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The Corner Cafe

Goose Creek Pottery

The Café was created by Chef Todd Singleton, a well-known name in the area. Singleton is known for his dynamic creations of atmosphere and menu selections.

After a one-week workshop experience at Chautauqua in 2013 Kidda felt the need “to play with clay.”

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Kidda Johnson Creates Career In Art

New Grab-and-Go Food Outlet Next to The Reg

dUnkiRk tHen & now eXHiBit Thursday, January 25 • 10am – 4pm Friday, January 26 • 10am – 4pm Monday, January 29 • 10am – 4pm Tuesday, January 30 • 10am – 4pm Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk soUtHeRn tieR XpRess Hockey Friday, January 26 • 7pm Saturday, January 27 • 5pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown send Me no FloweRs Friday, January 26 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, January 27 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Sunday, January 28 • 2 – 4pm 18 E 2nd St., Jamestown snowsHoe Hike witH eveRgReen oUtFitteRs Saturday, January 27 • 10am Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville CHAUTAUQUA ART GALLERYgRand opening Saturday, January 27 • 12 – 8pm 104 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood cHili cook oFF Saturday, January 27 • 12 – 6pm Peek’n Peak Resort, Clymer sleigH Rides at cHaUtaUQUa Saturday, January 27 • 1 – 3pm Sunday, January 28 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua tosca Saturday, January 27 • 1pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia

By Jeanine Zimmer Carlson The Corner Café is celebrating it’s soft opening this week. Located next to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts (122 East 3rd Street, formerly known as Humidor News), its mission is to support The Reg patrons and performers with fresh, health-

CINEMA SERIES - WONDER Saturday, January 27 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia WITS’N GIGGLES STAND UP coMedy seRies Saturday, January 27 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown MURdeR on tHe oRient eXpRess Saturday, January 27 • 8 – 9:46pm Reg lenna center for the arts, Jamestown

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It’s a familiar and heartwarming story. In Chautauqua County we worry that the youth will go off to college and never return to the area. Whether we call it ‘brain drain’ or the ‘grass is greener somewhere else’ our economy would benefit from the young adults coming

By Kathleen McCarthy As kids, we loved to play together with our friends, creating games and races to occupy our time. As teens, our world revolved around our friends, activities often dictated by our peers. As adults, we still enjoy being active with friends,

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Did You Know…Please Pass the Salt! There are 14,000 Different Ways to Use Salt... Page 2

The United States uses 15 times as much salt on our roads then we do in our processed food. We dump about 15-17 million tons of salt on the roads each year.

Merritt Estate Winery Strikes Gold! Winery’s Vidal Ice Wine Placed in Top 5... Page 3

Merritt Estate Winery’s Vidal Ice Wine placed in the top 5 winners out of almost 7,000 entries in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition of American Wines in the World brought a panel of over 67 judges from across the country.

but often don’t feel we have the time and opportunities to do so. Group exercise provides us with an opportunity to feel young again and be physically active with others. Group exercise is typically described as exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor. Many formats exist, including Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning, indoor cycling (spinning), step, kickboxing, and boot camp. Group exercise offers a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own. Some of the benefits include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, and a group of peers that push you to do your best. The accountability factor for participating in exercise is an important motivating factor. After working with a group and you miss a day, the group will certainly See “EXERCISE” Page 4

‘home’ after college or after that first or second job in the big, expensive city. For some, however, the pull back is strong, thoughtful and rewarding. Kidda Johnson, graduate of CLCS Class of 2002, is an insightful young man who has returned and feels rewarded by See “KIDDA” Page 4

Leaving The Q Behind

This Writers Advice: Don’t Go It Alone

yoga and a Movie Saturday, January 27 • 5:45 – 7:45pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia

Rolling Hills Radio 8tH SEASON: JOE CROOKSTON AND JoHn latini Monday, January 29 • 6:30pm Shawbucks, Jamestown

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By Kathleen McCarthy

Benefits of Group Exercise

JR. BakeRs diy cUpcake decoRating woRksHop Saturday, January 27 • 2 – 3pm Full Moon Rising Bakery, Chautauqua

soUpin sUndays Sunday, January 28 • 11am – 3pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland

conscious choices. Local residents and employees of downtown will have an opportunity to make fast meal choices that will better suit their lifestyles, have a neighborhood grocer for short list food items, and enjoy a showcase

Lindell Creates Successful Construction Business

After owning the Jamestown establishment for 10 years, Lindell is expanding on the construction aspect of his portfolio.

By Lou Drago Justin Lindell is a young Jamestown area business owner with a very interesting path to success. Justin spent his early years growing up in the Buffalo NY, attending school through the

Snowflake Festival

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third grade in the Cheektowaga schools. Then, his family relocated to Randolph, NY. After graduating from Randolph High Justin attended the JCC –Olean NY campus where he received an associate’s degree. He was accepted at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. In order to earn the funds to attend PittBradford, Justin went to work in several jobs. He became a fully certified Personal Trainer and certified Nutritionist. I first met Justin when we were both day-one blackjack dealers at the Seneca Alleghany Casino in Salamanca. Justin’s casino career flourished, he was soon promoted to floor manager. In 2006 he began looking for business opportunities where he could be his own boss. He had always had an interest in owning a bar or restaurant. He learned of a place in Jamestown which had closed. He studied the area, developed his business plan and put See “LINDELL” Page 5

Big City in Small Town

Museum Spotlight:

Cherry Creek Town Museum

The Snowflake Festival will feature demonstrations and instructive guided activities ranging from churning your own butter, basketmaking, or even grinding flour (pictured).

Former archivist at the Smithsonian Institution in DC, Sharon Howe Sweeting is now the curator for the museum in Cherry Creek. Photo/Sam Hazen

The Jamestown Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) offers an ideal location for a fun and frosty weekend activity for the whole family. Next Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 10am-4pm, the annual Snowflake Local Living Festival will offer a wide variety of outdoor-related activities with a focus on the environment and staying active during the long winter months. For those unfamiliar,

The big-city Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the small-town Cherry Creek Museum tucked away in the hills of WNY have something in common: they share the expertise of Sharon Howe Sweeting. A librarian by trade, Sweeting worked at the Smithsonian for 15 years prior to moving back to Cherry Creek. Since 2008 she has preserved Cherry Creek Town history, closely adhering to the orderly method of preserving collections as learned during her archival training at the

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By Jenny Herman

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Southern Tier Xpress Hockey : January 26th & 27th : Northwest Arena, Jamestown


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Publisher’s Word

If We Can’t Predict the Weather, We Can Still Plan for Fun!

While we may not be able to predict the weather, we can certainly set up a great schedule that is not weather permitting. I am for certain going to check out the old Humidor

in Jamestown to see what goodies they are offering to downtown Jamestown in the newly established Corner Café – it’s a good concept for healthy food on the go and is yet another new commodity to our growing city. Not only does it benefit the wellness of us, it supports the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Speaking of eating healthy and New Year’s Resolutions, we suggest you grab a buddy and head to the gym: it proves to be more successful. We have some great tips for you on the cover. If you want to take a step back in time or a step outside the

Audubon Snowflake Festival is next Saturday. We also just learned you can meet a former archivist of the Smithsonian right in Cherry Creek as Sharon Howe Sweeting is dutifully preserving all the collections. I look forward to what your week has in store for you. While you are out and about don’t forget to capture your favorite photos and post them to The Lakeside Ledger facebook page. We pick one winner each week. Their photo will be published and they will win two tickets to Holiday Valley Resort! Have Fun!! JZC

Photo Contest: Win 2 Ski Passes to Holiday Valley

Submit your favorite photo of Chautauqua Co. in the winter to: info@thevillagerny.com. A new winner is selected each week.

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Please Pass the Salt

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Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? Pass the salt please. Make sure you do not spill any. If you do, according to superstition spilling salt is bad luck. To reverse the bad luck you must throw a pinch over your shoulder. Typically it is thrown over the left shoulder. However I am not talking about table salt. I am talking about road salt. Road salt is basically Sodium Chloride, much like table salt. They both come from deposits leftover after pre historic oceans evaporated. There are huge salt mines in the United States in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Kansas and Louisiana. The United States uses 15 times as much salt on our roads then we do in our processed food. We dump about 15-17 million tons of salt on the roads each year. Spreading salt on the roadways reduces accidents by about 87%. Deicing with salt also allows traffic to keep moving. This is a benefit worth billions of dollars. However road salt like table salt has its drawbacks. Salt is corrosive. Salt can chew through cars, trucks, concrete and steel bridges. Salt washes off the roadways and accumulates in rivers, lakes and streams. In some cases it can even affect drinking water. The salt also kills off fish, plants and amphibians. Salt has been linked to heart dieses, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Americans have become addicted to salt not just in our food but on our

The United States uses 15 times as much salt on our roads then we do in our processed food. We dump about 15-17 million tons of salt on the roads each year.

roadways. Studies show the U.S. spends about 2.3 billion dollars each year dumping salt on the roads. It then spends another 5 billion to pay for repairing the damage the salt has caused. That is not to mention what private individuals pay to have their driveways, sidewalks and vehicles repaired due to the corrosion. Unfortunately no one has yet to come up with a perfect alterative to salt. Salt appears to be the easiest and least expensive way to de-ice our roadways. The U.S has seen a salt shortage in the past few years and the price has increased. Other options are starting to look a little more attractive. Some alternatives are sand and chemicals, which are also costly. Believe it or not some cities are using beet and tomato juice to de-ice their roads. Some are using pickle brine and the state of Wisconsin has been using cheese brine. The upside to

these methods are that they are bio degradable and less harmful to wildlife. New Hampshire was the first state to use salt on their roadways in 1941-42 and the practice spread as the interstates grew. According to studies Massachusetts uses the most salt. Most people think of salt as the white granular food seasoning. In fact only 6% of salt manufactured goes into our food. There are over 14,000 different ways salt is used. It is used in making products such as plastic, paper, glass, polyester, rubber and fertilizer. It isA also used to make bleach,a soaps detergents and dyes.f Everyone uses salt directly orR indirectly.  SALT NaCl 40%i sodium 60% chlorine. If youF would like more informationL on salt and its many uses goa to www.saltinstitute.org and Readers Digest has an articles published “60 ways to usea salt”.  Now you know….. 

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This picture was taken on the 1500ft driveway to my house off Baker St. Ext. on January 6th at 3:45 in the afternoon. It’s a beautiful location in every season. We’re very fortunate to have found this property. There are two other homes on a branch of the drive. We’re all pretty hidden in the woods, yet only a few minutes from Fairmount Ave. or downtown. To submit your favorite photo of the area for a chance to win two passes to Holiday Valley post of The Lakeside Ledger facebook page.

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y Meeting Info for High School Team, Spring 2018 s w muscle groups in the body. It e is a non-contact sport that is s great cross training for other e sports. Several former CLRA s team members have rowed s at the collegiate level, some t having done so after earning f scholarships, and others r simply because they love the y sport. s Team head coaches will r review the overall program t and specifics for the 2018 g spring season. The rowing , team starts indoor practices , Chautauqua Lake Rowing athletes in grades 8th through February 27 with the sAssociation is holding 12th who are prospective team season concluding May 31. ,an informational meeting members along with their Regatta competitions take .for the 2018 High School parents / guardians, will find place in Erie, PA, Buffalo, rRowing team. The meeting this meeting of value. 7th grade Rochester, and Ithaca, NY. is scheduled for Thursday, students may be eligible and Races also take place in uFebruary 1, 2017, 6pm at First are handled on an individual Saratoga Springs for NY nLutheran Church, Chandler basis. Returning team State championships. and Center St., Jamestown. members and parents are also For more information on d Students from all area expected to be in attendance. the High School Team, see schools are welcome to Rowing is a fantastic team the team’s web site at www. eattend. Both boy and girl sport that uses all the major rowchautauqua.org.

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Merritt Estate Winery Merritt Strikes Gold in California, Again!

Forestville, NY, January 16th, 2018: Merritt Estate Winery’s Vidal Ice Wine placed in the top 5 winners out of almost 7,000 entries in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition of American Wines in the World brought a panel of over 67 judges from across the country. Held over a span of 4 days, January 9th-12th, the SFCWC judges determined the best in each category using their knowledge, passion and trained palates. Merritt Winery’s Vidal Ice Wine takes it all in a Sweepstakes Win, which includes a Double Gold, Best of Class and the Best allaround Dessert Wine! The

designation of Sweepstake Winner is the highest honor available at the SFCWC. Merritt Winery continued to reel in medals including 3 Silver awarded to our Raspberry Truffle, Bella Ice and our most beloved best seller, Bella Rosa. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition uses an extensive process that divides varietals into several categories and subcategories because it receives such diverse entries from 36 states across the country. The SFCWC was Founded in 1983 as the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition and has truly evolved over the years. Not only is the SFCWC a great influence in the Winery

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Cont. From Cover for local foods. The Corner Cafe is a quick, grab-and-go food outlet with assorted ready-made salads, sandwiches and reheatable light entrees with a strong emphasis on fast, fresh, creative flavors and ingredients with a focus on current nutritional trends. The grab and go segment is currently underserved in the neighborhood and nonexistent during event hours. The Café was created by Chef Todd Singleton, a well-known

Kidda

Cont. From Cover the rich opportunities here in Chautauqua County. A student of the arts, Kidda studied literature and writing at Ithaca College. He continued his education at University of Virginia with an MFA concentrating in creative writing and literature. In the summer of 2013, after returning to the area, Kidda took a one-week pottery class at Chautauqua Institution. This transformative experience, “being comfortable in my hands and in my head” changed the path of his life. Still a writer, he is working on his novel, as well as spending hours creating amazing pottery. The family connection is part of the story of family closeness and creativity. His parents, Wally and Lynda have generations tracing back to their Swedish roots. Dr. Wallace Johnson, of Mayville Dental Arts is a skilled and creative dentist. His father (Kidda’s Grandfather) was Milton Johnson, of Falconer Metal Specialties and Harmony Industries was a die caster, an inventor, and a creative influence on the family. Although he passed away when Kidda was just three, he feels he was strongly influenced by his grandfather’s ingenuity and

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question your absence when you return! A common reason for quitting an exercise program is boredom. People stay interested because of the social atmosphere provided by group exercise. Karen Williams, who participates in the early morning spin class with Dr. Robert Berke at Turner Community Center at Chautauqua says, “Spin class keeps my wheels turning. I get my workout over early in the day. The group is highly social; support and encouragement abound.” Roy Newman, a member of the same class says “As a Type 1 diabetic, I find spinning is a fun and challenging way to help manage my blood sugar.” Spinning (indoor cycling) is an excellent way to burn calories, relieve stress, and tone muscles, as well as increase cardio endurance. “Indoor cycling is a form of exercise focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting.” (Wikipedia) As it is a low impact exercise, it does not put pressure on the knees and joints, thereby providing less risk of injury. The sense of community is an important factor for older

name in the area. Singleton is known for his dynamic creations of atmosphere and menu selections. He was the founder of The Liberty Street Café in Warren, PA and of Forte the Restaurant in Jamestown. Most recently, he was hired to be the head chef of the newly purchased Hare n’ Hound building in Bemus Point, NY. Under Singleton’s guidance the menu will be flexible, revolving around seasonal and local fresh vegetables. The Café will get all produce local, even the soda he supplies is made in Pennsylvania. Other unique attributes about The Café include: Fresh Juice Blends Made Daily

• Ramen Noodle Bowls • Fresh Soups • Ready Made Paninis and Cold Sandwiches • Acai Bowls • Prepared Fresh Fruits • Pastries and Breads • Prepared, Cooked and Packaged Local Produce for Home Use • Cured Meats and Local Cheeses. The Corner Café is a business entity of RLCA, LLC, which manages food, beverage and merchandise with all profits benefitting the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Inc. The Corner Café 122 East 3rd Street, Jamestown NY will be open Monday – Friday 7am10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 10am-7pm. For more information call (716) 499-9174

engineering abilities. The metal barn in Ashville, that Milton Johnson had built long ago, has become Kidda’s home and studio. After the workshop experience at Chautauqua in 2013 Kidda felt the need “to play with clay.” He became acquainted with Ron Nasca at Mudslinger’s Pottery in Fredonia, NY in 2015. He learned by direct instruction from Ron, as well as just observing the potters in the studio. Carol Samuelson, a potter at Mudslinger, says “I love the feel of getting dirty, creating with my hands. It is therapy for me.” Kidda shares these same feelings as he speaks with such passion. Kidda’s early interest with drawing blossomed as he worked at the wheel, observing and creating texture, design, and color. When he speaks of learning about color on clay, different from color on other surfaces, he shows excitement for the experimentation, the challenges of the process and creating the final product. “The art of pottery is often described as therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay, your mind and body are in natural synergy, wrapped around your creative ambitions and goals. This thoughtful artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries. Art is an important hobby of self-expression. It is a good way to connect with yourself by expanding your body and mind.” (Health Fitness Revolution)

While renovating the barn with the help of his family, Kidda says, “I have created a place to live and work. It’s very peaceful up here.” Not being the electrician his grandfather was, he has successfully refurbished an old kiln, saving thousands of dollars. He says, “it all lines up, I was meant to be here.” Kidda speaks warmly of his family and the support they have given him. His siblings, Britta, Irik, and Torrey all have interesting careers and have moved to other geographic areas. Their successful careers all integrate the creative mind and hands-on skills. Moving to Ashville, Kidda embraces the natural beauty, the openness, and the land itself. He is excited about all that Chautauqua County has to offer. He is a passionate gardener of vegetables, flowers and herbs, and each year he saves seeds from successful plants to replant in the spring. Most recently, he became a chicken farmer “for the eggs and the friendship.” Also at home in the kitchen, Kidda bakes bread and invents new recipes from his garden. “There is so much freedom in this area to be what you want to be, do what you want to do. I think it’s the best place to be.” His pottery can be seen and purchased at Mayville Dental Arts and the Ashville General Store. Email kiddajohnson@yahoo. com or Facebook Goose Creek Pottery.

adults who may have become more isolated. Exercise classes provide a strong personal sense of purpose and camaraderie one gets in a group with a purpose. With indoor cycling, you feel part of a team, with everyone helping each other to achieve their goals. The physical and mental benefits of such a group culture reduces the risk of giving up and quitting. This group dynamic provides the missing ingredient for success in staying fit. Jane Conroe, a member of the Turner Center spin class says, “I never thought I could do it but with the encouragement of the group, I am! We are now a band of friends held together by healthy doses of ‘intelligence for life’.” When pushing the group, Dr. Berke (aka Doc of Spin) says, “anyone can do two minutes”. That two minutes are within the sixty-minute workout! On ones own, that push rarely happens. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, “Most people know exercise is good for them and want to begin exercising. However, they do not know the first step to take. There are Y programs, private gym programs, at specific places, designed for a single activity, such as Yoga. Group exercise offers a workout at all levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Participants do not need to know how to develop a safe and effective workout or which machines to use or for how long; it is already done for them. They

simply have to show up with a positive attitude, participate, and most importantly, have fun.” Chautauqua County provides many group activity opportunities. Winter treks on snowshoes or cross country skis, provide fun outside group exercise. Outdoor cycling clubs have weekly rides according to ability groups. The YMCA and JCC have group classes, as well as many private gyms in the area. Regardless of your passion or interest, what is important is that you move. Group exercise offers an outlet for people to do this while having fun! Carol Samuelson, a rower, spinner, cycler, runner and swimmer says “Spinning keeps me in shape for rowing and I gather intelligence for my life.” Tom Applebe finds the 6:45am spin class at Turner Center challenging and thought provoking, as the group discussions on many subjects adds to the atmosphere. It is time to work on New Years Resolutions, get out and get moving with a group. As Leslie J. of Mayville says, “Spin class ‘kills so many birds at one time’ for me that I love it. My spin class is an amazing workout, a social hour with new and old friends, an educational hour (as we quiz one another on topics old and new), and all set to enjoyable music. I hardly know I am exercising, and as it is first thing in the morning… it sets me right for the whole day with extra energy and happiness. A win-win!”

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January 25 - 31, 2018

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The ACNC hosts an educational facility and includes a 600-acre wetland preserve with extensive hiking/walking trails, “a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens for you to explore daily from dawn until dusk.” The center holds many public programs to bring residents closer to their natural surroundings in a welcoming and educational atmosphere. Festival guests can participate in activities such as snowshoeing and crafting their own bird nests and feeders. In keeping with their mission to “build and nurture connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways” the festival boasts a doit-yourself flair. Somewhat akin to the revival of the ‘homesteading” movement, which emphasizes craftsmanship

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and self-sustainability, the Snowflake Festival will feature demonstrations and instructive guided activities ranging from churning your own butter, basket-making, or even grinding flour. For the inquisitive spirit, guided nature walks by local naturalists will provide a great deal of information on the wide range of plant and wildlife in the Jamestown area. For those hoping to catch a glimpse of some regional critters, demonstrations also will feature hawks, owls, and sled dogs. Other activities include (weather-permitting) kayak-sled races, a scavenger hunt, maple syrup tapping techniques, and guidance on personalizing walking sticks. A wide range of local businesses and organizations will be participating in this year’s event, including “Wild Spirit Education,  Magic Moments Carriage Rides,  Penn State Extension Master Gardeners,  Royal Wind and Solar,  Knitting 4 Peace,  Dun Roving Farm,  Steady Plow Farm LLC,  Girl Scouts of Western New York,  Chautauqua County Humane Society, Canadian-American Sledders, Franklin’s Honey and

Apples, 3 C’s Food Truck, and Evergreen Outfitters.” Bring an appetite for local food vendors and perhaps some hiking boots to explore the Audubon grounds during your visit, or if you prefer, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride to see the festivities and nature from a different vantage point. Some vendors will offer takehome projects and eco-goods for purchase. Some activities, such as wagon rides, require a small extra fee, so bringing cash is recommended for outdoor vendors. The Snowflake Local Living Festival welcomes you to not only shop local wares but also invites you to participate, learn, and explore the diverse wildlife the Western NY region has to offer. If you are interested in becoming a festival sponsor or participating in another manner, please contact Jeff Tome at jtome@ j a m e s t o w n a u d u b o n . o rg or call (716) 569-2345. Admission to the event is $6/ Adults, $2/ages 3-15, Free 2 and under. The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times. The center is located at 1600 Riverside Road in Jamestown.

Creek Canning Company preserved the vegetables and on display are can labels with pictures of beets, beans and tomatoes dating back to 1919. Transporting by rail was conducted through the Cherry Creek Depot, built in 1896 for the Erie Railroad. It was restored in the 1990s. The small town sentiment is reflected in the display of a quilt made by a grandmother of a 1944 school graduate. “This is one of my favorite pieces,” Sweeting said. “Each square represents one of the graduating students, with the student’s first name and a ship ‘sailing’ into the future.” A Marriage Certificate from 1853 with tintype photos of the bride and groom adorn a wall and a church organ and baptismal font signify the religious aspect of family life. Paraphernalia and photographs from the high school, local businesses, sports and horse events are also shown. A $10 bill printed in 1939 issued by the Cherry Creek National Bank is displayed. Large Bellows from Lem Wood’s 1887 blacksmith shop hang from the ceiling. He also sold sleighs and wagons. “I am trying to reflect life in the village of Cherry Creek,” Sweeting said. A dominant feature of the Museum is the military display. Uniforms of an Army serviceman, a Sailor, a Paratrooper and a jacket of a Flying Tiger Bomber are shown. For those who may

have heard about, but haven’t seen, a “Short Snorter,” and “Blood Chits,” a visit here will verify their existence. Flying Tiger Bombardier Lt. Lawrence A. Waite collected 24 paper currencies on his way to China to fight the Japanese in 1944 (stops included France, China, Burma, and India). The “Short Snorter,” the bills attached end to end, extend about 12 feet long. He wore his “Blood Chits” in case he was shot down during his mission and was found by Chinese peasants. The message written in Chinese explained that he was an American airman fighting the Japanese invaders and directed the peasants to help him return to his home base. “Our richest collection is military,” Sweeting said. Many young men volunteered for the opportunity to “get away” and see the world. Citizens from Cherry Creek served in the War of 1812 and the Museum has Civil War Muster Rolls from 1860 – 1865. A stop on the Underground Railroad was reportedly in Cherry Creek and a recent discovery includes 11 letters written by seven servicemen in the National Guard in WWI in 1919. All survived the War. The Cherry Creek Museum is open year round on Saturday from noon-2pm or by appointment. Call 301296-5105. Cherry Creek is well known for its 4th of July celebration, held the week prior to July 4.

Smithsonian. The Cherry Creek Town Museum is located in the former St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church at 6845 Main Street in Cherry Creek, NY. Town offices occupy the back areas of the “repurposed” building and the Museum/ Historical Society is located in the front section. The Cherry Creek Historical Building is dedicated to Joyce Chase. She was instrumental in the purchase of the building and is the founder of the Historical Society. Neatly arranged and wellpresented displays in this compact space show various aspects of life in Cherry Creek, a community settled in 1815 by Joseph Kent. Plentiful hardwood forests and waterways prompted a booming lumber industry. The first sawmill in Cherry aCreek was built by William ,Kilbourn in 1824. The next eyear he expanded the mill to include a shop for making yspinning wheels and chairs. y“Kilbourn made and signed sthe spinning wheel in this sMuseum,” Sweeting said. nThe fertile land consisted of .black muck soil, ideal for egrowing vegetables that were odelivered by truck to cities Alike Pittsburgh. The Cherry , s implies, in exterior work Their job will be to put the f such as landscaping, fence final furniture, fixtures and t and decking construction equipment touches into the . and remodeling, power 98 room hotel. Bathroom n Cont. From Cover washing exterior of homes shower surrounds will be s and commercial buildings. tiled, grouted and finished, l His crew will install other bathroom fixtures ,his ideas into motion. windows, doors, siding, installed. As each bathroom r and complete is finished another part In 2008, after extensive roofing, nremodeling and improvement exterior painting. Basically of the crew will move rto the bar and kitchen areas he the Exterior Rescue crew and install the bedroom mopened The Q in downtown can and will do anything on furnishings. The idea is to mJamestown. In June 2011, the exterior of the building finish several rooms each ran adjacent property became from the ground to the roof. day to a completed state so tavailable and Justin was able After his customers kept the hotel can be ready to pto expand the business into asking for inside work about open by end of February. sthis area. Today The Q is two years ago he hired a After this job, the company approximately 4000 with crew to specialize in interior has similar hotel finishing w3500 sq. ft. of customer remodeling, painting, jobs waiting for them at the tspace, a full kitchen, several plumbing etc. new Hampton Inn being .pool tables and has two The construction business built in Culpepper VA. ,separate bar and stage areas. is expanding into a more Justin has found that yWhen he was remodeling commercial type of business. with a growing family, the tthe restaurant areas Justin’s Recently Justin successfully construction business gives ninterest in the construction bid on a new type of work him a better work-family lworld grew and he started a for his crew. He hired a time mix. The business ,remodeling business. five man crew to do hotel is going very well and e In 2011, Justin opened work. His first job is in he has decided to sell the s“Exterior Rescue”, a Colorado Springs for the “Q” to give another young oconstruction business that newly constructed Spring entrepreneur a start in his yspecialized, as the name Hill Suites by Marriott. business life. t … e d Submit your favorite photo of Chautauqua Co. in the winter to: info@thevillagerny.com.

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Holiday Valley Snowsports and assisted by several of School is featuring the fifth Holiday Valley’s finest women annual “Your Turn” women’s instructors. Intermediate clinic next Thursday and through advanced level skiers Friday, January 25 and 26, (can comfortably ski blues, 2018 led by Lisa Densmore some black diamonds) will sweet flavors are due to slow Ballard, a widely acclaimed benefit from this clinic. The and low level acid production coach, instructor and ski racer clinic will begin at 8AM with during ageing of the cheeses, which also contributes to the formation of the holes or eyes in the cheese. Also typical of Alpines is that they are always HoliMont Ski Area Hosts Annual Event this Friday made in a large format, at least 20 pounds and upwards. The was the racing program. idea is that a longer shelf life This year is the 31st Annual gives the cheese some stability David Pitkin Memorial Ski during its journey down from Race, dedicated to him to the mountains. They mostly commemorate his enduring have natural or washed rinds. Reverie created its While sitting on a beach in and Murphy met on the spirit, his contributions to the own mini Alpine style cheese Puerto Rico, two contractors slopes and had the first HoliMont Racing Club, and named Wanderer. It received took out a cocktail napkin Contractor’s Ski Day, his part in creating the racing a Silver medal in a 2017 New and made a list of other mixing a little business with hill. that ski. a lot of pleasure. 36 years Friday, January 26, 2018 is York State Artisan Cheese contractors Competition. This cheese is a Knowing that winter is the later, Contractor’s Day the 37th Annual Contractor’s wheel that weighs 10 pounds off-season for their business, at HoliMont has become Day at HoliMont sponsored and is aged for 6 months, they thought they would one of the most successful by: B&L Wholesale Supply, during which time the rind start something new. These group ski days they host. Its Upstate Steel/Upstate Rebar, is periodically washed with two contractors, Brad Banks success is due in part to the Milton Cat, Park Place Installations, Jamestown porter beer from Southern Tier from Midland Asphalt late Dave Pitkin. Macadam, Inc., C.P. Ward, Brewing Company mixed (member since 1994) and The first Contractor’s Day Hamburg Overhead Door, with a salt solution. Pair it “Weed” Fredrick from was at Holiday Valley, but Equipment with Reverie’s own onion ABC Paving Co., decided Dave, a former Director of Anderson confit (caramelized onion, they would try to get some HoliMont and a member, Company, County Line International raw honey, and toasted fennel) guys together for a ski day thought that HoliMont was Stone, Chimney Corporation, made in Vermont by Blake – hence “Contractor’s Day.” the perfect place to have In 1981, eleven men this function. He was right! Thermal Foams Inc, Noco, Hill Preserves. Wanderer is Midland, ABC, It has grown every year with LaFarge, Lawley, Kanberra, nutty, savory, slightly malty – from Syracuse Supply, Oakgrove a maximum of 850+ people Watts Architecture and a perfect winter cheese. Construction, and Holmes participating. Dave’s passion LiftTech.

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