10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Quickly and Easily Hide Your Unsightly Router 11 Jun 2015, 4:08 pm

Cool camouflage trick makes your router disappear into the decor of your room!

A month or two ago my mom finally got internet at her house.  Although I know there are still many people on the planet who don't have the internet it did sort of feel like she was one of the last ones holding out.  Technology is not her thing and she really didn't even get it for herself but for company when she has visitors.

Since you are reading this I'm going to assume that you are on the list of those who do have internet and because you have it you also have a router someplace in your house that sends the "magic" internet signal out into the.... uh.... air so that your computer, smartphone, tablet can... uh.... catch it.  Well, I might not really understand how it works but I can tell you that it is a less than attractive box thingy with blinking lights on the front of it and antennas sticking out of it and this makes it qualify as ugly and distracting in my book. And while I can't really do anything about those antennas, I can disguise the unit itself so that it blends in with the surrounding decor.  This project is very easy and quick.  I don't think it took even 10 minutes. Here's what I did:
First you need to find a hardbound book that you don't mind removing the cover from.  And you will need to make sure that your book cover will fit your router.  The book can be larger around than your router is but it should be about the same thickness. Mine was very close to the same size as the router.

 I have lot's of old books that I picked up at garage sales and such and use the pages for crafting and card making so of course I selected a volume of the correct size that had a nice, slightly decorative cover.

Then I carefully removed the book from it's binding using a razor to slice through the paper, being very careful not to cut through the binding of the book itself.

Then I stuck my router into the book cover with the binding facing out when the cover is closed over the top of the router and ta da! Project done! 

Afterward, I also did two other things - I added some other books which I had not removed the pages from, one underneath and a small one on top, just to make the display a bit more interesting.

And because my router had a sort of vent along the top back which I could feel heat escaping from, I added a thin strip of self stick felt to the inside of the cover, just in front of where the vents are when the cover is closed.


 Looks way better doesn't it?
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10 Fitch Review - Heartfelt Books - a Unique, Thoughtful, Gift Idea 11 Jun 2015, 11:03 am

This uniquely personalized gift is sure to delight the receiver!

34 years ago I married my best friend
June 5th was Rodney's and my 34th wedding anniversary.  So many years, so many memories, wrapped up in all the challenges, joys, hopes, dreams, laughter and tears that marked each day along the way.  As our anniversary approached I began thinking about the gift that I wanted to give my amazing husband.

I knew that I wanted it to be really special and unique, different from anything I'd given him before, which is a little bit challenging when you've been married for so many years! Thank goodness for the internet! I simply did a google search for anniversary gift ideas for your husband which led to a little treasure hunt as I poked around and ended up on a blog post that a young women had done about Heartfelt Books and the very personal book that she created for her husband for their anniversary. 

It sounded intriguing so I clicked through to the website for Heartfelt books to take a closer look and after clicking on the sample and reading some of the entries I decided this would be perfect!

Dedication page
It's very easy to put your book together.  After choosing your book cover style and the font you want the pages to be written in, you are prompted by a series of questions, including a dedication page, and can select those that you want to answer and skip the ones you don't.  Some questions only require a short answer and others allow you to express your thoughts and feelings more fully.  You can even choose blank pages and write on them whatever you wish!

I have to say that I really had a great time creating this special gift for my husband.  As I answered each questions and created each page it made me really stop and think about the wonderful, amazing, awesome man whose wife I am, and the memories that are a result of the life that we've built through our commitment to each other over the last 34 years.  This little trip down memory lane caused me to fall even more in love with my sweetheart!

The price of the books depends on the cover you choose.  There are 4 options under the $59.99 price point and 2 options under the $69.99 price point. If you place your order by 1PM then your book will be shipped the same day! They also offer, for additional fees, optional professional editing service and rush shipping.

The book is simply shipped in a padded envelope with bubble-wrap around it.  You don't need a box to give it as a gift, you could wrap it in tissue paper and put it in a gift bag and you are good to go!  But I decided to make a box for mine and covered it with some scrapbook paper because I also wanted to include a recent photo of the two of us which I put in a frame and placed in the box on top of the book.  You will find directions to make a box below.

The book in my homemade box
With the photo on top

If you want to check out Heartfelt Books click HERE and please use this source code HBCB0387 in the box as shown below when you fill out the form to get started.


 Book Box Directions

score and cut a box for your book
The box is 9" x 6" and is 1" deep.  Start with 2 pieces of 8"x11" thin cardboard, the thickness of a cereal box is perfect! You can even use a cereal box. :)

Score each piece 1" in from the edge all the way around. Then notch the 4 corners where they intersect. Finally, fold up all the sides along the score lines and glue the tabs to the inside of the box.

PLEASE NOTE: The top and bottom are exactly the same size and fit snugly together. If you cover your box top with paper keep this in mind because if you wrap the paper from the top to go under the inside edge you may have trouble getting the cover to fit your bottom.

Another fabulous gift idea is a stay at our adults only, romantic escape right here in the breathtaking Finger Lakes of New York state! Better yet, why not get the book and give it to your sweetie during a stay here ay 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn!

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Auburn, NY June 9th - June 30th - Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch 10 Jun 2015, 9:48 am

Thinking of coming for a visit to the Finger Lakes in June? Wondering what might be going on in the area?  Here's a list of things taking place nearby through the end of the month.

June 10th - Live Music with Colin Aberdeen, Oak & Vine at Springside Inn. No cover, drink specials,$10.00 beer buckets, 8 PM. www.oakandvine.com (315) 252-7247

June 11th - FARMER’S MARKET: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Town of Skaneateles Farmer’s Market at Austin Park Pavilion. Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs, etc. (315) 727-9320.

June 11th -  PAINT & SIP,  Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Paint a Monet masterpiece with friends, wine & food. Located on the Monet Deck, overlooking Monet-inspired gardens. Price includes a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, a painting lesson & all painting supplies. $85 per person including tax & gratuity. 6 PM – 9 PM, space is limited. Call 877-MIRBEAU for reservations. www.mirbeau.com/skaneateles.

June 11th, 2015 - June 14th -  Godspell 151 S. Main Street, Naples, NY
Performance begins at 8:00 p.m. The NEW New Testament Musical! On the heels of our 50th Anniversary Season, we’re kicking off the next 50 years with a new production of a BVT favorite! If you’ve never seen this fun-filled, high energy musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew, now is your chance...if you’ve experienced it before, trust us – it’s never been quite like this. With a score by the composer of Wicked, and updated punch lines from the recent Broadway revival, this new Godspell will have toes tapping, hearts singing, and guts busting! Ticket Prices: $12-$33. www.bvtnaples.org

June 12th -  WINE DINNER, White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room, 18 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, Ny.  Featuring wines from Heart &Hands winery. Fare prepared by Chef Luke Houghton of Pure Catering. 10% off all bottles for attendees. $75 per person plus tax. (gratuity included). Limited space available. 6:30 PM. Three course wine dinner. Call (315) 685-9463 for reservations.

June 12-27th - Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 315-885-8960  www.cnyplayhouse.com

June 13th - Ani Kavafian and Friends, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY Violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist Clive Greensmith join the Geneva Music Festival artist roster to perform music of Dvorak, Kodaly, and Schubert. The highlight of this concert will be a performance of Schubert's masterful String Quintet in C Major. 7:30 pm,  Tickets $20. Telephone: 315-252-0339

June 13th-  Rose Hill Yard Sale, 3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456
Merchandise of all sorts will be for sale. The sale goes on rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Geneva Historical Society. 9AM-2PM.  315-789-5151 www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

June 13th - Summerpalooza - Heart Health & Wine, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081
Join Treleaven in a celebration of heart health and wine at Summerpalooza on Saturday, June 13! After sponsoring the third annual ‘Ride for Heart Health’ to help raise awareness and funds for cardiac health, the fun will continue at the winery with live music, wine tastings, delicious food and great camaraderie! All cycling enthusiasts, age 18 and older, are encouraged to register for one of three scenic and peaceful routes (30, 50 and 70 miles) in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes. The ride will start and end at King Ferry Winery. Registration fee is $35. Visit www.rideforhearthealth.com  to register, or call the winery at 315.364.5100. After the morning bike ride, the celebration will carry on at the winery with free live music, delicious food and wine! The Delta Mike Shaw Band will get us started with their high-octane rhythm and blues from 11AM - 1PM, and Radio London will take over with their classic 1960’s rock ‘n roll from 2PM - 6PM. Skillet & Embers Catering Company will be serving food with Southern Flair starting at noon for an extra fee. TICKETS ONLY REQUIRED FOR BIKE RIDE. WINERY WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10AM-6PM, WITH MUSIC STARTING AT 11AM.

June 14th - Beer versus Wine Dinner,  2051 State Route 90, Aurora, NY 13026
Eat, drink, laugh and learn! Start off by mingling with the other guests while enjoying a mouth-watering assortment of hors d’oeuvres,  followed by…Five (5!) courses – each paired with a beer and a wine of the purveyors choice. King Ferry Winery and Cortland Beer Company will present tasting information. Menu and venue – Pumpkin Hill Bistro Wine – Treleavan wines from King Ferry Winery Beer – Premium selection of beers from Cortland Beer Company Cost: $70pp inclusive. Call 315-364-7091 to reserve a spot today!

June 14th - History's Hometown Architecture Tour, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street,  Auburn, Ny. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join the SHM for a fascinating walk through the evolution of America's domestic architecture right in the heart of History's Hometown! A guided walking tour between the Seward House and Cayuga Museum profiles iconic examples of domestic architecture, discussing stylistic evolution and the history of the buildings and their occupants. One of three offerings this summer.Admission: Seward House Museum or Cayuga Museum $10, General Public $12. Combo Package includes walking tour admission and a voucher to tour both museums valid through August 30th: $20. Reservations required as space is limited. Please contact Seward House Museum for more information.
Cost: Admission: Seward House Museum or Cayuga Museum Members $10, General Public $12
Telephone: (315) 252-1283

June 15th - Inns of Aurora - Rupert's Table - Tex Mex,  391 Main Street, Aurora NY 13026
Join Chef Rupert at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House for a 3 course Tex Mex Fusion meal. $400 per couple includes dinner, breakfast and overnight accommodations. Contact the Inns of Aurora at 315-364-8888 for reservations. www.innsofaurora.com

June 19th - Astronomy Night at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge,
3395 Route 20, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Come join astronomy professor Pete Saracino, and amateur astronomer Bob Smith, for a late afternoon/evening viewing of everything the sky has to offer. Begin with a late afternoon viewing of the Sun through telescopes specifically designed to view features of the solar surface. After sunset, they will focus their attention on the slender crescent moon while discussing current theories of the moon's origin. Finally, after moon set, they will turn their attention to various celestial objects including constellations, asterisms, planets, star clusters, galaxies and deep sky objects - with a discussion on celestial mechanics and sky-lore thrown in for good measure. FREE. Call (315) 568-5987 to register. Time: 7:00 pm. Cost: FREE. Telephone: 315-568-5987

June 19th - Syracuse Stage's Gala 2015 featuring Keb Mo, Goldstein Auditoriam in Syracuse University's Schine Student Center, 303 University Place, Syracuse NY Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist.  Tickets required 315-443-2709.  www.syracusestage.org

June 19th-21 - Polish FestivalClinton Square, Syracuse, NY.  Annual celebration of Polish culture.  Great food, vendors, music, dancing & much more. 800-234-4797 www.polishscholarship.org

June 19th-30 - Auburn Doubledays BaseballFalcon Park, 130 N. Division St. Auburn, NY 315-255-2489. A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.  Visit web site or call for game times & tickets. http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t458

June 20th - Hickory Hill Music Festival, 7531 County Route 13, Bath, NY 14810
The Hickory Hill Music Festival June 20, 2015. Music Starts at 1 PM Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort Open to the Public Advanced Day tickets are $10.00 for adults 16 & up. Children's tickets are $5.00. Under age 2 are free. Purchase Advanced Tickets by Calling (800) 760-0947 (Tickets day of the Festival are $15.00 for adults 16 & up. Children's tickets are $5.00. Under age 2 are free.) Campers and lodging guests of Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort are admitted free of charge to the Hickory Hill Music Festival. Book your reservation early! A Multi-Genre Musical Event Artists Performing: Madeline Smith Debbie Williams The Overrated StoneClad Mixtape Alyssa Trahan Join us for an afternoon and evening of rockin', bootstompin'music!   www.hickoryhillcampresort.com/music-festival

June 20th & 21st - Father's Day Weekend Barrel Tasting, CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery
6900 Fosterville Rd.
Bring Dad to the winery to taste our newest reds, right out of the oak barrel! Dads get free tasting. Time: Noon – 5:00 pm. Cost: Free. Telephone: 315-730-4619. wine@cjsvineyards.com

June 21st - The Inns of Aurora "Father's Day Barbecue", 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026
Treat Dad to Dixieland barbeque on our lawn ! 12:00-4:00pm $25/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888. www.innsofaurora.com

June 21st - Father's Day Brunch and Blues at Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora, NY 13026. Treat your Dad and yourself to some great food and LIVE music at Pumpkin Hill. Enjoy great food from our regular menu or choose from our special features of the day – something for everyone, $1.00 off of draft beers all day long. Live Music from 2 – 6 pm by the Black Earth Band with guest appearances by Scott Heinekamp and Phips Avery of Aurora’s own legendary BottomFeeders! When: noon - 6 pm. Call 315-364-7091 to reserve a spot today!www.pumpkinhillbistroaurora.com

June 21st - Prison City Rambler's Father's Day Car ShowEmerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021. In 2015, the Prison City Ramblers will host the 22ndt annual Father's Day Car Show, to be held at beautiful Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Cost : To register a vehicle, $8/advance $10/day of show. Telephone, 315-253-2306. www.prisoncityramblers.com

June 23rd - Wine Glass Painting Class, 268 Randall Crossing Road, Himrod NY 14842
Are you looking for a Fun, Relaxing, Afternoon , Overlooking the lake, With a glass of wine, as you express your artistic side and socialize with others? We have the perfect match for you! No artistic ability or experience necessary. Private Evening Classes Available by Request Only! Come enjoy a morning of painting wine glasses with one of our very own Miles “artists”- Christine Huggler-Wyant.
We will provide you with a glass of one of our amazing wines, paints, two wine glass, brushes, instruction and beautiful atmosphere. Dates: 10:00am until 12:00pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Pre-Registration Required, as Space is very limited each session! $25.00 per person- paid by Credit Card at the time of registration Call (607) 243-7742 Register Online or Email: Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com

June 24th - Owasco Lake Day, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd, Auburn, Ny
Family activities, children's games, food available, free pontoon boat rides, displays, demos, Speakers, "status of the lake", Q&A panel, brochures and more. Rain or shine.
Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Cost: FREE. Telephone: (315) 283-9426

June 24th-July 15 - The Light In The Piazza, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd, Auburn, NY. Summer, 1953. Florence, Italy.  American, Clara loses her hat in a sudden gust. The hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine.  800-457-8897 www.fingerlakesmtf.com 

June 25th - June 28th - Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
The finest sportscar drivers compete in this weekend of endurance and speed with five premier sportscar racing series at Watkins Glen International, featuring IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen – one segment of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship. On Saturday, witness Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 150. In total, the five series amount to nearly 24 hours of on-track action includes: Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 Cup.  theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/Sahlens-Six-Hours-of-The-Glen.aspx?#Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen

June 25th - Sept.10th - M&T Bank Summer Concert SeriesThe State Theater, Ithaca, NY.
The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 25 - September 10. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, zydeco, bluegrass, rock, and more! Enjoy a beer and wine garden open for the duration of each concert. Seating is not provided but participants are encouraged to bring a chair and stay a while! The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series has become a weekly summer tradition in the local community; Ithacans and tourists alike enjoy stumbling upon a vibrant downtown on a weekday evening. See you at the State! downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/Summer%20Concert%20Series

June 26th & 27th - Empire Brewfest, Empire Expo Center, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair BLVD, Syracuse, NY The premier summer craft beer event in New York.  Over 100 craft beers, 60 wines, awesome food, brewery reps galore, "meet the brewer" presentations, music.  Tickets required. www.empirebrewfest.com

June 27th - David Crosby Live, Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456 - 8PM Rock and Roll hall of Famer, and member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.  This is a reserved seated show. Tickets online. www.thesmith.org/event-calendar/an-evening-with-david-crosby  315-781-5483 or 866-355-5483

June 27th - Moonlight Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, Midlakes navigation, 11 Jordan St. Skaneateles NY - 8:30 PM $15 adults. gratuity included.  No reservations. Tickets available beginning at 9AM day of cruise.

June 27th $ 28th - 11th Annual Cherry Festival, Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY Sat & Sun 9:30Am-6PM.  Sweet and sour cherry picking, food, wine, sweet treats, live music by Brad JuJu (6/27) and Agonal Rhythm(6/28), hay rides, arts and crafts.  Free admission. $4 to sample 6 wines.  315-549-8797  www.varickwinery.com

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Auburn, NY - May 22nd - May 31st, Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch 23 May 2015, 5:24 pm

May 22nd - Glass Fest - Downtown Corning, NY    GlassFest is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in the Crystal City, featuring live hot glass shows, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and shopping & dining. The festival kicks off on Thursday, May 21 at The Corning Museum of Glass for a special edition 2300˚ celebration and continues through the weekend with outdoor live glassmaking, wine and craft beer tastings, live artists demos throughout the downtown and a variety of activities and promotions for the whole family. www.glassfest.org

May 24th - Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute, Starkeys Lookout, 5428 Route 14, Dundee NY,
2pm-5pm, Free Admission!!!Starkeys Lookout presents a Jimmy Buffett Tribute by "Sons of a Beach" Come on out, enjoy award-winning wine and craft beer, and enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffett. For info, call 607-678-4043 or visit www.starkeyslookout.com

May 24th - Majorpalooza, Downtown Festival on Genesee Street, Auburn, NY (between Dill and South street) 2pm to 9p:30pm. Free Admission! Free Parking at the Parking Garage & City Lots across from City Hall. Tasting tickets on sale @ AT Wally until 7pm for $20. Gate Price Sunday $25, Food Only $15(no presale) 9am : CatchMeIfYouCan5K @ Falcon Park.10:30am : Stefanak Sprint @ Falcon Park. Live Music : Perform 4 Purpose 2pm-3:30pm, Karla Davis 3:30pm-5:30pm. Songs from “Auburn, The Musical” @ 6pm, MixTape 6:30-9:30pm.  Food tastings from over 10 local restaurants, Wine and Craft Beer tastings from over 10 local wineries/ breweries. ZIP LINE through downtown 3-8pm only $10,  3pm-8pm only $8. Vendors, Kids Games, Bounce Houses and more! www.Majorpalooza.com

May 22-May 24th - Made in NY 2015, Schweinfurth Art Center, Genessee Street, Auburn NY.
Made in New York is an annual juried exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center that showcases artwork by contemporary New York State artists. The exhibit features 73 pieces of artwork by 56 artists who reside throughout New York State, from Brooklyn to Syracuse.
This year's show was juried by Katie Waugh, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Wells College, and Associate Director of the String Room Gallery, and David Hornung, Professor of Art and Art History at Adelphi University. The two jurors reviewed 460 submissions by 247 artists.
Made in NY 2015 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.
On view in the Art Center's Gallery Julius will be oil paintings by David Owens of Cato, New York. Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm
Cost: Admission is $7 for adults. Members, exhibiting artists and 12 & under free.

May 25th - Memorial Day Parade, Genesee Street & Market Street Park, Auburn, NY, 11 am Annual City of Auburn parade in honor of US war veterans, followed by a Memorial Service at Veteran's Park, then the Kiwanis Duck Derby with music & food at Market Street Park & the Knights of Columbus. Cash prizes, tickets are $5 available at various downtown locations displaying signs.

May 26th - Open Mic Night, Auburn Public Theater, Genessee Street, Auburn NY, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. www.auburnpublictheater.org

May 27th - Live Music, Honkey Tonk Hindooz @ Oak & Vine, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn, NY. 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $10 Beer Buckets. oakandvine.com

May 27th-June17th - West Side Story, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. 1950s New York City. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.  fingerlakesmtf.com/2015-season/

May 28th - Aaduna, Inc. Performance Based Spring 2015 Fundraiser, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, an evening of Words & MusicRevisited, 2015! Presenting an evening of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, spoken word, conversation, camaraderie, and music. Doors open at 6:30pm to lively jazz music by phenomenal pianist, Mr. Andy Rudy, who will set the tone with lively music from the 20’s and 30’s. While not required, period dress representing the roaring 20’s is encouraged. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. www.aaduna.org/support-us

May 29th - Final Friday @ Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Final Friday will feature The Fabulous Ripcords with the great Dusty Pascal opening the show! $5 cover, cash bar. theatermack.org/events.php

May 29th - “Citizenfour”, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, Ny. CitizenFour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Tickets : 5-$6. auburnpublictheater.org

May 29th - Alias “Paine”: A Book Lecture with Betty Ownsby, Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn, NY. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Author, Betty Ownsby, provides insight into Lewis Powell, the enigmatic, would-be assassin of William H. Seward. Admission $12 members, $15 public. sewardhouse.org 

May 30th - The History & Arrangement of Flowers Workshop with Cosentino’s FloristSeward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn NY. 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Consentino will guide participants through the origin and history of flowers, and the best way to keep them lasting longer. Free and open to the public. sewardhouse.org

May 30th, 2015 - May 31st -  Boardwalk Arcade Exhibit Opening Weekend, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 
Step into a scene reminiscent of 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, where Americans from across the nation flocked for good old summertime fun. Journey through the evolution of seaside amusements and play a variety of carnival games such as ring toss. Challenge yourself on redemption games such as Skee Ball, Hoop Fever, and more. Win tickets and use them to collect a variety of prizes, including stickers, oversized sun glasses, and stuffed animals. (While several of the games and activities in Boardwalk Arcade can be played freely, some may require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.) museumofplay.org

May 30th - In The Mood, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY . In The Mood, @ 3pm & 8pm Price: $29.50 - $69.50. Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction” and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers and some hot boogie woogie. In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era. www.inthemoodlive.com & www.rbtl.org 

May 30th - Grand Opening -Boathouse Beer Garden, 6128 Rt 89, Romulus, NY
This is the official ribbon cutting Grand Opening of the"Boathouse Beer Garden", located at Traders Village, on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 24 taps of craft beer from the Finger Lakes and CNY, food, live music and over 50 crafters and artists. www.facebook.com/boathousebeergarden?fref=ts

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Auburn, NY - May 9th - May 17th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 11 May 2015, 5:30 am

May 12thBrown Bag Beer Tasting - Prison City Pub and Brewery, 28 State St., Auburn. Beer tasting of 10 different unmarked beers. Guess what the beers are - if you're right, you'll win some (beer related) prizes! Call for reservations. $20, 7-9pm. www.prisoncitybrewing.com 315-604-1277

May 13thConcert with David Lindley - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. David Lindley is a Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist that redefines the word "eclectic." The majority of instruments Lindley has incorporated are string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel guitar, Weissenborn, mandolin, fiddle, saz baglama, bouzouki, and oud . Known for his 40+ years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne as well as being the leader of his own band El Rayo-X, Lindley's performances effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Spanish, Breton, Malagasy and Turkish, Armenian and Persian musical sources. Tickets $20, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 13thLive MusicOak & Vine at the Springside, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy live music with Bert Scholl & Friends at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets! 8-11pm. 315- 252-7247

May 14thSip & Paint Party - Prison City Pub & Brewery, 28 State St., Auburn. Beer tasting & instructional Painting Party. You'll paint your own canvas and take it home with you. Snacks are provided. Call for reservations. $35, 6:30-8:30 pm. www.prisoncitybrewing.com 315-604-1277

May 15th - Rose Hill by Candlelight - 3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456
This spring see Rose Hill Mansion in a whole new light! On Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Geneva Historical Society will be offering a special evening tour of the Mansion's first floor focused on how the rooms were used, especially in the evening.
In the era before electric light, what did people do after dark? How did they get around their house, grounds, and community without modern lighting? Find out more about the Swan family's night life during the late 1800s and view the rooms yourself by (electric) candlelight. Tours will leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and the last tour starts at 8:30 p.m. This special event includes light refreshments. The Carriage House Gift Shop and the Billsboro Tasting Room will also be open for the event. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for members of the Geneva Historical Society. As space is limited, reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 315-789-5151 for reservations. www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

May 16thThe Preakness PartyTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. A benefit featuring dinner, libations, & a silent aucton during the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes. Derby attire is encouraged- ladies wear hats and guys wear bowties! Catering is by the Springside Inn. $50 members, $55 non-members, 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051

May 16thI Love ChocolateKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Chocolate lovers rejoice! Indulge in your sweet tooth on May 16 at Treleaven's I Love Chocolate Day featuring local chocolatier, Life's So Sweet Chocolates, paired with world-class wines! For $7 per person, you receive four samples of decadent chocolate desserts paired with Treleaven wine. Don't have a sweet tooth? Stop by anyhow! We'll have free live music from 1-4PM from The Diana Jacobs Band, Skillet & Embers Catering Co. will be whipping up savory treats for an additional fee from Noon until it's gone, and there will be wine by the glass or bottle - bring friends and stay for awhile! The event will take place at Treleaven at 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. All day - rain or shine! Please call 315.364.5100 or email info@treleavenwines.com to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets, $7, can also be purchased at the door the day of the event or in the Tasting Room Monday thru Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, Noon-5PM. Limited tickets available at the door. www.treleavenwines.com

May 17th - Sunday Music Series: Accordion Trio - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Karen Axelrod of the internationally-known English country dance band Foxfire and the great old world cafe band Third String Trio. Julie Vallimontof the wildly popular contra dance band Nor'easter. Rachel Bell of the Andrew & Noah band and Montage www.rachelbellmusic.com. The three have just started an all-women THREE accordion band.... And they aren't playing accordions in the traditional sense; it's not going to be all ooom-pah-pah "Lady of Spain" style. They'll be exploring the most beautiful textures and sounds that the instruments are capable of producing, so that they sound together like a pipe organ in one set, like a string quartet in another, like dancing fiddles in another set, and on and on. They'll be playing breath-taking Swedish polskas, dark mysterious French waltzes, lively Quebecois reels, beautiful old English melodies, and more. Tickets $10, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

May 17th - The Magical Music of Disney!Springside Inn, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.
Walt Disney never wrote a note of music himself, but he was responsible for dozens of the most beloved and memorable songs of our culture. From the classic When You Wish Upon a Star to the 2014 Oscar-winning Let It Go, Disney songs are an integral part of American music and have provided a musical connection between generations of children and their parents. MasterWorks Chorale will pay tribute to the Magical Music of Disney as part of the Annual Spring Gala on Sunday, May 17, at the Springside Inn in Auburn. Conducted by Music Director Kip Coerper, ChM., the 50-voice choir and soloists will perform hit songs from the vast Disney repertoire. The fun-filled event will also include a Silent Auction, raffles, drinks, appetizers and dinner from the Springside Inn's Oak & Vine Restaurant. Tickets are $60 per person, advance sale only, and include food, beverage, and the musical portion of the evening. Please call (315) 406-8035 to purchase tickets. www.masterworkschoralecny.org
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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Amazing Flat Iron In A Bottle! 30 Apr 2015, 4:26 pm

I have a confession to make - I detest ironing and avoid it if at all possible.  

It’s such a time consuming, tedious chore!  

Now, I understand that some people actually find it relaxing, but I can think of much more enjoyable ways to relax :) I try really hard not to buy anything that is going to need ironing.  Years ago I bought a little hand held steamer which I thought would make de-wrinkling my clothes more tolerable and it did, but not much more.  You see, just like the iron, you had to fill it up, but with only distilled water, and then wait a few minutes for it to heat up and start producing steam and then you could use it on your clothes to get the wrinkles out.

Then my life dramatically changed forever a few years ago when I discovered Downey Wrinkle Releaser.  It comes in a spray bottle and works wonders on wrinkles and it’s really quick and easy to use. I loved this stuff and started using it all the time on mine and my husbands clothes.  My mom gave me a travel size bottle which is great because there's only one thing I detest more than ironing and that is ironing while on vacation! Yeah, I'm being a bit dramatic but I think you get my point. My wrinkle releaser has saved me from countless hours of mind-numbing ironing, I am sure!

I bought a bottle to keep in the laundry room for the inns linens and started using it on robes, table cloths, and sheets that came out of the dryer a bit wrinkly. As wonderful as this miraculous concoction is, I did find it to be quite pricey, around $8 for a 16.9 oz bottle, and I was going through a bottle in no time because of course, I wasn’t ironing anything! Then I a couple years ago I found a recipe on Pinterest for a homemade version and have not bought another bottle since! 

The recipe is simple and you only need an empty 16 oz spray bottle, fabric softener, rubbing alcohol and water.  Here's the directions for making your own wrinkle releaser-
  • Put 1 TBS of fabric softener and 1 TBS rubbing alcohol in the spray bottle and then fill the bottle with water, put the spray nozzle on and shake well to mix ingredients.  That’s it!  To use it you can take a garment and leave it on a hanger or lay it out on a flat surface, such as your bed, like I did with the blue shirt in the picture, and then lightly spray where wrinkled.  You want to dampen the fabric but not saturate it. Use your hand to smooth out the wrinkles and tug on the fabric slightly and then let it dry completely and the wrinkles should be gone!
I also use my wrinkle re-leaser to banish static cling, especially on blankets and microfiber sheets in the winter, and to freshen clothing.

So, why not make your own flat-iron-in-a-bottle, wrinkle-re-leaser spray and give it a try?  Tell me what you think!
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