Posts Tagged 'John Ford'

WATCH: Six stars, six dreams

WATCH: Six stars, six dreams

It’s early. The 2015 season at Chautauqua Institution began only a week ago. Gate passes and parking, late spring repairs for homeowners and confirmed room reservations for visitors — all the starting-up details are taken care of. For most, it all started seven days ago. But many seasonal employees had been here for weeks or months when this season officially began. Six of them spoke to The Chautauquan Daily about their work and their dreams.

Chautauqua Conversations

Chautauqua Conversations

For several years, Chautauqua County, the Institution, local civic and tourist development boards, and various lake conservation groups and coalitions have been struggling against the rising tide of weeds, pollution and the seemingly inexorable death march of Chautauqua Lake.

Chautauqua Conversations: Chautauqua’s ‘Uncle’ Howie: Capturing youthful moments for years

Chautauqua Conversations: Chautauqua’s ‘Uncle’ Howie: Capturing youthful moments for years

Just inside the Bestor Plaza entrance to the Brick Walk Cafe, four children are intent on nine picture boards arrayed for their inspection. Fronting one group of boards is a smaller placard offering the free photographic services of “Uncle Howie” Schiller. Pictured are a caricature of Schiller by longtime Chautauqua cartoonist Ed Harmon, as well as Schiller’s contact information.