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The Community Helping Hands 80’s Rewind Party planning committee members are busy making preparations for this year’s signature annual fundraiser to be held on March 3 at Chautauqua Inn and Suites in Mayville. Pictured from left are Bonnie Kyle; Amanda Geising; Jade Kingsbury, Community Helping Hands board secretary; and Scott Mekus of Eventz by Scott.

Community Helping Hands To Host 80s-Themed Party

Hold onto your perms and grab your leg warmers. Community Helping Hands is excited to host an 80s Rewind Party and Cash Raffle at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville on Saturday, March 3, from 6-10 p.m. Preparations are underway for this signature fundraising event benefiting Community Helping ...

Two WCD Boys & Girls Club members enjoy the computer lab at the Club. The Club will be open during the winter break.

Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club Announce Winter Break Hours

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown announces hours for the school winter break. The Club will be open for youth ages 5-18 Monday, Feb. 19-23. The Club hours for youth are noon-4:45 p.m. There will be free swim each day from 12:30-4:30. Youth will need to bring a ...

CRYB Classes

CRYB Accepting New Students

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is accepting registrations for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. Classes meet once a week on Saturday mornings. Students enrolling by March 1 will be able to perform in the CRYB Spring Gala at Chautauqua Institution in June. The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet ...

Wegmans Offering Pediatric Flu Shots

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to increase influenza vaccine accessibility for children and families in New York state, Wegmans Pharmacy is now offering pediatric flu shots for children age five and older with no appointment or prescription necessary. Adult flu shots and ...

Persell Names January Students Of The Month

Grayson Bloomquist is the fifth-grade Student of the Month at Persell for January. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jill Bloomquist. Grayson enjoys playing soccer, being outside and going to school. Her favorite subject is ELA and she plans to go to college in the future. Carsen Bane is the ...

Washington Middle Names Students Of The Month

Jimmy Leonard is in fifth grade and is the son of Rhonda Jean and Mark Mullen. He likes to play video games in his spare time. He likes any subject in school that takes the learning outside and thanks Mrs. Rein for everything she has taught him. In the future, he wants to be a YouTube ...

Collaboration Continues On Child Abuse Cases

Representatives from several agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue working as members of the Chautauqua County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team, in partnership with The Child Advocacy Program (CAP), to ensure child abuse victims get the thorough treatment and investigative ...

STEM Academy Announces Honor, Merit Roll

WNY P-TECH STEM College & Career Academy has announced its second quarter honor and merit roll. High Honors (95 and above) Whitney Hice Iann Ramirez Honor Role (90 to 94.9) Chase Cooper David Kozlowski Erik Mettler Jailene Jimenez Hope Smith Nathan Edgar Michael ...

Cuomo Advances Flu Vaccine Budget

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is advancing a 30-day budget amendment to encourage pharmacies to enroll in the New York State Vaccines for Children Program, which provides vaccines to children and individuals regardless of their ability to pay. The legislation would codify the executive order ...

Pictured is Prendy Award winner Matthew Swanson (center). Prendy Jr. winners are Shane T. French (left) and Joshua A. Latona (right). Not pictured is Steve Johnson, who won the Prendy Award with Swanson, and Arran Carlson, who won a Prendy Jr. award for “Rebel Scum.”.

Prendergast Library Announces Inaugural Film Festival Winners

The James Prendergast Library’s inaugural short film festival concluded recently with a film screening at the library and the announcement of the festival’s winners. Steve Johnson and Matthew Swanson won the film festival’s Prendy Award, with their film entitled “Boo?”. The three ...

Fredonia To Host Stroke Support Sessions

FREDONIA — A new round of support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and their family members will be held at the Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at the State University at Fredonia beginning in late February. A typical group meeting includes ...

City Man Publishes Book

Les Howard of Jamestown has published “Transitional Photographs of One Blue Bird Square, Olean, New York: Vol. 1” through Trafford Publishing. Howard documented the construction of the Blue Bird bus company’s construction of its corporate offices in Olean. Out of 2,500 photos he took, ...

Dairy Premium Refund Legislation Introduced

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced the Dairy Premium Refund Act to return insurance premiums to farmers who paid millions of dollars for an insurance program that left them empty-handed when milk prices plummeted. According to the USDA Economic Research Service 2016 reports, New ...

State Launches Retrofit Energy Program

New York state has launched RetrofitNY, a program intended to create standardized, scalable energy-efficient retrofit solutions that can be replicated throughout the entire housing industry. The program should further the state’s greenhouse gas emission reductions and climate goals by ...

Jack Winsor, Zach Haynes, Kody Robbins, Avery Sirwatka, Sydney Kresconko, Mathew Kornacki, and Greg Rabb at SUNY Model European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

JCC Students Travel To Brussels For SUNY Model European Union

Jamestown Community College continues to make its mark internationally. JCC students, led by advisor Greg Rabb, traveled to Brussels, Belgium to represent the college at the 31st SUNY Model European Union in January. Joining them were students from across the SUNY system, as well as their ...

From left are Lauren Johnson, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation; Kevin Karr, giveaway winner; Steve Trapani, Discount Discs — Collector’s Paradise; Michael Streed, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown; and Brandon Wade, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown.

Doors Open Jamestown Serves More Than 1,000 People

Doors Open Jamestown brought more than 1,000 people downtown recently. Each of the 16 attractions in the greater Jamestown area provided free admission and distributed enough giveaways to create a free giveaway at each location. Each attraction drew their own winner and presented them with ...

Pictured from left are 35-year employees Kathy Peterson-VanHorn, Kathy Field, Mary Jo Hamilton, and Kae Lachiusa-Kent.

The Resource Center Recognizes Employees, Honors Milestones

The Resource Center honored 144 employees and board members when the agency held its 33rd annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon. The event, held at the Lakewood Road and Gun Club, paid tribute to people who, during 2017, completed milestone years of service with The Resource Center, ...

Poetry Slam Set For Feb. 24

On Saturday, Feb. 24, performance poetry will reach a new height in Jamestown. Pulse Poetry Slam has been invited to host the 2018 National Win & You’re In Poetry Slam, a qualifier event for poetry slam teams in the region. Poetry slam teams representing Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pa., and ...