Community News

Fredonia Parks/Village Beautification and Planting Day planned for May 26

Fredonia Parks/Village Beautification and Planting Day - Part 2 will take place on Saturday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The effort involves planting flowers in and around Barker Common, and up and down Main Street, in conjunction with the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. For those meeting at 9 ...

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue May 28

A Memorial Day chicken barbecue will be held on Monday May 28 from noon until sold out at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets are $10 presale/$11 at the door. The meal includes chicken by “Weidners BBQ”, two sides, roll and butter. Dining options ...

NCCCA holds meeting in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates held their regular monthly meeting at the J. Carter Knapp Post in Forestville. Tom Halicki welcomed the group to his Post. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased ...

Library Director Speaks to Valley Historical Society

SINCLAIRVILLE – Amanda Shepp, director for the library in Lily Dale was the recent guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society. Shepp spoke about the materials that she is sorting and doing research with in the library. The library is open many hours during the week, she said. Shepp spoke ...

Little Explorers Learn about Spring Colors at Audubon, Saturday, May 12

JAMESTOWN — At Little Explorers, adults and the 3 to 8-year-old child(ren) in their lives can learn about the rainbow of colors that May brings to the world. “Color Me” is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program this Saturday, May 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May ...

Bi-monthly bat watches at Greystone to begin May 12

Many a natural miracle is waiting to be discovered as daytime skies merge into sunset and night. All are invited to enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Erie and gain understandings of bats by first hand experience. Watch the night time sky for a glimpse of an overpassing bat or take a hike ...

Community news brief

SOAR meeting The Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees, S.O.A.R., Chapter 4 - 1 recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Union Hall on East 4th St. The meeting was open with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased ...

May events at the Gowanda library

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Free Library, located at 56 w. Main St., Gowanda announces events for the remainder of May: May 11: Adult Painting Class at 5 p.m. (registration is required and $20 fee due at the time of class) May 11: painted flower pots Mother’s Day children’s craft at 5 ...

Seneca Nation member to visit Big Read event

SILVER CREEK — The Book Clubs of Anderson-Lee Library will host Richard Jemison, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, on Monday, May 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jemison will give a presentation on Native American history and will take questions from the audience. This program is free and open ...

Legion officers installed

Earlier this month, the American Legion Hanover Memorial Post 148, Silver Creek held installation of officers. From Left to right are Richard Henry, sergeant at arms, Tom Erdley, secretary, Wayne Hartinger, commander, John Leatherbarrow, Treasurer. Other officers include: Don Richards, 1st vice ...

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association sets key dates

The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association has announced a number of upcoming events. Plow day will be held Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Bowen Road between Dean Road and Route 380, Stockton. This event consists of antique tractors and is free to the public. The annual ...

Working with what is given to you

Little Learners Child Care/Preschool children from Fredonia were suppose to plant a tree for a Week of Young Child activity on Wednesday, April 18. Instead they had to play in the snow that fell the night before. The children didn’t mind at all. It was hoped the tree-planting could take place ...

School safety topic of April Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club program

MAYVILLE — “School Preparedness” was the title of the slide presentation given by Ben Spitzer, Chautauqua Lake Central School District Superintendent, during the Apr. 24 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. Spitzer, who is a member and past president of this Rotary Club, ...

Civic calendar

Collins Today — Town board meeting, town hall, 7 p.m. Dunkirk Tuesday — Board of education meeting, large instruction room at the high school, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday — City Personnel Committee meeting, conference room, 4 p.m. Wednesday — City Public Safety Committee meeting, ...

Springville Community Chorale concert Sunday

On Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 34 N. Buffalo St., Springville, the Springville Community Chorale will present “Come to the Music,” a spring concert with something to please everyone. There is no charge for attending, though contributions are gratefully ...

Cassadaga Historian speaks at Heritage Village

GERRY — John Sipos, Cassadaga historian and town of Stockton Historian was the recent speaker in a “Heritage” series at the Heritage Village Campus in Gerry. Sipos has been the village historian of Cassadaga for 14 years, and was recently appointed the town of Stockton historian. Sipos ...

NCCS announces academic honor students

Mrs. Jenny Tilaro, Principal of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (NCCS), recently announced the names of students who achieved Academic Honors for the third quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a Grade Point Average of 94 to 100 percent, ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club celebrates 50th year

For the April meeting of the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club, the ladies of the club met at the Fireside Restaurant in Van Buren for their annual Installation of Officers Banquet. This year, however, the chairwoman, Sallie Muscato and Sue Alonge, chose to honor the 50th year of the Club’s ...

Post 62 slates May happenings

President Audrey Miga called the April 10 meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 to order. Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. Those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution. Secretary Patty Ambrose read the minutes from the March ...

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi news

Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening, April 24 at Manning’s Fireside Manor for their annual Founder’s Day Celebration and dinner. President Roxanne Fisk welcomed everyone to the observance of the 87th anniversary of the founding of Beta ...