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Donna Germain never dreamed she would own a food establishment until she came upon a restaurant located on Chautauqua Lake. Today she lives and breathes The Main Landing, located at Holiday Harbor Marina in Celoron.

‘What A Great Spot!’

“I love what I do. I live, eat and breathe it,” says Donna Germain, owner of The Main Landing, a restaurant located on Chautauqua Lake. “I never planned on opening a restaurant. It wasn’t like a dream. I honestly just dropped by and thought ‘what a great spot.’” “My ...

Donna LaMonica-Sample was able to realize her 30-year dream of owning a bed and breakfast.

Bemus Point Innkeeper Shares Her Recipes

From the angle in which one approaches The Inn at Pheasant Run after driving up the lamp post-studded, winding driveway, it appears to be a moderately-sized house. When crossing the threshold into the foyer it is puzzling, because there is much more house on the inside than on the outside. ...

The Audience, one of Jamestown’s premier original indie rock bands, will perform its 2007 debut album “Below and Beyond” in its entirety Saturday at Mojo’s Music Bar in a special 10th anniversary concert.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Local Band To Perform 2007 Debut Album In Anniversary Concert

For The Audience, 2017 is expected to be a year of both progress and reflection. But for now its members are doing more of the latter, excavating several relics from their past collection of original songs and polishing them up for a rapidly approaching downtown concert. The four-piece, ...

Nationally renowned singer-songwriter Tom Chapin will be the featured artist in the upcoming 63rd episode WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” on Thursday, April 27, at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Cappa Theater.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ to Feature Tom Chapin On April 27

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” is proud to host a national treasure in the presentation of its 63rd episode next week. On Thursday, April 27, the program will feature an interview and live performance by singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, nationally renowned for his child-centric ...

Lily Kates, pictured, will perform on violin during the instructors’ segment of Chautauqua Music’s studio recital to be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event will feature performances by Chautauqua Music instructors and their students currently taking private lessons.
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Perfect Harmony

It’s been some time since Chautauqua Music has held an in-house recital to showcase the progress of its students currently taking private lessons, but that’s about to change. On Wednesday, the 110 E. Second St. Jamestown music store will host a 7 p.m. studio recital for students and their ...

Percussion Group Cincinnati will appear at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 22, for a 1 p.m. workshop and 7:30 p.m. concert presented by the Jamestown Concert Association.
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JCA To Present Percussion Group Cincinnati During Earth Day Events

The fifth concert of the Jamestown Concert Association’s 2016-17 season will be presented in conjunction with a series of Earth Day-themed events. The association’s presentation of Percussion Group Cincinnati at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, will ...

In an effort to raise healthy children, Melissa Brown not only tries very hard to feed her family healthy foods, she and her husband Nick, have developed an entire product line of chemical-free family and household products. She holds their youngest child, Remi, while displaying Grain-Free Protein Muffins and The Ultimate Healthy Protein Smoothie.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Randolph Couple Enjoys Chemical-Free Lifestyle

More and more today’s families are investing in a healthier lifestyle, both by the food they eat and the products they use. Saying Melissa and Nick Brown of Randolph have taken this to a whole new level is an understatement. “I used to buy prepackaged food until I learned how horrible ...

Pictured are stills from the films “The Accord” and “Super Salmon,” which will be screened at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Wednesday as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour’s stop in Jamestown.
Submitted “Super Salmon” photo by Ryan Peterson

Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour Returns To Jamestown Wednesday

Area residents are once again invited to view the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental independent films on the big screen in Jamestown thanks to a 13-year tradition. The longtime collaboration of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History and the Reg Lenna ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature performances by Amanda Barton and Company Townes in the live taping of its 27th installment at 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown on Thursday, April 13.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Barton, Company Townes In April 13 Program

As the end of its third season closes in, Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature some new faces and a familiar friend in its upcoming 27th installment. Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. Third St. ...

Toni McManus greases and flours the pans. She rolled out the almond paste in Paul Johnson’s absence.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

St. Luke’s Altar Guild Makes Simnel Cakes

Again this year, as in the past 63, Jamestown’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church passed out individually wrapped slices of Simnel cake. The tradition was started in 1955 by Miss Annie Oates, who came from England bringing the tradition with her and who continued until 1968 when the church’s ...

Joshua Okrah displays an afternoon’s work in the kitchen.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Randolph Resident Shares Recipes From Ghana

The next time you hear someone say “men can’t multi-task,” don’t believe it. Joshua Okrah of Randolph can slice, run a blender, saute, stir, season and keep an eye on the oven, all at the same time. Although he had done much of the prep work before our interview, it was not ...

Southern Tier Wrestling will present the first event of its second season, “Gold Rush,” at the Northwest Arena on Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Pictured are current Southern Tier Wrestling tag team champions The Divine Alliance and their manager, Jon Kennedy.
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Southern Tier Wrestling To Present ‘Gold Rush’ At Northwest Arena April 1

Southern Tier Wrestling is set to make its 2017 debut with an annual fundraising event that will benefit the Jamestown Community College wrestling team. The locally owned independent wrestling company will kick off “Gold Rush,” its fifth event overall and the first of its second season, ...

The 62nd episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature the duo known as The Farmer and Adele, pictured at center, along with Buffalo singer-songwriter Dee Adams in a 6:30 p.m. taping at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater on Thursday, March 30.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Host The Farmer And Adele, Dee Adams March 30

The 62nd episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature faces both familiar and brand new next week. On Thursday, March 30, the program will hold a 6:30 p.m. live taping of this month’s episode Thursday at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater, ...

Yarn For Ewe owners Dianne Valvo (left) and her daughter Mary Heyl (right) use a yarn winder in their Randolph store. 
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

A Knitter’s Dream Come True

“Growing up I never thought I would go into business with my mom, but I have discovered being in business and teaching knitting classes is my passion. It doesn’t get any better than working next to your best friend,” says Mary Heyl, who along with her mother, Dianne Valvo is partnered in ...

The newly-formed, Jamestown-based band, Cold Lazarus, released the “All Alone” four-track EP. The band consists of favorite local musicians Adam Gould, Marc Scapelitte, Gavin Paterniti and Drew Minton.

Cold Lazarus Releases Four-Track EP

Four local musicians have joined together for a sound experiment that takes listeners on a momentary musical trip. Recently, the newly-formed, Jamestown-based band, Cold Lazarus, released the “All Alone” four-track EP for musical connoisseurs everywhere to enjoy with titles such as “All ...

Debra Eck Featured Artist In Sherman Art Gallery Exhibit

A local artist will showcase 10 years’ worth of work in an exhibit to open this weekend at a Sherman art gallery. The LMNOP Gallery, 108 W. Main St. in Sherman, has announced that it will kick off its 2017 events calendar Friday with an exhibit and opening reception entitled “Palimpsest: ...

Busy wife, mom, cook, entrepreneur, Ashley Kaczar serves her family quick and delicious meals. Pictured are Easy Enchiladas, at left, and Cherry Delight.

Bemus Point Mom Mails K-Kids Boxes

When Ashley Kaczar of Bemus Point was asked what her hobbies were, her husband, Ryan, quickly answered, “Nothing, because her kids are her life.” “I’m always thinking of things I can do with my children, whether it’s going to the zoo, the play museum or creating crafts and ...

The Jamestown Concert Association will continue its 2016-17 concert series with a performance by Celtic fiddle and guitar duo Dana and Kyle on Friday, March 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church beginning at 8 p.m.
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JCA Season Continues With St. Patrick’s Day Concert

After a three-month gap, the Jamestown Concert Association will continue its 2016-17 season programming with a special St. Patrick’s Day concert downtown. The concert association will present the fourth of six concerts scheduled across the season when the Celtic fiddle and guitar duo Dana ...

More than 200 gowns and tuxedos were donated by area merchants for the 11th annual Randolph Academy Fashion Show.

Randolph Academy Hosts 11th Annual Fashion Show

RANDOLPH — When Vicki Rosetti announced that she was retiring and closing Fashions on Main in Falconer, Randolph Academy cosmetology teacher Susan Jackson at first panicked and wondered where she was going to get gowns for the school’s 11th annual Cosmetology Fashion Show. Rosetti had ...

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Give It Your Best Shot

Chuck and Sharon Nazzaro of Jamestown are pictured near the Great Pyramid of Giza. The couple visited Cairo, Egypt, in October 2016. Send us your ‘‘Best Shot’’ of unique moments in your family’s life. Write clearly your name and address on the back of the photo along with a few ...