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The Chair On The Lake…

Sometime in 2008 I decided to start a blog about lakefront properties in the Finger Lakes.  Blogs were becoming the hot topic and most people did not even know what a blog was, myself included.  I came across a professional group with the intent of educating realtors about blogs, and they referred to themselves as  “The Real Estate Tomato“.  Having a marketing background, I found them very creative in their approach.

I wanted to be like them, only instead of being the authority on how to blog and what to blog, I wanted to be the real estate authority for the lakefront properties in the Finger Lakes,by blogging in my area. 

As things go, I took the classes, learned a lot of things about HTML, SEO, how to integrate photos and written text into an informational dialogue that folks would read.  So far so good.  But as I said, “As things go”, I was side tracked with another career at the time and only practiced real estate part-time and did not have enough time in my busy schedule to “Blog”.

Now that I am back into Real Estate full-time, I am finding more time to blog and enjoying it more than ever.  I am finally realizing, that the more I blog, the more feedback I receive.  Once folks start to find your blog, they start to interact with your site, it increases your site’s ratings, and people start to see you as a local “authority”.  Folks are looking at  my website for information about Keuka Lake and Canandaigua Lake. 

As you can see since you are visiting my site, that my blog is titled ” The Chair On The Lake” .  I try to keep the site informative and fun at the same time.  I blog about real estate in the area, events, restaurants, design ideas, decks and docks,  and local businesses that contribute to the enjoyment of those visiting these wonderful Finger Lakes.

I love any feedback you have to give, as this is a continual learning process for me.  My intent is to use more videos in my blogs and to keep the blogs minimal in content.   This is now 2012 and my blog has evolved and I would like to keep it that way.  I will continue to learn with the Real Estate Tomatoes and hopefully all of the knowledge I gain will make my blogs more enjoyable to read.

In the mean time if you have any real estate needs at all, I am a licensed real estate associate broker with Wine Trail Properties.  I can assist you with buying or selling a property.








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The Olney Place on Keuka Lake – Making It Easy For You

Everyone on the East side of Keuka Lake and even into farther reaches, knows about Olneys.  They have a huge selection of beer, a great deli with some unique sandwich offerings, home-made cookies and salads, beautiful photos for sale and gift items.  If you go into the deli

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Open House – Ferris Hills – Overlooking Canandaigua Lake – Sat May 5th

                                                                                image supplied from Ferris Hills website

Ferris Hills, known as the premier senior community in Ontario County, overlooks the gorgeous Canandaigua Lake in a peaceful and tranquil setting, and offers the best amenities around for senior living.  If you would like to learn more about this fabulous community, stop by and visit their Open House this Sat May5th, 2012 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

  • It is Cinco de Mayo, so you will be entertained with Music by Trio Los Claveles.
  • You will get to be a judge for a Top Chef cook-off
  • Door prizes will be given out, including an elegant dinner at Ferris Hills
  • Staff will be available to answer your questions
  • End your tour with a “make your own Sundae station”

-For more information visit their website or call 585-393-0410

This truly is an amazing place that will allow you greater freedom with the upscale lifestyle that you are accustomed to.

Per website instructions:

Ferris Hills is best accessed from the 3300 block of West Lake Road (County Road 16) in Canandaigua, via Peg Rayburn Drive.

The staff would like to see  you,

 Live the Good Life at Ferris Hills!




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Things To Do In Canandaigua This Weekend May 5th- Part 2

Date May 5th, 2012 7PM to 10 PM
For racing enthusiasts – start your engines…
For More information contact  Canandaigua Motorsports
Event Description  Morrisville State College & Blue/Blue Light present Big-Block Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, Pure Stock, New Legends Sportsman plus 1-on-1 Spectator Races
Event Location  Ontario County Fairgrounds, 2820 County Road 10

$12 Adult General Admission. Kids FREE 16 yrs. & under with ID
Contact Information

Jeremie Corcoran, promoter 315-374-2839 
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Things To Do In Canandaigua This Weekend May 5th – Part 1

The weather is warming up, trees are displaying their Sunday best with combinations of pinks and creams and rose-colored petals.  Spring flowers are lifting their colorful little heads up to the sun adding to the blue of the skies and the lakes.

If you are going to be in the Canandaigua Lake area this weekend, stop by and take in the beauty.   On your way to the lake, you can stop by historic downtown Canandaigua to participate in their Annual Wine Walk.  This year since it is the 5th of May, Riesters Appliance will be offering Margarita tastings.  Here is a list of the participating vendors:

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