There will be several black friday deals related with photography available online.
Screenshot image by Chad Ecklof

Black Friday Deals On Learning

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! The holidays are here and, if you’re like me, you’re thinking about all the great deals that are coming up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For a photographer, these deals can be significant when it comes to upgrading your gear. ...

One of the last lumps of coal scheduled to power the steamboats on Chautauqua Lake, saved from burning to be preserved in the museum in 1963.

The Rise And Fall Of Coal

The artifact for today’s Hometown History could perhaps be an advertisement for a Christmas gift for some in our community — a lump of coal. This is a lump of coal that you might not mind getting in your stocking, however. It was taken from the last load from the last run of the last ...

The Probables will give a Thanksgiving Eve performance at Craft Burgers and Brews, 60 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood, on Wednesday from 7-10 p.m.
Submitted photo by Cindy Johnson

Encore Performance

LAKEWOOD — The Probables, who have the distinction of being the first band to perform at Craft Burgers and Brews earlier this year, will make their return to the Lakewood establishment next week. The band will perform at the 60 Chautauqua Ave. bar and grill Wednesday for a Thanksgiving Eve ...

Kathleen Lombardo of Gerry recently published her first book, a children’s book entitled “Clover.” The story tells of Lombardo’s real-life pet cow, Clover, and encourages children to recognize and celebrate diversity among their peers.
Submitted photos

Kathleen Lombardo Publishes Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity

First-time author Kathleen Lombardo is drawing from her own life experience to encourage children to recognize and celebrate diversity among their peers. The Gerry resident recently published her first book, “Clover,” a book chronicling the life of her real-life pet cow, Clover, and how ...

When Day And Dream Unite

This weekend I’ll be able to scratch off a bucket-list item in my playing career. It might sound kind of silly, but it’s been a longtime desire of mine to play at Shawbucks in Jamestown; ever since I was a kid and my parents would drive me past the big building with the bright neon guitar ...

The Hendrickson farm Backanas, in Jonkoping, Smaland, Sweden.
Photo credits by Gosta Hedstrom, family archives and Sandy Robison

A Shadowy Narrative

Many of us have unfinished histories of our families who came from other lands. That is true for my family, particularly on the Johnson side. I know little about my paternal great grandmother, and it troubles me. It’s no surprise my Johnson aunts kept the family stories close; that was ...

Shari Jamieson is perched on a newly “revisioned” bench while displaying pieces afixed with the vinyl decals she designs. The antique popcorn popper is another of her revisioned pieces.
P-J photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Creative Expression

Nana’s Meatballs Creativity can present itself in many ways, and Shari Jamieson’s talents are abundant. She can envision uses for a flea market, an antique shop and estate sale finds, to the point that she felt the need to start So Very Shari Creations, her home-based business. ...

Exposure can make or break your photo. Make sure you’re adjusting accordingly.
Graphic by Chad Ecklof

Let The Camera Help With Exposure

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! One of the greatest things about digital photography is the fact that the cameras are extremely smart when it comes to taking pictures. Especially when it comes to metering light and getting the exposure correct. Of course, the camera ...

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and the Chautauqua County Humane Society have partnered to include an adopted Humane Society dog, Chloe, in the ballet company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Pictured with Chloe, from left, are: Lillian Ingrao, CRYB dancer and CCHS volunteer; Monika Alch, CRYB artistic director; and Sarah Winton, CCHS volunteer and adopted parent of Chloe.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Pooch Performance

For the first time in its decades-long downtown Jamestown tradition, a local ballet production will feature a former guest of the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is partnering with the Humane Society to feature an adopted dog in its upcoming December ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature a performance by local singer-songwriter Rebecca McIlvain, pictured at right, today at 7 p.m.

‘Back Room Radio Hour’ To Feature McIlvain, Pulse Poetry Tonight

For its 31st overall installment, Trinity Guitars’ WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliated program “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature Jamestown-based talent. The program will feature the artistic abilities of local singer-songwriter Rebecca McIlvain, as well as original poetry by Jamestown’s ...

Seaside Rendezvous

Well, that was certainly an eventful weekend. I don’t know that I could rightly include everything I did and saw during my two-and-a-half day stint in and around the Big Apple, but I can give a condensed rundown of the highlights while confidently saying I achieved pretty much all that I ...

Lynda Hirsch On Television — Summaries

“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Feeling pressure from Sheila, Mateo steps up his seduction game in order to accomplish his assigned task. Wyatt and Katie do not see eye to eye regarding what the presumed outcome will be from Bill and Liam’s confrontation. With Steffy on the sidelines ...

Pictured, from left, are Devyn and Jennifer Phillips. The mother and daughter practice teamwork at The Arbor House Cafe and Tea Room in Warren.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Full Circle

Newly married Jennifer and Chip Phillips had several things going against them when they opened The Arbor House in 2001. The opening of their new business, named because they were wed on Arbor Day in 1998, was on the heels of 9/11, a time when many businesses were failing. Their menu ...

The Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will present “Hairspray” at the Scharmann Theatre over the coming two weekends, beginning with opening night at 8 p.m. Friday.
Submitted photo

Find ‘The Beat’

Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre will take on the guise of a 1960s-era TV dance show in the coming weekends. Beginning with an opening night performance Friday, the JCC Uncommoners will present the former Broadway musical “Hairspray” the next two weekends — with 8 p.m. ...

Southern Tier Wrestling will host its “Rise of the Cobra” event, featuring a guest appearance by former WWE superstar Santino Marella, at Northwest Arena from 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday.
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STW Returns With ‘Rise Of The Cobra’ Event Saturday

Southern Tier Wrestling is about to put the capper on its 2017 campaign with another downtown Jamestown event this weekend. On Saturday, the locally owned wrestling company will present “Rise of the Cobra,” its final event for the calendar year, at Northwest Arena on Saturday from ...

Tenement Funster

This past week has probably been my most productive in recent memory as it relates to Cold Lazarus, both live and in the studio. The fun began last Friday when we made our way up to Westfield to perform at The Tap Room for the first time; a show which had been heavily promoted by both ...

The Beautiful Changes

When I was a child, we moved from Jamestown to Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1959. After we left 25 Ivy St., life was substantially different. It was not just a new town and new house and new friends. Dad was on the road for weeks at a time. He began to be a visitor in our lives. Life was about to ...

Sandy and Tim Mead have worked as a team since buying his parents’ supermarket as newlyweds, adding The Office Restaurant a few years later. They have made many improvements over the years with the latest being a facelift to the interior of the restaurant.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Working Overtime

There is something to be said about the quest of the entrepreneur. It could be compared to a road trip where the traveler isn’t sure what is around the next turn or on the other side of the mountain. Both travel by faith and pray for wisdom and a happy ending for not only themselves, but ...


The Man Behind The Mask

“Friday the 13th” is the highest grossing horror franchise in the United States with inflation adjusted numbers by Box Office Mojo. The series tallied a whopping $687.1 million with the second being “Nightmare on Elm Street” at $592.8 million. What made Jason Voorhees, the iconic ...

The Accountability and Responsibility Program received a session of success business tour from Jamestown’s own Phone Zone. Pictured from left are lead group facilitator Lori Carr, Gabrielle M., Anthony S., James W., Nicole G., Nadja S., and Jonathan F. In back is Andy Swanson, owner, with group facilitator Billy Torres.

GA Family Services Program Tours Phone Zone

While raising a family and running a business, volunteering, coaching and giving back to the community, Phone Zone owner Andy Swanson took time out of his schedule to talk with youth from GA Family Services A&R Program about the importance of an education and encouraged the group to start ...