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Friday, July 16 Edgy Folk & Friends w/ NOS not otherwise specified
at 8:00 PM. An ongoing series of music evenings hosted by Jon Peterson’s EDGY FOLK
(Donna Dennihy & GD Bower) and regional New York songwriters. Cash wine/beer bar
with proper I.D. $6 at the door. Auburn Public Theater visit
Friday & Saturday, July 16 & 17 Avatar (Blu-ray) playing at the Auburn Public
Cinema 7/16 shows at 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM; 7/17 8:00 PM 4 advance; $5 door visit

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 @ 6:45 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Welcomes Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25

Antique and classic boats from Florida, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland and Indiana will soon make their way to Skaneateles. As will a 1956 Lyman from Harrisburg, Pa., towed by a 1956 Buick, and a rare 1913 Matthews launch with its original Scripps engine, owned by one of four exhibitors from New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong.

They are among the 80 or so preserved and restored wooden boats that will be on display at Skaneateles’ Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event. Highlights include:

• Boat parade and fly-by, 3 p.m. Saturday

• Four concerts

• Raffle drawings

• Children’s activities

• A display of antique model boats

• Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 32nd annual show, and the 16th year it has been held in Skaneateles. Admission is free.

The show is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by M&T Bank.
Contributing sponsors are the Sherwood Inn, Hagerty Insurance and Lisa’s Chart Art. Media sponsors are WRVO-FM, the Scotsman Press, Time Warner Cable and Group M Communications.

The event runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible.

Welcoming and Judging of Boats

From 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, as each exhibiting boat approaches the dock, it will be welcomed by a member of the Sea Scouts, blowing his bosun’s whistle.

Boats will run the gamut from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Musical Entertainment

Free musical entertainment will be provided each day.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band will give a special concert at 4 p.m. Friday. The 38-member band, the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (M) of the New York Army National Guard, will perform in a variety of musical styles, ranging from patriotic to Latin and rock to pop.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Skaneateles Community Band will give its weekly concert.

Bone and Doolittle will perform noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Soda Ash Six will perform noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Raffles and Silent Auction

First prize in this year’s raffle is a custom water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y. The piece, laser-etched into Baltic birch wood and framed in cherry, is valued at $1,000.

To create her three-dimensional wall charts, artist Lisa Miglioratti etches water depths into the wood in gradients proportional to their charted depths, then dyes the water areas a light blue.

“I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the water, lakes, oceans and rivers,” Miglioratti says. “My background as an IT professional and love of the water make this work a labor of love.”

Other raffle prizes are:

• An overnight stay at the Inn of the Finger Lakes and dinner for two at Moro’s Table

• A cocktail cruise for four on an antique boat

• A dinner cruise for two aboard the Judge Ben Wiles

• A framed poster from the 2010 Antique and Classic Boat Show

• A scuba diving class and gear rental

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds support the Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Additionally, a silent auction will be held for the original artwork depicted in this year’s poster. The watercolor of Skaneateles Lake was created by Ed Levine, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

Children’s Activities

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while their parents admire the displays and learn about the boats’ heritage, children can participate in activities designed especially for them.

• Toy wooden boats will be available for painting and can be floated in a pool by the tent.

• Doug’s Fish Fry has donated 100 copies of its coloring book for children to enjoy.

For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 @ 12:26 pm by Curt
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The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining Skaneateles residents with a free concert at Austin Park for several years. This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 7 PM.

May 20, 2010
On July 28, 2010 the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will return to Skaneateles for the 32nd year to present the annual Sounds of Summer performance.  This concert is a tradition for many Skaneateles residents who bring picnics to enjoy while listening to the sounds of the Symphony.  Last year, over 2,500 residents enjoyed the performance in Skaneateles.

I write to request that the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Skaneateles.


Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm by Curt
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1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
P: 315.704.0319
F: 315.704.0160

Date: Mondays, July 5th – August 9th Time: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Instructor: Christine Bartolotta. Cost: $ 48.00 (for 6 weeks). Drop in fee $10.

This six-week class offers calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience!

Date: Thursdays, July 8th – Aug 12th, Time: 9:00 – 10:00AM
Instructor: Beth Loomis, Cost: $72.00 [6 weeks]
This workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and practice the art of pilates which combines the power of the mind and body to improve posture, balance, muscle tone and strength. Participants are asked to bring their own pilates mats 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick. Drop-ins welcome, $15.00 per class.

Date: Wednesday, Jul 7th – Aug 11 Time: 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Instructor: Amy Mahunik Cost: $ 48.00 (for 6 weeks). Drop-in Fee $10
This six-week class offers calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience!

Date: Fridays, July 9 – Aug 13th, Time: 9:00 – 10:00AM
Instructor: Amy Mahunik, Cost: $48.00 [for 6 weeks] Drop-in fee $10
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one – of – a – kind fitness experience.

Date: Monday, July 12th, Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT, Cost: $40.00
Learn what hypnosis is, how it works and experience a stress – reduction hypnosis.

Date: Tuesday, July 13th, Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45.00
This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use.

Date:Tuesday, July 13th, Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Instructor: Diane DelPiano, R.N., CNHP, Reiki Master
An opportunity for practioners of Reiki to get together and practice their skills.

Date: Saturday, July 17th, Time: 10:00AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT, Cost: $110.00 includes $35.00 materials fee
This introductory 3 hour workshop is designed for pre-school to second grade teachers. Yogacize combines yoga poses, creative movement and creative drama with breathing, relaxation and visualization exercises in a fun and engaging format.
A former student of Connie’s yogacize class states: I love using yogacize in my classroom and my kids look forward to it everyday! The stategies I learned are perfect when my students need a brain break! Connie had a variety of techniques and strategies to use with a wide range of students.” ..MF, Syracuse

Date: Wednesday, July 21st, Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Instructor: Ron Van Nostrand
Ron leads drumming circles at the Center each month..Please call ahead of time to reserve your place.

Date: July 21st, Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Instructor: Renee Jensen, LAc. Cost:$25.00
If you have ever wondered about acupuncture, this is the event for you! Introduction to Acupuncture is intended to help you learn more about how this ancient treatment can assist you with a natural healing process, help you relax, and to relieve stress. Individuals will have an opportunity to experience a 20 minute mini- acupuncture session and enjoy light refreshments. You may arrive anytime between 5 & 7 PM. Reservations appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

Date: Friday, July 23rd, Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Open Event, Cost: $50.00 Register early space is limited!
Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening that includes:
Wine Tasting & Gourmet Delights with the theme of celebrating America
Choice of 3 mini- Wellness/Beauty Services
Special Savings on Future Services, gift shop items and more!
Plan ahead.. Wine & Wellness is offered the 4th Friday each month.
Thank you Swifty’s for sponsoring the wine tasting for this event

Date: Tuesdays, July 27th – Aug 31st, Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT, Cost: $72.00 [Six 1 hour sessions]
A combination of Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga and Guided Visualization/Self Hypnosis. We honor drop-ins. Drop-in fee is $15.00 per class.

Date: Tuesday, July 27th, Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT, Cost: $45.00 Includes CD for Home use
This group workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to cease smoking. You wll undergo a group hypnosis cessation and be given a CD to use at home as a follow-up to reinforce your hypnosis experience. If you are ready to take control and give up smoking this is the workshop for you!

Date: Thursdays, July 29th – Aug. 19th Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Instructor: Christine Bartolotta Cost: $32.00 [for 4 weeks] Drop-in fee $10
This class offers calorie-burning, body – energizing, awe – inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythm and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience.

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm by Curt
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Imagine That… Gallery Opens Show by Thaddeus Chapman July 2

Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will showcase the work of Tully artist Thaddeus Chapman throughout the month of July. The show opens July 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., during the village’s First Friday art night. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

Although Chapman considers himself a portrait painter, many of the works he will be exhibiting feature scenes of Skaneateles, including the Judge Ben Wiles, a view of the village from the pier, Skaneateles Lake as seen from East Lake Road, and Fennell Street on Memorial Day.

Chapman’s paintings are created using gouache on paper—a process that involves applying layers of water-based paint to a very thin rice paper, which then absorbs the paint and becomes a part of the artwork.

“I use a lot of water and color to build up the dimension of a painting,” says Chapman, who describes his style as impressionistic.

Before Chapman starts to paint, he takes reference photographs of his subject and develops drawings from them. He has completed custom pieces ranging from portraits of pets to pictures of houses, families and celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.

An illustration of his appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of Making Music magazine. His works also have been on view at Armory Square’s Freedom of Espresso coffee shop and at the Sugarpearl coffee shop on Burnet Avenue.

Chapman is a 2004 graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. This is his first gallery show.

Imagine That… opened last July, and in March the gallery welcomed Imagine to their new combined location. “The combination of gallery and jewelry store has been a great success thus far, and sharing the family business is a joy,” says Imagine That…. owner Sarah Panzarella.

Her father, Joe Panzarella, owner of Imagine, is equally pleased with the metamorphosis of Imagine and Imagine That… into a single entity. “We had no idea they would work so well together,” he says. “When we put them together, we got the ‘wow’ factor.

“Our customers love the space, the view, the feel. They come not only to purchase art, but also to appreciate the wide variety of works and talent on display. They enjoy the entire atmosphere.

“At Imagine, we had always talked about having gallery shows, but we never had the room to stage them,“ he says. “This location gives us that space, and has allowed us to expand into fine art, ceramics, fiber, and additional glass and woodworking. In addition, customers now benefit from the aesthetic tastes of two buyers, instead of just one.”

Imagine That… is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the gallery at 685-6264.


Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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