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Serenade In Spanish

We recently returned home from an 11-week trip that took us to several stops on the eastern coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal, including stops at several ports, and then to Ecuador. We visited three cities which were the cultural capital and third largest city, Cuenca, then ...

Definite Distinctions

It may be that every generation thinks they grew up in the greatest decade, but I’m pretty sure that I did. Actually, I enjoyed two great decades, the one of my childhood and the one of my teens. Those decades produced some pretty cool things like cars that could be recognized, one ...

Return To Guayaquil

With my husband, Fred Rowland, I traveled on a cruise ship through the Panama Canal with many stops along the way. The 15-day cruise ended in San Antonio, Chile. We worked our way by bus, plane and car to Cuenca, Ecuador where we spent over two weeks. This installment picks up on our second ...

Serving Our Community’s Children

The library exists to serve our community, and we are here for children and teenagers who don’t always have a safe place to go after school – and who don’t always have enough to eat. With the help of local organizations including the YMCA, 5 & 2 Ministry, and the Jamestown ...

Renovation, Inspiration

SUGAR GROVE — When Sarah Edwards was a child, her artistic talents and passion for design had already shone through. She remembers moving the furniture when her mother was away from home. “My artistic flare started at a young age on the farm. I would play in the hay bales and arrange ...

‘The Traditional Way’

During our 22 days in Ecuador, 15 of those in Cuenca, we were able to visit many artisan shops, thanks to Noel and Christine, my husband’s cousin and his wife. One of those visits was with Chris to a shop that made Panama hats. They originated in Ecuador, but were wrongly named Panama hats ...

Nourished

RANDOLPH — “This was totally God-led,” says Melissa Brown of Nourished, a business she opened with her husband recently in Randolph. “I said if God wants this, He will have to provide.” Melissa and her husband, Nick, prayed they would find a building in which to house Radiantly ...

‘Planning And Encouraging’

During our stay in Cuenca, Ecuador with my husband’s cousin Noel and his wife Christine, we were able to take in many experiences that never would have been possible without Chris’ planning and encouraging us to keep moving. Early one sunny Friday we were picked up by a van which held ...

In Amish Indiana, Tradition And Heritage Mix With Basketball

MONTGOMERY, Ind. (AP) — The old chestnut is that basketball is its own religion in Indiana, a church that welcomes Hoosiers into the temple on cold winter nights, celebrating raucous services in front of screaming parishioners. But there’s a part of the state where the Holy Order of Hoops ...

Spaghetti Dinner, Auction

Mark your calendar and set a reminder on your phone for Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m., when Bethel Baptist Christian Academy hosts its annual Pasta Dinner and Auction. Next, call the school to reserve the tickets to avoid paying an additional $3 at the door. “This is our biggest ...

Safety Obstacles

By now, we had seen quite a bit of Cuenca, Ecuador and had traveled outside of the city a bit. We found the people to be very polite and friendly. It appeared that security was important to Ecuadorians as exhibited by the tall walls around most properties. Even though Cuenca has one of the ...

Magical Childhood

Danny Triplett moved to Jamestown when he was just four years old, but moved away eight years later. Eight years is a short amount of time to an adult, but to a child, it is a lifetime. The 45-year old Florida man recently made a post to the “You Know You Are From Jamestown, New York ...

Leap Of Faith

When Jeremy and Liz Gruber purchased Peterson’s Candies in Busti, they were taking a leap of faith, especially with Jeremy leaving his job as an accountant to jump into candy-making. The couple purchased the business that started in the 1930s as Peterson’s Corn Crib Candies at Third ...

Exploring Ecuador

The fourth floor apartment that my husband’s cousin and his wife owned in Cuenca, Ecuador had huge windows in every room. Nearly every time I looked out over the third largest city in the South American country, I saw something I hadn’t noticed before, but I found myself looking for three ...

Students Get Real Practice

ASHVILLE — Any one of Chef Russell Furdell’s students can recite his motto “You don’t make food. You make chefs.” His foodservice class at Hewes BOCES Center functions like a well-oiled machine, with each student having responsibilities and knowing when and how to carry them out. ...

Finally In Ecuador

We have arrived! We’ve made it to Cuenca, Ecuador by way of van, ship, bus, plane and taxi. By now we have been on the move for four weeks to reach our goal of visiting my husband’s cousin, Noel, and his wife, Christine. The first thing the Magees did after they welcomed us, was to ...

European Entertainment

The Russia International School Project was begun in 1991 after Russia’s Minister of Education invited educators from the United States. The course that the Ministry and Orthodox Church endorsed was called, Christian Morality and Ethics, a Foundation for Society. “The group was a ...

‘Into The Mountains’

Our cruise through the Panama Canal ended in San Antonio, Chile, on December 22, the first day of summer in this part of the world. We were on our way to visit my husband’s cousin Noel and his wife in Cuenca, Ecuador. After debarkation we boarded a bus to the Santiago International Airport. ...

Chef Dad

When Steve Reynolds helped his mother “whip up eggs and season flour for breading” as a kid when she was practicing some recipes for a new job as cook, he had no idea he would one day support a family with his culinary skills. “If I got out of school early, she would take me to work ...

A Chilean Farewell Tradition

We are nearing the end of a 15-day cruise through the Panama Canal, which began in Miami, Florida. We have stopped in Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia and Manta, Ecuador on our way to visit my husband’s cousin in Cuenca, Ecuador. The port of Salaverry was the first of two stops in ...