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20 May 20180 At a recent emergency board meeting of the historic Bemus Point-Stow Ferry, the State of New York annual survey was discussed. Each year the Ferry is inspected carefully to make sure it is safe to operate and for the public to ride. This year was the 10th year survey where the boat has to be hand-steered to the Steamboat cradle near Mayville Park and the bottom inspected for wear and for proper maintenance.   The board members knew that this year's inspection would be one that might indicate a possible large expenditure of money and repair time for the Ferry.  Proactively we had the Ferry hauled out at Mayville at the end of the...

4 May 20180 The Winged Ox Players will present the thought provoking play "It Can't Happen Here" the weekends of May 11th and 12th and 18th and 19th at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third Street, Jamestown. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7pm and there will also be a matinee performance on Saturday May 12th at 1pm followed by a panel discussion with several community members, including journalists, high school teachers, and members of the cast.   The play is based on the novel by American author Sinclair Lewis and has been adapted for the stage by Tony Taccone and Bennet S. Cohen.  "It Can't Happen Here" has been...

26 Mar 20180 Through an endowment established by the family of Gerald Augusto at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Audubon Community Nature Center is able to offer a unique experience to a local high school student this summer. “Introduction to Ornithological Research Techniques” is the description of the learning the Gerald Augusto Audubon Natural Science Scholarship winner will experience. The student will be required to attend at least five of seven banding Saturday sessions. They will learn bird banding and nest box monitoring techniques and protocols under Penn State Dubois Instructor Emily Perlock. After producing evidence of their...

26 Mar 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Question: How can Audubon Community Nature Center’s five-member education staff provide an outdoor experience for up to 4,500 schoolchildren this spring? Answer: With the help of volunteers who have a passionate enthusiasm for sharing nature with children. Trail guides are essential to the education programming at Audubon. Most often these volunteers lead hour and a half Discovery Walks with PreK-4th grade students visiting on a fieldtrip. On four Wednesday mornings in April, education staff will teach volunteers how to inspire curiosity about the natural world through age-appropriate activities outdoors. The...

18 Jan 20180 The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC’s campus life and residence life programs, college programming committee, and the Weeks Gallery. Additional support is provided through the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Jamestown Community College Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Tropicante’s lead singers, Karin Stein and Ed East, will introduce Mexican and Colombian cumbias, Dominican merengues, Caribbean salsa tunes, Brazilian sambas, and contemporary tunes. Tropicante tours nationwide and internationally. The ensemble members will also interact with JCC students through classroom visits, discussing Latin music...

17 Jan 20181 Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., with a ravishing new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, both making role debuts, with Željko Lučić as the villainous Scarpia. Yoncheva made her Met debut in 2013 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, followed by widely acclaimed company role...

12 Jan 20180 Before detox or accessible rehab services were available locally, Rick Huber could often be found spending hours during the night in the emergency room, helping someone see hospital staff until morning hours. Huber is now retired from his leadership role at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). Throughout the many years, he served as an advocate, Board Member, peer advocate, Executive Director, CEO, and Director of New Programming. His many contributions to the welfare of the community, reducing stigma associated with mental health, and fighting the opioid epidemic will be honored at the MHA on...

10 Jan 20180 The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the National Theatre production of a new comedy, Young Marx, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Bridge Theatre, on Sat., Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is young Karl Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) is Friedrich Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.  The production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind the hilarious Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.   In Young Marx, it’s 1850 London; and Europe’s most feared terrorist is...

8 Sep 20170 By Katy Wise This week’s subject isn’t the kind that we typically focus on, but every once in a while, you have to branch out a little bit. Some of you may remember this subject within the past couple of years in this column, too. Yes, it’s been years now! We are celebrating four years of HBK this September! So a big ‘thank you,’ to all of my readers, this paper would truly be nothing without all of you wonderful people. Back on track, now. I have talked about this before, because I feel, along with many other moms out there, that this is a subject that bears repeating. Safety isn’t exactly considered to be a...
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