Community News

Gowanda, Westfield win in High School Bowl

JAMESTOWN — Gowanda Central School defeated Fredonia Central School, 71-60, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Westfield Academy & Central School defeated Fredonia, 62-60. Bethany Schaaf of Westfield, Will Sylvia of Gowanda, ...

Bird Club to meet Monday

The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the BOCES LoGuidice Center, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Dr. Terry Mosher will present the program for the evening with an illustrated introduction to eBird, using the new projection equipment in the meeting room. It will include ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about George Gershwin

The seventh meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Dec. 6 at the Edwards Waterhouse Inn hosted by Florence McClelland. President Joyce Haines welcomed 11 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the November 15 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. Haines ...

Access Chautauqua programming for Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 slated

Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Denise E. Zheng, “The Future of Cyber Warfare” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Larry L. Greenfield, “The Re-Formation of Statecraft and the Craft of Religion: Reassessing and Realigning Power for a Global Community” at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. ...

Kinzua Knit-Away class registration begins now

The Warren County Fiber Artist sponsors of the “2019 Kinzua Knit-Away” will be held April 5-6 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, Pa. The event organizers have announced that registration is open from now until March 10 for their annual fiber arts conference and ...

Villenova Burial Association to hold annual fundraiser

“Love Remembered” Bake & Craft Sale is an annual fundraiser held around Valentine’s Day by the members of the not-for-profit Villenova Burial Association to help cover the costs of operating and maintaining Villenova Cemetery. It is the last active rural cemetery out of five located ...

Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival to have new, returning events

MAYVILLE — The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 33rd annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, which will take place Feb. 15-17, at Lakeside Park in Mayville, along the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake. This annual winter event, a highly ...

Christmas Blessings for many

This past holiday season, the Master’s Plan Ministries, based in Dayton, gratefully accepted donations from the “Giving Tree” program that originated at Brooks Memorial Hospital. This year, Lakeshore Hospital also took part in this program, and the blessings were tremendous. Sheila ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club holds 10th meeting

The 10th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Jan. 10 at the Lanford House hosted by Barbara Albert. 16 members were in attendance. President Joyce Haines welcomed members and thanked the hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. 3 meeting. The ...

Leon Historical Society looks back at 2018

LEON — The Leon Historical Society brought another year to a close at the iconic 1836 Methodist Church located on Rt. 62 in the town of Leon. Christmas was celebrated with a 19th century Methodist Christmas church service. This particular service was significant as it concluded Leon’s ...

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off for 2019

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues ...

CLPRA learns from lake district

MAVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency members listened to lessons learned from Dennis Fagan of the Waneta Lamoka Lake Protection District regarding how a taxing district was set up years ago to fund their community’s lakes and tackle the area’s former most ...

CREATE Poject community Music/Arts & Crafts Programs set

Grab your fiddle, flute, and paints, or just bring your smile! Kids and adults alike are invited to the 2019 CREATE Project Community Music and Arts & Crafts Programs. The programs involve activities of all kinds, from drum circle games and group improvisations, to craft making and ...

Weather Network provides Information critical to grape growers success

If you live in the Lake Erie region there is one subject that always seems to be a topic of conversation, the weather. While most are concerned primarily with how the weather will affect their choice of clothing, the need to carry an umbrella, or get up early to shovel snow before work, grape ...

Westfield Republicans set caucus for Jan. 23

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Republican Committee will be holding a public caucus in the North Room of Eason Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of the caucus is to select individuals who would be interested in running for mayor of the village of Westfield, or trustee for ...

Audubon invites Doors Open Jamestown visitors

JAMESTOWN — Doors Open Jamestown, on the third Saturday in January, is a day when Jamestown museums and attractions are open free of charge to everyone. You are invited to explore Audubon Community Nature Center and grounds as part of this community-wide event on Saturday, Jan. 19. Check ...

Legion riders visit veterans

On Friday, Dec. 21, the Western New York Chapter of the American Legion Riders brought a smile to the faces of the veterans that are residents of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Temple Road, Dunkirk and the Frewsburg Rest Home for Adults, 106 W Main St., Frewsburg. The ...

Citizen science opportunity: Protect our Hemlock trees

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an aphid-like insect, originating from Asia, which feeds off of the food storage cells below the needles of an Eastern Hemlock tree and hides itself under white woolly masses for protection. Within only a matter of 4-10 years an individual tree can succumb to an HWA ...

M&T Bank donates $2,500 to support the Chautauqua County Education Coalition

The Chautauqua County Education Coalition (CCEC) was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from M&T Bank to continue its ongoing work within Chautauqua County’s Learning System. The CCEC is a dynamic public-private partnership made up of 125 stakeholders representing 70 organizations and is ...

JCC Alumni will present ‘Mystery at a Tailgate Party’

The Jamestown Community College Alumni Association will present “Mystery at a Tailgate Party” as its 31st annual interactive mystery program on January 25 and 26. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees interview ...