Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the tourism promotion and management agency for Ontario County. Our mission is to create visitorship and economic vitality for Ontario County by marketing its tourism assets and positioning the area as a premier leisure and meetings destination.

On January 22, 2014 the Geneva Historical Society sold Balmanno Cottage (583 South Main Street, Geneva) to Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Blanchard Bartlett Walker bequeathed her house and the vast majority of her household furnishings to the Historical Society upon her death in 1997. It was her intent to establish her late husband’s collection of 18th- and 19th-century American furniture and decorative arts as a memorial to him. These objects became the William Walker Memorial Collection. Since 1997, the collection and other household furnishings have been displayed at Balmanno Cottage, the couple’s former home. 

Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes premiere professional summer theater will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on March 15th with a benefit celebration at the theater – 151 S. Main Street, Naples. The benefit will feature a reading of the hilarious backstage farce Noises Off, a gourmet post-show reception and live auction of one-of-a-kind prizes! 

In celebration of a Heroux family tradition Simply Crêpes Café and Catering will be offering all you can eat traditional crêpe rolls during the highlight of the maple sugaring season. Starting March 21, and running until the end of the month, March 31, you can eat and unlimited quantity of Traditional Crêpe rolls, for only $8.00. 

Saturday, April 19th at 12:30pm – Lunch & Learn for $30
Chef culinary demonstration with wine pairing
Saturday, April 19th at 2:00pm – Cooking is Family Time for $25
Chef instructor guides participants through essential culinary skills useful for all ages and expertise levels
Saturday, April 19th at 3:00pm – Wine and Chocolate Pairing for $25

The 180-plus store Eastview Mall in Victor added a 140,000 square-foot Von Maur department store, the first Von Maur store in the Northeast. The anchor for a $55 million redevelopment project at Eastview Mall, Van Maur has been joined by ten new tenants in the renovated wing, including Brighton, Athleta, Papayrus, Brooks Brothers and Vera Bradley. www.eastviewmall.com 

Geneva, New York, February 4, 2014 – 
Taste cool-climate wines from around the world, try wine and food pairings and learn why wineries in New York’s Finger Lakes have gained international respect. Joshua Greene, editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which will be held June 13-14 in Geneva, New York.