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Creekside Books & Coffee Presents:
Saturday November 8, 2008 at 1 PM

[Skaneateles, NY]  Creekside Books & Coffee, an independent bookstore and coffeehouse in Skaneateles, is pleased to announce its fourth annual local author day celebration.  Authors include, Dan Roche, Matthew Dunn, Thomas Phillips, Bob Molinari, Rachael Ikins, Barbara Florance and Norman O. Keim. Authors will spend 15 minutes each presenting their work. Following the presentations, enjoy refreshments and time to linger, chat with the authors and get books signed.

“Join us for our fourth annual Local Author Day venue.  It always proves to be a spectacular overview of amazing local talent,” says Erika Davis, owner of Creekside Books and Coffee.  “These people never fail to impress me and their audiences.  Central New York is home to a wide variety of  incredibly talented and giving individuals.” (more…)

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2008 @ 10:49 am by Curt
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Recently we spent an afternoon in Skaneateles, New York. The little village of Skaneateles is nestled on the northern end of Skaneateles Lake which is one of the five largest New York Finger Lakes.Welcome Finger Lakes Living at http://www.fingerlakesliving360.com/ which is a collection of articles from a family who lives here in the Finger Lakes Region o Central New York and loves it.

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Recently we spent an afternoon in Skaneateles, New York. The little village of Skaneateles is nestled on the northern end of Skaneateles Lake which is one of the five largest New York Finger Lakes. This beautiful finger lake is surrounded by country estates which are set back from the water by large gently sloping landscaped lawns.


And have written a book: “Last of the Family Farms”. See for your self at http://www.amazon.com/Last-Family-Farms-James-Ph-D/dp/1419694995/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220313248&sr=1-1


Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2008 @ 10:08 am by Curt
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Hilltop Restaurant and Cedar House Bowling Center

Hello from the Hilltop Restaurant and Cedar House Bowling Center,
      Comedy Night is here once again!  Friday September 26, 2008 Mike Dambra (headliner) and two special guests will be entertaining us with their hilarious and outrageous comedic talents.  The show will take place in the bowling center with a full bar available and cocktail waitresses who will be around to fill your orders so will won’t have to miss a minute of the fun!  Why let the party end there?!  Feel free to dance the night away with music immediately following by DJ Barry.  Show tickets are $8 advanced sale and $10 at door.  Show starts at 7:30pm
Hey, why not enjoy dinner before the show. Bring this mailer with you on Sept. 26 and receive 20% off your bill at Hilltop Restaurant.                           (Offer not valid on take out orders. Must be used on 9/26/08 between the hours of 4pm – 8pm. Not to be combined with any other offers) 

Hilltop Restaurant
813 W Genesee Street Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
(315) 685-0016

Posted: Thursday, September 18th, 2008 @ 10:24 am by Curt
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Skaneateles resident Buzz Shaw leadership videos available on website
Buzz Shaw leadership videos available on website

Effective leaders are adept at resolving conflicts and managing work groups.

If you’d like to hone your skills in either of these areas, check out the new videos available on the website of Skaneateles resident Kenneth A. “Buzz” Shaw, chancellor emeritus of Syracuse University. They can be found at http://whitman.syr.edu/shaw.

“These are two of the most important skills to learn—no leader can be effective without them,” says Shaw, who has spent more than 30 years studying, practicing and writing about leadership. Shaw is now a University Professor at SU and teaches leadership to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The videos, which are unrehearsed and unedited, contain scenarios acted out by Shaw’s graduate students.

In the conflict resolution videos, Shaw outlines a four-step approach to conflict resolution and introduces six conflicts:

• Two graphic artists working in adjoining cubicles meet with their supervisor to discuss one’s playing of loud reggae music, which the other finds distracting.

• An advertising professional has been offered the job of his dreams in Chicago. His partner loves her current job and doesn’t want to relocate.

 • Members of a newspaper’s editorial board reach an impasse over whether to publish a controversial cartoon.

• A college student home on break negotiates with her parents to lift her curfew.

• A salesperson, who believes he is making less than his colleagues, asks his boss for a raise.

• Two roommates—one pre-med, the other a partyer—meet with their residence hall supervisor to discuss their conflicting needs.

In the three mock group videos:

• Group members get acquainted, review their class assignment, agree on ground rules for future meetings and identify a process to select their project.

• A project has been chosen, and members of the team have presented their plans prior to the meeting. At the meeting, conflicts arise over deadlines, the quality of work completed and uncertainty about what’s required.

• The group brainstorms ideas for a marketing plan.

The videos are a companion to the 2009 supplement to “The Intentional Leader” due out Dec. 1 from Syracuse University Press. “The Intentional Leader,” which is often used as a college text, has sold more than 2,200 copies since its publication in 2005. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2008 @ 11:17 am by Curt
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 We encourage you to visit Anyela’s Vineyards in Skaneateles.  http://www.anyelasvineyards.com/Directions.asp
Not only do they have terrific wine to taste, but the view is great and as an added bonus, you can see our landscape images on display throughout the month of September. 
We hope you can make time and, please, drop us an email after your visit. 
Tom and Sue
2172 W. Lake Rd.
Skaneateles, NY 13152


Posted: Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm by Curt
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