July 2016
Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
More than 80 antique and classic boats—many restored to their original condition—will be featured at the 38th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 29-31 in Clift Park, Skaneateles.
 
Displays on water and land will range from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats. Visitors are invited to learn about the boats by reading the accompanying placards or talking with owners.
 
The show—one of the most popular in the Northeast—is the inaugural event for Skaneateles’ new ShoreMaster dock system, installed in May by Brinson Marine. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.
 
The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank.
 
Highlights of the weekend include:
 
•  Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; jazz duo Diana Jacobs and Mark Chitambar, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
 
•  A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
 
•  A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10 a.m. Saturday. 
 
•  Opportunities for children to paint their own wooden boats, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
 
•  Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. 
 
•  Knot-tying demonstrations, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Gazebo.
 
•  A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
 
•  A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. Coffee and pastries will be available. Book online at midlakesnav.com, call 315-685-8500 or pay on board.
 
•  Raffle drawings. First prize is a $905 escape package from Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Additional prizes are a $300 restaurant package; a $275 half-day fishing trip from Upstate Guide Service; a $100 gift certificate from Mid-Lakes Navigation; a toy wooden boat filled with lottery tickets; a $50 Elderberry Pond gift certificate; a $50 gift certificate from White and White Antiques; a framed 2016 boat show print; and a toy wooden boat filled with candy. Tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20 and are on sale at the Chamber and at the show.
 
Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
 
This year’s poster was developed from an oil painting by Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski, of Brighton, N.Y., an exhibitor at the show with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Blythe, since 2000, but a painter for just three years. This is the second painting she has created for the show. Titled “Southern End,” it depicts the graceful hills surrounding Skaneateles Lake—“with a bit of artistic license,” she said.
 
The painting can be viewed at the show’s tent in Clift Park. It will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the FLC and the Skaneateles Foundation. 
 
Posters are $10 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and at the show.
 
In anticipation of the show, the Syracuse Model Boat Club has six model boats on display at M&T Bank in downtown Skaneateles.
 
The Antique and Classic Boat Show is officially sponsored by M&T Bank. Admiral-level sponsors are Brinson Marine, ShoreMaster and Summit Auto. Commodore-level sponsors are Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Sammut Wealth Management and the Sherwood Inn. Captain-level sponsor is Doug’s Fish Fry. Commander-level sponsors are Jacobs Press, Pioneer Companies, Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware and The Sailboat Shop. Lieutenant-level sponsors are Adams & Son Insurance, Blue Water Grill, cate&sally, Janice M. Miller Architect, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA, Smiles of Skaneateles, Tops Friendly Markets and Wirth’s Automotive. 
 
Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible. Admission is free.
 
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552. 
Boat Show
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Old meets new at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31, as watercraft dating back to the early 1900s nestle in the village’s newly installed community docks.
 
The show, featuring some 90 boats of a bygone era displayed on water and land, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible; admission is free.
 
The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 38th annual show, and the 22nd year it has been held in Skaneateles.
Avenue Q the Musical!
8:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Performances: 
July 28th-30th @ 8pm
July 31st @ 2pm
at the Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College 197 Franklin St. Auburn, NY 13021

Tickets: 
$16 General Admission
$14 Students/Seniors

Ben Brantley of the NY Times describes to be "..savvy, sassy and eminently likeable...breakthrough musical," the witty gritty humor of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx is is exactly what you will see in Auburn Player's production of Avenue Q. 

Winner of the "triple-crown" 2004 Tony, Avenue Q takes place in the streets of New York City, following the lives of each of the tenants of Avenue Q in a satirizing comedy as they face life's challenges as twenty-somethings such as finding your purpose, getting a job, a date, or making your dreams come true. All of this is done through "gut-busting humor" and an incredibly catchy score along with puppets. This unique show will running for FOUR SHOWS only, so buy your tickets fast!

Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q features adult topics, offensive language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex parental advisory is recommended

For more information:
Anu Irri
(315) 702-7832