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Prevention Works sets free trainings in Jamestown

Prevention Works (formerly known as CASAC) is offering an online training entitled “Marijuana and Adolescent Brain Development,” which is available until Nov. 22. Create an account and view the free training today. Presenters are Trish Whetstone and Eric Williams. The benefits are that ...

What’s New Fair takes place this weekend

JAMESTOWN — It is time again for the What’s New Fair! The 64th annual What’s New Fair, sponsored by the Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women, will be held at the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Community College campus on Saturday and Sunday. ...

Final free rabies clinic set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health has announced the final free rabies vaccination clinic for 2019 in Chautauqua County. The clinic will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jamestown Fire Training Center, 240 ...

Invasive pests part of today’s discussion

JAMESTOWN — The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force, is hosting an evening event aimed at educating municipal officials, private landowners, and interested citizens who want to learn more about invasive forest ...

LEAF educational workshops focus on homesteading

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce the November workshops in its very popular LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Educational programming. On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon they will be offering “Old Fashioned Soap ...

Stelley seeks re-election to Collins Town Council

COLLINS — Mary A. Stelley is seeking re-election to town council. “I am the CEO and treasurer of the board of directors for the Gowanda Area Federal Credit Union, assets $21,848,967.45, a Notary Public and currently serve as Town of Collins councilman,” she said. “I started my career ...

CHRIC holds 41st annual meeting

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) held its 41st Annual Meeting recently at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, in Mayville. Patty Perlee was re-elected as president of the CHRIC Board of Directors, Michael Civiletto was elected as ...

Audubon, home to giant spotted salamander

JAMESTOWN — A new creature is making its home at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). Measuring roughly 14 feet from its nose to the tip of its tail, a spotted salamander is now part of ACNC’s outdoor Nature Play Area. The enormous concrete sculpture was designed, created, and ...

Prevention Works to host active parenting class

Attendees will build a strong foundation for their children. A child’s first years are so important. Participants will learn how to make the most of them with “Active Parenting: First Five Years.” In this program, learn the best ways to nurture a child from birth to pre-K with a “just ...

Bigfoot enthusiast speaks at Rotary meeting

WESTFIELD — Lots of dark fur, huge feet, apelike, and larger than humans are some of the descriptors of the creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Local enthusiast Peter Weimer, whose interest in the subject began 25 years ago, offered a program on the topic at the Sept. 17 meeting of the ...

Forestville Open House to celebrate state’s foods

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Superintendent Renee Garrett invites families to attend Open House on Oct. 10 to sample a new menu item that is part of the new, locally-sourced New York state food products that are being added to the school lunch menus for the 2019-2020 school year: Wardynski & ...

Lecture on early history of county’s brewing set for Saturday in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County is experiencing a beer renaissance with numerous micro breweries and craft beer establishments currently operating in several local communities. But those businesses currently in operation are just the latest in a long line of bottlers and breweries that existed ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary holds annual meeting

The Westfield Memorial Hospital Regional Auxiliary held its Annual Meeting on Sept. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield. A delicious buffet dinner was provided by Auxiliary Board members. The keynote speaker for the evening was Heather Mozdy, a mid-wife with OB/GYN Associates of ...

Saturday fundraiser to benefit Canine Rescue

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Dealia Frost Wojcieszyn will hold a fund-raiser featuring Western New York's own Terry Buchwald. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show is from 7 to 11 p.m. All net proceeds will be donated to NCCR ( Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue). This is a non-profit group formed to help the ...

Kasling Lecture, Hagan Award Tuesday

“A Celebration of Student-centered Research” is the topic of the 42nd Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture, to be presented by Dr. Junaid Zubairi of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m., in Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New ...

Fredonia alumnae to offer career tips during campus residency

The State University of New York at Fredonia will welcome back alumnae Emily Barber (B.S., Communication Studies, 2016) and Lauren Orlowski (B.S., Public Relations, 2015) for a two-day on-campus residency, sponsored by Writers@Work, on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20. Drawing on their ...

Villenova Cemetery to host Love Remembered 5K Walk/Run

VILLENOVA — Walk or run down a country lane in remembrance of those you love, or to remember those long forgotten at the “Love Remembered” Memorial 5K Walk/Run, being held at Villenova Cemetery, Cemetery Road, South Dayton on Sunday, Sept. 15. Registration starts at noon and is $20 for ...

Access Chautauqua lists Sept. 7-13 programs

“Chautauqua People,” hosted by John Viehe, will have Linda Steckley, retired fundraiser for non-profits. The program is at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Barry Yochim from Meals on Wheels. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday ...

City announces brush pick-up

The city of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Tuesday in District A. District B will be picked up the week of Sept. 9, District C will be picked up the week of Sept. 16 and District D will be picked up the week of Sept. 23. Brush must be at the curb by ...

Estate planning discussed at Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club

WESTFIELD — Estate planning benefits, main elements, key terms, and important considerations were reviewed during a program presented by Dan Ryel, financial advisor of Gugino & Ryel Financial in Fredonia, during the Aug. 13 meeting of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club at The Parkview in ...