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Seasonal Sweet Treats

Lori Buchanan’s Polish heritage is of great importance to her. Her grandparents lived during the Great Depression, a time when a use was found for everything and nothing was thrown away. Her maternal grandmother raised her children alone after losing their father in WWII. Her father’s ...

Generations

Lou Ann Peterson and her daughter, Sarah Minor, of Frewsburg have been a team throughout life, especially in the kitchen. “Family is everything in this house,” Minor said. “We spend most of our time in the kitchen. We’ve always baked together. We are best friends.” She remembers ...

Life On The Go

Anne Jackson has lived all over the United States, as well as in a foreign country. She was born at Camp Pendleton in Southern California while her father was in the Marine Corps. Later, her mother married Jackson’s step-dad, who was in the Army which took the family to Germany, North ...

Jumping Right In

When Edward Scroxton was putting together simple building projects at 9, he had no idea he would continue to improve his woodworking skills and knowledge of wood to the point of owning a small woodworking business by the time his age had doubled. “I’ve always been building stuff. I ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Place To Be Snowed In

“It’s probably the second oldest cross-country ski facility in the nation,” said Ryan Janes about The Wilderness Lodge in Wattsburg, Pa. Janes’ grandparents, Jim and Nansi Janes, built the lodge, which was completed in 1969. It was originally launched as a snowmobile lodge, but ...

Sharing Traditions

Kim Smith began caring for ailing family members when she was a young child causing her to grow up rather abruptly. Her grandmother had been bedfast since before the girl was born. “My mom wasn’t well, was in a wheelchair and was in and out of the nursing home. My grandfather always ...

Christmas At The Inn

The beautiful Edwards Waterhouse Inn at 71 Central Ave. in Fredonia has a long history, as would be expected of a home built in the 1800s. The original house was built in 1850 by Francis S. Edwards, a United States Congressman. After Dr. John Waterhouse took possession, a massive addition, ...

Folded Fabrics

The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or green masking paper topped with colorful washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily crushed store-bought bows. “There’s a lot of fun ...

City Woman Keeps Swedish Family Traditions

“We spent every Christmas Eve at my father’s parents, Ray and Freda Ahlstrom. It was my father, his two brothers and their families,” said Denise Priestman. “We had all of the recipes, except Kaldolmar.” She holds fond memories of those winter nights at the house on upper South Main ...

Vintage Passions

Nathaniel Weaver has been preparing for today’s Christmas Walk-About at the White Swan for several days with the recent addition of 10 truckloads of antiques, a dozen Christmas trees decorated with vintage decorations and an 1880s sleigh. He describes the event as a holiday party planned ...

Rural Recipes

We got off the interstate highways and onto the back roads on our return trip from Virginia last week. We met some great people like Angie Rexrode and her husband, Kenton. Angie drove into a pizza shop/motel parking lot in the small town of Brandywine, W.Va., a few minutes after my husband ...

Very Involved

Saying Nichole Mason has a lot of drive and energy does not begin to describe her and because of it, she has a hard time saying “no.” She is multi-talented and is always willing to put her talents to use where they are needed. The third-grade teacher has quite a few passions. Her family ...

Family Gatherings

RoseAnne Samuelson’s love of good food was acquired from several family members that came before her, but two stand out the most as contributors to her ability to be a good Italian cook. “I credit all of my learning to cook to my grandfather, Mike Giambeluca, owner of The Victory ...

Abundantly Talented

Although Wendy Lee Samuelson has spent most of her career working in the field of nursing, she has always been interested in art. She took art courses in high school, but after graduation, enrolled in Jamestown Community College’s nursing program. Her nursing career began at two local ...

‘Share With The World’

“Development of my business was slow,” says Jessamine Daly-Griffen. “I started baking gluten-free for my family. It took a while.” She started on her gluten-free journey about 10 years ago, when her child was diagnosed with Celiac disease. She had been in the habit of cooking from ...

Caring For The Healers

Leslie Greene exudes love, compassion and caring for her fellow beings. Serving is not only her passion, it is her gift. “I know I am here to serve,” are the words of the chef at UPMC Chautauqua. Even though the food she prepares does not go to the hospital’s patients, she feels ...