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For The Moment I Feel Free

What are some of the things you can do, activity-wise or otherwise, to bring you peace? For me, and this is probably the understatement of this column’s existence, it’s always been playing music; and I’ve always known this. But earlier this week I rediscovered it in a way that I ...

I Got A Name

Cold Lazarus. Yes, we finally have a name, folks! The new project, which currently includes my partners in rhythmic tonality Adam Gould and Marc Scapelitte, and will probably expand to include more eventually, is still forging ahead at a fervent and rapid pace. Thus far, we have five ...

Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

It’s nice to have finally learned to recognize and appreciate the moments when creativity finds me, instead of the other way around. I mentioned last week how this new band I’ve found myself in has benefited me from an artistic standpoint, but I’ve also discovered some emotional and ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature live performances by The Bogarts during the taping of its upcoming Thursday, Jan. 12, episode.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Burke, Parker, Bogarts In Taping

With the start of a new year comes a fresh installment of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour,” this time featuring a lineup of roots connoisseurs and alt-country purveyors. Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. ...

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WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature Alan “ADub” Whitney and Annie Wells and The Healing Committee in the live taping of its 61st episode on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature Wells, Healing Committee Feb. 23

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will welcome back two program alumni in a new setting for its upcoming 61st episodes. The program will host a pair of diverse and eclectic singer-songwriters in Annie Wells and Alan “ADub” Whitney on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the second of a ...

Mary Carlson, right, is pictured with her daughter, Casey Carlson, and Casey’s pug, Izzie. Mary recently published her second children’s book, “Princess Casey,” in which the protagonist, who is loosely based on her daughter, seeks the source of her true happiness.
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Ashville Author Carlson Publishes Second Children’s Book

An Ashville author’s sophomoric effort in the way of published works aims to boost the confidence and self-esteem of young readers. Mary Carlson’s second children’s book, “Princess Casey,” was published in October by Archway Publishing, and chronicles a young girl’s journey toward ...

The Spire Theater will host auditions for the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday at 7 p.m.
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‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’ Auditions To Be Held Monday

Area entertainers of all trades are invited to The Spire Theater to audition for the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday. Auditions will be held over a single session at the theater, where contest hopefuls are invited to display their talents before a panel of ...

The perfect water therapy — kayaking in the mangroves in Palmetto, Florida. 
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Zen Kayaking

Every winter, when I write an article for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy from my Florida home, I feel a little guilty. Here I sit, gazing outside at clear blue skies while enjoying a pleasant 75 degree breeze through the screens in my porch. Then, I log onto the weather for Jamestown, ...

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Motherhood: More Than It Seems

Mother is defined in the dictionary as “a female parent.” While this is indeed the correct technical definition, I don’t believe it is the complete definition. There is so much you can’t see in between those three words. There’s the day when a woman finds out she is pregnant — ...

Wife Whose Husband Fights Dirty May Need Clean Break

DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It’s been three years since our wedding, and he still can’t let it go sometimes. A recent argument just escalated into his calling me a ...

There Are Treatment Options For Adults Diagnosed With ADHD

DEAR DR. ROACH: There is an extensive history of ADHD in my family. My son, who was formally diagnosed at 8 and is now 14, has just started taking meds. His transition to high school was difficult to manage. In looking at my own history, I can see the same patterns in my behavior (poor grades ...

Doing Good Things? Pay Taxes Anyway

President Trump: “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” Well, OK, but ... Gee. “Totally destroy?” What’s he gonna do? Fire nuclear weapons at the Internal Revenue ...

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Stone toe protection in Prendergast Creek uses large limestone blocks to protect the banks from heavy flows. 
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Update On WQIPs

Have you ever tried to drive a motorboat up Goose Creek? Two CWC volunteers tried last summer when they were on a mission to examine the banks of our Loomis Goose Creek Lakeshore Wetland Preserve. While still more than 100 yards from the creek’s mouth, our volunteers nearly got stuck. The ...

Woodland Stinkers

A few days ago I took my wife to the Pittsburgh airport, a distance of about 78 miles. The first 43 miles wind through rural country, and along the way we passed three road-killed skunks. We counted another four just by the odor they left behind. It’s that time of year. Skunks are on the ...

Odd and interesting ducks, like this White-winged Scoter, appear on Lake Erie harbors in the winter.

Mysteries Of Nature Can Be Found All Around

The wind off of the lake carries a special kind of cold with it. This cold pushes through every crack in your clothing, freezes nostrils shut and burning the lungs in a way that only a lake wind can. Hands freeze into claws while awareness of toes fades and is replaced by an odd, icy burning in ...

Winter at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Outlet Greenway Preserve. 
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Water In Winter

Water has many unusual properties that make it suitable as the medium for life. Water’s ability to dissolve substances and to occur as a liquid where living things can absorb it are, in fact, much of the reason why life can exist on earth. At this time of year much of the water we see in ...

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Holidays Are Hard On Your Heart

The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s conjures up warm visions of family gatherings, traditional meals, and holiday events.  Few of us think of the holidays as the heart attack risk factor that research shows them to be. A study published in the research journal ...

Santa For Seniors Project To Deliver Christmas Goodies

Every year the Office for the Aging helps to bring Christmas to isolated seniors throughout Chautauqua County. The Santa for Seniors project delivers a gift bag filled with goodies and everyday essentials, a holiday meal, cookies and a card to over 150 seniors. Since government funds cannot be ...

Improving Dementia Diagnoses And Treatment In WNY

As a result of a collaboration between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Buffalo, support is now available to provide specialized dementia care services in the primary care settings across the counties of Western New York (WNY). Primary care providers in WNY can ...

Key points For Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Services

  Chautauqua County NY Connects phone line is available to all people in Chautauqua County, as a first call for information and assistance for long-term care needs for anyone- of any age. Long-term care needs are not just nursing home information. You may need long-term care at home in ...

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Love Elementary School student, Angel Rosa, petted an Easter egg chicken that Vic Marcum from Marcum Farms brought into school as a part of presentation during the second graders’ “Cycles of Nature” unit.

Second-Graders Learn About Cycles Of Nature

“Every year I try to bring a new chicken and everyone knows what Easter eggs are, right? What color do you make your Easter eggs?” asked Vic Marcum from Marcum Farms to a large group of Love Elementary School second graders and their families. “Blue, green, red, pink!” shouted the ...

Love Elementary School fourth grader, Alberto Serrano, stepped into Love School’s art project, “What Lifts You Up.” The huge angel wings are made up of hundreds of feathers created by Love art students. The project was inspired by artist Kelsey Montague.

Love Art Students Find Out ‘What Lifts Them Up’

Love Elementary School artists are being inspired to create happiness through art and words by telling the world what lifts them up. Art teacher Marygrace Anderson was inspired by pen and ink artist, Kelsey Montague, who started the “What Lifts You Up Campaign” to provide people with the ...

Love Elementary School kindergartners showed off their farm projects: Elias Pokoj (farm animals make from his hands), Tajiah McBride (replica of a farm), Ezzabella Walz (made Ezzabella Farmer and a song), Robert Alexander Torres (paper folded farm animals), Ey’mir Bishop (farm animals made with feathers, cotton balls, tubes) and Danika Rushing (replica of a farm).

Kindergarteners, Families Learn About Farms

Love Elementary School kindergarten students discovered more about farming and where food comes from through their English Language Arts and Literacy unit entitled “Farms” in Beth Strong’s, Molly Anderson’s, Amanda Tuggle’s and Adriana Cammarata’s kindergarten classrooms. The ...

Ashley Simon from Clearwater Aquarium and Pet Supply showed Love Elementary School 3-year-old UPK students different animals during a recent field trip to highlight their “pet” unit.

Love 3-Year-Olds Benefit From Early Learning

Love Elementary School 3-year-old students, who are in Becky Teresi’s 3-year-old Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program, recently learned more about animals with a visit to Clearwater Aquarium and Pet Supply store. The students, who are completing a “pet” unit, were given the ...

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Births

ANDINO — To Jose and Cassandra Andino of Mayville, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 2017, a daughter, Crismarys A. Andino. Grandparents are Edward Conway and Jessica Rosado. ASEL — To Steven and Tessa Asel of Conewango Valley, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, ...

Birth

GOODWILL — To Christopher and Jenna Goodwill of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 31, 2017, a daughter, Stella Rose Goodwill. Grandparents are Dennis and Sherri Goodwill and Robert and Jane Von Volen. Great-grandparents are James and Connie Auria, Sharon ...

Births

GOODWILL — To Christopher and Jenna Goodwill of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Jan. 31, 2017, a daughter, Stella Rose Goodwill. Grandparents are Dennis and Sherri Goodwill and Robert and Jane Von Volen. Great-grandparents are James and Connie Auria and Sharon ...

Births

BLOSE — To Michael and Terri Blose of Shepherdsville, Ky., on Dec. 13, 2016, a daughter, Lauren Joy Blose. Grandparents are Harry and Carol Blose of Jamestown, N.Y., Anthony Hitch of Louisville, Ky., and the late Joyce Hitch. KELLEY — To Adam and Katie Kelley in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, ...

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Anderson — Oakes

Chelsea Marie Anderson and Cody Lyle Oakes announce their engagement. Miss Anderson is the daughter of Tad and Brenda Henderson of Gerry, N.Y., and Ken Anderson of Jamestown, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Ken and Sharon Oakes of Cassadaga, N.Y. Miss Anderson is a 2015 graduate of the ...

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Atcheson — Cardinale

Al and Diane Atcheson of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Katherine, to Mathew Cardinale, the son of Julie Cardinale of Kennedy, N.Y., and the late Terry Cardinale and the grandson of Diane Fargo and Anne Hirleman, both of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Atcheson is a ...

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Olson — Stitt

James and Pamela Olson of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Linn, to Kieran Patrick Stitt, the son of Mark Stitt of Ransomville, N.Y., and Pamela Shanahan of Lewiston, N.Y. Miss Olson is also the granddaughter of Alice Olson of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late ...

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Gugino — tenPas

Frank and Tara Gugino of Cassadaga, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor A., to Eugene B. ‘‘Gene’’ tenPas, the son of Eugene tenPas of Kennedy, N.Y. Miss Gugino is a graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School, Jamestown Community College and Daemen College with a ...

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Knopp — Davis

Emily L. Davis and Cortland J. Knopp exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 15, 2016, at Bemus Point United Methodist Church. Pastor Cameron Lienhart performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Carolyn Barnes of BPUMC, pianist and Justin Joyner and Kait Boardman. Readers were Ann Sheldon, aunt of the ...

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Rodriguez — Zaczkiewicz

Sarah Elizabeth Zaczkiewicz and Dominick James Rodriguez exchanged wedding vows on July 23, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Corry, Pa. The Rev. Tom Brown performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Nicholas Nasibyan, organist, Sue Barra, soloist, Gary Johnson, guitarist, Isaiah ...

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Town — Rensel

Melissa M. Rensel and Aaron M. Town exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 22, 2016, at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown, N.Y. The Rev. Daryl Duffy performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Cathy Gagliano, organist/pianist/soloist. Readers were James Rensel, uncle of the bride and ...

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Windsor — Schmitt

Andrea Schmitt and Austin Windsor exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 27, 2016, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Craig Sumner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Leslie Johnson, Bob and Jodi Schmitt and Steve Johnson of the Mayville and Jamestown, ...

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Ostrander

Murvel and Margaret Ostrander of  Hultquist Place Assisted Living, Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Sakura Buffet in Lakewood, N.Y. The celebration was hosted by their children, Kathleen (Ray) Hofgren and Lyle (Nancy Aitken) Ostrander, all of ...

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Seiler

Gordon and Louise Seiler of Alpine, Calif., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., and Steamburg. N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17, 2016. They have four children, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Seiler and the former Louise Burr were married Dec. 17, 1966. Seiler ...

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Lisciandro

Joseph and Carol Lisciandro of West Ellicott celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 21, 2016, at a family dinner at the Landmark Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children: Diana and Randy Graham, Rita and Rob Newell, John Lisciandro and Carl and Dawn Lisciandro. They ...

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BARRY

Barry

Dennis and Wendella Barry of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2016, with a family dinner at La Scala’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children: Dennis Barry of Bloomingburg, N.Y., and Kimberly (Hugh) Barry Kennedy of Jamestown, N.Y. They ...