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Lecture Series Included In

Programming

Access Chautauqua programming includes the Chautauqua Lecture Series, featuring a 2019 lecture by the Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor, “Alarming Grace: A Christian Perspective.” The program is at 1 and 7 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have Mel Swanson, Pinehurst Sports simulator. The program is aired and streamed on Facebook live at 9 a.m. Saturday, then repeats at 2 and 8 p.m. Repeat programming is typically re-aired throughout the week at other various time slots. All programming starts on Saturday with the final airing on Friday, Dec. 18. Access Chautauqua, formerly Access Channel 5, is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, and Westfield areas, and can be found on cable channel 1301. The programs may also be viewed after the initial airing at the station’s website at accesschautauquacountytv.org.

Blood Drive Set For Friday

The Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Westfield Memorial Hospital. Those donating will receive a free, long-sleeve T-shirt when signing in to donate. The Community Blood Bank has also extended COVID-19 antibody testing through the month of December for all donors. An antibody test looks for evidence that your body has produced antibodies against a certain virus. The test is meant to determine whether you MAY have had previous exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus known to cause COVID-19. Additionally, a positive test result does not guarantee immunity from COVID-19. Precautionary measures include all donors and staff members are required to wear masks, temperatures of all personnel at the blood collection location are taken prior to entering the blood drive, extra sanitation measures are taken in between every donor and donors are to adhere to social distancing protocols.

Pet Food

Distribution Set

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will be holding a special holiday pet food distribution to ease the strain on pet households that are facing financial difficulties. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, or while supplies last, at the former Sears Auto Center at the Chautauqua Mall. This food distribution is made possible with the assistance of grants from the Mabel Anderson Fund and the Edwin L. Danielson Community Service Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation in combination with donations from the community. Dry dog and cat food will be available at this event. Supplies are limited. All COVID guidelines will be followed and masks will be required. For more information visit Chqhumane.org or follow the Chautauqua County Humane Society on Facebook.

Health Board To Meet Dec. 17 By Remote Access

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, by remote access. The meeting can be viewed by visiting facebook.com/myhealthycounty/ . Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public may participate in privilege of the floor by emailing a statement prior to the meeting to the raters@co.chautauqua.ny.us. Emailed statements shall be read during the privilege of the floor.

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