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The musical Peter Pan Jr. will be playing at Washington Middle School on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Washington School To Present Musical ‘Peter Pan’ On Wednesday, Thursday

Washington Middle School’s School Musical, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. will be playing on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Washington School auditorium. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle school performers, is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film. The fifth ...

Washington Middle School students visited The Resource Center to see job opportunities that were described during a school-based presentation.
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Washington School Students Visit TRC For Career Outlook

The Resource Center and Jamestown Public Schools have designed a collaborative program to help expose Washington Middle School’s self-contained special education students in fifth through eighth grades to future career opportunities in Chautauqua County. “We are pleased to partner with ...

Emma Meyers, a junior at Southwestern High School, recently received the Bonaventure award during the opening reception for the Quick Center for the Arts Annual High school juried art show. Twenty-one schools entered over 300 works of art into the show, of which 100 were chosen for the exhibit. Of those works, the judges chose four exceptional works and those students were awarded $1,000 scholarships for the college along with various art supplies. Meyers is pictured with her winning artwork.

Southwestern Student Earns Bonaventure Award

Emma Meyers, a junior at Southwestern High School, recently received the Bonaventure award during the opening reception for the Quick Center for the Arts Annual High school juried art show. Twenty-one schools entered over 300 works of art into the show, of which 100 were chosen for the exhibit. ...

JCC Offers Transfer Agreement For Students

Jamestown Community College has established a transfer agreement for students interested in the international affairs bachelor’s degree program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The agreement guarantees acceptance of JCC students who successfully complete up to 75 transferable ...

NYS Student Smoking Rates Have Dropped

New York state’s high school student smoking rate in 2016 was the lowest on record at 4.3 percent, down from 27.1 percent in 2000. A survey recently released by the state Department of Health also found that e-cigarette use by high school students nearly doubled in the last two years from ...

‘Youth Hiding Drugs?’ Seminar Open To The Public

The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council is offering an educational session for community members and professionals entitled “Youth Hiding Drugs? What Adults Need to Know.” Laurie Reynolds, CASAC director of program services, will present the session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

JCC Open House Set For April

Jamestown Community College’s academic programs, student services, and facilities will be the focus of an open house for high school students and others from 1-4 p.m. April 2 on the Jamestown Campus. After opening remarks by Cory Duckworth, JCC president, visitors will have the ...

Events

TODAY ¯ Alcoholics Anonymous: Living Sober group, open discussion, MHA, 31 water St., Suite 7, Jamestown (Behind Gateway Center), 10 a.m. ¯ Mental Health Association Living Sober Peer Support Group, Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown, 10 a.m. ¯ Mental Health Association ...

Church News

Methodist Ashville United Methodist 2108 N. Maple Street Ashville Ray Gilman, Pastor Worship: 9:30 a.m. Scripture: John 9:1-41 Tuesday: Mobile Express Truck, 9 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. Thursday: Combined choirs, 7 p.m. Saturday; Food Pantry, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bemus ...

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Pets Of The Week

The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Pets of the week are all senior pets being housed at the society. All cats and dogs 6 years and older will have their adoption fee waived. The cats and dogs are well past their puppy and kitten stages, are calmer and need a bit less training than the ...

Community members join together to lift up in prayer for the victims of the fire that that swept through the Falconer structure at 29-39 W. Main St Wednesday. 
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Prayer Service Held At Falconer Church Following Fire

The village of Falconer came together Friday evening in a service of prayer and praise at the First Baptist Church of Falconer. The service was for the victims and first responders of a fire that swept through downtown Falconer at 29-39 W. Main St. Wednesday. The service was led by Pastor ...

St. Susan Center will host Soup and a Song on Saturday with Will Russell, left, and Doc Hamels performing.

Russell & Hamels To Play March Soup And A Song

On Saturday, St. Susan Center will again open its doors to host Soup and a Song. The entertainment will be provided by Russell & Hamels. Will Russell and Doc Hamels have been playing together since early February 2015, when on a whim, Will texted Doc to see if he was interested in forming ...

Petitions For JPS School Board Election Available Monday

Petitions for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 16 will be available beginning Monday. Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 100 or more qualified voters within the school district. There will be three board seats on the May 16 ballot, each for a ...

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Salvation Army Hosting Cadet Group

The Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., is hosting a group of cadets from The Salvation Army’s School for Officer’s Training in Suffern, N.Y. The cadets will spend the week in Jamestown worshiping and witnessing to the community. The public is invited to attend a praise meeting at 6 p.m. this ...

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Norden Women’s Club Inducts New Members

The Norden Women’s Club met at the Marvin House recently. Hulga Hulse, pianist, performed “The Children’s Corner” by Debussy and spoke about “76 years Teaching Piano in the Private Sector.” The club inducted three new members: Sandra Carlson, Bonnie Rappole and Gayle Jackson. Each ...

Volunteer Trail Guide Training At Audubon Wednesdays In April

Trail guides volunteers are essential to the education programming at Audubon. Most often the volunteers lead Discovery Walks with elementary age students visiting Audubon on a field trip. Hour-and-a-half Discovery Walks consist of a series of activities that engage the students in ...

Events

TODAY ¯ Ellington Community Food Pantry, Ellington Fire Hall, 8 a.m. to noon ¯ GED/High School equivalencies classes, E2cc Boces at the Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ¯ English as a Second Language class, E2cc Boces at the Gateway Center, 31 Water St., ...

Member of the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society Andrew Martin Kolstee was the speaker on “DNA for Genealogy” at the Barker Library in Fredonia.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society Meets

FREDONIA — The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society met recently in the Fredonia Barker Library for their first meeting of the new year for 2017. The group takes a winter break, meeting from March through November of each year on the third Tuesday evening of each of those months. Walt ...

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Jamestown’s Irish Patriarch, James Prendergast

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in this country chiefly as a tribute to Irish Americans and their contributions to our history. In Jamestown the Irish contribution starts at the beginning with James Prendergast. James was born in Pauling, N. Y., but his father, William, who came to Chautauqua ...

Lodge Looking To Hold Card Shower For 90th Birthday PartySTOCKTON — Vera Allen, well-known in the Forestville area, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Monday. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating Vera’s 90th birthday with a card shower at its Monday meeting. The group is asking local residents to send her a card to mark the occasion. Cards can be mailed to Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395, P.O. Box 112, Stockton, N.Y. 14784. Vera lives on Creek Road in Forestville. She married the late Don Allen in 1949 and he passed away in 2006. They had six children: Jim who died in 2016, Doug, Karen who died in 1956 at the age of 1, David, Roberta and Kent. The couple also had 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Vera has a master’s degree in education. She taught math and music. She did income taxes, retiring in 2006. She became a breast cancer survivor in 1996. Vera is currently active in the Forestville United Methodist Church. Vera joined the Lakeside Rebekah Lodge 381 in 2001. Her lodge later consolidated with Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395. She is also a member of the Chautauqua L.E.A. 54 since 2013. She has held many positions in these organizations and still holds one in each lodge at this time. The goal is 90 cards.

STOCKTON — Vera Allen, well-known in the Forestville area, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Monday. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating Vera’s 90th birthday with a card shower at its Monday meeting. The group is asking local residents to send her a card to mark ...