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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.
Major John Merchant at the Salvation Army checks toys donated for Christmas toy delivery.

Community Makes it Christmas with Holiday Connections

With the holiday season now in full swing, Jamestown Gazette readers in the tri-county region of Chautauqua, Warren, and Cattaraugus have proven that the...

Martz Observatory: A Holiday Shower Lights the Skies

Pictured above is glimpse of the annual Martz-Kohl Christmas and Holiday party, held on Wednesday, December 11 at Belle-View East in Falconer, NY. For...
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Words of Wisdom: As the twig is bent…

It’s an old saying I haven’t heard quoted much lately, but it’s a cautionary saying which I think we should all remember more than...
At Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, (L to R) Salvation Army Major Kim Merchant, Santa Jim Spencer, Major John Merchant, Doug Peterson, co-owner of Southern Tier Supply.

When Santa’s Not Enough – We Are!

Christmas in our neighborhood this year will be about more than a Jolly Old Elf who clambers down your chimney on a cold winter’s...
walt-pickut Contributing Editor

Words of Wisdom: Rings of Power

The festive Christmas wreaths we hang on our doors today have come down to us through a long, strange, and ancient history. In the ancient...
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Parades, parties, and…?

Now what was that other “P-word” that always goes with Christmas? Oh, yes! Now I remember. It’s “Peace on Earth.” Planning for any of that...
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Words of Wisdom: Big Bird Small?

On July 4, 1776, when England’s North American colonies tried to declare themselves a new nation, they were still at war against their tyrannical...
walt-pickut Contributing Editor

Word of Wisdom: Blessed excuses…

Here are some things you will never hear (I hope)… “You seemed like a nice person and I wanted to like you, but I...

The Hunter-Gatherer Tribe

Somewhere, far back in the deepest recesses of the human mind, there always lurks a hunter-gatherer on the prowl for something. Even if you...

A Fair Deal

  You get what you pay for. That’s a fair deal. And because people like quality, sometimes they pay a little more to get something a...

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