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13 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Fri., Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor.  She is one of the only female comedians who is relatable to every audience member - male and female!  After seeing her perform, nearly everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister! Tammy Pescatelli’s...

12 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Harmony Historical Society’s Annual Harvest Festival and Quilt Show will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (rain or shine) at the historical society's campus at 1943 Open Meadows Road in Blockville. Admission and parking are free. The festival features living history demonstrations by Civil War Reenactors, the Texas 1st Volunteer Infantry. A great lineup of live music each day provided by Old Dawg, Davis & Eng, Picks & Hammers and the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers. The festival features the Golden Needle Quilters Quilt Show; weaving and spinning...

12 Sep 20180 Contributed Article 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents A Pictorial History of Cassadaga on Thur., Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. A Pictorial History of Cassadaga is the fifth of seven multimedia presentations that will be presented over the course of this year as part of the new Chautauqua County History Series. The series features area town, village and county historians presenting lectures on topics of local history and their connection to the world at large. September’s program features Village of Cassadaga/Town of Stockton...

11 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has received help from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) in their commitment to conserve all planet Earth’s natural resources. “We are really thrilled with the support we have received from two Community Foundation funds that have made wonderful improvements in the nature center building while lightening our impact on the environment,” said Audubon Program Director Jennifer Schlick. Schlick said that the overhead lights in the lobby that were original to the 1992 addition had been starting to go out....

11 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Now is the time for businesses and individuals interested in supporting Audubon Community Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest to get on board. “We need to have our sponsors in place soon so they don’t miss opportunities for recognition,” said event organizer and Audubon naturalist Katie Finch. Enchanted Forest is the first Friday and Saturday in October. These magical evenings combine a luminary-lit trail with talking animals, fascinating both adults and the children they accompany. Finch pointed out that there is a new way for businesses and...

10 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – Jamestown High School recently held an August Graduation Ceremony to honor three graduates: Katelin Didomenico, Kayla Haines and Amelia Whitmore. The ceremony was held in the Jamestown Board of Education meeting room with family and friends in attendance. Jamestown Board of Education member Dan Johnson participated in the ceremony, along with JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “This is an important ceremony for us as we want to recognize all of our JHS graduates,” said Dr. McElrath “These students have shown true persistence. I want to thank the families who have supported them along...

10 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Bugs/Insects and Silhouettes are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray these subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures. The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting. A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of...

9 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Mental Health Association Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to a Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) on Thursday, September 13. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County is joining with the MHA to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide and celebrate September as Recovery Month There will be refreshments and friendship from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a 1-3 p.m. tie-dye workshop with local resource tables. Bring a white cotton apparel item to tie-dye; a limited number of t-shirts will be available,...

9 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Westfield, NY – Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has welcomed new board member Deborah L. Perry to serve on the WMH Foundation’s Board of Directors. Originally from Mayville, NY, Deborah was overjoyed to join the organization that helped raise more than $650,000 for Westfield Memorial Hospital’s highly successful RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign. “I am excited to be a part of a thriving foundation board that was given a tremendous challenge which they were able to meet with the help of its many valued donors. I too, look forward to helping to make a...
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