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Area Residents Share Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For many, it is a favorite holiday because of time spent with friends over a good meal. The focus of Thanksgiving is giving thanks for all that we have — friends, family, material goods and other “blessings.” This year, The ...

New Owners Of Cheese Factory Visit Plant

Plans to reopen a shuttered cheese factory in the town of Harmony are finally moving forward. Chautauqua County Industrial Development Director Mark Geise shared at an IDA board meeting that the new owners of the former Castelli America Cheese factory in Blockville have finally been able to ...

Millennial Money: It’s OK To Not Buy Stuff On Black Friday

It’s that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers’ minds: “Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool.” They transmit this message in loud TV commercials, targeted social media ads and promotional emails you don’t remember subscribing ...

Ready To Retire: Paper Factory Owners Note Memories, Gratitude

FREDONIA — After 29 years, Bruce and Ann Mulkin are closing the doors on The Paper Factory at the end of the year. While a number of businesses have closed in the last couple years due to the pandemic, the Mulkins are doing so for a different reason. “We’ve been here 29 years, seven ...

No New County Mask Mandates Expected — For Now

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel continues to be concerned about rising COVID numbers, however he isn’t ready yet to make any new mandates regarding mask wearing. “I don’t see us doing that (requiring masks), but that’s not to say we’re not considering it,” he said Tuesday ...

Talkin’ Turkeys: Bush Elementary Students Celebrate Thanksgiving With Feast

“Do you want to know what they had the first Thanksgiving in 1621?” Sydney Deppas asked her class at Bush Elementary School in Jamestown. “Fish!” Deppas’ class focused this week on learning about the first Thanksgiving held by the pilgrims in the 1600s. Students were able to ...