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DUNKIRK MUSIC FESTIVAL, August 26-28 ~ Dunkirk Cultural District .... Page 4 August 25-31, 2011

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Light the Lakes

Labor Day Weekend Grand Finale Lights Up the Sky Next Sunday By Megan O’Donnell St. Bonaventure University

Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point (716) 386-7000 Friday, August 26, 7:30pm HADDEN SAYERS, Texas Blues Sunday August 28, 2:30pm THE DIVA SHOW BAND Thursday Sept. 1 - Sunday Sept. 4 POPS WEEK Light the Lakes Finale, Sept. 4



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Bemus Point, New York (716) 386-2333 Friday, August 26: Naughty Dog Saturday, August 27: Smoke House

Skyrocketing colors will decorate the night in lights Sunday, September 4 throughout the Bemus Bay and Westfield area. Once the clock strikes 7:30 p.m., the fourth annual “Light the Lakes” begins anew as the Boogie Wonder Band rocks the floating stage, located next to the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point, playing disco throwbacks for all to enjoy. Homeowners surrounding Bemus Bay have commemorative flares in their yard ready to light up, and at 9:20 p.m. next Sunday they will simultaneously be lit creating a “Ring of Fire,” said Dan Dalpra, organizer and owner of the Italian Fisherman. Then at 9:31 p.m. the action takes to the sky as fireworks blast off in a synchronized fashion from seven different locations: the Overlook, Bemus Point Stow Ferry, Booty Bay, Long Point, two floating

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Rock N’ Oldies

Ellicottville, NY’s Festival, September 16-18

(716) 357-6250 Friday, August 26 The Beach Boys

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barges and Westfield. Dalpra said the main detonator may be set off by a guest celebrity who will remained unnamed. During the display, airplanes will be flying overhead recording the entire thing. In past years, Dalpra and others have tried to have NASA try to see the show from space but because of timing, this proved to be impossible. However, this event is still considered one of the largest firework displays in North America. Since last year, the event has expanded in certain ways and shrunk in others. Dalpra said that before the event took place across many different towns such as Bemus Bay, Jamestown and Westfield, but instead the firework extravaganza now takes place mostly at Bemus Bay and Westfield. “Because of financial times, individual towns couldn’t afford to Skyrocketing colors will decorate the night in lights Sunday, September

4 throughout the Bemus Bay and Westfield area for the Light the Lakes event. For Bemus alone, the event draws between 5,000 to 10,000 people each year, which produces a $6 million to $7 million impact to the area.

Jazz at Chautauqua World-Renowned Musicians Entertain Sept. 16-18 By Eric Hund Univ. of Pitts. at Bradford

Shine your cars, shoes and dress in your “oldies” best because it is once again time to “Shake, Rattle, And Roll.” That’s correct, it’s time to kick off the 2010 Annual Rock N’ Oldies Weekend in Ellicottville, NY and it sure is packed with entertainment for all to enjoy as usual! The fun will begin Friday, September 16 as local bars and restaurants will host a variety of live bands. Sunday will be highlighted by the Antique and Custom Car Show, which will take place along Washington Street from 9am-5pm. All in all, Ellicottville can expect a “Rock N’” turnout for this festival weekend.

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Youth Symphony Receives Rotary Grant ... page 5 The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony recently received a grant from the Rotary Club of Jamestown. The strings players of the Youth Symphony will begin rehearsals on September 17 for the opening concert of the season planned for Sunday evening, November 20 at SS. Peter and Paul Church in downtown Jamestown. They are shown here at a previous concert under the direction of conductor and music director Bryan Eckenrode.

John & Mary Featured at Lights at the Heron ... page 5

Former and current member of 10,000 Maniacs, John & Mary will play Chautauqua County’s unique Night Lights at The Heron this Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 9:15 p.m. Located in Panama, NY, Night Lights is a one-mile walk through a forest transformed with creative and interactive lighting. The eco-tourism attraction features entertainment on their Tiger Maple Stage in the middle of the woods, creating an incredible environment.

Music lovers have the opportunity to experience some of the world’s most renowned Jazz musicians while experiencing a taste of Victorian style luxury at the 14th annual Jazz at Chautauqua this September. The festival, which runs from Sept. 16 to 18, is held in the dining room of the Athenaeum Hotel located along the shore of Lake Chautauqua on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. Jazz at Chautauqua has developed into one of the foremost jazz festivals in the northeast, and will feature over 30 of the best traditional jazz musicians from around the country, and even Australia. The festival will feature over 24 See JAZZ page 9

Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore is dedicated to preserving what has been called “The Great American Song Book, ” featuring songs by masters like George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Rodgers and Hart. She is amongst the many talents that will perform during the Jazz festival at Chautauqua.

Red, White & Blues Festival “Sauce Boss” to Return During Festivals Fredonia Event, September 10

By Nicholas Pircio 95.7 FM, WPIG

You may recall a hit song from the 1960’s by Arthur Conley called “Sweet Soul Music,” and it’s famous line “if you like good music”; transfer ‘Soul’ into ‘Blues’, and this masterpiece perfectly describes the upcoming fun-filled musical weekend in Fredonia. The Village of Fredonia is gearing up for their annual Red, White, and Blues Festival on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th. The annual bash celebrates local red and white wines, brews, and of course the blues. And the music is free. Christine Burdick, chairman of the event, is doing the honors this year in making the weekend a reality. She said everything is ready to go, “Just about as ready as we can get,” thanks to a lot of organizing work. The action starts Friday night on Prospect Street at the Liberty Café and the Beaver Club. Both will have exciting blues bands and great food. Most of the weekend’s activities take place on Saturday. Music in the Fredonia village park begins at 11 a.m. and continues through the early evening. You can also See BLUES page 9

This annual bash celebrates local red and white wines, brews and blues with free music in the park and throughout the village. Activities for the whole family, vendors and the Farmer’s Market round out the festivities! This year’s headliner artist performing free in the Barker Commons Gazebo on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m., will be “The Sauce Boss,” Bill Wharton, and his blues band. Bill Wharton (Sauce Boss) has cooked gumbo on stage for over 175,000 for free. He mixes his own spicy original music-Florida Slide Guitar Blues--and adds his famous Liquid Summer hot sauce right into every night’s cooking demonstration of his own gumbo recipe. It’s a multi-sensory soul shouting picnic of rock and roll brotherhood. And at the end of the night, everybody eats.

FOX ROCKS THE DOCKS: Saturday, August 27 ~ Lakeview at the Docks, Mayville, NY

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“The last weekend of August...” This is it, folks – the last weekend of August. I’m seeing some early reds and yellows starting to color up the green forest canopy of our surrounding hillsides. No doubt a direct result of some cooler evenings – feels good, doesn’t it? It won’t be long before we’re awash in spectacular color and all sorts of autumn activities will be here before you know it. But lets not call it the end of summer yet! This weekend there is plenty of fun to be had: from the Beach Boys and

Bill Cosby at the Chautauqua Institution, Fox 103.1 FM Rocking the Docks at the Lakeview in Mayville, and the Diva Show Band at the Floating Stage next to the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point. Next weekend has a summer finale blast off with the annual Light the Lakes celebration. So, dear readers, when you live and play in this corner of the Southern Tier, being bored is simply not an option - there’s always something fun to do! Enjoy! JZ

Humanitarian Law Dialogs International Prosecutors Gather at Chautauqua, August 28-30

The 5th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, co-sponsored by the Robert H. Jackson Center at Chautauqua Institution, is a historic gathering of renowned international prosecutors from Nuremberg through present day and leading professionals in the international criminal law field. This unique three-day event will engage in meaningful dialog concerning crimes against humanity, and the role of modern international criminal law. The theme of the 2011 Law Dialogs is, “Widespread and Systematic! Crimes Against Humanity in the Shadow of Modern International Criminal Law.” The sessions are free and open to the public. Call 716-483-6646

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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!

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An introduction to the process of making art and famous artists“Explore Art!” classes are designed for young children focusing on the process of art making and the experience of the child ages 2-5. Art processes and materials will be fun while teaching children basic elements, principles and mediums. Each class features a famous artist with children making an art project inspired by how that artist worked or elements they used in their artwork. To learn more, visit or call (716) 664- 0091. Published Every Thursday in Spring/Summer ~ Once a Month in Fall/Winter

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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 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 .   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. or mail 600 Central Avenue Dunkirk NY 14048 or visit,  

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St. Bernard Club in WNY National Event Kicks Off in Findley Lake, September 11

The Saint Bernard Club of America will kick off their National event with a Saint Bernard parade in Findley Lake , NY on September 11, 2011. Many members of the Saint Bernard Club of America will be arriving from all over the country to attend

the weeklong event! Several of club members from the Saint Bernard Club of Puget Sound (Seattle , Washington ) will be traveling across the country with carts and dogs in hand.   Log onto, www. saintbernardclubofamerica for a complete list of events.

The weeklong National event will be held at the Peek’n Peak Resort. Over 200 Saint Bernard’s and their owners are expected. There will be dog shows, carting, weight pulling, obedience, rally and educational events throughout the week just to name a few. 

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6th Annual Slyfest in Warsaw

This Weekends Event Boasts Camping, Music by One World Tribe & More

August 26th-28th,The Slyboots School of Music presents The 6th annual Sly Fest an event that features Music, Camping, Painting, Clothing and African Drum & Dance workshops. This years line up promises to be the strongest so far featuring One World Tribe, Cyro Baptista of Beat the Donkey, The Slip, On The Sly, Roots Collider, Sophistafunk, Audioinflux, Subsoil, Universe Shark and The Manhatten Project and more. Sly Fest takes place on the grounds of beautiful North Fork Music Park. North Fork Music Park is an outdoor music venue set right outside the Village of Warsaw, NY. 30 miniutes south west of Buffalo. You can enjoy 50 beautiful acres with a lake, wooded camp sites and a Pavillion. For the children, there are swings and a huge sandbox filled with toys. But the main attraction is the music experience. Pre sale tickets are $40 - weekend pass $25- day pass. At the gate $60 - weekend pass $40 - day pass. For more info go to

Rhythm Revival Retreat

Founding Member of Rusted Root to Hold Session Labor Day Weekend

Award winning teacher and founding member of the multi platinum selling band Rusted Root Jim Donovan returns to Sherman to host the 2nd annual Great Rhythm Revival Retreat on Labor Day weekend September 2, 3 and 4 on the site of the popular Great Blue Heron Music Festival 2361 Wait Corners Rd. Panama, NY 14767. The Great Rhythm Revival is being co-hosted by Julie and Steve Rockcastle of the Great Blue Heron and Green Heron Growers.   “The Great Rhythm Revival Retreat ” is a beginner friendly event where Donovan and a host of world-class musicians, teachers and wellness practitioners will lead participants in learning how

to use the power of rhythm, drumming and dance as way to relieve stress, stimulate creativity and enrich their lives. Participants will enjoy learning to play vibrant world rhythms, songs, chants and dances through a variety of workshops and interactive concert experiences. Attendees will also learn how to create and express themselves musically with other people in a friendly, supportive environment. Donovan’s popular percussive based band Drum the Ecstatic International performs on Saturday night September 3. Participants can choose from three ways to attend the Great Rhythm Revival. 1. Full weekend pass which includes all workshops and

concerts for the entire event. $189 2. One Day Pass which includes all workshops and concerts for the day chosen $89 per day   3. Saturday evening concert, drum circle and “Night Lights at the Heron” experience. $15 at the gate after 7:00 PM. The Saturday night concert event is all ages.   Additional details about each workshop can be found at the Great Rhythm Revival website: . The event is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of prior musical experience and advance registration is recommended. The Saturday night concert event is all ages.   To register by phone, please call (716) 761-7190. Advance registration for the retreat is recommended.   

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John & Mary in Sherman Farmer’s Market Youth Day

Duo of 10,000 Maniacs Fame Perform at Night Lights at Heron this Sat.

s Former and current member of e10,000 Maniacs, John & Mary twill play Chautauqua County’s ,unique Night Lights at The nHeron this Saturday, August 27, .2011 at 9:15 p.m. Located in Panama, NY, o Night Lights is a one-mile walk g athrough a forest transformed ,with creative and interactive ,lighting. The eco-tourism ,attraction features entertainment don their Tiger Maple Stage in the dmiddle of the woods, creating ean incredible environment. Mary Ramsey and John l   hLombardo have created five rfull-length albums in their 20+ eyears musical partnership. 0Lombardo was one of the .founding members of the scritically acclaimed 10,000 sManiacs; a Jamestown rock ,band that saw major rock n’ roll esuccess during its ongoing 30tyear career. With the exception cof short stint, Ms. Ramsey ehas been the lead singer of y10,000 Maniacs since Natalie dMerchant’s departure from ethe group in 1993. Through it all, John & Mary have created a body of work that displays wonderful songwriting skills and musicianship. Night Lights at The Heron is a seasonal tourism operation

Mary Ramsey and John Lombardo have created five fulllength albums in their 20+ years musical partnership. Lombardo was one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed 10,000 Maniacs. Ms. Ramsey has been the lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs since Natalie Merchant’s departure from the group in 1993.

that is open on Friday and Saturday nights from late July to October 8, 2011. Now in its third season, Night Lights aims to give its guests a colorful lighting journey through the forests. Guests eventually walk to the Café in the Woods, where they can find snacks and beverages, and also take in a performance on

the stage. Simply put, there’s nothing like this place in North America. Gates will open at 8:40 pm and the show will begin at 9:15 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, those 5-12 years old are free. For more information check out www.

Symphony Receives Grant

9 s r Rotary Club of Jamestown Helps Chautauqua Regional Youth y , s “We’re just thrilled and very students are enrolled in CRYS’s performance opening the new . grateful for the support we three orchestras: Prelude Strings season planned for Sunday 0 received from Rotary!” for beginning string musicians, evening, November 20 at t That’s how President Tanya Young Artists Orchestra for SS. Peter and Paul Church in . Anderson expressed the intermediate instrumental downtown Jamestown h reaction of the Chautauqua students, and the Youth   Thanks to a grant from the e Regional Youth Symphony Symphony for highly talented Chautauqua Region Community . (CRYS) board to receiving a and motivated musicians ages Foundation, scholarship money e grant recently from the Rotary 13 through 20. is available to help students who s Club of Jamestown.    All three orchestras are under need tuition assistance. e   Anderson continued, “After a the direction of accomplished   CRYS students are selected s very positive 2010-2011 season, musician and CRYS conductor by teacher recommendation. y we’re adding some new board and music director Bryan Teachers and students who . members this fall and planning Eckenrode. The strings players would like more information , to take on new challenges for of the Youth Symphony about CRYS and its scholarships . next season. Rotary’s support will begin rehearsals on are invited to call (716) r gives a real boost to our efforts!” Saturday, September 17, with 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit .   Each year, up to 100 or more their Chamber Orchestra  

Free Event this Friday Includes Games and Prizes Downtown Jamestown

West Third Street between Washington Street and Cherry Street will be closed from 8am through 4pm for the event this Friday, along with part of Foundry Alley. “We invite all of our community youth to come downtown this Friday and enjoy a free day of activities in conjunction with the weekly farmers market,” said Tiffani Conti, DJDC Special Projects Manager. “This is a great event for our local youth.

Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation will be hosting its 7th Annual Farmer’s Market Youth Day on this Friday, August 26, 2011. This free event will take place from 11:00am-3:00pm during the weekly farmer’s market at 119-121 W Third Street. A variety of activities will be available for free to the local community. The event will be held rain or shine, with activities moving into the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center in the event of rain. West Third Street between Washington Street and Cherry Street will be closed from 8am through 4pm for this event, along with part of Foundry Alley. All vehicles should use Fourth Street or Second Street as an alternative route to reach their destinations. “We invite all of our community youth to come downtown this Friday and enjoy a free day of activities in conjunction with the weekly farmers market,” said Tiffani Conti, DJDC Special Projects Manager. “This is a great event for our local youth. The activities we bring in help promote a healthy lifestyle

and to educate the downtown community about our local agricultural community,” added Conti. The Soil Conservation Service will have their agricultural display and milking cow for those interesting in learning how to milk a cow. There will be a corn box with tractors and rocking horses for the kids to play on. Returning to the Farmers Market Youth Day for the fifth year is the Masonic ID Safety Program, available for toddlers, teens, and seniors. The mission of the Child ID Program is to aid in the safe recovery of a lost or missing child or senior citizen. This program is free of charge and will be set up during the event. The Jamestown Area YMCA will be providing “In It to Win It” games from 12pm-1pm with an appearance by their mascot, the Y-Guy. A free magic show provided by Mike Baron from 1-2pm. Mike has been performing magic for over 40 years. His show ranges from full stage shows with birds and bunnies to close-up magic. Tableside magic is his specialty.

Our very own Jamestown Jammers baseball team mascot, Bubba Grape the Baseball Ape, will be walking around to meet everyone and will be available for photo opportunities. Along with the Hamburgler from McDonald’s distributing Free Parfait coupons. Flippin’ Out Bounce Houses will have an inflatable slide available for kids to enjoy. Rides are $1 for 4 rides or $5 for an all day pass. All proceeds benefit local veterans in a variety of ways including handmade flag boxes. DJDC will be assembling free goodie bags for the first 200 youth day patrons. Businesses and organizations are welcome to include trinkets of any kind in each goodie. Items are to be dropped off at the DJDC offices by 5pm Wednesday or contact DJDC at 664-2477, ext 226. DJDC is looking for additional organizations and businesses to participate in the youth day event by providing a free activity or informational booth. 4H groups are also invited to bring their groups, animals, and displays. There will be two new activities this year at the Farmers Market Youth Day – Kids Eat Local Challenge and the Jamestown Pediatrics 1K Kids Run. The Kids Eat Local Challenge is open to all local youth. They will receive a participation sheet during the Farmers Market Youth Day that will allow them to participate in four to ten different activities involving the use of local produce. The challenge allows kids to learn about fresh foods and where they come from. Three prizes will be awarded at WIC Day at the Market on September 16th. Kid’s age kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in the Jamestown Pediatrics 1K Kids Run. The run will be held on Third Street from Washington Street to Prendergast Avenue. Contact Ashley Anderson at 664-2477, ext 224 to preregister. For more information on visit


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!


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Naughty Dog Saturday, August 27: Smoke House Next Friday, September 2: Jackson Rohm Next Saturday, September 3: New Wave Nation Next Saturday, September 4: Porcelain Bus Drivers Friday, August 26:


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Shows Support of Chautauqua Lake Association & National Marina Day Training Camp for NAHL’s Newest Team Began this Week in Jamestown

Mayville, N.Y. -- Chautauqua Marina recently hosted a National Marina Day celebration. The Chautauqua Lake Association sponsored a table with promotional materials and information about shoreline management. Pictured are Past CLA President Chris Yates (right) and board member Art Webster shown with State Senator Catherine Young. The CLA also exhibited several submerged aquatic plant species with identification labels.

Business Develop. Course

Chautauqua Opportunities Offer Workshops in North & South Counties

Dunkirk, N.Y. – Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. (CODI) and Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI) are working together to offer an informative workshop for budding and established entrepreneurs. “Small Business Essentials” is a 10-week course covering all issues involved in starting a business and making it successful. In Dunkirk, the course begins September 13th and runs every Tuesday evening until November 15th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. located at 17 West Courtney St. For Jamestown, the course begins September 14th and runs every Wednesday evening until November 16th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Laughlin Community Action Center. The interactive workshop covers all aspects of getting a new business up and running including creating a business plan, financial

planning, filing permits, marketing, communications, legal issues, insurance and professionalism in business. It is suitable for both the prospective entrepreneur and for those who have been in business for awhile and want to review important business essentials. “In this workshop, our Business Development Specialist, Carol Ford, will explore what it takes for a business to be successful and also help establish individual determination to see if the prospective business owner(s) have the correct balance of determination and drive to make their business idea(s) come alive,” Robin Smith, COI Community Development Manager said. “The decision to become self-employed is a great responsibility. Therefore, we designed this interactive, step-by-step course, with real world applications to help micro enterprise participants gain an

understanding of what elements are important in a business plan such as: identifying product/ service, choosing a business structure, identifying site needs, government regulations, pricing strategy, sales strategy, financing strategy, industry analysis, market analysis, competitive comparison, resources and tools that are useful with a small business start-up and, above all, techniques to remaining proactive. Ultimately, the prospective business owner(s) will have a completed business plan by the end of the course. The course is $125 and includes the cost of the workbook. Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register early by calling the CODI offices at 661-9430 by noon on Wednesday, September 7th. . The course is partially funded by the Chautauqua Microenterprise Loan Fund Program.

The NAHL’s newest team, the Jamestown Ironmen, hit the ice this Tuesday to begin training camp. Training Camp will be run by Head Coach Dan Daikawa and his staff consisting of Assistant Coach Yugi Iwamoto and Goalie Coach Seth Wolfe. Coach Daikawa played collegiate hockey at the University of Miami from 1991-1993. He then played 11 years professionally in Japan and throughout Europe. After playing, he coached the Miami of Ohio’s club hockey team and he also served as the University’s Assistant Director of Programming at the Gaggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio. Assistant Coach Yugi Iwamoto, a native of Japan; played 20 years in the Japanese Professional Hockey League after he graduated high school. Goalie Coach Seth Wolfe, originally from Pittsburgh, played for one year at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He also played under Head Coach Dan Daikawa for the University of Miami’s Club Hockey Team for two years. Coach Wolfe also spent time in Nashville working with the Predators goalie coach Mitch Korn. Camp begins on August 23, 2011 and will take place on DFT Communications Arena A at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Training Camp is scheduled daily from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and will run until their season opens on September 7, 2011 in Chicago, IL against the Chicago Hitmen.

The NAHL’s newest team, the Jamestown Ironmen, hit the ice this Tuesday to begin training camp. Pictured: Ironmen Head Coach Dan Daikawa addressing the team. Practices are open to the public and also to all media. Head Coach Dan Daikawa will be available for interviews after practices. “All of our players are working hard and are excited to be here,” explained Ironmen Head Coach Dan Daikawa. “Most of our players have been here through the weekend and they have been anxious to hit the ice and get to work.” The players have been in and out of the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena this past weekend as the Arena hosted its annual Summer Sizzle Adult Hockey Tournament. Training camp will resume on Wednesday August 23 and the Ironmen will practice for three days is a row with every fourth

Cancer Society Walk

“Making Strides Against Cancer” Takes Place October 16, Jamestown Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive, inspirational walk that raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research programs, as well as local patient and family service programs. Last year, more than 700 people participated in the event, which raised $65,000. This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will be held on Sunday, October 16th on the Jamestown Community College Campus in Jamestown..     For more information or to participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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day off. Their daily schedule will have them on the ice from 9 am – 12pm followed by a weight room workout. “We got an amazing response from the community to our need for host families, and all of our players will have a home this season,” said Daikawa. Tonight, the Ironmen players that are new to the area will get an opportunity to meet their host families at a team dinner being held at Roberto’s in Jamestown. “Our players and coaching staff are very excited to meet all of our host families tonight,” said Daikawa. “Players that are away from home can’t wait to meet their hosts and see what their new homes will be like.” Practices are open to the media and public.

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French Maestro in Fredonia Nickelodean Stars at Arena World-Renowned Classical Guitarist Vists SUNY September 25 & 26

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music welcomes world renowned classical guitarist, Roland Dyens, for a recital on Sunday, September 25 at 4pm in Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus. $15 general/$10 students. Tickets available at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office: 716-673-3501 or online at tickets. Known for his unfailing open-minded playing and improvisational openings, this French maestro is considered to be the “crème de la crème” of composers/arrangers/guitarists. Dyens is hailed for his ability to seamlessly blend all forms of music into each and every one of his programs. His stage presence, improvised openings and unique relationship with the listeners, undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance. SUNY Fredonia guitar professor, James Piorkowski, commented on the upcoming performance: “I am thrilled that this true one-of-a-kind musician will be returning to our campus. Maestro Dyens is arguably the one guitarist who is unrivaled in the combined skills of improvisation, composition, arranging and performing. To those in the know, Roland is unparalleled in his field, and I mean this globally.” Always transformative events, Roland Dyens’ concerts unfold as personal experiences of emotional awakening for the audience. Inspired by the

musical unity demonstrated in his concerts, audience members will often later use the impact of the artist’s virtuosity and creativity to guide their own perception of music and, more broadly, their lives as well. For those who are unfamiliar with the contours and nuances of classical guitar performance, one often witnesses an inspirational discovery of the instrument and its musical potential, not to mention the pleasure it gives the audience. “I like to call Roland ‘the poet of the guitar,’” said Mr. Piorkowski, “because of his delightful creativity, his sublime nuanced expression and his artistic transparency. It’s exquisite poetry on six strings.” Roland Dyens has a sensitive and colorful approach to the guitar. For a long time now, his music has been an integral part of the instrument’s repertoire, placing him at the heart of a select group of contemporary guitarist/composers who enjoy such a privileged position. His compositions and arrangements are widely performed and highly acclaimed throughout the world. They provide a new breath of life for the guitar as this player and composer never ceases to challenge the limitations of his instrument. “My advice?” added Mr. Piorkowski, “Whatever you do, don’t miss the Fredonia recital of this Parisian wonder.” The growing number of participants and auditors in Roland Dyens’ master classes is surely due to the depth of

French maestro Roland Dyens brings his unparalleled classical guitar performance to SUNY Fredonia September 25, 2011.

his approach which is rich in innovative themes. With a keen sense of quality and emotional strength, his natural ability to communicate with younger generations of guitarists transforms the formality of a master class into a joyful encounter. In addition to the afternoon recital, Dyens will give a free master class at Fredonia on Monday, September 26 at 2pm in Rosch Recital Hall. Roland Dyens, who was quoted as saying that his 2009 visit to SUNY Fredonia was one of his “top three experiences as both a performer and teacher in the USA so far,” teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit music

Shults Supports WCA “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.

#1 Rated Television Program Takes to Stage at JSB Ice Arena, October 21

After three successful months, this past Spring, winning over audiences in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore, the Max & Ruby: Bunny Party stage show is back from a much needed “bunny break.” This live show treasure bounces into Jamestown, NY on Friday October 21, for a 6:30 PM performance at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. For over 3 decades families around the globe have embarked on fun and imaginative adventures with beloved bunny siblings, Max & Ruby. Originating as a best selling book series by critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells, Max & Ruby books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. In 2002, Max & Ruby hit primetime with the creation of their #1 rated animated television show on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Now, Koba Entertainment proudly invites parents and children to come and hop along with Max & Ruby: Bunny Party. It’s a surprise party for someone special and Max and Ruby have a-million-and-one things to do before the big event. Max and Ruby never want quite the same thing and their plans always collide – with hilarious results! Come and be a part of the fun as these two beloved characters try to decide on the perfect gift for their “Super Duper Special Birthday Guest.” Along the way they will encounter some unexpected visitors, including an engaging Robot, a giant Spider, and an adorable Slug. Conceived and directed by Patti Caplette, live stage creator for The Backyardigans, The Doodlebops, and Franklin the Turtle, Max & Ruby: Bunny Party

Conceived and directed by Patti Caplette, live stage creator for The Backyardigans, The Doodlebops, and Franklin the Turtle, Max & Ruby: Bunny Party is an exciting musical adventure that celebrates the universal nature of sibling relationships.

is an exciting musical adventure that celebrates the universal nature of sibling relationships. Who could the mystery guest be? Find out by joining Max and Ruby in this 70-minute, lively theatrical production adorned with exquisite costuming, rich, colorful sets, and original songs by Juno Award winning songwriter, Norman Foote, that are guaranteed to have the whole audience singing along. Tickets for Max & Ruby: Bunny Party in Jamestown, NY go on sale Friday, August 26, 2011. Tickets start at $15 and are available via ExtremeTix ( and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Box Office. For exciting show announcements and ticket information please visit www. About Max & Ruby Live! Max & Ruby: Bunny Party is a brand new live show by Koba Entertainment, the producers behind other memorable

theatrical productions including The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure and Franklin and the Adventures of the Noble Knights. Conceived and directed by Patti Caplette, this 70-minute event is the creative collaboration of a dynamic team of artists including Juno Award winner Norman Foote (music and lyrics), Beth Kates (scenic design), Anne Armit (costume design), and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet wardrobe department. Max & Ruby originated as an enchanting book series by Rosemary Wells and has sold over 3 million books worldwide. Max & Ruby started on television in 2002 and is the #1 rated show on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. It airs daily to an audience of over one million viewers. Max & Ruby’s playful high jinks are enjoyed by children around the world including Canada, The United States, Finland, France and Sweden.

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.

JOHN MARCELLUS & FRIENDS : Friday, September 2 ~ The Floating Stage, Bemus Point, NY

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Cont. From Cover do it this year,” Dalpra said. “But we’re hoping they come back next year.” Before the show, the winning ticket for the Camero Convertible donated by Shuts Auto Group will be selected. (All summer long tickets for


Cont. From Cover hours live music celebrating the great jazz composers of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. The hotel will host musical sets throughout the afternoon beginning on the 16th, and will have morning, afternoon and night shows on the 17th, and a brunch show on the 18th. Shows will include solo, duet, trio, band and vocal formats, featuring the likes of Dan Barrett, Rebecca Kilgore, and The Faux Frenchmen. Jazz impresario Joe Boughton originally established the event at Conneaut Lake in Ohio, and the event The Allegheny Jazz Society


that the music in the park is free. Tickets for the Taste of Fredonia can be purchased on site. Last year’s Red, White, and Blues festival proved to be a great success. “There was a large crowd for the Sauce Boss and a lot of activities in the park. So I’m hoping for the same results.” Burdick would like to thank Robert Basil Chevrolet on Main Street and The Beaver Club on Prospect Street for being major sponsors. She also thanks all the volunteers and area businesses who donated their time and talents. You can find out more about the weekend by going on line and google “Festivals Fredonia.”

the raffle have been selling for $10, raising money for a new emergency room at the WCA hospital in Jamestown, N.Y. The winner can choose between the car on the floating dock or $30,000 cash.) For Bemus alone, the event draws between 5,000 to 10,000 people each year, which produces a $6 million to $7 million impact to the area, Dalpra said. However, the night won’t

be the only time to have some fun: in Westfield a festival will be in high gear to celebrate Labor Day weekend and Light the Lakes. More information can be found at and “The show is a fabulous, high-energy family event,” Dalpra said. “Little kids and seniors alike will love the display.”

originally presented the festival that is now under the sponsorship of the Chautauqua Institution The Athenaeum Hotel has hosted the festival, with sponsorship from the Chautauqua Institution, for the last 14 years. Many celebrities and dignitaries have stayed at the Athenaeum Hotel, including Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, Robert Kennedy, and ten U.S. Presidents beginning with Ulysses S. Grant. The Athenaeum, which was founded in 1881, was one of the first hotels to feature electric lights, and is now listed on the National Historic Register. The Chautauqua Institution, founded by Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent in 1874, is a not-for-profit educational

center covering 750 acres with about 7,500 persons residing at the facilities during a nine-week season. Over 142,000 scheduled public events take place at the institution, and over 8,000 students study art, music, dance, theater, writing skills, and various special interests during the year. Sixth Annual Gathering of the Clans This Saturday in Mayville, NY For more information, call the Athenaeum Hotel at 1-800-821- Saturday, August 26 marks the sixth annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and 1881, or email at athenaeum@ 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 mayvill Lakeside Park, Tickets for the jazz festival start Rout 394 in Mayville. The kick-off party begins at 7 p.m. in the beer and wine garden. at $110 per person for a single event or $300 per person for 3173 route 430 the weekend. Room and ticket B R O O K E B A N B U RY PO Box 329 combinations are available for Bwbanbury@ Bemus Point, NY 14712 the event, starting at $885 for a two-night single occupancy stay, which includes continental UNBELIEVABLE! breakfasts and set numbers of buffets.

Cont. From Cover catch the Blues during the afternoon hours at various establishments, including the White Inn, the East Side Grill, Lil Magill’s, and Muldoon’s. The music continues into the evening at DeJohn’s, 41 West, Muldoon’s, Valentine’s, and at Ellicottville Brewing Company West. The entire village will be devoted to the Blues for the day! Concerning the entertainment, Burdick said about twenty Blues bands will be involved.

Other activities going on the same day include the Taste of Fredonia in the park, where people get to sample foods from area restaurants. This will go from about lunchtime until the food is gone. Then at 4 o’clock, the Sauce Boss returns, as Bill Wharton makes a Cajun-style appearance. He’ll be cooking up a giant pot of gumbo and he will have all the necessary ingredients at his disposal. Burdick said, “He always attracts a crowd. Everyone in the audience gets a free bowl of gumbo.” Bon appetite! Don’t forget to make a stop at the Farmer’s Market, which opens at 9 a.m. Burdick notes

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Fenton Fact: On August 19, 1899 – Governor Theodore Roosevelt attended Chautauqua Institution for National Army Day.

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The Bemus Point Midget Football Cheerleaders had a Car Wash/Bake Sale in honor of Hayley Clark! Hayley is a 2nd grader at Bemus Point Elementary School that suffered a stroke earlier this year. The money raised from the sale went to Hayley. She is also making a donation to the Charity of her choice!!

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The Villager - Lakeside Edition - August 25-31, 2011 - Volume 4, Issue 14  
The Villager - Lakeside Edition - August 25-31, 2011 - Volume 4, Issue 14  

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