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Olean Public Library Will Offer Curbside Lending Starting Monday

May 28, 2020

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will offer curbside lending of materials to patrons, beginning Monday. Additional curbside services include faxing, copying, printing and provision of tax forms. 

Curbside services will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and ...

Musicians in Greater Olean Area Find Comfort and Support from Eachother

“The music community, at its core, is about love,” says Paul Psathas of the Olean-based band Fair to Fiddlin’.

This statement rings true as the COVID-19 pandemic derails plans and activities for musicians all over the globe, including performers in the Greater Olean area.

“We are all in this pandemic together,” Terry Bellamy, who teaches a blues ensemble course ...

Jandoli Institute Will Host Twitter Chat About Music and the Pandemic

The Jandoli Institute will host a live Twitter chat on Tuesday on the role of music during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Music and entertainment are playing important roles during the pandemic,” Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee said. “They fill a gap that news media and government cannot.”

The chat will run from 7 to 8 p.m.

Olean Public Library Slates Virtual 'May The 4th Be With You' Events

OLEAN, NY — All day Monday, the Olean Public Library will host a virtual salute to "Star Wars" with a series of "May the 4th Be With You" events. 

Fans can sign on as early as 5 a.m. via the Olean Public Library Facebook Page. Scheduled events are:

Downloading of hi-res Star Wars backgrounds for virtual meetings, 7 a.m.
Curated list of Star Wars ...

Olean Public Library Offers Online Programs in May

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library is offering all its programming online during May.

Patrons can access links to all programs on the library's Facebook page. Scheduled are:


LEGO Challenge; every Saturday at 10 a.m.


Knit and Crochet Group; every Saturday at 7 p.m.


Ask a Farmer: Q & A; every other Sunday at 3 p.m. Next session is ...

St. Bonaventure Accounting Teacher Will DJ Virtually on Friday

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Ed Bysiek invites the university community to come together Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. while he hosts a virtual DJ set from his living room.

“Music has been proven as a means for helping people deal with difficult situations,” Bysiek said, noting the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on his ...

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Annual Elisa’s Run for the Arts Will Be Conducted Virtually

June 3, 2020

The fourth annual Elisa’s Run for the Arts will be held virtually on June 13 at 10 a.m. to benefit the Elisa Hughey Scholarship for the Arts at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Elisa’s Run for the Arts was organized in memory of Hughey, a dedicated and talented artist, mother and wife who courageously battled cancer.

The fun run was originally slated to be held ...

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A Difficult End to Senior Year Does Not Compare to the Memories Made

When the unexpected happens, we sometimes do not know how to react. We immediately think of the effect the present will have on the future. 

When news on the coronavirus started to get serious back in March, I found myself thinking this way as I knew a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. 
 
Your senior year of college is a special time, one where you are supposed to be soaking in ...

Coronavirus and Life Without Sports: How It Boosts Fandom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going on.

Multiple professional athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen NBA players, ...

For Cashiers, COVID-19 Means a Change in Routine

CUBA, NY – I’ve worked at the Giant Food Mart of Cuba as a cashier for about three years, since my junior year of high school. 

When I reported for work on Friday at 4 p.m., the normal clamor of rustling paper bags, chattering customers and employees and squeaking grocery carts’ wheels greeted me. 

But I would soon face a situation I’d never seen ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments Processed; Low-income People and Others Who Aren’t Required to File Tax Returns Can Quickly Register for Payment With IRS Non-Filers Tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

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