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TODAY... Monday, October 17, 2016
*SPOTLIGHT NEWS – HEALTH INSURANCE Open Enrollment Meeting
*NEXT CyberNews out Monday, October 31, 2016
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SPOTLIGHT EVENT — OCTOBER 19 — OPEN ENROLLMENT MEETING, Wingate by Wyndham, Ellicottville, two sessions: 2:45 p.m. check-in, 3 p.m. start; and 5:15 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start.  This is your opportunity to learn about the 2017 plan options and enrollment information.  Please reserve your spot by October 7 – call 716-688-8161 or email BCBuffalo@bene-care.com.  Topics to be covered include Medicare guidance, 2017 premium costs, 2017 ACA changes and information on human capital management by Bene-Care.
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OCTOBER 17 – CCAC 18th BIRTHDAY, Cattaraugus County Arts Council, 100 W. Main St., Allegany, 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Come help them celebrate their 18th birthday, thank their volunteers, shop the Art on Main store and see what art classes we have coming up! Light snacks, cake and beverages will be served at the CCAC studio. Free and open to the public.
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OCTOBER 18 – LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR - Overtime Rules, GOACC Office, 301 North Union Street, Olean, Noon – 1 p.m.  The speaker is Shequeila Birdsong with the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Fair Labor Standards Act will change overtime rules as of December 1st.  You will understand the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees and how these new rules will affect your business and employees.

The seminars held at the Chamber office, are FREE for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members. The seminars feature a topic of concern to membership.  PARKING is available for seminar attendees at the City Parking Lot off North First Street, Olean.     For more information or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email betty@oleanny.com.
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OCTOBER 18 — GEORGE ORME MARKETING TALK, Sr. Margaret Carney Lecture Hall, Olean Business Development (OBD), 301 N. Union St., Olean, 4 to 6 p.m.  George Orme, founder and managing director of Strategic Marketing Partners, will discuss the role of marketing in a successful business, how marketing has evolved in recent years through social and digital media, and best practices businesses can implement to optimize return on marketing expenditures. Orme will also be available for questions and answers.  Orme’s upcoming presentation is the first in a series of talks OBD intends to hold throughout the year. Seating is limited to the first 40 to sign up.  To RSVP, call (716) 701-4009 or email RSVP@oleanbd.com.
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OCTOBER 19 – CHAKRA CLEANSING, MEDITATION, WRITING, Positive Moves Consulting, 2626 W State St, Ste 210, Olean, 12 to 1 p.m.
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OCTOBER 20 — BROADWAY’s NEXT HIT MUSICAL,  Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pa., 7:30 p.m.  A hilarious unscripted theatrical awards show improvised on the spot.  Tickets are $22 for public; $10 for students. For more information or tickets, contact the Bromeley Box Office at 814-362-5113 or www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts.
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OCTOBER 20 – CAReS ANNUAL LUNCHEON, Old Library Events, 116 South Union, Olean, 11:45 a.m. check-in.  The featured guest speaker is Michael Nerney, a nationally known consultant in substance abuse prevention.  The cost is $30 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please email to: msugden@councilonaddiction.org or phone 716-373 – 4303, x503.
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OCTOBER 20 – SEASONAL DOOR HANGER, Home Depot, 1900 Dan Eaton Drive Olean, 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Learn to build seasonal door hanger. Join the workshop and learn to use a jigsaw, nailer and other carpenter’s tools to cut and craft a cute door decoration in one shape that can be painted with two different character faces that will greet your guests with a smile.  The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. To register, please visit http://workshops.homedepot.com/.  For general information only, please call the store at 716-372-3725
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OCTOBER 20 – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY and GRAND OPENING, Holiday Inn Express, 101 Main Street, Olean, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy food, fun, beverages and tours of the beautiful Holiday Inn Express.
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OCTOBER 20 – SUPER PUFFS ASTHMA CAMP, Olean YMCA, 3 to 5 p.m.  Olean General Hospital's cardiopulmonary team is holding a camp designed for kids with asthma to participate in fun activities while learning to prevent and control their disease. At the end of the camp, kids will have increased confidence and improved awareness of their asthma diagnosis and discover new ways to cope with their condition. This event is FREE and for ALL children grades 3-5. This event is open to the community. You do not have to be a YMCA member to register for this camp.

Register by October 7th to receive your Super Puffs t-shirt!  Register at the front desk of the Olean Family YMCA or call (716) 373-2400. Questions about the camp, call 716.375.7518.
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OCTOBER 20 – VEGETARIAN DINNER FUNRDAISER, Olean Mediation Center, 2275 Dugan Road, Olean, 4 to 6 p.m.  Enjoy a vegetarian dinner by HSOA Members for $15
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OCTOBER 21 — RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, Olean Municipal Building, 2 p.m.  This ceremony is the official opening of the Walkable Olean North Union Street Transformation Project.
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OCTOBER 21 – HALLOWEEN at the Y, Olean YMCA, 1101 Wayne St., Olean, 5 to 8 p.m.  Put on your costume and join the fun! The Y member cost is FREE with public cost $2 per participant.  Please pre-register (for the appropriate time for each child’s age) at the front desk or call 716-373-2400.

5-6 PM (Ages 10 & Under)
5:00-5:30 - Inflatable Slider and Games; 5:30-6:00 - Costume Contest

6-7 PM (Ages 11-14)
6:00-6:30 - Laser Tag and Games; 6:30-7:00 - Dance Party and Costume Contest

7-8 PM (Ages 15-18)
7:00-7:45 - Laser Tag and Dance Party; 7:45-8:00 - Costume Contest
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OCTOBER 21 – CUTCO FAMILY DAY, Quick Arts Center, St. Bonaventure, 4 to 7 p.m.  Join for free, fun-filled circus themed activities: carnival games, zoo photo booth, art activities, and a concession stand (cash only).
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OCTOBER 21 – PEDAL PUNK, Quick Arts Center, St. Bonaventure, doors open at 7 p.m., with performance at 7:30 p.m.  Join in for a steam punk inspired acrobatic whirlwind.  The ticket fees are $10 adults and $5 children/students.
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OCTOBER 21 – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION PRICING DEADLINE for NOVEMBER 4: NONPROFIT NETWORKING DAY, St. University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.  Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Day will provide four different breakout sessions hosted by leading knowledgeable and experienced speakers from the area’s nonprofit sector.  The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by the keynote address by Lana Benatovich, president of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, will deliver the keynote address, “Leading for Today, Planning for Tomorrow.”  To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).
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OCTOBER 21 – TRAINING by Michael Nerney, Good Times, 800 East State St., Olean, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. This training will explore new research that highlights findings demonstrating the complex mechanisms by which alcohol interacts with other drugs in the brain and in the body, often with fatal results.  The non-refundable registration fee is $75.  The training is organized by CAReS.  For more information call or email M’Lissa Sugden at CAReS phone: 716-373-4303 x 503 or msugden@councilonaddiction.org.
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OCTOBER 21 – PAINTING CLASS: CCAC Splatter and Spirits, Cattaraugus County Arts Council, 100 W. Main St., Allegany, 6 to 8 p.m. The fee is $35. This month's painting is Lavender Fields. All painting supplies will be provided. Please register and pay the class fee online at
myartscouncil.net or call CCAC at 716-372-7455.
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OCTOBER 21 — PUSH UP CHALLENGE, Olean YMCA, 5:30-5:45 p.m., 6:30 – 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 – 8 p.m.  The challenge is organized by AKT Combatives Academy.  The cost is a flat donation in any amount or pledge a dollar amount per push-up by an individual within 2 minutes.  All challengers will have a partner counting for them.  This is a fundraiser for the Hockhousen family.  Questions?  Please call AKT at 716-373-1050.
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OCTOBER 21 — HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME movie, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Olean, 7 p.m.  Enjoy this 1924 b&w movie starring Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller with live organ music performed by Jack Bollman at the church!  Free will offering taken at the door to benefit disadvantaged students at Olean schools.  There will be a reception following in the parish hall.
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OCTOBER 21 — ROUND A BOUT RUN! Downtown Olean, 5:30 p.m.  Come on down and celebrate the official opening of Union Streets and run from State Street to Main Street and back!  Registration will be in front of the city building that night from 5 to 5:20 p.m.  Runners will run right in the street with police escort at start and at end.  Walkers will walk along the sidewalks up and back.

WE will need volunteers to help with this quick run/walk at the intersections/driveways.  We are not closing the street but having the police escort the runners up and back.  TRAFFIC ALERT as Union Street will be slowed for the race during this time.

Four Mile Brewing Company, Paul Brown Dodge, Paul Brown Chevy, the City of Olean and Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are organizing this event.  Questions?  Want to volunteer?  Please email info@oleanny.com for questions or if you would like to volunteer.

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OCTOBER 22— RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Olean Center Mall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome.  For more information go to redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS
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OCTOBER 22 — MAJESTIC EASTERN HEMLOCK, Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, 10 a.m. to Noon.  Sarah Johnson, forest ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, will discuss the important ecological and social values the Eastern Hemlock provides.  She will also talk about the threats it is currently facing, including the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA).  Considerations and options for the management of HWA will also be considered.  Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members, children 13 and under free.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register by 4 PM, Thursday, October 20.  Sign up on the programs Calendar on our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187. 
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OCTOBER 22 – HAM AND TURKEY PARTY, St. Stephen's Club, 1117 N Union St, Olean, 7 to 10 p.m. The party is raffling top quality hams, turkeys, beef items, cash and plenty more. There is free admission and free foods and beer.
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OCTOBER 22 – BONA FAN JAM, St. Bonaventure University, outside Reilly Center 4 p.m., inside Reilly Center 6 p.m.  The entire event is FREE and starts outside with plenty of activities for fans to enjoy. Activities will include: YMCA inflatable laser tag and slider, speed pitch, Shults mini car races, Big Shoe Shootout, a police car to explore, SPCA animals, corporate partner display tables, food vendors, music, and much more!
 
The action will move inside the Reilly Center at 6 p.m. as the newly installed center-hung video board will be on full display. Inside events will include a Reilly Center 50th Anniversary tribute, videos on the new board, Shooting Stars contest, player introductions, coaches talk, appearances by the SBU Cheerleaders and Reilly the Bona Wolf, and more!
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OCTOBER 22 — NATIONAL PILL TAKE BACK DAY, County Office Building, Leo Moss Drive, Olean, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Prescription and non prescription medication and syringes can be dropped off.  Please separate the medications and the syringes/sharps/ 
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OCTOBER 22 – CANVAS for A CURE, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, third-floor loft, St. Bonaventure campus, 12 to 4 p.m.  Drop by to “paint a difference” on an 8-by-10-inch canvas for a $5 suggested donation. There is an optional sign-up link available at the Canvas for a CURE website, sbucanvas4acure.wixsite.com/c4cure, where online donations can also be made. Those interested in being a sponsor can email sbucanvas4acure@gmail.com.
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OCTOBER 23 — BRIDAL EXPO, Bartlett Country Club, Olean, 1 to 6 p.m.  Brides and grooms are invited to come to the Bartlett and view the wares of local bridal vendors.  FREE to attend, but please register by calling 716-372-5175 or emailing bartlettcc2@verizon.net.
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OCTOBER 25 – FREE BLOOD PRESSURE and BODY FAT ANALYSIS SCREENINGS, Olean Public Library, 1 to 2 p.m.  An employee of Olean General Hospital will be here to offer free blood pressure and body fat analysis screenings. All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call (716) 372-0200 or visit oleanlibrary.org
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OCTOBER 26 — BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, *****DIFFERENT START and END TIME 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  BAHs are for GOACC members and member employees, and guests.  You can meet new business colleagues, gather in a casual atmosphere, and enjoy appetizers, refreshments, raffles and door prizes.  This month’s Attendance Fund Sponsor is WPIG-FM. If you attend seven out of eleven BAH, you will be entered to win the attendance fund raffle that will be drawn at this BAH. PLEASE RSVP by October 24 to 372-4433 or INFO@oleanny.com.
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OCTOBER 27 — TRAUMA EDUCATION SUMMIT, Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The conference is intended for school personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, mental health professionals, medical providers, etc.  The summit workshop sessions are led by nationally recognized professionals, trainers and peer presenters.  More details can be found on www.sthcs.org.  The summit fee is $45 per person.
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OCTOBER 28 – THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Halloween Special, Ray Evans Seneca Theater, 10 Main Street, Salamanca, doors open at 11:30 p.m.  Come in costume. Audience participation encouraged. Screening at midnight. (18+ age requirement) All tickets $5. For more information, visit www.rayevanssenecatheater.org or 716-945-1003.
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OCTOBER 28, 29 -- The Portville Central School Drama Club presents “ THE JUNGLE BOOK,” Portville Central School Auditorium, Friday evening show 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. matinee.
Adapted from the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling by Vera Morris, this performance will feature approximately 20 students from grades 7-10. Seniors Gabriella Wilson and Anna Wray will be directing the play.  Admission for adults is $5.00, for students/children/senior citizens it is $3.00 and can be purchased at the door.
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OCTOBER 29 — HOWL-O-WEEN CAUSE for the PAWS, Pulaski Club, Olean, 7 to 11 p.m.  This fundraiser for the Cattaraugus SPCA will feature a Halloween costume contest, five bands, munchies, cash bar and raffles.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Studio4East, Chuck Wagon Restaurant, Community Bank in Westons Mills, Allegany and Delaware Park, and at GOACC.
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OCTOBER 29 — ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST, fundraiser for Olean Oiler Youth Baseball 2017, Angee’s Restaurant, 7:30 to 10 a.m.  Tickets are $8 and include pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. 
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OCTOBER 29 — PIZZA EATING CONTEST, Good Times Events Center, 6:30 p.m.  The contest is open for adults and children of all ages.  There is a $5 entry fee and a chance to win GTO gift certificates.
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OCTOBER 30 – DAN PICCIOLI BENEFIT, Allegany Legion, Allegany, 12 to 6 p.m.  Tickets are $15 presale which includes event, beer and chicken BBQ or $10 at door which includes event and beer.  Enjoy live music, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and basket raffles.  Presale tickets sold at Angee’s Restaurant in Olean.
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OCTOBER 30 – MERCY FLIGHT/ CATTARAUGUS-OLEAN AIRPORT FIRST HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL, Olean Airport Main Hangar, 5420 Hatch Hill Road, Ischua, 1 to 4 p.m.  There is a $3.00 admission to everyone over the age of 3.  Enjoy games for the children to play including corn hole toss, Frankenstein stick pull, pumpkin sack hunt, pin and wheel game.  There will also be a costume contest/ parade and hay rides.  All proceeds go to Mercy Flight and the Olean Airport.
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OCTOBER 31 — DEADLINE for VENDORS for show, NOVEMBER 19 — HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE, Good Times, 800 East State, Olean, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Vendor fee for a 10x10 space is $40 and includes a 6 ft. table and two chairs.  Electricity is available but is an additional fee.  For questions, please contact JCC Alumni Association at 716-338-1056.  Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather for this annual holiday event, providing guests the opportunity to shop a wide selection of unique holiday gift options from local creators.
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