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Former City Resident To Discuss Lost Neighborhood Book

JAMESTOWN – Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist will discuss and sign copies of her book “The Lost Neighborhood Collection” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the Fireplace Room at Prendergast Library.

“The book is a jewel of memory,” she said.

According to the author, it is filled with touching and often humorous pieces based on cherished recollections.

Until she was 21, Mrs. Lindquist lived on Derby Street, which was demolished during urban renewal in the 1960s and early 1970s. By 2001, some residents of the area encompassing Derby, Harrison, and parts of South Main and Allen streets, as well as Victoria Avenue, were thinking of having a reunion and formed a committee with Tony Raffa as president. Members of the planning committee began using the term “lost neighborhood” as a working title for their group. The name stuck, and the Lost Neighborhood was born.

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

‘Christmas Carol’ To Benefit Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN – Channel 7’s weatherman Mike Randall will appear at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre in a performance called “Charles Dickens Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ ” to benefit Prendergast Library.

The chief meteorologist at WKBW-TV Channel 7 in Buffalo has been performing the Dickens show since 2007. When he discovered that Charles Dickens performed in Buffalo in 1868, he decided to recreate the presentation of his most well-known story, “A Christmas Carol.”

Randall was intrigued by the way Dickens threw himself into performances and went beyond reading words to become the characters on stage. Even after Dickens gave up the idea of professional acting to pursue writing, he continued to produce and perform in amateur theatricals. Readings gave him the opportunity to combine drama and writing by appearing as both author and actor.  

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Philosopher To Give Bob Lecture At Prendergast Library

Philosopher To Give Bob Lecture At Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN – Dr. Raymond Belliotti will give the sixth annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Fireplace Room at James Prendergast Library.

His presentation on “Nietzsche: Is God Dead?” is free and open to the public.

Belliotti is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

He has written 10 books, including “Roman Philosophy and the Good Life;” “Niccolo Machiavelli;” “Watching Baseball, Seeing Philosophy;” “Happiness is Overrated;” and “What is the Meaning of Human Life?”

Prendergast Library Sets New Computer Classes

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Three classes on job and computer skills will begin next week at Prendergast Library, and two additional classes will start later this fall.

Offered in conjunction with the opening of the library’s new Public Computer Center, all classes are free and open to the public.

Register online at www.prendergastlibrary.org or call 484-7135, Ext. 225.

Introduction to Windows will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. Jean McGowan and Janet Haveron from Jamestown Community College will introduce students to features that are common to all Windows packages. Participants will get hands-on experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software developed for the Windows environment.