Business

Brownie Troop of Silver Creek visits PetSmart

Brownie Troop 20049 of Silver Creek recently visited PetSmart. Employee Nadine taught the girls about a few different animals, their habitats, what they eat and how to care for them. The animals which were discussed included a snake, bearded dragon, tortoise and a gerbil. Then Courtney from the ...

Boys & Girls Club names new director

A new executive director has been tapped to head up the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County. Anneliese Bruegel has been named to lead club that is based in Dunkirk, according to its board of directors. Bruegel comes to the club from Chautauqua Striders and had been involved ...

Lawley hires three to assist seniors

Lawley Insurance has announced the hiring of three Chautauqua County residents as individual and senior health insurance benefits consultants. Craig Colburn, AJ Dolce, and Ben Lindquist, all formerly of Arcade Senior Services in Jamestown, are licensed and certified insurance agents and ...

Brooks, TLC announce partnership with Unyts

Beginning July 1, 2018 Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, will become the primary provider of blood products for Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc., which includes Brooks Memorial Hospital and TLC Health. Unyts started collecting blood in 2007 and since then has ...

Family Dollar announces grand re-opening in Gowanda

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Gowanda, New York. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Gowanda community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new ...

Yerico joins health education board

Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas H. Apostoleris, PhD MBA and Ms. Tiffany Yerico to its 17-seat Board of Directors. Apostoleris serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Tri-County Family Medicine Program in ...

Nurse of Distinction

Sara Couchman, RN was recognized with the 2018 Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. Carol A. Kozlowski Nurse of Distinction Award. She is pictured here with husband Jamie, and parents, John and Linda Burton.

Brooks-TLC Hospital System honors volunteers

Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. volunteers enjoyed a springtime appreciation luncheon along with a hospital operations update by President/CEO, Mary LaRowe. Brooks volunteers play a critical role in enhancing the patient experience by acting as ambassadors and promoting positive first ...

KeyBank employees volunteer at Boys and Girls Club

On May 23, KeyBank hosted its 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 700 KeyBank employees in Buffalo and Western New York spent the day volunteering with more than two dozen community organizations and service projects, including the William-Emslie YMCA in Buffalo, The ...

Help Me Grow Western New York expands to Chautauqua County

BUFFALO – Help Me Grow WNY, a regional initiative that seeks to measurably improve the developmental skills and well-being of young children, announced today that Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition will serve as its lead entity in Chautauqua County. In partnership with the ...

City library receives grant for children’s program

The Dunkirk Public Library is the recipient of a $1,000 grant to support children’s literacy. “Our summer program, ‘Libraries Rock’ will benefit greatly from this grant, allowing us to purchase books for early readers, award winning books, and book prizes for our summer readers that ...

Lawley receives honors from group

BUFFALO — Merchants Insurance Group is pleased to announce the Lawley Dunkirk office has qualified for membership in the Merchants Insurance Group President’s Club. Lawley’s Dunkirk branch has been serving Western New York since 1983 and has been partnered with Merchants since 1994. ...

Dairy plant closure forces French Creek farmer to end operations

FRENCH CREEK — The loss of a contract to provide milk to an Erie, Pa., dairy plant is being felt locally as Thomas Gilkinson of Maleski’s Dairy Farm in French Creek is forced to sell his cows and farm equipment while he made his last delivery Wednesday. The upcoming closure of Meadow ...

Lakeview Shock NYSCOPBA donates to Legion

The Lakeview Shock NYSCOPBA made a donation to the Forestville American Legion J. Carter Knapp Post 953 to assist with the Post’s Memorial Day celebration. Pictured left to right are: Ralph Silleman, Jim Hilliker, Neal Gruber (NYSCOPBA), Chris Matthies, Tom Halicki (Commander), Dick Bradigan, ...

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ series begins June 14

JAMESTOWN — The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) invites the community to celebrate the warm weather with a series of ‘Art After 5’ adult gatherings from 5-7 p.m. on four different evenings throughout the summer: June 14, July 10, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6. Guests to these ...

Fredonia man earns Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation

WESTFIELD — Eric Ferry, senior partner at Fundamental Wealth Management LLC has been authorized by The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pa., to use the chartered life underwriter marks. The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted ...

Candy shop opens at Cross Roads

WESTFIELD — Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market has opened its doors for the 21st season. With this new season came many new vendors along with the lineup of favorites the public has come to know and love through the years. One of these new businesses is none other than “Grammies ...

FFC 2018 winners of the Route 66 Walking Challenge

Submitted Photo The wellness committee at Fieldbrook Foods Corporation chaired by Jennifer Montes Human Resources Benefits Coordinator, held a Route 66 Walking Challenge in conjunction with their health insurance provider BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. The winners were as follows: 1st place Sue ...

Great Lakes Tree Services assists Puerto Rico

SINCLAIRVILLE — With recovery efforts still underway in Puerto Rico seven months after experiencing its worst natural disaster on record, one area business was honored to be a part of the process. Great Lakes Tree Services of Sinclairville recently had an opportunity to send some of its ...