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When Salamanca resident Bradley Poole was born, the doctors told his parents he’d be lucky to see age 18. At six days old, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare hereditary disease that damages the lungs and digestive system. Poole turns 33 years old in August, and he’s doing everything he can to stay healthy and strong to reach the age of 40, an age which fewer than five percent of individuals with CF reach. You could say that Poole is running for his life.

When Christine Wittmann, a lifelong western NY native, approached me
about collaborating with her in her jewelry business, it was a
no-brainer. Christine and I have been friends since middle-school, and
now almost 40 years later (did I just reveal our age?), we have found
a way to combine our lifelong artistic paths.

Looking for new projects to keep little ones busy or to flex your own creative muscles? Interested in becoming part of a community art project? Now is the perfect time to collect a few rocks, dust off your paint brush, and get inspired!

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in western New York, and while many traditional destinations like amusement parks, campgrounds, and zoos are closed right now, that hardly means the end of summer fun. In fact, with all kinds of local outdoor and even virtual adventures available - many of which are free - this year promises to be the ultimate summer stay-cation!

The fourteenth annual art show, a popular event on the region’s summer calendar, is scheduled to be held in Kane’s Evergreen Park on June 27th and 28th. Organizers are hopeful that since the traditional date of the fourth weekend in June for both Alumni Weekend and the art show fall late this year, the social distancing guidelines will have been eliminated and both events will be able to take place safely.

Take a Step Back In Time at These Must-Visit Historical Museums along the Cattaraugus-McKean County Trail

Big & Rich, America’s Technicolor cowboys, are bringing their sound to the Seneca Allegany Events Center at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca, NY this spring.

During this time of year, everyone starts to dream of the sights and sounds of springtime in the Forest.

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will host the 8th annual pro and amateur Snocross National, Friday & Saturday, February 21-22, 2020.

The traditional holiday for showcasing our love with romantic date nights, sappy poetry, flowers and gifts is quickly approaching. However, why do the traditional?

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat, which represents the beginning of a new day. The year of the rat is forecasted to be a successful year full of new beginnings and new opportunities. So start out by enjoying a snow day, learning to snowshoe, plan a ski getaway or explore the beauty of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Region by snowmobile in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike - a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area.

Leave the outlets, long lines and stressful shopping behind this holiday season. Take to the rural streets in and around the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Region to find the best gifts for all your favorite people – and maybe for you, too.

Experience the magic of the holiday season during the Christmas Open House at the Olmsted Manor and Retreat Center.

The Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center in Salamanca is not just a place for visitors to tour, but a resource for hands-on learning.

From fall to winter, enjoy all the activities Cattaraugus County has to offer.

As Pennsylvania’s only national forest, the Allegheny National Forest is a premier nature destination

No matter the season, the Allegheny National Forest region offers majestic scenery and attractions.

You know their songs, you recognize the music that has been around for over four decades with the heavy guitar laden sound, and once again the Doobie Brothers will be making a stop in WNY when they play Seneca Allegany Casino on Saturday, April 13th.

For 48 years, the Greater Olean Home Show has been helping homeowners – and prospective homeowners – prepare for spring projects, big and small, all under one roof. From April 12 – 14, the William O. Smith Recreation Center will transform from an ice rink into one of the largest home improvement vendor shows in the area. No matter how big or small one's project is, the Greater Olean Home Show is an excellent resource for finding the service providers, materials, ideas and inspiration to get started.

Mother Earth will soon be shedding her coat of winter white, and dressing in shades of green to welcome spring. Join in this spirit of renewal and awakening by visiting the new Revive Spa, signing up for a program at Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, or enjoying a hike in the Allegheny National Forest.

Imagine 500-pound machines flying through the air, racing at top speeds around tight turns and dips with other machines just a fraction of an inch away. Now, consider those machines are snowmobiles, roaring their way around a technically designed manmade track as part of a professional race circuit.

Follow your heart during the month of February to find just the experience your soul desires. Plan an escape from technology with a walk along a sparkling creek on a snow-covered trail. Tap into your creativity as you enjoy a fun evening painting a masterpiece with your friend or loved one. February offers discounted pricing for a getaway at the Bradford Flatiron Airbnb with discounted spa services. Or raise a glass at the Annual Valentine’s Day Wine and Dessert Tasting - a fun and flavorful event for foodies.

In 1979, Tony Dolan, a pharmacist in Bradford, Pennsylvania, wanted to start a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society during a time of year that isn’t normally associated with outdoor fundraisers - winter. Forty years later, Tony’s children, Betsy and Mike Dolan, have continued his tradition through what is now called the Tony Dolan Memorial Ski for Cancer event, the longest running fundraiser for the ACS in the state of Pennsylvania.