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UPB will again have compact spring schedule

BRADFORD – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s spring semester will follow a compressed schedule that eliminates spring recess in order to encourage students to stay on campus for the entire term. The start of classes has been moved from Monday, Jan. 11, to Tuesday, Jan. 19. The ...

Conservation District to offer activities

The Warren County Conservation District is offering self-guided fun and educational experiences. “An Educational Invasive Species Walk will be set up at the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area,” according to a release from the conservation district. “Come learn about common ...

Check donated for dog park

Photo submitted to Times Observer Dr. Amy Gealy of Warren Veterinary Hospital (left) presents a check for $500 to Woofington Dog Park Board President Rebecca DelPrince, and Woofington Board Members Renee Tower, Christine Skinner, Kassie Damcott, and Ruby MacWithey. Dr. Gealy also serves on ...

Floyd Concept set to perform Friday

The Floyd Concept, a Pink Floyd tribute band from Buffalo, is deeply devoted to paying the ultimate tribute to one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Their incredible live show consists of a spectacular stage production that emulates and recreates the sight and sound of a classic Pink ...

UFWC Targets $680,00 In Campaign

Photo by Gary Lester United Fund of Warren County Executive Director Lacey Hanson, and Torchlight Campaign co-chairs Rick Seager and Ruth Barnes-Shaw carry the Torchlight Campaign thermometer sign out of storage. The sign will gauge progress of the campaign at its usual post at the Post ...

ANF Selling Personal Use Firewood Permits

The Allegheny National Forest is selling firewood permits. The 2021 Personal Use Firewood Permits are on sale. The cost starts at $20 for up to four cords and goes up $5 per cord up to $50 for ten cords. There are restrictions about which trees may be cut. "You may cut a standing tree if 25 ...

Audubon aligns with website

The Audubon Community Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop is now an affiliate of Bookshop.org. The website that benefits independent booksellers and nonprofits has thousands of titles available to ship direct from the warehouse. Audubon receives 10% of the sale of any book purchased while ...

Youth Symphony Fall rehearsals begin

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has started rehearsals again after a long spring and summer quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration can still be accepted for a short time and can be found on the CRYS website at CRYouthSymphony.com. An up-to-date live rehearsal and ...

Youngsville has upcoming bingo, community meals

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL BENEFIT Saturday, Oct. 17, the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, 166 Hessel Valley Road, Chandlers Valley, will be holding a spaghetti and meatball benefit dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. or until sold out. Cost is by donation. This will be drive-through/pick-up only. Volunteers ...

Lacy Park project ribbon-cutting set for Saturday

A public-private collaboration that has resulted in the transformation of a city park is set to be dedicated this Saturday. While the work at Lacy Park on the city’s east end has been completed, a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting event will formally open the park, highlighted by the sensory ...

12 properties sell at upset tax sale

A total of 12 of 54 properties that were part of Monday’s upset property tax sale now have new owners. The properties brought to the sale at the Warren County Courthouse Tax Claim Director Phil Gilbert said the sale went well. “(We) had under 60 (properties) which is what I was ...

Brokenstraw bridge reopens

A bridge in Brokenstraw Township that has been closed for much of September has reopened. PennDOT closed the bridge near the intersection of Route 27 and Murray Hill Road back on Sept. 8. The new bridge carries Route 27 over Browns Run in Brokenstraw Twp. “Work continues in the area ...

Mail Voting Steps for Nov. 3 Election Explained

HARRISBURG — State officials are reminding Pennsylvanians the steps to vote by mail and are asking voters planning on this option to apply now for their ballot. “Mail-in or absentee voting offers eligible voters a secure, convenient, accessible and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, an ...

Discover local fish set at Audubon

Fishing in Chautauqua Lake is a multimillion-dollar tourist attraction. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., those interested can learn more about the fish that live here and what they need to thrive. Taylor West, an avid multi-species fisherman and ...

Horse safety program will be held

SHEFFIELD — The Warren County 4-H Horse Program will hold Horses, Safety and You on Oct. 3 at the Two Mile Creek Ranch in Sheffield. The clinic will feature Lew Trumble, equine extension associate, as he reviews the Pennsylvania 4-H Horsemanship Skills Program, horse vitals and rider ...

Gov. Wolf grants license extension

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020, or later are now valid through December 31, 2020. The previous extension was set to expire on Sept. 30. The extension of license to carry permit ...

Motorcycle safety classes to resume

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, is partnering with multiple vendors to resume motorcycle safety training classes for Pennsylvania residents through a statewide pilot program for the rest of the calendar year. Classes were put ...

Toys for Tots drive set

The Empty Bottle at Southern Tier Distilling Company will host a fund-raising event Friday, Oct. 2, to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County. The event is part of the distillery’s “First Fri-YAY!” series of fund-raisers, held the first Friday of each month. ...

Fungus program to be held at Audubon

Parents and children can learn about “The Fungus Among Us” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fungi start off their life as tiny spores, but once they find the right spot with some decomposing plants for lunch, those spores ...

Pa. residents download alert application for virus

HARRISBURG — More than 165,000 Pennsylvanians have downloaded the COVID Alert PA exposure notification mobile app in the first week since the app was released to the Apple and Google app stores. “Thank you to all of the Pennsylvanians who have already downloaded the COVID Alert PA app and ...