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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.

The Final Stanza of Chautauqua Music

JAMESTOWN - With the closing of Chautauqua Music at the end of the month, it is appropriate to take a brief look at the...

Lucy Comedy Fest Returns

“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Jamestown!” Paula Poundstone told Journey Gunderson, Executive Director at Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy. Paula Poundstone,...

Summer in the Park – Chautauqua County Legislature Commends Parks and Friends

“I enjoy watching people just sit back, relax, and forget the cares of the day…and enjoy some great time with their family,” Kate Gross...

Prendergast – The 21st Century Library Targets Family Literacy, Announces 33rd Annual Book Sale

“Prendergast will be a 21st Century Library,” Linda Mielke said. “And that’s all about community.” Linda Mielke, the new director of the James Prendergast...

Park 60 – Back to the Future of Drive-In Theaters

JAMESTOWN - “Opening night was a monumental event for us,” Belinda Eckman said, recalling the first time a movie splashed across her huge, new...

Memorial Day – Remembrances and Military Honors Across Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN - “The first official Decoration Day in 1868…went all but unreported by the local newspapers,” said Sam Genco, Assistant Superintendant of Jamestown’s Lake...

Safe at Home – CASA Cares for Chautauqua’s Children

“All children deserve to be safe in their own homes,” said Michelle Saxton, Board President for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Chautauqua...

Sewer’s Choice – A Good Stitch In Time

  “In the old days, sewing machine salesmen demonstrated their powerful, gear-driven machines by sewing right through a solid wooden ruler,” Ken Mekus told a...

Urgent Care-A New, Fast Healthcare Option

“We will see you in 15 minutes or less,” Dr. John Radford promised a visitor recently at Five Star Urgent Care in Jamestown’s Riverwalk...

Tony’s Shoe Depot – Three Generations of Cobblers

    “I was nine years old when I sewed my first pair of shoes,” Tony Franchina said proudly to a customer recently at Tony's Shoe...