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HR Compliance System Changes to Provide Enhanced Benefits

Almost a year ago the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier launched a new benefit for our members: an online platform that allows businesses and their employees to easily comply with the New York State Sexual Harassment in the Workplace law ...

Fourteenth annual Art in the Wilds call for artists

KANE, Penn. — Artist applications are now available online for the Fourteenth Annual Art in the Wilds show in Kane. The outdoor, juried fine arts event will be held in Evergreen Park on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty artists are ...

Dunkirk Falcons honor Rick Matyjakowski

Submitted Photo The Dunkirk Falcons Club honored Rick “Pixie” Matyjakowski at annual Rewrap Party. This annual event was held at the clubrooms on Jan. 18 with the proceeds donated to Lakeshore Humane Society. Pictured are the Matyjakowski grandchildren, officers and members of both ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary supports early breast cancer detection

WESTFIELD — Representatives of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville and the Allegheny Health Network / Westfield Memorial Hospital (AHN/WMH) gathered in the mammography suite of AHN/WMH in Westfield on Feb. 3 for a presentation of items provided by this Rotary club for the hospital staff to ...

Enjoy creative cuisine March 9 at musical fundraiser

IRVING — Who’s hungry for a swampy supper? Loosen your belts because the cast and crew of Silver Creek High School’s upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” are hosting a Duloc dinner fundraiser Monday, March 9, at Sunset Bay Restaurant, 954 Main Road, Irving. The community is ...

WNY Maker Expo and RoboRAVE March 28

Are you ready for a full day of makers, hands-on competitions, live performances and a RoboRAVE?! On March 28, Erie 1 & Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES, Buffalo Public Schools, SUNY Erie, NYSCATE and Frontier Central Schools present the first ever WNY Maker Expo & RoboRave ...

Nominate a Distinguished Western New York Woman

Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce that the community at large has an opportunity to nominate extraordinary Western New York women for its 2020 Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations are being accepted now through March 9. Women of Distinction is Girl Scouts of Western New ...

Buffalo driver charged in school bus collision

NORTH COLLINS — The driver of a pickup truck has been charged after colliding with a school bus Wednesday that resulted in minor injuries for three. At 3:12 p.m., Erie County sheriff's deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit responded to the crash on Shirley Road at ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary hears about Gift of Life program

Saving children who have congenital heart defects through the Gift of Life program was the topic of a presentation by Patricia Castiglia, Ph.D., Rotary District 7090 Gift of Life Vice President, during the Jan. 21 meeting of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club at the Lakeshore Assembly of God ...

Lake Erie Bird Club to meet Feb. 24

Lake Erie Bird Club meeting, Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Program by Jajean Rose and Priscilla Titus of the WNY Land Conservancy on protecting the College Lodge Forest. All are welcome to attend. For information, call Joanne Goetz at ...

Polar Plunge set for Mayville Saturday

MAYVILLE — Family Health Medical Services has announced its sixth Annual Polar Plunge. The event is being held Saturday at the Presidents Day Winter Festival in Mayville. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; the plunge will start at noon following a cold water rescue demonstration scheduled for ...

Pomfret Planning Board hosts Fredonia village officials

Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret representatives gathered information on joint comprehensive planning recently. On Feb. 3, the Town of Pomfret Planning Board hosted newly elected Mayor of Fredonia Doug Essek and Village Planning Board Chairman Scott McKay, along with several other ...

First-time homebuyer classes planned

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp. is inviting all first time homebuyers to attend one of four classes being offered. All classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., classes that will be offered in English are as follows: ≤ Saturday, Feb. 22 at The Old Mayville School ...

Cathy Young to speak in city

Entrepreneurial opportunities in food, beverage and agricultural sectors will be the focus of a discussion, led by Catharine Young of Cornell AgriTech, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. A former state senator, Ms. ...

Assembly approves bill to aid blood drives

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would allow the state Health Department to make grants to organizations that hold blood drives. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted in favor of A.1151 while Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, was marked ER for the vote. Only one ...

SUNY Fredonia event to benefit Rural Ministry

Operation Winter Rescue, an annual event to collect winter clothes and non-perishable food to benefit the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, will be held at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Friday, Feb. 21. Donations of hats, gloves and coats, for the rural ministry’s Garment ...

CARTS seeks grant for mobility app help

The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System is continuing to find ways to link its services with new technology. On Tuesday, Michele Westphal, CARTs senior project coordinator, and Brad Bentley, county public works director, discussed with the Chautauqua County Planning Board how CARTS is ...

Lawmaker wants counties to explain housing funding

Chautauqua County's spending for temporary housing in 2018 cost about $1.1 million. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, D-Rockaway Beach, wants counties to explain how such money is spent. Pheffer Amato recently introduced A.9075 in the state Assembly to amend the state Social Services Law to ...

Winter wonderland

Submitted Photo This photo, taken by Jim Lisa Thursday morning, shows the snowfall in Silver Creek. More snowfall is expected today as the temperatures are expected to plummet.

Scholarship available for graduating seniors in 4-H programs

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting scholarship applications for the Terence J. Centner Agricultural and Environmental 4-H Scholarship. Terence (Terry) J. Centner established this fund to honor his parents Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner, in ...