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In Review: ‘The Living Christmas Tree’

“Good Christian Men Rejoice” was the processional anthem articulately played by the 22 piece orchestra as the 60 choral members of the 32rd Living Christmas Tree production traversed their places throughout the 30-foot Christmas tree stanchion anchored in the sanctuary of The First ...

Candid of some race participants at the starting line.
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‘Pace Against Polio’ 5K Race Results Announced

Over 30 participants ran or walked the “Pace Against Polio” 5k course in Westfield on the cool, damp morning of Nov. 26. Top overall finishers of this charity event, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, were as follow: Jason Almeter (Westfield), top male youth and ...

In 1892, a five room school house was built where the Lillian G. Dickson Playground is located today.
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Who Was Lillian G. Dickson?

Anyone traveling along Falconer Street in Jamestown, may have noticed the playground at the corner of Falconer and Sturges Street. This is the Lillian G. Dickson Playground. So why is there a playground there and who was Lillian G. Dickson? In 1892, a five room school house was built on that ...

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How Can A Physical Therapist Help With Knee Osteoarthritis?

Your physical therapist will design an individualized treatment program specific to the exact nature of your condition and your goals. Range of Motion Often, abnormal motion of the knee joint can lead to a progression of OA when there is more contact between, and wear on, the bones. Your ...

Peterhof is famed largely for its fountains, which are both ingenious works of hydraulic engineering and masterpieces of monumental decorative art. The glittering, iridescent jets of the three cascades and the many fountains playing in the rays of the sun create the unique sensation of a celebration of nature and Peter the Great’s own favorite element — water. This is an open-air museum unlike any other in the world.
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The White Nights Of St. Petersburg

Our Baltics cruise began in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a two day stop in the city of “White Nights.” This profoundly Russian City of St. Petersburg was conceived by Czar Peter the Great or Peter I. His grandson, Peter III, subsequently married Catherine II or Catherine the Great. The ...

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Give It Your Best Shot

A red picnic table is pictured along the Riverwalk near the Chadakoin River. Photo by Sandy Robison. 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 details, and mail to The Post-Journal, ...

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Look Around Your Table

Four years ago, I wrote a column just before Thanksgiving and several people thought to write and tell me that it had moved them. It was about appreciating the people in your life and never taking them for granted. Life is short, I pointed out, so I urged everyone to look around their table ...

Delaney Walters is excited over something her cousin, Stella Smith, is playing with on the floor as Serena Smith looks on.
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‘Elf On The Shelf’ Breakfast Feeds Hungry, Little Bellies

Imagine having three grandchildren ages 11 months, two years and four years old and then, BOOM! Almost tripling that amount to eight in just three years! That’s what Pam and Cliff Hogan’s family did. Not only did that happen, but just two of their four children made that happen. There have ...

Cast and crew of the May 1943 production of “Yes, My Darling Daughter,” presented by The Little Theater of Jamestown, Inc. Can you identify any one?

Hometown History: Unidentified Memories

The theater season in Jamestown is well underway with Little Theater and the JCC Uncommoners having completed plays these past weekends. A recent donation to the Fenton History Center Special Collections is a scrapbook from the years 1942 through 1951 of many of the plays presented by Little ...

Dealing With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Physical Therapy Can Help

When she was 23, Morgan broke her big toe and it was placed in a cast. She expected a quick recovery, but nearly a week later she was still experiencing severe pain. Unable to tolerate the restriction of the cast, she had it removed. Two weeks after the injury, her foot was still discolored ...

George Panebianco was given the top-volunteer award the YMCA gives out each year, the Paul B. Sullivan Award, its life-time of service award at the Camp’s Annual Dinner/Dance fundraising extravaganza, Nov.12. Picture at right: Amazing auction items, such as these pictured were auctioned off at the YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa Dinner/Dance, Nov.12. All funds raised during this event are used to help fulfill the Onyahsa Promise, which provides resident and day camp sessions at modest tuition based on area of residence.

Camp Onyahsa Raises Funds To Keep Camp Affordable For Local Youth

For more than 118 years, YMCA Camp Onyahsa has been providing children and adults from diverse backgrounds a quality camping experience. Regardless of the camper’s background, all are welcome at the Chautauqua Lake site. Camp “O,” much like its parent organization the ...

Chautauqua Institution has announced that Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys will open and close its popular entertainment lineup for 2017, with 8:15 p.m. performances on Saturday, June 24, and Saturday, Aug. 26, respectively. Lewis Black will also open the Week Six lecture series “Comedy and the Human Condition” on Monday, July 31, at 10:45 a.m.
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2017 Chautauqua Institution Season To Include Franklin, Beach Boys, Black

The 2017 popular entertainment schedule at Chautauqua Institution is beginning to take shape. It was announced by the institution last week that soul superstar Aretha Franklin and American icons The Beach Boys will provide bookend performances to open and close the Saturday music series at ...

The Width Of A Circle

I’ve not always had a penchant for being the most festive during the the holiday season — or even as grateful as I could be. For a number of years, life seemed to be passing me by one day at a time; drawing me onward in a state of perpetual wandering and wondering of what was in store for ...

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The End Moraine

My parents Raymond and Barbara Johnson fell in love in the late 1930s, at Lake Erie State Park where they spent so many days of laughter and light. I still have the photographs of mother in her gingham checked shorts with her hair pulled back in a scarf. Dad looks movie-star-handsome. ...

I love kayaking the Chautauqua Lake Outlet, which is the start of the Chadakoin River and part of the Mississippi River watershed.
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Do You Know What A Watershed Is?

Recently I attended a Land Trust Alliance conference in Minneapolis, Minn. The main focus of the conference was on land conservation. Since I do a lot of public outreach and environmental education for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, I tried to seek out seminars on those subjects at the ...

This year’s 38th annual holiday exhibit, Space Age Christmas, reminds visitors, or teaches visitors about that exciting time in our nation’s history.

Space Age Christmas Mansion-Wide Exhibit Opens

Aluminum Christmas trees, moon and star themed Christmas tree bulbs, odd shaped Christmas tree bulbs, bubble lights, all are from the space age. What do you remember from that time period? What excited you about the space race? This year’s 38th annual holiday exhibit, Space Age Christmas, ...

Mavis, Vivian and Karin deck the halls.
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The Church Basement Ladies Return To Warren In All New Show

Warren, Pa. — And out of the basement shall come a “Church Basement Ladies” musical of good tidings, great humor and joy. The ladies are serving it up again. This time around it’s an all new holiday show performed at the Struthers Library Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. This is the ...

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Professor Goes From Physical Therapy Skeptic To Believer

At first when Patty had knee pain she would literally “shake it off.” But after a while, the pain in her left leg was too much to ignore. Patty could barely walk. Even standing was painful, which was problematic for a professor who needed to stand for hours during classes. Patty walked ...

Some of the veterans who attended The Resource Center’s Veterans Day event pose together.
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The Resource Center Hosts Annual Veteran’s Day Lunch

The Resource Center took time Friday to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces. The Resource Center hosted its seventh annual Veterans Day lunch at its administrative offices on Dunham Avenue in Celoron. The event was held to honor TRC employees and other community members who ...

Fasting On Facebook: Taking A Break From Social Media

I took the weekend off of Facebook because I just needed a break. Today, I took a peek because a story I was writing made it necessary, and I discovered a few things. 1) There wasn’t very much that I missed. 2) No one was screaming and crying because I hadn’t posted. 3) Facebook can ...