Free Respite Program-WNY Alzheimer's Care Partnership

The Christ United Methodist Church of Olean and the Western New York Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership are offering a Free Respite Program called “Caring Heart”.

Trained volunteers offer fun, supervised activities to keep your loved one purposefully occupied while you take a much needed break.  The program is available to caregivers on the second Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-2:30, at the Christ United Methodist Church, located at 633 Linwood Avenue.  This program is open to the entire community, but you must register.  For more information, and to register for the program, contact Leona Fisher at (716)373-9893.  The Western New York Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership is funded by a New York State Department of Health grant.

JCC Classic Golf Tournament

Registration and Sponsorships are now being taken for the 26th annual Jamestown Community College Classic Golf Tournament, set for Wednesday, May 23 at Bartlett Country Club in Olean.  Registration begins at 11am, with a shotgun start at noon.  For more information, contact JCC Assistant Athletics Director Angela Pucciarella, at, or Alumni Relations Director Heather Morris, at

CattCo Sheriff's Employees Scholarship Application

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Employees Benevolent Association is now taking applications for their 2018 Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.  The Scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning on entering the Criminal Justice or Police Science Field, and is limited to Law Enforcement only.

Any interested person should contact their local guidance office in their school for an application.  Applications need to be postmarked no later than May 31, 2018.

CattCo Veteran's Service Agency Announcement

Due to a temporary shortage in the office at the Cattaraugus County Veteran’s Service Agency, it is strongly advised Veterans seeking assistance should call for an appointment, at (716)701-3298.  While Walk-ins will not be turned away, they cannot guarantee timely service.  For Veterans that normally attend the Gowanda, Randolph, Franklinville or Little Valley satellite sites, please call ahead to ensure a representative from the office will be there.  This will be in effect until at least June 1, 2018.

2nd Annual Bruce Chandler Memorial Dice Run

The 2nd Annual Bruce Chandler Memorial Motorcycle Dice Run is set to take place Saturday, June 9, starting and ending at the Cuba VFW Post 2721 Banquet Hall.  Registration from 10:30-noon…begin the run when you are ready.  The event also includes a public Chicken BBQ (Pre-Sale Only), basket raffles(Baskets raffled off at 5:00pm), and music.  $20 per person to ride, with a Chicken BBQ included in the donation.

Tickets are now on sale for the public Chicken BBQ…tickets available at the Cuba VFW Post 2721, or from Brenda & Gary Nease.  Call (585) 968-3095…leave message if no answer.  $12 per dinner.  Chicken BBQ tickets must be purchased by May 30.

Proceeds will be donated to support the Veteran’s Administration’s PTSD and Suicide Prevention Programs.

Meals on Wheels Drivers-Olean

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging has an immediate need for drivers to deliver its Meals on Wheels meals in the Olean area.  The deliveries take place Monday thru Friday…volunteers deliver an average of a dozen meals one day a week, and it takes about an hour to complete the deliveries.  If you are interested, contact Ellen Herner at the Department of Aging…373-8032, or (800)462-2901.

Voter Registration-Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties

The Cattaraugus-Allegany League of Women Voters is sponsoring a high school voter registration drive called “First Vote” in all Allegany and Cattaraugus County high schools, starting May 16th, and ending June 6th.  Ask at your local high school guidance office, and watch for “First Vote” flyers in your high school.

The League of Women Voters is a non-profit and non-partisan organization-it neither supports nor opposes candidates for parties.

Chicken BBQ-Cuba VFW

Tickets are now available for a PRE-SALE ONLY Chicken BBQ to be held on Saturday, June 9, from noon-3:00pm at Cuba VFW Post #2721.  Tickets $12.00 each…Proceeds will benefit Veteran’s PTSD and Suicide Prevention programs.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 30.  Tickets are available at the VFW Main Bar, and by calling Brenda & Gary Nease at (585)968-3095…leave a message if there’s no answer.

A Basket Raffle will be set up in the VFW Banquet Hall during the Chicken BBQ, with proceeds also donated to PTSD programs.

Palmer Opera House Events-May 16-20

The Palmer Opera House of Cuba presents the following events from May 16-20:

May 16:  Yoga thru Yogini, from 6:00-7:30…suggested $10 donation

May 19:  The Palmer Event Center and Allegany County Arts & Music Road Rally:  Follow clues to discover Allegany County’s rich music and arts treasures…record the moments with your original selfies…Prizes and Awards at the end of the event.  $25 per person(limit 4 to a vehicle)…sign-in is from 1-2pm…road ralley from 2-5pm, with dinner and awards from 5-7, catered by Chiavettas.  Tickets are available at the Palmer Events Center and online at

May 20:  Mike Randall as “Mark Twain”  Buffalo TV Personality Mike Randall revives his portrayal of Mark Twain, telling stories of his boyhood and his travels, and delves into the politics of the day…tickets are $10 per person, and available at the Palmer Events Center, or online at

Freedom From Smoking Program-Coudersport

The Northcentral PA AHEC is holding a free Freedom From Smoking program, beginning Wednesday, May 16, at UPMC Cole in Couderport.  The meetings start at 6:00pm, and will cover 8 sessions over a seven-week period.  The program is free of charge thanks to a grant from the American Lung Association.  For more information, or to register for the classes, call (570)724-9145, or email:

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