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I Got A Name

Cold Lazarus. Yes, we finally have a name, folks! The new project, which currently includes my partners in rhythmic tonality Adam Gould and Marc Scapelitte, and will probably expand to include more eventually, is still forging ahead at a fervent and rapid pace. Thus far, we have five ...

Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

It’s nice to have finally learned to recognize and appreciate the moments when creativity finds me, instead of the other way around. I mentioned last week how this new band I’ve found myself in has benefited me from an artistic standpoint, but I’ve also discovered some emotional and ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature live performances by The Bogarts during the taping of its upcoming Thursday, Jan. 12, episode.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Burke, Parker, Bogarts In Taping

With the start of a new year comes a fresh installment of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour,” this time featuring a lineup of roots connoisseurs and alt-country purveyors. Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. ...

Nothing Is Sound

  A new year doesn’t always necessitate a new beginning for everyone, but I think a lot of people do try and see it as an opportunity to explore new horizons. For me, obviously, this translates to the consideration of new musical endeavors. Last month, I started up a new, as yet ...

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Pictured are some of the works to be included in the “Hope in the Dark” art exhibit, which will be on display at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery from Saturday through Feb. 24.
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3rd On 3rd Gallery To Open Exhibit Saturday

A new art exhibit set to debut at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery this weekend is attempting to bring about a silver lining to the gloomy global events of 2016. Located on the third floor at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the gallery will present the new exhibit, “Hope in the Dark,” ...

Tony Trischka, a pioneer of five-string banjo and roots music, will perform on the Thursday, Jan. 26, episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” in the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater.
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Banjo Innovator Trischka To Perform On ‘Rolling Hills Radio’

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will welcome a pioneer of five-string banjo during the live taping of its 60th episode from a new location next week. The program will host roots musician Tony Trischka at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater on Thursday, Jan. 26, ...

Our hemlocks face a serious menace. A diminutive but deadly insect invader, the hemlock woolly adelgid, now threatens the watershed forests of our region.
Photo by Becky Nystrom

Help For The Hemlocks

A week ago, a hardy group of volunteers kicked off our 2017 CWC/RTPI/JCC Hemlock Wooly Adelgid survey season in frigid conditions at Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Dobbins Woods Preserve on Bly Hill Road in Ashville, checking for a tiny but frightening threat to our beloved hemlock ...

Grasslands are a habitat where animals can find food and shelter to rest and reproduce. 
Photo by Jennifer Schlick.

Identifying And Connecting With Birds

On a recent drive across the long stretch of I-86 in southern New York State I started counting.  After four hours I counted six. Some were on telephone poles, some on trees and one I witnessed swooping down to, I can only assume, catch a rodent. I was pretty confident all six were Red-tailed ...

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Couple’s Long, Joyful Marriage Is Based On Three Principals

DEAR ABBY: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women. Some of them seem unable to get objective advice that would make themselves and their marriages happier. I’m fortunate to be happily married (33 years) to a wonderful woman who has a clear perspective. Three pearls ...

Bathroom Habit Has Husband Calling Wife A ‘Germaphobe’

DEAR DR. ROACH: My spouse believes that I am being “germophobic” over his bathroom habits. Among other things: He uses a hand towel to wipe the inside of his sink and countertop, and then uses the same towel to wipe his mouth, face and hands. He says he won’t die from this, but his lack ...

City Is Fortunate To Have Musical Outlets

To The Reader’s Forum: Jamestown is blessed with tremendous musical talent. Just go around to the area churches and outstanding musicianship rises up from within the ranks. Whether contemporary or traditional, informal or formal, classically trained or self-taught, the superb voices in song ...

What Happened To The Honeymoon?

WASHINGTON — The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and ...

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Protecting your forest with a conservation easement can ensure it will remain a forest in perpetuity.
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Land Conservation: Creating A Legacy Through Protection

A Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy conservationist’s job sometimes involves talking to land owners and providing information and options to help them make decisions which will protect their enjoyment and use of their land, while also protecting the Chautauqua watershed from further damage. ...

The Audubon Community Nature Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a natural history calendar that features stories of how wildlife has changed in the last 60 years as well as photos of staff, volunteers and visitors from the past.
Photo by Dave Cooney

Nature Center Celebrates 60 Years With Calendar

What marks the first day of winter? Is it the first snowfall or the winter solstice, which marks the longest night of the year in late December and is the official start of winter? For me, it’s the first snow, a date that is much less predictable. Many other things in nature are far easier to ...

Red Squirrels: Six Ounces Of Nastiness

A walk through an evergreen forest on a cold late fall or winter day calms the soul. Wind whispers through the limber boughs overhead, and the fragrant aroma of conifers completes the experience. In such settings, I usually find a log, sit, and drink in the scene. Often, however, a loud ...

How the lights get in.

A Late Fall Hike

I’ve been in the office quite a bit lately so when I had a long break in my schedule on a sunny November day, I took the opportunity to take a hike. Since I was close I headed to the Westside Overland Trail that runs 24 miles from the town of Harmony to Mayville in New York. The sunlight ...

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Holidays Are Hard On Your Heart

The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s conjures up warm visions of family gatherings, traditional meals, and holiday events.  Few of us think of the holidays as the heart attack risk factor that research shows them to be. A study published in the research journal ...

Santa For Seniors Project To Deliver Christmas Goodies

Every year the Office for the Aging helps to bring Christmas to isolated seniors throughout Chautauqua County. The Santa for Seniors project delivers a gift bag filled with goodies and everyday essentials, a holiday meal, cookies and a card to over 150 seniors. Since government funds cannot be ...

Improving Dementia Diagnoses And Treatment In WNY

As a result of a collaboration between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Buffalo, support is now available to provide specialized dementia care services in the primary care settings across the counties of Western New York (WNY). Primary care providers in WNY can ...

Key points For Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Services

  Chautauqua County NY Connects phone line is available to all people in Chautauqua County, as a first call for information and assistance for long-term care needs for anyone- of any age. Long-term care needs are not just nursing home information. You may need long-term care at home in ...

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JHS photographers, Donald Karr III, Jayden Schultz and Y’Monie Miller worked in the JHS portrait studio during Digital Photography.

Teaching Palette: Differentiated Instruction In Middle School Art

Jamestown Public Schools has one uniform focus for the district this year, Differentiated Instruction. Middle School art teachers have found that Differentiated Instruction is a practice that has naturally been part of their art classes, but are now learning and focusing on getting better at ...

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JHS Sports Build Strong Students And Community Members

“It is so important for Jamestown Schools to have a strong athletic program as it gives students the opportunity to express themselves and find what they are passionate about,” said Jamestown High School senior, Olivia Reinhardt, who plays basketball, runs track and has applied to ...

Middle School Sports Program Prepares Students For JHS

Jamestown Public Schools is committed to helping our middle school students find, and try, a sport that they may be interested in pursing in high school or in some cases as a lifelong physical activity. At the middle school level, students can choose from 30 modified sports teams:  baseball, ...

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IRELAND

IRELAND — To Katie Ireland of Bemus Point, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y., on Nov. 17, 2016, a daughter, Ella Joyce Ireland. Grandparents are Jerry and Julieanne Stanton and Jeffrey and Brenda Ireland.

Births

BAILEY — To Kevin M. and Krissa Bailey of 51 Pine St., South Dayton, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 2016, a son, Julian Michael Bailey. CHAMPLIN — To Scott and Lisa Champlin of Randolph, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 2017, a ...

Births

FRANCIS — To Keron and Marie Francis of 393 Falconer St., Jamestown, N.Y., in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., on Dec. 27, 2016, a daughter, Key’ana Dawn Francis. SHOUP — To Roxanne Shoup of  Gerry, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA, on Dec. 16, 2016, a daughter, Aria Jayde Shoup.  ...

Births

GABRIEL — To Joshua and Rachael Gabriel of Clymer, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y., on Dec. 27, 2016, a daughter, Sophia Grace Gabriel. Grandparents are Duane and Cindy Gabriel, Frank and Ronda Migliore, Bill Piazza and Kelly Becker. Great-grandparents are Livonia ...

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Hallberg — Hoyos Garrido

Dan and Becky Hallberg of Frewsburg, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci, to Juan Martin Hoyos Garrido, the son of Jorge Humbeito Hoyos and Patricia Garrido de Hoyos of Cali, Columbia. Miss Hallberg is a 2008 graduate of Frewsburg Central School and a 2012 graduate of ...

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Dallas — Thompson

Tom and Teresa Dallas of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tenille, to Nathan Thompson, the son of Bill and Mary Thompson of Westfield, N.Y. Miss Dallas is also the granddaughter of Bill Dallas of Greenhurst, N.Y., and the late Carol Dallas, John Lundmark of Jamestown, ...

BURNETT-OYER

Burnett — Oyer

Aaron and Kathy Burnett of Stockton, N.Y. and Theresa Enix of Sinclairville, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige L., to Patrick D. Oyer, the son of Patrick J. and Darlene Oyer Jr. of Randolph, N.Y. Miss Burnett is a graduate of Maple Grove High School, and is employed by ...

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Smith — Caldwell

Ken and Becky Smith of Randolph, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen, to Dylan Caldwell, the son of Tim Caldwell of Jamestown, N.Y., and Rhonda Smith of Cherry Creek, N.Y. Miss Smith is a 2014 graduate of Randolph High School and is employed by Panache Salon & Day ...

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WINDSOR-SCHMITT

Windsor — Schmitt

Andrea Schmitt and Austin Windsor exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 27, 2016, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Craig Sumner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Leslie Johnson, Bob and Jodi Schmitt and Steve Johnson of the Mayville and Jamestown, ...

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Jock — Haskell

Justine Haskell and Christopher Jock exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 10, 2016, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Olean, N.Y. The Rev. Kim Rossi performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Christopher and Victoria Haskell of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Madeline ...

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Williams — Swanson

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lincoln Williams of The Woodlands, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirsten Gail, to Peter Andrew Swanson, the son of Linda V. Swanson of Lakewood, N.Y., and the late Dr. Randall L. Swanson. Mr. Swanson is also the grandson of Jean Voltmann of Jamestown, N.Y., ...

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Bartok — Graham

Catherine Graham and Joshua Bartok exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 1, 2016, in the Mayville Fire Department, Mayville, N.Y. The Honorable Martin Bova, Village Mayor of Mayville, performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Randy Graham. The bride is the daughter of  Jeffrey and Kimberly ...

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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 ...

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Lisciandro

Joseph and Carol Lisciandro of West Ellicott celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 21, 2016, at a family dinner at the Landmark Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children: Diana and Randy Graham, Rita and Rob Newell, John Lisciandro and Carl and Dawn Lisciandro. They ...

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DENNIS
BARRY

Barry

Dennis and Wendella Barry of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2016, with a family dinner at La Scala’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children: Dennis Barry of Bloomingburg, N.Y., and Kimberly (Hugh) Barry Kennedy of Jamestown, N.Y. They ...

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MR. AND MRS. GARTH SECOR

Garth and Elizabeth Secor celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17, 2016 at the Rosch Center. The celebration was hosted by their children: Shari Erickson (Rick) of Jamestown, N.Y., Shelly Davis (Jerry), Steve Secor (Linda) of Ashville, N.Y., and the late Susan B. Gustafson (Dave) ...