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Natural Progression

Cold Lazarus is moving in a new direction. And the band members want it that way. “I guess for us it was kind of step forward in terms of our writing,” bassist Gavin Paterniti said. “In my opinion, it’s a little bit more of a cohesive record than the previous album in the sense that ...

Write Now: Besides Records, Record Stores Held A Wealth Of Information

It was like yesterday. I have fond memories of going to the mall as young teen. It was the transition between sixth and seventh grade. That summer some things changed. I have always loved music in some form or shape, but as a young teen, I began to play with my toys less. The change ...

Write Now: Writing Techniques May Help

When an athlete performs at the highest level, some would say he is in the zone or experiencing a flow state. Writers, too, can experience a flow state, but in a somewhat different form. There are some techniques, stream of consciousness, free write, mashup, and brainstorming where writers ...

Fundraiser

The Eagle will land again. This time it will be in Lakewood at Southern Tier Brewing Company as part of The Great American Picnic, a fundraiser for WRFA. According to General Manager Dennis Drew, the picnic has been in place since 2012. This year, Drew said, the picnic is Tuesday, and the ...

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10 Years Later

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, ...

How It Once Was

Not only was the world a much different place when Marion Wade grew up in East Randolph, but the little village was as well. When the 93-year-old woman was born in the former WCA Hospital, her family lived outside of East Randolph but eventually moved to Main Street and then to Church Street. ...

‘Glory To God’

When Karen Martin learned to sew in her high school home economics class, she had no idea she would one day be part of a ministry to support cancer patients. “God gave me this talent to sew. I want God to have the glory, not me. I like doing things for people and helping in the ...

Extraordinarily Ordinary

“My life is very ordinary,” says 94-year old Alice Lindquist. “I was just a farmer’s wife who has done nothing of note.” Her birth took place on Jan. 22, 1925 on Conewango’s Seager Hill Road. Albert and Beatrice Barton, raised four sons and two daughters on the family farm. As was ...

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Oberlin College’s Racial Hucksterism Comes Home To Roost

As a right-wing alumna of far-left Oberlin College, I have four words for the administration in response to last week’s ground-breaking $11 million jury verdict in the defaming of humble Gibson’s Bakery: You had it coming. I have five more words for Oberlin as arrogant college officials ...

Memories Of Dancing With Allan Burns

I’m driving down Route 394 on the west side of the lake here in Western New York, 50 miles from the Canadian border. The ice is gone now on our glacial lake, 20 miles of it end to end. The winter with it. The sky is full of birds, soaring, cawing, wild with spring. On comes a song some ...

New Friends Made At Camp

Going to summer camp was a good experience. My friends went to camp long before I did. Some of them went to Girl Scout camp while others went to Camp in the Woods, a primitive camp where they slept in tents. My mother did not choose either of these options for my camping experience. I ...

Biden Takes Heat For Evolving Stance

WASHINGTON — Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. The Democratic contest for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination has begun to pivot from the competition among self-identified progressive candidates to cutting Joe Biden’s wide early lead in the polls among the 23-candidate ...

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Poking About My Yard

I took a few minutes to poke around my yard before writing this today. My usual poking involves weeding, planting seeds and checking out how flowers and fruit are developing. Today, I was poking around for ideas to write about. Even though it is not very large, my yard is a delightful place ...

Perspective

Working in a garden can force a change in perspective. Kneeling down to get hands in the dirt, plants tower over the gardener. They no longer look down on plants but look through. On one particular day while gardening, I found myself face to face with sturdy stems and broad curved leaves of ...

A Most Unusual Nest, Built Low Down

Linda and our grandson, Garek, burst into the apartment a few weeks ago excitedly out of breath. “We’ve got a nest with two white eggs to identify,” she said. “Sounds like a mourning dove,” I replied. “But it was on the ground,” Linda answered. That got my attention. ...

Ferns, Fronds, Fiddleheads Are Diverse

The local woodlands, wetlands and streambanks of the Chautauqua watershed beckon us to explore their gifts of natural beauty and biological diversity, and the complex community of creatures living there has much to teach us. One lovely but often over-looked group of organisms, the ferns, ...

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New Office Will Provide Plenty Of Local Services

Question: When I called your office to make an appointment, Karen said you are all moving in the coming days. I did not need an appointment immediately, so your move didn’t impact my needs. Where are you moving and why? Answer: For those clients who have known me for a number of years, you ...

Medical ID Theft Is Serious Business, Not Just For Seniors

Medical identity theft is serious business, and 1.5 million Americans are victims of Medical ID theft yearly. The average cost to fix medical ID theft for someone is more than $20,000 per incident. Medical ID theft occurs when someone steals personal information — such as your name and ...

County OFA Announces Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has announced this year’s distribution of Senior Farmer’s Market coupon books. Coupons will be distributed on: ¯ Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until coupon books are gone at the Westfield Farmer’s Market, Moore ...

County Genealogical Society Annual Open House Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will hold an open house on Tuesday from 1-7:45 p.m. in the Garland Room of Barker Library/Museum. The business meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Barker Museum will also be open during these hours. Members of the ...

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Jamestown High School Class Of 2019 Top 5%

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2019 Top 5%. These well-rounded, academically-talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2019 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Tower Garden Project Used To Teach Students

Ring Elementary School second graders in Samantha Hasbrouck’s class are learning a bit more about healthy foods with their Tower Garden provided by the Chautauqua County Health Network. The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allowing students to grow up to 20 vegetables, ...

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Births

DUPLER — To Andy and Sarah Dupler of Williamsville, N.Y., Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, May 25, 2019, a daughter, Elizabeth Rae Dupler. Grandparents are Rod and Linda Dupler of Jamestown, N.Y., and Jim and Debbie Bernsdorf of Williamsville, N.Y. GENCO — To Phillip and Allison Genco ...

Births

BAILEY — To Jordan and Skyler Bailey of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 16, 2019, a daughter, Sierra Charlene Bailey. Grandparents are Scott and Sandra Bailey and Todd and Rhonda Bellardo. LASKA — To Steven and Taylore Laska of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

Births

BESSE — To Frank Besse and Ginger Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on May 9, 2019, a son, Salvatore James Besse. CLARK — To Alex M. and Samantha J. Clark of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on April 30, 2019, a daughter, Kaeli Ann Clark. ...

Births

MONACELLI — To Bradley "B.J." and Genevieve Elizabeth Barbara Monacelli of Cassadaga, N.Y., in the Buffalo Birthing Center, Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2019, a daughter, Viviana Genevieve "Vivi" Monacelli. Grandparents are Tom and Cheryl Beichner and Glenn and Lisa Monacelli, all of Cassadaga.

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Roosa — Sundholm

Elizabeth Roosa and Adam Sundholm together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Roosa is the daughter of Karen and Gerald Roosa of Randolph, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Sandra and Andrzej Kopiczak of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late Jon Sundholm. Miss Roosa is a graduate of ...

Reed — Warner

Warren and Tammy Reed of Gerry, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra, to Carter Warner, the son of Tom and Valerie Warner of Middleburgh, N.Y. Miss Reed is also the granddaughter of Edna and Robert Kibbe of Gerry, N.Y., and the late E. Eric and Irene Reed. Miss Reed is a ...

Laury — Sadowski

Nancy Wittington of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of her daughter, Lindsay Nicole Laury, to Ryan Michael Sadowski, the son of LeeAnne and Duane Sadowski of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Whittington is also the daughter of the Clayton Whittington. Miss Laury is a 2003 graduate of Jamestown ...

Nyman — Lundmark

Kurt and Anne Nyman of South Glastonbury, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Anne, to Jason M. Lundmark, the son of Jeffrey and Judy Lundmark of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Nyman is a 2007 graduate of Kingswood Oxford High School and a 2011 graduate of Elizabethtown College ...

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Soderberg — Clark

Jessica Clark and Mark Soderberg exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 19, 2019, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Jay Baehr performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Vince Joy and John Clark, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Michael Lennon of ...

Whitted — Davis

Cameron Davis and David Whitted exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2018, at the West Springfield Government Center in Fairfax County, Va. Richard Bulova, marriage celebrant performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Sandy Davis of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of ...

Dugan — Taylor

Jennifer Taylor and William Dugan exchanged vows on Sept. 29, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the garden chapel at the Flamingo resort. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Taylor, formerly of Stockton, N.Y. Her ...

Donath — Henshaw

Abigail Kristin Henshaw and Jonathan Edward Donath exchanged wedding vows June 30, 2018, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Titus Martin and Pastor Joseph Pascoe, uncle of the bride performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Ann Harris on Harp, Curt Scott, pianist and soloist. Sarah ...

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MR. AND MRS. PAUL H. LINDQUIST

Paul H. and MaryAnn Lindquist of Lakewood, N.Y., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2019, with a family dinner and June 15, 2019, with a family cook-out at Viking Lake Campground on Chautauqua Lake. The celebration was hosted by their children: ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM LARSON

William and Carol Larson of West Ellicott, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2019 with a family dinner at Gially’s, Jamestown, N.Y. The dinner was hosted by their children: Sandy (Tom) Calalesina, Marsha (Scott) Forsberg, Rick (Dawn) Larson and Karen (Andy) Coccagnia. They ...

Walsh

Thomas and Marcia Walsh of Kennedy N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a day of fun which included family pictures and a family dinner at The Bellview in Falconer, N.Y. They are the parents of Rebecca (Joseph) LoPresti of Frewsburg, N.Y., Denise (Terry) Powell and Tommy Walsh, ...

Talbot

Dennis and Lois Talbot of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 2019. Along with their family, they celebrated aboard a cruise to the Bahamas and Coco Cay Island.