Community News

Car seat safety tips to keep your child safe

You hope your child’s car safety seat will never see its intended purpose. Who wants to envision a horrible wreck involving your most prized possessions? But your choice and proper use of these devices — according to age, weight and height — is critical for ensuring your children’s ...

Ham radio classes to start Jan. 19

PROS and CCARET will hold General and Extra classes starting on Jan. 19. This runs for 8 weeks from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a break during the class for lunch. Attendees can either bring a sack lunch or run into the village for a sandwich. Classes will be at Bertrand Chaffee ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club enjoys annual Christmas banquet

Twinkling lights, Christmas carols, the scent of evergreens and toys for children were all part of the holiday festivities when the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club held their annual Christmas banquet at the Fireside Restaurant in Van Buren in December. The Christmas spirit of sharing was ...

North Collins shows off new makerspace room

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins community finally got a chance to see the brand-new makerspace room recently, dubbed the Imaginarium, at a grand opening celebration held at the high school. The ribbon-cutting included local dignitaries including North Collins Town Supervisor John ...

Rotary does greeting card project

Westfield-Mayville Rotarian Sheila Chapman puts the finishing touches on 175 holiday greeting cards for Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels recipients and 43 cards for residents of the WCA Home in Fredonia. Chapman led a group of her fellow Rotarians in a service project to provide these and ...

Audubon Center sets New Year’s Eve blood drive

JAMESTOWN — The public is invited to welcome the New Year by giving the gift of life. Twice a year, Audubon Community Nature Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive. This year the holiday drive is New Year’s Eve day, Monday, Dec. 31, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. After filling ...

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club performs

“Cafe Murder” was a huge success. Miss Heidi’s Drama Club performed “Cafe Murder” in front of a full house recently. This group is a non-profit community group that was started two years ago in South Dayton. A huge thank you to our parents, Lloyd Scharf, The Free Methodist Church, ...

Westfield’s Monday Night Club celebrates Christmas, friendship

WESTFIELD — The club’s annual holiday party was held at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield and hosted by members Tina Winslow and Marilyn Emery. The ladies enjoyed a delicious dinner as well as a lively social hour. Westfield’s Monday Night Club has a slogan that might be a ...

Audubon Exclusives great for holiday giving and receiving

JAMESTOWN — Still looking for that special holiday gift for someone who has everything? Or maybe someone is asking you what you would like from them this season? Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) may have the answer for you: Consider one of their Audubon Exclusives that would make a ...

Group News

Chadwick Bay Women The Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. met at the WCA Home to play bingo with the residents. The festivities were followed by homemade cookies and sparkling grape juice. The Northern Chautauqua County’s Boys and Girls Club provided Christmas cards which brought smiles ...

Valley Historical Society elects officers for 2019

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society, located at the corner of Main and Lester streets in the village, was established in 1977 by the late John and Ruth Smith, and Rev. John Rough to preserve the history of the Cassadaga Valley area. One year later, the museum building was purchased ...

Local schools compete in Media One High School Bowl match

Frewsburg Central School defeated Silver Creek Central School 89-28 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Gowanda Central School 98-33. Austin Anderson of Frewsburg and Louisa Benatovich and Abby ...

JCC holds Go Global International Education Day event

Several high school students learned more about the world during a Go Global International Education Day event at Jamestown Community College. Prior to participating in a celebration of world cultures presented by JCC’s international students that featured music, food, and activities, ...

Laureate Alpha Pi has social for Christmas

The Westfield Laureate Alpha Pi chapter of the International Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated Christmas with a social on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Westfield YWCA. Sorority sisters Judi Helman, Laura Ondreako and Carol Best hosted the annual event for sorority sisters and their families with 26 ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter of DAR holds annual Christmas luncheon

A Christmas Luncheon meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at Webb’s Restaurant in Mayville on Dec. 1 with 15 DAR members present. The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m. with the opening ritual performed by ...

Community group news

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club on Prospect Street. Dave George, president, welcomed the group to his club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

Be part of a national program: count birds in Warren or Jamestown this weekend

Jamestown – You are invited to count birds as part of a nationwide science project to analyze winter birds across the continent. On Saturday, Dec. 15, in Warren and Sunday, Dec. 16, in Jamestown, you can join a dedicated crew of local bird watchers who take to the roadways, woods, and ...

Audubon Nature Play Day to feature new attraction

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center's Nature Play Days are always fun, but this month will be special. On the third Saturday morning of every month, children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in Audubon's Nature Play Area anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Children ...