SALAMANCA — The Salamanca High School Class of 1944 celebrated the 75th anniversary of their graduation at a reunion luncheon held at Myers Steakhouse on Friday, Sept. 13.

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Allegheny Foothills Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County will host a talk about managing woodlots in the wake of the emerald ash borer from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Brennan Tree Farm, 7773 Fancy Tract Road.

CATTARAUGUS — On Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., Pre-School Story Time will resume. Bring your preschoolers in to listen to a story, then play in the kid's corner. It's a great way for children to learn about the library.

GREAT VALLEY — The Ellicottville Central School Board of Education received a positive audit of the district’s 2018-19 year finances at its regular Tuesday meeting with a presentation by Keith Carrington and Danna Isaman, auditors from Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro, PC.

OLEAN — Cattaraugus Gives, the Cattaraugus region’s day of giving, led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will return this year on Dec. 3 to continue its growth in raising funds and awareness for nonprofits and charitable causes in the region.

LITTLE VALLEY — The village of Little Valley has always remained close to Carol Gloff’s heart, despite her moving away. So she recently decided to establish the Little Valley Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to help give back to the community that raised her.

SALAMANCA — A gathering of St. Bonaventure University athletes with members of the Salamanca community Saturday morning once again helped raise awareness for cystic fibrosis and the desire to find a cure for the life-threatening disease.

ELLICOTTVILLE — Plans for the town of Ellicottville’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2020 are moving along and gradually taking shape. The last meeting was held Aug. 20 at the Ellicottville Memorial Library.

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OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Being overweight or obese is commonly associated with diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study finds the connection differs widely by race or ethnicity. Members of racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes at lower weights -- even at normal or below-normal body mass index (BMI), according to research published in Diabetes Care.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Natural Foods is proud to announce their new Organic Pumpkin Powder, a fresh, healthy and natural way to enjoy delicious pumpkin all year long. Used as an alternative to traditional flour, pumpkin powder is a powerful, nutrient-dense and convenient superfood that stays fresh for multiple seasons.

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KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef, lifestyle expert, and mom, Hollan Hawaii proudly releases her new beach-inspired vegan cookbook Good Food Gratitude: Easy to Prepare Vegan Home-Style Recipes and Beach inspired Lifestyle Tips for the Entire Family ($34.95, Deeper Well Publishing).

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent alarming news headlines have told of the sudden deaths of dogs that swam in waters that contained the deadly hepatotoxins that are found in blue-green algae. Until now the only way to be sure that waters were safe for pets was to conduct expensive tests that took days to provide results. But now 5Strands® Affordable Testing is offering a simple yet accurate and affordable blue-green algae test ($29.96) that will provide results within as little as ten minutes.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

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Public officials in Ohio say no amount of money will restore the cities that have been upended by the opioid crisis. Local police and fire chiefs say it's taken an immeasurable toll on the wellbeing of first responders on the front lines. (Sept. 12)