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The Fredonia Opera House has been named a Sparrk Award finalist.

Opera House named Spark Award finalist

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has been named a finalist for a Spark Award in the Cultural Organization of the Year category. The awards are presented annually by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York to honor outstanding artists and cultural organizations in five counties of Western ...

Submitted Photo: It was a festive setup at the Jamestown Community College North County Center Training Facility in Dunkirk, this past Saturday, April for a veteran workshop. A second workshop will be held April 29 at the Jamestown Community College Student Union, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown.

Veterans benefits workshop a success, second one April 29

A veteran workshop drew dozens of people together at Jamestown Community College North County Center Training Facility in Dunkirk, this past Saturday, April 8. Representatives from Chautauqua County rallied together in support of local veterans to raise awareness and offer solutions to problems ...

Dunkirk High Class of 1982 — 35th year reunion information

The Dunkirk High Class of 1982 is sharing its 35th year reunion information with class members. On Friday, June 30, there will be a meet and greet at Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. The event will feature a cash bar. Saturday, July 1, classmates will meet at the East ...

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center plans events

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab will host monthly Alzheimer’s Support Groups. The first is a specialized group for spouses/partners of someone who has Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. It will be held the third Wednesday of every month, beginning April 19, at 11 a.m. in the 1A ...

OBSERVER Photo by Vicki Notaro: This was a table decorated for the 2016 CASA Come to the Table event.

CASA’s Come to the Table fundraiser planned for May 11

MAYVILLE — Come to the Table is CASA’s major fundraiser of the year held annually at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Tables are decorated with a unique theme that event attendees can bid on to support CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of ...

Sinclairville Senior Citizens plan fun auction in May

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon for a luncheon and program in the Sinclairville -- Fire Hall dining room. Diman Smith is the president, with Linda Parmenter as the vice president, John Sipos as the secretary and Charles ...

‘The Conversation Project’ set for Tuesday

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 your family about end-of-life wishes. “The Conversation Project” is ...

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center plans events

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab will host monthly Alzheimer’s support groups. The first is a specialized group for spouses/partners of someone who has Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. It will be held the third Wednesday of every month, beginning April 19, at 11 a.m. in the 1A ...

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Chautauqua Striders and SUNY Fredonia: NACTUS Strides 4 STEAM will hold an open house and showcase on April 26 at 5 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Williams Center.

Chautauqua Striders announce programs

Chautauqua Striders and SUNY Fredonia ENACTUS Strides 4 STEAM will hold an open house and show case on Wednesday, April 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Williams Center, room 204. Middle school girls from Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Westfield will showcase the STEAM ...

Chautauqua County Pomona Grange to hold annual banquet Wednesday at Green Arch

BROCTON — Chautauqua County Pomona Grange will hold its annual banquet at the Green Arch Restaurant, 41 W. Main St., Brocton at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. The main entree is chicken parm or alfredo and will be $10 (plus other choices at the going rate), payable at the end of the meal. ...

Submitted Photo: Helen Grande will turn 106 years young on April 19.

Birthday will mark 106 years

In April of 1911, Eugene B. Ely landed his plane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania for the very first landing of a plane onto a ship. The Indianapolis 500 Auto race was run for the very first time in Indianapolis, Indiana. The very first transcontinental flight, conducted by C.P. Rodgers, ...

DAR’s Benjamin Prescott Chapter recalls America’s World War I efforts

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClurg Mansion in Westfield on April 6. The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson. ...

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 ...