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Farmington Restaurants

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    by davecallahan Written May 9, 2007

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    This chain of restaurants is counter service with minimal in-house facilities for eating.
    99% of their service is pick-up/take-out.

    It is basically fried chicken with different coatings for flavor and texture. There are several side orders that you can have with each order of chicken. Most newspapers carry coupons for combinations of chicken and side-orders.

    It's greasy, it's uniquely tasty, it's fattening and filling. Why wouldn't you want a bucket full of this stuff!!!?

    $10 will buy you a lot of food.

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Farmington Transportation

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    by davecallahan Updated Nov 16, 2007

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    Ontario County provides a dial-a-bus service, $5 door-to-door, anywhere in the county. Some of the buses are handicap accessible and can be requested at the same charge. The service operates from 7am to 7pm. Service delays of half-hour or more are not uncommon but the price is right.
    http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/transit/
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    Pickups are only every two hours so you may have a delay. Call ahead for pick up times and let the dispatch know where you need to be picked up. The route is broken into three parts and if you need to cross from one section into another there will be an added fee. Call 24 hours ahead and discuss the costs with the dispatch office.

    If you would rather have a taxi service, then try Toms Taxi in Canandaigua. (585-396-0770)
    They operate 24hours a day, 7days a week. But they will cost you a lot more than the $5 bus ride.

    For a bit more cash you can get a bit more class with Picture Perfect Limo (585-742-1056) in Victor. Twenty-four hour call-ahead is normally required.

    Hertz Rent-a-car has an office right in Farmington (1560 Rochester Road, 585-385-3400).

    If you have your own car or a rental, driving around Farmington is pretty easy.
    The main roads are 96, US5/20 and 31 to travel east and west. Routes 21,28 and 332 are good to go north and south. Most of these roads have 50mph speed limits except in residential areas wher it drops to 35mph. Gas stations in Victor, Manchester and along route 96 and route 332 are convenient places to fill the tank.

    plenty of country roads
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Farmington Shopping

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    by davecallahan Updated Jul 28, 2007

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    This place is easy to find.... it has a 12 foot rocking chair in the front yard.

    This antique store is huge with over 100 stalls of items. We sometimes go here just to remember things as they were 50 or 60 years ago. "Oh there's a Captain Midnight ring! Remember Ovaltine?" or "My aunt had a set of dishes just like that.". It really is a memory jogger to see some of this great treasures and most are still in pretty good condition.

    Books, furniture, records (45 and LP), foot powered sewing machines, thimbles, campaign buttons, jewelry, cook ware, dishes, tea sets, old magazines, handmade blankets, and on and on... room after room of stuff.
    My wife can easily take two hours just browsing. Luckily she is a browser and not a buyer.
    She doesn't mind wishing she had this or that but when it comes to parting with the old green backs, she rethinks the situation.

    So if you are on vacation in Farmington, stop in here and get a little nostalgia.

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Farmington Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 21, 2007

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    Farmington has far flung boundaries which encompass several rural communities. Each of these hamlets and villages has its own heritage and economic/socialogic groups which give each community a uniqueness.

    Some of these communities in Farmington are:

    Blacksmith Corners... southeast of Farmington on route 96
    Brownsville... northwest of Farmington
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    Hathaway Corners... at the junction of route 332 and route 41
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    Ingleside Corner... west of town on route 332
    Mertensia (West Farmington)... hamlet on route 41
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    Pumpkin Hook... community near Allen-Padgem Road and Hook Road

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    by davecallahan Written May 29, 2007

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    The Sport Car and Vintage Auto Festival is held in Farmington every June (usually the first Sunday).
    Over 800 cars are shown in this expose of carmanship. Hot rods, collectors' cars, customized vans, Model Ts, MGs will all be on the scene. Besides the cars and their owners, there will be car parts dealers with exhibits and items to buy. Arts and craft vendors will have some tents and tables with their wares for sale. And of course the food vendors will have products for consumption.

    Cost is $5 to enter (kids free).

    to get there:
    1000 route 8
    take route 96 to the route 8 intersection and go north 1 mile on route 8 and see the signs

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Farmington Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 23, 2007

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    The crime Statistics for Farmington indicate that it is safer than the average New York State town.
    There are 9 registered sex offenders in Canandaigua which is fairly low for a city of 11000 people.
    (If you are interested to learn more about these SOs, then use the website below.)

    So use normal precautions like locking doors and keeping valuables out of sight and watching the kids and staying away from unfamiliar places late at night. Those simple methods should give you a safe and happy time in Farmington.

    safer than average
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Farmington Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This course costs $50 for a one day session and you will NOT be taking off on your own.
    It is given periodically so if you miss this time then you might be able to catch it on your next visit to Farmington.

    The purpose of the course is to teach the principles of hang gliding and why it works; the safety necessary to hang glide without injury; the parts and assembly of a hang glider.
    After the two hours of class and one hours of demonstrations, the student will be allowed to learn hands-on techniques for launch, glide and flare.

    to get there:
    455 Bowerman Road in Farmington
    see the website for detailed map and times and registration.

    (from the ads)
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Farmington Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Updated May 9, 2007

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    Winding Creek is one of those 9-hole golf courses where business men come to push the ball around while they discuss business. It is given the fancy name "excutive" but its still a farm field with some landscaping.

    For $15 you can play all 9-holes and have a cart. It is only 1800 yards, so there are a lot of short holes. Some holes are as short as 90 yards. A driver, pitching wedge and putter are about the only clubs you'll need. A couple of the holes back up to the housing project of Victor Villas.

    They have a pro-shop and a snack bar.

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