A Diet to Save a Lake

A Diet to Save a Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Chautauqua Lake is an overfed lake,” John Jablonski told the 2018 season’s last GreenUp Jamestown convocation on Tuesday night, May 1. “If we continue to feed it, it will continue to have problems.” The meeting at St. Luke’s Church hosted one more standing-room-only crowd of residents from all across Chautauqua […]

The Living Waters: Care and Feeding of Chautauqua Lake

The Living Waters: Care and Feeding of Chautauqua Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The annual, springtime Chautauqua Lake weed harvest is now underway. Chautauqua Lake Association’s (CLA) six harvesters are now dredging up the tangles of invasive Eurasian Curlyleaf Pondweed. The spring cleanup began with a roundup of the winter’s floating trees, limbs and other debris and then turned to the weed problem. […]

Balancing the Dominoes

Everybody knows about the domino effect. According to The Free Dictionary, “A domino effect or chain reaction is the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events.” Sometimes it describes the unintended consequences of a single, innocent act. Consider the kindly store owner who gives unattended children in her store […]

Chautauqua Lake, NY Estate House on 30.5 Acres to be Offered at Auction

Article Contributed by Hanna Commercial Real Estate An extraordinary 30.5-Acre Lakefront Estate at 2778 W. Lake Road (Route 394), Ashville, NY 14510 on Lake Chautauqua will be moving to an Open Outcry Real Estate Auction on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Property was recently valued at over $5,000,000. However, the property will be offered at […]

Chautauqua Lake Cleanup

Article Contributed by Conewango Creek Watershed Association Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) announces a cleanup on Chautauqua Lake scheduled for May 21, 2016 as one of Conewango Creek activities planned for 2016. Co-sponsoring organizations are Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association. Volunteers are needed. The cleanup will be held at the property of […]

Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance Recognizes Team Effort in Grant Awards

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance (Alliance) is excited to announce their recent success in securing over $1 million in grant funding for six stream bank stabilization projects in the Chautauqua Lake watershed. Although the Alliance received its 501(c)(3) status as a not-for-profit corporation from […]

The Lenhart and The Great Hotel Era

Contributing Writer Patricia Pihl Lining the porch is a leisurely row of multi-colored rocking chairs overlooking Chautauqua Lake. A few steps away, on its massive front lawn sits more chairs poised for the magnificent view. This iconic summer scene is recognizable to the local and visitor alike – it’s summertime at Bemus Point’s Hotel Lenhart. […]

County Health and Human Services Department Urges Lake Users To Be Cautious

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Warm temperatures are setting the stage for blue-green algae blooms on area lakes. The Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department urges all residents to be cautious when recreating in our lakes, especially if algae is present. Blue-green algal blooms can be a problem […]

Come Celebrate Chautauqua Lake at the First Annual Chautauqua Lake Rally at the Bemus Point Casino on August 23

A lot of great things are happening on the lake and the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Alliance would like to extend an open invitation to the public for the 2014 Chautauqua Lake Rally. Join us for light refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon as a number of representatives from the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, Chautauqua Lake […]

Paradise on Ice: Ice Fishing on Chautauqua Lake

  Article Contributed by Walt Pickut   They call it a shanty but it’s really a palace… if you love ice fishing on Chautauqua Lake. Wintertime anglers call it “Paradise below Zero.” And if you haven’t tried it, you are missing something special according to the folks who populate the shanty villages dotting Chautauqua Lake […]