Registration for the MiniSkinny Youth Triathlon race, part of the SkanRaces.com Labor Day Race Weekend, is now open.
The educational vessel for the 2012 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign, which educates boaters about legal, safe and environmentally-friendly boating on New York’s waters, will visit the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show this weekend.
Children from seven states catch nearly 300 fish at Conservation Area
More than 70 children from seven different states spent three hours last Saturday morning catching nearly 300 fish during the annual youth fishing derby at the Skaneateles Conservation Area. Young anglers from as far away as Texas and Oregon came out to the Bill Pavlus Pond for the 12th annual event.
It was a weekend with something for just about everyone in Skaneateles, as not less than five major events occurred in the village and the town July 13 through 15. Traffic was heavy, pedestrians abounded on the sidewalks and sandwich boards advertising all the different sales, shows and festivals covered the corners of Genesee and Jordan streets.
News from the Skaneateles Lake Association
This Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., our lake is going to be home court for a very special fun and educational event. The Skaneateles Country Club Sail School, the Skaneateles Lake Association, Mid-Lakes Navigation and 11th Hour Racing are joining together to hold a “Race for the Lake.” It will be an afternoon of fun/competitive racing and education on the health of Skaneateles Lake.
Town board unanimously approves amendment to local law
The Spafford Town Board added itself to a growing number of municipalities putting their foot down in the face of hydraulic fracturing with the adoption of Local Law No. 2 during the board’s meeting Thursday July 12. Following a public hearing on the law, which was written to amend and supplement current zoning, the board unanimously adopted the regulations, ultimately banning hyrdofracking within the town.
What was expected to be a simple bicycle ride to raise funds to support cancer survivors has received so much Skaneateles community support during the past three months that organizers have decided to make the event an all-day community festival. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the grass field fronting the Skaneateles American Legion Robert J. Hydon Post 239 on Jordan Road, the public is invited to enjoy local food and drinks and live music while also supporting the ride and its participants.
New Yorkers love their parks, and Parks & Trails New York is giving them more ways to show it with the launching of the “I Love My Park Because” photo contest. It runs through Aug. 31.
Grandparents are invited to fish with their grandchildren at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery this summer.
Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon to support Carol M. Baldwin Fund
Eric Prager, co-owner of Endurance Monster in Skaneateles, decided to start what he hopes will become an annual athletic event and celebration in memory of his mother, Carol Prager, who fought breast cancer for many years. “I really want to make this an event, not just a race,” Prager said of the upcoming Gillie Girl’s Sprint Triathlon, to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY.
New report to town board shows positive changes
Skaneateles Lake is cleaner, clearer and has less invasive species in it today than it did five years ago, according to a new report by the Town Lake Monitoring Committee.
With expected hot temperatures heading to the area, Onondaga County Executive Mahoney and County Parks are pleased to announce they will be opening the beaches a day ahead of schedule at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25.
Hundreds of Skaneateles community members, groups and local businesses spent hours of their weekend — some spent their entire weekend — out in the sun and summer weather at Austin Park this past weekend helping to build in three days a new playground for Skaneateles. The Austin Park playground project, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Council of Skaneateles, came to fruition May 18 through May 20 after nearly one year of fundraising and organizational efforts.
Private lesson instructors to provide insurance certificate, fee
A request to rent one of the town-owned tennis courts for private lessons has prompted the Skaneateles Town Board to set a written policy pertaining to court use.
The Robert J. Hydon Post 239, American Legion of Skaneateles, is respectfully honored to host the 2012 Memorial Day Parade and Service on Monday, May 28. All veterans as well as members of the American Legion (past and present) are invited to participate in the parade and service.