Posts Tagged 'Richard Ulasewicz'

Card game builds bridges at Chautauqua

Card game builds bridges at Chautauqua

While walking to the Sports Club only days before the season started, Richard Ulasewicz saw Rita VanDerveer sitting on her porch reading with a friend. They exchanged greetings, and VanDerveer asked Ulasewicz how his day was going.

He told VanDerveer his day had been pretty rough, and that he was desperate for a certified bridge instructor. He asked VanDerveer if she, by any chance, knew someone who could help.

VanDerveer pointed to her friend who was reading on her porch and said, “There’s your new bridge instructor right there.” It was Marsha Reall.

Old fishing memorabilia brings new life to Sports Club

Old fishing memorabilia brings new life to Sports Club

In August 1962, Kathryn Ford set sail on Chautauqua Lake with her parents. Cruising in the family’s mahogany Chris-Craft, her father caught a 48-inch, 28-lb. muskellunge with a Silver Flash lure. Instead of keeping and eating the fish, Ford’s father had it stuffed and mounted in Jamestown.

“I don’t remember her fighting very much. She was an old fish,” Ford said. “She was too old to eat.”