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Write Now: Music And Lyrics Stand Out On Classic Gems

I didn’t start off by thinking what albums I would need if I were stranded on a desert island. But then I thought, for the past year, during the pandemic, I have been stranded, to a degree, on an island. So I have chosen, at random, my favorite albums by some of my favorite bands. I say ...

Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Not Your Typical Solo Instruments In Pop Music

I was listening to the radio the other day, and heard a song that is in my collection. It’s a song I like, but not for the reason you would suspect. I like it for the brass instrument solo. In many popular songs from the mid 1960s until present solos are performed by either guitar, ...

Write Now: Treasuring Musical Moments During Pandemic

Because of the pandemic, you could say that she is joining the family business. Madeline Rasmusson performs with her grandfather Ralph “Razz” Rasmusson on Monday nights at The Chop House on Main. She treasures the moments. “It’s a really unique experience getting to perform ...

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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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 ...

‘Grateful’

It’s hard to feel grateful in the middle of what has been a horrific year for so many. But several weeks ago, after submitting the final payment on my husband’s funeral bill from 16 years ago, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I felt I had to put into words. I lost my husband Eric ...

Lakewood Woman Shares Christmas Traditions

Roxanne Hooper's high-energy, determination and efficiency is enviable. The events of 2020, of which only some are COVID-19 related, have altered her Christmas plans this year. She knew when she and her husband, Doug Hooper, had a tree and a bush removed from their Shadyside Road property ...

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Do Research Before Purchasing Omnipod

Question: How is the Omnipod system covered under Medicare now that my doctor and I are considering it to help control my diabetes? Answer: The Omnipod system is an insulin delivery system that allows you to not only monitor your blood sugar without finger sticks, but also administer insulin ...

Inside The Political Echo Chambers

Each day, I tiptoe into the politically far-right networks’ echo chambers. First, though, I find out what did happen in the world via the web sites of news organizations that focus on “news. Here is what I learned on Wednesday, Feb. 17: ≤ Dozens of people died when Arctic temperatures ...

Andre Expresses His Fears And Concerns

In this, the third and final installment, I remind the readers that Sol and May agreed to confer with their foster son, Andre, about meeting for a home visit. The expectation of a full meeting was interrupted due to Andre sleeping. We sat and drank tea when suddenly Andre awoke startled by a ...

‘Governor And Allies Caught Circling The Wagons’

Albany at the moment may best be described by a few lines from All The President’s Men, “It leads everywhere. Get out your notebook. There’s more.” In fact, there was a lot more at the State Capitol last Thursday night when reporters from the New York Post dropped a bombshell scoop ...

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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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Medicare Coordinates Benefits With Your Employer Coverage

If you are 65 + (or turning 65 soon) and will have both Medicare and Employer Coverage too because you are still actively working, you have a number of things to think through. You likely have options to keep your employer insurance and Medicare will coordinate with that coverage. You’ll ...

Patience Needed With The Vaccine Roll Out

Wow! It has been almost a year since we shut down the county due to COVID-19. While we have made a lot of progress toward safely moving around and doing business, there is still a lot to do. We have many more months ahead of us of sanitizing, masking and social distancing even with vaccines ...

NY Connects Aims To Offer The Right Kind Help

Finding the right kind of help can be a difficult task. Each situation is different with unique individuals, supports, and needs. NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information and assistance. We can help you link to long term services and supports, such as home care, ...

When Will My New Insurance For 2021 Begin?

Question: When will my new insurance for 2021 begin? Answer: During open enrollment many people evaluate their insurance coverage and make a change to a better plan for their needs in the coming year. Once this has been done, the first thing that usually happens is you receive a welcome ...

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Students Empowered To Take Responsibility

People might be used to the traditional way of disciplining students - a “timeout” process such as a 30-minute detention after school, or maybe three days out of school, or they miss lunch with their friends and eat by themselves – all ways that have students doing nothing but waiting out ...

Washington MS Welcomes New Assistant Principal

There is a new face at Washington Middle School, assistant principal Andrea Marsh. Mrs. Marsh might be new to Washington but she is a familiar face within the Jamestown Public Schools. Mrs. Marsh took over the position from former assistant principal, Kate Benson, who became Bush Elementary ...

UPMC Healthcare Workers’ Day Is Brightened By Visit

“What a lovely gesture! Thank you!” “I have to say that little poem is so darn cute! Beyond words!” “They are adorable. Thank you for thinking of us.” These are some of the thank you notes from UPMC Chautauqua healthcare workers after they received a touching gift from ...

Fourth-Graders Learn About Other Holidays

Love Elementary School fourth graders had an opportunity to learn more about how other cultures celebrate the holidays through an English Language unit. “Learning about how other cultures celebrate holiday traditions gives them an idea of how different, but yet similar, other parts of the ...

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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 ...

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

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Kenefick — Warden

Michael and Corrine Kenefick, of Eden, New York, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Kenefick, to Jeffrey Warden, the son of Jamie and Karen Warden, of Lakewood, N.Y. Miss Kenefick is a graduate of Eden High School and Ohio University. She is a private events manager at the ...

ALYSSA BROWN, CHRISTOPHER POPE

Mr. and Mrs. David Brown announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa, to Christopher Pope, the son of Chris and Lonnie Pope. Miss. Brown is a 2011 graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She owns her own consulting agency. Her fiance is a U.S. Army veteran ...

CHELSEA IRENE CARD, MICHAEL JAMES BURNS

Tim Card and Kim Card-Phillips, both of Ashville, N.Y. announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Irene, to Michael James Burns, the son of Tim and Connie Burns of Dewittville, N.Y. Miss Card is a graduate of Panama Central School, State University at Fredonia, and Buffalo State ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Mr. And Mrs. Lindahl

Dr. Brooke Elizabeth Lyle and Garrett Daniel Lindahl exchanged wedding vows on February 14, 2021, at Nick’s Place Wedding Venue in Edinboro, Pa. The Rev. Alex Holt from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and ...

Mr. And Mrs. Pappas

Michele Christine Ebert and Marc Anthony Nel Pappas of Pineville, N.C., were united in marriage on October 10, 2020, at Glassmine Falls, N.C. The bride is the daughter of David A. and Tammy L. Ebert of Dunkirk, N.Y. The groom is the son of Dennis and Henriette Pappas of Charlotte, North ...

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick C. Young

Lesley Ann Giacalone and Patrick Clare T. Young were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 2020, at The Inn On Broadway, in Rochester, N.Y. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Giacalone of Webster, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Young of Lakewood, N.Y. The bride, escorted down the isle by ...

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Mr. And Mrs. Palermo

Michael and Cosimina of Jamestown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2021. Palermo and the former Cosimina Trass were married Feb. 2, 1971 at Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Falconer. They are the parents of Michael Palermo of Paineville, Ohio and Andrew Palermo of ...

Mr. And Mrs. Peterson

Stanley and Suzanne Peterson of Lakewood, N.Y., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2020, with a family dinner. Peterson and the former Suzanne Wilcox were married on June 11,1960, in the Pilgrim Memorial Congregational Church. They are the parents of Scott (Caroleen) ...

Mr. and Mrs. Wright

Richard and Susan Wright of Jamestown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 10, 2020. Wright and the former M. Susan Axelson were married on Dec. 10, 1960, in the Fluvanna Community Church. They are the parents of Kevin (Nina) Wright of Lancaster, N.Y., and Shawn (Lisa) Wright ...

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: ...