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Water Street Brass

Changes In Chautauqua

Worldwide Approach Keeps Local Bussiness Revenue in Comm.

Much is New at the Traditionally Traditional CHQ. Institution

Events A SERIES OF BIBLE TALKS Ashville Free Library, Ashville PINT NIGHT

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICK OFF Midway State Park, Bemus Point BEACH CLUB OPENING PARTY Sunset Bay Beach Club, Irving COMMUNITY YARD &GARAGE SALES Villages of Mayville, Chautauqua & Dewittville CROSS ROADS FARM & CRAFT MARKET Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market FREDONIA FARMERS MARKET Church Street, Fredonia WESTFIELD FARMERS’ & ARTISANS’ MARKET

FUN WITH FUNGUS: GROWING SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS The Heron, Sherman SUNSET BAY PADDLE FEST Cabana Sam’s Sunset Bay Grill, Irving WALKING TOUR JAMESTOWN CHURCHES Fenton History Center, Jamestown CHAUTAUQUA-LAKE ERIE ART TRAIL OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Lakewood custom decorative hardware company exports a product and imports dollars into the community.

Yacht”. CTC director Andrew Borba said that the play is being work shopped here before moving to the Manhattan Theater Club in New York City next year. Tickets are $20 and available at the Chautauqua

designing pieces for people from Las Angeles to Canada, and When you think of inspiration internationally as well. and triumphing over adversity, you may not immediately picture incorporated in 2014 in Lakewood, a business, but Water Street Brass, Jamestown harnesses the a Lakewood custom decorative inspiration and nostalgia behind hardware company, is an example their dream, and is where they of just those qualities. Having began their entrepreneurial journey, found a unique way to combat the launching the business there in trend of shipping jobs overseas, 2013. Jamestown’s history is they have brought over 30 jobs to the community since 2014, See “HARDWARe” PAge 6

Much is new in the traditionally traditional Chautauqua Institution 2017 Season which begins June 24. There is a new Amphitheater, a new President and a new VP of Marketing. And, a harbinger of Aretha Franklin’s anticipated and the shape a new expanded season sold out performance opens the might take, the announcement that nine-week season though it is not the Chautauqua Theater Company 7:30pm, June 9 and 10 pre-season communications director said that reading performance of Anthony See “CHAUTAUQUA” PAge 6 Giardina’s play, “Dan Cody’s

Jamestown Jammers Opener

CHQ. Lake Rowing Association

College Baseball season Begins June 1, 2017

“Rock n’ Row”Fundraiser, June 11 at TLC in Bemus, Pt.

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LUCILLE BALL-DESI ARNAZ BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Well it does not seem possible but it is that time of year again when the baseball players have started to arrive in Jamestown

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICK OFF Midway State Park, Bemus Point BEATS AT THE BRIX MUSIC SERIES 21 Brix Winery, Portland

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Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

ESTATE WINE PAIRING DINNER: “ROMANCE IN FRANCE”

Finishing construction on the new Amphitheater. Photo/Lee Stein

Diethrick Park in Jamestown is another great asset Jamestown has that other communities do not have. For more info: www. jamestownbaseball.com

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will be the Saugerties Stallions. A Fan Feature of this game The Fan Feature is “2 for 1 Thursday.” It is part of the Perfect Collegiate Baseball League. The game will be played in Russell Diethrick Jr. Park located on Falconer Street next to Jamestown Community College. One can almost smell the peanuts and crackerjack already. of Trish Rasberry who is Vice President of Ticket Sales, Austin Alonge Director of Sport Marketing See “JAMMeRS” PAge 7

At the Creamery: Fondue ... Page B6 Memorial Day Tip: Fun + Friends = Fondue

As the club operates with all volunteer help, fundraising has been the key to surviving in the community for the past twelve years. Photo, Lee Stein

BY KATHLEEN MCCARTHY The Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association Inc. is excited to announce their fundraiser to be held at the Lawson Boating Heritage Center at 73 Lakeside Dr. in Bemus Point. The event is taking place on

Chautauqua County Museums

Sunday June 11 from 4-7pm. This venue has the best view of the lake and all the surrounding happenings. As part of the event the guests will be able to tour the museum. The museum was established in 2010 See “ROW” PAge 7

Midway State Park

Sheridan Historical Society By Beverly A. Hazen To get a glimpse of what took place living in a small town in the 1800 – 1900’s when life centered around being at home on a farm and attending community get-togethers, visit the Sheridan Historical Society at 2702 Route 20, in Sheridan, north of Fredonia, NY. The country folk of that time shared a patriotic spirit and attended gatherings of the International Order of Odd Fellows, whose motto was “Fellowship, Love, Truth,” and the “Grange,” the national organization of farmers united by the strong and faithful tie of agriculture. Housed in the former International Order of Odd Fellows Hall, the Sheridan Historical Society (SHS), chartered in 2000, presents wall displays of the Odd Fellows banners

What could be more fun than sharing food together with friends especially during a big long weekend like this coming Memorial Day weekend.

men’s organization. A noteworthy collection of items pertaining to the Rebekah Lodge, the Odd Fellows’ female counterpart, is shown as well. While looking at pink Rebekah banners, Mary Langworthy, President of the Sheridan Historical Society, said, “People who see this say that we have quite a collection of the Rebekah items.” Sheridan town history displays are spread among two

BY KATHLEEN MCCARTHY

Hall, housed the Town Hall in the 1970’s and held the Town Court for a couple years, before being purchased by the SHS last fall. There remains a “peek hole” in the upstairs Hall door for checking out those who wanted to enter the oblong room that has a raised platform at each

“During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s many trolley and railroad companies owned and operated amusement parks across the nation. During the weekdays the rail and trolley lines were busy transporting passengers to and from their workplaces, as well as hauling freight. To boost patron business on the weekends, rail companies introduced amusement parks as the perfect family outing. The entertainment facilities were commonly known as Trolley Parks during the day and usually offered picnic areas, sports Midway Park, A Century of Fun 1898-1998 by Ron Gustafson, 1996) Midway State Park is said to be the 16th oldest

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Publisher’s Word Be a Part of the Best Little Paper this Side of Chautauqua County 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 Lou Drago who writes our Day Trippin’ column with a focus on wineries and brweies. Lou Drago was born in New Jersey. He went to college at University of Notre Dame where he met his wife Susan. They both graduated in 1977. They have been married since 1980. All three of their daughters attended St Bonaventure University and they live nearby in WNY. They have been blessed with three granddaughters who they adore. He has worked in the banking business most of his working career including

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stops with HSBC and Key in-Bay Ohio. Bank. He is currently the Look for Lou’s next article on Lavery Brewing Company the Corry Jamestown Credit west of State St in Erie PA. in Union in Corry PA. Some of next week’s edition. his more interesting part time The Lakeside Ledger is jobs include table game dealer part of the Zimmer Media at the Seneca Alleghany LLC Newspaper Group Casino and as a part time and is always looking for paint rep for Glidden Paints. story ideas and writers. The Favorite passtimes include Ledger is printed weekly golf and watching sports and distributed on Thursdays particularly Notre Dame to more than 200 locations football. They try to attend in Chautauqua County at least one game back at (Lakewood, Celoron, Busti, school every year. He has Jamestown, Bemus and been a Buffalo Bills fan Mayville). Our mission is to bring you the latest regarding in a blinding November area events, business news, snowstorm shortly after he interesting people and moved to Buffalo in 1979. community happenings in an They moved to Lakewood, entertaining and informative NY Christmas 1985 and have weekly format. never thought about moving We look forward to working anywhere else. Favorite with and for you! places to visit Myrtle Beach Jeanine Zimmer Carlson, for golf, Key West (for too PublisherJeanine Zimmer much fun, I’m sure) and Put- Carlson, Publisher

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Respectfully Dispose of the American Flag, Did you know‌? WEEKLY COLUMN BY DONNA GERMAIN

much longer and are made of polyester and nylon. According to DuPont’s “Material Safety Data Sheet� burning nylon produces hazardous gases/ vapors. Fortunately a new nylon recycling process has been discovered that converts virtually 100% of a nylon

On July 4, 1960 the current 50 star version was adopted.

Recycle it. Yes recycle it. In nylon material which can September 1937, a ceremony be made into another new American Flag. So the way approved through Resolution to respectfully dispose of the #440 by the National Convention of the American and Stripes; Red, White and Legion meeting in New York Blue; Old Glory; The Star Spangled Banner is to recycle made of wool and cotton and it. Just so you know on June could be easily burned back 14, 1777 the original 13 star

folded, rest itched and patched to extend its life. So have

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have actually been recycled for years. In the 1800’s and 1900’s people would take two patch them together to make

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Village of Lakewood before, unveiling of a sailboat carving during or after the walk/run. started during the Lakewood’s The event runs through 3 p.m. Christmas in the Village event, and donated to the Take the opportunity to get village by the Tree Guys. It active with a variety of free will be at 1:00 p.m. by the classes from Eight Limbs beach house at the waterfront. Yoga and The Fitness Bunker. The Chautauqua Lake Guests can also try out yoga, Community Sailing hip-hop, or a signature Foundation members will interval training class. be on hand and sailors will All that exercising making offer sailing demonstrations, pending weather. a relaxing, nutritious meal As you stroll through at The Lakewood Diner, or the village and Richard O. “grab and go� with a healthy Hartley Park, there will shake at Lakeview Nutrition, be many other tents and located inside The Fitness vendors with information Bunker, but don’t forget your about upcoming events, perfect cup of nature’s energy health and wellness advice. boost at Ryders Cup Coffee. “I am looking forward to a For shoppers, many of our Chautauqua Avenue and philanthropy together all merchants will be open in one momentous occasion,� and offering specials or said Laurie Shults, EMC activities. Stop by Lakewood volunteer event coordinator. Apothecary to check out “I would also like to thank our the wide variety of natural, valuable committee members organic and healthy products. of Campbell Dawson, Carol Bag & String Wine Merchants Westfall and Salvatore stocks top quality wines and Rachuna who have helped spirits. Forge Fitness will with the organization of this be open and The Copper new community event.� Bell will be demonstrating For a more complete list of their great painting classes. participating organizations and The Lakewood Library activity time schedule, please will have special stress visit www.lakewoodny.com. relieving activities, and For more information about this is just a sampling. the event, contact Shults at Laughter is the best (716) 450-0396 or laurie@ medicine, so be prepared to shultsauto.com. If you laugh with some help from the would like to volunteer at the kids and DJ Campbell Dawson event, contact Scott Mekus at at the Lakewood Beach. (716) 720-0564 or smekus@ There will also be an eventzbyscott.com.

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Defenders of Freedom

More than four dozen local veterans recall their vivid WWII life and near death experiences in a series of video interviews that will be aired this Memorial Day weekend on Spectrum Cable Access Channel 19. Veteran Conrad King describes a deadly Kamikaze attack on the USS South Dakota that killed everyone else in his gun battery. He miraculously survives and his vessel later takes a frontrow berth for the Japanese surrender in the historic Tokyo Bay ceremony. “This local combat veteran had the opportunity to share his story before recently passing,â€? notes Greg Peterson, co-founder of the Robert H. Jackson Center. Peterson is the driving force behind the Defenders of Freedom project at the Center. The stories of g more than 135 veterans of s WWII and the Korean War e were recorded. e Other veterans interviewed t for the series include Basil e Spitale, who took a bullet . in the neck from a Japanese e sniper and awoke in a pile g of American dead awaiting l burial, Abie Abraham, a l survivor of the Bataan Death , . h . l CONT. FROM COVER d n , end and folding seats along . the sides for members to a view the Odd Fellows formal ceremonies. l Large informational panels â€? explain the town’s founding C in 1804, incorporation in . 1827, and promote Sheridan’s r agricultural history. “In our s early beginnings, agriculture, l including both animal e husbandry and plants, was d varied and consisted of the s farming of grapes, apples, â€? peaches, currants‌you name f it,â€? Langworthy said. d While the fruit industry e remains relatively prominent . in this area, the wool industry t and the raising of sheep that t was well established in the @ early 1800’s, has declined u considerably. State census e records of 1845 show that t there were over 10,000 @ sheep in Sheridan. Keeping

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Veteran Conrad King describes a deadly Kamikaze attack on the USS South Dakota that killed everyone else in his gun battery. Veteran King is now deceased.

March on the Philippines, and Rosanna Papalia, producer Calvin Bowen who served and videographer at the local with the 475th Fighter Group station. Phil Zimmer, a Jamestown few others. native who has written Their stories are gripping and extensively on WWII, will be aired commercial-free and Ed Tomassini, a local on the local access channel videographer (and father starting at noon Friday, May of The Ledger’s Publisher, 26, and running until 10pm Jeanine Zimmer Carlson), daily through Monday, May participated in making the 29. series along with Dennis Then beginning Tuesday, Myers and Jane Johnson. May 30, the interviews will Additional interviews in the run from noon-2pm every day series may be viewed via the and change weekly over the Robert H. Jackson portal on YouTube. task, but earmarks, small notches in the sheep’s ear, easily accomplished this job. Less painful than branding, earmarks were permanent and quick, easily identifying each owner with his distinct mark. A record book of the Sheep Earmarks for Sheridan from 1827 – 1851 is on exhibit, along with other sheep farming implements. The town that has always faced geographical division from within (split among split by the railroads and Thruway), Sheridan strives to remain true to itself and foster strong community pride. On Memorial Day there will be a town parade and the Historical Society will host an Open House. A special display on World War I, including war posters, will be available for browsing in the old Court Room on the main

atmosphere, tickets will be sold for the drawing of a seem like an overwhelming Pinwheel Quilt that will be

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trolley Park in the United d States. Amusement rides were l added, a Hippodrome for roller skating and an arcade a for games were all added over m the years. Steamships would g land with company picnics e and tourists to enjoy a day at the park. A water toboggan e ride projected from the r hippodrome into the lake. In r 1928 the roundhouse was built p carousel. Big bands, including n Glenn Miller Orchestra, came to play in the early days and r Bathing Beauty Contests were y held. Ownership of Midway 3 Park was held by the JW d & NW railroad until 1939, Thomas Carr until 1951, and the Walsh Family until the park was purchased by the State of New York in 2007

held later in the season. A museum piece, a red and white quilt from 1926-28 that was re-tied in 1976, will also be on display. Four wedding dresses, including a two-piece dress from December 26, 1861, are part of the museum collection, as well as children’s dresses, chatelaine purses, and a crocheted tablecloth. “Ninety nine percent of the items came from Sheridan,� said Virginia Becker, Secretary. “Almost everything is related in one way, shape or form to Sheridan.� A stage coach trunk from 1830 is on exhibit and there are curiosity pieces too – small wooden blocks and tiny bowling pins from 1900 that are presumed to be from a ship carrying Christmas toys that sunk during a storm on Lake Erie. Open Memorial Day 9am – 12noon. Election Day, Tues., Nov. 7, 9am – 2pm. Open the last Mondays of June, July and August from 5pm – 7pm. Available by appointment at (716) 672-2201.

and continues operation today as Midway State Park. Today the park remains a popular family destination with visitors from Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie Counties. Vacationers from Pennsylvania and Ohio come to the lake with their young families and are sure to spend the day at the park. This year at Midway State Park many exciting activities are planned. In 2016 the new miniature golf course opened

in place for Friday May 26. Weekend hours begin on Saturday May 27-29 with open hours from 12:00 Noon-7pm. The golf course remains open until 10pm. The park is always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Park hours are posted on Face Book and on the website. The season concludes Labor Day weekend, with the Classic Car show on Monday September 4. Special features include free

group “Friends of Midway State Park�. The 18 hole course which is handicapped accessible, has local landmarks incorporated into the design. It is the perfect destination for all ages. The park opens for the season on Thursday May 25, with school groups scheduled, but is also open to the public from 9:30-2pm. The same hours are

serve). Shelter rentals are available for a fee and often rent weeks in advance. All shelters have electricity and adjacent cold water spigots and grills. Additional picnic tables and grills are nestled in the woods and can be used free of charge. www.midwaystatepark@ parks.ny.gov or call (716-3863165) for detailed information.

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Jamestown School District graduation ceremony, June 22. “This graduation tradition reminds us of the Institution’s deep roots in Chautauqua County and Jamestown,” Steves said. Other entertainment celebrity performers include Cheryl Crow, Garrison Keilor and the Beach Boys. Entertainers also include the Friday, July 7 band “Bake Street Dive; July 28 singer Rohianne Giddens performance; the Friday, August 18, “Kool and the Gang” singing group and the July 29 screening of “The Sorcer’s Stone” while the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra plays the

was continuing. Instead of seeing a negative here, they saw this as an opportunity to reinvent themselves, adapt and support locally all at the same time. Out of this experience came the dream of Water Street Brass, with a vision to design and manufacture unique pieces to be sold directly to consumers, instead of relying on furniture companies to keep them high quality, custom options to meet people’s needs on an intimate, yet innovative now design, engineer and manufacture decorative hardware including cabinet knobs, handles, doorknobs and other pieces needed for luxury high end furniture. They distribute via roughly 300 retail showrooms throughout the United States, and on a global scale, including locations in Canada, New York, Las Angeles and San Francisco, as well as other areas with large real estate markets, home building activity and remodeling projects. Churchill provided great insight to their distinctive business model. In a unique way, the company is able to support the community locally while reaching consumers all over the world, accompanying John Williams score. Each week of the nine week season is focused on a different theme. Week 3, “A Crisis of Faith” features Bill Moyers hosting a series of conversations with religious leaders and thinkers at the Hall of Philosophy at 2pm. James Fallows will host a similar series of conversations at 2pm at the Hall of Philosophy, during Week 8 “Media & the News: Ethics in the Digital Age”. Fallows will converse with Michael Gerson, George W. Bush speechwriter and Gustav Niebuher of the Newhouse School of Public Communications, University of Syracuse. Marty Baron, Washington Post executive editor will be the 10:45am Amp lecture, Friday, August 18, at the Amphitheater. Baron was the Boston Globe editor

a rare and special feat for small business owners, and even shipped a recent order to a private residence in Hong Kong. Churchill states, “We don’t sell locally, but what we’re doing is exporting a product and importing dollars to the community.” In other words, in a time where many jobs may be shipped overseas, Water Street Brass has found a way to make a product locally and ship it out, resulting in importation of dollars and exportation of a product, instead of the other way around. This keeps the revenue right here in town. Being able to achieve this took some creative adaptation in an ever-changing world. While the company doesn’t

local customers often, Water Street Brass designers Kyle Pownall and Greg Kellogg are excited to be collaborating with Michelle Turner, Sales and Marketing VP of CCIDA, to design and manufacture

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Jammers CONT. FROM COVER and Anthony Barone—Head Coach/Sports Marketing Director. If you are a hard working individual and looking for a great career you can email a completed application on line to anthonyb@ jamestownbaseball.com. The organization also looks for summer interns to help during the season. The will be playing 25 home games and 25 away games. If you like baseball the place to be is Diethrick Park and watch the Jamestown Jammers play ball. They have a summer collegiate franchise and play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Their games have the feel of the big leagues. They have the food, the music, the sounds, and the atmosphere of big time sports and events and then, of course, there is the actual games with very talented college players—some of whom will eventually move into the big

Row CONT. FROM COVER when the former owner, Dave Lawson Jr. agreed to donate the property, which became The Lawson Boating Heritage Center on Chautauqua Lake, Inc. Exhibits include antique and classic boats, photo displays from the 1800’s and early 1900’s, artifacts from the Chautauqua Lake age of steamships as well as rowing shells that have been donated. A photographic history of rowing is a fascinating display. The event will feature a band comprised of instructors from Arts of Jamestown. They will be playing a great array of rock, jazz, country, and pop. Complimentary appetizers, beverages and desserts are included, as well as Southern Tier beer and wine from Evans Liquors. An Silent Auction and 50/50 will be available to the guests. All ages are invited. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance from CLRA members, at www.rowchautauqua.org or by calling 716-410-1851. Tickets will also be available at the door. The door prize is a one week vacation (accommodation only) to any destination in the world (through the RCI exchange

by Jamestown Recreation and Parks Department—they do a pride in how the stadium and Part of the atmosphere is the presentation of Diethrick used primarily for baseball. The stadium opened on May 6, 1941, and it seats 3,000. It is owned by the City of Jamestown and is located at 485 Falconer Street. It has all the assets of a great arena. It has a grandstand, 2 bull pens, very adequate restrooms, a state of the art scoreboard, concession stand, a press box/coaches corner and information booth. Jamestown is very serious a bout their baseball and the Jamestown Jammers. Baseball is truly back to Diethrick Park for 2017. Diethrick Park and Jamestown are hosting the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Championships. The teams, players, and spectators are impressed by the stadium and the community. They are great

teams and they are playing some real baseball. Mayor Teresi has seen some of the games and was impressed by the quality of play—to quote he said, “these teams and games are pretty darn good.” These Division II games will be played through the upcoming Monday. The Jamestown Jammers and Diethrick Park are a jewel for Jamestown. If you have never been to the park or a game we would like to suggest you try it. Spend a nice summer evening at the park—have some refreshments, watch the game, and have some good old fashioned fun. This is a great place to bring your kids, both young and old alike. The park also has facilities for picnics, reunions and parties and space will be provided. After you visit the park you will agree this is another great asset Jamestown has that other communities do not have. Tickets are available by phone 414224-9283, by email ryanh@ Jamestownbaseball.com or online at JamestownBaseball. com.

system). is committed to making the The Chautauqua Lake sport of rowing accessible to Rowing Association Inc. everyone for a lifetime. By revitalizing a long tradition (501c3) that was established of rowing on Chautauqua in 2005 after a seventy-year Lake, the CLRA offers unique hiatus of rowing on the lake. opportunities for teamwork, The association is located in the City of Jamestown’s vision of the CLRA is “of McCrea Point Park at 18 a region that treasures the Jones and Gifford Avenue. river and lake and pursues In partnership with the City, the development of a passion both the CLRA and the for rowing among youth and adults of all ages.” improvements to the expanded This will be an exciting event for the CLRA and all park. The club typically rows the attendees. Many of the from the dock on the on the rowers from the high school Chadakoin River out to the lighthouse in Celoron. The will be present to share their association has successfully excitement of what rowing developed recreational means to them, as well as and competitive rowing how they have appreciated opportunities for area high the opportunity to make new school students and adults. Over the last twelve years the club has been able to fund raise travel to regattas in NYS and and secure grants to buy used PA. CLRA adult rowers (of rowing shells (singles, double, many generations) will be on 4’s and 8’s). Recent successful hand to share their excitement fundraising efforts allowed of the sport. The proceeds them to purchase a brand from the event will allow the new 4 person shell. Coach club to upgrade equipment, boats provide instruction maintain the boathouse and and safety measures to the the docks, put gas in the rowers. Typically the rowing coach boats and purchase season is from late March new equipment. The Club into early November. No continues to be appreciative of prior experience is necessary the area foundations that have to attend a ”Learn to Row” over the years. As the Club session (see details on the web operates with all volunteer site). help (without any paid staff), The mission of the fundraising has been the key Chautauqua Lake Rowing to serving the community for Association is: The CLRA over twelve years.

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a clam and stand on the sidelines, looking intently for an opening or pray someone I know will take me by my arm and lead me around, introducing me to others. I love how some people can walk right in the door, go up to a cluster of people they’ve their hand and say, “Hi, BY LINDA K. YATES ARTIST & GARDENER This end of May holiday seems to be centered around the beloved Poppy. The history of Memorial Day runs deep into the heart of the country where even before the Civil war families would gather at family plots in cemeteries to honor their departed loved ones and

this time in May my gardens veteran to me in exchange for are mostly shades of blue, purple and white so when the ‘Potlucks’ were originated some small change. then. After the war it became a national day to honor the were actually given to me a big exclamation point! It is soldiers who lost their lives. from a veteran, an older saying ‘it’s time’! It’s time It is now a huge holiday gentleman who lived nearby for the big hurrah, summer with many meanings and and had an extraordinary is just around the corner! full of emotions. It is also garden of Poppies, Lupine Mother Nature is doing her known as Decoration Day and the tall Eremurus. I had part to decorate our gardens knocked on the door to his for us. To me as a gardener it loved ones to cemeteries home thirty years ago to is nothing shy of exuberant! everywhere and is now inquire about the six-foot tall My yard and gardens are rather expansive and my celebrated with parades and all kinds of memorials across many Poppies and other created a monster here. It is the USA. have had them in my gardens sort of a botanical park like setting with a pond, sunken Poppy a national symbol of the year to bloom is today! formal garden and as many by the American Legion They are always in full Auxiliary (the largest bloom exactly on Memorial surrounded by woodlands. women’s auxiliary in the Day which is probably why it The upkeep is done solely by the two of us and after thirty world) for their Veteran years of developing, planting outreach program. The the veterans.} Poppies are unmistakably and growing, it has taken on a and distributed for a donation grand. They have the bright life of its own. It is like a park to the Poppy fund to support red/orange ‘look at me’ color and a jungle and is beautiful Looking veterans in need. I recall with a distinct black and deep in its wildness. seeing these since I was a purple center and layers of little girl and loving the tiny crepe paper like petals. At SEE “gARDEN� PAgE B7

VICkI WAgoNER ThE PRACTICAL INTuITIVE Being human is an interesting experiment! I believe we are all angels who have chosen to come to earth to understand what it is like to be human. And, being willing to participate in this “experiment�, there are lots of lessons to learn, to grow from, to share with and inspire others. We all have “something� that we are learning to overcome, achieve, deal with or in some cases embrace as karmic pay off. A friend once told me that she was envious of me because I have a great sense of adventure. She said, “I can’t believe how you can drive by yourself to Florida or New by yourself. I could never do that�. I told her, “It’s easy for me. One thing that I have a As comfortable as I am, thank goodness, sometimes I still worry about it�. She retorted, “Oh, I never worry about money�. I replied, “We all have something�. And, often it can be more than one “something�. My other something is walking into a networking meeting. I freeze up like

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painting! As I drove home stand in front of a crowd of the proverbial light bulb went hundreds of people and talk on! I realized the reason I a blue streak with the utmost believed I couldn’t artistically create anything of my own; I am the one that is “in controlâ€? had a subconscious fear that and the “star of the showâ€?. if I made my own creation, Hmm‌I still need to work on I would be just like my dad. my networking skills! Besides being a research Growing up in a controlled chemist, he was also a environment, I feared using talented artist. I had a good my voice to express my needs laugh with myself when I or opinions because it often got also realized that because me into trouble. Learning how I did everything I could to be as quiet and “invisibleâ€? not to be like him, I had as possible lead to me having neglected to embrace all the good things we had in feeling worthless. Feeling this common. My “somethingâ€? way at home, I also feared was the inspiration of my using my voice outside the art workshop, Heart, Hands home, feeling I would also and Healing Art: Express offend others. This was Yourself. Painting with something I diligently worked hands only, I encourage on shifting. It surprised me participates to create their own inner masterpiece on with clients how many had canvas, revealing messages that same “somethingâ€?. There of inspiration, healing and change of perspective. age or economic status when We all have “somethingâ€?. it comes to being afraid of self-expression. And, more than just the physical voice, there is the creative voice as Vicki Wagoner: The Practical well. From the many forms of Intuitive – assisting you to creative and performing arts change your perspective to technical expression, many to change your life! voice for fear of being judged, ridiculed, disliked or not being accepted. Being artistic was another one of my “something’sâ€?. I could copy just about anything yet

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MLS# 1040669 4BR/1.5BA $575,000 Debbie Rowe, Associate Broker Cell: (716) 640-6507 15 Haven, Chautauqua Institution: Classic Chautauqua cottage. This historic home has many well done updates but many original features have been maintained. Fabulous view of the Hall of Philosophy, a wonderful porch and patio, one block to the lake and an easy walk to the Amp. Beautiful wood floors, original wood trim and five panel doors.

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Garden

shades of lavender, pink and bright white. On display now is the best showing of CONT. FROM PAGE B4 Alliums that I have ever seen here in shades of rosy out the window I cannot purple. I think it is because I believe my eyes. It is a true wonderland! I can write about umbrellas remain on the it from inside on this wet and stems to go to seed after they cool overcast day, which also bloom. It’s a learned trick that means rest for the gardener. is not always easy because I The gardens closest to the am tempted to clean up the house are totally engulfed in spent blooms when they turn the stunning blue Bachelor brown and a bit unsightly. buttons that look like little But it is so fun to see them expand into new groupings. ground cover plants are called There is a tall Foxtail Lily Scilla or Spanish or English (Eremurus) reigning over Bluebells that also include

garden queen with her long white gleaming racemes of that bloom from the bottom up. The woodland phlox has turned on for the display and is also spotted around in the beds. It’s usually lavender or a dark pink and sometimes white. So all of the shades of blue, purple and white are the perfect background and complement for the brilliant and overly vibrant red/ orange Poppies. They are the showstoppers for now and are shining like the superstars that they are. Hail the Poppy!

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The ledger may 25 31, 2017 volume 1 issue 21 ab  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Chautauqua County.

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