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Sue Saye-Johnson benefit and spaghetti dinner planned for Saturday SOUTH DAYTON — The public is invited to come and help support Sue Saye-Johnson and her family in her fight against cancer. A benefit and spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, June 17 at the South Dayton Activities Hall, 34 ...

SCHS Class of 1948 to celebrate 69 years

SILVER CREEK — Plans are underway for the Silver Creek High School Class of 1948 to celebrate its 69th mini reunion at the Colony Restaurant, Routes 5 and 20, Irving on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Classmates are invited to bring any interesting articles that can be shared with everyone. ...

Cherry Creek Library June happenings begin Saturday

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Library, located at 6778 Main St., Cherry Creek presents “Storytime” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, June 10 and 24. On Saturday, June 17, movie morning will feature “The Croods” from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. All are welcome. The library is open ...

Register for free camp for children

The Salvation Army is inviting children, 6 to 17 years of age to Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake in Penn Yan. The camp is separated into two groups over two different weeks. Teens 13 to 17 years of age are invited June 27 to July 1, following with children 6 to 12 years of age July 12 to 17. ...

GS Troop 20158 car wash to help finance trip

Girl Scout Troop 20158 will hold a car wash (cars $5, vans and trucks $6) Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Walmart. The girl scouts are raising money for their upcoming Career Exploration Programs this summer at Walt Disney World and with the opportunity to explore careers in marine ...

NCCC Ladies Auxiliary Crowning Dinner June 14

The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary Crowning Dinner will be held Wednesday, June 14 at the Kettle and Keg, Lakes Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Members should sign up. There is a menu at the club.

Darwin R. Barker Library sets summer programs

The Darwin R. Barker Library will be one place to hear exciting stories, play with your friends and learn how you can make the world a better place this summer. Perform charitable acts, complete feats of engineering, and master reading challenges to earn amazing prizes! Buildaroos Ages: ...

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Dunkirk Hose Company No. 1 plaque unveiling set for Saturday

OBSERVER File Photo The unveiling of a bronze plaque honoring all former and current members of Dunkirk Hose Company No. 1 will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the spot on the south side of East Fourth Street between Deer and Leopard streets where Dunkirk Hose Company No. 1’s hall ...

Lakeshore Humane Society holding Pet Adoption Day/Open House on Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, June 10 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 the dogs and cats who need caring homes. If unable to come ...

Mascoma closes $5M tax credits to support National Comedy Center creation

JAMESTOWN — Mascoma Community Development (MCD) is pleased to announce the successful closing of $5 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing to support the National Comedy Center’s $25.7 million project developing an interactive and experiential national attraction and cultural ...

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Unit 62 distributes poppies

Submitted Photo Pictured is Unit 62 junior auxiliary member Elizabeth Bumpus giving a poppy to veteran Chris Shuler at Tops during Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to all who participated. “Such sacrifice through valor made / A debt too deep to be repaid / From their courage freedom born / ...

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May birthdays of members celebrated at Dunkirk Senior Center

OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan Members of the Dunkirk Senior Center who celebrated birthdays in May were honored at a luncheon held Wednesday. Board members served wraps, salad and chips to the members and their guests. Dessert was cupcakes with ice cream and toppings. Lester Fuller played ...

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Lakeview Shock NYSCOPBA helps Post 953

Submitted Photo The Lakeview Shock NYSCOPBA made a donation to the Forestville American Legion J Carter Knapp Post 953 to help with the Post’s Memorial Day celebration. Pictured from left are: Neal Gruber, NYSCOPBA; and Legion officers Jim Hilliker, Ed Hamlet and Tom Halicki.

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Memorial Day ceremonies held by Post 59

Submitted Photo American Legion Post 59 held a number of Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday. The day began at Post 59, 156 E Main St., Fredonia, with a 9 a.m. breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 267 and Cub Scout Pack 267. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes and beverages were served to the ...

Sinclairville Free Library sets summer programming

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library, located at 15 Main St., has announced its summer programs. Call 962-5885 with any questions. June Events June 5 from 5 to p.m.: Digital Library Services Open House. Learn about downloading free books and magazines available through the ...

Annual Forestville village-wide yard sale June 10

FORESTVILLE — Forestville residents – have you been hoarding or just have too much stuff? Time to clean out that garage, dig through your closets, check out the attic or anywhere else you’ve been storing all that stuff that you just don’t use anymore. This is your chance to get ...

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CAP Dunkirk Squadron helps out

Submitted Photo. Members of the Dunkirk Civil Air Patrol Squadron NY-351, part of the Civil Air Patrol’s New York Wing, continued their tradition of helping others while washing cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on Sunday afternoon in front of the Fredonia Walmart. Civil Air Patrol, the official ...

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The 2016 -2017 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess, Joyce Wiltsie and her Dairy Ambassadors at last year’s Dairy Princess Pageant. They look forward to welcoming a new Dairy Princess and Court on June 2 in Mayville.

All are invited to celebrate: June is Dairy Month

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Pageant and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program, to help celebrate “June is Dairy Month.” This dairy recognition and promotion activity will be held ...