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Susan Watson, Marijane Maricle, Paul Lynde, and Johnny Borden in Bye Bye Birdie.
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The Music Never Ends For Broadway Actress Susan Watson

Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her CD “The Music Never Ends” last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my career and others I had always heard and loved, ...

Of Birthdays, Beginnings And Beyond

At 9:23 p.m. today, I will receive my official admission into the 30-something club. It’s pretty wild to think that everything I’ve ever known, thought and experienced has occurred in less than three decades; but on the other hand, just less than three decades has equated to an entire ...

Tickets are available for the annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, at the Southern Tier Brewing Company.

Tickets For Chautauqua County Humane Society Annual Fundraiser Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for the eighth annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Southern Tier Brewing Company. This fundraising event provides a limited number of ...

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Singer Judy Collins Still Vocal On Social Issues

Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early 20s,” ...

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Donna Germain never dreamed she would own a food establishment until she came upon a restaurant located on Chautauqua Lake. Today she lives and breathes The Main Landing, located at Holiday Harbor Marina in Celoron.

‘What A Great Spot!’

“I love what I do. I live, eat and breathe it,” says Donna Germain, owner of The Main Landing, a restaurant located on Chautauqua Lake. “I never planned on opening a restaurant. It wasn’t like a dream. I honestly just dropped by and thought ‘what a great spot.’” “My ...

Donna LaMonica-Sample was able to realize her 30-year dream of owning a bed and breakfast.

Bemus Point Innkeeper Shares Her Recipes

From the angle in which one approaches The Inn at Pheasant Run after driving up the lamp post-studded, winding driveway, it appears to be a moderately-sized house. When crossing the threshold into the foyer it is puzzling, because there is much more house on the inside than on the outside. ...

Nationally renowned singer-songwriter Tom Chapin will be the featured artist in the upcoming 63rd episode WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” on Thursday, April 27, at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Cappa Theater.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ to Feature Tom Chapin On April 27

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” is proud to host a national treasure in the presentation of its 63rd episode next week. On Thursday, April 27, the program will feature an interview and live performance by singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, nationally renowned for his child-centric ...

The Audience, one of Jamestown’s premier original indie rock bands, will perform its 2007 debut album “Below and Beyond” in its entirety Saturday at Mojo’s Music Bar in a special 10th anniversary concert.
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Local Band To Perform 2007 Debut Album In Anniversary Concert

For The Audience, 2017 is expected to be a year of both progress and reflection. But for now its members are doing more of the latter, excavating several relics from their past collection of original songs and polishing them up for a rapidly approaching downtown concert. The four-piece, ...

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That Lofty Grackle

I suppose I’m supposed to find something to admire in each of God’s creatures. I know snakes can be striking (even when they aren’t). Once I’ve stopped bolting and return for a second look, I can appreciate the colors and patterns they display. And a lot of “garbage eaters” (ants ...

Put Us To Work For You: Kicking Off Our Spring Membership Drive

Put the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and our Community Chambers of Commerce to work for you. The Chamber has launched its 2017 Spring Membership Drive, offering more opportunities than ever before for local business people to connect with one another, connect with new customers, and ...

Lift Our Children Up

I heard an interview from an African-American woman, age 19, who is currently running for the office of City Council in her city in Georgia. She is a full-time college student. She has been involved in civil rights since, amazingly, age 11. She was polite, gave excellent eye contact to the ...

Time’s Up!

I realize Baseball isn’t some people’s “cup of tea,” but bear with me as I get some things off my mind regarding some of the older changes to the game, some newer changes to the game and some proposed changes and thoughts of baseball officials which might make the game even more of what ...

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Beauty like these spring flowers cannot be enjoyed in a gym. 
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Making Healthy Choices

A recent editorial in The Post Journal (dated 04/13/2017 and entitled “Make Healthier Choices”) made an impression on me. Some of the statistics used in the editorial were real eye-openers. For example, it stated that Chautauqua County ranked the 54th healthiest county in New York state out ...

Springtime In Cape May

For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent at least a week at the Jersey shore every summer. As a boy and later as a young father with two daughters, I loved the sun, the surf and the sandy beaches. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to loathe the heat, the sand, the crowds and the ...

One way to learn how to identify an Indigo Bunting is during bird banding. This photo of a young bunting and a mature buntings.
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Mumbo Jumbo Bird Songs

People who identify birds by song always seemed to inhabit a different world from me. While I tried to see field marks, watching for a white ring around the eye or a yellow patch on the butt of a bird, these people would be shouting out things like “Chestnut-sided Warbler!” and “Was that ...

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A Spring Blitzkrieg

There may be no other season that is watched as much as spring. People peek out of their windows to see if there are crocuses blooming or if there are daffodil leaves sprouting. The sound of geese migrating overhead causes heads to turn. This spring greening up of the world seems to have more ...

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Understanding Health Care Acronyms: Part II

Question: There are so many words that you use in your articles that I don’t even understand. Could you explain some of them? I especially do not like those acronyms. Explain those to me! Answer: As you may remember last week I started giving definitions to many of the acronyms and words ...

Understanding Health Care Acronyms Can Be As Complicated As Insurance Itself

Question: There are so many words that you use in your articles that I don’t even understand. Could you explain some of them? I especially do not like those acronyms. Explain those to me! Answer: One of the frustrating things about insurance, is that so much of it is hard to understand by ...

Marathons May Delay Medical Care For Others

(AP) — Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they’re less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds. Any event that draws a crowd and causes ...

Sinclairville Senior Citizens Hold Easter Luncheon

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens recently held an Easter luncheon. The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday at noon for a luncheon and program in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room. Diman Smith is the president, with Linda Parmenter as the vice president, ...

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At its March 21 meeting, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville recognized, front, from left, Madison Dudley of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Sydnee Abele of Westfield Academy and Central School; pictured in back, from left, are Kasen Jewell of Brocton Central School and Thomas Johnston, also of Brocton Central School as “Scholars of the Month.”

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Honors Students Of The Month

On March 21 the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly gave its “Scholars of the Month” recognition to four seniors from area high schools at its club meeting held at The Parkview in Westfield. The honorees were Madison Dudley of Chautauqua Lake Central School; Sydnee Abele of Westfield ...

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Katie Russo congratulates "Spotlight Student" Annika Ricker.

Lincoln Elementary School Shines The ‘Spotlight’ On Students

“You know if you are the Spotlight Student that I call your parents to tell them about the award. I know your mom has already heard about it. Is there someone else you’d like me to call?” asked Lincoln Elementary School Principal Katie Russo to second-grader Annika Ricker while pinning a ...

Charlene Austin, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union's Director of Financial Education, talked with Lincoln Elementary School second graders about savings with their "Give a Hoot About Savings" program during the Kids' Credit Union.

Second-Graders Learn About Money With ‘Kids’ Credit Union

Lincoln Elementary School is instilling healthy money habits in its second graders with the help of the Southern Chautauqua Credit Union’s Kids’ Credit Union (KCU). The credit union has visited Lincoln School once a month since October to meet with students to help them better understand ...

Lincoln Elementary School students, Raegan Karash, Zander Tibbetts and Maria Stone enjoy reading with Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteer Pat Martonis.

Lincoln Students Learn More About Grapes Through ELA, Music And Math

Lincoln Elementary School kindergarteners through second-graders discovered more about grapes through a unique collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lincoln Library Media Specialist Jennie Vaughn and Lincoln Music teacher Cathy South. Each year, Cornell Cooperative Extension ...

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Births

THOMPSON — To Ian Thompson and SabraKay Ormsby of 315 W. Main St., Falconer, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on April 19, 2017, a son, Griffen Atlas Thompson. VALLEJO — To Eliseo and Michelle (Farr) Vallejo of Dallas, Texas, March 8, 2017, in Presbyterian Hospital of ...

Births

GENCO — To Jayme C. and Ashley R. Genco of Jamestown, April 12, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a son, Ari Ray Genco. Grandparents are Dennis and Michele Deuble and Chip and Barb Genco. HAYES — To James M. and Jacquelyn C. Hayes of Jamestown, April 13, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a son, ...

Births

BERG — To Jordan Berg and Sierra Smith of 1026 Newland Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on April 11, 2017, a son, Jordan Maxwell Lamar Berg. BROWN — To Kevin and Dallas Holbrook Brown of Fredonia, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on April ...

Births

HAYES — To James M. and Jacquelyn C. Hayes of Jamestown, April 13, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a son, Julian James Hayes. LEONE — To Erin and Joseph Leone of Jamestown, March 28, 2017, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, twin girls, Anna Theresa and Maria Judith Leone. RIVERA — To Robert and ...

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DiMaio — Seastrum

Donna DiMaio of Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of her daughter, Megan, to Kenneth Seastrum, the son of Patricia (William) LaRusch of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss DiMaio is also the daughter of the late Gregory DiMaio. Her fiance is also the son of the late Thomas Seastrum and Deborah Seastrum ...

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Mauro — Flemming

David A. and Lisa M. Mauro of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Kaitlyn, to Alec Jonathan Flemming, the son of Daryl and Pamela Flemming of Powell, Ohio. Miss Mauro ia a graduate of Falconer High School, earned a bachelor of music degree and bachelor of arts ...

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LaRusch — Piazza

Susan Taft of Jamestown, N.Y., and Thomas LaRusch of Warren, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa LaRusch, to Charles Piazza, the son of Fred and Lillian Piazza of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss. LaRusch is employed at Brookdale Lakewood as the sales manager and is currently pursuing ...

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Spencer — Wise

Brad and Traci Spencer of Ellington, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Marie, to Kevin Paul Michael Wise, the son of Eileen Wise and Larry Timblin of Falconer, N.Y. Miss Spencer is also the granddaughter of Jim and Candy Welch-Payne, Bruce and Penny Johnson and Phil ...

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Kopiczak — Olson

Andrzej Kopiczak and Sandra Olson exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 11, 2017, in Fluvanna Community Church. The Rev. Daryl Keefer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Esther Lunetta of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late Russell Lunetta. Her husband is the son of the late Lidia ...

McKinley — Tomassini

McKinley — Tomassini

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Tomassini and Adam Christopher McKinley exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 17, 2016, at Christ First United Methodist Church, in Jamestown, N.Y. The Rev. Natalie Hanson performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Ron McEntire. Readers were Aaron Tomassini, cousin of the ...

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Morganti — Langworthy

Allison Langworthy and Michael Morganti exchanged wedding vows on July 9, 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 and soloist. Readers were Julie Spaulding, cousin of the ...

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Mahoney — Tyler

Erin L. Tyler and Timothy J. Mahoney exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 19, 2016, in Casa Ponte, Jaco, Costa Rica. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Cindy Tyler of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Carol Mahoney of Woodbury, Minn. The bride wore a gown designed by Christos of ...

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D’Angelo

Peter and Frances D’Angelo of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2017. They are the parents of Johanna L. (John Wesley III) Ramsey of Centerville, Ohio, Peter C. (Karen) D’Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., and Mark A. (Sarah) D’Angelo of Belleville, Mich. They ...

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Goggin

David and Shirley Goggin of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with the renewal of vows and a family dinner at Kiantone Congregational Church. The renewal of vows ceremony was performed by The Rev. Mel McGinnis. The family dinner which included their church family was ...

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Goggins

David and Shirley Goggins of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with the renewal of vows and a family dinner at Kiantone Congregational Church. The ceremony was performed by The Rev. Mel McGinnis. The family dinner which included their church family was hosted by their ...

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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 ...