How do you know at age 16 what to do in life? I STILL don’t know! LOL Yes, we have started college visits with our oldest. I guess you just take a stab in the dark. A giant leap of faith. You pick a major based on the classes you’ve liked so far or pick one from something that sparked your interest. And then you re-adjust as you go along. I’m really good at that last part. Always fine tuning. Looking at things that no longer serve us and letting those go. Adding those things we are drawn to that make our hearts sing. I am lucky and blessed to do what I love for a living! Communicating with and connecting others during the day and dancing (ahem, exercising) with whoever shows up at my classes at night! But I graduated officially with an Engineering & Management degree and it’s been a beautiful progression of stepping stones that I wouldn’t change for the world to get exactly where I am right now. Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Math Teacher, Mom, Children’s Book Writer, Entrepreneurship Adjunct at RIT, Landlord…That is a whole lot of life crammed into just one! HAHA! Thank you all for being part of my journey. Without your continued support, there wouldn’t be a Finger Lakes Connected. I like to think of the world and especially our great community as being a very connected entity – we all help one another learn and grow. Happy Columbus Day, too! An adventurer with an entrepreneurial spirit when it certainly wasn’t commonplace to have one. He followed his instincts with probably some leaps of faith along the way, too. In 1492 he sailed the ocean blue…and we celebrate with a day off of school and some from work 🙂
Peace & Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
HOMECOMING & FARMER’S MARKET INFO!
Canandaigua’s varsity Football team plays Eastridge at 2pm at Evans Field! Homecoming parade before is at 1pm down Main rounding the corner at Fort Hill to Evans field! Come out and cheer us on!
Canandaigua’s FALL Farmer’s Market is 8:30a-12:30p every Sat thru Oct! (Mill St Pavillion).
West Bloomfield Farmer’s Market (9035, Route 5, W. Bloomfield, 14469) Every Friday NOW thru October. 3-7pm – Vendors, Music, games and Food Truck! New Website is here!
VA Farmers Market! VA Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY. Every Tuesday 1:30-5pm. Goes thru Oct 10! THIS TUES IS LAST ONE!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn On The Lake, (585) 394-7800
Fri, Oct 27 – Halloween Costume Party/FUNdraiser to combat heroin abuse, 5-11pm. Roc Street Band, raffles dancing, cash bar, lounge menu. $10 includes chance to win grand prize overnight stay.
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Thursdays – Trivia at 6:30pm
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Oct 14/15 – First Annual Oktoberfest…Saturday – Krazy Firemen Band, 3-7pm AND Jukebox Militia, 8pm-12am! AND Sunday – Krazy Firemen Band, 3-7pm AND Karaoke, 8pm-12am! Beer Truck outside and Jager promo Sunday!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Tuesday- Karaoke, 9pm-1am
Sat – DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, Oct 13- Ken Campbell, 7-10pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Sat, Oct 14 – Brian Ayers, 8-11pm
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company), NOW SERVING LUNCH!
Wed, Oct 18 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, Oct 13 – SKYCOASTERS (Party band), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Sat, Oct 14 – Ruby Shooz (oldies), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Fri, Oct 13- Chris Ott, 6-9pm
Sat, Oct 14 – El Rojo Jazz, 6-9pm
Kids (12 AND UNDER) eat FREE Sundays (free meal with each entrée purchased)
Longshots, Finger Lakes Hotel, 398-7394
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-12am
Nedloh Brewing, 360-7272
Sat, Oct 14 – Steve West, 3-5:30pm
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Fri Oct 13h, 7pm – Team Trivia hosts Trivia Night at VB. Free to play. Prizes.
Sat Oct 14th 7pm – MESH playing the best of the 90’s alternative, classic & Modern Rock! No cover!
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113
Fri, Oct 13 – Mike Joseph hosts Open Mic, 6-9pm
Sat, Oct 14 – Meyer & McGuire, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Fri, Oct 13 – Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 9pm-1am
Sat, Oct 14 – The Prickers w/ special guests The Hummingbirds! Doors open at 7pm and music is at 8pm! $15 at the door.
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
Fri, Oct 13th- Roland Pray Trio, 8:30-11:30pm
Sat Oct 14th- John Bolger, 8:30-11:30pm
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955
Computer Classes for Seniors: Facebook. Wed, Oct 11, 6:30-8:30PM. Learn how to create an account, post status updates, and connect with family and friends. For Ontario County residents age 60+. Registration required.
Canandaigua City Charter Update. Wed, Oct 11, 7-9PM. Learn about the proposed changes to the Canandaigua City Charter appear on Nov 7 ballot.
Pursapalooza returns to Wood Library December 1. We need purses and handbags of all types and sizes-clean, new or gently used. Plus, jewelry! Donate used pieces in good condition. Drop off items at Wood Library by Monday, October 16. Tickets for this event go on sale September 6.
For more info about library services and programs, go to
Join us for the first annual “Finger Lakin’ Good Fall Fest” at the beautiful Lincoln Hill Farms. Located on route 247 off 5 & 20. Bring the family and enjoy local foods, craft breweries, and a world-class lineup of bands. The music kicks off at noon and runs until 9pm. Advance tickets $15.Day of tickets $20.
Children 12 & Under Free. DIRECTIONS: 3792 NY-247 Canandaigua, NY 14424
Take 5&20 through Canandaigua past East Lake Rd & turn right on Rt. 247 (just past Naked Dove Brewery). The Farm is a 1.5 miles down the road on the right.
Visting Breweries: YOUNG LION, PEACEMAKER. THREE HEADS & LAKE BEVERAGE
Plein Air Nocturne oil painting with national acclaimed artist Keith Gunderson
This is an exciting and increasingly popular motif for the plein air painter today. The evocative way electric light illuminates the landscape creating abstract masses and how color and reflection are heightened all contribute to increased sense of drama and mood. An exciting painting style that depicts scenes evocative of the night or subjects as they appear in a veil of light, in twilight, or in the absence of direct light. Recommended for students with oil painting experience.
Keith is a current and past member of the Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Art Association, Audubon Artists, and Oil Painters of America. Exhibited widely, his drawings and paintings are in numerous private collections across America. His website: http://keithgunderson.com/
Did You Know? Experts recommend an annual flu vaccine for most adults, and for any patient with underlying high risk conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
Did you know: physicians agree that seniors who are at high risk for developing pneumonia should receive the pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine as a one-time vaccination?
Did you know: Doctors recommend the Zoster vaccine, which has only been available for a few years, to help prevent or minimize a shingles breakout.
Did you know: more and more seniors are getting pertussis, or whooping cough, possibly due to fading immunity. It is recommended that you get the tetanus diphtheria vaccine (without the pertussis component) if you are over the age of 65 years of age. (Add the pertussis component if under the age of 64).
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Connie Fredericks-Malone,Mike Yacci, Dan Batchelor and Jeff Sawyer join together
once again for: Friends in Concert II!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 1:00 pm
First Congregational Church
58 N. Main Street, Canandaigua
Good Music and Great Fun for all ages!
All donations will benefit
Gleaner’s Community Kitchen and Light Hill, Canandaigua’s Comfort Care Home
We encourage everyone to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Gleaner’s Community Kitchen
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.
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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 🙂
Rootstock Cidery Dinner at NYWCC
Click on image for details and to register or call 394-7070.
FLCC to screen ‘Officer Involved’ film Oct. 12
A documentary that explores the impact on police officers who are involved in shootings will be screened at Finger Lakes Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
The screening of “Officer Involved” is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Student Center Auditorium at the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The filmmaker, Patrick Shaver, will moderate a talk about the film after it is shown.
Shaver was working as an officer in a large police department in Georgia about four years ago, when a colleague was involved in a shooting. Another friend, who did not have a law enforcement background, wondered why officers resort to violence rather than non-lethal means, such as shooting out a tire.
Having found no films that answered the question or explored the mental health effects on officers involved in shootings, Shaver set out to make one.
Tickets are available for the Thompson Health Guild’s annual Fall Luncheon, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Ferris Hills at West Lake in Canandaigua. The guest speaker for this year’s luncheon is Hope Moffett, author of “Traumatic Brain Injury: The Long Road Back,” sharing her story of overcoming life’s unexpected challenges.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a cash bar open. Entrée choices are a Monte Cristo sandwich with Waldorf salad, a chicken Caesar wrap with Waldorf salad or a pineapple boat with tuna or chicken salad. All entrées include pumpkin bisque and apple crisp à la mode. The cost for a ticket to the luncheon is $20 per person. RSVP no later than Oct. 12 by calling Gail O’Brien at (585) 396-2756, and include your entrée choice.
Guests at the Fall Luncheon are asked to consider bringing a small, new, unwrapped toy or household item. These items will be included in the Guild’s “Better Than Black Friday Sale,” which allows Thompson employees to purchase affordable holiday gifts for their families.
Lymphedema Support Group Meeting Coming Up
The Lymphedema Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Constellation Center for Health and Healing at Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. This group is facilitated by Angela Kiklowicz, a Thompson Health occupational therapist and licensed massage therapist who is certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy for the treatment of lymphedema. This month’s focus is peer support, featuring “Frequently Asked Questions in Lymphedema.” RSVPs are not required. For more information, call (585) 396-6050.
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