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Participants in the veterans program at Heritage Village are pictured. First row, left to right: Wayne Moller, US Army, 1961 to 1963, Ft. Hood, Texas; Bill Graves, US Navy, 1945 to 1947, South Pacific; Hank Storms, US Army, 1951 to 1952, Germany. Back row, left to right: SAR members Doug Arters, Jim White, Frank Stow and Jeff Crossley.

SAR members present veterans program at Heritage Village

GERRY — For Veterans Day, members of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a program for the residents of the upper campus, Heritage Village, honoring veterans. SAR members participating were Doug Arters, Jeff Crossley, Frank Stow, Jim White and ...

Reservations for CIAO’s Sunday meal need to be made by today

All members and their guests are invited to share in the joy of CIAO family, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Liberty Cafe in Fredonia. The cost is $20 per person, with a cash bar. RSVP is required by today at 6 p.m. Those who make a reservation are asked to honor it as CIAO is charged for every ...

S.O.A.R. holding Christmas gathering on Thursday

Local Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, S.O.A.R., recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on E. Fourth Street in Dunkirk. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased members. Secretary ...

Angola holiday festivities set to begin on Thursday

ANGOLA — Several special events are planned in Angola including a free concert, Christmas tree lighting and carols and Christmas in the Village. On Thursday 7 at 7 p.m., there will be a free Italian Christmas concert featuring The Formula Band at the New Angola Theater. Concert-goers can ...

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Free children’s Christmas party Saturday Christ Community Church is holding a free Christmas party for area children on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will feature ornament crafts, cookie decorating, lunch and games. Said Shelley Brautigam, children’s ministry ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds monthly meeting

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with 15 members attending, including six officers. President Pat Hayward opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary Preamble and a moment of silence for our ...

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The Checkers Show will be at Anderson-Lee Library on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The Checkers Show coming to Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek will welcome The Checkers Show on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The Checkers Show is a high-energy entertainment experience featuring Checkers and his amazing inventions and characters. The show also includes marvelous ...

The CMHS-DHS Classes of 1968 holding reunion meeting today

The combined reunion committee for the 1968 graduating classes from Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High Schools will meet today to continue planning the 50th reunion at 6:30 p.m. at Rookie’s on the Lake. All classmates are welcome to attend the committee meeting.

Chautauqua County Historical Society Holiday Open House set for Dec. 10

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McClurg Mansion, Moore Park, Routes 394 and 20, Westfield. The afternoon will feature music by the McClurg Street String Band, (music students from Westfield Academy ...

December computer classes at the Dunkirk Public Library

The Dunkirk Public Library is offering computer classes this month. December computer classes offered will be held at the Dunkirk Public Library and are listed. Registration is required for all classes. Contact the library at 366-2511. Digitally Organizing your Holidays (Webinar): Dec. 4 ...

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21 East Bookstore holds college open mic night

21 East Bookstore is a volunteer-based organization that sells books at low cost in order to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County, to provide financial support for its tutoring programs. The bookstore has been hosting special Open Mic Nights with Fredonia's English Honors Society, ...

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The seven member organizations of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County are presenting wonderful entertainment opportunities this holiday season. Pictured are members of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet performing The Nutcracker, as they will on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in downtown Jamestown’s Reg Lenna Civic Center.

United Arts Appeal organizations offering varied holiday fare

JAMESTOWN — Nothing adds to the celebration of the season like experiencing a live holiday performance. United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) member organizations are contributing to the festivities with a number of exciting opportunities. Two UAA members are teaming up for a ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary sets events

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently held a meeting in short form with President Pat Rabb presiding. Minutes were read and approved by Robin Richmond. Items discussed were as follows, the children’s Christmas party will be held Dec. 10 from 10 until noon. Sign up at the ...

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Lion Joann Ehrhardt was awarded 2017 Lion of the Year. Pictured from left are: Judy Cole, Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club president; and John Banach, current Lion and former district governor.

Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club awards Lion of the Year

Lion Joann Ehrhardt was awarded 2017 Lion of the Year. The Lion of the Year Award is given to a recipient who has demonstrated the spirit, the ethics of "We Serve" in dealing with the club, other people and the community. Lion Joann has been a member of the Dunkirk Fredonia Lions since 2015. ...

Villenova Grange planning pancake brunch for Sunday

SOUTH DAYTON — The Villenova Grange will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Balcom Corners, Routes 83 and 322, South Dayton. The cost is $8 large, $7 small.

Valley Historical Society scheduled to meet Tuesday

STOCKTON — The Valley Historical Society will meet for the annual Christmas meeting and dinner on Tuesday at the South Stockton Wayside Chapel at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own drink and table service. After the dinner, the election of officers for ...

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Bob Sutehall stands next to the hand-crafted, antique-style washstand he made and has donated for the Friends of the  Anderson-Lee Library Holiday Raffle taking place in December.

Raffle to benefit library

SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its Annual December Raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of an iPad with 128 GB by the ...

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Quiet places to read are at the library.

Sinclairville Free Library Extravaganza Party planned for Monday

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library invites the public to a Library Extravaganza Party to be held at the library on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is designed to promote the many free activities that are available at the local library. Refreshments will be served, and there ...

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Post 1280 donates to county Veterans Van

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 generously donated $1,000 to the Chautauqua County Veterans Van. The County Veterans Van is operated by CARTS under the direction of the Chautauqua County Veteran Service Agency, and transports county veterans to and from the Buffalo VA ...

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Exempts’ efforts help out Fredonia PBA

The Dunkirk Exempts made a $500 donation to the Fredonia PBA for their annual Holiday Basket Project. It is a great pleasure that the officers and members are able to help those who are in need at this time of the year. Taking part in the donation are as follows, from left to right: Olivia ...