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9 Jun 20180 Maple Grove High School won the 2017-2018 High School Bowl championship, defeating Falconer Central School 80-42 in the final match. The championship was recorded at Jamestown Community College and broadcast on WJTN and SE-93 radio. Falconer took the tournament to a decisive second championship match by defeating Maple Grove 59-56 in the first championship round. As a result of winning the competition, a Maple Grove senior will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for each of two years at JCC. The scholarship is provided by the JCC Alumni Association. The Maple Grove team will compete in the National Academic Championship in...

8 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Saturday, June 9, not only marks the opening of the Jamestown Public Market, it is also World Wide Knit in Public Day. To celebrate both these events, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County's (MHA) Knitting for Wellbeing group will be part of the Market's Opening Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location between Second and Third Streets in downtown Jamestown. Group members will share their love of knitting and its therapeutic value, while staff and board members showcase all the services and collaborations. In February, community volunteers Janet Forbes and Jeanette Moore started the...

7 Jun 20180 – Jefferson Middle School fifth graders in Gina Hess’ classroom are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month this May by raising money for the Mental Health Association at The Gateway Center. This is the second year for the activity. “We are trying to raise money for invisible illnesses,” said Jefferson Middle School fifth grader Kaylee Keppel. “We are trying to help those people who need our help and we just want them to get better. It’s important to do something like this because you are trying to help people get better.” Students are selling slime and squishies to raise money. In addition, students are encouraging...

6 Jun 20180 – Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) Prevention Educator, Leslie Bianco, presented the Elementary Life Skills Training to Lincoln Elementary school fourth grade classes. The eight-week lessons are being taught to third and fourth graders at Lincoln, Love, Bush and Ring Elementary Schools. Lessons include: self-esteem, decision-making, avoiding the effects of smoking information, dealing with stress, media literacy, communication and social skills and assertiveness. CASAC is also presenting this program with all of the fifth grade classes at Jefferson Middle School. “We are so lucky to have this wonderful...

5 Jun 20180 Warren, Pa. – Serious Harry Potter fans know that "alohomora" is the unlocking charm used to open and unlock doors. With that in mind, two Warren women with a passion to get kids reading are spearheading "Alohomora: A Harry Potter Festival" in downtown Warren, Pa., on October 5 and 6. With the theme "Unlock the door to a world of adventure!," Ruby Wiles of Free Books for Kids Town and children's writer Jenette Guntly will add to the Harry Potter festivals celebrated across the country and internationally. Wizardly music, butterbeer and costume contests, sorting hat, magical classes, and character dining will assure the event appeals...

4 Jun 20180 – Bush Elementary School second graders have the opportunity to experience reading in a castle thanks to teachers Laurel Schwartz, Jill Anderson and Katie Darling, with a special thanks to Steve Schwartz for his skills in turning cardboard into a magical setting from long, long ago. The castle was a component of the book, Sir Gus, used in class. The book is an engaging text in the ELA curriculum that follows the serendipitous undertakings of Sir Gus, one of King Alfred’s twelve knights. The enduring main character motivates the students to meet the challenges of more complex text. The students learn strategies to decode...

3 Jun 20180 Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care volunteers who participated in a recent exchange with the Karatu Lutheran Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania will share a special evening of stories about their experiences and the memorable relationships that they have formed with the rural hospital on Monday, June 25th at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, 422 E. Terrace Ave, Lakewood, NY.   In March of this year a four-person contingent consisting of Bereavement Coordinator Jamie Probst, Community Outreach Coordinator Cora Monroy, LPN Debra Przepiora, and RN Rebecca Smouse traveled to Tanzania once again, to learn from Tanzanians and share their...

2 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites the community to join them at a reception honoring retiring president Ruth Lundin. "Ruth's Retirement Party" will be at the Nature Center on Friday, June 8. Appetizers and beverages will be served 4-5 p.m. Anyone who would like to say a few words may do so at the 5-6 p.m. speaking session. The 6-7 p.m. hour is open to mingling, chatting, and visiting with the honoree. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. During her 19 years at ACNC...

1 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Parenting today is a serious challenge. "Active Parenting" is a program that helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 learn the skills to achieve a full and satisfying family life and to help their children achieve greater happiness and success. Thanks to a partnership between the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) and the Mental Health Association (MHA) and a grant from the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, this video and discussion workshop is being offered free in Jamestown. Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at CASAC, will present the six-session program from noon to 2 p.m. on...
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