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‘Lightyear’ To Show Today At Reg Lenna Center For Arts

A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear will be shown Wednesday at 1 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday as a sensory friendly showing. The filmi follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a ...

Experts Say: Don’t Hibernate. Exercise. Treat Yourself. Do Something.

Although she’s lived in Cortland for more than a decade, Juliana Garcia remembers the shock of New York winters compared to her hometown in Texas — the freezing weather and lack of sunshine were a one-way ticket to a winter slump. There’s no one right way to wipe out the winter blues, ...

The Household Division Of Duties

I’m going to bet that all of you long-time married couples divided up your household duties a long time ago and without much discussion. You weren’t like the couples of today who sit down and draw up actual contracts so all the toils of life are divided fair and square—-down to the ...

All In The Family: Conewango Valley Business Thrives

Lenny Armstrong has worked in the lumber business for most of his adult life. It runs deep in the roots of his family, beginning with his wife, Lisa. Many years ago, her great-grandfather and great-uncle founded Studd and Whipple, a lumber business in Conewango Valley. Throughout the years ...

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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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Domestic Violence Is Not Just Physical

Domestic violence is no stranger to our society and especially not a stranger to our community here in Chautauqua County. The term “domestic violence”, however, has begun to take on a different meaning over the past few decades. As a society, through many awareness and advocacy efforts, we ...

If Heaven Is Joyous, Pets Will Be There

If Heaven is a happy place, then my dogs will be there with me. Last week, it became time to put down our quiet, dependable collie/beagle mix, Buddy. A year earlier, years, we had to bid farewell to Ralph, our loopy, goofy, Lab/Aussie mix, also age 12. Eventually, I will make that journey. ...

I’ve Only Got Two Shoulders

Every time I start writing a column, I end up explaining how hard things have been lately. It seems like they’ve been just plain hard for eons. First, there was COVID, then there was more COVID, then there was politics, and division, and anger, and war. It gets a little heavy to hold up on ...

Charles Atlas, Muscles And Genders

There is an amusing side to asking, “What is your definition of a woman, Denny?” I do not answer right away. I have to wait until I stop chuckling. I chuckle because I remember how at age 12 or 13 this testosterone-overloaded boy first really noticed that some of the kids on the ...

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Hidden Bluebird Nest

In a hole in a tree, there lived a bird. It was not a dusty, cramped beetle hole, filled with sawdust and bug bits, nor was it a large, windy, woodpecker hole exposed to the elements: it was a bluebird hole, and that means comfort. This Tolkien-inspired thought struck me today as I was taking ...

The Demise Of The Lake District

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency (CLPRA) voted against recommending the formation of a lake district for the maintenance and protection of Chautauqua Lake. Unfortunately, a lot of aspects of the proposed lake district made it hard for ...

Wisdom In Desktop Collection

Education Coordinator at ACNC Let’s take a tour of my desk at work! You’re thinking, “this is a strange topic and sounds boring.” Perhaps! You’ll have to read on to find out. But it was my turn to write the article and I forgot, and this is what my brain can do today. As a preface, ...

Nutrients, Algae And Chautauqua Lake

What do we know about the sources of nutrients fueling algae blooms and plant growth in Chautauqua Lake? The deeper glacial till soils of our region contain an abundance of phosphorus, which makes the sediments and waters in our lakes naturally more fertile and able to support more algae and ...

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How To Get Senior Services Renewed

Many people as they get older receive programs and services from different government agencies. Maybe you have Medicaid in addition to Medicare to help with medical bills. Long-term Medicaid that pays for services in your home or nursing home expenses. You may receive SNAP to help pay for ...

Medicare Savings Program Expansion In Effect

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have a limited income may be newly eligible to receive help with their health care costs through a Medicare Savings Program in 2023. Currently, people who enrolled in Medicaid at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic are largely still enrolled. In 2020, ...

How To Plan For Post- Retirement Medical Expenses

People need to be aware of the potential costs of medical care in retirement and plan ahead so they can meet those obligations if and when the need arises. When individuals retire, they not only walk away from work, but also relinquish thier steady paychecks. For many, retirement can be a ...

Aging Is A Time To Focus On Flexibility

If moving is more difficult now than in your younger years, it may be a result of deceased flexibility. Flexibility refers to your body’s ability to move through its full range of motion without pain or difficulty. If you do not move your body regularly, the lack of physical movement will ...

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JHS Continues, Expands Tradition Of Poetry Education

The stage of the Merton P. Corwin Auditorium at Jamestown High School is dim with only a microphone at center stage. Occupying that microphone is JHS freshman Hayden Langford, who is rehearsing a poem into a sea of empty seats, save for the middle seat of the tenth row. “Now this time when ...

JPS Is Now Pre-Registering Universal Pre-K Students

Jamestown Public Schools is now accepting pre-registration for families who are looking to enroll their children in universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) for the 2023-24 school year. The district has two free UPK programs: UPK 3 and UPK 4. Eligible students are children who reside in Jamestown ...

Book Club Gives Fletcher Students Chance To Read Together, Expand Vocabulary

Each Tuesday after school, roughly a dozen Fletcher Elementary School students gather in the school library. “Alright, my friends,” says the gentleman seated in the middle of the room. “Let’s open our books to page 35 and we can begin where we left off last time!” Throughout the ...

Peer Mediators At Washington MS Aim To Reduce Conflict Among Students

Student leaders at Washington Middle School are stepping up to make a difference for their classmates. A cross section of Washington students from grades 5 through 8 were selected by their teachers to aid in the school’s approach to conflict resolution as “peer mediators.” The mediators ...

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Births

SAEGER — To Gregory and Cindy Saeger, of West Ellicott, Jamestown, born on Oct. 23, 2022, at Magee Woman’s Hospital in Erie Pa., a daughter, Adalynn Taylor Saeger.

Births

WAID — To Megan and Joshua Waid of Ashville, in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2022, a son, Connor Allan Waid. Grandparents are Russell and Sheila Turck and James and Laurie Waid. O’CONNOR — To Ryan and Danielle O’Connor in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. ...

Births

GIBSON — To Ben and Renee Gibson of Warren, Pa., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 26., 2022, a son, Beren Giuseppe Gibson. Grandparents are Jennifer and Troy Gibson of Jamestown, N.Y., Kathy and Dan Petruccello of Tennessee, and Barbara Metcalfe of Falconer, N.Y. ...

Births

RINALDO — To Kali and Brett Rinaldo of Lakewood in UPMC Chautauqua, a girl, Stella Josephine Rinaldo. Grandparents are Terry and Lisa Anderson, John Simko, Steven Rinaldo and Linda and Bob Ostrom. Great-grandparents are Gene Simko and Komo Tane.

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Engagement

Allison Rabent and Sebastian Margaglio, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Lyn Rabent of Jamestown. She is a 2009 graduate of Jamestown High School and holds a B.S. degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an ...

Hope Ruth Jeramy Cobo

Brian and Maggie Ruth announce the engagement of their daughter, Hope Elizabeth Ruth, to Jeramy Alan Cobo, the son of Alan (Jeanne) Cobo and Susan (Al) Parker. Hope is employed by Schweiger Dermatology in Jamestown, N.Y. Jeramy is a member of the New York State Police. A September 2023 ...

Pierson-Whitfield

Patrick Pierson and Sarah Brolsma Whitfield along with their parents, Debbie and Greg Pierson, Dennis Whitfield, and Jane Brolsma, announce their engagement. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Frewsburg Central, Robert Morris University and the bride is a 2008 graduate of South Eugene High ...

Hallett-Tatoian

Fred and Tambra Hallett, Donna Ciancio and the late Thomas Ciancio of Jamestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Jesse Hallett, to Alex Tatoian, the son of Marty and Kim Tatoian of East Aurora. Miss Hallett is a 2003 graduate of Jamestown High School. She holds a license in ...

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Wedding

Casey Morgan Brigiotta and Michael Tage Miller of Riverview, Florida, exchanged wedding vows on September 10, 2022 at the Wedding Retreat in Plant City, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Michelle (Constantine) and Fred Landy of Riverview, Fla. and the late Frank Brigiotta of Jamestown. ...

Judith Anne and Ronald Walter Gabalski

Judith Anne Bacon and Ronald Walter Gabalski exchanged vows on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in a sunlight ceremony on the island at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry. Family and friends gathered after the ceremony for a reception on the grounds. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Pastor ...

Jennifer Nichols Dr. Steven Leidich

Jennifer Anne Nichols, the daughter of David and Donna Nichols of Gerry, and Dr. Steven Donald Leidich, the son of Thomas Leidich of Randolph and Sandra Gugino of Cassadaga were married in a lovely ceremony at the Gerry United Methodist Church on June 19, 2021, with close family and friends ...

Mr. And Mrs. Matthew A. Lomicka

On September 10, 2022, Maya A. Larson and Matthew A. Lomicka pledged their vows at St. Mary of Grace Church, 1085 Water St., in Meadville, Pa., with Father Jeffrey J. Lucas as officiant. Music was provided by pianist Sara SanFelice and the Cantor Scott Spinnato. Readings from the Old ...

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Anniversary

Dennis Paul Stratton Sr. and Gayle Ann (Stearns) Stratton of Ashville, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15, 2022. They were married on Dec.15, 1972, at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Ashville, N.Y. Stratton is a life-long dairy farmer. Mrs. Stratton has worked in ...

Robert Volk-Sylvia (Williams) Volk

On May 24, 1952 Robert Volk and Sylvia (Williams) Volk became husband and wife in Carrolltown, Pa. After 70 years of marriage they celebrated their anniversary with a party at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron, N.Y. They were joined in the celebration by all of their children, two in ...

Anniversary

Joseph and Carol Lisciandro of West Ellicott celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2021, with a family dinner at the Landmark Restaurant, and the renewal of their wedding vows at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Paul Cygan performed the ceremony. The celebration ...

Anniversary

Johnson Steven and Deborah Johnson of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 50 anniversary on Aug. 28, 2021, and have an anniversary trip planned for March 2022 to Little Cayman Island. They are the parents of Christina Johnson of Mayville, N.Y., and Katherine Stahl of Indio, Calif. They are also ...