Safe at Home – CASA Cares for Chautauqua’s Children

“All children deserve to be safe in their own homes,” said Michelle Saxton, Board President for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Chautauqua County. “But it isn’t always so,” she explained recently to a prospective volunteer. Across the United States there are 955 community programs that support volunteers who help children rescued by […]

Sewer’s Choice – A Good Stitch In Time

  “In the old days, sewing machine salesmen demonstrated their powerful, gear-driven machines by sewing right through a solid wooden ruler,” Ken Mekus told a customer recently. “And if you still have one of those old machines, chances are my wife Shirley can fix it,” he added proudly. Ken and Shirley Mekus are the owners […]

Urgent Care-A New, Fast Healthcare Option

“We will see you in 15 minutes or less,” Dr. John Radford promised a visitor recently at Five Star Urgent Care in Jamestown’s Riverwalk Center. “That’s important when you really don’t feel well. And we can keep that promise for 40 to 50 patients a day, with plans for more capacity soon.” Urgent Care centers […]

Spring Is Back At Four Seasons Nursery & Garden Center

A successful business changes to meet the demands of its customers. It is not a new idea, but few businesses succeed without obeying that simple law of commerce. Matt and Julie Harper operated their successful Four Seasons Landscaping business for many years. As their customers asked to see more plants, shrubs and trees to plan […]

Experience Life With Hospice Chautauqua County

  “I get up in the morning and I know I’m going to make somebody happy today.” Megan D’Angelo Said. Megan D’Angelo is the Community Relations Director for Hospice Chautauqua County. She says her job is different from any other work she’s ever done; it promises a chance to make someone’s life a little better, […]

Designed For Greatness at Design Studio

The Internet is many things to many people; a playground, an information superhighway, a web that connects us all…all around the world. “I’ve designed websites for people on every continent except Antarctica and Australia,” Elizabeth Gleason explained recently to a prospective client. Elizabeth Gleason Design Studios, LLC, in Jamestown New York. “What I like best […]

Jamestown Gazette – The First Year

The first edition of The Jamestown Gazette, The People’s Paper—the best read in town—hit the news stands one year ago, on April 11, 2011. In those 52 weeks, the Gazette has published more than a half million words and distributed nearly 160,000 newspapers, all free to our readers, throughout the Greater Jamestown area. “The question […]

Chautauqua Striders – Mastering the Art of Mentoring

Chautauqua Striders – Mastering the Art of Mentoring

  Tomorrow will be built by the youth. Today’s adults can pass along the tools for the job and help them craft new tools to build the best future they can. In 1979, two local men, Ron Graham and Dan Feather, founded the Chadakoin Valley Athletic Club. Their plan was to offer youth on Jamestown’s […]