10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Resolved to Live Healthier - The Incredible Shrinking 10 Fitch Innkeeper 12 Jan 2015, 7:07 pm

Ok, I confess that I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life.  I have dieted, I have exercised, I have tried the gimmicks, the fads, the programs and over the span of 3 decades my hubby and I have purchased a LOT of exercise equipment, paid for gym memberships and I have made so many New Years resolutions to lose weight that it would make your head spin.  I was somewhat successful in dropping a few pounds and toning up a bit but I never reached my ultimate goal and eventually my good intentions were all that I really had to show for my pitiful efforts.

But this year something happened shortly after New Years.  I had not made a New Years resolution to lose weight in years, I'd really just given up trying but on January 6th 2015 I celebrated my 51st birthday and something just clicked.  It hit me that it wasn't about losing weight, it was about living healthier.  I needed more than a weight loss program.... I needed to be re-programmed to live lighter!  It's difficult for me to put this into words but it's like a light finally went on and for the first time that I can remember I believe that my life is dramatically changing.... for the better.
"It felt good to actually feel my muscles..."
On January 7th, the day after my birthday, my journey began. I've set some goals, there are going to be a lot of changes, not just in the area of physical fitness, and not just for me but for my hubs too because he is coming along on this ride with me and we are both going to be happier, healthier and lighter because of it!

So, the first thing I'm doing is learning to eat healthier and getting into an exercise routine.  I know that I need a more active lifestyle but with my schedule it's tough! But I have to start somewhere.

Last February, after seeing I don't know how many commercials of smiling, toned, fit, perfectly groomed people losing weight in all the Tread-Climber commercials, we bought one.  Yes, another device to add to our collection.  It arrived and they came and assembled it and it sat on it's mat in the basement. Until January 7th I had only been on the thing 3 times!  Pathetic!

"... but I KNOW I can do this!  I am excited!"

I am happy to report that as of today, January 12th, I have worked out on the Tread-Climber every day except yesterday.  Today I also started doing some other muscle building exercises.  It felt good to actually feel my muscles, I think I heard them too because they were definitely screaming at me, but at least I know that they are still there! 

The healthier eating has been surprisingly easier since a friend turned me onto skinnytaste.com and a veggie spiralizer. The spiralizer is fun to use and every single recipe that I have made this last week has been delicious, satisfying and easy to make.  I am making enough of each recipe so that we can enjoy at least two meals, one on the day I prepare it and one for the freezer for later because frankly, I do not have 1 or 2 hours every afternoon to spend in the kitchen preparing dinner for hubs and me! It's going to take some getting used to, planning menus for the week and shopping for all my ingredients at once and then spending some time to cook things up ahead but I KNOW I can do this!  I am excited!  This innkeeper is going to get fitter, lighter and healthier and I am inviting you to watch as the transformation happens! 
"I've made a promise to myself to do this..."
Why? Well, two reasons - I find it quite humbling knowing that you are there and because it will be a lot harder to not follow through with you watching.... kinda holding me accountable just because I know I've made a promise to myself to do this and I told you about it. So, thanks for reading this and please feel free to ask me how I'm doing or anything else that you might want to know about my journey.

Let the shrinking begin!

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What Works - Syracuse.com Interviews David's Refuge at 10 Fitch 12 Jan 2015, 5:53 pm

Post Standard Interviews David's Refuge and Finds Out What Works

During a recent David's Refuge Weekend here at 10 Fitch the Post Standard sent a reporter to interview David's Refuge founders Warren & Brenda Pfohl

Warren & Brenda Pfohl

November 2014 marked the one year anniversary of our partnership with David's Refuge, a not for profit that provides cost free stays to parents of seriously ill children. To date 10 Fitch has hosted 14 David's Refuge exclusive two night stays at the inn, filling all three of our suites with a host couple and two couples with special needs children, who come to be refreshed and loved on. Some couples have shared a bit of their stories, and photos of their families with us and it truly a blessing to us to be a small part of what God is doing through the Pfohls and their ministry.

Recently, during a David's Refuge weekend at 10 Fitch, the Post Standard interviewed the Pfohls, taking photos and video of them them and the couples who were staying here. I am sharing the video below which gives a quick peek into David's Refuge. The article goes more in-depth about this amazing organization, how it started, what they do and what their plans are to expand. You will find the full article here.


If you know any parents of seriously ill children who could use a little getaway to reconnect with one another, or if you would like additional information about David's Refuge you can visit their website davidsrefuge.org
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Auburn, NY - January 10-17 Events In The Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 7 Jan 2015, 8:53 am

Jan. 9th & 10th - "We Are The Best!" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  We Are the Best! is a story of three young misfit girls growing up in the early ‘80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedwig as a third wheel. With tender affection for its young characters, We Are the Best! paints a joyous and sharply observant portrait of the rebellious spirit of youth and growing up different.  Tickets $6, 1/9, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/10, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 10th - "All About Elvis" with Rex March Fowler - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  "All About Elvis" celebrates the legacy of Elvis Presley. It includes a screening of Rex's critically acclaimed film, 200 Cadillacs, and a live concert featuring early Elvis classics.  Tickets $20, 8pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

January 10th, 2015 - January 11th, 2015 -  "Sprice: An Explosively Good Time!" One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607  Get ready for some explosive fun with Sprice, a Rube Goldberg machine builder from Michigan and quarter finalist from season eight of America’s Got Talent. Be amazed as he creates an enormous chain-reaction structure featuring a variety of materials and detonates them at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Then construct your own chain-reaction creation using everyday objects. Included with general museum admission fees. Website: http://www.museumofplay.org

January 13th, 2015 - January 18th, 2015 - “Pippin” at Rochester Broadway Theatre Pippin Starring Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Lucie Arnaz as Berthe, John Rubinstein (the original PIPPIN) & Sasha Allen from TV's "The Voice" – Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes PIPPIN is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN. PippinTheMusical.com - See more at: http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=1/13/2015  January 13-18, 2015 Price: $32.50 - $72.50 Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm.

Jan 13th & 20th - 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

Jan. 14thLive Music - Oak and Vine at the Springside Inn, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Enjoy live music with Bert Scholl & Friends at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets!  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-7247

Jan. 14th - "So What Are The Guys Doing?"- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  So What Are The Guys Doing? Book Celebration Event with Panel on The Importance of Friends.  The evening will include dessert, light refreshments, and discussion and readings by several community figures. There will be a cash bar, as well as a book sale and signing after the readings. The topic of discussion will be The Importance of Friends.  So What are the Guys Doing? by David Figura is a thought-provoking read and the type of book that will spark conversation as readers reflect on a wide range of subjects from marriage and career, to sex and religion. Figura offers us the male perspective on some of life's toughest questions.  Like many, David Figura reflected and took stock of his life when he felt at an existential impasse. His experience, and the truths he uncovered during his search, prompted him to write this book confident it would reach readers who could relate.  $8 donation to the Calvary Food Pantry, 7pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 16thBurgers, Beers & Chief Big Way – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  No cover charge.  7pm.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463

Jan. 16th & 17th - "The Babadook" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.  Tickets $6, 1/16, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/17, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Helen Hong
Jan. 17thComedian Helen Hong - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  With Opener: Anna Phillips. Helen Hong is a comedian, TV personality, actor and dating expert. Helen's adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post's Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She's a favorite pop-culture funny gal on TV Guide Network's "Count It Down" series and Fuse Network's "Video on Trial" series, and stars as a professional wing-woman on Logo Channel's reality dating series "Setup Squad." She's been seen on E!, TLC, PBS and in national commercials for Fedex, Walgreens and Honda.  Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Phillips began doing stand up comedy a few years ago at local open mics in Syracuse, NY. Unlike prisons and snowstorms, stage time in upstate NY is very limited, so she hit the road on a quest for the next available mic. She has travelled from Toronto to Boston, NYC to Philadelphia, Chicago and beyond.  Tickets $15, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 17thWine & Movie NightKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  On Saturday nights Treleaven will transform The Barrel Room into a movie theatre where you can sip on your favorite vino & munch on freshly popped popcorn with friends while watching a film! Tasting room open at 6pm for tastings and wine purchases.  Admission $5, 7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  315-364-5100

Jan. 17thOwl ProwlSterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D'Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather.  Snowshoes will be available if needed.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayugacounty.us    315-947-6143

Jan. 17th - Presentation by Professor Daniel F. Schultz - Ward O'Hara Ag. Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Recently retired from Cayuga Community College, Dr. Daniel Schultz has been sharing his passion for sociology, anthropology, and history with students for 48 years. He has been a featured presenter at conferences, guest lectures, and speaker series throughout the United States. In keeping with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the recognition of The Harriet Tubman Homestead as a National Park.  This presentation will be most informative, entertaining, and will hold high appeal for all ages, from current students to those who are continuing their life long pursuit of local American History. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Admission and parking is free. Refreshments will be served. For More information call Martha Shaw at 315-252-1446 or contact the museum.  Free, 2pm.  315-252-1446

Jan. 17thRavines Wine Cellars DinnerAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Join this renowed winery for a five paired course dinner.  $60++/person, 6:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

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10 Fitch Christmas Greeting - Free 2 Night Stay New Years Eve Drawing 24 Dec 2014, 9:37 am

Happy Christmas from Myself, Rodney, Sally, Sue & Micro! Thank you for being our guests, for your online reviews and your word of mouth recommendations.  You helped us grow our business this year and we are so thankful for you.  

One of the ways that we say "thank you" to our guests is to give away a free 2 night stay every New Years Eve.  If you booked a stay with us in 2014 your name is entered once for each paid night of your stay.  You are also entered if you referred someone who booked a stay with us this year and told us that you sent them. At midnight on New Years Eve we will be drawing a name from all the entrants and that couple will get to come in 2015 and stay 2 nights on us!

From our family to yours we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a beautiful, blessed New Year!   Thank you again and we look forward to serving you in 2015.
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The Pajama Elf Strikes Again! 21 Dec 2014, 5:25 am

It's been many, many years since the Pajama Elf visited our home and brought our sons brand spanking new pajamas on Christmas Eve.  The family tradition began when our oldest son, Raith, now 31, was very young and growing fast as weeds.  Photos of Christmas morning before the Pajama Elf began his yearly visit show high-water bottoms and sleeves that were midway between the wrist and elbow.  The Pajama Elf thought that if he brought new PJ's on Christmas Eve then all Christmas morning photos thereafter would definitely be much more pleasing to the eye, and so began the tradition.  

This Christmas my husband thought it would be funny to give the boys onesie pajamas with feet in them, just like they had when they were kids.  Our son and dil are leaving today for Florida to spend Christmas with her family so we got together yesterday and celebrated Christmas.

So, with that little bit of information as a background, I present to you, The Return Of The Pajama Elf, Christmas 2014!

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