Let the Kid Play

Remember when you were a kid, there was always someone who got chosen last in choosing up sides? Or someone who was never asked to dance? Maybe it was even you. Vincent van Gogh died at 37 with 2,100 finished artworks piled up… but nary a nod of recognition or a decent sale. The world […]

International Women’s Day At Home And Around The World

“I’m amazed at how generous people are,” Maggie Irwin said, “what a wonderful place to live.” Irwin sees this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day as a great opportunity for local citizens to show their generosity again in a very worthy cause. Fascinating speakers and a fine dinner are slated for the Robert H. Jackson […]

The Daytona 500 Calls

“No Thanks! I’d rather do the driving myself.” Ever said that? Here’s your chance. Put your hands on the wheel, your foot on the gas, fire up your engine and hold on tight while 600 horses—disguised as a couple thousand pounds of steel and flaming high-test—scream you around that 2.5 mile test-of-nerves called The Daytona […]


This is definitely the time of year to think about potholes. But when you think about them, you may realize that life is filled with them, all year long. But next time you hit one along life’s road, remember this winter. You never stayed home because of the potholes. You went around them. You took […]

Jamestown Salutes The Hometown’s Finest

Jamestown Salutes The Hometown’s Finest

“It’s not about our weather or our economy,” Greg Krauza said. “It’s about our people. That’s what makes this the best place to live. We simply have all the best people here.” Greg Krauza, Director of Member Development for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, served as Master of Ceremonies for Jamestown’s “2012 Salute to […]

Mayville, New York – A Colorful History and A Modern Success

Mayville, New York – A Colorful History and A Modern Success

The Earliest Days Mayville, the very first European settlement in Chautauqua County, was founded in 1804 by Mayville’s first settler, Dr. Alexander McIntyre. The good doctor built a sturdy log cabin with a wooden stockade surrounding it on South Erie Street. In 1807 Captain John Scott arrived and opened an inn and tavern on that […]

Mayville President’s Day Winter Festival Returns

We’re making it a wonderful festival for the whole family again this year,” said Debby Marsala, with enough enthusiasm to make it all happen. “Our core committee of 10 to 15 people have put months of work into it.” Marsala is the Community Coordinator for the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce. “Even if the snow […]

Let It Snow

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels. Sorry, that was wrong. Choice three: Complain about the snow. But since that’s no fun at all, let’s just drop that one in a snow bank someplace and enjoy the winter. When’s the last time you made a snow man? Or even a […]

Small Change?

Change is hard for people. So is not changing. It is said that about 2,500 years ago the legendary Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, said, “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” It has been a boon to the fortune cookie industry. It is also true. Are you already […]

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