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State DEC Police Officers Carry Out Several Missions

State Department of Environmental Conservation environmental conservation police officers carried out several missions recently. They include: TWO IS COMPANY, THREE’S A CROWD, AND FOUR (DEER) ARE ILLEGAL – DELAWARE COUNTY On Nov. 27, ECO Dustin Osborne received a complaint that two ...

SUNY Fredonia Announces December Degree Candidates

FREDONIA — Virginia S. Horvath, State University at Fredonia president, recently announced the following students who are December 2018 candidates for degrees. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Ashville: Samantha J. Nickerson, Master of Science in Education, ...

Love Elementary School Holds Pajama Party

Princesses, superheroes and cartoon characters marched, danced, laughed and filled the Love Elementary School gymnasium with holiday spirit at the school’s annual pajama party. The holiday tradition began over 14 years ago when teacher, Roslyn Sisley-Kazelunas saw a similar event on the ...

Club Receives Grant From Five Star Bank

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown recently received a grant from Five Star Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act for $5,000 in support of the club’s youth development programs. “We are proud to partner with Five Star Bank to increase our capacity to promote ...

Arters Talks Marksmen, Riflemen Leaders To SAR Members

CASSADAGA — Doug Arters, Sons of the American Revolution member, presented a program about some marksmen, snipers and American riflemen leaders during its October meeting of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held at the Cassadaga Country Club. A certain ...

Tea Party Patriots Host Quattrone, Reed Representative At Recent Meeting

Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots met Nov. 27 at the Lakewood American Legion. Guest presenters included Sheriff-elect Jim Quattrone and Alison Hunt, district director for Congressman Tom Reed. Members viewed Dennis Prager’s much-needed video focusing on the American Trinity. “Nearly ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School Announces Students Of The Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for October achievements. They are: Senior Bryanna Davis is the daughter of Lisa and Richard Davis of Dewittville. Field Science, Drawing & Design for Production & Manufacturing II, and Conservation at the BOCES ...

Jamestown Elks Club Hosts Annual Aspire Christmas Party

Aspire’s mission is to support children and adults with developmental and similar disabilities, helping them to live their lives to the fullest by providing individualized assistance based on personal choices. The Jamestown Elks No. 263 mission’s is to make sure the 250-plus clients of ...

Frewsburg Defeats Silver Creek In Recent High School Bowl Match At JCC

Frewsburg Central School defeated Silver Creek Central School, 89-28, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Gowanda Central School, 98-33. Austin Anderson of Frewsburg and Louisa Benatovich and ...

Cuomo: Combat Sports In State Are Thriving

The combat sports industry in New York state is thriving, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, since the introduction of mixed martial arts two years ago. Combat sports in New York consist of MMA, boxing and wrestling events — all of which have seen increases in activity since September 2016, ...

Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber Holds Annual Meeting, Banquet

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and banquet Nov. 15 at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant. Guests in attendance were Chamber President Sally Andriaccio and Nick Andriaccio of Andriaccio’s Restaurant; Vice President Hugh Butler ...

DEC Urges Safety For Ice Fishers

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging anglers to put safety first when ice fishing. Four inches of solid ice is usually safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. However, ice thickness can vary on waterbodies and even within the same waterbody. Anglers should be ...

Boys And Girls Club Announces Holiday Hours

Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown officials recently announced hours for the school holiday break. The club will be open for youth between the ages of 5 and 18 from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 28, and Monday, Dec. 31. Club hours for youth are noon to 4:45 ...

Educators Gather For ICE 8 Conference At JCC

Educators and administrators from Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties gathered recently for the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES ICE 8 mini-conference. The two-day-long conference held in the Katherine Jackson Carnahan Center allowed likeminded educators the chance to innovate and ...

Audubon To Celebrate Winter Solstice

The public is invited to celebrate the longest night of the year at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The winter solstice has long been observed in many cultures around the world. The longest night of the year symbolizes winter, but also the returning of ...

Community Nature Center To Host Holiday Camp Dec. 28

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to enjoy Holiday Camp at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They can spend the day playing outside, learning about winter nature, and experiencing some of the Day Camp favorite activities in the snow. ...

Sherman Central School Names Students Of The First Quarter

SHERMAN — Sherman Central School officials recently announced the school’s Students of the First Quarter. They are: Sherman Central School’s senior high Student of the First Quarter is Rowan Fisher. Rowan is the daughter of Joel and Fawn Fisher. Physics and college English are ...

Theta Beta Chapter Chapter Of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Holds Meeting

SHERMAN — Theta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority met at the home of Rose Van Volkenburg, on Nov. 29. Van Volkenburg presented the program, “Service” by explaining the need to serve and its rewards. She covered the general categories of charitable, Good Samaritan, ...

Annual Advent Dinner Held By Society

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church held its annual Advent Dinner in the parish hall recently. Catering the event was by Fred’s Catering Service of Fredonia. After the dinner blessing, Jean Tate, president, read the list of members who died this year (2018) ...

Commission Approves Initiatives To Increase Energy Efficiency

The state Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to increase New York’s energy efficiency and energy storage targets to combat climate change. The new energy efficiency target for investor-owned utilities will more than double utility energy efficiency progress by 2025, ...