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Life Of Game: Stories Games Can Tell

I touched on this in my first column, but storytelling in video games is definitely worthy of more dedicated thought and praise. Some people may be quick to dismiss video games as focused on the addicting fun of mashing buttons and lacking narrative, which to be fair, is the case for some video ...

Winged Ox Players Holding Auditions

Jamestown’s Winged Ox Players will hold auditions for its spring production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2”, written by Lucas Hnath, on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., at the Fourth Street ...

Nu Metal

Some places have a history of music. Buffalo has its roots in blues and jazz. Nashville has country and early rock ‘n’ roll. Seattle has the grunge music. Atlanta is traditionally the home of hip hop and rhythm and blues. Sometimes, all it takes is for one band to emerge with a sound and ...

Write Now: Students Need Writing Labs At School

In their first semester of college, it is a given that students may be introduced to several different programs on campus academically and socially. In high school, a student probably had a laboratory class with one of the student’s science courses — earth science, biology, chemistry and ...

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‘Healthier For It’

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household cleaning products online, along with reusable glass spray bottles designed to ...

Hodgepodge

I have featured people of all ages over the last 21 years and today I revisit a few of them, from a preteen to some senior citizens. I begin with Johnathan Schulz who was just 12-years old when he appeared on this page on May 19, 2012. I was impressed with his work ethic and the fact that he ...

‘New Learning Experiences’

WALLINGFORD, Conn.— It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their ...

‘Nature Provides’

This was the day we had been waiting for, the day we would pass through the Panama Canal on our way to visit my husband’s cousin in Ecuador. Fred, my spouse, had been up and down throughout the early morning hours of the sixth day of our cruise, in anticipation of our 5 a.m. arrival to the ...

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Just Remember Because God Also Remembers

In the darkest hour When I cannot breathe, fears on my chest the weight of the world on me. Everything is crashing down; everything I have known. When I wonder if I’m all alone - I remember, I remember - You have always been faithful to me. I remember, I remember even when ...

The Star-Crossed Romance Between Amazon And NYC

So Amazon chose Valentine’s Day to announce its breakup with New York City. No, it will not build a new headquarters in Queens as planned. Who is to blame for the split, the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, I’d say Amazon. Amazon seemed shocked that the masses ...

Congress Loses A Man Of Courage And Decency

As on so many matters, former Republican Senate leader Bob Dole put it best when he said that almost all members of Congress love to make tough speeches; they just don’t like to make tough votes. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., the North Carolina Republican who died on his 76th birthday, was an ...

Problems May Arise When Changing Insurance Products

Question: I changed my insurance for the first of the month. I got a ‘welcome to the plan’ letter, but nothing more. I needed new medications but the pharmacy said my ID information doesn’t work. What should I do? Answer: This is a problem that can happen anytime you change insurance ...

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Nature Preserves, Community Forests And Timber Harvests

We all use wood products — every single one of us in one way or another. Those products must come from somewhere. Fortunately, they literally do “grown on trees.” It may seem antithetical coming from CWC, but we DO support appropriately conducted timber harvests. The issue is not with the ...

Monkey-faced Scars On Trees

I once took a workshop that evaluated children’s knowledge of nature based on how they drew trees. As their experience outside grew, their trees went from looking like green lollipops to developing rougher edges, some branches and then some animals in them. The drawings became more and more ...

Northbound Juncos?

Every year as the sun rises earlier and sets later, I get antsy. I’m ready for winter to end and spring to begin. So I keep my eyes on the juncos at the feeders. They arrive each fall in late October or early November and stay the winter. Their return north in April is a sure sign that ...

Monarch Butterflies, The GBBC

There’s good news from the mountains of central Mexico this winter. World Wildlife Fund Mexico and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve announced on Jan. 30 that 14 overwintering monarch colonies occupied a total area of 14.9 acres, up from 6.1 acres last winter. Counts of individual ...

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The Many Ways Seniors Can Save On Travel

DALLAS — Most seniors have more free time for leisure activities including travel, but money is tighter when the paychecks stop at retirement. Retirees who want to travel can make those trips more affordable by taking advantage of senior discounts and through less obvious strategies. Many ...

Next Healthy Bones Program To Start In March

The next session of Healthy Bones, Chautauqua County’s StrongWomen Program, will begin in March. StrongWomen is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older men/women. Dr. Miriam E. Nelson and colleagues have developed and evaluated this ...

New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to ...

The Caregiver’s Journal: Battling ‘Seasonal’ Blues

It’s been a while since I’ve written an article about my parents, my father — the caregiver and my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. But with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us, the Winter Blues have hit the Campbell/Cheronis households in a very big way. My ...

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Kids Choose To Give Back To The Community

Lincoln Elementary School students recently handed out care packages to the Jamestown Fire Department including treats such as mints and gum with notes saying “Thanks for sticking to your job to help us.” The students choose this project over regular “prize” rewards for the school’s ...

The Importance Of Families

Lincoln Elementary Schools welcomes their families into their building and classrooms every day but is focusing this year on creating events at each grade level that involve families in fun, learning activities. “At the beginning of the school year, we sent out a parent survey to find out ...

Meetings Strengthen Connections

“How do you show empathy? “First think, what is empathy?” asked Lincoln Elementary School first grade teacher Erin Mank. “Knowing how other people feel,” said a student. “Yes, knowing how they feel and also recognizing how they feel. Let’s think about how we have used ...

Foster Grandparents Are Role Models

Jane Hughan, or Grandma Jane as the kids know her, worked with UPK students in Kim Knight’s class on writing their letters. She explains what they will be doing, but just as importantly, she encourages them to draw the letter “a.” Grandma Jane, along with Grandma Bonnie Johnson who ...

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Births

NOLLOTH — To Jackson Nolloth and Charlene Austin in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 11, 2019, a son, Jeronimo Reed Nolloth. Grandparents are Karen Austin of Findley Lake, N.Y., John Nolloth of Mayville, N.Y., and the late Ann Nolloth. Great-grandmother is Beatrice Emules of Lakewood, N.Y.

Births

NOLLOTH — To Jackson Nollott and Charlene Austin in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 11, 2019, a son, Jeronimo Reed Nolloth. Grandparents are Karen Austin of Findley Lake, N.Y., John Nolloth of Mayville, N.Y., and the late Ann Nolloth. Great-grandmother is Beatrice Emules of ...

Births

ARRANCE — To Jake and Amber Ar rance of Lakewood, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 2019, a son, Caleb Donald Arrance. BROWN — To Chad and Chelsea Brown of Bemus Point, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 2019, a son, Hudson Mark Brown. ECKER ...

Births

GRANT — To Parker and Morgan Ostroski-Grant of Oklahoma City, Okla., in Integris Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 18, 2018, a daughter, Bailey Marie. Grandparent are Tim and Debbie Ostroski of Lakewood, N.Y., and Randy and Susie Grant of Beaufort, S.C. Great-grandparents are ...

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Wilcox — Muscarella

Sandy Wilcox of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of her daughter, Ashley, to Chad Muscarella, the son of Steven and Sueanne Muscarella of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Wilcox is also the daughter of late Ray Wilcox and the granddaughter of Gisela Nelson of Florstadt, Germany, and the Terrence ...

Goon — Morrison

Tom and Vicki Goon of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Victoria, to Andrew Robert Morrison, the son of Bob and Carol Morrison of Steamburg, N.Y. Miss Goon is a graduate of Frewsburg Central School and Jamestown Business College. She is employed at Heritage ...

Wetmore — Braley

Vern and Diana Wetmore of Skaneateles, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Lea, to Andrew Christopher Braley, the son of Darryl and Terry Braley of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Wetmore is a 2005 graduate of Maple Grove Jr./Sr. High School and a 2010 graduate of Ithaca College. ...

Getz — Fred

Michael and Dannetta Getz of Girard, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle, to Richard Fred, the son of Fred and Maria Fred of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Getz is a graduate of Girard High School in Pennsylvania. She is employed by the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina as ...

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Sulkowski — Krull

Kelsey Meaghan Krull and Anthony J. Sulkowski III exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Oct, 27, 2018m at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church in Coraopolis, Pa. The Rev. Dr. Paul Dominiak, brother-in-law of the bride, performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Dean Ziegler. The bride is the ...

Hoffman — Masters

Marla Masters and Brent Hoffman exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 13, 2018, at The Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Pam Masters of Panama, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Rick and Amy Hoffman of Napoleon, Ohio. Peggy Masters, sister of the bride was maid of ...

Hetherington — Pearson

Nicole Pearson and Justin Hetherington exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 18, 2018, at the Gazebo in Lakewood’s Hartley Park. The bride is the daughter of J.T. Pearson of Lakewood and Shelly Pearson of West Ellicott. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rose of Block Island, R.I. and ...

Doverspike — Fain

Erika DeAnn Fain and Richard Jay Doverspike Jr. exchanged vows on Oct. 20, 2018, at the Busti Church of God. Pastor Roy Ferguson preformed the ceremony. The Bride is the daughter of Calvin D. and Kelly Sturzenbecker Fain of Frewsburg. Her husband is the son of Richard J. Doverspike Sr. and ...

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MR. AND MRS. THOMAS EDINGTON

Thomas and Linda Edington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2018, at their home with family. They are the parents of Julia Edington Thompson of Falconer, N.Y., Tammy Edington Smart of Harborcreek, Pa., and Thomas Edington Jr. of Stockton, N.Y. They also have eight ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM N. PIAZZA

William N. and Kathryn E. Piazza celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their vows and a celebration on Dec. 1, 2018, at Fresco Restaurant in Jamestown, N.Y. The Honorable Pete Johnson, grandson of the couple performed the ceremony. The celebration was hosted by their ...

Toy

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Toy of Bemus Point, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at LaScala Restaurant in Jamestown with family and friends and a party at their home in Bemus Point on Lake Chautauqua. Toy and the former Linda Daul exchanged wedding vows on July 20, ...

MR. AND MRS. RICHARD CARLSON

Richard and Susan Carlson of Jamestown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend of family gatherings the last weekend in August. They are the parents of Melinda (Norman) Lydell and Andrea (Chad Waddington) Carlson, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and Richard (Elizabeth) Carlson of ...