Parenting is an interesting thing. Joys and sorrows all bundled up with a big bow of HOPE and FAITH on top! One of my children made a poor decision and the punishment was to be grounded for 5 days and a choice. I’m a big fan of choices. Anyway the choice was to give up the phone or write an essay about why that choice was made and how to better approach that situation the next time it surfaces. I thought for sure the essay would be chosen, but the decision to part with the phone was made. Different generation, I guess. I was kind of looking forward to reading his essay! Oh well. I just keep thinking to myself, we have them for a short while and then we hope they make the right choices and decisions when they are on their own. Keeping the Faith! I’m grateful for the joys and the sorrows. I think we all learn and grow more from the latter….Even on the parenting side because how we deal with unpleasant things affects our well being and a lot of life is about not letting outside events disrupt our internal peace. AHHHHHHhhhh…
Merry Almost Christmas, Everyone!
Peace & Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
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FARMER’S MARKET & WINE WALK!
The Winter Farmer’s Market is NEXT SATURDAY, Dec 30th! Behind Byrne Dairy!
LIVE & LOCAL
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Thursdays – Trivia at 6:30pm
Fri, Dec 22 – Big Blue House, 6-9pm
Sat, Dec 23- The Ended Brothers, 5:30-8:30pm
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Sundays – Karaoke, 8pm-12am!
New Year’s Eve – Karaoke!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Tuesday- Karaoke, 9pm-1am
Sat – DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, Dec 22 – Craig Snyder, 6-9pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Fri, Dec 22 – OC w/Tim O’Hara, 7:30-10:30pm
Sat, Dec 23 – Juke Kings, 7:30-10:30pm
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),394-8485
Wed, Dec 20 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, Dec 29 – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Fri)
Sun, Dec 31 – New Years Eve Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment!
Fri, Dec 22 -BONFIRE (AC/DC Tribute Band), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Sat Dec 23 – UP 2 SOMETHING (Party Band), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Prosecco, 924-8000 *Help Wanted:Lead Line Cook & Pizza/Pantry Person!*
Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm!
Fri Dec 22 – Uptown Groove, 6-9pm
Sat, Dec 23- Ryan Carey, 6-9pm
Sun, Dec 24 – Christmas Eve with Julie Ketchum, 3:30-7:30pm
Longshots, Finger Lakes Hotel, 398-7394
Every Wed – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
Fri, Dec 22-, 8-11pm (Thank God It’s Acoustic Friday!)
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
Sun, Dec 31 – New Years Eve (2 DJ’s in separate rooms)! DC Entertainment!
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Saturday Dec 23rd Everheart performs from 7-10pm for the VB Christmas Party
Friday Dec 29th 7pm Team Trivia. Free to play. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Bring a picnic!
Saturday Dec 30th is VB’s New Years Eve, Eve party. The Mike Speranza combo performs from 8-11pm. We’ll have free snacks and great music. Don’t miss it!
Roots Cafe. Naples, (585) 374-9800
Sat, Dec 23 – Aaron Lipp & Roger Kuhn, 7pm. Drink specials and raffling off gift certificates all thru the night! $5 cover includes one raffle ticket!
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113 Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-7pm
Sat, Dec 23 – Jack Jones hosts Open Mic, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Fri, Dec 22 – Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 9pm-1am
Sat, Dec 23- Rick Whalers, 9pm-1am & Live Music in the Tipping Glass, 6-9p
Waterside Wine Bar, Phelps, (585) 752-1634
Sat – Live Music, 7-10pm
Bottomless Brewery, Geneva (315)325-4380
Fri, Jan 5 – Men Behaving Badly, 6-9pm
Lake Street Station Winery, (315) 325-4089
Ramada, Geneva, (315) 789-5677
New Year’s Eve Celebration we are throwing. Package pricing available. DJ Jace from Charismatic Entertainment in Ballroom.
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955
Fri, Dec 22 – Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond Holiday Tribute Band, 8pm. Kitchen opens 6pm with a grazing menu till 8pm. $35pp advance tickets.
Deck the Halls. Mon, Dec 18, 4:00-5:00PM. Grades K-2. Easy and fun ornaments for children. Registration requested.
Career Navigator. Mondays, 5:00-8:00PM.
Drop-in help with resume writing, job search, and interview skills.
Young Adult Craft Night. Mon, Dec 18, 6:00-8:00PM. Ages 17-21. Make ornaments and other holiday decorations.
Holiday Pajama Storytime. Tues, Dec 19, 7-7:45P. Ages 3-7. Come in jammies for holiday stories, songs, and a short movie.
TIMBUCHA KOMBUCHA IS HERE! Try it near you (see list below)!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HEALTHY DRINK!
Canandaigua: Beehive Brew Pub, St. George’s Grocery on East Lake Rd (Pizza Sangiorgi), Peacemaker Brewery, Twisted Rail, Inn on the Lake, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (GCCC), The Greenfront, Jose & Willys, The Beverage Center (drive thru), & Simply Crepes (Delivery on Thursday)!
Other places: Federal Hollow Staples (Rushville), Brown Hound Bistro inside the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester),& Fairport Brewing Company
STAR CLEANERS COLLECTING FOR OUR TROOPS -Candy and New Socks. White, Brown, Army Green & Black. Drop off next time you’re there for your dry cleaning or tailoring. Collecting Now until New Years Eve!
Simply Crepes Gift Certificate Sale! $5 gift cert with purchase of a $25 and $10 gift cert with purchase of a $50!
Outstanding Talent and Performances in our Backyard! (We are NOT just about the day programs)
Did you know that Cobblestone Arts Center runs a day program for adults with disabilities, an arts after school program, community classes in visual art, music, dance and theater, and is home to the region’s newest community theater group, The Cobblestone Players?
That’s right! All under one roof, (the newest roof houses a beautiful 125-seat theater, lobby and art gallery), community members are welcome to experience the arts in multiple ways. The Medicaid Waivered Day Program, designed for adults with disabilities, runs from Monday-Friday 9am-2pm, and is arts-based and performance driven. Quarterly performances are free and open to the public.
In the evenings the place is a-buzz with fitness classes offered by the crew at Canandaigua Fitness, Suzuki violin lessons from Lyric Arts Academy, and a myriad of activities ranging from rehearsals for upcoming shows, salsa dance lessons, private music instruction, and more! The Center is a true hub for the community and is welcoming to all.
If you haven’t yet seen a show, check out www.cobblestoneartscenter.com and see what interests you. There’s something for everyone this holiday season!
Need a unique gift idea? Give the gift of live performance! Season subscriptions are both affordable and charitable at the same time! Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit Cobblestone’s Celebrating the Arts Day Program for adults with disabilities. That’s two gifts in one!
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Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Wednesday
The monthly Breast Cancer Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will hold its next meeting this Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center in Suite 103 at 195 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. This group provides support and education to women with breast cancer. Your support person is welcome. Jennifer Klein, MA, certified holistic stress management instructor, facilitates. Please note that the entrance for 195 Parrish St. is at 229 Parrish St. For more info, call Klein at (585) 394-3302.
Mom-to-Mom Support Circle to Meet Dec. 28
UR Medicine Thompson Health has launched a new group called the Mom-to-Mom Support Circle based on the need for honesty and support amongst mothers struggling with a mood and/or anxiety disorder that occurs during pregnancy, or after the birth of a new baby. This includes mothers struggling with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Facilitated by Maureen Kellogg of Thompson’s Social Work Department, Thompson Health Lactation Consultant/RN Courtney Phillips and a volunteer from the community, the group offers moms a “safe space” to be transparent about motherhood, mental health, and all the little things in between, providing opportunities to talk with others who have been through or are currently walking through this same season of life. The group’s next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the OB Classroom at Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. For information, call (585) 396-6295.
Victor, Canandaigua face off in FLCC’s Commodore Cup hoops charity tournament
For the sixth year in a row, FLCC will host basketball games between high school rivals Canandaigua and Victor to benefit local charities.
The Commodore Cup will be held on Friday, Dec. 22, in Putt Moore Court (the main campus gymnasium), 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. The girls team plays at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:45 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot up the hill and behind the main building for a shorter walk to the gym.
The event is named for Commodore Plastics, a foam products company in East Bloomfield. More than $17,000 has been raised to benefit the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard and the Canandaigua Churches in Action food pantry. Entry is $5 general admission or $3 with student ID. Funds will also be raised with 50/50 raffles. Several FLCC athletes and coaches will help run the event.
Doug Emblidge, anchor at 13WHAM news in Rochester, will emcee an awards ceremony following the games, while the public address system will be manned by Canandaigua native Pete “The Mayor” Kennedy of Rochester radio station 100.5.
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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
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