Arts/Entertainment

Little Brennan with his pal Rose. 
Photo by Sandy Robison

Lament For A Dog Lost

Today someone posted on Chautauqua Missing Pets a photo of a dog, uncollared, in the wind and snow on a road by the airport. The person who posted the photo, Maddie Samuelson, said she tried to catch him, that he even came up to her car window at one point and clearly needed help, that he ...

4 Pressing Questions Ahead Of Tuesday’s Oscar Nominations

NEW YORK — Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender ...

Kyle Hull and Alyssa Crossley are ready to dig into Party Dip and Totsagna. Crossley said in addition to time spent in the kitchen, her passion also is found in jewelry making.  
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Passion Project

“I have always been interested in cooking,” says Alyssa Crossley. “I started making cinnamon rolls when I was about 12.” The Frewsburg woman tells how her mother, Sherry Crossley, does a lot of cooking and how her grandmother, Linda Crossley, also cooks a lot and always has ...

Beatty began playing clarinet at age 8. After starting his career in Jamestown in 1952, he moved to Los Angeles until he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1956.

Love Of Music

As it turns out, compiling 83 years of memories into a single source is no easy feat, even when the material is a composite of one’s own life. Such was the experience of Jim Beatty, a world-renowned traditional jazz clarinetist with Jamestown roots, when he set about crafting his recently ...

St. Susan Center will host its Winter Soup and a Song Series on Saturday, Jan. 27. Brandon and Heidi Hatch will perform.

Winter Soup And A Song Series Continues At St. Susan Center

On Saturday, Jan. 27, St. Susan Center will again open its doors to host the Winter Soup and a Song Series. The entertainment will be provided by Brandon and Heidi Hatch. The pair met while on tour with “Heartsong,” a band centered out of Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, and ...

New Album Alert

So, remember back a few months ago when I was trying to give you weekly updates on how the Cold Lazarus album was coming? And how those updates kind of fizzled out when I had nothing new to report? Well, this is the week where it all pays off, because five months after we first entered the ...

Bluejay.
Photo by Karen Sue Gentilman Clopp

Wintering Through

Since Christmas, the landscape has been white and the air bitter cold. I worry about the feral cats nearby and put out shelters for them though they pay no mind. They do come by to eat on the front and back porches. I know only by the footprints in snow. They live their lives on the edges of ...

The late Jack Berger took this photo in 1998 of Sharon Stillman showing her children, Katy and Jake, where their father’s newest assignment would take them.

Twenty Years Later

I’m especially excited to feature Sharon Stillman because she was my first interview 20 years ago. She is the daughter of my dear friend, the late Shirley Marvin, and she has a very interesting story to tell. When Roy Stillman, the boy down the street, delivered her parents’ ...

Kathryn Koch

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature Zeitler, Koch In Monday Performance

Area residents in search of the finest in Americana music can now find it at Shawbucks, the new home of “Rolling Hills Radio.” Now in the midst of its eighth season, the monthly live radio program will feature alumni artists Zig Zeitler and Kathryn Koch in the taping of its 70th ...

Goshen Road Farm

Idyllic Harmony

Is it fancy to romanticize life on a dairy farm in North Harmony, New York? My Grandparents Johnson lived on Goshen Road in Panama one mile outside Bear Lake, Pennsylvania, from winter 1917 to sometime in 1925 or 1926. No one seems to recall exactly. It is part of the narrative, mythic to ...

When Beverly Kehe-Rowland wrote a letter to The Post-Journal in 1998, stating her concern that the recipe page appeared to be coming to an end, she never dreamed she would be involved with keeping it going for the next 20 years.

Twenty Years Of Memories

As hard as it is for me to believe, in a few months I celebrate 20 years of writing the recipe page. Maybe this will be the year I get my picture on my weekly articles. It all began when I sent two identical letters to the editor and family editor of The Post-Journal explaining my sadness ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” — a WRFA-LP 107.9 FM affiliated program — will feature the  award-winning Claire Lynch Trio on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at its 800 W. Third St. store location, where the group and its decorated and lauded namesake will perform original selections for a very lucky studio audience.

Country Caliber

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” is ringing in the new year right with an appearance by a Grammy-recognized national icon in the field of bluegrass music. The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliated program will feature the award-winning Claire Lynch Trio on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at ...

New Plans Could Mean New Pharmacies In 2018

Question: When evaluating my insurance options, I changed my plan for 2018. That will require me to switch my pharmacy to save even more money. How do you recommend making my medications switch to the new pharmacy? Answer: One of the changes that I noticed in working with individuals on ...

Pictured, from left, are my sister, my mom and myself on New Year’s Eve in Paris.

Bonne Annee!

As we’re all trying to wind down from the hype of the holidays and transition ourselves back into our normally scheduled routines, I find myself reminiscing about past celebrations I’ve spent ringing in the New Year. There have been times when I have celebrated alone and I wasn’t even ...

Mute swans in winter on the Allegheny.
Photo by Jude Dippold

A Chautauqua World in Winter

And so we all awoke on Christmas Day to this great icy silence, the frozen lake, the long white landscape of our county poised in a lake effect storm. We looked out to a world quieted by snow, hushed to all outside but the wind and creaking branches. For hours the storm raged, particularly in ...

Mark and Tonia Wilson met when they were in Kindergarten at Mayville Central School. Even though they were very close throughout the years, they lost track of each other after Mark moved away in ninth grade. Not only are they thrilled to have reconnected after many years, but her parents couldn’t be happier. 
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Meant To Be

Mark and Tonia Wilson’s story starts in a kindergarten classroom at Mayville Central School and goes full circle until they reunited and married a couple of years ago. “We were together since kindergarten and started liking each other in fourth grade,” said Tonia. Mark moved ...

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Are You Ready To Undertake A 52-Week Photography Challenge?

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Hello and Happy Holidays to my fellow photo friends and camera compadres! This is the last edition for 2017 and I thought it would be fun to invite everyone reading this to a fifty two week challenge. Have you heard of these types of ...

The “Wits ‘n Giggles” stand-up comedy series will feature Pete George, pictured, and Josh Morrow in a special holiday installment at Northwest Arena’s Jamestown Mattress Arena Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Laughing Matter

Coordinators of the monthly comedy series hosted at Northwest Arena is inviting the community at large to celebrate the impending New Year against a backdrop of laughter. The arena’s third-floor Jamestown Mattress Arena Club will present a special holiday installment of its “Wits ‘n ...

I Sleigh Myself

With a few bags full of leftovers and unsolicited presents, I returned to my apartment Monday evening feeling contented by the most uneventful Christmas in recent memory. Is it bad that I’m at a point in my life where I’m feeling guilty when a day passes me by with no commitments or ...

Old and new friends are brought together each year on the first Monday night of December at the home of Brenda Franzen in Busti. Left to right-back row: Shannon McCray, Christine Frankson, Megan Walz, Ginny Walz, Colleen Colley, Edna Dinkins front row: Biancia McCray with Alex McCray, Bruce Walz, Jr, Brenda Franzen

Busti Woman Has Hosted Cookie Exchange For 40 Years

Many families have holiday traditions that have been carried over for several years, sometimes decades. One local group of friends has carried on a Christmas cookie exchange tradition for many years. The length of time depends on which one you ask. Hostess, Brenda Franzen knows she began ...