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Saying Thank You on Veterans Day 2014

There are lots of ways to say thank you. Most often it is just a casual Thanks or a tip of the hat to be polite. But what if we really mean it? Veterans Day was first proclaimed nearly a century ago by President Woodrow Wilson as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, commemorating the […]

Railroads – On Track for Fun!

November is National Model Railroad Month and model railroaders will take over the Gateway Train Station for the annual Toy Train Show again for a full day of fun and excitement on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. Biggest Show Ever “I had to order in 100 more tables just for displays and […]

Marching With the Drummers – Community Wins a Championship

“This is our best group ever!” said Meghan Murray, Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band director, speaking about this year’s New York State championship. “It’s great how they worked together, right from the start.” The Marching Band officially became “Number One,” taking home 1st Place honors, on Sunday, October 26, at the New York […]

Halloween: Ghoulish Haunts and Fall Fun

Submitted by Katrina Fuller The leaves have fallen, the wind has turned colder, and homes are decked out in pumpkins and spider webs. With Halloween fast approaching, the community is ready for a fantastic celebration.  From ghoulish decorations and haunted houses to pumpkin picking and apple cider, Halloween brings a celebration of the scary and macabre, […]

Ready, Set, VOTE!

Submitted by Walt Pickut More than 500 Chautauqua County citizens will report to work at 5:00am – and many of them will work until 9:30pm, a 16 ½ hour work day – for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4, to make it possible for their fellow citizens to vote. They are called “Voting Inspectors” and […]

An End to Homelessness in Chautauqua County

Contributed by Walt Pickut  Home is where the heart is. But where is your heart if you have no home? It can seem a heartless experience. The number of homeless people in Chautauqua County varies according to what someone calls a home. For some it is only a mattress under a bridge and for others it may […]

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left) Julia Herman, Dan Klinczar, Katie Derrenbacher, and Julie Pavlak.

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