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Week Nine at Children’s School presents ‘Healthy Me’

When Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster began eating cookies as a “sometimes snack,” PBS was responding to an epidemic of childhood obesity that has swept the country over the past several decades. This week at Children’s School, the kids will learn about their bodies and staying healthy.

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Documentary on former baseball MVP Rosen premieres at Chautauqua

“The Al Rosen Story,” a documentary film about baseball player Al Rosen, made its debut last Wednesday in Alumni Hall. The film was produced and directed by Bill Levy, a longtime sportswriter. Levy was on hand after the screening to answer any questions about the film and the man he calls “the third best Jewish player to ever play the sport.”

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The Cops’ Cody Fuller makes solid contact against the Slugs during the Chautauqua men’s softball championship game Aug. 7 at Sharpe Field. The Cops beat the Slugs, 19-15. (1)

Cops apprehend Chautauqua softball championship

A breeze off the lake lifted dust from the third base line. The sun peeking through the dust lent the entire scene a golden light, like a staged and faded Daguerreotype scene captured by an antique camera obscura. With a few more handlebar mustaches, it could have been the turn of the century. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

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Students become gumshoes at Children’s School’s ‘Mystery Week’

For “Mystery Week” at the Children’s School, the 3s will make “Who am I” masks, which will both conceal and reveal their true selves. They will also be dying coffee filters and spray painting fish with stencils, as well as crafting wheel paintings.

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A crowded starting line outside the Sports Club at this year’s Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 3.  (1)

SLIDESHOW — Birthday Dash: From start to finish, OFN Race an action-packed celebration of Chautauqua

You may have noticed an unusual amount of traffic on the streets of Chautauqua Saturday morning. You may also have noticed that the traffic was of the pedestrian variety, with some folks appearing to be in quite a hurry.

The Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim is an annual tradition marking the birthday of our fair Institution. Runners, walkers and swimmers traverse land and sea (pool) for a chance to be a part of this tradition and score the coveted OFN T-shirt. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

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Greg Funka | Staff PhotographerLaura Giberson leads the five year-olds of the Yellow Room as they practice their song and dance routine for Open House Friday, August 2.

‘Happy Birthday Chautauqua!’: Children’s School celebrates all week

It is every child’s birthday at the Children’s School this week, as Chautauqua Institution glides through the week of the 139th anniversary of Chautauqua’s founding. In the manner of Lewis Carroll, the children are observing five “un-birthdays” during Week Seven at Children’s School, themed “Happy Birthday Chautauqua.”

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