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Write Now: Writing Techniques May Help

When an athlete performs at the highest level, some would say he is in the zone or experiencing a flow state. Writers, too, can experience a flow state, but in a somewhat different form. There are some techniques, stream of consciousness, free write, mashup, and brainstorming where writers ...

Fundraiser

The Eagle will land again. This time it will be in Lakewood at Southern Tier Brewing Company as part of The Great American Picnic, a fundraiser for WRFA. According to General Manager Dennis Drew, the picnic has been in place since 2012. This year, Drew said, the picnic is Tuesday, and the ...

Author Releases New Edition Of Book

ASHVILLE — Family inspires her to write. For Mary Carlson, her experiences as a child, as a parent and as a grandparent are often used to inspire her in her writing. Carlson said she is not short of ideas when writing a story. As an author, the Ashville native has had the opportunity to see ...

New Instructors Are Welcomed At Infinity Arts

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors. Marie Stewart and Joanna Roberts have joined the Infinity Team. Stewart is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, and functional artwork, and Roberts is ...

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Extraordinarily Ordinary

“My life is very ordinary,” says 94-year old Alice Lindquist. “I was just a farmer’s wife who has done nothing of note.” Her birth took place on Jan. 22, 1925 on Conewango’s Seager Hill Road. Albert and Beatrice Barton, raised four sons and two daughters on the family farm. As was ...

Happy Little House

Ashley Thomas of Panama has numerous interests, most involving creativity or physical activity. Entrepreneur, outdoorsperson, hairdresser, animal-lover, skater and artist all describe her. “My number one job is a stay at home mom of these two,” she says of her 2 -and-a-half-year-old ...

Nightly Challenge

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends ...

Blessed Beyond Measure

Randolph’s 96-year-old Bettie Alexander and her family have had a big presence in the town for nearly a century. She was born in Jamestown and moved to the small village when she was 4. Her father, Edwin “Bert” Keith, a plumbing and heating contractor, built Randolph Golf Club in 1929. ...

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Flying Solo: The Maine Event

There are still quite a few places in the United States that I have yet to pay a visit and plan on seeing before covering the rest of the globe. This past weekend I decided to check Maine off that list and explore the coastal towns of Bar Harbor, Hancock, Acadia and Portland with my friend ...

Lies The Liar Tells

When politicians talk in private, they regularly use a cruel shorthand. For example, a candidate who is uninformed, unreflective and uncurious is often branded a “lightweight,” as in, “He is so lightweight he could tap-dance on a souffle.” Conversely, a “heavyweight” would be a ...

Tweets, Stock Prices And Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally. Who knows of the tweets in advance? Trump knows, and there’s growing speculation that he might be showing tweets in the making ...

Proud To Be A Papa

As much as I don’t feel I’ve done as good a job being a father, as I should have, and/or could have done, I can honestly say that I am so proud to be celebrating Father’s Day today, as a member of that group sometimes called “Papa.” I’m especially excited with this Father’s Day ...

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Ferns, Fronds, Fiddleheads Are Diverse

The local woodlands, wetlands and streambanks of the Chautauqua watershed beckon us to explore their gifts of natural beauty and biological diversity, and the complex community of creatures living there has much to teach us. One lovely but often over-looked group of organisms, the ferns, ...

Life On A Sandy Beach

Cool sea breezes... Breaking waves playing tag with shorebirds on sandy beaches… Laughing gulls braying like hyenas… Sandy feet… These are a few of the images that dominate memories from long ago summer vacations at the Jersey shore. Near constant winds shape the seashore’s ...

Peace In The Pond

It was peaceful out in the middle of the pond. The wind rustled the cattails, creating a rippling rush of sound that whooshed in from the distance and faded off behind me. The occasional loud monkey-like call of a nesting Common Gallinule echoed out of the deep grass. Geese honked in the ...

‘Zooming In’

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has been advocating for the establishment of buffers along waterbodies for decades. A “buffer” refers to a vegetated section of land that is set aside along a lake, stream or wetland in order to protect the sensitive habitats that are often found in ...

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Medical ID Theft Is Serious Business, Not Just For Seniors

Medical identity theft is serious business, and 1.5 million Americans are victims of Medical ID theft yearly. The average cost to fix medical ID theft for someone is more than $20,000 per incident. Medical ID theft occurs when someone steals personal information — such as your name and ...

County OFA Announces Senior Farmers Market Coupon Distribution

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has announced this year’s distribution of Senior Farmer’s Market coupon books. Coupons will be distributed on: ¯ Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until coupon books are gone at the Westfield Farmer’s Market, Moore ...

County Genealogical Society Annual Open House Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will hold an open house on Tuesday from 1-7:45 p.m. in the Garland Room of Barker Library/Museum. The business meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Barker Museum will also be open during these hours. Members of the ...

The Longest Day: What We Need To Know And Why

June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month. You may be seeing ads on TV or in the paper talking about the longest day. June 21 is the day of the year with the longest amount of daylight- the summer solstice. It is a day when the Alzheimer’s organization hopes that people with consider ...

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Jamestown High School Class Of 2019 Top 5%

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2019 Top 5%. These well-rounded, academically-talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2019 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Tower Garden Project Used To Teach Students

Ring Elementary School second graders in Samantha Hasbrouck’s class are learning a bit more about healthy foods with their Tower Garden provided by the Chautauqua County Health Network. The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allowing students to grow up to 20 vegetables, ...

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Births

DUPLER — To Andy and Sarah Dupler of Williamsville, N.Y., Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, May 25, 2019, a daughter, Elizabeth Rae Dupler. Grandparents are Rod and Linda Dupler of Jamestown, N.Y., and Jim and Debbie Bernsdorf of Williamsville, N.Y. GENCO — To Phillip and Allison Genco ...

Births

BAILEY — To Jordan and Skyler Bailey of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 16, 2019, a daughter, Sierra Charlene Bailey. Grandparents are Scott and Sandra Bailey and Todd and Rhonda Bellardo. LASKA — To Steven and Taylore Laska of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC ...

Births

BESSE — To Frank Besse and Ginger Smith of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on May 9, 2019, a son, Salvatore James Besse. CLARK — To Alex M. and Samantha J. Clark of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, Jametown, N.Y., on April 30, 2019, a daughter, Kaeli Ann Clark. ...

Births

MONACELLI — To Bradley "B.J." and Genevieve Elizabeth Barbara Monacelli of Cassadaga, N.Y., in the Buffalo Birthing Center, Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2019, a daughter, Viviana Genevieve "Vivi" Monacelli. Grandparents are Tom and Cheryl Beichner and Glenn and Lisa Monacelli, all of Cassadaga.

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Reed — Warner

Warren and Tammy Reed of Gerry, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra, to Carter Warner, the son of Tom and Valerie Warner of Middleburgh, N.Y. Miss Reed is also the granddaughter of Edna and Robert Kibbe of Gerry, N.Y., and the late E. Eric and Irene Reed. Miss Reed is a ...

Laury — Sadowski

Nancy Wittington of Jamestown, N.Y., announce the engagement of her daughter, Lindsay Nicole Laury, to Ryan Michael Sadowski, the son of LeeAnne and Duane Sadowski of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Whittington is also the daughter of the Clayton Whittington. Miss Laury is a 2003 graduate of Jamestown ...

Nyman — Lundmark

Kurt and Anne Nyman of South Glastonbury, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Anne, to Jason M. Lundmark, the son of Jeffrey and Judy Lundmark of Frewsburg, N.Y. Miss Nyman is a 2007 graduate of Kingswood Oxford High School and a 2011 graduate of Elizabethtown College ...

Walker-Lopez — Hareras

Gabriel Eddy, Cora Hareras and Copeland Walker-Hareras of Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the engagement of their parents Alissa Walker-Lopez and John Hareras. Miss Walker-Lopez is the daughter of John Lopez and Brenda and Patrick Bunce, all of Jamestown, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Paraskevi ...

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Soderberg — Clark

Jessica Clark and Mark Soderberg exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 19, 2019, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Jay Baehr performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lori and Vince Joy and John Clark, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Michael Lennon of ...

Whitted — Davis

Cameron Davis and David Whitted exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2018, at the West Springfield Government Center in Fairfax County, Va. Richard Bulova, marriage celebrant performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Sandy Davis of Jamestown, N.Y., and the granddaughter of ...

Dugan — Taylor

Jennifer Taylor and William Dugan exchanged vows on Sept. 29, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev., in the garden chapel at the Flamingo resort. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Taylor, formerly of Stockton, N.Y. Her ...

Donath — Henshaw

Abigail Kristin Henshaw and Jonathan Edward Donath exchanged wedding vows June 30, 2018, at Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown. Pastor Titus Martin and Pastor Joseph Pascoe, uncle of the bride performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Ann Harris on Harp, Curt Scott, pianist and soloist. Sarah ...

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Walsh

Thomas and Marcia Walsh of Kennedy N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a day of fun which included family pictures and a family dinner at The Bellview in Falconer, N.Y. They are the parents of Rebecca (Joseph) LoPresti of Frewsburg, N.Y., Denise (Terry) Powell and Tommy Walsh, ...

Talbot

Dennis and Lois Talbot of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 2019. Along with their family, they celebrated aboard a cruise to the Bahamas and Coco Cay Island.

MR. AND MRS. THOMAS EDINGTON

Thomas and Linda Edington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2018, at their home with family. They are the parents of Julia Edington Thompson of Falconer, N.Y., Tammy Edington Smart of Harborcreek, Pa., and Thomas Edington Jr. of Stockton, N.Y. They also have eight ...

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM N. PIAZZA

William N. and Kathryn E. Piazza celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their vows and a celebration on Dec. 1, 2018, at Fresco Restaurant in Jamestown, N.Y. The Honorable Pete Johnson, grandson of the couple performed the ceremony. The celebration was hosted by their ...