• Faith Matters: “Olds Year Night”
    When I was 18 years old, I spent New Year’s Eve in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before you get the wrong idea, I wasn’t on vacation. Some friends and I signed up to lead a day camp for school age children over their holiday break. We slept ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • In Loving Memory: Week of 01-04-2021
    Dec 15 John Paul Beck, 70, of Mayville Freay Funeral Home Edwin S. Cannon, 91, of Mayville Freay Funeral Home Bryan M. Colvin, 86, of Warren Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Ronald LaDolce, 74 of Jamestown Hubert Funeral Home Duncan A. “Mac” McNeill, 78, of Ashville Lind Funeral Home Rita S. Nelson, ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • The resolution revolution
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Letter to a New Year’s Resolution: Dear Resolution, Well, it was fun while it lasted. Sincerely, January 2. For folks who can do a little better than that, how about renaming your New Year’s Resolution: “My To Do list for the first week in January.” Personally, ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • G.A. Family Services Foster Care Program Hosted Drive Thru Gift Event with Santa
    For children in foster care, guardianship, in a health home, or in the adoption process through G.A. Family Services in Jamestown, the holiday months can often be a confusing time. However one tradition the families and children look forward to year after year is their annual Christmas dinner with Santa. ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • Go to Sweden Virtually with Audubon and Mark Baldwin, Friday, January 8
    Three and a half years ago, naturalist and Jamestown native Mark Baldwin moved to the shores of Malaren, Sweden’s third largest freshwater lake, near Stockholm , Sweden. He has been exploringthe forests and fields of the area ever since. In the comfort of your own home, on Friday, January 8, ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • St. Luke’s Church’s Receives Support from CRCF
    Every Sunday St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s 1957 Aeolian-Skinner organ brings an orchestra of sound into the church – leading voices to sing and hearts to soar. And yet, after 63 years of faithful service, certain essential elements are failing. After nearly a quarter century of use without significant repair, the ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • Read This Week’s Issue – January 4, 2021
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • Make Your Own String Art at Audubon Saturday, January 2, or Wednesday, January 6
    You can create a unique wall decoration using only string, nails and a board. Audubon Community Nature Center is offering five String Art Make-and-Take opportunities. The hour-long Make-and-Take times are on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Two Audubon Holiday Kids Camps, Tuesday, December 29, and Thursday, December 31
    Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to take a break from the holiday busyness and come to Audubon Community Nature Center for a day or exploration, fun, and learning. Audubon is offering two Holiday Camp opportunities, on Tuesday, December 29, and Thursday, December 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids can ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • COVID-19 Continues to Spread in Community
    Looking Forward to the Vaccine Chautauqua County, like most of the state and nation, continues to see more cases of COVID-19 than ever before. “Long gone are the days when only a handful of cases were reported to us,” said Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director. “The emergency approval of ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • JCC Approved as Provider for Manufacturers Productivity Improvement Program
    amestown Community College’s workforce readiness department has been approved as a training consultant for Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board’s Manufacturers Productivity Improvement Program, a reimbursement-based funding source to address training needs. The program improves the economic viability, productivity, and competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses. Matching consulting ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Southwestern Central Meets the Challenge of Raising Money for UWAYSCC Annual Campaign
    There is something to be said about “Trojan Tough” and these members of Southwestern Central School’s Student Council, along with the faculty and staff, embody this statement in the midst of a pandemic—and in spite of it. Southwestern Central School students and faculty got creative in this challenging year, holding ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Area Business Recognized Through Hospitality Business Recognition Program
    Webb’s Captain’s Table Recognized for Demonstrating Exemplary Customer Service and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville, N.Y. was recently recognized for demonstrating exemplary customer service and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This restaurant was recognized during the Chautauqua County Legislature’s December 16, 2020 meeting for its ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Hultquist Place Recognizes Hummel as Employee of the Year
    Employees and residents at the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown celebrated National Assisted Living Week in September. The festivities usually include various events for staff and residents, but some modifications needed to be made to keep everyone safe from the threat of the Novel ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Premier Precision Machining, LLC (Rand Machine Products, Inc.) Al Tech Loan Approved by CCCIDA for Major Expansion
    For over 70 years, Rand Machine has been a leading precision machining and component manufacturer, producing quality manufactured CNC components and assemblies for a variety of industries and companies worldwide at their facility on Allen Street in Falconer. In October 2017, Premier Precision Machining, LLC acquired Rand Machine Products, Inc., ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Audubon Morning Nature Walks on Saturdays, January 2 and 23
    Discover what is happening in the natural world in January. Audubon Community Nature Center invites you to take a hike with an Audubon educator on Saturday, January 2 or 23, 9-10 a.m. The natural world changes constantly throughout the year. During 2020, people flocked to both new and familiar outdoor ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Rotary Club of Jamestown Receives County Economic Development Update
    At a recent weekly ZOOM meeting, the Rotary Club of Jamestown heard from Nathan Aldrich, Special Projects Coordinator with the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development, who also manages the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth under the umbrella of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). In his ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Holiday Happenings at the Falconer Public Library
    The Falconer Public Library is offering some fun holiday activities. Thanks to generous funding from a grant from the Falconer Region Community Fund & Donald R. Swanson Memorial Fund, made available through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the library has a Storywalk® set up in front of the library. The ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Conservation District Announces Annual Tree & Shrub Sale
    Each year Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District introduces thousands of bare root seedlings into Chautauqua County, New York. All plants that are selected for the District’s annual sale are selected for their quality rating for hardiness in Chautauqua County and are made available to the public at an ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Increase in Hepatitis A Cases Seen in Chautauqua County
    Vaccination Prevents Infection The Chautauqua County Health Department has been following a recent rise in Hepatitis A cases in the County. So far in 2020, 19 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported. From 2017 to 2019, Chautauqua County experienced an average of one case of Hepatitis A per year. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • 4 Reasons You Should Use a Binocular
    Ask a hundred hunters if they own a bino and about ninety nine will say “Yes.” Almost every hunter owns a pair, but does every hunter use them? The technical stuff—power, field of view, objective diameter, exit pupil, prisms, coatings, brightness—is all aimed at the hunter who is considering a ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Holiday Greetings from the Chautauqua County Dairy Princess!
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program assists and supports the efforts of the Chautauqua County Dairy Promotion and Dairy Princess Program. According to Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator, “The Chautauqua County Dairy Princess and her Court help educate the public about dairy farming and the nutritional benefits ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • JESPA Donates Locally for the Holidays
    The Jamestown Educational Support Personnel Association (JESPA) Union recently collected $1,000 in donations from their members’ dues to give to local agencies.  Each agency received a $200 donation. JESPA donated to: Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program, Salvation Army, Jamestown Boy’s & Girls Club, United Christian Advocacy Network and St. Susan ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Music for Christmas Eve at First Lutheran
    First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler Street, will have two Christmas Worship Services with the Contemporary Service at 4:00 p.m. and the Traditional Service at 10:00 p.m. preceded by a 15-minute vocal and instrumental musical prelude beginning at 9:45 p.m. Pastor Daniel S. Rumfelt will preside at both worship services with ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Faith Matters: Christmas Carols
    I do not know about you, but I have found great meaning and peace in the music of this season this year. I can confidently tell you that on a personal level I have never listened to as much Christmas music in a single season before in my entire life. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • In Loving Memory: Week of 12-21-2020
    Dec 6 Sharon Stewart Barrows, 72, formerly of Clymer Dolores C. (Colbert) Kaufman, age 93, of Westfield Mason Funeral Home Fred J. Cross, 83, of Warren Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Jack D. Moore, 90, formerly of Lakewood Lind Funeral Home Stacey E. Johnson Nichols, 54 of Jamestown Hubert Funeral ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Lovely Emergencies?
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Every procrastinator in the world knows that deadlines are emergencies. It’s true for students the day before a final exam, for you the day before that big report for your boss is due, and for me the day before Christmas and I haven’t even shopped for ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Audubon Having Winter Clothing Drive for JCLC
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people spent more time than usual outside this spring and summer for both their physical and mental health. While it is more challenging to be outside during colder winter weather, the proper gear, such as hats, gloves, boots, and jackets, make it much easier. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Surprising Hope for 2021
    Sometimes a crisis creates remarkable solutions. In 2020 people found new ways to do old things, and did new things nobody ever thought of doing before. In 2021, it’s time to harvest some of that. But with Chautauqua County now inching toward a total of 2,800 cases of Covid-19, Cattaraugus ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-21
  • Read This Week’s Issue – December 21, 2020
    Published on 2020-12-21

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