I am saying farewell with this last recipe because my bags are packed and I am moving to Florida. My time at Olean Medical Group has been wonderful but I am looking for a new adventure.

Do you ever re-remember something that happened 10, 20, even 30 years ago, and the memory of it is so vivid it could have happened last week? If you’re like me, you often think to yourself, “Where did that time go? How can I be this old already?” and I’m only 28.

We’re fortunate in Cattaraugus County to have access to large tracts of public lands, but every once in a while I may happen to find myself walking on logging roads on large tracts of privately-held forest land. If that does happen it may possibly be because there are no obvious POSTED signs.

Whether you love them, loathe them or don’t have an opinion either way, it’s impossible to deny the impact The Beatles had on popular music in the 20th century. More than 50 years later, Paul McCartney, one of the band’s lead songwriters and bass player, can still sell out a stadium and get …

Delivered about seven years later than everyone wanted, and not nearly as impactful since the fourth “Avengers” film in 2019, Marvel’s superheroine Black Widow finally has her own solo movie in theaters.

I am usually eating lunch on the fly. I rarely go to the trouble of fixing something for myself. Grabbing a piece of fruit sometimes satisfies me. However, not everyone can or should do that.

There’s something special about movies that focus less on a specific plot or an antagonist to overcome and puts most of the attention into watching characters in their day-to-day lives. Many of the movies take place in the summer, which is the perfect time of year to kick back, relax and enj…

ST. BONAVENTURE — Art galleries at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will reopen in late August following a summer of work to restore gallery spaces that had been repurposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OLEAN — Fourteen students from the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Practical Nursing Programs, based at the BOCES Career and Technical Education Centers at Belmont and Olean, received graduation pins and diplomas at a ceremony in Olean.

As we emerge from many months of distancing during the pandemic, we have found that individuals appear to be suffering more from seasonal allergies than ever before.

As the sweltering heat wave across most of the United States continues this week, a movie set in the icy early spring in Manitoba, Canada, with plenty of snow and chilling gusts could give audiences a cooling experience through osmosis.

I promised more desserts this week and I have two that I think you would like.

With July 4 coming up, I’m sure many are planning a get-together, especially since the start of the pandemic. You still need to be cautious but certainly any outdoor party would be welcomed.

They say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but just because something barely succeeds in the first place doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to improve what you can when trying something for a second time.


The children of Dominick and Bertha (Brabham) Capito happily announce that their parents’ 75th wedding anniversary is approaching. They were united in marriage on July 1, 1946, at St. John’s Catholic Church of Olean by the Rev. William B. Quinlan.

I came upon this recipe and tried it and I am eager to pass it on to you. It is different but I think you’ll like it and I think you could choose it for any meal of the day.

For as long as I’ve been writing this column I’ve generally focused on what could be described as the recreational or aesthetic aspects of birds — their songs, plumages, habitat and behavior — because that’s what interests me.

The movies are back, baby. It’s been a long 15 months without a great spectacle that must be seen at the movie theater, but a musical about family and community in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is it.


Steven Bressan, a McKean County, Pa., native turned Florida resident, has set out for the trek of a lifetime as he braves the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in one trip.

This is a quick and easy recipe that you can fix for lunch or dinner — and it’s very satisfying. Sloppy Joes are a favorite of mine and adding black beans to the mix is added protein.

When word that Jim from “The Office,” a comedy actor in a sitcom, was going to write and direct a science-fiction horror film, people were fairly wary. But after the first previews dropped and audiences saw the film’s concept on display for just a few minutes, the tides quickly turned.

We all sometimes run late in the morning. I know I do once in a while and it is so much better to have a grab and go meal than to have to fix it — or go through the drive-thru.

Some filmmakers have built their entire careers around delivering on what audiences expect from them. If you go to see a Hitchcock film, you’re going to get a murder mystery thriller. If you go see a Coen Brother film, you’re going to get a quirky black comedy. And if you see a Zack Snyder f…

With the warmer weather, I like to eat lighter and this recipe for chicken salad is just perfect. I pair it with a fruit for dessert and my lunch is complete.

If a group of talented people who usually make good movies get together and make a movie that doesn’t seem that good, is it because they were purposefully trying to make a movie that seems bad or is the movie actually bad?

OLEAN — Danyelle Chiarilli and Brady Demick of Olean announce the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Raye Demick, on May 7, 2021, in Olean General Hospital.

It happens every spring: just enough warmth to entice us into the outdoors, but still way too cold to plant. The only things growing are the weeds and grasses.