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Sun Air Jamestown’s Hometown Airline

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “I really love this service,” a recent flier said. He was relaxing on a Sun Air Express flight into Jamestown on the homebound leg of a business trip to California. “Sun Air makes the perfect connection,” he said, leaning back in the plane’s luxury, leather bound seating, preparing for landing. […]

To Be or Not to Be: Prendergast Library’s Big Question

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Pledge Jamestown’s Prendergast Library has bills and employees to pay, and they’ve done it for 125 years. The library plans to keep doing that, according to Board of Trustees President Tom Rankin. He sees only one problem: The library’s expenses have exceeded their income for a number of years, […]

Harvest Festivals: Chautauqua County Celebrates Fall

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Harvest time and autumn have always been a special part of American life. Good summers and bountiful harvests always bring a spirit of thankfulness together with the splendor of nature’s colors, inspiring fall festivals across the country. Chautauqua County offers its own special array of festivals for 2015 in celebration […]

Arts & Music: Get Set to Jam in Jamestown

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Two popular events, The Local Music Festival and The ChalkWalk, will join hands across Jamestown on Saturday for a weekend of great local arts and music. “The Local Music Festival is a way to say a big Thank You to the community for all their support,” Shane Hawkins said. Hawkins […]

Local Authors Meet Their Readers Celebration: Supports Local Library

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Books will take you anywhere, from beyond the rainbow to beyond your imagination, from love to war and from fiction to truth that is even stranger than fiction. Mind reading hasn’t been perfected yet, but a book comes pretty close. Each one is worth […]

Gran Fondo Chautauqua: The First Big Ride Arrives

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Chautauqua Country is on the move!” Michelle Turner said. Turner is vice president for marketing at the Chautauqua County Industrial Development agency (CCIDA). By that, she meant “On two wheels” – bicycle powered. Billed as “A ‘country proud’ bicycle tour around Chautauqua Lake,” the county’s first Gran Fondo bicycle tour […]

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  • The Lenhart and The Great Hotel Era

    The Lenhart and The Great Hotel Era

    Contributing Writer Patricia Pihl Lining the porch is a leisurely row of multi-colored rocking chairs overlooking Chautauqua Lake. A few steps away, on its massive front lawn sits more chairs poised for the magnificent view. This iconic summer scene is recognizable to the local and visitor alike – it’s summertime at Bemus Point’s Hotel Lenhart. […]

  • Dear Autumn

    Contributing Writer Joanne Tanner Dear Autumn, “Welcome. I know we don’t always see eye to eye since you signify the end of summer. But I do marvel in the beauty of your color, the smell of your harvest – those wonderful apple and pumpkin pies! Your warm, slightly cooler sunny days are welcome. Do you […]

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