Community News

‘Voices with Glory’ class offered in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District is pleased to offer a six-session “Voices with Glory” class with Sondra Holland, a New York state-certified vocal teacher, on Mondays from Feb. 26 through April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Elementary ...

LHS holding pet adoption evening/open house Thursday

To give an additional opportunity for those unable to come to an Adoption Day (usually held on a Saturday), the Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a special mid-week Pet Adoption Evening/Open House at its Adoption Center on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., ...

Collins Library set for February

COLLINS — The Library has scheduled the several events for February. Dinosaur Story Hour: Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 5:15 p.m. Join us as we celebrate American author and illustrator Mark Teague by reading some of his How Do Dinosaurs? books, make your own fossil and play dinosaur-themed games. ...

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Senior Krystle Schwab, left, and sophomore Chloe Vecchio show off some of their artwork amid the bookcases at the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek.

Annual student art show debuts at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — The 18th annual Student Art Show featuring works by Silver Creek Central School students in sixth grade through 12th grade is being hosted at the Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., during regular library hours now through Thursday, March 15. Media includes drawing, painting, ...

Operator and heavy equipment program training set in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — In today's industry, it is necessary that proper training and certification in heavy equipment be obtained on construction sites and businesses where forklift and aerial platform lifts are used. The Adult Education & Workforce Development division of the Erie ...

Civic Calendar

Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting, village hall, 7 p.m. Collins Tuesday — Town board meeting, town hall, 7 p.m. Dunkirk Tuesday — City Economic Development meeting, 4 p.m., city hall Tuesday — Common Council workshop, 5 p.m., followed by public hearings ...

‘Murder at the Beaver Club’ scheduled for March 3

The cast members met for a first read of the hilarious murder mystery, “Murder at the Beaver Club,” written by Ralph Blasting, chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Fredonia. The play takes place at the Fredonia Beaver Club and the ensemble includes several Fredonia students, but also ...

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NCCS students participate in a pillow-making event that memorialized deceased members of the Circle of Love. Pillows created by the children were donated to patients with cancer, through the Circle of Love.

NCCS holds celebration of Catholic Schools Week

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School recently completed their celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The celebration began with a Sunday Chili Cookoff/Pie Bakeoff Competition. Everyone voted on their favorite chili choice from among the two dozen entries and the judges had a challenge ...

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet classes open for 4 to 6 year olds

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is now accepting registrations for 4 to 6-year-old boys and girls. Classes meet once a week on Saturday mornings. Students enrolling by March 1 will be able to perform in the CRYB Spring Gala at Chautauqua Institution in June. CRYB is ...

Mobile Food Truck visits Thursday

BROCTON — The Mobile Food Truck will be at the Brocton/Portland Food Pantry, 7081 East Route 20, Westfield on Thursday, March 1. Sign-in will begin at 1 p.m. and food will be distributed at that time. Food distribution will end at approximately 1:45 p.m.

WMH Auxiliary hosting dinner

WESTFIELD — If winter is getting you down and you’re looking for something to brighten your spirits, why not consider joining the WMH Auxiliary on Monday, Feb. 26 for a delicious chicken and biscuit dinner? The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield from 5-7 p.m. ...

Enrollment Day set at Silver Creek Elementary School

SILVER CREEK — Registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2018-2019 academic year is underway at Silver Creek Elementary School, with a special Enrollment Day slated Thursday, March 1. District residents with a child who will be 4 or 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2018, are welcome ...

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Pictured are hikers at Dobbins Woods.

CWC to hold tour at Dobbins Woods

NORTH HARMONY — On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will host a tour of CWC’s Dobbins’ Woods on Bly Hill Road, North Harmony. Participants may snowshoe or ski for this tour around the mile-long looped trail, weather permitting. Otherwise, ...

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Traditional German meal supports seminarian

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosted a traditional German Meal on the Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Members of the parish as well as people from the community enjoyed a wide variety of foods. No one went away hungry. Proceeds from the meal will be used to support a seminary student.

Pinochle scores

Dunkirk Senior Center Feb. 9 1. Marian Genovese 539 2. George Richter 530 3. Joe Nocek 525 Feb. 12 1. George Richter 547 2. Ed Long 529 3. Cindy Morse 513 4. Paul Lucas 508 5. Nora Harris 497 6. Lester Fuller 491 Double pinochle: Jenny Kubera Share ...

Safe driver class begins Monday

BROCTON — Fellow-ship Church located at 148 W Main St. in Brocton will be offering as a community service an AARP Safe Driver class on Feb. 19 and 20. Class fees are $20 for AARP members with AARP number written on the memo line or $25 for nonmembers. All checks should be made out to AARP ...

Lakeshore Humane Society holding spaghetti dinner fundraiser

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Social Center (St. Hedwig’s), 324 Townsend St. in Dunkirk. Tickets are $10, and are available from LHS members. Tickets are going ...

Community Bank holding food drive

Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts have joined together to host a canned food drive throughout February. The more than 100 participating branches aim to collect 2,018 items of food for local food pantries and food banks. “The Western New ...

YWCA Westfield board meeting Tuesday

WESTFIELD — The YWCA Westfield announces its annual Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. Current YWCA members are invited to attend this meeting. The Board of Directors will present the past year’s financials as well as strategic planning for 2018. If you would like ...