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Friday, April 30, 2010

Open House Saturday May 1st 12-2


3173 East Lake Road, Bemus Point NY 14712

MLS#: 1024158
Bedroom(s): 3
Bathroom(s): 2/2
Square Feet: 2,900
Style: Townhouse


$439,000

Welcome to Falcons Club. An exclusive Chautauqua Lake townhome community. Call for details.



C. Rick & Julia McMahon
Ph: (716) 483-3300
Real Estate Advantage
(716) 484-2020

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State approved Safe Boating Class to be held May 19-20

POSTED: April 30, 2010
 
MAYVILLE - The first New York State Approved Safe Boating Class for the season will be held on May 19 and May 20 at 5:30 pm.
The first class of the season is a 2-day class to accommodate working adults and teens. The class will be held at Chautauqua Marina, 104 West Lake Road, Mayville (across from Webb's). To register for the class, call New York State Instructor Debi Clementi at 753-0409 or email boatsafety@aol.com.
New York State Law updates this year include:
Wearing a PFD (Personal Floatation Device): New York State Navigation Laws state that everyone under 12 years of age must wear PFD (life jacket) while onboard a boat under way, and that a PFD be available for every individual on board. Also Effective November 2009, anyone onboard a recreational boat less than 21 and under way from Nov. 1 to May 1 must be wearing a PFD.
PWC( Personal Water Craft/Jet-Ski) Operation: Persons 14 years of age and older who wish to operate a personal watercraft (solo) must take an 8-hour classroom based New York State Approved Safe boating course and successfully complete the proctored exam before they can operate a PWC on any waters of New York.
If you do not have a safe boating certificate, but you are on the PWC with a person 18 years of age or older and they have a Safe Boating Certificate you may operate the PWC if they are on the PWC with you. All solo PWC operators must be a minimum of 14 years old and hold a safe boating certificate - no one under the age of 14 may operate a PWC solo under any circumstances without a person ages 18 or older who holds a New York State Approved Safe Boating Certificate.
This law only affects the operation of PWCs. Anyone between the ages of 10 and 18 who holds a boating safety certificate can operate a motor boat. Anyone over 18 does not need a boating safety certificate to operate a motor boat.
Personal Watercraft Rentals: If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to rent a PWC from a livery (such as Chautauqua Marina), you may do so providing you follow the livery state imposed safety guidelines.


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Monday, April 26, 2010

Chautauqua Belle Resurgence


 

Replica Steamboat Receives More Tune-Ups For 2010 Season

By Sharon Turano, sturano@post-journal.com
POSTED: April 26, 2010
 
Mayville - Although the Chautauqua Belle travels in honor of past steamboat traditions on Chautauqua Lake, it will have some new features of its own this year.
Matt Stage, president of U.S. Stearn Lines LTD, which operates the Belle, said a number of projects are under way to keep the replica of the past in tune for future voyages. For instance, he said, the steel in the hull of the Belle's bow section is being replaced this year, and the boiler system and generator of the 100-foot vessel were replaced last year. Stage said it is a replica of steamboats that carried 3,000 people across Chautauqua Lake before railroads became modes of transportation. It is a replica of Mississippi boats and was built in 1975 by the same architect who built those used there.
When the Belle was put up for auction in 2007, Stage bought it, after being afraid it would otherwise be scrapped.
"Everyone was used to having steamboats on the lake," he said, adding he wanted to keep that a reality."It's authentic," he said about steamboats on the lake being part of the area's history.
Bringing that back to passengers, he said, has led him to hear stories of grandparents bringing grandchildren for a ride and telling him how they, too, rode the steamboats with grandparents. One, he said, was moved to tears. Stage also has a story of a boat and his grandfather, who can be seen working alongside him on the Belle.
"It's important to learn what our forefathers went through," said Dell Stage, who has been helping Matt with Belle repairs recently.
He said knowing history helps youth understand, "we have it pretty good today," he said. Besides, said Dell, the Belle helps make the local economy strong, as people from across the country and Europe have come to ride it, and some come annually.
"People from the area are dumbfounded (to learn of the region's history)," the elder Stage said, adding they do not realize the excursions that brought people to "the hub" that is Chautauqua County.
"The nostalgia of a boat like this creates happy memories," Stage said.
His memories of it may be why he will travel to give the boat's architect, Alan Bates, a plaque with part of the original paddles from the Belle, when Bates is initiated into the National Rivers Hall of Fame on April 30 to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award given to less than 100 people in 140 years. Stage said Bates is one of the last steamboat architects, learning to design steamboats and designing the Belle for James Webster.
"I really want to thank him," Stage said.
Stage said without Bates' work, the Belle would not be as beautiful. Stage, who plans to attend Bates' initiation ceremony, will present him a framed "I Love New York" poster featuring the Chautauqua Belle as the image of the year. Stage has his own words for Bates, too. He said Bates designed "a one-of-a-kind piece of working American history," when designing the Belle - one of only four such vessels still in operation.
Planned Chautauqua Belle events for the coming year include: Chautauqua Idol Cruises, narrated historic cruises between Mayville and Chautauqua Institution, picnics on the paddle wheel, cruising and cocktails, firework cruises and rock on the docks. Private parties on the Chautauqua Belle can also be booked.
According to its Web site, the Belle is the largest and most historic vessel on the lake, providing four daily trips seven days a week to Chautauqua Institution from Mayville. Trips are about one hour and 45 minutes.
 

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sales Statistics Show Incentive’s Strong Effect

By Dennis Phillips, dphillips@post-journal.com
POSTED: April 19, 2010
If you've never purchased a house and you would like an $8,000 tax credit, the time to buy is now.
The $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit that was part of the economic stimulus package and extended in November will be coming to an end April 30 and a binding sales contract will be needed with the closing by June 30 to qualify.
Also, the tax credit was extended to anyone who has owned their current house at least five years. They too are eligible for a tax credit of up to $6,500 for purchasing a new home.
Couples earning as much as $225,000 and individuals earning up to $125,000 would qualify for the tax credit. That was also an increase from the original stimulus package that had a $75,000 limit for individuals and $150,000 for couples.
With the deadline approaching, Jan Murray, Chautauqua County Board of Realtors executive officer, said she believes some people are trying to get the paperwork finished by the end of the month.
''I think they are (trying to beat the deadline). Although, a lot of people, I believe, have already purchased (who wanted the tax credit),'' she said.
Ms. Murray is not alone in thinking that people will try to make the cutoff by the end of the month.
''We anticipate another flurry of market activity in late March and April as both first-time and trade-up buyers seek to get their next home under contract before the April 30 deadline," said Duncan R. MacKenzie, NYSAR chief executive officer, last month in a news release. ''The federal tax credit program's success in aiding the housing market recovery can already be seen in the market activity of the last several months and will continue to be reflected in sales data through the middle of 2010.''
Many realtors believe the program jumpstarted the slumping housing market during the last year. The state's housing market continued to post double-digit sales gains compared to a year ago as February 2010 sales jumped 13.2 percent, according to sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of Realtors. The statewide median sales price rose by more than 12 percent compared to February 2009.
''The second consecutive month of double-digit sales increases compared to a year ago is a very positive indicator of the strengthening of the Empire State's housing market,'' MacKenzie said. ''The New York State housing market is starting 2010 significantly stronger than 2009 both in terms of sales and median sales price growth.''
Ms. Murray believes that not only did the housing tax credit help the real estate market, but other areas of the economy as well.
''I think it helped the whole market in general during the winter,'' she said. ''I think it helped the economy in general with furniture and all the other amenities that go with buying a house.''
Ms. Murray said even with the zero hour approaching for the tax credit, that is not the only element pushing sales.
''I know real estate agents are busy right now. A lot of them are very busy. Even the higher-priced homes and not first-time buyers (are interested in purchasing a house). They're generally busier,'' she said.
Ms. Murray said there was some talk of the tax credit program being extended again, but the buzz has died down and doesn't seem to be a possibility now. However, Ms. Murray said she is thankful the government did offer and extend the program for homebuyers in the first place.
''I appreciate that the lawmakers went through with this and helped the economy in that way,'' she said. ''I think it was a boost to the economy when we needed it.''

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gretchen Wilson will perform at Chautauqua Institution on Aug. 20 at 8:15 p.m.






On the title song of her new album -- notice it's on her own new label, Redneck Records -- Gretchen Wilson gives you her idea of what country is, and it includes the Allman Brothers, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.



So, she's still a redneck woman and she still likes to rock -- no surprise there.



"I Got Your Country Right Here" has its cliched moments -- the "red-blooded, blue-collar" hero of "Truckin' Man," the lament for the passing of "Outlaws and Renegades" in country music.



And Wilson takes the tough-chick bravado a little too far with "Walk on Water," which, unless our irony detector is on the fritz -- not that she's big on irony -- seems to defend drunken driving.



For the most part, though, Wilson steers clear of caricature. For one thing, with numbers such as "I Got Your Country ..." and the anthemic "Work Hard, Play Harder," she remains a convincingly hard-edge country-rocker (while "Earring Song" adds a dash of Loretta Lynn-like feistiness).



For another, she effectively balances that brashness with the ballads "I'm Only Human" and "I'd Love to Be Your Last," which reveal a more tender and vulnerable side.



Wilson will perform at Chautauqua Institution on Aug. 20 at 8:15 p.m.





-- Nick Cristiano,



Philadelphia Inquirer






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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail

Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail, Western New York and Pennsylvania
April 2010
Cheers to Spring!

A few sunny days in the vineyards and already we're in the mood for a party. We're inviting some of our best friends -- you included -- to join us for Winemakers' Dinners, Wine & Cheese Weekend, and new release celebrations.  Foodies, start your engines. It's time for a road trip to the 21 wineries along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail.
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Winemakers' Dinners and Walkabouts April 10 and 17

Quincy Cellars
10606 Route 20, Ripley, NY
Saturday, April 10th, 6 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy a gourmet meal accompanied by fine wines in this restored, 125-year-old barn and stone wine cellar. First course: Escargots and Wild Mushrooms in Tarragon Cream; Second course: Frisee Salad with Poached Egg Crostini and Merlot Sauce; Third course: Rack of Lamb with Dijon Herb Paste, Julienned Pommes with Corse Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, Red Lentils and Sautéed Spinach with Apple Cider Reduction; Fourth course: Pear Brandy Custard and Almond Tart.  Each course will be matched with a complementing Quincy Cellars wine. Cost of $49 per person includes wine. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reserve your table now by calling 716.736.2021.


Liberty Vineyards & Winery
at Webb's Captain's Table, 115 West Lake Rd., Rt. 394, Mayville, NY
Saturday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Webb's is fast becoming "the place where friends meet over wine," and this dinner is sure to keep the conversation flowing.
First Course: Chicken Curry Wontons and Dragon Shrimp, served with an assortment of Thai dipping sauces, and paired with  Liberty Vineyards Diamond; Second Course: Strawberry Salad served over mixed baby greens with candied pecans, red onions, blue cheese and finished off with a balsamic vinaigrette, paired with Liberty Vineyards Rufus Red; Third Course:  American Fusion Cordon Blue, skin-on, herb-seared airline breast of chicken served over Tuscan rice with ribbons of prosciutto and finished off with a baby Swiss cream sauce, paired with Liberty Vineyards Pinot Grigio; Fourth Course: Beef Wellington With Forged Musroom Duxelle complimented with Knob Creek small batch bourbon reduction, andpaired with Liberty Vineyards, Carmenere; Fifth Course: Fresh pears poached in Liberty Vineyards Purple Haze, atop Haagen-Dazs vanilla bean ice cream. Finished off with a reduction of Purple Haze, paired with Liberty Vineyards Lucy's In The Sky. Cost: $40/person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call Webb's at 716.753.3960.


The South Shore Wine Company
1120 Freeport Road, North East, Pa.
Saturday, April 17, 7 - 9 p.m.


Step inside this Civil War era stone wine cavern for our Winemaker's Walkabout. The historic tasting room has stories to tell, and so will you after sampling the "Mezze with Mazza" menu prepared by the Summer House Café. You will enjoy a dazzling array of: marinated and grilled American lamb chop on a mint demi-glace, paired with Mazza Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon; Pan-seared sea scallops nested in a minted, sweet-pea puree on a potato gaufrette, paired with Bare Bones White; shrimp & crab or lobster ravioli, both in black egg pasta gorgonzola & walnut filled ravioli, garnished with sautéed grapes, potatoes, and white truffle paired with Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Chardonnay; Ahi Tuna Tartar, topping a crispy wonton 'nacho' chip, drizzled with a lime ponzu sauce, paired with South Shore Traminette; and for dessert, chocolate budino with raspberry coulis paired with South Shore Forte of Chambourcin.  Cost of $59 per person, includes full menu, wine pairings, taxes and gratuity. Make reservations by April 12. Call toll-free: 1.800.796.WINE(9463).


Arrowhead Wine Cellars
12073 East Main Rd., North East, Pa.
Details TBA, 814-725-5509
www.chautauquawinetrail.org, 1-877-326-6561
Fancy That: Wine & Cheese Weekend May 1 & 2
Click here for tickets

Every year some 500 or 600 people make their annual pilgrimage to the Lake Erie wine growing region to pay homage to fromage. But this is no ordinary wine and cheese party. Think award-winning artisan cheeses swirled into soups and desserts, broiled over miniature quiches, and baked into flavorful favorites like mac and cheese. Our winemakers will uncork their premium wines for the occasion, filling your glass with a buttery Chardonnay or a fruity Fredonia, or a savory Chambourcin, or ... whatever your pleasure.  The price of a ticket affords you ample portions of food and wine at each of 19 participating wineries along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail, a gourmet guide featuring recipes and wine-pairings, a commemorative wine glass. And a special gift will be waiting for you at your host winery.

We are proud to announce that for the first time ever we are partnering with Yancey's Fancy, maker of New York state's finest hand-crafted cheeses. In March, Yancey's Fancy won the "Best of Show" and a number of other top honors in the world's largest international competition for cheese.

TICKETS: $35/person, $60/couple for the weekend. Sunday only tickets are $30/person, $55/couple.

Don't delay. Wine & Cheese Weekend is always a sellout. Order tickets online, www.chautauquawinetrail.org, or call toll-free 1-877-326-6561.

Many of our B & B's are offering special getaway packages. Call for info and a free brochure today, 1-877-326-6561.
VetterLabel
From our 2009 Gourmet Guide : Golden Shrimp Chowder
Vetter Vineyards Winery



Ingredients:

2 large onions, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 lb. butter
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cups boiling water
Salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
2 cups milk
1 lb. shrimp, cooked and shelled
2 tablespoons sherry
1/2 cup Vetter's Dry Riesling
Fresh parsley

Directions: Lightly cook onions and garlic in butter. Add potatoes and boiling water. Simmer until potatoes are tender and season to taste. Melt cheese in milk and add to potatoes and onions. Add shrimp, sherry and wine and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Do not boil. Placed snipped parsley in bottom of each bowl and fill with chowder.

My husband loves to drive, so it takes only the drop of a hat to send us sailing down the highway in search of a new adventure. But soon the grape hyacinths will release their fragrance in the vineyards, and the sailboats will reappear on Lake Erie, and all we will have to do is gather up our picnic basket and bottle of wine and head for our favorite overlook, not two miles from our home. We'd love for you to join us!
 
Sincerely,
 
Lisa Gensheimer
Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail

P.S. Better hurry and order your tickets for Wine & Cheese Weekend!

The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail is 2 hours east of Cleveland, 2 hours north of Pittsburgh, and 40 minutes southwest of Buffalo.

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Chautauqua County Calender of Events


April 2010
calendar of events
4/1/2010 to 5/9/2010 Alberto Rey Exhibit-Trout & Biological Realism
Roger Tory Peterson Insitute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown 716.665.2473 www.rtpi.org
Rey is an exquisite artist who combines his passion for trout fishing with his art. A SUNY Fredonia faculty member, Rey's artwork is influenced by his Cuban lineage and his attempt to find a sense of identity in a complex contemporary environment. Hours: 10 AM-4 PM, Tue-Sat., and1-5 PM Sun
4/2/2010 11 AM
First Friday Lunch Bunch
Jamestown Audubon Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org First Friday Lunch Bunch - bring your own lunch & the Audubon provides coffee & tea. Featuring a new Nature speaker every month
4/9/2010 8 PM
"Route 66" Live Theater
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org
Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes & add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you've got the pedal-to-the-metal, high octane fun of Roger Bean's Route 66. A sure-fire crowd-pleasing musical revue features many hit songs from the late 50s and early 60s
4/10/2010 6:30 PM
Wine Maker's Dinner
Webb's Captain's Table, 115 W. Lake Rd., Mayville 716.753.3960 www.webbsworld.com
A 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines by Liberty Vineyards. Call for reservations.
4/10/2010 10 AM-12 PM
Little Explorers & Nature Detectives
Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org A different nature topic featured once a month (Saturday) for children aged 3 to 8 and their favorite grown-up. Program starts inside - but there is always an outdoor exploration, too, so dress for the weather.Reservations required by previous Thursday.
4/10/2010 and 4/13/2010 8 PM Sat & 7:30 PM Tues.
CINEMA - The Young Victoria
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St.,Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org Packed with drama, romance, political intrigue, and breath-taking cinematography, featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson. Rated PG for some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking, 104 mins.
4/11/2010 1 PM-5 PM
Pride of Chautauqua
Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Rd., Mayville 716.269.7289 www.chautauquasuites.com From berries & grapes to grass-fed beef and goat meat, Chautauqua County Agricultural Producers & Small Farmers display & discuss their products. Learn about the bounty Chautauqua County has to offer. Chef Lisa Edgar will prepare a "Local Foods Sampling Buffet" featuring a variety of products from Chautauqua County Farms
4/15/2010 8 PM
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglenna.com
The Jamestown Concert Association presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
4/15/2010 8 PM
Fredonia Wind Ensemble Concert
King Concert Hall, SUNY College, Central Ave., Fredonia 716.673.3686
Under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, the Ensemble will perform Karel Husa's Concerto for Wind Ensemble. Exciting and interesting work, each section of the ensemble is featured at various points in the piece & several individual solos are also highlighted.
4/16/2010 to 4/25/2010 Earth Week 2010
SUNY College at Fredonia, Central Ave., Fredonia 716.673.3111 www.fredonia.edu
Think Global, Act Local. 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and week long schedule of events.
4/17/2010 and 4/20/2010 8 PM Sat & 7:30 PM Tues.
CINEMA- The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org Director Terry Gilliam's fantastical morality tale follows the traveling show of the mysterious Dr. Parnassus -- a man wh
o once won a bet with the Devil himself. Rated PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking, 122 mins.
4/17/2010 through 8/31/2010 10 AM-4 PM Daily
Exhibit: "We Made Do-Great Depression in Chaut. Co"
Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown 716.664.6256 www.fentonhistorycenter.org
"The Great Depression in Chautauqua County" Our summer exhibit will present an eye-opening perspective of the American economy and everyday life in our hometown during the 1930s and today.
Courtesy of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau www.tourchautauqua.com Always check dates & times
4/17/2010 7 PM Natalie Grant Concert
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E.Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglenna.com DC Concerts Ministries presents Natalie Grant in Concert with special guests Britt Nichole and Phil Stacy
4/18/2010 9:30 AM
Connections Duathlon -Earth Week 2010
Business Tech. Incubator, 218 Central Ave., Dunkirk 716.673.3111 www.fredonia.edu/connections
In conjuction with Earth Week -the inaugural Duathlon - a multi-sport, bike-run race. A one-mile fun run will also be held. On line & mail-in reg. available-see the website.
4/21/2010 to 4/25/2010 Writing from Nature- Writer's Workshops
Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown 716.665.2473 www.rtpi.org Writer's Workshops designed for writers who want to enhance their field naturalist and nature writing skills and interact with top children's book writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers. Sign up on our website
4/23/2010 - 4/24/2010 8 PM "Up in the Air" Movies at the Reg
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglenna.com
Jason Reitman's adaptation of the novel Up in the Air tells the story of Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who makes his living personally handing out pink slips.Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr 49 Mins
4/23/2010 8 PM
"Red Molly" Concert
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org These 3 ladies have a lot of fun on stage, and it's contagious. Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence.
4/24/2010 and 4/27/2010 Sat: 8 PM, Tue: 7:30 PM
CINEMA Series: The Last Station
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org
A tragicomic love story set during the last year of the life and turbulent marriage of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife the Countess Sofya (Helen Mirren). The Last Station is a film about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it. Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity, 110 mins.
4/24/2010 7 AM -11 AM
Bird Banding Demonstrations
Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org
Accompany scientists on birding net checks, watch the weighing, photographing, measuring & collecting of data. And-If you are very lucky-you will be selected to help release the bird!
4/24/2010 Blues & Brews Fest
Peek'n Peak Resort, 1405 Old Rd., Findley Lake 716.355.4141 www.pknpk.com
Enjoy beer tastings from your favorite regional breweries & live entertainment with The Soul Men Blues Brothers tribute. Pre-sale tickets are only $20 - limited availability. Purchase your tickets at local Wegmans stores, at the resort or pknpk.com
4/25/2010 1 PM-5 PM
The Bridal Expo Open House
Peek'n Peak Resort, 1405 Old Rd., Findley Lake 716.355.4141 www.pknpk.com See what Peek'n Peak has to offer for an unforgettable wedding experience! Site tours, food tastings and vendor booths will be on-site.
4/25/2010 1 PM -4:30 PM
Animals of the Earth Day
Jamestown Audubon Centerd, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org Fundraiser for Audubon- How Hunting Helps & Hurts: Hunting is a way of life. A variety of people will be here to speak about hunting & trapping & how it can help wildlife populations and habitats. Come and meet cool live animals, hike & explore.$5 fee
4/30/2010 TBA
Stand Against Racism
YWCA, 410 N. Main St., Jamestown 716.488.2237 www.standagainstracism.org
Particpate in the YWCA's movement to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event

4/30/2010 7 PM Family Night at Movies -Garfield
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org Based on the comic strip characters created by Jim Davis, the film tells the story of the supremely spoiled cat, Garfield, who wants the affection of everyone around him, only he wants it on his own terms. Rated PG for brief mild language, 80 mins.
5/1/2010 through 8/31/2010 10 AM-4 PM Daily
Exhibit: "We Made Do-Great Depression in Chaut. Co"
Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown 716.664.6256 www.fentonhistorycenter.org
"The Great Depression in Chautauqua County" Our summer exhibit will present an eye-opening perspective of the American economy and everyday life in our hometown during the 1930s and today.


MAY 2010
5/1/2010 10 AM-4 PM
Annual Spring Craft Days
Findley Lake Fire Hall, Main St., Findley Lake 716.769.7249 www.findleylakeinfo.org
The annual craft show and sale sponsored by the Fire Dept. Ladies Auxilliary. Chinese Auction, and luncheon.
5/1/2010 & 5/2/2010 10 AM-5PM
Wine & Cheese Weekend
Chautauqua - Lake Erie Wine Trail, Silver Creek, NY to North East, PA 877.326.6561 www.chautauquawinetrail.org Visit 21 participating wineries along the trail, sample a complimentary cheese dish made with Heluva Good Cheese & herbs, paired with a special wine at each winery. All tickets pre-sold
5/1/2010 & 5/8/2010 7 AM - 11 AM
Bird Banding Demonstrations
Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org
Accompany scientists on birding net checks, watch the weighing, photographing, measuring & collecting of data. And-If you are very lucky-you will be selected to help release the bird! May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2010
5/1/2010 to 5/9/2010 Alberto Rey Exhibit-Trout & Biological Realism
Roger Tory Peterson Insitute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown 716.665.2473 www.rtpi.org
Rey is an exquisite artist who combines his passion for trout fishing with his art. A SUNY Fredonia faculty member, Rey's artwork is influenced by his Cuban lineage and his attempt to find a sense of identity in a complex contemporary environment.
Hours: 10 AM-4 PM, Tue-Sat., and1-5 PM Sun
5/2/2010 & 5/9/2010 8 AM - 1 PM
Fredonia Farm Market
Church St at Village Hall, Fredonia 716.672.4818 Every Saturday - Locally grown produce, maple syrup & honey, quilts, flowers, baskets, soy candles, artisans & more.
5/2/2010 2 PM
Spring Concert
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglennana.com
The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony presents the annual concert.
5/7/2010 8 PM
"The Blind Side" Movies at the Reg
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglenna.com "The Blind Side" is based on the remarkable true story of Baltimore Ravens offensive left tackle Michael Oher played by Quinton Aaron, starring Academy Award winner, Sandra Bullock.
5/7/2010 11 AM
First Friday Lunch Bunch
Jamestown Audubon Centerd, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org First Friday Lunch Bunch - bring your own lunch & the Audubon provides coffee & tea. Featuring a new Nature speaker every month
5/7/2010 8:30 PM
Big Leg Emma ReunionTour
JSB Ice Arena, 319 W. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.2624 www.jsbia.com Big Leg Emma returns to the stage for a three show Reunion Tour with only one stop in Jamestown, New York...the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena's new "Arena CLub" Also appearing; Special Guest, Kevin Rowe! Doors open at 7 PM
5/8/2010 3 PM & 7 PM
Excellence on Ice
JSB Ice Arena,319 W. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.2624 www.jsbia.com
America's Most Spectacular Community Ice Show - V.I.P. On-Ice Seating Available! Only 2 shows! 3 PM and 7 PM
5/8/2010 9 PM
Duff Goldman (The Ace of Cake) & his band…soihadto
JSB Ice Arena, 319 W. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.2624 www.jsbia.com Meet the Bad Boy of Baking! The Food Networks- The Ace of Cake - performs with his band in the Arena Club. Doors open at 8 PM
5/8/2010 10 AM -12 PM
Little Explorers & Nature Detectives
Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org A different nature topic featured once a month (Saturday) for children aged 3 to 8 and their favorite grown-up. Program starts
inside - but there is always an outdoor exploration, too, so dress for the weather.Reservations required by previous Thursday.
5/14/2010 - 5/16/2010 7AM-8 PM, Sun 7 AM to 4 PM.
Antique Car & Auto Flea Market
Chaut. County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk 716.763.2645 Looking for that special auto part or auto? Find it here at the largest auto flea market in NY State! Antique & classic cars & parts, food & overnight camping available.
5/15/2010 - 6/15/2010
"Explorations" Art Exhibit
Portage Hill Gallery, 6439 S. Portage Rd., Westfield 716.326.4478 www.portagehillgallery.com
Exhibit of the current work of Audrey Kay Dowling
5/15/2010 & 5/22/2010 7 AM - 11 AM
Bird Banding Demonstrations
Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown 716.569.2345 www.jamestownaudubon.org
Accompany scientists on birding net checks, watch the weighing, photographing, measuring & collecting of data. And-If you are very lucky-you will be selected to help release the bird!
5/18/2010 and 5/25/2010 5:30 to Dark Tuesday Sunset Paddles
Barcelona Harbor at Lake Erie, Route 394, Westfield 716.763.2266 www.evergreen-outfitters.com Join us as we paddle west along the shores & great cliffs of Lake Erie and enjoy the full display of sunset colors. This tour is for experienced paddlers. Free with own equipment. Rentals available $25.
5/19/2010 and 5/26/2010 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Paddle
McCrea Boat Landing, Jones & Gifford Aves, Chautauqua Lake 716.763.2266 www.evergreen-outfitters.com Wednesday evenings, the Chautauqua Lake Outlet is a quiet waterway, home to Blue Herons & other waterfowl. Canoe through the quiet with frogs & turtles. No charge, if you need a kayak or canoe the fee is $25. Reservations Required -716.763.2266
5/21/2010 7 PM
Jungle Jack Hanna
Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown 716.484.7070 www.reglenna.com
An Event for the entire family!
5/21/2010 7 PM
High School Musicals Highlights
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia 716.679.1891 www.fredopera.org Six of the area's high schools - Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Jamestown and Pine Valley - present highlights of their spring musicals. The evening includes selections from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance. Don't miss this great evening of home-grown entertainment. It's fun for the whole family!
5/22/2010 to 5/31/2010 10 AM -4 PM, Tue-Sat., 1-5 PM Sun.
Exhibit: Tom Paquette Gouaches
Roger Tory Peterson Insitute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown 716.665.2473 www.rtpi.org Paquette's paintings have been featured in several dozen solo exhibitions at many nationally prominent art galleries. Paquette's work is inspired by the same landscape that inspired Roger Tory Peterson
5/22/2010 Hands on Jamestown
Downtown Jamestown 716.664.2477 www.discoverjamestown.com
Community Clean-up day!Register at the DJDC at discoverjamestown.com
5/28/2010 10 AM -4 PM
Downtown Jamestown Farmer's Market
19 W. Third Street, Jamestown 716.664.2477 www.discoverjamestown.com Every Friday the Veteran farmers are at the downtown market include Abers Acres, Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market, Anderson's Produce and Scott's Farm and Greenhouse & More!
5/28/2010 - 5/30/2010 9 AM -11 PM
Lucy-Desi Fan Appreciation Days
Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center & Downtown Jamestown 716.484.0800 www.lucy-desi.com
Lucy's hometown celebrates! 3-day festival to honor Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. Activities for the whole family.
5/29/2010 & 5/30/2010 10 AM - 5 PM
Art Trail Open Studio Tour
Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, Sherman to Forestville 716.679.9254 www.chautauquaarttrail.com
The North Shore Arts Alliance invites you to travel the trail of 25 artists as they open their studios for the opening of the summer season. See displays and/or artist's work in progress of the area's premiere artists. Visit the website for maps
5/29/2010 9 AM - 2 PM
Westfield Farmers Market
Moore Park, Rts. 394 & 20, Westfield 716.326.4000 www.westfieldny.com Every Saturday - featuring dozens of local farmers & wineries offering fresh products for sale- fruits, vegetables, honey products, Amish baked goods, jewelry, textiles, woodworking. Serving breakfast & lunch items, July & Aug features Art in the Park with works from local artists.

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