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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 7:30pm

BOB LAWSON – Mentalist

A benefit for The Cayuga County Arts Council

Bob Lawson has many years of experience as a professional performer. Bob thrilled his audience with his quick wit and fun show. I had such a good time watching him take his audience on a wild trip into his world of ESP. Thoroughly enjoyable!” Bob Lawson’s Mental Mystery Tour is the show that makes the Audience the star. An amazing blend of mind reading and mental
effects blended with lots of comedy. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 @ 1:32 pm by Curt
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Auburn, NY Cayuga County Hometown History and CultureWhat do Las Vegas, NV, Branson, MO and Auburn, NY, all have in common? A unique brand that helps visitors understand their unique environments, attractions and cultures. In August, the City’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission introduced a new campaign to help create a new brand for Auburn, entitled: History’s Hometown.

The Commission will promote the concept of History’s Hometown to help visitors recognize that Auburn is a remarkable hub for key figures and events in American history. The city offers attractions related to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, Black History, American art history, Women’s Rights and more. In addition, “History’s Hometown” helps convey that Auburn is a small, welcoming city.

City Manager, Mark Palesh, believes that the new campaign leverages one of Auburn’s biggest strengths. “Founded in 1793, the City of Auburn has served as the historical crossroads for famous political figures, significant events, and culture,” Palesh says. “It provides a unique window into the forces that helped shape this country.”

According the Meg Vanek, Tourism Director for Cayuga County, the new positioning taps into a growing tourism trend centered around U.S. history and heritage. “Auburn really stands out among regional towns and cities,” explains Vanek. Not only does it offer all of the benefits of being located in the Finger Lakes, but its cultural and historic resources form the basis for a potentially robust heritage tourism program.”

The History’s Hometown marketing campaign will be rolled out over the next year. It will launch in August with billboards, public relations efforts, e-mail promotions and support at the retail level. For information about History’s Hometown, visit www.tourauburnny.com or call 315-255-1658.

About Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission
The vision of the Commission is to position Auburn as the destination of choice in the Finger Lakes through support and promotion of its history and culture. The Commission organizations include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theatre, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House Museum and Willard Memorial Chapel.

 

Posted: Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 @ 11:58 am by Curt
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New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152 

New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152

The blue Danube Gourmet To Go cheese shop will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM.  There will be an opening reception from 5 PM until 9 PM during which time a collection of cheeses will be sampled, as well, prepared salads, baked goods, hors d’oeuvres and additional recipes that feature the fine products for the shop.  The owners, as well as trained staff, will be on hand to assist with questions concerning cheeses, pairings and recipes. There is no charge for attendance and sales are not expected although we will be able to accommodate sales, should if you find something you would like. We really just want to meet our customers!

LOCATION: The shop is located at 33 Jordan Street in Skaneateles New York across the street from Joe’s Pasta Garage. Parking is available directly across the street in the main village municipal lot, as well as many other very close locations.

HOURS: Regular hours of operations will be 10 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Sunday. Hours will be extended to 7 AM to 7 PM after a few weeks of being open and a press release will be sent confirming those new hours.

PRODUCTS: Products include fresh artisan cheeses from all over the world, prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, chutneys, tapenades, fresh baked breads, crisps, crackers, coffees (bagged whole bean, ground, as well as freshly brewed), espresso, latte’s, hand woven African Bolga baskets, sodas and waters. Great thought has gone into the product line, which also features organic and other locally produced items from merchants and farmers throughout CNY. blue Danube is an environmentally aware, eco-friendly establishment, using recycled post-consumer paper products and goods as available. Care has been taken in the selection of the local and international vendors to further ensure and encourage eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices.

OWNERS: The owners bring a multi cultural interest to the shop. Erica Derrick has spent much of her adult life enjoying great exposure to diverse and multi-cultural communities in major metropolitan centers such as St. Louis, New York and Anguilla, BWI. Lorand Ernyey, born in Hungary, has traveled extensively, settling here in Skaneateles in the early 70′s. His knowledge of international foods includes those of Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Together, they are pleased to offer foods and products that represent some of the cultures and countries they have greatly enjoyed and truly hope their customers will too!
FROM: Erica Derrick and Lorand Ernyey, Owners

CONTACT: Erica Derrick at (917)-270-8014 or erica@bluedanubegourmet.com

WEBSITE: www.bluedanubegourmet.com

 

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm by Curt
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2009 Guinness Syracuse, NY Irish FestivalThe Syracuse Irish Festival truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, genealogy, culture and children’s activities. If you’re looking for a weekend packed with great Irish bands, step dancers, lectures, exhibits, workshops, food and children’s activities, come to Syracuse’s Irish Cultural Festival at Clinton Square, September 11-12, 2009.

 Featuring: The Young Dubliners / Gaelic Storm / The Prodigals / The Kreellers / Seamus Kennedy / Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band / The Flying Column / The Causeway Giants / Creevy / Syracuse Irish Session / Freeborn Men / Tom Dooley Irish Choraliers / Syracuse Kilties Pipe Band / and much more!

Syracuse Irish Festival Announces Its Entertainment Lineup for the Main Stage. Musical Groups Include International Bands from Ireland and Canada

 National Recording Artists Gaelic Storm and The Young Dubliners are the headlining acts for the 2009 Syracuse Irish Festival. Also featured at this year’s Festival are Seamus Kennedy, from Northern Ireland, The Prodigals, from New York City, The Kreelers, from Detroit, and Creevy, from Chicago. There is also a strong local contingent of artists including The Causeway Giants, The Freeborn Men, the Flying Column, and the Syracuse Irish Session.

Contacts:
Entertainment/Booking Information: Marty Cahill
Stage Manager: Skip Murphy
Volunteer Information: David Lynch
Sponsorship & Vendors: Dave Thompson
 
Consultants:
 Syracuse Event Productions
Tom Tarry
Dave Thompson
(315) 426-2813

Posted: Friday, August 14th, 2009 @ 12:48 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
wifi
Internet
Cable TV
climate control

No Smoking
Pet friendly

Bed Size Type
Spacious / over sized
wifi
Internet
Cable TV
climate control

local calls
voice mail
Housekeeping daily
clock radio
hair dryer
Laundry

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