Mayville, New York – A Colorful History and A Modern Success

Mayville, New York – A Colorful History and A Modern Success

The Earliest Days Mayville, the very first European settlement in Chautauqua County, was founded in 1804 by Mayville’s first settler, Dr. Alexander McIntyre. The good doctor built a sturdy log cabin with a wooden stockade surrounding it on South Erie Street. In 1807 Captain John Scott arrived and opened an inn and tavern on that […]

Mayville President’s Day Winter Festival Returns

We’re making it a wonderful festival for the whole family again this year,” said Debby Marsala, with enough enthusiasm to make it all happen. “Our core committee of 10 to 15 people have put months of work into it.” Marsala is the Community Coordinator for the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce. “Even if the snow […]

Let It Snow

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels. Sorry, that was wrong. Choice three: Complain about the snow. But since that’s no fun at all, let’s just drop that one in a snow bank someplace and enjoy the winter. When’s the last time you made a snow man? Or even a […]

Small Change?

Change is hard for people. So is not changing. It is said that about 2,500 years ago the legendary Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, said, “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” It has been a boon to the fortune cookie industry. It is also true. Are you already […]

Are You an Artist?

You have something to say! If you don’t think so, just wait a minute… Pretty soon you will see something you really don’t like, or somebody will cut you off in traffic or you might even happen to glance at somebody truly glamorous in People Magazine. Then you will have something to say. All you […]

Insurance – Managing Your Risks

Despite 2011’s tally of 99 catastrophic storms and weather-related disasters—an all-time record—and some of the largest property insurance payouts in U.S. history—14 storms doing more than $1 billion in damages—customer satisfaction with the insurance industry boosted its batting average up to .833 on a 1,000-point scale in 2012. That is 10 points higher in satisfaction […]

The Arts in 2013 – A Community Empowered to Think, Work and Live Creatively

The Arts in 2013 – A Community Empowered to Think, Work and Live Creatively

“In 2013 we’ll formalize what’s been working well already,” said Len Barry, Program Coordinator for the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, explaining how the Arts Council and the Reg Lenna Civic Center will join forces in the coming season. The future has already begun with the Box Office project. “We’ve revamped our software for a […]

Martz Observatory and NASA Establish Joint Educational Programs

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in Pasadena, California, runs NASA’s missions on Mars, many more missions in orbit around the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and deep space missions exploring the entire universe. Together with the National Science Foundation, NASA and JPL have also created The Night Sky Network, NSN, a national association of amateur […]

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