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Local Tree Farm Offers A Variety Of Holiday Joys

There's a new business in the area that has opened just in time for some area residents to have Christmas fun while choosing their tree and/or shopping for gifts. John and Mallory Coan of Coan's Dusty Acres at 1199 Frew Run Road in Frewsburg have made their tree farm into a special ...

Write Now: JPS Students Perform ‘Taps’ Across Jamestown To Honor Vets

For Marc Lentsch, the pandemic was inhibiting his students from exploring their instruments. It also forced the Persell Middle School Band Director to keep his students interested in music. So, he and Jefferson Middle School Band Director Carrie Pawelski and Washington and Jefferson Middle ...

Write Now: Enjoy Some Jazz Music While Dining Out

To some, it may be an added comfort to hear background music while eating a meal. In an effort to attract more diners during the pandemic, a city restaurant trying something new. The Chop House on Main has started Jazz on Mondays. Owner Amber Carlson noted patrons can expect the same ...

Try Holding A Conversation By Quoting Movie Lines

If you happen to be in the grocery store in the next few days, be aware — of your surroundings. Stay on mission to buy your necessary food, but listen to the sounds around you. When pushing your cart to the deli counter or to the checkout lane listen to how people speak. It may be a little ...

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Rotary Couple Opens Window To The World

What do Cha Am, Thailand; Mongkol Borei, Cambodia; New Delhi, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Moshi, Tanzania have to do with Jamestown, New York? These locations on the other side of the world have been brought up close to Jamestown through the service projects of the ...

Miss Joanie’s Shuttle

“I have always had many things going on,” said Joanie Denn owner of Miss Joanie’s Shuttle, a fun way to travel to dinner, special events or to see points of interest near Chautauqua Lake. Joanie is a woman of many interests and talents who has held several jobs with some being ...

Chautauqua County Native Prepares For Post-Pandemic Career

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part story. KENNEDY — Even though New York City is slowly reopening, it’s still a grim situation for individuals like Michael Valvo, a New York City-based actor who has returned home to Chautauqua County for the pandemic. With theaters closed and ...

NYC Expat Remains In Chautauqua County For Pandemic

Although New York City entered the final phase of reopening on Monday, many New Yorkers’ lives are still on hold, as the city’s restaurants, bars and entertainment venues remain closed indefinitely. Thirty-one-year-old Michael Valvo is one of thousands of “New York City expatriates” ...

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A Dog’s Life: A Rich And Happy Experience

My dog seems to have a rich inner life and no one can convince me otherwise. My observations tell me he’s got a lot going on inside his head, and that my perceptions are not just coming from wishful thinking. I’d be just as happy with Buddy if he were merely a peaceful, hungry being ...

The Old Debate Begins Yet Again

I had the same argument last year, resolved it then, but it’s back again now. It’s all about a Christmas tree: do I want one – or not? If my answer is affirmative, then I must continue: real or phony? Tall or short? So many questions. So much to think about. My mind still entertains ...

The Story Of A Local Man Serving In World War II

At the eleventh hour on Monday, November 11, 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied powers went into effect. It was a temporary, later made permanent, cessation of hostilities in The Great War. It marked the end of what the world, including millions who had experienced it directly, ...

Listening To Those Crying Out, Speaking From The Heart, Helps Heal

The second installment ended in dramatic fashion. A call from Maria and Ramon sounded desperate. They were facing Cicily all ready to drive to Queens to see her twin sister, Nina, who was hospitalized. Rising from her languid state, Cicily, energized from her shocked grief condition, began to ...

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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 ...

The Beauty Of A Buffer

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and volunteer residents, with financial support from the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance, were able to get out and plant three beautiful demonstration buffer gardens a couple weeks ago. We are so thankful to have been able to partner with ...

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Why Is Pricing Marked N/A On The 2021 Drug Plans?

Question: Why does the medicare.gov website show n/a for pricing of 2021 prescription drug plans No. 1 and No. 2? Answer: Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is until Dec.7 and using the medicare.gov website is always an interesting time for us and all those with Medicare. This year ...

New Medicare Model Offers Savings On Insulin Prescription

Question: How may insulin be less expensive in 2021? Answer: Insulin has been very expensive for a number of years. I have seen many Medicare eligible people spend thousands of dollars each year to pay for their insulin. This year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...

Try To Be Prepared For The Coming Flu Season

The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine. Everyone over 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine every year according to the New York state Health department. The campaign slogan says, “Stop the Flu It’s Up to You”. And it really is! Get your flu shot now in the autumn-time ...

This Year Has Been All About Changes For Everyone

2020 has been all about change for all of you as well as our office. Late last year before the pandemic hit, our advisory council voted to change our name to the Office for Aging Services. A small change that we hoped would better emphasize the services we provide rather than “aging” which ...

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What Happens When A JPS Student Or Staff Member Tests Positive COVID-19?

Jamestown Public Schools would like to remind families and the community of the steps taken when a JPS student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. “We are so appreciative of our student, families and community who are doing such a fantastic job following the health and safety ...

Students At JHS Get Choice Of Several AP/College Courses

“You are going to have to find the time it takes to hit the ground,” said JHS AP Physics teacher Steve Propheter. “So, think about some of the talks we had about human error. Use physics whenever you can to come up with numbers. And also, you are launching horizontally and you need your ...

Friday Formula

“The mother is a schnauzer and the father is a Pomeranian. What would you name your dog?” A schnaupomer!” said Ring Elementary School third grade teacher, Kim Austin. Mrs. Austin’s class participated in a “Science Friday” by learning more about animal habitats and how animals ...

Keeping Students Healthy Is Mission Of Physical Education Department

Jamestown Public Schools’ physical education teachers are working hard to keep kids healthy and active both in person and virtually. The physical education teachers attended summer sessions that focused on keeping students safe, and helping them teach in the new normal. “We wanted to ...

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Births

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

Births

ANDERSON – To Timothy and Rachel Anderson in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on June 18,2929, a son. Hudson Patrick Anderson

Births

SHEELEY — To John and Laura Sheeley of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Sept. 4, 2020, a daughter, Marilyn Louise Sheeley. Grandparents are John and Laura Mckibbin PLOSS — To Janice and Gene Ploss of Buffalo, N.Y., in Oishei Children’s Hospital on July 30, 202,0 ...

Births

BARMORE -To Jake E. and Britnie J. Dailey Barmore of Gerry, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on July 18, 2020, a son Lane Everett Barmore. HOUSER — To Eric and Melinda Houser of Falconer, N.Y., in John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, on May 27, 2020, a son, Owen David Michael ...

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Weaver — Nesselbush

Mr. and Mrs. Don Weaver Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle, to Daniel Nesselbush, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nesselbush of Eden, N.Y. Ms. Weaver is a 2003 graduate of Southwestern High School, 2007 graduate of St. Lawrence University and 2009 master’s graduate of Buffalo ...

Heintzelman — Larrimer

Nancy Zahn Heintzelman of Jamestown, N.Y., announces the engagement of her daughter, Sara, to John Larrimer, the son of Tom and Susie Williams of New Albany, Ohio and Dr. John and Karen Larrimer of Columbus, Ohio. Miss Heintzelman is also the daughter of the late Robert Heintzelman. Miss ...

Styers — Fain

Ken and Helen Styers of Clymer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison, to Logan Fain, the son of Tom and Irene Fain of Bemus Point, N.Y. Miss Styers is a graduate of Clymer Central School and is employed by Lutheran Social Services as a licensed practical nurse. Her fiance ...

Bush — Kennedy

David and Debra Bush of Lakewood, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Collin Patrick Kennedy, the son of Patrick and Amee Kennedy of Lakewood, N.Y., and Karin and Joseph Shelters of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Bush is a graduate of Southwestern Central School and ...

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MR. AND MRS. DANIEL SCOTT PETRUCCELLO

Rachel Elisabeth Ahlbin and Daniel Scott Petruccello II exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5th, 2019, at the Conduit Church in Jamestown, N.Y. Pastor Mark Hinman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Melody Ahlbin of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Daniel and ...

Durham — Persons

Makala Persons and Lance Durham exchanged wedding vows on April 20, 2020, in Sherman, N.Y. Doug Neal performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Philip Persons of Findley Lake, N.Y., and Sharon Eidens of Sherman, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Mona Akright of Florida. Madelyn ...

Crane — Odrzywolski

Alissa Odrzywolski and Benjamin Crane exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 19, 2019, at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church. Father Dennis Mende performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Donna Gatz, organist, Alex Scalise, vocalist and Cody Hiller, violinist. Readers were Stephen ...

Wigren — Smith

Sabrina Smith and Nathaniel Wigren exchanged vows on Oct. 10, 2019, in a private ceremony at Colins Flat Beach, Sidney NSW Australia. Robyn Pattison performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Herman Woratschek and Birgeit Hoellmer of Hanau, Germany. Her husband is the son of the ...

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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: ...

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor

Charles and Anna Taylor clebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 19, 2020. They are parents of five children. They were married Sept. 19, 1970 in Calvary Baptist Church.

Mr. And Mrs. Steve Johnson

Steve and Judy Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2020. They are the parents of two elderly felines: Charlie and Emily. Johnson and the former Judy Thorp were married Sept. 25, 1970, in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, N.Y. Johnson is ...

Mr. and Mrs. Van Volkenburg

Jim and Rose Van Volkenburg of Sherman, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 4, 2020. at their children’s property on Warner Road, Sherman, with a small gathering of family and friends. They have two children: Amy (Russell) Hayes and Andrew (Andrea) Van Volkenburg. ...