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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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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