Up Close & Personal

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“Blou Christmas”: Benefit for Almost Home Animal Sanctuary From now until Christmas members of the community have the opportunity to take part in a “Blou Christmas.” In honor of Blou, who died last year, Tyb, SHHH Toys and A Touch of Ellicottville are sponsoring this benefit for the Almost Home Animal Sanctuary in Little Valley. […]

Santa’s Sheriffs Program Evolves

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Local Organization Contributes Sixth Year, Roster of Beneficiaries Steadily Increasing He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He already knows who’s naughty or nice because for the seventh consecutive year here in Cattaraugus County, Santa is working with the Sheriff. That’s right, you read correctly, Santa’s Sheriffs, a program originally developed by the Cattaraugus […]

Community Action’s Santa’s Carnival

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Anti-Poverty Organization Helps to Provide the those Less Fortunate During Holiday Season With Christmas being so expensive could you or someone you know use a little pocket break while still giving your kids a good time? Then come on down to the 4th Annual Community Action’s Santa’s Carnival Thursday, December 9 from 3 p.m. to […]

Publisher’s Word

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A Dash of Seasonings…. With last Thursday’s annual food fest finally behind us (no pun intended, but extra gym time will be required), we can now turn our attention to what comes next. I like to call this “Ohmygoshonlyfourweekstogo” coming month the season. Time for all of us to take a gander at our checking […]

Letter to the Publisher

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Response to Doug Arrowsmith, ‘Truth or Consequences’ Doug, I’ve read a few of your columns lately and have noticed your consistency to demonize anything conservative and exalt any ultra liberal ideology as correct. It’s obvious you are an intelligent talented writer but you lose credibility by vehemently attacking anyone conservative on the political forefront. You […]

Opinion: Truth Or Consequences

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Don’t ask, don’t tell. What is it and why does anyone still care? Well, for those of you who have been lulled into a Wikileaks induced coma of gossip and over the top innuendo, Don’t Ask don’t tell is the antiquated, Clinton era solution for dealing with the possibility that the […]

Inside Business Track

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Joanne Hoag’s Creative Country Expressions Everyone who lives here knows the beauty of the hills throughout our Cattaraugus County. They roll ever so softly, surrounding our small communities. They grow bright and colorful with every new fall season. They really are something to smile about. However, on one such hill in the surroundings of Salamanca, […]