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19 Jun 20180 Knowledge is power and the board of the Bemus Point Stow Ferry (Sea Lion Project Ltd) is now empowered to go full speed forward in our quest to get the Ferry back in service this summer. The repairs are complex and mostly structural (hidden from view) and will need to be done before she can be put back into the water. These are marine repairs and as such are often more regulated than those on a home or a business location. The first NYS Marine Inspection was in April of this year, resulting in the Ferry being taken out of service until certain repairs are made. The Ferry is built on a steel hull and fitted with 7 watertight compartments...

17 Jun 20180 JAMESTOWN, N.Y. Over 80 community members attended Lutheran’s annual recognition event honoring the members of the 2017 Touching Lives Club (TLC) and members of the Juliet Anderson Rosch Society. The TLC recognizes donors for their annual giving and the Rosch Society recognizes donors who have established planned gifts in support of Lutheran’s residents. “Your faithful and generous giving makes everything we do possible. You make sure that everyone we serve has a life well lived every day,” said Gwen Axelson, development officer for Lutheran. Special guest Phoebe Grow, daughter of Lutheran resident Betty Mee, spoke to those in...

15 Jun 20180 Sherman’s graduation is on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:30PM in the John Butler Auditorium at Sherman Central School Michaela Barringer is the daughter of Jeanni Wright and Michael Barringer and the granddaughter of Gary and Sue Barringer. Michaela will be attending Jamestown Community College to study Music and the Fine Arts. Hunter Bittinger is the son of Steven and Jan Bittinger. Hunter will be attending Jamestown Community College to study Welding Technology. Caleb Burick is the son of Michael and Karissa Burick. Caleb will be attending Jamestown Community College. Jessica Cady is the daughter of Christopher Cady and Kristine...

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...

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...

28 May 20180 Borsari Food Company, Inc. was honored at last week’s National Small Business Week Awards ceremony, an annual event sponsored by the Small Business Administration – Buffalo District that recognizes outstanding regional businesses and entrepreneurs.  The Small Business Development Center at JCC nominated Borsari Foods earlier this year in recognition of their commitment to growth and their consistent pursuit of excellence in marketing.   Borsari Foods is a family owned business started in 2001 on a farm in Western New York State.  The company was born when Elizabeth and Adolph Morando decided to commercialize an old secret...

27 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – A business can receive a lot of publicity for a modest contribution to the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA). UAA board members made that point in letters they sent to businesses at their May meeting. "There are so many wonderful, active businesses in our county," said UAA President Julie Newell. "We took this opportunity to reach out to some of those we had not contacted before." Newell said their letters noted that the United Arts Appeal supports member arts organizations that present hundreds of events – concerts, performances, festivals, exhibits, workshops – every year. In return, a single...

20 May 20180 At a recent emergency board meeting of the historic Bemus Point-Stow Ferry, the State of New York annual survey was discussed. Each year the Ferry is inspected carefully to make sure it is safe to operate and for the public to ride. This year was the 10th year survey where the boat has to be hand-steered to the Steamboat cradle near Mayville Park and the bottom inspected for wear and for proper maintenance.   The board members knew that this year's inspection would be one that might indicate a possible large expenditure of money and repair time for the Ferry.  Proactively we had the Ferry hauled out at Mayville at the end of the...

18 May 20180 Lakewood opens two museums and Fire Station, Library hosts Birthday Party for all to enjoy Lakewood– Lakewood will celebrate 125 years of History on Saturday May 19 when it opens both its History Museum and its Fire Department Museum to the public, and the Lakewood Memorial Library also offers activities for the entire family for fun and learning about Lakewood History. The full day of events will take place from 10am – 2pm. The event will kick off with a proclamation at 10 am in front of the Lakewood History Museum with Village Officials, dignitaries, and members of the Village History Committee. The museum will be open with free...
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