The Golden Dragon Acrobats returned to Chautauqua Institution Tuesday as part of the Family Entertainment Series. Taking the Amphitheater stage, they dazzled the audience, children and adults alike, with their feats of flexibility and strength.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre closes its summer season with a performance Wednesday evening in the Amphitheater — the dance company’s first visit to Chautauqua Institution.
Photos by Brian Smith | Staff Photographer
Chautauquans John Chubb and Tom Logan have water skied their entire lives. John skied at Ohio University for three years and then coached for four. Tom began taking skiing more seriously seven years ago. They both came to Chautauqua as kids and have known each other since. [SLIDESHOW]
The advent of another summer season always heralds the arrival of hundreds of young people coming to work at Chautauqua Institution. Most are on summer vacation from college or high school. Many come from Chautauqua County and western New York, drawn by a familiarity with the Institution or its proximity to family homes. A few come from faraway places to make their contribution to a smooth-running summer season on the grounds.
Photos by Brian Smith | Staff photographer
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]
Scenes from the Beach Boys concert Friday evening in the Amphitheater. [SLIDESHOW]
From noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonnade, property owners on the grounds will have the chance to vote in an election which will affect the future course of their sewer and water services.
Property owners last cast their ballots back in August 2000, voting to upgrade the water plant behind the Colonnade that purifies Chautauqua Institution’s drinking water. That measure carried, with more than 95 percent of voters approving the upgrade. [w/ SLIDESHOW]
Following a candlelight vigil ceremony Sunday evening, members of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Class of 2013 were awarded their diplomas Wednesday morning in the Hall of Philosophy. [SLIDESHOW]