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Friday, February 24, 2006

Lake Effect Snow Watch

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The lake effect snow machine could be churning up a huge delivery for typical snow regions of Western New York.
The National Weather Service posting a lake effect snow WATCH for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties for tomorrow through Monday.
The snow is expected to move in Saturday night, and linger through Sunday and into Monday, possibly leaving behind "significant accumulations".

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Lakeside Luxury Coming to Chautauqua Lake

Published in the Jamestown Post Journal

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Chautauqua Lakeside Luxury Page 2

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Reprinted from the Jamestown Post Journal

Bemus Point Condo Project Goes to Board of Appeals

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Bemus Point Condo Project Moving Along

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Bemus Point Golf Course Addition will Help Serve Larger Crowds

Reprinted from the Jamestown Post Journal

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Wild Animal Sanctuary in Sinclairville, NY

Wild Animal Sanctuary In Sinclairville, NY is republished from the Jamestown Post Journal

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Fishing Notebook: Moraine/Angler Outdoor Show scheduled for Butler Saturday
Sunday, February 19, 2006By Deborah Weisberg

The second annual Moraine Angler/Outdoor Adventure Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Days Inn, on Route 8, one mile south of Butler.
The show will feature 58 vendors plus seminars on fishing, hunting and other outdoors activities, such as fishing floats for steelhead by Matt Hrycyk of the Pennsylvania Steelhead Association, muskie fishing by Fombell guide Howard Wagner, fall smallmouth fishing on Lake Chautauqua and carp angling by Carp Anglers Group president Steve Lojek.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 and older, and are good for both days. Proceeds benefit the Butler Mental Health Association. For more, call 724-287-1965.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Higgins Announces $150,000 Grant for Chadakoin Riverwalk in Jamestown

February 16, 2006
CONTACT: SUZANNE ANZISKA(202) 225-3306(202) 679-3093 (cell)

Jamestown, NY—Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced a $150,000 grant from the National Park Service for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for the Chadakoin Riverwalk. This grant is in addition to the $1,600,000 which Higgins secured for the Jamestown Downtown Connector Trail project in the federal transportation bill passed last year.

The City of Jamestown will construct a new section of the Chadakoin Riverwalk, eventually extending the trail the entire length of the Chadakoin River within the city limits. The trail provides physical access to the riverfront area and an opportunity to reconnect areas of the city that have been disconnected by topography, the river, and an active railroad line. Located in the northwest quadrant of the city, this section of the pathway will consist of an eight- foot-wide pedestrian/bike path extending from Fairmount Avenue through Chadakoin Park to Clifton Avenue. Signage, lighting and landscaping are also included in the project.

“This funding will be a boon to the revitalization of the City of Jamestown and will help foster further economic development, tourism, and waterfront access,” said Congressman Higgins. “Access to the riverfront area is crucial to the prosperity of the entire city, and I look forward to seeing the real work begin.”

The grant for the Chadakoin Riverwalk comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), of which Higgins is a strong supporter. Last year he signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging funding for the LWCF, which was at threat of being severely cut.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

I visited a new store today called the Renaissance Christmas Farm

The store offers a wide variety of Xmas products and is located in a renovated barn sitting on 90+ acres of Chautauqua County land. Plenty of parking and open space to enjoy the scenery and running stream. Don't forget to take the time to speak with John & Carol Merkel about their current and future plans for the business & property. If what they have done to date is any indication it is going to be a real show piece.

Get there by car, or snowmobile right to the door stop in for some hot coffe or coca.

Open 10 AM daily.

3890 Route 62
Kennedy, NY 14747


Just off the intersection of Rte 394 & 62

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

MONTAGUE, N.Y. The lake effect is back in full swing in parts of western and central New York.Lake-effect snow starting blowing off the warm waters of Lake Erie yesterday and continue this morning, bringing up to two feet of snow to some areas of Chautauqua and Wyoming counties, with a foot-and-a-half in parts of Cattaraugus and southern Erie County.
High winds are blowing all that snow around in some communities, causing dangerous driving conditions. The Orleans County Sheriff's Department has issued a county-wide travel advisory, urging no unnecessary travel.
Lake-effect snow is also piling up in the Tug Hill Plateau, near the eastern end of Lake Ontario. So far the hamlet of Hooker in Lewis County has reported getting 33 inches of snow.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Jamestown, Chautauqua and Lake Erie Railway
The Jamestown, Chautauqua and Lake Erie Railway was one of a succession of companies operating along the eastern side of Chautauqua Lake. company opened a line from Mayville to Westfield on July 1, 1902 and leased the Jamestown & Chautauqua Railroad. The Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Company, an interurban line, bought up all the stock in February 1907. The line went into receivership and was purchased by the Broadhead interests, owners of the Jamestown Street Railway and Chautauqua Traction Company.
Mr. C. T. Arend compiled this oral history of the line from his father, a conductor for the JC&LE.
Gas Motor Car #1 on the Jamestown, Chautauqua and Lake Erie Railroad
On December 8, 1913 the Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad took over the line and began electrifying the main line. Passenger operations ended November 30, 1947 following the death leading members of the Broadhead family. The line began diesel powered freight service which continued until January 21, 1950.
A 1907 pass from the railroad.
Major WNY Facilities

Adapted from the "Official Railway & Steamboat Guide Chautauqua Lake Tourists Guide, 1889-90", F. M. Lewis & H. B. Stranahan Publishers, Cleveland, Ohio.
Ebersole, Helen. 1998. Trolleys of Jamestown and Chautauqua Lake.
Reifschneider, Felix E. 1949. Interurbans of the Empire State. Self-Published.
Woodbury, John. 1958. Unpublished Notes.
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