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 […]

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 […]