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Producers, Editors Have Similar Roles

If you are a musician or a writer you may have heard these two words before - producer and editor. Both words aren’t interchangeable, but somewhat have the same duties. Not every musician and writer needs a producer or editor because they know how to achieve getting more listeners and ...

Write Now: It’s The Dialogue That’s Intriguing

It’s the melodrama that gets me — every time. For as long as I as I have been watching TV, I have been attracted to dialogue. And I guess the daytime TV dramas, better known as soap operas were all about dialogue. I remember them from my youth, especially in the summer months because ...

Writing About A Foreign Subject Not An Easy Task

Have you ever been assigned to write about a topic that you know absolutely nothing about? It happens more often than you think. Whether in high school or in college, teachers and professors assign topics for papers that make students explore and research information that is foreign to ...

WN: Time May Be Right For Writing Another Protest Song

Recently I wrote lyrics to being lockdown during COVID-19. I believe different lyrics will take the place of COVID-19 lyrics. In my opinion, there will be new protest lyrics and songs written about the recent turbulent events that surround us. Should protest lyrics and songs be ...

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Flag Of Freedom

With all of the emphasis on stay-at-home orders in recent months, many Americans are growing restless. As a result, it can be easy to forget about the many Americans who are, in fact, not able to do so — not because they are sick or disregarding COVID mandates — but because they are far ...

A Wild Ride

It can’t be disputed, COVID-19 has affected every American in some way or another. The abrupt halt of certain types of businesses has had a great impact on two local business woman. BOBBI BRAGG Bobbi Bragg set high standards when she opened her consignment shop, EBE’s Originals, on ...

Life On Pause

I think it is inevitable that we will all take away some of the same things from COVID-19, but each of us will have our own stories as well. My life has continued very much the same while being very different. Having retired in our 50s, we have been used to doing what we want when we want ...

Change Of Plan

Americans from all walks of life have had to change their plans as a result of the shutdown of COVID-19. The stories of Ryan Peterson of BioDome Project and writer Dan McLaughlin are just two of the millions that could be told. RYAN PETERSON BioDome Project was started in 2011 as an ...

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‘I Don’t Really Want To Be Here…’

Meet Maxwell. Maxwell was referred for therapy by his PCP. Welcome, Sir. I welcomed a handsome casually dressed gentleman who I guessed to be near retirement age. His greying hair and short cropped beard were contrasted by an otherwise sagging countenance. His gait was slow and deliberate as he ...

Virus Or Economy Is Futile Choice

Florida, Arizona, Texas and California are among the states that thought they could reopen early. They also got sloppy with requirements for wearing masks and social distancing. Now their ICUs are stretched to breaking with coronavirus patients. And guess what. For all that putting the ...

Peer Past The Obvious With Policies

This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It’s the perfect time to talk about his famous essay, “That Which is Seen, and that Which is Not Seen,” published in his book, “The Law.” This timeless work remains an essential guide to ...

So Much For Trump’s Love Of The Military

Christopher Slutman, 43, had always wanted to be a firefighter. He was that kind of kid, the kind who wants to save people. He was also a Marine Reserves Staff Sergeant who had served in Iraq. Last year, he was assigned to duty in Afghanistan. On April 8, 2019, just two weeks before he was ...

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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 ...

Pair Of Fawns Taken To Rehabilitation Facility After Losing Mother

A pair of fawns have been taken to a rehabilitation facility after their mother was struck by a car and killed on Route 16 in Franklinville. On May 16, JM Powers, a state environmental conservation officer, received a phone call from the New York State Police about a doe struck by a car and ...

Start Of Spring

A week or two ago, as I was on the phone with a friend, I began narrating the battle between starling, sparrow, and woodpecker for control over the suet feeder. It lasted only a minute before a blue jay came in to claim their prize, sending the others scattering. As I finished up this tale, ...

Audubon: Natural World Also Flattens Curve

For a while there, the natural world was about two weeks early. It was promising, and so I started some seeds a little earlier than I normally would, cued by what was really happening outdoors, since the plants don’t know about the calendar, nor do they care. Then, just as we became mired in ...

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Check Your Medicare Plan To See What Is Covered

Question: Does my Medicare Insurance cover hearing aids, dental procedures, and eye wear? Answer: There are many insurance companies running ads talking about those extra benefits they are offering. This type of coverage depends on the Medicare coverage you have. In most situations, ...

What To Do If Your Premium Is Not What You Expected

Question: What should I do now that I got a bill from CMS and the premium is not what I expected? Answer: Social Security and Medicare have been around a long time. For most people, the Medicare Part B premium comes out of their Social Security check automatically to pay it. When people ...

Older Adults Are Still The Most At Risk

As the Office for Aging Director, I realize how difficult this pandemic has been on older adults more than any other segment of the population. I wish I could tell you that the risk to your health and safety will be over on a particular date, but I can’t. Until there is a vaccine, older ...

Briefs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Groups sending their news releases to The Post-Journal for print must include a publishable contact number, time, date and location of the group’s past and future meetings. ¯ The American Association of Retired People meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, ...

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A Message From The Superintendant

I hope you and your family are doing well during these are unprecedented times. For the first time in recent history, we have to present a school budget based largely on speculation due to the financial impact of the coronavirus. Even though there are some aspects of the budget process ...

3 Incumbents Are Seeking Re-Election To School Board

Registered voters will elect three Jamestown Board of Education members for a three-year term that begins July 1. There are three candidates on the ballot: Paul Abbott, an incumbent, is seeking his fifth term, having started on the board in July 2008. Mr. Abbott is currently serving as the ...

Custodians, Maintenance Workers, Bus Mechanics, Drivers Are Unsung Heroes

During these difficult times, Jamestown Public School’s 50-member custodial staff, 12 maintenance employees, two bus mechanics and 12 bus drivers are reporting daily to work as essential workers in the district. “I would like to take a moment to recognize our maintenance department, bus ...

Recognized

Bush Elementary School’s supportive culture has been given a big rewards – the school was recently named as a Recognition School from the New York State Department of Education – only one of 582 in the state. “The Bush Elementary School community focuses on what students CAN do, not ...

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Births

SCHOSEK — To Thomas and Lexi Schosek of Jamestown, N.Y., in UPMC Chautauqua, on May 29, 2020, a daughter, Avery Diane Schosek. Grandparents are John and Diane Gatto of Bluffton, S.C.. Kim Schosek of Stow, N.Y., and Jim Schosek of East Eden, N.Y.

Births

CUMMINGS — To Matthew and Stacie Cummings of Greenhurst, N.Y., in UPMC-Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y., on May 30, 2020, a son, Bennett Matthew. Grandparents are Mark and Laurie Wickerham of Greenhurst, N.Y. and Mike and Wendy Cummings of Mayville, N.Y.

Birth

CARLSON — To Amber and Andrew Carlson of Bemus Point in St. Vincent’s Hospital Erie, Pa,. on June 12, 2020, a daughter, Zola Lee Carlson. Grandparents are Jeff and Molly Anderson of Jamestown, Valerie Eaton of Warren, Pa. Steve Carlson of Jamestown and Monica Guy of Cape Coral, Fla. ...

Birth

CAGE — To Bernie and Randi Heitman Cage of Waterford, Pa., Hamot Women’s Center, Erie, Pa., a daughter, Clara Leena Cage. Grandparents are Gary and Evelyn Cage of Waterford, Pa., Randall Heitman and Terri Johnson both of Jamestown, N.Y.

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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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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 ...

Cusimano — Hnatyszyn

Brooke Hnatyszyn and Joseph Cusimano exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 2019, at the Hall of Philosophy at Chautauqua Institution. Jay Baehr, minister performed the ceremony. Music was by Rob Meger. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Dawn Hnatyszyn of Jamestown, N.Y. Her husband is the son ...

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MR. AND MRS. SMITH

The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Tom and Beverly Smith from celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on June 14 from their front lawn. A parade of 48 cars, bikes and tractors, led by the Panama Fire Company, surprised the Smiths with honking horns and posters as they drove through the ...

MR. AND MRS. GREG TOBIAS

Greg and April Tobias are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Both attended schools in central Pennsylvania and were married in Greenville, Pa. The couple moved to Jamestown in 1970 and have lived here since. They have two children, five grandchildren and two ...

MR. AND MRS. PAUL COOLEY

Paul and Martha Cooley of Gerry, N.Y. were recently honored on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary with a drive-by parade that included the Gerry Fire Department equipment and approximately 25 automobiles filled with area friends. The Cooleys, who were childhood sweethearts, were ...

MR. AND MRS. TODD BRIGGS

Todd and Patty Briggs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January with an overnight stay at the Harbor Hotel in Celeron N.Y., and on June 6, 2020, with a tailgate style with take out dinner at Bemus Point Golf Course. They have three children: Carrie (Brad) of Madison, N.J., Chrissy ...