Community News

Dom Polski Club announces awardees

The Dom Polski selected four students as recipients of scholarships. Emily Gawronski, daughter of Matt and Sue Gawronski, who will be attending JCC to study business administration. Kiara Kozlowski-Boyd, daughter of Allison Kozlowski, who will be attending SUNY Fredonia, majoring in liberal ...

Hawkinson-Swanson family holds 50th reunion

GERRY — Members of the Hawkinson-Swanson family met on July 9 for the 50th family reunion at Friendship Park in Gerry. The descendants of John and Selma Hawkinson Swanson and J. Algot and Emma Hawkinson Swanson enjoyed a tureen lunch. A short business meeting was held by family president, ...

Submitted Photo: Amy Begier (left), Carol Best (center) and Lynn Stetson (right) are awarded the Order of the Rose for over 15 years of outstanding membership in Beta Sigma Phi. The award was presented at the May meeting of the Laureate Alpha Pi chapter in Westfield.

Westfield sorority honors sisters with Order of the Rose

WESTFIELD — Three Laureate Alpha Pi sorority sisters earned the Beta Sigma Phi Order of the Rose honor at the May chapter meeting held at the Westfield YWCA. Amy Begier, Carol Best and Lynn Stetson each received the Order of the Rose award. This award is presented by the Laureate Alpha Pi ...

Free community carnival planned

Faith Baptist and The Salvation Army have partnered together to offer the Dunkirk Community a free carnival. This carnival is in collaboration with The Chautauqua Center’s Community Family Fun Day. Faith Baptist and The Salvation Army are providing the Dunkirk community with affordable ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured are participants in the Dunkirk Adult Day Care Center Father’s Day celebration.

DADCC honors fathers with certificates

The Dunkirk Adult Day Care Center celebrated Father’s Day on June 16. The fathers enjoyed the peanut butter pie made for them by their peers at the center. They were also awarded Certificates of Appreciation for being great fathers. Chautauqua Adult Day Services, offers senior day programs ...

Murray Hose Co. No. 4 stag picnic set for Aug. 18

Murray Hose Co. No. 4 will hold its stag picnic on Friday, Aug. 18 at the Dunkirk Exempts Club, 203 Central Ave., Back Picnic Shelter. This event is for members only, and there is no admission fee.

Nashville reunion held

NASHVILLE — The 47th annual Nashville, New York reunion was held recently at the home of Pastor Fred and JoAnne Holdridge on Route 39 in Nashville. The Holdridges welcomed guests who attended from all around Western New York. After the invocation and blessing of the food, everyone enjoyed ...

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Pictured from left: Donna Banach (leader), Hannah Riewaldt, Danielle Riewaldt, Gillian Reed, Siera Porpiglia, Haleigh Pawlak and Julia Deland.

Troop 20158 to hold car wash Saturday

Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20158 will hold a car wash at Walmart, Route 60, Dunkirk this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Suggested donation is $5 for cars and $6 for trucks and vans. The girls are currently making comfort kits and lap blankets for the pediatric wing at Roswell ...

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The Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 purchased a bench for Point Gratiot to see the beautiful Lake Erie sunsets!

DHS Class of 1960 to celebrate this weekend

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 will celebrate a “Happy Birthday Reunion” this Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The majority of classmates are turning 75 and have been out of school 57 years. The class purchased a bench for Point Gratiot to see the ...

Dunkirk High School Class of 1968 seeks addresses for classmates

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1968 is planning its 50th reunion for next year. Anyone with information about the following classmates is asked to call Lorraine Polichetti Cole at 672-2689: Fred Bennick, Frances Biondo, Migual Boffino (exchange student), David Briggs, Ricky Colley, Marie ...

Springville Center for the Arts presents ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Thursday

SPRINGVILLE — Shake on the Lake will perform “Romeo & Juliet” on Thursday, Aug. 10 at the SYI Park on South Buffalo Street in Springville at 6:30 p.m. The rain location is the Mongerson Theater, 37 N. Buffalo St. in Springville. This free event is under the auspices of the Springville ...

Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 organizational meeting Thursday

Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. All legion, auxiliary and sons are encouraged to attend this important meeting to plan the 2017-18 Post events. New ideas and new members welcome.

Fredonia Class of 1972 plans 45th reunion

The Fredonia Class of 1972 45th class reunion will be held at the Clarion in Dunkirk at the outside pavilion. Hors d’oeuvres will be offered at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. An excellent buffet spread of finger food will be provided, plus wine, beer and pop. The cost will be $20 per person ...

Vegetarian Society to meet

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. This month’s speaker will be Leslie Johnson, RPh, pharmacist and owner of Johnson’s Village Pharmacy, Inc, in Mayville, who will be talking about ...

Saturday morning, Aug. 5, is the last bird banding scheduled for 2017 at Audubon Community Nature Center. After the White-throated Sparrow, pictured here, was captured in a mist net, it was fitted with an identification band, measured, weighed, and released back to the wild.

Saturday is last chance to observe Audubon bird banding

JAMESTOWN — Bird banding is a frequent activity at Audubon Community Nature Center. This age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds is scheduled in the spring to add to the general knowledge about local birds. In the summer, the work is part of the ...

Collins Public Library August Events

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced August events. The phone number is 532-5129. Adult Events Senior Movie: Friday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans. Call the library for the title! Book a Tech Trainer: ...

Stockton Library sets August events

STOCKTON — On Friday. Aug. 4 at 2 p.m., The Stockton Library. located at 22 N. Main St., will welcome Omnipresent Puppet Theater as they present The Three Little Pigs. This show is free to attend and open to everyone. On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the library presents: ...

Arkwright Town picnic Saturday

ARKWRIGHT — The Arkwright Town picnic will take place Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Cassadaga American Legion picnic grounds, the corner of Bard and Barnum roads. Food will be served from 1 to 5 p.m., including hot dogs, Italian sausage, coffee, tea and soda pop. those attending are asked ...

Ripley Public Library creates ‘The One of a Kind Club’

RIPLEY — Ripley Public Library has created a wonderful club that has been dubbed “The One of a Kind Club.” This really means we are all one of a kind. This club is created to make your neighborhood, your town, our world a better place to live. Membership is simple. 1. Have a desire to ...

Cassadaga Branch Library events set

CASSADAGA — On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cassadaga Branch Library presents: Kindergarten Boot Camp, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 18 Maple Ave. Test your kindergartener’s school readiness skills with hands-on activities. Includes fine motor skills, and color and letter ...