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The Lake House voted top resort hotel in New York by Travel + Leisure (access required)

The Lake House on Canandaigua was voted the best resort hotel in New York State and second-best in the continental United States by in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey. Readers of the publication also voted The Lake House ...

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Canal Corp. extends public comment period for canal embankment plan (access required)

The public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the state Canal Corp.’s Earthen Embankment Integrity Program will be extended to October 15, 2021, the organization said Monday. “The Canal Corp. is committed to a public ...

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Revamped BayTowne Wine & Spirits offers customer-focused experience (access required)

BayTowne Wine & Spirits unveiled a new, larger store last weekend that is focused on customer experiences and education. The 10,000-square-foot wine and spirits’ superstore is still in BayTowne Plaza, which is owned by the DiMarco Group, but is in ...

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Elm Ridge Center reborn thanks to Wegman Cos. Inc. (access required)

As Jay Wegman would pull into Elmridge Center on his way to Red Fedele’s Brook House in recent years, he’d gaze at what once was a vibrant shopping plaza and wonder if there could ever be a revival. A quick-trip ...

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In-person portion of Corporate Challenge called off again (access required)

Organizers have canceled the in-person running of the 2021 J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge in downtown Rochester due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. The event, set for Sept. 21 at Frontier Field, will instead be virtual and free, owner and ...

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Corporate Challenge returns to downtown streets in September (access required)

After staging a virtual-only event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge returns for in-person running and walking this year. The 3.5-mile team race will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, ...

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G-Force One weightlessness flight experience coming to Rochester (access required)

Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut in space? For a price, you now can, and without leaving the Earth’s atmosphere. DePrez Travel Partners and Galactic Experiences by DePrez are bringing to Rochester G-Force One, the ...

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Bello says upgrade to aging county parks is overdue (access required)

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello will ask the County Legislature to approve $7.2 million in renovation and upgrades to facilities, amenities and roadways within a majority of the county’s 22 parks. Go Outside Monroe — Parks Revitalization Initiative is part of Bello’s ...

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Willowbrook Spa at Lake House on Canandaigua now open (access required)

The Willowbrook Spa is now open at The Lake House on Canandaigua, the final amenity at the newly built luxury resort property to welcome visitors. Willowbrook Spa offers treatments, products and services developed in collaboration with TLee Spas and Born ...

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Small businesses pivoted to e-commerce when shuttered during pandemic (access required)

Tanvi Asher admits to being somewhat naïve when her store had to temporarily close in mid-March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At first I thought we may be closed two weeks,” says Asher, designer and owner of Peppermint ...

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Therapy gardening project blooms at RPC, Bryant & Stratton (access required)

Bryant & Stratton College and Rochester Psychiatric Center have partnered on student fieldwork since the school began its occupational therapy assistant program several years ago. But this year, the two organizations have added therapeutic gardening to the Level I component ...

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Revive Fitness offers alternative to routine workouts (access required)

A new fitness studio in Perinton that specialize in fitness, light therapy and recovering will celebrate its grand-opening ribbon cutting on Friday. Revive Fitness at 617 Whitney Rd. W. features small group, high-intensity, interval-style training classes for all levels of ...

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