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Borrello, Goodell Urge Action on Bill to Strengthen Security at Chautauqua Institution

August 17, 2022

Prompted by Friday’s violent attack on author Salman Rushdie at Chautauqua Institution, Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell have asked Gov. Kathy Hochul to convene a special session to pass legislation they are sponsoring that would strengthen security at the facility.

The bill would grant public safety personnel at the institution peace officer status, which ...

Joe Mihalich Will Receive 2002 Jim Satalin Award on Aug. 29

August 9, 2022

OLEAN, NY — Former Niagara University and Hofstra University men’s head basketball coach Joe Mihalich will receive the 2022 Jim Satalin Award from the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program on Aug. 29 at Bartlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Ave.

Mihalich will receive the award at the conclusion of the Coaches vs. Cancer 716 Golf Classic. The tournament ...

Jandoli Institute Explores If History Can Predict the Future

August 17, 2022

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A new Jandoli Institute research essay explores whether the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic will be similar to the Roaring Twenties that emerged after the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The essay, “Hashtag History: Imaging the Future — Reinventing the Past,” was reported and written for the institute’s Hybrid Journalism Project by ...

Olean Elks Will Offer Chicken Barbeque Dinner Aug. 24

August 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Elks Club will offer patrons chicken barbeque dinners for takeout Wednesday between 3 and 6 p.m..

The chicken dinners also will include corn on the cob, salt potatoes and a roll and butter.

Meals are $14.

The deadline to order is Tuesday at 7 p.m. Patrons should call 716-372-4191 and give pickup times. 

Patrons can pick up ...

Stick Tights Will Perform Aug. 18 in Olean Concert Series

August 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of East State and South Union streets, will continue Thursday with a performance of folk rock music by Stick Tights.

All concerts in the series run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will take place through Sept. 1. A Saturday evening concert is scheduled for Aug. 20.

The concert ...

Couple Seeks Volunteers and Kickball Teams for 'HeartRaiser'

July 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — Tabitha and William Dombrowski are looking for volunteers to help them with the inaugural CHD HeartRaiser scheduled for July 30, 3-8 p.m., at Forness Park, 740 Hoop St.

And they also are seeking teams to play in a kickball tournament.

The HeartRaiser, which Tabitha foresees as an event that "is truly going to be something ...

Olean Structure Catches Fire After Lightning Strike

August 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — Following a large lightning strike on Wednesday, city firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at 125 S. Fourth St.

Fire crews found smoke and fire coming from the roof and used hand tools and thermal imaging to extinguish a fire in the attic of the structure.

Firefighters also placed tarps on the roof to prevent damage from the elements.

The city’s Fire ...

Early Voting for Aug. 23 Elections Will Begin on Aug. 13

August 9, 2022

Early voting for two Congressional District 23 elections — the special election for serving the remainder of former Rep. Tom Reed's term until Jan. 3 and the Republican primary election for the two-year term that begins in 2023 — will start Aug. 13 and continue through Aug. 21.

The candidates in the special election are Democrat Max Della Pia and ...

Pfeiffer Nature Center Puts On Soil-Themed Farming Series

July 6, 2022

PORTVILLE, NY— The naturalists at the Pfeiffer Nature Center encourage the public to consider the critical roles that healthy soils play and that their importance goes far beyond growing the foods that people eat.

During July, the center will host a free, three-part Wednesday night series, "The Ground Beneath Our Fee," exploring the major ...

New York State Identifies Illegal Cannabis Store in Olean

July 9, 2022

ALBANY, NY — The New York Office of Cannabis Management has identified 52 illicit cannabis stores and sent cease and desist letters to the businesses.

Among the 52 stores was the Hot Spot at 616 W. State St. in Olean.

“These stores are masquerading as licensed, regulated businesses, but they are nothing of the sort,” Chris Alexander, executive director of the Office of ...

Meet the Leaders: Greater Olean Area ELCA Congregations Reflect on Pandemic

December 26, 2021

What is church? Take a look at any of the available online dictionaries, and you will find the same basic definitions:  

A building.  

The services performed in that building. 

The people who gather in that building. 

What happens when that building is closed due to a pandemic? Is there no church? What is “church” in the ...

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Gators' Successful Basketball Season Took More Than Luck

ALLEGANY, NY — Allegany-Limestone Central High School’s most successful varsity basketball season was not a timely streak of good luck. The players and the coaching staff knew they had something special from day one.

Coach Glenn Anderson has said on multiple occasions that the team operated in the underdog role all season. It’s hard to imagine a team winning six straight ...

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, August 20, 8:00 AM

Lincoln Park Pavilion, Olean

Olean Area Farmers Market

Sat, August 20, 6:30 PM

Lincoln Park, Olean

Hick-Ups in concert

Thu, August 25, 6:30 PM

Lincoln Park, Olean

Joe Gilroy in concert

Area Graduates Receive CRCF-Managed Nursing Scholarships

July 4, 2022

Three recent area graduates received scholarship awards managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to pursue degrees in the nursing field.

Caitlin Park and Amara Williams received the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship, which is awarded to traditional and non-traditional students pursuing nursing degrees and who live in the 57th State Senate District, which includes ...

Area Graduates Receive Murphy, Higgins Scholarship Awards

OLEAN, NY — Four area graduates recently received the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship and other scholarship awards managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.                                                     

Jacob Brink, Logan ...

Franklinville Graduates Receive CRCF-Managed Scholarships

FRANKLINVILLE, NY — Eight Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School graduates received scholarship awards managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Cayden Hatch and Alexandria Ross each received the Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship for $2,500.

The scholarship, part of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District ...