Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.
Melissa Knoblauch was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Seneca Lake, and lives in Canandaigua with her handsome husband, Andrew. Melissa enjoys city life but loves all the Finger Lakes has to offer from the rolling hills and expansive views, to the locally produced and delicious cuisine. She is obsessed with Harry Potter and Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters and always has a least 3 full pounds of coffee on hand. She loves biking, hiking mountains, reading, and Netflix binging. Most often in her spare time she’ll be doing any of those while hanging out with her husband and their adorable cats Buddha Pistachio and Major Marmalade.
It’s March, folks. That means 2018 has come and if you haven’t already, it’s time to crumple that old crinkled list of last year’s to-dos, skyhook it straight to the trash and trade it in for this brand-new, shiny list for a whopping price of $Free.99! That’s right, it’s 2018 (aka TwentyGreatTeen) and adventure is out there. It’s time to giddy-up and go. Here are 18 things to do in 2018.
Monday, January 29, 2018 9:00 AM by Melissa Knoblauch
Are you looking for things to do to shake off those winter blues? Ontario County’s playground has just what you need this season to put some fun and excitement in your life! So grab your mittens, your sense of wonder, and your friends and family—and play outside!
Monday, January 22, 2018 10:00 AM by Melissa Knoblauch
January 1 rang in a new year and brought with it some frigid temperatures across the country. But since January is National Soup Month, battle the winter forecast of brrr by celebrating with this easy recipe.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:00 PM by Melissa Knoblauch
Autumn is drawing to a close. Most of the leaves have fallen, along with the temperatures, though there are the stubborn few still clinging to their branches, unwilling to move on to winter. Here in Ontario County in the Finger Lakes, the first snow has come and gone. But before we move on to winter, there's still more to celebrate this fall.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 AM by Melissa Knoblauch
Fall in the Finger Lakes is filled with the kind of majestic beauty that takes your breath away. Cool air signals a changing of season as trees and bushes transformed by color beckon you outside. So, get out and experience Ontario County’s natural beauty in an interesting new way. Sign up for a Finger Lakes Forest Therapy shinrin-yoku-inspired walk. Shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing, is a wellness trend gaining popularity in the United States, with 30 years of research in Japan showing the powerful emotional and physical benefits of being in the forest. It just may be the new yoga.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:00 AM by Melissa Knoblauch
Do you love cuddly animals with sweet dispositions? Join us at Lazy Acre Alpacas for their annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday, October 7–8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Take a guided farm tour and learn about these adorable living “teddy bears” and what life on an alpaca farm is like.
Monday, July 31, 2017 1:00 PM by Melissa Knoblauch
We’re all muggles (or non-magic folk). My 11-year-old self would curse me for admitting it, but it’s the sad truth.
However, there’s some good news.
Friday, July 14, 2017 3:00 PM by Melissa Knoblauch
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
What, you weren’t screaming for ice cream nearby? Probably because you don’t know the exciting news that I must share!