Santa Visits the Jamestown Gazette

Santa Visits the Jamestown Gazette

Article Contributed by Jamestown Gazette Staff Santa Claus, AKA Gerald Sayre, recently moved – sleigh, reindeer and all! – to Jamestown from West Virginia. He has now been bringing Christmas cheer to local children and grownups alike for 3 years, delivering candy canes, Ho-Ho-Hos and holiday music from his Santamobile as he cruises around downtown […]

A Gift for the Community!

Article Contributed by Dana Corwin NY Connects is a great way to connect to all kinds of things. As you know, NY Connects is the one place to call for a wide range of services available to those who may need long term community services and community supports. These types of services help people live […]

The 12 Joys of Christmas

The 12 Joys of Christmas

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Christmas Research Failed! Christmas Shopping Researchers in the Greater Jamestown Region – and throughout all of Chautauqua County – have failed to find a single merchant selling a genuine Partridge in a Pear Tree. That, however, may be a good thing. In the nearly 240 years since the 12 Days […]

Christmas Horses on Parade

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Every year on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (this year on 25 November) the town of Frewsburg hosts its popular Santa Claus Christmas parade. It all steps off at 11:00 a.m. at the Blue House (on the parade grounds behind City Hall), makes a grand tour around Frewsburg’s streets and […]

Happy Endings & New Beginnings

Happy Endings & New Beginnings

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut ‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s the time for great traditions and happy celebrations, good cheer and good will. Winter begins this week on December 21, the shortest day of the year…and the days will already start to get longer when the New Year begins. The Holiday Season is […]

Christmas Cookies 2015

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well, friends, ready or not, Christmas is upon us! I hope you are ready and relaxed! Every year the holiday season seems to fly by quicker than the last, but I try to fit in as much fun as possible in what little time we have. As is our tradition, my […]

Visiting Santa

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Spoiler Alert: Article may contain information about Santa Claus from a father’s perspective. Believers beware. Recently my family made the voyage from Arcade, NY to the north pole on the Polar Express. We dressed in our pajamas, and embarked on the journey. Unfortunately, it turns […]

Giving Gifts with Meaning

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The gift giving season now lasts all year long. It’s not just Christmas any more. One popular gifting website lists 36 gift-giving holidays and special occasions throughout the year, from Christmas to Hanukkah, from weddings to birthdays and from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day and even Groundhog Day. Holiday retail […]

Wow, Thanks

Just what I always wanted! Wow, thanks. Next to Christmas carols, those might be most often repeated sounds of Christmas, though perhaps repeated with a little less sincerity on a few occasions. Remember Uncle Harry’s Bacon Flavored Toothpaste, for instance? He was sure proud of that gift. Then how about that present from your favorite […]

The Four Flowers of Christmas

Contributing Writer Joanne Tanner By now we have cleaned up the fall leaves, shredded them and added them to the compost with all those Halloween pumpkins. As we retreat indoors, the florists and nurseries bring us bright red Poinsettia, Pink blooming Christmas cactus, colorful Amaryllis and scented Paperwhite flowers. Many flowering plants can last all […]

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