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Reg Lenna To Show ‘Moana’

The Disney animated feature “Moana” shows Friday at 7 p.m. and again Saturday at 2 p.m. as a sensory friendly screening at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is nominated for Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (”How Far I’ll Go” by ...

Agricultural Survey Begins In March

HARRISBURG, Pa. — What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2017 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey 84,000 of the nation’s farmers to ...

Fortnightly Meeting Set For Thursday

LAKEWOOD — The meeting of Fortnightly was held recently at Gloria Dei Church in Lakewood. Refreshments were served by Helen Gilbert prior to the meeting. Kathleen Kane, president, welcomed the members and one guest and conducted the business meeting, which included the list of new officers ...

4-Hers from the Fluvanna Farmyard Friends helped prepare the Chautauqua Suites for the 2016 Green Tie Affair. This year’s event takes place Sunday.

County 4-H Program’s ‘Have A Heart’ Dinner Set For Sunday

MAYVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program still has pre-sale tickets available for its fifth annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair benefit dinner on Sunday. Tickets for this fun event are still available for $25. Tickets will also be ...

Pictured, from left, are Jamestown resident Pete Johnson with his stepdaughters, Lillian Stormount, 7, and Julia Stormount, 5, both students of C.C Ring Elementary School, at the Jamestown Area YMCA’s inaugural Father/Daughter dance, which took place at the Y’s Downtown Branch, Feb. 17.

Enchanted Memories Made At YMCA Father/Daughter Dance

The Jamestown Area YMCA held its inaugural Father/Daughter Dance (Enchanted Memories) at the Jamestown Area YMCA’s Downtown Branch, with approximately 70 attendees who ate, danced and partied the night away, Feb. 17. The YMCA’s core focus is on providing programs which focus are on youth ...

STAR Check Delivery Bill Passes State Senate

ALBANY — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, requires the State Department of Taxation and Finance to postmark all STAR Personal Income Tax (STAR PIT) credit checks in advance of Sept. 15 to ensure that taxpayers receive their rebate with adequate time to pay their ...

Anna Talbot gives her illustrated talk about Goat Identification to judges Branden Boyer and Brandi Peterson and an audience of fellow 4-H presenters and their families at the 2016 Public Presentation Day Contest. The 2017 contest will be held March 4.

4-H To Host Presentation Day On March 4

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is planning a countywide Public Presentation Evaluation Day on Saturday, March 4, at Cassadaga Valley Central School. Eighty youth are expected to give presentations on varying topic areas and styles. ...

Falconer Key Club members are pictured. The club is raising money for a service trip to the Dominican Republic later this year.

Falconer Central School Key Club Raising Money For Service Project

FALCONER — A group of Falconer High School Key Club students are traveling to the Dominican Republic in July 2017 for a service project. Key Club, sponsored locally by Falconer Kiwanis, is an international student-led organization that seeks to build character and develop leadership ...

Thomas Gaskin of Warren, a member of Jamestown Scout Troop 187, receives the Eagle Scout Medal from his mother, Anna Gaskin.

Warren Youth Earns Rank Of Eagle Scout

An Eagle Court of Honor was held recently for a Warren youth in Scout Troop 187, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Jamestown. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank and most prestigious award in the Boy Scouts of America. Thomas Gaskin, 17, is the son of ...

Randolph School Names Second Quarter Honor, Merit Roll Students

RANDOLPH — Randolph Junior-Senior High School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Alex Almeter, Meghan Ames, Jalynn Ashdown, Jacob Beaver, Annalise Boyer, Aubrey Briggs, Casey ...

Pictured, from left, Evan Owens, Jamestown Container account manager; Barrie Yochim, Jamestown Meals on Wheels executive director; Reverend Natalie Hanson, pastor of Christ First United Methodist Church; Rev. Dr. Bill Allen, pastor of Bemus Point United Methodist Church; and Nick Fiorella, Jamestown Container account manager.

Community Comes Together To Provide ‘Blizzard Box’ To Those In Need

Meals on Wheels recipients from central and southern Chautauqua County were prepared when weather turned bad last month, thanks to Jamestown Container Companies, Bemus Point United Methodist Church and Christ First United Methodist Church. Meal recipients were able to count on their ...

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Area Churches Spreading The Warmth

The Pilgrim Memorial and First Congregational United Church of Christ, corner of Forest and McKinley avenues, joined many others in trying to keep the neighborhood warm this winter with a giveaway of hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves, some handmade, others store bought. It is the hope of ...

Pictured, from left, are Earl Ferry; North Harmony Senior Center president; and Melanie Booth, Aging Services Network president and director of Outreach Venture Forthe.
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Chautauqua County Aging Services Network Makes Donation

For several years the Aging Services Network in Chautauqua County has met quarterly to educate and connect seniors to available services. Recently, the group has made the decision to pass the torch to others to carry on serving area seniors in this capacity. “It was a hard decision to ...

Fredonia Slush Rush 5K Set In March

FREDONIA — The State University at Fredonia’s annual Slush Rush 5K is set for Sunday, March 5. The race draws runners from all over Western New York and raises money for the Xylia Peterson ‘85 Memorial Fund established through the Fredonia College Foundation to benefit international ...

Denise Jones, The Resource Center executive director, shakes hands with Dr. Mumtaz Karimi after the two signed Dr. Karimi’s contract extension.
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Dr. Karimi Extends Service To Continue Providing Care At The Resource Center

The Resource Center and Dr. Mumtaz Karimi have reached agreement on a five-year contract extension. Dr. Karimi has worked for The Resource Center since 2002. She is board-certified in internal medicine and has been a licensed physician for 29 years. She is listed on the Healthgrades honor ...

Pictured is the Brooks Memorial Hospital Lactation Room and the Lactation Room team. From left are Tracy Jiang, Brooks director of nutritional services; Tracie Luther, Brooks director of human resources; Olivia Belter, Univera Healthcare community affairs director; Breeanne Agett, Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services epidemiology manager; Sheila Cole, Brooks nurse manager; Christina Goss, Brooks obstetrics; and Mindy Conti, Brooks obstetrics.

Worksites Are Now Friendlier For Breastfeeding Mothers

Five local employers have taken steps to make their worksites friendlier for breastfeeding mothers returning to work. Brooks Memorial Hospital, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, Cummins Engine, the TLC Health Network at Lakeshore Hospital and Venture Forthe each received a ...

Cherry Creek Farmers Put Hope In Wind Farms

CHERRY CREEK — Aside from the presidential election, nothing has stirred up Chautauqua County in recent history like the proposal of several wind farm projects in rural areas. Both pro- and anti-wind farm activists have been vocal at public hearings and in town board meetings, but recently, ...

John Sipos, Cassadaga historian, is pictured after receiving two old China dishes from historian Walter Waite. The dishes were used at the Chautauqua County Poor Farm in Dewittville from 1921 through 1961.  The Dewittville Poor Farm was an important part of county history that helped many people in need.

Seniors Hear From Historian

SINCLAIRVILLE — John Sipos, Cassadaga village historian, was the recent guest speaker at the Sinclairville Senior Citizens luncheon. The senior group meets once a month for a luncheon and a program in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room on the second Tuesday of each month at noon. ...

Pictured is Cecil Miller playing his guitar and singing a medley of Valentine songs for the Rodeo Senior Citizens in Gerry at the United Methodist Church.

Gerry Senior Citizens Treated To Performance

GERRY — The Rodeo Senior Citizens met recently for the group’s monthly luncheon and program at the Gerry United Methodist Church. Allen Swanson, president, opened the gathering with a welcome and the blessing was given by Pastor Phil Shay. Those attending brought a dish of food to add to ...

Is Six Hours Of Sleep Like Not Sleeping At All?

Those who have trouble falling asleep at night or staying awake during the day aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four American adults has a sleep or wakefulness disorder. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ...