Community News

Briefly: Oct. 25

St. John's UUCC will hold vendor and crafter show and bake sale on Saturday St. John's United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk, is holding its inaugural vendor/crafter show and bake sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of products and crafts will be available for ...

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Fredonia native Jenn Suhr, 2012 Olympic women’s pole vault gold-medalist, and her husband/coach Rick Suhr, were among the supporters of the 33rd Annual Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary Blood Screening and Community Health Fair held Sept. 23.

Rotary blood screening is good for your health and good for the community

Before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23, close to 200 participants came out for the 33rd Annual Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary Blood Screening and Community Health Fair. Among the generous supporters of the Kaleida Health and Tim Hortons-sponsored event were Fredonia native Jenn Suhr, 2012 Olympic ...

Chautauqua Boo and Brew Fest to benefit CASA

The first annual Chautauqua Boo and Brew Fest will be held at The Red House in Cassadaga. The event is a brew fest and Halloween party on, Friday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. with tastings taking place between 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature multiple local breweries, a costume contest and live ...

Anderson-Lee Library hosting Zentangle class

Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will once again host a Zentangle Class taught by Brenda Nickerson, today at 6 p.m. This class for adults, called "Beyond Basics-String Theory" will add the use of strings to the dots and borders learned in the basic class. New students who haven't taken the ...

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Gowanda LOOM of the Moose 1382 and WOTM Chapter 651 plan Oktoberfest on Saturday GOWANDA — Gowanda LOOM of the Moose 1382 and WOTM Chapter 651 will hold an Oktoberfest on Saturday at 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m.The donation is $5 at the ...

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Another year for Laona The annual Halloween Parade and Party for Laona will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. Participants should meet at the Laona Cemetery on the Webster Road side. The parade will go from the cemetery to the playground on Porter Avenue. There will be games and the regular ...

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...SUNY Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced the following local students who are summer 2017 graduates. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Jake Hansen-Ivett of South Dayton, bachelor of science, Interdis Stds - Envir Sciences; Kyle C. O’Connor of Dunkirk, ...

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St. Columban’s on the Lake resident Twila Nash cuddling a kitten at one of the recent visits to Lakeshore Humane Society.

St. Columban’s makes donation to LHS

SILVER CREEK — St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home recently dedicated one of its weekly summer picnics to raise $111 for Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk. The picnic featured an auction of desserts prepared by both residents and staff of the home, with St. Columban’s resident ...

Forestville Chapter 247 Order of the Eastern Star to hold memorial

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Chapter 247 Order of the Eastern Star met Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. with Matron Mary Prue and Patron John Olszewski presiding. Several members recently returned from Grand Chapter OES in Binghamton, where state session was held. Installation included the ...

Community News briefs — Oct. 20

Pine Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 2522 dinner scheduled for Saturday CHERRY CREEK — The Pine Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 2522 invites the public to come and enjoy a homestyle pork roast dinner on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Post 2522, located on Route 83 in Cherry Creek. The menu ...

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The Gate House at Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia.

‘A Harvest Moon Cemetery Tour’ travels once again in Fredonia

“One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Western New York is Forest Hill...” So begins a history of the cemetery located in Fredonia, New York (Fredonia is located at Exit 59 of I-90). On Friday and Saturday, FestivalsFredonia — noted for their “History & Ghost Tours” — will ...

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Fredonia Food Pantry distribution Saturday On Saturday, the Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan and Laona. All guests receive one ...

Juneteenth Celebration Taste of the South on Friday

The Juneteenth 2018 Celebration Committee will be sponsoring the Annual Taste of the South on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 16 West Fourth St., Dunkirk. The theme for the event is “Autumn Food Fest.” The Annual Taste of the South is an all-you-can-eat ...

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Pictured are some of the participants in the Feeding Fredonia Challenge.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market accepts the challenge

On Saturday, the Fredonia Farmers' Market is once again proving its commitment to serve the residents of the community by choosing to participate in the Feeding Fredonia Challenge food collection. One of the many benefits of living in, or near, Fredonia is the wonderful Fredonia Farmers' ...

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LHS holding Pet Adoption Day/Open House The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the dogs and cats who ...

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Dunkirk High School will present ‘12 Incompetent Jurors’ on Thursday

Submitted Photo Dunkirk High School will present the play, “12 Incompetent Jurors” on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The play will be performed in the Dunkirk High School Auditorium and is open to the public. Tickets are $3 each and are available at the door. Come on out and support the cast ...

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...The Dunkirk High School Class of 2019 will hold a "La Casa D'Mangia Texas BBQ" on Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Dunkirk High School Cafe. Use the school main entrance. The menu consists of a three meats barbecue dinner that includes pork, chicken and beef, plus beans, cole slaw and a ...

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Sheridan VFW Auxiliary Chili Cook-Off on Saturday The Sheridan VFW Auxiliary will be hosting a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sheridan VFW, located at 2556 Route 20. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. All are welcome to sample tasty chili for a small ...

Submitted Photo: Judge’s Choice for chili winner was Robbie Dorman.

Cross Roads Soup and Chili Cook-Off results

On Oct. 7, Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market held another well attended event, the Annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off! This year, the beneficiary organization was the Westfield American Legion. The Ladies Auxiliary, lead by President Leigh Milliman and member Blanche Milliman, organized a flawless ...