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Dr. Thomas Stockman (Jonathan Young) lashes out at the town meeting as he recognizes the corruption in “Paragon Springs.”
Photo by Robert Schlick

Something’s In The Water With ‘Paragon Springs’

The JCC Uncommoners unfolded the thought provoking drama “Paragon Springs,” by Steven Dietz that is an updated version of “An Enemy of the People,” penned in 1182 by Henrik Ibsen, the Father of Modern Drama. This production opened March 3 and was stage at the Scharmann Theatre on the ...

Laugh-in cast photo, Ruth in purpple shirt. 
NBC publicity photo

At Age 80, Ruth Buzzi Settles Down In Texas

Drab, handbag-wielding TV character Gladys Ormphby never met a celebrity she didn’t feel compelled to smack senseless at the slightest provocation. Short in both statue and patience, the feisty diminutive spinster’s victims — such as Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra — were more likely to ...

The Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will present their production of "Paragon Springs" at the Scharmann Theatre next month. Performances are set for: Friday, March 3; Saturday, March 4; Friday, March 10; and Saturday, March 11; all beginning at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for March 5 at 2 p.m. Pictured above are cast members Jonathan Young and Skip Anderson.

JCC Uncommoners To Present ‘Paragon Springs’ Next Month

Although their upcoming production was written nearly a century ago, the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will attempt to offer a subtle commentary on current events next month. The JCC theater group will perform its adaptation of Steven Dietz’ “Paragon Springs” over the first ...

Local musician Bryan Moore is set to release his first full-length, self-titled solo album in May.
Submitted 
photo by 
Jamie Probst

Bryan Moore To Release First Full-Length Solo Album

With many months of writing, rehearsing and recording behind him, Bryan Moore finally has something new to share with the community. The local musician is set to release a new, nine-track solo album, entitled simply “Bryan Moore,” in the coming months as he prepares for a show with his ...

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Joshua Okrah displays an afternoon’s work in the kitchen.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Randolph Resident Shares Recipes From Ghana

The next time you hear someone say “men can’t multi-task,” don’t believe it. Joshua Okrah of Randolph can slice, run a blender, saute, stir, season and keep an eye on the oven, all at the same time. Although he had done much of the prep work before our interview, it was not ...

The 62nd episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature the duo known as The Farmer and Adele, pictured at center, along with Buffalo singer-songwriter Dee Adams in a 6:30 p.m. taping at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater on Thursday, March 30.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Host The Farmer And Adele, Dee Adams March 30

The 62nd episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature faces both familiar and brand new next week. On Thursday, March 30, the program will hold a 6:30 p.m. live taping of this month’s episode Thursday at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater, ...

Southern Tier Wrestling will present the first event of its second season, “Gold Rush,” at the Northwest Arena on Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Pictured are current Southern Tier Wrestling tag team champions The Divine Alliance and their manager, Jon Kennedy.
Submitted photo by Steve Vincent

Southern Tier Wrestling To Present ‘Gold Rush’ At Northwest Arena April 1

Southern Tier Wrestling is set to make its 2017 debut with an annual fundraising event that will benefit the Jamestown Community College wrestling team. The locally owned independent wrestling company will kick off “Gold Rush,” its fifth event overall and the first of its second season, ...

Yarn For Ewe owners Dianne Valvo (left) and her daughter Mary Heyl (right) use a yarn winder in their Randolph store. 
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

A Knitter’s Dream Come True

“Growing up I never thought I would go into business with my mom, but I have discovered being in business and teaching knitting classes is my passion. It doesn’t get any better than working next to your best friend,” says Mary Heyl, who along with her mother, Dianne Valvo is partnered in ...

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Making Sense Of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: One rheumatologist diagnosed me with unspecified mixed connective tissue disease and Raynaud’s syndrome. I was put on Plaquenil, which caused some hair loss and thinning. I got a second opinion from another rheumatologist, who said that based on my bloodwork, I do not have ...

Firemen, Utility Workers To Be Commended

To The Reader’s Forum: The response by first responders and utility crews to the damages caused by heavy winds on March 8 is commendable. I witnessed the Ashville Fire Department and National Grid employees out in the worst weather conditions trying to maintain safety for this community. ...

Have We Gone Nuts?

A few items from the HAVE WE GONE NUTS? FILE. A high school in Pennsylvania reckons teenagers can undress in whatever locker room they wish. According to a lawsuit filed recently. A teenage boy was undressing in the boys locker room. The so-called boys locker room. In the eyes of the ...

We Americans Need To Know Each Other

Let’s admit it: America has become a land of strangers. Even before headphones, PCs and smartphones — all of which were heralded as breakthroughs in human communication but have turned out to be instruments of further isolation — we had begun disconnecting from each other. More and ...

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While skunk cabbage is often regarded as a smelly nuisance, it is in fact a remarkable plant and an important part of a wetland ecosystem.
Photo by Nicki Eckstrom

The Earliest Wildflower

As winter stretches into March, with its seemingly endless cold and snow, walking outside and encountering blooming wildflowers seems like a dream that will never come true. But even as the snow continues to fall, the largest woodland wildflower is beginning to bloom. What is this mysterious ...

Skunk Cabbage leaves uncurling. 
Photo by Jennifer Schlick

Look Closer, Learn, Wonder

Ptyxis is a strange word, one that looks foreign and hard to pronounce yet once learned, rolls off the tongue as if you’ve always known it. Pronounced “tik-sis” it refers to the pattern of a folded leaf within a bud of a tree. Tree species have specific ptyxis and can be identified by it. ...

Weasels- A Deadly Bunch

Imagine a chipmunk weighing three ounces sound asleep in a small chamber about 24 inches below ground. The den is lined with finely chewed leaves. It’s safe and secure… until a least weasel, the smallest carnivore in North America (less than two ounces), explores the tunnel leading to ...

Sunrises on Chautauqua Lake are breathtaking. 
Photo by D. Arlene Bonnett

Hurray For Spring! Boo To Daylight Savings Time!

March is a month of change. Tired of winter, most of us relish the thoughts of spring coming and bringing with her warmer weather and longer hours of daylight. The earth starts preparing itself for a new cycle of life after a period of dormancy. The plants and the animals know it is the time to ...

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Preparing To Care For An Elderly Loved One In The First Step

Question: I live close to my parents and my other siblings live out of town. The responsibility for care is falling mostly to me. I sometimes don’t even know where to start to get help. What resources are out there for me to use? How do I know when to get help? Answer: Thank you for helping ...

Gerry Senior Citizens Gather For St. Patrick’s Luncheon

GERRY — The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently for a luncheon and program at the United Methodist Church. President Allen Swanson welcomed all to the luncheon and Cecil Miller gave the blessing prior to the meal. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Margie ...

When And How Should I Apply To Medicare?

It is important to know when to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. You sign up for Medicare for the first time during your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). The Initial Enrollment Period is the seven months surrounding your birth month (the three months before your birth month, your birth ...

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Washington Middle School recently held a “Bring Your Parents to School” Day sponsored by the school’s Family & Community Engagement Committee. Pictured are: Gabriella Zampogna, Alyson Canfield, Patti Denzel, Melissa Brown and Mikayla Brown who were working on an equivalent fractions activity in Deb Rein’s fifth grade class.

FaCE Team Works To Engage Families, Community

Hundreds of Washington Middle School parents visited their child’s school during a recent “Take Your Parent to School” Day. Parents had the opportunity to go into classrooms and work on academically-orientated activities to get a firsthand view of what their child’s educational day ...

Washington Middle School fifth graders, Kris Cruz, Nate Cornell, Eli Nowell, Conner Degnan, and Ethan Pumford work with School Secretary, Sandy Pratt, on an active listening role model exercise during one of the school’s recent R-times.

Washington’s R-Time Helps All Students With Life Skills

“We are here today to have a refresher on our active listening skills,” said Washington Middle School Secretary, Sandy Pratt, to a group of Washington Middle School students. “We are going to watch a short video and then we are doing to try some role playing on active ...

Planning Center: A Proactive Place For Students

What is a school planning center? A planning center is a proactive setting designed to help students problem-solve, develop appropriate school and classroom behaviors, and reduce the need for removal from the classroom. Washington Middle School, along with the two other Jamestown middle ...

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Births

BRENTLEY — To Brian and Jennifer Brentley of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, on March 17, 2017, a son, Camden Micheal Brentley. Grandparents are Betty and Micheal Badgley and Dawn and Ken Brentley. DARLING — To Kevin and Kathryn Darling in Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, ...

Births

ABRAMSON — To David James and Brittany Carole Abramson of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, on March 13, 2017, son, Jameson Jeffrey Abramson. Grandparent are Jeffrey and Yvonne Gullotti and David and Julie Abramson. DARLING — To Kevin and Kathryn Darling in Jamestown, N.Y., in ...

Birth

PAGE — To Mike and Julie Page of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on March 10, 2017, a son, Kessler Miles Page. Grandparents are Joette Giambra and Rick and Pat Page.

Births

PETERSON — To Michael and Alexandra Peterson of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Jamestown, N.Y., on March 7, 2017, a son, Alvie Jospeh Peterson. Grandparents are Charles and Jody Caldwell and Steven and Karen Peterson. Great-grandmother is Joan Munella. WEISE —To Travis and ...

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Steven and Cheryl Wahlstrom of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Oscar Gonzalez Martinez, the son of Jose Martinez Fernandez and Maria Gonzalez Caballero of Madrid, Spain. Miss Wahlstrom is also the granddaughter of Paul and Beverly Wahlstrom of Jamestown, N.Y., and R. David and Marilyn Riotto of Lakewood, N.Y.
Miss Wahlstrom is a 2009 graduate of Falconer Central School, a 2013 graduate of Malone University and is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine at Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Her fiance is a 2013 graduate of Malone University and earned a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech in 2015. He is employed at Google in San Francisco.
A May 27, 2017, wedding is planned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Wahlstrom — Gonzalez Martinez

Steven and Cheryl Wahlstrom of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Oscar Gonzalez Martinez, the son of Jose Martinez Fernandez and Maria Gonzalez Caballero of Madrid, Spain. Miss Wahlstrom is also the granddaughter of Paul and Beverly Wahlstrom of Jamestown, ...

Abbott —
 Lisciandro

Abbott — Lisciandro

Alan and Kim Abbott of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney, to Brandon Lisciandro, the son of Corey and Tina Lisciandro of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Abbott is a graduate of Jamestown High School, and is employed by the Community Blood Bank. Her fiance is a ...

KELSEY 
NELSON
TAILOUR 
TERHUNE

Nelson — Terhune

William and Debra Nelson of Frewsburg, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Tailour Terhune, the son of Daniel and Heather Terhune of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Nelson is a graduate of Alfred State College, and is employed as a registered nurse at Lutheran in Jamestown. Her ...

CARRIE 
NICKERSON
DEREK
 BECKMAN

Nickerson — Beckman

Harry and Nila Kaltenbach II of Ellington, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Nickerson, to Derek Beckman, the son of Robert and Ann Beckman of Cassadaga, N.Y. Miss Nickerson is employed by WNYDDSO. Her fiance is employed by Country Ayre Farms. An August 2017 wedding is ...

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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 ...

MR. AND MRS.
MICHAEL
 MORGANTI

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 ...

MR. AND MRS. 
TIMOTHY J. MAHONEY

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 ...

MR. AND MRS. 
CHRISTOPHER STERLING 
KOZLOWSKI

Kozlowski — Benson

Katie Lynn Benson and Christopher Sterling Kozlowski exchanged wedding vows on July 29, 2016, at The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, N.Y. The Honorable Michael Arnold performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Melissa Eiffert. A prayer was read by Robin Bonfiglio. The bride is the daughter ...

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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 ...

Goggins

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 ...

ostrander

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 ...

seiler

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 ...