New book looks at Lincoln’s possible medical conditions
With the huge success of Steven Spielberg’s recent movie, “Lincoln,” it is a great time for any historian to come out with a book on Abraham Lincoln and anything surrounding him or the American Civil War. Historian Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein has, however, recently come out with a fascinating study of the medical history of the Lincoln family that would arguably gain attention and praise no matter when it was released.
January calendar filled with offerings for kids, adults, families
With a new director and a new year, the Skaneateles Public Library is offering new events for the public to enjoy — and not just one or two. The library recently released an announcement, and posted on its website, a list of public events being offered for the month of January, which include not only story times for kids, but also an iPad training class, family movies, an author event and a new monthly movie group for adults.
Skaneateles restaurants Mirbeau, Rosalie’s Cucina included
The Finger Lakes region boasts 4 million food and wine tourists a year. With an awareness and appreciation of this local gourmet success, Central New York natives Karl Zinsmeister and his children, Kate Harvey and Noah Zinsmeister, have compiled a new storytelling cookbook to share the stories and secrets of this regional flavor — including some recipes from Skaneateles.
If you were planning to participate in Gazella's annual fun run on Tuesday (New Year's Day) they have changed to event to free indoor classes instead due to the inclement weather.
Have plans to dine out on New year's Eve? Here's a few local restaurants and their offerings.
Skaneateles and its surrounding towns and villages are known to hold numerous treasures of historical significance, both local and national, but some historical societies are more well-known than others. One of the more obscure repositories in the Skaneateles area is in Moravia, where treasures relating to President Millard Fillmore and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln are currently on display.
Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center has announced the availability of a number of new swimming lessons, programs and training courses to be held starting in January 2013.
More than 40 girls, ages five through 15, from six local Girl Scout troops made and decorated their own hoola hoops last week during a troop gathering at the Waterman Elementary cafeteria. Then, when the hoops were done, the girls all received a one-hour hoola hoop lesson.
The Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to raise more money in 2013 by changing the date and the theme of its annual ‘Big Money’ raffle to something bigger and better, and at the Dec. 13 village board meeting asked the trustees for their approval of the idea.
Beak & Skiff Apple Farms recently was awarded a gold medal for its artisanal vodka at the 2012 American Wine Society Spirits Competition in Portland, Ore. — marking the fourth time in less than four months the LaFayette distillery has won awards for its signature spirit.
Skaneateles Middle School students were let loose last week in the Camillus Wal-Mart with the goal of spending $14,000 on toys and other gifts for less fortunate children throughout Central New York.
When you put some of Central New York’s most popular bands under one roof with the goal of having them compete for the title of “Best Band,” it should make for some good entertainment. When you do it for a good cause, it should make for a great fundraiser.
The First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Bell Choir is hosting its third annual Christmas Tea and Concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the church Great Room.
The upcoming holiday concerts at Skaneateles will have special meaning and a unique purpose this year. While producing music that is as uplifting and beautiful as ever, students and their teachers have decided to also put the spotlight on fellow residents of New York state who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Creekside Books & Coffee welcomes local musicians to the Café during the first two weekends of December. Solo artist, Cielle will perform on Friday, Dec. 7, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Josh Dekaney and Wendy Ramsey perform on Saturday, Dec. 8, Jane Zell and da Zelltones perform on Friday, Dec. 14, and Creekside’s house band, Edgy Folk will play on Saturday, Dec. 15.