An Early Dress Maker
Beth Batlle, Town Historian
In the 1870′s, dressmaking, along with millinery,
was the fourth most important occupation
for women in the United States. Few
dressmakers became wealthy. However, these
two businesses did allow women to maintain a certain
position of independence.
Ellen Lee Jewell was such dressmaker. She was born in
Devonshire, England in 1842. At the age of 23, she married
Samuel Jewell. Shortly after their wedding, the couple
left their homeland, came to this country and settled in
Skaneateles. Eventually they made their home at #8
Onondaga Street in Skaneateles, a two family house built
by Samuel and his brother, James. Ellen’s profits might
have been a welcome compliment to her carpenter husband’s
When a woman in Skaneateles wanted a new dress…
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The new SAVES building on Fennell Street is progressing
on schedule. Thanks to the generosity of members
of the community, funds were available and the
building construction was begun sooner than
expected. The exterior of the building has taken shape
and interior work is almost complete. Follow the construction
on the SAVES website
A May opening is planned. We will be offering members
of the community an opportunity to tour the building
when it is finished.
Call volume during the most recent quarter was about
the same as last year. The annual total for 2006 was up
over one year ago continuing the trend toward increasing
responses to emergencies in the community.
We welcome Steve Casper as our newest driver.
Steve has completed the internal driver training and
will be assuming regular driving duties. Jake Carlson
has been attending Paramedic training classes and will
be completing his certification later this year.
The opening of the new building promises to provide
an exciting 2007 to members of the SAVES family. We
wish all of you a happy and safe summer.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Laurel Valley Golf Club – Ligonier, PA
Please join us as we honor the recipient of the 2007 Golden Achievement Award:
Mr. Louis D. Astorino, Chairman of Astorino
Golfer’s Luncheon Courtesy of :
Pittsburgh Business TimesSpecial Guest Speakers:
Afternoon Guests – Bill Hillgrove, the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers & Pitt Panthers
Overnight Guests – Tunch & Wolfe
Mark your calendars for one of western PA’s most exclusive and successful golf tournaments! This premier event is the one where golfers come out to entertain and be entertained.
For more information or to customize a sponsorship package, please contact:
Junior Achievement at 800-522-6957,
Sara Caldwell, ext. 110 or Donna Fencik, ext. 133
Stella Maris Strawberry Festival
Date: June 10, 2007
Time: 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Children’s games, Raffles
Family photos available
Crafters and Strawberry plants for sale
Strawberry food galore!
Event Location: Stella Maris Retreat Center
130 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Date/Time Information: Start Time: 12:00 p.m.
End Time:4:00 p.m.
Contact Information: Lisa or Lynne 730-3472
Fees/Admission$7 students/seniors/ $10 adults/ $25 family
Glenwood Springs: Say Hello to the StoryBook Village!
We have never been to Glenwood Springs, but I am sure we will, and I am sure we will like it. Actually, we know a little about GS because we work with Trent and his guys at Blizzard Internet Marketing.
So here is the idea; it’s always more fun to travel if you have a contact in the community.
Let that be us if you are traveling East. Skaneateles is a small picture-perfect Village in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Poulation 2,616. (You, on the other hand have 8,564 practically a city.) The name is Iroquis Indian; some say it means “Long Beautiful Lake”, others say “Beautiful, Lanky Squaw Who Likes to Make Babies”. I like the latter. Ha!
Start with our website and community blog (be sure to write some comments) and read our Blog and be sure to see “Picture Skaneateles”
then give Curt a call at 315-685-7568. We will give you a great deal on a great hotel room, and, a complimentary customized tour called “Secret Places”.
Then, next time we are in Colorado, we will call you. Cool, huh?