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Opera House Presents Rembrandt Today

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Rembrandt, a special cinematic exploration of the masterful 2014 exhibition of the revered artist’s work, today, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated; but ...

Dark Fiction

He is out for blood. Figuratively speaking of course, Lee Allen Howard has been writing dark fiction since grade school. “Since I was in second grade, I can’t do anything but. I started writing stories when I was in second grade,” Howard said. The son of a pastor, Howard grew up in ...

Write Now: Trying Your Hand At Screenwriting Is Not Easy

In my younger years, I used to watch a lot of TV and movies. I watched TV and movies for entertainment, and that was it. As I have become older, I watch TV and movies for a different reason - writing. I guess it was always lurking in the background when I would watch something on the screen. ...

‘3-Minute Stories’

He doesn’t listen to a lot of music for inspiration. When he is in his car, Rudy Gatlin will surf radio stations just to hear the latest songs. Rudy and his two brothers, Larry and Steve, have been playing music for more than six decades and all three members draw on life experiences when ...

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Serenade In Spanish

We recently returned home from an 11-week trip that took us to several stops on the eastern coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal, including stops at several ports, and then to Ecuador. We visited three cities which were the cultural capital and third largest city, Cuenca, then ...

Definite Distinctions

It may be that every generation thinks they grew up in the greatest decade, but I’m pretty sure that I did. Actually, I enjoyed two great decades, the one of my childhood and the one of my teens. Those decades produced some pretty cool things like cars that could be recognized, one from ...

Serving Our Community’s Children

The library exists to serve our community, and we are here for children and teenagers who don’t always have a safe place to go after school – and who don’t always have enough to eat. With the help of local organizations including the YMCA, 5 & 2 Ministry, and the Jamestown Jackals, ...

Return To Guayaquil

With my husband, Fred Rowland, I traveled on a cruise ship through the Panama Canal with many stops along the way. The 15-day cruise ended in San Antonio, Chile. We worked our way by bus, plane and car to Cuenca, Ecuador where we spent over two weeks. This installment picks up on our second day ...

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Because He Lives

Have you seen the ad with a homeless man singing “Because He Lives”? Although he is a little off-key, he knows the words and sings them right out. At the end it is an advertisement for a city mission. “Because He Lives” is one of my favorite songs. I love the message as ...

Trump’s Latest Un-American Scheme

WASHINGTON — President Trump has thumbed his nose at Lady Liberty with his bizarre notion of shipping undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities that he erroneously says advocate open American borders. In a particularly snide needling of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he suggests they be sent ...

Monica And The Coward, A Mixed Bag Of Emotions

We met Monica whose emotionally charged call arrived just as I readied to go home. Her sobs were spliced with incomprehensive words. A crisis-sounding call left me no choice: she needed help now. “Can you put your crisis on hold until tomorrow?” wasn’t an option. I unpacked and soon ...

Children’s Games

Kick the Can. Capture the Flag. Both played within biking distance at neighboring friends who shared huge back yards. When it wasn’t summer perfect and we’d aged a bit, Monopoly and Clue. Card games of course. I ran out of game players as I turned older though one drawer still holds ...

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What Is Your Yard Care Personality Type?

What is your yard care personality type? Are you a Naturalist? A Perfectionist? A Moderate? No matter your type, there is a way to incorporate watershed-friendly practices into your routine and still maintain a yard that you can be proud of! Why is it important to use watershed-friendly ...

How To Handle Earth Day Concerns

There are plenty of reasons to despair these days — mass shootings at public events and schools (from elementary schools to universities), plastics polluting oceans and killing whales and seabirds, communities that lack safe drinking water, and increasingly common catastrophic weather ...

‘It Was Amazing’

There was an odd scraping sound coming from the creek that was twenty feet from where I was standing. The noise was unmistakable, but impossible to describe. It sounded like a cross between chewing and the harsh grate of a rusty metal file. That description made no sense to most people, but the ...

The Palms of Palm Sunday, The Pussy Willows of Dyngus Day

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week in Christianity. It honors the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem. Palm branches were waved in triumph at his presence and then placed along with cloaks in his path. In ancient times, palm branches were a symbol of goodness, well-being and victory. ...

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‘Welcome To Medicare’ Preventative Doctor Visit May Be Paid In Full

Question: I got information about a “Welcome to Medicare” medical exam. Do I have to do that? Will I lose my Medicare if I refuse? Answer: Medicare provides for the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit with your primary physician when you first enroll in Medicare. This physical is ...

Budget Is Huge Win For Seniors Across New York

We did it! If you have not heard, the NY State Budget passed very early on April 1. And it’s a big win for seniors across the state of New York. Over 15 million addition dollars have been added to the State Office for the Aging budget mainly to eliminate waitlists for services across New ...

It’s Important To Be Ready For An Emergency

Last Tuesday was National Health Care Decision day. It is important to be prepared for dealing with an emergency or illness by choosing a health care proxy. An emergency or end of life care wishes can be a difficult subject to discuss. The “Conversation Project” is dedicated to helping ...

New Jersey Law Allows Terminally Ill To Get Life-Ending Meds

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in private. His office would not answer why ...

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Students Learn About Their Ancestors Through Library Project

Persell Middle School seventh and eighth graders discovered more about their ancestors through a unique project with Library Media Specialist Becky Luhman. The three-month project involved: a family tree of four generations (student, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents), two family ...

7th Graders Welcome Namibia Pen Pals Using Technology

“Hi my name is Kaitlyn and I want to know what kind of sports you have at your school?’ asked Persell Middle School seventh grader Kaitlyn Kennedy to a classroom in Namibia, Africa. “We have net ball and soccer.” “What is net ball?” “It is a sport for females almost like ...

Persell Middle School Loves The Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program

Persell Middle School has a monthly visitor who brings joy to students’ faces – Kiwanis Club of Jamestown member, Larry Brown, who has delivered the Kiwanis Terrific Kids news every single month (at every Jamestown middle school) since 1998. ”Mr. Brown has been a fixture at our middle ...

Family Services Social Worker Helps Students

A familiar and friendly face is spending more time helping kids everyday at Love Elementary School. Cassie Farrell, Family Services LMSW, is full-time at Love School this year helping kids and their families. Ms. Farrell (referred to as Miss Cassie at Love) was part-time last year collaborates ...

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Births

MELEEN — To Nathan and Amanda Meleen of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on April 11, 2019, a daughter, Zoey Quinn-Marie Meleen. ORBAKER — To Colton and Kayla Orbaker of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on April 14, 2019, a son, Lucas Noah ...

Births

KACZAR — to Ryan and Ashley Kaczar of Bemus Point, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on April 6, 2019, a daughter, Kora Mae Kaczar. Grandparents are Donna and Karl Germain, Steve (Candi) Kaczar and Jeanne (Gale) Kaczar.

Birth

CLARK — To Robert and Kali Clark of Frewsburg, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on April 5, 2019, a daughter, Amelia Violet Clark. Grandparents are Don and Lori Holm, Bruce Clark and the late Sue Clark and John Clark.

Births

CONKLIN — To Nicholas and Kjrstn Conklin of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on March 26, 2019, a daughter, Emmeline Sara Conklin. Grandparents are Robin and David Conklin and Nan Solomon and the late Lou Barranti. CRUEA — To Devin and Sara Cruea of Frewsburg, N.Y., ...

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Calla — Bowman

Ashley Calla and Matthew Bowman together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Calla is the daughter of Richard and Roseanne Calla of Jamestown, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Thomas and Crystal Bowman of Horsehead, N.Y. Miss Calla is a graduate of Jamestown High School, ...

Strom — Johnson

John and Linda Strom of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa, to Tage Johnson, the son of Bruce and Nancy Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Strom is also the granddaughter of Bette Strom of Williamsville, N.Y., and Samuel and Victoria Lopez of Attica, N.Y. Her fiance is the ...

LoPresti — DiMaio

Joseph and Rebecca LoPresti of Frewsburg, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn, to Brandon DiMaio, the son of Alex and MaryBeth DiMaio of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss LoPresti is a 2016 Graduate of Frewsburg High School and earned her associates degree in medical business ...

Kyser — Morgante

Scott and Sheila Kyser of Westfield, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Anne, to John Griffin Morgante, son of Peter and Maura Morgante of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Kyser is a graduate of Westfield High School, Jamestown Community College and the State University at Fredonia, ...

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Dugan — Taylor

Jennifer Taylor and William Dugan exchanged vows on Sept. 29, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the garden chapel at the Flamingo resort. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Taylor, formerly of Stockton, N.Y. Her ...

Donath — Henshaw

Abigail Kristin Henshaw and Jonathan Edward Donath exchanged wedding vows June 30, 2018, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Titus Martin and Pastor Joseph Pascoe, uncle of the bride performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Ann Harris on Harp, Curt Scott, pianist and soloist. Sarah ...

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 ...

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Walsh

Thomas and Marcia Walsh of Kennedy N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a day of fun which included family pictures and a family dinner at The Bellview in Falconer, N.Y. They are the parents of Rebecca (Joseph) LoPresti of Frewsburg, N.Y., Denise (Terry) Powell and Tommy Walsh, ...

Talbot

Dennis and Lois Talbot of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 2019. Along with their family, they celebrated aboard a cruise to the Bahamas and Coco Cay Island.

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 ...