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Students at Frewsburg Central School District recently participated in the Veteran’s Book Project, a traveling exhibit of books which contain the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
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Stories Of Iraq, Afghanistan Exhibit Visits Local School

FREWSBURG — Frewsburg High School students were recently given the opportunity to read firsthand accounts of life in wartime Iraq and Afghanistan. Students in 10th grade English Language Arts and Global Studies participated in the Veteran’s Book Project in the Frewsburg High School ...

The new UCAN City Mission invited the public to an open house Saturday. Jim Quattrone, mission executive director, said the mission is moving forward and could not have done so without the help of many volunteers. Pictured are Susan Rowley, State Sen. Cathy Young representative, and Quattrone. 
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UCAN City Mission Shows Off Improvements In Open House

Mission windows that were once dark were lit once more, and the door that was once locked was thrown open in welcome on Saturday. The UCAN City Mission formerly the Union Gospel Mission, held an open house for the public to give people a chance to view the improvements that have been made ...

The Village Dance Studio is planning its “Dash of Color 5K Fun Run” and chicken barbecue to benefit the studio’s Disney Dancers.

Village Dance Studio Ready For ‘Dash Of Color 5K Fun Run’

RANDOLPH — In support of its Disney Dancers, the Village Dance Studio of Randolph is planning its second annual “Dash of Color 5K Fun Run” that will take place Saturday with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants may register anytime up to the day of the race, as well as at the ...

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Annual Starflight, Starry Night Event Scheduled For June

Thanks to a bevy of local sponsors, Starflight and its dedicated team of heroes will again take center stage at the annual “Starflight, Starry Night” gala in June. The fundraiser and awareness event, which aims to raise money for Starflight and its lifesaving transport service, will ...

Cast memebers of “Least Resistance” perform Friday at the Jamestown Willow Bay Theater. 
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‘Least Resistance’ Opens At Willow Bay Theater

“Least Resistance,” an original work by British-born Richard Olson — Walter opened on the stage of the Jamestown Willow Bay Theater Friday compelling the audience to reflect on a dozen or more compelling gut wrenching stories about drug addiction with hope in recovery. It is an anthology ...

‘Non-Fred Fest’ Begins In Fredonia

FREDONIA — The annual celebration of what is now referred to as “Not-Fred Fest” was in full swing Friday night in the village of Fredonia. Downtown was crowded with young adults ready to party — whether it be to celebrate the end of the semester or just to enjoy an evening out with ...

PA Man Receives Life Sentence In 2016 Shooting Death Case

WARREN, Pa. — James A. McDaniel will spend the rest of his life in state prison. On Friday, McDaniel entered a plea of guilty to a charge of murder in the first degree in the February 2016 death of Marcus Mattson in Russell, Pa. In exchange for the plea, District Attorney Rob Greene ...

From left, Nathan Bailey, Esquire Cleaners owner, and Tyler Carroll, Esquire Cleaners manager, in front of Esquire Cleaners, located at 302 E. Second St., Jamestown. Bailey, who is the new owner of Esquire Cleaners, has made changes like now accepting credit cards since taking over operations from previous owner, Linda Crossley.
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New Esquire Cleaners: ‘Where You Have A Name And Not A Number’

The new owner of Esquire Cleaners has big plans for the downtown full-service dry cleaning and laundry service provider. Those big plans, however, won’t change the No. 1 goal that has kept the long-time business operating in downtown Jamestown. “Our motto is where you have a name and ...

Local Fire Departments To Participate In RecruitNY Campaign

More than a dozen fire departments in Chautauqua County will participate in the seventh annual RecruitNY campaign this weekend. The statewide initiative, which allows the public to tour fire stations, try on turnout gear and participate in a variety of activities and demonstrations, aims to ...

Front row, from left, are Cathy Moots, Sharon Matson, Elva Duckworth and Sandy Bogey. Back row, from left, are Julie Franco, Deb Kathman, Anne Hedin and Carol Dixon. Not pictured are Joyce Golden and Gail Davis.

United Way Honors Women2Women Volunteer Coaches

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County will host its annual Volunteer of the Year reception at the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown today. Every year, United Way hosts the event to honor those who give back to the community. Nine Women2Women volunteer ...

From left, Nancy Smith, Janet Laurin, Michelle Lutgen and Sherry Lewis interact with some feline friends at the Humane Society.

TRC Volunteers Prove Indispensable To Local Organizations

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to recognize those millions of Americans, including thousands in Chautauqua County, who give their time to a cause close to their heart. As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to a community that’s given so much to them, ...

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Cemetery Assn. To Hold Meeting Mt. Olivet Cemetery will host its annual meeting Monday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Chicken Dinner Set For Sunday SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue at the Sinclairville Firehall this Sunday beginning at ...

Dems Advising Candidates To Wait On Announcing

The 2017 election in Chautauqua County will see over 150 races ranging from county positions and village mayors to city council seats and town supervisors. With Election Day still months away, county Democratic Party leaders are advising their candidates to hold their announcements until ...

Prendergast Library Board Approves Strategic Plan

With a large funding cut and no new revenues coming their way, the James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees has created a new strategic plan on how to serve the public through the year 2020. On Thursday, the library board approved the new strategic plan that they started working on ...

Library Approves RFP For Reconfiguration

The James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees has taken the first step to possibly reconfigure their service areas. On Thursday, the library board approved sending request for proposals to area architectural firms to develop plans for the possible reconfiguration of the service areas in the ...

Alley Acquisition Leaves Neighbors Squabbling

The rights to the unnamed alley between Woodland and Lindsey Avenue led to two neighbors squabbling during Jamestown City Council voting session meeting Monday. Since December, city officials have been discussing the proposed abandonment of the 16-by-100 foot alley to be deeded to a nearby ...

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United Way Recognizes Local Volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, which starts today, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is recognizing some of its community partners’ volunteers and the impact they make on the community. On Thursday, the United Way will host a volunteer appreciation event at 5 p.m. at the ...

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Infinity To Host Jean And Friends Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will host Barbara Jean and Friends at the Infinity Arts Cafe at 7 p.m. Friday for the Jazz at Infinity series. Barbara Jean will sing a variety of songs from the Great American Songbook accompanied by Dalt Berringer, Lloyd ...

Democrats Searching For Reed Opponent

The 2016 race for Congress saw U.S. Rep. Tom Reed prevail for a fourth term. With the outcome in the books, a new race begins as Democrats regroup to find the next candidate to challenge the Republican congressman from Corning. Recently, Democratic leaders across the sprawling 23rd ...

BPU Receives 2016 Audit

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities heard from their accounting firm about last year’s audit. On Monday, Laura Landers, Freed Maxick certified public accountants director, presented the 2016 year-end audit to the board, which included providing detailed financial statements for each of ...