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Learning Center Reaches Milestone

The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center celebrated its 20,000th participant when the Jamestown Public Schools District visited the center. The celebration included a presentation of a commemorative plaque to Jamestown Schools and rocket ship cookies made by Main Street Sweets in Allegany. A ...

Pictured is an example of a bookshelf that will be built and given to participants in the Children of the Book Summer Reading Camp. Camp begins Monday.

Carpenters Needed To Help Build Bookshelves

The Children of the Book Summer Reading Camp is seeking volunteers who are interested in building to assist them with a project to build bookshelves for program participants. The solid wood bookshelves will be constructed with wood that was purchased with a portion of money secured by the ...

Lakewood YMCA Summer Camps To Begin Monday

The Lakewood YMCA will offer nine weeks of camp this summer with three separate day camp programs for children of all ages. Each week will incorporate a variety of activities and experiences. YMCA summer camp staff includes experienced and well-trained individuals. Intro to Camp is ...

Two Area Farms Receive State Grants

Two area farms are among those getting money from New York state. The Bliss Dairy Company Inc. in Cattaraugus County will receive $50,000 while Nathan and Sarah Nickerson of Chautauqua County will receive $16,660 through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. Since its launch in 2014, ...

Activities at Prendergast’s “Spark Festival” with STE(A)M Truck on Thursday, June 29, will include creating  a “Rube Goldberg” contraption.

STE(A)M Truck To Bring Mobile Makerspaces To Prendergast Library Thursday

The parking lot of Prendergast Library will come to life Thursday with a mobile makerspace village that encourages young people to create, invent, brainstorm and learn. In collaboration with Chautauqua Institution, the Prendergast Library will host the team from STE(A)M Truck, an ...

Pictured are some of the award winners from Jamestown High School’s Honors and Awards Night. First row, from left, are Autumn Haight and Liuyexsy Gonzalez. Second row, from left, are Lucas Lassinger, Kenneth Lockhart and Kelly Emerson. Third row, from left, are Matthew Leon, Hanny Qadri and Alexis Grissom. Fourth row, from left, are Martin Dibble and Amanda Miraglia.

Jamestown High School Announces Award Winners

Jamestown High School held its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony recently. Students receiving awards are: SENIORS Matthew Leon: Allen Ayers Physics Scholarship, Calculus BC Award, Chairmans Choice Award, Dempsey Lewis Knight Memorial Scholarship, Milton J. Fletcher Award for English, Warner ...

Outstanding chemistry students were recognized at the Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society’s recent Awards Night. Chautauqua County students at the event were (from left) Seth Schrader, Fredonia Central School; Janie Swanson, Falconer Central School; and Ezekiel Olson, Maple Grove Central School.

Local High School Chemistry Students Honored By American Chemical Society

The Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society honored area chemistry students recently at their annual awards night at the Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown. The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents ...

Pictured are winners of the 2016 Colin Speta Golf Tournament with a score of 61: Chris Waddington, Justin Kinney, Rick Luce, John Gurzynski Jr.

Colin Speta Golf Tournament Is July 16

FALCONER — The ninth annual Colin Speta Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, July 16, at Breezewood Golf LInks, Dean School Road, Falconer. Proceeds will benefit the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department. Check in will be at 8 a.m. and the tee-off will be at 9 a.m. The cost per ...

Pictured is a still from ‘The Lost City Of Z’ which will be screened Wednesday at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

Reg Lenna To Show ‘Lost City Of Z’ On Wednesday

The Lost City of Z will be shown at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the ...

GLOW Your Mind Run/Walk Is July 8

On Saturday, July 8, the second annual GLOW Your Mind 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown. All proceeds raised by the event stay local and will be used for suicide prevention efforts in Chautauqua County. The glow run is being put on through the ...

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NCCR Dog Of The Week: Sammi

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Sammi, a beautiful dog with quite a history. She’s a 2-year-old spayed female coonhound who needs a fenced yard and preferably another dog buddy to play with and learn from. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield, and is ...

Artist Anne Jackson will teach those interested how to make a beaded owl memory wire bracelet. Her workshop will be at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, July 8.

Audubon To Host Beaded Owl Bracelet Workshop On Saturday, July 8

Artist Anne Jackson has been teaching beading for more than 20 years. From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, she will lead a workshop teaching how to create a beaded owl and attach it to a bracelet. Students will also receive full print instructions to make bracelets at home. Those who need ...

Genielle Byczynski, winner of the state DAR Bronze Metal, Certificate and Scholarship, is pictured with Brenda Johnson, Regent of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR.

Reading Camp Seeking Carpenters To Build Bookshelves

Calling All Carpenters! The Children of the Book Summer Reading Camp is seeking volunteers who are interested in building to assist them with a project to build bookshelves for program participants. The solid wood bookshelves will be constructed with wood that was purchased with a portion of ...

Summer Reading Program To Kick Off Monday

A Summer Reading Program Kick-Off event will be presented at the Sinclairville Elementary School on Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. The Sinclairville Free Library, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library and Cassadaga Branch Library invite families for a special event to usher in the “Build a Better ...

Randy Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director, poses with representatives from Ellington Farman Library, Kennedy Free Library, Kennedy First United Methodist Church, Falconer Central School, Our Lady of Loreto, village of Falconer and members of the Falconer Region Community Fund committee to celebrate this year’s grant awards. A representative from Bethlehem Lutheran Church was unable to attend.

Falconer Region Community Fund Donates $5,000 To Local Organizations

For the fifth year in a row, the Falconer Region Community Fund awarded $5,000 to seven local organizations. Grants were awarded to: Ellington Farman Library for its 2017 Summer Reading Program, Kennedy Free Library for its basement utilization project, Kennedy First United Methodist Church ...

Jay Stratton, donor and steward of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve, cuts the ribbon on the preserve’s grand opening.
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CWC Holds Grand Opening For Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy recently held a grand opening for its 21-acre Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve on Lyons Road in Chautauqua. The opening included a spring wildflower walk, which was led by preserve steward Jay Stratton, JCC biology professor, Becky Nystrom, ...

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Fenton Summer Program Begins Today

The Fenton History Center’s new summer program is Meet Me at the Museum drop-off program. Meet Me at the Museum begins today. The program is designed for children ages 6 years old to 10 years old to be “dropped-off” at the Fenton Mansion building for one and one half hour at a time. They ...

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Altar & Rosary Society Meets In Westfield

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church of Brocton/Westfield held its May 4 meeting at the Absolut Care in Westfield for the society’s members who are residents there. Joining the group were Patricia Smith, Lois Lindstrom, Rosemary Bova and Marguerite Smith.

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Bemus Point Library Receives Grant For New Printer

Shannon Donovan, Librarian for the Bemus Point Library is shown with a new printer provided as a result of a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Blossom Fund. The library is a center of education and learning. The use of the computers and the network printer are ...

Praise On The Lake Summer Services Begin Sunday

BEMUS POINT — Bemus Point United Methodist Church offers the first of three Praise on the Lake summer services of 2016 at 9 a.m. Sunday on the Floating Stage in Bemus Point. The other Praise on the Lake services will be on July 16 and August 13, also at 9 a.m. Co-lead pastor Bill Allen ...