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Buffalo Art Project To Support Local Cancer Charity Cause

The ARTpurse Initiative asked Western New York-based artists to use their creative vision to explore the human spirit, and the strength those exemplify during times of struggle, especially when faced with breast cancer. ARTpurse, the breast cancer awareness project, was started by ...

Sinclairville Holds 21st Annual History Fair

SINCLAIRVILLE — The 21st annual history fair in Sinclairville was held recently in the village of Sinclairville. The annual event is sponsored by the Valley Historical Society, which is the official historical society of the Cassadaga Valley area. President of the society, Larry Barmore, ...

Bill Keeps State Courts From Denying Some Child Adoptions

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.3999/A.460) prohibiting New York state courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners who are already a legally-recognized parent solely on that basis. The bill protects parents whose names were not on the birth certificate, same-sex ...

Humane Society Announces Expawditions

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is offering a new way the animals at the shelter can benefit from participation in the Walk 4 Paws on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Chautauqua Institution. CCHS is offering the opportunity for the public to bring a shelter dog along to enjoy the ...

JCC Is Recipient Of $149,677 ARC Grant To Enhance Programs

Jamestown Community College has received a $149,677 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to enhance several of the college’s technology-related programs. The grant, which was announced by Rep. Tom Reed, will be used to purchase automation and robotics equipment to incorporate into program ...

‘Learn The Truth About Beavers’ At Audubon Oct. 4

Beavers are the second-largest rodents in the world and were nearly completely eradicated from New York state in the early 1800s? The Audubon Community Nature Center has had beavers popping up all over their property, with lodges and dams built near the trails as well as in the swamps. At ...

‘Oktobenefest’ Event Set To Benefit St. Susan Center

The 12th annual “Oktobenefest” fundraising event for the St. Susan Center soup kitchen will be held on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at the Southern Tier Brewing Company, 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood. The cost is $25 admission and includes beers, brats and music by Brian K. Chase. Sysco ...

State Launches Cell Coverage Task Force

New York state has launched an Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force to develop potential solutions and policies to address the lack of cell service in rural and remote parts of upstate New York. The task force, originally proposed as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State, ...

Chairs Donated To Falconer Park

Brian and Kay Nelson, owners of Falconer Vac Shop, made a donation to the village of Falconer for Davis Park. A chair set made of polywood from the pair’s store at 15 W. Main St. in Falconer was donated. “We appreciate the chairs donated to Davis Park,” said Mayor James Rensel. “It’s ...

Lion’s Club To Host ‘Walk For Diabetes’

The Jamestown chapter of the International Lions Club will be hosting an inaugural ‘Walk for Diabetes’ on September 28 at YMCA Camp Onyahsa on East Lake Road in Dewittville. Proceeds from the event, which will include both a beginners and a more advanced walking/hiking trail, will ...

BPU Announces Limited Water Main Flushing Schedule

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities announces that fall water main flushing will be limited this year due to the Harrison Street bridge project. In preparation for the bridge project, the BPU had to close water valves on a major water supply line near the bridge. Without the line in ...

Salvation Army Names Hamilton To Board

The Salvation Army has named Sharon Hamilton to its local Advisory Board. Hamilton retired as vice president of Lutheran Senior Housing, where she managed market rate and subsidized housing. She is now involved in several community and church-related organizations. Hamilton said she is hoping ...

Bruno Is NCCR Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Bruno, a short, fuzzy faced beagle who just arrived at the shelter after his family didn’t have the time for him that he deserved. He’s a very friendly dog who rushes to the kennel door to greet people with his tail wagging. As a ...

Rotary Club Donates To STAR Program

Patty Benton club community service chair, presented a $350 donation check from the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville to Westfield Elementary School STAR (Sharing The Art of Reading) program committee members Daneille Boughton and Emily Bostwick on Sept. 5 at the school. The Westfield-Mayville ...

Boo & Brew Festival Set Friday, Oct. 4

MAYVILLE — The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County will hold its third annual Chautauqua Boo & Brew Festival on Friday, Oct. 4 at the CHQ Barn in Mayville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be live music by For The People, ...

Regulation Enhances State DEC’s Authority

New York state is expanding list of animals regulated as “dangerous.” The proposed regulation enhances the state Department of Conservation’s authority to implement licensing requirements that will ensure that dangerous animals held at facilities for exhibition purposes do not pose a ...

Applications Encouraged For Grant Program

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development encourages applications for the 2020 3% Tourism Product Development Grant Program. Interested groups or organizations have until Oct. 15 to submit applications. Applications are available online at ...

Hand Bell Ensemble To Play Sunday

The Good News Hand Bell Ensemble, a Music Ministry of First Lutheran Church of Jamestown, will present a concert of sacred and popular favorites on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the church nave. The 14-member bell choir will play octavos on their four and a half octaves of hand bells, four octaves of ...

Cassadaga Holds Labor Day Weekend Festivities

CASSADAGA — The end of the summer brought the Labor Day weekend, and the people of Cassadaga celebrated with a weekend of events. There was a boat parade with the theme of Mardi Gras. Eight boats participated in the parade which went from the middle lake boat launch to the village lake, ...

County Resident Honored By State

Carri Raynor of Chautauqua County has been awarded the New York State Office of Mental Health’s “Excellence in Suicide Prevention: Journey of Healing Award.” Raynor was recognized during the Office of Mental Health’s fourth annual state Suicide Prevention Conference, at which keynote ...