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Falconer To Put On Virtual Middle School Play

FALCONER — Falcon Productions presents its first ever virtual middle school play on Saturday. Directors April Binkley, Jen Mikula and Pam Sigular found and orchestrated the Falconer Central School drama programs’ traditional fall middle school play as a virtual event. The small cast ...

Officials Launch Community Skatepark Public Survey

City officials have launched a public survey regarding the Riverwalk Community Skatepark. City of Jamestown Departments of Development and Parks, Recreation & Conservation officials, in collaboration with Grindline, skatepark designers, are seeking public input in the development of ...

Bashaw Overtakes Sedota In Trustee Race In Fredonia

FREDONIA — EvaDawn Bashaw will apparently retain her seat on the Fredonia Village Board after initially trailing following last week’s general election. Absentee and provisional affidavit ballots were counted Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. Bashaw, who was appointed to ...

Study: Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Help COVID Patients

PITTSBURGH — UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine physician-scientists contributed to a national study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reporting findings that “do not support” the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of ...

Bookstore Opens

A group of local authors have gotten together to create a bookshop filled with their own titles and used books. The shop is called Genres and is at the YWCA in Westfield. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. ...

School Districts Receive Grants

The Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19 Fund recently awarded $66,500 through its School Support for Students and Families grant program. The program fills funding gaps to help school districts as they face increased costs and uncertain future funding. Each of the county’s 18 ...

Audubon Announces 2020 Photo Contest Winners

More than 400 entries came from around the world for Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Twelve countries plus 41 U.S. states and Puerto Rico were represented. Winners and finalists are from as far away as India, Saudi Arabia and Chile and as nearby as ...

Annual Evaluation Of Insurance Plans Is Important

Question: Now what do I do that I don’t want to change my insurance coverage in 2021? Answer: The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period is well underway and we are hearing this type of question from individuals. 2021 has more insurance plans available, but that doesn’t mean you have to ...

Are They Really The Golden Years?

According to Chautauqua County census figures, one in every five people in this county is age 65 or older. This is even higher than the national tally. With so many senior citizens living among us, it is beneficial to understand the topic of depression issues at this stage of life. As a ...

Langworthy To Speak At Virtual Murray Bob Lecture

The James Prendergast Library Association will host the 2020 Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture in a virtual capacity this year at 7 p.m. Thursday. Traci Langworthy, a Jamestown Community College history professor, will present “Cause for Rejoicing — 100-plus Years of Women’s Suffrage in ...

Brink, Yost Named Students Of The Month

Garrett Brink, ninth grade, and Peyton Yost, 11th grade, have been named the Carroll Lodge students of the month for September. Submitted photos

JCC Working To Identify Positive COVID Test Result

Jamestown Community College, which expanded its pool surveillance testing program last month, is working with health officials to identify a positive test result at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. The positive sample was found within the regularly scheduled pool testing of 173 ...

Reg Lenna Sets Movie Trivia Night

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is presenting a series of online trivia competitions in November. The Reg Cinema Showdown Quaran-Trivia events will be conducted through Zoom on Thursday nights in November through Nov. 19. Each competition will focus on a theme featuring multiple choice ...

Author To Be Featured During Virtual Gathering Of Coalition

The Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls announces its first virtual gathering featuring author Susan Straight. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m, via Zoom, in partnership with Chautauqua Institution. Susan Straight will discuss her critically acclaimed book In ...

Blue Star Mothers Help Support Local Wreath Ceremony

The Blue Star Mothers are helping to sponsor the wreath ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery on Saturday Dec. 19, at noon. Those interested in sponsoring wreaths can visit the Jamestown Wreaths Across America page on Facebook, mail in a wreath form and/or come to the ceremony and help lay the wreaths ...

14 Poems Are Read During Virtual Contest

Nearly 40 works of original poetry were submitted to Jamestown Community College’s first virtual poetry contest recently. The contest, coordinated by international student and residence hall assistant Maksat Mametjumayev. The top 14 poems were performed during a special Zoom presentation by ...

Wellness Kits Donated Helps First-Year Students In Pandemic

FREDONIA — Wellness kits are on their way to State University at Fredonia first-year students to help them address unique needs during an academic year made more challenging by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The kids include an assortment of items that have become part of everyday life, ...

Meet Live Hawks, Owls At Audubon Nov. 14

The public can discover the power of hawks and owls and get a close-up look at them at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Live Hawk and Owl Encounter on Saturday, Nov. 14. Wild Spirit Education, a wildlife education and rehabilitation organization based in Delevan, will present three ...

State Ed Department Launches Its Parent Dashboard

The state Education Department has launched a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard features a clean, simple design to better provide parents with ...

Cake Decorating, Vermicomposting To Be Offered In November

Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program invites area youth to participate in their upcoming LEAF Junior workshops in November. The LEAF (Learn, Empower, Achieve, Farm) workshop series was created for adult learners on beginning farmer and homesteading topics. The 4-H ...