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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.

What’s so funny?

Not much these days, according to some people. But as a fine old Jewish proverb says, “As soap is to the body, so laughter is...

What’s it worth?

Money is pretty odd stuff. Every $10 bill, for instance, looks pretty much like every other one. Yet one of them can buy about 15...
2020 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of REALTORS® Officers and Directors at Installation of Officers Banquet. L-R: Ken Bailey; Bill Soffel; Rick McMahon; Dennis Pezzimenti, President; Roberta Thompson, Vice President; Moses Seuram, 2019 NYSAR President; Donna Breen-Fowler, Secretary; Craig Gleason; Sandy Calalesina; Steve Holt.

Turning Houses Into Homes

Real Estate Adjusts to New Possibilities “This pandemic has made us better,” Roberta Thompson, vice president of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors (CCBR), told the...

Right from the horse’s mouth…

Do you really expect to hear something from a horse? That old saying is supposed to mean you heard the whole truth, the no-fooling, real...

Martz-Kohl Observatory: Going to the Moon? Sailing to Mars? Space Weather Matters!

First Virtual Event via Zoom Zoom to the Martz-Kohl Observatory on Wednesday evening, July 15, and hear Dr. Jim Spann, Space Weather Lead for the...
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Community Response to Covid-19

Fact, Fiction, and Saving Lives This week’s Jamestown Gazette is devoted to public safety and an ancient truth: “My people are destroyed from lack of...

How about a Holi-stay?

Don’t you love new words? Holi-stay is another one, at least to me. It’s a Holiday-Stay-right-where-you-are. Only a few years ago, the new one...

Graduating on purpose!

Congrats to the grads! The Class of 2020 made it through a year that is making history nobody predicted and nobody wanted, but here...

Martz-Kohl Observatory: Never closed! But Not Open Yet.

Though astronomy continues at the Martz-Kohl Observatory, we cannot yet announce a date for reopening to guests, our popular movie nights, or our special...

The opening question

My first question was, “What should I bring to the party?” An invitation prompted that opening question. My friends were opening a new store and...
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