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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Comedy Center Details Given To Legislative Committee, by Jimmy McCarthy - Mayville - "Several projects are in motion in Chautauqua County, and the National Comedy Center is leading the way.  NCC chairman presented an outline from the design of the timeline, and noted the idea originated with Lucille Ball, herself, in leaving behind a request explicitly desirous of something other than an 'about Lucy' museum; but, a tribute to the world of comedy," [shortened for effect] published for this date in 2015.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Information Center – In Years Past – 100 Years Ago – "In 1915, the uniformed Maccabees would come to Jamestown for the national encampment of the supreme division of the [baseball]  order first week in August pitching their tents in Celoron Park [now Lucille Ball Memorial Park], occupying all of the lower part of the grounds with a frontage of 400-500 feet on the Lake.  The 1,000 men, who were expected from all parts of the country would be camping on site," published for this date in 2015.

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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Saturday – Critical Eye, Three's A Crowd – Lucy Statue, Amphitheater and Lesenger Make Headlines, by Robert W. Plyler, "From Internet blogs to the Weekend Update feature of Saturday Night Live, the controversy over the statue of Lucille Ball, in Celoron's Lucille Ball Memorial Park, has brought our area to the attention of the world. My opinion is; if Celoron wants to replace the statue it's its business. If it wants to change the statue, it's very wrong to let someone else change another person's creation; and apparently, the artist is agreeable to change his work at his expense," [shortened for effect], published for this date in 2015.

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The Sunday Post-Journal, Jamestown NY – Editorial Page – Local Offerings Could Bolster Economy – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has high hopes for Chautauqua County. The area's unique assets – from the natural offerings, the Chadakoin River traversing the city and Chautauqua Lake; the incoming National Comedy Center to the venerable Chautauqua Institution – offer opportunities to attract tourists and to keep them here for extended visits. The institution hosts more than 100,000 visitors each summer; most of whom travel to Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, as well as other local attractions,” [shortened for interest surrounding Lucille Ball et al], published for this date in 2015.


The Sunday Post-Journal, Jamestown NY – Board Decides To Keep Lucy Local, by Margot Russell - “Celoron – A little love was thrown at Scary Lucy Saturday morning when the village board unanimously voted to keep the now-infamous statue of Lucille Ball in the greater Jamestown area. The village will be hosting a presentation by the Chairman, National Comedy Center [Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum et al] on April 27; and the statue will remain at Lucille Ball Memorial Park until such time as a new statue takes its place. Interestingly, the couple who donated and commissioned the sculpture to Poulin have contacted the Celoron Village Board, that they were against the pose chosen by Poulin from the outset; and the widow of the-at-the-time Mayor 'thought the real story should be told', [shortened for effect], published for this date in 2015.


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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY – Sculptor Wants To 'Make This Right', Replace Statue for Free, by Gavin Paterniti - “Celoron – Dave Poulin's standing offer to replace Lucille Ball Memorial Park's resident sculpture of Lucy with a new one will seemingly remain rejected by the Village of Celoron. which says: 'it's too late for that; the original statue is going to stay in place until we have a replacement; the chairman, National Comedy Center, has expressed an interest in the statue, so we're going to listen to what he has to say. We're looking at all options to sort this mess out,'” [shortened for effect], published for this date in 2015.


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Brock    3,361

They should keep the statue in place as-is. Right now, that and the Summer Wind are the two biggest tourism draws to Celoron.

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JoeySoCal    1,008

They should keep the statue in place as-is. Right now, that and the Summer Wind are the two biggest tourism draws to Celoron.

Now that's an idea! :viv2:

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Now that's an idea! :viv2:

 

JUST YOU WAIT UNTIL THE NEW HOTEL GOES IN NEXT DOOR [immediately west section side Dunham Avenue!!!] JUST SAYIN' - BORN AND RAISED IN CELORON, I'VE NEVER SEEN IT LOOKING BETTER; [i lived at Ellicott Shores 20.5 years - most western section of Celoron Park, where old wooden roller coaster stood, at Lakefront, and world-famous ball park, other side, inland to Duquesne St. - and the lot between all that time I lived down there was simply a wooded swamp-like area]  - WHEN YOU GET HERE THIS YEAR FOR FESTIVAL, YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LAKEFRONT - HONEST.... :fabrary:

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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY – Area News – Comedians Announced For Evening Of Comedy - “Pete Lee [fan favorite, 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival], and Michael Palascak, [one of 12 comedians in America and internationally, debuted his half-hour special inaugural season, Comedy Central's 'The Half Hour'], two well-known up-and-coming comedians, will perform an Evening of Comedy, Lucy-Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, May 30, two performances, 6:30, dinner show, and 9:30 comedy show, The Tropicana Room, above Desilu Studios, Jamestown NY, as part of a year-round series of programs for the National Comedy Center, published for this date in 2015.


The Post-Journal – Information Center – In Years Past – 100 Years Ago – “In 1915, Celoron Park [now Lucille Ball Memorial Park] will be open for the season May 29. Erie Railroad Company resumes runnng excursions from a large section of territory, while traction lines leading to Chautauqua Lake are planning to handle an unusually large number of excursions, a good reason to anticipate the season will be record-breaking in every particular. The park will be in better condition than ever before, extensive improvements being in progress and plans being made to introduce several new amusement features. One attraction, Coney Island Tickler, lower end of the park, has been removed,” published for this date in 2015.


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Brock:  Don't know what happened to this above P-J post; but, COULD NOT edit out the additional line space(s) at the end of the post.  After about 20 minutes, I gave up trying.  LOVING YOU, JK

 

4/22/15 - just went in, and it let me edit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  so, saved us 1/2 a page for comments...... :fabrary: 

 

Guess there was also another post way at the bottom of that empty space, if you want to go back to view....JK

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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY –  'It should not be mocked; but it should be respected.'  Comedy Center Décor - Benson Lobbying For Bronze Lucille Ball Statue, by Gavin Paterniti - Celoron - "Tom Benson, chairman, National Comedy Center, has given Celoron officials even more to consider regarding potential resting sites for the village's current bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball, during his attendance at Monday's village board meeting, while apprising officials of the progress and goals of the Center, and ask for their consideration in donating the now iconic statue to the center - where he hopes it would stand as a tribute to comedy itself," [shortened for importance], published for this date in 2015. 

 

The Post-JournalJamestown, NY –   'Question Of The Day - “Should Celoron give the Lucy statue to the National Comedy Center?” published for this date in 2015. 

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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY –   'Question Of The Day - “Should Celoron give the Lucy statue to the National Comedy Center? - YES:  50%; NO:  50%," published for this date in 2015. 

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The Post-Journal – Information Center – In Years Past – 25 Years Ago – “In 1990, the 34-minute pilot of ('I Love Lucy'), taped in March of 1951 and never before seen on television, would air at 10 p.m., this day on CBS.  Reportedly, Fred and Ethel were not in the pilot and Desi Arnaz was not named Ricky Ricardo.  The hour-long presentation would be hosted by the two stars' daughter, Lucie Arnaz, and would include interview segments and clips  from other ('I Love Lucy') episodes.  'I thought maybe the pilot would make me cry or something; but, I just laughed,' Miss Arnaz said,” published for this date in 2015.

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The Post-Journal – Editorial Page - {NOTE:  didn't get everything in here yesterday) - Celoron Should Consider Comedy Center Offer - "The Celoron Village Board should give strong consideration to an offer from the incoming National Comedy Center.  Chairman of the Center would like to bring the infamous Lucille Ball statue to downtown Jamestown for display as a tourist attraction.  It seems the legions of Lucy fans who voiced their distaste for the current statue don't want to contribute a few bucks for a new one.  The village  should put an end to this controversy surrounding the statue.  We're sure Celoron officials are tired of talking about the statue.  The Comedy Center has given them the best offer yet.  They should take it," [shortened for effect]  published (May 1) for this date in 2015..

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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY – National Comedy Center Park To Open Next Month: 'As Long As Mother Nature Cooperates', by Dennis Phillips - “The first tangible component of the National Comedy Center is almost complete. Construction of the National Comedy Center Park is nearing completion. The Park will be located to the south of the Center and the Jamestown Gateway Train Station along West Second Street,” published for this date in 2015.

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The Post-JournalJamestown, NY – 'I'm delighted to give the village of Celoron the best statue they deserve.' - No 'Splainin' Necessary - Celoron Receives $20,000 Donation To Replace 'Scary Lucy', by Katrina Fuller - Celoron - "The Lucille Ball statue that has haunted the village of Celoron may soon have its last laugh, as a donation of a hefty sum has been received to replace it.  An avid fan, Ernie Boch, Jr., President and CEO of Subaru of New England, Norwood, Massachusetts, donated toward the purchase of a new statue because 'I've always loved ('I Love Lucy').'  'I had tremendous affection for Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel.' " published for this date in 2015. 

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The Post-Journal – Information Center – In Years Past – 75 Years Ago – “In 1940, Celoron Park  [now Lucille Ball Memorial Parkwill open for the summer season Memorial Day, Thursday, May 30, with many new improvements and concessions.  For the past few weeks, carpenters, decorators, gardeners and other artisans have been working like beavers rebuilding and beautifying the play resort.  The Pier Ballroom has been enlarged, remodeled and redecorated and will open Wednesday.  The management plans to present the finest acts and entertainment for its patrons during the coming season," published for this date in 2015.

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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY Information Center – In Years Past – 100 Years Ago – “The opening of Celoron Park [now Lucille Ball Memorial Park] for the 1915 season will take place tomorrow and the Celoron Amusement Company is making arrangements to handle large crowds afternoon and evening. Grounds and various attractions have been placed in better condition that ever before and with excursions from western NY, northwestern PA and OH, the season promises to be a record-breaker in attendance," published for this date in 2015.


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The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY – Progress In Sight – Planning Commission Approves National Comedy Center Site Plan, by Dennis Phillips - “The site plan for the interactive project embodying Lucille Ball's vision of celebrating comedy has been approved; a walkway connector between buildings; a soft connection, with no new opening needing construction in former Erie-Lackawanna Train Station [now Jamestown Gateway Station]; access to the National Comedy Center Park from 2nd Street through ramp and stair systems. The Park is scheduled to be ceremoniously opened July 2; groundbreaking for the actual facility, later this summer. Schematics of interior design are scheduled to be complete next week; a 28,000-square foot facility, The Center is supported by local foundations: Gebbie; Oishei; Sheldon; and Chautauqua Regional Community,” published for this date in 2015.


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The Post-Journal – Information Center – In Years Past – 25 Years Ago – “In 1990, Jamestown would play host the following Memorial Day to the first Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy – LucyFest. The four-day comedy festival was designed to be a long-term, living memorial to the city's most famous redhead and a public forum for innovative short comedy, said Philip Morris, executive director of the Arts Council for Chautauqua County and one of the founders of the event,” published for this date in 2015.


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[Research note:]  If you are reading this post, read it carefully - the then-e-d of the Arts Council, eventually employing our former L-D Center,  arrdubya, [the two of them DID NOT GET ALONG - rumor/fact] - thus, he was let go - rumor/fact; and formed what we all know and love, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum, with much public acceptance and approval by the Arnaz' children and severing of the relationship of the Arts Council . . . . jk


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Luvsbway    2,038

Since my first Lucy festival in 1996 and hearing the name of the Arts Council directory it always made me a double take.

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The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY - Inaugural Riverwalk Festival Set For Sunday, by Dennis Phillips - "The Greater Jamestown Riverwalk Festival will be held Sunday along the north shore extension section of the Riverwalk, located on north side of the Chadakoin River, 9 N. Main St.  The festival is a celebration of art, music and environmental awareness," [research: see 'other' historical Riverwalk-connecting informations: 7/16,23/1749; 9/15/1797; 6/1/1812; 10/1/1859; 5/18/1894; 10/1/2004; 8/9/2013; 10/14,16/13; 12/12/13; 1/13,17,22/2014; 3/2/14; 4/14,19/14; 5/15/14; 7/16/14; 8/3,6,8,9,11,26/14; 9/9/14; 10/22,28/14; 12/2,12,18,27,30/14; 1/10/2015; 3/4,6,19,28/15; 6/11/15],  published for this date in 2015.

 

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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Comedy Center Park To Open – "The National Comedy Center Board of Directors will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Comedy Center Park at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2. The event, lower level available by elevator and stairway, Jamestown Gateway Train Station, is open to the public,” published for this date in 2015.


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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – 'Fabulous Facility' – Comedy Center Park Opens Behind Jamestown Gateway Train Station, by Dennis Phillips - “Thursday, more park space was added to Jamestown, officially opening Comedy Center Park, lower-level, Jamestown Gateway Train Station, soon to be part of the National Comedy Center, privately funded from regional foundations and organizations – John R. Oishei, Chautauqua Region Community, Lenna, and R. C. Sheldon Foundations, and Greater Jamestown Rotary Club, with support of the Western New York-Pennsylvania Railroad, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and the city itself, with pathway connecting to Phase IV, Greater Jamestown Riverwalk project. Local Concrete & Excavating, Electric, Fabricated Steel, Landscaping, Paving & Sealing, and Painting companies were also heavily involved in its completion,” published for this date in 2015.


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July 8, 2015


 


The Post-Journal – Information Center - In Years Past - 50 Years Ago - “Television viewers would have to make a soul-searching decision in the following season as to which of three American institutions they most owed their allegiance - overlapping on Sunday evenings: Disney, Sullivan, and the FBI. Another head-on collision Sunday evenings: Perry Mason and Bonanza. On Monday nights, three fictrional favorites would be in direct competition in half-hour formats: Jesse James, Lucy, and Dr. Kildare,” published for this date in 2015.

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The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – 'Student of Comedy' – Nick Offerman Ready for Lucy Fest - 'We have a good time examining contemporary society, tool usages and my constant obsession for the pursuit of decency.', by Dennis Phillips - “As the birthplace of the Crescent wrench and the home of many hardwood trees, actor, writer, and woodworker, Offerman, best-known as the character, Ron Swanson, from NBC sitcom, Parks & Recreation, is looking forward to his time in Jamestown; a clean-shaven appearance, due to a current film role, as Dick McDonald, The Founder, with Michael Keaton, story of the McDonald empire.  Offerman grew up in Illinois, receiving his first lessons in comedy watching The Honeymooners and Lucille Ball, in ('I Love Lucy'), saying: 'I'm a student of comedy; from Lucy to my wife, Megan Mullally,' who he performs with from time to time on their stage show; but, says they do not consider themselves a modern-day Lucy and Ricky; 'more like Lucy and Fred', appearing on college campuses. 'I was thrilled to discover I could make people laugh without appearing as a character.' He will be performing a 'humorist' routine at the Reg Lenna Civic Center, July 31, part of LucyFest,published for this date in 2015.


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