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Giving Back

September 14, 2021

PORTVILLE, NY — All are invited to participate in a Colt 45 fundraiser taking shape for Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., next to Wilson's Farm Stand, 55 S. Main St. The recipient of the monies raised will be Colt Matz, a 10-year-old undergoing treatment in for leukemia John R. Oishei Children's ...

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OLEAN, NY — The second annual Allegheny River Running Fest is set for Saturday and will start and end at War Veterans Park, 551 E. State St. This year’s ARRF includes a half-marathon that begins at 9 a.m., a 10K that begins at 9:30 a.m. and a Kids Dash that begins at 12:34 p.m. Because the fest ...

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ALLEGANY — Sen. George Borrello presented Canticle Farm President Sister Melissa Scholl with a Senate Proclamation recognizing the 20th anniversary of the community-sponsored vegetable farm in Allegany. “As ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I have visited farms and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Donations for Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center’s “Girl’s Night In” event are being accepted until Sept. 30. The OGH and BRMC Foundation asks for new items to fuel an auction at the event, which is being held via livestream on Oct. 7. The foundation ...

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OLEAN, NY — Employees of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center partnered to donate 450 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary school students in the Olean, Friendship, Hinsdale, Salamanca and Yorkshire-Pioneer Central school districts as well as in the ...

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The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program has an immediate need for volunteers to make Meals on Wheels ​​deliveries, especially in the Olean, Salamanca and Cattaraugus-Little Valley areas.  Drivers deliver the meals before noon Mondays through ...

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Picture yourself relaxing after a crazy week with a good book and a glass of great wine? The Friends of the Library can help make that vision a reality when they bring back "Read Between the Wines," an evening of wine tasting and more, after a year off, on Sept. 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the ...

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OLEAN, NY — Representatives of Connecting Communities in Action and of Life Recovery are hosting an International Overdose Awareness Day through 8:30 tonight in Lincoln Park, South Union at East State streets. The lawn near the park pavilion is dotted with signs holding pictures of persons who ...

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ALBANY, NY – Della Moore, the founder and director of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean, has been selected as the 57th Senate District’s 2021 “Woman of Distinction.” Sen. George Borrello said that he selected Moore in recognition of her efforts to preserve the history ...

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OLEAN, NY — When the winners of this year's Taste of Olean Hospitality Awards — the late Doris Mae Williams, Louis Frungillo, Jr. and Paul Green — are recognized Sunday at 2 p.m. during the 71st Annual Art in the Park and 30th Annual Taste of Olean in War Veterans Park, they will be in good ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Warming House, the student-run soup kitchen in Olean, will resume indoor meal service on Tuesday. Run by St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern, the Warming House had been providing only takeout service since the COVID-19 pandemic began last ...

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Five P.R.I.D.E. Weekend events are scheduled to take place in the Greater Olean area this coming weekend.  The Olean Regional Justice Coalition has organized the first event, Friday's 6-to-8 p.m. Take Pride Protest, which will be in Lincoln Park, East State Street between South Union and South ...

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OLEAN, NY — The African American Center for Cultural Development will celebrate Juneteenth a full week later than its June 19th date with a fundraiser on the grounds of Bethany Lutheran Church, 6 Leo Moss Drive. The fundraiser will be drive-thru meals, served from noon-3 p.m. on June 26. Meals ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Sports and Social Group and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce seek volunteers to staff what they intend to be their first of many TACO the TOWN CRAWL events. The June 5 event is designed to raise funds for not one but two service dogs through the WNY Heroes Inc. / ...

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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 ...

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OLEAN, NY — Olean General Hospital recently received $10,000 for the purchase of eight Staxi wheelchairs. In a press release, the Staxi wheelchairs were described as "easier to clean" than typical wheelchairs and as having "an anti-tip design and a never-fail break that make transporting a much ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted area businesses, schools, concert schedules and social activities as well as countless outdoor events, but it has not stopped the compassionate work being done every day by dedicated Greater Olean area residents and St. Bonaventure ...

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The Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC-FFW) is accepting applications for individual grants, through March 15, to provide financial assistance and open doors for women in communities in all three counties. Grants will be awarded based on demonstration of need and explanation of ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city police department received a $5,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support public safety and community outreach programs. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, “The Olean Police Department has proudly partnered with the Walmart Foundation, which has ...

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Perhaps there really is a Santa Claus.  That's what children in the pediatrics and emergency departments of Olean General Hospital might believe considering the games and toys received from the Cattaraugus County Town Highway Superintendents Association. This is the fourth year the group has ...

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OLEAN, NY — Like the Thanksgiving that just passed and the Christmas coming up, the 2020 Worldwide Candle Lighting Event, conducted on the second Sunday of December across the globe to memorialize children who have left the Earth too soon, is going to be different. It is going to be virtual, ...

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The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports various causes in Cattaraugus County, will launch its annual 24-hour event, Cattaraugus Gives, Tuesday. Kirk Windus, the communications and fund development manager for the CRCF and the primary organizer for ...

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OLEAN, NY — Entries that could warm even the Grinch's cold heart are being served at local cafés, bars and restaurants Wednesday through Dec. 6. The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holidays in a Glass Contest is a friendly competition designed to encourage Olean area residents and ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is selling Family Four Packs for the holidays. Each pack includes four sets of holiday bulb necklaces and four holiday squirrel mask gaiters.To receive a pack, patrons should bring a donation of a toy valued at $10 or more to the Chamber ...

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OLEAN NY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Bethany Lutheran Church will host this year's Olean Community Thanksgiving Dinner, and organizers specify that the dining will not take place in either of the churches. Instead, takeout and home delivery options are available. Home deliveries will be ...

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OLEAN, NY — Members of Olean American Legion Post 530 conducted their first public event since the start of the pandemic, a Veterans Day ceremony under the shelter at Lincoln Park on Wednesday morning. The ceremony's 11 a.m. start time marked the time of the armistice that ended World War ...

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OLEAN, NY — Drive-thrus, drive-ups and drive-ins have become common at brick-and-mortar businesses during the pandemic. On Oct. 3, a dozen volunteers from the Chenunda Creek Fellowship Church in Andover hauled a brick wood-fired pizza oven to the parking lot of Bethany Lutheran Church and helped ...

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OLEAN, NY — The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olean Center Mall, 400 N. Union St. Donors must schedule appointments in advance through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS. As of Friday, two ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Village Green Pub, 311 N. Union St., will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, from 5 to 9 p.m., in support of Joey Tyra and his family. The child has had epilepsy for years and recently was hospitalized. Because his condition has become worse, the Tyra family has had ...

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OLEAN, NY — A silent crowd waited under a pavilion in Lincoln Park, spilling out into the sun-soaked grass beyond the reach of the shade cast by wood rafters and roof above. Organized in small, spaced-out clusters, they faced a row of seven speakers and a microphone on a stand. “If we want to ...

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