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MILO — As the new owners of the Showboat Motel & Restaurant, Mark Cronin and Matt Collins couldn’t have asked for more in 2019. They were looking forward to a better 2020 after making numerous renovations and improvements at the venerable site on the shores of Seneca Lake.

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VICTOR — The parking lots and the wings of Eastview Mall are silent now, the result of the COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential business Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended to April 29.

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LYONS — From silent movies to talkies to multiplexes to the transition from film to digital, the beautifully restored Ohmann Theatre has been through it all — and all with a single screen.

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CANANDAIGUA — There’s a place in Austin, Texas, where barbecue fans begin lining up as early as 7 a.m. to get a crack at the fabled joint’s meats — from brisket and ribs to sausage and turkey. It’s called Franklin Barbecue, and it’s on the bucket list for brisket lovers across the country.

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CANANDAIGUA — Angelo Prestigiacomo sought a painter for his rapidly filling luxury townhome development, The Elms of Bloomfield, so he did what many in his line of work do: He asked a contractor. That contractor suggested Reason Painting, whose team had been working at the townhome project o…

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TYRE — The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of eclectic is as follows: “Composed of elements drawn from various sources; selecting what appears to be best in various methods or styles.”

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ARCADIA — Police agencies stock their fleets with vehicles that aren’t much different than the ones civilians buy. It’s the modifications made after purchase that transform them into the cars and SUVs used by law enforcement and other first responders.

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BARRINGTON — For as long as anyone can remember, there has been a business at 823 East Lake Road (Route 54) in this Yates County town. However, it’s highly unlikely that any have been as popular as The Olney Place, which has been overlooking Keuka Lake for nearly a dozen years now.

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PENN YAN — Top of the Lake has been open for a little more than five years, but longtime residents of this Yates County community know the restaurant’s history dates back much longer than that.