Community

Zion Lutheran Receives AED Donation

Zion Lutheran Church in Frewsburg has received a grant to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) through the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Karl Peterson Fund. The portable electronic device automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac ...

Support Audubon: Get Your Taxes Done, Plan for Spring, Have Fun

The next Audubon Hidden Exclusive opportunity is a photo session/meet-and-greet with Wild Kingdom’s Peter Gros before his show at the Struthers Library Theatre on Sunday, March 3. Audubon Hidden Exclusives include services, private programs and fundraising events offered by staff, board, ...

Cuomo’s Proposal For Student Loan Borrowers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 budget proposal includes proposals to provide new protections for student loan borrowers. The protections require companies servicing student loans held by New Yorkers to obtain a state license and meet standards consistent with the laws and 93 regulations ...

Frewsburg Honor, Merit Rolls Announced

Frewsburg Central School recently announced its honor and merit rolls. Students on them are: HONOR ROLL Seventh grade: Haleigh Albright, Aleah Bjork, Greta Bollman, Garrett Brink, Zayne Cline, Gracie Conlan, Brendan Devereaux, Harrison Eckert, Delaney Erickson, Daylan Errett, Cameron ...

Take The Community Health Survey

Your drug store receipt invites you to take a survey, so does your fast food receipt: you could win $3000, or get a free breakfast sandwich. Surveys pop up almost every time you buy something online. It’s our bet that you’ve already been asked to take a few surveys this past week. On ...

Immigrant Workers Threatened

NEW YORK — Letitia James, state attorney general, is proposing legislation to hold employers accountable who retaliate against workers by threatening to expose their immigration status to federal authorities. The legislation would amend the New York Labor Law to clarify that unlawful ...

Safety Village To Celebrate ShamROCK N’ Roll Event

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16, with a community wide St. Patrick’s Day Party at Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. This ShamROCK N’ Roll celebration will feature the ...

CARTS To Offer Free Jamestown, Dunkirk Travel On Feb. 16

On Saturday Feb. 16, CARTS will be offering free fixed route transportation. The buses will be running in Falconer/Jamestown/Lakewood areas and in the Dunkirk area with a stop at Fredonia Wal-Mart. “We are actively working on enhancing CARTS, the countywide transportation service and ...

Ducky Derby Raises $13K For CLA, Sled Hockey Program

CELORON — The third annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Festival and Rubber Ducky race pairing raised $13,000 for the Chautauqua Lake Association and the Lakers Disabled Sled and Special Hockey Program. Thirty-one dragon boat teams and hundreds of spectators gathered at the Lucille Ball ...

Kiwanis Club Announces December Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown recently announced its Terrific Kids for December. They are: Jasmine Ryan, eighth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the daughter of Lisa and Andy Ryan. Jasmine likes to play the clarinet and to draw. Her favorite subject is math, her favorite musical group ...

WNY Tick Awareness Forum Is Friday

Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Chautauqua and Erie Counties are leading a regional initiative to increase awareness of tick-borne diseases and tick management in the Western New York Region, with a second opportunity to participate in the WNY Tick Awareness Forum from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at ...

Foundation Opens Its Next Grant

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has opened the next grant round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program, which commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1918. A grant covers the entire cost of the historic marker, pole and shipping. Chautauqua ...

Maple Grove Releases Honor And Merit Rolls

Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Kayla Abbey, David Brown, Frank Colburn, Sage Cresanti, Carson Crist, Clare Crossley, Samantha Davis, ...

School Bus Drivers Shortage Creates Consequences

More than eight in 10 school transportation directors in New York consider driver shortage either their “number one” problem/concern (60 percent) or a “major” problem/concern (23 percent), according to a report by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), New York ...

Mayville Seniors Set Trip To Buffalo

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Senior Citizens met recently. After a variety of dishes including casseroles, salads, breads and desserts, Janet Loomis, president began the meeting. Dianne Goodrich told two funny stories, a poem called “His Presence” and then all recited the Lord’s Prayer. ...

Restocking Chapman Lake Fish Will Take Time

CLARENDON, Pa. — The lake at Chapman State Park is at full pool right now, but it’s short on fish. The renovation of the dam has required that the lake be drawn down more than once over the past year or so and it may happen again. That has been hard on the fish population. Until ...

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

A Youngsville man has entered a guilty plea to charges stemming from a sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl. Richard M. Bailey was charged in June by Pennsylvania State Police after the victim told her mother that Bailey had made her touch his penis the night before, according to the ...

The VITA Program Has Officially Begun For 2019

The program uses volunteers, certified by the IRS, to prepare income tax returns at no charge. The primary focus of the VITA program is securing Earned Income Tax Credits for working families who earned less than $54,000 in 2018. The goal of VITA is to ensure that all of the refund amount is ...

4-H Group Donates Textiles To Humane Society

The Levant Live Wires 4-H Group recently collected textiles for the Chautauqua County Humane Society textile recycling program. The humane society accepts donations of any materials, be it in good condition or torn and worn. Items in good condition are used in the Second Chances thrift shop and ...

League of Women Voters To Host Prison Reform Discussion

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the League of Women Voters will be presenting a discussion on prison reform at the Clarion Hotel. The speaker, professor Patrick Johnson, is a lecturer at the State University of New York at Fredonia teaching criminal justice. Prior to joining the college in 2013, ...