• Around Town: Week of 11-30-2020
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Chai Tea
    Greetings, friends! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the recent Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed our usual feast this year, but following COVID rules, we were not surrounded by family and friends this year. While it truly is a blessing it is to live close enough to get together, this ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Democrats Seek 176 Candidates for 2021
    Chautauqua County Democratic Committee Chair Norman P. Green announces that his party is currently seeking candidates to nominate for 176 elective offices for the 2021 election cycle. “New York’s election calendar forces political parties to step up its candidate search process, as the first day to sign a designating petition ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • County Health Department Issues Clarification on Enforcement of State’s COVID-19 Related Rules and Regulations
    Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director, issued the following to help educate the community as to how enforcement of New York State’s COVID-19 related rules and guidelines works at the local level: The Chautauqua County Board of Health has the responsibility to enforce Public Health Law and the Sanitary Code ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • JHS 10-12th Grades Returning to In-Person Instruction on 12/7/20
    Jamestown High School students in grades 10 through 12 will return to in-person instruction in two cohorts beginning Monday, December 7th , subject to guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Health Department. “We know how important it is to our students and families to return to in-person ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • United Way Reaches 50% of 2020 Campaign Goal
    United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has been busy since their virtual campaign kickoff this past September, and recently announced that they have reached the 54% mark in their $1.2 million campaign goal. According to Executive Director Amy Rohler, fundraising during a pandemic has not been operations as usual. It ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Robert H. Jackson Center Launches #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign
    #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Giving a Little More this Holiday Season
    The holiday season is a time of giving. The generosity on display during the holiday season may not have an official start date, but the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day may be the unofficial beginning of the giving season. The first Tuesday following American Thanksgiving has been referred to as ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Match Your Audubon Gift on Giving Tuesday, December 1
    In the many months since the coronavirus turned everyone’s world upside down, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has worked particularly hard to meet the community’s needs for learning, connection, and stress relief. Safe summer day camps allowed hundreds of kids to experience the outdoors. Staff and volunteers have maintained the ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Literacy and Laundromats
    Most of us take for granted the opportunity to pick up a book or a newspaper and read it. Literacy also means the ability to fill out an employment application or read an airline time table or book a hotel on line. All of these things seem second nature to ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Mental Health Association Among St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Recipients
    At the end of the year, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop in Jamestown likes to spread cheer among populations that may struggle during the holidays. This year they made gifts totalling $10,500 to UCAN (United Christian Advocacy Network), Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA), Salvation Army, Toys for ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • Learn About Pennsylvania Elk at Audubon’s December 4 First Friday
    You can learn the amazing history and natural history of the largest wild elk herd in the Northeast with conservation educators from the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The program will be presented virtually from Benezette, Pa., at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday, December 4, 11 a.m. The presenters will ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • National Comedy Center Launches “The Comedy Shop” as New National Hub for Comedy-Themed Gifts
    Lewis Black to Host “Lewis Black Friday” Online Store Celebration The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and museum dedicated to the art of comedy, today launched a new national hub for comedy-themed products and gifts called The Comedy Shop (ComedyShop.com). The Comedy Shop, which exists both online ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • Heritage Ministries to Take Part in Nationwide Day of Giving
    This Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Heritage Ministries, a not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, is joining in a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year on Giving Tuesday, millions of people across ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • Faith Matters: Worry
    I had dreams last night. Zombies had taken over the world and I was on the run with my family. I woke up nervous and sweaty. I know it was only a dream. I know there are no zombies (…yet). I still couldn’t fall back asleep. I wish this were ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • In Loving Memory: Week of 11-30-2020
    Nov 15 John Bernard, 65 of Jamestown Hubert Funeral Home Norman Leonard, 89, of Warren Donald E Lewis Funeral Home Frank C. Nelson, 88 of Frewsburg Peterson Funeral Home Kelly Thomas Niles, 54 of Warren Donald E Lewis Funeral Home Nov 16 Deborah J. Anderson, 68, formerly of Warren Peterson-Blick ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • Sharing: A better kind of giving
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut When you and a neighbor kid got yourselves into a hair-pulling tussle over who was going to play with the coolest toy ever – your toy – your mother probably said, “Don’t fight! Share.” And that’s where the fun stopped. Sharing usually meant “Let the other ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-01
  • Bush 4th Graders Use Persuasive Writing to Show Off Their Macy’s Parade Balloons
    Bush Elementary School fourth graders became Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon makers through an ELA persuasive writing assignment in Cristin Hockenberry’s class. The students wrote a persuasive essay for the Macy’s parade committee explaining why their balloon should be included in the annual parade. Mrs. Hockenberry collaborated with JPS Technology ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-30
  • ShopLocalCHQ Online Marketplace Launched
    The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new online marketplace where consumers can conveniently shop for products and services from small, locally owned businesses across Chautauqua County. ShopLocalCHQ.com features a wide variety of local businesses and their products and services, with more being added every day. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-30
  • Giving Tuesday and YOU!
    Most of us know about Black Friday, the big busy shopping day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is followed by Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. Then comes Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is December 1st . It is a global one-day event to support your ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-30
  • Read This Week’s Issue – November 30, 2020
    Published on 2020-11-30
  • Around Town: Week of 11-23-2020
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • JCC Adds Cybersecurity Programs
    Jamestown Community College is adding cybersecurity degree and certificate options to its academic programs. The State University of New York and New York State Education Department approved JCC’s new programs recently. JCC’s cybersecurity programs will prepare students to address the vulnerability of computer networks to cyber threats. Students who complete ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • “Culinary Creations” The Marvin House Cookbook
    The Marvin House Cookbook “What is Water Pie, you ask”? Check Page 61 of the newly published Marvin House Cookbook. Water Pie is a depression era, fun, dessert created from the need to make something out of nothing. According to this submission by Florence Cass of Frewsburg, Water Pie is ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Health Department Team Excels at Disease Investigation
    COVID-19 Rapid Testing Available The Chautauqua County Health Department has received reports from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on its disease investigation and contact tracing efforts for the months of September and October 2020. Per the NYSDOH, Chautauqua County is doing better than both Western New York ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • Brown Bag Talk to Examine Mental Health Challenges in Higher Education
    Jermaine Kenner, a mental health counselor at the Counseling Center and a State University of New York at Fredonia alumnus, will explore mental health challenges in higher education in the final virtual Brown Bag Lunch talk of the fall semester on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. In ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • Troxells Receive Rotary Honors
    The regular Rotary meeting was taking place and Dan was asked to make a short presentation on the reason WHY he joined Rotary. His reason why focused on the WHO of Rotary, or the people of Rotary, which he feels is the strength of the organization. He remembered his sponsor, ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • The Meaning of Freedom is Subject of Virtual Unitarian Service on Nov 29
    Many Americans claim that their “freedom” is being threatened. What do they mean by “freedom”? This is the topic Dr. James Hurtgen will address when he speaks on “Individualism and Democratic Citizenship: The Meaning of Freedom” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s 10:30 a.m. virtual service on Sunday, November ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • JCC Students Provide Welding Skills
    Jamestown Community College’s welding program continues to inspire current and former students to use their talents and skills in a variety of settings. Austin Tallman and Hunter Bittinger, both graduates of Sherman Central School, performed repairs on the Chautauqua Belle hull last summer, enabling the vessel to carry passengers during ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23
  • Fletcher Physical Education Classes have a “Dance Dance Revolution”
    Fletcher Elementary School physical education students were moving and grooving to Earth, Wind & Fire’s September during a recent class with teachers Greg Jackson and Kevin Emley. The students were using “Dance Dance Revolution” borrowed from the Lending Locker program through Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. Dance Dance Revolution is a great physical ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-23

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