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Persell Middle School Announces Honor And Merit Rolls

Persell Middle School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Katherine Elizabeth David, Sophia Claire Dumaine, Baylin Laureli Dunlap, Kayla Rose Eddy, Ryan Matthew Ellis, ...

Washington MS Students Take Trip To Moonbrook CC

“You will see how the silverware is on the table and how you have a plate in front of you. The forks are always to your left and the knife and spoon to the right. You have a soup spoon on your very right hand side and that’s the spoon you will use to eat your soup today,” said Bruce ...

Boys, Girls Club Names November Youth Of Month

Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown officials recently announced the club’s November Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club is a United Way partner agency. ...

Audubon Community Nature Center To Host ‘Christmas With The Critters’

As a special treat during the holidays, the public is invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center animals to celebrate the holiday season with a live animal program, unwrapping of gifts, a behind-the-scenes Liberty tour and an optional craft. Christmas with the Critters is Thursday, Dec. ...

Settlement Reached On Health Coverage For Reassignment Surgery

The state Attorney General’s Office has reached a settlement with EmblemHealth requiring the health insurance company to cover gender reassignment surgery for its members. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office revealed that EmblemHealth’s process of updating criteria for ...

Grant To Fund Monitors For Randolph EMS Corp.

RANDOLPH — Randolph Regional EMS Corporation has utilized funding obtained from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation McLaughlin Grant Program to purchase a 12-lead /defibrillation cardiac monitoring mannequin device. This tool, the mannequin skin, has been used to educate emergency ...

Youth Symphony Accepting Applications, Welcoming Coaches

Following its Fall Chamber Concert, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony is now accepting applications for all three of its orchestras. Rehearsals start in January for beginning string players (NYSSMA level I) in prelude strings, intermediate students (levels II and III) in Young Artists ...

Shauna Anderson Presented ‘Award of Harmony’

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care President and CEO Shauna Anderson was recently presented with the “Award of Harmony” by the Jamestown Harmony Express in appreciation for her service to the community. The presentation was made by the group during their 32nd annual Barbershop ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Recognizes ‘Scholars Of The Month’

On Dec. 12 during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield, four high school seniors were given recognition as “Scholars of the Month.” They were Olivia Kitchen, Westfield Academy and Central School; Emily Phelps, Chautauqua ...

Washington Middle School Announces Students On Honor, Merit Rolls

Washington Middle School recently announced students on its honor and merit rolls. They are: HONOR ROLL Fifth grade: Trae Anzalone, Riley Ann Beatty, Scott Dahlbeck, Isis Dahlgren, Finnegan Fadale, Aidan Fodor, Kamryn Glover, Anthony Guillen-Temich, Natasha Kaoma, Jeffrey Keller, Hayden ...

Zonta Club Sponsors Infinity Rehearsal Room

The Zonta Club of Jamestown has been a partner and supporter of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts for many years, providing scholarship support for Infinity Camp experiences for girls in need. This year the club chose to sponsor a rehearsal room at the Infinity Center. Zonta volunteers ...

JPS Teachers Attend Math Workshop

As part of continuing education, new Jamestown Public School third through sixth grade teachers learned strategies that will work with their students at a recent workshop with Denise Pusateri, Jamestown Public Schools math coordinator, and Christina Spontaneo, Jamestown Public Schools ...

American Legion Holds Oratorical Contest

The Chautauqua County American Legion held its annual Oratorical Contest at the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280 on Sunday. The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to help develop deeper knowledge about the Constitution of the United States among ninth through 12th grade ...

Little Theatre Will Hold ‘Christmas Is’ Performance

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown will be hosting “Christmas Is,” featuring special guests, the Junior Guilders and Children Sing. The performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10. The special event is not part of the season ticket. ...

JHS A Cappella To Hold Vespers Sunday

The Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir will hold its 94th annual A Cappella Vespers on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church. The vespers are a community tradition established in 1924 by Miss Ebba Goranson, founder of the Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir. Each December, the ...

STEL Donates To Area Toys For Tots

Southern Tier Environments for Living donated toys and money on Thursday to underprivileged children. The organization donated 318 toys and cash donations to the 2018 Toys For Tots campaign. In total, there were over 500 toys received. Toys For Tots Coordinator Patrick Smeraldo accepted the ...

Holiday Potluck Luncheon At Audubon Dec. 20

Audubon Community Nature Center staff and volunteers will host a festive potluck luncheon and some holiday fun on Thursday, Dec. 20. The public is invited to attend. Those attending should arrive by noon with a dish to pass and table service. Those attending can also bring their potluck ...

JHS Students Participate In Code Initiative

Sam Quadri, Jamestown High School technology teacher, recently took a group of students to the State University at Fredonia to participate in the worldwide Hour of Code initiative. During the recently held Computer Science Education Week thousands of students from more than 180 countries ...

Student Council Donates To Salvation Army

The Student Council at Southwestern High School donated $300 to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program recently. The Student Council raised the money through the ticket sales from this year’s Homecoming dance in October. Student Council members wanted to donate the money to a ...

Kiwanis Club Names ‘Terrific Kids’ For September, October

Sixth-grader Chelsea Trapani has been chosen as Kiwanis Terrific Kid for September. Chelsea enjoys drawing, singing and spending time with her grandma. Chelsea is a member of Middle School Student Council and also Builders Club. Chelsea’s favorite subject is ELA and she also enjoys ...