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Dickens’ auditions to be held Oct. 9

This is the 20th year Dickens Christmas will be presented in Skaneateles. The auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church, (in the sanctuary) 97 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles.

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Syracuse Legends radio show catches on

While countless radio programs provide chatter on the latest Syracuse University sports news, there is only one place where listeners might hear James Southerland talking candidly about why he chose to wear number 43: the NAPA Syracuse Legends Show with Mike Bristol.

Skaneateles music information night to be held Sept. 10

The Skaneateles Central School District will hold a music information night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. in the High School Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the SCS Music Booster club.

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Skaneateles Festival begins 34th year

First week’s events well received, big names still to come

The Skaneateles Festival opened its 34th year last week with concerts and events around town. Most of the concerts in the festival’s four-week run are held on Thursday and Friday at First Presbyterian Church on East Genessee Street and Saturdays at Brook Farm on West Lake Road.

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Skaneateles Festival begins Aug. 8

Four weeks of summer in a land of music

A small town has been making a big splash for over three decades with just a few key ingredients: top performers, adventurous programming, and a community that knows how to celebrate summer (and make a killer picnic). The Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and National Public Radio’s Performance Today all agree that the Skaneateles Festival, tucked away in the Finger Lakes, is a rare opportunity to witness extraordinary music-making.

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SKARTS presents free July 4 concert with Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council will present Dave Hanlon's Cookbook for free from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Thursday, July 4 for their annual SKARTS 'n the Park concert in Clift Park.

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Skaneateles hosts NYSSMA with joy

For the third year in a row, Skaneateles hosted the New York State School Music Association Major Ensembles Festival. Groups ranged in size from 12 to 108; districts small (Southern Cayuga) and large (Liverpool) attended. In total, 30 different music groups performed.

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First Friday in Skaneateles returns May 3

With the arrival of spring, Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk continues its “May to December Romance” of the arts. First Friday, now in its seventh year, returns from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 3 with art openings, wine tastings and entertainment throughout the village.

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Skaneateles jazzman honored

Trumpeter and middle school teacher Dave Wilber named jazz educator of the year

After more than 30 years in the Skaneateles Central School District and more than 20 years at the helm of CNY Jazz Central’s scholastic programs, Wilber has been named outstanding jazz educator of the year by the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation.

Documentary film about the Post-Standard to be screened at Skaneateles High School

A Skaneateles resident has created a documentary film that criticizes the Syracuse Post-Standard. The film, titled “The Post Standard and the Reader,” will be shown at Skaneateles High School on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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SAS holds first-ever Battle of the Bands at SRC Arena

Up-and-comers in the Central New York music scene will compete for prizes as well as the coveted title of “Best Band” this weekend, and they’ll support a good cause at the same time. Stand Against Suicide will host its inaugural Battle of the Bands on Saturday, April 20, at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bands begin competing at noon. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Eighteen bands will compete for a chance at the title as well as prizes.

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Skaneateles native helps bring Irish dance to China

Jesse Hoselton, of Skaneateles, has been teaching English to third, fourth, fifth and seventh grade students in Zhangjiagang, China for almost two years. She has also been helping teach Irish dance to students at the school; a skill she honed through years of lessons in Skaneateles.

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SKARTS to host 'Creative Conversations' event with Patience Brewster

Artist and entrepreneur Patience Brewster will be the first guest in a new series of Creative Conversations presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

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Skaneateles native pens chamber-music tribute to the late Libba Cotten

Skaneateles native Greg Wanamaker will be presenting his chamber-music tribute to the late Libba Cotten at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse on Feb. 24.

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Skaneateles HS drama prepares 'Beauty and the Beast'

The Skaneateles High School Drama Club will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” next week. There will be five performances of the musical this year starting Thursday Feb. 28. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday and Sunday.