Editorial: Aug. 27, 2012

Do Not Vote for Success Neither the government of the United States nor any honest politician can guarantee you success in business or in life. Not even in the “silly season,” otherwise known as an election year, when promises litter the landscape. The best promise anyone can make is for a chance to succeed, for […]

Celtic Festival Returns

Celtic Festival Returns

Twenty clans of the Seven Celtic Nations of old will gather themselves together again—for the seventh time in seven years—at the shamrock-green, Lakeside Park in Mayville, New York on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26. It always calls for great festivities when the Most Ancient and Honorable Clans, some returning from as far away […]

Editorial: Aug. 20, 2012

Eat, Drink and Be Glad The ancient preacher said, “So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad.” That’s a message for the ages…and for today. Now, we all know that good advice can be taken too far, […]

Jamestown Business College – The Student Comes First

“Students come first,” explained David Conklin, President of Jamestown Business College. “It’s just that simple.” Conklin joined the faculty of JBC thirty years ago and immediately learned the school’s basic philosophy: “Whatever is best for the student is good for the college.” Jamestown Business College, JBC, was founded in 1886 “…to qualify young men and […]

Editorial: Aug. 13, 2012

Facts vs Education “That’ll cost you $50.10 cents, Mister,” the mechanic said. “What’s the 10 cents for?” asked the man whose car was now running like a top. “For turning that there screw,” the mechanic answered, pointing toward the carburetor. “Then what’s the $50 for?” “For knowin’ which screw to turn.” Facts mean little without […]

The Door to the World Opens at Jamestown Community College

“Our students amaze me every day,” College president, Dr. Gregory DeCinque told a recent visitor to the Jamestown campus of Jamestown Community College, JCC. According to research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as reported in 2011, JCC is the “Top Performing Public Two-Year College” in the entire state of New York. The […]

Editorial: Aug. 6, 2012

The Creative Spark Creativity doesn’t care where it strikes a spark, as long as somebody is there to catch the flame. It doesn’t take well to being pushed or pulled…it just needs freedom for something to catch fire. Peggy Fleming, the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal Champion in Ladies’ singles ice skating and three-time World Champion, […]

Editorial: July 30, 2012

Life on the Edge According to a January, 2012 report in USA Today, the average cost for an advertiser to buy a Super Bowl spot for this year’s February 5th game pitting the Giants against the Patriots, was $3.5 million, with some time slots costing as much as $4 million. That’s for buying as little […]

Lisciandro’s Restaurant Celebrates Six Decades of Home Town Cooking

JAMESTOWN – The NRA forecasts that the business will top $200 billion in 2012. That’s the other NRA, the National Restaurant Association, and they predict it will be the “Table Service” restaurants that hit that mark… $6 billion more than last year. Sam Lisciandro and his wife Beatrice opened their own table service restaurant at […]