City of Olean Youth and Recreation After School Program

The City of Olean’s Youth Bureau and Recreation Department’s Fall/Winter After School Program will start up Tuesday, September 4, at the St. John’s Youth Center, 921 North Union Street.  The program will run Monday-Friday, from 3:30-5:30pm.

The program will provide healthy snacks, activities that include basketball, ping-pong, air hockey, board games arts and crafts, and more.  Homework help will also be provided, along with special holiday parties and events.

For more information, call 376-5698


Olean YMCA Volleyball and Youth Basketball Sign-Ups

Sign up now for the Olean Family YMCA’s Adult Volleyball League, starting up in September, and the Youth Basketball Program, starting October 20.  The Volleyball League is for players ages 16+…the youth basketball program is for kids ages 4-13.

For more information, or to register, contact Kyle Swanson, at (716)373-2400, ext. 105

William O. Smith Recreation Center Ice Skating Schedule

The Olean Youth Bureau and Recreation Department’s Ice Skating Schedule at the William O. Smith Recreation Center is now in effect.

The public skating hours are Monday-Friday, from 11:30-2pm…Fridays from 6-8pm…Saturdays from 1:30-3:00pm AND 6-8pm, and Sunday’s 1:30-3:00pm AND 6-8pm

For the complete schedule and activities, call (716)373 RINK.

Eastern Star Meeting-Bolivar

Star of the East, Chapter 109, Order of the Eastern Star will meet on Tuesday, September 25, starting at 7:00 at the Bolivar Masonic Hall.  Past Matrons and Patrons will be honored.  Donations to the Bolivar Food Pantry and Bath VA are appreciated.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department Hunters Education Class

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department is offering a Hunter Safety education class for the gun portion only on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, from 4:40-9:30pm both nights.  The classes will be held at Camp Allegany, in Allegany State Park.  A map is available for download on the registration page.

There is no charge for the class, and participants must attend both days to get certification.  Class size is limited to 35 people.  Pre-registration is required…register at:  For more information, call either the Sheriff’s Office, or the New York State DEC at (716)372-0645,

Cattaraugus County Health Department Flu Shot Vaccination Clinics

The Cattaraugus County Health Department  has scheduled a series of Flu Shot Clinics at the following locations and times:

Thursday, September 27   Limestone Community Center  1-4pm

Wednesday, October 3   JCC Olean Campus-Magnano Reception Room   11-4pm

Tuesday, October 9   Allegany Senior Center   9-1pm

Wednesday, October 10   Franklinville Fire Department   2-6pm

Thursday, October 11   Cattaraugus Area Ambulance Building   2-6pm

Tuesday, October 16   Randolph Municipal Building   2-6pm

Wednesday, October 17   CattCo Health Department-Salamanca   2-6pm

Thursday, October 18   Olean-John J. Ash Community Center   9-1pm

Tuesday, October 23   Little Valley American Legion   2-6pm

Wednesday, October 24   St. Bonaventure University’s Shay Loughlin Hall  11-5pm

Thursday, October 25   Ellicottville-St. Paul’s Church   2-6pm

Monday, October 29   South Dayton Free Methodist Church   10-2pm

  • the vaccine costs 25 dollars cash…the following insurance plans are accepted:  Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, Independent Health, and YourCare.

Bradford YMCA Corporate Challenge

Registrations are being taken for the Bradford YMCA’s Corporate Challenge 5k run and 2-mile walk.  The event takes place Thursday, September 27, starting and ending at the Callahan Park Small Pavillion, from 5-8pm.  $20 per person registration fee gets you a promo item, refreshments and live entertainment.  Contact the Bradford YMCA for more information, and to register.

Falling Leaves Festival-Salamanca

The 41st Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, with many events in and around Jefferson Park.  For a list of events and times, contact the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce

DEC Hunter Education and Safety Course-Limestone

Register now for the DEC Hunter Education and Safety Course being offered at the Limestone Sportsmen and Conservation Club on Saturday, September 29, from 8:30am-5:30pm.

To register, go to the DEC Website:

SPCA of Cattaraugus County Fundraiser-Limestone

A benefit Craft/Vendor event will take place Saturday, September 29, from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Limestone VFD Community Center, 616 Main Street.

Over 30 vendors and crafters will be set up, along with over 100 items in a Chinese Auction, and other fundraisers.  There’s also kids events, and some adoptable animals from the SPCA will be there.  A donation box for supplies will also be set up.

The event is being organized by J&J Animal Products and Foxy’s Pet Foods and Supplies…proceeds benefit the SPCA of Cattaraugus County.

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