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September, 2010 ~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~

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Event at Chautauqua Institution September 24-26, 2010 BY MEGAN O’DONNELL ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

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Like quilts? Want to learn more about how to make them? Then the Quilting Around Chautauqua Quilt Show is the place you want to be September 24 through the 26. This year, the festival will be held at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Friday the 24 will kick off the show with some “pre-show” classes. Then the main event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and goes until 6 p.m., as well as on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to millcreeksew. com. People will be able to walk about the grounds and see over 60 different vendors, along with over 900 quilts on display – all over only $3. For those interested in learning how to sew or quilt, or enhance their current skills, can attend different classes For those interested in learning and lectures. Kaye Wood from PBS’s “Kaye’s Quilting with Friends” will be this year’s guest speaker. Wood’s how to sew or quilt, or enhance will have two different lectures: “Fun and Creativity with Kaye Wood” on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and “Fussy SEE “QUILTING” PAGE 5

Cutting with Kaye Wood” on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The event has always brought in notable speakers: last year’s keynote speaker was Nancy Zieman (pictured, above.) Zieman is the host of “Sewing With Nancy,” a public television program on sewing and quilting.

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August Event at Chautauqua Golf Course Raised Over $15,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association BY MEGAN O’DONNELL ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY Having a good time to help a good cause, ERA Vacation Properties hosted their first annual “Agents of Hope” Scramble Golf Tournament on Wednesday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), specifically the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Division. Throughout the golf tournament, ERA raised $15,000. “We exceeded our goals and are thrilled to present $15,000 to the ALS Division of MDA,” Hanna Soffel said. The event not only had a business reason behind it, but a personal one as well. “ERA as a whole really encourages all of their franchises to do something, typically a golf tournament, to raise money for MDA,” said Soffel, part of the organizational team. “And the SEE FUNDRAISER PAGE 5

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Having a good time to help a good cause, ERA Vacation Properties hosted their first annual “Agents of Hope” Scramble Golf Tournament on Wednesday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), specifically the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Division. Throughout the golf tournament, ERA raised $15,000. “We exceeded our goals and are thrilled to present $15,000 to the ALS Division of MDA,” Hanna Soffel (pictured, above left) said. “The tournament is a really exciting opportunity for our company and our family to let people learn about ALS as a disease and provide a way for our communities (to know more) … it’s a good way to bring everyone together and raise money for this good cause.”

Upcoming Events at the Audubon Fall Programming for the Entire Family to Enjoy Beginning this Month BY ANJANETTE NICOLAZZO

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On Sunday, September 5, 2010, the third-annual Chautauqua Light the Lakes Extravaganza will be taking place at various locations around Chautauqua Lake. The explosion of intensity and noise will ignite at 9:31 p.m. at 7 different locations.

Fredonia Red, White & Blues Festival... pg 4 Fredonia is getting set to welcome the Sauce Boss, greet many visitors, and remember 9/11. It’s all part of this year’s fifteenth annual Red, White and Blues Festival set for Friday night, September 10th, and all the next day.

Interested in the environment and animals? Wish you knew more about innovative energy solutions? The answer is right around the corner. Check out one of the fall programs, or perhaps, make a stop by the Jamestown Audubon Society’s Audubon Center and Sanctuary! “One thing that makes the Audubon Society special, is that we like to focus on doing things that people of any age can enjoy. For example, we just held a Monarch Butterfly Festival, and there were children and adults everywhere, enjoying the butterflies landing right on their fingertips,” said Ruth Lundin, Executive Director of the Audubon Society. There are events throughout the month of September and October which appeal to nearly everyone’s niche in the Audubon world. The photo club will be meeting on Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome at every monthly meeting, and will be charged a $5 fee SEE AUDUBON PAGE 5

There are events throughout the month of September and October which appeal to nearly everyone’s niche in the Audubon world. Special rates and discounts are available for nearly everyone! Every Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members and children get free admission, and adult non-members can attend for only $5. Sunday is free admission day, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information regarding the Jamestown Audubon Society or any of their upcoming events, feel free to check them out on the web at www.jamestownaudubon.org, or by telephone at 716-569-2345.

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~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~ September, 2010

Publisher’s Word “Labor Day in Chautauqua County” I don’t know about you, but I’m NOT planning on laboring at anything this weekend! I’m not going to labor on my yard, I’m not going to labor on my housework, I’m not going to labor on the newspaper, and I’m definitely not going into labor. If I were you, I might take in the “Light the Lakes” finale, (complete with fireworks), go to the Findley Lake Harvest Festival, or check out the Bemus Bay Pops on the floating stage. I’ll be somewhere around the lake, sipping a nice, crisp white wine and perhaps I’ll even get out on the water for the first sunset of autumn. None of these activities sound like labor to me. This last weekend of summer is made for one thing – relaxation, and relax you should. You’ve been very productive all summer long and you owe it to yourself

Chautauqua Region Word 7th Annual Event, Saturday September 11 Each year over 40 bands and hundreds of local professional artists donate their time and talent to this major local music festival in Jamestown, NY. The Chautauqua Region Word Local Music Showcase is a fundraiser for Infinity, with all of the revenues generated donated to the Infinity program to pay for music and arts instruction for local children. This event attracts thousands of patrons each year. The showcase has become one of the major arts-driven economic development initiatives for the local economy and a strong

indicator of the impact of the arts and children on the local economy. This event is important not only for Infinity as an important and needed fund raiser, but also as a way for area musicians to come together in support of each other and the future of area music. Evening hours start at 6 pm on Saturday, September 11. Nearly 40 local bands and solo musicians will provide live musical entertainment at several of the city’s hottest venues, including: Mojo’s Music Bar, Shawbuck’s,

Forté, Reg Studio Theatre, The Labyrinth , The Wine Cellar, Suburban Blend, The Que, The Pub, Coopers, Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena and Infinity Arts Cafe. Saturday evening Tickets for a single venue will be $5 each, or an all access pass to all venues is just $10. Wristbands can be purchased from 4-6pm at the Infinity Arts Café at 115 3rd Street on Saturday afternoon, or after 6pm at all participating venue doors. All proceeds benefit Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.

Uncle Gino’s Recipe Baked Italian Sweet Sausages, Serves 3-4 (and your family) to spend I say “take advantage.” this long weekend having fun. Enjoy being in the best place After all, Labor Day weekend you can be during the best only comes once a year, right? time of the year! JZ

Labor Day Travel Increase All Travel Modes Up Showcasing Year-after-Year Travel Recovery BUFFALO, N.Y. - August 25, 2010 – AAA is forecasting a 9.9 percent increase in the number of Americans traveling this Labor Day holiday weekend compared to 2009 travel figures. Approximately 34.4 million people are expected travel at least 50 miles away from home. Last

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year, 31.3 million Americans traveled during the same travel period. The 2010 Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, September 2 to Monday, September 6. “While reports on the state of the U.S. economy are mixed, many are still interested in

taking one more trip as the summer travel season come to a close,” said Tom Chestnut, President/CEO of AAA Western and Central New York. “It is encouraging to see more Americans planning to travel to visit family, friends and exciting vacation destinations.”

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September, 2010 ~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~

Light the Lakes this Sunday “Blast-Off” Surrounds the Lake Beginning at 9:31 BY ANJANETTE NICOLAZZO

, , On Sunday, September 5, 2010, n the third-annual Chautauqua d Light the Lakes Extravaganza will be taking place at various a locations around Chautauqua r Lake. The explosion of intensity and noise will ignite at 9:31 p.m. at 7 different locations, creating one of the largest fireworks d displays in North America. Taking place over Labor , Day weekend, the main events begin on Sunday, with festivals and special events in all of the , following locations: Bemus Point, Findley Lake, Lakewood, Mayville, Westfield/Barcelona and the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. Additional fireworks will be at Stow Ferry, the Overlook and Long Point, with other locations still yet to be announced. At 7:30 p.m., the Boogie Woogie Wonder Band is performing on the Floating Stage in Bemus Point, as well as a laser show at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. At 9:14 p.m., flares will be lit surrounding all of Chautauqua Lake to create the ‘Ring of Fire;’ at 9:21 p.m., sky lanterns will be lit, and at 9:31 p.m., all fireworks will be

ignited simultaneously at the various locations. A specially programmed music soundtrack will be aired exclusively on Media One Group radio station SE93 (93.3 FM). “This is such a huge display; you can see it from the space station. We try to collaborate with NASA and have various planes flying overhead. Our NBC affiliates from Buffalo, WGRZ, are covering the event, as well as WICU out of Erie, Pennsylvania,” said Dan Dalpra of the Italian Fisherman, founder of the event. Special air communications will be made with special event pilot Lou Nalbone of the Jamestown Aviation Company as well. Bemus point won’t be the only place to catch some action. On September 3, 4, and 5, the Findley Lake Harvest Festival is also taking place; food and craft vendors will be on hand, as well as auditions for the Findley Lake Idol and Jr. Idol contests and the Pretty Baby Contest. “This event creates a huge economic boost for the area. It keeps jobs here, keeps hotels full and I would love to see the event grow bigger, which it has,” said Dalpra, “This is one

of the only events where we can really pull all of the towns together in Chautauqua County to feel the whole ‘community’ effect of doing something good for the area – together.” Stephanie Burdo of the Chautauqua Tourism Center said, “This is such a great way to end the summer. It has grown into a huge weekend of festivals in the area – from music to crafts – a tribute to our great area. This draws all of Chautauqua County, from Lake Erie to Bemus. What a better way to kick off our fall festival season?” The Light the Lakes Extravaganza is sponsored by Bemus Bay Pops; Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau; County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency; Chautauqua County Planning & Development Funding; Findley Lake Chamber of Commerce; Media One Group (WJTN/ SE93/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX/ WREO); WGRZ-TV and WICU-TV. For more information regarding this event, please go to www.ilovenylakes.com, www.bemusbaypops.com, and www.italianfisherman.com.

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Red, White & Blues Fredonia Festival September 10 Welcomes Sauce Boss By Nicholas Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM

Fredonia is getting set to welcome the Sauce Boss, greet many visitors, and remember 9/11. It’s all part of this year’s fifteenth annual Red, White and Blues Festival set for Friday night, September 10th, and all the next day. Activities start with the Treasure Hunt Bar Crawl Friday night, sponsored by Labatt’s Blue. The fun shifts into high gear on Saturday. Featured will be “Sauce Boss” Bill Wharton, who has become a fan favorite. “He loves Fredonia, he loves the little towns,” says activities coordinator Susan McKay. “He came through” when it wasn’t clear whether the Festival could afford to bring in someone with his popular appeal. According to his web site, the Sauce Boss prepares gumbo on stage for the audience while “mixing his own spicy original music, Florida Slide Guitar Blues.” McKay notes, “We put together eight gallons or rice and twelve pounds of shrimp,” with the Farmer’s Market donating the vegetables and the Food Pantry providing the rice. “It’s a real community event to put this together.” The Sauce Boss should be able to serve about three to four hundred people. Proceeds from Wharton’s sales go to Planet Gumbo, whose mission is to house the homeless and feed the hungry. McKay describes this year’s

Area Favorite, the Sauce Boss prepares gumbo on stage for the audience while “mixing his own spicy original music, Florida Slide Guitar Blues.” Susan McKay, activities coordinator, notes, “We put together eight gallons of rice and twelve pounds of shrimp,” with the Farmer’s Market donating the vegetables and the Food Pantry providing the rice.

Festival as a 9/11 remembrance. Highlights will include a first responder ceremony “honoring our police and firefighters.” There will be an Am-Vets 9/11 Remembrance Run with proceeds going to the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Fund Museum. “A couple of hundred motorcyclists” are expected to roar into town and make the event a memorable experience. Festivals Fredonia, which contracts with the Town and Village of Fredonia, puts on four festivals a year. McKay says, “This is our biggest. We really keep our costs low by getting so many donations and volunteers. Whatever (money) we do make, we try to give it back to a different organization each year.” She notes, “This year Certo Brothers and Labatt have really helped by coming in as sponsors for the children’s

events and the national act (The Sauce Boss).” McKay continues, “We have fifteen blues bands” who are expected to take part. “It’s a street party. You can just park, walk and hear the bands. We stagger them so hopefully you get to see something of each one of them. And we’ll have all kinds of barbecue.” Round out your visit with wine tasting by local vintners like Liberty, Sparkling Ponds, Willow Creek, and Woodbury Winery. Dunkirk Home Brew will put on a home brewing demonstration. Children can enjoy the “Barrel of Monkeys” bouncer, cookie decorating, and chalk art. McKay calls the Festival “the best street party around. It’s always a reunion, with daytime fun for the family with ‘nightlife’ for grownups.”

Jazz at Chautauqua 13th Annual Event September 16-19 Welcomes Celebrated Musicians Taking a step back into musical history, over 30 musicians from across the country will celebrate the golden days of jazz at the 13th Annual Jazz at Chautauqua. The festival, September 1619, takes place at the “Grande Dame” Athenaeum Hotel and is presented by the Allegheny Jazz Society. “There is a real following for this type of music. It’s a dedicated following that is looking for artists that can still play that era of music,” said Bruce Stanton, the general manager of the Athenaeum Hotel. Those dedicated followers attending the festival will be presented with around 27 hours of jazz from the composers of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. “The popular American song was kind of what that era of jazz was considered,” said Stanton, “After that time I guess you would say that a fair amount changed and that different styles of jazz

occurred.” Among this year’s artists is jazz trumpeter Joe Wilder. In 2008, Wilder was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award and has played with Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday, among others. Scott Robinson, the “Jazz Ambassador” appointed by the U.S. State Department for 2001 will make his 9th appearance at this year’s festival. Although most wellknown as a saxophonist, Robinson plays a variety of instruments, including obscure ones like the ophicleide. Guitarist Marty Grosz is also performing at this year’s event. Besides being a wellknown jazz rhythm guitarist and chord soloist, Grosz is also one of the few mainstream jazz guitarists who shuns the use of an amplifier. The program is put together by the Allegheny Jazz Society. The main performances, which will take place

Friday through Sunday, are accompanied by brunch and dinner buffets. There are open bars throughout the evenings. The venue of the hotel’s main dining room adds to the festival’s atmosphere. “Having the festival inside a building of this vintage lends to the whole experience,” said Stanton, “The dinning room is reminiscent still of that era.” The festival begins Thursday evening with an informal gathering of attendees and musicians accompanied by music in the parlor. There will be solo performances throughout the day on Friday, along with the opportunity to tour local wineries and area antique shops. Solo piano and guitar performances in the lobby lead up to the main evening program. The event also features an exhibit by the jazz photographer Duncan Schiedt. Schiedt shoots photos of jazz musicians and performances in black and white. He has also written four books about jazz.

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Festival of Grapes Silver Creek’s Annual Event, September 16-19 BY JOHN THOMAS It’s time for the annual outbreak of purple feet in Silver Creek, and that can only mean one thing; get ready for the 43rd annual Festival of Grapes. As the largest producer of grapes in the state, Silver Creek puts grapes front and center at the annual celebration. As Bob Graves, festival chairman says, “this is a great event that supports our grape region.” The Festival runs from September 16th to the 19th in Silver Creek. The fun starts Thursday the 16th with opening ceremonies then moves onto the grape stomping competition; this is a fun event, in which the winner seems to be the person who winds up with the purplest feet. This year there will be more chances for foot stomping fun; they have added extra competitions: Saturday at 11am for kids and 2pm for adults. Both will be held at the First Baptist church. The stomp is sponsored by Welch’s grape products. But not everyone who comes to the festival will have to remember where they put their shoes and socks; there is plenty to do for everybody else. There will be lots of crafters selling their homemade ceramics, candles, and flower arraignments. The midway has been expanded this year with more rides for kids and teenagers. You’ll be able to chow down in style with: hot dogs, hamburgers, fudge, waffles, and ice cream. Grownups will be able to purchase adult libations at the Merritt Winery wine and beer tent. Long a strong supporter of the festival, Merritt Winery will

again sponsor the wine and beer tent; which will be host to a bevy of entertainers. Friday starting at 6:30 will be the Diva Show Band, a high energy trio of women entertainers. After the divas will be the band Black Widow. Saturday 6:30 to 9:30pm will feature Terry Buchwald, with his amazing Elvis impersonation. Always a hit at the Ellicottville Rock N’ Oldies weekend; Terry has brought the King back to life in Memphis, on cruise ships, and across the country. Saturday night will rock to the band Allergic Reaction. Sunday from 12 to 3pm the band Beggars Best will entertain. At various times during the weekend will be midway ride specials; a four hour pass is only $15. Times are: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-5pm and59pm, and Sunday 1-5pm and 5-9pm. Homemade pies will be for sale during the whole festival. Saturday morning will feature for the first time a farmers market. From 9am to 7pm each day of the fair will be the Masonic Child ID event at the gazebo. And don’t forget the 18th annual Great Dessert Contest and the Amateur Wine Contest. Sunday the festival comes to an end in fine style with the grand parade. The parade starts at 1:00pm on Main Street just west of downtown. Marching bands, floats, fire trucks, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will make up the hour and half parade. The Erie Thunderbirds will be showcased. As Bob notes with a touch of pride in his voice, “We have one of the finest parades around here.”

Saturday 6:30 to 9:30pm will feature Terry Buchwald, with his amazing Elvis impersonation.

After the parade the VFW will be sponsoring their annual chicken barbeque, and the band Untouchables. There will be a motorcycle judging on Main Street. A year ago the festival almost didn’t happen. With the devastating flooding that struck the village of Silver Creek, Bob didn’t think the festival would happen at all. Many of the items need for the festival were damaged or washed away. Despite the loss, the community pulled together and as Bob says “We had one of the best festivals ever.” This year the festival is back and with new rides, entertainers, and events and Bob assures that again and the festival will be better than ever.

Jim Donovan Performs This Weekend, Former Member of Rusted Root at the Heron Visitors to Night Lights at The Heron this weekend will be treated to drum and dance performances from Jim Donovan’s Rhythm Revival workshop. The admission fee to Night Lights at The Heron will not only allow visitors to walk the almost one-mile of trails lighted with theatrical lighting and sound, but can watch performances stemming from The Great Rhythm Revival (www.greatrhythmrevival.com) Jim Donovan, former percussionist of the popular rock group Rusted Root, is hosting The Great Rhythm Revival “Three Days of Rhythm and Rejuventation” at The Heron. The workshop is expected to draw participants from nearby States and Canada. Donovan is internationally known drumming instructor and lecturer. The Heron, located in

Sherman, NY, is the home to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival and Green Heron Growers, a certified organic farm. On Friday and Saturday night, performances will take place in a large tent. Friday night will see a concert by Tertium Quid Percussion Ensemble and friends from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On Saturday night, Drum the Ecstatic International will perform from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Now open for its second season, Night Lights at The Heron is a unique, outdoor tourism attraction that is open only on Friday and Saturday nights between July 30 and October 2, 2010. Night Lights is a one-mile walk through a forest that is transformed with lights and sound – creating an unforgettable experience. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 to 7 years old.

Jim Donovan, former percussionist of the popular rock group Rusted Root, is hosting The Great Rhythm Revival “Three Days of Rhythm and Rejuventation” at The Heron.

NIGHT LIGHTS opens at 8:20 p.m. this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Quilting Chautauqua CONTINUED FROM FRONT COVER their current skills, can attend different classes and lectures. Kaye Wood from PBS’s “Kaye’s Quilting with Friends” will be this year’s guest speaker. Wood’s will have two different lectures: “Fun and Creativity with Kaye Wood” on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and “Fussy Cutting with Kaye Wood” on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., according to millcreeksew.com. Both lectures are $10 pre-sale, leftover tickets will be sold at the door. Followers of Wood

will have the opportunity to attend a book signing at the Millcreek Sewing & Fabric booth on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday will feature three classes. Nancy Walsh will be teaching the “Blazing Stars Table Topper” from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon class from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Class is $49 and includes the needed kit. At 10 a.m., Marcy Scott will be teaching the “Sashiko Sampler” for $39, according to the Millcreek Sewing &

Fabric website. Saturday will have an evening class at 7:30 p.m. on “Jacket Jewelry, hosted by Katherine Artines and Judy Fenton for just $20. Sunday will cap off the event by holding a three-hour class, beginning at 1 p.m. about Diamonds in Motion Wall Hanging for $49. For more information about all the different activities and lectures, or for reservations to the classes or lectures call 814-866-8227 or visit www.

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ERA Fundraiser CONTINUED FROM FRONT COVER reason we choose to support ALS specifically is because my Dad, Bill Soffel, who owns the company, his grandmother passed away of ALS in 1987 and then my grandparents had a friend who was diagnosed with ALS and passed away about 5 years ago … so we thought it would be a good cause to support.” ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, occurs when damage is done to someone’s motor neurons, as explained by Soffel; “(ALS) is a disease of the motor neurons, which are the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement. They are not sure why this occurs, but the motor neurons die and the muscles they control become weak and then paralyzed.” The golf tournament featured many different activities during the tournament for adults to enjoy, including a “Jell-O shot” hole, an on-course Mojito bar and a bidding hole, which was a $5 bet to hit the green on the first time, and if they did they won double their money. “Just fun, little extra ways to raise money,”

Soffel said. The fundraiser, which occurred at the Chautauqua Golf Club, also had many informational displays that included information about the symptoms and the disease itself. After receiving the diagnosis, those suffering from ALS usually live three to five years; however, a rare few live a decade or longer. “It is a really sad disease because even though your muscles don’t work, your brain is still fully functioning,” Soffel said. Soffel hopes to continue the tournament and bring awareness of the disease to the surrounding community. “The tournament is a really exciting opportunity for our company and our family to let people learn about ALS as a disease and provide a way for our communities (to know more) … it’s a good way to bring everyone together and raise money for this good cause,” Soffel said. The overall winning team was James Campbell, Jane Campbell, Raymond Ayers and Kathleen Ayers. The top women’s team was Judy Briggs, Martha Pashley, Cindy Janson

and Ann Wallace. The top coed team was Mindy Weaver, Krystal Waite, Joe Colosimo and Vivian Swan. For those who wish to donate to the ALS division or find out more information about next year’s tournament are to call Wayne Weaver at 716-7892600 or e-mail him at wayne. weaver@era.com. Note from ERA: We would like to thank Troy Moss and the Chautauqua Golf Club, Andriaccio’s and the agents and staff of ERA Vacation Properties for all of the support in making this tournament a success. We would also like to thank all of our many sponsors for their generous donations. As this was our first year hosting the Agents of Hope Golf Tournament, we hope that many more people will become interested in taking part in this wonderful event in the future. For more information or to learn how to participate in next year’s tournament call or email Wayne Weaver: 716-664-1339 or wayne.weaver@ERA.com.

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for attending, only if a live guest speaker or work shop is in progress. If you’d like to join the photo club, the $5 can be applied to your membership dues. On Friday, Sept. 10, the First Second Friday Lunch Brunch is taking place. A nature related speaker will be there, and everyone is required to bring their own brown bag lunch. The Audubon will be providing coffee and Jennifer Schlick will be relating highlights from the five year Dragonfly and Damselfly survey completed from 20052009 in New York State. Nonmembers are welcome. The event begins at 11 a.m. Moving Day for Little Explorers will be Sat., Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children ages 3 through 8 are welcome, and their favorite grown-ups! “This is a great opportunity for kids to choose their favorite adult friend to get outdoors with. Whether it is a parent, an aunt, or perhaps a cousin, it’s a great way to get kids and adults to be able to share the environment r rtogether,” said Lundin. Enjoy sa nature lesson, walk, craft mand snack. Reservations are frequired by the Thursday ”before the program to ensure sufficient supplies. $5 per person for members, $7/ person for non-members. The topic for September is Moving Day. Children learn about migration and seed dispersal. Three different waterrelated events are also taking place. The Conewango Creek Cleanup will take place on Sat., Sept. 11, please visit w w w. c o n e w a n g o c r e e k . org/education for more information. Join up with fellow Audubon friends at the Greystone Nature Preserve for an event all about WATER! On Sun., Sept. 12 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lastly, venture out on one last kayak trip for the season down the Conewango Creek. Meet at the Conewango Kayak and Canoe on Route 62 at 9 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 13. Chuck

Conaway will be your guide for a paddle from Frewsburg back to the livery. You are required to bring your own brown bag lunch for this event. Prices are as follows: $30/2-person canoe, $25/ kayak – paddles and life jackets included. On Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come learn all you need to know about turtles during a part hands-on, part show and tell Turtle Talk, and get up close and personal with a great variety of turtles! Have you ever wondered what a turtle’s shell is called? Why they stick their head’s inside? Why do some turtles live on land and some in water? Or, what turtles do for fun? All these questions, plus many more, will be answered at the mini-event. Turtles that will be on hand for the day include the Musk, Painted, Snapper, Spotted, Wood, Box and Softshell Turtles, among others. According to the Audubon Society’s website, “The cost is just $5, age two and under free. The mini-event begins at 10 a.m., and runs until 3 p.m. Presentations will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and are about a half an hour long. Stop in anytime to visit with our Audubon friends when they aren’t behind glass, and meet some other people who are passionate about turtles, too!” “The turtle event is going to be a big deal. This will give people of all ages the opportunity to learn A LOT of information about them! We will have many turtles, including exotics from around the world,” said Lundin. Not that interested in turtles? Maybe the Sanctuary would appeal more to you. The Audubon Society, whose mission is to “connect people to nature and promote environmentally responsible practices through education at its Center, sanctuary, and in the community,” isn’t just

about animals; it’s about connecting people to the planet. In fact, their website also states that, “In 2008, we received the Chautauqua County award for Innovative Energy Initiatives for our efforts to cut our electricity consumption by 36% through the installation of solar panels, retrofitting of light fixtures, and conversion of old appliances to EnergyStar efficient. Our Center features displays on energy saving and solar energy.” If hiking is more up your alley, the Audubon Society has more than 5 miles of maintained trail on a 600acre wetland preserve. Tails are open year-round and free of charge; of course, donations are always greatly appreciated. You could always travel through their 3-story nature building, trek through the nature store, check out some reptiles or amphibians, interactive displays, the live fish collection, or the permanent resident of the Sanctuary, “Liberty,” a non-releasable bald eagle. “Coming up October 1 and 2, we have the Enchanted Forest program. I love this event, because it gives kids the opportunity to be outside at night without being scared. They realize that there are animals outside, and that night time is an entire different world for animals to live in!,” said Lundin. Special rates and discounts are available for nearly everyone! Every Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members and children get free admission, and adult non-members can attend for only $5. Sunday is free admission day, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information regarding the Jamestown Audubon Society or any of their upcoming events, feel free to check them out on the web at www. jamestownaudubon.org, or by telephone at 716-5692345.

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Drama Camp Closes Season

Robert Jordan in Concert

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FREDONIA, N.Y. — Aug. 31, 2010 — Where can a child learn the basics of acting, singing, set design, theatrical sound and lighting, costume design, hip-hop dance, martial arts, improvisational comedy and choreographed stage combat— all in less than a week? The answer is, “Playground,” SUNY Fredonia’s annual youth drama camp. The six-day drama camp wrapped up its fourth and most successful season on Saturday, Aug. 21, as a record 81 children between the ages of 8 to 15 performed “Mulan, Jr.” for their families and friends at a capacity-filled Marvel Theatre within the Rockefeller Arts Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus. The camp was led by SUNY Fredonia Professor Edward Sharon of the department of Theatre and Dance, and SUNY Fredonia alumus Marc de la Concha, ’05, who served as the production’s director. Sharon, de la Concha and fellow alumnus Dan Lendzian, ’06, came up with the concept in 2006 in a New York City café and, following the generous support of the Fredonia College Foundation’s Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund, the idea took flight. “The staff is made up of some of our most creative alumni who have returned to be a part of this exciting project, as well as many of our current students,” Sharon said. “It is incredibly rewarding to have taught them and then be able to invite them back so they can pass on what they have learned to the next generation.” Other Fredonia alumni who also assited include Julie Schillaci as assistant camp director and Shane Osgood who led the improvisational comedy lessons. SUNY Fredonia faculty member Laurel Walford, together with alumna Ashley Arnone, provided costume services to

Pictured top: “Dress” Rehearsal: Issac Gadikian poses with Director Marc de la Concha, ’05, during the Saturday a.m. rehearsal for “Mulan, Jr.” Bottom, left: Seth Hannum and Liam Pickreign, ages 9 and 11, got work in the control room during a live theatrical, assisting with sound and lighting production. Bottom, right: Two young “Playground” participants learn the basics of choreographed stage combat with bo staffs during the days leading up to the Saturday performance.

the cast for the production. In addition to the many rehearsals needed to put on the 60-minute play, the young people enrolled in the camp were treated to a variety of special guests, including a master class taught by former Buffalo Jill (NFL cheerleader) Marci Hadley, who led the student in a hip-hop class. Following her was Ron Valvo, an Asian martial arts instructor from Jamestown, who taught the children some basic maneuvers as well as the science and strategy behind the various disciplines. To help the chidlren handle the larger parts, two actors

were selected to perform the two major roles of Mulan and Mushu, Mulan’s sidekick comedic “guardian dragon.” Those roles were performed by Michaela Tramuta (Mulan, first act); Ashley Eck, (Mulan, second act), Christopher Wawro, (Mushu, first act) and Sophie Robledo, (Mushu, second act). Plans for summer 2011 include two camps, one for children ages 8-12, and a second camp for ages 13-18 – each for less than $200 for the week. To learn more about next year’s Playground Drama Day Camp, contact Edward Sharon at Sharon@fredonia.edu.

The School of Music is honored to host a celebration in honor of esteemed emeritus piano professor Robert Jordan on his 70th birthday. The event includes a concert, reception and dinner, and is highlighted by the announcement of a splendid, new endowment in his name made possible by one of his appreciative students, with additional contributions from many, many others. Robert Jordan has, over the course of his 40-year career, performed with the orchestras of Munich, Prague, Buffalo, and Baltimore, among others. He has performed solo recitals all over the world, and The New York Times has saluted his “pristine clarity and logic,” as well as his “graceful songlike spontaneity.” Jordan received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music, and his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School. Among his teachers were Cecile Genhart and Rosina Lhevinne. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Germany in 1965 where he began his concert career, later maintaining residence in Paris for several years. In 1990, Robert Jordan celebrated his “Silver Jubilee” - 25 years of concertizing - with recitals in South America, France and the United States. He has taught at Howard University and was a resident artist at Morgan State University, and has held teaching/residence positions at the universities of Delaware and Michigan, among others. He joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1980, where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1983, named Kasling Lecturer in 1996, and since 2004 holds the title of Professor Emeritus. Mr. Jordan touched the lives of thousands of students. As a teacher and pianist, he has

Jordan received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music, and his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School. The event includes a concert, reception and dinner, and is highlighted by the announcement of a splendid, new endowment in his name made possible by one of his appreciative students, with additional contributions from many, many others.

always been committed to the art of music-making and the development of young talent. In appreciation of Professor Jordan’s talent and influence, piano alumni, former colleagues and friends have responded to a challenge to raise funds in his name to establish an endowment for piano scholarships and student enrichment. The fund will be used to grow and develop the School of Music’s piano

program, promote student diversity and international initiatives, and generate discretionary resources that can bring special events to campus which will enhance learning. Jordan’s recital will feature works by Bach-Busoni, D. Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. Tickets are available for the concert only, or for both the concert and post-concert dinner. Details online at www. fredonia.edu/music.

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