Northside Residents Oppose New Housing Plan

Northside Residents Oppose New Housing Plan

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Strong opposition to the proposed Jackson Spring Housing Project construction on North Main Street in Jamestown has been voiced my many Northside homeowners near the project, as well as by others concerned for the overall city environment. While demolition of the many condemned and dangerously dilapidated old dwellings between Spring […]

Home Sweet What?

Home Sweet What?

I was always amazed by my parents. I learned when I was quite young that they had left their homes in a foreign country long ago, far across the sea, and made a new home here in America. And they loved it. How could that be? Homesickness never seemed to come to them. I think […]

Happy Endings & New Beginnings

Happy Endings & New Beginnings

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut ‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s the time for great traditions and happy celebrations, good cheer and good will. Winter begins this week on December 21, the shortest day of the year…and the days will already start to get longer when the New Year begins. The Holiday Season is […]

Starting at the End

Starting at the End

Every ending is a new beginning. Everybody who woke up this morning knows that. Today just couldn’t start yet until yesterday ended. Common sense, right? Time flows in circles. Yet, everybody knows that time goes on and on into the future like a straight and endless line. There’s no going back. It’s a paradox. Circles […]

Christmas Lights and Humble Beginnings

Christmas Lights and Humble Beginnings

Almost everything grand starts in humble beginnings, they say. Consider the acorn and the oak or the trickling Minnesota brooks that become the mighty Mississippi, and especially the little bits of static that crackled and glowed among the arctic pines on cold winter nights under the Northern Lights and eventually became the multi-megawatt Christmas lights […]

December Skies

December Skies

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors December at the Martz/Kohl Observatory in Frewsburg might find a few astronomers looking for that famous Christmas Star, but more likely they will continue studying the night sky for novas, supernovas, new comets and Earth grazing asteroids or any one of myriad other wonders to be […]

To Serve and Protect

To Serve and Protect

Everybody knows that our world wouldn’t work very well without people who provide services for things we cannot – or would rather not – do for ourselves and those who provide protection against dangers we can’t even see coming. But that universe of servers and protectors is much wider than you think. Here are a […]

Bringing the Season’s Joy to All

Bringing the Season’s Joy to All

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Gift Exchange Christmas Parade Downtown Jamestown “So many people give to our community so selflessly all year long that we wanted to give something back to them this year,” Edwin Rodriguez, Jr., events coordinator for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation told the Jamestown Gazette while adding finishing touches last week […]