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Imagine That… Hosts Opening for Betsy Andrus Smith Oct. 2, 2009

Gallery also introduces Trollbeads Empowerment beads in October, donating 50 percent of sales to Komen for the Cure

Imagine That…, the new fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host an opening reception Oct. 2 for an exhibition of paintings, jewelry and slumped glass plates by Seneca Falls artist Betsy Andrus Smith. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., will offer an opportunity to meet the artist, along with refreshments and entertainment by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.

Smith, an award-winning painter, has exhibited at the Salon du Vieux Colombier Paris; Musee D’Art Moderne in Tonneins, France; and Agora Gallery and Abney Gallery in New York. Her work is currently featured in Manhattan Arts International magazine.

“My process opens with music, and the brush dancing to the music on the page, allowing the work to directly unfold from my soul,” says Smith. “It is spirited with experimentation of color, composition and physical form. I work directly from the experiences of a life as a woman painter, dealing with the emotions common to us as women, individually and collectively.”

The exhibit runs through the month of October.

Also during October, Imagine That… will donate 50 percent of the sale of Trollbeads’ pink-and-white Empowerment beads to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Empowerment bead collection is being introduced in October to coincide with the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To broaden the beads’ appeal, Trollbeads has designed the collection to fit competitors’ bracelets as well as its own.

A Trollbeads bracelet will be raffled off at the art opening, with proceeds benefiting Komen for the Cure.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call Imagine That… at 685-6264.

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 @ 4:11 pm by Curt
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Imagine That… Hosts Trollbeads Trunk Show, Opening for Dee SpragueImagine That… Hosts Trollbeads Trunk Show, Opening for Dee SpragueImagine That…, the new fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, has two events planned over the coming weeks: a Trollbeads trunk show Aug. 28-30, 2009 and an exhibit of oil paintings and prints by Ithaca artist Dee Sprague opening Sept. 4. 

Trollbeads trunk showTrollbeads originated in Denmark in 1976—today there are more than 500 interchangeable beads in the collection, each with its own story. The beads are made from such fine-quality raw materials as 18K gold, sterling silver, Italian glass, natural pearls, precious stones and Swarovski crystal.Choosing among them, customers create their own one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.

“The possibilities are endless,” says shop owner Sarah Panzarella. “We’re delighted to give our customers this opportunity to create their own works of art. When they leave, they will have a unique piece of jewelry that they’ll treasure for years.”

The first 25 customers who make a Trollbeads purchase each day will receive a free bracelet—or, if they already own a bracelet, a fifth bead free upon the purchase of four.

The show runs Aug. 28-30—Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.imagineskaneateles.com/


Opening reception for Dee SpragueAn exhibition of works by Dee Sprague—a self-taught oil painter from Ithaca—will open Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a wine-and-cheese reception and music by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.Sprague’s paintings are often described as “enchanted dreamscapes—like something out of an antique fairy tale.” They include images of free-spirited mermaids, whimsical women, and lovable old-world animals.

“I feel extremely lucky that I am able to make my living doing what I love—painting,” says Sprague. “I choose joy in my life, and I put a bit of it into every piece I paint.”


Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 11:14 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Plays Host to Antique and Classic Boat Show July 24-26, 2009

Scores of gleaming wooden boats—lovingly preserved or restored—line the pier, recalling a bygone era. Lake waters glisten. Families stroll Clift Park, enjoying the strains of the Soda Ash Six. It must be Skaneateles in July.
The 31st annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, sails into town July 24-26.
Upwards of 80 boats are expected from across the United States and Canada. They will be displayed in the water and on land, and may be viewed by the public Friday from 3 p.m. to dusk, Saturday from 9 a.m. to dusk and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highlights of the event, all of which are free, include:
€ Boat parade and fly-by, Saturday at 3 p.m.
€ Music in the Park, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Bone and Doolittle will perform on Saturday; the Soda Ash Six, on Sunday.
€ Presentation of the People’s Choice Award, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The name of this year’s recipient will be engraved on a brass plaque that will be mounted—along with plaques recognizing the previous recipients—below a half-hull model of a Thousand Islands One-Design launch built by DeWitt resident Anthony Mollica Jr. The model, brass plaques, and a history of the Thousand Islands One-Design launch will be on permanent display at Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles, sponsor of the award.
Historic village tours, children’s activities, displays of model boats and raffle giveaways will take place throughout the weekend.
Leading up to the event, antique boats will be on display in the downtown Syracuse and Skaneateles branches of M&T Bank, and an 1895 Adirondack Guide Boat owned by Skaneateles resident Steve White and DeWitt resident Craig Benson will be on display at the 50th Annual Antique and Craft Show sponsored by the United Methodist Church (July 10 and 11 at the Austin Park Pavilion). Additionally, a poster developed by Skaneateles artist Steve Ryan, featuring a photo from last year’s show taken by Skaneateles resident Stu Lisson, will adorn storefronts throughout the village and locations throughout the state.
As in past years, the event is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.
M&T Bank is the official sponsor of the 31st annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Contributing sponsors include the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sherwood Inn and Hagerty Collector Boat Insurance. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable, WRVO-FM, Scotsman Press and Group M Communications.
For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

The FLC’s Antique and Classic Boat Show has won acclaim far beyond the shores of Skaneateles Lake: Last year’s show is prominently featured in an eight-page photo spread in the May/June issue of Classic Boating magazine.
Photos and essays appear on:
€ “My La$t Desire,” a Hacker Craft Custom owned by Bill and Bayne Gregory of Skaneateles
€ “Elizabeth Ellen,” a Fay & Bowen launch owned by Dick and Cynthia Sherwood of Webster
€ “Wanted,” a Hacker Craft owned by “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh
€ “Double Ender,” a steam launch owned by Steve Shehadi and Lucia Eckles of Skaneateles
€ “Hours & Ours,” a Chris-Craft owned by John Broschard III of Hershey, Pa., winner of the 2008 People’s Choice Award
€ “The Laker,” a Century owned by Janice Miller of Moravia
€ “Anna Belle,” a Penn Yan owned by Dave Blum of Bergen
€ A Higgins Sport Speedster owned by Howard and Lynne Hopson of Kingston, Pa.
€ “Barbara S. Wiles” and “Judge Ben Wiles,” commercial tour boats owned by Mid-Lakes Navigation Co. of Skaneateles
€ “Le Baron,” a Century owned by Bill and Susan Kiesel of Sauquoit
€ “Trey’s Knot,” a Chris-Craft owned by Brad Wirth of Skaneateles
€ “Songbird,” a Century owned by Jack Gifford of DeWitt
€ “Remarkable,” a Larson owned by Gary Jay of Rochester
€ “Emerald Cut,” a Chris-Craft owned by Michael and Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski of Rochester
€ “Oh Brother,” a Penn Yan owned by John Callahan of Minoa


Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 9:52 am by Curt
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Grammie’s Pantry Hosts Tea-Tasting Aug. 27, 2008

Want to learn more about the health benefits of tea, and experience new flavors and tastes from around the world?

Then check out the tea-tasting Aug. 27 at Grammie’s Pantry Tea Room and Gift Shop, 1126 Woodworth Road, Skaneateles. The program, which will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Linda Smith, founder and owner of Divinitea, one of the nation’s first all-organic tea companies.

Smith will speak on “What You Ever Wanted to Know About Teas and Health But Were Afraid to Ask.” Eight teas will be sampled, including white tea, green tea, black tea, Oolong, Rooibos (South Africa), Yerba Mate (South America) and other herbals. Also featured will be iced teas and autumn teas.

The program includes a “cream tea”—scones, lemon curd, Devonshire cream, fruit cup marinated in sherry cream sauce, cheese spread and crackers.

Cost is $15, and reservations are requested. To reserve your spot, call 636-8111 by Aug. 25, 2008

We are located 11 miles south of the village of Skaneateles, New York on the East side of beautiful Skaneateles Lake.                                                       

Take Route 41 south to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 of a mi. to the little red schoolhouse on the right.

Our address is Grammie’s Pantry                                       

1126 Woodworth Rd. Skaneateles,N.Y. 13152

Our phone number is (315) 636-8111 and fax (607) 749-6434

Our E-mail address is grammiespantry2@aol.com

       From Syracuse, N. Y. at Ononadaga Hill, take Rt. 175 west to Rt. 20 in Skaneateles. turn right on to Rt. 20 go to first signal light turn left onto Rt. 41 south 11mi. to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 and Grammie,s is the Little Red School House on your right.

     From Syracuse, N. Y. at I 690 and I 695. Take I 695 South then West to the end at Rt. 5, turn right onto Rt. 5 West go to second signal light at Rt. 321 (Bennetts Corners) Turn left on Rt. 321 stay on Rt. 321 to the end in the village of Skaneateles and Rt. 20. Turn left onto Rt. 20 go to the next signal light at Rt. 41. Turn right onto Rt. 41 go South 11mi. to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 mi. and Grammies is the Little Red Schoolhouse on your right.


Posted: Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm by Curt
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