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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 […]

Celtic Festival Returns for 10th Year

Article Contributed by Chuck Abraham It’s that time of year again! Time to grab your kilt, your caber and a pint of Smithwick’s and get your Celt on at the 10th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of Clans on August 21 and 22 at Lakeside Park in Mayville, hosted by the 96th Highlanders […]

Jamestown is Alive!

Article by Walt Pickut “I have to honestly say that in my 15 years as Mayor, and in the 30+ years that I have been working in development within this community,” Jamestown’s Mayor Sam Teresi recently said at a downtown ribbon cutting ceremony for yet another new business opening last week, “we have not seen […]

The Warren County Fair: 85th Year & Bigger than Ever

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Every year we want to give the people something new,” Doris Labowski promised, one of the Warren County Fair Board members who have spent the entire last year organizing this year’s 85th Anniversary Fair. 85 Years and Growing The famous Warren County Fair, a hugely popular, family-friendly event since 1930, […]

America’s New Home of Comedy: Jamestown, NY

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “The comedy world now understands what we’re doing here in Jamestown,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucille Ball Center for Comedy, delighted with the progress toward building the new Lucille Ball Center for Comedy and with this year’s amazing lineup of stars for the Lucille Ball Festival of […]

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  • The Amish and Their History in Chautauqua County

    Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl More than three years ago, I stepped into a van with Carol Lorenc of Amish Flair Tours for a tour of the Amish community of Cherry Creek to see it as she knows it. Lorenc takes groups of tourists, shoppers and curiosity seekers on an information-filled guided tour through the […]

  • Fresh Garden Veggies

    Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Can you believe we are already looking at the end of August? Where is the summer going? It seems like just days ago it was June and we were wondering if it was EVER going to stop raining! The dreadfully wet spring lead us all to believe that our summer crops […]

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