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Camaraderie, respect and teamwork of the staff makes for a pleasant dining experience at Prime Steakhouse. Pictured, from left, are Head Chef Samantha Harrower; owner Debbie Hasson; bartender Jeff Greenwald; and server Darlene Soldano.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Career Change

If you haven’t eaten at Prime Steakhouse, you are depriving yourself of delicious, well-presented food. Unlike the corporate-owned chains, nothing comes from a package. The camaraderie of the staff allows them to work as a team, a well-oiled machine. “I had gotten out of banking and ...

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Stopping To Evaluate Your Progress

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! When I started this hobby of mine, I was bound and determined to become a great photographer of stunning architecture and landscapes. I had discovered the basics of High Dynamic Range photography and created some very unique and exciting ...

A packet of garbage bags that at one time was sold by the city of Jamestown.

Hometown History: Garbage And Pigs

Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) is a phrase that has been used since the beginning of the computer age to describe a situation where bad inputs produce equally bad results. This week we will see that that motto can also apply to the type of garbage that has plagued Jamestown for over a century. ...

The Spire Theater and Big Time Productions will present Vaudeville Dinner Theater in 7:30 p.m. performances Friday; Saturday; Friday, Oct. 20; and Saturday, Oct. 21; at the Spire’s Odyssey Hall.
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Stage Presence

A classic form of entertainment originating in a bygone era will make its long overdue return to Jamestown in back-to-back weekend performances. The Spire Theater and Big Time Productions will present Vaudeville Dinner Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as Friday, Oct. 20, and ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature performances by The Skiffle Minstrels and the folk duo Mark and Raianne during the live taping of its 30th episode tonight beginning at 7 p.m.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Skiffle Minstrels, Mark And Raianne Today

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” is going to celebrate its 30th overall program by doing something completely different: a two-part, two-hour broadcast. The WRFA-LP 107.9-affiliated program will be taped live at Trinity Guitars, 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown, tonight beginning at ...

Second Street Shuffle

This past weekend encapsulated everything I love about our downtown music scene. I’ve heard it said from many of my more seasoned musical counterparts how downtown Jamestown used to be abuzz with live music on any given weekend. A listing of all the venues that used to be, and what kind of ...

Fred and Mom.

Talks With Heaven

My sister Vicky and I met at the Fluvanna Cemetery Sunday to walk our dogs and visit family. We waited until noon when the sun came out glorious and warm to wash the world in autumn colors against blue sky. My sister stepped out of her jewel red Kia wearing a golden sweater that somehow ...

Sami Harrower takes an Apple Butter-Pumpkin Pie from the oven.

Giving From The Heart

We have all been blessed with talents. It is what we do with those talents that matters, and what could be more fulfilling than to share them with others? Sami Harrower of Jamestown has not only been sharing her talent of baking and canning for much of 2017, but has raised money by selling ...

Smackdab will celebrate the release of its third full-length studio album “This Way” with a CD release party performance at Shawbucks on Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The band will perform three sets of old material, the new album in its entirety and “secret song” covers it has performed at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival throughout the years.
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‘This Way’

Smackdab’s newest album will be officially released with much fanfare along with a retrospective take on the band’s more than 15-year career. The Jamestown-based funk and soul group will hold a CD release party for its most recent album “This Way,” which has enjoyed acclaim among the ...

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” over the coming weekends. Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Saturday; Friday, Oct. 13; and Saturday, Oct. 14. Matinee performances will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Sunday, Oct. 15.
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Little Theatre To Open ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Production This Week

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre is preparing to show the community at large why buying a plant during a solar eclipse is never a good idea. The local theater will present its upcoming production of the “Little Shop of Horrors” musical, which kicks off this weekend with 7:30 p.m. ...

Learning To Fly

We’ve lost another one, and here we go again. Last year was a particularly brutal one for lovers of rock ‘n’ roll’s Golden Age, particularly on the progressive and glam pop fronts. It seemed like, one after one, some of the most beloved and influential names in rock were leaving us ...

Red House Lake area, Allegany State Park. 
Photos by Sandy Robison

Endings And Beginnings

Spring and Fall: to a Young Child Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! as the heart grows older It will come to such sights colder By and by, nor spare a sigh ...

Kaitlyn Whalen looks over Apple Brown Betty and Applesauce Muffins she prepared from apples from Peterson Farm, where an apple tasting event takes place today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Fall Flavor

What could be more ideal than to be paid to do a job you love that is located within walking distance of home? The answer may be to do this job while working alongside a loved one in a setting that is comfortable and familiar. Kaitlyn Whalen has been blessed with this very scenario, working ...

The Smith Family (in all their glory) pose for a picture in front of the Y’s main interior door entrance, at the Jamestown Area YMCA’s Downtown Branch, Sept. 27. The Smith Family was named YMCA Family of the Year at the Y’s Annual Awards Banquet, held at the Y, Aug. 27.

Smith Family Named YMCA’s 2017 Family Of The Year

The Merriam-Webster dictionary lists approximately eight different examples for the definition of the word family. Family can mean many things to many different people. For the Jamestown Area YMCA, family and family members are important. One unique family sticks out because of their close ...

What Did Jamestown Look Like 100 Years Ago?

The Fenton History Center’s collections are constantly expanding, giving us access to interesting glimpses of the history of Jamestown. We recently received a copy of a helpful little book from just over 100 years ago, titled Jamestown, New York, Historical and Industrial Review. It is 117 ...

A local acoustic music collective known as “Skunk Monkey Junction” will present live performances by The Winterfellas, Deep Fried & Dipped in Honey, Nicholas DeSanto, pictured above, and Kaleidoscope Sky at Mojo’s Music Bar, 104 E. Second St., Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Strum Out

A collaborative effort that aims to give newcomers to the local music scene a chance to try their hand at live performance will make its debut at Jamestown’s premiere original music venue. The collective, referred to by its founders as “Skunk Monkey Junction,” will feature four acts ...

The Winged Ox Players theater group will conclude its production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with 7:30 p.m. performances at the Willow Bay Theater on Friday and Saturday.
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Winged Ox Players To Present ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’

For one remaining weekend the Willow Bay Theater will take on the appearance of a mental ward when the Winged Ox Players perform the final presentations of their stage adaptation of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Having already successfully presented two stage performances during ...

The Grand Illusion

There are times when my sense of direction in life suddenly evades me, and I’m left wondering just what I’m doing with myself. Thankfully, those times don’t come along as frequently as they once did; but when they do, it can come in the form of overwhelming disillusion with life and ...

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 ...

You’re Invited

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 ...