New Directions Receives Grant

New Directions’ Randolph Residential Campus has received a $5,500 grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Edwin L. Danielson Community Service Fund. Grant funding was used to commission a pool study to assess and determine the full extent of repairs and renovations needed to the indoor swimming pool. Built in 1967, the pool has been essentially self-sustaining, requiring routine care and maintenance and reasonably anticipated repairs. The pool has been closed since 2018. A full assessment was needed as a first step in determining how to get the pool back in operation and plan for costs associated with the renovation process. New Directions’ indoor pool is an essential component of the recreation program. It is where numerous children on the Randolph Residential Campus and, in years past, the Randolph community, learned to swim. The pool is typically used year-round. Notably, youth have obtained lifeguard certifications, a skill that leads to employment.

Marvin House Offers Takeout

The Marvin House in Jamestown is offering a take-out meals today between 3-4 p.m. that will include oven baked ham, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn souffle and Christmas pudding. Reservation for dinners can be made by sending an email to marvinhouse@netsync.net or calling 488-6206. The cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members.

Pantry Truck In Ashville Tuesday

ASHVILLE — The Food Bank of Western New York mobile pantry truck from Falconer will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. The truck brings fresh produce and some staple items. To receive free food, only proof of address from the following ZIP codes is required: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785 and anyone who lives in the town of Busti. Those taking part are asked to wear a face mask and keep 6 feet in distance while in line. The food will be pre-boxed like last month. Boxes will be taken to each vehicle. For more information, call Martha at 763-9252.

North Harmony Board Vacancy

STOW — A vacancy exists for the position of North Harmony Town Board member. A letter of intent and resume from qualified individuals will be accepted either in person or by mail/email by the supervisor no later than 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Resumes can be dropped at the North Harmony town offices, 5350 Stow Road, Ashville, NY; mailed to Town of North Harmony, P.O. Box 167, Stow, NY 14785; or emailed to Robert Yates, town supervisor, at supervisor@townofnorthharmony.com.


Clothing Closet To Open Sat.

KENNEDY — The food pantry and children’s clothing closet at the Kennedy First United Methodist Church will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Those attending are asked to enter from the lower handicap accessible entrance. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. The pantry and clothing closet are open to all residents in the Falconer Central School District.


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