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Usher in the Holidays With Skaneateles Sings and Shop Skaneateles

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

Two community events will complement the season-long celebration of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.

On Dec. 6, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings. The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., local clergy will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by candlelit caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts, lighting of the Christmas tree and remarks by Mayor Marty Hubbard at the Gazebo, a magic show by the Wonderful Wizard of the North at the United Methodist Church (where the Girl Scouts will serve donuts and cider), and an open house at village stores. Children who visit the United Methodist Church will receive a gift from KeyBank.

Skaneateles Sings is sponsored by KeyBank and the Skaneateles Journal, and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Skaneateles Garden Club.

First Friday art openings and exhibitions will also take place that evening throughout the village.

During Shop Skaneateles, Dec. 10, visitors are invited to shop throughout the day and Shop, Sip and Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m.

Many village shops will offer 20th anniversary specials, free gift-wrapping and refreshments. In the evening, parking will be free village-wide.

“Bring your friends, enjoy our small-town holiday charm and find that perfect gift—then top off the evening with a drink on us,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Among the merchants offering specials are:

• Imagine (also celebrating its 20th anniversary) – 20 percent off all Christmas ornaments

• Creekside Books & Coffee – 20 percent off all store merchandise and a complimentary beer or glass of wine with purchase of $25 or more

• Rhubarb – savings and specials on Swiss Diamond Cookware, Wusthof Cutlery and Cuisinart, plus sampling of gourmet dips

• Gallery 54 – 20 percent off candles, soaps and Better Brittle

• Infused! – sampling of specialty products

• Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce – 20 percent off everything except gift certificates

For more specials, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Dickens Raffle tickets will be available at shops throughout the village, at $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. Prizes are a $1,000 gift certificate from Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a family membership to the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, a shop-and-dine Skaneateles gift basket, a gift basket from Infused! and tickets to an SU Men’s Basketball game.

Anyone making a purchase that evening will have the choice of a free drink from Creekside Books & Coffee, Joelle’s French Bistro, LakeHouse Pub or the Sherwood Inn (restrictions apply).

Shop Skaneateles is sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber would like to extend a special thank-you to Strawberry Fields, which donated the Christmas tree for the Gazebo,” says Dove. “We’d also like to thank the village and town for their financial support of the decorations, and the Village Electric Department for its help in putting up the decorations. They will be enjoyed by the community all season long.”

 

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 @ 9:02 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel Activities

Skaneateles TripAdvisor #1 Hotel

 

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is open Thursday – Saturday 1PM – 4 PM until Christmas. Private tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-

5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open 1 PM – 4 PM on Saturday & Sunday or by appointment. Looking for a gift?

Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 @ 8:54 pm by Curt
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December 6, 2013

Friday 5pm – 8pm

FREE as part of First Friday

Melissa Johnson:  New Works

Melissa Johnson’s abstract paintings and drawings incorporate organic forms that sometimes suggest figurative and animal imagery.  The works are layered and textured with a variety of marks and materials, including acrylic and encaustic paint, a range of drawing materials, string and collage.  She studied Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Rural Sociology at Cornell University.  She teaches Studio Art at Cayuga Community College.

Above Painting:

Bird (Detail) Mixed Media (acrylic + en-caustic paint on paper and canvas) 2013

Sponsored by:

WRVO, The Citizen, NYSCA

 

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For accommodations while visiting the area, call Skaneateles Suites.

Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 8:08 am by Nakeia Endres
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November 27, 2013

Wednesday 7:30pm

It’s our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Show featuring 2 of the most talented musical artists in Central New York!

Dusty Pas’cal is a husband, father to five children, and co-owner of his family’s company, Skaneateles-based D.B. Pascal Chimney and Roofing. He’s considered by many to be one of the top singer/songwriters in the Central New York region.

Dusty said that since he first picked up a guitar at age 13, he’s been a firm believer in the purity of his music. ?”Early on, I was influenced by guys like Kris Kristofferson and Jim Croce, because that’s who my dad listened to,” he said. ?”But actually, I was most influenced by my dad, who’s a songwriter himself.?”

“Lonesome,? is a heartbreaking ballad that includes lyrics written by Dusty’s father. “My dad came to one of my shows, and I could see him just sitting there writing something,” he recalled.  Dusty’s dad was in fact writing a poem about a friend of his who was on death’s doorstep, so Dusty set the poem, without changing a single word, to music.  “I know my dad so well, it just flowed out naturally.”

His three studio albums, Home (2006), More (2008), andHuman Heart (2012) have garnered attention in Central New York and across the nation; several tracks have been featured on local radio stations and internationally on XM Satellite Radio.

Dusty will move you from one end of music’s emotional spectrum to the other – and it will be a ride you’ll want to take again and again.

Visit Dusty’s Website

Loren Barrigar started playing guitar when he was only 4 years old, and by the time he was 6, he played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother) which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling in Central New York he has been in constant demand as a studio musician and recently produced and played on the #1 rated CD in Syracuse, Dusty Pascal’s “Home” 2007.

His finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s #1 rated show “ER,” “The Young and The Restless,” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has recently performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy Emmanuel the Australian guitar sensation. He has also recorded with Multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer Lloyd Maines.

In 2010 Loren made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with his pickin’ pal from New Zealand Mark Mazengarb. They will be there again in 2011 . For the last few years Loren has been working on fingerstyle guitar. His recently released CD “Dance With Me” is a result of that work, and it received a SAMMY Award for Best Country CD.{2009} He is now touring in support of his 2nd solo CD Chillaxin’. His solo concerts include favorite songs from 7 decades as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings.

Visit Loren’s Website

 Sponsored by:  

New York State Council on the Arts * WRVO * The Citizen

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Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 7:55 am by Nakeia Endres
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Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Marcellus, NY (December20, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces theirDecember programs with details listed below.

December 2nd    Holiday Decorations, Naturally!  Two sessions available: 10-11am and 7-8pm

Join Regina Lewis-Middleton, local artist and decorator for our Environmental Chef event, for a natural holiday decorating workshop. Enjoy using your own hands to create a door or wall swag out of greens, other natural materials, and ribbon to decorate your home for the holidays. All materials will be supplied. $7 members, $20/family; $10 nonmembers, $30/family.

 

December 6th  Comet ISON Party 5-7am

Comet ISON has been called many things, including the “Comet of the Century,” since it’s discovery last year. At the end of November, it will make an extremely close pass to the sun. If it survives without breaking up it may be a spectacular object in the pre-dawn sky, but there’s no way to predict for sure until it happens. Comets are fickle and unpredictable – some becoming very bright, some not. Come out early in the morning to this special program and take a look at Comet ISON. You may be in for a real treat!

$5 members, $15/family; $8 nonmembers, $25 for families.

 

December 14th  Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm

Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. Finish up the night with hot drinks in the Interpretive Center and a special visit from the Solstice Skunk! This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share.

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Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:30 pm by Curt
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