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How A High School Basketball Injury Inspired A Journey To Serve Others

As the captain of his high school basketball team in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with two regional championships under his belt and a third within reach, Jonathan was an on-court leader. But a knee injury at the age of 18 changed all that. “I remember crying harder than I had ever cried before,” ...

Pictured, from left, are Michele Starwalt, Chautauqua Striders Director of North County Programs, who gave an overview of services offered by the Striders at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. She was introduced by Adele Harrington, Immediate Past President of this club.

Chautauqua Striders Featured At Westfield Rotary Meeting

Guest presenter Michele Starwalt, Director of North County Programs of the Chautauqua Striders, gave an overview of the services and programs provided by the Striders to members of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at the Jan. 10 meeting of this group. Starwalt, who is also the president of ...

Pictured, from left, Past Ingjald Chief Steve Worden handing meeting gravel over to newly elected Chief Jane Fosberg. Also pictured are Past Grand Chief Bill Peterson; Chief Jane Fosberg; Past Chief Steve Worden; newly elected Vice-Chief Doug Sanders; Past Grand Chief Tim Fagerstrom; and Past Ingjald Chief Bryan Nelson

Ingjald Lodge Elects Officers For 2017

Members of Ingjald Lodge of the International Order of Vikings elected their officers for 2017 and were installed as new Lodge officers the first week in  January. The installation team was comprised of Past Grand Chiefs Bill Peterson and Tim Fagerstrom; with Past Ingjald Chief Bryan Nelson ...

Chautauqua Lake Accepting Registrations For Winter Swimming Pool Programs

Registrations are now being accepted for four swimming pool programs that will begin in February at Chautauqua Lake Central School. For all programs, pre-paid registrations must be received in the District Office by 4 p.m. on Friday. No payments are accepted at the pool. Swimming Lessons are ...

Income Tax Filing Season Officially Begins Monday

Income tax filing season officially begins on Monday, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance. “E-filers typically receive any refund due twice as fast as paper filers, and the tax software helps reduce errors and ensure that valuable credits are claimed,” said Nonie ...

Celebration of the Arts Party at the Bartlett Country Club, 2016.

CCAC Seeking Nominations For Arts And Cultural Awards

Nominations are now open for the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts - Arts & Cultural Awards. A vibrant arts and culture scene is important to strong communities and part of CCAC’s mission to support the many individuals, arts organizations, and ...

Sue Koresko is honored as the Lutheran Employee of the Year by members of the COPP (Collection of Positive People) Team. Pictured, from left, are Brenda Weiler, Gwen Axelson, Diana Pillittieri, Brenda Johnston, Sue Koresko, Barb Best, Shelly Quackenbush and Mollie Zoda.

Lutheran Names Koresko EOTY

Lutheran hosted a special luncheon recently to celebrate the 12 Employees of the Month and announced Sue Koresko as the 2016 Employee of the Year. Koresko, laundry supervisor, has worked for Lutheran for 29 years. “This has been an amazing year and thanks to each of you,” said Tom Holt, ...

The United Arts Appeal is accepting grant applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for awards from its 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. In 2016, grants were awarded to two individual artists and eight organizations. One of the funded projects was the Sinclairville Free Library’s Positively Paint Program. Pictured from left are Dawn Cross, Mackenzie Perry and Allison Stewart with the paintings they created under the direction of local artist Penny Erb.

United Arts Appeal Accepting Grant Applications

The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County is accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. “Every year a portion of the funds the United Arts Appeal raises is awarded to individual artists and artistic projects for the ...

Gerry Senior Citizens Entertained With Country Music

GERRY — The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently for a luncheon and program at the United Methodist Church. President Leona Peterson welcomed all to the luncheon and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Margie ...

Devyn Agett

Agett Selected To CASAC Board

Devyn Agett has been elected to the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council board to serve a three-year term. Since 1974, the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council, a United Way partner agency, has provided prevention education and community awareness regarding alcohol ...

RHJC To Open Its Doors Saturday

The Robert H. Jackson Center invites families to visit the Jackson Center during the annual Doors Open event on Saturday. Jackson Center Executive Director Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement. , The Jackson Center welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. during Doors Open Jamestown. ...

Salamanca Library To Host Free Emergency Preparedness Training Saturday

SALAMANCA — New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class at the Salamanca Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21. The two-hour program begins at 12:30 p.m. at ...

Monday, Jan. 30, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s winter birdseed fundraiser. 
Photograph by Terry LeBaron.

Audubon Birdseed Sale Deadline Is Jan. 30

It’s not easy for wild birds to find food this time of year. Putting out a feeder and keeping it filled is good for the birds and those who feed them. Monday, Jan. 30, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Birdseed ...

CRCF United Way

CRCF Awards United Way $29K

As part of its year-end designated and agency grant making, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County $29,615 toward its 2016 Campaign. Grants were awarded from the Robert S. and Je’Anne Bargar Fund, The Clark Trust United Way Fund, and ...

Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program and Chautauqua County RSVP Advisory Council Members plan an upcoming fundraiser at Brazil on Wednesday. Pictured in back from left is Louise Boutwell, president; Joel Gaden; Joan Houck; Sally Black; Jackie Shannon; Lorrie Dean; and Kimberly Lombard. Seated in front is Joanne E. Nelson and the Rev. Rodney Houck.

Foster Grandparent Fundraiser Set For Wednesday

The Advisory Council of Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program will be conducting a fundraiser Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Craft Brazil Beer and Wine Lounge in Jamestown. FGP is a federal program guided by the Corporation for National and Community Service. It has been sponsored by Lutheran ...

Senior Brief

A group of 29 Mayville Seniors met for lunch on Jan. 5 at the VFW Dining Hall. A ham prepared by Sandy Anderson was enjoyed along with other dishes prepared by members. Dianne Goodrich led devotions. Bonnie Johnson led the pledge to the flag and Edna Brown gave the treasurer’s report. ...

Foster Homes Needed For Children; Open House Thursday

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is in urgent need of community members to provide foster care services for children who are temporarily unable to remain in their homes.  An open house will be held on Thursday in the Carnahan Center, room 120, ...

Funding Provides Research Opportunities For Fredonia Faculty, Students

A New York Sea Grant award of just over $135,000 will support a two-year study led by State University of New York at Fredonia Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri Mason, assisted by Fredonia Biology Assistant Professor Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, which will assess environmental impacts of ...

Veronica Arce, left, and Katerina Koutsandreas sort through a handful of books donated during the final days of the Sigma Tau Delta book drive to benefit students in the seventh grade classroom of Fredonia graduate Rachel Beneway, who now teaches in New York City.
Submitted photo

SUNY Fredonia Sigma Tau Delta Book Drive Enriches Alum’s Classroom Library

Christmas came early in the seventh grade English classroom library in the Bronx of a State University of New York at Fredonia English Adolescence Education graduate, thanks to campus support of a book drive undertaken by Sigma Tau Delta. More than 100 books donated during the English honor ...