Page 1


A FREE Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County

January 4 - 10, 2018

Volume 2 ~ Issue 1

Lakeside Ledger Visit our website at:



SHINY BRIGHT RETRO HOLIDAY Thursday, January 4 • 10am – 4pm Friday, January 5 • 10am – 4pm Saturday, January 6 • 10am – 4pm Monday, January 8 • 10am – 4pm Tuesday, January 9 • 10am – 4pm Wednesday, January 10 • 10am – 4pm Thursday, January 11 • 10am – 4pm Friday, January 12 • 10am – 4pm The Fenton History Center, Jamestown

Entrance Has Moved

Winterfest February 10, 2018

Reg Lenna, “Come This Way Ladies & Gentleman”

Family Fun at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap Room

FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH BUNCH Friday, January 5 • 11am – 12pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown SOUTHERN TIER XPRESS HOCKEY Friday, January 5 • 7pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown SNOWSHOE HIKE WITH EVERGREEN OUTFITTERS Saturday, January 6 • 10am Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville

This event is a major fundraiser for the 5 snow mobile clubs of Chautauqua County with 100% of the money going directly to the clubs.

SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE DAYS Saturday, January 6 • 10am – 12pm JCC, Jamestown SLEIGH RIDES AT CHAUTAUQUA Saturday, January 6 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua GRAPES AND HOPS FESTIVAL Saturday, January 6 • 3 – 7pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown POLAR BEAR SWIM FOR CHARITY Sunday, January 7 • 12 – 5pm Fireman’s Club, Silver Creek SLEIGH RIDES AT CHAUTAUQUA Sunday, January 7 • 1 – 3pm Chautauqua Bookstore; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua 12TH NIGHT CONCERT “OH COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL Sunday, January 7 • 4 – 5pm First Presbyterian Church, Jamestown THE FLORIDA PROJECT: MOVIES AT THE REG Wednesday, January 10 • 7 – 8:55pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

Beginning January 10, patrons of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will enter the building in the doorway located next to the box office at 215 Spring Street. Golden Globe nominated film, The Florida Project shows at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Due to renovations and reconstruction at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, the entrance to the theater is moving to the right of the Box Office at 215 Spring Street in Jamestown, NY (pictured). This entrance will be utilized for

Jamestown Young Professional Member Spotlight:

BARE THE BARRELS 2018 “A WHITE SALE” Friday, January 12 • 12 – 5pm Lake Erie Wine Trail HOLIDAY INN: THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL Friday, January 12 • 7:30 – 9:45pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia SNOWSHOE HIKE WITH EVERGREEN OUTFITTERS Saturday, January 13 • 10am Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville For More Weekly Events Visit

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Chautauqua Lake Association

Community is Best Option to Lead Chautauqua Lake Maintenance Efforts.... Page 2

Keep this snow coming for the 5th annual WINTERFEST CELEBRATION at the Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap Room in Bemus Point! This event, for the entire family, gets you out of the winter doldrums to celebrate the best the season has to offer. On Saturday February 10 from noon6 pm, there will be games, prizes, food, raffles, music, vendors,

Retaining Business in CHQ. Co. .. Pg. 3 Bailey Manufacturing LLC.

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) has worked with Bailey Manufacturing since 2010 to facilitate an acquisition, which would solidify Bailey Manufacturing’s presence, and employment in Chautauqua County now and for years to come.

See “WINTER” Page 4

Public Welcomed to Participate, Deadline January 31

Edward Sundquist

By Anna Hagley

Edward Sundquist, a dedicated board member of the Jamestown Young Professionals group, and now a candidate for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is passionate about Chautauqua County, it’s people and it’s success. Before Sundquist was an attorney and firm administrator for the law firm of Lewis & Lewis, P.C. in Jamestown, he was a child who was born and raised in the area. When it came time to attend college, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. John Fisher College and then taught middle school science in the inner city of Philadelphia. After a few years of developing his skills as an educator, he decided to return to Chautauqua County and begin a See “SUNDQUIST” Page 4

By Jenny Herman With recent freezing temperatures, it’s a perfect time to begin an indoor project and delve into some creativity. The Jamestown Prendergast Library offers a unique way to engage in the arts by hosting its first Short

A New Leash on Life

Did You Know:

Film Festival. Open to all ages, the short film festival seeks to engage the community with the library’s Makerspace, an area which provides both an environment and tools for STEM-based projects involving topics such as robotics and programming. Each film, which may be up to five minutes in length, may benefit from using the Makerspace creative resources. From the use of templates and green screens, to assistance with exploring stop-motion technology and filming, the Makerspace is free to use for all community members from Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3:30-5pm. Hosted in the previous art gallery location in the Prendergast Library, the Makerspace opened in September of 2017, after a generous grant from the Holmberg Foundation, which See “FILM” Page 5

Retail Holidays

Animal Rescue in Celoron with a Huge Heart

UPS will Return 1.3 Million Holiday Packages

The passion and bond with all creatures is evident when spending time with the rescuers and caregivers of A New Leash on Life (NLOL), a local non-profit organization in Celoron, NY. Sue Coffaro, Heather Gutknecht, and Diane Hendrix “Sweet Pea”, the official are the core of organization, spokesdog of A New this Leash on Life welcoming founded over 20 Santa Claus to a benefit for years ago. the organization. Sue began taking animals into her home in Celoron in the 1970’s. Donna Edwards of Lakewood, began rescue work with Sue over 40 years ago. Now in her 80’s, she still trudges through the snow to care for feral cats. In Heather’s photographs on Facebook and the NLOL website,

Recent studies show that about 54% of gifts are returned and exchanged each year.

Did you know…? There are several retail holidays during the Christmas season. The first is Black Friday, a shopping frenzy that takes place the day after Thanksgiving, although a lot of retailers are starting as early as Thanksgiving Day. Cyber Monday 3 days later, then Green Monday, which is usually the second Monday in December (another day of great sales online and in-store savings). There is also free shipping day, somewhere about 2 weeks

See “LEASH” Page 5

“RETAIL” Page 5

By Kathleen McCarthy

The CLA has cut and harvested weeds for 65 years from 1952 to present and weed cutting has been used almost exclusively since 1992. Unfortunately, the “one size fits all” 25-year weed cutting experiment has not met the needs of property owners, lake users or the lake itself.

sledding and demonstrations. As the Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap Room is under construction, all activities will be held outdoors. Now is the time for the “Dump the Tree” event at the golf course parking lot. Bring your Christmas tree to the golf course for the huge bonfire on February 10. Last year 72 trees were donated. The committee is hoping to exceed

Prendergast Short Film Festival

Community Activism & Support

MARTZ OBSERVATORY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, January 10 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Martz Observatory, Frewsburg


the next few months of movies and live events as the original lobby is being completely remodeled. The first movie scheduled for this entrance is The Florida Project, showing Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm. Admission is $5.

By Kathleen McCarthy

By Donna Germain

Shiny Bright Retro Holiday : January 4th - 12th : The Fenton History Center, Jamestown

Page 2~ The Lakeside Ledger ~ January 4 - 10, 2018

Publisher’s Word

“Bless Mother Nature for these Gifts We Receive”

Mother Nature whipped up some bone chillin’ temps! But no matter how cold the temperature, it can never put a deep freeze on our much celebrated riding of the trails

and slopes of Chautauqua County! The snowmobile conditions are “Very Good” notes “As of 1/2 trails are open and in great shape. Groomers have been out smoothing all trails and packing in the huge snowfall. We’ve had a few accidents on the trail system already due to people not staying right around corners and people not staying on marked trails. We take time to mark trails for your safety, tracks in the snow are not trails! Weather is expected to stay cold for the next week so conditions should be good for a while.” Their annual Hot Dog roast is this weekend located on Trail S47 @ the Lean To’s in the State Forest. Stop out and enjoy a bite to eat when riding, should be great conditions!

Trails will be busy this week and upcoming weekend, stay right and ride safe! Peek’n Peak has been open for a few weeks and is celebrating January’s National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month will a special offer of “Buy One, Get One Learn to Ski” special. This beginner lesson package is offered daily from open until 5pm for first time skiers & riders aged 12+. It is a 90 minute beginner lesson group and includes an all day beginner area lift ticket and all day equipment rental for $48. So, dear readers, remember there’s no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of good weather! Get out this weekend, and remember to thank your lucky stars you’re in a ‘very cool’ place to be… Until next week! JZ-C

Cockaigne Plans for ‘18 Ski Area to Open Fall 2018, Details Next Lakeside Ledger


Lake Maintenance

Chautauqua Lake Association, “Community is Best Option to Lead”

[Written in response to the opinion editorial, “Where is the support for Chautauqua Lake?” by Fletcher Ward published in the Jamestown Post-Journal on Sunday, December 10th.] By Dr.Tom Erlandson, Jim Wehrfritz, Dr. Doug Neckers, Dr. Jim Cirbus, Mike Latone

Some argue that Chautauqua County, not an “independent municipality,” should assume the major role of lake support. The municipality to which they refer is the Town of Ellery, which is leading development of a Partnership-supported $250,000 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on behalf of 10 shoreline communities and their Towns and Villages. As a result of a 1986 agreement between the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), an SEIS is necessary to allow permitting for targeted use of herbicides to combat invasive weeds in Chautauqua Lake. The County deferred the SEIS development and SEQRA review plan as part of its 2017 Macrophyte Management Strategy (MMS) to property owners and municipalities. Ellery Town Supervisor Arden Johnson and his Board should be commended for their SEIS leadership and the Towns of Ellicott, Busti and North Harmony and Villages of Bemus Point, Celoron and Lakewood, should be commended for supporting their communities in this regard. Perspective provided by learnings from the last 60+ years of lake management is critical. • The reality of what has

and has not worked in Chautauqua Lake New York State’s DEC successfully used herbicides to control invasive weeds from 1955 to 1959 and the CLA did the same for 30 years between 1960 and 1992. On September 29, 1989, the CLA President (current Executive Director) addressed the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and Jamestown Manufacturers Association as follows, “You can use herbicides - we have you’ve seen the effectiveness of that. From 1982 to 1988 the lake was in beautiful control. It had one of the best fishing populations ever, and no one, I repeat, no one has ever documented any harm from the herbicide program. I’d love to have them challenge me on that statement.” And, even after a 25-year gap in herbicide use, the County determined herbicides acceptable in more than 50% of 288 zones into which it divided the Lake in its 2017 MMS. The CLA has cut and harvested weeds for 65 years from 1952 to present and weed cutting has been used almost exclusively since 1992. Unfortunately, the “one size fits all” 25-year weed cutting experiment has not met the needs of property owners, lake users or the lake itself. • Acceptance that near- and mid-term as well as longterm approaches are all needed All agree the root cause of excessive weed and algae growth in Chautauqua Lake is an excessive nutrient load, primarily the nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen. The EPA and NYS DEC measured and estimated phosphorus loads in their 2012 Total Maximum Daily Load for Phosphorus in Chautauqua

Lake (TMDL) and set required nutrient reductions. Unfortunately, there is no active implementation phosphorus reduction in lake bottom sediments, which represent 54% of the required reductions. Progress, mostly voluntary, is being made reducing phosphorus from agriculture, 25% of the required reductions, although it’s not clear how that progress relates to the reduction requirement. Improvements in the phosphorus removal capacity of three larger sewage treatment plants, mandated by the DEC, should address most of that 8% TMDL reduction requirement by midyear 2018. Other popular initiatives: shoreline buffers, elimination of phosphorus based lawn fertilizers, stream bank stabilization, removal of land from development, etc., represent but a portion of the TMDL-required 5% Developed Land reduction, of limited value without reduction of the other three much larger sources. Unless internal loading, agriculture and treatment plant phosphorus, which account for 87% of the required reductions, are aggressively reduced, it will be decades and likely longer, until acceptable levels of phosphorus are attained in Chautauqua Lake. Until then, short and mid-term tools, weed cutting/harvesting, herbicides and, possibly, algaecides, will be necessary. Preference for County-led and long-term approaches may “look good on paper”. However, they have proven ineffective for Chautauqua Lake. The Partnership’s “grassroots” approach, property owners and lake users See “LAKE” Page 3

Fine dining in the old school tradition with a new school approach

Seafood • Steaks • Pasta

516 W. 4th Street, Jamestown NY

716-720-5633 Featuring Main Dining Room • Lounge • Outdoor Dining

Delicious Cuisine Using the Best Ingredients Prepared with Skill and Imagination LANDMARKRESTAURANT.NET

1514 Washington St. Jamestown, NY • 716-665-5050 156 Fairmont Ave. Lakewood, NY • 716-763-5001

Buy One Get One Free *

* Expires January 31st, 2018

• Over 20 Burger Choices • Over 30 Milkshake Flavors • Over 20 Soft Serve Flavors • Daily Specials • Sundaes • Swirls • Hot Dogs • Salads • Specialty Sides • Chicken Sandwiches • Homemade Waffle Cones, Scoops and Bowls & Much More!

View our Menu Online at

SNOWSHOE HIKES: A Southern BBQ Joint. 18 National Awar ds BBQ • Burgers

Tuesday-Saturday 11-9 • Closed Sunday & Monday

140 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 716-526-1281 •


Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 6:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00 61 Water Street Mayville, NY 14757

Every Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lakeside Park, Mayville, NY

(716) 763-2266 For our full schedule of events & details, visit our website, find us on Facebook, or contact us in person.

First Friday Lunch Bunch : January 5th : Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown

January 4 - 10, 2018

Bailey Manufacturing LLC. Learn & Ski & Snowboard Tips for First Time Skiers and Snowboarders

Retaining Businesses in Chautauqua County by the CCIDA

Manufacturing t The County of Chautauqua Financial Officer Rich Dixon Bailey Development said, “It was our pleasure to Company has been supplying .Industrial (CCIDA) has assist John with financing product to the automotive oAgency with Bailey to complete the acquisition, industry for over 65 years nworked nManufacturing since 2010 and look forward to Bailey and has established itself ,to facilitate an acquisition, Manufacturing’s continued as a competitive, reliable, quality-conscious ewhich would solidify Bailey local operation for years to and organization. John Hines is ,Manufacturing’s presence, come.” employment in This project was brought President and CEO of the gand sChautauqua County now and to completion through a company, and has managed efor years to come. Bailey collaborative effort with day-to-day operations for hManufacturing Company, the CCIDA, Empire State over 20 years. About CCIDA - The sLLC serves the global Development, Southern Tier Development CCIDA is an economic nautomotive industry and Enterprise sspecializes in manufacturing Organization (STEDO), and development organization lof CNC precision-machined Western Region Corporation authorized and empowered eparts, metal stamping, molds, (WRC). Giving credit to the by the State of New York to dtumbling and rustproofing CCIDA for their financial make Chautauqua County of parts, and tooling. The and technical assistance, a better place to work, live, Lcompany has 60 employees John Hines said, “We and visit. They facilitate yand anticipates adding six couldn’t have done this development by attracting businesses, while rnew jobs through expansion without the CCIDA’s help.” new About Bailey promoting the retention ,and increased business. The CCIDA Board of Manufacturing Company, and expansion of existing s approved a LLC- Bailey Manufacturing businesses. Assistance in mDirector’s l$500,000 AL Tech Loan for Company, LLC is located the form of incentives – tax ,a ten year period. This loan at 10987 Bennett State abatements, low interest nwas for the acquisition of the Road in Forestville, NY. loans, and bond financing – %remaining 49% ownership Their extensive experience enhances the opportunities ,of Bailey Manufacturing lies in the fabrication and for job creation and retention development by our businesses. For more tCo., LLC from John engineering eHines’ partner, Megatech of steel, aluminum, welded information visit www. Corporation. CCIDA Chief and assembled components. , t t d y “ A White Sale” at Lake Erie Wine Trail Jan. 12th - 15th d e e On January 12,13,14,15 at Noon to 5pm. The Lake Erie Wine Trail is clearing the . tanks and barrels to prepare for 2018 releases. Find the bargains and stock up on your m favorite wines. , No tickets or reservations are required for this free event. Just show up at participating , wineries to taste great wines and enjoy special offers.

d s .

~ The Lakeside Ledger ~ Page 3

Bare the Barrels 2018


Cont. From Page 2

a srepresented by their Town and ,Village governments, was sproven effective in Bemus Bay in summer 2017 and in a larger portion of the lake in

(Chemistry) are Science Advisors to the Chautauqua Lake Partnership. Jim Wehrfritz is the Chautauqua Lake Partnership’s Vice President. Dr. Jim Cirbus is the Chautauqua Lake Partnership’s President and Mike Latone is the Partnership’s Treasurer.]

fall 2017 and continuing. And, with a realistic understanding of current nutrient reduction initiative time horizons, it’s clear that a full suite of nearand mid-term weed and algae management tools will be necessary. [Dr. Tom Erlandson (Biology) and Dr. Doug Neckers Join Us For

Cold temperatures blanketing much of the country may intimidate some but it is a new year’s blessing for ski areas that are using the Arctic blast to make large amounts of snow in a short period of time. January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and the snow sports industry has some tips for beginners that will help with lessons, dressing for winter weather, snow conditions and more. Details on all of these topics are available at www. Making it Affordable/Ways to Reduce Costs – January is a great time to learn how to ski or snowboard since many resorts across the U.S. offer special learning deals during the Month. States that have what are known as Passport Programs offer special discounts for elementary school children. In addition, resorts throughout the country offer discounted lift tickets through brokers

such as and Beginner Lessons Include Rentals – Take lessons from a pro. Nearly all ski/snowboard areas have beginner lessons or lesson packages that include rental equipment, the lesson and a lift ticket. There is no need to rent equipment before going to the ski area and today’s rental products are developed with beginners in mind. Some beginner programs are multitrial rather than just one lesson. Many of these offer a season pass deal upon completion of the program. Dress in Layers – Most of the necessary clothing is probably in your closet. Undergarments go closest to the skin. Turtlenecks or fleece tops are next with an additional vest for really cold temperatures. Outer garments are waterproof pants and insulated jacket. It’s crucial to wear a hat and either gloves or mittens. Colder Temperatures are Great for Snowmaking -32

degrees Fahrenheit is the freezing temperature for water to turn into snow crystals, but ideal snowmaking conditions occur at 28 degrees or lower. Recent temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 20s essentially guarantees that resorts can make snow abundantly. Snowmaking usually takes place at night when temperatures are even lower. Low humidity also is a factor for determining how much snow can be produced. Resorts typically make sure their learning areas have ample accumulations of snow for lessons and especially to provide conditions that are conducive for the first-time experience. Smart Tips for Driving in Winter Weather – Keep the gas tank at least half full to avoid water condensation. Don’t drive with cruise control if the roads are snowy. Most ski and snowboard areas are within a reasonable drive from the majority of the population and Find Resorts is an easy way to locate them. Ski/Snowboard Shops Provide Expert Advice and Have Long Term Lease Programs – Most ski/snowboard specialty shops have long term leasing programs for equipment a practice that is particularly helpful for families with children who can outgrow gear quickly. Specialty retail shows are in the best position to guide newcomers ready to make purchases since staffs are professionals who understand the products. End of season sales at retail shops or fall ski swaps provide many opportunities to get outfitted without breaking the bank. Find Gear is a simple to use search engine for locating professionally run shops.

Martini Club

Friday 5:00-7:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Martinis $6.50 (and up) with Complimentary Appetizers @ 6pm

Move closer to owning your dream home. #ERATeamVPMatchMakers

Choose a four course meal from our date night menu including 2 glasses of wine!


MYTEAMVP.COM | 716.413.0200

Parties made easy Ordering is even easier — just visit us at, or stop in and talk with one of our Catering team members at your Wegmans store.

945 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 483-9900 • Southern Tier Xpress Hockey : January 5th : Northwest Arena, Jamestown

Page 4 ~ The Lakeside Ledger ~ January 4 - 10, 2018


Cont. From Cover this number in 2018. This is spectacular to watch, as well as a warming feature of the day! Momentum is building as more vendors and sponsors are joining in the activities. Rachael Wiley-Steffen and Bryce Steffen from the Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap Room, are members of the WINTERFEST Committee. Jenna Head, Ryan Crandall and Mitch Splawski all devote endless hours in the planning and execution of the event. They emphasize that the event is open to all. In the past visitors have come from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Central NYS. Rachael says “we see this as a community event, not just for snowmobilers. It engages the community and provides families with entertaining outdoor activities”. Even with the Club House closed it seemed important to continue the tradition in Bemus Point. “We are hoping to do interior

tours the day of the Festival, looking towards an April 2018 opening” says Bryce. This event is a major fundraiser for the 5 snow mobile clubs of Chautauqua County with 100% of the money going directly to the clubs. In the prior 4 years just under $20,000 has been raised for the clubs. The participating clubs are: Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, Cherry Creek Sno-Goers, Ellery Sno Cruisers, Lake Effect Trailbreakers, and Sunset Drifters. Club members are welcome to help with the organizing of the event and participating with the planned activities. All grooming and maintenance of the almost 500 miles of trails in Chautauqua County is volunteer and provided by the individual clubs. There will be a huge Chinese Auction, 50/50 drawing, life size pong with a volleyball and garbage cans, Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department and Dewittville Fire Department Airboat and Hovercraft Demo, Hot Dogs/

Hamburgers, Kid Fun in the Snow (bring sleds for the big snow pile), and DXtoonzDigital extravaganzaKool Toonz Entertainment Services with Matt Terrill. There will be a “Take A Friend Snowmobiling Event” sponsored by the New York State Snowmobile Association and the Chautauqua County Snowmobile Clubs for all to enjoy. The vendor/dealer fee is $25 with registration at WinterFestCHQ@gmail. com Vendors will need to bring tents/pop-ups for displays. Parking is free for the event. Bring your family and friends to an eventful, funfilled winter day in Bemus Point, NY. Right off the trail, you can ride-in or drive-in. and have an afternoon of fun! Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap Room is located at 72 Main Street, Bemus Point NY, 14712. Facebook: WinterFest2018, email WinterFestCHQ@gmail. com or call (716) 969-4665.

Book Signing

Join us for A book signing! Saturday January 6, 10–12:30 at Lakewood Library. Cyndy Lindblad will be signing her new book: Living in the Vineyard Listening for the Voice of God

Published Every Thursday! AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm


PO Box 608, Bemus Point, NY 14712 • (716) 699-2058

The Lakeside Ledger is a free weekly publication serving Chautauqua County, compliments of our advertisers. The views expressed within the publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher or of the advertisers. The contents of The Ledger cannot be reproduced without written consent from the Publisher. This includes, but is not limited to, articles, photographs, artwork and ad design. Comments and story ideas may be submitted to: The Villager is a Zimmer Media Publication.

Publisher Jeanine Zimmer Carlson Writers As Noted in By-Lines Advertising Sales Doug Clark Kathleen McCarthy Layout / Design Jeanine Zimmer & Alex Obenauer Photographers Michelle Turner, Scott Mekus, Lee Stein, Phil Zimmer

Sundquist Cont. From Cover

new journey, by attending the University Of Buffalo School Of Law. Furthering his education in the field of law led to the opportunity to practice at a law firm in Jamestown, and the offer to contribute professionally in his childhood city felt nothing short of perfect. As a young professional who initially moved away from Jamestown for college, and focused exclusively on his education and professionalism, he shared with The Lakeside Ledger that when the opportunity arose to move and work back home, “it only seemed right to come back and serve the community that helped raise me.” His law practice focuses on workers compensation and estate planning and administration. While Sundquist enjoyed his time as a middle school teacher, returning to Chautauqua County and bringing with him all that he had learned

has allowed him to make a difference for those around him, by working directly with injured workers as well as grieving families, and helping them navigate the waters of their unique situations. Passionate about making an even bigger impact on the community he cares so deeply about, he is excited to be running for the US House of Representatives, New York 23rd Congressional District. There are many young professionals obtaining leadership roles in the area, and Sundquist is another testament to the quality of education and professional experience one can obtain in and around the area, while also showing the ability to strive for further success right here in town. When asked what about Jamestown he particularly appreciates, he explained, “Jamestown is an incredible place to live, work and raise a family. It is filled with many opportunities for young professionals, small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive. From the lakes and

Issues & Interests

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

Bemus Point Historical

Historical Society and Museum Guest Speaker Series to Kick Off The Bemus Point Historical Society and Museum Guest Speaker Series kicks off the new year by welcoming members Sarah Goebel and Don Traynor on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 7:00pm. Grandchildren of Leon J. Traynor, the duo will discuss the late 1920s beginnings of Traynor’s Tourist Camp

and the next half century of operation to follow. Big muskie, fabulous french fries, live music after games and that infamous spoon, Traynor’s was a Bemus Point tradition for generations and is etched in the memories of locals and vacationers alike. Come prepared to share your memories and recollections

Don’t miss out on a single issue! We’ll keep you in touch with all the news in and around Chautauqua!

SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM COST: $50.00 6 months, $85.00 1 year

$60.00 6 months, $95.00 1 year

If delivered inside the continental U.S.

If delivered to Canada ~ U.S. funds only


Name: _________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________________________________ E-mail (optional): _______________________________________________

Mail this form, along with payment to: THE VILLAGER PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731

★ ★ Sudoku Challenge ★ ★ This Week’s Difficulty Level:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

6 7 1

1 7 8 2 4 4

5 7 4 3 1 3 6

8 7 2 3 4

2 9

2 6 4 7 1 6 8

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

Last Week’s Puzzle:

7 3 1 8 4 5 2 9 6

9 4 6 2 1 7 5 3 8

5 2 8 3 9 6 7 1 4

3 8 9 7 6 1 4 5 2

1 5 7 4 3 2 6 8 9

2 6 4 5 8 9 1 7 3

8 9 2 1 7 4 3 6 5

4 1 3 6 5 8 9 2 7

6 7 5 9 2 3 8 4 1

that comprise the history of this establishment. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 7:00pm at The Bemus Point Historical Society Museum on Alburtus Avenue in Bemus Point. For more information like the Bemus Point Historical Society on Facebook or call 386-5233.


Please complete the following: Address:

parks to the breweries and unique restaurants, this area is filled with many places to visit and things to see and do. I am excited to see new developments to attract more young professionals to the area, such as the creation of bike lanes, green space improvement, and new tech companies. I am always amazed at the endless opportunities for volunteering and the many organizations that help serve the people in our community.” Sundquist is a successful professional who knows the area from end to end, both from a child’s perspective through his experience of being raised in Jamestown, and now from a community development, activism and professional perspective. He encourages more people to discover the opportunities in Chautauqua County, both for professional success and for what one can give back to the community. In his down time, he enjoys socializing with new community members, volunteering and walking his dog in the Jamestown Parks.

Bed Rails • Bull Bars • Side Steps • Grill Guards • Roll Up Tonneau Coversrails Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers

Snow Plows Available For All Makes & Model Trucks Different Styles & Sizes •••• Also for UTV’s

Gift Certificates Now Available!



Sleigh Rides at Chautauqua : January 6th : Chautauqua Bookstore; Chautauqua Institution

January 4 - 10, 2018


Cont. From Cover supports educational initiatives, including college scholarships, in the area. While still relatively new to the library, the Makerspace is enjoyed especially by young adults, although the programs and activities available are beneficial for all age groups, helping to foster projects and community involvement. Makerspace is a national concept, found all over the country with different content focal areas. The Short Film Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to explore a popular form of creative expression. Making a short film, be it an endeavor in animation, or a live-action piece telling a story, allows for a small-scale foray into the world of filmmaking. The Prendergast Short Film Festival will occur shortly


Cont. From Cover

after the Academy Awards will reveal their list of Oscar nominated short films for 2018, which have enjoyed ever-increasing interest and success over the past several years. Many local theaters now present an annual showing of collections of the Oscar digital, animated, or live-action ‘shorts’ due to wide audience interest. With major short film festivals hosted across the globe, this artistic means of communication and creativity challenges both aspiring and established filmmakers to entertain and express ideas and narratives in a small amount of time. The medium also allows audiences wider exposure to a wide array of styles and ideas in a condensed time frame, allowing for debate and discussion, which may be more difficult when comparing full-length films. Keeping in the spirit of a typical film festival, the event at the Prendergast

will include a screening showcasing all of the top selected works, in the Community Room of the library on February 9, 2018 at 3:30pm. The filmmakers and others involved in the festival will be recognized at the event. A group of panelists will choose four top films among the submissions to share with the community at the festival. The first prize winner will earn “The Prendy Award” along with a $25 gift card, while the three runners-up will receive a “Prendy Jr. Award” in addition to a voucher for the library’s ongoing book sale. If you would like to get involved, there’s still time to tap into your creative spirit and participate. Submissions must be received by January 31 at 5pm, and must be appropriate for all ages of viewers. Participants may submit web links to their films to prendergastmakerspace@ or contact the reference desk for more information.

or family member? Did you just get something because it was too late to order what you really think they wanted? Well a lot of your efforts may have been in vain. Recent studies show that about 54% of gifts are returned and exchanged each year. The most returned gift (surprisingly) is boxed candy and chocolates. Next on the list is women’s clothing, then men’s clothing, mostly dress shirts and athletic apparel. So if you want a present that is most likely to not be returned or exchanged, try one of these: watches, fine jewelry and high end anti-aging skin care for women. Gifts for men that

are least likely to be returned or exchanged are neckties, wallets and (surprise) antiaging or any men’s skincare. Statistics show men return more gifts than women. If finances do not allow for the fine jewelry or watches, try something homemade such as cookies, pictures of children or grandchildren in frames, coupons for things such as free babysitting, house cleaning, cooking dinner, and lawn maintenance. These are all things that are greatly appreciated and cannot be returned. Gift cards are also a great idea. You can purchase them for just about anything. Now you know …

before Christmas. Then comes National return day that takes place after New Year’s Day usually the 3rd of January. According to UPS, shoppers will return 1.3 million packages. This number does not include packages shipped by FedEx, USPS and returns at the brick and mortar. So how ymuch time and money did eyou spend the last two weeks ebefore Christmas running taround, stressing out buying lthat perfect gift for a friend s . e l l Story time for Preschoolers at The Lakewood Library; Fridays
• 10 to 10:45!

Story Time

Don’t hide your legs!


Cont. From Cover the soul of each creature shows through. Sue says, “overpopulation is the huge issue. By not spaying and neutering, the population of animals is out of control. In 3 years, and as early as 4 months old, one unspayed female and one unneutered male can produce 512 dogs and 382 cats”. Spay and neuter can also reduce spraying and marking, roaming, reduce aggression, lower risk of cancer and increase lifespan by 3-5 years. (DVM Multimedia). The mission statement of A New Leash on Life is: We operate a network of foster homes to rehabilitate animals in finding their forever home. We operate through the donations of private individuals and businesses who support our mission. At any given time there may be up to 50 dogs and 30 cats in the care of NLOL. Each animal that comes to NLOL is fully vetted, including worming, flea treatment, grooming, dental and spay/neuter before being placed in a home. Some animals become “sanctuary status”, meaning they are not suitable for placement due to trauma or other emotional or medical issues. These animals reside in suitable foster homes and are cared for by experienced handlers. NLOL finds some pet owners are careless and not committed to the lifetime care or expense that is

~ The Lakeside Ledger ~ Page 5

required. Holidays bring puppies, kittens, rabbits or chickens that may be given up within 6 months. At times people just open the door and abandon these pets, leaving them to forage on their own, exposed to the elements and predators. “Education on pet care is essential before adopting, spay/neuter should be required” says Heather. NLOL emphasizes to all their adoptees that if it isn’t working out in the home, just bring them back, don’t abandon. Pit bulls are the #1 euthanized dog and the Chihuahua is #2. Both these breeds can have quirks that make them a poor choice around small children. Shelters tend to see many of these breeds and often have difficulty having them successfully adopted. Over the years Sue has fostered and placed rabbits, birds, chickens, reptiles, a peacock, pot belly pigs, mice and rats. A vulture that was unable to fly was in her care for 5 years after being found near garbage. He was named Stinky and became best friends with a resident pigeon. She did startle a passerby on the road, as she collected road kill for the vulture! NLOL tries to keep bonded animals together upon adoption, as it is best for their emotional health. Often there may be 1 or 2 animals of an elderly person entering a care facility that are best kept together. They are always willing to wait until the best placement is found. The everyday care, feeding, cleaning, and exercise keep the foster families busy everyday, 7

days a week. They welcome donations of food, cleaning supplies, litter, toys, and blankets for the animals. Monetary donations (tax deductible) are always welcome. An ongoing supporter of New Leash on Life is Hollyloft Ski & Bike in Jamestown. By accepting used bikes as donations, they are able to sell the bikes and donate the money to NLOL. The agency also holds fundraisers throughout the year. In December they held a Santapaws potluck dinner and bake sale to raise funds. The Facebook page tells the story in a playful yet honest way. Heather, a professional photographer, has a way of showing the lighter side of the animals and their care. By using social media to their advantage, in 5 years they have increased their followers on Facebook from 400 to over 4,000. They shelter and care for 150-200 animals a year. Sue says, “please adopt, don’t shop”. The Chautauqua County Humane Society offers a low Cost Spay/Neuter clinic for owners of cats and dogs. The cost for this service is $35 for cats and $50 for dogs. On occasion they have funding that can be used to help offset some or all of the cost. Call (716) 665-2209 ext. 205. To support New Leash on Life, visit Facebook or call (716) 499-0248 Check out their website: www and email newleashrescue@ Tax Deductible Donations can be sent to: NLOL, 12 Lucy Lane, Celoron, NY 14701.

Don’t Forget To Find Us On Facebook! My name is Neal and I need your help!

Do you have varicose veins? Book Consultation & Procedure by January 31st and receive *FREE Sclerotherapy Treatment for Spider Veins!

*$350 Value for FREE Please mention this ad when you book your appointment

Do you experience discomfort, leg pain or swelling?


Of Ellicottville

Neal Higley needs a kidney. He had a stroke Dec. 31, 2012. A technition shut Neal`s kidneys down when he forced his blood pressure down. Neal goes to dialysis 3 days a week. Because of a bleeding concern he receives his dialysis in a port which goes directly into his heart. This can interfere with the heart in time. Neal is looking forward to return to work. He would also like to be able to hunt and �ish again. Neal has two black labs which he enjoys. Neal Higley lives in Bemus Point, NY/ He has Blood Type “A”. If you are interested in donating please contact or 716-633-7990 To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

TheRestaurant MainandLanding Catering

Joey is 23 years old and in need of a kidney tra transplant with a living donor would give him the be chance and the best possible results. Joey has work Amherst Highway Department since he graduated School, loves basketball (especially Kobe Bryant) and just recently adopted a second dog from the SPCA. H Don’t Forget Your his lifeTo forBook the fullest for 23 years. Joey’s family members Holiday some Party! We Cater!! have been ruled out as donors help again. Joey is blood type “O” If you are interested in donating please contact or 716-633-7990

Waterfront Dining Open Year Round

Open: Wednesday - Friday 4pm-9pm • Saturday 11am-9pm • Sunday 9am-2pm

142 Boulevard Avenue, Celoron, NY • Holiday Harbor Marina 716-720-5588 •



FREE Vein Screening by Appointment 4 Convenient Locations:

6120 Route 219 S., Ellicottville NY • 716-699-1210 535 Main Street, Olean NY • 716-375-7361 116 Interstate Parkway, Ste. 31, Bradford PA • 814-368-2060 69 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood NY • 716-763-0311

e t a r b e we cel


! e s e che


3943 Route 394 | 716.789.5757 | facebook/reveriecreamery



Grapes and Hops Festival : January 6th : Northwest Arena, Jamestown


Around the Lake Christmas Tree Dump 4-H Green Tie Affair from

6th Annual Green Tie Affair on February 25

The Christmas Tree Dump is Back!

Each year at WinterFest we reserve a location for Christmas Trees and then “Light Them Up” at WinterFest 2018! Be sure to drop yours off at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House when you take ‘er down! Check out the time-lapse video from previous years!! Please help us spread the word!! https://www.facebook. com/rachael.wileysteffen/videos/o.113835 9196194818/10208928769041974/?type=2 &theater

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Evergreen Outfitters on Overland Trail Saturday, January 13th at 9am 4-Hers prepare for the 2018 Green Tie Affair. Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00pm at the Chautauqua Suites to support a great cause: great kids!

By Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce additions to the 6th Annual Green Tie Affair on February 25, 2018 at the Chautauqua Suites. The event boasts a large basket raffle and entertaining pie auction. This year’s event will feature a bake sale with items baked by 4-Hers, 4-H alum, and friends of 4-H. A silent cake auction will also take place featuring ten cakes baked and decorated by 4-Hers

using skills they’ve learned in the project. Tickets are now available from any 4-H member or at the 4-H office for $20. Ticket price increases to $25 after February 2nd. Guests receive entry to the event and a delicious meal prepared by the staff at the Chautauqua Suites with the purchase of a ticket. Table sponsorships are also available for $200. Sponsors receive eight dinner tickets, eight tickets to the basket raffle, custom centerpiece sign, advertisement on the placemat, thank you banner, and in press about the event. Last year nearly 700 members of the community

came out in support of 4-H. Chautauqua County 4-H connects nearly 1,000 youth each year to handson learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. 4-H would like to thank the community for their support! The Green Tie Affair is essential for the continuation of 4-H programming in Chautauqua County in 2018. For sponsor and ticket information please contact the 4-H Office at 716-6649502 x214 or visit the office located at 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown from 8:00am4:30pm Monday - Friday.

Harry Potter Club

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

Experience the Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail in winter. Snowshoes or hiking boots will be required--our fickle weather will dictate our equipment and shape our experience. The tempo of the outing will be influenced by trail conditions and participants. Cost will be $15 to rent snowshoes or $5.00 if you have your own gear. Please call 716-763-2266 to confirm time, location and reserve your spot. Remember to dress for the weather. Layers are highly recommended!

Yoga and A Movie

Yoga and a Movie at the Fredonia Opera House January 13 at 5:45

On January 13th, 5:45 – 7:45pm at the Fredonia Opera House. This gentle yoga class is $10 and begins at 5:45pm on the stage, the movie starts at 7:30pm. Anyone who takes the yoga class gets a voucher to attend that night’s movie right afterward for $5. So if you like to sit around in yoga clothes and watch movies on Saturday nights, and who doesn’t? Here’s your chance to do just that, and help raise money for the Opera House too.

The Best Handcrafted Burgers are Right in the Heart of Lakewood. Featuring 14 Craft Beers on Tap.

Now Serving Lunch!

60 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood NY • (716) 763-0051 Dining Room Hours: Monday - Wednesday • 5pm-10pm, Thursday • 11am - 10pm & Friday - Saturday • 11am - 11pm Bar Hours: Monday - Wednesday • 5pm-11pm, Thursday • 11am - 11pm & Friday - Saturday • 11am - 12am

Full Service Salon For Men, Women & Children Specializing in Color Correcting ❀ Cuts ❀ Foil/Highlights ❀ Facials ❀ Waxing Reflexology ❀ Foot Therapy ❀ Facial Therapy ❀ Total Body Massage by Expert Therapists ❀ Massage Therapist Everyday ❀ Licensed Chiropractor ❀ All Nail Services ❀ Pedicures ❀ Spray Tanning ❀ Hair Products ❀ Gifts ❀ Jewelry


Full Day Spa & Services Available Monday - Saturday 9Am - 5PM (Most Days)

Chautauqua Institution, Colonnade Building


To all of our listeners, advertisers, promotional partners and friends across the 900 square miles we broadcast to......

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF LOCAL RADIO IN 2017! Noel Blackhall ❆ Rick Brodowski ❆ Josette Cromey ❆ Terry Frank ❆ Sammie Green ❆ Andrew Hill ❆ Lee John ❆ Gary McIntyre ❆ Shane Marucci ❆ Aaron Mee ❆ Matt Mueller ❆ Brian Papalia ❆ Ron Smith ❆ Chris Sprague ❆ Chuck Telford ❆ Dan Warren ❆ Matt Warren ❆ Dennis Webster ❆ Noelle Wiles ❆ Shelley Whittaker ❆ Jim Yezzi

Live and • (716) 487-1157 Polar Bear Swim for Charity : January 7th : Fireman’s Club, Silver Creek

The ledger january 4 10, 2018 volume 2 issue 1  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.

The ledger january 4 10, 2018 volume 2 issue 1  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.