Press Releases

October 15, 2018

PORTVILLE, NY -- The holidays are around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about decorating for the season. The Pfeiffer Nature Center.suggests you add beauty to your home or give the gift of nature to friends and family with its holiday wreaths.  Choose from hand-decorated or ...

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Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes. In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello recently thanked the numerous volunteers who have helped to weed the gardens on North Union Street, who tend to the gardens in Lincoln Park and the Bartlett House, who clean Oak Hill Park, and who continuously, throughout spring, summer and fall, pick up litter ...

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Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due Oct. 21. “The Community Fund is the Foundation’s vehicle for responsive grantmaking, allowing the board to support projects and initiatives that address the changing needs ...

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OLEAN, NY - Olean General Hospital received state approval to move forward with its plans to open a geriatric psychiatric unit on Wednesday. The New York State Department of Health approved the request which OGH applied for in November. The plans include converting the hospital’s 15-bed swing ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to meet female college athletes and try their hand at a number of sports during a Western New York Girls in Sports event on Sept. 30 at St. Bonaventure University.  Partnering on the event are St. Bonaventure, United Way of Cattaraugus ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- "Sanctuary," an exhibit featuring the works of Stephanie Zwyghuizen, opened Sept. 7 at the Tri-County Arts Council's Art on Main Gallery, 100 W. Main Street in  Allegany, and will continue through Oct. 19. Zwyghuizen ​, a professor of mathematics at Jamestown Community College, ...

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The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Day will provide four different breakout sessions hosted by some of the area’s leading professionals and speakers in order to equip area nonprofits with strategies to thrive in today’s challenging landscape. Nonprofit Networking ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to rescind an honorary degree awarded to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop emeritus of Washington. In an announcement July 28 from the Vatican, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of ...

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Three Olean High School graduates recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Mia Rogers received the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship. The scholarship provides three annual scholarships of $1,000 each for graduating seniors from ...

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Two recent graduates received scholarships for Ellicottville Central School students from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Lisa Krotz received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship Award for $1,000. This scholarship, which came under Foundation management in ...

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Cattaraugus Gives, the successful 24-hour fundraising challenge led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will return this year on Nov. 27, with the hopes of making an even greater impact in 2018. In 2017, 40 nonprofit organizations together raised nearly $29,000 to benefit programs ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Marjorie Congdon-Brent never suspected a surprise 80th birthday party in August. After all, her milestone birthday occurred in February while she spent the winter in Georgia. Her family invited loved ones from all over the country for a celebration to be held Aug. 11 in Cuba.

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OLEAN, NY -- Olean General Hospital employees packed 250 backpacks this week with a variety of school supplies which will benefit area elementary students this school year. The donated backpacks will be distributed to students who might otherwise go without necessary school supplies. In its ...

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Two Allegany County students recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Kelsey Pierce, a Cuba-Rushford Central School graduate this year, received the Kaleigh Wilday Scholar Athlete Award. This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a scholar athlete ...

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August Brainard-Brunelle of Olean High School received the first-ever Russell F. Greenawalt and Elizabeth Page Scholarship to attend Cornell University. Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund, now managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, through the ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Seven area graduates recently received the Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Jesse Both and Anthony Rivera, both of Olean High School, Morgan Davis, Hallie Domes and Nick Mascioni, all of Allegany-Limestone Central ...

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Three area graduates recently received the Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship, a renewable scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Andrea Certo, Mac Gleason and Nick Mascioni all received the Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship. The Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship, established ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- Six Allegany-Limestone Central School students recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, totaling $14,600. Michelle Wohlers received the Joseph and Cecily Higgins Scholarship. The scholarship, established by Joseph and Cecily ...

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ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school. The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of ...

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The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, will kick off its scouting promotion for the season on Saturday. Scouts from across the nation have long promoted scouting through its Show and Sell Popcorn Sales, but this is the first time Show and Sell is being introduced in Western New ...

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CATTARAUGUS, NY -- Five students from Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation for a total of  $5,650. Abby and Bailey Gostomski each received the May C. Carroll Scholarship. The May C. Carroll Scholarship, ...

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Six Olean High School graduates recently received Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation-managed scholarships established in memory of former local residents. Zachary Parr and Julia Rakus received the Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship. The Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, is given ...

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Eight Portville Central School graduates recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Jayce Childs received the Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship for $2,500 this year. The endowed scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Wormer by his wife, ...

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ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced the grand opening of Ellicottville Brewing Company's fourth location in Cattaraugus County. The company's new 75,000-square-foot facility in Little Valley allows for the expansion of commercial production and bottling operations and the ...

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