Community News

Sheridan Historical Society news

The Sheridan Historical Society has planned a three-day event on Memorial Weekend. On Saturday, May 26, the society will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collection will be augmented by a visiting exhibit about World War I which has been expanded from last year. There will be a ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society news

The June meeting of the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will take place at Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia in the Steele Room on Tuesday,. June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Steve Boothe a member of the Chautauqua County SAR, Sons of the American Revolution will give a presentation at 7 p.m. on ...

State Audubon Council recognizes Ruth Lundin

Jamestown – The Audubon Council of New York State presented its prestigious Norman I. Stotz Award to Ruth Lundin, president of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). The annual award recognizes the Audubon New York member who best demonstrates extraordinary leadership on behalf of the ...

Community news briefs

CIAO News The Chautauqua Italian American Organization has announced several upcoming events, including: July 7: Annual Italian Festival: Barker Common, Fredonia. It’s All About the Pesto! (a pesto-making demonstration with a tasting) July 12 to 15: Italian Heritage Festival Outer ...

Traci Langworthy to lead book discussion at Prendergast Library

Come to a facilitated book discussion with local Professor of American History, Traci Langworthy at the Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more about the women’s suffrage movement and discuss the biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton ...

Barbecue, bidding set for May 19 Westfield-Mayville Rotary auction

Where will you find a delicious Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue dinner and a bounty of bidding? Come to the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Chicken BBQ & Auction on Saturday, May 19 at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinners will be served from 5 to 6:15 ...

Fredonia Parks/Village Beautification and Planting Day planned for May 26

Fredonia Parks/Village Beautification and Planting Day - Part 2 will take place on Saturday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The effort involves planting flowers in and around Barker Common, and up and down Main Street, in conjunction with the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. For those meeting at 9 ...

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue May 28

A Memorial Day chicken barbecue will be held on Monday May 28 from noon until sold out at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets are $10 presale/$11 at the door. The meal includes chicken by “Weidners BBQ”, two sides, roll and butter. Dining options ...

NCCCA holds meeting in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates held their regular monthly meeting at the J. Carter Knapp Post in Forestville. Tom Halicki welcomed the group to his Post. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased ...

Library Director Speaks to Valley Historical Society

SINCLAIRVILLE – Amanda Shepp, director for the library in Lily Dale was the recent guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society. Shepp spoke about the materials that she is sorting and doing research with in the library. The library is open many hours during the week, she said. Shepp spoke ...

Little Explorers Learn about Spring Colors at Audubon, Saturday, May 12

JAMESTOWN — At Little Explorers, adults and the 3 to 8-year-old child(ren) in their lives can learn about the rainbow of colors that May brings to the world. “Color Me” is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program this Saturday, May 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May ...

Bi-monthly bat watches at Greystone to begin May 12

Many a natural miracle is waiting to be discovered as daytime skies merge into sunset and night. All are invited to enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Erie and gain understandings of bats by first hand experience. Watch the night time sky for a glimpse of an overpassing bat or take a hike ...

Community news brief

SOAR meeting The Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees, S.O.A.R., Chapter 4 - 1 recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on East 4th St. The meeting was open with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased ...

May events at the Gowanda library

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Free Library, located at 56 w. Main St., Gowanda announces events for the remainder of May: May 11: Adult Painting Class at 5 p.m. (registration is required and $20 fee due at the time of class) May 11: painted flower pots Mother’s Day children’s craft at 5 ...

Seneca Nation member to visit Big Read event

SILVER CREEK — The Book Clubs of Anderson-Lee Library will host Richard Jemison, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, on Monday, May 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jemison will give a presentation on Native American history and will take questions from the audience. This program is free and open ...

Legion officers installed

Earlier this month, the American Legion Hanover Memorial Post 148, Silver Creek held installation of officers. From Left to right are Richard Henry, sergeant at arms, Tom Erdley, secretary, Wayne Hartinger, commander, John Leatherbarrow, Treasurer. Other officers include: Don Richards, 1st vice ...

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association sets key dates

The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association has announced a number of upcoming events. Plow day will be held Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Bowen Road between Dean Road and Route 380, Stockton. This event consists of antique tractors and is free to the public. The annual ...

Working with what is given to you

Little Learners Child Care/Preschool children from Fredonia were suppose to plant a tree for a Week of Young Child activity on Wednesday, April 18. Instead they had to play in the snow that fell the night before. The children didn’t mind at all. It was hoped the tree-planting could take place ...