Press Releases

August 14, 2018

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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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University kicks off its 10-year anniversary this month participating in the National Summer Reading Program, making stops at public libraries across New York and Pennsylvania. “This is one of the Quick Center’s ...

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Four area high school graduates each recently received a $10,000 John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Tyler Lashway of Port Allegany High School; Emily Rohrs and Anna Seamon, both of Allegany-Limestone Central School; and Olean High School’s ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The second annual Citizens Action Network Summer Film Series will kick off on Tuesday with "Inequality for All."   Narrated by Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, the film examines the realities of widening income inequality in the United States. It won a Special Jury Award for ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced that lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended until Thursday July 5, in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Independence Day holiday. Some work may continue behind permanent ...

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ATLANTA --The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie Jaylen Adams to a two-way contract, the team announced Sunday. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Adams, a 6’2” guard, played four years at St. Bonaventure, and as a senior in 2017-18, averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 assists, 3.4 ...

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Player: Jaylen Adams College: St. Bonaventure (2014-2018) Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds NBA Team/G League Affiliate: Atlanta Hawks/Erie BayHawks College Breakdown: Jaylen Adams had one of the most dominant careers in St. Bonaventure/Atlantic 10 Conference history. During his ...

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Four area graduates and current college students recently received the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. This year’s recipients include: Megan Shumway, a 2015 Olean High School graduate; Kaytelyn Powless, a 2016 Allegany-Limestone Central ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The name of Kevin A. Keenan, founding partner and president of Keenan Communications Group, was placed on the Olean City School District Foundation Wall of Honor on June 15 in a ceremony in Olean High School Auditorium. According to the foundation, the Wall of Honor “recognizes ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The 32nd annual Olean General Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 21 on the front lawn of the hospital, 515 Main St.  In addition to the more than 80 pounds of strawberries used to serve strawberry shortcake, the event will offer sausage ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) on Wednesday celebrated a policy change that the caucus had long advocated to modernize Medicare coverage: The federal government will now permit coverage of costs for Continuous Glucose Monitoring ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The City of Olean will dedicate the newly restored Oak Hill Park steps in honor of Erick and Marianne Laine for their generous gift to make the project possible and their longtime dedication to beautification of city parks. The public is invited to attend the dedication and ribbon ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever StrOlean in August 2017.  This new event was defined as an event to be held in downtown Olean; event goers were able to saunter, amble, wander, walk North Union Street; and able to enjoy food, music, fine arts, classic cars ...

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The best of friends are the ones that remain a constant over the test of time. Joseph and Cecily Higgins have long been exactly those kind of friends to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. From the days when the Foundation was little more than an idea to make the Allegheny River ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Olean General Hospital recently welcomed students from Washington West and Eastview Elementary schools to its Buddy’s First Visit program. In its fifth year, Buddy’s First Visit is a program that welcomes young children to the emergency room to show them what to expect should they ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have set the 50th-Annual Clambake for chamber members and guests for Wednesday, June 13, in downtown Olean.  “This festive gathering represents the traditional start of the summer season in our community and offers fun, fine food ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Olean installment of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, America's largest outdoor basketball competition,  is scheduled for Aug. 17 to 19. The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is anticipating 250 teams and 8,000 spectators from a 100-mile radius to attend the ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its Taste of Olean Event Committee are accepting nominations for the 2018 Taste of Olean Hospitality Wall of Fame Awards program.   The Hospitality Wall of Fame recognizes individuals and/or businesses who have made a significant ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The newest street festival in the Greater Olean Area will be offered three times this year.  Launched by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce in August 2017, StrOlean is scheduled  for June 8, Aug. 17, and Oct. 26 in downtown Olean.  “We are encouraging businesses, nonprofits ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Archbishop Walsh Academy is pleased to announce that they will be providing busing services free of charge for Bradford area residents who wish to send their students to the Catholic high school located just across the Pennsylvania-New York state line. The bus will pick up students at ...

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For many, a memorial scholarship is a living way to continue the memory of a loved one. For Hank Certo and Louis “Ledgie” DeRose, the Two Joes Scholarship Fund is a way to remember two people who left a huge impact not only on both them, but also the entire community. Certo and DeRose ...

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When he takes to the course on July 7, CJ Mackey will do so with a smile, but he will also know that there is a whole lot more to the day than birdies and bogies. As a member of the Golf “Fore” Heroes Tournament committee, Mackey has been a part of organizing the annual tournament to benefit the ...

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