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Thursday, November 11 A special tribute to Veterans, organized by the Skaneateles Girls
Lacrosse team will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at Noon. Questions contact Mary
Gaffney at (315) 685-0229

Thursday, November 11 Antinori Italian Wine Dinner & Festival at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W.
Genesee St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $65.00/person Reservations required by calling (315) 685-3405
Thursday, November 11 Skaneateles Chamber Monthly Meeting at Mirbeau Inn and Spa.
Beginning at 11am a representative from Benefits Specialists, will give a one hour free recap of
changes that affect small business owners related to the 2010 Health Care Legislation. The
Luncheon begins at noon followed by a floral demonstration by Dickman Farms, Fleur-de-lis
Florist and Skaneateles Town Square. Reservations are required by calling the Chamber (315)
685-0552. Cost for the luncheon is $20.00/person payable at the door.

Thursday, November 11 Syracuse International Film Festival Presents SYRFILMFEST’10
at 7:30 PM Auburn Public Theater. $8 adults; $6 students/seniors For more information (315)
253-6669 or online at www.auburnpublictheater.org

Thursday, November 11 Open Mic Night 6:30 – 8:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell
St., FREE (315) 685-0379

Friday, November 12 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mercury in the Derby. Creekside Books
and Coffee, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379

Saturday, November 13 The Skaneateles Family Ski Hill kicks off the clubs opener with its
annual Bull Roast. $20.00/family; bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. Visit
www.skiskan.com

Saturday, November 13 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Jane Zell, Creekside Books and Coffee,
35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379

Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13 Antinori wine tasting at the Village Bottle Shop
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Free wine & appetizers. (315) 685-5197

Saturday, November 13 Comedian Tom Anzalone with opener Mike Speirs at Auburn Public
Theater. 8:00 PM $12 advance/door Visit www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Saturday, November 13 Steve White of White & White Antiques & Interiors announced
that he will be conducting an auction of the contents of the Krebs Restaurant, 53 W. Genesee
St. The auction starts at 10 AM with a preview starting at 8 AM. A Charity preview will be held
on November 10 from 3 pm – 7 pm. The cost is $10.00 per person and the proceeds will be
donated to the Skaneateles Historical Society. (315) 685-7733.

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Skaneateles THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Monday, November 8 – Saturday, November 13 Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse team will have a
display in the Veteran’s Memorial Park of American Flags honoring or in memory of veterans.
Flags may be purchased from any lacrosse player or by calling Mary Gaffney at (315) 685-0229
or email marykengaf@gmail.com A special tribute will be held at noon on Thursday, November
11th in Clift Park.

Tuesday, November 9 Tuesday Night music sessions at Auburn Public Theater (APT), 108
Genesee St., Auburn 7:30 PM A weekly evening of regional and national talent, and featured
acts. Door prize, a light snack menu & wine/beer with I.D. $2 at the door at.
www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669
Wednesday, November 10 Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 11:00 AM –
6:00 PM at the Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St. (315) 253-4531

Wednesday, November 10 TRIVIA NIGHT: TRIVIA NIGHT FOR KID’s (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) &
ADULT’s (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM): Kid’s Trivia Night will be for kids in grades 6th-10th. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. FREE. (315) 685-0379

Wednesday, November 10 Free Dessert and Beer Tasting at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.
Genesee St. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (315) 685-6600

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
Weekly Update
“Skaneateles Skinny”
October, 2010

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Dickens Christmas Opens Nov. 26 in Skaneateles

From the world’s smallest Christmas parade to a visit by New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton, lots of surprises are in store

When Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria take up residence in Skaneateles this holiday season, they will be accompanied by a new dignitary—New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton—as the three make their way to this Finger Lakes village via the historic Erie Canal.

The year is 1842. Charles Dickens is gathering research for his soon-to-be-written classic, “A Christmas Carol.” On village streets, he encounters Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and a bevy of other characters.

Magic, music and merriment prevail, as the revels play, visitors ride by in horse–drawn carriages, and improvisational street theater rules the day.

It’s all part of Dickens Christmas, which returns for its 17th year the Friday after Thanksgiving. The production runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

The family-friendly event—produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and sponsored by the Skaneateles-area business community—draws some 20,000 visitors each year. (more…)

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Skaneateles, New York THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Election Day! Polls open until 9:00 PM

Tuesday, November 2 Tuesday Night music sessions at Auburn Public Theater (APT), 108
Genesee St., Auburn 7:30 PM A weekly evening of regional and national talent, and featured
acts. Door prize, a light snack menu & wine/beer with I.D. $2 at the door at.
www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, November 2, 3, 4 “15 Angels: 15 Paintings” Interpreting
“It’s a Wonderful Life”. Sale of 15 pieces of art work are on display and available for purchase at
Imagine/Imagine THAT…, 38 E. Genesee St. to benefit the Skaneateles High School Drama
Club Questions, (315) 685-1300.

Wednesday, November 3 PITCH(Monthly roundtable gatherings for women
entrepreneurs & women in business) Meeting will be held in the Training Center of Custom
Business Services, 360 Grant Ave, Auburn 5:15 PM PITCH Networking; 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
PITCH meeting. $10.00/person, registration required. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a
“first-time” friend at no cost . . . “First-timers” to November PITCH can attend for FREE!!!
November Topic: Stress-relief strategies, and how organization can add to your bottom line. To
register, call (315) 258-8780

Wednesday, November 3 TRIVIA NIGHT FOR KID’s (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) & ADULT’s (7:30 PM
– 9:00 PM): Kid’s Trivia Night will be for kids in grades 6th-10th. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. FREE. (315) 685-0379 (more…)

Posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 @ 10:12 pm by Curt
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Exhibition by Michael DiGiorgio Opens at
Imagine That… Gallery Nov. 5

Nationally recognized nature artist Michael DiGiorgio—known for bird paintings that emphasize the character of the bird and its relationship to the environment—will show his works at Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, throughout the month of November.

The show opens Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., with refreshments and musical entertainment provided.
The event is part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art night.

DiGiorgio, of Madison, Conn., has been painting birds since the age of 5. His paintings and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, including “Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil,” “The Breeding Bird Atlas of Connecticut and of New York,” “Master’s Guide to Birding,” “Audubon Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western Regions),” Audubon Magazine and Audubon Nature Yearbook.

He also has painted numerous covers for Bird Watcher’s Digest and has been featured in Sanctuary magazine, a Massachusetts Audubon publication. Currently, he is illustrating bird plates for “The Birds of South America, Vol. III,” with Robert Ridgely and Guy Tudor.

DiGiorgio won the first-ever endowment award from the Academy of Natural Sciences, in 2004, in recognition of his bird illustration work. The award was given in memory of Don Eckelberry, under whom he studied.

DiGiorgio, whose style reflects his keen observations in the field, is committed to painting from life. He has traveled extensively to create field sketches of birds, plants and habitat from Central America, the West Indies, Trinidad and the Outer Islands of Britain. In addition, numerous trips to the western United States and national parks have allowed him to record a full range of American birdlife.

DiGiorgio holds a master’s degree from Wesleyan University.

Imagine/Imagine That… is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It offers a distinctive collection of fine and handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, pottery and painting, as well as other unique gifts for special occasions.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.

Posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 @ 8:18 pm by Curt
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