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Resource Center Holds Meeting, Election

Patricia Perlee was elected president of The Resource Center’s board of directors at the agency’s annual meeting, held in the TRC Community Health Center on East Second Street in Jamestown. Also elected as officers for the board’s 2019-20 term were Richard Erickson, vice president; ...

Chautauqua Blind Association To Host Annual Art Auction

The Chautauqua Blind Association will hold its annual art auction Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Multi Media Studio at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the art preview, live music, food and cash bar. The live art auction starts at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to ...

Checkers Entertains At Kennedy Library

Checkers once again visited the Kennedy Free Library. This year, he and his sidekick Snoozer showed everyone how reading can lead to adventures. His magical inventions were used to show how astronauts are able to go into space. With help from the audience, Checkers and Snoozer were able to ...

Association Of Counties Launches Criminal Justice Reform Task Force

The state Association of Counties has recently launched a County Criminal Justice Reform Task Force. The task force, chaired by Bob Iusi, director of probation in Warren County, is charged with examining the county impact of recent state criminal justice reform legislation. The 2019-20 ...

FSCR: Helping Families Deal With Mental Illness

Only in the past two decades has depression in children been taken very seriously. The child may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that the parent may die. Older children may pout and be moody, get into trouble at school, be negative, grouchy, and feel ...

Gowanda Joins Rural Ed Research Networks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Gowanda Central School District recently joined 50 rural schools as a part of the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks, an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at ...

Audubon Nature Center To Hold ‘First Friday’ Event At Church

Katie Finch, Audubon Community Nature Center senior nature educator, is going “on location” with her presentation for the First Friday event. The public is invited to come this Friday to First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown, for the 11 a.m. get-together. Finch will talk ...

Rich Fischer To Run For Lakewood Trustee

Richard “Rich” Fischer is running for trustee of the village of Lakewood. Fischer said he feels that this is the right time for him to become involved with Lakewood government and is interested in representing the citizens of Lakewood on its board. Fischer was raised in Lakewood on ...

Coldspring Town Board To Hold Monthly Meeting Aug. 8

COLDSPRING — The Coldspring Town Board met on July 11 for its regular monthly meeting and public hearing. The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Tina Hyde. Members present were Wendell Craig Anderson, Timothy Plaskett, Kenneth Dechow and David Chapman. Also present were Ronald ...

Genealogical Society Plans Summer Picnic Meeting

FREDONIA — Town of Arkwright historian Ruth Nichols was the speaker at the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society meeting held at the Barker Library. The genealogical society was formed to help those doing genealogy work, and to give them some leads in their research. Nichols outlined her ...

‘Food Truck Rodeo’ Planned In Mayville

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has announced a Food Truck Rodeo is planned today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lots of the Gerace Office Building at 3 N. Erie St. in Mayville. During the event, three local food trucks will be on site to provide county ...

Potters Terrace Closed

Potter’s Terrace on East Third Street in Jamestown has been closed for safety concerns, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation said Tuesday. A fence was installed around the area, which was recently evaluated and found to have structural issues. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation owns the ...

Al And Marge Brown Lecture Set For Aug. 5

The Robert H. Jackson Center will present “George Marshall: A Man of War, Man of Peace,” the second Al and Marge Brown Lecture, on Monday, Aug. 5, at 12:30 p.m. The center welcomes Dr. Gerald Pops, professor emeritus at West Virginia University, who will deliver the lecture. The free ...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Helps Hospice

SHERIDAN — Financial consulting firm Andersen Cuddihy Inc. and Integrated Benefit Solutions collaborated to host their fourth wine tasting charity event, raising $1,606 to benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. The event was co-sponsored by iShares by BlackRock, Nottingham Advisors ...

Lions Club Sets Spaghetti Dinner Aug. 14

MAYVILLE — The Mayville-Chautauqua Lions Club will hold its 45th annual spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the St Mary’s Church Hall, 24 E. Chautauqua St., Mayville. Parking is available behind the church. Take-out orders will be available. Dinner price is $8 ...

JHS 100 Member Club Scholarships

The 100 Member Club, Jamestown High School’s alumni group, held its Annual Scholarship Brunch on June 22. Each year the 100 Member Club gives two $4,000 scholarships to a male and female Jamestown High School graduate. At the 2019 JHS Commencement Ceremony, Ellyse L. Noon, daughter of Greg ...

Lecture To Feature ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom Reflections’

On Wednesday, Vets Finding Vets will host a special Brown Bag Lecture titled “Operation Iraqi Freedom Reflections” from noon-1 p.m. at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St, Jamestown. Beverly and Stephen Leonhardt will share their experiences during this time, as they were both ...

Smart Irrigation Model Predicts Rainfall To Conserve Water

ITHACA — Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. And plants aren’t always thirsty. Just 3% of the world’s water is drinkable, and more than 70% of that fresh water is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water — some crops are ...

Harmony Seniors Meet For Chicken BBQ

Harmony Senior Citizens met July 11 for a chicken barbecue catered by All-American Barbeque enjoyed by 56 members and guests. President Beverly Smith welcomed everyone and Lois King, chaplain, read “The Day the Bells, Rang,” led the flag salute and offered the dinner prayer. Wendie ...

WNY Library Resources Council Receives Award

The Western New York Library Resources Council recently received a $16,000 NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. The grant is to enhance health information literacy skills among librarians in the region who, in ...