Today is January 11th and the Koi in our back pond here at 10 Fitch bed and breakfast are still swimming around! That’s just amazing! By now the surface of both ponds is usually frozen over and the fish haven’t been seen since sometime in November. So, I’m hoping that the next few weeks brings some colder snowier weather to the Finger Lakes in time for Winterfest 2012 organized by the Skaneateles Rotary Club, which will take place from 11 a.m – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 at various locations throughout the village of Skaneateles, just a 10 minute drive from Auburn. Some of this years’ events are:
ICE SCULPTURES: Ice Carvings by Stan Kolonko are still available for purchase. Last year 20 sculptures were on display throughout the village. The cost has stayed the same for 2012. $250.00 for a small sculpture and $500 for a large. If you would like to purchase an Ice Sculpture contact: Tom Seeley at 263-0052 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John Paddock at email@example.com or Candy Searing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASTE OF SKANEATELES: Advance sale tickets for the Taste of Skaneateles are available at Johnny Angels, Sherwood Inn, Red Rooster Pub, Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, and Creekside Books and Coffee. Cost: Individual $15.00; Couple $25.00.
BREWFEST: at Joe’s Pasta Garage. For ticket information contact Joe’s at 685-6116.
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: The 3rd annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 12:30 on January 28.
Visit www.skanpolarbear.com or www.active.com to register as an individual or team! Proceeds to benefit the Skaneateles Education Foundation, SAVES and Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department.
NEW THIS YEAR is the 1st annual Davey Oram Memorial Ice Fishing Derby in Skaneateles Lake.
A fund raising dinner will also be held at the Cedar House on Saturday, January 28. For more information contact Jim Lanning at 730-3160 or visit www.daveysforest.weebly.com
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Free Trolley Rides to help you get around town. Sponsored by Skaneateles Chamber, Sherwood Inn, Creekside Books & Coffee, Skaneateles Town Square, Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary & Skaneateles Artisans. Siberian Husky Demonstration & Display, Carnival Games, Rutabaga Curling, a Scavenger Hunt throughout the village retail shops, Wood & Chainsaw carving, The story of Ice Cutting on Skaneateles Lake at the Creamery.
Watch www.skaneateles.com, the Skaneateles Journal for the Winterfest program, tickets will be available day of event!