Nominations for 2012 Disability Awareness Awards due September 10

Nominations are being accepted for The Resource Center’s 24th annual Disability Awareness Awards. DUNKIRK – Every year, people with disabilities in Chautauqua County make tremendous strides in their quest to lead productive, meaningful lives. And every day, they are supported in their efforts by a wide segment of the community that appreciates and values the […]

United Nations hears testimony of Western New York woman

NEW YORK – Employment is important to everyone. While most people are generally able to obtain work, the majority of people with disabilities who want to work are instead unemployed. A Western New York woman recently had the opportunity to share her employment experiences at a United Nations special session on the employment of people […]

Kwik Fill supports Laurel Run through sales of paper sneakers

JAMESTOWN – From July 2-29, area residents can show their support for people with disabilities by buying paper sneakers in conjunction with the 16th annual Laurel Run. For the 10th straight year, United Refining Company’s Kwik Fill and Red Apple Food Mart locations will be selling paper sneakers.  Customers who purchase a sneaker can write […]

Southwestern Central School Student Wins Laurel Run Logo Contest

JAMESTOWN – Adrianna Fish, a Southwestern Central School student, has won the contest to design the logo for the 2012 Laurel Run. The contest was open to high school students in the Chautauqua County area.  Entries were received from Chautauqua Lake, Forestville, Sherman, Silver Creek, and Southwestern.  Adrianna’s design received the most votes of 13 […]

Marlene Sirianno appointed to The Resource Center’s board of directors

JAMESTOWN – Local attorney Marlene Sirianno has been appointed to The Resource Center’s board of directors. Ms. Sirianno will complete the term of Beverly Swanson, who died February 24.  Mrs. Swanson had been reelected to a two-year term in June 2011. Ms. Sirianno is associate court attorney in the Chautauqua County Surrogate’s Court.  She lives […]

Street Jam Basketball Tournament Returning To Jamestown June 2-3

  The tradition of outdoor basketball will return for the 16th straight year when The Resource Center presents the Street JAM three-on-three tournament the weekend of June 2-3 on the streets of downtown Jamestown. Registration for the event has begun, and teams can enjoy a discounted registration fee of $100 if they register by April […]

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