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Into the wind

Into the wind

It’s 10 a.m. on a sunny Monday, and Chautauqua Lake is spotted with tiny sailboats. Freshly launched from the waterfront of the John R. Turney Sailing Center, white-sailed Optimist Dinghies and multicolored Sunfish float a few hundred feet down the water from each other.

No, these aren’t professional sailors by any means — they’re kids.

Counselors of Week Six enjoy helping kids create

Counselors of Week Six enjoy helping kids create

Throughout the season, campers at Boys’ and Girls’ Club experience a wide range of activities. They can jump into Chautauqua Lake and learn to swim, head out on sailboats or explore the natural areas of the nearby ravine and more — all in a day.

Another popular Club pursuit often is an understated one: arts and crafts.

Slugs, MOMS take the throne as 2011 softball champions

Slugs, MOMS take the throne as 2011 softball champions

Last Saturday, a pair of games at Sharpe Field led to championship glory for two of Chautauqua’s eldest softball teams: the MOMS in the women’s league and the Slugs in the men’s league.

The first-place MOMS displayed their dominance over the Boomerangs, ending in a 14-3 win after seven innings. First-place men’s league counterparts the Slugs, on the other hand, slammed their way to victory against the Slamming Cheetahs, 25-22, after a full nine-inning game of big hits and stiff competition.

Successful Stanford coach still calls Chautauqua home

Successful Stanford coach still calls Chautauqua home

Tara VanDerveer has had a career full of highlights.

Since 1985, VanDerveer has led Stanford University’s women’s basketball team as head coach, landing two NCAA Division I Championships — one in 1990 and one in 1992. She took the helm of the U.S. national women’s team in the 1996 Olympic Games and led it to a gold medal and an undefeated season. She holds a place in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

OFN race draws first-time runners, veterans together

OFN race draws first-time runners, veterans together

Runners readied themselves at a white-painted starting line adjacent to Sports Club’s shuffleboard courts. Yellow and white balloons swayed in the breeze, anchored to the adjacent hedgerow. After a singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a whistle blew, and a sea of yellow-shirted runners and walkers disappeared down South Lake Drive, heading toward the Youth Activities Center.

Walking on air

Walking on air

Summer at Boys’ and Girls’ Club means many things: fun in the sun, blossoming friendships, and — most importantly — Air Band!

Half talent show, half costume party, Club’s 28th annual Air Band drew a large crowd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the Amphitheater.