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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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Dandelions – A First Sign Warm Weather

Spring is often associated with colorful bursts of flowers, but the appearance of many flowers tends to come in rounds and waves from the first warm days of March through the fall flowers of September. Their first appearance and their bright colors signal a shift in the weather, making them a ...

Lending Nature A Helping Hand – One Project At A Time

Spring has seriously sprung these days, and the abundance of life around us is absolutely exhilarating. Within a few short weeks, trees leaf out, wildflowers liven up the forest floor, and returning migratory birds adorn the backyard with color and song during the day, while the nights are ...

The Joy Of Mud

As part of an educator’s job at Audubon Community Nature Center, I act as a counselor for the camps Audubon offers, both week-long summer camps and single day camps on holidays when kids are off from school. It’s a fun job, seeing Audubon through the eyes of the kids and exploring the ...

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Car Insurance Increases Can Hit Seniors Hard

Question: I just got my car insurance bill, and the price went way up. What should I do? Answer: I just got my car insurance bill, and it also went up! In my research, it seems all the insurance costs are increasing. I also see this with Health Insurance, and the solution is the same: you ...

Medicare Savings Program Can Help Some

Question: I hear other people talk about benefits that pay their Medicare Part B premium. What is that and how do I get that? Answer: The program I believe you are asking about is called the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). This is a Medicaid benefit administered by the Department of Social ...

Questions About Penalties For Non-Enrollment In Medicare

Question: Medicare is complicated. I just found out there is a penalty if I don’t enroll. What are those penalties? Answer. This is a follow-up question to last week’s summary of all the Medicare parts. Last week I explained the different components of Medicare, when they started and some ...

Things You Should Know About The Need For Medicare Part B

Question: I have been told I need to sign up for Part B. How do I know if I do? Answer: Happy General Enrollment Period (GEP)! One of the most important rules to remember is that Medicare Part A, B and D all have different rules. This article defines the rules regarding Medicare Part B ...

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Peer Mediators Hitting Their Stride At Washington Middle School

Students and staff at Washington Middle School continue to make progress in a program designed to make their school a better place. In its second year, peer mediators at Washington are already making an impact on resolving conflicts at school. Peer mediators are neutral facilitators in a ...

Washington Staff Looks To ‘Empower Students’ Through PBIS Program

Washington Middle School administrations and staff members are putting that “fun” into Fridays. Washington students have been taking part in a monthly “Fun Friday Activity Hour” as part of the schools’ PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) Tier 1 rewards system. ...

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 ...

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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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Mackenzie Munson Brady Collver

John and Lorri Munson of Frewsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Munson, to Brady Collver, son of Rob and Kimberly Collver of Jamestown. Mackenzie is a 2017 graduate of Frewsburg Central School, earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2020 from the ...

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 ...

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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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Walter And Betty Abbot

Walter and Betty Abbott of Gerry celebrated their 71st anniversary on April 18. The couple were married in Bainbridge, Georgia in 1953. Walter retired after 43 years of service to SMFlickenger/Sysco Co as a truck driver, retiring in 1996. Betty was a department manager for JCPenney Co for 15 ...

Beth And Joseph Hamm

Joseph and Beth Hamm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner in Salamanca. They were married March 16, 1974, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Eggertsville, N.Y. They have three sons: Angelo, Joseph, and Andrew; four grandsons and a granddaughter.

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 ...