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11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, March 1, 2008 
 AfriCOBRA: Liberated Images
Community Folk Art Center
Price: Free
Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

New exhibition celebrating 40 years of the AfriCOBRA Artist Collective. AfriCOBRA: Liberated Images will feature works by 10 members of the collective. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2008 @ 5:09 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY


Donna Cross, local Notable Skaneateles author 

Donna Woolfolk Cross graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 with a B.A. in English.  She moved to London, England, after graduation, and worked as an editorial assistant for a small publishing house on Fleet Street, W.H. Allen and Company.  Upon her return to the United States, Cross worked at Young and Rubicam, a Madison Avenue advertising firm, before going on to graduate school at UCLA where she earned a master’s degree in Literature and Writing in 1972.

In 1973, Cross moved with her husband to upstate New York where she began teaching writing in a college English Department.  Now writing is her fulltime career.

She is the author of two books on language, Word Abuse: How the Words We Use Use Us and Mediaspeak: How Television Makes Up Your Mind. She is the coauthor of Speaking of Words and Daddy’s Little Girl.  The product of seven years of research and writing, Pope Joan is her first novel.  She is now at work on a new novel set in 17th century France.

More Pope Joan here

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Notable Locals



“Pawcasso” an Evening of Art  By, For and About Animals”

February 29, 2008 5PM

ORANGE LINE GALLERY @ the Coffee Pavilion
133 E. Water Street Syracuse, NY  13202
http://www.orangelinegallery.com/  (315) 263-5780

Local Animal and Non Animal Artists Bring Out Their Masterpieces for Auction to Raise Money for Local Spay and Neuter Clinic Syracuse, NY 

“Pawcasso”, an Exhibit of Fine Art, By, For and About Animals, is on display starting next week at the Orange Line Gallery in the Coffee Pavilion, Hanover Square, Syracuse. The art exhibit and auction benefits Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS), a local spay and neuter clinic. The silent auction starts Friday February 29th at the Coffee Pavilion or by calling the phone numbers listed on the SANS website http://www.spayandneutersyracuse.org/

On February 29th, the “Pawcasso” festivities start at (more…)

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 @ 6:12 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY


skeaneateles lake, Skaneateles Lake, either way

An MSN seacher was looking for a Vacation Rental on SkEAneateles Lake lat night and found us, SkANeateles Suites. We welcome you, Mr. MSN Searcher. But be prepared, at population 5,000, you probably have that many living on your block.

Here is an interesting article for those of you who care about toilet testing.

Cornell Cooperative Extention says: 

Residential development accounts for only 5-6% of the land use in the watershed. Many homes on the southern end of the lake hug the base of steep cliffs. (more…)

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 @ 7:16 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,So What's In a Name?


skanatales, maybe Skaneateles, NY in 1799 

A web surfer in Arizona found us after searching Yahoo for ‘skanatales’ and looked around for about 15 minutes. We hope they found what they wanted.

Meanwhile, a long time ago a young girl was born in Skanateles, NY. She moved to Ohio and lived a long life.

Name: Hannah BODLEY
Sex: F
Birth: 9 FEB 1799 in Skanatales, Onondago Co. NY
Death: 4 JUL 1883 in Fulton Co. OH

Posted: Monday, February 25th, 2008 @ 8:07 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,So What's In a Name?