Happy November! This is the month of Gratitude! I know it’s a darker month. A colder month. A rainier month. A windier month. But each and every one of us blessed to wake up each morning to experience all of these sensations. Try to just think of one (or three) things right now that you are grateful for. Will you write them down? Text them to yourself! Something magical happens when you physically write out your feelings on paper/screen. Here, I’ll start by giving an example below. Giving Thanks is one of the keys to happiness. If we are not grateful for what we have, then why should the Universe or God (or whoever you may feel is in control) give us anything more? Enjoy this ‘Welcome November’ edition of Finger Lakes Connected and here are my three things I am thankful for, at this moment in time:
1. My health – I am grateful that I can wake up and get up out of bed and move around.
2. Letting it Go – I am grateful that I can catch myself in the act when something someone does or says bothers me. I catch myself before anger or another unhealthy emotion tries to creep in and I chalk it up to that person having a bad day or some other factor that has nothing to do with me and is totally out of my control. I say to myself does it feel good to harbor ill feelings inside about…. or doesn’t it feel better to let it go and make room for more positive vibrations inside? This takes practice and sometimes I catch myself early and sometimes late, but…ahhhh!
3. I’m grateful I have a family that gets me – I require a lot of oxygen mask time. Alone time. Time doing my own things that I enjoy. But these things rejuvenate and recharge me so that I can be a better wife, mother and person. I firmly believe that before helping others, I have to help myself. I know and can feel when I need to take time for me and allow myself to just say “no” to things that I prefer not to do.
Thank you for reading my (typically longwinded) statements of what I’m grateful for today. Your turn 🙂
Fri, Nov 10 – BAND: Mr. Wonderful (classic rock), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Sat Nov 11 – BAND: In The Mix (classic/party rock), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Prosecco, 924-8000 * Help Wanted* Full-Time Dishwasher
Fri, Nov 10 – Bob Mcgee (solo), 6-9pm
Sat, Nov 11 – Connie & Mike, 6-9pm
Kids (12 AND UNDER) eat FREE Sundays (free meal with each entrée purchased)
Longshots, Finger Lakes Hotel, 398-7394
Fri, Nov 10 – TGIAF! with James Draudt, 8-11pm (Thank God It’s Acoustic Friday!)
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-12am
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Fri Nov 10 – Team Trivia hosts Trivia Night at VB. Free to play. Prizes, 7pm
Sat Nov 11- Tonal Recall – no cover, 7-10pm
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113 Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-7pm
Sat, Nov 11 – Steve West hosting Open Mic, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Fri, Nov 10- Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 9pm-1am
Sat, Nov 11- 9pm-1am (Taproom live music) & , 6-9p(Tipping Glass – Music Downstairs)
Waterside Wine Bar, Phelps, (585) 752-1634
Sat – Live Music, 7-10pm
Lake Street Station Winery, (315) 325-4089
Ramada, Geneva, (315) 789-5677 —Pier House Lounge
Sat Nov 11 – Artistic License, 8:30-11:30pm
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955
Fri, Nov 10 – Steve Grills, 7-10pm (Kitchen opens at 6pm)
Korean War Veteran Gives Keynote at FLCC Veterans Day Ceremony!
A Canandaigua man who has tirelessly advocated for fellow veterans and has been lauded for his efforts to save the Canandaigua VA Medical Center more than a decade ago will be the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony at Finger Lakes Community College. Korean War veteran Ralph Calabrese will speak at the 1 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 in the FLCC Student Center auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The event is free and open to the public. Guests should arrive early for parking; handicap spots are available in the lot closest to the main entrance. Read more here!
The public is also invited to a female veteran panel discussion at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in Stage 14 at the main campus, as well as an armed forces formal dinner and dance in the main campus Student Center starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. The latter event features music and a gourmet meal prepared by students in the culinary arts program; tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling the Office of Student Life at (585) 785-1263.
20% Off at Unique Toy Shoppe!
All ages are welcome – Youth to adult! Click on picture above for more details or to register!
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Speaker Series: The Paris Climate Agreement. What next? Wed, Nov 8 I 7:00-8:00PM. The Paris Climate Agreement commits countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Thomas Drennen will offer an update.
Crafter School Special:Button – Make a Button! Mon, Nov 13, 4-5pm.
All classes offered for 6 Sessions unless otherwise noted.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 11th, 5 – 7 pm Exhibition runs: Nov 11 – Jan 6! Join us this holiday season for a unique opportunity to support local artists by purchasing one of kind gifts for your loved ones. Your gift will not only bring joy to that special person in your life, your purchase will also support Canandaigua’s vibrant arts community. Original artwork by regional artists will be displayed featuring one of a kind original artistic gifts including:miniature paintings, mixed media, drawings, pastels, jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics and hand-crafted tree ornaments.
Join The Canandaigua City Democratic Committee and help make Canandaigua an even better place to live! ! 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. All are welcome. Contact Dudley Purbeck
Canandaigua Lions Club Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:00p (Sept-June). Wood Library 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
* THANK YOU for continuing to email me with upcoming community meetings! It is FREE to get your meetings noticed and attended! Just email!
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua (3024 Cooley Road) invites the community to a Plant-Based Lunch & Lecture to be held on Sunday November 19 11:45am. The Lunch & Lecture is free of charge and the facilty is handicapped accessible. Enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal and learn how our food choices affect our health and the health of our environment. The Lecture will be given by J. Morris Hicks, author and expert on the benefits of a plant-based diet, as part of his mission to promote health, hope, and harmony on planet Earth. A recent study shows that one of the most powerful decisions individuals can make to decrease their carbon footprints is to move away from the consumption of animal products. Many more have shown the positive benefits of a diet based mostly on whole, unprocessed plants for improving health. For more information and to RSVP for yourself and any number of friends, please email Danielle @ email@example.com.
Are you a Canandaigua City Resident and not sure which Ward you live in? Here is the map and you can see it bigger by clicking on it 🙂
Comedy Night This Friday at NYWCC!
$50 advance, $60 at door!
Click on image for details!
Bereavement Support Group Meets Thursday
The monthly Bereavement Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health meets this Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St. in Canandaigua.
Opento anyone who has experienced a loss due to death, is facilitated by Sands Cancer Center Coordinator Deborah Wiepert, LMSW, and Eileen Alven, coordinator of Thompson’s chaplain’s volunteers. Call (585) 396-6780 for more information. For a list of other support groups hosted by Thompson, click here.
‘Christmas Carol’ Performance Coming Up
Kim Tenreiro will give a special performance of his acclaimed one-man enactment of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua. A pre-performance reception, at 5 p.m., will feature “Dickensian delights” from Fezziwig’s party.
Proceeds from the performance benefit the Breast Health Patient Navigation Program at the Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Breast Imaging Center operated by UR Medicine Thompson Health at 195 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. The program provides financial, spiritual and emotional support essential for a patient’s well-being following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Pre-sale tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Checks made payable to the F.F. Thompson Foundation may be sent – along with name, address and email address – to event hosts Carole and Rob Lillis, 58 Scotland Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Donations from those who are unable to attend but would still like to support the Breast Health Patient Navigation Program may also be sent to this address. For more information, contact the event hosts at 585-394-5811 or email.
FLCC offers free help with financial aid forms
Finger Lakes Community College will host a series of financial aid workshops over the next few months to help current and prospective college students and their parents understand the process and fill out forms.
Evening workshops run from 6 to 8 p.m. Upcoming events are as follows:
Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose in the blood – called blood sugar- is too high. Normally the body gets its energy from blood sugar, which comes from food. With diabetes the body is unable to use blood sugar properly. As a result blood sugar builds up in the blood.
There are two major types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2. People with type 1 need daily insulin shots , along with healthy eating and exercise, to stay healthy. Some Type 2 diabetics can control their blood sugar level with healthy eating and exercise. Others will need insulin and /or other diabetic medications, along with healthy eating and exercise.
Warning signs of diabetes could be frequent urination, increased thirst, extreme tiredness, weight loss ( in spite of increased appetite), blurred vision, slow healing wounds or infections, pain or numbness in the feet, or stomach pain. Symptoms can appear suddenly or over time. It is very unlikely that anyone would have all of these symptoms.
If you experience any of these symptoms , call your health care provider and set up an appointment to discuss your concerns. Remember catching diabetes early can help you to lead a full and active life.
A Kombucha A Day! Enjoy this sparkling probiotic GOOD FOR YOU beverage at the following fine establishments: The Beehive Brew Pub, Peacemaker Brewing Company, St. George’s Market on East Lake Rd (Pizza Sangiorgi), Rio Tomatlan, GCCC (Greater Canandaigua Civic Center), Casa de Pasta, and ask for it at the NYWCC!
It is DELICIOUS and can be a stand alone drink that brings you natural (B12) energy or can be used as a mixer where the possibilities are limitless. Text Donna at (585)298-0116 if you’d like to carry it at your restaurant, bar or shop!
Join the “A Kombucha A Day…” Facebook Group to learn more about local specials!
CANANDAIGUA FITNESS @ Cobblestone! $5 Classes!Click on schedule to see bigger! NO CLASS TONIGHT (Halloween) but save Tues Nov 7th for a Habitat For Humanity FEC class- all proceeds for that night’s American Muscle class will go to HFH!
1622 State Route 332. Class descriptions on the website….
We are proud to be Canandaigua’s First and Only Open Air Pet Salon. 325 North Main St.
Anita Twitchell, incumbent candidate for Ward 2 City Council Representative (Democrat): I am running because I wish to
*Increase accessibility of middle-income housing. Ward 2 is the fastest developing section of the City. As our City grows, I want to make sure that new development benefits current residents and encourages new neighbors to move to our City.
Protect our natural resources. Canandaigua Lake is a beautiful and wonderful resource Not only is the lake a place to enjoy, it is our source of clean drinking water.. I will make sure Canandaigua Lake and other public spaces are protected so we may continue to enjoy them.
Maintain the quality of our top-ranked school district. Our wonderful school district is a great asset to current residents and attractive to those who are looking to start families..
Jim Irwin, (Democrat) candidate for City Supervisor, Wards 2 and 3: I am running because I will advocate for the City of Canandaigua on the County level. I will work toward mutually beneficial solutions to the problems facing our county and its citizens, including:
Efficient management of healthcare and social services dollars. As a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Literacy Volunteers tutor, and trained mediator for the Center for Dispute Settlement, I have met people across the socioeconomic spectrum and know how to effectively and responsibly connect them with the services they need.
Protection of the environment and natural resources. One of the great benefits of living in the Finger Lakes region is its natural beauty and pristine landscapes. We must work to preserve these elements to prevent pollution and over-development.
Addressing the opioid epidemic. Canandaigua has been hit hard by this crisis. By partnering with other cities and towns in the County and beyond, we can help prevent addiction and aid those who are already addicted.
Bob Palumbo (Republican) candidate for Ward 2 City Council Representative. I believe that communication is critical for successful government operations. Public safety and economic development are my priorities. Community dedication is something I am experienced with – Over 40 years of service to the city fire department, 40 year member of the Canandaigua Rotary, Volunteer at Light Hill Comfort Care home and board member at Clark Manor Nursing home. I look forward to representing Ward 2 and continuing my years of service to our community.
Rich Russell is running for re-election for (Wards 2 & 3) City Supervisor (Republican). I supported:
* a grant program for Canandaigua to expand waste reduction programs
* the expansion of mental health services for county residents
* improved operation efficiencies by converting the County vehicle fleet to a lease program
* the District Attorney’s office to expand fraud investigations and prosecutions
* sidewalk construction to improve student safety atFLCC
* Expanding aging-in-place opportunities for
* Enhancing educational and training opportunities for all Ontario County residents
* Maintain Ontario County’s strong financial position
* Renovation of 74 Ontario Street property
* Exploring programs to combat growing opiod epidemic
Matt Martin – At-Large City Council Member (Republican). As your current At-Large City Council Member, I am dedicated to prioritizing economic growth, maintaining quality services and encompassing our City’s core values. I am a proactive solution seeker, a fact based decision maker and a Veteran. I am also a small business owner and know what it takes to make it easier to do business in our great city and attract new businesses.
*There are 4 At-Large Council Member positions and 5 candidates running. The democrat candidates are Robert O’Brien, Jim Terwilliger, Dave Whitcomb, & Stephen Uebbing.
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