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Six final stars

Six final stars

There is a sense of change in the air. While Week Nine’s plethora of entertainment and accessible erudition awaits those on the grounds, transition is close. The major arts companies have concluded their seasons. The weather is often a bit cooler. The days are noticeably shorter. Chautauqua is nearing the end of its 2015 season, and many of its seasonal employees have left to return to school or regular employment. Others remain well into the fall. Here are six of their stories.

NPS’s Halda joins final Friday Amp public dialogue session

NPS’s Halda joins final Friday Amp public dialogue session

Anyone expecting fireworks at Friday’s dialogue meeting on the Amphitheater project may have left the session disappointed. What had seemed to many as a potential showdown turned into a frank but civil give-and-take between Institution President Tom Becker, other panelists and an engaged community audience. The subject was historic preservation in the context of the Amp.

Chautauqua Conversations: Staying the entire season at the Athenaeum Hotel

Chautauqua Conversations: Staying the entire season at the Athenaeum Hotel

Albert C. “Ace” Barclay is a dapper, urbane, well-dressed man who has passed his 70th birthday. Growing up in central New Jersey in places well known to New Jersey Turnpike travelers as exits around the Princeton area, Barclay graduated from Yale, then received a law degree from Harvard, served in the Army and settled into a comfortable life with his wife and children, maintaining a local law practice based in the area where he grew up.

Six stars: Seasonal employees help make it all happen

Six stars: Seasonal employees help make it all happen

Chautauqua’s 2015 season passed its midpoint this week. The major arts programs are all in full swing, and there are still significant orchestra, theater, opera, music, arts and dance events to look forward to. The education and religion departments fill the days with erudition. Hundreds of smaller events enrich the cultural smorgasbord to which Chautauquans have become accustomed.