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Woodchopper’s Ball

One Jamestown resident has mastered an art while focusing on work. While he was originally an art student, Vincent Liuzzo went to work for a tree-cutting business. His original goal was simply to have part-time work when the majority of local performing arts organizations would slow down ...

‘Disenchanted’

Girls don’t need a prince to save them. The Lucille Ball Little Theatre’s production of the musical “Disenchanted,” is less about costumes, set and music, and more about the message of self-acceptance. The musical features nine fairy tale princesses who resent their portrayals in ...

Write Now: Library Is An Essential Tool In Writer’s Kit

I have another confession to make. I love the library. You may be shaking your head and saying “Didn’t he say he didn’t like reading books when he was younger?” I don’t waiver from my answer. It was then as it is now — yes I didn’t like books when I was younger. But, like ...

Singer: Music Should Be Used For Healing

Many artists talk about giving back. A good number keep their word. One tour is giving a portion of the ticket cost to help those here in this country that are in need. “It was really a no-brainer for us,” Jared Watson, singer for Dirty Heads said. “We’ve always tried to do things for ...

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Dozens Of Ideas

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — What’s the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9, 55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like sand, gravel or stone. I ...

Partnerships On Display

CHAUTAUQUA — This week’s 1045 a.m. speakers in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater are listed here: LAURA L. CARSTENSEN PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AND THE FAIRLEIGH S. DICKINSON JR. PROFESSOR IN PUBLIC POLICY AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY MONDAY, JULY 15, 10:45 A.M. Laura L. Carstensen ...

Meant To Be

Ron Pritchard and his home are a perfect match. His interests and the house’s built-ins, nooks and ledges appear to have been made for each other. First impressions, whether indoors or out, coming through the front door or back door, give visitors a cozy, warm, fuzzy feeling. Perennial ...

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It’s Not The Destination

In April of 1989, Hollywood released a fantasy film, which ended up being nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. It was a fantasy film about a man who heard a voice to build something and he would be visited by someone unknown. He interpreted the prompt to mean that he should build a ...

Garden Catalogues

Talk about temptation. Catalogues are much worse than a visit to a greenhouse. The latter is a one-time occurrence while I can leaf through the tempting pages day after day. Plus catalogues are full of gorgeous pictures of flowers, fruits, even trees. So much promise there. My three ...

The Passing Of A Great American Justice

The death at age 99 of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will be mourned, particularly by old Democratic liberals, for a range of well-balanced opinions over a career that made him the third longest server on the highest court. Perhaps the best remembered and significant was his ...

Defend Lutheran For Open Borders Now!

If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle: One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ...

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Lush Growth

Summer is in full swing and our local meadows, woodlands and wetlands are alive with the lush growth and green goodness of solar-powered warmth, light and renewed life. Songbirds fill the air with calls and melodies signaling territoriality, courtship and connection with mates and ...

‘The Greatest’ Environmental President And His Legacy

Most Americans who remember President Richard Nixon probably associate his name with the Watergate break-in and his abbreviated presidency. Despite Nixon’s self-inflicted problems, I remember him as the greatest environmental president of my lifetime. Among Nixon’s environmental ...

Global Change

As a kid, there was nothing more exhilarating than walking down the dirt road adjacent to my aunt and uncle’s house, hunting for monarch caterpillars under the warm August sun. I would walk hand in hand with my mother as she pulled my brother along behind in a red wagon, my cousins would ...

Yard Waste, The Issues Of A Natural Pollutant

Have you ever seen your neighbor push a wheelbarrow full of grass clippings to a nearby empty lot and, without hesitation, dump the load over the edge of the streambank? What about seeing someone rake his or her yard clean of fall leaves and then pile them behind some shrubbery along the ...

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Make Summer The Start Of A Healthier Lifestyle

There are many reasons why people slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling. Or perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t for you. However as we grow older, the main ingredients to staying healthy ...

How To Read Your Medicare Summary Notices

Question: I get Medicare Summary Notices (MSN), but I don’t understand them. The amount on the MSN does not match my doctor bill. How do I read this? Answer: Whenever you go to see your doctor or are admitted to the hospital, your benefits are processed through your insurance provider. ...

Monthly Claim Report Is A Standard Of Practice

Question: I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. I keep getting notices from them and don’t know why. I get a print out from my pharmacy when I pick up my medications. Why am I getting this as well? Answer: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sets a standards of ...

New Office Will Provide Plenty Of Local Services

Question: When I called your office to make an appointment, Karen said you are all moving in the coming days. I did not need an appointment immediately, so your move didn’t impact my needs. Where are you moving and why? Answer: For those clients who have known me for a number of years, you ...

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Jamestown High School Class Of 2019 Top 5%

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2019 Top 5%. These well-rounded, academically-talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2019 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Tower Garden Project Used To Teach Students

Ring Elementary School second graders in Samantha Hasbrouck’s class are learning a bit more about healthy foods with their Tower Garden provided by the Chautauqua County Health Network. The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allowing students to grow up to 20 vegetables, ...

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Births

GUSTAFSON — To Benjamin E. and Lauren Gustafson of Florida, in Winnie Palmer Hospital, on April 15, 2019, a son, James David. Grandparents are Dan and Donna Gustafson of Jamestown, N.Y., and David and Aimee McCrystal of Florida. UBER — To R. Shane and Jill S. Uber of Jamestown, N.Y., in ...

Births

DUPLER — To Andy and Sarah Dupler of Williamsville, N.Y., Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, May 25, 2019, a daughter, Elizabeth Rae Dupler. Grandparents are Rod and Linda Dupler of Jamestown, N.Y., and Jim and Debbie Bernsdorf of Williamsville, N.Y. GENCO — To Phillip and Allison Genco ...

Births

BAILEY — To Jordan and Skyler Bailey of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 16, 2019, a daughter, Sierra Charlene Bailey. Grandparents are Scott and Sandra Bailey and Todd and Rhonda Bellardo. LASKA — To Steven and Taylore Laska of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

Births

BESSE — To Frank Besse and Ginger Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on May 9, 2019, a son, Salvatore James Besse. CLARK — To Alex M. and Samantha J. Clark of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on April 30, 2019, a daughter, Kaeli Ann Clark. ...

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Walker — Walsh

Nanette Parrish of Summerville, S.C., and Jeffery Walker of Hanahan, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Michele Walker, to Patrick Matthew Walsh, the son of Dan and Bonnie Walsh of West Ellicott, Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Walker is a graduate of Dorchester High School and ...

Anderson — Carlson

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Anderson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Valerie Eaton of Warren, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Christina Anderson, to Andrew C. Carlson, the son of Steve Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Monica Guy of Cape Coral, Fla. Miss Anderson is the granddaughter of ...

Soderberg — Bernstein

Heather Soderberg and Lee Bernstein together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Soderberg is the daughter of the Rev. Daniel and Karen Soderberg of Jamestown, NY. Her fiancÈ is the son/stepson of Jeri and Randy Bennett of Peekskill, NY and the son of Mark Bernstein of ...

Roosa — Sundholm

Elizabeth Roosa and Adam Sundholm together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Roosa is the daughter of Karen and Gerald Roosa of Randolph, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Sandra and Andrzej Kopiczak of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late Jon Sundholm. Miss Roosa is a graduate of ...

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Litton — Burkett

Elizabeth G. Burkett and David J. Litton exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 23, 2019, at Nolensville First United Methodist Church in Nolensville, Tenn. Ray McKelvy performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Amy Fields, pianist and soloist. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Burkett ...

Soderberg — Clark

Jessica Clark and Mark Soderberg exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 19, 2019, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Jay Baehr performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Vince Joy and John Clark, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Michael Lennon of ...

Whitted — Davis

Cameron Davis and David Whitted exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2018, at the West Springfield Government Center in Fairfax County, Va. Richard Bulova, marriage celebrant performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Sandy Davis of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of ...

Dugan — Taylor

Jennifer Taylor and William Dugan exchanged vows on Sept. 29, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the garden chapel at the Flamingo resort. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Taylor, formerly of Stockton, N.Y. Her ...

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Nelson

Todd and Donna Nelson of Lake Royale, N.C., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Florida Keys and the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Nelson and the former Donna Phillips were married June 8, 1974 in Kidder Memorial Church. They are the ...

American Spirit

MAYVILLE — There are various ways to show American spirit. On the Fourth of July, simply showing up, typically dressed in red, white and blue, is the most common method. Two hundred years after 13 colonies declared independence, the efforts of the U.S. founding fathers are still recognized ...

MR. AND MRS. PAUL H. LINDQUIST

Paul H. and MaryAnn Lindquist of Lakewood, N.Y., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2019, with a family dinner and June 15, 2019, with a family cook-out at Viking Lake Campground on Chautauqua Lake. The celebration was hosted by their children: ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM LARSON

William and Carol Larson of West Ellicott, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2019 with a family dinner at Gially’s, Jamestown, N.Y. The dinner was hosted by their children: Sandy (Tom) Calalesina, Marsha (Scott) Forsberg, Rick (Dawn) Larson and Karen (Andy) Coccagnia. They ...