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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 ...

Community Life: New Friends Run Successful Business

I recently met Amy Jarzynski after sending a message to Jesse's Home and Gifts when planning an outing with a few friends to the Gowanda area. Due to needing another stop, I checked their Facebook page and was disappointed to find they weren't open on Mondays, our outing day. Hoping the hours ...

Hultquist Place Resident Competes In Virtual 5K

As COVID-19 began sweeping across the country in the beginning of 2020, millions of people were confined to their homes, especially seniors. The abrupt halt of group physical activities left many individuals stranded and confused without the exercise routines they had come to rely on. ...

Falconer Woman Takes Pie-Baking To Another Level

One would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful pie than those baked by Nikki Pierce. The golden-brown works of art, not only look amazing, they are so delicious, the taste buds beg for more. She didn't begin baking at her grandmother's side as one would imagine. In fact, her pie-baking ...

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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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Americans, Grocers, Grapple With Ongoing Food Shortages, High Prices

Are you stocking up on food? Because I did a deep dive into high food prices this week and some experts are warning that it's only going to get worse over the next year or two. I got walloped at the grocery stores last week, spending double what I normally do. Granted, that included ...

The Passing of a True Shepherd

I have been fortunate, in my life, to have served under, with, for, and alongside some truly great leaders, not just of organizations, but of men, women, and children. I have watched some of these people serve others willingly, unconditionally, unbegrudgingly, without judgement, and always ...

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 ...

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‘Tis the Season for Salt — And Frozen Dog Poo

With the colder temperatures and snowfall arriving, it’s a good time to talk about salt deicers and frozen dog poo…two environmental issues that deserve some attention during wintertime here in western New York. Salt and bagged deicers do an amazing job of melting ice and preventing ...

Follow The Mysterious Wood Turtle At Audubon’s First Friday

Where do wood turtles go when no one is watching? Biologist Sara Crayton started radio-tracking these elusive turtles to find out. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday on Dec. 3, area residents can join the West Virginia University PhD student in “Following Wood ...

Ginkgo Grew With Dinosaurs, And Is Still Worth Growing

There are some trees whose showiness does not end once they’ve lost their leaves in autumn. Some trees have an attractive bony framework that is then revealed. Ginkgo tree, for instance. Leafless, a ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) tree, soft and green in summer, appears as if each main limb knows ...

What Are You Thankful For?

As Thanksgiving approaches, we find ourselves paying a little more attention to the things we are thankful for. I’m thankful for a lot of things, one being all the people who appreciate the beauty of our county and who have dedicated their time to help keep it that way. CWC, CCS&W, ...

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November Is National Caregivers Month

November is the month where we take time to recognize and give praise and support to the 78 million people who dedicate their time, often unpaid, caring for a family member in need. Particularly as we approach the festive season when focus is placed on family and quality time, it is important ...

At 105, Lily Julian Can Still Throw A Party

PLEASANT VALLEY, WV — Renata “Lily” Julian celebrated her 105th birthday Saturday with a somewhat boisterous crowd at her residence at Conchetta’s Home Care Suites on Davis Street. When celebrating a triple-digit birthday, guests might expect a quiet gathering with a few snacks and ...

Dementia Caregiver Support Group Forms In North County

A new caregiver support group has been formed in the north county for those caring for someone with dementia. Dine & Dish meets the second Thursday of each month. The county Office for the Aging is offering a support group for caregivers in the north county beginning Nov. 9 at 9:30 ...

If You Have Questions, Call NY Connects To Get Answers

Do you have questions about what programs and services are available in our community? Are you looking for a community service or program and tired of calling 20 different places to find out where to get help for yourself or a loved one? We have a solution: Call NY Connects first! NY ...

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Golden Abe Statue A Reward At Lincoln

Lincoln Elementary School sets high standards for its students and staff but also understands the importance of recognizing when they are met, or often, exceeded. The school has three ways it highlights students and staff: the Spotlight Scholar Award, a Staff Spotlight on Facebook and the ...

Lincoln Teachers Use TalkingPoints to Connect with Families

“TalkingPoints is a great tool to talk directly to families, as a friend and partner, about their children, rather than ‘like a teacher,” said Lincoln Elementary School second grade teacher, Mary Cook. “I try to be as friendly as possible even if I have a tough situation I need to ...

Lincoln Elementary School Celebrated Socktober

Lincoln Elementary School students went a little “sock-crazy” in October but it was all for a good cause - to help out their community. Each month, the school’s PBIS team focuses on a character trait school wide. As Bullying Prevention Week is in October, the school focused on kindness. ...

umpkin Painting Party One Example Of Parents’ Involvement Through Program

Recently, Lincoln Elementary School students and their families enrolled in the PACERS program had the opportunity to attend a “Pumpkin Painting Party.” Kelly Jose and Kat Freeman put together fun activities including pumpkin painting, games, chalk art and refreshments to encourage ...

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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.

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.

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Engagement

Lord—Leonard Chuck and Lorraine Leonard of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of their son, Charles G. Leonard to Jasmine Lord, the daughter of Kevin Millward and Shelly Lord of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Lord is a graduate of Jamestown High School and the ...

Engagements

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 ...

Engagements

Jill Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., announces the engagement of her son, Matthew, to Nina LaCombe, the daughter of David and Marjorie LaCombe of Syracuse, N.Y. Miss LaCombe is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Indiana University of Pennyslvania, with a master’s degree in student affairs in higher ...

Engagements

Stevens-Lowe Larry and Debbie Stevens of Busti announce the engagement of their daughter, Cali Jean Stevens, to Richard Tyler Lowe, the son of Richard and Diane Lowe of Lottsville, Pa. Miss Stevens is a 2005 graduate of Southwestern High School and a 2008 graduate Jamestown Community ...

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Vows Pledged

Liuzzo — Williamson Drs. Amy Williamson and Lucas Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 7, 2021, in Lancaster, Ohio. Dr. Jacob Buffo performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Candace and James Williamson of Pickerington, Ohio. Her husband is the son of Leslie and Joseph ...

Hoitink — Kramer

Hoitink — Kramer Janice Kramer and Ryan Hoitink exchanged vows at sunset on Sept.23, 2021.

Vows Pledged

Liuzzo — Williamson Drs. Amy Williamson and Lucas Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 7, 2021, in Lancaster, Ohio. Dr. Jacob Buffo performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Candace and James Williamson of Pickerington, Ohio. Her husband is the son of Leslie and Joseph ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...