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CWC To Host Campfire Gathering Friday

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will host a dusk snowshoe/ski and campfire gathering at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the conservancy’s Cassadaga Creek Preserve on Bloomer Road in Sinclairville. A conservancy guide will lead an evening tour of the 150-acre preserve. The route will be flat and is ...

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Rescue Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Nina, a 9-month-old, medium-sized spayed mix. She is a friendly girl, instantly at one’s feet or stretching up for puppy kisses. She is probably dog-friendly and loves people. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield, and ...

LUNAFEST Film Festival Set For March 10

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Zonta Club of Jamestown at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown on March 10. It is the ...

Church News

Lutheran Bethel Lutheran Church 904 W. Third Street Jamestown Heather Allport-Cohoon, Pastoral Leader in Transition Rob Allport-Cohoon, Pastor Worship: 10 a.m. Transfiguration of Our Lord; lessons: II Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50, 1-6, II Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9 Monday: ...

The UPMC Chautauqua WCA heart team will offer free blood pressure screenings during February American Heart Month.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Offered Through Friday

The UPMC Chautauqua WCA heart center team will offer free blood pressure screenings during February American Heart Month. The screenings will be held at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, Cardiology Department, second floor, 207 Foote Ave., now through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is not ...

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Falconer, Kiwanis Club Names Terrific Kids Of The Months

FALCONER — Falconer Middle School officials recently named the school’s Students of the Month for November and December while the Falconer Kiwanis Club recently named the club’s Terrific Kids of the Month for November and December. They are: ¯ Ava Turk, eighth grade and the ...

Gowanda Receives $200K For Brownfield Program

The village of Gowanda has received $200,000 from New York state’s Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program. The award is part of a $2 million program for Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program grants for 13 communities across the state. The program provides resources to develop data-driven ...

4-H members are pictured at last year’s 4-H Green Tie Affair. The 2018 benefit will be Sunday, Feb. 25.

Have A Heart For 4-H Pre-Sale Tickets Available

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program still has pre-sale tickets available for its sixth annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair benefit dinner on Sunday, Feb. 25. Tickets are still available for $25. Tickets will also be available at the ...

Check Out Hunger Campaign Underway

Western New Yorkers can help feed the hungry while shopping at area grocery stores and retailers participating in the annual Check Out Hunger campaign to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. Customers have the option to donate $2, $3 or $5 at the register in order to help the Food Bank ...

WMH Auxiliary Begins Membership Drive

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is embarking on its 2018 membership drive. The auxiliary’s mission is to promote the interests of the hospital through advocacy, volunteer activities, fundraising, and community outreach. 2017 projects included: completion of the ...

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City Man Charged With Arson

Jamestown police have charged a city man with arson, alleging he started two city properties in which he was living on fire. David M. Wright, 31, of Jamestown has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief. Police allege Wright set a ...

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Sinclairville Elementary Looks To Keep Weather Machine Contest Lead

Students at Sinclairville Elementary School are trying to get the WKBW Weather Machine to visit their school and at last check have taken the lead. Friday night meteorologist Andy Parker announced that Sinclairville made it to first place. The school had been in second place against Meadow ...

Rescue Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Miss Allie, who is probably a shepherd/husky mix around a year old. Her Valentine wish would be a cat free home with teenagers or energetic adults to make sure she gets all the exercise she needs. Her breed type is one that prefers lots ...

Lavern’s Law Agreement Reached

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have reached a three-way agreement has been reached on Lavern’s Law, legislation that would extend the amount of time a person can file a suit for a missed cancer diagnosis. The legislation is ...

Gov. Cuomo Touts State’s Countywide Shared Services Initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ‘s 2019 Executive Budget continues the state’s County-Wide Shared Services Initiative. The proposed budget includes a $225 million investment to help localities consolidate efforts, advances legislation permitting counties to provide zoning enforcement to localities and ...

Young Sponsors Bill To Assist Homeowners

ALBANY — Job loss, bankruptcy or death are a few of the catalysts that can result in someone’s property going into foreclosure. Once a property is foreclosed on and sold at auction, the municipality withholds money generated to cover any outstanding tax burden and utility liens and then ...

The committee organizing an upcoming educational seminar on Opioid Addiction and Exposure is pictured. From left are Angelica Peck and Joyce Bess, Baby Cafe officials, Kathleen Colby of the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council, and Donna C. Barber of UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital.

Exhibit Visualizing Disease, Recovery To Open At JCC Feb. 15

“Artist/Patient/Advocate: Works by Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer,” an exhibition of works visualizing disease and recovery, opens in February at Jamestown Community College. The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses from ...

Four high school seniors, pictured from left: Sara Corwin, Chautauqua Lake CSD; Hannah Hoebener, Westfield Academy and CSD; Elise Miller, Brocton CSD; and Claudia Gratto, Sherman CSD were given the distinction of being named as “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its Jan. 23 meeting in Westfield.

January Scholars Of The Month Honored By Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club

Four high-achieving senior students from local high schools were recognized by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville as “Scholars of the Month” at its Jan. 23 meeting, which was held at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. The honorees and their respective schools were Sara ...

Like summer Day Camp with a winter twist, Snow Camp at Audubon Community Nature Center is a day of activities for children on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19.

Audubon Snow Camp Set For Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19

Presidents’ Day is an opportunity for winter play and outdoor exploration at the Audubon Community Nature Center. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, February 19, children between the ages 5 and 14 can have fun at Audubon’s Snow Camp while they learn about winter wildlife, plants and ...

“Beautiful Birds” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, Feb. 10. Through an indoor lesson and a walk outside, children ages three to eight and their favorite grownups will learn all about birds, like the black-capped chickadee pictured.
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Little Explorers Can Learn About ‘Beautiful Birds’ At Audubon Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m., adults and children three to eight years old can learn more about “Beautiful Birds” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers. Feathers are a unique feature of birds. “Beautiful Birds” is an opportunity to investigate feathers, ...