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Boogie Wonder Band in Bemus The Seventies are Alive and Well on the Floating Stage, August 11 By John Thomas Staff Writer

Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point (716) 386-7000 Saturday August 4, 8 pm Chicago Tribute Sunday August 11, 8 pm Boogie Wonder Band Sunday August 12, 2:30 pm Reil Young

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Bemus Point, New York (716) 386-2333 Friday, August 3rd Black Widow Saturday, August 4th Jackson Rohm

Stowe, New York (716) 763-1222

The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, and Earth Wind and Fire, if these names summon up images of disco balls, disco boots, bell bottoms, and guys with big hair, then the Bemus Bay Pops has a concert for you. The psychedelic disco group Boogie Wonder Band will be hustling into Bemus Bay on Saturday August 11th to perform their energetic mix of disco funk, time warping music. Perhaps no one sums the joy of the music better than Boogie Cindy, bass player for the band. Although she admits to being pretty young during the era, her love for the music has never been stronger. “This music for me has never aged. It’s a fun party, with dancing, it’s all positive stuff.” She refers to their concerts as “two hours of disco therapy.” Boogie Cindy started playing bass See DISCO page 8

Craft Alliance

32nd Annual Craft Show at Chautauqua, August 10-12

www.chqtickets.com (716) 357-6250 Friday, August 3 The Temptations & The Four Tops

Jamestown, New York (716) 484-2624 Friday, August 3rd The Town Pants, 6pm

The Craft Alliance will, for the second time this summer be in Bestor Plaza, the heart of the Chautauqua campus, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Then from noon to 5:30 pm on Sunday.

The Chautauqua Institution is known for its lectures, performing arts, and educational programs. And the weekend of August 10-12 Chautauqua will showcase regional crafts. Crafts

Annual Bike Ride to Take Place August 11

This year’s recreational Tour of Chautauqua Bike Ride features courses of 25, 40, 62, 75, and 100 miles long. Beginning at 9:00 am with a mass start at Eason Hall on Elm Street in Westfield and ending there as well. The 25 mile course remains on the Lake Erie plain while the other courses have you travelling on a variety of WNY many terrains through many small towns. Sagwagon and waterstop services are provided along the way. Everyone is welcomed to participate in this annual non-competitive event. Registration is $20. You can register online at www.westfieldrec.org/ bikeride or if you choose, you can register the morning of the ride. This will be a great family activity and helmets are required. Check-in and registration is between

7:30 and 8:45 am at Eason Hall, 23 Elm Street in Westfield, NY (where the ride will begin). After the ride, a free light meal will be provided to al ride participants. For more info call 326-4243.

Grape Country Wine Festival

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Alliance will, for the second time this summer be in Bestor Plaza, the heart of the Chautauqua campus, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Then from noon to 5:30 pm on Sunday. The show features craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, sculptures, wood, paintings and more. It has become one of the most prestigious small Craft Shows in the East Coast. The Shows are limited to 72 participants, so only the best of the best are chosen. The exhibitors that are chosen not only are local but some travel as far as California to be able to present their fine art. Come stroll with us through the lovely Bestor Plaza and you are sure to be delighted in the high quality of work you will see.

Tour Chautauqua

The Guess Who, Sean Patrick McGraw Entertain Next Weekend at Fair Grounds National Marina Day, officially titled this year as “Lake Day” will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 10 am until 2 pm during the National Marina Day Celebration at Chautauqua Marina. The public is invited to join in on some of the free classes and events. The FREE Youth Fishing Contest Begins with a 10 am registration, 10:30 fishing time and prizes to be presented by Senator Catharine Young at 12 pm.

The largest state wide wine festival in Western New York is right at our doorsteps. Come join us at America’s Grape Country Wine Festival at the Chautauqua County Fairground in Dunkirk August 11 -12. Whether you have attended the festivals in the past or you will be a new comer this year, you are sure to be delighted with all that surround you. Just some of the craft vendors you will have a chance to visit are: 20/20 Wine Site, Baldwin Hill Farms, Barker Chocolate Box, Glasswerks, and Yerico Farms. This is only a small list of the many vendors that will be there. Saturday night The Guess Who will take the Grandstand at 8pm, following See WINE page 8

Sean Patrick McGraw at 7. Both Saturday and Sunday August 11 & 12 will be filled with vendors and wine tastings. For more information visit www. agcwinefestival.com.

BOOGIE WONDERBAND: August 11 ~ Floating Stage, Bemus Point, New York


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Just when I thought I had reached the peak of my summer fun, I found a whole new level to take it to! Yesterday I had the opportunity to fly the skies over Chautauqua Lake with a talented stunt pilot. The pilots marvelous stunt plane allowed me a unique view of our region very few folks get to see. And I must admit, I had my eyes open most of the time… As we swirled, twirled, climbed and plummeted through the sky, my brain worked overtime to identify places and landmarks I knew. For as beautiful our region is from the ground, the aerial view is simply spectacular! The

green forest canopy over the hills and mountains, the vast vineyards of our wine country, it was all so very striking, and the crystal blue waters of Chautauqua Lake – breathtaking. The boats all looked like tiny dots until my pilot took us in for a closer look. Such fun! I’ve always known how fortunate we are to live in such a scenic part of the state, but getting above it all really gives one an indelible impression of its true beauty. We should all thank our lucky stars to be in this place at this particular time. Enjoy every day to its fullest! Until next week… JZ

Westfield Farmers Market Voted in Top 10 Markets! WESTFIELD, NY - The Westfield Farmers Market was recently voted one of the top 10 Farmer’s Markets of their size in the nation. Many local supporters voted for them at Farmland.org, which sealed them a 9th place spot in the nation. The Westfield market now showcases over 30 vendors weekly and offers several produce vendors including heirloom and organic fruits, fresh herbs and vegetables. Visitors can also find local grass-fed beef, poultry and dairy products, honey baked items, wood-working and woven baskets, textiles, hand-spun wool and yarns, jewelry, garden art, and hand forged iron pieces.

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Sharing The Arts with Kids Bemus Bay Pops Shares The Arts With Kids Thursdays

As part of our “Bringing The Arts to The People” mission, The Bemus Bay Pops is proud to announce our NEW “Sharing The Arts With Kids” 2012 summer program for ages 3-8. This year bringing to you Classic Story Time for Children presented on the beautiful DFT Communications Floating Stage. On Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, & 23, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am we will bring stories to life with images,

movement & music! Our feature stories for the 2012 Summer Season include The Adventures of Eshe The Ethiopian Elephant written by Nancy Hahn. Children will love the colorful, lovable cast of animal characters, and wonderful songs to sing along. All the animal characters are critically endangered species. Great enriching summer fun for children! You can bring your children to single Story time sessions

or to the whole series that is for 4 weeks. We are sure that your children will come home singing, laughing and wanting to read more about the Adventures of Eshe the Ethioian Elephant! Tickets are $10 for a single story time or $25 for a complete 4 week package of story time fun. Tickets are available at The Italian Fisherman or purchase your tickets online at: www. bemusbaypops.com

GALLERY ATTENDANT NEEDED: Regional Artist Gallery Located at the White Picket Fence in Bemus Point, NY is in need of a part time attendant. Please email resume and references to INFO@THEVILLAGERNY.COM

Resort Guide

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Gift Participants Alexandra’s Barkstrom Acupuncture Casey’s Heating & Air CiCi Foot Bar City Garage Country Woods Creative Imports Daff Dry Goods Don’s Car Wash Ellicottville Oasis Day Spa Evergreen Outfitters GG My Love Glass Growers Gallery Harley-Davidson Of Jamestown Hollyloft Jon Elder Photography Kazoo II Kia Of Jamestown Merritt Estate Winery Mike’s Nursery Mirage Salon & Spa Pearson’s Stained Glass Red Door Ski Shop Rosebud’s Cottage The Art House The Watch Shop Village Wine Rack

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Purchase Your $20 Resort Guide. Use it Twice and it Pays for Itself! The 2012 Resort Guide is filled with discounts and specials from area retailers from Chautauqua and Ellicottville Regions. The purchase of this Guide benefits the Bemus Bay Pops and WNY Kidney Connection.

Resturant Participants Italian Fisherman Kabob’s Kafe Silver Fox The Pauper Restaurant The See-Zurh House The Village Casino Wing City Grille Ye Hare N’ Hounds Inn

Pick Up Your Copy at these Distribution Centers: --Italian Fisherman --Evergreen Outfitters --Pearson’s Stained Glass --Mirage Salon & Spa --Harley Davidson of Jamestown

ROCK N’ ROLL AT WILLOW: August 2 ~ Willow Creek Winery - Silver Creek, New York

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AnnaGray and The Alpaca Experience at Pen located at 1754 Blockville Watts additions Registration will begin at Cuckoo Alpaca Farm. We’re Flats Road in Ashville (off Ruby and meet our SPECIAL 4:30pm at the Jamestown raising the fleece to wear the of Route #474 heading West GUESTS Penny & John Kent of toward Panama). Find us on Lazy K Stables introducing their High School parking lot on fiber. Foote Avenue in Jamestown. Join us on Friday August 10th Facebook and Openherd.com “Grass Fed Beef”. All vehicles must check-in to meet our Alpaca Herd, feel For more infomation, email: Get a feel and a taste for Local at Jamestown High School Alpaca Fleece and learn about pencuckoofarm@gmail.com Farming Friday, August 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Pen (716) 969-4349 to receive their participant Alpacas. Pen Cuckoo Alpaca Farm Come meet our newest Cuckoo Alpaca Farm. identification tag before being permitted to park in downtown. As in 20011, there will be no cruise into the downtown. Vehicles will be on display from 5pm to 11pm. The Untouchables along with National Marina Day, “Lake Day” in Mayville August 4 Elvis will perform on the corner of Third Street and Main Street to the community!.” from 7pm-11pm. There will be Schedule for National Marina dancing in the streets, contests, Day Celebration (Lake Day): and prizes for the entire family to Sat. August 4, 2012 enjoy. Food vendors will be on10am: Registration for Free site along with a beer and wine Youth Fishing Contest garden in the Winter Garden 10am to 2pm : Free Boat Plaza provided by the Wine Safety Checks USCG Auxiliary Cellar. 10-2—Shoreline Planting Volunteers are needed to assist Demonstrations, CWC in the implementation of both Conservationists events. Anyone interested in 10:30 am: Free Youth Fishing donating their time is asked to Contest begins. contact DJDC. 12 pm: Prizes awarded Visit www.discoverjamestown. presented by Senator Catharine com to register for the 2012 Young for youth fishing contest downtown Cruisin’ or call Noon – 1 pm free lunch (hot DJDC at 664-2477, ext 224 for The FREE Youth Fishing Contest Begins with a 10 am registration, 10:30 fishing time and prizes to be presented by dogs) available for youth fishing more information. Senator Catharine Young at 12 pm on August 4 . contest, their families and all those taking and classes or On National Marina Day (changed to June) as National seminars at the event. marinas across the United Marina Day. Chautauqua 12:30 pm Free Musky States are asked to celebrate Marina recognizes National Fishing Seminar: “Muskies promote their industry by Marina Day in June; however Chautauqua” Musky Fishing on Olympians To Star In Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular and inviting politicians, civic leaders we still celebrate it in August. Chautauqua Lake. Presented By and the public to their facilities (August 4th 2012) Mike Sperry, Chautauqua Reel Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle floor exercise) at the 2012 Visa made up of World championsto show them the important role National Marina Day, Outdoors Guide and Tackle. (Gabby) Douglas, Alexandra Championships in June.  A and 2010 Olympic ice dancemarinas play across the nation officially titled this year as Limited to 50 persons. (Aly) Raisman, Danell Leyva member of last year’s World silver medalists Meryl Davisas family-friendly gateways to “Lake Day” will be held on Youth Fishing Contest and John Orozco will represent championship team, Raisman and Charlie White, currentboating, and the responsibility Saturday, August 4, from 10 am Sponsors: Youth Fishing Contest Team USA in London at this also brought home a World U.S. singles champions Jeremymarina personnel have as until 2 pm during the National Sponsors include: Home Chic, summer’s Olympic games.  bronze medal in floor exercise Abbott and Ashley Wagner,stewards of the environment. Marina Day Celebration at Keller Marine, McDonalds, This December, they will join and is one of the most consistent two-time U.S. champion Alissa How did National Marina Day Chautauqua Marina. The public Morgan Recreational, The Bait 2008 Olympic all-around members of the 2012 U.S. Czisny, World ice dance bronzebegin? is invited to join in on some of Barn, Watermark Restaurant, gymnastics champion Nastia Olympic team. medalists Maia and Alex In February of 2001, AMI’s the free classes and events. This and Webb’s Mini Golf. Liukin and a cast of 2014 Sochi Danell Leyva won the all- Shibutani, 2012 U.S. silverBoard of Directors, sensing a year’s event “Lake Day” at Chautauqua Marina is figure skating hopefuls when around title at the 2012 U.S. medalist Adam Rippon and up-need to promote the marina Chautauqua Marina is sponsored located at 104 West Lake Road, the Progressive® Skating & Olympic Gymnastics Trials and-coming elite skater Gracieindustry’s already positive by CWC (Chautauqua Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-3913. Gymnastics Spectacular comes in San Jose, CA, and is the Gold. image, approved the creation Watershed Conservancy), CLA In addition to the Lake Day to the Jamestown Savings Bank 2012 AT&T American Cup Performing live during theof a national grassroots, public (Chautauqua Lake Association), Events, the last Safe Boating Arena in Jamestown, NY, on champion. Previously, Leyva show will also be Fresh Beateducation initiative called and CLMC (Chautauqua Lake Class of the season will be held December 15, 2012. captured the 2011 U.S. national Band of Nickelodeon’s “FreshNational Marina Day. In the Management Commission) on Fri. Aug. 3— 5 pm & Sat.  Tickets for the show went on all-around gold and was the Beat Band” and Ross Lynchsummer of 2001, AMI officially and is hosted by Chautauqua Aug. 4 —8:30 am. To register sale on July 27, 2012 at 11am.  2011 World champion on the of Disney’s “Austin and Ally,”proclaimed the second Saturday Marina. The event is free and is call Chautauqua Marina 716The show will be taped in front parallel bars. with his band R5. of August (this has since our way of saying, “Thank You” 753-3913. of a live audience for a national John Orozco is the 2012 Olympic champions Bart telecast on Saturday, January Visa National Championships Conner, Nadia Comaneci and 19, 2013, on NBC, which is part all-around champion.  Orozco Peggy Fleming will host the of the Pandora NBC Skating punched his ticket to London show. Series. after recently finishing in second Tickets to see this event live Reigning World all-around place at the U.S. Olympic will start at $45. Club level gymnastics champion Jordyn Gymnastics Trials in San Jose, seats will be $70 and front row Chautauqua Institution Presents: The Temptations & The Four Tops Wieber will lead the U.S. team CA. seats are set at $100. There in London as a favorite for Joining Wieber, Douglas, are also 50 seats available on Tops, launching them into gold medals in the coming Raisman, Leyva and Orozco the ground level of the arena the national limelight. What weeks.  Earlier this year, she is 2008 Olympic all-around where the action will be taking followed is a string of hits for successfully defended her champion Nastia Liukin, place. These 50 seats will be both groups charting the history national all-around title and returning for her sixth appearance $279 each and will include a of contemporary American pop figures to be in contention for in the show.  Liukin, one of the pre-show chalk talk with the music. The Temptations: “My the most individual Summer most decorated gymnasts in athletes as well as a meet & Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Games medals. U.S. history, brought home an greet after party with the show’s Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” After finishing second additional three silver medals performers. “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” at the 2012 Visa National (team, uneven bars and balance Tickets will be available starting “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” Championships and topping the beam) and a bronze medal in the July 27th through extremetix at and “Psychedelic Shack.” The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials all- floor exercise from the Beijing the Jamestown Savings Bank Four Tops had such hits as around competition, Gabrielle Games. Arena Box Office, by phone “Baby I Need Your Loving,” (Gabby) Douglas secured More gymnasts will be added at 716-484-2624 or online at “I Can’t Help Myself,” “It’s the her spot on the 2012 London to the show’s cast following the jamestownarena.com Same Old Song,” “Bernadette,” team.  Nicknamed the “flying London Games. For more information, logos “Are You Man Enough,” squirrel,” Douglas is a gymnast The cast of gymnasts will and photos of the athletes The Temptations have inspired and entertained millions with and “Keeper of the Castle.” to watch in London. be joined by a lineup of figure and entertainers involved in their chart topping hits: “My Girl”, “It’s Growing”, “Beauty Is For more than five decades, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman skaters looking ahead to the this event, please visit our Only Skin Deep”, and “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”. the Detroit Motown sound is coming off of a successful 2014 Olympic Games to be online media room: http:// and these two iconic groups year, winning two national held in Sochi, Russia.  The www.jamestownarena.com/ The Temptations & The Four Tops. It saw the have inspired, influenced and event titles (balance beam and figure skating cast will be mediaroom.php The Four Tops at the release of “The Way You entertained countless millions. Chautauqua Institution Do the Things You Do” that For more information or to Friday, August 3, 8:15pm. launched The Temptations purchase tickets go to http:// The year 1964 was monumental into stardom. Berry Gordy’s w w w. c i w e b . o rg / p o p u l a rfor The Temptations and Motown label signed The Four entertainment/.

Downtown Cruisin’ and Thunder in the Streets are two signature events in Jamestown attracting thousands of people each year. The Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation has combined these two annual events on Friday, August 17, 2012. The 9th Annual Thunder in the Streets will run 12pm-11pm on the west side of the city. There will be live entertainment provided by Spell Casters, Underground Stampede, and Pressure Sensitive on Renaissance Square. Free professional stunt shows will be provided by Team FMX stunt team throughout the day. DJDC will be collecting donations throughout each show to help continue the free, familyfriendly events in downtown each year. A beer garden will be provided by the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, along with food and novelty vendors onsite. “Although Thunder is only a one day event, we are still planning a top-notch event for all motorcycle enthusiasts. We would like to invite all motorcycle clubs and organizations to take part in the event by having a

display or setting up a booth within the event,” said Ashley Anderson, DJDC Special Events Coordinator. “This is a community event and we want to support all of our local motorcycle clubs.” The 20th annual Downtown Cruisin’ is presented by DJDC and the Der Kobbler’s Automobile Association and will run from 5pm-11pm. Downtown streets will be lined with hundreds of custom made, antique, and old fashioned trucks, cars, motorcycles, and race cars. Third Street between Prendergast and Spring Street; Spring Street and Washington Street; along with Cherry and Pine Streets closed between Second and Fourth Streets. Downtown streets will begin to close at 3pm to accommodate the hundreds of show vehicles that will be participating in the event. Washington Street will remain open for the 2012 Cruisin’. Registration is now open. 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

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Lake Day In Mayville

Olympians at JSBIA, Dec 15

Open year round, this quaint farm features shops, restaurants and boutiques surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Chautauqua Miniatures Huge Dollhouse Shop & Mini Classes

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“2 Chixx Gift Shoppe”

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Classy Gifts including Jewelry, Scarves, Garden Items, Antiques, Toys & More

The marketplace offers something for everyone located just 1 mile past Chautauqua Institution on Route 394 at 5031 W. Lake Rd., Mayville, NY 14757.

The Yarn Cottage It’s truly all about the yarn and ewe! 716-753-5696

St. Elmo’s Fiber, etc. in the St. Elmo Hotel Minutes away from Chautauqua Institution, Discover WNY’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant The Creative French Cuisine Prepared by Chef Jonathan Haloua has Received Accolades from Respected Resorces such as: Tripadvisor, Post Journal, and the Erie Times News A La Carte & Tasting Menu • Extensive Wine List

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Volunteers Needed

For Tri Dunkirk Swim Bike Run on August 26, 2012 One of the critical ingredients in a successful triathlon are volunteers. Volunteers make it possible to conduct a safe, wellorganized event. In a triathlon, volunteers are needed in a variety of areas. In all cases, volunteers will find their task fun and exciting. At the end of the day, they’ll feel like they made a valuable contribution to the success of the race. They

will also feel appreciatedtriathletes are known to be a very appreciative group. It won’t be unusual for many participants to thank you for your contribution during the race. Almost all of our volunteers return the following year. You’ll find the atmosphere to be electric. If you volunteer we urge you to be energetic and enthusiastic - but above all

-HAVE FUN. Volunteers are needed for the following jobs: swim course (on water), swim course (on shore), bike course, run course, transition area, timing, body marking, refreshments, parking, aid stations, and packet pick-up / registration. If you would like to help, send an email to info@score-this.com or visit www.redcross-acc.org.

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Bruce Springsteen Tribute: August 26 ~ Floating Stage, Italian Fisherman

Lake Lake Night Night at at the the Movies Movies

Italian Fisherman Showing: Ratatouille - July 31 - 8:30 pm - 11pm Italian Fisherman Showing: Temple Grandin- Aug 7 - 8:30 pm - 11pm

Come and enjoy a movie on the big screen with friends and family! All movies are FREE and are shown from both sides of the Floating Stage. Sound broadcast on 104.9 FM Enjoy popped and friends refreshments alongAllbeautiful Come and some enjoy afreshly movie on the bigpopcorn screen with and family! movies Chautauqua Whatfrom a both wonderful way to spend a summer evening! are FREE andLake! are shown sides of the Floating Stage. Sound broadcast (Rain dates for all movies are on Wednesdays) on 104.9 FM

Enjoy some freshly popped popcorn and refreshments along beautiful Chautauqua Lake! What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening! (Rain dates for all movies are on Wednesdays)

Celebrate Lake Day Saturday August 4

at Chautauqua Marina

Free Classes/ Free Events

10:30 am FREE Youth Fishing Contest (ages 3-12) 12:30 pm FREE Musky Fishing Seminar (Adults & Children) 10-2- FREE Boat Safety Checks USCG Auxiliary 10-2—Shoreline Planting Demonstrations, Jane Conroe, CWC Conservationists

Pre-register Classes /Reserve Boat Rentals Call Chautauqua Marina 716.753.3913

LINKS CHARITY EVENT: August 6 & 7 ~ Moon Brook - Jamestown, New York


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Fredonia Native In Olympics Jennifer Suhr is Competing For Olympic Gold Pole Vault

American indoor and outdoor women’s pole vault record holder Jennifer (Stuczynski) Suhr is headed to the London Olympics seeking gold. The silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the winner of the recent U.S. Olympic Trials, Jenn is

considered one the favorites to medal again in 2012. Suhr, 30, will compete in the qualifying event on Saturday, August 4. The finals are scheduled for Monday, August 6. Jenn, a native of Fredonia and a

2009 inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, is a fourtime gold medal winner at the U.S. Indoor Championships and a six-time victor at the U.S. Outdoor Championships. She is currently ranked No. 1 in the World.

Stand-Up Showcase

Featuring Tammy Pescatelli & Musical Guest Lucie Arnaz

Stand-Up Showcase features some of the hottest rising comics in the country. With Tammy Pescatelli winner of Comedy Central’s Stand Up Showdown and with host & musical guest Lucie Arnaz (daughter of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz) you

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will be talking about this show for years to come. Lucy Fest has featured performances by then-rising stars Ray Romano, Lewis Black and Ellen Degeneres, and aims to catch comics on a similar rise to the top with this showcase.

This Friday, August 3, at 8:00 pm at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown. If you would like to purchase specific seats or if you need more information, please call 716.484.0800 or toll free 1.877. lucy.fan.

UAA Receives Grant Holmberg Foundation Grant To Help The Arts

Painters Who Pot Art Show August Show at Portage HIll Gallery; Reception August 5

“Painters Who Pot: Potters Who Orchestra. Paint”, an Invitational Show Mrs. Ulrich noted thatinstalled at the Portage Hill Art individuals and organizationsGallery on Rte 394 between that would like to support theMayville and Westfield, will arts in Chautauqua County canrun for the month of August. send contributions by check toThe show will include the the United Arts Appeal, 715work of Stephanie Brash, Falconer Street, Jamestown, NYAudrey Kay Dowling and Jim 14701. Reno.  The artist reception for For more information aboutthis show will occur on Sunday, the United Arts Appeal ofAugust 5th from 7-9 at the Chautauqua County, including agallery.  Everyone is welcome full list of supporters, visit www.to join in the fun of meeting UnitedArtsAppeal.org or call the artists and sharing a cake 716-484-7329. to celebrate the 30th year of business of Portage Hill Art Gallery! Gallery owner Audrey Kay Dowling has worked in both media throughout her career Mazda RX-7 TURBO as an artist.  She is also an avid Take the curves with Porsche-like precision in this well cared for 1987 Mazda RX-7 TURBO. reader of artist’s biographies. Full power, stick shift, sunroof & air. Electric cut-out exhaust. 73.2K miles. No winters & In her reading she noticed that a number of internationally no issues. Potential tuner car. Asking $4,800 or BO. Call 665-4034. well-known painters, including Picasso, Vlaminck, Gauguin, Matisse, and Jackson Pollock and others had also made pottery during their painting careers.  When developing the concept of this show, BBP Concert Series The Floating Stage, Bemus Point Aug 5 Audrey started to consider what crossovers exist between Don’t miss this all day tribute the Floating Stage to begin a day rockin’ Irish band from Albany the mediums and the regional Special Irish food, drink artists best known for their to the Irish culture. And a special of Irish Culture Celebration. and celebration all day long quality and use of both clay tribute to the late Sally Sweeney. 1:40 pm Celtic Creek Starting at 1 pm, The 96th 2:45 pm Lochside Celtic Band throughout the Village. and 2D media.  Jim Reno and For more information please Stephanie Brash were logical Highlanders, pipes & drums 4 pm Rochez Irish Dancers will march & perform over to 5 pm Hair Of The Dog, versatile go to www.bemusbaypops.com. choices to add to Audrey’s own multi media works in this show. In a conversation with Stephanie Brash about her motives for working in both clay and paint and drawing Village of Sherman - Saturday, August 4 at 10am media, Stephanie explained that she is an interdisciplinary artist The Annual Sherman Day Parade, with food and craft vendors, Firemen’s Chicken BBQ who has always worked in both and live entertainment. two and three dimensions to express her interest in figurative and representational forms, animals and narrative works that investigate memory and familial relationships. Her early two-dimensional works were drawings and paintings in oils, oil pastel and acrylics while three-dimensional works were masks and sculpture in paperEvery Tuesday at 140 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood from 2-6 pm. Fresh, local fruits, mache. Now she is working vegetables, baked goods, and much more. primarily in clay. The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County has been awarded a grant from the Holmberg Foundation toward its 2012 Annual Fund Drive. “We are so grateful for this support,” said UAA board member and grants coordinator Sally Ulrich. “Every dollar we raise helps strengthen the arts in Chautauqua County, making this a better place to live, work, and raise our families.” In addition to funding for individual artists and smaller

arts projects through its Projects Pool grants program, the United Arts Appeal provides operating support for eight of the larger arts organizations in Chautauqua County: the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Reg Lenna Civic Center, and the Western New York Chamber

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“I stumbled upon clay and it has become a passion. It is very different from painting yet I find similarities.  I love the idea of making objects that are intended to be interacted with on a direct physical level just as I have in making each piece,” she said, “Painting is a different matter. I start with an empty space and fill it. With clay the mass is there from the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy painting but is feels more illusory. Sometimes my process with clay feels like three-dimensional drawing with the incising of line, texture, dealing with edges and positive and negative space.” Audrey Kay Dowling has used different painting and clay techniques throughout her 35year art career.   Her first Best in Show in Professional Crafts Award at the Bestor Plaza Show on the grounds of Chautauqua was given to her ceramic Noah’s ark the year in 1975.  The following year a quilted piece of hers was accepted into a National Show in Greenburg, Pa and she was also invited to participate in a national watercolor show that took place in Goshen, NY.  From these early times of showing and exploring many different media as forms of self- expression, Audrey has continued to let what she wants to express dictate the media she will use, rather than choosing the media and then deciding what to say. “I love to let my creativity fly and see no reason to limit myself as I work in my different studios.  The most fun of all occurs when I intersect lots of different visual art forms.  I expect to be exploring more and more in that direction.”  In addition to mixed media pieces and painting on clay pieces Audrey does paint in more traditional manners, primarily using oils and gouache.  Her clay work includes award winning one of a kind vases as well as functional pottery glazed in the sky, water and earth colors of the Lake Erie landscape that she

so deeply loves. Jim Reno has been a potter in the Chautauqua region the longest of the three artists represented in this show.  With his wife Pat, he has enjoyed a very successful career making pots for over 40 years.  Jim is best known for his functional porcelain work featuring his dragonflies, crows, chickens and his newest motif, Great Blue Herons, but he is also an avid painter who paints using oils on canvas almost daily. “I just make pots and do some painting and I’m not even very receptive to formal schooling in art”, says Jim, “What would have happened to Matisse or Picasso if they’d gone for that MFA?”  He continues, “The crossover between painting and ceramics seems quite remote to me.  To draw a picture of a pot and then produce it never seems to work for me.  Historically many painters have worked in clay, but the connection always seems tenuous.  Maybe it’s all about drawing.  To draw on a flat surface is interesting, but on a curved form it really gets intriguing.  The work of Rudy Autio comes to mind.” Portage Hill Art Gallery is in its 30th year of serving its mission of bringing high quality regional artwork to the public.  Donald and Audrey Dowling have been the owners since its inception. This Sunday reception that will be held from 7-9 PM  on August 5 is a time that the Dowlings would like to use to thank all of their gallery friends for all of the years of support they have given to the regional artists.  There will be a free drawing for a ceramic piece and cake will be served.  Everyone is invited. Portage Hill Art Gallery is open daily 10-5 Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday throughout the month of August.  They are located on Rte. 394 midway between Mayville and Westfield.   For more information, please call 716-326-4478.

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Mark Russell Appearance To Benefit Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center with Russell will likely feature announced today that political his own unique blend of humorist and entertainer political stand-up comedy and Mark Russell will make a rare musical parodies. A piano will appearance at Chautauqua be on-hand nearby, just in case Suites in Mayville for “A Russell wishes to share some Conversation with Mark “new” material. Russell” on Sunday, August 5, Tickets for the event are 2012 beginning at 5:00p.m. $57. Price includes dinner A Western New York a presentation plate of beef native, Russell retired from tenderloin and salmon - and performing in 2010 after giving the performance. To purchase a show at one of his favorite tickets please contact either venues, the Amphitheatre the Jackson Center at 716at Chautauqua Institution.  483-6646, or Chautauqua Russell was perhaps best Suites, 215 W. Lake Road known for his PBS television in Mayville, 716-269-7829. specials, which aired regularly Tickets are also available at for nearly 30 years. the Watermark Restaurant in Of course, a “conversation” Mayville.

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Agents Of Hope

ERA Team VP Real Estate Tournament to Benefit ALSA &MDA-ALS ERA Team VP Real Estate is please to announce our 3rd annual Agents of Hope Golf Tournament to benefit the ALS Association and the ALS Division of MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). The tournament will be held Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at the Chautauqua Golf Club. ALS- Amyorophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a disease of the motor neurons, the nerve clls in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. For unknown reasons, motor neurons die, and the muscles they control become weak and then nonfunctional. Eventually, the person with ALS is paralyzed. Death, usually from respiratory complications, typically occurs between 3 and 5 years after diagnosis. However, about 10% of people with ALS live more than 10 years, and some survive for decades.

Established in 1985, the ALS Association’s mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cuttingedge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them compassionate care and support. The ALS Association has committed more than $67 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. MDA’s involvement with ALS began in the early 1950s when Eleanor Gehrig, widow of bellowed Yankees first basemen Lou Gehrig, was searching for a way to fight the disease that had taken her husband’s life. Mrs. Gehrig served more than a decade as MDA National Campaign Chairman. Since inception, MDA has dedicated more than $290 million to ALS research, services and information programs.

New techniques and products are continually emerging that make it increasingly possible for people with ALS to adapt to the disease, to pursue their intersts, and to continue to live rich and rewarding lives. The ALS Association, as well as the MDA-ALS Division’s research, services, advocacy and information programs are made possible through the generosity of individuals, sponsors and private contributors. (For more information visit alsa.org or alsmda.org). As you’re determine your financial and charitable goals for 2012 please take time to consider joining our team, Agents of Hope, in the fight against ALS. Your time and consideration are greatly appreciated. For more information on the event, to sign up, or sponsorship contact Hanna Soffel at 716789-2093 or email hanna. soffel@vacationpro.com

Disco Cont. From Cover as a young girl, and became one of the founding members of the band in 1996. Since then the band has formed a reputation for outrageous costumes, and solid musicianship. “It’s fun music, and all live. We don’t play any tracks,” she says referring to prerecorded music some bands use to augment their live shows. But the ten piece band has no trouble filling a concert hall, they play to sold out venues

Wine Cont. From Cover Event Schedule for August 11: 12:00PM: Festival Gates Open, Wine Tasting Begins, Live Music Featuring: TBD 3:30PM: Live Music Featuring Coal Train 7:00PM: Festival Gates Close, Wine Tasting Ends, Concert

wherever they go. “We have been lucky, very blessed. We have a big following in the US and Canada.” Even the audience is encouraged to wear disco costumes to the show. When asked about it she exclaims, “It gives you a chance to be someone else. You can have so much more fun. It frees them!” Besides Boogie Cindy (bass guitar), the band members are: Eddie T (percussion), Dr. Tony Fever (trumpet), Luke Anderson (drummer), Jack Wrangler (guitar), Isaac “The Jam” Washington (singer), Marky de Sax (saxophone), Honey Jaz Jackson (vocals), Cadillac Jones (keyboards), and Stardust

(vocals). Their versions of the hits of the 70’s and early 80’s have a decidedly kinetic beat, and you can bet that everybody will be up and dancing during the show. The concert at the Bemus Bay Pops will mark the third time Boogie Wonder Band has played at Bemus Bay and is a benefit for Crèche and WCA Hospital in Jamestown. Crèche a non-profit organization that helps support the needs of Jamestown area kids from newborns through 18 years old. As Boogie Cindy says, “Lets party for a good cause. We can make those children better through the magic of disco.”

Grandstand Gates Open, Live Music Featuring Sean Patrick McGraw in Concert! “My So Called Life”, “Git Yer Cowboy On!” 8:00PM: The Guess Who in Concert! “No Sugar Tonight”, “American Woman”, “Undun” 10:00PM: Concert Grandstand Gates Close Event Schedule for August 12: 12:00PM: Festival Gates Open, Wine Tasting Begins, Live Music TBD 3:30PM: Live Music Featuring

Ion Sky 7:00PM: Festival Gates Close, Wine Tasting Ends Online pre-sale ticket prices are $15.00 for one-day wine tasting admission and $20 for a two day wine tasting admission. Gate Ticket prices are $25 for one day, $30 for a two day admission. Purchase The Guess Who concert tickets also online. Go to www.agcwinefestival. com for more information and to purchase your admission tickets.

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Italian City Fisherman Pier Park Showing: In Dunkirk Ratatouille August 4- From July 31 Noon - 8:30 - 10 pm pm - 11pm Come A day and forenjoy the entire a movie family. on the Sand big screen castle with contest, friends Fireand Truck family! Pull,AllBrazilian movies are BBQ, FREE Kid and Bouncers, are shown Beach from Bon both Fire. sides LiveofMusic the Floating all day featuring: Stage. Sound Key broadcast West Express, on 104.9 Jimmy FMBuffet Tribute Enjoy from 3:00-6:00; some freshly Hot Rocks popped from 7:00-10:00. popcorn and refreshments along beautiful Chautauqua Lake! What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening! (Rain dates for all movies are on Wednesdays)

Win the Car on the Barge 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible Could Be Yours Sept 1

You could win a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible or $30,000 in cash!  The Car on the Barge raffle benefits WCA Hospital’s capital campaign for the Emergency Department. The Car on the Barge is located next to the DFT Communications Floating

Stage in Bemus Bay.  $10 raffle tickets are available in several Jamestown area locations including WCA Hospital, the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point, and all Shults Auto Group locations in Jamestown and Warren, PA.  You must be 18 or over to be eligible and need not

be present to win.  The winner is responsible for any federal, state and local taxes.  For complete rules, contact WCA Hospital.  The drawing will be held and the winner announced from the Floating Stage on Saturday, September 1st during the Bemus Bay Pops Pam Tillis concert.

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