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Olean Elks Offer Wednesday Takeout Meals at Lodge on West State

May 4, 2021

OLEAN, NY – “Elks share, Elks care.” 

Mark Balcerzak shared the motto of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks as he was getting ready to prepare 130 barbecue chicken dinners at the Olean Elks Lodge 491, 209 W. State St., on April 28.

Balcerzak, who used to be employed locally as a cook, is the volunteer leader of the Wednesday meals project the lodge ...

Olean Elks Taking Orders for Wednesday Chicken Dinners

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Elks are taking orders for barbecue chicken dinners that will be available by pre-sale only. Customers must call the Elks Lodge at 716-372-4191 to order.

The dinners, priced at $10, will be available for pickup on Wednesday between 3 and 6 p.m. 

A total of 120 dinners will be available.

Each dinner will include a half chicken, salt potatoes, ...

Orders for Olean Elks Taco Dinners Are Due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

OLEAN, NY — Orders for taco dinners from the Olean Elks Club are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. The dinners may be picked up Wednesday between 3 and 6 p.m. at the kitchen door by the Elks parking lot on South Second Street.

The club is offering a choice of a large taco or a taco salad for $10.

People may order dinners by calling 716-372-4191.

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Reality is, though, that legends do die, and the world of baseball lost Lasorda, the longtime Dodgers manager and all-around Los Angeles icon, at the age of 93 on Thursday.

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Therefore, it is a really scary time. If ...

IRS: Some people get more time to file without asking; Anyone else can request an automatic extension

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON − Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, 2021. Even so, as is the case every year, many Americans will still need more time to meet ...

Here’s why some people got more than one notice about their Economic Impact Payments

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Wolfinger Family Fund provides $5,500 in grants to family supported area nonprofits

The Wolfinger family recently decided to expand the philanthropic scope of the Wolfinger Family Fund and have made possible $5,500 in grants to organizations and projects chosen by the family.

The fund was originally established by area residents Sandy and Connie Wolfinger to support projects and equipment purchases in the Ellicottville, Smethport (PA) and Coudersport (PA) School districts.

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