Pods and Poppies 9th Annual Holiday Open House

Contributed by Elisabeth Hurley Pods and Poppies announces its 9th annual Holiday Open House in collaboration with artists Helen Woodmansee, Gretchen Hamlin, and author Elisabeth Hurley.  Featured will be holiday wreaths and arrangements by Susan Poppenger of Pods and Poppies, watercolors and cards by Helen, hand-blown glass jewelry by Gretchen, and books by Elisabeth.   The Holiday Open House will …

Skaneateles Prepares for Another Season of Holiday Magic

Contributed by Sandi Mulconry / Group M Communications Dickens Christmas opens November 27th, 2009. Close your eyes and imagine. It’s easy if you try. The year is 1842. You’ve just met Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria, strolling the village streets. They’re accompanied by Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, Fagin, the Cratchits, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and assorted townspeople …

Skaneateles Chamber Launches New Website and SkanCam

Contributed by Sandi Mulconry / Group M Communications Local residents have long enjoyed the breathtaking views of Skaneateles Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Now, views of the lake and other village landmarks are available to all via Skaneateles’ new webcam, perched atop the Packwood House on Genesee Street. The site is at http://www.skaneateles.com. …

“The Poet’s Voice” Workshops

Contributed by: Diane O’Leary GOT POETRY? Join “The Poet’s Voice” workshops at Creekside Books on Sunday afternoons to explore the craft of poetry and methods for staying in touch with your own creative voice. Beginning workshops run from 11-12:30; workshops for more experienced poets run from 1-2:30, beginning Sunday, November 8. Instructor Diane O’Leary is an award-winning poet and Skaneateles …

Journaling & Memoir

Contributed by: Mary Gardner / MLMG Designs After another successful workshop at Stella Maris Retreat Center … Announcing a new service… Consultation in writing journal entries, memoir, and poetry designed for individuals or two-three person groups who want specific assistance in writing their own projects. Session: Two hours offered at the MLMG Designs office or other site, as convenient. Fees: …

December Commemorative Souvenir

Contributed by: Mary Gardner / MLMG Designs (Skaneateles pier in summer) Mary Gardner’s poem, SECRETS ON THE PIER – free verse form about the lighted tree which the village sets each year for the holiday season at the end of the pier – has been illustrated in a beautiful collored pencil drawing by Marian Settineri of Marietta. It is available …