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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

January 13th & 14th  – “Sarah’s Key” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.  Auburn.  Starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an American journalist living in Paris, Sarah’s Key also goes back and forth between events in 2002 and what happened 60 years earlier during the city’s infamous Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup of July 16, 1942.  On that date, French officials and police, not Germans, rounded up 13,000 of the city’s Jews and herded them together for days in horrible conditions in one of the city’s indoor bicycle-racing tracks before dispatching them first to a transit camp and finally to Auschwitz.  Tickets $5, 1/13 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/14 – 8:00pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

January 14 – Winter Woodpeckers – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species.  Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation.  We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. Free and open to the public.  1pm.  Free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

January 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey.  Paintings on exhibit and for sale.  11am-4pm.  Admission & parking free, donations accepted.  315-252-7644 or    315-255-1361

January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  LK Jr. Trivia, contests, prizes, and birthday cake.  1:3:30pm, admission $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

January 16th – School’s Out Skate Camp! -  Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Supervised structured activities with caring professional staff to have fun and stay active all day.  Camp activities include skating, games, and crafts.  8am – 5pm, ages 6-12yrs, $40/child.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

 

January 20th & 21st – “The Help” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  “The Help” is an excellent adaptation of the bestselling novel about an unlikely rebellion in a Southern town in the 1960s among black maids serving white families and one white woman who wants them to tell their life stories.  “The Help” is a delicious peppery stew of home-cooked, 1960s Southern-style racism that serves up a soulful dish of what ails us and what heals us. Laughter, which is ladled on thick as gravy, proves to be the secret ingredient — turning what should be a feel-bad movie about those troubled times into a heart-warming surprise.  Tickets $5, 1/20 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/21 8:00pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

January 21st – Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Chef Patrick and his team are riffing off German and Northern Italian cuisine for this menu. Expect hearty, comforting fare featuring fresh rye, tart sauerkraut, traditional German meats, and aromatic fall spices. Our featured winery, Red Tail Ridge, is making fantastic wines in European styles that pair beautifully with this cuisine, so come prepared to indulge in an evening of Old-World goodness—with our signature farm table touch.  6:30 reception, 7 pm dinner, 5 paired courses, $60++/person.  Call for reservations.   www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888 

January 21st – Murder Mystery Dinner – Highland Park Golf Club, 3068 Franklin St. Rd., Auburn.  THE ACME MYSTERY COMPANY AND HIGHLAND PARK GOLF CLUB PRESENT: Deadly Inheritance.  The Matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle her estate. Join in as you and the other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize ’Little Dickie’ and battle for position to receive the lion’s share of the family’s $13 billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next memorial could be for you.  $35/person includes:  the show, dinner salad, choice of prime rib or chicken francaise and dessert.  Seating is limited, please call soon for reservations.  Attendees must arrive by 6pm.  www.highlandparkclub.com  315-252-4993

January 21st – X-Ray Vision:  A Black and White Affair – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Annual gala event in support of the New Life Begins Initiative, transforming Auburn Memorial Hospital into a modern, state-of-the-art-facility.  6-9pm.  315-255-7444

January 21st & 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey.  Paintings on exhibit and for sale.  11am-4pm.  Admission & parking free, donations accepted.  315-252-7644 or 315-255-1361

January 22nd – Reva  Winter Festival – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Cross country “skiing” races, speed skating races, snow shoe races, snowball throw and lots more.  1-4pm – skating & games, 4-6:30pm – inflatables & games.  Admission $6.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225                              

 

NEW BUSINESSES NOW OPEN

Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV

The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

~   CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily.  Call 422-8647 for information.

 

~  Onondaga Lake Park presents its annual light spectacular Lights on the Lake evenings thru January 8, 2012.  Call 453-6712 or go to www.LightsOnTheLake.com for details.

 

~  Outdoor ice skating is open in wonderful Clinton Square, located in downtown Syracuse at S. Salina, W. Genesee & S. Clinton Streets.  Call 423-0129 for details.

 

~  IMAX Movies:   Polar Express, Under the Sea & T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates.  Visit their new exhibit New York Remembers & DINOMania!

 

~  Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.     Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

 

~  Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter!  Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

 

Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides at Highland Forest County Park through the winter season.  Located just 30 minutes southeast of Syracuse in the town of Fabius, please call for reservations at 495-6263 or for details, go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

~  The current exhibit at the S.U. Art Galleries is Sources and Structures: The Art of Robert Stackhouse.  The galleries are located on College Place in the Shaffer Art Building on the Syracuse University campus.  For details call 443-4097 or go to www.syr.edu.

 

~  Everson Museum of Art is featuring several exciting exhibits:  From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America,  Margie Hughto: A Fired Landscap3 & IÃ’igo Manglano-Ovalle, Always After (the Glass House).  Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

 

~  The Erie Canal Museum is featuring its wonderful annual Gingerbread Gallery thru January 8th.  For details, call 471-0593 or visit the website at www.ErieCanalMuseum.org for details.

 

~  Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater  on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon.  Call 475-1807 for details.

 

~  The Central Library at the Galleries is featuring the various art exhibits & programs to explore.  For more information call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org for details.

 

 

Continuing thru 12/31/2011

Event:     Syracuse Stage Presents: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Location:  Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-3275

 

Continuing thru 1/8/2012

Event:     Sculpture Club Exhibition

Location:  XL Projects, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-442-2542

 

Continuing thru 1/2/2012

Event:     Syracuse New Times / Family Times Eco-Igloo

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-474-6064

 

Starts:  12/26/2011       Ends: 1/1/2012

Event:     SWCC’s 2011 Kwanzaa Celebration

Location:  Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-671-5823

 

Starts:  12/28/2011       Ends: 12/30/2011

Event:     Holiday School Break – Making History Game at OHA

Location:  Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-428-1864, ext. 312

 

Starts:  12/29/2011       Ends: 1/1/2012

Event:     Paul Venier Live at Wise Guys

Location:  Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     40 BeLOW-OUT: New Year’s Eve Party featuring Joe Driscoll

Location:  Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-470-1835

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     AmeriCU Credit Union presents FIRST NIGHT

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-471-9597

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     Benjamin’s On Franklin New Year’s Eve Party

Location:  Benjamin’s On Franklin, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-4756

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     First Night of Funny

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     Holmes Pub New Year’s Eve Party

Location:  Holmes Pub, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-478-3091

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     Kitty Hoyne’s Presents: New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party

Location:  Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-424-1974

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     L’Adour New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location:  L’Adour, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-7653

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     Prime Steakhouse New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location:  Prime Steakhouse, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-8047

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Norfolk SharX

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-303-7261

 

Starts:  12/31/2011       Ends: 12/31/2011

Event:     World Lounge & Martini Bar New Year’s Eve Party

Location:  World Lounge & Martini Bar, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-3404

 

Starts:  1/4/2012           Ends: 1/8/2012

Event:     Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8000

 

Starts:  1/5/2012           Ends: 1/8/2012

Event:     15th Annual Camping World RV Supershow!

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-803-3193

 

Starts:  1/6/2012           Ends: 1/6/2012

Event:     Concert:  Mickey Hart

Location:  Westcott Theater & Performing Arts Center, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-8886

 

Starts:  1/6/2012           Ends: 1/7/2012

Event:     Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Presents: The Resurrection of John Frum

Location:  The Warehouse Theatre, 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1835

 

Starts:  1/6/2012           Ends: 1/8/2012

Event:     Bedroom Farce Dinner Theater

Location:  The Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-446-1461

 

Starts:  1/7/2012           Ends: 1/7/2012

Event:     Open Hand Theater: The Secret of the Puppet’s Book

Location:  Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-0466

 

Starts:  1/7/2012           Ends: 1/7/2012

Event:     Run thru Wegmans Lights on the Lake

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-453-6712

 

Starts:  1/7/2012           Ends: 1/7/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Marquette

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  1/8/2012           Ends: 1/8/2012

Event:     Eastern Mountain Sports and Beaver Lake’s Snowshoe Race

Location:  Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2519

 

Starts:  1/12/2012         Ends: 1/14/2012

Event:     Bedroom Farce Dinner Theater

Location:  The Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-446-1461

 

Starts:  1/13/2012         Ends: 1/13/2012

Event:     Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Milwaukee Wave

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-303-7261

 

Starts:  1/14/2012         Ends: 1/14/2012

Event:     Open Hand Theater: Masks of Life

Location:  Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-0466

 

Starts:  1/14/2012         Ends: 1/14/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Providence

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  1/14/2012         Ends: 1/14/2012

Event:     Yoga Awareness Day

Location:  Loretto Cunningham Building, 700 E. Brighton Avenue, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-480-1996

 

Starts:  1/15/2012         Ends: 1/15/2012

Event:     Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Chicago

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-303-7261

 

Starts:  1/16/2012         Ends: 1/16/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Pittsburgh

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  1/19/2012         Ends: 1/19/2012

Event:     Gospel Open Mic & Performance

Location:  Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-442-2230

 

Starts:  1/19/2012         Ends: 1/19/2012

Event:     TH3 – Third Thursday City-wide Art Open

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  1/20/2012         Ends: 1/20/2012

Event:     Concert:  Bryan Adams

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

Starts:  1/20/2012         Ends: 1/20/2012

Event:     Fundraiser:  Snow Leopard Soiree

Location:  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8511 x132

 

Starts:  1/21/2012         Ends: 1/21/2012

Event:     Junior Cafe Scientifique

Location:  Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-9068

 

Starts:  1/21/2012         Ends: 1/21/2012

Event:     Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Rochester Lancers

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-303-7261

 

Starts:  1/21/2012         Ends: 1/22/2012

Event:     Salt City Winter Antique Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  1/27/2012         Ends: 1/29/2012

Event:     26th Annual Am-Jam Tattoo Expo

Location:  Holiday Inn Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-457-1122

 

Starts:  1/28/2012         Ends: 1/28/2012

Event:     Concert:  Foundation

Location:  Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-0405

 

Starts:  1/28/2012         Ends: 1/28/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  1/28/2012         Ends: 1/28/2012

Event:     Winterfest in Skaneateles

Location:  Genesee, Jordan & Fennell Streets in Skaneateles, 22 Jordan Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-0552

 

Starts:  1/29/2012         Ends: 1/29/2012

Event:     Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  2/3/2012           Ends: 2/5/2012

Event:     Arenacross

Location:  SRC Arena at OCC, 4585 West Seneca Turnpikc, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-745-3000

 

Starts:  2/4/2012           Ends: 2/4/2012

Event:     CNY Brewfest

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-471-6588

 

Starts:  2/8/2012           Ends: 2/8/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Georgetown

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  2/10/2012         Ends: 2/10/2012

Event:     Harlem Globetrotters

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  2/10/2012         Ends: 2/12/2012

Event:     Country Folk Art Craft Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  2/10/2012         Ends: 2/12/2012

Event:     Syracuse Opera presents Carmina Burana

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-5915

 

Starts:  2/10/2012         Ends: 2/12/2012

Event:     Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Presents: Othello

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1835

 

Starts:  2/11/2012         Ends: 2/11/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Connecticut

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  2/11/2012         Ends: 2/12/2012

Event:     Syracuse Super Swap 2012

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-472-7931

 

Starts:  2/15/2012         Ends: 2/19/2012

Event:     CNY Boat Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  2/15/2012         Ends: 2/26/2012

Event:     Syracuse WinterFest 2012

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  2/22/2012         Ends: 2/22/2012

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. USF

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 @ 1:15 pm by Curt
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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS in Skinnyatles, NY (For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)
Thru August 17 THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents “42nd Street” Emerson Park,
Rt. 38A, Auburn For tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online at www.merry-go-round.com
Thru August 20 THEATER: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse presents “Cooking with the Calamari
Sisters” at Auburn Public Theater at Genesee & Exchange Streets, Auburn. For tickets call
(800) 457-8897 or online www.merry-go-round.com
Tuesdays, August 16 & 30 YOUTH EVENT: Future Worlds Series for Youth (ages 13-17) 1:00 –
4:00 PM; Young Adults (ages 18 & older) 7:00 – 9:00 PM Viewing classic Twilight Zone & Star
Trek film clips to X-Men, Men in Black & beyond; a chance to get together & talk about our
beliefs, fears, hopes for our world in a relaxed setting. Coffee-house style beverages & snacks,
self-serve but free. Skaneateles United Methodist Church (315) 685-5963 (use municipal
parking lot).
Wednesday, August 17 MUSIC: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Skaneateles Festival: Open rehearsal with
members of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) rehearsing music for Thursday’s concert.
FREE event at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Visit www.skanfest.org complete
concert information and tickets.
Wednesday, August 17 MUSIC: 6:30 PM SOLD OUT Skaneateles Festival: Special Event:
Summer Suite. One of a kind event. Music from members of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra
(ECCO). The event is held in a home of a local resident. Enjoy Gourmet food and great music.
Visit www.skanfest.org for more information on this special event and tickets.
Wednesday, August 17 MUSIC: 5:00 PM Donna Colton & Sam Troublemaker! will be playing
at the Oak & Vine at the Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd. visit www.oakandvine.com or
www.springsideinn.com For dinner reservations call (315) 252-8463
Wednesday, August 17 FOOD: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Cool Garden Party at Mirbeau Inn & Spa,
851 W. Genesee St. What’s in the Garden today? Let’s prepare salads, quiche & grains to make
it cool. Not only will you learn how to cool your guests off in the hot August weather, but you’ll
taste some wonderfully refreshing non-alcoholic drinks as well. Price: $40/public; $20/spa
members, Free for Estate & Wine Club Members. www.mirbeau.com or (315) 685-5006.
Wednesday, August 17 TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Adults starts
at 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-
0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday, August 17 EVENT: 6:30 PM Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor
“Landscaping for Water Quality.” Creekside Bookstore, 35 Fennell Street. FREE
www.creeksidebooks.com (315) 685-0379
Wednesday, August 17 MUSIC: NOON – Tiffany Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of
genres. This week an organ, piano and vocal concert featuring Lori Rhodes Pettit and John Gary
Rhodes Scott Young – Vocal/Guitar. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn. The
concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. (315) 252-0339.
Thursday, August 18 FARMER’S MARKET: 3:30 – 6:30 PM Skaneateles Farmers Market.
Austin Park Pavilion PM Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc. (315) 729-9320.
Thursday, August 18 MUSIC: 8:00 PM Skaneateles Festival: First Presbyterian Church, 97
E. Genesee St. featuring Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia on a Theme from Handel; Arensky:
Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35; Brahms: String sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18. Featuring
the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). Visit www.skanfest.org for ticket information
Thursday, August 18 WINE DINNER: 6:00 PM Rosalie’s Cucina Ohgoodygoody! Wine
Dinner! “Un Diner Parfait Entre Amis” “Enjoy a perfect dinner with friends” $85.00 per person
plus tax & gratuity. RSVP Rosalie’s Cucina (315) 685-2200.
Thursday, August 18 OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.
(315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, August 19 MUSIC: 8:00 PM Skaneateles Festival: An Evening with the Grammywinning
Los Angeles Guitar Quarte, with their eclectic blend of styles from Bach to bop. First
Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Visit www.skanfest.org for ticket information
Friday, August 19 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM John Spillett PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, August 19 MUSIC: 7:00 PM Skaneateles Community Band Concert in Clift Park Free
and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain Place: Austin Park Pavilion
Friday & Saturday, August 19 & 20 MOVIE: Jane Eyre (2011 version) 8/19 @ 1 & 8 PM;
8/20 8 PM at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669.
$4.00/person www.auburnpublictheater.org
Saturday, August 20 FARMER’S MARKET: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Skaneateles Farmers
Market. Austin Park Pavilion Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread,
free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.
Saturday, August 20 MUSIC: 7:30 PM Skaneateles Festival: featuring the East Coast
Chamber Orchestra at Brook Farm Visit www.skanfest.org for ticket information
Saturday, August 20 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Edgy Folk Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell
St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Sunday, August 21 FUNDRAISER: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Borodino Pancake Breakfast, 2500
Nunnery Rd.
Sunday, August 21 CHURCH SERVICE: 10:30 AM Lakeside service by St. James Episcopal
Church, in the park next door to the Church located at 96 E. Genesee St.
Sunday, August 21 SPORTING EVENT: 3:00 PM Polo Games, Andrews Rd. Small Parking fee.
Sunday, August 21 MUSIC: 6:00 – 8:00 PM John Cadley & Cathy Wenthen. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com FREE
Wednesday, August 24 – September 10 THEATER: Merry Go Round Playhouse presents
“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” at Emerson Park, Rt. 38A Auburn. For
Tickets call (800) 457-8897 or online www.merry-go-round.com
Wednesday, August 24 MUSIC: 5:30 PM Skaneateles Festival Concert “A Musical Happy
Hour” Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. (315) 685-3797 www.skanfest.org
Wednesday, August 24 MUSIC: NOON Tiffany Summer Concert Series with the music of the
Stephen Lonsky Family. The family has been playing gospel music for 20 years in churches and
the community. Their daughter, Stephanie, is an accomplished musician and has been part of
their ministry for over 10 years. They will perform Old Time and Southern Gospel music on
piano, guitar, mandolin with vocals and harmony. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street,
Auburn. The concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
Wednesday, August 24 TRIVIA NIGHT: Kid’s Trivia starts at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Adults starts
at 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-
0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday, August 24 EDUCATIONAL: 6:00 PM Where: Mid-Lakes Navigation Cruise Boat
(downtown Skaneateles). What: Come see watershed stewardship in action! Join Cornell
Cooperative Educators on a boat tour around Skaneateles Lake to see lakeside properties using
techniques that are both beautiful and protecting water quality. Get ideas and inspiration for
your own property while enjoying the beautiful scenery. A light dinner will be provided. Cost
$25. Registration in advance is required. To register visit www.extendonondaga.org or call (315)
424.9485.
Thursday, August 25 – September 5 The Great New York State Fair at the NYS Fairgrounds
in Syracuse. Only 20 minutes from Skaneateles.
Thursday, August 25 FARMER’S MARKET: 3:30 – 6:30 PM Skaneateles Farmers Market.
Austin Park Pavilion Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free
range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, flowers, etc.
Friday, August 26 MUSIC: 7:00 PM Skaneateles Community Band Concert at the Gazebo in
Clift Park. Free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain Place: Austin Park Pavilion
Friday, August 26 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Rick Palatto Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell
St. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27 MOVIE: Happy :) from the Academy Award nominated
filmmakers of Genghis Blues & Long Night’s Journey into day. 8/26 @ 1 & 8 PM; 8/27 8 PM at
Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $4.00/person
www.auburnpublictheater.org
Saturday, August 27 FUNDRAISER/SPORTING EVENT: Run for The Woods at Marcellus Park.
Scenic race with three possible routes. 5-miles, 4-kilometers, and a 1K fun-run for children
starts at 8:30 AM. Check-in and registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 am near the upper annex of
Marcellus Park. The 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am. The 4-K and 5-mile routes start at the park
and run through the trails of Baltimore Woods. Be prepared for some lovely scenic trail
running as well as a good hill work out. Co-sponsored by Marcellus Rotary Club. The run benefits
Baltimore Woods and community service projects in Marcellus.
Call Phyllis Danks at (315) 463-9993 for more information.
Saturday, August 27 FARMER’S MARKET: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Skaneateles Farmers
Market. Austin Park Pavilion Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs,
bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc.
Saturday, August 27 FUNDRAISER: Skaneateles Historical Society fundraiser at Thom
Felicias. For more information (315) 685-1360.
Saturday, August 27 ANNUAL SALE: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Jumble Sale St. James Episcopal
Church, 96 E. Genesee St., (315) 685-7600.
Saturday, August 27 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com FREE
Saturday, August 27 MUSIC: 4:00 – 7:00 PM Elephant Shoes at Anyelas Vineyards, 2433 West
Lake Rd., (315) 685-3797
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 FUNDRAISER/SALE: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Charity Yard
Sale at New Hope Antiques, 5963 New Hope Rd.
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 FESTIVALS/CELEBRATION: at the Apple Hill Country
Store, U.S. Route 80 Beak & Skiff’s 100th Birthday Party Celebration! Music, Balloons &
Birthday cake! Entertainment and old fashioned games & prizes for the kids! 1947 John Deere
tractor on display. www.beakandskiff.com or (315) 677-5105 for more information.
Sunday, August 28 SPORTING EVENT: 3:00 PM Polo Games, Andrews Rd. Small Parking fee.
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Women TIES announces their annual event “Inspiring Success – The Women TIES Retreat” will
be held on October 5 at the Lodge at Welch Allyn. This special annual event is designed to
gather New York State women entrepreneurs together in a relaxing environment to create
stronger economic ties with each other, infuse inspiration into their lives from powerful
presenters, enlighten them on vital business topics, and ignite powerful financial connections to
grow their companies. For more information visit www.womenties.com
Save the date: Bijou Hair Salon is hosting a cut-a-thon. Friday, September 2, 2011 3:00 –
8:00 PM to benefit PARCS. Watch for more details in next weeks Skinny! Perfect timing for those
Back to School Hair cuts.
Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises are in full wave. Check out one of the many options that are
offered on Skaneateles Lake. Sightseeing, Traditional dinner or lunch, Dinosaur BBQ, ‘Take out’,
Mail Boat or try something different and cruise the Erie Canal. For more information call (315)
685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com
If you are thinking of making a big Brighton purchase, stop in at 1st National Gifts, 2 E.
Genesee St. and take advantage of their latest promotion. With a single $100 Brighton
purchase, you can receive your own Curly-Q Coated Lunch Bag absolutely free! Hurry though,
this promo only lasts until August 21 or while supplies last and they are going quickly! (315)
685-5454.
SkanRaces.com reports the Skinnyman Triathlon is sold out with 600 registered. Escape from
the Judge Swim previously sold out. The only way to participate in either race on Labor Day
weekend is to grab one of the few remaining spots in the “I’m All That” competition including
both the Skinnyman and Escape along with the Coon Hill Grind Bicycle Time Trial and the
Skaneateles Four Mile Road Race. Go to www.SkanRaces.com to reserve your spot now in any or
all 2011 races.
Now is the time for parents to register their children ages 5-14 in MiniSkinny Youth events
before they sell out. SkanRaces.com encourages all ages and abilities to engage in healthy
lifestyle activities. The MiniSkinny offers age appropriate challenges in a positive and supportive
event.
SkanRaces.com will draw over 1200 racers and their supporters to Skaneateles over Labor Day
weekend. Imagine the connections your business could make with racers and their supporters
through visibility of sponsoring SkanRaces.com. Sponsors can participate at differing levels in
various ways. For more information please contact Sharon Slater at 315-685-3353 or email
sassos@aol.com . Including “I’m All That” racers, the Skinnyman alone will have 750 registered
racers for Saturday morning, September 3.
Celebrating the seventh year of exceptional racing, SkanRaces.com is a volunteer operated,
private not for profit (IRS 501c3) charity supporting wellness in CNY by conducting races and
funding health-related programs with the proceeds. SkanRaces.com is providing free swimming
lesson program for any seven year old during 2011 at both the Auburn YMCA and the
Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center and free swimsuits for girls in the Syracuse Housing
Authority LIFE Program. Past years’ funding has helped remove milfoil from Skaneateles Lake,
provided athletic equipment, purchased a pedestrian friendly speed indicator to calm traffic,
lifesaving emergency equipment, and several other wellness and recreational programs. Visit
www.SkanRaces.com today for more information.
The Skaneateles Historical Society is the recipient of the Medal of the Onondaga Historical
Association (OHA). The medal is the highest honor that the OHA can bestow upon an individual
or organization for contributions made to the cause of preserving and interpreting our heritage.
The presentation ceremony of the OHA medal will be held at a breakfast event Thursday,
September 22 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the Genesee Grand Hotel’s Tiffany Ballroom. Tables
of 10 $400.00; Single tickets $50.00; Patron tickets $125.00. Reservations include a full
breakfast and reservations are available by contacting Karen Cooper at (315) 428-1864.
Skaneateles Artisans is now located under the Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell Street.
Skaneateles Education Foundation presents “HoeDown for Education” to be held Saturday,
October 1 Mandana Barn. Sponsorships are available. Levels ranging from $2500 – $250! For
more information or to become a sponsor, please contact: Sharon Magee, Executive Director,
(315) 291-2212 or smagee@skanschools.org.
Summer schedule for St. Mary’s of the Lake – Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM and Sunday
Masses: 8:00, 9:15 & 11:15 AM through Labor Day. Weekend after Labor Day until the
weekend prior to Father’s Day Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:15 AM;
Daily Mass 7:30 AM; Holy Day Mass: 7 AM & 7 PM (no vigil mass) Questions please call the
parish office at (315) 685-5083.
Elbridge Wine & Spirits, 243 E. Main St., Elbridge is now under new ownership. Skaneateles
residents Terri & Joe Rodgers offer free delivery to any Skaneateles location. Call Joe today at
(315) 689-6231 to place your order. Discounts available on cases of wine.
The UPS STORE on Fennell Street wants to remind all Chamber Members that they will do FREE
pick up and drop off for all your copying and shipping needs. Call Matt at (315) 685-0155.
Congratulations Beak & Skiff Apple Farms (1911-2011) Celebrating 100 years and still
growing! www.beakandskiff.com. Located at 4472 U.S. Route 20, LaFayette A little history:
Since 1911, Five generations of the Beak & Skiff families have worked on the farm, growing
apples, and growing the business for the next generation. Visit the Apple Hill Country Store at
Beak & Skiff’s on August 27 & 28 for a 100th Birthday Party Celebration! Music, Balloons &
Birthday Cake! Entertainment, Old fashioned games and prizes for the kids! 1947 John Deere
tractor will be on display. (315) 677-5105
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
www.baltimorewoods.org
SALES:
Visit Hairtique Salon and Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St. and receive a complimentary AVEDA
Damage remedy treatment with any hair care service. Grizzly rooster feathers are in.
(Turquoise, Fuscia, and Chartreuse). Call for your appointment today! (315) 685-7303
Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or
Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; Rental Rate: $20.50 / Sq Ft per Year NNN located at The Old
Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally
strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The
Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje
at (617) 939-6609.
Primary Technology Solutions is offering a 10% off of the yearly fee for our online backup
solution for business continuity. Please call Paul Rodgers at (315) 217-1408 for more
information.
Special weekday rates at Inn of the Finger Lakes. $89.99 Sunday – Thursday from now
through September. Rate includes continental breakfast, buffet and wine & beer reception. For
reservations call (315) 253-5000.
Hair Feathers are in! Bijou Hair Salon Feathers, feathers, feathers…We have a waiting list a
mile long and are trying to keep up with them! Again, the best to know when they arrive is
facebook! I have to say so myself, it is quite fun to have a secret feather in your hair that peeps
out once in a while;) and I’m almost 40! Feathers are $10 each or 3 for $25 (+tax) Call Bijou to
make an appointment or check out Facebook.
$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St.
www.johnnyangels.biz (315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one
today. Join Johnny Angels on Facebook!
Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn serves Sunday Brunch from 10:30am – 1:00pm
Enjoy fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade waffles with mixed berry syrup or Maple syrup,
bacon, sausage, oven roasted potatoes, Virginia baked ham, roast sirloin of beef, chicken ala
king with homemade biscuits, Seafood Newburg with toast points, Springside Inn’s famous
Cheese Souffle’, sauteed vegetables, bagels with cream cheese, homemade brownies and cream
puffs, “make your own sundaes” with homemade dessert sauces, orange juice, coffee, tea or
milk. $14.99/Adults; 10 and under ½ price; 4 and under free. (315) 252-7247
Professional Office Space available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent
opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all
the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training
room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-
8780.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Skaneateles Volunteer Firemen need your help at the Labor Day Community Field Days.
Help those that protect you 24/7! Call or e-mail Sue Dove sdove@skaneateles.com. (315)
685-0552. to sign up for any two hour time period from Noon – 10:00 PM on Saturday, Sept 3
or Sunday, Sept 4. Help needed in the food booth, ride ticket booth, beer and chicken bbq.
REOCCURING EVENTS:
Thru August – The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at
28 Hannum St. is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315)
685-1360 www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org
Memorial Day – Labor Day John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 1:00 –
4:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM . Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135.
Visit the Gallery online at www.barrowgallery.org.
Thru August 31 – Watercolor and photography by artists Margaret Manring and Diana Whiting
will be exhibited and for sale and on exhibit at the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods
Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd. Artworks in various media by artist Ruth Anne Reagan will
be on display. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 28, from 11am
to 1pm. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm, & Saturday 10am–4pm, closed
Sundays. There is no charge for parking and admittance. The gallery is open to the public.
Thru September 6 – CRUISE: Every Monday – Saturday you have the unique opportunity to
cruise Skaneateles Lake on the Barbara S. Wiles while crew members hand deliver mail to
summer & year round lake residents. 10 AM – 1 PM. (315) 685-8500 or online at
www.midlakesnav.com
Thru October 28 – The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to
present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley. On exhibit
beginning September 5. at the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. This
collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business hours: Monday
through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held
Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to the public.
There is no admission charge, and parking is free. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am4pm,
Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open
every day from dawn to dusk.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at
Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836
First Wednesday of the month Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support
Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30
PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at
the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170
Every Wednesday & Thursday Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17
Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The
shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of
furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home
décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any
questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.
Every Sunday 4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-
3405

For Hotel rooms for these events, and more, visit www.skaneatelessuites.com Skaneateles Suites

Have a great day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

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Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545
LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org
www.VisitSyracuse.org

On-going Onondaga County Events!

Ø USBC Women’s Championship is the largest women’s participatory event in the world. Come down to the Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. Call 435-8000 for details.

Ø Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to the website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511.

Ø Syracuse Chiefs Baseball is back! Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family. For details call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com for details!

Ø Highland Forest County Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors – no matter which season is upon us! Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

Ø IMAX Movies: Aliens of the Deep, Under the Sea, Michael Jordan to the MAX & Extreme are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates. Visit their new exhibit Spectacular Saturn.

Ø CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information. Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

Ø Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon. Call 475-1807 for details.

Ø Onondaga Lake Park – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

Ø Everson Museum of Art is featuring two exciting exhibits: Ah Leon – Memories of Elementary School and Reynolds Unwrapped: The Cartoon Art of Dan Reynolds. Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

Ø Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery features rotating exhibits. Call 443-6450 or visit the website at www.TheWarehouseGallery@syr.edu for details.

Contact Skaneateles Suites for hotel rooms for these events for

No Smoking
Pet friendly

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

Continuing thru 5/26/2011 (more…)

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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… that the game of lacrosse or Deyhontsigwa’ehs (its name in Onondaga) roughly translated means, “They bump hips.” Lacrosse at Onondaga is considered sacred and is a game that was given by the Creator, to be played for the Creator and has been known to have healing power. The game in its original form is played between two groups, usually divided up between clans or young men versus old men. Since women are respected for providing life and are to protect this gift, they do not play lacrosse.  Once sides are chosen, the two teams play with the men using hand-made sticks made of hickory.  The spirit of the hickory tree connects the player to Mother Earth as they play for the Creator. The game is played on an open field with two poles at each end signifying goals between which a leather ball must pass. When Deyhontsigwa’ehs is played on Mother Earth, it is said that there is also a game being played with their ancestors in Creator’s land. There is a predetermined amount that the teams must reach before the game is considered won and therefore, the game is not timed.  (source: www.OnondagaNation.org)

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.  For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

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Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Linda Woodrow
Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545
LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org
www.VisitSyracuse.org

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