Manlius Library will transform itself into Biblio Bistro from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
Do you have fines on your library card? During the month of November, the Jordan Bramley Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for every nonperishable food item brought to the library.
The Pewter Spoon, Cazenovia’s newest café located at 87 Albany St., opened Friday, Oct. 5 and has already seen a number of curious locals visit as customers.
Sweet Jimmy’s stand is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Regional Market across from Destiny USA. Right now, Sweet Jimmy’s moves around week to week, but owner Jimmy Wachter is looking to sign a lease at the Regional Market, which means he’ll have a permanent spot. In addition to the cutouts, macaroons and original Sweet Jimmys, the baker has traditional favorites like oatmeal raisin and Italian chocolate pepper, as well as more intriguing fare, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Sweet Jimmy’s cookies are also available at The Red House and at shows at Jazz Central. That’s where Wachter would like to expand — small shops and restaurants — as well as into your home.
More than 400 volunteers are hard at work to ensure that this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is just as good as, if not better than, the last.
Elaine Reilley, of Jordan, has won the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship at the New York State Fair for her Almond Joy Tarts, a recipe inspired by her husband’s love of chocolate and almonds.
Owera Vineyards recently announced it will host the Taste of Cazenovia at its newly-constructed facility during the grand opening during the spring of 2013.
The Jewish Cultural & Music Festival celebrated its 13th, Bar Mitzvah, year Sunday, with great music and incredible food -- all to the tune of clear skies.
Donna Case of Mattydale has won the Pie Baking Championship at the New York State Fair for her Apple Maple Cream Pie Cups. Case was a first time blue ribbon winner in the pie contest at the fair. Her scrumptious Apple Maple Cream Pie Cups took a few tries to get right, but she ended with a clear winner. She told us the making this pie in muffin cups versus a standard pie plate made the flavor combo stand out that much more. She was so elated with the win, that she has already made the pie several times for family and friends since the contest. She calls this pie “not just another apple pie.” Case won the coveted blue ribbon, which included a $200 cash prize.
It’s the Bar Mitzvah year for The Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, and the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is planning a big celebration for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
Kathy Kobliski has one more batch of raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes to bake.
Local winemakers win an armful of medals
The first awards from the numerous competitions at the 2012 New York State Fair have been posted on the fair’s website, and Skaneatelans have once again brought home medals for their original creations.
As the owner of Drumlins Pharmacy, Stan Meyerson began offering vitamins to his Central New York customers long before the health craze caught on. As the owner of Natur-Tyme, the 30-year-old business her father would buy and eventually make his own, Wendy Meyerson is carrying on the old man’s dream — and she’s doing it with a flair for innovation that must run in the family.
The LakeHouse Pub, at the site of the former Moriss's Grill in Skaneateles, will open for business at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 24.
Second culinary cook-off competition focuses on local foods prepared by local chefs
The second annual “envIRONmental CHEF homegrown” culinary competition has been announced for Sunday, Sept. 16, at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, with last year’s winners taking on new challengers and a new dessert competition added to the event. The competition celebrates the abundance of locally grown and produced foods in Central New York, and pits the area's finest chefs in head-to-head cook-off challenges that are tasted and decided by the audience.