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Northwest Arena named best place to skate in upstate in poll

JAMESTOWN — Looking for some winter fun? Lace up those skates and get ready for some cool fun at Northwest Arena, named the No. 1 best place to go skating by Syracuse.com. Northwest Arena features a dual pad ice rink serving Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Keith Martin, ...

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off for 2019 in Western New York

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season is underway, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues collect fewer than $.08 of every ...

Brooks-TLC employees donate to local charity

DAYTON — It was a heart-warming gesture of kindness and generosity displayed by Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. employees at both the Brooks and TLC campuses. It took four carloads and eight volunteers to transport and sort the array of clothing, toys, and books that were donated to ...

Heritage Ministries announces affiliation in Watertown

David Smeltzer, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, and Judith Shean, Chair of Ives Hill Retirement Community, Inc, have announced that Ives Hill Retirement Community and The Lodge at Ives Hill of Watertown, NY have become affiliates of Heritage Ministries. Ives Hill Retirement ...

Realtors collect cold-weather items for local organizations

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors recently ended their collection drive for cold-weather items, including: hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Board of Realtors Members recognized a community need for these items and set up collection boxes throughout both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus ...

Five new primary care providers welcome new patients

JAMESTOWN — Five new primary care providers are accepting new patients in the Great Lakes Physician Practice (GLPP) in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. “GLPP is proud to be a leader in helping to keep our families, friends and neighbors healthy,” said Kelly McDonald, division ...

Wright retiring from UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown

Betsy Wright, president and CEO of UPMC Chautauqua, will retire at the end of the year after 20 years of serving as the hospital’s president. “Betsy leaves a legacy of which we are all proud,” said Steve Kilburn, president of the UPMC Chautauqua board. “She has been exceedingly ...

Dunkirk Chamber holds annual appreciation dinner

The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual Appreciation Dinner at Shorewood Country Club last month. The program included keynote speakers, Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Rebecca Yanus, Director of Development for the City. Both officials spoke about recent accomplishments in the ...

Rozner named chief of staff, VP of strategic initiatives at Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill announced the appointment of Shannon Rozner to the position of chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives, effective Jan. 1. Currently the president of the financial planning practice Financial-360, LLC, which she ...

Members of Western Division FCU share in dividend

Western Division Federal Credit Union members have something to be very thankful this holiday week. The members will share in a Patronage Dividend of over $750,000, once again proving that the value and benefits of being part of their financial cooperative is real and significant. “Our goal ...

New Yorkers asked to shop local on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Empire State Development and the New York State Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets today encouraged all New Yorkers to support their local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which falls this year on November 24. By choosing to shop locally ...

Westfield’s Small Business Saturday featuring sales, promotions

WESTFIELD — The downtown revival is in full swing this year for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Westfield Main and Portage streets downtown. The merchants have coordinated to have extraordinary sales, specials, promotions at various locations. The Westfield ...

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP hosts Cybersecurity event

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP will host Cybersecurity for today’s Digital World, an event featuring Jarod Koopman, director of cyber crime, Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E. in Dunkirk on ...

Gugino awarded Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation

Joseph L. Gugino, CFP®, AIF® of Gugino & Ryel Financial has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary ...

Winery to honor veterans and military with free tastings

WESTFIELD — One hundred years ago, on the “eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918,” after four years of Europe’s bloodiest war, Ferdinand Foch, Commander in Chief of the Allied forces, accepted Germany’s request for an armistice. We now celebrate this day as ...

Revival of Manufacturing in the Rust Belt

FALCONER — On Oct. 26, Premier Precision Machining opened its doors to its valued customers, vendors, neighbors and friends to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Rand Machine Products, new ownership and the achievements of the past year. In 2016-2017 Rand had faced uncertain times and the very ...

Lake Shore Bancorp reports third quarter 2018

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the third quarter of 2018 and the nine months ended Sept. 30. 2018 Third Quarter and Year to Date Highlights: Diluted earnings per share increased $0.03, or 6.5%, for the nine months ...

CCB to offer free coin appraisal service

CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) will be offering free, professional coin appraisals, courtesy of HCC, Inc., a firm of nationally recognized numismatists. The appraisals will take place at three different CCB offices in October! ¯ Today in Dunkirk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ¯ Wednesday in Springville ...

New faculty join JCC

David Canose, Corey Damon, Jacob Hordych, and Karen Weis joined the faculty at Jamestown Community College this fall. Dr. Canose, assistant professor of psychology and addictions counseling, earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, a master’s degree at Norfolk State University, ...