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Randolph Grads Meet For 45-Year Reunion

RANDOLPH — The largest graduating class from Randolph Central School reunited recently for their 45-year class reunion. The informal gathering was held at the Randolph American Legion Pavilion. Janet Stahley Huntington, chairwoman for the event, welcomed the 22 classmates, including some ...

Jamestown Interim Superintendent Attends Final Board Meeting

Sylvia Root, the Jamestown Public Schools District interim superintendent, attended her last board meeting in her position Tuesday. The Jamestown Board of Education held a reception in her honor. Patrick Slagle, board vice-president, said the district was thankful for all she had done during ...

Grants Help Improve Ashville Library

ASHVILLE — Grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Blossom Fund and Fund for the Region have helped the Ashville Free Library create a comfortable, family friendly, interactive space that encourages learning through play for young children and their caretakers. The ...

Jazz Concert Series Set For Friday

On Friday, the Jazz Concert Series at the Infinity Arts Cafe, 302 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature An Evening with 4 Hip Gents at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored in part by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. There is no admission price. An offering will be accepted. 4 Hip ...

‘Active Parenting Now’ Classes Begin Aug. 30

The “Active Parenting Now” program for parents of children ages 5-12 is being offered free of charge through a partnership between Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council and Mental Health Association. “Active Parenting Now” sessions will be held at the Mental Health ...

Sheriff’s Mounted Division Accepts Westfield-Mayville Rotary Donation

Miles of equestrian trails and the need for a headquarters and staging area for volunteer horse patrols of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division Association (CCSOMDA) were topics David DeJoe, CCSOMDA Project Manager, highlighted in the Aug. 8 program during the Rotary Club ...

Donations Needed For Ride-4-Adam Dice Run

WARREN, Pa. — The Ride 4 Adam Dice Run is slated for Sept. 9 in Warren, Pa. The event was created to benefit Adam Albaugh, 23, former resident of Warren. Albaugh was assaulted on June 26 while in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. for a work assignment. The attack caused him to suffer a brain injury ...

Jefferson Middle Schoolers Donate To Mental Health Assn.

Jefferson Middle School fifth-graders in Gina Hess’ class raised $1,000 for the Mental Health Association at The Gateway Center in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Students sold green lollipops and fidget spinners after school hours. In addition, students held a Walk-a-Thon at ...

JHS Marching Band To Hold Community Preview Night

Jamestown High School’s Red Raider Marching Band will hold its annual Community Preview Night at 8 p.m. Thursday on the field behind Jamestown High School. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the free Community Preview Night to learn more about the marching band program and see ...

DiNapoli Targets ‘Unscrupulous Repair Shops’

The state Department of Motor Vehicles has not done enough to prevent automotive repair shops and inspection stations from operating without valid registrations, putting consumers at an increased risk to be scammed by dishonest businesses, according to a recent audit Thomas P. DiNapoli, state ...

Southwestern Grad Receives Full Ride To Paris Architectural School

Nicole Pearson, a 2008 graduate of Southwestern Central School, has been awarded a full scholarship to the Anthony Tappe Fountainbleau architectural school in Paris, France, where she spent the summer. Pearson is a student at Boston Architectural College, where she is pursuing her master’s ...

Youth Program Visits Randolph Fish Hatchery

The Great Valley Youth Program recently visited the Randolph Fish Hatchery, where the youth learned interesting fish facts and were able to feed the fish. Ellicottville Central School supplied the bus.

Quilt Guild Awards Annual Scholarship

The Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild recently awarded their annual scholarship to Kelsey Kraft a 2017 graduate of Warren High School. She will be attending Westminster College this fall. Pictured are Nancy Anderson of the Scholarship Committee and Kelsey.

Kiwanis Honors ‘Terrific Kids’

The Falconer Kiwanis recently held a dinner to honor their terrific kids and their families. Each month a middle school student is chosen by their teachers and other staff members for this honor. It is a huge honor to be chosen for this award. Anyone is interested in joining the Falconer ...

G.A. Family Services To Host Series Of Foster Parent Classes

Families interested in becoming a short or long-term foster home are encouraged to attend G.A. Family Services’ Foster Parent Classes beginning at the end of this month. The 10-class series aims to educate community members on what it takes to become a foster parent or foster family and to ...

So Much To Experience At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Imagine how delightful it would be in an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarch Butterflies. You can experience even more delights at the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., you can hand-feed the butterflies or wander over ...

Chinese Photographer To Visit St. Bonaventure, JCC

ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University will welcome Chinese photographer and writer Zola Cao to campus as the Lenna Visiting Scholar. Cao will visit St. Bonaventure and Jamestown Community College for lectures and classroom discussions and an exhibition of his photography, “We, The ...

Enjoy A Cocktail At Audubon’s Monarchs And Margaritas

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is for adults only. Three years ago Audubon Community Nature Center staff decided it would be fun to add a new twist to the all-day Saturday event with its activities for all ages. Since then Friday evening has been Monarchs ...

Lake Shore Center For The Arts Presents ‘Harvest Moon’

WESTFIELD — The Lake Shore Center for the Arts will host the premiere of the multimedia play, “Harvest Moon,” at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and Sept. 6 in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield. The church is also home of Lake Shore Center for the Arts, which is located on the ...

Chautauqua Institution Presents Our Changing Relationship With Food

As summer comes to an end, Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Nine of its 2017 season. The week, which begins today and concludes Sunday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Chef Jacques Pepin, Professor Marion Nestle, Chef Bryant Terry, ...