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Creche Sews — Tradition, Love And Caring

Creche recently completed another successful annual sewing event. The sewing tradition began in 1900 with the sewing of baby gowns for infants in the hospital. Today’s pediatric hospital gowns and pajamas are a unique design. Katryn Kotsi, a Creche member and a nurse at UPMC Chautauqua, ...

CWC To Hold Tour Of Wastewater Plant

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will host a tour of recent upgrades to the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District’s wastewater treatment plant. Scott Cummings, North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District director, will lead the tour, which will begin at 10 a.m. today at the 50 ...

Audit: Health Officials Easy On Violations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health code violations, according to a state audit published Friday. The report analyzed records of more than 400,000 inspections between January 2014 and September 2017. ...

Univera Discusses Advanced Care Planning

Univera Healthcare officials are looking to prompt the beginning of advance care planning conversations between adults and their physicians or nurse practitioners. “Conversations change lives,” said Dr. Patricia Bomba, vice president of geriatrics at Univera Healthcare. “Advance ...

County DA To Discuss Officer-Involved Shooting

FREDONIA — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has called for a press conference Friday at 2 p.m. in Fredonia. During the event, he said a statement will be made regarding the Dec. 10 officer involved shooting in the village of Fredonia. On that date, the Fredonia Police ...

Thule Lodge Plans Easter Dinner For Thursday April 25

FALCONER — The Thule Lodge now into its 112th year in the Jamestown area, serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities. This was shown at the last meeting when cultural leader Mary Ann Eva Ingrao told all that in Sweden, March 25 was national waffle day. That day is a ...

‘Never Stop Asking’

SINCLAIRVILLE — In celebration of April’s Poetry month, the Sinclairville Free Library presents “Never Stop Asking for Poems,” a poetry reading by Michael Czarnecki on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. Local poets are invited to read from their works following Czarnecki’s presentation. ...

Westfield Senior Citizens To Meet April 30

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Senior Citizens met at the YWCA at noon for a chicken and biscuit luncheon served by W.W.O members. Drawings for St. Patrick’s Day items were won by Dolores Kaufman, Judy Sumption, Trudy Stafford, Jan and Ron Van Ord, Nancy Peters, Dave Cochran, Lucile Inwood, ...

JHS Seniors Prevail At Oratorical Contest

JHS seniors Grayson Holt and William Karr were the top two winners at the Zone Level of the Optimist Oratorical Contest held in Lockport. They will move to the next level of competition and compete against all the other winners in New York State and New England in Utica on April 27. The ...

Dunkirk Releases Parking Rules

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk Police Department said spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for alternate and overnight parking with the following changes. OVERNIGHT PARKING Overnight parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Brigham ...

Career Fair To Be Held At JCC

Jamestown Community College will host a Career Fair from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Student Union on the Jamestown campus. The event, a collaboration between JCC’s applied learning and employment services programs and sponsored by Bellevue University and American ...

Academic WorldQuest Held At JCC

Academic WorldQuest, which tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures, was held at Jamestown Community College recently. International Institute of Buffalo representatives provided support and guidance for the ...

Sherwood Arts Of Jamestown Donates To Food Bank

MAYVILLE — The 2019 Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival recently held in February at Lakeside Park in Mayville featured chainsaw artist and carver Vince Liuzzo of Sherwood Arts of Jamestown. This chainsaw carver created a ship’s captain’s wheel to benefit of the Food Bank of Western ...

CCVB and Chamber Present County Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting

DUNKIRK — For the second year in a row the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will partner on Wine and Dine Chautauqua. The event will incorporate the chamber’s traditional Grape Expectations wine tasting event and the Visitors Bureau annual ...

Maple Grove Teacher Named Educator Of Distinction

BEMUS POINT — Rebeca Allen, a chemistry teacher at Maple Grove Middle-High School in Bemus Point was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to pupils, Allen was nominated by a student for outstanding ...

RTPI Hiring For ‘Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors’ Summer Program

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is currently hiring area high school and college students to work alongside its conservation staff this summer for the fifth annual Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program in Jamestown. Building on the successes from the past four ...

Eight JHS Artists Chosen For Art Show

Artwork from eight Jamestown High School students were recently selected from over 300 entries to be a part of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Juried High School Art Show. The JHS students selected for the show were: Abigail Nordwall (12th Grade), Alayne Schobey (11th Grade), ...

DAR Holds Patriot’s Luncheon

The Jamestown Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Patriot’s Luncheon and program in the Christ First United Methodist Church’s Darrah Hall. Chapter Regent Connie Pilato opened the day with a welcome to all for attending the luncheon ...

Audubon Sets Backpacking Presentation

The Audubon Community Nature Center is offering an opportunity for children to backpack over the summer. An information session will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, to learn more about the supervised program for children between the ages of 12 and 14. The session will give ...

Tyra Is Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Tyra, who is looking for an energetic person or family who wants to get as much exercise as she does. She is happy spring is here so there can be more outside play time for her. Tyra is a medium-sized, spayed female mix of some sort, ...