It’s live radio! On the covered deck at the Brick Walk Cafe on Bestor Plaza, below the broad windows of the Visitors Center and above the Chautauqua Bookstore, veteran broadcaster Jim Roselle surveys his weekday morning realm.
One of Chautauqua’s closest collaborators — and one of its biggest fans — will kick off the Week Four examination of “Emerging Citizenship: The Egyptian Experience” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
Sitting on the porch of Bill Clinger’s traditional Chautauqua cottage near the lake on the south end of the grounds, it was very easy to relax in the company of this accomplished former congressman from northwestern Pennsylvania whose Chautauqua lineage is much longer than most.
The Fourth of July is the great American summer family holiday. It has patriotism, parades, sunshine, beaches and kids of all ages enjoying themselves and their families — and Chautauqua has its own familiar holiday traditions.
Kids are at the center of much of the Fourth of July activity on the grounds, so a team from the Daily set out recently to meet some of them and their families. We visited the Children’s Beach on a warm Sunday afternoon and the Children’s School on a fun-filled weekday morning. These are the stories we found.
We are sitting sitting in the sunroom of a comfortable, elegant home in the south end of the grounds. The owners of the house are relaxed and reflective as they consider their lives together and separately.
Chautauqua’s largest-ever public works project is on track. The much-discussed renovations for the Institution’s performance and information centerpiece have progressed according to schedule, said John Shedd, Chautauqua’s administrator of architectural and land use regulations and director of facilities.
As Week Two of the 2014 Chautauqua summer season begins, the diversity and intensity of activity on the grounds deepens. Some major artistic and cultural programs launch their seasons, greeted by anticipation. At the same time, many of the hundreds of high school and college students who are here for the summer have been on the job for weeks already, helping to organize and deliver services that support the Institution’s ambitious seasonal plans. Here are the stories of six of our young seasonal employees.
Cherry devoted a lot of time during the 2013 season to raising Chautauquans’ awareness of this issue. He will intensify his efforts this summer. The campaign began last week at the annual pre-season CPOA potluck dinner in Hurlbut Church. Addressing a packed house, Cherry and CPOA president Hugh Butler fielded a lot of questions. Cherry’s remarks are as follows.
To say Chautauqua’s new fire chief Adam Akin is familiar with the Institution would be something of an understatement.
The opening of the 2014 season marks the anniversary of Chautauqua Institution’s ambitious Visitors Center on Bestor Plaza. Its primary purpose is to make Chautauqua and its sometimes bewildering array of cultural offerings more open and accessible to first-time visitors.