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Volume 4, Number 4 â€¢ Winter 2004
F E A T U R E S
D E P A R T M E N T S
MY OWN WORDS
OPEN SKY AND OPEN ROAD
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2004 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
FRUIT OF THE VINE Keep Warm This Winter by Visiting Keuka Lake Wineries
RIDING THE SAILS OF TRADITION
BOOK LOOK 2004 Finger Lakes Reads
SPORT Ice Is Nice
CALENDAR: FESTIVALS & EVENTS
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS & FINGER LAKES MAP
The ice photographs of Ralph Thompson
Glenn Curtiss and the museum that honors him By Kirk House
Boat builder Sterling Klinck of East Hill Gallery introduces us to his craft By Heather Merrell
Below: Keuka Lake, looking west Photo by Steve Knapp
Cover: Snowy terrain along Route 20 near Avon Photo by Dan Nolan
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inter. This season can be a quiet time, a time for reflection and contemplation. For most of us, the outdoor chores have dwindled from gar-
This photo, taken by Jeanne Burke of Dewitt, New York, is one of my favorite entries for the photo contest. Jeanne shot this digital image at night on a street in Skaneateles. dening, grass cutting and house maintenance to shoveling snow and collecting firewood from the shed. Some of us take on different tasks and revisit hobbies of ours that might not get as much attention during warmer months. I personally like to catch up on my oil painting during this season. It’s a cozy kind of feeling, working in the warm studio while the wind howls just outside the window.
Sterling Klinck is a craftsman who lives and works at East Hill Farm in Middlesex. He started out refurbishing boats and ended up creating a boat himself. He enjoys working all year. In fact, he may be even more productive during the winter season. You can read more about him on page 39. Reading good books is a favorite activity of mine, and during the winter months the volume of published material that I read certainly increases. Our “Book Look” department is becoming something of a tradition. Laurel Wemett conducts the reviews throughout the year and puts her thoughts to print for the winter issue. You’ll find a wide variety of books to choose from; history, fiction, guidebook, and children’s stories are some of the genres presented. Of course, the tradition of showcasing local photography in our annual contest is still alive and well. Every year we receive numerous entries from talented individuals, and 2004 is no exception. Flip to page 32 for a diverse view of Finger Lakes imagery. Settle in and enjoy your winter. I’ll see you next spring!
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L E T T E R S Mark, As a longtime subscriber, I am pleased with the excellence of Life in the Finger Lakes. But I think you have outdone yourself with the Fall 2004 issue. Your vision is coming into focus. I am a lifelong fan of Keuka Lake, having spent summers there for over 30 years. I am also a huge supporter of Finger Lakes wineries, as I believe they now are making some of the best Rieslings, Cab Franc, and Pinot Noir of anywhere in the world. And of course the food – so many wonderful places to dine. The photos are fantastic – keep them coming. Mark, Rochester This summer our daughter had a “Finger Lakes Wedding.” The bride and groom are both Thistle (a type of boat) sailors and race regularly at Seneca Yacht Club. After the wedding at Zion Lutheran Church, they walked under an arch made of spinnaker poles. The poles were decorated in purple and green – the colors of the
Thistles and were held up by fellow sailors. This arch is a tradition at sailors’ weddings. The couple sailed across Seneca Lake to the Seneca Yacht Club where the reception was held. A chicken and rib BBQ was held. The tables were decorated with flowers from the Geneva Farmer’s Market and by the guests’ artwork. Deb, Geneva Circle Reader Service Number 153
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and try activities such as ice fishing, snowshoeing and ice boating. The Monroe County Parks Department has donated the entire use of the park for Winterfest. Everyone else participating in the event – businesses, individuals and organizations – do so as volunteers and offer demonstrations, free services, raffle prizes or grants. For more information, visit www.mendonpondswinterfest.org.
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“Light Up Canandaigua,” which was last held in 1999, returns December 9, 10 and 11, thanks to the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is organizing the event, a light competition in which local residents and business owners vie for bragging rights as the best-looking place in Canandaigua. Bus rides to view the entrants will be provided on all three evenings, with Thursday night designated exclusively for seniors. The chamber will also provide maps for those wishing to take a private tour anytime from December 9 through 26. New this year, the chamber will host a free gift-wrapping station on December 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to
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Sterling Nature Center Showcases “Cayuga Naturally”
The beauty of Cayuga County’s streams, lakes, trees, wildflowers, birds and animals are on display in the Cayuga Naturally Photograph Contest at the Sterling Nature Center. The exhibit features the works of 29 photographers who captured their favorite places in the county to hike, canoe, fish, hunt and view wildlife. First place
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Sonnenberg Acquired by New York State
In October, Governor George E. Pataki announced that New York State would acquire Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens in Canandaigua, and designate it a state historic park. That action ensures its continued operation, through a partnership between the site’s existing nonprofit corporation and the state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Under the agreement, Sonnenberg’s employees and volunteers Circle Reader Service Number 101
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would retain responsibility for day-today operations of the grounds and buildings. State Parks would review and approve the annual budget and the hiring of principal employees. The state would also have a role in the operation of the corporate board of directors. The final purchase price will be determined based on two appraisals. Since 1995, the state has invested over $500,000 for the operation and restoration of the facility. Sonnenberg, which includes a 40room Victorian mansion and 10 formal gardens, is part of a 52-acre estate that was developed between 1863 and 1923 as a summer home for New York City banker Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, civic leader Mary Clark Thompson. Opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1973, Sonnenberg is currently run by a nonprofit organization. The site is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Properties.
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The Tioga County Tourism Office was recently honored by the state for producing the “Best Travel Guide” in New York State. On its cover, the 2004 “River Country Visitor’s Guide” features a canoeist floating on the Susquehanna River. Local residents, through the tourism office’s 2003 Annual Photo Contest, submitted vivid photos that are used throughout the guide. Tioga County has been active in promoting tourism for the last 10 years, and received a first-runner-up award from the state in 2000 for its 1999 guide. County travel guides are judged on visual impact, editorial content, layout, quality of photos and ease of locating information.
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This fall a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Cobtree Cottages, a group of vacation houses near Seneca Lake in Geneva. A farmhouse on the 64-acre site is currently being rented
N E W S B I T S out, and plans call for four cottagestyle villas to be built by April. Town approval allows for up to 10. The first four cottages have been christened Cayuga, Keuka, Seneca and Owasco. The developer of the land is Robert Lawty, of Maidstone, Kent, England, who has a similar operation in the United Kingdom. Lawty purchased the property before ever seeing it. Two years ago, Lawty and his family discovered the Finger Lakes after a recommendation from a waitress in Buffalo. The beauty of the area and the friendliness of the people they met attracted them. Lawty said because his trip to this area was not preplanned, he found it difficult to secure family accommodations. “It was then that our vision was born,” he said. “My wife and I had been operating two vacation rental cottages in England and we believed that we could make a success of such a business in the Finger Lakes region.” Lawty has been renting out the farmhouse on the property for almost a year and a half, with a nearly 70 percent occupancy rate. He said he hopes to eventually move into the farmhouse with his family and serve as an on-site manager.
New Wine Guide Recognizes Dr. Frank’s
The Wine Report 2005, a reference guide for wine enthusiasts, has named Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars the “Greatest Wine Producer” in the Atlantic Northeast. Dr. Frank’s has won 32 gold medals in national and international wine competitions in 2004.
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Hammondsport Residents Banding Together to Save Park
P.A.R.K., the Public Alliance to Rescue Keuka, is seeking to create a public park on an 11-acre parcel of land in the town of Urbana, in which the village of Hammondsport is located. The group is seeking private funding to purchase the land, an abandoned railroad property on the shore of
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Keuka Lake. Based on current appraisals, $1.35 million is needed to purchase the property from B&H Railroad shareholders. According to P.A.R.K., over 70 percent of responders to a questionnaire mailed to citizens of the community want the parcel to become a park. A film is being created by Mark Naples of Stress Medicine to help raise awareness of the project. Area residents and tourists will be able to view it on the Internet, at fundraisers and in other public places. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.hammondsport park.org or call 607-776-2633.
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Finger Lakes Threatened by “Sprawl Without Growth”
The Genesee/Finger Lakes region is suffering from a “sprawl without population growth” phenomenon, according to Evan Lowenstein, director of the Common Good Planning Center. That organization works in the nine-county Genesee/Finger Lakes region to promote land use and development that is economical, ecological and equitable. To demonstrate the phenomenon, Lowenstein cites the following example: From 1992 to 1997, the upstate population grew only one-half of one percent, while during the same period 14 percent more land was developed. That means the area is developing its land at over 25 times the rate of its population growth. “As cities and villages lose residents and businesses to outlying towns, we lose the vitality of those ‘cores,’ while the rural areas are besieged by development that threatens their rural character and ecology,” Lowenstein said. There are many reasons for this pattern, as well as alternatives. “Revisiting outmodeled plans and zoning codes, and planning for land use and development more regionally are important ways to shift us to smarter growth,” he said. More information can be found on the Common Good Planning Center’s website at www.cgpc.org.
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Happy Trails to You By Tina Manzer
Using the highly successful network of New York State wine trails as a model, an energetic group of health practitioners, tourism professionals, historians and entrepreneurs hopes to work the same kind of magic with spas.
n May, 2003, The New York Spa Promotion Alliance (NYSPA) was formed to support communities interested in revitalizing and restoring their historic spas. At one time, spas made towns like Avon, Clifton Springs and Dansville famous. Along with its revitalization help, NYSPA plans to organize the spas and health resorts along “trails” so that they can be promoted collectively. Similar trails of
wineries helped the Uncork New York campaign jump-start the state’s burgeoning wine industry in the early 1980s. Alliance members believe it will pay off in a big way for everyone involved. Given the nationwide trend toward preventing illness and promoting fitness, the tourism potential is enormous. The group hopes that it will spawn economic development and increase revitalization efforts. In addition, because they will be so accessible, the natural health therapies will improve the well-being of residents. For the past year and a half, NYSPA has researched spas across the
state, both active and inactive, and visited historic communities to discuss the feasibility of spa revitalization. They’ve also made an inventory of the state’s natural springs. Charlotte Wytias, manager of The Springs of Clifton, and an NYSPA leader, has scheduled a Spa Symposium on May 19, 2005, when the group plans to present its findings to the state’s elected officials, offices of economic development, tourism leaders, entrepreneurs, historians and others. Did New York invent spas? At one time, New York State was a natural medicine mecca. People from all over the country traveled here by the trainload to take advantage of such innovative treatments (at the time) as massage, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, physical activity and nutrition. Some historians believe that the practice of natural medicine was invented in New York. Thomsonian Herbalism, hydropathy and hydrotherapy, homeopathy and naturopathy, and a host of other natural cures originated in New York. The 1914-1915 edition of Polk’s Medical Register and Directory of North America listed no less than 115 sanitariums across the state that treated ailments ranging from tuberculosis to nervous and mental diseases. Among the biggest were Clifton Springs Sanitarium, Dansville’s Jackson Health Resort, and Sheldrake Springs Sanitarium. New York quickly became the host of the first thriving spa industry in the country, and remained its leader until traditional Western mediCircle Reader Service Number 117
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cine forced natural cures to “go underground” 60 or 70 years ago. Most of the sanitariums, in their original form, did not survive. But since the 1960s, natural medicine has been experiencing a slow and quiet resurgence, as more and more people realized that Western science was not the only game in town. In 1992, The New England Journal of Medicine reported that increasing amounts of out-of-pocket money were being spent on “alternative” therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic. A 1996 update showed those numbers still climbing. The Springs of Clifton Through it all, Clifton Springs remained an innovator in healing and wellness. Within the traditional medical hospital that he started in 1850, Henry Foster, M.D., made it a center for
The International SPA Association (ISPA) provides an interesting snapshot of the industry. Here are some facts from a 2002 report. 1. People see spas as more than a “pampering” experience, and think of them as a requisite to staying healthy and looking good. 2. Consumers want simplicity and are returning to more traditional spa treatments. 3. The Eastern/Asian influence continues to be very strong and impacts products, services and spa design. 4. The number of spa locations in the U.S. has doubled every four years. In the past eight years, they’ve increased by an average of 20 percent annually. 5. Mineral springs spas are growing faster than the industry average.
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water cures. He continued to expand its therapies, then built a sanitarium that offered the best of conventional, natural and physical medicine. A pioneer in mental health, he believed that the mind, body and spirit were one, in health, illness and healing. A new building with physicians’ offices and expanded hospital services was erected in 1926, and in 1971 a modern hospital was dedicated. The medicine practiced there was decidedly conventional Western, but Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic always maintained its spiritual core. As interest renewed in some of the original treatments practiced by Dr. Foster, plans were made for The Springs of Clifton Integrated Health Department. As a wing of the hospital, The Springs reopens the sulphur baths, and also offers acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, chiropractic, classical
Chinese medicine, Hatha yoga, healing touch, holistic nursing consultations, massage, medical hypnosis, QiGong, Taijiquan, and nutritional and spiritual counseling. The New York Spa Promotion Alliance is currently being funded through Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. “Thanks to its sulphur springs, the village of Clifton Springs has a long history of health and healing,” said Valerie Knoblauch, director of tourism for Ontario County, and NYSPA participant. “The practitioners there were really the impetus for the spa trail.” There must be something in the water The secret’s in the springs. New York State is loaded with them. Their wonderful curative and rejuvenating powers were enjoyed by generations of Native Americans well before white pioneers discovered them and built entire settlements around them. Geological reports credit the state with “a larger number of localities than any of her sisters in the union,” notes the book Mineral Springs and Wells of the United States. It adds, however, that our state’s springs may be documented and studied more than others because of the success of Saratoga Springs, one of the oldest resorts in the country. Some springs are known for their purity, and others are praised for their high mineral content, so high that in many cases that you can smell it in the air. Research has shown that sulphur waters effectively treat a variety of illnesses including rheumatoid conditions, respiratory illness, some metabolic disorders and many skin diseases. Whether you drink it, inhale it or bathe in it, experts have recognized that New York State spring waters have the same potential as New York State grapes – they can form the backbone of a unique industry that has potential for development all over the state.
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The Wineries of Keuka Lake 1. Keuka Spring Vineyards 2. Rooster Hill Vineyards 3. Barrington Cellars/Buzzard Crest Vineyards 4. McGregor Vineyard Winery 5. Keuka Overlook Wine Cellars
6. Chateau Renaissance 7. Bully Hill Vineyards 8. Heron Hill Winery 9. Dr. Konstantin Frank’s 10. Hunt Country Vineyards
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here is nothing better to take the chill out of a winter day than a taste of wine next to a warm hearth overlooking the placid landscape along the shores of the Finger Lakes. The wineries along the Keuka Lake wine trail offer robust as well as 1 delicate wines to suit the palates of wintertime entertaining. Visitors to Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport will feel as if they have arrived through the proverbial woods to Grandmother’s house, as the refurbished barn and surrounding fields have been in the Hunt family since 1820. One can enjoy a walk or a hay wagon tour through the vineyards or appreciate the quiet solitude and amazing views from high above Keuka Lake. Since the first vineyards were planted in 1904, the site has expanded to a 4000-square-foot facility, capable of accommodating browsers, travelers and wine enthusiasts under one roof. Hunt Country produces wines that are well-suited for crisp afternoons, specializing in full-bodied, oak barrel-aged wines that can stand alongside a hearty meal. Especially tempting are the Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, with hints of fruit accompanying a mellow finish. Hunt Country’s dessert wines are a complex and tasteful finale to a flavorful meal. The native grape flavor of the “Foxy Lady” wines are refreshing accompaniments to casual entertaining. Proceeding north on Route 54A through the village of Penn Yan, and
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continuing south on Route 54 will lead a visitor to the new location of Keuka Spring Winery. Its exterior features panoramic views of Keuka Lake, while the interior is spacious and bright, yet cozy. Owners Len and Judy Wilberger succeed in providing a friendly and professional atmosphere for their customers. Says Judy, “It’s not just about the wine…it’s about how you’re treated, how the staff gives suggestions on how to serve the wine, how your questions are answered.” Particular specialties of Keuka Spring’s collection are the dry, soft red Lemberger as well as the mellow Cabernet Franc with subtle raspberry overtones. The Celebrate is aptly named for its versatility for soothing or spicy dishes, and the Gewürztraminer is a well-crafted, dry, zesty companion to light entrees. Just south of Keuka Spring is Rooster Hill Winery. A broad, roomy veranda invites a visitor to appreciate the picturesque view of Keuka Lake, while the tasting area with its circular oak bar offers ample space to chat with the staff or fellow visitors. The airy gift shop features farm and rooster themed gifts and accessories (naturally!). Rooster Hill focuses on quality and specialty reds, particularly their Cabernet Sauvignon for roast lamb and grilled foods. Owners Amy and David Hoffman state, “We fell in love with Keuka Lake at first sight, and we know visitors will experience the same deep sense of peace that it and the surrounding region offer anyone who visits it.” Continuing south on Route 54 is Barrington Cellars, a small, familyowned-and-operated winery in the town of Barrington. Visitors can enjoy affordable quality Labrusca (native), French-Hybrid, and Vinifera wines made from grapes grown at Buzzard Crest Vineyards or from grapes of a few close neighbors. Aficionados of fruity wines will find favor with the Niagara, Bliss, and Isabella Ice wines. Further along Route 54 south, a
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left turn onto Hyatt Hill Road followed by another left turn onto Dutch Street will bring a visitor to MacGregor Winery. Visitors are invited to linger on an enclosed tasting deck, featuring background Celtic music and a visit from Bacchus the cat. Here, visitors can enjoy the sweeping view of Keuka Lake while enjoying a wide selection of award-winning Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Vignoles, Muscat Ottonel and Cayuga from its extensive wine list. Unique to the area and grown by MacGregor and very few others in the country are hardy Russian Vinifera: Sereksia, Saperavi and Rkaziteli. MacGregor prides itself on treating customers like family. Knowledgeable and patient commentary is provided about their wines, in addition to vertical tasting where one can sample different vintages of the same wine. Crayons and drawing paper are also provided for those with children. In addition, throughout the year, McGregor Winery celebrates the release of their new wines with creative, compatible treats so visitors can enjoy new wine and food sensations. Of course, a tartanthemed winery would not be complete without a Robbie Burns supper in late January, celebrating the birthday of the Scottish bard. The assistant manager describes the success of MacGregor Winery as “working with the most up-to-date grapegrowing and wine-making techniques to produce wines that best express the unique character and quality of our vineyards. Our wines are hand-crafted, and started on the vines. We don’t overcrop, so we make half the wine that’s twice as good.” Keuka Overlook is just around the corner from MacGregor’s on County Road 17 (Bath Road). A visitor shouldn’t let the unassuming rustic facility influence his or her appreciation of their small but vibrant collection of wines. Owners Bob and Terri Barrett feature bold and complex wines such as their Cabernet Franc and
Cabernet Sauvignon. These same varieties are mixed with hints of raspberry and chocolate to create their scrumptious Cabernet Franc Amarone, a meaningful dessert by itself. The Chardonnay is a unique, barrel-aged, full-bodied wine with distinct pineapple and honeysuckle aromas. A drive along the east side of Keuka Lake, going south along 54, will bring a visitor through the quaint village of Hammondsport. Signs on the way out of the village will lead to Chateau Renaissance on Hatchery Road (County Road 88). Upon seeing the European chateau in the midst of extensive vineyards, one realizes the importance of its family tradition in the “methode d’champenoise.” With jazz playing in the background and a diorama from the Louire valley above the tasting bar, Patrice DeMay encourages his patrons to savor unusual and impressive champagnes, varying from vintage whites to new “niche” wines made from 100-percent fruit. “Only in the U.S. do people save champagnes for special or formal occasions…in Europe champagne can go with everything.” Visitors who are hesitant to try champagne will find the “doux” line of champagnes a welcome, luscious surprise to accompany even the most familiar meals. While exploring the west side of Keuka Lake, a visitor can follow County Road 88 to Route 54A to Heron Hill Winery. Its airy yet gracious tasting room features a breathtaking view of Keuka Lake. The background of world beat harmonies combines well with Heron’s Hill’s extensive gallery of wines. The Eclipse is a full-bodied, velvety, red wine with flavors of cherry and currant. In contrast, the Semi-dry Reisling is delicate yet complex, sweet yet crisp, with a flowery and fruity bouquet. Winemaker Thomas Laszlo specializes in wines that the Finger Lakes are known for, such as its Reislings. “We’ve changed how we’ve marketed ourselves and operated in the past to
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help people feel that wine is accessible to everybody”, stated LeeAnn, a personable and professional sales representative on this writer’s visit. With that in mind, Heron Hill has its Blue Heron Café, with the expertise of the chefs from the locally wellregarded Village Tavern in Hammondsport. Its elegant facility is also available for private or formal events and gatherings. “Wine should be fun but educational,” continues LeeAnn. “We want people to appreciate that wine is an experience.” The final stop on the Keuka Lake wine trail has been instrumental for bringing the idea of a wine industry to the Finger Lakes. In 1962, Dr. Konstantin Frank designed the first Finger Lakes winery to produce truly world-class table wines. His Reisling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon and other European varieties formed the backbone of highly regarded wines and champagnes. Visitors will feel right at home in Dr. Frank’s tasting room, reminiscent of parlor conversations on a Sunday family visit. In addition to vintage viniferas, the Cuveé Blanc is a dry, elegant, smooth accompaniment to all dishes calling for a dry white wine. The spicy Rkatsiteli evokes herbs, strawberries and fresh ground pepper, a wonderful companion to salmon or grilled tuna. For those seeking more versatility, the Salmon Run line of wines offers award-wining taste at a great value. Despite the chill in the air and snow on the ground, winter can be a great time to travel and relax over the composition and craftsmanship of a fine wine. The Keuka Lake wine trail is welcoming and open for visitors to enjoy the fruits of the harvest in any season.
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Finger Lakes Reads By Laurel C. Wemett
here continues to be many books by local authors to include in this annual feature. It is encouraging to see “local author signings” at locations other than libraries of course, such as at Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellar and the South Bristol Cultural Center. These gatherings provide exposure for new and seasoned writers. Hopefully, this trend will continue. If these reviews pique your interest, it’s worth mentioning that many of these authors have other books to their credit.
Wolves & Honey, A Hidden History of the Natural World By Susan Brind Morrow Houghton Mifflin, 2004 www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com
his is a captivating work based on the author’s years growing up in the Finger Lakes region. Susan Brind Morrow brings keen powers of observation to bear on the area, especially Geneva and Seneca Lake.
fragrant in the sun, to a shack of weathered boards in a wooded dip beside a creek.” Morrow makes connections with the history of the region, ranging from General Sullivan’s campaign against the Iroquois to the beginnings of the women’s rights and spiritualism movements, to the scientific development of agriculture. Such details provide the book with a strong sense of place and will sharpen the reader’s own perception of the region. The Feathered Crown By Marsha Hayles Illustrated by Bernadette Pons Henry Holt & Company, 2002 www.henryholt.com
uthor Marsha Hayles says that while walking her dog and bird watching along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, she was reminded that books so often feature the colorful male birds
The book is a tribute to two friends who die tragically, one a hunter and beekeeper, and the other a trapper. The reader sees the natural world they inhabited through the author’s formidable descriptive skills. Morrow, a classicist, linguist, and translator of ancient Egyptian folklore and mythology, demonstrates an evocative use of language, as when she describes the land her father once owned: “On our land a mud path led through tall white pines, deliciously
instead of the less vivid females. This prompted Hayles to write a children’s story featuring mother birds of many different varieties that flock together (Continued on page 46)
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Face of Winter
F R O Z E N I M A G E S Photographs by Ralph Thompson
alph Thompson is a photographer/artist who resides in Canandaigua. He owned a contracting business for over 26 years in Washington, D.C., and has been shooting pictures on and off since the late 1960s as a way of expressing himself. In 1999, Ralph left his general contracting business and moved to Oklahoma when his wifeâ€™s employment was relocated there. At that time, Ralph began to aggressively pursue his passion for photography. He freelanced for an Oklahoma City newspaper, The Black Chronicle, where he covered events that included the dedication ceremony of the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, dedication ceremony for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center Museum, 4th Foreign Policy Conference with Mikhail Gorbachev, and the IGA US Indoor Tennis Championships. Ralph captures photographic images around him no matter where he is. He finds beauty portraying nature, events, people and cityscapes. Ralphâ€™s upcoming 2005 schedule includes five photographic exhibits and artist lectures of his Frozen Images: Ice Art Series in five Finger Lakes counties. The upcoming events will be held at the Geneva Free Library, Penn Yan Public Library, Seymour Public Library, Waterloo Library & Historical Society and the Macedon Library. Please call your library of choice to learn more about the exhibits. WINTER 2004 ~
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Reeds in Ice
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Ice Is Nice By Todd Miner, Cornell Outdoor Education
Finger Lakes climbers are hoping that ice climbing eventually becomes a mainstream winter sport.
ike Cross leans out from a dead vertical column of blue-tinged ice to peer ahead. The ice above bulges out beyond vertical. He quickly looks down at his belayer, double checking that the rope is tight and takes a huge breath. Then, with quick but confident moves he pulls a boot out and away from the ice, hanging on his two ice axes, their lethal-looking picks buried in the ice. Cross moves his foot up 18 inches and lightly – almost delicately – kicks his metal-spiked crampon into the ice. He repeats the move with his other foot until he is crouching, his body in a tensed X. Cross suddenly pulls out one of the ice axes, at the same time moving from his crouch to standing straight up. His reach now longer, Cross gracefully swings his freed axe above his head, and with a snap of his wrist, pops it into a slight depression in the ice. Ice crystals, explode out from the wall to form ephemeral diamonds, flashing in the weak winter sun. The tool makes a satisfying deep “thunk,” Mike Cross climbs Tinkers Falls near Cortland, one of the few legally open locations to ice climb in the Finger Lakes region. Photo by Todd Miner
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almost two feet above where it previously resided. Replicating the move with the other ice tool, Cross is on the bulge, the crux of the climb. His belayer, carefully watching the action and playing out the rope as Cross ascends, shouts up, “Nice move, Mike, you got it now!” Cross grins briefly, before looking back up the ice and slowly continuing his ascent. Cutting-Edge Climbing Ice climbing is a relatively new sport, one that grew out of alpine mountaineering. As climbers began to ascend steeper and increasingly daunting peaks and faces, snow gullies and glaciers became more appealing routes. Climbers evolved their tools and style to take advantage of the new medium. Hobnail boots began to be replaced by crampons, the metal spikes attached to climbers’ boots. Axes that were little more than three-footlong, straight poles used for balance, became shorter, with dangerous-looking teeth cut into their business end. Once climbers realized how effective the new tools and techniques were, it wasn’t long before they began to use them on the ice of frozen waterfalls, and anywhere else there were cliffs and winter temperatures. The Finger Lakes region, and Ithaca in particular, have world-class ice and, more significantly, accessible ice. No other place has the variety and amount of ice one can walk to with a cappuccino still hot. Ithaca and the Finger Lakes could be – should be – the ice capital of the Central Northeast. More Ice Needed Unfortunately, only a very small percentage of the great ice in the region is legally open for climbing. Hundreds of local ice climbers would benefit greatly if more local ice was accessible. Instead of having to drive up to the Adirondaks in the winter, they could recreate in their own backyard public lands (and perhaps eventually some private lands, too). Not only would healthy recreation be provided, local dollars would be kept in the community. However, it is not just climbers who would benefit. Residents, visitors and the local economy would also be winners. In 2004, local climbers highlighted ice climbing at (Continued on page 59)
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Open Sky an OpenRoad
The orange and yellow biplane is a 1919 Curtiss Oriole; the silver biplane is a 1917 Standard J-1 (not a Curtiss), on loan from the Henry Ford Museum.
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By Kirk House Photographs courtesy of TomWatsonPhotographer.com
ne thing above all else catches the eye at Hammondsport’s Curtiss Museum: wings. They may be big, but they’re also fragile – fabric stretched over wooden frameworks and braced with wire. Glenn Curtiss bet his life on those wings, a hundred years ago, and won.
1913 Curtiss Model E
The Father of American Aviation Curtiss was already a famed motorcycle racer and manufacturer before he took up airplanes. Indeed, one reason he turned to the skies seems to have been that he’d
done everything a man could do on two-wheelers – including roaring down Ormond Beach at 136 miles per hour, on the world’s first V-8 motorcycle, in 1907. Teaming up with Alexander Graham Bell and others to create flying machines, Curtiss quickly leapt to the forefront of the fledgling industry. Working out innovations still found on today’s aircraft (up to and including the Space Shuttle), he took the speed prize at the world’s first international air meet (in France) in 1909. By 1911 he was creating the first practical
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seaplanes, and he became a multimillionaire in World War I, capturing perhaps three-fourths of America’s aviation business.
Nellie Cox) celebrate America’s pioneer women pilots. In fact, Rochester’s Blanche Stuart Scott became America’s very first woman pilot, at Hammondsport, in 1910. Her flying hood and gauntlets are proudly showcased in the women aviators’ gallery.
A Visit to the Museum A few steps into the Curtiss Museum takes you back to the dawn of Detail of the 1913 Curtiss Model E the 20th century. Hundred-year-old Curtiss motorcycles, some of the oldest such machines in A Hub of Activity the world, strain to get out once again and tackle the hills Hammondsport before World War I was an “airplane labaround Hammondsport. The Curtiss Jenny (pictured on oratory,” where villagers rubbed shoulders with Alexander page 28), in army training colors from the Great War, waits Graham Bell, dirigibles circled overhead, and young people patiently for a student to creep into the front cockpit. The casually discussed the experimental airfoils being tested with postwar Curtiss Seagull flying boat (owned by Evengeline seaplanes on the lake. Most of the action passed away after Dahlinger) and Curtiss Oriole (like the one owned by the war, when Curtiss built giant new factories in Buffalo, but
Curtiss motorcycle shop circa 1909 (the V8 machine in the window is Curtiss’ 1907 134 MPH world record holder)
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it was still a living memory when forof early Curtiss aircraft – and take mer Curtiss machinist Otto Kohl them into the air. Flights of the “June opened the museum in 1961. Bug” (pictured on page 28) in 1976, Otto’s cramped collection is a Model E flying boat (1999) and Curtiss memory itself now, as the museum Junior (2000) are still remembered spreads its wings in a 56,000-squarewith excitement. In September the foot facility on the edge of the village. museum flew a reproduction 1911 But visitors still get “up close and per- 1908 Curtiss V-Twin with a wicker-chair sidecar Curtiss float plane that became “A-1,” sonal” with airplanes of the same types the very first U.S. naval aircraft. as those flown by such aviation greats as Charles Lindbergh, After the first world war, Curtiss himself was less involved with aviation, but his company (which is still Amelia Earhart, and Bessie Coleman. In fact, individual airactive today) remained the biggest name in the field. One of craft in the museum were personally flown by such pioneer their biggest successes was the 1928 Curtiss Robin, a goodaviation heroes as Glenn Curtiss, Jack Vilas, “Windy” Smith handling, easy-maintenance, closed-cabin monoplane that and Harvey Mummert. proved its worth spectacularly in 1938. Douglas Corrigan While about half the aircraft in the collection are origi“accidentally” flew his Robin solo from New York to Ireland, nals, museum volunteers also make painstaking reproductions
A reproduction of Curtiss’s famous “June Bug” from 1908 cheerfully insisting that he’d been headed for California when he got lost in heavy clouds. Since aviation officials had repeatedly rejected his transatlantic flight plan, more than a few people were skeptical, but “Wrong-Way” Corrigan became an instant international folk hero. The museum’s Robin is the same model as Corrigan’s. Helping the War Effort In World War II, of course, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation was a big builder of Allied equipment. Mounted outside is a C-46 Curtiss “Commando,” one of the huge twin-
engined cargo planes that flew “over the Hump” of the Himalayas to keep China in the war; the U.S. military was still flying Commandos in Vietnam. The “Flying Tigers” of World War II fame flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawks in China, working on gravel and under camouflage netting, just like the reproduction P-40 on exhibit. Since Curtiss was very much a man of his village, the museum also tries to recreate a slice of daily life “Over Here” in World War I, besides celebrating the winemaking history of Keuka Lake with its own gallery. An even more lavish gallery shows off some 400 treasures that Mrs. Curtiss gathered for
1917 Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”
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Fourteenth Annual Doll House, Miniatures and Model Train Show Nov. 19, 2004 though Jan. 21, 2005; Ninth Annual “Childhood Memories” Miniatures Vendor Show Saturday, Nov. 27. Museum open seven days weekly, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.
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As a community museum, Curtiss is full of surprises. Each year in the holiday season the galleries are host to an outstanding collection of doll houses, miniatures, model trains and antique toys. Besides the sheer numbers, the variety can be staggering. Elaborate hand-crafted dollhouses shine alongside mass-produced cardboard units from the Baby Boom. A 19th-century Bliss House with lithographed wallpaper shares space with rough-hewn folk Photo by Kirk House toys. Easily half the miniaturists are men, and the exhibit often includes an elaborate miniature sawmill, in addition to model trains of every scale. The permanent exhibit includes an extensive antique doll collection. One museum trustee recalled an elderly lady in a wheelchair pressed against the glass, whispering, “I had a doll just like that one” – happily carried across the decades.
Curtiss Curtiss Museum is on State Route Museum 54 just southeast of the village of X Hammondsport Hammondsport – look for the huge Curtiss C-46 “Commando” from Bath World War II at the entrance! Hammondsport is about 15 minutes from Exit 38 on I-86, formerly Route 17 or the Southern Tier Expressway. Visitors from the Rochester area may take I-390 to pick up I-86. Those coming from the east on the New York State Thruway might get off at Geneva, follow Route 14 to Penn Yan, then go south on Route 54.
Getting the Big Picture Tom Watson and his partner, Rob Howard, specialize in large-format digital photography and panoramas. They use an ultra-high resolution digital system and a proprietary camera to produce single photographs and continuous panoramas. The digital output of this system is sharper and more colorful than film. All of the larger photographs in this article are panoramas. Some distortion can be seen in the curved floor on page 26 and the wings of “June Bug” on page 28. This curvilinear distortion was caused by the choice of lens and the position of the camera. In the “Jenny” photograph, on the bottom of page 28, this distortion was eliminated by using a longer lens. The largest panorama done for the Curtiss Museum was 210 degrees of rotation. their 1920s mansion in Miami Springs, built not long before Glenn’s untimely death at age 52. Curtiss Returns to Road Travel Just a few steps away from the Florida gallery, the Curtiss “Aerocar” demonstrates Glenn’s last manufacturing venture – luxurious streamlined art-deco travel trailers. At the unexpected end of his life, Glenn was enthusiastically back to road travel, assiduously reducing weight and reducing drag in his endless quest for speed. Glenn, who started out in bikes, loved just about every type of vehicle the 20th century had, and he always found a way to make them faster. Kirk House, who lives in Bath, is a former director of the Curtiss Museum. He has published books on Glenn Curtiss, pioneer women aviators, Bath and Corning. When he’s not writing, you can often find him on the Finger Lakes Trail. Tom Watson holds a private pilot’s license. Rob Howard is an avid cyclist. They both live in Skaneateles.
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THE THIRD ANNUAL
LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST C
hoosing winners for this yearâ€™s photo contest was no easy task. The quality of entries has steadily improved since our first contest, and this year brought us more entries than ever before in both the blackand-white and color categories. The fact that our grand-prize winner is a black-and-white photo proves that good photography isnâ€™t just limited to color. In judging the photos, we first looked at how visually striking each one was overall. Second, we examined the techniques used and clarity of each submission. Finally, we considered how well each picture represented the Finger Lakes region. Here, we share our favorites with you.
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Self-Portrait – Hay Field in Victor, New York Dave Folts • Walworth, New York
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Taughannock Falls State Park John Millier â€¢ Newfield, New York
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Second Place Alone in the Sky Adam Skillings Dansville, New York
Boating on Seneca Lake Andrea Cohen Painted Post, New York
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Geese on the Seneca River Ellen Giraud â€¢ Liverpool, New York
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Mennonite horse and buggy, Route14A in Penn Yan Alicia Avellaneda Penn Yan, New York
“Patchwork Porch” Porticos of the Finger Lakes, #3 Beth Lyons Honeoye, New York
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Barn Interior â€“ Gorham, New York Cynthia Fay Rochester, New York
Ice Storm 2003 Brian Donnelly Phelps, New York
Ferns in Wayne County Carol M. Lee Sodus Point, New York
Fishing at Ithaca Falls Richard P. Ruswick Ithaca, New York
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Riding the Sails of Tradition by Heather Merrell wo winters ago Sterling Klinck stood in his workshop at East Hill Boat Shop in Middlesex restoring a Keuka Lake trout boat. He had been refurbishing wooden boats for almost 20 years, but this one, a creation of well-known boat builder Ben Reno, was rotted down to the planks and proving to be more difficult than most. As he stepped back to survey his work, Sterling was struck with an idea. “I thought, ‘What a pain! I might as well build a boat from scratch. I practically did that with this project,’” he recalled. Between the 1860s and middle 1900s, hundreds of wooden boat builders operated in the Finger Lakes area. That history has provided Sterling with many opportunities to restore
Sterling demonstrates how the sail is operated on his custom-made boat.
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Yes, this pair of planks will fit that boat! The “S” curve will disappear when they are applied to the boat. Now she shows about two-thirds planked. Photo by Sterling Klinck
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beautiful wooden boats. “There are a lot of old boats still kicking around,” he said. “People love them.” It seemed that making a boat from scratch was the next logical step in developing his skill. Although he had never built a boat, Sterling was confident that it was a project he could tackle. After all, for over 35 years he’s been making furniture and constructing buildings at East Hill Farm, also known as the Rochester Folk Art Guild. But this would be an undertaking of a different type. “When you restore you don’t need to know as much about putting the boat together as the guy who built it did,” he explained. “I wanted to know the whole process.”
Starting from scratch Sterling acquired plans from Wooden Boat magazine and in October, 2003, began building the frame for a 12-foot-8-inch sailing dinghy. “I chose this type of boat because it is very accommodating,” he said. “It’s a nice fishing boat, it’s good for rowing and it is sailable.” As he stands next to the completed boat, Sterling can’t begin to count the man hours spent on the project. His plans for the finished boat are simple. “I’ve made it, now I want to sell it,” he said with a laugh. When asked what the most difficult part of the project was, he explained the steps of planking. “Planking” is the process of making and applying the boat’s planks to the ribs (frames) which have been steamed or boiled and bent in place over the building mold. Each piece of the white-cedar planking had to be cut so that it would fit at the bow (narrowest), the stern (second narrowest), and amidships (widest), and show a “fair” line between. Though each plank is actually more or less “s” shaped, when on the boat the upper ones will appear to follow the shear line (top edge and Circle Reader Service Number 142
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Photos by Sterling Klinck
1. This picture shows the construction mold setup. The stem, keel and transom (out of sight) have been joined together and temporarily screwed to the mold. The dark vertical strips are the white-oak ribs bent in place.
2. Here we see the first three pairs of planks in place. The multiple clamps are holding the plank, softened by boiling-water, in place to set and dry over-night. Copper nails will be driven the next day.
3. Here is the upright, completed shell, just freed from the form. Note the transom is not yet trimmed to final shape. Fairing (smoothing) and caulking are the next steps.
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gunwale) and th lower ones the keel. When bending in the ribs, you have about one minute while it is hot enough to get in place without breaking. Not an easy job for one person. Fortunately, a local retired man who had a shared interest in wooden boats, and some free time, volunteered his services. As Sterling looks at the finished vessel, he says it is almost anticlimatic for him. After working with the individual parts for so long, it’s hard to see them together as a completed whole. “Sometimes it takes a visitor’s point of view to help me see the big picture,” he said.
A lifelong love of boating As a child, Sterling, a Rochester native, often visited a family cottage on the Canadian side of Lake Erie. “We spent glorious summers at the cottage, canoeing, sailing and fishing. It seemed like I was in the water all summer,” he recalled. “It was there that I experienced the joy of boating in a wooden vessel, which I took for granted at the time.” A fishing trip years later led him to start restoring those boats. “I was in an aluminum canoe one day 16 or 18 years ago, and realized what a racket they make,” he explained. “They’re not very nice to be in, at least not after you’ve been in a wooden one.” After hearing about his less-thanideal experience, a friend gave him a 1915 canoe to restore. Sterling completed that project and still has the canoe. His collection also includes a 1943 16-foot Snipe racing sailboat and a 27-foot Quincy Adams keelboat, also built in the early 1940s. “I’ve been told the Quincy Adams is the most beautiful boat on Keuka Lake,” he says proudly. “And it’s fast.”
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“I Love Him Who Loves Work” Louise March founded the Rochester Folk Art Guild in 1957 as a place for people who wanted to make a difference, but were frustrated trying to work within the current system. “In the 1950s and ’60s, she saw young people unable to find a direction to suit them,” explained guild member Sterling Klinck, who has been with the group since its inception. “If your forte was not your head, but instead your heart or body, or a combination of both, your options were limited.” In the beginning, the guild was a loosely organized group of artists who would meet on weekends in one member’s basement. Its underlying purpose was to use craftwork as a means to achieve a Photo courtesy East Hill Farm greater understanding of oneself. As membership grew, March began to look for a place where the group could perform a wider selection of activities. In 1967 the guild moved to a 350-acre farm in Middlesex, where it is now located and known as East Hill Farm. March was a student of Greco-Armenian-Georgian mystic and philosopher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. His ideas about the importance of individuals focusing attention on each activity of daily life are the backbone of the guild’s philosophy. A mantra of East Hill can be summed up by a quote from Gurdjieff, “I love him who loves work.” At one point, East Hill Farm counted over 40 members. Currently, about 16 people live there, sharing in community tasks, such as building maintenance and orchard and garden work. The gallery is known for its finely crafted products, including handmade furniture, sewing, weaving, toys, and pottery. Two or three people may contribute to any one piece of art, a method popular in folk art traditions, which adds to each creation’s uniqueness. “That approach allows people to find their strengths and weaknesses, and work on both,” Klinck said. “Looking deeper at our everyday actions is what our life is all about.” East Hill holds an open house each year in the fall. Other events are occasionally held there. For more information, call 585-554-3539 or visit www.rfag.org.
visitors are met with the smell of fresh sawdust. Machinery large and small is arranged around the work area, and rows of tools are organized along the walls. Some instruments are expected – sanders, hammers, clamps, electric saws, scrapers, stain. Others, like Japanese hand saws, are more unusual. “They have a thinner blade than Western saws,” Sterling points out. “They also cut on the backstroke.” He designed the barn, which was built four years ago by local Mennonites, to allow him to work yearround. Sterling wants to add another 4 feet to the width of the structure, which would provide much needed extra space for maneuvering large boats. Looking ahead, Sterling says he’d like to continue making boats, and is FL already planning to build a second. It will be the same model, because putting the frame together was too difficult and time consuming to use it only once. (He explained one of the challenges of frame building: “The floor isn’t level, but the boat has to be.”) His goal is to eventually build a boat starting from the “lofting” stage, which is the link between the twodimensional lines laid down by the designer and the three-dimensional forms created by the boat builder. For Sterling, building wooden boats connects him to a larger tradition, one that he hopes to continue to learn about and be a part of. “The type of boat that I built has been made over and over throughout the years,” he said. “I just put it together. I’m grateful that I was able to do it. There’s a feeling of appreciation and of being in the company of the whole tradition, but I’m really still on the outskirts of it.”
Heather Merrell grew up boating on the lakes, ponds and rivers of northeastern Pennsylvania. She now lives in Geneva with her husband.
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(“Book Look” continued from page 17) to journey to the Middle East to greet the birth of the Christ child. This picture book takes a fresh approach to the story of the Nativity. It is told in rhyming verse which children ages four to eight years will no doubt enjoy hearing often, no matter what the season. The watercolor illustrations by French artist, Bernadette Pons are perfectly matched with the story. Their warm colors and the sweetly expressive birds depicted in flight or as they join together to make a nest for the infant, underscore the book’s maternal generosity and hopeful themes. The Golden Years of Eloise Wilkin Eloise Wilkin & Deborah Wilkin Springett Deborah Wilkin Springett, 2004 www.eloisewilkin.com
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f you grew up after the mid-1940s, chances are one of your best-loved books was one of the 110 illustrated by Eloise Wilkin (1904-1987). The Rochester native is best-known for illustrating 50 Little Golden Books. The affordable children’s books, with titles like Fix It Please (1947) or We Like Kindergarten (1965), have enduring
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appeal, thanks to the cherubic-faced children and Wilkin’s attention to detail. Wilkin also designed dolls (illustrated in The Golden Years) and other children’s merchandise, now avidly sought by collectors. This biography coincides with Wilkin’s 100th birthday. Springett draws upon her mother’s written recollections of her art training, her early
career, and her collaboration with her sister Esther, a writer. There are anecdotes about the Wilkins family life and the artist’s political activism in the 1960s. Springett, who grew up in Canandaigua, also writes about the publication of a book of her own poems, illustrated by her mother. The Golden Years, with its 25 photographs and 23 illustrations, three of which were previously unpublished, is a lasting tribute to a gifted illustrator.
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owners failed to vaccinate their pet. The author’s favorite story is that of “Babe,” an elephant from the Syracuse Zoo who died along with her stillborn infant in 1990. As with his stories of smaller animals, including those he and his wife owned, the author describes the emotional goodbyes that accompany the final moments in the life of a beloved pet. The result is an uplifting read which underscores the rewards of owning and caring for animals. The 100 Most Notable Cornellians By Glenn C. Altschuler, Isaac Kramnick & R. Laurence Moore Cornell University Press, 2003 www.cornellpress.cornell.edu
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t first glance, they appear to have little in common: Dr. Joyce Brothers, the popular media psychologist; Frank Gannett, the owner of numerous newspapers; and Christopher Reeve, the actor who suffered a severe spinal cord injury. But they all share the same alma mater, Cornell University.
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While this book of 100 most “notable” Cornellians covers the first 100 years of Cornell, ending in 1975, it is bound to appeal to alumni and non-alumni alike. In at least one case, the term “notable” is interchangeable with “notorious.” It makes fascinating armchair reading to peruse the detailed background biographies and accomplishments of the various Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, and holders of high office who spent
their first college years, “high above Cayuga’s waters.” The three authors, all Cornell professors, set criteria for their selection which focused on “the individual contribution to American society and the world, not necessarily to Cornell.” They limited their choices to recipients of undergraduate degrees, which eliminated those who earned degrees at the graduate-school level. One can foresee a sequel or two. The Edge Walker’s Guide to Lake Ontario Beachcombing By Susan Peterson Gateley Whiskey Hill Press, 2003 www.silverwaters.com
uthor Peterson Gateley has a master’s degree in fisheries science and, as a holder of a Coast Guard license, operates a sailing business. As a self-described “compulsive beachcomber,” she seeks out treasures along the water’s edge rather than at flea
southern Jefferson County. The author includes a number of examples of lake shore wildlife one may encounter such as the cormorant, a bird disliked by fishermen. It may be seen floating offshore, “its long thin neck looking like a U-boat periscope as it surveys its surroundings.” By contrast, edge walkers may catch a view of a bald eagle soaring over the bluffs. Take a Paddle – Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks By Rich and Sue Freeman Footprint Press, 2004 www.footprintpress.com
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markets. Hikers, swimmers and allaround nature lovers will find this book a great companion to exploring both public places and little-known beaches of Lake Ontario, which form the northern boundary of Monroe, Cayuga and Wayne counties in the Finger Lakes region. The book begins with an introduction on the lake’s environment, the terrain and its formation, followed by 20 locations (with maps) beginning in the west at Pultneyville and Forman Park and ending in the east in Oswego and Circle Reader Service Number 160
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It’s all about discovery, writes the couple – finding the solitude that accompanies paddling in the 35 ponds and small lakes and over 370 miles of streams and rivers they include in the book on the Finger Lakes region. For the naturalist, there are an abundance of plants and wildlife that reveal themselves during a watery retreat. For the history buff, there is the appeal of exploring the Erie Canal. For those who seek exercise, the authors rank the difficulty of each paddling experience. The book offers maps, driving directions and related instructions such as how to locate the launch and takeout sites, where to find the current water conditions on the Internet and the approximate time it will take to paddle. The authors highlight fun family diversions: where to camp next to or near the waterway, when each waterway hits its best season, where to rent canoes or kayaks, and where to find commercial shuttle services to return to the launching area. Want more titles? Local historical societies and museums are a good source of books by local authors. The Ontario County Historical Society has just published its latest Local History Book Shoppe Catalog. Call the Society at (585) 394-4975 for your free copy or visit their website at www.ochs.org. Laurel C. Wemett is a correspondent for the Messenger-Post Newspapers in Canandaigua. She owns a gift shop named Cat’s in the Kitchen and lives in Canandaigua.
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NOVEMBER Nov 13 - Dec 5…FESTIVAL OF TREES at the Granger Homestead An indoor holiday wonderland, the Festival features over 100 decorated trees, tabletop displays, holiday quilts all crafted locally. 585-394-1472 Nov 19 - Jan 2...Regional Small Works Painting Exhibition The Main Street Gallery in Groton will feature small art wonders. 607-898-9010 Nov 20...Breakfast with Santa The Waterloo Premium Outlets offers a free breakfast with the big guy in red. 973-228-6111 Nov 23 - Dec 14...Snowshoe Making Class During this four-part class, attendees will make their own snowshoes. Ithaca. 607-273-6260 Nov 26…Santa Arrives Santa arrives at the Pyramid Mall in Ithaca in a limo from the local airport! 607-257-5338 Nov 26 - Dec 24…Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles Festivities include carriage rides, carolers, strolling Dickens’ characters, music, and free refreshments. 315-685-2266 Nov 27…Downtown Auburn’s 18th Annual Holiday Celebration Canned food collection, music, screenings of holiday TV specials, Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Annual Holiday Parade, the tree-lighting ceremony and Santa Claus. 315-252-7874 Nov 27 - 28 and weekends through December…Moore Tree Farm Family entertainment each Sat/Sun, wagon rides, candy canes, coloring books, visits by Santa and more. See our ad. 888-597-TREE
DECEMBER Dec 1…Mark Twain Live Mike Randall brings the great American author and humorist to life at Onondaga Community College. 315-498-ARTS Dec 2-5…The Nutcracker The Syracuse Symphony and North Carolina Dance Theater perform the timeless holiday production. 315-424-8200 Dec 2-5…A Christmas Story Live Stage adaptation of the perennial Christmas film. Tioga County. 800-671-7772, ext.45
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Dec 2-12…20th Annual Festival of the Trees The Everson Museum of Art’s annual holiday celebration. Syracuse. 315-474-6064 Dec 3…Light Your Way To Christmas Music and entertainment bring downtown Owego alive for this old fashioned Christmas celebration. 800-671-7772 Dec 4…Ring In The Season The Finger Lakes Bronze Handbell Ensemble performs medieval to contemporary sacred and secular carols at The Smith Opera House. 315-781-LIVE Dec 4…Holiday Party The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art celebrates the holiday season with live music, refreshments, and free gallery tours with Santa! Ithaca. 607-255-6464 Dec 4-5…Holidays Around the World Downtown Ithaca is alive with family entertainment featuring Santa and many other performers, music and activities. See our ad. 607-277-8679 Dec 4-5…Holiday Open House and Sale The Corning Museum of Glass celebrates with free admission, local musicians, and hands-on displays. Come early to enjoy breakfast with Santa. 800-732-6845 or 607-937-5371 Dec 4-5…Holiday Shopping Spree Visit any or all wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail and collect holiday souvenirs and ornaments. 800-684-5217 Dec 4-5…Deck The Halls Receive a grapevine wreath with ornaments, ribbon, and recipe book at 25 participating Seneca Lake wineries. 877-536-2717 Dec 5...Open House at Phelps Community Historical Society Holiday exhibit featuring Toys, Santa and Christmas decorations, ongoing through February. 315-548-4940 Dec 6…Sage Chapel Christmas A candlelit service sung by the Sage Chapel Choir with traditional readings. 607-255-4760 Dec 7…Handel’s Messiah The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra performs Handel’s classic at the Ithaca State Theater. 607-273-6633 Dec 8-18…Ginger Bread Tour and Silent Auction Gingerbread houses will be on display and visitors can bid on their favorite in a silent auction. Canandaigua. 585-394-4975 Dec 9…Burns Sisters Band A Holiday concert in Owego. 607-687-0785
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Dec 9-26…Light Up Canandaigua! Maps of the lighted wonderland are available from the Chamber of Commerce. 585-394-4400, ext. 208
C A L E N D A R Dec 10-12…The Nutcracker The Ithaca Ballet performs the holiday classic at the Ithaca State Theater. 607-273-6633 Dec 11…The New York Klezmer Orchestra Central and European influenced traditional klezmer music will be performed at The Smith Opera House. 315-781-LIVE Dec 11…28th Annual Christmas in the Park Caroling, sleigh ride, a visit from Santa, and more! Village Square. Hammondsport. 607-569-2989 Dec 12…Breakfast with Santa The Bristol Harbour Resort hosts a very merry breakfast. 585-396-2200, ext. 416 Dec 14-16…Holiday Christmas Tea The Glenmary Inn hosts their 5th annual Christmas celebration. Owego. 607-687-8819 Dec 15…O’Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase The Tioga County Historical Museum will host a silent auction drawing for the adults, and Santa Claus and holiday crafts will be available for the kids. 315-687-2460 Dec 16…A Night of Beethoven Francis Heilbut performs the great composer’s works at The Smith Opera House. 315-781-LIVE Dec 17…The Flumerflutes Holiday Concert Flute Choir will perform traditional holiday music at the Pyramid Mall. 607-257-5338 Dec 17…Heron Hill Winemaker Dinner The local winery will feature their wines during at dinner at The Bristol Harbour Resort. 585-396-2200 Dec 18-19…The Christmas Carol Ithaca State Theater presents the alternative Dickens event with puppets, mask work, song and dance. 607-273-6633 Dec 19…Elisabeth Von Trapp Performs The granddaughter of the Sound of Music Von Trapps, Elisabeth will perform holiday tunes in Skaneateles. 315-685-0552 Dec 24…Live Nativity The Living Water Baptist Church offers a living Christmas card to the community. Owego. 607-687-3030 Dec 31…Salsa New Years Eve Gala Tioga Trails Café offers a buffet and champagne toast. 800-872-8067
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Voted One of the Most Romantic Places in New York State! Experience Belhurst Winery • Visit the Luxurious Vinifera Inn Relax at Stonecutters Lounge • Dine at Edgar’s in the Castle Find Romance at our Chambers in the Castle • Unwind at White Springs Manor Celebrate Your Special Event at The Castle Ballroom or Brand New Meritage Ballroom.
JANUARY Thru Jan 2…“Beyond Venice” Display The Corning Museum of Glass has extended this exhibition of 16th, 17th and 18th century Venetian Style glass. 800-732-6845 or 607-937-5371
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33 South Street Auburn (315)252-1283 www.sewardhouse.org
66 Main Street • 315-548-4940
Seneca Falls Historical Society Founded in 1896, our mission is to acquire, preserve and present documents and objects that relate to the history of Seneca Falls and Seneca County. We maintain a 23-room Queen Anne Style Victorian Mansion and present the first floor and a portion of the second, as they might have been circa 1890, as a home of a wealthy Victorian family. We have rooms dedicated to local industries, changing and seasonal exhibits and a gift shop.
55 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Ph: (315)568-8412 www.sfhistoricalsociety.org 5
Terwilliger Museum Waterloo, NY Open Tue-Fri 1-4pm and by appointment
(315) 539-0533 The Terwilliger Museum tells the story of the development of Waterloo through 5 period rooms and exhibits which provide a window on how the early settlers lived and worked.
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Jan 28-30…Upstate NY Golf Show Everything associated with golf - an event for the whole family. See our ad. Rochester. 888-537-7964
West 1st Street Pier, Oswego Since 1982
Jan 28…Dr. Frank’s Winemaker Dinner The local winery will feature its wines during at dinner at The Bristol Harbour Resort. 585-396-2200
Jan 29…Winterfest Snow and ice sculpture, dog sled rides, a chili cook-off, winter golf, and live music make this annual event fun for the whole family. Skaneateles. 315-685-9511
Open Daily May 15 thru Dec. 23 1-5 pm July & August 10-5 pm (Jan.-Apr., open Mon.-Sat., Sundays by Appointment)
Jan 28-30…Light In Winter Festival International performers will embrace again this year to take part in “Light in Winter,” a three-day festival that celebrates the fusion of music, art and science. 607-273-4497, 800-284-8422
Feb 4…Blacks in Classical Music Onondaga Community College presents a lecture and presentation to be followed by a short recital featuring the music of black composers, performers and conductors since the 16th century. 315-498-ARTS Feb 9…Pianist Dr. Kevin Moore Moore will perform selctions by Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann at Onondaga Community College. 315-498-ARTS Feb 12…Paper Play View the work of Raphaela McCormack and make a paper sculpture of your own at the University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. 585-389-2949
A Gift of Life in the Finger Lakes Lasts All Year! GIFT Subscriptions (4 Issues) 1st Gift ........................................$12.95 2nd Gift........................................$10.95 Each Add’l Gift ............................$8.95
Feb 13…All Things Antique The 6th annual Antique Show and Sale in Canandaigua. 585-369-0087 Feb 17…The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra The Smith Opera House hosts the group. Geneva. 315-781-LIVE Feb 25-27…Empire State Winter Games The 25th Annual Winter Empire State Games in Lake Placid. 518-474-8889 Feb 26-27…Mardi Gras at the Wineries The wineries of the Cayuga Wine Trail offer food samples, beads and a glass. Costumed guests will be eligible to win King and Queen of Mardi Gras. 800-684-5217
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Earth Works Art Gallery ....................Info #114 Eaves Dental/Cosmetic Dentistry ......Info #115 Finger Lakes Dermatology ................Info #116 Finger Lakes Inn/Activity Center ........Info #117 Finger Lakes Tourism ........................Info #118 Fox Run Vineyards ............................Info #119 Gault Auto Sport BMW ......................Info #120 Geneva On The Lake ..........................Info #121 Guards Cards ....................................Info #122 Heat-Line Corp...................................Info #123 Henry B's Authentic Italian Restaurant Heron Hill Winery ..............................Info #125 Hobbit Hollow Farm B&B ..................Info #126 Ithaca Downtown Partnership............Info #127 Keuka Lake Wine Trail........................Info #158 King Ferry Winery, Inc. ......................Info #128 Lake Country Homes ........................Info #156 Leather House Furniture ....................Info #129 Light in Winter ..................................Info #130 Log Home Show ................................Info #139 The Loomis Barn ..............................Info #131 Lyons National Bank ..........................Info #132 MacKenzie-Childs Ltd. ......................Info #133 Marvin Windows of New York, Inc. ..Info #134
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ACCOMMODATIONS A B&B with Gracious Hospitality and Restful Surroundings
WINTER IS HOT IN ITHACA
• Enjoy the Holiday Shopping, Theatres, Art and More... • New Rooms, Pillow Top Mattresses • Heated Indoor Pool, Fitness Area • Many Packages Available — Winery Tours, Theatre, Family Fun, Lovers Escape, Girls Outing, Skiing and More...
Rufus Tanner House Elmira-Corning area. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub, cross country ski, snow shoe, relax by the fire. Nearby attractions: Corning Museum of Glass, wineries, Wings of Eagle Discovery Center, Mark Twain historic sites, Arnot Art Museum, Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Open year round. Gift certificates available. www.rufustanner.com 607-732-0213
222 S. Cayuga St • Ithaca, NY 14850 607.272.1000 • 800.HOLIDAY
Bed & Breakfast & Catering 18 Rooms Available Private Parties for All Occasions
Specializing in get-away retreats • quilters family, class or friendship reunions. 8613 Denman Rd • Port Byron, NY 13140 2
1526 Grand Central Ave • Elmira, New York 14901 (607) 733-8753 • (800) 440-4287
(315) 776-8632 • www.lavenderpatchretreat.com
The Hound & Hare Bed and Breakfast Recapture the Romance
Jacuzzi • AC Fireplace Antiques Romantic Breakfast by Candlelight
(607) 257-2821 • 800-652-2821 1031 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 AAA Approved
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THE QUIET PLACE Spend a night or two in peaceful rustic luxury. With a maximum occupancy of two, The Quiet Place offers complete privacy. One bedroom, living room, fireplace, kitchen, jacuzzi & bath.
Auburn / Skaneateles Featuring the finest meeting and banquet facilities for 6-600 people.
2003 Quality Excellence Award
Located in the Bristol Hills
LaFayette Bed & Breakfast
75 North Street • Route 34 • Auburn (315)253-4531 • www.hiauburn.com
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585- 657-4643 www.thequietplace.com
107 LaFayette Avenue, Geneva, NY Toll-Free (866) 781-0068
Your Hosts: Shirley & Jack Camp email@example.com • lafayettegenevany.com New for 2004: Wi-Fi
In the Heart of the Finger Lakes 2468 NYS Rte 414 • Waterloo, NY 13165
ATTRACTIONS THE VAGABOND INN
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14 Serenity, total renewal and rejuvenation are yours at the Vagabond Inn. Alone on a mountain, this 7,000 square foot inn offers total seclusion. Grand fireplace and hot tub/jacuzzi suites are available. Naples, NY • (585) 554-6271 • www.thevagabondinn.com
MorganSamuelsInn.com ...the difference between ordinary and legendary
www.ridersrest.com A self-contained luxury country suite with SPA, Fireplace, Stereo, Swimming, Privacy Located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country near Canandaigua & Keuka Lakes
“A Heartfelt Place To Connect”
“Charming Brick Italianate in a Family Atmosphere”
108 Virginia St., Waterloo, NY 13165 1-866-272-1270 www.throughthegrapevine.us
the inaugural Light in Winter Festival, held in Ithaca. The performance and demonstration drew an estimated crowd of over 200 people, with little advertising, and on a cold January Sunday. As shown by this exciting public display, ice climbing is a unique and fascinating spectator sport. Ice festivals across the country attract thousands of spectators every year. The Finger Lakes economy could benefit from similar tourism dollars, right at a time when hotel rooms stand empty and restaurants are quiet. Because it occurs on a renewable resource – frozen water – ice climbing is a non-impact sport. It is environmentally friendly. It doesn’t displace any other recreational activities, it helps create a new one, and it does so in the cold of winter when residents and visitors need activities to get outside and stay healthy Probably the biggest barrier to opening up ice climbing is the fear of liability. However, there has never been a reported successful lawsuit in the state of New York against a property owner for an injury or fatality suffered by a climber (ice or rock). Legal mechanisms exist to protect land managers and private land owners. Liability concerns are overblown and misplaced, and ice climbers are busy trying to educate the relevant parties to communicate this fact. Ithaca already has a reputation as a great outdoor town. It was rated as one of the 10 best towns for mountain biking in the country, and one of the best college outdoor towns in the country (both in Outside magazine and USA Today). Combine ice climbing with mountain biking, gorges, wineries, the lakes, and fall colors, and you have a full-season adventure tourist destination. Perhaps soon the locally ubiquitous “Ithaca is Gorges!” t-shirts will be supplanted by t-shirts proclaiming “Ithaca Ice Is Nice!”
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(888)231-3268 215 Tuttle Hill Rd. • Candor NY 13743 www.Buckridge Park.com
GOLF SODUS BAY HEIGHTS GOLF CLUB, INC. 7030 Bayview Drive, Sodus Point, NY
315-483-2094 • www.SodusBayHeightsGC.com
Visit our website to receive 2005 Membership information and view our picturesque course
Dr. Todd Miner is the Lindseth Executive Director of Cornell Outdoor Education, the largest, most comprehensive collegiate outdoor education program in the nation. WINTER 2004 ~
L O C AT I O N S
& Residential Real Estate Services
• Covering the Finger Lakes Region • Over 300 Professional Sales Associates working together for YOU! Historic Octagon Home! Known as the VanBurkirk-Raines house, it was the home of John Raines. Raines who served in the American Civil War at 21, later became a very popular NYS Senator. This home features 4 large BR’s, 2 baths, 3 fireplaces, Cherry kitchen, new windows and roof. It’s located on 116 Gorham St., a lovely and friendly neighborhood. A must see at $229,000.
Manlius 682-7197 100 E. Seneca Street
North Regional 622-1700 8302 Provo Drive
West Regional 488-2926 5854 Belle Isle Road
Chittenango 687-6109 601 Lakeport Road
DeWitt 446-4681 6849 E. Genesee Street
Oneida 363-5533 340 Main Street
Cicero 699-3200 7913 Route 11
Cazenovia 655-8300 95 Albany Street
Call Marty McMillan at 585-394-1970 x102 336 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY www.mcmillanrealty.com
CAROL-ANN WILLIAMS REALTOR Broker-Associate CBR, SRES
CANANDAIGUA LAKE SPECIALIST
Representing FINE HOMES of The Finger Lakes Relocation Director and Advisor Seasoned Negotiator Baby Boomers - Call me FREE MARKET ANALYSIS Senior Living Real Estate Specialist Free Referrals Call Carol-Ann today Office: 585-394-7615 or 585-313-0404 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Canandaigua New York Expert McMillan Realty, Inc. 336 Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 www.mcmillanrealty.com
PERSONALITY • KNOWLEDGE • EXPERIENCE
Lake Country Real Estate, Inc.
Cayuga Lake West Side
326 W. Genesee Street Auburn, New York 13021
Pleasant two-bedroom ranch in historic Sheldrake, just a few yards from public launch site. Fireplace, den, laundry room, screened-in porch, oversized garage on half-acre lot. All contents included in sale. $179,900. Margaret Hobbie, Associate Broker Audrey Edelman & Associates Real Estate (607) 220-5334 www.MargaretHobbie.com
• PROFESSIONAL VACATION & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • VACATION HOMES, CONDOS, TOWNHOUSES, RESIDENTIAL HOMES • PERSONAL ONE ON ONE SERVICE • FALL FOLIAGE & WINE TOUR PACKAGES • SKI & GOLF PACKAGES
CALL RENNA D. KILLIAN President
585.394.6130 WWW.RESORTPROPERTYRENTAL.COM It is our first priority to meet your property management, vacation rentals or housing needs!
RESORT PROPERTY RENTALS 336 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Creating New Standards of Service and Integrity
ROBERTA L. SMITH, Associate Broker 502 S. Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 www.BristolHills-Realty.com 585-394-2170 ext. 13 or 585-394-6311
NAPLES AREA TRANQUIL RETREAT
Your home search begins with Nothnagle.com
172+/- acres, 2 stocked ponds, 2+/- miles marked/maintained walking trails & property lines. Custom built ranch style home, attached garage & shop, pole barn. Perfect for recreational use/wildlife sanctuary w/ sustainable timber harvest currently under 30 year Forestry Plan! PRICE $342,500 #4531
384 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
MAKITRA REAL ESTATE, INC.
Ph: (585)398-2140 www.nothnagle.com
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4 West Steuben Street Bath, New York 14810 Office: 607-776-2468 www.makitrarealestate.com
A FINGER LAKES GEM New to the market! 10-year young contemporary on 94´ lakefrontage w/3-BR, 2-Baths. Nestled in the woods & is very private. Mint condition. Great Room has beautiful fireplace. Deck & screened porch. 10 steps to lovely beach & dock incl. $399,000. Midge Fricano, Broker, cell: 315-729-0985.
EAST SIDE OWASCO LAKE Year-round 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath home on 100´ level waterfront. Full kitchen equipped w/island, DW, Range & fridge as w/Washer & Dryer. Cozy LR fireplace for winter evenings. Screened porch. Det. 2-car garage w/workshop. Manicured lawn, concrete seawall & great beach. $469,000. Tim Hlywa Lic. Slsp. Ext. 202 or cell: 315-729-4140.
WATERFRONT PARADISE Contemporary year-round 3BR, 2-Bath home w/open floor plan. On 50´ level Owasco Lake. Fireplace, built-in bookcases, light oak kitchen w/breakfast bar is open to living room w/wall of glass. Master BR suite w/sitting area that overlooks lake. Det. 2-car garage w/loft. Great swimming! Dock included. $489,000. Midge Fricano, Broker, Ext. 201 or cell: 315-729-0985
Tel: 315.258.9147 • Fax: 315.258.3194 E-mail: email@example.com www.lakecountryrealestateny.com
UNIQUE LAKEFRONT PENINSULA
22 ACRES + 700' PERFECT LAKEFRONT: Unique, level and spectacular lake property on east shore of Seneca Lake. Trout stream with wonderful 35' waterfalls. Exceedingly private and pristine. $1,200,000.
Senecayuga Properties For more information call: Mel Russo, Broker at (315) 568-9404.
Folks from the beautiful Finger Lakes Region have enjoyed millions of cups of coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters for over seven years. Our travels and roasting experience allow us to locate the highest quality beans from all over the globe. Freshness is guaranteed. Please visit us or purchase a bag of beans online!
Exceptional Sweaters and apparel from around the world • • • • • •
www.fingerlakescoffee.com Pittsford Plaza Monroe Ave. (Next to Michael’s) 585-385-0750 Farmington Bushnell’s Basin Corner of Routes Route 96 96 & 332 (CVS Plaza) (Next to Abbots) 585-742-6210 585-249-9310
Blue Willi’s of Denmark Geiger of Austria Icelandic Design Dale of Norway Susan Bristol And much more!
79 South Main St. • Canandaigua, NY 585-396-9580
18 East Genesee St. • Skaneateles, NY 315-685-9580
All Interior & Exterior Painting Power Washing of Vinyl & Aluminum Siding
The First Rural Farm & Craft Market in New York State
Ph: 888-421-5010 www.firewoodracks.com
OVER 250 VENDORS! Remodeling & Renovations New Home Construction Additions & Garages Bathrooms & Kitchens Foundations/Masonry Work Sunrooms & Decks Windows
(315) 531-9074 LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER 20 YEARS
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Susan Bristol • Vera Bradley • Frank Lyman • Fat Hat
• Carol Anderson • Sigrid Olsen •
“YOUR FINGER LAKES CHOICE FOR QUALITY CONSTRUCTION AT A FAIR PRICE”
Brighton Shoes & Accessories • Barry Bricken • Jewelry
• Farm Produce • Crafts • Collectibles • Pottery • Amish & Mennonite Goods • Clothing • Tools • Baskets • Antiques • Food • Baked Goods • Chiropractic Service • ATM in office Handicap Accessible Free Admission • Free Parking Tour Buses Welcome “Often Imitated, Never Duplicated.”
Open Saturdays ~ 8AM - 4:30PM Last Sat. in Apr. ~ 2nd Sat. in Dec. To Reach the Windmill Call: 315-536-3032 Rt. 14A, between Penn Yan & Dundee
THE FIRE SHOP Gifts and supplies for Firefighters, EMS, Police Statues • Mugs Patches • Lights Decals • Clocks T-shirts • Pins
2915 Rt. 96S • Waterloo, NY 13165 Local, Interstate and International Movers
And unique sewn items
Sewing Joys 102 Main St. Phelps, NY (315)548-8736
Hours: T-Th-F 10-1, 2-6 Sat 10-1
How to make your own wine!
See us in Lown’s House of Shoppes
Secure Online Shopping — 24 Hours —
131 Main St. Penn Yan
Lake Country Moving & Storage
American Girl Doll Clothes
Grapes, Juices, Brewing & Winemaking Supplies Store Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm
Shop online at
Fall Bright, The Winemakers Shoppe 10110 Hyatt Hill, Dundee 607-292-3995
Packing Service • Packing Materials • Storage DOT#32239
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Finger Lakes from Space
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It’s hip to be square
POSTER Take the Finger Lakes home with you with this stunning poster of the Finger Lakes Region from Space! The photograph, taken by satellite, consists of high-detail satellite imagery with overlaid map information. The map detail consists of cities, towns, main and secondary highways as well as airports, the Erie Canal, state parks and many other features of interest. There is no other poster of the Finger Lakes as beautiful and informative as this one. Poster size - 25˝ x 39˝. (Reference Code LFL404 when ordering.) Paper Poster: $22.95 • Laminated Poster: $29.95
Call 1-800-331-7323 to order. Dealer inquires invited.
12 EAST MARKET STREET, CORNING, NY 14830 (607) 936-2231 FAX (607) 936-4292 E-MAIL BJEWELRY@STNY.RR.COM
The Furniture Doctor, Inc. Home, Garden and Patio Furnishings, Sold at Carolina Prices
The Finger Lakes Most Complete Model Train Shop Model Trains in Scales N, HO, O • Rockets Thomas the Tank • Accessories
U-cut or Pre-cuts Inside Potted Trees • Tree stands • Wreaths Garland • Evergreen Kissing Balls Pony Rides: 11am-2pm, December 5 & 12 Santa: 11am-2pm, December 4 & 12 Food on weekends in December.
Finger Lakes Headquarters for:
Free wagon rides, shaking and baling of trees, candy canes and coloring books.
Rustic, Adirondack and Cottage Styles: Plus Accessories, Lighting and more
Open Nov. 26-Dec 23 9am- 6pm
7007 Routes 5 & 20 • P.O. Box 519 Bloomfield, NY 14469
501 Exchange St. • Geneva 315-781-6397 (next to Cinema Theater)
Mon-Sat 10-5 • Thurs ’til 9pm
Unique Gifts & Home Decor
Open Daily 315.781.0529
Geneva 266 Hamilton St.
(Rts 5 & 20 next to Arby’s)
Visit The Attique for your gift giving needs! 9
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UPS Shipping available. Master Card and VISA accepted.
10 minutes North of Ithaca on Route 34 575 Auburn Rd • Lansing, NY 14882 www.mooretrees.com • (888) 597-TREE
in the continental USA
THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE The Charm of an Old Fashioned Christmas Awaits You…
361 Maple Avenue • Elmira, NY 14904 (Rt. 17/I86, Exit 56, Left on Madison, Left on Maple)
www.christmas-house.com • (607) 734-9547
Northfield Common • Pittsford, NY 585-248-8660 • 877-493-3091 www.myoilclothconnection.com
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Phone 607-255-7712, Fax 607-255-9829
The Olde Canning Factory Fine Gifts • Apparel • Gourmet
Spring Valley Garden Center and Gift Shop A quiet relaxed atmosphere in an old brick house dating back to the 1800’s.
Visit our cozy gift shop for your holiday shopping! Find just the right piece from our home accents. 3100 Cty Rd. 10, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (1/8th mile North of Route 5 & 20 on Cty. Rd. 10)
Holiday Extravaganza! 9 Spectacularly Decorated Rooms November & December 19 Special Events Weekly 4789 Rte 31 • Vernon • NYS Thruway Exit 33 www.theoldecanningfactory.com Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm • Sunday 12-5pm
Monica’s Pies Holiday Pies, Cookies & Breads Made Fresh Everyday. Shipping & Gift Certificates available! Call 2 Days Ahead for Special Orders.
7599 Route 21, Naples
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“Champagne Flute” pendant – 14kt white gold with custom cut champagne quartz and diamonds
“Lake View” pendants – 14 kt yellow or white gold with blue enamel
Scott and Sean Weaver, Jewelers By Melissa Sue Sorrells
he Finger Lakes region is full of great beauty. Rolling hills give way to acres of farmland and magnificent waterfalls. Shimmering lakes offer peaceful respite and opportunities for fun. Breathtaking in every season, it’s no wonder that the Finger Lakes region has become a top destination for tourists and an inspiration to artists. Scott and Sean Weaver are brothers and artists, and are deeply inspired by the Finger Lakes, despite the fact that they were born in Troy, Pennsylvania. The two fell into goldsmithing when Scott took a course on jewelry-making at Mansfield University. They studied their craft as apprentices, learning the finer points of crafting gold by hand. They spent years doing wholesale designs for large retailers before moving to Elmira in 2001 to open their own shop. Scott and Sean have developed a real feel for the area and have created a line of Finger Lakes-inspired jewelry that has captured the attention of local designers and buyers. Their enameled lake pendants are highly stylized, resembling wearable, framed portraits of the individual lakes. Since this
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area is the second largest wine region in the country, Scott and Sean have created pendants in the shape of glasses and bottles of wine and champagne. They use perfect gems, like amber-green quartz, to represent champagne. The brothers make all of their exquisite pieces by hand; they don’t carve their designs in wax and then cast their jewelry, like many other jewelers. The Weaver brothers spend hours shaping and forming every piece they create, which gives their jewelry a unique, distinctive look. Scott and Sean hope to help revitalize downtown Elmira while displaying their own unique jewelry as well as the work of other artisans. They continue to design their Finger Lakesinspired line and are currently searching for the perfect gem to create a blush-wine pendant. Scott and Sean Weaver welcome custom orders and are happy to talk to those interested in their jewelry. To view their work or contact them about commissions, call the brothers at 607-733-1300 or visit their store, Weaver Goldsmithing, in Elmira.
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