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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 ...

Are the Buffalo Bills on the Rise?

What started out as the season of hope has made a turn for another depressing year for Buffalo Bills fans. 

Last season, the Bills finished the season at 9-7 under first-year head coach Sean McDermott. The Bills would make the playoffs thanks to a Week 17 win against its AFC East division foes, the Miami Dolphins, and a last-second touchdown pass from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy ...

What is Going on With Big Blue?

I am a New York Football Giants fan. Like many New-York-City-area teams, most people either hate them or love them. There is no in between.

Many folks from Western New York have strong ties to the Buffalo Bills and have developed a dislike for the Giants due to Super Bowl XXV when Buffalo lost the game 20-19 after a missed last-second field goal, known for going wide right by Scott ...

Rose Pappas Foundation Fund Annual Holiday Season Grants Awarded

December 17, 2018

The Rose Pappas Foundation Fund recently made possible a number of grants to support to local organizations that aid those in need.

The fund supports grants that help the needy in the local community year-round, but also makes grants to organizations that provide services and aid to those in need, particularly around the holiday season.

Betty Pappas established the fund at CRCF in 2002 ...

SBU Professor Chris Mackowski's Civil War Book Recounts ‘The Great Battle Never Fought’

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A new book by St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication Professor Chris Mackowski recounts the often forgotten fall of 1863, telling the story of army officer George Gordon Meade's final attempt to save the Union.

“The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine Run Campaign, November 26 – December 2, 1863” has just been ...

Cattaraugus Gives raises nearly $32,000 for nonprofits

OLEAN, NY -- In its second year Cattaraugus Gives, Cattaraugus County’s Day of Giving, raised nearly $32,000 for area nonprofits.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation again led efforts to organize nonprofits in Cattaraugus County to together raise funds to support each’s respective mission and added $5,000 in incentives.

Those efforts culminated in 47 nonprofits together ...

'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 ...