Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show
Sparkling clean water, gleaming classic mahogany boats, beautifully restored antique wooden boats, live music filling the air, a feeling of yesteryear….join us for the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show’s 19th year in Skaneateles on July 25, 26, and 27, 2014.
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Save on Hotel Rooms and Restaurants in Skaneateles at Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel
Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel wins TripAdvisor Award
Joelle’sFrench Bistro holiday dinners to go (minimum order 2). 3 Course dinner $39.95 each; 4 Course dinner $44.95 with soup & appetizer. For more information visit www.joellesfrenchbistro.comor call (315) 685-3063.
In-Store Gift Card Offer available from Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 West Genesee Street. Purchase $250 or more in Gift Cards and receive a $50 voucher to use in January 2014! Open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. *Offer valid on in-store gift card purchases only. Limit one per purchase, per person. Please see store for details.
Special Holiday Promotion on Sherwood Inn gift cards. Purchase a $50.00 gift certificate and receive a $5.00 dining coupon. Restrictions do apply
Joelle’s French Bistro December Specials…Joelle can cater for you, on the premises, or at home Lunch or Dinner..For all your Holiday needs…Starting at, $25.00 and up…New creation and Innovation, with “HOLIDAY BASKETS”. All these are, ” One of a kind .” From, $45.00 and up..You can embellish your Gift Basket with Gift Certificate of $25.00. Please call (315) 685-3063.
Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm open for the holiday season. Fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, fresh green arrangements will be for sale. Open Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm until Dec. 23 (315) 751-5657.
There is no better place for Dickens than the Old Stone Mill! Reserve the Old Stone Mill for Friday and Saturday at regular rate, and add Thursday or Sunday at ½ price. Offer good November & December.
Rooms and Suites also available ay bargain, Last Minute rates at Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel 12 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, NY. Also ask about Extended Stay Apartments and Condos. All are fully furnished and all-inclusive. www.skaneatelessuites.com
“Wine Down Thursdays” at the Aurora Inn. Every Thursday until Dec. 30, 2013 come and enjoy any bottle of wine off our list for half price. (315)364-8888
Every Monday ~ Bring your favorite wine to Oak & Vine at Springside Inn and we waive the corkage fee!
Buy any large pizza at Valentines Pizza & Deli, 18 W. Genesee St. and receive a medium garlic or cheese pizza for only $4.00. Good every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Pick up only! (315) 685-8804.
$4.00 Roast Beef Sandwiches every Monday at LakeHouse Pub, 6 Genesee St. (315) 554-8194 (Dine in only).
$6.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.
Taco Tuesday at The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or fish). Festive music & decorations in a family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free. Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out available. www.joespastagarage.com
$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.
Prepare yourself for the holiday season with some time for yourself. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. is offering $50 per evening in Mirbeau rewards to spend on Spa or Dining when you book a room for 11/26, 12/1–12/5, 12/8-12/12, 12/15-12/19 or 12/22-12/23. Overnight rates starting at $225 per evening plus your Rewards! Call 877-647-2328 and book today! Other Restrictions apply.
Stop by the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. for a pint of this years’ Dickens Ale. Brewed by Empire Brewing Company just for us! Dickenscommemorative glasses are available for purchase from the Sherwood Inn and Skaneateles Chamber Office, 22 Jordan St.
Halloween is fast approaching and pumpkins of all sizes and shapes are on display on porches, stoops, and sidewalks.
Here at Snake Oil Glassworks that means it is time for our annual Pumpkin Fest, a weekend long opportunity for you to drop by the studio and watch us make glass pumpkins in various sizes, shapes, and colors. The studio will be open Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 11 am – 5 pm each day. We will be offering our usual “pick your own pumpkin” opportunity. For a special price you may select the colors and size of your own custom designed pumpkin and then see it created by our skilled gaffer and assistants. Watch as glowing liquid glass becomes something that you can cherish for many years!
Whether you come to get your own or just come to watch, there will fun Fall time refreshments and you may browse our store to see all the other wonderful glass pieces we have available.
Please remember you may park across the street at the church if our parking lot is full.
Questions – call Phil or Peg at 315-685-5091 or www.snakeoilglassworks.com
Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4 pm.
Thanks – we hope to see you,
Peg and Phil
Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc.
4251 Jordan Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Imagine Celebrates 20th Anniversary With a Little Help From Their Friends Wish them ‘Happy Anniversary’ and save 20 percent through Thanksgiving! Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft shop in Skaneateles, owes its success to the loyalty of its artists, its staff—and, most of all, its customers—says owner Joe Panzarella, as he prepares to celebrate 20 years in business. The shop, named for the John Lennon song that played at his wedding, opened its doors at 8 E. Genesee St., site of the former Georgia’s Custom Jewelry, on Nov. 13, 1992. Over the years, Imagine has operated in two locations, represented almost 900 artists, and become a favorite shopping venue for tourists and townspeople alike.
Birthing a Gallery By the summer of 1992, when the owners of Georgia’s decided to sell their shop, Panzarella had been traveling the country doing craft shows for 23 years. Although he enjoyed the life, he missed the time spent away from his family. “I wasn’t actively seeking a change, but when the opportunity arose, I jumped at it,” he says. He took over the lease Sept. 1, operated the shop for three weeks with Georgia’s old inventory, and then closed for renovations to turn it into a craft gallery. When Imagine reopened under its new name Nov. 13, it sold sterling silver jewelry (the only shop in the village to do so, at the time), art glass and woodwork, along with fine jewelry. In its earliest days, Imagine represented fewer than 50 artists, many of whom Panzarella had known from the craft show circuit. About half of those artists continue to show and sell their work today through Imagine, joining more than 100 other local and national artists. Panzarella’s two daughters, Sarah—now gallery director—and Carolyn, have worked on and off at the shop since its earliest days. Another mainstay behind the counter is shop manager Denise Wiedor, a Skaneateles resident who has been with the shop 15 years; her daughter, Alyssa, now works there too. Imagine has also been a family affair for the Fosters: Julia became the first member of her family to work there, while in high school and college; she was followed by her mother, Lynda, now a full-time employee, and her sister Emma. “I’ve been gifted in the number of people who have stayed with us,” says Panzarella. “The staff have added tremendously to our success and become part of the Imagine family. “Many of our customers have been with us from the early days, too,” he says. “People tell us that when they’re in town, this is the first place they visit.” “We have clientele from as far away as North Carolina and California,” says Sarah Panzarella. “They’re not here as often, but they’re just as loyal as customers living on State Street.”
Disaster Strikes On Jan. 17, 2000, pipes burst in the apartment above the shop, causing Imagine to flood. The jewelry survived, but much of the woodwork froze. “We had to tear up the inside of the store and the flooring. We were closed for two months,” says Joe. “It was the worst thing that ever happened to me, professionally.” When the shop reopened, it had a new look, along with a drop ceiling, recessed lights and central air-conditioning.
Growth and Expansion In July 2009, after Joe learned that he would have to temporarily relocate as Imagine’s building underwent restoration, Imagine That… opened at 38 E. Genesee St., headed by Sarah and her husband, Jeremy Randall. The stand-alone gallery allowed for added space to expand the collection, and host monthly exhibitions and First Friday artists’ receptions. “After 15 years of working for my dad, I was no longer just an employee—Imagine That… gave me the opportunity to learn the back-room operations, have ownership and execute on my vision,” says Sarah. “At that point, I wasn’t thinking of Imagine as a long-term career. Branching out on my own gave me the leadership skills I needed to see the possibilities.” Imagine joined forces with Imagine That… in April 2010. The two have been together ever since, selling jewelry, art glass, woodwork, paintings, prints, photography, textiles and ceramics. Their joint vision works well, the Panzarellas say, with Joe doing more of the paperwork and Sarah handling more of the contact with artists. “Imagine has evolved over the years, and we’re in a much larger space now (1,350 square feet of display space versus 550),” says Sarah. “But there’s also great continuity. It’s nice to have continuing relationships with artists who have been here from the start.”
Supporting the Community Joe, who believes it is important to give back to the community that has been so supportive of him, has been involved with the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993 and never misses an opportunity to support local fund-raisers. Now serving his final year on the Chamber’s board of directors, he also is longtime chair of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee (formerly the Merchants Association) and Dickens Christmas Committee. “Joe Panzarella and Imagine have been an integral part of the Skaneateles business community since they opened their doors 20 years ago,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Chamber. “Joe almost immediately took part in the Merchants Association and has served on the Chamber board since 2000. “Sarah also has become involved with the community, and was a major force behind the development of Skaneateles’ First Friday,” she notes. “The Panzarellas’ hard work and dedication to our community are second to none.” With Joe turning 65 earlier this year, he and Sarah are now transitioning roles, so that Sarah becomes the eventual owner, and Joe her assistant. “Twenty years ago, my father had a wonderful vision, which has proven its longevity,” says Sarah. “I plan to continue that, and to bring in new and exciting work.”
Anniversary Special To mark its 20th anniversary, Imagine will host a Business After Hours for members of the Skaneateles Chamber Nov. 15. In addition, the shop will offer a 20 percent discount on all items through Thanksgiving to customers who say, “Happy Anniversary!” “I would like to thank all our customers, who have supported us and helped us grow,” says Joe. “They’re a part of our extended Imagine family.”
Pirates Seen in Every Cove – ‘Attacks’ Reported Likely Those Mid-Lakes marauders are at it again! Aug. 8 is Pirate Day aboard all Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises sailing Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal. Be on the lookout for takeovers, treasure heists and tons of water play. Continuing his antics from last year, Capt. Jack will make a return appearance on the Judge Ben Wiles. “I’ll read to the kids, teach them about pirates, and prepare them for imminent attack,” he says, noting that he ad libs a lot and stays in character as a “goofy, crazy, fun-loving pirate” throughout the day. Crew members will dress the part, and passengers are encouraged to do so, too. Prizes will be awarded for best boy’s costume and best girl’s costume on each of the sightseeing and lunch cruises, and for best boy’s, girl’s and adult costumes on the dinner cruises. So that everyone can get in on the fun, pirate mugs, bandanas, eye patches, skull rings, earrings and swords will be for sale, and children will receive a free tattoo, trinket and pirate hat. A pirate menu will be available on the lunch cruises, and pirate drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be offered on all cruises. The mailboat and lunch cruises on Skaneateles Lake are already booked, but space remains on the following: • Lunch Cruise – 11 a.m. -1 p.m., on the Erie Canal (leaves from Dutchman’s Landing, 7490 Hillside Road, Baldwinsville). $29 adults; $24 children. Reservations required. • Capt. Hat’s Mighty Sights (sightseeing cruises) – 2, 3 and 5 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake. $12 adults; $8 children; $40 family. • Pirate Dinner Cruises – 6-9 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake and on the Erie Canal. $50 adults; $40 children. Reservations required. • Take-Out Cruise – 6:30-8 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake. $15 adults; $10 children. “We’re asking the entire shoreline community to help us keep the marauders at bay,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner and director of marketing at Mid-Lakes Navigation, tongue firmly in cheek. For more information, call Mid-Lakes Navigation at (315) 685-8500 or go to www.midlakesnav.com.