Sign Up for E-Calendar

Greater Olean

Calendar of Events: Greater Olean

Mother Goose Storytime

Mon, September 24, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Mother Goose Storytime

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 10:00am 09/24/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Mother Goose Storytime

A program for infants and toddlers up to 18 months includes stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and musical instruments.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Mon, September 24, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 6:30pm 09/24/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Reading the Rainbow Book Club

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by Emily M. Danforth is this month's selection.

The novel's main character, Cameron Post, feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to: that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron lives with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt.

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

Mon, September 24, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Investigation Stations

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 6:30pm 09/24/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Investigation Stations

Children 3-5 years old and their parents participate in group activities, including stories, music, and games followed by hands-on activities at the stations. Program also is offered Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m.

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

Tue, September 25, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Simply Stories

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2018 10:00am 09/25/2018 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

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Greater Olean

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 ...

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 ...

CRCF Community Fund Grant Applications due October 21

September 23, 2018

Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due Oct. 21.

“The Community Fund is the Foundation’s vehicle for responsive grantmaking, allowing the board to support projects and initiatives that address the changing needs of the community,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.

'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 ...