Summer is Getting Exciting for Finger Lakes Businesses

Ventosa Vineyards in Geneva is open for business!

Check out the latest information from advertisers in the July/August 2020 edition of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine. Every week, changes are taking place in New York State that are enabling businesses to reach their customers. These are exciting times to experience summer in the region!





The Gould Hotel 
108 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

The Gould is pleased to announce that we are open and ready to serve you. Your health and safety is our number one concern. We are working diligently to ensure the safety of our guests so at this time our restaurant is temporarily closed as our staff becomes accustomed to implementing our expanded cleanliness and distancing procedures. We ask that guests do their best to maintain 6′ of social distancing to help us all out during our relaunching efforts. Signs have been conveniently placed around the hotel with guidelines. Thank you. Stay safe, be well.


Cherry Grove Campground
12669 Ridge Road, Wolcott, NY  14590

Cherry Grove Campground is opening with social distancing and masks required. Swimming pool, playground, and activities will have limitations. If you want furniture to lounge at pool, bring your own. Taking turns at the pool with 25 persons or less and distancing. Sanitization being completed regularly. Come visit and relax with us.  Stay Safe and Healthy



Culture and Entertainment


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

Many of us have been home beautifying our gardens and yards. We create garden art that can enhance your space: hand-thrown mushrooms in a variety of bright colors and two styles of solar lights. One light is shaped like a flower on a stem with the light above. The stem goes in the ground to light up a walkway or garden. The other has cut-out designs with the light inside and can go on a deck or in the garden. Our shop is not open yet, but you can call for an appointment or have our pottery shipped.


Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery
71 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424

We want to announce we are open! June Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 5 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. JULY
Open in July 11 – 5 pm Tuesday – Friday. Saturday 11 – 6 pm. Sunday 12:3 0 to 4 pm. Monday – Closed





New Energy Works Timberframers
1180 Commercial Drive, Farmington, NY 14425

What really makes your project are the conversations that happen with the New Energy Works team. Get a peek into this experience with our Drake Talks Webinar Series. Drake Ambrosino chats with leaders in the New Energy Works crew about custom design, how to choose a timber frame partner, the cost of building a timber frame home, and more. The next webinar: Company As Community: June 18th, 11AM PST/2PM EST

Drake Ambrosino talks to Megan Avila Communications Director and Jonathan Orpin Founder & President of New Energy Works about timber frame companies as community, ethos, and being guided by more than profit. Register here.


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

Introducing 10-minute Virtual Showroom Experiences. Skip the drive and Video Chat with real people right in our showroom. Learn about the process and see our pricing. Chat with us now or schedule your meeting ahead of time by visiting our website. We can’t wait to help you get started on your project!


Grace Gardens
1064 Angus Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527

We open June 27. Free visitation. Hours Wed thru Fri 10 to 5. Sat 10 to 4. Sun 12 to 4. Mon and Tues by appointment. 2300 daylilies on display. Many for sale. Face mask or 6 ft social distancing required.


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!    


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.


40 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420

As life gets back to normal or the “new normal” it is easy to get back to the pace we were at before. One thing that I have learned during Covid-19 is how important it is to slow down. Although we did not have a choice, it did however teach me,  to appreciate the simple things. Family, work, home, gardening and time. At Lagom, we focus on sustainability, supreme craftsmanship and ethically sourced products for our shop. We value, more than ever the value of slow living. Our new Re-Opening hours: Wed. – Sat. 11 – 4pm. If you do not feel safe to shop in store, please visit our online shop: Free shipping on orders over $99 and free safe curbside pick up. See you soon & stay safe!! 


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 –


Northfield Designer Goldsmiths – Designer GJ Olsson
700 Park Avenue, Rochester NY 14607
585-442 2260

My name is Gudmund Jos Olsson at Northfield Designer Goldsmiths, 700 Park Ave., Rochester. ( and (585)442 2260). I am known for my engagement rings and wedding bands. These, in jewelry stores, have become fashion rings. But fashions go out of fashion. My designs, with matching design features in her and his rings, will last through your life with their clean lines and timeless contemporary style. You will have no maintenance costs with my channel set small diamonds. We recently received a patent for my comfortable canted design that reduces turning, saving settings from wear. See the video about this at


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!


Crown Jewelry
142 South Main Street, Canandaigua NY 14424

Graduation, Father’s Day, Birthdays, our celebrations look a lot different these days. Crown Jewelry is here to help with all your special occasions. Getting engaged? Getting married? We have a great selection of new and Estate rings. Custom designs are available. Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone are all birthstones for June. We have many beautiful options to choose from in a wide range of prices and styles. We’re still only allowed a few customers in the store at a time. Appointments are available for your convenience. Call or Like us on Facebook for current hours.


Jane Morgan’s Little House
378 Main St., Aurora NY 13026

Our Annual Tent Sale is now in progress in the sale room. Tiered pricing on all seasons’ clothing and accessories. Comfy and Fat Hat still available. One item 50% off. 2-4 items take an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF.  5-7 items take and ADDITIONAL 35% off. And 8 or more items take an ADDITIONAL 50% off!  Beautiful Spring and Summer dresses and sportswear arrive every day in the main store. Find unique MOB/MOG dresses 2-24.  Designer looking handbags w/o a designer price. Enjoy a great Fargo lunch next door, both inside and out.



Food and Beverage


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.


Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Announcement (approximately 100 words or less. You may want to include business hours, services, special offers.): Introducing our new Progressive Tasting Experience. Individual parties are guided through five educational tastings stations where you taste and learn about Finger Lakes history, grape growing, and winemaking techniques. Open Monday – Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Reservations are required.

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