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Amazon unveils Fire TV set top streaming device

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new set-top box that allows streaming of online video, music and other content to televisions.The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming boxes such as ...

New creative classes for kids this Spring Break

ALLEGANY - Looking for a creative and productive way for your kids to spend their Spring Break? It's not too late to sign up for one of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council Art Camps this April 14-18. For only $65, students can register for one of the week-long creative day camps and explore ...

WMH holds ribbon cutting for radiology suite

WESTFIELD - Those who will be utilizing Westfield Memorial Hospi-tal's radiology services will notice a newly updated radiology suite. On Wednesday, representatives from the hospital and GE Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The newly remodeled suite at WMH, an affiliate of Saint Vincent ...

Local Applebee’s raise over $214K for Make-A-Wish

BUFFALO - T.L. Can-non Companies, the franchisee for 60 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate NY and Connecticut, celebrated a huge milestone as it raised $1 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Locally, Applebee's rest-aurants in Western New York raised more than ...

Centaur Stride in need of volunteers

WESTFIELD - Spring sessions at Centaur Stride in Westfield are about to start and riders with disabilities are patiently waiting for the weather to break.Before organizers can schedule all the riders, more volunteers must be recruited. It can take up to three people to help with each rider, as ...

Celebrate spring with 21 Brix Winery

With the snow disappearing and the weather becoming warmer, 21 Brix Winery is offering people several reasons to get out of their houses and visit the tasting room.On Saturday, April 5, dig out your platform shoes, wigs and crazy clothes for the Disco Party! The party begins at noon and Disco ...

Empire State Beef Classic May 2-4 in Hamburg

HAMBURG - The Erie County Agricultural Society, Crystalyx, Shamel Milling Co. and Hamburg Gaming are proud sponsors of the 2nd Annual Empire State Beef Classic on May 2-4 in the Showplex building on the Fairgrounds.This is a show that is open to exhibitors of all ages and gives individuals ...

Farm Bureau hosts 7th annual Pride of Chautauqua

BATAVIA - Chautauqua County Farm Bureau will host its seventh annual Pride of Chautauqua event on April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fluvanna Fire Hall in Jamestown. This event will showcase some of the area's finest agricultural products, offer hands-on activities for children, feature live ...

Evans Bank appoints vice presidents

HAMBURG - Evans Bank is pleased to announce two new vice presidental appointments of David Lulas and Nicholas J. Alberalla, both commercial loan officers.Lulas joined Evans in June 2008 as a credit analyst, was promoted to credit manager in 2010, and became a member of the commercial lending ...

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities honors Home Depot

JAMESTOWN - The Home Depot and one of its employees, Kyle Keller, have been honored under the "Works for Me" program operated by the New York state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.Keller, a Celoron resident, received a Certificate of Recognition from OPWDD "in honor of your ...

SUNY Fredonia Business Club honors Cutting Crew owners

The SUNY Fredonia Business Club recently presented the 37th Annual Business Persons of the Year Award to Rita Canfora and Debbie Michalak, owners of the Cutting Crew, located on Eagle Street in Fredonia. An award banquet and ceremony was held in the Williams Center.For over three decades, the ...

‘Canine Good Citizen Prep & Testing’ begins April 3

Kristin Yonkers of Perfect Pooch Dog Training, has teamed up with the Conewango Valley Kennel Club, to offer Canine Good Citizen Prep & Testing. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a step in training that lays the foundation for pet activities including obedience, agility, tracking and ...

Centaur Stride offers free horsemanship clinics

WESTFIELD - Free horsmanship clinics will be offered at Centaur Stride Saturdays from April 5 to May 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for children 8 to 16 years old who are: Siblings of children with disabilities (Sibshops), participants of Compeer, children of actively serving soldiers in war areas and ...

WNY Business mingle to be held at EBC April 2

An opportunity for local business owners and staff within Chautauqua County to network with other businesses and vocational specialists will be at the WNY Business Mingle on Wednesday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ellicottville Brewing Company West in Fredonia.The WNY Business Mingle is hosted ...

Non-credit courses to begin in April in Dunkirk

Several non-credit courses begin soon at Jamestown Community College's North County Center in Dunkirk.Computer courses include: Introduction to Word Processing-Part I, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9 ($77); Introduction to Word Processing-Part II, 9 a.m.-13 p.m., April 16 ($77); Microsoft Excel Part ...

Evans bank promotes senior vice president

HAMBURG - Evans Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey M. Werdein to senior vice president.Werdein joined Evans as a commercial loan officer in May 1999, and was promoted to team leader of the commercial real estate lending team in 2013."In his time with Evans, Jeff has been an ...

Cassadaga Job Corps honors dedicated staff

CASSADAGA - Ask Academy Director Ann And-erson what makes Cassadaga Job Corps such a special place, and she is quick to answer."Our staff. The staff at Cassadaga is good, good people working hard to mentor, teach and help our students reach a brighter future," she said.A recent ceremony ...

Fredonia Place residents benefit from new bus with wheelchair lift

Fredonia Place residents are now "riding in style" thanks to its new motor coach which features a wheelchair lift and many other amenities for both residents' comfort and safety.Fredonia Place is pleased to announce the purchase of a 2014 Goshen Coach GCII which can accommodate 15 people for ...

Gowanda and TTE join forces to grow electronic components business

GOWANDA - Gowanda Electronics, a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components and inductors for power, radio frequency, and high frequency applications, is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE Inc., also a U.S.-based company, to provide a broader ...

10th Rural Living Expo April 5

CUBA - On April 5, Cornell University Cooperative Extension will sponsor the 10th Rural Living Expo. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. with lunch provided. The opening session will be "Birding in Allegany & Cattaraugus County," followed by four concurrent sessions ...