Based on my New Year’s Day adventure, I predict 2018 to be a year in which I can continue to enjoy kindness from strangers, the magic of the number 3, and the power of nature to heal! I waited until it warmed to 13 degrees and finally got Maverick out for a hike. Just once around the VA, I told him. I was bundled up but it really has been like a frozen tundra lately plus lots to do before school starts (I live with procrastinators who find it enjoyable to wait until the night before to tell me of things like school projects). I figured one quick time around and done. So I thought…. Well I got out there at 3:03pm and pulled the neck warmer up for warmth, but my breathing kept fogging up my glasses. So I took them off and put them in my coat pocket. It was actually kinda fun looking around and taking in the path we know so well with just the unenhanced vision God gave me. It made me quite grateful actually- to see things so differently. So near the end I reached in my coat pocket and ummmmmm hmmmmm no glasses! I yell out to Maverick to find my glasses but he’s not as smart as he looks bc no luck there. What else could I do but back track? The problem, of course, is I can’t see well enough without the damn things to find them! Oy. So, I went another time around the VA finding many sticks, but no glasses. Naturally, no one else comes in their right mind when it is this frigid. Hmmmm. Luckily I wasn’t too cold bc I dressed appropriately. At this point, I convinced myself it was time for new glasses and (being the first of the year) new insurance would kick in so all was good in my mind. Except, how would I drive home so blind? I call Sean to get my backup pair I think from 1990’s which I think is in our bathroom somewhere so he can come save me. Just then I saw a car. Or a big red blob moving towards my big blue blob. It was another fearless soul! I told Sean hold that thought I’ll call you back. Stranger calls out …how are you? I explain situation. Blind. Dropped glasses. Somewhere. Snow is drifting. Can’t follow tracks bc they’re covered. Anyway….Thank you, tall man Torsten and black dog Addie for walking around the THIRD and final time w me to somehow find the glasses! Phew. Long story. It was a long journey but it was so invigorating in the crisp sunshine and it gave me such a lift on a day where I could barely drag myself out. Ok so moral of the story is… in 2018, trust life, 3’s, and nature. Ahhhhhh! Happy New Year!
Peace & Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
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FARMER’S MARKET & WINE WALK!
The Winter Farmer’s Market is NEXT SATURDAY, Jan 13th! Behind Byrne Dairy!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn on The Lake, 394-7080. Live Music in the Lounge every Sat this winter!
Sat, Jan 6 – Jimmy Jam Band, 8-11pm
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Wed, January 3 – Vinyl Weds, 6-9pm (Bring in your albums & we spin them! $1 off pours)
Thursdays – Trivia at 6:30pm
Sat, Jan 6 – Nate Michaels, 6-9pm
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Sat, Jan 6 – Wolf Mountain, 7-11pm
Sundays – Karaoke, 8pm-12am!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Tuesday- Karaoke, 9pm-1am
Sat – DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, Jan 5 –Tendem Brothers, 6-9pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Sat, Jan 6 – Marco, 7:30-10:30pm
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),394-8485
Wed, Jan 3 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, Jan 12 – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Fri)
Canandaigua Writers Group. Fri, Jan 5, 10AM-12:30PM. Share original stories, poems, memoirs, and more in a supportive, learning community of fellow writers.
Mother Goose Time. Fri, Jan 5, 10:15-10:35AM Walkers, 11-11:20AM Pre-walkers. Ages 6-24 months with parent or caregiver. Nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and a short story. Registration requested.
Game On. Sundays in January, 1-4PM. Family program. Board games for all ages, from Candy Land to Trivial Pursuit. New games every week.
Spotlight On: Jan Thomas. Mon, Jan 8, 1-2PM. Ages 3-5. Stories, crafts and games based on the books created by Jan Thomas.
Friends of Wood Library. Wed, Jan 10, 2-3PM. Join us for our monthly meeting as we plan efforts to support Wood Library in 2018.
Blood Drive. Thurs, Jan 11, 1-6PM. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. A $5.00 Dunkin Donuts card goes to donors.
Teen Pizza and Movie Night: Megamind. Thurs, Jan 11, 6-7:30PM. Grades 6-12. Watch the movie with friends and eat pizza (PG, run time 95 min)
Young Adult Game Night. Fri, Jan 12 I 6:15-8PM. Ages 17+. Play games in the library after hours.
Winter preschool storytime series registration is now underway! Time for Twos and Storytime programs begin in January. Time for Twos is for 2 year olds on Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15AM. Storytime is for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:30AM. Registration required.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 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, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (GCCC), 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
The Big Six at NYWCC!
This week is Chardonnay! Delish!
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Sausage & Beer & Jan 16th Art
Join us for “Art~Ink & Drink” at Fingerlakes “Sausage & Beer” (8 Linden St, Geneva) on Jan 18, 7-8:30 pm . We will be exploring the unique art of using alcohol inks to make several landscape pieces of artwork to take home and frame. Pre registration required at Fingerlakes Sausage & Beer, WildHeart Art (92 South Main St Canandaigua), or online! $40 includes 2 drinks (beer or wine) appetizers & all supplies! Would love to have you join us!
Brave Wings-Jan 9
Fairy Houses -Jan 30
~Studio Workshop Dates for January~ 6:30-8:30pm all nights
**Studio space is available for a featured artist in WildHeart Art Studio~Vintage~ Gifts~ 92 South Main Street Canandaigua
FLCC launches new, flexible hospitality programs
The state Education Department has approved new Finger Lakes Community College programming that provides more flexibility and choice for students pursuing careers in hospitality and tourism.
The state approved a new hospitality and tourism management associate, or two-year, degree along with three one-year certificates in hotel and resort management, tourism management and food and beverage management.
The certificates can be taken alone or as a track within the degree program. Students also have the option to start in one of the one-year certificate programs and then work toward the two-year degree.
“This new approach to educational programming allows younger students to explore options in hospitality and then specialize, using one of the three tracks,” said Jamie Rotter, assistant professor of culinary arts. “It also provides an opportunity for people in the workforce to come back to school for just one year to upgrade their skills in one of these areas.”
What if you could realize your potential? Your ultimate capacity to become the best you ever?
Wouldn’t you want to know how to do that?
That’s what I am talking about! This talk is about more than weight loss and feeling good; it’s about losing weight and achieving the healthiest ‘you’ this year and for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that attempt weight loss and get sicker. The reason for a Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Program is to lose weight and get healthier. This is my specialization.
Join me and let’s reach your goals together!
Sat, January 6, 2018 at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua 1-3pm
WINE/BEER/FOOD/DESSERT TASTING NIGHT!
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE CANANDAIGUA BRAVES HOCKEY FUNDRAISER ON SAT, FEB 3, 6:30-9:30PM!
Tickets are $40 pp but you can get them for half price now by texting Laura Schwartz at (585) 474-1642.
The event will be held at Kings Catering!
EVERYONE can Learn To Skate right here in Canandaigua at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center! They do awesome birthday parties, too!
Stay Healthy this Season –
Turn down the heat. Dry air disrupts the protective mucous layer in your nose that helps keep germs out. This makes it easier for viruses to invade your body. Outside cold air doesn’t hold much moisture either.
The fix: Try a twice daily saline rinse to reestablish the moisturizing barrier and wash germs away. You may feel a small humidifier does the same thing, but they won’t really help unless they are within 12 to 18 inches from your face.
This health tip is brought to you by Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe, Canandaigua, NY.
Moms’ group to discuss ‘Screen Time with Infants’
Thompson Health’s First Time Around Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the OB Classroom at UR Medicine Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua. This monthly support gathering is for first-time mothers and their babies. It offers both social and educational opportunities and is open to all women, regardless of where their babies were born. This month, the topic is “Screen Time with Infants.” Carrie Hartman, RN, BSN, and lactation consultant Courtney Phillips, RN, will be available to answer questions about breastfeeding and parenting. No RSVP is required and there is no charge for this program. Call (585) 396-6497 for more information.
Thompson hosts ‘Sleep Solutions’ group Jan. 10
The Sleep Solutions Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center.
This group provides education, support and tools to help individuals manage their sleep apnea. Participants can share their experiences and ask questions in a confidential environment. There is no cost to attend and family members are welcome. The Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center is located in the Lakeside Professional Park building at 229 Parrish St., just opposite the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center. Please call (585) 396-6483 for more information.
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