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features Life in the Finger Lakes • Volume 20, Number 2 • March/April 2020

Boudoir for Every Woman Photographer Natalie Sinisgali believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful. She has found this through boudoir portraits.

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30 Irondequoit Bay One man’s story

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Architectural Icons Buildings with rich histories that stand as symbols for not only residents of the area, but visitors as well. Cover: Court Street Light, Ithaca, NY Oil on linen, 26” x 30” by Brian Keeler. To see more of Brian’s artwork, turn to page 38.

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contents Life in the Finger Lakes • Volume 20, Number 2 • March/April 2020

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my own words

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throwback issues

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letters

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happenings

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finger lakes regional map

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advertisers

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Off the Easel

Juan Alberto Cruz: How art saved his life

around the lakes – Conesus and Otisco

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Proud Community Clifton Springs

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Nautical A marina makeover

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Product Picks

Uncorked

Our favorite things and where to buy them

Great wine finds

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29 Dining Delicious dishes and where to find them

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Buddy Boeheim – Syracuse’s budding college basketball star

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Chef’s Delight The Red Bird Café with Josephine Matela

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arch. April. It’s that time of the year where winter is still holding on in Upstate New York, yet the promise of spring is starting to show itself. It’s also that time of the year where we are seeking happiness and optimism – sometimes the days of the cold dark season can challenge our inner cheerfulness. What better way to find that happy feeling than through seeking beauty. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It can be seen in the form of a brand new marina on Seneca Lake (page 16). Because of the vision of a group of people, a once dilapidated port has become a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing place to park a boat. Juan Alberto Cruz was a young man in Puerto Rico who fell in with the wrong crowd when he was living in New York City. At the age of 17, he was incarcerated for life. While in prison, he discovered that art was a way for him to create his own uplifting world, and was a way to accept his past and to move on to a better future. Now, he is an accomplished

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artist and a favorite son of Syracuse. Another artist featured in this issue is Brian Keeler (page 38). He grew up in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I grew up not far away, so I can appreciate how much he loved the outdoors and the beautiful scenery of that area. He has since moved to the Ithaca area and is capturing the spirit and vibe of the Finger Lakes Region through his oil paintings. Natalie Sinisgali is a Rochester photographer that specializes in the art of boudoir photos (page 24). She believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful. Sometimes these photos have been used as a gift for the woman’s significant other, but Natalie is taking these photos only for the woman who is in front of her lens. Beauty. It’s what makes life worth living, in all its forms.

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throwback issues

March/April March/April 2018 The wild waves of Sodus Point are featured on the cover of this issue. Tidbit: Learn about the famous artist Arthur Dove on page 54. Question: Where are the best birding spots in the Finger Lakes Region? See page 32.

This back issue is available in print for $5 each. Call 800-344-0559.

March/April 2019 Read this issue to learn more about the iconic horse and buggy in Penn Yan. Tidbit: Is the Seneca Lake Monster a myth? Read all about it on page 14. Question: What lake is a world-class sport fishery for saltwater salmon? Find out on page 22. This back issue is available in print for $5 each. Call 800-344-0559.

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March/April 2017 This issue covers the top ten Finger Lakes trout streams. Tidbit: The art and color that make up a four seasons garden are explored on page 36. Question: What bird in the region is commonly known as a “villain?” See the answer on page 24.

March/April 2016 The shy and elusive wood duck is captured by telephoto lens and showcases the bird’s beauty. Tidbit: Learn how to be a better wildlife photographer by following these steps on page 42. Question: What song by Little Jan and the Radiant was a hit in Syracuse in 1959? Find the answer on page 14.

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Port Byron high school pal sent me the November/December 2019 issue featuring Owasco Lake in the article titled “The Story Behind Each of the Eleven Finger Lakes.” I was so amazed. It was a road map of my life, living and growing up in the 40s and 50s in that particular area of the Finger Lakes. The picnics at Filmore Glen. The scenery was so beautiful. My aunt lived in Moravia. On the other side of the lake was the 4-H camp and close to the end of the lake was the Methodist Church camp. At the end of our stay, we would light candles and set them adrift in the lake in the late evening. So beautiful. The next morning we would clean up. Finally, Emerson Park – the band concerts, 4-H exhibits, the dances and holiday events – brought a lump to my throat. Once there was a huge amusement park in Emerson Park that everyone enjoyed. Thank you for the article! I’m 83 and this story brought back many wonderful memories. — Mary Summerhill

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Music and Nightlife by Arleigh Rodgers

March March 1-31…Month Long Artisan Sale Each March, Artizanns holds a month-long artisan sale, with discounts up to 50 percent. Many of the artisans participate in this sale to make room for their new works coming in the spring. This is an opportune time to get new artwork. Artizanns is open daily all year long, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 118 North Main Street, Naples, NY 14512 585-374-6740 artizanns.com March 21-22, 28-29…Maple Weekend Open House Celebration Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweetest special for the day – Maple Cotton Fluff. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm 8064 Coates Road, Naples, NY 14512 585-775-7770 naplesmaple.com

March 7...Roaring 20s Dinner & Silent Auction 5 to11 p.m. This Roaring 20s themed event for charity is open to the public. Tickets include a buffet dinner, car bash and 50/50 raffle. Music is provided by D&J Music Factory’s DJ Dan. Tickets cost $30 per person, $25 for students. To purchase tickets call 585-746-2608. Valley Oak Event Center 4242 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, New York 14454 Search “Roaring 20s Dinner Dance & Silent Auction” on Facebook

April 11...Mike Lucey Acoustic at Rooster Fish Pub 8 to 11 p.m. The Rooster Fish Pub is a traditional pub that serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Join for some home-brewed ale and finger lakes wines alongside Mike Lucey, a singer-songwriter from Corning. 223 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, New York 14891 roosterfishpub.com March 14...Drag Me 2 the Linden 9 p.m.–12 a.m. This free, monthly event is hosted by the Linden Social Club. Drag Queen Bingo, hosted by drag queen Flora deLis, starts at 8 p.m., and the show itself begins at 10:30 p.m., hosted by drag queens Flora, Fab and Ginger Diamond. Music is provided by pop artist K808. 12 Linden St, Geneva, New York 14456 Search “Drag Me 2 the Linden: March Show” on Facebook March 19–22...The Finger Lakes Thaw March 19, 7 p.m. to March 22, 1 a.m. This multivenue, 21+ music festival features local artists from diverse music scenes. The event is hosted by Sticky C Key, and the lineup includes Lazy Bones, QUAIL and Kyra Skye with more to be announced. Tickets cost $35. 119 E State St and 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850 fingerlakesthaw.com

March 20-22…Pasta and Wine Weekend Self-guided tour around Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines with homemade pasta dishes at 24 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. Groups of 19 or less may attend together without making appointments. Groups of 20 to 40 people may attend this event, but space is limited. senecalakewine.com March 21…Sips and Soups on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Warm up from winter with their newest event, Sips & Soups. Taste many of Keuka Lake’s fine wines paired with savory soups, hearty stews, and chilis. Enjoy an intimate experience before the bloom of spring. keukawinetrail.com

March 31...Schweinfurth Art Film: “Monterey Pop” 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Schweinfurth Art Center and Auburn Public Theater hosts a film screening of “Monterey Pop.” The 1968 documentary details the first Monterey International Pop Festival that started the careers of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding. There will be a question-and-answer after the movie. Tickets cost $10 8 Exchange St, Auburn, New York 13021 auburnpublictheater.org

March 26...Taste of Spain - Rioja 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Seafood restaurant The Krebs, wine expert Daniel George and Executive Chef Patrick Leibacher offer a taste of Spain in Skaneateles with a four course meal and wine tasting. All meals come with a glass of Spanish wine. Tickets cost $90. 53 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152 thekrebs.com

April 18...Open Mic with Baker & Chaapel at Brew & Brats 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy local musicians or join in yourself at this free open mic night hosted by Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery and Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill. Locally brewed beers and cocktails will be served at the event. 6461 BB State Route 64, Naples, New York 14512 brewandbrats.com April 25...Symphony For Our World 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rochester Philharmonic fuses stunning natural footage from National Geographic with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music. The orchestra and choir are performed live. Tickets can be found in the link below. Kodak Center 200 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, New York 14615 my.rpo.org April 26...Root Shock at The Westcott Theater 7 to 10 p.m. The Westcott Theater and Little Rock Music Group Present Root Shock, a soulful and uplifting band that hails from Syracuse. Special guests Stephen Philips Music will join as well. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. The Westcott Theater 524 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210 thewestcotttheater.com

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Juan Alberto Cruz

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n early 2019 Syracuse artist Juan Alberto Cruz, 77, purchased a car with artwork sold from an exhibition. Cruz should have been content but he was broke and worried instead. His distinguished art career was maddeningly unpredictable. There was nothing on the horizon. Then Cruz read a horoscope: Let 2019 unfold for you. “I felt like this

message was talking directly to me. The weight fell off and I felt so relaxed.” He just hoped whatever unfolded would be good. It was. Soon after, DJ Hellerman, Everson Museum’s art curator, contacted Cruz about a solo exhibition. While this seemingly fell from the sky, the museum wanted to showcase an artist with strong ties to its history and the Syracuse

community. “Juan was a perfect choice,” says Hellerman. “He has shown his work at the Everson in the past, he is prolific, and has such a robust career but hadn’t had a large retrospective exhibition.” When Hellerman visited Cruz’s studio he was blown away by the volume and depth of the work. “I remember thinking, wow, prolific is an understatement. This is incredible,” he says. “Juan A. Cruz: A Retrospective” was up by May 2019. Works spanning roughly 50 years included drawings, paintings, murals, and sculpture but his vivid abstracts and collages dominated the show. Surprisingly, Cruz loves sculpting best. “No thinking,” he explains. “My hands just do it.” From tabletop sized to enormous public art installations, he’d do more but it requires expensive materials and lots of space. Plus, “It usually makes a huge mess,” Cruz laughs. Local art lover Gary Grossman purchased one of Cruz’s tabletop sculptures on exhibit. “Much of Cruz’s work is complicated and intense,” says Grossman. “Like most of his pieces this sculpture was strong but it’s a simplistic strength.” Though created in 1980, the carved redwood sculpture (with what resembles an Egyptian eye as its focal point) is reminiscent of an ancient work. To date, Cruz estimates an even split between his representational and abstract pieces in a variety of media.

The Spirits of My Night, 2013 Oil on canvas, 49 x 48 inches “There’s a lot going on in this painting,” says Cruz, but he is unable explain it. “Sometimes there are no words to express a feeling.”

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DJ Hellerman and Juan Cruz at the Opening Reception for “Juan A. Cruz: A Retrospective.” Hanging behind them: Untitled, 2010, Oil on board, 96 x 96 inches

Cruz’s signature abstracts are bold and semi-figurative – often integrating human forms or features. Everson’s Assistant Curator Steffi Chappell writes that “Cruz uses the emotional realities of his past to articulate his feelings about economic inequality and systematic injustice.” To fully appreciate this veiled statement, you must understand Cruz as both artist and human being. Economic inequality? The financial disparities and closed doors he attributes to his Hispanic heritage. Systematic injustice? Cruz was incarcerated at age 17 for life. He would serve 16 years of this unimaginable sentence before art literally saved him. Evolution of an Artist Cruz was 5 when he moved from Puerto Rico to Manhattan’s Lower East Side with his mother, stepfather, grandmother and baby sister. Cruz went from playing freely outside to the confines of a tiny apartment. His main entertainment was copying newspaper comics onto paper bags. Cruz didn’t speak English and fell behind academically. He was 12 when

they moved back to Puerto Rico and Cruz met his biological father for the first time. For five years he went to school, learning to read and write – in Spanish. Cruz was the oldest of six siblings when they returned to New York with his mother. He didn’t want to go but neither his father nor grandmother could care for him. The school and neighborhood were riddled with gangs and Cruz fell in with a violent crowd. A social worker recognized the troubled teenager’s artistic talent and found him a summer job at a greeting card company. Though capable of designing cards, Cruz was relegated to the mailroom. He was mainly off the streets but after a rival gang mistook him for a gang leader, Cruz became the linchpin of a brutal confrontation. Using a borrowed gun, in a melee of other stabbing and shooting gang members, Cruz says he wounded three, and a ricocheted bullet accidentally killed a bystander. Though he says the bullet did not match his weapon, Cruz was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in 1959. “It hurts a lot to think of that person,” says Cruz.

He eventually landed at the Auburn Correctional Facility and stayed to himself for his own safety. Cruz learned English, got his high school equivalency and kept drawing. Cruz says “My body was in jail but my thoughts were in the street and with my family. I wanted to re-do things the right way.” In 1971, Cruz, 30, enrolled in a prison art program led by Everson Museum Director Jim Harithas. He was exposed to formal instruction and began painting how he felt rather than what he saw. He was a star student and, through Harithas, nearby businesses displayed and sold his paintings. The local newspaper reported Cruz’s story and Harithas spearheaded a letter-writing campaign involving local and national artists, which resulted in a commuted sentence in 1975. He was free. Life in the Finger Lakes Syracuse University offered him a scholarship and Cruz took it, though it would take 20 years to attain his degree. Meanwhile, he worked art-related jobs, painted and taught art. Thanks to a series of grants, Cruz traveled to explore the art cultures of Spain, Mexico, Central M ar ch /A pr i l 2020 ~

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America and Cuba. He credits Harithas for his salvation. “I was lost,” says Cruz. “Without art I wonder what would have become of my life.” The late Marshall Reisman, a successful entrepreneur and art collector, discovered Cruz’s work during his incarceration, later found him in Syracuse and purchased several modestly priced paintings. When he inquired about a portrait still on the easel, Cruz bartered the untitled painting for one of Reisman’s company cars. The portrait was loaned to Cruz’s 2019 retrospective exhibit. This transaction elevated the artist’s stature but Cruz still struggled with placing a value on his artwork. He didn’t have any guidance, learned by “doing” and much of his decision-making was “trial and error” – in art and in life. One thing he was sure of was that art saved his life. It became important to him to make the arts accessible to underserved youth. Cruz believed art was the therapy that could lead them down the right path. He’s followed through with his personal mission through extensive involvement in youth-based programs. Syracuse is decorated with Cruz murals, including his latest in partnership with the Everson Teen Arts Council. Yet Cruz, a proud father, asserts two of his finest productions are his grown children. Omar works at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and Mia is a lawyer, wife and mother in New Jersey. Cruz paints profusely because he is compelled to but also out of need. Selling artwork supplements his income. Though he has received awards and accolades from numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the Everson retrospective offered a significant opportunity to show his body of work to a wide audience. “Exhibitions are wonderful and strange,” says Hellerman. “The ripple effects vary and last for a very long time.” Cruz began his 2020 following up on the ripple effects his Everson exhibit prompted from galleries and collectors. He is still painting, of course, and only time will tell what will unfold this year. Contact Juan Cruz at 315-882-9588 to schedule a studio appointment.

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3931 Graywood North, Conesus Lake This classic waterfront home sits on 94 feet of waterfront in the quiet Graywood area of Conesus Lake. Three bedrooms and two baths upstairs include a master suite with an en suite master bath. Each bedroom overlooks the lake. The main floor boast a large living room with gas fireplace and a 3 season room overlooking the water, and eat in kitchen with custom shelving with access to the full porch. The lake level has two more bedrooms (for a total of five), full bath, fireplace, walkout to a full porch and so much more. Be ready to enjoy next summer.

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ith the Sampson State Park Marina, Sessler Companies has certainly taken on a project that is the opposite of demolition. The third generation, family-owned company signed on to revamp and rebuild a state treasure, located on the site of a former World War II naval training station. They used their skills to clear out what remained from the original marina, built more than 60 years ago, and then gave it a complete makeover. “The Sessler family has always lived in this area. We are avid boaters and much of our family and many of our employees live near and around the lakes,” explains Jane Sessler Shaffer, company co-owner along with brothers Craig and Vern Sessler. “Growing up, as a family with our parents, we visited Sampson State Park all the time for boating and recreation. Over the years, the marina fell into disrepair. We had a personal connection to the area, and wanted to see what we could do to restore it. “And we take a lot of pride in what we have accomplished, not just our family, but our employees, and

everybody in the community that goes there. We believe we have built one of the premier marinas in the Northeast,” said Vern Sessler. Digging The company was founded in 1958 by Vern Sessler and his wife Barb, who were 19 years old. The couple began by digging basements with an attentiongetting pink backhoe, which is proudly parked on the front lawn of Sessler headquarters. Sessler Wrecking works primarily in the Northeast, but has stretched its services as far west as Detroit and as far south as North Carolina, offering demolition services for bridges and buildings, both commercial and industrial. “We will go wherever the projects suit our talents,” explains Vern. The company has also branched out with subsidiaries specializing in environmental services, real estate, equipment and, most recently, marinas and camping – a division called SamSen. Currently the division is working on a master plan to revamp the Seneca Lake State Park marina.

Dredging The Sessler team went in and dredged the bottom of the Sampson marina and hauled out thousands of dump trucks full of muck and debris. Their goal was to make it deeper to accommodate new boat styles, including sailboats that have deep keels. The dredging took it from 2.5 feet to 6 and 7 feet deep in its entirety. Bruce Sherman, Sessler’s director of development and public relations, is often asked if anything was discovered

The new marina at Sampson State Park on Seneca Lake.

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This aerial photo shows the entire dredged marina. Thousands of dump trucks full of muck and debris were hauled away.

hidden beneath the water – relics, military explosives, a body perhaps? Not so much. But plenty of fish. “There’s an entrance channel that goes out to the lake; we put a sheeting wall across it and then dewatered it with our large diesel pumps,” Bruce explained. Delivering Along with the new fully revamped marina – which includes 91 slips, a redesigned boat launch ramp, sport ports for jet skis and kayaks, water and utilities, a fuel station, and a pump station, Sessler also provided fully hooked-up amenities for park-goers, seasonal inhabitants, boat owners, and passers-by. Twenty fully loaded cabins with electric, utilities, and water; public and private bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms are expected to open by Memorial Day this year. Plans call for 73 RV slips, both seasonal and transient, and a Ship Store that sells boating essentials. “State parks often use private companies as concessionaires to run their golf courses or restaurants,” explained Bruce. “Marinas are a new venture for them. Not only were they asking a respondent to come in and take over the operations of the marinas, they were also offering land within the park to provide additional amenities for the marinas.” “The parks have been a fantastic partner,” says Vern Sessler, Jr., company coowner. “They have been great to work with right from the regional director to local park managers. As a result, we’ve been able to get a lot of good things done quickly. We signed our agreement in the fall of ’18 and started the marina rebuild, which we completed in the summer of ’19. Ground has been broken for the new Ship Store and the other amenities, slated to be completed in the spring of ’20.” Support for the project has come from Assemblyman Philip A. Palmesano, Senator Pat Helming, and the Friends of Sampson State Park and Marina. “The Friends of Sampson, a private nonprofit group, advocated the state to put more resources into the park,” Bruce noted. “We engaged their marina subcommittee quite regularly. We met with them, had picnics with them, and were attentive to their needs. During the design of the marina, their recommendations were instrumental in the final product.” “It’s fair to say that he was the one who spearheaded this project,” recalled Jane. “He came to us with the idea. He is the one who saw the RFP and said we should do it. “He got excited. Beaming with pride, he convinced us. And he took the helm. He might be at Sampson right now.” “We felt that revitalizing the Sampson State Park Marina was an opportunity to give back,” Vern Jr. concludes. “It’s a place that we spent our whole lives going to. Now future generations can. I think because we are there for the right reason and we work the right way, this worked out really well.”

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t’s a first impression that’s inescapable. The size, quantity, and elegance of the buildings along Clifton Springs’ main thoroughfare soar beyond expectations for a cozy village of just over 2,000 residents. Their heritage is evident … something very special must have happened here, and indeed it did. Foster and the “Water Cure” From Oswego The pungent odor of sulfur once rose from the rocky Lake Ontario brook that flows today under Main Street, bordered by parks Hilton From Watertown Sodus Bay Sodus Point and walkways. The sulfur springs were first discovered by M O N R O E Wolcott Oneida Webster Sodus Lake medicine men of the Iroquois who, according to authorBrockport Arch Baldwinsville Spencerport Rochester North Merrill, “found that the ‘stinking waters’ had strange powers From Syracuse E. Rochester Utica WAYNE to heal the sick and refresh the weary.” Clyde Fairport Macedon Lyons Jordan Solvay Palmyra Fayetteville From By the early 1800s, a scattering of pioneer cabins had Weedsport Newark Syracuse Buffalo Manlius Marcellus risen about the springs. With the 1849 arrival of a young, Caledonia Honeoye Victor Manchester Skaneateles Falls Seneca Shortsville Clifton Falls ONONDAGA enterprising physician, things would quickly change in Springs Phelps Canandaigua Cayuga Auburn Waterloo Avon ONTARIO 10 Lima Bloomfield Geneva 11 that dusty hamlet. Dr. Henry Foster had a vision, and the Union SENECA Springs Livonia 9 sulfur springs in a pastoral country setting fit the bill. Foster Geneseo 7 Hemlock 8 Honeoye purchased property and established his “water cure” venture, Mt. 3 Aurora Morris 1 Moravia a sanitarium with sulfur baths, physical exercise, and rest L I V I N G S T O N 4 CAYUGA 2 Ovid 5 Penn Yan Homer along with proper medical treatment and deep spiritual CORTLAND YATES Interlaken Naples Cortland Branchport healing. The grounds featured sylvan walkways among its Nunda McGraw Groton Dansville Wayland Trumansburg ponds and flower beds. As it became widely known, “The Dundee Prattsburgh Lansing Dryden Cohocton San” was visited by thousands including noted figures of the Cayuga Heights Waneta Lake Marathon 6 Ithaca day seeking the springs’ curative benefits. Burdett Hammondsport Lamoka Lake Avoca From Watkins Binghamton Always open to new medical ideas, Foster’s business Montour Cayuta Lake Glen Falls Bath TOMPKINS Odessa Hornell SCHUYLER prospered as decades passed. In the 1890s, a stunning fiveFrom Canisteo Jamestown story towered brick structure was added, including a glassST NE U B E N Newark Candor Spencer Valley enclosed solarium with a village view, a chapel complete Painted Van Etten Post Horseheads Corning Elmira C H E M U N G with a Tiffany “Last Supper” mosaic, and other amenities. 104

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Clifton Springs Victorian Era Downtown

Shops ~ Arts ~ Services ~ Dining

Annual Sulphur Springs Festival June 5 (evening) & June 6 (all day)

Just South of NYS Thruway, Borders Route 96 Near Canandaigua & Geneva CliftonSpringsChamber.com ~ 315.462.8200

The Kayak Showroom

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By then the enterprise was known as the Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. A recognized model of integrated medicine, the institution ever adhered to Dr. Foster’s founding philosophy: “Good medicine treats the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.” Next to the brook and springs stood Foster’s residence, a stately Victorian cottage, now home to the Clifton Springs Museum and Historical Society. The Legacy of Foster and Others Community pride has been a mainstay in Clifton Springs since its founding. Dr. Foster was much more than a successful businessman; he committed himself to Clifton Springs and its citizens. He was not alone. George Washington Lisk formed a company in 1882 to produce utilitarian goods. The innovative G.W. Lisk Company, still based in Clifton Springs, now designs and creates electromechanical products for varied uses. Over the years, Lisk, his successors, the Peirce family, and others contributed greatly to the village, its pursuits, and its cultural endeavors. That sense of community is evident in the parks and green spaces scattered throughout. Clifton Springs and in the impressive architecture up and down Main Street, much of it recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The Peirce Block and Foster Block may be two of the more unique pieces of architecture in the Finger Lakes region. Each features a building-length portico, elegant overhangs for a row of entrances to a variety of boutiques and businesses – among them gift shops, eateries, and a bookstore that’s been in in the same location for a century. Foster’s landmark 1896 San building escaped the threat of the wrecker’s ball and has been reborn as the Spa Apartments. Its towers still rise, and a traditional row of rockers line its front porch. Behind the imposing building, the modern Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic overlooks the same brook where Dr. Foster’s patients once strolled. Wandering Main Street and Beyond While visiting Clifton Springs’ quaint shops, take note of Village Hall, the Lindner Block, the Village Library and other architectural gems. The library, housed in a thoroughly renovated railroad station, retains original features of the depot: ticket window, decorative archways, and cozy nooks.

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The Clifton Springs Library is housed in a renovated railroad depot. Many of the historic features of the building were retained in the renovation.

Named for its 1871 historic block, Warfield’s is among the most recognized fine-dining restaurants in the Finger Lakes region, always offering the unusual and unexpected. Advancing community culture, the Main Street Arts gallery showcases the contemporary art and fine craft of established and emerging artists, regional and beyond. The organization is dedicated to a comprehensive appreciation of the arts: exhibitions, programs,workshops, juried competitions, demonstrations, and an artist residency program. With such a rich heritage, an organized preservation of village history was needed and undertaken with the creation of the Clifton Springs Historical Society in 1991. Its exhibits and photographs are appropriately displayed at the Foster Cottage Museum, once the residence of Dr. Henry Foster and his wife. Aspects of the Victorian cottage’s décor retain the beauty and feel of that era, and admission is free. Celebrations hold communities together and Clifton Springs has its share. Perhaps the most unique of these is the Sulphur Springs Festival held the first weekend of June. The gala is an annual “tip of the hat” to those Victorian times when the springs brought significant wealth and notoriety to the village. Along with anticipated features – abundant food, music, and a parade – there are ongoing events for all ages: Rotten Egg Run, Croquet Tournament, Duck Derby, Pickleball Tournament, and much more. In honor of that Victorian Era, volunteers model period attire and the tradtional “Sulphur” spelling is used in the event title in lieu of “sulfur,” commonly accepted today. What might Dr. Foster think if he were to stroll in and around the Clifton Springs of the 21st century? He would roam about its parks, business district, and neighborhoods. He would pause to recognize and appreciate so much of what he fondly remembered and helped to create. And he would surely be pleased. Related Sites cliftonspringschamber.com cliftonspringsny.org fostercottage.org sulphurspringsfestival.com mainstreetartscs.org

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Alpaca Reversible Eclipse Cardigan. You can wear this beautiful embroidered cardigan two ways. This soft, warm and durable item is a top-seller. Retail price $130. Find items like these and more at alpacacountryny.com

Cricket on the Hearth presents customized swing sets by Swing Kingdom. Find your child outside exercising their muscles and imagination. cricketonthehearth.com

Reed Homestead Spring is coming! Drape, wrap and layer up in style with this wave scarf. Cotton oversized scarf, perfect around your neck, or on your handbag. $26. reedhomestead.com

“Persimmon and Roses” by Pat Tribastone

is a new 20- by 16-inch oil at the P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery. Redecorating is easy with new artwork. 32 South Main St. Canandaigua. p-tribastone-fine-art-gallery. business.site

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Grab the wheel of the Avalon LSZ, an affordable yet elegantly stylish and brilliantly constructed pontoon boat. Starting at $25,200. seagermarine.com

Antique Revival

Antique Classical American Empire Carved Flame Mahogany Settee, circa 1830. antiquerevival.com

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product picks CabAve Kitchens

Affordable custom cabinets for any room in your home. 7 Lines available. Visit the website to learn more. cabave.com

Enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a wood or gas

Lopi Stove.

Experience them in action at Fireplace Fashions in Irondequoit. fireplacefashions.com

Crown Jewelry

Samuel B Jewelry “Inspired by the beauty of nature and the ancient traditions of Balinese and Thai jewelry craftsmanship, Samuel has made designing stunning jewelry his life’s work.” mycrowndowntown.com

Artizanns

Darryl Abraham, world renowned artist from Naples, creates wonderful, original watercolors depicting heartfelt images of what he sees in the Finger Lakes, as well as other parts of the world in his travels. Available at Artizanns $90 - $265. artizanns.com

The Windmill

Custom crafted mission style solid oak furnishing by Oak Grove Woodworking. Delivery within 50 miles on any furniture set that exceeds $2500. Come visit them at The Windmill. oakgrovecabinets.com

New Sea Ray 190Spx

is fully equipped with trailer and safety equipment, from $39,995 (limited time only)! Smith Boys Marina in Rochester. smithboys.com

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Meet photographer Natalie Sinisgali. The busy owner/ operator of 12-year-old NSP Studio in Rochester shoots weddings, headshots, special events, family photographs and glamorous boudoir portraits.

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oudoir (French for “bedroom”) photos are portraits of women that are sensual in nature. We focus on creating portraits that are designed to make women feel feminine and beautiful – whatever that means to them. Sometimes it involves showing skin, other times it does not. While many women book a boudoir shoot as a gift for a significant other, as their photographer I am taking these images only for the woman in front of my lens. It’s up to her how she chooses to enjoy her images – including whether her images show up in my portfolio or not. My all-female staff and I believe that every woman deserves to feel important, cared for and beautiful in the body she’s in today. Women receive constant messaging surrounding their bodies – the vast majority of it negative. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on advertisements that make women feel like they are not “enough” – thin enough, pretty enough, etc. It fuels the sale of weight-loss programs, high heels, shapewear, makeup, skincare lotions, hair removal systems, and countless other products. In a sea of businesses making a living on convincing women that their bodies are flawed, we are saying just the opposite. We have created a safe, judgment-free, all-female space where women can come and feel accepted, and be celebrated in exactly the body they are in today. Our clients are everyday women. They are not supermodels, or even particularly fancy people. We provide a glamorous experience for women who infrequently indulge in glamour. We find that our largest client base is composed of women who are caretakers – caring for others in their professional and personal lives. They book a shoot as an opportunity to take time and money to do something for themselves. They are nurses and teachers, mothers or soon-tobe-brides, married or divorced – usually between the ages of 30 and 55. The biggest common denominator? They have NO idea what to do in front of the camera. Most, in fact, describe themselves to me as “un-photogenic” or having “never liked a photo of themselves” before. I don’t believe in “un-photogenic.” Everyone can be photographed in a way they find beautiful – they simply need a professional photographer to create an environment where they feel comfortable, and one who is able to provide direction throughout the shoot to showcase their best angles, lighting and poses.

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uncorked Wagner Vineyards Caywood East Dry Riesling This single-vineyard varietal blends three clones separately fermented in stainless steel tanks. An exceptional food wine with vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavors, the 2018 vintage scored 92 points and earned an Editor’s Choice distinction from Wine Enthusiast magazine. $17.99 wagnervineyards.com

Ventosa Vineyards 2017 Pinot Gris

Sheldrake Point Winery 2017 Merlot

Hints of Granny Smith apple with floral orange blossom. Crisp and refreshing with zesty acidity. 100% estategrown fruit. Extended lees contact adds weight to the mouthfeel. Pairs well with alfredo sauce, smoked salmon, chicken and sea bass.

Dried tobacco leaves, gravel, and blueberries dominate the nose. Clove, plum, and craisins intermingle on the palate, carried by black cherry throughout the finish. $22 sheldrakepoint.com

$11.95 or SALE: $99/12 bottles ventosavineyards.com

Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Célèbre Rosé

Atwater Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

Get ready for spring with this slightly sweet sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier expressing ripe strawberry, passion fruit, and pineapple. Aged a minimum of 12 months in bottle before release, producing very fine bubbles.

Skin-fermented and barrelfermented lots completed malolactic fermentation and then aged in neutral French oak barrels for eight months. Exhibits layered texture with deep flavors of Macintosh apple, vanilla crème, and tangerine. Pair with roast chicken or a silky risotto.

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$17 atwatervineyards.com

Varick Winery 2016 Riesling

Lamoreaux Wine 2017 Pinot Noir

Longpoint Winery 2014 Petite Sirah

Grapefruit and apple on the nose with citrus highlights. Delicious with stuffed pork chops or Hawaiian pizza.

A lively, jewel-colored vintage with notes of cinnamon and woodsmoke on the nose. Rich, intense cherry dominates the palate, layered with vivid flavors of cranberry and orange. Pairs well with roasted poultry, root vegetables, and aged cheese.

Aged 40 months in America and Hungarian deep toast barrels. Rich blackberry fruit with roasted coffee bean backbone.

$14.99 varickwinery.com

$40 longpointwinery.com

$19.99 lamoreauxwine.com

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(hint, it’s bü-dwär) Prospective clients call our studio a) unsure of how to say the word “boudoir” b) not knowing if they’ll have the courage to actually go through with doing a shoot and c) no idea where to start with wardrobe. We invite prospective clients over to our studio for a pre-shoot consultation to address all these concerns and more to help them prepare for their shoot. Come the big day, they are greeted with a smile and a glass of champagne. Our hair and makeup artist Chrissy, from Special Occasion Hair Design, begins the transformation in our dressing room. The hair and makeup styling is kept as natural as possible, an elevated version of an everyday look. Meanwhile, I plan the flow of the shoot and decide which outfits will be best. While everyone starts out nervous, it never lasts long. The turning point is when I show our clients the first image on the back of the camera in real time (about 2 minutes into the shoot.) Everyone has a version of the exact same reaction – “Oh my god, is that me?” they ask with a huge smile. For many women, it’s the first time they’ve liked an image of themselves. After the shoot, our clients come back to the studio, usually within a week, to see the photos and pick out their favorite images with the guidance of our studio manager. We specialize in printed albums – as we believe it’s the best way to privately showcase and protect these personal images for our clients. All of our books contain our clients’ favorite images, perfected and artfully laid out by our in-house re-toucher and designer. The album is the culmination of the entire experience and is an indelible lasting reminder of the way she felt during and after her shoot – in a word, beautiful.

Lessons Anyone? I started offering camera classes at my studio a few years ago, based on several conversations with my clients. Many of them had excitedly purchased DSLR cameras, only to have them collecting dust on the shelf after one or two ventures out of the boxes they came in. “Why are there so many buttons?” “Why don’t my pictures look good?” The owner’s manual is NOT a tutorial in photography, and with thousands of videos online geared towards professionals, my clients were left frustrated and unsure of where to start. I designed my DSLR class to teach the fundamentals – which buttons they need, and which they can ignore. The goal of the class is not to make them into professionals, but to instill in them the confidence and skills they need to take pictures of their families, kids’ sporting events, and vacations. My passion for photography stems from the desire to preserve the legacy of my clients, and while I am hired for their “big” events in life, I want them to be able to capture all the special little moments in between. For more information contact: NSP Studio 11 Arnold Park, Rochester NY 14607 585-413-0135 nspstudio.com

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Delicious Dishes Mabel’s Oat Soda Co. Craft Beer Belhurst Castle and Winery, Geneva

Belhurst’s own Mabel’s Oat Soda Co. is the name and craft beer is the game. The three varieties – Honey Blonde, New England IPA and Porter – are available in both restaurants and in Belhurst’s Winery & Gift Shop for tastings and take-home via four-packs and growlers. And the label? Miss Mabel makes a total conversation starter. belhurst.com

Pan-Seared Faroe Island Salmon Filet

Chicken & Artichoke French NY Kitchen, Canandaigua

The Big Tree Inn, Geneseo

The classic chicken cutlet dish topped with Taylor Sherry Cream Sauce is served with spinach over Barilla Penne and sprinkled with Triple Tomme cheese and finished with lemon zest and parsley. nykitchen.com/restaurant

Mild chipotle rub, wilted greens, peppadew mango butter and jasmine rice fritters. bigtreeinn.com

Homemade Creme Brulee Nolan’s, Canandaigua

This savory, sensational dessert is not your ordinary Creme Brulee in a cup. This is served in an edible chocolate cup. One of the many popular, delicious desserts offered at Nolans. nolansonthelake.com

Afternoon Tea Red Bird Café & Gift Shop, Brockport “We know how to cut the crust.” For our afternoon teas, enjoy our delicate finger sandwiches and desserts. Reserve your afternoon tea at the Red Bird. Serving Thursday through Saturday 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Reservations are a must. redbirdcafeandgiftshop.com

Seafood Pasta Rossa Seneca Harbor Station, Watkins Glen

Two pounds of luscious shrimp, clams, and mussels sautéed in their signature pescatore sauce, served over linguini. senecaharborstation.com

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near Sea Breeze, where Irondequoit Bay empties into Lake Ontario. Shaped much like a small Finger Lake, the bay is 4 miles long, a half-mile across and more than 70 feet deep. But unlike any of the Finger Lakes, it has a number of secluded coves, back bays and several islands. It’s surrounded in places by steep sandy slopes, fractured here and there by wooded ravines, carved by tributary streams that have been feeding the bay for a hundred centuries. Its primary inlet is Irondequoit Creek, which originates in West Bloomfield in Ontario County and runs

northward into Victor and through the Monroe County towns of Mendon, Pittsford and Perinton before flowing into the south end of the bay in Penfield. What we know as Irondequoit Bay today was once the mouth of the Genesee River before glacial recession rearranged the landscape. In my preteen years, I explored the Irondequoit and Webster shorelines and got to know both sides pretty well. They were wilder places then, teeming with wildlife, not heavily developed or populated, and there was no Route 104/Irondequoit Bay Bridge spanning the middle of the bay. An old-timer gave me an abandoned 12-foot

In my preteen years, I explored the Irondequoit and Webster shorelines and got to know both sides pretty well. They were wilder places then, teeming with wildlife and not heavily developed or populated like they are today. Photo by John Adamski

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flat-bottomed wooden rowboat and after some scraping, sanding, caulking and painting, I managed to stop it from leaking. With an old pair of mismatched oars, I spent many a summer day rowing around the bay, sort of Huck Finn style, fishing or just exploring intriguing places like Big and Little Massaug Coves, Devil’s Cove and Birds & Worms where a sportsmen’s lodge named for the grouse hunters and fishermen who stayed there, once stood. Other resorts on the bay dated back to the mid-1800s and included

The Irondequoit/Webster highway connection is controversial because the swing bridge pits commuters against boaters for seven months of the year while it remains permanently open to boat traffic only and the highway remains seasonally closed. It’s also a great place from which to fish during the summer. Photo by John Adamski

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the Newport House, Glen Haven, Bay View and Point Pleasant hotels, whose guests were ferried from Sea Breeze first by steamboat and later by gasoline motor launch. Several have long since burned down but the Newport House was demolished a dozen years ago in favor of a bayside condominium project – after being extensively rebuilt at great expense a dozen years prior. Sea Breeze Amusement Park, founded in 1900, sits on a hillside at the north end of the bay on the Irondequoit side and offers fun and an outstanding view of Lake Ontario.

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Irondequoit Bay I christened my vessel the “Skum Skimmer,” for reasons that I will explain, and emblazoned the moniker in silver paint on both sides of its dark green hull. I kept it overturned and hidden among the reeds and overgrown willows behind Hot Dog Row in Sea Breeze, where the bay water came up to the restaurant parking lots, making it easy to get to by bike. If my parents had only known. There were a half-dozen hot dog stands there in those days and the state Marine Park and Route 590, now called Sea Breeze Drive, didn’t exist yet. The bay’s outlet into Lake Ontario was constricted by two low parallel bridges – one a 130foot single-track railway span built in the late 1800s – and the other a shorter two-lane highway bridge that linked Culver Road in Irondequoit to Lake Road in Webster. The highway was built alongside the railroad grade in the early 1900s when automobiles started gaining popularity. As I recall, most of the time the shallow channel flowing beneath those bridges wasn’t much more than 50 feet wide. Historically, Irondequoit Bay’s natural outlet into Lake Ontario had been a half-mile expanse of open water, reaching from Sea Breeze in Irondequoit to Oklahoma Beach in Webster, and hyphenated by a string of sandbars. But in the mid-1870s, when tracks for the Hojack Line were laid along the lakeshore from

Men in suits are fishing from the original Irondequoit Bay outlet bridge back in the day. Courtesy Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum and Science Center

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Early resorts on the bay dated back to the mid-1800s and included the Newport House, Glen Haven, Bay View and Point Pleasant hotels, whose guests were ferried from Sea Breeze first by steamboat and later by gasoline motor launch.

Red Creek to Charlotte, that half-mile stretch was filled in with a manmade isthmus built on top of the sandbars so trains could cross a narrower channel on a short bridge. It turned out to be a blunder that effectively choked off the bay’s natural outflow. When Lake Road was built, the isthmus was widened and the outlet was narrowed even more. Soon squatters began building seasonal cottages on both sides of the highway and tracks; many of which eventually evolved into year-round homes. Today those properties, along with several waterfront restaurants and a marina, are properly deeded. Plugging up the outlet had cumulative adverse effects on the bay. Unable to naturally cleanse itself over the course of a century, its water quality gradually deteriorated and algae, sediments, contaminants and pollution – which often included raw sewage and road salt – accumulated in its once-pristine waters. The effects of eutrophication caused turbidity that turned the water so green during the summer that it resembled pea soup. Even the rooster tails from passing motorboats were green; hence my boat’s name, the Skum Skimmer. I was not inclined to swim in the bay, preferring the clearer water and sandy beach on the lake side of the tracks instead. But I did like to fish there. On gusty summer days when whitecaps rolled in on the lake, the sheltered bay waters

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After the Depression, development around the bay did not boom again until it was reopened to Lake Ontario in 1986. Unrestricted boat travel between the lake and the bay stimulated new interest and started a rush for shoreline development. Photo by John Adamski

remained calm and safe enough for my small boat. I caught bullheads, perch, sunfish, and bass along with a few northern pike and the occasional prehistoric-looking longnose gar. Despite the turbid water conditions, fishing was pretty good. In 1978, the Hojack Line was abandoned, the tracks were taken up, and the railway bridge removed. Only the highway bridge remained. But in 1985, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demolished that bridge as well, as part of a plan to open Irondequoit Bay to marine traffic from Lake Ontario. The project included dredging a wider and deeper navigation channel and constructing two rubblestone jetties that extend more than a quarter-mile out into the lake to prevent the channel from filling in with lake sediment. It was all part of a combined federal, state, county, and three-town initiative to establish a safe harbor and encourage economic development of the bay. After the Depression, development around the bay did not boom again until it was reopened to Lake Ontario in 1986. Unrestricted boat travel between the lake and the bay stimulated new interest and started a rush for shoreline development. Several new marinas with hundreds of boat slips soon appeared. The watery turn-of-the-century summertime playground, which had long ago lost its luster, was once again a hotbed of activity. The sedimentation on the bottom of Irondequoit Bay consisted mostly of high levels of phosphorous, which accumulated over decades and promoted the algae growth that turned the water green. In 1986, Monroe County and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) teamed up to implement a plan to seal off that bottom sediment by applying a layer of aluminum sulfate, or alum, which was methodically spread by boat. The treatments reduced the phosphorous levels by up to 75 percent almost immediately. In 1993, a program to deliver large-scale oxygen supplementation to some deep water areas of the bay was executed to further reduce phosphorous levels. Today, five solar-powered diffusers deliver oxygen to the

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deepest parts of the bay during the summer months. The Irondequoit/Webster highway connection remained severed for 12 years until the controversial Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge was built; controversial because the swing bridge pits commuters against boaters for seven months of the year while it remains permanently open to boat traffic only and the highway remains seasonally closed. Studies are underway to devise a better solution, but so far none has surfaced. In 1986, after a 30-year absence, I returned to the waters of my youth aboard a new 30-foot cruiser, equipped with my U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license and plans to operate a charter fishing service from one of the marinas on the bay. By then, the DEC had established a world-class Lake Ontario trout and salmon sport fishery and I wanted in on the action. I bought my teenaged kids a 14-foot aluminum boat and 4hp outboard motor, which we kept near my slip. My daughter wasn’t interested but my son left his own wake in the bay by fishing and exploring the same places that I did as a kid – without having to row. Irondequoit Bay will never be restored to its historic pristine condition, but its water quality has certainly improved since my days aboard the Skum Skimmer.

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Brian Keeler

Timeless Quality Capturing the Spirit of the Finger Lakes in Oils

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rian Keeler categorizes his work as Painterly Realism, and he typically does plein air painting of landscapes. His landscapes favor scenes of natural and rural settings that evoke a timeless quality. Brian’s love of painting en plein air was nurtured growing up in the Endless Mountains Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He continues to paint along the Susquehanna River, but more often in the Finger Lakes Region during the golden hour – late afternoon. Other favorite locations are New England, Italy and Ireland. Keeler shares his methods with other artists through his instructional DVDs, his recent book Dramatic Color in the Landscape, and workshops which he presents at his North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, as well as at various art associations. These workshops are offered for artists working in oil or pastel and in portraiture, figure painting and landscape. He also gives presentations on Renaissance art and most recently on combining the aesthetic with the ecological, with a nod to Thomas Cole, the proto environmentalist, activist and leader of the Hudson River school of painters in the 19th century.

Left: April Evening, Cayuga Lake at Aurora, NY Oil on linen on panel, 26” x 30” Above: Cayuga Scullers-July Evening Oil on linen on panel, 18” x 52”

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cattered throughout the approximately 9,000 miles that make up the Finger Lakes Region are some amazing architectural gems. They are buildings with rich histories that stand as symbols for not only residents of the area, but visitors as well. Their stories tell the tales of the region as it has changed over time with each new decade. Here are just a few of the many historic and architectural icons that bring pride to the region.

Times Square Building Rochester Originally built as the Genesee Valley Trust, this building has housed banks in the city of Rochester since the cornerstone was laid on October 29, 1929. The building was intended to signify progress and prosperity, says Emily Morry, historical researcher at the Rochester Public Library. Ironically, that day signified the opposite with the crash of the stock market. The building, which was the tallest skyscraper in the city at that point, did symbolize prosperity and housed the Genesee Valley Trust bank and continues to be a home to major banks in the city. The Wings of Progress that famously adorn the top were meant as a sign of optimism, says Morry. Architect Ralph T. Walker was inspired to design them based on an experience he had in Florida in the 1920s. He was playing with a bunch of sea shells and happened to set them on their edges. To him they suggested a sense of flight and upward lift, says Morry. “He designed these Wings of Progress not only to suggest a sense of optimism, but also they were reflective of this era of aviation in which they were built,” she said. The wings have actually served as beacons to aviators in the night as they fly over the city. The Art Deco style signifies the technological progress of the era as well, Morry adds.

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Mark Twain’s Study, Elmira

Cornell Clock Tower, Ithaca

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Mark Twain’s Study Elmira This octagonal quaint building served as a creative space for the famous writer. The space was gifted to Samuel Clemens by relatives Susan and Theodore Crane in 1874. It was placed on property at Quarry Farm that then overlooked the Chemung River Valley. It offered Twain a space to work on some of his most well-known literary works. In 1953, the study was moved to the campus of Elmira College where it still stands today. It is now home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies at the college, and is open for tours for visitors throughout the year. Cornell Clock Tower Ithaca Standing tall on East Hill in Ithaca, the McGraw Clock Tower serves as a famous image associated with Cornell University. This landmark is home to the Cornell Chimes that bring concerts to the surrounding area every quarterhour. With its 161 steps, the tower has served as a presence for students past and present of the university as a

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symbol of their alma matter. The tower contains 21 bells that are rung manually each day by the chimesmasters who are members of an active student-run organization. The chimesmasters play concerts daily while classes are in session and perform a modified schedule during exams and breaks. Rose Hill Mansion Geneva This landmark traces its roots back to when the land was first used as a farm. Bought in 1809 by the Rose family of Virginia, the land originally only had a small two-story house with an attached kitchen, says Kerry Lippincott, director of the Geneva Historical Society. When the family bought the property, they brought with him enslaved people to work on the family’s property, which served primarily as a sheep and wheat farm at the time. The land came to fame later on as being one of the first farms in the United States to be completely drain tiled, which is a technique that helps to control the levels of water in soil. When the land was bought by Robert Swan, he decided he wanted to be a gentleman farmer and had the 20room, Greek Revival-style mansion built in 1839. Although the property began as a meager two-story home, the land

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was once as big as 1,100 acres. On the 27 acres that exist today, the original kitchen from the home now serves as the visitors’ center for the mansion. “You come for the architecture but you stay for the story,” Lippincott says. Black Sheep Inn & Spa Hammondsport This building embodies the design popular in the 1800s known as the octagon movement. This movement began on the east coast and moved west, and consisted of houses made in the shape of an octagon. Due to structural issues, many of these houses are no longer standing, leaving Black Sheep Inn & Spa one of the last standing in the United States, according to Emily Simms, Steuben County Historian. The structure was built by Timothy Younglove, one of the most prominent farmers in the area at the time. Younglove inherited the land the building stands on from his father Cornelius, and decided to build octagon building there. During his lifetime, he kept volumes of diaries outlining the progress of the property, she says. “A lot of what we know about the octagon house is from his diaries,” Simms said. “Being able to hear it in his own words is nice.”

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LIFL: Which dishes are customer favorites? Josephine: The Turkey Apple Panini as well as the Butternut Squash Bisqué are popular. The squash is locally sourced from Martin Farms which is located less than a mile from our café. I go and pick up the squash and in a few hours you can enjoy this meal. We locally source our ingredients in most of our dishes from other farms such as Kirby Farms in Brockport. We recently added F. Oliver’s Oil and Vinegars to our portfolio of vinaigrettes and these have become some of our customer favorites.

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What is your signature dish, a family favorite that most people cook at home, but with your own unique treatment of that dish? I would have to say it is the Red Bird Roasted Chicken Salad! Customers say it’s fabulous, and it is the best they’ve ever tasted. Many people have tried to duplicate it but we combine just the right amount of crunch with our slivered almonds, tartness with Granny Smith apples and the sweetness of dried cranberries. These are situated on organic greens and just the right drizzle of poppyseed dressing. Where did you learn to cook? I learned from my mother and grandmothers, and Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. When I was first married, her book was the go-to for everything! Having come from a large family, it was all hands on deck to prepare the evening meal as well as help out at holidays. My mother was an expert on getting dinner on the table in 30 minutes and my grandmother could whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies in 5 minutes. When we went to visit my grandmother in the Catskills we would arrive just around dinner (planned of course), and she would call my grandfather to go out to the garden and pick two dozen ears of corn. Shortly we were enjoying farmto-table, even back then!

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rewarding professionally and personally. What about the area inspires you? I am so fortunate to be able to work with the local farmers to source our food and to be able to deliver that freshness to my guests. We not only have our regular customers, we also have become a destination and I love to welcome new guests to our café. I am also inspired by the successes of other locally owned restaurants. We work together to insure that all of our customers want to come back to Brockport to shop and dine. What do you like best about your job? I love to see my guests happy! We strive to give great customer service and fabulous food. I like to change up the menu items along with the changes of the seasons. Do you have a “secret ingredient” that you like to put in the food you prepare? “Buttah”

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he Finger Lakes Region is lucky enough to have Syracuse as one of it’s major metropolitan centers. Buddy Boeheim, a budding college basketball star who grew up in Syracuse, shares a little bit of his experiences.

LIFL: Has it been your dream to play for Syracuse Basketball? Definitely. Growing up I didn’t think about anything but Syracuse basketball – going to games. It’s something that was always in the back of mind. I was the biggest fan. It’s definitely been a dream come true to play here. How does it feel to play at a high level as the coach’s son? It’s been great. I’ve learned so much from him and I’ve improved a great deal since I started at Syracuse. Being a Syracuse native, how do you deal with the pressure to perform well in front of the home crowd? I don’t really feel it. The biggest thing I focus on is just playing well and being the best I can. People may expect a little more because I’m the coach’s son – I just try to block it out and focus on winning. Do you have any rituals that you must perform before a game and why? I have to make my last 3-pointer before I finish up warmups. Other than that – nothing special. What are some of your favorite outdoor activities in the Finger Lakes? My dad and I go fishing a lot. I have a lot of great memories of fishing with him in the area. He’s really the first one that taught me how to fish. I’ve become a very avid fisherman and really enjoy doing that with him. What are some things you do to de-stress while going to college? Since I’m from here, I can go home and have dinner with my family. I like to hang out with my friends away from basketball as well. You’ve had the chance to travel all over the world and see a lot of different places. What is it that you like about Central New York? It’s a great area. I personally like the snow. Growing up I used to ski a good amount with my friends – that was until I broke my wrist! It’s a fun area. The summers and falls are great. There’s no other place I would have rather grown up. What are your future plans after you graduate? I haven’t thought about it too much, but hopefully continue to play basketball overseas or here for as long as I can. Then I might be interested in getting into coaching basketball.

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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Experience Two Centuries of Communication Technology Voice of America Station, Titanic Radio Room, 1925 Radio Store, First Transistor Radio, Working Transmitters, First Cell Phone and Much, Much More!

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Open: Tuesday 10am-3pm & Saturday 1-5pm

6925 State Route 5, Bloomfield, New York 14469 585-257-5119 • www.antiquewireless.org

CORTLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Telling Your Stories Since 1925

James Suggett House Museum and Kellogg Memorial Research Center Your hometown source for genealogy and local history! Open Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm 25 Homer Ave. Cortland, NY 13045 – (607) 756-6071 cortlandhistory.org – cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com

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TOUR OUR FARM & BROWSE OUR GIFT SHOP Our alpaca farm is the largest in the Finger Lakes area. You will have the opportunity to meet our herd of 60+ alpacas. Learn alpaca history & care while touring the vintage barns. Individual and group tours.

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March 23… High in Plain Sight: Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention Training 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Officer Jermaine Galloway. This awareness session is unique, in that it provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today’s culture everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you must know what is going on in your community. Geneva High School Auditorium 101 Carter Road, Geneva, NY 14456

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Clute Memorial Park & Campground • Full Hook Ups Including Cable & Wi/Fi

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March 21-22… 6th Annual Bacon on the Lakein 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The wineries have paired tantalizing bacon dishes with Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wines for your pleasure. At every winery, leave a ticket stub in the piggy bank for a chance to win a prize at each location. One lucky person will win a BBQ Smoker! Besides sampling bacon-infused dishes, you’ll sample a wine that complements that dish, and also be offered up to 3 more additional wine tastings. In addition, make sure to visit each of the 14 wineries to be eligible to win a prize at each winery you visit. Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once. 800-684-5217 cayugawinetrail.com

155 S. Clute Park Drive (Boat Launch Road) Watkins Glen, NY 14891 607-535-4438 www.watkinsglen.us

March 28…Auction of Fine Art & Antiques Featuring the Collection of Dr. Ronald & Krista Reed Cottone Auctions 120 Court Street Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1000 cottoneauctions.com

April April 1…Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby Participants must pre-register for the derby. Registrations are open at Sutton’s Sporting Goods on Main Street in Naples during business hours. In addition, the Naples Fire Hall on Vine Street will take entries from 5 through 10 p.m. the night before, and again at 4 a.m. until sunrise when the derby begins. facebook.com/naplestroutderby

Hejamada Campground & RV Park

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April 19…Sunday Jazz at Ventosa Vineyards 1 to 4 p.m. Ventosa will feature local jazz musicians as well as comfort food specials. See the full artist line-up and food specials. See website for details and music schedule. Table reservations are highly recommended, please call 315-719-0000. Note: To maintain our mission of excellence, we cannot do wine tastings due to crowding during live music. 3440 Route 96A – Geneva ventosavineyards.com April 25…”Close to You” — The Music of the Carpenters“ Two performances on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music

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antiquerevival.com of The Carpenters back to the stage with their beautiful renditions of Carpenters classics. Not an impressionist but a tribute artist to an amazing talent, Lisa and her group create a performance that is a trip down memory lane like no other. Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown 24 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY 13045 cortlandrep.org April 30…Celebrity Chef Pasta Night 5 to 8 p.m. Every Thursday, local celebrities will be front and center to serve guests their freshly created dish of pasta. A portion of the proceeds, each evening, will be donated to the charity of the Chef’s choice. At the conclusion of the series, Glenora Wine Cellars will match the donation to the charity that brings in the most patrons. Reservations recommended. For parties of 6 or more, please call 800-243-5513. Veraisons Restaurant 5435 State Route 14, Dundee NY 14837 glenora.com/restaurant/veraisons-restaurant

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Areas of Interest in this issue 1 Aurora (p.38) 2 Brockport (p.47) 3 Clifton Springs (p.18)

4 Elmira (p.44) 5 Geneva (p.44) 6 Hammondsport (p.46)

7 Irondequoit (p.30) 8 Ithaca (p.40, 44) 9 Lakeville (p.50)

10 Marietta (p.51) 11 Ovid (p.16) 12 Rochester (p.24, 42)

13 Syracuse (p.42, 52) 14 Valois (p.41)

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Lake Ontario

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Newark Valley

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Baldwinsville

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Exploring Ithaca’s spectacular landscape with her trusty pal, Tasha, gives Loretta great scenery and even better company. Whether she’s hiking to the heart of the gorge or just taking in the falls, she always enjoys the natural beauty of the area. Living on the 105-acre campus of Kendal at Ithaca not only keeps Loretta connected to the places and companions she loves, but the care she may need someday. And, from here, the story just keeps getting better. Come for a visit and tell us your story. Call 1-800-253-6325 or go to kai.kendal.org to learn more.

2230 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

A not-for-profit continuing care retirement community serving older adults in the Quaker tradition. ©2014 KENDAL

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