Giving Back

September 11, 2019

OLEAN, N.Y.– On a crisp 60-degree Sunday morning, Chris Napoleon made pancakes. Napoleon, the president of the Olean Airport Support Group, stood in the hangar in front of an industrial-size griddle, serving up hot flapjacks to hungry customers. To his right stood other volunteer workers, ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – On Sept. 28,  roughly 400 people will take part in the family  friendly Southern Tier Walk in Fireman’s Park  North First Street. The event will feature local vendors, basket and 50/50 raffles, refreshments, photo opportunities and a promise garden filled with bright pinwheel ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Hundreds of people filled Allegany’s Fireman’s Park Sunday for the 28th Annual Street Classics Car Show. The event organized by the Street Classics Car Club of Olean featured a total of 195 cars and trucks as well as three motorcycles, according to club officials. Jason ...

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OLEAN, NY – Friends of the Olean Library has scheduled its second annual wine tasting, Read Between the Wines, for Sept. 6, 7-9:30 pm. Proceeds benefit Friends, which provides funds for programs and resources for the library. Pre-sale tickets are $20 for one and $35 for two and may be ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Local hero Lt. Col. Patrick Miller organized yet another successful fundraiser for veterans in need. Miller, 37, an Allegany native and St. Bonaventure graduate, was inspired to make a difference after going through a life-changing experience. In 2014, Miller was a victim in ...

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OLEAN, NY — Working collaboratively with BQ Energy, New York State and National Grid, Olean is attempting to distill the good from a bad situation. Representatives from these four groups cut the ribbon on a 4,070 kW DC solar electric system named the Homeridae Project Wednesday morning. The new ...

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OLEAN, NY – Franchot Park will be the site of the area's 24th Annual National Children's Day celebration on Sunday at 1 p.m.  As part of the living memorial to all children, living or deceased, a prominent part of the celebration will be to plant flowers in the Children's Memorial Flower Garden.

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OLEAN, NY – Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy will host the 2019 Funda Nos in Pace Dinner on May 18 at 6 p.m. in the school at 208 N. 24th St. The dinner will celebrate the contributions of Elizabeth “Beth” Powers and Christopher Powers, both of whom have given countless ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Brewganda, a spring fundraiser designed to support all programs of Embrace It Africa, was hosted and sponsored by Four Mile Brewing on April 16. Embrace It Africa was founded over 10 years ago by students (now alumni) of St. Bonaventure University.  Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, an ...

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OLEAN, NY– Donning aprons that showcased their love for the organization they help to support, the Friends of the Olean Public Library offered alcohol, food and souvenir drinking glasses during Friday's Booktoberfest at the library. “We began planning for this after we held a wine tasting event ...

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OLEAN, NY – Knowing his mother would reprise the first role she ever played at Olean Theatre Workshop – Aunt March in “Little Women” – Patrick Mulryan planned to return to his hometown the second weekend in February. This time, he would support Sandra Mulryan from the audience. The first time, ...

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OLEAN, NY – Because patients at Olean General Hospital cannot always celebrate Christmas at home, student volunteers from St. Bonaventure University and residents of the Pines Healthcare & Rehab Center have been working together since September to bring a bit of holiday spirit to them. On ...

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OLEAN, NY -- This year’s local observance of the Worldwide Candle Lighting, in memory of all children who have left  the world too soon, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Olean First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 133 S. Union St. Parents, grandparents, siblings, families and friends who ...

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OLEAN, NY – Frank Skrobacz, a staffer at Keystone Tool & Die in Westons Mills, has been named Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. Skrobacz received his award Monday at the chamber’s volunteer reception at the Bartlett Country Club during Greater Olean Area Chamber ...

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