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Mike Randall to visit Sinclairville Reading Program

SINCLAIRVILLE — A Summer Reading Program Kick-Off event will be presented at the Sinclairville Elementary School on Monday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Sinclairville Free Library, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library and Cassadaga Branch Library invite families for a special event to ...

The European Water Chestnut is an invasive species that can cover a body of water so densely it chokes out other plants and animal life. Pictured, volunteers work in waders and kayaks.

Volunteers needed for Audubon Water Chestnut Pull

JAMESTOWN — Much of Audubon Community Nature Center’s 600-acre wetland preserve is covered by a series of ponds, making it dangerously vulnerable to what has become the annual arrival of the European Water Chestnut. Accidentally released into waters of the Northeast in the late 1800s, ...

Birthday cards sought for Margaret Valone

The OBSERVER receives so many positive comments about Saturday columnist, Margaret Valone. We thought readers might like to know that her birthday is this month! Anyone wishing to send birthday wishes and/or happy thoughts her way can send cards or drop them off at the Lifestyles Department or ...

Stroke/head injury support group meetings set

The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will be offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. The group will meet twice during the Summer 2017 semester. The meetings will be held in room E 148 in Thompson Hall. The first meeting is Tuesday ...

Private Alzheimer’s care planning meetings available in Jamestown

BUFFALO — Hearing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia usually opens up a number of questions, rather than providing answers. Those concerns, as well as suggestions to plan for future needs, can be discussed during private care planning meetings with social workers from the ...

Fredonia announces summer concert series to begin June 28

The village of Fredonia has announced its summer band concert schedule. Concerts will be held Wednesdays at the Gazebo in Barker Common from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Acts include: June 28: Rustic Ramblers; July 5: Cassadaga Area Band; July 12: Kokomo Time; July 26: New Horizons Band; Aug. 2: TPT ...

Shop For A Cause event at Fairgrounds on Saturday

Shop For A Cause on Saturday at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds Commercial Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop For A Cause is a vendor event that will benefit Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. As a tax-exempt organization, CHPC needs charitable support to ...

Gowanda Moose Lodge 1382 plans monthly flea markets

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St., will hold a summertime community fund-raiser flea market on the last Saturday of each summer month — June 24, July 29, and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors just need to donate for a spot and set up their stuff. ...

47th annual Nashville Picnic set

NASHVILLE — The 47th annual Nashville Picnic will be held on Thursday, July 20 at noon at 195 Route 39 in Nashville. The Holdridges will be hosting again this year at their home. Those attending should bring a dish to pass, table service, beverage, and auction items. All present and former ...

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Dunkirk Exempts donate to the fireboat Cotter

Submitted Photo The Dunkirk Exempts Firemen has donated $1,000 to the Buffalo fire boat Edward M. Cotter. The fireboat (Engine 20) is the oldest working fireboat in the United States. The fireboat has served the city of Buffalo for 116 years and is still a working piece of apparatus for the ...

Just between us

...A boy, David Jr., was born Monday, May 1, 2017 at Women’s and Children’s Hospital to David and Joanna Gould of Fredonia. He is the grandson of Don and Deb Gould of Dunkirk and Frank and Peggy Connolly of Mastic, New York. He is the great grandson of Bob and Arlene Miller of Forestville, ...

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Members of the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 and members of Boy Scout Troop 219 stood at attention during the annual American Flag ceremony held in Cassadaga at the Legion Picnic Grounds.

Boy Scouts help Cassadaga American Legion flag burn

CASSADAGA — In 1937, at the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, resolution No. 440 was passed by the convention to dispose of unserviceable American Flags at a ceremony. The ceremony has been an integral part of the American Legion ritual since that date. On Monday, ...

Silver Creek Seniors meet

SILVER CREEK — On June 13, President Ed Newman started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by singing “God Bless America.” Dorothy Miniri then said the blessing for the day. The delivery of pizza from Ellie’s Deli arrived like clockwork as the blessing ended. There were ...

Community news briefs — June 17

Breastfeeding support group formed at Darwin Barker Library A Breastfeeding support group is meeting at the Darwin Barker Library weekly on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The library is located at 7 Day St. in Fredonia. With questions, contact Birthshinedoula@gmail.com. Cassadaga ...

Community News in Brief

Winners announced at Rotary fruit sale The Rotary Club of Fredonia completed its annual fruit sale in the spring. Lisa and Carol Morse, who purchased fruit from Rotarian Melissa Thompson, also won a Kindle Fire that was donated by Russell DiPalma. This year’s sale included oranges, ...

Juneteenth Celebration 2017 this weekend at Memorial Park in Dunkirk

The Juneteenth 2017 Celebration Committee will be sponsoring the 22nd annual Juneteenth Celebration to be held in the city of Dunkirk. Celebration days for this year will be Saturday through Sunday at Memorial Park, Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk. The theme for Juneteenth 2017 is “Rise ...

Rural Ministry expanding cooking and nutrition workshops

For the past five years, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry has been providing cooking and nutrition workshops to educate individuals and families on increasing their knowledge and confidence regarding healthy meal preparation, enhance clients’ ability and desire to make healthy choices and to ...

Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. family breakfast set for Sunday

Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. will hold its monthly Sunday family breakfast on June 18, Father’s Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast will consist of eggs made to order, pancakes or French toast, sausages, fruit cocktail, toast, juice, milk, coffee and tea. The cost for adults and ...

Kickoff to summer event being held at Lake Erie State Park

It’s a Friday in June and school is out. What to do? Head out to Lake Erie State Park and help kick off the summer with a fun evening by the beautiful great lake. This year’s event will take place on June 23 in front of the bath house. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will feature ...

Community news briefs

Sue Saye-Johnson benefit and spaghetti dinner planned for Saturday SOUTH DAYTON — The public is invited to come and help support Sue Saye-Johnson and her family in her fight against cancer. A benefit and spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, June 17 at the South Dayton Activities Hall, 34 ...