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Pictured is Educational Development Program Distinguished alumnus Allen Thomas in the classroom.

Education honors go to Dunkirk native, others at Fredonia

Individual student awards and scholarships were presented and a 2008 graduate of the program was honored at the 35th annual Educational Development Program awards ceremony held recently at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Celebrating ...

Anderson Cuddihy Inc. to host wine event

Andersen Cuddihy Incorporated, a financial planning firm in Fredonia, will hold its third annual wine tasting charity event on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. The event will be held at Liberty Winery and Vineyards in Sheridan, where the ...

Chamber spring membership drive to feature special events, more

By Todd J. Tranum President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual spring membership drive with some special events focused on ...

Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce board to meet Tuesday

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be meeting Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Fredonia. The Fredonia Community Chamber will be resuming its former practice of holding its monthly meetings at member ...

Top five rated jobs in region announced

Five employment areas in Western New York are expected to see above-average growth this year, according to the New York State Department of Labor. The department recently announced the Western New York region’s top five trending jobs for 2017, which were selected based on survey data and ...

Allison Robinson, PhD, MS, MPW, Director of Environmental Initiatives at UPMC

UPMC director of environmental initiatives joins panel discussion

JAMESTOWN — Allison Robinson, PhD, MS, MPW, Director of Environmental Initiatives for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), will be a panel speaker at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s featured event, “How Vital is Corporate Environmental Responsibility?” to be held on April ...

Community notebook

Easter breakfast set for Sunday On Sunday, the Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church on Main Street in Cherry Creek will have a breakfast at 9 a.m., including French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. There is no charge. This will be followed by an Easter worship ...

Chamber planning communitywide yard sales

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce will once again play host to the annual Community Wide Yard & Garage Sales for the Mayville, Chautauqua, and Dewittville areas on Saturday, May 27. All Mayville, Chautauqua and Dewittville area residents are invited and ...

JCC Earth Day Festival will be held April 19

Jamestown Community College’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19. The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public. Weather ...

April is Donate Life Month

BUFFALO — The Erie County Clerk’s Office is again teaming up with Unyts and the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Donate Life Month is a national, month-long observance aimed at raising ...

Land bank talks grant funding

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. has reduced its budget following the announcement of funding from the state Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Gina Paradis, county Land Bank executive director, said it had to reduce its budget after receiving word it would be getting less ...

Safety Village to host Easter Carnival

ASHVILLE — The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting its seventh annual Easter Carnival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Safety Village, located at 2695 Route 394 in Ashville (next to BOCES). Partake in a day of fun for the whole family. Children, ages 12 ...

Submitted Photo: Students across the county recently participated in the 22nd annual Kick Butts Day to fight against the use of tobacco.

Students stand up to fight tobacco use

Reality Check students from Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties spoke up and took action against the tobacco industry for the 22nd annual Kick Butts Day recently. This year, the group took part in the national day of activism within their online communities on social media. In ...