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Eric Jones Makes a Living on Caricatures and Carvings

May 16, 2022

WEST CLARKSVILLE, NY —“Put that away and find something constructive to do.”

Eric Jones remembers that he looked up at his sixth-grade science teacher and then back down to his desk. Jones had been using his free time after the day’s lesson to draw in his notebook. He put the notebook away, but his mind wouldn’t put his teacher’s words away.

“I kind ...

Friends of the Olean Library Host Bookmark Winners May 7

OLEAN, NY — The Friends of the Olean Library will recognize winners of their annual bookmark contest during two receptions at the library, 134 N. Second St., on Saturday.

Winners from the Olean schools will be honored at 11 a.m.

Winners from Allegany-Limestone, Portville and Hinsdale schools will receive their awards at 2 p.m.

Winning bookmarks will be on display in the ...

SBU Dance Team Plans to 'Cutloose' on Quick Stage May 2-3

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Their inspiration is the 2011 movie “Footloose,” a musical about teens rebelling in a town that has banned dancing.

But “Cutloose” is the title the St. Bonaventure University Dance Team chose for the stage show they will perform Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The way team members see it, they ...

Latin American Quartet Will Perform at Quick Center May 7

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Cuarteto Latinoamericano, one of the world’s most renowned string quartets, will perform the narrated program “Mexico: A Musical Journey” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the university’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

This is the seventh and final concert of the 2021-22 Friends of Good Music performance season.

The concert is being ...

SUNY JCC Art Instructor Exhibits Sculptures at Olean Campus

OLEAN, NY — Madison LaVallee’s "Soft Power: Yearning to Stretch" is on exhibit in the Center Gallery on the second floor of College Center at SUNY Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County Campus through May 26.

LaVallee, who is is in her first year as a full-time instructor at JCC, reimagines everyday often-overlooked objects, using them in ...

At Olean Library, Race Unity Circle Shares Love for Poetry

OLEAN, NY — Fifteen poetry lovers gathered in the Art Gallery at the Olean Public Library Tuesday, sharing a variety of poems, ranging from pieces long, original or comical pieces to those melancholic, short, cheerful or serious.

The attentive audience listened to the works by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Muslim poets in the gallery with walls covered by pieces from the ...

Race Unity Circle Hosts April 26 Poetry Reading in Olean

OLEAN, NY — Race Unity Circle members will celebrate National Poetry Month by reading the poetry of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Muslim poets on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Olean Public Library. 

Jil St. Ledger-Roty and Ola Mae Gayton, members of the RUC’s steering committee, will be reading poems by Claribel Alegria, Martin Espada, Joy Harjo, Kimberly M.

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service Seeks Volunteers

Mark Robinson from the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service will meet Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the John J. Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St., with people interested in donating an hour or two of their time weekly to read aloud newspapers, books, magazines and other printed materials.

NFRRS is a not-for-profit service for blind and sight-handicapped people throughout Western New York ...

Olean's Lincoln Park Summer Concert Series Opens May 26

OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of State and Union streets, will open on May 26 with a performance by oldies band Freddy and the Jets.

All concerts in the series will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will be weekly through Sept. 1. Saturday evening concerts are scheduled for May 28, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20, ...

Author Susan Wiggs Highlights the Importance of Libraries

OLEAN, NY — Susan Wiggs spent hours upon hours as a child filling her basket full of books from the historic Olean library on South Union Street and wobbling home to where her family lived on West Henley Street.

That old library has become The Old Library Restaurant, and on Saturday, more than 50 people gathered upstairs to hear author Susan Wiggs present her “Coming Home to the ...


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Where I Stand as a Journalist

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Journalism empowers investigation. 

As my senior year approaches, my mind reflects on everything I’ve absorbed in the field of journalism and as a student at the Jandoli School of Communication so far. 

Many of my professors challenged my fellow classmates and me to be concise with our words on and off the paper. I failed at this many times and ...

After a Tumultuous Season, Bonnies Head to D.C. for A-10s

WASHINGTON — St. Bonaventure University Bonnies' head coach Mark Schmidt tried to warn us.

After the Bonnies were honored as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s preseason top team, selected as the No. 23 ranked team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and received a slew of individual preseason awards, Schmidt attempted to warn fans, media and his players alike that the ...

National Nurses’ Week and Month Are Rooted in Strength

May 7, 2022

Each May is National Nurses’ Month, a month-long celebration and commemoration of the work our nurses do to keep us healthy. National Nurses’ Week began on Friday and ends on Thursday, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is said to be the mother of modern nursing; her work during the Crimean War led to significant innovations in hygiene and other ...

Milliman Grant Provides CT Simulator at Radiation Center

May 11, 2022

OLEAN, NY — For many, a cancer diagnosis is not only the beginning of a long, difficult treatment plan, but also the beginning of a long travel schedule to seek that treatment.

The purchase of a new Computed Tomography (CT) Simulator at the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center, supported by a grant from the Mildred Milliman Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, is ...

Olean Area Farmers Market Opens for 2022 Season May 7

The Olean Area Farmers Market will be open for the 2022 season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, along South Street. The park is located at East State Street, between South Union and South Barry streets.

The market will be full of returning vendors, beginning with 11 vendors on opening day and increasing to more than 20 at the season’s ...

JCC Participates in Women’s Empowerment Draft in March

During March, SUNY Jamestown Community College is participating in the Women’s Empowerment Draft, hosted by Art Force 5. The program uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic female icons.

JCC is among 21 SUNY colleges, two CUNY colleges, and three private colleges partnering with 31 primary and secondary schools throughout New York State to create a mosaic that ...