Today’s recipe is two-fold. Who doesn’t love soup and sandwich for lunch or dinner? If you have been following my column, you’ll see that this soup is packed with vegetables which offer many nutrients and the “sandwich” rounds out the meal to make it complete.

Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X walk into a motel room. No, that’s not the start of a joke but to one of the best movies of 2020, a bringing together of four of the most famous figures from the Civil Rights era for one incredible night.

BELMONT — Three teachers in the Genesee Valley Central School District are combining their creative talents in an exhibition at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.

I’m finding some very good diabetic recipes and I hope you are enjoying them. As I have mentioned previously, just email me if you want me to explore some different dishes.

Editor’s Note: The Garden Shed features practical and how-to advice on gardening and taking care of plants and trees from experts with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

With movie theaters open nationwide for only three months of 2020, many major films were either pushed back to come out in 2021 or went directly to streaming online. But one of Hollywood’s top filmmakers who specifically designs his movies for the theater experience took the unexpected third…

I have had so much chicken lately, and I know there are one thousand wonderful recipes for chicken, but I like to change up my meals once in a while.

Movies from Pixar have always been for the whole family, not only because nearly every one of their movies is appropriate for all ages but because different age demographics can get different things from the same story.

OLEAN — The city Youth Bureau and Recreation Department has begun its 2021 session of Hi/Lo impact aerobics at the John J. Ash Community Center.

It is a new year and I want to stress even healthier, balanced diets in 2021. I am going to be giving you recipes this year that are even more diabetic-friendly, starting with this one today.


I first traveled to Egypt on newspaper assignments in 1994. Four years later, I returned for a closer look at this endlessly fascinating country, but also to collect information on tourist safety in the wake of two horrendous terrorist attacks that left scores of visitors dead and brought tr…

With two Oscars on his mantel, two People’s Sexiest Man Alive magazine covers on his wall and two 3-year-old kids running around the house, George Clooney has done just about anything and everything in the movie business, but he’s spent most of the past few years as a husband and father.

With the holidays here, the last thing you want to do is spend your time in the kitchen. I have given you some easy soups and chilis over the last several weeks and my suggestion is to make a big pot of your favorite and keep it simmering on the stove — just for whenever.

I love soups, especially during the cold months, and I’m feeling like I need a good soup this week. I may have given you a version of the Italian wedding soup before, but this one is even easier and, as always, nutritious and satisfying.

Very few if any schools in the United States were able to have a prom this past spring, which can often be one of the highlights for graduating seniors. Although not for everyone, the prom should be a place for anyone to enjoy a special night with their date as a climax to the school year.

When I make time for breakfast, mostly on the weekends, I like a hot bowl of oatmeal with fruit — especially at this time of the year.

For those of you trying to grow food this year, some for the first time, I don’t need to tell you about the many challenges.

There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than movies that celebrate just how great a place Hollywood sure is by golly! Surprisingly, Hollywood also loves movies about how tough and unfair a place Hollywood can be, probably to weed out those not cut out for the heartbreak with the promise that ma…


OLEAN — During the past week, staff at the Olean Public Library were quite surprised when they received a number of additional art submissions, including a large, reddish-orange metal crab, for the Olean Together Apart project which has been ongoing since last summer.


OLEAN — One volunteer has already baked 104 dozen Christmas cookies for the Bethany Lutheran Church cookie collection to help the needy at the Olean Food Pantry — but dozens upon dozens of homemade cookies are still needed.


Perhaps the coronavirus crisis, which has kept people closer to home, has helped with adoptions, but even though the SPCA had to close its doors to visitors for several months, record numbers of adoptions have occurred.

As children, for the first dozen or so years of our lives, our survival relies almost entirely on the love and care we receive from our parents. Legally, a child’s dependency on their parents usually lasts until age 18, but sometimes the parents’ mental and emotional dependence on their chil…

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. For many, it may have been vastly different from previous years. Perhaps you were able to Zoom with friends and relatives or maybe you were content with a quiet dinner on your own.


Editor’s Note: Local professional photographer and eagle authority Dan Jordan shares his photographs of and experiences with bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as other locations in the U.S.

ST. BONAVENTURE — The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has published a new volume of articles on the theology, philosophy and spirituality of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, edited by Timothy J. Johnson, Katherine Wrisley-Shelby and Marie Kolbe Zamora.

Now in its fourth season on Netflix, “The Crown” has explored the first three decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in this highly stylish drama. The British royal family has made it to the 1980s, and with this new decade comes two guests much welcomed by the audience but not so much by the …

PORTVILLE — Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as “taking in the forest atmosphere,” or shinrin-yoku, will be offered at the Lillibridge property, 1974 Lillibridge Road, at Pfeiffer Nature Center from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

This is the third course to serve alongside your turkey this year — a stuffing made with quinoa and pears.

Producers of the “Kapers 2020: Virtually Kapers” show said it’s time to grab the popcorn and settle in at home or in the Main Street Movie House to watch the premiere of the annual show at 7:30 p.m. today.

As long as it doesn’t deliver a bad message, you could sit a child down in front of almost any movie and they’ll be entertained for 90 minutes. Over the decades, we’ve pretty much all agreed that when you don’t know what to play, show a Disney movie.

BRADFORD, Pa. — It’s time for the 2020 “Virtually Kapers” show to premiere free at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the big screen at the Main Street Movie House — and virtually at the same time on YouTube for audiences throughout the area.

Most films and TV shows about sports aren’t really about the sport at all but about life and all the philosophical waxing that goes with it. From “Rocky” to “Caddyshack” to “The Karate Kid,” it’s not about making the score, it’s about doing the right thing outside of competition.