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A Complimentary Publication Serving Chautauqua County

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This Weekend: July 6-8 Celebrate with Over 100 Regional Bands

Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point (716) 386-7000 Saturday July 7, 8 pm Eagles Tribute Sunday, July 8, 2:30 pm Eagles Tribute

Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm Chautauqua Lake Idol



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Bemus Point, New York (716) 386-2333 Friday, July 6 Jackson Rohm Saturday, July 7 New Wave Nation

The 21st annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival of 2012, located in Sherman, NY, continues with a great tradition with over 100 performers. The list begins with Donna the Buffalo, The Town Pants and Big Leg Emma, and continues on with Smackdab, The Hindu Cowboys, the Steam Donkeys and The Bogarts (for a complete list log on to The weekend is filled with diverse entertainment including songwriters’ circles, instrumental workshops (make sure to bring your own instrument), dance instruction, and swimming . The gates will open at 9:00am on Friday July 6, but if you happen to not be an early bird, don’t fret! The music will begin at 3:00 pm so you’ll still have plenty of time to arrive a little later and be able to enjoy the festivities. The festival will end on Sunday night, after this no more camping is allowed on the festival grounds. Come join us for a great time at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival from the 6th to the 8th on 2361 Waits Corners Road Sherman, NY 14781. Ticket pricing is available on their website at, along with answers to any other questions.

Chautauqua Idol Lake Contest is Underway at Bemus Bay

Weed Harvesting CLA Receive Funds to Help Lake Maintenance

Stowe, New York (716) 763-1222 (716) 357-6250 Friday, July 13th Scotty McCreery, 8:15pm

Jamestown, New York (716) 484-2624 Friday, July 6th Tiny B, 6-8pm

Andrew Hill, Director of Operations and Programming for Media One Group, which includes WWSE, WJTN, WHUG, WKSN, and WQFX, notes that John Cross and the Babalu Band are back again, and are a big reason for the show’s continuing success. Other highlights this year include the Junior Idol Showcase, for those who are 17 and under.

By Nicholas Pircio WPIG 95.7 FM

Local talent is once again getting a chance to shine on the floating stage at Bemus Point this year, during the ninth edition of Chautauqua Lake Idol. All

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shows are on Monday nights at 6:30, from now through July 30th, with the finals night set for August 20th. Back around 1978, a Central New York radio station put on what they called the “Boing Show,” based on the once-popular “Gong Show.” Unlike that now (almost entirely?) See IDOL page 8

The 2nd Annual Tour de Zonta will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2012. This fun bike ride is open to individuals and families of all ages and abilities. Proceeds from the event will benefit “Lily’s Hope”, a Zonta Club of Jamestown project that provides free wigs, turbans, hats and scarves to women residing in Chautauqua County who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Author Book Signing ... Page 5 Chuck Spinner retired in 2002 after a 33 year teaching career in the Cleveland, Ohio area (Parma City Schools and Shaker Heights City Schools). In 1996 he and his wife of 41 years, Patrice, bought a cottage in Ashville and in 2006 they moved there permanently.  Since his retirement Chuck has written two books. 

By John Thomas, Staff Writer The Chautauqua County Legislature recently voted for additional funding for weed harvesting operations managed by the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA). The non-profit organization’s primary objective over the last six decades has been to control a variety of native species

of sub-aquatic vegetation including persistent types like Eurasian Milfoil that have become established in Chautauqua Lake. According to CLA President Chris Yates, the invasive weeds found their way into the lake from boats and the See WEED page 9

Midway Park Lights This Friday, July 6 Enjoy an Extra Long Evening of Old Fashioned Fun By Sharon Turano

The Rotary Club of Jamestown issued a $5,000 grant to the Chautauqua Lake Association to help defray expenses for equipment needed to remove debris collected from the shoreline of the lake by the many helpful individuals, residents and volunteer groups who participated. (See more photos, back cover.)

Current conditions are having an immediate and possibly long term negative impact on the use of lake and its value to homeowners, visitors and recreational users. Currently, the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) is the only non-profit, private organization active in lake maintenance; this is a role fulfilled since the organization’s founding in 1953..

Those who remember the thrill of viewing amusement rides with all of their lights on will have the chance to experience that again Friday, July 6 at one of the area’s oldest parks. Midway Park Manager Kate Gross said all of the park’s rides will be lit for a special evening session when the park will be open from noon to 9 p.m. July 6. “We are trying to give our customers new experiences,” she said, adding riding under the lights is usually reserved for July 4. “We thought another special night would be a great

addition to our schedule,” she said. The schedule is already full of special events that include: a car seat check with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Park Police from noon to 3 p.m. July 18 and Aug. 6; jugglers from 2 to 4 p.m. July 15; a magician from 2 to 4 p.m. July 22; a skeeball tournament for the Friends of Midway Park July 29; face painting from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4; Mike the Balloon Guy from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 and a Labor Day car show. No matter which fits patrons’ pallet, Ms. Gross welcomes all, beginning with the July 6 lights-on event. “Come enjoy a picnic in the park or

dinner in the concession stand, try your hand at a game of skeeball in the arcade and ride under the lights on the Tilt-AWhirl (until) we close,” she said. The park was established in 1898 as a trolley park, and is one of the nation’s oldest continually-operating parks. Located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, its first owners built playing fields, tennis, bathhouses and a dance hall to entice people to ride the trolley. Now owned by New York State, its website reports the park “offers the same family-friendly atmosphere tht visitors have come to love.” See MIDWAY page 9

Don’t miss the Craft Show at Chautauqua Institution Friday, July 6, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, July 8, 12 noon - 5 pm For more information visit: or call 716-673-5479

DUELING PIANOS: July 10 ~ Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York

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Publisher’s Word “Where Else Would You Rather Be?” This time of year, it’s difficult to look out over the shores of Chautauqua Lake and not wish to be “out there.” The water beckons you, and the scenery is simply second-to-none. Could you think of a more relaxing way to while away the daytime hours, or watch an incredible sunset? So what if the lawn gets a little longer, or the dishes sit in the sink for a few more hours – this is summer in Chautauqua County and we all know it’s not exactly the longest season of the year (or maybe it just seems that way). I just love sitting on the front

porch of The Lenhart and rocking away the afternoon with a few “Dark and Stormies.” The flotilla of boats out of Bemus Point put on quite a show for those of us who are shoreline bound. Fishermen, water skiers, cruisers and party bargers all seem to be having such a great time. That’s the way it is with boaters – eat, drink and make merry. Take advantage of all Mother Nature has bestowed upon us, here in this most beautiful corner of NYS. Enjoy a tour on the water – you’ll be better for it! Until next week… JZ

Rotary Helps Clean Shoreline Rotary Club of Jamestown Donates $5,000 Grant and Help to CLA

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JAMESTOWN - The Rotary Club of Jamestown teamed with the Chautauqua Lake Association Saturday June 30 to begin an Adopt-A-Shoreline program on Chautauqua Lake to rid the lakefront of weeds and accumulated shoreline debris. The Rotary Club of Jamestown issued a $5,000 grant to the Chautauqua Lake Association to help defray expenses for equipment needed to remove debris collected from the shoreline of the lake by the many helpful individuals, residents and volunteer groups who participated. Initially the project was

to encompass Lakewood, Mayville, Celoron and Bemus Point shorelines – however the work on June 30 focused from the beachfront at the Hare ‘n Hounds, the Italian Fisherman, the Bemus Point condos, the Lenhart and the Bemus Point Village Beach, the Casino and the Village Park. Many volunteer groups and individuals participated including employees of the Italian Fisherman, the Lenhart and the Casino, residents and owners of the Bemus Bay Condominiums, Village officials and residents, members of the Bemus Point United Methodist

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Season 10 American Idol winner has few solo dates throughout the summer and the Chatauqua Institution is one of them. July 13 at 8:15 pm come an enjoy An Evening with Scotty McCreery at the Amphitheater.

Friday, July 13 at 8:15 pm. At the amphitheater at the Chatauqua Institution. 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has burst upon the country music scene. America fell in love with Scotty in 2011 when he appeared on American Idol and immediately made a name for himself with his deep and undeniably country voice, strong sense of self, smalltown roots, and unwavering

integrity and conviction. In May, he won Season Ten of American Idol when a record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for the finale and nearly 39 million people tuned in to see the winner’s name announced. This 18-year old with the amazing voice has just completed the Virtual Reality World Tour with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry. He has been nominated for the 2012 American Country

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Starts Off With A Bang

Lake Night at the Movies

Comedy Showcase, July 13

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Panama Rocks in the Ranks

  The Chamber is partnering with TexTivia as a way to leverage social media to drive more traffic Names Nature Park #1 Attraction in County to members and to help increase their sales.  At the same time, the Panama Rocks is Chautauqua sedimentary rock that extend ash, beech, black cherry, elm, red contest helps to highlight local County’s premier nature park, in about half a mile and reach maple, and sugar maple. talented photographers. The rock formations are operation since 1885. Located upwards of 60 feet tall - one of the    TexTivia also provides online at 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama, largest of its kind in the world! surrounded by a one mile long sweepstakes and coupon New York 14767. Panama Grotesque roots snake down the hiking trail (self guided - off-trail services.  Their products are Rocks is ranked number 1 of rocks and delicate ferns, mosses, exploring is allowed).  The trail available to all businesses in 21 attractions in Chautauqua and lichens add to Panama at Panama Rocks is not difficult Chautauqua County, and are County by Rock’s unique, jungle-like and people of all ages can enjoy offered to Chamber members at Come explore an enchanting charm.  The forest at Panama it, but it and strollers.  We ask a discounted price.  Additional world of towering rocks, deep Rocks is recognized and included that guests watch their step, rules are available on the crevices and passageways, in The Sierra Club’s Guide to the don’t run, and supervise children Chamber’s Facebook page. cool, cavernous dens, and small Ancient Forests of the Northeast.  carefully. caves!  The rock formations are The park is home to 300+ year For more information contact: a unique outcrop of 300 million old hemlocks, and other species July 23-29, 2012, Dunkirk New York years old quartz conglomerate of venerable trees, including or (716) 782-2845.

taken in Chautauqua County to be eligible. Once a photo is uploaded to the site, the photographer can encourage friends to like the Chamber page and vote for their picture. The winners will be chosen by a guest panel from the top ten vote getters.  The contest will continue through Labor Day, and winners will be announced in October.  All prizes will be awarded in Shoptauqua Gift Checks as follows:  $350 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place.

Chautauqua Co. Fair

Greenlandic Immersion Clinic July 8 at Evergreen Outfitters

Greenlandic Immersion Clinic afternoon, we will be exploring Cost: $325 for the full weekend Music New Artist and released Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 9am all levels of Greenland rolling. includes materials needed. $175 his first album Clear As Day. at Evergreen Outfitters, 4845 There will be an opportunity for for one day includes all materials Clear As Day explores the bigRoute 474, Ashville, NY 14710. some folks to try Greenlandic needed; $100 for morning philosophies and small details Evergreen Outfitters is proud Skin on Frame kayaks aw well session OR afternoon session that define life in America,to be hosting Cheri Perry and as tuiliqs and paddles. This class only, includes all materials especially the small towns thatTurner Wilson for a full weekend is ideal for beginners to expert, needed. can sometimes feel confining toof Greenlandic paddling. For more information and we can teach and challenge all teens with a powerful wanderlust Spend the morning learning skills sets. to sign up, contact Addie at for places unseen. With songsall about the Greenland paddle Class size is limited to 8 Evergreen Outfitters @ 716such as “Out of Summertime,”and its wide variety of strokes, participants for each day, sign up 763-2266 or addiechad@ “Write My Number On Yourturning, bracing and forward. The for both classes or just one day. Hand” and “You Make That Look Good,” the album depicts the intoxicating excitement of the coming-of-age years, such as the anticipation of Friday nights, the intrigue of meeting a pretty Italian Fisherman Showing: Just Go With It July 10 girl and the thrill of exchanging class rings. Come and enjoy a movie on the big screen with friends and family! All movies are FREE The album is a collection of and are shown from both sides of the Floating Stage. Sound broadcast on 104.9 FM appealing songs with universal Enjoy some freshly popped popcorn and refreshments along beautiful themes, whether they’re Chautauqua Lake! What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening! exploring topics such as girls, (Rain dates for all movies are on Wednesdays) family dinners or the Bible. “I chose these songs because they mean a lot to me, but I think everybody can also relate to them,” Scotty says. He has accepted a few solo “Everything is Ours” at Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution dates this summer and one of them is at Chautauqua. Thursday, July 12th beginning funny contemporary comedy of interns, each other. But when Tickets may be purchased atat 8 pm, Friday, July 13th manners, Beckwith’s Everything Elsie, a newly orphaned 10 year for $40.00 andbeginning at 4 pm, and Saturday, is Ours explores the twenty- old conceived from an egg Sara preferred seating is available. July 15th beginning at 2:15 pm. something generation’s state of donated in college lands on their Tickets are on sale for $15 at alienation in the face of success. doorstep--everything is turned Thanks to their billion-dollar upside down as they figure out Everything is Ours by Nikole Internet idea, Sara and Mitch once and for all what is theirs Beckwith is a smart, supremely have it all-disposable wealth, and what is not.

Summer Photo Contest

  With a number of photos posted already, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce online photo contest is off to a tremendous start.  The contest uses cutting edge social media technology which was developed in Dunkirk through Chamber member TexTivia, which is housed in the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator.    The contest is taking place on the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook. com/ChautauquaChamber.  Photographs must have been

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DUELING PIANOS: July 10 ~ Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York

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Boating Classes Offered

NYS State Approved Safe Boating Classes July 15- Chautauqua Marina Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 9:30am to 5:30pm at Chautauqua Marina, 104 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757. 8 Hour - safe boating class for ages 10 through adult, meeting

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requirements of New York State Safe Boating Program. All day class held at Chautauqua Marina. About the Trainer: Debi Clementi is a New York State

Certified Instructor. $39.00 per person plus $8.00 for instruction book Register by phone at 716753-0409 or email us at

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Live at the Met Encore Les Contes D’Hoffman at the Fredonia Opera House

Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Fredonia Opera House A live broadcast of the production from the renowned Metropolitan Opera. Bartlett Sher’s 2009 production stars Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role of this fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffman. The production’s run time is 3 hours

Free MAPS Bird Banding Audubon Center and Sanctuary July 14

Up Close & Personal

Chuck Spinner: Local Author Book Signing, July 19 - Jackson Center

Chuck Spinner Naperville, Illinois train wreck Thomas is a wildlife biologist B y S tella H ovey along with uncovering the for the U.S. Forest Service histories of the 45 victims who Northern Research Station’s Chuck Spinner, after were involved. Forestry Sciences Laboratory retiring from a 33-year teaching Mr. Spinner will be in Irvine, PA. Now certified by career, moved to Ashville, New hosting a book signing on the North American Banding Council, in 2005 she learnedYork and wrote two novels Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the how to band and has bandedentitled A Book of Prayers: To Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 over 3000 birds since. Thomasthe Heavens from the Stars and East Fourth Street in Jamestown, established a banding programmore recently, The Tragedy New York. He will also be at The Arboretum at Penn Stateat Loomis Street Crossing. speaking at both 9:30am and and has participated in bandingIn A Book of Prayers, Mr. again at 6:30pm. There will be programs for Audubon and theSpinner compiled a collection refreshments served after each Roger Tory Peterson Institute. of beautiful and empowering talk during the book signing Audubon is an excellentprayers that were boasted as period and there is a $5.00 location for a MAPS station.favorites by 118 celebrities. In admission fee. Please join us for One of the most unusual “catches” to date was two Greathis new book, The Tragedy at the unveiling of Mr. Spinner’s crested Flycatchers. Bird bander Emily Thomas is shown The Sanctuary houses a diverseLoomis Street Crossing, Spinner new and exciting book! Hope to holding them just prior to their release. Photo taken by Terry array of habitats includingsheds light on the devastating see you there! many wet areas interspersed LeBaron. with small conifer plantations Saturday, July 14, 2012 (Rain Audubon is one of hundreds of and deciduous forests. The date: Sunday); 7:00am-noon at stations collecting data on more area is home to many species the Pavilion field at Jamestown than 200 bird species for the of breeding birds including Audubon Center and Sanctuary. Monitoring Avian Productivity house wrens, gray catbirds, It is FREE however donations and Survivorship (MAPS) yellow warblers, common are greatly appreciated. Program, a bird banding project yellowthroats, swamp sparrows, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Host Kickboxing Event July 14 Reservations not required. to learn about the breeding and red-winged blackbirds. Walk-ins welcome. behaviors of birds. The research The ten mist nets scattered entering the tournament, please You are invited to witness a involves capturing birds in thin throughout the southwest corner contact Gaffar Adam at (716) national study of bird behavior. “mist” nets, gathering data and of the sanctuary allow scientists 487-2392. There will be a fee for On Saturdays throughout the fitting each with a metal band to capture, band, and process spectators to watch the daytime summer the public can observe that has a unique identification these breeding birds. tournaments; $10 presale and ornithologist Emily Thomas number, then releasing the Observers are reminded to dress $15 the day of. band birds at the Audubon bird. Each time a banded bird for the weather. If you want to go   The day’s events will be Center and Sanctuary as part of is recaptured, scientists learn with the ornithologists to check finished off with a Kickboxing the continent-wide MAPS bird a bit more about where birds the nets, you will probably want show beginning at 7:30 PM. banding program. go, how long they stay at their muck boots! There will be 12 fights on the This opportunity is free, but You can join Thomas to learn destinations, and other data. card featuring fighters traveling how scientists capture, band, Begun in 1989, the MAPS donations are appreciated. from up to seven hours away. and release birds for research Program is one of many run by Reservations are not required. Some of the individuals that will purposes. Bird bandings are the Institute for Bird Populations, The Audubon Center and be competing will include Sean scheduled for Saturdays June based in California. More Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Connor, Joseph Goyette, Marcus 2, 16, 23 and 30, July 14 and information about the Institute Road, off Route 62 between Cuevas, Tyler Sanders, Brian and Warren, 21, and August 4. The nets will and the MAPS Program can be Jamestown The first kickboxing event at Jamestown Savings Bank Burham, Josh Wolff and Monte Pennsylvania. be opened at 6 a.m. and close found at For more information, callArena will be held Saturday, July 14. The all day event will Swilling. The entire card should at noon. In case of rain, the With Bachelor’s and Master’s finish conclude with 12 fights on the card beginning at 7:30 be filled out by July 1 and will bandings will take place the next degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries (716) 569-2345 or visit be available on jamestownarena. day (Sunday). Science from Penn State, Emily com and on the Arena facebook at The Jamestown Savings event at the Arena and our first page Bank Arena has teamed with event of this magnitude in the JamestownSavingsBankArena.   Kickboxing tickets are set at AG Combat Sports Promotions Jamestown area.” to host an all day Karate and   This all day event will kick off $28 for front row and $18 for Grappling Show capped off by with dual Open Karate and Open reserved floor. There will also be Big City Summer Concert Series a Kickboxing event on Saturday Grappling tournaments running a general admission bowl ticket FREE! FREE! FREE! The Big City Series will take place outdoors on the patio behind July, 14. simultaneously throughout the for $12 presale and $17 the day the Jamestown Arena every Friday from 6pm - 8pm, and will be FREE to the public. 6/22   “We are very excited to be at day. It will also include an array of the event. Tickets for the both - Sean Patrick McGraw, 6/29 - Jackson Rohm, 7/6 - Tiny B, 7/13 - 100 Proof Justice, 7/20 - the Jamestown Savings Bank of different vendors and will be daytime and evening events will Cindy Love Haight, 7/27 - Mosaic Foundation, 8/3 - The Town Pants, 8/10 - Jack the Dog, Arena,” said Gaffar Adam of the first event of its kind to come be available at jamestownarena. 8/17 - The Bogarts, 8/24 - TBA AG Combat Sports Promotions. to Jamestown and the Southern com beginning at 10AM on “This will be the first kickboxing Tier. For more information on Friday June 21.

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Chautauqua Lake Estates Condo

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

Lakefront 3 Bedroom & 2 Bath

Bemus Point on 2 acres

345 Crossman St, Jamestown, NY Bill Burley 716-720-1321 $68,900

ERA Team VP Real Estate Host Benefit for ALSA & MDA-ALS

Lakefront & Resort Properties


50’ of Waterfront

Owner Financing Option

Agents of Hope Benefit

Charming 3BR cottage w/open floor plan. Wrap porch & lake views Becky Colburn $189,000

Newer 3 BR, 2 BA lakefront home in Warner Bay. Large windows! Becky Colburn $325,000

7BR remodeled Bemus Pt home. 4 BR LKWD home, 90’lakefont. Large wrap around porch & boat house 120’ lakefront, 1.28 acres. HW flrs Debbie Rowe $995,000 Becky Colburn $886,000

2 original, well maintained cottages on 115’ lakefont. Walk to ferry. Jane Grice $350,000

Bayberry Landing Units #8, #11 Lake views & docking! Karen Dolce $151,000 - $175,000

2BR, 2BA home min. to Bemus 2BR, 2BA four seasons Lakewood 4BR Bemus Pt home, breathtaking 2BR, 2BA yr round Bemus Pt home. Pt. 110’ lakefromt! Private large lot cottage, 66.6ft lakefront, 174ft deep lake views, lrg deck. 1st flr master 90’lakefront & dock. lake views Michael Flowers $239,225 Michael Flowers $349,000 Wayne Weaver $259,000 Wayne Weaver $279,900

4BR, 3BA home, 5 acres, 1.5 acre stocked pond! Completely rebuilt Jane Grice $395,000

4BR, 5.5BA Bemus Pt private lakefront haven! 120’ of lakefront Jane Grice $849,000

Great Starter Close to School & Park 340 Baker St, Jamestown, NY $59,000

1 Acre Lot Lake Rights & Dock

7.7 acre lakefront lot w/ 1286’ of lakefront! Prime location! Wayne Weaver $699,900

4BR, 2.5BA Bemus Pt home. Gour- 5BR Northside Jamestown Classic 3BR, 2.5BA townhome @Chau- One of a kind 6,000+sq’ home. 2.7 4BR, 2.5BAPrendergast Point home on 86’lakefront & beautiful views! acres. Gardens & guest house met kitchen. 3 acres, inground pool Tudor. 4,000+sq.ft. Hardwood, 4FPs tauqua Institution. Move in Ready Karen Goodell $539,000 Karen Goodell $779,000 Dale Sandberg $257,000 Dale Sandberg $172,000 Dale Sandberg $339,000

2530 Rt 394, Ashville $79,900

Victorian Beauty with plenty of room to grow 73 Frew Run Road $126,521

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: July 9-10 ~ Merritt Estate Winery, Forestville, New York

Debbie Rowe Associate Broker 716-640-6507

Becky Colburn Salesperson 716-499-3054

Dale Sandberg Salesperson 716-397-8226

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Jane Grice

Associate Broker 716-499-9552

Karen Goodell Associate Broker 716-789-2165

Michael Flowers Associate Broker 716-450-1336

Karen Dolce Salesperson 716-665-9355

MUSIC ON THE PIER: July 7 ~ City Pier Park, Dunkirk New York

Wayne Weaver Associate Broker 716-664-1339

July 5 - 12, 2012 ~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~ Page 9

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forgotten contest, Chautauqua Lake Idol searches for real local talent. SE-93 Radio will feature nineteen singers chosen after two open auditions held at the Chautauqua Mall. That’s according to Andrew Hill, Director of Operations and Programming for Media One Group, which includes WWSE, WJTN, WHUG, WKSN, and WQFX. On Monday, July 9th, you should head on over to the Point for the second Crooners Night. The singers must pick a song to perform from “A Crooner.” Perhaps there’s a new take on an old Bing favorite? How about “Sing to Me Mr. C,” by Perry Como? Well, something a bit more modern could certainly fit the bill. Hill explains that July 16th is “Voice Night,” a nice twist to feature artists from “The Voice.” No, it’s not Frank Sinatra, but

rather from the competition show of “American Idol”. The singers must pick a song from the works of Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, or Maroon 5. The band U-2 is the focus of the July 23rd program, where the SE 93 singers will need to pick a U2 song. The night of Monday, July 30th, is when the singers will perform two songs, one from Queen, and the other song from an 80’s punk rock group. Is there anyone up for a little Ramones? Chautauqua Lake Idol wraps up on Monday August 20th, when one of the three finalists will be chosen as the winner. This year’s program features a new wrinkle. “The audience will have the opportunity to ‘save’ a singer, right then and there,” according to Andrew Hill. He says that audience members will get a chance to text the judges as to whom they would like to see perform the following week. “The volunteer panel of judges will still pick the winner on finals night. They are a great group of judges, each with their


own talents and opinions. They work very well as a team and are perfect for this competition.” Hill notes that John Cross Cont. From Cover and the Babalu Band are back again, and are a big reason for the show’s continuing success. boat trailers bringing them in Other highlights this year include from different lakes. “The the Junior Idol Showcase, for boats were not washed off those who are 17 and under. before being launched into They were selected during an Chautauqua Lake and the weeds audition process held in June took hold,” he said. “Eurasian after a Jamestown Jammers milfoil is of the most aggressive game. There is no prize, but it’s of the non-native species and a great way to showcase some once established can be nearly imposable to eradicate. In up and coming talent. previous years, only two Hill notes that most of this year’s singers are female. methods have proven effective “We decided to take the best in removing some of the subsingers and offer the best surface weeds: direct harvesting talent possible to our audience. of the weeds from below the We did not want to just pick lake’s surface and promoting singers based upon gender.” growth of native species of Chautauqua Lake Idol is herbivores like moths, weevils, again hosted and produced caddis flies in the lake.” A Sub-Aquatic Vegetation by on-air radio personality, Andrew Hill. The program Management Plan is under is a joint effort between development the Chautauqua Management the Bemus Point Pops and Lake Media One Group. For more Commission. The plan will information, visit the www. outline best practices and, or appropriate longer-term control methods for managing weeds. call 716-487-1151. An $80,000 grant from the county will provide funds to continue the on-going process of harvesting weeds.

Fly In Pancake Breakfast Dunkirk Aviation Offers $5 Pancake Breakfast July 8

Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 8am to 12pm at the Dunkirk Aviation, 3389 Middle Road, Dunkirk, NY 14048. Rotary International $5 pancake breakfast w/ eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Aircraft on display, airplane rides, famous basket raffle and arts and crafts show Always the 2nd Sunday in July! For more information go to or call 716366-6938.

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Westfield Farmers Market Local meat, produce, and wines available

Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 9 am to 2 pm on Route 394 and 20, Westfield. A New York Producers certified market, meaning that meats, produce and goods offered are regionally grown or made and fresh from the farm. Featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, apples, peaches, and more, plus Amish woven baskets, woodcraft, hand-made soaps, jams, jellies and other canned items. Local wineries are also showcased each week, offering wine samples. Open every Saturday & participating in FMNP, WIC and the EBT programs.

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It offers a vintage carousel, mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, games, picnic shelters and free boat docking.

“The additional funding will take us from half strength to three-quarters strength,” Yates said. The money will provide for staffing and crew for the equipment that performs the CLA’s harvesting operations. Another $20,000 must be raised through private donations in order for the association to receive the money from the county. We are most appreciative of the hard work of the Chautauqua County Legislature, the County Executive and the Department of Planning and Economic Development to realize this additional funding for the CLA.” Under current acceptable control methodologies the harvesting of sub aquatic vegetation (weeds) must be repeated every year. “This year we experienced earlier growth of both native and invasive species of weeds,” Yates said. “This precipitous growth was due to the warm weather and exceptionally mild winter. This, along with a lack of ice cover on the lake, allowed the weeds to start growing early.” Additional factors also lead to uncontrolled growth according to Yates. “Phosphorus and nitrogen run off, erosion

and sediment from streams and creeks provide food for the weeds. The association traditionally does not harvest under after June 1st, until several species of sport fish have a chance to spawn and grow within the weeds. If left uncontrolled the weeds could choke out other native species of plant life that the lakes fish need for food. During its nine-week season last year the association removed about 4,000 tons of weed from the lake.” The Chautauqua Lake Association is dedicated to providing effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. The CLA promotes and facilitates the ongoing scientific study of the lake and its surrounding ecosystem and cooperates with local, state and federal lake management programs, associations and regulatory agencies. Additionally, they educate the community about the lake’s ecosystem and environmental lake management practices. The CLA is currently accepting donations to maintain operations and can be made at www.chautauqualake. org or by calling 763-8602.

The Friends of Midway State Park is a non-profit group of park supporters that began in 2010 to work with the state to promote, preserve and maintain the park. Volunteers work on projects including raising funds for the park. So far, they have revived the July 4 fireworks tradition at the park, restored passenger cars on its Cho-Cho Miniature

Train, acquired and displayed a 1957 pony tractor and raised $4,000 to restore the park’s 1946 Herschell carousel, reports the friends’ website. Group members will next set sites on restoring the train’s locomotive and train station, Sky Fighters Ride and carousel roundhouse. To learn more about the group, visit

Couples Golf Tournament July 14 Tournament to benefit the HITS Foundation

Mr. Patrick Kaleta, Forward for the Buffalo Sabres, started the HITS Foundation (Helping Individuals To Smile) in 2009 to help underprivileged individuals participate in sports. HITS Foundation is assisting in funding and operating a new sports complex in the Souther Tier, bring the game of hockey and other organized sports

activitis to a rural setting. On Saturday July 14, 2012, the HITS Foundation is holding its First Annual Couples Golf Tournament at the Concord Crest Golf Course, in East Concord, NY. We hope that your group can participate in the tournament. This is meant to be for FUN! There are a number of non-

golfers participating. So bring your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, son, daughter or coworker. Please visit the HITS Foundation’s website for the tournament’s complete details at and click on Events. We hope to see you at the tournament, as your participation is vital to our success.

SHOP • Lakewood Open Late Thursdays *Music in the Gazebo Lakewood Beach

1st Visit Free! Also enjoy Tea & a Healthy Smoothie

Daily breakfast & lunch specials.


108 Chautauqua Ave. Lakewood Fish Fry Fridays 4-8pm 763-3663

MUSIC ON THE PIER: July 7 ~ City Pier Park, Dunkirk New York

DUELING PIANOS: July 10 ~ Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York



Chautauqua County

Rotary Club of Jamestown Helps Clean Shoreline Rotary Club of Jamestown Donates $5,000 Grant and Time to CLA


No Better Place Than Chautauqua Lake Scenes from Around the Lake Last Weekend

Photos/Martha Pashley

The Villager ~ Chautauqua Lakeside


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