What’s new for Summer 2021 in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Region

Chautauqua County is preparing for a great summer season. Many attraction sand experiences are reopening and are creating new and exciting ways for you to enjoy Chautauqua this summer. Lake Erie Wine Country is hosting a new event— “Red, White, & BBQ”. Lake Erie Wine Country is home to 23 wineries through Chautauqua County and Pennyslvania. This summer they are introducing a new event featuring patriotic pairings and summer favorites to help you impress your guests at your upcoming Fourth of July gathering. Wineries will offer a selection of seasonal fruits and… Read More

SBA to open Shuttered Venue Operator Grants for applications

Help is here with $16.2 billion for venues, theatres, and more WASHINGTON– The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal tomorrow, April 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Concerts, plays, dance… Read More

Council, Police approve three year agreement

JAMESTOWN– March 29, the Jamestown City Council approved an agreement with The Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association for the years from 2018 through 2020. The union approved the contract last week. The new contract includes retroactive 2% raises for police officers for all 3 years, as well as an increased contribution to the City’s health insurance plan by union members starting in 2021. Mayor Eddie Sundquist released the following statement on the deal, “After years without an agreed upon contract, I am ecstatic that we were able to work out an agreement… Read More

City of Jamestown to hold drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza at Allen Park

JAMESTOWN– The City of Jamestown is excited to announce a COVID safe Easter Egg celebration at Allen Park this Saturday, April 2, 2021, starting at 10 AM until candy runs out. The event will include appearances from the Easter Bunny and Tarp Skunk’s mascot, Whiffy. Volunteers will be masked and gloved and will hand out candy to families in their cars. The Parks Departments asks that participants enter through Allendale Ave., Fairdale Ave, and Springdale Ave. off Martin Road. Traffic will be let out either through W. Virginia Blvd or Hughes St…. Read More

FREE NFIB Webinar | Small Business Tax Essentials: Tax Security and Filings During Covid-19 – Do’s and Don’ts

With special guest: Veronica Tubman, Stakeholder Liaison, IRS Wednesday March 21, 2021 Highlights for week’s webinar: • Small Business Tax Essentials: Hear from the IRS on estimated taxes, self-employment tax, withholding tools for employers, tax security awareness, and more. • Interacting with IRS: Hear about examination and collection processes. • PPP updates: Updated loan application forms and deadline for filing. • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG): New information about SBA’s application portal, which will open on Thursday, April 8, 2021. • Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Three steps businesses need to take now to… Read More

April Events at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK– Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek, is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 12-8 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Friday 12-5 pm, and Saturday 10 am-2 pm. The library is closed Wednesday and Sunday. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, computer use is limited and appointments must be made to reserve a time. There is a limit of one hour per day per patron. Please call the library at 934-3468 to reserve a time. Fax and copy service is available anytime the library is… Read More

Free Rabies Immunization Clinic

Audubon Director’s Next Virtual Home Garden Program Tuesday, March 23

Jamestown, N.Y. – Are you looking for something to keep your mind, body, and soul fulfilled in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, start ing a home garden is just the thing for you. On Tuesday, March 23, 7-8 p.m., you can join Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Executive Director Leigh Rovegno for the virtual program When, How, and What Seeds to Start Indoors. This is the second of the seven-part Starting a Successful Home Garden Series that is designed to provide the basics on how to start seeds indoors… Read More

Tri-County Arts Council announces 2021 NYSCA Decentralization Program grant awards

The Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC) has announced the 2021 recipients of the Individual Artist, Community Arts and Arts Education grants, which are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. These grants have been administered by TCAC since 2000. Due to the pandemic restrictions, there will be no awards ceremony this year. Information on the various programs and projects with the grantees will be posted on the arts council’s website calendar as they become available…. Read More

Implications of fat phobia topic of UC, Irvine professor’s virtual talk

FREDONIA– An upcoming lecture hosted by the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Ethnic and Gender Studies program will focus on fat phobia as it specifically relates to Black women. The Zoom lecture will be led by University of California, Irvine Department of Sociology Associate Professor Sabrina Strings on Wednesday, March 17, at 3 p.m. Dr. Strings’ presentation, “Fat Phobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race and Weight Stigma,” is free and can be viewed by registering at the online link: https://fredonia-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-murzIvEtzjpF6MCa13quxn5W7jzF2l Strings is the author of “Fearing the Black Body: The Racial… Read More