Community

Shades Of Pink Tourney Reaches Over $17,000

On Friday, Aug. 3 , the fourth annual Shades of Pink Golf Tournament was held at South Hills Country Club to benefit UPMC Chautauqua’s Shades of Pink Program. The tournament helped raise funds for a great cause and cancer care. This year, the tournament raised $6,000, putting the total ...

Audubon Recognizes Volunteers

The Audubon Community Nature Center took time out from celebrating the outdoors recently to celebrate its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner. After a welcome by Leigh Rovegno, center president; Pierre Chagnon, board chair, installed the board of directors ...

Legislation To Allow Government To Study Algal Blooms In Chautauqua Lake

The Chautauqua Lake Feasibility Study is set to be included in the 2018 Water Resource Development Act. The move — passed in the U.S. House and Senate and awaiting the president’s signature — will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the excessive phosphorous runoff that ...

Schumer Asks To Probe Limousine Crashes

A week after the upstate limo crash that killed 18 inside a stretch limo and two pedestrians, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, is asking the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate all crashes involving limousines. Schumer said after the NTSB ...

JCC Announces August Graduates

Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August. One student earned highest honors (4.0 grade-point average), 10 students earned high honors (3.50 to 3.99 GPA) and three students earned honors (3.25 ...

Look Around And Love Your Life

I have stayed up far too late tonight, my dear readers, but it is imperative that I tap out these words to you before I go to bed or else I’ll lose them. Have you really looked at your life lately? I mean, have you really stopped and looked around to see what you have? The only reason I ...

County Gets Grant To Combat Opioid Problem

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $200,000 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Planning grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of RCORP is ...

Women’s Club To Tour Comedy Center

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Women’s Club began the 2018-19 year with a festive wine and cheese party held Sept. 25 at the home of Lisa Schutte. The event served as a welcome to all old and new members as well as guests. Barb Carlson and Wyn Imfeld served as co-chairwomen for the event. Club ...

Chasnoff To Speak Oct. 25 In Celoron

CELORON — On Thursday, Oct. 25, Chautauqua County will welcome Dr. Ira Chasnoff, an author and national speaker, for a Cause and Consequence: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave., Celoron. Community ...

Legion Auxiliary Holds First Meeting Of Year

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its first meeting of the year at the Legion Post on Tuesday, Sept. 11. President Bev Speelberg opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble, and a moment of silence for our fallen soldiers. Chaplain Paula ...

Serendipity To Hold Fall Concert At Jamestown Church On Saturday

Serendipity will hold a fall concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Christ First United Methodist Church of Jamestown. The concert is free to the public, and a free-will offering will be held to benefit the Community Music Project’s Children’s Music Studio. The group will feature some member ...

Task Force To Help Mothers, Community Outreach Holds First Meeting

A task force to improve the health of expectant mothers has held its first meeting. “New York is committed to ensuring every woman in the state has equal access to high quality healthcare, and this initiative will help break down unnecessary barriers to care,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. ...

P-Tech Hosts Open House

DUNKIRK — The 3-D printers were churning and student volunteers were bustling, eager to showcase the work taking place inside WNY P-TECH in Dunkirk. The Pathway in Early College High School program was showcased to nearly 200 parents and community members during its recent open ...

Attorney General Announces Settlement With Biopharmaceutical Company

NEW YORK — Barbara D. Underwood, New York attorney general, has reached a settlement with major biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. following an investigation into the company’s business and advertising practices for its copayment coupon program. As part of the program, consumers were ...

Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds For Mayville Food Pantry

CHAUTAUQUA — The recently held 19th annual Lake Chautauqua Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8647 golf tournament raised $4,500 for the Mayville Food Pantry. The tournament was held at the Chautauqua Hill Golf Course with 92 golfers participating. “Thank you is not enough for the success ...

State Departments Issue Quarantine To Help Protect Against Spotted Lanternfly

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets is implementing new actions to protect New York and surrounding states from the establishment of the invasive spotted lanternfly. The department, working in collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, issued a ...

Counties To Receive State Funding For Improved Emergency Communications

Chautauqua County will receive $639,301 and Cattaraugus County will receive $674,160 in state grant funding to improve emergency communications. The funding is to help local governments to expand their emergency response capabilities to enhance public safety operations. The 2018 Statewide ...

Audubon To Hold Free Play Day Saturday

The Audubon Community Nature Center has received a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant support means Nature Play Days on the third Saturday morning of every month are now free. The next Nature Play Day is from ...

WMH Foundation Receives New Cooler

WESTFIELD — A new mortuary cooler was recently donated to Westfield Memorial Hospital as part of the RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign. The donation is a piece to the hospital’s Emergency Management Plan for mass casualty situations and will support community members ...