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gem miningEllicottville, N.Y. – Holiday Valley is adding a new attraction to Sky High Adventure Park, the Mister Happy Gem Mining Company.  Targeted to children as young as 2, the experience mimics old fashioned panning for gold. Each miner purchases a bag of sand that contains either gems or fossils.  The contents of the bag are dumped into a mining pan.  The “miners” wash the sand away with water that flows through a 65 foot long sluice and the treasures are left in the pan.  An identification card is included for children to learn more about their gems or fossils.

holiday-valleyEllicottville, N.Y. – Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort will be celebrating the premiere of their new feature, the Tarzan Swing, at 10AM on Friday, May 18. “Tarzan and Jane” will demonstrate the element at 10AM as they zip line across on a Tarzan rope and catch on to a cargo net which they must climb to reach the next platform. The Tarzan Swing is part of the intermediate level “blue” course, Rip Tide.

Wild America Nature FestivalGet Ready for a Wild Summer! 

Panama, N.Y. – Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival is returning to Panama Rocks for its second year on July 28 & 29 – the last weekend of July. Headlining the event are Roger Tory Peterson’s son, Lee Peterson, nationally best-selling author Jennifer Ackerman, and famous animal expert Jeff Musial (with his animals).

Lily TomlinJamestown, NY – April 10, 2018 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits designed by leading museum design firms in the world, the 37,000 square foot National Comedy Center visitor experience tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present and is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale attraction dedicated to the art of comedy.

Chautauqua Hotel renderingUpscale Waterfront Property will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region  - Rendering Here

(July 14, 2017) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of a $33 million deluxe hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Hart Hotels Inc. and Krog Group will work in tandem to build the $33 million upscale hotel in the lake front community of Celoron. The project is one of the largest private-sector-fueled, tourism-based developments to take place in Chautauqua County.

“Chautauqua Lake is one of Western New York State’s greatest tourism assets and by building these high-quality accommodations, we are showcasing the region’s unique waterfront areas to attract even more visitors and revenue,” Governor Cuomo said.

Sunset Bay Beach ClubChautauqua County, N.Y. – There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily spend more at some of the suggested attractions, everything on this list costs $15 or less per person!…

CNN TO PREMIERE "THE HISTORY OF COMEDY" ON THURSDAY, FEB. 9, AT 9PM ET/PT - New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Comedy Icons Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David and Betty White among others

New York, N.Y. - Jan. 4, 2017 - "The History of Comedy," executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), will premiere Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, following a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Using archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars, the new eight-part CNN Original Series explores what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Jamestown, N.Y. - Beginning next Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum will be one of over 2,000 museums across America offering free admission to military personnel and their families! Blue Star Museums is aiming to provide families with ample opportunities to enjoy our nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their communities.

National Comedy Center Announces Festival Lineup, Update On National Museum of Comedy, Tickets for 4-day Festival go on Sale May 4

Jamestown, N.Y. - National Comedy Center, Inc., the first cultural institution dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, announces the lineup for the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 4-7, in Jamestown, NY. Headlining this year's festival is Comedy Central's "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, the king of the rant Lewis Black, and one of this country's premier comedians, Brian Regan. Festival highlights also include a moderated discussion with the Farrelly Brothers and Kliph Nesteroff, the critically-acclaimed Story Pirates kids-comedy troupe, and Comedy Late Night.

A sampling of the local products to be featured during an Afternoon of Wine and Maple are on display at the Grape Discovery Center.Westfield, N.Y. - The Grape Discovery Center announces an afternoon celebration of wine, maple and local flavors on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1-5 pm. The event showcases local specialty wines as well as maple infused wines and treats. An assortment of cheese presented by artisan cheese maker Reverie Creamery, pulled pork sandwiches from Ivory Wind Acres in Stockton, made with Maple Mandarin Mesquite BBQ sauce, and REACH organic chocolate snacks will be offered along with wine tastings by wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country.

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