Community

CMA Receives Grant For Church Repair

The Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church has received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Karl Peterson Fund to repair the church tower roof and windows. Over time, the condition of the windows in the church tower had deteriorated due to exposure to the ...

Community Foundation To Host ‘Give Big CHQ’ Today

For its 40th anniversary this year, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation wanted to do something BIG. Today, the Foundation will host the region’s first 24-hour, online fundraising event, Give Big CHQ. “Give Big CHQ is designed to unite people in our community around causes they care ...

Clarification: Mitrano For Congress

In an article published Tuesday, June 12, congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano mentioned she is the only candidate who has resided in western, central, and eastern areas of the district. For clarification, Mitrano is the only candidate that has lived in the Greater Western New York area, and ...

Schumer Blasts ‘Flat-Funding’ Of Suicide Prevention Programs

On the heels of a new federal study that shows suicide rates getting worse in the United States, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, recently said the federal government has been flat-funding suicide prevention funds and grant programs. Schumer cited the new ...

Six Frewsburg Students Selected To Attend Boys’ State

FREWSBURG — The Samuel L. Derby American Legion Post 556 and Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring three Frewsburg Central School students to Boy’s State at the State University at Morrisville. The six candidates are Austin Anderson, Caleb Barber, Ian Clark, Quinn Conlan, Ian Conner ...

Master Gardeners To Host Evening In The Garden June 20

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Volunteers welcome everyone to their June Evening in the Garden to be held at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Have you ever thought that your garden looked like it was hit ...

Audubon Nature Center To Host Hellbender Survey Event July 2

Then Audubon Community Nature Center will host its next Audubon Exclusive event, taking part in a Hellbender Survey, on Monday, July 2. After meeting at 8:30 a.m., the group will spend until 4:30 p.m. helping fisheries professionals as they work to capture, process and then return ...

Poland Senior Citizens Meet For Potluck, Business

POLAND — The Poland Center Seniors met May 16 at the Kennedy Fire hall with 27 in Attendance. A potluck luncheon was enjoyed by all. Val Nunn gave the table grace. The program for the afternoon was Patty Cook, who did a musical program called “Women of the Country.” There were no May ...

Pearl City Jazz Big Band To Perform At Allen Park Bandshell Wednesday

The Pearl City Jazz big band, led by Razz Rasmusson, will be in concert at the Allen Park bandshell on Wednesday, June 20. The 18-piece band will perform a two-hour blend of classic swing and modern big band jazz including numbers by Glenn Miller, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Santana, Chuck ...

Fluvanna Free Library Holds Ladies Tea

The Fluvanna Free Library held a ladies tea recently. In celebration of the Royal Wedding the ladies, aged two and up, dressed in their finest hats and toasted the happy couple with a variety of teas, finger sandwiches and cookies. Afterward, each made a silt flower centerpiece to take home. ...

Fredonia Math Students Recognized

FREDONIA — The State University at Fredonia Department of Mathematical Sciences recently held its annual awards banquet. Several local students were recognized, including: Lindsey Aldrich of Dunkirk received the Dr. James McKenna Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Award, and ...

Mayville Senior Citizens Meeting Held

A lovely luncheon of assorted dishes was enjoyed by 41 Senior Citizens on June 7 at the Mayville VFW. Before the meeting began, a representative of Office for the Aging explained about the Aging Mastery Program to be held Wednesdays, Aug 29. thru Sept. 26 1-3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church ...

Humane Society To Offer Healthy Pet Clinics

The Chautauqua County Humane Society announces its new community program, a series of Healthy Pet Clinics for the public. The first clinic will be held Saturday, June 23, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will ...

State Attorney General Highlights Student Loan Forgiveness Program

NEW YORK — Barbara D. Underwood, state attorney general, is making federal student loan borrowers aware of a new temporary expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Borrowers who were turned down for public service loan forgiveness because some or all of their repayments ...

Washington Middle Names SOM

Aislynn Johnson is in fifth grade and is the daughter of Lindsay Johnson and Casey Luce. She likes to draw and read in her spare time. Her favorite subjects in school are library and math. She wants to thank her fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Powers for making a big difference in her life. In the ...

State Comptroller Audits School Safety Measures

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has begun audits of the state Education Department and the New York City Department of Education to determine if they are doing enough to ensure schools have adequate and up-to-date safety plans in the event of a school shooting or major emergency. “The ...

Jamestown Grad Inducted Into Psi Chi Colby College Chapter

Andrea Swiderski, a 2016 Jamestown High School graduate, has been inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, Colby College Chapter. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of “encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the ...

Karbacka Recognized By State School Board Assn.

Nina Karbacka, Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education member, was recognized by the New York School Boards Association’s School Board U’s Mastery Award at a recent Board of Education meeting by Paul Abbott, board president. The NYSSBA Board Mastery Award acknowledges the time and ...

Access Channel 5 Programming For Saturday Through June 22

Defenders of Freedom will air at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., featuring interviews of World War II veterans Morton Williams, Ed Derby, John Nordine, Winifred Seeley, Basil Spitale, George Hanson, Herman Leonard and Andy Portman. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guests Annie ...

Herbicide Treatment To End Today

DEC-permitted herbicide treatments targeting the invasive/non-native Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed began in Chautauqua Lake on Monday. A total of 90 acres was scheduled to be treated in six areas along the shoreline at Midway Park, Sunset/Warner Bay and Bemus Bay in the town of ...