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Owners Of Lottsville Milling Have Plenty To Keep Busy

Todd and Wanda Johnson spend a good share of their workday together as owners of Lottsville Milling Inc., located 17 minutes from Jamestown, in Lottsville, Pa. Wanda does the book work, waits on customers, places orders and stocks the store and gift shop. She has put a lot time and thought ...

Fredonia Students Produce Film ‘Red Skies At Night’

FREDONIA — State University at Fredonia students enrolled in a senior capstone are completing post-production of “Red Skies at Night,” the story that takes place in the 18th century about a man, whose marriage is in trouble, who receives advice from a mythological fish. The script was ...

New Wave Nation To Perform At Struthers

Yankee Bush Productions’ first show of 2021 will be the return of New Wave Nation at the Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave., Warren, on Saturday, May 8. Due to COVID there will be two performances, socially distanced, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. New Wave Nation takes ...

What Song Intro Kept Your Attention?

Whether a song is recorded or being played in a live setting, one may instantly like it because of the introduction. The intro, as it is referred to, may be 10 seconds or 60 seconds long. It also may be longer depending on many variables. If you’re drawn in immediately, then the intro ...

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New York’s Parks Hit New Attendance Record In 2020

ALBANY — The COVID-19 pandemic limited travel last year for most New Yorkers, so they found an outdoor alternative nearby: the nation's largest parks system in their home state. Attendance at New York's 180 parks and 35 historic sites hit a new attendance record in 2020 with 78 million ...

Pa. School For Early Learning Named After City Native

HERSHEY, Pa. — Jamestown native Catherine Hershey's legacy of philanthropy and commitment to education will continue far into the future, thanks to the recently-announced Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning. The Milton Hershey School revealed in January that the new school will be ...

‘Grateful’

It’s hard to feel grateful in the middle of what has been a horrific year for so many. But several weeks ago, after submitting the final payment on my husband’s funeral bill from 16 years ago, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I felt I had to put into words. I lost my husband Eric ...

Lakewood Woman Shares Christmas Traditions

Roxanne Hooper's high-energy, determination and efficiency is enviable. The events of 2020, of which only some are COVID-19 related, have altered her Christmas plans this year. She knew when she and her husband, Doug Hooper, had a tree and a bush removed from their Shadyside Road property ...

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Stars Are Beginning To Align For GOP

It’s time for New York Republicans and Conservatives to consider whom to nominate for statewide offices next year. This is against this backdrop: ¯ Not since 2002 have Republicans or Conservatives won a statewide race in New York. ¯ Since then, New York Democrats’ enrollment ...

A Chemist Explains Why Scientists Write

Civics education, I’m told by experienced jurists like former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Jack Zouhary, a federal judge in Toledo, is in the dumpster in public schools. Citizens including a new US Senator graduate without knowing the branches of government ...

Toward A More Perfect Union

The notion of America becoming a more perfect union is a fascinating idea. It is self-reflective and humble. It recognizes our nation’s basic good qualities, while also acknowledging that our past actions are not always ideal. We believe it is an attitude and perspective that can serve us ...

Requiring National Service Could Go A Long Way

I am a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, though not entirely by choice. One reason I joined the Navy is because I didn’t want to get drafted into the Army. From just before World War II until 1973, after the Vietnam War, every American male reaching the age of 18 was subject to the draft. ...

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Low Lake Levels And The Importance Of Capturing The Storm

If you've been paying attention to recent local news, then you may have heard about the low level of Chautauqua Lake right now. According to the U.S. Geological Survey on the morning of April 16th, Chautauqua Lake sat at just 1,307.59 feet above mean sea level (ft msl), even after a couple ...

Beyond Monarchs

I’ve been thinking about Monarchs recently. Now, in the end of September, most are well into their journey south. Should the butterflies avoid all the hazards of their long journey, they will overwinter in the mountain fir forests in Mexico. We may see a handful of stragglers through early ...

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Reaches 30th Anniversary Year

2020 is the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s 30th anniversary year! CWC remains committed to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, rivers and streams of the Chautauqua region. In 2020, the most serious threats to our waterways are ...

Nature Is Capable Of So Much

When the opportunity arises to look out over the expanses of a mountain range or the ocean, look closely at the details on an individual flower or be surrounded by bursts of color, it becomes apparent that nature is capable of invoking a wide berth of emotion in your average human. So it ...

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LTCI Claims Require A Process

Question: My spouse and I have Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI), but we are not sure how to use it? Answer: This is the third and final answer to this question — filing a LTCI claim. LTCI insurance works by reimbursing you for care costs you have already paid. If you have help in the ...

Senior Life Matters: How Is Long Term Care Insurance Used?

Question: My spouse and I have Long Term Care Insurance, but we are not sure how to use it? Answer: Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is an insurance product that is designed to help a person pay for the care he receives when they are sick. LTCI is not health insurance. It really is care ...

Hope Springs Eternal

After the hard year of 2020, Spring 2021 seems like a bright, shining beacon of light! One can breathe a sigh of relief at being able to be done with the snow, the hard weather that has kept us indoors, and the struggles which we have faced this past year. So, here’s to Spring! To flowers, ...

Learn About Signing Up For Medicare At June Event

Learn about signing up for Medicare! Originally planned for April 7, 2021, this event has been moved to June 23, 2021. Go to www.shiphelp.org to learn more. Registration will open in April. This virtual Medicare fair is for people turning 65 or joining Medicare because of a disability. Learn ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will be the total cost of the proposed JPS Capital Improvement Project? The estimated cost of the five-year capital improvement project is not to exceed $86.5 million. This amount represents the total sum that will support the scope of the entire project, with repairs and improvements to ...

JPS Capital Improvement Project — Keeping Our Kids Warm, Safe, Dry

On Tuesday, May 18, community residents will have the opportunity to show their support for the Jamestown Public Schools Capital Improvement Project. With voter approval of the proposed capital project, JPS will be able to invest $86.5 million in the modernization and essential maintenance of ...

JPS Capital Improvement Project — Keeping Our Kids Warm, Safe, Dry

On Tuesday, May 18, community residents will have the opportunity to show their support for the Jamestown Public Schools Capital Improvement Project. With voter approval of the proposed capital project, JPS will be able to invest $86.5 million in the modernization and essential maintenance of ...

Persell Teacher, Daughter Make Several Masks

Persell Middle School teacher, Annika Putney, and her daughter, Britta, are helping their community, and other communities around the country, by making masks under the name, “Pink Polka Dots and Paisley.” Approximately 10 years ago, Mrs. Putney started a wreath-making business, which ...

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Births

KINNEY — To Michael and Aubrea Kinney of Jamestown, March 30, 201, in UPMC Chautauqua, a daughter, Mayvis Rae Kinney. Grandparents are Tina Garver, Carmen Gomez and Alicia Nash. CORDOSI — To Autumn and Kurry Cordosi of Jamestown, April 7, 2021, in UPMC Chautauqua, a daughter, Odessa Lee ...

Births

NICKERSON — To Dan and Nicole Nickerson of Jamestown in UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown, on Oct. 9, 2020, a daughter, Gianna Jo Nickerson. Grandparents are JoAnn Grey, John Greenland and Judy Nickerson, all of Jamestown, and the late John Miraglia and Doug Nickerson.

Births

BOWMAN — To Matthew and Ashley Bowman of Lakewood, Oct. 28, 2020, in UPMC Chautauqua, twin boys, Luke Alan and Brock Matthew Bowman. Grandparents are Richard and Roseanne Calla of Jamestown, Tom Bowman of West Elmira and Crystal Bowman of Horseheads. RAKIECKI — To Kyle and Victoria ...

Births

ANDERSON – To Timothy and Rachel Anderson in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on June 18,2020, a son. Hudson Patrick Anderson

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Adams-Burch

Garry Burch and Connie McKoon of Busti, NY announce the engagement of their daughter, Macy Burch, to Marquis Adams, the son of Bob and Rene Adams of Cattaraugus. Miss Burch is a graduate of Southwestern High School, Jamestown Business College with a bachelor’s degree and employed at ...

Sedar-Ventura

Mike and Patti Ventura of Jamestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Jane of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to Dillon Jacob Sedar, also of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, He is the son of Darrell and Stephanie Sedar of LaGrange, Ohio. Miss Ventura is a 2012 graduate of Jamestown High School, ...

Frangione-TeCulver

Tracy TeCulver and Daphne Carris of Sherman/Mina announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Rose, to Joseph Michael Frangione, the son of Todd and Pam Frangione of Jamestown. Miss TeCulver is a graduate of Sherman Central School and Mercyhurst University. She is employed by UPMC ...

Damcott — Anderson

Daniel Anderson of Bemus Point and the late Christine Anderson announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicolette Lynn, to Seth Daniel Damcott, the son of Daniel and Ann Damcott of Clymer. Miss Anderson is a graduate of Maple Grove High School, the State University at Fredonia, and is ...

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Dr. And Mrs. Randy Elf

Hilary Anne Kurtz and Dr. Randolph Scott Elf were united in marriage Dec. 28, 2019, in First Lutheran Church in Jamestown. The Rev. Daniel K. Nagle, pastor, and the Rev. Paul R. Messner, former vicar of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown, performed the 3 p.m. ceremony. The reception was at ...

Mr. And Mrs. Christie

Charles Christie wed Kyla Hemphill on Dec. 19, 2020, in New Albany, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Dwaine and Joi Hemphill of Wooster, Ohio. The groom, a 2011 graduate of Chautauqua Lake Central School, is the son of Jeffrey and Frances Christie of Mayville. The bride and groom, both ...

Mr. And Mrs. Lindahl

Dr. Brooke Elizabeth Lyle and Garrett Daniel Lindahl exchanged wedding vows on February 14, 2021, at Nick’s Place Wedding Venue in Edinboro, Pa. The Rev. Alex Holt from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and ...

Mr. And Mrs. Pappas

Michele Christine Ebert and Marc Anthony Nel Pappas of Pineville, N.C., were united in marriage on October 10, 2020, at Glassmine Falls, N.C. The bride is the daughter of David A. and Tammy L. Ebert of Dunkirk, N.Y. The groom is the son of Dennis and Henriette Pappas of Charlotte, North ...

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Mr. And Mrs. Palermo

Michael and Cosimina of Jamestown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2021. Palermo and the former Cosimina Trass were married Feb. 2, 1971 at Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Falconer. They are the parents of Michael Palermo of Paineville, Ohio and Andrew Palermo of ...

Mr. And Mrs. Peterson

Stanley and Suzanne Peterson of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2020, with a family dinner. Peterson and the former Suzanne Wilcox were married on June 11,1960, in the Pilgrim Memorial Congregational Church. They are the parents of Scott (Caroleen) ...

Mr. and Mrs. Wright

Richard and Susan Wright of Jamestown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 10, 2020. Wright and the former M. Susan Axelson were married on Dec. 10, 1960, in the Fluvanna Community Church. They are the parents of Kevin (Nina) Wright of Lancaster, N.Y., and Shawn (Lisa) Wright ...

MR. AND MRS. SAMUEL SENA SR.

Samuel and Victoria Sena Sr. of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2020. They are the parents of Richard (Carol) Sena of Ashville, N.Y., Diane (Peter) Guzy of Ridgefield, Conn., Samuel (Christine) Sena Jr. of Butler, Pa. They also have eight grandchildren: ...