Press Releases

December 6, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A new book by St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication Professor Chris Mackowski recounts the often forgotten fall of 1863, telling the story of army officer George Gordon Meade's final attempt to save the Union. “The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine ...

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OLEAN, NY -- In its second year Cattaraugus Gives, Cattaraugus County’s Day of Giving, raised nearly $32,000 for area nonprofits. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation again led efforts to organize nonprofits in Cattaraugus County to together raise funds to support each’s respective ...

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OLEAN, NY — Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates are a convenient way to make sure even the most particular person on your gift list isn’t disappointed during the holiday season. Now, you don’t have to be local to buy them. The chamber has launched a new website — ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Nashville musicians with family ties to country music legends will celebrate the holiday season in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. “A Music City Christmas,” the fourth concert in the 2018-19 ...

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OLEAN, NY — City officials are appealing to residents and service organizations to volunteer to help those who are homebound or living on a fixed income with shoveling and ice removal. To volunteer, call Mayor William J. Aiello’s office at 716-376-5615. “There are many residents in Olean who ...

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OLEAN, NY -- When two members of the Olean High School Class of 1995 passed away tragically, the rest of the class was left reeling and racking their brains for a way to support their classmates’ families through the loss. Classmates Ben Liteer and Shane Richner passed away unexpectedly within a ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Olean General Hospital, a Kaleida Health facility and member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, plans to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for patients who cannot be home with their families. For those who will be patients at OGH on Thanksgiving, the hospital ...

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Nine charitable organizations recently received grants from the Mahar Family Foundation Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Mrs. Francis (Roberta) Mahar Jr. and her late husband, Francis Mahar Jr., established the fund, which now memorializes Francis Mahar Sr., Margaret Mahar, ...

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OLEAN, NY - For a second time since 2016, Olean General Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus Award for outstanding success with the Mission Lifeline STEMI Program. The award is given by the American Heart Association of Western New York for improving cardiac patient care and ...

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SMETHPORT, Pa. -- They work to connect worried families with people in the path of hurricanes after phone service goes down. They might be the ones checking you in during a race or a dice run. If you know one or two, they might be telling you how cool it is to talk to people from all over from that ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University will ring in Veterans Day during Sunday Mass to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. University Ministries is joining a community-wide tolling of church bells on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. All ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Five organizations that support local children and youth will receive grants this November from the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The grants, totaling $5,000, will be made to remember Kaleigh Wilday and her Nov. 10 birthday, said CRCF ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Fox Financial has been selected to receive the 2018 Enterprising Business Award. The Enterprising Business Award is the highest honor the Chamber gives to a member business. Recipients are companies which exemplify the ...

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OLEAN, NY-- It’s been 40 years since Tom Taylor of Cuba was asked to use his woodworking skills to make some pieces for the former St. Francis Hospital’s 40th anniversary. His finished pieces included a walnut altar, dove and crucifix. When St. Francis closed, Taylor wasn’t sure what would ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University will join more than 500 CEOs and presidents of the country’s leading organizations when it hosts an interactive mobile experience that educates visitors about diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias. The Check Your Blind Spots mobile experience ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Mayor William J. Aiello recognized both the inaugural class and the Program Manager, Halley Kottwitz, of the Cattaraugus Allegany Young Entrepreneurs Academy at a recent Common Council meeting. The academy serves students in grades 6-12 and teaches them to generate business ideas, ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Olean General Hospital, member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, honored its staff for their dedicated years of service to the hospital during an employee service award ceremony, Sept. 27 at Good Times of Olean. Those honored represent 1,285 years of combined ...

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OLEAN, NY — One of the area’s oldest businesses is receiving the newest award from Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. Taking home the inaugural Presidential Award is Portville mainstay Red’s and Trudy’s. The 94-year-old establishment will receive the honor at the Chamber’s 113th annual ...

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Scholarship applications are available for Leadership Cattaraugus’ Class of 2019 applicants through the organization’s scholarship fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors established the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund ...

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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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