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Local History Research Sessions

Mon, June 18, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Local History Research Sessions

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/18/2018 10:00am 06/18/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Local History Research Sessions

Have a local history or genealogy question? The Olean Public Library staff may be able to help. The library's local history collection includes local history books, city directories, Olean High School yearbooks, newspapers, obituary and cemetery indexes, local history files, census records, and the Ancestry Library Edition database. Staff will be available to answer questions about library ...

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
ReHab Center Schedules Hiring Event for June 19

Tue, June 19, 9:00 AM

The ReHabilitation Center, Olean

ReHab Center Schedules Hiring Event for June 19

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2018 9:00am 06/19/2018 2:00pm America/New_York ReHab Center Schedules Hiring Event for June 19

Hiring event will include on-site job interviews for full and part-time direct support professionals to work in the group homes.

The Rehab Center is one of the largest employers in Olean, supporting more than 900 people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

All positions at the ReHab Center, an equal opportunity employer, offer opportunities for growth and ...

1439 Buffalo St. Olean, NY 14760
Brown Bag Book Club

Tue, June 19, 12:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Brown Bag Book Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2018 12:30pm 06/19/2018 1:30pm America/New_York Brown Bag Book Club

This month the club will be reading "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi, which follows the parallel paths of two half sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch; light refreshments will be provided.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Pride Month Film Series: 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar'

Tue, June 19, 6:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Pride Month Film Series: 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2018 6:00pm 06/19/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Pride Month Film Series: 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar'

After their car breaks down in a small town, three New York City drag queens transform the town's inhabitants.

Movie is rated PG-13.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Regular Meeting Olean Urban Renewal Agency

Wed, June 20, 8:30 AM

Room 119, Olean Municipal Building, Olean

Regular Meeting Olean Urban Renewal Agency

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2018 8:30am 06/20/2018 9:30am America/New_York Regular Meeting Olean Urban Renewal Agency

101 E. State St. Olean, NY 14760
Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development Slates Historic Instrument Talk

Wed, June 20, 6:00 PM

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Olean

Olean's African American Center for Cultural ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2018 6:00pm 06/20/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development Slates Historic Instrument Talk

Mark Jones and Isaac Spaeth will lecture on the musical history of Buffalo and on instrument restoration.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development.

Cookies and coffee will be served.


109 S. Barry St. Olean, NY 14760
Shelf Space Book Club: 'Never Let Me Go'

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Shelf Space Book Club: 'Never Let Me Go'

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2018 6:30pm 06/20/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Shelf Space Book Club: 'Never Let Me Go'

Book club will discuss suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Call the library or go to the information desk to reserve a copy of the book.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Drag Queens Kids' Party

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Drag Queens Kids' Party

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2018 6:30pm 06/20/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Drag Queens Kids' Party

Drag queen "Flo Leeta" will read from picture books that talk about acceptance and diversity, lip sync age-appropriate songs and allow the children to ask questions about drag, gender/expression and the LGBTQIA community. Children will have an opportunity to dress up in costumes and with the help of Flo Leeta, perform lip sync.

For ages 6 to 14.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Annual Strawberry Festival by Olean General Hospital Auxiliary

Thu, June 21, 10:00 AM

front lawn, Olean General Hospital, Olean

Annual Strawberry Festival by Olean General ...

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/21/2018 10:00am 06/21/2018 6:00pm America/New_York Annual Strawberry Festival by Olean General Hospital Auxiliary

In addition to strawberry shortcake, the event will offer sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, Texas hots, a baked potato bar, drinks, baked goods, craft items, raffles and entertainment.

WPIG will do a live remote, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also featured will be:

Health fair, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hospital services will include the cardiac catheterization lab, nutrition/diabetes education, clinical ...

515 Main St. Olean, NY 14760
Local History Research Sessions

Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Local History Research Sessions

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/23/2018 10:00am 06/23/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Local History Research Sessions

Have a local history or genealogy question? The Olean Public Library staff may be able to help. The library's local history collection includes local history books, city directories, Olean High School yearbooks, newspapers, obituary and cemetery indexes, local history files, census records, and the Ancestry Library Edition database. Staff will be available to answer questions about library ...

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760

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Grandpa Practiced Sustainability

My grandpa was of the Depression Era. Sustainability wasn’t “a thing” back then — it was just the way you lived. Though he was raised in a time when you were thankful to be able to put a good meal on the table, he likely had a standard of life that we would consider average or middle class today. He didn’t grow up in a slum or shanty town, but he did understand the ...

'March for Our Lives' Started A Historic Movement

Shoes on the ground. People chanting. Signs held high. Music playing in the background.

It is the start of a historic movement. A moment when every race, gender and age came together as one. A movement that involved change and a March for Our Lives.

As a student journalist going out to the world, taking part in a national movement truly moved me. Reporting the significance of March for ...

Bonnies Historic Season Will Give Community Source of Pride Years to Come

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball season came to an end earlier than the team had hoped. Coaches looked disappointed, and players covered their faces with towels. St. Bonaventure’s (26-8) loss to Florida (21-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament left many thinking what if?

However, the Bonnies historic season is nothing for the team to ...

Olean General Announces Schedule for June 21 Strawberry Festival

June 13, 2018

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 sandwiches, hot dogs, Texas hots, a baked potato bar, drinks, baked goods, craft items, ...

'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 ...

'A Day in the Life' Follows Della Moore of the African American Center for Cultural Development

OLEAN, NY – When Della Moore walks down the street, she greets everyone she passes and makes sure to ask, “How are you doing?” 

From the moment I joined her at the 7-Eleven on a cloudy, cold December morning until we finished making our stops along State and North Union streets, she remained ...

'Day in the Life' Follows Warehouse Selector Justus Elliot

OLEAN, NY -- For Justus Elliot, time and pace are essential. As a warehouse selector for Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-Op, most of the 21-year-old’s job calls for efficiency.

“Everything is time-based," Elliot explained. "One hundred percent is the norm, and it’s what we work for every day. If our score is less, then we are moving too slow, and we kick it into ...

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 ...

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 ...

WW II museum provides role models for young people

When Steve Appleby asks area students if they know Snoop Dog, Eminem, Kanye West, the Kardashians, Parris Hilton or Miley Cyrus, they answer yes. Then Appleby will ask which of them knows Jason Dunham is, and the students will not have a clue.

Appleby will explain that Jason Dunham was a Marine from Scio, in Allegany County, New York, who was killed in Iraq in 2006 after jumping on a grenade ...