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Winery to honor veterans and military with free tastings

WESTFIELD — One hundred years ago, on the “eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918,” after four years of Europe’s bloodiest war, Ferdinand Foch, Commander in Chief of the Allied forces, accepted Germany’s request for an armistice. We now celebrate this day as ...

Revival of Manufacturing in the Rust Belt

FALCONER — On Oct. 26, Premier Precision Machining opened its doors to its valued customers, vendors, neighbors and friends to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Rand Machine Products, new ownership and the achievements of the past year. In 2016-2017 Rand had faced uncertain times and the very ...

Lake Shore Bancorp reports third quarter 2018

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the third quarter of 2018 and the nine months ended Sept. 30. 2018 Third Quarter and Year to Date Highlights: Diluted earnings per share increased $0.03, or 6.5%, for the nine months ...

CCB to offer free coin appraisal service

CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) will be offering free, professional coin appraisals, courtesy of HCC, Inc., a firm of nationally recognized numismatists. The appraisals will take place at three different CCB offices in October! ¯ Today in Dunkirk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ¯ Wednesday in Springville ...

New faculty join JCC

David Canose, Corey Damon, Jacob Hordych, and Karen Weis joined the faculty at Jamestown Community College this fall. Dr. Canose, assistant professor of psychology and addictions counseling, earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, a master’s degree at Norfolk State University, ...

Sears to close Jan. 31

LAKEWOOD — Forty employees at Sears in Lakewood will be affected when the store closes early next year, the Buffalo News reported citing a notice filed with the state Department of Labor. Sears Holdings announced this week it was closing more than 140 under-performing Sears and Kmart ...

Foliage change slowing down this week statewide

Foliage change slowed down in many areas of New York State over the past week, creating opportunities to see peak leaves in six of the state’s 11 vacation regions this weekend, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NY program. This weekend, look for peak colors in the ...

Study shows county tourism increases

MAYVILLE — According to a recent survey of lodging occupancy conducted by Smith Travel Research (STR), Chautauqua County has experienced strong growth in the past year. Overall lodging occupancy for the 10 brand name hotels surveyed by STR is up 14.7 percent for 2018 as of the end of August. ...

Bi-lingual personal care aid training begins Oct. 29

JAMESTOWN — Prospective health care workers and interested students are encouraged to attend the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Bi-Lingual Personal Care Aide Training program. The 60-hour program, which begins Monday, Oct. 29, is designed specifically for English as a Second Language ...

The Resource Center ranked among America’s 100 healthiest employers

The Resource Center’s award-winning employee wellness program has again gained national recognition. For the third straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.” TRC was honored at the Healthiest 100 awards ceremony, held during the 2018 ...

Fredonia Walmart raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

Walmarts throughout the country are helping raise money for Children's Miricle Network Hospitals. The money raised is donated to the local Children's Hospital. In Fredonia, the money raised through CMNHospitals is donated to Buffalo's new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Last year the ...

Roberto Fred sets up stand at Fieldbrook

How are busy employees supposed to find the time to visit a farmers market? You bring the farmers market to them of course. On Aug. 16, farmer Roberto Fred set up his farm stand in the Fieldbrook employee parking lot. The first week was a hit with a total of 40 employees visiting the stand ...

Area Community Bank branches lend a hand during National Good Neighbor Day

Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts celebrated National Good Neighbor Day this year on Sept. 28 by engaging in neighborly activities and donating to community causes. In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $55,250 to local nonprofits throughout ...

City seeks businesses for Small Business Saturday

The city of Dunkirk’s Planning and Development Department is seeking local businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday activities on Nov. 24. Small Business Saturday is a national celebration that encourages shoppers to patronize local stores. “Local businesses are so important ...

COI names interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. announces the appointment of Diane Hewitt-Johnson as Interim Chief Executive Officer, following the departure of Franklin Monjarrez, effective immediately. Hewitt-Johnson has been employed by COI for approximately 15 years, and most ...

Jewelry event helps women

Kirk’s Jewelers recently held a Rebel Nell Truck Show Event. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated back by Kirk’s to Rebel Nell — helping employ, educate and empower women — and to The Salvation Army Anew Center — empowering individuals to end violence and begin anew. Rebel ...

MASON Funeral Home, Unyts donate to Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation

WESTFIELD — A new piece of equipment was recently donated to Westfield Memorial Hospital as part of the highly successful RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign. The donation, a mortuary cooler, is an integral piece to the hospital’s Emergency Management Plan for mass casualty ...

Employ Older Americans Week set for Sept. 23-30

Employ Older Americans Week has been designated by the United States Department of Labor to occur during the last week of September which is Sept. 23-30. This period is set aside to recognize the many attributes which are exhibited by our mature workers. Some very interesting elements have ...

Northwest Bank names Brocton man VP, security officer

WARREN, Pa. — Lance L. Spencer has been named vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of Northwest Bank. Drew Young, chief information officer, made the announcement. As chief information security officer, Mr. Spencer oversees the bank’s cybersecurity programs, ...