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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 ...

Sports And Life

When my boys Aryl and Brennan were small, they were wrestlers. Both of them won New York state trophies for their age and weight groups. Our friend Tom Nolan’s boys were involved in wrestling too, and Tom often picked the boys up and took them along to meets. From wrestling the boys learned ...

Local Man Passes Family Passion For Gardening Onto His Children

A prouder dad and a more enthusiastic gardener than Pete Dauphin Jr would be hard to find. His love of gardening was learned as he worked beside his father, Peter Sr. and now the son is doing his best to pass on their passion to the next generation. His daughters, 4-year-old Nora and ...

A Broad Expanse Of Tranquil Light: Recollections Of A Jamestown Childhood

“What though the radiance which was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight, though nothing can bring back the hour, of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we shall grieve not, rather find, strength in what remains behind,” said William Wordsworth from Intimations of ...

JCA To Present Carpe Diem String Quartet Concert April 20

It took five years, but local fans of the Carpe Diem String Quartet will have their day on April 20, when the ensemble returns to Jamestown for a local performance. The ensemble will appear at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to give an 8 p.m. concert as part of the Jamestown Concert ...

Pine And Salvation At Christmas

When I was very small and young—maybe 3 or 4—I was afraid of the cold because it would wake me in the middle of the night. I think the great house groaned in the darkness, or sighed mightily, or cursed perhaps as cold settled around and through it. We had no central furnace, only space ...

Under Siege

There’s something special about big cities; more so at Christmastime. Skyscrapers and storefronts are filled with even more lights than normal, street-corner Santas are ringing their bells and pedestrians are in slightly better moods. There’s nothing that can go wrong. Unless of ...

Giddy Up

Need a fun day trip on Memorial Day? Check out the western town and old west atmosphere at Miracle Mountain Christian Ranch’s Open House, just 40 minutes from downtown Jamestown, where the campers who sleep in bunkhouses are referred to as ranchers. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and events are ...

Tales From The Garden: A Conversation With One Of Jamestown’s Unsung Heroes

As I was traveling over Fairmount Avenue a few days ago I noticed a woman on her knees, tending a flower garden. The garden didn’t appear to belong to her, because it wasn’t in a front yard, but on a corner that displayed two or three large billboards. I was compelled to not only get ...

Painting With Glass

It is doubtful one will ever meet a more creative being than Linda Larsen Mason of Warren, Pa. If she can dream it, she can create it. Her creations range from wearable art to pet memorials to paintings to yarn spun from pet hair to weavings to handmade glass beads to more. Having an ...

Dykeman-Young Gallery Photography Exhibit Showcases Jamestown

One need not view Jamestown through a rose-colored lens to see the beauty contained within Pearl City limits. This week, the Dykeman-Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium opened a new exhibit, its first of the 2017 season, that aims to showcase the attributes of Jamestown via a photographic ...

Chautauqua Comics To Host Free Comic Book Day This Weekend

It doesn’t always take a superhero to make someone’s day, but in this case it certainly wouldn’t hurt. On Saturday, comic book enthusiasts and appreciators of all ages are invited to Chautauqua Comics, 214 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to partake in the ...

‘What A Great Spot!’

“I love what I do. I live, eat and breathe it,” says Donna Germain, owner of The Main Landing, a restaurant located on Chautauqua Lake. “I never planned on opening a restaurant. It wasn’t like a dream. I honestly just dropped by and thought ‘what a great spot.’” “My ...

Bemus Point Innkeeper Shares Her Recipes

From the angle in which one approaches The Inn at Pheasant Run after driving up the lamp post-studded, winding driveway, it appears to be a moderately-sized house. When crossing the threshold into the foyer it is puzzling, because there is much more house on the inside than on the outside. ...

Local Band To Perform 2007 Debut Album In Anniversary Concert

For The Audience, 2017 is expected to be a year of both progress and reflection. But for now its members are doing more of the latter, excavating several relics from their past collection of original songs and polishing them up for a rapidly approaching downtown concert. The four-piece, ...

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ to Feature Tom Chapin On April 27

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” is proud to host a national treasure in the presentation of its 63rd episode next week. On Thursday, April 27, the program will feature an interview and live performance by singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, nationally renowned for his child-centric ...

Perfect Harmony

It’s been some time since Chautauqua Music has held an in-house recital to showcase the progress of its students currently taking private lessons, but that’s about to change. On Wednesday, the 110 E. Second St. Jamestown music store will host a 7 p.m. studio recital for students and their ...

JCA To Present Percussion Group Cincinnati During Earth Day Events

The fifth concert of the Jamestown Concert Association’s 2016-17 season will be presented in conjunction with a series of Earth Day-themed events. The association’s presentation of Percussion Group Cincinnati at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, will ...