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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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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

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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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