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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 ...

Vanilla Fudge will perform at the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Pa., at 8 p.m. Saturday. 					
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Perfect Fusion

WARREN, Pa. — An iconic band noted for its spirited covers and blending a plethora of musical genres over the course of a half-century will perform in Warren, Pa., this weekend. The Struthers Library Theatre will host Vanilla Fudge in a Saturday evening performance beginning at 8 p.m., ...

The eighth season premiere of “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature artists Austin “Walkin’” Cane and Bess Greenberg in a live taping event to be held at Shawbucks at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The episode will mark the program’s first at its new home in Shawbucks, and the first following a new partnership between “Rolling Hills Radio” and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.
Submitted photos by Jeannie Danna

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature New Look In Season Eight Premiere Monday

Big changes are in store for supporters and listeners of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio.” The radio program is preparing to kick off its eighth season with a new look, a new time slot and a brand new partnership with a conglomeration of several downtown businesses. The Season ...

Dimension Ascension

The power of positivity is a real thing when you have direction and proper propulsion to see yourself there. All the momentum and progress that Cold Lazarus has experienced over these past 10 months is once again starting to take on a life of its own; and it feels awesome! For starters, the ...

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Extra Baggage

As October comes to an end, I am reminiscent of a past Halloween celebration I spent across the globe. My adventure began at my layover in JFK when I discovered my suitcase had been punctured on the flight over from Buffalo to New York. I hadn’t even left the country and I was already ...

The Frank Valente Trio will perform Friday at the Infinity Jazz Concert Series.

Infinity Jazz Concert Series To Feature The Frank Valente Trio

On Friday, the Infinity Jazz Concert Series, 302 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature An Evening Of Jazz with The Frank Valente Trio at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Chautauqua Community Foundation. Host John Cross will join the trio on saxophone. The evening will feature ...

Infinity Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors. Cody Hiller (violin) and Jan Braeger (fabric arts) have joined the Infinity Team. Cody is currently offering private violin lessons and Jan is currently offering sewing classes at the Infinity Center. Cody Hiller - ...

Class photo from Fletcher Elementary School, 1956-57.
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Roots: Fletcher School Friends

When I was a child in Jamestown, often during winter months I would awake before dawn to horses’ hooves on the pavement. You knew it was snowing then because the hooves were muffled, because the horses were there to plow the sidewalks for me and the hundreds of children who would soon be ...

Lynda Hirsch On Television — Summaries

“DAYS OF OUR LIVES”: Brady’s cruel plan to cause heartbreak for Nicole and Eric takes fruition. Unless Nicole tells Eric she does not love him and she is leaving town with Holly, he will turn her in for killing Deimos. Eric is crushed when Nicole says goodbye. Brady’s next move is to ...

Ann Powers enjoys making desserts for the residents in her building.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Old Traditions In A New Home

When Ann Powers started married life she knew very little about preparing a meal, so little that she improvised to make her food look appealing. “My mother always made such red goulash,” she says. “The first time I made goulash it wasn’t red so I added red food coloring and my ...

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My Experience Photographing UFOs

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Imagine this; you’re out shooting and you capture some really beautiful landscape shots or you’ve just taken a bunch of portraits and the sun was perfect, the lighting was in just the right place, the colors and composition were ...

Local Author To Sign Copies Of New Book Oct. 28

Local author Loren Mayshark will be hosting a book signing at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring copies of his first work, “Death: An Exploration.” Mayshark’s debut book claimed the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award in the category of Death and Dying ...

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Back From The Dead

The author of one of Chautauqua County’s best-selling historical books has revived his previously out-of-print work for a second round of public availability. Paul Leone recently republished his book “Chautauqua Ghosts” in a new hard copy edition, with amendments and additions in the ...

Northwest Arena will host the next installment of its “Wits ‘n Giggles” comedy series Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature the comedy stylings of headliner Jim Seward, pictured,  guest Dan Mahoney and longtime series host Robb Will.
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‘Wits ‘n Giggles’ To Feature Seward, Mahoney In Saturday Performance

Northwest Arena’s third-floor Jamestown Mattress Arena Club will reverberate with the sound of laughter as the arena prepares for its next installment of “Wits ‘n Giggles” stand-up comedy series. The will feature the comedic stylings of headliner Jim Seward, feature guest Dan ...

Sonic Highways

I love it when a project that has consumed much time and mental energy finally starts falling into place. That’s how I would describe this latest Cold Lazarus original song, which has been in the works for probably the past four weeks altogether. In many ways it’s been a frustrating ...

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Get Lost In Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau’s new Scenic Driving Tours and Motorcycle Road Trips brochures are here! Take a relaxing drive through the scenic wonders and beauties of the Allegheny National Forest Region. These helpful brochures include a list of seven scenic driving ...

Mom with Beattie Hinton and Ginger Swanson.

Simple Foods, Simple Things

My mother, Barbara Forsberg, came from a small, charming town called Karlskoga in Varmland, Sweden. She was born there on Feb. 27, 1923, and lived to be 93. The last four years of her life were spent in the Heritage Rehabilitation Home in Gerry under the care of all the good folks out there, ...

Folk-Art Collection

It is sometimes the unique collectible at a show or sale that is a “must have” for an unsuspecting collector. Folk-art collectors often see “one-offs” that are too expensive, too large or too outrageous to fit into the house. Recently, James Julia auctions had a “Late 19th-century ...

Lynda Hirsch On Television — Summaries

“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Knowing the trepidations that Steffy had about his trip to San Francisco, Liam makes it clear to Sally that their venture is strictly business. Sally is horrified when she realizes Bill had the Spectra building torched. When Quinn’s back goes out, Mateo ...