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Greater Olean Top Stories

August 10, 2021

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library invites the public to visit Friday during StrOlean to celebrate the library's 150th birthday.  Birthday cookies will be available from noon until 4 p.m.  The first 150 children to stop by will receive a free commemorative stuffed squirrel. Face painting ...

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OLEAN, NY — Generations, a group that plays '50s/'60s oldies, will be featured in the city's summer concert series in Lincoln Park Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert series will continue every Thursday until Sept. 2. Sunday afternoon concerts are scheduled for Aug. 22 and Sept. 5. The park ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — The Pfeiffer Nature Center’s four-part "Tree-mendous Tree Exploration" series begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with the hourlong "Deciduous Trees Expertise" by Brandon Witmer.  Nature program coordinator Beverly Jones described the program in a press release: "Do you know what a ...

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OLEAN, NY — Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its second 2021 StrOlean for noon to 10 p.m. Friday. The thrice-yearly StrOleans, inaugurated in 2018, is designed for all ages and gives people the opportunity to saunter, amble, wander, walk North Union Street; and able to enjoy ...

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TOWN OF OLEAN, NY — Two 18-year-olds were killed in a rollover accident on Barnum Road Friday night. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, the two teens were pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies responded to the one-car accident shortly after 10 p.m. Two other juveniles were ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported on Friday that 13 residents tested positive for COVID-19 and listed a total of 5,833 cases since March 2020. The department did not issue a report on Thursday, but the total of cases indicates five people may have tested positive that ...

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OLEAN, NY — The deadlines for registering for the Aug. 20-22 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have been extended to Friday at 3 p.m. for entries brought to the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce offices, 301 N. Union St., and to Monday at 11:59 p.m. for internet entries. The entry fee ...

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Local officials who responded to inquiries from TAPinto Greater Olean said they are not taking immediate action on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recommendation that local governments require all employees to be vaccinated or be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. Olean Mayor William Aiello said that ...

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Patricia Kennealy-Morrison was one of journalism’s first female rock critics and the author of numerous books, including a memoir about her relationship with Doors lead singer Jim Morrison and two fiction series— one science fiction/fantasy; the other, a collection of murder mystery novels. And ...

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OLEAN, NY — And then there was one: Olean. During the summer of 2021, the city will be the only municipality in New York State hosting a Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. In pre-pandemic times, Olean had been one of six municipalities in the state, and one of 35 to 45 municipalities ...

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Former TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Layne Dowdall and Jeffrey Uveino were part of a nationally acclaimed Carnegie-Knight News 21 Initiative that won a 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. The two St. Bonaventure University graduates were among 35 student journalists from 16 universities ...

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OLEAN, NY — A missing 14-year-old boy has been found and is safe, the Olean Police Department reported in a Facebook post Tuesday. Earlier this week, the department posted that Jacob Carney had left his home on Indiana Avenue in the middle of the night Friday. Police had appealed to the ...

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OLEAN, NY — "Talk on the Wild Side with Hawk Creek Rehab" is the family-friendly program scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. Attendees will have the chance to meet mammals, birds and reptiles and to discover what makes each of these animal groups ...

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Cattaraugus County has been awarded 780 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets totaling $15,600, Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, announced in a recent news release. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons ($20 value) and can be used to purchase ...

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OLEAN, NY — Professional photographer and author Dan Jordan will share some of his more than 100,000 photos of the bald eagle during an hourlong presentation on July 31 at 10 a.m. in the Sister Margaret Carney Lecture Hall in the Olean Business Development Building, 301 N. Union St.  The ...

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Canticle Farm's will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner at the Old Library Restaurant, 116 S. Union St., Olean, on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. The event will be the farm's sole fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Aug. 2 online at http://www.canticlefarm.org, ...

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SUNY Jamestown Community College, in accordance with a mandate from the State University of New York, will require incoming and returning students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination pending the federal government’s full approval of the vaccine. Students who are fully vaccinated with an ...

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OLEAN, NY — Orders for Wednesday's meatball subs from the Olean Elks Club are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Subs cost $10. The subs may be picked up Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., at the kitchen door by the Elks parking lot on South Second Street. Customers should place orders and choose pickup times by ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing 14-year-old boy. According to an Olean Police Department Facebook post, Jacob Carney left his home on Indiana Avenue in the middle of the night Friday and may have been seen on Saturday around 11:30 a.m. heading west near ...

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