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Museum Spotlight:

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

Food Trends Changing Part II

Fenton Research Center

Conducting Genealogical and Historical Research

Wegmans Teams with Grocery Delivery Service

DUNKIRK THEN & NOW EXHIBIT Thursday, February 22 • 10am – 4pm Friday, February 23 • 10am – 4pm Monday, February 26 • 10am – 4pm Tuesday, February 27 • 10am – 4pm Wednesday, February 28 • 10am – 4pm Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk COCO: MOVIES AT THE REG Friday, February 23 • 7 – 8:39pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown DAISY PULLS IT OFF Friday, February 23 • 7:30pm Saturday, February 24 • 7:30pm Sunday, February 25 • 2pm Bartlett Theatre, Fredonia FREDONIA WINTER FARMERS MARKET Saturday, February 24 • 10am – 1pm Masonic Forest Lodge, Fredonia SNOWSHOE HIKE WITH EVERGREEN OUTFITTERS Saturday, February 24 • 10am Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville LA BOHEME Saturday, February 24 • 12:30pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia SLEIGH RIDES AT CHAUTAUQUA Saturday, February 24 • 1 – 3pm Sunday, February 25 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore, Chautauqua

By Beverly A. Hazen For people wanting to trace family history, a visit to the Fenton Research Center at the Hall House at 73 Forest Street in Jamestown is highly recommended. Sharing the same parking lot as the Fenton History Center Museum on Washington Street, this Research

Center houses the 7,000 volume reference library material for conducting genealogical and local history research that was formerly stored in the Museum. Ancestry researchers take advantage of the databases and sources available at the Research Center, and benefit See “FENTON” Page 4

Contributing to Growth

COCO: MOVIES AT THE REG SENSORY FRIENDLY Saturday, February 24 • 2 – 3:39pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

Instacart offers home delivery from Wegmans as easy as one, two and three.

By Sharon Witchey

There was a knock at the door, but I was not surprised. In fact, I knew it was Joshua, an employee of Instacart, and that he was at my door to deliver my grocery order. Shortly before that knock, I

received a text letting me know that Joshua was shopping for my order and a second text to tell me that he was on his way with an estimated time of arrival at my home. He was early -a good thing when you’re See “FOOD” Page 4

The Trillium Lodge

CLN Board Member Spotlight: Jennifer Cresanti

Getting Back to Business, Better than Ever

RACLETTE PARTY Saturday, February 24 • 6pm Reverie Creamery, Mayville BEATS AT THE BRIX MUSIC SERIES Saturday, February 24 • 7 – 9pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland SOUTHERN TIER XPRESS HOCKEY Saturday, February 24 • 7pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown SOUPIN SUNDAYS Sunday, February 25 • 11am – 3pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland ROLLING HILLS RADIO 72: TOM PAXTON Monday, February 26 • 6:30pm Shawbucks, Jamestown ALL ABOUT “U” SERIES HEALING KNEES Monday, February 26 • 6:40 – 8:40pm Jamestown Community College, Jamestown WINE PAIRING DINNER Tuesday, February 27 • 6:30pm Andriaccio’s, Mayville Weekly Events Visit

Jennifer Cresanti, center, uses CLN to better the community.

By Anna Hagley

Jennifer Cresanti, the current Fiscal Supervisor at the Chautauqua County Office of the Sheriff, is a current board member of CLN and previous student of their program, with a story of achieving professional growth and development right in her home town.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue... At the Creamery …

Best of Winter Cheeses

Savor These Best of Winter Cheeses While You Can....Page 6 Inspired by Appenzeller, which is washed with secret blend of wine, spices and herbs, Wanderer (pictured), at Reverie Creamery is washed with Porter beer from Southern Tier Brewing Company. Wanderer is also peaked in winter months because it is made with local, grass fed milk during the summer months and it takes at least 6 months to age. It is nuttier, sweeter and more complex in terms of flavor profile than it would be if released before winter.

Tom Paxton Headlines... Page 3

Rolling Hills Radio February 26 Show Folk music legend Tom Paxton comes to the Rolling Hills Radio stage on Monday, February 26 at 6:30pm at Shawbucks for a one-night-only performance. He will be accompanied by the Don Juans. Tom Paxton has performed worldwide in venues as diverse as Greenwich Village coffee houses, Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York.

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Being a Chautauqua County Native, she is passionate to be involved in, and part of, the current growth of the area. She is deeply encompassed in the community, and first learned about CLN while working as an Administrative Manager with The Gebbie Foundation. She worked for The Gebbie Foundation for over a See “CLN” Page 4

Trail System and hiking trails, the Trillium Lodge attracted area residents as well as outdoor enthusiasts to this Cherry Creek restaurant. It is set to reopen in March.

By Kathleen McCarthy

mainstay of Cherry Creek, New York. This popular neighborhood On May 1, 2017 tragedy struck restaurant drew thousands from near the Trillium Lodge. Despite the and far, every season of the year. efforts of multiple fire departments, See “LODGE” Page 5 the blaze took the life out of the

Young Playwrights

CHQ. Lake Partnership

Collaborative Arts Ed. Boosts Creativity

SEIS Public Meeting March 1

The Young Playwrights Project (YPP) was conceived by Chautauqua Institution as a way to expand its educational programming into a yearround experience, outside of the traditional nine-week season during the summer months. Deborah Sunya Moore, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts, describes the program, which began in the Fletcher School in Jamestown, CLCS and Panama four years ago in 2014. “The Young Playwrights Project continues to foster relationships with our surrounding schools, teachers, and students. Our goal at CHQ is to be an arts education resource, helping to raise our community’s youth by supplying arts-rich experiences

The Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP), a local non-profit lake o rg a n i z a t i o n , is advancing a broad set of projects seeking to improve the condition of Chautauqua Lake. One project includes support of the Town of Ellery’s recent issuance of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the application of herbicides to several targeted areas of the Lake. “We applaud the Town of Ellery’s leadership on the Supplemental EIS. Upon completion later this Spring, their efforts will add another option, herbicides, to the management of the Chautauqua Lake weed problem. This modality is being successfully utilized all over NYS and the rest of the country, but has been noticeably absent here in Chautauqua Lake for decades,” stated CLP Board President, Dr. Jim Cirbus. We encourage property owners in the vicinity of the lake and lake users to take advantage of the opportunity to comment on the DSEIS or come out and voice their support for the Town’s efforts at the Town’s upcoming DSEIS Public Meeting. It will be held on Thursday,

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Westfield Academy 3rd & 4th grade participants.

By Kathleen McCarthy

Coco: Movies at The Reg : February 23rd : Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

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Publisher’s Word “Spring into Spring!”

outdoor winter enthusiasts. As we all certainly know the snowmobile, snowshoe and cross country season is behind us for another year. But fear not, winter enthusiasts! The “Who Needs a Chairlift” crowd will be out skiing and boarding (and hiking) until they have to start dodging golf balls! I, for one, am totally in favor of the change in temperature and sunshine levels. There’s nothing better than Spring seems to have hanging with your friends on come too early this year for an outdoor patio, munching

on something grilled and drinking something cold and frosty. Grilling activities in general start to pick up this time of year. Nothing beats a great barbeque, which can be anything from strip steaks to meat of a more tubular variety. My favorite part is easy clean up - paper plates are a girl’s best friend! So, a healthy dose of spring fever is the sure cure to warm your bones after such a cold winter. Here’s to the big thaw! Until next week… JZ-C

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Photo Contest Winner Congratulations D. Arlene Bonnett!

Did You Know:

History Maple Syrup

It All Started with a Tomahawk ....

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? Are you having pancakes or waffles for breakfast today? What are you putting on them? Powdered sugar, fresh fruit or maple syrup? If you are using syrup, is it real syrup or the high fructose corn syrup that you buy at the store? Surprisingly enough only a pout 6% of Americans use real maple syrup. So how did real maple syrup come about? Legend has it that the first maple syrup maker was an Iroquois women, the wife of Chief Wokis. The story goes, that one late winter morning long before the Europeans came to America the chief headed out on one of his hunts. He yanked his tomahawk from the tree where he had thrown it the night before, leaving a hole in the tree. On this particular day the weather turned very warm causing the sap to run out of the tree, his wife began catching the sap in buckets thinking it was plain water. That evening she cooked the chief’s meal in what she thought was plain water. Much to her surprise the meal that she had boiled had a sweet maple taste. So legend has it that is how the tradition began. The

Syrup can be very pricey due to the fact that it takes a tree about 5 ½ days to produce 40 gallons of sap. It takes 40 gallons of produce one gallon of syrup.

sap of the maple tree really does look like plain water, in fact it tastes almost like water with a hint of maple sweetness. There are certain factors that ensure a good maple syrup season, just like with grapes for wine. Sap flows in the late winter and early spring. The Native Americans called it the “Sugar Moon”. There are many variables to the taste of a good maple syrup. Weather is a big factor, soil, and the health of the tree. Syrup can be very pricey due to the fact that it takes a tree about 5 ½ days to produce 40 gallons of sap. It takes 40 gallons of produce one gallon of syrup. Yes 40 gallons. Sap is collected through plastic tubing, boiled down in a special evaporator. It is monitored

for its viscosity and sugar density. It is then graded and packed hot. Not all maple syrup turns out good. Some have a musty flavor, bleach or detergent tasting, oily or a bitter green taste. Some even tastes salty. Maple Syrup also has benefits it is high in antioxidants, it is a clean sugar alternative. It is all natural. Maple syrup can be made into dressings, candy, butter and maple salts. Maple syrups also has several grades. So whatever you do with your maple syrup, put it in your coffee or on your pancakes enjoy the sweet taste. There are several local places to purchase maple syrup. For more information on maple syrup go to www.nysmaple. com  Now you know…

Article Correction

Correction To The Feb. 15th Story Of EBC Coming To Little Valley The photo is taken from my front yard. This is Chautauqua Lake’s newest resort, “Harbor Hotel”, under construction in Celoron. It has been great fun watching as the construction has progressed this winter! What a great addition to our county!

CORRECTION: Please note the following additions to the EBC Little Valley article. The following local businesses were omitted from the article. The Lakeside Ledger apologizes for not recognizing the following businesses: Bear Brick, Hughes Hotel, SIXT Lumber, Vail Hardware and Crosby’s Gas.


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Tom Paxton Headlines

Solar Chautauqua

Rolling Hills Radio February 26 Show

Folk music legend Tom Paxton comes to the Rolling rHills Radio stage on Monday, dFebruary 26 at 6:30 at eShawbucks for a one-nightonly performance. He will hbe accompanied by the Don rJuans. Tom Paxton has performed worldwide in venues as tdiverse as Greenwich Village scoffee houses, Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall pin New York. In addition ,to his own fifty albums of eoriginal songs, hundreds of oartists have recorded his songs including Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Joan rBaez, Willie Nelson and Judy sCollins. Even the opera star, ePlácido Domingo incorporated oPaxton into his repertoire. r In 2009, Paxton received ea Grammy Lifetime .Achievement Award. Of Paxton, Guy Clark, 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Folk Album, wrote, “Thirty years ago Tom Paxton taught a generation of traditional folk singers that it was noble to write your own songs ...” John Platt of WFUV Radio, said “You can draw a direct line from Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger to this man, who is a true troubadour” “Tom Paxton embodies the

spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense,” said Ani DiFranco. “He’s the coolest.” Richie Unterberger, an American journalist who focuses on the history of popular music, observed during an interview with Paxton, “ You were among the first folk performers in New York [during the ‘60s] to write much of your own material.” To which Paxton replied, “[That] didn’t occur to me at the time… I had begun to write a lot … and certainly had examples … like Woody [Guthrie] and Pete [Seeger]. [W]hen I’d write a new song, I’d try it out in the show and see how it went. Gradually, there came to be enough songs of good quality that I could just do my own stuff.” On his long career, Paxton reflected, “I always say that it’s okay to look back, as long as you don’t stare... you move on. I’m infinitely more interested in what I’m doing now, than in what I did then… I loved it, but I live now.” Ken Hardley, producer and host of RHR, in responding to the Unterberger interview, notes that “With the passage of time, it becomes clear that certain musicians not only write important songs, but become an integral part

of of our shared American story. Tom has always had the courage to sing about important topics and in so doing he has not only reflected the spirit and mood of the times, but has contributed to the national conversation. He’s right up there with one of his mentors, Pete Seeger. What more can be said about a guy who ‘coauthored the book’ on folk music? Except, we are thrilled he’s coming to Jamestown.” Paxton will be accompanied by The DonJuans. This duo of Don Henry and Jon Vezner are both Grammy Award winners who have performed in venues from the Bottom Line in New York City to the Bluebird Café in Nashville, sharing stages with artists as diverse as Joey Ramone, John Hartford, and David Crosby. Their songs have been recorded by Janis Ian, Ray Charles, and John Mellencamp. Both are known for their gifted musicianship and dry wit. Hardley notes, “The blending of Paxton, Henry, and Vezner’s voices is remarkable.” Those wishing to attend this live performance are urged to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Hardley says, “This will be a sold-out performance.” As always, there are 4 options for purchasing tickets; Until the show is sold out, tickets are available at the door the night of each show. You can call ahead at (716) 484-1101. Tickets are also online at http:// www.chautauquachamber. org/events   If you’re out and about, stop in during the Chamber’s regular business hours at 512 Falconer St, Jamestown. Tickets for future shows may also be purchased using these same options.

Solarize Events Schedule for County Residents In March Solar Chautauqua is offering reduced pricing for affordable solar panel installations to Chautauqua County residents and businesses. They provide information on State and Federal solar tax credits, help you select the solar energy system that’s right for your home, and offer a variety of financing and leasing options. The Solar Chautauqua program is organized by the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). You can save thousands on solar with available tax

credits and exclusive Solar Chautauqua pricing. With savings on monthly electric bills, the average homeowner will recover their investment in six to eight years. Attend a free workshop or happy hour (listed below) to learn more about your options! You’ll have the opportunity to meet the installers, hear from local residents who already benefit from solar, and have your questions answered. Families are welcome and snacks and beverages will be provided, including at Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing on March 3 and at Southern Tier Brewing Company on March 15! Call 716-634-3780 or visit www. to RSVP for an event. Visit facebook. com/solarchautauqua/or email solarchautauqua@ to learn more about the program. The Solar Chautauqua deadline is March 31. Saturday, March 3 at 2:pm– Solar Social Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing • 8398 W. Main Rd, Westfield, NY 14787 Thursday, March 8 at 6pm– Solar Workshop: Roger Tory Peterson Institute • 311 Curtis St, Jamestown, NY 14701 Thursday, March 15 at 6pm – Solar Happy Hour: Southern Tier Brewing Company • 2072 Stoneman Cir, Lakewood, NY 14750

Grape Growers’ Conference Suny Fredonia Williams Center; March 14th

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LERGP will host the annual Grape Growers’ Conference on March 14th 2018. The Conference takes place on the SUNY Fredonia campus at the Williams Center.  The annual gathering of area growers provides a great opportunity to network as well as update growers on current research and extension programming to improve vineyard sustainability.  This year the Conference will also focus on regulatory changes and the impact on vineyards.  Speakers from NYS DEC and the NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will update growers on new worker protection standards including respirator fit training.  In addition to changes in USDA

regulations, the recent tax integrated pest management reform may also impact that allows growers to vineyard operations. Kevin control pests sustainably Martin will be on hand to and inexpensively.  These provide growers information educational and research about pass-through income based presentations also and corporate tax reform. provide growers with ample Structural changes in business opportunities to obtain organizations can also help recertification credits that with succession planning and area growers need.  Grape the sustainability of the farm growers may register for across generations.  the conference at lergp.cce. Perhaps most interesting  is new work by Dr. Golnaz The Lake Erie Regional Badr, a Cornell post-doctoral Grape Program is one of researcher.  Her work in many programs offered mining historical weather by Cornell Cooperative and phenology data may Extension of Chautauqua result in predictive modelling County (CCE-Chautauqua).  of future phenology or For more information, call berry size data.  Farm level 716-664-9502 or visit our implementation will allow website at www.cce.cornell. growers to manage crop load edu/chautauqua.  Cornell and risk while maximizing University Cooperative production.   Extension provides equal As always the conference program and employment will feature programming for opportunities.

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Cont. From Cover from the staff’s expertise. Ellicott community historian, Karen Livsey, has spent many hours at the Research Center. “If you are starting family history, it is a good place to start,” she said. Multiple records are at the fingertips of the knowledgeable staff, including the Swedish National Archives and a collection of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. On hand is microfilm of the federal censuses for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties in NY and Warren County, PA, plus the NY State censuses for Chautauqua County. There are cemetery inscriptions for most Chautauqua County cemeteries and a card file of marriages and deaths extracted from 19th Century newspapers. The Jamestown city directories from 1888 to present are available as well. There is information regarding local history and access to church records, parish immigration records, steamboat records and more. Victoria Parker, Fenton History Center Museum Collections Assistant, said that the house itself was built in 1846 for William Hall. He was involved first in the lumber industry and later in textiles. By the 1950’s the


Cont. From Cover decade, from 2006-2017 and then transitioned into her current role as a Fiscal Supervisor. With a goal of professional development and growth, she was presented with an opportunity to apply for the CLN class and was accepted into the program. A life changing decision,

Hall family no longer resided at the residence. The house became a home for the elderly before WCA hospital took ownership and used it as an outpatient clinic. After serving in that capacity, the house stood empty until the Fenton Historical Society bought it in about 2005 and prepared it for their use. All the library materials from the Fenton History Center Museum have been moved to the Hall House, which is located, literally, next door to the Museum. The House also provides storage for the collections not on display in the Museum. In 2013, the Fenton Research Center in the Hall House officially opened. The building is handicapped accessible and computers and tables are available for those using the reference materials. The staff at the Research Center receives many research requests by phone and email, as well as from people who stop by in person. This makes each day unique and interesting for the research assistant volunteers who enjoy being challenged in their field. “There are days when nothing happens and days you never know who will walk in the door,” Livsey said. It’s not unusual to receive inquiries regarding local buildings, furniture manufacturing, and historical happenings. Collections and artifacts meaningful to the local history are also of

prime interest to the Research Center personnel. Parker said that Norman Carlson, Collections Manager, reviews the items offered to determine whether they are deemed to be accepted by the Center or would be better suited at another facility. The Research Center is open Monday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm with volunteers ready to provide guidance and assistance to visitors. A staff member is also at the Center on Monday and Friday. A “Genealogy Support Group” meets to share ideas and network at 6:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to attend the programs and stay to conduct research. Two upcoming workshops address specific topics. On February 24 from 10am – noon, the workshop will assist people wanting to “jump the pond” or conduct research looking for the overseas connection. The workshop on March 24 from 10am – noon will concentrate on Swedish records and what pertinent information can be found in this country. The cost is $20 for non- Fenton members/$10 for members; call 664-6256 to register. The Fenton Research Center in the Hall House may be just the right place to begin connecting with family. As the signs in the office state: Genealogy - “It is how we raise our spirits” and “Families are forever.”

she gained from the program knowledge and skills specific to not just one job or career path, but for leadership success overall. Cresanti completed the CLN class in 2013 and held the experience in high regard, so it felt serendipitous when she read an exciting email from them after her completion. CLN keeps current members and alumni up to date with CLN happenings via email, and one such email stated that

they were reaching out to the membership in search of new Board Members. Cresanti felt compelled to reach out, due to her positive experience and respect for the CLN mission. She listened to her instincts and connected with the Board Chair to express her interest in being a part of the board, and is now the Secretary of the CLN Board of Directors. When reflecting on what See “EBC” Right


Cont. From Cover hungry. Chili was on the menu that day and the ingredients that I ordered were all there in perfect order. Wegmans has teamed up with Instacart to provide delivery service to Jamestown and the surrounding area. Craig Shinko, a front end manager at Wegmans, told me that there are five zip codes within the current service area: Jamestown 14701, Ashville 14710, Bemus 14712, Falconer 14733 and Lakewood 14750. Mr. Shinko said that with the expected success of the partnership between Wegmans and Instacart, the outlook is for more zip codes to be added. As we sat in the bustling eating area at Wegmans, I questioned the enthusiastic front end manager about the ease of the process of ordering groceries online. Is it really as simple as their marketing card indicates? He assured me that it is so. I pressed him about any fees. Mr. Shinko’s answer was forthright: “There is a cost (to the consumer) that covers the cost to provide the service through the agreement that Wegmans has with Instacart- I can tell you that Wegmans has kept that

percentage low compared to other businesses.” The bottom of the line is that it will cost about ten to fifteen cents more for every dollar that you spend using the service. Does the service measure up? I had to try it myself to assess the process. It is as easy as one, two and three. First, I went to to create an account with Instacart. This is important to note as it is not the same as a Wegmans online account. You can, however, register your Wegmans Shopper card number on your Instacart account so that you receive the best prices. The information that you give Instacart is typical: name, address, telephone number, email address and credit or debit card information. While I chose to use a computer as my sign up tool, you can download an app for any mobile device, too. When choosing the items for an order you can scroll through popular choices or you can, as I did, type in the search line the item that you desire. Photos accompany most items which makes it easy to identify your favorite products. The quantity can be entered and the price accompanies the item as you order. The order builds easily. When finished you choose the day and time that you would like to receive your order. Your method of payment is

authorized for more than the order as a temporary measure to cover any additions or changes before the actual order is pulled by a shopper like Joshua. According to Joshua, he shops like a regular shopper and pays with an Instacart account-my personal payment details were not known to him. When the order is delivered an email is sent with the item list, the prices and the actual total for the order including a delivery charge. In my experience everything matched up and was accurate. In my estimation, Joshua earned his tip but tipping is optional. While this service costs a bit more than going to the grocery store yourself there are ways to watch your pennies. An order of $35 or more is the threshold for a lower delivery fee. And, if this is a service that will be your “go to” for groceries, you can pay forward a monthly or yearly delivery fee which can bring the delivery fee to less than $3 for a once a week order. You can also earn credit for up to 5 referrals by following the directions and using a personal code that Instacart provides. If you’re looking to save time and energy, this service is a winner. If the enthusiasm that Craig Shinko, Joshua Z. and I have for the process is any indicator, the relationship will continue to be a success and last for a long time.

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Cont. From Left she values most about her experiences is “having the opportunity to use the skill set that’s enhanced by CLN and using it to better the community, my hometown. I’ve always wanted to

give something back and contribute to the growth of the area and through CLN I’ve become a part of that network of unique individuals who are doing exactly that.” When Cresanti has down time, she looks for other ways to serve her community and volunteer, with one such additional role being a Board Member on the Board of

Directors for The Chautauqua Center. Another example of professional success and all that can be accomplished in Chautauqua County, Cresanti is one leader and CLN graduate we can all learn from. She is joyful to be part of an area with so much potential, so much support and the feeling of being right at home.

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e e r r Cont. From Cover e ,The owners Deb Bernard and rTim Lehman, with the help tof friends, neighbors, and the tcommunity gathered their nstrength and set out to rebuild. sNow, as they prepare to re-open hin March, the local excitement dis building and patrons will not rbe disappointed. . Partners Bernard and Lehman gpurchased the building in .October of 2002, renovated, aand opened in February of s2003. The building at 6830 Main Street in Cherry Creek, thad housed a restaurant and a ylaundromat. They embarked oon extensive renovations at that rtime to give the restaurant a dwarm, rustic, Adirondack feel. ,With the adjacent snowmobile etrails, the Chautauqua County uEquestrian Trail System and rhiking trails, the Trillium Lodge nattracted area residents as well sas outdoor enthusiasts. The .hitching posts for horses and pample parking for sleds made ethis the ‘go to’ destination. showers, lFundraisers, anniversary parties, weddings, ebirthday parties and meetings emade this the neighborhood mspot to celebrate, make new .friends and reconnect with s p s


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old friends. Kirstin Knowles, assistant to Deb Bernard, says “it is so exciting to be this close to completion. Once the floors are installed it will look amazing.” Bernard adds, “we still have finish work to complete but the big items are done and it won’t be long now.” The new construction of Trillium Lodge is on the former footprint on a pad. “Some of the outside walls are original but the locally sourced and repurposed materials complete the picture. Eighteen of the twenty barstools were salvaged, sandblasted, painted and re-cushioned,” said owner Tim Lehman, who is overseeing the construction. Luckily the moose antlers were salvaged and are now hanging above the re-positioned bar. The focal point is the new stone fireplace, complete with snowshoe lighting, a deer mount and amazing carved woodland creatures. Third generation wood carver Zoe Boni Dussia and Joe from Ridgeway, PA created the carvings for the restaurant. This exquisite fireplace will be the perfect setting for warmth, comfort, and photo opportunities. Newly constructed bookshelves will be popular,

with the friendly take a book, leave a book concept. Family friendly board games will be available, as well as children’s books. The back patio area will once again be a sanctuary with lovely gardens and a waterfall, perfect gathering spot and band area in warmer weather. The paintings by Janet Mandel of Ellington and custom made window treatments by Bernard complete the picture. Private meeting rooms on the second level can be reserved. The building is ADA compliant, with an accessible “sit at the bar’ area for wheelchairs. There will be seating for 130 patrons. The cedar construction, the Amish made and installed wrought iron work and the rustic design is perfect. The menu will be familiar and pleasing to all tastes. The community is waiting for the Guinness onion soup, crab cakes, fish fry, prime rib, and the wings! The hours will be Wednesday through Saturday from 11am10pm, Sunday11am-8pm. Bernard says, ”we can’t wait to open the doors and welcome the community and all our treasured friends and neighbors.” Follow on Facebook, New Phone Number: 716-296-1032

review the DSEIS available online at www.elleryny. org/html/legals.html or at the Town Hall located at 25 Sunnyside Avenue in Bemus Point. The Town Board will accept written comments on the DSEIS. Written comments should be sent to Ms. Rebecca Haines at PO Box 429 Bemus Point, NY 14217 or ellerytc@ Comments must be received before 4:00 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2018. To learn more about the projects supported and executed by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, visit www. or find them on Facebook at Chautauqua Lake Partnership, Inc.

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Cont. From Cover and engagement.” The YPP program has now grown to include Westfield and Ripley. It is a partnership with Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Moore continued, “Each fall we send teaching artists into the schools from both the Florida Studio Theatre and our own Chautauqua Theatre Company. The artists work with students to write original plays. In the winter, students come to CHQ to hear their plays read out loud. Select plays are produced and presented by the Chautauqua Theatre Company in June- once as a field trip for the schools and once to the general public in order to celebrate Chautauqua County Playwrights! This powerful program allows students to imagine a story, capture it on paper, and hear the words read out loud in a supportive atmosphere that affirms creativity.” There were 428 plays written overall between the 3rd and 4th grade students of the five school districts. “Phase One” is when the teaching artists from the Florida Studio Project visit each 3rd and 4th grade classroom in each school in the fall. This exercise is to teach and demonstrate how to think creatively and to learn the process of writing a play. “Phase Two” is when the students visit the Institution grounds to have their written plays read aloud by adult volunteer actors. “Phase Three” is the exciting day for all the students and teachers at Chautauqua Institution. On June 19, 2018 the Young Playwrights Project will assemble at

Fletcher Hall on the grounds for the “Winning Plays” performance. Lisa Gierszal, Chautauqua Institution Performing Arts Coordinator said, “The excitement builds as we move to the final Phase of the Young Playwrights Project. The absolute look of joy on the 600plus 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students as they prepare to see their classmates winning work, as well as seeing the 2nd and 3rd graders planning for next year. It is an overwhelming sense of accomplishment for all of us! I am so proud of the work Chautauqua Institution and the arts education office take into the community.” The “Winning Plays” will be published online and performed by the Chautauqua Theatre Company on Tuesday June 26 (first week of the Chautauqua season) in the Amphitheater at 5:pm and 7pm. Maria DeJoy, Principal of the Fletcher School in Jamestown said, “Most of our students have never had the opportunity to visit Chautauqua Institution. This program enriches our curriculum in such a creative way. As 70% of our students live in poverty, we seek whatever opportunities to expand their knowledge and experiences. This is the third year we have had the program and we are delighted when we see the student’s imagination come to light. The partnership with Chautauqua Institution is priceless.” Jennifer Hart, a Grade 3 teacher at Westfield Academy reports, “This is the first year we have been in the program so the teachers have learned along with the students. It fits in so well with the writing, listening, and speaking Standards. I see this process as so exciting, and

enjoy watching the students as they develop their skills with enthusiasm. It is time consuming but has such great value. We have three Honorable Mention plays in the 3rd grade. Three 3rd graders wrote their play together, which will be presented in June. We have two 4th graders win Honorable Mention and two 4th graders, whose plays were chosen to be presented. I can only imagine the excitement in June, as well as in future years.” Heather Claypoole, a Grade 4 teacher at Westfield Academy said, “After months learning character, setting, plot and writing dramas, comedies and even tragedies, I appreciate that the students have the ability to be creative and think outside the box.” When asked what he likes most about the project, Zachary Wolfe, a 4th Grade student at Westfield Academy stated, “I liked making the plays because it was fun and I could use my imagination to make up my own story.” The Young Playwrights Project is a collaborative effort between the Chautauqua Theatre Company and the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. It is funded by Georgia Court, a Chautauqua community member and board member of the Florida Studio Theatre. Deborah Sunya Moore summed up the power of the project by saying, “To see a 9 year old student sitting by someone who is 90 years old and is reading that student’s play out loud, I see the powerful part of the project where we try to celebrate the playwright in everyone, and celebrate the start of an idea and creativity.” For more information www.

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By Riko Chandra Chesemaker, Cheesemonger, Co-owner Reverie Creamery, Artisan Cheesemaking and Cheese Shop Continuing from the last two articles, this probably the last installment that I want to talk about winter cheese. After all, we want winter to be over. But while we still have chilly temperatures for the next few weeks, why not enjoy it while we can with the appropriate cheeses of the season. When we talk about winter cheeses, there are two kinds of winter cheeses: cheeses that are made with winter milk and cheeses that are made with summer milk yet they are peaked in winter months. Winter milk does have a higher fat content and produces exceptionally rich cheeses. One of the most amazing winter cheeses in the world, Vacherin Mont d’Or (pictured), is made with the winter milk from the same cows that produce Gruyère in the summer. Because of the decrease in milk production

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One of the films to be shown at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Jamestown stop on the world Tour on April 11 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. “2.5 Million” is about American skier Aaron Rice who sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. More information available in the winter months, the made with local, grass fed on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for Natural History cheeses tend to be small and milk during the summer website at or by calling 716-665-2473. Tickcan be purchased from the Reg Lenna box office at aged for a much shorter time. months and it takes at least ets

Aged cheeses, can take months to reach their peak flavors and textures. We can say that batches made with spring or summer milk should be ready much later in the year. Alpine cheeses like Appenzeller, Challerhocker, Gruyère and Comté are great examples that are traditionally made with milk from cows grazing on mountain pastures in the summer and peaked/ optimal flavors in winter. What is Alpine? The Alps are large chain of mountains stretching in an arc across south-central Europe While we do not have the “terroir” of the Alps, we do have a great tradition of dairy farming in our area. Inspired by Appenzeller, which is washed with secret blend of wine, spices and herbs, Wanderer, at Reverie Creamery is washed with Porter beer from Southern Tier Brewing Company. Wanderer is also peaked in winter months because it is

6 months to age. It is nuttier, sweeter and more complex in terms of flavor profile than it would be if released before winter. Milk production is high during summer months, and wheels of cheeses made during the summer are large (up to 80 pounds). These cheeses generally age a minimum of four months and on average eight months. The bottom line is that cheese made with milk from May through October would be ready to eat between December and May. This is the time to enjoy your fondue using Gruyère, Emmenthaler and Swiss or just the melty goodness of Raclette over boiled potatoes or parsnips. You can also spoon the supper creamy Winnimere from Jasper Hill Vermont or the amazing Vacherin Mont d’Or! Spring is around the corner. Savor these best of winter cheeses while you can....

This highly anticipated annual event is a fundraiser for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI). Local sponsors committed to the festival tour are Summit Wealth Management, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Great Lakes Consulting Group - UBS Financial Services, Gary N. Johnson Insurance Agency and Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company. Additional sponsors are being sought to cover the cost of bringing these incredible films to our community. Interested prospective sponsors can contact event manager Jane Johnson at RTPI at 665-2473, ext. 228 or jjohnson@rtpi. org. “For the 14th year, we’re bringing this incredible program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring the world outside,” said Jane Johnson, Director of Exhibits and Special Collections at RTPI. “For our local screening, we show

films that best reflect the interests of our community and the surrounding areas, with themes such as skiing, biking, climbing, kayaking, culture and the environment. This is one of our biggest events of the year, and once you come for the first time you’re going to be hooked!” This is Jamestown’s 14th year as a stop on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of the Banff Centre. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Following the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour begins a yearlong tour of North America and the world. Jamestown has the exclusive rights to the local showing in the greater southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania region. This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

The Jamestown films are handpicked by Ms. Johnson, who works closely with a Banff tour host, making it an entirely unique experience for Jamestown attendees. The evening is filled with door prizes, food and drinks, great films and excitement. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenalinepacked action sports, the 2017/2018 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. New this year is premium seating for $35 that admits the ticketholder to the pre-event gathering at Brazil on Fourth Street and includes free passes to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s upcoming exhibit, “Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy”, opening on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Other ticket levels are $20 for adults and $14 for students and children under 14. Tickets are available from the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office by calling 716484-7070, visiting reglenna. com, or from the Reg Lenna box office on the day of the event. Interested attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets before the day of the event. All proceeds from the event support both the Banff Centre and the mission and programming of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, which is centered on art, conservation and education. For general information on the event itself, visit RTPI’s website at or call 665-2473. Information is also available on RTPI’s Facebook page. RTPI is located at 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown.


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