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 ...


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 ...

Homeschooling mom of five, Sarah Gabel, displays her tasty Apple Goodie and Southwestern Chicken Salad in her Gowanda shop.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Gowanda Shop Has Something For Everyone

The saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it,” applies to Sarah Gabel of Gowanda. The pastor’s wife, home-schooling mom of five boys and entrepreneur has a gift of making it all work. After their oldest son became interested in wooden railroads 11 years ago, she ...

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will hold its third annual Local Artist Showcase at the Infinity Arts Cafe from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.
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Infinity To Hold Third Annual Local Artist Showcase March 11

For the third year in a row, local artists and their works will be celebrated at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts downtown location. Infinity will host its third annual Local Artist Showcase on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Infinity Arts Cafe, located at 300 E. Third ...

Ryan Peterson, pictured at left, and Clint Peyton proudly display a small portion of the items BioDome Project sells for area artisans and producers, along with their own plants, organic supplies and growing systems.

Hydroponic, Organic Indoor Growing And More

Make a special effort to stop at BioDome Project, 207 Pine Street, Jamestown, at your earliest convenience for many reasons. The business that opened May 2014 is a unique setting consisting of a hydroponic and organic indoor growing operation, an outlet for selling the products of local artists ...

Approximately 1000 years ago, early astronomers in China detected a star that became so bright it could be seen during the daytime. Now, when modern astronomers look at that exact spot in the sky, they can observe a pulsing neutron star surrounded by the rapidly expanding gas cloud that made up the original star that went supernova.
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The March Skies

Mercury emerges from behind the sun (in relation to Earth) and appears low in the west during evening twilight near the end of March. It will rise higher in the sky each night during the last week of the month. It shines at magnitude -1.2 and binoculars will help to locate it. A small telescope ...


“A beautifully sunlit morning and a brief moment of clarity has helped me to put the whirlwind that it is my life into a wholly new perspective today. I’ve experienced a lot of changes in the past several months, almost none of which can be planned for. These changes have sent me headlong ...

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature Alan “ADub” Whitney and Annie Wells and The Healing Committee in the live taping of its 61st episode on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Kappa Theater beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature Wells, Healing Committee Feb. 23

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will welcome back two program alumni in a new setting for its upcoming 61st episodes. The program will host a pair of diverse and eclectic singer-songwriters in Annie Wells and Alan “ADub” Whitney on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the second of a ...

Mary Carlson, right, is pictured with her daughter, Casey Carlson, and Casey’s pug, Izzie. Mary recently published her second children’s book, “Princess Casey,” in which the protagonist, who is loosely based on her daughter, seeks the source of her true happiness.
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Ashville Author Carlson Publishes Second Children’s Book

An Ashville author’s sophomoric effort in the way of published works aims to boost the confidence and self-esteem of young readers. Mary Carlson’s second children’s book, “Princess Casey,” was published in October by Archway Publishing, and chronicles a young girl’s journey toward ...

The Spire Theater will host auditions for the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday at 7 p.m.
Submitted photo by Paul Schermerhorn

‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’ Auditions To Be Held Monday

Area entertainers of all trades are invited to The Spire Theater to audition for the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday. Auditions will be held over a single session at the theater, where contest hopefuls are invited to display their talents before a panel of ...

The perfect water therapy — kayaking in the mangroves in Palmetto, Florida. 
Photo by Sue Blanton

Zen Kayaking

Every winter, when I write an article for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy from my Florida home, I feel a little guilty. Here I sit, gazing outside at clear blue skies while enjoying a pleasant 75 degree breeze through the screens in my porch. Then, I log onto the weather for Jamestown, ...

Audubon in winter.

Skiing And Snow; What’s Not To Love About Winter

To say our society is polarized right now on many issues may be an understatement. Some are more important than others — Democrat or Republican, Microsoft or Apple and this weekend, Falcons or Patriots. I am a firm believer in the “gray.” There is often value in both sides and one ...

The National Comedy Center has announced that Keith Alberstadt, will be one of the featured comedians in back-to-back performances in the Tropicana Room on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Submitted photos

NCC To Host Alberstadt, Kaplan In Feb. 11 ‘Evening Of Comedy’

The National Comedy Center’s Tropicana Room at Desilu Studios is set to once again host an evening of comedy on the weekend nearest Valentine’s Day. The center announced last week that it will host comedians Keith Alberstadt and Myq Kaplan — veterans of the comedy and ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour will feature Chautauqua County singer-songwriter Stephen Foster,  in the on-site taping of its next episode Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.Submitted photos by Jamie Probst

‘BRRH’ To Feature Foster, Moore In Feb. 9 Episode

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will return next week to highlight the work of two Chautauqua County songwriters. The next episode will be taped on site Thursday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7 p.m., when Stephen Foster and Bryan Moore will showcase some of their most recent ...