Please use the following link below to register online. We have added this option for your convenience. Registration is also available by stopping by any of our 3 YMCA locations.
Come join the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce as they officially light the town's holiday decorations! This festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving and is the traditional kick-off to the holiday season. This year it will be in reverse to stil celebrate the holiday season but keep everyone safe.
Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park. Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
Taylor Kickbush is the author of the highly rated novel, "Endless in August," which released in July 2020. She is a 2013 alum of Gowanda High School and a 2017 alum of St. Bonaventure University. "Endless in August" was named a number one new release in its e-book category on Amazon, is rated 4.9-5 stars on all book platforms, and is available in most online retailers that sell books.
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith.&
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CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.