Exciting News, Editor of New Yorker Magazine Coming to Our Area with new fabulous book release

Founder of Laura’s List: Books for Women, Laura Ponticello introduces and hosts with Auburn Public Theater

Dorothy Wickenden, author of Nothing Daunted
Saturday, Sept. 17
Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY

” An amazing evening of conversation, inspiration and a riveting story of two women with roots in Auburn, NY who venture out to wild wild west at a time unheard of for women, to stand on their own.”

About the Author
Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast “The Political Scene.” She is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she teaches a course on narrative nonfiction. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was the longtime executive editor at The New Republic. She lives with her husband and her two daughters in Westchester, New York.

Dorothy Wickenden Talks About Nothing Daunted,

Tickets at Auburn Public Theater

7th Book Lovers’ Ball – Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Aurora Free Library 7th Annual Book Lovers’ Ball
Black tie is optional at this elegant affair. All proceeds benefit the Aurora Free Library.
The Aurora Free Library is pleased to announce that it will host its 7th Book Lovers’ Ball on Friday, September 23. The gala event will take place at the Aurora Inn (391 Main Street, Aurora). Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner overlooking Cayuga Lake at 7:00 pm, and dancing to Johnny Russo and the East Hill Classic Jazz Band from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.

Tickets are still only $75 per person and are available now. Please call Book Ball co-chair Marie Dentes at 847-946-5923; reservations are also being taken online at Book Lovers’ Ball Tickets.

Black tie is optional at this elegant affair. All proceeds will benefit the operations of the Aurora Free Library. Special guest John C. Hartsock, author of Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery, will speak during dinner. Hartsock is professor of communication studies at SUNY Cortland. His book spotlights Long Point Winery in Aurora, NY. A book signing will be facilitated by Creekside Books of Skaneateles.

Parking in Aurora is free, and the public is warmly invited to join in this gala celebration. Event sponsorships are available, and donations of goods and services are being solicited for the silent auction fundraiser.

For more information, to make a donation or offer an item to the silent auction, or to reserve your seats for the 2011 Book Ball, please call 847-946-5923 or 602-318-8603.

The Book Lovers’ Ball is presented by the Aurora Free Library’s 2011 Book Ball Committee.

Extraordinary evening of private shopping & pampering to benefit Vera House!

Join us at Lord & Taylor
April 17th
Carousel Mall
Coffee & desserts, complimentary makeovers, massages, music featuring the John Spillett Jazz Duo, exciting raffles…and of course, shopping!

Lord & Taylor will be offering a 25% discount on almost the entire store (excludes UGGs) — sale items too — along with 10% off all cosmetics.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased securely at Vera House or by calling (315) 425-0818.

The Chocolate Pizza Company
Royal Treatment Day Spa
Innovations Salon & Spa
Chair Massages by Erin Reid, LMT

Positively Pink Packages Upcoming Events

Volunteers Needed This Weekend
Looking for volunteers to help stuff Kentucky Derby invitations in the envelopes this weekend. Please call me at 278-0645 or email me at jenniferatom@aol.com and I will be happy to drop of the invitations and envelopes to you.

Wine & Cheese Packing Night
Wednesday April 13th from 5:30-8:30
At my house which is: 116 Pine Ridge Rd in Fayetteville
Please invite your friends. Let’s fill the house w/people and have fun while we pack care packages! Food and drinks will be served so come hungry! If you are planning to come, please call me or email me at jenniferatom@aol.com so I can better estimate how much food to get.

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
May 7, 2011
Mark your calendars. Our annual fundraiser will be Saturday May 7th from 5 pm – 9 pm at BAR in Armory Square. This fundraiser has been a crowd pleaser. What a better way to cheer on the 137th Kentucky Derby than enjoying some mint juleps, good Kentucky bourbon and a scrumptious buffet with friends while supporting a great cause. Please help us raise money for breast cancer patients by telling your friends and attending this event!
The tickets are $50 for advanced purchase and $75 at the door. Please call Positively Pink Packages at 278-0645 or email Jennifer Tom at jenniferatom@aol.com for your advanced tickets.

Make A Difference
Even if you have 15 minutes extra to spare, you could help a breast cancer patient!
How can you help?
*Hang Kentucky Derby posters at work or businesses
*Tell your friends about the Derby
*Email your friends the Derby info
*Email me names and addresses of your friends you would like us to send an invitation to
*Sell tickets
*Buy tickets for the event

If you have more time to spare, please consider these opportunities:
** Kentucky Derby Fundraiser: We need help for set up and the night of the event. Set up is between 10:30 am-1:00 pm and the event is from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.

Upcoming Events
Wine & Cheese Packing Night
Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
Make A Difference
Thank You!
We are grateful and honored to have been awarded a $1000 grant from the Women’s Fund of Central New York!

Corporate Sponsors

We couldn’t do it without them…

Diamond Sponsors
Greco & Sons
Macy’s Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Gold Sponsors
CNY Surgical Physicians
Hematology Oncology Assoc. of CNY
Magnetic Diagnostic resources

Cottonwood Foundation
Saint Agatha Foundation
Women’s Fund of CNY

Positively Pink Packages, Ensuring No One Faces Breast Cancer Alone

Annual Room Full of Sisters- Join Me at this Amazing Event

Tickets are now available for the 16th Annual Room of Full Sisters, April 14, 2011, Holiday Inn, Auburn. Reserved tables are available for groups of four or more. Purchase your ticket by April 8 at the lastest (we expect a sold out crowd).

This annual event draws 350 guests and dozens of marketplace artisans of unique products & services by and for women. Back by popular demand are two favorite RFOS performers, Seattle poet Mona Lake Jones author of “A Room Full of Sisters” after which the event is named, and Native American Grammy & Nammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Joanne Shenandoah.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, www.mirbeau.com; Laura’s List: Books for Women, www.laurasbooklist.com, created by Skaneateles publicist Laura Ponticello; Kim Vinciguerra’s PTL Promos’s, www.ptlpromos.com of Syracuse; and Laura Coburn of Auburn’s Coburn Design, www.coburndesign.com have joined RFOS as major sponsors for 2011.

Event support is generously underwritten by Creekside Books & Coffee of Skaneateles, The Flower Shop, Auburn; and, The Go-To Girl Personal Concierge Services based in Skaneateles.

Event founder and co-producer, Melina Carnicelli says, “Room Full is a joyous gathering where every woman and girl who attends is celebrated for who she is individually, and for the women she represents in her personal lineage and throughout the world.” JoAnn Blake, RFOS co-producer says, “Don’t miss RFOS this year…reserve early and plan to be wowed by dozens of artisans and providers of very unique products and services for the woman’s heart, body & soul.”

Movies, Live Music, Dance, Children and Auburn Public Theater

As a non profit arts center, The Auburn Public Theater brings you in for a performance and leaves you with something to talk about, laugh about, hum on your way home, and share with friends. With cafe and bar, crowds mingle, while shows on the big screen entice adult and children participation and gather audiences. Here families make memories together. Check out Auburn Public Theater and be sure to support thru donations to keep this community gem inspiring thousands in our own backyard.

Breast Cancer Organization: Community Events and Health

Shop for A Cause on Saturday October 16
Macy’s in Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt, NY

Buy a $5 pass from Positively Pink Packages, local breast cancer organization who helps thousands of men and women diagnosed with breast cancer and those in treatment. Enjoy a day at Macy’s filled with spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Positively Pink will receive 00% of the shopping pass proceed! This exclusive pass includes 20% or 10% off most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, plus 25% off one regular, sale or clearance item in men’s, women’s or kids apparel or accessories. Of course, some exclusions apply. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at Macy’s from 10:00 am-noon, or by calling Positively Pink at 315-278-0645

and Need an Excuse to Indulge?

We’ve got the perfect reason! It’s called “Baking for Breast Cancer,” being held on behalf of Positively Pink Packages in Central New York. Each time a “special dessert” is sold, a portion of the proceeds will be used to benefit local breast cancer patients. We need your help to make this delicious event a success. Simply purchase the featured dessert from any of these participating restaurants, indulge, and enjoy for a great cause!

Bistro Elephant
Bohemian Beans Café at Regional Market Commons
Cavalry Club
Empire Brewing Company
Jake Hafner’s Restaurant & Tavern
Joelle’s French Bistro
Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Hamburgers
Lemon Grass
Mandana Inn
Niles Gourmet Bistro
Papa John’s
Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
Pier 57
PJ’s Pub and Grill
Speedy Greens
The Gingersnap Bakery

Art by Intuition- Woman Entrepreneur and International Artisan

Cynthia (Cindy) Prado, international artisan and teacher, will inspire us on a journey to unveil our creative energy and paint by intuition at AWAKEN- Mind, Body, Spirit Retreat Celebration hosted by Laura’s List: Books for Women on October 1st. Known for real life photography and oil paintings using nature as a canvas; Cindy brings her artistic flair to this venue. As a mother, she pours her heart into two daughters, and shines with a God given gift, of the ability to create amazing beauty on canvas.

Born in Mexico City in 1970, Cynthia Prado was exposed from an early age to the works of outstanding Mexican artists and her work is still influenced by them as well as the vibrant, cheerful colors and beautiful landscapes that always surrounded her.

Her studies in art began at the Real Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City. In 1989 she moved to New York City to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. Her paintings and photographs have since been exhibited and sold both in the United States and Mexico.

Currently Cynthia resides in Skaneateles, New York where she continues to capture the breathtaking landscapes of the Finger Lakes region either on canvas or through her photographs. Learn more and connect with Cynthia

Sowing Seeds of Hope in the Community.. and Awaken Speaker

Inspirational Speaker, Author, Mom, Susan Major always has a smile on her face, with lipstick that typically coordinates with her outfit; but it’s her inner beauty that radiates. Founder of Sacred Mornings for Moms and Our Joyful Journeys, Susan Major has ignited many women in our community to believe in a better day, nourish their spiritual side and to think about giving back to others. I have witnessed firsthand Susan’s ability to sow seeds of hope for others. When I heard about Susan’s recent diagnosis with Breast Cancer, at age 39, with young children, I wanted to extend our prayers and hopeful intentions for her healing. Many women have stopped me, including during a recent supermarket visit and with tears in their eyes told me how Susan has positively impacted their life; now that circle of love, that she creates, is the ripple in the pond, that we all feel.

To read more about Susan and her thoughts on life and parenting visit www.ourjoyfuljourneys.blogspot.com/