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Mary Ann Herrington is pictured with her 2016 New York State Associated Press Award.

Mary Ann Herrington wins Associated Press award

OBSERVER Staff Report An OBSERVER article has been selected as a winning entry by the New York State Associated Press. Mary Ann Herrington, an OBSERVER correspondent and columnist, won third place in the 2016 New York State Associated Press Association contest in the arts/entertainment ...

Merritt Estate Winery awarded new medals in Indiana

FORESTVILLE — Merritt Estate Winery earned five awards at the 26th annual INDY International Wine Competition in May. Bella Rosa, Chautauqua Blush and their Vidal Ice Wine were awarded Silvers in three distinguished categories. Bella Ice was awarded a medal for Best of Class and a Double Gold ...

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Outstanding chemistry students were recognized at the Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society’s recent Awards Night. Chautauqua County students at the event were (from left) Seth Schrader, Fredonia Central School; Janie Swanson, Falconer Central School; and Ezekiel Olson, Maple Grove Central School.

American Chemical Society Penn-York Section recognizes outstanding students

JAMESTOWN — The Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society honored area chemistry students recently at their annual awards night at the Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown. The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that ...

Chancellor’s Award recipients announced

Five Jamestown Community College faculty and staff members were awarded the 2017 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence recently. Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and ...

Industrial help guidance document available

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Harvest New York program recently developed and released a summary document that highlights primary and secondary sources of information relevant to the industrial hemp market and associated opportunities. This resource was developed by Cheryl Thayer, Local ...

Collectible coins available at Cattaraugus County Bank

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Bank is pleased to announce it is offering 2017 American Eagle Silver Dollars, plus 2017 National Park Quarters for sale. The cost for an American Eagle Silver Dollar this year is $40 (including sales tax). The cost of a National Park Quarter set is $5, plus ...

Credit Union holds food drive

MAYVILLE — The Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union in Mayville held a food drive during the month of May for their Youth Month Community Challenge. Thanks to the Credit Union and its members, six bags of non-perishable food was collected and donated to the Mayville Food Pantry to ...

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Pictured is Nick Holt, George (Pete) Holt, Diana Holt, Mike DePalma, Amy DePalma, Dennis Pezzimenti, Pam Pezzimenti, Steve Holt and Judy Propiglia.

HHH expands reach with Howard Hanna Professionals partnership

Howard Hanna Real Estate Holt Real Estate, the No. 1 seller of homes in Chautauqua County, together with Dennis Pezzimenti, broker/owner of DBP Realty in Olean and Mike DePalma, broker/owner of Penn Laurel Realty in Bradford, Pa., announced that they have formed a partnership called Howard ...

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Pictured are members of Family Orthodontics in Fredonia.

Family Orthodontics celebrating 10 years

This June marks the 10th anniversary for Family Orthodontics in Fredonia. Matthew E. Fortna, DMD and his team have been a staple of the Chautauqua County landscape, changing lives through creating smiles. They are leaders in the orthodontics industry, utilizing innovative technology to treat ...

Farmers Market coming to Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — A new farmers market is coming to the village of Cassadaga on Sunday afternoons this summer. Beginning June 18 through Labor Day weekend, a number of vendors from the Fredonia Farmers Market will sponsor a weekly farmers market in Ames Commons on the corner of Route 60 and Maple ...

Health-care group names new leadership

The chief executive officer of Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk has been named as an executive officer for the Western New York Healthcare Association, an industry association for hospitals and healthcare providers across the eight counties of Western New York. Also announced by the ...

Dunkirk Farmers Market opening Wednesday

Wednesday, June 14 will begin the 2017 Dunkirk Farmers Market season. The Market will take place every Wednesday through Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Dunkirk Senior Center on Ruggles St. (rain or shine). The market will extend through Oct. 25, weather permitting. “We are thrilled ...

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Jamestown’s 139-year-old farmers market returns Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is eager for Saturday, June 10, opening day of the newly rebranded farmers market. The Jamestown Public Market will operate on the 200 Block of Cherry Street every Saturday, June through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Most people don’t ...

Roberta Thompson from Real Estate Advantage wins award

Roberta Thompson of Real Estate Advantage recently received the 2017 Advocate for Women in Business Award at the SBA Small Business Week Awards Luncheon. This annual gathering of local agencies, bankers and small businesses was held at Salvator’s Italian Gardens recently. Each year, ...

Fredonia names Metzger new vice president for Finance and Administration

Michael Metzger has been named the new vice president for Finance and Administration at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He will assume his duties at Fredonia on July 3. Mr. Metzger has 30 years of experience in the private sector. He currently serves as vice president and ...

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Pictured from left: Kevin Sanvidge, CCIDA administrative director/CEO, and Richard Dixon, CCIDA chief financial officer, accept the 2017 Rural Project of the Year Award at NYSEDC’s annual meeting in Cooperstown.

CCIDA receives NYSEDC awards

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency recently received two awards from the New York State Economic Development Council for its leadership and excellence in economic development marketing. The CCIDA received the 2017 Rural Project of the Year Award for its leadership in ...

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Dr. Shannon Carpenter, left, veterinarian with the NYS Department of Ag & Markets will present the chute-side training at the upcoming Beef Quality Assurance Training on June 17 at Williams Ranch and Cattle, in Little Valley, NY.

Beef Quality Assurance training scheduled

JAMESTOWN — Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that provides training to beef and dairy cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites and record keeping. The goal of this program is to maximize consumer ...

1199SEIU health care workers at Brooks ratify new contract

On May 22, 1199SEIU members at Brooks Memorial Hospital ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will increase wages, provide additional training to caregivers, and improve security for workers in their jobs and in retirement. Carol Ames, a Brooks Memorial Hospital employee in the ...

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LPCiminelli joined National Safety Stand-Down Initiative, provides safety training to Chautauqua Amphitheater Workers.

LPCiminelli, Safety Stand-Down Initiative conduct training

CHAUTAUQUA — More than 150 workers at the new Chautauqua Amphitheater at the Institution gained additional safety training during a special session that LPCiminelli organized as part of the National Safety Stand-Down initiative, a nationwide campaign that aims to prevent falls and protect ...