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‘Enlightening Experience’

The process by which United Way of Southern Chautauqua County selects local agencies to receive funding is an on-site, eye-opening evaluation conducted by community volunteers. Coming together from different backgrounds, professions and areas of expertise, allocations volunteers review the ...

Another Trip Around The Sun

In our travels as followers of the Minstrel of Margaritaville, there were many traveled miles, laughs, hugs, different flavors of Jell-o, spins of the blender, bowls of gumbo and jambalaya, friends made, and lyrics of songs that we could/can definitely relate to, and always rely on, if ...

Grand Plans: Horse Races, Art And Bar Food

Don’t wish away a day of your life. That’s my motto. But I remember winters when I wished away the entire season. Standing knee deep in a front walkway with a shovel, facing the task before me as if I were charged with wrestling a lion, I’d gather my forces and stare resolutely at the ...

Saying Goodbye Gets Closer And Closer

Last weekend in Rochester was an emotional seesaw. We laughed. We cried. And best of all, we hugged a lot. My sister-in-law, Julie, died and being together with her family was everything to me. For two days with my five nieces and nephews, their spouses, and the grandchildren, I shared their ...

‘It’s A Great Honor’

Rhonda Johnson began her career at Weber Knapp 33 years ago as a production worker. Now, Johnson is one of the co-owners of the business. Later this week, Johnson will be honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York as a Woman of Distinction. Johnson was not aware of being nominated ...

Hampered By Hacking Incident, State Begins Passing Budget

Voting has begun on state budget bills after the process was delayed by a hacking incident. Three of the budget bills were passed Thursday with additional bills expected to be voted on Friday. The process has been made more difficult because the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission — which ...