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A SERIES OF BIBLE TALKS Every Friday in May • 7:30PM Ashville Free Library, Ashville

CHQ. Lake Association

Frank Lloyd Wright

Annual Meeting June 5, Free Workshops Open to Public

O.S. Lang: Chautauqua Counties Connection to FLW

The CLA performs annual general lake maintenance, aquatic vegetation control, floating debris removal, shoreline and poststorm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.

Pictured: Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW). O.S. Lang was the general contractor for the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, commissioned by FLW. Lang later moved to Chautauqua County where he built 14 homes around Chautauqua Lake, as well as an Arts and Crafts bungalow in Westfield.

PINT NIGHT Thursday, May 18 • 5 – 8pm Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, Westfield TASTE THE DIFFERENCE: AN 1850S FARM TO TABLE EVENT Thursday, May 18 • 6pm Busti Victorian Hall, Jamestown 3RD THURSDAY LIVE MUSIC @ WINTER GARDEN PLAZA Thursday, May 18 • 6:30 – 7:30pm 313 N. Main St, Jamestown 49TH ANNUAL AUTO FLEA MARKET Friday, May 19 • 8am – 5pm Saturday, May 20 • 8am – 5pm Sunday, May 21 • 8am – 5pm Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk MEET THE BREWER & BEER RELEASE Friday, May 19 • 5 – 8pm Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, Westfield WORLD DRUMMING WORKSHOP W/ JIM DONOVAN Friday, May 19 • 7 – 9pm The Studio at Panterra, Westfield BRANSON ON THE ROAD Friday, May 19 • 7:30pm 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia NUNSENSATIONS Friday, May 19 • 7:30pm Lucille Ball Little Theatre, Jamestown BIRD BANDING AT THE AUDUBON Saturday, May 20 • 7 – 11am Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown

By Lori Humphreys

The Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) will hold its annual meeting June, 5 at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution and it’s planning something new. This year the public is invited to attend three workshop presentations which will precede the business/dinner meeting. The series begin at 4pm

HIT’EM AND BAG’EM SOFTBALL & CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 20 • 8am Bergman Park, Jamestown

and will end at 6pm and is free to the public. The regular business/ dinner meeting will follow at 7pm. Dinner tickets are $30 and reservations are required. Heather Nolan manager of the CLA finance and community relations described the free series which are focused on different

By Kathleen McCarthy

When someone mentions the architect Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) what comes to mind? Most people will say Falling Water or the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo. FLW (18671959) designed more than 1,000 homes/structures of which 532

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See “LANG” Page 7

Lawson Boating Heritage Ctr.

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were built. Each build required a General Contractor to oversee the project. This was a tedious process, involving the ordering of materials, managing workers, dayto-day supervision and endless communication with FLW. As

History of CHQ. Co. Museums Part 7 of 23

CROSS ROADS MARKET Saturday, May 20 • 9am – 5pm Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market, Westfield FREDONIA FARMERS MARKET Saturday, May 20 • 9am – 1pm Church Street, Fredonia PATIO-YOGA WITH DEB Saturday, May 20 • 9 – 10am Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, Westfield FUN WITH FUNGUS: GROWING SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS Saturday, May 20 • 9:30am – 2pm The Heron, Sherman “A CHARMING WINE WEEKEND” Saturday, May 20 • 10am – 6pm Lake Erie Wine Country

By Beverly A. Hazen

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Reg Lenna Fundraiser ... Page 3

Fundraiser with Bag & String Wine Merchants

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is hosting a fundraiser with food, drink and fun on their stage with Bag & String Wine Merchants, Friday, May 19 at 7pm. A variety of wines paired with light appetizers will be offered as well as ideas for summer entertaining and enjoyment.

The Rancid Truth About Fat .. Page 4

The Difference Between Healthy and Not Healthy Fats

In 1997, a study was published that followed participants for 20 years tracking the type of fat and oils that they were consuming. The results showed unequivocally that people who consumed mostly high omega 6 oils had 77% increased risk of heart attacks compared to those consuming fats such as butter. Day Trippin’:

21 Brix Winery .. Page 8

Pleasant Wines Enjoyed in a Comfortable Atmosphere The story of 21 Brix starts in 1960 when Tren and Mary Jordon purchased a 12 acre Concord grape farm in Portland, NY.

Griffis Sculpture Park is located at 6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto, NY 14729. It is the largest outdoor sculpture park in the U.S. boasting 250 sculptures. See story, “GRIFFIS” page 8.

Motor boats, speed boats, sailboats, and canoes are a common sight in the summer on Chautauqua Lake, but nothing compares to looking at these boats up close and that’s what boat enthusiasts are invited to do inside the Lawson

National Train Day

Recognizing the Importance of Railroads

Boating Heritage Center at 73 Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point, next to Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the place to learn about watercraft and the history of boating and rowing on Chautauqua Lake. Entering the building, visitors see See “ROW” Page 6

Intl. Co. Manufactures Locally Nuova Castelli Flourishes in Ashville, NY

There was a Viscose Engine #6 that was on display on National Train Day in downtown Jamestown.

By Lee Harkness

By Anna Hagley

This last weekend Jamestown hosted National Train Day at Northwest Arena. National Train Day was instituted by Amtrak as a celebration recognizing the importance of the railroad in our history.  It was important for people leaving to go off for the war, people getting married, people returning from war, movement of equipment and supplies for war efforts, people going off to college and a multitude of other essential activities involving economic development and the quality of life for all of our residents and community members.  Jamestown is fortunate to have an active rail line going through the community along with a railroad

Nuova Castelli Group made the decision to develop their cheese manufacturing operation from Italy to America in mid 2016, but where they’d land, they weren’t sure. Paul Bensabat, Executive Chairman of Castelli America, the NY branch of Nuova Castelli, spoke with the Ledger to share how the company came to be in Ashville, NY and how they are settling in. Bensabat states that when on the search for a site in America that would be suitable for expanding their company, they ended up first finding and getting

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Pint Night : May 18th : Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, Westfield

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The Lakeside Ledger has received so much support since its inception just 5 months ago. We would like to take this space each week and introduce you to our team of writers. I would like to next introduce Maria Perron who writes our Vintage Design column. Maria is an interior designer living in Jamestown with her husband of almost 30 years. She is a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), a certificate holder from NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification), has her degree in interior design and has almost 25 years’ experience as the principal of her own design firm. Originally from New England, Maria began her studies in Buffalo, NY and returned home to New Hampshire to complete her

degree. During her tenure in New England and New Jersey, she has been awarded with 30 Cornerstone and SAM Awards from Home Builders & Remodeler’s Association. Maria participated in seven Show houses primarily in New England benefitting the Foster care system in Vermont, Opera house in Newport, NH, NH Music Festival, and Holiday House Tours. Maria is past President of the NH Interior Design Coalition and participated in writing legislation to certify interior designers in NH. Maria has held workshops on décor and design, taught at area Home Shows, was Adjunct instructor for Kitchen and Bath design at the NH Institute of Art, and a frequent writer for the Manchester Union Leader, the ArgusChampion and other local papers and magazines. She

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is featured with four projects in the book “Color in Small Spaces” by Kim Mikula and Brenda Grant-Hays. For more information, visit her website at www.vintagehousedesign. com. The Lakeside Ledger is part of the Zimmer Media LLC Newspaper Group and is always looking for story ideas and writers. The Ledger is printed weekly and distributed on Thursdays to more than 200 locations in Chautauqua County (Lakewood, Celoron, Busti, Jamestown, Bemus and Mayville). Our mission is to bring you the latest regarding area events, business news, interesting people and community happenings in an entertaining and informative weekly format. We look forward to working with and for you! Jeanine Zimmer Carlson, Publisher


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Did you know…? Memorial Day is not just a day devoted to department store sales and picnics. It is a remembrance for all those who died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was originally called decoration day. The early tradition was to decorate graves with flowers, flags and wreaths to honor those who served our country. My son actually had the honor of helping place over 100,000 flags on graves in

Arlington Cemetery while he was serving in the USAF. Memorial/Decoration day was first widely observed on May 30th 1868. It had been observed by several states in America in the three years after the Civil War, however in 1873 New York State was the first state to designate it as a legal holiday. In 1971, congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act and established that Memorial Day was to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. This year it will be celebrated on Monday May 29th. Most of the municipalities have parades. Most of the parades

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have veterans marching, a gun salute to honor the deceased, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, school marching bands, fire trucks, floats auxiliary groups, veterans groups, kids riding bikes and much more. So if you have a group that may be interested in being in a parade, call your local municipality. I am sure they would be happy to give you all the details. Maybe you just want to be a spectator and that is fine. So Monday May 29th get out and support your community and honor those who gave their lives for you. Now you know…


Breastfeeding Advice is Close at Hand

Breastfeeding is the healthiest feeding choice for both mom and babybut it doesn’t always come as naturally or easily as you’d think. Good news - help is available! We have trained professionals throughout the County who can answer your questions about breastfeeding, and some even make home visits. Expecting or new moms who want to breastfeed should consider joining nearly 300 local, experienced moms in our private Facebook Group- “Chautauqua County Breastfeeding Moms (and moms to be!).” Or, call the 24-hour Chautauqua County Breastfeeding Helpline with questions, concerns, or access to community resources: 1-844-4BF-BABY. Call the Chautauqua County Breastfeeding Helpline any time of the day or night with questions, concerns, or access to other community resources: 1-844-4BF-BABY.

Bemus Point FD to Receive Grant M&T Bank Allots $2,300 to Fire Department for Extraction Equipment By Brady Wesp

M&T Bank recently gave a Grant of $2,300 to the Bemus Point Fire Department. An important part of the Bemus area, these funds plan to be used towards the purchase of

new extraction equipment according to Bemus Point Fire Chief Mike Winne. “This equipment is used to stabilize unstable vehicles to safely extract the patrons inside,” stated Winne. “Right now we are at the mercy of the bank and do not have an

exact date or time when our new equipment will arrive.” Our first responders provide a selfless and invaluable service to the community.  When it’s people are in need they ensure they return home to their families safe and sound.

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Taste the Difference: An 1850s Farm to Table Event : May 18th : Busti Victorian Hall, Jamestown

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Reg Lenna Fundraiser Center for Arts to Host Wine & Appetizer Fundraiser with Bag & String Wine Merchants

t C s s s d n a , d o g , Reg Lenna Center for The d Arts is hosting a fundraiser n with food, drink and fun on e their stage with Bag & String Wine Merchants, Friday, May g 19 at 7pm. A variety of wines paired with light appetizers , will be offered as well as ideas for summer entertaining and enjoyment. Participants will be given a punch card to use at the five wine and appetizer stations - including desserts. Proceeds benefit the operation

of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, which will announce its 2017-18 season during the event. Reg Board Member and Development Committee chairperson Mary Kohl is looking forward to the event. “We worked with Bag & String on a recent fundraiser that was well received.”, said Kohl. She continued, “We’re offering participants the opportunity to choose the same

wine more than once with their card purchase too if they prefer one style over another.” The cost for the evening is $30 per person. No fees will be charged if purchased in person or over the phone. Online purchases include an additional convenience fee of $3. Those interested may call 716.484.7070 or visit our box office at 116 E. 3rd St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 50 spots are available for the event. Bag & String Wine Merchants is owned and operated by Sam Whitmore - who has 15 years of experience in the wine industry. Their primary goals are to provide unparalleled service, wine education and a selection that meets customers’ needs and budget. The staff of Wine Specialists strives to meet and exceed customer expectations and are passionate about helping customers explore the enchanting world of wine. Tickets for the 2017-18 Reg Presents season will go on sale to the general public on June 1.

Southwestern Sweeps

Just a Few Short Years, Coach Farris’ Team Dominates All of WNY

Ice Breaker Invitational, Chautauqua Lake, Lakewood, April 22, sailing

Rochester – In the last regional event of the season, Southwestern secured its spot as the dominant team in WNY in High School Sailing. The team, led by Coach, Hunter Farris, previously placed 2nd in all of New York at the Mallory Cup Qualifier in King’s Point. In their final New York regional event on Saturday May 6, high school sailors from Southwestern Central and Maple Grove trounced the competition from Buffalo and Rochester at the Rochester Invitational. Wind ranged from 5 to 15 knots coming out of the south, with a strong current and shifty conditions on the water. Cameron Turner skippered, with Abigale Kreinheder as crew in A

Division, and Patrick Kelly skippered, with Madeline Wight (Maple Grove HS) as crew in B Division. Both A and B Division teams dominated the course winning 9 out of 12 total races held throughout the day, securing 1st overall for the event. “We are extremely proud of our sailors and their efforts out on the water in taking 1st,” said Coach Hunter Farris, “and look forward to their continued hard work and success at our next regatta.” Final Results Rochester Invitational, May 6: Southwestern/Maple Grove 18 pts - 1st place Mercy McQuaid - 43 pts 2nd place Pittsford - 45 pts - 3rd place Harley Allendale Columbia 43 pts - 4th place

Webster - 51 pts - 5th place St Joseph’s - 53 pts - 6th place Two weeks prior, Southwestern also came out on top at the annual Ice Breaker Regatta in Lakewood. For three years, The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation (CLCSF) hosted the Ice Breaker Regatta for high school sailing late in April. Local teams from Southwestern, and Maple Grove, competed against sailors from the New York area including Buffalo and Rochester at the Lakewood waterfront off Richard O. Hartley Park. The Southwestern High School team will next attend The Foundry Regatta in Cleveland, Ohio on May 20th and 21st. For information on High School Sailing, or community sailing programs contact CLCSF Sailing Director, Hunter Farris at (716) 720-1550 or email Farris at SailCLCSF@gmail. com. Information may also be found at Final Results Ice Breaker Regatta: 1 - Southwestern 1 2 - Buffalo Seminary/ Nichols/Olcott 3 - Buffalo Seminary 4 - Pittsford 5 - Fairport/Webster 6 - Southwestern 2 7 - St. Joseph’s Academy

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If you think that all vegetable oils are healthy then think again! Refined vegetable oils are marketed as being “heart healthy” but in fact, just the opposite is true. Refined vegetable oils are generally made from seeds that have been heavily treated with pesticides and extracted using a variety of toxic chemicals. They are also high in Omega 6 which is a component of fat that causes inflammation and increases cancer risk. To make it worse, these oils become rancid when heated

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which causes damage to our cells and membranes. In 1997, a study was published that followed participants for 20 years tracking the type of fat and oils that they were consuming. The results showed unequivocally that people who consumed mostly high omega 6 oils had 77% increased risk of heart attacks compared to those consuming fats such as butter. The oils to avoid include canola oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, grapeseed oil, margarine, peanut oil, safflower oil, shortening,

soybean oil, sunflower oil, fake butter or vegetable oil products. It is a tough challenge avoiding these oils because almost any processed food contains these damaging oils. The best thing to do is to avoid processed foods as much as possible. What fats and oils should we be consuming? For many, this will be a hard transition because we’ve been told for the last 20 years to consume the above vegetable oils for optimum health. Healthy fats include coconut oil, butter, lard, tallow, olive oil, and avocado oil. These oils (with the exception of olive oil which can only be lightly heated) can withstand moderate heat without going rancid and are actually healthy for you! If possible, choose an organic source of your healthy fats to avoid chemicals and pesticides. At our office, we see patients becoming healthier when decreasing sugars and carbohydrates and increasing their healthy fat intake. Yours in health, Jeffrey Barkstrom Barkstrom Natural Health and Acupuncture

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By Maria Perron In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we’ve just celebrated and Spring, here is a reprise of a blog article about my mother. In the early days of their marriage, my mother enjoyed moving furniture in the house to suit her mood. She enjoyed finding new directions to place sofas, chairs and her bed, until that fateful night when Dad came home late, went into the bedroom in the dark and sat down on the bed........only the bed wasn’t in its spot and he landed on the floor. That was the end of my mother’s furniture arranging. And so, with Dad’s restrictions relegated to leaving everything where it


Cont. From Cover in contact with a cheese company that, at the time, used the Ashville Plant that Castelli America now inhabits. It stood out to them for many reasons, including that the area offered plenty of milk, plenty of people to meet labor demands and the plant itself appeared to be something that would function well for them. They worked with the previous cheese company as well as the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) to eventually set up shop. When asking Bensabat how the CCIDA assisted in the transition here, he couldn’t say enough about them. They were incredibly important in bringing Castelli America’s vision to fruition, taking a large hand in guiding them through the process of opening the plant and offering

was, my creativity became mine. I think it was because stifled too when I attempted it wasn’t as well-known a to change things in the house.  career to either of my parents. What I could do, however, It wasn’t until I accidentally was change the plastic fell upon the practice of flowers.  Mom loved real interior design later in my plants but with babies and lack 20’s were any of us aware my of time pushing her in other creativeness could be a career. directions, she indulged in Today with so many beautiful plastics.  There were vases of silk renditions of reality on different colors, styles and size the market, I still change the and various kinds of flowers.  flowers but in my own home. Each season, sifting through Silks, no longer the unrealistic Mom’s stuff, it was usually looking artifacts of the past, possible to find several vases have been used generously that could be used within a in model and show homes, theme in my head. Since offices and wherever greenery buying something wasn’t an can enhance a spot.  I mean, option, what she had needed who wants to water plants to be used, re-used or created anyway?  Not me.  I don’t in a way to suit the season. have a green thumb and can’t Mom enjoyed watching seem to remember a plant’s me plot and plan, carefully name or what type of food it choosing which went where needs or how often. So, that and how each went together.  chore is left to my husband Seeing how much joy it gave who aces it every time. me to decorate our house, I loved my job at home. It Mom decided it would now gave me a sense of purpose be my “job” to change the and made me feel an flowers each season. important part of our home. What neither of us knew This beautiful memory is at the time was this was the recreated every season and beginning of my budding will continue to cause a smile career in decorating and on my face, thinking of home design.  Mom, an incredible every time the seasons change force for pushing the and my bins of silks open once development of any spark of again revealing their beauty creativity she saw in us kids, just waiting to be shown. totally missed the mark on Thanks, Mom. solutions, incentives and support at all times. Bensabat shares, “without the CCIDA, to be candid with you, I do not believe that the deal would have happened.” Castelli America has successfully started their plant in Ashville, NY and offers a great deal to the community. The plant is running smoothly, cheese production started several months ago and about 80 people, mostly local citizens, are currently employed there. They value being a part of the town, feeling grateful for the opportunity to support local farmers, both Amish and otherwise, from whom they obtain milk for the cheese products. The cheese they produce in Ashville, NY is sold on three levels, to: 1) large distributors in the food service trade, 2) industrial manufacturers that create products such as stuffed pasta and 3) the retail trade under their brand name. Nuova Castelli has been in business in Northern

Italy since 1892, and is one of the oldest cheese companies there. Not only that, but it is the largest Italian manufacturer of high quality European cheeses, referred to as Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) cheeses. These include Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Mozzarella de Bufala, just to name a few. This realm of cheese is protected by specific rules and guidelines designed to maintain integrity and high standards. Being the number one PDO producer in Italy speaks volumes to the excellence and integrity of the company. As a company dating back to the late 1800’s, they are very proud of their heritage, knowledge and expertise, and are overjoyed to be into Chautauqua County. They look forward to developing their business further, expanding their product lines and being part of the community for many years to come.

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Practical Intuitive:

The Fifth Agreement

May 18 - 24, 2017 ~ The Ledger ~ Page 5

Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen

Vicki Wagoner The Practical Intuitive In my last article, I wrote about how the book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, was one of the most life changing books I’ve read. It is based on the Toltec wisdom of how to become aware of self-limiting beliefs, offering simple yet effective guidance of “personal conduct” to change your life. In this article, I continue with The Fifth Agreement, written by Don Miguel Ruiz and son Don Jose Ruiz. It takes one deeper into the awareness of ones’ own power, offering the opportunity to reclaim “the authenticity we were born with” and back to embrace “a reality of truth, love, and joy”. This agreement is: BE SKEPTICAL, BUT LEARN TO LISTEN Don’t believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear: Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind the words, and you will understand the real message. A woman I have known for a very long time, “Sally”, has increasingly over the years made me skeptical of what I said and did; how I said and

did things; and, questioning why she said the things to me that she says to no else. This led me to question myself about other areas of my life. I would try to talk with her about it but she would quickly turn the discussion back on me, “That’s right. It’s always about you”. Or, simply cut me short in mid-sentence with, “Don’t put it back on me”. Many times, I just “bit my lip” knowing that no matter what I tried to say or to explain my actions, it wouldn’t be heard. I often felt confused, frustrated and angry with her. And, being honest, I was mostly angry with myself for allowing it to get to that point and to get to me! Her disrespectful and condescending attitude wore on our relationship along with my lack of self-respect and setting stronger boundaries. Angry and hurt, like the saying goes, “The straw that broke the camel’s back”, I had my “straw” moment. I couldn’t bear to spend time with her, talk with her on the phone or even text her. I knew I had to end our relationship. And, I had to embrace the truth that because I loved her, wanting to keep my relationship with her, I had allowed myself to become a victim. That stung the most! The Fifth Agreement reminded me to focus on the statement, “Is it truth? Listen to the intent behind the words”. Once I questioned the intent of why Sally treated me the way she did, I realized it wasn’t about me. The truth is she is a very unhappy person. Having been wounded from childhood abuse, never fully dealing with it, she was still

believing the “lies” she was told. Acknowledging the undercurrent of unworthiness, lack of confidence and faith in herself, I understood the “real message” of why she was critical toward me. Living in fear her whole life, she doesn’t want to or perhaps can’t embrace the fact that I have and continue to change “my story” from childhood; gained confidence in myself; feeling deserving of respectful, loving relationships; and, have courage to pursue my passions and dreams. Projecting the pain of her stories onto me was a way to distract herself, to make herself feel better and powerful, a temporary escape from her own reality. When we become “skeptical” of the stories we have learned from childhood influences - parents, teachers, friends, society – we begin to change the relationship within ourselves, shifting our relationship with others, turning lies into truth, suffering into living joyfully. Even though it was a challenging decision to end my relationship with Sally, I had to do it for me. I am hopeful we will eventually reunite because I love her. She’s my sister. I encourage you to get both books, The Four Agreements and The Fifth Agreement. It will transform your life and of those around you! Vicki Wagoner: The Practical Intuitive – assisting you to change your perspective to change your life! Office and phone sessions available. (239) 248-0586;; Facebook: Vicki Wagoner – The Practical Intuitive

Garden Girl: Mercurial


May is the Month to Return to the Great Outdoors

By Linda K. Yates Artist & Gardener

Warren PA the (814)723-4560 Don’t worry, Mercury growing exuberantly retrograde dates of May are behind us, but May is certainly a capricious, fickle, moody, flighty and whimsical month. It has been a nice long drawn out early spring in our little corner of New York which is just fine with me as when summer arrives it seems to fly by. Temperatures have been below average and the cool days have kept the flowers in bloom and the blossoms on the trees for a nice longer than usual time. (We gardener’s look for the good in the weather even when it’s not so hot out.) For the dedicated enthusiast there’s lots to be done and the cooler temps are perfect for the chores: weeding, edging, mulching, transplanting and so on. But the pitch is rising with the calendar moving closer to Memorial Day, the official beginning of summer around here. And there’s a rumor that the days this week will be more temperate or above average so ‘Yay’ and we are going to try to be ready.   “To be the agent whose touch changes nature from a wild force to a work of art is inspiration of the highest order.”  ~ Bob Rodale I like this thought as all of the effort expended in the gardens over the years is so gratifying especially now in mid May. Everything is

and with abandon. Everyday is a new experience. Today was simply magical and looked so much different than yesterday. The purple starry Alliums (ornamental onions) have popped open overnight as well as the Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea Montana) of the deepest sharpest blue. They are both most welcome here and are good at self-propagation. The pink and white Bleeding Hearts have appeared with the late blooming narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’. She is a beautiful grand finale pairing with the most prized ‘Poeticus’. Their fragrance is delicious which will sustain us with the memory of it for a long, long time. The woods are alive with sweet smelling Honeysuckle bushes in whites and pinks. Even the skunk cabbages are as beautiful as a giant hostas. The wild ferns are rampant and luxurious and accented by the over jealous yellow flowered variegated Lamium and the tiny white starflowers of The Star of Bethlehem that grow thick in the woods.   I am totally impressed this year by the increase in the Spanish Bluebells that have been here for forever and are now also flourishing in a pure white and a sometimes a purplish pink shade. Our favorite Bluebell was found on the property 30 years

ago and the white ones were confiscated by me from across the creek from an abandoned home next to a former Lupine field. The Lupines once grew in Greenhurst in acres of fields back then. I also found there a few left over Peonies, Colchicums, a few Bearded Iris and hoards of Hemerocallis (day lilies). All are prospering here still.      But back to unpredictable May. No matter what the weather this month the plants are going to do their thing. I’m so excited to see the return of the colorful Japanese Primroses around the frog pond and the explosion of blue Camassias. I’m proud of this flower that I chose for myself and found that they like it here and they have multiplied generously. Camassia are spring-flowering bulbs with tall racemes of blue starlike blooms or spires over 2 feet tall. They are very dramatic and blend nicely with the other blues and purples. The gardens are mostly all blues, whites and purples with the exception of the Japanese primroses. They are magenta, pinks and coral. But they are segregated and fine where they are. They love the wet boggy soil around the pond.     So we will let flukey May have her way with us because the rewards are ridiculously wonderful. This explosion of horticultural delight is perfectly fine with me. I hope you are also enjoying your spring gardens and all of the mid-May unusuals as well as the standard beauties like Trilliums, Jack in the Pulpits, Brunneras and Lilies of the valley. This crazy cool weather is making them long lasting. And we still have 2 more weeks of May. Hooray!   “I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I work in the garden.” - John Erskine 

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Cont. From Cover Lake issues. Sue O’Reilly from the Adirondacks Watershed Institute will discuss the New York State Watercraft Stewardship Program. Chautauqua Lake has a volunteer program that encourages boat owners to clean their boats before launch on the Lake. Jennifer Russo, SUNY Fredonia researcher, will discuss results of the algae bloom research which has been continuing on the Lake. Jonathan Townsend, manager of Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will discuss the importance of Chautauqua Lake’s natural

resources. CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe said that he hoped residents will come to the annual meeting and the informational sessions ahead of time. He has been with the CLA since the 1980’s and was Director of Operations at Chautauqua Institution for 30 years before he retired. The perennial question is “ how will the weeds be this year”? Conroe said that they were not seeing an unusual start of growth though there was a thin ice covering this past winter. “How it will end up is a question. If there is anything I have learned, Mother Nature is in charge,” Conroe said. This year’s budget is $678,

967 and it will fund the traditional reduced program which cuts and picks up Lake weeds. The CLA employs approximately 30. Conroe said that the new minimum wage requirements add an additional $10,000 to the budget. The starting wage is $9.75 and $12.25 is the highest wage. Conroe said that the minimum wage increase has had no impact on the number of job applicants. Conroe said that the CLA has no formal role in the development of a new sewer district. However, he did say that the CLA attends many of the meetings and thinks that the discussion is very encouraging.


operating in Jamestown where ended his presentation with it was primarily operated a short quiz on history and on Spring Street. Kenneth the Civil War.  Chuck Janiga Cont. From Cover Springirth, accomplished gave a presentation on Model that is alive.  It is important we rail author described how Trains and the history of model celebrate National Train Day fortunate Jamestown was trains.  He also gave people an as a part of the development of to be on the cutting edge of idea of where to go if they had our community and our great development with rail and questions regarding the hobby nation—without the railroad trolley development—along of model trains.  Ed Patton of our country would not be what with the fact Jamestown was the Heritage Discovery Center the only community within Buffalo talked about the future it is. There were three parts to the 100 miles to celebrate National of railroading in the Western rail celebration this year.  The Train Day.  Tim Anderson, a New York Area—along with first part was actual train and local rail enthusiast did an in- history of railroading in the rail components.  There were depth slide presentation on the Jamestown area.  Chad Ecklof train exhibits and displays. history of rail in Jamestown finished the presentations Kenneth Springirth, renowned and the entire area.  John with demonstrations on rail author of more than 20 Siggins did a report on United photography centering on books about the rail industry, States presidential visits by rail railroad and trains. The second part of the was present to sign books to Jamestown.  He described and answer questions.  The a visit by Ulysses Grant and event was the “Taste of the Viscose Steam Engine #6 was Theodore Roosevelt along Trail” Wine Festival.   It was presented by the Media parked on Third Street for all with his Rough Riders.  to see.  There were toy trains Roosevelt was running for One Group and Northwest for view and sales along with President of the United States Arena.  It featured Lake Erie and came by train along with Wine Country along with operating toy train layouts. This was a celebration of great his Rough Riders (who raced our local wine trail.  The American history.  All through up and down the tracks with wineries provided wine tasting the day a number of speakers American flags).  Jamestown and participants received commemorative wine tasting made presentations about the was a great campaign stop. railroad and rail history on In addition Brian Teagarden, glasses.  Raffles and prizes the second floor of Northwest who is a reenactor, gave an were provided for those Arena.  Bob Johnston and excellent presentation on the attending—the event was held Kenneth Michener gave in Civil War and the driving on Rink B at Northwest Arena. depth presentations on the of the golden spike joining See “TRAIN” Right renovation of the last trolley the east and west by rail.  He


Cont. From Cover five boats in the showroom; including a 20-foot long 1963 Caravelle, restored by David Lawson, Jr. Looking up, they see boats suspended from the ceiling - big, small, and long - like the “Apocalypse,” a 44foot long rowing shell used by the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association in 2008. In 1918 David S. Lawson purchased the property and founded The Lawson Boat & Engine Co., Inc., providing storage and servicing of boats and automobiles. In the early 1920’s Lawson built custom boats, row boats, sailboats and motor boats. The Lawson family devoted themselves to boating as their livelihood. The next decade welcomed an early airplane enthusiast and the business was renamed L.S. Aero Marine. David Lawson, Jr., a staple at the Lawson Center today, reflected on his childhood and being around the boating industry. “I grew up here; I was five years older than my sister, Jean,” he said. “In the 1920’s there were autos in the garage and boats downstairs.” After WWII, his dad bought some of the beams and rafters from the Chris Craft plant that operated from August 1945 – 1947 in Falconer and incorporated


them in his building. “When I came back from the Navy, my sister and I ran the business together for years, with her in the show room,” Lawson said. In 1959 L.S. Aero Marine was turned over to Lawson and his sister. Circumstances changed as the years passed and the business closed. The building sat unused until 2009 when Lawson was approached with the idea of opening the Center as a museum. In 2010 he donated the property for the purpose of creating a museum and educational center. David Bargar, president of the Lawson Boating Heritage Center, said countless hours of work by volunteers restored the building, keeping most of it the same as the original. On May 19, 2012, the Center opened. “June 9th this year is our 5th year anniversary party,” Bargar said. “We will be celebrating with our members and volunteers who have made it all possible.” On the lower level one can view through windows the restoration work being done on boats in the shop, work that continues year round. Lawson is currently restoring a 17-foot canoe from the early 1900’s. Known as a “courting canoe,” where both occupants face each other, this canoe was probably from the Boston, MA area. Upon completion, it will be placed in the show room. Children have fun learning

and performing store along with being a Billboard Pop Sensation. Brielle donated Cont. From Left her performance to benefit the WCA Foundation, A Fresh The third part of National Start Fund, CASAC and Train Day was held in Mental Health Association to ‘Shawbucks’ Restaurant.  aid in the fight against drug It was called “Rocking addiction. For Recovery” and was a Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua concert and awareness fair. County Executive, stated It was a free event for all Chautauqua County has ages of the community and facilities to help deal with featured a live performance the drug addiction problem, by Brielle Edborg, recording and that he feels we are

about boating at the “Captain Kid’s Helm” area and sitting in an Opti (Optimist), the kidsize racing pram. Educating youth is a focus of the Center. “All the local schools bring kids up to 6th grade to visit us,” Bargar said. Also on display is a 42-inch long cedar Barkentine “Heritage” toy sailboat from the 1930’s that sailed on the lake prior to WWII. Nearby is an Old Town Double Ender that was purchased in 1963 and was used for fishing Chautauqua muskies. Upstairs, a spacious room and outdoor deck offer a place for gatherings. “The facility is available for rent for weddings, proms and annual meetings,” said Craig Butler, director of exhibits. “Events that rent the Center have full use of the museum and we have catering facilities,” he said. In the room’s perimeter, photographs and other items “tell” stories. A 24-foot mahogany and brass straight edge from the renowned Chris Craft plant is exhibited vertically through the floorboard. Off to one side is a handmade skate sail and pair of skates from 1930’s and 40’s. House - May 20 from 10 am to 3 pm; Rock ‘n Row Fundraiser - June 11 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Memorial Day to Mid-September, Wed. and Sun. 1 pm to 5 pm; Sat. 10 am to 5 pm.

making progress working to eliminate this problem. Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive also spoke on the drug addiction problem explaining  Opioid Addiction is happening on  a national level and all are working to eradicate this problem. This was a great weekend for Jamestown.  It brought many people downtown to recognize a number of very important issues—maybe we are on the right track!

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Cont. From Cover FLW was a character, this communication was not simple. In these early years mail was slow and the shipping of needed materials was often complicated. The Darwin Martin House in Buffalo was a job that Darwin D. Martin (1865-1935), Corporate Secretary of the Larkin Comy, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build in 1903. O.S. Lang was hired as the General Contractor for the home that was built from 1903-1905, occupied by Darwin and his wife Isabelle Reidpath Martin. He was also the General Contractor for the William R. Heath house in Buffalo built in 1903-1904. O.S. Lang was an interesting man, moving to where he saw business opportunities. In 1901 he owned a home in Buffalo and advertised rooms for rent for $1.00 during the 1901 Pan American Exposition. Always looking for the next opportunity, he advertised in THE CHAUTAUQUAN in January of 1913, (excerpt): O.S. Lang - Bungalow Specialist, Maple Springs, NY Note—I have recently moved my business from Buffalo to Maple Springs on Chautauqua Lake, where I have in operation a Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; that I may give special attention to the great increase in building around Chautauqua Lake. Address: O.S. LANG, Bungalow Specialist, Maple Springs, NY. On January 25, 1913 Mr. and Mrs. Lang welcomed the whole community of Maple Springs introducing them to his newly built home LANGHURST, which is located at 4780 Whiteside Parkway. “About fifty accepted the invitation and spent a delightful evening. The new home of Mr. and Mrs. Lang is Swiss Chalet in style while the interior arrangement is very convenient. The finish is in mission style with paneled ceilings and polished floors.” He had begun his building frenzy around Lake Chautauqua. The Chautauquan Weekly, January 23, 1913 stated “Mr. O.S. Lang, who has erected ten bungalows on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, has recently moved from Buffalo to Maple Springs where he is operating a planing mill and lumber yard. As soon as the weather is favorable Mr. Lang expects to commence the erection of more bungalows.” The homes


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This is the living room of the home of O.S. Lang built and made his home in Maple Springs. This “Swiss Chalet” style home, built in 1913, was named LANGHURST. The ceiling has the paneled design of an Arts and Crafts home, while the fireplace is a signature feature of the homes designed and built by O.S. Lang.

he built had classic Frank Lloyd Wright features, many indistinguishable from an actual FLW design. The Falconer Jones house in Bemus Point was built on Lakeside Drive in 1915 and moved to Summit Park Drive in Bemus Point around 1998. He built the Maple Springs Union Church in 1912-13 and began the first Sunday School. This dwelling is now a private residence. He built The Boys Club in Maple Springs and ran a boys program, complete with indoor basketball and a bowling alley. This dwelling later became the original Fire Hall, now is a private residence. Other homes in the area are the Chedwell house, built for Charles Edgar Welch in 1914 on the former Starr Farm land, overlooking Lake Chautauqua. In 1909 he built a classic Arts & Crafts Bungalow for Charles O. Taylor in 1909 in Chautauqua Institution. He built the identical home in Westfield in 1911. What ties all these homes together is the signature fieldstone fireplace with a simple mission mantle, as shown in the interior photograph. He built small bungalows in the Chedwell area, said to be for visiting clergy at Chautauqua

Institution. Many other Maple Springs homes appear to be O.S. Lang designs, with the classic brackets on the oversized overhang, diamond windows, as well as the similar fireplaces. This was the time that Johnson and Prather of Jamestown bought the Maple Springs property from Sarah Bemus, which is described as the Whiteside Allotment. Many homes were built for speculation during 1908 and 1914, which are similar in style to the homes built by O.S. Lang. No documentation has been found as to whether Johnson & Prather contracted with O.S. Lang to build the homes. In 1917 Mr. and Mrs. Lang transitioned to Florida. Several factors appeared to play a role in the move. Decline in his health, the entry of the U.S. into the war put a chill on the housing market, ongoing struggles with alimony to Lang’s first wife and the Broadhead monopoly on transporting lumber via steamboat and rail raised the prices of shipping which cut into profit margins. For further information on O.S. Lang or a power point presentation email:

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Our Visit to Ella the Pink Elephant at 21 Brix Winery

By Lou Drago The fourth stop of our recent mini Lake Erie Wine Trail Tour was to 21 Brix Winery. We were greeted upon arrival by Ella the Pink Elephant standing guard at the winery gates. Over the years, Sue and I have met Kris Kane, one of the owners and winemakers of 21 Brix Winery several times, but this was our first visit to the winery located at Route 20 Portland, between Westfield and Brocton. The story of 21 Brix starts in 1960 when Tren and Mary Jordon purchased a 12 acre Concord grape farm in Portland, NY. Working with their son Mike, the farm grew to 300 acre growing 16 varieties of grape over 225 acres, plus acres of sweet and sour cherries. Although the winery opened September 2011, the true beginning happened years earlier around the Jordan kitchen table when Kris Kane discussed with his parents, Mike and Marion

Jordan his dream to open a winery. Kris was a junior at Canisius College majoring in Biology/Pre-Med. However working on the family farm during high school and college breaks, he realized his true passion was out in the vineyards. After years of planning and building the dream became a reality in Sept 2011 when 21 Brix opened its tasting room to the public. The layout of the winery building is designed to have a great time. The wine tasting bar is manned by very knowledgeable tenders and can easily handle a large crowd comfortably. One end of the bar offers several New York State craft beers to sample. Strewn throughout the building are many comfortable leather chairs and couches arranged in conversation pits. Plenty of tables are available to enjoy their appetizers. 21 Brix does a variety of activities to amuse and entertain their visitors. For instance, the last Saturday of the month 21 Brix brings in local entertainment under the label of “Brix and Beats”. Local music artist Sean Patrick McGraw performs May 27th a must see performer. The winery has a wide variety of award winning wines to choose from including dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines - something for everyone’s palette. Cabernet Sauvignon is rich ruby red color, with a strong black currant and allspice aromas, a smooth and nice lingering finish from the oak barrels aging. The Merlot has a deep, rich flavor with pronounced blackberry and licorice nose. The faint hint of toasted oak gives a very pleasing, well-balanced finish

and makes this a very nice wine paired with a red meat meal. Noiret wines have become one of our favorites to sample at each winery. This Noiret has that peppery first taste we come to expect and a nice strong berry fruit middle. The nice, soft finish on the palate made this a memorable wine. One of the more unique wines we had was the Portland. This red wine had the strong peppery bite reminiscent of the base Noiret grape with strong berry fruit tastes. Aging for two years in American Oak barrels infuses the wine intense barrel aromas. The Portland was a great wine we enjoyed. We usually enjoy sampling the Riesling wines from each winery and 21 Brix was no different. The Semi-Dry Riesling gave the taste buds the sour apple flavor and very clean crisp and slightly tart finish we like; definitely a keeper. Meanwhile the Sweet Riesling is a bit different with the aromas of peach and a slightly sweet citrusy finish. Served chilled this is another very pleasant drinkable wine. Ella’s Red is a multiple contest winner. This wine has the earthy aromas of fresh grapes. Leave the first sip linger and the delicious flavors of jam and grape juice erupt on your tongue. This wine would be a perfect complement to star gazing on a warm summer evening. Ella’s White has the fresh fruity aroma of white grape with hints of pear. The long, smooth finish makes you want a second sip. Our final taste was the Thirsty Elephant - a delicious blend of varieties with the sweet nose See “BRIX” Right


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In celebration of the National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USROWING the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association is participating by hosting two sessions. No experience necessary, ages 14-99. The cost for adults is $60.00 for 5 sessions, $30.00 for students SESSION 1: Saturday June 3, 9am-12pm begins with 3 stations. 1) Boat Terminology, The ERG (rowing machine), 2) The

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Stone magazine as one of the “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.” Joining the bill is the percussion rock group from Pittsburgh, PA, Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. Donovan was one of the founding members of the band Rusted Root and is nationally known wellness and percussion instructor. Acoustic performer and touring musician Tyler Smilo from Erie, PA will open the concert.   Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.  Gates for the show open at 12:00 p.m., with music starting at 2:00 p.m.  The concert will feature music, activities, artists, food and beer services. Concert attendees

can take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park, making it the United States largest outdoor sculpture park. The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10 minute walk uphill to the festival site. There will be a shuttle service that will help attendees get to the concert area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. As a special treat for Maniac fans. The day before the concert, Saturday, July 15, band members John & Mary will be playing a free show at Madigan’s, 44 Washington Street in Ellicottville. The duo has several albums, in addition to their work with 10,000 Maniacs.

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this pleasant wine is one of our favorites here at 21Brix. Must admit over the years Cont. From Left we enjoyed this wine several of jam and, believe or not, times watching sunsets over cotton candy, and tastes of Chautauqua Lake. It comes fresh sweet cherries. Chilled, as no surprise that Thirsty

Elephant has won multiple awards in competitions across the US. Pleasant wines enjoyed in a comfortable setting makes the 21 Brix Winery a great place to visit.

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