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Can Spring Really Be Around The Corner?

April 6, 2014 There is always a day in the spring when I notice robins everywhere. I know they do not all leave the area, but it seems like all at once they reappear. That day was last Monday. more »»

Tum, Ta Tum Tum ... Part Two

April 6, 2014 Last week I spoke of some of my favorite Lenten and other alternative meals we enjoy at home or out, many of them containing some sort of red sauce, prompting us to make sure we have an ample supply... more »»

Editor’s Note

April 5, 2014 So far, parts of planning our wedding have been pretty fun. Other aspects make my hair turn gray. more »»

Lake Chautauqua Is The New Malibu

April 5, 2014 The phone lines were lighting up at the assessor’s office last week when tax assessments for the town of Busti arrived in the mai. more »»

Students And Teachers: What’s The Rest Of The Story?

April 4, 2014 Never judge a book by its cover is an old adage that we have to remember in museum and library work. A photo album arrived at the Fenton History Center a number of years ag. more »»

April Is Counseling Awareness Month

April 4, 2014 April is Counseling Awareness Month. more »»

Play Ball! But Don’t Touch That Dial

April 2, 2014 Baseball is back. I have loved the game for as long as I can remember, though I was spectacularly mediocre as a player. My earliest baseball season memories are ones of frustration. more »»

As One Door Closes, Another Opens

March 30, 2014 This year Russell Elementary School is slated to be closed. Just 10 short years ago it was involved in a massive renovation. I recall what the school was like during the overhaul. more »»

Tum, Ta Tum Tum

March 30, 2014 Today’s piece is part one of a two-part article. Ironically, part one was written about a month ago before certain events happened which I’ll share in part two next week. more »»

When Spring Hasn’t Sprung

March 29, 2014 Memo to spring: It’s spring. You know ... spring, as in Easter bunnies and tulips and green things. What I know is that I am bone tired of winte. more »»

Editor's Note

March 29, 2014 As a first-time homeowner, I’ve been asking a lot of questions lately. more »»

What She Put Together Has Stayed Together

March 26, 2014 Nancy Ruth Goodwill Knight Bonavita died on March 2, one day shy of her 72nd birthday. She had given birth to three of the children who gathered during her final illness. more »»

You Don’t Need To Be A Marathoner, But Get Some Exercise

March 23, 2014 Your physical health. I especially want to focus on those folks who suffer and experience mental-emotional disturbances. I don’t pretend to be a medical provider. more »»

History’s Link To The Present

March 23, 2014 History most definitely has a link to the present. Recently I have been reading a book by Glenn Beck about George Washington. more »»

Howdy, Partner

March 23, 2014 Through the airing of television channels like Antenna TV, METv and TV Land, among others, we get a chance to escape some of the “not even close to being real” reality television programming that... more »»

A Book And A Hotel

March 22, 2014 I’ve just read a very gentle story by Japanese poet Takashi Hiraide. The title is “The Guest Cat,” translated by Eric Selland (New Directions, 2014 $14.95). more »»

Editor’s Note

March 22, 2014 Lock your doors, mind your own business and – most importantly – don’t ever mess with Kevin Spacey. more »»

It’s A Good Day To Love Your Library

March 22, 2014 Last week, I drove to the library in downtown Buffalo to research a topi. more »»

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Our Newspaper

March 19, 2014 Oh, how I wish I could have said then what I would be free to say now — except that, these days, nobody asks the question. more »»

You’ve Got Dirt On Your Forehead

March 16, 2014 I sit here, on Ash Wednesday in a classroom awaiting the students I will be working with today as I am substituting in a Jamestown School sixth-grade class. more »»



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