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Volume 2 ~ Issue 11

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Landscape of Emotion


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

Along the Art Trail:

Susan Forrester-Mackay Inspired by Emotion

It Sold for What?!

The Only True Way to Determine the Value Is by Selling It

FERDINAND: MOVIES AT THE REG Friday, March 16 • 7 – 8:38pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown LOVING BIRDS, BATS, AND POLLINATORS Friday, March 16 • 7 – 9pm Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown “39 STEPS” Friday, March 16 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, March 17 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Sunday, March 18 • 2 – 4pm 18 E 2nd St., Jamestown

Three oil paintings by Brazilian Artist Antonio Bandeira (1922-1967) were bought off the wall from the starving artist in Paris France in 1957 for $1,000 for all three. They sold at auction for over $500,000.

23RD ANNUAL MAPLE WEEKEND Saturday, March 17 • 10am – 4pm Sunday, March 18 • 10am – 4pm Chautauqua County Maple Producers 3RD SATURDAY CO-SPONSORED HIKES Saturday, March 17 • 10am – 12pm Various Locations FREDONIA WINTER FARMERS MARKET Saturday, March 17 • 10am – 1pm Masonic Forest Lodge, Fredonia MAPLE WEEKEND - FRENCH CREPES IN THE WINERY Saturday, March 17 • 1 – 4pm Sunday, March 18 • 1 – 4pm Johnson Estate Winery, Westfield FERDINAND - SENSORY FRIENDLY: MOVIES AT THE REG Saturday, March 17 • 2 – 3:38pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” Saturday, March 17 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Tuesday, March 20 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia

By Elizabeth S. Flower

Hear No Evil , Oil 11” x 14”, Susan Forrester-Mackay. This painting won an award at the Cattaragus Art Council Biennial Event.

By Lori Humphreys

“I am very interested in social issues. People, their struggles and Art Trail artist Susan Forrester- emotions fascinate me”, she said in Mackay’s art is inspired by the a recent telephone interview. landscape of emotion in the face and form of human beings. See “ARTIST” Page 4

CASA Fundraising Event

“Come to the Table” Supports Advocates for Children

One of the best things about being an Auctioneer of Fine Art and Antiques is the great people that you meet. Our business revolves around going into peoples’ homes and looking at their treasured possessions and collections in hopes that they have something that meets the criteria for selling in an international Auction. I am constantly asked, “What’s

it worth?” The only true way to determine the value of art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles, cars, etc. is by selling them. Gone are the good old days of collecting as we knew them. Baby Boomers with homes full are looking to down size and burdened with their parents “treasures” and the kids don’t want “Antiques”. See “AUCTION” Page 4

Pet Peace of Mind Program

CHQ. Hospice Helps Keeps Pets and People Together

AN ARTISAN COUNTRY BREAKFAST Sunday, March 18 • 9am – 12pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown ELOISE AND CO. Monday, March 19 • 12pm JCC, Jamestown OPEN MIC WITH TERISA SIAGATONU Monday, March 19 • 6pm JCC, Jamestown

By Kathleen McCarthy

ALL ABOUT “U” SERIES RESOLVING PAIN & IMPROVING FUNCTION - PART II Monday, March 19 • 7 – 8:30pm JCC, Jamestown SPRING EQUINOX HAPPY HOUR HIKE Tuesday, March 20 • 3 – 4pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown Weekly Events Visit

By Kathleen McCarthy CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children suffered at home doesn’t continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue... Did You Know:

Coca-Cola ... Page 2

Soda Started as a Medicine, Only Sold in Pharmacies

In 1886 a pharmacist named John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, the largest soft drink brand still around today. Believe it or not for the first 17 years of Coca-Cola history, one of its main ingredients was cocaine. Yes a highly addictive drug. Before sodas became a mass marketed refreshment, most of the sodas started out as medicines meant to cure certain ailments such as indigestion, impotence, headaches, and various psychological disorders.

Penny Coin Show... Page 3

Buying, Selling and Appraising at Celoron Legion March 25 More than two dozen dealers from WNY and northwest Pennsylvania will be buying, selling, and offering free appraisals of U.S., ancient, and foreign coins. Coin supplies will be available for purchase.

system. By giving children a voice through their advocate, the goal of CASA is “to ensure that each of these children is placed in a safe, permanent home.” According to the National CASA Association, advocates work directly with the stakeholders on each case to ensure that a child’s best interests are not being overlooked. In 2002, Family Court Judge, See “CASA” Page 4

The unconditional love pets provide to their owners is priceless medicine for both patients and families living with a terminal illness. That’s why Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care (CHPC) jumped at the chance to become one of the first hospice providers in New York State to join the Pet Peace of Mind project of the Banfield Charitable Trust. For many in hospice care, their physical condition leads to a decrease in social opportunities and diminished ability to do daily

Building Business Relationships CLN Member Spotlight:

Donna Flinchbaugh

Harry Barton, Membership chair of the Rotary Club of Westfield/Mayville pins newly installed member, Donna Flinchbaugh.

By Anna Hagley

Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN) board member and Manager of the Lakewood and Mayville branches of Northwest Bank, Donna Flinchbaugh, has been involved with the network since 2004, and her testimony to the positive ripple effect of the program over the past 14 years speaks volumes. She heard about CLN via a couple of individuals she met through other adventures, including Pamela Noll, Denise Burbey and the late Stephanie Bellian. After hearing of their experiences with CLN and heeding to See “CLN” Page 5

chores. Pet Peace of Mind ensures that a patient’s pet is able to stay in the home and play a critical role during the end of life journey of the family. Program Coordinator Roberta Thompson said, “Pets are important and loving companions to many of our patients. There is a unique bond between our patients and their pets and we recognize the issues they may face in their homes with everyday pet care.” Keeping their pets in the home is important to maintaining a high quality of life, See “PET” Page 5

Independent Grocery Stores Food Trends IV:

Focus On Popular Items

Visitors to Bemus Point in the summer find the Perry’s Ice Cream service window at the Bemus Point Market adds to the “small town experience” of the village.

By Sharon Witchey

Convenient, yet not convenience stores, Bemus Point Market and Lighthouse Point Grocery are locally owned businesses. They are places that have adapted to the change in how we purchase groceries by offering items that people want to buy. In addition, the owners are concerned with pleasing each and every customer because, in general, the owners or other family members are the people with whom the customer interacts. There are challenges to owning a small grocery See “GROCERY” Page 5

Ferdinand: Movies at The Reg : March 16th : Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

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Publisher’s Word

Did You Know:

Don’t Put Away The Skis Just Yet!

snow for the show and more shows are yet to come! East Coast Snocross wraps up its schedule at Peek ‘n Peak ski resort next weekend, March 24 & 25. The facility and great snow conditions at Peek ‘N Peak make it an ideal place for the snowmobile extravaganza season finale. This weekend and next are also the Maple Weekends with the abundance of the white fluffy stuff. Make sure you are dressed for the elements for your tour by foot or by horse drawn We keep getting more wagon. If you would rather

think about Spring in the comfort of the indoors, the Northwest Arena has just the thing for you! Next Saturday March 24, the ice arena will be hosting it’s Grow Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show. It’s an event filled with educational lectures and workshops, vendors, raffles, kid’s activities, and more! There is always something for everyone. Go out enjoy and explore, while you’re at it, take some photos and send them to us: info@

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CHQ. Lake Partnership Event

Monthly Meet and Greet Thursday, March 22 at Lakewood Rod & Gun

The Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) will be hosting their second monthly “meet and greet” event on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club located at 433 East Terrace Avenue in Lakewood. The event will provide community members with an opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation with CLP Board members about various issues surrounding Chautauqua

Lake. CLP is actively involved in eight projects including: community outreach, Bemus Bay remediation, weed cutting mitigation, shoreline cleanup and herbicide treatments of selected areas. At the conclusion of the event, an informal educational session will be held for community members to pose questions or comments. The Chautauqua Lake Partnership is a non-profit

organization committed to making long overdue water quality improvements and increasing enjoyment of Chautauqua Lake and shores. CLP is focused on bringing new solutions to both in lake and watershed issues. To learn more about CLP, visit or find them on Facebook book at: “Chautauqua Lake Partnership, Inc.” to receive updates on the upcoming meet and greet event.

Issues & Interests


Soda Started as a Medicine, Only Sold in Pharmacies

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know….? Are you really thirsty or is it just an addiction? What do you want to drink?  Some say that it all started in about 1676 with water that was sweetened with lemon and honey. In 1767 an Englishman Joseph Priestley first discovered the procedure of carbonating water with carbon dioxide. In 1783 J.J. Schweppes created a high grade carbonated mineral water. He founded Schweppes Company in Geneva. In 1819 the first “soda fountain” machine was patented by Samuel Fahnestock. In 1835 bottled soda water started to be sold in the U.S. In 1851 ginger ale was created in Ireland. These are just a few facts on the history of “soda pop”.  In 1886 a pharmacist named John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, the largest soft drink brand still around today. Believe it or not for the first 17 years of CocaCola history, one of its main ingredients was cocaine. Yes a highly addictive drug. Before sodas became a mass marketed refreshment, most of the sodas started out as medicines meant to cure certain ailments such as indigestion, impotence,

headaches, and various psychological disorders. In the beginning, sodas were only sold in pharmacies and drug stores. Soda was intended to be a health benefit.   So do you look past the water to get to the soda pop? Well you are not the only one. Studies show fifty-two percent of Americans drink the sweet carbonated beverage. In fact Americans drink about 44.7 gallons of it every year. That is equal to about 487 cans or ninety-seven 2 liter bottles/ person per year. The full flavor beverage is especially popular with young adults between the ages of 18-34. It should not come as a surprise to you, soda pop is the largest source of sugar in the diet of children and adolescents. Americans drink about 20 pounds of sugar a year just in soda. A lot of people grew up drinking soda pop. It is an addiction for some and just a bad habit for others. Who can blame us? This sweet sugary caffeine filled soda is tempting. Surprisingly studies show people who did not finish high school or have little or no college education drink more soda pop. Also according to studies soda pop is also income based. The lower the income the more soda is consumed. Regardless of

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your education or income3 level, soda pop is notA healthy for you to consumeK on a regular basis. In factA you should not drink it at all.A Soda pop has been linked to several medical issues suchf as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Soda pop sales have been on the decline for about the last 10 years, however the industry still generates over 5 billion dollars in sales each year. However it is up to you and 52% of other Americans to make the decision to “Drop the Pop” If you would like more information on soda pop go to www. Now you know…. 

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Penny Coin Show

Buying, Selling and Appraising at Celoron American Legion March 25 Bracken Room at the Corry Hi-Ed Building, 221 N. Center Street. New members are always welcome. Except for December, the Jamestown Coin Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Erie 2 BOCES Center on Route 394 in Ashville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meetings begin at 7 p.m. These monthly get-togethers include door prizes and raffles and are highlighted by an auction of coins submitted by members. Annual membership is $10. Guests are welcome to participate at no charge. March, August, and November meetings are junior guest nights. In September the Jamestown Coin Club presents its Fall Coin Show, also at the Celoron Legion. For more information, call (716) 6652607.

Have you ever wondered and northwest Pennsylvania if there is any value in that will be buying, selling, and yjar of old coins you’ve been offering free appraisals of U.S., ancient, and foreign nsaving? a You could find out at the coins. Coin supplies will be lPenny Coin Show on Sunday, available for purchase. March 25, 2018. In addition to raffle prizes, The show runs from 10am- door prizes will be given e3:30pm at the Celoron away hourly. tAmerican Legion – Herman The free event is presented eKent Post 777 on Jackson jointly by the Jamestown and tAvenue, just off Fairmount Corry Coin Clubs. Avenue in West Ellicott. The Corry Coin Club o More than two dozen dealers meets the third Tuesday of hfrom western New York each month at 7 p.m. in the t a e 0 y n Venue 31 Hosts Family Friendly Party after the St. Patrick’s Day Event

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Supporting Youth Symphony Sunday Fund Day Open Skate at Northwest Arena March 25th

When you enjoy the Sunday afternoon open skate at the Northwest Arena on March 25, several good things will happen. Not only will you have a fun experience on the ice and improve your own well-being, you will also benefit a local youth-serving organization. A portion of your $6 skate fee for the 1:30-4:30 session will support the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). Skate rental is $2. As part of this Sunday Fund Day, music students and others will perform in the Arena lobby as well as offer a bake


Following teacher recommendations and auditions in January, CRYS students began rehearsing under Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode. An intensive workshop with sectional coaches will also prepare them for their Spring Gala Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 6, 2018, 4 p.m. at Chautauqua Institution’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. Enrichment trips to hear high quality orchestral performances in the area are part of these young musicians’ experience.

CRYS students pay tuition, with a full third of current students receiving tuition assistance. While parents, board members and students all participate in fund raising, support by individuals and local organizations and businesses is significant. Essential funding is provided by local foundations. The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony shows appreciation for its contributors by recognition on its website and in printed concert programs. Taxdeductible contributions to the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony can be mailed to P.O. Box 3454, Jamestown, NY 14702, or made online at the Our Supporters/To Donate page at CRYouthSymphony. com. To learn more about CRYS and its programs for young musicians, call (716) 664-2465, ext. 202, email chautauquarys@gmail. com, or visit the website at or the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony’s Facebook page.

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It is perhaps not surprising that it is people who inspire Forrester- Mackay’s painting. It might be suggested that her art is a translation and illustration of the social science, Sociology. Though she graduated from SUNY – Fredonia with a degree in Art, she returned to the University of Arizona to become a social worker, after moving to Arizona. Forrester-Mackay served for 20 years as a social worker in the Department of Child Protective Services. She never abandoned her art using it to create posters for the AZ CPS. Additionally she said that she taught workshops in the “Colonias” (ghettos) in La Paz, Mexico. Forrester -Mackay said that her career in the social services is echoed in her art. The “Blue Grandma” painting of a woman leaning over to listen to a child which is featured on her website ( captures the feminine concern for a child, whether a parent or not. She picked up the paint brushes again seriously in 1994 when she, her husband Scott and son Jeremy returned to her home town, purchasing and restoring a home and building a back- yard art studio. Forrester – Mackay became friends with fellow


Cont. From Cover the Honorable Judith S. Claire attended a judicial conference where she heard about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She returned home and reached out to a number of human service agencies to get a CASA program in Chautauqua County. In October 2002, a meeting was organized to start the

Fredonia artist Tom Annear and they joined forces to establish the North Shore Arts Alliance. Art Trail artists are Alliance members and their individual websites can also be accessed on the North Shore Alliance web site. Fredonia also became a focus of Forrester-Mackay’s formidable energy serving as Village Trustee from 20032015. One of her achievements was the establishment of the Festival Fredonia, which she chaired from 1998-2011. She is influenced by the artists Scott Lipkink, Mary Wythe and Daniel Green, attending workshops with both Wythe and Green. Her art is always evolving and she said that she is working on loosening her technique, perhaps injecting a bit more abstraction. Though she does not paint everyday, ForresterMackay said that she sketches everyday and does something related to her art, even if it’s only cleaning brushes. She uses water mixable oils made with vegetable oil which has no smell, is easy to clean up, is as creamy as butter and creates the same feeling as oil and acrylic. “I do work in spurts and am motivated by deadlines.” Her advice to young artists: Try to paint every day and know the rules before you break them. “Loosen up as often as you can, have fun with it.”

Forrester-Mackay’s paintings can be found at the Art Loft, Mayville; Two Lakes Gallery, Mayville; Sensory Wine and Art Gallery, Ripley; and all year round at Rocco’s Restaurant, Orchard St. Fredonia. She has exhibited at the Octogan Gallery, Patterson Library, Westfield and is featured at Arts OK Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico. She said that her paintings reside in private homes, galleries and museums in 10 different states and she has had 8 solo shows. ForresterMackay will be teaching a portrait painting workshop at the Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library in April. On Memorial Day Weekend, 2018, the North Shore Arts Alliance will organize and sponsor the 10th annual Chautauqua – Lake Erie Art Trail. From Mayville to Forestville, including Dunkirk and Fredonia, “ Art Trail” flags will fly in front of the studios and galleries of a group of Chautauqua County artists welcoming visitors. This artistic open-house introduces or re-introduces visitors to the many County artists whose art enriches our lives, culturally and economically. This article introduces artist Susan Forrester-Mackay, 73 Eagle St., Fredonia, NY 14063. Phone 716-872-6758. the picture won an award at the Cattaragus Art Council Biennial Event.

movement to establish the program. On January 17, 2003, the mission was finalized as stating: CASA of Chautauqua County, an independent not-for-profit organization, trains and supports approved volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected youth in the courts as an effort to find them safe permanent homes. CASA of Chautauqua County became an independent 501(c) (3) organization. The first class of

CASA volunteers was trained in November and December of 2003 and was sworn in on February 2, 2004. CASA is holding their 10th Anniversary Celebration of the fundraiser COME to the TABLE event at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center on May 10, 2018. The proceeds from this event go directly to helping these children in need and will See “CASA” Page 6


Cont. From Cover This is what we all hear in my business everyday. Art and Antiques, much like fashion, go in and out of style. So, what’s hot and what’s not? How do we know? Fortunately, the world of Art and Antiques is more global than ever with an audience all over the world. Global access to international Auction sites brings customers to thousands of Auctions every day from all around the world. What used to be rare in Chautauqua County can be found by a few clicks on your computer keyboard. Plus, eBay and the like have made the world a very small place. But there is still that rare find. That item that causes us to question and intensify our hunt, the insatiable drive to complete the puzzle. The piece we haven’t seen before; rare or rarely seen. All the while remembering that we are representing the people who had it hang on their wall for years, or wore it around their neck, or threw their extra coins into it, or used it as a doorstop. These are the puzzles and quests we are faced with when a client asks us to sell their treasures at Auction. We are hopeful that after many exhausting hours of research and marketing we can pull the rabbit from the hat and have a treasure that someone else wants to buy. One such story was when a client came to Burchard Galleries Auction House in St. Petersburg, Florida with her most treasured possessions: three oil paintings that her parents bought off the wall from a starving artist in Paris France in 1957. They had paid $1000 for all three paintings. These paintings were

the last things of value this woman owned. She was struggling to make ends meet and mentioned she did not have enough money for her medication. Nevertheless, she would not take less than $5000 for all three paintings. It was agreed the Auction gallery would research them and see if her reserve of $5000 could be met. Did I mention the paintings looked a bit like spin art and were very abstract? It was a work by Brazilian Artist Antonio Bandeira (1922-1967). It was found that Sotheby’s had sold one of his paintings in the past for $20,000. Eureka! We felt the paintings had merit for the International Auction World and we would be able to market them! Receiving the merchandise is just the beginning. There is the research, photography, cleaning if needed and the most important, the marketing. After the research and marketing was done and weeks of work under our belt it was time to offer the 3 Bandeira paintings at Auction as well as 550 other lots of Art, Jewelry, Furniture, Silver, Glass, Antique Carpets & Sculpture. Preview day arrived and I was working in the gallery when a very well-dressed man approached me and asked if he could purchase one of the paintings that day, the day before the Auction. I excused myself shaking and met with the owner of the Auction House to discuss this. We had never sold anything prior to an Auction before but the man had offered me $150,000 for ONE of the paintings! We decided to decline his offer and sell the three paintings the next day at Auction as planned and promised. A real crap shoot, I thought. It was a gamble and we were very nervous.

Remember, we had only found one painting from this artists that had ever sold at Auction and for $20,000. What if this man and his offer did not come back? What if he was the only person interested in bidding? It takes two people wanting to purchase the same thing to make an Auction. A lot of “what ifs “and crossed fingers till Auction day. The next day when the Auction arrived, we opened to a standing room only crowd. It was loud and exciting. The melodic chant of the Auctioneer that keeps our attention for hours at a time was going strong. Finally, we sold our way to lots 175,176,177: The Bandeira paintings. I was so nervous. The bidding was hot and heavy. Yes, HE came back to bid plus there were now phone bidders, and online bidders and that man in the audience, our man from the day before; an Auctioneers dream come true! The bidding was energetic and exciting! After it all settled the three paintings sold for over $500,000! Yes, the dapper, well-dressed man was the successful bidder for all three. We were so happy to see this dear woman’s treasured paintings give her some financial freedom. And the stories go on and on. Do you have a treasure or a collection that might be worth selling at Auction? If so please submit your piece or collection photo and email to We will select two pieces a month and discuss their values in this column. Here’s to more great Auction results! The ultimate way to recycle! Elizabeth S. Flower Licensed Professional Auctioneer of Fine Art , Real Estate & Charity Benefits




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Cont. From Cover as well as to help plan for the future of their pet and to keep the pet healthy. The specially trained volunteers are the helping hands to care for the pet, so that the patient and family need only to enjoy the pet. The volunteers help with walking dogs, cleaning litter boxes, transporting pets to veterinary appointments and feeding of pets. The agency also provides adoption assistance by finding a “forever home” if the family is not able to keep the pet after the patient’s death. “We all know an elderly neighbor or friend whose pet


Cont. From Cover their encouragement to seek the support of her employer to attend, she applied and was accept to the class of 2004. Flinchbaugh’s experience was just as successful as those who’d recommended it to her, and perhaps the most noteworthy outcome was the opportunity for her to develop a network of friends and colleagues that has been significant in helping her find information, find employees and even to find a new position that helped her to grow and develop leadership skills. After such a life changing experience, she began her board service in 2006 as a member and chair of the recruitment committee and went on to serve as president of the board in 2008. When discussing the year long program with The Lakeside Ledger, Flinchbaugh explained that CLN provided her with the opportunity to deepen relationships, develop

is their reason for getting out of bed each day,” said Andrew Dickson, Vice President for Community Engagement and Planning at CHPC. “We need to keep that bond in place.” Many patients don’t have family connections and may feel isolated but are still able to remain in their homes. With the added support of a ‘Pet Peace of Mind’ volunteer, they will be assured that the needs of their pet will be taken care of. In 2012 the Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, a non-profit organization applied to the Banfield Charitable Trust for original funding for a Pet Peace of Mind program. This original funding was used as ‘seed money’ to begin the program. With further

funding from Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation as well as agency fundraising, the program is having an important impact on psychological and physiological health of the patients. The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call (716) 338-0033.

resources and build skills in the leadership arena. It fostered an environment rich in mentor relationship-building as well as mentee relationshipbuilding. Additionally, CLN assisted in identifying and focusing on one’s areas of strength in leadership and identifying areas of growth potential. Through the program, deep and lasting friendships have formed with CLN alum, now being people that she can, for example, call upon and feel confident that they will accept the call and point her in the right direction when support is needed. Flinchbaugh has enjoyed her time on the board equally as much as her time in the program. One such project she enjoyed being involved in was a strategic plan rolled out in late 2016, which led to many changes in the CLN focus and direction. The changes supported a more defined, outcome-based program with all of the standing committees working on collaboration and efficiency. She notes that they are very pleased with the changes to the program,

exclaiming “We are stronger and more poised than ever to take our organization through the next 25 years!” When Flinchbaugh isn’t serving on the CLN Board of Directors as co-chair of the program development committee, or at her workplace, she also serves on the Workforce Investment Board (Chautauqua Works) and the Chautauqua Opportunities for Development Inc (vice-chair).


Cont. From Cover store. Norm Smith, owner of Lighthouse Point Grocery, discussed how price points of groceries can be lower at other stores. It is tough for independent, locally owned stores to compete with large chains. Both stores are part of the Shur Fine co-op in Olean. Shur Fine, as a brand, has been around since 1946. It runs a quality control lab and test kitchen to develop new products. There are over 2,000 Shur Fine items available that are of equal quality or better than national brands, according to their website. At Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, their mission statement includes pride in ownership as each store supplied by the Cooperative owns a piece of the warehouse business. This, plus the customer service and support offered to these businesses, helps the independent grocery store owner to succeed. Both Bemus Point Market and Lighthouse Point Grocery have become known for the way that they have, as Jon Marsh put it, “buttressed the business”. Jon, the owner of Bemus Point Market, chose to put in a service window and serve Perry’s Ice Cream in the summer. While those of us who live around the lake

may take ice cream served this way for granted, visitors to Bemus have written on Facebook that it is a “great small town experience.” These visitors do not mind waiting in line to receive their favorite flavor served in a great big scoop (or two!) by smiling, young women and men. In the warm weather, sales of Dippin’ Dots and Slushies make their mark as well. Other reviews claim that shopping at the Bemus Point Market “saves time travelling to a large grocery store.” Jon Marsh and his staff try to accommodate requests for new items. Freshly baked pies sat by the register and the delicious smell of meatballs wafted through the store the day that I visited. Sony Kindland was in charge of the kitchen that day. She has been showing up to work at the Market for 49 years-lots of smiles and a wealth of experience behind her. While the selection may not be as extensive as a larger store, the items are just as desirable. Norm Smith is proud of the business that he has built the last 10 years. His subs deemed “efficiently made” by a reviewer, are local favorites. Customers wait in line for the subs at Lighthouse Point Grocery just as they do for the ice cream at Bemus Point Market. Besides cutting fresh meat in front of the customer, Norm smokes

meat on site. While he smokes “regular items” for sale every day, he will also smoke to order-a special treat for those who enjoy meat prepared that way. In some ways, Bemus Point Market and Lighthouse Point Grocery are places of refuge. The owners aren’t as concerned with how many items you bring to the register. While happy that you are shopping at their place of business, they ask how you are doing and chat about your day. I observed one such encounter while talking with Jon Marsh, the owner of Bemus Point Market. Jon and a customer discussed the impending snow, relevant because, as a plow driver, the customer was looking forward to a busy work shift. It was an interesting perspective shared and one that happened because the pace of the store is what the customer wants it to be. If you need ingredients for a recipe in a hurry, you can be helped in a hurry too. Take time to visit these stores and try their specialties. Compare Shur Fine products to your usual brands. You may find yourself happy to support these two independent, locally owned businesses. Bemus Point Market is at 12 Main Street in Bemus Point. Lighthouse Point Grocery is at 5262 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Both stores are open 7 days a week.

She has lived in Chautauqua County since 1983 when her and her husband, Todd, moved to town after college, ready to embark on their professional careers. The beautiful seasonality, availability of affordable housing and the ability to build long lasting careers in their fields are all aspects of the area that they hold in high regard. In their downtime, they enjoy camping in the picturesque HELP WANTED nearby campgrounds and state parks. They have HELP WANTED - Part-Time Position Available in Jamestown - YMCA Heritage House raised two children in Child Care Center. Hours vary, Monday – Friday. Hourly wage + free YMCA membership. Must be 18 years or older and have previous experience working with children. Send See “CLN” Page 6 resume to

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By Jeffrey Barkstrom LAC Electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) are a type of radiation that we are constantly exposed to, it is invisible but research is showing that it is very dangerous to our overall health. The natural world including your own body produces EMF’s but these fields are low in intensity. In our modern world, technology produces much more intense EMF’s and these are the ones that we should try to avoid as much as what is in our control. EMF’s come from cell phones, cell towers, WIFI, wireless anything, cordless phones, computers, microwaves, chargers, electric bedside clocks, hair dryers, baby monitors, electrical wiring and power lines. Common symptoms found in a Swedish study included skin problems, sensitivity to light, tiredness, heart problems, headaches and migraines, pain, dizziness, poor concentration, nausea, insomnia and many more. Other studies have shown links to anxiety, depression, autism, alzheimers, heart problems, infertility and

cancer. How do we protect ourselves in an increasingly toxic world? Cellphones-put it on speaker phone and don’t carry it against your body. Radiation levels drop off rapidly the further it is from the body. Put your cellphone in airplane mode if you need to carry it. WIFI- turn it off at home. WIFI radiation can penetrate throughout your whole house. If you must have it, put it on a timer to at least turn off at night. Wireless devices- switch off when not in use Cordless phones- are just as bad as cellphones, switch to a wired phone. Computers- move as far

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have an impact on the local community for years to come. CASA volunteers are providing voices and offering support to more than 57 children a year. Carrie Rinehart, Director of Fund Development and Communication said, “We are only reaching half the youth who need a volunteer. We are growing, but we continually recruit and train new volunteers.” The 30 -hour training takes 8 weeks, 3 and ½ hours, once a week. After court observation, the volunteers are then sworn in by the judge and they are able to accept the first child/family. Kathy Park, Director of Volunteers and Programming, began as a Case Advocate Supervisor in 2008. Her passion and dedication are intense and passionate, yet very professional. She said, “We want every child to have someone they can go to


Cont. From Page 5 the area, who have both relocated to Kentucky, and Flinchbaugh shares proudly and hopefully that, “The values and support woven into their fabric will only serve to sustain them as they

and trust. Our volunteers go above and beyond for each assigned child and family. We make sure all services are in place including mental health services.” A new training session will begin on April 10, 2018. After a case is assigned each volunteer spends 4-10 hours a month with the client and the family. The volunteer works with the child and the system until a permanent placement is successfully achieved. In 2009 Mary Ann Zimmer retired from her teaching job at Pine Valley and spent time exploring volunteer options. After reading an article about CASA in the newspaper she felt she had the skills and interest to become involved with the program. She became aware that often “the child’s voice gets lost.” As a volunteer “our job is to understand the circumstances in the family, observe the dynamics, then assess how the child is faring in the family (biological or foster). We are the extra set of eyes and ears for the child. The child needs to feel safe and comfortable.

The relationship with the child is powerful and rewarding for me.” The assessment is then presented to the judge for review. Zimmer said, “This is such an important program for the community. It is professional and well designed to help the children in Chautauqua County. Sometimes I have a family with one child and other times I have worked with four children in one family. The ongoing training and support is amazing.” COME TO THE TABLE is a major yearly fundraiser. Kathy Park describes it as A “basket raffle on steroids!” Guests bid on entire tables of destinations and themes that are created by individuals and businesses. A wide array of traditional baskets will also be highlighted. Park said, “This is a fun event and we do it for the children of Chautauqua County.” To learn more about CASA or the COME to the TABLE event call (716) 753-4123 or email With your help, their voices could be heard.

move ahead with their lives. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be back one day because of the firm foundation that was laid here.” CLN supported Flinchbaugh in developing the leadership skills of which she always knew she was capable, and her experience and growth is a reminder that sometimes leadership isn’t about

learning to be successful on your own, but rather learning to build a trusted network of professionals to count on, who are just as dedicated and supportive as you are. Flinchbaugh leaves us with an ode to Chautauqua County, stating “The most telling word that I can use to describe our lives here is that it is, indeed, home.”

Making Connections

Harry Potter Club

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

Our Harry Potter Club meets Fridays, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m at Lakewood Library.
Club activities will include Harry Potter trivia,
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The ledger march 15 21, 2018 volume 2 issue 11  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.