Community

Community Church Raises Money For Hurricane Victims

A benefit spaghetti dinner was held at the Stockton Community Church recently to raise money for victims of recent hurricanes. The $5,000 proceeds were recently presented to the Salvation Army. Pictured, from left, are Marge Carlson, chairperson; Salvation Army Major John Merchant, and Pastor ...

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Legion Donates To Veterans Van

Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 recently donated $1,000 to the Chautauqua County Veterans Van. The van is operated by CARTS under the direction of the Chautauqua County Veteran Service Agency and takes county veterans to and from the Buffalo VA Hospital. The bus runs Wednesdays and Fridays, ...

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Serendipity To Perform Saturday

A Christmas concert by Serendipity will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at Christ First United Methodist Church, corner of Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street. The group of eight women sing mostly a cappella selections. Several numbers will be accompanied by Lance Flower, a retired music ...

Rotary Club member Greg Jones examines a ShelterBox, which includes the tent shown and many helpful items to assist people who have incurred overwhelming natural disasters. The Rotary Club of Jamestown has donated one to be sent to hurricane victims in the Caribbean.

Rotary Club Of Jamestown Donates Shelter, Supplies

The Rotary Club of Jamestown has donated its second ShelterBox in response to world-wide disaster situations. The newest ShelterBox is destined for use in the Caribbean in response to the devastation caused by Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A ShelterBox provides shelter and ...

St. Susan Center Hosts Annual Soup Fundraiser

The St. Susan Center soup kitchen is again making its Three Sisters Soup for sale as an ongoing holiday fundraiser. The center receives lots of donated produce, and knowledge of the region’s Native American heritage suggested a simple and readily available combination: corn, beans and ...

Kim Carlson Honored By WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium

The Western New York Chemical Dependency Consortium hosted a luncheon and presentation recently, awarding a gold key to individuals who demonstrate having an impact on their communities in helping the growing concerns with substance abuse disease. Melanie Witkowski, executive director of the ...

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Rotary Welcomes Social Worker

Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville President Janese Berkhouse (pictured at left) welcomed Andrea Polowy, social worker, to the Nov. 21 gathering of the Rotary Club at The Parkview in Westfield. Polowy, who was the guest presenter, spoke about the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc., its four ...

Pictured, from left, are Masonic Temple District Grand Officers at a recent installation of officers at the Baker Street Extension Masonic Temple: John Olszewski, district grand lecturer; Mary Prue, district deputy grand matron; Geraldine Yauchzy, chapter matron; and Donald W. Stewart, chapter patron.

Masonic Temple District Installs 2018 Officers

Officers were recently installed for the year 2018 during ceremonies at the Masonic Temple on Baker Street Extension. District Grand Officers present were John Olszewski, district grand lecturer; Mary Prue, district deputy grand matron; Geraldine Yauchzy, chapter matron; and Donald W. ...

Local Art Exhibit Open At The Reg

The annual Over 100 Under 100 local art exhibit is now open at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The show, which is usually displayed in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery, is located on the mezzanine at The Reg. Participating artists include: Debra Eck, gallery curator, Jennifer Randall, Lisa ...

This view of an Australian pear orchard is part of over 100 acres of young pear trees, all irrigated and also under nets to protect them from hail and fruit bats. The harvest will likely be shipped to China. This is one of the many fruit farms that the Rotary District 7090 VTT members visited.

Rotary Members Attend Rural-Urban Day, Learn About Australian Fruit Farming

More than 50 area residents learned more about the challenges facing fruit farmers in the Melbourne area of Australia during a discussion led by Frederick Johnson Jr. during the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Rural-Urban Day special program. Area high school students, some school ...

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First Lutheran Holding 65th Annual Lucia Pageant Today

This evening, First Lutheran Church of Jamestown will celebrate its Lucia Pageant. This is the 65th year of this event. The pageant will begin with pot luck supper at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., the program will begin with carol singing and the entrance of star boys and girls. The Swedish elves, tomtes, ...

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NCCR Dog Of The Week: Rocket

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Rocket, a neutered 2-year-old male who sat very well for his Christmas photo. He has typical labrador energy and he’s also very friendly and ready for some fun with a new family. The shelter has many dogs of all sizes and ages looking ...

Pictured, top row from left, are Lucinda Ann Marsh, Hiral Patel and Alexandria James. Bottom row, from left, are Cristen Wilkins, Julie Thompson, Bekah Windsor.

Labor Of Love Doula Program Welcomes New Board Members

The Labor of Love Doula Program has added several area residents to its board of directors. New board members are: Alexandria James of Panama, who works as a customer development manager; Lucinda Ann Marsh of Sugar Grove, who owns and is a chiropractor at Marsh Chiropractic; and Hiral Patel ...

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G.A. Family Services Holds Ceremony For Foster, Adoptive Families

The G.A. Family Services Foster Care offices in West Seneca and Holland hosted a special adoption ceremony recently to recognize foster care families and Resource Permanency Center families that have adopted a child over the course of the last year. The event celebrated National Adoption ...

Economic Development Forum Scheduled In Falconer

The Greater Falconer Area Economic Committee is hosting a Community Forum on Economic Development at the Henry Mosher Post 638 American Legion on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature guest speaker, Jeff Belt, president of SolEpoxy Inc. in Olean and co-chairman of the Western New York ...

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

The holiday shopping season often brings new customers into our stores, restaurants, attractions, and service businesses. As the winter tourism season is also getting underway in Chautauqua County, one of our key goals is to keep our new friends and customers coming back, and one of the best ...

Pine Valley Announces Honor, Merit Rolls

SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Joshua Adams, Robert Chadwick III, Marcus Cislo, Robert Clutter, Kaylee Crisanti, Stephen Crisanti, ...

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Students Send Letters To Children In African Orphanage

Students of Impact Campus Fellowship at Persell Middle School wrote cards of encouragement to children at an orphanage in Africa. Impact Campus Fellowship meets at lunch each week at Persell Middle School. One of the adult volunteer advisers, Tom Calzone, said he enjoys seeing the leadership ...

Kelley Potter, HOPE Chautauqua Community Coalition coordinator, and Shauna Anderson, CHPC president, holding Deterra medication destruction Bags.

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Participates In Case Study

The misuse of dangerous prescription drugs is a national and local problem. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, abuse, overdose and death. Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is collaborating with other local agencies to ...