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Experts Say: Don’t Hibernate. Exercise. Treat Yourself. Do Something.

Although she’s lived in Cortland for more than a decade, Juliana Garcia remembers the shock of New York winters compared to her hometown in Texas — the freezing weather and lack of sunshine were a one-way ticket to a winter slump. There’s no one right way to wipe out the winter blues, ...

The Household Division Of Duties

I’m going to bet that all of you long-time married couples divided up your household duties a long time ago and without much discussion. You weren’t like the couples of today who sit down and draw up actual contracts so all the toils of life are divided fair and square—-down to the ...

All In The Family: Conewango Valley Business Thrives

Lenny Armstrong has worked in the lumber business for most of his adult life. It runs deep in the roots of his family, beginning with his wife, Lisa. Many years ago, her great-grandfather and great-uncle founded Studd and Whipple, a lumber business in Conewango Valley. Throughout the years ...

Community Life: New Friends Run Successful Business

I recently met Amy Jarzynski after sending a message to Jesse's Home and Gifts when planning an outing with a few friends to the Gowanda area. Due to needing another stop, I checked their Facebook page and was disappointed to find they weren't open on Mondays, our outing day. Hoping the hours ...

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Off The Beaten Trail

We have been traveling for 18 days on our uncharted, breakout trip to New England, after 16 months of staying close to home because of Covid-19 restrictions. We have seen breathtaking views, heard interesting stories, searched for eateries and overnight accommodations and happened upon crazy ...

A Ride On The Cog Railroad

After my husband, Fred, and I had had enough of staying close to home for over a year, we decided it was time to take to the road again. I would have been alarmed to see how close to comfortable we had become with the earlier situation, if not for our frequent drives on many back roads in ...

Hanging Out In New Hampshire

My husband and I decided it was past time to get on the road, therefore we left home on fairly short notice and have traveled through the Finger Lakes area, looked at a few locks and have happily wandered around Vermont and New Hampshire. All of this was done without a plan, other than to go ...

Road Less Traveled

A very long period of staying relatively close to home, caused my spouse and me to break out for an impulse trip. Our only goal was to head toward New England. We planned to take the road less traveled and turn where we saw signs telling of something of interest ahead. We did a bit of ...

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Americans, Grocers, Grapple With Ongoing Food Shortages, High Prices

Are you stocking up on food? Because I did a deep dive into high food prices this week and some experts are warning that it's only going to get worse over the next year or two. I got walloped at the grocery stores last week, spending double what I normally do. Granted, that included ...

The Passing of a True Shepherd

I have been fortunate, in my life, to have served under, with, for, and alongside some truly great leaders, not just of organizations, but of men, women, and children. I have watched some of these people serve others willingly, unconditionally, unbegrudgingly, without judgement, and always ...

Developing Resilience Through Life’s Hardships

Alyssa McCutcheon, LMSW Family Service of the Chautauqua Region Chances are you can think of that one friend or relative you know that seems to radiate strength and resilience in times of hardship. Maybe they’ve been through an illness or major life-changing event, yet they continue to ...

This Wimp’s Reason For Wearing A Mask

I ought to have your safety in mind when I wear my COVID-slowing mask in public. That would be noble. But I have a more gut-level motivation: Fear. Stark, naked fear. Fear of COVID is in the mix, but it is way back in my subconscious. Fear of getting my face slapped is right out there ...

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More Improvements Take Place At Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Preserves

In the second half of 2021, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy continued to make improvements and enhancements on several of its nature preserves, expanding on the many opportunities for you to get outside and get in touch with nature! A new trail loop at the Dobbins Woods Preserve in ...

Sowing The Seeds For 2022 Conservation Action

Happy holidays to you! As I write this, nature is in that transition time when flowers and trees go to sleep for the winter, with leaves, seeds and nuts falling to the ground, and the latter waiting to emerge in the spring. CWC, like nature, is finishing one season of activity and now planting ...

Most Herbs Don’t Thrive On Winter Windowsills. Two Do.

Windowsill herb plants would seem a perfect antidote to winter’s visual and culinary blandness, except that such plants rarely do as well as billed. The ideal windowsill herb thrives despite dry air and relatively low light conditions to offer intense aroma and flavor. And it should be a ...

‘Tis the Season for Salt — And Frozen Dog Poo

With the colder temperatures and snowfall arriving, it’s a good time to talk about salt deicers and frozen dog poo…two environmental issues that deserve some attention during wintertime here in western New York. Salt and bagged deicers do an amazing job of melting ice and preventing ...

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Resolve To Have Healthy Bones

We have all been there. The start of a new year starts us thinking about ways to make some improvement to our health or wellbeing. All too often we make general statements of “Losing Weight”, “Increasing Strength”, or “Getting More Sleep”. But, in order to set yourself up for ...

Mortgage Help Is Available

This month New York State has launched a new program to help homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk ...

Senior Action Council Is Ready To Help The Elderly

If you have not heard of this New York StateWide Senior Action Council, listen up- this could be helpful to you or someone you know. This organization is a powerhouse! The web site is https://www.nysenior.org/ According to the web site the mission statement speaks volumes! ¯ The purposes ...

Retiree Cooks Up Volunteer Career At Illinois Mission

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Bored with retirement, Ron Rasberry got off the couch and headed to the kitchen. Not his, but the South Side Mission’s. “I just wanted to stop being lazy,” Rasberry, 71, says with a chuckle. “That couch was killing me.” Hoping to improve his kitchen ...

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Golden Abe Statue A Reward At Lincoln

Lincoln Elementary School sets high standards for its students and staff but also understands the importance of recognizing when they are met, or often, exceeded. The school has three ways it highlights students and staff: the Spotlight Scholar Award, a Staff Spotlight on Facebook and the ...

Lincoln Teachers Use TalkingPoints to Connect with Families

“TalkingPoints is a great tool to talk directly to families, as a friend and partner, about their children, rather than ‘like a teacher,” said Lincoln Elementary School second grade teacher, Mary Cook. “I try to be as friendly as possible even if I have a tough situation I need to ...

Lincoln Elementary School Celebrated Socktober

Lincoln Elementary School students went a little “sock-crazy” in October but it was all for a good cause - to help out their community. Each month, the school’s PBIS team focuses on a character trait school wide. As Bullying Prevention Week is in October, the school focused on kindness. ...

umpkin Painting Party One Example Of Parents’ Involvement Through Program

Recently, Lincoln Elementary School students and their families enrolled in the PACERS program had the opportunity to attend a “Pumpkin Painting Party.” Kelly Jose and Kat Freeman put together fun activities including pumpkin painting, games, chalk art and refreshments to encourage ...

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Births

DUDLEY-BLAKE — To Kaiden Blake and Madison Dudley of 26 Jackson St., Mayville, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 2021, a daughter, Francesca Ryan Dudley-Blake. Grandparents are Julie and Jason Dudley and Heidi Turner.

Births

BESSE — To Frank and Ginger Besse of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua Jamestown, N.Y., on July 30, 2021, a daughter, Mabel Irene Besse.

Births

DARLING — To Kevin and Katie Darling of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on June 16, 2021, a daughter, Sophia Grace Darling. Grandparents are Mark and Tammy Nelson and Bob and Linda Darling. DULANEY — To Frankilin Dulaney and Emily Anderson of 1436 Hartson Road, ...

Births

WINSHIP — To Michael and Ashley Winship of Jamestown, N.Y., on July 16, 2021, at UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Olivia Lynn Winship. Grandparents are Vicky and Marty Meneo, Bruce Waid and Joette and Doug Winship.

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Engagement

Mr. Arnold Allen Hewitt of Jamestown, N.Y. is pleased to announce the engagement of his sister, Ms. Diane Hewitt-Johnson, to Mr. J. Mark Johnson, brother of Sharon Riggs of Nolensville, Tenn. Ms. Hewitt-Johnson, a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College, is the CEO at Chautauqua Opportunities ...

Engagement

Lord—Leonard Chuck and Lorraine Leonard of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of their son, Charles G. Leonard to Jasmine Lord, the daughter of Kevin Millward and Shelly Lord of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Lord is a graduate of Jamestown High School and the ...

Engagements

Graham —Tapen Michael and Jennifer Graham of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Johnna Elizabeth to Dr. Thomas Tapen, the son of Patrick and Valerie Tapen of Springfield, Va. Miss Graham is a 2013 graduate of Jamestown High School, 2017 graduate of Cornell ...

Engagements

Jill Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., announces the engagement of her son, Matthew, to Nina LaCombe, the daughter of David and Marjorie LaCombe of Syracuse, N.Y. Miss LaCombe is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Indiana University of Pennyslvania, with a master’s degree in student affairs in higher ...

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Vows Pledged

Liuzzo — Williamson Drs. Amy Williamson and Lucas Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 7, 2021, in Lancaster, Ohio. Dr. Jacob Buffo performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Candace and James Williamson of Pickerington, Ohio. Her husband is the son of Leslie and Joseph ...

Hoitink — Kramer

Hoitink — Kramer Janice Kramer and Ryan Hoitink exchanged vows at sunset on Sept.23, 2021.

Vows Pledged

Liuzzo — Williamson Drs. Amy Williamson and Lucas Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 7, 2021, in Lancaster, Ohio. Dr. Jacob Buffo performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Candace and James Williamson of Pickerington, Ohio. Her husband is the son of Leslie and Joseph ...

Syper-Trippy/Kircher

Dennis Andrew Syper and Candace Trippy/Kircher graduated from Mayville Central School in early 1960. A serendipitous re-connection 61 years later led to marriage on July 18, 2021, at Webb’s Captains Table. Attendants were beloved, combined grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Amanda, ...

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Anniversary

Joseph and Carol Lisciandro of West Ellicott celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2021, with a family dinner at the Landmark Restaurant, and the renewal of their wedding vows at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Paul Cygan performed the ceremony. The celebration ...

Anniversary

Johnson Steven and Deborah Johnson of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 50 anniversary on Aug. 28, 2021, and have an anniversary trip planned for March 2022 to Little Cayman Island. They are the parents of Christina Johnson of Mayville, N.Y., and Katherine Stahl of Indio, Calif. They are also ...

Flint

Anthony and Joanne Flint of Jamestown, N.Y.,celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 13, 2021. They are the parents of Michael (Lisa) Johnson of Kent, Ohio, and Anthony Flint of Jamestown, N.Y. They are the grandparents of Ben (Ashley) Johnson and Zach Johnson. They also have a ...

Mr. And Mrs. Craig Aaron Young

Craig Aaron and Jennie Marie Young of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gifted family trip to Universal Studios from their son, Patrick and Lesley Young, along with their son, Christopher and three grandsons. Young and the former Jennie Marie LaPresto were ...