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Richardson Guest At Valley Historical Society Christmas Dinner

SINCLAIRVILLE — Victor Richardson of Brocton was the guest musician at the Valley Historlcal Society Christmas dinner. The dinner was held recently in the fellowship hall of the South Stockton Wayside Chapel in Sinclairville.  Richardson provided some Swedish Christmas music for the group ...

How A Tragic Sled Ride Changed My Father’s Life

“Sometimes, something catastrophic can occur in a split second that changes a person’s life forever,” writes Jeannette Walls in her novel “Half Broke Horses.” This was one of those tragedies. It happened to my father and four of his friends 81 years ago here on a bitter ...

Winter Lights At The Audubon Controlled By Visitors

There is something magical about lights at this time of year. As a child, my parents would pack us all into the car and drive past houses with amazing lights. We would hunt for the best houses and go visit them, sometimes more than once. When my children were born, my wife and I started ...

Recipes, Ornaments And An Elf Mean A Great Deal To This Randolph Family

Keeping traditions and making memories for her family are very important parts of Amanda Jones’ Christmas preparations. She takes pride in her Swedish heritage and continues to make her late grandmother’s recipes, of which many were brought from her native land. Her maternal ...

Boutwell Hill Ski Club Holds Dedication Ceremony For New Trail

A dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting hosted by the Boutwell Hill Ski Club was held recently in the Boutwell Hill State Forest to celebrate the opening of a new cross-country ski trail. The new trail, named the “Homestead Loop,” is nine-tenths of a miles long and was made possible, in ...

Telling, Listening To Family Stories Around The Table

Holiday time is a time that family members, often from afar, gather at the home of a relative to celebrate whatever holiday it is. Many times the home is the “old homestead,” sometimes with a younger generation occupying the premises. Regardless of where the gathering takes place, it is a ...

Traumatic Injuries Have Minimal Impact On Opioid Epidemic

Individuals who sustain a traumatic injury are not likely a significant factor in the US opioid epidemic. This is the conclusion of a study presented (not yet published) at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, as reported in HealthDay. The study found that nearly 75 ...

Bone Of My Bone, Flesh Of My Flesh

I'm not sure you know this, but if you listen to most Dave Matthews Band songs, they're really about my husband. Or, at least, that's what happens in my head when I hear them. I think to myself, "Boy, Dave Matthews must really like Nick." In all honesty, I think that Dave Matthews really just ...

A Special Kind Of Place — The Six Acres

When I was a kid, I spent a good part of my youth walking my Uncle George’s six acres in Fluvanna. That’s what we called it, the six acres.  To my cousin and me, it was a whole world. My grandfather Carl loved it as did my dad. This farmland, sometimes planted with hay, had an old ...

Give It Your Best Shot

A beautiful picture of the morning fog and sun rays. The picture was taken by Darlene Fulton in early September. You can see the silhoute of a metal bear in the background. Send us your ‘‘Best Shot’’ of unique moments in your family’s life. Write clearly your name and address on the ...

Baking And Cooking In Eldred, Pennsylvania

It is heartwarming when families not only celebrate Christmas together, but treasure the memories of that time and times past. The family of Julia Ireland of Eldred, Pennsylvania, is one of those families who will celebrate her legacy of recipes and special baking projects for many years after ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...