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Sales galore at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival,  July 16-18, 2009

What would you like to get a great deal on?

Jewelry? Handbags? Holiday cards? Decorative accessories? Cooking utensils? Men’s and women’s clothing? Krinkles by Patience Brewster?
 
They’ll all be available, along with much more, at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival, July 16-18. The sidewalk sales along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets run Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New this year will be stepped-up activity on Fennell Street: Creekside Books & Coffee, Skaneateles Artisans and Skaneateles Town Square will sport tents; Creekside will provide complimentary refreshments from the coffeehouse; and Skaneateles Town Square will host demonstrations and a hot-dog stand.

Additionally, restaurants—including the Bluewater Grill, Johnny Angel’s and Doug’s Fish Fry—will offer food specials, and Anyela’s Vineyards will get into the act (at their winery, on West Lake Road).

The family-friendly event offers entertainment, too. The Jackman Twins will roam the streets each day from noon to 4 p.m., creating balloon hats and animals, juggling, and performing magic tricks. On Friday, the Skaneateles Community Band will play at the Gazebo, starting at 7:30 p.m.

But the main draw, as always, will be the bargains under the big white tents.

For more than 30 years, they have attracted thousands of visitors to the lakeside village.

“We get visitors from all over. Families plan their summer vacations around this event,” says Candace Searing of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “Many see it as an opportunity to begin their Christmas shopping early.”

“It’s a big local event, too,” says Karen Foltz, owner of Pomodoro and Pomodoro, Too. “I have regular customers who never miss it.”

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 or other events taking place in Skaneateles this summer, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm by Curt
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harvest-fest

Harvest Festival
October 11th & 12th 2008
King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd.
King Ferry, NY 13081
315-364-5100
800-439-5271
contact@treleavenwines.com
www.treleavenwines.com

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Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2008 @ 9:13 am by Curt
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2008 Original Short Play Festival at Auburn Public Theater

2nd Stage Original Play Festival opens!
 
2008 Original Short Play Festival at Auburn Public Theater
 
Auburn Players Community Theatre 2nd Stage announces the 2008 Original Short Play Festival premiere, Friday, September 26thAdditional performances: Sep 27, 28 & Oct 3, 4, 5. Fri & Sat performances at 8pm and Sunday Matinees at 2

Five plays comprise the 2008 “Original Short Play Festival” produced by the Second Stage wing of the Auburn Players Community Theatre, Inc.
The first play in the Festival will be “Promises to Keep” by first-time playwright/actor Marcus Brumberger of Auburn. His work is a tribute to his mother and all mothers who give their children ‘roots and wings’.
The next play will be by Linda Rohrig of Manlius. She earns her living as a computer tech and spends her free time creatively answering the question, “what if?” In her first play, “Transitions”, soldiers face the reality of war and redemption.
Geneva playwright Kathryn White draws on her reading and experience as a tour guide at Rose Hill Mansion to write about spiritualists and séances in the 1860s in “Medium”, the third play of the program.
Next, the Auburn Players Second Stage will be premiering George Freek’s latest short play “After Godot”. George lives in Belvidere, Illinois and has had his plays produced by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the West Coast Ensemble in LA, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, the 13th Street Theater in New York, and the Vortex Theatre in Austin and overseas.
Rounding out the Festival is “Shopping Spree” by Sarasota, Florida playwright Maureen Martin. This play was inspired by all the people who need to buy everything on their shopping lists. Maureen’s plays have been produced as off-Broadway, regional, and
syndicated radio productions. She has also worked in broadcast and stage production and as a theatre critic and columnist.

The Festival will be held at the Auburn Public Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays, September 26, 27, and October 3, 4, at 8pm and on Sundays, September 28, and October 5, at 2pm at the Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. in Downtown Auburn. Tickets are $10. This festival has adult themes and is not recommended for children. Reservations may be made by calling 315-258-8275. For more information contact Bourke Kennedy at 315-253-4315

2008 Play Festival Plays and Cast:

Promises to Keep by Marcus Brumberger

Edith………………………………Patty Fisher
Carol………………………………Isabelle Klima
Margaret………………………… Bourke Kennedy

Transitions by Linda Rohrig

Fred……………………………….Jason Manning
Jackson…………………………..Marcus Brumberger

Medium by Kathryn White

Mrs. Fearing………………………Isabelle Klima
Mr. Fearing………………………..Andrew Tubiolo
Mrs. Axson…………………………Patty Fisher
Mary………………………………….Christina House

After Godot by George Freek

Vladimir……………………………Tom Hoey
Estragon…………………………..Andrew Tubiolo
Lucky……………………………….Patty Fisher

Shopping Spree by Maureen A. Martin

Saleslady………………………….Patty Fisher
Shopping Lady…………………..Christina House
Model………………………………Jason Manning
 
 
 

Posted: Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm by Curt
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CNY Wine & Chocolate FestivalNovember 29  2008
CNY Wine & Chocolate Festival 
Hours: Session 1 from 1:00-4:00pm, Session 2 from 5:00-8:00pm
Description: Enjoy wine samples from a wide variety of Finger Lakes region wineries, and indulge your tastebuds with fine chocolate, cheeses and other gourmet delights. You will be tempted with spa services, fine jewelry, items for your home and much more. Everyone gets a free wine glass with a paid admission! Save money! Buy your tickets online now for a special advance price, and avoid lines at the box office!
 
Website: cnywineandchocolate.com
Price: Per session: Adults $20.00, Designated drivers & children $10.00
 
Building: Horticulture Building 
Phone:  315-471-9597
New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm by Curt
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Starts:  10/11/2008  Ends: 10/12/2008
Event:     LaFayette Apple Festival
Location:  LaFayette Apple Festival Grounds, Route 20 and Tully Farms Road, none
For More Info:  800-234-4797      Website:  www.LafayetteAppleFest.org
The LaFayette area has long been recognized as one of the primary apple producing regions of Upstate New York. Its rural atmosphere, rolling hills, and beautiful fall foliage make LaFayette a wonderful setting for one of the northeast’s premier arts and crafts show. We celebrate this year by bringing you more crafters than ever before, over 500, and by making numerous improvements to the grounds themselves.

The high quality of the exhibitors, uniqueness of products offered, and diversity make the Apple Fest a hit for everyone! Visitors attend every year from all parts of New York and even New England, while crafters and artisans from numerous states display their wares. This small community has grown accustomed to having 90,000 visitors every Columbus Day weekend.

In addition to the crafts, the Apple Fest also presents many special events and daily features. View some of the most original scarecrows you’ll ever see at the Scarecrow Contest. The Apple Queen and Apple Pie competitions are always a hit among the towns people.

Posted: Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 1:14 pm by Curt
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