Findley Lake Presents!

Findley Lake Harvest Festival 2016

Findley Lake Presents!

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne As the humidity drops, sunshine becomes more mellow and breezes distribute whiffs of dry leaves, Chautauqua County prepares for autumn. Though the fall season tends to conjure images of bonfires, apple picking and pumpkin carving, the harvest festival predates all these traditions. Harvest festivals date back to ancient times and […]

Celts, Ceilidh and Kilts Return

Celts, Ceilidh and Kilts Return

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne This weekend 10 pipe bands, nine Celtic bands, and 28 clans march into Mayville Lakeside Park to share their Celtic heritage along the shore of Chautauqua Lake. The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums has hosted, sponsored and fundraised for the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans for […]

It’s a Short Trip to Long Point

It’s a Short Trip to Long Point

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne A cool breeze stirs the sticky air, sunlight sparkles off steely blue water, and boats zip past with a hum. What better place to enjoy the remaining days of summer than Chautauqua Lake? In addition to providing a scenic view, Chautauqua Lake functions as a driving force behind the county’s […]

Motor Mayhem Branches Out

Motor Mayhem Branches Out

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne Looking for some post-Lucy-Fest-weekend excitement? Pack up the red wigs and polka dots, and pull out your leather jackets and car wax. Experience Motor Mayhem, one of the largest downtown Jamestown events, second only to the Downtown Jamestown Christmas Parade. Blinding chrome, pristine paint and polished tires will line the […]

Dragon Boats on Chautauqua Lake

Dragon Boats on Chautauqua Lake

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne Dragon boat racing, an ancient Chinese water sport, is coming to Lake Chautauqua during Lucy Fest. The 2016 Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race & Festival provides visitors and residents alike with the opportunity to witness an unfamiliar sport and enjoy one of Chautauqua County’s most scenic views. “This event is […]

Sherman Day Not Just for Shermanites

1Article Contributed by Emily Wynne This year’s theme of Sherman Day, “Unity is the root of a great community,” encompasses what Sherman, like many small towns, values most. Held annually since 1983, Sherman Day is an opportunity for everyone to experience the unity and sense of community that shines in Sherman every day. A quick […]

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne Since the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is a long-time staple of the Jamestown art and culture scene, the staff of the Reg, as it is affectionately called, tries to preserve the original vibe of the place. “The things we do in the theater now are very similar to […]

Labyrinth Press Company

Labyrinth Press Company

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne “I feel like a lot of kids going off to a four-year university look back and probably have a pretty negative view of their hometown, like ‘there was nothing to do there.’ I want them to have something they can look back on. “Be like ‘there’s something going on there, […]

One Great Summer Three Great Fairs

One Great Summer Three Great Fairs

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne Bubbling laughter mixes with drifting music, the sweet scent of caramelizing sugar melds with warm buttery popcorn and lights flicker on twirling rides. Summer is in full swing, and hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly for weeks to bring back an annual tradition. Fairs date back to the Middle Ages, […]

Abers Acres: Fresh and Table Ready

Abers Acres: Fresh and Table Ready

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing” a handmade sign at the Abers Acres farm stand proclaims. Abers Acres, owned by John and Sue Abers, has provided local residents, restaurants and Wegmans supermarkets with produce since 1984. “We specialize in the […]