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Write Now: With Scholarly Writing, Different Style Guides Are Valuable Tools

Have you ever written about literature? At some point in your academic years, you probably have written about literature without really knowing that you wrote about literature. And you probably created a nice paper trail. At many universities and colleges, there are courses in English ...

Simon And Singer Discuss ‘The Life You Can Save’

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for ...

Cavill Hasn’t Closed Door On Superman

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher,” but he says the “door hasn’t closed”on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. Cavill last played the superhero in 2017’s “Justice League” and it’s unclear whether ...

Creative Activity

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. Capricorn’s historic Studio A is reopening this week, ...

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City Woman Keeps Swedish Family Traditions

“We spent every Christmas Eve at my father’s parents, Ray and Freda Ahlstrom. It was my father, his two brothers and their families,” said Denise Priestman. “We had all of the recipes, except Kaldolmar.” She holds fond memories of those winter nights at the house on upper South Main ...

Folded Fabrics

The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or green masking paper topped with colorful washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily crushed store-bought bows. “There’s a lot of fun ...

Vintage Passions

Nathaniel Weaver has been preparing for today’s Christmas Walk-About at the White Swan for several days with the recent addition of 10 truckloads of antiques, a dozen Christmas trees decorated with vintage decorations and an 1880s sleigh. He describes the event as a holiday party planned for ...

Rural Recipes

We got off the interstate highways and onto the back roads on our return trip from Virginia last week. We met some great people like Angie Rexrode and her husband, Kenton. Angie drove into a pizza shop/motel parking lot in the small town of Brandywine, W.Va., a few minutes after my husband ...

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What’s This Red Death, Blue Health?

Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon. A number of scholars have pondered the recent rise in deaths of ...

FSCR: Interpreting,Translation Is A Way To End Exclusion

Imagine waking up one day and everything around you is in another language — the words of your beloved ones, the channels on TV, music on the radio, people on the streets, and signs on the road. All is new and maybe can become scary. Probably, if this occurs, you are one of the thousands of ...

Dems’ Diveristy — In Back Of Bus

The “Our diversity is our strength!” Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — are all white. The six candidates who ...

What Has Happened To Us?

How did we get to this stage as a country? Millions of Americans can no longer discuss things. Things like elections. And climate change, the Mueller Report. And impeachment and foreign policies. Too many of us dare not speak of such. Not among friends and family. And certainly not among ...

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Books To Find For Nature Lovers

Great books make great gifts. Here are some titles worthy of consideration for nature loving family and friends on your holiday gift list. Birds in Winter: Surviving the Most Challenging Season by Roger Pasquier (2019, Princeton University Press, $29.95) has been incubating in the author’s ...

Winter Landscapes That Prove Berry Good For Birds

Winter arrived early this year, rushing nature to snuggle in for the cold months ahead. As we enjoy the last few leaves of fall and remaining sprigs of goldenrod and aster, we also hurry to clean up and put our gardens to bed for the winter. Although we will lose our orioles and grosbeaks ...

The World Around Us

On a rare, sunny day in late November, Karen Hansen from Samsara Yoga Center in Jamestown led a reflective walk for the Audubon Remembers event. It was one of those days that is truly a gift in late fall. The clouds and rain predicted never materialized. Bright blue sky was visible above, the ...

Encountering An Owl Can Be Wonderful

The sound startled my daughter and I as we walked through the mid-afternoon forest. A loud echoing hoot shot across the valley. The sound was coming from a dense patch of hemlock trees up the hill. It was close, very close. Scary close to someone who didn’t know what they were hearing, like ...

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Dementia Friendly America Has Provided County With Tools

The Office for the Aging staff and I want to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Diana Chase, the woman with dementia who went missing last month and was later found deceased. We want to assure the family that you did nothing wrong by keeping your wife/mom at home where she ...

Health Alliance Urges Flu Shots

The Western New York Public Health Alliance is urging the public over the age of 6 months to get a flu vaccine to protect themselves from the effects of influenza. Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is ...

Strong Commitment

Barrie Yochim, executive director of the Meals on Wheels Program of the Jamestown Area, received the “Employer of the Year Award” recently from Linda Spaulding, project director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program. Becky Blum, ...

Cuomo Signs Bills To Enhance Support For Veterans

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed a package of bills to enhance support and bolster protections for New Yorkers who serve or have served in the armed forces. The package consists of 14 bills that protect the rights of active duty military members and veterans in a number of areas, ...

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Meaningful Connection

Young poets filled the auditorium at Lincoln Elementary School on a chilly November night, ready to recite their original poems to their families as part of the fourth grader’s Poetry Jam Night. The night was a culmination of their “What Inspires a Poet to Write Poetry” English Language ...

Students Are Given Tools To Succeed In School And Life

“We have always cared for the social and emotional needs of our kids,” said Katie Russo, Lincoln Elementary School principal. “We know the importance of instilling, at a young age, the self-belief in children that they can succeed and give them the tools to do so for academic success, but ...

Paraprofessionals Essential To School Team

Lincoln Elementary School is fortunate to have 11 paraprofessionals who, as a team, work to make staff and student’s school day a happy and safe one. Paraprofessional is a fancy word to describe amazing educational workers who surround and help children every day in many different ways. ...

Guided Teaching Structure Is Used To Improve Mathematical Proficiency

“I want you to learn the math skills but I also want you to be able to solve your own problem as a team,” said Washington Middle School math teacher, Rachel Frisbee. “How can we do that without asking me for help?” “You could ask one of the other groups how they are doing the ...

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Births

CARLSON — -Jason and Victoria (Wessel) Carlson of Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 2019, a daughter, Penelope Viola Carlson. Grandparents are Al and Vesna Carlson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Tom and Lisa Wessel of Hamburg, N.Y. Great-Grandparents are Ivan Viola and Anne and Jim Buffone of Jamestown, ...

Birth

SAEGER — To Gregory and Cindy Saeger of Jamestown WE, in Magee Women’s Hamot UPMC, on Nov. 15, 2019, a son, Austyn Gregory.

Births

HARRINGTON — To Ryan and Stephanie Harrington of Houston, Texas at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, on Oct. 16, 2019, a daughter, Caroline Helen Harrington. Grandparents are Patricia Harrington of Mayville, N.Y., Michael Harrington of Westfield, N.Y., and Michael and Sandy ...

Births

HERMAN — To Eric and Megan Herman of Bemus Point, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 2019, a daughter, Tenley Kay Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Laurie Volpe and Jack and Carolyn Herman. LAWSON — To Jonathan David and Carolyn Jane Lawson of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

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Kohl — Colburn

Vanessa Kohl and Ryan Colburn (and their dog, Chloe) together with their families announce their engagement. Miss Kohl is the daughter of David Kohl of Jamestown, N.Y., Debra Underwood of Olean, N.Y., and Maureen Kohl of Sarasota, Fla. Her fiance is the son of Randy and Ellen Colburn of ...

Anderson — Heitzenrater

Mary Jane and Rodney Anderson of Falconer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia, to Brandon Heitzenrater, the son of Christine and R. Bradley Heitzenrater of Gerry, N.Y. Miss Anderson is a 2014 graduate of Falconer Central High School, a 2016 graduate of Jamestown ...

Myerly — Teresi

JoAnne and Vincent Myerly of Sodus Point, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Evalyn, to Joseph Teresi, the son of Samuel and Becky Teresi of Jamestown, N.Y. Miss Myerly is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She is employed by the ...

Josephson — Goldberg

Patricia Josephson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Robert Josepshon of Ashville, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie, to Garrett Goldberg, the son of John and Tiffany Goldberg of Clymer, N.Y. Miss Josephson is the granddaughter of Sharyn Soldano and the late Marion Soldano Jr. ...

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Lundmark — Nyman

Lisa Anne Nyman and Dr. Jason Michael Lundmark exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 28, 2019, at Skaket Beach in Orleans, Mass. Justin Koszlowski performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Anne and Kurt Nyman of South Glastonbury, Conn. Her husband is the son of Judy Lundmark of ...

Wurster — Yanus

Rebecca Yanus and Brian Wurster exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 17, 2019, at Peek’n Peak Resort, Cherry Creek, N.Y. The Rev. Micah Chappell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and KathleenYanus of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son of Howard and Colleen Wurster ...

Parkhurst

Philo “Gus” and Edie Errigton Parkhurst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov 29, 2019. They have five children: Lalena (Sandi) Parkhurst, Brady (Abra) Parkhurst, Todd (Samantha) Parkhurst, Rachel (Ryan) ten Pas, and Laurel (Luis) Parkhurst. They also have 12 ...

Yezzi — Waite

Hannah Waite and Michael Yezzi exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 11,2019, at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown, N.Y. Father Dennis Mende performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Donna Gatz. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Lynda Waite of Lakeland Fla., and Susan ...

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Anderson

Dale and Deanna Anderson of Ashville, N.Y., will celebrate their 25th wedding on Nov. 19, 2019. They were married Nov. 19, 2019, in Celoron, N.Y. The Honorable Judge Jackson performed the ceremony. Anderson is retired from MRC/SKF. Mrs. Anderson is retired GierstonTools.

Mr. And Mrs. John Salvaggio

John and Betty Salvaggio of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2019, with a family gathering and dinner, at their home. They are the parents of Dominic (Kristie P.), John (Mary Jo) and Charles ‘‘Chuck’’ Salvaggio. They also have three grandchildren: ...

Horner

Terrance and Kathleen Horner of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Alaska. They are the parents of Terrance N. Horner Jr. (Ian Foss) of Washington, D.C., David C. (Kristie) Horner of Hookstown, Pa., and Michelle (John) Macris of Westport, Conn. They are ...

Gustafson

Wayne and Cheryl Gustafson of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2019. They have three children: Paul (Jamie) Gustafson of Lakewood, N.Y., Kristin (Shawn) Fileger of Jamestown, N.Y., and Andrea (Cameron Christiansen) Lawrence of Holly Springs, N.C. They also ...