Community Foundation Grants $100,000 to Area Organizations

During the first round of community service grants for 2015, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Fund for the Region awarded $100,000 to 14 local organizations. Representatives from some of the organizations attended a grants reception on February 20. Representatives from the Chautauqua County Humane Society, Marshal Martz Astronomical Association, Town of North Harmony, CODE, Jamestown […]

An Eye for the Future

An entrepreneur with a caring and compassionate spirit, Dr. Terry Schultz built his optometry practice on providing the best in patient care. During his career at Spectrum Eyecare, Dr. Schultz encouraged the staff to continue their education and enhance their skills through training programs. He was singularly responsible for the recent renovations to the office […]

O’Brien’s Memory to Support Local History

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation A permanent fund to memorialize the late James C. O’Brien of Westfield will help historical societies pay for educational exhibits and programs about local history. The fund is being established with donations in O’Brien’s honor and is administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. O’Brien was president of the […]

Sanvidge to Speak at Meeting of the Minds

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will host a Meeting of the Minds reception, Wednesday, July 16, at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Kevin Sanvidge, Chief Executive Officer of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency and Director of the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, is the […]

Bemus Point 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Scheduled for July 19

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation For the second year in a row, organizers of the Bemus Point 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament have partnered with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to raise awareness of the Fund for the Region, which addresses emerging needs in the community. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at […]

Red Cross Awarded $10,000 for Disaster Relief

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation During a rain filled spring that left many throughout the Chautauqua region underwater, the American Red Cross of Southwestern New York responded by providing residents shelter and flood clean up kits. To assist with future flooding and other disasters in the community, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded […]

Community Foundation Golf Tournament Set for May 19

Article Contributed by Community Foundation After a long, hard winter filled with shoveling snow, defrosting windshields and cranking the thermostat, many Western New Yorkers are looking forward to spring and spending long afternoons on the golf course enjoying the sunshine. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is welcoming spring with its 17th annual Golf Tournament on […]

Local Comedian and Philanthropist to Speak at Edgewood

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Irish eyes will be smiling, and laughing, as Douglas Manly of Fredonia takes the stage during the next installment of “Edgewood Community Presents…” Originally from Rochester, NY, Manly served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. After returning to the States, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree […]

Hero Season Now Open

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation   The start of a new year means the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Axel W. Carlson “Unsung Hero” Award. Since 1986, the Community Foundation has honored an individual, or group, whose gift of time, effort and dedication has consistently and unselfishly been […]