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Throwback

Good ideas tend to linger around a bit. When the time is right, the ideas release their energy, bubble to the top and receive attention. So, when a local band needed a name, its founder didn’t spend hours trying to come up with a catchy moniker. He already had one. Feverhawk was ...

Flogging Molly Scheduled To Perform In Buffalo

For fans of punk music, one tour this summer may be an attention grabber. Flogging Molly is co-headlining with Social Distortion. Both bands will perform Tuesday at Canalside in Buffalo. “You know, when the idea of Flogging Molly and Social Distortion co-headlining came about, we just had ...

Gone Digital

He traded in his typewriter for a computer, and word processing program. Not really, but the books of the late recluse author J.D. Salinger have gone digital. According to The Associated Press, Salinger’s publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including “The ...

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High Standards

If there was a report card that covered Carl Raineir’s lifespan, he would have straight A’s in every area. Born to parents who immigrated from Italy, he came by his grateful attitude naturally. “They never felt entitled. They were honored to be in America to work hard for a better ...

Changes For The Future

Originally started in 1991, Chautauqua County Rails To Trails has been working to provide means of natural conservation for the community. At the same time, the group also tries to preserve trails that once served as crucial points of infrastructure on railroad networks in the United States. ...

Pampering

FREDONIA — I can now say I have been greeted by a cat wearing a necktie. Actually, there were seven laid-back, happy male felines wearing ties on my recent visit to 9 Lives Holistic in Fredonia. Owners Lynda Sandoval and Niner Baxter have put a lot of time and thought into their business of ...

Bygone Memories

When Joe Triscari was just eight years old, he started his first job as a shoeshine boy. Although he changed vocations, he continued to work until he was 83, never turning down an opportunity to serve the public. Triscari was born in WCA Hospital on Dec. 20, 1926. He has fond memories of the ...

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Scrolling Versus Living

Sometimes, I get so caught up scrolling through my social media accounts and reading the top Tweets it’s a little embarrassing. It’s as if I’m afraid I’ve missed something, so I have to make sure I catch up. I scroll through endlessly, looking at the top news stories and the trending ...

The Unraveling Of A Delusional President

WASHINGTON—The last few weeks have confirmed that Donald Trump, who has fashioned himself “a stable genius,” lives in a misconception that is perilous for the rest of us. In the early morning of January 6, 2018, he tweeted: “Actually, through my life, my two greatest assets have been ...

Scent Memory: A Return To Small Town America

Only a time or two in life does one lose everything—if we’re lucky. Most of the time, it’s like my mother used to say, “things will be okay. They almost always are. Remember that.” It’s a philosophy that carried her through 93 years from Karlskoga, Sweden to Jamestown New York. ...

Triggering The Google Social Credit System

I learned last week from a Silicon Valley whistleblower, who spoke with the intrepid investigative team at Project Veritas, that my namesake news and opinion website is on a Google blacklist. Thank goodness the Big Tech giant hasn’t taken over the newspaper syndication business yet. Twenty ...

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Monarchs Have Much To Teach

Nature and her creatures are suffering, and they’re calling for our help. The message of the monarchs, Danaus plexippus, a once widespread and iconic organism now threatened with extinction, is but one of many species in unprecedented decline, pleading for our attention and action. Monarchs ...

‘Ordinary, Mundane’

Of all the flora and fauna in the region, snails are not one I think about very often. On hikes, they fall into the “just” category. Oh, it’s just a snail. Oh, it’s just a crow. Oh, it’s just a dandelion. They are so easy to overlook because they appear commonplace. Ordinary. ...

A Peek Into Fall Bird Migration

As summer winds down, we expect cooler, drier air to make life a little more comfortable. But nature is far from predictable. Why hike a favorite trail or canoe a favorite lake if the results are always the same? When I’m outdoors, I hope to see things I’ve never seen before. There is, ...

Taking The Offensive On Erosion: Rain Plus Bare Ground Equals Mud

Mud is the largest non-point source pollution problem facing our lakes, rivers and streams. When soil gets washed into our waterways, it smothers fish habitats, transports dangerous pollutants that threaten water quality and provides the fertile conditions that favor excessive growth of aquatic ...

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FL Designated As Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

It’s no secret that Community Connections at Findley Lake has helped many elderly residents to remain living in the area, but now, through a new state program, it will take a huge leap forward in its mission. At a special community gathering at the gazebo, CCFL board of directors ...

Office For The Aging Topic Of Rotary Meeting

WESTFIELD — MaryAnn Spanos, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging director, was the guest presenter during the July 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville in Westfield. She was welcomed to the session by John “Doc” Hamels, Club President. Hamels was the program’s sponsor. ...

Four-Year Plan To Focus On Core Senior Needs

It’s time to start planning for the next four years. Like other departments who receive state and federal funding, Office for the Aging must develop and submit a plan to describe what programs and services we will be providing in the community. In-home services, insurance counseling, ...

Sinclairville Senior Citizens Meet At Hall For Lunch And Meeting

SINCLAIRVILLE — Members of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens met at the Sinclairville Firehall Dining Room for a lunch and meeting. President June Whipple welcomed all to the gathering, and Pastor Phil Shay led all in a blessing prior to the meal. Festival summer table decorations were ...

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Jamestown High School Class Of 2019 Top 5%

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2019 Top 5%. These well-rounded, academically-talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2019 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Tower Garden Project Used To Teach Students

Ring Elementary School second graders in Samantha Hasbrouck’s class are learning a bit more about healthy foods with their Tower Garden provided by the Chautauqua County Health Network. The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allowing students to grow up to 20 vegetables, ...

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Births

BUTLER — To Michael and Erica Ernewein Butler, in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 5, 2019, a daughter, Eloise Elizabeth Butler. Grandparents are Donald and Tabetha Butler of Ashville, N.Y., Rhonda Carrillo of Arizona and Bruce Ernewein of Pennsylvania. Great-grandmother is Betty Kolstee of ...

Births

FLOWERS — To Edward and Heather Flowers Jr. of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 6, 2019, a son, Jonathan Charles Flowers. Grandparents are Charlene Heidon, Edward Flowes Sr. and Bonnie Flowers. GABRIEL — To Joshua and Rachel Gabriel of Ripley, N.Y., in UPMC ...

Births

ATWELL — To Faith and Jesse Atwell of Gerry, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on July 20, 20119, a daughter, Arlington Temple Rose Atwell. Grandparents are Ann Atwell, Sharon and Tom Atwell, Rich Worden and Kim and Billy Poledna. GROVER — To Edward and Amber Grover of Cassadaga, ...

Births

ATWELL — To Faith and Jessia Atwell of Gerry, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on July 20, 20119, a daughter, Adington Temple Rose Atwell. Grandparents are Ann Atwell, Sharon and Tom Atwell, Rich Wordin and Kim and Billy Poledna. BAKER — To Paul and Lauren Baker of Jamestown, ...

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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 ...

Arcangelo — Marlinski

Katianna Arcangelo and Robert Marlinski together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Arcangelo is the daughter of Lou and Margie Arcangelo of Ft. Myers, Fla., and the granddaughter of John and Kathleen Wescott. Her fiance is the son of Susan and Paul Marlinski of Ashville, ...

Anderson — Carlson

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Anderson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Valerie Eaton of Warren, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Christina Anderson, to Andrew C. Carlson, the son of Steve Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Monica Guy of Cape Coral, Fla. Miss Anderson is the granddaughter of ...

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Rice — Pucciarelli

Angela Pucciarelli and Kyle Rice exchanged wedding vows on May 25, 2019, at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk, N.Y. The Rev. Daniel P. Walsh performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Donna Pucciarelli of Fredonia, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Jeff and Connie Rice of Clymer, ...

Litton — Burkett

Elizabeth G. Burkett and David J. Litton exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 23, 2019, at Nolensville First United Methodist Church in Nolensville, Tenn. Ray McKelvy performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Amy Fields, pianist and soloist. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Burkett ...

Soderberg — Clark

Jessica Clark and Mark Soderberg exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 19, 2019, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Jay Baehr performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Vince Joy and John Clark, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Michael Lennon of ...

Whitted — Davis

Cameron Davis and David Whitted exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2018, at the West Springfield Government Center in Fairfax County, Va. Richard Bulova, marriage celebrant performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Sandy Davis of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of ...

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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 ...

Obert

Frederick and Catherine Obert of Sinclairville, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2019, with a family dinner and on July 4, 2019, at a picnic in Cassadaga, N.Y. The celebration was hosted by their children: Lisa ( Dr. Rodney) Waite of Cassadaga, N.Y., Natalie (John) ...

Nelson

Todd and Donna Nelson of Lake Royale, N.C., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Florida Keys and the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Nelson and the former Donna Phillips were married June 8, 1974 in Kidder Memorial Church. They are the ...

American Spirit

MAYVILLE — There are various ways to show American spirit. On the Fourth of July, simply showing up, typically dressed in red, white and blue, is the most common method. Two hundred years after 13 colonies declared independence, the efforts of the U.S. founding fathers are still recognized ...