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All Aboard for the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Dozens of preserved and restored wooden boats from a bygone era, strolling barbershop quartets, glistening lake waters at the center of a historical, picturesque village—all this and more await you at the Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, N.Y., July 29-31.

Land and water displays in Clift Park will feature some 80 antique and classic wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

The show, which each year draws more than 10,000 visitors, is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. Admission is free.

Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible.

This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 33rd annual show, and the 17th year it has been held in Skaneateles.

“Our Antique and Classic Boat Show has become a tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there truly is something for everyone.”

Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

New this year are:

• an a cappella performance by The Finger Lakes Chorus and resident quartets, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• a cruise aboard The Judge Ben Wiles, for photographers and spectators, from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. Coffee and pastries will be available; no reservations are necessary.

• a book-signing by noted boat historian Tony Mollica, at the Ship’s Store. Also available at the Ship’s Store will be a commemorative calendar, produced by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

These activities will join such time-honored favorites as:

• the boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday

• performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

• a display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

• guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

• raffle drawings for five big-ticket items, including a framed three-dimensional water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y.

This year’s poster was developed from a photograph taken by Lisson Photography, of Skaneateles, and will be for sale at the show and through the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St.

Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show are Summit Auto, the Sherwood Inn, Lisa’s Chart Art, Delmonico Insurance Agency, Doug’s Fish Fry, Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Insurance, Bluewater Grill & Sweetwater Café, cate&sally, Inn at the Finger Lakes, John’s Body Shop, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, the Mandana Inn, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Moro’s Table, Realty USA, The UPS Store. Media sponsors are Group M Communications, Scotsman Press, WRVO-FM and Time Warner Cable.

“We are so appreciative of the support we have received from the local business community,” says Dove, who notes that sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information on the show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011 @ 3:48 pm by Curt
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Children's Summer Theater Workshop

Children’s Summer Theater Workshop
Tuesday, June 28th – Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Auburn Public Theater’s annual Children’s Summer Theater Workshop is one of Central New York’s newest summer theater programs. This summer, young actors from the local community (ages 8 to 16) will spend three weeks pursuing their passion for drama by studying Shakespeare’s HAMLET.

On the final day of class, Thursday, July 14th, we will take a trip to New York City to watch a Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Production of HAMLET, enjoy lunch and dinner and then return to Auburn by the end of the day.

Space is limited to 35 students. If you’re interested, please contact Janie MicGlire at janie@auburnpublictheater.org or call her at (315) 253-6669 to register.

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 @ 7:49 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY
OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET
AUBURN, NY 13021
315-255-1658

CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING

Wednesday, May 11 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205
Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically
include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last
three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Wednesday, May 11 – Professor Louie and the Crowmatix – Auburn Public Theater,
8 Exchange St., Auburn. Aaron Professor “Louie” Hurwitz- Multi-instrumentalist –
Hammond organ/keyboards/accordion and exceptional vocalist. Tagged Prof. “Louie” by
The Band vocalist/bassist Rick Danko while performing as a duo. Co-produced, engineered
and performed on The Band’s last three CD’s, “Jericho”, “’High On The Hog” and
“Jubilation”. Performed with Graham Parker, toured and recorded with Mercury Rev on their
acclaimed CD’s & Guy Davis. 7:30pm. $10/tickets. www.auburnpublictheater.com
(315) 253-6669

Friday, May 13 – Opening Day of the 2011 Season of Ward O’Hara Agricultural and Country
Living Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A.
The Museum will be celebrating its 35th year Anniversary with special events and programs
all season long. Visit the museum and check out the new exhibits for 2011. A lot new for
the youth – a puzzle area, 2 areas where young guests can play with tractors and farm
equipment. Check out the herb garden. Open Fri., Sat., & Sun. 11am – 4pm.
www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum (315) 252-7644

Friday, May 13 – Auburn Chamber Orchestra Presents: Music for all Ages – Auburn Alliance
Church, 630 N. Seward Ave. Auburn. Michael Montero – Conductor. Dance of the Hours -
Ponchielli. In The Hall of the Mountain King – Grieg. Carnival of the Animals – Saint Saens.
Gran Kan De Tartari – Salieri. Symphony No 1 in E Minor – Rimsky-Korsakov. Toy
Symphone – Haydn. 7:30pm. Suggested donation – $5. (315) 253-2650

Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14 – Film: The First Movie – Auburn Public Theater,
8 Exchange St., Auburn. The film conveys the power of cinema to enchant and inspire,
even amidst the bloodshed of war. What’s it like to be a child in war – not when the conflict
is raging, but when the war tide is out, as it were, when kids are telling stories or playing
games? The First Movie is about the “not-war”. May 13 @ 1pm & 8pm, May 14 at 8pm.
$4 advance tickets, $5 at door. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Friday, May 13 – Upstate NY – I GOT WHAT IT TAKES – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. Rap and R&B talent. Sign up to compete for prizes that include free studio
recording time, radio interview, demo submission to Rymestar Records, trophies & more! No
violence just hiphop! Performer Entry Fee: $50. General Admission: $5 advance; $7 door.
9pm. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15 – Pajama Jam – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St.,
Auburn. Everyone who wears their PJ’s wins a prize! Zany games and dreamy fun!
Contests for best snoring, best slippers, best pajamas, and most loved stuffed animal. Fri.
6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm, Sun. 1-3:30pm & 4-6:30pm. www.reva-rollerdrome.com
(315) 252-8225

Friday, May 13 – Keeping the Beat: Contemporary American – Morgan Opera House, 370
Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Performed by Footworks. Three dancers and one
musician demonstrate how unique U.S. dance forms have developed from multi-cultural
roots. Footworks presents live music and authentic American traditional dance in an
energetic, engaging performance with plenty of audience participation. Footworks will
convey the joy of dance to all while illuminating the historical and diverse perspectives of
various American percussive dances. 7pm. Free. Donations welcome.
www.morganoperahouse.org (315) 364-5437

Saturday, May 14 – Meet the Artisans – Second Saturday Event – Aurora Arts & Design
Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Come and meet the Artisans between 2-4pm! Check out
their work. Sculptor Mary Ann Bowman, Photographer Stan Bowman, Jewelry
Designer/Author Stevi Mittman, Furniture Designer Anto Parseghian, Author David Warren
and Painter Mnetha Warren. From the budget-minded to the connoisseur, that special find
is through their double doors! www.auroraartsanddesign.com (315) 364-8005

Saturday, May 14 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War -
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th
anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences
of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War
artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs,
letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will
expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times.
www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051

Saturday, May 14 – Diane Jacobs and Groove Theory – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St. Auburn. Good theories need to be tested and proven. That is exactly what Groove
Theory does every time they take the bandstand. Groove Theory is a collective of seasoned
musicians who keep their blend of blues and classic R&B high energy and entertaining.
Fronted by the dynamic vocalist, Diana Jacobs, Groove Theory combines her soulful vocal
styling’s with smooth guitar riffs, a jumpin’ saxophone, and a tight rhythm section. From start
to finish each Groove Theory performance confirms the classic formula. 8pm. Tickets: $10
in advance at www.jimvanarsdale.com www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Saturday, May 14 – Antique Tractor Ride & Show – Historic Mentz Church, Corner of
McDonald & Mentz Church Rd., Montezuma. The Finger Lakes Antique Tractor Club will
meet at the church to take a rural country ride with their tractors. Upon returning to the
church tractors will be on exhibit and lunch will be served on the church lawn. There will also
be an exhibit of hand-crafted model agricultural machinery by Norm Riley in the church.
Reservations for lunch are required. Call Stan Longyear for more information at 315-776-
4656. 10am. www.cayugacounty.us/montezuma/mentz-church/index.html (315) 776-4656

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15 – Reisling Weekend Celebration – CJS Vineyards, 6900
Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM. Enjoy our estate Riesling, the
signature white wine of the Finger Lakes. Taste and compare dry and medium dry vintages
from the last several years. Free admission. www.cjsvineyards.com (315) 730-4619

Sunday, May 15 – Carrie Hooper, Soprano – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.
“The shining, soaring soprano voice of Carrie Hooper is something to celebrate,” according
to the Buffalo News. Her repertoire ranges from Verdi and Handel to Stephen Foster and
Andrew Lloyd Webber. She has degrees from Mansfield University and University of Buffalo
and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as a Fulbright Scholar. She
presently gives private lessons and teaches at Elmira College. Benefit for the Morgan Opera
House. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/students & children. $20/family. 3pm.
ww.morganoperahouse.org (315) 364-5437

Sunday, May 15 – Artist Talk – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.
FREE & open to the public. Sunday, May 15, 2pm. Meet illustrators Norma and Jim Bliss,
learn how they create their collaborative work, and see a demonstration of their process.
Family Matters: Noma and James Bliss is currently on view at the Schweinfurth.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 – Crazy Hair Skate Days – Reva Rollerdrome,
359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Makeovers, games and hair-raising fun! Prizes for tallest, most
colorful, beaufiful, craziest, most accessories, prickliest, longest, best mullet, and best bed
head. You’ll be wiggin’ out if you miss the fun. Fri. 6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm.
www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225

Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21 – Bass Pro Shops Camping Workshops – Bass Pro
Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Learn advanced techniques for
processing your own sausage, whole muscle jerky, ground jerky and marinated wild game
meats. If you’re just getting started, or have processed your own game for 40 years, Brad
Lockwood will share advanced game processing tips and techniques that will make you a
better home processor. May 20th 6:30pm, May 21st 1:00pm. www.basspro.com
(315) 258-2717

Saturday, May 21 – King Ferry’s ’I Love Chocolate Day’ – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd.,
Aurora. Celebrate all things chocolate on Saturday May 21 at King Ferry Winery’s ’I Love
Chocolate’ Day from 11 to 5:30. Sinful chocolate desserts are matched with our award-
winning Treleaven wines: $7. We’ll have free fun all day – a live radio remote from Lite 97.3,
a performance by ’Restless’ from 2:30 to 5, and a bounce house for the kids all day long.
Lunch will be available for a fee from Mo’s Pit BBQ, and we’ll be selling wine by the glass or
bottle. www.treleavenwines.com (315) 364-5100

Saturday, May 21 – May Festival – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven. First Annual May
Festival, 11am-4pm at the Fair Haven Village Park. Join the fun & celebrate SPRING!
Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall, 6-11am, The Fairy & Gnome Parade, 11am, crafts &
games for kids – noon on. Vendors, music, raffles & demonstrations. Scavenger hunt,
poker walk, bike rodeo, visit local businesses, & restaurants. www.fairhavenny.com
(315) 947-5674

Saturday, May 21 – Book Signing – Tim Green – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St.,
Auburn. Stop in for a book signing with Tim Green at 1pm! He will be promoting his latest
book, ’Best of the Best’. In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and
more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding
a way to get what you need when you can’t have what you want.
www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com (315) 515-3411

Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 30 – Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event – Bass Pro
Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Bass Pro Shop is taking it outdoors!
Check out the link above for events details and times. Don’t to bring the family for noon fish
feeding frenzy at the indoor fish tank. www.basspro.com (315) 258-2717

Tuesday, May 24 – Fanny Seward Book Club – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn.
The Seward family were avid readers. More than 5,000 books grace the shelves of their
home. To celebrate this love of reading, Seward House Museum welcomes all to join the
Fanny Seward Book Club. The book to be discussed is “Great Expectations” by Charles
Dickens. 7pm. www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Village Outpost, Aurora

Pumpkin Hill Bistro, Aurora

Elderberry Pond Restaurant, Auburn

Pleasant Beach Hotel & Restaurant, Fair Haven

CJS Vineyards

White Barn Winery

Fingerlakes Drive In

NEW BUSINESS NOW OPEN

Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm by Curt
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Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545
LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org
www.VisitSyracuse.org

On-going Onondaga County Events!

Ø USBC Women’s Championship is the largest women’s participatory event in the world. Come down to the Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. Call 435-8000 for details.

Ø Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to the website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511.

Ø Syracuse Chiefs Baseball is back! Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family. For details call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com for details!

Ø Highland Forest County Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors – no matter which season is upon us! Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

Ø IMAX Movies: Aliens of the Deep, Under the Sea, Michael Jordan to the MAX & Extreme are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates. Visit their new exhibit Spectacular Saturn.

Ø CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information. Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

Ø Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon. Call 475-1807 for details.

Ø Onondaga Lake Park – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

Ø Everson Museum of Art is featuring two exciting exhibits: Ah Leon – Memories of Elementary School and Reynolds Unwrapped: The Cartoon Art of Dan Reynolds. Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

Ø Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery features rotating exhibits. Call 443-6450 or visit the website at www.TheWarehouseGallery@syr.edu for details.

Contact Skaneateles Suites for hotel rooms for these events for

No Smoking
Pet friendly

Bed Size Type
Spacious / over sized
wifi
Internet
Cable TV
climate control

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Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY
OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET
AUBURN, NY 13021
315-255-1658

CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING

Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205
Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically
include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last
three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

For hotel rooms, suites vacation rentals for these events, contact Skaneateles Suites No Smoking,  Pet Friendly, free Parking, wifi, Internet, Cable TV, climate control rooms.

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Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm by Curt
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