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Another One

NEW YORK (AP) — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year’s celebration of American theater. The show was originally scheduled for June 7 but the virus forced all 41 Broadway theaters to go dark and caused turmoil ...

Write Now: If You Have To Be Home, Then Make Most Of It

OK, so most of us have been asked to work at home. It’s easy for some, but not for others. I’ve been over that. Since you have been asked to be home, due to circumstances beyond your control, and only can go out for essential things, then why not make the most of your ...

The Show Must Go On

NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. John Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts ...

Write Now: What About Workers Who Can’t Afford To Work At Home?

You hear a phrase, and it sticks with you. It’s a phrase that has a harmless intent. It’s meant to be a boon. Usually when the phrase “Work from home” is mentioned, people may think that option may work (no pun intended) for them. The benefits of working from home may outweigh ...

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The City Sleeps

A desolate Times Square still lit up with no one on the streets. The usually bustling Grand Central Terminal empty, except for a lone traveler. Only a few people snapping selfies on the Brooklyn Bridge, instead of the horde of commuters and tourists that usually venture across the iconic ...

Interesting Artifacts

The Randolph home that Mary Williams shares with her husband, Adrian, and their children is a perfect house for them for many reasons. It has been in Mary’s family for 54 years. Before this, her father and mother, Howard and Beverly Freeman, lived with his mother and grandmother in the house ...

Positive Attitude

Lukus Andriaccio comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. His grandmother Antoinette Coppola came to America from Italy in 1935 and eventually married Guy Andriaccio, whose family had come from the same country in the 1800s. Guy started Andriaccio’s Restaurant near the grounds of Chautauqua ...

Sweet Memory

Recently, Pastor Lynn and Donna Gatz spent a few hours in their kitchen while working on a sweet project. The Randolph couple were preparing a surprise for their children and Donna’s siblings. In the 1930s, Mrs. Gatz’s father, Edwin Larson and a man called Buzzy, hauled bees back and ...

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Sheltering In Place With Kids

SOS from the front lines of Coronavirus Isolation with kids: 00:01:00 The schools have been closed. The store shelves are empty. We've been shopping. We've been preparing for this. We are fine. We are safe. We are healthy. This is just an extended vacation — an inside, isolated staycation. ...

Chutzpah: ADL Wants A Federal Bailout

When I think of “essential” workers in America, the smear merchants of the Anti-Defamation League are at the bottom of the barrel. For decades, they’ve demonized conservatives and Christians as agents of “hate” and treated our very existence as incitements to violence. The ADL’s ...

Going Viral: Publicizing This Pandemic Gets Us Nowhere

By now the tropes have become almost typical. Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, drumming up irrational fears in the media, and causing an economic meltdown, all in hopes of bringing down the president. It has even been floated that climate change activists are actively hyping the ...

Cat Watching Has Become A Favorite Activity

Last summer, a feral cat had kittens and my neighbors started feeding them. At one point, I was asked how to get rid of the cats. “Stop feeding them,” I answered. Since that was not an option for them, they trapped all the cats, including the mother and father, and had them all spayed or ...

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What Is A Watershed?

The staff and board of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy get asked numerous questions about our region’s watersheds and water quality. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. WHAT IS A WATERSHED A watershed is an area of land where all surface water and ...

Nature Is In Supply

Here’s the thing. There are many fewer excuses now. Maybe you’re home. Maybe you’re kids are home. Maybe you’re working from home, on limited hours, or in quarantine. Even though the toilet paper may be in short supply, nature isn’t. And it is a glorious time to be outside. Yes, I ...

‘Re-Wilding’ Your Lawn Takes Work, Especially At First

“Re-wilding” is the trend toward diversifying traditional lawns by putting in native plants that flower and fruit, boosting wildlife populations. It returns more control of the home landscape to nature. But such conservation landscaping involves more than simply quitting pruning or ...

March Is A Great Time To Prune Many Shrubs, But Not All

Don’t prune your forsythia, lilac or mock orange yet. Anything you cut off now will result in that much less of a flower show this spring. Except for these and many other spring-flowering shrubs, however, March is a fine time for pruning many trees and shrubs. It’s easy to see what to cut ...

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Heritage Ministries Leader Named To LeadingAge Cabinet

Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone Communities executive director and Heritage vice president of skilled nursing operations, was recently appointed to the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet. LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving ...

Health Department Is Keeping An Eye On The Coronavirus

Every day we are hearing more about novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) and how it is spreading across the world. While our risk in Chautauqua County right now remains low, we want everyone to know that our local health department is preparing to meet the needs of the public should an outbreak ...

North Harmony Senior Citizens To Meet Today

STOW — The North Harmony Seniors Citizens met Feb. 17 with 38 members and two guests in attendance. Vice president Will Ortman opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and chaplain Gordon Saulsgiver led the opening prayer. The secretary’s minutes of the Jan. 20 meeting and ...

Do You Know WIC?

Do you know there is a program available to help pregnant women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age? It is called WIC and is run by the Catholic Charities. The WIC program is a supplemental food program that has services for Mothers to be, new babies, small children and their ...

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Food Service Provides Breakfast And Lunch Meals

In just three days, the Jamestown Public School Food Service Department prepared more than 8,000 meals for distribution to families that are affected by the extended cancellation of classes in the district. As part of the “new normal,” the district is helping students who need breakfast ...

‘We Care For Them’

Jamestown Public Schools has taken a proactive approach in preparing for the government shut down of all New York State Schools. While classes are canceled at the Jamestown Public Schools, we will provide a variety of resources to support your child’s continued learning at home. This week, ...

Childcare Is In Place For Working Families

“In light of all of the disruptions that we are currently experiencing as a country, it’s nice to know our community can come together and help one another. I was extremely worried and stressed out when I found out that the Jamestown School District was closing all of their schools until ...

JPS Aims To Keep Families Informed During Virus Closure

Editor’s Note: The following column is a release from Jamestown Public Schools officials. It is important for the Jamestown Public Schools to keep our community informed on what is happening in the district during this unprecedented time. We are very proud of the efforts of every JPS staff ...

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Births

ARNDT — To Jayson and Kaitlin Arndt of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Feb. 24, 2020, a daughter, Shiloh Marie Arndt. Grandparents are Paul and Diane Osborn and Tom and Pat Arndt MCKINLEY — To Adam and Megan McKinley in in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Dec. ...

Births

ARNDT — To Jayson and Kaitlin Arndt of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Feb. 24, 2020, a daughter, Shiloh Marie Arndt. BAILOR — To Jonathan and Brittany Bailor of Tidioute, Pa., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on March 2, 2020, a daughter, Ella ...

Births

CARLSON — -Jason and Victoria (Wessel) Carlson of Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 2019, a daughter, Penelope Viola Carlson. Grandparents are Al and Vesna Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Tom and Lisa Wessel of Hamburg, N.Y. Great-Grandparents are Ivan Viola and Anne and Jim Buffone of Jamestown, ...

Birth

SAEGER — To Gregory and Cindy Saeger of Jamestown WE, in Magee Women’s Hamot UPMC, on Nov. 15, 2019, a son, Austyn Gregory.

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Styers — Fain

Ken and Helen Styers of Clymer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison, to Logan Fain, the son of Tom and Irene Fain of Bemus Point, N.Y. Miss Styers is a graduate of Clymer Central School and is employed by Lutheran Social Services as a licensed practical nurse. Her fiance ...

Bush — Kennedy

David and Debra Bush of Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Collin Patrick Kennedy, the son of Patrick and Amee Kennedy of Lakewood, N.Y., and Karin and Joseph Shelters of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Bush is a graduate of Southwestern Central School and ...

Craft — Rabent

Terry Craft and Julie Westendorf of Sioux Falls, S.D., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirsten Craft, to Stephen Rabent, the son of Michael and Lyn Rabent of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Craft earned a Bachelor of Science in 2014 from Augustana University and her Master of Business ...

Montgomery — Rinaldo

Scott and Lisa Montgomery of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cady, to Troy Rinaldo, the son of Steven Rinaldo of Grand Junction, Colo. and Linda Ostrom of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Montgomery is a graduate of Jamestown High School and is employed by Chautauqua ...

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Wigren — Smith

Sabrina Smith and Nathaniel Wigren exchanged vows on Oct. 10, 2019, in a private ceremony at Colins Flat Beach, Sidney NSW Australia. Robyn Pattison performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Herman Woratschek and Birgeit Hoellmer of Hanau, Germany. Her husband is the son of the ...

Cusimano — Hnatyszyn

Brooke Hnatyszyn and Joseph Cusimano exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2019, at the Hall of Philosophy at Chautauqua Institution. Jay Baehr, minister performed the ceremony. Music was by Rob Meger. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Dawn Hnatyszyn of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son ...

Liuzzo — LoPresti

Sarah LoPresti and Simon Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 19, 2019, at St James Church, in Jamestown. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca LoPresti, of Frewsburg, and the granddaughter of Thomas and Marcia Walsh of Kennedy, ...

Bird — Ames

Kourtney Ames and Andrew Bird exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 17, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown. Pastor Jennifer Delahoy performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Kathi Ames of Falconer. Her husband is the son of Jim and Natalie Bird of Cassadaga, and Myrtle ...

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Mr. And Mrs. Jack Southern

Jack ‘‘Walleye Jack’’ and Wanda Southern of Brookdale in Lakewood, N.Y., formerly of Illinois, Bemus Point, N.Y., and Winter Haven, Fla., will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on March 16, 2020. They are the parents of Rodney (Mary Ann) Southern of Lakewood, N.Y., Robyn (Tony) ...

Cummings

William and Lois (Rathburn) Cummings of Clearfield, Utah, formerly of Sherman and Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8, 2020, with an open house. The celebration was hosted by their children: Brenda (Ken) Warnshuis, Wanda (Don) Latimer and Lyle (Michelle) ...

Mr. And Mrs. Timothy Town

Timothy and Brenda Town of Tahlequah, Okla., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Feb. 7, 2020 with family. They have sons: Timothy James (Tiffany) Town of Muskogee, Okla., and Todd Michael (Roseanne) Town of Harvest, Ala. They also have eight grandchildren: ...

Anderson

Dale and Deanna Anderson of Ashville, N.Y., will celebrate their 25th wedding on Nov. 19, 2019. They were married Nov. 19, 2019, in Celoron, N.Y. The Honorable Judge Jackson performed the ceremony. Anderson is retired from MRC/SKF. Mrs. Anderson is retired GierstonTools.