Community News

Valley Historical Society elects officers for 2019

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society, located at the corner of Main and Lester streets in the village, was established in 1977 by the late John and Ruth Smith, and Rev. John Rough to preserve the history of the Cassadaga Valley area. One year later, the museum building was purchased ...

Local schools compete in Media One High School Bowl match

Frewsburg Central School defeated Silver Creek Central School 89-28 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Gowanda Central School 98-33. Austin Anderson of Frewsburg and Louisa Benatovich and Abby ...

JCC holds Go Global International Education Day event

Several high school students learned more about the world during a Go Global International Education Day event at Jamestown Community College. Prior to participating in a celebration of world cultures presented by JCC’s international students that featured music, food, and activities, ...

Laureate Alpha Pi has social for Christmas

The Westfield Laureate Alpha Pi chapter of the International Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated Christmas with a social on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Westfield YWCA. Sorority sisters Judi Helman, Laura Ondreako and Carol Best hosted the annual event for sorority sisters and their families with 26 ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter of DAR holds annual Christmas luncheon

A Christmas Luncheon meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at Webb’s Restaurant in Mayville on Dec. 1 with 15 DAR members present. The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m. with the opening ritual performed by ...

Community group news

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club on Prospect Street. Dave George, president, welcomed the group to his club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

Be part of a national program: count birds in Warren or Jamestown this weekend

Jamestown – You are invited to count birds as part of a nationwide science project to analyze winter birds across the continent. On Saturday, Dec. 15, in Warren and Sunday, Dec. 16, in Jamestown, you can join a dedicated crew of local bird watchers who take to the roadways, woods, and ...

Audubon Nature Play Day to feature new attraction

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center's Nature Play Days are always fun, but this month will be special. On the third Saturday morning of every month, children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in Audubon's Nature Play Area anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Children ...

Forestville OES #247 installs officers

On Nov. 20, the Forestville OES #247 held Installation of Officers, conducted by RW John Olszewski Jr. Officers are: Worthy Matron-W. Lori Petersen; Worthy Patron RW Francis Petersen; Associate Matron- RW Beth Benchley; Associate Patron W. Lance Parker; Secretary-RW Peg Heiden; Treasurer- S ...

25th annual Barn Mass to be held in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — The 25th Annual Christmas Barn Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the barn of John and Aimee Rogers’ family farm, 10237 Bradigan Road, Forestville. This event is through the Roman Catholic Faith Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is comprised of St. ...

St. Rose of Lima Christmas cookie sale nears

FORESTVILLE — Now that the holidays are beginning, the ladies of the St. Rose Society have their plans made to gather and bake your favorite Christmas cookies. Members of both churches of the community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish come together for a little fun along with a lot of work to ...

Collins Public Library monthly events for December

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 23241 Main St., Collins, has announced its programming for December. When reservations are needed, the library can be reached at 532-5129. Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join these knowledgeable ladies as ...

Audubon Little Explorers learn ‘All About Evergreens’ on Saturday

Jamestown — Humans use beautiful evergreen trees to decorate their homes for the holidays. Do other animals use them, too? You and the 3- to 8-year-old children can find out at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This month, Little Explorers ...

CARTS announces Facebook page, new all day passes

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) recently launched its Facebook page and its new all day passes. “We are excited about the CARTS Facebook page, which will dramatically increase our social media presence and ability to provide updates on CARTS services,” ...

Silver Creek’s Anderson-Lee Library announces December programs

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, has announced its programming for the month of December. Most programs are free and open to the public. Registration is often required to ensure enough seating and materials for all patrons attending the program. To register for ...

Cassadaga Library in holiday spirit

Members of the Cassadaga Library Association met at the library at 18 Maple Ave. in the village to decorate for the Christmas season. The tree was decorated with lights, and many different kinds of ornaments, along with an angel at the top. The children’s reading room was also decorated with ...

Lots of winners in Leon event

LEON —The Leon Fire Co. 1 held their annual Benefit and Turkey Raffle recently. The success of the event is attributed to the many sponsors, donors, and workers . In a small town, teamwork is what it’s all about and that was evident to all who attended. Main ticket prize winners ...

Sheridan Historical Society announces grant award

The Sheridan Historical Society announces a grant award received during the recent Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) Open House held at the Incubator site in Dunkirk. Designated for a new roof and exterior painting project, the $7,312 grant was made possible through NCCF’s ...