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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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Joyce Backus

Joyce Backus

Exhibition by Joyce Bond Backus Opens at Imagine That… Gallery Sept. 3

Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature new figurative artwork by Joyce Bond Backus throughout September.

The show opens Sept. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday art night. The longtime Skaneateles-area artist—known for her nature, figurative and whimsical paintings—will be in attendance and available to discuss her work. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

“My recent figure-drawing series combines the tradition of life observation drawing and experimental digital techniques,” says Backus. “I combine multiple hand-drawn images with my digital imagery, handmade paper, hand-written letters and found artifacts. These pieces reflect urban settings, architectural and natural environments.

“Each image created from my life figure drawings becomes a unique work in a series of related themes,” she explains. “My digital techniques have become drawing tools as much as my paintbrush or charcoal stick. I work to create an emotional connection to the art image. I enjoy the psychological element that happens between artist, life model and drawing surface.”

Backus’ jewelry designs are also shown at Imagine That…

Backus works from her home studio in Marietta, where she says she is inspired by “our beautiful area landscapes and my English gardens.”

She earned master’s degrees in illustration and environmental design at Syracuse University and teaches fashion design at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Her art can be viewed at www.joycebackus.com.

Imagine That… 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 the gallery at 685-6264.

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm by Curt
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Tuesday, August 17 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, August 18 The 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series at Noon and Art
Market 11 AM – 2 PM Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. With the music of the
Stephen Lonsky Family. The family has been playing gospel music for 20 years in
churches and the community. Their daughter, Stephanie, is an accomplished musician
and has been part of their ministry for 10 years. They will perform Old Time and
Southern Gospel music on piano, guitar, mandolin with vocals and harmony. This
concert is free and open to the public. Donations accepted (315) 252-0339
Wednesday, August 18 – Saturday August 21 Skaneateles Festival Schedule
Week 2 Baroque and before….
• Wednesday, Special Event: Summer Suite: Villas, Vittles, and Fiddles. 6:30 PM
• Thursday at St. Mary’s of the Lake. 8 PM featuring Lionheart.
• Friday, Prelude Concert: Meet & hear the 2010 Robinson award winner, violinist
Alicia Friedrichs. 7:00 PM
• Friday at the First Presbyterian Church featuring NYS Baroque 8:00 PM
• Saturday at Brook Farm featuring the Festival Chamber Orchestra; and Robert
Moody, conductor 7:30 PM
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
Weekly Update
“Skaneateles Skinny”
• To order tickets online, www.skanfest.org, or order by phone (315) 685-7418
Wednesday, August 18 TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell
St. Free (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com
Thursday, August 19 OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM with Joanne Perry Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com
Thursday, August 19 Skaneateles Farmers Market 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Friday, August 20 Skaneateles Community Band Lakeside in Clift Park 7:00 PM
Bring your own chair or blanket. Rain Place Austin Park Pavilion.
Friday, August 20 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Donna Colton + one Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com
Saturday, August 21 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Sloppy Joes Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com
Saturday, August 21 Skaneateles Farmers Market 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Saturday, August 21 at Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. Singer Songwriter
Phil Henry with percussionist Gary Moon Opening act: Wendy Ramsay, Joanne Perry &
Donna Dennihy 8:00 PM Contact APT at www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-
6669
Sunday, August 22 Borodino Pancake Breakfast, 2500 Nunnery Rd. 8:00 AM – 1 PM.
Sunday, August 22 Lakeside Church Service located in Thayer Park next to St. James
Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St. 10 AM.
Tuesday, August 24 Morris’s Grill, A Skaneateles Landmark: History & Memories” will
feature an overview of its history since 1906, a “Living History” sharing of memories &
local lore about the place, and a dramatic reading of a new poem, “The Ghost of Morris’s
Past.” at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St., sponsored by the Skaneateles Historical
Society. 7:30 PM.
Tuesday, August 24 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, August 25 The 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series at Noon and Art
Market 11 AM – 2 PM Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Pianist, Emmanuel
Ferrara, is the final performer of the 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series. Emmanuel is
well known for his various performances at the Hotel Syracuse, supper clubs, VA
Hospitals, USO shows in Europe, and on the BBC on the island of Malta. He studied
piano privately and at the Syracuse University School of Music. His piano concert will
consist of a selection of songs including classical, popular and show tunes. This concert
is free and open to the public. Donations accepted (315) 252-0339 Last of the summer
concert series until next year!
Wednesday, August 25 FREE Community Concert sponsored by the Skaneateles
Festival at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. featuring the Sylvan Winds
5:30 PM (315) 685-7418 or www.skanfest.org
Wednesday, August 25 – Saturday August 28 Skaneateles Festival Schedule
Week 3 White Nights – The vast sweep of the Russian steppes and soul
• Wednesday, Workshop for Music Students 11 AM
• Thursday, 8 PM at the First Presbyterian Church Featuring Elinor Freer, piano;
Spencer Myer, piano; Sylvan Winds; and Ying Quatet
• Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church 8 PM featuring Spencer Myer, piano;
Sylvan Winds; and Ying Quartet
• Friday at the First Presbyterian Church featuring NYS Baroque 8:00 PM
• Saturday at Brook Farm featuring the Festival Chamber String Orchestra Joshua
Weilerstein, conductor. 7:30 PM
To order tickets online, www.skanfest.org, or order by phone (315) 685-7418
Thursday, August 26 Skaneateles Farmers Market 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Thursday, August 26 Author Louis Profeta MD “The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s
God” 7:00 PM. Creekside Books & Coffee. 35 Fennell St. Free (315) 685-0379 or
www.creeksidebooks.com
Friday, August 27 Skaneateles Community Band Lakeside in Clift Park 7:00 PM
Bring your own chair or blanket. Rain Place Austin Park Pavilion. The Community Band
will be at the Fireman’s Field Days Saturday, September 4 at 3 PM. Watch for
information on the December Holiday Concert in December!
Saturday, August 28 Skaneateles Farmers Market 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Saturday, August 28 Bill Horrace Trio featuring Joe Riposo at Anyelas Vineyards,
2433 West Lake Rd., 4:00 – 7:00 PM (315) 685-3797
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

Posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 @ 4:59 pm by Curt
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Welcome to Central New York’s Premier Labor Day Event!

Before the picnics, parade and fireworks, you’ll get a chance to exercise,
compete and have fun in an unusual and unbelievable series of events
over the holiday weekend. This five-event weekend has something
for all ages of sports enthusiasts and spectators alike.

So check out all the events listed on the left, mark your calendar and plan
to be in Skaneateles for the weekend! We’ll see you in the Village!

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 @ 5:51 pm by Curt
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Wednesday, August 18 The 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series at Noon and Art
Market 11 AM – 2 PM Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. With the music of the
Stephen Lonsky Family. The family has been playing gospel music for 20 years in
churches and the community. Their daughter, Stephanie, is an accomplished musician
and has been part of their ministry for 10 years. They will perform Old Time and
Southern Gospel music on piano, guitar, mandolin with vocals and harmony. This
concert is free and open to the public. Donations accepted (315) 252-0339

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 8:39 pm by Curt
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