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Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, February 18-26. Creekside’s 1st Annual Teachers Week! Teacher’s receive
an extra 10% (in addition to their regular Creekside teacher discount) all week long at the
bookstore. Creekside Books, 35 Fennell Street

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 12, 13 & 14 Gallery 54 celebrates Valentines with a
Sweetheart of a Deal. Join us for 15% off all wall art over $50, drawing for a $25 gallery gift
certificate, and refreshments. We have a unique selection of inspired fine art and fine craft for all
the special someones in your life! Gallery 54 is located at 54 E. Genesee St Open: Sunday -
Friday 11AM – 5PM; Saturday 10AM – 5PM. Closed Tuesdays – March. 685-5470
www.gallery54cny.com

Monday, February 14 MUSIC:6:00 – 9:00 PM Loren Barrigar, acoustic guitar in the dining
room of the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-3405

Monday, February 14 – DINNER: Valentine Dinner Celebration – Come with a spouse, a friend
or friends or by yourself to celebrate this Feast of St. Valentine and the gifts of love we
experience in our lives. Our Chef Brian and his wonderful staff will once again prepare a special
dinner for our guests. There will be live entertainment provided and as always some special
surprises! This event has sold out in past years so be sure to make your reservations early!
Dinner will be served at 6:00. Offering: $25 per person. Stella Maris Retreat Center, 130 E.
Genesee St. (315) 685-6836.

Tuesday, February 15 WOMEN EVENT: Women TIES Sales Seminar & Workshop: “Perfecting
Your Sales Performance, Method and Perception” For more information visit
www.womenties.com

Wednesday, February 16 KID’S TRIVIA starts at 5:30 PM and Adult Trivia starts at 7:00 PM.
Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell St., Admission of $1 per person (315) 685-0379
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Thursday, February 17 MUSIC: Open Mic Night. 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, February 18 from 3:00-6:00 PM. Special Teacher Happy Hour at Creekside! $3.00
Beer/$5.00 Glass of Wine. 35 Fennell Street (315) 685-0379
Friday, February 18 MUSIC: Mark Zane & Friends 7:30 – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse.
35 Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, February 18 MUSIC: Auburn Public Theater proudly presents national recording
artists AZTEC TWO-STEP. 8:00 PM Tickets $23; available in advance online at
www.auburnpublictheater.org at our box office or at the door 8 Exchange Street at Genesee
Downtown, Auburn (315) 253-6669

Friday & Saturday, February 18 & 19 MOVIE: Waiting for Superman at the Auburn Public
Theater, 8 Exchange Street at Genesee Downtown, Auburn 2/18 @ 1 PM & 8 PM ; 2/19 @ 8 PM
$8.00/person. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669

Friday – Sunday, February 18 -20 Hockey Weekend Across America. Look for activities in
Clift Park as long as the weather holds and skating can take place on the lake.

Saturday, February 19 MUSIC: The Sloppy Joes. 7:30-9:30PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St. Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Tuesday, February 22 The Skaneateles Historical Society’s monthly presentation will be given
by Ted Bartlett, Sr., associate with Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners,
Syracuse, NY. Ted’s program will be about the research, planning, and restoration of the Joseph
Smith farmhouse in Palmyra, NY. The farmhouse is of historic significance for its association
with the Mormons and their founder Joseph Smith, and won a NY preservation excellence
award. Ted recently completed the architectural assessment component for a Conservation
Assessment Program (CAP) for the Skaneateles Historical Society building, to help plan for the
future as well as maintaining and improving existing structures.

Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 PM.Free admission to Creekside’s Trivia Night! Please show
your Creekside teacher card at the door. Creekside Books, 35 Fennell Street (315) 685-0379

Wednesday, February 23 KID’S TRIVIA starts at 5:30 PM and Adult Trivia starts at 7:00 PM.
Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell St., Admission of $1 per person (315) 685-0379
www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, February 23 POETRY READING: The last Wednesday of every month features a
new evening of poetry reading and discussion. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. 7:30
PM For info contact, Angela Daddabbo at angela@auburnpublictheater.org

Thursday, February 24 7:00-9:00 PM. One FREE 16 oz specialty coffee drink during a
Creekside live music event during teachers week (with mention of this promotion. One per
customer, please). Creekside Books. 35 Fennell Street. (315) 685-0379

Thursday, February 24 MUSIC: Open Mic Night. 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, February 25 7:00-9:00 PM. One FREE 16 oz specialty coffee drink during a Creekside
live music event during teachers week (with mention of this promotion. One per customer,
please). Creekside Books. 35 Fennell Street (315) 685-0379

Friday, February 25 MUSIC: Donna Colton + 1. 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, February 26 MUSIC: Edgy Folk. 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, February 26 7:00-9:00 PM. One FREE 16 oz specialty coffee drink during a
Creekside live music event during teachers week (with mention of this promotion. One per
customer, please). Creekside Books. 35 Fennell Street. (315) 685-0379

Posted: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ 9:37 am by Curt
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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… that the game of lacrosse or Deyhontsigwa’ehs (its name in Onondaga) roughly translated means, “They bump hips.” Lacrosse at Onondaga is considered sacred and is a game that was given by the Creator, to be played for the Creator and has been known to have healing power. The game in its original form is played between two groups, usually divided up between clans or young men versus old men. Since women are respected for providing life and are to protect this gift, they do not play lacrosse.  Once sides are chosen, the two teams play with the men using hand-made sticks made of hickory.  The spirit of the hickory tree connects the player to Mother Earth as they play for the Creator. The game is played on an open field with two poles at each end signifying goals between which a leather ball must pass. When Deyhontsigwa’ehs is played on Mother Earth, it is said that there is also a game being played with their ancestors in Creator’s land. There is a predetermined amount that the teams must reach before the game is considered won and therefore, the game is not timed.  (source: www.OnondagaNation.org)

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.  For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Looking for fine Syracuse items & just can’t find the right thing?  We’ve made it so easy for you!  Check out our FINE ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bags, hats & so much more!  If you’re looking for Syracuse items for that special someone, we got ‘em right on the website.

Spread the SYRACUSE LOVE  ….. Check out & order these items TODAY!!!

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Linda Woodrow
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

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/SyracuseNY
Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/SyracuseNY

Posted: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ 8:23 am by Curt
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Experience!_The_Finger_Lakes

Experience!_The_Finger_Lakes

Experience! The Finger Lakes®

Based out of Ithaca, NY, the heart of the Finger Lakes, Experience! The Finger Lakes is your full-service concierge to the region.  We have a number of high-quality, guided, standard tours to chose from, including the famous Finger Lakes wineries and the breathtaking gorges and waterfalls of the region.  Or maybe you prefer to work with us to design a custom tour that matches your interests perfectly.  We also do personalized itinerary planning so that you can make the most of your trip. Whatever you choose, come Explore…Engage…Experience the Finger Lakes with us!

Experience! The Finger Lakes is owned and operated by Laura and Alan Falk of Ithaca, NY.

Alan and Laura have lived and experienced the Finger Lakes for over 25 years.  After 20 years working “straight-jobs” – Alan as a software engineer, and Laura, first as a manager in a software company, and then as a nutrition researcher at Cornell University – we began to yearn  for the “next big adventure”.

Our epiphany came in 2006 on a 3-week RV trip in Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks.  We used a wonderful touring company to help plan our trip, and one morning while studying our custom  itinerary, we looked at each other and said, “We can do this!  We live in a wonderful tourist destination, and while there is so much to do, there is nobody in the area that helps pull it all together for our visitors”!

Six-months later, Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC was founded.  We consider ourselves concierge to the region – providing our guests maximum enjoyment with minimal effort.

Our overall mission is to have you Experience! the Finger Lakes as we do; being in awe of its natural beauty, its cultural abundance, its recreational opportunities, and its historical significance. Our goal is to have every guest understand why those of us who live here stay here, and those who visit come back again and again. Let us share our experience with you …Explore…Engage…Experience!

New For 2011!

Wine, Cheese and a Side of “Moo”: A Farm to Barrel Experience Finger Lakes Cheese Trail “Cheeseries” and Cayuga Wine Trail wineries in one afternoon!  Take Me There Now!

The “SWaB” Tour: Spirits, Wine, and Beer Along Seneca Lake Spirits, Wine and Beer.  Need we say more?  Take Me There Now!

Visit us on Facebook!
Gift Certificates always available

Between the Lakes Sustainability Tour

Contact Experience! The Finger Lakes Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC
PO Box 3787, Ithaca NY 14852
Tel: 607-233-4818 . Fax:612-233-4813
info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 @ 10:41 am by Curt
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Syracuse New York ongoing events February 2011

Continuing Thru 2/19/2011
Event: Exhibit: All Power to the People – Graphics of the Black Panther Party USA
Location: ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-218-5711

Continuing Thru 2/13/2011
Event: Syracuse Stage, in conjunction with Syracuse University presents: Rent
Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-443-3275

Continuing Thru 3/20/2011
Event: Exhibits: The Infinite Mirror-Images of American Identity and The Prints of Seong Moy
Location: Syracuse University, 215 University Place, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-443-4097

Starts: 2/10/2011 Ends: 2/13/2011
Event: 103rd Annual Syracuse Automobile Dealers Association Show
Location: Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-474-1041

Starts: 2/10/2011 Ends: 2/14/2011
Event: A Night of Comedy with DJ Hazzard & Leighann Lord
Location: Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-477-9898

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 2/11/2011
Event: “BREW & VIEW” 35mm Film Series presents HAIR
Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 2/13/2011
Event: Country Folk Art Craft Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 2/13/2011
Event: Syracuse Opera presents Don Giovanni
Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-476-7372

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 2/19/2011
Event: Love Letters and Hate Mail Dinner Theater
Location: The Fire & Ice Banquet hall at the Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-446-1461

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 2/27/2011
Event: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival presents “Anthony & Cleopatra”
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-476-1835

Starts: 2/11/2011 Ends: 3/30/2011
Event: Implements of Mass Construction
Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse
For More Info: 315.471.0593 x15

Starts: 2/12/2011 Ends: 2/12/2011
Event: Basketball History in Syracuse: A Special Book Event
Location: DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall; 3649 Erie Blvd. East, DeWitt
For More Info: 315-446-3578

Starts: 2/12/2011 Ends: 2/12/2011
Event: Cupid’s Chase 5K Run and 3K Walk
Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool
For More Info: 315-431-9859 x14

Starts: 2/12/2011 Ends: 2/12/2011
Event: Low Budget Pictures 20th Anniversary Farewell Throw Down
Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 2/12/2011 Ends: 2/13/2011
Event: Syracuse Super Swap 2011
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-472-7931

Starts: 2/13/2011 Ends: 2/13/2011
Event: Eastern Mountain Sports and Beaver Lake’s Snowshoe Race
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville
For More Info: 315-638-2519

Starts: 2/14/2011 Ends: 2/14/2011
Event: Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs West Virginia University
Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 2/16/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: CNY Boat Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 2/17/2011 Ends: 2/17/2011
Event: Lecture: Cahokia: Mound Culture and Early Native America
Location: Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool
For More Info: 315-457-0310 x112

Starts: 2/17/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: A Night of Comedy with Tom Whitely & Dan Viola
Location: Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-477-9898

Starts: 2/17/2011 Ends: 2/27/2011
Event: 25th Annual Syracuse WinterFest
Location: Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 2/18/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: Syracuse Open Steel Tip Dart Tournament
Location: Holiday Inn Liverpool, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool
For More Info: 315-446-7101

Starts: 2/19/2011 Ends: 2/19/2011
Event: First Annual Sugarman Law Firm SquareMan Contest
Location: Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-474-2943

Starts: 2/19/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: Mid Atlantic Bill Koch Youth Ski Festival
Location: Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius
For More Info: 315-423-3145

Starts: 2/20/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: Folk Music Series – Dan Duggan
Location: Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool
For More Info: 315-457-0310 x112

Starts: 2/20/2011 Ends: 2/20/2011
Event: Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse vs. Denver
Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-474-7833

Starts: 2/21/2011 Ends: 2/21/2011
Event: Concert: GWAR with Mobile Deathcamp and Mensrea & Ruination
Location: Westcott Theater & Performing Arts Center, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-299-8886

Starts: 2/21/2011 Ends: 3/6/2011
Event: Boys & Girls High School Bowling State Championship
Location: Strike n Spare Lanes, 1777 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse
For More Info: 518-690-0771

Starts: 2/22/2011 Ends: 2/22/2011
Event: Concert: Galactic w/ very special guest Corey Glover (Living Colour)
Location: Westcott Theater & Performing Arts Center, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse
For More Info: 315-299-8886

Starts: 2/22/2011 Ends: 2/22/2011
Event: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-424-8210

Starts: 2/23/2011 Ends: 3/13/2011
Event: Syracuse Stage presents: August Wilson’s Radio Golf
Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-443-3275

Starts: 2/24/2011 Ends: 2/26/2011
Event: NY Farm Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-457-8205

Starts: 2/24/2011 Ends: 2/27/2011
Event: A Night of Comedy with Sheila Kay & John Garrett
Location: Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-477-9898

Starts: 2/25/2011 Ends: 2/25/2011
Event: “BREW & VIEW” 35mm Film Series: DIE HARD & SWITCHBLADE SISTERS
Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 2/27/2011 Ends: 2/27/2011
Event: Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse vs. Army
Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-474-7833

Linda Woodrow
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

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SyracuseNY
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/SyracuseNY

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 @ 2:43 pm by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

• Syracuse Symphony Orchestra performs at the Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter several times per month. For specifics, call 424-8200 or go to www.SyracuseSymphony.org.

• So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

• Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Participate in the Winter at the Zoo photo contest continuing thru January 31, 2011; for details, go to website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call them at 435-8511.

• Highland Forest County Park is a great place to snowshoe, cross country ski or toboggan. Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

• The Everson Museum of Art is featuring the exhibit – Haudenosaunee Elements. Call 474-6064 or www.Everson.org for details.

• Onondaga Historical Museum is featuring the exhibit Toys from the 1970′s. For specifics, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

• IMAX Movies: Africa-The Serengeti, Aliens of the Deep, Under the Sea & Amazon 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.

• 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!

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

• 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.

• Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! For specific times & dates, call 435-2121 or on their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com.

Linda Woodrow
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

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SyracuseNY
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/SyracuseNY

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 @ 2:40 pm by Curt
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