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Findley Lake To Hold Soup-Fest Sunday

FINDLEY LAKE — When the weather is dreary, nothing beats a bowl of homemade soup to warm you up and lift your spirits. For nearly a decade, the Alexander Findley Community Library’s annual Soup-Fest in Findley Lake has helped people fight off winter. This year’s event, which will take ...

Gathering Information

Interviewing is not an easy skill to master. For journalists, interviewing is essential to their jobs. They need to have good interviewing skills or they may not be successful at their jobs. Interviewing is not just asking questions. Interviewing is also listening and understanding. For ...

For Treyger, Performing Friday Is Like Coming Home

The National Comedy Center has brought some of the best comedians from all around the country and all walks of life to Chautauqua County. Many have had the chance to perform in Jamestown before, but for Liza Treyger the connection is different. “I’ve actually been to Jamestown a couple ...

Reg Lenna Receives Equipment Funds

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has granted The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts $25,000 to complete an equipment installation in the Reg’s new media arts studio. The award funded new video and audio components in the studio space, which was part of an extensive renovation of Reg ...

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Local Woman Gifts Treats To Friends, Family, Community

“I never liked to cook. In fact, I actually hated cooking until I was in my late 20s,” said Carol Proestler of West Ellicott. She may not have liked to cook meals, but she enjoyed making divinity candy and cream puffs with her sister, the late Mary Calanni, and recalled doing this when she ...

Fresh, Family Friendly

“We pride ourselves as a family-friendly, neighborhood establishment. There has been a family-owned business on this corner for over 50 years. It was a Red and White Grocery Store, then Ang’s Grocery and The College Inn,” said Chris Sorenson, co-owner of Jamestown’s Coach’s Corner Inn ...

Many Interests

Bob Lingle does not make New Year’s resolutions, instead, until this year, he set personal goals. His personal goals for 2019 were to finish the rough draft of a book he had started quite some time ago and to run a full marathon. He achieved the second goal, but not the first. For 2020, he ...

A Year Of Learning

It has been a year of learning. That is how United Way of Southern Chautauqua County director, Amy Rohler, described her first year with the agency. Rohler originally served as the executive director of Community Helping Hands of Jamestown from 2009 until late 2018, when she joined the United ...

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Upstate, Forgotten But Not Gone

Most of us know that upstate New York struggles. When it comes to economic matters it does. Fewer new jobs, new businesses and expanding businesses than most parts of the U.S. enjoy. Upstaters suffer nearly the lowest income growth of any region in the U.S. The Southern Tier has particularly ...

You Can Change To A Different Plan Online If You Need To Using The Provided SEP

Question: Since I used medicare.gov to choose my Part D plan for 2020, can I change to a different plan if I need to? Answer: In 2020 the answer to this question is yes. As you may remember Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the medicare.gov website on Oct. 1, 2019 which ...

Stopping The Vicious Cycle Of Worrying

Q: I really struggle with worrying about ... well, almost everything. Do you have any practical suggestions for controlling my anxiety and keeping my perspective? Jim: Let me turn back the clock to a well-known author and speaker, Dale Carnegie. Although he died in 1955, his books and ...

Let’s Keep This Little Secret

Shhhh. Please don’t tell them. It’s a secret. You know as well as I what happens when you start thinking of a replacement. Perfectly dependable day after day, the minute it suspects, it goes haywire. My home was built in 1996. (How strange it feels now to write a date that doesn’t ...

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The Advantages Of A Flock, Birds Of A Feather

On a cold March afternoon in 1983, I sat in a blind on the banks of the Platte River near Kearney, Neb. and watched seemingly endless lines of sandhill cranes, Canada geese, snow geese, and many species of ducks descend into the shallows to roost for the night. The parade continued well past ...

Some Climbers Enjoy Faster Pace For Hike

There is a large contingent of the hiking community that lives for hiking fast. Often I am also one of those people. Pushing your physical limits and testing that mental stamina to keep your legs moving, to climb that mountain or to make it through those next few miles focuses me and ...

Meet The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers And Its Relatives

On a recent episode of Jeopardy, the correct question to an answer was, “What’s a yellow-bellied sapsucker?” My ears perked up because I notice when birds get favorable attention on national TV. And it’s a great question. To the uninitiated, yellow-bellied sapsucker may sound like a ...

Outdoor Adventures

For outdoor adventurers, the list of places to go is usually long. New discoveries, experiences and challenges, mountains to climb, rivers to paddle, and sights to see. Or secret spots to come across and relax. I count myself as one of those adventurers. I love to go new places, but also ...

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Gathering Includes Custom Made Baskets

GERRY — The Rodeo City senior citizens met for a lunch and program at the Gerry United Methodist Church. President Ann Hellman welcomed all to the gathering, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the lunch. Table decorations for the meeting were provided by Ed Yager, which ...

Sinclairville Group Welcomes 2020

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room for a luncheon and meeting. The January meeting was held with President LouAnn Smith welcoming all to the new year and to the gathering. New year’s ...

Program Is Seeking Volunteers

Chautauqua County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), located on the Lutheran campus, is a federal program guided by the mission is “To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” These service opportunities are targeted ...

County Long Term Care Council Seeking Members

New York Connects is the New York states aging and disability resource center available to people of all ages that are in need of long term community supports and services. It is an information, assistance, referral and options counseling services available by phone, email or in person at our ...

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‘Armadillos Jump’

Persell Middle School fifth graders in Annika Putney’s class learned more about their rainforest study through a visit from Roger Tory Peterson Institute President Twan Leenders whose son, Jason, is in Putney’s class. Leenders came in to share knowledge about the rainforest with the class ...

Attendance Incentive Program Helps Motivate Students

In collaboration with Jamestown Public School’s goal to reduce the district’s chronic absenteeism rate, this year Persell Middle School implemented a new incentive program to get students excited about going to school, and to reward their efforts to be present daily. Each month, ...

Green Screen Tools Give New Life To Social Studies Projects

Most people know green screens are used to create some of the coolest movies you see in a theater but Persell Middle School eighth graders in Jayme Genco’s class are using the same technology to learn more about social studies. Students love using technology to reenact history, make their ...

E2CCB Class Helps Parents Learn English

“Mrs. Sampson is a great teacher,” said Love Elementary School grandparent, Dalcia Pina, who spoke very little English when she came to Jamestown but is now a Foster Grandparent helping in Patrick Cunningham’s classroom with her grandchild thanks to an English as a Second Language class ...

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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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Engstrom — Ruth

Mindy Engstrom and Brian Ruth along with their families announce their engagement. Miss Engstrom is the daughter of Susan Engstrom of Jamestown, and the late John Engstrom. Her fiance is the son of Robert Ruth of Vienna, Va., and the late Deborah Ruth. Miss Engstrom is a graduate of ...

Rahr — Crone

Alan Rahr and Glori (Donald) Taylor of Falconer, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Rahr to Andrew Crone, the son of Steven and Cynthia Crone of Kennedy, N.Y. Jena is a 2009 graduate of Falconer High School. She owns and operates Jena’s Kids Corner Day Care. Her fiance ...

Waid — Winship

Ashley Waid and Michael Winship announce their engagement together with their families. Miss Waid is the daughter of Bruce Waid of Kennedy, N.Y., and Vicky and Marty Meneo of West Ellicott, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Doug and Joette Winship of Randolph, N.Y. Miss Waid is a graduate of ...

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 ...

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Liuzzo — LoPresti

Sarah LoPresti and Simon Liuzzo exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 19, 2019, at St James Church, in Jamestown. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca LoPresti, of Frewsburg, and the granddaughter of Thomas and Marcia Walsh of Kennedy, ...

Bird — Ames

Kourtney Ames and Andrew Bird exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 17, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown. Pastor Jennifer Delahoy performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Kathi Ames of Falconer. Her husband is the son of Jim and Natalie Bird of Cassadaga, and Myrtle ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...