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Stories and More

Tue, November 12, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Stories and More

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Children 19 months to 2 years old, accompanied by adults, will participate in stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, group play and creative art projects.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Mother Goose Time

Wed, November 13, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Mother Goose Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Program for children ages 6 to 18 months features interactive books, simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs and language games.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Chess Club

Wed, November 13, 6:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Chess Club

Arts & Entertainment Sports

Add to My Calendar 11/13/2019 6:00pm 11/14/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Chess Club

Newcomers are welcome.


134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins

Wed, November 13, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins

Arts & Entertainment Education

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]Writers are invited to gather to work on their National Novel Writing Month projects.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Author Gary Larson Discusses 'Harbor Yarns"

Wed, November 13, 7:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Author Gary Larson Discusses 'Harbor Yarns"

Arts & Entertainment Education

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"Harbor Yarns" is a collection of short stories by local author Gary Larson, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, who spent much of his childhood on boats.

Copies will be on sale and available for signing after the program.

The event is free and open to the public

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Stories and Stretches

Thu, November 14, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Stories and Stretches

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Children ages 2 to 5 participate in movement-oriented stories, songs and stretches.

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

Thu, November 14, 3:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Investigation Stations

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Group activities for children 3 and up include stories, music, games, art and play.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Lego Builders Special Movie Event

Thu, November 14, 3:45 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Lego Builders Special Movie Event

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/14/2019 3:45pm 11/14/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Lego Builders Special Movie Event

Children, grades 2 to 8, will build with Legos and watch a movie. Title will be a surprise. To view entire movie, attendees should plan to stay until 5:30.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Stonewall Café for Adults

Sat, November 16, 1:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Art Gallery, Olean

Stonewall Café for Adults

Arts & Entertainment Education

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This is an LGBT+ meet up for adults (18+). Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Investigation Stations & Reading is Ruff!

Mon, November 18, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Investigation Stations & Reading is Ruff!

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/18/2019 6:30pm 11/18/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Investigation Stations & Reading is Ruff!

Children 3 and up participate in group activities such as stories, music, games, art, play and reading to therapy dogs.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Upcycled Crayons Class

Mon, November 18, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Upcycled Crayons Class

Arts & Entertainment

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Participants will learn how to take old crayons and turn them into new colorful ones that children can use this holiday season. All supplies are provided.

Youths under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

134. N. Second St. Olean , NY 14760

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Bonnies Lose their Footing Against Vermont

The first half went well when the Bonnies took on the Catamounts of the University of Vermont Friday in the second home game of the season. Everyone started out looking good, though it was sad to see Osun Osunniyi rooting from the sidelines. (He'll be back in two to four weeks, according to the team.)

Kyle Lofton brought in 14 of the 59 total points for the Bonnies. Bobby Planutis had nine ...

I Rejoice in October and Every Month That My Mother Survived Breast Cancer

October is one of my favorite months.

It’s the beginning of basketball and hockey seasons, the increasing climax of football season and the end of baseball season. It’s a time when we start to break out the hoodies once reserved for summer bonfires, jeans last used in the winter, and can, without judgment, begin to hold on to the warmth of coffee or hot chocolate.

But, more ...

President Trump Ignores Some Issues, But Not E-Cigarette Use

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the United States in an attempt to keep these products away from teenagers. His announcement comes after reports of e-cigarettes causing a new lung illness in hundreds of people throughout the country. I agree with this proposed ban for a number of reasons and believe that it is only the first step ...

Olean’s Angee’s Restaurant Receives GOACC’s Enterprising Business Award

November 11, 2019

OLEAN, NY — A fixture in the local restaurant scene received honors this year.

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced Angee’s Restaurant is the recipient of the 2019 Enterprising Business Award, the highest honor the chamber gives to a member business. Recipients are companies which exemplify the unique hometown charm of the Greater Olean area through enriching ...

Cattaraugus County Land Bank and City of Olean Collaborate to Enhance Franchot Park

OLEAN  — A collaboration between the city of Olean and the Cattaraugus County Land Bank will help to create a welcoming entrance to Franchot Park, according to a press release. 

The collaboration came to exist after the city and land bank acquired land from blighted properties at 213 and 215 W. Green St., respectively. According to the release, the land bank will ...

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 ...