Tuesday, November 04, 2014



Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau                                      E-NEWS    November 2014
what's  happening
Through November 15, 2014 - Colors of Chautauqua learning festival 
 
November 7, 2014 - Of Mice and Men
1891 Fredonia Opera House
 
November 7-9 and 14-16, 2014 - Harvest Wine Weekends, Lake Erie Wine Country
 
November 7-9, 2014 - Holiday Open House, Bemus Point
 
November 7-22, 2014 - Les Miserables, Scharmann Theatre, Jamestown Community College
 
November 8-9, 2014 - What's New Fair, Jamestown Community College
 
November 11, 2014 - Cirk La Putyka Presents: Slapstick Sonata, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown
 
November 14, 2014 - Southern Tier Brewing Company LIVE Concerts: Dark Star Orchestra, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown
 
November 14, 2014 - Not So Silent Cinema Presents Chaplin!, 1891 Fredonia Opera House
 
November 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015 - Bird Portraits by Steve Cagan, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown
 
 
November 15, 2014 - Fall Art Day, Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail
 
November 20, 2014 - Rolling Hills Radio with Ken Hardley presents John McEuen, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown
 
November 21-23, 2014 - Christmas in the Village, Westfield

November 22, 2014 -
Holiday Open House, Mayville
 
November 22, 2014 - Thanksgiving with the Birds, Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary
 
November 28, 2014 - January 19, 2015 - Annual Holiday Exhibit, Fenton History Center, Jamestown
Fenton History Center  
 
December 6, 2014 - Christmas Thru the Village, Findley Lake
 
December 6, 2014 - Miracle on Main Street, Fredonia
 
December 13, 2014 - Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena
 
 
For a full list of events in Chautauqua County throughout the year, see the online calendar.
Holiday Shopping and Winter Preparations


It's the end of October and most of vibrant colors have passed. Snow will soon be on its way, along with preparations for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, sharpening of snowboards and skis, and inspections of snowmobiles and trails. For those looking for unique gifts, home decorations, and fun holiday shopping experiences, there are plenty of opportunities in the region. Visit several villages around the county for special shopping days, village-wide celebrations, and sales. Bemus Point offers a Holiday Open House, November 7-9, 2014 with 20% off almost everything in participating stores along with specials at local restaurants. The Village of Westfield celebrates Christmas in the Village, November 21-23. Nearby, the merchants of Mayville will hold an open house on Saturday, November 22nd. On December 6th, Findley Lake hosts Christmas Thru the Village and Fredonia welcomes December with a Miracle on Main Street.
Harvest Wine Weekends
November 7-9 and 14-16, 2014

Celebrate the end of the grape harvest in America's Grape Country with Lake Erie Wine Country's annual Harvest Wine Weekends. Guests will savor delicious foods paired with select wines at each of 25 wineries. While there, be sure to stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield. On November 15th, the Discovery Center hosts artists during Fall Art Day. Plan to return to the region February 13-15, 2015 and bring your Valentine for the luscious Wine & Chocolate Weekend.
Holiday Shopping in Amish Country
November 15, 2014

Take a tour through Amish Country on November 15th. Offered through SUNY Fredonia Lifelong Learning and Special Programs, Holiday Shopping in Amish Country offers a day-long tour through the Old Order Amish community. Learn about the Amish way of life and shop for handcrafted gifts at a quilt shop, toy factory, cheese shop, and bake stand. An Amish-style lunch is included, served at the Cherry Creek Inn. The cost is $59 per person and includes lunch and transportation. Be sure to register by November 7th at 716-673-3177.  
Holiday Traditions
Annual Exhibit and Candlelight tours
For 36 years, the Annual Holiday Exhibit at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown has been a favorite local tradition. Stop by between November 28, 2014 and January 19, 2015 and enter into American holiday traditions of past and present in the grand 1863 mansion of New York State Governor Reuben E. Fenton (1865-1868). The elegant Mansion will celebrate "Tis the Season" along with fresh greenery, holiday decorations, and an upside down Christmas tree. Returning this year, costumed guides will give candlelight tours of the mansion and exhibit on Saturday evenings in December.  
A Holiday Parade
December 5, 2014
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation announces Jamestown's 2014 Winter Wonderland Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration  will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014. The polar vortex will take over Third Street as Winter Wonderland celebrates the snowy culture the region is famous for. The parade begins at 6:30 pm and will travel east on Third Street to Tracy Plaza with a traditional tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display.  
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Friday, October 03, 2014

A Map to Find That Brewery You're Looking For



Buffalo Business First Reporter- Business First
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Kevin Klass is putting Buffalo area breweries on the map.
Klass runs taptrails.com, which identifies areas of the country with concentrations of breweries within a small area, creating a taptrail. Each taptrail has its own map that identifies locations of participating breweries that offer discounts when the map is presented. The total of the discounts offered by trail breweries meets or exceeds the $10 map purchase price, and often exceeds $40.
Each map has information and discounts for area restaurants and transportation services. Those who visit the participating breweries and fill their maps with stamps are eligible for prizes. Maps are sold at area Consumer’s Beverage Inc.
Eleven area breweries within a 15-mile radius of Buffalo are on the map, plus Southern Tier Brewing Co., Ellicottville Brewing Co. and Woodcock Brothers Brewery.
Klass launched the company a few years ago while living in Loveland, Colo. Wanting to spread the word about burgeoning breweries, he created the map. To date, hes created taptrails for Loveland and Buffalo.
“Buffalo is a great beer town, and the craft brew industry is growing here,” he said.
Klass, who works as a sales manager for a local veterinary medical company, added that a phone app is also under development. He said that while he earns money through map sales and some advertising, they don’t charge breweries to participate.
“It’s a fun side business with the hope that it can become something bigger,” he said. “One or two trails isn’t going to provide a significant amount of income, but if we can replicate in 50 or 100 markets, it can be financially viable.”
For more information, visit taptrails.com.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall In Chautauqua County

what's  happening
Through mid-November 2014 - Colors of Chautauqua Learning Season
October 3 & 4, 2014 - Enchanted Forest, Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Jamestown
October 3, 2014 - A Streetcar Named Desire, 1891 Fredonia Opera House

October 3, 2014 - Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown
October 4, 2014 - Muddy Viking - Run 4 Your Life!, Chautauqua Lake Lutheran Center, Bemus Point

October 4-5, 2014 - Harmony Historical Society Fall Festival, Ashville
October 4&11, 2014 - Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tours, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown
October 5, 2014 - The Country Jamboree, 1891 Fredonia Opera House
October 10-12 & 17-19, 2014 - Cats, The Lucille Ball Little Theatre, Jamestown
October 11-12, 2014 - Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk & Half Marathon, Jamestown
October 11-12 & 18-19, 2014 - Peek'n Peak Fall Fest, Clymer
October 11, 2014 - Bob Newhart, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown
October 12, 2014 - Mausoleum Tales and More, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown
October 17-18, 2014 - Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours, Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia
October 17, 2014 - Canal Street String Band, 1891 Fredonia Opera House
October 25, 2014 - Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo, Camp Onyahsa, Dewittville
October 25, 2014 - Riesling Harvest Celebration, Johnson Estate Winery, Westfield
October 25, 2014 - Wurst Party Ever, Peek'n Peak Resort, Clymer
haunted happenings
Haunting at the Mall, Lakewood - October 10 - November 1, 2014

Town of Terror Haunted Village, Ashville - October 10 - 25

Terror Within the Walls Haunted House, Jamestown - October 10 - November 1, 2014
farm markets
Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market, Westfield - Saturdays through December 20, 2014

Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market - Thursdays, 12-6 pm, through October 30, 2014

Fredonia Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm, through October 25, 2014
A Grape Stomping Record, Bob Newhart, and a Marathon Weekend!
October 11-12, 2014
The City of Jamestown and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy have big plans for Columbus Day Weekend with a Lucy Town Half Marathon, Kids Run, and 5K races. Runners from 27 states attended the inaugural event in 2013. At noon on Saturday, join this year's effort to set a Guinness World Record for the most people stomping grapes (30 tons of them!). Individuals of all ages and groups are encourage to register and participate to overcome the current record of 977 people set by a small town in Spain. A performance by legendary comedian Bob Newhart at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts caps off the day on Saturday.
A Colorful Festival 
Colors of Chautauqua
Plan a learning adventure during Chautauqua County's season long fall learning festival, the Colors of Chautauqua, now through mid-November. Take a class through Jamestown Community College's Center for Continuing Education or SUNY Fredonia's Lifelong Learning and Special Programs. Take a walking tour of Jamestown's historic districts or explore history through personal stories told on a tour of century old cemeteries. The Colors of Chautauqua includes dozens of workshops on culinary, creative, and cultural topics held in both indoor and outdoor settings across Chautauqua County. See the schedule online.
 
The Grape Harvest

Take a drive or a bicycle ride through America's Grape Country, the largest grape growing region in the country east of the Rockies. Enjoy the scenery while inhaling the intoxicating aroma of the grapes ready for harvest. Stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield and learn the heritage of grape growing in the oldest Concord grape growing region in the world. Visit the 25 wineries along the Lake Erie Wine Country wine trail and taste award winning varieties including dessert and ice wines. Plan to return during the Harvest Wine Celebration over for weekends in November with featured wine and food pairings and a booklet of recipes with entertaining ideas just in time for the holidays.
Seasonal Cemetery Tours
Jamestown and Fredonia
Saints & Sinners Cemetery Tour
Engage in history with tours of century old cemeteries. On October 17 and 18 the historic Forest Hill Cemetery comes alive during Festivals Fredonia's Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours led by ghostly guides in horse-drawn trolleys. The 45 minute tour includes stories of Fredonia's founding families, national heroes, Revolutionary, Union, and Confederate soldiers, artists, entrepreneurs and industrialists. In Jamestown, learn some of the more than 43,000 personal stories of saints and sinners buried in Lake View Cemetery with tours led by members of the Fenton History Center on October 4th and 11th. Take an afternoon or nighttime walk through the spectacular 1859 cemetery and hear costumed actors tell the stories of Jamestown's past including a murder as the result of a love triangle, a woman missionary doctor that changed lives, and a heartbreaking story of a WWII soldier that survived the Bataan death march. Tours can be walking or horse-drawn and take about an hour. Twilight Mausoleum Tours take place October 12th. Reservations are required for all cemetery tours.
Fall Fest at Peek'n Peak
October 11-12 & 18-19, 2014
Peek'n Peak Fall Festival
Peek'n Peak Resort and Spa's annual Fall Fest toasts the warm weather and colorful foliage over two weekends with seasonal fun for the whole family. Festivities include a juried craft show, pumpkin cannon, ski lift rides, snow sports equipment swap, corn hole tournament, car show, live music, children's games and entertainment.  A new pumpkin carving contest takes place October 18 and 19, along with the 2nd Annual Peak Mountain Challenge on October 18th, when participants race to the top of Sugar Shack mountain. The first male and female finishers will win full season ski passes. Peek'n Peak's new dual zip lines, Mountain Adventure Park with its series of increasingly challenging aerial courses, and Segway tours will also be open and available during the festival.












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Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau                                    E-NEWS    September 2014
what's  happening
Through November 11, 2014 - Colors of Chautauqua Learning Festival
September 5, 2014 - An Evening with Bill Harley, 1891 Fredonia Opera House
September 5-6, 2014 - Red, White and Blues Festival, Fredonia

September 6, 2014 - The Great Jamestown ChalkWalk

September 6, 2014 - Local Music Showcase, Jamestown

September 6-7, 2014 - Septemberfest, Merritt Estate Winery

September 12, 2014 - "Medea" from London's National Theatre, 1891 Fredonia Opera House

September 12-13, 2014 - Night Lights Music Festival

September 13, 2014 - Annual History Fair, Sinclairville

September 13, 2014 - Rolling Hills Radio with Ken Hardley presents John Latini & Miche Fambro, Jamestown

September 13, 2014 - WRFA-LP 10th Anniversary Celebration and 10,000 Maniacs, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

September 13, 2013 - Farm-to-Table Dinner, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua Institution

September 20, 2014 - Tour D'Vine - Bike Rally and Family Celebration
 
September 20-21, 2014 - Festival of Grapes, Silver Creek

September 25, 2014 - Rolling Hills Radio with Ken Hardley presents Anonymous Willpower and Pete Pepke, Jamestown

September 26-28, 2014 - Quilting Around Chautauqua, Chautauqua Institution

September 27, 2014 - Beats at the Brix Music Series, 21 Brix Winery

September 27, 2014 - Cabana Sam's Boat Burning, Sunset Bay, Irving 

September 28, 2014 - Busti Apple Festival
upcoming events
October 3, 2014 - A Streetcar Named Desire, 1891 Fredonia Opera House

October 3, 2014 - Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

October 10, 2014 - Bob Newhart, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

October 11, 2014 - Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon


October 11-12 and 18-19, 2014 - Peek'n Peak Fall Festival

October 25, 2014 - Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo

November 7-9 and 14-16 - Harvest Celebrations, Lake Erie Wine Country
Plan your fall getaway to Chautauqua County

Getaway to western New York and explore all the different flavors of fall. Attend a harvest festival with grapes, apples, wine, music, and homemade quilts, crafts and food. Visit picturesque lakeside and Victorian villages with a variety of boutique shops and cafes. Stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield and learn the heritage of grape growing in the oldest Concord grape growing region in the world. Discover local history and American heroes at museums throughout the region like the McClurg Museum, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy, the Robert H. Jackson Center for Justice and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for Natural History

Taste local wines and spirits in Lake Erie Wine Country or visit the Southern Tier Brewing Company for a tour. 
Attend one of the season's
largest events at Peek'n Peak during the annual Fall Festival offered over two weekends in October. 
 
Celebrate the Colors of Chautauqua
Labor Day through Veteran's Day Weekend

Plan a learning adventure during Chautauqua County's season long fall learning festival, the Colors of Chautauqua, from Labor Day to Veteran's Day. Take a class. Join a Farm to Table or Beer Pairing dinner. Engage in history with tours of century old cemeteries. The Colors of Chautauqua includes dozens of workshops on culinary, creative, and cultural topics as well as experiences like fly fishing or golf that can booked upon request. Classes are held in both indoor and outdoor classrooms across Chautauqua County. See the schedule online, including:

Guided Walk Along Lake Erie: Berries, Birds and Wildflowers
Alberto Rey: Biological Realism Exhibition
First Friday Lunch Bunch
Walking Tours of Jamestown
Harvest and Grape Stomp
Valvo Candy Factory Tours
Edible Audubon: Fall
Harvest Vineyard Walks
Little Explorers
Nature Walk - Chadakoin River's Spiny Softshell Turtle
Farm to Table Dinner
Fall Events at Chautauqua Institution

Enjoy a five-course dinner exclusively prepared with local ingredients during the fall Farm-to-Table Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Travis Bensink at Heirloom at the Athenaneum Hotel, September 19, 2014. Each of the five courses is paired with a local wine or beer. Learn about ingredients available in the county, how they are grown or raised, and how to source and acquire them all while enjoying an elegant culinary experience. For guests looking for a longer getaway, overnight packages are available on the Athenaeum Hotel's website. Then, from September 27-28, the grounds of Chautauqua will become a quilter's haven during Quilting at Chautauqua. Hundreds of quilts made by local artisans will be on display while vendors offer the latest in quilting supplies. There will also be hands-on classes for those wanting to learn new techniques.
WRFA-LP Station for the Arts Turns 10!
September 13, 2014
Jamestown's community radio station for the arts, WRFA-LP 107.9 celebrates its 10th anniversary, Saturday, September 13, 2014. The evening includes a special Rolling Hills Radio show and a concert by the 10,000 maniacs. The party starts at 5 pm in the Studio Theater on Third Street in Jamestown when Rolling Hills Radio host Ken Hardley welcomes longtime friends John Latini and Miche Fambro to the radio broadcast performed before a live audience. The event is free, but reservations are required. Then at 8 pm, Jamestown's own 10,000 Maniacs take the stage of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. The band's lineup includes original members, Steve Gustafson and Dennis Drew, longtime drummer Jerry Augustyniak, guitar player Jeff Erickson and their vocalist since 1994, Mary Ramsey. The Maniacs released the album, Music From The Motion Picture in 2013 and is currently working on their new album, Twice Told Tales. Tickets are $10 for most seats and $25 for limited premium seating. Reservations and tickets for both events can be made online.
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