Falconer, NY

NYSTA Announces Temporary Closure of Exit 59 Entrance Ramp

The New York State Thruway Authority says the entrance ramp to I-90 at Exit 59 in Dunkirk will be closed from 11:00 PM Thursday to 5:00 AM Friday. According to the NYSTA, the closing is due to scheduled bridge maintenance. Traffic exiting the Thruway will not be affected.
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Missing Jamestown Woman Found Safe

JAMESTOWN – The search for a missing woman in Jamestown ended Tuesday after she was found safe. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was searching for Alyssa Loveland who was last seen on Monday, December 6 at around 5:30 p.m. near UPMC Chautauqua Hospital. Her family reported her missing around 1:30...
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To Join This Community of People Who Speak to the Dead, Prepare to Be Tested

From the outside, this small, rural community in upstate New York looks like many others in the state. Victorian cottages cozy up to one another in various shades of green, white, and yellow. Large red oaks dot sidewalks, stretching their long limbs into a vibrant canopy. But look a bit closer and you’ll start to see the “Medium Open” signs or stumble upon the Healing Temple or the community’s pet cemetery. Welcome to Lily Dale, America’s oldest Spiritualist community.
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Mistrial declared in weapons possession case

MAYVILLE — A mistrial was declared last week in Chautauqua County Court for two Buffalo men facing weapons possession charges. No new trial date for Mikial Moore and Torrie Jones, being tried as co-defendants, has been set, a court clerk said. Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley declared the mistrial Nov. 30, on the fifth day of proceedings.

Federal Lawsuit Complains of ‘Unsafe’ Infrastructure and Facilities ‘Overflowing with Urine and Feces’ at EDM Event Likened to Infamous Fyre Festival

Attendees of a popular annual electronic dance music festival are suing the organizers over allegedly “unsafe” infrastructure and fraud that was liked to the infamous Fyre Festival. David Raus, Yessica Navarro, and Moya Ferenchak filed the class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on Monday against several...

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

Westfield Century City is home to a lot of great Chinese chains, but Hai Di Lao might just be our favorite. This hot pot spot is a little pricier than others, but they make up for it with more than half a dozen soup base options (try the spicy pork broth), and higher-end meat options including Miyazaki A5 wagyu beef, a DIY sauce station, and free desserts. Even if you’re not splurging for A5 wagyu, you can’t go wrong with the prime rib eye and roe-filled lobster balls. And if it’s your first time, the $4 charge for the “dancing noodle” may be worth the show with the staff hand-pulling the noodles to order by dancing in front of you. Plus, the bouncy noodles are great for slurping up whatever remains of your broth that’s been pulling in the flavors from your meat and vegetables throughout the meal. Or you can wait and just hope that your table neighbors order one instead.

Patsy Nichols wins $10,000 in Zonta raffle

Patsy Nichols has bought at least two – sometimes three – tickets for the car/cash raffle held annually by the Zonta Club of the Corry Area. This year marked the 31st drawing; and at $100 a ticket, Nichols, who is retired as Corry’s magisterial district judge, has shelled out at least $6,200 for tickets over the years.
Warren Times Observer

Local students judged on delicious creations

Winnie the Pooh was the boss on Friday. Groups of students in Warren Area High School Family Consumer Science Teacher Lewann Alexander’s classes competed in a Cake Boss event. The four-week unit on cakes and cake decoration culminated with the battle. “It takes them about a week to put them...

Local ice cream parlor nationally recognized

FINDLEY LAKE, N.Y. — I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. The North American Ice Cream Association recently bestowed a nationally recognized honor on an area ice cream shop for one of it’s original flavors. Krasa’s Kove, 2542 Route 426, Findley Lake, New York, earned a third...
Salamanca Press

Holiday Valley opens for season; christens new Yodeler chairlift

ELLICOTTVILLE — Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville opened for skiing and snowboarding Friday and celebrated the opening of a new chairlift. The new $4.1 million Yodeler Express Quad, a state-of-the-art detachable chairlift, was christened and made its maiden climb to the top of the slope just before 9 a.m. Members...

Jamestown’s Taco Hut Will Temporarily Reopen For Saturday’s Holiday Parade

JAMESTOWN – A culinary staple in the Jamestown community that closed late last year will reopen temporarily for the Jamestown Holiday Parade on Saturday. Taco Hut, located at the corner of Third and Spring Streets, will open around 5 p.m., according to parade coordinator Patrick Smeraldo who announced the news on WNY News Now’s daily show on Friday.

Meet Mickey! Our Pet of the Week

JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNY News Now is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. To learn more about our featured pet, watch the video above or contact the Chautauqua County...

Holiday Valley now open for the season

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. — It's not officially the winter season, but skiing and snowboarding season is here. Holiday Valley announced they are officially open for the season Friday. Two lifts will be open, the Yodeler and the Tannenbaum, and about five trails. The Yodeler Express chairlift is new this year and...

Gym saved

A project to repair the roof of the gymnasium at the former St. Thomas School in Corry is complete. When local businessmen Brad Allen and Josh Dyne learned in the spring that the gym would have to be torn down because of a compromised roof, they pooled resources, got the church Diocese's blessing, and moved ahead with repairs. Now community groups like Corry Kids Wrestling can return to the gym and have the much needed space for practices.

Cue the Cute: Voting open one more week in Journal Pet Contest

The pet pictures have been submitted, the cups are out and voting has begun. The Corry Journal’s Cutest Pet Contest is back with 20 adorable pets strutting their stuff to raise money for a good cause. And earn the barking, that is, bragging rights. This year’s contest features 17 dogs,...

Jamestown Holiday Artisan Bazaar Starts This Saturday

The bazaar will take place 11am to 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th. There will be activities and vendors outdoors at the Wintergarden on North Main Street, indoors at the former U.S. News Building on West Third Street, and indoors at the Dykeman Building on East Second Street. There...

Better with Age: E-Ville Spirits & Wines

When Shannon Carscallen first opened the doors of E-ville Spirits & Wines (10 Monroe St) in 2001, she and her shop quickly became a neighborhood go to source for fine wines and spirits. The rustic yet refined wooden interior was and is filled to the brim with old standby brands and trendy new varieties to suit every occasion, palate, and budget. Carscallen and the knowledgeable E-Ville Spirits staff are always ready to offer a suggestion or a sample to guide customers toward the perfect complement to a celebration, dinner, or quiet night at home. Some of the more devoted local shoppers simply call the store “Shannon’s Shop” because of how strongly they associate Carscallen with the quality imbibements found down the street.