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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)Wednesday, June 29 – July 20

THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents“Hairspray” Emerson Park, Rt. 38A, Auburn. For tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online

www.merry-go-round.com

Monday, July 11 – September 2

KIDS CAMP: Summer Adventure Day Camp at BaltimoreWoods

Send your children ages 4-14 to a camp adventure they’ll remember forever! Hiking andexploring 182 acres of woods including streams, ponds and meadows. Experienced certified

counselors help your children learn about nature through hands-on, minds-on activities while

they play outdoors. Before and after care available. FMI including registration packets, visit

www.baltimorewoods.org

Wednesday, July 13 & 20

THRIFT SHOP: Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in WillardChapel

,17 Nelson St., room #7. Open Noon – 4 PM. The shop also accepts donations duringthese 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.

Wednesday, July 13

MUSIC: 2011 Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring pianist JohnChapman. John is originally from Watkins Glen and has toured with musical groups in North

America, South America and Europe. John’s concert will consist of American classic standards

and several original compositions.the Cayuga Chords – Vocal Concert at Noon.

WillardMemorial Chapel

, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The concerts are free and open to the public.Donations accepted.

Wednesday, July 13

TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM Adults starts at 7:00 PMCreekside Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, July 13 – August 6

THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents “Cookingwith the Calamari Sisters” at

Auburn Public Theater at Genesee & Exchange Streets, Auburn.For tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online

www.merry-go-round.comWednesday, July 13

Life Line Screening will be providing their affordable, non-invasive,painless health screenings for the Community at

St Mary’s of the Lake. Screenings will beoffered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, abdominal aortic

aneurysms, hardening of the arteries in the legs, and atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat.

Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four

ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-

888-653-6441 to pre-register. 8 – 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL

Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!

Thursday July 14

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion3:30-6:30 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.

Thursday, July 14 & 21

THRIFT SHOP: Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in WillardChapel

,17 Nelson St., room #7. Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts donations duringthese 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.

Thursday, July 14

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.(315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Thursday, July 14

HOLIDAY: The day of the French Revolution. Celebrate at Joelle’sFrench Bistro

, 4423 State St. Rd. The evening will consist of dancing with Pinky, a huge bonfire, Grilling outside, fresh herbs from Joelle’s garden, monster of a margarita cocktail machine.

Revolution attire if possible! Reservations a must please call (315) 685-3063

www.joellesfrenchbistro.com

Friday, July 15

BOAT CRUISE: Take a full moon cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles for anevening cruise. Cruise starts at 9:30 PM. $12.00/adults; $8.00/child. Gratuity included. No

reservations. Tickets available at 11 Jordan St. beginning at 9:00 AM day of cruise (315) 685-

8500. For more information visit

www.midlakesnav.comFriday, July 15

FUNDRAISER: Gold Bug fundraising event at the Skaneateles Library tobenefit the

Barrow Art Gallery. You bring in, or drop off, unwanted, broken, or mismatchedpieces of gold or platinum jewelry. This can include chains, rings, earrings, gold fillings, watches,

etc. The piece is tested for its carat and weight and you are issued a check on the spot! (more

details under Member Announcements at the end of the calendar listings) 10 AM – Noon or 3 PM

– 5PM.

Friday, July 15

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Dan Bliss. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.(315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebook.com FREESaturday, July 16

KID’s ACTIVITY: 11th annual fishing derby at the Skaneateles conservationarea! 9:00 AM – Noon Open to children ages 3 thru 15. Free Conservation catch & release pond

is located ¼ mile east of the Town transfer station on Old Seneca Turnpike. Trophies awarded in

each age group. Gifts to 1

st 100 entrants. Same derby that was originally scheduled for July23

rd.Saturday, July 16

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Happy 15th Anniversary Hairtique! Back by populardemand $1.00 per minute chair massages

Hairtique Salon & Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St..Open Tues – Sat.

www.hairtique-salon-dayspa.com (315) 685-7303.Saturday, July 16

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion10 AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.

Saturday, July 16

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Woodstone Creekside Books & Coffee, 35Fennell St. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebook.com FREESunday, July 17

CHURCH SERVICE: Lakeside Service in the park located next to St. JamesChurch,

96 E. Genesee St. 10:30 AMWednesday, July 20

MUSIC: 2011 Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring Marissa Rescott,Selina Rescott and Mary Doyle performing a piano/flute/vocal concert. A variety of genres will

be offered. Noon at

Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The concerts are freeand open to the public. Donations accepted.

Wednesday, July 20

COOKING CLASS: The Wine Club at Mirbeau presents Cocktail PartyCooking Class. Chef Steve will show you prepared-ahead classic comfort hors d’ oeuvres along

with their modern versions. 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Price $40/Public; $20/Spa Members, FREE Estate &

Wine Club Members. Price includes class, supplies (if interactive), meal (if classroom style), all

tasting wines. To register and more info (315) 685-5006

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 21, 22 & 23

FESTIVAL: Annual Curbstone Festival &Sidewalk Sales sponsored by the

Skaneateles Chamber. Special discounts, Live music at theSkaneateles Library on Thurs. 7/21featuring Tom Barnes Noon – 2 PM; Live music at the

Masonic Temple on Sat. 7/23 featuring the Finger Lakes Wind Quintet 1:00 – 3 PM . Jackman

Twins magic & balloon art Noon – 4 PM each day. Hours: 7/21 & 7/22 9 AM – 8 PM; 7/23 9 AM

– 5 PM.

Thursday, July 21

AUTHOR: 7:00 PM Author Michael E. McCarthy, “From Cork to the NewWorld, A Journey for Survival”. Sponsored by the Rochester & CNY Irish American Cultural

Institute. McCarthy chronicles his family’s struggle to travel to Canada as part of the “Robinson

Settlement Project” in the early 19th Century. Book signing by Creekside Books at the

Skaneateles Community Center, 97 State Street, $5 Donation. Questions (315) 685-0379

Thursday, July 21

AUTHOR 6:30 PM – Author Allen Morris aka Ace Abbot, The Rogue Aviator,Creekside Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell Street Free. (315) 685-0379Thursday, July 21

WOMEN’S EVENT: Women TIES Syracuse Luncheon “Let’s Really TalkMoney – Tips to Prosper Women Entrepreneurs” Justin’s Grill, 11:30 AM – 2 PM $29/person.

Registration requested by July 17

th. “This special summer program is meant to gather womenentrepreneurs together for a conversation on money. Enjoy a candid dialog with local financial

experts Michelle Shauger and Allison Haslam of Primerica, two long standing and trusted Women

TIES members, regarding money matters to help you strategically gain control of your business

and personal finances.” Register at

http://womenties.com/events.cfm#Event176Friday, July 22

MUSIC: 7:00 PM The Community Preservation Committee will sponsor a pianoconcert. Professional pianists Mikiko Petrucelli and Eri Iwasa will perform at Willard Memorial

Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Donations $10.00/person. Doors open at 6:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, July 22 & 23

MOVIE: The Illusionist 7/22 @ 1 & 8 PM; 7/23 8 PM atAuburn Public Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $4.00/personwww.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, July 23

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion10 AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.

Saturday, July 23

Jumble Sale Postponed until August 27th same great sale just a differentdate!

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St., (315) 685-7600.Saturday, July 23

CHILDREN’S EVENT: 1:00 PM “A Friend for Einstein” storytime and meet areal miniature horse! Call ahead to register.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell StreetFree. (315) 685-0379

Saturday, July 23

– AUTHOR/MUSICIAN: 6:30 PM Local Author/Musician Kinsley Wood,discussed new book, Beneath the Surface, and performs a concert of his music inspired by the

book.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell Street, Free. (315) 685-0379Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24

YARD SALE: New Hope Antiques Charity Yard Sale 10:00AM – 5:00 PM Lots of vendors, & merchandise at great prices! Free admission. Food available.

Fun for the whole family! Vendor set up fees donated to local SPCAs.

New Hope Antiques, 12mi S. of Skaneateles, Rte 41A, West side of Lake, (315) 497-2688 or

www.newhopeantiques.com

Sunday, July 24

Borodino Pancake Breakfast, 2500 Nunnery Rd 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 5 andunder free; 6-12 years $4.00; Adults $6.00; Seniors $5.00

Wednesday, July 27

CHILDREN’S EVENT: 11:00 AM Author Cynthia King, “Habitat Spy”features Fun Activities involving outdoor habitats.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 FennellStreet Free. (315) 685-0379

Wednesday, July 27

MUSIC: 2011 Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring A variety ofgenres will be offered. Sandy McNabb playing the Chapel’s Historic Steere & Turner tracker

organ. Noon at

Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The concerts are free andopen to the public. Donations accepted.

Wednesday, July 27 – August 17

Merry-Go-Round Playouse presents “42nd Street” EmersonPark, Rt. 38A, Auburn For tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online at

www.merry-go-round.comWednesday, July 27 & August 3

THRIFT SHOP: Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located inWillard Chapel

,17 Nelson St., room #7. Open Noon – 4 PM. The shop also accepts donationsduring 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.

Thursday, July 28

POET/AUTHOR 6:30 PM Poet/Author mark Povinelli, “Hunting for BoxTurtles”.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell Street Free. (315) 685-0379Thursday, July 28

THEATER: Merry Go Round Playhouse youth theater brings Aladdin toSkaneateles. On Thursday the performance will be held in Austin Park at 11:00 AM and on

August 3 in the Skaneateles Library at 2:30 PM. FREE For additional information & locations visit

www.merry-go-round.com

Thursday July 28

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion3:30-6:30 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, flowers, etc.

Thursday, July 28 & August 4

THRIFT SHOP: Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located inWillard Chapel

,17 Nelson St., room #7. Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts donationsduring 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.

Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30

MOVIE: Budrus 7/29 @ 1 & 8 PM; 7/30 8 PM at AuburnPublic Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $4.00/personwww.auburnpublictheater.org

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 29, 30 & 31

EVENT: 33rd annual Skaneateles Antique &Classic Boat Show

in Clift Park. Show opens Friday at 3 PM – Dusk; Saturday at 9 AM – Dusk &Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM. Entertainment each day in the park (see show program available at the

show). Boat Parade Sat at 3 PM. (315) 685-0552.

www.skaneateles.comSaturday, July 30

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion10 AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.

Saturday, July 30

AUTHOR: The iconic and beloved singer/songwriter and author will meet thepublic earlier in the day for a free “Conversations with Judy” from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the

Skaneateles Library. Collins will have a book-signing for her book, “Singing Lessons.” Her CD

“Paradise” will also be for sale. Sponsored by the

Skaneateles Arts Council.Saturday, July 30

MUSIC: Skaneateles Area Arts Council SKARTS annual fundraiser featuringJudy Collins at Stella Maris Retreat Center The seventh annual event, “Summer Cabaret with

Judy Collins,” will support the Arts Council’s cultural events and community grants program.

visit

www.skarts.org for ticket information.Saturday, July 30

FUNDRAISER: Pulled Pork Picnic at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 37 W.Genesee St. Pulled pork on a bun, german potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans & beverage will

be served from noon until gone. Suggested minimum donation is $8.00/person.

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31

FUNDRAISER: Historical Village Tours sponsored by theSkaneateles Historical Society

. One hour long guided tours leave the gazebo at 11:00 AM &12:30 PM $10.00/person to benefit the Historical Society. Advance sale tickets available at the

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St. (315) 685-0552

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31

GARAGE SALE: 50 mile garage sale, Rt 90 from Montezumato Homer. (800) 499-9615.

Sunday, July 31

FESTIVAL: Rhythm, Blues, BBQ on the west lawn of the Sherwood Inn, 26W. Genesee St. 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Entertainment by Tuff Luck, Mere Mortals, The Joe Whiting

Band. Menu: Beer, wine, pulled bbq pork, bbq ribs, bbq beans, coleslaw, salt potatoes,

hamburgs, hotdogs & Seafood raw bar.

Thursday, July 28

THEATER: Merry Go Round Playhouse youth theater brings Aladdin toSkaneateles. On Thursday the performance will be held in Austin Park at 11:00 AM and on

August 3 in the Skaneateles Library at 2:30 PM. FREE For additional information & locations visit

www.merry-go-round.com

Monday – Friday, August 8 – 12

MUSIC: Skaneateles Festival “world class music by thelake” MUSIC BLAST Mini-Concerts. Check out

www.skanfest.org, QR Code, Facebook or Twitterevery morning to find out the time and place for that day’s blast.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Hospice of the Finger Lakes

extends hours for the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located at17 Nelson Street in Room #7 of the Willard Chapel. The shop is open on Wednesday 12:00-

4:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am-2:00 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.

Since August 1 2011 -

The Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center has increased its classofferings from 32 to 50 classes, a 36% increase….The Skaneateles YMCA is continually adding

new classes to fit EVERY members needs and fitness goals.

Springside Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn is pleased to announce the opening of their newOak & Vine room (renovated tavern). Serving 4:30 PM – 10 PM. Reservations (315) 252-VINE

Great food, Great drink.

Summer schedule for

St. Mary’s of the Lake – Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM and SundayMasses: 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.

Here’s a great chance to make some fast cash for your self and do a good deed at the same

time!

The Barrow Gallery is having a “Gold Bug” event as a fund raiser.It works like this….you bring in, or drop off, unwanted, broken, or mismatched pieces of gold or platinum

jewelry. This can include chains, rings, earrings, gold fillings, watches, etc. The piece is tested for its carat

and weight and you are issued a check on the spot! On top of that the Gallery will be given an

ADDITIONAL 10% of that value. This is not out of your pocket but in addition to that. Win Win Win Win

Win!!!! The price of gold has never been higher and you would be surprised by what that little old ankle

bracelet might be worth! Dig through that old box in the closet, dig out your husband’s class ring (those

clunky old relics are very heavy and bring BIG money), find a purpose for that singleton earring and go

home with some fun money! The attached flier explains it all in detail.

The appraiser will be at the gallery on: Friday July 15 10am-Noon and 3pm-5pm

If you cannot be there in person, drop of your goodies and they’ll be placed in a zip lock bag with your

name, address and phone number. We will notify you of the value and you can determine if you want to

sell. A check will be mailed to you that day.

Save Ontario Shipwrecks Nautical Archaeology Society NAS Introduction & Part I Certification

Course. August 5 – August 7 at the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center; Open water dive in

Skaneateles Lake. $250/person. Divers & non-divers welcome. Divers must be at least open

water certified. Bring your own gear. A certified dive master and a safety diver will be at the

site during Sunday’s open water dives. For more info, contact Sue Blakney, Pat Metcalf, Janet

Marsden or any ASDA officer. NAS:

www.nauticalararchaeologysociety.org; SOS:www.saveontarioshipwrecks.on.ca

; OUC: www.underwatercouncil.com; ASDA:www.auburnskindivers.org

Lockwood Lavender Farms

, Lavender Market and U Pick Lavender are now open on Saturdaysand Sundays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM or by appointment. Located 6.7 miles south on (Rt 41A) West

Lake Rd. visit them online at

www.lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com (315) 685-5369The

UPS STORE on Fennell Street wants to remind all Chamber Members that they will do FREEpick 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 stillgrowing!

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 100

th Birthday Party Celebration! Music, Balloons &Birthday Cake! Entertainment. Old fashioned games and prizes for the kids! 1947 John Deere

tractor on display. (315) 677-5105

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108Hours: 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

The Auburn & Cortland YMCA’s sponsored Bon ton Roulet, will end its 7 day voyage throughout

the Finger Lakes in Skaneateles on July 29. The

Skaneateles YMCA & Community Centerwill host the group of 650 bike riders who will be here to enjoy our town on both Friday evening

and Saturday.

Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center

offers programs for people of all ages. Some oftheir upcoming programs are listed below. For more information contact the Skaneateles Y at

(315) 685-2266.

10 weeks sign up for one week or all summer the Skaneateles YMCA and CommunityCenter

. Anchors A-Y all day childcare and recreation and Yacht Club wrap around careThemed activities with swimming, skating, science and arts State licensed and inspected

facilities with highly trained staff.

SALES:

Happy 15

th Anniversary Hairtique Salon & Day Spa! Hot Trend Grizzly Rooster feathers atHairtique! Back by popular demand $1.00 per minute Chair massages Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM;

Enjoy

$15 off Simply smooth Keritan treatment. Hairtique Salon & Day Spa, 20 E.Genesee St.. Open Tues – Sat.

www.hairtique-salon-dayspa.com (315) 685-7303.Special weekday rates at

Inn of the Finger Lakes. $89.99 Sunday – Thursday from nowthrough September. Rate includes continental breakfast, buffet and wine & beer reception. For

reservations call (315) 253-5000.

New at

Bijou Hair Salon Feathers, feathers, feathers…We have a waiting list a mile long andare 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 onetoday. Join Johnny Angels on Facebook!

Mirbeau Inn and Spa

is now serving Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm. Buffet itemsinclude: 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 – 1:00pmEnjoy 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. Excellentopportunity 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

REOCCURING EVENTS:

July and 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.orgMemorial 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 Whitingwill be exhibited and for sale and on exhibit at the Weeks Art Gallery,

Baltimore WoodsNature Center

, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd. Artworks in various media by artist Ruth Anne Reagan willbe 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 theunique opportunity to cruise Skaneateles Lake on the

Barbara S. Wiles while crew membershand deliver mail to summer & year round lake residents. 10 AM – 1 PM. (315) 685-0552 or

online at

www.midlakesnav.com (see attached schedule for other cruise options).Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

- Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath atStella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s SupportGroup 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 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, July 12th, 2011 @ 9:03 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 

Skaneateles Hosts Antique and Classic Boat Show—   
Wooden boats and barbershop quartets recall bygone era
 
Among the thousands of visitors to the Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles July 29-31 will be John Howard, of Pendleton, N.Y., who will be judging his 12th show in this Finger Lakes village.
 
Howard, who is head of the judging committee for ACBS (Antique and Classic Boat Society) International, has judged shows for more than a dozen ACBS chapters in the United States and Canada. But the Skaneateles show is one of his favorites.  
 
“The Skaneateles show is extremely well organized and nicely run,” says Howard, one of several judges for the show. “The boats are high quality, and there are a lot of unique boats—like the Penn Yan and the Lightning sailboat—that we don’t usually see outside central New York state.
 
“The Skaneateles show is a pleasure to judge,” he says, noting he looks forward to it all year long. “I really enjoy the people, the setting, the community, even the drive in from western New York.”
 
The show, in Clift Park, features
land and water displays of some 80 antique and classic wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

It is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank.
 
Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the event is handicapped accessible.
 
Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fun for the entire family

“Our Antique and Classic Boat Show has become a tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there truly is something for everyone.”   
 
Activities throughout the weekend include:
 
• a performance by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
 
• a display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
 
• a book-signing by noted boat historian Tony Mollica, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the registration tent. His books, on vintage boats and the Thousand Islands, will be for sale at the Ship’s Store.
 
• an opportunity for children to paint toy wooden boats, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

• guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

• an a cappella performance by The Finger Lakes Chorus, the Geneva, N.Y., chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
 
• the boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday

• a cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, for photographers and spectators, from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. The photo for this year’s boat show poster, by Lisson Photography, was shot at last year’s show during an impromptu photo shoot.

•  a performance by the Soda Ash Six,  noon to 3 p.m. Sunday
 
Throughout the weekend, raffle tickets will be sold for five big-ticket items,
including a framed, three-dimensional water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y., and valued at $1,000. Other prizes are a cocktail cruise for four aboard an antique boat, a dinner cruise for two aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, tickets to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and a framed 2011 boat show poster. Tickets are $5 each, three for $10 or 10 for $20. Tickets can also be purchased prior to the show at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce or Finger Lakes Photography, where the water chart is on display. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the show, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
 
Can’t wait for the show? An antique boat is now on display at M&T Bank in the village. The 1954 Penn Yan Cartop was provided by Moravia resident Dick Curvin.

Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show are Summit Auto, the Sherwood Inn, Lisa’s Chart Art, Delmonico Insurance Agency, Doug’s Fish Fry, Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance, Moro’s Table, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Insurance, Bluewater Grill & Sweetwater Café, cate&sally, Inn at the Finger Lakes, John’s Body Shop, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, the Mandana Inn, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA and Wirth’s Automotive. Media sponsors are Group M Communications, Time Warner Cable, Scotsman Press, the Skaneateles Journal and WRVO-FM.
 
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 @ 5:03 pm by Curt
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Austin Leads ‘Conversations With Judy’

Actress Laura Austin, founder and artistic director of the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, will lead “Conversations with Judy,” an up close and personal discussion with Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins, at the Skaneateles Library from 1 to 3 p.m. July 30. Later in the evening, Collins will perform at a concert at Stella Maris Retreat Center. Both events are sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

During the free public event, Collins will have a book signing for her book, “Singing Lessons,” which includes a musical CD inside. Her CD “Paradise” will also be for sale. In “Singing Lessons,” Collins reflects on her life and career after her son, Clark’s, suicide in 1992 and offers comfort to other survivors of personal tragedies.

The interviewer, Laura Austin, has distinguished herself in the theater and arts. Under her direction, the Redhouse Arts Center has hosted more than 300 events in theater, film, visual art and music. Over the last four seasons, Austin has overseen the production of 16 plays, where she assumed responsibility for casting, commissioning, directing, acting, promoting and fund-raising. Austin’s career has encompassed television and film work in Los Angeles, off-Broadway, and regional theater work throughout the United States and abroad.

The Skaneateles resident has been an adjunct professor of drama in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University and is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. Her extensive study includes work at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Hartford Conservatory, Nikolais Louis Dance Theatre, Second City, Howard Fine Studios and Trinity College, where she earned the President’s Fellowship Award in Theatre and Dance.

SKARTS board member Heather Hawkins is chairing the event. Pre-registration is required; to register, go to http://skarts.org.

About the Skaneateles Area Arts Council

The mission of the Arts Council is to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The Arts Council presents cultural programming and issues community support grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area. Winners of the 2011 Skaneateles Area Arts Council grants are: Auburn Public Theater, Becky Flannigan, Khoros Performing Arts Company for Kids, Joanna Manring’s Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Skaneateles Figure Skating Club, Skaneateles Historical Society and Symphony Syracuse.

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. To contact the Arts Council, call (315) 685-2414.

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 @ 4:54 pm by Curt
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Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 @ 2:03 pm by Curt
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Enjoy Dinner, Sunsets, Sightseeing on the Erie Canal
 
Father Fred Daley, pastor of All Saints Church in Syracuse, was looking to do something special for the church’s teachers of faith formation, to show his appreciation for their work over the past year. So, on June 21, he treated them and their spouses – 21 people in all – to a Mid-Lakes Navigation dinner cruise on the Erie Canal.
 
“The experience was just delightful,” says Kathy Meus, director of faith formation. “We couldn’t have had a better night. It was a great ride down the canal and the Seneca River—it was wonderful to see how the canal is now and appreciate what it was in the past. We saw birds along the shoreline, people waved to us, the narration was great, the staff was friendly and attentive to our needs.”
 
Through Aug. 30, Mid-Lakes Navigation offers a variety of daily cruises on the Erie Canal:
 
• Champagne dinner cruises, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m., $49 adults/$40 children
 
• Dinosaur Bar-B-Que dinner cruises, Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $44 adults/$38 children
 
• Lunch cruises, Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $28 adults/$23 children
 
• Sightseeing cruises, Fridays, 2 to 2:50 p.m., $12 adults/$8 children/$38 family
 
• Cafe brunch cruises, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., $37 adults/$30 children
 
• Pasta dinner cruises, Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m., $35 adults/$25 children
 
All of the daily cruises are on the Emita II, a refitted Casco Bay ferry, and depart from Dutchman’s Landing in Baldwinsville. Mid-Lakes Navigation also offers day trips and two- and three-day cruises that travel the Oswego Canal, the Western Erie Canal, the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and the Eastern Erie Canal.
 
Would Meus take another Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise? “In a heartbeat,” she says. “It was a magical evening.”
 
For more information, go to
http://www.midlakesnav.com or call 315-685-8500.

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 @ 1:55 pm by Curt
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