Community News

Blood drive is Thursday in Gowanda

Gowanda High School’s Student Council is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Middle School Wrestling Room. All donors will be entered into a chance to win a Nintendo Switch gaming system. The public is welcome to participate and will have to enter ...

Rotary provides some helping hands

In October, five members of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club volunteered on the grounds of the Yorker Museum in Sherman by doing various tasks to prepare the site for its winter closing. Participating Rotarians were, left to right, Pete Bills, Dan Smith, Mary Swanson, club president, Jim ...

NCCF participates in celebrating Community Foundation Week

Join us during the week of November 12-18, 2018 in promoting Community Foundation Week. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), along with over 795 community foundations in the United States, is celebrating local philanthropy and community building. It is remarkable that right ...

Gowanda Historical Society hears about American Historical Flasks

GOWANDA — Vince Martonis, Hanover Historian, was the recent guest speaker at the annual Gowanda Area Historical Society banquet meeting held at Goode’s Restaurant in Gowanda. His topic was American Historical Flasks from 1820 to 1860. The 22 examples he displayed and discussed highlighted ...

NCCF accepting applications to Environmental Grants program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications to the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund. Applications must be received by Jan. 10, 2019, at 4 p.m. This fund was established in 1999 to bring attention to local environmental issues, particularly those ...

Veterans Day and POW/MIA at Gowanda Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5007

When you see the POW/MIA flag flying, do you understand its meaning and all that it represents? A silhouette of a prisoner of war (POW) before a guard tower and barbed wire in white on a black field. POW/MIA is above the silhouette with a five-pointed star between the two and below, a black ...

Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees Open House Thursday

The Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees invites their donors, patrons, volunteers and supporters to the library’s “Thank You” Open House to be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. The Cassadaga Valley Central School Valley Minstrels will perform at 6 p.m., with refreshments ...

Community news briefs

Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees S.O.A.R., Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees, Chapter 4.1 recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on East Fourth Street. Vice President Roger Calanni opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

Audubon Exclusives: Plant-based dining, rent-a-friend and more

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Exclusives is Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) new way of fundraising that offers distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences to participants. The latest addition to these Audubon Exclusives is a dinner prepared and served in the home of Janeen Beard, a ...

Raising Alzheimer’s awareness

On a chilly fall Saturday morning, team Brooks-TLC-Kaleida helped raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research at the Dunkirk event on Sept. 29 at Point Gratiot Park. Top row L to R: Cindi Polowy, Lauren Szymczak, Michelle Hallmark, Janis Szot, Brandon Drummond, ...

Adopt a highway

Five Westfield-Mayville Rotarians and one volunteer completed their Adopt-A-Highway community service of collecting four large bags of litter along a several mile stretch of Route 394 in Westfield on Oct. 9. The Rotarians were (l. to r.) Barbara Fay, Sue Hammond, Jim Wakeman, Steve Stratton and ...

Girl Scouts to host one-day Join-A-Thon

With the start of a new program year, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) will hold the Girl Scout Join-a-thon Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and take on-the-spot registrations over the phone. This event will utilize 10 different radio stations throughout GSWNY’s nine county regional ...

G.A. Family Services honors staff at annual retreat and award ceremony

JAMESTOWN — Administration at Lutheran and G.A. Family Services honored various employees who demonstrated dedication and strong leadership as well as act as role models within their departments. Five employees were honored this month at a company retreat and award ceremony held at G.A. ...

International Board Game Day at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — The Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will hold an event on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to recognize International Board Game Day and to introduce the community to its new game cart. Stop by from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to play board games and eat pizza! There will also be a drawing for some ...

Maximum Benefit at the Mini Makers Faire

The Mini Makers Faire held at SUNY Fredonia last week was an outstanding community event. Friends greeted friends along the display strewn aisles and visitors were drawn to the vast array of skills offered at each display. It was a true community happening with smiles all around. The display ...

Rotary donates to Westfield school

Lori Reed (left), Westfield Academy & Central Elementary School Principal's Secretary, receives a $350 donation for the WACS Sharing The Art of Reading (S.T.A.R.) Program from Patty Benton (right), Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Community Service Chair. This Rotary Club's donation will be ...

Rural Ministry announces applications for Thanksgiving baskets

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry will be accepting applications for Thanksgiving baskets on Nov. 5, 6 and 7 from noon until 3 p.m. each day. Applicants can come to the new location of CCRM offices at 319 Washington St. in Dunkirk. All applicants need to bring proof of income, residence and ...

Sinclairville Free Library news

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library, located at 15 Main St., will conduct Creepy Halloween Crafts on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offer Halloween crafts and treats on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. Both events are free for all ages. A three-part guided ...

Shakespeare Club learns about Second Republic of Poland

The second meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Oct. 18 at the home of Lucy Richardson. President Joyce Haines welcomed 12 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Oct. 11 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. Members voted on their proposed new member, ...