Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Stuff Your Duvet Cover Without Breaking A Sweat!

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.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Auburn, NY - July 1st - July14th, Events in the Finger lakes Near 10 Fitch

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Quickly and Easily Hide Your Unsightly Router

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?

10 Fitch Review - Heartfelt Books - a Unique, Thoughtful, Gift Idea

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!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Auburn, NY June 9th - June 30th - Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch

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