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Fun Fact about Syracuse & Onondaga County …. did you know …..

…that originally part of the township of Marcellus, the town of Skaneateles separated and established its independence on February 26, 1830 with the village, at the north end of Skaneateles Lake, incorporating on April 19, 1833. Early agriculture in the area was centered on dairy and grain and by 1850, the village and its surrounding hamlets had begun producing wool cloth, mill machinery, carriages, sleighs, paper, bricks, ironwork and farm implements. The cultivation of the teasel, a natural burr used to raise the nap on woven wool, spurred the economy of Skaneateles until the middle of the twentieth century. Also well known canoes, motor launches and sailboats, including the Lightning and the Comet, were hand crafted in Skaneateles between 1876 and 1945.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

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Posted: Friday, October 1st, 2010 @ 11:59 am by Curt
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Tuesday, August 31 Tuesday Night music sessions at Auburn Public Theater (APT),
108 Genesee St., Auburn 7:30 PM A weekly evening of regional and national talent, and
featured acts. Door prize, a light snack menu & wine/beer with I.D. $2 at the door at.
www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669
Thursday, September 1 – 18 “Man of La Mancha” at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Evening & matinee performances For tickets and more information (315) 255-1785 or 1
(800) 457-8897 online at www.merry-go-round.com
Thursday, September 1 Skaneateles Farmers Market 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the
Skaneateles Community Center parking lot, 97 State St.
Wednesday, September 1 – Saturday, September 4 Skaneateles Festival

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:56 pm by Curt
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Fall Fest 2010
October 1, 2, & 3, 2010
Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber’s Tourism Committee
 First Friday, October 1: Featuring events at the following locations:
o Gallery 54 – “Ravens ‘n Autumn. Food, drinks and music (tentative). On Saturday Gallery 54 will
feature the work of Joanne Balfour from noon – 4 pm. Joanne is an historical theorem painter. On
Sunday at the Gallery Amy Bartell will be displaying and demoing her collage art.
o Imagine That will be featuring the work of Syracuse Landscape painter Karen Burns. On Saturday
and Sunday they will be holding a fundraiser during the Fall Fest. It will be a silent auction of artists
work to benefit Craft Emergency Relief Fund (C.E.R.F.) Bidding begins on Sat at 10 AM and ends
Sun at 6 PM.
 Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. (2 miles north of Skaneateles) glass pumpkin blowing
demonstrations Oct 1 – 3 Friday 4 – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. This is
really something special to see!
 Creekside will have special sale merchandise displayed, Pumpkin Latte samples and will be offering
Pumpkin Painting and Halloween Henna Tattoos under a tent outside, weather permitting. We are also
planning a music venue and special Oktoberfest beer special on Saturday evening
 The Sherwood Inn Fall Fest will be Sunday, Oct 3 Noon – 6 pm, featuring live music, Saranac beer &
Oktoberfest type food. Beak and Skiff will also be on hand with their apple products and wine.
 Look for the yellow mums at participating businesses. They may have sales/discounts/refreshments.
 Mid-Lakes Navigation will be having its final weekend of cruises on Skaneateles Lake. Friday and Saturday
sightseeing (2 pm) and dinner cruises (5pm) available. Call 315-685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com.
 Merchants and Professional business owners in the Village (real estate, financial, law, restaurants, retail,
etc.) are wanted for the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Simply carve your pumpkin (or get some creative
person to do it for you), display it in front of your store the week of October 1 – 8. A judge (with artistic
background) will choose the winner. The winner will be photographed and recognized in the paper and
Chamber publications. Simply call 685-0552 or e-mail csearing@skaneateles.com if you would like your
pumpkin judged. Please consider putting a battery operated candle in the jack-o-lantern and turn
them on at night, for a spectacular display!
 The Skaneateles Press will be doing a Fall Festival-related coloring contest.
 The Skaneateles Nursery School is having their annual BIG TRUCKS event at Saunders Quarry on Sunday,
Sunday, October 3 from 10 am – 4 pm.
 If anyone would like to help decorate the Gazebo for Fall Fest just show up at 8:30 AM on
Wednesday, September 15th or email csearing@skaneateles.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:52 pm by Curt
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Grammie’s Pantry Hosts Tea-Tasting Aug. 27, 2008

Want to learn more about the health benefits of tea, and experience new flavors and tastes from around the world?

Then check out the tea-tasting Aug. 27 at Grammie’s Pantry Tea Room and Gift Shop, 1126 Woodworth Road, Skaneateles. The program, which will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Linda Smith, founder and owner of Divinitea, one of the nation’s first all-organic tea companies.

Smith will speak on “What You Ever Wanted to Know About Teas and Health But Were Afraid to Ask.” Eight teas will be sampled, including white tea, green tea, black tea, Oolong, Rooibos (South Africa), Yerba Mate (South America) and other herbals. Also featured will be iced teas and autumn teas.

The program includes a “cream tea”—scones, lemon curd, Devonshire cream, fruit cup marinated in sherry cream sauce, cheese spread and crackers.

Cost is $15, and reservations are requested. To reserve your spot, call 636-8111 by Aug. 25, 2008

We are located 11 miles south of the village of Skaneateles, New York on the East side of beautiful Skaneateles Lake.                                                       

Take Route 41 south to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 of a mi. to the little red schoolhouse on the right.

Our address is Grammie’s Pantry                                       

1126 Woodworth Rd. Skaneateles,N.Y. 13152

Our phone number is (315) 636-8111 and fax (607) 749-6434

Our E-mail address is grammiespantry2@aol.com

       From Syracuse, N. Y. at Ononadaga Hill, take Rt. 175 west to Rt. 20 in Skaneateles. turn right on to Rt. 20 go to first signal light turn left onto Rt. 41 south 11mi. to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 and Grammie,s is the Little Red School House on your right.

     From Syracuse, N. Y. at I 690 and I 695. Take I 695 South then West to the end at Rt. 5, turn right onto Rt. 5 West go to second signal light at Rt. 321 (Bennetts Corners) Turn left on Rt. 321 stay on Rt. 321 to the end in the village of Skaneateles and Rt. 20. Turn left onto Rt. 20 go to the next signal light at Rt. 41. Turn right onto Rt. 41 go South 11mi. to Woodworth Rd. turn right and go 3/10 mi. and Grammies is the Little Red Schoolhouse on your right.


Posted: Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm by Curt
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