Community News

Holy Trinity School class of 1972 reunites

On Saturday, July 28, the eighth-grade classmates from Holy Trinity School Class of 1972 reunited at the former Holy Trinity School on Central Avenue in the Msgr Bernardo Hall. Special honored guest and fourth grade teacher Kathy Damiano attended the event. The informal gathering began at 5 ...

CCHS announces Clear The Shelters

JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is teaming up with WGRZ Channel 2 On Your Side to host NBC/Universal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. CCHS will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 ...

An evening of Wine and Art to benefit Chautauqua Blind Association set

PORTLAND — On Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m., the Chautauqua Blind Association will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Intrigue Your Senses with an Evening of Wine and Art” at 21 Brix Winery, 6654 West Main Road, Portland. As the evening begins, guests will enjoy beautiful music from ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville welcomed Sheila Chapman, a Brocton resident, as its newest member last month. Pete Bills, club membership chair, led the induction ceremony, which was held during this Rotary Club’s installation banquet at Noble Winery in Westfield. Chapman, who has ...

History of local beekeeping to be presented at CCHS annual picnic

PANAMA — The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s (CCHS) annual picnic returns this year to focus on a sweet subject: the history of local honey production and beekeeping. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, local beekeepers Dennis and Laura LaMonica will present “Pioneering Efforts of Honey ...

NCCF announces Sept. 1 grants deadline

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting “Letters of Interest” from local nonprofits for the fall Community Benefit Grants Program until September 1, 2018, at 4 p.m. Grant proposals must efficiently and effectively address identified community needs or encourage ...

Community Calendar

TODAY Dunkirk Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine), Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Ruggles Street side. Offering fresh fruits, vegetables and preserves, free-range beef, pork, rabbit, chicken, eggs; baked goods, hot and frozen pierogi; homemade soaps, shampoos and ...

Community notebook

Cross Roads Market 21st Anniversary Bash set for July 28 Cross Roads Market will hold its 21st Anniversary Bash on Saturday, July 28. The day features a basket raffle that benefits the Westfield Goldenhawks along with a FREE Community Yard Sale! The event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with ...

Rita Szot celebrates her 90th birthday

Rita Szot of Lord Street, Dunkirk, was recently honored with a brunch to celebrate her 90th birthday. She is active in the Blessed Mary Angela Fatima Society, the Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society and the Dunkirk Senior Center. She is the mother of Ron Szot of Dunkirk and Carol Szot Batt ...

A proper disposal

A ceremony for proper disposal of U.S. flags was held by Cassadaga Legion Memorial Post 1280 assisted by Cub and Boy scouts from Pack and Troop 219. The ceremony disposed of many flags in accordance with the US Flag code.

NYS FFA contests’ pre-registration now open

SENECA FALLS — Pre-registration is now open for both the 2018 NYS FFA Welding Competition and the 2018 NYS FFA Tractor Driving Safety Competition. Both events will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls. Students may also register at the ...

Meals on Wheels Menu

July hot noon meal 9 Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, potato salad, fresh fruit 10 Chicken drumsticks, scalloped potatoes, California vegetables, bread, yogurt 11 Two manicotti w/sauce, spinach, garlic roll, grape juice, pudding 12 Souper chicken, rice pilaf, carrots, fruit cup, muffin 13 ...

Pinochle Scores

Share & Care Seniors pinochle Tuesday’s Best June26 1. Betty Donovan 666 2. Anthony Grisanti 649 3. Kathy Kamery 642 double pinochle: Betty Donovan peanuts: Birdie L. Walczak Birdie’s Bidders June 28 1. Kathy Kamery 646 2. Duane Peterson 591 3. Ed ...

Silver Creek Class of 1948 plans reunion

SILVER CREEK — Does 70 sound like a good round number? Well, that is what will be celebrated at the Silver Creek High School Class of 1948’s reunion luncheon, to be held at the Colony Restaurant on Sunday afternoon on Aug. 12. Read closely, classmates, because the date has been changed. ...

Chautauqua County VFW Council elected

Recently the Silver Creek VFW Post 6472 hosted the Chautauqua County VFW convention. The following were elected to the Chautauqua County Council VFW for 2018-2019. Standing(L-R) Jim McInally (Installing Officer), Dan Kell (Adjutant), Frank Riscille (Trustee), Tom Rabb (Chaplain),Richard Henry ...

Community Spirit: Dunkirk Class of 2018 conducts senior sweep

The 2018 Senior Sweep was held on Wednesday, June 20th with approximately 70 students from the DHS Class of 2018 participating. “This event is one that I always look forward to hosting.” Mayor Wilfred Rosas said. “To see our young people get involved and show pride in the appearance of ...

County earns clean energy community designation

Chautauqua County recently announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally. Announced by Gov. Cuomo in August ...

Josie’s trip to Gowanda

There’s always memories of places that you’ve been to often, one being work, and for Josie, a jaunt back to the village of Gowanda found her meeting past acquaintances. Josie Christopher’s impromptu trip turned into something much more. It all started with an informal, last-minute ...