Happy Birthday America: Chautauqua County Celebrates July 4

Happy Birthday America: Chautauqua County Celebrates July 4

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Not many people get to celebrate a 242nd birthday. July 4th 2018 will be another big Yankee Doodle Dandy party day for the U.S.A. Happy Birthday! Communities all across Chautauqua County are once again hosting their own version of the national celebration with parades, cookouts, music festivals, outdoor games and, of course, […]

July 4, 2015: Remembering Those Who Must Never Be Forgotten

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Two hundred thirty nine years ago, on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia. Everybody knows that. The four signers who represented New York were interesting and important men, but who remembers them today? • Lewis Morris was a farmer born in the Bronx who graduated from […]