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Whirlybird Music, Arts Fest Saturday

The Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival, to take place Saturday. Whirlybird is a city wide, day-long community celebration with something for everyone. This year’s festival program will feature a multi-genre mix of local, regional and nationally touring musical acts complimented by pop-up ...

‘The Bachelorette,’ New Fiance Are Ready To Move Ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin and her new fiance, Garrett Yrigoyen, hope to move forward after controversy. Shortly after the season premiere, it was discovered that Yrigoyen had liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists and Parkland, Florida, ...

Just Plain Fun

Genre blending. Ragtime. Dixieland jazz. Rock. Swing. 1920s blues. Hot jazz. Preservationist. Time traveler. Vaudevillian glamor. Theatrical. Intoxicating. Whatever you want to label it, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers are just plain fun. It’s the kind of music that instantly puts a smile ...

Slayer Plays Last Time In Western New York

DARIEN CENTER — When they announced that this trip around was going to be the last, Slayer fans may have started looking for shows close to them. It was with good reason. On Aug. 3 it was the band’s final performance in western New York. Taking the stage with precision at 9:20 p.m. at ...

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Chautauqua: Week Eight

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Eight of its 2018 season. The week, which began Saturday and concludes Friday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stephenson, Kent State ...

Family Splits Year Between Chautauqua And Fort Lauderdale

Four generations of the Streeter Family have known nothing different than a lifestyle that sounds like a wish on a bucket list. Warm snowless, winters spent in Fort Lauderdale paired with summers spent in the shade of Chautauqua Institution while enjoying lake breezes seems like a dream, but it ...

For Adults Only Monarch Festival To Be Held

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is just for grown-ups. Monarchs and Margaritas, a special adults-only preview of the festival is 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. The Nature Center is transformed into a butterfly house full of lovely flowers and Monarchs in ...

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The Ultimate Speed Date In Florida

Sometimes things don’t always go as planned and you just have to make the most of it. A few months back I had booked a week off from work to camp at Yosemite in August with a friend. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other intentions and canceled that possibility, leaving me with all of this ...

Adventures With Our Pets

It has been a long time since I have written about our pets. When I was growing up I was not allowed to have any pets so moving to the farm with the opportunity to have them was a big deal for me. I have more than fulfilled my desire for pets having been a mother to several wild pets plus a ...

Why Esther Doesn’t Love Adam

Last vignette, we met Adam and he began to explore his anger masked as general irritability, grumpiness and cussing. Now in retirement, he was able to touch in with the source of his experience. A secondary effect to his moodiness was brought to light by Esther, his wife. She had dealt with ...

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas In July?

After jumping from winter right into summer, with no real spring to speak of, summer has brought with it the fires of “h-e-double toothpicks,” forcing many to crank up their central air conditioning, or their window air conditioners, or their ceiling fans, window fans, box fans or ...

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Seeing Our Home Through Different Eyes

Sometimes we need the vision of a “first-time” guest to open our eyes. We become desensitized to our surroundings and begin to take the wonders of our region for granted — seeing the familiar but not really seeing the unique. This happened to me recently when we took our house guests from ...

Catching Aquatic Turtles

I’ve always loved turtles. Since I was about 10 years old, I spent many summer days on foot or on my bike exploring streams and farm ponds near my home in southeastern Pennsylvania. Some days I’d get home for lunch, some days not. I loved getting wet on hot summer days; catching aquatic ...

A Walk In The Woods Reveals Diverse Plant Life

I sat at the table as the student while a fellow educator modeled a lesson. We first made observations of different tree leaves. Words poured out. Smooth, zig-zag, oval, pointed, thin, fuzzy, bumpy, green, symmetrical, not symmetrical, dark green, even darker green. She then asked, “Why are ...

Insignificant Events In The Life Of A Tree

Have you ever sat next to a tree and felt insignificant? There are trees in our area that are older than the country. They were growing when settlers moved in from afar and had been rooted in place as horses came in, were slowly replaced by steam engines, then cars. These ancient trees towered ...

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Senior Life Matters: Relief Deadline Is Sept. 30

Question: I am 66 and just preparing to sign up for Social Security. I did NOT sign up for Medicare because I had insurance from the exchange (Marketplace). Now they tell me I cannot sign up for Medicare and I will have a penalty. What do I do? I had insurance, what did I do wrong? Answer: I ...

8-Week Food Program To Launch In August

The Jamestown Renaissance Corp. is launching an eight-week pilot program to bring healthy foods throughout the city with a mobile market. “Thirty-seven percent of Jamestown residents live below the poverty line, and many of these individuals also lack transportation,” said Linnea ...

EPIC Program Saves People Cash

Question: My husband recently passed away and I called EPIC to report the change and now I have to start my deductible all over? WHY?? Answer: Let’s review what EPIC is and how it works first. New York State’s EPIC program (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) saves eligible ...

Grant Given To Administer Seniors Education Program

The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging’s Senior Nutrition Program was given a grant to administer the “Seniors’ Health Improvement and Nutrition Education Program.” This initiative is funded through the state Office of Temporary Disability Assistance in partnership with the Office ...

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Frewsburg Students Experience ‘Civil War Days’

In May, seventh-graders at Frewsburg Central School participated in the school’s first ever “Civil War Day.” The purpose of this all-day event was to give students a hands-on, interactive, in-depth opportunity to experience the history of our nation’s most devastating war. Frewsburg ...

Southwestern Raises Money For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Southwestern Middle School raised $1,200 to donate to Make-A-Wish, the largest wish-granting charity in the world, dedicated to making wishes come true for critically ill children. With the help of SWMS students and faculty, Mr. Beckerink and Mrs. Pannes found themselves in a very sticky ...

Chautauqua Lake Names Students Of The Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for May achievements are Thomas Gurga, Hannah Roush, Madison Kramer, Lucy Adams, Abigail Parker and Alexandra Reyda. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude ...

Persell Holds First Community Gardener Event

Persell Middle School’s Produce Patch was recently filled with potential gardeners at their first Community Garden event. Persell’s Family & Community Engagement Committee partnered up with the Persell Produce Patch to hold the event in the school garden. Teachers Lina Scoma, Devyn ...

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Birth

TOWN — To Adam and Jaynilyn Town of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 6, 2018, a son, Jack Thomas Town. Grandparents are Don and Jill Zeolle and Tim and Lori Town.

Births

ALLESSI — To Steve and Kerri Allessi of Dunkirk, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 9, 2018, a dughter, Emmalynn Allessi. Grandparents are Tom and Divina Rhinehart, Sherrie Rhinehart, John and Susan Allessi. CALDWELL — To Bryan and Amanda Caldwell in UPMC Chautauqua, ...

Births

TOWN — To Adam and Jaynilyn Town of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 2018, a son, Jack Thomas Town. Grandparents are Don Jill Zeolle and Tim and Lori Town.

Births

COLLEY — To William and Sheldyn Colley of Jamestown, in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on July 19, 2018, a daughter, Zayda May Colley. Grandparents are Vern and Candy Roberts of Frewsburg and Ron and Mary Brooks of Steamburg. EMMICK — To Jacob Emmick and Tatyana Haskins of 393 Buffalo ...

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Tarbell – Swan

Roberta Tarbell of Sinclairville, N.Y., announces the engagement of her daughter, Billie Jo, to Brian Swan, the son of Everett and Joan Swan of Dewittville, N.Y. Miss Tarbell is also the daughter of the late Nevon Tarbell. Miss Tarbell is a 1992 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School ...

Laperruque — Smith

Mark and Nancy Smith of Mayville, N.Y., announce the engagement of their son, Justin Stephen Smith, to Emma Rebecca Laperruque, the daughter of Scott and Amy Laperruque of Short Hills, N.J. Miss Laperruque is a graduate of Millburn High School in Short Hills and earned her Bachelor of Arts in ...

Cummings — Gleason

Scot and Beth Cummings of Mayville, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Jacob Gleason, the son of Steve and Wendy Gleason of Jamestown, N.Y., and Robert Rachele Genburg of Ashville, N.Y. Miss Cummings is a graduate of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Mercyhurst North ...

Flannery — Hunter

Rhonda and Mark Joiner and Edward Flannery of Lewiston, Maine, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Flannery, to Adam Hunter, the son of Manuel and Patricia Hunter of Jamestown, N.Y., and the grandson of H. Frederick and Marilyn Erickson of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Flannery is a ...

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Gustafson — Farrar

Jane Elizabeth Farrar and Alexander Richard Gustafson exchanged wedding vows on July 14, 2018, at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, Gerry, N.Y. Recia Meyers performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father. The bride is the daughter of William and Lucie Farrar III of Portland, N.Y. Her ...

Abbey — Muntz

Amanda Gail Muntz and Cody Michael Abbey exchanged wedding vows on June 2, 2018, at the Ellington Rod and Gun. Jill M. Muntz, cousin of the bride performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Jill Muntz and the granddaughter of David and Patricia Anderson, all of Busti. Her ...

Beals — Carrillo

Marii Carrillo and Brandon Beals exchanged wedding vows Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Louisburg, N.C. The Rev. Dan Keefe, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cesar and Lila Carrillo of Louisburg, N.C. Her husband is the son of Todd and Karen Beals of ...

Carlstrom — Turner

Mackenzie Turner and Jake Carlstrom exchanged wedding vows on April 21, 2018, at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds. The bride is the daughter of John and Valerie Turner from Cambridge Springs, Pa. Her husband is the son of Darren Carlstrom and Wendy Imm of Sinclairville, N.Y.

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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 ...

Frushone

David A. and Mollyann G. Frushone celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their vows and a surprise dinner party at the Lawson Boat Center in Bemus Point, N.Y. The celebration was hosted by their children and grandchildren. They are the parents of Christopher D. (Laura) ...

McNallie

Craig and Cindy McNallie of Fluvanna-Townline Road celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their vows, a party and trip to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The trip and party were hosted by their children: Shane (Lily) McNallie of Tennessee, Kellie (Jarred) Warner of ...

Heintzelman — Bisson

Nancy Heintzelman of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of her daughter, Lisa, to Eric Bisson, the son of Kim Bisson of North Canton, Ohio, and Sandra Watrous of Lexington, Ohio. Miss Heintzelman is also the daughter of the late Robert Heintzelman. Miss Heintzelman is a graduate of the ...