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Skaneateles Winterfest (7:00 pm)
Winterfest is a service project of  the Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club. This three day event has something for everyone. Winterfest kickoff takes place on Friday evening in Clift Park. A one of a kind, chimney is carved from Ice around a hot fire that illuminates the evening sky while keeping those in attendence warm on a winters night. Other events takes place at various locations throughout the Village.  Some of this years’ events are: Taste of Skaneateles (local restaurants line the streets of Genesee, Fennell and Jordan Street) serving restaurant specialties,  Scavenger hunt throughout the Village Retail Shops,  Annual Polar Bear Plunge (visit Skanpolarbear.com) in Clift Park, Brew Fest, Ice Walk and demonstration, Winter Blast at the YMCA! On Facebook, you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skaneateles-Winterfest/137005469740385

Contact Info : Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club P.O. Box 871 Skaneateles, NY 13021 Email : csearing@skaneateles.com Url:http://www.skaneatelesrotary.org/Skan_Rotary/WinterFest.html 

Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2014 @ 4:22 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Skaneateles Winterfest (7:00 pm)
Winterfest is a service project of  the Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club. This three day event has something for everyone. Winterfest kickoff takes place on Friday evening in Clift Park. A one of a kind, chimney is carved from Ice around a hot fire that illuminates the evening sky while keeping those in attendance warm on a winters night. Other events takes place at various locations throughout the Village.  Some of this years’ events are: Taste of Skaneateles (local restaurants line the streets of Genesee, Fennell and Jordan Street) serving restaurant specialties,  Scavenger hunt throughout the Village Retail Shops,  Annual Polar Bear Plunge (visit Skanpolarbear.com) in Clift Park, Brew Fest, Ice Walk and demonstration, Winter Blast at the YMCA! On Facebook, you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skaneateles-Winterfest/137005469740385

Contact Info : Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club P.O. Box 871 Skaneateles, NY,13152

Email: csearing@skaneateles.com

Url:http://www.skaneatelesrotary.org/Skan_Rotary/WinterFest.html

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Posted: Saturday, January 11th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Bijou girls Freezin’ For A Reason

7 of the brave Bijou girls are for the third time jumping into the Skaneateles frigid lake. Every year, they dress up..this year will not disappoint! Can you imagine 7 loofah body scrubs bouncing in the lake? Oh yes, daring, these girls are! Constructing their costumes out of colored tulle! BUT only if they get to at least $1000! It’s all about the trophy…we had it the first year..then we lost it…They want to reclaim it! Will you help and donate, check out our rewards just for you!

Please join us for this great fundraiser, which will provide needed funds for the Skaneateles Education Foundation, SAVES (Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services) and the Skaneateles Fire Department. You will also be supporting the Sunrise Rotary Club Winterfest, which helps provide family fun and financial support for a variety of community services.

Thank you in advance for any support!

Posted: Saturday, January 11th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Winterfest, Saturday January 28

 

THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

 

(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)

 

Wednesday, January 4

 

PITCH: 5:15 – 6:45 PM Roundtable gathering of Women Entrepreneurs

 

and Women in Business at Custom Business Services, 360 Grant Ave Rd. Auburn. This month’s

 

topic: Share Best Practices & Participate in a Discussion of the value of setting goals for our

 

development and long range success. To register contact Cyndy Ross @ (315) 258-8780 or

 

inquires@custom-accounting-services.com

 

 

Cost: $10.00 Next PITCH Wed., Feb 1.

 

Wednesday, January 4

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

 

Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, January 4

 

MUSIC: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment by “Pinky” at

 

Moro’s Bistro, One Genesee St., Auburn. (315) 282-7772

 

Wednesday, January 4

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment at The

 

Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. For dinner reservations call (315) 252-

 

VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, January 5

 

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM with Joanne Perry. Creekside

 

Coffeehouse

 

, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Friday, January 6

 

FIRST FRIDAY: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Please join Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251

 

Jordan Rd as they start off the New Year with their First Friday Glassblowing Open Studio Event

 

as they make paperweights. Come on out and see how those colors and shapes inside the

 

paperweight come to be. Light Refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 and

 

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

 

Friday, January 6

 

FIRST FRIDAY: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Frenay & Lenin at Creekside Books &

 

Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Free and open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Friday & Saturday, January 6 & 7

 

MOVIE: El Bulli Cooking in Progress 1/6 @ 1PM & 8 PM;

 

1/7 at 8 PM t

 

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance

 

online $5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.

 

Saturday, January 7

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Butternut Creek at Creekside Books &

 

Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Free and open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, January 7

 

2:00 PM & 8:00 PM The Amazing Kreskin performing at Auburn Public

 

Theater

 

, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. (315) 253-6669 www.auburnpublictheater.org

 

Wednesday, January 11

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

 

Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, January 11

 

MUSIC: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment by “Pinky” at

 

Moro’s Bistro, One Genesee St., Auburn. (315) 282-7772

 

Wednesday, January 11

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment at The

 

Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. For dinner reservations call (315) 252-

 

VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, January 12

 

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Friday, January 13

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dave Ball at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

 

Fennell St. Free and open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, January 14

 

FUNDRAISER: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pasta Dinner, cakewalk and basket

 

raffle fundraiser, to send Mia Grasso & Natalie Condon 0n an educational trip to England and

 

France in the of summer of 2012 with People to People.

 

St. James Church, 96 E. Genesee St.

 

Cost $5.00/person; 4 and under free.

 

Friday & Saturday, January 13 & 14

 

MOVIE: Sarah’s Key 1/13 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 1/14 at 8 PM

 

Auburn Public Theater

 

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online

 

$5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.

 

Saturday, January 14

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dick Eldridge & Daughter at Creekside

 

Books & Coffee

 

, 35 Fennell St. Free and open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, January 18

 

WOMEN’S EVENT: Women TIES Greater Syracuse program,

 

“Thinking Differently in 2012” featuring Monica D. Johns, President Clarity Management

 

Consulting. Cost $29/person includes promotional table display, strategic networking, lunch,

 

program & sales. Craftsman Inn, 7300 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Please make reservations by

 

January 16 at

 

http://womenties.com/events.cfm#Event190

 

Thursday, January 19

 

WINE TASTING: 7:00 PM Winter Wine tasting series at the Skaneateles

 

Library, Upstairs in Library Hall featuring Italian wines. Reservations required by calling (315)

 

685-5135

 

www.skaneateleslibrary.org

 

Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21

 

MOVIE: The Help 1/20 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 1/21 at 8 PM t

 

Auburn Public Theater

 

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online

 

$5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.

 

Tuesday, January 24

 

HISTORY: 7:30 PM at The Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St.,

 

Kihm Winship will tell the story of Rachel Bulley Trump, in a talk illustrated with her paintings as

 

well as photographs from the Trump family’s personal collection, taken during their summers on

 

Skaneateles Lake.

 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The Hospice Thrift Shop will

 

be closed on Wednesday & Thursday, January 4 & 5. Reopening

 

on Wednesday January 11 from Noon – 4:00 PM; and Thursday, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

 

Mid-Lakes Navigation Co

 

will participate in the New York Boat Show to take place at the Javits

 

Center in Manhattan January 4 – 8. On display as part of the Canal Corporation’s exhibit will be

 

the Canadice, a 33-foot-long Lockmaster canal boat from the Mid-Lakes fleet. Brian U.

 

Stratton, director of the New York State Canal Corporation. “Their participation, and the

 

presence of the Canadice on the convention center floor, will have a major impact on the

 

success of our exhibit and generating traffic for the New York State Canal System in the 2012

 

navigation season. (315) 685-8500 online at

 

www.midlakesnav.com

 

Bijou Hair Salon,

 

6 Jordan St has been awarded the distinct honor of being named one of the

 

top 200 salons based on growth by Salon Today magazine. The magazine will be released in

 

January & the winners in additional categories will be announced. An awards ceremony will be

 

held in New Orleans, January 2012! Congratulations Bijou, you are truly an asset to the

 

Skaneateles Community! (315) 685-1300

 

AARTS Information Company

 

is pleased to announce Elizabeth Scott Boudreau will be

 

returning to NYC to participate on the Winter Antiques Show January 19 – 29, 2012 at the 67

 

th

 

Street Armory. As an 18

 

th and 19th century expert of English furniture and decorative arts, she

 

will be at Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd booth. One of the great shows for over fifty years, almost one

 

billion dollars of art and antiques are on display with approximately 70 dealers. Elizabeth has

 

participated in this show for over 20 years with various prestigious dealers.

 

Skaneateles YMCA announce winter swim programs:

 

 

The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center offer various levels of group swim lessons

 

including Parent & Child, preschool, and private. Our new session starts the first week of

 

January 2012. Swim lessons are given on Fri & Sat mornings, Tuesday late morning, T/TH

 

evenings and afternoon classes are available on Mon & Weds. What a great Christmas

 

present for anyone on your list! For additional information on class times;

 

http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/swim-lessons/ Call today to register for a class: 685-

 

2266

 

 

Red Cross WSI Instructor Course is being offered at the Skaneateles YMCA, Monday

 

evenings 6-9:30 pm starting Jan 9. Cost $245 For additional information on class times;

 

http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/aquatic-certifications/ Call today to register for a

 

class: 685-2266

 

 

Masters and Masters Lite Swim programs are available at the Skaneateles YMCA. Visit

 

www.auburnymca.org

 

 

or call (315) 685-2266 for details.

 

SALES:

 

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

 

Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at

 

the

 

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays

 

only! (315) 252-8463 or

 

www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;

 

Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.

 

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or

 

Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

 

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This

 

strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants

 

include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For

 

further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

 

Professional Office Space available at

 

Custom Business Services coop. Excellent opportunity

 

for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all the overhead

 

(Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training room, kitchen

 

access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-8780.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

REOCCURING EVENTS:

 

Thru April

 

 

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

 

Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

 

www.barrowgallery.org.

 

Thru April

 

 

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, or

 

as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop

 

at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts.

 

Beginning Monday, January 2 – February 29

 

 

ART EXHIBIT: Baltimore Woods Nature Center

 

Weeks Art Gallery is pleased to present The Influence of Strata, an exhibit and sale of mixed

 

media collage by Syracuse artist Diana Godfrey in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road,

 

Marcellus, NY this collection of work is open to the public during regular business hours: M-F

 

9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. There is no admission charge to the gallery, and parking is

 

free.

 

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 

 

- Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at

 

Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836

 

First Wednesday of the month

 

 

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support

 

Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30

 

PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at

 

the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

 

Every Wednesday & Thursday

 

 

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17

 

Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The

 

shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of

 

furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home

 

décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any

 

questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

 

Every Saturday

 

 

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-

 

5117.

 

Every Sunday

 

 

4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-

 

3405

 

Have a great day!

 

Candace Searing

 

Administrative Specialist

 

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

 

csearing@skaneateles.com

 

http://www.skaneateles.com

 

(315) 685-0552

 

P.O. Box 199

 

22 Jordan Street

 

Skaneateles, NY 13152

 

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 @ 8:36 pm by Curt
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 Winterfest returns to the Village of Skaneateles on January 29th 2011 organized by the

Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club

• Taste of Skaneateles featuring over 35 vendors. 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Tastings by

Village Bottle Shop, Valentines, Chang Jiang, Tom’s Bootleg BBQ sauce @ Joe’s Pasta

Garage, Talbots, Thistle Dew, Skaneateles Bakery, Sherwood Inn, Running Food @

Valentines, Rhubarb, Riddler’s, Red Rooster Pub @ Skaneateles Town Square, Patisserie,

Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., Mark’s Pizzeria, Kabuki, Johnny Angel’s, Joelle’s French Bistro

@ Fleur de lis Florist, Joe’s Pasta Garage, Fleur de lis Florist, Essential Health Solutions @

Creekside, Doug’s Fish Fry, Creekside Books & Coffee, Bluewater Grill, blue Danube, Beak

& Skiff @ blue Danube & White Sleigh, Anyela;s Vineyards @ Creekside, Mirbeau Inn &

Spa @ Gallinger USA, 4 Tin Fish Farm @ blue Danube, Riddlers, White Sleigh, Moro’s

Table @ Imagine THAT, Savoir Fare Specialty Baking by Dina Sakal @ Bijou, Vermont

Green Mountain, Lockwood Farms @ Creekside, Heart n Hand @ Skaneateles Town

Square. Tickets $15/Individual; $25/couple. Available from any Rotarian.

 Brewfest Inside at Joe’s Pasta Garage (separate charge) & Live music by

Tumbleweed Jones

 Live Music by John Cadley & Cathy Wenthen 12:30 – 2:30 at Creekside

 Wood & Chainsaw carving by Jim Parr, Heart n’ Hand at Skaneateles Town

Square 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

• 2nd annual Polar Bear Plunge 12:30 PM. register at

Spectators welcome. Be on the lookout for appearances by local celebrities.

• Gallery 54 is participating in Winterfest with a painting demonstration by Kathleen

Schneider from 12 pm-3 pm. There will also be a raffle for a $25 gift certificate and

refreshments will be served. Gallery 54 is an artist cooperative at 54 E. Genesee St,

Skaneateles. www.gallery54cny.com Winter hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun

11-5

• The Museum at the Creamery will be open for Winterfest 2011. Come see the ice

sculpture in front of our building, have some hot cocoa, and come in to learn about ice

cutting on Skaneateles Lake and see the tools and saw of the ice cutting industry that

used to flourish here. The gift shop will also be open that day. Hours: 12 PM – 3 PM

• Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 37 W. Genesee Street will be part of a Taste of

Skaneateles this year. The Lutherans will be serving “Just Desserts” between 12:30 and 2

PM. Come enjoy assorted delectable desserts with hot coffee and tea. Try as many as you

like. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a Silent Auction and take a

fabulous dessert home with you. A suggested donation of $4 per person or $15 per family

will be collected at the door.

• Look for Ice Sculptures on display in Clift Park and at 13, 18, 26, 36, 38, 54, 56, 58

Genesee St.; 8, 19, 22, 28, 33, 38, 39 Jordan St., 12 & 61 Fennell St., and 28 Hannum

St.

• Participate in this years’ Scavenger Hunt. Game instructions will be available from

any Taste ticket booth. Great prizes from Greek Peak, Skaneateles Y, Mid-Lakes

Navigation Co. and 1st National Gifts.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 @ 9:21 pm by Curt
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