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Skaneateles Artisans is proud to host fine art and fine craft from many artists in the Rochester area.  We are delighted to feature our Rochester artists at our First Friday Art Night event on Friday October 4th. We will also be hosting a delectable chocolate tasting by Preliminaires Chocolat.  Finger foods will also be served. Please join us from 6-9 pm.


The Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under the Stone is located in The Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell Street (lower level), offers off-street parking as well as municipal parking, and accepts major credit cards. Visit our website at www.skaneatelesartisans.com. For more information, call 315-685-8580.


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Photo courtesy of John Francis McCarthy


John D. Barrow Art Gallery


is open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM. Private tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the

Gallery online at



Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery


is open 1 PM – 4 PM on Friday & Saturday or by appointment. Looking for a gift?

Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit




Rosamond Gifford Zoo


is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (19-61), $4 for youth (3-18) and $5 for seniors (62+).

Children two and under are free. For more information, call the zoo at (315) 435-8511 or visit the zoo’s website at



Thru October 5


THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents Hank Williams Lost Highway, Emerson Park, Rt. 38A. For tickets call (800)

457-8897 or online

www.mgrplayhouse.com or Mid-Lakes Navigation (satellite office for Merry Go Round) at 11 Jordan St. for tickets!


Thru October 6


THEATER: Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn presents Bun In The Oven: Contractions with The Calamari Sisters.

For ticket information visit



Tuesday, September 24 and October 1 & 8


DRAWING CLASS: 6 PM Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. A 4-week basic drawing series

for teens and adults to learn how to translate what you see into believable and realistic drawings. Sponsored by SKARTS. Materials provided. Limit

20. Must register. (315) 685-5135.


Tuesday, September 24


STORY TIME: 10:30 AM Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. for ages 3 – 5 years. No registration necessary, just

drop in. (315) 685-5135.


Tuesday, September 24


HISTORY: 7:30 PM The Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. Monthly presentation features Sarah Wiles, of Mid-

Lakes Navigation who will be discussing the history, significance, and current importance of the Erie Canal. (315) 685-8500.


Tuesday, September 24


TRIVIA: 8 PM Trivia Night at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194.


Wednesday, September 25


AUTHOR EVENT: 2 PM The Athenaeum of Skaneateles, 150 E. Genesee St. Author, Writer, former teacher Elizabeth

Patton. Elizabeth has had two “chat books” published as well as articles in several professional journals, literary magazines, anthologies &

newspapers. Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. For more information (315) 685-1400.


Wednesday, September 25


WINE TASTING: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Long Point Winery tasting at Aurora Inn, 391 Main St. Aurora. (315) 364-8888.

The wine tasting is complimentary and part of the summer wine tasting series.


Wednesday, September 25


CHAMBER EVENT: 5 – 7 PM Business after Hours at Key Bank, 32 Jordan St. Members are encouraged to attend. An

opportunity to network with other chamber members. RSVP Skaneateles Chamber, (315) 685-0552 or



Wednesday, September 25


MUSIC: 5:30 – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

(315) 282-7772.


Wednesday, September 25


OPEN MIC: 7:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books & Coffee 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


www.creeksidebooks.com Free.


Wednesday, September 25


MUSIC: 8 – 11PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs.

4:30 – 9:00 PM; Fri & Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Saturday, A’La Carte Brunch 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Traditional Springside Inn Sunday Brunch 10:30

AM – 1:00 PM; Sunday Dinner 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM. (315) 252-8463. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.


Thursday, September 26


STORY TIME: 11:00 AM at the Skaneateles Library, for ages 18 months – 3 years. (315) 685-5135. No registration

necessary, just drop in.


Thursday, September 26


FARMER’S MARKET: 3:30 – 6:30 PM Austin Park Pavilion , corner of Austin & Jordan St. Local growers sell fruits,

vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs etc. (315) 727-9320.




September 24, 2013


Thursday, September 26


TRIVIA: 7 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.



Friday, September 27


MUSIC: 7:30 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28


MOVIE: Blackfish. 9/27 @ 1 & 8 PM; 9/28 @ 8 PM. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @

Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org . Coming up on Oct. 4 & 5 The Missing Piece.


Saturday, September 28


FISHING DERBY: Sunrise to 2 PM. to benefit the Davey’s Forest Project. Fish by land or boat. Derby restricted to

Skaneateles Lake. Cash prizes. Cost: $20.00 for adults, and $10.00 for children 16 and under. The registration will include a $5.00 certificate for

Johnny Angel’s heavenly burgers. The last weigh in will be at 2:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for the largest trout, the largest perch, and the most

unique fish (judges choice award.) Please download the registration form from

www.daveysforest.weebly.com or call Jim Lanning. To register call

(315) 685-8344.


Saturday, September 28


CHAMBER EVENT: 9 AM Docks will be removed from the North Shore of Skaneateles Lake. Volunteers welcome, just

show up. For water work, bring a wetsuit, land work please wear closed toe shoes.


Saturday, September 28


COMMUNITY: The Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center will be open all day, free of charge, for individuals and

families who wish to enjoy all that the Y has to offer, including lap swimming, the leisure pool, an indoor walking track and fitness classes. Children

under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Age and height restrictions apply in certain program areas. (315) 685-2266.


Saturday, September 28


FARMER’S MARKET: 10 AM – 1 PM. Austin Park Pavilion , corner of Austin & Jordan St. Local growers sell fruits,

vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs etc. (315) 727-9320.


Saturday, September 28


FALL FEST: 5 PM – 9 PM Skaneateles Ski Hill annual fall family-friendly festival. Food, kid games, raffle,

entertainment by The Mere Mortals. Advance Tickets: Adults $15; Family Max $30; Kids Free. Tickets also available at the ski hill for more

information visit



Saturday, September 28


MUSIC: 9:30 PM – 1:00 AM. Virgil Cain at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194


Saturday, September 28


MUSIC: 7:30 PM. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


Saturday, September 28


MUSIC: 9 PM at Cedar House Bowling Alley bar, 813 W. Genesee St. Rd. (315) 685-5117.


Sunday, September 29


CRUISE: 10 AM – 2 PM Mid-Lakes Navigation, Glen Haven Excursion. Board the Judge Ben Wiles and cruise all the

way to the south end of Skaneateles lake. Bring a picnic or buy a pastry or light lunch. Purchase wine, beer and cocktails on board. $30/Adults;

$22/Child. Reservations necessary (315) 685-8500.


Sunday, September 29


OPEN HOUSE: 10 AM – 2 PM Gazella Training, 3986 Jordan Rd. Free fitness & yoga classes, workshops on nutrition,

eating, & purchasing your first bike. Trunk shows and consultations with Dr. Vance, Chiropractor. For schedule visit

www.gazellatraining.com (315)



Sunday, September 29


MUSIC: 4 PM – 6 PM Sunday Music Series at Auburn Public Theater, 108 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Medicine

Wheel, Greg Hoover & Dusty Pascal. Tickets Individual $10; APT Member $9.



Sunday, September 29


MUSIC: 6 PM – 9 PM. Off the Reservation at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194


For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit www.skaneateles.com



“Wine Down Thursdays” at the

Aurora Inn. Every Thursday until Dec. 30, 2013 come and enjoy any bottle of wine off our list for half price. (315)


Did you know that HOT DEALS on

Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your business! For only $5.00 per week, it is

easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business

listing and click on HOT DEAL.

$4.00 Roast Beef Sandwiches every Monday at

LakeHouse Pub, 6 Genesee St. (315) 554-8194 (Dine in only).

$6.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or fish). Festive music & decorations in a

family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free. Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in

or take out available.


$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.


Newly renovated office space just east of the Village of Skaneateles located at

The Trolley Bldg. 384 SF of private space with shared amenities:

Conference Room, Kitchenette and Facilities, Fios Internet, Security System and Free Parking. Utilities Included. Contact: Robert O. Eggleston @

315-685-8144 or Bob@Roeggleston.com

Office space available upstairs above Bobbett Implement, 1382 E. Genesee St. $ 595/month, yearly lease. Car and boat storage inside and/or outside.

Call for pricing. Call Brad (315) 729-6231 for a appointment and or rates. Email,


Professional Class A office Space available in Marcellus. Located in the Prestigious Upper Crown Mill Development. 650 sq ft for $800/month.

Separate conference room, handicap accessible, private restroom, kitchenette and convenient, free parking. Contact Sue La France at





, 673-9333.

Affordable office space for rent at

Custom Business Services in the Auburn Grant Ave Plaza. We have a beautiful office for rent that includes

access to our private conference room, training center, and full reception services with fax, copy, and Internet amenities. (315) 258-8780


Jordan Street – Village Inn Building – Retail / Office Space


Mixed use property: Retail and Luxury Hotel

Strategically located on busy corner of Jordan Street in the heart of Skaneateles.

The available corner location is 1,840 Sq Ft of ideal high end retail or office space.

Space consists of 3 levels – Total of 1,840 Sq Ft

Rental Rate: $3,000 / Month


Contact: Jason Slottje at (315) 604-2558 or J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609

Posted: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 @ 7:27 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles First Friday Highlights Student

Artwork by Skaneateles middle school students
will be featured at shops and restaurants throughout the village during
First Friday, held 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4.

Guests will have an opportunity to meet many of
the student artists and learn what inspired their creations.

This month’s celebration, which will kick off
Fall Fest, was organized by Kristin Hunt of The Garage Eatz restaurant and
Jessica Murphy of the Skaneateles Central School District,
with support from Sarah Panzarella of Imagine and Ellen Kluge of Rhubarb
Kitchen & Garden.

“The Skaneateles school district has some
remarkably talented students,” says Hunt. “We wanted to provide them with
an outlet to share their work with the community, while making it possible
for shops without easy access to artists to participate in First Friday.

“We tried this in May on a smaller scale, and we
had a great turnout—families loved it,” she says. “Going forward, we hope
to make it a First Friday tradition.”

Venues hosting student artwork are:

• Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., which will feature
more than a dozen works of art, along with entertainment by the Usual

• The Garage Eatz, 28 Jordan St.

• Rhubarb Kitchen & Garden, 59 E. Genesee St.

• Skaneateles Artisans, 3 Fennell St. (under the
Old Stone Mill), which will also display fine art and fine craft from
artists in the Rochester area, accented by a chocolate tasting by Preliminaires

• Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., which will also
feature new work in clay and wood by Lauren Ritchie and Fred Weisskopf in
the exhibition “From the Earth,” along with entertainment
by singer/songwriter Jane Zell.

• Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St.

• Riddler’s, 4 Jordan St.

• Skaneateles 300, 2 W. Genesee St.

* The Irish Store, 5 Jordan St.

• Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.
The Hysterical Fits will perform starting at 7:30 p.m.

• Roland’s, 14 E. Genesee St.

• The White Sleigh… Etc., 24 E. Genesee St.

• Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co., 50 E.
Genesee St.

• Aristocats & Dogs, 62 E. Genesee St.

• Pomodoro, 61 E. Genesee St.

• Grant Jewelers, 88 E. Genesee St.

• Hobby House Toys, 7 Jordan St.

Visitors to Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan
Road, will see glass pumpkins being made and have an opportunity to select
colors and sizes for their own custom-made pumpkins. Meanwhile, the
Sherwood Inn will offer spirit tastings by Beak and Skiff.

Local artists who would like to participate in
upcoming First Fridays should contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of
Commerce at 685-0552.

For more information on First Friday, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or http://www.facebook.com/SkaneatelesFirstFriday.

Posted: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 @ 7:19 pm by Curt
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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. 

May 3rd – Sept. 20th – They Stood Up, Civil and Human Rights in the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Examines various civil and human rights movements in the region, ranging from abolition to bullying in today’s society.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

June 17th – September 4th - Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call for ticket prices and game times. www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

Aug. 21st – Sept. 11th – CATS – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic and mystery of CATS. One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, you don’t want to miss Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. See the show whose songs and dances will forever live in your “Memory”. Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

Aug. 24th – Oct. 13th – Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture is a curated exhibition that features 84 works of art by 28 artists, focusing on the impact of regional agriculture through visual expression. The exhibition highlights artwork inspired by our region’s agriculture, including themes of farming, agri-business, land, environment, community and more. Individual works of art examine agricultural material culture and objects, issues, landscape, architecture, science, products, practices, and traditions.  Closed Mondays and major holidays.  $6/adults, members and children 12 & under are free, Tues.-Sat., 10:00 am 5:00 pm, Sun., Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sept. 4th – Hands-On Science & Art Experience – D & W Diesel, 1503 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  An evening of hands-on science and art activities for families with participants of all ages. Parents must accompany children.  Free, 6-8pm.


Sept. 6th – Live Music in the Garden – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Free live music in our flower garden from 6-8pm. Wine available by the glass or bottle – bring your friends! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us. www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

Sept. 6th – Book Lovers Ball – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Free Library will host its 9th Book Lovers’ Ball on Friday, September 6. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner overlooking Cayuga Lake at 7:00 pm, special guest Jeanne Goddard, and dancing to The Destination from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.  Tickets are still only $75 per person and are available now. Tables reserved before August 6 will offer a discounted price of $70 per person. Please call Book Lovers’ Ball co-chairs Marie Dentes at 847-946-5923 or Robin Driskel at 518-339-0541 for information. Reservations may also be made online at Book Lovers’ Ball Tickets.  Please reserve by August 31.  www.aurorafreelibrary.org  518-339-0541

Sept. 6th – First Friday Events – Around Downtown Auburn.    5-8pm, free.                                           Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Enjoy a relaxing evening in the beautiful gardens of the Seward House Museum featuring live music by Cristofe Chabot. Our featured gallery artist for First Friday is photographer Dan Marquart. Dan’s evocative works highlight the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes Region. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided.
Fingerlakes Art Cooperative, 101 Genesee St. – will feature the music of Richard “Butch” Chaffee, refreshments, wine and, of course, ART! First Friday is always a fun evening, hope you can visit us! Free Professor Walter K. Long print “Fall’s Last Curtain Call” with a purchase of $25.00 or more!
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Special event featuring traditional dance & crafts to celebrate the harvest. Refreshments served, free and open to the public.
Seymour Public Library, 176 Genesee St. – Children are invited to make a back-to-school scrapbook.
Congressman Maffei’s Office, 30 Dill St. – Come enjoy the exhibit, “Back to School: Cayuga County Art Educators Past and Present.”.

Sept. 6th & 7th – “More Than Honey” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. MORE THAN HONEY is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering evolution and that salvation sometimes comes from a completely unexpected direction.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/6, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/7, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 7th – Music on the Deck – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  Enjoy the performance of Midnight Mood, playing on the deck. Admission is free, wine and food will be available for purchase.  Free, 7-11pm.  www.theapplestation.com  315-889-5184




Sept. 7th – Assisted Living: The Musical – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Assisted Living: The Musical tells the aging story from inside the process. The humor is pointed without mocking. The songs are evocative, clever and quick. It’s unique approach to the aging experience is as welcome as an antacid after a bowl of five-alarm chili. It’s a show for all of us: For those who are of a certain age, for those who have friends and parents entering this phase, and for everyone who hopes to grow old with humor and dignity.  “Audiences are laughing so hard, they cry” – Associated Press  “Just delightful. A feel good show with lots of laughs” – San Francisco Examinar.  $28 Individual; $25.20 APT Member, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org       315-253-6669

Sept. 7th & 8th – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmers market, a pasta dinner and more. Free Centro shuttle bus from the Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate.  Dance at the Pavillion 6-10pm 12 free with canned good.  www.cnytomatofest.org  315-406-6036

Sept. 11th – Anthology Reading Celebrates Poet Adrienne Rich – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Inns of Aurora will present the next in its Literature on the Lake series, in partnership with the Wells College Visiting Writers Series. The evening will feature readings from Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology by the anthology’s editor, Howd Machan, writers Eric Machan Howd, Tish Pearlman, Antonio DiRenzo, Bridget Meeds, and Wells College Professor Bruce Bennett. Coffee and complimentary, light refreshments will be offered.  The subject of the anthology, poet Adrienne Rich was widely known for her outspoken positions on sexual and national politics. Bridging the gap between poetry and politics, Rich was widely celebrated both for her politics and talent.  Free, 7pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888.

Sept. 11th – Inns of Aurora Taste of Summer Series – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Every other Wednesday throughout the summer, the Inns of Aurora will host a different local winery on its lakeside veranda for a tasting of their favorite varietals. Complimentary and open to the public. “The series is a great way for the Inns to play their part in introducing some of our favorite wineries to our neighbors and guests,” remarks Alex Schloop, organizer of the series. “I love when people stop by on their way home from work, or use it as a reason to get out of the house and join us for dinner afterwards.”  Tonight: King Ferry Winery.  Free, 3:30-5:30pm.   www.innsofaurora  315-364-8888

Sept. 12th – The 315 Takeover – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Empire NY Media Group Presents Performances by:  Crisys from the money team – Taj Mahal and F.F.M.G. – B.G. and lama ENT – Siege the phenom and Skygate ENT – Scramz and b.o.e. ENT – Pnedollaz and E.M.G. ENT – Blaze the rap bully and scrilla gang – All in ENT – Hush money ENT – Desire da don – The murda gang and many more… Music by DJ COLE J.                   Hosted by PONEDOLLAZ.  $10 at the door, 7pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 12th – Fall Poetry Series – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Includes 4 readings by published poets and writers groups. Curated by Georgia Popoff, poet and published author.  Free, 7pm.  www.myartcenter.org   315-255-1553

Sept. 12th – Showtime – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come to an evening of song & dance at the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music and refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Please join us for a fun evening.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  315-252-7016

Sept. 13th – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Free live music in our flower garden! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us. Beautiful music by Cielle tonight…our last concert of the summer! Wine by the glass or bottle – bring friends!  Free, 6-8pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

Sept. 13th – “Chasing Ice” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.  Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.  As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/13, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/14, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 13th – Comedian: Moody McCarthy – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  After appearances on Last Comic Standing and Jimmy Kimmel Live, Moody McCarthy is no longer a well-kept secret. (After an appearance on the re-vamped Star Search, he still was.) Moody began his career in Syracuse, NY, in the 1990s and quickly established himself as a keen monologist. Now based in New York City, he’s become a regular in the town’s best rooms and grown into an act that thrives in any setting, from upscale country clubs to divey pubs. Weaving sly topical jokes with crafty material and a dash of crowd-work, Moody’s likeability shines in any setting. Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
TV: Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); The Early Show (CBS); The Bob & Tom Show (WGN); MSG Network; Style Network; Comcast Comedy Spotlight.  Tickets $15, Apt members $13.50, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669

Sept. 14th – FORT HILL Cemetery WALK – Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort St., Auburn.  Cayuga County Health & Human Services Department’s Creating Healthy Places works to educate local residents about healthy living & creates opportunities for exercise outings, while appreciating local history and beauty.  Free, 10am.  315-253-1569

Sept. 14th – iSpy for Kids: Where in the World is William Henry Seward? – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Children and their adult learning partner take a trip around the world through the lens of the artifacts throughout the Seward home. Participants will engage with geography, cultures and people from Seward’s diverse travels, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. A great interactive learning experience through the eyes of a hometown hero. Appropriate for children in 4th – 8th grade. Reservations required.  $8/adults, $5/children, 11am & 2pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Sept. 15th – Linda B. Zach – Civil War Lecturer – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Please join us at the Willard Chapel on Sunday, September 15 at 2pm as the Community Preservation Committee welcomes back Linda Zach, a Civil War lecturer, re-enactor and longtime emergency room nurse. Ms. Zach’s current lecture focuses on wartime contributions by women on the battlefield, at military encampments and on the national political stage.  Harriet Tubman will be featured during this lecture. Not only did Tubman escape slavery herself, only to return and help many others find freedom, she also risked her life as a spy for the Union army. Other distinguished women demonstrated strength, courage and resolve. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a passionate abolitionist and lecturer for the Republican circuit. Septima Collis accompanied her husband throughout the war, recording her experiences as the sister of a Confederate soldier and the wife of a Union officer. Anna Ella Carols of Maryland encouraged President Lincoln with national policy and planning, including military strategy for the war on the western front.  These women, along with nurses and nuns, cooks and washerwomen, and female soldiers forced to disguise themselves as men in order to fight, all made their mark toward bringing the war to a conclusion. Don’t miss this chance to hear their stories.  Free, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Sept. 15th – Sunday Music Series: Featuring Artists from Indigo – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  When the New York cold sets into your bones, and the tropical sands and ocean breeze seem so far away… look no further. The Fat Peace is a four-part reggae/funk/rock collective that will warm your ears and jive those dancing feet. Hailing from equal parts upstate and the greater metropolitan area, The Fat Peace brings a mondo slice of Jamaican rhythm to hungry mouths at all stops in between.  Tickets $10, APT members $9,       4-6pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669


Farmers’ Markets

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays – June  thru Oct. - Auburn Farmers’ Co-op Market Inc. – Parking Lot Across From Curleys Restaurant, 96 State St., Auburn.  Offering a wide selection of fresh veggies, fruits, baked goods, eggs, honey, herbs, spices, hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, herb plants and more. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. We have select vendors accepting visa/mc/discover credit/debit cards.  7am-2pm.  www.auburnfarmerscoopmarketinc.com  315-396-8871

Wednesdays  -  July thru September – Conquest Farmers’ Market – 1289 Fuller Rd., Conquest.  Shop for flowering, vegetable and herb plants, soaps, lotions, honey, Watkins products and baked goods. As the spring and summer progress, fruits and vegetables, crafts and more. Please stop by at the municipal building parking lot on Fuller Road!  Wednesdays 3pm-6pm.  315-776-8828

Wednesdays – June thru September - Port Bryon MRC Farmers’ Market, Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining.  3pm-6pm. 315-776-4321


Thursdays – June thru October – Moravia Farmers’ Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  10am-5pm.  315-497-8375.

Fridays – June thru October – Strawberry Fields Farmers’ Market – Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, Route 20, Skaneateles.    Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more. 3pm-6pm.   315-751-5657

Fridays – May thru October - Community Farm and Crafter’s Market – DIRT Motorsport Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum, 1 Speedway Dr., Weedsport.  Farm produce, local crafters, wine tasting, food, and much more.  3-8pm.  315-209-7880

Saturdays – May thru October – Niles Farmers’ Market – Municipal Town Hall Parking Lot, 5923 New Hope Rd., Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am-3pm.  315-730-6278

Saturdays  – June to October – Union Springs Farmers’ Market – Route 90, Astoria Park, Union Springs. Produce, herbs, flowers, meat, and baked goods.  8:30am – 12:30pm.  315-730-2711 

Saturdays – Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month May thru September - King Ferry Farmers’ Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry, NY.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  10am-1pm.  315-364-5100.

Posted: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 10:03 am by Curt
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Imagine Hosts Exhibition on ‘Adirondack ABCs’

Throughout September, Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will present an exhibition of original artwork from the children’s book “Adirondack ABCs.”

The exhibition opens 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6, as part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.

“Adirondack ABCs,” written by Joyce Burgess Snavlin and illustrated by Linda Davis Reed, introduces young readers to the alphabet through Adirondack scenes and icons, such as bears and beavers, frogs and ferns, lean-tos and loons.

Original artwork from the book was exhibited this past spring at View Art Center’s Eco Gallery, in Old Forge.

“We brought the exhibition to Skaneateles because we believe it’s something the whole family will enjoy,” says gallery director Sarah Panzarella.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For Hotel Rooms and Suites call 315-685-7568

For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to www.imagineskaneateles.com or www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles.

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm by Curt
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