Community News

Youth Symphony receives grants from Community Foundation

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) announced that it has received two grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The awards from the Blossom Fund are for honorariums for CRYS Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode and the professional ...

4-H announces 7th annual Green Tie Affair

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce the 7th Annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a basket raffle and bake ...

Westfield recreation announces upcoming events

The Westfield Recreation Department announces the following events: PICKLEBALL ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT EASON HALL The adult pick-up pickleball group meets on Monday evenings at Eason Hall from 7-9 p.m. Participants do not need to sign up, they can just show up to play. There are a few spare ...

January Computer Classes offered at the Dunkirk Public Library

Basic Computers: Jan. 7, 9,11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Android Smartphones Basics: Jan. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: Jan. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. I-Phone Basics: Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. Hour of Code: Jan. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pandora/ Spotify: ...

Brooks-TLC Dynamic duo takes center stage

The Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. infection control team of Lisa Barone, BSN, RN, CIC, director of infection control, and Theresa Schrantz, LPN, CIC, employee health coordinator, is well-known throughout the hospital system for doing an impressive job keeping patients and staff free from ...

See some of WNY’s most beautiful land at Audubon’s First Friday

JAMESTOWN — The Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York (NSSWNY) has preserved significant habitats since 1934 to protect rare species and sites of geological importance. On Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m., at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, naturalist Jacqueline ...

Brown Bag Creative Club inaugural gathering at Audubon

JAMESTOWN — At this beginning of a new year, two area artists are joining forces to start new habits and traditions, initiating an opportunity for creative individuals to meet and grow together beginning Thursday, Jan. 3. Kimberly Turner and Patricia Spicer invite creatives of all ...

Girl Scouts visit St. Stephen’s Cafe

Troop 20264 recently visited a new local coffee shop in the Brocton area, the St. Stephen’s Cafe, formerly known as St. Stephen’s Hotel. They learned about the coffee bean, took a tour and help make a frozen hot chocolate mocha.

Lakeshore Humane Society holds weekly open hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society will begin holding weekly open hours at its adoption center, each Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. This will give the public a consistent mid-week opportunity to meet the cats and dogs in need of caring homes, as well as ask questions and see the facility. The ...

18th annual CASAC poster contest announced

“The Choices You Make Are What Make You” is the theme for the 2019 poster contest sponsored by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC). All Chautauqua County students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to participate in the contest and design a poster that expresses this ...

Car seat safety tips to keep your child safe

You hope your child’s car safety seat will never see its intended purpose. Who wants to envision a horrible wreck involving your most prized possessions? But your choice and proper use of these devices — according to age, weight and height — is critical for ensuring your children’s ...

Ham radio classes to start Jan. 19

PROS and CCARET will hold General and Extra classes starting on Jan. 19. This runs for 8 weeks from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a break during the class for lunch. Attendees can either bring a sack lunch or run into the village for a sandwich. Classes will be at Bertrand Chaffee ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club enjoys annual Christmas banquet

Twinkling lights, Christmas carols, the scent of evergreens and toys for children were all part of the holiday festivities when the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club held their annual Christmas banquet at the Fireside Restaurant in Van Buren in December. The Christmas spirit of sharing was ...

North Collins shows off new makerspace room

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins community finally got a chance to see the brand-new makerspace room recently, dubbed the Imaginarium, at a grand opening celebration held at the high school. The ribbon-cutting included local dignitaries including North Collins Town Supervisor John ...

Rotary does greeting card project

Westfield-Mayville Rotarian Sheila Chapman puts the finishing touches on 175 holiday greeting cards for Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels recipients and 43 cards for residents of the WCA Home in Fredonia. Chapman led a group of her fellow Rotarians in a service project to provide these and ...

Audubon Center sets New Year’s Eve blood drive

JAMESTOWN — The public is invited to welcome the New Year by giving the gift of life. Twice a year, Audubon Community Nature Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive. This year the holiday drive is New Year’s Eve day, Monday, Dec. 31, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. After filling ...

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club performs

“Cafe Murder” was a huge success. Miss Heidi’s Drama Club performed “Cafe Murder” in front of a full house recently. This group is a non-profit community group that was started two years ago in South Dayton. A huge thank you to our parents, Lloyd Scharf, The Free Methodist Church, ...

Westfield’s Monday Night Club celebrates Christmas, friendship

WESTFIELD — The club’s annual holiday party was held at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield and hosted by members Tina Winslow and Marilyn Emery. The ladies enjoyed a delicious dinner as well as a lively social hour. Westfield’s Monday Night Club has a slogan that might be a ...

Audubon Exclusives great for holiday giving and receiving

JAMESTOWN — Still looking for that special holiday gift for someone who has everything? Or maybe someone is asking you what you would like from them this season? Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) may have the answer for you: Consider one of their Audubon Exclusives that would make a ...