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


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.

Accord Head Start Program

The ACCORD Head Start program in Allegany County is currently accepting applications for Children ages 6-weeks to 5 years old.

Classrooms are located in Wellsville, Friendship, Cuba, Belfast and Bolivar…home-based services are also available.  Call their ERSE Specialist to schedule an application appointment at (585)268-7605, extension 1525.

Genesis House Luminaria Sale

The Genesis House Homeless Shelter of Olean invites the public to take part in Luminaria Night, set for Thursday, December 20th.  Luminaria Kits are now available for sale, at $10 per kit.  You can purchase the Luminaries at the Genesis House, or you can call (716)373-3354 to place an order.  Make checks available to the Genesis House.

Bolivar UMC "Warm Yourself" Outreach Program

The Bolivar United Methodist Church holds a “Warm Yourself” Outreach Program on Saturdays from 11:30am-1:30pm…come in an get a free bowl of soup and a beverage, and free winter clothing-no questions asked.

Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Museum Winter Hours

The Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Museum in Richburg will be closed December 1-February 28, except for by appointment.  To make an appointment, call Melanie, at (585) 610-6235

Lafayette Township Fire Department's X-Mas Cookie House

The Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department holds its annual Christmas Cookie House on Saturday, December 16, starting at 9:00am, until all is gone.  purchase hand-made cookies and other treats for $7 per pound.  The Fire Hall is located on Route 59, across from the FCI-McKean Facility

CattCo Veteran's Services Agency Visit to Franklinville

A representative from the Cattaraugus County Veteran’s Services Agency will visit the Franklinville Town Clerk’s Office on Tuesday, December 18, from 1:30-4:00pm, to discuss Veteran’s-related issues.

Olean Public Library BoT Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Olean Public Library’s Board of Trustees will take place Wednesday, December 19, starting at 5:30pm at the library’s conference room.  The meeting is open to the public.

Richburg VFD Food and Merchandise Auction

The Richburg Firemen’s Christmas Food and Merchandise Auction takes place Saturday, December 22, at the Firemen’s Clubhouse on Griffin Street.  The doors open at 2:00, with the auction starting at 4:00.  Irish Mike is the auctioneer…the event benefits the Fire Department.

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