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Ella Named NCCR Dog Of The Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue’s Dog of the Week is Ella, who just arrived from Kentucky with three other dogs when their owner passed away. Ella is a baby still, guessed to be perhaps 3 months of age. Her mom looks to be a black lab mix. As with all pups, Ella will do best with lots ...

FCS Announces Honor, Merit Rolls

FALCONER — Falconer Central School has announced students on the first quarter honor and merit rolls. They are: HONOR ROLL Sixth grade: Elena Barie, Blake Berlin, Chase Bianco, Alexis Birath, Myla Brainard, Patrick Braley, Tessa Brooks, Emilee Chapman, Alexis Cross, Gavin Curtis, Finley ...

Randolph Announces Honor, Merit Rolls

RANDOLPH — Randolph Middle-High School has released the names of students on the first quarter honor and merit rolls. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th grade: Alyssa Adams, Wyatt Adams, Mikhayla Barber, Matthew Barrus, Bryan Briggs, Ashton Bushey, Ella Conley, Bayleigh Frink, Aunalee Godfrey, ...

Boys & Girls Club October Youth Of The Month Announced

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown announced its October Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. Art Room: Anthony Phanco is the son of Kim Phanco and the grandson of Ken Phanco and Colleen Bromley. He is in ...

JHS Names Students Of October

Jamestown High School has named its students of the month for October. Jack Christensen, a freshman at Jamestown High School, is the son of Toby and Natalie Christensen. Jack is involved in the Red Raider Marching Band and plays clarinet, and also plays the clarinet in the JHS Symphonic ...

Persell Names Students Of The Month

Persell has announced its students of the month for October. Ryan Engquist is the fifth grade student of the month at Persell for October. He is the son of Jeremy and Amy Engquist. Ryan enjoys sports statistics, playing baseball and basketball, and drawing in his spare time. His favorite ...

Bethel Baptist Announces Students First Of Quarter

Jonah Coccarelli is in the second grade. He is the son of Joseph and Jamie Coc-carelli. He resides in Jamestown. Jonah’s enjoys gym class. He also enjoys soccer, basketball, playing video games, drawing, and collecting Mario things. Allison Oakes is a sixth grade student. She is the ...

Southwestern Middle School Names Students Of The Month

Southwestern Middle School officials have announced the school’s Students of the Month for October. They are: Carter Casselman, sixth grade and son of Jamie and Casey Casselman of Jamestown. Carter’s favorite subjects are math, science and choir. Carter plays on the Southwestern ...

Foundation Supports Preschool Reopenings

As local school districts spent the spring and summer months putting together hybrid learning models and reopening plans, local preschools have also made adjustments to their educational plans to keep the youngest learners safe and healthy. After First Covenant Church Preschool in Jamestown ...

Connecting Community To Meet People’s Needs

Working at the Eastside YMCA as the lead cook, I didn’t think this is what I would be doing as part of my daily duty but really, I feel everyone’s world has kind of been flipped since this pandemic. The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County connected us and the Salvation Army of ...

Bethel Baptist Recognizes Students

Bethel Baptist Christian Academy recognized the following students for their academic achievement: High Honor Roll: Ashley Anderson, Justin Bloss, Keith Brooks, Mackenzie, Hinman, JJ Moore, Olivia Olson, Sam Olson, Brady Smart, Natalie Smart, Ashlyn Smith, Hailey Smith, and Rebekah ...

Laurin Receives Braw Caddie Clan Award

Andrew Laurin, son of Amanda and Michael Laurin of Jamestown, received the Stanley A. Weeks Braw Caddie Clan Award for Excellence (2020), administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The award recognizes a JHS senior who exhibits high academic achievement, strong athletic ...

Work On Toll Booth Removal Begins Across State

The New York State Thruway Authority began the deconstruction at 52 toll plazas (230 individual toll booths) on the Thruway’s ticketed system following the conversion to cashless tolling on Saturday, Nov. 14. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Matthew J. Driscoll, Thruway Authority executive ...

Union Relief Annual Charity Ball Canceled Due To Pandemic

WESTFIELD — The Union Relief Association, which has helped those in need in Westfield since 1880, has decided to cancel its annual Charity Ball in December due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which would have celebrated its 99th anniversary this year, provides Union Relief with ...

Group Makes Push For Torres’ Appointment

A group of private citizens in Chautauqua County, primarily women, have joined together to support Luz Torres’ appointment as the Chautauqua County Democratic Election Commissioner. Torres, Dunkirk resident and a longtime deputy commissioner at the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, was ...

Audubon Remembers Event Is Saturday

“November is a time to share gratitude and appreciation for the people, places, and things that bring us joy. It is also a time to reflect on those things that we have loved and lost.” With those words, Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center executive director, welcomes the ...

Check Presented For Toys For Tots

The First Lutheran Community Outreach Store with Debi Brandi, store manager, recently presented a check for $1,500 at the first drive-up, drop-off Toys for Tots contribution site at the Foote Avenue Plaza for the upcoming 2020 Christmas season. Also representing First Lutheran Church ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR Meets

The regular monthly meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the YWCA in Westfield on Nov. 5. There were 12 members present. Regent Brenda Johnson welcomed associate members Deborah Stauring and Mary Sherman. ...

Audubon To Hold Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

One start for holiday decorating and gift giving could be the purchase of a fresh wreath from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser. Monday, Nov. 23, is the deadline to order a beautiful fresh, locally-made Frasier fir wreath that supports Audubon as well as ...