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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

…. that the hamlet of Iona, located in the town of Van Buren, was previously named Barns’ Corners (for Phineas Barns, Jr who founded the settlement in 1803).  When the post office was established there in 1816, it was renamed Ionia, after the ancient region on the west coast of Asia Minor (Turkey).  There is also another Ionia, NY located in the town of West Bloomfield, Ontario County.


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Linda Woodrow
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CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
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Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 @ 9:05 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles


The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. In July and August, the office will be open from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday as well.








Wednesday, June 29 – September 4 - The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051

Wednesday June 29 – Sunday, August 21


Wednesday June 29 – Sunday, September 4

- Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals, New York-Penn League. 7PM start, Sun. 6PM, $. www.auburndoubledays.com (315) 255-2489

Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 17

- Lake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown, lake, rainbow or steelhead trout & walleye. Prizes, $. www.loc.org (888) 733-5246

Wednesday, June 29

- Last Wednesday Poetry Read – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere, share your work with other poetry lovers and enjoy creative discussion and feedback. Wine/beer cash bar for those with proper I.D. $2 suggested donation at the door. 7:30 PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315)253-6669 Wednesday, June 29 – July 20

– Hairspray – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season. Hairspray takes you to Baltimore in 1962 and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair, a big heart and a big passion to dance. Great music, great dancing, great story; Hairspray has it all. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897

Thursday, June 30

- Country Music at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm (315) 889-5007

Thursday, June 30

– July 3 – Sterling Stage Festival Ameribeat – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. 2nd annual event features a musical stew of world influence and pure American roots. www.sterlingstage.com (818) 212-9489 New York Prints of Mind Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Contemporary Limited Edition Prints. . Curated by Joe Scala, E.D., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Selections from the Universal Limited Art Editions collection. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles


The sales are coming! The sales are coming!
Get a great deal at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival

You know you’ve been waiting for them: the big white tents that each July turn the streets of downtown Skaneateles into a shopper’s paradise.   
They, and the bargains they signify, return July 21-23 for Skaneateles’ annual Curbstone Festival.
The event—featuring more than 30 merchants and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce—runs along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:
• Imagine will offer pottery demonstrations at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, along with 50 percent off select pieces of jewelry, glass, pottery and wood.
• Fleur-de-lis Florist will have an inventory clearance sale, featuring 20 to 50 percent off baskets, ceramics, ribbons, silk flower stems, arrangements, wall décor, home accessories, lamps, plant stands, ceramic jardinieres, tables and cabinets.
• Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off gadgets, acrylic ware and cookware items.
• Gallery 54 will feature Sales and Seconds.
“The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.
“While the sidewalk sales are the draw, the Curbstone Festival is so much more,” she notes. “We have something for everyone—visitors can stroll by the lake or take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, try the village’s fine restaurants, and stay overnight at one of our historic inns or B&Bs. And this year, we’ve expanded the entertainment.”
New this year is live music, with performances by:
• Tom Barnes, noon Thursday outside the Skaneateles Library
• the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo
• the Finger Lakes Wind Quartet, 1 p.m. Saturday on the porch of the Masonic Temple
As in years past, the Jackman Twins will perform magic, juggling and balloon art each day of the festival from noon to 4 p.m.
And Creekside Books & Coffee will host events featuring:
• Allen Morris aka Ace Abbott, author of “The Rogue Aviator,” Thursday at 7 p.m.
• “A Friend for Einstein,” a children’s birthday party with cupcakes, activity sheets, and a miniature horse from Lilac Lane Farm, Saturday at 1 p.m.
• Kinsley Wood, author of “Beneath the Surface, Beneath the Surface,” a love story set in Skaneateles and Steamboat Springs, Colo., incorporating music, Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required for the children’s event; all three events are free.
Along with their favorites, Dove invites shoppers to visit merchants new to the village who will be participating in the festival for the first time—The Irish Store, Thistle Dew Shop and Flora Bella.
“It’s always fun to visit with old and new customers in such a festive atmosphere,” says Joe Panzarella, co-owner of Imagine and chair of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee. “I love seeing longtime customers spot a coveted piece that’s now on sale.”
Visitors can park at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.
For more information on the Curbstone Festival and to sign up for sales specials throughout the year, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 @ 6:47 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles


THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS in Skaneateles

Tuesday, June 28

HISTORY: 7:30 PM at The Creamery. Skaneateles Historical Society’smonthly program will feature a power point presentation covering the elegant world of wooden

boats presented by Dick Sherwood, Past President, Finger Lakes Chapter Antique & Classic Boat

Society (FLACBS). The presentation will feature photos from the Skaneateles Antique & Classic

boat show and the International Boat Show. The FLACBS is and international organization

dedicated to the preservation, restoration & enjoyment of our wooden boat heritage. Visit the

Museum at The Creamery

, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360 Now open Friday & Saturday 1:00– 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 29 & July 6

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.

Wednesday, June 29

TRIVIA NIGHT: Starts at 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.comWednesday, June 29 – July 20

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


Wednesday, June 29

POETRY READING: The last Wednesday of every month features a newevening of poetry reading and discussion.

Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. 7:30 PMFor info contact, Angela Daddabbo at

angela@auburnpublictheater.orgThursday, June 30

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn is pleased to announce theopening of their new Oak & Vine room (renovated tavern). Serving 4:30 PM – 10 PM.

Reservations (315) 252-VINE Great food, Great drink.

Thursday, June 30

BARBEQUE: The Athenaeum of Skaneateles would like to cordially invitemembers of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce to a barbeque 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM. Musical

Guests- Skaneateles Singing Seniors. Please RSVP by June 25

th to Shari Hendersonsonsofhender@hotmail.com

Thursday June 30

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, June 30

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

Friday, July 1

FIRST FRIDAY – Visit these participating First Friday businesses!

Fiber and Ore: New Work by Sharon Bottle Souva and Dana Stenson at Gallery 54through July. Opening reception Friday July 1st from 6 pm- 9 pm. Meet the artists.

Refreshments will be served. Gallery 54 features distinctive fine art and fine craft created

by artists from Central New York. The gallery is located at 54 E. Genesee St, Skaneateles

and open 11-5 Sunday – Friday and 10-5 Saturday. 685-5470 www.gallery54cny.com

Hot glass, cold drinks. Please join Snake Oil Glassworks for their next First Fridayglassblowing event. They will be making pint glasses. Stop in and see how they are made

and if you would like you can have a set made in a specific color for your favorite

beverage. Open from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, light refreshments. Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc.,

4251 Jordan Road, Skaneateles. Questions 315-685-5091.


Paintings by Syracuse artist Emily Elizabeth Jones will be on display at Imagine, 38 E.Genesee St. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by

the Pond Creek Bogstompers. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through

Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to


Come and celebrate with Skaneateles Artisans at their First Friday Art Night celebrationon Friday July 1st from 6-9 p.m. where they will be featuring the works of watercolorist Ed

Levine and beadwork artist Linda Bishop –Surbeck. Light refreshment will be served.

The gallery, located in The Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell St, offers off-street

parking as well as municipal parking, and accepts major credit cards. Visit our website


www.skaneatelesartisans.com. For more information, call 315-685-8580.Other First Friday participating businesses:

Open 6 – 9 PM Creekside Books &Coffee, Finger Lakes Photography, Joe’s Pasta Garage, Rhubarb, The Country Ewe, The

Irish Store, Johnny Angels Restaurant, Sherwood Inn, 1

st National Gifts & Blue Danube,Rhubarb, Barrow Art Gallery and Mid-Lakes Navigation.

Friday, July 1

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Skaneateles Community Band Concert Lakeside in Clift Park.Bring your own chair or blankets. Rain Place: Austin Park Pavilion.

Friday, July 1

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

www.creeksidebook.com FREESaturday, July 2

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

www.creeksidebook.com FREEFriday & Saturday, July 1 & 2

MOVIE: Barneys Version 7/1 @ 1 & 8 PM; 7/2 8 PM at AuburnPublic Theater

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

Friday & Saturday, July 1 & 2

FUNDRAISER: The new condos in the Old Stone Mill onFennell St will be open 1:00 – 4:00 PM for tours for the first time. This is a fund-raising event for


Skaneateles Historical Society; suggested donation is $3.00, so please come and seethese beautiful condos and help the Historical Society at the same time. (315) 685-1360

Friday & Saturday, July 1 & 2

CRUISE: Mail boat cruise begins today! This three hour ride inthe

Barbara S. Wiles around Skaneateles Lake takes you close to the shoreline while crewmembers hand 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)Saturday, July 2

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion 10AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

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

Saturday, July 2

6th annual Run for Hospice. 9 AM Cayuga Street Park, Fair Haven. Proceedsto benefit

Hospice of the Finger Lakes.Saturday, July 2

CEREMONY: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 pm to officially open the longawaitedexpansion of the

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at The Creamery.Come see Lightning #1, on loan from Mystic Seaport, and other wooden boats manufactured by

Skaneateles boat companies, as well as our new, expanded gift shop.


(315) 685-1360.Saturday, July 2

SKARTS in the Park with the Dean Brothers. 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at theSkaneateles Gazebo. FREE.

Sponsored by the Skaneateles Arts Council.Saturday, July 2

OPEN HOUSE: On the Farm Discovery Center Open House. 10 AM – 4 PMProducers of On “The Farm Discovery” educational video series. Visit

www.fesko.com Fun forfamilies with children of all ages.

Sunday, July 3

Owascoman Sprint Triathlon at Emerson Park, Auburn. Race starts at 7:30 AMTo register visit

www.skanraces.comSunday, July 3

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

96 E. Genesee St. 10:30 AMSunday, July 3

Polo Matches at the Skaneateles Polo Grounds on Andrews Rd. 3 PM. Smallparking fee.

Sunday, July 3

BIRTHDAY PARTY: Celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Judge Ben Wiles. Birthdaycake and drawing for $25 gift certificates on all

Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises. In addition, theSkaneateles Lake dinner cruise will be extended an hour (running 6-10 p.m.), so that

passengers can view the flares from the lake.

www.midlakesnav.com (315) 685-8500.Sunday, July 3

Flares around Skaneateles Lake. Starts at DuskTuesday, July 5

CRUISE: Beginning today and every Monday – Saturday you have the uniqueopportunity to cruise Skaneateles Lake on the

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


(see attached schedule for other cruise options).Wednesday, July 6

TRIVIA NIGHT: Starts at 7 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.comWednesday, July 6

2011 Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring the Cayuga Chords – VocalConcert at Noon. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The concerts are free and

open to the public. Donations accepted.

Wednesday, July 6

MUSIC: Barrigar Brothers. Market Street Park in Downtown Auburn.Beginning at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday July 7, 8 & 9

FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the SkaneatelesLibrary

present the annual Library Book Sale at 49 E. Genesee St. on the Lawn. 7/7 6 PM – 9PM; 7/8 9 AM – 9 PM; 7/9 9 AM – 4 PM. Volunteers Wanted! Call 685-5135 or email


Thursday, July 7

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

www.creeksidebooks.com FreeThursday July 7

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.

Friday, July 8

MUSIC: Jon Peterson’s Song Writer’s Night 7:30 – 9:30 PM CreeksideCoffeehouse

, 35 Fennell St. FREE (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.comFriday, July 8

FUNDRAISER: Gold Bug fundraising event at the Skaneateles Library to benefitthe

Barrow Art Gallery. You bring in, or drop off, unwanted, broken, or mismatched pieces ofgold 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! (see more details

under Member Announcements at the end of the calendar listings) 10 AM – Noon or 3 PM – 5PM.

Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9

MOVIE: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his past Lives – Winnerof the Pame d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. 7/8 @ 1 & 8 PM; 7/9 8 PM at

AuburnPublic Theater

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

Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9

ANTIQUES & CRAFTS: Skaneateles United Methodist ChurchAnnual Antique & Craft Show. Held at Austin Park Pavilion. Over 70 antique dealers, local

artisans & craft vendors. Garden café catered by Doug’s, & desserts by Methodist Church

women’s group Hours: Friday – 10 AM – 6 PM; Saturday – 10 AM – 5 PM.

Saturday, July 9

FARMER’S MARKET: Skaneateles Farmers Market. Austin Park Pavilion 10AM – 1 PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range

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

Saturday, July 9

PR: Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS news & syndicated talk radio host,was in Skaneateles on Wed. June 22 for a taping of his travel themed radio show “Peter

Greenberg Worldwide” The 3 hour show will highlight some of the food & travel destinations

that can be found in Central New York. Local listeners can hear the program at 3 PM 7/9 on

Rochester’s WYSL 1040-AM or 7/10 at Noon on Syracuse’s 105.9-FM

Saturday, July 9

MUSIC: Mark Zane & Friends 7:30 – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35Fennell St. FREE (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.comSaturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10 Lockwood Farm’s

4th annual Lavender Festival at 1682West Lake Rd. (approx 7.5 miles south from Rt 20). 9 AM – 5 PM Rain or Shine. Enjoy culinary

delights and the work of local artists. Workshops & demonstrations. Visit


Sunday, July 10

MUSIC: Dick Ward & Carol Bryant. 6:00 – 8:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse,35 Fennell St. FREE (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.comSunday, July 10

Take a four hour excursion aboard the Judge Ben Wiles to the Glen Haven.Enjoy a relaxing cruise all the way to the wooded hills of the south end of Skaneateles Lake.

Reservations required. (315) 685-8500. For more information visit

www.midlakesnav.comSunday, July 10

PR: Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS news & syndicated talk radio host,was in Skaneateles on Wed. July 22 for a taping of his travel themed radio show “Peter

Greenberg Worldwide” The 3 hour show will highlight some of the food & travel destinations

that can be found in Central New York. Local listeners can hear the program at Noon on

Syracuse’s 105.9-FM

Monday, July 11 – September 2

Summer Adventure Day Camp at Baltimore WoodsSend your children ages 4-14 to a camp adventure they’ll remember forever! Hiking and

exploring 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


Monday, July 11

Friends of Dave Pirro Golf & Tennis Tournament at Skaneateles CountryClub

. For more info contact Kim Baldwin (315) 439-2525 or emailfreindsofdavepirro@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 13

2011 Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring John Chapman – PianoConcert at Noon at

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

Friday, 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.


Local artist opens at

Baltimore Woods Beginning Tuesday, July 5 – August 31 In the WeeksArt Gallery

: Watercolors and Photography: ‘Nature As Our Muse’. Exhibition of works by localartists Peggy Manring and Diana Whiting.

Working in the very different media of watercolor and photography, these two artists take us

into the often fascinating and always compelling natural world. The art gallery is open to the

public. Admission and parking are free. The gallery is open during regular business hours, but

scheduled programs may on occasion limit accessibility.

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


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 two days: Friday July 8 – 10am-Noon & 3pm-

5pm 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.


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.


Stroke is the #3 cause of death in US and 80% of All Strokes CAN be Prevented. Life Line

Screening will be providing their affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings for the

Community on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at

St Mary’s of the Lake. Screenings will be offeredthat scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of

stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the

arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and atrial fibrillation or irregular

heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk. 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!!

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.

Laker Leaders Club 10-15 yrs 7/11- 8/25. Mondays & Thursdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm Underthe supervision of Lauren Ciraolo The focus of the Laker Leader initiative will be to

enhance personal growth and social skills. Participants will discover new skills and find

new confidence while having fun! Fee:Skaneateles Y members $80; Public $120 For

more information call (315) 685-2266


Hot trend OPI SHATTERED POLISHES good for pedicures & manicures available at Hairtique.

Picture framing highlights $30.00.

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

www.hairtique-salon-dayspa.com (315) 685-7303$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


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-



Community Preservation Committee at Willard Memorial Chapel

, 17 Nelson Street,Auburn Willard Chapel Seeks Volunteers. Willard Memorial Chapel is currently searching for

interested candidates to become volunteer docents. Tour guide positions are available with

flexible hours. Responsibilities include greeting guests and providing them with the history of

the Auburn Theological Seminary and Willard Chapel as well as occasional light clerical duties.

Information packets and training is provided by the Community Preservation Committee. If you

are interested and have a genuine love for people and history, please contact Marcia Walsh at

(315) 252-0339 for additional information.

Thru July 3

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF the USBC Women’s Bowling Championship.More than 30,000 ladies and their friends and families will be in Syracuse April 7-July 3, 2011.


Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for volunteers to greet our visitors atSyracuse’s Hancock International Airport Shifts are available seven days a week from 9:00 AM -

12:00 AM April 6 – July 3. For more information or to sign up please e-mail Christie Bravos at

cbravos@visitsyracuse.org or call our volunteer hotline at (315) 470-1906. Must be 18 years of

age or older to participate Each volunteer will receive free airport parking and a Bowl Syracuse tshirt


Thru July

- The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at 28Hannum St. is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315) 685-


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 June 30

- Ruth Anne Reagan – Pastels, Paint, and an Eye for Nature On exhibit at theWeeks Art Gallery,

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd. Artworks in variousmedia by artist Ruth Anne Reagan will be on display. The public is invited to a reception for the

artist on Saturday, May 28, from 11am to 1pm. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm,

& Saturday 10am–4pm, closed Sundays. There is no charge for parking and admittance. The

gallery is open to the public.

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



(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 @ 7:44 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles


Welcome to the OwascoMan
Sprint Distance Triathlon

Date: July 3rd, 2011
Starting Time: 7:30am
Location: Emerson Park, Auburn, New York

Online Registration Only
(Race Capacity-600 registrants)
There will be NO day of race entries.

Fees and Tiers:

Sunday Feb 13 -
Sunday April 24
Monday April 25 -
Thursday June 30
July 1st (at packet pickup)
$65.00 $70.00 $75.00

(*Please note: if you are not a USAT member an additional fee will apply.)
All proceeds to support community programs.

Online Registration Closes: Thursday June 30, 2011 (midnight EST)
or when race is sold out

Triathlon Segments
1000-Yard Swim 14-Mile Bike 3.1-Mile Run

Start & Finish: Emerson Park

Course Maps: Click Here

Transition Areas: Transition 1 – TBD, Transition 2 - TBD

Race Description:
Emerson Park’s picturesque Island Park is the perfect setting for this challenging, fun and community-oriented event! The OwascoMan Sprint Triathlon draws many of the area’s finest athletes and also provides an opportunity for the beginning triathletes to “get their feet wet” and experience the excitement of this multi-sport event!  Register now, this event is limited to 600 participants.

This year’s Owascoman Triathlon will have a wave start,
grouped by age group.

Wave assignment will be determined by final race numbers and
distribution of age group athletes.

Swim:  1000 yard swim
Bike: a 14 mile ride along the West side of Owasco Lake
Run: a 3.1 mile run through and around Emerson and Island Parks

Race Packet Pick Up Options:
Picture ID and USAT Card required at registration

Race participants are responsible for picking up their own
Race Packets—No exceptions please.  

Please make sure to bring picture ID and USAT card with you!

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Age Group Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category.

You must be present to receive your awards.
Awards cannot be sent to you – sorry.

Goodie Bags will be given to all participants and include T-shirt, latex swim caps
and other items from our sponsors. 

Parking: Parking will be available at Emerson Park for a $2 fee.

A USAT Sanctioned Event
Annual USAT membership or one-day license required.

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011 @ 4:38 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles