Category: Chautauqua Institution

Summer Musts

Creating family vacation memories in Chautauqua County, NY By Mark Stevens While planning a summer vacation is one of the most anticipated events of the year, it can also come with a bit of stress and anxiety. There are plenty

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Art, Artists, and Art Trails of Chautauqua County, NY

By Margot Russell You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy a day at Chautauqua County’s galleries and studios. The area’s local artists are talented in a number of artistic mediums, including sculpture, ceramics, painting and jewelry, so

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Hidden Gems for Fall and Holiday Shopping in Chautauqua County, NY

By Michele Meleen Holiday shopping can sometimes feel more like a chore than an experience in giving. But, thanks to the slow, rural pace of western New York and some smart local business owners, this holiday shopping season can be

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10 Best Fall Sightseeing Stops around Chautauqua Lake

By Margot Russell The timeless tradition of driving the entire way around Chautauqua Lake has been a favorite pastime of area residents for generations. There’s not a whole lot of planning involved: you just pile in the car when the colors of

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Navigating the Trails and Waterways in Chautauqua County

One if by land, two if by…lake By Mark Stevens It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who coined the famous phrase “One, if by land, and two, if by sea” in his poem, Paul Revere’s Ride about the American Revolutionary War.

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Top 10 Historical Gems Uncovered or Rediscovered in Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Stevens While Jamestown native Lucille Ball and the standing legacy to her highly publicized private life and professional comedic career continue to light the marquee of historical treasures in Chautauqua County, I thought I’d draw your attention to

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Sleigh Rides and “Jingle Bells”

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a classic form of winter entertainment all over the world. In modern America, the “one horse open sleigh” from the song “Jingle Bells” is the closest we tend to get to a real sleigh ride. The

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Locally Inspired in Western New York

By Margot Russell There’s more than one way to experience Chautauqua County’s culinary delights. Whether you’re searching for the sweetest ears of corn, a pint of locally-crafted brew, or an award-winning wine, it’s all here for the visitor, within easy

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Affordable and family friendly things to do in Chautauqua County this summer

Updated – Chautauqua County in western New York has been a summer vacation destination for well over a hundred years. Take a look at some affordable summer activities the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse, climb the spiral

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Chautauqua Institution Chosen Northeast Regional Finalist in “Prettiest Painted Places” Competition

The search for the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” is narrowing, with Chautauqua Institution chosen as one of 10 finalists from the U.S. Northeast named by the Paint Quality Institute, an informational entity whose mission is to educate the public

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