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FREDONIA WINTER FARMERS MARKET 10am-1pm Every Saturday through May 13, Masonic Forest Lodge, Fredonia BIBLE TALKS Held Weekly at the Ashville Free Library. Fridays 7:30 pm. Come hear about Gods Word and His plan for your life. The public is cordially invited. FOCUS ON NATURE XIV Ongoing through Sun., April 9 • 4pm Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND Friday, February 17 • 12 – 5pm Sat. & Sun, Feb. 18 & 19 • 10 – 5pm Lake Erie Wine Country PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND WINTER FESTIVAL Feb. 17 • 6pm – Feb. 19 • 4pm Lakeside Park, Mayville 2017 POLAR BEAR SWIM “FREEZIN FOR A REASON” Sat., February 18 • 10:30am – 1pm Lakeside Park, Mayville BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE: SWAN LAKE Saturday, February 18 • 1pm 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia

Recent new releases: Chocolate Cheese Truffle and Luna. By Anna Hagley Reverie Creamery is nothing short of a delightful place for the imagination and taste buds to run wild, with its natural rind-encased cheeses created right here in Chautauqua County by Riko Chandra, Head Cheese Maker and co-owner, along with business partner and co-owner Jim Howard. The Mayville, NY creamery is known for its locally made products, some of which you may have seen at Terry Saye Woodworking, Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua or

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“Ridesharing can be found in 47 states and 77 countries but not in upstate New York. It makes us look like the junior varsity,” complained Mary Roberts, Executive Director of the Darwin Martin House, a top tourist attraction in Buffalo. She was speaking at a public forum

YMCA Supporting Youth and Families of Our Community

CINEMA SERIES HIDDEN FIGURES Saturday, February 18 • 7:30pm 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia

SOUPIN SUNDAYS Sunday, February 19 • 11am – 3pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland

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Community Tournaments

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Saturday, February 18 • 5 – 8pm Webb’s Captains’s Table, Mayville

2017 3RD ANNUAL CLSS LADIES RIDE Sunday, February 19 • 8am – 3pm Loud Performance Products, Bemus Point

Le Fleur Restaurant, however their ideas and offerings have grown, and there are new items created just in time for Valentine’s Day as well for the upcoming summer. Riko spoke with The Ledger and shared his excitement for the new and upcoming releases. Their most recent new release was this past weekend, when they introduced a small batch of handmade chocolate-cheese truffles. “Crafted with the

Nearly 200 teams will participate in this year’s March Madness tournament, March 17-19 at the Lakewood YMCA.

By Isaiah Rashad, II

The time is near for the community to participate in several Jamestown and Lakewood YMCA events. The

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Second Location for Popular Hospital

Jamestown YMCA will be hosting its 11th annual NCAA Final Four Viewing Party and Raffle Fundraiser on April 1, at Saint James Church, 27 Allen Street, starting at 5:30pm. “This fundraiser is held to help support the youth and families of our community,” says Marketing Director, Christ Blakeslee. It is just one of many ways the community can come together to support our future and still have fun. The cost of each ticket is $100 which will support youth membership and programs. Tickets are on sale now through April 1. They can be purchased at the front desk of the Jamestown Y, and here is the best part, 1 ticket pays for

Lakeside Veterinary Medicine may be a new face on Fairmount Avenue, but the business and its owners will be familiar to many Lakewood area residents. Operated by veterinarians Dr. Patrick Farrell and Dr. Brooke Harkness, the new clinic is an extension of the Russell Veterinary Hospital in Russell, Pa. Over the course of nearly 30 years, the Russell business developed a solid customer base in the Jamestown area. In fact, some of its most faithful clients are Chautauqua County’s K-9 officers. Says Dr. Farrell, “All of our work for the K9 officers of Chautauqua and Warren Counties is completely free and we have been providing it as a portion of the

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By Mary Seger

Riverfront Management Enhancing the Riverfront in Jamestown

Benefit for Suicide Prevention

On Saturday, February 25, 11am at Turner Community Center, get moving during one of the toughest winter months by competing in this indoor triathlon. The three events—swimming in an indoor pool, spinning on a stationary bike, and walking or running on a treadmill— only last a total of 45 minutes.

Cell Tower Public Hearing Next ZBA Meeting February 23; Final Decision By Mary Seger

Why You Need EFA’a (Fish Oil) Everyday

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Lakeside Veterinary Medicine

Essential Fatty Acids ... Pg. 5

By Jim Rovegno, Lakewood Apothecary & Natural Health Center EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids) are polyunsaturated oils- the “good” fats. The richest and most beneficial EFAs are from EPA and DHA found in coldwater fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring.

on ridesharing that was convened on February 11 by Senator Tim Kennedy in Buffalo to air public comment on the prospect of bringing companies like Uber and Lyft to western New York with their appdriven hailing services. While the service is available

Since its completion of a Waterfront and Downtown Urban Design Plan led by the Goody Clancy firm, the Jamestown community has constructed multiple new segments of riverwalk and bike path along the Chadakoin River around the downtown area. These pathways are steadily coalescing into a larger and more impressive network of waterfront places that connect downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to each other and to the large expanses of Lake Chautauqua.

Story by Isaiah Rashad, II Dredging and Permit The Riverfront meeting was called to order by Chairman Bill Stevenson, with 11 members of the Riverfront Management Council in attendance. Dredging of the McCrea Point Park boat slip is the priority of discussion with regard to city permitting. Doug Conroe with the Chautauqua Lake Association known for various dredging projects has spearheaded a recent dredging task See “RIVER” Page 6

Does a cell phone coverage gap exist in the Village of Lakewood? If so, is the 180-foot latticework cell phone tower proposed by Up State Tower LLC and Blue Wireless sited on the best location to remedy that gap? And did the two companies do all they could to explore alternate sites? During a nearly 3-hour public hearing on the cell tower application on Feb. 9, the Lakewood Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) continued to investigate the answers to those questions. Does a cell phone coverage gap exist in the Village of Lakewood? Attorney Matthew Kerwin, representing Up State and Blue Wireless, contended that the gap was clearly demonstrated in cell signal propagation maps presented at a prior ZBA hearing. He further stated that under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Blue Wireless is required by its FCC license to build out coverage through additional cell towers. These claims were disputed by others. Lakewood resident John Blasius cited his own research on the FCC license held by Blue Wireless. He discovered that the original license holder had submitted evidence to the FCC of buildout compliance in 2002 and that 32.5% of the population was covered at that time. John Blasius also said that Blue Wireless currently provides its customers with service using Sprint’s network. “Almost the entirety of Lakewood is covered now. Why do we need another cell phone tower?” Attorney Kerwin replied that Blue Wireless is seeking to build out its own network. He said, “We are proposing a new facility to cover a gap in our network not Sprint’s.” He also said that while the FCC has minimum buildout See “TOWER” Page 4

President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival : February 17th : Lakeside Park, Mayville

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9th Annual Indoor Triathlon Benefit for Suicide Prevention Feb. 25 at Turner Community Center

On Saturday, February 25, 11am at Turner Community Center, get moving during one of the toughest winter months by competing in this indoor triathlon. The time of the event depends on which wave you are in and all waves start in the late morning and continue until all athletes have finished. The three events—swimming in

an indoor pool, spinning on a stationary bike, and walking or running on a treadmill— only last a total of 45 minutes. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners who have accumulated the most distance. The cost is $35 per individual or $70 per team, which can include two or three people. Cost includes a long sleeve T-shirt and other

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Tour of Watershed Preserves

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to Present Virtual Tour of Preserves

Vast recreational opportunities are offered at CWC’s nature preserves.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) protects over 1,000 acres of land across Chautauqua County. The land was conserved for its high ecological value, measured by acres of undeveloped wetlands and forest, feet of streambank and lakeshore, and the large variety of species that use these habitats. CWC’s network of conserved land is completely open to the public, providing excellent

opportunities for hiking, birding, cross-country skiing, hunting, and fishing. A Conservationist from CWC will discuss this network of preserves at BOCES in Fredonia, located at 9520 Fredonia Stockton Road on 2/27/2016 at 7 PM. Topics will include locations of preserved land, recreational opportunities, species of interest (with a focus on birds), and landscape features (such as

wetlands, hardwood forest, etc.), as well as the reasons why land conservation is important. The presentation will last half an hour, with time afterward for questions. Looking for somewhere new to go birding in spring or hiking in summer? This presentation will introduce wild, protected places to explore with your friends, family, or just a pair of binoculars that aren’t too far from home.

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Jamestown bar Association Creates Fund For Gerace’s Birthday

Patrick Slagle, Jamestown Bar Association vice president; and Randy Sweeney, Community Foundation executive director sign a fund agreement to create the Honorable Joseph Gerace/Robert H. Jackson Lectureship Fund. The Honorable Joseph Gerace and Susan Murphy, Robert H. Jackson Center executive director look on.

For nearly 60 years, the Honorable Joseph Gerace has led a public service career that spanned across Chautauqua County and New York State. He has inspired generations of lawyers, attorneys and community members through his volunteerism, leadership and dedication to helping others. In honor of his upcoming 90th birthday, the Jamestown Bar Association established a fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to ensure the legacy of Judge Gerace remains a part of the Chautauqua region, forever. The Honorable Joseph Gerace/Robert H. Jackson

Lectureship Fund will provide assistance to the Robert H. Jackson Center for costs relative to an annual distinguished lectureship program on current issues of law. A public reception to celebrate Judge Gerace’s birthday will be held March 7 at 4:30pm at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1952, Judge Gerace spent 23 years in private law practice specializing in civil and criminal trials. He was elected Supervisor of the Town of Busti in 1957 and was elected Chautauqua County’s first County

Executive in 1974. During his nine-year administration, he was instrumental in creating the sewer districts along Chautauqua Lake. In 1983, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Judge Gerace to the cabinet post of Commissioner of Agriculture and Marketing. In 1991, Judge Gerace was elected to the New York State Supreme Court, where he served until he reached its mandatory retirement age in 2003. Today, Judge Gerace serves the court system as a Judicial Hearing Officer. As a private citizen, Judge Gerace has volunteered with numerous local organizations, most notably the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association, Robert H. Jackson Center, Lakewood Volunteer Fire Company, Lakewood Memorial Library and Dragon Boat Festival. He is the recipient of the Robert H. Jackson 33° Award for Community Service; Jamestown Bar Association Award for Outstanding Community Service, and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award for Community Service. For more information on this fund, or to make a taxdeductible donation, contact the Community Foundation at 716-661-3390 or visit

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Wednesday of Spirit Week left the students feeling emotional yet exceedingly inspired after guest speaker Trevon Jenifer came to share his story.

By Rebecca Feldman February 6-10 was Spirit Week at Southwestern High School. During this week many different, exciting events took place to involve the students and raise school spirits. From guest speakers to wall decorating contests, it’s impossible to not enjoy spirit week. Without a doubt, the most enticing day of Spirit Week was Friday when two different events took place. In the morning, the students took on the Health and Wellness Day that the teachers and staff worked hard to put together. Students were separated into groups by grade level and sent off to three different activities. First, in the gymnasium, multiple games of “Mission Impossible” were played to

get the students interacting with each other. Next, two police officers showed the groups different selfdefense techniques. Finally, a representative from SUNY JCC gave a lesson on how to set goals properly. These activities definitely brought the students of Southwestern a fun and healthy break from normal classes and work. The second half of the day was what students had been most looking forward to throughout the week: the winter games. The students who partook in these games were divided into four color-coded teams of red, blue, yellow, and green and competed in a series of thrilling games to see who could come out on top. After a few strategic rounds of musical chairs, a fast-paced game of “Brainiac Baseball”, and an exhilarating game of giant four-square, the green team came out as the first-place winner. Friday as a whole ended up being a huge success, and the day was one that the students will remember. On a contrasting note, Wednesday of Spirit Week left the students feeling emotional yet exceedingly inspired after guest speaker Trevon Jenifer came to share his story. “Trey”, as most people call him, was born with a rare disease called Congenital Phocomelia. This left him with none of his lower body. The story of Trevon touched the hearts of everyone in the room listening that day, and his message of living life how you want to and going after your goals really left people thinking. “He showed me that he can face adversity and overcome

all the things we take for granted on a daily basis. He truly put a new perspective on doing everything you can to achieve your goals in life,” Senior student Tjitze Kranzo explained when asked how the guest speaker impacted him. Even after the winter games and guest speakers, more events were still to come. For instance, Saturday. February 11, Southwestern held the Heart and Sole winter formal. Not only was this dance a way for students to come together and socialize, but it was also a way to raise money for a lifechanging cause. The tickets to get into the dance were ten dollars, and every student that went inadvertently donated to a charity for children with heart conditions. Also, the different grade levels held a wall-decorating contest, another Southwestern tradition. In the main hall of the school, four different walls were painted and changed to tell a story or send a message about the class and school. Although each wall was decorated fantastically, the Sophomores came in first place with the Seniors a close second. Competitions like this have a specific purpose of bringing different groups and the entirety of the school together. This spirit week did it’s job of tackling the stress and discomfort students might have been feeling due to classes and homework. All the students and teachers together left for the weekend feeling encouraged, exhilarated, and full to the brim with Trojan pride.

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By Riko Chandra Chesemaker, Cheesemonger, Co-owner Reverie Creamery, Artisan Cheesemaking and Cheese Shop “You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” Anthony Bourdain. Sure, I can point out to you many potential economic reasons to have started the company here in Chautauqua County; but when people ask why, “it’s truly a labor of love”. I have always been curious and passionate about learning to make food in general, but it was cheese that ultimately grabbed my fascination. Several years ago I was at a Farm to Table dinner at the Athenaeum Hotel in the Chautauqua Institution with my partner Jim Howard and our good friends Steve and Julie Rockcastle from Green Heron Growers. I began discussing my passion for the art of cheesemaking and how I wasn’t sure how to start my foray into the skill, energetically and encouragingly Steve suggested, “Get a book!”. Indeed I did and the journey to become a cheesemaker started. It is magical to see the transformation of milk into this humble food with its rustic appearance. With unwavering support from my partner Jim, Reverie Creamery was born. My fascination with cheese started during my study in Paris and travelling in Europe. Wall to wall of cheeses in different shapes and smells typify cheese shops there. When I enter into a cheese shop, I close my eyes, inhale deeply and am overwhelmed by a sensation of indescribable aromas. In Europe, cheese


Cont. From Cover requirements, “We don’t have to stop at minimum requirements.” ZBA Deputy Chair Myra Blasius said to Kerwin that the ZBA had repeatedly asked him to provide a copy of the FCC license so members could read it themselves but have had no response. Is the proposed cell phone tower location on property owned by the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Company the best site available to remedy that gap? Chief Kurt Hallberg of the Lakewood Fire Dept. spoke in favor of the site, saying that it is in an “obscure” wooded area. Also, since it is on private

isn’t a luxury nor is it treated as a mere commodity. It is a vital part of life. Along with wine, cheese is the most direct expression of *‘Terroir’, the concept that a product takes on certain attributes of the soil, weather, climate, and terrain where it is produced. Pierre Androuët, once said, “Every region has its mysteries, over which no technology, no chemistry have yet prevailed… Vegetation, climate, rainfall, nature of the subsoil, breed of animal, all contribute towards making cheese into a unique, inimitable product.” That statement is very true with artisan cheese, where the source of milk and the method of feeding the animal are known. The word “artisan” or “artisanal” implies that a cheese is produced primarily by hand, in small batches, with particular attention paid to the tradition of the cheesemaker’s art, using as little mechanization as possible in the production of the cheese. Cheese can be so exciting, creamy, crumbly, and pungent. It can be rustic, refined, earthy, and heavenly. Indeed it comes in all manners of shape, size, color and smell. I feel that it is my responsibility and mission to reintroduce the romance of artisan cheese. Modern industrial cheese results from the demand for quantity above quality where machine replaced cheesemakers. Cheeses became blockshaped, plastic-sealed, highly processed with addition of other ingredients such as oil or even cellulose (wood pulp). What comforts me to know is that from coast to coast, in past decades there are so many artisan cheesemakers who patiently perfect raw milk hard cheese which could breathe and mature healthily

in natural rinds while accruing an ever-increasing flavor and aroma. And then there are cheesemakers who specialize on the most delicate and beautiful small soft ripened cheeses. When asked what my favorite cheese is, I have to admit that often I do not have the answer. There are just too many incredibly exciting cheeses that I enjoy because of the season, occasion, or my memory of first time tasting Crottin de Chavignol in France – a humble puck shaped, aged goat cheese from the Loire Valley whose landscape is irresistibly romantic. Looking at a matured Crottin with the appearance of goat droppings, which is the literal meaning of Crottin /ˈkrɒtã/ in French, actually suggests something much less romantic, save for the incredible nutty flavors, crumby texture with a tart lemon acidity. Is this the cheese that started my romance with cheese? Oui, mais oui. It is still my conquest to make and release this style in the coming year with the flavor of our local goat’s milk, our ‘Terroir’. My question to you is: How do you define cheese? What is your favorite cheese? How do you use your cheese? What is that cheese you once tasted and could not ever forget, like your first love? * Terroir, a term that is commonly used by wine people. Cheese is also the affected by specific natural environment – especially artisan cheese – the milk should be specific – coming from certain farmers in certain area – western new york climate and soil is way different than northern california – so that we expect different milk from both areas.

property, it would be “off limits to the public.” Jack Knowlton, president of the Lakewood Fire Company (a private, member-owned corporation) also spoke out in support. Knowlton said that the Fire Company has been urged by the Village to find new revenue sources and the tower leasing agreement could generate as much as $15,000 a year. “Any money we raise always comes back to the Village. It’s a win-win, for us and for the Village,” he said. He concluded by saying, “You won’t even notice the tower after it’s been there a while.” Others did not agree. Lakewood resident David Bargar stated that “a latticework antenna is ugly and an eyesore” and it will be visible from nearby ball fields and also from the lake.

Resident Wendy Kane said that many people from out of town come to LaGrega Field for tournaments and that a large tower nearby “won’t be pleasing” to look at. Andy Johnson, a licensed civil engineer called by the ZBA as a witness, said “I don’t have a strong opinion either way.” However, he testified that he is currently involved in a DEC wetland mitigation project on Crescent Creek, near the proposed tower. He presented maps based on GPS coordinates that showed the tower could potentially be on or near wetlands that come under the jurisdiction of the NYS DEC and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He said that could lengthen the construction process by one to See “Tower” Page 6

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Essential Fatty Acids Why You Need EFA’a (Fish Oil) Everyday

By Jim Rovegno, RPh. Holistic Counselor Lakewood Apothecary & Natural Health Center EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids) are polyunsaturated oils- the “good” fats. They are “essential” because our body does not manufacture them, and they must be obtained through our diet on a daily basis for optimal health and well-being. EFAs produce beneficial hormonelike compounds called eicosanoids that affect the function of virtually every system in the body. The most important EFAs are EPA and DHA (Omega-3s) and GLA (Omega-6). They are our “Look Good-Feel Good” nutrients responsible for cell flexibility, nerve communications, mood support, and even weight control.

The Body must receive a constant and balanced supply of EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoid production. Eicosanoids regulate pain and swelling, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluidity in nerve transmission. EFAs are also recommended for many women’s health issues. During pregnancy and lactation, it’s especially important for a woman to get adequate amounts of DHA because the baby is drawing upon her supply. DHA is critical for the healthy development of the brain, eyes, and nervous system. The richest and most beneficial EFAs are from EPA and DHA found in coldwater fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring. Borage and evening primrose oils are rich sources of GLA. EPA supports cardiovascular

health and reduces inflammation. Beyond their cardio protective effects, Omega-3s (especially EPA) are believed to be beneficial for many autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematous and psoriasis. DHA supports a healthy mood and healthy mind by protecting against the harmful effects of stress. GLA supports healthy skin, hair and hormones and is considered the “good” omega-6 fatty acid and is found concentrated in borage oil and evening primrose oil, and has anti-inflammatory effects through mechanisms similar to those used by EPA. For most people, diet is not adequate to supply a good balance of essential fatty acids and we recommend good quality fish oil supplements to achieve that needed balance. Many factors can lead to a reduced absorption of EFAs including low levels of key vitamins and minerals, alcohol consumption, some prescription drugs, diet high in hydrogenated and trans fats, age, compromised immune status and poor diet. When adding supplements to your daily regimen, we recommend consulting with a qualified holistic health professional.

CHQ. Sports Hall of Fame Francis “Doc” Malinoski to Join 10 other Inductees

Francis “Doc” Malinoski, a man whose athletic influence in Mayville spanned decades, will join 10 other inductees at the sold-out Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s 36th annual banquet, which will be held Monday, Feb. 20 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Joining Malinoski in the Class of 2017 are Paul Cooley, Jake Ensign, Charlie LaDuca, Sammy LaMancuso, Deb Palmer, Bob Patterson, Dave Polechetti, Sam Restivo, Mike Sayers and Maceo Wofford. A 57-year resident of Chautauqua County, Malinoski left his biggest

imprint at Mayville Central School where he was a teacher, coach and athletic director for 27 years. During his tenure, he pioneered 11man football for Class C schools in 1960; coached his football teams to five league championships and his basketball teams to two league titles; and captured eight ChautauquaCattaraugus Athletic Association and six Section VI titles in track and field, a sport in which his team claimed 49 consecutive dual-meet wins. The Mayville Lakeside Park recreation director for 31 years, Malinoski also had the Mayville Central

School gym named in his honor in 1983. He passed away in 2014. “As a physical education teacher, you spend most of your time coaching,’’ Malinoski said during an interview nearly 40 years ago. “You don’t coach for money, you coach for the love of kids. You can’t justify it. You don’t belong in high school coaching for the money.’’ He added: “You should never take credit for the gifted athlete. It is for watching improvement. You receive many rewards for coaching. I wouldn’t change a thing ... I’d do it all over again the same way.”

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On Saturday, February 25, 11am – 3pm at Pine Junction in Sherman, Let’s go Pink’s! Get your sleds and gear ready for the Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show at Pine Junction on February 25, 2017. It’s typically a large show with local riding. Proceeds provide assistance to local children and families suffering from cancer or other disabling diseases. Registration details and classes to be posted on the Facebook Event Page at a later date.



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On Tuesday, Feb. 21, at their 2:30pm meeting, the Third Tuesday Book Group at Lakewood Memorial Library will discuss the book All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. The author tells one woman’s slide into addiction and her struggle to find her way back. The book is available at the library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. The Lakewood Memorial Library is located at 12 W. Summit St.

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Cont. From Cover with the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, with comparable data for this project. As the riverfront is developing, the Chautauqua Lake Association was asked about the location for dredging, process and cost. Doug mentions that New York State does not like dredging in the Spring Season due to spawning; therefore dredging would need to be completed in the Fall Season. However the request for dredging can begin with the possibility that the State of New York will approve it for this Spring. It would take an estimated four weeks to complete the dredge-at 3.5 feet would allow other watercraft vehicles to be launched into the river. The cost and trucking of spoils due to dredging is open for further discussion which is mostly based on the city permit, a

process which has not yet begun. Doug also mentions that due to improvements already made to the riverfront may cause an issue regarding how to remove the spoils, therefore causing an operations challenge. There would need to be operations on how to get this portion completed and the estimated cost for the project would be $30,000, with trucking of spoils not included. Other members bring their concerns to the table such as that the City of Jamestown did grant a permit for dredging in the late 1980’s and therefore that previous permit would help with this current project to move it forward. The President asked Paul Stage, Owner of the Chautauqua Belle also in attendance gave thoughts on having the Belle on the river. Paul was excited and mentioned what was needed for the Belle to operate with regard to the water line3 feet is needed to get draw for the Belle to function

properly. Finally, if the permit is considered, it will be posted for public opinion which may cause delays or rapidly move the project forward. Many members comment that this is a project that should occur because the riverfront will be the central point for families and other activities. “To see the Belle coming down the river will excite the people,” Doug Champ. Enhancing the Riverfront Thoughts from members regarding what to have on the river’s edge such as activities and vendors came to light. There is a concrete platform on the river’s edge which would be good for a band and other ventures. There is a joint agreement that families and children enjoyment is the priority for the river project and for the betterment of the community at large. Members

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Cont. From Cover community service work we do for over 15 years.” One of their regular patients is Mitchell, the Jamestown police dog who was recently injured in the line of duty. Dr. Farrell says that though the original injury was treated by a vet near to the scene, his clinic has provided all the follow-up care and he’s happy to report Mitchell is fully recovered and back on the job. Dr. Harkness cites highly qualified and experienced staff members as one of the reasons the business has grown to the


Cont. From Left mention various types of river races, walking paths with vendors and more so that families are engaged and excited-the idea for people within this community can be excited about their town and cause others outside of


Cont. From Page 4 two years. Did Up State Tower and Blue Wireless diligently explore other possible alternative sites? Attorney Kerwin said that his clients had cooperated with the Village in finding a suitable new location after withdrawing their Aug. 2015 application for a tower near the center of Lakewood. According to Kerwin, in Oct. 2015, former Mayor David Wordelmann suggested three other locations in the Village, including the Packard Ave. Fire Dept. property, the SWCS bus garage property, and the Fire Company Glenwood Ave.

point of needing a new office. “Our clients know and love them,” she says. She also points to their hightech facilities and equipment, including digital, cloud-based medical record-keeping and an online pharmacy. Lakeside Veterinary Medicine welcomes all small animals, from dogs and cats to what Dr. Harkness describes as “pocket pets,” such as hamsters and guinea pigs. And although the clinic has only been open for a few weeks, Dr. Harkness says, “We’re getting busier and busier.” Lakewood residents will be happy to know the new clinic is here to stay at 976 Fairmount Avenue.

It’s a building that has long been vacant, with the exception of a couple of shortlived business ventures. Dr. Harkness says she and Dr. Farrell were pleased when it came up for sale, as they’d been shopping for a good location in the area for a couple of years. Clients will find a totally remodeled facility with three examination rooms, an X-ray room, an incubator, dental lab, an operating room, a pharmacy and other resources for the care and treatment of their pets. More information can be found at lakesidevetmed. com. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 7081010.

Jamestown to want to visit. This is a joint venture that starts in the City of Jamestown and will influence many who visit and entice those to want to visit this reviving historical city. Waterfront Safety Water safety is paramount on the river mentioned by Doug Champ. There needs to be some type of training and possibly the use of The American Red Cross or other

resources to bring safety awareness. Also, to unite with police and fire departments to show a presence, making sure that people remain safe and vigilant while enjoying the revitalized riverfront. The next meeting is March 14th, 2017 at 5:30pm. The public is urged to come and voice their opinions and help launch this project this summer.

site. “I don’t recall pushing Glenwood”, Wordelmann stated later, during his witness testimony, “I had no discussion with the property owners, I was just offering alternatives.” Kerwin pointed out that a fourth site, on Village-owned water tower property on Hunt Rd., was not put forth as an alternative to his clients until 8 months after they had submitted their application for the Fire Company’s site. Kerwin maintained that his clients had looked at other properties but there was either no interest or no response from landowners. He said he had a copy of an email sent to the SWCS school board president regarding the bus garage location to which there had been no response.

Not all ZBA members were convinced this was evidence of due diligence. After closing the public hearing, ZBA members completed the required State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) forms to establish whether or not the proposed tower would have any significant adverse environmental impacts. If no adverse impacts are found, the ZBA will issue a “negative declaration.” If adverse impacts are discovered, a “positive declaration” will be issued. The ZBA will next meet on Febuary 23 when a final decision on the cell tower variance application and the SEQRA declaration is expected.

2017 3rd Annual CLSS Ladies Ride : February 19th : Loud Performance Products, Bemus Point

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Creamery’s own cheese, fresh goat cheese, rounded out with fresh raspberries and dipped in Belgian chocolate”, as Riko passionately describes one of the truffle flavors. Also released was a truffle made from their cranberry cheese called Wensleydale, mixed with sweet local honey and dipped in Belgian chocolate. Finally, if those aren’t tempting enough, they created a maple cheese truffle, dipped in dark chocolate and finished off with a candied maple walnut coating. These were sold out by the end of the weekend, but due to the high demand, they are excited to offer more of these soon. Another recent release is their soft-ripened cheese called Luna. While it has a texture similar to that of Brie, it has a flavor all its own. The first batch was just released and has already sold out. Due to its popularity, it will be available again in a few weeks. Luna may also be seen in the near future with flavor infusions such as local mushroom and organic lavender. These newest cheeses are


Cont. From Cover the admission of 2 people. There will be prizes which include $5,000 for the first place winner; $1,500 for the second place winner; $1,000 for the third place winner; 1 year adult membership for the fourth place winner; and many more prizes and raffle excitement. There will be more games for your enjoyment and various new games to tackle. One of the challenges this annual event faces is receiving

just a few of the creative ideas that continue to flow at the Creamery. They enjoy placing a focus on crafting seasonal cheeses, noting last summer’s lavender infused recipe. Their latest projects to be released as the weather gets warmer are inspired by spring and summer flavors. With infusions invented right in the creamery, they are pairing soft cheeses with organic rose petals, chamomile and caraway seeds, set in a Palomino. Tasters can expect a mild, soft buttery taste, with these earthy blends giving an essence reminiscent of a relaxing tea. All of their well-thought-out products are not just about being creative, but rather to introduce just how much can be explored in terms of how cheese can be enjoyed. Riko states that “we want to explore the idea joining cheese not just with wine…we could actually enjoy the cheese with tea or coffee. We want to be innovative in introducing how we enjoy food. We are always trying to invent and explore the spectrum of flavors. There are so many ways of enjoying cheese.” Chandra and Howard started the Creamery together after significant time in other careers, Chandra with a

background in IT, photography and network communication before studying cheese making at Cornell University, and Howard with many years as an international Geologist. Having both found their true calling in this business, they couldn’t be more thankful to have landed right here in Chautauqua County, and enjoy being able to work with other local businesses. They pride themselves on using milk from a single source, the Hinz-Sight Diversified Ag of Allegheny County. Reverie Creamery continues to outdo themselves with inventive flavor combinations, introducing a whole new way to look at cheese. Their innovative creations have a way of being modern, yet delicate and classic, allowing customers to feel as if they’ve discovered a well-kept secret with every taste. They are located at 3943 Route 394, Maysville, NY 14757. With the exception of the new releases, all of their products are currently available online at their website www. To see what they may be creating next and stay updated on their happenings, you can find them on their Facebook Page, “Reverie Creamery.”

donations from the community, such as gift baskets. The more gift baskets there are for the fundraiser, the more money is raised for the communitygiving back is receiving back. The Lakewood YMCA is hosting several annual tournaments which invites people from all over to participate and enjoy in community fun. The Lakewood YMCA, dedicated to Paul Bush in 1991, began with community health and well being. Over the last 6 years, part of the Y’s continued building on community has been hosting a basketball tournament called March

Madness. In the beginning, there were only 50 teams, but in 2017, there may be nearly 200. This tournament has grown at a level which leaves people excided for the following tournament. The basketball tournament is a three day long event from March 17-19 on location for school grade levels 3-12. On the first day of the tournament, there will be a pizza party and a skills contest. The second day of the tournament will be for grades 3-8, and the last day for grades 9-2. The tournaments begin at 8am. See YMCA Right


Cont. From Cover in New York City, the state legislature has not yet approved expansion to the rest of the state although that may soon change. Governor Cuomo has adopted ridesharing as a top priority for 2017 and the state senate approved a bill authorizing expansion statewide by a 53-5 vote on February 6. In the past, the state assembly has declined to consider the expansion of ridesharing, but this year may be different. At the Buffalo forum, nearly 50 advocates offered public comment, nearly all of them in favor, citing a wide variety of benefits: safety, convenience, reliability, and affordability among them. Advocates for the disability community consistently urged legislators to make sure that, if approved, an appropriate percentage of vehicles are equipped to transport those with disabilities and are ready to go on day one. Chautauqua County seems ready for ridesharing approval as well, given our population and transportation conditions as well as the support from local leaders. The Southern Tier/Chautauqua County


Cont. From Left During the tournament there will be ceremonies and trophies given out to congratulate those who participated at contest level. The cost per team is $120, 3 people to a team. Tickets go on sale at the front desk during the week of February 20. Let March Madness begin. Several other tournaments to consider are the AVI Spring Open Tennis Tournament March 3-5 for all ages. Cost

has an elderly population, a large disabled population, and many do not have their own transportation and there are limited job opportunities on a bus line. When applying for jobs an employer wants to make sure an applicant has reliable transportation. Often this eliminates the applicant, as public transportation is limited and relying on friends and family does not always work. In a pinch ridesharing can be a safe and affordable alternative. Todd Tranum, President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier, speaks favorably of ridesharing services coming upstate. Having used these services in many cities he has been pleased with the service, cost and reliability. He feels it would be a boost to employers to know an employee could hail a ride when necessary. As there are no rental cars at the airport this would be an asset to business people as well as tourists. He feels many of our residents have barriers to transportation. He states “I have heard of extreme frustration of visitors to Chautauqua Institution who want to go off grounds to

explore our local treasures or restaurants and can’t believe we don’t have Uber.” With limited public transportation and few taxi cabs he feels ridesharing would help residents without cars as well as our disabled population. He stated the Chamber supports ridesharing. Journey Gunderson, Executive Director of the National Comedy Center feels ridesharing is a “game changer for tourism”. With limited local airline, no Amtrak and limited car rental, tourists experience barriers to our destinations. She states, “it is a critical component of the tourism economy in our county.” Assemblyman Andy Goodell feels it would be very helpful for Chautauqua County and will support ridesharing in NYS. He does have concerns for insurance coverage for passengers and standards for drivers. He states, “I have not personally used ridesharing but family members have and they felt it was a safe and reasonable transportation option”. Supporters are looking to have ridesharing approved for the balance of New York State this year. To make your feelings on ridesharing known, contact your state senator and assemblyman.

is $20 per person or $30 for doubles. Deadline for entry is February 28, registration sheets are at the front desk, so don’t wait. For all you racquetball players out there, you are invited to participate in the Y’s annual 22nd Deep Freeze Racquetball Tournament on February 24 and 25. Cost for this tournament is $30 per person and food and a long sleeve T-Shirt will be given to all players. Trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in each division. You must call ahead to see what times are available for you

to participate, however the tournament begins at 8am. Come be a part of the Deep Freeze by supporting your community. Lakewood YMCA: For more Information, contact Tom Anderson at 183 E. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 or call the general information desk at (716) 7630303 Jamestown YMCA: For more information, contact Chris Blakeslee at 101 East Fourth Street Jamestown, NY, 14701 or call the general information desk at (716) 6642802

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Sparking Ponds

A Fun Winery Located a Mere 9 Iron From the PA-NY Border in Ripley, NY

By Lou Drago

This week I paid a visit to Sparkling Ponds Winery located a mere 9 iron from the PA –NY border on Rte 5, Ripley NY. Sparkling Ponds is one of our favorite local wineries and this trip had a very clear purpose. I have been chasing their Trilogy Reserve red wine for the past several months. There was none to be found at the liquor stores. Each time I visited the winery I was told stock was sold out, and the new batch was not quite ready to be bottled. Finally I called and Trilogy was being bottled. I was there the next day and 4 bottles found a new home. I had a great time talking with Tami Carrara about the “most fun little winery” on Lake Erie. Sparkling Ponds first opened in 2005 planting 20 acres of grapes, including Concord, Niagara, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. After a chance meeting in 2010, Tami and her late husband Dick Carrara took over the business and the rest as they say is history. Dick had been a home winemaker of some repute. He always kept a carboy of homemade “Dago Red” in the offices of his steel business to offer visitors. When the Carrara family acquired Sparkling Ponds they took Dick’s family wine recipe and now manufactured and sell commercially his Dago Red wine. I will admit I originally bought the bottle

because of the name, (don’t strain your brain thinking too hard about it). But, from the many bottles of Dago Red I have subsequently purchased, I can testify that Dick and his family make a very fine bottle of wine. I first visited this winery in 2012 and was introduced to “Trilogy Reserve”, a wonderful dry red wine blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. The woman behind the tasting bar had me try the Trilogy with chocolate. What could be better than two of your favorite things? She had me nibble three different chocolate morsels followed by a sip of the Trilogy to try to pick out the three unique grapes in this wine. I could pick out two of the three red wines. The Trilogy has become a staple in my family Christmas gifting. The winery offers many interesting white and red wines. Their Chardonnay is flavorful, crisp with just the right taste of oak. This is a local Char that anyone can be proud to serve out of town guests. Their Riesling and their Dry Riesling both are flavorful and can stand on their own or pair wonderfully with fruit and cheese. Their Cayuga is light, crisp and slightly sweet with an interesting little green apple taste; a wonderful summertime wine. Their red wine family includes the aforementioned Dago

Rred and Trilogy Reserve, both on the drier side. The bottle several blended reds based on the Marechal Foch grape-- Walleye Wobbler, Pig Roast Pickler and my favorite of the three Fatal Attraction. Fatal Attraction adds Concord grape to the blend which adds just a hint of sweetness to the bouquet but with a nice pucker to the dry finish. On the sweeter side they have four wines. They offer the traditional red Concord and the white Niagara wines. Both are sweeter than I like but everyone has a favorite wine. One of their most popular wines is “Woman Pleaser”, a sweeter offering of Niagara grape with a cranberry finish. This is one of my daughter’s favorite summer wines. Not to be left out, the Man Teaser is another sweeter wine, blending Concord grapes with the cranberry finish. The family is very passionate about animal rights. They offer “Locks of Kindness” supporting the A.N.N.A. Shelter, (Association for Needy & Neglected Animals) in Erie, PA. Purchase a lock decorate and it will be on permanent display at Sparkling Ponds. Or purchase a bottle of “Save All” their Seyval wine, crisp slightly citrus finish. For every bottle of “Save All” $2 is donated to A.N.N.A. Shelter. See “PONDS” Right

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Holiday Valley’s 2017 Penguin Paddle; February 25th in Ellicottville

The Penguin Paddle will take place Saturday, February 25 from 8:30-4pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program and offers a day for participants to pretend to be a penguin all afternoon as they slide down the slope on their belly “penguin style” in a stylish garbage bag.

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You don’t have to be a skier to have fun here! So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon! The Penguin Paddle is open to all. A Good Cause: This event raises money for equipment for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, which provides ski lessons and instruction for

disabled children and adults. It also provides funds for training volunteer instructors and for scholarships for students in financial need. Helmets are required. Age Groups: Ages 4-6, Ages 7-8, Ages 9-10, Ages 11-12. Ages 13-4, Ages 15-20, Adults 21 and over. Mixed Doubles (2 person bags)

Sportsman Show

2017 Sportsman’s Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center; Feb. 18th S a t u r d a y, February 18 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, February 19 from 9am-4pm. Participants are welcome to buy, sell, trade or browse all The Sportman’s Show weekend long at the area’s comes to the Seneca Allegany largest event of its kind. Over Events Center will take place 40 booths and 450 tables with


the bachelorettes parties. It is a great place to visit, taste any of their 15 varieties of wine, and Cont. From Left purchase a glass or bottle and sit out by their pond to enjoy. Sparkling Ponds is a regular Want something fun and stop on the summer wine different, then have a wine ice tasting circuit, especially for cream cone. Or you can take

experts exhibiting the latest in trapping, archery, sporting and fishing equipment and antique firearms throughout this two-day event. There is an $8 Admission Fee Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua County Pistol Permit Clerks will be on site. For more information, or for vendor information, please email For more information on this event please visit

home a pint of their ten flavors of wine ice cream. Their wine ice cream is definitely adults only. I heartily recommend that you put Sparkling Ponds and the Carrara family on your list of must visit local wineries.

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