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Play Ball! Jamestown Jammers Open New Season

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “The best way to meet a Jammer is to come on Opening Day,” said Anthony Barone, Jamestown Jammers field manager. “Better yet, before the game come to the Gateway Train Station for lunch with the team at 11:30 and for the Meet ‘n Greet at 12:30.” That’s Wednesday, May 27. […]

WCA Hospital Celebrates Its 130th Birthday

Article Contributed by WCA Hospital Linda Johnson, Public Relations In the 1880s a group of local churchwomen who saw the need for a hospital to care for the sick in a young and growing city banded together and formed the Woman’s Christian Association (WCA). On May 23, 1885, WCA Hospital was chartered as a one […]

Armed Forces Day 2015: Celebrating Our Service Men and Women

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut May is National Military Appreciation Month in the United States, launched in 1999 through the efforts of Senator John McCain to honor the U.S. Armed Forces. Saturday, May 16 this year marks one of the most important celebrations of the month, Armed Forces Day. The third Saturday of May is […]

National Train Day: Railroads Past and Future in Jamestown

By next year Suzuki and Porsche are supposed to give drivers about 40 mpg on the highway. Most 4-wheel trucks won’t even reach 30 mpg. So why not get 480 mpg? “That’s what we call standard mileage,” Carl Belke, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad (WNYP) recently told […]

Stateline Speedway Reopens: Fans – Start Your Engines!

Nearly six decades of popular auto racing stand behind Bill Catania Jr.’s vision for the future of the legendary Stateline Speedway just off Kortwright Rd in Jamestown, New York. “I guess you can say we’ve got racing in our blood,” said Bill Catania Sr., general manager of the Speedway, speaking for his son Bill Jr. […]

Earth Day 2015: Celebrate Spring!

Trees are good for more than hugging! A one-acre tree lot makes enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for an entire year while consuming all the carbon dioxide an average car can make driving 26,000 miles. Earth Day’s 45th anniversary on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 has selected as its motto, “It’s our turn to […]

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  • Chautauqua Miniatures and 2 Chixx Gift Shoppe

    Chautauqua Miniatures and 2 Chixx Gift Shoppe

    Article Contributed by Julia Eppehimer An hour wouldn’t be enough time to see everything in Chautauqua Miniatures and 2 Chixx Gift Shoppe; it might take a whole day to really get a good look at everything. “We have antique jewelry…new jewelry…games…clothes. We love our clothes,” co-owner Heather Johnson pointed out things on her left and […]

  • Pros and Cons of Raised Beds

    Contributing Writer Joanne Tanner When it comes to planting your annuals and vegetables, it’s been a tough season to get going with these cold nights; a good reason to wait beyond the recommended May 15th planting date. Even waiting until Memorial Day seemed iffy. I am very excited to get started since I bought a […]

  • Remembering

    Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Church people are generally really good at remembering—and I’m not talking about Joe who remembers when kids didn’t wear shorts to church or Judy who remembers when every seat was full. I’m talking about a deeper sense of remembering. I’m talking about a more real […]

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