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Film To Highlight 100 Years Of United Way

Local News

Editor’s Note: This weekly column is part of an ongoing series in which various residents of the community share their United Way story and how United Way has personally impacted them. We started filming with Kranky Plate Productions for our 100 Year Centennial Video. In this video you’ll ...

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Area

Local News

A winter storm watch was issued for the southern portion of Western New York. The watch, issued Friday afternoon by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, is in effect from late Saturday night through early Monday morning for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties. A ...

How To Have a ‘No Regrets’ Retirement

Business

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. But retirement is about more than the balance in ...

Chautauqua Lake Names Students Of Month

Community

MAYVILLE — Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for November and December achievements, are Hannah Morrison, Grace Seekings, Sophia Shearer, Tatem Zemcik, Taylor Donato and Brady Phelps. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 ...

School Property Tax Levy Growth Rate Is 1.81%

Community

Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.81% for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a decrease from a 2% cap in each of the two previous years, according to data released recently by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “As the levy growth rate dips below 2 percent, school ...

Community Service Grant Helps Concert Association Season

Community

A Community Service Grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has helped the Jamestown Concert Association present its 2019-20 concert season. Jason Jordan, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grants committee member, and his family attended the concert association’s recent ...

Winners Of Shop Small, Win Big Contest Have Been Announced

Community

Winners of Jamestown Up Close and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Shop Small, Win Big contest have been announced. Seventy-nine downtown businesses participated. In an effort to award more prizes and keep the money local, 10 winners received gift cards to a Jamestown restaurant or ...

Stockton Town Board Holds Organizational Meeting, Elects Officers

Community

STOCKTON — The Stockton Town Board recently held its organizational meeting and the installation of elected officers. The board is entering its 199th year, having the first meeting in April 1821. The current board includes Supervisor Dave Wilson, councilmen Bryan Meder, John Beichner, Stan ...

Local Girl Scouts Attend Conference

Community

Girls from Girl Scout Cadette troop 20173 came together at Daemen College recently for the inaugural G.I.R.L. Experience Conference. They listened to keynote speakers talk about how they overcame obstacles to follow their path. The women represented Girl Scouts’ G.I.R.L. traits: Go-getter, ...

RTPI Set To Host Book Series

Community

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute has been selected to host a series of Humanities N.Y. Reading and Discussion programs. Participants will read a selection of books that are connected by the theme “Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature.” Each title explores some of the strange and ...

Kiwanis Club Announces Terrific Kids Of December

Community

The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown recently released its Terrific Kids for December. ¯ Aydin Barker, sixth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the son of Elizabeth Thayer. Aydin’s favorite hobbies include football, his favorite subject is gym and his favorite television show is FS TV. ¯ ...

Chorus Offers Singing Valentines

Community

Chautauqua Shores Chorus will deliver a singing Valentine and gift to a special someone on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. Choose a loved one’s home, office or other venue in Warren or Chautauqua counties. Contact Stacy at 814-723-6585 or Elaine 569-3257 by Feb. 10 to ...

Cornell Develops Toolkit To Test E-Cigarettes

Community

ITHACA — To complement the wide range of information on the potential dangers of vaping, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new learning module for high school classrooms that encourages students to directly test the effects of e-cigarette vapor on living ...

SOUPer Bowl Sunday IX To Be Held

Community

On Sunday, Jan. 26, local restaurants and community members will weather the winter and support WCA Foundation’s SOUPer Bowl Sunday IX with tasting some delicious, warm soups at The DoubleTree of Jamestown, 150 W. Fourth St. from 1-4 p.m. Presented by MediaOneGroup, Brad Zimmer with ...

Community Health Assessment, Improvement Plan Available

Community

MAYVILLE — In conjunction with the New York State Department of Health’s Prevention Agenda, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Allegheny Health Network Westfield Memorial Hospital, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc., and UPMC Chautauqua collaborated to complete the ...

Youth Of December Announced

Community

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown recently announces the December Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. The club is a United Way Partner Agency where “Great Futures Start Here.” ¯ Art Room: Brihanna ...

Brooks Locomotive Works At Fredonia Technology Incubator

Community

DUNKIRK — Brooks Locomotive Works, an exhibition of photography and artifacts focusing on the Brooks Locomotive Works, is on display at the Fredonia Technology Incubator from Jan. 22 to March 20. A reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology ...

JTA Donates To Humane Society

Community

The Jamestown Teachers Association recently held its Christmas party and collected $300 for the Chautauqua County Humane Society. JTA president Stephanie Sardi is pictured presenting the donation to Executive Director Kelli Roberts and Henry. Submitted photo