Arts/Entertainment

Labyrinth To Host The Tins In Two Friday Night Sets

Labyrinth Press Co. is branching out in its live entertainment format with the presentation of “Dinner and Live Music” this Friday. The 14 E. Fourth St. establishment will present Buffalo-based trio The Tins in an unprecedented two-set, acoustic-oriented concert throughout the course of ...

Grape, Hops Festival Is Saturday At Arena

The fourth annual Spring Grapes and Hops Festival presented by the Media 1 Group and the Northwest Arena will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature beer samplings and wine tasting from local breweries and wineries, as well as business vendors from around the area. More ...

Winged Ox Players To Present ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

The Winged Ox Players will continue its tradition of bringing thought-provoking productions to Jamestown with its opening of “It Can’t Happen Here,” this weekend. The local theater group will present the production Friday and Saturday — as well as Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19 ...

Winged Ox Players To Host Panel Discussion Saturday

The Winged Ox Players will host a panel discussion Saturday after the 1 p.m. matinee performance of “It Can’t Happen Here” at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown. Guests include high school teachers James Krause, and John Twinam and JCC professor Greg Rabb, along with ...

The Neighborhood Of Memory

­­Today my sister Vicky and I drove around the brick streets of the North side, looking for houses where our mother and her family had lived when they first came from Sweden in the late 20s. They moved several times during the hard years when work was haphazard and getting started in a new ...

Local Chef Takes Scenic Route To The White Carrot

MAYVILLE — Looking for something unique and elegant, but fun and entertaining at the same time? Consider a beautiful drive to a countryside restaurant where attention to detail and service is second to none, where the freshest food is served in an ambience of serenity and where the chef has ...

Annual ‘Starflight, Starry Night’ Fundraiser Set For May 12

A yearly benefit for those who take to the skies to save lives is slated for next week. The third annual “Starflight, Starry Night” fundraising event will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Chautauqua Suites, located at 215 West Lake Road in Mayville, starting at 6 p.m. The fundraiser and ...

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Shows Off New Exhibit

“Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy” is the newest exhibit chronicling the famous artist, photographer and adventurer at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. An opening reception was hosted Thursday to officially unveil the new pattern of old works, and ...

Reg Lenna To Show ‘The Leisure Seeker,’ ‘Thoroughbreds’

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in the romantic comedy “The Leisure Seeker” on Saturday at 8 p.m. while Anya Taylor-Joy stars in the black comedy “Thoroughbreds” on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Admission to each film is $5. “The Leisure ...

Sugar Grove Sisters Run Bustling Family Business

It is doubtful Gladys Chase had any thought of starting a catering business when she prepared the food and baked and decorated the wedding cake for her daughter Joy’s wedding in 1977. “When cousins started getting married it was ‘call Aunt Gladys,’” says daughter Donna Clark. ...

Veterans Council Now Planning 2018 Memorial Day Parade, Celebrations

Plans for the city of Jamestown’s most ardent annual display of patriotism are now underway. The United Veterans Council of Jamestown is inviting all veterans and their families, organizations, groups, schools and government officials to participate in the city’s 2018 Memorial Day parade ...

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature Cowdery, Burge In Monday Performance

Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan, but “Rolling Hills Radio” is rolling with the punches. The locally produced live radio program recently experienced an unforeseen lineup change to its forthcoming 74th overall episode, but is now proud to present Todd Burge and RJ ...

Friends Sweeten Up Chautauqua County With Baking Talents

Before Susan Pears came to Ellington, New York, seven years ago to become the wife of Rodger tenPas after connecting with him on Match.com, she was working as a pediatric nurse in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Her life soon changed as she moved from a city half the size of Jamestown to a small town ...

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 ...