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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 ...

Mother Of 9 Up To The Challenge

A large family may be an understatement when referring to the one that Sandy and Dan Davis have created. The couple was just getting started when they had their two biological children, who are now grown and married. Since then they have added eight more to the mix, seven through adoption and ...

Cassadaga Summer Concert Series Begins Wednesday

CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga will begin its 2018 summer concert series on Wednesday, June 27. Most concerts will take place on the floating stage located at Cassadaga Beach, 45 Park Ave., Cassadaga, while some will take place right on the beach. Those attending can come by boat or ...

Finding Her Place At The Y

When one thinks of a YMCA it may conjure up thoughts of fitness classes, gyms and pools, or even camps and youth programing. At the Jamestown Area YMCA, the fitness classes and fitness instructors are all topnotch and of the highest caliber around. ‘Enter stage left’ and this week’s ...

Take Control Of Shedding

Hey, guys! There’s something every dog lover takes a huge ‘sigh’ over. Think about it for a minute. What’s one thing your dog can’t control that absolutely drives your crazy? YES. Shedding! You walk in to your house, and you see fur tumbleweeds flowing gently through your ...

Roger Tory Peterson Institute To Host Bat Biologist Today

Bat biologist Jonathan Townsend will host a free public program entitled “Bats and Plants, A Global and Local Perspective” at 7 p.m. today. Townsend will explore the significant positive environmental impact that bats have on every ecosystem they inhabit. Starting with a brief review of ...