Syracuse Rowing with Haley Jones

Syracuse Rowing with Haley Jones

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The women’s rowing team at Syracuse University has been slowly and steadily climbing in the collegiate ranks each year. This year, the team finished a highly successful season by finishing in 13th place at the NCAA Division I Championship. Among the athletes on the team was a Chautauqua County native and […]

Greek for the Weekend

Greek for the Weekend

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Yassou! In Greece, this word means several things: hello! Cheers! To your health! In Jamestown NY, however, it signifies something else: the jovial, spirited, and food-filled Yassou Festival put on annually by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The festival, which traditionally occurs every Father’s Day weekend, is slated to […]

Food, Friends and Fun at the Jamestown Public Market

Food, Friends and Fun at the Jamestown Public Market

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke On Saturdays from June till October, downtown Jamestown comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the city’s largest farmer’s market. What once were unremarkable streets and sidewalks are transformed by the fragrant perfume of just-picked flowers, the rainbow of fruits and vegetables resting beneath white canopies, and the […]

Special Olympics with Director Bob Goold

Special Olympics with Director Bob Goold

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Last Tuesday, hundreds of students from across the south end of Chautauqua County converged at Strider’s Field in Jamestown to compete in the 47th annual Special Olympics. Cheered on by a large crowd of teachers, parents, volunteers, and fellow students, the athletes had a chance to compete in various track and […]

Play Ball!

Jammers Baseball Season Kicks Off This Week

Play Ball!

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Get ready for peanuts and crackerjacks, fly balls, and the seventh inning stretch: America’s favorite pastime is back in season. This week, the Jamestown Jammers kick off their 2017 baseball year with 7:05 p.m. home games versus the Saugerties Stallions on Thursday, the Geneva Red Wings on Saturday, and the […]

JCC Golf with Coach Swanson

JCC Golf with Coach Swanson

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The golf team at Jamestown Community College had a rough start to the 2017 competitive year. For starters, the players were without a coach for the first few weeks of their season. Then there was the weather: persistent snow and cold rain kept them off the golf courses well into the […]

Memorial Day Parades Across the County

Memorial Day Parades Across the County

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Every year, Memorial Day is celebrated in many different ways. Some people congregate at cemeteries to trim gravestones with flowers, flags, and wreaths. Others host picnics, breaking out the grill for a red, white and blue barbecue. Still others buy or wear poppies to remember America’s fallen soldiers, a tradition […]

Boys Varsity Wolfpack Track & Field with Coach King

Boys Varsity Wolfpack Track & Field with Coach King

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Five years ago, the school districts of Clymer, Sherman and Panama decided to join forces and create a merged track and field program. The coaches, the athletes, and the communities all came together as one and dubbed themselves “The Wolfpack.” They’ve been competing and winning meets ever since. At the head […]

Lady Trojan Softball with Coach Anderson

Lady Trojan Softball with Coach Anderson

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Southwestern’s girls Varsity softball team is nearing its last several games of the regular season and they aren’t slowing down one bit. The team hit the ground running in back in March, racking up an impressive undefeated league record of 4-0 and an overall record of 8-1, at the time of […]

Flower Power

Master Gardeners to Host Annual Spring Fundraiser

Flower Power

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Chautauqua County may very well be a gardener’s paradise. It is home to miles of vineyards, where grapes hang heavy from vines; acres of farmland, neatly striped with corn and hay; and endless forests, huddling green and thick around the lake. With all the right natural resources and institutions for […]