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Anna Talbot gives her illustrated talk about goat identification to judges Branden Boyer and Brandi Peterson and an audience of fellow 4-H presenters and their families at the 2016 4-H Public Presentation Day Contest at Cassadaga Valley Central School. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday.

4-H public presentation day set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is planning a countywide Public Presentation Evaluation Day on Saturday at Cassadaga Valley Central School. Eighty youth are expected to give presentations on varying topic areas and styles. ...

Lenten Brown Bag Lunch series invites all to join

WESTFIELD — Westfield’s First Presbyterian Church invites all to join in its upcoming Lenten Brown Bag series that begins at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday beginning with March 2 and continuing March 9, 16, 23 and 30, plus April 6. Entitled ‘A Study of Forgiveness,’ Pastor Catherine ...

City school district holding pre-K open houses Thursday

The Dunkirk City School District will hold a 3-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten Open House on Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at three separate locations. The Campus and Community Children's Center, St. Hyacinth's, 296 Lake Shore Dr. E., Dunkirk. CCCC staff reflects the diverse culture and language ...

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The Jamestown Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution inducted five new members recently at the Patriots’ luncheon. Shown in the photograph are Chaplain Martha Karapansto, new member Sandra Tellinghuisen, Chapter Regent Connie Pilato, and new members Sara Smith Becker, Mary Bernard Holton, Dawn Hindman Swanson and Karole Bernard Lawson. Holton and Lawson are two sisters from Cassadaga.

Cassadaga sisters inducted into Jamestown DAR

JAMESTOWN — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was formed in 1890. One of the founders was Mary Smith Lockwood from Smith Mills in Chautauqua County. The Jamestown Chapter was formed 10 years later and has its own home, which is the historic house on Prospect Street in ...

League of Women Voters state Constitutional Convention presentation Wednesday

The League of Women Voters will present information about the N.Y.S. 2017 Constitutional Convention. The presentation will be Wednesday at the Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, in the Steele Room. The presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. With questions contact Mary Croxton at 679-1774 or ...

Lenten soup suppers begin in Ripley March 1

RIPLEY — Lent is just around the corner, beginning Wednesday. The public is invited for weekly Lenten Services at Meeder’s Restaurant, 19 East Main St., Ripley. There will be soup, bread and beverage at 6:30 p.m., followed by Lent Service. The first week will be an Ash Wednesday Service. ...

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Club’s late member honored

The late Geraldine Ziegler was remembered at the Kosciuszko Polish Home at its annual meeting on Sunday. Treasurer Steve Helwig (right) holds a plaque which will be placed outside the kitchen area at the club. Pictured left is Raymond Ziegler, Geraldine’s son. Geraldine served as secretary, ...

St. Francis High School names Honor Roll students

ATHOL SPRINGS — Thomas Braunscheidel, Principal of St. Francis High School, recently announced the Honor Roll of students who achieved academic honors for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a weighted grade point average of 95-100 ...

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Exempts helps Boys & Girls Club with donations

The Dunkirk Exempts has made a worthy donation to the Boys & Girls Club. The Club has made a $500 donation to be used at the discretion of the Board for use at the Boys & Girls Club. Also, the Club has donated two flat screen TVs to be used for video games and to show movies. Taking ...

Community Notebook

Volunteers sought for Fredonia Visitor’s Booth The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce is hoping to staff the Visitor’s Information Booth in Barker Commons this summer. Anyone interested in volunteering, contact the Fredonia Chamber office at 679-1565. Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting set ...

SAR group hears talk by Harry Lent about his Vermont ancestors

CASSADAGA — Recently, members of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution heard a talk — “New England Visit” — by Harry Lent, registrar and secretary, about his ancestors, John Roberts Sr. and his wife, Mrs. Mary Susanna (Mayhew) Roberts, last of ...

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Girl Scout cookie time has arrived

Girl Scout cookies will arrive this Saturday to Chautauqua County and Girl Scouts and cookie booth sales will begin to pop up. Girl Scout Troop 20158, made up of girls from Dunkirk, Fredonia and Silver Creek, has several sales planned and several goals for the money raised. The Girl Scouts ...

New children’s books received by Collins Library

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library has just received a gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City interested in fostering early reading, a love of ...

Rails to Trails holding Spring Salute

Chautauqua Rails to Trails will be hosting a special event, “Spring Salute,” on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville. Members of the public who are interested in supporting CR2T’s mission of maintaining and enhancing the nearly 30 miles of converted rail ...

Juneteenth Committee sponsoring Black History Month celebration Saturday

Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which in 1976 became a month-long celebration in the month of February. Negro History Week was created by African American historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be sponsoring a Black History ...

Refugee benefit concert planned for March 5

The music students of SUNY Fredonia are presenting a benefit concert on Sunday, March 5 to raise money for the ACLU and the Jewish Community Center of Buffalo; two organizations that are actively helping refugees in the United States. The concert will be held on campus in Diers Recital Hall ...

Forestville OES plans cabin fever reliever for March 11

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Order of the Eastern Star 247 will hold a cabin fever reliever on Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, Main Street, Forestville. South Dayton Super Duper donuts and a beverage will be available for a $3 admission charge. The public is welcome.