10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

10 Fitch Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl Barber
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Auburn, NY - April 8th - April 26th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 7 Apr 2015, 6:09 am

Apr. 8th -  Live MusicOak & Vine at the Springside, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy live music with Colin Aberdeen at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets! 315-252-7247

Apr. 8th  - Winemaker Wednesday - Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Winemaker Wednesdays is a limited series of custom winery experiences for those who love to learn about wine, experience it, and talk about it, as much as they love to drink it.  Each participating winery will offer a special event or activity for this unique series. This is an unticketed event that takes place on the second Wednesday of each given month. www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/winemaker-wednesdays.html

Apr. 10th - New York Craft Beer DinnerAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Toast the craft brews of NYS with this four course dinner. Reservations required. $60 ++/person, 6pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888

Apr. 11th - Curator Talk: The Battle of CherbourgSeward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Matthew Mac Vittie, introduces the museum's new Civil War exhibit via discussion of a seascape depicting the sinking of the USS Kearsarge by the CSS Alabama. Reservations required as space is limited. Admission is $5 for general public, $12 for tour & talk, 1pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283

April 11th - Spring Barrel Tasting: Meet The Winemaker Hosmer Winery 7020 route 89, Ovid, NY 14521. Meet our winemaker, Aaron Roisen and learn more about the process of making Hosmer wine! Sample and compare three vintages of our featured wine including our current vintage, a past vintage and samples of the not released vintage. Additional wines available for tasting. Saturday, April 11th, 12-4pm. Featuring local samples from Chef Williams Creations $5 Tasting Fee. Website: www.hosmerwinery.com/

Apr. 11th - International Tabletop DaySterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. In honor of International Tabletop Day the Sterling Nature Center is hosting its third Board Game Extravaganza. This program is open to the public and board games will be provided or you can bring your own. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your friends and to try out a game or two you haven't played before all while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Sterling Nature Center. Free and open to the public, 1-4pm. 315-947-6143.

Apr. 11th - New Vintage Days at Swedish Hill Winery -  4565 State Route 414, Romulus, NY 14541. Be one of the first to taste and purchase our new vintages! With the release of these vintages also come special discounts! Come experience how Mother Nature has influenced your favorite wines and find some new wines to fall in love with! Visit www.SwedishHill.com prior to the event for a list of wines that will be featured April 11th & 12th at our Finger Lakes tasting room.

Apr. 11th & 12th - Va Va Bloom Garden ShowDickman Farms Greenhouses & Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Whether you are just beginning to garden or an experienced gardener....Dickman Farms has a weekend geared to turning your thumb green! Dickman Farms Va Va Bloom Garden Show will be bigger and better than ever! The weekend is filled with fun for the entire family including free seminars with captivating guest speakers, workshops, tours, and fun gardening activities for all ages. Free, 4/11, 9am - 5pm, 4/12, 10am - 5pm. www.dickmansfarms.com 315-253-3030.

Apr. 12th - Loren and Mark - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians.  Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, Loren and Marks unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, and their songs feature Lorens superb vocals with some beautiful harmonies from Mark. Guitar playing like you've never heard before! Tickets $12, 7pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Apr. 12th - Wine and Food Pairing DinnerThe Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga. Master Chef Etienne Merle for an extraordinary food and wine pairing dinner.
First Course:
Cured Salmon with Herbs marinated in Extra Virgin Oil and spicy red sauce. Matao Garnacha - Spain
Second Course:
Free Range Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, light cream, mixed greens with spinach & Extra Virgin Oil Cabal Sauvignon Blanc - Argentina
Third Course: 
Petite Salad with M's Cheese Thirty Weight Whitle - New YorkFourth Course
Croquembouche - (stuffed, glazed creampuffs) Green Light Sparkling Wine - New YorkLimited Seating - Reservations Required - 315-889-5184

Apr. 18th  - Genesee Country Museum’s 17th Annual Antiques Show & Sale -1410 Flint Hill Rd. Mumford, NY Select western New York antiques dealers participate in this exceptional indoor show and sale. Browse through an extensive collection of furniture, paintings, militaria, books and ephemera, jewelry, porcelains and glassware. $7 ($1 discount if purchased on line). Preview Party and private shopping night on Friday evening, April 17, 6-8pm ($30/$25 members) www.gcv.org

Apr.18th - Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen! - 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Experience the twists and turns of our world-renown road course from the driver's seat of your personal vehicle. Take your car on the track for three paced laps behind an official WGI vehicle for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. Proceeds benefit several local charities. www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/Opening-Weekend.aspx

Apr. 19th  - Spring Wine & Food Pairing - New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaugua, Ny.  Get a taste of spring in the Finger Lakes with fine seasonal local foods paired with New York wines!  Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of three foods that emphasize seasonal ingredients and learn how the flavors change when paired with three different styles of regional wines.  All ability levels welcome to this introduction to wine pairing. 1pm to 2pm. www.nywcc.com/classes/1420556125/spring-wine-food-pairing

Apr. 24th-26th - 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival -
If you have a green thumb and even if you don't you'll definitely not want to miss our 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Build your garden full of fragrant herbs and veggies. You will receive a wine glass, a garden plan and a plant carrier at your starting point winery plus potted herb or veggie plants from each winery. As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, sip our fine wines and make sure to take home the recipes so that you can be the highlight at your next get together with these great recipes. Hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from: Corning Museum of Glass, Experience! The Finger Lakes, Geneva on the Lake, Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes,  LaTourelle, S&S Limousine, The Hotel Ithaca, Tuxill House, Water to Wine.  Friday 1pm - 5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek.  Saturday and Sunday, 10 - 6 PM, all 17 wineries are participating. At King Ferry or Long Point wineries only, you can start at 9am on Saturday, on Sunday 10am. At the other starting wineries you can start at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. A Couple ticket receives, 2 wine glasses, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. A Single ticket receives, 1 wine glass, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. Designated Drivers receive everything stated above except they receive a mug instead of a glass. Be sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount per weekend. Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event. www.cayugawinetrail.com/events/130/23rd-annual-wine-herb-festival-april-24-26

Apr. 24th - Johnny Mathis - 885 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14605 - 
An Evening with Johnny Mathis Price: $48 - $103 Run Time: 2 Hours April 24, 2015 Show Time: 8pm Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist.
A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.
Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and has had 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. On April 24 Mathis comes to Rochester to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites. www.johnnymathis.com Website: www.rbtl.org

Apr. 24-26 - Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend - Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are good for 2-1/2 days. Come for one day or the whole event weekend! Celebrate spring on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with the classic pairing of wine and cheese! Co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, each participating winery will offer a cheese-themed dish to pair with fine regional wines. Ticket-holders will receive a gift at your chosen starting winery and can collect recipes along the way.   www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/spring-wine-cheese-weekend.html

Apr. 26th - Lecrae Anomaly Tour - 885 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14605
Featuring Andy Mineo DJ Promote April 26, 2015 @ 7:00pm Price: $21.00 for Groups of 10+ (www.premierproductions.com) $26.00 Advance Tickets $46.00 Deluxe Tickets which include early entry and a Q&A with Andy Mineo! $100 VIP Anomaly Experience which includes a catered buffet-style light dinner, VIP Anomaly souvenir merchandise item, early entry, souvenir laminated pass and a personal appearance and message by Lecrae!
What began as a way to reach the youth in a nearby juvenile detention center, through hip-hop, eventually became chart topping success for Lecrae as a critically acclaimed rapper, with over 1.8 million collective album sales. In the past two years, Lecrae has released 3 genre-redefining projects. He dropped his first mixtape in 2012, Church Clothes, hosted by Don Canon, which went double platinum on Datpiff, garnering over 500,000 downloads and debuting #10 on iTunes as an EP.
Following that, in probably what was a major upset in Gospel music, Lecrae made history as the first hip-hop artist to win a GRAMMY® award in the Best Gospel Album category for his sixth studio album Gravity. Gravity debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Rap Charts, and #1 Independent with over 73K units sold during its first week. The album featured key production from GRAMMY® award winning producers DJ Khalil and Heat Academy. He also celebrated video premieres of his singles "Mayday," "Fakin'," and “Confessions” on BET and MTV. Along with the biggest win of his career, Lecrae was also nominated for a Billboard Award, BET Award and Soul Train Award, and won a Dove Award. Lecrae closed out an incredible 2013 on several major tours, including Rock the Bells, and put out his second mixtape, Church Clothes 2, which has sold over 40K units after being downloaded over 150,000 times. www.rbtl.org.

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

Clean The Stains from Your Enamelware Pot in 15 Minutes 30 Mar 2015, 12:20 pm

If you own an enamel pot then I'll bet you've burned something in it before.

InnSider Secret: Here's how to get the stains out in 15 minutes!


My beloved MacKenzie Childs stock pot gets well used here at the inn.  Among other things, we make large batches of lemon curd in this pot and if you don't watch lemon curd carefully or if you don't stir it constantly while it's cooking you end up with a burned bottom on the inside of your pot. 

Some scrubbing got rid of the crud but there was still a really ugly stain left behind and while this doesn't affect the pots ability to be used it just doesn't look clean.

As I was wondering how I was going to get the stain out of my pot I remembered how well a dish detergent tab had worked on the inside of our stainless steel coffee carafes so I thought I'd give it a shot.  My results are shown above. Although the stain is not completely gone it sure is a lot better than it was before.

Here's what I did -
  1. Put the pot on the stove and add a couple inches of water in the bottom.  
  2. Turn the burner on and bring the water to a boil over medium high heat and then turn the heat down to simmer.
  3. Add a couple of squirts of dish soap - I used Dawn Direct Platinum Foam 
  4. Add a dishwasher tab - I used  Finish Power Ball
  5. Put a timer on and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes your results should be similar to mine but if not try letting it "cook" a little longer.
That's it!  Rinse and dry the pot and you are ready to go!  I hope you enjoyed this InnSider Secret from 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn and that this works as well for you as it did for me.
10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - March 27th - April 5th Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 26 Mar 2015, 9:07 am

What's happening near 10 Fitch the next few weeks?

MARCH 27-29  -  Cruisin' the TropicsSeneca Lake Wine Trail
Warm up with a self-guided "cruise" along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail for a taste of fine regional wines paired with tropically-themed dishes.  Gear up in your tropical best, and visit up to 29 participating wineries, all decked out with their own taste of the tropics!
www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/cruisin-the-tropics-weekend.html

Mar. 28th – May 24thMade in NY 2015Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Made in New York is an annual juried exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center that showcases artwork by contemporary New York State artists. Made in New York 2015 opens officially at 10am on March 28, with an Artists' Reception and Award Presentation from 4-6pm. Made in NY 2015 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, fiber, media art, and more. Admission $6/adults, Art Center members and children under 12 are always free, Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553

Mar. 28th & 29thWelcome to Maple Weekends 2015 -  Schoolyard Sugarbush, 5967 Appletree Point Rd., Moravia. Pancake breakfast (donations requested) to support the local New Hope Fire Department. Our family takes great pride in the taste & quality of our maple syrup. Come have fun, ride along to collect sap, tap a tree, taste the sap, taste & buy the different grades of maple syrup, maple cotton candy, maplecream, maple candy, and maple sugar, and more. We will have maple ice  cream, maple popcorn, maple hot dogs, maple soda. Located 11 miles south of Skaneateles on 41-A. Visit and see the future of NY Maple produced in rural communities and see why New Hope is famous for pancakes and pure maple syrup. 10am – 4pm. 315-497-3480

Mar. 28th & 29th - Smokey Hollow Maple Syrup 8597 Pierce Rd., Jordan. Tours of sugar shack, samples of maple products and explanations of how trees are tapped, and pure maple syrup is made. Making maple syrup - maybe wax on snow, maple granulate We have maple popcorn, maple soft ice cream, maple cotton candy, and molded maple sugar. Pancake breakfast at Smokey Hollow all days 9-1. Fee $6 per person.Kids under 5 years old free. Consists of OJ, coffee, hash browns, sausage and New Hope Mills pancakes, with Smokey Hollow Pure Maple Syrup!! Come join us in our heated pavilion. 9am-4pm. 315-689-9833

March 28th - April 5, 2015 - Spring Break Activities at Corning Glass Museum - One Museum Way - Corning, NY 14830
Special activities each day. Free with admission. Encourage creativity and imagination to blossom over spring break. Visit the Museum of lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids busy and happy. Admission for kids and teens is always free, and local residents (living in ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169) can visit for just $9, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes. Make Your Own Glass Make a spring egg, a windchime for the summer, and much more! Additional fee. Projects exist for all ages. We recommend booking ahead of time. Glassmaking Demos Watch as expert glassmakers transform molten glass into beautiful objects at the live, narrated Hot Glass Shows. Don’t miss the Flameworking, Glassbreaking, and Optical Fiber Demos. All demonstrations take place in the Innovation Center area and are included in the cost of admission. Garden Gallery Hunt Kids can explore the galleries and find glass objects inspired by spring to create their own glass bouquets. Family Hidden Treasures Tours Explore the Museum through one-hour, family-friendly tours. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm during school breaks.  http://www.cmog.org/

Mar. 31st & Apr. 7th - Open Mic Night - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed café. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Mar. 27th & 28th - "AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda" - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. AWAKE is an unconventional biography about Paramahansa Yogananda, the world- renowned author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.Many highly influential people -- including Steve Jobs, George Harrison, and Russell Simmons, all of whom are featured in the film -- have been deeply impacted by Yogananda.. The Gathr Films Theatrical on Demand model is today's vanguard technology for delivering a message to communities across America. Admission $10, 3/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 3/28, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Mar. 28thTreleaven Wines Spring Open HouseKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Come celebrate the return of warmth and sunshine with us at our Spring Open House! We'll have free live music, and wine specials. Enjoy some face time with winemakers and learn about the wine making process. Free, noon-4pm. www.treleavenwines.com

Mar. 28th -  Inns or Aurora Wine Dinner -  391 Main Street, Aurora, Ny. 6:30 pm,  Taste the best of our region with a five paired course dinner at the Inns of Aurora. For more information or to place a reservation contact, (315) 364-8888 or visit www.innsofaurora.com

Apr. 1stMovies at the MackTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Hitchcock Films America - Featuring “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotton. Enjoy the cozy setting. Admission $3, 2:00 & 7:00 pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051

Apr. 2ndCelebrate Spring at Bet the FarmBet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market, 381 Main St., Aurora. Join Kit each Thursday in April for specially selected tastes featuring 1 or 2 of our wines and some choices from fellow Finger Lakes winemakers. He and Nancy feel these wines will help your dinner pairings, help you shake the winter blues and brighten your day - and your palate. Today featuring Wines for Easter. 5-7pm. www.betthefarmwineryny.com 315-294-5643

Apr. 3rdFirst Friday Events – Participating sites and businesses around downtown Auburn.
Seward House Museum, 33 South St. - Join us for a First Friday reception! Enjoy live entertainment, a contemporary art exhibit& complimentary refreshments!
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - Opening reception for People Helping People: Celebrating 50 Years of Community Action. This exhibit is a collaborative community exhibit showcasing the Cayuga-Seneca Community Action Agency.
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Visit the newly opened "Made in NY 2015" exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.

Apr. 3rd - Painted Bar Stables offers a once in a lifetime experience: Moonlight Trail Rides. Explore the winter wonderland by the light of the full moon. This memory making romantic adventure only gets more beautiful as the moonbeams reflect off of the snow as your horse walks through the crisp night. Dates for upcoming moonlight rides are: January 30 - February 1 @ 5:30pm February 27 - March 1 @ 6:00pm April 3 - April 5 @ 8:00pm May 1 - May 3 @ 8:30pm Request your Moonlight Trail Ride at www.paintedbarstables.com

Apr. 5thEaster Sunday BrunchAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Connect with friends & family over our great buffet. $40/person, 10:30 am – 2 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364- 8888

Apr. 5th -  Easter Buffet - Veraisons Restaurant, Glenora Wine Cellar 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837. 11am - 4pm, $29.95 for Adults~$12 for Children (12 and under) Advanced Reservations Required! www.glenora.com/events/Easter-Buffet  or call 1-800-243-5513.

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

March Madness at 10 Fitch in Auburn NY - We're Celebrating Your Un-birthday! 18 Mar 2015, 10:48 am

 Wonderland Awaits! 

Don't Be Late!


Yes, today is March 18th and we are 3 weeks into the month already and I'm just now posting about March Madness. Better late than never right?  I'm sure the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland would agree.

We did announce March Madness in our March newsletter which went out at the end of February and I also posted an announcement about it on the 10 Fitch homepage.  The thing is I wasn't entirely sure I was going to do March Madness this year.  But let me back up a bit-

First of all, our March Madness at 10 Fitch has nothing to do with basketball.  I borrowed the title a few years ago when we we were trying to figure out a way to get more people to come for a visit during the month of March.  So I came up with the idea to call it March Madness and promote it by saying we'd gone crazy and were giving prizes away to our guests during the month of March.  We had a lot of fun and so did our guests. In fact, that was our best March to date.

I'm not sure why but we didn't do another March Madness promotion again until this year and even though I didn't think to do it this year until the end of February I decided to bump up the fun a little by creating a Wonderland atmosphere here.

We are adorned for the Mad Hatter's un-birthday tea party and all our guests who come in March are the guests of honor at the party.

Now, the party isn't a literal tea party but is rather an ongoing tea party themed celebration going on all month.  And we have plenty of tea and other beverages on hand as well as goodies and presents so it is very festive and fun.

I asked the white bunny if he would do a little video with me for you and he reluctantly agreed.  You can see the videos that we did below - the white bunny is in two of them :)




Intro Video

The White Rabbits Debut


What Can You Do In The Finger Lakes In March?  I'll let you know in this video!


A Few More Ideas About Things To Do In March

The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter Give You A Peek At Some of the Un-birthday Presents


Space and dates are very limited so do not delay in booking your stay if you want to be a part of the celebration! To check availability and reserve your spot at the party click here now!

Wonderland awaits!!  Hope to see you there!

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

Auburn, NY - March 1st - 31st 2015 - Events In The FInger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 28 Feb 2015, 6:54 am

March 1st, 2015 @ 3pm - Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra All That Glitters - 3440 Ventosa Vineyards - Rt 96 A Geneva NY 14456
An afternoon of musical stargazing. Come relax in our ballroom and listen to beautifully orchestrated music from director Rachel Lauber, while sipping premium award winning wines. Cafe Toscana and full cash bar will be available. $10 advanced tickets $12 at the door  Website: http://www.ventosavineyards.com/AllThatGlitters

March 1 6PM, Moonlight Trail Ride - Painted Bar Stables, 4093 Lake Street Burdett NY 14818
Painted Bar Stables offers a once in a lifetime experience: Moonlight Trail Rides. Explore the winter wonderland by the light of the full moon. This memory making romantic adventure only gets more beautiful as the moonbeams reflect off of the snow as your horse walks through the crisp night. www.paintedbarstables.com Website: http://www.paintedbarstables.com

March 14th, 2015 - Burning of the Canes - Foxrun Vineyards - 607 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527
The day will include food and wine, bonfires and live music. FREE Admission! Bring chairs and blankets, please no coolers.
Each year after harvest, grape vines are pruned to ensure a good crop of grapes the following season. Drawn from the old tradition in winemaking regions of France, The Burning of the Canes will celebrate the previous year's work and prepare for the upcoming season by hosting an outdoor feast and burning the cuttings (canes). http://www.foxrunvineyards.com/

March 21st, 2015 - Grand Opening 2300°- One Museum Way - Corning, NY 14830
Free & open to the public. Great food & drink, live music & glass making. Join us for a grand celebration of our new North Wing expansion. Explore the new contemporary art and design galleries, watch special glassmaking demos in our new 500-seat hot glass amphitheater and enjoy live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. Free shuttle bus service from the Museum’s I-86 parking lot is available. 6-8 pm  Website: http://www.cmog.org/

March 21st, 2015 - Bacon on the Lakein - Cayuga Wine Trail Event
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, you gotta' love Bacon. Join us for the first and original Finger Lakes Bacon event on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. It’s all about the Bacon and you’ll find that’s the main ingredient in our bacon lover’s event. You’ll receive a wineglass at your starting point winery and recipe cards at each winery as you savor all that delectable bacon. Besides eating all that lovely bacon, make sure to visit each winery to be eligible to win some of the best prizes ever, such as a BBQ Smoker, BBQ sauces, BBQ utensils and so much. Just pop off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit it into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. This way the more wineries you visit the more chances you’ll have to win. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: Black Walnut B&B Geneva on the Lake Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes LaTourelle S&S Limousine The Hotel Ithaca Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800-684-5217. Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event. Website: http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/661/bacon-on-the-lakein-sponsored-by-wqny-1037

March 26th, 2015 - My Mother’s Jewish, My Father’s Italian and I’m in Therapy - 885 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14605
March 26, 2015 @ 7:30pm Price: $37.50 - $47.50 Steve Solomon’s two-time award winning show has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country, becoming one of the longest-running one-man shows in Broadway history. Once again, we meet the people that we’re all too familiar with; the family members that make you remember why you left home in the first place. It’s a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known, and some you’d want to forget but can’t, all brought to life on stage by the comic magic of Steve Solomon.   Website: http://www.rbtl.org

March 28th - April 5, 2015 - Spring Break Activities at Corning Glass Museum - One Museum Way - Corning, NY 14830
Special activities each day. Free with admission. Encourage creativity and imagination to blossom over spring break. Visit the Museum of lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids busy and happy. Admission for kids and teens is always free, and local residents (living in ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169) can visit for just $9, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes. Make Your Own Glass Make a spring egg, a windchime for the summer, and much more! Additional fee. Projects exist for all ages. We recommend booking ahead of time. Glassmaking Demos Watch as expert glassmakers transform molten glass into beautiful objects at the live, narrated Hot Glass Shows. Don’t miss the Flameworking, Glassbreaking, and Optical Fiber Demos. All demonstrations take place in the Innovation Center area and are included in the cost of admission. Garden Gallery Hunt Kids can explore the galleries and find glass objects inspired by spring to create their own glass bouquets. Family Hidden Treasures Tours Explore the Museum through one-hour, family-friendly tours. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm during school breaks.  http://www.cmog.org/
10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - February 10-28, 2015 - Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 8 Feb 2015, 1:51 pm


Feb. 10th & 17th -  Open Mic Night - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed café.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

February 11, 6 – 7 PM - CULINARY CLASS: Chocolate - at Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Skaneateles 
A demonstration of how to use chocolate for a savory application.
Reservations & more information visit http://www.mirbeau.com or (315) 685-5006

February 13th, 2015 - FREE Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Tasting - 73 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua NY 14424
Join Andy from Empire Wine Merchants North as he pours a tasty mix of wines for you to pair with delicious chocolates from Sweet Expressions! PromisQous Wine Monogomy Wine Banfi Rosa Regale Relax Pink Pinot Grigio Lakewood Port Website: http://www.ryanswine.com

February 13, 14 & 15 - 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER. Celebrate Valentines at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Skaneateles
$175.00 per couple inclusive of tax & gratuity. Reservations strongly recommended. (315) 685-5006. vie thecomplete menu at http://www.mirbeau.com

February 13, 14 & 15 - 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER Joelle’s French Bistro, Skaneateles
featuring a tasting of four appetizes on one plate,the choice of one of four entrees and a dessert plate. $69.95/person. Seating is limited. For reservations call, 685-3063. visit
http://www.joellesfrenchbistro.com

February 13 & 14 VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER: Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles
serving dinner from 5 PM – 10 PM Specials running both days that include delicious seafood as
well as filet mignon. Call (315) 685-3405 for reservations and more information or visit
http://www.thesherwoodinn.com

February 14 VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER: Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, 74 State St. Auburn
4-course dinner featuring Caprese Salad, Classic Cioppino, Whole Maine Lobster and Kobe Beef London Broil, NY Style Cheese cake or Chocolate Torte and Bottle of Wine or Champagne!
For reservations, please call (315) 515-3162

Feb. 14thValentine’s Day Sparkling Wine DinnerAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Toast http://www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Feb. 14thComedian Sam Morril - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sam Morril, one of the fastest rising comics in New York City, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. How do you know that's true? Because he is writing this bio, and he wouldn't lie about that to get extra work. He won March Madness 2010 at Comix, has performed in a Friars Roast, and was featured in a 4-page spread in the Daily News as "one of the four funniest in New York?" He then won the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, beating out over 600 applicants. Sam was recently named a 2011 "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central. His comedy can be heard on Sirius XM radio, and he's a regular at all the top clubs in the city, all at the tender and supple age of 25. Come see Sam before his ego gets too big to do small rooms.  Tickets $15, 8pm.  http://www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

February 19th, 2300° Countdown - Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY
Free & open to the public. Great food & drink, live music & glassmaking. At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. Live Glassmaking See world class glassmakers give special live demonstrations on the Innovations Stage throughout the evening. Live Music Enjoy the sounds of great musical entertainment as they bring their own unique sounds to the Auditorium and Innovations Stages. 2300° GlassMarket Sale Take 23% off your purchase in the GlassMarket, beginning at 5 pm through the event. Offer valid on all non-sale items. Hot Food and Cold Drinks Round Out the Night Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks are available. Heartier fare is also available for purchase. Free shuttle bus service from the Museum’s I-86 parking lot is available. 5:30-7:30 pm

February 21st, 2015 "Argentinean Wine Dinner" - The Inns of Aurora - 391 Main Street
Explore Argentina with a five paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $75++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888 Website: http://www.innsofaurora.com

February 21st - Shen Yun Performing Arts - 885 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14605
All-new 2015 program with live orchestra Saturday, February 21 @ 7:30pm Sunday, February 22 @ 2:00pm Price: $53 - $123 HEAVENLY REALMS and timeless legends spring to life through classical Chinese dance. Dazzling costumes, thunderous battle drums, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Exquisite melodies and animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. Compassion, loyalty, and virtue lie at the heart of traditional Chinese culture. Almost lost under communist rule in China, this glorious heritage is finally being revived and shared with the world. Experience the wonder of authentic Chinese culture. Experience Shen Yun!  For additional Shen Yun videos and reviews, please visit: http://www.shenyun.com/videos - See more at: http://rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=2/21/2015#sthash.4JlU7VKr.dpuf http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/164/1354996 Website: http://www.rbtl.org

February 26th, Dancing Pros - Live at Rochester Broadway Theatre League, 885 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14605
Dancing Pros Live! Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7:30pm Price: $37.50 - $77.50 The world’s finest dancers will battle it out on stage and the audience will choose the winner! Starring Edyta Sliwinska, from “Dancing with the Stars,” and Chelsie Hightower, from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” this unforgettable live dancing competition is hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show “Growing Pains.” For the first time together on stage, audiences across the country will see professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for top prize! Watch in awe as they perform a variety of dance styles including Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Freestyle Samba and the Jitterbug. Using electronic voting remotes, the audience will become part of the show and vote for their favorite couple. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the show! Audiences will be dazzled by amazing caliber celebrity and professional dancers, singers from “American Idol” or “The Voice,” a glamorous set, stunning costumes, group numbers and unbelievable dance moves! From high voltage kicks to seductive strides, these famed competitors demand everyone's attention as they rival one another on the dance floor for a chance to win the vote! People magazine hailed “Top notch dancing from the best in the world and a live fan vote for the winner. If you like “Dancing with the Stars,” you’ll love the drama, excitement and unpredictability of Dancing Pros.” http://www.DancingProsLive.com. Dancing Pros tickets Website: http://www.rbtl.org

February 27th & 28th, Moonlight Trail Ride - Painted Bar Stables - 4093 Lake Street Burdett NY
14818 Painted Bar Stables offers a once in a lifetime experience: Moonlight Trail Rides. Explore the winter wonderland by the light of the full moon. This memory making romantic adventure only gets more beautiful as the moonbeams reflect off of the snow as your horse walks through the crisp night. Dates for upcoming moonlight rides are: March 1 @ 6:00pm April 3 - April 5 @ 8:00pm May 1 - May 3 @ 8:30pm Request your Moonlight Trail Ride at http://www.paintedbarstables.com

your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe-from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés.  Reservations recommended.  $100 ++/person, seating 5:00 - 10:00 pm. 
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Auburn, NY - February 1-7, 2015 - Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 1 Feb 2015, 11:53 am

The 13th Annual Cayuga Wine Trails Mardi Gras is just one of the many great activities taking place between February 7th-8th near 10 Fitch in Auburn, NY.  Don't miss out! Details below.

Feb. 3rd & 10th - Open Mic Night - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed café. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Feb. 4thMovies at the MackTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Stagecoach (1939) directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne. Enjoy the cozy setting. Admission $3, 2 and 7pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051

Feb. 5th - 17th Annual Amateur Chef’s Night DinnerSacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Rd., Auburn. Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, the Community Preservation Committee's (CPC's) signature fundraising event returns to Sacred Heart. What a great opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, all while supporting the Willard Chapel.
What makes this food-and fun-fund raiser so special is the hearty participation of many chefs we know and love from our own community. Our friendly chefs will prepare and serve appetizers, soups, and desserts with a side of cheery banter! A carving station, with beer tasting by Budweiser joining long-time supporter Dr. Frank for wine tasting, rounds out the fare for the evening. A silent auction of quality goods and services adds a dash of excitement too! There will be ample informal seating for everyone. Tickets for Chef's Night are a $40 donation per person and are available at the Willard Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street Auburn. Stop by anytime we're open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am- 4pm. All proceeds will benefit the CPC and the Willard Memorial Chapel. 315-253-0229
       
Feb. 6thFirst Friday Events - Participating Historical & Cultural Sites & Participating Businesses near Downtown Auburn.
  • Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - The Cayuga Museum will celebrate First Friday with an opening reception for two new exhibits. Local Links: Notable People with Cayuga Connections will be on the main floor, and Processing the Past: Glass Plate Negatives from Our Collection will be on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Finger Lakes Artists Coop, 101 Genesee St. - Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will celebrate February First Friday with Valentine Making for Meals on Wheels.
We will of course have refreshments, music and artist meet & greet.
Come and help us to reach our goal of 500 Hand-made Valentines for a worthy cause. Share the Love with Art from the Heart!

Feb. 6th – March 22nd - Notable People with Cayuga Connections & Processing the Past - Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Notable People with Cayuga Connections will celebrate the lives and works of people from two different groups - those who grew up here and achieved fame and fortune elsewhere, or those who were famous and had a close connection to Cayuga County. Visit the exhibit and learn their story. A second exhibit, Processing the Past, will showcase photographs produced from glass plate negatives in the museum collection. Admission $5, members and children under 5 are free. Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm. Closed major holidays. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051

Feb. 6th- Geneva Night Out on Friday, The Smith Center of the Arts, 82 Seneca St., Geneva Ny. The Geneva Historical Society will bring you the 1940s-style radio drama John Grimes: P.I. Gumshoes, dames and a tough guy named Rocco come to life complete with a sound effects table. Starring Murray Heaton, Michael Rusinko, Eric Duchess, and Eleanor Stearns. The show runs for 30 minutes and will be performed at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The presentation will be free and open to the public. For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151. Geneva Night Out is a free monthly arts and cultural event in downtown Geneva, NY on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about Geneva Night Out, visit www.genevanightout.org.

Feb. 7th"Shaw Vineyard Dinner"Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House. $125 ++, 6:30 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888

Feb. 7th - Winter BirdsSterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd. Sterling. One of the most popular winter wildlife activities in the US is watching and feeding birds at a feeding station. This program will help you identify the birds at your feeder and show you ways to create simple feeders. Participants will create a peanut butter and seed feeder to take home. A short winter bird walk will follow the indoor program. This program is free and open to the public. Free, 1pm. 315-947-6143

Feb. 7th & 8th - 13th Annual Mardi Gras - Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake Area. Beads, Beads plus Prizes along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at our 13th Annual Mardi Gras event. You will receive a wine glass at your starting point winery, and at each winery you'll receive wine and food pairings, recipe cards plus those incredible beads. Back by popular demand the Mardi Gras attendee will be able to pick the lucky coin for some prizes and giveaways at each winery. It's a 17 clue Scavenger Hunt so check the clues as you visit each winery. Figure out the clues or riddles to win a sampler case of fine wines from the trail. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes. Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event. Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800- 684-5217, or at any area Wegmans six weeks before the event. $30/advance ticket. $35/at the door, $15/designated driver, 10am-5pm. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684-5217

Feb. 7th -17th - Annual Great Chili Cook-Off  - Downtown Ithaca. Forty-five restaurants and chefs will sling artfully crafted chili and compete for the title of Chili Champion. More information and participation guidelines on competitions going on as a part of Chili Cook-Off visit: www.downtownithaca.com

Hope you are staying warm and that we will see you soon here at 10 Fitch, your romantic escape in the heart of New York states beautiful Finger Lakes!
10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Top 10 Romantic Winter Things To Do In The Finger Lakes 24 Jan 2015, 4:54 pm

Top 10 Romantic Winter Things To Do Near 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

Warm weather months are not the only time things are smokin' hot here in the Finger Lakes!

Yeah, the kind of heat I'm talking about doesn't come from sun drenched skies or balmy breezes.  It's what happens when couples spend time together doing fun things and enjoying each others company regardless of the weather. You can definitely rekindle the romance in your relationship during the winter here in the Finger Lakes. There is so much to see and do during every season in the stunningly beautiful Finger lakes so don't think that spring through fall are the only times to plan a visit, if you do then you may miss out on some wonderful, unique opportunities to enjoy the area at it's best and warm things up in your relationship.  So here are my top 10 picks.

"There is so much to see and do during every season here in the stunningly beautiful Finger lakes so don't think that summer or fall are the only times to plan a visit"

    10.    Visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail - Most people know about the Finger Lakes Wine Trail but do you know about our Cheese Trail? Even during the winter months you can enjoy delectable bites from the cheese trail alongside fantastic Finger Lakes regional wines during the Annual Preferred Pairings Wine & cheese event. 8 of the 15 cheese trail farms are open during the winter and most offer free visits and tastings but I recommend calling ahead to confirm hours.
    9.    Outdoor Ice Skating - Grab your ice skates and camera, don’t forget a thermos of hot cocoa, and head on over to Taughannock Falls State Park to enjoy an afternoon together gliding across the ice on a designated skating area right in the middle of winter’s quiet, pristine, beauty.
    8.    Go On A Treasure Hunt - Spend the day driving around the region taking in the beautiful Finger Lakes scenery as you go and stopping along the way to explore the areas unique shops, boutiques and art galleries.  There’s no telling what special treasure you may find!
    7.    Explore Charming Skaneateles Village - This picturesque, historic, little village sits right at
the top of pristine Skaneateles lake, just minutes from Auburn.  Take a stroll out onto the pier or enjoy the stunning view of the lake from the Clift Park Gazebo then pop into one of the local restaurants, taverns or a bakery to relax or grab a for a bite to eat before exploring the unique shops and galleries, all occupying space in buildings dating back to 1796.
    6.    Visit Waterfalls - Don’t let winter stop you! The beauty of nature in the Finger Lakes region can be enjoyed year round! Although the warmer months are certainly prime times to take in the many stunning waterfalls and gorges many of them are accessible during the winter season and provide a unique opportunity to view some spectacular icy waterfalls while you snuggle close to each other.
    5.    Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski at a State Park - Hot cocoa and snow! You can even go on a moonlight snowshoe hike at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savanna, just 24 minutes from Auburn, and snowshoe rental is available - if you have your own equipment you can cross country ski or go ice skating at Taughannock Falls State Park or hike and cross country ski at Fillmore Glen.
    4.    Visit The Wine Trail - The wine trail in winter?  You bet!  On the Cayuga Wine Trail there are 17 wineries, a cider, a meadery and four distilleries to visit where you can taste award winning wines plus take in breathtaking views of the lake, waterfalls and snow-covered landscape. Winter events on the wine trail include the annual Mardi Gras celebration as well as “Bacon On The Lakein.” My recommendation is to hire a car and driver so you can both enjoy the scenery and the wine without worry.
    3.    Take a class or attend an event at the NY Wine & Culinary Center - Experiences available range from simply hanging out and enjoying a locally sourced meal and drinks in the upstairs bistro to from a pizza making workshop to wine and cheese pairing, to hands on kitchen classes, chef instructed, where you prepare a meal and then enjoy it with the other participants.  So much fun!
    2.    Romantic Candlelight Dinner for Two - There are so many wonderful places to experience culinary excellence here in the Finger Lakes.  Check out restaurant reviews on Trip Advisor and plan a romantic evening with your sweetheart.  Here my recommended picks for those staying at or near us.

And finally, my number one winter pick for the most romantic thing to do here in the Finger Lakes is....

    10.    Snuggle Up And Stay Warm at a Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast- The best way to heat things up after spending the day exploring the plethora of things to do in the area of course, is to snuggle up with your honey near a blazing fireplace while sipping regional wine or hot cocoa and nibbling homemade cookies during a stay at a charming area bed & breakfast.  romance packages that hotels just can’t hold a candle to and with over 330 B&B's in the Finger Lakes to choose from you are sure to find the one that perfect to make your romantic memories in.
A romantic winter escape breaks up the long, cold, dark days of the season and can help you reconnect with one another in a special way,  putting the spark back into your relationship. Bed & breakfasts offer warmth, intimacy and personal attention as well as some really unique and value packed amenities and romance packages that hotels just can’t hold a candle to.

I hope that I've convinced you that you don't have to wait until the snow melts and the flowers start blooming before you plan your trip to the the beautiful Finger Lakes and more importantly, your romantic escape with the one you love.  If you would like ore information just send me an email with your questions.  I'm happy to help! I hope to see you soon here at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn, your romantic escape in the Finger Lakes.

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Auburn, NY - January 23-31 Events In The Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 23 Jan 2015, 3:52 pm


Jan. 23rd - “A Taste of Cuba Dinner” at Joelle’s French Bistro, 4423 State Street Road, Skaneateles NY. 3 Courses, 3 Drinks. $68.75/person. Call for reservations, (315) 685-3063. www.joellesfrenchbistro.com

Jan. 23rd & 24th - "The Trip to Italy" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. 
Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip to Italy,  took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Tickets $6, 1/23, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/24, 8:00pm www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 24th - Comedy Hypnotist Joe DeVito - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Joe DeVito, professional stage hypnotist, has been performing his stage hypnosis show for more than 20 years. His comedy hypnosis show has been seen nationwide and internationally. Joe DeVito's stage hypnotist show has been successfully performed in clubs, at fundraisers, in high schools, colleges, after proms, as well as many special events. Tickets $25, 2:00 & 8:00 PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 24th - Men Behaving Badly will host the Open Mic Night at Brew & Brats, Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery, 6461 Ny 64, Naples NY 6-9pm. Bring your voice and/or your musical instrument and join the fun. Brew & Brats Hours: 12-9 Sat. & 12-7 Sundays. Arbor Hill Winery Hours: 10-5 Sat. & 11-5 Sundays or when the flag is flying. www.brewandbrats.com

Jan. 24th - Travis Rocco Duo  Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St., Skaneatles NY 9:30 PM – 1 AM  (315)554-8194. www.lakehousepub.com & www.travisrocco.com

Jan. 24th - Whiskey Education - Mirbeau Inn, Skaneateles, NY Join us for Whiskey Education with our bartender Ed, to taste these fine New York whiskeys. Featuring McKenzie Whiskey from Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett, NY, as well as Hudson Whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, NY. No tickets or reservations required. Taste at your own pace with .4-.5oz pours & complementary small bites for $20. 2:00pm - 5:00pm. (315) 685-5006 www.mirbeau.com

Jan. 25th - Tiffany Sunday Concert SeriesWillard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Dreading those post holiday blues? How about some swing to help you hold onto that happy New Year feeling? Join us at the Willard Chapel on Sunday, January 25 for a fun afternoon concert with Bob Piorun & the Swing Kats!  The SWING KATS - Ingrid Houghton, Bernie McNabb, Marty Losito, and Cookie Coogan - are a swinging, danceable vocal quartet, with Bob Piorun providing instrumental backing. They do retro music of the Big Band era of the 1930s and on through the 1960s, all in 4-part harmony. Check out their website at www.cnysites.net/bobpiorun/swingkats for more detailed information about them. To hear their harmonies and style of music, go to Youtube and type "Swing Kats Demo" or "Swing Kats Holiday Card 2013" in the Youtube page search box.. Admission $10, 2pm. www.willard-chapel.org  315-252-0339.
      
Jan. 25th - Sunday Music Series: Early Girl and Some Lost Boys - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Donna Dennihy (guitar, lead and harmony vocals). Donna is a local singer-songwriter who has been performing with the band Edgy Folk for many years. She released her first solo album, Early Girl, in December 2013. Donna's songs have been described as sweet and poignant with understated beauty. Her recent project with friends Paul Wakker and Ted Williams features original songs from Early Girl, as well as traditional and cover songs with an emphasis on beautiful harmonies.... and having fun! Paul Wakker (bass, lead and harmony vocals)
Paul is a two-time SAMMY award winner and a founding member of The Lost Boys.  A voice like no other, Paul has been highly regarded for his lead and harmony capabilities. Ted Williams (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
,Ted is a member of the bluegrass groups The Mark Allnatt Band and John Cadley and the Lost Boys. $10 Admission, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 25th – March 15thBoth Ends of the RainbowSchweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. Both Ends of the Rainbow is an annual exhibit featuring artwork by local students grades K-12 and seniors. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, January 25, from 12-5pm. Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 1 - 5pm. Closed major holidays. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553

Jan. 25th - 7th Annual Bridal Show The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars  Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY  
12:00 to 3:00pm Free Admission to the Public Complimentary Champagne & Hors D’oeuvres Tour of our Luxury Inn and Cottage Strolling Bridal Fashion Show Cake Vendors, DJs, Florists, Photographers, Hair Stylists & Much More! Come visit our Tuscan Style Venue with spectacular views of Seneca Lake and our Vineyards 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. 8.5 miles north of Watkins Glen. 1-800-243-5513 ext. 307 To register, visit :  www.glenora.com/events/Glenora-Bridal-Show

Jan. 27th & Feb. 3rd - Open Mic Night - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed café. www.auburnpublictheater.org

Jan. 28thLive Music - Oak and Vine at the Springside Inn, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy live music with Edgy Folk at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets! www.oakandvine.com 315-252-7247

Jan. 30th, - Feb.1st - Moonlight Trail Ride  Painted Bar Stables, 4093 Lake Street Burdett NY a once in a lifetime experience: Moonlight Trail Rides. Explore the winter wonderland by the light of the full moon. This memory making romantic adventure only gets more beautiful as the moonbeams reflect off of the snow as your horse walks through the crisp night. Dates for upcoming moonlight rides are: January 30 - February 1 @ 5:30pm February 27 - March 1 @ 6:00pm April 3 - April 5 @ 8:00pm May 1 - May 3 @ 8:30pm. Request your Moonlight Trail Ride at www.paintedbarstables.com

Jan. 30th & 31st - "My Old Lady" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star cast with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas. My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz, father of producer Rachael Horovitz. Tickets $6, 1/30, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/31, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315- 253-6669

Jan. 31st - The Justice League performs Rush - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. The Justice League is a group of Oneonta musicians who perform classic albums in their entirety. With a revolving team of musicians The Justice League has reproduced albums by the Who (Tommy), the Beatles (Sgt. Pepper, White Album, Abbey Road and more), Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks and more) and Genesis (Seconds Out). For "Rush: Exit... Stage Left" the Justice League is comprised of Darcy Gibson, Emmett Rozelle, MW Degan and Matt Gibson. Tickets $15, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
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How to Pocket Wrap & Create a Gift Wrap Clasp 13 Jan 2015, 9:58 am

Innsider Secret: Fun And Easy Gift Wrapping Techniques!

Make a built in pocket for your cards, silk flowers, photo, embellishments, additional gift, whatever!  Get creative! 

I've got two 10 Fitch Innsider Secrets to share with you today and they both focus on gift wrap.  One secret is a sweet way to wrap your packages neatly hiding any seams while at the same time creating a cool little pocket to hold whatever you like!  You can tuck in a greeting card and write the recipients name on the envelope so it also serves as a gift tag.  But you are not limited to cards. You could add all kinds of things to the pocket, personalizing it for the person you are giving it to or to fit the occasion as I did in the Valentines example here. 
Gift Wrap Pockets Are Fun to Fill!



torn, crumpled, sad gift wrap rolls!
The second Secret is a recycling hack I use to create clasps for my gift wrap rolls.  Until I found out about this super cool idea my gift wrap was looking pretty haggard.  I store my gift wrap rolls in tall boxes and plastic gift wrap bins and it was a real challenge keeping the wrap on the rolls once opened because the paper wanted to tear, crumple and unravel from the roll when removing or replacing the rolls back into the bins.  But this solution is simple, quick and ingenious and my many rolls of gift wrap have never looked neater or been easier to manage.

Watch this 6 minute video to learn both of this months 10 Fitch Innsider Secrets.



Hope to see you soon at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn, your romantic escape in the Finger lakes!


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