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EBC Expands Production


KAYAK ROLL CLASSES WITH EVERGREEN OUTFITTERS Every Tuesday through March • 7 - 9pm Turner Community Center

Little Valley, New York Welcomes Ellicottville Brewing

Food Trends Changing

Supermarket Gaining Market Share of Prepared Food

DUNKIRK THEN & NOW EXHIBIT Thursday, February 15 • 10am – 4pm Friday, February 16 • 10am – 4pm Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk DIAVOLO’S VOLO Thursday, February 15 • 7 – 9pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND Friday, February 16 • 12 – 5pm Saturday, February 17 • 10am – 5pm Sunday, February 18 • 10am – 5pm Lake Erie Wine Country PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND WINTER FESTIVAL Fri., Feb. 16 • 6pm – Sun., Feb. 18 • 4pm Lakeside Park, Mayville NEW YORK STATE FREE FISHING WEEKEND Sat., Feb. 17 • 12am – Sun., Feb. 18 • 12am New York State 3RD SATURDAY CO-SPONSORED HIKES Saturday, February 17 • 10am – 12pm Various Locations FREDONIA WINTER FARMERS MARKET Saturday, February 17 • 10am – 1pm Masonic Forest Lodge, Fredonia

Shortly after purchasing the Little Valley space in 2015, EBC began using it for shipping and receiving, box erection, and packaging.

By Kathleen McCarthy

Knowing that he needed more bottling space after renting a 7,000 square foot building by Fitzpatrick & Weller in Ellicottville, Peter Kreinheder, owner of Ellicottville Brewing Company, looked around the

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area for additional space to move forward with his strategic plan for the business. He discovered the old Salamanca Beverage/King Windows building in Little Valley and purchased it in August of 2015. In 2013 the Ellicottville Brewing See “EBC” Page 4

Supermarket prepared foods are noted to be the fastest growing segment of the food service industry.

By Sharon Witchey When was the last time you cooked a meal? This does not mean opening a box or can and pouring the contents into a pot. It does not mean removing cellophane from a frozen meal and placing it in a microwave nor does it mean emptying a bag and removing

paper wrappers before placing the food on a plate. If you can’t remember, don’t fret as you are not alone. Many people just don’t like to cook or don’t know how to cook. Most people say that they are too busy to cook. Food, in our society is abundant. See “FOOD” Page 4

A Marriage of True Minds

WinterFest Successful Fundraiser

Though the shapes change, Reno Pottery is instantly recognizable, largely due to Jim’s art style and Pat’s glazes. Different years have different art designs.

The event at the Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House is the major fundraiser for the five local snowmobile clubs of Chautauqua County with 100% of the profit going directly to the clubs. Photo/ Joe Gustafson

Along the Art Trail: Reno Pottery Gallery

SNOWSHOE HIKE WITH EVERGREEN OUTFITTERS Saturday, February 17 • 10am – 4pm Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville

1,000 Participants Raise Funds for Snowmobile Clubs

WARM UP WITH ART - MAYVILLE WINTER FESTIVAL Saturday, February 17 • 10am – 5pm Sunday, February 18 • 10am – 5pm Portage Hill Art Gallery, Westfield & Mayville SLEIGH RIDES AT CHAUTAUQUA Saturday, February 17 • 1 – 3pm Sunday, February 18 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore, Chautauqua CINEMA SERIES -DARKEST HOUR Saturday, February 17 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia WITS’N GIGGLES STAND UP COMEDY SERIES Saturday, February 17 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown SOUPIN SUNDAYS Sunday, February 18 • 11am – 3pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland NATURE PLAY DAY Sunday, February 18 • 1 – 4pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown Weekly Events Visit

By Lori Humphreys

and garden unfurls before they reach the light filled room with its display The Reno Pottery Gallery, of Reno Pottery, the creation of Pat Centralia – Hartfield Rd, makes and Jim Reno. an entrance. Visitors walk down a Talk about “a marriage of true raised wooden walkway, under a See “RENO” Page 5 grape arbor as a view of a Tori Gate

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue... Did you Know…

By Kathleen McCarthy

in about 1,000 participants to celebrate winter, our snowmobile What a great day for the clubs, and have old-fashioned community! The WINTERFEST fun. This is the fifth year of Celebration at the Bemus Point WINTERFEST at the golf club. Golf Club and Tap House on Saturday February 10 brought See “CLUBS” Page 5

Embracing CHQ. Co.

CLN Board Member Spotlight:

Kristy Kathman

The Village Casino

Keeping the Historic Landmark Alive

History of Pizza... Page 2

Americans Eat Approximately 100 Acres of Pizza a Day

By Anna Hagley

Cholesterol Has a Bad Rep... Page 6

What You really Need to Know about Heart Health February is Healthy Heart Month and Valentines Day, so we thought we would let you know the things that you rarely hear from the regular medical establishments. High cholesterol does not cause heart attacks! Dr. Thomas Cowan states that there is simply no evidence that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. The evidence actually.....

Kristy Kathman, the Deputy Director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) and President Elect with Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN), first fell in love with Chautauqua County when attending college in Fredonia, NY. She and her husband have been residents of Jamestown since 2000, and she feels very fortunate to be part of both Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and CLN, two organizations working to make it an even better place. Kathman heard about CLN while networking for her role at JRC. Because Kathman had known of many people that she holds in high regard being a part of CLN, when she was accepted, it was a very exciting moment for her. After completing the class in 2016, she decided to stay involved by joining the Network Development Committee, which led to an offer to be the Board of Directors President Elect. Kathman states, “I was nervous, but also excited, so I accepted and I’m very glad See “CLN” Page 5

The Casino’s Grand Ballroom provided entertainment with many top name entertainers such as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday, Louie Armstrong and many others. Three of which are pictured above in 1948: Tommy Dorsey (2nd from left), Benny Goodman (3rd from left) and Louis Artmstrong (4th from left).

By Lou Drago

There must be something in the water at Maple Grove that develops young people to grow up to be business owners. This week I would like to introduce Andrew Carlson, restaurant owner and operator of a well-known area attraction, the Village Casino in Bemus Point, NY. Andy Carlson has been involved in the Carlson family restaurant businesses since he was thirteen years of age and began working at the Casino in the kitchen as a dishwasher. He joined hundreds of other area young people who worked tirelessly each summer, giving up much of their free time, helping the Casino and its customers enjoy See “CASINO” Page 6

Dunkirk Then & Now Exhibit : February 15th & 16th : Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk

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Publisher’s Word “Sweethearts Celebrate” Welcome to President’s Day weekend and the longly anticipated Winter Festival in Mayville, NY. The weekend kicks off this Friday at 6pm with opening celebrations and the crowing of the King and Queen. There are too many family activities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday for me to tell you about in the small

spaced allotted to me, so check out the full schedule on their Facebook page. After you have enjoyed the fun in the ICE, stop into your favorite Mayville restaurant and warm up with your favorite beverge, meal and sweetheart. Hey, it’s still Valentine’s weekend! Spread the love! Until next week… JZ-C

Photo Contest: Win 1 Ski Pass to Holiday Valley Submit your favorite photo of Chautauqua Co. in the winter to: A new winner is selected each week.

New Program Announcement Lakewood Memorial Library is introducing a brand new program! The Power of Sound – The effect of sound on our health and well-being. Janine Chimera demonstrates how sound & vibration can affect our well being. Most of us understand how music can affect our emotions. Our daily lives are filled with many other sounds, which can affect our health and well-being, both positively and negatively. Sound vibrations have an influence on mind, body, and spirit. This class is intended to bring a new awareness of how sounds and music may be affecting you, as well as provide an opportunity to experience sounds that can help reduce stress and leave you in a more peaceful state.This introduction is being offered twice on Tuesday, February 20th from 1:00-1:45 and again at 5-5:45

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Did You Know:

History of Pizza

It All Started with a Roman Festival Known as Lupercalia....

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? Are you thinking about what you are going to have for lunch or dinner or even breakfast? Everyone wants something different. How about ordering pizza? People eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just so you know, the often recounted story that holds true of how pizza came about, is that on June 11, 1889, to honor the Queen consort of Italy a Neapolitan pizza maker named Raffaele Esposito created the “Pizza Margherita”. The pizza was named for Queen Margherita of Savoy. The pizza crust was garnished with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, to represent the national colors of Italy on the Italian flag. In 1905 a New York City man named Genaro Lombardi applied for a license to make and sell pizzas in his grocery store located in a small ItalianAmerican neighborhood. In 1912, Joe’s Tomato Pies a new pizzeria opened in Trenton, New Jersey. After that the pizza business began to flourish. Americans often referred to the pizzas as pies. 1958 the largest pizza chain know as Pizza Hut was established, soon to follow was Domino’s in 1960.

It is said the first pizza was made in 1889 to honor the Queen of Italy. The pizza crust was garnished with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, to represent the national colors of Italy on the Italian flag.

There are several major pizza tomato puree. Thin crust is chains throughout the world. the most popular in the U.S. There are so many places to Saturday night is the most get pizza that Americans eat popular night to eat pizza. approximately 100 acres of Pizzerias represent 17% of pizza a day, or 350 slices per all restaurants. The world’s second. Pizza is a $30 billion fastest pizza maker can make per year industry. There 14 pizzas in 2 minutes and are approximately 61,269 35 seconds. The busiest pizzerias in the United days to order pizza are States. There are so many New Year’s Eve, followed different variations of pizza by New Year’s Day, Super and toppings. Can you guess Bowl Sunday, Halloween the most popular topping? and Thanksgiving Eve. That was easy, pepperoni. The average price of Approximately 36% of a large pizza with pepperoni people order pepperoni on is approximately $13.21. their pizza .The least favorite There are several pizzerias topping yes, you guessed it, here in the area. So whether anchovies which happens to you are going out, picking be my favorite. The largest up your pizza or having it pizza ever made was 122 delivered. Enjoy! If you ft.8 diameter. The pizza would like more information needed 9,920 lbs.   of flour, on pizza or to find a pizzeria 198 lbs. salt, 3968 lbs. of in your area go to cheese and 1,984 lbs. of Now you know….  

Little League Sign Up Southwestern Open for Registration

Southwestern Little League is open for registration! The program includes T’Ball for kids 4-5 year old, Rookies for kids 6-8, Minors 9-10 years old and Majors Kids 11-12 years old. Kids living in the Southwestern and Panama School Districts are welcome to sign up online at Registration is open now and runs through February 16th. Late registration subject to a $10 late fee runs until February 22nd while the official end of registration is February 22nd. Please email questions to Let’s Play Ball!

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2018 PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND WINTER FESTIVAL Opening Lighting Reception Friday, February 16, 6pm Festival Runs through Sunday, February 18 This event will take place regardless of weather so please join us and bring the family! ORGANIZED BY: MAYVILLE/CHAUTAUQUA COMMUNITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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DIAVOLO’S VoLo : February 15th : Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

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Spirits From Around the World Food and Drink Fundraiser March 8

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s . t . f s e This “spirited” and culinary d trip around the world t will feature Evans Wine e & Liquor and Wines and Southern Tier Distilling’s Phin DeMink teaming up n to create 4 unique worldly . f i . s

cocktails. A variety of foods from around the world will be provided by Reg Lenna Center for The Arts board members. Several fun winter games including mini-curling, shuffle board

and a ring toss will also be part of the festivities. Tickets are $30 per person presale and $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Due to construction at The Reg, a temporary box office location is open at 215 Spring St. (between 3rd and 2nd streets) and the entrance to the theater is next door. This box office is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The temporary theater entrance will be open one hour prior to movies and events, at which time tickets will be available upon entering the building. Throughout construction, Forte the Restaurant will remain open. Tickets are available by calling 716.484.7070 for tickets, during the box office hours listed above or buying online at

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g March 2 , Nationally Touring Artist Plays first Barrel Room Jam of 2018 t we’re bringing the sounds of and unique mandolin sound, u Charity Nuse to our (warmer, she plays a complimentary n indoor) barrel room. Enjoy mixture of Blues/Country/ a Mazza wine, a glass of Five Rock. Charity is an artist & 20 beer, and food from our that connects with people friends at Bird. and brings a passionate and Charity Nuse is a Singer- uplifting (and fun!) vibe to Songwriter Mandolinist, her live performances. Percussionist based out With a strong belief in of Warren, PA. Formerly the Healing Energy found of the Nationally touring in the expression of music, Americana-Roots band, songs and sounds are shaded r 2 On Friday, March 2nd, 5:30- Big Leg Emma, Charity with life’s experiences and e 8:30 pm, join us in Westfield, currently performs more colored with the inspiring w NY, for our first Barrel Room intimate acoustic shows in and empowering energy of the surrounding areas. Best hope. l Jam of 2018. For More information l We’ll be hanging out on known for her powerful, the patio soon, but for now, sultry vocals, hopeful lyrics, please visit

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80’s Theme Rewind Party

Party and Cash Raffle to Raise Money for Community Helping Hands

The Community Helping Hands 80’s Rewind Party planning committee members are busy making preparations for this year’s signature annual fundraiser to be held on March 3rd at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. Appearing in photo left to right are: Bonnie Kyle; Amanda Geising; CHH Board Secretary Jade Kingsbury, and Scott Mekus of Eventz by Scott.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – February 1, 2018 – Hold onto your perms and grab your leg warmers. Community Helping Hands is excited to host an 80’s Rewind Party and Cash Raffle at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville on Saturday, March 3rd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Preparations are well underway for this first annual signature fundraising event benefiting Community Helping Hands in Jamestown; a not-for-profit organization providing emergency assistance to local families in need, and a youth/family center offering a variety of activities since 2001. Proceeds will help Community Helping Hands provide a hand up to our community when they need it the most. The event boasts DJ dance music provided by Star Sirch Productions, $500 and $250 cash jackpots, 80’s costume contest cash prizes with

$500 for best group of at least three people and $250 for best overall individual, no cost photo booth, basket raffle, VIP lounge area and a complimentary buffet dinner. There may even be a surprise performance celebrating the totally radical 80’s. All money raised will help Community Helping Hands to continue providing low cost clothing, furniture and household goods to those in need. Community Helping Hands also provides job skills training and work experience opportunities as a way of empowering individuals to help themselves and others while creating a sense of community and teamwork. “We are beyond excited to offer a unique and fun night out for everyone attending this 80’s throwback party,” said Community Helping hands Board Chairperson Elizabeth Cipolla. “The people of Chautauqua County have big hearts and love to

have a great time. Based upon our early ticket sales, it looks like this event will really showcase Chautauqua County at its finest – people coming together for a great cause, which will directly impact the lives of hundreds who would otherwise have nowhere to turn throughout the coming year.“ Event sponsors and donors so far include Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center, Star Sirch Productions, Lynn Development Group, Aces Up Construction, Jamestown Jackals and Fresh Press Studios. SCFCU, Miller Hall Financial, El Greco Woodworking, Artone and Lutheran. Community Helping Hands is actively seeking additional sponsors and accepting donations to help defray the cost of organizing this event. Multiple levels of sponsorship are available to fit any giving budget. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Cipolla at 716-490-2889. Tickets to this event may be purchased from any CCH board member, online at or at one of our four Jamestown ticket sale locations: Trinity Guitars at 800 West 3rd Street; Labyrinth Press Company located at 12 East 4th Street, Community Helping Hands at 31 Water Street or Scott Mekus of Eventz by Scott at (716) 720-0564. Community Helping Hands exists to help meet the needs of people throughout our region, while empowering them to help themselves and others. For more information, visit their website at www. or call 716-4871488.


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Cont. From Cover Company had expanded its food and beverage space in Ellicottville, increasing the need for even more brewing and bottling space. The opening of EBC on Chautauqua in 2016 added to this need, as well as the ongoing business of EBC in Fredonia. Shortly after purchasing the Little Valley space, EBC began using it for shipping and receiving, box erection, and packaging. Work continued to clean up and design the 75,000 square foot space in Little Valley to accommodate many more aspects of this growing business. The renovations and construction are underway for this new production facility to support EBC’s increasingly popular, award-winning craft beers. This old industrial building is located just eight minutes from the Village of Ellicottville. A popular route for skiers and summer visitors from Ohio, Pennsylvania and the Chautauqua region brings over 600,000 cars passing by annually. This huge building sitting on eight acres of land is nestled right up to the side of a hill. Kreinheder says “We’ll open it up for conferences, weddings, and concerts. There will be space for additional snowmobile tracks as well as the ability for mountain bikers and horses to come to the facility from the Pat McGee trail.” The Pat McGee trail is a multi-purpose 12.2 mile trail which connects seven municipalities together. You can hike, bike, ride a snowmobile or a horse on the Cattaraugus County trail system. The bio-diversity is amazing and interpretive educational signs are placed along the trail, making it a learning experience. A

stop at EBC sounds like a perfect day, after exploring the woodlands, wetlands and green-space of the county. The Little Valley location is a 4-vessel (tank) facility compared to the 3-vessel (tank) facility in Ellicottville. Kreinheder says, “this gives the brewers an extra two hours of work a day, exhumes efficiency, boasting bigger hop dosers, a yeast propagator and an Economizer.” He does not run a third shift as he feels fatigue and inattention affects workers on a night shift. Plans are underway for a public pub and tasting room with a limited farm-fresh kitchen menu to complement the beers, with seating both outside and inside. Creating another family-friendly tourism hub for the region is the goal of EBC. Tours of the facility will be available, as well as a Science Center to open in 2020. This will be a hands-on, fully functional center to learn about the sciences of brewing beer. This project will be geared to younger people, explaining the engineering involved with valves, pumps and the process of malting, shipping logistics, marketing and promotion. This should enable young people to get excited about engineering and other vocational possibilities. The most exciting part of this project is the potential economic development for the region. Little Valley, like many small rural towns, has experienced a downswing, population decline and fewer services and businesses each year. In 1865 the County Seat was moved from Ellicottville to Little Valley. The population of the Village of Little Valley has hovered around 1,130 since 2014. Residents have to travel for basic goods, which does not lend to the small town community feel. Kreinheder feels his new project will increase traffic to and from

the facility will bring people right into town. Hiring for all aspects of the business will add 20-25 full time employees and more than 20 hospitality positions over the next five years. All the work that is currently being done is by Cattaraugus County tradesmen, as well as a process piping team from Erie County. Crystal Abers, from the Cattaraugus County Economic Development Office of Planning and Tourism says, “I am very happy this EBC project is coming to town, it is a wonderful addition to Little Valley. I can’t stress enough how important it is for the manufacturing and hospitality industry of our area. The jobs will be a big boost for us and hopefully will encourage others to consider this community for development.” Mayor Norm Marsh is enthused about the project and what it will do for Little Valley. He says “It’s a good thing, it will bring in jobs and put some new life into our Village. It will become more of a destination rather than just a ‘pass through’. It’s been a few years since we have even had a place to eat out. It will be a great thing for our small, little Village.” Little Valley suffers from a lack of community, which residents of small towns remember from days gone by. The Village has no restaurants and two bars, the VFW and the American Legion. Long time resident and contractor Denny Viereck says, “it is about time something is coming to town. We lost our grocery store, Brooks Market, which was established in 1972 by Thomas Brooks.” He reports Dollar General opened a store east of the Village in January of 2017. Viereck says, “we travel 26 miles to Olean to See “EBC” Right


Cont. From Cover It is in many stores at which the average consumer shops. Going to get your prescription and feel the need for a bag of chips? Chances are your pharmacy has it on the shelf. Buying paper clips at a dollar store? You can pick up spaghetti sauce on the same trip. It is easy to buy some type of food at many of the retailers that we visit to acquire other types of products. Today’s food environment is complicated. It is what author Michael Ruhlman calls “fragmented” as food can be purchased in so many commercial environments. In his book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America , Ruhlman makes a case for purchasing prepared food in a grocery store that “cares about food.” The reason why is interesting. The reason is that grocery stores are becoming more and more like restaurants and are evolving into the primary source for what we choose to

eat and where we choose to eat it. That fact is backed up by Datassential in Chicago which, according to writer Lynn Petrak in an article found at progressivegrocer. com identifies “supermarket prepared foods as the fastest growing segment of the food service industry.” Petrak writes that supermarkets already have earned the consumer’s trust in the area of food safety. Many consumers develop relationships with their retailers and get to know the faces behind the counter of those who are serving their food as well as those who are in the kitchen preparing the food. Packaging innovations and the fact that prices for meals are lower than in some restaurants are making that transition even easier. As more people are counting on grocery stores to provide prepared meals, they are also requiring more information than ever before about the quality and the source of that food. Organic foods are high on the list as is grass fed beef. These types

of foods were once difficult to find but are now becoming more commonplace thanks to the questions and requests of consumers. Labeling regulations ensure that consumers can read what ingredients are included in the making of the dish that they are going to enjoy. In addition, there are more choices than ever as to the environment in which to have one’s meal. One can enjoy eating at the supermarket, at home or somewhere on the go. If you enjoy lunch and a latte at the local supermarket, consider what may happen in the future. If we continue to trust the supermarket in the preparation of our meals, will these places need the same amount of space to sell the same amount of cans and boxes? Or, will the next generation of supermarkets need less shelving space and more food prep and serving space? Consumers will have the ultimate say as they vote with their wallets. Supermarkets will adapt in the direction that each and every one of us takes.

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Kreinheder is hoping to have the Pub open by the summer. “Our centralized Cont. From Left location is the connecting point. We are seeing a get groceries at Walmart growth in the 21-30 year old and for building supplies at market. In general the craft market has slowed a bit, but Home Depot. “

we see the desire to socialize in a comfortable setting is what the public wants”. Follow on Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates : www.ellicottvillebrewing. com

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President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival : February 16th - 18th : Lakeside Park, Mayville

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Cont. From Cover minds” Pat and Jim are partners who have made a marriage, artist’s life and a business not only work but thrive for four decades. They met at Jamestown Community College though their paths diverged till 1973 when they married. Their pottery business, a partnership, began in 1977. Pat forms the plates and platters, makes the glazes and manages the books. Jim throws the pots and draws the designs which adorn the pottery. “We are production potters, but at the same time we are always changing,” Pat said. Though the shapes change, Reno Pottery is instantly recognizable, largely due to Jim’s art style and Pat’s glazes. Different years have different art designs. This year it is shrimp and fish and a new creation, a light green bowl with a small figure sitting on the edge. Past years featured iris, crows, herons, humming birds and dragon flies. Eye catching mugs with their vivid faces are a constant. “I tend to change work,” Jim said. In hindsight the Reno’s career as potters seems accidental. Pat said that a friend suggested that she take a pottery class.

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kI did.” e The benefits of becoming involved in CLN are .numerous, and Kathman shared with The Lakeside Ledger that she has learned so much about leadership, the county and herself as a professional. Above all, the aspect she values most is the people she has met and

Jim joined her and they studied with North Harmony resident Marge Niklaus for two years. After their first year they had purchased kiln and wheel. At first it was just fun and making gifts for family when a friend suggested they offer their oil lamps for sale at a Hamburg, NY antique show. Sales were a success and Reno Pottery, the business, began. “We discovered retailing,” Jim said. On second glance, perhaps it wasn’t just serendipity that linked the Renos and pottery. Jim remembers taking pottery class at Mayville High School with Robert Schmidt, shop teacher. “I violated all the rules, but the teachers liked my work. I still have a pot that I made as a high school student”, he said. Perhaps that pot was just lying around waiting to be remembered. As to what inspires them, they just love what they do and work every day at the wheel. They both feel that loving what you do is not work. Their advice to an aspiring artist, be they potter or not, is that it’s about doing something you truly love. But Jim cautions with a smile and laughs that there are better ways to make a living. Because they both seem to enjoy the life they have made, ‘better’ may mean more lucrative. The Reno’s have been leaders in the Chautauqua County art

community also. Pat served as President of the Craft Alliance for 25 years and their own personal collection of pottery and art is a who’s who of local artists. They are designated Master Craftsmen by the Kenan Center in Lockport, NY, and show annually at the Center’s 100 American Craftsman show. They show at the annual Chautauqua Institution Craft Alliance Show and the Clothesline Show. Their work is available at the University of Rochester Gallery Show and they are members of the North Shore Alliance, Art Trail artists. On Memorial Day Weekend, 2018, the North Shore Alliance will organize and sponsor their 10th annual ChautauquaLake 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, culturally and economically. This article introduces Jim and Pat Reno, owners of Reno Pottery, 6007 Centralia- Hartfield Rd., Box 73, Mayville, NY 14757. 716753-7551. Gallery hours are by chance or by appointment.

the relationships she has developed, some of which have become dear friends, and others that have become collaborators for her work at the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. She draws inspiration by the amount of people who are working so hard to make this piece of the world a better place. Notably, CLN is full of people who don’t just sit back and come up with ideas, but are willing to put in the time and energy to

turn ideas into reality. Kathman and her husband love being involved in the community and living in the area. They have two wonderful children, and believe Jamestown is a fantastic place to raise a family. In addition to Chautauqua County being a great place for professional growth, living in Jamestown offers an endless array of things to do, and within See “CLN” Right


Cont. From Cover As we are dependent on our fluctuating weather, this was only the second year that snowmobiles could arrive by sled. As Rachael WileySteffen said, “come by foot, in your car or by snowmobile for an action packed day”, and they did. The periodic light rain did not deter the crowd from having a great time. The event is the major fundraiser for the five local snowmobile clubs of Chautauqua County with 100% of the profit going directly to the clubs. The participating clubs are: Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, Cherry Creek Sno-goers, Ellery Sno-Cruisers, Lake Effect Trailbreakers, and the Sunset Drifters. All grooming and maintenance of the almost 500 miles of trails in Chautauqua County is volunteer. Wiley-Steffen estimates that the proceeds this year far surpassed any other year of the festival. Black Widow Band, sponsored by Leslie Mitchell of the Village Restaurant in Dewittville, entertained the crowd from the deck of the ‘under construction’ Tap House. Tours were available of the interior space in

anticipation of the Spring 2018 opening. The NYS Troopers and Chautauqua County Sheriffs stopped by the event, encouraging all to ride safe. Big Melch’s Smokin’ BBQ went through 14 racks of ribs. Fowler’s Taffy and Kettle Corn all did a brisk business. The event sold hamburgers and hot dogs, fresh off the grill. Hot coffee was available to all on the deck. The Chinese Auction raffle items, displayed inside, (where there was warmth), were amazing. Bryce Steffen thanked the 86+ sponsors that donated time, money, and goods that resulted in a fun and profitable day for the clubs. Beth Peyton of Maple Springs said, “this is such a fabulous community event, it gets us out of the house and supporting such a great cause. We tend to hibernate but this motivates us to get out to see our friends and neighbors! We don’t snowmobile but this event is fun for all. Our granddaughters, Lola and Estelle visiting from Ohio, love the dogs running free and tickling their noses. They had their first sledding experience on a hill and had never seen dogs run free.” This enthusiasm is evident in speaking with the volunteer committee. Jenna Head was doing brisk sales

with the 50/50 raffle, which split $380 with the winner and the clubs. Organizing committee members, Bryce Steffen, Rachael WileySteffen, Ryan Crandall, Mitch Splawski, and Jenna Head were joined by many volunteers on site to make the day a success. Mayor Bryan Dahlberg of Bemus Point said, “We all get cabin fever at this time of the year and we need to get out and appreciate our great community. The efforts of so many volunteers to make this day such a success is astounding. We welcome all the visitors who came out for this family friendly, fun-filled day. We are truly a destination that embraces the true meaning of community.” The huge Christmas Tree bonfire warmed the crowd and provided a perfect gathering space to catch up with old and new friends. Jaret Strickland, a snowmobiler from Lakewood, summed it up by saying, “It was great to see the snowmobiling community come together to support all the efforts of the snowmobile club volunteers who make the trail system such a great success.” Mark your calendar for WINTERFEST 2019 on February 9! Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House, 72 Main Street, Bemus Point

Story Time

Storytime for Preschoolers
 continues on Fridays
 10 to 10:45
 at The Lakewood Library! Come join the fun!


scenery that makes you feel a million miles away, but still at home. Kathman Cont. From Left shares, “The people are kind, there are great a 10 minute drive, there educational opportunities, is completely different and the scenery is fantastic.

When our friends and family visit, they are often wowed by all that we have here. I feel so lucky and excited to live in a place that has so many gems, and each year, I discover more.”

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Casino Cont. From Cover every aspect of beautiful Bemus Point. For many, including my daughter, Andrew’s father Steve was their first employer. And as Steve put it, he expected the same level of hard work and job dedication from each and every one of his workers and his son was no exception. Steve relayed a quick story that proved that Andy had restaurant in his blood. “At age 17, Andrew graduated from Maple Grove, and wanted to get involved with our Arby’s restaurants. I urged as hard as I could for Andrew to go to college. But he decided he wanted to get involved in the Arby’s in Fluvanna. He was very young and we had planned to sell that unit that summer. He said to me let me prove what I can do, before you sell it, he took that unit over as general manager at the age of 18. Sales had been down three previous years in a row, within 6 months sales were up the first time in 3 years.” Andrew went to Florida and helped open a Wing City Grille, and took the entire business over from his dad at age 25. He is an Arby’s franchisee in Bradford PA, one of only 386 owners and franchisees in the US. As a franchise owner, the Wing City Grill in Fredonia and

the operator of the Village Casino, this young man has quite a bit on his plate. No story of the Carlson family would be complete without a little history of the most famous place they operate. The Carlson family took over the operations at the Casino in 1999.They did a complete makeover of the building including reworking areas of the first floor, adding outside deck seating overlooking the Lake, additional dockage for the boats, moving to full service dining, and a complete overall of the facility that took almost one full year. But they were open in time for the 2000 summer season for the enjoyment of the thousands of Chautauqua summer visitors that look forward to the Casino as part of their entertainment. What is it that makes the casino such a very special place? The Casino opened in 1930 at the narrows of Chautauqua Lake across from Stow, NY. At the time there was no bridge so a hand drawn ferry from Stow, traveling around the lake or ferry boats were the ways to get to the many hotels in Bemus Point. With people staying in the hotels, the Casino’s grand ballroom provided entertainment with many top name entertainers such as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday, Louie Armstrong and many others gracing the stages in

the casino ballroom. Over the years the Casino evolved to meet the public needs. In the 40s and 50s the casino was host to the public beach, again allowing families to see and feel what our lake is all about. Throughout the fifties, sixties, and seventies, the Casino underwent many changes. It was utilized as a public beach facility, and even a bowling alley. In the 1980’s, The Casino was established as a casual restaurant and pub, and became the entertainment capital of the area. The Casino’s stage was the venue for such successful groups as Rusted Root, and the 10,000 Maniacs. Hundreds of weddings have been enjoyed in the casino ballroom. Who can forget the day the Budweiser Clydesdales visited the Casino? Those animals were immense. I remember the night in 1982 that the Casino became world famous. Then owner Russ Fuscus broke the record for most chicken wings served in 24 hours. The Casino is still listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most chicken wings ever served in a 24-hour period. The Carlson family has joined the many owners before them that have acted as curators and continued to provide quality entertainment to out area. With young Andrew Carlson firmly at the helm we can only expect this great tradition to continue.

Issues & Interests

Discussion group meets the 1st & 3rd Thurs. of the month 5:30 - 6:30 All library events are free and everyone is welcome! For the latest news check out our website

Cholesterol Has a Bad Rep What You really Need to Know about Heart Health

February is Healthy Heart Month and Valentines Day, so we thought we would let you know the things that you rarely hear from the regular medical establishments. High cholesterol does not cause heart attacks! Dr. Thomas Cowan states that there is simply no evidence that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. The evidence actually shows that life expectancy increases as total cholesterol increases. Inflammation is the primary cause of heart disease and also many other chronic diseases. The cause of

inflammation in the body is usually the lifestyle choices that we make. Statins are not the answer! You may assume that you are getting healthier as your cholesterol levels drop but you are absolutely wrong! Statins have a huge array of side effects and are usually ineffective at preventing heart disease. Research shows that for every 30-point drop in total cholesterol, there was a 22% increase in risk of death from cardiac disease. Low fat diets are totally ineffective at preventing

heart disease. After the American Heart Association advised everybody to stop eating red meat, eggs and saturated fat, the intake of sugar and carbohydrates increased dramatically. This resulted in a huge increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and strokes. We are not saying to totally ignore the advice of your Doctor, but we do recommend that you be your own health advocate and do your own research before taking any advice on your own personal health. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered because everyone is an individual and should be treated as such. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to attend one of our free workshops. Happy Heart Month and Valentines Day! Yours in health, Jeffrey Barkstrom Barkstrom Natural Health and Acupuncture

Harry Potter Club

Our Harry Potter Club meets Fridays, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m at Lakewood Library.
Club activities will include Harry Potter trivia,
discussion of the books and films, and themed foods and treats. A 
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Making Connections

It’s cold out there! Come on in and check out our Making Connections meetings A program designed to appeal to all ages, a chance to join other community residents to enjoy a variety of activities – such as simply conversing, working individually on a project, partnering to play board games or cards, doing puzzles, extreme dot-to-dot, adult coloring, etc. There are science kits & new electronic-building kits available to learn & challenge! We are OPEN to new ideas for activities & we’d love your input! Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Lakewood Library. Light refreshments will be available

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The ledger february 15 21, 2018 volume 2 issue 7  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.

The ledger february 15 21, 2018 volume 2 issue 7  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.