A Diet to Save a Lake

A Diet to Save a Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Chautauqua Lake is an overfed lake,” John Jablonski told the 2018 season’s last GreenUp Jamestown convocation on Tuesday night, May 1. “If we continue to feed it, it will continue to have problems.” The meeting at St. Luke’s Church hosted one more standing-room-only crowd of residents from all across Chautauqua […]

Comedy

Comedy

How many ways can you laugh? There’s a belly laugh, a giggle and a chuckle. How about a cackle, a snicker or a snort? And when you were a kid, I bet there was even one kind of laughing called, “I laughed so hard soda came out my nose!” Every kind of laugh has one […]

Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In

One season now lasts all year long. It’s the politics season when at the drop of a single opinion people decide they know everything you think. If you express approval about one single government policy, people assume you love everything that policy maker does, you hate everything and everybody else with a different opinion, and […]

Bridges

Bridges

The longest bridge in the world is 102.4 miles long. It took 10,000 workers and just 4 years to build. It’s in China,  a railroad bridge called the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge. The world’s longest highway bridge, a six-lane elevated expressway, is 34-miles, the Bang Na in Thailand. It contains more than 9 billion 500 million […]

The 100-Year Facelift

Rebuilding Jamestown’s Historic Bridge

The 100-Year Facelift

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jamestown’s Main Street Bridge started its 100-year facelift 2 years early on Monday, April 2, 2018. The picturesque stone arch bridge over the Chadakoin River was completed to great fanfare in 1920. Its design is one of the oldest in history. Some stone arch bridges built by the Romans and […]

Creating Keepsakes

Art at the Randolph Retail Company

Creating Keepsakes

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Nothing makes me happier than to see someone finish a painting and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that!’” artist Victoria Reding told the Gazette recently. Victoria Reding is an artist and the owner of Creating Keepsakes, located within the Randolph Retail Company at 127 Main St., Randolph, NY. She […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Takes Stage

Broadway rock opera comes to Little Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar Takes Stage

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical drama, the rock opera created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, depicts the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It loosely draws its story from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The show explores the personal relationships, pathos […]

Not Easy Being Green

Not Easy Being Green

“It’s not easy bein’ green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves… …But green’s the color of Spring And green can be cool and friendly-like And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.” (“Bein’ Green. Lyrics and music: Joe Raposo, Sesame Street. […]

Footloose and disgusting…

Footloose and disgusting…

Spring reveals what winter hides. I just went outside to rake a few leaves away from the new green shoots that just starting to come up in my yard and found presents left there… and revealed by the last of the melting snow. Please, neighbors, walk your dogs and carry pooper-scooper bags. Turning your dogs […]