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By Lori Humphreys The Lake Shore Center for the Arts which opened last month is humming. The performing art center which includes both a theater and a musical performance space occupies the third floor of Westfield’s First Presbyterian Church, 9 South Portage. It is the new kid on the burgeoning regional Arts Center block. The Center is intricately linked to the Westfield community. Many members are alumni of

the Westfield High School and in particular participated in the schools music and drama program. The music room is dedicated to William Ross, popular Westfield School band director. The 55 seat Jacqueline Phillips Theater is named for the Westfield resident whose economic support made the Center possible. The Brenda Eno Art Gallery honors the young Westfield artist whom cancer killed. See “ARTS” Page 8

By Brady Wesp This Saturday April 22nd is Earth Day, the time of year people everywhere take the extra time to examine their environmental footprint and put forth effort to make the Earth a little greener than before. In annual celebration of this great day, the Jamestown Community College student life and faculty will once again host their Earthfest celebration event.

Sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, Earthfest is held to promote an increased understanding and appreciation for the natural world around us and all the wildlife and organisms that play a role in it. This event continues to promote wise environmental stewardship, See “EARTHFEST” Page 8

Rockin’ for Recovery

New Lake Technology

Chautauqua Lake Association Boosts Hope for Summer

Benefit for Addiction Awareness, May 13 at Shawbucks

By Kathleen McCarthy The Chautauqua Lake Association (“CLA”, a 501c3, non-profit, incorporated 1953), located at 429 Lake Terrace Avenue in Lakewood has an important mission statement: The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services to benefit all Chautauqua Lake users. They promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific study of the lake and surrounding ecosystem. They participate in and cooperate with local, state, and federal lake management programs. They Don Emhardt, Operations educate the community about Manager, Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua Lake’s ecosystem and Association, with modified environmental lake management shoreline collector. practices. Goals for this year include a longer service season, more shoreline cleanup and dredging opportunities where they can be permitted.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue... CHQ. Co. Museums:

Animal expert Jeff Musial will put on a show with animals from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics. Musial, from Buffalo, NY, has been a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.

Carroll Historical Society

Showcasing the Prominence of Frewsburg.. Pg. 4

See “LAKE” Page 8

A free event, the “Rockin’ For Recovery Concert” will be held on May 13, 2017 at 3pm at Shawbucks Restaurant featuring Billboard Pop Sensation BRIELLE! The concert is to benefit and showcase Prevention, Awareness and Recovery from addiction.

By Lee Harkness The concert is to benefit and showcase Prevention, Awareness and Recovery from addiction. As many of you are aware addiction is a widespread problem and help is available. Many times people struggle with this problem and are

Holiday Harbor Open House This Saturday the Marina Shows Off it’s Stuff

2017 is Holiday Harbor in Celoron’s eighth year. They opened another location in Dunkirk, Holiday Harbor on Chadwick Bay (pictured above) last year.

By Nicholas Pircio It may be surprising to hear that the relatively unfamiliar Carroll Historical Society (CHS) in Frewsburg, NY, has a strong connection to the familiar names of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and New York Governor Reuben E. Fenton.

2017 Mainstage Season

CHQ Theater Company “Noises Off, Detroit ‘67, Romeo and Juliet”... Page 2

not only afraid to ask for help but do not have any idea where to get the help they need. Brielle is an American singer and songwriter. She was born in Jamestown, New York and went to Jamestown High School. She began See “RECOVERY” Page 9

Lakewood Tree Committee Celebrating Arbor Day in Grand Fashion

Arbor Day 2016 in Lakewood. Back Row L to R: Cara Birrittieri; Lakewood Mayor, Richard Rose; Chairman, Lakewood Tree Committee, Tom Simmons; Lakewood Tree Committee. Kneeling next to Kentucky Coffee tree, 2016 Arbor Day Tree: Bruce Robinson, Arborist/Forester

By Mary Seger

Now that warmer weather finally appears to be settling in, an open house featuring a full line of recreational boats seems to be most appropriate. And it will happen this weekend at Holiday Harbor Marina in Celoron, on Chautauqua Lake. This year’s annual open house takes place Saturday, April 22nd, from 11am-6pm. Owner Charles Pringle invites one and all to drop by. According to Pringle, “The primary reason for the open house is to come in, say ‘hi’ and check out the

Lakewood residents have an extra reason to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 28. All Americans are encouraged to take advantage of this day to plant a new tree and care for existing ones. In Lakewood, they have something truly special to celebrate. They have the Tree Committee.

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New Bike Path

Construction of a New Bike Path

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know..? Have you been driving along Jones & Gifford Avenue/ Boulevard Avenue in Jamestown/Celoron lately? Wondering what they are doing to the street? Well they are constructing a bicycle path. Yes that is right a bicycle path. I am sure you can also walk on it. The path is just an addition to the already over 532 trails in Jamestown. There Living Well Minute:

are cycling routes, maps, events, races and club rides. You can go to MapMyRide or TrailLink.com for more information. If you are looking to purchase a bicycle there are several places in the area such as HollyLoft Ski and Bike, Jamestown Cycle Shop ,Walmart and other local shops. So if you are bored and want something to do, go for a bike ride or walk on the beautiful trails in Jamestown. It is not only good exercise for the body but also the mind. Now You Know...

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“April 16-22 Is National Healthcare Decision Week”

April 16-22, 2017 is National Health Care Decision week. National Decision Week is a reminder that we ALL need to put down in writing our decisions on who would speak for us in an emergency or illness regarding the care we want. A health care proxy is a legal document that allows an individual of your choice to make certain health care decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. These forms are available online at no cost, or by calling New York Connects: Mayville 753-4582, Dunkirk 363-4582 or Jamestown 661-7582 for more information. 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 http://www.chautauquablind.org/event/ dining-dark-2017/.

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2017 Mainstage Season

CHQ Theater Company “Noises Off, Detroit ‘67, Romeo and Juliet”

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new direction of Andrew Borba, Artistic Director, and the continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is proud to announce mainstage programming for the 2017 summer season featuring Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, directed by Andrew Borba and running June 30-July 16; Detroit ‘67 by Dominique Morisseau running July 2130 and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III (“The Hip Hop Project”; “American Taboo”); Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet running August 1118 and directed by Dawn Monique Williams (“Merry Wives of Windsor” at Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and three Signature Staged Readings of new work. “This is a colossal season for us, we’re doing things technically and thematically we’ve never done before.” says Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy. “It’s also the most audiencefriendly season that we’ve ever produced and we encourage those who might not have come to see one of our shows in the past, to drop in and see what we’re about.” A SideSplitting Comedy Noises Off kicks off CTC’s 34th season from June 30 July 16. “We’ve wanted to produce Noises Off for a long while. It’s technically astonishing, unquestionably hilarious and one of the best times anyone can have in the theater.” says Artistic Director Andrew Borba. A roller

coaster, side splittingly funny look at theatre – both onstage and off – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play, Noises Off will have you roaring with laughter as the cast’s collective sanity slowly unravels. New York Times critic Frank Rich called it, “the funniest play written in my lifetime.” A Moving Drama On the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots, CTC is honored to present Detroit ’67 , set on the eve of the rebellion that ravaged the city. Written by Dominique Morisseau, a 2016 Obie Award Winner and the 2014 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, this moving, sharpeyed drama filled with the iconic music of the time, explores the resilience of one family’s and one American city’s survival. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, this is: “A poetic play of firefueled dreams and frustrated love that is set against a backdrop of historic social unrest in Motown.” Detroit ’67 runs July 21 30 and is directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, a multifaceted theatre artist known for his conceived work, “The Hip Hop Project,” which he directed and choreographed. A Rose by Any Other Name In one of the most famous stories ever written, love is romantic, overpowering, passionate, violent, and ultimately redemptive. Relive Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet , where the hot summer days of Verona create a pressure

cooker in this timeless tale of young lovers caught between feuding families and swept away by the powerful nature of love. “ Romeo & Juliet is the perfect play for CTC, where the best young acting talent in the country perform.” says Borba. “It’s a play about youth, by youth and in the hands of these young stars it promises to both entertain and break your heart.” Don’t miss CTC’s talented conservatory actors shine brightly in this masterpiece running August 11 18, directed by Dawn Monique Williams, a 2016 Princess Grace Foundation Award winner, an award which supports her 2017 production of “Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The New Play Workshop Signature Staged Reading Series in Repertory Chautauqua Institution and CTC continue their commitment to new play development for the American Theater, and this year will produce three Signature Staged Readings. This series is presented as part of The New Play Workshop. Specific projects to be announced at a later date. TICKETS Single tickets for the 2017 season are now on sale. Tickets to Noises Off , Detroit ‘67 , and Romeo & Juliet are $35; tickets to The New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings are $20. Theater ticket packages are available in Premium for $175, 5packs for $135, and 3packs for $81. For more info: www.ctcompany. org .

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It may be surprising to hear that the relatively unfamiliar Carroll Historical Society (CHS) in Frewsburg, NY, has a strong connection to the familiar names of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and New York Governor Reuben E. Fenton. Visiting the CHS reveals the fact that both these men of distinction were raised in Frewsburg. The museum features permanent displays of Jackson and Fenton, as well as the original settlers of Frewsburg, the Frew family. John and James, the men for whom Frewsburg was named, arrived in 1809, and their parents, Hugh and Mary, came a few years later. Robert Jackson (1892 – 1954) came to Frewsburg as a child and graduated from the local high school. “He was a country boy and remembered his town,” Carolyn Moynihan, vice-president of CHS said. “He always came home.” It seems fitting that he, and some family members, are buried in nearby Maple Grove Cemetery on Frew Run Rd., a short distance from the CHS. This is the final resting place for the Frew family as well. Roadside historical markers pinpoint the Jackson and Fenton childhood homes and the Frew home as well. The Carroll Historical Society was founded in 1999 and moved their collection in 2003 to the old town highway building located behind the Town Hall. Displays feature early farming practices, the lumbering industry and “Century Farms,” the description of the handful of farms that have been in the same family for 100 years. The Fenton Home is one of these. Moynihan said that the Frewsburg 4th graders and senior government class come every year to visit the museum. They learn about Jackson and Fenton and see the tools used

during the once productive forest lumbering industry. Trees were cut and loaded on rafts on the Conewango River. The water carried the rafts to the Allegheny in Warren and on to Cincinnati, Ohio. The rafts were not small: 16’ x 16’ made a tier; 12 to 26 tiers made a platform; 5 platforms made a Conewango raft. Moynihan said this work was done only in the spring, when the creek was high. Photographs are throughout the museum and old school books and history books of the county are part of their collection. A butter factory, milk plant and canning factory offered jobs to residents. Iron tools of the farming industry, including a sod cutter and the tool used to remove horns from cattle, are displayed on shelves. The Dunkirk, Warren and Pittsburgh Railway Co, later part of the New York Central and Hudson River RR, transported goods and provided a needed line to the oil fields in Titusville, Pa. On a wall is a large 1854 map of the county that had been in the Fentonville School. A Military Display is kept current and features local service heroes. “Every year we honor one of the high school classes and those who have entered the service,” Moynihan said. Currently, Phillip Kidd, who died in Vietnam in 1968, is being

honored. His Purple Heart and three other medals are on display. Musicians may enjoy seeing a dulcimer owned by Jesse R. Martin, the grandfather of Sterle Vanarsdale in a display case. There’s also a tribute to the town’s local football star, Shane Conlan, a 1982 graduate of Frewsburg Central School. He was an All American at Penn State, and then an All Pro who played on the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl teams. From May - September, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, the CHS is open from 2 – 4 pm. All are welcome to the Open House at the Carroll Historical Society from 1 – 4pm on Saturday, May 20. “People should come to our Open House,” Tom Erlandson, president of CHS said. There will be exhibits, speakers and refreshments. Agriculture is this year’s program theme: “Town of Carroll Agriculture through the Years, Making Possible the Life We Live Today.” The public is invited to attend monthly meetings which feature a speaker at 7pm on the third Monday of the month. On May 15, Carroll Supervisor Jack Jones will present, “Agriculture and the Family Farm – Changes and Challenges in the 21st Century.” (716) 569-5677 or P.O. Box 227, Frewsburg, NY 14738.

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 This has been a glorious spring so far. As usual it has been a long and slow process which is what I enjoy because of all of the subtle changes. It gives us time to enjoy all of the little things. The larger daffodils have finally arrived to herald in spring with their trumpets and cup shapes of yellows and whites with orange centers. The woodlands are joyous with the charming violets and now the fairy like Trout lilies. They are a charming delicate long pale yellow bell shape when closed and a most lovely lily shape with recurved petals in the warmth of the sun. The leaves are spotted like a trout hence the name.     The colors of April are mostly soft cool and soothing. I especially love the whites but the blues and purples are needed to accent all of the whites, pale greens and yellows. Purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel and we call them ‹complementary› colors as they certainly are.    The flowers of now are

like stars in the sky. It›s a galaxy on earth. They appear in groups, hoards and clusters and even constellations!  They radiate their personal charms and attributes by brilliance, color shape and size. But the star performer for spring at the moment is the gorgeous white wonder Star Magnolia tree ‹Stellata’. The flowers are a double white, blooming as gracefully as a drift of cirrus clouds. This small tree puts on one of the finest flowering displays of early spring. In addition  it offers soft velvety buds and an intriguing winter silhouette. I especially like that it is a native to the area around Mount Fugiyama in Japan and first grown in America in 1861.       I love white for its purity and ability to stand out. It has delicacy and yet is deliberate in the garden or woodland landscape. It reflects the sunlight and also brightens a cloudy day. It represents goodness, love

and faith. It is the color of God and the light of all existence.    I always used to think I wanted an all white garden but soon realized the impossibility of that. White needs contrast and gardens need all colors eventually, just because you cannot keep color out.  It is however too early in the spring to have bright reds or hot pinks or majentas, at least for me. I just want and enjoy the soft and sweet pastels of springtime. They seem to be the most appropriate for the awakening of Mother Earth; soft and soothing, easy going, sweet and delicate colors of renewal.    The Spring stars are out there for the looking. If not in a garden the pleasures can be enjoyed on a woodland walk. There are many woodland flowers in our area that can be appreciated all the way to the beginning of summer. So be sure to get outdoors and look at the flower stars of springtime!

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Nature Play Day

Audubon Community Nature Center Hosts Family Event, April 29

The Audubon Community Nature Center invites 3-8 year olds and their favorite adults to the first Nature Play Day Series on Saturday morning, April 29. Nature Art will be the focus as part of the outdoor play in Audubon’s natural play area.

Jamestown, NY – Nature Art is the focus of the first in a series of three Audubon Community Nature Center Nature Play Days designed to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play. Children aged three to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29, at Audubon’s natural play area. Extra materials around the topic of nature art -- such as string for weaving, rocks, pinecones and leaves to create patterns and more -- will be placed in the play area. A naturalist will be available for questions and information. Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials, and the value of play are often barriers in creating these

experiences. At this Audubon event, children can explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while adults learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. Information and a nature art kit including handouts and a take home item will be available to inspire ideas to extend the play at home. Children can play as long as they like; parents are required to stay with them. You can bring a lunch and have a picnic when you are done or come early to attend bird banding demonstrations, which are open to the public the same morning starting at 7 a.m. Children need to be prepared to play outside, wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty. You may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. Fee is $6 per child, age 3-8; no charge for adults. Reservations are appreciated by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or

clicking through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit at www.auduboncnc. org. This program is one of several Audubon programs offered in collaboration with the Green Up Jamestown Initiative. For more information, visit greenupjamestown.com. Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation. Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania, the Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building, open daily, houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat. To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 5692345 or visit auduboncnc. org. Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

Hose Cart Racing A Look Back at a Now Defunct Sport & World Record set at Dunkirk in 1904

Hose cart racing has followed the bustle skirt, the cigar store Indian and the nickel hamburger into the dusty halls of history. But there was a time when the sport of hose cart racing, spawned by volunteer fire departments, was BIG. More than 3,000 teams were registered with the New York State Volunteer Fireman’s Association shortly after 1900. Hose cart racing was a labor of love for men of brawn and daring who pitted their speed, muscle and teamwork against others in an exciting event that drew large crowds of spectators. Hose cart racing, like rodeoing, grew from a job – a necessity. The working cowboy turned his skills as a bronc buster, steer wrestler and calf roper from the range to the arena. Since speed was essential when volunteer departments manually hauled their hose carts to fires, it was natural that rivalries should spring up between departments. Rules of the sport were simple. They consisted of running a distance of 100 yards while pulling a hose cart containing 50-foot sections of hose, making the hose connections, hooking the hose to the hydrant and readying for water. Jamestown had a hose cart

team called the Martyns, named after its organizer M. George Martyn, owner of the Martyn Lounge Company in that city, which claimed the world record at New York State Firemen’s Convention held in Dunkirk in August, 1904. Of course the word “world” is used somewhat loosely in this connection. Each fire company had 300 feet of hose on its cart at the Dunkirk meet. Upon the start the team ran 100 yards, stopped and fastened one end of the hose to a hydrant. It then reeled off 250 feet of hose, made the connections and fastened the nozzle to it. Each team member was assigned to a connection. The anchor man was the fellow who made the hydrant connection. His was a task of speed, strength and finesse and Jamestown had one of the best in Joe McVeigh. More than 20 teams from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio entered the Dunkirk meet. The favorite was the unbeaten Coleman Hose Company of Union City, PA, led by the great black sprinter Harry Batson, who allegedly was not even a resident of that fair city. The Colemans had toured the eastern US vanquishing with ease all opponents. All day long the teams streamed into Dunkirk. Bands played, flags waved

and spectators arrived to cheer on their favorites. Area newspapers gave the meet banner-line treatment. Top contenders in addition to the Jamestown Martyns and the Union City Colemans were the Sixth Ward Hose Co. from Hornell, NY; Tyrone Hook and Ladder from Johnsonburg, NY; Hose and Steamer No. 1 from Niagara Falls, NY; Solvay Hose Co. from Solvay, NY; Torrent Hose Co. from Ithaca, NY; Lightning Hose of Albany, NY; Union Fire Co. #2 from Ballston Spa, NY and Frank Funk No. 3 from New York City. Seventeen other winners of area eliminations were entered including the Dunkirk Hose Co., the Barker Hose Co. from Fredonia and 2 other departments from Jamestown. Eventually the battle lines were drawn between the Colemans and Martyns. Late in the day according to newspaper accounts of the day “the Colemans made their finest run. They started like lightning and a line connection by Doc Driscoll, one of the fastest in the country outside of McVeigh, gave them an excellent time of 27 seconds, equaling the time set earlier by the Hornell team. The Martyns responded with a 26 and 3/5 second time to capture the championship.” The winning time was said to have been a new world record. The news was quickly telegraphed to Mr. Martyn at his factory and he wrote back: “The Martyns who run are faster than the martins that fly. I will help you celebrate when you return.” The Martyns were awarded $400 for their efforts. The Union City and Hornell See “CART” Page 7

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Anti-Media Mentality Long Time St. Bonavanture Dean to Discuss at Jackson Center April 25

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., April 18, 2017 — Award-winning journalist Lee Coppola, former dean of the School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University, will talk about the rising anti-media mentality at 6pm Tuesday, April 25, at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. Michael Hill, new president of the Chautauqua Institution, and Jackson Center cofounder Greg Peterson will moderate the discussion. A meet-and-greet with Coppola begins at 5 p.m. Both are free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be available. Located at 305 E. Fourth St., the Jackson Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting liberty under law through

the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson. The idea for the talk was inspired by Dr. Andrew Roth, interim president at St. Bonaventure, who expressed his desire to build on Jackson’s “Saturday Night Club” model of regular forums for impartial discussion, debating, and studying the problems and issues of the day. “We are thrilled to host this forum featuring Lee Coppola and to welcome Michael Hill as an integral part of the program,” said Susan Moran Murphy, president and CEO of the Jackson Center. “This program fits squarely with our mission to engage, educate, and inspire broad audiences on issues and challenges faced locally,

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Charlie Durin, Frank Eggleston, Pooley Newstrom, Jim Hayes, Art Brainard, Jack Peterson, Jack Hayes and Frank “Skinny” Moynihan. The Martyns returned to Jamestown via the Chautauqua Lake Railroad with the engine whistle tied down. Hundreds of cheering hometowners, plus a band, met them at the city

limits and the parade wound to city hall. Mayor J. Emil Johnson spoke warm words of welcome “for our great champions.” It was a simpler world then and having a fire department that could run faster and hook up a fire hose quicker than anyone else was a cause for great pride and rejoicing.

Story From Page 6 departments shared the second and third place monies of $250 and $100. Members of the victorious Martyns were Ed Marsh, Joe McVeigh, Rainey Peterson,

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Rick Matthews, president of the Center’s board and Westfield resident said that the Center was Executive Director Rick Mascaro’s vision. Matthews, who is a jeweler and owns Matthews Jewelry, has had a lifetime interest in music and theater which he and Mascaro share. Mascaro is also the author of a play which will be performed on the Center’s stage in late summer, early September. Stay tuned. The Center is a community effort. Matthews said that once the church space was leased in January, 2017, resident supporters painted, built risers for theater seats

Earthfest

Cont. From Cover spread local awareness and inspire action among patrons to live with the environment rather than off it. There will be a large variety of educational booths on display which will help enhance people’s knowledge about important environmental issues such as composting and the effects of deforestation. There will also be vendors with ecofriendly products to sell, tents with natural photography and jewelry to sell and other displays from various other local environmental organizations. A tree seedling adoption will be conducted by the Earth Awareness Club, made possible by donations from the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation

Lake

Cont. From Cover An exciting development this year will be the launching of a converted harvester into a shoreline collector. This will increase territory coverage and decrease worker hours. Under the guidance of Operations Director, Don Emhardt, a 1986 retired harvester was reconstructed to remove the teeth that had been used for cutting weeds. The CLA site includes large garages and fabrication equipment. It is a year around investment of time and money to keep the organization active to fulfill its mission. Previously this machine cut and conveyed the weeds onto the equipment, then removed and loaded manually onto the barges and manually loaded into dump trucks. With this refurbished equipment the machine picks up the cut weeds, conveys it, loading directly into dump trucks for removal to composting locations. This allows the machine to come closer to shorelines for more efficient weed collection. The CLA is encouraging homeowners to collect and pile vegetation for subsequent pick up thus allowing for more program coverage. Calling the CLA (763-8602) as you embark on your clean up will allow pick up as soon as possible. The goal of regular shoreline maintenance is to

and installed state of the art lighting and other electronics. Nancy Nixon Ensign, vice – president of the Northshore Arts Alliance and Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail coordinator has organized the first artist display at the Brenda Eno Gallery in the new Center. This first art display is open Monday – Thursday from 9am-3pm; Friday- Sunday from 10am-5pm. It will end June 1. Ensign, who is also the Patterson Library Ocatagon Gallery curator said that the works of six Northshore Arts Alliance artists are featured. They are John Crisholm, Trent Lutes, Michael Briggs, Carrie Tredo, Liage Depetella and Liza Schultz. Ensign, a third generation painter, and Westfield resident, plans to

display a different group of artists every three months. “You read me yours and I’ll read you mine” a writing workshop begins May 28, at 7pm. This is one of the many programs which the center is planning to fulfill its mission. The Center hopes “to become a creative force and an educational resource for Western New York and the entire Lake Share area and harness the economic vitality of the arts.” The 501(c)3 organization is also dedicated to “bringing high quality live arts, events, instruction, participation, performance and display in all arts access to the area at a low cost and in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.” For information call 864723-8600 or google Lake Shore Center for the Arts.

District. Proceeds from the sale of fairly traded products by club members will be donated to environmental organizations. Earthfest will also have live animals to offer a more interactive experience for patrons young and old. In addition to a petting zoo one could call it, acoustic guitarist Jamie Haight will be performing starting at 11am. At noon, animal expert Jeff Musial will put on a show with animals from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics. Musial, from Buffalo, NY, has been a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” coming onstage with all sorts of animals from sloths, albino alligators and giant lizards to capuchin monkeys, Siberian lynxes and baby kangaroos. Regardless which animals he brings it is sure to be quite the show for those

lucky enough to see it. JCC Director of Campus Life Kayla Crosby has helped orchestrate this year’s events with the Earth Awareness Club. She is a former student of JCC with a Bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education with additional certifications in early childhood and special education. She is passionate about the local community and is excited about how involved the students have become with the event programming. Earthfest is a free event open to the public and will be held Saturday April 22 from 11am-2pm near the pond outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center. Should the weather not cooperate the festivities will be held inside the Student Union. All are invited to take part in Earthfest at JCC where there is plenty of fun to be had and things to learn.

mitigate/eliminate the buildup of vegetation accumulation. The CLA will wok to continue and increase the shoreline maintenance program to the extent that funding and time permits. It is important to keep in mind that as a non-profit the CLA depends on donations from over 1,400 members, as well as fundraisers. The CLA receives supplemental funding from local, county, and state governments. The county “bed tax” money helps the mission of the organization. Property taxes are not allocated to the CLA. Almost 12 foundations have contributed funds to the CLA over the years. All this helps to acquire, maintain and operate the equipment. CLA continues to look at herbicides as an option in the future if certain criteria is met and approved by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Don has worked tirelessly for the CLA. He rebuilt this machine and fabricated it from the ground up. To the best of his knowledge “no other machine like this exists”. If this machine is successful the CLA has a second machine it can refurbish. “We keep trying new things, expanding our knowledge and techniques, listening to others to provide services for the benefit of all lake users. Some day we will get it right!”. He has been Operations Manager for three summers after having been a member of the Board

of Directors of the CLA. He is also Town Supervisor for the Town of Chautauqua and works closely with the Dewittville Fire Department. Paul Stage, President of the Board of Directors says ”Without Don’s dedication, work ethic and knowledge, the CLA would not have the well organized staff and volunteer force to do the hard work. His leadership has taken us into the future.” Concern has arisen for the 2017 lake season. It was an unusually warm winter which can impact weed growth and water conditions. Last year we experienced unusual weed growth in the middle-to-upper end of Chautauqua Lake in July. The CLA removed more aquatic vegetation in 2016 than in 2014 and 2015 combined, over three million pounds! Ways you can help: • Use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning agents. • Keep your septic system functioning properly, pump out & inspect every 3 years. • Use only phosphate-free fertilizers. • Clean up after pets, keep manure away from stream beds. • Replace smooth break walls with natural and irregular stone face and native plants. • Leave lakeside edge unmowed and natural. Visit www. chautauqualakeassociation. org for more information.

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Story From Cover singing and dancing at the age of 2 and she performed and acted all through her school career. At the age of 15 she was signed to an independent record label and she had many hit songs. She sang the National Anthem at Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular on NBC while doing much music across the United States and Canada. She received schooling in fashion and design. She attended the Grammy’s in 2015. After that she sang “America the Beautiful” at a Syracuse Crunch Hockey Game. In 2015 she sang the National Anthem at the NIT NCAA Championship Basketball Game. In addition she sang the National Anthem at Citi Field for the New York Mets. Along with all this, she released several singles and performed in the movies. She has returned to Jamestown to help with the promotion of the recovery effort for anyone who needs it. She has remembered her hometown to help all take a stand to find a way to bring a bright light to

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Cont. From Cover marina. The marina is for existing customers and new customers. We have a big display of new and used boats for people to look at, whether they just want to kick tires or make a deal. We’ll have over twenty new boats and over thirty used boats on display.” Holiday Harbor has been in continuous business since 1946. Pringle says, “We have over 100 plus combined years of marine and mechanical experience. We are the largest marina on Chautauqua Lake and we want people to become more familiar with what we carry.” New boat lines at Holiday Harbor are Crownline (sport boats), South Bay (pontoon boats), Misty Harbor (pontoon boats), NauticStar (center

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Cont. From Cover Since the mid-1990’s, Lakewood’s Tree Committee has been devoted to maintaining the quality and quantity of one of the Village’s most valuable natural resources: it’s trees. Trees are literally such an integral part of the Lakewood landscape that most take them for granted. However, spring in general -- and Arbor Day in particular -- is the perfect time to stop and consider how important trees are to the quality of our lives. For example: • Trees enhance the beauty of our neighborhoods and the value of our property • Trees absorb and sequester carbon • Trees provide shade for people and habitats for birds, ranging from wrens to owls • Large trees filter urban pollutants and fine particulates • Mature trees regulate water flow and improve water

the rehab and recovery effort occurring here. Representatives from “A Fresh Start”, CASAC (Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council), Mental Health Association, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, and other organizations will be on hand to answer questions and help people understand the severity of the problem and how to deal with it. Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will share what is happening from both the county and national perspective. The concert will “kick off” events and campaign the county has put in place for drug Prevention, Awareness and Recovery. Any individuals, businesses or organizations can help sponsor the event. There are four levels of sponsorship: Presenting, Platinum, Gold and Silver. Benefits range from VIP Seating, Photo with Brielle, Autographed Brielle CD, Banner at event and inclusion in marketing, media and press. On February 26, 2016 Kim Carlson lost her only son to a heroine overdose, and no one should suffer the loss of a child.

Kim took it upon herself to reach out into the community to see who would like to be “part of the solution”, raise awareness and to educate the community on the growing addiction problem. The community and area is losing many people to the disease— both young and old. Kim put together a foundation along with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation with the goal of providing a safe place for people who need help—where they can go and get needed help. She has many great volunteers who have helped with all of this. After much research, she and her volunteers have decided on and are using a program defined as the Oxford House which is used in different locations across the United States. Kim talks about her son Alex so other people can talk to their children. To quote Kim “Through our experience, communication, knowledge, open minds and open hearts we can bring change so that others might not feel our pain.” You can read more on this by going on Facebook or a new website to see what incredible things Kim and her volunteers are doing: A Fresh Start – www. afreshstartny.org.

console/deck boats), Mercury/ MercCruiser (engines), and Yamaha (engines). This year marks the fourth annual open house at Holiday Harbor. Pringle says the event has proven to be successful. “It’s a good time of year since people are just starting to think about boating. So it gives them an excuse to get out and see what we’re about. It’s a great event that we do.” Pringle believes they will continue to host the open house in the future, at around this time of year. “People want to know whether certain boats are good for fishing, good for waterskiing or tubing, or if they are family friendly. We get a lot of questions like that. We’re there to answer any type of boating question they might have.” Pringle says boating is certainly a family activity, whether its parents and children, or grandparents

and children. “We certainly see that a lot.” 2017 is the eighth year Pringle has owned Holiday Harbor. “We now currently own two marinas. Our second marina is in Dunkirk, N.Y, which is Holiday Harbor at Chadwick Bay.” As for the popularity of boating, Pringle says he’s seen the boating industry pick up, especially in the past five years. “And I think the economy has turned a little bit and people are opening their wallets a little more. So we are seeing, especially in our region, a big uptick in boating.” Although Holiday Harbor is open year-round, Pringle says the boating season typically runs from mid-April through November first. Additional information about Holiday Harbor Marina can be found online at www. holidayharbor.net.

quality • Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce energy needed for air conditioning by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent on energy used for heating Who the Tree Committee is . . . The current members of the Tree Committee are all Lakewood residents who volunteer their time in service to their community. They include: Tammy Bakewell, Val Dow, Jack Hemick, Tom Simmons, Katie Smith, and Richard Rose, who currently serves as chairperson. These six individuals are passionately devoted to doing all they can to maintain the quality and quantity of Lakewood’s “urban forest,” a mission established by former members Bill and Kay Fugagli back in the ‘90s. To that end, the Committee works very closely with forestry consultant Bruce Robinson of Jamestown. Chair Richard Rose describes Robinson as “a local

icon.” He was instrumental in creating one of the Committee’s most valuable resources: an Urban Tree Management Plan. The plan is a detailed survey of every tree on Village property (excluding parks) with data that includes location, species, size, condition, recommendations, and other information. All Lakewood’s street trees were first surveyed in 1999 but that original plan had become sadly outdated by 2013. In 2015, Tammy Bakewell volunteered to write a grant application to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation requesting $4,000 to fund an updated survey and the grant was approved. So as of December, 2016, the Tree Committee has a completely updated survey with data that can be used to guide effective street tree resource management throughout Lakewood for the next eight years. . . . and what they do Of course, the Committee See “TREE” Page 10

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Four Mile Brewing Company A Fun Brewery in Olean with Unique Brews

The men’s room sink at Four Mile Brewing Company Olean NY.

By Lou Drago

It was a great day for a road trip to Olean, NY. After another great beef on weck sandwich at the Beef n’ Barrel Restaurant I headed down the road to 202 Green ST, home of the Four Mile Brewing Company. Four Mile is a fun little brewery that makes unique beers. When you are there check out their unique use of empty kegs in the bathrooms. I had a great sampling tour with the president and head brewer Gregg Piechota. Gregg took his love of home brewing beer and in May 2015 opened Four Mile Brewing in the former Olean Brewing Company building. Olean Brewing originally opened in 1906. In 1920 the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution passed, and Prohibition became the law of the land. The Olean Brewing closed to never reopen. The building went through many businesses through the years before

Gregg and his staff reopened “Olean’s first brewery in over 70 years!” One of our favorite Four Mile Brewing beers is their Mango Wheat. It is a fruity wheat beer with tons of mango flavor. Gregg would not reveal how much mango he adds to the vats but it is a lot. Mango Wheat started as an occasional summer beer but its popularity grew so it now is a year round offering. The Mango remains a great warm weather beer served very cold - very refreshing. The next beer I sampled I call their St Bonnie Brown. Four Mile’s Unfurl Brown & White Porter. The porter was developed in honor of St. Bonaventure University and uses 7 varieties of malt and 2 types of hops. The brew is very dark brown reminiscent of the friar’s frocks and pours with a sweet creamy head. If you let the first sip sit on your tongue you should be reminded of molasses with a slight burnt taste of caramel. The finish is a lingering

strong coffee. This is the one beer I usually make it a point to have a pint of before we leave. Next, their Green ST IPA is a very drinkable light bodied IPA with a very hoppy finish. Alleghany IPA is another beer you can get on a regular basis. This IPA has a very strong hoppy nose. The glass captured the strong citrus finish. Per Gregg, this is number one on their hit parade and very popular with the Bonnie’s crowd. Bravo IPA was a beer I had not had previously. Gregg relayed they were brewing this beer with a strain of hops they had not used much in the past. The Bravo hops was the main ingredient in this mix. The Bravo hops gave the beer a slightly tangy smell and a bit of an earthy taste. I will say this was not my favorite beer of the day. There were several new offerings on this trip. First, their least imaginative named beers but one of the favorites I had that day. Simple name, complex beer—Stout. Stout poured as a full bodied dark brown beer with a thick creamy head. The taste was of dark fruits, molasses and very distinct chocolate and coffee finish. This beer had great flavor and was a pleasure to drink. I hope they move this up the board into regular production. Next I sampled the Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout. Now my all-time favorite candy bars are Reese’s Peanut butter Cups and I was looking forward to tasting Reese’s in a glass. The stout has a heavy malt hoppy back. It was bitter sweet. I let the PB Stout sit for a bit and as it warmed to room temp the sweet chocolate and peanut butter

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Cont. From Page 9 plants trees on Villageowned property, from street sides to rights of way to parks. In fact, from 20032008, under the leadership of then-chair Bill Fugagli, the Committee was responsible for planting 60 trees along Village streets and 20 in Hartley Park. Richard Rose says that the Committee originally partnered with local residents for the “street trees”. “We’d plant the trees and the residents would agree to water them for us for two years, until they were established,” says Rose. The group became dormant in 2008, but was re-activated in 2013 by Kay Fugagli, Rose, and others. Since the urban tree management plan had not been updated at that time, the Committee decided to devote whatever resources it had to “planting trees to enhance Lakewood’s

parks” as Rose describes it. So since 2013, examples of the Tree Committee’s park work have included a line of 11 trees on the south side of Veterans Park to provide shade for park users, 4 trees in the boat launch park area and 12 trees in LaGrega Park planted to coordinate with the needs of Little League. Other trees have been placed along Fairdale near the Rod & Gun as well as still more in Veterans Park and in Hartley Park near the playground area. As with so many worthy causes, funding is always an issue. Annual support from Village discretionary funds has declined from a high of $5,000 in 2013 – when 35 trees were planted –to its current level of $1,000. Richard Rose points out, “Granting agencies look for buy-in from the community when considering applications.” He says it would help the Tree Committee to bring in more grant dollars if they could be regularly funded as a line

item in the Village’s annual budget. How you can help: Celebrate Arbor Day with the Tree Committee Lakewood’s 2017 Arbor Day dedication will be held on Friday, April 28 at 12:30 at the Dog Park. Two new recently planted trees will be dedicated at that time: a sycamore and (what else?) a dogwood, of course! Forestry consultant Bruce Robinson will be the featured speaker at the event. Other ways to help • Make a donation to plant a tree on Village property as a memorial. • The recent very dry summers have prompted the need for special tree watering boots that sustain new plantings. Donations to purchase more of these watering devices are most welcome. • Find out more by contacting Committee Chairperson Richard Rose at 763-6892 or email him at rbrose@ windstream.net.

Estate Pairing Dinner May Wine Release at Johnson Estate Winery

On Saturday, April 29, 7 – 10pm at Johnson Estate Winery. In Germany, the coming of spring is celebrated with Maypoles, dancing, and May Wine - either a white wine, often Riesling or Vidal, flavored with sweet woodruff,

or a punch made with white wine and champagne, sweet woodruff, and strawberries. Join us at Johnson Estate for an evening Release Party celebrating our 2017 May Wine. This is a limited vintage of white Vidal wine flavored

with sweet woodruff or “Waldmeister”, as it is called in Germany. Menu TBD. $60/person, reservations required. Please visit http://johnsonwinery.com/ jos_event.taf?_function=details &view=event&evid=424.

14th Annual United Way Rose Sale Every year, UPS holds an annual rose fundraiser to benefit United Way. The roses are $18 per dozen. This is a great gift to Mother’s and to your community! To order roses, contact the United Way office at 483-1561. All orders are due by Friday, April 21st. Roses will be delivered directly to your workplace the Friday before Mother’s Day!

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