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Friday, April 25, 2008

2007-2008 Chautauqua County Snowfall Summary

…CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY…

 

 

.MAYVILLE…….198 INCHES
.STOCKTON…….177 INCHES
.SINCLAIRVILLE..156 INCHES
.ELLINGTON……134 INCHES
.FORESTVILLE….133 INCHES
.BEMUS POINT….119 INCHES
.FREWSBURG……100 INCHES
.JAMESTOWN…… 98 INCHES
.DUNKIRK…….. 83 INCHES
.FREDONIA……. 67 INCHES

 

 

…CATTARAUGUS COUNTY…

 

.PERRYSBURG…..212 INCHES
.S.DAYTON…….181 INCHES
.ELLICOTTVILLE..164 INCHES
.YORKSHIRE……134 INCHES
.LITTLE VALLEY..128 INCHES
.WEST VALLEY….112 INCHES
.FRANKLINVILLE..109 INCHES
.CATTARAUGUS….105 INCHES
.NEW ALBION….. 98 INCHES
.ALLEGANY……. 93 INCHES
.SALAMANCA…… 85 INCHES
.RANDOLPH……. 84 INCHES
.OLEAN………. 67 INCHES



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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chautauqua County Coming Alive

Chautauqua County Coming Alive With Spring Shows

By Nick Dean ndean@post-journal.com

 Mojo's will hold a pair of vastly different, yet equally enjoyable shows this weekend. On Friday, area metal band Desecrator (pictured) will perform with the band Off. The Brooklyn-based band Oakley Hall will perform Saturday with the Audience. Submitted photo

4/24/2008 - Skipping the usual opening graph hoopla and cutting right to the point, Chautauqua County has come alive with arrival of spring. Not that there was any lack of shows this past winter, but venues seem to blossom around Jamestown as the weather warms. Makes a guy forget about a little thing called Coachella that's also happening this weekend.

¯ SPOTLIGHT ON BLUEGRASS AT THE CELORON LEGION — Bluegrass jams happen every Thursday at the Celoron American Legion. Going on three years now, the weekly event is led by Doug Waterman and the Backwoods Bluegrass band.

''We were at Doo-Dahs in Busti until they closed, then we moved it to Celoron,'' Waterman said in a recent e-mail to Late Night Spotlight. The weekly shows begin at 7 p.m.

Comprised of Waterman on guitar, Rick Rossi on dobro, Bill Smith on mandolin and Nora Cole on upright bass, Backwoods Bluegrass has been old-time country and all types of bluegrass for four years. The group, whose members live in Warren, Sugar Grove, Sharon and Stow, play everywhere from Western New York to eastern Ohio.

On Saturday, May 3, the group will play Pine Junction in Findley Lake from 9 p.m. to midnight.

¯ THE PLACE TO BE TONIGHT — 103.1 FM The Fox found its first three finalists for Last Comic Standing last Thursday at Shawbucks. The radio station's second annual comedy competition continues tonight at 8:30 p.m. Like last week, tonight's preliminary round is open to all interested contestants. It is the final preliminary round before next week's finals event.

Registration for tonight's event begins at 7 p.m. Admission and participation is open to anyone over the age of 21. For more information on rules and pre-registration, call WQFX at 487-1151 or visit www.fox103.com. Information about the Nobodies of Comedy event at the Reg Lenna can be found online at www.reglenna.com.

¯ THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND — Though vastly different, Mojo's has two high-quality rock shows happening this weekend.

First is an evening of metal on Friday, featuring new metal band — not Nu Metal band — Off. Also on the bill is area favorite Desecrator, which features singer/guitarist Chris Lee, bassist Tony Piazza, guitarist John Oberg and drummer Darrin Payne. Nearing 15 years of playing metal ''like it used to be,'' Desecrator have an in-depth, full bio available online at MySpace.com/DesecratorUSA.

On Saturday, a Brooklyn-based collective called Oakley Hall will play Mojo's. Jamestown's own the Audience will open.

Not that Oakley Hall defies description, but no word fits the band as snugly as a genre title like metal describes Desecrator. Relishing in old-time song structures and other Americana fare, Oakley Hall plays a style of folk rock that's simultaneously familiar and experimental. The group, which formed in 2002, has released CDs on Brah Records — a subsidiary of JagJaguwar Records — and most recently on Merge Records.

''It's our first time in Jamestown and it should be kind of a crazy show,'' frontman Patrick Sullivan said in a recent phone interview with The Post-Journal. ''We're a pretty road tested band. We've toured our faces off in the last few years. I think I have friends in Seattle and L.A. that I've seen more than my friends in New York. And in that time, we've played a gajillion cities, small towns and places the size of Jamestown. ... Jamestown is pretty close to New York and we hope to have a good time. Maybe we'll put it on the routing for future tours.''

Being on Merge and having toured with bands like the Constantines and Bright Eyes, here's to hoping Oakley Hall's members enjoy themselves this weekend.

¯ TEN MORE SHOWS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND — In need of more entertainment ideas for this weekend? Dig the following 10 event recommendations:

10. Larry ''LZ'' Dillon will be the guest artist at tonight's Bill Ward Presents concert event at the Lakeview Hotel & Restaurant in Mayville. 9. Cindy Haight and Brian Hanna will play an acoustic show tonight at Carol's Silver Dollar. 8. The Good Time Saloon has a Friday night show with Midas this week. 7. Barefoot Sarah will play the Jamestown Moose Club on Friday. 6. The Bogarts will play a Friday night show at the Morse Hotel in Sherman

5. Shawbucks has New Wave Nation on Saturday. 4. Slots are filling up fast for the Labyrinth Press Company's open mic event on Saturday. 3. Synergy will play the Lakeview Hotel & Restaurant on Saturday night. 2. Carol's Silver Dollar has a Saturday night show with Barefoot Sarah. 1. The Steve Johnson Band will play the Hickey Tavern in Allegany on Saturday.

¯ MOVIE OF THE WEEK — The Reg Lenna Civic Center will continue its spring movie series Saturday with an 8 p.m. screening of ''There Will Be Blood.'' Starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as a turn-of-the-century oil man, ''There Will Be Blood'' examines ideas of greed, jealousy, hate, revenge and kinship. Other films to be screened at the Reg this spring include ''The Orphanage'' and ''The Band's Visit.'' For more information, call 484-7070 or visit www.reglenna.com.

¯ DELICIOUS DRINK(S) OF THE WEEK — Bowling, beer, chicken wings and shots? The Democrats' potential presidential nominees are just like us! And there's video footage to prove it! Just YouTube the words ''Hillary Clinton, Shot and Beer'' to see the former First Lady sipping some Crown Royal.

Commemorate the odd everyman attempt yourself this weekend by knocking back a boilermaker. The recipe is simple, requiring only whiskey and beer. The method is a little more complex, depending on personal taste. There's the separate method, where the shot and beer are drunk separately; the mixing method, where whiskey is poured into the beer; and the bomb method, in which the shot glass of whiskey is physically dropped into a pint glass.

And seriously Hillary, Crown Royal? Not Beam or even Jack Daniels? At least Obama drank Yuengling when he was in Pennsylvania.

¯ COMING NEXT WEEK — Diners visiting any of several area restaurants on Tuesday will help raise money for Aids service organizations simply by eating lunch or dinner. With more than 2,800 restaurants participating internationally, Dining Out For Life is able to raise considerable amounts for Aids awareness and Aids services each year. In Jamestown, several restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to the charity, including Sky. On Tuesday, Sky will host a cocktail hour and dinner buffet according to bar representative Jon Mead. Watch The Post-Journal early next week for more details on the dinner event and other participating organizations.

Also next week, the Nobodies of Comedy will return to the Reg Lenna Civic Center on Saturday. The annual tour passed through Jamestown for the first time last year, bringing ''the young stars of tomorrow'' to cities like ours for an evening of contemporary stand-up that's everything from intellectual to raunchy.

¯ QUESTION OF THE WEEK — Name the American actress who married Bobby Darin in 1960. Known for portraying ingenues, the New Jersey native was born April 23, 1942. Also celebrating a birthday yesterday was Carlos Dengler. The Queens native, who was born April 23, 1974, plays bass in what New York City rock band? The group released two albums on Matador Records before moving to Capitol Records in late 2006.

In answer to last week's question, Maynard James Keenan is the American-born singer who fronts Too, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. He was born April 17, 1964.

Nick Dean is a staff reporter at The Post-Journal. Comments on this column can be sent to ndean@post-journal.com. Suggestions and items for submission can be sent via e-mail or by calling the newsroom at 487-1111, ext. 251.

 

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Chautauqua Lake Village Casino in Bemus


Renovations Planned For Village Casino

By Luke Anderson landerson@post-journal.com

 The Village Casino in Bemus Point may be getting a makeover this year as operator Steven Carlson has some capital improvement projects planned.

P-J photo by Luke Anderson

4/21/2008 - BEMUS POINT — A 78-year-old Bemus Point institution may be getting a makeover this year, but village board members expressed concerns about the proposed renovations.

Steven Carlson, operator of the Village Casino, briefed village board members Tuesday on his plans for the upcoming season. The centerpiece of the renovation scheme is a new bar. The main part of the bar would be inside the restaurant, with a small section on the outside.

The outdoor section of the bar would have two seats, and would replace some of the tables that are there now.

"We would actually lose some seating, but the issue is more service,'' Carlson said.

He said he has received some complaints about slow service on the deck. Right now, servers need to go all the way through the restaurant to get beverages.

The outdoor bar would cut the trip time significantly. Carlson also said the new bar would help with security by dividing crowds and reducing the congestion at the existing bar.

Carlson plans to create a "tiki bar'' feel for the outdoor portion of the bar, with a thatched roof and similar accoutrements.

"We just want to create a fun atmosphere,'' Carlson said.

Board members, though, were reluctant to greenlight the plans without further discussion. Specifically, they were concerned about the possibility of added noise and the visibility of alcohol.

"Will there be alcohol bottles visible at this outdoor bar?'' trustee David Lipsey asked.

Carlson responded there would be no more visible alcohol than would be at one of the tables on the deck.

"I'm worried about all the noise from inside if this is an open bar,'' trustee Christine Wight said.

The casino has received some noise complaints in the past, an issue that was largely rectified by putting an automatic closer on the outside door.

Carlson said he had not considered the noise issue, but would be open to suggestions on how to amend the plans to alleviate it. Ms. Wight proposed a work session to further discuss the issue.

Carlson also plans to replace the bar room floor, install vinyl siding on the ferry and old beach side of the building, extend the fence on the north wall and plant more flowers around the front door.

The casino will also introduce some new menu items this year.

"We're not looking to upscale it a bunch, just knock it up a notch,'' Carlson said.

The casino will open for its summer season on May 9.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes

Here is some great information to share with a home buyer or seller. Can you guess what the number one mistake is, or do you know what it is?
 
25. Buying a home for its d├ęcor
24. Not providing easy access for showings
23. Not researching the neighborhood before purchasing
22. Losing money when buying a home at auction
21. Trying to make the "hard sell" when showing
20. Waiting until spring to sell your house, (houses sell 365 days per year)
19. Treating Real Estate like the stock market
18. Failing to Market the home in different ways
17. Not thinking about Resale
16. Buying a home without actually seeing the property
15. Trusting everything a Real Estate Ad says
14. Picking the Wrong Agent
13. Not hiring an Agent
12. Buying the most expensive home on the block
11. Not setting a realistic budget
10. Visiting the house only once (look at the home at least 3 times, and drive by it at different times of the day and night)
9.  Not being pro-active at closing
8. Doing major renovations/remodeling before selling (you may not always get a return on your investment)
7. Skipping the loan pre-approval process
6. Falling in love with the first property you see
5. Buying a home without a professional inspection
4. Overlooking the extra and hidden costs
3. Buying what you want and not what you need
2. Setting too high of a sale price
 
And, the number 1 biggest mistake in Real Estate is ………..Failing to showcase your home. Make minor enhancements to the house, hire a professional to come in and stage your home and rearrange furnishings. Staging is about decorating your house for the buyer's taste, not yours. Staging is designed to increase the potential selling price for the house and reduce the amount of time it is on the market.
 
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thoughts on Seller Financing Your Chautauqua Home

Sell Your House - Finance It!

Sell Your House - Finance It!
By: Craig & Nancy Gleason


Ever thought about seller financing? It does not always work out that a buyer will connect with a seller that can afford to offer seller financing, but there is always the chance that it is worth asking. There are even a couple of new web sites that will assist you in setting it all up.

However, there are risks involved with this sort of sale, even though they can also be very successful, so why would anyone want to become involved?

One of the deciding factors will be how badly you want to sell your home and how much mortgage is owing on it. It is fairly difficult for sellers to find prospective buyers at the moment and it is also difficult for buyers to find financing. This means that the financial climate is right for both parties to try and find a solution outside the norm. However, you will need a very low mortgage or, ideally, no mortgage at all, to be able to follow this route.

Often prospective buyers will go and look at a home that is offering seller financing whereas they may not normally bother to become involved with house-buying. Looking at a home that you may have the chance of buying is more encouraging than just viewing homes and hoping that you can get financing.

A prospective buyer will be more responsive to the pleasing aspects of a home that they feel they could actually own. They may have even given up looking if they are struggling to get financing, so the offer of seller financing could draw them back into the market.

If you are leaving the country or for whatever reason, you simply have to sell your house and do not need the lump sum of cash to pay off your own mortgage on the house, this could be one option that you could investigate. You will definitely need the help of a good real estate agent and a good lawyer, both of whom need to be experienced in seller financing.

There are many options that you can choose from if you are thinking of this solution. As the seller, you will be calling most of the shots; this is because you own the investment (property) and therefore you are taking most of the risk.

How much risk you take will depend on your choice of finance plan. The buyer can also negotiate certain aspects of the plan with you, for instance the type of plan, the number of years, the down payment and the interest rate, to name but a few.

It must be reiterated that you DO need to have experienced professional personnel on board in a deal like this. Having said that, here are a few of the options that you can draw up in a seller financed sale.

The buyer can give a legal Promissory Note and the seller will carry a mortgage for the sale price of the house. This is sometimes called an All Inclusive Trust Deed (AITD).

The buyer puts a down payment on the house, receives the deed and the seller will arrange to hold a mortgage on the remaining balance.

There is also a system that uses the lease option or lease purchase, also known more commonly as 'rent to own'. The most popular way of doing this is for the buyer to rent the home for a set period, during which time it may be agreed that some of the rental portion may be used against the future house purchase. Once the lease/purchase period is up, the buyer will have hopefully arranged a loan to buy off the rest of the property.

There is also the equitable title system of financing, where the buyer shares the title with you but the seller retains the deed. A contract is then put into place in which the buyer makes payments to the seller, at the end of the full pay out of the purchase price, he is given the deeds. The contract can be written up to allow the buyer to keep paying a monthly sum or to have the opportunity to pay down - or pay off - the mortgage.

All of these options mean that you will be receiving more cash for your home than the asking price. This is because whoever carries financing (in this case - you) will also be charging interest that is payable to them each month. In this respect you can find yourself 'better off' by becoming a private financier, as long as you and your lawyer draw up a contract that is water-tight. Get his opinion on the contract in writing by email or letter.

Water-tight means that if the new buyer reneges on the contract at any time, it reverts back to being your private property. You do not want to have a contract where you have to go to court to evict the unhappy new 'owner' and have to rely on a judge to make the decision of whether this is an appropriate action.



Nancy and Craig Gleason are real estate agents with expertise in Chautauqua NY Homes For Sale. For detailed Bemus Point Real Estate listings or information on other Chautauqua County areas, contact Nancy or Craig with Real Estate Advantage.
 
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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chautauqua Institution 2008 Summer Schedule

Chautauqua Amphitheater 2008 Summer Schedule

2008 Summer Schedule for events at the Chautauqua Amphitheater.
June 21st Boz Scaggs 8:15pm
June 22nd The Brass Band of 2:30pm Western Reserve
June 23rd The New Christie 8:15pm Minstrels
June 24th Simply Sinatra 8:15pm Starring Steve Lippia
June 25th The Chautauqua Chamber 8:15 Music Society
June 26th The Chautauqua Dance Salon 8:15
June 27th Switchfoot 8:15
June 29th Washington High School 2:30pm Steel Band
July 2nd An Evening With Mark Russel 8:15pm
July 3rd The Santa Cruz River Band 8:15pm
July 6th The U.S. Army Field Band 8:15pm and Soldiers Chorus
July 9th Fred Garbo Inflatable 7:30 Theater Co.
July 10th Piano Recital: Alexander 8:15 Gavrylyuk
July 11th Linda Elder and The 8:15 Duke Ellington Orchestra
July 13th Chautauqua School of Dance Student Gala
July 16th The Golden Dragon Acrobats
July 18th An Evening with Wynonna
July 20th Waterloo (Canada) Regional Police Male Chorus and the Greater (OH) Mens Choir
July 23rd An Evening with Pas de Deux
July 25th An Evening With Kenny Loggins
July 27th N.Y.S. Summer School of the Arts Choral Studies Program
July 30th Dance Innovations
Aug. 1st The Golden Years of Rock and Roll
Aug. 3rd Chautauqua School of Dance
Aug. 4th Four Celtic Women
Aug 6th 30th Anniversary Concert with New Arts Trio
Aug. 8th An Evening With Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers
Aug 10th Junior Guilders of the Lucille Ball Little Theater
Aug. 13th Amphitheater Ball: Dave Stevens Big Band
Aug 15th "Sounds of Romance" Starring The Lettermen, The Association, and Lou Christie
Aug. 17th Barbershop Harmony Parade
Aug. 18th PHILANDANCO - The Philedelphia Dance Company
Aug. 20th 100th Anniversary of the Great Automobile Race of 1908
Aug 21st An Evening with Jim Brickman
Aug 22nd Special Acoustic Evening With Vince Gill
Aug 23rd An Evening with Bill Cosby
Aug. 24th U.S. air Force Band of Liberty
 
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail

Chaut-lake erie wine trailCelebrate  "21" with the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail - With its 2008 Wine & Cheese Event, May 3rd & 4th, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail welcomes its 21st member winery, Lakeview Wine Cellars in North East, Pennsylvania.  Of the Wine Trail's members, thirteen are located in New York and eight in Pennsylvania; five of these wineries were added within the last year. During the Wine & Cheese Event, each of the wineries will prepare a special dish using cheese provided by event sponsor, Heluva Good Cheese, and will pair it with a complementary wine.  Ticket holders may visit each of the 21 wineries to sample this food and wine.  One winery is designated as a "pick-up" point for event wineglass, gift, and recipe cards.  This year, in addition to Saturday/Sunday tickets, the Wine Trail will also offer "Sunday Only" tickets; both are available at 877-326-6561 or at the  Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail

Wine cheese
The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail is located in the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies in western New York and Pennsylvania - "America's Grape Country".   This 50-mile micro-climate along Lake Erie boasts 30,000 acres of vineyards producing 65 percent of New York State's grapes, sweeping vistas of Lake Erie, and quaint historic villages.
 
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Upcoming Events:
Wine and Cheese Weekend, May 3,4, Chautauqua Wine Trail
Lucy Desi Days Festival, May 24-26, Downtown Jamestown
Bach & Beyond Music Festival , June 6-8, 1891 Fredonia Opera House
Strawberry Festival, June 14-15, Merritt Estate Winery
Bluegrass Festival, June 14-15, Lakeside Park, Mayville
Jamestown Jammers Baseball, season begins June 15, Jamestown
Chautauqua Institution, season begins June 21
Lily Dale Assembly, season begins June 27
Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series, season begins June 29


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Chaut-lake erie wine trailCelebrate  "21" with the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail - With its 2008 Wine & Cheese Event, May 3rd & 4th, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail welcomes its 21st member winery, Lakeview Wine Cellars in North East, Pennsylvania.  Of the Wine Trail's members, thirteen are located in New York and eight in Pennsylvania; five of these wineries were added within the last year. During the Wine & Cheese Event, each of the wineries will prepare a special dish using cheese provided by event sponsor, Heluva Good Cheese, and will pair it with a complementary wine.  Ticket holders may visit each of the 21 wineries to sample this food and wine.  One winery is designated as a "pick-up" point for event wineglass, gift, and recipe cards.  This year, in addition to Saturday/Sunday tickets, the Wine Trail will also offer "Sunday Only" tickets; both are available at 877-326-6561 or at the  Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail

Wine cheese
The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail is located in the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies in western New York and Pennsylvania - "America's Grape Country".   This 50-mile micro-climate along Lake Erie boasts 30,000 acres of vineyards producing 65 percent of New York State's grapes, sweeping vistas of Lake Erie, and quaint historic villages.



 

Say "I Do!" in Chautauqua County and invite your guests to a vacation wedding. It's more than just one day! Set the scene in a lakeside, Victorian, or resort setting. And, as you start your new life together, friends and family can tour the Chautauqua Wine Trail, visit Chautauqua Institution, hike along Rails to Trails, take a culinary adventure, and laugh at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center. Create a destination wedding and say an unforgettable "I Do". 
Start planning today at tourchautauqua.com.

Laugh!  Spend Memorial Day Weekend with Melody Thomas Scott in the hometown of her idol, Lucille Ball, at Jamestown's annual Lucy-Desi Days Celebration.  Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as "Nikki Newman" in "The Young and The Restless" and is a founding board member of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, will be starring in three very special events on Sunday, May 25.    
- Sunday Melody will welcome guests to a brunch in the beautiful Tropicana Room, a recreation of Ricky Ricardo's nightclub from the most famous sitcom in TV history, "I Love Lucy".  Melody will share stories and answer questions about her own career and how she came to love The Queen of Comedy.  Each guest will receive a personally autographed picture of Melody. 

- Sunday night Melody will host the Lucy-Desi Fans Talent Show & Costume Contest.  She will welcome the audience to the beautifully restored theatre where a young Lucille Ball watched vaudeville and movies and was inspired to go into show business.  Fans gathered from across the land will take the stage to prove their "unexpected" talents and showcase their original costumes inspired by classic moments from their - and Melody's! -   all-time favorite comedy show.  Costume contest winners will receive prizes courtesy of The Franklin Mint.  - Following the Talent Show & Costume Contest, the Grand Finale Wrap Party will be on the stage of the theatre, where fans will mix and mingle with Melody and the other festival VIPs, while enjoying live music, wine tasting courtesy of Johnson Estate Winery, and a wonderful dessert buffet.
For a Festival booklet or to order tickets, call (716) 484-0800 (toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN) ext. 203 or visit online at www.lucy-desi.com.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 8:00PM

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Returning to the Reg Lenna Civic Center, the Nobodies of Comedy brings you the young stars of
tomorrow on-stage today. Raunchy, intellectual, sexy, droll and "country" this roster of talented
stand-ups provide an evening of comedy you"ll never forget. These are contemporary
comedians who are becoming nationally known stars. Catch them on the way up and leave the kids
at home with a baby sitter for a hip and hilarious night of comtemporary comedy.

Sponsored by Bush Industries

Ticket price: $20.50 General Admission

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Music Sings in Chautauqua County

Fredonia-Dunkirk Brewfest To Be Held
 Bill Ward pictured performing with Amanda Barton at the 2007 Chautauqua County Music Hall of Fame and Awards ceremony. Ward will play three shows in Chautauqua County this weekend.

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4/10/2008 - If the weather wasn't proof enough, the dozen bar shows and festival events happening this weekend are evidence that spring has sprung in Chautauqua County. Crack open the car windows and take the top down if you can, there are events worth traveling to this weekend — so leave the spring cleaning until later this summer.

¯ SPOTLIGHT ON A TRIO OF BILL WARD SHOWS — Bill Ward will continue his ''Bill Ward Presents'' concert series tonight at the Lakeview Hotel and Restaurant in Mayville with special guest performer Jacinta Whitcome.

A member of the Chautauqua County Hall of Fame, it has been said that Ward works tirelessly for compassionate causes and continues to use his talent to help others.

''It seems there is a small core of people who have helped build up the current burst of creativity we are enjoying in this area, and Bill Ward stands as a charter member of that core,'' said area musician Ken Hardley.

On Friday, Ward will join Hardley for a performance at Carol's Silver Dollar on East Second Street in Jamestown. Ward will guest as part of the monthly ''Ken Hardley Features...'' concert series. In recent months, Hardley has brought out-of-town artists into Jamestown, but for April will focus on a homegrown talent.

''I'm grateful Bill agreed to be part of this series at Carol's Silver Dollar,'' Hardley said about the show. ''When I brought it up to Carol, I thought she was going to jump over the bar with happiness at me. Bill and I played together in his series at the Lakeview and I can't wait to get back on stage with him again. Anytime I can play bluegrass is great, but Bill brings true gravitas to the whole endeavor.

Tonight's Lakeview gig runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday's show at Carol's Silver Dollar begins at 10 p.m. On Saturday, Ward will play Pine Junction in Findley Lake. The show is set to run from 8 to 11 p.m. Pine Junction is located at 9757 Bailey Hill Road in Findley Lake and can be reached by calling 769-7854.

¯ COMEDY CONTEST BEGINS TONIGHT — The Fox's Last Comic Standing contest begins tonight at Shawbucks. The first of two preliminary rounds, tonight's event is open to anyone interested in taking the stage to make people laugh. A second preliminary competition will be held next Thursday, April 17. A finals night, with three individuals selected from the two preliminary rounds, will be held April 24.

In addition to opening for the Nobodies of Comedy performance at the Reg Lenna Civic Center, the top winner will will also receive a $500 cash prize.

Each week a panel of three judges will grade the would-be comedians on several criteria, including originality, comedic timing, and audience response. And just like the television show of the same name, the audience will hear from each judge after each performance, but the scores will be kept secret. During the two preliminary rounds, each contestant will have 3 to 5 minutes to make the audience and the judges laugh. If voted to the finals, they will need to perform 7 to 10 minutes of material on April 24.

Each week's event begins at 8:30 p.m. Registration to compete begins at 7 p.m. Admission and participation is open to anyone over the age of 21. It is suggested that comedy be kept ''light blue.'' For more information on rules and pre-registration, call WQFX at 487-1151 or visit www.fox103.com. Information about the Nobodies of Comedy event at the Reg Lenna can be found online at www.reglenna.com.

¯ THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND — The Celoron American Legion will hold its annual Spring Wing-Ding Dance Party this Saturday.

Beginning at 9 p.m. and running through 1 a.m., the event will feature prizes, give-aways and more. All area veterans and their guests are invited to eat, drink and dance. Music will be provided by DJ's Unlimited. The Legion is also planning a special guest appearance by DJ Mareee ''Z'', who Legion officials describe as ''Erie's hottest master-mixer.'' Expect dance beats from the 70s, disco and all sorts of retro, non-stop music.

The Celoron American Legion Herman Kent Post No. 777 is located at 26 Jackson Ave. in West Ellicott.

¯ TEN MORE SHOWS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND — In need of more entertainment ideas for this weekend? Dig the following ten event recommendations:

10. Brian Chase and Jay Monoca will play Carol's Silver Dollar tonight. 9. The Erie Saxophone Quartet will play the Infinity Cafe this Friday night. The quartet was formed in 2006 at Fredonia State University. 8. Barefoot Sarah will play the Frewsburg Legion on Friday night. 7. The Shadyside Blues Band has a Friday night gig at the Trillium Lodge in Cherry Creek. 6. DJ Felony is hosting a Tequila Party at the Lakeview Hotel and Restaurant in Mayville this Friday night, complete with beer pong and an evening of enjoyable tunes.

5. Jazzam and the Secret Stash will play Mojo's on Friday night. 4. Larry ''LZ'' Dillon will play the Docks in Mayville from 6 to 9 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. 3. Two For Flinching will play Shawbucks on Saturday. 2. Carol's Silver Dollar has a Saturday night show with Pressure Sensitive. 1. Christian pop artist Rebecca St. James will play a Saturday night show at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. The event is presented by Family Church of Jamestown.

¯ MOVIE OF THE WEEK — The Reg Lenna Civic Center will continue its spring movie series Friday with an 8 p.m. screening of ''No Country For Old Men.'' Directed by the Coen brothers, ''No Country For Old Men'' is the most-recent Oscar winner for Best Picture. An adaption of Cormac McCarthy's novel, the film is a story of good and evil that stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. Other films to be screened at the Reg this spring include ''Juno'' and ''There Will Be Blood.'' For more information, call 484-7070 or visit www.reglenna.com.

¯ DELICIOUS DRINK(S) OF THE WEEK — Brewers from throughout Western New York and as far away as Vermont will share samples of their best beers at the first-ever Fredonia Brew Festival this Saturday.

Running from 2 to 5 p.m., the tasting event is a benefit for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Relay For Life and is being held at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

''I wouldn't go so far as to say the Brew Festival will cure what ails ya, but, we're hoping the ale will provide us with a nice donation to help cure cancer,'' said event organizer Kate Hinds Morrison.

The Fredonia Brew Festival will be held inside the Ag and Expo Building at the fairgrounds. Brewers will include Flying Bison Brewery, Long Trail Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing, Landmark Brewer, Buffalo Brewpub and others.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $20 each at Copy Boy in Fredonia, Dunkirk Home Brew on Rte 20 in Sheridan and from members of the Brew Festival Committee. The $20 donation will include tickets for tasting the various brews and a commemorative glass for sampling. Food and other items will also be available at the event. For more information or to order tickets, email fredoniabrewfest@gmail.com

¯ COMING NEXT WEEK — Carol's Silver Dollar will present a ''full-on electro-fiddle-trip-funk experience'' this coming Tuesday, when the New York City-based band Stratopheerius returns to Jamestown.

Members describe their sound as a mix of Dave Matthews, Frank Zappa, Bela Fleck and Blues Traveler. Listeners can also hear a little bayou flavor in some songs — as well as some jazz, funk and world beat music. The band has showcased its ''psycho-jazz trip funk'' at colleges, clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. and has opened for Tim Reynolds, the Slip and John Scofield. Look for a full interview with front man Joe Denizon in Monday's edition of The Post-Journal.

¯ QUESTION OF THE WEEK — What American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, martial artist, singer-songwriter, spiritualist and activist was born April 10, 1951? The former aikido instructor played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in the 1990s. In total, his movies have earned more than $730 million worldwide. Or name the member of 10,000 Maniacs celebrating a birthday today. Also celebrating a birthday today is emo music star Chris Carrabba. Born April 10, 1975, name the band Carrabba rose to fame fronting. In answer to last week's questions, Jesse James was the ''American Old West Outlaw'' who was killed on April 3, 1882 for a $5,000 reward. Australian-born rock 'n' roller Nick Cave scored the 2007 film about James' assassination.


Nick Dean is a staff reporter at The Post-Journal. Comments on this column can be sent to ndean@post-journal.com. Suggestions and items for submission can be sent via e-mail or by calling the newsroom at 487-1111, ext. 251.
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2008 Mayville Bluegrass Festival & Lucy Desi Days Festival

Weekend passes ($20) are now available for the 2008 Mayville Bluegrass Festival, set for June 14-15 at Lakeside Park in Mayville, N.Y. Headliners include Chris Hillman, formerly of the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as newgrass legend John Cowan, and Doc Watson guitarist Jack Lawrence.

Tickets are available at (716) 484-7070 and online at mayvillebluegrassfestival.com
 
 
The Lucy-Desi Center in Jamestown, New York, has unveiled its plans for this year's "Lucy-Desi Days Festival," to be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. Headlining the weekend is TV star Wilmer Valderrama.

Among the other special guests are Lucy's sister-in-law Zo Ball; actress Melody Thomas Scott; I Love Lucy's Steve Kay and film editor Dann Cahn; Lucy's longtime secretary Wanda Clark; impressionists Diane Vincente and Rhonda Medina; and Desilu attorney Howard Rayfiel.
 
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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Ellicottville Pale Ale

Ellicottville Pale Ale

posted on April 4, 2008 in Brew Reviews
EBC, otherwise known as Ellicottville Brewing Company, located in none other than Ellicottville, NY. If you've never been, you should find time during a weekend and go check it out. Very cool town.
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Anyways, the brew. Very tasty indeed. Pale ale, so lighter than others, semi-dark gold color, good pour, medium head. leaves slight laces down the glass as you drink.
This Ale is pretty good, hint of hops involved, and well balanced. makes a great summer brew.
EBC offers up a pretty good selection of brews and are all worth trying.
 http://www.ellicottvillebrewing.com/EBC/… to check out what else they offer.
Unsure of the ABV, but it's probably between 5 and 6%. Not overbearing.
Pick some up and enjoy!


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