February 1, 2008
11 Fennell Street
Skaneateles NY 13152
Skaneateles Artisans is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit featuring artists Bobbi Lamb (ceramics) and Linda Bishop (fine silver and beaded jewelry) with hammered dulcimer music provided by John Wilmot and refreshments. Exhibit runs through February 29.
Annual Scholastic Art Awards
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, January 25
Whitney Applied Technology Center
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse
Onondaga Community College
Scholastic Art is the largest juried art show for Junior and Senior high school students in Central New York. Covering a 13-county region, more than 5,000 pieces are submitted each year and over 1,200 winning pieces will be on display in the Whitney Applied Technology Center for six weeks following the awards ceremony. The work of Gold Key recipients is sent on to New York City for national consideration.Price: Free
A bit of local history
National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House
33 South Street
Auburn, New York
Call for hours and tours.
Significance: Home of William and Frances Seward. As Lincoln’s Secretary of State, Seward was Auburn’s most significant political figure. Both William and Frances harbored freedom seekers in this house.
The Seward home was built in 1816-17 in the Federal style, one of the first brick houses in Auburn, by Elijah Miller, Frances Seward’s father. One of the workmen was sixteenyear-old Brigham Young, later a leader of the Mormon Church. In the 1840s, the Sewards enlarged the house, adding a dining room, Italianate tower, and north wing. In 1866-68, they enlarged it again, using designs of architect Edward Tucerkman Potter, adding a south tower, drawing room, and several bedrooms.1
11 Brochure from Seward House. Many thanks to Peter Wisbey and the entire staff of the Sewardhttp://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/history/ugrr/report/PDF/5f.pdf
Bass Pro Annual Ice Fishing Derby
February 23, 2008
7AM – 3PM
Pending weather conditions Owasco Lake and Cayuga Lake may be fished as well. Pre-registrations are available at Bass Pro Shops until closing on February 22 and at weigh-in sites starting at 6am derby day. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under and a $5 optional lunker pool. Awards ceremony is at Bass Pro Shops.
Owasco Lake, Rt. 38A
Auburn, NY 13021