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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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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 ...

Writer Takes To The Road To Visit People’s Convoy

It’s a long road from Randolph to Hagerstown, Md. My trip actually began when the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy started to roll toward Ottawa in January. When U.S. truckers started talking about organizing a convoy in solidary a few weeks later, I began paying attention and following them ...

Nature | VIEW ALL

Why Leave The Leaves?

It’s that wonderful time of year where we can drink in the crisp, cool air and gaze upon the beautiful array of yellows, oranges and reds that adorn our trees as they slowly prepare themselves for winter. It’s a season full of change, beauty and opportunity we all can enjoy. ...

Baffled By Birds

I am a self-proclaimed “nature person”. I grew up wandering around the woods, going on hikes, and camping. I’ve always loved exploring the natural world. I love flipping over logs to look for insects and salamanders, sneaking along trying not to scare away the snakes, frogs, and deer that ...

Water Runs Down Hill

I live on top of a hill, and the other night I went out for a run just down around the block and back. When I made the turn to head home, I found myself thinking about all the different ways I could get back and how all of them ended with a slog uphill. This is because I live near the lake. ...

Blind Spot In The Ash

Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in 2019. Where are your blind spots? In a car, these are the spots that you cannot see when turning or backing up. Fancy cameras and screens are being used to help drivers see their blind spots. But no camera can cure a mental blind spot, and the ...

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Get Ready For Medicare Enrollment

The Medicare Fall Open Enrollment 2023 season is here and that means your mailbox gets bombarded with advertisements. Every time you turn on the television you hear another commercial about Medicare plans. It is by far the most confusing time of year for most Medicare beneficiaries: October ...

Tips On How To Make Friends After Turning 50

The early years of midlife are a hectic time for many people. Around the time many people reach their late 30s and early 40s, they’re balancing the responsibilities of a career and a family. But as people enter their 50s, some of those responsibilities tend to be less significant, leaving ...

Food Safety – Are You At Risk?

Access to safe and nutritious foods is important to promote good health. Unsafe foods may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals that can lead to foodborne illness. Anyone can get food poisoning, but older adults are more likely to get sick or have a more serious illness when ...

Difference Between Aging, Alzheimers

Americans are living longer than ever before. While longer life brings great opportunities, older adults also face an increased risk of developing a chronic health condition or a cognitive disorder. Since September is Alzheimer’s awareness month, we want people to recognize the differences ...

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JHS Students Benefit From Real-Life Experience At Wegmans

JHS students had the wonderful opportunity to learn more about working at Wegmans and interviewing for jobs through a collaboration with Chautauqua Striders JHS Mentoring Program. Students heard from Krystyna Muniz, Food Safety Coordinator, Jessica Klemens Front End Manager and Gabriella ...

City Pastor Receives Doctorate

The Rev. Steven Schank ofJamestown, received his Doctor of Theology degree with honors from the Conservative Theological University recently. His dissertation was on “The Scarlet Cord of Redemption Through the Dispensations.” The university plans to publish Schank’s dissertation as a text ...

JPS Summer LEAP, JUMP Programs Open For Registration

JPS is again offering programming this summer for elementary and middle school students. LEAP (Learning Enrichment Academic Progress), for current kindergarten through fourth graders, and JUMP (Jumping into the Ultimate Multi-disciplinary Project) for current fifth through seventh graders. The ...

Jefferson Middle School Students Study Genetics Through Project-Based Learning

“OncoMice are genetically modified to have an active cancer gene making them likely to develop cancer. Scientists hoped that this trait would make them useful as test subjects for cancer research,” said Jefferson Middle School eighth grader, Kiya McMurdy. “It is an example of insertion in ...

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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.

Births

DUDLEY-BLAKE — To Kaiden Blake and Madison Dudley of 26 Jackson St., Mayville, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 2021, a daughter, Francesca Ryan Dudley-Blake. Grandparents are Julie and Jason Dudley and Heidi Turner.

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.

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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 ...

Farrell-Partain

Dr. Patrick S. and Anne Marie Farrell of Bemus Point, N.Y., and Russell, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Dillon Farrell of Washington, D.C., to Cate Partain, daughter of Larry and Deborah Partain of Cypress, Calif. Dillon, a 2010 Eisenhower High School graduate, ...

Kennedy-Clark

Albert James and Arlene Kennedy of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hazel Kennedy, to Quinton Ray Clark Sr., the son of Anne and Tolbert Clark of Robeson County, North Carolina. Miss Kennedy is a graduate of Maple Grove High School and is a stay-at-home ...

Lawson-Hamilton

Ricky and Lisa Lawson of Falconer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hunter Lawson, to Thomas Hamilton, the son of the late Gregory Hamilton and Sandra Hamilton of Jamestown. Miss Lawson is a 2013 graduate of Falconer Central School. Mr. Hamilton is a 2014 graduate of ...

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Mr. and Mrs Harrison and Hanna Granger

On June 18, 2022, Hannah Grace Finson and Harrison Granger pledged their vows at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 134 Division Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich., with Pastor Mark Kring serving as officiant. The organist was Brendan Hollins and the harpist Professor Kristin Szandzik. The parents of the ...

Dr. Johanna Tapen And Dr. Thomas tapen

Dr. Johnna Elizabeth Graham and Dr. Thomas Patrick Tapen were married on June 11, 2022, at the Treman Center in Newfield, N.Y., by officiant Makenna Graham, sister of the bride, along with readings from Anna Robertello, sister of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer ...

Deis-Wadsworth

Jennifer Ann Deis and Christopher William Wadsworth from Batavia, Ohio, were married on May 28, 2022 at Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, Ohio, with Rachel Hudson officiating the ceremony. Readers were Suzy Bowles, sister of the bride and Hilary Wadsworth, sister of the groom. The bride ...

Culbertson Larson

Kaitlyn Irene Culbertson and Steven Fletcher Larson were married on March 6, 2022, at 4 p.m. at Lakeshore Vineyard Events in Ripley,N.Y., with Pastor Tyler Cook officiating. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Steve Mears and Michael Culbertson. Kate is a graduate of a private culinary ...

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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 ...

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 ...