June 25, 2019 (Tuesday) 7 - 9 pm
History Program on Steamships of
to hear David Miller, a board member of the Skaneateles Historical Society, talk about the history of steamboats on Skaneateles Lake and the major part they played in public transportation, mail
delivery, and freight hauling beginning in the 1830s. The program is co-hosted by the Skaneateles, Glen Haven, and Spafford Area Historical Societies. It will be held at Borodino Hall Community
Center, 1861 East Lake Rd., Skaneateles, NY. Refreshments will be available. Free parking and handicapped accessible.
June 8, 2019 (Saturday) 7:30 pm
Eileen & Shirley and Austin MacRae Concert
Kick off the summer with a great concert by Ithaca-based Austin MacRae who will share the stage with Eileen Rose
and Shirley Stevens from the Syracuse area.
and Shirley love to share their heartfelt music with folks who like old time, folk, bluegrass, 50s and 60s tunes, blues, gospel, a few originals, and anything else that strikes their fancy. You
may hear the songs of Elvis Presley, Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe, John Denver, or Chris Stapleton, all with the clean, fresh-air sound of the mountain dulcimer and the guitar, along with beautiful
Austin MacRae is known for his lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story. He
has performed at many venues such as Club Passim, Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the
Arts, and Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic.
May 26, 2019 (Sunday)
after Borodino Memorial Day Parade which starts at 1:00 pm
Open House and Free Refreshments
May 19, 2019 (Sunday) 5 pm
Loose Change Concert
Change is a country music group out of Cortland Country Music Park. They will be playing classics by country music stars such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams. They’ll
also include some of what they call “old-school rock and roll.”
promises to be an enjoyable evening!
May 7, 2019 (Tuesday) 7 pm
Meeting of all volunteers interested in helping with the Annual Barn Sale (August 2 and
We need help with receiving donations on the three Saturdays before the sale, with organizing and pricing the items, and with assisting customers on the
days of the sale. We can customize shifts to suit your needs. Please come to the meeting to see how you can help.
27, 2019 (Saturday) 8 pm
Mike Powell and Loren Barrigar Concert
Two of our best CNY Singer/songwriters on stage together with their acoustical guitars, songs, and
Friday, August 3, 2018, 7 - 9 pm (Preview and Sale: $5 admission)
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm
Annual Barn Sale
Two floors of treasures just waiting for you. We can't tell you what will be there since every year is a surprise. So you'll just have to come see for yourself. In the past, people have donated
furniture, linens/drapes/rugs, toys, holiday decorations, tools, bikes, sporting and camping equipment, pet items, antiques, a drum, boats, and so much more. Plenty of parking in the adjacent
lot. All proceeds go to support the Spafford Area Historical Society to help with the ongoing renovation and maintenance costs for our beautiful 1800s buildings you see on this page.
Saturdays, July 14, 21, and 28, 2018, 9 am - 1 pm
Drop-off Days for Annual Barn Sale
Do you have "stuff"?? Things that you just don't need or want anymore? Or maybe things you still love but just don't have room for anymore? Please consider donating them to our annual "Barn"
Sale. It's our #1 way of raising money to support the Spafford Area Historical Society and and to continue the renovation and maintenance of our 1800s buildings. We accept almost anything but ask
that electrical items be in good working order and that you not bring books, magazines, clothes, mattresses,
box springs, TVs, or components for sound equipment. If you have questions or need to arrange for a pickup of large items, please call Sal Strods at 315-263-5783 or Dave Hempson at 315-685-6969.
If no answer, please leave a message. Thank you for your support!
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 7:00pm
The Spafford Democratic Committee is hosting a “meet the candidates” night on November
1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Spafford Area Historical Society (Grange) Hall, 1861 East Lake Road (Rt. 41) in Borodino.
All candidates (not just Democratic candidates) on the ballot in Spafford for Town and
contested County-wide races (November 7th) have been invited.
Come meet the candidates for Town and County office!
Light refreshments will be served
Thursday October 26, 2017,
A public meeting to discuss expansion of broadband access in our
area will be held on October 26 at 7:00 pm in the Borodino Grange hall (1861 East Lake Road in Skaneateles). Ana Rua, Director of
Outreach, Innovation & Broadband at Empire State Development will be attending virtually (by phone) to give an update and answer questions. This event, organized by Joe Paduda, is open to
Also Spectrum has created a website where you can find out if
your address is included in Spectrum's New York State broadband expansion plan service area--- in other words, if and when you can expect broadband at your home or
office. Go to http://www.bldlkup.com/index.php to look up your
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30pm, Genesee Ted
Rich folk and Americana music to warm your hearts and stomp your feet. $10 per person. $20 for families.