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First Friday Returns to Skaneateles….Charles Dickens Does,  Too!

First Fridays in Skaneateles return May 4, with art openings, entertainment, expanded hours and specials, and a celebration in honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.

Dickens (aka Jim Greene) will be on hand for the festivities, which run from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the village. Birthday cake will be served in the alcove of Dr. Rob Kiltz’s property at 42 E. Genesee St. starting at 6:30 p.m.

Participating shops will fly First Friday flags outside their establishments. Maps of participating shops will be available at all venues.

“We invite everyone to join us for this grand kick-off celebration,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “After visiting your favorite shop or gallery, stop by some of the others, where you’ll discover new offerings and see why First Friday truly has become a ‘May to December romance with Skaneateles.’ We’ll have lots of surprises throughout the season, including an ongoing celebration of Dickens’ 200th birthday.”

Art openings May 4 will be held at:

• Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., which will feature handmade puppets, playful clocks and other crafts for children in the exhibition “For the Child in All of Us.”

• Skaneateles Artisans, 3 Fennell St. (under the Old Stone Mill), which will have an “Arty Party,” featuring a selection of newly handcrafted work.

• Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., which will feature stained-glass garden art by Liz and Rich Micho and carved stoneware lanterns by Lauren Ritchie in the exhibition “Garden Art in Glass and Clay.”

• Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Road, which will feature acrylic and mixed media paintings, jewelry and textiles by Manlius artist Alison Fisher.

Also open late will be 1st National Gifts, Creekside Books & Coffee, Finger Lakes Photography, Fleur-de-lis Florist, Hobby House Toys, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea (which will host artist Joyce Bond Backus), Rhubarb, Roland’s, The Country Ewe, The Irish Store (which will host harpist Lacy Lee) and the Village Bottle Shop (which will host a wine-tasting).

In search of dinner? Check out Joe’s Pasta Garage, Johnny Angel’s, Rosalie’s Cucina or the Sherwood Inn.

Local artists who would like to participate in upcoming First Fridays should contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

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


Contact: Susan Dove
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm by Curt
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This summer Auburn, NY will be the setting for the first official Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season and we invite you for a tour of the venues and an overview of the 2012 productions. Please join us to learn about this exciting new event!


  • Date:   Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Time:   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Start:   Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,
                 Emerson Park,  Auburn


Meet at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at 9:00 a.m. sharp for an overview of the Festival, tour of the Playhouse and review of MGR’s upcoming season. Car pool to Theater Mack where you will get a glimpse of this exciting new venue and hear details on ‘The Pitch’ an innovative original concept in musical theatre. Next, we will stop in downtown Auburn and see plans for the Schwartz Performing Arts Center and tour Auburn Public Theater, while learning about their upcoming season. The tour will end with a ‘Tools for Tourism’ session and a delicious lunch from Mesagrande Taqueria.


The tour is FREE, but space is limited and reservations are required. Call 315-255-1658 to sign up by May 8, 2012.

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 11:57 am by Curt
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Baltimore Woods Executive Director Patty Weisse Named ?Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Syracuse University Falcone Center Presented Prestigious Award

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – On Saturday April 14th the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University named Baltimore Woods Executive Director Patty Weisse Social Entrepreneur of the Year.  The prestigious award was issued during the Whitman School of Management’s Celebration of Entrepreneurial Excellence.   Ms. Weisse was chosen because of her work to build sustainability into Baltimore Woods’ programs and build social equity in the community.

Ms Weisse’s leadership skills and Baltimore Woods’ Nature in the City program were key factors leading to this award.

“Central New York has been the ideal place to bring up a family.  We’ve been so fortunate to raise our children where they can play outside and be a part of the community.  The least I can do is help make sure other children have the same opportunities –regardless of race or economic background.  We have everything we need right in our neighborhoods to do a great job teaching children,” remarked Ms. Weisse.  “Baltimore Woods staff, board, and volunteers all work tirelessly to make this dream a reality.  I’m honored by the award – but really – it belongs to everyone that has given so generously of their time, talent, and resources for Baltimore Woods work throughout CNY.”

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year is designed to recognize entrepreneurs who intentionally pursue the public good while mobilizing resources to areas of higher productivity and yield.

“Patty Weisse is a model not-for-profit leader and we are lucky to have her in our community,” said Professor Thomas Lumpkin, the Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, before presenting the award. “The philanthropic community is holding up higher expectations for not-for-profits to build sustainability into their programs as they build social equity in the community.  Patty does this in spades.”


About Patty Weisse:
Patty Weisse has been Baltimore Woods’ Executive Director since 1998.  She has a BS and MS in Geology from Lehigh University and University of Massachusetts, respectively.  She taught Geology at Wellesley College for three years and spent ten years as a secondary science educator teaching courses in Environmental Studies, Earth Science, A.P. Chemistry and Physics.

Weisse’s switch from the formal education setting to the informal setting at Baltimore Woods was fueled by a desire to create programs that truly support schools with their educational challenges.  Using her experience in a school environment, she created the Nature in the City program in 2002 and has helped cultivate the relationship between Baltimore Woods, the Syracuse City School District, and the greater CNY community that has sustained the program in eleven Syracuse elementary schools.

She is serving currently as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Association of Nature Center Administrators.

Patty lives in Skaneateles with her husband George Thomas and three grown children: Elizabeth, Marshall and Will.

About Nature in the City:

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to over 5,000 K-6 grade urban school children in Syracuse annually. Educational dollars from corporate sponsors and Onondaga County Save the Rain Green Infrastructure Program match the Syracuse City School District’s support for the program.  Corporate sponsors for the current school year include Byrne Dairy, CNY Air & Waste Management, Colonial Laundromat, Constellation Energy, Dominion Resources, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, SRC, Inc., CNY Air and Waste Management Association and Syracuse University’s Near Westside Initiative. Lessons are tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards and support teachers while directly impacting student learning in science. Holding programs using walking field trips to parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom ensures that the students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant and meaningful.  This strategy leads to expanded opportunities for students with a positive outlook on science and how it relates to their lives.


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
Nature in your hands
Find us on Facebook!


caption: Thomas Lumpkin, the Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship of the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, presents Patty Weisse, Executive Director, Baltimore Woods Nature Center with the award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012. photo courtesy of the Falcone Center

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 11:53 am by Curt
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April 17, 2012




(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)


Tuesday, April 17 SAVES


Community Lecture: 7:00 PM SAVES Community Room, 77 Fennell


St., Safety Suggestions for Children, Presented by Dr. Alison McCrone, MD, FAAP, Medical


Director Upstate Golisano After Hours Care, Upstate @ Community General. Questions: (315)


685-5217 or email


saveslecture@gmail.com Reservations appreciated.


Wednesday, April 18


WINE DINNER: Reception 6:30 PM; Seating 7:00 PM Northern Italian


Wine Dinner at


Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. RSVP: (315) 685-1927 or 877-






Wednesday, April 18


TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315)


685-0379 or


www.creeksidebooks.com $1.00 admission.


Wednesday, April 18


MUSIC: 8:00 PM Kevin Dorsey. Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141


West Lake Rd., (315) 252-7247.


www.oakandvine.com Serving dinner weekly M-S 4:30 – 9:00


PM and Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Thursday, April 19


OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.


Creekside Coffeehouse


, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free


Thursday, April 19


FUNDRAISER: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Caring Connections fund raiser for Mary


Beth Grau (help make the Grau’s home handicap accessible). Lasagna Dinner (vegetarian &


gluten free entrée will be available). Skaneateles High School Cafeteria, East St. $15.00/person;


Under 12, $5.00. Eat in or take out. Tickets available pre-sale and at the door. Donations


accepted. For more info. (315) 685-9007 or (315) 685-8578.


Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21


MOVIE: “A Better Life” 4/6 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 4/7 at 8 PM.


Auburn Public Theater


, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online




www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.


Friday, April 20


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mark Zane & Friends at Creekside Café, 35


Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379.




Saturday, April 21


BOOK SIGNING: 1:00 PM Hart Seeley, author of The Juju Rules: Or how to


win ballgames from your couch.


Creekside Bookstore, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379.




Saturday, April 21


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Edgy Folk at Creekside Café, 35 Fennell St.


Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379.




Sunday, April 22


RETREAT: 1:00 AM – 6:00 PM Earth Day Retreat at CNY Healing Arts, 195


Intrepid Lane. Pre-registration required by Friday, April 20. (315) 671-5755. Fee $40.00


includes dinner.


Sunday, April 22


ART DEMONSTRATION: 11 AM – 3 PM. Amy E. Bartell will be demonstrating


mixed media and collage techniques at


Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St. Bartell will demonstrate


layering combinations of handmade papers, drawing, using gouache and line work to develop




April 17, 2012


the rich surfaces and imagery in her mixed media collages. Hours: Sunday-Friday 11 a.m.-5


p.m.Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.gallery54cny.com or (315) 685-5470


Wednesday, April 25


HEALTH CARE: 12:OO PM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In honor of


Oral Cancer Awareness Month,


Smiles Of Skaneateles, the office of Dr. Lorey and Dr. Smith


will be offering free oral cancer screenings to the public. Oral cancer is not a rare disease.


Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year in the US. It kills one


person every hour of every day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its


development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening. Please call our office at 685-


5874 to schedule a time for your free screening. Walk-ins welcome up till 6pm.


Wednesday, April 25


MUSIC: 8:00 PM Stevie Tombstone. Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,


6141 West Lake Rd., (315) 252-7247.


www.oakandvine.com Serving dinner weekly M-S 4:30 –


9:00 PM and Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Wednesday, April 25


TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315)


685-0379 or


www.creeksidebooks.com $1.00 admission.


Thursday, April 26


OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.


Creekside Coffeehouse


, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.


Thursday, April 26


CHAMBER: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Business After Hours at The Athenaeum,


150 E. Genesee St. Reservations appreciated, call the Chamber at (315) 685-0552.


Friday, April 27


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Jim Clare. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell


St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379.




Friday, April 27 & 28


MOVIE: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” 4/13 @1 PM & 8 PM 4/14 @ 8 PM.


Auburn Public Theater


, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online




www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.


Saturday, April 28


MUSIC: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sarah Horner acoustic duo at Anyela’s




, 2433 W. Lake Rd. Bottles of wine for purchase and cheese platters available. (315)




Saturday, April 28


ART DEMONSTRATION: 11 AM – 3 PM Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St.


presents Weaving on a Triangle Frame Loom by Lynda DeLallo. Lynda DeLallo will demonstrate


weaving a capelet on a triangle frame loom using hand dyed silk and yarns. HOURS: Sunday-


Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.gallery54cny.com or (315) 685-5470.


Saturday, April 18


BOOK SIGNING: 1:00 PM Local Author Ruth Colvin will be at Creekside


Books & Coffee


, 35 Fennell St. with her new book, “Off the Beaten Path”. (315) 685-0379.







Saturday, April 28


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Solist Sue Alexander. Creekside Books &




, 35 Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com


Saturday, April 28


HEALTH & EDUCATION: Reception 5:00 PM; Workshop 5:30 PM. Laughter


is the best medicine: The Emotional & Physical Benefits of Humor with Special Guest Yvonne




April 17, 2012


Conte at


Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. Over 50,000 people throughout the country


have attended this hilarious, interactive, educational and inspiring presentation. A seasoned


motivational humorist, Yvonne takes good clean real-life experiences and adds a delightful


serving of laughter helping her audience to discover how thoughts, feelings and behavior can


affect work performance, relationships and personal success. Cost: $25.00/person. RSVP:


315.685.1927 or 877-MIRBEAU.




Saturday, April 28


COMEDY: 8:00 PM A night out with funny man ANDY PITZ! Auburn Public




, 8 Exchange Street at Genesee Auburn. TICKETS: $12 Regular Admission; $10.80 APT


Members; $8 Student (with ID). Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office (315) 253-


6669 or online at




FIRST FRIDAY – MAY 4 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (unless otherwise noted). Join us for the first, First


Friday of the season!



Snake Oil Glassworks will be featuring the diverse works of Alison Fisher (Manlius, NY)


for their next First Friday. This will be a two-day event that will continue on Saturday from


11-4 pm. Alison is known for her acrylic and mixed media paintings; jewelry made of


unique mixed metals and found objects; one-of-a-kind textiles including handbags,


scarves, pillows, and throws. Light Refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 or





Skaneateles Artisans will be having a First Friday “Arty Party”. This celebration will be


held at the Old Stone Mill Gallery, 3 Fennell St., (lower level) and will feature a selection


of newly handcrafted work. Refreshments will be served.


www.skaneatelesartisans.com or


(315) 685-8580.



Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St. celebrates First Friday in Skaneateles. The show features


stained glass garden art by Liz and Rich Micho and carved stoneware lanterns by Lauren


Ritchie. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments, (315) 685-5470 or


wwwgallery54cny.com. Spring hours: Sun-Fri 11-5 and Sat 10-5.



Special celebration of Charles Dickens 200th birthday. Join us for birthday cake at 6:30


PM in front of Dr. Kiltz’s building at 42 E. Genesee St.






The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce tourism committee date


has been changed from May 9

th to Friday, April 27th 8:30 AM at the Sherwood Inn.


Lodging, dining, attractions and shop owners, please come! Your input is needed.


On Friday, May 4, the

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce will Kick off its FIRST


FRIDAY event of the 2012 season! Several retail stores and art galleries are planning to


participate in this already popular event. Paris Flea, Skaneateles Artisans, Gallery 54,


Snake Oil Glassworks, Creekside Books & Coffee. Looking for local artists who would


like to show their work. For more information and to participate, contact Sue Dove at




or (315) 685-0552.




April 17, 2012


Friday, April 20 is the last day to submit your art work


. Contest: Lockwood Lavender




annual Finger Lakes Lavendar Festival is seeking original art work to be used as the


official poster for the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2012 to be held July 14 & 15. The winning


artist will receive: $100 cash prize; featured in Plank Road Magazine; copy of finished poster &


tee shirt; artwork & artist biography will be displayed at Lockwood Farm; opportunity to a poster


signing during the Lavendar Festival; featured on the lavender festival website. Deadline for


submission is April 20, 2012. More information can be found at





(315) 685-5369.


Finger Lakes Chapter of Antique and Classic Boats


will be kicking off its 2012 season, May


12th on Cayuga Lake. Join them for their annual “Spring Fling”. The day begins at the


Morehouse Museum & concludes with dinner and a Silent Auction. Please RSVP by May 3. For


reservations and more information email,


jillpill717201@yahoo.com or call Jill at (912) 604-




New classes starting at the Skaneateles YMCA



ADULT Dance Class – Focus on Tap. Adults 18 and over may join our dance class with


instructor Madeline Raymond. Please have tap shoes, comfortable clothing , water.


Register early 9:30 am-10:00 am Wednesdays from April 18 – May 30,2012. Register


early. Skaneateles/Auburn YMCA members:$45; General Public:$65 (315) 685-2266.


To register and for more information about these classes or becoming a Y-member, call the


Auburn YMCA at (315) 253-5304 or the


Skaneateles YMCA at (315) 685-2266


Save the date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for the annual Boypower Dinner presents Kathryn H.


Ruscitto, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center as this year’s


Distinguished Citizen Honoree. For more information contact John Paddock,


Advance Concept




and Sunrise Rotary Club. (315) 685-9511.


Baltimore Woods announces Summer Nature Day Camps at 2012


Multiple child, refer-a-friend, and early registration discounts. Before and After Care is available


for all camp sessions.


• Summer Nature Day Camp runs from July 9 through August 31 for ages 5-12,


10am to 3pm. The 182-acre property is alive with campers enjoying a week-long


sessions loaded with educational activities and outdoors play.


• Nature’s Little Explorers is for preschoolers ages 4 and 5. Dates TBD, 10am to


noon. These children get in on the action with their own camp groups.


• Teen Camps for ages 13 –15 run from July 16 through August 24, 10am to 3pm.


Campers engage in hands-on learning experiences that will challenge their minds,


develop new skills, and dig deeper into nature conservation.


• Nature and Art Camp is for children in 4th and 5th grade. This camp runs From


July 9 through July 20, 10am to 3pm. Nature is our creative muse!


• Voyager Camps, July 9 through August 10, 10am to 3pm, are week long theme


camps for 5th-8th graders. Themes include: Herp It Up!; Wilderness Survival; Eco


Avengers, and more. Hunter Education Camp features NYS DEC Trained Instructor




April 17, 2012


Katie Mulverhill teaching skills and safe practices. Campers receive certification in


Hunter Safety upon successful completion of this camp.


Register Early.– Scholarships Available. For more information on Day Camps, visit





or call (315) 673-1350.


Skaneateles Country Club


offers play day program. One of the many benefits of joining the


Skaneateles Country Club is their play day program for your children or grandchildren. Camp


runs Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s July 10th -August 16th, 2012!! For information


on joining the Skaneateles Country Club call Jim Fields at (315) 685-5759.




$5.00 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 fun friendly 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 Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.


Sherwood Inn


April dining coupons (buy one, get one free), Sherwood Bucks ($10 off any


order of $50 or more) and lodging specials are now available. Restrictions do apply. visit





for all of the details. (315) 685-3405.


Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at




Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays


only! (315) 252-8463 or


www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;


Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.


Commercial Space Available for Lease


Charming historic village building located at 9 E. Genesee St. two floors approx 1850 sf


(subdivided) Prime Main Street location for retail, office and/or restaurant. Finished interior


includes kitchenette, two bathrooms, ample closet & dry basement storage, handicap access to


the first floor, original banister, beautiful southern exposure. 2 tenant parking spaces included, &


huge municipal lot for patrons located directly behind the building. Heavy foot & car Traffic.


Brokers welcome. For more information please call (802) 825-6112 or email




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


The Trolley




. 384 SF of private space with shared amenities including conference room, kitchenette


and facilities. $1,000 per month includes all utilities, Fios Internet, security system and


free parking. Build-outs available to fit your needs.


Contact: Robert O. Eggleston @ 315-685-8144 or Bob@Roeggleston.com


Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or


Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located


at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This


strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants




April 17, 2012


include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For


further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.


Professional Office Space available at


Custom Business Services coop. Excellent opportunity


for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all the overhead


(Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training room, kitchen


access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-8780.






Skaneateles Chamber Foundation along with Laker Limo and the Skaneateles YMCA


and Community Center will be holding a Duck Dash during the sidewalk sales on July




st. We are looking for people to assist on the committee. If you would be interested in


helping please call Randy Stockweather at (315) 685-3908. It is going to be lots of fun. Things


we need help with are: selling tickets, PR, sponsorships, numbering the ducks, and


entertainment. Next committee meeting on April 23 at 1:00 PM at Johnny Angels.


Skaneateles Chamber


membership council, join now. Call Patti Hall at 685-8316




Thru April



John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at




Thru April



The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, or


as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop


at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts.


Thru April 30



ART EXHIBIT: at the Weeks Art Gallery, at Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill


Rd. Open: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Three artists working in


very different mediums are united by their shared reference to the natural world. Featuring the


works of: Sharon Bottle Souva, Fabric handworks; Wesley Weiss, ceramics; Jill Newton,




www.baltimorewoods.org No admission and free parking.


Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



- Mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at Stella




, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836


First Wednesday of the month



Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support


Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30


PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at


the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170


Every Wednesday & Thursday



Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17


Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The


shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of


furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home


décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any


questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.




April 17, 2012


Every Saturday



9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315)




Every Sunday



4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)




Beginning May 4 – May 31



Exhibition at Imagine Is ‘For the Child in All of Us’ Imagine, the


fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., launches its 2012 gallery season with an


exhibition debuting its new collection of crafts made for children. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to


6 p.m. Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Sunday. For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com






Have a good week!


Candace Searing


Administrative Specialist


Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce






(315) 685-0552


P.O. Box 199


22 Jordan Street


Skaneateles, NY 13152


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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. 

February 8th – May 5th – “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”.  Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The exhibit explores social, folk and the fine art of dance as well as showcases our local dance schools and studios.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

March 31st – May 20th – Made in NY 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY 2012, is an annual juried exhibition featuring New York State artists. The exhibition features 75 works of art by 73 artists from throughout New York State. Made in NY 2012 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.  Members free, non-   members $6.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553 

      April 18th– Book Signing – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Author Brad Parks.  3pm, free.  www.treleavenwines.com  315-364-5100

      April 18th- “Rogue Elephant on a Rampage”?  A Reflection on the History of the CIA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Friends of Seymour Library proudly presents Dr. David S. McCarthy, Ph.D. The College of William and Mary. Reception to follow.  7pm, $10/person   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669     

      April 19th - Creative Lighting Creations – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using a basic lighting kit, participants will design creative lighting fixtures using found objects like glass bottles, straws, or silverware. Artist and teacher Robert Loring often creates art using repurposed objects. Create unique lamps, sconces, and other lighting creations will add a unique recycled artistic touch to any home. Lighting kits will be sold separately.  6pm. $15/members, $20/non-members  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

      April 20th - 7th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Co-sponsored by the YMCA-WEIU’s Writer’s Voice Program.   Free, doors open at 6:30, readings from 7-9 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669


      April 20th - Spring Wine Dinner:  “Here Comes the Sun” – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Our barrel room transforms to a dining room to welcome spring…join us for special pairings of our wines and seasonal dishes. Food by the amazing folks at Serendipity Catering of Ithaca, NY. The winemaker will be on hand to share the inside story on the wines. Call for reservations by April 10.  $50/person, includes tax & tip, 5:30pm.   www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271 

     April 20th ZOOdiac – Southern Cayuga Planetarium, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora.  Travel the path of 12 constellations taken by the sun, moon and planets and explore the astronomy and mythology of the celestial creatures.  7:30pm, free.  www.southerncayuga.org/planetarium  315-364-7461

      April 20th – 22nd – ”The Fantasticks” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The Fantasticks,” is hosted by Carnytown Productions and Produced by Tom Hoey, with Simon Moody, Jack Sherman and Joel Weirick as co-producers. The Auburn production of “The Fantasticks” with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt is now celebrating its 51st year. This “longest-running musical in the world” features direction by James Cantu, musical direction by Barbara Mushock, choreography by Yvonne Villano-Hassett and set design by Navroz Dabu.  Wine and Beer will be available with proper I.D., and snacks may be purchased during intermission.  Daily shows:  2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, tickets $25  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 20th & 21st – “A Better Life” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A Better Life is a poignant story about the struggle of an honest, profoundly decent man to survive as an illegal alien in LA. Utterly devoid of political posturing and moralizing, the film deals instead with the universal human yearning for security, stability, and at least some degree of happiness in one’s life.  4/20, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/21, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 21st- Heart & Hands Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  5 paired courses with a wine reception.  Call for reservations.  6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.  $60++/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

      April 21st- Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward:  A Family Friendly Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Families will have the opportunity to experience the Seward House through the eyes of William Seward’s daughter, Fanny.  Drawing heavily from Fanny’s extensive diaries, a guide playing Fanny will give a first-person account of her life, touching on the topics of abolition, women’s rights, her family’s experience during the Civil War, and what it was like to be a child during the 19th century.  Appropriate for Grades 4-12.  10:00 am – 11:30 am or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, $10/adults, $8/children 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org   315-252-1283    





      April 22nd - Pizza & Petals – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Homemade Pizza (noon) & Wildflower Walk (1pm).  On Earth Day treat yourself to some of Nature’s spring beauties, trillium, hepatica and other woodland wildflowers. At 1pm naturalist and Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo will led a walk along the trails of the nature center for a look at some of nature’s beautiful woodland wildflowers. Identification, natural history and interesting facts about the spring woodland wildflowers will be discussed on this walk. As a special treat before the walk homemade pizza and Ontario Orchards’ apple cider will be available from noon to 1pm. If you would like to join us for pizza please let us know so we can provide enough for everyone.  Noon, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

     April 22nd- Drop-In Family Art Making: Duct Tape Flower Pens – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to visit the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on Sunday, April 22 to create duct tape flower pens and other creations from fun colored duct tape. No registration required.  1-4:30pm, $5/project.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

     April 23rd 25th  - Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Fashions from Jane Morgan’s Little House.  Please call for reservations.  www.janemorganslittlehouse.com  315-364-8027

      April 23rd- Author James Howard Kunstler Lecture & Book Signing – Wells College – Macmillan Hall, 170 Main St., Aurora.  The free talk, “Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinging, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation,” titled after his new book, will be followed by a booksigning. The book features comparing perceptions and realities of the problems facing our society.  4:30pm, free.  www.wells.edu/  315-364-3266

     April 25th - “An Evening with Maya Angelou” – Auburn High School Auditorium, 250 Lake Ave., Auburn.  2012 Inspiring Speaker Series, proudly presented by the Auburn Education Foundation.  Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature.  As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm, tickets $50.  www.auburnedfoundation.org  315-255-8827

     April 25th - Spring 2012 Fashion Show – Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Presented by Elements Salon & Day Spa.  A night of fashion, food, & fun with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, & cash bar.  Featuring Aveda’s Spring Hair & Makeup collection.  Fashions by Jones of NY, Banana Republic, The Loft Outlet, Lane Bryant, Van Heusen, and Ann Taylor.  All proceeds donated to Environmental Advocates of NY.  All clothing donations to Seneca/Cayuga Community Action Program.  Tickets $15 or $12 with a donation of “recycled” career clothing, 6:00 pm.  315-253-0501

      April 27th – 28th - “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.  4/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/28, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org       315-253-6669

     April 27th - Broadway Melodies – Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 3360 E. Genesee St., Auburn.  Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents Broadway Melodies. Steven Frackenpohl, Conductor. Special guest host Ed Sayles, Producing Director Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Melodies from “My Fair Lady”, “Oklahoma”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Evita”, “The Music Man”, and “Oliver”.  7:30 pm, free.  www.auburnchamberorchestra.com      

      April 27th – 29th -  20th Annual Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake.  Build your garden this spring by attending our Wine & Herb Festival and planting herbs and edible flowers to your hearts content. This year join us as we celebrate 20 years of our most popular event. Here you’ll receive a commemorative token gift, a souvenir wineglass plus a potted herb plant from Dickman Farms at each winery, a plant carrier, plus recipe cards.  Start at King Ferry Winery, stop by Long Point Winery, and check the web site for other participating wineries and their hours.  Advance Tickets – $35/single $50/couple, Designated driver – $30/single $45/couple, At the door, $40/single $55/couple.  www.cayugawinetrail.com          800-684-5217

     April 28th - “How to Find Your Civil War and War of 1812 Ancestors” – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Port Byron Historian Dawn Roe will illustrate how to search for Civil War and War of 1812 ancestors using public databases, historical documents and military records. No registration necessary.  11:00 am, free.  www.seymourpubliclibrary.org             315-252-2571

     April 28th - Comedian Andy Pitz – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Andy’s unique brand of comedy has landed him appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Andy is a regular performer at all of New York City’s top comedy clubs including Comic Strip Live and Gotham Comedy Club.   8:00 pm, tickets $12.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 29th - Poetry Extravaganza – Sterling Nature Center, 15780 Jenzvold Rd. Sterling.  In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Sterling Nature Center is presenting a Poetry Extravaganza on Sunday, April 26th from 3 -5 p. m. at its Jensvold Road center. The program is part of the center’s on-going Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse series.  3:00 pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/center/events.html  315-947-6143




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