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Upcoming events at the Darwin R. Barker Library

The Darwin R. Barker Library of Fredonia has announced the following upcoming events: NATIVE GARDEN PLANTING EVENT Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, as we make an exciting addition to YOUR public library! Community members Dr. Jon and Priscilla Titus will give a ...

Fall quilt

Fall quilting class to be held in Leon

LEON — Fall Quilting Class will be presented by the Leon Historical Society at the Old 1836 Church in Leon on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn Applique’ Techniques with an Autumn Table Runner. Spiders, pumpkins and great fun. All supplies and materials are included. $35 includes lunch. ...

Community News Briefs

Sheridan Historical Society to meet Monday Sheridan Historical Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m. The society is located on the corner of Route 20 and Center Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 672-2201. Lake Erie Bird Club to meet Monday The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet ...

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Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 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 ...

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On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, Greystone Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary (Greystone Nature Preserve) will partner with Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs to offer a class entitled The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making.

‘The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making’ class planned

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, Greystone Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary (Greystone Nature Preserve), 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia, will partner with Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs to offer a class entitled The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making. “Alcohol-based tinctures are ...

Community news briefs — Sept. 20

Chautauqua Historical Meeting Thursday Chautauqua Township Historical Society invites the public to join them in hearing about a former whaler adventurer, Alonzo Sampson, who is buried in Cattaraugus County. The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Sid Compton Room at the old ...

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Kiwanis education meeting open to the public The Kiwanis Club of Westfield-Ripley, will sponsor an educational meeting about Kiwanis on Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Eason Hall (North Room) 23 Elm Street, Westfield. Hot dogs, hamburgers, along with chips, soda and water will be served. The ...

The winning team in the mixed category for the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “PolioPlus Challenge” Charity Miniature Golf Tournament was The Mayville Frogs. Team members were (left to right) Judy, Michael, Joey and Jim Parker of Mayville. This charity event was held on Aug. 19 at Webb’s Miniature Golf.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary mini golf tourney raises $2,431

Thanks to kindhearted participants and generous sponsors, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “PolioPlus Challenge” Charity Miniature Golf Tournament scored a hole in one with raising $2,431 for the fight against polio. This event, which was held on the morning of Aug. 19 at ...

Cub Scout Pack 267

Cub Scout Pack 267 Open House Wednesday

Cub Scout Pack 267 is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for families interested in learning more about Scouting. The Pack expects to have Cub Scouts and leaders from all six dens (Kindergarten through fifth grades) present during the Open House to greet ...

Submitted Photo: During the Labor Day weekend of events, the 19th annual Ducky Derby was held in the lake outlet on Maple Avenue. Shown in the photograph is Ron Juzdowski handing the first prize duck to one of the judges. Also standing, the water helping the ducks keep direction were Jim McConnon, Peter George and Steve Wickmark.

Despite weather, Cassadaga Labor Day festival still a success

CASSADAGA — Remembering the meaning of Labor Day and to honor the American worker, the people of the village of Cassadaga gathered together for memories and activities over the Labor Day weekend. Labor Day itself goes back to 1882, when the American worker was first honored for their efforts ...

Submitted Photo: Moonlight is beautiful.

I sleep with the windows open

After my brother was born, dad and the neighbors transformed the attic into a bedroom for my sister and me. Tongue and groove knotty pine boards on walls and ceiling created an atmosphere of rustic log cabin. The men also created a built-in table that served as both desk and vanity, a big ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured on the School #4 rock climbing wall (with their homemade tie-dyed t-shirts), from top left to right are: Colleen McDonald, Yosuam Robles, Alex Heredia-Cruz and Principal Kim Texter. Bottom left to right: Ashley Odebralski, Ahmad Mohamed-Navaez, Sp. Ed. teacher Carrieanne Kernitz, Joel Gonzalez and Izael Rivera.

Summer School with Kernitz’s Krew

Dunkirk Elementary Special Education students eagerly participated in the summer school program this year held at School #4. While continuing their academic studies from the previous school year, students were also excited to go on many walking field trips. Some of these included: the ...

Jeremy Gloff

Fredonia native to perform show in honor of late family members

Musician Jeremy Gloff returns to his hometown of Fredonia for a one-night show. Gloff will be performing at Cool Little Music Shop located at 60 West Main Street in Fredonia. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday with opening act Dead Nettles, a music project by Gloff’s brother Dee ...

92nd Glasier Family Reunion

The 92nd annual Glasier reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Stockton Firemen’s grounds. It was opened with a prayer by Pastor Cliff before a tureen luncheon. There were 30 individuals that attended; President Steve Glasier was absent so Jason Trippi presided over the meeting. Sandy ...

‘Settled in for a new life’

Editor’s note: This is the first portion of Chapter Three of the book “My Dear Jen,” written by Rosamond Gillespie Burns and George H. Burns III. This is another of a continuing series, which takes readers back to the struggles of World War I. The meeting with my family turned out better ...

Submitted Photo: These SUNY Fredonia students are getting ready for the bat lab. Pictured from left: Jake Jablonski (business major), Sandi Emke (grad school biology major), Jennifer Able (biology major), Claudia White (environmental sciences major, GIS minor) and PJ Jennings (environmental science major, visual arts & new media minor).

Bat lab open house today at SUNY Fredonia

The impending threat of bat extinction has sparked SUNY Fredonia to promote a bat lab today, Sept. 16, from 1-5 p.m. This unique environmental event will be in collaboration with Greystone Bat, Bird, and Butterfly Sanctuary. Both agencies feel the need to inform the public of the beauty and ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society to meet Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society’s next presentation will be “The Town(e) and Palmer families of Arkwright and their immigration from England in the 1600’s.” The Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Steel Room at Barker Library in Fredonia. ...

Revitalize Dunkirk to hold event

Revitalize Dunkirk is pleased to announce the final “Bring Your Own Chair” sunset watch of season to be held on the grounds of the Dunkirk Lighthouse. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 17 from 6:30 p.m. onward until the end of twilight. Sunset is at 7:22 p.m. Tours of the ...