Gerry Rodeo Roars Back – Let’ er Rip!

GERRY – The valiant volunteer firefighters of Gerry, New York, are bringing the best-of-the-best in cowboy and cowgirl ridin’ and wranglin’ back to the famous Gerry Firemen’s Rodeo this year for the 68th time. Rodeo fans are coming from across the country between Wednesday, August 1 and Saturday, August 4, 2012. The gates swing open […]

Sherman Day: Mysterious Objects Unearthed

Senator Joins Observers SHERMAN – The motto for Sherman Day—always slated for the first Saturday in August—is “Creating New Memories for Families.” This year, on Saturday, August 4, 2012, on a day dubbed “Back to the Future,” Sherman Day promises to create memories of a very rare kind. The Mystery is Unearthed A few years […]

The London Olympics 2012 – World Champions and Local Pride

“The Thrill of Victory…” It’s been an unofficial slogan of the Olympics since at least the 1970s when Vinko Bogataj, a Slovenian ski jumper became famous on ABC-TV’s Wide World of Sports for his single moment of spectacular failure—careening off the side of an alpine ski jump—forever after dubbed as “…the Agony of Defeat.” Chautauqua […]

Editorial: July 23, 2012

Wake Up and Smell the… Is it always the coffee? If it is, maybe you need a change. How about smelling some fresh air…or the sweet scent of wild flowers on a summer afternoon, or…well, have you mucked out a barn lately? If that last one doesn’t sound right, think of it this way; that […]

The Final Stanza of Chautauqua Music

JAMESTOWN – With the closing of Chautauqua Music at the end of the month, it is appropriate to take a brief look at the influence it had on our community. We recall the original location on 2nd and Main: the big gold letters announcing its presence and the gold record with a music note over […]

Lucy Comedy Fest Returns

“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Jamestown!” Paula Poundstone told Journey Gunderson, Executive Director at Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy. Paula Poundstone, and a constellation of the country’s most popular stage and TV comedy stars are sharpening up their routines for this year’s Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, from August 1 through 5, […]

Prendergast – The 21st Century Library Targets Family Literacy, Announces 33rd Annual Book Sale

“Prendergast will be a 21st Century Library,” Linda Mielke said. “And that’s all about community.” Linda Mielke, the new director of the James Prendergast Library and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System of 38 community libraries, has held many positions, including the CEO, Director, Consultant and various operational positions in large and small libraries across the country […]