• Wedding Problems
    Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY There is a gospel reading that sounds all too familiar. It was the story of a king hosting a wedding banquet for his son. What was familiar about the story was not the party, the food, or the celebration, but ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-04
  • Celebrating Our Hometown News: National Newspaper Week 2021
    Contributing Writer Walt Pickut The 81st annual National Newspaper Week—October 3 through 9, 2021—recognizes the vital role newspapers have played across North America for more than 300 years. The observance is sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers (NAM). Better than Government? Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-04
  • Eat Everything You Kill! Nope. Not Me. Not Anyone.
    Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen “Ethical hunters eat everything they kill!” If that’s what you think, you might want to change your mind. Nobody does that. I’ll make a few people angry today, but people who express that opinion ought to stop and think for a minute. That opinion doesn’t stretch ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-04
  • It must be true!
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut It’s in the newspaper. So, it must be true! That’s been an unshakable truism—though sometimes doubted—since the first newspaper hit the street 416 years ago in 1605 in a corner of the Holy Roman Empire that eventually came to be known as Strasbourg, Germany. That world’s ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-04
  • Read This Week’s Issue – October 4, 2021
    Published on 2021-10-04
  • Rotary Club of Jamestown to hold Fundraiser at Southern Tier Brewing Co.
    Article Contributed by Rotary Club of Jamestown The Rotary Club of Jamestown is hosting a special Fall fundraiser event at the Southern Tier Brewing Company on October 11th, 2021. The event runs from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $25 per person which includes 2 draft ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Rotary Awards Local Women Paul Harris Recognition
    Article Contributed by Rotary Club of Jamestown The Rotary Club of Jamestown had the privilege of awarding two local women with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition at a recent noon meeting of the Club. Local caterer and owner of Elegant Edibles, Vicki McGraw, received her second PHF honor. Vicki graduated from ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Greater Jamestown AM Rotary to host Annual Football Party Fundraiser
    Article Contributed by Greater Jamestown AM Rotary On Sunday, October 10, 2021 the Greater Jamestown AM Rotary will be hosting its annual Football Party fundraiser at the Ellicottville Brewing Company on Lake Chautauqua in Bemus Point. This year’s fundraiser is dedicated to the memory of Tim Grace and Bill Briggs, ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Living History Program in Ellington
    Article Contributed by Ellington Farman Library Who was Joseph Ellicott and what is his importance to our area? Ellicottville, the town of Ellicott and many streets bear his name. Historical maps point directly to his surveying of 3.3 million acres west of the Genesee River for the Holland Land Company ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Pedal/Participate for Polio Event Sponsored by Rotary District 7090
    Article Contributed by Rotary District 7090 Rotary members in Western New York and Southern Ontario will participate in the 2nd Annual Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio, Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. Bicyclists, other participants, donors, and sponsors will unite in America and Canada to raise funds to assist in ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Join Watershed Association Virtual Gala 10/12/21 with Dr. Sherri Mason
    Article Contributed by Conewango Creek Watershed Association & Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason, a renowned researcher in the area of plastic pollution in freshwater systems, will speak at the Annual Gala of the Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) and the Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium, A Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate, on October 12, 2021. ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-29
  • Learn about The Dirty Dozen at Audubon First Friday, Oct 1
    Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships in New York State created to help prevent or minimize the harm to our ecosystems, economy and to human health caused by invasive species. WNY PRISM ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • Conroes Awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
    Article Contributed by Rotary Club of Jamestown The Rotary Club of Jamestown presented Paul Harris recognition to Doug Conroe and his son Michael Conroe at a recent noon meeting. Club Foundation Chairman Greg Jones spoke of the accomplishments of Conroe, who has been a member of the organization since 1981, ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • WCA Foundation Offers Thanks to Overcash
    Article Contributed by WCA Foundation Volunteer leaders of WCA Foundation express gratitude and well wishes to the Foundation’s third executive director, Brigetta Overcash. After eight years on the foundation’s board of directors – three as chairman, and 10-years as its executive director, Overcash is retiring from the Foundation in its ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • Enjoy Free Guided Nature Walk at Audubon Saturday, October 2
    Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center The natural world is constantly transforming throughout the year. You can enjoy the changing colors of fall on a guided Nature Walk at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Saturday, October 2, 9-10 a.m. Every month you can walk with an Audubon educator ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • Chautauqua Veterans Memorial to be Dedicated Oct. 5
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Two years after breaking ground in the Mayville Cemetery, the Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial is complete. A formal dedication of the space is scheduled for October 5 at 1 p.m. Led by a group of residents from the Village of Mayville and ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • Bishop Lee M. Miller, Pulpit Guest at First Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 3rd
    Article Contributed by First Lutheran Church The newly elected Bishop, the Rev. Lee M. Miller II, will be the pulpit guest of First Lutheran Church and the Southwestern District of the Upstate New York Synod on Sunday, October 3rd at both the 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship and the 11:00 a.m. ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-28
  • September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
    Article Contributed by Rotary Club of Jamestown More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write and includes not just “word” skills but also mathematical skills, a fact that ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • Fincher Retiring as Chautauqua Rails to Trails President
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua Rails to Trails Chautauqua Rails to Trails is undergoing a transition period which is celebratory of both the past and of the future. The Annual Meeting was held on September 13 on the patio of the Carlson Center at Mayville Park. It was an historic evening. ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • PICTURE THIS…
    Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist “All of my life I have lived in the same house, on the same street, in the same town.” This was the opening statement and fact of my first essay for my English professor, Bill Cherniak, in my freshman year at Jamestown Community College ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • God’s Terms
    Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY Instead of a traditional greeting, the teller at the bank welcomed me by saying in a rather curt tone: “Don’t you want to bank on your own terms?” “I don’t follow,” I replied. “Well, don’t you have ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • Staying Active While Living 50+
    Contributing Writer Jean L. Gomory What keeps a person young? I think we all know some answers to this. A healthy diet, exercise, social interaction, a glass of red wine with dinner, and volunteering, just to name a few. For example, SilverSneakers is a popular program at the YMCA in ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • Don’t say that!
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut And I won’t even say “please don’t say that.” I hate it because it’s just wrong. Can you tell what I’m talking about? Consider these folks: Charlotte, N.C. resident Harriette Thompson completed her 15th marathon at 91 years old. As of September 2020, she was the ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • Read This Week’s Issue – September 27, 2021
    Published on 2021-09-27
  • JPS Partners with Strong Starts Chautauqua to Receive Support from the Blue Fund
    Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Jamestown Public Schools is one of the recipients of a $240,000 grant that the Strong Starts Chautauqua Initiative received from the Blue Fund of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York. The grant is in support of the initiative’s work in fostering children’s ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-16

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