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In Review: Chainsmokers, 5SOS Perform At KeyBank Center

BUFFALO — The Chainsmokers know how to create an environment that leaves one absolutely amazed and your senses on the verge of overload. To start, the stage was set up in a manner that had me thinking cyberpunk along the lines of William Gibson’s book, “Neuromancer,” or a scene from ...

Merchant Honored With Lennon Real Love Award

NEW YORK (AP) — At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music. The singer is the sixth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love Award, and will headline a tribute concert to the ...

Ex-Cinderella Frontman To Bring Sound To Casino

For many people, the late 1980s and early 1990s may be marked with a voice that has become iconic, that voice took them down a “Gypsy Road” in a “Long Cold Winter.” That voice may be a reminder that we really don’t appreciate what we have until we lose it, or that we are just ...

Reg Lenna Kicks Off Season

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is kicking off its new season Saturday with a block party, tours of the newly-renovated facilities and a performance by stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone. The block party will be free and open to the public between 5-7:30 p.m. Beer, wine, soda, water and ...

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Caring For The Healers

Leslie Greene exudes love, compassion and caring for her fellow beings. Serving is not only her passion, it is her gift. “I know I am here to serve,” are the words of the chef at UPMC Chautauqua. Even though the food she prepares does not go to the hospital’s patients, she feels ...

Lunch Lady

As the second oldest in a family of nine, Bianca Swarthout was taught large-quantity cooking at an early age. The Ellington woman has held jobs in the food service field for her entire life, beginning at the age of 14 or 15 when she worked at a business of which her mother was in partnership. ...

Remembering Lundquist Hardware

Lundquist Hardware was a fixture in Brooklyn Square for many decades. Operated by three generations of the Carl and Ellen Lundquist family, the store was located at 2 S Main St., next to Noah’s Ark. An informal slogan at Lundquist Hardware was “If we don’t have it, you don’t need ...

Tiny Pieces

Most, if not all people are passionate about something, even though the passion may not be obvious. Faith Swanson’s passion is displayed throughout her home for all to see. “I see pieces of my past, pillows, aprons, kid’s aprons, kid’s clothes, curtains,” she says as she looks at ...

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Fall: Also A Time To Rejoice

It’s well known that the Christmas season is known as the best season of the year — and I agree that it is a wonderful, magical time of year — but Autumn is also beautiful. The leaves, the pumpkin everything, the leaf piles and last days outdoor fun without snow. It’s glorious. My ...

A Home-Coming … Or Two

My trip to Alaska was sensationally phenomenal. . . if not phenomenally sensational. That state has so much to offer. I know these columns are to be centered on nature-plus and positively never a travelogue. The paper has other writers for that. But I will have more in one of my columns for ...

Real Economic Growth Is With The Individual

There is a big difference between statistical measurements of economic growth, such as an increase in gross domestic product, and the improvement of actual circumstances for the average individual. During World War II, gross domestic product jumped dramatically, simply because government ...

What Will Our Legacy Be?

At a recent doctor’s appointment, I was asked to complete a questionnaire including questions regarding my physical health and mental state of mind. One question asked if/how often I’ve felt I wish I could’ve done more for my family, my children. This was probably the easiest question to ...

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Walking Browns Creek Tributary Forest Preserve

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-leading a leisurely fall foliage walk at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s beautiful Browns Creek Tributary Forest Preserve, located at 5014 Walker Road near Bemus Point. My dear friend and co-leader was land donor, retired biology teacher ...

Afternoon Autumn Air

A note… …to the air of Oct. 12 in the mid-afternoon. You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitude. Carrying the scent of fading leaves, low sunshine, and the inaugural biting night of autumn, you wrap the season I’ve been waiting for into one ...

The Biological Basis For Deer Hunting

According to statistics from the Fish and Wildlife Service, hunters purchased 11.5 million hunting licenses in 2016. Of those, about 80 percent (approximately 9,000,000) were for big game species, mostly deer. As a result, hunters spent more than $25 billion to finance their ...

Apple Everything

‘Tis the season for scenic drives and rambling hikes. For pumpkin spice and apple flavored everything. For harvesting the fruits of the growing season. But, in this region dominated by eastern deciduous forests, nothing represents fall more so then the trees. The spectacular color ...

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Income, Residency Help Determine How Long You Live

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Catherine “Tinka” Zenke became a survivor at an early age. She had just turned 4 and was living in Scranton with her parents, Garfield and Emma Fellows Davies, when she and her mother fell ill with a virulent strain of influenza as it swept through the city as part of ...

Jamestown Senior Center Gathers Locally

The Jamestown Senior Center, 556 E. Second St., Jamestown, met recently with 24 members attending. New members welcomed were Diana Beard, Diane Nelson, Sylvia Anderson and Ruth Wilson Korcyl. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by God Bless America led by Laurel Magnuson. ...

11th Annual Journey To Active Aging Workshop Is Slated For Wednesday

The 11th annual Journey to Active Aging Workshop will be taking place Wednesday. The theme for this year’s event is Aging Well: Live Longer, Live Better and Laugh Often, and will provide area seniors with the opportunity to hear from several community members, as well as get laughing with ...

Members Of Westfield Senior Citizens Meet

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Senior Citizens met recently with 22 members present for a dish-to-pass supper. Shirley Kolpien shared a funny joke. The meeting was opened with Pat Sciarrino, president, with a prayer. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Kolpien noted birthdays for ...

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Honoring Heritage

“My family is important to me because they show me my beautiful culture and the food, dance, music and animals – what we celebrate,” said Jefferson Middle School seventh grader, Elianelys Gascot Cruz. “And I love that I can speak two languages.” “I am from Puerto Rico,” said ...

Teachers Use Nearpod App To Enhance Student Learning

Jefferson Middle School Social Studies students are experiencing the battlegrounds of Gettysburg and a Mayan Temple, not by traveling there, but through a cool app teacher, Darren Bonafede, is using in his classes called Nearpod. As one feature in the app, students can take a virtual reality ...

‘Create A Spark’

“We want to create a ‘spark’ in our students early on to become involved in extracurricular activities,” said Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Bret Apthorpe. “It is a goal of the district to have every student in our schools involved in, at the very least, one extracurricular ...

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Births

HERMAN — To Eric and Megan Herman of Bemus Point, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 2019, a daughter, Tenley Kay Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Laurie Volpe and Jack and Carolyn Herman. LAWSON — To Jonathan David and Carolyn Jane Lawson of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

BIRTHS

INGRAO — To Nathan and Allison Ingrao of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 2019, a son, Everett Nathan Ingrao. Grandparents are Chuck and Sandy Dole, Stacey Chase and Richard and Rosario Ingrao. LIUZZO — To Vince and Emma Liuzzo of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

BIRTH

WEIMER — To TJ and Tracy Weimer of Lakewood, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2019, a son, Nolan William Weimer. Grandparents are Ted and Betty Olson and Dick and Sandy Weimer.

BIRTHS

BENSON — To Joshua and Kara Benson of Frewsburg, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 30, 2019, a son, Oliver James Benson. Grandparents are Robert and Lora Benson and Daniel and Ruth McLaughlin. GERDY — To Michael N. and Natalie R. Gerdy of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

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Kurtz — Elf

Margaret Chrystal Elf of West Ellicott announces the engagement of Hilary Anne Kurtz and Dr. Randolph Scott Elf. Miss Kurtz is the daughter of late Deborah Ann Austin Kurtz and Joseph Cornelius Kurtz IV. Her fiance is the son of the late Dr. Frederick M. Elf. Miss Kurtz is a graduate of ...

Nalbone — Honsberger

Steven and Lynn Nalbone of Falconer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie, to Evan Honsberger, the son of Brent and Marcia Honsberger. Miss Nalbone is a graduate of Jamestown Community College and is pursuing a a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology-epidemiology at the ...

Mathers — Tucker

Erin Mathers and Peter Tucker, announce their engagement. Miss Mathers is the daughter of Susan Mathers of Cassadaga, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Robert and Dianne Tucker of Rochester, N.Y. Miss Mathers is a graduate of Cassadaga Valley High School, and is employed by Tim Hortons in ...

Milks — Black

Lena Pinter of Sugar Grove, Pa., announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Ashley Milks, to Brannan Black, the son of Mark and Lisa Black of Charles City, Va. Miss Milks is a 2005 graduate of Frewsburg Central School and a 2009 graduate of Slippery Rock University earning a bachelor’s ...

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Metzer — Taylor

Haley Marie Taylor and Brandon Michael Metzer exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 7, 2019, at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry, N.Y. Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman performed the ceremony. Reader was Mary Jo Jenson. Music was provided by DJ Shane Reithmiller with Dynamite Sound. The bride is the ...

Todd — Hardinger

Crystal Hardinger and Jordan Todd exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 22, 2018, at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, N.Y. Pastor Dan Nagle performed the ceremony. Music provided by Dan Bogee. The bride is the daughter of Leanne Hardinger of Bemus Point, N.Y., and the late Harry Hardinger. She ...

Metzer — Taylor

Haley Marie Taylor and Brandon Michael Metzer exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 7, 2019, at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry, N.Y. Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman performed the ceremony. Reader was Mary Jo Jenson. Music was provided by DJ Shane Reithmiller with Dynamite Sound. The bride is the ...

Smith— Laperruque

Emma Rebecca Laperruque and Justin Stephen Smith exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 2, 2018, at the Stanbury restaurant in Raleigh, N.C. Josh Snyder, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Amy Laperruque of Short Hills, N.J. Her husband is the son of Mark and Nancy Smith ...

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Horner

Terrance and Kathleen Horner of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Alaska. They are the parents of Terrance N. Horner Jr. (Ian Foss) of Washington, D.C., David C. (Kristie) Horner of Hookstown, Pa., and Michelle (John) Macris of Westport, Conn. They are ...

Gustafson

Wayne and Cheryl Gustafson of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2019. They have three children: Paul (Jamie) Gustafson of Lakewood, N.Y., Kristin (Shawn) Fileger of Jamestown, N.Y., and Andrea (Cameron Christiansen) Lawrence of Holly Springs, N.C. They also ...

Padd

Ronald and Gloria Padd of Lakewood,N.Y., celebrated their 50th anniversary over Labor Day weekend with a renewal of their wedding vows at Sacred Heart Church, a family dinner at Olive Garden, and the following day their children hosted a surprise party at the home of their son in Bemus Point. ...

Lane

Donald and Deborah Lane of Sinclairville, N.Y., will celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, 2019. They have three children: Scott (Pam) Lane of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Leanne (Scott) Adolf of St. Augustine, Fla., and Michelle (Jeffrey) Martin of Silver Creek, N.Y. They also have ...