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Community News

JCC plans for return to in-person instruction

Jamestown Community College President Daniel T. DeMarte on Wednesday announced the college’s intention to resume in-person operations for the fall 2021 semester. “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our abilities in a variety of ways,” DeMarte said in a recent message to the campus ...

County parks opening to public

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Parks and Recreation has announced that Luensman Overview Park and Erlandson Overview Park will open to the public on May 5. John R. Luensman Overview Park is located on Thayer Road in the Town of Portland. It is situated at ...

HOPE Chautauqua announces virtual 5K run or walk event

HOPE Chautauqua, an initiative of Prevention Works, is announcing its inaugural virtual 5K Run. Run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) any time in May, with organizers encouraging use of the free It’s Your Race virtual app. It will automatically track and map a route and then enter the results ...

Extension, program, recommend steering away from straight run chicks

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County recommend those looking to purchase female chickens for their farm or homestead steer away from straight run chicks unless they have plans for the ...

LWV tackles topic of fair housing at meeting

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County tackled the topic of fair housing at a recent virtual meeting. Mary Croxton, league president, introduced three speakers, addressing a wide range of housing issues. Jessica Mallon, director of fair housing and policy for the Chicago Housing ...

Man pleads guilty to cocaine charge

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to attempting to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. announced Wednesday that Jeffrey Guzman Suarez, 30, entered the plea, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Assistant ...

Galati named Audubon Community Nature Center 2021 Scholarship winner

Tim Galati, a senior at Southwestern Central School, has been awarded the 2021 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship by the Audubon Community Nature Center. Every spring since 2003 Audubon Community Nature Center education staff have raised scholarship funds through their Birdathon on the first ...

RecruitNY event to go digital in response to COVID-19 pandemic

This year, RecruitNY Weekend (April 24-25) will be unlike any before. In response to COVID-19, many firehouses across New York state are choosing to organize a virtual open house or conduct other digital outreach in an effort to attract new volunteers. Some firehouses, based upon local ...

Audubon lights adds Thursday opportunities

Visitors were so enthralled with the first weekend of Audubon Community Nature Center’s Audubon Lights that the schedule has been expanded. “After an unfortunate power outage on opening night, Audubon hosted more than 150 people on the second evening of the event. Young and old, our ...

April events set at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — Miss Jill will be holding a pre-school story time at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Anderson-Lee Library, Silver Creek. Appropriate for children between the ages of 2 and 5, the story time includes stories, singing, rhymes and crafts. Space is limited to five children and ...

Blue shines light on child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is hoping to shine a light on this issue in Chautauqua County. Blue is the signature color for this awareness month so CAP will be selling blue light bulbs in hopes that we can blanket our communities in blue to ...

Guided morning nature walk at Audubon

The Audubon Community Nature Center will hold its next monthly nature hike from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3. Taking a walk with an ACNC educator is an opportunity to discover some of the seasonal changes that are taking place in the plants, animals, and landscape. Be sure to dress ...

The Resource Center to host ‘20 Prizes in 20 Days’ event

People who enjoy the excitement of a daily prize drawing may want to take part in the fifth annual Sassy Bags and Beyond “Bingo” fundraiser to benefit people with disabilities. Typically for the Blingo event, more than 120 people gather at The Resource Center for a night of bingo, with ...

Area students can submit logo designs for 2021 Laurel Memorial Run and Walk

Area high school students can put their artistic talents to use by participating in a contest to design the logo for the 2021 Laurel Memorial Run and Walk. The person who designs the winning entry will receive a $100 gift card to a business of their choosing. Laurel Run was started in 1997 ...

Great Lakes Tree Service assists Audubon

Great Lakes Tree Service recently donated its time to remove a large White Pine tree in order to safely build the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat at the Audubon Community Nature Center. “We are all sad to see this tree go,” said Audubon Executive Director Leigh Rovegno. “Our Land ...

Brooks-TLC names new medical director

Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Marlene Hassenfratz as medical director. A doctor of osteopathic medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation through the University of ...

County recognizes COVID heroes

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and the COVID-19 Response Team recently announced the fifth week of COVID-19 Hero nominations for March 8-12. Nominations are recognized in a video posted weekdays on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page, and each nominee receives a ...

Opera House to stream first live performance Sunday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will live stream its first live performance concert from the Opera House stage on Sunday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Called Opening Up/Back to Broadway, the concert will feature the talents of several regional performers. “We’re so ...