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Welcome to the historic Mandana Barn

Welcome to the historic Mandana Barn.

The Mandana Barn is a traditional red dairy barn with a classic gambrel roof.  It was built in the early 1900s and is located along the western hills of Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

In its early years the barn served the farming needs of the Gravit family who settled at this site in the 1850s.

Today the barn has been returned to service and functions as an informal community gathering space.  Each year the barn is host to many local events including…

The Mandana Fall Festival on October 13

Posted: Sunday, October 28th, 2007 @ 6:41 am by Curt
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Linda Ober is editor of the Skaneateles Journal. She can be reached at 283-1615 or news@skaneatelesjournal.com.

More importantly, she now works from a Village Office. Welcome Linda!


Posted: Sunday, October 28th, 2007 @ 6:28 am by Curt
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By Jason Gabak / Special to The Citizen
Friday, October 26, 2007 11:41 PM EDT

MOTTVILLE – Opening the Mottville Emporium on the corner of Jordan and Crow Hill roads was a multifaceted decision for proprietor Deb Holbein, but it one that was incredibly easy to make.

The site, which houses the Mottville Post Office, was formerly run by the Stengers, who also ran The Bead Studio out of the same facility. When Holbein heard they were planning to close up after several years in business, she saw a golden opportunity.

“Somebody had to take over the post office,” Holbein said. “I’m a stay-at-home mom, so part of my decision is that I just have a 10-door commute to get to work every day, just living up the street. So I get to do this and still be close to home.”


Posted: Sunday, October 28th, 2007 @ 6:10 am by Curt
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Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles

The Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and Merchants’ Association is gearing up to bring you another exciting year of Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles.  For the 14th year in a row, Charles Dickens and his cast of characters arrive in Skaneateles to entertain crowds from near and far for the holiday season.  The Festival begins the day after Thanskgiving, and runs every Saturday and Sunday thereafter thru Christmas Eve.  Be sure to mark your calendars for “A Very Merry Musicale” on Saturday, December 15th…..it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  For more information on Dickens’ Christmas click here.

Posted: Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm by Curt
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Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) 

 The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) board of directors announced that Cynthia Kimble has been named as the new President effective November 1, 2007. Kimble joins FLTA from the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce where she has been President since April 2006.  

Kimble said “The Finger Lakes region is a growth market with an ever growing potential presenting wonderful opportunities for tourism and the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance. I look forward to exploring these potential growth opportunities in the region. This is a very exciting career opportunity for me.”   

Posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2007 @ 5:09 am by Curt
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