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12 COVID Cases Tied To North County Private Event

At least 12 cases of COVID-19 reported this week by the Chautauqua County Department of Health have been linked to a private event in the north county. In an update Friday, the department said it is still investigating the cluster of cases, but did not provide specifics — other than to ...

Reed Says He, Family ‘Threatened’ At Home

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed and his family were apparently targeted Friday by vandals. In a statement, to media, the District 23 representative from Corning released this statement: “Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning. “The cowards used a dead animal and a brick ...

Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A drive will be held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Inn, 3291 Market ...

Laughlin bill to support state farmers is sent to Gov. Wolfe

A measure introduced by Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, to help Pennsylvania’s farmers by updating state law regarding multipurpose agriculture vehicles is headed to the Governor’s desk following today’s approval by the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 995 was previously approved by ...

Colorful collection

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A City of Warren Department of Public Works crew collects piles of leaves Tuesday at Gen. Joseph Warren Park. Crews will be out collecting leaves through the end of the fall season as weather permits. Residents are asked to keep piles of leaves out of the ...

Persell Announces Students Of The Month

Persell has announced its September students of the month. Vittoria Tehan is the fifth grade student of the month for September at Persell Middle School. She is the daughter of Chris and Michela Tehan. Vittoria enjoys making art and gymnastics. Her favorite class is math and she wants to be ...

Dickson To Share Plans On Hospice House

Andrew Dickson, Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care vice president of community engagement, will be the speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s virtual service on Sunday. Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care’s mission is to provide comprehensive ...

Prevention Works Plans Parenting Program Free Of Charge

“Active Parenting” for parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 is being offered from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 through Zoom video meeting software. The training is offered through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a ...

Fredonia School Of Music Voice Faculty To Present Recital

FREDONIA — A virtual faculty recital featuring two members of the State University at Fredonia School of Music will be livestreamed on Sunday at 2 p.m. Assistant Professor Leonidas Lagrimas, piano, and Adjunct Lecturer Aurora Deeds, soprano, will perform works by Johannes Bach, George ...

Kids’ Nature Art Exhibit Set At Audubon Community Nature Center

The public is invited to view “A Few of Our Favorite Things,” an exhibit of children’s nature art at Audubon Community Nature Center. This past spring, most activities came to a halt as the community began to deal with COVID-19. Audubon sought to provide engaging activities that ...

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund Awards $28,500

RANDOLPH — New Directions Youth and Family Services, Inc. was awarded $28,500 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Design and Access administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The award is being used to develop 2.1 miles of trail on agency property in ...

Board Of Realtors Concludes Annual Toiletry Drive

Pictured are realtors Judy Weilacher, Cindy McNallie, Sandy Calalesina, Heidi Brooks and Darcie McLachlan and from Kristina Near of the Salvation Army ANEW Center. The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors recently ended its annual toiletry drive. Real estate firms throughout Chautauqua and ...

Several Area Libraries Are Receiving State Grant Money For Projects

Several area libraries are getting state grant money for projects. Local grants include: ¯ Darwin Barker Library Association, Fredonia, $10,600 to install a new front exterior door, new electric door openers and replace the library’s gutters. ¯ Dunkirk Public Library, $18,170 to ...

Jackson Center To Host Electoral College Webinar Wednesday

The Jackson Center will host Edward B. Foley of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for a free webinar on the Electoral College at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Foley holds the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University, where he also directs its election law program. ...

Healing Sound Bath Service To Be Held At St. Luke’s Friday

Building on the Wellness and Wholeness series it hosted last year, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 410 N. Main St. in Jamestown has partnered with Lotus Fire Healing Arts to create a special therapeutic and contemplative service of ancient prayer, incense and a healing gong bath meditation on ...

Cooper Is Named NCCR Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Copper, a big, goofy hound who been at the shelter for more than a year. He arrived as a stray with no manners at all, but soon became a shelter favorite. Now he even has a special trainer who is working with him on learning basic ...

Prevention Works Offering Parenting Program

Prevention Works is offering a program for parents of children ages birth to five years of age called “First Five Years” free of charge through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a partnership between Prevention Works and Mental Health Association of Chautauqua. ...

‘My Search For Hope In Dystopia’ Is Subject Of Virtual Service

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s 10:30 a.m. virtual service on Sunday, Oct. 18, the Rev. Steve Aschmann will speak on “My Personal Search for Hope in Dystopia.” Retired from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie (Pa.), Aschmann resides in Westfield ...

Lakewood Library To Host Online Auction

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood Memorial Library board members and volunteers are getting geared up for the library’s first ever online auction. “The Autumn Auction: All Online” will run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Participants can bid at any time, night or day, on dozens of items donated by ...

Blake Beats Reading Goal

Originally setting a goal to read 1,000 books, Rylo Blake crushed his goal and completed 2,000 books on September 5, 2020, at the Lakewood Memorial Library just in time for the kindergarten school year to begin. Rylo was awarded a trophy for his literacy achievements and celebrated with ...