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Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 @ 6:48 pm by Curt
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For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Dove
Friday, May 7, 2010 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
315-685-0552
sdove@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Offers Family Fun

Experience the grace and charm of a bygone era, when the historical village of Skaneateles, N.Y., hosts the Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

Displays on land and water will feature some 80 preserved and restored wooden boats, ranging 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.

The show, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors, 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. Admission is free.

“The Antique and Classic Boat Show is an event we look forward to the entire year,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there’s truly something for everyone.”

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

Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible.

Program highlights

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.

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.

Other highlights include:

• A special concert by the 42nd Infantry Band, 4 p.m. Friday

• Music in the Park, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

• Display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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

Boat show poster

This year’s commemorative poster is based on a watercolor by Ed Levine, of Sempronious, N.Y., on the south end of Skaneateles Lake, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

“The painting evokes many enjoyable feelings, such as being on a lake viewing the peaceful surroundings and beauty of the watercraft that pass by,” says Levine, in describing the work. “The image of the Roosevelt House clearly defines the setting as Skaneateles Lake.”

Levine is no stranger to antique boating—while growing up, he developed a deep appreciation for the boats’ design and fine craftsmanship from his uncle, who owned a Chris-Craft. Similarly, he says, he fell in love with Skaneateles in the late ‘80s, when he began spending summers on the lake.

The poster will go on sale June 1 for $10 at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and First National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. The original artwork will be auctioned off at the show.

Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show 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.

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

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Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 @ 8:46 am by Curt
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Hi Skaneateles Suites ,

We wanted to let you know that we are having our Spring Demo Days on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 11am-5pm both days. We will have glassblowing demonstrations, refreshments, and of course, shopping. With graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day coming up we are sure you will find something for that special occasion. We hope you can join us. Please feel free to share this email with a friend.

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

315-685-5091

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 @ 6:58 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles_Marcellus Blog

Skaneateles_Marcellus Blog

Ryan Sheridan has started a new community blog to celebrate the villages we live in and share. You can see his first efforts at Skaneateles Marcellus Blog

Ryan says in his opening comments:

“I’ve always wanted to have a true blog…mostly just to be able to say I have one (not because I am a good wordsmith). I guess it’s a lofty goal, but I will strive for people to not only follow the blog on a regular basis, but also use it. And if you knew me, you would know, I do not like to fail.

Heres a few goals and guidelines for the blog:

1-I would like this to be a hub of information for the Marcellus, Skaneateles, and the surrounding areas. A place where people can go to find information on a restaurant, a hiking trail, or even where to find job openings.

2-My hope is that I will be able to get information out on all the restaurants, shops, small businesses, and all other commerce forms in the region, and sort by category to make it extremely easy to use.

3-Mostly, I just hope to be able to write about my experiences in these towns as I realize how much they have shaped my life today. Most likely more therapeutic than interesting. But whatever.

Oh, and the blog is anonymous because it’s not about us, it’s about these towns. Plus, it’s more fun that way.”

Contact Ryan at ryan.sheridan2@gmail.com

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:24 pm by Curt
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The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce and Skaneateles Lions Club are pleased to invite you to participate in the Skaneateles Charity Golf and Dinner, “Good Deeds and Good Times,” on May 24th at the Skaneateles Country Club.

This year the Chamber and Lions are raising money to eradicate milfoil on Skaneateles Lake, as well as Lions and Chamber Special Projects. This is a very fun tournament for golfers of all skill levels, and the dinner, wine tasting and silent auction is open to everyone – golfers and non-golfers, alike.

Please take a moment and click here to view the registration packet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction items needed.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Chamber office at 685-0552. If you would like a paper invitation mailed to you just give a call or e-mail me, and we will be glad to send one right out. Thank you all for helping us to save our lake, and have fun while doing so!

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 @ 1:10 pm by Curt
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