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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 ...

KeyBank funds boost art center

People with disabilities will have the opportunity to express themselves through art thanks to KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation. Officials at The Resource Center announced they have received a $200,000 commitment from KeyBank in partnership with First Niagara. The money will be used ...

Gowanda Middle School releases high honor, honor, merit rolls

GOWANDA — Gowanda Middle School officials recently released the school’s high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: HIGH HONOR ROLL AVERAGE OF 95 TO 100 Fifth Grade: David Anderson, Zoe Bartlett, Colton Davis, Alexander Hammond, ...

Forestville Middle/High School announces honor, merit rolls

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Middle/High School has announced its honor and merit rolls for the second marking period. Twelfth Grade High Honor Roll Shaela Bock, Emma Cole, Javier Figueroa, Ashley Gilman, Nicole Tampio, Madison Van Zile, Alice Vigue Twelfth Grade Honor Roll Jewel Aguglia, ...

Youth Symphony to receive local grants

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has received several local grants in order to assist in covering operating costs. Grants include: ¯ H. James Abdella Fund for the Arts and Emil M. & Gertrude E. Johnson Fund granted by the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation, ¯ Ralph C. ...

Sherman tax rate to decrease

SHERMAN — Budget projections for the village of Sherman indicate that residents will see a decrease in the tax rate; however, the overall tax levy will increase, board members learned at their regular meeting on March 3. Village Mayor Colleen Meeder told board members that the tax rate ...

Silver Creek sets hearing for waterfront effort

SILVER CREEK — New York State re-wrote the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program law, reforming how jurisdiction for projects will work. The program has been years in the making, and its purpose is to solidify creeks and lakeshores, previously giving the county jurisdiction over what ...

VFW Auxiliary seeking support, members

SILVER CREEK — As a non-profit organization, the VFW Auxiliary to Post 6472 relies on the support of its membership to help veterans, service members, and their families lead a better life in our community. Those who support the VFW Auxiliary as members are actively participating in the ...

Child Advocacy Program gets re-accreditiation

The Child Advocacy Program has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country, the National Children’s Alliance awards various levels ...

Scholarships available for foster care system

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently accepting applications for the Reverend Clifford K. Cliver and Lucy Cliver Sumsky Scholarship. Rev. Cliver established the scholarship in 2015 to provide higher education financial assistance to adults who spent time in the ...

‘Ice angel’ spotted in Barcelona

Submitted Photo Bill and Joyce Christ of Westfield snapped this photo the other day of the “Barcelona Ice Angel” This is formed by wave action freezing against the western most Barcelona Harbor break wall.

Farm outlook: scarce labor, higher wages

New York state farm operators can expect a tight labor market and rising wages in the year ahead, in addition to continued pandemic precautions, debate over immigration reform and potential changes to overtime pay, according to a Cornell agriculture expert. “Ag labor is going to remain ...

Chautauqua Center is hosting children’s events

The Chautauqua Center is hosting events for children in February. Nibbles of Knowledge streams live on Facebook Thursday at 1 p.m. Families are invited to include their children and join guest host Linda Cecchetti from The Salvation Army Anew Center for a special story time. Cecchetti has ...

Brickman to ‘Share The Love’ in virtual events

Jim Brickman, Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer, will continue to entertain fans in February with “Share The Love” LIVE Virtually. A portion of each ticket purchased to the live online event will benefit the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Fans and their families can enjoy this ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary tees up golf simulator as program topic

Did you ever wish that you could play rounds of golf at famous courses like Pebble Beach, Oakmont or St. Andrews? What about being able to practice your golf skills indoors during Chautauqua County winters? Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club members learned about how the two new golf simulators at ...

Boy Scout Sunday going virtual

The Allegheny Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America will take part in the Scout Sunday observance, beginning at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Scout Sunday celebrates the twelfth point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is Reverent,” and traditionally is observed annually on the first Sunday of ...