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Give It Your Best Shot

A picture of Chautauqua Lake taken Sunday morning. The Casino restaurant can be seen buried beneath the fog. Photo submitted by Julie Everett. 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 ...

Playstation 4 Pro Checks All The Boxes

A while back I warned of my affinity for video games and wrote about the lead up to my purchase of the new Playstation 4 Pro. I’d like to revisit my purchase and the three months that have passed in this Playstation 4 Pro review. One of the best, and worst, parts of this review will be the ...

Cast members of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “Saving Grace” are pictured in their respective roles. From left are: John Pickett as Walter Chepple; Kaitlin Ames as Harriett Larkin; Jonathan Young as Gregor Vanitsky; Carl Liuzzo as Alex Docker; and Paige Cummings as Grace Larkin.
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Little Theatre To Stage ‘Saving Grace’ Beginning This Weekend

Fast-paced dialogue, wry humor and the acting abilities of five community members are ready to take center stage at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre this week, when the Jamestown theater company debuts its production of “Saving Grace.” A 1976 Jack Sharkey-penned play, “Saving Grace” ...

Pictured are Robert and Anna Wohlgemuth, Jennifer Stewart, Alek Michali, and Arlene and John Bonnett at a previous incarnation of the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s Fire and Ice Ball.
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Rotary To Host Fourth Annual Fire And Ice Ball Feb. 4

With the area recently experiencing above-average temperatures, it seems even Mother Nature has been gearing up for the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s yearly endeavor designed to spice up the winter season for a good cause. The Rotary’s fourth annual Fire and Ice Ball, which serves as a ...

Patty Franco serves her husband, Tom, a cup of joe at Joe’Z Coffee House, which is located at 98 Forest Avenue in Jamestown.

Coffee Shop Memorializes Owner’s Father

It’s doubtful during the 37 years that the late Joe Zanetta sold Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Fleischmann’s Yeast and Gold Medal Flour, that he thought one day he and his career would be commemorated. He attended Jamestown Business College before he enlisted in the United States Army, during ...

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. ...


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 ...


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 ...