Community News

Submitted Photo: Gowanda Post 5007 Commander Tom Howard and VFW Auxiliary President Laurie Brewster present the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest award to winner Christian Cook.

Gowanda VFW names its Voice of Democracy contest winner

GOWANDA — The winner of The Gowanda VFW Post 5007 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is Gowanda High School sophomore Christian Cook. He received a certificate award, a water bottle, and a monetary award for his essay. It’s nice to know that there are youth that would take the time and ...

Just between us — Feb. 4

... Margaret Rose Dedloff of Gowanda, a junior majoring in biology, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2017 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours... ...Zachary Mota of Ripley ...

Transitions mark inevitable change in spring

Change is inevitable. Night becomes day. Winter gives way to spring. Caterpillars turn into butterflies, eggs into baby birds, acorns into mighty oaks, seedpods into clouds of fluff. I close my eyes in the dark and wake up with the sun streaming in my window. The change seems instantaneous. ...

Applications now being accepted for United Arts Appeal grants

JAMESTOWN — “Your support for the Arts in our county is so appreciated and benefits our communities endlessly!” was the enthusiastic report of one of last year’s recipients of a United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County grant. The UAA is now accepting applications from Chautauqua County ...

Submitted Photo
Pictured enjoying new furniture at the Dunkirk Adult Day program provided through a grant from the East Hill Foundation are , from left, in chairs: Carmen Oyola, Michael Hunt, Olga Velazquez, Kathy Cruse and Victor Rivera. At the table are Carole Meadows, Ron Lyman and Dottie Kacprowicz.

Foundation grant provides new furniture for CADC Inc.

Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Inc. is proud to announce it has received a grant from the East Hill Foundation. The grant from the East Hill Foundation made it possible for our Dunkirk Adult Day Program to replace program furniture and storage cabinets, along with purchasing furniture for ...

AARP Driver safety classes scheduled

An AARP Driver Safety Class is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia. Additional classes will be held at FUMC on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 from noon to 3 p.m. both days and on Friday, April ...

Dunkirk Public Library offering classes

The Dunkirk Public Library is offering 10 separate courses in February. All classes are offered at the Dunkirk Public Library and registration is required for all classes. Contact the library at 366-2511 to register for any of the classes. Intro to QuickBooks will be held Feb. 5 and 7 from ...

Submitted Photo

Rural Ministry chili cook off winners named

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry held its third Annual Chili Cook Off and presented awards to the following: (left) Elizabeth Tarpley, Judge’s Choice Chili, John Melcher, Judge’s Choice Mac/Cheese, People’s Choice Chili and (right) Deb Howser, People’s Choice Mac/Cheese. Executive ...

CHRIC holding first-time homebuyer program on Saturday in Dunkirk

CHRIC will be holding a class in English for first-time homebuyers on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fredonia SUNY Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Topics included are: Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner, Reviewing/Fixing Credit Report, Budgeting for Down Payment ...

February events at the Gowanda Free Library

GOWANDA — Starting today, the Gowanda Free Library, located at 56 W. Main St., will hold its annual “Blind Date with a Book” contest. There will be a selection of books on display that the authors and titles are hidden, with only brief descriptions of the book’s content to base your ...

Love Remembered bake sale scheduled on Feb. 10

SOUTH DAYTON — The Villenova Burial Association will hold its second annual "Love Remembered" Valentine's Day bake sale in the entryway of South Dayton's Super Market starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. The fundraiser theme is about friendship and affection in remembering those held ...

Italian night fundraiser set Tuesday in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Key Club is hosting its annual Italian night dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Silver Creek Central High School. Choices are spaghetti and meatballs or fettuccini alfredo. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and ...

Villenova Grange plans pancake brunch on Sunday

SOUTH DAYTON — The Villenova Grange will hold a pancake brunch on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Balcom Corners, Routes 83 and 322, South Dayton. The cost is $8 large, $7 small.

Submitted Photo

Rotary Club learns about Auxiliary

Roberta Patterson (left), Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary first vice president, was welcomed by Tom Berkhouse (right), Rotary Club of Westfield Mayville community service chair, at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Rotary Club at The Parkview in Westfield. Patterson spoke about the history of ...

Submitted Photo
Pictured are officers and guests at the Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates annual banquet. Front row from left: Trustee Fran Lus, Silver Creek Mayor Jeffrey Hornberg, Chautauqua County Executive George Borello, Kelly Borello and Secretary Jim Pryll. In back row are: Trustee Shane Boyle, President Joe Rozen, Vice President Pat Begier and Treasurer Tom Halicki.

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates install 2018 officers

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their annual installation banquet at the Kosciuszko Polish Home on Nevins Street in Dunkirk. The business portion was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased members of their clubs. A ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary gets update

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 with 10 members attending, including five officers. President Pat Hayward opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary Preamble, and a moment of silence for our ...

Submitted Photo

Kiwanis Club helps victims of Maria

On behalf of the Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis Club, Dave Rowley presented a check to Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Executive Director Kathleen G. Peterson for support of those fleeing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Since the hurricane devastated the island, CCRM has seen an increase of ...

Submitted Photo
The 10th annual Come to the Table fundraiser will be held by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County Inc. on May 10 at 5 p.m. at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.

CASA of Chautauqua County announces 10th annual Come to the Table fundraiser

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County, Inc.’s 10th annual fund-raiser, Come to the Table, will be held on May 10 at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center, 215 W. Lake Road in Mayville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. ...