Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Searching for a locally made, unique gift or hostess gift for the holidays? Or perhaps you are yearning for a delicious treat? Affaire de Chocolat is located in Fairport and has been making truffles and chocolates since 2001. With their new location at 303 Macedon Center Rd. (across from the VFW; Rt. 31F) in Fairport you can shop their current selections. Dark, milk, and white chocolate barks; gourmet truffles made with fresh cream, nuts, fruits and liquors; and to satisfy your sweet/salty craving try a Caramel Bijou – chocolate with a pocket of soft Caramel, covered with dark chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt. Yum!
Roc City Chocolates, chocolate bars containing spices believed to encourage healthful living was added to the lineup in 2015. Many of the chocolates available in the store are also available to order online and shipped, or picked up at the store. Another wonderful local business right here in Fairport!
Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn has been a popular Fairport/Macedon destination since its opening in 1988. In June, 2015, the location was sold to Bill Gray’s. A large renovation project is recently completed and the space has “flipped” – the tap room and the dining or Grill Room have changed places. The tap room is now located in the room that house the large fireplace. The space is welcoming with tables surrounding the large bar area - a nice option if the dining area is full. The bar has 24 beer taps devoted to craft and imported beers, with a nice range of NYS wines available -- hurray! – and of course, a full bar. Saturday nights you’ll find live music in the Tap Room. The Grill Room is casual and comfortable. The menu, also available in the Tap Room, includes daily specials. On a recent Friday night you could not have found a more energetic and friendly staff. So many patrons seemed to be regulars as they chatted with the wait – and bar-staff. Neighborhood establishment? You bet it is!
Behind Riki’s and Sew Creative in Fairport, through the public parking lot going west, is Plant Paradise Café. Three distinct businesses are folded together in this space at 10 Liftbridge Lane, W., Fairport. It is a unique concept! The Café offers breakfast and lunch Tuesdays through Sundays (Tu-Thurs. opening at 10am; 9am on Fri., Sat. and Sunday). Lunch items include homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, French toast, bagels and muffins.
Live plants fill the small restaurant area. See something you like? The plants are not only decorative but are for sale! Lastly, the café/plant shop also shares space with Sweet Melissa’s Bake Shop. Delicious-looking, lovingly decorated cupcakes are displayed and are for purchase. Other bakery items are available by custom - order. Sweet Melissa’s specializes in cakes, cupcakes and cookies. The website will leave you hoping for a special occasion in the very near future!
On November 26th from 10:30-11:30am, Tim Wagner will play seasonal selections on a Finster Baby Mechanical Organ. What, you say? A Finster Baby is a 20-note self-playing mechanical organ that uses punched paper music rolls encoded with notes that are read on a tracker bar. Tim became intrigued with organ music when he first heard it on the Roseland Park carousel in Canandaigua. On the 26th, Tim will be playing an organ manufactured in Austria in 2008. As the organ grinder, he turns the crank to power the bellows and drive the music roll. This event is free at the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St.
Give yourself a work out prior to Thanksgiving Dinner! On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24th from 8-10am the Perinton Community Center will be open for the Turkey Jam. Free aerobic and water aerobic classes will be available as well as free use of the fitness equipment. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food as your donation for the classes/equipment use.
The food benefits the Perinton Food Shelf. Please register for the water aerobics class by calling 223-5050 ext. 1185.
New York’s Finger Lakes region is gaining notoriety for its quality wine production. Although wine has been made in the Finger Lakes area for over 100 years, the area is now teaming with wine trails, tasting rooms, and has become a destination for travelers. Join Peter Burford, author from Lansing, NY and wine enthusiast, as he explores wine making in the Finger Lakes area.
This event takes place on Sunday, November 20th from 2-4pm at the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St.
Peter’s book, “Wines of the Finger Lakes” will be available for purchase.
On Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11th, donate your old cell phones at the Perinton Community Center. This cell phone recycling program takes the proceeds from donated cell phones to purchase pre-paid calling cards for America’s troops. Cell phones will gladly be accepted at the upstairs reception desk of the Community Center from 9am-5pm.
In November a variety of craft shows are scheduled as a prelude to the Holidays. On Saturday, November 5th, Maplewood Estates Independent Senior Living is hosting a Fall Craft Show in the Atrium (55 Ayrault Rd., Fairport) from 9-2pm. Fall into the Holidays Showcase Event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Perinton Community Center, 11-4pm. Sponsored by What Moms Want, this event includes 25+ vendors for holiday shopping and will include interactive demos and raffles. Admission is free!
A large, quality craft sale is the Annual Fairport Educators Assoc. annual craft sale. Scheduled for November 19th from 9:30 – 4pm at Minerva Deland School in Fairport, this sale promises 100 vendors for your shopping pleasure. Parking and entrance to the show are both free.
For the 6th year, Perinton Square Mall hosts Christmas Artisans Bazaar in the Mall, beginning Nov. 28th and running through Dec.24th. Vendors will be open daily from 12-6; 12-5 on Sundays. Do your last minute shopping on Dec. 24th from 12-3.