Community News

Christmas Blessings for many

This past holiday season, the Master’s Plan Ministries, based in Dayton, gratefully accepted donations from the “Giving Tree” program that originated at Brooks Memorial Hospital. This year, Lakeshore Hospital also took part in this program, and the blessings were tremendous. Sheila ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club holds 10th meeting

The 10th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Jan. 10 at the Lanford House hosted by Barbara Albert. 16 members were in attendance. President Joyce Haines welcomed members and thanked the hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. 3 meeting. The ...

Leon Historical Society looks back at 2018

LEON — The Leon Historical Society brought another year to a close at the iconic 1836 Methodist Church located on Rt. 62 in the town of Leon. Christmas was celebrated with a 19th century Methodist Christmas church service. This particular service was significant as it concluded Leon’s ...

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off for 2019

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues ...

CLPRA learns from lake district

MAVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency members listened to lessons learned from Dennis Fagan of the Waneta Lamoka Lake Protection District regarding how a taxing district was set up years ago to fund their community’s lakes and tackle the area’s former most ...

CREATE Poject community Music/Arts & Crafts Programs set

Grab your fiddle, flute, and paints, or just bring your smile! Kids and adults alike are invited to the 2019 CREATE Project Community Music and Arts & Crafts Programs. The programs involve activities of all kinds, from drum circle games and group improvisations, to craft making and ...

Weather Network provides Information critical to grape growers success

If you live in the Lake Erie region there is one subject that always seems to be a topic of conversation, the weather. While most are concerned primarily with how the weather will affect their choice of clothing, the need to carry an umbrella, or get up early to shovel snow before work, grape ...

Westfield Republicans set caucus for Jan. 23

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Republican Committee will be holding a public caucus in the North Room of Eason Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of the caucus is to select individuals who would be interested in running for mayor of the village of Westfield, or trustee for ...

Audubon invites Doors Open Jamestown visitors

JAMESTOWN — Doors Open Jamestown, on the third Saturday in January, is a day when Jamestown museums and attractions are open free of charge to everyone. You are invited to explore Audubon Community Nature Center and grounds as part of this community-wide event on Saturday, Jan. 19. Check ...

Legion riders visit veterans

On Friday, Dec. 21, the Western New York Chapter of the American Legion Riders brought a smile to the faces of the veterans that are residents of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Temple Road, Dunkirk and the Frewsburg Rest Home for Adults, 106 W Main St., Frewsburg. The ...

Citizen science opportunity: Protect our Hemlock trees

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an aphid-like insect, originating from Asia, which feeds off of the food storage cells below the needles of an Eastern Hemlock tree and hides itself under white woolly masses for protection. Within only a matter of 4-10 years an individual tree can succumb to an HWA ...

M&T Bank donates $2,500 to support the Chautauqua County Education Coalition

The Chautauqua County Education Coalition (CCEC) was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from M&T Bank to continue its ongoing work within Chautauqua County’s Learning System. The CCEC is a dynamic public-private partnership made up of 125 stakeholders representing 70 organizations and is ...

JCC Alumni will present ‘Mystery at a Tailgate Party’

The Jamestown Community College Alumni Association will present “Mystery at a Tailgate Party” as its 31st annual interactive mystery program on January 25 and 26. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees interview ...

Youth Symphony receives grants from Community Foundation

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) announced that it has received two grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The awards from the Blossom Fund are for honorariums for CRYS Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode and the professional ...

4-H announces 7th annual Green Tie Affair

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce the 7th Annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a basket raffle and bake ...

Westfield recreation announces upcoming events

The Westfield Recreation Department announces the following events: PICKLEBALL ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT EASON HALL The adult pick-up pickleball group meets on Monday evenings at Eason Hall from 7-9 p.m. Participants do not need to sign up, they can just show up to play. There are a few spare ...

January Computer Classes offered at the Dunkirk Public Library

Basic Computers: Jan. 7, 9,11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Android Smartphones Basics: Jan. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: Jan. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. I-Phone Basics: Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. Hour of Code: Jan. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pandora/ Spotify: ...

Brooks-TLC Dynamic duo takes center stage

The Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. infection control team of Lisa Barone, BSN, RN, CIC, director of infection control, and Theresa Schrantz, LPN, CIC, employee health coordinator, is well-known throughout the hospital system for doing an impressive job keeping patients and staff free from ...

See some of WNY’s most beautiful land at Audubon’s First Friday

JAMESTOWN — The Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York (NSSWNY) has preserved significant habitats since 1934 to protect rare species and sites of geological importance. On Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m., at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, naturalist Jacqueline ...