Manufacturers, Start Your Motors!

Fueling the Engines of Local Economy

Manufacturers, Start Your Motors!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut More than 450 manufacturers make up the backbone of today’s Southern Tier economy. Nearly one in five members of the regional workforce – one and a half times the average for New York State – are directly involved in industry, with nearly 10,000 in Chautauqua County alone. Keeping these businesses […]

man·u·fac·to·ry

man·u·fac·to·ry

[man-yuh-fak-tuh-ree] Noun (archaic) Definition: A factory. The word factory is not a new word. It is an old word with its hand cut off. The word manufactory comes from Latin, manufacta, (manu = hand + facta = made): made-by-hand. Manufactory was common English from the late 1700s up until the early 1900s. Maybe your grandpa […]

The Race is On! Election Season in Chautauqua County

The Race is On! Election Season in Chautauqua County

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The 2017 election season in Chautauqua County is shaping up to be a lively race between thought-provoking candidates. More than 240 individuals are now in the hunt for elected offices across the county in local villages, towns and cities. Hometown Races Readers are invited to visit www.votechautauqua.com. Scroll down and […]

Let Mikey try it…

Let Mikey try it…

Do you remember that commercial? Three kids are mystified by something weird in their cereal bowl, so they say, “Let Mikey eat it… He hates everything.” It was a Quaker Oats commercial for their Life Cereal that ran for more than 12 years, said to be one of the 10 most recognizable ads of all […]

National Women’s Small Business Owners Month

National Women’s Small Business Owners Month

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) have announced that October has been designated as National Women’s Small Business Owners Month. Women business owners are a major driving force in this America’s economy, accounting for more than $1.5 trillion in business annually. Many of them are small business owners […]

Time to Stop the Traffic!

Modern Slavery in Chautauqua County

Time to Stop the Traffic!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Human trafficking is not only a Third World problem. It has come to Chautauqua County. “This problem is very real and it is still very under-reported,” Chautauqua County Sherriff Joseph Gerace told the Jamestown Gazette. “It is, in fact, modern day slavery. However, people don’t often report it, mostly out […]

This isn’t funny…

This isn’t funny…

Some things aren’t funny… But some of them are worth talking about. We live in a privileged age in a privileged place. Believe it or not, that is a problem. It makes some things hard to imagine, even if we should. A few of us have traveled to places where our privileges are not common […]

Music…

Music…

“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life,” said Tom Petty, who died unexpectedly a few days ago, the legendary lead singer of the Heartbreakers and the Traveling Wilburys. “There’s not some trick involved with it,” he said. “It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and […]

The Universe: Growing Every Second!

The Universe: Growing Every Second!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors It sounds like a tabloid headline, but it’s actually true. Hop aboard for a fascinating ride through the expanding cosmos at the Martz-Kohl Observatory Open House on Wednesday evening, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. atop Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg with Dr. Deron Williams, renowned Harlow […]

Hunting

Hunting

We are all hunters by nature, even if you don’t own a gun and I don’t own a bow and some arrows. For instance… “Where did I put my glasses this time?” Another hunt is on. See what I mean? Whenever there is something we want or need, we become happy hunters. Hunting does not […]