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Cirque Dreams Illumination

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Journey with fascination into the depths of a city that ignites with illumination when Cirque Dreams imagination, suspense and theatrical innovation turns everyday ordinary…into bright and extraordinary! Audiences of all ages will marvel as city dwellers reinvent familiar objects, balance on wires, leap tall buildings and redefine the risks of flight in a story filled with astounding occurrences. One of a kind artists populate the streets of this magical metropolis and breathe energy into its landscape with urban acrobatics and never before seen phenomenal thrills of disbelief.

Date(s):
02/09/2010, 02/10/2010, 02/11/2010

Location:
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters

Time:
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost:
Ticket prices range from $30 – $65

On Center John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theatres
800 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202-3017
T: 315.435.8000
F: 315.435.8099
888.797.6623

http://www.oncenter.org/civic_center/

Oncenter Box Office is located on the State Street side of the War Memorial
315-435-2121

Posted: Sunday, January 31st, 2010 @ 3:01 pm by Curt
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Visit Anyela’s to sample wines in our tasting room. Enjoy a glass or wine on the patio overlooking Skaneateles Lake or in the gazebo. Take some of your favorite wines home. In the meantime, be sure to have some of our wines delivered right to your door or get more information about our tastings and tours.

Upcoming Events
Winter Happenings at the Vineyard

Rose is the January Wine of the Month

Sit by the fire and enjoy our warm Rose with mulled spices! Perfect for a chilly winter day.

Art Exhibit –Feature Artist –Kim McGraw — Birch Trees in Mixed Media– Kim brings a unique style to her paintings, and we are thrilled to have her work available for purchase. www.kimmcgrawgalleries.net

2433 West Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 685-3797
Fax: (315) 685-3751
jim@anyelasvineyards.com

For information about events, please contact patti@anyelasvineyards.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm by Curt
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THE CENTER
1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
P: 315.704.0319
F: 315.704.0160
www.TheCenter4Wellness.com

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Tuesday, Dec 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45.00. This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

SOMA YOGA at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Mondays, Dec. 14th – 28th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 36.00 (For three one-hour sessions). Soma Yoga combines gentle rocking movements with gentle Hatha Yoga stretching to help release stress and tension. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

CORE STABILITY PHYSIO BALL CLASSES at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) with instructor: Dr. Danielle Ryan, Chiropractor. Cost: $36.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop-ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Suggested donation: $10.00. Reservations are required. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place.

AFRICAN HAND DRUM TRAINING WITH JERAMI KIPP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Sunday, Dec 20th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Cost: $25.00 advance registration.
No experience necessary. Some hand drums will be available. Pre-registration is required. Contact 315.704.0319 for more information or visit www.TheCenter4Wellness.com.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL I at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $125.00 includes all materials. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

SOMA YOGA at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Mondays, Jan 4th – 25th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 48.00 (For four one-hour sessions). Soma Yoga combines gentle rocking movements with gentle Hatha Yoga stretching to help release stress and tension. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

CHI YOGA NOSIS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), Tuesdays, Jan. 5 – 26th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 48.00 (For four one-hour sessions).Class combines Tai Chi, gentle yoga and guided visualization. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL II – at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski, Saturday, Jan 9th, 10:00 a.m – 1:00 pm. Cost: $125.00 includes all materials. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Completion of Reiki Certification Level I and pre-registration are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

DE-STRESS WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn), with Connie Heagerty, CHT, instructor, Monday, January 11th 7:00 – 8:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $40.00. This workshop covers techniques for stress management. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 @ 11:18 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Prepares for Another Season of Holiday Magic
Dickens Christmas Opens Nov. 27

Close your eyes and imagine. It’s easy if you try.

The year is 1842.

You’ve just met Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria, strolling the village streets.

They’re accompanied by Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, Fagin, the Cratchits, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and assorted townspeople and street urchins—all delighted to meet you and draw you into their world.

The revels play. Visitors ride by in horse–drawn carriages. And there are free refreshments for all.

In Skaneateles, it’s just a typical holiday weekend.

Dickens Christmas returns for its 16th year the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

The event—produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and presented by Verizon and Skaneateles-area businesses—draws some 20,000 visitors each year to this picturesque Finger Lakes community.

“We invite Dickens fans from near and far to step back in time and join us for a slower-paced, more enjoyable atmosphere, where shopping can still be fun,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Improvisational street theater, live music, and our 70-plus shops and restaurants make for wonderful family memories. A live brass band plays every Saturday on the village streets; a bagpiper or two may be found entertaining on Sundays; and local musical groups share their many talents in that heartwarming Dickens spirit.”

Highlights include:

• The Revels Live—Christmas carol sing-along—2 p.m. every day at the Gazebo. Twelve groups form, each representing one of the 12 days of Christmas. The groups vie for attention, and at the end, Queen Victoria awards a silver teasel to the most spirited performer. Winners have been known to wear their coveted silver teasels throughout the season.

• Free carriage rides around the village, provided by Chariots of Downtown. Rides depart from the Sherwood Inn on Saturdays and Creekside Books & Coffee on Sundays.

• Roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angel’s, donated by P&C Foods and roasted by Mid-Lakes Navigation.

• Cider and donuts at the Skaneateles Hotel.

• Hot chocolate on Saturdays, served by local Girl Scouts, at M&T Bank.

• Magic shows by John Henry Anderson, Wonderful Wizard from the North, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library.

• Scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” acted out on village streets.

Entertainment—and education—provided for and by children

Children who visit can hear holiday stories read by Mother Goose at the Skaneateles Library, or receive treats from Father Christmas on the porch of the Masonic Temple.

But those who join the cast derive so much more.

Scarlett Rat Entertainment, which is committed to artistic growth and community involvement, offers a Dickens Academy, providing workshops for the youth cast and affording them the opportunity to work with successful professionals. The program—which uses improvisational exercises focused on developing a character for an experiential life lesson—aims to Build Character by Building Characters.

Expectations are clearly stated, and each youth participant and his or her parent sign an agreement at the outset of the program.

“Through the Dickens Academy, young people learn to elevate each other and make positive choices,” says Jim Greene, who heads Scarlett Rat. ”We set the bar high, and we expect kids to step up. With this experience come self-awareness, respect for others, and growth and maturity.”

Two graduates of the academy—Lydia Shahan and Gretchen Thomas—are now youth cast captains, assisting the directors during workshops.

“It’s rewarding to watch young people mature and make better choices,” says Greene, who has plans to expand the academy.

Behind the scenes

Dickens Christmas has a cast of about 60 (30 of whom are children). The show comes together in just six rehearsals. “We pack a lot in, and streamline the process of building a character,” says Greene, who also serves as producing director and plays Charles Dickens. “Every actor learns music and uses improvisational techniques to build his character. It helps that many of the actors return year after year.”

Assisting Greene are four associate directors: Maria Wechsler (who plays Queen Victoria and oversees character development), Kelly Stallard (who plays Abigail Fillmore and oversees music), Brian Goldblatt (who plays Fagin and oversees production of the Staves) and Tracey Greene (who oversees costumes).

Father Christmas sponsors are The ADworks, Chariots of Downtown, Johnny Angel’s, KeyBank, M&T Bank, the Sherwood Inn, and the Verizon Small Business Unit.

Media sponsors are News 10 Now, Eagle Newspapers, The Citizen/Skaneateles Journal, The Post-Standard, the Syracuse New Times, WCNY and WRVO.

“Visitors should come ready to have a good time and interact with the characters,” says Greene. “We invite people to experience the magic of Dickens. The real magic is in the interaction, and in the stories that unfold.”

For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call 315-685-0552.

Contact: Sue Dove
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
315-685-0552
sdove@skaneateles.com
http://www.skaneateles.com

Posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm by Curt
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Anyela's Vineyards, Skaneateles New York Finger Lakes Winery

Anyela's Vineyards, Skaneateles New York Finger Lakes Winery

 

The story of Anyela’s Vineyards began three generations ago in Eastern Europe and continues today on the hillside high above Skaneateles Lake. The Nocek family combines its viticultural experience with the cooler climate patterns and fertile soil to grow our select grapes.

Unlike other vineyards along neighboring Finger Lakes, we protect our vines from the cold after the fall harvest. One by one, we carefully remove them from the trellises and bury them in the rich earth to insulate the sensitive primary buds, which eventually become the fruit. In spring, we re-trellis the vine for maximum sun exposure. We also control our grape yield to cultivate the ripest, most flavorful fruit.
 
 Since planting our vineyards in 2001, Anyela’s Vineyards has three vintages in development and continues to grow in reputation as a vintner of exclusive wines for every occasion.

We welcome your inquires about our wines, winery, and events by e-mail, phone, or mail.

2433 West Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 685-3797
Fax: (315) 685-3751
jim@anyelasvineyards.com

Posted: Monday, October 19th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm by Curt
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