Community News

Community Picnic on Sunday at Wright Park

A “Living Out Loud” Community Picnic is planned for 3 p.m. at Wright Park in Dunkirk this summer. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy food and fun. The event is sponsored by Community Works. For details about donating or becoming a volunteer, contact Jeremy Soto at 467-8289, Jeanette Delgado ...

Waterman reunion Aug. 6

COLLINS — The Waterman family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at noon at the home of Pete and Carol Waterman, 13629 Jennings Road in Collins, 1/2 mile north of Route 39. Hosts are Ruth Hager, Ginny Yaworsky and Rose Leveque. Family members are invited to join the annual family reunion. ...

DHS summer swimming change

There is one change to the Dunkirk High School summer swim program. The Family Open Swim sessions are being adjusted from: Session 1 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Session 2 - 2:30 to 4 p.m. to just one session. The new Family Open Swim session is: Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost stays ...

Paul and Janet Odell Memorial Scholarship event set for Aug. 5

WESTFIELD — The Paul and Janet Odell Memorial Scholarship will hold its inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Moore Park/Eason Hall in Westfield. The event will feature a chicken barbecue, kids’ activities, a ticket auction and a 50/50 raffle as well as musical ...

Library part of summer reading program

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Free Library is taking part in the Build a Better World summer reading program Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Patrons can log in their summer reading and have fun along the way. With questions, call 296-1005 or stop by. Summer ...

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Members of the Sons of the American Revolution were in Cherry Creek for the annual parade.

SAR chapter learns more about France’s General Lafayette

CASSADAGA — Recently, Steve Boothe, president of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, gave a talk about the second phase of General Gilbert du Motier Lafayette’s life — “Lafayette, The Rest of the Story.” In 1782, following his military service with ...

Bike safety clinic to be held Tuesday at Silver Creek ball park

SILVER CREEK — Working to “Build a Better World,” three local organizations are working together to educate local youth about the importance of bicycle safety. Anderson-Lee Library, Spoke Folk, and the village of Silver Creek Recreation invite interested youth and their families to the ...

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Pictured are the WNY Alumni Drum Corps officers. Pictured in front from left are Carl Vullo, Dave Fridmann and Jack Kujawa. Pictured in back are Jon Fridmann, Joe Latona, Mary Fridmann and John Waterman. Not pictured: Bob Dopler.

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps announces new officers

Following the sad loss of their leader and Corps Director, Robert A. Teclaw, it was necessary for the Alumni Corps to appoint some new officers. The corps will continue to follow Teclaw’s vision as a family-style drum corps. Business Manager Jack Kujawa added, “we’re all going to miss ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 installs 2017-18 officers

An informal dinner meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 was called to order by President Audrey Miga on Tuesday, June 13 at the Fireside Manor. Chaplain Lucinda Simp-son read the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Miga and recited by those in attendance. Treasurer Kyle ...

Library accepting donations for benefit auction

WESTFIELD — Patterson Library is now taking donations for its benefit auction and chicken barbecue dinner. The library will be accepting antiques, baked goods, furniture, services, collectibles and more. The auction will take place at Eason Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The preview and ...

Fredonia’s ‘Evening in the Park’ on Wednesday

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the village of Fredonia, will be holding “An Evening in the Park” on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barker Common. There will be fun for all ages to celebrate summer and community. This is part of the music in the park ...

Community News Briefs

Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions picnic set for Tuesday The Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions will meet on Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, for their annual indoor picnic. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Chiavetta’s ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured from left: Jeff Crossley, Steve Pockey, and Doug Arters

SAR members participate in Cadiz Flag Day event

CADIZ — Recently, two members of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Doug Arters and Jeff Crossley, participated in the Flag Day program at Cadiz Cemetery, Cadiz, Cattaraugus County, New York, sponsored by the Ischua Valley Historical Society. Their ...

Distinguished lectures plus an evening of art and rare music at Lily Dale

On Friday July 28, Lily Dale will host "The Science of Things Spiritual," a series of illustrated presentations presented by an international group of distinguished academics on Spiritualist-related topics. One hour lectures will start at 9 a.m. and continue to 6 p.m. A single lecture is $15 at ...

Meal on Wheels — July 21

July hot noon meal 24 Cheeseburger on bun, baked beans, carrots, fresh fruit 25 Cheese omelet, hash browns, orange juice, small donut, apples w/ craisins 26 Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, peaches 27 Breaded fish sandwich, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, apple slices 28 ...

Francois de Radzitzky

Get ready to hunt with a horn

MAYVILLE — Francois de Radzitzky, a bell-ringer from Belgium, will be teaching the hunting horn on Saturday, July 29. The day-long event will be hosted by Clear Creek Farm in Mayville. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and promote the hunting horn used in the hunt still today in 11 ...

Community News Briefs

Fredonia Class of 1972 45th reunion on Aug. 18 The Fredonia Class of 1972 45th class reunion will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk at the outside pavilion. Hors d’oeuvres will be offered at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. An excellent buffet spread of finger food will be provided, plus ...