• Autumn Accessory Auction to Benefit UMCOR Puerto Rico
    Article Contributed by United Methodist Women of Falconer An “Autumn Accessory Auction”, featuring gently used purses, scarves, and jewelry for sale for a DONATION, is open to high school students and the community. This event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. at the Falconer United Methodist ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-18
  • Jamestown Recovery Walk at Mental Health Association on September 27
    Article Contributed byMental Health Association In celebration of National Recovery Month, you are invited to join Chautauqua County organizations that provide  mental health and substance use services at a Recovery Walk in Jamestown at noon on Thursday, September 27. The short walk along Jamestown’s Riverwalk will begin and end at ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-18
  • Local Pastors Team Up to Offer Chapel Services at Mental Health Association
    Article Contributed byMental Health Association An ecumenical group of local pastors is working together to provide weekly chapel services at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). The Chapel Team includes the Revs. Tara Eastman of Tree of Life Lutheran Church; Luke Fodor, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; Bob Hagel, ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-18
  • Marijuana Legalization: Sending Youth the Wrong Message
    Article Contributed byChautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council As the county’s only alcohol & other substance abuse prevention provider, it is Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council’s (CASAC’s) responsibility to bring awareness and educate the community on the effects of marijuana use, especially when it concerns youth.  CASAC opposes the ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-18
  • Be Somebody Else?
    Contributing WriterWalt Pickut In case nobody reminded you lately, you can be anybody you want to be. If that doesn’t sound right, consider this question: At what age were you done becoming the you that you wanted to be? We all had dreams and hopes of the person we would ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Don’t Ask Again…
    Every day my mailbox is stuffed full of things I didn’t ask for, especially charity pleas and catalogs. Respond to one and you’re on a thousand lists forever. With charities, if I give a little, I get so many more requests that my donation is all used up asking me ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Words, Sticks, & Stones
    Contributing Writer Pastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church Amherst, NY My daughter came home from her first week of school chanting that phrase they taught us all as kids. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me! And all I could think as I ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • College Central Network Services Announced
    Article Contributed by Jamestown Community College Jamestown Community College students and alumni, as well as community members, can now access a career management portal through JCC’s website. College Central Network, which facilitates connections between job seekers and employers, was added recently to the services provided through JCC’s Counseling & Career Center. ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Lakewood Developing Plans for Park
    Article Contributed by Village of Lakewood The newly formed Village of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Committee is developing a vision and comprehensive plan for the future of the Lakewood parks and the recreation activities that take place in them. The committee would like Village residents to fill out a survey ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Country Lane Holds Book Signing with Jamie Richir, Author of God in a Bottle on September 22
    Article Contributed by Jamie Richir “In the spring of 2015, I noticed something was different, so my doctor started looking into it.  I found out in July that I had very aggressive stage three breast cancer,” said Jamie Richir. She authored a book entitled God in a Bottle about her ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • The New Tax Law Workshop Offered
    Article Contributed bySmall Business Development Center at JCC The new tax law enacted for 2018 is over 1000 pages long and is the most substantial tax law change in decades.  The new rules will impact both individual and business finances on many levels.  To help us understand what has changed, the Small ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • All Lives Matter
    Contributing WriterWalt Pickut Every life is worth saving, but it costs. In 2016, the U.S. spent $10,348 per person on healthcare, $3.3 trillion in total. That’s 17.9 percent the nation’s gross domestic product.  Fortunately, prevention almost always costs less than a cure. In the case of America’s 10th leading cause ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Talent Pipeline Management and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Intermediary Program
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Though talent is a renewable resource, manufacturing is lagging in generating a workforce with the needed skills and qualifications required to compete in a global market.  Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) is a demand driven solution that works by applying the lessons from ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Fluvanna Free Library Holds Weekly Story Times
    Article Contributed by Fluvanna Free Library The Fluvanna Free Library invites children to their weekly storytimes each Tuesday at 11 am.  Each themed event consists of stories, activities, crafts and flannel board fun.  Space is limited so please contact the library to reserve a place.  The Fluvanna Free Library is ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Meat or Antlers?
    Contributing WriterSteve Sorensen Do you hunt deer in order to fill your freezer? Or in order to get a nice set of antlers to hang on your wall? Non-hunters don’t care, anti-hunters argue both are wrong, and among deer hunters it’s a perennial debate. Settling it once and for all ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • The Fluoride Menace
    Contributing WriterJeffrey Barkstrom More people in the United States drink fluoridated water than the whole rest of the world combined.  Why does the rest of the world not like fluoride like we do?  Why is tooth decay rampant in poor areas even though the water is fluoridated? Fluoridation was started ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Inaugural PFC Dwyer Suicide Prevention Motorcycle Run
    Article Contributed by PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program Local organizations are coming together to raise awareness about the community–wide suicide problem.  The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program, The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Chautauqua Tapestry, Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 20, and Brothers by ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • “Land Of Three Faiths” Music Program to be Held at St. Luke’s October 2
    Article Contributed bySt. Luke’s Episcopal Church St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host the Rose Ensemble’s performance “Land of Three Faiths; Voices of Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims” on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-17
  • Cockaigne is Back
    Staff Writer Andrew Martin Kolstee “Cockaigne was a big part of the community when I was growing up,” said Rex Butcher, Owner and CEO of the new Cockaigne Resort in Cherry Creek. “We’re trying to bring that back.” The old ski lodge at Cockaigne Ski Area was destroyed by fire ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-11
  • Voting 101 in Chautauqua County for the Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 Primary Election
    Article Contributed byChautauqua County Board of Elections Chautauqua County Poll Sites Open Noon to 9 p.m. Chautauqua County Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram announce that all county Democratic, Conservative and Reform Parties’ registered voters will be eligible to vote in the upcoming Thursday September 13th Primary ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • Festival of Grapes 2018
    Article Contributed byFestival of Grapes This year’s 51st annual Festival of Grapes is set for September 14th–16th in Silver Creek, NY. The Festival of Grapes committees are busy making plans and are looking forward to another wonderful celebration of the grape agriculture in our region. Many traditional events are ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • New Disposal Drop Box Location Opens at The Town of Ellicott Police Department
    Article Contributed byHOPE Chautauqua This new drop box will allow local residents to dispose of unused medications. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., FREE and anonymous As part of Hope Chautauqua’s ongoing Take It To The Box campaign, this month they announced a new location site for ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • Harmony Historical Society’s Annual Harvest Festival and Quilt Show
    Article Contributed byHarmony Historical Society Harmony Historical Society’s Annual Harvest Festival and Quilt Show will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (rain or shine) at the historical society’s campus at 1943 Open Meadows Road in Blockville. Admission ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • JCC Announces Sheldon Center Designation
    Article Contributed byJamestown Community College Jamestown Community College has renamed of one of its buildings in recognition of the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation’s long-standing support of capital and programming projects. The Arts & Sciences Center, built in 1968, has been renamed the Isabella M. and Ralph C. Sheldon Center ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, September 13
    The Audubon Nature Photography Club invites you to participate in their meeting on Thursday evening, September 13. This picture of a bumblebee on Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, is an example of one of the topics for the image review.Article Contributed byAudubon Community Nature Center Bugs/Insects and Silhouettes are the topics ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-10
  • Jamestown BPU Wins First Place as a Western New York Healthiest Employer in the Medium-size Company Category
    Article Contributed byJamestown Board of Public Utilities Business First named the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) wellness program first among 10 medium-size company finalists competing in its Western New York 2018 Healthiest Employer contest. Winning this award automatically places the BPU as a contestant in the Healthiest 100 Workplaces ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-04
  • AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary to Hold Carnival for St. Jude’s Hospital
    Article Contributed byAMVETS Ladies Auxiliary The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #726 Jamestown, N.Y. will hold a Carnival for St. Jude’s Hospital on Sunday September 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ira Lou Spring Veteran’s Club 364 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown Come join the Fun of food, adult ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-04
  • Learn More About Audubon’s Magnificent Property And How It’s Maintained At First Friday Lunch Bunch, September 7
    Article Contributed byAudubon Community Nature Center Did you know that Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) encompasses a 600–acre wetland preserve that includes over five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens that you can explore daily from dawn until dusk? ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-04
  • Free Computer Classes to Be Held at Prendergast Library
    Article Contributed byPrendergast Library The library is excited to offer two computer classes this month— Introduction to Excel and Basic Computers. All computer classes at Prendergast are free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, or call to register at (716) 484-7135 ext. 225. Introduction to Excel will ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-04
  • Westfield’s Crunch Roll Factory Thriving
    Article Contributed byOffice of the Chautauqua County Executive Following CCIDA’s August 28, 2018 Board of Director’s meeting, county and CCIDA officials toured The Original Crunch Roll Factory’s Bourne Street, Westfield food production facility to witness the operation first-hand. According to Crunch Roll’s Mark Bohn, they are very pleased with product ... read more
    Published on 2018-09-04

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