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20 Apr 20180 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by clearing out their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This event is to raise awareness and help community members dispose of unused or expired prescriptions at locations all across the county, free, anonymous, no questions asked. Prescription medications may be brought to any of...

12 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Participants at the recent Recovery Luncheon at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) applauded those who achieved recovery milestones. MHA Associate Director Steven Cobb had certificates for 14 people for advancing phases in treatment court, four for graduating/completing treatment court, and four for gaining employment.   Cobb also announced plans for Treasured Gems Makeover Day hosted by REALiFE Church of Jamestown and Community Helping Hands on April 28. Women can sign up by Saturday, March 31, at the MHA. Cobb reminded participants that the Knitting for Wellbeing class at 10 a.m. on...

28 Mar 20180 Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has a new way to welcome Spring this year: all merchandise will be 10% off every Sunday in April – and Sundays are free admission days for the Nature Center building. The Blue Heron carries a wide range of items. Clothing includes t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets and caps. There are books and puzzles for all ages. Children will also love the puppets and animal toys, with felted animals a recent addition. Distinctive jewelry includes new hand-painted leather pins and earrings. Notecards and stationery, handcrafted walking sticks, drinking glasses and travel mugs, and locally-made soaps and jams and...

28 Mar 20180 The 2018 Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival (organized by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce), recently held in February in Mayville NY again featured a festival King and Queen. This year’s festival King and Queen were Mike and Jean Lobaugh, owners of My Blue Heaven Bed & Breakfast and Sweet Harmony Bed & Breakfast, both located on South Erie Street in the Village of Mayville. They invested in the area’s business community by renovating two properties and turning them into two beautifully decorated bed and breakfasts. They are chamber members who joined to make a difference in our community, and Jean...

28 Mar 20180 The 2018 Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival recently held Presidents Day Weekend in February in Mayville NY featured chainsaw artist and carver Vince Liuzzo of Sherwood Arts of Jamestown NY. This very talented chainsaw carver created a replica of the small lighthouse located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Mayville. Sherwood Arts raffled off this beautifully carved lighthouse to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. Many people purchased tickets for a chance to win this magnificent creation. Johanna and Rich Howard were the lucky winners and got to take the lighthouse home with them. As a result of this raffle, proceeds in the...

28 Mar 20180 Women from the Levant Wesleyan Church in Falconer recently began a small group called, “These Hands - Caring Through Crafting.” The group donated handmade handbags, wheelchair and walker bags, tactile activity mats, shawls, wall hangings, handmade cards, and woven necklaces to the residents at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. Several of the items were created using recycled fabrics, neckties, and other textured materials. Residents are able to enjoy the items throughout the facility, in activities, and more. During delivery, the group expressed their willingness to volunteer, desire to give back, and encouraged others to do...

28 Mar 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – At Audubon Exclusives Pizza Making Party, Brenda Schnick will teach you how to make thin crust Sicilian style pizza using many locally produced ingredients. The event will be in the new showroom demonstration area at Jamestown Kitchen and Bath, 1085 East 2nd Street on Sunday, April 15, 2-6 p.m. Audubon Exclusives are distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences offered by Audubon board members and dedicated supporters to help fund Audubon Community Nature Center. Schnick will teach party goers how to make their own one-hour pizza dough, use a pizza peel and stone, and discover the secret to getting a crispy crust....
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