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In Review: Perry Breaks Silence With New Release

Steve Perry, “Traces” (Fantasy Records) Steve Perry has been away for quite a while but he’s never really been gone. From the unforgettable use of “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the last “The Sopranos” episode to the way his former band found a new, sound-alike singer on the ...

SUNY Fredonia To Hold Saturday Event

FREDONIA — The essence of wonder and the joy of experimentation returns Saturday with the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. Many come for a few minutes and end up staying for the day. The third annual event, which takes place on the SUNY Fredonia campus inside the Williams and Science centers ...

Accepted

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is third in a series by members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band. So much work is done behind the scenes — planning, preparing, and practicing — that most people only see the finished project — the performance. JHS competes in New York ...

Write Now: Front Man Makes Being On Stage Look Easy

The front man is back. In some ways the front man never left at all. I refer to a lead singer of a band as the front man because it’s usually the lead singer that connects with the audience. Whether he has a guitar slung over his shoulder or he just commands a presence alone from behind ...

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Historical Value

As the city of Jamestown continues its renaissance, a collaborative effort is looking to give a “hand up” to the city’s most vulnerable people by turning a former factory, which was once Chautauqua Hardware and currently houses The Gateway Center, into the epicenter of social services in ...

Life’s Poetry

My father came from tough immigrant Scandinavian stock, no nonsense people, salt of the earth. Though he was the apple of his Finnish mother’s eye and the darling of his sisters all their lives, he was not like them. He was always looking beyond. He was ever searching. There was something fey ...

Family Recipes

Kelley Liskow still remembers the yellow, soft-covered children’s cookbook where she got the fried bologna recipe she made frequently as a child. Her recipes and cooking skills have greatly expanded since then. Her interest in cooking grew when her boys were little and she found she wanted to ...

So Close To Paradise

Chautauqua. It’s a beautiful word, just to say it. Chautauqua. I like to remember the word Chautauqua is a mixture of cultures — native American, French, immigrants and settlers, a patois of centuries and peoples. When I think of it, I think of a county green and lush, some months of ...

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Joan Tells All About Her New Husband

Last article we met Oscar, the head of a board of trustees representing a successful financial company. Country drives were an enjoyable activity. A city dweller, Oscar used country drives for clearing his mind. He’d been at a meeting in Pittsburgh and had added several days for unplanned ...

Choose Your 2019 Prescription Drug Plan

QUESTION: I got a letter in the mail saying my insurance coverage will go up in price in the new year. What happens now? Do I have to change my drug plan? Does my supplemental insurance need to change as well? ANSWER: This question sounds very similar to the last question I answered, but it ...

Sayings And Meanings

Have you ever wondered where some of the most (and a few we have just heard and wondered about) used sayings originated? There are so many in a variety of genres that are said and heard every day, but sometimes we just take them for granted as to where they came from and maybe how that were ...

Plenty Of Plans Available For ’19 Medicare Insurance Season

QUESTION: My insurance company sent information about my Medicare Advantage plan. My monthly premium looks to be the same. I don’t think I should change plans. I am happy with my current plan. What do you think? How would I know which plan to choose for 2019? ANSWER: The 2019 Medicare ...

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What’s That Good For?

It’s a question I get all the time, especially when showing people something about nature. What’s that caterpillar good for? Why is that mushroom important? What is good about that insect? Why does it matter if I kill that? Sometimes, if I am honest, I just want to say “ . . .. and ...

What’s That?

I don’t always look for scientific names when I’m learning about plants and animals, but when I stumbled across meaning of the Eastern Newt’s scientific name while working on my last article I had to see what else I could learn about scientific names. I have to be honest, I didn’t ...

Introducing The ‘Social Climbers’

Mixed flocks of gregarious, acrobatic, arboreal (tree dwelling) birds frequent feeders during the fall and winter. Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, creepers and woodpeckers make up the group of birds I call the “social climbers.” Offer suet and sunflower seeds and learn to identify this ...

Problems Of Productivity

In addition to my usual fishing and boating on Chautauqua Lake, over the last few weeks I have been invited to visit several lake sites where the astoundingly high biological productivity of the lake was evident. One such visit was with a homeowner in Burtis Bay to view the conditions in that ...

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Health Dept. Partnering On ‘Stop Sepsis At Home’ Initiative

NY State Department of Health is partnering with the NY State Office for the Aging on a new initiative called “Stop Sepsis at Home” to bring awareness to this life-threatening condition that affects over 50,000 people in the state every year. Sepsis is a progressive shutdown of the ...

New Opportunity To Make Changes To Medicare Plan After Open Enrollment

For those of you who enroll into a Medicare Advantage Plan during the Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7), you will have an additional opportunity to change from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another starting in 2019. The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (Jan. 1 ...

Plenty Of Plans Available For ’19 Medicare Insurance Season

QUESTION: My insurance company sent information about my Medicare Advantage plan. My monthly premium looks to be the same. I don’t think I should change plans. I am happy with my current plan. What do you think? How would I know which plan to choose for 2019? ANSWER: The 2019 Medicare ...

North Harmony Seniors Hear About Opiate Crisis

At the Sept. 17 meeting of the North Harmony Senior Citizens, Inc., 57 people listened to Adrian Madden and Chanda Lynn speak about the effects that opiates and other narcotics have on people. There are many ways that people get accustomed to taking drugs. They may take drugs for medical or ...

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Writers’ Retreat

It’s September now, but Jamestown High School seniors, Beck Anderson, Micaela Cleveland, Ellen Cross, Elyse Jones and Matthew Roehmholdt, still fondly recall their all-expense paid Chautauqua experience in July as participants of the Young Writers Institute at Chautauqua Institution. JHS ...

New JPS Teachers Learn Mental Health First Aid

New Jamestown Public Schools teachers had the opportunity to take Youth Mental Health First Aid during New Teacher Orientation. Karan Foti, a clinician through Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene and Victoria Patti, Community Engagement Coordinator & Training Specialist for Chautauqua County ...

JCC Students Teach Ring Elementary School Students Backpack Safety

“I’m going to show you how to pack a backpack properly,” said Jamestown Community College Occupational Therapy student, John Earing, to third graders in Beth Johnson’s class. “If you have a lot of file and papers, what’s the best way to pack them? You want to gather them all ...

Kids With A Cause Honored By CLN

Last summer, members of Kids With a Cause (KWAC) were honored as the Chautauqua Leadership Network’s Student Leader of the Year Award winners. KWAC members, Ayrianna Brady, Abby Brunenavs, Siena DeAngelo, Madeline DeJoy, Cecelia (CeCe) Eklum, Bradley Galeazzo, Alexandra Gren, Cecelia Johnson, ...

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Births

ABBEY — To Cody and Amanda Abbey of Kiantone, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 2018, a son, Axel Oliver Abbey. CORDOSI — To Kurry and Autumn Cordosi of Jamestown, N.Y., in UMPC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2018, a daughter, Adalae Rae Cordosi. ...

Birth

KING — To Lawrence John and Helena Elizabeth King Jr. of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2018, a son, Vincent john King. Grandparents are Lawrence John King Sr. and Catherine F. King.

Births

ADAMS — To Derrick and Kim Adams of Cattaraugua, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 2018, a daughter, Jacelyn Jayne Adams. Grandparents are Doug and Kim Adams and Scott and Tami McKotch. SHIELDS — To Matt and Marissa Shields of Randolph, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, ...

BIRTH

CORDOSI — To Kurry and Autumn Cordosi of Jamestown, N.Y., in UMPC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on April 27, 2018, a daughter, Adalae Rae Cordosi. Granparents are Jennifer and Dan Hickman and Shelly and Todd Cordosi.

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Ames — Bird

Tom and Kathi Ames of Falconer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kourtney Candace, to Andrew James Bird, the son of Jim and Natalie Bird of Cassadaga, N.Y. Miss Ames is a graduate of Falconer Central School and Edinboro University. She is employed by Jamestown Public ...

Peterson — Hasemeyer

Laurel Peterson and Joe Hasemeyer of Folson, La., announce their engagement. Miss Peterson is the daughter of John and Jennifer Gagnon Peterson of Hiwassee, Va., and Margie Peterson of Frewsburg, N.Y. She is the granddaughter of Terri Cuoco and Gary and Myra Peterson, all of Jamestown, N.Y., ...

Triscari — Hite

Kevin Triscari of Jamestown, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Toria, to Brandon Hite, the son of Greg and Ivana Hite of Fredonia, N.Y. Miss Triscari is a graduate of Jamestown High School and received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport in 2016. She is employed at UPMC ...

White — Johnson

Gil and Sheila Marzinek and Greg and Thomi White announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda White, to Christopher Johnson, the son of Cameron and Cheryl Zollinger. Miss White is a graduate of Southwestern Central School and Mercyhurst University. She is employed by Select ...

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Long — Long

Andrea Stam and Michael Long exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 28, 2018, at the City Hall of Jamestown, N.Y. Dr. Lillian Vitanza-Ney performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sharon Stam of Celoron, N.Y., and the late Robert J. Stam Sr. Her husband is the son of Bruce and Pat Long of ...

Lombardo — Wright

Erica S. Wright and Jonathan J. Lombardo exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 25, 2018 at the Omni Hotel, Shenandoah Room, Richmond, Va. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Sledz of Midlothian, Va., and the granddaughter of the Mr. and Mrs. John Sledz and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold ...

Mueller — Lee

Meredith Lee and Ted Mueller exchanged wedding vows on June 16, 2018 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Mich. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Kristine Lee of South Bend, Ind. Her husband is the son of Drs. Diane and Rudy Mueller of Lakewood, N.Y. Bridesmaids were Madelyn Lee, sister ...

Jones — Larson

Aileen Larson and Trey Jones exchanged vows on Aug. 4, 2018, in Summerville, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Kimberly Larson of Lakewood, N.Y., and the late Steven Larson. Her husband is the son of William and Carol Jones II of Summerville, S.C. They are residing in Summerville, S.C.

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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 ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM N. PIAZZA

William N. and Kathryn E. Piazza celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2018, at Baumann’s Brookside Resort in the Catskills. The celebration was hosted by their two sons. They are the parents of Steven Piazza of Victoria, Canada, Patrick (Katrina) Piazza of Queens, N.Y., and ...

MR. AND MRS. THOMAS ‘‘TOM’’ NIBALI

Thomas ‘‘Tom’’ Conti and Agnes M. Nibali of Lutherville, Md., celebrated their 75th wedding aniniversary on July 28, 2018, with a dinner at Michael’s Cafe in Timonium, Md. The celebration was hosted by their children Karen (Jack) Saccenti and Joe (Julie) Nibali and their ...

Hatheway

Jack and Jeanne Hatheway of Dewittville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2018, with a family gathering at Peek ‘n Peak. They are the parents of four children and four great-grandchildren. Hatheway and the former Jeanne Colvin were married July 26, 1958, in St. Peter’s ...