Community

Mayville Senior Citizens To Meet Aug. 15

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Seniors met on July 18 with 47 people attending. A lunch including subs and various dishes was enjoyed by all. Dianne Goodrich told two very funny stories and read a poem entitled “Little Deeds.” The Pledge to the flag was led by Janet Loomis. The Secretary ...

Lecture To Focus On War Of 1812 Myths

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present The War of 1812: Myths and Realities as the fifth talk in its 2019 Chautauqua County History Lecture Series on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Traci Langworthy, Jamestown Community College associate professor and coordinator of history, ...

State Issues Day-Camp Tax Credit Advice

The state Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding taxpayers to keep good records throughout the year to ease the process for claiming tax credits on their personal income tax returns. For example, taxpayers should save proof of childcare expenses this summer to support eligibility ...

Cross-Country Trip

Five Girl Scouts from Westfield Troop 20173 joined 7,000 of their Girl Scout sisters on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge for the Girl Scouts of Northern California Council’s Golden Gate Bridging Ceremony. A bridging ceremony is when girls move up from one Girl Scout level to the next. ...

Rep. Reed Introduces Computer Science Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, has introduced the bipartisan Teacher Education for Computer Science Act to help build a pipeline for computer science education to ensure today’s students can be successful and innovative in the workforce. The bill would establish ...

Celebrating Sam

Forte Restaurant and Reg Lenna Center for The Arts are celebrating the 75th birthday of legendary character actor Sam Elliott on August 9. Festivities begin at Forte at 5 p.m. with the official kickoff of Sam Elliott Appreciation Day. The event — established by Forte staff in 2017 — ...

Cuomo Proposes Student Loan Regs

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new proposed regulation that will provide consumer protections for New York student loan borrowers. The regulation would require companies that service student loans held by New Yorkers to meet new standards which will address problems that have plagued ...

Public Market Continues On Cherry Street

The Jamestown Public Market continues on Cherry Street in Jamestown with a variety of family friendly and unique events and experiences planned for the month of August made possible by 2019 title sponsor, UPMC Chautauqua. Aug. 10 celebrates both the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and National ...

Blood Drive To Be Held Wednesday

The Community Blood Bank is currently in a critical blood shortage. It is important all eligible donors plan to give blood at the following blood drive because the CBB is the exclusive blood provider to UPMC Chautauqua. The CBB has a less-than-one-day supply of blood types O+ and O-, and also ...

Workshop Fuels Discussion About Biochar, NYS Climate Goals

ITHACA — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo was preparing to sign the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, which he did July 18, researchers, policymakers and industry members gathered at Cornell’s pyrolysis facility in Leland Laboratory to explore how thermochemical conversion of ...

Cuomo Signs SHIELD Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation to protect New Yorkers against security breaches. Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security — or SHIELD — Act (S.5575B/A.5635), which imposes stronger obligations on businesses handling private data to provide ...

On Display

The Audubon Community Nature Center and the 3rd on 3rd Gallery are holding a reception for Audubon’s 2019 Nature Photography Contest Exhibit on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. “With all the activity around the (Lucille Ball) Comedy Festival,” said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon Community ...

Peak Uncorked Festival Will Be Held In Sept.

FINDLEY LAKE — Peek’n Peak Resort is introducing a new culinary experience, The Peak Uncorked — A Wine & Spirits Festival, in September. The festival will offer guests a weekend of dining, fine wines, local flavors and live entertainment beginning on Friday, Sept. 13, with a three ...

Boil Water Order Issued For Brocton, Portland

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a boil water order for all water customers in the village of Brocton and town of Portland. All water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled first or use bottled water. The mandatory water use ...

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 ...