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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.

Why do we march?

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut Because we love a parade! We love watching and marching—the beating-of-feet on the bricks and high-stepping our way down Main Street. But...

Just Another Day…?

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut November boasts of more than 120 nationally recognized holidays according to the people who actually archive such things. So, what is...

Remember the Way Back

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut Amnesia is never funny, but at least one kind is so common that we forget we have it. Just imagine forgetting...

On the spectrum…

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut Sunlight contains every color in the rainbow, the full spectrum of shades and hues, but it looks bright and white simply...

Clean-Tech Innovation Spurs WNY Industry

Contributing Writer Walter W. Pickut Last week’s Climate Tech Conference for Manufacturers, aptly dubbed Retool ‘22, held at Jamestown’s Northwest Arena, delivered more than a promise...

Scary Business!

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut It’s the Halloween Season and things can get pretty scary. This week the Jamestown Gazette wants to help our readers debunk a...

It’s Enrollment Time Again. Medicare Rolls Out Key Changes

Contributing Writer Walter W. Pickut Once again, the window of opportunity opens for U.S. seniors—those aged 65 and over—to lock in their healthcare security for another...

Stuff we own…

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut Our stuff isn’t all treasures, but it’s our stuff and we like it. If we didn’t, we’d throw it all away. But...

George Washington’s Hatchet

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut The Father of our Country was a good boy when he was a little lad. In the original cherry tree myth, six-year-old...

Horsepower!

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut Fall, Autumn, Harvest Season or Heating Season – call this time of year whatever you like, but it is an important...