Weekend events keep Skaneateles bustling

— The Skaneateles Antique Show, which occurred Saturday and Sunday in the Austin Park Pavilion, also had a large line waiting for the event to open, said co-chair Sherri Ross. “We feel it’s going very well so far,” she said Saturday afternoon.

Andy Naum, owner of Thomas Donnelly Antiques of Baldwinsville, said there was a “steady stream” of people in the pavilion, all very interested and eager to look around.

On Saturday, the St. James Church Environmental Ministry hosted its annual “Green Fair,” in which environmentally-friendly ideas, information and devices were showcased on the sidewalk outside the church on E. Genesee Street. Vendors had booths touting solar, wind and geothermal power devices; the Skaneateles Lake Association had a table full of information about the lake and even a “lake test” in which a person could test one cup of Skaneateles Lake water and one cup of expensive bottled water and see if they could tell the difference.

St. James church member and Village Trustee Jim Lanning participated in the event and promoted his rechargeable electric lawnmower, which runs on a battery and eliminates the need for gas and oil.

Also on Saturday, the first annual Ride for Alive! bicycle race to raise money for cancer survivors occurred throughout the town on four different courses. A community festival was also held on the grounds of the American Legion on Jordan Street with food, beverages and live music.

This was the first of three busy weekends in a row in Skaneateles, with the Curbstone Festival, Duck Dash, St. James Jumble Sale and kids fishing derby taking place the weekend of July 20; and the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show and the SKARTS Summer Gala occurring the weekend of July 27.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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