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Agencies To Crack Down On Underage Drinking On Campuses

A joint effort by state agencies to crack down on underage drinking on college campuses and in college towns is beginning as the fall semester begins. The state Liquor Authority and the state Department of Motor Vehicles, working with local law enforcement agencies, will conduct statewide ...

Health And Safety Team Urge Parents, Coaches To Monitor For Concussions

The fall sports season is coming into full swing, and the Southern Tier Child Health and Safety Team is urging parents, coaches and school administrators to monitor young athletes for signs of concussion. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least one player suffers at least a ...

Little Explorers Will Be ‘Sensing Nature’ Saturday

Animals of all shapes and sizes use their senses to find food, water, shelter and other animals. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, adults and the 4 to 8 year olds in their life will learn how the animals around Audubon use their eyes, ears, nose, hands (or ...

RSVP Hosts 100th ‘Health Bones’ Class For Site Leaders

It seems like only yesterday that 32 women gathered at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center to become certified StrongWomen Site Leaders (locally known as Healthy Bones). That was in 2009 and RSVP officials said they are pleased that RSVP is now leading its 100th class hosted by Fairway Pointe ...

Annual Labor Day Weekend Takes Place In Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — Remembering the reason for Labor Day and honoring the American Worker, the people in the village of Cassadaga gathered together for memories and activities. It was a time for families to sit on the front yard or porch and visit. Labor Day itself dates back to 1882 when the ...

Wild Wind Festival To Showcase Area Artists

PITTSFIELD, Pa. — The 39th annual Wild Wind Folk Art and Craft Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 371 Barton Run Road, Route 6, Pittsfield, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The festival features 150 exhibitors ...

Thule Lodge Holds Roast

BEMUS POINT — Members and guests of the Thule Lodge 127 met for the annual corn and hot dog roast in the lodge on Pancake Hill Road. Peterson Farm Market of Fluvanna Avenue donated ears of corn. The corn was cooked by lodge chairman Tom Eckberg. Treasurer Loretta Smith and mistresses of ...

City Group Participates In Komen Run

Jamestown All for One recently participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in Buffalo. It was the group’s 10th year participating in the race. Jamestown All For One has placed first in the Friends and Family division in the last two years. This year they raised $6,527.00. ...

Cuomo Signs Reform To Retirement Fund

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation prohibiting the use of placement agents or intermediaries by the New York State Common Retirement Fund. The legislation (A.3137/S.4761) codifies law reforms following an investigation by then-Attorney General Cuomo into pay-to-play practices at the ...

Genealogy Society Holds Summer Picnic

CASSADAGA — David Summerton was the speaker at the recent Chautauqua County Genealogical Society summer picnic held at the Cassadaga Red House. Summerton, who served with the U.S. Army as a captain for 12 years, began his speech with “genealogy belongs to the family.” Summerton’s ...

Audubon Friday Lunch Bunch To Be Held Sept. 7

Area residents can learn how the Audubon Community Nature Center’s 600-acre property is maintained at an upcoming event. The center’s 600-acre wetland preserve includes more than five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space and educational gardens ...

Autism Bill Signed Into Law

Two bills have been signed into law to help individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. One of new laws (S8955, Chapter 241) sponsored by Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, requires the state to establish new screening guidelines for autism spectrum disorders in children ...

Locals Participate In Benefit Run For Late Army Veteran

On July 28, 162 runners and walkers laced up for the fifth annual Darren Manzella-Lapeira Memorial Run in Brocton. A United States Army veteran, Manzella-Lapeira served as a medic for two tours of duty during the Iraq War. Upon completing his service, he joined the Army Reserves and was ...

Board Of Realtors Awards Scholarships

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors recently awarded scholarships to local high school seniors. Kiana Vullo and Mikayla Nuesch-Brock were both recipients. Vullo, a 2018 graduate of Jamestown High School, is attending Gannon University and is majoring in biology on the pre-medicine ...

Foster Grandparent Program Seeks Seniors

The local Foster Grandparent Program is looking for senior citizens willing to act as role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides for volunteers age 55 and over a way to stay active by serving children and youth in the community. Volunteers ...

CASAC To Hold Parenting Class

The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council is offering a program for parents of children ages birth to 5 years called “First Five Years.” The program is offered free through a grant from the Jamestown Cummins Engine Plant and a partnership between the Chautauqua Alcohol & ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Brings New Member

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has added Deborah L. Perry to its board. Originally from Mayville, Perry said she was overjoyed to join an organization that helped raise more than $650,000 for Westfield Memorial Hospital’s Renovate our Emergency Department ...

Tie-Dye Event For Suicide Awareness Set For Sept. 13

The public is invited to a Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County on Thursday, Sept. 13. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County is joining with the Mental Health Association to raise awareness about the ...

Howard T. Gifford

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. — Howard T. Gifford, 68, of Ellicottville, N.Y., passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Jamestown, N.Y. He was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late Willard Gifford and Helen (Cross) Gifford who survives. On Oct. 12, 1974, he married the former Carol ...

Church News

Salvation Army The Salvation Army 83 S. Main St., Jamestown Temple Corps Captains John and Kimberly Merchant 11 a.m. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Message: Guest Speaker, major Loraine Medina from Greater New York’s Divisional Headquarters. The public is always welcome to ...