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News from Emergency Services posted on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:40pm

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Join the Gowanda Emergency Notification System Now!

The Village of Gowanda is now participating in the Code Red notification system.  This emergency notification system will allow officials to alert residents and first responders of urgent concerns such as impending flooding or severe weather.  In order to be added to the database for notification, you must sign up online at the link below. 

NYS DEC Burn Ban in effect March 16 to May 14

News from Emergency Services posted on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:53pm
Burn Ban in Effect

Burn Ban in Effect

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Annual Burning Ban

March 16, through May 14, 2014

During this time period, no open burning shall be allowed.  Opening burning may be allowed between May 15, and March 15, provided requirements are met and no further bans are in place through local or State regulation.

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DEA Plans 6TH National Prescription Drug Drop-off

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:45pm

Community Comes Together to Support Campaign to Keep Kids and

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Nearly 3 dozen sites throughout Western New York will host a medication drop-off day on April 26h, 2013  from 10am to 2pm. It’s the largest single day drop-off in Western New York. The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading the effort as part of a national campaign with the support of local police agencies, Kids Escaping Drugs, UB and D’Youville Schools of Pharmacy, Erie County DEP, IHA, Covanta , Catholic Health System, Kalieda Health System and West Herr Automotive Group. 

Local Volunteers Nominated for NYS Senior Citizens Award

News from Aging posted on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:40pm
Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has nominated two volunteers, Mary Martello and Betty Jean Greene, for the 2014 New York State Senior Citizen’s Award entitled, “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 for this prestigious award.

Special Events in April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

News from Social Services posted on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:42pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services will recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with special events to draw attention to this important issue. On Friday, April 4 county workers will draw attention to the cause by wearing something blue to work.  Also, those driving by the county's Olean office building in April will see numerous blue pinwheels on the lawn as Cattaraugus County will participate in the New York State Office of Child and Family Service's “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign.

Civil War Event Series Lineup Announced!

News from Museum posted on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:09am

The popular Civil War Event Series will return this summer to the Cattaraugus County Museum!  As we mark the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we are proud to announce an exciting schedule of events.  Beginning on June 12, there will be evening programming every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June through August; all programs at 7:00pm.

The full schedule is:

Death at the Dinner Table

News from Aging posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:40pm

A bold new dining trend is being unleashed in communities all across the U.S. “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” (LHD) launched in August 2013, and since that time health care professionals have been chomping at the bit to host their own macabre meals. Here in Cattaraugus County, the first such event is about to take place.

Sheriff's Office Offers Hunter's Education Class in Ellicottville

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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 14, 2014 and Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.  The class will be held at the Ellicottville Fire Department.

There is no charge for the class.  Participants must attend both days of instruction to receive a certificate.  It is preferable that participants be at least 12 years of age.  If a parent wants an 11-year-old to take the class, the parent must attend and sit with the child on both days.

Elected Officials Participate in Community Champions Day

News from Aging posted on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00pm
Carol, a volunteer and Legislator Paula Stockman at the South Dayton SWAN site

Carol, a volunteer and Legislator Paula Stockman at the South Dayton SWAN site

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, announced today that as part of the 2014 March for Meals campaign, the department’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program hosted Community Champions Day on Wednesday, March 19, at the nutrition sites located throughout Cattaraugus County. Formerly known as Mayors for Meals Day, Community Champions Day is a day when elected officials deliver Meals on Wheels along with the volunteers.

This year the following officials participated:

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Emotional Health and Physical Wellness at the Olean YMCA

News from Community Services posted on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:39pm

Join us for the 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk for physically and emotionally healthy kids to support the Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The race starts at 9 AM at the Olean YMCA on Saturday April 26, 2014. Join us for tons of activities and free giveaways following the race for Healthy Kids Day!!!

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