Community

G.A. Family Services To Host Series Of Foster Parent Classes

Families interested in becoming a short or long-term foster home are encouraged to attend G.A. Family Services’ Foster Parent Classes beginning at the end of this month. The 10-class series aims to educate community members on what it takes to become a foster parent or foster family and to ...

So Much To Experience At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Imagine how delightful it would be in an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarch Butterflies. You can experience even more delights at the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., you can hand-feed the butterflies or wander over ...

Zola Cao is pictured in Shanghai.
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Chinese Photographer To Visit St. Bonaventure, JCC

ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University will welcome Chinese photographer and writer Zola Cao to campus as the Lenna Visiting Scholar. Cao will visit St. Bonaventure and Jamestown Community College for lectures and classroom discussions and an exhibition of his photography, “We, The ...

Bring your friends for an evening of Monarchs and Margaritas on Friday at Audubon Community Nature Center. The sneak peek preview of the Monarch Butterfly Festival includes south-of-the-border-themed appetizers and a chance to win prizes.

Enjoy A Cocktail At Audubon’s Monarchs And Margaritas

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is for adults only. Three years ago Audubon Community Nature Center staff decided it would be fun to add a new twist to the all-day Saturday event with its activities for all ages. Since then Friday evening has been Monarchs ...

Lake Shore Center For The Arts Presents ‘Harvest Moon’

WESTFIELD — The Lake Shore Center for the Arts will host the premiere of the multimedia play, “Harvest Moon,” at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and Sept. 6 in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield. The church is also home of Lake Shore Center for the Arts, which is located on the ...

Chautauqua Institution Presents Our Changing Relationship With Food

As summer comes to an end, Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Nine of its 2017 season. The week, which begins today and concludes Sunday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Chef Jacques Pepin, Professor Marion Nestle, Chef Bryant Terry, ...

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Concert Set For Sunday

The Kokomo Time Band is returning to Cassadaga at 5 p.m. Sunday. Kokomo Time was the first band to perform on Cassadaga’s Floating Stage on Park Avenue almost a year ago. Bring a chair, a blanket or come by boat and listen to one of the area’s favorite oldies bands. The Cassadaga Kiwanis ...

State Awards $7.3 Million To Prison Education Programs

New York state has awarded more than $7.3 million to pay for educational programming and reentry services at 17 New York state prisons over the next five years. The College-in-Prison Reentry Program is being funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Justice ...

Stefan Duga, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts director of production and technology, demonstrates the updated hearing assistance system to Randy Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director. A grant from the Community Foundation’s Fund for the Region purchased the equipment.

Reg Updates Hearing Assistance System

Visitors to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts now have access to state of the art hearing assistance equipment. Recently purchased with a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Fund for the Region, this new equipment provides hearing enhancement to patrons with hearing ...

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Jamestown Elks Donates To St. Susan Center

The Jamestown Elks Lodge No. 263 awarded $2,000 to St. Susan Center to purchase 750 meals for the summer season when meal counts increase dramatically. “We are again pleased to be able to support our community soup kitchen with these grant awards,” said Treasurer, John Geraci. “These ...

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Mozart Club Hosts Annual Meeting

The Mozart Club held its annual meeting at the First Presbyterian Church on Aug. 3. The new officers are Ruth Schreck, co-president and second vice president; Nancy Wilson, co-president; Sonya Burkett, treasurer; Paula Daneshkhah, assistant treasurer; Linda Carlson, recording secretary; ...

Scandia Church To Celebrate 145th Anniversary

The Scandia Evangelical Covenant Church at Scandia Corners will celebrate its 145th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 10. A service will be held in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m., followed by a chicken barbecue at the pavilion. This occasion will be reminiscent of Elk Township Homecomings which were ...

Cuomo Signs Pet Dealer Regulation Bill

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to regulate pet dealers and crack down on unscrupulous practices in this industry. The bill (S.5599/A.7195) requires incorporated animal shelters, rescue organizations and other non-profit entities that transport or offer animals up for adoption in ...

Young sailors show off school supplies filling a Z420 sailboat.

Local Organizations To Team Up For School Supply Drive Saturday

Two local organizations will collaborate at the Chautauqua Gran Fondo on Saturday, Aug. 26, to help bring in school supplies to fill backpacks for students for the upcoming school year. Creche, a local women’s charity organization, has benefitted needy children in the Jamestown area since ...

Chautauqua County Department Of Health Highlights Importance Of Vaccinations

Two local organizations will collaborate at the Chautauqua Gran Fondo on Saturday, Aug. 26, to help bring in school supplies to fill backpacks for students for the upcoming school year. Creche, a local women’s charity organization, has benefitted needy children in the Jamestown area since ...

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Magician, Ventriloquist Mike Randall To Perform Saturday

Magician and ventriloquist Mike Randall will perform for families and children of all ages at Prendergast Library on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. for the library’s Summer Reading Program finale. The performance is free and open to the public. After the show, library staff will announce the ...

Members of the Vikings South are pictured. The group has held a chicken barbecue picnic in North Port, Fla., and donated proceeds to the Ingjald Viking Lodge in Maple Springs.

Viking Youth Playground Receives Donations

Two groups recently made significant donations to Viking youth work. Each year for the past several years members of local Ingjald Viking Lodge and their friends living the winter months in Florida hold a chicken barbecue picnic at Sarasota County’s Lemon Park in North Port, Fla. The ...

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Receives Bauman Grant

BUFFALO — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts today, has awarded the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet a grant. The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter as a unique way to ...

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Historic Walking Tour Saturday

The Fenton History Center is leading a walking tour of Jamestown’s Southside, Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m., starting at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St. The Southside of Jamestown in the mid-1800s to early 1900s was a mix of neighborhoods and thriving businesses. Explore the ...