Community News

Silver Creek VFW hosts Veterans Day dinner

Submitted Photo On Nov. 10 the Silver Creek VFW Post 6472 Samuel Cimino hosted a Veterans Day dinner. State Senator Cathy Young joined the veterans for a very enjoyable dinner. Pictured are the organizers with Senator Young, MSgt (Ret.) Brian Schneider, USMC, (left) and 1SG (Ret.) Colin ...

Community Blood Bank to be at Fredonia festival

For the first time, the Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY is joining a tremendous festival to bring in the holiday spirit – Fredonia’s Miracle on Main Street. Donating blood really is an essential part in the miracle of life. By donating blood, you can save up to three lives. The ...

Dunkirk Yacht Club installs officers, directors for 2019 at fall banquet

The Dunkirk Yacht Club installed the officers and directors for 2019 at their Fall Banquet at the Beaver Club in Fredonia, Saturday, Nov. 3. The invocation was delivered by Life Member Chet Bates. Outgoing Commodore Donna Bjurlin thanked the Board and everyone for a successful 2018 season. She ...

Veterans help Red Kettle effort

The Red Kettle campaign is under way — and veterans are helping in the effort. On the left is Ed Dragon, a veteran of the Navy and the Dunkirk Fire Department, in his second year volunteering. On the right is Andy Dyckes, this is his third year volunteering. To assist in the fund-raising ...

Community News Briefs

Daughters of the American Revolution WESTFIELD — A regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Patterson Library. The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda ...

First-graders celebrate World Kindness Day

Mrs. Stacy Bautista’s first grade class celebrated World Kindness Day at School #5. The class has been working on kindness. Students did activities and role playing to demonstrate how to show kindness. The class also received a donation from the Post 62 Women’s Auxiliary for the “Make ...

Girl Scouts Troop 20158 sets Breakfast with Santa

Tickets for the annual Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20158 Pancake Breakfast with Santa are on sale. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. Tickets are still $6 a person and include pancakes, bacon, ...

Red Cross services highlighted at Rotary

Rachael Snyder, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist of the American Red Cross Western New York Chapter, described the various fundamental principles, services and volunteer opportunities of the American Red Cross (ARC) during the Oct. 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, which was ...

Veterans’ Celebration

The Sheridan Memorial VFW Post #6390 had its Veterans’ Celebration (USMC’s Birthday, Veterans’ Day, and the VFW’s 75th Anniversary) recently. Music was provided by R & S Acoustic. Appreciation is expressed to Joe and Rene Granata for their donation for the band. There was a ...

Blood drive is Thursday in Gowanda

Gowanda High School’s Student Council is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Middle School Wrestling Room. All donors will be entered into a chance to win a Nintendo Switch gaming system. The public is welcome to participate and will have to enter ...

Rotary provides some helping hands

In October, five members of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club volunteered on the grounds of the Yorker Museum in Sherman by doing various tasks to prepare the site for its winter closing. Participating Rotarians were, left to right, Pete Bills, Dan Smith, Mary Swanson, club president, Jim ...

NCCF participates in celebrating Community Foundation Week

Join us during the week of November 12-18, 2018 in promoting Community Foundation Week. The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), along with over 795 community foundations in the United States, is celebrating local philanthropy and community building. It is remarkable that right ...

Gowanda Historical Society hears about American Historical Flasks

GOWANDA — Vince Martonis, Hanover Historian, was the recent guest speaker at the annual Gowanda Area Historical Society banquet meeting held at Goode’s Restaurant in Gowanda. His topic was American Historical Flasks from 1820 to 1860. The 22 examples he displayed and discussed highlighted ...

NCCF accepting applications to Environmental Grants program

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications to the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund. Applications must be received by Jan. 10, 2019, at 4 p.m. This fund was established in 1999 to bring attention to local environmental issues, particularly those ...

Veterans Day and POW/MIA at Gowanda Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5007

When you see the POW/MIA flag flying, do you understand its meaning and all that it represents? A silhouette of a prisoner of war (POW) before a guard tower and barbed wire in white on a black field. POW/MIA is above the silhouette with a five-pointed star between the two and below, a black ...

Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees Open House Thursday

The Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees invites their donors, patrons, volunteers and supporters to the library’s “Thank You” Open House to be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. The Cassadaga Valley Central School Valley Minstrels will perform at 6 p.m., with refreshments ...

Community news briefs

Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees S.O.A.R., Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees, Chapter 4.1 recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on East Fourth Street. Vice President Roger Calanni opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

Audubon Exclusives: Plant-based dining, rent-a-friend and more

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Exclusives is Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) new way of fundraising that offers distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences to participants. The latest addition to these Audubon Exclusives is a dinner prepared and served in the home of Janeen Beard, a ...

Raising Alzheimer’s awareness

On a chilly fall Saturday morning, team Brooks-TLC-Kaleida helped raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research at the Dunkirk event on Sept. 29 at Point Gratiot Park. Top row L to R: Cindi Polowy, Lauren Szymczak, Michelle Hallmark, Janis Szot, Brandon Drummond, ...