Summertime in the Finger Lakes is Special

Photo by Bill Banaszewski

What is it that makes summertime in the Finger Lakes so special? It’s quite simple, really. Put on your suit and flip-flops and head to the dock. You can come to the lakes to get away from it all, or to get together with friends and family. Choose your watercraft. Catch your first fish or brag about the big one you caught or the bigger one that got away. Take countless photos of your little girl’s first swim or plunge off the dock. Splash! Adventure, excitement, games and discovery. Fool around and be king of the raft. Race with dad. Just watch and listen, everybody’s having a ball, wide smiles and infectious laughter. Sit on the dock with Dad, watch the wood duck family and the boats drift by. At the end of the day, relax and enjoy a campfire. Although we might recall one particularly magical summer in our lives, ultimately, it’s the collection of memories from many summers and across the generations that draws us back to the lakes and enriches our lives.
— by Bill Banaszewski, “Summertime in the Finger Lakes”

Read below to see what’s new with select Finger Lakes businesses!





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.


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.


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.


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!


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

We are well into the warm days of summer! A wonderful time to be out and about in our small towns and supporting local shops as we try to recover from the Covid-19 closings. We are now open a limited time of hours Wednesday - Saturday 11-4 p.m. Our online shop is open 24/7. Lagom is a home and living shop for every lifestyle, young and old. We hope that your shopping experience enjoyable and worth the trip to our beautiful historical downtown Brockport, NY. Up to 40% off End of Season Sale. Please feel free to contact us anytime via email: or Call : 585-281-9398/ Follow us on social web. Facebook:  Instagram: @lagom_brockport_ny


Crown Jewelry
142 South Main Street, Canandaigua NY 14424

There's nothing quite like a refreshing dip in the pool on a hot summer day. But did you know chlorine is harmful to gold? It can discolor and permanently damage your jewelry.  When you're in the pool or hot tub, or using bleach or other chemicals when cleaning, remember to take it off! Our July Special features Ruby Jewelry, 15% off! Visit us to see our wide selection of pieces featuring this legendary gem. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10-4. Appointments are available for your convenience.


Dori Pole

Have you ever had issues with annoying waterfowl leaving messes on your lakefront property, deck, boat, or marina? Dori Pole is an effective and humane way to keep birds away while looking great with many color and pattern options. Check out our website and use coupon code – LIFL 2020 – for 15% off you purchase when checking out. Hope you are staying safe and enjoying your summer!



Food and Beverage


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

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required.



Culture and Entertainment


Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456

The Geneva Historical Society will reopen the Geneva History Museum to the public on Monday, July 13. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Although Rose Hill Mansion is not currently open, an architecture and grounds tour will run on Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning July 23. Call 315-789-3848 for reservations. The Carriage House Gift Shop at Rose Hill will open weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. starting July 18. The museums will both operate at a reduced capacity while enacting new safety measures, including social distancing and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols. Visit for more information.

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