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Join us for upcoming events Moonlight Stroll Music Series August 10 8:00pm-10:00pm

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August 2, 9, 16, 23 10:00am-5:00pm

Arts at the Gardens

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May 20th - October 8th

Vintage gowns and accessories on display throughout the Mansion. 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the completion of the Mansion’s construction.

August 18 & 19, 2012 Fine Art & Fine Craft Show and Sale

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for choosing the Community and Wellness Guide. We are a community and health driven magazine that highlights areas of the Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. As you can see on the cover with the puzzle pieces we all have our own unique individual communities yet we are all connected as a people and all part of the whole. We expand the definition of wellness by stating whatever makes you feel great whether it be a stroll through beautiful gardens or a delicious meal at a memorable restaurant. Enjoy! Memorial Art Gallery

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Publisher.............................Dominic DeMarco Editor................................Cara Leigh Battaglia Graphic Designer............................. Lisa Gates Account Executive........................ Sean Liebel Staff.................................. Marquis Hammonds Marsha Gilbert Joey Smith Rebecca Johnson

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Rochester’s Art Museum and its Famous Festival



visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through On Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics Sunday, September 9th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Memorial of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary Art Gallery will again host the Clothesline Festival, featuring movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world’s art. over 400 exhibitors from 40 counties of New York state. The Gallery’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects All day Saturday, live entertainment will include on the main has been called the best balanced in New York State outside of stage: Professor Jangle, Ann Mitchell Jazz, The Lonely Ones, metropolitan New York City. In addition to its collection, the Light Blue, Ellison Creek, Greece Jazz Band, Just Joe, and Nik Gallery offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, and the Nice Guys. Indoors at the Vanden BrulPavilion, the lectures, concerts, tours and family activities. Draper Center for Dance Education , Ahlam Dance Journey, The Gallery was founded in 1913 by Emily Sibley Watson and Chris Wilson will perform. as a memorial to her son, architect James Averell. Given Sunday ‘s main stage performances will include String of in trust to the University of Rochester, it is one of the few Pearls, Mochester, Teagan & The Tweeds, RoarShark, Joan university-affiliated art museums in the country that also serve Burch and Jim Carroll, and Conjunto Tropical de Rochester. as community art museums. Today it is supported primarily Indoor at the Vanden Brul Pavilion (unless noted), will be by its members, the University of Rochester and public funds The Bowties, Italian Baroque Organ mini-concert (2nd floor from Monroe County and the New York State Council on the Fountain Court), Lisa Winter, Desert Rhythms, and Global Arts. Risings. The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival is Rochester’s largest Admission is $5; children 10 and under enter free; this and longest-running fine art and crafts event. It is the place to includes Gallery admission. Park free and ride the free, experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some handicapped-accessible shuttle bus from the East End Garage of Rochester’s favorite vendors, enjoy free family art activities, at East Main and Scio Streets or the Gleason Corporation lot visit the museum, and of course, browse and buy original work on Atlantic Avenue. by regional artists. Begun in 1957, 101 With its permanent collection exhibitors andWorkshop, 2,000 e fun making art! the creative bargain hunters braved spanning 50 centuries of world art, the he memorial Art gallery, is rochester’s Hurricane Audrey at the first chool for all ages. We have a class for Memorial Art Gallery is considered Clothesline Festival. improve your drawing, sew, paint aIn the early days, paintings one of the finest regional art museums scape, solder a ring, or learn to workreally a did hang on clotheslines, er’s wheel. call us! 585.276.8959 in the country. Among its treasures but over the years, the show has grown dramatically, are works by such masters as Monet, spilling over the grounds of Cézanne, Matisse, Homer and Cassatt. the Gallery and showcasing artists from across New During your visit, explore the noted gallery York state, and growing American collection and the Helen into a major community happening. Clothesline is H. Berkeley Gallery of Ancient Art; also the Gallery’s biggest hear a concert on North America’s fund-raiser—all artists’ entry fees and public admission fees only full-size Italian Baroque organ, go directly to the Gallery’s on permanent loan from the Eastman operating budget. The early careers of School of Music (schedule on our website); stroll through such notables as Wendell Centennial Sculpture Park (opening late 2012); bring the family Castle, Peter Berg and Kathy Calderwood have all been the hands-on Gill Discovery Center (re-opening July 2012); linked to the Clothesline enjoy lunch or brunch at Max at the Gallery; and shop at the Festival. And the possibility of finding future luminaries Gallery Store. As a resource for local teachers, there is an art who will go on to command reference library as well as an art school for all ages, offering greater fame and higher 500 University Ave., rochester, ny 14607 prices cAll has585.276.8959 alwaysforbeen part classes for nearly 63 years to the Rochester community. A free cAtAlog of the or excitement. visit mAg.rochester.edU


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Education, Events, and Service Enhance Lisa’s Liquor Barn


isa’s Liquor Barn was founded in 1987, and expanded twice— most recently in 2011—to become the 24,000 square foot super store it is today. It currently showcases one of the largest selections of wine and liquor in New York State. However, Lisa’s Liquor Barn is more than a store—it’s an experience. Locally owned for more than 25 years by Lisa Tobin Healey, an alumnus of Brighton High School, the business has skyrocketed because of her commitment to the wine-buying experience. Healey travelled and studied in Europe, and obtained a B.A. degree in literature from Dennison University and a Masters degree in French literature from University of Rochester. For many years, she taught English as a second language to immigrants. But her affinity for foreign language was matched by her love for French wine. She opened Lisa’s Liquor Barn with the goal of not being the biggest, but the best (and with the greatest customer service). With an emphasis on spaciousness and comfort, and conscious efforts at lowprofile merchandising, a visitor can enjoy artistically breathtaking displays rather than claustrophobic tunnels of wine bottles and the discomfort of edging around other customers in aisles. Outstanding selection, low, low pricing, and superior service fromexpert staff earned Lisa’s Liquor Barn its reputation as Rochester’s finest wine and spirit retailer. But it’s the passionate people behind the business that make the difference for customers. Shopping at Lisa’s is a full customercentered, educational experience. The sales staff of over 50 people prides themselves on knowledge. In fact, Patrick Tobin, director, has been enjoying wine for over 50 years. His passion has brought him to the major wine-producing regions from Napa, California to Hammondsport, New York, and from Burgundy in France to Tuscany in Italy. His life-long goal is to further his knowledge of the wine industry from the source. All associates attend product seminars, and even travel the world’s vineyards, most recently in Southern Italy and Sicily, to expand their knowledge. They bring this back to their state-ofthe-art tasting and education room which seats 50 comfortably. Equipped with computer and video technology to enhance the educational experience of tastings, this educational center is a key component of the commitment to research and education. It complements the comprehensive tasting facility, located in the center of the store, which accommodates up to 15 vendors at s time.


Wine and liquor tasting events are both a social and educational activity. Whether it’s a holiday activity, a wine and food pairing, a seminar or a weekly tasting, the answers and the place to be are all found at Lisa’s. The free Prestige loyalty cards feature discounts, sales notification, and tasting events, and are a customer favorite. The Prestige card automatically beats Century or Marketview weekly Democrat and Chronicle ads, and offers hundreds of in-store specials on wine, liquor and much more. Besides product knowledge, the staff sees education as a key part of their customer service obligation. “Our staff is well trained and ready to meet any customer need,” says Leeann Riesenberger, manager. “They are equipped to research products and satisfy customer questions.” Riesenberger’s commitment to customer satisfaction facilitated their meteoric rise as Rochester’s fastest growing wine and spirits store. She has traveled extensively and her love of Italian wine coincides with her management experience. All the wines are vintagetracked to ensure freshness. With the variety and selection available, staff need to be able to help people find the wine of their choice, whether they seek a $3.99 or $699.99 bottle. Staff are trained to be efficient, and accommodate customer needs whether they be product-related or a need for carry-out. Their research and knowledge knows no bounds-or boundaries. Jonathan D’Ettore, assistant store manager, is tasked with bringing in the freshest wines that people have yet to discover, while maintaining the vast selection our customers have come to enjoy. D’Ettore has travelled to Argentina, Chile, Italy, and California on quests to find delicious wines for reasonable prices. Ernesto Pescosolido, Italian wine specialist, was born and raised in the Lazio region of Italy and came to America in 1985. Growing up making wine with his grandfather, father, and brother, his passion for wine is embedded in his blood. Pescosolido devotes his time to reading and learning about the more than 3,000 Italian grape varietals to help select the best quality wines available. So when you ask for a recommendation, they take that request seriously. Looking for something to do? Make sure you put their tastings and special events on your calendar. Whether you’re planning a formal dinner menu or purchasing a gift, allow Lisa’s trained experts to advise you. Whatever your plans, put Lisa’s Liquor Barn at the top of your list. You’ll find the perfect complement for any event.

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2157 Penfield Road • Penfield, NY 14526 • (585) 377-1860 •

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Lisa’s Liquor Barn • 2157 Penfield Rd. • Penfield, NY 14526 • (585) 377-1860 •

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McArdle’s: A Place for Every Occasion


s you enter McArdle’s Restaurant, the first thing you’ll notice is the warm woodwork and high-backed booths crafted from hand selected pieces of white ash. These booths provide more than privacy. They are the perfect setting for either an intimate date night or family night out. “Creating a positive and memorable customer experience is what drives everyone at McArdle’s” says proprietor John Albert. “We want our guests to feel like they are coming home when they walk through our front door.” This family owned and operated restaurant is located just outside the village ofFairport near the Erie Canal. Homecooked food made with the fresh quality ingredients, combined with superior service make McArdle’s a locals’ favorite. There is something for everyone on their wonderfully balanced menu; they have one of the best appetizer menus around, beautiful fresh salads, sandwiches, fantastic burgers and a complete selection of dinner entrees. They also have wonderfulvegetarian and gluten free selections. Visit the bar first, and choose from the selection of wines or cocktails, or hoista pint of McArdle’s own Irish Ale, created exclusively for them by Custom BrewCrafters. Dine in or on the garden patio and enjoy a wonderful meal prepared from scratch by the chef. Select from one of their homemade soups such as their famous Lobster Bisque, Charleston Crab

and Scallop Chowder or French Onion. Enjoy a refreshing salad with homemade croutons and salad dressings. All beef, including the signature sandwiches, burgers and steaks feature only Certified Angus for the best quality and taste available. The fish fry is hand breaded in-house for the freshest, tastiest fish fry in town and is served every day! Whether you’re in the mood for a classic or turkey Rueben, Lobster Focaccia, Chicken French or Panko Encrusted Rainbow Trout, everyone will find something delicious to dine on. They also offer a complete Kid’s menu with healthy options making it the ideal spot for a family night out. For dessert, select from a complete dessert menu including assorted pies made fresh at the School of The Holy Childhood. There is something different happening every night of the week so don’t forget to check their nightly specials! McArdle’s also caters! Their catering selection includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner suggestions as well as the ability to customize a menu for your specific event. Visit the website:, to download the full menu, which is available for take-out, too. But each and every time you dine there, the friendly staff will eagerly welcome you home to McArdle’s Restaurant, in Fairport, NY, where the difference is in the details.



on the patio . . .

Nightly Specials Monday: Clam Bake

Fresh steamed clams, salt potatoes & corn on the cob

Tuesday: Pasta Bar

All you can eat cooked tableside

Wednesday: “Smoke Out”

Smoked pulled pork, BBQ Ribs and Catch of the Day

Thursday: “Steak Night”

Certified Angus Steaks cooked over real charcoal on the patio (weather permitting)

$5.00 off Minimum purchase of $30.00

(excluding tax and tip) Not Valid Fridays or Holidays, not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

Friday: Haddock Fish fry

Offer Expires 9-30-12

Saturday: Prime Rib

1355 Fairport Road Fairport, NY 14450 (585) 377-5520

Sunday: Comfort Food Regular menu always available

1355 Fairport Rd. • Fairport, NY 14450 • (585) 377-5520 •


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Monday–Thursday 6AM – 11PM

•Dinner •Late Night •Take-out •Catering •Outdoor Patio •Kid-friendly •Fun & Casual

Mike’s New York Diner, located in Winton Place, features a Greek-American menu that offers burgers, bagels, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, salads, soups, wraps, chicken, BBQ, Italian food, seafood and sandwiches at affordable prices.

Friday–Saturday 6AM – 12AM Sunday 6AM – 10PM Happy Hour Monday–Friday 4PM – 7PM

3423 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623 • (585) 475-1863

Mike’s New York Diner: Huge Portions, Huge Variety


ike’s New York Diner is an authentic New York City dining experience that aims to please with an eclectic menu, huge portions, and plain old good food! Don’t let the Greek-American diner label fool you —although you can get your gyro, shish kabob, falafel, or moussaka here, the extensive menu-also features excellent Italian entrees-from stuffed shells to chicken Parmigianino, and even lobster ravioli—which will please even the pickiest of eaters. Carving board specialties include corned beef, London broil, ham, turkey and pork, and the entrees range from diner casual to upscale restaurant options. It includes salads, sandwiches, wraps, barbecue, burgers, and steak. Seafood treasures include lobster, jumbo shrimp, salmon, calamari, crab cakes and much more. Mike’s offers a full breakfast menu as well, from fresh country eggs and omelets to golden pancakes and French toast, and authentic bagels and breakfast wraps. Specials are often highlights of the dining experience, and the menu is subject to change.

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The portion size is huge, from appetizers to desserts. Those desserts are advertised as “to die for” and they aren’t kidding! Many of the baked desserts are made in-house, but bewareplenty of selections can easily fill you up, so make sure you save some room for the home-baked contents of the dessert cases. Or better yet-bring a dessert home with you! The location (in the middle of the Winton Place plaza parking lot) is convenient, and they have an outdoor patio dining section. The restaurant also features a full liquor bar with daily drink specials and happy hours, and is open late night hours. Open 7 days a week, Mike’s will even deliver—for free! Fax your order in to 585-475-1865 (but make sure you check their daily specials first, or you may miss out on a treat!). Mike’s New York Diner is located at 3423 Winton Place in Rochester, NY. Reservations are suggested, so call 585-475-1863 or visit www.


New Wasabi New Wasabi restaurant located at 2186 Empire Blvd. is a fairly new restaurant and opened their doors in December 2011. It replaces the old Asian Buffet that closed last summer.


ew Wasabi is a sushi, tempura, and hibachi restaurant. It features all you can eat sushi bar, seafood, grilled steak, beef, vegetables, chicken, hibachi, tempura, and many other great dishes.  The dining room floor plan is entirely open, and the walls uncluttered, reflecting traditional Japanese design. There are some tables and booths along the walls, but most of the seating is right out in the middle of the expansive dining floor. The large sushi bar, located at the far side of the restaurant, is where all the action really takes place. Iting, the restaurant


manager, says that presentation is a very important facet of the dining experience. Every meal is made fresh to order, so the restaurant’s sushi chefs are very busy. Diners can sit at the sushi bar and watch their meal being prepared, or sit in the dining room and have it brought out. New Wasabi’s claim to fame is its all-you-can-eat sushi option. Items can also be ordered à la carte, and the menu also features some Chinese and hibachi selections. They are open seven days a week.

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Experience the True Taste of Texas! Serving up the best

Mesquite Smoked BBQ and Ribs in Rochester Since 2004

Make yourself at home in our cozy kitchen or call today for full service catering

585-352-4BBQ (4227) 122 South Union Street Spencerport, NY 14559

M-T: 11am - 8pm Fr: 11am - 9pm Sa: 12pm - 9pm Su: 1pm - 8pm

A Whole Lot of Bar-B-Q!


exas Bar-B-Q Joint is a family-owned business born from family dinners. Owner Richard Mogab was born in Rochester but grew up in Houston, Texas, where the family’s dinner conversation often centered around: “We should open a BBQ restaurant in New York!” After graduating from Texas A & M University in 1999, he returned to Rochester and worked as a paramedic. But after he began catering in 2004, the family dinner joke became reality when the Texas-style BBQ and reputation for great food caught on. Eventually, his parents, Gina and Richard, moved back, and together they opened the restaurant alongside the successful catering business. Catering weddings, graduations, and company picnics remain a large part of the business, but the restaurant has also taken off since its 2007 opening. Mogab describes his restaurant as “a hole in the wall with a whole lot of taste!” The restaurant embodies a casual, easy-going environment with southern features. The focus is on the food. And what a selection of food it is! The Mesquite wood used for the slow-smoked BBQ is imported from Texas, and the emphasis is placed on the flavor of the slow-cooked meats rather than heavy sauces. The beef brisket, smoked for 12 hours, is one of

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their signature dishes that can’t be found anywhere else. Of course, everything’s bigger in Texas-and if you don’t believe it, order the Outlaw potato and full rack of ribs! The customerfamous Outlaw potato is a full pound of baked potato loaded with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, chives and topped with a huge serving of BBQ pork, beef, or chicken. Authentic fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, cornbread, broccoli-rice-andcheese, and baked beans loaded with bacon and brown sugar are the ideal sides. Originally known as Taste of Texas BBQ, they changed their name to Texas Bar-B-Q Joint once they started bottling sauce for retail sale a year ago so as to avoid brand confusion with a Houston restaurant. The sauce is currently available at Hegedorn’s in Webster & Zarpentine Farms in Hilton, as well as in the Spencerport restaurant. With its mouth-watering menu, Texas Bar-B-Q Joint prides itself on being the best BBQ Restaurant in the Rochester area. Experience the true taste of Texas with slow-cooked pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, smoked turkey and chicken. If you’re looking for a casual, comfortable family environment with terrific food, this is the place!


Hamlin Hometowne Cafe Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Coffee HOURS Monday - Saturday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 1722 Lake Rd Hamlin NY 14464


Let our friendly staff make you feel at home in a comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy our daily specials and homemade soups, but leave room for our decadent seasonal desserts! Indulge in festive Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving, and Easter Buffets. We also cater to diabetic and vegetarian diets. There’s something delicious for everyone!

Family Oriented Appeal


he Hamlin Hometown Cafe was started by Mother Debby Howe and daughter Angela Carris in 2002 and is family oriented with decorations that change for the given Season. The cafe has a diabetic menu, vegetarian menu, all home cooked meals, health-conscious foods, catering for any kind of parties like Birthday parties, small weddings, funerals, and wedding showers. The Cafe now has a gorgeous newly renovated catering and party room for any occasion. The cafe prides itself by working with the community and does many fundraisers for the Lions Club. The Hamlin Hometown Cafe has loyal customers that come back for the atmosphere and the family oriented appeal and caters to all customers whether they are regulars or not. The cafe serves breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. All of the food comes from local farmers and the Hamlin Hometown Cafe serves a daily soup special which is either cream or broth every day. Throughout the entire restaurant patriotic decorations can be seen such as: statues, lighthouses, flags, miniature houses, ribbons, bears, shelves with statements like “land of the free,” and other various statements of patriotic vigor. Anyone who enters this restaurant will certainly get the feeling of being proud to be an


American and living in the country that they are in instead of anywhere else. The proximity to Hamlin Beach also makes it an attraction for campers. Customers are very dedicated and really enjoy the decorations that are in the restaurant at given times. Hamlin Hometown Cafe would like new customers that do not know of the restaurant to know of the vegetarian and diabetic menus especially. Homemade cream, French onion soup, and broth soups are made every day and are also a highlight of the business. The cafe would also like customers to know that the restaurant is handicap accessible. All of the menu items have not changed in the course of its 11 years in business. Some highlights of the homemade menus that the cafe has done are:homemade chicken and biscuits, scalloped ham and potatoes from scratch, homemade mashed potatoes that they peel every day, and all of the produce is from local farmers. All of the fruit that the owners of the restaurant serve are also from local farmers. Being natural in its approach with the colorful decorations, fundraisers, community work, new specials each day, and homemade meals make the Hamlin Hometown Cafe a must go to for your next dining experience.

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The Johnson House


he Naughton’s Johnson House fine-dining restaurant opened in the 1940’s in Churchville, New York. The Johnson House has been successfully managed by owner Peggy Naughton since mid December in 1977. Peggy and her late husband Mike bought The Johnson House without any initial plan, but saw it as an opportunity they could not refuse. Mike and Peggy believed this would play a major role in helping them instill hard work and success into their eight children. Their children and grandchildren have, and continue to, contribute to The Naughton Family


Johnson House Family-Owned & Operated Since 1977


Steaks, Seafood & Chops Cooked on an Open Charcoal Hearth

Celebrating our th Anniversary

Fabulous Friday Fish Fry Music at the Baby Grand Every Friday & Saturday

Three Private Party Dining Rooms Catering • Gift Certificates Serving Dinners Tuesday thru Saturday 5-’til

19 South Main Street, Churchville 15 minutes from Downtown • Exit 3 on 490 Reservations Recommended • 293-1111

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the success of the restaurant. In fact, they have also gone on to become successful in their own right. The structure of The Johnson House is still in the same setting as it was when it was originally built 127 years ago. Very little has been changed about the building, other than the north wing. Peggy has a Pianist at the Baby Grand every Friday and Saturday to play various pieces of musical art. The combination of soft music, dim lighting, and antique decor creates a calm and intimate atmosphere for families to come and enjoy their meal together. Speaking of meals! The Johnson House’s specialties are on the steak and seafood menus, including entrees such as: Filet Mignon, New York Strip, steamed clams, shrimp, and lobster tails. You will not forget to remember what the rest of their menu has to offer. Carrying an assorted amount of entrees, the restaurant has plenty of dishes that will definitely capture your taste buds. For example, the Chateau Briand is a succulent, juicy, prime steak, a dish for two; if you think you are willing to share! The Frog Legs are another popular item, cooked to perfection to offer the most delectable taste. People from everywhere make reservations just to have a chance to try these two unique dishes that are difficult to find anywhere else. Some may argue that finding “family style” type welcoming customer service is not easy to come by today; but not at The Naughton’s Johnson House! Anyone who sets foot past the door is treated with top-notch customer service. Peggy visits from table to table sparking conversation, and making sure your time spent in the restaurant was a phenomenal and impressive experience. If you are thinking about having The Johnson House cater your next special occasion, make sure you book in advance just call Marry Murray the manager at their VIP catering division. The catering is booked for over 300 out of 365 days in a year for parties which are mainly corporate. In addition to full service catering,the Johnson House is perfect for private parties, offering three beautiful private banquet rooms in the upstairs of the building. The Naughton’s Johnson House is preparing themselves for their 35th anniversary this December. The plans are still in the making on how they will celebrate, but rumor has it the restaurant may give out prizes, including a grand prize on the last day of celebration. Congratulations to The Naughton’s Johnson house on their 35 years of excellence making it one of the finest historic dining establishments in Western New York!


Kana’s Kitchen Comforts with Soul Food

W Creole • Cajun • Southern • American SIT DOWN • CARRY-OUT • CATERING

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Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Late Night

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447 North Street • Rochester, NY 14605


24hr Service

Serveing the greater Rochester, including all of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne Counties with runs to the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse airports. We offer competitive rates and reliable service.


•Transportation to and from all area, colleges, and casinos •Parcel pickup and delivery •Airport transportation Our drivers are licensed and fully insured. We accept all major credit cards.

hether you’re in the mood for casual dining or a special occasion, Kana’s Kitchen is one of those city neighborhood favorites. The family-friendly restaurant offers a casual dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy, along with good times and great food. A friendly, professional staff of great people will make sure your visit is memorable, and that we live up to our reputation for pleasant dining and superb cuisine. The menu is a Creole/ Cajun/Southern /American mix that offers an inspired array of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night selections that is certain to satisfy everyone. It’s enhanced with new selections, daily specials, and special chef’s creations. From fried turkey to Oxtail dinners, ribs to pulled pork, chittlins and more, the menu choices are billed as “such delicious soul food, you would’ve thought your mom was in the kitchen!” Don’t miss Kana’s Snack Pack (whole wings and a side) or the Slap YoMama Sandwich (fried turkey and Mac and cheese) or the Hump Day Dinner of meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes. Get a side of greens or black-eyed peas to go with your order. Small banquet facilities can accommodate 10 to 20 people, but off-site catering is available as well. Reservations are not required and casual attire prevails. Both sit down and carry out dining is available but the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Kana’s Kitchen is located at 447 North St in Rochester, NY. Call them at (585) 232-2991.

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                                                                             

                                    

                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                             

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                                               


Sound Healing by Global Risings, Inc.


n the beginning, there was the word, and the word was sound. The use of sound energy can be an uplifting and highly effective means for you to experience growth in all areas of your life. A growing number of people have personally experienced magical journeys and private sessions conducted by Global Risings Inc. Each and every encounter has been truly awesome. The people from Global Risings, Inc. take you on a journey filled with music and sound. Musician guides will help you travel a path to self-awareness through the use of vibrational music and energy work. Gongs, crystal bowls, tuning forks and more can be used in ceremonies, in medical facilities, homes, schools, meditation sessions, workshops, art events and concerts. Theories abound for the last 6,000 years regarding the mystical properties of gong playing combined with spirituality. Gongs gave been used for thousands of years in the Eastern spiritual traditions. The sound resonates, producing many harmonics from each note which immerse the body in sound. Just like when you meditate and chant the Om sound, the gong tunes your spirit, resonates, and helps you release the negative

energies of stress and daily life. Global Risings uses gongs not just as musical instruments, but also as powerful and versatile healing tools, with the intention of raising your vibration, increasing your energy, and tuning your physical body. Some people enjoy the musical experience; some enter a meditative state, and some experience clearing and realignment. Client Sean Liebel says: ”When I am being ‘gonged,’ I feel very relaxed. As a form of sound healing, it works on all levels physical, spiritual, and emotional. When musicians “play” some people can feel waves of electromagnetic energy pulsate into their physical body, acting as physical and nonphysical sound energy for the nervous system.” An authentic three foot Balinese gong is used in this work. A combination of teachings, magical journeys, storytelling, channeling, music, and sound vibrations are offered to open you to your greater self. Musical choices may reflect your heritage, or be a blend of Celtic, New Age, nature, and familiar tunes, all enhanced by the vibrational accent of the gong. Global Risings Inc. uses the gong for energy redirection encouraging positive





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changes which in turn. Let them work with you in breaking up any destructive patterns that you may hold. A recent client describes a healing session as “a magical, mystical environment filled with nature energy, universal connections, crystal salt lamps, smooth lighting, artistic creations and more all designed to maximize the opportunity for growth.

The people from Global Risings, Inc. take you on a journey filled with music and sound. Musician guides will help you travel a path to self-awareness through the use of vibrational music and energy work. I was surrounded with a most powerful and unique combination of large gongs, crystal bowls, tuning forks, music and natural sounds all woven together and experienced while atop a raised air mattress. The healing, electromagnetic, and love vibrations produced explosive growth in me. It was new, intense, and profoundly effective.” For a deep, moving, and all inclusive experience, check out the people of Global Risings, Inc. A most special and delightful time awaits! Call them at 585-208-2501 e-mail globalrisings@, or visit their website at

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Austin Wheeler notes that “Global Risings helped the connective energy prosper at TEDxFlourCity2012…(Listening to the gong music) while receiving the crystal bowl treatment seemingly helped me to organize my spaced out and clouded mental energy by forcing it into the center of myself, whereby it peacefully fell right into place resulting in a noticeable boost in focus, drive and most importantly, confidence. Positive life-giving energy on earth exists in abundance;you just need to seek it out in the right places using the right methods. Inner-energy structures (the mechanics of energy in the mind of a free-willed entity), external energy vibrations travelling along mathematical pathways and the connection between the two are what make life worth living.” Wheeler adds, ”Global Risings has a lot of knowledge about energy identification, manipulation and distribution to share with the world. Consciousness and free-willed life are driven by energy structures and pathways that we as a society do not fully understand yet, so anyone whom is providing a reality-based glimpse or full-path into such is providing a great service to the universe. Such services should be sought after and explored by any willing and able person, free from all legal restrictions. Working with experienced energy healers makes it much easier to find a deeper energy-based connection to life since their guidance teaches us to listen to and flow with the energy that exists in and around us.“ A client who had a series of private sessions with Global Risings Inc. said “Throughout my life, I have always been attracted to the song “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. This song always triggered the same responses of yearning and unfulfilled desires. I felt a need to be anonymous, lose my individuality, and belong to some vaguely greater whole. I felt smothered in heavy, thick sweat with the smells of my own body mixed with those of others. As I felt a gentle push into the night in the summer of the city, I experienced a feeling of more belonging to something, but not yet fully accepted. As the song began, I was immediately transported into times gone by and found myself reliving the energies of old that were once again surrounding me. By adding the sound of the gongs, crystal bowls, tuning forks, bells etc., and applying some of the deprogramming techniques that I had been presented with, I was able to achieve a huge release. As the night of the summer of the city took me further into the depths of selfrealization, I knew that it was me. I am the creator. I am the one along with my unseen friends that were able to then surround me with this Love and allow me to bathe in this most rare and powerful Love – the Love of Self and the Love of the whole- the Love of all that is. This Love was an expression of joy, happiness, ecstasy, fulfillment, and more. I was able to own my own power and begin to learn how to consciously create success and learn how to have more fun and how to achieve more clarity. Anonymous


Pittsford Anais Salibian And The Rosen Method


nais Salibian has been a message therapist since 1981. At the same time as receiving her license as a therapist, she was also a peer counselor. After a while Anais began feeling frustrated because she was unable to address the body and the emotions at the same time. After a long search for effective mind and body modality Anais found the Rosen Method bodywork and movement treatment. She didn’t know that her training would get her embodied enough to heal from her own trauma of being the child of Armenian genocide. She became a Certified bodywork practitioner in1996 and has continued training until she became a certified bodywork teacher in 2010. The Rosen Method was created by a women named Marion Rosen who was a physical therapist when she got curious about her patients. “Why where they continually returning for treatment due to injuring themselves?” “Why did others get better and incidentally have other aspects of there lives change?” She realized that the patients that she talked to and relaxed where the ones who where healed. That is when she realized that The Rosen Method was a way to access the unconscious through touch. The Rosen Method is called


a psycho-spiritual bodywork because there is no separation between a physical problem, the emotions or memories embedded in it psychotherapy states associated with it, and the opening to and experience of self. Clients come with a variety of presenting problems. Some have physical pains and dysfunctions that doctors can not treat any further because they find nothing wrong or because it isn’t their job to deal with the psychosomatic components of their patients complaints. Some people tend to want to work on a specific issue such as recovery from abuse,addictions or eating disorders and are at a stage where body work is appropriate. But, we must keep in mind that the Rosen Method is not for people with serious mental illness or those in acute crisis who need to add structure in there lives and rather loosen it up! Rosen Method Bodywork offers the conditions that allow your body to “rewire” your nervous system to get out of its old ruts and learn new pathways to the present moment. By becoming conscious of what is going on in your body, you make the connection between body and mind that is physiologically necessary to restore health. You feel pain relief, both physically and emotionally. Your body is more flexible, and so is your thinking. You are better able to make choices in your life that align with your best interests and deeper values Rosen Method includes talking, both as a way to devolve deeper into the client’s experience and to process what comes up. Physical and verbal contact are used to establish and respond to changes in the body, specifically changes in breathing patterns and muscle tension. The mind and body are

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so connected that if the client thinks or feels something that is part of the issue loged in the body, the practitioner can feel it with their hands. The Rosen Method also includes touching you silently for a while, feeling a muscle soften or breath enter an area where it wasn’t before. The practitioner may give you a gentle verbal marker or ask you what just happened. The Truth immediately translates into a palpable change in the body. Rosen Method is uniquely helpful when other modalities have not addressed how physical, emotional, and even spiritual issues are intertwined. To a Rosen practitioner, there is no difference between a tense muscle, a hidden feeling, and a loss of self. The body and the mind are one. That’s why healing happens on the physical, emotional, and psychological levels at once. That’s why Rosen can make your back pain go away at the same time as you find out who you really are. A Rosen practitioner does not engage in talk that is not connected to changes in tension, expansion of breath, or a sensation of new life coming into the body. The body is a Geiger counter for the truth about what really matters, what is distorting your posture or causing you pain. Beliefs, insight, awareness feelings that can come from talk therapy are limited in their ability to cause actual transformation unless they happen in your body as well aw your brain. The usual format is a 50-60 minute session with the client lying covered on a massage table, having removed as many outer layers of clothing as is comfortable. No oils are used. The touch is gentle, seeking to make contact and support relaxation.

Sometimes buried feelings emerge, insights occur, physical pain eases. Clients often use words such as “grounded,” “expanded,” or “oceanic” to describe their experience. They say, “I feel as if I’ve come home.” Sometimes, off the table, people are amazed at postural changes that occurred without effort. Later, they report changes in their reactions and behavior in daily life, and even changes in how others treat them. For some clients, even one session can bring about a major shift or address a particular problem. Some have taken advantage of three introductoryrate sessions to successfully resolve issues such as overcoming fear (of an upcoming surgery or test or other event), making a major life decision, or healing physical pain. Others use Rosen on a longer-term basis to work on chronic issues or childhood traumas. Anais Salibian is an extrovert with an affinity for the inner life. She also has a passion for science and needed her beliefs to be grounded in reality. Over the years Shed integrated those interest to find and create processed that she would be able to offer people such as the Rosen Method. She wanted to help people lice authentic lives to the best of their ability by also creating a safe place that comes easily to her as does the work with diverse groups and with asking the right questions. Having spent her whole adulthood seeking, She is now living the life she always wanted. She is grateful to have work that satisfies two of her deepest longings: to be her whole self and to somehow help the world.

Pittsford Nautilus Builds Bodies for a Healthier Tomorrow.


ittsford Nautilus and Personal Training Center is an independently owned and operated Fitness facility that has been serving Pittsford, New York, and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. It’s professional and knowledgeable staff are able to assist members, who are ages 13 and up, to both attain and surpass their goals and objectives with a large variety of cardiovascular and strength equipment. With an emphasis on personal training, cardio equipment, two Nautilus circuits, free weights, and more. They also work in conjunction with your doctor or therapist and you in order to provide you the best and most comprehensive fitness plan. Their approach to fitness is so individualized that each new membership includes six training sessions, a popular perk that clients appreciate. One of the things clients also like is their Freeze Policy. As a member, you may place a hold (“freeze”) on your membership for 7 days or longer. You must give us the starting and ending date of your freeze in advance. No other fitness center in the Rochester area offers this policy for vacations, illness, or other reasons. Whether you are into powerLifting or bodybuilding, personal fitness or rehabilitation, Pittsford Nautilus and Personal Training Center will work with you to customize your experience. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable! Located at 35 Lincoln Avenue in Pittsford, NY, Pittsford Nautilus and Personal Training Center is open seven days a week. Contact them at 585-248-6298 or visit

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Experience an Ocean of Difference at Make Waves Salon experience an ocean of difference

Tranquility Harmony With years of Relaxation experience and expert hair color skills, Cathy will listen to your needs, discuss your lifestyle and customize a look that defines YOU. SERVICES INCLUDE:

Private Image Consultation • Individual Designs Custom Haircutting • Multi Dimensional Coloring Foil Highlighting • Italian Color Service Perms, Non Thio Perms • Long Hair Services Special Occasion Styling • Mens Haircuts Special Biominoil Conditioning Services Featuring organic hair products

Call Cathy today for an appointment or email at 30 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534 585.586.0050 •


orget the fads. Don’t bother clipping a picture of the latest celebrity trend. At Make Waves Salon, you’ll experience a private consultation with celebrated hair designer Cathy Bracht, who’ll listen to your needs, discuss your lifestyle, and customize a look to define you. “I design each client’s style using art principals – and their own ideas – rather than putting a cookie-cutter style on them,” says Bracht. Make Waves features organic hair products to protect, nourish and soothe the hair without harsh industrial chemicals. From organic non-ammonia hair color, to hydro enzymes, you can trust Bracht to select the perfect formula to meet your needs. The salon and the website also feature the omeOrganic product line and organic clothing. Make Waves offers private image consultations, multi-dimensional coloring, foil highlighting, Italian color service , perms, non-Thio perms, long hair services , and special occasion styling, as well as men’s cuts and special Biominoil conditioning services. A respected leader in the hair industry, Bracht is an expert colorist with over 20 years experience. She’s been an educator for Hair America since 1998, and for several manufacturers including: Clairol, Redken Labs, Logics Hair Color and Matrix., Bracht is currently working with John Amico’s “Share the Wealth” program as a cutting and color educator. Bracht also is the founder of Hair Care Ministry, an organization that provides hair care for financially challenged and homeless citizens. Make Waves Salon is located at 30 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY . Call 585.586.0050 for an appointment.

Experience Artistry at Victoria’s Gallery Salon of Mendon


t Victoria’s Gallery Salon of Mendon, you will relax and be inspired, as you experience the care of expert hair, nail and skin care artists in a comfortable gallery setting. Owner Victoria Allen considers her staff to be like painters whose artistry helps guests develop their personal appearance and well-being. Originally from Elmira, New York, Allen began her career in Manhattan, and travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina where she was a salon manager and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she specialized in men’s hair replacement and styling. She won numerous awards for her work with men’s hair replacement systems, and is a certified educator for Aloxxi Chroma Colour by Nexxus. She’s taught hair color education classes for salons throughout western New York. In 2000, she opened Victoria’s Gallery Salon of Mendon, and it’s achieved prominence and a well-deserved reputation, due to a dedication to education, commitment to customer service and philanthropic community support. The salon features a full line of services for men, women and children including hair styling, manicures/pedicures, waxing, makeup, facials, and body treatments. They feature Moroccanoil® products, the most sophisticated luxury brand in the industry. A powerful antioxidant and UV protector, the proprietary oil blend is rich in vitamins and natural elements, including Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A to improve elasticity, Vitamin E to protect against free-radicals, and Phenols to shield against environmental stressors. Victoria’s Gallery Salon of Mendon is located at 20 Assembly Drive in Mendon. Visit or call 585-624-5170 for an appointment.



GALLERY SALON OF MENDON Just as a painter captures the unique essence of the model, we help you develop your personal appearance and wellbeing. Relax in our comfortable gallery setting and be beautifully inspired.

Services include: • Hair Styling • Manicures • Pedicures • Acrylic Nails • Facials • Makeup • Body Treatments • Waxing • Tired Leg/Foot Treatments

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Victor Changing Closets


f you are looking for good quality name brand clothing at an affordable price, visit Changing Closets Consignment shop! Changing Closets sets a whole new standard when it comes to consignment shopping. For over 10 years, owner Barbara Bernier has maintained her shop by providing only top notch name brand clothing and accessories. Before opening her consignment shop, Bernier frequented other consignment shops that did not always seem to satisfy her want for acceptable and inexpensive items. “I used to shop consignment and sometimes you would find something nice, but other times there might be stained things or things that smelled; I had a desire to provide something better”, said Bernier about her motivation to open a consignment shop. While shopping at Changing Closets you will find second hand clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, and even greeting cards in better condition than when it was originally purchased. All women, from their 20’s to 60’s, can find something in Changing Closets. This clothing and accessories consignment shop offers popular name brands such as:

Steve Madden, Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, and more. This buy and sell consignment shop allows customers to come in and earn money by selling their unwanted clothing. You can make more money by trading in your clothing and accessories at Changing Closets in comparison to any other consignment shop. At Changing you will get at least 40% of the price your item would sell for. They except items that are clean, odor free, name brand, and no more than three years old. Bernier is extremely hands on in her shop, as she participates in the organization, purchasing, and distribution of all Changing Closets sales. Her philosophy is that while shopping your experience is as if you were on Rodeo Drive. “Some people have a stigma about consignment shops, that they may smell inside or that the clothes may be stained. My shop is the complete opposite. I want to offer good quality items and an even better price,” As for young entrepreneurs interested in starting their own business Bernier suggests, organizing a detailed business plan and set goal. She strongly believes in determination and to be prepared for difficult times. Conveniently located in Victor, NY, Changing Closets is sure to make your second hand shopping experience unlike any other. Changing Closets is opened MondayThursday from 10am-6pm and on weekends until 4pm. Check it out on your next shopping trip!

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... u hear o y p l e h o t better” “We listen

Looking for a caring hearing provider? Dr. Christine Stein takes the time to thoroughly test your hearing. If you need an evaluation, new hearing aids, a second opinion, or just a cleaning, please call to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Christine Stein CCCA-A, FAAA Doctor of Audiology

Victor - 6385 State Rt. 96, Suite 220 Canandaigua - 360 Parrish St, Suite 301 Newark - 1206 Driving Park Ave

(585) 398-1210

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earing loss usually occurs gradually. It can become severe before anyone realizes what’s happening, because the brain compensates, making it difficult to perceive your true hearing. Early recognition and treatment is important before it interferes with your lifestyle. When making a hearing care decision for adults or children, getting the information that you need to be an informed patient is important to your success. Dr. Christine A. Stein’s business philosophy is centered around her patients’ experience. “If it’s a problem for a patient, it’s a problem for me.” Stein works diligently until she finds an answer that satisfies, and patient participation is key to her success. With a reputation of providing the highest quality in hearing health care, her company, Professional Hearing Solutions Inc. (PHS), prides itself on its comfortable, inviting atmosphere centered around patient comfort and satisfaction. Combined with the highest level of technology and commitment to patient education, PHS provides the most comprehensive and professional audiological services in central New York. They offer the most advanced hearing instruments in the world today. How do they solve so many individualized needs? Stein has seen patients with a wide range of problems in a variety of settings. So PHS evaluates individual lifestyles, and determines what meets their needs most effectively. “We invest the time to allow a patient to become comfortable with instruments


and how they interact with the environments,” notes Stein. “We customize programming to individual needs and listening strategies. We take the time to teach strategies for better communication and listening activities which promote acceptance.” Patient satisfaction is key to their service philosophy. And education is key to that satisfaction. The more our patients understand about their hearing loss and the solutions that are available, the greater the chances are that they’ll be completely satisfied,” Stein adds. Their website features an online, awardwinning educational video that was created to give patients all the information they need to make an informed buying decision. And they are full of solutions! A personal consultation allows staff and doctor to understand you and the situations where you’re struggling to hear. An exam and screening test determine the next step. After the initial fitting, cleanings and check-ups are offered at no additional cost. PHS services and repairs hearing aids in their in-office laboratory, and provide off-site repair if needed. Ongoing, personalized patient care includes comprehensive follow-up care, one-stop shopping for listening devices, batteries and other accessories and assistive technology. Everything is state-of-the-art. “We work with the best continued on page 23

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Urgent Care Now Blends Modern and Holistic Health Care


rgent Care Now prides itself on being here for you when life happens. Whether you find yourself with a sick child on a Saturday evening, or your schedule doesn’t allow you to seek care during regular business hours, they’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year. They provide fast, affordable, quality care and communicate with your primary care office the same day of your visit, providing your notes, x-rays, lab work, and visit details. Urgent Care Now has served over 20,000 patients since 2009. No appointment or referral (for most insurances) is needed, and walk-ins are welcome. The nine exam rooms include a surgical suite, pediatric room, OBGYN room, and Reiki room. X-ray is available onsite as well. The physicians are all emergency board certified, and some specialize in orthopedics, OBGYN, pediatrics, and general surgery. They treat include cold and flu symptoms, sore throats, respiratory illnesses, asthma, ear/nose/sinus infections, urinary tract infections, gynecologic and genitourinary problems, allergies, vomiting or diarrhea, dehydration, headaches/ migraines, backaches, abdominal pain, minor eye problems and nose bleeds. Some illnesses require a higher level of care and an emergency room visit may be necessary. Dr. Brian D. Dailey M.D., FACEP, FACFE , has been Medical Director at Urgent Care Now since March 2, 2009. He has over 30 years experience in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. He worked 24 years in the emergency department at Rochester General Hospital and was an assistant professor in emergency

medicine for 10 years at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital. America’s Top Physicians have recognized Dailey in their editions every year since 2004. He’s received the 2009 Shining Star Award from Rochester General Hospital for excellence in Emergency Medicine, and 2007 Ella Hollister Award Via Health for excellence in health care. What really sets Dailey and the Urgent Care Now Center apart is his experience in energetic medicine and holistic healing experiences. His 31 years of experience have convinced him that a blend of modern and non-invasive holistic treatments can help the healing process. Dailey is a third degree Reiki Master-Teacher, an energetic healing used for the treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions. He has extensive experience in Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and a variety of therapies. As a member of the board of advisors, and board of directors emeritus of The Monroe Institute in Virginia , he helped develop their CD‘s called “Chemotherapy Companion”, “Radiation Companion”, and the “Cancer Support Series.” The Cancer Support Series utilize Hemi-Sync frequencies and guided imagery to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and promote well-being in cancer patients. Dailey has lectured worldwide on energetic medicine, Reiki, Cranial Sacral therapy, aromatherapy, Hemi-Sync technology and sound in healing, remote viewing and healing. If you or someone you know requires medical attention, please call 585-872-1003 or visit the Urgent Care Now Center at 60 Barrett Drive Webster NY www.wnyurgentcarenow. com.

Hearing Solutions from page 22 manufacturers available and offer the most technologically advanced hearing aids available,” notes Stein. “But even the most advanced hearing aids will disappoint if they are not the type or style best suited for your hearing loss.” The most advanced methods and equipment are used to ensure maximum

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clarity…even in the most difficult listening situations. Schedule your no-obligation appointment with Professional Hearing Solutions Inc. in Victor, Canandaigua, or Newark to find your solution. At Professional Hearing Solutions, ‘We Listen More…to Help You Hear Better.’


He had more faith in you than you had in yourself. That’s why he’s one of the most important people on earth. How do you care for the most important people on earth? By giving them your absolute best. At St. Ann’s, we have built a brand new skilled nursing center in Webster that gives people more choices than ever before. From setting your own schedule, to enjoying small, friendly neighborhoods, to dining in cozy country kitchens— we make life what each resident wants it to be.

So people can recover from major medical events surrounded by people just like themselves. It is a remarkable new way to care for people. Inspired by the people who deserve nothing less than the best. Learn more about the changes at St. Ann’s Community by visiting us at

We have also created the area’s first freestanding transitional care center— the only rehab center in Rochester that is not located in a nursing home.

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St. Ann’s Community Opens New State-of-the-Art Rehab, Skilled Nursing and Hospice


t. Ann’s Community recently opened Rochester’s only freestanding transitional care center, as well as a state-of-the-art care center in Webster. “We’re very happy with the two buildings,” said St. Ann’s President and CEO, Betty Mullin-DiProsa. “Everyone who tours them seems to say the same thing: ‘Wow!’” The new Wegman Transitional Care Center in Irondequoit and the new St. Ann’s Care Center at Cherry Ridge are receiving rave reviews, not only because they enable advanced care, but also because they were designed and decorated as homes. The interiors look just like a house. Patients are welcomed by a charming parlor with a fireplace, are encouraged to grab drinks or snacks in the beautiful country kitchen, and spend time with family and friends in the great room. All the rooms in the two buildings are private, and have a bathroom with a handicap accessible shower. There are only 10 to 12 patient/resident rooms on each household, and this small number of people creates a personal and familiar environment. The small size and homey design of these households naturally encourages person centered care—a philosophy of care which enables patients and residents to direct their lives and make their own decisions. For example, if a resident likes to sleep in and eat breakfast two hours later than it is traditionally served, the staff can utilize the kitchen to prepare breakfast for him when he is ready to eat. These buildings will also provide more opportunities for transitional care patients to participate in functional rehabilitation. Patients can plan for their return home by practicing daily tasks like cooking and loading clothing into a washing machine. And because the new Wegman Transitional Care Center in Irondequoit is freestanding, it provides an environment with a single focus: helping patients gain the independence they need to return home. Cherry Ridge, St. Ann’s Webster campus, now

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has transitional care and skilled nursing services, creating a full continuum of care there. This enables residents to age in place and couples to remain near each other even if one spouse needs a higher level of care. As Betty Mullin-DiProsa said, “These new spaces were designed to give our residents and patients better care—care that is more patient driven and resident directed. We are thrilled to provide this level of service.” For more information or to receive a Free Transitional Care Planning Kit, call 585-697-6311. Wegman Transitional Care Center (in Irondequoit) 72 transitional care beds (rehab) Leo Center for Caring (in Irondequoit) 10 hospice beds St. Ann’s Care Center at Cherry Ridge (in Webster) 12 transitional care beds (rehab) 60 skilled nursing beds • All 154 patient/resident rooms are private with a private bathroom with shower • Each room has a flat screen TV • Hotel-like amenities in warm and beautiful surroundings • Complementary WiFi • A convenient on-site café and gift shop • Care is patient centered • Transitional care in Irondequoit is separate from the skilled nursing building • Oxygen and suctioning are piped into each resident room • St. Ann’s has a continuum of care on both campuses


Canandaigua T

he Seneca Indians were a great people (in their languagre, Onondowga), was the largest and most powerful of the Confederation of Iroquois Tribes. Formed in 1570, the Iroquois League or the Five Nations comprised the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga Seneca and later Tuscarora tribes. The Seneca Nation once covered the vast area from Seneca Lake to the Niagara River; tradition holds that the original people of their nation were birthed from the crest of a great hill at the head of a great lake and there those original people chose to settle Kanandarque which means “chosen spot.” For generations upon generations the heart of the Seneca Indian nation was located on what is now West Avenue in Canandaigua. Throughout its history Canandaigua has also been the chosen spot for several noteworthy people and events including the signing of the great peace treaty of 1794 also called the Canandaigua or Pickering Treaty, which is the oldest honor treaty between the United States and the Six Nations of the Iroquois League; and after Susan B. Anthony voted in the 1872 presidential election, she was tried and convicted in 1873 for illegally voting, the court fined her $100 which she refused to pay, the judge did not require her to be jailed. Gideon Granger, who served as the first U.S. Postmaster General from 1801 to 1814, making him the longest serving Postmaster General as of 2012. Granger served under Presidents Jefferson and Madison, after his retirement chose to make his home in Canandaigua, now known as the historic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum. Besides the Granger Homestead another family who made their Summer home in Canandaigua was Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson, who were New York financiers and Frederick Thompson was amongst the founders of Citibank. A widowed Mrs. Thompson was one of the area’s biggest philanthropists and transformed their Summer estate into Sonnenberg Gardens, one of America’s great castles. As of 2012 there are 271 wineries in the State of New York and New York is the third largest wine producing state in the Country, focusing attention on the Finger Lakes region; Canandaigua was chosen for the New York Wine and Culinary Center, which offers visitors the opportunity of tasting New York State Wines, sample local foods and take both culinary classes and educational tours. With a commitment to fostering a growing artistic community, arts and culture is thriving in Canandaigua; the Hochstein School of Music and Dance chose to have a campus at the Canandaigua Academy and it is home for the Constellation Marvin A. Sands Performing Arts Center(CMAC) to host acclaimed performers of World class talent. There are numerous arts and artisan festivals throughout the year: the Downtown Arts & Music Festival, Sonnenberg’s Arts at the Garden and the Annual Art Walk, to name a few. Canandaigua’s artistic community is nurtured, supported, developed and encouraged by the nonprofit association, All Things Art; and is well represented on the Finger Lakes Art Trail. A wonderfully eclectic selection of businesses have been chosen to set up shop in Canandaigua, ranging from great restaurants to galleries, fine art, candles, gourmet coffees, pottery, photography, furniture, spices, herbs, and one of kind gifts and collectibles. This variety of businesses and services make life interesting in this vibrant, thriving community. From its rich history to its picturesque lakefronts to its busy shops, beautiful tree lined streets with gracious homes that have lovely gardens. Today over 100 years later this same appreciation still holds true for Canandaigua New York which is truly the “chosen spot.”


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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park


estled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York, Sonnenberg Gardens is a New York State Historic Park offering one of the few remaining estates in the U.S. with a Queen Annestyle mansion and formal gardens. Built in 1887, Sonnenberg’s 40room Mansion offers visitors a glimpse of what life was like in the late nineteenth century. Along with 17 other structures across the 50-acre property, the estate boasts nine formal gardens representing many cultures and historic periods including 12th-century Asia, 4thcentury Rome and the French Renaissance. A 20-acre arboretum of rare and exotic trees, plants and unique landscapes stretches across the grounds, while a Lord & Burnham wood-and-glass greenhouse complex of the Victorian period features varieties of orchids, succulents, tropical plants and flowers, as well as vegetables. The Sonnenberg Mansion Perched atop the sun-bathed hill of the estate known as “Sonnenberg” (German for “sunny hill”) is a 40-room Queen Anne-style mansion. New York City bank financier Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, the daughter of New York State governor Myron Holley Clark, purchased the property in 1863 when it featured just a brick farmhouse on 14 acres. As business prospered, the couple purchased additional acreage and replaced the farmhouse with the mansion, which was built between 1885-1887. Today, visitors can view many of its stately rooms, including the impressive Great Hall, the Billiard and Trophy Rooms, the Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room, and upstairs, the Master Bedroom and several additional guest rooms. The Mansion is handicap-accessible throughout the first floor. A number of special events throughout the Garden Season are hosted on the wide porches of the Veranda, which encircles the south and west sides of the Mansion. Sonnenberg Gardens & Grounds Much of the signature floral design and landscaping seen today at our nine formal gardens bears the imprint of philanthropist Mary Clark Thompson, who brought home ideas and art from her many trips to European and Asian locales. Following the 1899 death of her husband, Mrs. Thompson involved hundreds of workers between 1902 and 1919 in a re-design of the gardens. She was assisted primarily by Boston landscape architect Ernest Bowditch, and later, his assistant John Handrahan. View our online blooming schedule to see what flowers will be in bloom during your visit. Take time to wander and enjoy The Greenhouse Conservatory Complex, The Japanese garden, The Sub-Rosa garden, The Rose Garden, The Italian garden, The Blue & White Garden, The Pansy Garden, The Moonlight Garden, The Old Fashioned Garden, The Peacock House/Aviary, and Rock garden. Kids’ Trail Adventure Not only do kids under 12 visit free at Sonnenberg, but a trail of clues along the garden path with hidden signs and stamps provides an adventure. Collect all special stamps at spots along the trail on your adventure map and win a prize at the end! Finger Lakes Wine Center Featuring some of the best wines and gourmet food products from more than 40 partner wineries and farms, we are a virtual gateway to all the Finger Lakes Wine Trails, and a member of the Canandaigua

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Wine Trail. Housed in the historic Bay House near the conservatory, the Finger Lakes Wine Center is readily accessible from the main parking lot and garden admission is not required. A walking ramp along the north side provides wheelchair access to the retail area upstairs. Our knowledgeable staffers are on hand to help you make selections. We just celebrated our 10th year in 2010! Go to our website for information on our Specialty Wine-Themed Events. Meet representatives from local wineries who will showcase their wines at these fun and informative tastings ($3 pp). Learn about wine-making in the Finger Lakes and discover your new favorite wine. At The tasting Room, on any given day, visitors can taste selections from 10-15 different wines from our rotating-inventory tasting bar in the Wine Center cellar downstairs for a nominal fee. Featured vintages encompass the residual sugar range from dry to semi-sweet reds and whites, dessert or sparkling wines, all made with New York State-grown grapes. The tasting room closes one-half hour before the wine sales and gift shop upstairs. The 1911 stained glass Tiffany-style window -- the focal point of our tasting room was crafted by the Pike Stained Glass Studio in Rochester, NY. Its image is also featured on the label of Sonnenberg’s own “Abundance” wine. Over the Garden Season, the Finger Lakes Wine Center sells more than 160 different wine products and gourmet food products from more than 40 partner wineries and farms. One of our main objectives is to provide information about these wineries and introduce visitors to the wide array of wines and food produced in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Our daily rotation in the downstairs Tasting Room of the Historic Bay House features our three Signature Sonnenberg wines and a rotating roster of vintages from these partner-wineries. Upstairs, our shelves are stocked with many of their popular vintages, and a 10% discount on all bottles is available when you purchase a make-your-own case of 12. As always, Sonnenberg members enjoy 10% off all gift and wine purchases another great benefit of supporting our community non-profit! Through the support of our partner wineries, Sonnenberg proudly offers three private-label wines. Private after-hours rental of the Bay House Tasting Room for groups of 50 or fewer people may be arranged. See our website for more information. Gift Shop Sharing space with the Finger Lakes Wine Center inside the historic Bay House is Sonnenberg’s retail gift shop, which carries an assortment of garden-theme, Victorian and contemporary gifts, including an array of Sonnenberg apparel, history books, photo postcards, calendars and more, plus jewelry, pottery, candles, and other collectibles – many hand-crafted by Finger Lakes artisans some of which you can buy online! Visiting Sonnenberg Gardens Open daily May 1-October 31, 9:30AM -5:30PM (4:30PM before Memorial day and after Labor Day). For more information, directions on how to get here, prices of admission, group tours, and a list of our events and all we have to offer (including Wedding and Private Party options) go to our website.




Healing & Retreat Center

Nurturing Nature by Raising Consciousness Located in Canandaigua, Gossamer Wood encompasses 12 wooded acres that contain a precious piece of Mother Earth’s soul. Explore trails in the woods, experience a sweat lodge ceremony, enjoy the Bliss Recreation and Learning Center, and more. We provide educational workshops and research into the latest concepts of energy healing. You may offer your own seminars, parties, or demonstrations, in addition to obtaining healing treatments. Owner Bill Dewey is an energy healer who combines the BodyTalk System with Reiki, crystals, and other modalities. To make an appointment for a healing call Bill at

(585) 394-9114.

2235 County Road 28, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Finding Peace at Gossamer Wood


ossamer Wood, LLC Healing Retreat Center gently nestles amid 12 acres of forest. Several facilities and experiences are always available, so whether you seek a meditative retreat, a seminar on physical, mental, or emotional health, or just delight in discovering nature, you’ll find it here. The Healing Center features lectures, seminars, workshops and overnight retreats. A scientific and spiritual growth library is available. It’s a smoke-free property, and courtesy rules apply to facility use. Beyond the parking area is a welcome circle, leading to the Bliss Recreation & Learning Center for events. There’s a Sweat Lodge on site, and reconstructed Native American sacred sites are marked as ceremonial circles. At least one Native American Trail going east-west, possibly paralleling the Central Trail, appears to run near the sweat lodge. Activities include Sweat Lodges, Drum Circles, and Vision Quests. Easy trails meander through trees, where you’ll discover delightful natural benches, prayer and meditation circles, a stream, and an artistic natural bridge. Wear hiking boots and pants, and bring your own provisions. Camping is allowed, with use of an outdoor shower (bring tents or use facilitiesdifferent rates apply). Group retreats, meditations, and woods


walking are popular, but even one person can enjoy a camping retreat for as little as $20. Owner Bill Dewey, a retired bio-electromechanical engineer, devoted over 50 years to researching science and healing before his search led to world-wide physical and spiritual practices, including applied kinesiology, therapeutic touch, reiki , and more. He challenges visitors “to stay peaceful even if the world is annoying you.” He customizes every experience, so whether you’re an individual or one of 20, you experience a retreat from your busy life, and a chance to quiet heart and mind. The health component varies from massage and reiki to weight loss programs. Dewey is a BodyTalk practitioner, aholistic approach developed by Dr. John Veltheim. It involves no diagnosis, medications, or invasive techniques. Using Applied Kinesiology, acupuncture, yoga, breathing, and more, Dewey uses a tapping method based on a Hatha Yoga technique and neuromuscular biofeedback, with a comprehensive protocol, to harmonize body-mind function and make lifestyle recommendations. Discover Gossamer Wood, 2235 County Road 28 in Canandaigua. Call 585-394-9114 or visit www.

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Canandaigua’s Sweetest Place in Town


he Muar House is a family owned cafe featuring great food with an incomparable view of the lake. An incredible light food menu, dessert, coffee, and ice cream, a warm tropical atmosphere, and plenty of free parking sets the tone when you visit Muar House Café in Canandaigua, where the distinctive yellow house combines lakeside casual dining with elegant and delicious dining experiences. A simply delicious variety of coffee, decadent desserts, and a variety of gelato and ice cream flavors that will please everyone is available. If you order at the register, a pleasant server willhappily bring your food to your table. They also offer outside dining on their patio, overlooking one of the best views of Canandaigua Lake. Paninis are a Muar House luncheon favorite. Freshly made on their Italian panini bread and grilled to perfection, they include a choice of side. Turkey & Spinach, Buffalo Chicken, Roast Beef & Red Pepper , Smoked Ham & Cheese , Bacon & Gruyere, Vegetarian, Turkey, Bacon, & Swiss and more are all delicious and reasonably priced. Deli sandwiches are also made

Paninis • Wraps Deli Sandwiches Salads • Soups Gelato • Ice Cream Desserts • Coffee

Bon Appetit!

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to order on site. There’s always something for the kids, too, whether it’s grilled cheese or a traditional favorite like peanut butter & jelly. Salads are freshly made upon ordering and topped w/multigrain croutons. Favorites include spinach, Greek, Chicken Caesar, Chef, or House. Tuna or chicken salad or grilled chicken additions are available. Soups are available by the cup or bowl. Whether you like your wraps with sundried tomato, garlic herb, wheat, or white tortillas, you will want to experiment with the Club, Chicken Caesar , or Vegetarian –or even better, Build Your Own masterpiece. A favorite spot for families, couples, or friends, with reasonable prices and delicious food, lakefront dining and free parking, you’ll want to make Muar House Café a part of your travels. Open 7 days a week, they are located at 169 Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua. Take out is available as well, so if you are planning a picnic, call them at 585-3946560 or visit

Welcome to paradise!

Enjoy the best view of Canandaigua Lake while dining on our outdoor patio, serving lunches, snacks, desserts and coffee everyday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 169 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-6560 •


Nestled in the Bristol Hills, overlooking the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Views Bed and Breakfast offers a relaxing get-away. Located on scenic County Road 12 in Naples, NY you will enjoy the beautiful vistas of the lake, vineyards, and Naples Valley. A recently renovated farmhouse, we have 4 rooms for guests. The downstairs guestroom and bath is wheelchair accessible. In the living room, guests will find games, a piano, wood burning stove, and a fantastic view of Canandaigua Lake. Sunrises over Bare Hill are especially stunning! Guests have use of a large deck with a hot tub. A full breakfast is provided in the dining room each morning.

6932 County Road #12, Naples, NY 14512 • 585.374.8875 •

Bristol Views Bed & Breakfast Offers Spectacular Sunrises and Vineyard Vistas


nnkeepers Barb and Henry Owens create a relaxing atmosphere at Bristol Views Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the Bristol Hills. In fact, the beautiful setting is so perfect for an outdoor wedding or reception, that weddings have become their specialty. Located above the B&B is a level grassy area with spectacular views of Canandaigua Lake, vineyards, the Bristol Hills and Naples Valley. The site can easily accommodate up to a 60X80 tent. Parking limits the wedding to a maximum of 150 guests, and the innkeepers will gladly assist with event planning. The recently renovated farmhouse includes four guest rooms, including a wheelchair-accessible downstairs guestroom and bath. Each room provides a different and comfortable atmosphere, and guests may select a room that fits their needs and personalities. Each room includes soecial amenities, including a cozy feather bed topper, private attached bath, Wi-Fi connections, cable TV, air conditioning, clock radio and hair dryer. No pets are allowed at Bristol Views, (although their own pets will gladly act as substitutes). Guests should note that while bedrooms are off limits to pets, people with severe allergies should proceed with caution. Please contact the innkeepers regarding accommodations for children. The living room is a favorite gathering place for guests to enjoy games, a piano, wood burning stove, and a fantastic lake view. Early risers can catch stunning sunrises over Bare Hill, and


guests have use of a large deck with a hot tub, lounging chairs, and table. The front porch is a great place to relax, read a book while swinging on the porch swing or rocking in the rocking chairs. A full breakfast is provided in the dining room each morning. Light beverages are available throughout the day. All guests also have use of small kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot in the upstairs hallway. The refrigerator is stocked with complimentary bottled water and soda. The Finger Lakes also offers a variety of activities for guests: museums, antiques, specialty shopping, fishing, and golfing to name a few. Whether you plan to relax, visit wineries, hike or bike, or spend time on the lake, Bristol Views Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located and will make your stay special. Boaters are welcome, as the inn is located within 1 mile of the southern boat launch on Canandaigua Lake, and boat and trailer parking is available. Bristol Views Bed and Breakfast is located at 6932 County Road 12 in Naples, NY, and you can visit for information or online reservations. Online specials are also available. Summer rates are in effect from May 1 to November 30. Call the innkeepers directly at (585) 374-8875 for availability information. Check in time is 3:00-6:00 p.m. unless arrangements are made in advance. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

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Experience a fantastic journey through the cosmos with vibrational music and energy work.

SERVICES OFFERED Classes and Workshops Magical Journeys Deprogramming Electromagnetic & Healing Sessions Retreats Statement/Affirmation Formulation andWork Energizing Futures and More... Manifestation Acceleration Chakra Refreshment and Cleanse Goddess Future/Futures Work

Global Risings Inc. performs live using Balinese and Chinese gongs, crystal singing bowls and turning forks as a way to transform physical, mental and emotional ailments of the individual being and groups. Let us be your guides to help you open to the greater self that you are. Once you begin on this path to self-awareness, you will be going full throttle towards your goals of personal and global rising. We offer individual treatments as well as magical journeys for groups. Gift Certificates available.

Contact us at 585-208-2501 to schedule a personal or group session tailored to your wishes. • Email: 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Suite B, Lower Level, Rochester, NY 14620

HELPING YOU LIVE BETTER Everyone is Welcome! Canandaigua YMCA 32 N. Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 585.394.6866

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RTIQUES Heirlooms and Art is a quality consignment home furnishings retail store located in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York State at 43 South Main Street in Canandaigua, NY. Owners Matthew and Cindy Burt considered the opportunity to buy the business formerly known as “Changes Everything” in the summer of 2008. Cindy has a tremendous love for and many years experience with researching, buying and selling antique and vintage items for both private and professional purposes. She is quick to point out, however, that she is “not a professional dealer or appraiser”. ARTIQUES is not just a consignment is not just an antique is not just an art is not just a coffee shop. It is an eclectic and unique mix of old and new; primitive to modern; ever changing and always maintaining high standards with the products they carry.  Just a few of the items that are routinely available are: scatter and room size rugs, vintage and modern jewelry, sterling silver pieces, antique and vintage art, vintage clothing, china, glassware and a large selection of furniture. Whether shopping for yourself or for a gift, it is sure to be found at ARTIQUES. Items found in ARTIQUES are quality antique, primitive, vintage, kitsch and contemporary. Among the artwork available for sale are the current works of local artisans. Each month features an individual artist who gets full display of one of the shop’s main street windows. Many varieties of gourmet coffee, frozen drinks, espresso drinks, teas and pastries are available for purchase. They have expanded their services to include lamp repair and furniture painting. They also have linked with service providers such as rug cleaning, furniture repair and restoration, chair caning, clock repair, interior decorating and picture and



art framing. Their customers receive special consideration when using any of these companies. ARTIQUES has been referring their customers to Matt Fairbrother who is involved with furniture restoration and repair. Matt has worked on all types of furniture, including pieces that date back to the 16th century. He is a stickler for quality work He prides himself on his finish work – it has to be “smooth!” Many times people assume that you have to strip a piece to renovate it and thereby lose the “old” look. That’s not true. Putting life back into a piece doesn’t mean you have to make it look brand new – unless, of course, that’s what they want. Old age is what antiques are all about. There’s nothing wrong with showing age says Matt. My job is to bring out the natural beauty, give it a facelift. Furniture is very personal to many people. They live with it everyday. Some pieces become part of the family. They are treasured more for their sentimental value than their actual worth. His greatest satisfaction is taking a piece of furniture thought to be beyond repair, giving it a little tender loving care and then watching the client’s face light up when it’s returned! For the Love of Lizzy Candles is owned by Darcey Elias and began in Elmira, NY after the birth of her first daughter Elizabeth in 2001. Candle making began as a hobby and quickly blossomed into a profitable business. The business is now located at 41 S Main St in Canandaigua, NY after their family moved from Elmira to Canandaigua in 2011. ARTIQUES carries a wide selection of Lizzy candles and scents! They can also be purchased at Lizzy Candles offers a wide variety of strongly scented jar candles in assorted sizes. Each candle is hand poured and sprinkled with her signature dazzle dust. She offers over 50 scents from best sellers

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Heirlooms like Grandma’s Kitchen and Southern Pecan Pie to regional favorites, like Cabernet and Merlot. All of her formulas and fragrances have been tested for quality burning. She also offers a second line that is soy based. They are dye free candle tins


called “Blondies” by Olivia Grace, named after her “blondie” daughter Olivia. Lizzy Candles also offers a unique customized small 1.5 oz jar for wedding and party favors. Their candles are also a great product to sell for fundraisers.

Artiques is not just a consignment store... it is not just an antique store... it is not just an art gallery... it is not just a coffee shop. What it IS is an eclectic and unique mix of old and new; primitive to modern; ever changing and always maintaining high standards with the products we carry. We encourage you to purchase one of our drinks from our coffee bar and browse through our 4 rooms filled with interesting and unique finds. You never know what item will “call your name” and insist on going home with you.

• Art • Books • Ceramics/Pottery • China & Crystal • Clothing • Collectibles • Furniture

• Handcrafted Arts • Jewelry • Lamps & Lighting • Linen & Textiles • Rugs & Carpets • Unique & Unusual • Lizzy Candles

43 South Main Street in Canandaigua, NY • 585-396-1890 Community and Wellness Guide


The Arbor Hill Grapery Store and Wine Shop

located in beautiful Naples, NY, is famous for offering "Everything Grape and More". Taste the wide selection of award-winning wines, locally made gourmet foods, and the area's most popular attraction–Grape Pie. Complimentary Daily Wine Tastings are offered as well as private group tastings by reservation. Call ahead for your appointment Winemaster, John Brahm III at 585-531-4034.

6461 Route 64, Naples, NY 14512

Now Open for the Season!

Enjoy Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill Dine in Arbor Hill’s historic Carriage

Barn and savor the finest sausages from Hartmann’s Sausage along with delicious condiments featuring Arbor Hill’s Sherry Wine BBQ sauce. Enjoy Bristol Springs Beer and Root Beer by the growler!

Join us on Saturday nights for LIVE MUSIC from local musicians! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday Call for hours: 585-374-2870 6461 Route 64, Naples, NY 14512 34

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Rio Tamatlan


he Rio Tomatlan is a lively, authentic Mexican restaurant with an appeal of originality like no other. It is located in the center of Canandaigua. The Rio Tamatlan is an exciting, colorful, art filled restaurant that has local artists with paintings done with mixed media with a variety of lively colors. Also the restaurant has a unique bar with over 72 different Tequilas including a Tequila that is a scorpion bottle Tequila. The Tequila bar is rare though as it is one of the only ones in the Finger Lakes region. The restaurant prides itself on serving customers with some of the freshest ingredients around the Finger Lakes region that are from the Finger Lakes region’s local farms. Recipes are made by the owner’s family in an atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impact on your senses. Owner Juan Guevera started out in the restaurant industry as a busboy and a dishwasher who helped out his parents with their own recipes that they made themselves from their own ingredients that they themselves purchased and traveled with. Guevera’s Father is an engineer and his Mother is a teacher who are both very involved in the Hispanic communities of the Sodus region. In the 1990’s his parents bought a car wash which they made into a community

center where their neighbors could relax and come together, cook their Mexican food recipes, and eat together with their community. Yet what is even more interesting was the Guevera family’s purchase of an old car wash in the Sodus community and what they turned it into over time. The Guevera’s used the car wash as a focal point for the creation of an established restaurant in Sodus which was called the El Rincon Mexicano that through word-of-mouth, customers became interested in the El Rincon Mexicano restaurant on Old Ridge Road in Sodus. People started frequenting the restaurant until the demand of the restaurant increased over time due to its popularity it opened up El Rincon Mexicano 2 in Canandaigua in 2006 on Beeman Street. Guevera’s love for natural, local, foods has inspired him since his youth, to serve and provide customers with some of the best authentic Mexican food available. What is best about the food is that none of it is canned, packaged, or preserved. It’s all fresh food created with a family proud of their heritage, Rio Tomatlan is a genuine, enjoyable spot for fine Mexican cuisine in the Finger Lakes community.

Authentic Mexican Cuisine Local Exquisite Art Festive Music At Rio Tomatlan we think your dining should be an experience. Our authentic Mexican restaurant in historic Canandaigua brings a menu rich in history, color, and taste together to make your visit memorable.

Rio Tomatlan is your happening place in the Finger Lakes.

5 Beeman Street Canandaigua, NY 14424 • Phone: 585-394-9380 • Fax: 585-394-9381 Reservations are highly recommended Thursday through Sunday at least 24 hours in advance. Community and Wellness Guide


Chiropractic, Massage and More at JD Smith Chiropractic

Tired? hallenges? Weight Loss C estion? Poor Dig Headache? Back Pain or

Tired? Struggling to lose weight? Poor Digestion? At JD Smith Chiropractic in Canandaigua, you get choices for managing your wellness. Through proper menu options, whole food and herbal supplements, chiropractic care, massage and essential oils, Dr. Jeffrey D. Smith can help your body achieve optimal health. Treatment plans address activities of daily living, nutrition, exercise, and overall well• affordable, being. Chiropractic care is a drugless, non-invasive, holistic approach to conservative evaluate pain syndromes. It’s used for back or neck pain, headache with management arm or leg pain, overuse injuries, disc injuries, sciatica, pinched nerves, • clinical nutrition TMJ syndrome, disc herniations and more. A Raindrop Technique utilizing whole massage incorporates calming, energizing and Young Living essential food and herbal oils with massage to complement the chiropractic care. Smith is also a supplementation Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). The method uses a heat sensitive tape that offers extra support and stability during rehabilitation, • essential oil and allows full range of motion in daily activities. massage Nutrition is also an important aspect of health. The combination of chiropractic modalities, herbal and whole food supplementation Dr. Jeffrey D. Smith, DC results in the best outcomes for numerous ailments, according to Smith. Nutritional consultations include a health history, body analysis, and body systems review. Dr. Jeffrey D. Smith completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic 181 S MAIN ST • CANANDAIGUA at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, and holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. Before opening two clinics in 2010, Smith treated patients at Monroe Community Hospital and St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester, and the Bath and Canandaigua Veterans Administration Chiropractic Clinics. Visit or call (585)-233-7331 for an appointment.

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Are you stressed out?

Who else wants to experience more joy, laughter and peace in their life? Learn how sound healing with live gongs and meditation can raise your love vibration.

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! – Eckhart Tolle For more info about the classes and workshops please contact Usha Shah, 585.442.8141, or visit the website below: Baobab Cultural Center Classes, Art, Film and Dialogue 728 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 585.563.2145 |


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Baobab Cultural Center


he Baobab Cultural Center, founded in 2005, is a volunteer-runjewel in the neighborhood of the arts. It is a community gatheringplace and resource center for arts, culture, and dialogue on Africa and the Diaspora. The gallery features monthly exhibitions to expose the work of emerging and established artists. Their flagship exhibit “Magnificient Africa,” is held annually and provides an opportunity for hundreds of students from Rochester and suburban school districts each year to learn about Africa. The mission of the Baobab is to promote a deeper understanding of African culture, as rooted in ancient traditions and routed by the migratory experiences of people through the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia to the Americas. Our purpose is to foster community, build social capital and create collective consciousness. It is humanitarian, not racially or ethnically driven. Visitors experience this journey through art and educational exhibits, films and documentaries with associated dialogue, poetry readings, book discussions, and other cultural activities. The Baobab also serves as a venue for local artists to display their work. They also offer space rental for private or group cultural events. Baobab offers membership to individuals, families and to organizations. Program information is available on their website at www.thebaobab. org. For membership and rental information please call 585-563-2145.

Community and Wellness Guide Reiki School: Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Seichim, Kundalini, Chakra, Crystal, Light/Color, Sound Healing

Treatments: Reiki Healing Crystal, Light/Color, Sound Healing, Hypnosis, I E T Reiki for animals, Support groups & Lemuria Gift Store

The Reiki Healing Center started its Low Cost Clinic years ago to make treatments affordable for all. It was a great success, and we are offering it now! Low cost Thursdays, 11:30AM – 7:30PM Reiki energy treatments $45 for 60 minute session by Appointment. (Other days: $55)

Appintments: 585-349-3400 607-522-4568 1939 Bennett Road, Victor, NY 14873

Appointments are also available at Brighton location 204-0507

Laugh Your Way to Well-being!


nyone who’s gotten the giggles knows you feel better afterward. So it’s no surprise that Laughter Yoga, which combines unconditional laughter with Yogic breathing (Pranayama), is a new phenomenon. Laughter Yoga focuses on complete well-being and the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of laughter. It provides a total body workout while decreasing blood pressure, stress, pain, and depression, and increasing oxygen levels, lung capacity, endorphins, while boosting the immune system. Laughter lifts us up, helps us cope, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers and inhibitions. No sense of humor is required- it’s a simulated physical exercise, but the body doesn’t distinguish between fake and real laughter, so benefits are real. Laughter’s a powerful physical work-out that engages muscles, heart and lungs. “The therapeutic benefits have been scientifically researched for years,” notes Dale Heffer, owner of Lady Be Fit Express, a women’s fitness studio in Irondequoit. “However, laughing is a serious matter! You can’t laugh too little, but you can laugh too much, elevating cortisol levels, thus putting your body in de-stress.” As with any workout, seniors or beginners must proceed carefully. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from India, Laughter Yoga exceeds 6000 clubs in 60 countries. Both Heffer and Joellen Kuhl are certified Laughter Yoga Leaders who studied with Kataria. The program has been used by fitness instructors, HR and healthcare professionals, therapists, teachers, coaches, and corporate trainers. Want to reduce stress, add joy to life, or enjoy your workout more? Experience Laughter Yoga today!

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• Relieves Stress • Creates Joy • Creates Endorphins • Increases Seratonin • Tones the Abs Your Place or Ours

Nursing Homes Workplace • Parties Events • Schools

Also Offered At • Ladies Only Gym • Zumba • Yoga • Weight Loss • Health Presentations • Health Products

To schedule your Laughter Event, call Joellen at 585-797-3474

Lady Be Fit Owner/Director, Dale Heffer @ 585-278-1302

1945 E. Ridge Rd., Rochester / www.


How Good It Feels at Balanced Body Massage and Yoga


• Newcomers Specials • Free First Yoga Class $10 off First Massage

Yoga Classes & Massage 61 N. Main Street Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Located on the third floor of The Lower Mill Vanessa & Errett Brown Phone: (585) 261-4748

alanced Body Massage & Yoga is the brainstorm of a husband and wife team. Errett and Vanessa Brown are licensed massage therapists and Hatha Yoga instructors. Our Intention,” says Errett, “is to provide quality therapeutic massage and yoga instruction in a comfortable, nurturing environment.” With a peaceful studio, diverse yoga classes, and massage choices to meet every need, he and Vanessa do just that. The yoga offerings are diverse. Whether you want to relax, or seek a challenge, you’ll find a class here. New students enjoy learning the fundamentals. Experienced students opt for a more vigorous workout. Both the Iyengar method and vinyasa flow emphasize a connection between breath and movement. Perhaps their most unique offering is Circus Yoga, which blends yoga with juggling, clowning, and acrobatics. Private sessions are ideal for anyone who wants to work at their own pace or schedule. Also book a therapeutic massage to relieve aches and enhance your health. . Balanced Body offers Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy and deep tissue therapy, sports and pregnancy massage. “When stress brings imbalance to our bodies, massage helps us relax, reduce anxiety, and restore well-being,” notes Vanessa. Errett & Vanessa are Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance, and graduates of Essential Teacher Training with Francois Raoultat Open Sky Yoga. Errett has 20 years of Iyengar Hatha studies, and Vanessa has over 12 years. Visit them at 61 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls, or

Counseling for Transformation at Life Script Counseling Services


any people want help with a variety of life issues. Whether you’re worn down by what life’s thrown your way, are dissatisfied with a current treatment, or are frustrated with traditional counseling methods, Tom Porpiglia at Life Script Counseling Services helps you achieve relief from life’s burdens, giving you the feeling of freedom and power needed to transform your life. A Vietnam veteran and licensed mental health counselor, he holds a BS in Human Development, MS in Counseling Psychology, is certified a Diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and an advanced certificate of completion in EFT-ADV. A NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor, he’s been in private practice since 1997. “My personal mission,” says Porpiglia, “is to create a loving planet by healing ‘the Wounds of War’(however you define war) and helping others grow.” The mission is to help people reclaim their lives from deep physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds using energy psychology techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), and others, resulting in less time in therapy. Porpiglia maintains that “these therapy methods are the fastest, simplest and most effective tools in the field of health and healing today. Research has shown EFT is the best tool/treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bar none!” Porpiglia specializes in helping trauma survivors reclaim their lives from the effects of trauma or PTSD of any origin, depression, relationship Issues, self-defeating behaviors, eating disorders, weight loss, potential food allergies, and smoking cessation. Life ScriptCounseling Services is located at 500 Helendale Road, Suite 110, in Rochester, NY. Call 585-704-0376 or visit Phone and Skype sessions available.


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Gymnastics Training: Special Programs Meet All Kids’ Needs

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Summer Program July 2 - August 25


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arah Jane Clifford owns The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester Inc. (GTC) She is passionate that “all children deserve the opportunity to participate in a sport. Here, we see disabilities as possibilities. We welcome athletes of all ages, sizes and abilities and provide them with an opportunity to excel, foster independence, and find fulfillment.” In addition to pre-school, recreational and competitive programs, classes are offered for hearing or visually impaired, or autistic students. Three athletes from GTC’s Special Olympic Team recently traveled to Georgia with Clifford to compete in the USA Gymnastics-Special Olympics International Championships and became International Champions. Madeline Csont and Kathleen Holleran took gold in four events, and a fifth for All-Around,. Kim Forcella took home silver in four events and All-Around. They performed routines for vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor. They also demonstrated proper positioning for spotting exercises during coach workshops. GTC offers summer classes or week-long gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, and pre-school programs in a state-of-the-art, 22,000-squarefoot, air-conditioned facility. Classes and camps are available for toddlers through adults and range from beginner to competitive programs for boys and girls. Kids can even create a customized class with friends. The Botsford School of Dance continues to offer classical ballet and dance for the athlete programs, and Fit by Five programs continue to keep preschoolers engaged. Check for camp themes. The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester Inc. is located at 2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield, NY.

• 1/2 Day or Full Day Camps and Summer Classes • Ages 1 to Adult • Expert Instruction • State-of-the-Art 22,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned facility • Safety Certified Instructors

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Beer, Wings and Bowling at L & M Lanes


sauce with a hint of heat. They are one of the best kept secrets in Rochester. They serve burgers, nachos, French fries and onion rings, too. They offer a surprisingly large and fine beer selection, in both bottles and on tap. Many regional and national micro-brewery standouts are available, including all of Anchor’s regular offerings, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Southern Tier Finn and Matt’s, Victory Hop Devil, Victory Storm King and many others. Probably as many people come for the wings and beer as the bowling! Private parties are welcome with advance notice. Open seven days a week, L & M Lanes is located at 873 Merchants Road in Rochester, NY. You can call 585-288-1210, visit, or e-mail them at info@lmlanes. com.

& M Lanes is one of those small neighborhood joints that is a hidden treasure, with cheap bowling, good beer, and great pub-style food. Casual and comfortable, you’ll be welcomed as a neighbor when you walk in and sit down. The small local bowling alley is located on Merchants Road right off of Culver Road in Rochester, NY. The retro ball returns that return the balls above the lane are nostalgic touch, the atmosphere is casual and fun, and the hot wings are really hot! With 12 lanes (six upstairs and six down), open bowling is always available, but lanes are often full with leagues, so call ahead if you plan to bowl. Other features include bumper bowling, darts and Quick Draw. But besides being a bowling alley, the L & M Lanes bar/restaurant is quietly famous for their legendary chicken wings, served crispy and covered in a tangy


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Relax and unwind with us. Celebrate your natural beauty.

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Hair Salon: Haircuts • Hair color • Hi-lites • Perms • more! Spa Treatments: Facial Waxing • Body Waxing • Facials • Body Treatments • Manicures • Pedicures • Massage Walk-ins are always welcome, or call ahead for an appointment at 585-334-3452. 3182 E. Henrietta Rd. • Henrietta, NY 14467 •

Enhance Inner Beauty at Elite Image


lite Image Salon & Spa combines a health and wellness with a day spa concept. The holistic approach featured at Elite Image is based on natural healthy living in a healthconscious society. This is a place where a customer can relax and enjoy being beautiful with who they are. Geared toward women between the ages of 16-65, they address beauty, medical and health topics. “As people age, they become more health and beauty conscious. But there has been an ever-increasing need for the younger generation to feel beautiful and comfortable with who they are,” notes Aletha Steehler. “ We want to let the inner beauty of our customers shine through.” Steehler and partner Angela Mosca bring a new energy and philosophy to the traditional spa concept. Services include a full service salon including: cut, color, perms, hi lites, as well as spa treatments including: Facials, Body Wraps, Waxing, Make up application and more. As Licensed Cosmetologist and Estheticians, Steehler and Mosca provide professional services in a warm, healthy environment. “Our goal is to provide an enjoyable experience for the customer in an atmosphere where the customer will feel relaxed and beautiful,” notes Mosca. Steehleris a graduate of Continental School of Beauty and

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has had her cosmetology license for over 20 years. She has worked in the Financial Services industry for as a Compliance /Operations Manager for several large brokerage firms over the last 20 years. She has an Associates in Business Administration from Bryant & Stratton and is Licensed 7, 63, 24, 9, 10, with FINRA. Steehler’sexperience in the financial services industry brings added support to the day to day running of the business. “Our philosophy is to provide the best service to our customers in the most cost-effective way, while still maintaining professionalism and business success,” says Steehler. Angela Mosca is a graduate of the Continental School of Beauty in the Esthetics program. Mosca is working on her Associates Degree at Genesee Community College. Mosca’s youthful energy and enthusiastic passion provides a core of strength to the business. Elite Image Salon & Spa is located at 3182 East Henrietta Rd in Henrietta, NY. Contact them at 585-334-3452 or visit them online at, www., or www.eliteimagesalonandspa. com.


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Birthright Offers:  A safe haven for any woman who is, or thinks she may be pregnant.  Free self administered pregnancy tests  Friendship and support *All our services are free & confidential!




Compassionate Support for Life-giving Decisions Since 1971, Birthright of Rochester has offered free and confidential pregnancy support to any woman regardless of age, income or ethnicity. Birthright’s focus is on the distressed mother and her baby. Our guiding principle is: “It is the right of every woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born.” Staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, we understand that each woman’s situation is unique and our objective is to help her understand that she has options. We then provide support and advocacy to her through our follow-up program. Emphasizing accessibility, Birthright offers multiple locations throughout the greater Rochester area, and a 24 hour hotline so that assistance is always only a phone call away. Birthright volunteers work to locate and connect clients to key resources within our community, such as prenatal care, emergency housing, legal or adoption services, if needed, etc. We provide


maternity clothes and childbirth classes. Follow up continues to the baby’s first birthday, during which we host support luncheons to share pertinent information, provide a forum for discussion and encourage networking with other mothers. We offer clothing as baby grows, and provide emergency formula and diapers. Birthright needs your support! There are a number of ways for you to get involved. Whether it be through volunteerism, material aid donations or financial support, help us help Rochester’s women and children in need! If you need our support, please don’t hesitate to call. We are here for you! Please contact us via telephone at (585) 385-2100 or for 24 hour support, call (800) 550-4900. Want to learn more about Birthright? Visit HYPERLINK “http://” today.

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Come Join Us at Arete' Gallery to Celebrate

Reception Every First Friday Of Every Month

6:00pm - 9:00pm Come Visit the Gallery and Meet the Artists Enjoy Refreshments

Arete’ Gallery is filled with positive energy and goodwill toward the community. The big front porch is perfect for sitting, talking, sipping hot tea, reading, playing chess or painting. A portion of the proceeds help local families meet their needs. All are always welcome at Arete’ Gallery.

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27 Market Street • Brockport, NY • 585-637-5494

"Not Your Ordinary Art Gallery" THE SHOP & GALLERY HOURS: Wed.-Fri.: 11am- 6pm Sat. & Sun: 12-4pm CLASSES NOW BEING OFFERED MUSIC JAM in the gallery every Sunday Afternoon 12:30-3:00

An Experience That’s Anything But Ordinary


Different Path Gallery began in 2010 with owner Katherine Weston‘s desire for her own studio space close to home. “On a whim, I looked into a building that had been listed for sale and was surprised to find that I could buy the building for a reasonable price,” says Weston. A lot of work, and two years later, she has a gift shop, 2 art galleries, classroom space, four studios rented to local artists, and her own studio space all in that building. The official “shop dogs” are often visiting the space as well, waiting to greet customers. The Gallery Gift Shop carries artwork and fine crafts from over 50 artists. Described as a perfect mix of elegance and whimsy, it lives up to its reputation. Everything from pottery and jewelry to socks and clocks can be found in the shop. All is made in the U.S. or is Fair Trade. There are fourteen local artists on consignment. ”There’s no mass-produced anything here,” notes Weston proudly. Yet prices are remarkably reasonable and can accommodate any budget and occasion. The Main and Upper Galleries host local artists on a monthly basis. Each month the exhibit changes and an artist’s reception is held on the second Friday. But artwork isn’t the


only thing to see at the Gallery. Dance performances, poetry readings and music jams are a regular part of the events scheduled for your enjoyment. From dancing to drumming, you will find something on the event schedule for your taste! Professional artists rent 4 studio spaces in the building and their presence enhances the atmosphere. They often attend events, show their art, and teach classes. Weston also has her own studio in the building and her art is displayed in the shop. The newly formed Brockport Artists’ Guild is housed there as well. The Classroom is used by a diverse group of artists who offer various classes for youth or adults at the gallery, and is used for figure drawing on Sunday evenings. Music jams are also held every Sunday. A new pottery studio is under construction and should be open by late summer 2012. The store and gallery will be closed in July for renovations but reopen in August. Whether you seek fun, inspiration, education, or unique gifts, A Different Path Gallery is the place to visit! Stop in at 27 Market Street in Downtown Brockport or at www.

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The Attraction of Magnetic Hematite Bracelets


cience has established that magnetic energy passes through all material, thus affecting all living things. Magnetic fields surround the earth and protect all living things from harmful radiation. Magnets can increase the blood flow in capillaries, flushing out lactic acid and other inflammatory substances from tissues, thereby relieving pain and inflammation and easing tension headaches and light migraines. Hematite is a natural steel gray or red stone comprised of iron oxide which is the principal ore of iron; in fact, the word hematite comes from the Greek, haimo, meaning blood. This stone is highly effective at grounding and protecting; it balances the meridians, as well as encouraging will power, reliability, courage, and optimism. Hematite also stimulates concentration and focus. In healing, hematite aids in circulation as it restores, strengthens and regulates the blood supply. A wide variety of health benefits have been attributed to magnetic jewelry. Magnetic hematite can maintain the natural charge of nerve cells, thus reducing pain. Many use it to improve quality of sleep, aid the immune system, relieve ailments of the hands, wrists and fingers, and generally enhance physical energy and vitality. Magnetic hematite comes in a variety of shapes: round, barrel, tube, rice, hexagon, twist, and more. Hematite beads can be coated with pastel and ivory colors (called “pearls”), painted with designs over the coating (“Picasso”), or silver-plated. Rainbow hematite gets its beautiful iridescent colors from a metallic coating. Sandy Zohari, Sage-Thyme Jewelry & Design Adorn Yourself with Beautiful Chi • 315.539.0948

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exquisite jewelry booth this summer at these festivals: • Skaneateles Antique, Artisan & Craft Show Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th • Central NY Wine & Jazz Fest Saturday, August 4th • Pirates of the Erie Canal Festival Saturday, August 11th • Dundee Scottish Festival Saturday, September 8th

Contact us to arrange an exclusive jewelry showing at your place. Carol & Curt Schreiner (315) 331-8316 / (585) 721-8316 Community and Wellness Guide


Gingerbread Shoppe Delights with Vintage Treasures


he Shoppe’s three-story building located on Route 31, has a history dating back to 1898. Originally built as a private residence, it soon became the National Freight Bureau near the turn of the century. The WayneCounty gateway from Rochester, the Macedon village was a prosperous canal, railway and trolley town. During the mid century, the building was home to Kelly’s Drug Store. Recently rehabilitated after 10 years of dormancy, the building, like many of the items it now showcases, has now found new life. Laurie Leenhouts and her cousin, Annie D’Ambra, have been interested in history and have been long-time collectors of a variety of antiques. Both were very excited about opening up this new shop. “We especially enjoy creatively repurposing older items. Finding new uses for old objects, and then also decorating with them and other vintage and collectible items, we are able to create a sort of whimsical atmoshere here at the Gingerbread Shoppe,” says Leenhouts. As Macedon village residents, “we saw potential in the declining Main Street building,” adds D’Ambra. Now the cousins who share a passion for Primitive and Shabby Chic styles can work together, close to their homes, and showcase what an eclectic array of refurbished “cast offs” can look like when paired creatively with more traditional historic treasures. When you enter the Gingerbread Shoppe, you’ll feel like you are taking a pleasant stroll into the past. Everywhere you look, you will see that the creative cousins have incorporated things with a glorious past life, like antique stained glass windows and Steiff bears. Antique German and French bisque dolls, from the turn of the 19th century, find temporary homes at the shoppe, eagerly awaiting their new adoptive homes. The main floor includes a variety of antiques, in addition to the antique doll collection,you will find a book room


and other themed areas. A customer favorite, the Blue Room, features blue and white china and accessories. You will also be able to enjoy a scenic view from decks off the Main and second floors. You can’t help but pause at the Ginger Rose Tea Room, located in the front area of the second floor. Visitors often stop there with friends in the Victorian-style tea room, displaying English china and original rose wallpaper, for a cup of tea or coffee, providing shoppers with a convenient spot to relax on their four level journey. Renovations of the second floor also include the installation of a complete 1950’s vintage turquoise GE kitchen. The Attic has a variety of vintage clothing, linens, bridals gowns, aRaggedy Ann collection and a resale items children’s room. The Cellar has tools, wrought iron, and other mantiques. A walk-out from the basement door offers shoppers garden items for sale behind the shoppe. Laurie has been making grapevine wreaths and baskets for many years which are displayed along the white washed fences in the back garden area. The Shoppe is located on 75 Main Street, Route 31, in the village of Macedon. Their current open hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 2-5 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 104pm. For a tantalizing peek, visit them on the web at www.gingerbreadshoppe. com . From the vintage clothing and exquisite linens on the third floor, down to the garden level relics and locally made grapevine wreaths, treasure hunters are sure to find something wonderful. Bring a friend with you, and be prepared to reminisce as you move from delightful treasure to treasure. You will be certain to bring home as a souvenir that will remind you of the happy trip you took to Macedon and down memory lane!

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A Charming Trip Down Memory Lane

Antique Treasures and Vintage Collectibles

await visitors to the Gingerbread Shoppe, located on Main Street in the quaint Village of Macedon. Whether shopping for primitive, antique or vintage home decor, a unique gift, or maybe an addition to a special collection, we are sure you'll find the hunt rewarding!


Tuesday-Thursday 2pm - 5pm Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm


75 Main Street • Macedon, NY 14502

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