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Value Home Center is pictured with members of WGRZ with a check from this year’s televent.

Valu Home Centers ‘Make A Change Campaign’ nets $32,180 for Kids Escaping

DrugsBUFFALO — Valu Home Centers presented Kids Escaping Drugs with a check for $32,180 during a live televent. The televent, broadcast from the KED Renaissance Campus, is an annual event that raises money and awareness for the work of Kids Escaping Drugs. The Valu donation was generated ...

Social media helps support budding farmers, homesteaders

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is continually developing programs to help beginning and diversifying farmers in the local area. Their creation of the Western New York Beginning Farmers and Homesteaders group has continued to be ...

Sham Baghat

Fredonia Technology Incubator to offer QuickBooks workshop

A workshop on the accounting software program QuickBooks, conducted by Fredonia accountant Sham Baghat, will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, as part of its Entrepreneurial Workshop Series. At the session, ...

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Pictured are new Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Team members Music Therapist Shelby Hester  (left) and Johnna Grice, RN.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes new staff

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new hospice team members. Johnna Grice, RN has joined as a nurse case manager and Shelby Hester has been hired as a Music Therapist. Grice is a 1998 graduate of Jamestown High School and 2010 graduate of ...

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Pictured are brothers Taylor Swanson, left, and Jamie Swanson right. They are the new owners of the Shred Center, which will be taking donations for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care for shredding services on Earth Day, April 22 in lieu of payment.

Earth Day shredding at The Shred Center to benefit Hospice

The Shred Center will again be offering free shredding services on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. In lieu of a charge for shredding, customers will be asked to make a cash or check contribution to directly benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Under new ownership since January, The ...

JCC preparing for Excelsior Scholarship implementation

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced passage of the New York state budget which includes establishment of the Excelsior Scholarship to provide a tuition scholarship to students enrolled in New York public colleges and universities beginning this fall. “The Excelsior Scholarship makes higher ...

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Pictured, Medical Director UPMC Chautauqua WCA Sleep Center, Frank Arnal, MD, FCCP, board-certified in internal medicine with sub-specialties in pulmonology, sleep medicine and critical care, and a physician member of Great Lakes Physician Practice, JAMA-GLPP, reviews a sleep study. UPMC Chautauqua WCA recently installed new, powerful Natus technology that enhances sleep outcomes.

UPMC Chautauqua WCA installs new technology

JAMESTOWN — As part of its ongoing efforts to provide the latest technology and treatments available for patients, UPMC Chautauqua WCA recently installed new, powerful Natus technology that enhances sleep and neurology outcomes. Frank Arnal, MD, FCCP, board-certified in internal medicine ...

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Pictured are, from left, sitting, Jen Herron, Bob Warner, Tabatha Stenstrom and Daniel Ortega; and, standing, Nikki Brunecz, Pam Nordin, Beth Jermain, Terri Johnson, Heather Brown and Sue Woods.

The Resource Center honors staff for efforts at increasing independence

The Resource Center recently honored eight employees who helped people with disabilities to become more independent, a successful project that also saved millions of dollars in Medicaid expenses. On March 28, The Resource Center presented its Quarterly Agency-Wide Staff Appreciation Award to ...

Lou Dispenza receives 3 top awards from County Board of Realtors

For the 12th consecutive year, Lou Dispenza, licensed real estate salesperson with Midtown Realty, Fredonia was awarded top honors by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors. At its annual general membership meeting held March 28 at Webb’s Captain’s Table, Dispenza was awarded the ...

Herbert Star Apartments in Brocton has affordable living for seniors

BROCTON — The Herbert Star Apartments is located on beautifully manicured grounds in a quiet park-like setting at 54 Central Avenue in Brocton. The 32 one-bedroom and 10 large studio apartments provide affordable living for adults 62 years and over. Income limits apply and rents are ...

Nathan Aldrich

NCCF appoints community economic development specialist

The Local Economic Development Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Nathan Aldrich as community economic development specialist. This independent contract position was created to help connect the economic development community, provide grant ...

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Pictured (left to right): Community Bank N.A. District Manager Lisa Allenson, Customer Service Representative Nancy Pavolko, Head Teller Chris Overturf, Retail Services Officer Amy Shelters and Teller Meghan Allenson.

Community Bank N.A. donates comfort packs to CASA

MAYVILLE — Local Community Bank N.A. branches recently presented Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County with comfort packs to help support its mission of helping local foster care children in need. Comfort packs are given to foster children who otherwise would have no way to ...

Deadline approaching in New York for SBA Working Capital Loans after drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that April 25 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in New York as a result of the ...

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Liberty Vineyards & Winery of Sheridan won Best White Wine at the 2017 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition for its 2016 Dry Riesling wine.

Liberty Dry Riesling named best white wine

SHERIDAN — Liberty Vineyards & Winery of Sheridan won Best White Wine at the 2017 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition for its 2016 Dry Riesling wine. In addition to the Best of Show honor, Liberty Vineyards also took home Double Gold medals for its 2015 Riesling and ...

Megan Valentine

Valentine selected for leadership institute

Megan Valentine, associate director of Athletics and Recreation/Senior Woman Administrator at the State University of New York at Fredonia, was recently selected for the Women in the Spotlight’s Brand Leadership Institute. Through a new collaboration with the National Collegiate Athletics ...

4-H to offer tractor, farm machinery safety course

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program invites youth age 14 and older to participate in a three day tractor and farm machinery safety course April 10, 12 and 15. It is important for all youth who operate tractors and farm machinery take ...

Dunkirk Boilers partners with dog sled team

Dunkirk Boilers was proud to sponsor Kristy and Anna Berington of Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing as they participated in the 2017 Iditarod, The Last Great Race. The Ceremonial Start ran out of downtown Anchorage on March 4, but mushers then drove the 350 miles or so with their teams and gear ...

Kevin Sixbey

Sixbey to manage insurance benefits program

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier have hired Kevin Sixbey to manage the insurance benefits program of the organizations. “Kevin is a great addition to our team in that he brings extensive insurance experience and strong connections ...