I met a nice couple on a sunrise hike I took with Maverick over the weekend. No human names or particulars were exchanged but sometimes all that stuff isn’t necessary. Their faces and energy are in my mind though today. I just told them they had a good looking dog (Tucker) and they told me the story. They weren’t going to get a dog but they had a great sales pitch from the rescue place in Kentucky: “We have to kill him if you don’t take him”. When they got him he wouldn’t go in the house and kept looking at their feet expecting to get kicked. He wouldn’t eat from the bowl because he was used to just finding scraps outside. They said that Tucker actually rescued THEM because when you find a creature that is learning and delighting in the simplicity of JUST BEING it makes all of our petty problems so trivial. Food, clothing (for us), and shelter. Everything and Anything above and beyond should be treasured. Just like Tucker found a new life, we have new days. Every single morning is a fresh new start to not look back at past mistakes or trials, but to bask in the glory of today intead. The simple act of BEING is a gift that we just get every day. It is a present that is just gifted to us. THE Present. Enjoy the moments. I’m rooting for you! 🙂
Peace & Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
FARMER’S MARKET & WINE WALK IS SAT, FEB 3rd, 4-7pm!
The Winter Farmer’s Market is NEXT SATURDAY, Feb 10th! Behind Byrne Dairy!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn on The Lake, 394-7080. Live Music in the Lounge every Sat this winter!
Sat, Feb 3 – John Carter, 8-11pm (Kombucha drink specials, too!)
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Vinyl Wednesday-Bring your albums & we spin ’em w/ $1 off full beer pours! 5-9pm
Thursdays – Trivia w/ Scott & Sherry (Brain Teaser)
Sat, Feb 3 – Dos Locos, 6-9pm
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Sat, Feb 3 – Headed North, 7pm
Sun, Feb 4 – Superbowl Party, 4pm. Bring Dish to pass! And Karaoke after, ?-12am!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Fri & Sat- DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, Feb 2 – Tendem Brothers, 6-9pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Sat, Feb 3 – Brian Lindsay, 7:30-10:30pm
Wed – Pop-up Open Jams – call for info
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),394-8485
Wed, Jan 31 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, Feb 9 – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Fri)
Fri, Feb 2 – Dave & Casey Acoustic Duo 5pm-7pm @ Remedy AND Joey Allen Band (Modern Country) 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Sat, Feb 3 – The DEANS LIST (Classic/Modern Rock & Country) 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Prosecco, 924-8000 *Help Wanted: Part-Time Line Cook!* Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm Fri, Feb 2 – Connie Frederick Malone & Mike Yacci, 6-9pm
Sat, Feb 3 – Mike Kaupa, 6-9pm
Longshots, Finger Lakes Hotel, 398-7394
Every Wed – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
Fri, Feb 2– Tim Andrews -Thank God It’s Acoustic Friday, 7-10pm
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
*** NEW LISTING*** Reinvention Brewing Company, Manchester (585)289-7309
Sat, Feb 3 – Nate Michaels, 5-7pm
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Fridays – 7pm Team Trivia. Free to play. Prizes and unlimited team size. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Sat, Feb 3 – Bent Ratchette, 7-10pm (no cover)
Roots Cafe. Naples, (585) 374-9800
Fri, Feb 2 – Tenzin Chopak, 7pm. No Cover.
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113 Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-7pm
Sat, Feb 3 – Men Behaving Badly host Open Mic, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Fri, Feb 2 – Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 8pm-12am
Sat, Feb 3 – Troy Cusson, 8pm-12am
Waterside Wine Bar, Phelps, (585) 752-1634
Live Music on Saturdays, 7-10pm
Bottomless Brewery, Geneva (315)325-4380
Lake Street Station Winery, (315) 325-4089
Ramada, Geneva, (315) 789-5677
Frost Fest- Saturday Feb 3rd 5Pm-9PM. Music by Finger Lakes Entertainment. Ice Bar and Luge outside. Game of Thrones inspired Ice Sculptures. Martini Drinks Specials. Vendors throughout the Ballroom
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955
Fri, Feb 2 – Birds of Chicago. Tickets $20. Dinner at 7pm pm. Show at 8pm
Books Sandwiched In kicks off with a review by CA English teacher Brian Moore who will discuss Reyna Grande’s book The Distance Between Us. The book talk series is held at Wood Library on eight consecutive Mondays at Noon, starting February 5.
Career Navigator NEW TIME! Tuesdays, 5-8PM. Get help w/ a resume or job search. Meet with LVOY volunteer Nancy Fedick.
Kingston Book Club. Tues, Jan 30 I 5:30-7:30PM. For lovers of mystery, thriller and suspense novels. Read and discuss Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Speaker Series: Kingfishers, Big Browns and Estrogen. Fish Tales from the Finger Lakes
Thurs, Feb 1 I 7-8PM. Biologist Susan Cushman will use case studies from Seneca Lake to describe the species interactions in the Finger Lakes, and discuss the threats to stream ecosystems and water quality.
Canandaigua Writer’s Group. Fri, Feb 2, 10AM-12:30PM. Share original stories, poems, memoirs, and more in a supportive, learning community of fellow writers.
Mother Goose Time. Fri, Feb 2 I 10:00-10:20AM Walkers, 11:00-11:20AM Pre-walkers. Rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story for babies and toddlers. Registration requested.
Open Tech Hours. Fridays, 2-4PM. Got device headaches? Drop in for help.
Take Your Child to the Library. Sat, Feb 3, 10AM-3PM. Family program. Storytime, craft, ice cream for breakfast, scavenger hunt and more.
Adult Valentine Craft. Wed, Feb 7 I 6:30-8:00PM. Discover the craft of wood burning and make a decorative keepsake just in time for Valentine’s Day. $10.00 per person. Registration required.
Trivia Night for Lovers and Friends. Fri, Feb 9, 7-9PM. Ages 21+. The Friends of Wood Library present a romantic Trivia Night hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Grab a lover or a friend and get ready for a fun night of useless trivia that will make your heart pound. $15.00 per person. Wine and beer tastings, and snacks offered. Registration required.
HAPPY FEBRUARY FROM CANANDAIGUA FITNESS! Home of the $5 Classes…The no hassle (no sign-up fee, application, or difficult parking) way to get in shape in 2018! We are located inside Cobblestone Arts Center at 1622 Route 332! Across from Farmbrook Housing Development. Let us help you meet your health and wellness goals!
1622 State Route 332. Class descriptions on the website….
TIMBUCHA KOMBUCHA IS HERE! Try it near you (see list below)!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HEALTHY DRINK!
Canandaigua: Beehive Brew Pub, Casa de Pasta, St. George’s Grocery on East Lake Rd (Pizza Sangiorgi), Peacemaker Brewery, Twisted Rail, Inn on the Lake, The Greenfront, Jose & Willys, The Beverage Center (drive thru), & Simply Crepes!
Other places: Federal Hollow Staples (Rushville), Brown Hound Bistro inside the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester),& Fairport Brewing Company.
In conjunction with our 2018 WWI Theme the Historical Society will present a unique automotive technology exhibit dating to the early 1900s.
What are Motometers?
Throughout the 1920s monometers or radiator-mounted engine temperature gauges presided on the front of almost every automobile, truck and airplane. Your automobile’s engine temperature gauge, “Check Engine” light and hood ornament trace their origin back to these devices.
Internationally known automotive industry historian, artifact preservationist and Canandaigua resident Francis Clax is loaning his extensive monometer collection to the Ontario Historical Society for an exclusive exhibition to be held between February 2nd and September 8th, 2017.
This exhibition will provide an unprecedented look into the 100-year plus history of these unique artifacts and the early automobile industry. An opening reception is scheduled on Friday February 2, 2018.
FLCC to mark 50th anniversary on Feb. 1
Finger Lakes Community College will mark 50 years of classes on Thursday, Feb. 1, with the announcement of a time capsule, the release of a commemorative book, and a gallery exhibit of works by FLCC’s first art faculty members and their students.
Community College of the Finger Lakes, the college’s original name, began full-time credit-bearing classes on Feb. 1, 1968.
The Feb. 1 celebration, called “From the Storefronts to Lincoln Hill: Celebrating 50 Years at FLCC,” is a series of events at the main campus between 2 and 6:30 p.m. All are free and open to the public. Visitors are asked to RSVP at email@example.com@flcc.edu. (If the college closes for winter weather, the event will be rescheduled for Feb. 8).
The event features the release of a full-color 50th anniversary commemorative book titled, “This Bold Decision: The Story of Finger Lakes Community College.” The title is a reference to the decision to create the college and is taken from the inauguration speech of the college’s first president, Roy Satre.
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE CANANDAIGUA BRAVES HOCKEY FUNDRAISER ON SAT, FEB 3, 6:30-9:30PM!
Tickets are $40 pp and you can get them now by texting Laura Schwartz at (585) 474-1642.
The event will be held at Kings Catering!
‘Bowl for the Cure’ Set for Feb. 9 & 10
The 10th annual “Bowl for the Cure” takes place Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roseland Bowl, 4357 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua.
This event is organized and hosted by Roseland Bowl and Members of Canandaigua USBC Bowling Association and features not only bowling but live entertainment, raffles and prizes. Anyone is welcome to participate either night, but five-person teams with corporate sponsors are invited to take part in Corporate Challenge Night on Friday, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and bowling beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bowl for the Cure continues on Saturday, when registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and bowling starts at 4 p.m. The minimum donation of $35 per person covers three games of bowling and shoe rental. Individuals raising $100 or more receive a commemorative shirt. Proceeds benefit the Breast Health Patient Navigation Program at UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center and Susan G. Komen, a non-profit organization fighting breast cancer and supporting those diagnosed with it.
On Sunday, Feb. 11, UR Medicine’s Thompson Hospital will offer a one-hour class for children who will soon have a baby brother or sister born at Thompson’s Birthing Center. Developed for 3- to 10-year-olds, this 4 p.m. class includes a video about changes to expect, as well as using a doll to practice holding, feeding, swaddling and diapering. In addition, parents will receive information about how to help further prepare a future sibling at home, before the baby’s birth. The cost for parents and one child is $10. There is an additional $5 charge for each additional child. Although the one-hour class is specifically designed for the child, parents are required to stay in attendance. Please note the children attending the class are exempted from current flu-related visitor restrictions at the hospital as long as they’re free from illness. Space is limited. To register, call (585) 396-6497
Headwater Food Hub @ NYWCC!
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Stay Healthy this Season
Resist the urge to touch your face. Occasionally rubbing your eyes or scratching your nose makes you 41% more likely to develop frequent upper respiratory infections, says a Journal of Occupational Health study. (On average, people touch their nose about four times an hour).
The Fix: Every time you feel the need to reach for your face, take a sip of water, clasp your hands together or do a few shoulder roles. The key to changing an undesirable behavior is to substitute it with something beneficial or neutral. Not aware that you are doing this? Ask a loved one to call you out when it happens.
This health tip is brought to you by Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe, Canandaigua, NY.
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