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Final Miles: Pennsylvania’s Interesting Route 6

The best part of traveling an uncharted course is you never make a wrong turn and you are never lost. This is the way my husband and I traveled across New York and through much of New England. This is the last installment of our three week trip. After an uneventful crossing of the state of ...

Reg Lenna To Screen ‘Mask’ Today; ‘Queen Bees’ Friday

The 1985 drama Mask and the comedy Queen Bees will show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Peter Bogdanovich’s biographical film Mask will screen Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a disfigured but ...

On The Road Again: UFOs, An Old Man And Graders

My husband and I decided it was past time to get on the road, therefore we left home on fairly short notice and have traveled through the Finger Lakes area, looked at a few locks and have happily wandered around Vermont and New Hampshire. All of this was done without a plan, other than to go ...

‘Unfair’ Gets ‘Fabulous’ Response From Attendees, Participants

Despite the lack of a county fair this year, Chautauqua residents still clamored to the fairgrounds on what would have been the week of the fair for some good eats. Nancy’s Gyros and Pitas, Fain’s Sugar Waffles, Hick’s Steak Hoagies, Taylor’s Lemonade and Popcorn, Goode’s Beef on ...

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Off The Beaten Trail

We have been traveling for 18 days on our uncharted, breakout trip to New England, after 16 months of staying close to home because of Covid-19 restrictions. We have seen breathtaking views, heard interesting stories, searched for eateries and overnight accommodations and happened upon crazy ...

A Ride On The Cog Railroad

After my husband, Fred, and I had had enough of staying close to home for over a year, we decided it was time to take to the road again. I would have been alarmed to see how close to comfortable we had become with the earlier situation, if not for our frequent drives on many back roads in ...

Hanging Out In New Hampshire

My husband and I decided it was past time to get on the road, therefore we left home on fairly short notice and have traveled through the Finger Lakes area, looked at a few locks and have happily wandered around Vermont and New Hampshire. All of this was done without a plan, other than to go ...

Road Less Traveled

A very long period of staying relatively close to home, caused my spouse and me to break out for an impulse trip. Our only goal was to head toward New England. We planned to take the road less traveled and turn where we saw signs telling of something of interest ahead. We did a bit of ...

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Developing Resilience Through Life’s Hardships

Alyssa McCutcheon, LMSW Family Service of the Chautauqua Region Chances are you can think of that one friend or relative you know that seems to radiate strength and resilience in times of hardship. Maybe they’ve been through an illness or major life-changing event, yet they continue to ...

This Wimp’s Reason For Wearing A Mask

I ought to have your safety in mind when I wear my COVID-slowing mask in public. That would be noble. But I have a more gut-level motivation: Fear. Stark, naked fear. Fear of COVID is in the mix, but it is way back in my subconscious. Fear of getting my face slapped is right out there ...

Glimmers Of Hope And Sidewalk Chalk

I was recently sitting on the porch enjoying the pleasant weather on what I’m assuming will be one of the last afternoons of summer. My kiddos and their friend came racing out the door and grabbed up their scooters to ride up and down the street. After a while, they seemed to tire of their ...

Relearning The Lessons Of History

As a Vietnam veteran, I have been especially troubled by recent events in Afghanistan. We don’t seem to learn from the lessons of history. We thought, relative to Vietnam, that military might along with American know-how could turn around a civil war between North and South Vietnam. We ...

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What Are You Feeding Your Lake?

At the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, we think about what we humans feed our lakes, streams and groundwaters. We all live in a watershed. What runs off our yards with and in precipitation, what we place on our yards, what drips out of our vehicles, what we put in our dishwashers, down our ...

At Home: Chickadees Nest In Large Maple Sugar Tree

I've found entertainment in my yard in the past few weeks. I've been watching Black-capped Chickadees nesting in a dead tree. The tree they chose is a large Sugar Maple, whose top fell over in a storm seven years ago. The top has been cut and burned in the campfire or decomposing in the "messy" ...

Chautauqua Watershed Notes: Good Conduct On The Trail

Hiking seems like a very basic activity that most people feel they can do without too much difficulty, having walked since they were but a tiny tot. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind when hiking a trail, whether it's a just a short stroll or an epic trail hike. The first thing ...

Giants In The Sky

As we roll into summer, the temperature and humidity are also rapidly increasing. Hot, humid days bring an increase in outdoor activities, but they also bring on a weather phenomenon that lights up the sky in streaks and makes itself known with loud booming in the distance. Some people find ...

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Get The Best COVID-19 Information You Can

As we start to open up our senior centers and congregate meal sites, I am getting questions from older adults about how vaccines work. Can we mandate that everyone who comes into our building be vaccinated? And are we protected from the Delta variant of COVID-19? I will try to answer these ...

State Senior Medicare Patrol Gives Tips To Avoid Fraud

The New York State Senior Medicare Patrol educates beneficiaries to prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud. Although there are many health care fraud scams, three common scams are: ¯ Vaccine Card Scams — fake vaccine cards on being sold on social media for those who do not want to be ...

When Should I Contact The Social Security Office?

It may be helpful to contact the Social Security Administration to: ¯ Enroll into Medicare Part A and Part B ¯ Correct issues with your Medicare Part A or Part B effective dates ¯ Request a replacement Medicare card ¯ Appeal an income-related monthly adjustment (IRMAA) decision, for ...

Making Your Home Safe For The Aging

Have you ever thought about your own safety in your home as you age? It is something you should consider as early as your 40s and 50s. Those who plan to live out many years in your home as you age- you need to start looking critically at your environment. I am talking about steps and ...

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Persell JUMP Students Became Gardening And Forensic Pros

Persell Middle School JUMP students learned more about gardening and forensic science through their summer learning program. Teachers Jayme Genco, David Gee, Lina Scoma, Emily Naetzker, Julie Alfa and Ali Pezzulo, took their students on a journey to gain real-life experiences, while also ...

Jefferson JUMP Students Create Food Trucks This Summer

The smell of sweet treats filled the air in front of Jefferson Middle School at the end of the summer thanks to the efforts of Jefferson JUMP students who created two “food trucks” as part of a summer project-based learning unit. The students created Pastry’s Pies and Two Sides ...

JCC Announces College Connections Students Of Year

Jamestown Community College recently honored 58 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2020-21 students of the year in the College Connections program. In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who ...

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Births

BESSE — To Frank and Ginger Besse of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua Jamestown, N.Y., on July 30, 2021, a daughter, Mabel Irene Besse.

Births

DARLING — To Kevin and Katie Darling of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on June 16, 2021, a daughter, Sophia Grace Darling. Grandparents are Mark and Tammy Nelson and Bob and Linda Darling. DULANEY — To Frankilin Dulaney and Emily Anderson of 1436 Hartson Road, ...

Births

WINSHIP — To Michael and Ashley Winship of Jamestown, N.Y., on July 16, 2021, at UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Olivia Lynn Winship. Grandparents are Vicky and Marty Meneo, Bruce Waid and Joette and Doug Winship.

Births

GREENLAND — To Steve and Faith Greenland of Jamestown, N.Y., on June 1, 2021 in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Rayna Aurora Greenland. Grandparent are Liz Purdue, Holly and Larry Spontaneo, Thomas and Connie Greenland and Alan and Deb Purdue JOHNSON — To Jacob and ...

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Graham —Tapen

Michael and Jennifer Graham of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Johnna Elizabeth to Dr. Thomas Tapen, the son of Patrick and Valerie Tapen of Springfield, Va. Miss Graham is a 2013 graduate of Jamestown High School, 2017 graduate of Cornell University and is ...

Carlson-Molleur

Janet Lavietes Molleur along with Alan and Rhonda Molleur of Maryland are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Molleur to Christopher Carlson, son of Susan DePetro Carlson of Jamestown and John Carlson of Pittsburgh. Emily is a 2011 graduate of Sherwood High School and ...

Blume- Waterman

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Blume announce the engagement of their son, Keith, to Hannah Waterman, daughter of Mark Waterman and Susan Agre-KIppenhan, and Mike Kippenhan. They are planning a September wedding outside of Portland, Oregon.

Rodriguez — Mole

Mr and Mrs. Alberto and Angeline Rodriguez of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Josephine Rodriguez, to Paul Anthony Mole, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Michelle Mole of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Rodriguez is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School, a 2017 ...

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Syper-Trippy/Kircher

Dennis Andrew Syper and Candace Trippy/Kircher graduated from Mayville Central School in early 1960. A serendipitous re-connection 61 years later led to marriage on July 18, 2021, at Webb’s Captains Table. Attendants were beloved, combined grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Amanda, ...

Peterson — Corrigan

Hunter Corrigan and Bryce Peterson exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 7, 2021, at Whittier Apple Farm in Ashville, N.Y.. Pastor Al Myers performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Stephanie Corrigan of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Michael and Karen Corrigan of ...

Hiller — Halas

Haley Starr and Caleb Clark Hiller exchanged wedding vows on June 26, 2021, at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry, N,Y. Kory Hiller performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William Halas and Danielle Yuengert of Fredonia, N.Y.. and the granddaughter of Rosemary Halas of Dunkirk ...

Roesner — Masters

PeggyJo Masters and Jeffrey Roesner exchanged wedding vows on March 27, 2021, in Ludlow, Ky., at the Bircus Brewing Company. Thomas McCarthy, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Masters of Panama, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Stanley and Susan Roesner ...

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Flint

Anthony and Joanne Flint of Jamestown, N.Y.,celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 13, 2021. They are the parents of Michael (Lisa) Johnson of Kent, Ohio, and Anthony Flint of Jamestown, N.Y. They are the grandparents of Ben (Ashley) Johnson and Zach Johnson. They also have a ...

Mr. And Mrs. Craig Aaron Young

Craig Aaron and Jennie Marie Young of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gifted family trip to Universal Studios from their son, Patrick and Lesley Young, along with their son, Christopher and three grandsons. Young and the former Jennie Marie LaPresto were ...

Mr. And Mrs. James Vincent

James and Susan Vincent of West Ellicott celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2021, with a trip to the Finger Lakes in Geneva, N.Y., courtesy of their children. They are the parents of Daniel (Molly) Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin (Lindsey) Vincent of Sayville, N.Y., and Amy ...

MR. AND MRS. HOWARD BOBERG

Howard and Kathy Boberg of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2021 with a dinner for family and friends at their home. They are the parents of Todd Boberg. They were married April 14, 1996 , at the Brocton Tri-Church Parish. Boberg is employed by Cummins ...