The Chautauqua Property Owners Association will hold its annual area picnics event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight.
When Eleanor Roosevelt first visited the Institution in 1929, it was love at first sight. She said she was attracted to the ground’s idyllic atmosphere, the family environment and, perhaps more than anything, the natural beauty of Chautauqua Lake.
The Chautauqua Property Owners Association will hold a general meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Christ. The meeting will be preceded by a CPOA open forum at 8:30 a.m., and followed at 10 a.m. by a Chautauqua Institution Trustees Open Forum, also in the Hall of Christ.
Bill Neches has seen the light. Or perhaps more accurately, he’s seen too much of it.
When the Institution’s gates opened last week and Chautauquans began pouring onto the grounds, many were busy filling their schedules with lectures, shows and performances. What most didn’t pencil into their calendars was a two-hour chunk of time spent on the phone, arguing with Time Warner Cable as they tried to revive their Internet capabilities.
In 1893, Chautauqua’s founding fathers built a wastewater treatment plant to protect Chautauqua Lake. One-hundred-and-twenty years later, the lake still needs protection, now more than ever.
Bright street lights are a great way for big cities to increase visibility and reduce crime. But what are those lights doing on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution?
The Chautauqua Property Owners Association held its annual business meeting of the season Saturday morning in the Hall of Philosophy.
The meeting began with the President’s Welcome, given by CPOA President Hugh Butler and included an approval of the 2011 minutes, an approval of the 2011 Treasurer’s Report, an outdoor lighting committee update and a nominations committee report.
Vice president Bill Neches presented an update on the outdoor lighting committee reminding Chautauquans that there is still one more informational lighting walk-about this season at 9:30 p.m. Sunday starting in front of the Colonnade.
The annual meeting of the Chautauqua Corporation took place Saturday morning in the Hall of Philosophy followed by an open forum.
The meeting began with an introduction of the present trustees and approval of the 2011 minutes.
The Chautauqua Institution board is made up of 24 trustees, 20 of whom are elected by the board itself. Members of the corporation, which includes property owners, elect the other four trustees.
One of those trustees, Greg Miller, will reach the end of his term this season.
Brighter does not mean safer or better.
According to Chautauqua Property Owners Association outdoor lighting committee chair Bill Neches, the ability to walk or drive safely around the Chautauqua Institution grounds at night is compromised by bright lights shining in one’s eyes.
The CPOA — using the research and recommendations of the Dark Sky Association — advocates lights which shine downward, “on the road or sidewalk, where you need light the most — not in your eyes, bedroom windows or up into the sky where it is dangerous, annoying or wasteful,” Neches said in an email.