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Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary getting ready for busy season

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its April meeting on Tuesday, April 10 with 15 members attending, including seven officers and one junior member. President Pat Hayward opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary Preamble, and a moment of ...

Local residents honored at Mount Mercy Academy

BUFFALO — Principal Margaret Staszak announced several special honors for the Class of 2018 at the school’s recent Third Quarter Honors Assembly. One of the honors that was revealed was the seniors with the top 10 overall academic averages. Local residents on the list of top 10 students ...

Fredonia Grange No.1 marks 150 years

From left: Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, National Grange President Betsy Huber, Fredonia Grange No. 1 President Mark Mackey and Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello, cut the cake, donated by Tops Market, during the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Fredonia Grange No.1 on ...

Impeachment? Not so fast

JAMESTOWN — On April 17 the League of Women Voters and members of the public at large heard Professor James Hurtgen speak at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown on the criteria for impeachment of a president. Professor Hurtgen’s main point was that impeachment should be set in motion with ...

Anderson-Lee has new director

The Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek recently held a welcome reception for the new Library Director, Tyler Annis. Annis has brought many new and exciting programs and offerings to the Anderson-Lee Library. In addition to traditional library services, patrons can use the Foundation Directory ...

Fredonia Food Pantry open Saturday

On Saturday, The Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food. Number of ...

Sponsors sought for Mr. Silver Creek fundraiser

SILVER CREEK — A unique benefit event slated for June aims to help support two worthy causes — a student fighting cancer and music education in the village. The Silver Creek Cheer Team is preparing to host the inaugural Mr. Silver Creek-Battle of the Bros event Friday, June 1 at 6 p.m. in ...

‘They marched for us – let’s walk for them’ on Saturday

SINCLAIRVILLE — The eleventh annual state-wide American Legion event “They marched for us – let’s walk for them” is planned for Saturday, April 21. The local Chautauqua County walk, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary, will take place at the Cassadaga ...

Troop 20173 Junior Girl Scouts earn First Aid badge during trip to WMH

Junior Girl Scouts from Westfield’s Troop 20173 are really going places. The girls traveled to Westfield Memorial Hospital recently to work on their First Aid badge. As Brownies, the girls had learned some basics of first aid. Now these Juniors went into more depth about keeping a wound ...

Sheridan Historical Society to meet April 30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Historical Society will hold a trustees’ meeting Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society building on the corner of Route 20 and Center Road. Quarterly business and plans for Memorial weekend will be discussed. For details, call 672-2201 or 785-1403.

Girl Scout Troop 20237 visits ArtDen Designs

Dunkirk Girl Scout Troop 20237 toured ArtDen Designs, located 10614 Brigham Road, Dunkirk, on Sunday, April 8. Dennis Johnson, owner of Artden, showed the troop the process to screen print t-shirts, from the designing on the computer to screen printing. The girls were able to actually screen ...

Man who saved D-Day turns 100

BROCTON — Frank Nicosia, born April 12, 1918, celebrated his 100th birthday at a get-together of about 60 people in Brocton at the John W. Dill American Legion Post 434. Several Chautauqua County American Legion officers and area post commanders attended to honor Frank for his birthday and ...

Genealogical Society set to meet

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will meet today in the Steele Room of the Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Norman Carlson will explain his uses of the 1850 census. In his words: "Here's the story. Doing Busti for Wayne's 1850 census extraction I started making notes about ...

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West Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department begins truck fund raffle The West Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for a truck fund raffle. The prize is a CFMoto CFORCE 500 with plow package and trailer. Persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and the winner must present ...

Creative sewing program starts Wednesday

Have you ever wanted to create something really special with fabric, but had no idea where to begin? Now you can.. The CREATE Project is pleased to present the “Creative Sewing Program” held at the West Courtney Street Community Center, at the end of Maple Avenue (off West Courtney ...

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Cassadaga Legion Post 1280 barbecue, dance and karaoke set CASSADAGA — Cassadaga Legion Post 1280 will hold a barbecue, dance and karaoke on Saturday, April 21 at Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. 5 to 6 p.m. will be cocktail and beer specials. From 6 p.m. until sold out, a chicken and ...

Laona egg hunt a success despite the weather

The annual Laona Egg Hunt was held on March 30. There was an average turn-out considering the weather. Many eggs were found and baskets given out to at least 45 kids and the parents. The bunny raffle was a good success. Evie Sievert and committee want to thank everyone for coming. The proceeds ...