Community News

Cassadaga Historian speaks at Heritage Village

GERRY — John Sipos, Cassadaga historian and town of Stockton Historian was the recent speaker in a “Heritage” series at the Heritage Village Campus in Gerry. Sipos has been the village historian of Cassadaga for 14 years, and was recently appointed the town of Stockton historian. Sipos ...

NCCS announces academic honor students

Mrs. Jenny Tilaro, Principal of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (NCCS), recently announced the names of students who achieved Academic Honors for the third quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a Grade Point Average of 94 to 100 percent, ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club celebrates 50th year

For the April meeting of the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club, the ladies of the club met at the Fireside Restaurant in Van Buren for their annual Installation of Officers Banquet. This year, however, the chairwoman, Sallie Muscato and Sue Alonge, chose to honor the 50th year of the Club’s ...

Post 62 slates May happenings

President Audrey Miga called the April 10 meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 to order. Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. Those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution. Secretary Patty Ambrose read the minutes from the March ...

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi news

Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening, April 24 at Manning’s Fireside Manor for their annual Founder’s Day Celebration and dinner. President Roxanne Fisk welcomed everyone to the observance of the 87th anniversary of the founding of Beta ...

Order of Eastern Star holds combined meeting

FORESTVILLE — Forestville OES 247 and Silver Chapter 288 held a combined district meeting at Masonic Hall, 22 Main St., Forestville April 16 at 7:30 p.m. with Katrina Hughes presiding. Members welcomed MW Lynne M. Schmitt, NYS OES Grand Matron for 2018, Mary Prue, District Deputy Grand Matron ...

Experience a Western U.S. Trek at Audubon’s May 4 First Friday

JAMESTOWN — What would a person experience while walking 3,600 miles through much of the wilderness of the western United States? Jake Prindle-Cassidy did just that from March to October last year. His presentation “A Walk Across the West” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First ...

Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 news

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently held their meeting. The meeting was held in short form. The Auxiliary received a thank you card from Cub Scout pack 206 for their donation. Information on the district convention May 18 to 20 was read, also the department convention was ...

May 5 is Audubon Birdathon for Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

JAMESTOWN – Go birding – or make a pledge to someone who does – to support Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) and a local student. On Saturday, May 5, join the Audubon Education Staff and their friends to see as many birds as possible on Birdathon 2018, a one-day-only bird count ...

Observe professionals banding birds at Audubon

JAMESTOWN — Bird banding is an age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds. On Saturday mornings from April 28 through May 19, join ornithologists at Audubon Community Nature Center to observe them banding birds. Drop in any time between 7 and 11 a.m. to ...

Songbird Migration Tour takes flight Saturday

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Lake Erie Bird Club invite the public to celebrate the National Audubon Society’s “Year of the Bird” by attending our Northern Chautauqua County Songbird Migration Tour on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., starting on the Central Avenue Pier in ...

Forestville Eastern Star sets dinner, breakfasts

On Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (or until sold out) Forestville Eastern Star will host a public chicken and biscuit dinner at the Masonic Hall, 22 Main St. The cost is $10 for adults or $8 for children. The menu includes chicken and biscuit, vegetable, salad, beverage, and dessert. Everyone ...

Exhibit highlights 200 years of Erie Canal

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library announces that a traveling exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the Erie Canal is on display at the library through Monday. The display is accompanied by an e-tablet kiosk for access to the online part of the exhibition. The exhibit was ...

Villenova Cemetery clean up is Saturday

SOUTH DAYTON — The Villenova Burial Association has set Saturday at 10 a.m. as Spring Cleanup Day at the Villenova Cemetery on Cemetery Road. Volunteers will be raking, trimming and picking up tree branches and trash, etc. to get the cemetery ready for mowing season. Wear gloves, bring rakes ...

Basket of Easter cheer

With kind and generous support from community and friends, the Sheridan Historical Society recently held an Easter fund-raiser event. The winner of the large basket, lotto tickets and gift cards was Sheridan Postal clerk Shelly Odebralski, pictured above.

Share and Care Seniors plan Spring Fling

The Share and Care Seniors organization will have its Spring Fling on Saturday at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Fredonia. At 11:30 a.m., social hour begins with bingo and cards. A buffet dinner is scheduled for noon. Admission is $8 per person. Make checks payable to: Share & ...

State grand matron visits Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Mount Sinai Mecca Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star was privileged to have the leading officer of the State of New York at their meeting on April 2, in Jamestown. Lynne Schmitt, Grand Matron of New York state, is visiting Districts throughout the state. Geraldine Yauchzy, ...

Poet, publisher to visit Sinclairville

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library presents “Never Stop Asking for Poems,” a poetry reading by Michael Czarnecki, on Thursday at 6 p.m. Local poets are invited to read from their works at the beginning of the reading. A poetry writing workshop at 3:30 p.m. will precede the ...

Community news

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association meeting set for Tuesday STOCKTON — The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the CCAEA Club grounds, Cemetery Road, Stockton. Plans will be discussed for Plow Days on May 12. All ...