Community News

CMHS Class of 1967 reunion this weekend

The Cardinal Mindszenty Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Friday and Saturday with the best classmate turnout in years. Both nights of the reunion will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. Friday night’s activities start at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavillion with Sammy ...

AHNA announces garden walk

The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association will hold its 2017 Dunkirk Garden Delights Garden Walk on Sunday, with gardens available for viewing from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This year a total of eight gardens, including the Dunkirk High School Bi-Centennial Garden, will be available for ...

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Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. Pictured from left are: Sue Mager,  NYS Women Inc. representative; Ramona Gallagher, Region VIII representative; Chadwick Bay Chapter representatives: Debbie Dillenburg, secretary; Tanya Burns, first vice president; Brenda Lewis, second vice president; Casey Siedel, treasurer; Connie Wojcinski, president; and Nancy Steffan, corresponding secretary.

Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. celebrate 75th anniversary

In 2009, the Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. changed its name to New York State Women Inc. Chadwick Bay Chapter. The group strives to make a difference in the lives of working women personally, professionally and politically, as per the slogan of New York State Women Inc. Networking for the ...

Chautauqua OES Past Matrons hold 100-year celebration

JAMESTOWN — The 100 year 1917-2017 celebration of Chautauqua District OES Past Matrons was held at Alfie’s Restaurant, Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown on Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m. The Conti sisters of Laona provided vocal and guitar music. President Beth Benchley of Forestville called the ...

Fredonia Food Pantry distribution July 15

On Saturday, July 15, The Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at the 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 or more bags of ...

ConAgra/Carriage House reunion update

After much discussion, price checking, etc. the committee has set a price of $10 per person to cover the costs associated with the party. This will include a dinner of roasted chicken, barbecue hamburg and potatoes. Bottled water and soft drinks are also included in the price. The committee ...

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At the June 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, the installation of this organization’s officers and board members for the 2017-2018 club year was held. Club leaders include, from left: President Janese Berkhouse, President-elect Mary Swanson, Secretary Cindy Harper, Treasurer Tracy Bennett, Directors Dan Smith, Luci Petrella, Adele Harrington and Tom Berkhouse, and immediate Past President Mike Harrington. Also serving on the board are Directors Pete Bills and Dave Travis, who were not present.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary installs officers

Submitted Photo At the June 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, the installation of this organization’s officers and board members for the 2017-2018 club year was held. Club leaders include, from left: President Janese Berkhouse, ...

Drum and bugle corps rehearsals, performances open to the public

SILVER CREEK – A nationally performing drum and bugle corps team from Texas is being hosted by the Silver Creek Central School District today and Thursday. The Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps 2017 is traveling across the United States for 70 days and performing at more than 20 events. ...

Free community yard sale July 8

Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market, located at 6017 Sherman-Westfield Road in Westfield, will be having a FREE Community Yard Sale and entertainment by Dan Vogan on Saturday, July 8 to celebrate Alumni Weekend! The yard sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Vogan will be playing in the pavilion ...

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NCCF donation helps with Marmaduke signage

Submitted Photo Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Grants Committee Member JoAnn Kauffman presented a check to Brad Anderson Recognition Committee members Al Valentin and Pat Thompson. The $1,500 grant was awarded from the NCCF’s Community Pride Grants Program for a sign which will ...

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Audrey Parker listens intently to Karen Ryder’s discussion of wildflowers found by Bud ‘n Bloom garden club members during a walk on Ryder’s property.

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club learns wildflowers

Guidebooks at the ready, Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club members spent an a late afternoon in June hiking the Ryder property in the woods south of Fredonia identifying wildflowers and trees. The search revealed false Solomon’s Seal, Cinquefoil and a rare little grove of Sassafrass seedlings, ...

Community news briefs — June 24

Fredonia Place plans Community Day Tuesday Fredonia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, located at 50 Howard St, is planning its third annual Community Day for Tuesday. The event features music, fun, food and more. There will be food trucks and vendors onsite from 5 to 6:30 p.m. An ...

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Mike Randall to visit Sinclairville Reading Program

SINCLAIRVILLE — A Summer Reading Program Kick-Off event will be presented at the Sinclairville Elementary School on Monday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Sinclairville Free Library, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library and Cassadaga Branch Library invite families for a special event to ...

The European Water Chestnut is an invasive species that can cover a body of water so densely it chokes out other plants and animal life. Pictured, volunteers work in waders and kayaks.

Volunteers needed for Audubon Water Chestnut Pull

JAMESTOWN — Much of Audubon Community Nature Center’s 600-acre wetland preserve is covered by a series of ponds, making it dangerously vulnerable to what has become the annual arrival of the European Water Chestnut. Accidentally released into waters of the Northeast in the late 1800s, ...

Birthday cards sought for Margaret Valone

The OBSERVER receives so many positive comments about Saturday columnist, Margaret Valone. We thought readers might like to know that her birthday is this month! Anyone wishing to send birthday wishes and/or happy thoughts her way can send cards or drop them off at the Lifestyles Department or ...

Stroke/head injury support group meetings set

The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will be offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. The group will meet twice during the Summer 2017 semester. The meetings will be held in room E 148 in Thompson Hall. The first meeting is Tuesday ...