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Volume 2 ~ Issue 10

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Celebrating 7 Years

Two Lakes Studio/Gallery Gallery & Arts Education Center Opening in Mayville

Bag and String Wine Merchants Plans Celebration

SPIRITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT THE REG Thursday, March 8 • 6:30 – 8:30pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown “39 STEPS” Friday, March 9 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, March 10 • 7:30 – 9:30pm Sunday, March 11 • 2 – 4pm 18 E 2nd St., Jamestown FREDONIA WINTER FARMERS MARKET Saturday, March 10 • 10am – 1pm Masonic Forest Lodge, Fredonia LITTLE EXPLORERS Saturday, March 10 • 10am – 12pm Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown SPRING FEST Saturday, March 10 • 12 – 10pm Peek’n Peak Resort, Clymer SEMIRAMIDE Saturday, March 10 • 1pm Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia SOUTHERN TIER XPRESS HOCKEY Saturday, March 10 • 2pm Northwest Arena, Jamestown LUNA FEST Saturday, March 10 • 7 – 10pm Robert H Jackson, Jamestown

By Kathleen McCarthy

remodeling of this historic space in downtown Mayville. It has many Artists Carrie Tredo and Kate period features, ceiling medallions Tarkowski have joined creative with hanging chandeliers, a forces and to open a dynamic arts beautiful natural wood fireplace center at 38 South Erie Street. In September 2017 they began the See “GALLERY” Page 4

By Sharon Witchey

to share with its customers the knowledge that the staff has about A business bright spot at 110 wine. Partners Sam Whitmore, Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood Matt Herrera, Mel Mason and is Bag and String Wine Merchants. Leslie Wasik put a premium on their Soon to celebrate its seventh year, See “WINE” Page 4 the business continues its mission

“All Shook Up”

Craft Breweries on the Rise

PHANTOM THREAD: MOVIES AT THE REG Saturday, March 10 • 8 – 10:10pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

Craft Beer Movement Propels Independent Brewers

Maple Grove Senior High Presents Another Winner

SOUPIN SUNDAYS Sunday, March 11 • 11am – 3pm 21 Brix Winery, Portland RAIL JAM!! Sunday, March 11 • 2pm Cockaigne, Cherry Creek ALL ABOUT “U” SERIES RESOLVING PAIN AND IMPROVING FUNCTION - PART I Monday, March 12 • 7 – 8:30pm Jamestown Community College, Jamestown FARMING OUR FRAGILE ISLAND HOME: A FOOD ECOLOGY FORUM Wednesday, March 14 • 6 – 7pm St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jamestown FREE FLY TYING / FLY FISHING CLASSES Wednesday, March 14 • 7 – 8:30pm Rockafeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia THE SHAPE OF WATER: MOVIES AT THE REG Wednesday, March 14 • 7 – 9:03pm Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown Weekly Events Visit

Ellicottville Brewing Company offers tours of their expanded facility.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

they are winning. The five largest beer brewers in the world are Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, The nation’s independent Heineken, Pabst, and Diageo, breweries are doing battle with giant (producer of Guinness). These multi-national beer producers. And top five produce just over half the world’s beer supply. But, their grip on the market is slipping. For the past ten years, the major

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

Irish Cheeses ... Page 6

Ireland is the 9th Largest Cheese Exporter Globally

St. Patrick’s day is around the corner, so I think it is timely for us to explore cheeses from Ireland. Cheesemaking is a long time tradition in Ireland. Cheese has been made there since Celtic times. However, its quite hard to believe that it was not until the 1970s.... Did You Know:

Hair Salons... Page 2

Hair Grows Approximately .5 Inches Per Month

Did you know…? Looking for a change in appearance? Thinking of getting that hair cut short that you have been growing for years? Just need to get on a schedule to get your haircut, colored or styled?....

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Leading Cast Members Pictured Left to Right, Back Row: Carter Russo, Emma Wilson, Maddie Walsh, Simon Olson, Marisa Skinner Left to Right, Front Row: Reid Wight, Grace Auer, Chase Boardman

By Kathleen McCarthy

has me saving the dates, March 23 (7pm), March 24 (7pm) and After watching a rehearsal of All March 25 at (2pm) at the Maple Shook Up at Maple Grove, I predict Grove High School at 3980 Dutch this musical will be another fun Hollow Road in Bemus Point, NY. filled performance. The music, dancing and exceptional talent See “PLAY” Page 5

Barcelona Lighthouse

So Much to Do, So Little Time

The Lighthouse was provided with natural gas on January 1, 1831 - the first public building in the United States to be illuminated as such.

A birds-eye view of 3rd Street in Downtown Jamestown. A beautiful place to spend your time and find your adventure.

The large stone Barcelona Lighthouse is practically impossible to miss when driving along Lake Erie on Rt. 5 North of Westfield. It is located close to the road and its Keeper’s Cottage is nearby. Cristie Herbst, president of the Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS) and retired editor of the Post Journal, said that the state of New York now owns the Barcelona Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage. “It is a state park and the Parks Department

Jamestown is in the midst of renaissance. I spend a lot of time defending this good city as a treasure trove of adventure, art, possibility, and hope. Living in downtown Jamestown and being an active part of the thriving arts community here will have anyone prone to see the great, even if through the silt of the ever present obstacles Jamestown is facing. In a city of roughly 30,000 people, it’s important to approach the possibilities with all of us in mind.

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Museum Spotlight:

History Dates Back to 1828

By Beverly A. Hazen

An Insider’s Guide to Fun in Jamestown

By Autumn Echo Swanson

Spirits from Around the World at The Reg : March 8th : Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, Jamestown

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Publisher’s Word Whether the Weather!

to do for everyone. The past two weeks have been a bit of a challenge when trying to plan your schedule. No matter the weather, next weekend and the following is the annual Maple Weekend where the local sugarhouses invite the public to learn about the sugar making process. Each house will offer something different for the family to do and explore. From boiling sap to foot and wagon ride tours. Chautauqua County We are lucky to live in this has three participating beautiful setting. Whether locations: Big Tree Maple in snow or sun, there is plenty Lakewood, Fairbanks Maple

in Forestville and Clear Creek Farm in Mayville. To accentuate the weekend, Johnson Estate Winery in Westfield is offering French Crepes in the Winery on March 18,19, 25 &26 from 1-4pm. This adult friendly event will showcase Johnson’s new maple infused liqueur paired with “Julie Child” crepes. $5/sample no reservations required. Valentine’s Day may have passed but there is always something sweet in Chautauqua County. Until next week - JZ

Photo Contest: Win 1 Ski Pass to Holiday Valley

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

Photo Contest Winner Congratulations Kathy Grace of Bemus Point

“This picture was taken at 5:45 pm from my home off Route 430 in Bemus Point NY. We try to get to E’Ville every weekend. Hit Katy’s for breakfast and the local shops before we hit the slopes at Holiday Valley!” Kathy is this week’s winner of a pass to Holiday Valley. For your chance to win email your recent favorite shot to A new winner is announced each week.

Letter to the Editor

I picked up a copy of the Lakeside Ledger today, & read the piece on “The Fish” with great interest. As a lifelong resident of Bemus Point, I am delighted to know that the new owner of venue intends to offer a family friendly venue with reasonable pricing. Thank-you, Mr. Meyers. Welcome to the village. Thanks for the nice local paper. We enjoy each issue. Kathie Regan

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Hair Salons

Hair Grows Approximately .5 Inches Per Month

Weekly Column By Donna Germain

Did you know…? Looking for a change in appearance? Thinking of getting that hair cut short that you have been growing for years? Just need to get on a schedule to get your haircut, colored or styled? Well there are over 86,000 beauty salons in the U.S. that includes about 4,000 barbershops. Many of the beauty salons offer services such as coloring, highlighting, perms, hair extensions and straightening. Many salons offer other services such as manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and massages. Barbershops on the other hand mainly offer haircuts and razor shaves for men. Barbers can color, cut and perm also. However a hairstylist may not perform razor shaves for men, only a licensed barber can do this. The average price for a haircut has a very wide range. Typically it is much lower for men. Prices can start as low as $10 for a basic men’s haircut. Women’s depends on what is done, some women have it just cut. The price all depends on the services performed. Regular haircuts help keep your hair strong and healthy. Long hair should be trimmed at least every eight to twelve weeks. If you notice breakage or split ends it is recommended as frequent as every six to eight weeks. If your hair is shorter, styled and or color treated it is recommended

that it be trimmed and touched up every four to six weeks. This will ensure that certain style and cover any re growth. According to the center for Disease control (CDC), scalp hair grows at an average rate of 0.50 inches per month. That is 1/8 of an inch every week. The average person grows six inches of scalp hair per year. The speed of which your hair grows depends on two things: genetics and the shape of your hair follicles. Each hair grows from a follicle and again depends on your genetic makeup, your scalp can have between 90,000150,000 hair follicles. There are several foods such as almonds, broccoli, avocado, spinach, coconut oil and many other that stimulate hair growth. We all get in the shower and want to wash our hair everyday with hot water, especially in the winter it feels so good. However studies suggest you wash your hair only two to three times a week using warm water and air drying it.

If you are using a hairdryer, use low temperature and use a protection spray. Now that you know all this information, what do you want to do with your hair if it is extremely long? Do you want to get it cut? Well if you plan on getting at least 10 inches cut off you can donate your hair. Yes donate your hair. There are several organizations that accept donations of real hair. They usually have some requirements (each organization is a little different) such as the length eight to ten inches or more and the hair must not be chemically processed. They use this hair to make hair extensions and wigs for adults and children who have lost their hair do to an illness. So if you are thinking about getting your hair cut off or just styled and updated, there are several salons here in the area that are willing to help you update your style or donate. Now you know…..  

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Felon Turned Attorney to Speak Zonta Club Presents LunaFest Presenting Author of Inspirational Autobiography “Felon- Attorney”

JAMESTOWN, NY, March 1, 2018 – The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues presents attorney and author TheArthur Duncan, II to speak on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 9;30am-12:30pm at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 East 4th Street, Jamestown. The programs are free and open to the public. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the

announcement. Hear the inspirational life story of Buffalo native TheArthur Duncan. Mr. Duncan’s journey takes him from a difficult home life, gang run-ins in Los Angeles, and trafficking drugs on the streets of Buffalo to a felony conviction and incarceration. Upon release from prison, he attended and graduated from Erie County Community College and the University at Buffalo, while working full time and supporting his family of six. With no assurance that he would be admitted to the Bar to practice law, Duncan continued to persevere in spite of seemingly insurmountable hurdles and graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2012. Mr. Duncan’s journey eventually led him to be sworn in as an attorney by the same judge who sentenced him for his criminal conviction years earlier in federal court. In 2015, Duncan authored an inspiring autobiography, “ F e l o n - A t t o r n e y, ” recounting his journey.

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catalyzes social change. The Jackson Center Thus far, LUNAFEST, will livestream Duncan’s which is created and funded address. Anyone interested by LUNA®, The Whole in this online viewing Nutrition Bar for Women®, opportunity should call the has raised more than $3 Jackson Center at 716-483Million for nonprofit 6646 and request the link organizations across the information. The Jackson US and Canada. Visit Center is also making for more this opportunity to hear information. TheArthur Duncan available Zonta Club thanks the to students and educators following sponsors for from Jamestown, Dunkirk brining LUNAFEST to and Warren area high Jamestown again this year: schools. Media One Group Radio, This program is made Raynor’s Liquor Store, possible by Jackson Center annual fund donors and Zonta Club of Jamestown cultural diversity and Pepsi, Chautauqua PT and OT, Kernel-Spectrum 5th annual breaking barriers. the Chautauqua Region brings Moonbrook Proceeds from Reach, LUNAFEST to the Robert Community Foundation. The Robert H. Jackson H. Jackson Center in LUNAFEST will benefit Veterinary Hospital and Center is a 501(c) (3) amestown, March 10 at Zonta of Jamestown’s Friends of Zonta. WHEN: March 10, 2018 local scholarship named nonprofit organization 7pm. This unique film festival after MaryLou Costanzo, a 7:00 Showing of LUNAFEST that envisions a global society where the universal highlights nine short films former member of the Zonta Films. WHERE: Robert H. principles of equality, by women filmmakers. Club of Jamestown, and Jackson Center 305 E. 4th fairness and justice prevail.  The films range from Chicken & Egg Pictures, a St., Jamestown. TICKETS: The Center invites and animation to fictional nonprofit organization that $20 General Admission or engages students of all ages, drama, and cover topics supports women nonfiction $12 Students Available to scholars, educators, national such as women’s health, filmmakers whose artful purchase from any Zonta officials and international body image, relationships, and innovative storytelling member or at the door dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s Storytime for Preschoolers
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The Bemus Point Historical Society Guest Speaker Series continues on Wednesday March 14, 2018 as author Fletcher “Ned” Ward stops by to recount the brief, but important history of the Chris-Craft Corporation division established in nearby Falconer, N.Y. Recreational boat production was curtailed during WWII so that boat builders could focustheir attention on supporting military efforts. Once the American troops returned home, many people were eager to spend their War Bonds and some elected to purchase recreational watercraft. ChrisCraft Corporation was there to fulfill those desires. Come learn all about it! The event will be held at The Bemus Point Historical Society Museum on Alburtus Avenue in Bemus Point beginning at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information “like” Bemus Point Historical Society on Facebook or call 386-5233.

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as well as natural woodwork. The gallery and workshops will be officially open for business on March 10, with a Grand Opening planned from 6-8pm. The mission statement is as follows: We strongly feel the need to create a diverse, accessible and immersive artful experience for the public, community and visitors to Two Lakes Studios. We also feel the creation of a visible platform for area artists will develop a sense of community within Two Lakes Studios for those artists who choose to become a part of our endeavor. Tredo explained the reason behind the decision to do workshops as part of the business. “Picasso said, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’ I decided to be an artist as a way to recreate myself. As a form of therapy, art gives us direction and heals the soul. With the state of the world and so many troubling events, I think it is


Cont. From Cover brewers have seen sales fall 14 percent. Few of them, if any, have opened new brewing facilities during the same time. In 1989 there were 1,991 permitted craft breweries in the US. As of the end of 2016, the number had jumped to 7,190 a difference of 261%. New York State is firmly ensconced in this pack with 394 breweries (of all sizes), ranking only behind California with 927. All together small breweries added $67.8 billion to the US economy in 2016, while providing 456,000 jobs. It’s the small craft beer

so important to have a way to escape. Creating art and getting together with others to create art is such great therapy. The mixed media workshops will teach students skills they can take away and create for a lifetime. Adults need to be reminded they all did art in Elementary School and they are still artists who can think creatively. “ Tredo and Tarkowski will host year-round workshops in the classroom space in the rear of the storefront. The walls are bright, displaying the owner’s art, which will spur the imagination. The gallery is inviting artists to display their artwork for a monthly fee, with no commission on sales. This exception is rare in the world of artists, which they hope will create a sense of community among the artists, rather than competition. Student Kelly Joslyn shares “Artists Carrie Tredo and Kate Tarkowski offer a vision of inspiring creativity that will have you longing to dip your own fingers in passionate colors, textures and light. Two Lakes Studios announced a ‘Call for Work’ for the March 10 Mixed Media

Dress Show as part of the Grand Opening Celebration. All dresses were made of all kinds of material (newspaper, book covers, moss and natural material) and are all handmade. The dresses are not necessarily wearable and will be displayed on mannequins. Twelve dresses will be displayed in the both Professional and Student Category. Winners of the contest will be announced at the Grand Opening Reception on March 10, 6-8pm. The show will run from March 10 through April 6, 2018. Tarkowski said “I love the process of eco dying, using leaves and flowers on paper and fabric. Sharing this unique art form encourages the participants to observe nature in a new way and incorporate the materials in this exciting process. We look forward to a full schedule of workshops in the upcoming season.” Two Lakes Studios looks forward to the Grand Opening on March 10. Follow Two Lakes Studios on Facebook, or call Carrie Tredo at (716) 338842 or email Carrietredo@

makers that are taking advantage of the larger producers malaise. A quick search on WNY breweries brings up 28 craft beer producers; most of them started in the past 15 years. Here in the Southern Tier, beer lovers are enjoying brews from Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood, and Four Mile Brewing in Olean among several more. All of these craft brewers take advantage of brewing equipment able to produce a variety of specialty beers using local ingredients. Each of these offers a choice of Stouts, Lagers, and Ales. Common to all craft brewers is India Pale Ale (IPA), a golden, hoppy, brew with a

slightly bitter aftertaste that was all but ignored by the mass brewers. Consumers tired of the bland, corporate quaffs from the majors have bellied-up to these brews, making them the fastest growing segment of the industry. All three of these breweries have been expanding their business along with the explosion of the market. Four Mile is the process of expanding both production and distribution, and recently installed a new 30 barrel fermenter (a barrel is about 31 gallons). Southern Tier Brewery is one of the largest craft beer producers in the country. See “BREW” Right


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own education, their staff’s education and ultimately their customer’s education. When asked about what a new customer should know about Bag and String Wine Merchants, Sam Whitmore quickly replied “it doesn’t matter how much you know about wine and it doesn’t matter how much you spendwhat matters is that you drink wine that you enjoy.” And how does one who is new to the world of wine decide what one likes? Bag and String Wine Merchants makes that easy by offering tastings each Thursday and Friday from 4-7pm. Spirits are also offered for tasting as well. “Consumable art” is how Sam thinks of wine and his enthusiasm for the product that he and his partners and staff sell is quite evident in his story telling. Enjoyment seems to be the focus of the daily business at Bag and String Wine Merchants. Sam believes that wine can bring people together. He discusses how friends and family tend to linger together longer at the dinner table when wine is poured. With a young family of his own, his hope is face-to-face discussions and camaraderie at the dinner


Cont. From Left Nate Arnone at Southern Tier says their business has expanded “significantly” in the past several years. Production capacity has reached 110,000 bottles per year. They recently expanded by opening their first satellite brewpub in Pittsburgh. He credits the company’s growth with the rise of the craft beer culture.

table becomes a mainstay in his home and in others’ homes as well. Wine can bridge a gap between old friends; Sam mentions that he and Matt like get away from the store to enjoy a bottle of wine that they may have never tried, or one that is a favorite, with a burger from Craft Burger and Brews, just down Chautauqua Avenue from the wine shop. The entire staff at Bag and String Wine Merchants is trained, to varying degrees, to speak with confidence about wine. With Hillary’s help, this shopper made a decision about which 2 wines to take to dinner at a friend’s home. Not only could Hillary describe the taste of the wine but she offered her opinion about food pairing. Her description of and discussion about the two wines that I ultimately chose helped to make me feel more confident in my selection. The website of the business ( offers an education in and of itself. Descriptions of types of wines, availability of hard to find wines, wine listings by color, country, variety, price, rating and vintage are included on the website. Spirits are listed there as well. Shipping is available to 36 states plus the District of Columbia. A sign up form for the popular Wine Club, managed by Leslie, can be found on the website as well.

With Spring and Summer on the horizon, Sasha, another staff member, wants customers to know that one of the services offered at Bag and String Wine Merchants is event planning. Pay close attention future brides! Sam and his staff can “work directly with your chef or venue to determine the best food pairings and provide a choice selection for your event theme.” Planning a wedding comes to most peoples’ minds but their expertise can help when planning any event. Bag and String Wine Merchants will be holding their own special event this year as well. April 14th marks the 7-year anniversary of the business and there is going to be a celebration! The event is free and will be held between the hours of 1-5pm. This will be the perfect opportunity to start to explore the world of wine if you have not already done so. For those of you who would like to expand your knowledge of wine, classes are offered at the store. Call and make reservations for the “Expressions of Syrah” class at 4:30pm on March 25 or the “Cab is King” class on April 29 at 4:30pm. Though each has a class fee (Syrah $40 and Cab $50) one will have the opportunity to gain greater knowledge and also as Sam describes “our process is a lot more fun because we have to taste the wine!”

“There’s a lot of good beer being brewed out there.” Ellicottville Brewing Company has locations in Ellicottville, Bemus Point, Fredonia and come this Spring, Little Valley, NY. Peter Kreinheder at EBC believes in taking a slower approach to growth. “Slow and steady. We plan to grow from 12 (thousand barrels) to 15 this year. What we are doing is creating a brand.” He’s acutely aware of the fickle consumer tastes that have led to the

craft beer movement and adds there is no loyal base of customers. “It doesn’t exist in craft beer anymore. What’s hard is there are so many different options for customers, and that affects loyalty.” Now, they are in the process of building a brewing and bottling facility in Little Valley. With the bulk of production shifted to Little Valley the Ellicottville location will become “a lager house, and do more interesting high-end beers.”




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r r s s Cont. From Cover e . Wikipedia describes e “All Shook Up is a 2004 n American jukebox musical f with Elvis Presley music t and with a book by Joe a DiPietro. The story is based t on William Shakespeare’s g 1602 play Twelfth Night.” s Guide to Musical Theatre p further describes All Shook Up “A musical comedy e built around a number of g songs made famous by Elvis s Presley. It takes place in s 1955, somewhere in middle e America, where one girl’s o dream and a surprise visit s from a mysterious leathern jacketed, guitar playing l stranger help a small town o discover the magic of f romance and the power of y rock & roll. Among the 24 o songs featured in the score r are classics like ‘Heartbreak s Hotel,’ ‘Love Me Tender,’ l Don’t Be Cruel,’ ‘Can’t e Help Falling in Love,’ and of s course the title tune.” This e alone has me ordering my l tickets! h The best is yet to come. d This spectacular cast of e 61 High School students r (Grades 9-12) will have you m ‘rockin and a rollin’ from t beginning to end. Director o Julie Costantini is skilled and experienced, empowering the students to take an active drole in every part of theatre eproduction. Jennie Cross is tthe amazing Choreographer, .who moves the musical ealong with song and dance. sOf the 61 performers, 25 are tyoung men, some of whom yhave never been on stage They researched gbefore. costumes and g1950’s .watched You Tube videos nto feel the culture of the etimes. They work with the lsewing teacher to design dpatterns and do the sewing dthemselves. The students handle the audition process

and learn from each other every step of the way. The dedicated stage crew, along with the cast, set the stage to have the audience in the 1950s. The entire production brings to mind the huge time investment students are making, and this is only one aspect of their high school experience. Three quarters of the cast are involved in spring sports, with the majority engaging in sports every season. Maple Grove, with a small enrollment, has one quarter of the senior high school students on stage. The Kenny Awards in Buffalo, NY, recognizes outstanding high school musical productions in Western New York. In 2017 Maple Grove High School was awarded the winner for Anything Goes. The Jimmy Awards, 2017, selected the Outstanding Leading Actress, Grace Auer to win the allexpense paid, weeklong, trip to New York City to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Grace Auer is again the lead in this year’s performance. As Costantini teaches the Musical Production class at the school, the students learn all aspects of production and take a major role in All Shook Up. The students audition in November and begin practices in January with Monday-Friday practices for 3-4 hours a day. She said “these kids are so dedicated and have so much fun in the process. It is amazing to see an outgoing, jokester of a football player, on stage for the first time ever (as Dean), take on a serious persona so successfully! I am so proud of them all, as they become ‘the character’ so well.” Chase Boardman, as lead character Chad (Elvis) said “Getting into character is so exciting, we study the total life of the character to be the character. Chad is a completely different

character from the beginning to the end. I would love to be a Director. This has made me, me.” Chase will attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia to study Musical Production (with an interest in Business and Mechanical Engineering) in the fall of 2018. He has played soccer and four years and tennis (1st Singles) at Maple Grove. Grace Auer loves being on stage and has been involved in Musical Theatre for all her years at Maple Grove. Her first-ever role onstage was Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre in Jamestown, NY. As a sophomore at Maple Grove she played the lead role in Legally Blonde. She plays the lead role of Natalie this year, who falls in love with Dean (Chase). Gracie said “I appreciate life at all stages, I look forward to the ride ahead. I will miss this close knit community and all the everyday support from my family and friends.” Gracie has applied to eleven programs for a BFA in Musical Theatre or BA in Music and will be making her decision soon. She has been an athlete at Maple Grove doing Cross Country and Track. Julie Costantini said, “once again, the talent in this small school is amazing, I love how 61 kids come together on stage, get along and support one another. I am so proud to be a part of this, year after year. With five leading couples, this performance keeps the audience enthralled with the constant change in relationships. “ Don’t miss out on this production. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $6 for Seniors/ Students. The website to purchase tickets is www. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.


Cont. From Cover is actually operating the Keeper’s Cottage in which the museum is located,” she said. “This is the first-of-itskind of partnership for the Chautauqua County Historical Society and the state.” The CCHS is providing historical information and creating exhibits for the museum. John Paul Wolfe, trustee on the board of CCHS and volunteer curator for the Society, is curating the exhibits at the Cottage. Work continues to make this landmark a place for both locals and tourists to learn about the history of Barcelona Harbor, including its once flourishing fishing industry. Considerable memorabilia on this history was preserved by the individual effort of Judy Hess. The Judith Whitwood Hess Collection is now entrusted to the CCHS; some of which is displayed in the Cottage. “The County Historical Society’s museum exhibit at the Keeper’s Cottage includes historical photographs of the Lighthouse, the harbor and the commercial fishing industry from the Judy Whitwood Hess collection,” Herbst said. “There are artifacts dating back to the days when commercial fishermen used sailboats, and displays about Lake Erie itself.” Herbst also shared historical details on the lighthouse. In


Cont. From Cover Data USA has statistics indicating that 18.9% of Chautauqua County lives below the poverty line. It’s not that people here don’t want to spend money on entertainment, or have no desire to support local business.

1828 Congress appropriated funds to construct a lighthouse and keeper’s dwelling at what was known as Portland Harbor, designated as an official port of entry. Later the name was changed to Barcelona Harbor. In the early 1800s warehouses and wharves served in the transporting of lumber, salt, flour and fish to and from the port. In addition, the harbor provided a safe haven for vessels and passengers traveling between Erie and Buffalo. Portage was then available to Chautauqua Lake and on to the Allegheny River, which led south to Pittsburgh and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico. Native, rough-split fieldstones were used to construct the forty-foot conical tower, the keeper’s dwelling and outhouse. The first keeper was appointed on May 27, 1829. The Lighthouse was provided with natural gas on January 1, 1831 - the first public building in the United States to be illuminated as such. In 1838, due to a failure of natural gas supply, oil was substituted. Oil was used until at least 1851 and in 1857 the lighthouse was equipped with a fourth order Fresnel lens. However, two years later (1859) the Lighthouse Board discontinued the Barcelona Lighthouse due to changes of commerce. The Lighthouse property reverted to the Holland Land Company, with Lt. Governor George Patterson, the agent, paying $500 to the government for the

structures on the property. Barcelona still thrived via a commercial fishing industry for the next 100 years. The Lighthouse, no longer lit, remained as a sentinel on the bluffs overlooking Lake Erie, as it does today. “The tower and dwelling were placed on the National register of Historic Places in 1972,” Herbst said. The Lighthouse tower is not currently available for public ascent, as restoration work is needed. (Potential Tower restoration supporters are encouraged to contact Marla Bingham-Connelly at the Lake Erie Office (716) 792-9216.) However, when a docent (tour guide) is on site, it is possible to enter the of the Tower base. Plans are to have a docent on site at the museum and grounds Saturdays and Sundays from 10am through 5pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. The Westfield Visitor Center in the Cottage is staffed by volunteers seven days a week during the same summer hours and self - guided tours of the museum are available. This tourist attraction on Lake Erie shores offers visitors a unique experience. Marla Bingham-Connelly, Park Manager 2 for the Barcelona Lighthouse said, “The Lighthouse Cottage houses both the Westfield Visitor Center and a museum space that is a satellite of the CCHS McClurg Museum in Westfield.” Sounds like a worthwhile summer outing.

There is a need for affordable opportunities to engage in our community. Even more so, there is a need for increased accessibility to information about what’s happening here. Is there even anything to do in Jamestown? Some say no. I say yes. Challenge accepted. I began my research where any fact-finding mission might start. Ask the people of Facebook. A quick post asking

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Cheeses from Ireland


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Ireland is the 9th Largest Cheese Exporter Globally

By Riko Chandra Chesemaker, Cheesemonger, Co-owner Reverie Creamery, Artisan Cheesemaking and Cheese Shop St. Patrick’s day is around the corner, so I think it is timely for us to explore cheeses from Ireland. Cheesemaking is a long time tradition in Ireland. Cheese has been made there since Celtic times. However, its quite hard to believe that it was not until the 1970s that Ireland became known for farmhouse cheese making. Around that time there is evidence of Irish appreciation for a homegrown product. It is the green grass of Ireland that contributes to the character of Irish superior-quality dairy products. So we can say that Irish Cheesemaking is a relatively young industry. Some centuries ago, economic factors dictated that most dairy production in Ireland be focused on milk and butter. By the 1900s most of Irish Cheese production came from large manufacturers whose main focus was the Cheddar type of cheese. Today, Ireland is ninth in cheese exportation globally. Thanks to the naturally rich and lush pastures of Ireland,

Irish Cheese contains a much higher level of beta-carotene, which gives their cheddars and other cow’s milk cheeses a natural yellow color. It is known now that farmhouse cheeses made in Ireland are of high quality and unique to each farm due to the dedication of the families that produce them. Irish farmhouse cheese producers typically rely on milk from a single herd, either theirs or that of a neighbor or nearby supplier. Because of this, they’re dealing with variation depending on the time of year. The milk isn’t standardized or homogenized as it would be for a large-scale producer, says Laura Berhaut. In other words, this is the only way small producers make cheese and no other way. I have to admit though, it is very hard to find interesting artisan farmhouse Irish cheeses in the United States. “The US is a market complete with layers that do not exist elsewhere such as brokers who act between distributors and retailers. This means a much longer supply chain, so cheeses need to have a good shelf life.” says Sarah Furno, daughter

of the founders of Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers. It is not hard to see that more delicate cheeses such as softripened and washed-rind (stinky) are not available in many US markets due to this longer supply chain. The FDA periodically issues directives to U.S. Customs and Border Control called import alerts. Custom agents place cheeses under quarantine sometimes until they die and cannot be sold, based on concerns and suspicion arising from tests for pasteurization and adulteration, stated Max McCalman. By the way, Cashel is a family-run Irish cheese business that was set up on a farm producing one of the best blue cheeses in the world – Cashel Blue. This cheese along with Oscar Wilde aged Cheddar Cheese, Porter Cheddar and Whiskey Cheddar from Cahill, can be the best quartet for your St. Patty Cheese tray-all available at Reverie Creamery. Oscar Wilde Irish Cheddar: it has rich, sharp See “CHEESE” Right

and the surrounding area nearly every day of the week. Local musicians, artists, business owners, performers, and community members are curating experiences that are open for anyone. The information I gathered became all the more relevant when I realized: Jamestown wakes up when the door charge goes down. Doors Open Jamestown is a yearly event I remember participating in as a child, as it was one of the only times my family could afford to go out together and experience local attractions such as the Lucy-Desi Museum. During this annual celebration of downtown Jamestown, countless local businesses, venues, and organizations lower or completely remove admission prices and open their doors to the city. It’s a one-day welcome for all of us to come and see what Jamestown has to offer, and the community takes full advantage of that. During this


Cont. From Left and strong flavors that bring home the essence of the lush, clean and pure Irish countryside. Ireland’s lush pastures give Irish Cheddar its signature yellow color, as this grass yields a beta-carotene rich milk. Cashel Blue: The first Irish blue cheese, is modeled after French Fourme d’Ambert. A semi-soft farmhouse cheese, this award-winning cow’s milk product is made on the Grubb family’s Beechmount Farm in Tipperary Ireland. This creamy tangy Irish Cheese has a pale buttery interior streaked

year’s Doors Open, over 1,000 people flooded downtown to check out the attractions. The message is clear. Free is good. Here’s a comprehensive list of the many suggested free[or nearly] events that happen on a regular basis in Jamestown and the vicinity: • Pulse Poetry Open Mic {Infinity Arts Café} , [FREE] - Every first Thursday {Infinity Arts Café} • P R E S S H O U S E {poetry slam} , [FREE to attend, $5 to Slam] - Every third Saturday {Labyrinth Press Company} • Comedy Open Mic at Labyrinth, Every Thursday , [FREE] {Labyrinth Press Company} • Thursday Night Karaoke at Forte Continues!, [FREE] - Every Thursday {Forte} • Any regular Infinity Arts Café event, [FREE] - Some Fridays • Movies at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, [$5] - Wednesdays, Saturdays? • Brazil Pub Quizzes, [FREE] - Last Wednesday of every month {Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge} • Bach & Beer, [FREE] Monthly event at Labyrinth Press Company

• Wine tasting at Bag & String Wine Merchants, [FREE] - Every Thur. & Fri • Trinity Guitars' Back Room Radio Hour, [FREE] - One Thursday a month {Trinity Guitars} • Open Jam, [FREE] - Every Wednesday {MoJo's} • Public Skate, [$6-$8] - Fri.Sun. {Northwest Arena} • Jamestown Jammers Baseball Games, [$5-7] Summer {Jammers Stadium} • Mini Golf, [$1-7] - Saturdays {Lakewood Golf Center} • Jamestown Public Market, [FREE] - Saturday mornings {Downtown Jamestown} • Art Exhibitions, [FREE] - Select times announced {3rd On 3rd Gallery} There’s more. I promise. With a little signal boost, our community could see an impressive rise in participation and attendance of any and all of these events. Jamestown is full of dedicated, hardworking individuals. Treat yourself to some cheap, local entertainment. There is so much to do here, and simply not enough time. My only question is: what are you doing this weekend?

with blue veins. Cashel Blue is wonderful in leafy green salads, with fresh fruit. Add honeycomb for great flavor and texture contrast. Cahill Farm Cheddar with Porter and Whiskey: This unique handmade Irish Cheese starts life as a tangy Irish cheddar, which is chopped into bits before aging, blended with a flavoring such as Porter Ale and Irish Whiskey, then hooped, lightly pressed and aged to perfection. Cahill’s Farm Cheddar has a veined appearance due to this production method. This Irish Cheese makes a stunning presentation on cheese platter. Other popular and good Irish cheeses that are available in many supermarkets are:

Dubliner and Skellig by Kerrigold. Hopefully one day, Reverie can bring other interesting Irish cheeses with these sexy names such as: Adrahan, Coolea, Kilree Gold, Wicklow Bán, Macroom Buffalo Ricotta, St. Tola Ash Log, Durrus, Crozier Blue, Diliskus, Boilie, Carrigaline Blueberry, Gubbeen, Sheridans 15 Fields Cheddar…ah the world of Irish Cheeses! Come and taste a selection of delectable Irish cheeses at the St. Patrick’s Day Party at Reverie Creamery, a three course meal with house made Soda Bread and Stout Cake on March 17.  More Info and tickets at: reveriecreamery. com/events



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The ledger march 8 14, 2018 volume 2 issue 10  

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The ledger march 8 14, 2018 volume 2 issue 10  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.