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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

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

 

Everson Museum of Art is featuring the following exhibit Prophecy – Peter B. Jones running through January 2013. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Polar Express, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt 1, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. Check out their latest exhibit Ice Age: Mammoths & More Freezes. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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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.

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Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

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The Central Library at the Galleries features wonderful exhibits & other great programs to explore. For more information call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org for details.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend. Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

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Onondaga Lake Park - Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool. Enjoy a stroll, a ride on the Tram or visit the Salt Museum (weekends only). Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

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Syracuse University’s Shaffer Art Building is featuring a new exhibit Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions Exhibition through October 21st. For details, call 443-4097 or check out their website at www.suart.syr.edu/.

 

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The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Transforming Syracuse’s Lakefront: 25th Anniversary of a Bold Vision 1987-2011, Manifest Destiny and the American West and Last House, Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930& Syracuse Cultural Workers 100@30. For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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Community Folk Art Center featuring the exhibit TONY: 2012. Call the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230 or on the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 2 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Continuing thru 11/30/2012

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Exhibit: David Hicock

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina St, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-1900

Continuing thru 8/1/2013

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Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta

 

Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Continuing thru 11/4/2012

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Exhibit: Moby Dick

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864 X312

Continuing thru 11/4/2012

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Play: Moby Dick

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Continuing thru 11/17/2012

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One Million Bones Workshop

 

Location: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-442-2943

Continuing thru 11/3/2012

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Play: The Musical of Musicals

 

Location: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-546-3224

Continuing thru 11/3/2012

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Play: A Temptest

 

Location: W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 11/1/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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Camping World NYS RV Fall Savings Event

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-672-5105

 

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Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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A Literary Reading by poet Jules Gibbs

 

Location: YMCA of Downtown Syracuse, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-474-6851 ext. 328

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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Arts Across Campus Music Convocation: John Musto with the Society for New Music

 

Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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First Friday Artist Event

 

Location: Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc., 4251 Jordan Road, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-5091

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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Hope Creations Arts and Craft Festival

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-472-7363 x313

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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Once Upon A Time, Harris III, Master Illusionist with special guest Jimmy Needham

 

Location: Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-214-7333

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/2/2012

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Opening reception for Forms of Function

 

Location: Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-6263

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 11/3/2012

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Low Bridge, Everybody Down!: An Erie Canal Music Celebration

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 518-346-7008

Starts: 11/2/2012 Ends: 12/24/2012

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Art Mart 2012

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-6359 or 637-6562

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 4 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/3/2012

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12th Annual St. Rose of Lima School Silent Auction

 

Location: St Rose of Lima School, 411 South Main Street, North Syracuse

For More Info: 315-458-6036

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/3/2012

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Family Concert with Dave Ruch and Rich Bala

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 518-346-7008

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/3/2012

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Mission: Wolf

 

Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville

For More Info: 315-638-2519

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/3/2012

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Story Telling & Ghost Hunt with Stacey Jones

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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Great New York State Model Train Fair

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-451-6551

Starts: 11/3/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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Pride of New York Harvest Fest

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711 ext. 1000

Starts: 11/4/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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“Portrait of Wally” Film Screening and Lecture

 

Location: SUArt Galleries (Shemin Auditorium), Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-4097

Starts: 11/4/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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Squishing of the Squash

 

Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8511

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 5 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/4/2012 Ends: 11/4/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Bloomsburg (Exhibition)

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/5/2012 Ends: 11/5/2012

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Cirque Chinois

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 11/5/2012 Ends: 11/5/2012

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The Three Domains of Science & Religion – Mcdevitt Center Lecture

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-6200

Starts: 11/6/2012 Ends: 11/6/2012

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Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Celebration

 

Location: Coyne Center for the Performing Arts at LeMoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 11/7/2012 Ends: 11/7/2012

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10th Annual Gala and Auction

 

Location: Wellington House, 7262 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville

For More Info: 315-637-9511

Starts: 11/8/2012 Ends: 11/8/2012

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CTK Lecture Series

 

Location: Christ the King Retreat House, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-446-2680

Starts: 11/8/2012 Ends: 11/8/2012

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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 11/8/2012 Ends: 11/8/2012

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Fantazia 360

 

Location: Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 6 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Observing Session

 

Location: Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info: 315-559-4737

Starts: 11/9/2012 Ends: 11/11/2012

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New & Used Ski Sale & Swap

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 585-292-0580

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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5th Annual CNY Veterans Parade & Expo

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9651

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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Haunted History Investigation

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-527-2164

Starts: 11/10/2012 Ends: 11/10/2012

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Syracuse University Football vs. Louisville

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 1-888-366-3849

Starts: 11/11/2012 Ends: 11/11/2012

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Fort Drum: The First 100 Years

 

Location: Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-1864 x312

Starts: 11/15/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

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Lights on the Lake

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-453-6712

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/16/2012

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Concert: Tragically Hip

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 7 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/16/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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2012 Junior League Holiday Shoppes

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-9773

Starts: 11/17/2012 Ends: 11/17/2012

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Concert: Zac Brown Band

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/18/2012 Ends: 11/18/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Wagner

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/21/2012 Ends: 11/21/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Princeton

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 12/30/2012

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Syracuse Stage presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Starts: 11/23/2012 Ends: 1/6/2013

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27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x15

Starts: 11/24/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

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Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

 

Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets, 20 Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-0552

Starts: 11/25/2012 Ends: 11/25/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Colgate

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 8 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 11/28/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

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Play: Wicked. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

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Syracuse Holiday Crafts Spectacular

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Open Hand Theater & Salt City Productions presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

Location: First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-0466

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/6/2012 Ends: 12/6/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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NYS Indoor Go-Kart Racing Championship

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-676-1061

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Canisus

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know…

… that in the year 1900, three Syracuse-born brothers, Sam, Lee and Jacob J. Shubert, founded the Shubert Organization that was responsible for the acquisition of thousands of theaters and productions of Broadway shows in New York City.  By 1916, the Shuberts became the nation’s most important and powerful theater owners and managers; by the 1920′s, the Shubert’s owned, managed or booked over 1,000 playhouses across the United States.  This organization currently owns and operates 16 Broadway theaters in New York City as well as others in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC.  They are represented by a star on Syracuse’s Walk of Fame that is located just outside the Landmark Theatre on South Salina Street.  The Shubert brothers are considered to be the founders of Broadway.

For details on any of these events or others in our area,
take a look at our website www.VisitSyracuse.org

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Imagine Celebrates 20th Anniversary With a Little Help From Their Friends   Wish them ‘Happy Anniversary’ and save 20 percent through Thanksgiving! Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft shop in Skaneateles, owes its success to the loyalty of its artists, its staff—and, most of all, its customers—says owner Joe Panzarella, as he prepares to celebrate 20 years in business.   The shop, named for the John Lennon song that played at his wedding, opened its doors at 8 E. Genesee St., site of the former Georgia’s Custom Jewelry, on Nov. 13, 1992.   Over the years, Imagine has operated in two locations, represented almost 900 artists, and become a favorite shopping venue for tourists and townspeople alike.  

Birthing a Gallery By the summer of 1992, when the owners of Georgia’s decided to sell their shop, Panzarella had been traveling the country doing craft shows for 23 years. Although he enjoyed the life, he missed the time spent away from his family.     “I wasn’t actively seeking a change, but when the opportunity arose, I jumped at it,” he says.   He took over the lease Sept. 1, operated the shop for three weeks with Georgia’s old inventory, and then closed for renovations to turn it into a craft gallery. When Imagine reopened under its new name Nov. 13, it sold sterling silver jewelry (the only shop in the village to do so, at the time), art glass and woodwork, along with fine jewelry.   In its earliest days, Imagine represented fewer than 50 artists, many of whom Panzarella had known from the craft show circuit. About half of those artists continue to show and sell their work today through Imagine, joining more than 100 other local and national artists.   Panzarella’s two daughters, Sarah—now gallery director—and Carolyn, have worked on and off at the shop since its earliest days.   Another mainstay behind the counter is shop manager Denise Wiedor, a Skaneateles resident who has been with the shop 15 years; her daughter, Alyssa, now works there too.   Imagine has also been a family affair for the Fosters: Julia became the first member of her family to work there, while in high school and college; she was followed by her mother, Lynda, now a full-time employee, and her sister Emma.   “I’ve been gifted in the number of people who have stayed with us,” says Panzarella. “The staff have added tremendously to our success and become part of the Imagine family.   “Many of our customers have been with us from the early days, too,” he says. “People tell us that when they’re in town, this is the first place they visit.”   “We have clientele from as far away as North Carolina and California,” says Sarah Panzarella. “They’re not here as often, but they’re just as loyal as customers living on State Street.”  

Disaster Strikes   On Jan. 17, 2000, pipes burst in the apartment above the shop, causing Imagine to flood.   The jewelry survived, but much of the woodwork froze.   “We had to tear up the inside of the store and the flooring. We were closed for two months,” says Joe. “It was the worst thing that ever happened to me, professionally.”   When the shop reopened, it had a new look, along with a drop ceiling, recessed lights and central air-conditioning.  

Growth and Expansion   In July 2009, after Joe learned that he would have to temporarily relocate as Imagine’s building underwent restoration, Imagine That…  opened at 38 E. Genesee St., headed by Sarah and her husband, Jeremy Randall. The stand-alone gallery allowed for added space to expand the collection, and host monthly exhibitions and First Friday artists’ receptions.   “After 15 years of working for my dad, I was no longer just an employee—Imagine That…  gave me the opportunity to learn the back-room operations, have ownership and execute on my vision,” says Sarah. “At that point, I wasn’t thinking of Imagine as a long-term career. Branching out on my own gave me the leadership skills I needed to see the possibilities.”   Imagine joined forces with Imagine That… in April 2010. The two have been together ever since, selling jewelry, art glass, woodwork, paintings, prints, photography, textiles and ceramics. Their joint vision works well, the Panzarellas say, with Joe doing more of the paperwork and Sarah handling more of the contact with artists.     “Imagine has evolved over the years, and we’re in a much larger space now (1,350 square feet of display space versus 550),” says Sarah. “But there’s also great continuity. It’s nice to have continuing relationships with artists who have been here from the start.”  

 Supporting the Community Joe, who believes it is important to give back to the community that has been so supportive of him, has been involved with the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993 and never misses an opportunity to support local fund-raisers. Now serving his final year on the Chamber’s board of directors, he also is longtime chair of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee (formerly the Merchants Association) and Dickens Christmas Committee.   “Joe Panzarella and Imagine have been an integral part of the Skaneateles business community since they opened their doors 20 years ago,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Chamber. “Joe almost immediately took part in the Merchants Association and has served on the Chamber board since 2000.   “Sarah also has become involved with the community, and was a major force behind the development of Skaneateles’ First Friday,” she notes. “The Panzarellas’ hard work and dedication to our community are second to none.” With Joe turning 65 earlier this year, he and Sarah are now transitioning roles, so that Sarah becomes the eventual owner, and Joe her assistant.   “Twenty years ago, my father had a wonderful vision, which has proven its longevity,” says Sarah. “I plan to continue that, and to bring in new and exciting work.”  

Anniversary Special To mark its 20th anniversary, Imagine will host a Business After Hours for members of the Skaneateles Chamber Nov. 15.   In addition, the shop will offer a 20 percent discount on all items through Thanksgiving to customers who say, “Happy Anniversary!”   “I would like to thank all our customers, who have supported us and helped us grow,” says Joe. “They’re a part of our extended Imagine family.”  

Posted: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:58 pm by Curt
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  Snowshoe Rentals Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you this winter season. Come to The Woods and try out our snowshoes! Although Baltimore Woods is too hilly for cross country skiing, it is great for snowshoeing. We have different sized snowshoes, including kid’s sizes. We offer snowshoe programs if you are a first timer and want some instruction, or if you just want a guided walk. Snowshoe Rental Information: Free for members, $5/day for nonmember 3 Natural Decoration TBD 8 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. 13 Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower 7-9pm One of the year’s finest! Unlike most meteor showers, this one is composed of asteroid debris, not comet debris, and bright meteors can be seen much earlier in the evening. Also, the winter skies will be showing off the brightest stars and nebulae visible to us in the northern hemisphere, plus the giant planet Jupiter, and the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. Dress warmly! $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Back-up date: Dec 14th. To register, call 315 673-1350 or email info@baltimorewoods.org.  15 Warm and Cozy Critters – Preschool Wintertime Yoga 11am-noon  Preschoolers will become warm, cozy, and probably giggly as we learn about and become some of the animals that live in the winter woods. Afterwards, we will act out the well-loved story The Mitten by Jan Brett in which several woodland animals all try to stay warm inside one little boy’s lost mitten. Children age 3-5 Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers. To register, call 315 673-1350 or email info@baltimorewoods.org. 15 Whoooo Loves Yoga? Nature Yoga for Children 1-2pm Everyone loves owls! Learn about these fascinating nocturnal birds and other animals out at night through this combined nature lesson and yoga class. Using movement, props, and the classic story Owl Moon, children will experience the magic and mystery of the nighttime winter forest.  Children age 5-8. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers. To register, call 315 673-1350 or email info@baltimorewoods.org. 22 Solstice Snowshoe Hike 7-8:30pm It’s the longest night of the year, the forest is blanketed in silence, and the near-full moon sets the snow covered trees aglow. Be a part of the silence and experience the beautiful winter night, comforted in knowing that tomorrow will be a longer day. Snowshoes and instruction provided. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. To register, call 315 673-1350 or email info@baltimorewoods.org. 24, 25 and 31 Interpretive Center Closed The interpretive center will be closed on these days for the holidays. Trails are still open dawn to dusk. The center will be open on the 28th and 29th during regular hours. 28 Snowshoe Ramble 1-3pm Feeling lethargic after all the holiday festivities or need something fun and exciting to entertain family from out of town? Join Baltimore Woods Naturalist Julia Maum for a guided snowshoe hike and explore the winter wonderland of The Woods. There will be an introduction to snowshoeing—a great opportunity for beginners! Snowshoes will be provided. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. To register, call 315 673-1350 or email info@baltimorewoods.org. Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108 Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun. Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information
— Thea Reidy Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133 Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell www.baltimorewoods.org Nature in your hands
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Oct 26th – 31st – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Costumed guides will lead groups by lantern light around the Seward gardens and through downtown streets to the places where tales of bravery, murder and intrigue originally took place. Learn about the supernatural manifestations that lurk beneath the peaceful facade of downtown Auburn! Advanced reservations suggested as tours are limited in size.  $10.00-adults $8.00-twelve and under  Tickets on sale beginning October 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 252-1283 or online at www.sewardhouse.org.  Tours start at 6:00 or 7:00 pm

Nov. 6th  & 13th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Oct. 31st – Halloween Party with Stevie Tombstone plus Honky Tonk Hindooz – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  What better way than to spend your Halloween night than with Stevie Tombstone (yes… Tombstone) plus the Honky Tonk Hindooz. This will be a party you won’t want to miss. Come in costume and check out all the fun surprises we have in store.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463

Nov. 2nd – First Friday Events – Participating attractions and businesses around downtown Auburn.                                                                                                                         Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Visit the current exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission and Columbian Foundation, Inc. Quilting Demonstration with Barbara Feinstein, Director’s Tour of Quilts=Art=Quilts (6pm), entertainment and exhibition by Seneca Cayuga ARC F.A.M.E Arts Program.                                                                                                                                 Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Photography Opening Reception – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEE HERMAN and BOB BROWER.  Music provided by The APT House Band, Mark Angier, Scott Anderson and guests. Wine/Beer bar for those with proper I.D.  Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. Refreshments will be served.                                       Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – The Seward House Museum will feature a multimedia presentation for the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the book Team of Rivals by noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin has taped a special message for the Seward House Museum which will also be featured. Additional interviews of Goodwin, Spielberg and other actors featured in the movie will be presented. Enjoy free tours and refreshments as Seward House Museum prepares for the upcoming visit by Doris Kearns Goodwin and the much anticipated opening of the movie Lincoln!                         Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Artist Sarah Harris will lead a fall craft project at 6:30PM. In addition, there will be drop-in craft activities for visitors in the Children’s Room.

Nov. 2nd & 3rd – “In a Dream” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors-mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.  Where Isaiah is obsessive and narcissistic-a former Peace Corps volunteer who has become an icon in South Philly’s art community-Julia is gracious and warm. For decades, their opposing natures complemented one another perfectly. But suddenly the family is torn apart at the seams: A few hours before picking up his oldest son from a rehabilitation center, Isaiah declares to the camera, “As people get older they have less and less passion.” He then confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into a debilitating, suicidal depression. A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction.  The film features music by The Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, Bibio, Colleen & an original score by Kelli Scarr.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/2, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/3, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Director’s Tour & Demo – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy a second opportunity to tour the 32nd annual quilt show with Executive Director Donna Lamb at 6pm. Free and open to the public.www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

 

Nov. 2nd – Friday Night At The Movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.  Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.  Tickets $5, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Comedian Jon Fisch – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This year Jon was featured on Celebrity Apprentice and in Maxim Magazine. He is the host of the widely popular podcast, In the Tank, and he recently made his late night television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman.A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. Tickets $12, APT members $10.80, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Wetland Wildlife – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and look at the autumn wetland. The leaves off the trees provide a different perspective of the wetland. Who is using it now that the herons have headed south, are the osprey and eagles of summer still there or migrating wood ducks and other waterfowl? Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland this autumn.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Nov. 3rd & 4th – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red.  The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid.  Free, noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

Nov. 4th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Nick Hrynyk, a local Auburn pianist, will offer the music of Brahms, Liszt, Beethoven and more. Classmate Lourdes Cossich, who hails from Guatemala, will perform vocal selections during the concert. Nick recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Lourdes has performed internationally. Both are fourth year students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Nov. 4th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show with Kitsie Demeree & Barbara Ackley.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

Nov. 8th – MAKE SHIFT with Karen Pardee – Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Make Shift is a series of project-based classes that use recycled or repurposed materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials.  Design and create your own felted mittens from upcycled old wool sweaters. Participants will use a pattern to cut out the mittens, and then the fun begins – embroider, add cut-outs, beads, buttons, and needle felted embellishments to make them your own! Then students will sew them together (by hand or machine) and add cuffs, if desired. Bring a felted wool sweater – instructions for felting will be sent prior to class.  $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 6-8pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 8th – SHOWTIME – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come for an evening of song & dance with the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians & Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music & refreshments every 2nd Thursday of the month. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm  315-252-7016

Nov. 9th & 10th – Think Like A Man – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/9, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/10, 8:00 pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 10th – Renate Rewald Literary Arts Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  “Extraordinary, absorbing, bracing and superb”- words used to describe Nothing Daunted, the remarkable story of two young Cayuga County socialites who traveled west in 1916 on the adventure of a lifetime. Hear how Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker and the author of this remarkable journey, recreated her grandmother’s story after discovering forgotten letters and diaries. Book sales and signing will follow in the library.  Free, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437

Nov. 10th – Italian Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  A showcase of Italian wine, the second in our Epicurean season will feature selections from across the diverse Mediterranean country. Each wine will be carefully matched, by region, with its accompanying dish. Executive Chef Patrick will be on hand to explain the pairings, as well as Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis. Featuring five paired courses, a reception wine and an intermezzo, our Italian Wine Dinner promises a gustatory tour of L’italia. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Nov. 11th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Don’t miss this entertaining USO-sytle show on Veteran’s Day! Grab some friends and family and join us for a lineup of patriotic and other songs, dancing and jokes. Susan May and her duet partner, Steve Gamba, as well as an array of her talented students along with Dave Borthwick and dancers from Kathy Ryan’s Dance studio are ready to make your Veteran’s Day fun! We’ll see you at the beautiful Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY, on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2 pm.  Tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Nov. 11th – Folk Arts & Fiber Festival – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Folk Artists will demonstrate traditional fiber-based art forms from around the world, including basketry, crochet, embroidery, knitting, paper arts, rug braiding, tatting, and others.  Free and open to the public, 2-4pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 14th – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun!
The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September.
Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages welcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  $1 per child.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 14th & 15th - FREE Wellness Health Fair & Walk – Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  November 14th at the hotel, there will be health demonstrations, flu shots, blood pressure checks, raffles and much more! On November 15th at Noon join the Walk for Health to celebrate National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout in front of the Cayuga County Court House and will end at City Hall. Following the walk a press conference and reception will be held.  11/14 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hotel, 11/15 Noon at Court House. www.cayugahealthnetwork.org  315-252-4212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 @ 10:19 am by Curt
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