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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 ...

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 ...