Category: Press Room

Eat fresh and local this fall in Chautauqua County, NY

By Loren Mayshark Recently, I had the good fortune to attend the annual fall farm to table dinner at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution.  It perfectly symbolized the close relationship we have with the farmers in western New York

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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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Celebrating the Harvest in Western New York – America’s Grape Country

by Stephanie Schuckers Burdo Along the eastern shores of Lake Erie, “harvest” means grapes and from mid-September through the end of October, it’s the primary thought on everyone’s mind. In this region–known as America’s Grape Country–the quintessential harvest experience is

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Finding Lucille Ball in Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Stevens As the city of Jamestown celebrates a quarter century of honoring America’s favorite redhead with the 25th anniversary of Lucy Fest, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, I thought I’d take you on a tour of where to

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Loving Nature in Chautauqua County, NY

By Jonathan Weston Chautauqua County is for Nature Lovers! The beautiful rolling hills, lakes, streams, and forests of Chautauqua County that inspired a young Roger Tory Peterson on his journey to become the preeminent naturalist of the 20th Century continue

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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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Exploring Chautauqua County, NY by Motorcycle

By Donald D. Dowling Whether your ride is a highway taming luxury tourer, a high styling cruiser, a twisty-blasting sport bike, a go anywhere dual-purpose machine, a majestic Trike or a pert and pretty scooter, you will love discovering Chautauqua County

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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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