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Local Author To Sign Copies Of New Book Oct. 28

Local author Loren Mayshark will be hosting a book signing at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring copies of his first work, “Death: An Exploration.” Mayshark’s debut book claimed the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award in the category of Death and Dying ...

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My Experience Photographing UFOs

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Imagine this; you’re out shooting and you capture some really beautiful landscape shots or you’ve just taken a bunch of portraits and the sun was perfect, the lighting was in just the right place, the colors and composition were ...

Northwest Arena will host the next installment of its “Wits ‘n Giggles” comedy series Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature the comedy stylings of headliner Jim Seward, pictured,  guest Dan Mahoney and longtime series host Robb Will.
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‘Wits ‘n Giggles’ To Feature Seward, Mahoney In Saturday Performance

Northwest Arena’s third-floor Jamestown Mattress Arena Club will reverberate with the sound of laughter as the arena prepares for its next installment of “Wits ‘n Giggles” stand-up comedy series. The will feature the comedic stylings of headliner Jim Seward, feature guest Dan Mahoney ...

Paul Leone

Back From The Dead

The author of one of Chautauqua County’s best-selling historical books has revived his previously out-of-print work for a second round of public availability. Paul Leone recently republished his book “Chautauqua Ghosts” in a new hard copy edition, with amendments and additions in the ...

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Under Siege

There’s something special about big cities; more so at Christmastime. Skyscrapers and storefronts are filled with even more lights than normal, street-corner Santas are ringing their bells and pedestrians are in slightly better moods. There’s nothing that can go wrong. Unless of ...

A scene on Rodeo Drive as new Ranchers arrive at Miracle Mountain Ranch.
Photos courtesy of the Miracle Mountain Ranch

Giddy Up

Need a fun day trip on Memorial Day? Check out the western town and old west atmosphere at Miracle Mountain Christian Ranch’s Open House, just 40 minutes from downtown Jamestown, where the campers who sleep in bunkhouses are referred to as ranchers. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and events are over ...

Mary Maxwell tends a flower garden at the corner of Fairmount and McDaniel Avenues to improve the appearance for passersby and for the people living in the neighborhood. She hopes others will realize they can improve their neighborhoods by planting gardens or picking up trash, something she has done for 30 years.

Tales From The Garden: A Conversation With One Of Jamestown’s Unsung Heroes

As I was traveling over Fairmount Avenue a few days ago I noticed a woman on her knees, tending a flower garden. The garden didn’t appear to belong to her, because it wasn’t in a front yard, but on a corner that displayed two or three large billboards. I was compelled to not only get ...

Linda Mason makes beads using an oxygen propane torch and a glass rod. She describes it as “painting with glass.”
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Painting With Glass

It is doubtful one will ever meet a more creative being than Linda Larsen Mason of Warren, Pa. If she can dream it, she can create it. Her creations range from wearable art to pet memorials to paintings to yarn spun from pet hair to weavings to handmade glass beads to more. Having an amazing ...

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Adapting An Amish Approach To ‘News’

I am not Amish, in terms of lifestyle or religion. But these days, I am adapting an Amish tactic in order to keep a sunny outlook on life. I am shunning. I get scream-at-him mad at President Donald Trump. No, he has not done an awful job in office, substantively. But I cannot stomach ...

#MeToo

Over the past few days, a particular hashtag trend caught my eye. It wasn’t because it was particularly cute or funny. Rather, it was an eye-opening hashtag that was all over my newsfeed. Just two simple words, coming from so many men and women on social media that I know and so many that ...

Afternoon Delight Ends When Wife Stops To Take A Call

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had “nothin’ to do,” so I suggested some hanky-panky. We were just getting into it when the phone rang. I told her to let it go to ...

Scalia’s Legacy

I knew the late Justice Antonin Scalia a little, and like millions of others, I was an avid fan of his jurisprudence, the great bulk of which he produced after I was no longer a law student, so much the worse for me. What do I have to do with it? Nothing, except that reading opinions as a ...

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The presence of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect, can be identified by its egg sacs, which resemble tiny white tufts of cotton attached to the underside of hemlock branches. 
Photo by the Connecticut Agricultural 
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Our Hemlocks Are In Trouble!

Eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) have been a staple of our forests in western New York for longer than humankind has been living here. As a long-lived tree species, they don’t reach maturity until at least 250 years of age and can live for over 800 years. They can grow well over 150 feet ...

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Autumnal Recrudescence

Bluebirds murmur as they investigate the nest box, their solemn songs melodic in the morning fog. A White-throated Sparrow joins in from the edge of the pasture, clear and crystal. Faintly a Ruffed Grouse drums, and the peepers call with gusto from the pond. Dandelions appear scattered on the ...

It’s Time To Watch Feeders

I’m often asked, “Is feeding birds is really necessary?” The simple answer is no. We feed birds because we enjoy seeing them in our backyards. But while we’re at it, why not make our efforts a bit more worthwhile by participating in Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen ...

The wildflowers of autumn cheerfully bid our presence among them while warm fall days remain. Whatever their species, and wherever they bloom, autumn’s backyard beauties bring bittersweet reminders of seasons swiftly passing, gently nudging us to embrace the gifts and blessings of now.

Season Of Beauty

As October days grow cool and crisp, the soft green lushness of summer’s splendor gives way to autumn’s golden fields, crimson leaves and fleeting floral tapestry. Flamboyantly splashed along sunny roadsides, stream banks, wetlands and woodlands, living bouquets of fragrance, form and hue ...

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Here Comes Cold And Flu Season

Although influenza (flu) viruses can be caught year round, in the U.S. the most common time for sickness is during the fall and winter with peaks from December to February for the most part. This is due to the fact that flu virus is more stable in cold air and low humidity. First let’s ...

Breast Cancer Screening Services

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and turns things pink during October. We see more community walks and events. Even the NFL gets on board with pink gloves, towels and socks. Let’s use this opportunity to increase our own awareness of breast cancer. Our program has a local website and ...

From left: Megan Barone, director of development WCA Foundation; Marcia Derby committee member Framed in Pink; Sue Lamb, chair Framed in Pink; Patti Reed, committee member Framed in Pink; and Mary Jo Salvaggio, committee member Framed in Pink, stand united together celebrating the courage for themselves and others who will be benefitting from this great cause.

Bowling Over Cancer Fundraiser Planned For Sunday

A group of local bowlers will host the ninth annual Framed in Pink: Bowling Over Breast Cancer at the Jamestown Bowling Company on Sunday. This charity event will support local breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through their endowment fund at WCA Foundation and pay tribute to loved ones ...

Director’s Column: It’s Flu Season — Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Flu season usually starts in October and typically continues through May. People age 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with younger healthier adults. This is because the immune system becomes weaker as we age. It is estimated that between 71 ...

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Jaidyn Conyer

JHS Science Whiz Attends National Conference

Jamestown High School senior Jaidyn Conyer had the experience of a lifetime this past summer when he was invited to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston as a New York state representative. He received an award of excellence from Richard Ross, the executive for ...

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JHS Seniors Grab Chautauqua Institution Writing Opportunity

Jamestown High School seniors Kate Brand and Alivia Roehrig had the opportunity every budding writer would love – a free week at Chautauqua Institution as part of the 2017 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Association Scholarship. Teachers Norma DeJoy and John Twiman and ...

Andrew Roof

JHS Senior’s Interest In Robotics Leads To Career Path

Jamestown High School senior Andrew Roof’s interest in robotics and engineering has paved the way for his college and career choices – creating robotic prosthetics that work with the nervous system to help people who have lost the use of an arm or leg. “I have always had fun taking ...

Hannah Hornyak

JHS Junior’s Passion For Music Enriches Her Life

Jamestown High School junior Hannah Hornyak loves to play the cello. For six years, she has pursued her love of music. “I started playing the cello in fifth grade at Persell Middle School,” Hannah said. “My sister played the cello for a very short period of time and I thought it was ...

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Births

BROWN — To Cody and Meggi Brown of Warren, Pa., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 14, 2014, a daughter, Adley IvaLynn Brown. Grandparents are Craig and Carol Wilcox, Pam Brown, David BRwon and Linda Shields. Great-grandparents are Evon and Dorothy Wilcox. PHILLIPS — To ...

Births

BOARDMAN — To Chelsey Boardman of Stockton, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on Sept. 13, 2017, a daughter, Adelynn Mae Bradley. GILKEY — To Alex Gilkey and Melissa Lindberg of 102 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on Oct. 3, ...

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BARTON — To Troy and Heather Barton of Ashville, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2017, a daughter, Elspeth Shalom Barton. Grandparents are Jim and Jean Barton and Martha McElhaney.

Birth

BARTON — To Troy and Heather Barton of Ashville, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2017, a daughter, Elspeth Shalom Barton. Grandparents are Jim and Jean Barton and Martha McElhaney.

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Alexandra Hamilton Arnett
Beck David Lewellen

Arnett — Lewellen

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Arnett of Louisville, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Hamilton Arnett, to Beck David Lewellen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lewellen of Bemus Point, N.Y. Miss Arnett is a 2012 graduate of Miami University of Ohio. She is employed by Leo Burnett ...

Alexis SLoat
Asa Johnson

Sloat — Johnson

Brad and Robyn Sloat of Shinglehouse, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Sloat to Asa Johnson, the son of Bruce and Nancy Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y. He is also the grandson of Jean Rich of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Sloat is a 2016 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. She is ...

Patricia Layman
Christopher Yochim

Layman — Yochim

Patricia Layman and Christopher Yochim announce their engagement. Miss Layman is the daughter of the late Fredrick Eggleston and Aloma Majkowski. Her husband is the son of Barrie and Alice Yochim of Findley Lake, N.Y. Miss Layman is a retried restaurant manager. Her fiance is a graduate ...

Dr. Rachel Ann Brenneman
Mitchell Scott Schrecongost

Brenneman — Schrecongost

Dr. and Mrs. William L. Brenneman of Cheshire, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann, to Mitchell Scott Schrecongost, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Schrecongost of Falconer, N.Y. Dr. Brenneman is a 2005 graduate of Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Conn., ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Chris Soderberg

Soderberg — Murray

Melinda Murray and Chris Soderberg exchanged wedding vows on May 6, 2017, at The Via Vecchia Winery in Columbus, Ohio. The Rev. Daniel Soderberg, father of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don and Sheryl Murray of Westerville, Ohio, and the granddaughter of Don ...

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Cage

Cage — Heitman

Randi Heitman and Bernie Cage exchanged wedding vows on July 15, 2017, in an outdoors wedding at their home. Steven Ferringer performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Jonathan Nolan, guitarist. The bride is the daughter of Randy Heitman and Terri Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is ...

Mr. and Mrs Gerald L. Masten

Masten — Rockwell

Shannon N. Rockwell and Gerald L. Masten exchanged vows on August 19, 2017 in a Lakefront ceremony at the YWCA Lake Lodge in Lakewood. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Ann See of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Karina Warren of Falconer, N.Y. Brittany Bigelow, sister of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dylan A. Colburn

Colburn — Lindquist

Nikole K. Lindquist and Dylan A. Colburn exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 12, 2017, at Chautauqua Suites Mayville, N.Y. The Honorable Jennifer Johnson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lonnie and Michele Lindquist of Cherry Creek, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Dan Colburn ...

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MR. AND MRS. CHARLES HUNTINGTON

Charles and Joanne Huntington of Napoli celebrated their 70th wedding with a party and a blessing and anointing by Father Peter Napierkowski of Our Lady of Peace. The party was hosted by their children. They are the parents of Jim (Janet) Huntington, Jackie Huntington, Judy (Bill) MacMillan and ...

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Asquick

Asquith

Arthur F. and Judith A. Asquith of Cassadaga, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2017. The celebration was held at the Cassadaga Country Club. They are the parents of Ann E. Condon of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Susan L. Asquith of Buffalo, N.Y. They have five grandchildren, ...

Mr. and Mrs. R. Joseph Mills

Mills

R. Joseph and Carol Mills of Panama, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Steward House in Panama, N.Y. The celebration was hosted by their children. They are the parents of Carilyn (Paul) Doran of Jamestown, N.Y., Gloria Benson of Warren, Ill., Joy Anderson ...

Mr. and Mrs. Roderic Hunt

Hunt

Roderic and Mary Hunt of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2017, with the renewal of their vows and a party at their home. The renewal of vows ceremony was performed by Anna Hart. The celebration was hosted by their children: Jared Hunt of Binghamton, N.Y., ...