Pam Spremulli will read her book Letter Birds at 10:45 a.m. today during Story Time at the Smith Memorial Library. She will be signing books at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the bookstore.
The following is excerpted from the Aug. 8, 1930, edition of The Chautauquan Daily.
Instead of delving deep into the Amazon rainforest, the Children’s School will tending to their own gardens for this week’s theme at Chautauqua.
Like fairway divots come and gone, innumerable narratives have left their marks on the grounds of the Chautauqua Golf Club’s during its 100 years, contributing to a rich and enduring history.
Teacher Clarissa Savage, in a pale pink tutu, leads a group of 4s up Wythe. Some girls are wearing primary-colored “princess” dresses and feathered pink hats. A few boys don cowboy getups, painted-on spectacles and Wild West vests they’ve been sporting since the beginning of the week.
Josh Long, one of the most familiar faces at the Institution’s Turner Community Center, recognizes this fact and relishes the opportunity to listen to and learn from regulars at the Center. As a personal trainer, Long said he enjoys his job most — and does it best — when he builds relationships with his clients.
The old saying that children should be seen and not heard will be blown to smithereens this week by the poignant tales of two teens. Week Five’s CLSC Young Readers selections Esperanza Rising and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feature protagonists who face heartbreak and hardships with resilience and determination.
Lauren McElree stepped up to the plate and took a long look down the third-base line. As she stared the pitcher down, concentrating on the ball, her teammates clapped and cheered. Silence took the field as the softball rose in a slow arc.
Each week the directors at Boys’ and Girls’ Club recognize a few Club counselors who performed exceptionally within their Groups. This week, The Daily met up with Robin McDonald, Matt Rowe, and Elana Egri-Thomas to talk about “Steal the Bacon,” Air Band and one very helpful camper.
Before the 3-year-old members of Children’s School marched out to perform traditional folk songs for their parents, they sat restlessly listening to a story read by their counselor.