Fishermen are pictured at the dock in Celoron on Thursday afternoon. Extending the sewer around Chautauqua Lake is geared to improve water quality while reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake. 
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Up In The Air

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series related to the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Extension. Installing ground pipes and building pump stations doesn’t get the hype compared to a new hotel or business. Obtaining funding for such a project hasn’t ...

Students at Frewsburg Central School District recently participated in the Veteran’s Book Project, a traveling exhibit of books which contain the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
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Stories Of Iraq, Afghanistan Exhibit Visits Local School

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FREWSBURG — Frewsburg High School students were recently given the opportunity to read firsthand accounts of life in wartime Iraq and Afghanistan. Students in 10th grade English Language Arts and Global Studies participated in the Veteran’s Book Project in the Frewsburg High School ...

Holding a ceremonial winning check pictured, from left, are Sue Drago, YMCA Metro Board of Directors member and seller of the first-place winning ticket; Julia McMahon and Rick McMahon, first-place prize winners; and Mark G. Eckendorf,, the chief executive officer of the Jamestown Area YMCA. The four are pictured at the Y’s Downtown Branch on April 3.

Local YMCA Raises $20,000


The Jamestown Area YMCA concluded its annual key-stone fundraising extravaganza the 11th Annual Final Four Viewing Party & Raffle, which was held at St. James Church, April 1. This year’s event featured a new venue, new interactive games and a variety of new and unique gift baskets. Each ...

The Women of the Moose Chapter 87 would like to extend an invitation to their 100-year celebration. The Women of The Moose of Jamestown were chartered on May 9, 1917. 
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Century Celebration


The Women of the Moose Chapter 87 are proud to announce they will soon hit the 100-year milestone. On May 9, 1917, the Women of the Moose Chapter 87 was formed. The women carried on the organization while the men went off to war, and still play a large part in operations today. Sandra Welch, ...

Pictured from left are Mike Taylor, Fluvanna volunteer firefighter; Ted Macri, second assistant chief; Bob Girts, president; Toni Waite, EMT; Chris Bartkowiak, membership chair and commissioner; Dan Bragg, first assistant chief; Char Unger, EMT, and her children; and the resident dalmatian firehall mascot. 
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Area Fire Departments Participate In Statewide RecruitNY Initiative

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With lights flashing, and shiny red paint gleaming, three fire engines sat proudly in front of the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday. In honor of Recruit NY, a statewide membership drive, the department held an open house and displayed their vehicles for visitors and possible ...

The new UCAN City Mission invited the public to an open house Saturday. Jim Quattrone, mission executive director, said the mission is moving forward and could not have done so without the help of many volunteers. Pictured are Susan Rowley, State Sen. Cathy Young representative, and Quattrone. 
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UCAN City Mission Shows Off Improvements In Open House

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Mission windows that were once dark were lit once more, and the door that was once locked was thrown open in welcome on Saturday. The UCAN City Mission formerly the Union Gospel Mission, held an open house for the public to give people a chance to view the improvements that have been made ...

From left, Jamie Billquist presents Andrew Dickson of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care with an $1,850 check. Also pictured is Matt Ehrman, left, and Fred Pellerito, right, of Pepsi of Jamestown.
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Pepsi Fundraiser Benefits Hospice


The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Jamestown recently held its annual “Texas Hold’em” fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. The popular poker fundraiser attracts as many as 80 participants. Proceeds from the event are donated each year to ...

Term Limits Again Finds Support In State Senate

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The arrests and convictions of former state leaders brought ethics reform to the forefront in Albany. State legislators took to the issue, despite some disagreement on party lines, and eventually bolstered financial disclosure and internal controls. One matter that remains unresolved, ...

The Village Dance Studio is planning its “Dash of Color 5K Fun Run” and chicken barbecue to benefit the studio’s Disney Dancers.

Village Dance Studio Ready For ‘Dash Of Color 5K Fun Run’

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RANDOLPH — In support of its Disney Dancers, the Village Dance Studio of Randolph is planning its second annual “Dash of Color 5K Fun Run” that will take place Saturday with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants may register anytime up to the day of the race, as well as at the ...

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CellOne Makes Community Donation


Right, Melody Madigan, CellOne district manager, presents five smart phone devices to Jeffrey C. Kroon, executive director of the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown, during CellOne’s grand opening April 22. CellOne donated the devices — complete with two years of ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Lead Like A Girl


This month’s Women in Leadership feature reintroduces some leadership theories I initially wrote about four years ago. They still ring very true to me as I contemplate my observations and workplace exchanges as an executive who works amongst many men and women in various industries. It’s ...

Katie Huba, Mercyhurst North East Oasis program director, pictured at right, shows some program literature to Sue Hammond, Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville public relations chair. Huba was the guest presenter at the April 11 Rotary Club meeting and Hammond was the program sponsor.
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Mercyhurst North East Oasis Program Presents At Rotary Club Meeting


Members of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville learned about the Mercyhurst North East (MNE) Oasis Program from Katie Huba, MNE Oasis Program Director, during their meeting of April 11 at The Parkview in Westfield. Huba, who was the guest presenter, offered an overview to this unique, ...

SUNY Professor Co-Edits Book On Animals In The Classroom


FREDONIA — “How Animals Help Students Learn,” a newly released book co-edited by Nancy R. Gee, State University at Fredonia psychology professor, Gee, provides examples of how animals have been successfully incorporated into classroom settings. Discussed in the book are different types ...

Gerry Senior Citizens Hold Easter Luncheon


GERRY – The Rodeo City senior citizens of Gerry met recently for their Easter luncheon. The group meets once a month on the second Friday at noon for a luncheon and program. Allen Swanson is the president of the group and welcomed all to the recent gathering. The blessing prior to the ...

Jamestown High School 10th grade videography students Corin Derby, Camryn Wilson, Kaylee Chapman and Alexis Cowen won second place in the video production competition for the genre: Investigative Reporting; Horror film at the UB High School Youth Film Festival.

JHS Videography Students Awarded Video Prize At UB


JHS Videography students traveled to University at Buffalo to participate in High School Youth Film Festival and hands-on media production workshops at the Center for the Arts in the Department of Media Arts. Grade 10 Videography students Corin Derby, Camryn Wilson, Kaylee Chapman and Alexis ...


CLA Purchases New Welding Equipment Via Grant


Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association executive director, and Mark Bargar, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grants committee member, watch as Greg Rosier prepares to make necessary repairs to one of the CLA’s weed cutters using new welding equipment purchased through an Axel W. ...

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JCC Students Recieve SUNY Chancellor’s Award


Jamestown Community College students Courtney Aldrich of Scio and Leah Ratterman of Springville were among 256 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership and community ...

From left are Ed Ahrens, Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America council president and Eagle Scout since 1952, and John Wojciechowicz, council executive and Eagle Scout since 1970.

Chapter Recognizes Two Eagle Scouts For Years Of Service


The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, recently formed a local chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association. Its purpose is to bond Eagle Scouts and find Eagle Scouts from days past and rekindle their pledge to help other scouts down the path to Eagle. ”Come back and ...