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Art Mobile at Ahira Hall Monday

BROCTON — The St. Bonaventure’s Quick Center Art Mobile will be at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton on Monday, Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Discover Alexander Calder, make world mobiles, learn new languages and explore the continents with hands-on activities. Call 792-9418 ...

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Road closure Newell Road at the intersection of Roberts Road in the town of Sheridan will be closed for a culvert replacement project today. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. and conclude until work is completed. South Dayton to hold National Night Out Today is South Dayton’s National ...

City woman charged in attempted theft, endangerment

LAKEWOOD — A Dunkirk woman has been charged with attempting to steal a purse and a variety of cosmetics with the help of her daughter from a department store. Lakewood-Busti Police report Krystle A. Hafner, 32, was charged with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child in an ...

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Blodgett, Pierce– Landas reunion The Blodgett and the Pierce–Landas family will hold a reunion on Saturday. This year will be the 143rd Blodgett and the 130th Pierce– Landas. The Blodgett and Pierce–Landas families include these family names: Blodgett; Pierce; Landas (Landers); ...

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Join Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday program at the Greystone Nature Preserve Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary in Fredonia. The Aug. 4 visit begins at 11 a.m., followed by an optional BYO lunch and conversation.

Visit Greystone Nature Preserve for Audubon’s Aug. 4 First Friday

Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday on Aug. 4 features an exploration of Greystone Nature Preserve’s Bat Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary. At the 11 a.m. event, bat biologist Jonathan Townsend will discuss the importance of conservation efforts on bats and birds, as well as the ...

CASA fundraiser a success

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County held their ninth annual Come to the Table fundraiser in May. Come to the Table is a unique table auction that attracts many community members to the event. This year featured over 25 tables, all decorated in different ...

2017 SRP Gemma Andersen

Help build a better world

Submitted Photo Families are invited to the Sinclairville Free Library on Monday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. for a “Build A Better World Family Night.” Come for an evening of fun as all work together to solve how a better world can be built through service and love for others. Bring the ...

Just between us

...Sarah M. Lindquist graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland on May 18, 2017 with a master of architecture degree. Sarah is the daughter of Daniel and Kathleen Meyers and granddaughter of Adeline Meyers of Westfield... ...Anna Austin of Fredonia, a junior biology major, ...

Issue of race remains prevalent, continues to hold back America

June 13 marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Loving vs. Virginia. It was through this ruling that interracial couples were allowed civil rights in American society, as intermarriage was previously punishable through jail time. It continued a process by which the ...

Community Picnic on Sunday at Wright Park

A “Living Out Loud” Community Picnic is planned for 3 p.m. at Wright Park in Dunkirk this summer. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy food and fun. The event is sponsored by Community Works. For details about donating or becoming a volunteer, contact Jeremy Soto at 467-8289, Jeanette Delgado ...

Waterman reunion Aug. 6

COLLINS — The Waterman family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at noon at the home of Pete and Carol Waterman, 13629 Jennings Road in Collins, 1/2 mile north of Route 39. Hosts are Ruth Hager, Ginny Yaworsky and Rose Leveque. Family members are invited to join the annual family reunion. ...

DHS summer swimming change

There is one change to the Dunkirk High School summer swim program. The Family Open Swim sessions are being adjusted from: Session 1 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Session 2 - 2:30 to 4 p.m. to just one session. The new Family Open Swim session is: Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost stays ...

Paul and Janet Odell Memorial Scholarship event set for Aug. 5

WESTFIELD — The Paul and Janet Odell Memorial Scholarship will hold its inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Moore Park/Eason Hall in Westfield. The event will feature a chicken barbecue, kids’ activities, a ticket auction and a 50/50 raffle as well as musical ...

Library part of summer reading program

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Free Library is taking part in the Build a Better World summer reading program Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Patrons can log in their summer reading and have fun along the way. With questions, call 296-1005 or stop by. Summer ...

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Members of the Sons of the American Revolution were in Cherry Creek for the annual parade.

SAR chapter learns more about France’s General Lafayette

CASSADAGA — Recently, Steve Boothe, president of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, gave a talk about the second phase of General Gilbert du Motier Lafayette’s life — “Lafayette, The Rest of the Story.” In 1782, following his military service with ...

Bike safety clinic to be held Tuesday at Silver Creek ball park

SILVER CREEK — Working to “Build a Better World,” three local organizations are working together to educate local youth about the importance of bicycle safety. Anderson-Lee Library, Spoke Folk, and the village of Silver Creek Recreation invite interested youth and their families to the ...

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Pictured are the WNY Alumni Drum Corps officers. Pictured in front from left are Carl Vullo, Dave Fridmann and Jack Kujawa. Pictured in back are Jon Fridmann, Joe Latona, Mary Fridmann and John Waterman. Not pictured: Bob Dopler.

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps announces new officers

Following the sad loss of their leader and Corps Director, Robert A. Teclaw, it was necessary for the Alumni Corps to appoint some new officers. The corps will continue to follow Teclaw’s vision as a family-style drum corps. Business Manager Jack Kujawa added, “we’re all going to miss ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 installs 2017-18 officers

An informal dinner meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 was called to order by President Audrey Miga on Tuesday, June 13 at the Fireside Manor. Chaplain Lucinda Simp-son read the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Miga and recited by those in attendance. Treasurer Kyle ...

Library accepting donations for benefit auction

WESTFIELD — Patterson Library is now taking donations for its benefit auction and chicken barbecue dinner. The library will be accepting antiques, baked goods, furniture, services, collectibles and more. The auction will take place at Eason Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The preview and ...