Reaping the Benefits – Businesses Continue to Open

Rasa Spa has locations in Ithaca, Watkins Glen and Aurora.

The summer weather has been simply fantastic, and now is the time to take advantage of wonderful deals and offerings from Finger Lakes businesses, and especially those that support Life in the Finger Lakes magazine! Phase 4 of the re-opening of the Finger Lakes Region starts tomorrow. New Yorkers have been compliant in taking the necessary precautions to stay safe, and we are now reaping the benefits of that.



Culture and Entertainment


2020 ChamberFest Canandaigua (formerly known as Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival)
P.O. Box 717, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Enjoy this year’s ChamberFest Canandaigua from the comfort and safety of your own home in a new digital format! Formerly the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival, this celebration of classical music has been a summer tradition since 2004. This year, we’re excited to announce that all performances will be brought to you free of charge! From classic masterpieces by Beethoven and Bach, to more contemporary works featuring unexpected musical instruments, you can plan on hearing beautiful music being performed by incredible, world-class musicians! Detailed information and access links to each concert is available at our website: Find us on Facebook at @chamberfestcanandaigua.

Festival Dates: July 17-July 26, 2020. A series of 6 concerts, including our annual Children’s Concert and Festival favorite “Classical Blue Jeans” event with founders Amy Sue Barston and Kevin Kumar.


Artizanns, Gifts from the Finger Lakes
118 North Main Street Naples, NY 14512

Artizanns is happy to announce that they are open now, 6 days a week. Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays noon to 5 and Mondays 11 a.m. till 5. Artizanns,the largest gift Gallery in the Finger Lakes for 16 years, featuring 225 regional artists has an extensive array of original, creative and affordable art and gift related items all handcrafted. Jewelry paintings photographs, pottery, woodwork, fabric, oh, stained-glass, sculptures, hand blown glass, prints and original paintings. In addition, Artizanns supports local culinary cuisine, music and the literary Arts. Open daily closed only on Tuesdays.


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

Planned Reopening Friday June 26, 2020 with New York Phase 4. Museum hours Mon through Sat 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Wed 10 a.m. till 8:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. Facial masks required and social distancing practiced. Many new and updated exhibits.


Finger Lakes Boating Museum 
8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will be reopened on June 27 with safety protocols in place. We can’t wait to see you!





Canandaigua Urgent Care
699 S. Main St., Canandaigua

In May, UR Medicine Thompson Health opened its Canandaigua Urgent Care in the plaza known by many in Canandaigua as “the old Wegmans.” This is the third urgent care site affiliated with F.F. Thompson Hospital, which also has locations in Farmington and Newark. It has on-site digital x-ray services, available on a walk-in basis, and is offering telehealth options for those who call ahead. Hours for both in-person and telehealth visits at Canandaigua Urgent Care are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Fireplace Fashions
1936 Hudson Avenue, Irondequoit 14617

 The showroom at Fireplace Fashions in Irondequoit has re-opened!! Their staff is ready to assist you with all of your fireplace needs-both inside and out!! A cool spring and being home a lot lately has folks upgrading their fireplaces, or adding a stove or fireplace to a chilly room. What a great time to add a fire feature to your deck or patio! Fireplace Fashions has wood & gas firepits assembled and ready for you to take home and fire up!  Call 585-266-8967 today.


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.


FingerLakes Bell Co
8897 West Waneta Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Open each Saturday and summer holidays at the Windmill 8-4:30. Order on line also. Check out our cool tee shirts that match and go along with our bells. Ring-On!


Route 96 Power & Paddle
1035 Owego Road, Candor, NY 13743

We are open! Please wear a mask and use hand sanitizer when entering our stores. The kayak showroom is open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The test pond is open to one set of customers at a time. All customers must check in at the boat building before testing out a boat on the pond. The shoe outlet is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are well stocked with sandals, sneakers, hiking boots and work boots. Clearance items 30-50% off. The power shop is open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come in and see our great selection of power equipment.


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

Our showroom is officially back open, but our “outdoor showroom walk-up window” is still an option for those who would prefer it. Unfortunately we cannot use clorox wipes on our cabinet samples so gloves and hand sanitizer is readily available! Hope to see you soon!


Rasa Spa

Cayuga Wellness Center, 310 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850

Community Corners 930 Hanshaw Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

Watkins Glen 210 North Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Rasa Spa is the premiere day spa of the Finger Lakes region. At every Rasa location, we create space for health and wellness through customized massage, facials, energy work, waxing, and eyelash extensions. Rasa serves the well-being of the whole person through healing, client empowerment, fostering a mindful community, and cultivating a tranquil, beautiful atmosphere. We are truly holistic in our approach to wellness and provide an environmentally-friendly sanctuary for guests to rest, relax, rejuvenate, and focus on improved health.  Visit our website for hours of operation at each location, our service menu, to book online, or purchase a gift card. 


Horizons, A DePaul Senior Living Community 
3132 State Route 21 South, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Horizons offers more than assisted living services, we offer a lifestyle for your future. We strive to enhance each resident’s quality of life by providing a supportive, caring staff, personal care services, meals, housekeeping, and laundry.  Our social activities promote independence and dignity.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to accommodate personal tours at this time; however, please feel free to visit our website to view all that our community has to offer.  If you would like additional information, please call Pamela Fichtner, Marketing Director or Tina Hagen, Administrator.  We have current availability and look forward to hearing from you!    


40 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420

Summer days are here! It feels so good to get out and enjoy the warm weather and be able to do a little shopping as well. We are happy to have our doors open and look forward to welcoming you to our newly updated space. We are still on limited hours as we adjust to the new “norm.” Facemasks are required upon entry. Your safety as well as ours is a top priority at Lagom. If you are not comfortable shopping inside we have safe curbside pickup. Our online shop is available 24/7 or you can message us via social media sites INSTAGRAM: @lagom_brockport_ny, FACEBOOK: lagombrockportny or by email. Our new shop hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Sun. 9am – 12 pm 


The White Church Cabin Country Store
219 White Church Road, Brooktondale NY 14817

We are open – Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. We are in the country. We have items of old-fashioned practical value – collectibles, bottles, canning jars, tins, kitchen items, local history books, young and old antiques!


Crown Jewelry
142 South Main Street, Canandaigua NY 14424

There’s still time to take advantage of our June Special, 20% off pearls. Pearls have been highly prized for centuries. Some cultures believed they protected the wearer from fire breathing dragons! We can’t promise that, but we do have many beautiful styles to choose from. From the classic elegance of a traditional strand to modern pieces intricately carved, we have options to fit any style and budget. We’re here Monday-Saturday 10-4 for sales, repairs, watch batteries and more. Appointments are available for your convenience.



Food and Beverage


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

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars is now open for tastings, by appointment only. Book your tasting online or by calling the winery at 607-582-6011. We are also offering curbside pickup and $5 flat rate shipping on wine packages (6, 12, or 15 bottles in a package). Order online or call the winery to arrange pickups.


Monica’s Pies
7599 Ste. Rte. 21, Naples NY 14512
585-374-2139 • Fax 585-374-2968

We are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. We are taking all the precautions. Ring the doorbell and we will serve you from the door. Call ahead and place your order if you would like to. We are taking credit, checks or cash. 585-374-2139. Thank you for your patronage.


Ventosa Vineyards
3440 Route 96a, Geneva, Ny 14456

We’re fully open! Winery & café open daily 11-5 pm, Thu-Sun dinners- open until 9:30pm

-We now serve dinner & sunsets Thursdays-Sundays, all lake-view seating on the terrace or in the banquet room, table max 10 people. See website for current menu with nightly specials.  Reservations highly recommended, call (315)719-0000. Walk-ins accommodated if space permits.

-Winery, no reservations, tasting fee $10 per person, max of 6 people in a group

-Cafe Toscana, table max 10 people, indoor and terrace seating along with a few picnic tables on our side lawn. Tables 6+, please call so we can accommodate you.

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