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Pictured are some of the works to be included in the “Hope in the Dark” art exhibit, which will be on display at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery from Saturday through Feb. 24.
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3rd On 3rd Gallery To Open Exhibit Saturday

A new art exhibit set to debut at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery this weekend is attempting to bring about a silver lining to the gloomy global events of 2016. Located on the third floor at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the gallery will present the new exhibit, “Hope in the Dark,” ...

Tony Trischka, a pioneer of five-string banjo and roots music, will perform on the Thursday, Jan. 26, episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” in the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater.
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Banjo Innovator Trischka To Perform On ‘Rolling Hills Radio’

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will welcome a pioneer of five-string banjo during the live taping of its 60th episode from a new location next week. The program will host roots musician Tony Trischka at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater on Thursday, Jan. 26, ...

Our hemlocks face a serious menace. A diminutive but deadly insect invader, the hemlock woolly adelgid, now threatens the watershed forests of our region.
Photo by Becky Nystrom

Help For The Hemlocks

A week ago, a hardy group of volunteers kicked off our 2017 CWC/RTPI/JCC Hemlock Wooly Adelgid survey season in frigid conditions at Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Dobbins Woods Preserve on Bly Hill Road in Ashville, checking for a tiny but frightening threat to our beloved hemlock ...

Sylvie Cote-Nace proudly holds her vegan cookbook, a result of her tireless effort. Her extensive cookbook library can be seen behind her. Pictured, counterclockwise,  Black Bean and Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette; Chickpeas and Kale Sandwich Spread with Sunflower Seeds and Cranberries served on 10-grain bread; and Split Pea and Green Lentil Soup with Greens.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Gowanda Woman Publishes Cookbook

“I’m a foodie. I love good food,” says Sylvie Cote-Nace, author of “The Pure Pleasure of Eating Vegan,” a cookbook she has put together with recipes she has developed or tweaked and converted to be vegan-friendly. “I entertain a lot. I like nothing better than to share a recipe ...

Grasslands are a habitat where animals can find food and shelter to rest and reproduce. 
Photo by Jennifer Schlick.

Identifying And Connecting With Birds

On a recent drive across the long stretch of I-86 in southern New York State I started counting.  After four hours I counted six. Some were on telephone poles, some on trees and one I witnessed swooping down to, I can only assume, catch a rodent. I was pretty confident all six were ...

Ron Song Destro, a Jamestown native and director of the Oxford Shakespeare Company in New York City and London, right, is pictured with award-winning actor Matthew Broderick during one of the theater company’s previous acting workshops.
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Jamestown Native Seeks Actors For Overseas Workshop, Performances In Venice

Ron Song Destro is inviting aspiring actors from Chautauqua County and across the nation on a trip to Italy for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Destro, a Jamestown native and decorated actor in his own right, is planning to take a group of eager actors with his theater company to Venice, ...

Leaving Chautauqua County, heart full of change. 
Photos by Sandy Robison

When Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World …

I’ve been running on empty for most of the past year, so I was not reluctant to let 2016 go. After all those years away in Florida, I had been able to return to my home in Jamestown and spend a year there. I’ve written about it every week for The Post-Journal column Upstate Muse. ...

Cindy Lees likes to make and eat quiche. Here she displays Spinach Quiche and Crab Quiche.

Falconer’s ‘Sunshine’ Always Finds A Silver Lining

After Cindy Lees had a serious accident as a teen that left her body altered, she has overcome and is a vibrant, happy, productive adult. The accident happened when she was 15 years old after she and a group of friends met at a park. One of the friends showed up with his father’s van. ...

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The Many Colors Of Black And White

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! It’s a brand new year and I’m looking forward to getting out and shooting and learning more about my camera and the light that I’m capturing. This week, I’m going to ask you to consider all the colors that exist in a black and ...

Traveling through San Diego by train to Santa Barbara and Solvang.
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San Diego To Santa Barbara And Solvang — Car Free

We departed San Diego on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner traveling five hours along the coast to the town of Solvang where everything is centered in the Danish tradition — replicating true Danish architecture and customs. Then we’ll return to Santa Barbara, sometimes called the ...

Pictured are Sandy and Vicky with Little Pete, sledding at Allen Park, 1958. Photos from the Johnson family archives.
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Remembering The Two Petes

Dogs have been a big part of my life. Most of us have a dog or two who has a permanent place in the heart and family. Two of the most important and two of the first dogs I knew and loved were my grandfather’s dog Pete and my own little 13-inch beagle, Little Pete. Little Pete was my Christmas ...

Pictured are old-growth trees by Audubon.
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Nature Measures The Passage Of Time Differently Than Humans

Today you are as old as you have ever been. Today, you are as young as you will ever be again. Those of a classic optimistic mindset will likely choose the latter sentiment. For those that carry with them the haze of pessimism the former will ring more true. Or perhaps vice versa. Both ...

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Where Can I Find Tutorials For My New Gear?

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. For those of you who got new camera gear, computers or software you might be wondering where to go to learn as much as possible so you can get moving toward making great photos. This week, ...

Employees of The Resource Center and Weber Knapp — Toys for Tots are pictured.

United Way Recognizes Area Companies For Work

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County recently recognized employees of The Resource Center, Weber Knapp and Wegmans as part of its 12 Months of Caring initiative. The initiative is meant to encourage employee groups to participate in community service throughout the ...

Survivor and Framed in Pink - Bowling Over Breast Cancer volunteer Mary Jo Salvaggio, center front, is surrounded by her teammates at the October 2016 fund raising event.

Framed In Pink: Bowling Over Breast Cancer Creates New Fund

Bowlers from across the Southern Tier have been supporting the fight against breast cancer for years. Sue Lamb has spearheaded this effort because of personal commitment. She has now taken the effort one step further by endowing their fight with the Framed in Pink: Bowling Over Breast ...

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Best Shot

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 details, and mail to The Post-Journal, Best Shots, c/o Family Desk, P.O. Box 190, Jamestown, NY 14702-0190. Please submit only one photo ...

Tammy Johnson has been busy throughout the Christmas season participating in her church’s living nativity, hosting her WCA Hospital co-workers and participating in family activities.
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Unique Practices, Recipes Prepare For The Christmas Season

Some people are good cooks, some are great decorators, some can arrange flowers, some can find old relics and repurpose them into something beautiful and interesting, but everybody has something they are especially good at doing. Tammy Johnson of Randolph is all of these and much more, ...

Chunky Fox Sparrows don’t live here, but they migrate through in the fall and spring.
Photos by Jeff Tome

Clearing Up Facts And Fallacies About Fowl

We’ve got it wrong about birds. There are some nature facts that people recite by rote. Things like “Birds go south in the winter.” and “Birds migrate to warmer places to spend the winter.” These facts have been repeated so often that they are taken for granted. In fact, they are ...

Pictured is the Christmas village built for the residents of the Frewsburg Rest Home.
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Miniature Town Brings Holiday Spirit To Frewsburg Rest Home

My Christmas village was destined to remain in hibernation this year since I am moving in mid-December. Totes and secure boxes protecting over 50 buildings, 200 Village citizens, a ski resort and train station, dozens of trees and snowmen will not be unpacked this year, I thought dismally. ...

Joan Waterman displays her Christmas village each December.
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The Watermans Celebrate With Cookies, Cards, Clubs And More

Although Randolph’s Joan Waterman likes to make the recipes her family has made for many years, she adds new ones while carrying on old traditions. She is a Computer Integration teacher for Frewsburg School District, where she has been employed for the past 16 years having spent most of ...