Arts/Entertainment

Hindsight

I’ve been learning a lot about the various factors behind success, both as a musician and in other pursuits, over the past year. One of these factors that had never revealed its vital role in this regard to me before is to be genuinely kind and courteous to all around you. This principle ...

Nier: Automata

Samurai sword-wielding androids battling an alien robot force on a desolate earth thousands of years in the future sounds like a tough sell. Toss in the oftentimes crude Japanese humor, haunting soundtrack and multiple gameplay adjustments and it sounds like an even more difficult sell. ...

Changing Lives

DAYTON — A return visit to The Master’s Plan Cafe in Dayton has revealed much growth and many positive changes since they were featured on July 2, 2011. “There have been so many lives changed and so many lives surrendered to Christ,” said Angie Mardino-Miller, founder and executive ...

‘Pippin’

“We’ve got magic to do ... Just for you. We’ve got miracle plays to play. We’ve got parts to perform ... Hearts to warm. Kings and things to take by storm. As we go along our way,” sang the company and leads of Salamanca’s Ray Evans Seneca Theater production of “Pippin,” ...

A Return To Normalcy

By Gavin Paterniti gpaterniti@post-journal.com OK, so last week’s column was admittedly a bit of a downer. I don’t really regret writing it, particularly because it’s about the best I could’ve done in my headspace as it was, and it helped me to kind of put my jumbled thoughts ...

The Art Of Winter Gardening

On a bitter cold February day, the sun glinting, we Chautauqua County residents begin to weary of winter. We find ourselves tempted to stay indoors, to drink hot chocolate and forget the weather. But there are wonders in the middle of this long winter. A trip to any library is a good idea, a ...

Cook In The Kitchen

Within 30 minutes of meeting Dan Crocker, many traits and attributes surfaced. The chef is not only creative, but mischievous, adventurous, grateful and organized. “I started making breakfast when I was 9 or 10 years old,” he said. “I always did like to experiment. I made my very ...

Prime Time With Kids: Sunny For A Wintry Day

The length of daylight is starting to feel a wee bit longer, kites are flying here and there, but cloudy and cold, stormy day weather forecasts are a reminder that spring isn’t quite in our grasp. Here are some sunshine-themed ideas to boost your mood during remaining wintry, and sometimes ...

The Book Of Folk

“Rolling Hills Radio” is preparing to host folk music royalty in the production of its 72nd overall episode later this month. The program will feature the legendary Tom Paxton in the live taping of its upcoming episode at Shawbucks on Monday, Feb. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event ...

What Happens Now?

One week ago today the flu hit me. Hard. I spent a good majority of the ensuing 72 hours horizontal, and just the mere thought of having to make even the slightest of movements took more out of me than I could ever have imagined. But what really got to me more than anything was the fever. I ...

Southwestern Musicians Perform With CCMTA’s Winter Festival Orchestra

MAYVILLE — For the first time in over 25 years, nine selected Southwestern Central School orchestra students participated in Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association’s Winter Festival Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Chautauqua Lake Central School. Juniors Christine Deming and ...

The Shape Of Things

I’m not sure when I fell in love with language. My father loved words. When he was a boy, he had a handwritten notebook full of new words. I tried to learn ten new words a week, he told me once with a sideways smile. When you use words, you want to use the right ones. My earliest ...

Family History Pride

At a time when new, sleek, shiny and minimalist decor seems to be the in-thing, Bunky and Cheryl Zollinger prove that used, primitive and, yes, sometimes rusty, can be fun and beautiful. One senses a subtle hint of history, shortly after entering their Randolph home, but that soon turns to ...

Outdoor Adventure

The Audubon Community Nature Center invites children between the ages of 2 and 8 and their favorite adults to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. The center’s next Nature Play Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. ...

Lady Falcons To Host Eighth Annual Hoops For Hospice

The Falconer Girls Basketball Team will be hosting the Eighth Annual “Hoops for Hospice” basketball event on Tuesday. The Lady Golden Falcons will square off against the Ellicottville Eagles this year in the Falconer High School gymnasium beginning with the Junior Varsity game at 6, ...

Let There Be Light: Foundation Grant Helps Illuminate Library

BEMUS POINT — A grant from the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation helped the Bemus Point Library pay for a new lighting system. The project replaced light fixtures in the ceiling with more environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED fixtures. Thirty-five fixtures were replaced by contractor ...

Upcoming JCC Art Exhibit To Highlight Disease, Recovery

An upcoming art exhibit to be held jointly at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will explore and visualize disease and recovery through the works of Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer. The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at the Weeks Gallery in ...

Scrambled Eggs

By now the i’s have been dotted, the t’s have been crossed and Cold Lazarus will officially be opening for Boss Tweed and the Carpetbaggers in Buffalo next month. It’s very possible that nobody reading this column has even heard of Boss Tweed and the Carpetbaggers — the band, that is ...

The Growing Up Swedish Cookbook For Life

From as far back as I can remember, I sat at the kitchen table with my family and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, rich with cream and sugar. Later in life, I drank it black. Now in my later years, I drink it with cream. Coffee was our primary drink. The adults drank it morning, noon and night. ...

Toast To The Coast

T.J. Sadowski remembers his interest in food and cooking began around the age of 9, but his first glimpse inside a professionally-run kitchen happened when he was 12 years old. “My father was in the military and my mom took me to work with her at a convention center on a night when she ...