The Daily met up with Counselors of the Week Justin Blanchard, Ginny Renjilian and Sadie Renjilian to talk about meditation, Air Band, and vegetarian indoctrination.
An early morning roar builds along the shores of Chautauqua Institution — a common wake-up call for residents on the south end of the grounds. As usual, the daily brouhaha at Boys’ and Girls’ Club is the source of the commotion.
Heated competition, even hotter weather mark Club’s annual event. [Slideshow]
Like most Chautauquans, Matt Cole has seen a sailing race on Chautauqua Lake. John Liau has watched kids in the Children’s Club chase after watermelons and play in pools of foam, and Laura Taflinger has experienced a lecture in the Amphitheater. But unlike most attendees at these events, Cole, Liau and Taflinger’s perspectives were from behind a video camera lens.
Cole, Liau and Taflinger make up Chautauqua Institution’s video team and can be seen at almost any event on the grounds, from lectures to games to religious services. Because of their efforts, the Institution will be able to preserve the season’s events through vignettes and videos on the Chautauqua website.
On a sunny Friday morning at Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the grassy waterfront behind Beeson Youth Center was unusually quiet. There were no campers gathered in groups on the grass behind the Boys’ Club building and no kids chatting on the green benches inside the Girls’ Club.
Everyone flocked to one location — the recreation field between Club and the John R. Turney Sailing Center for Club’s annual Track and Field Day.