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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

… that one of the most popular social dances is the smoke dance, a traditional Haudenosaunee dance. The smoke dance is a derivation of the war dance and was originally only danced by men. It was a fast dance that was designed to exhibit the men’s skill and stamina. In later years, the women devised their own unique style of the dance. Several stories have been evolved around the naming of the smoke dance. In one story, the dancers’ fast spinning in small circles is believed to emulate the curling of smoke.

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

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Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 @ 7:31 am by Curt
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Wednesday, August 4 Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is
hosting a two-part forest management workshop, sponsored by the City of Syracuse
Water Department. The first workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at
the First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY. This indoor lecture, presented by Kim
Adams from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will focus on
general forest management practices, information on invasive insects threatening our
forests, and how to manage for these insects. For details about the workshop and to
register, call Kacie Gehl at 315-424-9485 x232. This workshop is free to the
community.

Visit Skaneateles Suites for a hotel room

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:11 pm by Curt
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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

…. that the town of Camillus (founded on March 8, 1799), is named after the Roman general Marcus Furius Camillus and is the only town in the United States to bear that name.

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

Posted: Monday, July 12th, 2010 @ 11:52 am by Curt
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So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs. Call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 @ 11:47 am by Curt
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”Make and Take” Rain Barrel Workshops

May 2nd 2009
10 am to 1pm

Village Water Department Garage
75 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, NY
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is hosting a ?Make and Take? Rain Barrel Workshop,
co-sponsored by the Spafford Area Garden Enthusiasts. Workshop participants will convert recycled
food-grade containers into rain barrels that can then be attached to the end of a downspout to capture
the rainwater that falls onto the rooftop. Rain barrels are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners
because they provide a free source of clean water to use in lawns and gardens. Workshop participants
will also learn the basics of rain barrel installation and maintenance and will be able to paint their
barrel to better match the landscape of their home.

Call 424-9485 for more information.

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm by Lynn
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