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Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerAlgae covers the new Chautauqua Golf Club wetlands Thursday. The algae growth is encouraged by phosphate and nitrate nutrients settling in the wetlands — and not Chautauqua Lake. The nutrients also nourish the native plantings around the wetlands, which, when mature, will obscure most of the algae. The bare area at the bottom center of the photo is what will become part of the third tee of the golf club’s Lake Course, which will be completed in the off-season.

This offseason: A path to a greener Chautauqua, strewn with boulders

Chautauquans will recall that the Institution received federal and New York state grants totaling more than $700,000 in 2011 to support efforts to better manage stormwater runoff and to help keep Chautauqua Lake free of phosphates and other harmful nutrients.

One of the signature elements in the Institution’s plan to spend the grant money most effectively is a wetlands project near the tee on the third hole of Chautauqua Golf Club’s Lake Course. The wetlands project has taken visible shape during the 2013 Season.

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COMMENTARY: Institution must recognize importance of technology

Throughout the 2013 Season, select speakers at Chautauqua Institution — specifically chaplains in residence — have cast technological innovation in a pessimistic light. But it is not the criticism of smartphones and video games that is problematic. Rather, it is the sheer lack of a response to this criticism which serves as a reminder: The Institution has historically offered very little programming on technology and culture.

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Board to consider updates to ALU regulations at Saturday meeting

At its annual August meeting on Saturday, Aug. 24, Chautauqua Institution’s board of trustees will consider adoption of proposed changes to Chautauqua’s Architectural and Land Use (ALU) Regulations. The revisions are the result of a lengthy review process by a study group assembled by board chairman George Snyder that included a series of public input sessions and community presentations held during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, as well as drafts published online for public review this past fall and spring.

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Analyst Dentzer to clarify current health policy muddle

Susan Dentzer will wrap up the Week Nine examination of “Health Care: Reform and Innovation” — and the 2013 morning lecture series — at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Dentzer is a longtime health care analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” former editor of the journal Health Affairs and a senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.

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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerStephanie Dawson of Atlanta shares how she spreads the word about Chautauqua with friends and neighbors at home July 18 in the Visitors Center. Dawson is part of Chautauqua Advocates, agroup of Chautauquans that advocate for the Institution.

Chautauqua Advocates seeks community members to spread the word about Institution in home communities

The new Chautauqua Advocates program enlists Chautauquans to spread the word about the Institution in their home communities during the off-season. Advocates are invited to host gatherings for friends or colleagues who might be interested in Chautauqua as a summer vacation destination.

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Tenors’ loving care: Compassionate Canadian men’s quartet brings ‘healing and therapeutic’ worldly music to Amp tonight

Having just recently returned from Africa, the globetrotting male vocal quartet The Tenors travels to Chautauqua for the first time to perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater. Originally a trio, today the Canada-based group consists of Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray.

The Tenors have passionately supported a Canadian charity called the Bulembu Foundation for the past five years, Max Kubiak said in an email. Kubiak works as part of the group’s management.

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Cassel to guide consumers through jungle of information about health care cost, quality

The way Dr. Christine Cassel sees health care, physicians have two fundamental responsibilities: First and foremost, physicians must take care of their patients as best they can. But Cassel also believes physicians need to serve as stewards of society’s resources.

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