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Lake Erie Wine Country celebrates harvest, two new wineries

Lake Erie Wine Country is the modern name of an historic wine and grape region on the southern shore of Lake Erie in both Pennsylvania and New York. The wine trail organization, formerly called the “Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Trail,” was established in 2002, but grapes have been grown in the ...

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The first LEAF program class on raising poulrty for egg production will be held Thursday. You must register by today for the class.

LEAF program offers six classes on raising poultry for egg production

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce that they will be offering several workshops this season as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. “Raising Poultry for Egg Production” ...

Get the answers you need on paid family leave

New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law takes effect January 1, and all employers need to understand it and be prepared to administer this new employee benefit. Chautauqua Works is holding a seminar on Thursday, November 9 at the Willow Bay Theatre in Jamestown on this topic for anyone who ...

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Drop Till You Shoppe opens

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski Drop Till You Shoppe Consignments store, located at 10 W. Main St., Fredonia, recently had its ribbon cutting. Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis, middle in dress, cut the ribbon with store co-owner Michele Joy as her husband, who she co-owns it with, ...

Celebrate with North East Welch FCU

On Thursday, Oct. 19, credit unions all over the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day. The mission of ICU Day is to highlight and celebrate the qualities that make credit unions the best financial partners of people all over the world. Why are credit unions a better deal than ...

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Pictured are some of the items on display at Harvest Happenings in Forestville.

Brilliant Fall color emerging throughout New York state

Considerably brighter fall foliage is predicted for this weekend throughout New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Peak conditions will be found in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes and ...

Photo by Katrina Fuller: Big Inlet Brewing will be owned and operated by Randy Henderson and his nephew, Brent Henderson. The farm-based brewery will be located in Mayville.

Uncle, nephew excited to embark on brewery project

MAYVILLE — A new brewery in Mayville will be a family project after an uncle and nephew decided to take a leap into craft brewing. Randy Henderson and his nephew, Brent Henderson, are opening Big Inlet Brewing, which will be located at 6169 Elm Flats Road in Mayville. The duo have been ...

Get out and eat! Restaurant week is Oct. 16-22

From steak to seafood and pasta to pizza, you’ll find something to tempt your pallet during Chautauqua County Restaurant Week 2017! With 21 restaurants participating this year, there are a variety of cuisines and operating hours to suit any taste or need. The Chautauqua County Chamber of ...

Submitted Photo: Vincent Kane with the NEWA station at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory in Portland.

Lake Erie Regional Grape program welcomes Portland resident to the team

PORTLAND — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program has announced that Vincent Kane has recently been hired to fill the position of NEWA Service Technician with the NYS IPM Program. In this position, Kane will be responsible to monitor, ...

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Food Bank of WNY Board names Tara A. Ellis as new president & CEO

BUFFALO — Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY’s Board of Directors, recently announced that the Board has selected Tara A. Ellis as the organization’s new president and CEO. Ellis, who currently serves as the president and CEO of both Meals on Wheels for Western ...

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Clark Patterson Lee hires Brocton man

JAMESTOWN — Clark Patterson Lee, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome John Nickerson to its Jamestown team as architectural designer. In his new role, Nickerson will assist the architectural team with ...

Brooks to announce new site soon

A location for the new Brooks Memorial Hospital has apparently been chosen, but officials at the facility and Kaleida Health in Buffalo have yet to make it official. Four weeks ago, members of both institutions and TLC Health Network met with area media to discuss the future of the ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured from let are Mark Oedekoven, vice president of marketing at Bluestem Brands; Michelle Turner, vice president of sales/marketing and tournament director; Kara Phillips, vice president inventory at Blair; and Richard Dixon, Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency.

BLAIR partnership continues with LECOM health challenge

FINDLEY LAKE — The LECOM Health Challenge a Web.com Tour event, returned to Peek’n Peak Resort for its second consecutive year in July 2017. The success of the initial two years brought continued professional golf, tourism, and economic development to Chautauqua County. The achievement ...

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“They made therapy fun and interesting with lots of encouragement and support,” Donna Heister, Silver Creek.

Brooks expands popular balance clinic

Due to increasing popularity, the Brooks Balance Clinic now accommodates a greater number of participants at its new location at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church Street. More room means no more wait lists for this in-demand class. As we age, issues such as vision or ...

Al-Tech loan paid 15 years early

FALCONER — A loan issued years ago to a major Chautauqua County employer was paid off last month and earlier than originally anticipated. As a result, around $812,000 in loans are available for more business expansion and investment locally. Chautauqua County Industrial Development ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured at left is the 1/500th replica of the Barcelona Lighthouse for sale at Monroe Marine’s.

Barcelona Lighthouse replica available

WESTFIELD — Five Points, a Little Valley-based company with 40 years experience in Product Development and Manufacturing, with a number of patents in each endeavor, introduces a high quality 1-foot, 1/500 scale, replica of Barcelona Lighthouse, carefully crafted from lake-washed gravel and ...