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Girl Scout Troop 20158 holding fundraiser

Submitted Photo Girl Scout Troop 20158 will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. All tickets are $6 and include pancakes, bacon and choice of coffee, tea, juice or milk. Feel free to bring a ...

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Dementia-related behaviors subject of presentation at Barker Library Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services is offering a presentation on Dementia Related Behaviors. Changes in your loved one can be hard to understand. It can be overwhelming. Each new day brings new challenges. ...

Memorial Unit 62 makes donations

President Audrey Miga called the meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 to order on Tuesday, Nov. 14. In the Chaplain’s absence, Dawn Ransom read the opening prayer. Those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution. Secretary Pat Ambrose read the ...

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CVCS Key Club helps out Red Cross

Pictured is Justin Axelson, Disaster Program specialist from the Western NY Chapter of the Red Cross receiving a check in the amount of $150 from Cassadaga Valley Key Club Vice President Cailean Woods. The school’s Key Club held a dance in early September to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey. ...

NCCCA schedules annual meeting

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. in Fredonia. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased club members. Beaver Club President ...

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Family Math Night held in Brocton

Submitted Photo Family Math Night was held in Brocton and hosted by the SUNY Fredonia Department of Mathematical Services on the evening of Oct. 24. Students who are in Pre-K through 8th grade and their family came dressed in their favorite Halloween costume to participate in this event. ...

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Food Pantry receives donation

Submitted Photo The Cassadaga Food Pantry was the recent recipient of 1,075 food items collected by workers and staff of the Cassadaga Wind Project. Those involved in this generous donation were: employees of IEA Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives, White Construction and members of ...

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Just between us

...Former Dunkirk resident Thomas Jakubiec, a 1968 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Findlay for 2017. Jakubiec has had a diverse and passionate commitment to Findlay College/University of Findlay for nearly 50 years, from ...

Tradition Fest 2017 provided opportunity to learn

Tradition Fest 2017, a showcase of beauty, wonder, and traditions of community and family caring, was presented Nov. 4, at Dunkirk High School by the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County and the Dunkirk City School District. Close to 500 guests experienced the traditional folk ...

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Winter Village at CHQ ready MAYVILLE — Winter Village at CHQ begins this weekend and continues Fridays 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 31. Visit the Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza for holiday lights on the plaza, shopping, beverages and snacks ...

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Pictured from left are July Cole, Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club president; Lion George Watson and John Banach, current Lion and former district governor.

George Watson awarded Robert J. Uplinger Award by Dunkirk Fredonia Lions

Lion George Watson was award the 2017 recipient of the Robert J. Uplinger Award. Established in 1993, the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding Lions and non-Lions who perform exemplary service to a club, district or community. These honorees possess the highest ...

Tree of Lights Remembrance Project and Tree Lighting Dec. 1

The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its “Tree of Lights” community-wide non-denominational remembrance project. Brochures have been mailed inviting the public to participate in this fund-raiser. Contributors can donate in memory of or in ...

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Pictured are authors Don Dowling, Jenean Roth, Judy Shuler, Dave Holzwasser, Betsy Furman and Michele Meleen who will participate in Saturday’s Write Here Write Now Author Showcase at the Brocton American Legion John Dill Post 434, 110 W. Main St.

Write Here Write Now Author Showcase on Saturday

BROCTON — Write Now Writers Group’s mission is to foster ambition, talent, and pursuit of the art of writing. In this effort, they published an anthology last year, “HERE, In This Time or Place.” Six contributing authors share stories, some fiction, non-fiction, poems, and more. All ...

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At left: Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 Commander Jim Lemanski is thanked for Post 62’s donation to help with county Legion projects by Chautauqua County Commander Paul Oyer.

Post 62 makes donation for County Legion projects

The Chautauqua County American Legion held their October meeting at the Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62. The dinner meeting was a joint meeting with the Chautauqua County American Legion Auxiliary and the Chautauqua County Sons of the American Legion. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion ...

Library collecting for Silver Creek Food Pantry and Toys for Tots

SILVER CREEK — During this holiday season, Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek will have collection boxes available for donations to the Silver Creek Food Pantry and Toys for Tots. Patrons are invited to drop off items during library hours. Library hours are Monday ...

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Ahira Hall Library workshop Exploring the Culture of India: Diwali, The Festival of Lights set for Saturday BROCTON — Ahira Hall Library LARC program will present “Exploring the Culture of Inda: Diwali, The Festival of Lights,” this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library, ...

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Lakeshore Humane Society to hold ‘Picture Your Pet With Santa’ fundraiser The Lakeshore Humane Society’s annual “Picture Your Pet With Santa” fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk. ...

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Stockton Fire Department turkey party STOCKTON — The Stockton Fire Department turkey party will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. It features fresh birds, not frozen. Door prizes and free refreshments are offered. This year’s event is one night only. Fredonia Food Pantry open Saturday On ...

Sinclairville Free Library plans open house Tuesday

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library invites library supporters and patrons to an Open House on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to say “Thank You” for their donations, volunteer hours and patronage of the library. Entertainment will be provided by the Cassadaga Valley Advanced Chorus, with ...

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Zumbathon raises funds for ALS research

Submitted Photo On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Chautauqua County community teamed up for a Zumbathon fund-raiser at St. Hedwig’s social center in Dunkirk to help raise funds and find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The theme for the Zumbathon was “Together we dance to find a ...