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Wayne, Elaine and Laurel (seated) Hotelling received the 2015 George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.

NCCF looking for Footprints Award nominations

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. NCCF is looking for submissions that exemplify its mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County. Take a moment to nominate someone you know, an individual, family or ...

Youth Symphony receives Community Foundation Grant

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for a spring enrichment experience for its musicians. The grant will help cover the expenses for a trip to hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform “Star Wars ...

WMH Auxiliary annual membership drive kicks off

WESTFIELD — As the New Year begins, the Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is embarking on its 2017 Membership Drive, hoping for great success. The Auxiliary’s mission is to promote the interests of the hospital through advocacy, volunteer activities, fundraising and community ...

Senior News

Activities for the week of Jan. 22 to 28: Sunday: Pickle ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center. Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; soup and sandwich lunch at noon, Painter Center ...

CMHS-DHS 1968 reunion committee meeting today

The combined reunion committee for the 1968 graduating classes from Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High Schools will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at Rookie’s on the Lake. The reunion is scheduled to begin Friday, Aug. 3 at a site, or sites, to be determined. On Saturday, Aug. 4, Shorewood Country ...

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The United Arts Appeal is accepting grant applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for awards from its 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. In 2016, grants were awarded to two individual artists and eight organizations. One of the funded projects was the Sinclairville Free Library’s Positively Paint Program. Pictured are (from left) Dawn Cross, Mackenzie Perry and Allison Stewart with the paintings they created under the direction of local artist Penny Erb.

United Arts Appeal accepting grant applications

JAMESTOWN — The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County is accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. As UAA president Shane Hawkins explained, “Every year a portion of the funds the United Arts Appeal raises is ...

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Villenova Grange 604 recently met at its hall at Balcom Corners. Enthusiastic thank you notes were shared by the third graders at Forestville Elementary School. Dictionaries were recently presented to each of the students in Mrs. Faxlanger’s and Mrs. Borello’s classes by Martha Woolley on behalf of the Grange. (Dictionaries were also presented to third graders at Pine Valley by Ruth Ann Smith.) The Western New York Farm Show will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Feb. 2, 3 and 4. State Grange will have an exhibit and members are welcome to assist. The public is welcome to visit. The next pancake brunch will be Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Balcoms Corners (Routes 83 and 322). The cost is $8 large and $7 small for all you can eat. Chuck Carlson recently delivered more books to be borrowed by any interested individuals. The next Pomona Grange meeting will be at Ross Grange, 2001 E. Main St. extension, Falconer on Feb. 23 with 11 a.m. committee meetings, noon lunch and auction, and 1 p.m. business meeting.

Villenova Grange provides dictionaries

Submitted Photo Villenova Grange 604 recently met at its hall at Balcom Corners. Enthusiastic thank you notes were shared by the third graders at Forestville Elementary School. Dictionaries were recently presented to each of the students in Mrs. Faxlanger’s and Mrs. Borello’s classes by ...

Dunkirk Public Library sets upcoming events

Dunkirk Public Library storytime and craft will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children 2 to 5 years old can listen to a story and make a craft. After the story time they can play with puzzles, a dollhouse, computer games, and read! Storytime will run until June 8, ...

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Boy Scouts celebrate a ‘Gathering of Eagles’ with dinner event

OLEAN — The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America recently recognized its 2016 Class of Eagle Scouts at Saint Bonaventure University. The Eagle Scouts, along with their parents and scoutmaster, were guests of the council at a dinner in their honor. Sixteen of the 37 young men who ...

Reservations needed for NCCA banquet Jan. 28

The Northern Chautauqua Club Association annual banquet will be held On Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Silver Creek Overseas Veterans Post, N. Main Street in Silver Creek. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be John Galati, CEO of the Lake Shore ...

Excel course offered for adult learners

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School district is offering a professional development opportunity in February. Learn how to use Excel Spreadsheet for your personal home inventory. No computer experience necessary. The instructor leads and works ...

Lake Erie Bird Club to meet Monday

The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Mark Baldwin will present the program on “North Meets South — How the Portage Escarpment Affects Birds.” T he sharp boundary between the northwest fringe of the Allegheny Plateau and the ...

DHS sets community education sessions

The Dunkirk High School has released information regarding the schedule of community education sessions for the next several months. Sessions include: Hall Walking Jan. 4 to April 29 Need a place to fitness walk? Dunkirk High School hallways are perfect. Sign-up provides unlimited access ...

Dodgeball fundraiser on Jan. 28 to raise funds for Forestville Class of 2017

FORESTVILLE — Come on out and join the Forestville Class of 2017 for a fun-filled evening of dodgeball on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. Get a co-ed team together (include at least one male and female), and register by contacting 923-3041 or email forestville2017@gmail.com. Register by Jan. 22. ...

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart workshop Sunday

The Healthy Heart workshops continue Sunday, at the Friendly Kitchen, 131 Central Ave., Dunkirk. All community members are invited to join CCRM staff and guest speakers in sampling healthy foods created on site, using low-cost, nutritious ingredients. The workshop will demonstrate how to cook ...

Pet Adoption Day/Open House on Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the dogs and cats who need caring homes. If unable to come to ...

Sheridan Fire Auxiliary holding fundraiser

SHERIDAN — On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., local LuLaRoe consultants will have an open house at the Sheridan Fire Department Fire Hall, 2800 Route 20, Sheridan. This is being held to raise funds for the fire auxiliary to provide support to the firefighters. A fresh and full inventory will be ...

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Barbara Albert presented her paper on Rachel Carson during a recent meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club.

Rachel Carson topic of discussion

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met recently for its eleventh regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the Edward Waterhouse Inn, hosted by Page Woodbury. President Judi Lutz Woods presided, with 14 members present. Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for ...