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Butterfly Release Services To Be Held

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care has announced that its annual Services of Remembrance and Memorial Butterfly Release will be held this year on June 1 and 2. The first service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk and the second will be held at 1 ...

Telemedicine Visits Almost Triple In Area

Health care visits delivered via telemedicine nearly tripled over the past two years in upstate New York, as awareness and financial support of the option has expanded, according to Univera Healthcare. According to a claims-based review of health care services delivered, health plan members ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holds Coffee Mug Fundraiser

The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is selling coffee mugs as a fundraiser. The “Lincoln & Grace” mug has a moss green interior while the “Barcelona Lighthouse & Keeper’s Cottage” has a lake blue interior. Both are high quality glazed porcelain and sell for $15 each. ...

Church Giving Away Children’s Books

The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is taking advantage of the church’s location along the route of the Memorial Day Parade. At 1255 Prendergast Ave., the church is near Lakeview Cemetery, the parade’s destination. Parents and children ...

Fredonia Named Best Water In Annual Test

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the village of Fredonia for being the winner of the 26th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall on Saturday. Other participants included Cherry Creek, Dunkirk, ...

United Arts Appeal Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

In addition to providing operating support for seven of the county’s larger arts organizations, the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County also awards grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for artistic projects. Eight organizations are receiving support for their ...

Siverling Announces Candidacy For Clymer School Board

CLYMER – Carole Lictus Siverling has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Clymer Central School Board of Education. A lifelong resident of Clymer, Siverling graduated from CCS in 1975. She worked for the CCS school district for 31 1/2 years before retiring in 2015. “I feel I have the ...

Three Area Stores Are Nabbed For Selling Alcohol To Minors

Only 13 percent of the stores that were subjected to a recent underage drinking compliance check sold alcohol to minors. The New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, along with local law enforcement agencies, conducted statewide sweeps of locations ...

Gillibrand Pushes For Safe Drinking Water

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are sponsoring legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an enforceable standard under ...

Cemetery Cleanup

A team of Westfield-Mayville Rotarians helped to clean up the Westfield Cemetary in Westfield during the morning of May 8 by removing debris, picking up sticks, raking leaves and trimming weeds. Pictured, from left, are Rotarians Sue Hammond, Janese Berkhouse, John Hamels, Tom Berkhouse ...

Tarpley Seeks Election To Westfield School Board

WESTFIELD — Tom Tarpley, is one of three candidates seeking two positions on the Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education at the May 21 election. He has issued the following statement: “I am a retired Police Lieutenant from Orange County, California. During my career I ...

Randolph Native Recognized With Award

ALFRED — Ryan Shipherd, a Randolph native and 2019 graduate of Alfred State College, was recognized with the Paul B. Orvis Award for Excellence. Five Alfred State seniors receive the award, named after Paul B. Orvis, a former president of Alfred State and State University of New York dean ...

Youth Symphony Students Have Sectional Coaching Experience

With support from the Blossom Fund of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony students had a distinctive experience: intense sectional coaching by professional performer/educators. The youth symphony has three orchestras: Prelude Strings for beginning ...

G.A. Family Services To Host Kids Carnival Event

G.A. Family Services Foster Care Program will be hosting its first Kids Carnival on Sunday in cooperation with Raymour and Flanigan in Jamestown. The Kids Carnival is free, open to all families, and is being held in celebration of National Foster Care Month. The Kids Carnival will be held ...

Audubon To Host Annual Plant Exchange And Sale Saturday

The annual Plant Exchange and Sale at the Audubon Community Nature Center is a gathering of plant lovers where those attending can share not only their plants, but their knowledge of and enthusiasm for them as well. On Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., area residents can bring their ...

Mozart Scholarship Winners Announced

The Mozart Club introduced the two scholarship winners for this year at its annual meeting held May 8 at the Marvin House. Sopranos Sofia Isabella and Adrianna Burgos, the winners, were presented a program of songs for the members. Isabella sang “O Pieta Signore” and from Gianni ...

Residents Question Village Mayor’s Resignation

CASSADAGA — Following the sudden resignation of MaryJo Bauer from her position as mayor of the village, a number of citizens turned up to the village board meeting Wednesday to learn more about what transpired. Deputy Mayor Bill Astry led the meeting, beginning his comments by reading ...

Warren Defeats Jamestown In High School Bowl

Warren Area High School defeated Jamestown High School, 96-23, and Sherman Central School, 93-18, in recent Media One High School Bowl matches at Jamestown Community College. Stephen Ashbaugh of Warren earned Player of the Match honors. Trenton Dippold, Scott Stewart, Devyn Pollock, Alex ...

Institution To Hold Battle Of Books Saturday

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to present the Chautauqua County Battle of the Books, an exciting reading competition for county fifth-graders at 3 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Now in its third year, and again with financial ...