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Hochul to be at Jamestown development council meeting

JAMESTOWN — There will be a special guest in attendance at today’s meeting of The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to attend and speak about the successes in the region. The council is co-chaired by SolEpoxy CEO Jeff Belt and ...

Economic council tours Jamestown projects

JAMESTOWN — The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council held a public meeting today in Jamestown at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Prior to the meeting members of the council joined Mayor Sam Teresi for a guided tour of downtown Jamestown showcasing projects supported by ...

Safety village offers birthday parties, open to the public day, babysitting

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village has a number of offerings that the community can take advantage of this summer: ¯ “Open to the Public” day will take place on Aug. 15. Children in grades Pre-K-6 are invited to come learn first hand about traffic, bike and fire safety. ...

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Above, scouts at Camp Merz take aim with Bowtrap, a fun new program feature that test’s archery skills with moving targets

Camp Merz introduces new features this summer

Camp Merz, nationally accredited and “A” rated Boy Scouts of America camp on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, received some friendly help this year from the Hultquist and Sheldon Foundation. Hultquist provided funding for the camp to provide a highly popular program offered first at the ...

Shoptauqua gift card program launched to support local business

A core focus of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is to help our member businesses increase their sales. Therefore, we are launching the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Shoptauqua Gift Card program to bring more foot traffic and increased sales to our local businesses. ...

Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner to honor local agriculturalists

Jamestown — Local agriculturalists from throughout Chautauqua County would like to share their passion for farming with neighbors and friends at the 2nd Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner. The community is invited to attend the upcoming Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner on Tuesday at ...

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Chautauqua County Executive candidate Mike Ferguson addresses those in attendance at the recent Dunkirk Democratic Committee annual Chicken Barbecue at Point Gratiot.

Dunkirk Dems hold annual chicken barbecue

The Dunkirk Democratic Committee held its annual Chicken Barbecue at Point Gratiot recently. City Committee chairman Ned Divine served as Master of Ceremonies and introduced featured speaker Mike Ferguson, Chautauqua County Executive candidate. Also speaking were County Clerk candidate LeAnn ...

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program will conduct an event at the Demonstration Gardens of the Frank Bratt Agriculture Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown this Wednesday.

August Evening in the Garden set for Wednesday

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program has announced its August Evening in the Garden at the Demonstration Gardens of the Frank Bratt Agriculture Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. The garden talks will be Wednesday, Aug. 16, beginning at 6 ...

Wine enthusiasts rejoice at Wine Fest

OBSERVER Photos by Andrew David Kuczkowski Above, Laura McCoy, of Conneaut, Ohio, was sampling some wine at America’s Grape Country Wine Festival 2017 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. The three-day weekend event that runs until today and is hosted many locals and not-so local wine ...

In the limelight

Submitted Photos Dozens of summer school students at the LoGuidice Educational Center in Fredonia took center stage at the highly anticipated annual Talent Show recently. To the delight of their families, friends and Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaragus BOCES employees, the students sang, danced, ...

No injuries in Fredonia-Stockton Road crash

OBSERVER Photos by Gregory Bacon No one was injured in a crash between a flat-bed truck and car Friday around 10:30 a.m. on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret. According to State Police, the driver of the car drifted into the lane of the flat bed truck, striking it on its side. ...

Police assist vehicle lockout, leads to drug charges

Rafael R. Gonzalez-Rivera, 29, of Maple Avenue, and Onix A. Lopez-Ortiz, 37, of W. Fourth Street, were given multiple charges after a patrol responded to the car wash behind Crosby Mart on Central on Saturday. At around 5:30 p.m., officers arrived at the scene for a vehicle lockout. After ...

Motorcyclist’s backpack leads to drug charges in Sherman

SHERMAN — A Bemus Point man is facing a slew of drug chargeds after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies observed a motorcycle traveling Westbound on Park Street commit a traffic violation early this morning. Deputies stopped the motorcycle around 1:30 for the alleged violation and the ...

Dig Safely New York to celebrate safety, education, community today

East Syracuse — Imagine receiving a $10,000 fine for striking an underground utility line. Imagine accidentally cutting power to a vital community service like your area hospital. Or knocking out power to your neighborhood right before the big game. Every six minutes a damage to an ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured, from left are Rosella Skinner Lewis, Michael Skinner, Christopher Skinner and BJ Buonaiuto. Missing from photo is Betty Glaiser.

Backyard cookout becomes fundraiser for hospice care

STOCKTON — An informal summer party that began as a backyard cook-out has turned into a community benefit and a promise kept in memory of loved ones by a local family. The “Skinner-ville Summer Pig-Out” is an annual event that is held each summer in Northern Chautauqua County. The ...

Cuomo announces $4M to child advocacy centers

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 26 state-approved Child Advocacy Centers — including a few in the local area — will share more than $4 million to enhance services provided to children who are victims of crime. The centers are located across New York state and will use the funding ...

Viewing party set at Fredonia for August solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse is the impetus for a viewing party planned at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Monday, Aug. 21, the first day of the fall semester. The Department of Physics will host the viewing event, and will have 1,500 pairs of solar glasses for safe viewing of the ...

Access Channel 5 programming set for Aug. 12-18

This week’s Chautauqua lecture is Paul K. Chappell, “Why World Peace is Possible,” at 7 a.m. and noon. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will feature Autumn Echo and Marco Scapelitte from Uplift Jamestown. The program airs live county-wide on various access channels at 9 a.m. on ...

Maker Meetup set Aug. 14

Get to know creative people in the community at a Maker Meetup informational social gathering at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center, 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia, on Monday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Large Group ...