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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.

Zombies!

A Zombie is a walking, snarling corpse without a soul. Seen any lately? The notion of zombies came from West Africa a few hundred years...

Not Enough Lifeguards

I love a beach with a lifeguard every 10 yards. Every 100-yard stretch of ocean-front beach should have 10 lifeguards. It should be hard...

A Vision Come True: Spring 2019 Sees Completion

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA Spring, 2019 will see the completion of the Martz-Kohl Observatory’s 10-year expansion project. For readers and guests who have...

What’s Ice Good For?

That’s a question I ask myself every winter, especially when I have to scrape it off my windshield – again. Or on snowy days...

Don’t worry, be healthy…

Can’t forget Bob Marley. Can’t stop whistling that tune. “Don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy In every life we have some trouble When you worry you...

Young Tax Service

Family Business Serving Chautauqua County for 50 Years Article Contributed by Walt Pickut When a successful young Chautauqua County dairy farmer like Arthur Young came down with...

Health Care’s Newest Center

Chautauqua Center to Open Soon Contributing Writer Walt Pickut The newest building rising on Jamestown’s skyline is the new Chautauqua Center, slated to reach four stories above...

“…and I helped!”

The first part of that phrase has moved from a TV ad into everyday talk. Anything that is “quick, easy, and done,” is said...

Observatory Doors Opening for Doors Open Jamestown

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA The Martz-Kohl Observatory is inviting local residents to join us at 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg on Saturday,...

What’s behind the Green door?

Remember that song? It was good old rock ‘n roll with a honky-tonk piano playing along for good measure. If you do remember it, you’re...

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