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Inside Business Track: Dr. Michel Akl July 18 - July 24, 2013

A Complimentary Publication Serving Chautauqua County

Volume 06 ~ Issue 07



Lucille Ball Comedy Festival


“Live From Jamestown” to Be Recorded August 1-3

Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point (716) 386-7000 Separate Ways - Journey Tribute Saturday July 20@8:00 PM Praise On The Lake Sunday July 21@9:00 PM

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Bemus Point, New York (716) 386-2333 Friday, July 19th Disturbin’ The Peace Saturday, July 20th Jack The Rabbit

Stowe, New York (716) 763-1222 Friday, July 19th Derek Davis Saturday, July 20th Stan & His Jazz Friends (716) 357-6250

Friday, July 19th @ 8:15 PM TRAVIS TRITT

“Getting these album tracks out is a great way to let the world know about the comedy coming out of Jamestown,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy. “Ball wanted her hometown to be a place of celebration for all things comedy.”

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival has released its finalized line-up, including the announcement of 16 rising comedians from across the country whose performances will be recorded for the live album “Live from Jamestown: The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival”. The album will be recorded in the Tropicana Room during Comedy Late Night, 10:30pm August 1, 2 and 3, and is co-produced

by Rooftop Comedy. Comedians performing during the recording include Jackie Kashian, Myq Kaplan, Harrison Greenbaum, Cy Amundson, Keith Alberstadt, Joe Machi, Kelly Collette, Josh Gondelman, Jim Tews, Mark Normand, Andy Sandford, Andy Hendrickson, Calise Hawkins, Andi Smith, Kelly MacFarland, and Sean Keane. These comics’ credits include

Grape Wine Festival Fairgrounds to Host August 10-11

By Jillian Hammell

See WINE page 7

Inside This Issue . . .

Wagoner to Present at ArtHouse, August 8... Pg B-4 Wagoner presently offers workshops for ages ranging anywhere from 3 to 90. She is a certified hypnotherapist and delivers programs for groups, hospitals, conventions, or anyone in between. Wagoner also comments (hypnosisbyvickiwagoner. com), “I am a catalyst for changes in perspective of everyday life issues and relationships. I assist people to understand the fears, blockages, and self sabotaging patterns that have been keeping them from their authentic selves and assist them to embrace wholeness, joy, and personal empowerment in every area of their life by remembering their strengths and natural gifts. Jeanine Zimmer and Ann Janowsky, owners of ArtHouse (AH), 15 Main Street, Bemus Point, will host Vicki Wagoner’s, “Heart, Hands and Healing Art workshop.” It will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm., the cost is $65. To sign up for the workshop contact the Art House at 716-699-2058 or email

working with the festival for years now and are thrilled to see the caliber of talent that comes to Jamestown to celebrate the memory of Lucille Ball every summer. The album is going to feature some of our favorite comics and we look forward to sharing it with the world later this year!” While Comedy Late Night includes See COMEDY page 7

Rod Stewart

Rick Larrimore Give You the Experience, Sunday July 28

Rick Larrimore is the total Rod Stewart experience, capturing Rod’s 4 decades of million seller hits. With the same humor, high energy, and sexy savior faire that’s made Rod a Rock’nRoll icon. Rick’s performances have mesmerized crowds worldwide, whether corporate or private, large or small, Rick Larrimore brings Rod Stewart right to you! Up front, close and very personal, with lots of sexy sing-along fun! From “Maggie May” to the latest “American Songbook” classics, your audience will believe, the “Rodfather” is in the house. He will perform on the Floating Stage in Bemus Point next Sunday, July 28 at 2:30pm. This concert is sponsored by The Villager Newspapers.

Chautauqua County Fairgrounds welcomes local wine connoisseurs to test out beverages from Fulkerson Winery, Crooked Lakes Winery, Merritt Estate Winery and many more at the sixth annual America’s Grape Country Wine Festival. From Aug 10-11, over 25 wineries will fill the fairgrounds as well as over 40

Sneak Peek

Comedy Central, Conan, Letterman, Fallon, Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, and awards including CMT’s Next Big Comic and the Andy Kaufman Award. “Rooftop Comedy is proud to coproduce these showcases as well as the first-ever live album from Lucy Fest,” said Dominic Del Bene, managing producer of Rooftop Comedy Productions. “We’ve been

Acoustics on the Lake A New Tradition Begins at Long Point State Park

By Maryam El-Shall

There’s something slightly magical about Lake Chautauqua. It isn’t simply beautiful, historic, peaceful, and pristine; it also gathers around itself rich artistic rituals, which eventually become tradition. Long ago, it was the destination of some of America’s finest singers and musicians: Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Cab Calloway. In recent years, Lake Chautauqua has also become home to the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series as well as Chautauqua County’s own version of American Idol, Chautauqua Lake Voices. This year, a new tradition will begin with Acoustics on the Lake, a weekly concert series held each Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm at the marina at Long Point State Park. The series started this year on See ACOUSTIC page 7

The first concert featured Charity Nuse and Steve Johnson of the band the Big Leg Emma (pictured, above). While the shows offer the magic and romance of a close, personal setting, it is not formal. Rather, the show brings together the atmosphere of serious artistry and musical creativity with the fun and carefree ambience of the park. Truver emphasizes that the show is ”very family oriented,” and invites visitors to bring their dogs, to come on their boats and listen from the water, to bring a picnic.

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Separate Ways - Journey Tribute: July 20 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York

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Praise On The Lake: July 21 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York

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Publisher’s Word “Time to Get Busy”

As my farmer friend always says: “You gotta make hay when the sun shines”! And if you’re lucky enough to live in this beautiful corner of New York State, truer words were never spoken. Walking around this end of Chautauqua Lake, one can see an explosion of work activities associated with the annual rites of opening the cottage. For the fortunate owners, opening the windows, mowing the grass, putting in the dock and sweeping the porch are just a few of the routine things that need attention. More often than not, however, broken water pipes must be repaired, roofs need re-shingling, and shattered window panes need replacing.

Figuring out why the hot water heater doesn’t work can be a maddening experience. Forget down-time with the family – the toilet doesn’t flush! Try not to dismay, my friends… Before you can relax and enjoy, you have to get the serious stuff done. But after the sun goes down, take some time for a nice barbeque, open a bottle of Chautauqua’s finest, and get some rest for tomorrow. You’re going to need it! Just make sure you remember – even briefly – why you’re able to be in such a wonderful place, at such a wonderful time. It’s all about being blessed and fortunate enough to be right where you are at this very moment. So, enjoy! Until next week… JZ Do you have varicose veins? Do you experience expierence discomfort, leg pain or swelling?

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Featured Events •

Disturbin’ the Peace • Saturday, July 20: Jack the Rabbit • Friday, July 26th: DJ Excite • Saturday, July 27th: Jackson Rohm • Hawaiian Beach Party MONDAYS Casino Idol following Chautauqua Lake Voices. Join us for the Friday, July 19:

Casino’s own Karaoke Contest starting July 8th, open for all to enter every week and family fun for all! Finals August 19th! FAMILY NIGHT, 5-9pm buy-one-get-one-free kids meals for 12 and under. Plus $1 in free tokens for the games with the purchase of a kid’s meal.


Trivia night, from 8-11 pm. You cannot believe how much fun this is. Come see what everybody’s talking about!


Locals Night, Just to say THANK YOU to the locals and those who are local for the summer: $4 Southern Tier Beer and A Pound and A Pint, come and see what it’s all about. Also, local acoustic musicians from 8-10 pm.


Karaoke Night, starting at 8pm, the area’s best and longest running for 13 years and going strong! Join the area’s best karaoke singers.


Ladies Night 10pm-Midnight: No cover and 1/2 price drinks for all the ladies. Alternating bands and DJ’s all season long.

SATURDAYS We offer the area’s best live entertainment and danc-

ing. Come meet your friends and party. Bands from all over the U.S. perform from 10pm1am each Friday and Saturday all season. Check out our website: for more information. $5 Cover for all bands. Must be 21 for all shows.

SUNDAYS FUNDAY on the Lake, 2 for 1 Margaritas, $5 Burgers & Apps, $1 off Pitchers Village Casino: Bemus Point, NY

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ARTIST Clinic Thursday August 8: 6 pm.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Artist Clinic Thursday, August 8

Definition of ah (a) interj. Exclamation: used to express pleasure, pain, sympathy, etc., according to the intonation of the speaker Vicki Wagoner will be offering Heart, Hands and Healing Art: Revealing Your Inner Masterpiece On Canvas Thursday, August 8th, 1-4pm, at ArtHouse (AH), 15 Main Street, Bemus Point. The class encourages artistic and personal expression through a process of painting with hands – no brushes! The artistic process breaks down inner barriers and offers new perspectives and possibilities such as: exploring new ideas and concepts to increase creativity; enhancing trust – motivation - self-esteem; increasing focus and clarity; thinking “outside the box”; understanding, acceptance and respect of self and others’ views, opinions and ideas; freedom of expression in a safe environment! Creativity, self-discovery and self-expression can become guiding principles in one’s everyday life, both personally and professionally. No artistic abilities required. The painting will create itself! Dress in old clothes, allowing for freedom of expression! (NOTE: Paints come off your hands, not your clothes!) Cost: $65 - canvas, paints and reading of messages in painting included! RSVP - ArtHouse, Jeanine Zimmer (716) 860-0118.

“What a joy filled workshop and day! It was amazing how painting with my hands on canvas opened up my expression and creativity. I can’t wait to do this workshop again!” Jan B., Ellijay, GA Visit to view The Art of Cable TV presentation of Heart, Hands and Healing Art. AH! Art House, located at 15 Main St. in Bemus Point, is an art gallery featuring the works of regional artists. There is a wide variety of artwork featuring bold and beautiful works of metal, glass, wood, jewelry, and of course canvas pieces that grace our walls….You are bound to find something to catch your eye! Our Art House gallery is owned by jewelry artist Ann Janowsky, and the Villager’s Publisher, Jeanine Zimmer. The gallery attendant is local artist Patricia Micciche who will be happy to answer any of your questions about our art and our artists.

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Separate Ways - Journey Tribute: July 20 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York

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2nd Annual Paddle

Paddle For Chautauqua Lake Scheduled For July 27th At Long Point

The Chautauqua Lake Association will be holding their second annual Paddle for Chautauqua Lake event at the end of this month. The leisurely guided paddle event begins and ends at Long Point State Park Marina with a turnaround in Bemus Point at the Lawson Center. Funds collected from the event go towards lake maintenance throughout the year. The second annual paddle event will be held on July 27 beginning at 8:00 AM with registration and the event itself beginning at 9:30 AM. “We had over 60 canoes and kayaks at last year’s Paddle event. We were very encouraged by the turnout and are looking forward to

this year,” said Doug Conroe, President of the Chautauqua Lake Association. “An event like this not only helps us raise much needed funds to maintain our lake, but it is also a fun reminder of why we care for these waters so much.” Participants in the event are able to enjoy a free continental style breakfast before the cruise and a free barbecue lunch after the cruise. Anyone who collects $50 or more in pledges or sponsors for the event also receives a free commemorative t-shirt. There will be a 2013 Breeze Kayak raffle at the event along with many other prizes. The Lawson Center will offer special morning hours the day of the event providing complimentary tours of the

boating museum for all those wishing to visit before the return route back to Long Point State Park. A lakefront lawn area next to The Lawson Center will be provided for bringing kayaks and canoes ashore. “The first annual event was the brainchild of the Shults Auto Group and their Subaru dealership. It was inspired by other paddle events that take place across the country,” said Conroe. “We are happy to be hosting this event for the second year and couldn’t do it without Shults Subaru and our other sponsors,” he said. Evergreen Outfitters and YNNBuffalo are also sponsors of the 2013 event. Registrations can be found by visiting www. or by visiting Shults Subaru, Chautauqua Lake Association, Evergreen Outfitters or Chautauqua Marina. All funds collected through sponsorships and pledges go directly to the Chautauqua Lake Association. For more information about the Chautauqua Lake Association, visit the CLAon the web at www. chautauqualakeassociation. org or call 716-763-8602. To view pictures from last year’s event or to download a registration form, visit www.

Eagle Award Eagle Scout Josh Ahlstrom recently received his Eagle Award, scouting’s highest rank, during ceremonies at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. He is shown flanked by his parents Mary and Dave Ahlstrom. Also shown is Ted Toy, scoutmaster of troop 137 in Bemus Point.

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Scoutmaster Of The Year

Chris Eichman Receives Top Recognition At National Meeting In Texas

The National Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America in Grapevine, Texas was the backdrop recently for Chris Eichman, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 267 in Fredonia,

sponsored by the American Legion, to receive recognition as “Scoutmaster of the Year”. This distinction is given to an elite number every year who give leadership to a well-

rounded outstanding program for their local scouts. Chris has a long pedigree with the Boy Scouts, including being an Eagle Scout himself, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver award, the highest award a council can present to a volunteer. Pictured left to right: Wayne Perry, National President of the BSA; Chris Eichman, Scoutmaster Troop 267; Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA; and Tico Perez, National Commissioner of the BSA. For more information about getting your son in the scouts, call 716.665. BOYS(2697) or visit the council’s webpage at www. .

$500 Dollars Raised

A Yard Sale Hosted By Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate Helps CWC

Pictured (from left to right): George (Pete) Holt, Diana Holt, John Jablonski III, Steve Holt, and Judy Porpiglia.

We’d like to thank Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate for their generous and long time support of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy,” said CWC executive director John Jablonski III. The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watershed of the Chautauqua Region. They are a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, to learn more or discover how you can

get involved visit http://www. You can also find out the latest about their current projects including the preservation of wetlands in Whitney Bay on their Facebook page watershed. “We believe that the care and maintenance of Lake Chautauqua is critical to the entire Chautauqua Region and its future,” said HHH President George (Pete) Holt. “We are proud to do our part to help preserve the natural beauty of the area for future generations.”

Chautauqua Countyheadquartered Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate ( offers comprehensive residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing and related services including real property appraisals, property management, development services, vacation property rentals and traditional rentals. Owned by the Holt family, the local affiliate of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has offices in Fredonia, Mayville, on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution and at Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the third-largest independent real estate company in the United State, the country’s fourth-largest full service real estate company and the sixth largest mortgage banking company in the nation. The company serves the Western New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia real estate markets. Article submitted by CWC.


Travis Tritt Friday, July 19 • 8:15 p.m. • Chautauqua Amphitheater

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Christmas In July

Liberty Vineyards Hosts Wine & Christmas Cookie Pairing Event

The Liberty Vineyards will host the Christmas in July event, which will be held this weekend, July 20th, & 21st, during normal business hours (10-6 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday). This fun event features festive holiday decor including Santa in a

Hammock in the tasting room, wine tastings, samples of the Mulled Fredonia wine and famous Reds, Whites & Blues Sparkling Sangria. The event will be featuring a wine and Christmas Cookie pairing to help demonstrate how wines and foods enhance

each other. Features include Cabernet Sauvignon paired with dark chocolate biscotti, Traminette paired with ginger cookies and Cool Cat Late Harvest wine paired with cutout cookies. All cookies will be provided by 3C’s Catering. There will also be a Christmas in July case special - buy a case (any 12 bottles) of wine, get 3 additional bottles free (least expensive bottles will be free). Guests will also receive a free commemorative wine glass with purchase of 3 or more bottles, while supplies last. Free event. Wine tastings are $2. No reservations or tickets necessary for groups of less than 8. (Large groups please email info@libertywinery. com or call 716.672.4520 to schedule a time for your tasting.)

$10,000 Donation To CLA

Johnson Memorial Trust Donates $10,000 To CLA For Radio Upgrade

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The trust donated $10,000 to the CLA towards the 2013 mandated FCC radio upgrade. This upgrade ensures that the CLA is in compliance with the new federal ruling. Being in constant contact

with the crews is vital for the General Manger; summer storms can approach quickly on the lake. Crews can be warned immediately to go to shore out of harm’s way. Instant communication is also needed in case of an emergency. Each piece of equipment has a radio. These radios are helpful for operational efficiency, making it very easy for harvesters and barges to communicate with transporters and dump sites. The CLA currently has 6 harvesters, 3 transports and 3 barges working 10 hours a day, 5 days a week in 3 areas of the lake, Mayville, Bemus Point and Lakewood. The CLA is grateful for the continued support of the Johnson Foundation.

Cardboard Boat Regatta 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Returns August 3rd

Arts Council and Reg Lenna Civic Center have teamed up to host their 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta this August. The event will be held at McCrea Point on Saturday August 3 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and races starting at noon. It will include music, food and a judge-assessed boat race. Proceeds will benefit the both organizations, which are merging together to form The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts. Teams will construct a

“human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard donated by Jamestown Container that must hold at least one crew member and must be “seaworthy” enough to race a short distance. Boats must be constructed in advance of the event, and participants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild by putting considerable artistic flair into both boats and costumes. Teams will be competing for the fastest time, most creative

Boat Building For Kids

The Lawson Center Balloon Jet Boat Building Program Teaches Children

This workshop will be conducted by TLC volunteers. The object is to teach children some of the basics of boat construction and propulsion.

The students will construct a balloon jet boat to keep and will be able to test their boat immediately after the session. The location will be done in the

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Extensive Menu, Extensive Hours • Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Buffet: 8am-1pm • Lunch 11am-10pm • Dinner 4pm-10pm • Late Night/After Concert Menu 10pm-Midnight

Monday: Hospitality Night 8pm- Midnight: 15% Discount for Our Friends in the Hospitality Industry. Bring in your paystub to get 15% off and be entered into a give-away drawing.

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design and most dramatic sinking. Spectators will also be able to participate in the judging process by choosing a crowd favorite. The following age brackets will be used during the competition: adult (18 plus), teen (13 to 17) and youth (8 to 12). Upon registration, competitors may pick up cardboard donated by Jamestown Container at Arts Council For Chautauqua County (116 East Third Street). Registration forms are available at Arts Council and Reg Lenna Civic Center and can be emailed to interested parties. Fees can be dropped off or mailed to the Reg Lenna Civic Center box office (at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown). The entry fee per team is $40. Registration, boat-building guidelines and donation and sponsorship information are available at artscouncil. com. Donations will also be accepted at the event. For more information call 397-1360 or 664-2465, extension 227 or email

FridayJuly 19: 6-9pm Derek Davis • Saturday July 20: 6-9pm Stan & His Jazz Friends • Sunday July 21: 6-9pm Bill Ward & Amanda Barton

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Travis Tritt: July 19 ~ Chautauqua Institution

TLC boat shop. The session duration is approximately 90 minutes and an adult must accompany all children for the duration of the session. Recommended for ages in the 3rd to 5th grades. Students should wear old clothes, as they will be using baby oil and water-based stain. Limit of 10 students per session. Adults are encouraged to work with their child. Just don’t do it all! Let the child do it as much as possible. Dates: Saturdays from 10am to 11:30am. July 27th, August 3rd, & August 31st. TLC Members’ families are free • non-members $5 per boat. Visit

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Inside Business: Bob Gregg

Inside Business: Dr. Akl

Award Winning Artist Offers CHQ Landscapes at Affordable Prices at ArtHouse Dr. Michel Akl: Jamestown Asthma, Allergy & Cosmetic Enhancements

You can find Bob Gregg Wall Plates for sale locally at the following locations: Chautauqua Institution Bookstore in Bestor Plaza, The Athenaeum Hotel at the Lobby Front Desk and at the Art House Art Gallery, 15 Main Street in Bemus Point.

Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Bob Gregg has created a series of whimsical paintings of Chautauqua Institution’s landmarks, including the Miller Bell Tower, the Hall of Philosophy and the historic Athenaeum Hotel. What better way to bring a bit of Chautauqua’s nostalgia home, than to turn on your light

switch with an artistic Wall Plate created by artist Bob Gregg. “It started as a project to capture a few of Buffalo NY’s community high schools and colleges” and then my Wall Plates have become one of the most requested items from the River Art Gallery in N. Tonawanda.” You can check out over 24 individual

designs on their website www. wallplates.html if you are looking for Buffalo landmarks. The Art House in Bemus Point has commissioned Bob Gregg to capture a few Bemus point landmarks this summer starting with the Hotel Lenhart and of course the wonderful views of Chautauqua Lake enjoyed by many tourist and lakeside home owners. “There are so many distinct buildings, water scenes and vantage points that rekindle great memories of summers in Bemus Point” remarked artist Bob Gregg, “I think I will be spending many days, and many summers to come along Chautauqua Lake”. Such a simple, yet practical item can truly personalize your cottage or lakeside home here in Chautauqua or imagine how much fun you’ll have sharing your summer stories and memories with friends and family as you bring these whimsical Wall Plates back home with you as you return from your vacation. It’s easy to get “Turned onto Chautauqua” with artist Bob Gregg.

EBC Revamps Website The Ellicottville Brewing Company has updated their current website to provide a more interactive experience to its visitors. You can now easily view lunch and dinner menus, view their different varieties of beer, learn more information about catering events, keep up to date with the latest construction news and even purchase gift cards. Visit the new website by visiting

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“Allergies are connected to many problems people suffer from,” stated Akl: from sleep disorders that lead to fatigue, and eczema and infections; most problems that surface, begin with allergies.When it comes to other problems like wrinkles, “Crow’s Feet”, and limp lips, Dr. Akl is also the one for you! He is certified in Botox and Dermal Filling and has been practicing this domain for over five years. (Pictured above: Dr. Michel Akl; Pictured, right: Jessie Rink, Marc Moyer, Dr. Akl and wife Carla Akl.)

By Jeanine Zimmer Dr. Michel Akl has been practicing at 32 Prather Avenue in Jamestown, New York for 15 years; he also has offices in Olean and Buffalo to best suit your needs. He specializes in helping people treat and cure their Asthma, Sinusitis, chronic sinus problems, headaches and migraines, food allergies, insect stings and bite allergies, chronic hives and hay fever, recurrent infections, eczema and contact skin allergies. “Allergies are connected to many problems people suffer from,” stated Akl: from sleep disorders that lead to fatigue, and eczema and infections; most problems that surface, begin with allergies. Dr. Akl and his team: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Jessie Rink along with Certified Physician Assistant Marc Moyer, and his Respiratory Technician have a large team of RNs and LPNs in the offices, to test your allergens in non-invasive ways. They begin with an Allergy Prick: this is so simple it doesn’t

bother an infant, there are no needles involved. More testing might be required such as intradermal tests, skin biopsies, venom testing, pulmonary function testing and patch testing for rashes and contact allergies. Cosmetics: When it comes to other problems like wrinkles, “Crow’s Feet”, and limp lips, Dr. Akl is also the one for you! He is certified in Botox and Dermal Filling and has been practicing this domain for over five years. The Botox procedure takes only ten minutes to perform and is almost painless. This perfection making process can be done for you right here with the lowest cost in the industry per unit in the country (units priced here specially at $8/unit). Side effects from cosmetic Botox are extremely rare and mostly limited to mild local bruising that dissipates in less than seven days. The office also provides the best affordable Dermal filling with Restylane , Perlane and Juvederm indicated for lips, cheeks and the nasal labial


Education and Accreditations: Dr. Akl studied at St. Joseph University of Beirut where he earned his Board Certified for General Medicine. He is Board Certified for Pediatrics from the Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. He received his Board of Certification for Asthma, Allergy and Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis. He is also certified in Botox and Dermal filling. Dr. Akl is a member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Rheumatology. He is past President of the Cattaraugus County Medical Society and an Assistant Professor of Medicine of Kaleida Health at Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Akl resides in Bemus Point with his beautiful wife, Carla, Mother-in-Law, and four children. Carla Akl is not only an asset to his heart; also to his business, as she helps to manage the three offices: Jamestown, NY: 320 Prather Ave. • Olean, NY: 2626 West State Street• Buffalo, NY: 564 Niagara Street. Call 716-4881200 for a free evaluation.

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adult and “blue,” uncensored material, the album product will include the cleaner portions of sets. The live album will be available on iTunes, Pandora, Sirius/XM, Spotify and wherever hilarious mp3s are sold. CDs will be available at the Lucy Desi Museum, the Lucy-Desi online store and Space is limited to 90 seats each night. “Getting these album tracks out is a great way to let the world know about the comedy coming out of Jamestown,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy. “Ball wanted her hometown to be a place of celebration for all things comedy.” The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will also feature a

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food and craft vendors. Mike Ferguson, director of marketing at Merritt Estate Winery and an organizer of the festival, predicts a larger crowd this year. “The festival has more sponsors,” Ferguson said. “It’s becoming bigger and better. We’re even expanding the fairgrounds for the event.” Ferguson also mentioned that the festival is one of the fastest growing wine festivals in Western New York. “Throughout the years,

Pandora Comedy™ ‘Comics to Watch’ showcase on August 1, hosted by Tammy Pescatelli, a fan-favorite from the 2012 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This 8pm show will be “cable clean” and feature Keith Alberstadt, Joe Machi, Cy Amundson, and Jackie Kashian. Previously announced headline acts include Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan, the GIs of Comedy, the leads from the hit touring stage show I Love Lucy® Live on Stage, and Lucy Radio Comedy Live Onstage directed by Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy creator, Jess Oppenheimer. Lucy Radio Comedy Live Onstage will be performed in the style of old-time radio, complete with actors standing at microphones on stage, sound effect, and performances by the Jamestown Harmony Express. Featured performers include Richard Lambert, Margo Davis, Len Tobin, Lee John, America’s Grape Country Wine Festival has doubled in size,” Ferguson said. “We have people visiting from farther away areas such as Syracuse and Rochester.” For $15 per person, visitor’s can enter the festival and also pick up a free t-shirt, wine glass, tote and tasting guide, according to Ferguson. This year’s festival will include a long list of activities. Between free Chef seminars, live music and an occasional sip or two of the best wines around, visitors will have plenty to enjoy. Food provided by Santillo’s, Tim Horton’s, Desperado’s BBQ, Franklin’s and much more can be found within the fairgrounds. The event will feature Yancey’s Fancy New York

Corinne Fredrickson, Vince Joy Jr., Dan Scapelitte, Floyd Moore, Mike Nichols, and Colleen Schwanekamp. The festival will also feature daily festivities at the newlyrenovated art deco train station including beer and wine, a live auction featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz estate memorabilia and a wardrobe of high-end designer fashion (Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Prada and Dior) donated by Young & the Restless star Melody Thomas Scott, appearances by Lucille Ball’s 25-year personal secretary Wanda Clark, hometown bus tours, comedy workshops, latin dance and conga classes, grape-stomping, conveyer belt candy-wrapping from iconic I Love Lucy episodes and much more. Tickets for the album recordings and all shows are available by visiting, or calling the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy at (716)484-0800.

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Leg Emma. While attendance was sparse at this first show, says Truver, this is to be expected when beginning a new venture. Subsequent shows have drawn larger and larger crowds. According to Truver, “the audience is growing fast, with attendance doubling between shows.” Nevertheless, the show is by design a small affair, including no more than one or two people playing on an intimate soundstage set up on the water of the lake. Indeed, says Truver, the closeness and intimacy of the setting are what make this concert series unlike any other concert series: “The thing that’s unique about this is the setting itself. It’s a personal relationship with the musician and you’re getting in tune with nature. The environment we have here isn’t like any place else. You’re getting a sense of intimacy that you don’t’ get at other places.” While the shows offer the magic and romance of a close, personal setting, it is not formal. Rather, the show brings together the atmosphere of serious artistry and musical creativity with the fun and

carefree ambience of the park. Truver emphasizes that the show is ”very family oriented,” and invites visitors to bring their dogs, to come on their boats and listen from the water, to bring a picnic. Acoustics on the Lake is thus the perfect event for a first date, a couple’s evening retreat, a family picnic, a relaxing evening after a day on the lake. And each will feature tasty and affordable food specials, including teriyaki kabobs, hot dogs, and beer. The show is scheduled to run every Thursday evening— weather permitting—through September. Truver’s “first annual,” the show will likely return next summer. “We have permission from the state to continue the show yearly,” says Truver. In addition, if there is local interest, Truver says the setting can also be offered for use in the off season. The overall goal of the series, says Truver, is to give people an opportunity to listen to local talent. And it’s free. Admission to the park is free and it’s free to listen to the music.

June 27, 2013, inspired by what series organizer Lindsey Truver calls “the acoustic possibilities of this spot.” But Long Point State Park itself has a long history in this community. Once the private preserve of local hunters and fisherman, the marina and surrounding land were designated public recreational space in 1968. Since then, the battle to keep the park public has been ongoing, with the most recent battle taking place just two years ago. Acoustics on the Lake can in this sense be thought to represent the fruits of this victory, since the event is open to the public, free to attend and family and pet friendly. “We tried to think of something that will blow everybody away,” says Truver of her endeavor. And so far, it has been a great success. Artisan Cheese, Wine & Food The first concert featured Seminar Stage. Celebrity Chef Charity Nuse and Steve Paul Mach, who is affiliated Johnson of the band the Big with The Kentucky Derby, will be teaching wine and cheese seminars, according to America’s Grape Country Festival’s website. Other familiar faces include Golf Getaway packages include overnight stay at the Inn at the Peak, 18 holes on the the chart-topping country Upper Course, and 18 holes on the Lower Course. Stay in one of the brand new rooms band, Emerson Drive featuring starting at $169.00. country sensation, Sean Patrick McGraw on Aug 10. New additions to the festival include a free fan photo booth, food trucks/food courts, winemaker’s roundtable and a classic car show. With summer’s heat wave upon us, why not cool down with a wine slush or a glass of Western New York’s finest wines? For more information, visit

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Day Trip: Catt County Fair Annual Event Celebrates the Best of the County; July 29 - Aug. 4

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer How many great things does one associate with summer? Ultra fresh vegetables, long cool evenings, sailing on a lake, beach trips, road trips, hanging out by a pool, golf, the list goes on. One of the highlights of summer fun is always the Cattaraugus County Fair. This year it runs from July 29 to August 4: a full week of rides, demolition derbies, great music, arcade games, bizarre foods and prize-winning turnips. Where to start? The big name in entertainment this year will be Justin Moore. This country singer is proud to be from “small town USA,” and in 2009 was voted Billboard Magazines “Best Male Country Singer.” His show is August 1st at 8:00pm and requires a separate ticket. For a bang-up good time catch the demolition derbies on the 29th, or the school bus Figure 8 Races on the 30th. July 31st the Fox Brothers will present a concert. Admission to those events is included with the gate admission. Other events have a $5 grandstand charge: the Monster Mash Monster Truck Rally on August 2nd, the 3rd has the USA East Sanctioned Big Rig Truck Pull and WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull, and finally, August 4th will have the WNY Championship Small and Large Car Demolition Derbies. But the entertainment isn’t limited only to the grandstand. At various venues throughout

the fair there will be lots going on. New this year will be a show called Muts Gone Nuts, where a pack of mischievous pound puppies weave classic dog circus act comedy, and a canine thrill show. Another show will be Lisa Dufresne’s Horses Horses Horses. These equine entertainers have danced in the main ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, and on stage at Lincoln Center. Favorites that are returning this year are: the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Commerford’s Petting Zoo, the Olde Indian River Lumberjack Show, and the magic and comedy stylings of Lee Germain and Judi. This award-winning act combines slide splitting humor and mystifying magic. As always the midway will be open with 21 exciting rides designed to turn you every which way but lose. You can try your hand at the game booths where what appears at first to be really easy suddenly becomes frustratingly difficult, but it’s all

part of the fun. Don’t forget to try some of the esoteric food that you can only find at a county fair. The livestock judging in the agriculture arena will feature the best of the counties horses, ducks, turkeys, cattle, goats and sheep. The contest is one of the greatest traditions of rural America, so be sure to stop by, watch the judging and see the prize animals. The produce judging represents the bounty of the land. Prizes will be awarded for all manor of vegetables: broccoli, celery, onions, spinach, corn, eggplant, and those exhibition quality turnips, to name but a few. The fair is located at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds at 501 Erie Street in Little Valley. Admission is only $9.00 and pre-sale general admission tickets are available until July 28 at most Cattaraugus County Banks. The fair is great family entertainment. Where else can you find an easy excuse to stuff your face with cotton candy?

Day Trip: Taste of Olean Area Restaurants to Serve Up Scrumptious Fun in July 28

Restaurant applications for this year’s Taste of Olean are now being accepted. Over 50 restaurants in the greater Olean area have been mailed applications for the 23rd Annual Taste of Olean scheduled for July 28, from 11 AM - 5 PM on the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College. The Taste of Olean is cosponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, its 47 Corporate Sponsors, and National Grid Co. For restaurants to qualify, they must be a public eating-place, whose primary commercial function is to serve food on a retail basis, offers seating at the principle place of business and is open year round in the greater Olean area. Regional and specialty foods, if interested in participating, will need to be approved by the Taste committee. “GOACC is encouraging restaurants to participate in the Taste. This is a great opportunity to promote the restaurant’s famous dishes, as well as introduce a new menu item,” stated Meme Krahe Yanetsko, GOACC Chief Operating Officer. “A few years back we asked local parishes to bring their ethnic foods to our ‘table’ – we are looking for that again this year. We’d love for some Pasta Fazool from St. John’s Italian Fest and how ‘bout some Tabbouleh from St. Joe’s?” Mrs. Yanetsko added. For the ‘Tastes’ segment of the event, the committee is encouraging

restaurants to present “tastes” of foods, not whole meals or sandwiches - smaller portions with affordable costs between 50 cents and $3.50. The Taste committee will include additional activities and entertainment to draw people to the fun filled event. Cattaraugus County Arts Council currently accepting applications from regional artists to participate in the 64th Annual Art in the Park celebration, to be held in conjunction with Taste of Olean on Sunday, July 28th on the JCC Campus in Olean. Olean Theatre Workshop will be hosting a Taste of Talent showcasing local talent entertainment. The Olean Family YMCA will bring their inflatables for the younger crowd to enjoy. Mrs. Yanetsko added, “This year, the Taste committee has added farmers markets to its booth vendors. This event has always focused on local art, local musicians, local restaurants...

we are encouraged that farmers markets will be coming this year — showcasing their farm fresh to table tastes...“ The seventh annual Hospitality Wall of Fame will be awarded at the Taste. The Hospitality Wall of Fame recognizes individuals and/or businesses who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the food service/ hospitality industry in the past and who may continue to do so. The cost for a restaurant to vend at the Taste of Olean is $100 for GOACC Members and $150 for Non-GOACC members. There is also a small portion of ticket sales for event expenses. Taste of Olean is a festival for the entire family - food, music, activities, art, and fun. For more information on the Taste of Olean, call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or email  taste@

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Day Trip: OnoFest

6th Annual OnoFest 2013, July 27 at the Onoville Marina in Steamburg, NY

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This Weekend Filled with Family Friendly Events July 20 & 21 in E’Ville

By Nicholas Pircio Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development and the Onoville Marina would like to invite you to the 6th Annual OnoFest being held July 27, 2013 at the Onoville Marina, 8 miles south of Exit 17 off I 86 on West Perimeter Road, Steamburg, NY. OnoFest is a one-day event that will start at 1:00 pm and run to 9:30 pm. It is a family oriented event scheduled to have arts; crafts; food; games and contests for the young and old alike; bands throughout the day with a grand finale of fireworks at dusk!

Food vendors include: The Horseshoe Inn – Fried Bologna and Pot Roast Sandwiches • Bayview Ice Cream Parlor – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats • Sluga’s Bar and Grill – Chicken BBQ • Kettle Corn • Blooming Onion and Frozen Drinks • Curly Q Fries, Italian Sausage and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. The Band lineup for the day is as follows: 1:00 – Crush • 2:30 - The Band Archives • 5:00 TPT (Teachers, Preachers & Trent) • 7:30 - Porcelain Bus Drivers Special activities are being

planned for the children in the family. Come see the Birds at the Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center Exhibit or check out the latest models of campers and boats at Lime Lake Marina. There is no rain date for this event; it will be held rain or shine. Enter our Hidden Gems of the Enchanted Mountains Contest for a chance to win a Gift Basket valued at $365 from Ask Design Jewelers of Olean! Just $5 a carload! For more information, please contact Deb Miller at deborahmiller@

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It’s a chance to relax and take in the sights and sounds of Ellicottville, centered near the Gazebo. The Americana Folk Art Festival is set to grace the village with an old fashioned weekend, with activities on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. It’s a free family event with lots to see. And longtime organizer Bob McCarthy has been busy with the preparations. Visitors usually arrive at the Gazebo at 10 a.m. for a full day of fun, continuing until 4 p.m. Attractions include a quilt show, weaving and spinning, woodworking and carving, stained glass, Alpaca products, a coppersmith, folk art cottages, and rustic forest furniture. Music will be provided by Freddie and Rod and Weekly Notice Band on Saturday. On Sunday, enjoy the music of Wild Oats, featuring Tory and Bob Bedard. A late addition is the Blue Mule Band, who has donated their time to play at the Gazebo on July 20 from 2-4.

Highlighting the weekend is the folk art auction at 2 p.m. on Sunday, to benefit the Jefferson Street Cemetery restoration project. McCarthy will try to convince his friend, Hugh Dunne, to donate a piece of his art for charity. “There’s no charge, and I ask nothing from the artists. But if they want to donate one of their pieces (they are more than welcome to do so.)” Vendors do not have to register. “The only thing I require is you have to make it yourself. You can’t buy it from somebody else and bring it here. “ McCarthy says he is especially looking for people who do hands-on displays at the show, like weavers, spinners, carvers, stained glass artists, and others. “We’ll be working on site. It’s an interactive art show.” Doing the show is old hat for McCarthy, as he’s been doing it for years. “It used to be called the antique show and barn fair. I couldn’t keep asking my friends to bring old tractors because it’s really difficult. So about five or six years ago I changed

it to the Americana Folk Art (Festival).” McCarthy explains the event has always been a fundraiser for local charity. As for size, “It’s always the same. It doesn’t get any bigger or smaller. The only thing that changes is some of the art we auction off. It’s very low key, quiet and peaceful. People come and sit on the bench to enjoy the live music both days. I tell people it’s like watching the world go by at the pace of a slow horse.” Proceeds from the auction are given to the Ellicottville Rotary Club. The club in turn distributes the money, which this year will go to the Ellicottville Historical Society. “They decide where the needs are. Sometimes it’s a food pantry, sometimes it’s families in need. I only raise the money. What they do with it is their choice. It’s always good.” Look for one of Bob’s birdhouses, or perhaps a rustic table made by Hugh Dunne. And you just might see one of these (or both) in the auction.

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By Jillian Hammell The U.S. Open took place from June 13-16. Wimbledon wrapped up on July 6. What is the next sport to keep an eye on? According to Jason Sivak, the game of Stones is a new competitive activity ready to be introduced to the world. Sivak, creator of Stones Throwing Association, discovered the sport 7 years ago. “I was at Bemus Point with a few friends of mine from Philadelphia,” Sivak said. “With a beer in hand, we decided to create a new game to play. I have always been one to create things whether it was something as simple as throwing rocks in a boot at a worksite.” The next year, Sivak organized a tournament. From there on, Stones developed a devout group of followers. “We started off with 10 participants which grew into 20,” Sivak said. “Now, we hold League Nights at Southern Tier Brewery and have 12 teams signed up so far.” How does Stones work exactly? According to Sivak, the best way to find out is to participate. “It’s a tie between bocce ball and golf,” Sivak said. The game is a variation of one

of the oldest games practiced by man, according to the Stones Throwing Association website. It can be played in any terrain with natural obstacles surrounding the course. All tournaments are played with two-man teams. There are several goals to the game. A “mark” must be established in order to compete. Teammates must hurl their stones as close to the mark as possible. The stone must stay in bounds and it is legal to strike other stones and objects. With trees, water and even fire in the way, this game is anything but ordinary. “It is a 45-minute commitment,” Sivak said. “There is a lot of strategy involved as well as a fun, team dynamic.” The first ever public course is located at Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood. The scenery includes grass-covered stretches, a stone wall and arched bridge. For 8 weeks, teams will compete and only one team will declare victory during the elimination bracket at the end of September. Sivak has already gained the support of many friends and family members. “My brother built a private course in Colorado while my uncle built a course in

Pittsburgh.” Sivak hopes to capture the attention of global competitors. “There are 8 people involved thus far with Stones Throwing Association and we have local investors,” Sivak said. “But we want to spread the word throughout other countries including New Zealand. Although the game was invented with the thoughts of a cold one in hand, adults are not limited to this fun-filled activity. “Anyone can play Stones,” Sivak said. “Competitors range from 14-84. My son competes against his Grandfather—he’s in his 80s.” Sivak had known since the day the game was created that it was meant for great success. “I realized from the start it was going to be big,” Sivak said. “I hope to see it played on television one day.” Sivak encourages people to join the Stones movement. He also mentioned that it is not too late to sign up for League Nights at Southern Tier Brewery. “It is a good, solid game,” Sivak said. “Everyone seems to enjoy it.” For more information about Stones, visit or check out Stones Throwing Association on Facebook.

By Justin Graham

I had a chance to speak with the multi-talented healer and artist, Vicki Wagoner this week, and the story she delivered was nothing short of inspiring. “I discovered the art of painting when I first attended an art workshop class,” says Wagoner. “It was here that I found inspiration painting on canvas by hand, without the use of brushes.” Wagoner first discovered her passion while attending the class. “I had an epiphany,” says Wagoner. “When the class was over, I found myself still painting. I stayed an extra half-hour and I was the last one to leave. I discovered for the first time that I could create for myself. One of my fears had been that I would be like my Dad and I did everything I could not to be like him, including being creative. My father was also a painter and worked as a research chemist.” Wagoner presently offers her Heart, Hands and Healing Art workshops for ages ranging anywhere from 3 to 90. She is a certified hypno-therapist and delivers programs for groups, hospitals, conventions, or anyone in between. “I create a space of safety, trust and support, so people can be free to create and express themselves through art.” Vicki has not formerly attended an art school nor taught as an art instructor. She is a Pennsylvania native and now resides in Blue Ridge Georgia, and has sold numerous paintings as well commissioned pieces upon request from others. When she is asked by an individual to make a painting, she can get a sense for what they want by tapping into their energy field. Wagoner also comments (, “I am a catalyst for changes in perspective of everyday life issues and relationships. I assist people to understand the fears, blockages, and self sabotaging

Wagoner presently offers workshops for ages ranging anywhere from 3 to 90. She is a certified hypno-therapist and delivers programs for groups, hospitals, conventions, or anyone in between. Wagoner also comments (, “I am a catalyst for changes in perspective of everyday life issues and relationships. I assist people to understand the fears, blockages, and self sabotaging patterns that have been keeping them from their authentic selves and assist them to embrace wholeness, joy, and personal empowerment in every area of their life by remembering their strengths and natural gifts. Jeanine Zimmer and Ann Janowsky, owners of ArtHouse (AH!), 15 Main Street, Bemus Point, will host Vicki Wagoner’s, “Heart, Hands and Healing Art workshop.” It will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm. To sign up for the workshop contact the ArtHouse at 716-699-2058 or email info@thevillagerny. com; the cost is $65.

patterns that have been keeping them from their authentic selves and assist them to embrace wholeness, joy, and personal empowerment in every area of their life by remembering their strengths and natural gifts. The evolution of our soul is a lifelong journey, a process. There is no a quick fix! It’s a process that we can enjoy once we give ourselves permission to let go of guilt and judgment of ourselves and others. We can learn how to love our whole self, both the good part of ourselves – the parts we like and show to the world – as well as embracing and being okay with our dark or shadow self – our flaws, imperfections, past choices and heartache.” Vicki Wagoner will be presenting her work on August 6, 2013 at the Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, New York (lilydaleassembly. com). The assembly is an original spiritual community built for healing programs for both motivating and educating people from within. It is here that Vicki will be presenting her “long-

awaited dream;” presenting a workshop labeled Heart, Hands and Healing Art: Revealing Your Inner Masterpiece on Canvas at Lily Dale Assembly. It is the process of painting with your hands on canvas, no brushes! Jeanine Zimmer and Ann Janowsky, owners of ArtHouse (AH!), 15 Main Street, Bemus Point, has offered to host Vicki Wagoner’s, “Heart, Hands and Healing Art workshop.” It will be scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Readers may contact the ArtHouse at 716-699-2058 or emial Vicki will also be available for private sessions of Interactive Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and Intuitive Guidance as well as private party art workshops. Please call or email if you would like to schedule an appointment at 239-248-0586 or  send email to For additional information, and a TV show documentation by the Art of Living Cable, visit

Disturbin’ The Peace: July 19 ~ Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York

July 18 - July 24, 2013 ~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~Page . B5 716-484-2020

• 800 Fairmount Avenue W.E. Jamestown, NY 14701 • 16 Main Street Bemus Point, NY 14712

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Jamestown - 647 South Ave. Ext. Rd. 3 BD, 2 Full BA, 3 half BA, secluded home with in ground swimming pool. ML# 1030243 $199,900

JamestownREDUCED AGAIN: 30 Severn Pkwy. 4 BD with Harwood and ceramic tiled floors. ML# 1030751 $99,500

Frewsburg- 8 Water Street, 5,000 sq. ft. home. 7 BD, 3 BA, Detacked 5 car garage. Wooded Acres, fire pit. ML# 1031929 $159,000

Jamestown - 13 Highland Avenue. Very unique 3 BR home on west side of town, detached 6-car garage. ML# 1032077 $125,000

Jamestown- 1352 Newland Ave. 4 BD, 2 BA Duplex on the west side of town. Each unit has 2 BD & 1 BA. ML#1031025 $67,800

Jamestown- 3984 Fluvanna Townline Road. 3 BR, 2 BA home w attached 2-car garage. Privacy. ML# 1032268 $159,900

Harmony - 7085 Kings Corners Rd. 3 BD, 1.5 BA on 1.9 acres. 3-car detached garage could convert to a barn. ML#1030739 $83,000

Ellery- Cozy Chautauqua Lake cottage on 25’ of lake frontage. 2 BD and bath, WBFP. ML# 1031915 $155,000

Randolph- 144 Jamestown. 3 BD ranch on 2.34 private acres. Hardwood floors, Hot Water Baseboard Heat ML# 1030613 $75,000

Frewsburg - 91 Dodge 3 BD 3 BD, 2 BA home on 5 acres. Attached garage. Lots of privacy. ML# 1031575 $114,900

Westfield- 85 acre horse farm with cozy 3BR, 2BA log cabin w/WBFP. Large kitchen. Stoked pond. ML# 1032099 $149,900

Ashville2226 North Maple. Historical ambiance in this 2BD, 1.5 Bath home. 5 restored fireplaces... ML#1029549 $159,500

Falconer -108 Elmeere. Two bedroom home in nice Falconer neighborhood. Carport and full basement. ML#1031772 $64,500

Kiantone- COMMERCIAL 1385 Kiantone Rd. Building only, business is relocating, on 2.34 acres ML# 1032135 $115,000

Jamestown- 95 Nottingham Circle. Newer 3 BD, 2 BA, 1 half BA executive ranch in a premiere location. ML#1030363 $269,900

West Ellicott- 4182 Belleview Rd.3 BD, 2.5 BA well maintained A-frame home on 1.4 acres of privacy. ML# 1031863 $192,000

Randolph- 11422 Bone Run Road. 3BD, 2BA on 23.75 acres. More acreage available. ML# 1032245 $359,000

Ashville- 23 Stoneman Ave. .4 BD, 2 BA w/covered deck. Quiet setting, ready to move right in condition. ML# 1030793 $115,000

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Ashville- tO Be BuLit: This custom home can be yours, turn key in 6 months. On 3.6 acres w/114’ lake frontage. ML# 1031791 $795,000

Dewittville- 42 North Wind Drive. Terrific lake home in Crosswinds community. 3 BD, 2 BA, open floor plan. ML# 1031378 $319,000

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Dewittville- 5430 Lahr Lane Move in ready. 4 BR, 2+ BA Spectacular Sunsets. Located on upper basin of Chaq Lake. ML# 1031956 $499,000

North Harmony- Secluded lakefront on 3.6 acres on Chautauqua Lake. 114’ lake frontage. ML# 1027004 $329,900

Findley Lake- 2298 Sunyside. Year-round, lake front cottage with 55’ of lake frontage. 4 BR, Sun Room ML# 1031599 $214,900

Lakewood- 297 East Terrace Ave. Immaculate Year Round Lake front located near center of Village. ML# 1032109 $234.900

Stowe- 3594 Watson Road, 2 quaint cottages with 115’ of lake frontage. Well-maintained, across lake from Bemus. ML#1031944 $299,900

N. Harmony- 14 Cresent Lane. Chautauqua Escapes Vacation get-away. Vaulted ceilings views. WBFP... ML# 1032481 $199,000

Jamestown- 179 Longview. Year-round, lakefront home with additional 1 BR apartment/ideal for rentals. ML# 1031598 $164,999

Jamestown- 3483 Old Fluvanna Road, Great Location, priced as a fixer-upper. On 40’ of lake frontage. ML#1031751 $189,900

Ashville- Adorable 2 Bedroom Seasonal Cottage sits on 40’ of Lake Frontage. Leased for $3,000/year. ML# 1032305 $79,900

Ashville- 3190 Chautauqua Ave, Chautauqua Lake cottage with plenty of room for guests: 5 BR, fully furnished. ML#1032487 $279,000

Westfield- Acreage borders western boundary of Edgewater Condos. 15 Acres, 397’ of Lake Erie Lakefront . ML# 1031943 $235,000

Sherman- Barcelona Road. Private get-away. On over 100 acres of woods, fields, gravel trails, streams & 2.5 acre pond. ML# 1031421 $169,000

Separate Ways - Journey Tribute: July 20 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York

~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~ July 18 - July 24, 2013

Scenes From Chautauqua County

Chautauqua Lake

Photos/Michelle Turner, “Capture”

New York Properties & Vacation Homes TURNER BROKERS

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Spectacular Views/Protected Bay Largest Undeveloped Parcel on Chautauqua Lake 29 Acres w/ Over 900’ of Lake Front Can Be Sub-Divided. $2,495,000


50 Lakeside Drive-Bemus Point Bemus Bay Condominium 3 Bedroom/2 Bath. Fully Furnished with Incredible Views of the Lake. $385,000

15 Ramble Unit D- Chaut. Institution 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bath Close to Bestor Plaza Newly Constructed in 2011 $849,900

4077 Lake View Dr.-Bemus Point 4 Bedroom/3 Bath Large Private Lot 165’ of Lake Front. $769,000

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