Sunday, July 15, 2012

Join Rochester's "Janeiacs"!

Lisa Brown, in her capacity as Co-Coordinator of JASNA Rochester (as well as JASNA Syracuse), announces an exciting new venture for Rochester to which Syracuse members are also welcome:  the "Janeiacs"!

Lisa explains that the Janeiacs (rhymes with "maniacs") are JASNA Rochester's version of JASNA New York Metro's Juvenilia group, but without age restrictions; all ages are welcome. They like to think of themselves as "Action Janeites."   The Janeiacs plan day trips and activities that take place outside of Rochester's monthly meetings at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford.   Their first two expeditions were to the JASNA Syracuse discussion of JA's villains in Binghamton in May, and to the Syracuse-Rochester-Colgate Box Hill party in Syracuse in June.

This month's trip is to the picturesque village of Skaneateles for lunch and a boat ride, to be followed by the Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies (JASSYL) concert.   The Janeiacs are traveling by car pool and will need volunteers to drive. The cars will fill up on a first come/first serve basis.

The car pool will leave Rochester at approximately 9 am and will return around 7 pm.  Syracuse Region members are invited to join the Rochesterians in Skaneateles or at any other convenient point.

The lunch location will be Elderberry Pond, an organic restaurant near Skaneateles that is a favorite with many Syracusans.  The boat cruise to follow will be a Mid-Lakes Navigation tour of Skaneateles Lake.   For details about the concert, see our two previous blog posts.

Please contact Lisa (see "Contact Us" in the right-hand column for her info) to ask questions or learn further details. 

No scheme could have been more agreeable to Elizabeth, and her acceptance of the invitation was most ready and grateful.   "My dear, dear aunt,'' she rapturously cried, "what delight! what felicity! You give me fresh life and vigour. Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains? Oh! what hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return, it shall not be like other travellers, without being able to give one accurate idea of any thing. We will know where we have gone -- we will recollect what we have seen. Lakes, mountains, and rivers shall not be jumbled together in our imaginations; nor, when we attempt to describe any particular scene, will we begin quarrelling about its relative situation. Let our first effusions be less insupportable than those of the generality of travellers.''

Finally, thanks to Edward R. Voytovich (Syracuse Coordinator A. Marie Sprayberry's Regency Beau) for providing Jane Austen with the "very pretty landaulette" shown in Marie's photos!

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