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Medicare educational seminar today

Arcade Senior Services is holding a free educational seminar about Medicare Insurance Plans today at 10:30 a.m. at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St. in Fredonia. Arcade Senior Services will provide information on the basics of Original Medicare Part A & B, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, ...

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Rotary learns telecommunications

Mike Harrington, president of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, presented a program entitled “Telecommunications ABC’s: Federal Funding Mechanisms” at the meeting of this group on April 4 at The Parkview in Westfield. Harrington is the senior director of engineering and operations of ...

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Genealogical Society meets today The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will meet today in the Steele Room at the Darwin R. Barker Library in Fredonia at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. This will be an open forum meeting, question and answer session, and information will be available in ...

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Chautauqua County Girl Scouts from Brownie Troop 20096 and Juniors of Troop 20096 working on their Bronze Award purchased items to make Easter Baskets for children in their community. The girls assembled over 30 baskets with candy, puzzles, stuffed animals, a chocolate bunny and other Easter-themed items for the local BackPack program at Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle.

Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month

During the month of April, Girl Scouts of Western New York is celebrating volunteers, from troop co-leaders to program volunteers! The organization wants to recognize volunteers as their most important asset. They keep everything running, they step up and take on challenges, and they fill the ...

Gold rush coming to Fredonia’s Barker Library on April 26

In 1896, a half-century after the California gold rush, a new rush of around 100,000 people began as gold was discovered in the Klondike region in parts of the United States and Canada, and writers like Jack London and Robert Service brought attention to the drama of the event to a worldwide ...

NCCF grant writing workshop set for May 11

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, in partnership with Paul Benson of SUNY Fredonia Office of Sponsored Programs, is offering a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, May 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The training will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, located at 214 Central Ave. ...

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The Audubon Community Nature Center invites the public to celebrate Earth Day early by volunteering on Saturday, April 22. This annual tradition beautifies Audubon’s buildings and grounds, improves habitat, and makes the sanctuary more visitor friendly. Pictured here is a whole family working together.

Saturday is Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Day

JAMESTOWN — Join the fun on Saturday, when staff and volunteers will be working hard to make Audubon’s buildings and grounds more beautiful and friendly for visitors and the wildlife residents. Folks of every age and ability work rain or shine and have a blast doing it. After all the hard ...

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Conference keynote speaker is t-PA pioneer researcher Dr. Diane Pennica

Undergraduate students and faculty members from across the SUNY system will gather at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference West, featuring a keynote address by a Fredonia alumna that highlights the success of the clot-busting drug t-PA ...

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The Fredonia Opera House has been named a Sparrk Award finalist.

Opera House named Spark Award finalist

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has been named a finalist for a Spark Award in the Cultural Organization of the Year category. The awards are presented annually by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York to honor outstanding artists and cultural organizations in five counties of Western ...

Submitted Photo: It was a festive setup at the Jamestown Community College North County Center Training Facility in Dunkirk, this past Saturday, April for a veteran workshop. A second workshop will be held April 29 at the Jamestown Community College Student Union, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown.

Veterans benefits workshop a success, second one April 29

A veteran workshop drew dozens of people together at Jamestown Community College North County Center Training Facility in Dunkirk, this past Saturday, April 8. Representatives from Chautauqua County rallied together in support of local veterans to raise awareness and offer solutions to problems ...

Dunkirk High Class of 1982 — 35th year reunion information

The Dunkirk High Class of 1982 is sharing its 35th year reunion information with class members. On Friday, June 30, there will be a meet and greet at Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. The event will feature a cash bar. Saturday, July 1, classmates will meet at the East ...

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center plans events

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab will host monthly Alzheimer’s Support Groups. The first is a specialized group for spouses/partners of someone who has Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. It will be held the third Wednesday of every month, beginning April 19, at 11 a.m. in the 1A ...

OBSERVER Photo by Vicki Notaro: This was a table decorated for the 2016 CASA Come to the Table event.

CASA’s Come to the Table fundraiser planned for May 11

MAYVILLE — Come to the Table is CASA’s major fundraiser of the year held annually at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Tables are decorated with a unique theme that event attendees can bid on to support CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of ...

Sinclairville Senior Citizens plan fun auction in May

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon for a luncheon and program in the Sinclairville -- Fire Hall dining room. Diman Smith is the president, with Linda Parmenter as the vice president, John Sipos as the secretary and Charles ...

‘The Conversation Project’ set for Tuesday

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. Alzheimer’s Services is partnering with Erie County Medical Center and bringing a Lunch and Learn program to area residents interested in learning more about having THAT conversation with your family about end-of-life wishes. “The Conversation Project” is ...

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center plans events

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab will host monthly Alzheimer’s support groups. The first is a specialized group for spouses/partners of someone who has Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. It will be held the third Wednesday of every month, beginning April 19, at 11 a.m. in the 1A ...

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Chautauqua Striders and SUNY Fredonia: NACTUS Strides 4 STEAM will hold an open house and showcase on April 26 at 5 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Williams Center.

Chautauqua Striders announce programs

Chautauqua Striders and SUNY Fredonia ENACTUS Strides 4 STEAM will hold an open house and show case on Wednesday, April 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Williams Center, room 204. Middle school girls from Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Westfield will showcase the STEAM ...

Chautauqua County Pomona Grange to hold annual banquet Wednesday at Green Arch

BROCTON — Chautauqua County Pomona Grange will hold its annual banquet at the Green Arch Restaurant, 41 W. Main St., Brocton at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. The main entree is chicken parm or alfredo and will be $10 (plus other choices at the going rate), payable at the end of the meal. ...

Submitted Photo: Helen Grande will turn 106 years young on April 19.

Birthday will mark 106 years

In April of 1911, Eugene B. Ely landed his plane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania for the very first landing of a plane onto a ship. The Indianapolis 500 Auto race was run for the very first time in Indianapolis, Indiana. The very first transcontinental flight, conducted by C.P. Rodgers, ...

DAR’s Benjamin Prescott Chapter recalls America’s World War I efforts

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClurg Mansion in Westfield on April 6. The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson. ...