Community News

Sheridan Happy Seniors not meeting Friday

Sheridan Happy Seniors will not meet this Friday, April 14. The next meeting will be Friday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Town Hall. With questions, call Joanne Martin at 934-3458.

Slovenian Club indoor sale Saturday

GOWANDA — The Slovenian Club of Gowanda, located at 36 Palmer St., is hosting its annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A large number of vendors displaying a variety of bargains and treasures including antiques, collectibles, candy, jewelry, crafts and household items. ...

Collins Public Library sets events

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library has set its schedule of events for April. Adult events Quilting with Florence takes place Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Movie Saturdays! Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m., the movie stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol. ...

Sinclairville Library schedules poetry reading today

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library, located at 15 Main St. in Sinclairville, has announced several events for the rest of April. Today at 6 p.m., members of the Sinclairville Free Library’s Write Circle will read selections from their published poetry and works in process. A ...

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Silver Creek goes Bald for Bucks

Eight Silver Creek students and one faculty member went Bald for Bucks recently. Altogether the nine participants raised $1,861 for cancer research and technology. Social studies teacher Jessica Chojecki organized the event, with Richard Miller of Carline’s donating his time to come and shave ...

Community News Briefs

Forestville UMC will host Tenebrae Service FORESTVILLE — Forestville United Methodist Church will host a Tenebrae Service on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This special worship service has its origins in the twelfth century and includes Holy Communion, hymns, and readings that portray Christ’s ...

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Officers of the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club for 2017 were installed at the annual banquet held at Shorewood Country Club. Left  to right: Janet Centner, president; Penelope Deakin, vice president; Sue Drag, treasurer; and Judy Kawski, secretary.

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club installs 2017 officers

On a gray, cloudy, spring evening in April, members of the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club gathered at the luxurious Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk for their annual Installation of Officers Spring Banquet. After an informal meet-and-greet event, the ladies proceeded to the spacious dining room ...

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Author Kim Rambacher will be at the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek on today and the Dunkirk Public Library on Thursday for a book signing and presentation.

Presentation and book signing at local libraries

SILVER CREEK — Today, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will host a presentation and book signing by local resident and author Kim Rambacher. In his book, “Miracle Marcia,” Rambacher shares not only the story of his wife’s long illness with breast cancer, but the ...

Photo club to learn low-light photography

JAMESTOWN — Learn about low-light photography at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club’s meeting on Thursday. Featured presenter is Chad Ecklof, who writes the “Let’s Talk Photography” column for the Jamestown Post-Journal. Ecklof’s website is www.ecklof.com, or find him ...

OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan

Girls Scouts planning anniversary event

Girl Scouts of Western New York recently hosted a tea in Falconer for area Girl Scout alumnae. Pictured left to right are: Donna Brisky and Donna Banach, both of Dunkirk; Joanne Zdrojewski, girl experience specialist in the Jamestown Service Center; and Lisa Campbell of Panama. The Western New ...

Upcoming dates and events for the Order of the Eastern Star

FORESTVILLE — Upcoming dates for Order of the Eastern Star include: April 11: Forestville Past Matrons at Mary Prue’s 7 p.m.; April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Forestville Chapter regular meeting; April 19: Mary Prue’s visit to Acacia; April 30 at noon: an Irish-themed public dinner with Irish ...

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Shown is Elsie Livermore at the recent Valley Historical Society maple sugar party heating the maple syrup to 232 degrees.

VHS holds maple sugar party

SINCLAIRVILLE — Members and guests of the Valley Historical Society met recently at the South Stockton Wayside Chapel Fellowship Hall for the annual maple sugar party. This is the opening meeting of the historical group which had taken a winter recess. Each person present was given a bowl ...

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Circle of Love members assembling booklet

A recent gathering was held at Katerina’s to support and promote an upcoming booklet being assembled with the connections and memories by the Circle of Love members, with Rich Goodman as guest speaker on the “Incredible Beliefs We All Share.”

Submitted Photo: Dunkirk Public Works Department volunteers during March for Meals are pictured. From left: Steve Zatorski, Bill Kuras, Doug Owen, Jim Meyer, Pat Begier, Mayor Willie Rosas, Bob Bankoski, Jim Ganey, Al Pacos, D-F Meals on Wheels; Tim Gotowka and Ray Abramowicz.

MOW volunteers ride in style during annual March for Meals

Several Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels volunteers recently got to “relax and enjoy the ride” as they fulfilled their daily deliveries of tasty, nutritious meals to area seniors. The volunteers, along with Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas, were chauffeured in style as they tooled around ...

Community news briefs

DHS Class of 1972 planning reunion The Dunkirk High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion on Aug. 5 at Rookies, 19 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk. Anyone interested is asked to notify rpleg@hotmail.com or johnlakas@hotmail.com. Sunday Family Breakfast moved up Due to Easter ...

Pinochle scores

Share & Care Seniors Tuesday’s Best March 28 1. Betty Korzeniewski 671 2. Jeanne Hauser 630 3. Betty Donovan 626 4. Lester Fuller 598 Peanuts: Duane Peterson Birdie’s Bidders March 30 1. Gene Pauszek 644 2. Ed Long 643 3. Jeanne Hauser 574 4. Joni ...

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Bonilla to present talk at incubator Arts & Business Luncheon Series

Artist Raymond Bonilla, State University of New York at Fredonia alumnus and adjunct faculty member, will be speaking as a part of the Arts & Business Luncheon Series at the Fredonia Technology Incubator today. Bonilla will talk about how business connects to being a professional artist ...

The Conversation Project: End of life wishes discussion

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Alzheimer’s Services is partnering with Erie County Medical Center and bringing a “Lunch and Learn” program to area residents interested in learning more about having THAT conversation with their family members about end of life wishes. “The Conversation ...