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28 Mar 20180 Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) announces receipt of a generous award for the organizations upcoming renovation of the William F. Thiel Hospitality House. R-AHEC submitted an application to the William F. Thiel Trust, a fund held by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, requesting a capital support grant for renovations and repairs to the house located in Warsaw, NY. In February, R-AHEC received notification that $84,150 in grant funds were awarded for this project. R-AHEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Catherine P. Huff said, “R-AHEC is very grateful for the continued support of the William F. Thiel...

28 Mar 20180 The Winged Ox Players of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown recently made a significant donation to the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). Winged Ox Players is a theatre ministry of St. Luke’s, and their donation came from the proceeds of their production last spring of Least Resistance. Least Resistance was written by British-born Jamestown resident and playwright Richard Olson-Walter and directed by Steven Cobb, Associate Director of the MHA. It addressed the local drug epidemic through the words of those who have personally struggled or been affected by addiction. This spring the Winged Ox Players are...

28 Mar 20180 The Thule Lodge is the Swedish organization in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area, formed 111 years ago to help the Swedish immigrants settle in this country.  Many Swedish immigrants settled in this area, with housing, employment and schooling.  Many of the Swedish immigrants found employment in the furniture factories of the Jamestown area.  Today, Thule Lodge serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through various events and activities during the year.  John Sipos, historian for the Village of Cassadaga and the Town of Stockton, also serves as the historian for the Thule Lodge.  Sipos prepared a book of all of the many events of the...

28 Mar 20180   Fredonia observatory again opening its doors to the public Public viewings at the State University of New York at Fredonia observatory will be starting up again on Wednesday, April 11, and running through the end of October.   Located in the Science Center on the Fredonia campus, the observatory first opened its doors in the spring of 2017. As a way of informing and connecting the Fredonia campus and community, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Dr. Michael Dunham, decided to host free viewings through the observatory’s 17” PlaneWave reflecting telescope. Because of the success of the viewings,...

26 Mar 20180 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 Jamestown High School senior Lauren Garvey’s artwork was selected for the Albright-Knox Future Curator Exhibition. Her work will be exhibited from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, May 13th at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The opening will be held Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lauren’s work was selected out of 600 submitted works throughout Western New York and Canada, in which only approximately 60 were chosen to be in the exhibition. Lauren created her work in her JHS Drawing class, a JCC College Connection course, which also earns her college credit. This is the fourth year JHS has submitted work to the...

26 Mar 20180 Two outstanding area high school seniors were honored as “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its Mar. 20 meeting, which was held at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. The two seniors were Cameryn Hawkins of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Alexandria Kassman of Westfield Academy and Central School. Two other school districts’ March honorees, who were unable to attend due to the students’ busy schedules, will be recognized in April. Janese Berkhouse, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President, welcomed the honorees, their families, respective school district superintendents and...
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