Community News

NCCF announces Sept. 1 grants deadline

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting “Letters of Interest” from local nonprofits for the fall Community Benefit Grants Program until September 1, 2018, at 4 p.m. Grant proposals must efficiently and effectively address identified community needs or encourage ...

Community Calendar

TODAY Dunkirk Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine), Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Ruggles Street side. Offering fresh fruits, vegetables and preserves, free-range beef, pork, rabbit, chicken, eggs; baked goods, hot and frozen pierogi; homemade soaps, shampoos and ...

Community notebook

Cross Roads Market 21st Anniversary Bash set for July 28 Cross Roads Market will hold its 21st Anniversary Bash on Saturday, July 28. The day features a basket raffle that benefits the Westfield Goldenhawks along with a FREE Community Yard Sale! The event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with ...

Rita Szot celebrates her 90th birthday

Rita Szot of Lord Street, Dunkirk, was recently honored with a brunch to celebrate her 90th birthday. She is active in the Blessed Mary Angela Fatima Society, the Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society and the Dunkirk Senior Center. She is the mother of Ron Szot of Dunkirk and Carol Szot Batt ...

A proper disposal

A ceremony for proper disposal of U.S. flags was held by Cassadaga Legion Memorial Post 1280 assisted by Cub and Boy scouts from Pack and Troop 219. The ceremony disposed of many flags in accordance with the US Flag code.

NYS FFA contests’ pre-registration now open

SENECA FALLS — Pre-registration is now open for both the 2018 NYS FFA Welding Competition and the 2018 NYS FFA Tractor Driving Safety Competition. Both events will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls. Students may also register at the ...

Meals on Wheels Menu

July hot noon meal 9 Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, potato salad, fresh fruit 10 Chicken drumsticks, scalloped potatoes, California vegetables, bread, yogurt 11 Two manicotti w/sauce, spinach, garlic roll, grape juice, pudding 12 Souper chicken, rice pilaf, carrots, fruit cup, muffin 13 ...

Pinochle Scores

Share & Care Seniors pinochle Tuesday’s Best June26 1. Betty Donovan 666 2. Anthony Grisanti 649 3. Kathy Kamery 642 double pinochle: Betty Donovan peanuts: Birdie L. Walczak Birdie’s Bidders June 28 1. Kathy Kamery 646 2. Duane Peterson 591 3. Ed ...

Silver Creek Class of 1948 plans reunion

SILVER CREEK — Does 70 sound like a good round number? Well, that is what will be celebrated at the Silver Creek High School Class of 1948’s reunion luncheon, to be held at the Colony Restaurant on Sunday afternoon on Aug. 12. Read closely, classmates, because the date has been changed. ...

Chautauqua County VFW Council elected

Recently the Silver Creek VFW Post 6472 hosted the Chautauqua County VFW convention. The following were elected to the Chautauqua County Council VFW for 2018-2019. Standing(L-R) Jim McInally (Installing Officer), Dan Kell (Adjutant), Frank Riscille (Trustee), Tom Rabb (Chaplain),Richard Henry ...

Community Spirit: Dunkirk Class of 2018 conducts senior sweep

The 2018 Senior Sweep was held on Wednesday, June 20th with approximately 70 students from the DHS Class of 2018 participating. “This event is one that I always look forward to hosting.” Mayor Wilfred Rosas said. “To see our young people get involved and show pride in the appearance of ...

County earns clean energy community designation

Chautauqua County recently announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally. Announced by Gov. Cuomo in August ...

Josie’s trip to Gowanda

There’s always memories of places that you’ve been to often, one being work, and for Josie, a jaunt back to the village of Gowanda found her meeting past acquaintances. Josie Christopher’s impromptu trip turned into something much more. It all started with an informal, last-minute ...

Caregiver receives award

On May 24, Virginia “Ginny” Hill was awarded the Caregiver Appreciation Award at the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day which took place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. She was nominated by Chautauqua Adult Day Services. Ginny first opened her home ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary installs its 2018-19 officers

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary recently held its 2018-2019 officer installation banquet at the Stockton Hotel with 15 members and one guest attending. Chaplain Paula Pattison gave the opening prayer, and the ladies enjoyed a great dinner and conversation. After dinner, President ...

Thule Lodge celebrates summer birthdays

BEMUS POINT – Summer birthdays were celebrated at the recent Thule Lodge meeting. Thule Lodge, located at 4123 Pancake Hill Road, is the Swedish organization formed 111 years ago in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area to help the Swedish immigrants settle in the United States. Today, the lodge ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club celebrates 2017-18 year with picnic

Fredonia Shakespeare Club members celebrated the conclusion of the 2017–2018 year with an annual picnic at The Lanford House. Seventeen current members were in attendance. Following the luncheon served by the in-coming officers, out-going president Joan Larson thanked her fellow officers for ...

Community news brief

Dunkirk Lodge 89 Loyal Order of Moose The 2018-19 Board of Officers were introduced to the membership at the monthly lodge meeting held on Tuesday, June 26th. The officers include: Matt Pokoj, Governor; Robert Collins, Junior Governor; Mark Lawrence, Treasurer; John Pokoj, Administrator; Mike ...