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February Is National Teen Dating Violence And Prevention Month

Southern Tier Child Health and Safety Team is reminding parents to talk to teens to prevent dating violence. February is National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month. Studies have shown that in the United States, one in three adolescents have experienced physical, emotional, sexual or ...

Lutheran Church Announces Danielson Service Award Recipients

At the 162nd Annual Meeting of the First Lutheran Church, the Danielson Service Awards were given to dedicated members of the congregation, including: Brian A. Bogey, Minister of Music and Organist; Kathleen Comber, Marcia Rupp, Eugene Comber and Roland Swanson. Harriet Danielson, former member ...

4-H Club Is ‘All About Art’

Alison Taylor crafting a traditional African-style mask, but out of cardboard instead of wood, with Melissa Bennett and Katelyn Bennett working at the next table during a recent meeting of the All About Art 4-H Club.

DiNapoli Highlights Property Tax Trends

Thomas P. DiNapoli, state comptroller, recently issued a report highlighting recent trends in property tax exemptions in New York state outside of New York City and the impact they have on local governments and school districts. “Property tax exemptions can be a valuable tool to improve ...

State Authority To Launch Ag Loan Program

The New York Job Development Authority will launch an Agriculture Loan Fund Program to address and help alleviate the economic barriers faced by many New York state’s small agribusiness owners. The authority has provided $10 million in funding, which will be distributed as low interest ...

Business Council Calls For Spending Restraints

ALBANY — The Business Council of New York State Inc. is reiterating its call for no new taxes or fees in the 2018-19 state budget. Kenneth J. Pokalsky, Business Council vice president, testified before state legislators recently and asked the state Legislature to adopt measures to avoid ...

‘Swingtime Canteen’ Auditions Begin Monday

Auditions are planned for a production that will turn the stage of Salamanca’s Ray Evans Seneca Theater to that of a USO show. The Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association will host auditions from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26-28 for its May production of “Swingtime Canteen.” “Swingtime ...

Korvburger Special Lunch Set For Saturday

The American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation will host a Korvburger Special Lunch, open to the public, on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown. The Korvburger is a variation of the traditional Scandinavian holiday ...

Access Channel 5 Programming

“Defenders of Freedom” shares the first hand experiences of WWII veterans in the Western NY and Northwestern PA areas. Hosted and filmed at the Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y., the project is a collaborative effort between the Center, the United Veterans Council, Chautauqua County Office ...

Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Rocket, a 2-3 year old neutered male lab mix. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield, and is open Monday through Saturday from 1-3 p.m. or by appointment by calling 326-7297. Rocket and the rest of the dogs awaiting ...

Kiwanis Honors Students

The Kiwanis club of Jamestown named Jamestown Terrific Kids for the month of January. Jazzy Skinner Reed, the daughter of Karen Fuller of Jamestown, is in the fifth grade at Jefferson Middle school. She enjoys playing with blocks, dancing and listening to music. Her favorite musical group is ...

‘Coco,’ ‘Darkest Hour’ To Wrap Up Reg February Film Series

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will conclude its February movie series with Best Animated Feature nominee “Coco” on Friday at 7 p.m. and as a sensory friendly matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in the Best Picture nominee Darkest Hour ...

Randolph School Announces January Students Of The Month

RANDOLPH — Randolph Central School has selected its “Students of the Month” for January. The student recognition program honors students in grades 9-12 for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teamwork, class participation, effort, and/or academic standing. January’s ...

Cuomo Bill To Prohibit Use Of Gay/Trans Panic Defenses

A 30-day budget amendment introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be advanced to prohibit the so-called gay and trans panic defenses from being used in New York state to blame LGBTQ people for the violence committed against them. The current gay and trans panic defenses allow those responsible ...

Koinonia Christian Fellowship Announces Conference

Koinonia Christian Fellowship is proud to announce the second annual Real Men, Real Life “Make A Difference” Men’s Conference. The event is slated for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature guest speaker the Rev. Luis Reyes. Reyes travels around the world and encourages ...

Dinners For Audubon Added To GreenUp Jamestown Events

When Willow Fodor joined Audubon Community Nature Center’s Board of Directors recently, she learned that one of her responsibilities would be to help with fundraising. Then Fodor had an idea: She could prepare dinners before the GreenUp Jamestown Events planned for St. Luke’s Episcopal ...

Ring Elementary Holds ‘P.S. I Love You’ Day

Ring Elementary School spent time recently spreading love, kindness and awareness to its students and families, letting them now that they are loved through their annual P.S. I Love You Day. The fifth annual event, the brainchild of Carrie Davenport and Brandi Meacham, joined forces with the ...

CLCS Holds December Food Drive For Local Families

Chautauqua Lake Central School held a food drive during the month of December 2017 benefiting local families as well as the Mayville Food Pantry, 99 S. Erie St, Mayville. Collected by the National Honor Society and the fifth-grade classes, about 20 boxes of food were donated to the Mayville ...

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Fentanyl Seller

NEW YORK — The office of Eric T. Schneiderman, New York attorney general, has filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics Inc., a company that sells a highly addictive fentanyl drug called Subsys. Subsys was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat excruciating cancer-related ...