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Job Corps

To Host Tour

CASSADAGA – The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the health care and construction industries as well as High School Equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma. Training in certified nurse’s aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical are available as well as the advanced training for licensed practical nursing. The academy will accept young adults, age 16-24, that are committed to a rigorous education and training program. Applicants can apply for on-center living or off-center living, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted. Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz by calling 595-4298 or by email to Pietrkiewicz.mike@jobcorps.org for more information. For more information interested applicants can also visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov.

Library Inviting Children Saturday

FINDLEY LAKE – The Alexander Findley Community Library, 2883 North Road, Findley Lake, will take part in National Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. with stories, crafts, snacks and themed activities. Regular library hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, call the library at 769-6568 or visit findleylakelibrary.weebly.com.

Myers Taking Part In Event

FREWSBURG – The Myers Memorial Library will participate in Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The library staff has groundhog-related activities and snacks planned for the morning since Sunday is Groundhog Day. Children will have the opportunity to make a groundhog puppet and decorate their own Punxsutawney Phil cupcake. For more information call the library at 569-5515.

YMCA Offers Baby-Sitting Clinic

The Jamestown YMCA will be holding a baby-sitting clinic for boys and girls, ages 11-16. The clinic will be held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown YMCA. The clinic will instruct participants about the responsibilities involved in caring for younger children including child development, safety, emergency response and more. The clinic is taught by experienced instructors who have knowledge in child development, health and overall care of children. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone but can be made at the YMCA Welcome Center. For more information contact the YMCA at 664-2802 or visit www.jamestownymca.org.

Celoron Accepting Taxes Saturday

CELORON – Michael Erlandson, Ellicott town clerk, will be at Celoron Village Hall to collect town and county taxes on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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WCA To Sponsor Jewelry Sale

The WCA Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Park Lane Jewelry sale on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Lobby of WCA Hospital, located at 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown. Proceeds from the event will benefit the hospital. Cash, checks and most credit cards will be accepted. The jewelry company will feature a variety of costume jewelry including necklaces, watches, bracelets, pierced earrings, anklets, pins and colorful jewelry for every season. For additional information on the jewelry sale, please contact Elizabeth DeRosa, WCA Hospital volunteer coordinator, at 664-8224.

Salamanca Board To Meet

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Friday. This meeting will be held in the Superintendent’s Office at 8 a.m. and the board of education does project to take action.

Urban Poultry Roundtable Set

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will host two outstanding 4-H Poultry Project members who will be discussing the requirements for keeping chickens in an urban setting. The meeting will be held Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. Learn about proper animal care, local code requirements, how to build adequate housing, and how the 4-H Poultry Project helps local youth enrolled in the program. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for more information at 664-9502.

Library Day Set For Saturday

BROCTON – The third annual Take Your Child to the Library Day will be held on Saturday in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are encouraged to explore the library and see the many things it has to offer patrons of all ages. Children can participate in activities and earn prizes. For more information, call the library at 792-9418.

Auxiliary Meeting Set For Feb. 10

The Rod & Gun Club auxiliary meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and salute past presidents. Greeters will be Jan and Wanda McKotch. Helpers will be Sandy Carlson and Coralyn Boehler. Theresa Perrin and Nancy Rasumssen will provide refreshments. Entertainment will be by Chuck Guiffre.

Valentine’s Day Event Planned

SOUTH DAYTON – A Valentine’s Day Celebration, benefiting the new community park and playground project, will be held on Feb. 8. Charlie and Debbie’s Country Store in South Dayton will host a breakfast special; Zollinger’s Restaurant, a lunch special of beef on weck and potato salad and Capozzi’s Too, will take 10 percent off lunch for two. The South Dayton Firebells will hold a spaghetti dinner and movie from 3-6 p.m. in the firehall which will be decorated by Melinda Frederickson. Children will be able to make Valentine crafts in the South Dayton Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets for a drawing, benefiting the project, will be available from The South Dayton Community Organization. Several businesses including The Mustardseed and the Cattaraugus County Bank have Valentine hearts available for $1 each.

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Library Meeting Is Tonight

ELLINGTON – The Farman Free Library has its monthly board meeting tonight at 7 in the community room.

Fenton Business Meeting Is Feb. 5

The annual business meeting of the Fenton History Center will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Fenton Mansion, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. All current members of the Fenton Historical Society are invited to attend. The meeting will take place on the first floor of the mansion. The membership will be electing officers to serve the 2014-15 term.

Swim Classes

To Begin Feb. 3

The Winfred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown is currently registering participants for Infant-Toddler Swim classes. Classes are for children 6 months to 5 years of age. The next eight-week session begins on Monday, Feb. 3, and will run Mondays through March 31. There will be no classes during spring break (Feb. 17). The cost for the Infant Toddler Swim class is $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child. The program is designed for children under 5 and they must have an adult swim with them. Sessions are 45 minutes long and there are three class times: 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. For more information and to register, call the Boys & Girls Club at 664-2902.

Pet Loss Group To Meet Feb. 4

The Chautauqua County Humane Society sponsored Pet Loss Bereavement Group meets Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, in the second floor conference room. Losing a pet hurts. Area residents are encouraged to come share their grief and provide support to others who are coping with the death of their pets. The group is facilitated by Roberta Thompson, MSW; Maggie Irwin, LMSW; and Jennifer Morse, RVT, and meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Empire State To Hold Info Session

State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Jamestown location, Community Services Center, Jamestown Community College, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 686-7850.

Hootenanny To Be Held Feb. 7

Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Cafe will be the site of a 1960s-style hootenanny on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7-8:30 p.m., hosted by the popular local folk music duo, Doc & Bill. Admission is free, and persons of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend, as are those who simply want to enjoy the experience of hearing others sing and play. Musicians of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to come and sing or play with the group. While the traditional instruments used are acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and fiddles, any instrument not requiring sound amplification is welcome. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own songs to teach to the group. For more information, call 664-0991, email info@infinityperformingarts.org or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/.

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Cornell Co-Op

To Close Monday

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will be closed on Monday due to mechanical issues. They will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Panama Board To Meet Monday

PANAMA – The Panama Central School Board of Education will hold its scheduled board meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the boardroom. This meeting is open to the public.

Lakewood Board To Meet Monday

LAKEWOOD – The Village of Lakewood board of trustees will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the village board room. The public is invited to attend. A work session will precede the regular meeting at 6 p.m.

Evolution Film

To Air Thursday

Veritas First will present “Evolution vs. God,” a video of students and professors on secular university campuses struggling to answer questions on why they believe evolution is true. The video will be followed by discussion. It will be shown at the James Prendergast Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Veritas First is a local apologetics group defending the truth of scripture from Genesis to Revelation.

Food Truck To Deliver Wednesday

ASHVILLE – The Western NY Food Express Truck that was canceled Jan. 7 due to weather has been rescheduled for Wednesday at the Ashville United Methodist Church. Hours are noon to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. This express truck is a make-up for the date canceled and will not affect the one set for Tuesday, Feb. 4. The following ZIP codes are accepted at this site: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785 and during the winter months Clymer 14724 and Sherman 14781. Please bring proof that you reside at one of the above zip codes and your own bags or boxes.

Winterfest

Set For Feb. 1

BEMUS POINT – Winterfest to benefit the snowmobile clubs of Chautauqua County will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from noon-7 p.m. at Bemus Point Golf Course, 72 Main St., Bemus Point. Activities featured will be a groomed demo snowmobile course, groomer rides by the Ellery Sno-Cruisers, a vintage snowmobile show, drink and food specials, cross-country skiing, cornhole, sledding and a 50/50 drawing. A snow volleyball tournament, snowman contest, golf contest, costume contest and snowmobile parade will also take place. For more information visit the Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Services page on Facebook.

Library Now Accepting Books

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Library is now accepting book donations during library hours for the July 11-12 Book Sale. The books may be hardcover or paperback books. They need to be clean, in good condition and recent. Adult and children’s books are accepted. The library does not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, bibles, condensed books or crossword/puzzle books. The library will accept DVDs, complete puzzles and audiobooks. For more information, call 386-2274.

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Choir Reunion Set For Today

CHAUTAUQUA – The Chautauqua Seasonal Sunday Choir and the daily Motet Choir will meet for a reunion beginning today through Sunday at Chautauqua Institution. On Sunday, the choirs will sing at the 10:45 a.m. service in the Hurlbut Community United Methodist Church at the institution. All are welcome to attend.

4-H Dog Program To Meet Tuesday

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is working to unfold another year of youth programming. The 4-H dog program accepts members ages 8-19 who have an interest in dogs or have dogs they are interested in learning how to train. The 4-H dog program offers training and dog showing experience. The program hosts several shows at 4-H Acres in Stockton. These shows allow youth to demonstrate their hard work and pets’ skills. The 4-H dog program accepts new member from Oct. 1 to April 1 and encourages anyone with an interest to join them at their next educational class on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center in Jamestown. The topic for this class will be Therapy Dogs. If you have additional questions about the 4-H dog program you can contact the volunteer chair of the Dog Committee, Steve Tenpas at 761-6842.

Seniors To

Meet For Coffee

Jamestown Senior Center members will meet for coffee and cookies on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Sue Colwell, of St. Susan Center, will be the guest speaker.

Library To Host Annual Reception

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be holding its annual Thank You Reception on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. This is an opportunity for the library board members and staff to thank the community, patrons and friends for their support. Board members and staff will be providing light refreshments. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 1-8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. The phone number is 569-5515, and the website is myersmemoriallibrary.weebly.com.

JRC To Host Open House

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation invites the public to a volunteer appreciation reception and open house to celebrate achievements made possible by the generous contributions of time and energy from community volunteers. This informal event will include hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. It will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center.

TOPS Members Weigh In

Thirty-eight TOPS 721 Jamestown members met recently best losers were Cathy Bossler and Cecelia Brisley, TOPS, and Diane Anderson, KOPS. Mary Jo Caldwell received free dues. Prize winners were JoAnne Anderson and Imogene Truax. Ms. Anderson presented a program on taking charge of reactions to the negative and positive in our lives. Chapter weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m. each Thursday, followed by a meeting, in the Kidder United Methodist Church, corner of South Main Street and Cole Avenue. For more information call 763-4626.

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AOC?To Hold Cookout Sunday

CLARENDON, Pa. – On Sunday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hold its annual winter cookout and ski or hike at Chapman State Park in Clarendon. Hikers/skiers will meet at 1 p.m. at the first pavilion from the dam. The popular turkey cookout meal, prepared by Dennis Anderson, will be at the same pavilion at 3:30 p.m. Participants should bring a dish to pass, a beverage, and their own table service. For more information call Anderson in Jamestown at 969-9772. All AOC events are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of events go to alleghenyoutdoorclub.org.

SOUPer Bowl Sunday Is Set

LAKEWOOD – Approximately 20 area restaurants and caterers are donating their time and talents to create homemade soups which will be sampled by all those attending SOUPer Bowl Sunday on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 433 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood. All those attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Participants will include the winner of SOUPer Bowl II – Elegant Edibles (Chicken Wing Soup) and the winner of SOUPer Bowl I – Gametime Sports Bar & Grill, as well as Cibo, Ashville General Store, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, Bob Evans, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, La Scala, Scallion Bistro, Sandee’s Bakery and Deli, Lighthouse Cafe, Coach’s Corner Inn, Murdocks, Wing City Grille, Lakewood American Legion Post 1286, B & B Caterers, Shawbucks Press Room Restaurant, Webb’s Captain’s Table and See-Zurh House.

Falconer Seniors To Meet Monday

FALCONER – Falconer Senior Citizens will meet in the Town of Ellicott Building, North Work Street, Falconer, on Monday, at noon. Members attending should take hors’doeuvres. Coffee will be served. The theme of the meeting is ”Let’s get acquainted with our neighbor.”

Infinity To Hold Orientation

The next Infinity New Student Orientation Session will be held Monday at 6:15 p.m. All students and families interested in learning more about Infinity or signing up for lessons or classes are invited to attend one of the orientation sessions, which are scheduled monthly throughout the year. Orientation sessions last 30-45 minutes and consist of a short video about Infinity, a tour of the Infinity facility, an opportunity to speak with Infinity staff followed by scheduling for new lessons. Contact Infinity with questions at 664-0991 or info@infinityperformingarts.org. Visit infinityperformingarts.org for more information.

TEA?Party

Patriots?To Meet

LAKEWOOD – Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots will hold its monthly general meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lakewood American Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood. Tammy Schack, small business owner, will highlight her business. Trans Pacific Partnership, a massive expansion of NAFTA, will be discussed because it submerges our sovereignty into the World Trade Organization. Other topics to be covered: National Tea Party call to block IRS regulations against tea parties, and income equality or redistribution of wealth. The public is invited to attend.

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Salamanca Board To Meet

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting today. This will be an executive session for the purpose of purposed acquisition of real property. This meeting will be held in the superintendent’s office at 7 p.m. and the Board of Education does project to take action after executive session.

Prendergast

To Close Friday

Prendergast Library will be closed Friday for a staff in-service day. Regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.

4-H To Hold Spaghetti Dinner

The Chautauqua County 4-H Beef Program, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension, is having its annual “Joe Conti’s Famous” Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday at the Fluvanna Firehall, Fluvanna Avenue Extension, Jamestown from 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, drink and dessert. The cost is $7 pre-sale and $8 at the door. Takeouts are available.

Westside?Women To Meet Friday

New officers will be presented when the Westside Women’s Club meets in Bethel Lutheran Church on Friday at 1 p.m. Hostesses will be Madelyn Olson, Cecile Wilson and Jane Minton. A collection of $15 dues will be taken. Members attending should take nonperishable food items and gently used clothing for the church community outreach. Twenty members and five guests attended a recent lunch. A musical program was presented by The Chautauqua Shores.

South Dayton Dems To Meet

SOUTH DAYTON – The Village of South Dayton Democratic Party Caucus will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the South Dayton Village Library to nominate candidates for village offices. Candidates will be nominated for the two village trustee positions with two-year terms each.

YWCA?To Hold Aging Seminar

The YWCA Westfield will host a free seminar on “Successful Aging and Options Open to You.” on Thursday at 10 a.m. Presenter will be Melanie Titzel, Ph. D, vice president of Parkside Living Community in Northeast, Pa. Titzel has more than 20 years experience working in senior living communities. She will be talking on safe, affordable living alternatives for seniors looking to maintain their independence. There is no charge for the seminar but seating is limited so reservations are requested. Please call 326-2011 to reserve your spot. The YWCA Westfield is located at 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Parking is available next to the building and the building in handicapped-accessible through the parking lot entrance.

Falconer Girls To Hold Breakfast

FALCONER – The Falconer girls basketball team will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebees in Lakewood. Money raised will help the girls attend both team camp and participate in summer league. Tickets are $5 each. Tickets are available from players or at Applebees on Saturday. For more information, email Emily Scholeno at EScholeno@falcon.wnyric.org.

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Town Looking Into Delivery Problem

CARROLL – The Town of Carroll Clerk’s Office has received numerous phone calls from residents that have not received their town and county tax bills. The tax bills were mailed Jan. 9. There seems to be an issue with the delivery of mail in the Frewsburg (14738) area. The town clerk has been in contact with the Frewsburg post office, as well as the USPS customer service investigative office, and this issue is being investigated. If you have not received your town and county tax bill from the town of Carroll, call the clerk’s office as soon as possible at 568-5365.

Training Series Planned At JCC

Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus will offer a noncredit supervisory training series on Fridays, Feb. 7 through April 11. Sessions, led by experienced supervisors from various employment sectors, examine timely topics for current, new and prospective supervisors. Classes meet from 1-3 p.m. Time and stress management, employee motivation and performance, legal aspects of supervision, communication skills, and problem solving and decision making are among the topics that will be explored. Tuition is $299. To register, call JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

Myers Library Group To Meet

FREWSBURG – The Myers Memorial Library Association will be holding its annual meeting Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the library’s community room. Membership is open to town of Carroll residents with annual dues of $1. One item on the agenda is the presentation of the proposed 2014 budget. For more information, call the library at 569-5515. The library hours are Monday-Wednesday 1-8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.

SCOPE To Gather Tuesday

MAYVILLE – Shooters Committee on Political Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the VFW Post, 10 Memorial Drive, Mayville. Speaker will be Steve Alvstadt, New York SCOPE president. He will discuss new laws coming into effect as well as the agenda for SCOPE statewide. This is an important year for SCOPE because of 2014 mid-term elections as well as for governor. New signs will be available to members concerning protection of Second Amendment rights. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend.

Soil & Water To Meet Wednesday

The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District directors will hold their regular meeting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at their offices in the Northcrest Business Park, 220 Fluvanna Ave., Suite 600, Jamestown.

Salamanca AARP Directors To Meet

KILLBUCK – The Board of Directors of the Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will meet on Wednesday at noon at the Pyramid Inn in Killbuck. The “Volunteer of the Year” Committee will meet directly after the board meeting. Members are requested to call Rosetta Quattrone at 945-1843 to make reservations for the luncheon meeting.

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Jamestown Native Moves Up

Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced the promotion of Tom Mazzurco of Jamestown as the area rental manager for the southtowns and Southern Tier of Western New York. He is responsible for supervising facilities and staff for all locations in Hamburg, Orchard Park, Fredonia, Jamestown and Olean. Mazzurco is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia.

Board Chairman To Retire April 1

WILLIAMSVILLE – National Fuel Gas Company recently announced that David F. Smith, executive chairman of the board, has indicated his intention to retire, effective April 1. Smith will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors.

“National Fuel is today a better company for its employees, its investors, and the customers we serve because of Dave’s leadership and dedication,” said Ronald J. Tanski, president and chief executive officer. “During his five years as CEO, Dave established the current course of the company, focusing attention and significant resources on development in the Marcellus Shale as Seneca Resources Corporation’s total production nearly tripled and the company’s pipeline business commenced an historic, transformational realignment. Under his direction, the company continued to prioritize and invest in pipeline safety, system reliability and all levels of customer service.”

Smith joined National Fuel in 1978 and had been chief executive officer from February 2008 to March 2013. He was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2007 and named chairman of the board in 2010. During his more than 35-year tenure with the company he has served as president of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, Empire Pipeline Inc., and National Fuel Resources Inc.

National Fuel is an integrated energy company with $6.2 billion in assets comprised of the following five operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. Additional information about National Fuel is available at: www.nationalfuelgas.com or through its investor information service at 1-800-334-2188.

CCB Promotes Dunkirk Woman

LITTLE VALLEY – Salvatore Marranca, president and CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank, recently announced the promotion of Kelly Cave – former assistant manager – to assistant vice president and Dunkirk branch manager. Cave has been with CCB’s Dunkirk office since the independent, community bank purchased that location from the former Greater Buffalo Savings Bank in 2008.

“As an assistant manager in Dunkirk, Kelly became very involved in the lending area, as well as supervision of staff,” Marranca said. “When our Dunkirk manager position became available, management was confident that Kelly’s background and expertise would provide a superior level of service and commitment that the Dunkirk community can bank on.”

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Got Talent?

Audition Tuesday

Big Time Productions and The Post-Journal, in conjunction with 59lucylane.com and Wing City Grille, present the fifth annual Chautauqua’s Got Talent. Auditions for the countywide talent competition are set to be held at Wing City Grille in Lakewood on Tuesday and at Wing City Grille in Fredonia on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Registration starts at 5 p.m., and auditions begin at 7 p.m. Auditioning hopefuls are to be prepared to offer a sample of their talent for approximately 1 minute, and bring a parent or guardian if they’re under 18. This contest welcomes singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages to compete for at least $500 cash, a promotional website and dinner once a month for a year at Wing City Grille. This contest will have a judges’ panel that will offer constructive criticism, but the audience will decide the winner. The competition will be held at The Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St., in Jamestown on Mondays from Feb. 3 through March 10 at 7 p.m. Presale tickets will be available at The Labyrinth Press Company for $6. Tickets will be $8 at the door, or $30 for a pass to all nights.

Story Hour Begins Feb. 1

CLYMER – The Clymer-French Creek Free Library is having a winter story hour for children between the ages of 3 and 7 from 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday in February. Parents are asked to register their child before Jan. 25. For more information, call the library at 355-8823 or email cfcplibrary@stny.rr.com.

Library To Hold Winter Meetings

CASSADAGA – The Cassadaga Branch Library will host a series of meetings to help fight cabin fever this winter. On Wednesday at 3 p.m., come and meet Mark Cunningham, the new town justice. Adam Dolce, of the Cassadaga Job Corps, will provide an update on what’s happening on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.. Janell Sluga, of Lutheran Social Services, will discuss Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, March 26 at 3 p.m. A question-and-answer period will follow. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are appreciated, but not required; call 595-3822.

NARFE Group

To Meet Friday

NARFE Chapter 267 will hold its next regular meeting today, beginning at 11:15 a.m., at Friendly’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Square, Jamestown. NARFE is the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Chapter 267 serves active and retired federal in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The January meeting will include election of officers, a review of the December federal budget agreement, and planning for the 2014 business year. All chapter members, as well as interested active and retired federal employees are invited to attend.

Blood Drive

Set For Saturday

ELLINGTON – There will be a blood drive at the Ellington Fire Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This blood drive will be through Community Blood Bank of Erie. All donors are needed that day to help with a projected upcoming shortage.

JPS Board To Meet Tuesday

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the board room at 197 Martin Road. The public is invited to attend.

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Infinity Camp Begins Feb. 18

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is set to host two sessions of a Cultural World Tour Spring Break Camp. Through music, art, dance, theater, language and costume, students will explore various cultures at four-day camp sessions. The sessions are scheduled for Feb. 18-21 and April 14-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are $120 per session. For more information, call 664-0991 or visit infinityperformingarts.org.

Schmidt To

Present Program

Paul Schmidt will present a program on ”Riding the Green Mountain Flyer” with a movie and commentary on his trip to Vermont when the Independent Railroaders meet in the First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown on Friday. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will be at 7 p.m. Bill Loizeaux will also give a presentation based on where he has been working. For more information contact Dave Eggleston at 484-0862 or Ray Goetz, 814 688-4559.

Driving Course Set For Jan. 27

FREWSBURG – A five-hour pre-licensing driving course will be held at Frewsburg High School on Jan. 27-28, from 6-8:30 p.m. Preregister by calling the guidance office at 569-7026 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Legion To

Host Blues Band

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood Legion Post 1286 will be hosting blues band, Big Tone, on Saturday from 7-11 p.m. Dinners will be served from 5-9 p.m. All members and guests are welcome; please sign in.

LLAMA Club

To Host Dinner

ASHVILLE – The LLAMA Club in Ashville is hosting a spaghetti dinner benefit Saturday from 4-8 p.m. The cost is $7 per adult and $4 per child. The proceeds benefit the 2014 Ashville Day Fireworks. For more information and reservations, contact Jim Edington, Firework Committee chairman, at 450-9701.

Subjack To Appear On Show

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Jim Subjack as the guest on this Saturday’s television program. Subjack is an attorney and will discuss eldercare and laws affecting seniors. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions or comments. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change. Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

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Seniors To Hold Luncheon

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Sinclairville Senior Citizens will hold their New Year’s Luncheon and program Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room, promptly at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. The program will follow the luncheon. New members are always welcome.

Salamanca Board To Meet Tuesday

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District will hold a board of education meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room, 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca. The public is invited to attend.

Food Pantry Open Thursdays

CASSADAGA – The Cassadaga Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon to residents of Cassadaga, Stockton, Sinclairville and Lily Dale. It is housed in the former Cassadaga Baptist Church on Maple Avenue. The church is currently closed, but the food pantry is still in operation. For more information, call 595-8718.

JCC Offering

Fitness Classes

Jamestown Community College’s Total Fitness program and Faculty Student Association are offering fitness classes this winter and spring. Sessions begin the week of Jan. 17 and run in six-week sessions ending May 17. Classes are conducted in the Physical Education Complex. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling JCC Total Fitness at 338-1260. The cost is $4 a class, $20 for six prepaid classes, or $40 for 12 prepaid classes for Total Fitness members. For non-members, the cost is $7 per class, $55 for 12 prepaid classes. Classes include: water aerobics from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; pilates and toning from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; yoga from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Mondays; and Retro Aerobics from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

American Legion Meeting Is Friday

The January meeting of the Chautauqua County American Legion will be held on Friday at Fredonia Memorial Post 59 starting at 7:30 p.m. All Legionnaires are requested to attend.

Local Blood Drives To Be Held

The Community Blood Bank will hold several blood drives in the area. Blood bank officials report poor weather has led to low donor turnout, making the blood supply critically low. Drives will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ellington Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Westfield Memorial Hospital; noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at WCA Hospital; and 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Cherry Creek Fire Department. No appointment necessary.

MS Rap Group Meeting Set

The Chautauqua Regional Multiple Sclerosis rap group will hold a meeting in the Jones Hill Memorial Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown, on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This semi-structured support group has the goal of being both informative and fun. Snacks will be provided. The meeting is open to patients, family and friends. For more information or directions, or for peer support, contact Debbie Lane at 962-9401 or Allen Wilcox, 664-6434.

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Lisciandro’s To Reopen Jan. 18

Lisciandro’s Restaurant is scheduled to reopen Saturday, Jan. 18, according to owner John Lisciandro, who had previously hoped to reopen the restaurant this Saturday. The restaurant was damaged during a fire Sunday night.

Carroll Seniors To Meet Jan. 20

The Carroll Senior Citizens will meet for a lunch meeting at the Frewsburg American Legion at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. The cost is $5 per member and reservations are required. Contact Mary Himes at 569-6110 by Thursday, Jan. 16. All area residents over 50 years old are welcome to attend.

SNYAPP Holds 2014 Elections

The Southwestern New York Association of Professional Photographers recently held elections of officers for the 2014 year. Returning as president and section chair for a fourth term is Stephanie Cunningham of Ripley. Trevor Snook of Warren is vice president, Jonathan Hart, also from Warren, is treasurer and Carol Weekley from Buffalo serves as section delegate along with Michael Ham to the state council. SNAPP is one of 10 sections that make up the state organization of professional photographers, Professional Photography Society of New York State, and is a Professional Photographers of America affiliate.

Cemetery Group To Meet Saturday

The St. Mary’s Cemetery Restoration Committee will meet at 1 p.m. at the Horseshoe Inn in Onoville on Saturday. Interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Salamanca BPU To Meet Monday

SALAMANCA – Chairman William Labuhn has called a special meeting of the Salamanca Board of Public Utilities Commission to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday in the conference room of the city Municipal Building. The purpose of the meeting will be to review the proposed 2014-15 BPU department budgets. No official action will be taken.

City AARP To Meet Tuesday

The Jamestown AARP will meet Tuesday in the parlors of First Lutheran Church, beginning at 1:30 p.m. There will be fellowship, a program, a book exchange and dessert. All area seniors age 50-plus are welcome. If you are in need of transportation, call 485-6589 to see if arrangements can be made.

Outdoor Club To Meet Tuesday

RUSSELL, Pa. – On Tuesday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hold its quarterly planning meeting at the home of Debra and John Young at 1588 Townline Road, Russell, Pa. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a tureen dinner followed by the planning meeting where we will schedule events for the remainder of January, February and March. If you want to lead an event but cannot make it to the meeting, email your event to john.young@eaglezip.net. AOC membership dues for 2014 are due: $3 for an individual; $5 for a family. Please send your dues to Debra Young, AOC treasurer, 1588 Townline Road, Russell, PA 16345. For questions about your dues status, email debra.young@eaglezip.net or 814-730-8388.

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Cancer Support Group To Meet

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown is having their regular meeting tonight with dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. at Friendly’s. There will be an open support discussion. New breast cancer patients are welcome.

Rod & Gun Club Sets Meetings

The Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary board will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The auxiliary will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. for the annual memorial service, honoring deceased members from 2013. Marcia Johnson and Adrian Madden will be greeters. Helpers will be Nancy Rasmussen and Coralyn Boehler. Officers will provide refreshments. Meeting cancellations due to bad weather will be announced on local radio stations and Time Warner Cable.

Frewsburg Board To Meet Thursday

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Central School Board of Education will hold their January board meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle/High School Library. The public is welcome to attend.

Marco Polo

Club To Meet

The Marco Polo Club will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

John Murphy To Appear On Show

‘We Interrupt This Week’ is a broadcast produced through a collaboration of two classes at SUNY Fredonia: the TV news production class and the news gathering journalism class. Featured guest is John Murphy, a Western New York native and voice of the Buffalo Bills. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning Jan. 11 with the last airing on Jan. 17. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.

Story Time

Set For Jan. 14

ASHVILLE – The Ashville Free Library will host story time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, for toddlers through kindergartners. The theme will be snow and winter and stories, a craft, songs and a snack will be offered. Registration is appreciated by calling the library at 763-9906.

Kids Invited To Attend Story Time

BROCTON – Children are invited to join Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond for a penguin-themed story hour on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Featured will be music, stories, crafts and fun. For more information, call 792-9418.

Ladies Aid Group Holds Meeting

Seventeen Kiantone Congregational Church Ladies Aid and Missionary Society members met recently for a Christmas holiday lunch meeting. Minutes given by Barbara Kost and the treasurer’s report, by Joan Spontaneo, were approved as read. Irene Levan, president, closed the meeting with prayer.

Breakfast

Set For Sunday

On Saturday the Ripley United Methodist Church is having an all you can eat breakfast in their fellowship hall located at 84 W. Main St., Ripley. The meal consists of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, made to order eggs, orange juice and coffee. Serving begins at 8-11 a.m. and the cost is $6 for all you can eat. All proceeds to benefit the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue.

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JCC To Host Seminars

Two informative seminars sponsored by Jamestown Community College will be held in January. The seminars are titled Affordable Care Act: What You need to Know. The first one will be held Wednesday, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Jamestown Community College’s Carnahan Building Theater, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. The second seminar will be held Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. at Jamestown Community College’s North County Training Center, Room 118, 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Topics covered in the seminar include:What is the Affordable Care Act? What tax credits are available for your business?; How will your business be affected?; and What resources can help you navigate the Affordable Care Act? Find out how it will impact your business from experts who will provide details on the Affordable Care Act. Registration is requested. Call the Small Business Development Center office at 338-1024 to reserve your spot.

AARP Chapter To Meet Wednesday

SALAMANCA – Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Salamanca Senior Center, 18 Main St., Salamanca. Sue Grey of the Seneca Iroquois National Museum will be the guest speaker. Members are requested to turn in their volunteer hours for calendar year 2013 at this meeting. Donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank and coupons to be sent to he military will be gratefully accepted.

Ripley Fire District To Meet

RIPLEY – The Ripley Fire District will hold its annual organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ripley Fire Hall, South State Street, Ripley. The public is welcome to attend.

Food Express Truck To Visit

ASHVILLE – The Western Food Express Truck out of Buffalo will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church on Tuesday from noon-1:30 p.m. and reopens 3:30-5 p.m. There is no charge for the fresh produce or other items that will be available. The WNY Food Bank supplies many areas in WNY with express trucks and for this site you need to show proof of address that you reside at one of the following ZIP codes: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785; and for the winter months Clymer 14724 and Sherman 14781. Please bring your own bags or boxes.

Thrift Shop Open This Week

The New Year brings “new” markdowns at St. Luke’s Thrift Shop at 409 Pine St., Jamestown. This week the shop is featuring half off the cost of men’s coats and jackets, as well as ladies’ blazers and skirts. All Christmas items are also half off. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for sales and receiving and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for sales. St. Luke’s Thrift shop is run by volunteers, with proceeds donated to local out reach programs.

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YMCA Adds

Marketing Director

Karen Schiavone has recently joined the Jamestown Area YMCA as membership and marketing director.

Schiavone comes to the Y with almost 10 years of experience in marketing, media relations and publishing. Most recently, she managed social media for Chautauqua Institution. Schiavone previously served as marketing director for O’Connell & Aronowitz P.C. of Albany. While in Albany, she was a member of the Junior League of Albany and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Junior Committee.

Schiavone said she is thrilled to have the opportunity to make a personal impact on Jamestown and its surrounding communities as membership and marketing director.

“Nothing is more meaningful than working together to strengthen your own community,” Schiavone said. “With so many charitable organizations hard at work here in Jamestown, I want to make sure we are taking every opportunity offered to enrich the lives of those around us.”

Between gymnastics and swimming, Schiavone spent much of her childhood at the Jamestown and Lakewood YMCAs and Camp Onyahsa. It was that time spent that made her aware of how profoundly important the Y’s programs are to the local community.

“We are very excited to have Karen on board,” said Mark Eckendorf, YMCA executive director. “We had over 130 applicants, and she brings a wealth of experience. We are looking forward to great things.”

Schiavone received her juris doctor from Albany Law School magna cum laude and also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Grove City College. She lives in Jamestown and is a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

The Jamestown Area YMCA is a United Way agency.

Gibbs Offering Vision Therapy

Dr. Kara Gibbs is now offering vision therapy services at her practice, Southern Tier Optometry.

There was previously a lack of these services in our community causing patients to travel out of the area for needed care. Vision therapy services are a perfect fit for Gibbs as she focuses her practice on the care of children.

Optometric vision therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to improve overall visual function and performance. Its proven results are derived from vision based neurological and neuromuscular conditioning over time. Vision therapy results in quantitative improvements in visual information processing skills and, perhaps more importantly, an improvement in quality of life due to decreased symptoms and improved performance.

Many functional vision problems can be significantly improved through optometric vision therapy. It is a treatment modality for disorders including, but not limited to:

Ocular motility dysfunction, or eye movement disorders

Vergence dysfunction, which is inefficiency in using both eyes together

Strabismus, also known misalignment of the eyes

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye

accomodative disorders, or focusing problems.

Some of the common symptoms relieved through vision therapy include eye strain, visually induced headaches, and inability to concentrate when doing visual tasks.

For more information, call 720-5837, visit www.southerntieroptometry.com or find Southern Tier Optometry on Facebook.

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Pet Loss Group To Meet Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Humane Society sponsored Pet Loss Bereavement Group meets Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, in the second-floor conference room. The group is facilitated by Roberta Thompson, MSW; Maggie Irwin, LMSW; and Jennifer Morse, RVT, and meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Cogdill To Guest On Senior Report

MAYVILLE – Senior Report with Reed Powers will have LeeAnne Cogdill as the guest on the Saturday television program. Cogdill is a dog trainer and will cover tips and suggestions on how to work with your canine friends. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions or comments. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change. Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner Cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

Post Office:

Clear Sidewalks

Snow and ice create a challenge for mail carriers as they attempt to safely deliver to Western New York homes and businesses. The U.S. Postal Service is once again asking customers for their assistance by clearing snow and ice from walkways, driveways, porches and areas around the mailbox. “Slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent type of injury sustained by our carriers,” said Julieann Morgan, Western New York district safety manager. “And as winter conditions worsen, so do the number of accidents. By simply clearing the way, customers help reduce the risk.”

Panama Board

To Meet Monday

PANAMA – The Panama Central School Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the board room. The public is welcome to attend.

Tree Pickup

Set For Monday

The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will begin its annual pick-up of Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, weather permitting. City residents are asked to place their tree on the terrace between the street and sidewalk and, if possible, to keep the trees visible if a large snowfall occurs. All trees should be removed from plastic bags, have no Christmas lights on them and be removed from tree stands. For more information, call the city Parks and Recreation Office at 483-7523.

Bariatric Group To Meet Monday

The monthly meeting of the Jamestown Bariatric Support Group will be held Monday from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., second floor, in the Fireplace Room. For more information, call 244-0293. The meetings are support for those who are in the process of having surgery, have had the surgery, are thinking about having the surgery or support somebody who has had the surgery.

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