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Walt Pickut

Walt Pickut
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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.

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...

Sky Watchers At The Martz Observatory Will Be Watching For This One!

On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will zip past Earth only 17,200 miles above the ground. According...

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...

Chautauqua County Ready for Affordable Healthcare

It is the law. It is 1,000 pages long and full of words most people don’t understand… Wouldn’t that make you feel better if...

Are You an Artist?

You have something to say! If you don’t think so, just wait a minute… Pretty soon you will see something you really don’t like,...

Insurance – Managing Your Risks

Despite 2011’s tally of 99 catastrophic storms and weather-related disasters—an all-time record—and some of the largest property insurance payouts in U.S. history—14 storms doing...

The Arts in 2013 – A Community Empowered to Think, Work and Live Creatively

“In 2013 we’ll formalize what’s been working well already,” said Len Barry, Program Coordinator for the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, explaining how the...

Martz Observatory and NASA Establish Joint Educational Programs

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in Pasadena, California, runs NASA’s missions on Mars, many more missions in orbit around the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and...

Help Is No Accident

Remember Eeyore? That gloomy old, grey donkey, a friend of Winnie-the-Pooh? Eeyore said, “They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having...

First Responders: Facing Dangers to Save Lives

  “Your safety is in good hands,” promised Chester Harvey, Jamestown Fire Department’s Deputy Chief, clearly optimistic about the new year. After responding more than...