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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum… Airplanes and more

August 13th, 2017by Innkeeper

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is located about an hour’s drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast on State Route 54 in Hammondsport, NY. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum showcases a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history and is dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator and Hammondsport’s favorite son, Glenn H. Curtiss.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Entrance

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Entrance

Mr. & Mrs. Curtiss returning from a trip to Europe in 1914.

Glenn Curtiss began his career as a bicycle builder and then, motorcycles. In 1907 he became the “fastest man on earth” when he reached a speed of 136.4 mph on his V-8 powered motorcycle. But, on July 4, 1908, Glenn Curtiss gained notoriety of a different kind when he flew his his flying machine, named the June Bug, over 500 feet to win the Scientific America Trophy. This was the first, pre-announced, public flight in America.

Beyond the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Flying…

That was just one of many stops yesterday on my outing with long-time guests and friends Mary Ann and Lee Buckner who have their own tourism-related business in Louisville, Kentucky… Travel The Trail. Lee, an Executive Bourbon Steward, and Mary Ann will design a custom tour of the bourbon trail and fill you in on all things bourbon. Most recently, they brought me lemon bourbon pepper and I can’t wait to try it.

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Beer, Wine, Festivals, Tractors

August 2nd, 2017by Innkeeper

August came quickly this year. If you are looking for things to do in the Finger Lakes, then you might want to keep reading as there is plenty.  What follows are August Touring Tips and just a few things to do the first half of the month… beer, wine, festivals, tractors, sauerkraut and more.

August Touring Tips

Early in the month, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend, August 4-6, is a free weekend-long festival dedicated to all things cabbage and sauerkraut. Arts and crafts, car shows, cabbage bowling, live music, parade, fireworks and sauerkraut-themed foods galore. Town of Phelps, Phelps, 14532. (315) 548-8900.

There is always wine…

Always fun and somewhere you can find your innkeeper… Saturdays at Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake are always a good time with live music and wood-fired pizza from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Hang out by the vineyard at the family-friendly event with Heron Hill wine, local craft beers, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Performers include Tom Gravino, Aug 5; Ryan Consiglio, Aug 12; Paulson & Baker, Aug 19; Meyer & McGuire, Aug 26; Grace Frarey Trio, Sep 2; and Charlie Ellis, Sep 9. The show goes on rain or shine. 5323 Seneca Point Rd., Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-0173.

There is always beer…

While I do make it point to get out and experience all the Finger Lakes have to offer, I have not been here yet. Now may be a good time. Celebrate GAEL Brewing’s second birthday on August 6! There will be a special second anniversary beer release, Terry’s Imperial Irish Stout, and live music by the Party Nuts featuring tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. There will be cake and prizes too, so bring a lawn chair and have a pint. 4180 State Rte. 14, Geneva, 14456. (315) 220-0190.

How about tractors…

All aboard! This is yet another event I have not been to but I think it’s about time. The 57th Annual Pageant of Steam features tractor pulls, antique tractors, craft and flea market, and demonstrations of steam-powered equipment used for milling and agriculture! This annual event encourages interest in, and preservation of, antique vehicles powered by steam. August 9 – 12, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day Admission is $7, free for kids under 12. New York Steam Engine Association, 3349 Gehan Rd., Canandaigua, 14424.

A Festival not to be missed!

A tasty treat

Grapes in almost every color

Soon to be wine

Grapes on the vine

Now, this one I have been to and it’s lots of fun. Lots of drinking as well. But, what a great way to taste wine from all over the region in one place. This year the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival is the New York State Wine Festival! This year’s festival has been expanded to include more varietals which means more wines. Partake of wine tasting, grape stomping, live music, and educational demonstrations. August 12 and 14. Tickets are $25 to enter the wine garden or $10 for access to only the educational seminars. Tickets are available online or at the door. 800 South Main St., Canandaigua, 14424.

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast still has some rooms available for weekends in August and during the week.  Check out our availability and enjoy any of these event at your leisure.

FLX Table Restaurant

June 23rd, 2017by Innkeeper

“Geneva restaurant FLX Table has bested big-city competition to be named the country’s best new restaurant, ” according to the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll. Now that is quite an honor. Not too long ago I was honored to enjoy a lovely meal at the FLX Table restaurant in the Finger Lakes. FLX Table, located in a cool building in downtown Geneva, is only a 30 minute drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast and has a 5:45 pm seating and an 8:15 pm seating.

What to expect at the FLX Table restaurant…

Upon entering the restaurant your party is checked in and you are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine, beer or champagne while waiting for other guests to arrive. Once everyone has arrived, you are escorted into the other room and shown your seat at the only table in the restaurant.  The kitchen is also in the same room.  You really do feel like you are in a special place.  Sound interesting?

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Learn To Wakeboard For Free

June 7th, 2017by Innkeeper

Would you like to learn to wakeboard for free on Saturday, June 17th at Roseland Wake Park in Canandaigua at the Liquid Force Free For All event? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, then here is how.  In the morning, lessons will be provided on a first serve basis. There is much to learn and one-on-one coaching will have you ready in no time. Throughout the day, Wakeboard Pro Harley Clifford will provide thrilling demonstrations. And, free hot dogs are provided for lunch, as well as a DJ from 10am-5pm. For details call 585-393-9253 or visit Roseland Wake Park.

Learn to wakeboard

Catching Air at Roseland Wakeboard Park

Learn To Wakeboard

But we are getting ahead of ourselves as all riders new to the sport cannot just begin on the course. Before taking to the course, a practice cable is where all riders new to wakeboarding will begin. Each and every rider will receive his or her own instructor and as a result, a better, each person will have a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Shuttle To Concert Events In Canandaigua

May 24th, 2017by Innkeeper

This is so cool. I just learned that CMAC (Constellation Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) has a shuttle from some local restaurants to some concert events. They will pick you up at Macri’s, Simply Crepes, Greenfront or Nolans and shuttle you to the VIP entrance. While parking for the venue is simple, there are sometimes lines to get into the parking lots and a little bit of a walk to the venue. General parking is around $10 and VIP is about $20. For those that don’t already know, CMAC is a fantastic outdoor amphitheater. A small venue with great summer line ups annually. There are covered seats and lawn seats. In my opinion, there is not a bad seat in the house (well, honestly the lawn is not for me but it certainly is full).

The shuttle is not available for all concerts and I suggest you check their website for details. https://www.cmacevents.com/cmac-experience/

Currently the shuttle is available for:
June 17 – Elivs Costello
July 2 – Tom Petty
July 23 – Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper
August 18 – Santana

I have seen John Legend, Tim Mcgraw, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheerhan, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antelbellum, Peter Frampton and more.

Have a great time.

One Bad Apple… A Bad tripadvisor.com Review

May 23rd, 2017by Innkeeper

Well, it was bound to happen. I have often felt that tripadvisor reviews are a double-edge sword; an Innkeeper’s dream and nightmare. I have been fortunate in all these years to have wonderful reviews. I did have one bad review written some time ago and was successful in getting the guest to remove it. Her review was based on conversations between her husband and me. He did not accurately report back to her and said things that were not said. She was kind enough to remove it and it was quite the victory. I don’t imagine I will be that fortunate twice.

The issue for me with tripadvisor is that there is no one monitoring whether a review, good or bad is justified. It would be a horrific task. With so many wonderful reviews, one bad one certainly doesn’t spoil the whole bunch. Guests can tell what is valid and what is not. It’s actually good to have a bad one because then they believe the good ones more. What does hurt one’s business is the ranking. One bad review can drop your ranking significantly and it takes possibly hundreds to bring it back up. I guess I will find out. I have long thought that tripadvisor should have a mediation committee whose job isn’t to sensor reviews (free speech and all), but to determine if the complaint should affect the ranking. Here’s why…

This is the review I received this morning.

“Although the property looks lovely and it may be, the management is difficult just to be difficult. I recently booked at room her thinking that it was the Acorn Inn near my daughter’s college. When the hotel called to ask me a question about my stay I realized that this was not the hotel near my daughters college and asked to cancel my reservations for the end of August and mid October. The woman said yes but there would be a cancellation fee. I asked why, when it was 3 months in advance not two days or even 2 weeks. She responded that it was in their rules and regulations and that I should have read it. Wow. I am unimpressed.”

This guest made not one, but two reservations, one for August and one for October. She booked them several days apart, three weeks ago. The first reservation was filled out beautifully, but the second one was missing key pieces of information. So, I gave her a call to make sure I had what I needed to fully accommodate them. I began by saying who I was and that I was from the 1795 Acorn Inn in Bristol, Canandaigua. She said she didn’t book with me. She booked in Elan (that may or may not be right but that was what I understood). I did not know what she was referencing but I said I had two reservations for her at the 1795 Acorn Inn in Bristol, Canandaigua. She chuckled and said she was taking her daughter to college in Virginia and that she would have to cancel. To which I replied something to the effect, “Well it’s a good thing I called you so you can make reservations at the other Acorn Inn. I am sure they are filling up fast and you will want to make your reservations.” I then reminded her that we have a $25 cancellation fee. She didn’t feel she needed to pay the cancellation fee because it was a mistake! And that she was cancelling way in advance. When I said that she agreed to our policies when making the reservation, she went off and finally said, “Well, it your business. You decide how you want to run it.” I said I am sorry she made a mistake and that I would send her confirmation of her cancellation.

When I hung up the phone, my heart was pounding hard. I thought I about issuing a refund but then I would have paid credit card processing charges, $15 per refund. So, because of her mistake I was going to pay? I thought no, can’t be. Our policies are in place to ensure fair and equal treatment to all our guests. Period. Do I bend them? Yes, sometimes… in dire circumstances and when it is respectfully requested of me. I do not usually issue a refund, but will give credit toward a future stay. Have a refunded guests because I was afraid of the consequences? Yes. You know that nightmare I mentioned previously? I was terrified of it and am tired of of being scared. If I issued this guest a refund it would be out of fear. Who wants to live that way? Not me.

This guest made two reservations at this establishment. She received two confirmation emails with pertinent information, including our address. And, she received two receipt emails with the $25 Cancellation Fee and again our address. There is a drop down from our menus of frequently asked questions. There is another drop down of our policies. And finally, when making the reservation, she checked off two boxes that she had read our terms and conditions and our cancellation policy. One cannot proceed unless that box is checked.

We have a 14-day or 30-day cancellation policy. At that time, your credit card gets billed in full and the room is no longer refundable. Could you image if she would have been charged and then found out she booked at the wrong place? So many things to be thankful for here, but I get a bad review.

Of course, there are always multiple ways to handle things. There is your way and others’ way. Had someone called me and I then discovered my mistake, I would have been thankful that this mistake was caught. I perhaps would have asked if there was anything that could be done about the cancellation fee. I would have known there was one. My expectation would have been that I would have to pay for my error. It was my responsibility so my expectation would be low but I could be pleasantly surprised. One never knows.

A few weeks ago I went on vacation. I transferred money from checking account A to checking account B. I double checked. While on vacation, I got a voicemail from the bank. I called them back as soon as a could to find out that there wasn’t enough money in my account to satisfy my withdrawal from the IRS for 2016 taxes. I couldn’t figure out why because I had transferred funds. I was fortunate enough that I could have someone transfer some money into the account until I could find out what happened. When I returned and saw my bank statement, I had mistakenly transferred from checking account B to checking account A. Oops. I had three insufficient funds charges totaling $111. And, a $33 late fee from the IRS. Do you think the bank or the IRS will waive these fees because I made a mistake? We all know that answer.

Now, back to this review… I feel as if I am being bullied. This guest didn’t like that she was charged a cancellation fee, to which she agreed to and is a direct consequence of her mistake. So, in retaliation she has written a bad review in an attempt to impact my livelihood by harming the reputation of this business. When I mentioned earlier about tripadvisor being an Innkeeper’s dream and nightmare… well, we do somewhat live in fear (terror) of the nightmare, some more than others. Perhaps this is a good thing… the fear is already lessened and lifted.

What is left for me to do? First I will write a management response to the review. I will professionally state our policies. Tripadvisor has very strict guidelines about what you can and cannot say. And, you cannot reach anyone to discuss. Of course when it’s time to pay… you hear from them. I cannot link to my blog but hopefully I can mention it. I don’t want to discourage those looking for the perfect vacation spot on tripadvisor by bogging them down with unnecessary details. My blog my opportunity for that and hopefully I have the right to free speech as well.

What I would also like to do is ask that perhaps some of my guests will consider writing a review on tripadvisor.com to help counter the negative review. If you have stayed here, great. If you have already written a review, can you write two? Don’t worry if you haven’t stayed here. Apparently you don’t need to have stayed maybe just have a conversation with me. I can be reached at (585) 330-8234. I will also be posting a link on facebook and hopefully my fans will come to the rescue.

I am looking into starting a newsletter soon and can certainly ask previous guests, not on facebook, to write a review. I will do my best to bury this review and have to work harder to get the ranking back.

It just makes me sad that there are people in this world who have to hurt other people in this way. I just cannot imagine doing that to someone. Life must be pretty painful to hurt someone to feel good. And, there is a whole lot worst out there. It’s a difficult world we live in and I am not alone in wondering what it is coming to. Please take the high road. The view is better from up there. And, believe that most people are good. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Let’s start there.

The silver lining in all this because I have to move on with my day with some positivity, guests that used to come every year and feel like family called this morning and are coming today to spend three nights. They temporarily moved away two years ago and are in the process of moving back. They are homeless but are coming home to the 1795 Acorn Inn. I cannot wait to see them and that fills me with joy. There is a huge hug waiting for them and I know they will reciprocate. All’s good.

Tour Finger Lakes Distillery

May 3rd, 2017by Innkeeper

The Finger Lakes Distillery is located about one hour and fifteen minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn. It’s a beautiful drive around Seneca Lake with plenty to do after this tour. Hike Watkins Glen, enjoy lunch at Dano’s Heuriger, a fabulous Austrian restaurant, visit wineries, take a boat tour on Seneca Lake, and the list goes on. If you wanted to take the 11:00 am tour, we could arrange for an early continental breakfast. But, you should have no time enjoying our full breakfast at 9:00 and making it to the 2:00 pm tour. Don’t forget, you do need reservations.

Finger Lakes Distillery

If you have an interest in spirits, this would be one of many great things to do while staying at the 1795 Acorn Inn and visiting New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Personally, I love their gin.

Happy May Touring Tips

May 2nd, 2017by Innkeeper

Saturday, May 6 is Derby Day at the Granger Homestead. From 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style as you sip on a mint julep, ride in a horse drawn carriage, show off your best race day hat and more. Tickets are $30 in advanced, $35 at the gate. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit www.grangerhomestead.org. For reservations, call (585) 394-1472.

L.L. Bean runs kayaking and stand up paddleboarding skills workshops and guided trips on beautiful Canandaigua Lake. This season will start on Friday, May 27. L.L. Bean’s skilled instructors will show you the ropes on a kayak or stand up paddleboard, then lead you on an adventure! (888) 552-5583. Make your reservation at www.llbean.com/adventure.

And they’re off to the races! The 2017 racing season has begun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Race Track! Between races check out the gaming floor with over 1,500 gaming machines. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Route 96, Farmington, 14425. (585) 924-3232.

May is National Bike Month, time to hop on a bike and ride around the lakes! Bike rentals are available at RV&E Bike and Skate and Geneva Bicycle Center. RV&E Bike and Skate, 168 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 393-5680. www.recreationalvehiclesandequipment.com. Geneva Bicycle Center, 489 Exchange Street, Geneva, 14456. (315) 789-5922. www.genevabikes.com. And don’t forget to check previous blogs. Your Innkeeper loves to cycle the area and has recommendations

For a cool place to unwind, head to the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake and have a drink lakeside at The Sand Bar at The Inn on the Lake. If you have a boat, dock along the waterfront at the hotel. 770 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-7800.

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park is open on weekends! Soar through the air on seven courses with 100 elements including ziplines, tight rope walks, rope ladders and bridges. Some elements reach almost 60 ft. high. Reservations are recommended. 5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 374-1180. This is another Innkeeper favorite. Can’t wait to go again.

Bristol Mountain

Grape pies are a “must taste” in the Finger Lakes Region. Take a scenic drive on Route 21 to Naples and stop at a roadside stand or go right to Monica’s Pies. Monica’s Pies, 7599 Route 21 South, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-2139. Yum. Yum. Yum. Bring a cooler to take some chicken pot pies home.

Bonus Tip! – Celebrate the rich heritage of Clifton Springs at the Sulphur Springs Festival on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. Weekend activities include: live musical acts, games for the kids, food, wine, beer, a car show, and more! Plus, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Clifton Springs! The festival is free and takes place in Downtown Clifton Springs, 14432. For more information, including a schedule of events call the Clifton Springs Chamber of commerce at (315) 462-8200, or visit www.SulphurSpringsFestival.com.

Thank you to the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for providing these wonderful tourism tips. Don’t forget to visit their site for more information on things to do and see in Ontario County in New York’s Finger Lakes.

April Touring Tips

April 28th, 2017by Innkeeper

Okay. So, better late than never. But, I am left wondering whatever happened to March?

It’s officially spring and warmer weather means more hiking! Throw on those hiking boots, get on the trails, and enjoy some fresh air. Stop by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for your free hiking and biking kit. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, 25 Gorham Street, Canandaigua, 14424. 585‐394‐3915. www.visitfingerlakes.com.

If you’re looking to get out and explore great places in Geneva, the monthly Geneva Night Out is a perfect way to do so! On Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. follow the self‐guided walking map around downtown Geneva and visit participating venues where you will find performing artists, exhibits, and activities. For a map and more information on participating venues, visit www.genevanightout.org.

Celebrate Mother Earth Week April 14 ‐ April 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. each day at the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan. Great for families on school breaks! April 14, 18, and 20 learn about the traditional Pigeon Dance, make felt bird ornaments, and hear the history of pigeon hunts in Warren, PA. April 19 and 21 will feature the thrilling Wild Wings program at Ganondagan. See live birds of prey up close! Free with museum admission. Seneca Art and Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, 14564. For more information call (585) 942‐5848 or visit www.ganondagan.org.

Spring is finally here! Nothing is better proof of that than the spring flowers on display at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Attend the Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show and stroll through gardens laden with early spring flowers as well as orchid displays in the greenhouses. The show will take place April 21‐23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for ages 4 – 16 and free for children three and under. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394‐4922 or visit www.sonnenberg.org.

Have a craving for a local live music experience? We’ve got you covered!
On Wednesday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. catch award winning song writer Austic McRae perform in the large meeting room at the Clifton Springs Library as part of the Tunes by the Tracks series. Free, though a $5 donation is suggested. Clifton Springs Library, 4 Railroad Avenue. Clifton Springs, 14432. For more information call (585) 362‐3519.

The Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room concert series at Buffalo Bills Family Restaurant & Tap Room features local music artists with their own flair. You’ll only find original songs at this performance! Enjoy food or drinks from Buffalo Bills while you listen. This month the series will feature Lisa Bigwood on April 6 and Perry Cleavland and Paul Swiatek on April 20. Performances are free but donations are accepted. Buffalo Bills Family Restaurant & Tap Room, 19 West Main Street, Shortsville 14548. For more information call (585) 289‐4104.

On Fridays during April catch live acoustic music at the New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Upstairs Bistro. Hang out by the bar and partake of New York State beverages or grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the performance. Performances are scheduled for April 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6 to 9 pm each day! The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394‐7070 or visit www.nywcc.com.

On Saturdays bask in live local music at Brew & Brats! The lineup currently calls for Secondhand Sidekicks on April 1, Meyer & McGuire on April 8, Bob Dugan on April 15, and Men Behaving Badly on April 22. All performances start at 6 pm. Grab a savory brat or rich local beer while you take in the show. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, 6461 BB State Route 64, Naples, 14512. For more information call (585) 531‐4113 or go online to www.brewandbrats.com.

February Touring Tips-Valentine’s Month

February 2nd, 2017by Innkeeper

On Saturday, February 4, embrace the winter season at the third annual Finger Lakes Frost Fest from 5 – 9 p.m. The festival includes ice sculptures, ice bars featuring Frost Fest Martinis poured through an ice luge, wine and beer tastings, local food, music, and fireworks in the evening. Ramada Geneva Lakefront. 41 Lakefront Drive, Routes 5&20, Geneva, 14456. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717357 or by calling the Geneva Family YMCA at (315) 789‐1616.

On Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., visit Naples and experience Vintage Vines & Valentines, an old‐world celebration of love and friendship in the historic Finger Lakes Naples Valley. The event features wine tastings, food sampling, s’more making, horse and wagon rides and all sorts of specials to be discovered at local businesses. The Naples Hotel, 111 South Main Street, Naples, 14512. For more details and directions visit www.facebook.com/VintageVinesValentines.

Celebrate all that’s great about ice wines at the New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival. Enjoy ice wine tastings, ice wine‐ inspired cuisine tasting stations, live music, tango performances, wagon rides, winery tours, and more. Ice wines from across New York State all in one place! Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $65. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, 14450. For more information call (585) 223‐4210 or visit www.casalarga.com.

Find unique antique items at the Canandaigua Classic Antique Show & Sale where more than 40 antique dealers will be showing and selling their wares. Sunday, February 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $6. Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track, 5857 Route 96, Farmington, 14425. For more information call (585) 737‐5971 or visit www.canandaiguaantiqueclassic.org.

Visit Ganondagan State Historic Site on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Native American Winter Games & Sports. Experience the heritage of the Seneca people while you try your hand at the traditional Haudenosaunee sport of snowsnake, or perhaps you’d rather race a snow boat! There will also be snowshoeing, dog sledding demonstrations, storytelling, traditional arts, and traditional foods. Enjoy a complimentary visit to the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, too! Event is free but a $10 donation per family is suggested. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, 14564. For more information call (585) 924‐5848 or visit www.ganondagan.org.

Bring the family together at Roseland Bowl Family Fun Center. See the brand‐new VIP bowling experience, The Eight, at Roseland Bowl. After a few games of bowling make sure you visit the 18,000 square‐foot fun zone which features laser tag, bumper cars and over 30 arcade games. Roseland Bowl Family Fun Center, 4357 Recreation Drive, Canandaigua, 14424. Reservations required for VIP bowling. For more details call (585) 394‐5050 or visit www.roselandbowl.com.

Sit back, relax, and sip some wine in Geneva’s first urban farm winery. Visit Wicked Water and sample New York grown and produced wines, in addition to Wicked Water’s own great vintages. You’re welcome to bring in take‐out from many of Geneva’s great restaurants and, if you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for you can find local menus in the tasting room! Open 3 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 1 – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Fridays in February, catch live, local music from 6 ‐ 8 p.m. Wicked Water, 78 Castle Street, Geneva, 14456. For more information call (315) 781‐5100 or visit www.wickedwater.vin.

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