Summer Afternoon

The test pond at Route 96 Power and Paddle

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
– Henry James

Let’s see what Finger Lakes businesses are doing this summer, not only on a fine afternoon, but all day long.





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.


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 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 –


Jane Morgan’s Little House
378 Main St Aurora NY 13026
315 364 7715

We are now open Sundays 12-3 in addition to Mon-Sat 10-5 because the Aurora Inn is serving their fabulous Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.  MacKenzie-Childs’ shop is open with all kinds of goodies. The Fargo is serving inside and out 7 days/wk. We are having our “tent sale pricing” in our sale room, Aunt Jane’s Attic. Everyone comes out with hands full of bargains! Our Mother of the Bride and of the Groom dresses and separates are getting rave reviews. Dress for summer! It is finally here.


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

Horizons offers more than assisted living services; we offer a supportive lifestyle as you age.  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 and Facebook page to view all that our community has to offer, in addition to what we are currently doing!  Please call Pamela Fichtner, Marketing Director, for more details. We have current availability and accepting admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!    


Crown Jewelry
142 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Join us for Arts in Canandaigua this Friday & Saturday. We will be featuring one of a kind items from Jade by Nikolai and One by Mark Owen at 20% off!  Nikolai is a third generation Jade carver, each piece is crafted with care and holds it’s own special meaning. Stop in and find the piece that speaks to you. Mark Owen is a custom jewelry designer we have worked with for over 15 years. From Mandarin Sapphires to Dinosaur Bone, each item from his “One” line is truly one of a kind.


Signlanguage Inc
6491 Route 20A, Perry, NY 14530

10% discount with offer for home/cottage signs, 5% for business signs


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!


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

Quality Cabinetry up to 30% off. Brands like Shiloh, Candlelight, and Current. Visit our website to learn more about all 7 cabinet brands we offer.


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.


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!



Food and Beverage


Ventosa Vineyards
3440 Route 96a, Geneva, Ny 14456

Ventosa is opening soon for Lunch, Dinner, & Tastings! Ventosa is now serving dinner! Thursday – Sundays 6-9:30 PM, including nightly specials. Reservations required and all seating includes a lakeview in our La Vista e Bella Ballroom with extra social distancing precautions utilizing over 10,000 SF terrace & indoor seating! Masks are needed for entry and we will have additional ones available for purchase. Wine tastings daily 11-5 PM, max of 6 people in a group. Café Toscana lunches daily 11-5 PM and to-go boxed lunches for picnic areas near our vineyards.



Culture and Entertainment


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

Where History Comes Alive. Now open in Phase 4. Mon thru Sat 10-4. Sun 11-4. Wednesdays in July open 10-8:30. Many new exhibits to view. Masks and social distancing required. Free admission and parking


Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802

Reopening September 24!


P.Tribastone Fine Art Gallery
32 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

On July 17 & 18 from 10-5 Come to Downtown Canandaigua to Celebrate the Arts!  Plein Air painters will be painting the town, enjoy music, and visit the Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters Tent at the corner of Chapin and South Main to buy your own piece of local art!

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