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Healing Meridian Medical Acupuncture has recently opened at 13 Fennell Street in Skaneateles. Dr.
Douglass Powell and Catherine C Powell specialize in acupuncture, Reikki, and massage. For thousands of years
acupuncture has been used, along with herbal medicine, for pain relief and treatment of various ailments. Dr. Powell has
maintained a long time interest in Eastern Philosophical Teachings. Throughout his career as a medical doctor, he has also
studied several other alternative integrative healing arts including: Reiki, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Guided Imagery and
Spiritual Healing Practices of the Incas. As for his medical background, Dr. Powell earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor
in Philosophy from Le Moyne College in 1975, and his MD in a special 3 year accelerated program from SUNY Buffalo
School of Medicine in 1978. After returning to the Syracuse area, he completed his internship and residency as Chief
Resident in 1982 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Dr. Powell then assumed the position of Assistant Professor and
Director of Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1982-1986 at Upstate Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. In
1982 he also started an OB-GYN private practice in Syracuse. While continuing to practice Gynecology, Douglass
completed the UCLA and Stanford program in Medical Acupuncture. Call (315) 546-0017 or visit their website at
www.healingmeridians.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:45 pm by Curt
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The Eagle Has Landed at Moro’s Table

“Foodies” around the region have been patiently waiting for Chef Ed Moro to open his own restaurant, where he would have free reign to design his own menu along with the elegant atmosphere to enjoy his culinary creations in. A contemporary twist on a French Bistro, Moro’s Table opening reception in July was attended by throngs of people, coming from Rochester, Syracuse and Skaneateles.

With ground-floor experience as Executive Chef at Mirabeau Inn & Spa and Director of Food & Beverage at the Hotel Clarence in Seneca Falls, Moro now has a strong reputation and a huge following in the region. Moro’s Table is destination dining, right in downtown Auburn.

Just a few short months ago, Ed and his wife Beth purchased Bistro One, at 1 E. Genesee Street & Market Street. Although this business was relatively new, with all new construction, Ed and his wife Beth completely redecorated the interior, using a palette of soft greens and deep purples. The lighting is clean and contemporary, and zinc metal accents tie the whole look together. Yet, as refined as the menu and décor are, Moro wants to ensure that his customers are relaxed and casual.

The menu includes sushi and fresh seafood and a wide variety of appetizers. Traditional French salads include Salad Lyonnais and Salad Nicoise. Entrees come in small and large plates, offerings include duck, chicken, steak, salmon, lamb, pork, and you can even get an Angus burger. Plats du Jour are daily specials, like pork on Tuesdays, veal and risotto on Wednesdays, or lobster and seafood bouillabaisse on Fridays. In addition, there is a full dessert menu, plus after-dinner specialty cocktails, port & dessert wine. Moro installed a wine tap system, so patrons can enjoy a glass of expensive wine, without incurring the cost of buying an entire bottle.

“My favorite part of the experience was sipping on the French-pressed coffee at the end of a masterfully prepared and thoroughly gratifying meal,” said Tricia A. Ottley, Planning & Economic Development Program Manager for the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development. The coffee they serve is a special blend prepared just for them by Creekside Coffee in Skaneateles.

Moro’s Table initial hours are: Tuesday – Thursday 5-9pm, Friday – Saturday 5-11pm. To make reservations, which is recommended, please call 315.282-7772. www.morostable.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 3:46 pm by Curt
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City Staff and Public Attend Arts Districts Presentation

Imagine if Auburn was a hub for artists and creative professionals, and the city attracted thousands of tourists who spent millions of dollars every year. Some members of the local arts community believe it can happen, and they are pointing to a small city in Kentucky as their evidence.

Schweinfurth Memorial Arts Center director Donna Lamb, Mack Studio Displays project manager Hilary Ford and Auburn Public Theater director Angela Daddabbo gave two presentations in August at the APT about how they believe establishing an arts district and encouraging artists to relocate to local residences could improve Auburn’s economy.

Throughout the presentations, which took place during and after the weekly city council meeting, the three speakers examined Paducah, KY, which revamped its downtown business district and neighborhoods through the arts.

The city, which has a similar population as Auburn with 27,000 people, boasts millions of dollars in annual tourism revenue thanks to a number of public and private art initiatives, Ford, Lamb and Daddabbo said. And they believe some of those can be successful here.

Ford, who was raised in Paducah, said the city is very similar to Auburn in a lot of ways. “It’s not any bigger. The demographics aren’t different,” she said during the presentation.

Between 2001 and 2007, the city of Paducah invested about $3 million in projects and initiatives related to the arts and saw almost $40 million spent by organizations, visitors and artists in that same stretch. One random property worth $715,000 in the downtown area in 1987 is now worth $4 million.

A number of factors led to the city’s economic success, the speakers said. Paducah hosts a national quilting festival and is home to a major quilting museum. The city and private businesses invested in numerous public art initiatives and beautification projects, including a series of murals on a wall built in the 1930s to prevent flood damage.

The neighborhoods are tied together by an arts district that boasts multiple galleries and performance venues. And an artist recruitment program offered professional artists an opportunity to own homes in one run-down neighborhood practically free of charge in exchange for the artist’s commitment to invest in and fix up the properties.

“In 10 years, five really, I saw the city completely turn around,” Ford said. All three said this sort of thing can happen in Auburn if the city, local businesses, organizations and the residents themselves can all come together and commit to a similar concept.

An arts district can help tie together Auburn’s many cultural and historic sites that already exist, Lamb said. Private and public initiatives can help spur investments, as can changes to city codes and tax incentives, she said. According to the group, this would improve the city’s quality of life.

Lamb said the city listed similar priorities in the 10-year master plan released last year. And the city council is looking to overhaul some of its codes and zoning policies in the coming years.

“We’ve already done a lot,” Lamb said. “But there’s a lot of potential to move this along even further.”

After the council meeting, Mayor Michael Quill said he was impressed with the presentation and the three speakers’ enthusiasm for improving Auburn through the arts.

Quill said he believes it could be possible with a strong commitment from the city, private sponsors, citizens and arts organizations. Though local initiatives would need to reflect the local community, he said. “I feel something similar is very logical and doable,” Quill said.
—The Citizen

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 3:45 pm by Curt
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THE CENTER

1 Hoffman Street, Suite B

Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 704-0319

www.TheCenter4wellness.com

ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesdays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 6 – 4:15 – 5:15 pm with instructor Amy Mahunik. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class. (Note to new students: come on Sept. 1st for free drop in to see if Zumba is for you!)

ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesdays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 6 – 6:45 – 7:45 pm with instructor Amy Mahunik. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class. (Note to new students: come on Sept. 1st for free drop in to see if Zumba is for you!)

ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Thursdays, Sept. 2 – Oct. 7 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm with instructor Christine Bartolotta. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class.

REIKI SHARE at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Wednesday, Sept 8, 7 – 9:30 pm with facilitator and Reiki Master Diane DelPiano. This is an opportunity for practitioners of Reiki to get together and practice their skills. Call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

THE HEALING ART OF JOURNAL WRITING at The Center, (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 23, 9:00 – 10:30 am with facilitator Beth Miller. Cost: $60. (Class will not meet on Oct. 9th). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, Sept. 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $125 includes all materials. Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that is used for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration and certification in Reiki Level I are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

PHOTOGRAPHY OPENING EXHIBIT FEATURING THE WORK OF MARY PAYNE McCARTHY at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Sunday, Sept. 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This exhibit will be on display at The Center through Sept. 30.

GENTLE YOGA at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500 – Mondays – Sept. 13 – Oct. 4, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

CHI YOGA NOSIS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesdays, Sept. 14 – Oct. 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, with instructor Connie Heagerty. (Combines T’ai Chi, Hatha Yoga and Guided Meditation.) Cost: $60. (Five 1 hour sessions) Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $15.00 per class.

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45.00. This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise motivation hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GENTLE YOGA FOR FIFTIES PLUS at The Center (1 Hoffman St.) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Wednesdays, Sept. 15 – Oct. 6th, 1:30 -3:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

SELF HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Sept. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 40.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

CORE STABILITY PHYSIO BALL CLASSES at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Dr. Danielle Ryan, Chiropractor: Wednesdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cost: $72.00 for 6 week series. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop-ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

WINE AND WELLNESS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Friday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with the theme “Viva La France!” Includes choice wine tasting and gourmet delights sponsored by Swifty’s, and choice of 3 mini-services. Cost: $50. Reservations are required. Call 315.704.0319 for more information.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL III at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $350 includes all materials. Reiki Level III is a Master/Teacher Level class. The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration and certification in Reiki Level I and II are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to stop smoking. Cost: $45 includes CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Oct. 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 45.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm by Curt
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Forget to Take a Vacation? Couldn’t Get Away?
Try an Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake Cruise

Fall may be fast approaching, but there’s still time to enjoy the water.

Mid-Lakes Navigation has a variety of late-summer and early fall cruises to suit every taste and budget.

“This time of year is one of the most beautiful out on the water,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “The mood is different. The pace is slower. The golden days and crisp nights—and the time to be adventurous and explore—make for an unforgettable experience.”

Among the upcoming cruises offered by Mid-Lakes Navigation are:

• Syracuse to Buffalo, Sept. 1-3, Sept. 16-18 and Oct. 1-3. Buffalo to Syracuse, Sept. 4-6 and Sept. 19-21. Follows the route of Clinton’s Ditch through farmlands and villages, aboard the Emita II. $659 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Glen Haven Excursion, Sept. 5. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, departing from the Skaneateles dock and continuing to the south end of Skaneateles Lake. $50 adults/$38 children includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet.

• Syracuse to Amsterdam, Sept. 10-11. Amsterdam to Syracuse, Sept. 12-13. Follows Oneida Lake and the Mohawk River, aboard the Emita II. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Full Moon Cruise on Skaneateles Lake, Sept. 23. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, with “moon music” and romance in the air. $12 per person.

• Syracuse to Seneca Falls, Sept. 24. All-day cruise on the Emita II, featuring a visit to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and/or the National Women’s Rights Hall of Fame. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., departing from Dutchman’s Landing. $95 per person includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and return transportation.

• Seneca Falls to Oswego, Sept. 25-26. Two-day cruise aboard the Emita II, traveling along the Cayuga-Seneca, Erie and Oswego canals. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Oswego to Syracuse, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All-day cruise on the Emita II, featuring a visit to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, on Lake Ontario. $95 per person includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and return transportation.

• Buffalo to Rochester, Oct. 4-5. Two-day cruise aboard the Emita II. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

Sightseeing, dinner, take-out and brunch cruises continue on Skaneateles Lake through Oct. 2. Beginning Sept. 1, sightseeing cruises will leave at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que dinner cruises, at 5 p.m. Tuesdays; dinner cruises, at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; and brunch cruises, at noon Sundays.

U.S. Mailboat cruises, which run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, end Sept. 7.

Reservations are suggested for most cruises. For more information, call 315-685-8500 or go to http://www.midlakesnav.com.

Posted: Monday, August 23rd, 2010 @ 8:03 pm by Curt
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