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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.

Editorial – Oct. 1, 2012

A Fatal Journey Some things should die, but we feed them anyway. Take prejudice, for instance. Sometimes it masquerades as what we call “taste.” We...

Famous Astronomer Visits Martz Observatory

Dr. James LoPresto, a long time friend of the Martz Astronomical Observatory in Frewsburg, New York, lectures with a twinkle in his eye to...

Autumn Kick-off in Western New York: The Busti Apple Festival

“For the first time in 60 years the Busti Mill is just about ready to start up again,” Norm Carlson explained proudly. “And the...

Jamestown Rotary Exchange Student Reports Back From Australia

JAMESTOWN - Wearing a navy blue Rotary Exchange Student blazer festooned with badges, banners, trophies and memorabilia…even a set of fake kangaroo ears…and sporting...

Famous Fireball Run – Astronaut and Hometown Girl Find Missing Children

“You’ve blown the lid right off !” Fireball Run Adventurally planners told Lee Harkness after their 4-day visit to Jamestown. “Jamestown is way above...

Editorial – Sept. 17, 2012

The Best of Times… The Worst of times… Charles Dickens began his Tale of Two Cities with those famous words. They’ve been quoted ever since—for...

Jamestown Mattress – A History of Customized Comfort

“Once we could have sold you a mattress for $2.00,” Jim Pullan, Jr. told an audience of local business leaders recently. “It came stuffed...

A Scenic Walk Along Chautauqua’s Trolley and Train Trails

Jim Fincher has been telling people to “Take a Hike” for years now, and he shows no sign of changing his tune. “It’s good...

Editorial: Sept. 10, 2012

The Great Outdoors There is an old New England proverb—and we can use it here—that says “The forest is the poor man’s overcoat.” So many modern...

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...