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Skaneateles, New York Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, 13152
Officially designated a “Stress Free Zone”, the Village is a storybook of shops, restaurants and of course, Skaneateles Lake. From the Wooden Boat Show to Skaneateles Festival to Charles Dickens Christmas, travelers of all ages will fall in love. Wineries and Vineyards of the Fingerlakes Region are only minutes away, as well as historical museums, galleries and theatre. Relax, you’re in the Village
Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Skaneateles Suites offers a variety of lodging options. Stay at our boutique hotel, bungalow suites, apartments, or in one of our rental vacation homes.
On your weekend getaway or vacation in Skaneateles, visit the shops and restaurants in the Village, walk along Lake Skaneateles, and tour wineries of the Finger Lakes Region. Enjoy!
Relax and unwind in Skaneateles Village, New York. Enjoy stylish accommodations in the Village or on the lakeshore.
Holly Knott is a Finger Lakes, NY artist who could never call just one medium her own. In 2004, she “retired at a young age” from a 17-year career as an interactive systems designer and usability testing specialist in Princeton, NJ, and moved from beautiful Bucks County, PA, to equally beautiful upstate NY so that she could devote 100% of her time to her fine art. She spends her free time working in a wide variety of media, including contemporary art quilts, photography, watercolors, hand-painted furniture, and web/graphic design. She is also co-author of the book “Quilted Garden Delights,” to be released by C&T Publishing in February, 2008. See her “Our book” page for more information.
Inspiration for her work comes from her surroundings, including her love of local colonial and Victorian architecture, cityscapes, rural landscapes, historical sites, cottage gardens, nature, and the enchantment of nearby riverside and lakeside towns.
Holly’s photographs and art quilts have won awards, and her art quilts are exhibited in juried art shows, quilt shows and galleries nationwide. Her work has appeared in several publications, including on the cover of Quilting Arts magazine (June 2005), in Life in the Finger Lakes magazine (Summer 2005), in the new C&T book, “Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts,” the International Quilt Festival’s 2004 Chicago show brochure, and on the cover of 2004 St. John’s University alumni brochure, Conversatio (see images and links below for more information on all of these). She also wrote an article for Quilting Arts magazine, and her art quilts have been included in several slide presentations given by other fiber artists in the U.S. The Alliance for American Quilts included Holly in their “Quilters’ – Save Our Stories” interviews. You can read her interview here.
She holds an A.A.S. in Advertising Design from Mercer County Community College, NJ, where she received scholarships and awards for artistic excellence. She is a member of IQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and the Art Quilters Alliance of New York.
Contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skaneateles resident and career teacher Bob Comenole is the author of five books. He is now completing work on a screenplay, a sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and has written a special five-part serial to be published each Sunday for the holiday season. The chapters will be posted each week below:
Chapter 1: A Forgotten Rose
Chapter 2: A Christmas Bandit
Chapter 3: Colloquy on a Narrow Staircase
Chapter 4: Three Wise Guys & The Little Zippo Girl
Set squarely in the tradition of “A Christmas Carol” and “The Grinch,” this novel follows the adventures of a lonely, homeless woman, a miserable old man, three immigrant families, and a lost boy, all of whom find peace and redemption through a series of unexpected miracles on Christmas Eve. Heart wrenching and rewarding, this is just the tale to put you in the holiday mood. The Long Night of Clement C. Craggogre has that true, rich 19th Century feel.
About the Author
Bob Comenole is the author of “Bushel & Lamp,” a collection of essays and short stories. A winner of the Sinclair Award for Prose, and the Harmon Award for Fiction, Comenole has also written twenty children’s books, including “The Glassblower’s Daughter,” and “The Silversmith of Marblehead.” Comenole has taught writing, rhetoric and literature at Miami University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Geneseo. Currently he teaches at the State University of New York at Cortland. He is completing work on a football novel, “The Kismet of Oblong Objects.”
|Celebrating winter season
Annual Winterfest featuring A Taste of Skaneateles this year, offering samples from local businesses
By Jessica Soule / Skaneateles Journal
An established festival is giving people a taste of Skaneateles while taking in the winter beauty of the area.
The annual Winterfest will include a new feature this year that will incorporate area merchants and businesses with A Taste of Skaneateles.
During Winterfest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2009 area businesses will offer food samples and appetizers. Over the years, a few businesses have attractions to coincide with the festival on the last Saturday of January, but this will be the first time the Sunrise Rotary Club will include these features in their fundraiser.
Winterfest is the group’s primary moneymaker to fund its projects.
This started as a service project to help Skaneateles, something Sunrise President Tom Seeley aims to do with the new feature Taste of Skaneateles.
People can buy tickets for a number of tastings, and walk in the village on Fennell Street, Jordan Road and Genesee Street, sampling dishes along the way.
Creekside did coffee tastings and Village Bottle Shop did a wine tasting last year.
“So this kind of evolved from last year,” Seeley said. “The idea was ‘Let’s try to build it up a little bit.’”
The group will release a list of participating businesses in the coming weeks.
“This is the first year we’ve formally done this,” he said. “The taste concept isn’t new, but this is the first year we’ve attempted to link them all.”
The Winterfest will have its usual attraction, a craft fair and vendor booths lining the Skaneateles Community Center, horses, ice sculptures, and stunt comedian Wacky Chad.
In celebration of the cold season, the festival will include many winter favorite activities. Baltimore Woods is bringing snow shoes for a hike in the woods, and there will be a Siberian huskies sled display. If there is snow, people can have rides on the sleds.
Seeley added that organizers can modify most of these activities in case there’s an unusual warm winter day.
“Certainly having snow makes the Winterfest more exciting … but the focus is to get people come down and celebrate winter in Skaneateles,” Seeley said.
Skaneateles Community Center Family New Year’s Eve Party
Family New Year’s Eve Party
December 31, 2008 4:00pm – 7:00pm
If you think last year’s party was a blast, just wait until this year!
Once again we will turn the clocks back. We will celebrate Midnight at 7:00pm.
Rock n’ Skate, Bumper Cars on ice, Bumper Boats in the water, Waterworks & Slide,
Pool Games, Live D.J., Contests & Prizes
Great Food and New Years Eve party favors for all.
Open to Members and Non-members
Cost per immediate family:
Members before event (registered before 12/30) :$15.00
Members at the door :$20.00
Non-members before event(registered before 12/30 ):$25.00
Non-members at the door: $30
Click here to register for tickets