The Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has nominated two volunteers, Judi Blair and Jim White, for the 2015 New York State Senior Citizen’s Award. The theme for this year’s award is “Unleash the Power of Age.” This award is to recognize older New Yorkers who have demonstrated the power of making a difference through civic engagement. Each county has the opportunity to nominate two volunteers. The winners will be honored in Albany on May 5, 2015.
The Office of Emergency Services
has added an
EMT ORIGINAL/REFRESHER Course
to the Course Schedule
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Annual Burn Ban in Place
To May 15, 2015
During this time period, no open burning shall be allowed. Opening burning may be allowed between May 16, and March, provided requirements are met and no further bans are in place through local or State regulation.
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Have you been the victim of a scam? Or have you ever been contacted about something you knew was a scam? Unfortunately, the numbers of scams and frauds are growing exponentially. Even worse, scammers are getting smarter with their tactics. The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department are constantly comparing notes about the kinds of schemes reported in our rural communities.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hunters’ education class for the gun portion only on the following dates and time: Monday, April 13, 2015 and Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Hideaway Archery in Dayton, New York.
We are pleased to announced that the "Summer at the Stone House" event series will be returning to the Cattaraugus County Museum for the 2015 summer, with an all new lineup of speakers and musical performances. As in the past, the programs will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public. The schedule is:
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the Fourth Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
The NY Amish Trail is currently accepting new member applications for 2015.
In order to be eligible applicants must meet the Tourism Business Criteria. Which includes businesses that provide overnight accommodations (B&B, hotels, etc.), restaurants, entertainment, roadside stands & farmer markets, gift shops, and souvenir marketplaces or other venues targeting travels and local tourists?
Did you know that the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects may be able to help with legal services and/or can provide information about other attorney resources? The Department of the Aging has funding set aside to assist county seniors with priority concerns such as Social Security retirement benefits, family, and survivor benefits; railroad retirement benefits, and health care issues. Legal assistance can be provided for concerns such as eligibility, benefit amounts, and overpayments.