Yummy ! Wine Ice Cream…


Looking around the ice cream cooler recently in our local Byrne Dairy store, I came across Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream.  My first thought was  ” Wow ! What took them so long ? ”  After all, I live in the middle of the Finger Lakes Wine area, the second largest wine-producing area in the US.

I have had home-made wine flavored sorbet in a restaurant for dessert before, but have never seen mass-produced wine ice cream.  

Of course I had to visit Mercer’s website and found out they have been in business for many years, developing from many other companies and names.  They began a little North from my location and that may be why I had never come across this company in the past.

Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream is available in the following varietals:

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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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Keuka Lake Listings For Sale …

For Keuka Lake listings in all price ranges, be sure to contact myself  Mary St. George, Seth Olney or Dave Reeve.   All three of us have an intimate relationship with the lake…

photo supplied by Rebecca Ames

Whether you are looking for a private and remote setting on The Bluff of Keuka Lake, the flat and most requested side, the East side, or the more affordable properties for sale on the West side of the Lake, we can connect you with the appropriate property for your Keuka Lake enjoyment.

Currently there are 96 properties available on Keuka Lake for sale ranging from $2,150,000 for a home located at 14899 Keuka Village Rd, Dundee, NY ( also known as the home John Travolta was to be purchasing) to a mobile home with lakefront rights located at 9239 Bass Alley, Hammondsport, NY 14840 for $89,900.  And of course the homes range in prices, with the average listing price being around $515,000.  Keuka Lake offers luxury properties as well as small weekend get-a-ways.

For those folks fortunate enough to have owned property on Keuka Lake currently and are thinking about selling, we can assist you with the selling process, marketing  and preparation to sell your home in the most efficient and seamless manner possible.   We are Keuka Lake, and we will sell your home.

Our sellers and buyers like our integrated approach to marketing.  We utilize all available media such as radio, television, magazines, internet portals and websites to blogs and newsletter in both email and printed formats.  Our website is mobile phone friendly and our skills are unique. 

We maintain the personal feel with our boutique style of doing business.  Our office is where ever you would like it to be.  We can work together online, at our office, at lunch or breakfast at the Olney Place, or where ever suits your needs. 

So give us a call or drop us an email.  We are here to serve you needs at your convenience.

This information brought to you by your favorite lakefront realtor, Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377

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Spring Has Sprung In The Finger Lakes !

Yes we were temporarily distracted by taxes, and Old Man Winter decided to remind us of why we love Spring so much, but he is on his way back out !

Everyone seems to have that Spring Fever in their bones.  And that is a good thing !

It looks like the general consensus is that things are looking up, so add a little color to your world with a lakefront property !


Last but not least REALTORS®  are HAPPY.  You are keeping the spring in our step by keeping us busy.  I would also like to thank you for your referrals.  We continue to strive to be the very best at what we do and in turn all we ask is that you send us more referrals.  That is the best way of telling us Thank You !


If you are looking for a lakefront property on Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, or Seneca Lake, give us a call.  If you are thinking about selling your lakefront property, we can assist you with that as well, supplying you with all of the market data  available to ensure your property is priced right for the current market.  We look forward to working with you and you will find out what our other clients already know!


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Canandaigua Lake Sales – Last 90 Days

These are the lake sales for Canandaigua Lake for the last 90 days.  3 sales were for cash and three were via conventional mortgages.

These sales do not reflect any of the high-end sales in the last year.

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4759 West Lake Rd
Canandaigua NY 14424
$685,000 $655,000 CASH
 Image unavailable 657 Fisher Rd
Rushville NY 14544
$325,000 $312,000 CONVENTIONAL
 Image unavailable 5300 Sunnyside
Middlesex NY 14507
$339,900 $320,000 CONVENTIONAL
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7065 State Route 21
Naples NY 14512
$329,000 $312,000 CASH
 Image unavailable 4500 Lake Dr
Canandaigua NY 14424
$675,000 $520,000 CONVENTIONAL
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3516 Sandy Beach
Canandaigua NY 14424
$299,900 $315,000 CASH




If you would like more information about the Canandaigua Lake property market or any of the other Finger Lakes.  Just give me a call.

Reviewing some of the statistics will help you determine a good pricing strategy to sell your property and will assist buyers in determining a fair price for your market.

This information brought to you by Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377




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