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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chautauqua Institution's amphitheater project almost complete

Chautauqua Institution's amphitheater project almost complete: After nearly six years of planning and two years of construction, the Chautauqua Institution's new amphitheater is set to open this June.   Officials tell us the change will allow the institution to accommodate more visitors, workers and performers.   Residents call the amphitheater the heart of the Chautauqua.    The institution's president Michael Hill tells us this the third iteration of the facility.   While some guests tried to fight the upgrade, officials tell us the changes will better the institution.    The 41.5 million-dollar project includes a newer sound system, hand rails and seating for 45-hundred people.   The operations director says the project is also environment friendly, with rain gardens that help clean the water before it goes into the lake.    'We've taken a lot of effort to make the place better for everyone who comes to visit, everyone who comes to work here and for the environment,' said John Shedd, the director of operations.   Hill said, 'The amphitheater is the moral heart of the institution. It is the place where our community gathers. It's our church. It's our largest classroom. It's a place where performers like Aretha Franklin, who will open our season, come. So, it really is the symbolic gathering spot.'   The first event held in the new amphitheater will be Jamestown High School's graduation.   Hill says that's in an effort to let the neighboring communities feel more welcome at the institution.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Aretha Franklin To Headline First Performance At New Amp- THE POST JOURNAL


Setting The Stage


The metal roofing at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is currently being put on, thanks to the work of the construction crews on site. The project is still on track, according to Chautauqua Institution officials.  P-J photo by Katrina Fuller
The metal roofing at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is currently being put on, thanks to the work of the construction crews on site. The project is still on track, according to Chautauqua Institution officials. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

The first performer to grace the stage at the new Amphitheater this summer will be none other than Aretha Franklin.
Jordan Steves, Chautauqua Institution interim vice president of Marketing and Communications and director of communications, said the institution is honored to welcome Franklin to the new facility. She recently announce she will be retiring later in the year, which will make the sold out June 24 performance one of her last, Steves said.
“We start out 2017 with a bang with Aretha Franklin,” he said. “We can’t think of a better way to start out a new era with a new Amp.”
The new Amphitheater is still under construction, but the progress is going well, Steves said.
“We are really looking forward to starting a new season with the new Amphitheater,” he said. “Things are going really well. The weather has been really cooperative for the most part … we’re on schedule if not a little bit ahead.”
Another view of the work being done near the rear of the structure.
Another view of the work being done near the rear of the structure.

As for the construction, currently, the crews are working on finishing the concrete in the bowl of the structure, while other members of the crew are installing the ceiling which will be reminiscent of the old Amphitheater ceiling. Steves said roof work is also continuing on the metal roof.
In the back-of-house, he said a lot of finish work is being done, such as installing fixtures, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work.
“That’s all been progressing very well,” Steves said.
Steves said the institution administration is “exceedingly optimistic” that the project will be completed in time for the opening of the season. Likewise, the Jamestown High School graduation will be the first public event held in the new Amphitheater, he said.
All-County Spring Festival has been moved to the State University of New York at Fredonia as the timeline was a little too tight, Steves said. However, he said the hope is it is a temporary relocation.
Construction is still underway and remains on schedule at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. Pictured is the back-of-house area, where finishing work is currently being completed. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller
Construction is still underway and remains on schedule at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. Pictured is the back-of-house area, where finishing work is currently being completed. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller
After the Amphitheater project is finished, Steves said other smaller projects could be necessary on the institution grounds, such as improvement of the School of Fine and Performing Arts dormitory facilities, but nothing to the size of this project.
“When you have a campus as big as ours, there is always something to maintain,” he said. “I don’t think, at least in my time working at Chautauqua, there will ever be as big of a project as the Amphitheater project.”
For more information on the project, visit ciweb.org.



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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chautauqua Lake to benefit from water quality improvement projects



ASHVILLE — On Feb. 28, a conservationist from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy presented on Chautauqua Lake’s water quality improvement projects for an audience in Ashville.
The presentation focused on which projects have been completed, which projects will be addressed next, and why Chautauqua Lake’s water quality needs improvement.
Last summer and fall, the Water Quality Improvement Project program stabilized sections of Bemus Creek and Prendergast Creek. In total, 1,970 feet of stream corridor was stabilized and 1,150 linear feet of stone toe protection was installed. In the future, these projects will stabilize sections of Goose, Bemus, Dutch Hollow, the west branch of Dutch Hollow and Ball creeks.
Chautauqua Lake is plagued with sedimentation problems and harmful algae due to the history and developed nature of its watershed. Many tributary streams are eroding and releasing high-nutrient sediment into Chautauqua Lake each year. This sediment can cause navigation problems at the creek’s mouths, and also supports the growth of harmful algae and nuisance aquatic vegetation. Stabilizing these streams to reduce the erosion is an important step toward keeping Chautauqua Lake beautiful and open to recreation through the summer months.
To learn more about these water quality improvement projects or to schedule a meeting with a CWC conservationist to look at an eroding stream on your property, call the group at 664-2166.



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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Romantic Weekend Getaways, Family Fun - Visit Chautauqua County this Winter



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President's Day Weekend Winter Festival at Mayville Lakeside Park

An annual Chautauqua County tradition, the President's Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville, NY will return February 17-19th. Highlights include a Snowball Throwing Contest, a Polar Plunge benefiting the Food Bank of WNY, Snowman/Animal Building Contest, Snowmobile Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, a Pet Parade, Live Music, Food, Vendors and so much more!
 
Chautauqua County, A Romantic Winter Getaway
Wine & Chocolate Weekend: February 17-19, 2017
Your sweetheart (or your bff) will LOVE you for this one! --

It's Wine & Chocolate Weekend! A minimum of 6 wineries will have wine samples, savory food samples and lots of sweet treats.
Tickets are $38 (online purchase only) and inlcude:
  • A food & wine sample pairing at each winery
  • Wine tasting (one additional flight at each winery)
  • A great gift! This year's gift is specialty chocolates from PULAKOS CHOCOLATES!
  • A booklet containing all of the recipes of the foods you'll be tasting
  • A Lake Erie Wine Country wine glass
  • A $5 voucher to use at any winery or at participating restaurants designated on the back of the voucher
One $38 ticket is good for all 3 days, or a price break for Fri and or Sun ticket for $28 (can't be used on Sat.)  You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets. I.D. required at each winery
Romantic Winter Dining in Chautauqua County
Sushi Roll at Forte in Jamestown_ NY
Discover something new with your love this winter by showing how much you care with an escape to the bucolic charm of Chautauqua County. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching but we invite you to turn any weekend into a special occasion that will forever be remembered. - By Loren Mayshark
 
The trails are currently closed, but WinterFest is still on!
FREE EVENT - Bring your family and friends for an eventful, fun-filled winter day at the Bemus Point Golf Club!! Lots of exciting events, vendor/dealer displays, prizes, music, a giant bonfire and much much more!

100% of ALL money raised goes directly to the five snowmobile clubs in Chautauqua County! Hosted by: Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Services, LOUD Performance Products, TheRiderScope.
Trail Blazers: Part II - Grooming Our 450 Miles of Snowmobile Trails
With 450 miles of snowmobile trails in Chautauqua County, even people who don't participate in the sport are aware of its huge presence. Provided we see favorable weather, this expansive network of trails, second largest in NYS, will attract 15,000 annual riders.

Maintaining the trails requires a lot of time and effort on the part of the five area snowmobile clubs: Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile ClubEllery Sno-CruisersCherry Creek Sno-GoersLake Effect Trailbreakers, and the Sunset Drifters. It is truly a year-round labor of love.
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Upcoming Events
Snowshoe Jaunt
2/13 & 3/14
A series of fast-paced walks will burn calories while introducing participants to Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy preserves.
Call for exact location and directions:
716.664.2166
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Sleigh Rides at Chautauqua Institution
Every Saturday and Sunday through 2/26
Tak a nostalgic ride on a horse-drawn bobsled through the historic Chautauqua Institution! Rides are about 45 min long & depart approx. every half hour from 1-3 pm.  Purchase tickets at the Chautauqua Bookstore.

Cinema Series at 1891 Fredonia Opera House:
Fences on 2/14 An adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Fences is the story of Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but he was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players.
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Rolling Hills Radio 61: Annie Wells, Alan Whitney and the Healing Committee on 2/23
Carl Cappa Theater at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Tickets Available
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The Wonder Bread Years 3/4
The Reg Lenna salutes the Baby Boomer generations with this funny, heartwarming look back at yesteryear. A fast-paced, hilarious production starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) thate gracefully walks the line between standup and theater.
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22nd Annual Maple Weekend(s)
March 18-19 &
March 25-26
A free, family oriented event to learn about the maple syrup making process. Each participating sugar house will have something different to see and do.
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Request a Guide
Plan your vacation with the help of the 2016 "I Love NY" Chautauqua County Visitors Guide.
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Download an APP
The Visit Chautauqua County APP is available through iTunes or 
Google Play.
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Special Offers
Find vacation packages and special offers for  winter getaways.
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