Community News

Westfield-Mayville Rotarians assist at Yorker Museum

Five Westfield-Mayville Rotarians helped to clean up the buildings and grounds of the Yorker Museum in Sherman during the morning of July 18. Rotarians Tracy Bennett, Sue Hammond, John Hamels, Shawn McKane, and Mary Swanson assisted with weeding garden beds and also tidying up the six restored ...

Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop set

Prevention Works, formerly known as CASAC, is offering a workshop for community members and professionals, entitled “Youth Mental Health First Aid.” Jose Quinones-Visot and Eric Williams will be presenting on Aug. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prevention Works, 51 East Third Street, ...

Westfield Academy & Central School announce high school honor roll

MERIT ROLL Students earning an average of 85.00-89.499% are awarded recognition by having their names placed on the Merit Roll. The following high school students make up the Merit Roll for the fourth marking period of the school year 2018-2019. Ninth Grade: Christopher Crandall, Dominic ...

Patterson Library Annual Auction and Chicken Barbecue

WESTFIELD — Have a penchant for a great antique or a sweet tooth for an amazing dessert of the month? Look no further than Patterson Library’s annual auction and chicken barbecue, which will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. This annual ...

Dunkirk Senior Center July birthdays

Dunkirk Senior Citizens celebrating their birthdays in July include, left to right, seated: Mary Woelfle, Pat Kokocinski, Marv Gillson, Margaret Koch, Sarah Champlin; standing: Betty Arcoraci, Carol Bohn, Shelly Bull, Paul Mroczka, Jean Wdowiasz, Peggy Napoli, Dorothy Reading.

New mausoleum under consideration for Holy Trinity Cemetery

The Holy Trinity Cemetery Committee has been researching the cost of building a new mausoleum in Holy Trinity Cemetery, located at 3799 Franklin Ave. in Dunkirk. All crypts in the existing mausoleum have been purchased. Many who choose traditional burials prefer the option to be laid to rest ...

St. Francis High School announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Thomas Braunscheidel, Principal of St. Francis High School, recently announced the Honor Roll of students who achieved academic honors for the Fourth Quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a weighted Grade Point Average of 95 - 100+ while Second ...

Healthy Baby Festival set for Aug. 1 in Washington Park

BUFFALO — Expectant and young families are invited to five Healthy Baby Festivals planned for three counties during July and August by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The free events offer activities for children and information for parents and run from ...

Wine With Us Wednesday! set for Grape Discovery Center

Wine With Us Wednesday! on July 24 at the Grape Discovery Center, 8305 West Main Road, Westfield will feature live music by Ben Cornell from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Grape Discovery Center. Join the staff on the patio or the tasting room. Enjoy Lake Erie Wines by the glass or bottle. There will be ...

Audubon, YMCA join for garden project

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center recently joined forces with the YWCA to help beautify the areas surrounding the YWCA building’s entrance on Fourth Street on the corner of Main in downtown Jamestown. Audubon Executive Director Leigh Rovegno worked to help design and implement ...

Legion post receives gift

The South Dayton American Legion Post 1593 would like to thank Himes Auction Service for the statue for the post’s flower bed.

Benton speaks to Rotary

Westfield-Mayville Rotarian Patty Benton, Club Community Service Chair and Past Club President (1995-96), is shown giving her vocational talk during the July 16 Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club meeting at The Parkview in Westfield. She described the various jobs she held and businesses she owned ...

State looks to limit sale and use of tannerite in New York

Despite opposition from two local state legislators, New York state is poised to more heavily regulate the sale of tannerite. Legislation passed by the state Assembly on the final day of the legislative session would make it illegal to buy tannerite in New York state without a certificate ...

Chautauqua County American Legion Boys State attendees

The Chautauqua County American Legion sent 29 students to SUNY Morrisville State College to attend Boys State of New York which ran from June 27 to July 2. Boys State is a week-long intensive program focusing on local and state government, a week that shapes a lifetime for many.

Forestville Middle/High School releases fourth quarter honor roll

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Forestville Middle/High School for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: Twelfth Grade High Honor Roll: Rachael Goodrich, Rene Leone, Madison Miller, Rhianna Nasal, Haley Wawrzyniak Twelfth Grade Honor ...

Brocton Central School announces Quarter 4 Honor Roll

High Honor Roll Grade 12: Madeline Brogan. Grade 11: Danielle Broughton, Mary Conklin, Laura Johnston and Gregory Lapp. Grade 10: EmmaLee Abbey, Brianna Johnson, Heather Johnston, Evelyn Lopez, Nathanial Tresler, Jadniel Varela and Christine Wdowiasz. Grade 9: Paige Lacki, Lorin Rizzo, ...

Dunkirk High School fourth quarter honor roll

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Dunkirk High School for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: Honor roll Ninth grade Galen Benware, Samantha Burgos, Anne Campbell, Genesis Cosme, Alexis Davis, Madison Dissell, Timothy Doan, Anisha ...

Club news

CIAO News Attention all CIAO members: we are still organized and working to provide you with activities you requested at our December meeting! We have officially added our membership to the many Italian organizations in Erie County! This is exciting news for our membership! As a member of ...

Bake sale Friday to benefit Cooley’s Eagle Scout project

There will be a bake sale on Friday starting at 4 p.m. until sold out at the Kosciuszko Polish Club, 73 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk. Homemade cookies, pies and assorted baked items will be available. This bake sale is to benefit Alex Cooley’s Eagle Project, which is to improve the Dunkirk ...

Effective listening is focus of Toastmasters

Did you know that the 500 commonly used words in English have 14,070 dictionary meanings? That’s an average of more than 28 meanings per word! The word “set” for example has 194 meanings. Yes! You read that right. Secondly, have you ever found yourself in a heated discussion about ...