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WORLD JUNIORS EXHIBITION GAMES Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 21 Nortwest Arena, Jamestown

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Silkscreen and Design Studio Puts Jamestown on Display

New Restaurant In Bemus Point to Open this Summer

Recently they have been producing retro landmark products, such as T shirts with logos from long gone establishments.

64 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, formerly known as Ye’ Hare and Hounds Inn closed last May due to a fire. It will reopen in time for Summer under the direction of Executive Chef, Todd Singleton.

SHINY BRIGHT RETRO HOLIDAY Thursday, December 21 • 10am – 4pm Friday, December 22 • 10am – 4pm Saturday, December 23 • 10am – 4pm Monday, December 25 • 10am – 4pm Tuesday, December 26 • 10am – 4pm Wednesday, December 27 • 10am – 4pm Thursday, December 28 • 10am – 4pm The Fenton History Center, Jamestown SAVE SANTA A CHRISTMAS ESCAPE Friday, December 22 • 3:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, December 23 • 12:30 – 9:30pm Tuesday, December 26 • 12:30 – 9:30pm Wed., December 27 • 12:30 – 9:30pm Thursday, December 28 • 12:30 – 9:30pm Escape Rooms Jamestown, Jamestown WINTER VILLAGE AT CHQ Friday, December 22 • 4pm – 12am Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua AFTER-HOURS AT THE FENTON Friday, December 22 • 5 – 8pm Fenton History Center, Jamestown SLEIGH RIDES AT CHAUTAUQUA Saturday, December 23 • 1 – 3pm Sunday, December 24 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Saturday, December 23 • 6 – 9pm Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, Mayville CHRISTMAS BUFFET Monday, Dec. 25 • 10:45am – 5:45pm Peek’n PeaK Resort & Spa, Clymer HOLIDAY WEEK AT THE WINERIES Tue., Dec. 26 • 10am – Sun., Dec. 31 • 5pm Lake Erie Wine Country North East, PA to Silver Creek, NY CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRITTERS Wednesday, December 27 • 10am – 12pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown PUB QUIZZES AT BRAZIL Wednesday, December 27 • 7 – 9pm Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge, Jamestown, NY 14701 HOLIDAY CAMP Thursday, December 28 • 9am – 3pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown SIX COURSE WINE PAIRING Thursday, December 28 • 6:30pm 2 Ames, Chautauqua BEHIND THE SCENES LIBERTY TOUR Friday, December 29 • 10 – 11:30am Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown For More Weekly Events Visit

By Kathleen McCarthy Fresh Press Studios Inc. at 100 N. Main Street in Jamestown opened for business in September of 2014 and the presses have been rolling ever since. This full service design and print shop offers a wide variety of garments and printable merchandise. This shop sets itself apart from the rest with the artistic and business talent of Gary Peters Jr. and Jeff Erickson. Adding to the

talent and management are Jennifer Peters and Jennifer Erickson. Talent abounds with Gary Peters Jr. and Jeff Erickson. Jeff is a member of the 10,000 Maniacs, playing the guitar. The band, formed in1981 in Jamestown, has been described as an alternative rock band which hit national fame. The band, re-formed over the years, continues to record and perform. See “PRESS” Page 6

A Delicious Duo Downtown Jmst. Labyrinth Press Company and Brazil Craft Beer & Wine

The building formerly known as Ye’ Hare and Hounds Inn in Bemus Point is set to be sold to Tom Meyers on January 18, 2018. Meyers will be leasing the property to William A. Lewis of Bill Lewis and Sons. Lewis’ company, along with Meyers’ support, is also opening a Market and Restaurant in Williamsville,

Labyrinth Press Company and Brazil Craft Beer and Wine occupy the upper and lower floors of 12 E 4th Street in downtown Jamestown. The coffeehouse, nestled slightly below street level, and the bar perched above, offer visitors two bustling spots to relax and enjoy a wide variety of drinks and dishes. With an atmosphere somewhat more typical of a larger city, these establishments exude a vibe at once creative and comfortable, with an edge of urban trendiness. The menu at the Lab is also Self-described as an “eclectic available upstairs at Brazil and hangout featuring vegetarian fare, when both are open, guests can fair-trade coffee and live music travel between the levels freely. in an art-filled setting” both the Labyrinth and Brazil showcase the work of local artists and host musical performances on a regular basis. Stacks of records and books, vintage and salvaged

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By Lori Humphreys Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! Artist Dale Anderson’s idea of a delightful shopping spree is a visit to a local junkyard. Where others see the discarded metal effluent of our civilization, Dale sees birds, flowers and whimsical figures which will emerge to enhance a garden or yard. For the past 18 years, with welder and hammer, he has been

CHQ. Leadership Network

By Anna Hagley

Rotary Club of Jamestown... Page 3 Sponsoring Exhibit at National Comedy Museum

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK -- The Rotary Club of Jamestown announced that it will sponsor the “Comedy as a Tool for Social Progress” exhibit space in the National Comedy Center. The organization will donate $20,000......

Each year, non-profit agencies are required to hold a meeting for agency maintenance requirements. The Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN) utilizes their annual meeting as a way to do just that, but also to hold a space for locals, professionals new to the area, and CLN alumni to come together, network, build relationships and for community members to learn about the training that CLN offers, a strength based leadership style training. They are a resource of over 500 alumni who have completed leadership training, creating a See “CLN” Page 7

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Along the Art Trail: Dale Anderson

CLN Celebrates 25 Years of Training

If you are like millions of other Americans, the holiday season is a time that you can put on many extra pounds and then millions of New Year resolutions are made and the struggle begins to lose those pounds. It is a lot better to become proactive now to minimize that holiday gain! Here are some tips to help you do so:

“My Dad’s”. Lewis and Meyers have worked together for over 3 decades in the McDonald’s franchises. Now that Meyers has taken on a “semi-retirement” role, they felt it seemed a great time for the two to put their knowledge into a more creative venture. The name of the new restaurant is yet to be decided:

Junktures: Sculptures with Junk

By Jenny Herman

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the catalyst transforming junk into a legion of beautiful or whimsical figures instantly comfortable in the outdoors. It is a lovely irony- a daily miracle – that the metal created by a polluting process can become birds, flowers and whimsical figures which draw us to the beauty of field, tree and garden. A Pine Valley elementary school teacher, Dale retired in 1999. See “ART” Page 6


CHQ. Institution’s Off-Season Performances

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House will be presented on January 20th at Bellinger Hallby the Chautauqua Play Readers. The following performance, on February 10th, will be Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part II which explores the aftermath of the first play.

By Jenny Herman

While attending theater performances may sound a bit intimidating to the uninitiated, readers theater, in which full plays are read aloud, often in a less formal setting, is reminiscent of old radio plays. This style of theater, sometimes fully staged, sometimes performed around a table, invites listeners into what feels almost like watching an intimate conversation. Founded in 2001, the Chautauqua Play Readers, CHQ PLAY “PLAY” Page 7

Shiny Bright Retro Holiday : December 21st - 28th : The Fenton History Center, Jamestown

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Publisher’s Word “Wasn’t it Just Thanksgiving?”

Maybe it’s been our schedules the last month or so – few days to simply sit and relax, let alone have time to participate in the annual shopping extravaganza…

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but the gap between Turkey Day and Christmas seems to be shrinking! Another day of feasting and fellowship, you say? On Thanksgiving Day we give thanks for all the gifts we receive throughout the year – things like health, prosperity, family, and safety. On Christmas Day we give thanks for other items, such as sweaters, hand tools, and video games. But what truly separates the two holidays is this thing called the ‘Christmas Spirit’

– peace on earth, good-will to all. It’s a kind, forgiving, charitable time of year like no other. It’s much more than Thanksgiving – it’s a festival of lights, colors, packages, good cheer and above all – memories past. The Ledger would like to wish each and every one of you the best Christmas ever, snow or no snow! “May you have gladness of Christmas, which is hope; the spirit of Christmas, which is peace, and the heart of Christmas, which is love.” Until next week… JZ-C

Christmas with the Critters Audubon Nature Center Event with Animals and Crafts Meet the Audubon Nature Center’s live animals in a presentation December 27 from 10am-12pm, followed by making a craft, opening the gifts, and maybe visiting Liberty the Bald Eagle’s kitchen. $8; $6 Friends of the Nature Center and children 3-12; free children 2 & under. Or you can bring a gift per person for the Nature Center as admission: Call (716) 569-2345 or click on “Christmas with the Critters” on website to learn what’s needed. Reservations are not required.

CHQ Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails Christmas Eve Train Wreck Commemoration On December 24 at 2 PM members and friends of Chautauqua Rails to Trails will continue their annual tradition of gathering at the Prospect Station trailhead and hiking about a quarter of a mile to commemorate a railroad accident. The

accident happened on Christmas Eve in 1872 and cost 21 people their lives. The group will meet to remember the accident and the lives of the people lost. Parking is available at the Prospect Station trailhead which is located at the

intersection of Prospect Station, Fish and Barnes Roads. The address is 6830 Barnes Road, Westfield, NY. Refreshments will be provided and the public—trail and train lovers alike—are invited to attend. For more info call Jim at 665-3246

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X-Mas Traditions

25-30 Million Real Christmas Trees Are Sold In the US Every Year Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? I am sure by now most everyone has, their Christmas tree up and the house decorated. Most of us spend all year cleaning, decorating and rearranging the house, only to tear it all apart to put up Christmas decorations. Did you ever wonder why we put up a tree and when did the tradition start. Like all traditions there are a several theories and stories. For thousands of years the evergreen fir has been used to celebrate winter festivals. The branches decorated homes in hope of the spring to come. The Romans used the Fir Trees to decorate their Temples at the festival of Saturnalia (Festival honoring the Roman God Saturn). Christians used them as a sign of everlasting life with God. The Vikings in Scandinavia thought that the evergreens, because they stayed green all year round were a special plant of the Sun God Balder. Germany was credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we know it now. Legend says it was in the 16th century when German Preacher Martin Luther brought a tree into his home and decorated it as a reminder of Jesus, who let the stars of heaven (the lighted candles he decorated with) come to earth during the Christmas season. There are several other theories. Some say Christmas trees went as far back as 1400’s along the Baltic Sea, from Latvia to Germany. It was not until the mid-1800’s the Christmas tree became fashionable in

Three of the most popular Christmas trees are: Scotch pine, Douglas fir, and Noble fir.

the United States. By the 1890’s Christmas ornaments were arriving from Germany and the Christmas tree popularity was on the rise. Europeans liked to use small trees about four feet in height, while Americans liked their trees to reach the ceiling. Early on trees were decorated with homemade ornaments, berries and nuts. Popcorn soon joined in, as for many families it became a tradition to string the popcorn and hang it on the tree. Electricity brought about the Christmas lights allowing tree to glow for days. With this, Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country and having a tree in your home became an American tradition. There are more than 15,000 Christmas Tree Farms in the United States. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states. Three of the most popular Christmas trees are: Scotch pine, Douglas fir, and Noble fir. The first Christmas tree retail lot

was started by Mark Car in New York, in 1851. Thomas Edison’s assistant came up with the idea for electric Christmas lights for trees in 1882. They were massproduced in 1890. Artificial trees were developed during the 19th century in Germany. They used goose feathers that were dyed green and attached to wire branches, the branches were then wrapped around a large dowel rod that acted as a trunk. The official Christmas tree tradition began at Rockefeller center in 1933. There are 25-30 million real Christmas trees sold in the United States every year. 93 % of real trees are recycled at one of the 4,000 or more recycling centers or programs. There are several more interesting facts, stories and legends about the Christmas tree. Whatever tradition you may know or celebrate, have a safe, happy and healthy holiday. Now you know……..

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Rotary Club of Jamestown Sponsoring Exhibit at National Comedy Museum

From left to right: Cheri Krull, Sue Jones, Katie Geise, Tom Benson: National Comedy Center Chairman, Joelle Washer: President of the Rotary Club of Jamestown, Russ Ecklund and Rich Ryan: National Comedy Center Development Director. JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK -- The Rotary Club of Jamestown announced that it will sponsor the “Comedy as a Tool for Social Progress” exhibit space in the National Comedy Center. The organization will donate $20,000 to the Comedy Center’s Endowment Fund to obtain the naming rights. “The mission of the Rotary Club is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. We see the ‘Comedy as a Tool for Social Progress’ exhibit area of the museum as a great way to promote those ideals” said Joelle Washer, Rotary Club President. The donation is the

Rotary Club of Jamestown’s largest to date. “The exhibit area that they selected will feature a curated media presentation produced by three-time Emmy-nominated executive producers Stephen J. Morrison and Mark Herzog of Herzog & Co., whose works include CNN’s ‘The History of Comedy’,” said National Comedy Center Development Director, Rich Ryan. “It will address how comedy has been on the forefront of social change throughout history.” “From issues of the first amendment, to race, to gender equality, this art form is uniquely positioned to make people think at the moment it makes them laugh, making everyone more receptive on

otherwise divisive issues,” said National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson. The National Comedy Center will feature 35,000 square feet of exhibit space and is expected to draw over 100,000 visitors each year. Capital funding for the construction of the Center is in place, and the Center is now building a supporting endowment fund. The endowment fund will address operational sustainability, program enhancement and technology advances. The Rotary Club of Jamestown, which will turn 100 in 2019, has a long history of investing in the city. Previous fundraising efforts include significant donations to the restoration of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the renovation of the Emergency Department at UPMC WCA, donating to the JCC Capital Campaign and the creation of The Portage sculpture. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Rotary Club of Jamestown, and are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship” said Gunderson. “This organization has a long history of contributing to successful endeavors, so we’re looking forward to a long and happy partnership with them.” For more info please visit www.nationalcomedycenter. org.

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Comedy Series December 30 at Jamestown Mattress Arena Club at Ice Rink On December 30, 7:30 –  9:30pm. Wits ‘n Giggles is held in the Jamestown Mattress Arena Club located on the top floor of Northwest Ice Arena. Tickets for the event are $10 presale, $12 day of show, and $5 for students. Must be 18 years of age and up to attend. Get your tickets today by calling 716-484-2624, visiting www.northwestarena. com, or at the Landmark Chevrolet Box Office.

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (December 19, 2017) - The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) has announced the winners of the annual Downtown Jamestown Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest. The contest began in 2015 as a way to encourage business owners in downtown Jamestown to dress up their businesses for the holidays and to increase the curb appeal for visitors shopping and eating downtown during the holiday season. 17 businesses participated in 2017 and were judged by members of the Jamestown area community. “Congratulations to Esquire Cleaners, our first place winner. Several of our judges mentioned how much they enjoyed the scene in the window, specifically how Esquire Cleaners tied it to their business,” said Kristy Kathman, program and

administrative coordinator for JRC. “It was a close contest this year, and the windows looked great. I have had many people comment on how festive downtown Jamestown looks, and I couldn’t agree more. Thank you to all the businesses who decorated for the season!” The contest’s second place winner was Vintage House Design, Inc., and third place winner was The Gypsy Moon Cake Co. Each business that participated in the holiday decorating contest had a chance to win an advertising grant from the JRC and Jamestown Up Close to use in the coming year ranging from $1,000 to $250. “We are so excited and thankful! Esquire Cleaners is so small, and Nate (Bailey) just bought the business this year, so this is a huge thing for us to be chosen.

We are very appreciative, and happy to be part of the downtown community,” said Heather Mundaniohl, manager at Esquire Cleaners. She also said that the decorating contest really brought to light the sense of pride that is present among downtown businesses. Ms. Mundaniohl said she sees pride in the customers as well. When decorating, Ms. Mundaniohl wanted to bring in the cleaners aspect to the scene, so she depicted Santa getting his suit cleaned and pressed before his big day. The storefront decorating contest ran from the night of the downtown Jamestown Christmas parade, December 1, to December 11. The People’s Choice award was determined via Facebook vote earlier in the month. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum won the People’s Choice award and a $100 lunch voucher to a downtown Jamestown restaurant for their staff. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. For more information on Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, please visit www. or call 664-2477. You can also learn more about the organization by joining their Facebook page.

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Tundra Swans Have Come and Gone, Migration to Warmer Climate By Kathleen McCarthy

“The snowy white tundra swan breeds in the Arctic and migrates many miles to winter on North America’s Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, bays, and lakes. The eastern population frequents the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina, while the western population typically winters in California”. (National Geographic) Every year in the early winter tundra swans can be seen and heard on Lake Chautauqua. They seek open waters and will flock in where they can find food on the journey south. The large white swan, also known as the Whistling Swan, is a large, white bird, with a long neck held straight up. It has a black bill with yellow patches in front of its eyes, although yellow is not always present. The juvenile is gray with a pink bill and black legs, but it becomes whiter through the winter because of continuous molting. Males and females look alike. The tundra swan call is higher and more like that of a Canada goose. On a recent morning in Maple Springs, hundreds were near the shore with a whistling sound that could be heard inside the lakeside homes. They are graceful and elegant, bringing delight

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when they arrive each year. Tundra swans eat mainly plant matter, although they also eat mollusks (zebra mussels in Chautauqua Lake) and arthropods. Plant foods include tubers, stems, and leaves of aquatic vegetation. This is why they seek the open waters as they travel in flocks. They do not dive in the water for their food, but rather they dabble or upend to reach their food. Their long necks enable them to plunge well below the water’s surface. (birdeden. com) Twan Leenders of Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, says “we are on the front line of winter, we are a nationally recognized stopover site for ducks, swans, birds, and gulls by BIRD LIFE INTERNATIONAL. As the expanses north of us are

frozen, we see the stopover at this time. They may briefly come back as weather patterns change”. Tundra swans take off easily from land or water and fly with their necks extended straight out and their back legs trailing behind. Tundra swans form life-long pairs that remain together year around. When they are not breeding Tundra Swans form large, gregarious flocks that travel, forage and roost together. ( The Chadakoin River (the Outlet), as well as the lower basin were frozen on Monday, December 18. This may change slightly as temperatures are currently fluctuating. There still may be an opportunity to see and hear these beautiful swans in the upper lake.

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(L to R) Amy Lobb, Sr. Professional Staff Nurse at UPMC Chautauqua WCA and Jenny Rader, Sr. Professional Staff Nurse BSN at UPMC Chautauqua WCA use the Panda Warmer.

The Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation supported the need of a Panda Warmer for infants at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through a Community Service Grant, Emil M. and Gertrude E. Johnson Fund, in the amount of $6,500. The Panda Warmer is used to help keep healthy babies healthy. Panda Warmers

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intended to maintain the thermal balance of an infant patient by direct radiation of energy in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. UPMC Chautauqua WCA knows that having a baby is one of the most important occasions in a lifetime. The OB/GYN board certified physicians, nurses and support staff at UPMC Chautauqua WCA help right from the start with offering: personalized education and tips for the whole family, bonding classes for siblings, fetal monitoring to help you and your family prepare for your new baby’s arrival, birthing rooms with reclining chairs, and newly remodeled private rooms and baths. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation that serves the charitable purpose of benefiting the people of the community it serves. It was created by and for the people of the Chautauqua region to help donors make a positive impact on their community by establishing a “bridge” between the donor and charitable activities. If you have additional questions on how to support UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Maternity Department, please call 716.664.8423 or email Megan Barone, director of development at

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Many new businesses have emerged in recent years and they have turned to each other for ideas, marketing strategies and support. The recent storefront “Holiday Window Display Contest” sponsored by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is just one example of the energy generated in downtown Jamestown. The business was incorporated on April 1, 2014 and opened the doors for business in September 2014. As close friends and business partners, the four work well together on daily issues, tasks, and support but also in the design of the business model. They use as many local vendors as possible, supporting small businesses rather than ‘big box’ stores. The imprint business includes all types of garments and accessories, as well as promotional products such as pens, stickers, water bottles and glassware. Recently they have been producing retro landmark products, such as T shirts with logos from long gone establishments, such as Evan’s Skateland, Quality Market, The Grog Shop, The Surf Club and Eats Café.

These are a hit with the older folks who frequented these Jamestown places as well as millennials, who love the cool graphic design. This has proven to be just another way to pull the local generations together! Retail products have been added to the shop, such as potholders, dishtowels and aprons with funny sayings. These are perfect for holiday gift giving. Fresh Press Studios is committed to the neighborhood and the future of Jamestown. Gary says, “Jamestown has a long history of manufacturing and I feel we are carrying on that tradition. Rather than using on-line printing companies, we have the capacity to design and dialog with the customer at all stages of the process. Our customers are very satisfied and we continue to grow through word-ofmouth”. The shop is open MondayFriday, 9am-5pm. Generally after a proof is approved for in-house products, they have a 7-10 day turn around time. Fresh Press Studios can be found on Facebook and products can be seen and purchased on Etsy. (716) 4844277

com). They have hired Todd Singleton, creator of Liberty Cont. From Cover Street Café in Warren, PA, and Forte of Jamestown, NY, they are looking for input to be the Executive Chef. (email: info@thevillagerny. Singleton will bring to the

restaurant the creativity and flare he is well known for. They will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and they will be open yearround. Stay tuned to The Ledger for more details.

artist Robert Cumpston’s sculptures, which were composed mostly from farm scrap. Dale may not have studied art, but he definitely had a good eye and art instincts. “If I knew how to weld, I could do it,” he thought. Retirement brought the opportunity to see if that was true. Dale bought an entry level welder, followed

the video instructions which came along, and began, learning by doing. His two sons were his first critics. Expecting boos when they saw his first pieces, he was surprised and gratified when their response was, “Wow, that’s pretty cool!” “Pretty cool” soon became a business he named junktures-

Cont. From Cover Jeff joined the band in 2002, after his friend and guitar teacher Rob Buck passed away. Before beginning the business, Jeff worked at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. The multi talented artist Gary Peters Jr. is best known around town as the creator of the Lucy-Desi murals. He creates digital illustration, outdoor wall murals, logos, all kinds of digital and print promotional materials and flash animation. Gary is also well known for his involvement with the Unexpected Guests Comedy Troupe, as well as art instructor at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts. In a move to become selfemployed, Jeff partnered with his friend Gary and their wives to create a downtown business, embracing the desire to have area folks “Shop Local”. Jeff says, “we have all grown up in the Jamestown area and feel so committed to seeing Jamestown grow and prosper. We need to focus on the positive and all work together for change”.

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His college career at Penn State and graduate work at Central Michigan University never included art. During visits to the Allentown Art Festivals in Buffalo, NY, Dale was attracted to Illinois

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Cont. From Cover furnishings, and brightly designed chalkboard menus lend a hip flourish to the Labyrinth downstairs, while a deep sage main room with intricate filigreed molding along the ceiling gives Brazil the feeling of something between a Victorian salon and an old-fashioned billiardroom. The menu at the Lab is also available upstairs at Brazil and when both are open, guests can travel between the levels freely. Aside from their wide array of espresso drinks, teas, and smoothies, their quirky menu offers a blend of somewhat adventurous flavor combinations and comfort food staples with a twist, all of which are vegetarian. From a classic grilled cheese to a zesty bowl of Moroccan harira stew, this local lunchtime favorite can satisfy any palate or mood. Upstairs,


Cont. From Left combining the raw materials (junk) and the art form sculpture to produce his “junktures”. Dale and his wife Katherine attended as many as 8 shows a year. Now they just do one, the Clothes Line Art Festival in Rochester, NY and sell directly to customers and visitors to their Forestville, Gallery. “Now I know what I want to do, make sculptures.” Dale had never thought of himself as an artist. He said that when he was a child, stick figures were a challenge. How he can envision and make a bird, a flower, a whimsical figure, when he looks at pieces of metal is the mystery of art.

Brazil also offers a dinner menu and boasts an extensive list of craft beers and quality wines. Brazil’s happy hour specials will give visitors a chance to work their way through the impressive 18 draft lines, several of which are from local breweries, and their selection of over 40 wines by the glass. Events like a monthly poetry slam, jazz nights, and pub trivia, make the Labyrinth and Brazil perfect for an evening out as well as an ideal spot for a morning caffeine boost or lunchtime fix. The Labyrinth is also a great location to support a local business while doing a bit of holiday shopping, with beautiful tins and bags of specialty teas and coffees, French presses, and even handmade soaps available. The original Labyrinth, previously an espresso bar and live music venue, underwent a beautiful restoration, and reopened a year and a half ago. With an expanded menu, the

Labyrinth joined Brazil under new co-ownership as well. Frank Besse, a previous Labyrinth employee joined founder Jeff James and his wife Alexandria in the dual venture to help run the businesses. These locations hum with a strong sense of community and a feeling of continuity. From familiar faces sipping coffee or working at a laptop, to families sharing a meal downstairs, to the hip ambience of an on-trend, local-centric bar upstairs, these businesses are sure to remain staples of the area’s burgeoning restaurant scene. To check out their menus and hours, check out www. and www. and keep an eye out for Brazil’s upcoming “Festivus” party on the evening of December 23rd, featuring ugly sweaters, drink specials, and a rambunctious air of holiday festivity. More events and menu updates can be found on their facebook pages.

He may have found his muse later than many, but now his days, when not mowing or snow plowing, are dedicated to changing metal to marvels. “I can teach someone the process of doing what I do, but I cannot teach what I see in each piece of scrapthat is what distinguishes one person’s work from everyone else’s. I would tell any aspiring artist that you just have to do (or make) what you see in your chosen material.” Dale is the perfect interview for the season. He is jolly and his artistic ability to change junk into beauty is as magical as Christmas time. “ My goal is to transform objects of little or no value into things that will make me, and hopefully others as well, smile.” On Memorial Day Weekend,

2018, the North – Shore Arts Alliance will organize and sponsor their 10th annual Chautauqua – Lake Erie Art Trail. From Mayville to Forestville including Dunkirk and Fredonia, “Art Trail” flags will fly in front of the studios and galleries of a group of Chautauqua county artists welcoming visitors. This artistic open house introduces or re-introduces visitors to the many County artists whose art enriches our lives. This article introduces Artist Dale Anderson, Creator of Garden Art from Recycled Metals, 8879 Prospect Rd. (county rt.#87), Forestville, NY 14062. EMail . Phone – 716-988-5059. 10 am -5pm Studio Tour Weekend. By appointment otherwise.

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l p a e Cont. From Cover s acommunity of individuals pwho are climbing the eleadership ladder, with their gannual meeting gathering aa mix of alumni of various mbackground, public attendees eand current students. o The training CLN offers lis a full year commitment, pwhich kicks off with a ,two-day retreat, and is by monthly ,followed commitments. ohalf-day sTheir leadership training focuses on increasing sself knowledge and self practicing .assessment, .and improving leadership dskills, expanding awareness sof the communities of yChautauqua County, its rassets and its challenges, education on positioning aoneself to use talents, skills yand knowledge to benefit the dcommunity, training on how dto actively participate as trained community leaders, networking opportunities with knowledgeable committed trained leaders who help make a difference in the quality of life in

Chautauqua County and assists in establishing a framework for leadership that focuses on community development. To commemorate their 25th year, they are launching a new logo and celebrating their quarter-century milestone. At the upcoming meeting, they plan to share an overview report to showcase all the work that has been accomplished within the CLN this past year as well as discuss the organization from a sustainability standpoint and strategic redirection of where they’d like the CLN to go. They are moving forward with new leadership competencies they’ve never offered before, so that the curriculum will offer new and varying learning opportunities. Each year, the curriculum will vary in topics as well as presenters, experts and new teachers. Their outlook is that leadership is a quality that can always be improved upon, and is a skill that can be taught, practiced and implemented to improve life success as well as lead to continued growth in one’s life. Additionally, alumni

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On Thursday December 28, 2 Ames will be hosting their first ever wine pairing dinner. Why come you may ask, well I have a riddle for you, what is black and white and re(a)d all over? (I’m sure you’ve heard that one before, but not this version). There will be puns and jokes riddling the night. Along with some absurdly good wines, so you may as well bring your “petit-syrobe” (like I said, merriment). As far as food goes, let’s just say it will be hog-wild, with many a crowd pleasing plate. 40 seats are available. For reservations please call (716) 237-7066.


Cont. From Cover RDRS, led and directed by Bob McClure, have been stimulating the appetites of off-season theater lovers for nearly 17 years. The group’s most recent performance was Love/Sick by John Cariani, whose bestknown work, Almost, Maine, is currently among the mostperformed plays in America. This annual holiday show, known as “Pratt Fall Theater” is held in the Pratt St. residence of a CHQ RDRS founder, where 60 attendees enjoyed the special catered performance. McClure carefully selects eight pieces and the performers to present them, for Chautauqua Institution’s off-season from September to May. Three of these plays are then chosen to be fully staged during the season by the affiliated Chautauqua Theater Company. The CHQ PLAY RDRS also perform one benefit show on the final weekend of the Chautauqua season at the 500-seat Reg Lenna Center in Jamestown. This frequently sold-out performance fundraises scholarship money for theater students of the prestigious Chautauqua Theater Company. Typically, all offseason performances are held in the lobby of Bellinger Hall on the Chautauqua grounds, pulling audiences sized from around 40 to 70 depending on the month. The intimate nature of these

readings is enhanced by the accompanying potluck dinner, where guests and performers alike bring dishes and drinks to pass. Most performances ask only a donation of a couple of dollars to defray rental costs. Keeping a trained eye on the Tony awards, Broadway reviews, and Pulitzer Prize recipients, McClure seeks out pieces that will satisfy and even challenge a sophisticated audience, as many of the CHQ PLAY RDRS attendees have a critical eye and have attended these performances for years. For example, the group recently performed Sweat, a work by playwright Lynn Nottage, which describes as a “nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream.” McClure also keeps an eye out for the social reach or commentary plays can communicate, acknowledging that many contemporary plays, keeping with the current sociopolitical landscape, are issue-driven. His political wherewithal is not surprising, as he previously lived for many years in Washington DC, working in education. Having made the permanent move to Chautauqua in 2001, he and a few fellow theater enthusiasts decided to start the play reading group Don Greenhouse, Nancy Karp, and Bill Flanders. Their first performance in 2001 was Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Mary Chase. The genre selections

today are as varied as the performance styles. From cold readings, without rehearsal to full sets with a stage, McClure selects his ‘readers’ from among a large group of subscribed participants, about a third of whom live in the region throughout the year. Contemporary works do not dominate his choices, however, with interesting pieces chosen such as The Just (Le Just) by Albert Camus, who is not typically remembered as a playwright so much as the unwitting posterboy for the existentialist movement. They also choose some classic works from the 1930’s and 40s such as the much-loved It’s A Wonderful Life, and works from wellknown playwrights such as Arthur Miller and George Bernard Shaw. Two upcoming performances by CHQ PLAY RDRS blend a bit of traditional with contemporary. McClure has aptly chosen Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to be presented on January 20th at Bellinger Hall. The following performance, on February 10th, will be Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part II which explores the aftermath of the first play; a choice that may be seen as a form of social commentary on women’s roles, which have been at the forefront of contemporary issues in recent years. This combination of performances, and those to follow in the off-season by CHQ PLAY RDRS, are sure to provide an intriguing arts and cultural experience for those looking to explore the engaging world of theater.

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By Carol Fisher

Here it is, folks. It’s that time of the year. Time to watch schmaltzy Hallmark madefor-TV movies. For writing sentimental messages in greeting cards. For gift wrap and curling ribbon. For ugly Christmas sweater parties. For singing carols, eating candy canes, and popping corks. It’s time for traditional foods like latkes, kielbasa, fruitcake, pumpkin pie, eggnog and cutout cookies, for making resolutions, and lighting the tree, menorah or the Kwanzaa kinara. It’s the season for giving, and receiving. For triggering old memories as childhood ornaments are retrieved from their beds of crinkled tissue, or the smells of anise cookies make you imagine grandma in her apron standing at the oven. It’s time for creating new memories and traditions, for walking hand in hand down the street to church or synagogue, hopefully in a picturesque snowfall, or for treating loved ones to a Christmas Eve horse and carriage ride. It’s time to take a break from the routine and add a little crazy fun into your personal landscape, now that it’s a snow globe and all. That about sums it up, right? Or does it? Hmmmm. Let’s see. Family. Fun. Food. Frolic. Sounds right, but, wait, something is missing.

The biggest common denominator for these holidays and festivities is LOVE. But, of course, that’s the given, right? Truly, love is included in all our holiday gathering and well-wishing. But, here’s a thought. How far out of your circle of loved ones does that holiday love extend? You know, this is the season to reach out to those who have no one or nothing. This is the season to give without expecting a return gift. We all know someone, in our church or local community, who could use a new scarf, a hot meal, or a hug. We might have a friend or acquaintance who is suffering from a loss and is in the grip of depression or despair. Somehow, this always seems so much worse during the holiday season. Perhaps they would appreciate a coffee date and a willing ear. Then again, sometimes, the best gifts are not those given to an individual, but rather, given in the name of an individual. I share with you this true story. A family man had serious difficulty with Christmas. Not with the true meaning but with the excesses, the over-spending, the frantic last minute buying of anything just to have a gift. Bottom line, he hated the commercialism, so it was very difficult to buy gifts for him. One day he attended a wrestling match between kids from his children’s school and those from an inner-city

school. This sports coach was horrified to realize that those inner-city kids had no protective equipment and had tattered sneakers that barely stayed on their feet. They lost every match, which saddened him. He had hoped that, despite all odds, they’d win at least one. He mentioned that to his wife. She in turn used that love he had for kids to solve her Christmas gifting problem. She went to a sporting goods store and bought an assortment of shoes and headgear for those inner-city kids and delivered them anonymously. On Christmas Eve, she placed a white envelope on the tree with his name on it. On the note enclosed, she told her husband what she had done in his name. Truly, it was the best Christmas gift he had ever received. The tradition continued for years and was enlarged upon the year he was dying from cancer and his then grown children added their own white envelopes to the tree. An organization grew out of this family’s experience called the White Envelope Project and Giving 101, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth about the importance of giving. This is truly a great example of what Christmas love can do. Here’s one more story - this one of love at any expense. Perhaps you have heard of the Christmas truce. It was December 25, 1914, five months into WWI, somewhere in France. The British and French were dug into their cold snowy trenches, rifles pointed squarely at the Germans on the other side. Suddenly, in the darkness, they heard, “you no shoot, we no shoot.” Next thing you knew, one, two, five, See SHOOT Right

A Look at What is Coming in 2018

Winters in Ellicottville are known mostly for the slopes. Skiing and boarding prevail. What makes us one of the most sought-after places to go for winter fun is what can be done when Jack Frost has nipped at your nose and the slopes have worn you out. Why head back to the condo and sleep when there’s always something going on in the village? Toward the end of January, the 19th through the 20th, to be precise, establishments and restaurants throughout the village offer some of the region’s best blues bands, all free for your listening pleasure during the Winter Blues Weekend. The 2018 music schedule is filling up and can be found at the Chamber


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ten, hundreds, then thousands of soldiers left their weapons behind and crossed the nomans’ land between the two. They sang Christmas carols, traded rations, played football, showed family photos, and even roasted a few pigs. These soldiers were so filled with the

website, www.Ellicottvilleny. com. The lineup is growing quickly so check back often to find out who is playing where! “What a better way to get out and break away from those post-holiday doldrums with some friends and great music?” Chamber of Commerce Media and Communications Manager, Chris Chapman, said. “If you’re a fan of the Blues, looking for a good time, or just want to get out of the house after a long, cold month, this is where you need to be.” In Ellicottville, we let the winter season unfold on its own, for the most part. After the slopes start to fade to a muddy brown and the skis and board just don’t want to glide very well, we like to celebrate the season and give a good send-off to the season that will be coming to an end. While a couple of days’ worth of activity goes on at Holiday Valley, the Village of Ellicottville prepares for what has become a solid tradition, the annual Ellicottville Winter Carnival featuring the Mardi Gras parade! Celebrate the end of both, the ski season and the winter as floats, marching units and bands make their way up Washington Street on March 10. The parade starts at 6pm. The night before, a newer

tradition pays tribute to the birthplace of the Mardi Gras spirit, New Orleans, as the Bacchus Ball takes place. Last year’s event was a success at Madigan’s, with the crowning of the King and Queen taking place. This year’s location is still being determined, as well as all the festivities around it, but you can rest assured, it will be a great time in the spirit of Mardi Gras. “Not only is this the end of the ski season and winter in Ellicottville, it’s the start of the warmer weather and the year-round calendar of events we produce at the Chamber,” Barb Pump, Events and Membership Manager for the Chamber of Commerce, said. “It’s our chance to get out and just have fun. Whether you’re walking up the street in a costume or riding a float, or even just standing along the street side, to be a part of the Ellicottville Mardi Gras is a great way to start shaking off the winter and come out of hibernation. It’s a kind of rebirth.” Ellicottville’s full calendar of events for the year, as well as schedules and descriptions, can be found at the Chamber website, www., or you can call the Chamber at 699-5046 for more information.

loving and nostalgic spirit of Christmas that they embraced the very people whom they had tried to kill hours before at the real risk of being court martialed. They even agreed to warn each other if they were commanded to shoot, and then they would shoot high. Shoot high. Give. Love. Isn’t that what this season is truly all about? Without these, the rest is just window dressing. Pretty but short-

lived. The real gifts of this holiday season come from the heart. So, put up those trees, dress your home with beautiful decorations, wrap those gifts and prepare the special holiday foods, always keeping in mind that there are many ways to express love this holiday season. Explore your possibilities but always, always let love be your guide. Merry Christmas. Joyful holidays to all. Bless.

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A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.