A Step in the Right Direction


The Finger Lakes Region is included in Phase 1 of the partial reopening of New York State, which starts tomorrow, May 15. Even though nonessential businesses will still be limited to curbside pickup, this is still a step in the right direction with infusing the local economy with capital. We are hoping and optimistic that the rest of the opening phases will follow in due course. As before, we ask that you help support Finger Lakes businesses and organizations, especially those that choose to market themselves through Life in the Finger Lakes magazine.





Corning Building Company
346 Park Ave., Corning NY

Corning Building is open Mon-Fri 7:30-6 pm, Sat 7:30 - 4:30 for your "essential" needs.  Masks are required in the store and yard area.  Curbside pickup is available. Call ahead for product information or e-mail cmiller@corningbuilding.com questions. We are continually cleaning and practicing social distancing to keep both our customers and staff safe.  Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.  Our knowledgeable staff look forward to assisting you! Check out our video – https://youtu.be/Pimag44ySZs


The Windmill Farm and Craft Market
3900 State Route 14A, Penn Yan NY 14527

The Windmill Farm and Craft Market located on State Route 14A between Penn Yan and Watkins Glen will reopen on May 23, 2020 after a month’s delay. The market will be open Saturday the 23rd and Monday the 25th.  Essential vendors at The Windmill will be open, including vendors of food, produce, beverage and horticulture, all deemed essential under State guidelines. Vendors and customers will be required to wear masks and are asked to leave pets at home at this time. Social distancing will also be required. The remainder of the market will reopen when State guidelines allow.


CabAve Kitchens & Built-in Cabinetry
1111 Stryker Rd Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Our showroom and woodworking shop are reopening soon but we will continue to operate with mainly Online Design Meetings. Please call us today to schedule your appointment as the availability is filling up fast!


Manchester Mission Furniture
4382 Shortsville Rd., Shortsville, NY 14548

Manchester Mission Furniture will be reopening Friday May 15 by appointment. NYS guidelines will be observed for social distancing and masks are required. As always custom furniture of my designs or yours including other than Mission Furniture. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your special piece.
– Bruce


Longs’ Cards and Books / Office Supplies
115 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Longs’ Cards and Books in Penn Yan has been open continuously. As an essential business we’ve been selling at our front door and delivering to our office supply customers. We’ve reopened the store and are now allowing our customers back in to shop. We have a large selection of jigsaw puzzles and games. New selections are arriving continuously. New screens at the counters, sanitizer upon entry, directional aisles, and masks for all of our staff. Stop in and see us! M-S 8:30-5, Sun 10-2


40 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420

As the state of New York slowly reopens, we are paying close attention to the federal guidelines and taking all precautionary steps to reopening our brick + mortar shop in Brockport, NY.  We are looking ahead toward brighter days when we can physically be in Lagom and enjoy some shopping, chatting and seeing your smiling faces again. We are currently putting a plan in place for strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols, as well as employees and customers to wear facemasks in Lagom. Until that day comes, shop our website https://lagomliving.net/ receive free shipping ( coupon code: STAYSAFE) or safe local drop off and curbside pick up.  Your safety as well as ours is a top priority  for us! We hope you are all staying safe + healthy and Together we will see it through!


I.D. Booth Inc.
620 William Street Elmira, NY 14901

I.D. Booth Inc. a family owned business established in 1875; is a distributor of plumbing, heating, electrical, steel and industrial products serving the Finger Lakes Region through its 11 locations in Elmira, Ithaca, Cortland, Bath, Geneva, Corning, Dansville, Batavia, Wellsville, and Olean. Hours 7am – 4:30 pm M-F. We are currently open because we are an essential supplier.


Cricket on the Hearth, Inc.
900 Panorama Trail South 
Rochester, NY 14625

The Swing Sets Are Coming! Our first truck of custom sets will be delivered May 18th!  It does take a little time to design the Swing Kingdom set you'd like and place the order but, you can start today with the Design Center at CricketOnTheHearth.com.  When requesting a quote, be sure to include your phone number.  We will also have catalogs available in the red mail box next to the play area for pick up any time. We are available in store Mon-Sat 10-12.  Please call anytime and leave a detailed message, so that we may call you back. It is time to design and order your Swing Kingdom play set or plan a new gas or wood burning insert for your fireplace!  Make your family safe and comfortable with an investment in your home. Visit CricketOnTheHearth.com!



Food and Beverage


Mr. Twistees
758 Pre Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456
88 Main Street, Rte 54 and 14 intersection (blinking light)
Dresden, NY 14441

Mr. Twistee's Dresden location opens Friday, May 15, noon to 9 pm daily.


Myer Farm Distillers
7350 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521

We're excited to announce the following: 1) we are now making sanitizer! and 2) we will be resuming in-house retail sales from Thursdays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 21. Please see our website for details and for direct shipping options through our online merchant store. For curbside pick-up on Saturday, May 16 (noon to 4 p.m.), please email joe@myerfarmdistillers.com for details.


Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
9224 State Route 414, Lodi, NY 14860

While our tasting room is closed temporarily, we are offering curb side pick-up Monday - Friday from 10 – 4. Call us at 607.582.6011 and we will make arrangements! We are also offering $5 flat rate shipping on 6, 12, and 15 bottle orders and currently ship to AZ, DC, CA, CO, FL, IL, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, VT WI. Don’t Miss out Social Media Happy Hour - Thursdays until June 11th at @5:00 pm on Facebook Live or Instagram Live. We miss sharing our sentiments for wine with customers that we would typically welcome through our tasting room doors, so we've decided to meet you for a virtual tasting on Facebook Live or Instagram Live.

All of the above collections ship for just $5 flat rate.


Reinvention Brewing Company
9 N. Main St., Manchester, NY

 Reinvention Brewing Company in Manchester is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary in business this weekend!  Our drive-thru celebration will include 3 new beer releases available to-go, and takeout meals from two local food trucks. CR7 Catering will be serving Friday, 5/15 from 4-7pm, and Black Hart BBQ on Saturday, 5/16 from 1-6 pm. Live Music on the porch during drive-thru: Friday 5-6 pm - Jon Lamanna and Saturday 2:30-4:30 - Scott Guest. Full to-go menu of beer, wine, cider is on our website: www.ReinventionBrewing.com.  To-Go window hours:  Thursday & Friday 4-7, Saturday 1-7, and Sunday 2-5.


Billsboro Winery
4760 West Lake Rd., Geneva, NY 14456

Billsboro Winery remains open for online orders and scheduled curbside pick up.  Flat rate shipping in NY for $10, PA for $15.  We are now also shipping to Florida.  Billsboro hosts a weekly Virtual Tasting Series that streams on Facebook Live every Saturday at 5:30 pm.  Our second session will be April 18.  You can purchase a 4 pack of the wines we are tasting through the website, though not a requirement. For virtual tasting recaps and updates, check out our Facebook page or IGTV channel on Instagram. *The link to our IGTV channel will bring you to a page to view all of our videos and may serve as our video URL if that works for you!



Culture and Entertainment


Lukacs Pottery
Mark and Cathy Lukacs
7060 State Route 14, Sodus Point, NY 14555

Spending time at home, we realize the importance of simple things. Using handmade pottery makes every day special. Wrapping your hands around a mug as you drink your tea lets you feel the warmth as well as see the beauty of the shape and the colors of the glazes. Mixing your salad in a hand-thrown bowl adds beauty to everyday life. Displaying your new spring flowers in a vase or ikebana lets you appreciate reawakening nature. The warm glow of a candle lantern can sooth your stress.  Our shop is not open right now, but we can ship our pottery.


Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St., Auburn NY

Check out the latest in our Quarantined Studio Visits video series, which features Syracuse textile artist Ann Clarke talking about her new body of work: monumental rugs inspired by the experience of caring for her mother, who has Alzhemier's Disease. Along with the day-to-day hard work of being a caregiver, Clarke also examines the interesting reality that her mother mentally inhabits, where the past mingles with the present and truth becomes irrelevant. Link to our website at http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/programs.cfm
Video link: https://youtu.be/ceHdHwtjVjw
Blog post URL: http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/programs.cfm


The Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum/
Dr Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center
6880 NY-38A, Auburn, NY 13021

Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum remains closed until further notice. The Patron Event Scheduled for June 10 is postponed until fall. Old Ways Day Scheduled for June 6 is cancelled and will be rescheduled later in the year. The Harvesting History Series  is also cancelled until the Museum Reopens. We are awaiting word from the governor when Museums can reopen.

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