’t forget to visit the unique area shops and restaurants that will be open throughout the Dickens’ events. The shopping district includes Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets.  Enjoy a slower paced, more enjoyable atmosphere where shopping can still be fun. Our 70 plus shops and restaurants are the perfect addition to a holiday vacation.

If you want to be a true shopper and don’t want the hustle and bustle of a Dickens weekend be sure to come back to Skaneateles any weekday.  Our shop owners will welcome you with open arms and be able to give you individual attention.  December 10, 2013 we are having a special shopping day in Skaneateles called Shop, Sip and Stroll.  You will find specials and discounts in the stores, special free treats, and get a free drink coupon for one of our area restaurants.

Father Time in SkaneatelesVisit Skaneateles’ winery:  Anyela’s Vineyards.  Be sure to visit them just 4 short miles down West Lake Road on Route 41A!  We also have our own glassworks…Snake Oil Glassworks just 2 short miles north on Jordan Rd. in the hamlet of Mottville.

Make a day or a weekend of it! We have wonderful accommodations ranging from B&B’s, inns, and affordable priced motels. There is plenty to do in the area, and Skaneateles is conveniently located in Central New York on historic Route 20. We are just 25 minutes from Syracuse and an hour-and-a-half from Rochester, and an hour ad 15 minutes from Binghamton.

For additional questions contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Free horse and wagon rides around the village leaving from the Sherwood Inn.  Stopping atCreekside Books and Coffee on Kelly Street.   Carriage rides are provided by Mountain View Guest Ranch and Stables out of Nedrow, NY.  (315-492-3404)  New this year: Look for a few special places around the Village for “Official Dickens Photo Spots”.  Take pictures and then post your pictures on the Dickens Christmas facebook page.

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 9:13 am by Nakeia Endres
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