Thursday, January 30, 2014

Auburn NY, Feb 1st - Feb 11th, What's Happening Near 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

Feb. 1st - Ladies Day-Out – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga. Come for a fun afternoon of wine tasting and learning the basics about wine. Get a taste of artisan jewelry, local goodies and all things wine. Limited spaces. Reservations please. $10/person, 1pm. www.theapplestation.com 315-889-5185
Feb. 4th & 11th - 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 cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID. Closed major holidays. Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253- 6669
Feb. 7th & 8th “Fruitvale Station” - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers. Octavia L. Spencer, Melonie Diaz, and Kevin Durand co-star. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/8, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 8th - Wild & SweetThe Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga. Benefitting the Child Advocacy Center. Gourmet game buffet, wine & beer, decadent desserts. Music: Silver Queen Casket Co. Sportsmen demonstrations, silent auction. Sponsors: O'Hara Machinery & The Apple Station Winery. Suggested Donation $25, 1-6pm. www.cacofcayugacounty.org
Feb. 8th - Winter Fun DaySterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. Cross- country skiing - Sledding - Snowshoeing - Winter Birding - Winter Photography are some of the things you can do to chase away the winter blues. After having some Winter Fun go inside to get warm, view the exhibits, and enjoy a cup of hot cider, a bowl of chili or a sweet treat. All trails at the Sterling Nature Center are open to cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking from dawn to dusk every day. Free, 10am-3pm. www.cayugacounty.us 315-947-6143
Feb. 8th & 9th - "Say Cheeeese" - Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake Area. Receive a wine glass, a wine charm from each winery and recipe cards as you travel along the trail experiencing fine wines and creamy cheese recipes. The name says it all "Say Cheeeese" so we're again hosting a special "Say Cheeeese" photo contest so make sure to take all your favorite photos over the weekend and enter them via facebook or email. The winner will take home a Specialty Gift Basket from our local Creameries and Wineries. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes by turning in your ticket at the last winery you attend. Tickets can also be purchases through our 800# 800-684-5217 or at any area Wegmans six weeks before the event. $30/single advance, $45/couple advance, $35/single at the door, $50/couple at the door, $25/single DD, $40/couple DD. 10am – 5pm. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684- 5217
Feb. 8th - Pink Collar Comedy - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Hilarious! Get Ready to Laugh... The Pink Collar Comedy Tour features four rising stars from all over the country who have been making a splash on the NYC comedy scene. Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Carrie Gravenson (Catch a Rising Star), Abbi Crutchfield (VH1), and Kaytlin Bailey (Vagabond Cafe) share their adventures in shedding the corporate world for the comedy life. Hang onto your day job and enjoy a night of irreverent hilarity! Admission $15, APT Members $13.50, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 9th - Sunday Music Series: Dusty Pas’cal - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Dusty Pas'cal is a husband, father to five children, and co-owner of his family’'s company, Skaneateles-based D.B. Pas’cal Chimney and Roofing. He's considered by many to be one of the top singer/songwriters in the Central New York region. His three studio albums, Home” (2006), “More” (2008), and Human Heart (2012) have garnered attention in Central New York and across the nation; several tracks have been featured on local radio stations and internationally on XM Satellite Radio. Dusty will move you from one end of music's emotional spectrum to the other - and it will be a ride you'll want to take again and again. $10/admission, $9/APT Members, 4pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Feb. 9th Tiffany Sunday Concert SeriesWillard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Are below-zero temperatures tormenting your spirits along with your car battery? Tired of shoveling and snow blowing? Wouldn't an afternoon on a warm and sunny Florida beach be nice? Since most of us can't get away right now, an upcoming concert at the chapel is the next best thing. Brad and Jen, a local musical duo who happen to perform frequently in Florida, are in town to share their soft acoustic rock songs from the 70s to today. Brad plays the piano and Jen the guitar; both provide vocals and make you want to sing along. If we're lucky, Jen might even play her ukulele! Music can transport us when nothing else can. It's better than an extra dose of Vitamin D! $10 admission, 2pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Auburn NY, 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn - Valentines Preparations and Packages

Baby it's mind-numbingly cold outside! And while much of the country is experiencing record breaking low temperatures, including many areas of New York state, it's warm, cozy and oh so romantic here at 10 Fitch! And with just 22 days until Valentines Day arrives we are busy, busy, busy getting ready! 

And what exactly do we do to prepare?  Well, we celebrate this holiday devoted to love all month long so there is a lot of careful thought, planning and excitement happening as we make special decorations and then decorate not only the common areas of the inn but also each guest suite as well.   Oh!  I almost forgot all the goodies!  We have fun surprises, both edible and non-edible that we are getting ready as well.

Here's sweet miss Kalee decorating and filling some goodie bags.  I can't tell you what she is putting in them but I will tell you that right now in the kitchen, where Kalee is working, it smells like chocolate!  Hehehehe BUT you can't eat THIS chocolate!

And below is one of the fireplaces all decked out.  Kalee assembled the romance banner after all the pieces were cut out on my cutting machine.  There is a new and different banner for each fireplace here at the inn.


We have some wonderful packages now active through our online reservation system and available for stays in February only. Our "10 Ways to Say 'I Love You'" package is back and better than ever now including two 10 Fitch mugs to take home and enjoy. Our "Love of My Life" package is smaller and a bit more affordable but no less romantic! Both of these packages may be added to stays of two nights or more and are available for a limited time only.  For those who can only get away for one night of romance our popular "An Enchanting Evening" package is the perfect choice. 

If you are considering a romantic Valentines escape to the Finger Lakes you may want to check pricing and particulars for each of these packages through our reservation system here.

Hope you are managing to stay warm and that we will see you here at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn in the near future!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Auburn NY, Jan 26th - March 16th, What's Happening Near 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

Jan. 22nd - Knit Flicks Program - Doctor ZhivagoTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Cayuga Museum will show the 1965 blockbuster Doctor Zhivago on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Theater Mack. It is the first in a new monthly series, Knit Flicks, in which the museum will show a movie with the lights on low and the audience seated at tables -- so that people can knit or stitch while watching. Doors will open at 5:00, so people can come early and chat about their current projects. $3 admission.  
In the top ten highest-grossing films of all time, Doctor Zhivago is based on the novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. Set during WWI and the Russian Revolution, the film showcased Omar Sharif and Julie Christie as star-crossed lovers.  Doctor Zhivago is more than 3 hours long, so there will be an intermission. Think of all the knitting one can get done in 3 hours!  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051
Jan. 22nd - Live Music - Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., AuburnPerforming this evening is Jim Van Arsdale.  8-11pm, free.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463
Jan. 23rdReal Life Reels - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Cayuga Centers is partnering with Auburn Public Theater to sponsor four nights of award-winning short films and community discussions addressing issues facing today's adolescents and families. Called "Real Life Reels," the films will touch on such topics as bullying, teen depression, and self-destructive behaviors. Each event will have a host moderator, and community panelists. 
Theme: Where does it hurt? Adolescent depression and suicide.  Free, 7pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 24th“Before Midnight” - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., AuburnNine years after Before Sunset, their highly-regarded sequel to Before Sunrise, director Richard Linklater reteams with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight, which finds their characters together raising twin daughters. Jesse (Hawke) attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from his first marriage, but their bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and step-family. Meanwhile, Celine (Delpy) must make a difficult decision about her career. As with Before Sunset, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy share credit for the screenplay. Before Midnight screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as well as the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/24, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/25, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 26thSunday Music Series:  John Dean - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. John Dean is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for his contribution to the Sammy Award winning Dean Brothers Band, a 1970s group known throughout the Northeast concert and bar circuit for their strong, complex vocal harmonies. The band's first album, As They Are, rose to Number 4 on the Central New York music charts, and two of their singles were Top 10 hits, receiving daily local airplay. In addition to their original songs, the Dean Brothers were well known for their medleys of Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Doors, and Crosby, Stills & Nash songs--musical influences that can be heard in John's original compositions.  Tickets $10, APT Members $9, 4-6pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 26th - Tiffany Sunday Concert SeriesWillard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Winter doldrums starting to set in? Join us at the Willard Chapel's first Tiffany concert of the New Year as we present The Jazz Clasix, a local quintet comprising Guitarists John Ellwood and Bill Walkins, Drummer Brian Maag, and Keyboardists Carol Gent and Beth Welch. A concert at Willard Chapel is extra special, and not just because of its Tiffany milieu; the space produces beautiful acoustics! If you love smooth, mellow jazz and crooners' tunes from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin, this relaxing musical get-together is a perfect way to warm up, body and soul!  $10 admission, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Jan. 26th – Mar. 16th - Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth 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 26, from 12-5pm. The Senior Reception will be on Thursday, February 6, from 2-4pm.  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. 28th & Feb. 4th -   Open Mic Night - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., AuburnOpen Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 29th  - Live Music - Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., AuburnPerforming this evening is Stevie Tombstone.  8-11pm, free.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463
Jan. 30th - Finger Lakes Wine Pairing DinnerHoliday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  A special benefit for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. 5 Courses/5 Wines, French Tomato & Onion Soup/ Blush, Market Chop Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette/Vidal Blanc, Seafood Crepe with Herb Mornay Sauce/Semi-dry Riesling, Port Loin Roulade/Cabernet Franc, Powdered Beignets with Raspberry Coulis/Late Harvest, Unwind with live music by Harpist Chris Molloy Holiday Inn
Jan. 31st & Feb. 1st - "Blue Jasmine" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., AuburnWoody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.  Woody Allen trades New York City for San Francisco with his comedy-drama Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett as a troubled former Manhattanite who moves to the City by the Bay to live with her sister after her wealthy husband divorces her. Forced to put her life back together piece by piece while under the effect of powerful anti-depressants, she dates a series of men, attempts to build a career, and slowly learns how to count on herself to survive.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/31, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/1, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 31stFinal Friday at Theater MackTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Live music, cash bar. Enjoy the cozy setting. Performing tonight is Austin John Band opening with Kohlton Pascal.  Cover charge $5, 6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051
Feb. 1st – Mar. 2nd - Curiosities from Our CollectionCayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  This exhibit will be an exploration of the treasures and mysteries that our collection holds, remnants of the past that tell the tales of who we are. Will feature recent donations, staff favorites and many surprises from our attic.  Closed major Holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Open Tues. thru Sun. Noon - 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051
Feb. 1st - “Robert Buffum; Jayhawker, Spy and Murderer” - Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Local Historian John Lamphere will present a presentation on Robert Buffum. He is an Auburn native and is buried in Soules Cemetery in Sennett, New York.
He was a jayhawker, a spy and a murderer. He was with Andrews and they stole a train. Walt Disney made a movie on this man and his experiences. If you have never attended one of John's presentations you are in for a treat. He is an exceptional speaker and a well known local historian.  Free, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.  315-252-7644 Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum
Feb. 4thPasta Cooking ClassAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Reservations are strongly recommended. All prices presented are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Stay the night of your cooking class in one of our luxurious AAA four diamond rooms and receive a $50 discount!  Learn to make the classics hands-on with our chefs.  $75/person, 6-8:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888