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16 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - By Chris Flanders Board Member, Seal Lion Project, Ltd The repair of the Bemus Point Stow Ferry started in April of this year and it is still an ongoing struggle to complete all the work needed to satisfy the marine survey done this spring. As a quick review for those of you who have been busy with your summer schedules of family, work and fun, the Ferry has been out of service. It is out of service because it has safety and structural issues cited by the State of New York Marine Surveyors during its every-ten-year out of-the water inspection. These issues must be rectified before the Ferry can go back into public...

15 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Chautauqua Mall LAKEWOOD, NY – Chautauqua Mall announced today that Spirit Halloween will join the center’s lineup of tenants. The Halloween specialty retailer will offer decorations, accessories and costumes for all ages. Spirit Halloween will occupy 20,000 square feet in the former Bon-Ton building and is expected to open by September 15. Chautauqua Mall will also welcome an eyebrow threading concept, Amazing Shape, this month. Amazing Shape will occupy a 511 square foot space next to Dipson Theatre. In addition to providing eyebrow threading services, the new retailer will offer a selection of women’s...

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....

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...

7 Sep 20180 All are free and take place at the MHA, Gateway Center rear, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown, N.Y. To learn more, call (716) 661-9044 or visit mhachautauqua.org  or facebook.com/MHAChautauqua. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-10 a.m., Cognitive Recovery Peer Support Group: Self-help based on changing your thinking. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Recovery Cooking Group: Group led by Chef Sean Jones. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 12-1 p.m., Self Help and Advocacy Peer Support Group: Skills building group focused on advocacy...

7 Sep 20180 In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is adding the following to their usual schedule: Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon, Medication Assisted Therapy: Presented in conjunction with UPMC Chautauqua to assist people using medications or thinking of using medications to support their recovery. Free. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, 2018, 5-6 p.m., Intro to CRAFT and the MHA: Instructors of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) will talk about the MHA and CRAFT with families and friends of people in recovery. Followed by the regular 6-7:30 Family...

6 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The Lawson Center The Lawson Center has scheduled a centennial event to publicly recognize the Lawson Family’s 100-year presence in the Chautauqua Lake Region. In 1918, David Lawson, Sr. purchased the property at 73 Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point. Already the site of a boat livery at that time, the business was named the Lawson Boat & Engine Company; and later renamed L.S. Aero Marine when Ralph Sheldon became a partner. Through the years, the Lawson Family, including David, Jr and sister Jean Lawson, operated the marine business until 2010 when the property was donated for the purpose of creating The Lawson...

1 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Lutheran Jamestown JAMESTOWN, NY (August 27, 2018) – Resident Council and the staff at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center recently held a special jeans day event to collect school supplies for the G.A. Learning Center. Staff were encouraged to wear jeans to work for the day in exchange for bringing school supply donations for the youth at the school. Items donated included notebooks, writing and drawing utensils, glue sticks, rulers and protractors, and erasers. LHRC resident council representative, Linda Paterniti (far left) and LHRC Activities Director Amanda Christy (far right) helped present the...

31 Aug 20180 Contributed Article The 2018 Daniel Feather Memorial 5K Race, presented by Chautauqua Striders, will be held on Sunday, September 2 at Bergman Park. The race is held as part of the City of Jamestown’s Labor Day Festival. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with 5K starting at 9:30 a.m. The Daniel Feather Memorial Race includes a 5K run, 5K walk, and 5K Law Enforcement division. The Daniel Feather Memorial 5K is eighth in the ten race 2018 UPMC Chautauqua Runner of the Year Series. The USATF Certified course starts and finishes on Baker Street with a pleasant tour of the city’s residential south and west side neighborhoods. Last...
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