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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, August 16, 11:00 AM

Olean General Hospital, Education Center, Olean

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/16/2018 11:00am 08/16/2018 4:00pm America/New_York American Red Cross Blood Drive

Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-REDCROSS for appointments. Walk-ins will be welcome.

515 Main St. Olean, NY 14760
Diabetes Support Group

Thu, August 16, 3:00 PM

BOCES, Salamanca

Diabetes Support Group

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/16/2018 3:00pm 08/16/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Diabetes Support Group

For more information on this Olean General Hospital program, call 716-375-4127.

4039 Route 219 Salamanca, NY 14779 [42.173179, -78.691337]
Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 20th Anniversary Party

Thu, August 16, 6:00 PM

Pfeiffer Nature Center Pavilion, Lillibridge Preserve, Portville

Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 20th Anniversary Party

Green

Add to My Calendar 08/16/2018 6:00pm 08/16/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Pfeiffer Nature Center’s 20th Anniversary Party

Community picnic. Center will provide hot dogs and invites guests to bring a dish to pass. Program is free and open to the public. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Interested persons should register online or contact 716-933-0187.

1974 Lillibridge Road Portville, NY 14770
Kokomo Time Band

Thu, August 16, 6:30 PM

South Union at East State streets, Olean

Kokomo Time Band

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/16/2018 6:30pm 08/16/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Kokomo Time Band

In event of rain, concert will be held at the John J. Ash Community Center, North Barry Street.

Lincoln Park Olean, NY 14760
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce StrOlean

Fri, August 17, 10:00 AM

Olean

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce StrOlean

Add to My Calendar 08/17/2018 10:00am 08/17/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce StrOlean

For complete listing of events and sites, see https://oleanny.com/Media/Files/STRprogram0818.pdf.

Union, Wayne, East Greene, East State and Laurens streets Olean, NY 14760
Felt Cup Cozy

Mon, August 20, 6:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Felt Cup Cozy

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 08/20/2018 6:00pm 08/20/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Felt Cup Cozy

Group will turn felt sheets into a cup cozies. This extremely simple project requires no pre-requisite skills, just a willingness to learn and a desire to end up with a lovely cup cozy.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Total Joint Replacement Class

Tue, August 21, 10:00 AM

Olean General Hospital, Education Center, Olean

Total Joint Replacement Class

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/21/2018 10:00am 08/21/2018 11:00am America/New_York Total Joint Replacement Class

Informational sessions for those who are scheduled, or are considering, joint replacement surgery.

For more information, or to register, call 716-375-7481.

515 Main St. Olean, NY 14760
Brown Bag Book Club: 'The Women in the Castle'

Tue, August 21, 12:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Brown Bag Book Club: 'The Women in the Castle'

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/21/2018 12:30pm 08/21/2018 1:15pm America/New_York Brown Bag Book Club: 'The Women in the Castle'

Jessica Shattuck's novel is set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society. It is a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

Attendees ...

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Family Friendly Films Series: 'Sherlock Gnomes'

Wed, August 22, 1:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Family Friendly Films Series: 'Sherlock Gnomes'

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/22/2018 1:00pm 08/22/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Family Friendly Films Series: 'Sherlock Gnomes'

Gnomeo and Juliet recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Diabetes Education Workshops

Wed, August 22, 6:00 PM

Olean General Hospital, Education Center, Olean

Diabetes Education Workshops

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/22/2018 6:00pm 08/22/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Diabetes Education Workshops

Comprehensive program offers education to assist people with diabetes so they can better manage the disease.

An order from a medical provider is required; most insurances partially or completely cover the cost.

For more information, call 716-375-4127.


515 Main St. Olean, NY 14760

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Understanding the Tough Times at The Buffalo News Can Lead to Brighter Future for the Newspaper 

Given the fiscal state of the news industry, the changes underway at The Buffalo News are not unique. To offset revenue losses, newspapers across the nation have bid farewell to longtime reporters, eliminated once-popular sections and removed jobs that involved covering important beats, such as education, the environment and transportation. 

What makes the ...

The Story of Punxsutawney Phil

With Groundhog Day landing on Friday this year, thousands will watch in person and even more will tune in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dusk on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can be expected.

Phil may very well be the world’s second ...

Sights and Sounds: The First Four of the NCAA Tournament

Traffic is a common occurrence, but for fans of the Dayton Flyers, it’s a usual event every gameday. A trip across the Great Miami River leads to the Flyers’ athletic complex. It became the same ritual for Bonnies fans heading to the University of Dayton Arena for the team's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

Snow, sleet and hail pounded down on the car as we ...

Seven Area Graduates Receive Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship

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 School, and Stone Lisek and Korah Witherell, both of Portville Central School, ...

Area Students Receive Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship

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 by Steve and Donna Teuscher in memory of their son, Jonathan, is given to one student each from ...

Allegany-Limestone Students Receive CRCF Scholarships

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 Higgins, is for an Allegany-Limestone Central School or Archbishop Walsh Academy senior who intends to ...

A Day in the Life with Gary Rodgers

ALLEGANY, NY - People bringing trash and recyclables to the Allegany Transfer Station at 38 Union St. have come to expect a man with a big smile and a friendly “how are you?” to greet them. This man is Gary Rodgers.

In rain or snow or heat, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rodgers offers his help no matter what. “I love my job because I love ...

'Day in the Life' Follows Retired Franciscan Sister

ALLEGANY, NY – The Franciscan Sisters at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse start their days exactly how they end them: in prayer and devotion to God.

The convent for retired sisters at 115 E. Main St. is separated into four sections. The first level, named after St. Francis, houses sisters in need of memory care. The second floor houses two sections: St. Claire's for residents with ...

'A Day in the Life': One Transportation Supervisor Serves Portville and Olean

PORTVILLE, NY – A whiteboard with dozens of destinations and vehicle numbers written in various colors sits inside the Portville bus garage, ready to be changed at any moment. David Youngs, the transportation supervisor of the Portville and Olean School Districts, knows that before 2 almost every afternoon, he is likely to receive an email changing the entire meticulously planned ...

Happy Veterans Day, Mom

What began as an attempt to boost her GPA soon turned into a 22-year career for my mom, Ramona Lee Discavage.

On the first day of her freshman year at St. Bonaventure University in 1989, members of the Army ROTC Seneca Battalion helped incoming freshmen move their stuff into their dorm rooms.  Afterward, they invited all of the freshmen to a lunch.

“When they described the ...

Navy Vet Recalls Service in WW II

On a cold and windy December morning in 1943, 16-year-old Edmund Ogozaly packed up his meager belongings and a forged birth certificate and walked three miles in the snow from his home in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, to enlist in the service of America during World War II.

Ogozaly, 87, a resident of Endicott, New York, recalled that he chose to join the Navy because “I always liked the ...

Lynn Kemp: ‘Best Soldier I Could Be’

Lynn Kemp is nearing 95 and knows he has lived a good life.

“The good Lord has been awful good to me,” recalled the lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania. “I never refused an order. I tried to be the best soldier I could be. I don’t know what your relationship is with God, but mine is pretty close.”

Born Oct. 29, 1920, Lynn grew up in a home on Turkey ...