Festival releases impact data
CANANDAIGUA — A survey of last summer’s 41st annual Waterfront Art Festival’s visitors was designed to gather information to gauge the festival’s economic impact.
This year’s survey of provided the following information about the 8,270 visitors:
• 14 percent live in other states
• 36 percent live in Monroe County
• 32 percent live in Ontario County
• Balance of 18 percent live in other New York counties
• 75.6 percent came to Canandaigua specifically to attend the Festival and that translates to 6,086 people in Canandaigua who wouldn’t normally be in the City.
• Average visitor spending was $112.42 in Canandaigua plus $67.28 at the Festival for a total of direct economic impact of at least $1,486,160.
Once that money “bounces around” in the local economy, spent by local businesses and their staff, it can be calculated as a “multiplier effect.” Small metro areas tend to see a multiplier effect of between 1.6 and 2.0.
That means the total economic impact of the Waterfront Art Festival can be estimated at between $2.4 million and $2.98 million.
Fox Run wine among best buys
BENTON — Wine Enthusiast has selected one of Fox Run Vineyards’ 2013 vintages as one of its 100 best buys for 2014.
Editors at the magazine rated Fox Run’s 2013 Doyle Family Vineyard Chardonnay at No. 41. It was the highest-rated Finger Lakes wine and one of only 30 U.S. vintages in the Top 100.
The chardonnay received a score of 89 points.
“The addition of 9 percent traminette lends a blossomy flair to fresh apple and tangerine notes in this bright, unoaked Chardonnay,” Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Anna Lee Iijima wrote. “Brisk and revitalizing, with a zesty lime-toned acidity, it’s a satisfying late-summer quaffer at a bargain price.”
Fox Run Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Doyle Family Vineyard sells for $11.99 in the business’ tasting room on Route 14 and in its online store.
View the entire Top 100 at buying guide.winemag.com/toplists/2014/bestbuys.
For more info on Fox run, visit foxrunvineyards.com.
Seneca County Chamber welcomes iNails to SF
SENECA FALLS — The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce welcomed iNails to its new location at 2014 Routes 5&20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
The full-service nail salon, which offers manicures, pedicures, chair massages and waxing, was founded in the Tops Plaza in Geneva, where it still has an outlet. Jay and Karen Li, who own iNails, said the decision to expand was based on customer requests and feedback.
A day-long grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 7. Customers who visit can receive an additional 10 percent discount and complimentary massage through Nov. 19.
The business hours for iNails’ new location are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
For more information and special offers, call (315) 257-0076 or visit iNails on Facebook.
FL Wine Fest named ‘Top 100 Event’
WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes Wine Festival has been in the “Top 100 Events in North America for 2015” by the American Bus Association.
The list will be published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.
Presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, the festival will be July 10 to 12.
Damiani cabernet franc in magazine
BURDETT — Damiani Wine Cellars’ 2011 Cabernet Franc has been featured in the October issue of Wine & Spirits magazine.
The wine received a 90-point score.
Damiani also has released its 2012 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon.
Info: damianiwinecellars. com.
Wellness center adds Kundalini yoga
GENEVA — Inner You Healing & Wellness Center, 590 Pre-Emption Road, will add Kundalini yoga.
Kundalini yoga is a physical and mental discipline that uses primarily physical postures and breathing techniques.
Beginning Nov. 4, classes will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and 8 to 9 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Instructor Krisje Deal completed her teaching certification in India and has practiced yoga for more than 20 years.
Classes are appropriate for beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga students.
The cost is $13 per class; discounted packages are available.
Info: 759-5468 or email email@example.com.
RTS offers free fares for holidays
ROCHESTER — Customers who catch a bus or transfer at the RTS Transit Center will be able to board free from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31.
Beginning Jan. 1, regular pricing resumes at $1 per single-use trip or $3 for an all-day unlimited ride pass.
All customers who must continue their trip beyond the Transit Center will be required to transfer to their next bus.
Glens renewal season runs through Nov. 24
WATKINS GLEN — The Watkins Glen International renewal season will run through Nov. 24.
Account holders will be able to save up to $35 per ticket, relocate their campsite or upgrade their tickets.
Info: (866) 461-RACE or TheGlen.com/renewals.
Constellation, Sands family offer matching gift
CANANDAIGUA — Constellation Brands and the Sands family will provide a matching gift of up to $375,000 for the Breast Imaging Center planned by UR Medicine’s Thompson Health.
The F.F. Thompson Foundation Inc. is raising funds for the 7,000-square-foot center scheduled to open in 2015.
The center will provide breast screening and state-of-the-art 3D Tomosynthesis diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasounds and biopsies, bone density screening and other essential breast health services.
Boyd joins Wealth Strategies Group
CANANDAIGUA — Amy K. Boyd has joined the Wealth Strategies Group at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.
She is the trust administration officer.
She had been an associate attorney in the life and asset planning group of Harris Beach, PLLC., and an attorney at David C. Pettig & Associates, P.C. in Pittsford.
Boyd earned her juris doctor from the State University at Buffalo Law School and her undergraduate degree from Elmira College with a dual major in business administration and social studies.
She is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Trust and Estate Section; the New York State Bar Association and its Elder Law & Special Needs Section; the Monroe County Bar Association and its Trust & Estate and Younger Lawyers Sections, and the Erie County Bar Association.
For details, visit www.cnbank.com.
Akamnonu, Radulescu join FL Health
GENEVA — Drs. Chibuikem Akamnonu and Mihail Radulescu, who specialize in orthopedics, have joined Finger Lakes Health.
Akamnonu, an orthopedic spine surgery specialist, received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City.
He completed his residency in orthopedic spine surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and his specialty fellowship in spine surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.
He offers comprehensive services to improve function and relieve back pain.
Radulescu has extensive training in joint reconstruction and offers comprehensive services to improve function and relieve pain.
He earned his medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
He also did a specialty fellowship in joint reconstruction at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
Radulescu holds certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the Medical Council of Canada.
Both physicians practice at FLH Medical, P.C. — Orthopaedic Surgery.
They see patients in both of the Geneva offices, as well as in Clifton Springs and Penn Yan.
To make an appointment, call 719-0060 for Radulescu and 789-0993 for Akamnonu.
Collins certified in colorectal surgery
GENEVA — Dr. Craig J. Collins, general surgeon, recently was board certified in colorectal surgery from the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
He also is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Collins provides colorectal consultation and treatment.
He attended medical school at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and completed his residency in general surgery and his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at State University at Buffalo.
For details, call Geneva General Surgical Associates at 787-5383.