Community News

Photography exhibit opens today

RIPLEY — The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania is hosting a fine art photography exhibit at Sensory Winery in Ripley. The opening reception will be held today, with a “Meet and Greet” with the artists from 7 – 9 p.m. The exhibit will remain open through Sunday, Oct. ...

Library sets September computer classes

The Dunkirk Public Library is offering the following computer classes in September: Tips for Job Hunting from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6. Exploring Ancestry from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. Basic Computers from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 8, 11, 13 and 15. Twitter from 11 a.m. to noon on ...

AARP Smartdriver Safety class in Ellington

ELLINGTON — A Smartdriver Safety Class, sponsored by AARP, has been set for Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, starting at 5:30 and ending about 8:45 p.m., hosted by the Farman Free Library, 760 Thornton Road, Ellington. Participants must attend both class days, and must bring their driver’s license. ...

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 The Rubber Stamp Card Making course is a popular offering of the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District. Music and art courses for fall kick off in September.

Art and music courses set in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Opportunities to explore creative pursuits are facilitated by the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District. Pre-registration is under way for the Fall 2017 offerings, which include two music and two art classes. Prospective students should fill ...

Josephine Reynolds

Benefit set for Sept. 9 at Dunkirk Moose Club

A benefit will be held for Josephine Reynolds (JoEllen McWillson) on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Dunkirk Moose Club, 296 Lake Shore Drive W. from 3 to 11 p.m. A chicken dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. The donation is $20, or for children 12 to 17 years $10, and for under 12 years, $5. She ...

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Sue Lamb and Sally Newell listen intently to the docent leading the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff estate and Martin House.

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club takes road trip

DERBY — The Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club recently took a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Graycliff estate and the Martin House. Members were treated to the view of the lake afforded by the placement of the house as guests walk down the pathway to the entrance. At the approach there is an echo ...

Valley Historical Society holds Treasure Trove program

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Valley Historical Society of Sinclairville recently held its annual summer picnic with a program known as Treasure Trove. Each person attending the picnic were asked to bring an item of old to talk about. This year, the picnic and program were held at the Sinclairville ...

Silver Creek set to kiss summer goodbye at Back-to-School Block Party

SILVER CREEK — The Parent Teacher Student Association of the Silver Creek Central School District is throwing a Back-to-School Block Party and the community is invited. Whether you’re preparing to send your own kids back to school or you’re just happy your neighbor’s kids are heading ...

Reunions

Tilden and Cora Ingersoll The 42nd Tilden and Cora Ingersoll reunion was held Aug. 12. The host family was the Evelyn Marie Ingersoll Leach. The event was held at the camp of Joan and Hig Nobles and family. Sixty-two members were present from Florida, Rochester and the local area. A ...

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SUNY Fredonia students Oriana Garcia (left) and Takara Alleyne take a break from their tree-nurturing activities at Greystone Nature Preserve.

SUNY Fredonia students learn and help out at Greystone

In Chautauqua County there exist many strong, grassroots-led activities that demonstrate the principals of racial equality, economic justice, and striving to make the natural environment sustainable. One such effort is the Educational Development Program at the State University of New York at ...

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The In Crowd will perform at the Ultimate Showdown, which will take place Aug. 30 at the Spire Theater in Jamestown.

Spire Theater to hold Ultimate Showdown

JAMESTOWN — The Spire Theater in conjunction with The Post-Journal, 106.9 Kiss FM, WNY News Now and Farm Fresh Foods present The Ultimate Showdown On Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m., eight contestants will take the stage of The Spire Theater to compete for a $500 grand prize, but they won’t ...

Barker Library Fall programs announced

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Oct. 24, Darwin R. Barker Library storytimes will be held Mondays at 10:15 a.m. for preschoolers and Tuesdays, after school at 4 p.m., for all ages. Join in for stories, movies, songs and play! All children are welcome. No registration is ...

Special library program for entering kindergarten students set for Aug. 29

SILVER CREEK — The Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is offering a special program for children entering kindergarten in September. On Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m., local author Ann Apfel will lead a program called “Introducing Ellie.” To parents, Apfel asks, “Do you remember your ...

WM Rotary Gift of Life

W-M Rotary learns about ‘Gift of Life’ program

Submitted Photo Pat Castiglia (right), The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Chair for District 7090 and a member of the Rotary Club of Hamburg, spoke to Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club members recently about "Gift of Life," an international project which was founded in 1975 by a Rotary Club on ...

Jeff Tome

Going native helps ecosystem and animals

The sky swings gently above me as I rest in the hammock my kids bought me on a long ago Father’s Day. The tree that is shading me swings back and forth as well, coming in and out of focus with the swaying of the hammock. This is one of the best places to spend time on these hot days, in a ...

Submitted Photo: Many achievements were recognized at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County’s July Recovery Luncheon. Among those applauded were David Sargent and Desirae Bradford, who are pictured here.

Evergreen Health presents at Mental Health Association luncheon

JAMESTOWN — The monthly Recovery Luncheons at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County are an opportunity both to recognize progress for participants and to share important news. The MHA is a peer-run organization offering support services to people with substance abuse and all ...

WMH Auxiliary fundraiser receives help from Westfield Quilt Guild

WESTFIELD — Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is delighted that the Westfield Quilt Guild has again decided to donate a handmade quilt to the Auxiliary to be used as a fund-raiser. This year’s beautiful pastel quilt was lovingly created by Guild member Louise Quick. The Auxiliary ...