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life_happens_skaneatelesApr 22, 2009   ”Life Happens” Planning Day
A “Life Happens” Planning Day at the Skaneateles Recreaton Center will give you the opportunity to ask questions. Advisors from M&T Bank, Wells Fargo, Chipman Insurance and Long Term Care Associates will cover Investment Planning, Reverse Mortgage, Medicare (and how it relates to your future health care) as well as Long Term Care Planning Options will be presented.
Date:   April 22, 2009
Time:   10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:   Skaneateles Community Center,
97 State Street
Skaneateles,  NY 13152
Contact:   (800) 422-2655
Email:   inquiries@custom-accounting-services.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 22, 2009
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2009 @ 3:55 pm by Curt
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easter egg huntEaster Egg Hunt in Clift Park by the Gazebo

Saturday April 11th
10:00 am

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 11 at 10 am by the Gazebo in Skaneateles.
This event is sponsored by the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information call: 685-0552

Posted: Sunday, March 29th, 2009 @ 5:08 pm by Lynn
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Thom FiliciaAn Evening with Celebrity Thom Filicia

Date: April 30, 2009
Time: 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM

Anyela’s Vineyards
2433 West Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY

Laura’s List and the Syracuse University College of Visual and
Performing Arts present THOM FILICIA STYLE Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms.
You’ll Love this exclusive reception which features Thom Filicia, one of the
nation’s foremost interior designers, who rocketed to success as the design
expert of the Fab Five quartet on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
This special two hour event will be held at Anyela’s Vineyards,
2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY. The event includes: a
conversation with Thom Filicia, book-signing, cocktail reception
catered by the Sherwood Inn, delectable desserts by She Takes the Cake,
and an espresso bar provided by Creekside Books & Coffee.
Tickets are $50 and may be purchased in Skaneateles at Bijou Salon, 6 Jordan St.,
Creekside Books and Coffee ,35 Fennell St. or at laurasbooklist.com using paypal.
Limited Tickets Available.

Posted: Sunday, March 29th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm by Lynn
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local quilter\'s project

Skaneateles resident Patty Elkovitch, whose “Lady of the Lake Baskets” quilt design is featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler, learned recently that another of her designs, “French Floral,” is featured in the March/April issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine.


Elkovitch, a staff member and teacher at Patchwork Plus Quilt & Yarn Shop in Marcellus, submitted “French Floral”—an adaptation of a flower design from the 1930s made in Baldwinsville—to Love of Quilting almost two years ago. The fact that the designs are appearing back-to-back—bringing national acclaim to both the designer and the quilt shop—is happy coincidence.


“Patty is a treasure—I’m so glad her talent is being recognized by not one but two magazines,” says Patchwork Plus owner Judi West. “Patty has an amazing knowledge of textiles and quilt history and is very willing to share this with everyone. I love to eavesdrop when she is working with a customer because I know I will learn something new, either about an old design or fabric, or a tip to make a project go together easier.”


“Lady of the Lake Baskets,” co-designed with Skaneateles Falls resident Judy Sheridan, is described by Elkovitch as a juxtaposition of two patterns: the Lady of the Lake block, dating back to the 1830s, and a pieced basket block. Once the design was accepted for publication, Elkovitch and Sheridan had three weeks to construct the finished quilt – Elkovitch did the machine quilting; Sheridan compiled the pattern and instructions for the print. The design appears in the upcoming issue of Quilt Sampler, on sale May 12, in which Patchwork Plus is one of 10 shops profiled from across the United States and Canada.


Elkovitch has been affiliated with Patchwork Plus since its inception in the late ‘80s and currently teaches a hands-on class there in textile history, “Historical Threads,” offered the last Monday of each month, March through August, noon to 4 p.m. She notes that “there are a lot of talented quilters in this area,” and that Patchwork Plus often feels like a “fabric bar,” where salespeople and customers have come to know each other well.


“Quilting is an art that anyone can enjoy – it’s a real pleasure,” she says, noting that first creations can be highly skilled and “it doesn’t necessarily take years of training.” She describes the design process as “stepping back and asking ‘what if.’ What if I changed this, moved that, changed the color?”


Elkovitch, who earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Wells College and a master’s degree in museum studies from Syracuse University, has been making and designing quilts for more than 30 years.


She has exhibited at numerous festivals and invitational shows, including the Houston International Quilt Festival, the Shelburne (Vt.) Museum, the Inland Empire Quilt Guild Show in Riverside, Calif., the American Quilter’s Society Show in Padukah, Ken., Quilters Unlimited in Kansas City, and locally at Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn and the Thumbstall Quilt Guild Biannual Quilt Show in Skaneateles.


The “French Floral” quilt is currently on display at Patchwork Plus, 2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (Route 20). “Lady of the Lake Baskets” will go on display in May, when kits and patterns become available.

Release by Sandi Mulconry


Posted: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 @ 5:31 pm by Lynn
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It’s been said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish.


But why limit the celebration to one day?


Throughout the month of March, Grammie’s Pantry Tea Room and Gift Shop, 1126 Woodworth Road, Skaneateles, invites leprechauns and lassies to an Irish Victorian tea.


The “Taste of Ireland” menu includes green scones with homemade lemon curd and Devonshire cream, Irish soda bread, Burgundy fruit cup, Feta cheese spread and crackers, ham and cabbage soup, tea sandwiches, and a lucky lime cheesecake shamrock dessert.


“Life is about making memories, and we promise this will be a good one,” says owner Sue Smith.


The Irish Victorian tea runs March 2-31, Monday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Cost is $19.95. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 636-8111.


Grammie’s Pantry is located 11 miles south of the village of Skaneateles, off Route 41 (East Lake Road). For more information, visit Grammie’s newly designed website, http://www.grammiespantry.com.

Release from Sani Mulconry

Posted: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 @ 5:26 pm by Lynn
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