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Local Commentaries

To Improve Chautauqua Lake, Improve Its Watershed

Chautauqua Lake is an old lake, rich in plant diversity and an abundance of living things. The shoreline waters host a well-established diversity of aquatic plants that support multiple natural communities, hold sediments in place, and provide food, oxygen, and critical habitat for countless ...

A Fuller Heart: The Light Shines In The Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” — John 1:5 This has to be one of the most impactful verses in the Bible for me. It puts it all out there in black and white: Light versus dark. Shadow and brightness. The Goodness of God, the very best He could ...

Good Food And Good Works At Rotary Club

I don’t remember the last time I stood up, held my hand over my heart and said the Pledge Of Allegiance, or when I sang The Star Spangled Banner last, but on Monday the opportunity presented itself at a meeting of the Jamestown Rotary Club. I don’t often have the opportunity to formally ...

We Are The World; Song By U.S.A. For Africa

In May of 1986, over five million people attempted to join hands in a chain that stretched across the Continental United States as a promotion for a campaign to raise money for Africa, organized by a group called U.S.A. for Africa. Sally, Chasy, Chrissy, and I were a part of that chain ...

A Visit Sparks Memories

When we visited a cousin last week she mentioned coming to the farm and enjoying chocolate pudding. Since we were dairy farmers, we always had milk on hand. I had forgotten about Evie’s Chocolate Pudding recipe. My husband would take the two-quart metal bucket to the farm and bring home ...

Hospice Touches Many Lives

CHAUTAUQUA — When you’re among many people you’ve never met, you can never know just who among them has – much less how many among them have – been touched in one way or another by Hospice. So it was when the Chautauqua Women’s Club on July 26 hosted Shauna Anderson, president and ...