“Yesterday morning I stood with my entire staff as we watched Nolan’s burn to the ground. Some of us stood in shock, while most of us attempted to fight back the tears as we watched all of our hard work fall one piece at a time. Each wall, each garden, each favorite picture, and each favorite table came down right in front of us.
It was horrifying and it was surreal.
I wish this upon no one, but if it does ever happen to you, I hope that your blessed enough to be surroun…ded by the same group of people as I was yesterday. Without a word being said, we remained together until the very last flame was extinguished.
An hour after it ended, my management team and I got back to work to figure out how would we would handle the obvious challenges ahead of us.
The long term plan is easy. We will rebuild Nolan’s at South Main Street and it will even better than before. After meeting with my landlord, I am confident that our main restaurant will be up and running by April 2018.
The short term plan is more of a challenge but we will get through it. Nolan’s at the Canandaigua Country Club will absorb some of my full time employees for the remainder of the summer, which will be helpful. The Country Club and our catering division will remain in full operation.
The very good news is this…..
The Nolan’s team will survive. We will not feel sorry for ourselves and we will be back to serve Canandaigua again. It’s what we do, and that will not change.
In the meantime, we would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support over the past 24 hours. A thousand text messages from regular customers wishing us good luck and offering their prayers. Eric’s office, Casa de Pasta, Peppers, Jose Willes, and others have all reached out to offer services and even employment for some of our people.
Canandaigua, you are amazing and we cant wait to serve you again. We are strong and we will be back.” #NolansStrong
Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
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1. Canandaigua’s SUMMER Farmer’s Market Summer is in session, 8:30-12:30 every Sat! (Mill St Pavillion).
2. NEW FARMER’S MARKET at Ontario Center-3062 County Complex Dr, Canandaigua! The farmer’s market will be every second Wednesday of the month NOW to September from 11a-2:30p. The dates will be 8/9, and 9/13. Vendors may contact email@example.com or 585-622-5265.
3. West Bloomfield Farmer’s Market (9035, Route 5, W. Bloomfield, 14469) Every Friday NOW thru October. 3-7pm – Vendors, Music (WEBERMUSIC), games and Food Truck! New Website is here!
4. VA Farmers Market! VA Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY. Every Tuesday 1:30-5pm. Goes till Oct 10!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn on the Lake’s OUTDOOR Sandbar, 394-7800
Wed, July 19 – Uptown Groove Duo, 6-10pm
Fri, July 21 – Double Shot, 8-11pm
Sun, July 23 – Poke The BEar, 4-8pm
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Wed – Brian Blankenberg, 6-9pm.
Thurs – Trivia at 6:30pm
Sat, July 22 – ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS at RIO TOMATLAN! Gates open at 6pm, Opener at 6:45, Roger at 8pm! $25 advance (Peacemaker or online). $30 at door if still avail.
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017 *Music on outside Deck (weather permitting!)*
Tuesdays – Open Mic, 8pm
Fri, July 21 – Charlie Ellis, 5-8pm, AND Skyway, 8pm-12am
Sat, July 22-Tickle Your Incus, 4-7pm AND Last Resort, 8pm-12a
Sun, July 23-Patrice & Rusty Unplugged, 3-6pm AND Karaoke, 7:30pm
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Sat – DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, July 21 – Red Branch, 7-10pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Sat, July 22-Blonde Over Blue Band w/ Aron Cole), 7:30-10:30pm
Wed – Open Jam with Casey, Matt, & Hakeem, 9pm-1am
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),
Wed, July 26 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Weds – Open Mic w/ The Burley Brothers, 6-9pm (Canandaigua)
Thursdays – Twisted Trivia, 6:30pm (Macedon)
Mondays – Open Mic with Hakeem, Max, & Richie, 9-12
Lock, Stock, & Barrel, 229-9848
Fri, July 21 – Open Jam w/ Steve Rohrback – All players welcome!
SMOKEMAN BBQ (formerly Oasis East), 905-3268
Sat, July 22 – Kevin O’Leary (of Dirty Blanket), 8-10pm
Macri’s Deli, (585)905-0866
Live music the first Friday of every month, 5-7pm!
Car Cruise is every Thursday through the summer, 5-8pm!
Fri, July 21- Rollin’ Bones, 5-8pm
Heron Hill on Canandaigua Lake, (585)394-0173 Live Music, Hand Tossed Wood Fired Pizza, Heron Hill Wine and Nedloh Beer – 4:30-8pm every Sat! Rain or Shine! Picnic tables available or feel free to bring lawn chairs. This Sat, July 22- Wally Musial
CC’s Tavern, 17 Columbus St. Auburn, NY (315)253-6868
Wood Library Summer Teen Theater Presents: Friendship is a 4 Letter Word. Fri, Jul 21 I 7:00PM and Sat, Jul 22 I Noon
An original screenplay written and performed by teens for teens.
Build It Challenge. Tues, Jul 18 I 2-3PM. Grades 3-6. Use simple materials to build amazing structures! Registration requested.
Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease. Tues, Jul 18 I 5:30-6:30PM. Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Register by calling 800-272-3900.
QWERTY Night. Tues, Jul 18 I 6-8PM. Grades 6-12. Get creative on a laptop. Play games, write a story, and hang out with friends.
Anime Club. Wed, Jul 19 I 4-6PM. Grades 6-12. For teens who love anime. Watch and discuss a movie.
Open Tech Hours. Wed, Jul 19 I 4-6PM. Got tech issues? Let us help you.
Pajama Storytime. Wed, Jul 19 I 7-7:45PM. Ages 3-7. Wear jammies to the library for stories, finger plays, a short movie and flannel board fun.
Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Children’s Concert
Thurs, Jul 20 I 10AM-11AM. Ages 5-11. Professional classical musicians perform a short concert and encourage children to “meet” the instruments.
Family Craft Night. Thurs, Jul 20 I 5-7PM. Grades 6-12. Make toys for Happy Tails w/ household objects.
Creature Feature with the Wildlife Rockstars. Fri, Jul 21, 1-2PM. Family program. Learn about and meet exotic creatures and their habitats.
Adult Board Games. Sat, Jul 22, 2-4PM. For persons 21 +. A favorite book is now a favorite game!
For more information about library services and programs, go to woodlibrary.org.
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Home Health Care Aide Needed! Flexible hours, brand new Canandaigua one level home w/state of the art set up, No complicated medical needs. LPN, $12/hr. Certified Nurse, $10/hr. Please text Sandy at (585) 733-0904.
A First Hand Story from a long-time customer: Joan, A Vet Tech: My hands become so dry from washing, and it becomes difficult to do my job assisting our animal patients with health and wellness. I recommend O’Keeffe’s Working Hands.
Working Hands is a unique formulation of moisturizing ingredients guaranteed to improve dry, cracked skin. The skin’s natural barrier can be damaged and this leads to increased water loss which creates dry and cracked skin. O’Keefe’s not only protects the skin from further moisture loss, but draws moisture back to the skin. The protective barrier seals in moisture, reducing evaporation. It’s easy to use – apply a small dab of cream as needed throughout the day -especially after washing hands, bathing and at bedtime. Take care of your most valuable tools – your hands. O’Keefe’s now comes in a handy tube – great for your purse, backpack or briefcase.Stop in Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe today.
OPEN STUDIO SUNDAYS! $10
Are you itching to get into the studio more often to work on your paintings? The Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be offering Open Studio Sundays every Sunday from 1:00 – 3:30pm!
Also, click here for info on all the Summer session classes! Summer Session thru August 18
Frank Baker Youth Football registration is now open for the Fall season. Flag Football is available to players in grades K-4 ($60), and Tackle Football is available to players in grades 3-6 ($100). Please visit www.cafootball.org and click on the Frank Baker League tab for more information, important dates, and online registration. Walk-in registration and equipment night is Wed. August 16 from 7-8pm in the Canandaigua Academy Gymnasium.
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Positive News Channel brings you…..American Muscle! How did it all begin? What does the future hold? Where can you check out a Fitness Enlightenment Camp class? (Canandaigua and Palmyra!) Co-Founder & Owner Crofton Celenteno answers all. Check it out along with AmericanMuscleLove.com!
Positive News Channel – American Muscle
July 13 – 23
In this warm-hearted and zany comedy, three southern sisters reunite under shaky circumstances: Babe, the youngest, has shot her hotshot politico husband because “she didn’t like his looks.” The sisters navigate their very different personalities, dark family secrets, and their current troubles, which are grave and yet somehow hilarious.
Paulsen & Baker with Tim Chaapel, August 6 (Special Sunday Concert)
A World Class Lacrosse event comes to Canandaigua …to benefit the soldiers!
Wagner Wine/Beer dinner at the NYWCC!
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July 21 is the deadline for New York’s free tuition!
Finger Lakes Community College has scheduled two final information sessions in July to help local families understand the new Excelsior Scholarship, which will change how many middle-income families pay for college. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 21.
Information and workshop sessions are scheduled as follows:
· Tuesday, July 18: FLCC Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St.
· Thursday, July 20: FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251
The information session runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and participants are welcome to stay for a workshop on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Diabetes Support Group offered by UR Medicine’s Thompson Health will meet Wednesday, July 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference Room near the main lobby of Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. This group is for people with Type 2 diabetes and their families, providing opportunities for learning, sharing and support. Jane Hallstead, RN, MSN, CDE, facilitates the group, and this month, the topic is “Continuing Your Journey With Diabetes.”
There is no cost to attend. RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. Call (585) 396-6233.
Car Show Thursday at Ferris Hills/Clark Meadows
Ferris Hills at West Lake and Clark Meadows will host their sixth annual Senior Car Classic on Thursday, 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is invited to join residents of the senior living communities for the car show in their shared courtyard, with entertainment provided by the Key Dreamers. The event is free, but food will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. Ferris Hills’ campus may be accessed via Peg Rayburn Drive, off the 3300 block of West Lake Road (County Road 16). To enter the campus near the adjoining enriched living community of Clark Meadows, take the private drive from Middle Cheshire Road, just opposite the entrance to Crosswinds Wesleyan Church’s southernmost parking lot. Please note this car show was originally scheduled for July 13, but was postponed due to rain. For more information on the event, call (585) 393-0410.
Schedule an appointment or stop into the Leasing Office at Pinnacle North for a tour. We have 1 & 2 Bedroom Availability for immediate move in with prices starting at $1,165. Email or call 585-362-3631.
Looking to add on to your house? Remodel your kitchen? Bathroom? Add a deck? We have years of experience and satisfied customers who keep coming back. Let us give you a free estimate on your next home improvement project!
CANANDAIGUA FITNESS @ Cobblestone! $5 Classes! Click on schedule to see bigger!
1622 State Route 332. Class descriptions on the website….
Join The Canandaigua City Democratic Committee and help make Canandaigua an even better place to live! **Next meeting is July 25, 7pm at Wood Library**! Follow CCDC on Facebook or click here!
Interested in joining the City of Canandaigua Republican Committee? We are now having a consistent monthly meeting the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Inn On The Lake. ** Next meeting is July 26th!** All are welcome. Contact Dudley Purbeck
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