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The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley. On exhibit from September 5th through October 28th, 2011 in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY, this collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to the public. There is no admission charge, and parking is free.

The natural world informs Ripley’s work as a wildlife artist. Painting in the realist tradition of the masters Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, Ripley’s work demonstrates a level of understanding known only by those in direct contact with the wild ones.

Ripley is an avid outdoorsman and spends many hours fly fishing, canoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing. “Encounters with nature through my numerous outdoor hobbies provide a wide array of creative opportunities,” says Ripley. “Wildlife and natural forms have served as inspiration for my artwork ever since I was a young boy painting watercolors on cardboard shirt boxes. .. A painting’s composition is very important to me, and working in fine detail allows me to get into the animal or fish’s skin, so to speak.” he continues.

Ripley sums up his dual interest in art and nature: “There is a classic, and often spectacular beauty to be found in the natural world. Through my art, I am able to immerse myself in that wild aesthetic.”

Bob Ripley is a native of upstate NY and was born and raised in Elmira. He is a Navy veteran and an honors graduate of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. After a successful career as an art director in advertising, he is now retired and able to fully pursue his passion for wildlife art. He resides in the country near Skaneateles, NY.

Please visit: www.baltimorewoods.org, and www.bobripley.com for more information on this talented, “natural” artist.

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

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Thursday, August 18 – “Country Music” at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music”Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, August 19 – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 – SONGS OF BROADWAY – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Players Summer Youth Theater presents an evening of Broadway Music. Performances of your favorite Broadway musicals including Rent, Cinderella, Annie, and many more!! Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm. Sun. 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 General Admission, $10 Senior/Student, and $7 for kids under 12.
Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. www.loc.org 888-733-5246
Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21 – A Taste of Sterling Weekend – Many say that they go to the Festival just for our food and drink. Which is why we choose this final weekend to feature our wide array of delectable delights! Buy a food wheel to sample the many choices of entrees, deserts, and beverages. Eat like a real King with the introduction of the The Royal Feast Plate, at the Rose & Crown Tavern. Eat it all in the time allowed and it’s free! Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446
Saturday, August 20 – Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow Visit the 1980’s – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow sing and dance the songs from World War II. Remember the great tunes from the early 1940’s? The songs to which you could sing and dance? Songs like: ’Happy Days,’ ’Chattanooga Choo Choo,’ ’White Cliffs of Dover,’ and ’Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.’ Join us for the music that brought us through the war. $5 for all tickets. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Sunday, August 21 – Fly-In/Drive-In breakfast – Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. ggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts will be served with coffee, juice and milk. Plenty of aircraft to view. There will be Skydiving going on weather permitting. Contact John Whitford for more info. $6.00 for adults, children under 12 are $3.00, and children under 5 are free. 7:30am till noon. www.whitfordairport.com 315-834-9950
Tuesday, August 23 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Stone Soul Foundation starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Rio starts at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737

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Saturday, August 13 – “Second Saturday” – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Meet these artists & enjoy a special discount on their art during these two hours! Come meet Gary whose whimsical work delights collectors; Fran Rosenkrans and her bestselling beaded bracelets; and Ellen Wikstrom with her custom and original lampshades! 2:00 – 4:00pm. ALEXANDER MILLEN Sensational Mid- Summer Sales! Save from 10%-25% on all jewelry, furniture, crystal, ceramics, mirrors, framed wall art and vintage patio/garden furniture. www.auroraartsanddesign.com 315-364-8005 or 315-364-5408
Saturday, August 13 – Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Route 90, Aurora. Award-winning storyteller Jay Stetzer will captivate all ages through a unique interplay of the spoken word, mime and audience participation in ’Bear-ly Serious Stories and Songs from Around the World.’ This program will conclude our summer reading program ’One World, Many Stories.’ Bring your favorite bear and a picnic lunch. 12:30pm. Come at noon to picnic. Free. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Saturday, August 13 – Dragonflies – Master’s of the Sky – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation and discussion on the dragonflies of central NY followed by a hunt for these insect masters of the sky. Take a hike to wetlands and meadow to observe and identify these amazing flying creatures. 1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Saturday, August 13 – 2nd Annual Canal Splash Historic Canal Tour – Montezuma Historical Society. 3pm. As part of the statewide Canal Splash event, join the MHS on a day-long celebration of the Erie Canal sponsored jointly with Old Brutus Historical Society in Weedsport and the Lock 52 Historical Society in Port Byron. We will follow the Erie Canal westward through Cayuga County following water through the three canal villages. More more information with time schedules and details may be located at: http://canalsplashblogspot.com 315-776-4656
Saturday, August 13 – Founder’s Day – History on Wheels – Downtown Auburn, Genesee St. Auburn’s Antique Car Club will be the focus; more than 50 other car clubs have been invited to participate. Hundreds of vintage cars will line the streets of downtown, while live bands, food vendors, artisan crafters and children’s activities entertain visitors. 315-255-4104
Sunday, August 14 – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Izzo’s proudly presents ’Blues in the Barn’ with Syracuse’s Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, August 14th from 4 – 7 PM. My love of the blues has me pumped for what should be an awesome show at the White Barn Winery Performing Arts Center, aka the barn. Those who have lived the blues, love the blues. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-252-2535 or 315-283-8095
Sunday, August 14 – Tour of Local Barns – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Sherwood. Buy a ticket in at the Museum in Sherwood and trace the history of barn construction as form followed function in this iconic form of vernacular architecture. Visit different barns from those on our 2010 tour to see how building styles changed as farming methods adapted to new trends and technologies in agriculture. Meet the proud owners and gain a new appreciation for the heart of farming’s economic impact on the lo

Sunday, August 14 – Owls: Rulers of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Discover how owls rule the night by exploring their adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. Take a stroll through the night in search of the interesting and elusive predators. 8:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Lakeshore Park & Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Annual fundraiser with live entertainment, free. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – The Great Race XXXIV – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Team triathlon for participants of all ages and abilities. The annual post race celebration is a much anticipated area summer event. All racers and volunteers are treated to a complimentary lunch, wholesome refreshments and an entertaining live band all within the setting of beautiful Emerson Park. Along with the racers, many area spectators and ’summer fun enthusiasts’ are always on hand to join in the fun. All races begin at 9:30AM. http://www.great-race.com/ 315-252-7139
Sunday, August 14 – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – 299 Clark St., Auburn. Featuring Italian & American Foods. Italian pastries, gelato, and refreshments. Children’s tent. 10:30am – 7:00pm. Free entertainment.

Tuesday, August 16 – Exhibition Highlight Tour – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Allison Graff, Program Director at the Schweinfurth, will provide a 30 minute overview of the current exhibitions. View the 3 – New York Prints of Mind: Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions, Jane Dunnewold: Sacred Planet, and Brian Roach: A Transgressive Look at Beauty. Tours at 12:30pm. Adults $6, members and children under 12 free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Tuesday, August 16 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Mark Doyle & The Maniacs starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Despicable Me starts at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Wednesday, August 17 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Lori Rhodes Pettit & John Gar Pettit. Piano Concert, free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339

Wednesday, August 17 – Summer Wine Dinner – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Wonderful food paired with their best wines, served at the winery in their transformed barrel room. Call for price & menu. Enjoy a talk about wines by the winemaker. Reservations required by Aug. 3rd. Dinner at 6:00pm. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Wednesday, August 17 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. Quigsy & the Bird Irish Music – 6-7pm. Oswego Valley Fiddlers – 7-8pm. Free. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874
Thursday, August 18 – Free Concerts – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn. Music by The Funky Blu Roots – starts at 6:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737

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Wednesday, July 13 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051

Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, August 21 – New York Prints of Mind Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Contemporary Limited Edition Prints. . Curated by Joe Scala, E.D., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Selections from the Universal Limited Art Editions collection. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, September 4 – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals, New York-Penn League. 7PM start, Sun. 6PM, $. www.auburndoubledays.com (315) 255-2489
Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, August 21 – Sterling Renaissance Festival – 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Make plans to travel back in time! Weekends only, Elizabethan festival with live theater, music, dancing, hand-crafted wares and games, 10am-7pm $. http://sterlingfestival.com/ (800) 879-4446
Wednesday, July 13 – August 20 – Cooking with the Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,Auburn. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters takes place on the set of the sister’s fictional cable-access cooking show Mangia Italiano. The zany Calamari sisters take their audiences on a wild and laugh filled romp as they prepare their latest dishes while belting out all of your old favorites from Que Sera Sera to Mambo Italiano. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897

Wednesday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 17 – 42nd Street – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. The original song and dance fable of the Great White Way will be lively, lavish and spectacular; it has everything you love about a Broadway musical including incredible numbers, “We’re in the Money,”, “Shuffle off to Buffalo,” and “Lullaby of Broadway”. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897
Wednesday, August 10 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Donna Riester – Organ Concert. Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Wednesday, August 10 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. The Buddy Barrette Band. Free, starts at 6pm. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874
Wednesday, August 10 – Brown Bag Lecture – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. Bring a lunch and enjoy Lee Coalson speak about historic Auburn postcards. The public is encouraged to bring their own personal Auburn postcards to share. This event is free and open to the public. Noon. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Thursday, August 11 – Free Concert – Clifford Park, 81 Mary St., Auburn. Music by the Auburn Civic Band – starts at 6:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Thursday, August 11 – “Country Music” at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, August 12 – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! 5:00 – 7:00pm. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439-5271
Saturday, August 13 – GENESEE Light the Night – Market Street Park, Auburn. Sponsored by North American Breweries, witness the lighting of the beloved Genesee Beer sign with LED lights at 9pm. Enjoy the 70s Band Concert playing in the Park. 315-252-7874
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14 – Renaissance Man Weekend – Sterling Renaissnce Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Watch local celebrities compete in the Renaissance Man Challenge for Charity. Prove your worth to the ladies by trying your hand in games of strength and whit. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446

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Skaneateles NY THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS (For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)

Thru August 17 THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents “42nd Street” Emerson Park,
Rt. 38A, Auburn For tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online at www.merry-go-round.com

Thru August 20 THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents “Cooking with the Calamari
Sisters” at Auburn Public Theater at Genesee & Exchange Streets, Auburn. For tickets call
(800) 457-8897 or online www.merry-go-round.com

Thursday, August 11 FINANCIAL EDUCATION: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Join in an interactive
discussion with a panel of practitioners, “Saving the Family Cottage” Hear strategies to: Plan for
the best outcomes for multi-generational ownership of camp, cottage or cabin. Create Structure
for managing, or decision making & financing expenses, Create a liability buffer between cottage
& owners, Utilize life insurance to create an endowment to finance the camp, decrease the
estate tax impact by fractional ownership & title. RSVP Eileen.price@axa-advisors.com Light
refreshments served. For more information www.womenwealthandwisdom.net (315) 559-1529
Books are available for sale at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Monday – Friday, August 8 – 12 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival: “world class music by the
lake” MUSIC BLAST Mini-Concerts. Check out www.skanfest.org, QR Code, Facebook or Twitter
every morning to find out the time and place for that day’s special artist performance.

Tuesdays, August 9, 16 & 30 YOUTH EVENT: Future Worlds Series for Youth (ages 13-17)
1:00 – 4:00 PM; Young Adults (ages 18 & older) 7:00 – 9:00 PM Viewing classic Twilight Zone &
Star Trek film clips to X-Men, Men in Black & beyond; a chance to get together & talk about our
beliefs, fears, hopes for our world in a relaxed setting. Coffee-house style beverages & snacks,
self-serve but free. Skaneateles United Methodist Church (315) 685-5963 (use municipal
parking lot).

Wednesday, August 10 TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Adults starts
at 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-
0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday August 10 MUSIC: “The Skaneateles Festival: opens with a celebration of
community, including surprise “Music Blasts” and a world premiere commission to celebrate the
Robinson family’s dedication to this community”. Featuring: the Chiara Quartet, Alan Kay,
Andrew Russo, and Robert Moody. Visit www.skanfest.org for tickets.

Wednesday, August 10 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival: Behind the scenes with composer
Stacy Garrop at 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church and a Hyperscore Community
Celebration at 8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Visit www.skanfest.org for ticket
information.

Wednesday, August 10 MUSIC: Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring Donna Riester
playing the Chapel’s historic Steere & Turner tracker organ. A variety of genres will be offered.
Noon at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The concerts are free and open
to the public. Donations accepted.

Wednesday, August 10 MUSIC: The Bob Lyna Trio with Mike Doyle and Chris Bauso will be
playing at the Oak & Vine at the Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd. 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
visit www.oakandvine.com or www.springsideinn.com For dinner reservations call (315) 252-
8463

Wednesday, August 10 BOAT CRUISE: Pirates Day at Mid-Lakes Navigation! All day, All
cruises. Don’t forget your costume. Special menu for kids lunch, prizes and trinkets on all
cruises. Visit www.midlakesnav.com or call (315) 685-8500.
Thursday, August 11 OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.
(315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Thursday, August 11 BOOK CLUB: 5:00 PM – Knowledge is Power Book Club: Saving the
Family Cottage. Eileen Price and Lisa Miller. Skaneateles Country Club, 3344 West Lake Road,
Skaneateles. Free. Books are available at Creekside Books 35 Fennell St, Skaneateles
Thursday, August 11 FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park
Pavilion 3:30-6:30 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, flowers, etc.
Thursday, August 11 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival: Prelude concert with Robinson Award
Winner Katherine Zhang at 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church and a Chamber Music
Performance at 8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Visit www.skanfest.org for ticket
information
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 12, 13 & 14 ANTIQUES: New Hope Antiques Inventory
Reduction Sale. Take an extra 10% off sale items and 20% off non-sale items, in shop & barn.
We’re playing “Let’s Make a Deal” in our storage facility, “The Pig Barn,” 1/4 mi. from the shop.
Shop hrs. 10 – 5. (315) 497-2688, 12 mi. S on Rt 41A. w. side of lake.
Friday, August 12 HAIR CARE: AVEDA’s Kerry Billiter will be at Hairtique Salon & Day Spa,
20 E. Genesee St. will be doing complementary new AVEDA Hair & Scalp conditioning treatments
11 AM – 4 PM with any hair service. Happy 10 year anniversary Ashley! (315) 685-7303
Friday, August 12 MUSIC: Skaneateles Community Band Concert at the Gazebo in Clift Park
7:00 PM Free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain Place: Austin Park Pavilion
Friday, August 12 MUSIC: Phil Henry 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell
St. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, August 12 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival: From Piano to Politics: An Evening with
Andrew Russo and the Chiara Quartet at 8:00pm. First Presbyterian Church Visit
www.skanfest.org for ticket information
Friday, August 12 OPEN MIC: with Tom Barnes at the Overlook, Marietta 8:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13 MOVIE: Forks and Knives 8/12 @ 1 & 8 PM; 8/13 8 PM at
Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $4.00/person
www.auburnpublictheater.org
Saturday, August 13 MASSAGE: Back by popular demand $1.00 per minute Chair Massages
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Hairtique Salon & Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-7303.
Saturday, August 13 HISTORY/EVENT: Founder’s Day, an annual celebration of the historic
Auburn area. Kicks off at Noon with a car show, activities for the kids, entertainment and will be
capped off with the “Genesee Lights the Night” party at Market Street Park in downtown Auburn.
The party, which starts at 7:00 PM, features live music by That 70’s Band, and of course, icecold
Genesee Beer, Genesee Cream Ale and Genny Light. Beer will be served with proceeds
benefiting Majorpalooza. The party is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. At
9:00 p.m., the ‘Genesee Beer’ sign will be lit for the first time since the 1970s. The historic
‘Genesee Beer’ sign in Auburn will be illuminated for the first time in more than 40 years.
Saturday, August 13 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival: A Brass Quintet Prelude Concert at
6:30pm and a Community Extravaganza at 7:30pm at Brook Farm Visit www.skanfest.org for
ticket information
Saturday, August 13 FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park
Pavilion 10 AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.
Saturday, August 13 CRUISE: Full Moon & Meteror Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles. No
reservations. Tickets available at Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., 11 Jordan Street beginning at
9:00 AM day of cruise. (315) 685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com
Sunday, August 14 CRUISE: Four hour cruise beginning at 10:00 AM aboard the Judge Ben
Wiles for a relaxing cruise to the south end of Skaneateles Lake. Reservations & prepayment,
please by calling (315) 685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com
Sunday, August 14 SPORTING EVENT: Polo Games, 3:00 PM Andrews Rd. Small Parking fee.
Sunday, August 14 BASEBALL: Skaneateles Night at the Sky Chiefs Baseball Game, 5:00 PM
Alliance Bank Stadium, One Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse
Sunday, August 14 MUSIC: John Bauterbaugh 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse,
35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com FREE
Wednesday, August 17 Cool Garden Party at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St.
What’s in the Garden today? Let’s prepare salads, quiche & grains to make it cool. Not only will
you learn how to cool your guests off in the hot August weather, but you’ll taste some
wonderfully refreshing non-alcoholic drinks as well. 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Price: $40/public; $20/spa
members, Free for Estate & Wine Club Members. www.mirbeau.com or (315) 685-5006.
Wednesday, August 17 TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Adults starts
at 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-
0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday, August 17 EVENT: 6:30 PM Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor
“Landscaping for Water Quality.” Creekside Bookstore, 35 Fennell Street. FREE
www.creeksidebooks.com (315) 685-0379
Wednesday, August 17 MUSIC: Noon – Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of
genres. This week an organ, piano and vocal concert featuring Lori Rhodes Pettit and John Gary
RhodesScott Young – Vocal/Guitar. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The
concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. (315) 252-0339.
Thursday, August 18 FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park
Pavilion 3:30-6:30 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.
Thursday, August 18 WINE DINNER: Rosalie’s Cucina Ohgoodygoody! Wine Dinner! 6:00
PM “Un Diner Parfait Entre Amis” “Enjoy a perfect dinner with friends” $85.00 per person plus
tax & gratuity. RSVP Rosalie’s Cucina before August 11th (315) 685-2200.
Thursday, August 18 OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.
(315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, August 19 MUSIC: John Spillett 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, August 19 MUSIC: Skaneateles Community Band Concert in Clift Park 7:00 PM Free
and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain Place: Austin Park Pavilion
Friday & Saturday, August 19 & 20 MOVIE: Jane Eyre (2011 version) 8/19 @ 1 & 8 PM;
8/20 8 PM at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669.
$4.00/person www.auburnpublictheater.org
Saturday, August 20 FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park
Pavilion 10 AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.
Saturday, August 20 MUSIC: Edgy Folk 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Sunday, August 21 FUNDRAISER: Borodino Pancake Breakfast, 2500 Nunnery Rd. 8:00 AM –
1:00 PM
Sunday, August 21 CHURCH SERVICE: 10:30 AM Lakeside service by St. James Episcopal
Church, in the park next door to the Church located at 96 E. Genesee St.
Sunday, August 21 SPORTING EVENT: Polo Games, 3:00 PM Andrews Rd. Small Parking fee.
Wednesday, August 24 – September 10 THEATER: Merry Go Round Playhouse presents
“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” at Emerson Park, Rt. 38A Auburn. For
Tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online www.merry-go-round.com
Wednesday, August 24 MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival Concert “A Musical Happy Hour” 5:30
PM at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. (315) 685-3797 www.skanfest.org
Thursday, August 25 – September 5 The Great New York State Fair at the NYS Fairgrounds
in Syracuse. Only 20 minutes from Skaneateles.
Saturday, August 27 FUNDRAISER/SPORTING EVENT: Run for The Woods at Marcellus Park.
Scenic race with three possible routes. 5-miles, 4-kilometers, and a 1K fun-run for children
starts at 8:30 AM. Check-in and registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 am near the upper annex of
Marcellus Park. The 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am. The 4-K and 5-mile routes start at the park
and run through the trails of Baltimore Woods. Be prepared for some lovely scenic trail running
as well as a good hill work out. Co-sponsored by Marcellus Rotary Club. The run benefits
Baltimore Woods and community service projects in Marcellus.
Call Phyllis Danks at (315) 463-9993 for more information.
Saturday, August 27 FUNDRAISER: Skaneateles Historical Society fundraiser at Thom
Felicias. For more information (315) 685-1360.
Saturday, August 27 ANNUAL SALE: Jumble Sale 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. St. James Episcopal
Church, 96 E. Genesee St., (315) 685-7600.
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 FUNDRAISER/SALE: Charity Yard Sale at New Hope
Antiques, 5963 New Hope Rd. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 FESTIVALS/CELEBRATION: at the Apple Hill Country
Store, U.S. Route 80 Beak & Skiff’s 100th Birthday Party Celebration! Music, Balloons & Birthday
cake! Entertainment and old fashioned games & prizes for the kids! 1947 John Deere tractor on
display. www.beakandskiff.com or (315) 677-5105 for more information.
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
SkanRaces.com will bring over 1200 racers and their supporters to Skaneateles over Labor Day
weekend. The fun starts early Saturday, September 3rd, with the Skinnyman Triathlon.
MiniSkinny youth events on Saturday are open to ages 5-14. The excitement continues Sunday,
September 4th, with the Escape from the Judge Open Water Swim early morning, the Coon Hill
Grind Bicycle Time Trial at noon, and the Skaneateles Four Mile Road Race in late afternoon. The
Escape Swim is already sold out. Skinnyman and the “I’m All That” competition are nearly sold
out. Go to www.SkanRaces.com to reserve your spot now in any or all 2011 races.
Sponsorship of SkanRaces.com offers businesses an ideal opportunity to connect with racers,
their supporters, and the community in a very positive way. Sponsors can participate at differing
levels in various ways. For more information please contact Sharon Slater at (315) 685-3353 or
email sassos@aol.com .
Celebrating the seventh year of exceptional racing, SkanRaces.com is a volunteer operated,
private not for profit (IRS 501c3) charity supporting wellness in CNY by conducting races and
funding health-related programs with the proceeds. SkanRaces.com is providing free swimming
lesson program for any seven year old during 2011 at both the Auburn YMCA and the
Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center and free swimsuits for girls in the Syracuse Housing
Authority LIFE Program. Past years’ funding has helped remove milfoil from Skaneateles Lake,
provided athletic equipment, purchased a pedestrian friendly speed indicator to calm traffic,
lifesaving emergency equipment, and several other wellness and recreational programs. Visit
www.SkanRaces.com today for more information.
The Skaneateles Historical Society is the recipient of the Medal of the Onondaga Historical
Association (OHA). The medal is the highest honor that the OHA can bestow upon an individual
or organization for contributions made to the cause of preserving and interpreting our heritage.
The presentation ceremony of the OHA medal will be held at a breakfast event Thursday,
September 22 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the Genesee Grand Hotel’s Tiffany Ballroom. Tables
of 10 $400.00; Single tickets $50.00; Patron tickets $125.00. Reservations include a full
breakfast and reservations are available by contacting Karen Cooper at (315) 428-1864.
Skaneateles Artisans is now located under the Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell Street.
Skaneateles Education Foundation presents “HoeDown for Education” to be held Saturday,
October 1 Mandana Barn. Sponsorships are available. Levels ranging from $2500 – $250! For
more information or to become a sponsor, please contact: Sharon Magee, Executive Director,
(315) 291-2212 or smagee@skanschools.org.
Summer schedule for St. Mary’s of the Lake – Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM and Sunday
Masses: 8:00, 9:15 & 11:15 AM through Labor Day. Weekend after Labor Day until the
weekend prior to Father’s Day Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:15 AM;
Daily Mass 7:30 AM; Holy Day Mass: 7 AM & 7 PM (no vigil mass) Questions please call the
parish office at (315) 685-5083.
The UPS STORE on Fennell Street wants to remind all Chamber Members that they will do FREE
pick up and drop off for all your copying and shipping needs. Call Matt at (315) 685-0155.
Congratulations Beak & Skiff Apple Farms (1911-2011) Celebrating 100 years and still
growing! www.beakandskiff.com. Located at 4472 U.S. Route 20, LaFayette A little history:
Since 1911, Five generations of the Beak & Skiff families have worked on the farm, growing
apples, and growing the business for the next generation. Visit the Apple Hill Country Store at
Beak & Skiff’s on August 27 & 28 for a 100th Birthday Party Celebration! Music, Balloons &
Birthday Cake! Entertainment, Old fashioned games and prizes for the kids! 1947 John Deere
tractor will be on display. (315) 677-5105
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.
www.baltimorewoods.org
SALES:
Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or
Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; Rental Rate: $20.50 / Sq Ft per Year NNN located at The Old
Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally
strong office market. Tenants 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.
Primary Technology Solutions is offering a 10% off of the yearly fee for our online backup
solution for business continuity. Please call Paul Rodgers at (315) 217-1408 for more
information.
Riddler’s has all kinds of Skaneateles & Finger Lakes souvenirs! Stop by at 4 Jordan St or visit
their Facebook page for pictures of what’s available. (315) 685-7766.
Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn is pleased to announce the opening of their new
Oak & Vine room (renovated tavern). Serving: Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 10pm; Saturday Noon
-10pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Dinner 1pm – 8pm Bar is open until midnight.
Reservations (315) 252-VINE Great food, Great drink.
Special weekday rates at Inn of the Finger Lakes. $89.99 Sunday – Thursday from now
through September. Rate includes continental breakfast, buffet and wine & beer reception. For
reservations call (315) 253-5000.
Hair Feathers are in! Bijou Hair Salon Feathers, feathers, feathers…We have a waiting list a
mile long and are trying to keep up with them! Again, the best to know when they arrive is
facebook! I have to say so myself, it is quite fun to have a secret feather in your hair that peeps
out once in a while;) and I’m almost 40! Feathers are $10 each or 3 for $25 (+tax) Call Bijou to
make an appointment or check out Facebook.
$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St.
www.johnnyangels.biz (315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one
today. Join Johnny Angels on Facebook!
Mirbeau Inn and Spa is now serving Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm. Buffet items
include: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, House-made Pastries, Salads,
Desserts AND MORE! $25 Adults, $12 Ages 6-12, 5 & Under FREE. (315) 685-5006 or online
www.mirbeau.com
Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn serves Sunday Brunch from 10:30am – 1:00pm
Enjoy fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade waffles with mixed berry syrup or Maple syrup,
bacon, sausage, oven roasted potatoes, Virginia baked ham, roast sirloin of beef, chicken ala
king with homemade biscuits, Seafood Newburg with toast points, Springside Inn’s famous
Cheese Souffle’, sauteed vegetables, bagels with cream cheese, homemade brownies and cream
puffs, “make your own sundaes” with homemade dessert sauces, orange juice, coffee, tea or
milk. $14.99/Adults; 10 and under ½ price; 4 and under free. (315) 252-7247
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.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Skaneateles Volunteer Firemen need your help at the Labor Day Community Field Days.
Please donate an hour or two of your time on either Sept 3 or 4. Help those that protect you
24/7! Call or e-mail Sue Dove to sign up for a slot. sdove@skaneateles.com. (315) 685-0552.
REOCCURING EVENTS:
Thru August – The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at
28 Hannum St. is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315)
685-1360 www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org
Memorial Day – Labor Day John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 1:00 –
4:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM . Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135.
Visit the Gallery online at www.barrowgallery.org.
Thru August 31 – Watercolor and photography by artists Margaret Manring and Diana Whiting
will be exhibited and for sale and on exhibit at the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods
Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd. Artworks in various media by artist Ruth Anne Reagan will
be on display. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 28, from 11am
to 1pm. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm, & Saturday 10am–4pm, closed
Sundays. There is no charge for parking and admittance. The gallery is open to the public.
Thru September 6 – CRUISE: Beginning today and every Monday – Saturday you have the
unique opportunity to cruise Skaneateles Lake on the Barbara S. Wiles while crew members
hand deliver mail to summer & year round lake residents. 10 AM – 1 PM. (315) 685-8500 or
online at www.midlakesnav.com
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at
Stella Maris, 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.
Every Sunday 4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-
3405
Have a great day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

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