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Sweet Space

“I’m an art school drop-out, but I always knew I was going to do art, just not edible art,” says Andrea Latona, owner and pastry chef at Full Moon Rising Bakery. She goes on to tell about how she used to spend three months prior to her children’s birthdays talking about the ...

Japan Preschools Use Tablets To Prep Tots For Digital Age

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It’s drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to “three R’s” ...

Land And Memories

Landscape and memory are forever intertwined in my mind. Few places in Chautauqua County evoke memories and old narratives for me like Barcelona harbor and beach where my family spent many summers in little cottages at a place by the shore encircled by vineyards. I got lost in those ...

Preserving Public Literacy

A recent op-ed by economist Panos Mourdoukoutas argued that Amazon bookstores should replace local libraries. The article was published on Forbes’ website on July 21 with the headline “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money.” Mourdoukoutas’ claimed that ...

Warm Memories

Margaret Milford’s home is filled with warm fuzzy memories. She is able to keep her childhood memories close to her heart thanks to her parents, Ernest and Betty Chubb, who saved many toys and items that held special meaning for her, after she left home. Among these is the large collection ...

Boxes And Boxes

FALCONER — At the Historian’s office in the Town of Ellicott, are a number of photographs of the Village of Falconer and the area. Many of the photographs are copies from Fred Mattison. Most of the photographs were taken in late November 1946. This photograph was a mystery as to what the ...

A Parent’s Heart: The Transfer Of A Sickness

By Katrina Fuller There is nothing as terrible as when your kids are sick — especially when it is your baby. I had forgotten how hard ear infections are on your baby when they can’t tell you what is wrong. I forgot about the sleepless nights and the doctors visits and the constant worry. ...

Southern Tier Barbell

Eleven years ago the husband and wife team of Erick and Cammy Sandberg set a goal to live a healthier life-style. It was at this time Cammy gave up smoking cigarettes due to health issues with her husband following shortly thereafter. Their unhealthy habits included the consumption of fast ...

Farm Dinners

Of all of the people I have featured over the last 20 years, I can safely say I know Dacia Cook the best. She is one of the busiest people I know but she is allowing me, her mother, to share a glimpse of her life this week. Those who have stayed in touch with her over the years may find some ...

Homebaked Aspirations

Many opportunities to be in her mother’s kitchen throughout childhood is undoubtedly the reason Rhonda Shilling is comfortable being in her own kitchen today. “If I’m not working, I’m in my kitchen,” says the Jamestown woman. “I learned to bake from my mother. My mom was always ...

The Dinner Bell

“We love to cook. That’s what we do for fun.” Having come from a strong Sicilian background, cooking for family and friends comes naturally to Nina Constantino’s family. Her mother bought The Dinner Bell Restaurant when she was in second grade. “She would pack my brother, ...

Subtitles, Headphones I Enjoy With Television

I delight in using wireless headphones and printed subtitles when I view DVDs on our TV set. We ditched satellite reception four years ago. We use our two TV sets only for viewing DVDs and VCR tapes. The downstairs flat “smart” TV is also used by visiting children and grandchildren to ...

Don’t Skip The Importance Of Your Dog’s Dental Health

Hey, guys. We’re back at it. Back to talking about our pups. This week we’re talking about dental health. What? Our dogs need dentists? Don’t panic if you’re just now finding this out. There are many dog lovers who don’t know the importance of doggy dental health. After reading ...

You Have To Ask For A Radical Answer

During what was a particularly emotional service this weekend, I found myself praying at the front of the church with my pastor. That isn’t something I normally do — generally, I remain in my own pew and sing while rocking gently back and forth, as is expected of you. For some reason, ...

Weekend Festival To Give Cultural Insight For Visitors

MAYVILLE — More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the 13th annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival, which will decorate Mayville Lakeside Park on Friday and Saturday with the clothing, music, games and heritage of Irish, Scottish and Welsh families. Doug Clark, event organizer, ...

Cyclists To Gather For Gran Fondo

MAYVILLE — The fourth annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo charity cycling event is set for Saturday. The tour begins at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, and is scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. After bicyclists are finished with their chosen routes, a family-friendly post-ride party will ...

CLMC Releases Plans To Benefit Chautauqua Lake

The Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance evolved from the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission. Since its inception in 2005 and pursuant to its core mission, the CLMC was a major contributor to the development of the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan and initiated work ...

Embroiderer’s Guild Looking To Expand Participation

“We are a group of people who get together on a monthly basis to stitch, talk and eat,” were the words member Ruth Walton used to describe Chautauqua Region Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (CREGA). Members range from needlework novices to experts. Skill is not a ...

Fenton To Host Church Tours Saturday

The Fenton History Center will host “A Peek Inside” tour of four of Jamestown’s historic churches on Saturday. Join genealogist Janet Wahlberg and curator Jenn Champ for a new and unique tour of Jamestown’s historic churches. Meet at St. Luke’s Church at 10:45 a.m. The cost is ...

Dog Training Really Can Be Beneficial For Dog, Owner

Hey, guys. Another week, another article. This week I want to focus on one question… is dog training really worth it? This is a question I receive on a regular basis. The short answer. Yes. Professional opinion and personal opinion. Yes. Whether you’re trying to teach your dog basic ...