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Blood Drive At UPMC Chat. Fri. Jan. 28

Community Blood Bank announced a blood drive set for Friday at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. All donors will be entered to win a $50 Wegmans gift card. Two winners will be drawn. To schedule an appointment, call Kathy at 716-450-0376. Appointments are encouraged to reduce wait time, but not required. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows. “We had more than 10,000 people donate with Community Blood Bank in 2021,” said Erin Tighe, Community Relations Specialist. “Our goal for this new year is not only to grow that number, but have people donate more frequently. We’re challenging the community to donate at least two times in 2022.”

Virtual Regional Information

Meeting 2 To 4 p.m.

Regent Catherine Collins will host a virtual regional information meeting for Western New York, including Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, on new graduation measures in New York state to discuss ideas and gather feedback from parents, students, educators, board of education members, a vast array of regional stakeholders, and members of the business community. The opening and closing sessions of the meeting will be live-streamed on the department’s website. The session is from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit nysed.gov.

Missing Warren Man Found

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police said it located a man that troopers identified as missing Wednesday morning. Troopers said Carl William Bair, 57, left a residence on Tan Street in Sheffield on Jan. 22 at around 11 a.m. and had not been seen since. An update from police Wednesday morning indicated that Bair had been located. “He did not take his cell phone with him when he left the residence on foot,” troopers said. “Bair was not known to have access to a vehicle when he left the residence.”

Northern Chaut. Comminity

Foundation Accepting

Applications For Service Learning Mini-Grants

Program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Service Learning Mini-Grants Program for the 2022-23 school year. Awards will be announced in May. Local middle and high school teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that combine community service and classroom learning. Projects relating to diversity, equity and inclusion are highly encouraged and strongly considered. This year, six area schools received 13 grants totaling $5,244. Classrooms from all disciplines participate in this program: art, social studies, trades and science. Applications are available on the foundation’s website, along with the option to apply electronically, at nccfoundation.org/service-learning. Completed forms need to be returned by March 31.

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