A CHEER ... to Cornerstone Market in Honeoye, which is celebrating five years in the community. The quaint eatery right in the heart of town has provided quality meals with an eye toward health for both you and the community. Natural ingredients from local providers make up the bulk of the menu and while you're waiting for food to be prepared, you can browse the artwork and products supplied by local vendors. Cornerstone has been a big positive for the Honeoye community, so here's to at least 50 more.
A CHEER ... to the 2019 Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce Business Award winners. They are: New York Kitchen, for Tourism; The Friend Team, for Service; Lazy Acre Alpacas/Alpaca Country Clothing & Gifts, for Retail; and Finger Lakes Extrusion for Industry. Each may have a different niche in the local economy, but each demonstrates excellence in what they do and make the community a better place for doing so.
A CHEER ... to Mission Mustang, a national pilot program at the EquiCenter in Mendon that pairs veterans battling anxiety and PTSD with wild mustangs experiencing much the same — and to Marine Corps veteran Brett Avery, who led a 22-mile hike Saturday along the Ontario Pathways Trail to benefit the program and raise awareness about suicide among veterans. It's an important mission for Avery, 26, who has lost three friends to suicide.
A CHEER ... to the a capella vocal group So Noted, which has held its reheasals at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Geneva — and this Sunday is returning the favor by giving a benefit concert for the church. The concert featuring the 10-voice group starts at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at St. Michael's, 98 Genesee St. in Geneva. The performance is free, but donations for the church are welcome.
A CHEER ... to the Ontario County Justice Coalition, a nonproofit organization brings community leaders together with law enforcement to explore issues of justice and equality, as well as stressors and tensions between police and community. Coalition President Juanita Aikens, who started OCJC in February 2018, plans to attend court proceedings; she and the coalition are addressing, among other issues, a perceived inequity between how Hobart and William Smith Colleges students and their local peers in Geneva are treated by law enforcement. The coalition meets the first Saturday of each month at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Clark St., Geneva — with an aim to, in Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson's words, "get folks together in a room and focus on the future."