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Final day at hand to register to vote

LITTLE VALLEY -- Today is the final registration day for the Nov. 4 general election, as set by Cattaraugus County Election Commissioners Sue A. Fries and Kevin C. Burleson.

Voters must provide either a driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number. Registration hours are 2 to 9 p.m. at many locations throughout the county.

For more information, call the Board of Elections at 938-9111, extensions 2400-2405 or, in the Olean area, at 373-8010, extensions 2400-2405.


No services offered on Columbus Day holiday

OLEAN -- The Olean Public Library will be closed Monday to observe the Columbus Day holiday.


Pfeiffer Nature Center set for holiday weekend

PORTVILLE -- Families are urged to indulge in "green time" over the Columbus Day weekend by joining in The National Wildlife Federation's Make Tracks! Family Trail Weekend at the Pfeiffer Nature Center.

Participants can explore the area by biking or hiking on the trails and paths. Several free activities are offered today, beginning with "Find Your Way Using a Compass" at 9 a.m.; "Animal Tracks" at 10 a.m., and "Family Nature Walk" at 11 a.m. Also, the center will offer a high-tech treasure hunt.

A new Web site,, provides a list of supplies, tips for family-friendly activities and a link to NatureFind, a database to locate nearby trails and parks by entering your ZIP code. Families can register to join the Green Hour movement at

For more information about Pfeiffer Nature Center call (716) 933-0187.


Season gets under way at St. Stephen's Church

OLEAN -- The fall Contra Dance season begins at 7:30 tonight in the Social Hall of St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 112 S. Clinton St.

Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Music is provided by Confluence, featuring Nadine Dyskant-Miller on flute and foot percussion and Barbara Dyskant on keyboard. Sarah Van Nordstrand of Syracuse will call.

Monthly dances will be held every second Saturday. Admission is $6, or $2 for those age 16 and younger.

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