Random Acts of Kindness – Sept. 3, 2012

Fifteen years ago I bought a nearly 100-year-old house in Jamestown. By the time five years had passed my porch steps had finally finished disintegrating. I had a new set of steps built right away. What I didn’t know was that my handyman used untreated lumber. This spring, the bottom two steps rotted through. But […]

Editorial: Sept. 3, 2012

If Music be the Food… Shakespeare said it. “If music be the food of love, play on.” Almost 1 in 20 people in Jamestown, young and old, are now taking music, performance or art instruction at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts in the heart of Jamestown’s downtown district. Add in all the church choirs, garage […]

2012 Local Music Showcase

JAMESTOWN – Forty musical acts, nine great venues and one star-filled night promise to bring more musical talent to the streets of Jamestown than ever before…all on Saturday night, September 8, 2012. “The 9th Annual Local Music Showcase is going to be the best gathering of local music talent you’ll ever see,” Stephanie Rogers promised […]

Star Traveler – You

The farthest that the amateur astronomers at the Martz Observatory in Frewsburg, New York have yet traveled into deep space is to Quasar 3C 273, 2.5 billion light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Virgo. It is 4 trillion times brighter than the sun and worth the trip to see. Martz, however, […]

Labor Day 2012 – A Day To Celebrate Our Workers

“Fireworks are an art form that uses the whole night sky for its canvas,” said world famous Texan fireworks artist, Larry Crump. On Sunday, September 2, at Bergman Park, the Jamestown Parks Department will once again paint the night sky with a fabulous fireworks display. The evening extravaganza will be presented by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale […]

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 […]