Everybody Loves a Parade!

Old Home Week Returns to Frewsburg

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Fire trucks – at least a dozen of the region’s finest and shiniest – marching troops and high stepping bands… it’s all part of the grand old-fashioned hometown parade that will come strutting down Main Street in Frewsburg again this year. And, once again, thousands of spectators from all across […]

It’s all Greek to me!

It’s all Greek to me!

How did Greek get to be the symbol of anything somebody can’t understand? That’s not fair. After all, there are more than 6,900 languages in the world today… and I can’t understand any of them, with the possible exception of English. And sometimes I wonder about that. Consider these: All things considered, it’s a framework […]

It’s only dirt!

It’s only dirt!

But maybe it’s pay dirt. That’s what the famous 1849 California Gold Rush miners called that beautiful, glimmering gold dust they panned from a thousand crystal streams running down out of the Rocky Mountains. Gold dust, or any other old pile of nuggets they dug up, would pay a miner $20.60 for every single ounce, […]

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

The great sage of the baseball diamond, Yogi Berra, once said, “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” So there you have it… everything you need to know in life you can learn playing baseball. But like life itself, it takes a lot to do it well. […]

Memorial Day 2017

We Have Much to Remember

Memorial Day 2017

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jamestown can be proud to name 4,300 of its citizens who have served – many of whom died in combat – in military service to the United States of America since the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day was created to remember all of those brave and unselfish men and women, both […]

Easy livin’ ain’t cheap…

Easy livin’ ain’t cheap…

Memorial Day. It’s the holiday that starts us out on another good old summer time, a time for vacations and picnics and back yard barbecues. It’s a day that brings families and friends together in a wonderful spirit of lightness and peace and freedom. But that freedom did not come cheap. Much of it came […]

I complained…

I complained…

…. because I had no shoes — wait for it — then I met a man who had no feet. It’s an old saying. You might have heard it before, but its message is evergreen: You and I are almost always better off than we think we are. The first time I heard that answer […]

Don’t Push

Don’t Push

People wonder about climate change. What is it? Is it happening? Is it your fault, or my fault, or anybody’s fault? Or maybe the whole subject has just become too boring to argue about anymore. We’ll only go ‘round and ‘round again, picking sides and digging in our heels and settling nothing… again. Well, here’s […]