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Independent Bookstore Day CHQ. Co. Rails to Trails Unique Shops Celebrate in Unique Ways, April 29

27 Miles of Trails that were Once Railroad Tracks

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS Saturday, April 15 • 9am – 5pm Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop A Slice of Heaven Alpacas, Randolph CHILDREN’S HAPPY EASTER PARTY Saturday, April 15 • 12 – 3:30pm Grape Discovery Center, Westfield EASTER DINING CELEBRATION Sunday, April 16 • 11am – 2:30pm

Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, Mayville

MUD CAMP Monday, April 17 • 9am – 3pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown ENDING ANXIETY & FATIGUE-FREE WORKSHOP Tuesday, April 18 • 7pm Barkstrom Natural Health & Acupuncture - 500 Pine St. Jamestown Please call 716-665-5015 to register. EARTHFEST Wednesday, April 19 • 11am – 1pm JCC, Jamestown WINE PAIRING DINNER Wednesday, April 19 • 6 – 9pm The White Carrot, Mayville MOVIES AT THE REG - GET OUT Wednesday, April 19 • 7 – 8:44pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown MARTZ OBSERVATORY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, April 19 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Martz Observatory, Frewsburg THE WEILERS’ EVOLUTION: A FATHER AND SON’S ARTISTIC JOURNEY Fri., Apr. 21 • 10am – Sun., Jul. 2 • 4pm Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown WINE AND CHEESE WEEKEND Friday, April 21 • 12 – 5pm Saturday, April 22 • 12 – 5pm Sunday, April 23 • 12 – 5pm Lake Erie Wine Country Sheridan, NY to North East PA

By Lori Humphreys Off the Beaten Path Bookstore (OBP ) in Lakewood is Chautauqua County’s indie bookstore.

By Mary Seger What better way to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29 than by supporting your local independent bookstore? Lakewood residents are extraordinarily lucky to have one

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Jamestown Joins the Celebration May 13

Local Beekeeper Speaks of the Benefits of Raw Honey

JAZZFEST Friday, April 21 • 7pm JCC, Jamestown MOVIES AT THE REG - KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Friday, April 21 • 7 – 8:32pm

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Day Trippin’: Noble Winery

Interesting Setting on a Well Named Road... Pg. 7

Stop three on our recent Lake Erie Wine trail mini tour was the Noble Winery on Hardscrapple Road Westfield, NY. Now from my thinking any place that is on a road called Hardscrapple had to be interesting and entertaining. And this place did not disappoint. The Noble Winery building sits atop the hill overlooking their grape vineyard.

Make Your Own Cheese!

Simple Steps to Making Your Own Cheese at Home..Pg 4 Spring time is all about fresh tasting cheese with silky texture. Why not make your first simple fresh cheese using simple ingredients that may already be available in your refrigerator and in your pantry

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National Train Day

The Buzz about Bees

7TH ANNUAL DINING IN THE DARK Hosted by Chautauqua Blind Association Friday, April 21 • 6 - 9 pm Chautauqua Suites Hotel, Mayville Reservations required (716) 664-6660 or on-line

At the Creamery:

right on Chautauqua Avenue, in the heart of the Village. Off the Beaten Path Bookstore (OBP) is Chautauqua County’s indie bookstore selling new and used books, children’s toys, and a host of other treasures.

When Chautauqua Rails to Trails (CR2Trails) president Jim Fincher says, “Take a hike” he is welcoming and urging county residents to walk, run, bike, ride a horse, snow shoe or cross country ski on the 27 miles of trails which were once railroad tracks. Judy Takats and Eileen Campbell, Chautauqua County Rails to Trails and Chautauqua County Hiking Club members, are translating that suggestion

into a hiking experience for all ages. They have joined to lead a program of hikes on the trails the third Saturday morning of each month -rain or shine. On April 15, at 10:30am they will lead participants on a three to four mile hike beginning at Prospect Station to Woleben Road. Everyone, from babies in strollers to seniors are welcome. It’s a great way to banish the tax time blues. Fincher, Takats and Campbell

By Kathleen McCarthy On a short drive into the hills above Chautauqua Lake between Hartfield and Stockton one discovers a modest “HONEY HUT” at 6410 Beech Hill Road, where Clark Scriven produces raw unfiltered honey, bee pollen and natural skin products from bees wax. His farm, known as Scriven’s Sugar Bush & Honey Farm has a history going back to his grandfather and uncle. This property was the former Beech Hill School #2, on Chautauqua County maps between 1854 and 1916. Clark has been raising bees and making products on site since 1985. After retiring from Belknap Business Forms around 1993 he keeps busy with his passion for bees and his interest in the health benefits as well as the creative use See “BEES” Page 9

National Train Day in Jamestown with the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.

By, Lee Harkness

which commemorates the pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, This year Jamestown will be Utah which signaled the completion hosting it’s fifth annual National of the first Continental Railroad. Train Day on May 13, 2017. This AMTRAK instituted this holiday is the second Saturday of the month and is the closest day to May 10 See “TRAIN” Page 9

City Easter Egg Hunt

Allen Park Hosts 70th Annual Event April 15

3D Printing at Library

Create Your Own Objects at Prendergast

The City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has scheduled the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to take place at 10:30am on Saturday, April 15th at Allen Park. This free event will be held in the upper level of the park where the playgrounds are located. That area will then be divided into three separate age groups: children 9 to 12 years of age, children 5 to 8 years of age and children 4 and under. An announcement will be made by Thursday, April 13th if park conditions require the event be moved inside the Allen Park Ice Rink. Over 3,000 eggs filled with candy will be “hidden” in the Hunt area. In addition, 36 toy prize eggs and two Gold and two Silver eggs will be hidden.  The Silver and Gold egg prizes are sponsored through a donation in memoriam of Mark Hess. The Child Advocacy Program is donating 6 stuffed animals to be given

In this day and age people are capable of breathing life into their ideas in so many different ways. If someone cannot physically make something, now you can plug it into a computer and have it do all the work for you. At the Jamestown’s James Prendergast public library everybody can use its 3D printer and create whatever they can dream of. Three-dimensional printing, also called additive manufacturing, is the synthesizing of an object by laying down numerous successive layers of various

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By, Brady Wesp

National Alpaca Farm Days : April 15th : A Slice of Heaven Alpacas, Randolph

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Easter Egg Hunt!

70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park in Jamestown

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? Looking to take the children or grandchildren to an Easter Egg Hunt. Several municipalities will be hosting an event. Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation department will host their 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am on Saturday April 15th at Allen Park in Jamestown. The event is free for children ages 4-12. Over 3,000 eggs filled with candy will be hidden, and

much more. For information contact Jamestown Parks and recreation. 716-483-7523. The Village of Celoron, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association and the Loyal Order of Moose #2587 will host their annual event also on Saturday April 15th in the Lucille Ball Memorial Park. This event is free. Registration begins at 9am. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 9:30 and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10. For information contact The Village of Celoron 716487-4175. This is just a couple of events

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“Give Your Heart the Rest it Needs”

What does a good night’s sleep have to do with heart health? When you sleep, your heart rate and blood pressure go down, which gives your heart a needed bit of rest. Without sleep, your mind and body are more stressed, putting an extra load on your heart and making it likely that you’ll crave high-calorie foods that lead to weight gain. How much sleep do you need? Experts recommend 7-8 hours of sleep per night for adults and closer to 9-10 hours per night for children and teens. This health tip provided by your Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services: 866-604-6789

Dining in the Dark

CHQ Blind Association 7th Annual Fundraiser April 21st The Chautauqua Blind Association presents their 7th annual fundraising and awareness event on Friday April 21st at The Chautauqua Suites in Mayville New York. Dining in the Dark is a unique experience of eating without seeing. Starting at 6:00 p.m., guests are invited to socialize, enjoy cocktails and bid on silent auction items. Dinner seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. where each guest will be blindfolded prior to being led by a guide to their table to enjoy a 4 course meal without the use of their sight. Dinner cost is $60 per person. Register by visiting dining-dark-2017/.

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MAYVILLE, N.Y. (April out to this event to see the 4, 2017) : Court Appointed amazing tables filled with gift Special Advocates ( CASA) certificates, various items like of Chautauqua County, sports tickets or spa outings, Inc.’s 9th  annual fundraiser, gorgeous table settings and Come to the Table, will be fun things to do locally.  I held on  May 11, 2017 at couldn’t believe the creativity Chautauqua Suites Meeting and overall dedication to the and Expo Center in Mayville. event the first time I was Doors open at 5:00 p.m. invited to attend.  If you place and the live action starts the winning bid on a table, you at 6:30 p.m. Guests will get to take home everything enjoy light refreshments on that table.”  Come to the and live entertainment from Table offers something for Jamestown High School everyone: all budgets and all Orchestra. Admission to the ages. There are multiple ways event is $10 and includes a to participate!  chance to win a pair of Echo CASA of Chautauqua Dot smart home assistants. County, Inc. relies on highly Ticket buyers need not be trained volunteers who are present to win.  appointed by the Chautauqua Tables are decorated with County Family Court judge a unique theme that event to advocate for children in attendees can bid on to support court. These volunteers work CASA of Chautauqua County.  with relevant agencies and o Come to the Table provides parties in order to advocate y exceptional visibility and for the best interest of the r recognition for individuals child. With the information e and businesses that create and provided by the CASA e sponsor tables for the event.  volunteer, family court CASA Board President and judges are better able to make Event Co-Chair, Victoria informed decisions as to what Patti says, “You have to come is best for the child, choosing

options such as returning to their parents, foster care, or adoption. Research shows that children who have been assigned a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and half as likely to re-enter care. Children with a CASA volunteer also do better in school and score well on protective factors scales. Approximately, only one in four abused or neglected children in our service area currently has an assigned advocate.  Monies raised from Come to the Table are used to fulfill CASA’s mission of supporting and promoting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.  To purchase tickets, make a basket or monetary donation, or need additional information:  Please contact Carrie Rinehart 716-7534132 or email casacttt@

1891 Fredonia Opera House Opera House Named Spark Award Finalist

FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has been named a finalist for a Spark Award in the Cultural Organization of the Year category. The awards are presented annually by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York to honor outstanding artists and cultural organizations in five counties of western NY. The Spark Award name was inspired by Auguste

Rodin’s pronouncement that “the artist must create a spark before he can make a fire; and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.” Awards are given annually for Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star, Arts Integration, Advocate for the Cultural Sector, Unsung Hero, Arts Supporter, Artist of the Year, Organization of the

Year, Legacy Award and Decentralization Grant Program of the Year. The Opera House was nominated for its continued programming development, including the addition in 2016 of the Art & Architecture On Screen series, and for its recent collaborative programming work with the State University of New York at Fredonia and the North Shore Arts Alliance, among others. The Opera House is one of three organizations named a finalist in the Cultural Organization of the Year category; the others are the Kenan Center and the Springville Center for the Arts. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on Wed., May 10, at the newly renovated Hotel Henry in Buffalo. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit

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Labneh, Cheese

By Riko Chandra Chesemaker, Cheesemonger, Co-owner Reverie Creamery, Artisan Cheesemaking and Cheese Shop Spring time is all about fresh tasting cheese with silky texture. Why not make your first simple fresh cheese using simple ingredients that may already be available in your refrigerator and in your pantry. One of the first cheeses I learned from my teacher in Texas, Rebeccah Durkin, is Labneh, Yogurt Cream Cheese. It is also called Lebanese strained yogurt. Simple and tasty, this cheese is a traditional Middle Eastern cheese. There is a story that Nomadic Tribes traveling through the Judean deserts preserved their goat’s milk by making it into Labneh. They rolled Labneh cheese into balls and stored them in jars with olive oil and herbs, which helped preserve the cheese for weeks to months even during hot weather. What I love about this cheese is its tartness more than that of cream cheese and with much less fat. You may use it in any recipe that calls for cream cheese. You



can also pair it with your favorite fruit preserves. It is so rich and tangy; I love to spread it on hearty nutty toast like cream cheese. The recipe from Ms. Durkin, that I really enjoyed making is spiced with fresh minced garlic (who does not love garlic, really?), olive oil or grape seed oil, dried parsley and sea salt. It is fantastic as a spring time appetizer, a great companion when paired with a dry Riesling while you are cooking. What you need: ½ gallon Yogurt (I prefer organic, plain, full fat) 1 ½ tsp. dried parsley or dill ¼ cup olive oil or grape seed oil ½ to 1 tbsp. sea salt (your choice) 1 tbsp. minced fresh garlic (choose mild and sweet variety like elephant garlic) Butter Muslin (If you don’t have this, you may find this in your local kitchen store or simply order online.) STEP 1 Drape butter muslin over a medium sized bowl. I prefer steel bowl to maintain consistent temperature. Make sure the cloth is big enough so that you are able to tie up the 4 corners into a knot after it is completely full. STEP 2 Pour chilled yogurt into

the butter muslin, tie up the corners, then hang it from a cabinet door handle or sink faucet, letting it drip into a bowl. You can also use really deep steel pot and hang it with sturdy steel tool like knife sharpener. Let it drip for 6-8 hours for moist cheese. You can drip it overnight if you like drier cheese. STEP 3 You will unwrap a creamy and spreadable cheese. You may want to scrape it off the cloth with a rubber spatula, and then mix it with salt, garlic and herbs and oil. Refrigerate in a covered container. This cheese should keep about 1 to 1 ½ weeks in the refrigerator and it freezes well. What I enjoyed from my teacher was making Labneh balls. If you want to make Labneh balls, omit the oil when you mix it with garlic, salt and herbs. Fill a pint jar 1/3 with olive oil or grape seed oil, scoop balls of cheese with a small cookie dough scooper and drop them into oil. Once the jar is ½ full, add dried chili peppers, peppercorns, and a sprig of rosemary. Top it with more oil and refrigerate for a couple days before eating. Voila! That is your first fresh cheese that is so easy to make with such accessible ingredients. You do not need to coagulate milk, add cultures and other treatments. This is a very easy cheese that is so versatile for spring first course! I hope you will try making this and serve this as an appetizer for this coming Easter Dinner. I would roll the Labneh cheese with toasted pistachio and drizzle with local maple syrup for a light dessert. What would you do with it?

Day Trippin’: Sales in EVL Ellicottville Merchants team up for an Egg-cellent Event

Several stores downtown in Ellicottville, NY have joined forces this year for the Ellicottville Egg-stravaganza. Each store has a basket of plastic Easter eggs. Inside each egg there are prizes and discounts. Exact prizes vary at each location but everything

from candy to 30% off discounts are reported to be inside the eggs. That combined with any end of winter sales it’s a great time to be a shopper in this great Western New York village. “Last year I did this as a promotion in my boutique and

people loved it. This year I asked around to see if anyone else wanted to join the fun. We want to give people a fun experience when they day trip to Ellicottville this season. Just because the ski lifts have stopped doesn’t mean we all go into hibernation. The golf season has started, the food, wine & beer are still amazing and we merchants have made room for all the great Spring styles & gifts.” says Jessica Gilbert, owner of Ava Grace Fashions. The Ellicottville Eggstravaganza is happening now and ends on Saturday April 15th. The list of participating locations is available at evlegghunt. At this time you can hunt for eggs & deals at Daff, Kazoo II, Adventure Bound, The Purple Doorknob, Ava Grace Fashions, Katy’s Café, Alexandra, Gado-Gado, The Gin Mill Mercantile and Ameri-Can.

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Meandering Thoughts

Sometimes Things That Appear To Be Blank Have More To It

y Vicki Wagoner u The Practical Intuitive e , , . Sometimes I am not sure dwhat I am going to write about eand today is one of those ½days. I decided I was just dgoing to sit here, my fingers on the keyboard, get ready to type when inspired, and… hhonestly, my mind is blank! eWell, not totally blank. I’m ethinking, “What can I write habout? I need to vacuum but lI don’t really want to. What lis Max (my dog) doing? Oh, he’s lying on his bed right next lto me”. d Sometimes things can seem elike a mountain that needs ito be climbed. The thought of climbing it can be more intimidating than taking the afirst step. That is the same way it can appear when we have tsomething we have to do and yit just isn’t going anywhere, elike this article. The best tthing to do is just start. So, I dam going to just start typing .and see what comes out. Here egoes…I feel stuck in what to rwrite so my mind wanders on Iits meandering path - “Well, g


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I can’t write. How about dusting? Nope. Let’s make coffee. Darn, already had two cups. I can work on my online puzzle. Come on, stop! You have an article to write”. Random, meandering thoughts just flowing out of me and again, being honest, I have no idea where I am going with it. A thought that just popped into my head is, “Maybe the readers will think I’ve lost it”. Well, to a degree, I have. I realized that in allowing myself to be okay with just being in this space of not knowing what to write, I am trusting that I have allowed myself to let go of the need to control the outcome. I am allowing myself to just free fall, “see what may” as I type. An interesting place to be at because sometimes I know I still feel the need to control, which means I am not trusting the process. Ouch! More inner work to do! (I am the first one to say, “I’m a work in progress”.) This leads me to ask the question, do you trust you’re exactly where you want to be in life, with the people you want to be with, doing what makes you the happiest? Do you embrace life’s lessons and challenges, gathering up the gifts from what you learned? Or, do you do your best to control everything in your life, struggling to let go of control for fear that you will be out of control if let go of control? As I reflect on the above paragraph, I remembered recently having to trust that my life was being navigated by a

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higher, more knowing source than my humanness. A friend “walked” out my life and I had no idea why. I thought we were good friends enough that we could talk about why she was upset. We weren’t! She never said a word. After scratching my head for a few days, I finally surrendered to the fact that I am okay without her, regardless her reason for leaving. In my mind and heart, I thanked her for the time we spent together and moved on. What did I move onto? Good question. I moved onto allowing what will be, be. Instead of questioning myself, “What did I do? What did I say”? I came to a place of, “I trust that for whatever reason it is the way it is meant to be. It’s okay”. Sometimes there will not be a “why.” Sometimes it will simply have to be a matter of trusting, “It’s all good”. Like writing this article, I am laughing with myself, realizing that sometimes things that appear to be blank have more to it. I trust that you will get something from my meandering thoughts that lead me and hopefully you, too, straight to trusting, “It’s all good”. Where will your meandering thoughts lead you to? Vicki Wagoner: The Practical Intuitive – assisting you to change your perspective to change your life! (239) 248-0586;; Facebook: Vicki Wagoner – The Practical Intuitive

Spring Fever

“The time has come to talk of many things” ~ Lewis Carroll

By Linda K. Yates President Jamestown NY Garden Club Finally we are able to get outdoors in the much more lovely temperate weather. It is easy to get lost in the garden and the woodlands to experience the magic that is happening now. The fragrance of wild violets is intoxicating! The sight of the first tiny yellow Trout Lily is  overwhelmingly delightful. It is like an Easter treasure hunt for all of the miniature early Spring flowers that are blooming now.    As the snowdrops and aconites wane and go to seed there is a rash of other minor bulbs scattered about the gardens and in the yard. When we plant bulbs in the autumn we are taking part in a miracle. They stay alive in the frozen earth and emerge in Spring transformed into beautiful blossoms in every shape, size and color imaginable. Bulbs require little care and make gorgeous natural displays. The wonder of it all is something that no one can give a logical explanation of.     The predominant color of early April is quite my favorite; Blue! In this color family we have the tiniest bulbs in competition with each other for the best blue award. It is a tough call. The candidates are the sky blue white eyed Chionodoxa (aka Glory of the snow) and the

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which are a true royal blue. Both are breathtaking and an absolute thrill to behold. I feel the fever as I write about them! We also have many other small flowers of the blue and purple shades in the gardens now also. The grape hyacinths or muscari are grape purple and look like little grapes and are sometimes two toned with purple bottoms and dark blue tops. I used to have some in a dusty shade of baby blue but they were eaten by the squirrels. The most fragrant and truest purple are the violets. On a sunny warm day like today their fragrance will capture your attention before you even see them! It is a fabulous treat! The vinca minor is flowering now and is a perfect shade of periwinkle blue. They are very dramatic when in their full profusion of bloom. The Brunnera is blooming in a mock version of the true baby sky blue forgetmenots. I call them Chinese forgetmenots. And the Pulmonaria ‘Mrs. Moon’ who’s name is for her spotted leaves is blooming in shades of pink and purple on the same plant. She is a fickle gal. But the Pulmonaria ‘Ensign’ is another pure royal blue and stunning. Just beginning

to open now are the bigger Hyacinths that have a teal blue to purplish blue tone to them. When fully open there is no fragrance that says ‘ Springtime’ more. I think it is my favorite, except for the violets today. It’s hard to say what is the best.   All of these lovely lovely tones of blues and purples are complemented by the shades of white and pale limey green hellebores that are used here as border plantings around several of the beds, and most particularly around the white full moon garden. Tonight is the Full moon which will light up the gardens with all of the reflecting white if the night is not overcast by clouds.     We are just now seeing the long awaited warm yellow shades of the charming Jonquills, Daffodils and narcissus. The smallest daffodil is the mini  tête-àtête. It’s charm is alluring at barely two inches tall. It is always the first Daffodil to open here. Then we have the pale yellow and off white Ice-follies and the traditional bright yellow daffodils next. There will now be a steady progression of a variety of daffodils in an assortment of color combinations for another month or so.       Spring fever is not just confined to the sensations from the early flowers but also it is the joy of hearing and seeing many singing birds, frogs, spring peepers, salamanders and all kinds of ducks, geese, cormorants, greebs, seagulls and eagles. It’s a combination of all of the marvelous sights and senses of being in Nature. But above all it is simply the feeling of being renewed and alive and having a lot of good things to look forward to. It’s like the fountain of youth. Life is good. Enjoy Spring fever while it lasts!

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Education Seminar

Jackson Center Presents Environmental Legal Education Seminar

Superfund is a United States federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants. It was established as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, and its relevance to current events and issues, will present a seminar on environmental responsibility and the law on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A series of expert presentations will span from Jackson, through Superfund, to brownfield and adaptive reuse development, in this program titled, “How Superfund Changed the World: Initial Response to a National Emergency and its Evolution.” The program is part of the Jackson Center’s regular Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series. Jackson Center Executive Director Susan

Moran Murphy made the announcement. The program is free, advance registration is required, and donations are appreciated. The seminar begins at 8:45am with a presentation on Robert H. Jackson’s successful representation of the Forbes family in a nuisance lawsuit brought against them by the City of Jamestown. Mary Dee Martoche, an attorney and former Chief Clerk of the Erie County Surrogate’s Court, and the Honorable Joseph Gerace, retired justice from the 8th Judicial District, Supreme Court, Chautauqua County will delve into details of this case. The seminar continues with an interview of the Hon. John LaFalce, former U.S. Congressman from New York, conducted by

Gregory L. Peterson, Esq., Jackson Center co-founder, board member, and Phillips Lytle LLP partner. LaFalce’s notable achievements during his 28 years in Congress will be discussed, including the Congressman’s initiation of the Competitiveness Policy Council to advise the president and the Congress on more effective policies to promote U.S. competitiveness. A panel discussion will follow, featuring LaFalce with David Flynn, Phillips Lytle partner and Practice Team Leader for the firm’s Energy, Environment and Nanotechnology Practice Teams, and Paul Neureuter, President and CEO of The Krog Group. Together, they will discuss the impact of the Congressman’s efforts to create a Superfund to finance the cleanup of contaminated areas in Western New York and the development of brownfield sites. The seminar will conclude at 12:45pm with a luncheon featuring Dennis J. “Denny” Lynch, longtime Public Relations Director for the Buffalo Bills and author of Olympic Members from Western New York. Advance registration is required online, at events or by calling Sherry Schutter at 716.483.6646 or emailing sschutter@ The program is free, though donations to the Jackson Center are welcome to enable future dynamic, relevant, and accessible programs.

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Child Abuse Prevention

Chautauqua County Offers Opportunities to Get Involved

April is national child abuse prevention month. Child Abuse Prevention Month encourages conversations that lead to actions. Healthy, safe, and happy children are a building block for community and economic development. When children don’t have an equal opportunity for growth and development, the future of our society is at risk. Child abuse is a national tragedy but prevention is where hope lives. The Child Advocacy Program has worked for 9 years towards the prevention of child sexual abuse and the coordination of a community driven response of bringing healing hope and justice to children and families. CAP works with other community agencies to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. You can be a part of the

empowerment. Below are two opportunities to get involved. Attend CAP’s new preventive training - Pizza and Prevention. Pizza and Prevention will follow the Stewards of Children national sexual abuse training program. By attending you can expect to be a change agent. You will learn how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to abuse, create policies and procedures that prevent abuse, and commit to a personal prevention plan. The first Pizza and Prevention will be held April 19th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the CAP offices, 405 West 3rd Street, Jamestown, N.Y. Pizza and Prevention will be held the third Wednesday of each month. The trainings are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register today!

Call 716.338.9844 or email CAP is also looking for pizza donations to support this initiative. You can call the CAP offices at 716.338.9844 if you would like to donate pizza for the training. Another opportunity for you to be involved is by purchasing a ticket to CAP’s 7th Annual Diamond Dinner Auction on April 29th at Chautauqua Suites. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. When you support the Diamond Dinner Auction you play a part in helping to prevent child sexual abuse. The auction raises money to fund prevention training for adults and free counseling services for kids in Chautauqua County. All donations are tax deductible. Seats can be reserved at for $75 each or 2 for $125.

Tuesday Book Group

The Third Tuesday Book Group Is meeting Tuesday April 18 at 2:30 p.m. at The Lakewood Library! A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman will be discussed PLEASE NOTE THE BOOK SELECTION HAS CHANGED FOR APRIL Be sure to pick up your copy of this year’s book selections! We have plenty of copies on hand for check out Everyone is welcome!

Earthfest : April 19th : Jamestown Community College, Jamestown

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(Photo caption: Brothers Taylor Swanson (left) and Jamie Swanson, new owners of the Shred Center, which will be taking donations for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care for shredding services on Earth Day, April 22 in lieu of payment.) The Shred Center will again be offering free shredding services on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd. In lieu of a charge for shredding, customers will be asked to make a cash or check contribution to directly benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Under new ownership since January 2017, The Shred Center is now located at 1943 New York Ave, Falconer. This new location is convenient for Saturday errands because of its close proximity to the Falconer Transfer Station.

The facility will offer its secure shredding service to businesses and individuals on Friday, April 22nd between the hours of 10am-3pm. New owners Jamie and Taylor Swanson are very happy to continue this annual offering in support of the services of CHPC.   Secure shredding equipment and procedures are always top priority at The Shred Center. Documents of destruction will be offered on Earth Day to those who require them. Security cameras record all activity in the center and employees are

subject to strict background verification and drug testing. The Shred Center has been in the document shredding business since 2003 and is a member of the National Association of Document Destruction. For more information, visit www. or call (716) 664-3052. “We’re very grateful to the Swansons for the support this event has provided us in recent years,” said Andrew Dickson, Vice President of Community Engagement at Hospice Chautauqua County. “We encourage the community to take advantage of this opportunity and visit their operation. They have been reliably disposing of our sensitive paperwork for 9 years.”   The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call (716) 338-0033.    

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Lou Drago Stop three on our recent Lake Erie Wine trail mini tour was the Noble Winery on Hardscrapple Road Westfield, NY. Now from my thinking any place that is on a road called Hardscrapple had to be interesting and entertaining. And this place did not disappoint. The Noble Winery building sits atop the hill overlooking their grape vineyard. The inside of the blue steel-clad building houses their entire operationsfrom the pressing room to fermenting barrels and finally their large comfortable tasting bar and sitting areas. Even on this dreary, gray day the view down the vineyards toward Lake Erie was spectacular. I now know why so many summer bachelorette parties and bus tours include Noble as a stop. I can only imagine when the vines are green and lush with fruit what the view on the outside porches would be. Now as cool as the setting is, Sue and I were there to taste their wines. As with most Lake Erie Wine Trail vineyards Noble Winery makes a nice variety of whites and reds. Some are sweet, some are dry and we like to sample a bit of both. All total Noble offers over 25 varieties of wine, but we can only sample a few. We started with their Seyval Blanc de Blanc “Oaked”- a

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Now in its third year, Independent Bookstore Day is a big deal, involving more than 490 indie stores in 48 states. Just as every independent bookstore is as unique as the community it serves, Off the Beaten Path will be celebrating the day in Lakewood in its own unique fashion. • 10% off everything in the store all day long That includes not only thousands of new and used books, but also a complete selection of Melissa and Doug children’s toys and puzzles, beautiful hand-drawn maps of Chautauqua Lake and Bemus Point (framed and unframed), TokyoTigerLilly hand-crafted jewelry by local artists, stuffed animals, seasonal items and more! • Giveaways galore Every customer who makes a purchase will receive a free reusable tote bag featuring the OBP logo. Select books will also be included with every purchase. • Free gift certificates Everyone who stops by the store, regardless of whether or not they buy anything, will also be eligible to register to win one of five $10 gift certificates. • But wait, there’s more! Every year, all the bookstores celebrating Independent Bookstore Day have access to a unique selection of exclusive books and art pieces. These items will be available for purchase locally ONLY at Off the Beaten Path and only on


Cont. From Cover are enthusiastic cheerleaders of the CR2Trails and hiking in Chautauqua County. Fincher reviewed the history of the CR2Trails which preserves the Pennsylvania Railroad routes in the area as trails. He said that in 1991 Dr Robert Berke and John Goddell recognized the opportunity to purchase the Pennsylvania Railroad routes right of way. By 1994, the CR2Trails, a 501 (c) 3 charitable corporation owned and had the responsibility to maintain of the approximately 27 mile trail. The trio advocate the importance of using, supporting and maintaining the CR2Trails. Maintenance is an essential task requiring money and muscle, items not readily available. The whopping maintenance challenge facing the CR2Trails is the repair of the collapsing culvert (tunnel) under the trail near Woleben Road. Fincher


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Saturday, April 29. While it’s obvious there will be a lot happening on April 29, every visit to OBP is a special occasion. “Our greatest asset is our customers. We treat each one as if they are the only one. We think of them as our friends.” That’s the business philosophy of OBP’s owners, Judy Gustafson and her daughter Katie, and it’s reflected by the personal, friendly, welcoming experience you’ll have every time you stop in. The Gustafsons bought the store in August of last year. “Katie always wanted a bookstore,” says Judy. “And it came up for sale at just the right time.” Judy and Katie agree that business has been good for them. “Our first Christmas was great and we’re really looking forward to our first full summer season including the Village’s 4th of July celebration.” Obviously, both mother and daughter love books. They take a lot of pride in the quantity, quality, and variety of titles they offer. The front room prominently features a display of dozens of books by local authors and on topics of local interest. In fact, book signings by local authors are regularly held at the shop. The rest of the store is filled to bursting with thousands of new and used volumes, from bestselling fiction and non-fiction to books on travel, nature, cooking, hobbies, biography, science, history, biography, you name it. There’s even a special section of new books on all kinds of topics for just $5 each, an extensive selection

of young adult literature, as well as journals and adult coloring books. Something for everyone – literally! The back room is a child’s paradise, featuring books for younger readers of all ages and abilities, starting with board books and moving all the way to chapter books for more advanced readers. You’ll find beloved classics, fairy tales, Golden Books, and more. A huge selection of Melissa and Doug toys and puzzles also enchant and inspire younger customers (and their parents). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the Gustafsons will happily special order any book. They can find sources for ones you can’t find anywhere else, even online. “Katie’s really good at finding hard-to-find books,” says Judy Gustafson proudly. OBP supports all the local book clubs. They not only offer book club members 20% off any book on their club’s reading list, but also 10% off any other book in the store. That’s an old-school style of customer service that’s all too rare these days. Off the Beaten Path is located at 28 Chautauqua Ave (same building that houses Ryder’s Cup coffee shop). It is open Mon.-Fri. from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Be sure to like OBP on Facebook – you’ll be the first to hear about specials, promotions, and new arrivals. You can also visit their website at or call to talk to Katie or Judy at 716-7204917. Remember: Books are the ORIGINAL handheld device!

said that repair is estimated to cost $100,000 and so far the group has not been successful raising the money from government or private sources. “We’ll lose seven miles of trail if the culvert collapses and that part of the trail is popular,” Fincher said. “We are looking all over for money to fix the culvert.” The CR2Trails organization has 14 Board members, over 100 members and meets the first Friday of the month. The organization is also responsible for the maintenance of the three mile trail from Route 430 outside of Mayville to Quilliam Road, the former J a m e s t o w n - We s t f i e l d Northwest electric trolley route. Additionally the CR2Trails is a member of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance. Dues are $25 annually. Interested residents can e mail The Chautauqua County Hiking Club (CCHC) has been around for about 40 years. It is a more informal organization, with no board and no dues but is equally committed to supporting

and using the many County trails. Campbell is the relaxed head who organizes hikes and keeps members, who are frequently members of CR2Trails also, informed. CCHC also shares information with the Erie Outing Club. She said that the hike leader, who usually is familiar with the trail, chooses the location, the meeting time, the length of the hike and keeps an eye on hikers to be sure no one gets lost. She suggests that hikers bring water, snack and dress for the weather. Campbell likes the CR2Trails because of the ease of walking the relatively flat trail. She said that the Eastern and Western Overland Trails are good for more strenuous hiking. The CCHC also sponsors their own hikes like the recent April 9 hike around the Cassadaga Lakes. The Club’s hikes are open to everyone. It is linked with the Erie Outing Club which sponsors hikes around Presque Isle. Interested residents can email and request information.

Company, McDonald’s, Media One Group, and Linda Crossley at Esquire Cleaners. Girl Scout Troop 20029 Juniors helped stuff all 3,000 eggs with candy. All children 12 years of age and under are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 483-7523. Attached Image – 2017 Easter Egg Hunt Announcement (left to right): Parks Manager

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Story From Cover of honey in recipes. Honey has been used since ancient times both as a food and medicine. Apiculture, the practice of beekeeping to produce honey, dates back to at least 700 BC. For many centuries, honey was regarded as sacred due to the wonderfully sweet properties as well as its rarity. Clark said, “Most of my customers come for health reasons, as bee pollen appears to reduce the pain from arthritis, heals wounds and reduces the rash from eczema”. USES OF HONEY: as described by Clark Scriven and in medical literature. • Honey is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from cell damage due to free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the aging process and may also contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. (Healthline, Rena Goldman) • Honey heals wounds, burns, skin ulcers, sores and scrapes • Kills bacteria and germs • Reduces inflammation • It is a natural source of energy. It enlivens the body,


Cont. From Cover in 2008 providing information to citizens on the importance of the railroad in the United States. Thoughts are to make National Train Day a new festival date for Jamestown, and include railroad activities and also involve our downtown businesses with decorations, specials and other festival events. Unable to use the Jamestown Train Station, they will be using the area in and around Northwest Arena. Activities will be on Third Street in front of the arena and Lafayette Street next to the arena. Tentative activities include a real Steam Engine on Third Street, operating train layouts, rail and train vendors, antique cars and other vendors for people view. There will also be a wine tasting festival in the “B” Rink of Northwest


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materials under computer control. The most common material used in this process is plastic; however, 3D printers can be built to create items using types of metals, rubbers, resins and even foods such as cheese and chocolate. The MasterBot Replicator 2 printer at the James Prendergast Library uses a btype of thermoplastic called ,polylactic acid or PLA. ,This plastic heats up and bcools down rapidly so there ,is virtually no wait needed nbefore you touch the newly rprinted object. The library obtained s this device courtesy of the n Sheldon Grant Foundation k approximately 3 to 4 years r ago. This particular printer n in the shape of roughly a two-by-two foot cube, cost in the range of 3 to 4 thousand dollars. Although their initial price tag is hefty, their product cost is microscopic

makes muscles stronger, cheers up, sharpens the mind and gives sound sleep. • Soothes sore throats The other important job of bees is pollinating our crops. Globally there are more honeybees than other types of bees and pollinating insects, so it is the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on the pollination mainly by bees, but also from other insects, birds and bats. The honeybee is a major pollinator of many of our food crops, almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, cranberries, cucumbers, sunflowers, watermelon. Pesticides and different diseases may fuel what is referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder. Clark referred to the many times over the years he had entire hives die off. It is a costly process to begin anew. If honeybees disappear and we do not find replacements that do the work they do, then foods that we take for granted will decrease in supply and increase in price. In addition to honeybees, bumblebees also pollinate our crops. Unfortunately, the rusty patched bumblebee

(BOMBUS affinis) is the first bumblebee to be designated as an endangered species in the United States on March 21, 2017. According to the National Geographic , ”The bee’s population has plummeted nearly 90% since the 1990’s”. Clint Peyton of BioDome Project at 207 Pine Street, Jamestown talks about the importance of honeybees and bumblebees in our local area. “Bumblebees are the chief pollinators of red clover, alfalfa, field beans, peas and tomatoes. With fewer bumblebees we risk a decline in crop productivity”. Ryan Peterson of BioDome Project says, “the bees do not pollinate randomly because it targets particular plant species in every outing. A single honeybee can pollinate thousands of flowers daily”. BioDome sells seed packets that attract bees and butterflies as well as the Scriven’s Honey Farm products. A visit with Clark Scriven is entertaining and educational as he explains the process of his bee product production from start to finish. He stays “busy as a bee” and will discuss the virtues of honey and bee pollen as well as sell his honey and other bee products.

Arena. 500 Tickets will be sold and there will be food and refreshments along with the wine. Vendors will also be in the wine tasting area. A third component planned for National Train Day is a performance by Brielle Edborg who is a Jamestown native who has become a very successful entertainer. Ms. Edborg signed an independent record label with AGP records. She is a great singer and has produced many award winning songs. She has sung the National Anthem for the Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular on NBC, at the NCAA Championship Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden, and at Citi Field for New York Mets along with many other musical accomplishments. Any proceeds of the concert will go to the Alex Foulk Foundation benefiting addiction rehabilitation and recovery. In addition, proceeds of the event will also go for

the renovation of the former Engine House located on the west end of the Jamestown Train Station. It will become a depot for any future passenger or excursion train use. It will also house the rehabilitated trolley which has been located Jamestown Train Station but had to be moved for the construction of the National Comedy Center. Adding to renovating the building there is movement to rejuvenate the rail yard so infrastructure can be put into place to allow for train visits as well as locations to park trains that might be here over longer periods of time. In summary in planning for National Train Day there are some considerations to be made. Anyone in the community is welcome to comment on this event and even take part in the activities. This is an opportunity to make a great community event. Call 716-338-6089 if interested to be involved.

in comparison. The big appeal in using 3D printing is how inexpensive it is and how much faster it can make a product rather than doing it the traditional way. At the James Prendergast library creating a 3D object costs a mere 7 cents per gram and it is capable of making any kind of item one can imagine from model cars and figurines to cell phone cases and face masks. Library tech assistant Andrew Flagg commented how amazed he has been with this printer and how he hopes to see more people bring their creativity and create more unique original designs. “I’ve used this machine to make a case for my phone a long time ago,” Flagg said. “I don’t see why people are spending thirty plus dollars for a cellphone case when they can make a perfectly functional one here for pennies on the dollar.” More and more companies and individuals are switching over from traditional manufacturing methods to

3D printing. For years now they have been used to sculpt new-age medical implants and first stage prototypes for emerging engineers and designers. GE Aviation started printing jet engine nozzles in 2016 in alternative to long term labor intensive welding. Before these machines made creating things fast and easy people were left with no choice but to make bulk orders when they were creating a new product, more often than not taking a loss if there was a defect or if their invention did not earn a patent. Designing and printing objects using a digital interface is a revolutionary leap forward in human innovation. Now this amazing technology is available for everyone with an idea they would like to see come to life and hold in their hands. You are invited to visit the Jamestown Prendergast library at 509 Cherry St and see firsthand your ideas be molded into reality.

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6 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths MLS#1042425…$589,000

4371 Lakeside Drive - Bemus Point

9 Bedrooms/ 5 Baths/ 1 Half Bath MLS#1042538…$1,000,000

Taste of the Southtowns, Sunday April 23 from 11:30-5pm 7 restaurants will be serving

Day Trippin’:

The restaurants will be serving up some of their specialties including, prime rib, salmon, beef tenderloin, crab cakes, been on weck, pulled pork, tacos, soups, peanut butter pie, apple pie, brownies and more! Food items are from $1 to $4.  There will also be a Silent Auction, 50 basket Chinese Auction and 2 live bands: “The Rustic Ramblers” and “Wagner & Winston”.  For info call 716-942up great food for a great 6835. For more information cause at St. Aloysius Hall, on this event please visit 190 Franklin Street in http://www gooseneck Springville.

Arbor Day in EVL

April 28 at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, NY

2640 Rt 394 – Ashville

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths MLS#1042559…$775,000

3690 & 3690 A Lakeland Ave. - Stow

7 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 1 Half Bath MLS#1042647…$349,900

WINNER ANNOUNCED! $100.00 HOME DEPOT GIFT CARD! Congratulations to Jay Yaggie for winning the $100 Home Depot Gift Card Contest. Check out Century 21 Turner Brokers Facebook page to see his beautiful transformations. Check back often for details on our next contest. Thank you to all that entered.

Lakewood’s Weekly Newspaper Online:

The Nannen Arboretum is hosting an Arbor Day Celebration at the Town Center Auditorium. Speakers Dave Paradowski and Wayne Kurlish will discuss invasive species and climate change. And they will present the Volunteer of the Year Award. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to Maggie Smith @ meg916@hotmail. com

Story Time for Preschoolers
 continues on Fridays 1 
 0 -10:45
 . Come join the fun at the Lakewood Library

The ledger april 13 19, 2017 volume 1 issue 15  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.

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