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First ‘Evening in the Garden’ on Wednesday

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will hold the first Evening in the Garden for the 2017 gardening season on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Demonstration Garden is located at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. Included in ...

Squadron 59 SAL elects officers

Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion elected officers at a meeting May 9. Serving will be Commander Rodney Dziduch; Vice Commanders Doug McPherson and David Winchell; Adjutant Dennis Bouquin; Chaplain David Dengler; Finance Officer Larry Fiorella; Historian Tom Muldowney; Sergeant-at-Arms ...

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Above: Fredonia Shakespeare Club members celebrated his birthday recently at Manning’s Fireside Restaurant. Pictured from left are: Mary Jane Covley Walker, MC; Nicki Schoenl, Maiden Elizabeth; Mary Croxton, Will Shakespeare, and Judi Lutz Wood, Jester. Below: Incoming and outgoing officers of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club are pictured. Seated in the front row are incoming officers: Secretary Barbara Albert, President Joan Larson, Vice President Linda Dunn. In back are outgoing officers: Judi Lutz Woods, president; Mary Croxton, treasurer; Nicki Schoenl, vice president; and Mary Jane Covley Walker, secretary. Incoming Treasurer Harriet “Skeeter” Tower is not pictured.

Shakespeare Club celebrates bard’s birthday

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met recently at Manning’s Fireside Restaurant to mark the 453rd anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. The annual commemorative luncheon is a tradition that has been regularly observed throughout the club’s 131 — year history. The event follows the ...

Brooks Memorial Hospital Week activities announced

Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk has announced activities for Hospital Week. There will be a theme basket raffle in the Brooks’ lobby between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Support the hospital’s fund-raising efforts by purchasing one sheet of 25 tickets for ...

Community news briefs

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 meets Tuesday Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 monthly meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Post 62. Agenda items will include election of officers for 2018, election of delegates to the Department of NY American Legion Auxiliary Convention, distribution of poppies, ...

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Just between us

...Ian Thompson was selected as a member of this year’s U.S. Mid Atlantic Nordic Ski Team and competed with the team at U.S. National Nordic Skiing Championships in Lake Placid in March. The junior at Honeyoye Falls-Lima High School is the son of Richard and Kristine Thompson and the ...

Library sets May schedule

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library has announced the schedule of programs and events for May. Monday at 6 p.m.: Book discussion of Dunny Man’s Picnic: “A War Bride’s Journey,” by local author Diana Marie Fodero, who will be on hand to answer questions about her ...

Community news briefs

NCCC Ladies’ Auxiliary meeting May 10 Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mullet Street clubroom in Dunkirk. Members are asked to attend to discuss upcoming events. Hanover Post 148 holding spaghetti dinner ...

Indoor craft show set for May 13 and 14 at Fairgrounds

Looking for something to do for Mothers’ Day? The Pet Pantry is hosting an indoor craft show at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pamper Mom. Come shop for homemade ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured is Eason Hall during a previous Vintage Book & Paper Show.

Westfield Book and Paper Show is Saturday

WESTFIELD — The 2017 Vintage Book and Paper Show & Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield’s Eason Hall (23 Elm St.) on Saturday, May 6 and features a room full of dealers. Presented by the Chautauqua County Historical Society and organized by CCHS trustee and show ...

S.O.A.R. discusses issues, sets next meeting

The regular monthly meeting of S.O.A.R., Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, Chapter 4-1, was recently held at the Steelworkers Local 2693 Union Hall on E. Fourth Street in Dunkirk. Vice President Roger Calanni filled in for absent excused President Jim Bickhart, opened with the ...

Community Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 4 Knitting/Crocheting Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Everyone is invited to make items for community needs. Newcomers can learn skills. Bring a craft to work on, or meet new friends. $1 fee. Yarn donations are ...

WSCR presenting ‘Catapaloosa’ May 20

PORTLAND — Westfield Stray Cat Rescue will present “Catapaloosa” a celebration of cats on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Portland Baptist Church Hall. Come to this family-friendly event and find a “purrfect” companion! There will be a variety of shelter cats ...

Volunteer Appreciation Week showcases TRC’s involvement

JAMESTOWN — April 23 through 29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to recognize those millions of Americans, including thousands in Chautauqua County, who give their time to a cause close to their heart. As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to a community that’s ...

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The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will hold its seventh annual Garden Faire and plant sale on Saturday, May 20 at the village park (Main Street and Central Avenue) in Silver Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured is the gazebo in the park.

Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club to hold annual Garden Faire and plant sale

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club has announced that plans are underway for its seventh annual Garden Faire and plant sale. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the village park (Main Street and Central Avenue) in Silver Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. come ...

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Enjoying some chicken

OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan The east town of Dunkirk was a busy place during the fire department’s recent chicken barbecue. Patrons could either eat in or take out. Pictured are some of the patrons who chose to eat in.

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The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently heard a talk about the Cattaraugus Reservation region and British Lt. John Docksteder, given by Vince Martonis, town of Hanover historian. Pictured from left are Jim White, Martonis and Charles Sylvester.

SAR group hears from local historian

CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently heard a talk about the Cattaraugus Reservation region and British Lt. John Docksteder, given by Vince Martonis, town of Hanover historian. Martonis, a retired school teacher, noted that there is a ...