On the Road Covering NASCAR

2022 has been one of the most important years of my life. I’ve grown as a writer and a journalist through an opportunity not many can take for granted. 

I covered NASCAR, the highest level of stock car racing in the world. 

I’ve had interest in racing ever since 2008, when the Daytona 500 was on my TV. I immediately got hooked. 

It’s really difficult for ...

St. Bonaventure Director of Nursing Shares Program History

May 26, 2022

With Nurses Month 2022 upon us, I would like to share the history of nursing at St. Bonaventure University. Nursing as a profession well aligns with Franciscan values, so it was surprising to me that the university did not already have a nursing major — a shared sentiment in my initial interview. In 2018, I was hired to create, establish and oversee nursing programs at St. Bonaventure ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 1, 8:00 AM

Lincoln Park Pavilion, Olean

Olean Area Farmers Market

Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

Lillibridge Property, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville


Sat, October 1, 11:00 AM

Allegany-Limestone Central School, Allegany

Allegany-Limestone Girls Varsity Soccer

Department of Aging, CCA Receive Mental Wellness Grants

September 30, 2022

Two community agencies, the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging and Connecting Communities in Action, recently received grants, together totaling $4,100, from the Mental Wellness in Cattaraugus Fund to support the mental health and wellbeing of Cattaraugus County residents in need.

Former board members of the dissolved Mental Health Association of Cattaraugus County established the Mental ...

Wood Foundation Funds Support Local Catholic Causes, OGH Foundation

The Paul and Mary Lou Wood Foundation Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently made possible five annual grants, together totaling $4,038.51, to charitable causes important to Paul and Mary Lou Wood.

The Woods, who have called Olean home for 50 years, established the fund at CRCF to give back to the community by supporting local causes important to their family.

The ...

JCC Will Screen Film Series About Local Vietnam Vets

OLEAN, NY — The Cattaraugus County Museum and the Cattaraugus County Department of Veterans Services will host a free film screening event at JCC’s Cutco Theater on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Part of the county's ongoing “Our Veterans, Their Stories” project, the event will showcase a new film series entitled “Vietnam: What a ...