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Canandaigua

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Plans were unveiled this week for a new resort on Canandaigua Lake.

It’s called, appropriately, The Lake House, at the spot previously occupied by The Inn on the Lake.

The co-developers are Bill Caleo and Doug Bennett, members of the Sands family, who want to enhance the spot as a year-round destination.

The former hotel closed last year. The new one will include 125 guest rooms, a spa, new sea wall and boardwalk, and an event barn that can be used for things like weddings and conferences.

Finger Lakes Opera brings relatable characters to stage

Aug 9, 2019
Dave Jones, Empire West Photo

The characters in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème start out as broad archetypes:  the moody poet, a fun-loving musician, a lonely young woman dreaming of love, a flirtatious party girl...it’s easy for everyone to see something of themselves – or their friends – in this group of characters.

But as the cast of this summer’s Finger Lakes Opera production of La Bohème discussed – the opera’s true power lies in how all these characters change, as you can hear with musical selections drawn from classic recordings of the opera.