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Road Less Traveled: Exploring The Wonders And Beauties Of Vermont

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 ...

Old Dawg Bluegrass To Perform In Lily Dale Saturday

Old Dawg Bluegrass is set to perform in Lily Dale this Saturday at 8 p.m. This Jamestown-area band brings to Lily Dale the energy of bluegrass music that expresses the exuberance of the American spirit. “You have to hear this band,” said Norman Carlson, bluegrass record collector and ...

Keller Williams To Perform At Heron Farm, Events Center

Keller Williams is scheduled to perform at the Heron Farm and Events Center, Sunday. Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, ...

Danna To Exhibit Artwork At Annex 25 In Westfield

Colin Danna, a surreal-expressionist painter born in Jamestown, will exhibit some of his work at Annex 25, 25 E. Main St., Westfield. Danna, who now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be showing his new collection of paintings from his Urban Dream series. The solo exhibition is titled “Time ...

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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 ...

Learning To Like Lake Erie

I have never been best friends with Lake Erie. I grew up less than 15 miles from its shores in a suburb of Buffalo but I only knew it slightly better than I knew the Indian Ocean, which isn’t saying much. My summers were spent here by our own small lake, of which I could always see the ...

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 ...

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Language Learning Begins At Birth

CHAUTAUQUA – When this columnist was a newspaper reporter, he did a 22-part series letting teachers of all sorts share their thoughts on, and approaches to, the profession. It was fun just to let teachers open up. In their own ways, they all did. A local reading teacher advised reading to ...

Emerging From A Lockdown

I’ve just emerged from a lockdown that lasted several years. Not the kind we all discovered when the pandemic hit in 2020, but a far more extended one caused by my wife’s terminal illness. We were able to keep Sue at home where she could be, and was, in the care of angels: Hospice of ...

Take Time To Try To Reimagine Your Town

Communities all across America have faced serious challenges during the pandemic. Unfortunately, many communities all around the world are still struggling. Some will come out of this thriving while others will continue to flounder or will fail altogether. This isn’t anything new. ...

Borrello’s COVID Bills Appear To Pander

I am writing in response to the article “Sen. Borrello Introduces COVID Bills” that appeared in the July 2 issue. I am appalled that these bills, which seem to ignore everything that we have learned about public health over more than a century, have been introduced and I strongly encourage ...

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At Home: Chickadees Nest In Large Maple Sugar Tree

I've found entertainment in my yard in the past few weeks. I've been watching Black-capped Chickadees nesting in a dead tree. The tree they chose is a large Sugar Maple, whose top fell over in a storm seven years ago. The top has been cut and burned in the campfire or decomposing in the "messy" ...

Chautauqua Watershed Notes: Good Conduct On The Trail

Hiking seems like a very basic activity that most people feel they can do without too much difficulty, having walked since they were but a tiny tot. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind when hiking a trail, whether it's a just a short stroll or an epic trail hike. The first thing ...

Giants In The Sky

As we roll into summer, the temperature and humidity are also rapidly increasing. Hot, humid days bring an increase in outdoor activities, but they also bring on a weather phenomenon that lights up the sky in streaks and makes itself known with loud booming in the distance. Some people find ...

Watershed Notes: Our Chautauqua, Our Connection

When you look outside your window on any given day, what do you see? Do you see green grass, trees, plants, and flowers or do you see houses, concrete, pavement, and steel? Here in Chautauqua County, we are fortunate to live in an area that has yet to see a huge and vast influx of people, ...

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Milestone Moment

More 100 friends and family of Dr. Frederick Giddy gathered in May at Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron to celebrate a century of the amazing life of a well-known local man. Born in Bideford, England, in 1921, his family migrated here in 1924. His parents, four brothers and two sisters lived ...

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, ...

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A Message From JPS Superintendent Kevin Whitaker, Ed.D.

On Tuesday May 18, Jamestown residents will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed 2021-22 school budget, a capital improvement project, the purchase of school buses, and elect two Board of Education members. The 2021-22 Budget, in the amount of $89,879,178, includes a 0% increase to ...

4 Running For Board Of Education

Frank Galeazzo Frank Galeazzo is seeking his first full term on the Board of Education. Mr. Galeazzo and his wife, Elizabeth, have been City of Jamestown residents for almost 17 years and have two children: Bradley, a junior at Jamestown High School, and Ashlyn, an 8th grader at George ...

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 ...

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Births

GREENLAND — To Steve and Faith Greenland of Jamestown, N.Y., on June 1, 2021 in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Rayna Aurora Greenland. Grandparent are Liz Purdue, Holly and Larry Spontaneo, Thomas and Connie Greenland and Alan and Deb Purdue JOHNSON — To Jacob and ...

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 ...

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Blume- Waterman

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Blume announce the engagement of their son, Keith, to Hannah Waterman, daughter of Mark Waterman and Susan Agre-KIppenhan, and Mike Kippenhan. They are planning a September wedding outside of Portland, Oregon.

Rodriguez — Mole

Mr and Mrs. Alberto and Angeline Rodriguez of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Josephine Rodriguez, to Paul Anthony Mole, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Michelle Mole of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Rodriguez is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School, a 2017 ...

Thirion — Blasius

Dr. Jonathan and Myra Blasius of Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of their son, Drew Blasius to Allison Thirion, the daughter of Tom and Michele Thirion of Cortland. Ohio. Miss. Thirion is a 2016 graduate of Case Western Reserve University; and earned her master’s degree in 2018 in ...

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 ...

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Hiller — Halas

Haley Starr and Caleb Clark Hiller exchanged wedding vows on June 26, 2021, at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry, N,Y. Kory Hiller performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William Halas and Danielle Yuengert of Fredonia, N.Y.. and the granddaughter of Rosemary Halas of Dunkirk ...

Roesner — Masters

PeggyJo Masters and Jeffrey Roesner exchanged wedding vows on March 27, 2021, in Ludlow, Ky., at the Bircus Brewing Company. Thomas McCarthy, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Masters of Panama, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Stanley and Susan Roesner ...

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 ...

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Mr. And Mrs. James Vincent

James and Susan Vincent of West Ellicott celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2021, with a trip to the Finger Lakes in Geneva, N.Y., courtesy of their children. They are the parents of Daniel (Molly) Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin (Lindsey) Vincent of Sayville, N.Y., and Amy ...

MR. AND MRS. HOWARD BOBERG

Howard and Kathy Boberg of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2021 with a dinner for family and friends at their home. They are the parents of Todd Boberg. They were married April 14, 1996 , at the Brocton Tri-Church Parish. Boberg is employed by Cummins ...

MR. AND MRS. HOWARD BOBERG

Howard and Kathy Boberg of Mayville, N.Y., celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2021 with a dinner for family and friends at their home. They are the parents of Todd Boberg. They were married April 14, 1996 , at the Brocton Tri-Church Parish. Boberg is employed by Cummins ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM CARLSON

William and Ivetta Carlson of Sinclairville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2021, with a family dinner hosted by their children. Carlson and the former Ivetta Elderkin were married on May 6,1961, in the Ellington Methodist Church. They are the parents of Terry (Shelly) ...