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'Who Will Write Our History'

Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

JCC Cutco Theater, Olean

'Who Will Write Our History'

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York 'Who Will Write Our History'

Global screening of a documentary about the Jewish resisters "who defeated Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper" is presented by the Eldred (Pennsylvania) WW II Museum and sponsored by Temple B'nai Israel, Olean. Movie running time is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

305 N. Barry St. Olean, NY 14760

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That Time When Barack Obama Became President and I Did Live Commentary for a TV Station in India

Ten years ago today, Barack Obama’s took the oath of office and became the nation’s 44th president. Not only was it a historic day for America, it also turned out to be one of the most unusual days of my career.

On the morning of the inauguration, I was home with plans to watch the ceremony on TV. For me, the big story had been the historic 2008 presidential campaign and ...

Some Rock 'n' Roll Christmas Songs Stand Apart From the Usual Holiday Fare

Rock ’n ’roll is old enough to have its share of Christmas classics. You know it’s the holiday season once you start hearing John and Yoko’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and any of the tracks on Phil Spector’s classic Christmas album.

But rock ’n’ roll also has produced some ...

Two Franciscan High Schools from Ohio Attend Retreat at St. Bonaventure

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Two Franciscan high schools from Ohio made their way to the university on Nov. 9 for a four-day retreat emphasizing Franciscan values.

A total of 12 students from Padua Franciscan High School in Cleveland and Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati attended the retreat led by St. Bonaventure students, by the Rev. Ross Chamberland, O.F.M., who is the ...

Governor Cuomo Urges Caution as Forecasts Call for Significant Snowfall in New York in Coming Days

January 17, 2019

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday urged New Yorkers to prepare for multiple storm systems that are forecasted to bring significant snowfall as well as bitter cold and dangerously low wind chills. The first system will move into the state Thursday afternoon and will blanket much of upstate in snow, while the southern Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island regions should expect more ...

Redding Endowment Fund Established at CRCF

HINSDALE, NY -- The Redding family of Hinsdale recently decided to give a special gift to the community causes that matter most to their family, in the form of a fund to support a local fire department and elementary students at two local schools.

The Redding Endowment Fund, established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will make possible annual grants, beginning at $300 ...

Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship Established to Support “Eva Strong” Portville Students

PORTVILLE, NY -- The phrase “Eva Strong” may have resonated most during Eva Taggerty’s battle with cancer, but those who knew her know that she lived her entire life Eva Strong.

The recently established Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship Fund will ensure that the “Eva Strong” mentality lives on by supporting area students that share Eva’s perseverance, ...

'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 ...