Morning Jog – Part II

By Bill Burk A Pirate looks down on the bronze floor outlined in crimson at Clymer Central School. He appears to have broken through a wall of the gym, angrily wielding a sword, looking for something. I sit on the stage that frames the north side of the gym listening to the soft hum of […]

Striders’ Winter 5K Series Begins Jan. 5

The 2013 Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Jan. 5. The series is a handicap “age-graded” race series. Age-grading levels the playing field for all runners and provides each runner with the percentage value of an “ideal” or best time for his or her age and sex. There are five […]

A Morning Jog – Part 1

By Bill Burk Editor’s Note: This is the first in a 3-part series about childhood obesity and the Clymer Central School Morning Jog program. Here’s a feel good story you need to know about. But first the scary bit; You’ve probably run into news stories about childhood obesity. They’re hard to avoid, and the statistics […]

Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Announces Banquet Ticket Locations

Chip Johnson, chairman of the 32nd annual Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet has announced the locations where tickets may be purchased for the February 18th event. Matt’s News on Third Street in Dunkirk, Fredonia Food Mart on Temple Street in Fredonia and Jamestown Cycle Shop on Harrison Street in Jamestown are the official […]

Get Into Shape for the New Year: Join the Babes of Wrath for their 2013 Training Camp!

Get into shape in the New Year with Chautauqua County’s roller derby team, the Babes of Wrath, as they host their 2013 Training Camp! The program will begin on January and will run every Wednesday (8-10 pm) and Sunday (7-9 pm) in January. CCRD Training Director, Megan Renard, describes the workouts as “really fun!”, and […]

Striders Corner – December 2012

Chautauqua Striders continues to grow and change with the needs of children, youth, and their families in Chautauqua County. Following this trend, academic tutoring has branched out considerably. While offering programs in every Jamestown school, there are also successful collaborations with many other districts designed to enhance scholastic success for students from kindergarten through high […]

BOOK REVIEW – “Bounce; Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckam, and the Science of Success”

Reviewed by Bill Burk I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein Let’s say you’re a kid in Westchester England in the early ‘80s. You’re bright (someday you’ll graduate from Oxford University), curious, and somewhat athletic, but mostly you lead an every-day average life with normal interests and motivation. And […]

Cederquist, Thurnau, Young and Three Others to be Inducted in Sports Hall of Fame

The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the six inductees who will comprise the Class of 2013. They are Ron Blackmer, Cal Cederquist, Jim Foti, Dan Palmer, Walt Thurnau and Jim Young. These individuals will be formally inducted at the CSHOF’s 32nd Annual Banquet, Monday, February 18, […]

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