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NY producers have until Aug. 1 to submit FSA county committee nominations

SYRACUSE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director for New York, Mark Dennis, is reminding farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are made up of ...

Herbs For Life relocates to Dunkirk

Herbs For Life Natural Health Emporium, formerly of Main Street in Fredonia, has recently relocated to 85 E. Fourth St. in Dunkirk. Having just celebrated their 15-year store anniversary and grand opening event, owner Toni-Jo Mitchell, Traditional Naturopath, is excited to be in her new ...

Lake Erie Regional to hold Summer Growers’ Conference

PORTLAND — New federal regulations, re-emerging pests, advances in variable rate technology and depressed markets has made the production of grapes in the Lake Erie region of New York and Pennsylvania increasingly complex. To assist growers in working through the maze of constantly changing ...

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Duke and Chip after their shearing.

Shearing Day held at Alpacaville in Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — It was a cool and somewhat drizzly day recently when Dan and Shauna Anderson and a small group of friends gathered at their small farm on Mahanna Road in Bemus Point for Shearing Day. This annual event occurs each spring at Alpacaville, as the Andersons continue a tradition ...

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino. The ALDI grocery store in Dunkirk will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its newly remodeled building.

ALDI reopens Dunkirk store with a fresh look

Beginning Wednesday, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores, will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Buffalo-area store, located at 3878 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk. The Dunkirk store is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Behavioral Health relocates in Dunkirk Officials at UPMC

Chautauqua WCA have announced that UPMC Chautauqua WCA Behavioral Health has relocated to 306 Central Ave., Dunkirk, just steps away from its previous location at 338 Central Ave. The new, spacious outpatient center will continue to provide confidential counseling services for mental health ...

Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies awarded ABC accreditation

GOWANDA — Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies proudly announces a Three-Year Accreditation award in orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc. Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies is recognized for ...

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UPMC Chautauqua WCA Behavioral Health recently relocated to 306 Central Avenue, Dunkirk.

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Behavioral Health relocates Dunkirk office

Officials at UPMC Chautauqua WCA are pleased to announce that UPMC Chautauqua WCA Behavioral Health has relocated to 306 Central Ave., Dunkirk, just steps away from its previous location at 338 Central Avenue. The new, spacious outpatient center will continue to provide confidential ...

Wing City Grille to close Lakewood location

LAKEWOOD — Wing City Grille announced Monday it will close its location in this south county village, effective Sunday. The announcement was made through a statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “The restaurant has not allowed us any return on our investment, and the closing of ...

Hanson Sign Companies adds staff

FALCONER — Hanson Sign Companies is pleased to announce that Jay Johnson has been promoted to director of sales. Johnson has been with Hanson Sign Companies since 1999. He started as an account executive and promoted to senior account executive in 2011. Johnson has continually demonstrated ...

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Pictured are awards recently won by Liberty Vineyards at the  Indy International Wine Competition and the Dan Berger International Wine Competition.

Liberty Vineyards Brings Home Gold in International Competitions

SHERIDAN — Liberty Vineyards & Winery of Sheridan, received a number of prestigious awards recently at the Indy International Wine Competition held in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Dan Berger International Wine Competition held in Santa Rosa, California. At the Indy International, ...

2016 grape production increased in state

It was a good year for grapes in New York state. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the value of the state’s 2016 grape production totaled $64.5 million. Blair Smith, state statistician of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in the New York Field Office also ...

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Caldwell Cheese House & Gifts has a number of events planned for July 15.

Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts celebrating 90th anniversary

DEWITTVILLE — Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville is celebrating its 90th anniversary in business this year. Sole Proprietor Jane Currie is planning some very special events to take place Saturday, July 15, at the business at 5392 E. Lake Rd., Route 430, Dewittville, ...

USDA to provide malt barley crop insurance for 44 New York counties

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that following their push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will finally provide malt barley crop insurance to farmers in the 44 counties throughout New York where malt barley is grown, including ...

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Atom Atkinson named director of literary arts

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution today announced the appointment of Atom Atkinson of Interlochen, Michigan, as the new Director of Literary Arts effective Sept. 1. Atkinson is currently an instructor of creative writing at Interlochen Arts Academy and Summer Camp. As Director of Literary ...

KeyBank makes 50 Most Community-Minded Companies list for fourth time

Cleveland, OH — KeyBank has been recognized by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. In addition to honoring Key on the 2017 Civic 50 list, Points of Light also designated KeyBank ...

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Come to the LERGP Summer Growers’ Conference or LERGP Open House to hear the results of the research that led the LERGP crew to comb through buckets of soil.

Education programs key for LERGP growers and neighbors

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is excited to announce, as part of their on-going effort to assist grape growers in increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of their vineyard operations, a schedule of events has ...