• Around Town: Week of 2-22-2021
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • VITA Program Expands Number of Virtual Tax Appointments to Continue Meeting Community Needs
    Free Tax Preparation Helps Low-Wage Workers Build Financial Stability, Boosts Local Economy The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has officially begun and utilizes volunteers, certified by the IRS, to prepare income tax returns at no charge for working families who earned less than $57,000 in 2020. As expected, the ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Chamber Corner: Week of February 22, 2021
    Throughout its two decades, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has based its membership on the employee count for each business. What we have learned, especially in recent years, is that employee counts don’t tell the full story of how a business participates in the Chamber of Commerce or the ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Chautauqua County Recognizes Second Week of COVID-19 Heroes
    Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and the COVID-19 Response Team recently announced the second week of COVID-19 Hero nominations for February 16-19. Nominations are recognized in a video posted weekdays on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page, and each nominee receives a personal note from the County Executive’s Office. “We ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Everyday Hunter: Shortages — My Perspective
    A shortage has shooters fired up — a national shortage of ammunition and reloading components. Hunters are worried about it, but the ones it affects most are reloaders, shooters who train heavily, and competition shooters. What’s happening? Is the government buying it to keep it from citizens? Has some wealthy ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Restoring Trust in the Catholic Parish
    100% of the book profits will be donated to Church ministries where books are sold in parishes. A call to laity and priests to help restore trust, foster healing, and grow the parishes in the Catholic Church. Based on two studies conducted in the Diocese of Buffalo, and applicable to ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Muppet Stand-Up Comedian Fozzie Bear Now on Exhibit at The National Comedy Center
    As the original “Muppet Show” makes its debut on Disney+ today, the show’s resident stand-up comedian and beloved Muppet, Fozzie Bear, makes his debut at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York and is on exhibit for visitors to enjoy during their museum experience. One of the most iconic ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Pennies 4 Paws Campaign Kicks Off 2/12
    The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s (CCHS) annual Pennies 4 Paws campaign presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa kicked off on February 12 th with a goal to collect 1,000,000 pennies to benefit the pets that rely on the shelter’s essential services. In 2020 over 1000 animals were taken ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Remembering Brooklyn Square: From Library to Lost Neighborhood
    Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist When the first Jim Roselle Read-A-Thon took place in the spring of 2016 at the Prendergast Library, the meaningful words of the late, well-known radio personality and host of two programs on Jamestown’s WJTN radio station rang true for me and, I’m sure, many others: “A ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • African American Research
    The Hall House Research Library at the Fenton History Center will present a program on African American Genealogical Research in honor of Black History Month. The Fenton is committed to helping everyone in our area connect with their family and community history, and we hope that this program will help ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Faith Matters: To Me
    My siblings and I had a game we played on road trips growing up. Okay, my brother and I had a game we played on road trips growing up, and my sister was always an unwilling participant. It was called “Can’t Bother Air.” Like the back of most vehicles ours ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • In Loving Memory: Week of 2-22-2021
    Feb 6 Carl R. Carey, 80, of Kennedy Falconer Funeral Home William C. Fruin, 84, of Jamestown Falconer Funeral Home Shirley Ann Dean Hopkins, 65 of Mayville Falconer Funeral Home Donna Lee Anderson Johnson, 76 of Lakewood Falconer Funeral Home Andy N. Raber, 73, Town of Conewango VanRensselaer & Son ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • The Price is Right Come on down!
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut I love learning something entirely useless every week. Who wouldn’t? For example, I thought Bob Barker, long-time host of The Price Is Right, coined the phrase “Come on down!” For 35 years he invited audience members to leave their seats and guess prices on every-day items ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • National Comedy Center Announces ‘Family Field Trips’ Free to all Chautauqua County Youth
    Youth Free February 18 – April 11, 2021; Accompanying Adults Discounted to $10 The National Comedy Center has announced “Family Field Trips” in which all Chautauqua County youth are admitted for free for a period of eight weeks inclusive of the current school winter break running through spring break. Starting ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Follow the Red Brick Road Jamestown’s Doors Open 2021 Online
    One of the Jamestown area’s busiest winter events is the Doors Open day traditionally held the third Saturday in January. The Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event every year. Last year the event included 17 attractions, this year ten attractions are taking part on Facebook and YouTube. Everyone is ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Read This Week’s Issue – February 22, 2021
    Published on 2021-02-22
  • Around Town: Week of 2-15-2021
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Chamber Corner: Week of February 15, 2021
    Your Value on Investment in the Chamber Where can you get a 12 to one return on your initial investment? The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce! When businesses work together through the local Chamber of Commerce, they all reap the rewards. That applies to tried-and-true offerings from the Chamber such ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Join the Fun! New Students WELCOME!
    If you are interested in music, art, dance, or theater, then the Infinity Center is the place for you! Join us as we continue to offer, safe, in person learning opportunities for students of all ages. Digital Lesson opportunities are also available for students who wish to learn from home. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • JCC Announces President’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    In responding to the call for social awareness made over the summer, SUNY Jamestown Community College President Daniel DeMarte has formed a President’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a college-wide effort to promote those ideals. “Through the establishment of this task force, we hope to reiterate JCC’s ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Alliance Achieves Funding Goal for 2021 Chautauqua Lake Consolidated Work Plan
    The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that it has secured $690,000 to implement its 2021 consolidated work plan for the care and maintenance of Chautauqua Lake and its watershed. Funding is provided by The Lenna Foundation, the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, and the Chautauqua ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Funding Available for Falconer Region
    The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for charitable activities to benefit the Falconer, Kennedy and Ellington communities. Grants ranging from $500-$1,500 will be awarded from the Falconer Region Community Fund and Donald R. Swanson Memorial Fund. In 2012, lifelong residents of Falconer, Maurice and Doris Roach, ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • How to Support Local Agriculture
    The global pandemic that has upended daily life has exacted a toll on many industries. Businesses have been asked to close or temporarily scale back operations, while organizers of recreational gatherings have been tasked with reevaluating the practicality and safety of annual events. Throughout the United States and Canada, autumn ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Join Me in the Kitchen: Perfect Pie Crust
    Ahh, February…the shortest month of the year, and usually the coldest month as well! We celebrate Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, both George and Abe’s birthdays, (not to mention my son Mark’s birthday!) and we keep checking the calendar to see when spring starts. I don’t know about you, but I’m ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Faith Matters: Worry
    I had anxiety dreams last night. Zombies had taken over the world and I was on the run with Kate and Molly. 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 ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • In Loving Memory: Week of 2-15-2021
    Feb 2 Michael E. “Mick” “Elba” Anderson, 70 of Ellington Falconer Funeral Home Ginger Sue Benson, 59, of Kennedy Falconer Funeral Home Samuel G. Colera, 87, of Jamestown Lind Funeral Home Arne E. Hagglund, 84, formerly of Jamestown Lind Funeral Home Elizabeth “Liz” Manfrey Steinkamp, 92, of Jefferson Hills Donald ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • Back on the Farm
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Back on the farm? Some people never left! Seventy-five years ago there were nearly seven million farms in the United States. Today, that number is closer to two million. But the ones who stayed on the farm are doing more than ever. On average, farms are ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • The Resource Center presents 32nd Annual Ability Awareness Awards
    The Resource Center presented its Volunteer of the Year Award and recognized a hard-working employee during a luncheon held as part of the agency’s 32nd annual Ability Awareness Awards. The Elmer Muench Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Peter Carlo of Jamestown. Because of the pandemic, there haven’t ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • The Zonta Club of Jamestown Gives Women in Leadership Awards
    Each year, the Zonta Club of Jamestown recognizes three women from our area whose activities and leadership in the community help to fulfill Zonta’s mission, which is to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Recipients for 2020-2021 include Laurie Beckerink, Diana Butcher, and Kimberly Lombard Theses honorees ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15
  • It’s National FFA Week: Thank a Farmer
    This year FFA Week—previously known as Future Farmers of America Week—will be celebrated from February 20 to 27. Each year, FFA chapters around the country share the impact that Future Farmers make for its members and the entire nation. One of the people that it means a lot to is ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-15

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