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Plant Sale at The Woods Features Native Plants

MARCELLUS, NY: The plant sale at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 2012.

Both days feature native plants grown especially for The Woods by Phoenix Flower Farm and Crazy Daisies. A list of the natives available at the sale is posted at baltimorewoods.org and includes ferns, shrubs spring and summer blooming perennials including red and white trilliums. This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate hard to find native plants into your garden design.

Other plants available for purchase include hanging baskets, herbs, and other shrubs and perennials. Everything needed for the garden can be found in the excellent variety and quality of plants offered in this sale by The Woods.


On Friday, May 18th the sale is open to Members of Baltimore Woods Only and is held from 4-7pm. There will be tastings from Lakeland Winery and Empire Brewing. A gift of an American Chestnut seed ready to plant will be given to members. Become a member of The Woods and come to the advance sale be first to select among the plants you are looking for.


On Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 2pm the sale is open to the public. Bring your friends and enjoy your spring planting plans.  Choose your quality plants and receive expert gardening advice. The volunteers who tend our gardens will be on hand to advise you, to discuss topics such as preferred soil types and sun and shade requirements, and to assure your new plants maximum chance for success in your garden. On Saturday there will be raffles and food available.


Visa and Mastercard accepted. There is no admission fee and parking is free. The event takes place rain or shine.


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.


Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.

Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information


Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 @ 9:05 am by Curt
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First Friday Returns to Skaneateles….Charles Dickens Does,  Too!

First Fridays in Skaneateles return May 4, with art openings, entertainment, expanded hours and specials, and a celebration in honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.

Dickens (aka Jim Greene) will be on hand for the festivities, which run from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the village. Birthday cake will be served in the alcove of Dr. Rob Kiltz’s property at 42 E. Genesee St. starting at 6:30 p.m.

Participating shops will fly First Friday flags outside their establishments. Maps of participating shops will be available at all venues.

“We invite everyone to join us for this grand kick-off celebration,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “After visiting your favorite shop or gallery, stop by some of the others, where you’ll discover new offerings and see why First Friday truly has become a ‘May to December romance with Skaneateles.’ We’ll have lots of surprises throughout the season, including an ongoing celebration of Dickens’ 200th birthday.”

Art openings May 4 will be held at:

• Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., which will feature handmade puppets, playful clocks and other crafts for children in the exhibition “For the Child in All of Us.”

• Skaneateles Artisans, 3 Fennell St. (under the Old Stone Mill), which will have an “Arty Party,” featuring a selection of newly handcrafted work.

• Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., which will feature stained-glass garden art by Liz and Rich Micho and carved stoneware lanterns by Lauren Ritchie in the exhibition “Garden Art in Glass and Clay.”

• Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Road, which will feature acrylic and mixed media paintings, jewelry and textiles by Manlius artist Alison Fisher.

Also open late will be 1st National Gifts, Creekside Books & Coffee, Finger Lakes Photography, Fleur-de-lis Florist, Hobby House Toys, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea (which will host artist Joyce Bond Backus), Rhubarb, Roland’s, The Country Ewe, The Irish Store (which will host harpist Lacy Lee) and the Village Bottle Shop (which will host a wine-tasting).

In search of dinner? Check out Joe’s Pasta Garage, Johnny Angel’s, Rosalie’s Cucina or the Sherwood Inn.

Local artists who would like to participate in upcoming First Fridays should contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

For more information on First Friday, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or http://www.facebook.com/SkaneatelesFirstFriday.


Contact: Susan Dove
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Easter Egg Hunt, Skaneateles NY – Saturday, April 7



th @ 10 AM Open to Children Ages 7 & Under. Clift Park




(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)


Tuesday, March 20


OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Holy Trinity Preschool, 37 W. Genesee


St. For Parents & Children! Explore the school, see & hear “What makes us different” brief


presentation by the director at 6:45. Call (315) 685-5820 for more information.




Tuesday, March 20


COOKING CLASS: Aurora Inn, 391 Main Street, Aurora. Chef’s Specialty


Makes for Educational, Exotic Fun. Enjoy a Latin Cuisine. The class runs from 6 p.m. until 8:30


p.m. and costs $115 per person. The price includes a full meal, served at 8:30, of the dishes


prepared throughout the class. For further information, or to make your reservation for the


class, call Meryl Davis, director of training and service, at (315) 364-8862. Visit


www.innsofaurora.com/food-wine/cooking-classes for information on this class and others in the




Tuesday, March 20


CHAMBER: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Business After Hours, Endurance Monster,


11 Fennell St. (315) 685-0552.


Wednesday, March 21


EDUCATION: The Restaurant at Elderberry Pond opens for the


season. See member announcements below for more details on Lenten specials, Easter Dinner &


information on a series of organic orcharding and gardening classes. (315) 252-6025.


Wednesday, March 21


WOMEN EVENT: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Skaneateles Branding Panel &


Luncheon, “Building A Stronger Brand” featuring Joanna Giansanti, owner Giansanti Design.


Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. Cost: $29.00 includes sales, promotion, lunch, and a panel


program. Reservations due today. To register and for more information visit,





. Sponsored by Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce & Karey


Ballway/Cooley Group.


Thursday, March 21


OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.


Creekside Coffeehouse


, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free


Friday, March 23


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sarah Horner Band at Creekside Books &




, 35 Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com


Friday, March 23


FUNDRAISER: Annual Senior Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction & Sophmore


Circus (separate charge and in the Gymnasium). HS Cafeteria & Upper Commons. 5 – 8 PM.


Cost: $6.00/person; Under 5 Free. Proceeds from the Pasta Dinner & Silent auction, benefit the


Senior Class 2012 after the ball safe activities.


Friday, March 23


DINNER & WINE PAIRING: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Wine tasting extravaganza (all


sweet wines for the tasting) and 4 decorated plates at Joelle’s French Bistro, 4423 State St. Rd.


(on the patio). Cost: $65.75/ person; Space is limited. Call (315) 685-3063 for reservations.






Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24


FUNDRAISER: Members of the Skaneateles Fire Dept.


are holding a bottle drive in support of the “The Johnson Family Home Project”. Bring


bottles/cans to Station 1 @ 77 W.Genesee St., or arrange a pick up by calling Paul (315) 569-




Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24


MOVIE: Melanchoia. 3/23 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 3/24 at 8 PM.


Auburn Public Theater


, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online




www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.


Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24


COMMUNITY EVENT: Skaneateles Figure Skating Club


annual show, “Ice Dreams” “Road Trip – Skating Across America”. WG Allyn Ice Arena at the


Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center. Friday, 3/23 @ 7 PM; Saturday, 3/24 @ 2 PM. Advance


tickets available from members. At the door, Adults $8.00; Students/Seniors $6.00; Under 5




Saturday, March 24


FUNDRAISER: 9:00 AM – Noon. Hospice of the Finger Lakes, “Friends of


Hospice” Thrift Shop, “Welcome Spring” Sale. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Room 7.


(315) 255-2733. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Finger Lakes’ mission of providing services


in our community.


Saturday, March 24


EDUCATION: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Saving Seeds” A demonstration in


rediscovering the time honored tradition of “Saving Seeds & Saving Money” presentation by


Laurel Aughampaugh. Ward O’ Hara Agricultural Country Living Museum & Dr. Joseph F.


Karpinski, Sr. Educational Center. Free parking; Free Admission; Donations Accepted. (315)




Saturday, March 24


WINE DINNER: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Aurora Inn, 391 Main Street,


Aurora will continue its epicurean series with a dinner featuring the wines of Shaw Vineyard. Silk


road-Inspired Menu Will Accompany Fine Local Wines. The meal will feature five paired courses,


with a reception wine and intermezzo, and will cost $60 plus tax & gratuity per person. The


event begins with a 6:30 reception; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For more information on the


epicurean series or to preview the menu, visit the Inns of Aurora website at


http://innsofaurora.com/food-wine/epicurean-events. To make a reservation, call (315) 364-




Saturday, March 24


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Tom Wanamaker at Creekside Books &




, 35 Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com


Sunday, March 25


FUNDRAISER: Join Yankee Clipper as they help the St. Baldrick’s


Foundation Raise funds to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! There are several ways that you can help:


Buy a raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes. Sponsor one of the Yankee Clipper Stylists


for the day of the shave. Donate some cash for a good cause! On March 25th join Yankee Clipper


at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant. Event starts at 11:00 AM.


Tuesday, March 27


HISTORY: 7:30 PM The Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St. Talk


given by Laurel Auchampaugh, Town of Owasco historian on St. Civil War Prisons, Providence


Spring, and Civil War Soldiers.


www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org (315) 685-1360.


Wednesday, March 28 Creekside Books & Coffee


, 35 Fennell St. will be closed all day on for


some cleaning and to do inventory! (315) 685-0379.


Thursday, March 29


OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.


Creekside Coffeehouse


, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free


Friday, March 30


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Far From the Tree. Creekside Books & Coffee,


35 Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379.




Friday, March 30


MOVIE: Tubman’s Reward. 3/30 @ 7 PM; Auburn Public Theater, 8


Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online $5.00/person





$6.00 at the door.


Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31


MOVIE: Nuremberg: It’s Lesson for Today. 3/30 @ 1PM &


8 PM; 3/31 at 8 PM.


Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669.


Advance online $5.00/person


www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.


Saturday, March 31


MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dave Ball. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35


Fennell St. Free & open to the public. (315) 685-0379.




Saturday, April 7


MUSIC: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Elephant Shoes at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433


W. Lake Rd. Bottles of wine for purchase and cheese platters available. (315) 68-3797.


Saturday, April 7


EASTER EGG HUNT: 10:00 AM Clift Park. Open to children ages 7 and under.


(315) 685-0552




The Restaurant at Elderberry Pond


opens for the season on Wednesday, March 21st. As in


past years we are serving our very popular fixed price Lenten Dinner Special along with our


regular spring menu. Our traditional Easter Dinner Celebration will be served at three separate


seatings on Easter Sunday, April 8th. During March, April and early May will be offering a series


of organic orcharding and gardening classes for those interested in learning organic methods to


plant and care for their home vegetable gardens, herb gardens and orchards. For details on any


of these functions visit our website www.elderberrypond.com. For reservations call (315) 252-




Skan-Ellus Drive-In, 1659 E. Genesee St. opens on Thursday, March 22


th for the season. (315)




Skaneateles Country Club House, 3344 West Lake Rd. opens for the season on March 30


th. The


pins are in on the golf course. (315) 685-5759.


Join James Hares at Mandana Inn, 1919 West Lake Rd. for the opening of his second season on


April 6


th. (315) 685-7798


Self Portraits:


Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St. Style! Opening Friday, April 6, 5 pm-8 pm. The


April show features self portraits by gallery members in a variety of mediums. Meet the artists,


enter drawing for a $25 gift certificate, and enjoy refreshments, Celebrate Spring and our First


Friday of the 2012 season! Gallery 54 is an artist cooperative located at 54 E. Genesee St,




wwwgallery54cny.com. April hours Sun-Fri 11-5 and Sat 10-5.


10 Fitch Bed & Breakfast


, a luxurious, romantic inn, announced that it has received a


TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, which honors top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants


and attractions, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. CONGRATULATIONS


10 FITCH, one of the Chamber’s top lodging facilities!




Skaneateles Press is pleased to announce that they have received final approval from the


US Postal Service to begin mailing the


Skaneateles Press to all households in Skaneateles who


have sent in a request card for this subscription free of charge. You should start receiving your




Skaneateles Press on March 14th!


Registration is now open for the April children’s camp to be held at


Baltimore Woods Nature




4007 Bishop Hill Rd., April, 9 – 13. To register visit, www.baltimorewoods.org or call,


(315) 673-1350


New classes starting at the Skaneateles YMCA



ADULT Dance Class – Focus on Tap. Adults 18 and over may join our dance class with


instructor Madeline Raymond. Please have tap shoes, comfortable clothing , water.


Register early 9:30 am-10:00 am Wednesdays from April 18 – May 30,2012.


Skaneateles/Auburn YMCA members:$45; General Public:$65



ADULT Learn to Play Hockey – Dale Williams will lead participants through 8 weeks of


hockey skill development for novice through intermediate level players. This session


begins April 9, 2012 and is held from 9:30-10:45pm. Full hockey equipment is strongly


recommended. Helmets with face masks are required.



School’s Out Program – Swimming, skating, crafts, games and more surprises! Bring a


lunch and plan on having fun, meeting new people and making new friends


April 9-13; Boys and Girls age 5 (in kindergarten -12); Monday –Friday 6:30 am-6:00


pm; Skaneateles/Auburn YMCA members: $30 per day; General Public:$40 per day; Preregistration





Learn to Skate Camp – April 9 – April 12 Monday-Thursday;


11:30-12:00-First Time Skaters; 2-12:30 pm-Beginner Skaters;


12:30-1 pm-Experienced Skaters; Registration fee: Skaneateles/Auburn Y members:$50


General Public: $70



Babysitter Basics – Boys and Girls age 9-10; April 11 Wednesday;12 pm – 3 pm. This 3 -


hour course provides participants with the skills necessary to help care for children in a


safe and responsible manner.


To register and for more information about these classes or becoming a Y-member, call the


Auburn YMCA at (315) 253-5304 or the


Skaneateles YMCA at (315) 685-2266


Back by popular demand, Aveda’s make up artist Scott Dennis. Scott will be at


Hairtique Hair


and Day Spa.


April 14th from 9:00 to 5:00 and will be taking 45 min. appointments for make


up lessons. Scott will be showing Aveda’s new spring collection and tips on how to apply them to


your needs. A $50 deposit is requested to secure your appointment and can be used toward any


purchase. We are all so excited to have Scott back to join our team and pick up his make up




The Athenaeum


is holding a contest! “Where’s the Athenaeum NOW!” Be the first to spot the


model Athenaeum Gingerbread House and receive a Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce Gift


Certificate. Look for the Golden Ticket – remove and call the telephone number listed to claim


your award.


Poster Contest:


Lockwood Lavendar Farm annual Finger Lakes Lavendar Festival is seeking


original art work to be used as the official poster for the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2012 to


be held July 14 & 15. The winning artist will receive: $100 cash prize; featured in Plank Road


Magazine; copy of finished poster & tee shirt; artwork & artist biography will be displayed at


Lockwood Farm; opportunity to a poster signing during the Lavendar Festival; featured on the


lavender festival website. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2012. More information can be


found at


www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com (315) 685-5369


Save the date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for the annual Boypower Dinner presents Kathryn H.


Ruscitto, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center as this year’s


Distinguished Citizen Honoree. For more information contact John Paddock,


Advance Concept




and Sunrise Rotary Club. (315) 685-9511.


Baltimore Woods announces Summer Nature Day Camps at 2012


Multiple child, refer-a-friend, and early registration discounts. Before and After Care is available


for all camp sessions.


• Summer Nature Day Camp runs from July 9 through August 31 for ages 5-12,


10am to 3pm. The 182-acre property is alive with campers enjoying a week-long


sessions loaded with educational activities and outdoors play.


• Nature’s Little Explorers is for preschoolers ages 4 and 5. Dates TBD, 10am to


noon. These children get in on the action with their own camp groups.


• Teen Camps for ages 13 –15 run from July 16 through August 24, 10am to 3pm.


Campers engage in hands-on learning experiences that will challenge their minds,


develop new skills, and dig deeper into nature conservation.


• Nature and Art Camp is for children in 4th and 5th grade. This camp runs From


July 9 through July 20, 10am to 3pm. Nature is our creative muse!


• Voyager Camps, July 9 through August 10, 10am to 3pm, are week long theme


camps for 5th-8th graders. Themes include: Herp It Up!; Wilderness Survival; Eco


Avengers, and more. Hunter Education Camp features NYS DEC Trained Instructor


Katie Mulverhill teaching skills and safe practices. Campers receive certification in


Hunter Safety upon successful completion of this camp. Register Early.–


Scholarships Available. For more information on Day Camps, visit


www.baltimorewoods.or or call


(315) 673-1350.


Skaneateles Country Club


offers play day program. One of the many benefits of joining the


Skaneateles Country Club is their play day program for your children or grandchildren. Camp


runs Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s July 10th -August 16th, 2012!! For information


on joining the Skaneateles Country Club call Jim Fields at 685-5759.




½ off Facials throughout the Month of March with a service of $20.00 or more. Featuring an


Aveda Enbrightenment facial (reduces appearance of dark spots and improves skin clarity) at


Hairtique Salon & Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St. Open Tuesday – Saturday. (315) 685-7303




$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.


$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at


Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.


Sherwood Inn


March dining coupons (buy one, get one free), Sherwood Bucks ($10 off any


order of $50 or more) and winter lodging specials are now available. Restrictions do apply. visit





for all of the details. (315) 685-3405.


Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at




Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays


only! (315) 252-8463 or


www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;


Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.


Professional Office Space Available for Lease


Newly renovated office space just east of the Village of Skaneateles located at The Trolley Bldg.


384 SF of private space with shared amenities including conference room, kitchenette


and facilities. $1,000 per month includes all utilities, Fios Internet, security system and


free parking. Build-outs available to fit your needs.


Contact: Robert O. Eggleston @ 315-685-8144 or Bob@Roeggleston.com


Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or


Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; 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.


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.






Skaneateles Chamber Foundation along with Laker Limo and the Skaneateles YMCA


and Community Center


are considering holding a Duck Derby (similar to the duck derby event


that the Auburn and the Martisco Lions Club does). We are looking for people to assist on the


committee to organize this event. If you would be interested in helping please call Randy


Stockweather at (315) 685-3908. It is going to be lots of fun. Things we need help with are:


selling tickets, PR, sponsorships, numbering the ducks, and entertainment. The event would be


held during the Curbstone Festival Weekend in July. First committee meeting is Thursday, March




th at 5:30 PM at the Skaneateles YMCA. Join us!


Skaneateles Chamber


membership council, join now. Call Patti Hall at 685-8316




Skaneateles Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help with some gardening at


the museum. There are two small beds in the front, one around the wooden sign and one around


the horse trough, that need some TLC—weeding, cutting back when necessary, and watering if


needed. If interested call The Creamery at (315) 685-1360




Thru April



John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at




Thru April



The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, or


as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop


at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts.


Thru April 30



ART EXHIBIT: at the Weeks Art Gallery, at Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill


Rd. Open: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Three artists working in


very different mediums are united by their shared reference to the natural world. Featuring the


works of: Sharon Bottle Souva, Fabric handworks; Wesley Weiss, ceramics; Jill Newton,




www.baltimorewoods.org No admission and free parking.


Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



- Mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at Stella




, 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 Saturday



9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315)




Every Sunday



4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)




Enjoy this beautiful weather and your week!


Candace Searing


Administrative Specialist


Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce






(315) 685-0552


P.O. Box 199


22 Jordan Street


Skaneateles, NY 13152


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1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: 315.704.0319
Fax: 315.704.0160








Date:  Wednesdays – Mar. 7th – Mar. 28th
Time:  2:00-3:00 PM
Instructor: Georgia Stormes, RYT 500
Investment:  $ 50.00   (four 1 hour sessions)
Drop-in Fee:  $ 15.00
(Use ‘DROP-IN CLASSES’ button at the top of page for drop-in registration)

Simple techniques that promote physical and emotional healing and self-discovery. Georgia guides students through movement inquiries which teach how to release the body’s inefficient, painful patterns. There will be floor work involved. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose clothing. Note: In order to drop into a class, students must have previously completed one class cycle.

Vinyasa Yoga

Date:  Tuesday, March 13th – May 1st
Time:  9:00-10:15 AM
Instructor: Victoria Howard
Investment:  $ 96.00   8 week sessions
Drop-in Fee:  $ 15.00
(Use ‘DROP-IN CLASSES’ button at the top of page for drop-in registration)

Come join us for an invigorating yet light-hearted class of Vinyassa style yoga with Victoria.


Date:  Saturday, March 10th
Time:  10:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that has been used for centuries for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.


Date:  Monday, March 12th
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT
Investment:  $ 45.00

This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use.


Date:  Monday, March 12th 2012
Time:  Acup 4:00-5:30pm, Hypno 6:00-7:30
Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master
Investment:  $ 90.00

Combining acupuncture with hypnosis is a powerful combination to loose weight as it reinforces the process by addressing underlying issues, stumbling blocks and chemical changes in the body that make loosing weight difficult for many individuals.

To better help individuals meet the challenges they face with loosing weight, we have created a program that combines both modalities for safe and effective treatment that works!

Half hour acupuncture appointments will be booked from 4:00 to 5:30 PM with Acupuncturist jennifer Adamski. Hypnosis will be with Connie Heagerty, CHT from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.


Date:  Tuesday, March 13th 2012
Time:  4:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master
Investment:  $ 35.00

If you have always wondered about acupuncture or are experiencing finicial hardship that make private sessions unattainable, this is the event for you!

Vinyasa Yoga

Date:  Wednesday, March 14th – May 2th
Time:  6:00-7:15 PM
Instructor: Victoria Howard
Investment:  $ 96.00   8 week sessions
Drop-in Fee:  $ 15.00
(Use ‘DROP-IN CLASSES’ button at the top of page for drop-in registration)

Come join us for an invigorating yet light-hearted class of Vinyassa style yoga with Victoria.

Vinyassa Yoga Intro

Date:  Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Time:  6:00pm-7:15pm

Join us for a free introductory Vinyassa style yoga class with Victoria (tori) Howard RYT. This invigorating yet light hearted yoga class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.


Date:  Mondays, March 19th – May 7th
Time:  6:30-7:30PM
Instructor: Carmen Reohr
Investment:  $ 64.00   (8 week session)
Drop-in Fee:  $ 10.00
(Use ‘DROP-IN CLASSES’ button at the top of page for drop-in registration)

This class offers calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience!


Date:  Monday, March 19th, 2012
Time:  5:30-7:30 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Flanders
Investment:  $ 50.00

There will be a class on makeup and skin care featuring Larenim Mineral Makeup and Lotus Moon Skin Care products. Both lines use high quality all-natural and organic ingredients to keep the body and skin healthy and gorgeous. We will be going over the basics of skin care along with demonstrations of the Lotus Moon and a Larenim Mineral Makeup application.


Date:  Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master
Investment:  $ 125.00   Includes all materials

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that has been used for centuries for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.


Date:  Saturday, March 24th
Time:  10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT
Investment:  $ 45.00

Techniques for stress management are not one size fits all. You must discover what suits you best according to your learning style, personality, personal preferences and lifestyle. This class will help you explore various de-stress techniques that can easily be worked into your everyday schedule. To learn more about the effects of stress see our “News and Articles” section on the web.


Date:  Monday, March 26th
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT
Investment:  $ 45.00   includes CD for home use

This group workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to cease smoking. You will undergo a group hypnosis for smoking cessation and be given a CD to use at home as a follow-up to reinforce your hypnosis experience. If you are ready to take control and give up smoking this is the workshop for you!


Date:  Tuesday, March 27th 2012
Time:  10:30AM-1:00PM
Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master
Investment:  $ 35.00

If you have always wondered about acupuncture or are experiencing finicial hardship that make private sessions unattainable, this is the event for you!



Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 @ 10:04 pm by Curt
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Dickens Christmas Brings Its Magic to Skaneateles

Do you believe in magic?

If not, you may have a hard time explaining the 60+ Victorian-era characters who will soon be roaming the streets of Skaneateles.

Dickens Christmas returns for its 18th year Nov. 25 and runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

And what brings these merry marauders to town? The year is 1842, and Charles Dickens is gathering research for his soon-to-be-written classic, “A Christmas Carol.” He and Queen Victoria journey to Skaneateles, where they meet such villagers as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Fagin, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

The free, family-friendly event draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. It is produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and sponsored by Mirbeau Inn and Spa and the Skaneateles-area business community.

Highlights include:

• The World’s Smallest Christmas Parade, which kicks off Nov. 25 at noon. The parade—featuring Charles Dickens and his entourage and a handful of floats—begins at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and proceeds east to Jordan and Genesee streets, arriving at the Sherwood House porch in time for the 12:10 p.m. grand opening.

• The Revels Live—Christmas carol sing-along—2 p.m. every day at the Gazebo. Twelve groups form, each representing one of the 12 days of Christmas. The groups vie for attention, and at the end, Queen Victoria awards a silver teasel to the most spirited performer. Winners have been known to wear their coveted silver teasels throughout the season.

• Scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” featuring guests from the audience, performed at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the Masonic Temple.

• Performances by Striking Strings, the Eastman Community Music School Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Skaneateles Library.

• Horse-drawn wagon rides around the village, departing from the Sherwood Inn.

• Free refreshments, including roasted chestnuts donated by Tops Friendly Markets and roasted outside Johnny Angel’s, and Byrne Dairy eggnog served by the Girl Scouts.

For children, Mother Goose will read holiday stories at the Skaneateles Library and Father Christmas will hand out treats from the porch of the Masonic Temple.

Everyone is invited to borrow period costumes from the Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and join in the merriment. New this year will be the identification of “Official Dickens Photo Spots,” which serve as an ideal backdrop for family photos.

“Our village becomes a magical place during the holiday season,” says Susan Dove, director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We invite Dickens fans from near and far to step back in time and join us for a slower-paced, more enjoyable atmosphere, where shopping can still be fun. We have more than 70 shops and restaurants, sure to please any taste.”

Looking for still more magic?

Meet John Henry Anderson, Wonderful Wizard of the North.

Anderson (aka Dave Rojahn, of York, Pa.) will perform comedy magic shows at 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at the Skaneateles Library; at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the United Methodist Church (as part of Skaneateles Sings); and at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at the Skaneateles Library.

Anderson was a popular Scottish magician who toured the United States in the 1840s and 1850s and “led a very diverse life,” says Rojahn. “He grew up poor and was orphaned at the age of 10 but was determined to make something of himself. At 17 he started performing magic. His show went on to become world famous, and he performed for Queen Victoria and other crown heads of Europe and the Orient.”

Rojahn says today’s audiences would find Anderson’s tricks dull (“things moved a lot slower back then”), so he’s added a partner to the act—Rocky, the world’s only mind-reading raccoon. “Children and adults alike find him irresistible, with his outrageous antics and amazing feats of mind-reading,” he says.

To ensure that audiences always see something new, Rojahn changes the act from year to year. This year, Rocky will pull water from someone’s head, make cards jump from one person’s pocket to another, and make money appear and disappear.

Rojahn describes the Dickens cast as “absolutely wonderful” and says “everyone comes to have fun.” What does he enjoy most? “Just being in Skaneateles—what better place is there to celebrate the holidays? It’s like being in a storybook.”

Behind the scenes

Magic doesn’t just happen—it’s conjured by the cast and crew and village merchants, with an assist from Mother Nature.

Dickens Christmas has a cast of about 65, including young apprentice talent, which is joined by a variety of guest musicians and caroling groups. The show comes together in just six rehearsals. “We pack a lot in and streamline the process of building a character,” says Jim Greene, of Dryden, who is producing director and plays Dickens. “Every actor learns music and uses improvisational techniques to build his character and become part of the ensemble.”

Direction comes from Maria Wechsler, of Marcellus, who is artistic director and plays Queen Victoria; Kristen Baskewicz, of Rochester, who is music director and plays the headmistress of the finishing school; Brian Goldblatt, of Lafayette, who is associate director and plays Jacob Marley; Krystal Scott, of Weedsport, who is associate director; and Tracey Greene, of Dryden, who is costumer.

The artwork for this year’s poster was provided by Kathleen Schneider, of Camillus, a co-owner of Gallery 54 whose artwork also formed the basis for this year’s Lavender Festival poster.

More than 120 local businesses make Dickens Christmas possible through their sponsorship support. This year’s presenting sponsor is Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Father Christmas sponsors include Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Hamburgers, KeyBank, The Sherwood Inn, Summit Auto, Tops Friendly Markets and Verizon Business Services. Charles Dickens sponsors include ADworks of Skaneateles, Arbor House Inn and Suites, Bluewater Grill, Community Bank, Creekside Books & Coffee, Doug’s Fish Fry, Group M Communications, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Imagine, Joe’s Pasta Garage, M&T Bank, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea, Pomodoro, Rhubarb, the Skaneateles Library, Skaneateles Town Square and Wegmans.

“I’m always excited about the magic we create, and the magic people bring to this show,” says Jim Greene. “You gotta believe….”

For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to http://www.skaneateles.com, call 315-685-0552, or follow the event on Facebook (Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles) or Twitter (@DickensXmas).

Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 @ 10:39 am by Curt
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