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“Join in on the Spirit of Holiday Traditions” Auburn: History’s Hometown Free Holiday Celebration December 12, 2010

Holiday Traditions is an event that was created by the Seward House over 33 years ago as a token of appreciation to the Auburn community. Since that time, other local cultural attractions and sites have opened their doors for free the second Sunday in December for residents to enjoy during the holidays. Now, the “open house” is a tradition, and again this year, participation has expanded to include churches and other organizations.

Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission
To ensure communication between the many Holiday Traditions’ partners, the City of Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission coordinates publicity and advertising for this event. The Commission site members include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theater, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House Museum and Willard Memorial Chapel.

The Cayuga Museum
203 Genesee Street
(315) 253-8051

Open from Noon to 5PM – come tour the Cayuga Museum beautifully decorated for the holidays. On display will be “Visions Past: Paintings from the Collection of the Cayuga Museum.” The exhibit will include portraits and landscapes by local artists including: Edward Gohl, George Clough, Charles Petersen and Frank Barney. The selected works give insight into the social and physical landscape of Cayuga County during the turn of the 20th century. This exhibit opens November 20th and will be up through December 31st. At 2PM, enjoy a special performance by the Roosevelt Memorial Baptist Choir.

The Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street
(315) 252-2081

Although only open by appointment this time of year, the Harriet Tubman Home will be open from Noon – 5PM. Please call the Home directly for details on that day’s program.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee Street
(315) 255-1553

Open from Noon – 5PM, come tour the 30th annual juried quilts exhibit Quilts=Art=Quilts, on display through January 9, 2011. The exhibit features 95 quilts by 81 artists from all over the world. This year’s jurors, Jeannee Beck, Elizabeth Busch & Erin Wilson, reviewed 358 entries by 207 artists and selected quilts for their overall visual impact, design and originality.

Enjoy a quilt trunk show by Priscilla Kibee, which starts at 2PM. Priscilla loves to travel shopping for textiles to add to her wearable art collection. She has taught quilting to school children in Nepal, taught Seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey. She’s created garments for five Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teaches classes on embellishment and wearable art.

Seward House Museum
33 South Street
(315) 252-1283

Area florists have adopted the Seward House this year to provide an array of holiday decorations. Visitors will be welcomed from Noon – 5PM and admission is free. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor.

St. Francis of Assisi Church
303 Clark Street
(315) 252-7593

The Church will be open from 3 – 5:15PM. The Auburn Chamber Orchestra will perform from 4 – 5:15PM, coffee hour to follow.

St. Mary’s
17 Clark Street
(315) 252-6343

St. Mary’s will host their open house from 1:30 – 5PM. Enjoy a concert by the Finger Lakes Camerata, singers from CCC, who will perform at 3PM. The gift shop will be open, and refreshments will be served.

Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum
Route 38A
(315) 252-5009

Celebrate the holidays during the 1800s from Noon – 4PM. Tour the museum and take part in trimming the tree. Enjoy horse drawn-wagon rides, Christmas cookie decorating and holiday musical presentations.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
17 William Street
(315) 253-3331

From Noon – 5PM, visitors can view a display of hand-sewn Advent banners that tell the Christmas story in needlework, and tour the historic church. Children’s activities from Noon – 2PM include decorating a Christmas ornament and a Christmas storytelling program at 1PM. The MasterWorks Chorale will perform selections from its holiday concert at 2PM in the sanctuary.

Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street
(315) 252-0339

The Chapel will be offering guided tours from Noon – 5PM. Children can read with Santa, sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers, at Noon and at 3PM. The Literacy Volunteers will also offer a Holiday Book Sale. Enjoy listening to the Herman Ave. Elementary School Chorus winter Concert – performance at 1:30PM.

For more information about Holiday Traditions, call the Cayuga County Office of Tourism at 255-1658. If you have questions regarding a specific venue, please phone them directly.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Suites Corporate Apartments

Skaneateles Suites (www.SkaneatelesSuites.com) has ideal accommodations for business travel, extended stay, temporary assignments and relocation. Skaneateles Suites corporate housing provides furnished apartments perfect for a short term stay or long term housing. Skaneateles Suites apartments are serviced Hotel Rooms, apartments, condos and single family houses. Skaneateles Suites properties offer luxury apartments available in studio, one bedroom, 2 bedroom, or three bedroom or more. Skaneateles Suites Corporate Housing provides furnished apartments perfect for a short term stay or long term housing. Whether you are looking for a fully furnished serviced apartment or an executive suite Skaneateles Suites Corporate Housing has the perfect temporary housing for you. Call 315-685-7568.

Unlike ordinary hotel rooms, Skaneateles Suites apartments have an inviting, home-like feel, and a lot more space to relax and unwind, making them perfect for extended stay business travelers, relocating employees, entertainment industry clients, and others seeking a spacious and cost-saving alternative to traditional hotels. Everything is included in a Skaneateles Suites furnished rental, from fully furnished to home electronics to all utilities. Partnered with first-class service and amenities, Skaneateles Suites maintains its earned reputation as the “Collection of Places to Stay “.

All our locations are No Smoking, all offer free parking, internet, wifi, cable TV and climate control. All are completely furnished with kitchen wares and outdoor living. All include bed and bath linen as well as housekeeping. Many have amenities like Jacuzzi tubs and washer dryer laundry. Pet Friendly units are available.

About Skaneateles Suites

Founded in 1999, Skaneateles Suites (www.SkaneatelesSuites.com) is a collection of places to stay in the Syracuse and Auburn areas of Central New York, offering corporate housing, temporary housing, and serviced apartments. The company has locations throughout Onondaga and Cayuga counties in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. Skaneateles Suites also operates the Boutique Hotel.

You do not need an apartment finder for your corporate relocation requests. Our website and relocation specialists will assist you with any short term or temporary housing questions. Whether you are looking for a studio apartment, 1 bedroom apartment, 2 bedroom apartment, 3 bedroom apartment, corporate apartment, furnished apartments, unfurnished apartments, luxury apartment, or serviced apartment, Skaneateles Suites can meet your needs. Skaneateles Suites can help your corporate travel department find temporary housing or corporate housing for your company’s corporate relocation or as a hotel alternative at a government per diem rate (TDY rates, dod per diem rates). Skaneateles Suites can also assist those hard to find temporary stay needs with a pet friendly apartment or dog friendly apartment.

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Skaneateles Suites
12 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Location to Airport and industry, attractions:
In the picturesque Finger Lakes Region of New York State the Skaneateles Suites is your ideal hotel choice when visiting Auburn, Aurora, Skaneateles, and nearby Syracuse, New York.

Only a short distance to the historic Seward House (Seward’s Folly), the Willard Memorial Chapel (designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany), and downtown’s Auburn Public Theatre; and only minutes from Bass Pro Shops, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Waterloo Premium Outlets, MacKenzie-Childs, and the popular Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

Skaneateles Suites welcomes the guests of many area businesses, such as: Auburn Memorial Hospital, Nucor, TRW, Welch Allyn, Gould Pumps / ITT Corporation, O-I Owens Illinois, ACF, McQuay International, Tessy Plastics, Honeywell, Genera Electric and D & W Diesel. Syracuse University is only 20 minutes away.

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Posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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Sunday, February 14, 2010 Make your Valentine’s Day special with a visit
to the Sherwood Inn. Loren Barrigar will be playing in the dining
room from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Paul Taylor in the Tavern 4:00 PM –
7:00 PM. Romantic Horse & Carriage rides will be available throughout
the evening. (315) 685-3405.

For a room at the Skaneateles Suites Boutique Hotel cal 315-685-7568

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel

Skaneateles, NY Finger Lakes Region of Central New York Hotel, Motel, Innn and Suites

No Smoking
Pet Friendly
free Parking
Cable TV
climate control

No Smoking
Pet friendly

Bed Size Type
Spacious / over sized
Cable TV
climate control

local calls
voice mail
Housekeeping daily
clock radio
hair dryer

Posted: Saturday, August 8th, 2009 @ 1:47 pm by Curt
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