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Stroll, Sing and Shop During Dickens Special Events

The month of December gets under way in Skaneateles with a traditional holiday event and a new one.

On Dec. 2, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings (formerly known as Locals Night). The celebration starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., the Rev. Craig Lindsey of First Presbyterian Church will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by candlelit caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts, lighting of the Christmas tree and remarks by Mayor Marty Hubbard at the Gazebo, a magic show by the Wonderful Wizard of the North at the United Methodist Church (where the Girl Scouts will serve hot chocolate and cookies), and an open house at village stores. Children who visit the United Methodist Church will receive a gift from KeyBank.

In addition, winners of the Skaneateles Journal’s coloring contest will be announced, with prizes awarded in two age groups.

Skaneateles Sings is sponsored by KeyBank and the Skaneateles Journal, and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Skaneateles Garden Club.

First Friday celebrations will also take place that evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Imagine, Gallery 54, Skaneateles Artisans and Snake Oil Glassworks.

A new event—‘Tis the Season for Skaneateles Specials—will debut from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, replacing Ladies Night and Gents Night.

“A few hours of shopping just wasn’t enough, so the Skaneateles merchants have expanded Ladies and Gents nights to an all-day shopping extravaganza,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “Ladies, come with your girlfriends. Gents, come with the guys. Couples, come together and pick out unique gifts for each other. Then top off the day with a free drink on us!”

Anyone making a purchase that day will have the choice of a free drink from Creekside Books & Coffee, Joelle’s French Bistro, Mirbeau Inn & Spa or the Sherwood Inn.

Among the merchants offering specials are:

• Imagine – free Imagine T-shirt with $50 purchase

• Paris Flea – 20 percent off all items (through Dec. 11)

• Creekside Books & Coffee – 20 percent off all bookstore merchandise

• Johnny Angel’s $3 hamburgers (until 9 p.m.)

• Fleur de lis Florist – 20 percent off all Christmas and regular merchandise (not including fresh flowers, wreaths, kissing balls or plants); free ornament with $50 purchase

• Country Ewe – 20 percent off all regular-price apparel

• Chamber of Commerce – free Dickens ornament with any purchase

In addition, raffle tickets will be available at shops throughout the village. Prizes include an overnight stay at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a dinner cruise on the Judge Ben Wiles, SU Basketball tickets, a gift from cate&sally and jewelry from Imagine.

The Skaneateles Press will host a “Holiday Mix & Mingle” from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sherwood Inn. And at 7 p.m., a Dickens Dinner will take place at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, this year’s presenting sponsor of Dickens Christmas. Dinner reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 315-685-5006.

‘Tis the Season is sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Newspapers.

“The Chamber would like to extend a special thank-you to Skaneateles resident George Haux, who provided the Christmas tree for the Gazebo, and the Skaneateles Country Club, which provided the tree for the pier,” says Dove. “We’d also like to thank the Girl Scouts for their work on the Memory Tree, and the Village electric department for its help in putting up decorations. These beautiful trees and decorations will be enjoyed by the community not only at these events, but all season long.”  

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Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 @ 3:25 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. 

CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING

Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, January 8 – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  International contemporary juried quilt exhibit.  Admission $6/adults, members and children under 12 free.   www.myartcenter.org           315-255-1553  

Saturday, November 19 – December 31 – Cayuga Museum 75th Anniversay Exhibit – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  View the 75th anniversary exhibit chronicling the history of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art and the Case Research Lab.  Also enjoy the new exhibit ’Quilts’ by the Cayuga Lake Quilters Guild.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051 

Wednesday, November 23 – Dusty Pascal, Loren Barrigar and Friends – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  For a third year, singers-songwriters-guitarists Dusty, Loren and friends come together at Auburn Public Theater to offer a great evening of pre-Thanksgiving entertainment. Their family-friendly show features superb regional talent.  8pm, $12.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27 – Bittersweet Cottage – 2348 Brick Church Rd., Weedsport.   Studio of   Boulder Cove ORIGINALS, Resident Artisan Kathleen Spingler.  An off the beaten path shopping experience.  Black Friday/after Thanksgiving sale. 10:00am-5:00pm.  Clay designs for the Home & Garden, unique jewelry, antiques & guest Artisans.  315-834-6110

Friday, November 25 – Shop ’Til You Drop – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Check the kids in and shop till you drop.  Noon-5pm.  $6.00 admission.  Win a $100 prepaid visa card, play games, win points and be the top dog. www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

 

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27 – Holiday Sale & Open House – New Hope Antiques, 5963 New Hope Rd., New Hope.  Refreshments & holiday decor.  10-20% off in shop & up to 60% in barn on the final weekend of this season.  www.newhopeantiques.com 315-497-2688

Saturday, November 26 – GEORGE ROSSI & GARY FRENAY – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Few musicians in CNY have amassed the track record or longevity in a life dedicated to making music as Frenay and Rossi. This special holiday event is designed to not only give an insider’s view of the genesis of original songs and the creative process, but to illustrate how their friendship and respective separate career paths alternately intersected, diverged, and ultimately inspired their craft and each other. They will be joined by an all- star cast including LOREN BARRIGAR, CATHY LAMANNA, THE DEAN BROTHERS, TED WILLIAMS, DAVID SOLAZZO, JEFF STOCKHAM, FRANK GROSSO and DON WILLIAMS, aka THE HUNGARIAN HORNS. Tickets $15, 7pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Saturday, November 26 – Annual Family Fun Day & Holiday Parade – Genesee St., & Exchange Street Mall, Auburn.  Bring the family downtown for wagon rides, games, entertainment and kid-friendly activities from 3 – 5PM. At 6PM grab a spot on Genesee Street to view the parade. Visit with Santa after the parade in Genesee Center, and enjoy music by Auburn Civic Band on the showmobile stage at the south end of Exchange Street Mall. Across the street view the City’s Tree Lighting ceremony & Auburn Fire Department’s community bonfire.  www.auburndowntown.org  315-252-7874

Saturday, November 26 – Aurora Inn Winemaker Luncheon:  Bet the Farm – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  12:00 reception, 12:30 lunch, 4 paired courses, $55++/person.  Join the Aurora Inn chefs and winemaker Nancy Tisch of Bet the Farm for a 4-course lunch paired with a fantastic selection of Bet the Farm wines. Space to this event is limited and reservations are required.  www.aurora-inn.com  315-364-8888

Sunday, November 27 – Syracuse University Brass Ensemble – Church of SS Peter and John, 169 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy music of Christmas as well as a varied selection of classical and contemporary pieces.  Free and open to the public.  www.subrass.com  315-443-3436

Sunday, November 27 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Featuring Barbara Feinstein and Emily Klainberg. Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work.  Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members.  2:00pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Visit the Schweinfurth Art Center to celebrate the holidays – Enjoy holiday punch and cookies, make an artful holiday ornament, and have a festive photo taken in the Photo Booth.  Take advantage of a one-night Holiday Sale in our Gift Shop – non-members receive a 10% discount and members receive 20% off all purchases from 5-8pm.  Quilts=Art=Quilts will be on view in the galleries.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stevie Tombstone, popular local singer/songwriter/musician, will anchor the Cayuga Museum’s First Friday celebration.  Tombstone will perform his Americana country blues from 5:00 – 7:30, and will have copies of his recently released c.d. Slow Drunken Waltz.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051 

Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Come view an exhibition of artwork by members of the Auburn community who are in various stages of recovery from mental illness. Featured artist is Angela Wright. Also enjoy local musicians perform for open mic night.  5-7:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 – “A Yuletide Ballad”- Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  A Yuletide Ballad is a re-telling of the Christmas Story.  Directed and Produced by James Cantu and Choreographed by Yvonne Hassett, this truly unique family experience will warm your heart and ring in the Holiday Season.  $10 General Admission; $8 Seniors and Students: $5 Family Rate.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3 – “Another Earth” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  A coming-of-adulthood story that improbably blends a plaintive drama with romantic longing and far-out science fiction.  12/2, 1 & 8pm, 12/3, 8pm. $5.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 – Holiday Shopping Spree – Cayuga Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake.  Experience the warmth of the Holidays while sampling fine wines & special holiday treats.  Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Receive a shopper’s discount card that can be used at each winery. Fri. 1PM – 5PM, Sat. 10AM – 6PM & Sun. 10AM – 5PM.  Advance tickets: Single $ 35.00, Couple $ 50.00.  Tickets at the door: Single $ 40.00, Couple $ 55.00.  Designated Driver: Single $ 30.00, Couple $ 45.00.  http://cayugawinetrail.com/  800-684-5217

Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3 – Candlelight Tours – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour of the elegant Seward House Museum. Top area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Prepaid reservations required. $10 adult, $8 for twelve and under. Tours at 6:00 and 7:00pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 – White Barn Christmas – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  A Local youth group Christmas tree sale in our decorated barn.  Christmas Karaoke 12/4 from 1-4PM in the winery, sing along or listen to Sue Alexander and friends, wine specials to help you stock up for the holidays, and Christmas vacation trivia. Brush up on your Griswald facts for free tastings and other fun prizes!  Open Noon-5PM.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

 

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 – Holiday Festival Craft Show – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  Craft Fair & Cultural Food Booths Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-4pm.  Children’s Play 12pm & 2:30pm both days.  Musician/puppeteer Stephen Baird 11am-4pm, acoustic performers Barrigan Brothers Sat. 11am-1pm, Sun. 12pm-2pm.  315-255-1743 x 2232

Saturday, December 3 – Pajama Party with Santa – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  10am-noon.  Kids can stay cuddled up in their jammies while enjoying milk and cookies and writing letters they can hand deliver to Jolly Old St. Nick!  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

Saturday, December 3 – Natural Holiday Ornaments – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  Join Connie Cosemento and create a small holiday ornament made from natural materials.  All ages are welcome to create a natural treasure to take home for the holiday season.  Pre-register by November 28th to ensure we have enough materials for all.  1:00pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/  315-947-6143

Sunday, December 4 – “POLAR EXPRESS” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Join WCNY at Auburn Public Theater for MOVIE AND A COOKIE! This family-friendly event will feature a visit from Santa Claus, a free cookie and a screening of the film. All proceeds will benefit WCNY’s programming and services. Doors open at 1:30PM, cost is $5 for children 6-14; Free under 5; Adults $10.  2pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Sunday, December 4 – A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols – Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia.  Enjoy a traditional “Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols”Christmas service with Organ, Brass, and Choir Sunday, December 4, at 10:30 am and again at 3:30 pm.  There will be plenty of congregational singing to help get you into the Christmas spirit. Free and open to the public.  607-279-7636

Sunday, December 4 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Holiday Ornaments – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences.  Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively.  Stop in between 1-4:30pm to complete a project.  $5 per project. No need to preregister. www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sunday, December 4 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts –  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Featuring Sally Davis.  Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work.  Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members.  2:00pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

 

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Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm by Curt
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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce

 

(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)

 

Tuesday, November 22

 

HISTORY: 7:30 PM Ruth Hotaling will be the guest speaker at the

 

Skaneateles Historical Society’s

 

monthly program. Ruth will talk about Lincoln, his

 

connections to New York State, and his family. She will include a power point presentation

 

showing Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL, and the Washington, D.C. memorial as well as

 

showing Lincoln memorabilia she has collected. Our meetings are held at

 

The Museum at The

 

Creamery

 

, 28 Hannum St, and all are welcome to come learn more about Lincoln and to see

 

our newly expanded museum and gift shop. (315) 685-1360

 

Tuesday, November 22

 

BAH: Dickens Sponsor Kick off at M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

sponsored by Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub, wine by Anyela’s

 

Vineyards, scones by Grammies Pantry.

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 11:00 PM Mere Mortals Creekside Books &

 

Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Admission $2.00 per person. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at The Springside

 

Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. From 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM listen to Sarah Horner & Greg Carroll. For

 

dinner reservations call (315) 252-VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM A night of music from

 

singer/songwriter/guitarists Dusty, Loren and friends!

 

Auburn Public Theater 8 Exchange

 

Street at Genesee Downtown, Auburn TICKETS: $12 Regular, 10% Discount for APT Members

 

Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office (315) 253-6669 or online at

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

MUSIC: Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at Moro’s

 

Bistro, One Genesee St., Auburn by “Pinky” 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. (315) 282-7772

 

Thursday, November 24

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Thursday, November 24

 

OPEN MIC: Open Mic w/ Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside

 

Coffeehouse

 

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

 

Friday, November 25

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM John Cadley & Cathy Wenthen Creekside

 

Books & Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Admission $2.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, November 26

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Donna Colton & Sam Troublemaker

 

Creekside Books & Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Admission $2.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Tuesday, November 29

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hospice of the

 

Finger

 

Lakes will hold a Volunteer Open House at the Hospice Office, 1130 Corporate Dr. in

 

Auburn. Complete details are listed under the Volunteer Opportunities section of this newsletter.

 

Wednesday, November 30

 

LADIES ONLY: Join Scarlet Ribbon, “a premiere concierge

 

shopping service featuring designer lines of jewelry, accessories scents” at Mirbeau Inn & Spa,

 

851 W. Genesee St., Noon – 9 PM. Complimentary glass of wine or Mirbeau burger for a

 

purchase of $100.00 or more. Questions contact Susie Birchenough at 380-4185.

 

www.scarletribbon.com

 

 

or info@scarletribbon.com Thursday, Nov 31 for Men only!

 

Wednesday, November 30

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell

 

St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, November 30

 

MUSIC: Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at The

 

Springside Inn

 

, 6141 W. Lake Rd. Stevie Tombstone. From 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. For dinner

 

reservations call (315) 252-VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, December 1

 

MEN ONLY: Personal shopping assistance by Susie Birchenough! Join

 

Scarlet Ribbon

 

, “a premiere concierge shopping service featuring designer lines of jewelry,

 

accessories scents” at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Noon – 9 PM. Complimentary

 

glass of wine or Mirbeau burger for a purchase of $100.00 or more. Questions contact Susie

 

Birchenough at 380-4185.

 

www.scarletribbon.com or info@scarletribbon.com Thursday, Nov 31

 

for Men only!

 

Thursday, December 1

 

WINE TASTING: Second in a series of wine tasting. 7:00 PM upstairs in

 

Library Hall,

 

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St Space is limited, reservations required.

 

(315) 685-5135 or

 

help@skaneateleslibrary.org Next wine tasting Thursday, January 19th. 7:00

 

PM

 

Thursday, December 1

 

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

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

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

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 2, 3 & 4

 

Annual Skaneateles Figure Skating

 

Competition at William G. Allyn Ice Arena in the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center, 97

 

State St. (315) 685-2266

 

Friday, December 2

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Stevie Tombstone & Special Guests Creekside

 

Books & Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Admission FREE (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Friday, December 2 First Friday Art Night in Skaneateles!

 

Local Art Galleries extend their

 

hours for the First Friday of each month May – December. Galleries open 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

(unless otherwise noted). Featuring artist openings, demonstrations, entertainment & light

 

refreshments.

 

 

Annual Holiday Sale at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. 20% off Bookstore

 

Merchandise. Also entertainment by Stevie Tombstone and special guest Chuck Shciele.

 

Shciele, a singer songwriter from San Diego, CA will open the show for Stevie Tombstone

 

at 7:30 PM. Coffeehouse entertainment by Stevie Tombstone. (315) 685-0379.

 

 

Expressions of Joy: Annual Holiday Show 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee

 

St. Entertainment by Christopher Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp. Wine tasting by

 

Giancarelli Winery. Meet the artists and enjoy First Friday in Skaneateles. Gallery 54

 

specializes in fine art and craft created by CNY artists. Visit www.gallery54cny.com. Mon-

 

Thurs. 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat 10-5, and Sun 11-5. (315) 685-5470

 

 

Join Snake Oil Glassworks 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM As the winter season sneaks up on us,

 

the glass blowers at Snake Oil Glassworks have decided to make fir trees. Come enjoy

 

glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 or

 

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

 

 

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“Gifted” is a unique holiday collection from Central New York and Finger Lakes artists

 

represented at

 

Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under the Stone, 3 Fennell St (lower level).

 

Join them at a pre-holiday First Friday Art Night get-together and select a unique, original

 

item for that discerning person on your shopping list. Visit with the artists and check the

 

“Demos at Dickens” Schedule to see when your favorite artist will be showing how they

 

create their special items. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

www.skaneatelesartisans.com (315) 685-

 

8580

 

 

“Gifts for the Home,” running throughout December at Imagine, the fine arts and fine

 

craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St. The exhibition opens Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of

 

the village’s First Friday celebration and Skaneateles Sings. Refreshments will be

 

provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects, an old-time string band. The

 

exhibition features original watercolors, wooden clocks and spoons, ceramic mugs, blown

 

glass vases, and other handcrafted gifts at a variety of price points. The gallery is open 10

 

a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10

 

a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with extended holiday hours Dec.

 

14-24 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.

 

to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve day). For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to

 

http://www.imagineskaneateles.com

 

 

.

 

Friday, December 2

 

“Skaneateles Sings” (formerly Locals Night). Sponsored by KeyBank and

 

the

 

Skaneateles Journal. “The Magic of dickens Christmas.” Father Christmas and Mother

 

Goose greet the children at the Skaneateles Library starting at 6 PM (bring your camera).

 

Dedication of the crèche 6:30 PM ourside the library, candle lit caroling with the Dickens

 

characters, and lighting of the Gazebo tree. Open house at Skaneateles Area Merchants. Stores

 

open until 8:00 PM. Refreshements, magic show, caroling and a gift from KeyBank for the

 

children at the United Methodist Church immediately following the tree lighting. (315) 685-

 

0552. Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber and Garden Club

 

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3

 

MOVIE: “Another Earth” 12/2 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 12/3 at 8

 

PM t

 

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

 

$5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $5.00 advance or $6.00 at the door.

 

Saturday, December 3

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

 

Fennell St. Admission FREE (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, December 3

 

Holiday Decor Expo: 11:00 – 3:00 PM Our expert florists at

 

Skaneateles Town Square

 

, 61 Fennell St. will assist you in decorating your own wreaths,

 

garlands, kissing balls, 4 foot trees. Many decorations to choose from, they will help you create

 

a one of a kind decoration! 10% off all supplies! (315) 685-5748

 

Sunday, December 4

 

OPEN HOUSE: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Skaneateles Historical

 

Society’s

 

annual holiday Open House at The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. In addition to

 

the traditional holiday decorations, refreshments, and Dickens characters, we will also be

 

celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Skaneateles Historical Society. Be sure to

 

drop in for all the festivities and special refreshments for our 50th anniversary. The gift shop will

 

be open with many Skaneateles and History related items. (315) 685-1360

 

Wednesday, December 7

 

Join the American Red Cross as they pay tribute to those individuals

 

who have demonstrated life-saving acts of heroism, courage, kindness & unselfish character at

 

the “Real Hero’s Breakfast” Local resident Todd Hall will be honored along with several other

 

area “Heros”. 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the OnCenter, Convention Center. Tickets $50.00 For

 

reservations contact John Paddock at 685-9511.

 

Thursday, December 8

 

Skaneateles Rotary Christmas Basket “Turkey Dinner Fundraiser” at

 

Skaneateles Country Club

 

. Tickets $25.00 each. To purchase your ticket contact any Rotary

 

Member.

 

Wednesday, December 7

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell

 

St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Thursday, December 8

 

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

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

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

 

Friday, December 9

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Dick Ward & Carol Bryant Creekside Books &

 

Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Admission FREE (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10

 

MOVIE: STITCHED – Stitched is a fun-filled

 

documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt

 

Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation. 12/9 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 12/10 at 8 PM t

 

Auburn

 

Public Theater

 

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online $5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org

 

 

$5.00 at the door. “A poignant commentary on the uneasy

 

commingling of love and fame… Shot in simmering black and white, the images swaddle the

 

story in retro glamour as wistful as Ms. Irglova’s voice.” NY Times

 

Saturday, December 10

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Edgy Folk Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

 

Fennell St. Admission FREE (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

ALL ABOUT DICKENS:

 

Thank you

 

Mirbeau Inn and Spa our presenting sponsor and to all of our business community

 

for your support and sponsorship!

 

The First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, would like to remind the merchants and

 

their customers that the Church Parking Lot is private and is not available for parking, other

 

than church activities.

 

Eagle Newspapers

 

and the Skaneateles Chamber are teaming up for a special shopping day

 

in Skaneateles on December 8

 

th from 10 AM – 8 PM (this replaces Ladies & Gents Night). As a

 

merchant or restaurant we are asking you to come up with some sort of special. The Chamber

 

will promote the shopping day so please let us know what you will be doing. Raffle baskets and

 

drink tickets will be provided. If you would like to donate contact Sue at

 

sdove@skaneateles.com

 

 

. If you would like to advertise contact Sharon at the Skaneateles Press

 

Dickens Sponsor Kick off at

 

M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, November 22 sponsored by

 

Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub and wine by Anyela’s Vineyards.

 

Coloring Contest for Kids ages 12 and under sponsored by

 

KeyBank and the Skaneateles

 

Journal

 

. Watch for the coloring page in the Skaneateles Journal the week of November 14th or

 

you can pick a contest form up at the Chamber, 22 Jordan St. Winners will be announced at

 

Skaneateles Sings, December 2nd at the dedication of the crèche and the lighting of the Gazebo

 

tree. Meet outside the library at 6:30 pm for the start of this great family night in Skaneateles!

 

World’s Smallest Parade begins at Noon November 25

 

th at the old firehouse on Fennell St,

 

proceeds east, turns right on Jordan, right on Genesee and ends at the

 

Sherwood House for

 

the Opening of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles! World’s Smallest Christmas parade is

 

sponsored by Skaneateles Town Square.

 

FREE Egg Nog every Saturday at Dr. Rob’s building, 42 E. Genesee St. Served by the Girl Scouts

 

and donated by

 

Skaneateles Byrne Dairy.

 

During the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles the artists at

 

Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under

 

the Stone, 3 Fennell St., lower entrance will be demonstrating how they create their beautiful

 

one of a kind pieces. Stop in and talk with the artist each weekend during Dickens. (315) 685-

 

8580. First demo Saturday, November 26 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Linda Bishop-Surbeck will

 

demonstrate spinning and weaving.

 

Santa Hours: November 27 and December 3,4,11,17,18 Noon – 2:00 PM at

 

Skaneateles Town

 

Square

 

, 61 Fennell St. (315) 685-5748.

 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

SAVE THE DATE…..

 

Chamber Holiday Party

 

Wednesday, December 14 at the Sherwood Inn. Invites have gone out

 

in the mail. If you have not received one, please call the chamber office.

 

Muldoon Dry Cleaners

 

located at 22 Jordan Street, Skaneateles is now open Monday – Friday

 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – Noon (315) 554-8024

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS…………….

 

Skaneateles Press

 

will be delivered to every household starting Wednesday, November 16th!!!

 

Let the community know who you are by placing an ad with the great pricing offered. Pricing is

 

available now through the end of the year. Consistency is the key to be recognized. This is the

 

time to place an ad for 2 – 4 weeks with tremendous savings!!! For advertising rates and to

 

place your ad contact

 

swaskiewicz@eaglenewsonline.com or 434-8889 ext 317

 

ECHO off the Lake

 

is closing Nov 26th. There is a lot to sell at some great prices, heck people

 

are still bringing in things…”sell these in the next 3 weeks”! Not only the Women’s & Men’s

 

clothing, accessories & footwear remain to sell, but we will be selling fixtures, hangers, steamer,

 

cashbox, etc. Stop in at One Studio Place (behind Doug’s Fish Fry) and pick up some last minute

 

articles at great prices! (315) 685-9465.

 

Beginning December 1 through December 28.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop

 

Hill Rd, Marcellus will hold a sale in the Gift Shop. Enjoy a 10% discount on quality merchandise

 

in the gift shop. Discount is on top of the regular member discount—join today and save 20%!

 

Rain barrels are excluded from the sale, but are available with orders delivered by December 23.

 

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Check the website

 

for scheduled events throughout the fall

 

www.baltimorewoods.org or call (315) 673-1350

 

Hours: M-F 9 AM – 4 PM; Sat 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed Sunday. (315) 673-1350.

 

Joelle’s French Bistro

 

is now accepting orders for their Thanksgiving Day, “Take Home

 

Thanksgiving Dinner”. Price: $29.75/person. Visit joellesfrenchbistro.com for the complete

 

menu. Please call by Monday November 21

 

st to place your order. (315) 685-3063.

 

Fleur-de-lis Florist

 

has supplied the wreaths that adorn shops and homes in the Village for

 

over 30 years. It is once again time to place your order for this Holiday season. The wreaths are

 

32” Frazier Fir come with a red plaid bow and are delivered and hung up by Fleur-de-lis Florist.

 

Cost: $39.00. Call Sandra at (315) 685-3484 to place your order.

 

Support the Middle School PTC in their annual fundraiser Magazine Sale. By making a new

 

magazine purchase or reordering your current magazine subscription, you will support

 

education! Purchases can be made online anytime throughout the year, just use the school code

 

1091256 when placing your online order. For more information, please go to www.qsp.com —

 

> Supporter–> Shop Now–>enter School code 1091256 -or- contact the PTC President,

 

Cristina Pietropaoli at “cristina@victorysportsmedicine@yahoo.com” 246-8742.

 

SAVES

 

kicks off its annual fund campaign, “Coming to The Rescue”. SAVES, founded in 1967, is

 

an independent, nonprofit organization not directly affiliated with the Town or Village of

 

Skaneateles. SAVES is staffed by over 40 trained professionals and volunteers, 12 Paramedics,

 

and a dedicated base of volunteer attendants and drivers. Less than 20% of residents actually

 

contribute to, “Coming to The Rescue.” SAVES is appealing to the entire community to join the

 

campaign. Visit

 

www.savesambulance.com Please make checks to SAVES and mail to 77 Fennell

 

Join in on a Pursa Palooza by donating your new & gently used purses & bags (totes & wallets

 

too!) to benefit Tammy Twitchell Crafts Foundation, Inc. (Tammy Twitchell Crafts provides

 

assistance to families who are affected by Cystic Fibrosis). Donations will be accepted until Nov

 

28

 

th. You can drop your bags off locally to Kathy Palmieri, 12 Goodspeed Place. Questions 685-

 

3917 or

 

krpalmieri@gmail.com

 

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

 

the

 

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.

 

SALES:

 

WHY WAIT for “BLACK FRIDAY?” START YOUR XMAS SHOPPING NOW!

 

NEW HOPE ANTIQUES

 

HOLIDAY SALE Nov. 10th – Nov. 27th Thurs. – Sun., 10am – 5pm (except Thanksgiving)

 

Everything on sale, up to 70 % off! 12 mi S of Skaneateles on W side of lake, Rt 41A, (315)

 

497-2688, newhopeantiques.com (Shop closes for season Nov. 28th)

 

Springside Inn,

 

6141 W. Lake Rd. is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. (315)

 

252-7247 or

 

www.springsideinn.com

 

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

 

Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; 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.

 

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

 

Hospice of the Finger Lakes will hold a Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, November 29. 4:00 –

 

6:00 PM at the Hospice Office, 1130 Corporate Dr. in Auburn. Volunteers are needed to work

 

with the Hospice team in a variety of areas, including Patient Care, Bereavement, Office

 

Support, Fundraising, and the Hospice Thrift Shop. Hospice of the Finger Lakes is committed to

 

providing quality end-of-life care to patients and their families assisting with the physical,

 

emotional and spiritual needs of those with a life threatening illness in their homes and in health

 

care facilities. The Volunteer Open House will provide individuals with an overview of Hospice,

 

volunteer opportunities and requirements for volunteering. Hospice staff and volunteers will be

 

available to answer questions about the various volunteer roles. If you are interested in

 

attending the Volunteer Open House or need further information, please call 315-255-2733.

 

The Chamber is organizing the bell ringers during Dickens. To volunteer to ring bells for the

 

Salvation Army, please contact the Chamber Office at (315) 685-0552. One hour shifts are

 

available from noon – 4:00 PM on the following days: November 25, 26, 27 and December 3 &

 

4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18. Bell Ringers are also needed on Friday December 2 from 6 – 8 PM and

 

December 24 from Noon – 2 PM.

 

REOCCURING EVENTS:

 

Labor Day – Memorial Day

 

 

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10:00

 

AM – 3:00 PM. Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

 

www.barrowgallery.org.

 

Thru November 18

 

 

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open on Fridays, 1:00

 

PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 –

 

4:00 PM; Dec 19-31 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. Visit the Creamery during their Holiday Open House on Sunday,

 

December 4.

 

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 Saturday

 

 

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-

 

5117.

 

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

 

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 @ 6:41 pm by Curt
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‘Gifts for the Home’ Exhibition Opens at Imagine

Looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece of home décor?

Then check out “Gifts for the Home,” running throughout December at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The exhibition opens Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration and Skaneateles Sings. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.

The exhibition features original watercolors, wooden clocks and spoons, ceramic mugs, blown glass vases, and other handcrafted gifts at a variety of price points.

Artists represented include:

• Lucie Wellner, of Pompey, watercolor paintings

• Dennis MacDonald, of Fabius, brooms

• Emily Reason, of Marshall, N.C., porcelain pottery

• Rick Barrick, of Lancaster, Pa., candles

• Jonathan Simons, of Kempton, Pa., wooden spoons

• Schlabaugh & Sons, of Kalona, Iowa, clocks

“We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the art and the ambiance, along with the holiday festivities going on throughout town,” says gallery co-owner 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 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with extended holiday hours Dec. 14-24 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve day).

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

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Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2011 @ 10:47 am by Curt
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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

 

(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)

 

Wednesday, November 16

 

Women’s Event: WomenTIES Syracuse Mini Holiday showcase &

 

luncheon. “15 Top Sales Tips”. The featured speakers include: Erika Davis, Owner of

 

Creekside

 

Books & Coffee

 

; Karie Ballway, Brand Consultant with the Cooley Group; Cammi Clark, Editorin-

 

Chief of Today’s CNY Woman magazine; Sue Dove, Executive Director of the

 

Skaneateles

 

Chamber of Commerce

 

and Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES. 11:15 AM – 2:00

 

PM at the

 

Inn Between Restaurant, 2290 State Rt 5. $30/person includes display space,

 

program, lunch, promotion & networking. Register at

 

http://womenties.com/regform.cfm?EID=188

 

Wednesday, November 16

 

HYDROFRACKING: 7:00 PM “Hydrofracking: the Good, the Bad and

 

the Very Ugly” Skaneateles First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., The public is invited

 

and encouraged to attend this informational session.

 

Wednesday, November 16

 

ADULT TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

 

Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, November 16

 

COOKING CLASS: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ready for the Holidays?

 

Let’s cook brunch for that crowded house! Cooking class with Chef Steve at

 

Mirbeau Inn &

 

Spa

 

, 851 W. Genesee St. Learn to prepare eggs benedict, quiche, and twice baked French

 

toast…you could even make Toad in the Hole! Price: $40.00/public; $20.00/spa members;

 

Free/estate & wine club members. Reservations call (315) 685-5006. visit

 

www.mirbeau.com

 

Wednesday, November 16

 

MUSIC: Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at The

 

Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. From 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM listen to Honky Tonk Hindooz. For

 

dinner reservations call (315) 252-VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, November 17

 

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

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

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

 

Friday, November 18

 

OPEN MIC: 9:00 PM Open Mic Night with Dan & Tom at Moon Dance

 

Tavern, 2512 Cherry Valley Turnpike. (315) 673-1135

 

Friday, November 18

 

DINNER & WINE: The Beaujolais Nouveau Party at Joelle’s French

 

Bistro

 

, 4423 State St. Rd., This party features five wines and five courses. Fall menu with

 

French comfort food & Beaujolais wines. $65/person. Space is limited. For reservations call

 

(315) 685-3063.

 

www.joellesfrenchbistro.com

 

Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19

 

MOVIE: The Swell Season 11/18 @ 1PM & 8 PM;

 

11/19 at 8 PM t

 

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669.

 

Advance online $5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $5.00 at the door. “A poignant

 

commentary on the uneasy commingling of love and fame… Shot in simmering black and white,

 

the images swaddle the story in retro glamour as wistful as Ms. Irglova’s voice.”

 

NY Times

 

Friday, November 18

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Popular local ensemble, Joanne Perry & the

 

Unstoppables to perform at Creekside Café, 35 Fennell St. The Unstoppables repertoire includes

 

eclectic acoustic covers of pop, folk, jazz & rock songs as well as original tunes by Perry, Ramsay

 

& Roe. No cover charge. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, November 19

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 Edgy Folk will perform in the Creekside Café, 35

 

Fennell St. Edgy Folk transformed the former duo Peterson and Dennihy into a band with

 

creative edge and energy. They capture a unique sound from their original music based on

 

polished songwriting, to the creative cover songs they perform with heart and groove. Jon

 

Peterson and Donna Dennihy combine acoustic based sound with inspiring harmony. Join us for

 

a relaxing evening of music you won’t forget. (315) 685- 0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Saturday, November 19

 

MUSIC: 1:00 PM Join Creekside, 35 Fennell St., for a fun and

 

interactive music event for children and families. Mr. Songflower will host a full hour of

 

interactive music for children. We’ll have songs, dancing, and prizes. The program helps to

 

instill a love of music in kids of all ages. This is one event you won’t want to miss. The event is

 

free and open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Sunday, November 20

 

MUSIC: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.

 

(315) 685- 0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Tuesday, November 22

 

HISTORY: 7:30 PM Ruth Hotaling will be the guest speaker at the

 

Skaneateles Historical Society’s

 

monthly program. Ruth will talk about Lincoln, his

 

connections to New York State, and his family. She will include a power point presentation

 

showing Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL, and the Washington, D.C. memorial as well as

 

showing Lincoln memorabilia she has collected. Our meetings are held at

 

The Museum at The

 

Creamery

 

, 28 Hannum St, and all are welcome to come learn more about Lincoln and to see

 

our newly expanded museum and gift shop. (315) 685-1360

 

Tuesday, November 22

 

BAH: Dickens Sponsor Kick off at M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

sponsored by Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub, wine by Anyela’s

 

Vineyards, scones by Grammies Pantry.

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

 

Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Thursday, November 24

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Thursday, November 24

 

OPEN MIC: Open Mic w/ Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside

 

Coffeehouse

 

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

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at The Springside

 

Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. From 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM listen to Sarah Horner & Greg Carroll. For

 

dinner reservations call (315) 252-VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Wednesday, November 23

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM A night of music from

 

singer/songwriter/guitarists Dusty, Loren and friends! Auburn Public Theater 8 Exchange Street

 

at Genesee Downtown, Auburn TICKETS: $12 Regular, 10% Discount for APT Members Tickets

 

can be purchased through the Box Office (315) 253-6669 or online at

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org

 

Tuesday, November 29

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hospice of the Finger

 

Lakes will hold a Volunteer Open House at the Hospice Office, 1130 Corporate Dr. in Auburn.

 

Complete details are listed under the Volunteer Opportunities section of this newsletter.

 

Wednesday, November 30

 

Tonight and every Wednesday entertainment at The Springside

 

Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. From 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM listen to Honky Tonk Hindooz. For dinner

 

reservations call (315) 252-VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, December 1

 

WINE TASTING: Second in a series of wine tasting. 7:00 PM upstairs in

 

Library Hall,

 

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St Space is limited, reservations required.

 

(315) 685-5135 or

 

help@skaneateleslibrary.org Next wine tasting Thursday, January 19th. 7:00

 

PM

 

Friday, December 2 First Friday Art Night in Skaneateles!

 

Local Art Galleries extend their

 

hours for the First Friday of each month May – December. Galleries open 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

(unless otherwise noted). Featuring artist openings, demonstrations, entertainment & light

 

refreshments.

 

 

Annual Holiday Sale at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. 20% off Bookstore

 

Merchandise. Coffeehouse entertainment by Stevie Tombstone. (315) 685-0379.

 

 

Expressions of Joy: Annual Holiday Show 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee

 

St. Entertainment by Christopher Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp. Wine tasting by

 

Giancarelli Winery. Meet the artists and enjoy First Friday in Skaneateles. Gallery 54

 

specializes in fine art and craft created by CNY artists. Visit www.gallery54cny.com. Mon-

 

Thurs. 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat 10-5, and Sun 11-5. (315) 685-5470

 

 

Join Snake Oil Glassworks 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM As the winter season sneaks up on us,

 

the glass blowers at Snake Oil Glassworks have decided to make fir trees. Come enjoy

 

glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 or

 

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

 

 

.

 

 

“Gifted” is a unique holiday collection from Central New York and Finger Lakes artists

 

represented at

 

Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under the Stone, 3 Fennell St (lower level).

 

Join them at a pre-holiday First Friday Art Night get-together and select a unique, original

 

item for that discerning person on your shopping list. Visit with the artists and check the

 

“Demos at Dickens” Schedule to see when your favorite artist will be showing how they

 

create their special items. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

www.skaneatelesartisans.com (315) 685-

 

8580

 

Friday, December 2

 

“Skaneateles Sings” (formerly Locals Night). Sponsored by KeyBank and

 

the

 

Skaneateles Journal. “The Majic of dickens Christmas.” Father Christmas and Mother

 

Goose greet the children at the Skaneateles Library starting at 6 PM (bring your camera).

 

Dedication of the crèche 6:30 PM ourside the library, candle lit caroling with the Dickens

 

characters, and lighting of the Gazebo tree. Open house at Skaneateles Area Merchants. Stores

 

open until 8:00 PM. Refreshements, magic show, caroling and a gift from KeyBank for the

 

children at the United Methodist Church immediately following the tree lighting. (315) 685-

 

0552. Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber and Garden Club

 

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3

 

MOVIE: “Another Earth” 12/2 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 12/3 at 8

 

PM t

 

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

 

$5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $5.00 advance or $6.00 at the door.

 

Sunday, December 4

 

OPEN HOUSE: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Skaneateles Historical

 

Society’s

 

annual holiday Open House at The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. In addition to

 

the traditional holiday decorations, refreshments, and Dickens characters, we will also be

 

celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Skaneateles Historical Society. Be sure to

 

drop in for all the festivities and special refreshments for our 50th anniversary. The gift shop will

 

be open with many Skaneateles and History related items. (315) 685-1360

 

ALL ABOUT DICKENS:

 

Thank you

 

Mirbeau Inn and Spa our presenting sponsor and to all of our business community

 

for your support and sponsorship!

 

Eagle Newspapers

 

and the Skaneateles Chamber are teaming up for a special shopping day

 

in Skaneateles on December 8

 

th from 10 AM – 8 PM (this replaces Ladies & Gents Night). As a

 

merchant or restaurant we are asking you to come up with some sort of special, create a coupon

 

and advertise it in the 7 community Eagle Newspapers on November 30

 

th. The Chamber will

 

promote the shopping day so please let us know what you will be doing. Raffle baskets and

 

drink tickets will be provided. If you would like to donate contact Sue at

 

sdove@skaneateles.com

 

 

. If you would like to advertise contact Sharon at the Skaneateles Press

 

Come on out and help decorate the Gazebo with lights & garland. November 18

 

th at 2:00 PM.

 

Dickens Sponsor Kick off at

 

M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, November 22 sponsored by

 

Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub and wine by Anyela’s Vineyards.

 

Coloring Contest for Kids ages 12 and under sponsored by

 

KeyBank and the Skaneateles

 

Journal

 

. Watch for the coloring page in the Skaneateles Journal the week of November 14th or

 

you can pick a contest form up at the Chamber, 22 Jordan St. Winners will be announced at

 

Skaneateles Sings, December 2nd at the dedication of the crèche and the lighting of the Gazebo

 

tree. Meet outside the library at 6:30 pm for the start of this great family night in Skaneateles!

 

World’s Smallest Parade begins at Noon November 25

 

th at the old Firehouse on Fennell St, proceeds

 

east, turns right on Jordan, right on Genesee and ends at the

 

Sherwood House for the Opening

 

of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles! World’s Smallest Christmas parade is sponsored by

 

Skaneateles Town Square.

 

Egg Nog every Saturday at Dr. Rob’s building, 42 E. Genesee St. Served by the Girl Scouts and

 

donated by

 

Skaneateles Byrne Dairy.

 

During the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles the artists at

 

Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under

 

the Stone, 3 Fennell St., lower entrance will be demonstrating how they create their beautiful

 

one of a kind pieces. Stop in and talk with the artist each weekend during Dickens. (315) 685-

 

8580. First demo Saturday, November 26 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Linda Bishop-Surbeck will

 

demonstrate spinning and weaving.

 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

SAVE THE DATE…..

 

Chamber Holiday Party

 

Wednesday, December 14 at the Sherwood Inn. Watch the mail for

 

your invitation.

 

Muldoon Dry Cleaners

 

located at 22 Jordan Street, Skaneateles is now open Monday – Friday

 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – Noon (315) 554-8024

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS…………….

 

Skaneateles Press

 

will be delivered to every household starting Wednesday, November 16th!!!

 

Let the community know who you are by placing an ad with the great pricing offered. Pricing is

 

available now through the end of the year. Consistency is the key to be recognized. This is the

 

time to place an ad for 2 – 4 weeks with tremendous savings!!! For advertising rates and to

 

place your ad contact

 

swaskiewicz@eaglenewsonline.com or 434-8889 ext 317

 

ECHO off the Lake

 

is closing Nov 26th. There is a lot to sell at some great prices, heck people

 

are still bringing in things…”sell these in the next 3 weeks”! Not only the Women’s & Men’s

 

clothing, accessories & footwear remain to sell, but we will be selling fixtures, hangers, steamer,

 

cashbox, etc. Stop in at One Studio Place (behind Doug’s Fish Fry) and pick up some last minute

 

articles at great prices! (315) 685-9465.

 

Beginning December 1 through December 28.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop

 

Hill Rd, Marcellus will hold a sale in the Gift Shop. Enjoy a 10% discount on quality merchandise

 

in the gift shop. Discount is on top of the regular member discount—join today and save 20%!

 

Rain barrels are excluded from the sale, but are available with orders delivered by December 23.

 

Hours: M-F 9 AM – 4 PM; Sat 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed Sunday. (315) 673-1350.

 

Joelle’s French Bistro

 

is now accepting orders for their Thanksgiving Day, “Take Home

 

Thanksgiving Dinner”. Price: $29.75/person. Visit joellesfrenchbistro.com for the complete

 

menu. Please call by Monday November 21

 

st to place your order. (315) 685-3063.

 

Fleur-de-lis Florist

 

has supplied the wreaths that adorn shops and homes in the Village for

 

over 30 years. It is once again time to place your order for this Holiday season. The wreaths are

 

32” Frazier Fir come with a red plaid bow and are delivered and hung up by Fleur-de-lis Florist.

 

Cost: $39.00. Call Sandra at (315) 685-3484 to place your order.

 

“Let’s Talk Turkey”

 

The

 

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a food drive for the Skaneateles

 

Ecumenical Food Pantry until November 21st. Orange bins have been placed in the chamber,

 

local banks, credit union, and the village and town offices. Please consider bringing nonperishable

 

food, cleaning supplies, or giving a monetary donation. For only $15 the food pantry

 

can purchase a turkey. Please make checks payable to Ecumenical Food Pantry. Please help us

 

fill the bins this holiday season!

 

Support the Middle School PTC in their annual fundraiser Magazine Sale. By making a new

 

magazine purchase or reordering your current magazine subscription, you will support

 

education! Purchases can be made online anytime throughout the year, just use the school code

 

1091256 when placing your online order. For more information, please go to www.qsp.com —

 

> Supporter–> Shop Now–>enter School code 1091256 -or- contact the PTC President,

 

Cristina Pietropaoli at “cristina@victorysportsmedicine@yahoo.com” 246-8742.

 

SAVES

 

kicks off its annual fund campaign, “Coming to The Rescue”. SAVES, founded in 1967, is

 

an independent, nonprofit organization not directly affiliated with the Town or Village of

 

Skaneateles. SAVES is staffed by over 40 trained professionals and volunteers, 12 Paramedics,

 

and a dedicated base of volunteer attendants and drivers. Less than 20% of residents actually

 

contribute to, “Coming to The Rescue.” SAVES is appealing to the entire community to join the

 

campaign. Visit

 

www.savesambulance.com Please make checks to SAVES and mail to 77 Fennell

 

St.

 

Join in on a Pursa Palooza by donating your new & gently used purses & bags (totes & wallets

 

too!) to benefit Tammy Twitchell Crafts Foundation, Inc. (Tammy Twitchell Crafts provides

 

assistance to families who are affected by Cystic Fibrosis). Donations will be accepted until Nov

 

28

 

th. You can drop your bags off locally to Kathy Palmieri, 12 Goodspeed Place. Questions 685-

 

3917 or

 

krpalmieri@gmail.com

 

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

 

the

 

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.

 

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. Check the website

 

for scheduled events throughout the fall

 

www.baltimorewoods.org or call (315) 673-1350

 

SALES:

 

WHY WAIT for “BLACK FRIDAY?” START YOUR XMAS SHOPPING NOW!

 

NEW HOPE ANTIQUES

 

HOLIDAY SALE Nov. 10th – Nov. 27th Thurs. – Sun., 10am – 5pm (except Thanksgiving)

 

Everything on sale, up to 70 % off! 12 mi S of Skaneateles on W side of lake, Rt 41A, (315)

 

497-2688, newhopeantiques.com (Shop closes for season Nov. 28th)

 

Springside Inn,

 

6141 W. Lake Rd. is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. (315)

 

252-7247 or

 

www.springsideinn.com

 

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.

 

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

 

Hospice of the Finger Lakes will hold a Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, November 29. 4:00 –

 

6:00 PM at the Hospice Office, 1130 Corporate Dr. in Auburn. Volunteers are needed to work

 

with the Hospice team in a variety of areas, including Patient Care, Bereavement, Office

 

Support, Fundraising, and the Hospice Thrift Shop. Hospice of the Finger Lakes is committed to

 

providing quality end-of-life care to patients and their families assisting with the physical,

 

emotional and spiritual needs of those with a life threatening illness in their homes and in health

 

care facilities. The Volunteer Open House will provide individuals with an overview of Hospice,

 

volunteer opportunities and requirements for volunteering. Hospice staff and volunteers will be

 

available to answer questions about the various volunteer roles. If you are interested in

 

attending the Volunteer Open House or need further information, please call 315-255-2733.

 

The Chamber is organizing the bell ringers during Dickens. To volunteer to ring bells for the

 

Salvation Army, please contact the Chamber Office at (315) 685-0552. One hour shifts are

 

available from noon – 4:00 PM on the following days: November 25, 26, 27 and December 3 &

 

4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18. Bell Ringers are also needed on Friday December 2 from 6 – 8 PM and

 

December 24 from Noon – 2 PM.

 

REOCCURING EVENTS:

 

Labor Day – Memorial Day

 

 

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10:00

 

AM – 3:00 PM. Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

 

www.barrowgallery.org.

 

Thru November 18

 

 

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open on Fridays, 1:00

 

PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 –

 

4:00 PM; Dec 19-31 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. Visit the Creamery during their Holiday Open House on Sunday,

 

December 4.

 

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 Saturday

 

 

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-

 

5117.

 

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

 

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011 @ 8:44 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles