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Wineries draw crowd at Chamber’s Grape Expectations

Wineries draw crowd at Chamber’s Grape Expectations

The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center played host to the annual Dunkirk and Fredonia Chamber of Commerce “Grape Expectations” fund raising event on Friday. The event is the primary fundraising event to benefit local high school students planning on attending college and successfully ...

Pictured is Jill Horner, newly named executive director, Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter.

New executive director named to lead at Alzheimer’s Association WNY

BUFFALO — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce the appointment of its new executive director for the Western New York Chapter, Jill Horner. A proven executive and compelling communicator, Horner brings her infectious energy and innovative thought leadership to execute a vision ...

WMH RED UPDATE

Hospital foundation’s RED Campaign reaches 50%

Submitted Photo Standing in front of the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign Goal Thermometer outside of the hospital are WMH Board Member Tom Berkhouse (who helped build the sign) and Foundation Board President Rose Van Volkenburg along ...

Southern Tier Brewing a finalist in state beer challenge

Suthern Tier Brewing Co. in Lakewood is one of five finalists named in the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge. The finalists are invited to attend the final blind tasting event in New York City today, which will be hosted and judged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a panel of expert ...

UPMC Chautauqua hosts ‘Let’s talk about stroke’ today

JAMESTOWN — May is National Stroke Month and the UPMC Chautauqua WCA stroke and wellness team will provide stroke prevention information and offer a free interactive activity that demonstrates the effects of a stroke today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, 207 ...

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Pictured from left: Lauren Palleschi, Julie Morton, Emily Fuchs, Alex Vega, Danyelle Jackson, Jeff Marsowicz, Dave Smalling (NYSCOPBA), Neal Gruber (NYSCOPBA), Lori Cullinan (Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility), Donna Northrup (Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility), Sara Couchman.

Lakeview Shock makes a difference for Brooks Pediatric Patients

Brooks’ Emergency Department patients will now receive extra comfort thanks to staff at the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility. As part of the Brocton facility’s “Make a Difference Day,” members of the NYSCOPBA union and the diversity management committee generously ...

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Dick Kimball, left, New York Farm Bureau District 1 director and Chautauqua County Farm Bureau president, and U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, at Gustafson Farms located along Falconer-Frewsburg Road.

Reed discusses workers reform with area farmers

FREWSBURG — Several topics were on the docket when U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, met with local farmers recently. Members of the New York Farm Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension met with Reed at Gustafson Farms to discuss issues facing local farmers. The first topic of discussion was ...

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Pictured from left: Charlie Makey, Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations, Merchants Insurance Group; Greg Robinson, Regional Vice President, Merchants Insurance Group; Wally Gotowka, Partner, Lawley-Tradition LLC; and Robert M. Zak, Merchants’ president and CEO.

Lawley qualifies for Merchants Insurance Group’s President’s Club

BUFFALO — Merchants Insurance Group is pleased to announce that 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 ...

Submitted Photo: Lake Shore Savings Bank presents a $50,000 check in support of the Westfield Memorial Hospital RED Campaign. Pictured from left: LSS Branch Manager Adam Dimitri; WMH Administrator Pete Pascale; Foundation President Rose Van Volkenburg; Foundation Executive Director Patricia DiPalma; and LSS Bank President & CEO Dan Reininga.

Lake Shore Savings Bank invests in Westfield Memorial Hospital

WESTFIELD — Lake Shore Savings Bank recently announced its support of the Westfield Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Upgrade with a gift of $50,000 to the WMH Foundation. The money will be distributed over three years. In October, 2016, the foundation announced a $650,000 RED ...

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Pictured (from left) are Lutheran’s employees with 20 or more years of service to the organization: Jody Henry, Liz Lobb, Carol Proestler, Paul Siragusa, Janet Basile, Louise Russo, Karen Marg, Christine Anderson, and Paul Hlosta.

Lutheran honors employees at annual recognition dinner

JAMESTOWN — Lutheran recently held their 39th annual Employee Recognition Dinner at Moon Brook Country Club and honored 94 employees for varying years of service to the organization. The theme of the event was “Picture of Success” and highlighted all the triumphs the organization had ...

Cattaraugus County Bank joins ICBA for meeting with President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mike Wimer, President & CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank, and Sal Marranca, CCB’s Chairman, joined a group of community banking leaders and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) this week for a meeting with President Donald Trump and other top ...

Master Gardener spring sale set for May 13

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will hold their annual fundraising sale Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, located at 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, near the airport. Area residents eager to spring ...

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JCC Manufacturing Technology Institute students Javon Hansraj, Cassandra Sanders and Patrick Sweeny show off robotic welding technology with Jehuu Caulcrick, new coordinator for Dream It Do It Chautauqua County and director of Industrial Services for the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier; Justin Hanft, director of the Chautauqua County Education Coalition; and Todd Tranum, executive director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier, President/CEO of Dream It Do It Western New York and president/CEO, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.

Caulcrick goes to work for manufacturers

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier is proud to announce that Jehuu Caulcrick is taking on a dual role of serving as the Director of Industrial Services for the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and as the Dream It Do It Coordinator in Chautauqua County. “Jehuu is ...

Lake Shore Savings introduces business mobile banking

Lake Shore Savings Bank is pleased to announce the launch of LS Business, which allows business customers the ability to manage their finances from their mobile device. The LS Business app will allow users to: ≤ Check Account Balances ≤ Review and approve transfers and payments ≤ ...

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Value Home Center is pictured with members of WGRZ with a check from this year’s televent.

Valu Home Centers ‘Make A Change Campaign’ nets $32,180 for Kids Escaping

DrugsBUFFALO — Valu Home Centers presented Kids Escaping Drugs with a check for $32,180 during a live televent. The televent, broadcast from the KED Renaissance Campus, is an annual event that raises money and awareness for the work of Kids Escaping Drugs. The Valu donation was generated ...

Social media helps support budding farmers, homesteaders

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is continually developing programs to help beginning and diversifying farmers in the local area. Their creation of the Western New York Beginning Farmers and Homesteaders group has continued to be ...

Sham Baghat

Fredonia Technology Incubator to offer QuickBooks workshop

A workshop on the accounting software program QuickBooks, conducted by Fredonia accountant Sham Baghat, will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, as part of its Entrepreneurial Workshop Series. At the session, ...

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Pictured are new Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Team members Music Therapist Shelby Hester  (left) and Johnna Grice, RN.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes new staff

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new hospice team members. Johnna Grice, RN has joined as a nurse case manager and Shelby Hester has been hired as a Music Therapist. Grice is a 1998 graduate of Jamestown High School and 2010 graduate of ...