Features

Southern Tier Barbell

Eleven years ago the husband and wife team of Erick and Cammy Sandberg set a goal to live a healthier life-style. It was at this time Cammy gave up smoking cigarettes due to health issues with her husband following shortly thereafter. Their unhealthy habits included the consumption of fast ...

Farm Dinners

Of all of the people I have featured over the last 20 years, I can safely say I know Dacia Cook the best. She is one of the busiest people I know but she is allowing me, her mother, to share a glimpse of her life this week. Those who have stayed in touch with her over the years may find some ...

Homebaked Aspirations

Many opportunities to be in her mother’s kitchen throughout childhood is undoubtedly the reason Rhonda Shilling is comfortable being in her own kitchen today. “If I’m not working, I’m in my kitchen,” says the Jamestown woman. “I learned to bake from my mother. My mom was always ...

The Dinner Bell

“We love to cook. That’s what we do for fun.” Having come from a strong Sicilian background, cooking for family and friends comes naturally to Nina Constantino’s family. Her mother bought The Dinner Bell Restaurant when she was in second grade. “She would pack my brother, ...

Subtitles, Headphones I Enjoy With Television

I delight in using wireless headphones and printed subtitles when I view DVDs on our TV set. We ditched satellite reception four years ago. We use our two TV sets only for viewing DVDs and VCR tapes. The downstairs flat “smart” TV is also used by visiting children and grandchildren to ...

Don’t Skip The Importance Of Your Dog’s Dental Health

Hey, guys. We’re back at it. Back to talking about our pups. This week we’re talking about dental health. What? Our dogs need dentists? Don’t panic if you’re just now finding this out. There are many dog lovers who don’t know the importance of doggy dental health. After reading ...

You Have To Ask For A Radical Answer

During what was a particularly emotional service this weekend, I found myself praying at the front of the church with my pastor. That isn’t something I normally do — generally, I remain in my own pew and sing while rocking gently back and forth, as is expected of you. For some reason, ...

Weekend Festival To Give Cultural Insight For Visitors

MAYVILLE — More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the 13th annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival, which will decorate Mayville Lakeside Park on Friday and Saturday with the clothing, music, games and heritage of Irish, Scottish and Welsh families. Doug Clark, event organizer, ...

Cyclists To Gather For Gran Fondo

MAYVILLE — The fourth annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo charity cycling event is set for Saturday. The tour begins at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, and is scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. After bicyclists are finished with their chosen routes, a family-friendly post-ride party will ...

CLMC Releases Plans To Benefit Chautauqua Lake

The Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance evolved from the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission. Since its inception in 2005 and pursuant to its core mission, the CLMC was a major contributor to the development of the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan and initiated work ...

Embroiderer’s Guild Looking To Expand Participation

“We are a group of people who get together on a monthly basis to stitch, talk and eat,” were the words member Ruth Walton used to describe Chautauqua Region Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (CREGA). Members range from needlework novices to experts. Skill is not a ...

Fenton To Host Church Tours Saturday

The Fenton History Center will host “A Peek Inside” tour of four of Jamestown’s historic churches on Saturday. Join genealogist Janet Wahlberg and curator Jenn Champ for a new and unique tour of Jamestown’s historic churches. Meet at St. Luke’s Church at 10:45 a.m. The cost is ...

Dog Training Really Can Be Beneficial For Dog, Owner

Hey, guys. Another week, another article. This week I want to focus on one question… is dog training really worth it? This is a question I receive on a regular basis. The short answer. Yes. Professional opinion and personal opinion. Yes. Whether you’re trying to teach your dog basic ...

Bottoms Up

While sorting through boxes that have been in storage, I rediscovered two cartons of beer bottles, not remembering that these were moved from my grandmother’s home and stored at my place. The bottles were Iroquois beer made in Buffalo. I was intrigued and began thinking about the area ...

Male Stretch Marks Are A Result Of My Diet

I “have” six children. But I never claim that I or any male had actually birthed children. Oddly, though I am beyond childbearing age, I have acquired something that moms usually deplore. I have stretch marks. They are low, not high up. I never had the “six-pack abs” rippling ...

Chautauqua: Week Eight

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Eight of its 2018 season. The week, which began Saturday and concludes Friday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stephenson, Kent State ...

Family Splits Year Between Chautauqua And Fort Lauderdale

Four generations of the Streeter Family have known nothing different than a lifestyle that sounds like a wish on a bucket list. Warm snowless, winters spent in Fort Lauderdale paired with summers spent in the shade of Chautauqua Institution while enjoying lake breezes seems like a dream, but it ...

For Adults Only Monarch Festival To Be Held

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is just for grown-ups. Monarchs and Margaritas, a special adults-only preview of the festival is 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. The Nature Center is transformed into a butterfly house full of lovely flowers and Monarchs in ...

Clymer Woman Has Over 400 Varieties Of Daylilies

There have been many changes in the life of Loujean White since I last told her story 19 years ago on June 5, 1999. In 2004, when she left the winter job she held for 16 years in the ski shop at Peek’n Peak Resort, she undoubtedly had no idea she would make up those hours during a milder ...