Forestville, NY

Flames Heavily Damage Vacant House in Forestville

Firefighters from several area departments spent over three hours battling a blaze that significantly damaged a vacant house in Forestville on Saturday. Forestville Fire responded to the 2 1/2-story building at 11024 Bennett State Road just after 8:30 AM and were later assisted by crews from Silver Creek, Sunset Bay, Hanover Center, Irving, Sheridan, Cassadaga, South Dayton, Perrysburg and the Seneca Nation. According to Forestville Fire, crews made an aggressive attack on the flames, but then a defensive attack ensued after fire conditions were too bad for them to continue. After an extended time battling the blaze from outside the house, firefighters went back inside to get the hot spots. There were no injuries reported in the blaze, which is now under investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office Fire Investigation Team. County Emergency Services and NYSEG were also on scene.
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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office investigating Hanover fire

HANOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) — According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office, deputies, Forestville Fire and mutual aid responded to a residential fire on Bennett State Road around 8:30 Saturday morning. The residence was vacant at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Forestville Fire later requested the Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Team, as […]
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Festival Italia Taking Place Today in Fredonia

The Village of Fredonia's annual celebration of Italian heritage is going on today. Festival Italia gets underway at 11:00 AM and will continue until 11:00 PM. Due to the overwhelming attendance and feedback at last year's festival, this year's edition will be held at the Fredonia Beaver Club for the second year in a row. Festival Co-Chairman Larry Fiorella says the festival will begin with children's activities and dancing from the Collage Performing Arts Center...

JCC Announces Adjusted COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for 2022-2023

Jamestown Community College, in accordance with the State University of New York, will continue to require incoming and returning students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to register for on-campus classes for the fall 2022 semester. A booster is strongly encouraged but not required. Students taking online coursework only, who have no plans to participate in any on-campus activities or interactions, are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Meet Snowball! 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...

Large Boa Constrictor Found on Lawn of New York State Family

Snakes are out all across New York state this time of year. They're a part of nature. But while some other recent snake sightings are species commonly found in New York and surrounding states, this particular case wasn't. This was no native species, as it's probably another case of someone with an exotic pet that either got loose or simply got too big to take care of. A family in New York state was in for the shock of their lives recently when it showed up on their property.

Meet Marshal! 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, contact the Chautauqua County Humane Society at...

Sunday Sesh at Five & 20

Join us for a relaxed Sunday afternoon at our winery/distillery/brewery in Westfield, NY! Grab a beer, a new summer cocktail, or a glass of wine to enjoy with food by Alexander's Pop-up! Please note that we do not accept reservations. All service & seating is first come, first served. Our max group size is 10, and our seating and service best accommodates groups of 6 or fewer Please no outside alcohol or food.

June 18 - Tallchief Territory - Home of Native Pride

(THIS STORY IS SPONSORED BY TALLCHIEF TERRITORY - HOME OF NATIVE PRIDE) The Native Pride Travel Plaza is located at 11359 Southwestern Boulevard in Irving just off the 90. With the price of gas rising, it's the perfect place to stop to fill up and save some money. Remember this summer, they are going to be having some wonderful giveaways which include a kayak, camping gear, gas tank fill ups and much more. Also on Fridays this summer, everyone is encouraged to stop by and take part in The Marketplace at Native Pride from 10am to 4pm. It features Native artists, crafts, jewelry, food and more. For more information, give them a call at (716) 934-5130.You can also visit their website at

The Best Breakfast at Three Girls Café

A shot of the front of Three Girls Café in Boston, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. There is a poetic comfort in breakfast joints that speaks to the heart of diners everywhere and keeps them coming back. The iconic breakfast diner every town has and loves immensely. Three Girls Café is the breakfast joint of Boston, New York and always serves up everything with a smile.

Waggin’ Tails Boarding Celebrates Opening

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Chamber) – Members of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Waggin Tails Boarding LLC. This business provides boarding and daycare for dogs. They are located at 4346 3rd Ave SE in Jamestown. For more information call Devony Wegenast at 701-269-4843.

Pick Your Own Unique Bouquet on One of Kind NY Flower Farm

There's a two-acre field of flowers on a unique rural u-pick flower farm you'll want to visit this summer. The Flower Stand is a country getaway in the village of Springville, 30 minutes south of Buffalo, New York, where you’ll find row after row of gorgeous and affordable flowers in the prettiest setting you could imagine.

Brewery and Distillery Expands it’s Flagship

Steelbound Brewery and Distillery has big plans in the works for the future. The Steelbound group which currently hosts two locations, one in Ellicottville NY and one in Springville, NY is planning to expand to Dunkirk, NY (opening July 2022) with a site to open in the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center and to Hamburg, NY (opening 2023) with a site to open next to Peg’s Place Restaurant. They have also just recently closed a deal with Las Vegas, NV to place a franchise in one of their hotels (Best Western). They are hoping to create in-room pour systems for those over the age of 21. Steelbound also has on-going talks with Toronto and Brampton, Ontario, CA and out in Ohio. Their flagship in Ellicottville will remain the pulse, owner Bill Bursee is planning to build a large 10,000 square foot, two story conference center and 74 room-hotel next to the brewery. There will be a 70 foot long, 50-foot-wide Sky Bridge connecting the hotel to the brewery where other intriguing events are developing. Business is booming and the franchise is brewing.

Ribfest Returns with a Roar

Smokin' 45 performs Friday night at Ribfest 2022 in Celoron, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. After a two-year hiatus, beloved annual barbecue festival Ribfest has made a triumphant return to Celoron, New York for 2022. Featuring a number of award-winning barbecue stands from across the nation and an amazing local car show on Saturday, Ribfest was a veritable feast for the senses, all along the scenic lakeside of nearby Chautauqua Lake.