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As part of the Skaneateles Fall Fest we will be opening the glass studio for 3 days for a fall pumpkin making event. From Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd you may come in and watch as we blow glass pumpkins in a variety of colors and sizes. We will also be offering a “pick your own pumpkin” opportunity to our customers; for a special price you may select the colors and size of your own custom made pumpkin and then watch it be made for you!*

We will have some fall time refreshments and naturally you may browse our store and see all the other wonderful glass pieces we have available.

The hours will be:

Friday, October 1 – 4pm – 7 pm

Saturday, October 2 – 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, October 3 – 11 am – 4 pm

*Pumpkins made as part of the “pick your own pumpkin” special will be available for pickup the day following that on which they were made. Out of town people may make arrangements with us to ship theirs if they wish.

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Our regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Phil and Peg

Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc.

4251 Jordan Road

Skaneateles, NY 13152



Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 @ 6:45 am by Curt
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The Skaneateles Fire Department is a volunteer organization, committed to providing the best emergency services possible to the citizens of the Skaneateles Fire District. The objective for the Department is to protect life and property, prevent and extinguish fires, and initiate rescue in hazardous situations within the laws of the State of New York as well as the policies and ordinances of the Village of Skaneateles.

To maintain our high level of service, we are always looking for interested individuals 18 years of age and older to become a valued asset of the Skaneateles Fire Department. We are people like yourself – home and business owners, parents, and students. We will provide all necessary equipment and training for a Firematic membership. See a chief or officer for an application packet.

If entering a burning building is not to your liking, the SVFD, Inc. (the corporate side of things, set up primarily to accept tax deductible contributions) has an Associate membership. This is also on the application and can be checked in the appropriate place. If you are interested in becoming a member or are just curious about what we have to offer, stop by Station #1 Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. or call us at 315-685-3497.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:59 pm by Curt
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Week 4 Hilary and friends – A week of wonders
• Wednesday, 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church FamilyFest: The Birds and the
Beasts! free
• Thursday, 8 PM at Skaneateles High School Featuring Hilary Hahn, violin;
Valentina Lisitsa, piano; and Shauna Rolston, cello
• Friday, 8 PM at Skaneateles High School Featuring Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina
Lisitsa, piano; and Shauna Rolston, cello
• Saturday, 7:30 PM at Skaneateles High School Featuring Hilary Hahn, violin;
Festival Chamber Orchestra; and Daniel Hege, conductor
To order tickets online, www.skanfest.org, or order by phone (315) 685-7418
Thursday, September 2 MUSIC: 6:30 – 8:00 PM Open Mic Night Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. Skaneateles, FREE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 3, 4, 5 Labor Day Weekend Sale at New
Hope Antiques, 5963 New Hope Rd. (12 miles south of the Village on Rt 41 A). “Role the
Dice” and take 10 – 30% off a single, regular priced item.
Friday, September 3 First Friday Art Night and Artist Opening 6 – 9 PM unless
otherwise noted.
• Opening reception for exhibition of new figurative artwork by Joyce Bond Backus
at Imagine That…, 38 E. Genesee St. Refreshments and musical entertainment
provided. (315) 685-6263.
• Skaneateles Artisans – Join us for our monthly celebration as we feature exciting
new works by two of our members: Sue Hosey – Fiber Artist and Susan Poppenger
- Floral arrangement with Fresh and Dried flowers. Enjoy festive music provided by
DJ Silence. Refreshments will be served. Skaneteles Artisans is located at 11
Fennell St, Skaneateles, NY. The gallery offers off-street parking and accepts
major credit cards. Exhibit Runs through September 30, 2010. For more
information visit www.skaneatelesartisans.com or 685-8580.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:57 pm by Curt
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Tuesday, August 31 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
Thursday, September 1 – 18 “Man of La Mancha” at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Evening & matinee performances For tickets and more information (315) 255-1785 or 1
(800) 457-8897 online at www.merry-go-round.com
Thursday, September 1 Skaneateles Farmers Market 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Wednesday, September 1 – Saturday, September 4 Skaneateles Festival

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:56 pm by Curt
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Fall Fest 2010
October 1, 2, & 3, 2010
Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber’s Tourism Committee
 First Friday, October 1: Featuring events at the following locations:
o Gallery 54 – “Ravens ‘n Autumn. Food, drinks and music (tentative). On Saturday Gallery 54 will
feature the work of Joanne Balfour from noon – 4 pm. Joanne is an historical theorem painter. On
Sunday at the Gallery Amy Bartell will be displaying and demoing her collage art.
o Imagine That will be featuring the work of Syracuse Landscape painter Karen Burns. On Saturday
and Sunday they will be holding a fundraiser during the Fall Fest. It will be a silent auction of artists
work to benefit Craft Emergency Relief Fund (C.E.R.F.) Bidding begins on Sat at 10 AM and ends
Sun at 6 PM.
 Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. (2 miles north of Skaneateles) glass pumpkin blowing
demonstrations Oct 1 – 3 Friday 4 – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. This is
really something special to see!
 Creekside will have special sale merchandise displayed, Pumpkin Latte samples and will be offering
Pumpkin Painting and Halloween Henna Tattoos under a tent outside, weather permitting. We are also
planning a music venue and special Oktoberfest beer special on Saturday evening
 The Sherwood Inn Fall Fest will be Sunday, Oct 3 Noon – 6 pm, featuring live music, Saranac beer &
Oktoberfest type food. Beak and Skiff will also be on hand with their apple products and wine.
 Look for the yellow mums at participating businesses. They may have sales/discounts/refreshments.
 Mid-Lakes Navigation will be having its final weekend of cruises on Skaneateles Lake. Friday and Saturday
sightseeing (2 pm) and dinner cruises (5pm) available. Call 315-685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com.
 Merchants and Professional business owners in the Village (real estate, financial, law, restaurants, retail,
etc.) are wanted for the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Simply carve your pumpkin (or get some creative
person to do it for you), display it in front of your store the week of October 1 – 8. A judge (with artistic
background) will choose the winner. The winner will be photographed and recognized in the paper and
Chamber publications. Simply call 685-0552 or e-mail csearing@skaneateles.com if you would like your
pumpkin judged. Please consider putting a battery operated candle in the jack-o-lantern and turn
them on at night, for a spectacular display!
 The Skaneateles Press will be doing a Fall Festival-related coloring contest.
 The Skaneateles Nursery School is having their annual BIG TRUCKS event at Saunders Quarry on Sunday,
Sunday, October 3 from 10 am – 4 pm.
 If anyone would like to help decorate the Gazebo for Fall Fest just show up at 8:30 AM on
Wednesday, September 15th or email csearing@skaneateles.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:52 pm by Curt
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