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JCA To Present Carpe Diem String Quartet Concert April 20

It took five years, but local fans of the Carpe Diem String Quartet will have their day on April 20, when the ensemble returns to Jamestown for a local performance. The ensemble will appear at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to give an 8 p.m. concert as part of the Jamestown Concert ...

Pine And Salvation At Christmas

When I was very small and young—maybe 3 or 4—I was afraid of the cold because it would wake me in the middle of the night. I think the great house groaned in the darkness, or sighed mightily, or cursed perhaps as cold settled around and through it. We had no central furnace, only space ...

Under Siege

There’s something special about big cities; more so at Christmastime. Skyscrapers and storefronts are filled with even more lights than normal, street-corner Santas are ringing their bells and pedestrians are in slightly better moods. There’s nothing that can go wrong. Unless of ...

Giddy Up

Need a fun day trip on Memorial Day? Check out the western town and old west atmosphere at Miracle Mountain Christian Ranch’s Open House, just 40 minutes from downtown Jamestown, where the campers who sleep in bunkhouses are referred to as ranchers. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and events are ...

Tales From The Garden: A Conversation With One Of Jamestown’s Unsung Heroes

As I was traveling over Fairmount Avenue a few days ago I noticed a woman on her knees, tending a flower garden. The garden didn’t appear to belong to her, because it wasn’t in a front yard, but on a corner that displayed two or three large billboards. I was compelled to not only get ...

Painting With Glass

It is doubtful one will ever meet a more creative being than Linda Larsen Mason of Warren, Pa. If she can dream it, she can create it. Her creations range from wearable art to pet memorials to paintings to yarn spun from pet hair to weavings to handmade glass beads to more. Having an ...

Dykeman-Young Gallery Photography Exhibit Showcases Jamestown

One need not view Jamestown through a rose-colored lens to see the beauty contained within Pearl City limits. This week, the Dykeman-Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium opened a new exhibit, its first of the 2017 season, that aims to showcase the attributes of Jamestown via a photographic ...

Chautauqua Comics To Host Free Comic Book Day This Weekend

It doesn’t always take a superhero to make someone’s day, but in this case it certainly wouldn’t hurt. On Saturday, comic book enthusiasts and appreciators of all ages are invited to Chautauqua Comics, 214 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to partake in the ...

‘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 ...

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. ...

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, ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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. ...

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 ...

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 ...