August 18-24, 2011 ~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~
DUNKIRK MUSIC FESTIVAL, August 26-28 ~ Dunkirk Cultural District .... Page 4 August 18-24, 2011
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Activities continue at the Floating Stage next to the Italian Fisherman on Chautauqua Lake, once again to help keep the local Pops orchestra afloat. The Pops Craft Beer Festival, also known as Brewfest 2011, is set to take place on Thursday, September 1st at 6pm. It’s an event anticipated by those who enjoy a good brew, and at the same time, assist a worthy cause. At the Italian Fisherman, Dan Dalpra is waiting to welcome guests for an evening of suds and sounds, so to speak. In addition to operating the restaurant, Dalpra does his best to support the orchestra. This summer marks the third year of doing the “Brewfest.” Taking part this year are the Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing, and the Michelob Brewing Company. Dalpra The Pops Craft Beer Festival, also known as Brewfest 2011, is set to take place on Thursday, September 1st at notes that, “They all come in, and it’s 6pm. It’s an event anticipated by those who enjoy a good brew, and at the same time, assist a worthy cause. The See BREWFEST page 9
event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run until around 10 o’clock. As for attracting Sean Patrick McGraw (pictured above) If you’d like to attend, you can purchase tickets on-line at “bemusbaypops.com” or you can stop by the Italian Fisherman or Jamestown Arena.
Bill Cosby Live
Celebrated Comedian Aug. 27 at Chautauqua Institute
Night Lights at Heron
Chautauqua Region’s Unique Eco-Tourism Attraction
By The Villager
By Jeff Shaw
“I just love the Sovereignty ... good, good people” is how author, actor and comedian Bill Cosby describes his audience. He will be performing at the Chautauqua Institution next Saturday, August 27 at 8:15pm. In fact, Bill likes coming to this part of the country. “It’s snowfastic!” (A play on fantastic, speaking in regard to the amount of snow that we get here in Western New York.) Born in 1937 in Philadelphia, Cosby was always the class clown, making friends and family laugh. Though doing well at times in school, he seemed to not take high school too seriously, being inclined to participate more in sports and extra curricular activities and “clowning around” rather than focusing on his studies. He
Imagine walking on a trail in the forest at night, where the trees are transformed with ever-changing colorful lighting that highlights the various aspects of the plant life and landscapes. You’ll experience this and more at the Chautauqua Lake region’s unique tourism attraction “Night Lights at The Heron”. “Simply put, there’s nothing like Night Lights in the country,” said founder Doug Sitler. “Visitors love walking our trails and literally seeing the forest in a different light. It’s a unique experience that will make for a memorable evening.” At the exhibit, guests pay an admission ($10 adults, $5 kids 12-7 yrs old) and then walk a one-mile trail past a pond, and then into the woods.
See COSBY page 9
See LIGHTS page 9
Sneak Peek Inside This Issue . . .
Commemoration of Chautauqua Institution’s Iconic Miller Tower
Mountain Coaster Opens Saturday ... page 6
The Grand Opening celebration of the Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 10AM. The Mountain Coaster is located in the Tannenbaum (western most) area of the resort and is next to the Aerial Adventure Park that opened earlier this summer. The Mountain Coaster is similar to a roller coaster with cars that ride upon a track. One or two riders load a car and travel 1,865 feet up the hill parallel to the Spruce Lake lift. (Pictured: the new Mountain Coaster loading station nearing completion last week.)
Celebrity Cars at Annual Crusin’ Event ... page 4
The General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and Herbie the Love Bug will be attending the 19th annual Downtown Cruisin’ on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 5pm-10pm in downtown Jamestown. All three cars are sponsored by Dependable Auto Transport.
Chautauqua Institution will celebrate the centennial of its iconic Miller Bell Tower with a party on Sunday in Miller Park. The tower, named for Lewis Miller, one of Chautauqua’s founders, was dedicated 100 years ago this month. Activities begin at 11 a.m., and all parking fees have been waived for Sunday. Antique fire trucks will be on display along South Lake Drive near Miller Park and the Athenaeum Hotel will serve box lunches, which must be purchased. Thursday Morning Brass will play in Miller Park at 12:15 p.m. and at 1, chime master Carolyn Benton will play the tower’s 14 bells from a keyboard at its base. George Murphy, the institution’s chief marketing officer, will offer remarks at 1:15 and recognize the winners of the Miller Bell Tower Photo Contest. After his comments, there will be the singing of “Happy Birthday” to the tower. The Athenaeum staff will serve free celebratory cupcakes and water beginning at 1:30. The celebration moves to the amphitheater at 2:30 for a free concert by the Barbershop Harmony Parade, which has entertained at Chautauqua for more than 60 years.
BAREFOOT SARAH: Sunday, August 21 ~ Lakeview at the Docks, Mayville New York
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Last weekend several friends and I decided to bundle up a touch and do a little stargazing over Chautauqua Lake. At dusk we built a small fire, pulled out the folding lawn chairs and opened a nice bottle of white, grown right here in our own region. Words can’t describe how gorgeous it all was – the night sky simply sparkled. It was a wonderful way to unwind after a very busy week. There’s not too many of these weekends left. Summer is beginning to close out and yielding to more autumn-like weather. Our little community here has taken on a life of its own. Waking up from its long, silent winter sleep, spring time is much like a yawn and a stretch. Activity starts
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ERA Team VP Real Estate Group will host an 18-hole Scramble golf tournament to benefit The ALS Division of MDA & ALSA (the ALS Association) Wednesday August 24 at Chautauqua Golf Club. Cost is $100/ player; $75/Chautauqua Golf Club members. The day includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and dinner. Contests will be held throughout the day including Hole-In-One Competition, Mulligns, Closet to the Pin, Longest Drive, and special on-course events. There will be a reffle for the chance to win a 2011 Mustang. For more information call (716) 664-1339.
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Buy a $10 ticket for the CAR ON THE BARGE located at the Italian Fisherman Restaurant in Bemus Point, New York and you may be the lucky person who drives away in a shiny new 2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible!! The car will be on the barge next to the ﬂoating stage in Bemus all summer long. Drawing to be held on Sunday, September 4 during the Light the Lakes grand ﬁnale We have tickets available at both our Kia and Auto Credit locations. Please join us as we do our part to help out the Shults Auto Group to raise money for WCA’s new Emergency Department. Thanks for your support!
in earnest with the months of May and June rolling by. Summer is – SUPER! The streets and sidewalks are politely congested. Residents and visitors alike enjoy all this area has to offer. It’s like the farmers say – you have to make hay while the sun shines, and the sun shines beautifully for about two-and-a-half months. And now, autumn has slowly snuck in. From my perspective, the village deserves a bit of a break, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I’m going to relish the on-set of autumn. It’s my favorite time of the year – a season for all of us to get ready for what comes next… I’ve said it before – there is no better place to be than right here and right now! Enjoy! JZ
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Celebrity Cars at Cruisin’
Friday General Lee, K.I.T.T. and Herbie the Love Bug in Jametown
K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, and Herbie the Love Bug will be in Jamestown August 19 as part of the Downtown Cruisin’ Event sponsored by Dependable Auto Transport.
The General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and Herbie the Love Bug will be attending the 19th annual Downtown Cruisin’ on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 5pm-10pm in downtown Jamestown. All three cars are sponsored by Dependable Auto Transport. Photo opportunities will be available with each of the three star cars. The cars are provided by TV and Movie Cars for Hire based out of Buffalo, NY. The company features many professional television and movie cars. Visit www. tvandmoviecarsforhire.com for more information. “The General Lee and K.I.T.T. were so successful in 2010 that we asked them to return along with a new addition, Herbie the Love Bug,” said Tiffani Conti. “We are very thankful for Dependable Towing for sponsoring the star cars and
allowing us to invite them back this year. They are a great addition to the downtown Cruisin’.” Registration is still open to participate in the annual cruisin’. There is a $5.00 donation to enter. Pre-registration is highly encouraged and recommended. Registration forms are available at www.discoverjamestown. com or by calling 664-2477, ext 226. Registration will begin at 5:00pm at the Jamestown High School parking lot on Foote Avenue in Jamestown. All vehicles must check-in at Jamestown High School to receive their participant identification tag before being permitted to park in downtown. As in 2010, there will be no cruise into the downtown. All vehicles are required to checkin at Jamestown High School, receive their identification card, and then travel North on Foote
Avenue to Third Street Street, left on Third Street and enter the Cruisin’ at Prendergast Avenue. Vehicles will be on display from 5pm to 11pm. The Untouchables will perform on the Main Stage located on the corner of Third and Main Streets from 7pm-11pm. There will be dancing in the streets, contests, prizes and a “Best In Show” award. Food vendors will be on-site along with a beer and wine garden on Potter’s Terrace provided by the Gametime Sports Bar and Grill. Cruisin’ is sponsored in part by the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, Der Kobblers Automobile Association, Dependable Auto Transport, Advanced Production Group, and WKSN Kissin’ Oldies. Visit www.discoverjamestown. com to register for the 2011 downtown Cruisin’ or call DJDC at 664-2477, ext 226.
Thunder in the Streets
19th Annual Event Corresponds with Cruisin’: Jamestown, August 19 Jamestown’s Thunder in the Streets is celebrating its 8th year this Friday, August 19. Downtown Jamestown continues it’s summer events with various festivities from noon to 11p.m. from live bands and food, to motorcycles and novelty vendors. The all day rally will have continual live bands on the Renaissance Square in the front of the BWB Building. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy great refreshments and dance while enjoying live music. The Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena will also be featuring the Beer and Wine Garden. Outside of the Arena on Third St, onlookers will be able to watch “Starboyz”, the professional motorcycle stunt team. In Conjunction with the Thunder in the Streets event there will also be over five hundred cars featured in the 19th annual Crusin’ event. Music at the Crusin’ will be provided by the Untouchables with an appearance and performance of The King himself - Elvis. Crusin’ will be from 5-11p.m. and will have food and games.
Dunkirk Music Festival
Cultural District 2nd Annual Three-Day Event August 26-28, 2011
The Dunkirk Cultural District is planning the 2nd Annual Festival at the Dunkirk Light House again this year. The festival is expanding to include the weekend of August 26th, this will give the Dunkirk Cultural District (The Adams Art Gallery, The Dunkirk Historical Museum and the Dunkirk Light House) an opportunity to share information with the public about these great cultural gems in northern Chautauqua county as well as an opportunity to generate revenue to keep the “Culturals” of Dunkirk viable and alive to serve the public other times of the year also. Cultural activities draw people from other parts of the country and the world, last year this concert drew tourism from Buffalo, Florida, PA and Ohio. Increased tourism helps support local businesses. This year the Cultural District is planning a three-day festival and we have already received inquiries from other states asking for directions and concert information. The Dunkirk Cultural District was formed as a result of decreased government funding available, in response to this creative and innovative solutions needed to be found to keep the doors open, the heat on and the programs available to the public. The City of Dunkirk may be small in comparison to other cities but the cultural viability is very much alive. The Adams Art Gallery hosts art shows year round, small intimate concerts and has a dance studio conduct dance classes to name a few projects ongoing. The Dunkirk Historical Museum is actually a very vibrant museum not only looking at past history but current history
The Dunkirk Cultural District (consisting of The Adams Art Gallery, The Dunkirk Historical Museum and the Dunkirk Light House) was formed as a result of decreased government funding available, in response to this creative and innovative solutions needed to be found to keep the doors open, the heat on and the programs available to the public. The threeday concert will consist of eight bands including Big Leg Emma and the Town Pants. Proceeds to benefit The District.
in the making with a lively folk arts program featuring dancing, music and puppet shows. The Dunkirk Light House is always updating and maintaining the beautiful grounds on the shores of Lake Erie as well as hosting a great archeological site and light house tours. Last year the festival was only on Friday night and was a hit with the energetic band “The Town Pants” as the headlining band, many other local bands such as “Cloud Called 9” from Westfield NY and “Three Dollar Bill” a family folk group from Forestville NY also had an opportunity to play for the public. The Cultural District is able to produce this festival at no door cost to the public with generous donations from both the public and the private sector. It is an important mission of these groups to make this festival available to everyone.
The Cultural District is hoping to generate donations at the door from anyone who is able, as well as selling food, beverages and beer to generate revenue. This year the festival is also offering sites for artists or vendors to setup spaces on the light house lawn, if interested please contact us adams.art@ live.com . They are still seeking sponsors for our festival and have already received generous donations from the Dom Polski, First Ward Falcon Club, Wal-mart , Robert Basil Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Nestle Purina, NRG, and The Great Blue Heron Music Festival. Anyone wishing to sponsor the festival can email adams.art@ live.com or mail 600 Central Avenue Dunkirk or check out www.adamsart.org
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Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Local Wines & Foods & More, Sept. 2-4
LITTLE RIVER BAND: Friday, August 19 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York
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Humanitarian Law Dialogs Jamestown Celtic Festival International Prosecutors Debate “Crimes Against Humanities”
The fifth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, co-sponsored by the Robert H. Jackson Center, is an historic gathering of renowned international prosecutors from Nuremberg through present day who represent tribunals held in Rwanda, Germany, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, The Hague, Cambodia, and the former Yugoslavia. The prosecutors will be joined by leading professionals in the international humanitarian law field. The 2011 installation of the Dialogs, being held August 28-30 at the Chautauqua Institution, will focus on the theme, “Widespread & Systematic!: Crimes Against Humanity in the Shadow of Modern International Criminal Law.” The sessions are free and open to the public (with the exception of meals). For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 4836646. Some of the highlights of the Dialogs will include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel on crimes against humanity initiative, a year-in-review of the international criminal courts, special small break-out sessions on a variety of focused topics, and the issuance of a fifth Chautauqua Declaration by all the prosecutors in attendance.
In addition, there will be a special film presentation of “The Response” at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 28 at the Chautauqua Cinema (tickets are available for purchase directly at the theater). The film, a courtroom drama, is based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals and will be attended by writer/producer/ actor Sig Libowitz and actor Peter Riegert. Justice Robert H. Jackson was United States chief prosecutor of the principal Nazi war criminals at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, during 1945-46. The Dialogs honor the legacy of Nuremberg as the first successful international effort to hold individuals criminally responsible for planning and waging aggressive war, committing war crimes and committing crimes against humanity. It founded the era of international criminal law and set standards that guide international prosecutors today. This event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: American Society of International Law (ASIL), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Chautauqua County Occupancy
Tax, Chautauqua Institution, the Enough! Project, Gebbie Foundation, IntLawGrrls, Jefferson Educational Society, Johnson Foundation, Planethood Foundation, Robert H. Jackson Center, Syracuse University College of Law, TitanX Engine Cooling, Washington University School of Law’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. The Robert H. Jackson Center’s mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson—U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the major Nazi war criminals following WWII at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) trial at Nuremberg— through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY. Tours are available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. E-mail us at info@ roberthjackson.org or visit us online at www.roberthjackson. org. For additional information, contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646. The Center can also be found on YouTube, Facebook (“Robert H. Jackson Center” fan page) & Twitter (follow “RHJCenter”).
Sixth Annual Gathering of the Clans Next Saturday in Mayville, NY
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2011 marks the sixth annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans. However, this year the festival kicks off with Ceilidh, an opento-the-public party, on August 25. The festival will be held at the Mayville Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville, N.Y. The kick-off party begins at 7 p.m. in the beer and wine garden on Friday, Aug. 25. Food and beverages will be for sale as live Celtic music entertains at this first-ever kick-off party. “Rain or shine, the Ceilidh will take place under the big tent.” Saturday’s activities begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up at 11 p.m. Admission to the festival cost $8 per person. The opening ceremonies commence at 12:30 p.m. with the gathering of the clans and Scottish heavy athletes. The ceremonies will feature the seven pipe bands in attendance. The United States Marine Corps will present the colors and play the National Anthem. Saturday’s lineup of activities includes the Scottish Highland heavy athletic competition, Olean Area Irish Step Dancers, Scottish Highland Dancers, performances from many Celtic musicians and pipe bands. The closing ceremonies will be at 5 p.m., but music and camaraderie will go until 11 p.m. For more information and for a complete schedule of activities at this year’s festival, visit the 96th Highlanders website at http://www.96thhighlanders.com. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact Doug Clark at (814) 323-7360. “The festival was a huge success this year and we’re looking forward to an even bigger festival this year.”
Light the Lakes Event
Spectacular Fire Works Show Finale to the Summer Season, Sept. 5
Little River Band
National Act Takes Stage at Bemus Bay, Next Friday August 19 Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser? Are you in the mood for some Reminiscing? Then don’t miss a special concert appearance of the Little River Band on the floating stage at Bemus Point. The concert takes place Friday, August 19, at 7:45 p.m. and is part of the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series. The music of the Little River Band goes back to the waning days of 45 records and vinyl albums, and popular music played on AM radio. Their string of hits continued on into the digital age. The Australian band, formed in Melbourne in 1975, scored several stateside hits, but never a number one charting single. They join the Bee Gees as the only two Australian bands to hit the pop charts in the United States. The band’s first American hit was “It’s A Long Way There,” which broke into the Top 30 in 1976. Following were a string of late 1970’s hit records, including “Help is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Lonesome Loser,” and “Cool Change.” You can often hear their records on the radio, whether it’s on a classic hits station like CBS-FM in New York City, or the standards and oldies powerhouse “AM 740” in Toronto. Current members of the Little River Band are Wayne Nelson, Greg Hind, Chris Marion, Mel Watts, and Rich Herring. They’re still busy performing, both in this country and abroad.
Light the Lakes is a ground breaking historical event where we light the Chautauqua Sky in one the largest fireworks display in North America that can be seen from SPACE ! All of Chautauqua County is invited to participate as this event draws spectators regionally as well as locally to our area. Light the Lakes is one of the largest fireworks shows in America -- so powerful it can be seen from NASA’s space station! Light the Lakes will take place during Labor Day weekend with the big “take-off” on Sunday, September 5. The event will include a collaboration of different event throughout the day leading up to the spectacular lighting of the Chautauqua Sky at approx. 9:31p.m. At each “take-off” location the fireworks will run simultaneously to a live music broadcast via radio feed. As well as radio feed, there will also be a live television feed broadcasted from an airplane above as the fireworks display takes place.
Entertainment MONDAYS TUESDAYS
Karaoke Night, to follow Chautauqua County Idol
Trivia night, from 8-10pm. Drink Special: Bucket of Rocks Splits. You cannot believe how much fun this is. Come see what everybody’s talking about!
Family Night, buy one get one free kids meals 12 and under and $1.00 in free tokens for the arcade with the purchase of a kids meal. Family Fun for All!
Karaoke night, the area’s best and longest running - 10 years and going strong! Join the area’s best karaoke singers and the lake’s best!!
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ment and dancing. Come meet your friends and party. Bands from all over the U.S. perform from 10pm-1am each Friday and Saturday all season. Check out our website: bemuspointcasino.com for more information. $5 Cover for most bands. Must be 21 for most shows.
Bad Influence Saturday, August 20: Allergic Reaction Next Friday, August 26: Naughty Dog Next Saturday, August 27: Smoke House Friday, August 19:
Dueling Pianos, adult comedy show, from 9-11pm.
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Mountain Coaster Opens
Newest Edition this Saturday to Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY The Grand Opening celebration of the Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 10AM. The Mountain Coaster is located in the Tannenbaum (western most) area of the resort and is next to the Aerial Adventure Park that opened earlier this summer. According to Holiday Valley’s President Dennis Eshbaugh, “the addition of the Mountain Coaster is an important piece of the whole resort that attracts visitors to Holiday Valley and the region on a year ‘round basis.” The Mountain Coaster is similar to a roller coaster with cars that ride upon a track. One or two riders load a car and travel 1,865 feet up the hill parallel to the Spruce Lake lift. At the apex the car begins its thrilling 2,490 foot descent zigzagging and spiraling down through the woods. There are 15 curves, 12 waves, 2 jumps and a giant spiral along the length of the ride. The average grade is 15.2% with a maximum of 23.6%. Riders can accelerate or decelerate using handles on the sides of the car. The coaster was designed, engineered and manufactured by Weigand of Germany and was shipped in 7 containers, each containing thousands of individual parts much like a giant Erector Set. Construction of the coaster was an intense 10week process, as all of the parts and measurements were metric and the plans were written in
DJDC 1K Kid’s Run
August 26 Event Held Corresponds with Farmer’s Market Youth Day
The Downtown Jamestown Registration will be held at is encouraged to come out Development Corporation is the DJDC offices located at and take advantage of all the holding their first 1K Kids Run 119-121 West Third Street. activities! on Friday August 26th, 2011, in Children should arrive 20 “We are looking forward to the conjunction with the Farmer’s minutes prior to race to check 1K Run as a new addition to the Market Youth Day. in and receive t-shirt or to Farmers Market Youth Day,” The run begins at 11am and register. Children will then line said Ashley Anderson, Special check-in / registration starting at up in front of the Renaissance Events Coordinator. “We are 10:30. Any child pre-registered Center on Third Street at their always looking for new ways by August 10th, 2011, will designated time to begin the run to get the community involved receive an official race t-shirt. from the Renaissance Center to and to have a good time while There will be medals given to Prendergast Avenue and back to doing so.” the first place runner of each the Renaissance Center. Parent Pre-registration for getting group. The groups are broken / Guardian may run with any your official race t-shirt ends on down based upon what grade child in kindergarten or first August 10th. Children can still your child will be entering at grade if they wish, but it is not register after the 10th and you the beginning of the 2011 / 2012 mandatory. can even register the day of the school year. Fifth grade will start There will be post-race race but only the pre-registered the run off at 11am, followed by activities for everyone to enjoy. will receive the t-shirt. 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A map to Beach 11 at Presque Isle is on-line by logging, paving, stone masonry lodging is available on the are following the links at http://jasadultprograms.wordpress.com. and wiring. slopes/golf course and in All Summer Learning Series programs are made possible in part by a grant from the The Mountain Coaster nearby Ellicottville, a charming Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. For more information on this and all of will operate daily through village with festivals, shopping, Audubon’s Summer Learning Series, call (716) 569-2345. September 5 and then weekends dining and night life. through at least October 9. The Ellicottville is located on coaster will also operate during Route 219, just 50 miles the winter season. The cost of south of Buffalo and less than a single ride is $6 during the three hours from Toronto and summe rseason. Cleveland. ERA Team VP Real Estate Hosts Golf Tourament to Benefit ALS Holiday Valley, in Western For more information call New York State is a leading customer service (716) 699ERA Team VP Real Estate Group will host an 18-hole eastern North American four 2345. Scramble golf tournament to benefit The ALS Division of MDA & ALSA (the ALS Association) Wednesday August 24 at Chautauqua Golf Club. Cost is $100/ player; $75/Chautauqua Golf Club members. The day includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and dinner. Contests will be held throughout the day including Infinity Performing Arts Center to Hold Next Class, Saturday August 27 Hole-In-One Competition, Mulligns, Closet to the Pin, An introduction to the process of making art and famous artists Longest Drive, and special on-course events. There “Explore Art!” classes are designed for young children focusing on the process of art will be a reffle for the chance to win a 2011 Mustang. making and the experience of the child ages 2-5. 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Monarch Butterfly Festival
Audubon Center and Sanctuary Offers Opportunity to Learn Aug. 27
Grape Festival a Success
Annual Event Last Weekend Boasted Greater Participation than Ever
The fourth annual America’s Grape Country Wine Festival proved to be everything former and first time attendees expected and more. This year’s event was a success, leaving both the crowds and participating vendors satisfied and waiting ever so impatiently for next year to arrive. The festival took place on August 13 and 14 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk, NY and featured 27 wineries and over two dozen crafters, food and agricultural vendors from across New York State. New to the festival this year was a headline concert featuring local celebrity Sean Patrick McGraw and Billboard Top 100 and Atlantic recording artist Uncle Kracker. In addition to the tremendous offerings of the many craft, food and agricultural vendors, the hundreds of sample offerings by participating wineries kept Watching tagged Monarch Butterflies being released is fascinating for all ages! At the Audu- festival attendees happily bon Center and Sanctuary’s Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 27, adults and children will have the opportunity to observe monarchs in every stage of development, from tiny eggs through the caterpillar, chrysalis, and into butterflies. (Photo/Jennifer Schlick)
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering a unique experience: the opportunity to observe monarchs in every stage of development, from tiny eggs through the caterpillar, chrysalis, and into beautiful butterflies. At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 28, a large room will be filled with wildflowers and monarchs in all stages of development. Butterflies will fly free, with a special area set aside where both children and adults can sit down to hold a butterfly or caterpillar. Maybe you will watch a caterpillar munch on some milkweed. Maybe a butterfly
will land on you. Maybe you will see an adult emerge from its chrysalis! Monarch butterfly enthusiast Barbara Case, aka “Monarch Mama,” will be on hand to show how she attaches tiny tags to the butterflies’ wings so that scientists can track their migration. She is among the group of volunteers that is raising caterpillars at their homes for the Festival and is responsible for adding numerous plants for both caterpillars and butterflies to Audubon’s Butterfly Garden. Visitors can borrow a net to catch butterflies outside and have experts identify them. Visitors can also enjoy tours
of Audubon’s butterfly garden, a plant sale, gardening information, slide shows, butterfly crafts for children and food. And don’t forget your camera! Admission is $5 for Audubon members and children, $7 for non-members, under 2 free. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road , off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren . Regular hours are 10 am-4:30 pm daily, Sundays 1-4:30 pm, and the trails and Bald Eagle viewing are open dawn to dusk. To learn more or volunteer for this event, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon. org.
Fenton History Center: This Day in History
On August 10, 1888 – Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke to a large audience in the Allen Opera House in Jamestown on “The Dignity of Politics and the Party Platforms of 1888”. They were invited as the guests of the Jamestown Political Equality Club, which was a women’s suffrage organization.
occupied. Numerous wine trails throughout the state were represented as wineries from as far as Scotchtown in the Hudson Valley and Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands sold their products by the bottle. The festival provides a great opportunity for attendees to try wines from different regions of the state. It also allows for participating wineries to gain valuable exposure in Western New York. While the weather report looked intimidating for Sunday night’s headline concert featuring Sean Patrick McGraw and Uncle Kracker, the rain cleared up by mid afternoon leaving a sense of relief and excitement in the air for hundreds of fans scheduled to attend the show. As a new addition to the festival, the concert was a huge success in the eyes of the crowd, performers and festival coordinators who could not have asked for a better turn out.
The fourth annual America’s Grape Country Wine Festival would not have been possible without the participation and support from its sponsors including ADK Merchant Services, Arthur R. Gren Co., Inc., Buffalo Spree Magazine, CCIDA, Cleveland Magazine, County of Chautauqua, Culligan Water of Fredonia, Dunkin Donuts, Entercom Buffalo, Lake Erie Living Magazine, Media One Group, Otherwisz.com, the Putnam and Record Insurance Agencies, Yancey’s Fancy and Merritt Estate Winery. Tickets for next year’s festival are scheduled to become available starting at the end of September. For more information on the America’s Grape Country Wine Festival, please visit www.agcwinefestival.com or call 1-800-965-4834. You can also follow the America’s Grape Country Wine Festival on Facebook and Twitter for constant updates.
Jackson Center Fund
Board Commits $100,000 to Annual Mission-Driven Efforts A busy summer is quickly coming to a close, but there’s a lot of exciting activity still on the horizon (see upcoming events below)! As the Robert H. Jackson Center launches its next several months of missiondriven efforts—including enhancing programming, expanding its reach with regional events, cultivating professional archives, exhibits & more—we would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all who support the Jackson Center! The Board of Directors would also like to thank donors, and encourage your continued support, by matching ALL GIFTS made before December
31, 2011 with a 100% match (up to $100,000). Every gift makes a difference, but with the Board’s matching contribution, the impact of your generosity is doubled! It’s easy to give: call 716-483-6646 for more information. The Board has also announced additional levels of support; these new opportunities for membership will continue the Center’s special relationship with donors and present unique chances for engagement at each of the levels below, throughout this Challenge and beyond. Jackson Society: $500 + LeadershipAssociates:$1,500+ Partners’ Council: $2,500 + Legacy Club: $5,000 +
President’s Circle: $10,000 + As the Jackson Center nears the end of its 10th anniversary year, please consider donating in response to this Challenge, and see the impact your heartfelt support & participation will have on accomplishing the Center’s important mission! UPCOMING EVENTS: Aug. 28-30: 5th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Fall 2011: Unveiling of “Jackson in Jamestown” Exhibit.... date TBA! Oct. 27: An Evening with U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. AND DON’T FORGET.... Commemorative, engraved bricks are still available.
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The pond features an interactive component, where guests can play a drum into a microphone and the lights change to the sound of the instrument. However, that is just the beginning of your adventure. The smooth trails into the woods take you on a journey of various lighting concepts and displays. Guests should be able to physically walk the trails, but they are fairly smooth and easy for most guests. Bringing a flashlight is also a helpful tool in navigating the trails. “We’ve had people from five years old to 85 years old
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all the crafted beers. In addition, we have Smith’s hot dogs and brats. It’s a fundraiser for the Bemus Bay Pops.” The cost is $25 a person, which includes entertainment. “There’s Tyson Bowman, who’s originally from Erie but who now lives in Nashville. He’ll be opening. And then we have Wade Live, who’s a comedian and a magician. He’ll be up on the floating stage. Sean Patrick McGraw will be headlining. There will also be a Chinese auction, with various prizes.” Dalpra is pleased by the track record of the event, which was attended by over four hundred people last year. “It’s
participate,” said Sitler. Along your journey, you’ll stumble across a building with a stage and seating area called the Café in the Woods. This is where visitors can get snack and beverages, and catch a performance on the stage. Traditionally, Night Lights features some form of entertainment on Saturday nights, which can range from rock bands to authors. This Saturday night, Lily Dale medium Gretchen Clark will give a presentation and group reading. “This is our third season and we are thrilled that tourists and locals alike are finding Night Lights. Last year we had people from over 15 states and six countries,” said Sitler. “We want
them leaving with a tremendous impression of the exhibit and the Chautauqua region.” “Night Lights at The Heron” is located in the countryside outside of Panama, about 20 minutes from Chautauqua Institution and Mayville. The attraction is hosted at The Heron, 2361 Wait Corners Road in Panama, which is a certified organic farm and is better known for the home of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival. The eco-tourism attraction is open on Friday and Saturday nights until October 8, 2011, as well as the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Much like a drive-in, the attraction doesn’t open until dusk, so plan accordingly. For more information visit www.heronnightlights.com
a great (opportunity) to taste the different beers. They bring out a lot of the new beers that they are introducing to the marketplace. It’s actually a very cool event.” The Bemus Bay Pops can definitely use your support. Dalpra notes that the Pops is a not-for-profit organization with an ambitious schedule. “We have well over forty shows, and its (fundraisers) are the only way we can generate revenue for the organization. We have sponsors but it’s never enough because the sponsors cannot cover all the costs that we have for all these shows. To do the Bemus Bay Pops, it costs over a quarter of a million dollars a year.” The Pops draws its members from a three state area. “We’ve become more of a regional attraction now than just a local attraction. It (the orchestra) generates fourteen
million dollars in economic development for the region.” As for attracting Sean Patrick McGraw, the “Beerfest” had the good fortune to be able to work with his busy touring schedule so as to include him this year. McGraw is no stranger to the area and is coming off a recent appearance at the Chautauqua County Fair. Dalpra notes, “We’ve had him with us for the last couple of years. So he likes to come back and do this for us because he’s a real big supporter of the Bemus Bay Pops and promoting live music in our region.” The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run until around 10 o’clock. If you’d like to attend, you can purchase tickets online at “bemusbaypops.com.” Or you can stop by the Italian Fisherman or Jamestown Arena.
Cont. From Cover consequently dropped out and joined the Navy; it was there he realized that he needed to “kick myself in the butt and get back into education.” Cosby can’t stress enough the importance of education. He said that if there’s one important educational institute in America, it’s the community college. “The great thing is, is that you can go day or night and take a class and get back into it. Just don’t go at midnight because there might not be anyone there, but any other time …” He continued, “A lot of people thumb their nose at it, but only a fool will turn down community college. It’s there for everyone. It’s like a landlocked Statue of Liberty,” he said, regarding its place in American education. Cosby and his wife have donated millions for causes in education, and continue to stress the importance of it. Cosby attended Temple University in Philadelphia, a rival to St. Bonaventure University and Atlantic 10 member. He has nothing but good will for St. Bonaventure and its student body. “The Bonnies are great folks,” Cosby said. He has always enjoyed the rivalry between the two schools. “Great fans the Bonnies and a great school,” he said about the university. He attributes much of his success to the education he received and also from his mom
for instilling a work ethic into him. “At 4:30 in the morning, my mom would come in to wake me up,” he said. “I’d stick one leg out of the bed, and five minutes later she would come back and say, ‘Is that as far as you’ve gotten?” His natural ability to make people laugh and work ethic took him to stand up comedy venues all over, and eventually he landed a gig on ‘The Tonight Show’ in the early 1960s. His good natured, conversational approach to comedy was new and refreshing on the scene. While many comedians were telling risqué jokes and pushing the envelope, Cosby stuck to what he knew: his family upbringing. Telling stories and making light of innocent happenings and conversations also helped close the gap between black and white relations. His jokes transcend color and race. Whether he’s talking about education, family or just going to the dentist, he’s always there to make you laugh, and his jokes apply to all people. His first venture into acting on television broke the mold. In 1965 he was cast in ‘I Spy’ and was consequently the first black actor on television playing the lead in a dramatic role. He won three Emmys consecutively for ‘outstanding lead actor in a drama series’. Other shows followed including Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and one of the greatest successes in television, debuting in 1984, ‘The Cosby Show’. Cosby is still working hard, doing stand up and writing. “I love to write,” he said. We
agreed that it is impossible to write with other people around. “You just have to be alone in your thoughts, as crazy as they may be,” he said. Today, he is on the road a great deal, touring and doing stand up. I asked him about performing in small communities similar to WNY. “You can be in Alaska in the middle of nowhere … I’ve been everywhere and nowhere, but I’m still somewhere.” When he’s not traveling, he likes to spend time at his home in Western Massachusetts. While on the phone, I could hear the lawn being mowed in the background. “The guy just ran over my foot with the lawnmower, he couldn’t hear me scream ‘cause he’s wearing ear plugs, so he just kept going.” His humor is contagious. He likes relaxing at home when not on the road and when speaking of the lunch he was about to make, I asked him if he liked to cook. “You know, I’ve never made the same dish twice.” “Why is that?” I inquired. “Because as a man, you don’t measure the ingredients ... you just add some of ‘dis and some of ‘dat. It’s never the same dish, it always turns out different.” Cosby’s observations are always true and easy to relate to. His easy-going demeanor and laidback look at life are a testament to how we should run our lives. “Work hard, stay in school and enjoy yourself.” Cosby will be performing at the Chautauqua Institution Saturday, August 27 at 8:15pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.ciweb.org.
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“Car on the Barge” Camero Drawing to Benefit Hospital
The Shults Auto Group is proud to announce the “Shults Cares” campaign to benefit WCA Hospital’s Emergency Department Capital Campaign. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win a 2011 Chevy Camaro convertible valued at $36,285 for just $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at all Shults Dealerships, the WCA Hospital, the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point plus a number of other outlets in the Jamestown area. Tickets will also be available during all Bemus Bay Pops summer concerts. The drawing will take place on September 4th at Light the Lakes event in Bemus.
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The fifth annual Canal Fest took place on August 6th. Held the first Saturday in August, this event started as a small neighborhood celebration and has mushroomed into a large water event. Pat Prusha, the coordinator for the festival said, â€œIt is a great event. This year, we had more than 500 people and 100 watercrafts participate. Two years ago, the company I am associated Howard HannaDave Holt Ahlstrom Real Estate, became our corporate sponsor. The band Harbour Knights played from a large boat and entertained the crowd for hours. Photos with, Martha Pashley,
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