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2015 State of the State Address

Howard Zemsky, who came to Jamestown representing Governor Cuomo, was well recommended by a trio of the region’s most notable leaders who introduced him to a gathering at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena on Friday evening. New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, Chautauqua County Executive, Vince Horrigan and Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi introduced Zemsky […]

Tax Dollars Going to Work – What Will April 15th Buy?

Plan ahead! April 15, Tax Day, is just around the corner. At this time of year taxpayers begin to wonder where all the dollars are going. Everybody knows where they come from, taxpayers’ wallets. Running a city, county, state and nation isn’t free, so getting good value for every dollar is paramount. Economy Begins at […]

Celebrating Service to the World – Fire & Ice Ball Returns

Most people leave a tip for their server after a good meal. But how about getting a tip just for going to dinner? It could be a week at a sunny Mexican beach resort or a 1-carat diamond ring. And to top it all off, dancing and entertainment come with dessert. The Jamestown Noon Rotary […]

One of Our Own – Randy Sweeney

“I only use Randall if I’m in trouble,” Randy Sweeney said with a smile. Bright light glanced off the table, brightening the office where many good works happen. As the Executive Director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Sweeney certainly plays a large role in the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. “We’re […]

Southern Tier Xpress – Winning at More Than Hockey

The Southern Tier Xpress junior hockey squad, in the second week of January, is on track to top the North American Tier 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) in attendance in only its first season on the ice, according to Brian Cersosimo, General Manager of the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. Mid January also landed the Xpress […]

Doors Open Jamestown 2015

Have you ever heard the phrase “that place is a hidden treasure?” Jamestown will be showing off its hidden treasures Saturday January 17. It’s the tenth annual Doors Open Jamestown event. Over the ten years more than twenty-one thousand visitors have taken advantage of the free admission day at the main attractions in Jamestown. A […]

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  • Jones Valhalla Restaurant

    The restaurant that recently opened at 306 N. Main St. continues 106 years of family tradition. Jones Valhalla Restaurant, formally Jones 212 Bakery & Café, opened its doors in November in its newest and largest location. “I wanted to move to a different situation…to show that the restaurant is moving forward and going above just […]

  • Craft World and Action Hobbies

    The model planes and the bright colored signs hanging from the ceiling welcome customers into one of the last hobby shops around. Craft World and Actions Hobbies, located at 509 W. 3rd St. is a rare gem in the world of malls and online shopping. “My mom and dad started it when I was a […]

  • American Sniper

    More than anything, Clint Eastwood’s newest film American Sniper is a testament to the unwavering character of late U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. This movie does not glorify violence, but does shine a light on the very true and harsh realities of the War on Terror in Iraq. Chris Kyle was raised a country boy […]

  • Playoffs & Rex Ryan

    A bunch of years ago I was on vacation in Aruba. Every evening vendors set up booths and shopped their wares; tropical jewelry, exotic spices, Cuban cigars, and butt-ugly Hawaiian shirts. One shirt design pictured a man sitting at an easel in a thatch hut painting a view of a tropical ocean sunset outside a […]

  • Super Bowl Preview – Defending Champs Meet Red Hot Patriots February 1st in Arizona

    As defending champion, I think it’s safe to say the Seattle Seahawks have taken the best shot of every team they have faced this season. From their week two loss to the San Diego Chargers, to their miraculous comeback victory recently in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Seattle has had a […]

  • Watching the Superbowl

    I don’t know about you, but I’m going to have a hard time watching the Super Bowl this year. If you have turned on the television to ESPN, CNN, or even the View in the last week, you have no doubt heard the news surrounding ‘Deflategate.’ On Sunday, January 18th, the Patriots beat the Colts—excuse […]

  • Left-over Roast Chicken Soup

    Again with the weather…how crazy has it been? Really cold, then warm, then really cold again; Wow! The only thing I can think to do is make soup! OK, so maybe warmer weather doesn’t make us immediately think of soup (although I do love a good batch of gazpacho), the cold weather certainly does. Nothing […]

  • What are You Buying?

    “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, said not long before his death in 1935. He felt so strongly about that, he willed his estate to the United States government. How’s that as a wakeup call for those […]

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