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Lourdes Camp Skaneateles Lake

This summer is our 66th consecutive year at Ten Mile Point on the Eastern Shore of Skaneateles Lake, following 21 years at Morning Star Manor on Little York Lake. The camp has 100 acres of land enhanced by large shade trees, sprawling lawns, surrounding hills and Ten Mile Creek, in addition to 1,500 feet of lakefront. There are 18 cabins, a main lodge, infirmary, chapel, dining hall, canteen, boathouse and modern bathrooms.

The mission of Lourdes Camp, which is under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, is to provide an opportunity for youngsters to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially in a wholesome, caring, outdoors environment. It is a learning experience filled with fun and excitement, available to boys and girls of all faiths between the ages of 7 and 14.

Ten Mile Point
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone Numbers
Business Office: (315) 424-1812
Summer Office: (315) 673-2888    (6/28-8/22)

Posted: Sunday, June 29th, 2008 @ 3:27 pm by Curt
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Tim Green, Julie Abbott to Emcee Skaneateles Arts Council’s Annual Gala

Skaneateles, NY – Tim Green, attorney, author, television commentator and former NFL Football
player, and Julie Abbott, former co-host of “Bridge Street With Rick & Julie” and television anchor,
will emcee the Skaneateles Area Arts Council’s fourth annual summer gala, A Mid-Summer
Night’s Dream. The gala is on Sunday, July 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the shore at the beautiful lakeside
estate of Stella Maris Retreat Center, a former Roosevelt mansion. The event features cocktails, dinner,
and a concert by the lake with singer/songwriters Benjamin and Sally Taylor and David Saw.


Posted: Saturday, June 28th, 2008 @ 5:42 am by Curt
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Sherwood Inn Rhythm, Blues & BBQ July 27, 2008

The Sherwood Inn will host its fourth annual Rhythm, Blues & BBQ Festival Sunday on the west lawn, featuring the Joe Whiting Band, with special guest Mark Doyle, and The Mere Mortals. Food (barbeque ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and beer) starts at 1 p.m.; music starts at 3 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.thesherwoodinn.com or call 315-685-3405.

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2008 @ 7:37 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Polo for Opera

Skaneateles Polo for Opera – July 25 and 27, 2008

The 15th annual Alan Byer Volvo Polo for Opera fund-raiser for Syracuse Opera also takes place that weekend, with a Summer Soiree Friday evening at the Skaneateles Country Club ($150 per person) and a polo match Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Skaneateles Polo Club (preferred seating, including meal and drinks, $75; general admission $10). For more information, go to http://www.syracuseopera.com or call 315-475-5915.

Annual Fundraiser to benefit Syracuse Opera (more…)

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2008 @ 7:26 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Welcomes Antique and Classic Boat Show During Fun-Filled Weekend, July 25-27, 2008

From antique and classic boats, to polo and opera, to blues and barbecue—Skaneateles has it all during the last weekend of July.

Antique and Classic Boat Show – July 25-27

The Antique and Classic Boat Show, hosted by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with displays on water and land (in Clift Park), musical entertainment, and activities for the entire family.

Among the land displays will be one depicting a slice-of-life from the early 1940s, when the boats were popular.

The backdrop of the display—created by FLC member Arnie Rubenstein—is an 8-foot-square photo of the Skaneateles Boat Co. and its staff members, marking production of the 1,000th Comet sailboat. A workbench in front of the photo contains a 1941 telephone, a 1941 radio and a mannequin dressed as one of the boat company’s craftsmen. Visitors who pick up the phone will hear gossip about costs of the day. The radio station will be “tuned” to five channels—one with a recording of the news bulletin announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor, two with period music, and two with old radio shows. The display will be on view in the lobby of M&T Bank, 33 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, for a few weeks prior to the show. Following the show, it will be donated to the Skaneateles Historical Society.

This year’s boat show poster—featuring Lightning sailboats and a 1930s-vintage Chris-Craft Runabout—was developed around a watercolor painting by Rochester artist Paul Allen Taylor. Taylor is a self-taught painter whose seascapes and landscapes have won acclaim for their bold, clean colors and impressionistic style. Copies of the poster will be sold at the Lightning Regatta (July 4-6 at the Skaneateles Country Club) and the Antique and Classic Boat Show; in addition, Taylor will autograph copies at Mid-Lakes Navigation during the July 4 First Friday art night. The original painting will be sold through silent auction, with a $700 reserve.

The show gets under way Friday afternoon, with the local Sea Scouts announcing the arrival of each exhibiting boat with a bosun’s pipe. Additional highlights of the show include the parade of boats (Saturday at 3 p.m.), historical village tours, children’s activities, and displays by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2008 @ 7:19 am by Curt
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