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JCC Holds Student Art, Design Exhibition

Jamestown Community College’s Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition is on display until Friday at the Weeks Gallery on the second floor of the Jamestown Campus Sheldon Center. The event is free, open to the public, and features student works from all JCC campus locations. ...

Funny Pages To Show At Reg Lenna Center For The Arts

Funny Pages (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) is a coming-of-age story. When Robert, a high school student and aspiring cartoonist, rejects the comforts of suburban life, dropping out of school and leaving home, he finds an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace — a former low-level comic ...

New Horizons Plans Free Concert Wednesday

FREDONIA — The 50-member New Horizons Band of Western New York will present their Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The free concert will be in the Harry A. King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus. The concert is dedicated to Janet Stout, co- founder of the New Horizons Band of ...

‘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 ...

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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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Impact Of Warming

As I looked out over Chautauqua Lake last week, I saw waves and open water across most of the lake. This is quite sobering. Our climate has and is changing rapidly – even here! So what does this mean for the health of our lake and the safety of us in our communities? Climatologists and other ...

The Many Benefits Of Composting

I want you all to know about something that is very near and dear to my heart. Something that I have spent the last 16 years of my life fully consumed in (and still am today). It’s called composting. I might be what some people call a composting nut. Chances are, if we have spoken, it is ...

Do The Great Backyard Bird Count

Let’s be honest, mid-February is an absolutely lousy time to ask people to count birds, but that is exactly what the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology ask people to do. The weather is often intolerably cold, for people and for birds. The winter snow in some years is as ...

Intricacies In The Natural World

One of the things that I find fascinating is how little we know about how nature works. To be sure, there is a lot of information out there that we do know, but so much more is unknown. Some things are pretty basic. Many people know that a food chain consists of a plant that gets energy from ...

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20 Years Of Dedication; CADCC Celebrates The Employee Who Almost Wasn’t

Lisa Sheldon laughed as she recalled “I had been working for my mom at her home-based daycare and I decided to look for something else. I saw an advertisement in the Penny Saver for a part time Program Assistant at the Chautauqua Adult Day Care, Centers Inc. Dunkirk location. I went for an ...

Season Of Upper Respiratory Illness, Should You Get Vaccinated?

We all know that fall, winter, and even springtime in our areas can be fraught with upper respiratory illness! The CDC notes, “Fall and winter are a time when viruses that cause respiratory disease usually circulate more heavily in the community. Before COVID-19, two viruses, flu, and RSV, ...

Immersive Experience

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn’t surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades. But when the 91-year-old got his first virtual ...

Hochul Releases Proposed Budget That Is Insulting To Elderly New Yorkers

New York state Gov. Kathy Hochul recently released a proposed budget that is frankly a slap in the face to Older New Yorkers. Despite headlines claiming New York as the first “Age Friendly State” in the nation and initiatives like Age-Friendly Health Systems and a Master Plan on Aging for ...

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Fletcher Students Learn Keyboard Basics In Music Class

“Can you find the two bunny ears?” asked Sofia Isabella to students in her fourth grade music class at Fletcher Elementary School. The school’s music room looked like a sea of keyboards — indeed, Isabella wasn’t referring to rabbits. “Bunny ears” instead were references to ...

Fletcher Community Welcomes Therapy Dog To School

Michelle Trussalo knew early on that her goldendoodle, Dwight, was capable of bringing joy to anyone who encountered him. “Since I adopted Dwight, he’s always had such a gentle and loving temperament,” said Trussalo, assistant principal at Fletcher Elementary School. “I always tried ...

Love Students, Staff Focus On Relationships, Friendships To Start School Year

It’s been said that a picture can paint a thousand words — but at S.G. Love Elementary School, approximately 300 hand tracings can tell you just how much the students and staff in this learning community value the importance of friendships and relationships. Both have been the focal point ...

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Births

PAGE — To Mike and Julie Page of Busti, July 24, 2023, in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, a daughter, Savannah Emerald Page. Grandparents are Joette Giambra and Pat and Rick Page.

Births

KNOPP — To Cortland and Emily Knopp (Davis) of Rochester on Nov. 12, 2022, a daughter, Hazel Jean Knopp. Grandparents are John and Karen Davis of Frewsburg, N.Y., and James and Polly Knopp of Westfield, N.Y.

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. ...

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Engagement

Harry and Nila Kaltenbach II of Ellington are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Kaltenbach, to Luke Risley, son of Mark and Linda Risley of Sinclairville. Kaltenbach is a licensed insurance producer with the Petruzzi Insurance Agency and Risley is a driver and service ...

Engagement

James and Karina Sposato of Frewsburg, along with grandparents Jim and Molly Sposato of Jamestown and Tom and Roberta Karlson of Panama, proudly announce the engagement of their son Jameson Sposato to Cassidy Boylan of Conneautville, Pennsylvania. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rob and ...

Engagement

Kendra Dorman Levi Moore Chris and Mary Dorman of Cassadaga announce their engagement of their daughter, Kendra, to Levi A. Moore, son of Jon and Mary Moore of Sinclairville. Kendra is a 2016 graduate of Cassadaga Valley and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2020 from Roberts ...

Engagement

Alyssa Crandall Nathan Delcamp Dean and Jerri Crandall announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Crandall, to Nathan Delcamp, the son of Kevin Delcamp and the late Janice Delcamp. Delcamp is a 2015 graduate of Silver Creek Central School and currently works as an equipment ...

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Minsker-Simpson

Olivia Minsker and Noah Simpson were married on October 6, 2023, at Mendakota Country Club in Eagan, Minnesota. The bride is the daughter of Barry and Jennifer Minsker, and the groom is the son of Matt and Tracy Simpson. The bride’s grandmother is Doris Landy of Ashville, who was in ...

Ashley Anne Martz Michael Felix Muzza

Ashley Anne Martz and Michael Felix Muzza exchanged wedding vows on May 27, 2023, in the Rose Garden, located in Smale Riverfront Park, on the northern shore of the Ohio River, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pastor Ron Sinclair performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Melissa ...

Mr. And Mrs. Noah And Heather Phillips

Noah Phillips and Heather DeGolier of Frewsburg were married May 6, 2023, on the island at the Dens Adelsmans Klub in Gerry. The minister was Debrah Westcott. Their DJ was Sue Abers. The photographer Kortney Nixon. The bride is the daughter of William DeGolier Sr. and Tammy DeGolier and ...

Mole-Rodriguez

Kellie Josephine Rodriguez and Paul Anthony Mole exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 3, 2022, at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Paul Cygan, priest of the Buffalo Diocese, performed the ceremony. The music was performed by Donna Gatz as organist and Cathy Gagliano, aunt of the ...

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Jim And Janet Huntington

The 50th wedding celebration for Janet and Jim Huntington began on Friday, Aug. 11, with a family and friend bon fire at the home of the Huntington’s daughter, Tara Smith of Napoli. In honor of the couple’s wedding night pizza and root beer were the foods of choice. This was attended by ...

David and Donna Nichols

David and Donna Nichols of Gerry joyfully celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 22, 2023. Their children, Holly Scrano of Tully Lake, N.Y.; Jill Ellis of Charlotte, N.C.; Jennifer Leidich of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Marty Nichols of Skaneateles, N.Y.; and Tonja Dodd of Westfield, N.Y., along ...

Jim And Pat Breth

Jim and Pat Breth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Landmark. They have two children: Lisa (Phil) Wilson and Steven (Melissa) Breth. They are the grandparents of Brandon (Melissa) Wilson, Ashley Frazier and Madison Belli. They also have two ...

Eric And Gerry Eklum

Eric and Gerry Eklum recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Landmark Restaurant in Jamestown. The couple met and fell in love in Dunkirk, N.Y., where they eventually married on March 28, 1963. They enjoy socializing with their family and friends, playing cards, ...