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Shelf Space Book Club: 'Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus' 

Wed, October 17, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Shelf Space Book Club: 'Frankenstein; or, the ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 6:30pm 10/17/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Shelf Space Book Club: 'Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus' 

Shelf Space is Olean Public Library's science fiction and fantasy book club.

Mary Shelley's novel is considered to be, in many ways, one of the earliest science fiction novels.,She broke narrative ground by navigating the grotesque tragedy of unnatural life most uniquely from the creature’s perspective.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Drawing Class at Cuba Library

Wed, October 17, 6:30 PM

Cuba Circulating Library, Cuba

Drawing Class at Cuba Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 6:30pm 10/17/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Drawing Class at Cuba Library

Local artist Wendy Skinner will teach a class open to beginners and advanced students who are 14 and older to draw with a variety of mediums, such as pencil, charcoal, pastel/colored pencil, pen and ink. Registration is required for three-class series ending Oct. 17.

These classes are available at no cost to students. The program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts ...

39 E. Main St Cuba, NY 14727
Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, October 18, 12:00 PM

Fireman's Community Center, Allegany

Red Cross Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 12:00pm 10/18/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Red Cross Blood Drive

Persons can make appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at ...

188 W. Main St. Allegany, NY 14706
Cattaraugus County Citizens for Tracy Mitrano for Congress Slate Dinner Fundraiser

Sat, October 20, 4:30 PM

John Ash Community Center, Olean

Cattaraugus County Citizens for Tracy Mitrano for ...

Community Calendar Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 4:30pm 10/20/2018 6:30pm America/New_York Cattaraugus County Citizens for Tracy Mitrano for Congress Slate Dinner Fundraiser

Dinner by Armand's Famous Pig Roast will include hor d'oeuvres, roasted pork, chicken, mashed potatoes, salad and a wide selection of desserts. Coffee, tea and water will be provided; BYOB.

RSVP to Betty D'Arcy as soon as possible.

Donations will be accepted at the following levels upon arrival:

$25/person - Dinner Supporter

$50/person - Campaign ...

112 N. Barry St. Olean, NY 14760
Mother Goose Story Time

Mon, October 22, 12:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Mother Goose Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 12:00pm 10/23/2018 1:00am America/New_York Mother Goose Story Time

Program for infants and toddlers up to 18 months includes stories, nursery rhymes, songs, language games and play. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to help the child participate in the activities at a developmentally appropriate level. Parents and children can spend time socializing before or after the program.

Call (716) 372-0200 to register.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Latch Hooking Part III

Mon, October 22, 1:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Latch Hooking Part III

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 1:30pm 10/22/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Latch Hooking Part III

Group will finish project, discussing several different uses for the finished piece as well as backing options. More discussion about techniques and design will be encouraged. Supplies are included.


134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Oreo Taste Test for Teens

Mon, October 22, 3:45 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Oreo Taste Test for Teens

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 3:45pm 10/22/2018 4:45pm America/New_York Oreo Taste Test for Teens

Blind taste test challenges teens to see if they can figure out what Oreos are being served you. This program is open to ages 13-18.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Investigation Stations

Mon, October 22, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Investigation Stations

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 6:30pm 10/23/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Investigation Stations

Children aged 3 to 5 and their parents participate in group activities, including stories, music, and games followed by hands-on activities at the stations. Parents participate with their children to expand on the experiences and connections presented at the stations. Books, materials and activities also are available for families to use at home. The Investigation Stations are open for use by ...

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Simply Stories

Tue, October 23, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Simply Stories

Education

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 10:00am 10/23/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Simply Stories

Stories and songs for children 19 months to 3 years of age and their caregiver.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760

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Streaming Services Should Focus on Quality Instead of Quantity

We live in a time where the demand is “more now.” We want more of the things we like, and we want them as soon as possible.

This can be seen clearly in the amount of shows the internet streaming service Netflix released in the past year: well over 150 different shows, movies, documentaries and comedy specials. In the month of August alone, 47 Netflix original shows and movies ...

Witnessing Greatness Up Close

Up until about two years ago, my favorite sport to watch was baseball. I enjoyed everything about the game. The crowd, the action, and the entire atmosphere excited me. But when my baseball playing days were finished, I noticed my hobby of watching the game dwindled.

At the end of my freshman year of college, my interest in golf grew. I’ve played golf my entire life and even ...

Becoming English in 90 Minutes

It was our first day in the country. The smell of fish'n chips filled the air, and the Wig and Pen was the place to be as England prepared to take on Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.  Wearing blue and yellow was a death sentence. The streets were lined with fans dressed in red who stood in pub lines extending for blocks. We had one goal: Convince the locals ...

Pfieffer Nature Center Is Taking Orders for Annual Holidy Wreath Sale

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 undecorated Fraser firs or boxwoods. 

Orders are being taken ...

Take Safety Into Your Own Hands This October During National Fire Prevention Month

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, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has created a special web resource page ...

Mayor Says Volunteers Help Make Olean A Great Place to Live

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 throughout the city.

His comments are below:

“We put out a call ...

'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 ...