Arts/Entertainment

Splendor In The Grass

What through the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind ... William Wordsworth, from “Intimations ...

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Stephanie Green, owner of the newly opened Craft Cottage of Chautauqua, remembers cooking with her parents when she was a child. “I have cooked for as long as I can remember, even if it was just heating green beans with mom for dinner,” she says. “The only times my dad and I ever ...

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Hometown History: Storing Cheese Without A Refrigerator

The question of how to store perishable foodstuffs for as long as possible was one of central importance to people from centuries past. In the late 1800s, the idea of using buildings dedicated solely to food preservation began to gain traction. By 1900, many cities had cold storage buildings ...

Interested area residents could carve a prize-winning pumpkin that would decorate the trails for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest. Pumpkin carving will be Monday, Oct. 2, for the next weekend’s magical non-scary Halloween treat.

Carve A Pumpkin For Audubon’s Enchanted Forest

The Audubon Community Nature Center is looking for area residents who would like to carve pumpkins to light the Enchanted Forest trail. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7, are evenings when the center will host its Enchanted Forest, which features talking animals along a lighted trail. Those ...

The Jamestown Concert Association has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2017-18 concert season, which will commence with the Friday, Oct. 13, performance of award-winning harpist Katherine Siochi, pictured.
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JCA 2017-18 Concert Lineup Announced

Along with a changing of the leaves, the oncoming autumn brings with it a new season of the Jamestown Concert Association’s annual concert series aimed at bringing world-class musicianship to the heart of Jamestown. The 2017-18 season, which officially kicks off Friday, Oct. 13, will ...

The Beat Goes On

With the chaos of the past few weeks finally in the rearview mirror, I figured I’d take some time to breathe again and appreciate the good things and people I have in my life now. For starters, I’m taking a break from gigging this weekend due to the forthcoming nuptials of my best friend ...

There’s Much To See And Do In Buffalo

Buffalo’s resurgence has been akin to that of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes. The city that once stood as the western terminus of the Erie Canal, the second-largest metropolitan area in New York State fell on rough times as transportation routes shifted and less and less shipping ...

Sunflowers and docks pictured in September at Point Chautauqua.

The Siren Call Of Chautauqua

Perhaps it is because my father Raymond Johnson was born in the wild country on the old Goshen Road in North Harmony, far out near the Pennsylvania line in the middle of a snowstorm on Feb. 1, 1921, that I have an affinity for such places — the rolling hills and fields of southern ...

Marvin House Event Coordinator and House Chef Mindy Sandberg prepares for the Open House.

Open House

Mindy Sandberg has traveled down many roads on her culinary journey, which started when she was nine years old. By watching her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother cook and bake, she was able to gain enough knowledge to have a meal on the table for her eight siblings and her parents ...

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Photos To Protect Your Valuables

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! In light of the recent disasters in Texas and Florida, I started thinking back to when I had my first video camera and I saw a television report that suggested you take a video camera and record all the valuables in your house, just in ...

A page from the scrapbook compiled by William H. Proudfit of Jamestown. The subject of the clippings was news of the 112th Regiment, N. Y. V.  as reported in the local newspapers. The scrapbook is in excellent condition and is a part of the collection of the Fenton History Center.

Hometown History: A Civil War Scrapbook’s View Into The Past

A recent donation to the collection of the Fenton History Center included a scrapbook. Readers of this column may be aware of my “love/hate” relationship with scrapbooks. This scrapbook, fortunately, has many of the attributes that contribute to the “love” part of this attitude and very ...

The Busti Historical Society and Busti Volunteer Fire Department will present the 43rd annual Busti Apple Harvest Festival on their grounds at 3443 Lawson Road on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Fresh Pickings

BUSTI — As with each of the previous 42 years, Busti is the place to be for area residents looking for something to do on the last Sunday of September. The 43rd annual Busti Apple Harvest Festival — co-sponsored by the Busti Historical Society and the Busti Volunteer Fire Department — ...

The Community Music Project’s Chautauqua Chamber Singers and Jamestown Choral Society ensembles will celebrate their 40th and 35th anniversaries next year. Pictured is the current incarnation of the Chautauqua Chamber Singers.

Community Music Project To Celebrate Ensemble Anniversaries

Two local music ensembles under the Community Music Project umbrella will celebrate milestone anniversaries with separate concerts in 2018. The Community Music Project said the Chautauqua Chamber Singers group will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a May 12 reunion concert at Christ First ...

Part III: Crime No. Nine

With all the chaos surrounding last weekend’s marathon that included two trips to Buffalo, three gigs in total, a recording session, and taking in two-thirds of a local hockey game and an entire live NFL game, this weekend’s schedule is starting to sound like a walk in the park. The ...

The Clock Shop on Main Street in Sugar Grove.
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A Jaunt To Sugar Grove On A September Day

On a sunny morning after the rain-drenched Labor Day weekend, my cousin Martha, my granddaughter Cassidy and I set out for a country drive. Martha remembered her father, Clayt Larson, and how he loved car rides. She often stopped to get him after her work day as a baker at Quality Market in ...

Highlights And Happenings — Part II: Doubling Down

After a week’s hiatus, Cold Lazarus is now at least 1.5 steps closer to a finished debut album. As I mentioned last week, our second tracking session was postponed, but we managed to get back on “track” again after this past weekend at Tone Hill Studio and Productions. This time we ...

Jamestown Now will present its sixth annual Great Jamestown Chalk Walk, in conjunction with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Michaels craft store in Lakewood, on Saturday, Sept. 9, along the Third Street corridor in downtown Jamestown from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Art Of The Heel

Michael Dykeman and members of Jamestown Now are crossing their fingers for good weather on Saturday, Sept. 9. That’s when the local volunteer organization aimed at providing uplifting outdoor programming for the Jamestown community will present its sixth annual Great Jamestown Chalk Walk ...

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will present its 14th annual Local Music Showcase fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The showcase will feature dozens of musical acts at 10 downtown locations throughout the course of the evening.
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Infinity To Host 14th Annual Local Music Showcase Sept. 9

Every September, several downtown Jamestown businesses band together on a particular Saturday and allow music to reign for an entire evening. This year, that evening will fall on Saturday, Sept. 9, when Infinity Visual and Performing Arts’ 14th annual Local Music Showcase will feature ...

Tripping The Light Fantastic

For the second time in as many weeks, I spent my weekend sleeping on the ground, inside a tent with the sound of music pervading the night air around me. This time the magic occurred on the Heron Grounds in Sherman, where the seventh annual Night Lights Music Festival was being held from ...

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” in a special one-night-only screening on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House Cinema Series To Present Special One-Night-Only Screening

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a new documentary in a special one-night-only screening on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” is the story of urban planner and activist Jane Jacobs and her battle against mass urban renewal. Arguably no one ...