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Peebles To Close Dunkirk Location Next Month

Another department store will be closing its doors in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area next month. A spokeswoman from Stage Stores Inc. confirmed that the Peebles location on Vineyard Drive, which has been opened since 2007, will close on Jan. 20. The department store chain has locations throughout ...

Sentence Upheld For Frewsburg Man

A Frewsburg man sent to Pennsylvania state prison for receiving stolen property has had a request for reconsideration of his sentence denied. Jaime Lee Condella, 40, was charged with Jamie Delbert Crick, 41, Youngsville, following a burglary on Jan. 6 on Samuelson Road in Sugar Grove ...

County Inundated With Gun Certification Inquiries

The recertification of pistol and revolver licenses is not something the county pistol permit office can handle, according to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace. While the office remains able to answer some questions pertaining to pistol permits or other information, the recertification is ...

Parent Fights For Transparency At Pine Valley

SOUTH DAYTON — Concerned parent Darlene Silleman addressed the Pine Valley Board of Education during a recent meeting, requesting that both the superintendent and the board improve the line of communication with the public regarding a recent rash of teacher departures from the ...

Featured guests on the 68th episode of WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” are pictured during episode’s live taping at Shawbucks on Monday night. From left are: Steve Piper, singer-songwriter from Rochester; Ken Hardley, program host; and the Moonshine Rhythm Club, a Nashville-based outfit specializing in old-school swing and jazz.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ Hosts Successful Event At Shawbucks

Against a backdrop of a brightly lit downtown Jamestown, the stage area of Shawbucks briefly took on the guise of an early 20th-century nightclub Monday evening. The illusory transformation occurred as a result of the live taping of performances by Nashville’s Moonshine Rhythm Club and ...

Pictured is the interior of Decorators Gallery.

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation: Shop Local This Holiday Season

Giving gifts is a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Psychologists have determined that it is often the giver, rather than the receiver, who reaps the biggest gains from the act. This time ...

Alliance To Develop Five-Year Strategy For Watershed Projects

County Executive Vince Horrigan announced that the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance has selected EcoLogic LLC to develop a Five Year Implementation Strategy. Horrigan, in a Monday Morning Memo, said the strategy will prioritize longterm watershed projects as well as annual lake ...

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Winter Wonderland

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood will host Christmas in the Village on Saturday. The community event will include holiday shopping with craft and gift vendors located under an outdoor tent in the former Wilson Farms parking lot and the Lakewood Memorial Library until 4 p.m. Complimentary merchant ...

CRCF Asks Community To Give Thanks, Awards $5,000

This holiday season, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation asked community members to give thanks to organizations making a difference in the region. From Nov. 1-20, the Foundation hosted a #GiveThanks campaign and collected the community’s responses on their website. On Nov. 28, ...

Kevin M. Sanvidge, administrative director/CEO of Chautauqua County IDA and director of the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, will retire Dec. 15.

Sanvidge Announces Retirement From Chautauqua County IDA

Chautauqua County’s Industrial Development Agency director is completing his time in the job on Dec. 15. Kevin M. Sanvidge, administrative director/CEO of Chautauqua County IDA and director of the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, took over the office May ...

Jamestown Man Awaiting Trial Eligible For Bail

WARREN, Pa. — A Jamestown man who has been in Warren County Jail for more than a year without a trial is eligible for bail. Jordan T. Adams, 31, of Jamestown, went to trial in January on charges related to allegedly passing counterfeit $50 bills at the 2014 Warren County Fair. That was ...

Petition For School Resource Officer Circulating In Fredonia

FREDONIA — Those who feel a resource officer is needed at the Fredonia Central School District can make their voices heard through an online petition. Julie LaGrow was one of a few individuals who attended last week’s Fredonia Board of Education meeting to discuss the reinstatement of a ...

The Secret Cubby of Antiques on Main Street in Findley Lake, is decorated for the holiday season. Christmas Through the Village begins today and will go through Sunday. 
Photo by David Prenatt

‘Christmas Through The Village’ Returns To Findley Lake

Although “Christmas Through the Village” has been a tradition of the holiday season in Findley Lake for many years, visitors to the weekend event can always find something new. “We keep doing different, new and exciting,” said Nancy Sonney, proprietor of the Secret Cubby of ...

Koinonia Christian Fellowship To Host Nighttime Concert Sunday

Koinonia Christian Fellowship invites music lovers of all kinds to a nighttime performance on Sunday. The Rev. Ron Lemon of Koinonia Christian Fellowship said the church will host the Jeff Horth Project for a contemporary Christian rock concert at 6 p.m. Lemon said the concert will be held ...

Jim Pullan Jr., owner of Jamestown Mattress, receives the Small Business of the Tournament award from Hannah Hawkins, Web.com sponsorships manager, at the LECOM Health Challenge golf tournament at Peek’n Peak Resort in July. Jamestown Mattress is now in the running to win $25,000 worth of Web.com online marketing products and services in an online voting competition alongside 19 other small businesses across the country.
P-J file photo by Gavin Paterniti

Jamestown Mattress Vying For $25K Award In National Competition

A local, family owned business is now in the running for a national award following recognition at the regional level earlier this year. Web.com has announced Jamestown Mattress as a Top 20 finalist in its national Small Business of the Tour award, in which it will compete with 19 other small ...

The local Blue Star Mothers group is looking for last-second donations for their annual Christmas care package drive. 
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Blue Star Mothers In Need Of Items For Troops

A small token of appreciation goes a long way when it comes to Blue Star Mothers' Christmas care packages. The Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie NY 4 chapter are gearing up for their biggest care package campaign, but have fallen short on goods to stock the boxes. The group is looking for more ...

State Announces Funding For Parks To Add, Improve Playgrounds

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that $2.6 million is being committed to build or improve 12 playgrounds at 10 State Parks across New York — as part of a goal to modernize 100 State Park playgrounds as part of the NY Park 2020 initiative. “In every corner of this great state, we ...

Seal Request Approved In Warren County Homicide Case

WARREN, Pa. — Information regarding the case of a Chandlers Valley man accused of killing his wife in June has been sealed. Attorney Rob Kinnear, who was appointed to represent Matthew B. White, requested that information regarding requests for funds he uses to hire experts for the case be ...

Health Care Action Team Discusses Drug Forum, Next Steps

The Health Care Action Team is already discussing the next steps in curtailing the community’s addiction problems. On Thursday, HCAT discussed the educational drug forum they presented, along with the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County and the American Association of University ...

Randolph’s Country Christmas weekend kicks-off Friday and runs through Sunday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be the star attractions of the Christmas parade, Saturday at 6 p.m.
Photo by Deb Everts

Arriving In Style

RANDOLPH — The spirit of the season is expected to return over the weekend with Randolph’s Country Christmas Activities begin Friday at the East Randolph United Methodist Church where members will present their Living Nativity at 7 p.m. The presentation will be repeated on Saturday at 7 ...