Arts/Entertainment

Southern Tier Wrestling To Present ‘Gold Rush 2018’ Saturday

For the third consecutive year, Southern Tier Wrestling will wrestle with a purpose: to raise money for the Jamestown Community College wrestling team. The locally owned independent wrestling company will continue into its third season with “Gold Rush 2018” in the JCC gymnasium Saturday ...

Karate Sleepover To Present Local Comedy Showcase April 28

As Jamestown continues its efforts to brand itself a “comedy town,” a cadre of local comedians are preparing to host a showcase for local, homegrown comedic talent. Karate Sleepover, a locally based entertainment group comprised of several area comedians, will present its first ever Local ...

Randolph Volunteers Make Toys For Children In Need

Dick Hall’s story has changed a bit since Sept. 28, 2002, when he was last featured on this page. At that time, he and his wife, Earlyn, were work campers residing in a 32-foot fifth wheel camper. Work campers are not paid but receive free lot space in the campground in which they volunteer. ...

The Secret Language Of Quilting And The Underground Railroad

Moses go down in Egypt Tell ole Pharo’ let my people go ... Humans and all creatures communicate in a variety of ways. We use language, we use body language, we use intonation and attitude. We use silence. We use music. A subtler way we communicate is through symbols. Symbols are ...

Hog Wild BBQ Owner Has BBQ Obsession

Dean Wells, the owner of Lakewood’s Hog Wild BBQ Company, passion for cooking began when he was a young child. His special relationship with food began when his mother started teaching him to cook when he was in the second grade and by the time he was 15 he was working in a restaurant. He ...

Little Theatre To Present ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ This Month

In the wake of Easter weekend the Lucille Ball Little Theatre is set to stage a musical based on the story behind the national holiday. The 18 E. Second St. theater will present its production of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” later this month, with 7:30 p.m. performances ...

Still Cookin’

In the 19 years since I first visited Amie Durland Hofner she has grown up, moved out of her parents’ home, earned a teaching degree, started a career and married. As expected, little has remained the same since that first interview in February 1999 when she was 11 years old, but she is ...

Prime Time With Kids: Free Play In The Great Outdoors

“Hey, come on, Donna, follow us ... we’re playing loop-de-loop,” shouted barefoot 5-year-old Eva gleefully, as she followed the freshly drawn trail in the damp sand that her older brother was marking ahead of her with his “magic” driftwood. Lured into the playful “follow the ...

Open Your Mind

A month delayed from their originally scheduled production, the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will present “Speech and Debate” in the coming weeks. The production will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the ...

For Live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC Turns To A Legend

NEW YORK — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He’ll be a little busy — being Jesus Christ in front of millions. Legend leads a cast that includes Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper in a live NBC ...

A Winter’s Tale

I think I speak for a good portion of my fellow community members when I say I’m pretty much over winter. After all, spring was officially supposed to have sprung last week, according to the calendar on my work desk — and yet I’m still walking around in my winter jacket cursing the ...

The Magic Of Allen Park

Even in mid-March, the earth laden white and the shadows of branches interwoven in the snow, Allen Park is a magical place. I stood there taking photos, and as I did, I became a child again, breathing in the pine and hemlock, entranced by the deep ravine and its little brook, awash in ...

Life To The Fullest

Silver Creek native David Lewis finds little time to sleep — he leads an interesting life doing the things he loves to do. “I’m a happy guy. I’ve had a wonderful life and I like what I do,” he says. “I’ve been at the stove since I could reach it.” When he was 18 years ...

Prime Time With Kids: Kids And Chores

The word was out from the fire marshal in California’s Santa Cruz mountains to remove dry brush, firewood and debris close to cabins and homes, to help protect them from possible wildfires. My summer neighbor, Stephanie Timmerman, and her three granddaughters heeded the call and worked ...

Front Porch Sound

Two acts deeply rooted in contemporary Americana will take the Shawbucks stage next week as “Rolling Hills Radio” forges ahead into the second stretch of its eighth season. The program will feature the duo of Geoff Goodhue and Nick Vandenberg — who go by their surnames when they ...

KSU Chorale To Perform At Chautauqua Institution Today

CHAUTAUQUA — The voices of the Kent State University Chorale will be on display, free of charge, on the Chautauqua Institution grounds this week. The flagship choral ensemble of Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at ...

Needles And Pins

Change has always been an enemy of mine. Accepting the impermanence of life has been a lifelong struggle. I feel I’ve always been rather sensitive, and that sensitivity tends to be most fully on display when I’m faced with sudden unanticipated and uncontrollable shifts in my regular ...

Seeking The Northern Star — To Freedom

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several columns on the Underground Railroad in Chautauqua County. Those interested in contacting me with facts, photos and/or narratives on this topic, please write to me at upstatemuse@gmail.com. Special thanks to Norman Carlson of the Busti Historical ...

Cajun Cooking

The current trend toward Cajun foods found on restaurant menus does not appropriately represent Cajun cooking, according to Mitchel Ortego, a resident of Bemus Point who grew up in Southern Louisiana. “I’m a Cajun and we didn’t grow up eating fire hot food,” he says, referring to ...

New Local Band Feverhawk To Make Live Debut Friday At Mojo’s

Mojo’s Music Bar will be the setting for the premiere of a new, original band comprised of familiar faces in the local music scene this weekend. Feverhawk will make its live debut Friday at the 104 E. Second St. music venue, where it will share the stage with the hard-hitting Warren, Pa., ...