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Fredonia Opera House Presents 23rd Annual Bach & Beyond Festival

FREDONIA — The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Friday through Sunday. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th ...

Weekend Highlights

TODAY ¯ Jules R Us Karaoke, Good Time Saloon, Jamestown, 8-11 p.m. ¯ Karaoke with DJ Xcite!, Bullfrog Hotel, Jamestown 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FRIDAY ¯ Retro Dance Party with DJ Gigawatts, Vietnam Veterans of America David B. Arthu Chapter 865, Jamestown, 8-11 p.m. ¯ No Limit, Big Shots ...

Toby Keith To Perform At Seneca Allegany Casino Friday

SALAMANCA — Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series” will stop at the Seneca Allegany Casino at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, with special guest Trace Adkins. Keith has been one of the most popular and recognizable country acts for more than two decades. ...

Supergroup Sophistafunk Added To Night Lights Music Festival

Ten Thirty Nine Productions (1039) has announced four additional artists to its 2018 line-up. A unique and special one of kind late night set inked as — FEARLESS — PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE — will feature Chuck Garvey (moe), Mike Gantzer Evan McPhaden (Aqueous), Eli Winderman (Dopapod) and ...

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Sports And Life

When my boys Aryl and Brennan were small, they were wrestlers. Both of them won New York state trophies for their age and weight groups. Our friend Tom Nolan’s boys were involved in wrestling too, and Tom often picked the boys up and took them along to meets. From wrestling the boys learned ...

Local Man Passes Family Passion For Gardening Onto His Children

A prouder dad and a more enthusiastic gardener than Pete Dauphin Jr would be hard to find. His love of gardening was learned as he worked beside his father, Peter Sr. and now the son is doing his best to pass on their passion to the next generation. His daughters, 4-year-old Nora and 2-year-old ...

A Broad Expanse Of Tranquil Light: Recollections Of A Jamestown Childhood

“What though the radiance which was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight, though nothing can bring back the hour, of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we shall grieve not, rather find, strength in what remains behind,” said William Wordsworth from Intimations of ...

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When It Comes To Trump, There Is A Little Secret

Trump confounds his critics and friends. Maybe he confounds you. But you can understand a lot about Trump if you follow my friend’s advice. John is a big-time corporate head hunter. He finds people to fill jobs that pay multi-millions. He gets paid only if he finds the perfect executives. ...

The Longest Day

The Alzheimer’s Association wants to make this, June 21, the shortest day for each of us. I’ve kept their ad for five years (that’s a surprise in itself), wanting to use it for a column but not sure what I really had to say on the topic. Now it seems elementary. “Do what you love ...

Hay Time

It is the season to make hay. I cannot help but notice how much the haying process has changed through the years. When my husband was farming he mowed his own hay. Since the farm was close to a valley the hay was not dry enough to cut until late morning. First, he’d milk the cows, come in ...

Musical Fathers

About five weeks ago, the Voice from the Bullpen paid tribute to all the mothers on their special day with hits from the musical world, listing numerous songs that included some kind of derivative of the word Mother. Being that I have been an Interscholastic Coach for many years, and have ...

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Put Chautauqua Lake On A Diet

Chautauqua Lake needs to be put on a diet! The lake’s frequent algae blooms and overabundance of weeds are symptoms of a lake that has been “fed” an excessive amount of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, as well as eroding sediments. The prescription for an overfed lake is a ...

A Plant Even The Deer Won’t Touch

Close your eyes and picture your favorite flower. Maybe you see a bright red flower that blooms in your garden in early June, or maybe it’s a sweet smelling purple flower that covers the bushes in your yard in May. When I close my eyes, I see a common, yet odd-looking plant. It’s green, ...

Golden Guides For Young And Old

I’m often asked when and how I developed my interest in nature. The “when” is easy. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved animals of all kinds. As soon as I learned to read, I’d spend hours with encyclopedias and any other books that included pictures and stories about animals. ...

Ants In Your Plants?

Do you have peonies in your garden? If so, you’ve likely seen ants crawling or resting on the unopened buds, and perhaps wondered why they are there. Ants are peony-protectors, and the peonies invite them to come. Young peony buds possess tiny extra-floral nectaries, deliberately and ...

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Generation By Generation: Medicare Needs And Health Insurance Decisions

Each generation expects different things from their health insurance coverage and makes health care decisions differently, so individuals and caregivers need to give real consideration to their loved ones demographics. While older baby boomers rely on their doctors and agencies like the Office ...

Some Facts On Fatty Liver

Fatty Liver is the accumulation of excessive fat in the liver which may lead to liver inflammation and liver cell injury that can progress to Cirrhosis of the liver and possible failure of the liver. An estimated one out of five adults and one out of ten teens have non-alcoholic fatty liver ...

Senior Briefs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Groups sending their news releases to The Post-Journal for print must include a publishable contact number, time, date and location of the group’s past and future meetings. ¯ The American Association of Retired People meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, ...

Help End Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was held June 15. Pictured are advocates for seniors standing outside the Chautauqua County Court House in Mayville. Submitted photo

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Class Of 2018

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2018 Top 5 percent. These well-rounded, academically talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2018 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Kiwanis Announces Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown recently released its Terrific Kids for May. They are: ¯ Marissa Fiorella, eighth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the daughter of Brian Fiorella and Renea Fiorella. Marissa’s hobbies and interests nclude dancing and reading. Her favorite subject is ...

Legion Auxiliary Names Girls’ State Representative

The American Legion Auxiliary from Samuel Derby Post 556 has selected a Frewsburg Central School student to attend the New York State Girls’ State Conference from July 1 to July 7 at the State University at Brockport. Jordan Clark is a junior at Frewsburg High School and is the daughter of ...

Falconer Names Kiwanis Terrific Kids

FALCONER — Falconer Central School officials recently released the school’s Kiwanis Terrific Kids for April and May. The April Kiwanis Terrific Kid is Jack Shea, seventh grade and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shea of Falconer. Jack is a member of the Falconer Middle School Student ...

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Births

CHAMPLIN — To Scott and Lisa Champlin of Randolph, N.Y., in the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., on May 31, 2018, a daughter, Zoey Rae Champlin. Grandparents are Jay and Debra Mendell and Veronica Champlin of Randolph. MARTIN —To Jeffrey and Michelle Martin of Silver ...

Births

AHLBIN — To Joel and Jakki Ahlbin of Frewsburg, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on June 2, 2018, a daughter, Makaia Michalina Ahlbin. Grandparents are Peter and Kathy Martin and Dan and Melody Ahlbin. JENKINS — To Peter and Angelica Jenkins of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

Births

SADOWSKI – to Adam and Ryann Sadowski of Frewsburg, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 25, 2018, a son, Trey Jonathan Sadowski. SCHUSTER — To Eric and Dani Schuster of Westfield, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 29, 2018, a son, Asher Charles ...

BIRTHS

BROWN — To Scott and Chelsea Brown of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 20, 2018, a daughter, Edith Marker Brown. Grandparents are Lorrie Bush and the late Denny Bush, Lisa Masters and Walter Brown. Great-grandfather , Walter Brown Sr. EMHARDT — To John and ...

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Blakeslee — Baine

Stanley A. and Glenda C. Blakeslee of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karina M. to Richard E. Baine, the son of Raymond and Cheryl Baine of Pittsfield, Pa. Miss Blakeslee is a graduate of Youngsville High School. She is employed as a technician at SERVPRO, ...

Wolbert — Secky

Paul and Pamela Secky of Bemus Point, N.Y., announce the engagement of their son, Thomas Secky, to Gretchen Wolbert, the daughter of Robert and Virginia Wolbert of Buffalo, N.Y. Miss Wolbert is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Academy and Mercyhurst University. She is employed at the National ...

Samuelson — Pacheco

David and Kristen Samuelson of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of thier daughter, Hannah Marie, to Cody Nicholas Pacheco, the son of Lisa and Jeff Byerly and Mike Pacheco of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Samuelson is a graduate of the occupational therapy assistant program at Jamestown ...

Tefft — Mattison

Sharon Gullotti-Tefft of Jamestown, N.Y., and Stewart Tefft of Westfield, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Andrew Mattison, the son of Gregory and Kathryn Mattison of Lakewood, N.Y. Miss Tefft is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is employed as a ...

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Beals — Carrillo

Marii Carrillo and Brandon Beals exchanged wedding vows Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Louisburg, N.C. The Rev. Dan Keefe, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cesar and Lila Carrillo of Louisburg, N.C. Her husband is the son of Todd and Karen Beals of ...

Carlstrom — Turner

Mackenzie Turner and Jake Carlstrom exchanged wedding vows on April 21, 2018, at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds. The bride is the daughter of John and Valerie Turner from Cambridge Springs, Pa. Her husband is the son of Darren Carlstrom and Wendy Imm of Sinclairville, N.Y.

MR. AND MRS. CHARLES E. CHAPMAN

Charles E. Chapman and Sheila Lawrence exchanged wedding vows on April 28, 2018, at Fellowship Church, Brocton, N.Y. Pastor Sandra Ball performed the ceremony. A special blessing was given by Pastor Scott Lawrence, son of the bride. Kristi Lawrence, daughter-in-law of the bride was matron of ...

Reidy — Schweigert

Jaimee Lynn Schweigert and Shawn Richard Reidy exchanged wedding vows on Dec, 30, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Kim Schweigert of Canandaigua, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Tom and Cindy Reidy of Frewsburg, N.Y. They are both ...

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Andrea

John and Cheryl Andrea of Ashville and Dewittville, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Arizona, visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon. They are the parents of Jill Gilbert (Jamie). They have four grandchildren. They were married May 30, 1968, on Open Meadows ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM JOWETT

William and Eileen Jowett celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 14, 2018. They are the parents of Susan Jowett of Erie, Pa., Beth and John Ward of Ashville, N.Y., Jackie Giarrizzo of Paineville, Ohio, Colleen and Randy Carlson of Stow, Ohio, Amy and Tom Larkin of Kent, Ohio and Geof of ...

Daughenbaugh

Edward ‘‘Ed’’ and Donna Daughenbaugh of Cassadaga, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2018. They are the parents of David Daughenbaugh of North Carolina, Randy Daughenbaugh of Sinclairville, N.Y., Timothy Daughenbaugh of South Carolina, Theodore Daughenbaugh of ...

Mr. and Mrs. James Tumminia

James and Elizabeth Tumminia of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2018. They are the parents of Debra Kerrison, Cheryl Eckler and Natalie Peters. They also have three grandchildren: Ryan Eckler, Katie Eckler and Alyssa Peters. They were married June 7, ...