Local Veteran Honored for Honoring Others

Local Veteran Honored for Honoring Others

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Korean War Veteran Peter Carlo and his wife of nearly 65 years, Mary Ann, have made their mark on the world in many remarkable ways, especially in Jamestown, New York. Among their greatest contributions is their ongoing patriotic mission to contribute American Flags – now numbering 286 – to local […]

Addiction: Many Faces & Many Causes Community Studies Solutions

Addiction: Many Faces & Many Causes  Community Studies Solutions

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Hardly more than a century ago, opium concoctions of all sorts were freely sold over the counter in home remedies and “cure-alls” for dozens of ailments. Addiction and newer drugs, however, eventually led to the creation of prescription laws by mid-century. By the 1990s, though, a few powerful pharmaceutical companies […]

Risky Business

Risky Business

Risk pays off! “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” That’s how Facebook multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg sees it. Some financial advisors do tempt high-risk investors with high gains… if you want to join the […]

Grateful NFL Star Thanks Local Man

Grateful NFL Star Thanks Local Man

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “I was just doing my job,” Jeff Bloomquist told a gathering of his friends at the Jamestown Gazette office on Tuesday afternoon last week. But for Jeff that meant giving a wounded soldier the shirt off his back, the only bandage he could find in an emergency… because that’s just […]

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 […]