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.
There is a saying that Chautauqua would be nothing without its lake, which is perhaps the heart of the Institution. As biologist Rick Constantino points out, that heart would be nothing without its kidneys.
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.
All across the country and the world, households are food-insecure and struggling to maintain a consistent source of sustenance. This summer, Chautauqua Institution has committed to bringing this issue of local and global hunger to the forefront with the Week Two lecture theme, “Feeding a Hungry Planet.”