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Chautauqua: Week Eight

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Eight of its 2018 season. The week, which began Saturday and concludes Friday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stephenson, Kent State ...

Family Splits Year Between Chautauqua And Fort Lauderdale

Four generations of the Streeter Family have known nothing different than a lifestyle that sounds like a wish on a bucket list. Warm snowless, winters spent in Fort Lauderdale paired with summers spent in the shade of Chautauqua Institution while enjoying lake breezes seems like a dream, but it ...

For Adults Only Monarch Festival To Be Held

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is just for grown-ups. Monarchs and Margaritas, a special adults-only preview of the festival is 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. The Nature Center is transformed into a butterfly house full of lovely flowers and Monarchs in ...

Clymer Woman Has Over 400 Varieties Of Daylilies

There have been many changes in the life of Loujean White since I last told her story 19 years ago on June 5, 1999. In 2004, when she left the winter job she held for 16 years in the ski shop at Peek’n Peak Resort, she undoubtedly had no idea she would make up those hours during a milder ...

Local Author Releases Third Children’s Book

Local author and illustrator James Vincent says he is inspired by his own grandchildren to write and draw children’s books. “I’m Gonna Miss My Brother,” the third book in the Beginning Cycles of Life series exploring the emotions of sister Rita and brother “Bubby,” is all about how ...

Chautauqua: Week Six

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Six of its 2018 season. The week, which begins July 28 and concludes Aug. 3, features a performance of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets† in Concert with Live Orchestra and presentations by renowned ...

Son-in-Law of Local Family Does Barbecue Right

Although Charles Dodson III of Mesquite, Texas has never lived in Chautauqua County or even on this side of the country, he has visited the area many times, having married Rhonda Simmons Dodson, a native of Ashville. “My mom is actually a really good cook. My grandmother was ...

Former Educator Shares Peace Corps Experiences

Henry Danielson started out from humble beginnings here in Lakewood and grew up to be a teacher alongside his wife. What differentiates him and his spouse from most teachers is their Peace Corps adventures, chronicled in his recently released book titled “Island People: Finding Our ...

Baking And Art Are Part Of Teacher’s Many Passions

Talent flows from Klaralyn Gatz like water from a mountain spring, but unlike spring water, every drop is collected and shared. The Vancouver, Wash. woman has an amazing ability to transform everything to which she comes in contact, whether it be a lump of dough, a palette of paint, musical ...

City Woman Attends Church Camp For 77 Years

“Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for the glory of God,” says Pauline Whitcomb, who will celebrate her 96 birthday in August. “I don’t want this to be about me, but about God and God’s work. I’m where I am today because of Him. I give God the glory for everything we’ve ever ...

When Storytellers Become Targets

Last month, the awful news of the murders of five journalists and the wounding of two more in Annapolis, Md., evoked flashbacks. I have experienced forebodings of such carnage. But my first thought when those things happened was not, “I wish I had a pen.” There is another reflex, ...

Don’t Fall Into The Fountain

Some months ago, someone posted several short videos on Facebook. One video featured a young woman walking through a mall with a fountain. Walking along, she was so intent on looking at something on her phone, that she went right over the rim of the fountain, and took an unexpected swim. While ...

Principal Shares Love Of Cycling At YMCA

For one local educator the fusion between teaching educational material and managing a school setting, to getting her heart rate up and leading a class of cycling enthusiasts- have met at a crossroad ... that crossroad is the YMCA of Jamestown. Holly Hannon, a local elementary school ...

Belle-View East’s Owner Achieved His Goal And More

Although he may not have realized it at the time, Gary Visosky was an entrepreneur at an early age. After his parents divorced and his mother took an evening job waiting tables, the teenager took over the roll of cooking and caring for his three younger siblings. At the same time, he found ...

Community Partners Help Grow Prendergast Program

This summer, the James Prendergast Library will offer additional storytimes, free lunch for children and expanded children’s programming Prendergast Library is a space for all and our Summer Reading Challenge is no exception. This year’s summer programming focuses on encouraging children ...

House Histories: Making Those Walls ‘Talk’

Some people are interested in family history, but have you ever considered looking for the history of your home? Just like family history, house history requires digging into records, talking to people (either in the present neighborhood or others who had lived there) and looking for ...

RTPI To Host July 10 Book Signing With Local Author, Hank Danielson

In his new book entitled “Island People: Finding Our Way,” local author Hank Danielson chronicles growing up in Lakewood, teaching with his wife Julie in all black Alabama schools, and serving in the Peace Corps in central Africa. As Danielson describes, “The post was remote, a day by ...

Chautauqua: Week Two

Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Two of its 2018 season. The week, which concludes July 6, features presentations by renowned guests such as New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb, New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks, author Amy Chua and an improv ...

ER Nurse Opens Betsy’s 5-Corners Cafe

The latest buzz in Busti and the surrounding area is about the new cafe, Betsy’s 5-Corners Kitchen, which opened a few months ago. Word has spread quickly about the delicious scratch-cooking served everyday but Sunday. One local man has never missed stopping for a meal that has occurred ...