Filling the Gap awards record $107,680 in grants

August 27, 2020

Filling the Gap, Inc., has announced its 2020 grants, awarding a record $107,680 to support people with disabilities. Filling the Gap is a Jamestown-based not-for-profit that works with The Resource Center and other organizations to support Chautauqua County residents who are poor, distressed and underprivileged, especially people with disabilities. Each yea

Fund-raiser to benefit WOW Fund

August 25, 2020

Pictured from left are Dan Hocking, co-owner of ACME The Appliance Store; Steven Rodgers, who was able to attend a Buffalo Bills game thanks to the WOW Fund; and Marcos Figueroa, who was the driving force in creating the WOW Fund. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of this year’s Mark Pacheco WOW Fund Lip Sync Battle fund-raiser, but area residents sti

“Perseverance” marks Laurel Memorial Run & Walk

July 16, 2020

“Perseverance” has always been a word associated with the Laurel Memorial Run and Walk. This year is no exception. Nearly 40 years ago, perseverance is what planted in Wayne Hotelling’s mind the idea of having Laurel Run. While driving through Canada on a family vacation in the early 1980s, Wayne noticed a man with a prosthetic leg, running along the highway

Laurel Memorial Run/Walk going virtual this year

June 12, 2020

“Together we can keep the distance, to go the distance.” With that saying as their rallying slogan, organizers of the 24th annual Laurel Memorial Run/Walk are proceeding with this year’s events, though the pandemic is forcing changes in how things will be done. The Laurel Memorial Run/Walk was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek, NY, in hon

The Resource Center presents 31st annual Ability Awareness Awards

November 25, 2019

The accomplishments of people with disabilities were highlighted when The Resource Center held its 31st annual Ability Awareness Awards Celebration. The event took place October 24 at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. The celebration was an opportunity to recognize people with disabilities who have made meaningful strides in their lives, as well as hon