Dunkirk Wine Book 2023

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he Morning Glory Wedding Venue located in Bemus Point New York is a weekend wedding destination. The Morning Glory features a wedding package that includes the use of an eight bedroom gorgeous inn, which comfortably sleeps 20 of your guest. In addition, there are two freestanding cabins on the property for an additional four guests. Twenty-four of your wedding party will have accommodations for the wedding celebration. At this venue, the celebration starts on Friday and you have the exclusive use of the property until Sunday afternoon.

atmosphere for everyone to prepare for the wedding day. The bride and her bridesmaids can take over the inn to prepare for the wedding. The cabins are a perfect place for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready for the big day. With the wedding party staying at the property it becomes a very relaxed weekend celebration.

Sunday morning there is time for brunch before leaving. This family owned business welcomes couples to come and take a tour. It is a unique wedding venue located in Chautauqua County, On the property is a beautiful pavilion overlookNew York. The complex has everything you need ing a pond for the wedding ceremony. After this to host a wedding that will be a special memory to all those who ceremony, the guests can stroll to a recently renovated two story barn for dinner and dancing. This well landscaped 30-acre site attend. is the perfect setting for a wedding day. The location of the Inn is 4766 Maple Springs Ellery Road in After arriving on Friday, the wedding party can prepare for the Bemus Point, NY 14712. Contact us by phone at 813-727-7217 rehearsal at the pavilion. There are several options to host the or schedule a tour at MorningGloryWeddingVenue.com or rehearsal dinner at the property. On Saturday, it is a relaxed Facebook.com/MorningGloryWeddingVenue

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ountry Woods LLC is located at 1771 Foote Ave. in Jamestown, NY. It has many out-of-town return customers as well as locals. Julie and her staff would love to meet you on your travels. Since purchasing Country Woods in October 2021, Julie has worked hard to freshen up the store, widen aisles, and bring in lots of new antique furniture, vintage and country merchandise, trendy farmhouse decor and unique primitive items.


In addition, Country Woods LLC stocks new Vera Bradley patterns and has a Swedish room full of Swedish items to buy like authentic Dala horses. It also carries greeting cards and a wide variety of specialty scented candles, hand dipped candles, tapers and battery candles.

Joanne Hill, owner, is a licensed massage therapist and practicing herbalist who completed her herbal apprenticeship from the Heartstone Herbal School, taught by Tammi Sweet, near Ithaca NY. She also has had extensive training in the endocannabinoid system, cannabis medicine making and growing, and is able to help anyone seeking guidance on cannabis.

Country Woods LLC also sells items created by over a dozen local vendors including gorgeous handmade quilts, adorable gnomes, fresh herbal teas, scenic photographs, originally created greeting cards, handcrafted wooden tables, cutting boards, bird houses and wall hangings, and hand sewn table runners, placemats, bowl cozies, pouches, mug rugs, and more. There is a little something for everyone!

erbs for Life located at 85 E 4th St., Dunkirk NY, 716679-4646 is your trusted source for natural herbal products and high quality supplements. We seek to empower people to use herbs and natural medicine for health and well-being.

Herbs for Life offers high quality supplements, organic homemade herbal products, medicinal mushroom products, teas, essential oils, tinctures, all natural personal care items, incense, gifts, and more! We carry all your cbd needs. Full spectrum cbd oils, isolate cbd oils, avocado and glycerite oils for people with coconut allergies. Full and broad spectrum gummies (regular, turmeric, and melatonin). Cbd topicals and even cbd products for pets. We offer infrared sauna sessions, 1/2 hour for $25 with discounted packages available. We accept the health extra’s card from Independent Health.

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Julie would love to hear from you at the store by phone at 716483-1276 during business hours. You can also follow Country Woods Jamestown NY on Facebook. Feel free to leave a review on Country Woods Country Store on Google. Thank you for supporting small businesses like Country Woods LLC.

Nickel City Opera ENTERS SEASON 14!

Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in Buffalo & The Southtowns June 2023


ickel City Opera is back in full force with Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ with full orchestra, costumes and sets gracing the stage of the newly renovated Hollywood Theater in Gowanda, NY Friday, June 23, 2023 and returning for the second year at Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center in Buffalo Sunday, June 25th. The 14th Annual NCO Fundraising Gala is returning to Ilio DiPaolo’s after many years June 12, 2023 in addition to a Christmas concert in December. Founder and Artistic Director, Valerian Ruminski looks ahead..“Moving forward into 2022/23 is quite a thrill since all of us were stalled in 2020/21 because of COVID-19. Our June 2022 Rigoletto was a resounding success and we will be bringing our productions to a wonderful, refurbished grand old theatre in Gowanda NY. The Hollywood Theater on W. Main St in Gowanda, NY will be humming with opera on June 23rd, 2023. This ornate, historic theatre will be a new destination for Nickel City Opera to service theatre-goers in East Aurora, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Chautauqua, Angola, Silver Creek and other Southtowns. The hilarious comedy by Rossini, The Barber of Seville, will be our production both in Buffalo at the Nichols continued on page 10



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osie’s Workshop, a Westfield original of awesome home décor, lighting and special interest gifts looks forward to its third season on Main Street. “We have seen real momentum in our business and the downtown. Crowded streets, busy farmers market, lots of downtown programming have added up to success for our store in Westfield,” says Blair Koss, founder of Rosie’s Workshop. “We have met customers from all over the region spending a day or weekend.” With its quirky and fun approach to retail they are pleased to announce the addition of dozens of new products just in time for Summer. Rosie’s Workshop is the colorful store in the center of town with many sidewalk displays, the shop is impossible to miss. They are known for upcycled vintage camera lights, music instrument lights, projector table lamps and retrofitted 1930s floor radios. They sell on-line internationally and have made inroads in the hospitality industry with outfitting a boutique hotel in Zurich Switzerland themed on Jazz in 2021. Lighting, home décor and candles are manufactured in Chautauqua by a small team of artisans. They also work with other like-minded studios to create a gift store like no other. “We think this is a great location for our brand. It fits the neighborhood vibe with handcrafted merchandise ranging from candles, small décor, accent lights, children’s books and clocks. We also have fun apparel including our vintage styled tee shirts and huge selection of colorful socks,” says Claire Costello, PR and Marketing Manager for Rosie’s. Rosie’s Workshop is located in center of Westfield at 44 East Main Street. They will be participating in the “First Fridays” programming being organized by the Westfield Barcelona Chamber of Commerce occurring each first Friday of the month May - October. Stop in for a treat and specials on those days. More information can be found at https://RosiesWorkshop.com.



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SEVILLE on June 23rd in Gowanda NY at the Hollywood Theater and June 25th at Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts CenFlickinger Center for the Performing Arts and at the Hollywood ter in Buffalo. Theatre in Gowanda NY. Bringing opera to the entire region of Western New York is part of our mission and a pleasure to do. FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2023 Gioachino Rossini’s ‘BARBER OF SEVILLE’ We are looking forward to a long term partnership.” Hollywood Theater The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution is an opera 39 W Main Street Gowanda, NY 14070 • 7:00pm buffa in two acts composed by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barber-of-seville-aBeaumarchais’s French comedy The Barber of Seville (1775). comic-opera-tickets-403190633037 • $29 Rossini’s The Barber of Seville has proven to be one of the Nickel City Opera comes to the lovely 660 seat Hollywood greatest masterpieces of comedy within music and has been Theater in Gowanda NY for a night of fun and gorgeous music described as the opera buffa of all “opera buffa”. After two hun- by Rossini with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. A fully produced comic opera with theatrical sets, a full orchestra, chorus, cosdred years, it remains a popular work. tumes and supertitles giving you every word in English. Nickel City Opera, Inc. was founded in 2003 by ValeriA lot of the show is sung in English too! It’s a game of an Ruminski and has produced over 20 operas includcat and mouse for old Bartolo and Figaro who tries ing the world premiere of SHOT! by Persis Vehar in to stop him from marrying a woman who is much 2016 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Other productions too young for him! Starring Valerian Ruminski as include La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, Tosca, Bartolo, Carla Portillo as Rosina. Conducted by Don Pasquale, The Marriage of Figaro and Il TabarJason Tramm. Directed by Giorgio Lalov and Steve ro staged on the USS The Sullivans at the Buffalo Vaughan. Produced by Nickel City Opera-Valerian Erie County Naval & Military Park. NCO’s mission Ruminski and Eileen Breen. is to bring high quality opera and events to WNY and SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2023 is launching an Expansion Project to further the arts in Gioachino Rossini’s ‘BARBER OF SEVILLE’’ WNY and beyond. Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center MONDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2023 1250 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY • 4:00pm 14th Annual Nickel City Opera Fundraising Gala TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-barber-of-sevilleIlio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility tickets-386378918747 • $45 3785 South Park Avenue Blasdell, NY Don’t miss the special, one day only, performance of THE 6:00 pm Cocktails/Hors’ d’oeuvres • 7:00pm Dinner & Entertain- BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini. It’s a hoot. It’s a blast! ment Laughs galore! Side splittin’, knee slappin’ funny! You won’t TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/14th-annual-nco-gala- need a whoopie cushion to get you started! Ha ha ha! Stardinner-tickets-406512548977?aff • $70 ring Metropolitan Opera basso Valerian Ruminski as the old Enjoy opera singing, raffles, auctions, door prizes and a deli- windbag Bartolo who gets his comeuppance! Features a full cious meal at the 14th Annual Nickel City Opera Gala Dinner. set, orchestra, chorus and props. Directed by Giorgio Lalov Hosted by Valerian Ruminski with singing guests and pianist. and Steve Vaughan. Produced by Nickel City Opera-Valerian This event will support our production of THE BARBER OF Ruminski and Eileen Breen. NICKEL CITY OPERA from page 8




he Oil Creek Valley is world-famous for its past and the people that lived it. We take you back more than 150 years into the heart of Oil County in vintage cars built by Pullman in 1930. Our main station, Perry Street Station, is an early 1890s vintage freight station located at 409 S Perry St, Titusville, PA.

You’ll find special attractions...like our open air Gondola Car -weather permitting -- you’ll have a perfect view of the Oil Creek Valley. (Availability subject to change.)

rides. Please inquire when making reservations.)

2023 Season Begins June 10 June: Saturdays and Sundays departing at 11 am

Visit our Railway Post Office Car, the only one still in operation in the USA! Be sure to bring your address book - you can mail a Your 3-hour round trip will take through scenic Oil Creek State postcard or letter right on the train. Park, to where oil history began. You’ll learn about the people and places that made up Pennsylvania Oil Country. Your family Each piece of mail receives an official USPS OC&T hand stamp! can share the fun of train travel and relive history. See a variety Snack and beverages are also available on the RPO car, as well of wildlife from groundhogs to bald eagles, with ducks, deer, as at our Perry Street Station and Rynd Farm Station. and blue heron, as well as the occasional black bear. Be sure to visit our Museum, Gift Shop & Concession Stand at Ride in style on the Wabash, our First Class Car with air condiPerry Street Station, open any day we have train ride scheduled. tioning and more comfortable seats. Seating is limited in First Remember to visit our Concessions at Rynd Farm Station (halfClass and does sell out, so be sure to order your tickets early. (Not available for Murder Mystery Dinners and certain other way point) for ice cream, open June through October only.

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The Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center is the official Visitor’s Center for the NYS Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Area. We support and promote the Grape industry. Visit us and learn about

July: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays departing at 11 am (Please note: July 22 and 23 are Special Events so Special Event pricing applies) August (through the 27th only): Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays departing at 11 am (except August 12 & 13, departure is at 1 pm) September: Saturdays and Sundays departing at 11 am October: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 11 am; Saturday & Sunday at 10 am & 3 pm Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure. For Special Events and October check out our Events and Tours page at https://octrr.org/special-events-tours/.

all things Grape!

8305 West Main Rd. (Rt.20) Westfield, NY 14787 (716) 326-2003 • www.grapediscoverycenter.com

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Visit our Free Fossil Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10-6 Wed & Thurs 10-8 • Sun 12-5 (for the holidays) Please Call For Additional Hours

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t the north end of Seneca Lake and its numerous wineries is Geneva, New York and the landmark Smith Opera House. Built in 1894 by nurseryman William Smith—a native of England with a keen interest in Spiritualism--the opera house opened with James O’Neill, father of the playwright, in the lead role of The Count of Monte Cristo. Great actors and singers who have graced its stage include Ellen Terry, Walter Hampden, Frieda Hempel, Geraldine Ferrar, David Bisphan (“America’s Greatest Baritone” 1906), and world famous musicians such as conductor Walter Damrosch and violinist Itzhak Perlman. With its superb acoustics—it is the ideal place to experience the vibrancy of the human voice and a live opera production. Geneva Light Opera presents Donizetti’s bubbly comic opera The Elixir of Love at the Smith July 27, 29 and 30th with chamber orchestra and an outstanding cast led by Metropolitan Opera basso Valerian Ruminski, soprano Sarah Joyce Cooper, love-sick tenor Michael Anderson, and his rival baritone Brian Keith Johnson under the direction of Steve Vaughan. Savor this delightful-and touching--Italian opera buffo with backdrops hand-painted in Milano and English supertitles. Tickets $35/$100 at www.genevalightopera.org.

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he House of the Potter opened in September, 1975 after William (Bill) Kirner, a native of Fanwood, New Jersey, converted the White Swan tavern into a Pottery Studio and Gallery. A degree in Art Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College, followed by an apprenticeship with potter, Lee Magdanz, spearheaded Bill’s desire to dedicate his passion to become a full time artist. He has continued since then to refine his stoneware and porcelain pottery and his love of painting Oils and Watercolors. The creative process has always been an intriguing pursuit that has led to the recording of original piano and guitar compositions. The Gallery has provided an excellent outlet for his personal expression to flourish. Music CDs now share the spotlight for Bill’s artistic endeavors. Friends and musicians, Jerry Funk and Ray Reade, have joined forces to create additional CDs with Funk-Kirner-Reade contemporary instrumentals. Functional wheel thrown pottery receive the artist’s touch with hand painted dogwood blossoms, a grape motif or other attractive glaze combinations. Whimsical castles, chess sets and decorative sculptures are also created in a distinctive and unique style. Fired to 2380 degrees in a gas kiln, the pieces are all lead free, oven proof, dishwasher and microwave safe. The local region, nature and architecture comprise the major compositions of William Kirner’s paintings. A keen sense of design and fresh use of pigments are evident in the artwork that includes Limited Edition Prints of selected original watercolors. The House of the Potter features the work of over 50 artists and craftspeople from the U.S. and Canada. Our discerning taste dictates the fine quality of items that we showcase. Custom framing is available for most artwork including photography and needlework. We provide design consultations to meet a variety of home and business decors. The House of the Potter Studio/Gallery is located at 12391 East Main Road, North East, Pa. 16428 • 814-725-4791 • thehouseofthepotter.com Stop in and see our Pottery, Watercolors, Music, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Wood items, and so much more.

Everyone Loves A Little Italian! Hours Wednesday through Sunday 4:30-9 pm

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Chautauqua County


OBJECTIVE The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) is soliciting proposals from qualified marketing professionals to create a robust marketing strategy and campaign to promote the craft beverage and wine industries within Chautauqua County, New York while highlighting the ecotourism opportunities. The campaign will build on the successes and existence of cultural tourism and agritourism. BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND PURPOSE Chautauqua County is the western-most county in New York State. The County is rich in natural assets, including five (5) lakes, more than 20,000 acres of State and County forest lands, more than 400 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails, the most miles of single track groomed fat bike trails in New York State, and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, just to name a few. It is also home to the renowned Chautauqua Institution, Robert H. Jackson Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the National Comedy Center. Chautauqua County possesses very strong manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism sectors, with the tourism sector showing the greatest expansion year-after-year. Unique to the county is cultural tourism, which the visitor’s essential motivation is to learn, discover, and consume the tangible and intangible attractions/products, which has more than a 150 year history. In the late 1800’s, people came to the hotels, cottages, and religious encampments dotting the shores of Chautauqua Lake, Findley Lake, and Cassadaga Lake. Chautauqua Institution and Lily Dale have retained historic architecture and their missions’ to continue to offer summer programming based on artistic, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Globally, the agritourism market size continues to expand and our county is well positioned. The pastoral landscape can be found within the rolling hills between dense forests, but a significant amount can be enjoyed along the 50 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. There are hands-on farm experiences, vineyard tours, educational foraging programs, farm to table dining, and farm bed and breakfasts. The microclimate along the lake and the rich soil create an ideal terroir or growing conditions for fruit trees and grapes. Since the 1800’s, table grapes have been grown in the region. Welch’s first headquarters was located in the County in Westfield, NY. In 2013, the Grape Discovery Center was opened as the official Visitor’s Center for the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, which has been designated a New York State Heritage Area. Within the continued on page 16


last decade, farmers and brewers are growing more and more hops. There are twenty (20) wineries that make up the Lake Erie Wine Country, a member based organization that promotes the wineries and wine related events. Thirteen (13) of them are located in Pennsylvania and nine (9) of them are located in Chautauqua County, New York. A few of the wineries have added breweries and distilleries. In 2015, one winery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars created Five & 20 Spirits & Brewery and became New York State’s first combination winery, brewery & distillery, and dubbed “The Westfield Wonder”. There are five (5) breweries that have a presence in Chautauqua County. The rural setting that continues to see an increase in tourism fosters a market for farm breweries, some of which have outdoor stages to host live music.


Lake Erie Bed & Breakfast


anoramic views of Lake Erie and the vineyard greet you at check-in at Barcelona Lakeside Bed and Breakfast. Your innkeepers, Lori and Russ, will orient to your new home away from home. One of five lovingly and tastefully restored and decorated guest rooms in our #1 Rated Chautauqua, NY Bed and Breakfast will provide a peaceful, blissfully comfortable rest from your travels and hectic lives.

Most notably, Southern Tier Brewing was birthed in Lakewood, New York and has now risen to be a nationally recognized craft brewery that distributes nationwide and in thirteen (13) countries. In 2015, Southern Tier Distillery was born. They are known for their vodka, whiskey, and gin, which is sold in bottles and canned cocktails. The brewery has public facing retail Chautauqua County is rich with activities for our guests. Enjoy establishments in Buffalo, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wine Country Tours year ’round just minutes from the B and and Charlotte, North Carolina. B. In the fall, snuggle up with a good book in front of the fireThere is an extraordinary opportunity to tell more people about place in the parlor. Explore our wonderful trails with our “Take this story and promote the county as a destination to enjoy A Hike” package. During hot summer days, sit and bask in the wine and craft beverages. The abundance of existing cultural sun on the beach with one of our “Life is a Beach” picnic lunchtourism, and the increasing ecotourism sets us apart from other es, beach chairs and towels. Sprawl out on the hammock with its vineyard view. At night you can enjoy a fire in the fire pit and wine and beer trail destinations. watch the stars and the lake horizon. PROJECT DESCRIPTION In June of 2023, the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Stop in and see us at 8223 East Rt. 5 in Westfield, New York in Growth (CCPEG) is seeking to enter into a Contract with a marketing beautiful Barcelona. firm to establish a campaign to promote the craft beverage and Call for reservations 716-326-3756 or online wine industry while highlighting ecotourism opportunities in www.barcelonalakeside.com Chautauqua County. CCPEG is an initiative of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) under the Chautauqua Regional Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). CCIDA is the primary economic development agency in the county. The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) is the main tourism promoter of the county. The majority of the campaign content will be housed within and directing consumers to the CCVB website or campaign website. Working with industry partners such as the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Lake Erie Wine Country, the Grape Discovery Center and others, CCPEG will encourage additional marketing partnerships, synergies, and connections among wine and craft beverage destinations throughout the county. With a growing wine and craft beverage scene, and the possibility of creating a tourism transportation shuttle with tourism destination routes, excursions, and tours, an opportunity exists to bolster this segment of the tourism/ Take a tour of Frank Lloyd hospitality sector. Depending Wright’s gem on Lake Erie on interest and available and experience the beautifully resources, a branding restored buildings, gardens, and and marketing campaign, grounds. Book in advance at potentially developed in partnership with Lake experiencegraycliff.org or call Erie Wine Country, will be Graycliff Staff at 716-947-9217 developed and implemented to promote producers of craft beers and spirits, as well as connections with other tourism destinations and accommodations.



magine not being able to fill out a job application, read a prescription bottle, or read a bedtime story to your children? For 1 in 5 adults in Chautauqua County they live this everyday as they are functionally illiterate. Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is hard working to change that. Our volunteer tutors work with adults throughout Chautauqua County who need tutoring in: English language, reading, math, technology, and high school equivalency. Volunteers also help the low vision population fill out forms and read documents. We do more than just teach adults to read – we teach invaluable life skills that can help students get an education, find a job, and become more active in their community. With locations in Fredonia (main office) and Jamestown, we are easily accessible.

all genres - Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Politics, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult and Children’s books. You are sure to find your next adventure! All proceeds directly benefit LVCC and its programs! The bookstore is open Tuesday 12pm – 6pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 6pm and Friday and Saturday 10am – 7pm. Volunteers are the backbone of LVCC. When you become a volunteer tutor or help in our bookstore, you become a champion of people and of communities. No special skills are needed. You just need a will heart to help. We will teach you the rest.

To learn more about Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County, The Next Chapter Bookstore, how you can volunteer, how to All services provided at LVCC are free. make a donation, upcoming events and sales, and news of our The Next Chapter Bookstore (12 Park Place, Fredonia) is a 750 sq. ft expansion, visit https://www.lvccread.org, stop by the charming bookstore housing 1000s of gentley used books of bookstore, or find us on Facebook @LVCCread.

Fork & Barrel RESTAURANT


he Fork and Barrel Restaurant is a semi-casual fine dining establishment; with an innovative and modern menu. Come visit the restaurant to try out weekly Chef’s specials, our mouthwatering menu & a wide variety of craft beers. Indoor/Outdoor Dining and Take out available! We are open Wednesday – Saturday 4 – 9 pm. The Fork and Barrel offers Appetizers like our Smokehouse Tots, Pig Shots and Bourbon Barrel Flatbread that will tempt your taste buds. Try our handhelds like the Pork ‘n Belly Sandwich and The Ranch Hand to name a few. We have salad options galore. And our Entrees will keep you coming back to try them all. Our full menu is available on theforkandbarrel.com/menu.html We offer extraordinary catering options & many areas to choose elcome to Ironstone. Erie Pennsylvania’s Oldest Meadfrom, for event reservations. ery. Here, we strive to offer only The Best handcrafted, Our creative Chef’s have catering menus to accommodate any slow-fermented meads flavored with ONLY natural, top of your needs. Hosting an event at the restaurant or for take out quality fruits, spices and botanicals. Many of our meads take 6 is available. months to a year to make, and you’ll immediately notice it in For event reservations or catering, please call the restaurant at the smoothness, the unique flavors as well as the ease of enjoy1-814-964-4687 or email our event staff at event@theforkand- ing the drink. barrel.com What is Mead you may be asking yourself.... Weekly updates are available on “Find us on Facebook” and Mead is made by fermenting the sugars in honey. It is THE “Recommended on Trip Advisory” – Follow us on Twitter. oldest alcoholic drink man has created predating beer by thouWe are located at 554 Country Club Road in Corry, PA 15001. sands of years. Please stop in and see us The ancient egyptians made it but it is widely known through for a relaxing evening. the sagas and history of the Old Norse (vikings). A big thank you to our Here at Ironstone, our meads are SLOW fermented, the Quicky community for your supand other session meads are a 2 month fermentation while the port. bulk of our finer meads take 6 month to a year to make...Paitence is not ONLY a virtue here, it’s a rule of Law at Ironstone. We believe that QUALITY is the utmost importance in life, be it time with friends and family, work, food and DEFINITELY of drink. ALL of our meads are not only made with 100% real honey (much of your store bought junk is cut with corn syrup), but when we flavor them, we use ACTUAL ORGANIC FRUITS AND BOTANICALS. We DO NOT use anything artificial in our products whatsoever. We also have our own extraction and infusion method (I’ve done herbalism, and made my own herbal/natural medicines for 30+ years) which takes 4-6 weeks and is labor intensive to ensure that you are receiving the full flavor, quality and smoothness that can be enjoyed in OUR meads. Mead has been a passion of mine (Rich here) since 2005, and from day 1 I have strived to provide myself with the best drink I could make bc well, I want the best that I can make. and it’s in that belief that I also expect to give all of YOU the best as well. So kick back, place your order (or if you’re in the area come visit us) and get ready to fill your horn or drinking vessel to prepare for a taste adventure like no other. Stop in and see our refreshed look combining

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the familiar country, vintage, and home decor with new seasonal goods and handmade items by many local artists. Candles, flowers, wreaths, baskets, Vera Bradley, jewelery, Swedish items, and more! Open 10-5 Tuesday-Friday • Saturday 10-3

1771 Foote Ave. Jamestown NY



Main Street PIZZA


ain Street Pizza is located at 66 West Main Street in Ripley New York. Hours are 11 a.m. -9 p.m. everyday with delivery available 11 a.m. -8:30 p.m. We offer traditional pizza, wings, calzones, subs and salads as well as several specialty pizzas. Our menu also includes a variety of side items, including our homemade Buffalo Chicken Rolls, as well as ribs, pretzel melt sandwiches, burgers, tacos and chicken finger, shrimp or fish baskets. Try a piece of our homemade peanut butter pie or one of our many dessert choices. Check out our facebook page for our full menu and our specials and dessert options. We have gift certificates available in any denomination. Call 716-736-2222 for delivery options. We accept all major credit cards.

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ho says nothing exciting ever happens here in live theater in western New York? Lake Shore Center for the Arts in Westfield, New York is in the process of introducing their newest event, THE JUICE BOX ORGANIC INTERNATIONAL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION. So, just what in the heck is a JUICEBOX ORGANIC THEATER? Let’s take a look. A JUICEBOX is a small container used for packaging small samples or servings of tasty items. Organic refers to creating products in the most simple and pure way. Theater is well, theater! So in the theatrical sense then JUICEBOX ORGANIC THEATER is referring to a small, simple and pure theatrical event. In this case a one-act competition. Nearly 200 plays from around the world have been submitted to this new competition from as far away as Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Hungary and Canada as well as, of course, throughout continued on page 21

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Your journey aboard the Arcade & Attica Railroad begins before you even board the train. As you enter the historic station, you are surrounded by the history of railroading in America. Tour our historic station and view all the exhibits, from antique railroad lanterns to switch locks and even an old switch stand. Nostalgic original photographs depict an era of days gone by. Next, you pass our authentic ticket office, where the ticket master will be glad to sell you tickets for the day’s train trip. Tour our small gift shop and snack bar while waiting to board your train. With an “all aboard,” the whistle blows, and the whoosh of the air brakes releasing can be heard. Very soon, the engineer gets the train up to speed and you are on your way, enjoying your 90-plus-minute ride through history. Along We are located at 278 Main Street in Arcade, NY 14009. Con- the way, you will see a few glimpses of the modern day; for the most part, though, the trip is through the countryside and tact us at 585-492-3100 for information. farmlands that have remained virtually unchanged since the Our Season runs from May through October every weekend line was originally laid in the 1880s. starting Memorial Day weekend for our Season opener and we Throughout the year, we offer special excursions, by our vinrun every Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 pm through the season. tage World War II-era diesel engine. Our regular excursions Specialty Excursions: run every weekend from Memorial Day Weekend until the last • Maple Weekend full weekend of October. During the month of August, we add a • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Summer Wednesday discounted special excursion. Mid-Novem• World War II Weekend • Ale on the Rails ber and December will be our Christmas excursions. • Whiskey on Wheels Please check our schedules on www.aarailroad.com for addition• Toy Train Show Train Ride al excursions. • The Great Train Robbery • Wine on the Rails • Fall Foliage Line • Haunted Halloween Line • Santa’s Wonderland Express tep back in time aboard our vintage World War ll-era diesel train excursion in New York State. We’re an authentic short line railroad with the distinction of being one of the last “common carriers” — running freight and passenger trains weekly. Your journey aboard the Arcade & Attica Railroad begins before you board the train. As you enter the historic station, you’re surrounded by the history of railroading in America. Then you embark on a scenic journey through the countryside and farmlands that have remained virtually unchanged since the line was originally laid in the 1880s. We make a stop at Curriers Depot, where you’re free to explore, look at the engine, take pictures, and talk with the crew. Book your tickets online today www. aarailroad.com!

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the United States. Playwrights from rank amateurs through pol- We invite you to listen to the 20 readers theater versions of the ished professionals have submitted entries. plays selected as finalists at the link below. All 20 will be listed here soon if not there already. Comedy links are listed in the So just how recently was this theatrical adventure started? The competition was announced and begun in May of last year with left column and dramas in the right column. Simply click on the notification being sent out to hundreds of individuals and orga- link to listen to a high quality audio version of each of the plays. Please be aware it takes a few minutes for all 20 plays to load nizations that indicated their interest in playwriting. It was the hope of LSCFTA that the organization could get 50 participants once you click on the link below. their first year out. Imagine their surprise when they had close to 200 entries when they closed registrations on December 1st, 2022. The response was overwhelming and the feedback amazing!


So what happens now? That is what is going on as you read. The final 10 plays (5 comedies and 5 dramas) will each be produced as a traditional stage play. Casts will be comprised As plays were received they were reviewed and rated by a panel of LSCFTA members and other regional actors. The plays will of 10 judges that were made up of a diverse group of individube performed live in our Jacqueline Phillips Theater. The five als including common playgoers through theatrical directors, comedies will be performed on Friday, May 26th and the five playwrights, theater educators and arts administrators. In this dramas on Saturday, May 27th. Performances on both Friday regard the playwrights were given a broad range of written and Saturday will be judged and rank-ordered by a team of feedback to their plays rather than just receiving a ranking professional judges as well as by the attending studio audience from one or two strictly theater-oriented people as is usually the each night. Results from judges and audience results will each case. At the conclusion of initial reviewing, each playwright was count 50% of the total score for each play and will then be mailed the 10 evaluation sheets from each of the 10 judges for rank-ordered from 5th place to 1st place. Judging will take feedback and evaluation on their individual play. This is seldom place on May 26th and 27th at 7 PM. Announcement of windone in play competitions and was a novel feature of the comners, awards and live performances of the top three comedies petition and greatly appreciated by the submitting playwrights and top three dramas will take place at 2 PM on May 28th in as many have indicated by their positive feedback. the LSCFTA Jacqueline Phillips Theater located in Lake Shore Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 per evening and are availCurrently, judges have narrowed down the plays to the top 20 able on our site: www.lakeshorecenterforthearts.com ranking plays overall, including 10 dramas and 10 comedies. After these 20 plays were determined, each was assigned to a WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? A full weekend of live LSCFTA Readers Theater Ensemble cast to be recorded orally international theater, competition, the work of a multitude of and made available to the general public for their familiarizaaspiring and professional playwrights all brought together for tion with the final 20 plays as well as for our next team of judges your viewing enjoyment by Lake Shore Center for the Arts! As that will be downsizing the 20 finalists to 5 dramas and 5 come- the saying goes, BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

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Willow Creek Winery is nestled in a Historic 1800’s Rustic Farm House with a picturesque setting of willow trees, beautiful large pond and grape vineyards. Our wines are handcrafted on site. We offer over 20 different wines ranging from Oak aged, Dry white & red blends, Semi-sweets, Sweet and our “famous” Specialty Chocolate Wines. “We invite you to stop in to our relaxing tasting bar and sample Our Award Winning Wines today!”. Please call 48 hours in advance to schedule reservation for groups of 6-10 people (Maximum group size is 10 people). Last appointment scheduled at 3pm

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he Dunkirk Lighthouse has opened for the season. Hours of operation are Sunday – Saturday 10am-2pm for the months of May and June, opening from 10am-4pm for the months of July and August. Admission tickets to tour the house and tower are $10 per person, $8 for seniors (55 and older), veterans, and students, children under 10 are $3.



A Little About Our History

fixture in downtown Dunkirk for over 30 years; we serve breakfast and lunch six days a week and all day breakfast on Sundays.

Our annual Memorial Day Service will be held Monday, May All items are made from scratch and are sourced from local ingre29th at 8:45 am. dients whenever possible. The breakfast menu features portable Public Ghost Tours will be held on October 15th, 28th, and sandwiches and wraps, as well as traditional breakfast entrees such 29th. Cost is $30 per person and tickets can be purchased at as, corned beef hash, omelettes, and stuffed pancakes. our website or in the gift shop. The lunch menu includes favorites such as soup and sandwich, Annual Flag Day Service sponsored by the Elks on June 14th our famed triple grilled cheese, a classic club, and Beef on Yard Sale on the weekend of August 12th from 10-4 Saturday Weck. There is a wide variety of specialty sandwiches, wraps, and salads, including vegetarian options. In addition to the and Sunday regular lunch menu, Central Station Restaurant offers a daily Watch for more detailed schedules on www.dunkirklighthouse.com selection of soups, entrees, and freshly made desserts. We are located at 1 Point Drive North in Dunkirk, NY. Central Station Restaurant offers drop-off catering to your home or office. We make our catering menu as affordable as possible to fit any budget. To order for your next event, please Preserving Downtown Dunkirk One give us a call at 716-366-8463 and ask for Handsome Rob.

Sandwich at a Time.

On Fridays we serve the best fish fry in the area and are open later until 7:30 pm. Central Station Restaurant is located at 332 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, and is open daily.

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View our Menu on Centralstationrestaurant.com • Breakfast, Lunch, Friday Fish Fry • • We Also Offer Drop-off Catering • We Deliver Mon-Thur 11:30am-3:00pm Friday till 7:30pm • Saturday till 2pm

Stop in and see us for a great meal at 332 Central Avenue in Dunkirk, NY Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 3 pm, Friday 7 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 2 pm. We deliver Monday through Thursday 11:30 am to 3 pm, Friday till 7:30 pm and Saturday till 2 pm. Call us to place your order 716-366-8463. Like us on Facebook www.CentralStationRestaurant.com


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SCHEDULE OF SPRING/SUMMER/FALL EVENTS APRIL 2023 April 30:1PM CVFD Sportsman Raffle MAY 2023 May – October: Pickleball at Cassadaga Beach, weather permitting. Mondays 6:30PM – dark, Thursdays 9 – 11AM May 13: “Step Up for Kids” Child Advocacy Program 5K Run/ Walk/Bicycle - Cassadaga Beach. Register begins 8:30AM Cyclists start 9AM, Runners/walkers start 10AM. www.capjustice.org May 20: 1PM Lakes Clean Up (Cassadaga Lakes Association) May 21: 12 noon – CVFD Chicken Barbeque May 29: 11AM Memorial Day Parade May 31: 6 – 9PM Cruise Night American Legion Post 1280 JUNE 2023 June 3: 9AM – 3PM Rummage/Bake Sale American Legion Post 1280 Auxiliary June 4: 12:30 – 3:00 Farmers’ Market begins. Sundays, Ames Common June 7: 5:45 PM Southern Tier Triathlon Club Triathlon Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) June 10: 1-3PM Open House at Cassadaga Library celebrating 30 years. Refreshments & basket raffle June 17: 8AM – 4PM Village wide yard sales June 21: 6:30 – 8:30PM Strawberry Social with Cassadaga Community Concert Band Cassadaga Beach (Citizens for a Better Cassadaga) June 24: 7 – 11:30 AM – Lew Mead Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament DEC Launch (Cassadaga Lakes Association) June 24: 12 noon - Village Beach Program begins. Cassadaga Beach open every day with lifeguards on duty noon – 6. June 25: 5 – 7PM – Pedro and the Smooth Cats (classic rock, oldies, blues, jazz) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach June 27: 6 – 9PM Cruise Night American Legion Post 1280 JULY 2023 July 4: 9:30PM Flares and Boats Around the Lake (Cassadaga Lakes Association) July 5:12noon - ? Beach field trip to Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park. Meet 11:45 at Fire Hall. July 5: 5:45 PM – STTC Triathlon Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) July 9: 5 – 7PM – Sean Patrick McGraw (Nashville recording artist) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach July 23: 10AM – Worship on the Beach with picnic afterwards.

Cassadaga Beach July 23: 5 – 7PM Acoustic Ear Candy (Pop, rock & country) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach July 25: 6 – 9PM Cruise Night American Legion Post 1280 AUGUST 2023 Aug. 2: 6 – 8 National Night Out - Ball Fields (Citizens for a Better Cassadaga) Aug. 2: 12 noon - ? Beach Field Trip to Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park. Meet at Firehall 11:45. Aug. 2: 5:45 PM – STTC Triathlon Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) Aug. 5: 8AM Frickin’ Hot 50K Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) Aug. 6: 5 – 7PM - Ion Sky (light rock, country, pop & alternative) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach Aug. 12: 10AM – STTC Kids Triathlon (Wilson Endurance Sports) Aug. 18: 5:30 PM – Beach Picnic at Cassadaga Beach Kids’ activities, swim lesson awards, etc. Bring a dish. Aug. 20: Beach Program ends. Beach continues to be open but no lifeguards on duty. Aug. 20: 5 – 7PM - Osborn Nash (Country, Folk, Pop) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach Aug. 29: 6 – 9PM Cruise Night American Legion Post 1280 LABOR DAY FESTIVAL Sept. 2: 8AM - Cassadaga Man 1.2m swim, 56m bike, 13.1m run Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) Sept. 3: 4:30 PM – Boat Parade - Pirate theme. Assemble at 4PM at DEC launch (Cassadaga Lakes Association) 5 – 7PM Party McFly (dance music from every decade) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach. Sept. 4: 10AM - 4PM – Craft/Vendor Show – Ames Common (Citizens for a Better Cassadaga) 11AM – Labor Day Parade 12PM – Ducky Derby at the bridge on Maple Ave. (Cassadaga Lakes Association) 1:30 PM – Bicycle Dice Run (begins and ends at Cassadaga Beach) (Citizens for a Better Cassadaga) Sept. 6: 5:45 PM - STTC Triathlon Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) Sept. 21: 10AM – STTC KBR (Kayak, Bike Run) Triathlon Cassadaga Beach (Wilson Endurance Sports) Sept. 30: 7PM – Moonlight Paddle Across the Lakes (meet 6:30 at Cassadaga Beach) Refreshments. Call Evergreen Outfitters for rental 763-2266. (Cassadaga Lakes Association and Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy). Register for all races (except May 14 5k) at www.coachmarkwilson.com or call 716 353-1288 or 914 466-9214. For Cassadaga Lakes Association event info, call 716 720-3935. For Citizens for a Better Cassadaga event info, call 716 665-8855 For American Legion Post 1280 event info, call 716 595-3145 For Village events, call 716 595-3007 Winter Events – “Light Up Cassadaga” (December 2023) includes gathering in Ames Common with Santa, refreshments, singing and initial lighting of holiday lights. Date TBA Winter Festival (February 2024) includes sledding, snow sculpture contest, hockey, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dance, nature show, polar plunge, cornhole tournament and more. Date TBA




his summer, enjoy the patio and expanding list of beverages at New York State’s first combination winery, distillery, and brewery on Rt. 20 in Westfield. There are new releases and special events to fill your glass and calendar, including Thursday evening Pint Nights where you can expect beer specials with a (good!) chance of live music; Customer Appreciation Nights on Fridays featuring beer and cocktail specials, plus live music; and Sunday Sesh Music Series with a rotating lineup of live music on the patio. Also on tap is patio yoga and food trucks, as well as can’t-miss summer releases such as the new “Inner Luv” Rum Barrel-Aged Mexican Lager from Five & 20 Beer, new Whiskey Expressions from Five & 20 Spirits, and seasonal cocktails. Keep an eye on their Facebook page (@Fiveand20) for up-to-date details on events.

native ones that showcase the depth of the region’s agricultural diversity. Join Mazza and Five & 20 on Saturday, May 20th for “Five 20 Day” in celebration of the distillery and brewery’s 10th anniversary. There will be new whiskey releases, a food truck, live music, and facility tours to enjoy. More information is available at EnjoyMazza.com/events. Make a day of it by visiting all three of Mazza’s Lake Erie Wine Country locations. Check out Mazza Vineyards on Rt. 5 in North East, PA to sample and buy a fascinating wine list influenced by more than 50 years of international winemakers in a rustic Mediterranean-style tasting room. Just down the road is South Shore Wine Company where you can sip through a diverse variety of sparkling wines, emerging varietals, and a few sweeter selections in a stone cavern tasting room.

Always pouring at this unique Westfield location are a variety of delicious wines from Mazza Chautauqua Cellars. The wine Visitor information, menus, and much more is available at list here includes refined European varietals and easy-sipping EnjoyMazza.com/Visit.



ers did over 60 years ago. Today we are still at the Erie County Fair, the Eden Corn Festival and hundreds of fundraisers, events and private parties all over Western NY.

ry one of our original recipe favorites • Treat your guests to a homemade BBQ Dinner!

In 1956, Bert Weidner and his two brothers set up a small stand at the Erie County Fair and began serving BBQ Chicken. They slow cooked fresh chicken over an open flame all the while basting it with their own special recipe BBQ sauce until it was cooked to perfection – tender and juicy on the inside, crispy and golden brown on the outside. Three generations later, we are cooking it the exact same way and using the sauce as Bert and his broth-

Now, not only can you order our signature chicken, but you can also try our wood smoked pork and ribs, tender roast beef or any of our delicious homemade sides. If you are planning a party or event, give us a call! We will take care of all the food, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. You and your guests will be happy you did! Contact us today at 716-992-4362.

Making Waves with our Pennsylvania Wines We are a quaint, family-owned winery and vineyard located near the shores of Lake Erie in North East, Pennsylvania.

Events that we will be attending: • Colonel Drake CRAWL May 21 • Brew & Hoses July 29 • Corry Wine Walk August 4 • Feline & Wines August 11 • Wine Fest September 22, 23, 24 20 East Main Street • North East, PA 814-347-5292 www.driftwoodwinecellars.com

North East Best Winery 2021

Spring/summer hours: May 1st to September 30th Wed. - Sat. 10am to 8pm • Sun. & Mon. 10am to 6pm Fall/winter hours: October 1st through April 30th Wed. - Sat. noon to 8pmm • Sun. & Mon. noon to 6pm

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JOIN US FOR OUR WINE TASTING RIDES. Each ride will feature one winery, with 6 to 8 of their wines for you to taste during the 3-hour train ride. Call or visit our website for more info. May 26, June 30, July 14, August 25 and September 1.

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ohnson Estate’s Tasting Room, located in a 1920s apple cold-storage building built by the first generation of Johnsons; was renovated to provide a special view, through a ceiling-high glass wall, to some of the stainless-steel tanks used in our wine production. That glass wall provides the framework for the story of Johnson Estate which includes a rich authentic heritage, starting with the first generation, to the current innovative and consistently high-quality wines (and service) by the third generation of Johnsons and their team. The History of Johnson Estate, Remember the Number Three The history of Johnson Estate Winery is a story of threes; three generations, three buildings and three types of grapes. In the late 1800s, an English orphan named Frederick Johnson immigrated to Western Canada from England as a teenager. In 1896 he found his way to Cornell University to study entomology and later worked for the Department of Agriculture. In 1911, Johnson purchased a 1820s home and farm in Westfield, New York and planted fruit orchards as well as Concord and Niagara vineyards. According to family lore, Johnson started making wine in the basement of the farmhouse during Prohibition. In 1920, he built an apple cold storage facility that now houses the winery’s tasting room. Second-generation family member, Frederick Spencer Johnson, grew up on the farm and served in World War II as a naval aviator, graduated from Cornell University in 1946, and then raised his family overseas while working for the Rockefellers’ agricultural endeavors in Latin America. He returned to the farm in 1960 after his father died, removed the aging fruit orchards, and planted the first wine grapes in Western New York. Like Dr. Frank in the Finger Lakes, Frederick Johnson was the pioneer in WNY who understood that its special Germanic microclimate was excellent for wine grapes. He opened the winery in 1961 in his father’s apple cold storage building becoming the state’s oldest estate winery, supported NYS’s Farm Winery Act passed in 1976, and built a new tank building in the early ‘80s.

Upon his death in 1998, the third generation of Johnsons, Frederick Jr., Elizabeth and Anthony, all Cornell graduates, inherited the farm. They planted new Riesling vineyards and constructed a finished goods warehouse. In early 2011, Frederick Johnson Jr., with his wife Jennifer, purchased his siblings’ interests in the farm and winery. They completed a renovation of the tasting room later than year, just in time for the celebration of the winery’s 50th anniversary. The farm, owned by the same family for over one-hundred years, was awarded a Century Farm designation from the New York State Agricultural Society in 2018. From Bud to Bottle – Estate-Grown Grapes to Award-Winning Wines The team at Johnson Estate, led by Owners Fred and Jennifer Johnson and Winemaker Jeff Murphy, pays attention to all of the right details, from “bud to bottle”. The winery, celebrating its 62nd year in 2023, produces, innovative, and high-quality award-winning wines - over forty vintages, from dry to sweet, made from the thirteen varieties of grapes grown on 110 acres of Estate vineyards. These include European Classics such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, now grown on the Estate, as well as dry rosés, fortified and ice wines. May Wine – A Creative Example – New Vintage This Week Jeff Murphy has been Johnson Estate’s Winemaker for over twenty years during which time he has introduced over a dozen award-winning wines to the Estate’s portfolio. He has a degree from Pennsylvania State University in Food Science and Enology and prior to joining Johnson Estate, had worked at Glenora Wine Cellars and two other New York wineries. In a terroir which excels in growing Germanic varieties, Jeff has a palate and preference for making wines which accentuate the estate-grown grapes’ best attributes. He is inspired by German food and wine culture to the produce European and Germanic style wines which best express our “terroir”. There is no better example that our sparkling Vidal Blanc May Wine, which is infused with dried sweet woodruff. This wine, inspired by Germany’s May Day celebrations, mimics their white wine punches, as a German friend said once – it’s “Mai Wein in a bottle”. The 2022 vintage will be released this week! Hospitality - Indoors & Out: Have You Been to FLIGHT? At Johnson Estate, the hospitality of our staff matches the quality of our wines. The Tasting Room at Johnson Estate is opened every day, year-round, except for the four major holidays. In addition, the winery opened a new outdoor tasting venue in 2021, which we call FLIGHT. It is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day and is named FLIGHT to honor of the founder’s love of planes AND to remind you that we serve “flights of wine” as well as cheese and charcuterie boards – large enough to be your lunch. To take advantage of the Estate’s vineyards and natural beauty, we also offer a number of “experiences” to be enjoyed – including vineyard walks (guided or self-guided), winemakers’ dinners, and harvest happenings. We hope that you can join us. More information is available on our website, www.JohnsonWinery.com.



A little out of the way, but worth the extra drive!

akeview Wine Cellars is an eco-friendly, boutique-style winery situated in a picturesque country setting with stunning views of Lake Erie.

enter their spacious and attractive tasting room with large windows that enable you to take in the spectacular views of Lake Erie as you sip your wine.

The facility was a retirement dream turned reality for owners, Sam and Becky Best, who have more than 30 years of experience in making wine. All of their wines are made using grapes from local vineyards. Their premium wine varieties are fermented in Pennsylvania oak barrels.

The tasting bar features a display of sand, stones and shells from beaches around the world.

In May 2008, Sam and Becky decided to build a new winery that was inviting, eco-friendly and handicap accessible. The pond located on the grounds is used for storm water management, irrigation and fire control. No harsh chemicals are used in the process.

Come and enjoy our award-winning red and white wines as well as our blush and specialty wines. We are located on 8440 Singer Road in North East, PA 16428. For more information contact us at 814.725.4440, online at www.lakeviewwinecellars.com and Like us on Facebook. Lakeview Wine Cellars is a proud member of Lake Erie Wine Country.

After being greeted by the Best’s Irish Setter, Cabernet, you will We look forward to your visit!



Lake Erie Grape Belt BARCELONA DRIVE-IN O N early 50 miles of Lake Erie shoreline including windswept shores, beaches and dramatic cliffs make up Chautauqua County’s northwestern border. Among these scenic vistas are more than 30,000 vineyard acres along a 50-mile wine trail and several idyllic towns and villages. Let’s take a tour around these fun Lake Erie Grape Belt towns and villages. SILVER CREEK & IRVING – FUN IN THE SUN The northernmost Lake Erie communities draw visitors in to escape the summer heat at Sunset Bay Beach Club. The combination of sandy shoreline and shallow water make it an ideal spot for a day of summer fun. Enjoy tropical-inspired cocktails and delicious food on the deck of Cabana Sam’s Beach Bar & Grill, located right next to the beach club. DUNKIRK – CITY ON THE LAKE SHORE Spend time in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County’s only city situated right on the shores of Lake Erie. Explore the unique shops, restaurants, an ice cream shop and visitor information center located along the Boardwalk Market. Visit the beaches of Point Gratiot Park and Wright Park. Walk along the Dunkirk Pier where you will see anglers fishing daily. Visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse and climb to the top of the tower for a sweeping view of Lake Erie. WESTFIELD – CHARMING DOWNTOWN Browse the shops of Westfield’s Main Street which are filled with antique dealers, art galleries, bakeries and restaurants. Grab some locally grown and locally made products at the popular Farm and Artisan Market held in the village commons on Saturdays in the spring, summer and fall. Visit the Abraham Lincoln-Grace Bedell Statue Park to uncover its interesting historical significance. Hunt for beach glass and driftwood at the Barcelona Harbor Beach or see the first natural gas lighthouse, the Barcelona Lighthouse. Learn about the more than 150-year history of grape growing in the region at the Grape Discovery Center. FREDONIA – COLLEGE COMMUNITY WITH A BUSTLING DOWNTOWN Stroll through the college community of Fredonia and enjoy a downtown full of quaint shops, bakeries, restaurants, a brewery and exciting nightlife options. Barkers Commons is the heart of downtown and is the primary venue for the town’s annual events. Visit the 1891 Fredonia Opera House where you can take a guided tour, and attend numerous theater, dance and music performances throughout the year. continued on page 32

pen March - October Visit our Lake Erie Wine Trail Restaurant today! Are you looking for a Family Restaurant and a Waterfront Patio Restaurant in Chautauqua NY? You will find Jack’s Barcelona Drive In on the shores of Lake Erie around the corner from the Daniel Reed Pier and the historic Barcelona Lighthouse. It’s the perfect destination for a delicious meal when you’re planning a day at the beach or on the water, visiting the Lake Erie Wine Trail or Chautauqua Institution, staying in a local Bed & Breakfast or family campground. From Lake Erie, head into Barcelona Harbor, dock at the local marina or the Daniel Reed Memorial Pier. From I-90, exit 60 and turn right on Route 394, head straight at the traffic light and continue into the harbor. You’ll find delicious homemade comfort food, along with beautiful Lake Erie sunsets! We hope to see you soon. We also accept cash payments. We offer Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Also Local food products, Local artists and Unique gifts. Neighborhood regulars and food critics agree – the food is always great at Jack’s Barcelona Drive In Restaurant! Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll always find fresh, homemade selections at a reasonable price. Enjoy made-to-order breakfast to start your day. Lunches include homemade soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, along with homemade curly fries. Dinner features seafood, steaks, Italian specialty dinners and appetizers. Locally-produced grape juice is always available. Top off your meal with delicious desserts, including homemade pie and rice pudding.

Heritage Wine Cellars 12160 East Main Rd. • North East, Pa 16428 (814) 725-8015

At Heritage Wine Cellars, our goal as a family owned business is to provide customers, old and new, with our delicious, hand crafted, award winning wines. We’re proud to offer an unparalleled selection and offer something to satisfy every palate - from unique fruit infused, to our traditional red and white & more. Established in 1974, we are a 3rd generation owned winery located in a late 1700’s historic barn. Summertime brings * live music Saturdays* on our large back deck with a beautiful view of Lake Erie. With the largest selection of wine in Pennsylvania and friendly staff, we aim to make every customer feel like part of the Bostwick family.

We offer wine tasting and have an extended cocktail menu



LAKE ERIE WINE COUNTRY – WESTFIELD, RIPLEY, BROCTON, SHERIDAN, AND FORESTVILLE Taste wine from local wineries located along Route 20, collectively known as Lake Erie Wine Country. Ride horseback through miles of trails along the Lake Erie escarpment with Double D.A.B. Riding Stables out of Ripley. Experience breathtaking views of the high bluffs overlooking Lake Erie at Lake Erie State Park in Brocton. Learn more about the towns and villages of the Lake Erie Grape Belt and the rest of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region on TourChautauqua.com or call to request a free travel guide.

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Dunkirk Lighthouse 1 Lighthouse Point, Dunkirk, NY 14048 716-366-5050 • www.dunkirklighthouse.com

UPCOMING EVENTS: Annual Memorial Day Service - Monday, 5/29, 8:45 am Annual Flag Day Service sponsored by the Elks on June 14th Yard Sale on the weekend of August 12th from 10-4 Saturday & Sunday See Our Full Schedule on www.dunkirklighthouse.com

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n 2014, retired educator, inspired creator and experienced director Rick Mascaro returned from Anderson, South Carolina, to his native home Westfield, NY. With hope in his heart and a vision in his mind, he set out to fulfill a cherished dream: a multifaceted arts center in his hometown. Gathering a group of like minded friends, Mascaro assembled a board of directors, applied for 501c3 status and launched an effort which has resulted in today’s vibrant and varied Lake Shore Center for the Arts. Initially, having no permanent base, but wanting their entrance to the community to be through theater, the acting troupe performed in spaces from the local Moose Club dining room to the Octagon Gallery of Patterson Library, from a Lake Erie beach pavilion to the stunning sanctuary of Westfield’s First Presbyterian Church. Happily, the relationship with that church led to a win-win. The church needed a tenant to rent some unused spaces and the arts group needed a home. Further impetus for the move came with a September, 2016, grant of $34,000 from the Peter Brand Foundation. November 3, 2016, marked the first board meeting in the group’s newly acquired space on the third level of the church, located at 49 South Portage St., right across the street from Patterson Library. From that date to the present, board directors and volunteers gradually have transformed several classrooms and spaces into a range of facilities. The Jacqueline Phillips Theater, a blackbox venue, includes a stage and backstage space, tiered seating for 30+ patrons and a versatile lighting and sound system. Art is the focus of the Brenda Eno Gallery, which also flows up the stairs, into the hallway and other spaces such as the Bill Ross Recital Hall which also serves as a music performance area. The gallery is open for visitors every Saturday, 12-3 p.m. The Lorna B. Penny Suite, once the site of Scout meetings and projects has been transformed into an elegant and welcoming library, conference and green room. It’s in those commodious surroundings that our Writers’ Group meets Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. Of special interest to many members is the amazing Innovation Studio, a room which draws “techies” and neophytes alike to attend classes or to use Open Studio times to restore photos, create performance based animations or screenwrite using Final Draft 12. The opportunities are endless. Photographers love it! A scenery creation and equipment storage area, a costume room and an area for hands-on workshops round out the arts center. Since its inception, the group has presented many well established works: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, ELEEMOSYNARY, LOVE LETTERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, to name just a few. This year, LSCFTA will see the culmination of their first Juice Box Organic One Act Play Competition, another of Executive Director Rick Mascaro’s visions. The invitation to participate brought in an astounding close to 200 entries! From there, a panel of readers narrowed the field to the top twenty, all of which have been vocally recorded by our Readers Theater Ensemble and are available for listening through a link at our website lakeshorecenterforthearts.com. Another judging panel now has narrowed the choice to the top five comedies and the top five dramas which will be staged May 26-28 in our theater. Go to our website for full details. Lake Shore Center for the Arts is proud to be a colorful and strong fiber in the fabric of Westfield. We work everyday to fulfill our mission statement, “to provide innovative, relevant, and diverse cultural arts and experiences that both reflect and expand the community’s needs via visual, digital and live performing arts events, to become a creative force and educational resource for Western New York and the entire lake shore region, and to harness the economic vitality of the arts to grow local economy.


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ro Waste Services Inc. offers all of your roll-off container needs. Our 8-Yard Container is used for small roofing jobs, bathroom remodels, garage clean outs & spring cleaning. Height 4ft. Width 5ft. Length 10ft. The 10-Yard Container is ideal for roofing jobs, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels & small cleaning out projects. Height 3.5ft. Width 8ft. Length 12ft. The 15-Yard Container is ideally used for roofing jobs, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, two car garage clean outs or cleaning out a small home. Height 3.5ft. Width 8ft. Length 16ft. The 20-Yard Container can be used for roofing debris, deck removals, window replacements, construction jobs, scrap metal and garage clean outs. Height 3.5ft. Width 8ft. Length 22ft. The 30-Yard Container is used for larger construction or remodeling projects requiring the removal of large amounts of debris, including scrap metal. Height 6ft. Width 8ft. Length 22ft. Our largest container is our 40-Yard. This is used for larger construction or demolition projects, as well as whole house clean outs. Height 7ft. Width 8ft. Length 22ft. We offer fast & reliable service, observing family traditions. Please call Pro Waste Services at 716-355-4319 for all of your large project needs. Check us out on www.prowasteservicesinc.com and connect with us on facebook. We work well in conjunction with Beichner Waste Services, who are a front load container supplier. Beichner Waste offers 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 cu. yd size containers. Check out Beichner Waste Services on www.beichnerwaste.com or call for more info at 716-962-1020.



eaceful Designs Gift Shop offers handcrafted designs created by Gerry Vacanti and are one of a kind. We just celebrated our 5th Anniversary. Check out her handcrafted pottery, assorted artwork, handmade comfort crosses, jewelry including assorted stainless-steel rings in all sizes and Silver Forest earrings made in the USA, Willow Tree figurines, Swan Creek candles that smell amazing, suncatchers, nautical items including trivets & hot pads and porch signs/Buffalo Bills. She also carries Jenn’s Slumped Wine Bottle cheese trays & many more great items for Christmas gifting for your family, friends and yourself! Browse our clothing boutique. Gerry continues to have a complete assortment of CBD. She invites you to Shop Local as there is so much more to see! Come in & see our Bigfoot collection – as we are a “Bigfoot Headquarters”. Get a selfie with “Sasquatch”! We have Abe Lincoln. Peaceful Designs Gift Shoppe is located at 11 East Main Street (across from Moore Park) in Westfield, New York 14787. We are currently open Thursdays 1 pm – 5 pm, Fridays 11 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm. Call for extended hours or questions, 716-679-8894. Stop and see us at Christmas on the Lake, Sunday, December 4th from 10am – 4 pm at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk.

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By Linda Devlin

Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau


earby, but a world away, the Allegheny National Forest Region is a great destination for exploring nature, participating in hiking, biking and mountain biking adventures, learning local history along the collectible pin trail, or enjoying rest and relaxation in a cabin or campsite along the shoreline of the Allegheny Reservoir. Designated a National Forest on September 24, 1923, this year marks 100 years of preserving and managing this massive land mass, 414,029 acres, for conservation and public recreation. Special events planned to mark this important 100-year milestone are the Centennial Geo-Trail, the ANF’s 100-mile trail challenge, and a monthly list of events such as the Full Moon Walk. The Full Moon Walk is free ranger-led interpretive night sky program on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Kinzua Beach, off St. Route 59, just north of Kane, PA. The closest lodging will be in the cabins or campsites at Red Bridge Campground. Other nearby lodging choices include the historic Kane Manor Inn, Kane Tourist Home & Motor Inn, and a variety of Airbnbs. The main celebratory event will be held at Twin Lakes in the ANF. This family friendly event will be on September 24, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on ANF Centennial events and the history of the Forest, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny. The Forest offers 14 campgrounds, with more than 1,000 sites for developed recreation, cabin rentals, and a marina. The Allegheny Reservoir offers fishing, kayaking, and canoeing along with motorized boating. The Kinzua Wolf Run Marina is a full-service marina, with a seasonal restaurant. Allegheny Site Management offers kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats for rent at Willow Bay Recreation Area. Fin & Fly Adventures offers fishing guide services. The 2nd Kinzua Cup Walleye Tournament, sponsored by the Willow Creek Sportsman’s Club will be on May 20 & 21, 2023. The trail systems in the ANF Region provide a wide variety of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. In all, there are over 600 miles of four-season trails in the region. History lovers will enjoy exploring the McKean County Historic Collectible Pin

Trail which offers a different collectible pin at 10 historic sites within McKean County. Two local trails offer picture-perfect wooden covered bridges. Marilla Bridges Trail, a 1-mile loop trail, features a covered wooden bridge across the spillway of Marilla Reservoir. A second wooden bridge is located on the Kinzua Valley Trail, a 10.5-mile trail from Red Bridge Campground, past the village of Westline, to Rt. 219. Mountain bikers will enjoy Morrison Trail, a 10.8- mile loop trail through open hardwoods and large rock formations. The Trails at Jakes Rocks offer mountain bikers a wide degree of challenges, from gentler loops to the one-way, epic Blacksnake gravity trail. The 2023 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year is the 7.8- mile section of the Knox & Kane Rail Trail which runs from the Kinzua Bridge State Park to Mt. Jewett, PA. This trail connects to the #1 State Park of the Year, as voted on by TripAdvisor, the Kinzua Bridge State Park, home of the awesome Kinzua Sky Walk. Bike rentals for this trail are available at Lantz Corners Getaway. To help plan your summer vacation, order a free Adventure Guide from the ANF Visitors Bureau, or go online at VisitANF. com. Summer fun awaits!

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Contemporary Glass Art with Traditional Glass Concepts

Nature has always been the subject of my pieces; whether it is symbolized or implied, natural components will always be present. I believe nature provides the most intriguing element of design through form, structure and color. I try to interpret what I see and feel in this most captivating medium of glass. A stained glass window can be a wall of light that changes throughout the hours of the day following the strength and direction of the sun. As light changes so does the character of the stained glass. The effect of light on and through glass has no parallel. Glass is thrilling to work with and at my Living Glass Studio I rely on one fact when designing; The interaction of light, color and texture produce an energy that seem to enhance ones imagination and so anything is possible!” -Denise Williams-Stebbins, Artist

(716) 269-8977 LivingGlassGallery.com Stained Glass Basics It is true that stained glass measures its true power against the lighted sky. But this is not a limiting factor. During the day, stained glass windows come alive with brilliant colors, but as daylight changes so does the character of the stained glass. Everyone has their favorite time of day to view a particular window. Frank Lloyd Wright used the term “organic architecture” in which he designed his structures – as if they emerged from their surroundings. His windows also framed nature using the natucontinued on page 38


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ral scenery outside along with his geometric window design. The Living Glass Studio has adopted a similar theory behind its designs. Living Glass windows not only use nature outside their windows but incorporate nature into their windows as well. Shells, Stones flowers, fibers and beach glass are used to accent designs. Lead lines are not just to support the glass but are incorporated as part of the design as well. The harmony between line and light is evident in every Living Glass piece. Once the sun goes down, the Living Glass window displays a different aspect. Special features with glass texture, attention to glass color, finishing details to the lead and solder, transform the window into an art form in itself. Although I have worked in several mediums, glass has become my favorite and I have stuck with it faithfully for the past 30 years. Through my business Living Glass, I offer personalized designs for windows in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, entrance way or any other area of the home. My work is an unusual technique of combining contemporary art with traditional glass concepts. I invite you to stop into the Living Glass Gallery to enjoy the work produced in my studio as well as the work of several other local artists. It truly is the most charming shop in Chautauqua County! Also inquire about my classes, they are personal, fun and rewarding! I can’t wait to see you! Living Glass Gallery, 71 E. Main Street, Westfield, NY. 716-269-8977. Living Glass is truly living glass – “Do you own a piece of Living Glass yet?” Upcoming Events: • April 28-May19 – Photographic Essay by Shelly Hunt Bowen • May 27-28 – North Shore Arts Alliance Hub Crawl and Art Trail • June 2-26 – Woodland Creatures, Watercolor Series by Stephanie Williams-Thomas •July 7-31 – Maia A’Brams Horvath Painting and collage • August 4-28 – Robert Henry Photography New collection • September 1-29 – The Next Generation Mixed media • September 2-3 – North Shore Arts Alliance Hub Crawl and Art Trail



Scandinavian FOLK FESTIVAL!

old the dates — Saturday, July 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year the location for the Festival will be the Northwest Arena in downtown Jamestown, New York. There will be live music, folk dancers, a midsummer celebration, ice bumper cars, curling, raffles, vendors, Swedish food, and more! Be Nordic for the weekend! The annual Scandinavian Folk Festival is held during the third full weekend of July. Celebrate the region’s rich Scandinavian Heritage with the annual Scandinavian Folk Festival, held during the third full weekend of every July in the Chautauqua Region since 2001. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details. Go to www.scandinavianjamestown.org/index.php/festival and check out our performers section for more updates.

Making Waves with our Pennsylvania Wines Driftwood Wine Cellars is a quaint, family-owned winery and vineyard located near the shores of Lake Erie in North East, Pennsylvania. Driftwood Wine Cellars offers a collection of choice wines from our small vineyard in North East, PA. “If you grew up with my brothers, you’d understand…” our vintner would say when people asked how he got into making wine. But what started as a hobby has turned into a passion for making great tasting unpretentious and fun wine. Like many people that live in the country we love to try new things and see what happens. But like the air fryer or instant pot we no longer use (and glam metal) some things sound better in our heads. Instead, we’ve learned to trust our farmers to take the best local varieties to the next level with a bit of fun and see where that road leads. Not content to just satisfy our palate’s varietals locally though we source varietals from far reaching grape regions around the world. Creating unique blends that are sure to spark your imagination and enhance your appreciation for great local wines. So, sit back and relax with a glass and let our wines take your sense through a new memorable experience or harken back a memory from good times you want to have again. Our goal is to create a place close to home where you can escape the daily grind and enjoy our unique wines in a comfortable setting with friends and family. So, check out our new tasting room in Downtown North East with as many friends as you want to bring or make there. We’re happy to help you make all the Pour Decisions you can handle! See you soon.

Events that we will be attending: • Colonel Drake CRAWL May 21 • Brew & Hoses July 29 • Corry Wine Walk August 4 • Feline & Wines August 11 • Wine Fest September 22, 23, 24 Storefront: 20 E. Main St. North East, PA 16428 Vineyard & Winery: Middle Rd. North East, PA 16428 Call Us: (814) 347-5292 Spring/summer hours: May 1st to September 30th Wed. - Sat. 10am to 8pm Sun. & Mon. 10am to 6pm

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SHERIDAN, NY—Liberty Vineyards & Winery is family owned and committed to producing awardwinning wines for every palate. From dry to sweet and from red to white, there is something for every taste and all occasions. Our wines are made from locally-grown grapes, most of them from our family’s own vineyards-some of which have been in the family for six generations, since the 1860s. Growing our own grapes ensures quality through each step of the wine-making process, something very important to us. We truly believe that Great Vines Make Great Wines! Visit our tasting room to experience the care that we put into each bottle. Join us daily for wine tasting in our tasting room or enjoy a glass of wine and a charcuterie board or snack in our our vineyard-view pavilion (in season). Visit our website, LibertyWinery.com for information on upcoming events including special tastings and dinners. Liberty Vineyards & Winery produces over 30 award-winning wines. The winery is family-owned and operated and located at 2861 Route 20 in Sheridan. The tasting and sales room is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. Visit www.libertywinery.com for more information.

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing 8398 W Main St (Rt. 20), Westfield, NY 14787 Enjoy the laid-back patio - and drink list - at New York State’s first combination winery, distillery, and brewery. Open 7 days a week, the wine list here is an intentional curation of bottles that pay homage to the agricultural bounty that surrounds us, including refined European varietals and easy-sipping native varietals. Always on tap are a rotating lineup of new releases and events to fill your calendar and glass, including new beers, whiskies, bourbons, and cocktails from Five & 20, as well as live music and food trucks during the warmer months. Visitor information, menus, and much more is available at EnjoyMazza.com/Westfield or call (716) 793-9463. This location is Mazza’s third in Lake Erie Wine Country. Make a day of it by visiting Mazza Vineyards on Rt 5. and South Shore Wine Company on Rt. 89 in North East, PA. Follow @MazzaWines and @Fiveand20 on Facebook and Instagram. Explore and purchase Mazza Wines online at EnjoyMazza.com/Shop. Explore Five & 20 spirits and beers at Fiveand20.com.



At our winery, we believe a wine tasting should be more than just sampling a few wines, it should be a Sparkling Experience! When you come to visit, you can expect your visit to be relaxing and pleasurable. On the shores surrounding Lake Erie, we are blessed with exceptional grapes. While Sparkling Ponds continues to produce its original favorite wines, we are also expanding our partnerships with our neighboring grape farmers to increase our varieties. Partnerships like these increase crop sales for our local growers. Grow local, Produce local, Shop Local. Special wine preview tastings are continually being added to our calendar of events . Also on our calendar are unique events held at the winery. These special events celebrate everyone, including the farmer, vintner and consumer, can enjoy the fruits of all our labors. Our web calendar is being populated with our Sparkling Ponds tasting nights and featured event nights. Our tasting parties will include local favorite delicacies on the sweet and savory sides. Please make sure to like our NEW Facebook Page @Sparkling Ponds Winery LLC #SPWINERY. or subscribe to our Email List to be updated on winery happenings and events. Private tasting parties can also be booked for your special event. Please call the winery for more information at 716.753.0311.

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in the stone cellar of our hundred-year old home. Our unique, family-built winery in the small town of North East, PA produces a wide array of delicious, top quality wines. We know that you will enjoy our wines, just as our family and friends have for many years.

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Along with all the tasty goodies, you’ll find a little something for everyone from toys for children to cedar chests for adults. They have an assortment of gorgeous quilts - all locally hand crafted, as well as leather goods, baskets, home sewn items, furniture and of course dolls and other toys.

ravelers have been coming from near and far to the Valley View Cheese Company, which can be found on Route 62, in the heart of the local Amish community since 1962. With over 60 kinds of cheese to choose from, this unique shop also offers new items like their famous fresh cheese curds, (in a variety of flavors) which are made weekly in the Cheese Factory next door, as well as 6 different flavors of old fashioned and drinkable yogurts, which are favorites among the locals.

Stop by this awesome shop and let Summer, Ericka and the rest of staff share their amazing smiles and a couple of samples with you and see what your taste buds have been missing.

Don’t forget to check out their locally made candies, fudge, and jellies. They also have a large variety of canned goods like including Amish Relishes, Pickles and even Pickled Eggs.


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here are so many ways to enjoy your summer in North East, Pa. We’re nestled along the shores of Lake Erie, just over the New York state line. Home to two public beaches and a marina, we’ve got spectacular sunsets and worldclass steelhead fishing. Take your pick of more than 1,000 acres of grapes, cherries and apples for farm-fresh fruit along with samples from more than a dozen local wineries. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our downtown features unique shops and restaurants, plus a park that’s home to a weekly farmer’s market and numerous outdoor concerts, parades and events including:

Open Market - Saturdays, June 17-Sept. 2 (excluding July 8) in Gibson Park. Homemade and homegrown goods, food, live music and much more. Erie Philharmonic Free Outdoor Concerts - June 28, July 12 and Aug. 2 at 7 pm in Gibson Park. Enjoy the Fourth - July 4, 4 pm to dusk in Gravel Pit Park. Featuring family fun, music by Abbey Road, food trucks and fireworks at dusk. Firemen’s Cherry Festival - July 5-8 in Heard Park. Food, games, rides, 5K, parade and more.

Community Yard Sale - June 9-10. Maps & info available at Farm Heritage Days - Aug. 12-13 in Gibson and Heard Parks. North East News Journal A celebration of North East’s agricultural heritage and those Gibson Days - June 10-11 in Gibson Park featuring live music, currently farming. Featuring live music and daily performances by the Axe Women Loggers of Maine, a hands-on STEM fair vendors, food and more. for kids Saturday, tractor and farm equipment show on Sunday, Picnic in the Park - Thursdays, June 15 - Aug. 17 (excluding July 6) in Gibson Park. Free entertainment and crafts for kids. along with specialty vendors, chainsaw artists and more. Programming provided by the North East Arts Council.

The Next Chapter Bookstore offers gently used books. All genres and age groups. Most books are priced at $3 or less and all proceeds directly support LVCC.

Wine Fest - Sept. 22-24 in Gibson Park. 10+ wineries, live music, artisans, and more. Fuller Hose Co. Fall Fest - Oct. 6-7 in Gravel Pit Park. Beer, beverages, food, music, vendors and more. To plan your getaway or view our monthly calendar of events, visit www. nechamber.org

Bookstore Hours Tuesdays - 12pm - 6pm Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 6pm Friday & Saturday 10am - 7pm

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elcome to Warren County, Pennsylvania, where you can the beginning! They also offer some brewed beer and liquor find your adventure and find your peace. for those who are so inclined. Allegheny Cellars Winery has Are you looking for excitement or relaxation? Outdoor uncorked deliciousness since it opened in 2007 with its nature getaways or small city experiences? Good news! You can experi- and wildlife themes. The tasting room and gift shop reflect the woodsy feel of Warren County, and wine flavors add to the ence all the above while in a beautiful location! nostalgia with monikers like “Hearts Contentment,” “Rim Rock An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, Warren County boasts ample Red,” “Big Bend Blush,” “Kinzua Mist,” and “Golden Dew venues for hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, Drop.” swimming, camping, birding, four-wheeling, golfing, shopping, walking, wining and dining, and, of course, just relaxing and Those looking for local brews have options, too. Bent Run catching your breath. There is no greater peace than being nes- Brewing Co. is situated along the Allegheny River, allowing for tled among the mountains along the banks of the river, while outdoor deck-dining on the city’s edge or inside the renovatthe eagles soar overhead and the wind gently graces your face. ed bar area. Whether you are on vacation or not, you will feel A variety of unique shops and boutiques speckle the historic like you are when you are there enjoying their award-winning towns, giving you the chance to take a piece of Warren County ale, live music, and famous mountain pies! Wicked Warren’s is home with you. also located in downtown Warren and offers wood-fired pizzas Warren County boasts two wineries and two breweries, all and freshly brewed beers with indoor and outdoor seating in popular with tourists and locals alike. The Brokenstraw Val- the heart of Warren’s downtown historic district which is on ley Winery is located in a charming chalet that was once a ski the National Register of Historic Places. Ribs n’ Bones, a local lodge located along Route 6. Popular wines include Raspberry favorite, has a new outdoor beer garden, as well. Dragonfruit and their port-style dessert wines, but that’s just Put these delicious experiences at the end of a day of enjoying the Allegheny National Forest, Allegheny Reservoir, Kinzua Dam, Chapman State park and a wide range of outdoor activities, and you have yourself a perfect day!

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Visit wcvb.net to see the amenities and community calendar where you can always find something to do. Follow the Warren County Visitors Bureau on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all that’s going on. There’s always something! For more information, call the Warren County Visitors Bureau at (814)726-1222 or email info@wcvb.net.


illow Creek Winery is a proud member of the Lake Erie Wine Country Wine Trail. The Winery was established in 1999 by Jim Emerson in his garage. Mr. Emerson was a teacher for Lake Shore Central School. He was a homemade wine maker for 20 years. His hobby turned into a dream. Jim started a wine making club in 1992 which grew to 40 members. In 1999 he retired from teaching. Together with 15 fellow winemakers, Willow Creek Winery was born. Unfortunately, in 2000 Mr. Emerson unexpectedly passed away. Upon his passing, Mr. Doug Metzger took over as president. Mr. Metzger renovated the grounds adding in a beautiful pond, accompanied with a gazebo. In, 2012 Doug completely remodeled the tasting room/ retail store, opening it up to one amazing space. Upon doing so Mr. Metzger came across the original wood beams from the 1800’s that he fell in love with and proudly restored to their original form, giving the room a wonderful rustic feel. In 2016 as Doug retired his sister-law and niece “Carolanne and Jessica Metzger” took over the winery.

Since opening, Willow Creek Winery has always been dedicated to producing some of the finest wines that WNY has to offer, all hand crafted on site. Offering over 19 different wines now and ranging from dry reds & whites, blends, sweets, along with our famous specialty chocolate wines, Chocolate Temptations, Chautauqua Chocolate, Bubbling Temptations and the newer addition Chocolate Peppermint Patty! We invite you to stop in to our relaxing tasting bar and sample our award-winning wines today. Our Current hours are: Mon-Thurs:11am-4pm Wednesday’s; Fri-Sat: 11am-4pm & Sun: Noon-4pm.


We are located less than 1 hour from Buffalo, NY or Erie, PA. Right now, there is a detour due to the bridge being out. We’re posting regular updates on our website about the bridge closure. You can learn more about that detour and Willow Creek Winery on our website www.willowcreekwines.net. See you soon! Cheers!!

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role in the Freemason’s initiation ceremonies. Another interesting feature that used to exist at the house was a tunnel leading to Cassadaga Lake.

She thinks about the women and their families who lived in the beautiful home and worked their farms with no indoor plumbing or electricity and wonders what their lives were like.

An open staircase decorated with dental crown molding work, is located inside the double front doors. Several bedrooms with fireplaces are found on the second level. A third-floor ballroom is often used to take pictures because of lighting and unique windows. Guests who climb the stairs to the cupola see the grounds from a very different perspective and may see the deer and turkey that sometimes roam below.

he RED (Retreat Event Destination) House in Cassadaga is a living piece of Chautauqua County’s past.

“I always feel shear relaxation and comfort when I come onto the property. The area I get the most internal feeling is when I cross the threshold into the kitchen,” says Nancy, the current owner. “I just wish the building could talk and I could learn more.”

The elegant 19th century Victorian manor, with seven fireplaces, was built by the Denny Family in 1860. It is a very well preserved example of the detailed structures of the time with transom windows, bay windows and crafted hardwood floors. Over the years, the house has been mentioned in several books and publications, such as Nineteenth Century Houses in Western New York, In The Rear Window and The Sittin’ Stone. These books, as well as articles, letters, and old photos are on display in the parlor for visitors to peruse. Over the years the house has served many purposes. At one time it was the Homecroft Inn and at another it was connected to the Lily Dale Sanitarium. Also in it’s past it served as a reflection room and played an important

The most popular use of the manor today is for the bride and groom to get ready on their big day, with the bride and her attendants using the front of the house and the groom and groomsmen using two rooms in the rear of the house that used to be the quarters for the hired help. There is a front and back staircase, so the groom doesn’t accidentally see his bride before the ceremony. Since 2022 the manor is also available for overnight stays for those visiting the area The barn is the reception hot spot and if inclement weather brings the ceremony indoors if is a beautiful back drop for the ceremony. It is the perfect setting for formal or informal celebrations. The current barn was built in 1910, after the first one burned. It was built from blocks made by the Cassadaga Block Company which were made from gravel from Cassadaga Lake. The beams are built with peg construction and give a cathedral like feeling to the second floor. The original elevator which utilizes a pulley system is a carryover from the old barn. Chandeliers light both floors. A covered open loft in the back brings in the outdoors through the big swing doors that mirror those in the front of the barn.

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With the amazing manor and rustic barn the property is a great mix of the eloquence and casual comfort to the setting that is nestled on six parklike acres framed by deep woods. They have been the magical backdrop for a decade of wedding ceremonies and receptions. The RED House which is located at 91 Frisbee Road in Cassadaga, is truly an area treasure to be experienced and enjoyed. For more information visit the website www.the-red-house.org, email Nancy@the-red-house.org, or call (716) 595-2450.



he Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is a nine-acre resort on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Independently owned and operated, Chautauqua Harbor Hotel was designed to evoke the spirit of the grand hotels of yesteryear while offering modern amenities for today’s traveler. The hotel’s deluxe guestrooms and suites are generously sized, many featuring panoramic lake views and balconies. All are beautifully appointed with wood floors, luxurious bedding, plush bathrobes, green amenities, and in-room refrigerators. With its meticulously landscaped grounds, the hotel offers a lakeside playground with outdoor pool, al fresco dining, expansive patio with fire pits, putting green and lively outdoor Carousel Bar serving brick oven pizzas and microbrews. Open year round, visitors come to enjoy a luxurious getaway filled with outdoor recreation and water sports, as well as popular nearby attractions such as the National Comedy Center, Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and Chautauqua Institution, local wineries, and breweries along with a multitude of outdoor activities are just some of the many attractions awaiting visitors from near and far.

style laminate flooring, spa-quality amenities, in-room safes, mini-fridges, robes, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet. No matter where your room sits, you have access to your guest room floor Starbucks Coffee Station and comfy seating areas with complimentary new papers and breathtaking lakefront views.

A DESTINATION OFFERING ENDLESS ACTIVITIES & WORLD-CLASS ATTRACTIONS There will be no shortage of things to do with a view as the entire property stretches out along the tranquil shores of Chautauqua Lake. Watch the sunset or sunrise and everything in between from our onsite restaurant and bars. Enjoy 3 outdoor firepits, a putting green, or playing cornhole on our private island. By water, The Chautauqua Belle Steamboat can pull right up to the front of our property to pick up your group and docks are available in season for regular sized boats. Golf at the Chautauqua Institution, Tour the New National Comedy Center, Breweries or Wine Trails all around us. OUR PRODUCTIVITY CONDUCIVE CONFERENCE LAYOUT

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The atmosphere is relaxed and the conversations are lively, giving visitors the chance to talk with artists about what inspires You can explore Chautauqua County, engage with them. artists in their own studios, galleries and hubs, and The Hub Crawl showcases the area’s talent in sculpture, phocollect beautiful art. tography, ceramics, painting, jewelry, custom arts, fiber arts, Artists in Chautauqua County will be available to the public in stained glass and mixed media. Many of the participating artstudios hubs and galleries during the Chautauqua-Lake Erie ists are multiple award winners. Art Trail Hub Crawl, on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A total of 155 hubs stops are mapped out for the trail, featuring over Memorial Weekend and Labor Day Weekends . 28 artists and their work. This piggy-backing arrangement is a here the arts are healthy, communities are desirable.

The Hub Crawl takes visitors along country roads and village streets to some of the most picturesque parts of the county, while enabling artists to talk about and display their work in the setting where it is created. Many visitors plan an itinerary over one or two days that includes stops at restaurants, wineries, breweries, and shops along the way. 3 Restaurants and Bar in 1 convenient location. Order off 3 unique menus in 1 order and payment process

relatively new feature of the Art Trail. These hubs allow artists who have less-accessible studios to participate.

We have a website that is accessible with a QR code which is on all of our PR media It will take you to an interactive map that links locations of hubs with artists and their websites at nsaachautauqua.org. Look for it in this publication. Rack cards and printed maps will be available at many local tourism spots, information racks as well as businesses. The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Studio Tour is a significant event that helps to brand Chautauqua County as an arts destination as it enriches our community. It continues to be an annual tradition. This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc. Hub 1. Thomas Annear Art 43 Central Ave., Fredonia • 716-672-9203

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Thomas Annear Adventure meets quiet contemplation in my paintings. From the snow capped peaks of the Tetons to the old growth forests of Western New York his paintings capture the grandeur and beauty of the American landscape. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, my career has shifted over the years from political and abstract pieces to paintings that focus on contemporary uses of the environment. For nearly twenty years, I have sought to capture the unique geography, weather patterns, and natural resources of Western New York through my plein air paintings. Patrick Stokes I consider myself a portrait photographer whether my subject is a person or a landscape and I approach both with wonder, curiosity, and awe. I started my photographic journey in a dark room at 14 and over the years drifted in and out of capturing images over the years. Being a tech fan, I picked up my first digital camera in 2001 and progressively began to grow my passion for capturing images anew. With the advent of cell phone cameras and computational imagery I took the leap continued on page 51

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into fine art photography with the acquisition of state-of-the-art lenses and cameras. Photography to me is time traveling and as an avid traveler and sci-fi enthusiast I hope someday a millennium from now someone will discover one of my images and be transported back in time. Please follow my explorations on Instagram or visit my website. Tom Janik Tom is a retired chemistry professor. Along with his career in chemistry, Tom has had a lifelong interest in photography starting at the age of 11 with a Brownie camera. Tom’s photography is centered on landscapes and the natural world. Photography has the special quality of extracting, revealing and recording the beauty that oftentimes goes unnoticed. Tom is inspired by many great landscape photographers such as Elliot Porter, but also by photographers whose images have a graphic art quality, e.g., Pete Turner. Tom has a recent book of Lake Erie photographs available to see and/or purchase. Hub 2. Keith Callen Studio 232 Liberty St., Fredonia • 505-603-0258 Keith Callen The beauty and solace of texture and light inspires me to recreate joyous experiences of nature and humanity. Through our challenges and delights, our species grows with greater understanding and appreciation of the divine spark within us. In my work, I explore how pattern and color create visual dimension and an emotional response that is activating and illuminating. Through that response I present allegory and stories about the human experience in the small yet significant experiences of our daily lives. Whether in my hand-woven home décor or in my figurative painting, I seek to share my experience of the divine. Hub 3. Kniti Griti Works 42 Rosalyn Ct., Fredonia • 716-672-4275 Seri Beeson As long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting and making things. My training is informal and ongoing, with handmade items created from bits of fabric, glass, and stone. COSO Studios focuses on casual, everyday objects of adornment and holding. Current fixations are hand-crocheted jewelry with “found” pottery, glass, and stone and an assortment of handmade crossbody bags from upholstery fabrics. Just as birds collect fantastical found treasures, my goal is to create items you will enjoy gathering for your own personal collection or share with those you love. Marcia Merrins Marcia sculpts a wonderful menagerie of wood fired and raku animal pieces, from hippos to elephants, that are fun and collectible. This Indian Rhino was accepted into the 2021 Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum. Marcia also creates signature pieces that are quirky themed, including bright and sassy “footed bowls”. She is drawn to whimsy and her work reflects what she finds in contemporary footwear and clothing. Fairy houses are new in the studio and adorable. When you make something with your hands, you put your heart into it too. Those who experience your creation will feel the tug on their own heart – a strange and very real phenomenon. Nancy Nixon Ensign Experiencing isolation and solitude during the pandemic of 2020, I find the appeal of assemblage onto sparse landscapes a way to convey my story to the viewer. Social distancing provides a reflection of my inner voice not spoken. Creative studio work is appetizing for the introverted. The historic and sometimes abandoned homes of Chautauqua County provide untamed architectural landscapes that call to be painted into relevance with isolated figures. Susan Forrester-Mackay

I am a child of the sixties when beauty, love and peace were going to change the world. I create artwork because the beauty of the process is the best mind- altering state I have ever known. The need to touch, feel, respond and communicate human emotions within the landscape of the human form is enormous. The subject of human beings and their interactions is an endless source of fascination for me; hence, most of my work is figurative and evocative, focusing on the variety of everyday human gesture. Paula Coats (Labor Day Weekend Only) I am Paula Coats of pc:) pottery. I fashion decorative and functional pottery using primarily hand-building techniques. I am fascinated with adding texture to the pieces because of the beautiful ways they accept the glazes that I use. My functional pottery is fired in an electric kiln to cone 6 with lead-free glazes. This functional pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. I do not have a website or a presence on Face Book, but you can contact me at joepaulac@roadrunner.com. Hub 4. Wayfaring Potter (Memorial Weekend Only) 261 Seymour St., Fredonia • 716-673-5608 Jessie Simmons Jessie is a full-time studio potter and instructor in Erie, PA holding a BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. She is currently the Studio Director at Erie ClaySpace and is a rostered Teaching Artist through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Within both of these roles, Jessie works to bring quality art experiences to as many populations as possible within the region. Her pots are made with the intention to bring beauty and joy to the everyday moments of living. Sherry Nugent I am the creator at Wildfire Pottery. By trade, I am a restaurateur and chef, so I naturally gravitate towards kitchenware. I have a collection of spices, procured from my travels, which inspire me to create dishes that deserve a beautiful vessel for serving. Much like food, clay is a medium that I can create anything my imagination desires. Sarah Zielonka Sarah Zielonka is a ceramic artist creating functional stoneware pottery in North Evans, New York. After earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Alfred University in 1991, she has honed her craft, producing beautiful handmade objects that speak directly to the user through everyday interaction. With respect for traditional aesthetics, her goal is to employ the medium’s infinite flexibility to translate a story, a memory or feelings of joy, whimsy and play. Currently, she creates wheel thrown and hand built objects, then experiments with a variety of high firing techniques including wood, soda, gas and electric. Lisa Ann Eppolito I make functional, wood and soda-fired pottery. There are central understandings about process and environment, I place in the objects I make. I create vessels that consider the wood-firing process. Firing pottery in a wood kiln produces distinctive outcomes, both controlled and uncontrolled. I acknowledge the atmosphere of the kiln, using glazes and flashing slips that interact with melting wood ash. Wood ash vitrifies and produces a natural glaze. Therefore, my forms intend to encourage subtleties such as catching wood ash deposits, and encouraging flashing. I observe how the vessel and flame speak to one another, capturing information on the surface. Hub 5. Living Glass Art Gallery 71 E. Main St., Westfield • 716-269-8977 Denise Williams The Living Glass Gallery is now located at 71 East Main Street, in the beautiful historic downtown of Westfield NY. Living Glass Gallery is a proud sponsor of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail and features original glass work by artist and owner continued on page 52

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Denise Williams, along with displays of work by several local Sarah Brown-Millspaw artists working in pottery, sea glass jewelry, photography, paint- Watercolor illustration artist Sarah Brown-Millspaw lives on a small farm outside of Westfield, New York. Passionate about ing, soft sculpture and ceramic sculpture. nature, animals, and the joys of childhood, these themes often Hub 6. Lynda Graham-Barber surface in her whimsical work. Sarah has been creating art her 114 S. Portage St., Westfield • 716-232-4283 whole life and has been painting full time since 2020. In recent years, turning her watercolor paintings into surface patterns Lynda Graham-Barber Repurposed painted furniture & accessories/alcohol-spatter and fabric designs has become an integral part of her creative process. technique/watercolor/oil on wood/children’s books A writer by profession, I had my first adult painting instruction at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where I stared at a single red rose, trying to replicate that velvety wonder. Over the next four decades, I experimented with several media. I take special pleasure in giving a makeover to forgotten furnishings and accessories, incorporating paper ephemera and painting techniques, everything from whiplashing paint from chopsticks to spraying water-based paint with alcohol to create a faux finish. I enjoy collaborating on pieces with my sculptor-husband, David, whose imaginative, fertile left brain always takes me in a new direction. Most of my work borders on the traditional with a dollop of whimsy. Think garnishing a sundae with a cherry. Hub 7. Portage Hill Art Gallery 6439 Portage Rd., Westfield • 716-326-4478

Sarah’s work can be found on Instagram @sarahgeebee.art Tim Sivertsen I’ve been working on several different tangents of late. There is a developing series of monochromatic pastel/charcoal landscapes on paper. There is also an ongoing series of fanciful figures in motion (pastel and acrylic). I’ve also pulled up a number of older, unfinished (unresolved) pieces out of my past and am attempting to rework them. It’s very interesting to pick up a piece put to the side years ago and revisit my thought processes at the time. I also have an ongoing series of monocromatic pastel portraits of females in the works. Susan Simmons Susan Simmons paints landscape, figurative and abstract paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. She received her most recent award in Jamestown’s Roger Tory Peterson’s 2022 Inaugural Plein Air Festival. Susan paints from life, photos, and imagination, and is quite diverse in her styles. Her fine arts and graphic arts studies include Miami Made Community College, Everett Community College, and the University of Texas at Austin where she attained her bachelor’s degree in fine art. Susan surprises her clients and admirers with unique artistry, utilizing both her fine arts and graphic arts backgrounds, and continually evolves to create inspiring and often intriguing artwork.

Audrey Kay Dowling I use my work to convey a deep appreciation of the natural world. Form is beautiful, color is exciting, movement is visually stimulating, and texture and patterns open inspire me to express myself. I enjoy using many different art mediums. I attended SUNY New Paltz where I received my BS in Art Education. I also have an MS degree from SUNY Fredonia. I continue to expand my artistic education through several ceramic, painting and printmaking workshops. After teaching for 30 years, I am now a full time award winning artist and gallery Hub 8. Reno Pottery 6007 Centralia-Hartfield Rd., Dewittville 716-753-6464

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Jim and Pat Reno Jim and Pat Reno have been making pottery for over 40 years at their location at 6007 Centralia-Hartfield Rd., Dewittville, NY. They are open daily by chance or appointment, and can be reached at 716-753-7551 or preno@fairpoint.net. Their website is www.renopottery.com. Stop by to see their new, highly decorated designs, which include Woodpeckers, Dragons and Rhinos. Hub 9. Kirsten Engstrom Sculptures 124 S. Erie St., Mayville • 352-475-1258 Kirsten Engstrom Evidence of Kirsten Engstrom’s sculptural work can be seen on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution and throughout the area. Stop by her studio in Mayville to meet Kirsten and ask about her creative process. I tell my sculptures as I create them, that they are not finished until they stimulate joy, hope and community in myself and all who observe them. Hub 10. Cynthia Norton Designs 14 Whittier Ave., Chautauqua • 917-710-1641 Cynthia Norton Cynthia Norton grew up in Chautauqua, NY and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1969, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors and a major in sculpture. Her career has included a range of artistic pursuits. Since 1987 she has headed her own company, Cynthia Norton Designs, producing hand-painted textiles and specializing in hand-painted clothing for sophisticated, artistically inclined women (and sometimes men). The mission is to help people look their best with beautiful clothing that reveals the artist’s continued on page 54

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hand, imparts vitality, is comfortable and easy to care for, suits Hub 13. Bemus Point Hub the individual and allows her (or him) to shine. 64 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point • 716-378-1504 Hub 11. Artsy Garden Melissa Meyers 4868 Route 430, Bemus Point • 716-796-9232 Melissa’s passion for art is one that loves to explore new ideas, new media, and use materials in ways they were not intended Tina Ames Tina was born and raised in WNY. Classically trained in the for. Sometimes even with good results. Her inspiration is found arts, she received her degree in the late 80’s. While raising two mainly in nature, which abounds in Chautauqua County. She sons with her husband - she created many businesses including works in traditional mediums, as well as alcohol inks, photoga Frame Shop/Gallery, Cafe, Gift Shop and Cookie Company… raphy and mixed media. She graduated from Buffalo State Colselling them successfully years later to move into the corporate lege with a degree in Design, and learned to transfer her skills world. This break from the entrepreneurial & creative world to digital when art started moving into new platforms. into the corporate field did not allow time for Tina to create. A bad case of Shingles forced her to stay in bed for several Susan Gutierrez months – allowing her to start “doodling” again with what she I am an artist living in Jamestown, NY. Chautauqua County has had - markers and paper. This “Gift of Shingles” as she calls it been my home for 41 years. Through my art I try to capture the made her realize that her true wish was to return to the creative life and energy that surrounds us. I use mostly a palette knife world. In 2014 Tina successfully started selling her inspirational to pay tribute to the beauty that encompasses this region. My prints, cards and card decks and is now in gift shops around the paintings are a way to share an experience; a recollection; a country. moment. I hope that my paintings can be a conduit for viewers Hub 12. LMNOP Gallery to recall a memory, stir an emotion, or transport them some108 W. Main St., Sherman • 716-234-4010 where familiar. Peter Hamilton Hub 14. Janet Mandel Art Studio “Woodworking/Repurposed materials/Kinetic sculpture/ 747 Abbey Rd., Kennedy • 716-267-9525 Deco-functional fixtures/Eclectic furniture/Usable handheld items. Many of my wood pieces have been made from found Janet Mandel materials: discarded cherry headboards; table parts; cabinet Janet Mandel received her training in fine arts from Mercyhurst doors. Of course, various wood species from a kiln-dried lumber U. in Erie, PA. She began her career as a fashion illustrator, company nearby. Salvaged lamp parts. For the carpentry, selec- and received national acclaim in fashion, fiber arts and portraition, and keen attention to the grain color of wood is utmost. ture before focusing her work exclusively on wildlife. I like including steam-bent components to the work. Much of my work reflects a mood at the time, or a particular detail that Her wildlife work has been published and sold by the National carries onto another piece, or a frivolous impulse to make mock Audubon Society, National Geographic Society, Smithsonian sticks of butter, or a representative subject in sculpture. Brass, Institution and HSUS among others. She has showcased her work for over 25 years at wildlife and fine art shows throughout the northeast U.S. and has recently opened her studio locally by appointment or special event.

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WCA Westfield announces its annual Arts & Crafts Festival will take place the weekend of July 28th and 29th. The free two-day event is held at Moore Park, where visitors will be able to browse dozens of booths offering handmade items including original art, home and lawn decor, clothing, accessories and toys.


Bronstein. “Local art and craftwork is featured and it gives us a chance to show off what this region has to offer! Visitors can even stay in the YWCA Westfield Air BNB.”

Approximately 150 vendors will offer a variety of craftwork and approximately 5,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the weekend. In addition to the shopping opportunities there will be a wide variety of food vendors.

At that time Linda Dunn who was one of the event’s original organizers said that the event was ready for new leadership and that after 20 successful years, she believed it would continue for 20 more. Last year marked 30 more years, and the YWCA Arts & Crafts Festival is still going strong.

Since its launch in 1971, proceeds of more than $160,000 have been invested to support community projects such as holiday decorations, a freezer for the soup kitchen, park benches, new “We appreciate the committee work that goes into the Arts trash cans and lights for safety and beautification. & Crafts Festival every year,” said YWCA Westfield Executive In 1992, YWCA Westfield took on the planning and hosting of Director Stephanie Stevens. “This event is such a celebration of the event which is now known as the YWCA Westfield Arts & creativity and community and we really look forward to it.” Crafts Festival.

“The Arts & Crafts Festival brings together the community as well as welcomes visitors to the area each year,” said YWCA Mark your calendars now so you can plan to make the most of Westfield Board President and event Chairperson Kathryn this event. For those attending, parking is available throughout the Village as well as at the Westfield Academy and Central School bus garage with continuous shuttles to the park and back. Proceeds from booth rental are now used by the YWCA Westfield to support its mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. Information about the event including how vendors can participate can be found ywcawestfield.org

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ABOUT YWCA WESTFIELD YWCA Westfield opened its doors in 1894 to meet the needs of the women and girls in Westfield and the surrounding community. Throughout the years the organization has grown and changed to meet local needs, but the agency remains a membership organization. A nonprofit, YWCA Westfield offers fitness facilities to members, high quality after school programming in two school locations to local families and other community programming that supports the YWCA USA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2020, YWCA Westfield renovated part of its facility to add AirBnB overnight accommodations to welcome and host visitors to the Chautauqua region.




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ishes Fulfilled Retreat is a spiritual oasis for spiritual healing and spiritual counseling with Reverend Gail Lynn in Lily Dale, New York and now with a space located at 85 E. 4th street, Dunkirk, New York. Reverend Gail Lynn, has been an Ordained Minister since 2012. Her services as a minister include: officiating weddings, spiritual counseling, spiritual healing, and hypnotherapy. She is also an author of two books. Hypnotherapy has been making a comeback as a choice for navigating through many health ailments. Whether physical, mental, or spiritual in nature, hypnotherapy is a technique that can help individuals notice patterns within the mind/body connection to help individuals achieve their wellness goals. Hypnotherapy was endorsed by the American Medical Association as an effective practice in 1958 and was taught in medical programs in universities. Hypnosis, like meditation, involves going into a state of deep relaxation, akin to sleep, to alter the state of consciousness. Through positive suggestions given to the subconscious mind, Rev. Gail Lynn reminds you of the positive changes you stated you wished to achieve during the interview. Rev. Gail Lynn leads guided meditations using crystal and Tibetan sound bowls Thursday evenings at the Inner Balance Day Spa in Dunkirk, New York: When: Thursdays evenings 7-8 pm Where: Inner Balance Day Spa, 4 th Street, Dunkirk (upstairs) donation based. For info call 716-969-2620. Rev. Gail Lynn will also be leading meditations at the Fellowships of the Spirit Lakeside Learning Center located at 282 Dale Drive, Cassadaga, New York, every other Thursday beginning June 1st, 2023 from 7-8:30pm. Contact Reverend Gail Lynn via her website: www.gaillynnheil. com or her email: gaillynnheil@gmail.com

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he Grape Discovery Center is the official Visitor’s Center for the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, designated a New York State Heritage Area in 2006. Developed by the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, it seeks to be an experiential destination that supports and promotes the grape industry through sharing stories and engaging, educating and informing the public about all things grape. Admission to the Center is Free and Wi-Fi is available. Donations are graciously accepted. The Concord Grape Belt is located along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania, and is the largest and oldest Concord grape growing region in the world. The Concord grape is native to North America, and was first selected and propagated from wild seedlings by Ephraim Bull in Concord, Massachusetts in

Established in 2004, the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of grape growers, juice processors and wineries, related grape industry businesses and regional organizations. Our mission is to encourage and support the grape and wine industries within the region, and to enhance the region’s quality of life. In May, 2013, the Grape Discovery Center was opened by the Heritage Association as a showcase for local grape-related products, and as a venue for sharing the rich history and culture of the region. Tasting Bar. Enjoy a glass of wine or grape juice with friends in the Tasting Bar or on the Steve Baran Memorial Patio nestled beside a Concord vineyard. The Tasting Bar features local artisanal cheeses, cured meats, snacks, grape juice, and a weekly selection of wines from Lake Erie Wine Country. Walk through the Star Family Exhibit Room to learn the story of the Concord grape and 150 years of grape growing in the Lake Erie region. Explore the history and science of grape growing, and the lifestyle of those in the industry. Interactive exhibits are fun and interesting for visitors of all ages and allow you to see, touch, smell, and feel different components of what makes this area special. Family-friendly • Tours offered for pre-booked groups • Interactive learning displays Browse through a gift shop filled with “grapey” apparel, art, vinaigrettes and sauces, and crafts made by local artisans, and take home a piece of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, America’s grape country. Did you see something you forgot to continued on page 61


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purchase? Give us a call at 716-326-2003. Gift Shop Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 5pm. EVENTS BEACH GLASS ART CLASS Start Date: June 15, 2023 5:45pm End Date: June 15, 2023 8:00pm Location: Grape Discovery Center Website: http://grapediscoverycenter.com Contact Email: moc.retnecyrevocsideparg@reganam Contact Phone: (716) 326-2003 Ticket price includes everything needed to create an original shadow box piece of art using beach glass. Please check back for additional details in early May. Ticketed event. ANNUAL CRUISE-IN by the Lake Shore Street Rod Association Start Date: July 22, 2023 12:00pm End Date: July 22, 2023 4:00pm Location: Grape Discovery Center, 8305 West Main Road, Route 20, Westfield NY 14787 Website: http://www.grapediscoverycenter.com Sponsor: Lake Shore Street Rod Association & Westfield Auto Center Contact Email: moc.retnecyrevocsideparg@reganam Contact Phone: 716.326.2003 Join us for the annual cruise-in by the Lake Shore Street Rod Association. All clubs and cars welcome. Awards! Dash plaques for the first 100 cars! 50’s and 60’s music and food! Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends for a FUN afternoon! VENDORS WANTED! $15 table space for the day GRAPE BELT OPEN Golf Tournament ~ Annual Fundraiser Start Date: July 29, 2023 8:00am End Date: July 29, 2023 4:00pm Location: Pinehurst Golf Club, 7428 East Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787 Website: http://www.grapediscoverycenter.com Sponsor: Pinehurst Golf Club Contact Email: moc.retnecyrevocsideparg@reganam Contact Phone: 716.326.2003 Annual Grape Belt Open--Note new weekend date, July 29. Tournament will be held at Pinehurst Golf Club/Westfield. Four-person scramble. Includes refreshments, dinner and awards! Call Lisa at 716.969.4859 if you are interested in forming a team. Please note that we are seeking Tee and Corporate sponsors for this event. Get your name or your business in the eyes of the golfers, showing your support for the Grape Discovery Center. Interested or questions? Call Lisa at 716.969.4859 All tournament proceeds benefit the Grape Discovery Center, allowing the Center to continue and operate as a non-profit, encourage tourism and educate all about the grape growing history in the Lake Erie Region.

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iberty Vineyards & Winery is pleased to announce new wines and fun activities and events planned for 2023. “Our newest wine, Peach Out, is a fun grape wine with natural peach flavor added. It is perfect for the summer months. It’s a great wine to enjoy poolside, over some ice,” explained Beth Margolis, Marketing Director at Liberty Vineyards. In addition to Peach Out, Liberty has also introduced a few other wines over the past several months. These wines include Dinner Bell Red, a dry red blend and Blossom White, a sweeter-style Pinot Grigio wine. “We also brought back an old favorite, our Davenport port-style wine,” Margolis continued. In addition to the new wines, Liberty is also pleased to announce a number of upcoming events for this year. These include Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Wine Tastings and their popular Sips and Dips wine and food tasting event June 24 & 25. They also plan to partner with Fredonia Ukulele to present several Sip ’n’ Strum events throughout the summer. Liberty will also host its annual Dine in the Vines Prime Rib dinner on August 26. Visit libertywinery.com for dates, times, and more event information. In addition to special events the Liberty Vineyards tasting room is open daily for wine tastings and sales. Guests are also welcome to enjoy a glass of wine and a charcuterie board or snack in their vineyard-view pavilion (in season). Liberty Vineyards & Winery produces over 30 award-winning wines. The winery is family-owned and operated and located at 2861 Route 20 in Sheridan. The tasting and sales room is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. Visit www.libertywinery.com for more information.

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any of us have dreamed of a day when you could sip on a glass of merlot and gaze into the eyes of a lion, but now that the Erie Zoo is hosting its first-ever 21+ wine-tasting event, Felines and Wines, dreams are actually coming true. Our local, nonprofit, Erie Zoo debuted this fundraising event in August 2022, with an evening full of local wine and mead tastings, delicious food truck offerings, live music, and big cat training demonstrations. “The Erie Zoo is always looking for new and exciting ways to reach animal lovers of all ages and after several years of hosting our successful beer fest, Lions, Tigers, and Beers (held on October 7th, 2023) we were looking to bring the delights of wine tasting to zoo grounds.” said Kylie Kaspick (Erie Zoo Marketing and Events Assistant) “We wanted to offer the Erie community a fun and unique wine tasting event, but it was also important for us to work in our mission of wildlife education and conservation. We saw the opportunity to integrate the celebration of International Cat Day (August 8th,2023) by incorporating it into the event and highlighting the many big cats that call the Erie Zoo home”.

ries for their second year hosting the event! In addition to the wineries, they are looking to offer samplings from local distilleries, as well as, give the attendees the opportunity to shop local and regional small businesses. Additionally, this year they are planning to offer exclusive Erie Zoo wine-o merchandise which is guaranteed to be both full of puns and purrfect for wine or cat lovers.

Many Erie community members don’t find themselves at the zoo beyond the years their children or grandchildren are exploring it. However, wildlife education and conservation consciousness can be celebrated and explored by all ages, since we all share the planet with these amazing animals! In an effort to bridge this gap, the Erie Zoo event team has been working to find new and creative ways for adults to experience the zoo. Beyond Felines and Wines, the Erie Zoo offers two other adult-only fundraisers throughout the year; The Mane Event kicks off the zoo’s fundraising season on June 24th, 2023 with a high-end event full of live music, local “grazing stations”, libations, animal encounters, and a bountiful silent auction. As previously mentioned, the zoo also hosts an annual beer Felines and Wines will be held this year on Friday, August 11th, fest fundraiser, Lions, Tigers, and Beers, in October where again from 6 PM-9 PM. The Erie Zoo event team shared that they attendees can enjoy live music, local food trucks, beer tastings, have already nearly doubled the participating wineries/meade- and animal encounters. New this year, the zoo is hosting an event series, Movement Mondays, where on select Mondays, June through August, where four yoga instructors will lead attendees through a yoga class of their choosing. Vinyasa, Chair, Walking, and Slow & Mindful yoga will be offered throughout the series. Ticket sales for these sessions will launch on May 5th, 2023 and it is sure to be a wild experience.

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There are many big changes, new and enhanced events, and of course incredible animals to see at the Erie Zoo this season. To view the full event listing for this season, learn more about what’s new at the zoo, or plan a day trip visit eriezoo.org for more information. Be sure to stay up to date with them and get a daily dose of cute, conservation-minded, content by following the Erie Zoo on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this year’s Felines and Wines, held on Friday, August 11th, 6 PM-9 PM. Tickets go on sale at eriezoo. org on Friday, July 7th at 9 AM.



ake Erie Wine Country is the largest grape growing region in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Featuring 30,000 sprawling acres of vineyards and more than 20 distinct estate and commercial wineries, Lake Erie Wine Country spans 50 miles of shoreline from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania to Silver Creek, New York along the southern shorelines of Lake Erie. Our area wineries produce unique and diverse wines for all tastes, from fruity native Labruscas and exquisite French-American wines to European-style wines and award-winning favorites. Most wineries offer tours, special events and concerts throughout the year. Lake Erie Wine Country also hosts various themed events such as Tapas & Wine Weekends, Bare the Barrels, Wine and Chocolate Weekends and the annual WineFest. WINE TOURS Tour Lake Erie Wine Country in style! Local transportation services offer vehicles in a variety of sizes to accommodate groups touring wine country, whether it’s during one of the region’s multi-winery events, or just for a girl’s weekend away. Transportation tourism partners of Lake Erie Wine Country include Chautauqua Limousine Service (Giorgios) 800-6955515, Locale Wine Tours 717-884-4576, High Tyed Wine Tours 716-281-2800, La Grand Elite 814-725-6500 and Rupp Limousine 814-452-2025. Experience comfortable, convenient, luxurious travel without the hassle of finding parking or taking more than one vehicle.

highest quality European, Native and hybrid grapes, most of which are grown on their own 250-acre farm. The winery got its name from the Native American Tribes who crafted arrowheads and thrived on the fertile soils of the Lake Erie Shoreline. Over the years, there have been frequent discoveries of arrowheads on local grape farms including Mobilia’s Fruit Farm, the home of Arrowhead Wine Cellars. Arundel Cellars and Brewing Arundel Cellars is the area’s first winery and brewery and is located in a beautifully restored 19th century barn which previously served as a cider mill. With over 100 years of combined experience in the wine and viticulture industry, the Arundel family (made up of four family units) prides themselves on offering quality products within a warm inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Arundel has a large selection of premium wines, craft beers, hard ciders and delicious food. Stop by every Sunday for live musical entertainment which is offered inside during the colder months and outside on their large outdoor patio area in the summertime. OVERNIGHT LODGING OPTIONS Considering a trip to Lake Erie Wine Country? Make it a true adventure and book an overnight room. Stay a few days to explore and experience all of Lake Erie Wine Country’s many wineries, shops and restaurants.

• Lakeview on the Lake is nestled on the bluffs of Lake Erie in the heart of Wine Country. When you rent a cabin style room, HIGHLIGHTED WINERIES IN LAKE ERIE WINE COUNTRY mini cottage, or suite rest easy knowing they are impeccably Mazza Wines The Mazza family has been making craft beverages on the clean and well furnished. 814-899-6948 shores of Lake Erie for more than fifty years, and they now •Edwards Waterhouse Inn is an elegant Bed & Breakfast in the serve their spirits at three locations: Mazza Vineyards, South heart of Fredonia. Beautiful inside and out with porches, perShore Wine Company and Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 gola and fire pit. Sitting in the middle of Wine Country, enjoy Spirits and Brewing. Each facility boasts its own distinct atmo- a gourmet breakfast before heading out for a day at the winersphere and tasting experience. Using a blend of Old World tra- ies. 716-672-6751 ditions with New World winemaking techniques, the end result •You can’t go wrong with either the Candlelight Lodge or the is a varied and unique wine list, including varietals and blends Captain Storm House when looking for a unique place to stay using traditional vinifera, hybrid, and native varieties, as well as in Westfield, NY. You can walk to shops, stores and restaurants. fruit, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines. Both run by the same innkeepers. 716-326-2830 Courtyard Winery •If you are looking for a larger resort, consider Peek ‘n Peak With handcrafted wines from their estate vineyards, the quality in Clymer, NY 716-355-4141 or Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in of the fruit is evident at Courtyard Winery. Nestled on Route Celoron, NY 716-489-2800 20 in the western part of Lake Erie Wine Country, Courtyard features a large tasting room, outdoor seating, and a variety of • Stay smart, rest and recharge at the Holiday Inn Express and events and tour opportunities year-round. Reserve a picnic in Suites North East. Families and friends can enjoy the hotel’s the vineyard for a private excursion with a locally crafted picnic indoor mini water park with seven water features, including a in a natural setting, or schedule a meet the winemaker private 30’ slide. The hotel also offers complimentary hot breakfast, fitness room and in-suite conveniences to make you feel right at tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process. home. 814-725-4400 Arrowhead Wine Cellars Arrowhead Wine Cellars has been producing internationally Make your escape to Lake Erie Wine Country and discover all recognized award-winning wines for three generations. Their there is to do in Erie, PA and Chautauqua County, NY! Check out selection features thirty two varieties of reds, whites, sparkling Visit Erie at www.visiterie.com and the Chautauqua County Visiand ice wines, hard cider and fruit juice. Arrowhead uses the tor’s Bureau at www.tourchautauqua.com

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raycliff is the summer home of Isabelle and Darwin D. Martin, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1926 and built between 1927 and 1931. Graycliff is located in Bill’s Hooks LLC specializes in Walleye and Salmon. Derby, N.Y., just about 20 min South of downtown Buffalo. A We have a large selection of fishing equipment and hand tied New York State Landmark, Graycliff is listed on the National worm harnesses. If you are looking Register of Historic Places. Graycliff is open for guided tours for marine electronics, we can help year round. For more information, and to book your tour, with your selection. Hunting Supplease visit www.experiencegraycliff.org or call 716-947-9217. plies is also a favorite in the shop. o you love fishing? Stop in and visit our fully stocked store in Dunkirk, New York at 5139 West Lake Road.

We also offer information on Lake Erie Fishing Charters. Call us at 716-366-0268 if you have questions or are looking for something special. Bill’s Hooks LLC offers great gifts for the outdoor person in your life. billshooks@roadrunner.com • www.billshooks.com

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Enjoy a variety of choices from our Award Winning Menu: In 1964, Dominic Bellissimo served chicken wings prepared by his Mother, Teressa Bellissimo, at our Original Buffalo Location, launching a taste sensation that has become nationally famous. Although many have tried to duplicate the Buffalo wing, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa’s the proclaimed “Best Wings in the World”.

• The Original Wing with a variety of rubs and sauce choices • Fresh Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders & Boneless Wings • Expanded Menu of Burgers, Salads & Wraps • Hot Fresh Cheesy Pizza Winner of the prestigious James Beard Award!

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WINE CELLARS Making Waves with our Pennsylvania Wines


riftwood Wine Cellars is located in downtown North East, Pennsylvania at 20 East Main Street. Our Spring/Summer hours are May 1st to September 30th Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 8pm. Sunday and Monday 10am to 6pm Fall/winter hours are October 1st through April 30th Wednesday through Saturday noon to 8pm Sunday and Monday noon to 6pm Our vineyard and winery is located on Middle Road in North East. Contact us at 814-347-5292. “If you grew up with my brothers, you’d understand…” our vintner would say when people asked how he got into making wine. But what started as a hobby has turned into a passion for making great tasting unpretentious and fun wine. Like many people that live in the country we love to try new things and see what happens. But like the air fryer or instant pot we no longer use (and glam metal) some things sound better in our heads. Instead, we’ve learned to trust our farmers to take the best local varieties to the next level with a bit of fun and see where that road leads.





Come to Cassadaga this Summer and Enjoy our Fun-filled Schedule of Events; from Concerts, Triathlons, Cruise Nights and the Beach Programs just to name a few. All details of our Summer Events are on our websites at www.cassadagalakesny.com and www.cassadaganewyork.org

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Not content to just satisfy our palate’s varietals locally though we source varietals from far reaching grape regions around the world. Creating unique blends that are sure to spark your imagination and enhance your appreciation for great local wines. So, sit back and relax with a glass and let our wines take your senses through a new memorable experience or harken back a memory from goods times you want to have again. Our goal is to create a place close to home where you can escape the daily grind and enjoy our unique wines in a comfortable setting with friends and family. So, check out our new tasting room in Downtown North East with as many friends as you want to bring or make there. We’re happy to help you make all the Pour Decisions you can handle! See you soon. Driftwood offers a fine selection of Pennsylvania Wines. Our goal is to create a place close to home where you can escape the daily grind and enjoy our unique wines in a comfortable setting with friends and family. So, check out our new tasting room in Downtown North East with as many friends as you want to bring or make there. We’re happy to help you make all the “Pour Decisions” you can handle! Our wines are available to ship online. Learn more on www. driftwoodwinecellars.com. Driftwood Wine Cellars will be participating at WineFest 2022 from 22, 23 & 24, 2023. Visit our booth! WineFest is to be held at Gibson Park, located in downtown North East at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 89, and features handcrafted vendors, live music, and wine tents. A Wine Tasting Wristband is required to sample wine though anyone over the age of 21 may purchase wine. Admission to the park is free. Musical line up TBA Corry’s First Fridays - “Wine Walk” will be held in Corry, PA on August 4th, 2023. Driftwood Wine Cellars will be there. Stop by our table and sample some of our fine Lake Erie table wines! More Details Coming Soon!


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We have a great and familial atmosphere and you’ll feel like you’re dining at home when you’re at our small town restaurant in beautiful Westfield, New York.

bra shop might sound like an odd vacation destination to some, but for Braserie, Dearie! shoppers in Erie, Pa., it’s quite common. Finding well-fitting, comfortable bras is We are located at 14 East Pearl a lifelong quest for many women and, to them, shops like BraStreet in Westfield. serie, Dearie! are a treasure. Dedicated bras shops are few and Reservations are strongly suggest- far between worldwide. ed, 716-326-2112. The shop is located at 3330 West 26th St., in Village West. The You can find more information on shopping center features a Talbot women’s store and many our Facebook. charming specialty boutiques.

Come Enjoy Our Festivals Festival Italia Fredonia Italian Heritage Festival June 17 Fredonia Farm Festival August 25-27 Red, White & Blues – September 8-9 Harvest Moon Festival & Tours www.festivalsfredoniany.org October 20-21 Miracle on Main Street December 2 Festivals Fredonia is always looking for energetic volunteers to serve on the board or on the many committees in support of the festivals. Volunteer today! • Contact us at festivalsfredoniany@gmail.com •

Braserie, Dearie! offers more than 20 brands and 80 styles of high quality, sought-after bras such as Anita, Elomi, Chantelle, and Wacoal. Expert fitters will measure to determine size, and take styles to customers in private dressing rooms. Fitters work with customers, one-on-one, until they are satisfied with their choices. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and an enjoyable experience for employees and customers alike. Swim suits are sold all year long as well as shapewear and lingerie. Post-surgical and mastectomy bras and breast forms are always in stock. The array of sizes is extensive, from band sizes 30 to 56 and cup sizes from AA to K including those hard-to-find sizes. Let the Braserie, Dearie! ladies change your life and help you defy gravity! Reach us at 814-833-2003 or braseriedearie.net. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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North East - Pennsylvania is home to over 26 local wineries and vineyards & is nestled just off the shores of Lake Erie. We are home to nationally-ranked sunsets and Presque Isle State Park. Families love our indoor, year- round miniature water park. Business travelers rejoice in our modern & sleek suites.

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From East - Interstate 90 - Exit 41: Towards Erie, Pa - Right-hand turn off the exit (Route 89); hotel is on the left. Interstate 79 merges to I-90 heading North towards Erie, Pa. From West- Interstate 90 - Exit 41: Towards Buffalo, Ny- Right-hand turn off the exit (Route 89); hotel is on the left. Interstate 86 merges to I-90 heading West towards Erie, Pa .

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he City of Dunkirk is excited to welcome the upcoming season within its waterfront community along the Lake Erie Wine Trail with several family-friendly events scheduled for the upcoming months.

p.m. in the Route 5 and Washington Avenue parking lot. To become a vendor, please call Meyer at 716-680-0958.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chautauqua County Great Strides will host a community walk on Saturday, June 3, at Point Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the City of Dunkirk offers a special Gratiot Park with a 10 a.m. check-in and 11 a.m. walk start. thanks and recognition to the 2023 Platinum Level Sponsors The Dunkirk Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Refresco, starts - DFT Communications and Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilita- June 14 and will continue every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 tion Center (CNRC). National Grid is the overall stage sponsor p.m. through October 11 at the Dunkirk Senior Center. while Advanced Production Group (APG) is the production/ The popular Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series presentstage provider. ed by DFT Communications and CNRC returns for 12 weeks The Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May on Thursday evenings from June 8 through August 24. New 29 at 11 a.m. on Central Avenue after a 10 a.m. memorial ser- musical acts, Arthur R Gren/Southern Tier Brewery beers, Mervice held by Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council at Memorial Park. rit Winery wine slushies and other concession vendors will be The parade is sponsored by DFT Communications, CNRC and on the Dunkirk Pier and/or Memorial Park. The following is a Hometown Insurance. lineup of opening bands (5:25 p.m.) and headliner bands (6:45 The Dunkirk Flea Market, organized by Brian Meyer, will be p.m.) with August 31 and September 7 marked as rain dates: held Saturdays, May 6 through September 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 June 8 - Max Muscato/In Crowd (Rhythm & Blues Night at pier sponsored by ImmunityBio) June 15 - Uptown Fever/Aftermath: Experience the Sixties (60’s/Motown Night at park sponsored by Lawley Insurance & Brooks - TLC Hospital System, Inc.)

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June 22 - Ultraviolet/Nineties by Nature (90’s Night at pier sponsored by Nestle Purina)

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June 29 - The Geek Army/M80’s (80’s MTV Tribute Night at pier sponsored by KeyBank)

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Historical & Flashlight Tours Self Guided Ghost Hunts Special & Celebrity Events

Psychic Mediums Paranormal Classes Movie Nights

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July 6 - OsbornNash/Sean Patrick McGraw (Country Night at park sponsored by AG Team & Wells Enterprises) July 13 - Leroy Townes Band/Uncle Ben’s Remedy (Americana Night at pier sponsored by Farrell Roofing) July 20 - Midnight Smoke/Appetite For Voltage – GN’R & AC/ DC Tribute (Hard Rock Night at pier sponsored by Refresco Beverages) July 27 - Ion Sky/Moving in Stereo – A Tribute to the Cars (New Wave Night at pier sponsored by Graf Realty)

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August 3 - The Freeze/Freedom Road – John Cougar Mellencamp Tribute (Classic Rock Night at pier sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank) August 10 - Smilo and the Ghost/The Probables (Roots Rock Night at pier sponsored by Owl Homes of Fredonia) August 17 - Gypsy Queen/Yellow Brick Road – Elton John Tribute (70’s Night at park sponsored by DFT Communications & CNRC) August 24 - 1980 Something/E5C4P3 – The Journey Tribute (80’s Night at park sponsored by Chautauqua Opportunities – continued on page 75

CITY OF DUNKIRK from page 74

Fatherhood Program and Chautauqua Leadership Network) The Fired Up For Summer Kickoff event (June 8-10) sponsored by DFT Communications, CNRC and National Grid is Dunkirk’s first big event of Summer 2023 starting with Thursday’s Music on the Pier. The no-cost event will also feature the Dunkirk Firefighter Hose Races Friday night, June 9, at 6 p.m. by the Dunkirk Boardwalk presented by the Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616. DJ Joe Gould will provide the tunes while an inflatable hydrant sprinkler will be set up for the kids to enjoy. The awards ceremony will follow on the pier stage with The New Direction Band playing polka music at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday, June 10, the 2XL Showdown on the Pier Amateur Boxing event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. The 27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration is scheduled for June 17 (12 noon – 8 p.m.) and June 18 (12 noon – 6 p.m.) at Memorial Park featuring music, food, African dancing, poetry slam, cornhole tournament, kid’s tent and gospel. Movies in the Park presented by El Rigby Theater will be shown Saturdays at dusk as follows: July 1 - “Space Jam” at the Central Avenue lot across from City Hall August 19 – “The Mummy” at Wright Park Stadium The two-day Fourth of July Celebration (July 3-4) with food/ refreshment vendors kicks off with the 9th Annual Marauder Trotter 5k Run/Walk on Saturday 9 a.m. at Wright Park with a Christmas in July theme. The SummerJam on the Ave Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will also take place Saturday starting at 9 a.m. on Central Avenue in front of City Hall for 4th through 12th grades. For more information, contact Ryan Hall or Evon Hernandez at 716-366-9886. On July 3, music will be provided by The Living Room Band (5 p.m.) followed by Midnight Recovery at 7:15 p.m. in Memorial Park. The Fourth of July music lineup includes Zen City (3 p.m.), Furious George (5:15 p.m.) and The Rising (7:30 p.m.) concluding with Starfire Corporations fireworks - the largest fireworks display in Chautauqua County. A special thanks to the community and business donors who helped defray the cost of the annual fireworks show. The Music at the Point Sunset Concert Series sponsored by STEL will perform on the following Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Point Gratiot Park: July 5 - Jess and the Mess, July 12 - Gerk’n Jerks, July 19 - 2 Towns, July 26 - Astro Galaxy Sound, August 2 - Furious George, August 9 - The Trend (STEL VIP Night), August 16 - Ion Sky and August 23 - Refuge. Washington Park will be the new location for the summer ven-

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CITY OF DUNKIRK from page 75

dor market called Fair in the Square taking place on Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft and gift vendors, food trucks, inflatables and kids’ activities will be offered. Footsteps (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and Party McFly (1 - 4 p.m.) will provide tunes for the day. The event is sponsored by DFT Communications and CNRC. On August 5 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in Washington Park, Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

(12 – 4 p.m.), and on the main stage with Kokomo Time Band (2 - 3:45 p.m.), Pedro and the Smooth Cats (4 - 6 p.m.) and headliner KISS This! (6:15-9:15 p.m.). “The Mummy” outdoor movie will be shown at dusk at the Wright Park Stadium. On August 28, the City of Dunkirk, DFT Communications, CNRC, Dunkirk Public Schools and United Way of Northern Chautauqua County will put on a complimentary Back to School Bash at Point Gratiot Park from 4 to 7 p.m. for Dunkirk City School students and their families. Giulia Sowrey of Star will host the Community Day in Dunkirk for all community Sirch will provide children’s entertainment while a bounce house provided by Party With Us, school supplies, giveaways, members. food and refreshments will be available at no cost. The Beach Bash, sponsored by National Grid, DFT Communications, CNRC and Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit The 3rd Annual Dunkirk Latino Lakefront Festival is slated for Union on August 19 (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) at Wright Park features September 1 from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. at the 64 Lakeshore Drive East lot. The event will feature Latin music and Hispanic slo-pitch softball, volleyball and pickleball tournaments, food food, culture and more. vendors, Eric Jones sand sculpturer, dunk tank, inflatables provided by Party With Us and other family activities. Band/DJ per- Here’s to another great summer in Dunkirk, New York! For more information about Dunkirk’s summer schedule of events formances will be Marty’s Bubblegum Machine at the stadium or local attractions, please visit www.cityofdunkirk.com, Facebook at Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events or call Ryan Hall (716) 366-9886 or Scott Mekus (716) 366-9848.

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