Our founder, Dave Lawson, passed away on November 27, 2022.
He touched so many lives around Chautauqua Lake for all of his 89 years and has left behind a beautiful legacy – The Lawson Center. The Lawson Center will hold a celebration of life event on Sunday, May 28th, 2023. (Details of the memorial will be provided in the spring of next year.)
Below is a link to Dave’s obituary – He lived a long life and lived it to the full. Rest in Peace. Click here to read the obituary
Ned Ward entertained and enlightened a nice crowd with his lecture on the history of spearfishing and the use of fish decoys on Lake Chautauqua. As usual, he provided an in-depth look at the social and economic forces driving this thriving 19th and early 20th-century industry.
The audience enjoyed a wonderful social hour with appetizers provided by The Village Casino and beverages courtesy of Bag and String and Ellicott Brewing Company. As always, we thank our business neighbors for their generous support.
We had a wonderful turnout for Marla Connelly's lecture on the history and future of Long Point.
Created by a glacier, Long Point has been a prominent feature of our lake forever. Marla entertained a crowd with stories about the people who owned the land on and around the point, how it became a New York State park, and what the plans are for improving the park for all of us to enjoy.
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