10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

10 Fitch Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl Barber

Auburn, NY - October 1st - 11th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 28 Sep 2015, 6:00 am

"Fall in the Finger Lakes" rolls off the tongue as beautifully as it catches the eye. The lakes act as giant mirrors, reflecting the reds and yellows of the surrounding foliage, doubling the vibrant colors the season has to offer. Come see the beauty at and around 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn.

New York State Fall Foliage Report -  Check out the latest report and color progression map for the current best leaf peeping! http://www.iloveny.com/seasons/fall/foliage-report/#.VfRBS3u7EZA

Every Saturday & Sunday Night through the end of October - Fairground Frights, NYS Fairground Frights, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. Syracuse in the Finger Lakes has many options for travelers looking to celebrate Halloween. The Haunted Hayride, the Circus of Horror, the Crypt, Frankenstein’s Mansion and the Insane Asylum are all open to thrill seekers! All events are recommended for travelers nine and above. Rates start at $8 and vary based on attraction, but a ticket to all attractions can be purchased for $20. Website: www.frightnightsatthefair.com.

Every Saturday from October 1st through November 28th - Finger Lakes Distilling Saturday Tours, Finger Lakes Distilling, 4676 NYS Route 414, Burdett, NY. We now offer a Saturday morning tour of our facilities at 11 a.m. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and consists of a brief introductory video, a walking tour of the distillery, a sampling of three spirits, and a complimentary Finger Lakes Distilling glass. The focus of the tour will be on the production of McKenzie Whiskeys – grain handling, processing, fermenting, distilling, and barrel aging – though other spirits will be covered, as well. The tours will run every Saturday from October 1st through November 28, 2015, and costs $18 per person. Call (607) 546-5510 for more information.

Oct. 3rd & Oct. 4th - Skaneateles Fall Fest, Skaneateles, NY.
Saturday: 11 AM – 4 PM. “Fall in Love with Art” open house at 14 artist studios in and around Skaneateles. Another eight artists will display their work at Loft 42 and Imagine, while student works will be on view at Skaneateles High School.” Tickets available for this self-guided tour at Skaneateles Chamber, Imagine & Gallery 54, Cost: $25/person. An artist reception will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm October 3 at Loft 42, Cost: $50/person www.skanarts.org
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM Build your own Scarecrow in Clift Park. In case of rain event will be held at the Skaneateles Y. Tickets $10 per scarecrow available at Skaneateles Chamber and Skaneateles Y. Proceeds benefit Skaneateles YMCA.
Saturday:  Noon – 4 PM. Horse & Wagon Rides departing from the Sherwood Inn.
Sunday: BRUNCH: 8 AM – Noon Bountiful Homegrown Brunch. A delicious pancake brunch featuring locally sourced ingredients and specialty dishes by Chef Joelle Mollinger of Joelle’s French Bistro. Tickets: $9/adults; $6/children. Free for ages 4 and under. Advance sale tickets are available online at www.baltimorewoods.org Rain or Shine. Free parking. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Sunday: 1 – 6 PM Local musicians, food, raffles, games, face painting, animals and more. Dog friendly. Fun for people of all ages Amberations, 2223 Amber Rd. Marietta.
Sherwood Inn Fall Fest: Noon – 5 PM on the west lawn. Food, live music & beverages. www.thesherwoodinn.com (315) 685-3405.

Oct. 2nd - October 4th - Apple Harvest Festival, Downtown Ithaca, NY.  Ithaca's premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three day celebration of food, fun, and apples! The 33rd Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday October 2nd (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 4th (10am-6pm). The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival holds plenty of apple’s, local produce, fresh baked goods, family entertainment at every turn, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages. First time visitors can witness a variety of wonderful local entertainment while also visiting the historical outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, The Ithaca Commons. The pedestrian mall is the epicenter of the festival and the gateway to a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun. Over 100 vendors will be selling unique apple varieties, hot apple cider donuts, kettle corn, local farm fresh baked goods and a multitude of around the world specialties. Wineries and cideries have regional beverages available for tasting and purchase.  Looking for quality goods, visit 50 different handcrafting artisans along Cayuga Street at the fall craft show which includes jewelry, ceramics, home decor, body care, specialty gifts, unique sculpture, clothing and so much more. Website:http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithacaevents/33rd%20Great%20Downtown%20Ithaca%20Apple%20Harvest%20Festival!

Oct. 3rd-Oct. 4th - Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus, NY.
Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary. Website: http://www.varickwinery.com

Oct. 4th - Tunes in the Tent @ Heron Hill Winery, 9301 County Rt. 76, Hammondsport, NY.
Music by Crosseyed Cat Band! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Casual food prepared by Blue Heron Cafe will be available to purchase in the tent...only with Heron Hill wines and NY craft beer. Free admission, 12:30 pm to 5:30pm. Check out their website, for more information, http://www.heronhill.com/News---Events/Events.

Oct. 9th - Keuka Brewing Brewmaster Dinner, 800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY. Celebrate the fall season in New York State with Keuka Brewing Co. in our latest Brewmaster Dinner Series! Located in Hammondsport, NY, Keuka Brewing prides themselves on producing small batches of great beer. For this one-of-a-kind dinner, enjoy creative dishes developed by NYWCC chefs, while Keuka Brewing representatives walk you through each course with a perfectly paired brew! Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1440441530/keuka-brewing-co-brewmaster-dinner

October 9th - 12th - 18th Annual Apple Tasting Tour, Wayne County. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State – Wayne County Tourism is partnering with 12 farms, farm markets, wineries, and a distillery in the area to host the tour, which includes “Tasting Weekend” on Oct. 9-12 (Columbus Day Weekend). Apple Tasting Tour activities include U-Pick Apples, Wine/Spirits/Hard Cider Tastings, Apple Tastings, and Kids Activities (hay rides & playgrounds, petting zoos, crafts, etc.) For more information call 800-527-6510 or go to Apple Tasting Tour.

Oct. 10th - Festival of Ales, Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 270 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls, NY. The Annual Autumn Festival of Ales featuring craft beer, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample over 30 craft beers brewed by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB year round brands and private label beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Several food vendors will be on hand as well. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. For more information call 585-624-4386 or info@cbcraftbrewers.com. Tickets are $35 (advanced) and $45 (at the gate).

Oct. 10th - Oct. 11th  - Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV, 7520 State Rte. 415, Bath, NY. For $5 an entire family can enjoy exhibitors, demonstrations, wildlife shows and professional seminars. There will be interactive activities such as bowhunting, retriever contest, chili cookoff, youth fishing derby, hunting simulator, as well as food, shows and seminars! Call (607)-664-2300, or check out their website, http://www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com.

Oct. 11th - Fiddlers of the Genesee, 151 S. Main Street, Naples, NY. 2:00 pm at Bristol Valley
Theater - Toes will tap and feet will stomp as this roots music entourage returns to the BVT stage! With a repertoire that runs from reels, jigs, and hornpipes to waltzes, western swing and bluegrass, the Fiddlers (and guitar, banjo, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer players!) shed a whole new light on old-time music. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12. Website: http://www.bvtnaples.org

Oct. 11th - Chef’s Table-Family Style, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Join us at The Center for a great family meal! Come create a perfect Sunday dining experience under the professional guidance of our Chef Instructor. Learn strong culinary fundamentals as you slice, dice, saute, and roast your way to a delightful dinner that will be shared with your group. Bring the kids - leave the cleanup to us! We recommend children ages 12 and up join us. 5pm to 7:30pm. Instructor: Jeffory McLean. Location: Hands on kitchen. Menu: Chicken Wellington, Pesto Macaroni & Cheese, Glazed Carrots , & Apple Tart Tatin. Price: $50.00. Class: Registration Open. Website : https://www.nywcc.com/classes/1435605580/chefs-table-family-style

Oct. 11th - Oct. 26th - Haunted History Tours of Auburn Seward House Museum, 3 South Street, Auburn, NY. Costumed guides take guests around Auburn’s Historic District, sharing macabre tales of Victorian funeral practices, the assassination attempt on Mr. Seward, the spectral sightings of Seward family pets, and the mysterious incident of Anthony Schimer’s gold. Adult tickets run $10 while children under 12 are $8. October 24, 25, and 26 at 6:00 and 7:00 PM – please call (315)252-1283 for more information and to make reservations for specific date & time.

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easily Core A Whole Apple With A Melon Baller And Make Stuffed Baked Apples 15 Sep 2015, 4:57 pm

Yay! It's Autumn! Time for all those delicious apple and pumpkin recipes right?  

Have you ever made stuffed baked apples?  They are so delicious and really very easy to make but one thing you have to do is take the core out of the apple while keeping the bottom of the apple in tact so that whatever you stuff it with stays inside.

I'll share a little video with you later that will show you exactly how we core our apples here at 10 Fitch when we are baking up a bunch of them for the first course at breakfast. You can fill your apples with anything really.  I like to use granola and cheese. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350. 
  • Wash and core your apples and place them in a baking dish with a little room around each one.
  • I figure on about 2 tablespoons of granola per apple that I'm fixing and put that in a bowl.  
  • Then I add about a teaspoon of brown sugar and a tablespoon of melted butter PER APPLE to that.  
  • You can also add additional nuts or dried chopped fruit, such as cranberries, raisins or cherries if you like.  
  • Then you mix that all up until well combined.
  • Use a teaspoon to fill your cored apples with the yummy mixture.  Make sure you push the filling down into the apple firmly, really pack it in there and mound some up on the top.  A sprinkle of freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese on the top is the crowning glory!
  • Now add to the bottom of the baking dish about an inch of water and gently slide the dish into the oven.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until fork tender but not mushy.
And here's the video to show you how to get the core out of those apples so you can bake them up!  Of course we would be happy to make them for you right here at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn during your stay with us.  Hope to see you soon!

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - Sept. 14th - Sept. 30th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 10 Sep 2015, 7:30 am

September is bittersweet, as we savor the warm days and cool nights of summer’s end and welcome the excitement and joy of fall in the Finger Lakes! Come and celebrate another spectacular season of bountiful harvest in New York's wine and apple country! 

Beak and Skiff Apple Farm and Country Store, 2708 Lords Hill Road (Rte. 80, LaFayette, NY.       For a family-friendly apple adventure, head to Lafayette, New York, to take a tractor ride to the orchards for prime picking of the season's best Empires, Northern Spies, Red Delicious, or McIntosh varieties.  Visit the farm's country store, wander the corn maze, or sample apple wines, cider, and apple vodka at the nearby Beak and Skiff Winery.

Red Jacket Orchards, 957 NY-5, Geneva, NY
One of the oldest orchards in the region, Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, was originally planted in 1917 and has grown for the last 50 years under the management of the Nicholson Family.  Located along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, the orchard and juice company is certified by Food Alliance as a sustainable producer.  Offering some of the region's finest fresh fruits and juices, the Nicholsons are committed to using environmentally-friendly practices, such as Integrated Pest Management, to produce quality products while protecting their fertile land.

Sept. 14th - Violinist Fritz Gearhart, Hockett Family Recital Hall,  Ithaca College,  953 Danby Rd.,  Ithaca, NY. This event is free and open to the public. It features professional violinist Fritz Gearhart. Violinist Fritz Gearhart has performed for audiences from coast to coast. He has appeared in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie six times since 1998. Gearhart has been heard frequently on National Public Radio including several live broadcast performances. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music.

Sept. 15th - Sept. 30th - The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian WeddingMerry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Present day. A Kitchen. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
When the Calamari sisters bulldozed upon the musical comedy scene, who knew that three years later, one of them would be tying the knot? Or will they? There's nothing like an arranged Italian wedding to bring out the crazy relatives, wacky missteps and of course, food, food, food! Join Delphine and Carmela as they sing, dance, laugh and cook their way through such favorites as "Chapel of Love," "Love and Marriage," "Get Me To The Church On Time" and "River Deep, Mountain High." RSVP for your seat to the wedding! Audience: Anyone who has worn a hideous bridesmaid's dress, or squeezed into a tux or done the Chicken Dance. Rated PG-13. Call the box office for ticket prices & times at 1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 16th - Candlelight Dinner and Ghost Tour, 111 South Main Street, Naples, NY. Have a family-style dinner at the Naples Hotel and a talk with innkeeper Dominick Gallo. After dinner, enjoy a ghost tour of the entire hotel. Dominick has experienced numerous ghostly events, and as you tour the hotel he will be there to validate the spooky happenings that occur every day! 4pm-9pm. The cost of dinner and tour is about $35. Dinners will be schedule for Wednesday nights in the fall. Call hotel for more information at (585) 374-5630.

Sept. 18th & Sept. 25th - Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run Vineyards, Fox Run Vineyards
670 South Route 14, Penn Yan, NY. Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass. Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online, or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $40 per person plus tax

Sept. 18th - Harvest Music Festival
Downtown Corning, NY. Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 20th annual Harvest Music Festival. Join us for Finger Lakes wine and beer tastings, two days of live music, food and fun for the whole family! Website: http://gafferdistrict.com/events

Sept. 19th- Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Chef's Signature Wine Dinner, 2770 Ernsberger Rd. Romulus, NY.  This dinner, scheduled during the height of harvest promises to be a gastronomical experience not to miss, as the chef works with local products to create flavors of the Finger Lakes that all of us will enjoy. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. 6:30PM - 10:00PM Tickets $74.90, visit website to purchase, www.knappwine.com

Sept. 19th - The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour
The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt.
After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region.
Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book this tour visit: http://experiencefingerlakes.com/wine-tours/seneca-lake/seneca-lake-full-day-wine-tours/best-seneca-west-wine-tour/or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at (607)-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Sept. 19th - Early Fall Foliage Festival at Buttonwood Grove, 5986 State Rte. 89, Romulus, NY. 1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our annual Early Fall Foliage Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y,  Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge. Website: http://www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Sept. 19th - Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport. Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.
The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.
This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party. Website: http://experiencefingerlakes.com/wine-tours/keuka-lake

September 20th - Lucas Vineyards 18th Annual German Festival, 3862 County Road 150, Interlaken NY, 14847. Live Music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers, Grape Stomping, Grape Pies, German Food,Alphorn and Polka Contests, Balloon Art and Costumes with highlight the Festival. Lucas Vineyard’s Award Winning Rieslings and Gewürztraminer will be featured. This event is fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine (under the tents). From 12:30 to 4:30pm, $5 cover charge, Free parking.
Sept. 26th - Rose Hill Food & Wines,  3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY. 
As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by area restaurants and wineries. The event will also include a raffle of many items and services donated by local businesses. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through the Geneva Historical Society. For tickets or more information call 315-789-5151. Proceeds from the event support the historical society. Website: http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

Sept. 28th - Rupert's Table - New Orleans Creole, 431 Main Street, Aurora, NY.
Join Chef Rupert for a three-course New Orleans Creole inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple. Website: http://innsofaurora.com

Sept. 30th - Fall Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS Cider,
800 S Main Street, Canandaigua NY. We're continuing our popular Summer Garden Mixers and adding one more to the calendar for fall. Join us in our Garden Tent to celebrate the beautiful autumn season in New York State that provides for our fastly growing cider and hard cider industry! Cideries from across New York State will showcase their prized ciders, along with other fall-friendly beverages for you to sample. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare light bites incorporating incredible local bounty. Bring your friends and kick off cider season with us! 6:00-8:00pm, $10 per person. Website: http://nywcc.com

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - Sept. 1st - Sept. 13th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 26 Aug 2015, 5:00 am

Ahh, the beginning of Fall in the Finger Lakes! Here are some fun things to do near 10 Fitch Luxurious Bed & Breakfast, during the first few weeks of September. 

Every Saturday in September, Discover Downtown Syracuse Food Tour, Armory Square, South Franklin, & Walton Sts., Syracuse, NY. A delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. A 3 hour walking tour includes stops at restaurants, as well as cultural and historic landmarks. Starts at noon every Saturday in September. Call 1-800-979-3370 or visit www.syracusefoodtours.com  for more information.

Sept. 1st - 5th - Sweeney Todd, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. 1846. Fleet Street, London. Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece has achieved worldwide success as a musical, an opera, in concert and most recently as a film by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Packed with suspense and humor, this thrilling musical has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Awards: Winner of 10 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards, 7 Olivier Awards. Audience: Anyone who likes meat pies. Or revenge. Rated R (for suggested violence). Visit website or call box office for ticket prices at  1-800-457-8897. 

Sept. 3rd - Savor the Finger Lakes, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. A craft beer, cider and artisanal food experience to jumpstart your Labor Day weekend! Over 30 regional, independent craft brewers and Chefs. For VIPs: private tent, guided pairings, boat tour and more. VIP Hour 4-5 pm
General Admission 5-8 pm. Tickets at our web site: www.savorthefingerlakes.com. General Admission: $55 adv / $75 door. VIP: $80 adv / $100 door. Lodging and next-day excursion packages for VIPs available. 100% of proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which provides 1/2-price CSA farm shares to families of limited income. This event is made possible by Tompkins County Tourism.

Sept. 3rd - An evening with the Miró Quartet, First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00 PM. Admired around the world, the Miró Quartet brings its “explosive vigor and technical finesse” (New York Times) to the festival in a program featuring Beethoven’s great String Quartet op. 59, no. 3 (“Razumovsky”), Schumann’s exhilarating Piano Quintet, and the last complete set of string quartets that Hadyn ever composed.

Sept. 4th - Octets with Miró + Aeolus First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00pm. The up-and-coming Aeolus Quartet joins the veteran Mirós for two high-spirited octets: Mendelssohn’s euphoric Octet for Strings, op. 20, and Dan Welcher’s vivacious Museon Polemos (“War of the Muses”), which pits both quartets against each other in a battle of the bands, a kind of instrumental Jets. vs. Sharks. 

Sept. 4th7th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, pARTnership Cayuga ARC Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers (F.A.M.E.) Center for Creative Expression,  39 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.  pARTnership is about collaboration and community, enabling people to celebrate self-expression and seek empowerment through creativity. 5-7 p.m. Art is available for sale and proceeds go directly to the artist who created the piece. Meet and greet the artists from 5-5:30pm. Reception with light refreshments provided. Free to enter. Questions, call (315) 856-8830.

Sept. 5th & 6th - Skaneateles Fire Department Field Days - Austin Park Pavillion, East Austin St, Skaneateles NY

Saturday 9/5
Car Show – 8:00 a.m. – Registration
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Children's Fair – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sponsored by Pride & Joy)
Barrigar Brothers – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rhythm Method – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 9/6
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Grand Parade – 4:00 p.m.
Mere Mortals – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parade Prizes & Drawings – 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks – 10:00 p.

Sept. 6th - 39th Annual Auto Show & Flea Market, Fillmore Glen State Park, Moravia, NY 13118. Rain or Shine. Refreshments: Breakfast Sandwiches & Juice starting @ 6a.m. – Chicken BBQ etc.Door Prizes Donated by Area Merchants • 50/50 Raffle • Large Flea Market - See more at: www.moraviany.com/fillmore-car-show/#sthash.RV4ruYOW.dpuf. Cost : $1.00. Telephone : (315) 730-3215

Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th - The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian Wedding, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Present day. A Kitchen. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
When the Calamari sisters bulldozed upon the musical comedy scene, who knew that three years later, one of them would be tying the knot? Or will they? There's nothing like an arranged Italian wedding to bring out the crazy relatives, wacky missteps and of course, food, food, food! Join Delphine and Carmela as they sing, dance, laugh and cook their way through such favorites as "Chapel of Love," "Love and Marriage," "Get Me To The Church On Time" and "River Deep, Mountain High." RSVP for your seat to the wedding! Audience: Anyone who has worn a hideous bridesmaid's dress, or squeezed into a tux or done the Chicken Dance. Rated PG-13. Call the box office for ticket prices & times at 1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 11th - Dec. 30th - Breaking Bread: Food, Culture & What’s on Your Plate, Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Tuesday through Sunday. Noon until 5pm. Admission $5, children under 12 are free! Visit www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits for more information.

Sept. 12th & Sept. 13th - TomatoFest, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmer’s market, a pasta dinner, and more! Free Centro shuttle bus from Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. 11:00am  until 6:00pm. Cost $3 per adult, $1 per child, children under 12 free with a canned good.

Sept 12th - Cruisin' Classic Car Show, King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY 13081. Bring your friends and roll on up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle you have! The first annual Poorboys Classic Car Cruisin’ will take place on Saturday, September 12 where classic cars of every description - antique roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and much more - will be on display at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery. 
The event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge to partake in this cruise in - all makes and models are welcome. Admission is FREE to the public with food, wine, craft beer, wine slushies and wine and craft beer tastings available for purchase. 
Make sure you come hungry as  10-10 BBQ will be serving up their scrumptious grub. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the oldies that will be playing, help yourselves to a variety of fun lawn games and take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the ‘good old days’ on display.  In case of inclement weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. 
* Parking will be available for free.
* Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. 
* No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.
Cost : Free. Telephone: 315-364-5100. Email: info@treleavenwines.com

Sept. 12th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Rt 20 East, Seneca Fall, NY 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen.
Guided by Mike Tetlow of the Rochester Birding Association. Time: 10:00am. Telephone: 315-568-5987. Email: Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov

Sept. 12th - Glorious Grape Day, Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate the harvest with complimentary grape treats. Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. $4.00 to sample six wines. Fare is complimentary. Check out www.varickwinery.com, for more information.

Sept. 13th - What's It Worth?, Rural Life Museum, 920 Route 34B, King Ferry, NY 13081. Be honest. Haven't you ever looked at Great Aunt Sadie's quilt (or water pitcher or necklace) or Great Grandpa's pocket watch (ice tongs or hay knife) and wondered "what's this worth?" Come to the Rural Life Museum and have your items appraised. This is a fundraiser for the museum, but costs will be moderate.  Food and beverages will be available. Appraisals will be conducted by several CNY appraisers. Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Cost: Moderate Fee. Telephone: 315-364-8202 for more information.

Sept. 13th - Fort Hill Cemetery Tour, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Join historian and guide,  Laurel Auchampaugh, for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village. In 1852, the hilltop was dedicated for its current function and it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there – including the man first buried there, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Also visit the gravesites of abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman and members of the Osborne, Willard and Case Families. Tickets may be purchased at the event or at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Auburn NY. Starts at 2pm. Admission: $10 per adult, 18 and under Free! 

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Auburn, NY - August 15th - August 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 11 Aug 2015, 5:00 am

Can you believe the summer is almost over?? Here are a few things we found that would be fun to do around the Finger Lakes at the end of August...

Every Sunday in August : Polo GamesAndrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. www.facebook.com pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts LakesideClift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

August 15th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, New York 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148) and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen. Guided by Steve and Linda Benedict of the Eaton Birding Society. 8:00 am. Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov. 315-568-5987, ext. 228

August 16thThe Friends of Sterling Nature Center's Annual Pork Roast Fundraiser. Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156. Pork Roast Menu: Roast Pork, salt potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert!!! Take-out and pre-sale tickets are available. Noon – 4:00 pm. snc@cayugacounty.us 315-947-6143

August 16th - August 17th - Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival, 9934 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841. Standing Stone Vineyards and Wagner Vineyards are co-hosting the first ever Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival on the beautiful Standing Stone grounds overlooking Seneca Lake, showcasing their ice-style wines along with other craft beverages of the region including the craft spirits of Finger Lakes Distilling -- along with the best artisan foods of the Finger Lakes Region.
There will be 6 walk-around Tasting & Pairing Stations running all afternoon, 2 Craft Beverages Cooking & Mixology Seminars led by Chef Brud Holland & Mixologist Jason Scarbrough (1:00pm) and Chef Brittany Loughlin & Mixologist Matthew William (3pm). Live Jazz will be provided by Maplewood Jazz Team from 2-5. Tickets $35 at the door, or $30 in advance at www.summeronice.com, and include admission to all Festival activities along with a commemorative Festival glass.

August 16th - Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837. Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake.
Featuring: Gerald Albright!  Sunday, August 16th, 2015- 2pm $28.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM.  NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY!
RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS. Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day.  Tickets go on sale May 4th at www.glenora.com, or by calling 1.800.243.5513, or at Wegmans.  www.glenora.com/events/Jazz-Greats

August 19th - September 5th - Sweeney Todd - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY.    An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. 1-800 457-8897. www.fingerlakesmtf.com

August 21st & 22nd  -  Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, Geneva, NY 
2015 WINE SYMPOSIUM OF THE FINGER LAKES An event celebrating the excellence of Finger Lakes wines and wineries New York was selected this year by Wine Enthusiast magazine as the world's top wine region and its wines are increasingly being recognized for their excellence.
The third annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which is scheduled for August 21-22 in Geneva, New York, is intended to celebrate the growth and success of the Finger Lakes' wine industry, and help build on that energy to keep the local industry moving forward.
The event lineup includes a Grand Tasting on August 21 at Geneva's lakefront Visitors Center during which the winners of the 2015 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge will be announced. The Riesling Challenge is a signature event of the Symposium, when some of the area's top winemakers judge the Rieslings in six classes. The Rieslings also will be available for attendees to sample at the Grand Tasting.
This year, tickets will be sold on an a-la-carte basis, instead of a one-price full package basis, allowing attendees to pick the seminars and events that interest them most. Symposium events on August 22 will include an opening session with a panel of wine experts followed by seminars aimed at giving wine enthusiasts a better understanding of the offerings of the Finger Lakes Wine region.
The event continues on Saturday with Winemakers Lunches hosted at downtown Geneva restaurant venues, and a "Red, White and Blues" street tasting on Linden Street where wineries are invited to pour a vinifera red and a vinifera white wine or sparkling wine at 6pm.
The goal is to let people know that the Finger Lakes wine industry is not only thriving but has really attained a magnificent stature among world wine regions. The Wine Symposium spotlights that stature, and invites more people to be a part of the celebration. Admission: For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.winesymposiumfingerlakes.com.

August 22nd - Fair Haven’s Pirate Fest. Village of Fair Haven, Main Street, Fair Haven, NY. Noon till Midnight. Come party like a pirate or walk the plank! Free. Website : www.fairhavenny.com

August 22nd - Dr. Frank Winemaker Dinner, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Join us in the Sands Gallery for a Winemaker Dinner unlike any other! The New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Chefs will be pairing Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars' delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients. Discover the incredible pairings of the five course meal while Meaghan Frank, great granddaughter of Konstantin Frank, will discuss the line-up of unique, award-winning wines. Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has long been associated with the New York wine revolution. Its founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, helped pioneer the introduction of the European vitis vinifera grapevines in the eastern United States. Now in its third generation, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars continues to be New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962. 6-9:00pm in the Garden Tent. Website: www.nywcc.com/events/1435771273/dr-frank-winemaker-dinner

August 22nd - Food Truck Rodeo to benefit the Cayuga Museum!, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY
2pm - 6pm. Organized by : Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab Museum.
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art brings local history and culture to theforefront of community consciousness to foster active public stewardship of the past. Featuring trucks from the Syracuse Food Truck Association- The Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire Mobile Wood Fired Pizza- as well as beer, wine, and music in Theater Mack! The event will take place on the Cayuga Museum grounds and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the Museum. Come hungry and support these great local businesses and local history in your community! Don't miss the chance to try some of the best food around, right here in Auburn-- Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire are selected to be 2 of 20 food trucks across NY state to be in the first ever food truck competition at the NYS Fair on September 6, 2015!

August 26th - Rose Hill After Hours, 3372 Rte 96A , 1 mile south of rts 5 & 20, Geneva, NY. 5:30-7:30pm, $15 per person includes 2 glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. Adults 21 and over only. 315-789-3848. Website : www.genevahistoricalsociety.comvisit/rose-hill-manison/hours-and-admission

August 26th - September 5th -Suds, The  Rockin 1960 Musical. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dwyer Park, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit www.cortlandrep.org

August 27th-September 7 - The Great New York State Fair,  581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY
13209.  Experience one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! Delight in traditional fair favorites such as agriculture displays, livestock demonstrations, and Ferris wheels. Want something served on a stick? Eat up delicious fried fare and wash it down with a New York State brew or the world renowned "wine-slushie". The Great New York State Fair offers a variety of family fun activities along with cultural presentations and world famous entertainment acts! Enjoy a great line up of free performances in Chevy Court featuring Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas.
    •    Gates open at 8:00 am daily. Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm. The Midway is open until midnight every night of the Fair
    •    Admission: See website for event admission for 2015
  www.nysfair.org or 1-800-475-FAIR

August 28 & 29 - Moonlight Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles Skaneateles NY.  8:30pm. $15 adults.  Gratuity included.  No reservations. Tickets available at 11 Jordan St.  Skaneateles beginning 9AM day of cruise.  315 685-8500.  www.midlakesnav.com

August 29th - October 18th -  Water Effect Art Gallery Event, Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. The Schweinfurth Art Center fall exhibit will feature artwork inspired by water. The exhibit will include 78 pieces by 57 different artists, and will include a range of mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles and video. The Artist Reception will be held on Friday, September 4, from 5-8pm. Entry to the Artist Reception is free, and the event is open to the public.

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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easy Way To Clean Your Stove & Gas Grill Grates 4 Aug 2015, 12:33 pm

InnSider Secret - In The Kitchen; 6 Simple Steps to Go from Greasy Mess to Gleaming


Toaster Oven Tray - Before

We cook a lot here at 10 Fitch. We make a mess of our stove top and gas grill. 

We also have a large toaster/convention oven that we use all the time. One of the things we toast in it is garlic bread, which has a high fat content and therefore makes the tray under the wire rack really grungy. Using any other method to try and clean the baked on grease has resulted only in frustration and disappointment, that is, until now.  When I saw this method for cleaning stove top parts I thought I would give it a go on the toaster oven tray and just look at my results are below.  I was so happy with how they came out that I cleaned my stove top burners too and they also came out wonderful.  If you want to try this yourself -

You will need:

    •    Plain household ammonia
    •    Plastic bags large enough to put your stove grates in and close securely - if you have ziptop bags they will fit in, that’s perfect!  If not, then garbage or leaf bags will work if you can tie the opening into a knot or secure closed with a rubber band
    •    Rubber bands if you need them to close your bag

    1.    First of all, take a picture of your greasy grates.  No, I’m not kidding. Why? Because after you use this InnSider Secret to get them gleaming you may not believe how gross they really were unless you have proof so go ahead and take that picture now, otherwise you might not get anyone to believe you when you tell them how great this works!
    2.    Take the bottle of ammonia, your bags and rubber bands, if needed, outside.  You want to do this outside because ammonia has very harsh fumes so you need good ventilation.
    3.    If you do not want to get all greasy I suggest that now would be a great time to don a pair of rubber gloves. It’s time to gather up those nasty grates!  Bring them outside and place them inside the bag(s).
    4.    Pour about a 1/2 cup of ammonia into each bag.  That’s all you need.  It’s actually not the ammonia that is going to produce the magic here but the fumes.
    5.    Almost done!  Close the bags securely.  If large enough, you can tie the opening into a knot like I did. Or you can use rubber bands.  If your grates fit into ziptop bags, perfect!  Just zip them closed.  It’s important to make sure that no matter how you close your bags that they are closed very tightly as it’s the fumes trapped inside the bag that are going to work wonders on the grease and grime on your grates.  Now you will need to leave them there for at least 12 hours or overnight.
    6.    After at least 12 hours it’s time to open up the bags, pour out the ammonia and bring in the grates where a quick scrub in hot soapy water will reveal how beautifully clean and grease free they are!  My grates were really bad so I did end up having to use a scraper and some elbow grease before they were clean to my satisfaction but it was way easier and they came much cleaner than any other method I had tried before.

Toaster Oven Tray - After

Here's a larger photo (upside down) of my gleaming toaster oven tray!

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Auburn, NY - August 1st - August 14th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 1 Aug 2015, 5:30 am

Hello August!  Looking for a summer wrap up get away,  with your honey? 10 Fitch is the perfect place to stay! We found these events going on in the Finger Lakes area near us :)

Every Sunday in August : Polo Games. Andrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. www.facebook.com pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside, Clift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

July 30th - August 1st - The PiTCH" - Funny Face, Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Come see the next generation of musical theatre writers present their new works in development! Engage with a new team each week as you share your insight and feedback in the open forum discussion after each performance. Based on the 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, a fashion photographer falls in love with a shy bookworm as she becomes a model on the streets of Paris.  Revisit the song and dance of this golden age classic brought to life once again. Performance times : Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. For more information about Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com Cost: $20/ticket. Telephone: 800-457-8897.

August 1st - August 12th - Saturday Night Fever, Merry Go Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021.  Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musical takes you back to the bell bottoms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco! Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 2 Tony Awards. Audience: Anyone who like disco. Or disco balls. Rated PG-13. Website : www.fingerlakesmtf.com

August 1st - Picnic on the Porch at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus NY 14541. Enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Have lunch, soak up the sunshine at our picnic tables, listen to music, play lawn games, or enjoy the view from the rocking chairs on our porch. Picnic fare such as foot-long hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, and home-grown sweet corn for sale. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines. Website: http://www.varickwinery.com

August 1st - August 2nd - 23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527. We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery's verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.
The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered outside daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run. Our cafe will also have some garlic focused menu items created by Chef Brud Holland and our cafe team. Website: http://www.foxrunvineyards.com/events-garlicfestival.asp

August 1st-August 30th - Untold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family Collection
Collaborative exhibit with the Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History & Art
203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Cost: Admission $5, children under 12 free. Telephone:315-253-8051. Website: www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits/

August 5th - Summer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA, The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. We're celebratingNational IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America's most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York State will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d'oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives. Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1435688618/summer-garden-mixer-celebrate-ny-ipas

August 6th - August 9th - Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fans enjoy NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Series all in one action-packed weekend. Do not miss a minute of the action with Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. Stay for the weekend and take in all the sights of The Glen. Website: http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/Cheez-It-355-at-The-Glen.aspx

August 7th - Brew at the Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out at the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Advance sale: $50 per person Group tickets (6+): $45 per person Day of: $60 per person (If available -- this event sells out during the advance sale every year!) Tickets required. Reserve online or by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or purchase at the membership desk. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Website: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo

August 7th - First Friday Gallery Night,  Ithaca, NYFirst Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play! Website: http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/First%20Friday%20Gallery%20Night

August 8th - August 9th - Sterling Renaissance Festival - Fantasy, Fairies, & the Future Weekend, Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156. Follow your fantasy to the 39th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival's 2015 season, as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. Fantasy weekend takes place on August 8 & 9. Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, Witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters. Pull out those outfits that you wouldn't dare wear anywhere else and join their Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest, or just enjoy being some one else for a while. Stories, entertainments and pageants will all serve to appease the inhabitants of the unseen world that surrounds the woodlands of Warwickshire. Shakespeare's The Tempest will play the boards too, as music, mischief, and mystery rule. Time: 10.00 am – 7:00 pm. Cost: Call or visit web site for ticket prices. Telephone: 800-879-4446

August 8th - Canal Splash Historic Walking Tour, Montezuma Heritage Park, Main Entrance off Route 90 on High Street, Montezuma, NY 13117. Here's an opportunity to learn more about New York's Canal transportation system that first opened at the middle section of the State between Montezuma and Rome in 1817. Mike Riley, Canal Historian, will be your tour guide highlighting several historic canal sites with the remains of three canals along the present day Seneca River/Barge Canal that tell the story of the evolution of the Canal System. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: Suggested donation $5. Telephone:315-776-4656

August 8th - Jack Ass Day, SwedishHill Winery, 4565 State Route 414, Romulus, NY 14541.
It’s Doobie, The Donkey’s, Birthday and an excuse to really celebrate Jack Ass style! Join us for our biggest event of the year complete with LIVE music, Jack Ass Wine Slushies, BBQ food, craft vendors, games and our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament! Admission is free and all food and wine items are available for purchase. Contact info@swedishhill.com for vendor and cornhole tournament informationAugust 8th - 6th Annual Founder's Day, Downtown Auburn, Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Car show, vendors, live music, family activities, food and refreshments. Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Telephone: 315-252-7874. Website: http://swedishhill.com/events/jackassday/

August 9th - Renaissance Festival, 1553 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. Enjoy more than 100 stage and street performers recreating an authentic English Renaissance Village. Come hungry....extreme Renaissance food awaits! $25 per person (bus only) Admission is on you to be paid at venue. Call for bus reservations and pick up locations 723-1322. Website:

August 10th - August 16th  -  44th Annual Madison Bouckville Antique  Week & Big Field Show,  6994 State Route 20, Bouckville, NY.  Week long, town wide, free admission event. The Big Field Show (8/14-8/16) features: over 2000 dealers and vendors; antiques and collectibles plus food vendors. 1-800-234-4697. www.madison-bouckville.com

August 11th - August 13th - Empire Farm Days, Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. The event will run through Thursday with a wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and information related to farming and agriculture. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Telephone:877-697-7837. Email: mwickham@empirefarmdays.com

August 12th - Star Party:Perseid Meteor Shower, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,  4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY.  It’s the annual Perseid Meteor shower, one of the year’s finest. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors when you’re not at a telescope. Back up date is August 13th. Pre-registration is available online. www.baltimorewoods.org

August 12th - Mid-Lakes Navigation presents Pirate Day! Tickets available at 11 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY, beginning at 9am the day of the cruise. This “one of a kind” experience invites people of all ages to dress up, board the Judge Ben Wiles and set our for an encounter with Pirates. All day, all cruises. 315-685-8500. www.midlakesnavigation.com

August 13th - September 5th - Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles, NY.  World Class Music by the Lake. Concerts throughout the month including chamber ensembles and orchestra. Here is a link to the scheduled events: www.skanfest.org/news.cfm

August 14th - Garden Concert Series feat. Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. Every Friday night, July through August, Treleaven will have live music in the outback from 6-8PM. Enjoy fabulous food and delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Friday, August 14th will feature the duo of the Diana Jacobs Band, Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, playing music ranging in genre from Blues and Rock to R&B and Gospel. Diana Jacobs will be on the vocals and Dave Kuyendall on the guitar. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. *Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site. Website: www.facebook.com/events/1435730210066849/

August 14th - August 15th  - "Woman in Gold",  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street,
Auburn, NY 13021. WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Time: Friday 1pm & 8pm, Saturday 8pm. Cost: $6. Telephone: 315-253-6669. Website: www.auburnpublictheater.org/cinema.php?eventID=707

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Auburn, NY - July 15th - July 31st, Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch 6 Jul 2015, 10:40 am

The last few weeks of July are a busy time of year in The Finger Lakes! Check out some of the fun things we found that are going on near 10 Fitch!

Every Sunday in July & August - Polo Games, Andrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. 3pm. Small parking fee.

Every Friday, beginning July 3rd - Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside. Clift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain place, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. 315-685-0552

July 15th - Summer Garden Mixer: Picnic Wine & Beer, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
From 6:00 t0 8:00pm. Join us in our Garden Tent and discover wines and beers from across New York State that are perfect for your next summer picnic! Whether it's a refreshing IPA, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, or a smoky Cabernet Franc to pair with your barbecue, you'll be sure to find a new beverage to enjoy all summer long. Wineries and Breweries will bring their favorite wine or beer to kick back with on a summer day, as well as other samples for you to try. You'll be able to purchase bottles and growlers, so be sure to stock up for your picnics and gatherings to come. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare picnic friendly light hors d'oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends. (Insider Tip: Wednesday is Bring Your Own Bottle Night at Upstairs Bistro... purchase one on this evening and enjoy no corkage fee if you choose to dine afterwards!)
Location: Garden Tent. Price: $10.00. Event: Registration Open
Participating Wineries & Breweries (as of 6/12/15):

July 16th-18th - Curbstone Festival & Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Skaneateles, NY.
Sponsored by the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce. Thursday and Friday 9am-8pm. Saturday 9am-5pm. 315-685-0552

July 16th - July 18th - Auburn Downtown Dollar Days, Downtown Auburn Businesses, Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Special sales and deals in Downtown Auburn. Telephone: 315-406-0097. Email: flac@roadrunner.com

July 16th - July 19th - Mackenzie-Childs Annual Barn Sale, 3260 New York Route 90, Aurora, NY. 8am-6pm.  Most anticipated sale of the Year! Come one! Come all! But, especially come early! Rain or shine, it’s all covered! Up to 80% off. Ceramics, enamelware, glassware, furniture, lighting, rugs, holiday, and more. Limited quantities available. Food selection by Jeremiah’s Tavern starting on Wednesday at 6pm. Music provided by DJ DFR during sale hours. All Barn Sale purchases are final, limited stock on hand. To find out more, visit www.mackenzie-childs.com/BarnSale.

July 17th & 18th - 33rd Annual M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY. The largest free jazz fest in the Northeast United States! Internationally acclaimed artist Wynton Maralis will headline Friday night’s event. Headlining Saturday night’s show will be the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Free admission with paid parking. Starts at 5pm. 1-800-234-4797. wwwsyracusejazzfest.com

July 17th - July 19th - The Last Five Years, Irene Bisgrove Community Theater, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021
Performed by the Auburn Players Community Theatre.
www.auburnplayers.org/the-last-five-years/ Telephone: 315-702-7832

July 17th - 19th - Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show, Empire Expo Center, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse NY. The largest car show in the Northeast. Over 8,000 hot rods from all over the U.S. and Canada converge for a 3 day celebration of America’s love affair with classic cars. Tickets. 1-800-753-3978. www.rightcoastcars.com/syracuse-nationals.php

July 18th - Culinary Expeditions, Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
The Seward House Museum, in partnership with Skillet & Embers Catering Company, is pleased to announce its summer fundraising event, Culinary Expeditions, an international food tasting event based on the travels of William Henry Seward. Culinary Expeditions will take place in the Seward House garden on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
During the event, guests are invited to explore the international journeys of William Henry Seward with samplings of cuisine from around the world, prepared from scratch by the award-winning Skillet & Embers Catering Company, the catering division of the Inns of Aurora. The event will also include sampling of craft beers and fine wines produced both locally and internationally, a silent auction, and live music by a Symphoria trio from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Root SHOCK, central New York's finest roots soul reggae party, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Tickets for Culinary Expeditions will go on sale on June 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Event tickets will be $35 per person or $100 at the Contributor level, which includes recognition in the event program and the fall issue of the Seward House Museum newsletter. A limited number of hotel packages-including two tickets to Culinary Expeditions, two Seward House Museum guest passes, a one-night stay, and breakfast-are available at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn for $410. Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Cost: $35/person. Telephone: 315-252-1283. Email: info@sewardhouse.org
Website : www.sewardhouse.org

July 18th - Chocoholics Celebration at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus, NY 14541
Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day and indulge your sweet tooth with complimentary milk chocolate treats. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary. Website: http://www.varickwinery.com

July 19th - 6th Annual Paella on the Bay, Colloca Estate, 14678 West Bay Rd., Fair Haven, NY 13064. Come by Land or by Sea and celebrate summer with us at our 6th Annual Spanish themed party, Paella on the Bay at Colloca Estate in Fair Haven, NY. Enjoy traditional meat and seafood paellas cooked over open flames in 3-foot monster pans overlooking the magnificent panoramic views of our Little Sodus Bay on the Great Lake Ontario. You'll enjoy sangria, our estate wines and cold craft beers with along the rockin' sounds of live music all afternoon and evening.

  • 1:00 - Paella Pans lit- Let's get this party started!
  • 2:00 - Tiger Acoustic Rock                                      
  • 4:30 - The Tom Barnes Band
  • 4-5:00 - Paella is served
Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Paella tickets will be sold on site for $10.
*This is a licensed event with the NYS Liquor Authority. No alcoholic beverages or coolers may be brought on premises by land or by sea. We will have beverage tents serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Telephone: 315-947-2069. Website:www.facebook.com/events/243747702462827/

July 22nd - August 12th - Saturday Night Fever, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021.  1970s. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musical takes you back to the bell bottoms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco! Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 2 Tony Awards. Audience: Anyone who like disco. Or disco balls. Rated PG-13. Cost: Visit web site or call box office for show times and prices. Telephone: 800-457-8897

July 23rd-26th - 27th Annual Oswego HarborFest, Breitbeck Park, 1-31 Bronson Street, Oswego, NY. Featuring live music & entertainment; the HarborFest Family Park featuring the children’s musical, programming & activities for families; juried arts & crafts venue & amazing food! Free Admission. www.oswegoharborfest.com

July 24th - Tiffany Sunday Concert Series, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY. Broadway Night, 7:30pm. 315-252-0339. www.willard-chapel.org

July 24th - July 26th - 37th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, Clift Park, Skaneateles, NY 13152. Ninety antique and classic boats and motors on display in the water and on land, plus several concerts, a boat parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, photo-shoot at 10 a.m. Sunday aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, children's activities, demos, shopping, raffles and more. Awards presented in 35 categories, including the highly coveted People's Choice Award. 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. www.skaneateles.com

July 25th - 2015 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, Sunset View Creamery, 4970 County Rd 14, Odessa, NY. Celebrate and sample the region’s artisanal cheese scene and learn about the cheese-making process at the annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival! Admission is $5.00 per adult, kids 12 and under are free! The first 500 paid attendees will receive a complimentary shopping bag! Gates open at 10am and the festival ends at 5pm. Check out the times for all the fun at this festival on their website, www.flcheesetrail.com/cheese-festival.html.

July 25th & 26th - 10th Annual Wine & Cigar Weekend, CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Pair our handcrafted Estate wines with fine hand-made cigars.  Complimentary cigars with wine purchase. Time: Noon – 5:00 pm. Cost: Free. Telephone: 315-730-4619. Email:wine@cjsvineyards.com. Website: www.cjsvineyards.com

July 25th & 26th - Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale, Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer, NY.
Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction. Time:9:00 am – dusk. Telephone: 800-499-9615. Email: barb@tourcayuga.com

July 26th - Summer Sips and Sounds: Wine and Music Fest, Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Fair Haven, NY 13064.  The Trail's wineries and distillery, as well as associate members, will all gather in one location to sample your favorite local wines and products. Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Email: contactus@lakeontariowinetrail.com. Website: www.lakeontariowinetrail.com/events/65/summer-sips-sounds-wine-and-music-fest

July 31st - Moonlight Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, Skaneateles, NY 13152.  8:30pm. $15 Adults/$10 Child. Gratuity included. No reservations. Tickets available at 11 Jordan St., Skaneateles beginning at 9am day of cruise. 315- 685-8500. www.midlakesnav.com

July 31st & August 1st - Wheat Harvest Festival & ParadeRural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry, NY 13081. Celebrate this tradition at the Rural Life Museum! Festival runs Friday and Saturday.*Friday Night from 6:30PM-10:00PM - food, music & dancing. *Saturday from 11AM-3:00PM. kick the day off with a parade at 11am. Then stay for the festivities. Mouthwatering firehouse chicken, pulled pork, talented crafters, vendors, demonstrations, music, child-centered events, beautiful horses and much more. Time: Varies on Date – Varies on Date. Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-364-8202. Email: genoahistorical@gmail.com. Website:www.genoahistorical.org/events
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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Stuff Your Duvet Cover Without Breaking A Sweat! 23 Jun 2015, 5:00 am

With this simple little trick you can easily put your duvet cover back on even if there is no one around to help you.

 First things first.  You might be wondering what the heck is a duvet?


That's what they call a comforter, or soft quilt filled with synthetic fiber, down or feathers, in France. In Australia it's known as a doona. in Europe it's used instead of an upper sheet and blankets on your bed.  Here at 10 Fitch we actually use them along with the sheet and a lightweight blanket in the winter. 

The duvet is stuffed into a washable, removable cover. Picture a very large pillow case with the 2 long sides and one short side sewn closed.  The open end of the duvet is folded over to create a flap and usually closes with buttons or tabs that are tied. They can purchased  in a variety of colors and patterns allowing you to quickly and inexpensively change the look of your bed just by replacing the cover.  There's just one tiny little blemish on this otherwise perfect duvet picture- it can be a pain in the butt to get the darn cover onto the duvet!

Until recently it took two of us to stuff the duvet cover with the duvet, each of us holding a corner of the duvet and the cover and wiggling, tugging and shaking everything into it's proper place.  Phew!

Then I saw this video and was tickled to have discovered a way to make this task so much easier than I ever dreamed it could be and it's really kind of cool how it works.  Take a look and tell me what you think.

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Auburn, NY - July 1st - July14th, Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch 20 Jun 2015, 12:07 pm

Being in the Fingerlakes during the summer is the greatest!  Here’s a few things to do within the first two weeks of July!

Every Sunday in July & August - Polo Games, Andrews Road, Skaneateles, Ny. 3pm. Small parking fee.

Every Friday, beginning July 3rd -Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside,  Clift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, Ny.
7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain place: Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, Ny. 315-685-0552

July 4th - Independence Day Side Dishes, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424. (585) 394-7070  Check out their website for their classes & happenings!This is just one of the many classes being offered.

Before the family festivities start for the day, join the Center’s Culinary Instructor as you and a partner prepare one of four different side dishes to share at your 4th of July BBQ! Experience our Hands-On Kitchen and prepare your culinary creation using tips and tricks from the professionals. When you leave, you’ll take a 16 ounce container all four dishes with you – and leave the mess behind! 10:00am to 12:30pm. Price: $50.00.
Registration:  Open
Instructor: Jeffory McLean
Location: Hands on kitchen

  • Finger Lakes Fresh Vegetable Slaw
  • Maple Bacon & Caramelized Onion Baked Beans
  • Cucumber Mint Salad
  • Savory Gluten Free Pasta Salad

July 1st - July 15th - The Light in the Piazza, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, Ny
Summer, 1953. Florence, Italy. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara - a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman - loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and thrilling romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As the story unfolds, a secret is revealed and Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.
Awards: Nominated for Best Musical; Winner of 6 Tony Awards (2005) including Best Score
Audience: Anyone who's ever been in love. Or loves Italians.
Cost: Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times. Telephone: 800-457-8897. Email: boxoffice@merry-go-round.com

July 3rd - July 5th - Fourth of July Celebration, Band Stand Park & Town Field, Fair Haven, Ny
*7/3 - Mile Long Parade down Main St. 7pm. View a variety of local and regional floats and bands. Chicken BBQ, Carnival and live entertainment follow in Cayuga Street Park.
*7/3 - 7/5 - 30th Fair Haven Arts & Crafts Fair at the Village Park: 10 AM - DARK. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce. Handmade arts and crafts by local, regional and national artisans and crafters. Entertainment and food vendors in the Park throughout the fair. Carnival, Chicken BBQ, live entertainment: After parade on Thursday. 5:00PM Friday and 5:00 PM Saturday. *7/4 - Boat Parade on the Bay: NOON. A Fair Haven tradition!! Decorated kayaks to yachts parade around Little Sodus Bay!! *7/5 - 5K Walk/Run - Hospice of the Finger Lakes: 8:00AM registration -- race starts at 9:00AM at Cayuga Street Park!! Applications forms will be linked and also can be downloaded at the following link (click on "upcoming events" in left side menu) or picked up at local establishments in the Spring. Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Show: 9:00 - 5:00 PM. Street Rods and Restorations in parking lot near fire house. Children's Parade: 12:30 PM starting at the Fire Department. Band Concert Village Park: 7:30 PM -- First concert of the season!! Fireworks: Wall of Fire followed at 10:00 PM by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Bay. Cost: Free, Telephone: 315-947-5628, Email: fairhaveninfo@fairhavenny.com

July 3rd - Fireworks at Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road, Auburn, Ny. Entertainment at 8pm.  Fireworks at dusk. Come early! Parking is limited at Emerson Park and around the park! 315-253-5611. www.facebook.compages/Emerson-Park/500128190019841

July 3rd - July 5th - SCAA Majors Super Tour, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Since 1944, SCCA has championed one mission: To bring motorsports to the masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles, speed and competition. Join us July 3-5 for the annual SCCA Super Majors Tour at Watkins Glen International. For more information on Sports Car Club of America. www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/SCCA.aspx

July 4th - Fourth of July Extravaganza at the Lighthouse, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, Ny.
Celebrate Independence Day from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse! 7-11 Pancake Breakfast on the Bluff ($8) 8-5 Art & Craft Show (FREE) 9-10 Lighthouse 5-K Run ($20/$30) 12-3 Lunch (Price Varies) 2-4 Gap Mangione Big Band Concert (FREE) For more information, visit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum website or call (315) 483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org

July 4th - August 16th- Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, Ny.
The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for you to experience. Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Witness dozens of artisans demonstrating their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. Enjoy digging into our savour delicacies - from steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, portabella mushroom sandwiches, mile high cakes and more! Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Cost: See web site or call box office for prices. Telephone: 1-800-879-4446

July 9th - July 12th - Skaneateles Library Annual Book Sale, Village Hall, 26 Fennell St., Skaneateles, Ny
Thursday 6-9pm; Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday Noon-2pm. (315) 685-5135

July 9th - July 12th - Rent, 151 S. Main Street, Naples, NY
Performance begins at 8:00 p.m. No day but today! The Broadway sensation that lit up the Silver Screen, toured the nation for over a decade and won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize comes to the BVT stage! This contemporary classic celebrates the joys and the heartaches of a year in the life of a group of bohemian artists living in NYC’s East Village in the early 90’s. With a compelling rock score including hits such as “Seasons of Love” and “One Song Glory.” Ticket Prices: $12-$33.  www.bvtnaples.org

July 10th - Launch of The Lakes, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
Join us on Friday night for Yancey's Fancy Launch of The Lakes. Enjoy free samples from Yancey's Fancy and taste from select Finger Lakes Wine Festival wineries. Dress in your best toga, enjoy live music and cap the night off with our fireworks display by Youngs Explosives. www.flwinefest.com

July 10th-July 12th - Finger Lakes Wine Festival 2015, Watkins Glen, NY. Don’t miss the largest showcase of New York State wines served by over 80 wineries and paired with delicious regional cuisine. Plus browse local artists, and enjoy live music, culinary classes, cooking demonstrations and more! Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy. Friday, July 10 – 5 p.m. Yancey's Fancy Launch of The Lakes. Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More information can be found on the festival’s website, www.flwinefest.com/Festival/Festival.aspx.

July 10th - 4th Annual Irish Fest Block Party, O'Connors' Main Street Pub, 559 Main St., Fair Haven, Ny. Kickoff at 6:00pm. Live Music, live bagpipes. Time: 6:00 pm. Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-947-6266

July 10th & 11th - 56th Annual Antique and Craft Show - Austin Park Pavilion Crnrs. Jordan & Austin St., Skaneateles, Ny. Sponsored by the Skaneateles United Methodist Church. Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Over 70 antique dealers. Local artisans & craft vendors. 315-685-3177. www.skanantiqueshow.com

July 10th & 11th - NYS Blues Fest 2015, Clinton Square, Syracuse, Ny
Featuring some of the finest blues players in the country as well as some great regional players. This is a not-to-miss festival! Free admission. 1-800-234-4797. www.nysbluesfest.com

July 11th - AuroraFest, Village of Aurora, Ny
Village of Aurora on Cayuga Lake. The festival starts with a Fun Run, then Dock to Dock swim. Parade through the village at noon, children’s activities, vendors and refreshments. Free admission. 9am-10:30am. 315-364-5438. www.visitaurorany.com

July 11th - Simi Wine Dinner, BeauVine Chophouse, 74 State Street, Auburn, Ny
BeauVine Chophouse at the Hilton Garden Inn is hosting an exclusive Simi Wine Dinner. The Simi Winery began in 1876 and now includes a family of wines sourced from five estate vineyards throughout Sonoma County and the Russian River Valley. Two very special reserve wines will be served during dinner, Sonoma County Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Russian River Reserve Chardonnay. Chef Collins will also feature an East Coast vs. West Coast Oyster Bar and Wild Game Black Bear Short Ribs with Bear Demi. $100 per person inclusive (tax & tip included).  Reservations required. Time: 6:30 pm. Cost: $100 per person. Telephone: 315-252-5511

July 11th & 12th - Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Rd., Skaneateles, Ny. Rain or shine. Pick your own lavender, free admission and parking. Fine arts & crafts, food and featured speakers. 9am-5pm. 315-685-5369. fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com

July 13th - July 24th - New York Dance Festival, West Middle School, 217 Genesee St., Auburn, Ny. The 2015 Festival brings the explosive multicultural dance scene of New York City and the world to beautiful Upstate New York. With critically acclaimed teachers, world-class dance classes, guest lecturers, and a Gala Event, the three week festival creates a world stage for dance in the Finger Lakes. The dance festival includes personal and family development through 8 1/2 hours of dance a day, with classes in McLeod Technique Modern, Reinforced Motor Function - RMF ®, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, MT Afro Hip Hop, Tap, and African. Telephone: 315-252-0350.

July 14th - August 8th - Late Nite Catechism, Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn, Ny. Late Night. Classroom, Catholic School. Now in its 20th hysterical year, Late Night Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their Catholic school youth. Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett.
The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students" and reminds them of Latin mass, meatless Fridays and makes good use of the ruler.
The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." This interactive comedy has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the US as well as to Canada, the UK and Australia. Time to laugh your sins off! Audience: Everyone. Rated PG-13 Cost: Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times. Telephone: 1-800-457-8897

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