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16 May 20180 – Jamestown Public Schools recently honored 18 employees for their service to the district at a Retirement Reception. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe spoke to the retirees. “It is important to us to honor all of you as important members of our Jamestown School family,” said Dr. Apthorpe. “We are here to celebrate your dedication and hard work for our district and especially for the children of Jamestown. We thank you for your years of service and just remember that you have touched thousands children’s lives throughout your career. We wish you all the best in your retirement.” Each retiree’s principal or supervisor spoke...

14 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) has been a placement for students in Jamestown Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) since 2010. In the cover story in the MHA's recently published Spring 2018 Newsletter, MHA Director of Student Activities Ken Yergens says, "It would be tough to say who's benefitted more from this collaboration: the students or the MHA. We know from the feedback we get from our interns that it is a valuable learning experience for them. And all we have to do is take a look around our cheerful space to be reminded of all they've done for us!" Yergens...

11 May 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that it has been awarded the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award provides recognition and support to economically underserved public high school music programs in selected communities nationwide. As a GRAMMY Signature School Award recipient, JHS is one of only 100 schools in the nation to receive a Community Award of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Selections are made proactively by the GRAMMY Museum seeking to find schools where the funding will have the most impact. During the 2017–2018 school year, the Hot Topic Foundation provided funding for the...

4 May 20180 New York State Urban Forestry Council board member Lori Brockelbank, second from left, helped Jamestown Community College students celebrate JCC’s ongoing Tree Campus USA status during a recent state Department of Environmental Conservation awards program. JCC was the first community college in New York state to be named a Tree Campus USA. At the event were DEC urban forestry program manager Mary Kramarchyk, Brockelbank, JCC students Avery Sirwatka, Calob Franklin, Layla Crabtree, and Tiffany Donaldson, and DEC Urban Forestry Partnerships coordinator Sally Kellogg, second from right.

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown Community College students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service. "I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities," said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. "From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The need for blood is urgent. Twice a year, Audubon Community Nature Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive that has a special birdseed incentive. "A Pint for a Pound" means that when you give blood at Audubon on Monday, April 30, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Red Cross will gift a pound of Conewango Blend birdseed to you and one pound to the Nature Center. You can choose to take home your birdseed or donate it for Audubon's feeders. Conewango Blend is a mix of birdseed formulated by Audubon's own experts to attract a wide array of birds to your feeders. After filling local needs first, the American...

27 Apr 20181 United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is moving its offices to 208 Pine Street, a more centralized location in downtown Jamestown, following the swap of office space with local attorney, George Panebianco of Lewis & Lewis P.C. The change in offices will occur on April 24th. After 29 years in the Tew Mansion on North Main Street, the United Way will renovate office space at 208 Pine Street, making it more convenient for the organization to serve downtown agencies that benefit from United Way funding. According to Executive Director Amy Rohler, the move will also result in reduced occupancy and administrative costs, as compared to...

27 Apr 20180 – The Jamestown office of Lewis & Lewis, P.C. will move to the Tew Mansion at 413 North Main Street in Jamestown on April 30, 2018. Lewis & Lewis is swapping offices with the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. The United Way will be moving into Lewis & Lewis’ current location at 208 Pine Street. “Lewis & Lewis is absolutely thrilled to be staying in downtown Jamestown and moving to the Tew Mansion. Due to large increases in business and personnel, it became imperative to expand our offices. Despite many alternatives outside of Jamestown, it was our clear intention to stay in the vibrant downtown Jamestown...

20 Apr 20180 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by clearing out their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This event is to raise awareness and help community members dispose of unused or expired prescriptions at locations all across the county, free, anonymous, no questions asked. Prescription medications may be brought to any of...

12 Apr 20181 Jamestown, N.Y. – Participants at the recent Recovery Luncheon at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) applauded those who achieved recovery milestones. MHA Associate Director Steven Cobb had certificates for 14 people for advancing phases in treatment court, four for graduating/completing treatment court, and four for gaining employment.   Cobb also announced plans for Treasured Gems Makeover Day hosted by REALiFE Church of Jamestown and Community Helping Hands on April 28. Women can sign up by Saturday, March 31, at the MHA. Cobb reminded participants that the Knitting for Wellbeing class at 10 a.m. on...
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