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Shakespeare, Ballet, Opera, Dance Highlight Week’s Entertainment Options

CHAUTAUQUA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE JUNE 25 - JULY 31 The Chautauqua Theater Company’s free outdoor Shakespeare returns with a magical midsummer comedy. Follow jealous lovers, mischievous fairies and first time players as they journey ...

The Little House

“People ask me ‘what do you do now, Lana’ and I say ‘I make people happy,’” says Lana Lewis. “Every day I wake up and I’m very thankful I live here.” When Lana relocated from the city to the country, she didn’t expect she would be opening her home to hundreds of new ...

Strong And Determined

I have heard many stories over the past few months while interviewing nonagenarians. Most have told about attending a one-room schoolhouse, World War II, gardening and canning. Although Ruth I. Hammond mentioned all of those, her story, like the others, is unique with several amusing ...

Partnerships On Display

CHAUTAUQUA — This week’s 1045 a.m. speakers in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater are listed here: COREY JASKOLSKI CONSERVATIONIST, ENGINEER MONDAY, JULY 8, 10:45 A.M., Corey Jaskolski is an inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, photographer, AR and VR ...

Keep Your Cool This Summer

Keeping your cool means staying calm through tense, angry, or chaotic situations, and it’s one key to a healthy heart. But what if it’s 90 degrees outside? Summer heat and humidity might make you feel a little cranky, but what does the hot weather mean for your heart? It turns out ...

Under The Streetlamp, Opera, Dance Highlight Week’s Entertainment Options

BUFFALO SILVER BAND SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2:30 P.M., AMPHITHEATER With a history stretching back more than 100 years, the Buffalo Silver Band is a unique presence in the Buffalo-Niagara music scene. As the only British-style brass band in Upstate New York, the Buffalo Silver Band continues the ...

A Better Life

When Jose Rodriguez left Guanajuato, Mexico in 2001, he was in search of better job opportunities, better pay and a better life for his family. While living in his native land, he had worked with his father making mud bricks for construction. “The process takes one month. Two people make ...

Life Before Water, Power

Christine Martin was born on Nov. 28, 1922 at her parents’ home in Chesterfield, Pennsylvania. The first 20 years of her life were spent without the luxury of electricity. Her family of twelve knew no other way, therefore they didn’t see this as a hardship. “There was no electricity ...

Gypsy Wagon

Kim Mason has many interests and many talents. Since his retirement from Blair Corporation after 34 years, where he worked as a master technician, he has been doing a little of everything. “Now he’s the CEIO of my company,” says his wife Linda. “He carries everything in and carries ...

How It Once Was

Not only was the world a much different place when Marion Wade grew up in East Randolph, but the little village was as well. When the 93-year-old woman was born in the former WCA Hospital, her family lived outside of East Randolph but eventually moved to Main Street and then to Church ...

10 Years Later

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, ...

‘Glory To God’

When Karen Martin learned to sew in her high school home economics class, she had no idea she would one day be part of a ministry to support cancer patients. “God gave me this talent to sew. I want God to have the glory, not me. I like doing things for people and helping in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Founding Families

Aside from the antique train carnival ride in the front window, when one enters the newly opened The Station Bistro the most striking feature may be the row of crisp white with black design, hand-etched vintage ceiling lamps. The lamps, original to the building, are very similar to those ...

A Full Life

Some nonagenarians are blessed to see 70 years of marriage with their mates. Lynn and Margaret (Peg) Johnson are one of those couples who have been married nearly 72 years ago. Lynn a life-long resident of Gerry is 91 years old. Margaret is 94 and has lived in many places. She was born in ...

The Shed

The Shed Gift Shop and Museum should make it on the list of every local person who is looking for a scenic drive with a fun stop along the way. It is just 30 minutes from downtown Jamestown to this interesting stop, unless you choose to drive along the waters of the Allegany Reservoir, ...

‘If Old Man Shulz Can, You Can’

It is hard to believe Fletcher Schulz was able to fit in all of the jobs, businesses and activities he participated in in his 98 years of life. Like so many from the first half of the last century, he did not know the meaning of relax. “I never quit working,” says Schulz. He was ...