Community News

Caregiver receives award

On May 24, Virginia “Ginny” Hill was awarded the Caregiver Appreciation Award at the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day which took place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. She was nominated by Chautauqua Adult Day Services. Ginny first opened her home ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary installs its 2018-19 officers

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary recently held its 2018-2019 officer installation banquet at the Stockton Hotel with 15 members and one guest attending. Chaplain Paula Pattison gave the opening prayer, and the ladies enjoyed a great dinner and conversation. After dinner, President ...

Thule Lodge celebrates summer birthdays

BEMUS POINT – Summer birthdays were celebrated at the recent Thule Lodge meeting. Thule Lodge, located at 4123 Pancake Hill Road, is the Swedish organization formed 111 years ago in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area to help the Swedish immigrants settle in the United States. Today, the lodge ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club celebrates 2017-18 year with picnic

Fredonia Shakespeare Club members celebrated the conclusion of the 2017–2018 year with an annual picnic at The Lanford House. Seventeen current members were in attendance. Following the luncheon served by the in-coming officers, out-going president Joan Larson thanked her fellow officers for ...

Community news brief

Dunkirk Lodge 89 Loyal Order of Moose The 2018-19 Board of Officers were introduced to the membership at the monthly lodge meeting held on Tuesday, June 26th. The officers include: Matt Pokoj, Governor; Robert Collins, Junior Governor; Mark Lawrence, Treasurer; John Pokoj, Administrator; Mike ...

Sprucing up downtown store

The Fredonia Garden Club has decorated the window of The Fredonia Hardware Store in honor of National Garden Week. The 17-member group held their installation luncheon in May at The Cherry Creek Inn. Roxanne Fisk installed the following officers: President, Carol McEntarfer; Vice President, ...

The Son’s of the American Legion fundraiser results

The Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, held their Steak and Shrimp Bingo fundraiser, on Thursday, June 21 at Post 59, 156 E Main St., Fredonia. Winners of the 10 rounds of two steaks and shrimp bingo were; Gene Tarnowski, Mike Christopher, Tony Scarpino, Trudy Baker, Alison Dengler, ...

Audubon Community Nature Center 2018 Photography Contest has great prizes

JAMESTOWN — Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Nature Photography Contest. This year's theme is Natural Wonders: Big and Small. All are invited to submit work that best fits within the concept of the theme. Nature photographer Bill ...

Reading Rocks! at Cherry Creek Library

CHERRY CREEK — It’s that time again for the Cherry Creek Library summer reading program. This year’s theme is “Reading Rocks!” Participants will be doing a lot of reading about musical instruments as well as making homemade instruments. For every five books each child reads, his/her ...

Fredonia announces 2018 Gazebo Concert Series

The Village of Fredonia is proud to present the 2018 Gazebo Concert Series. All concerts are free of charge and will take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spectators are reminded to bring a lawn chair for added comfort. June 27 — Rustic ...

Community news brief

Leon Historical Society news Leon Historical Society will present an educational program from January through December. “Pioneer’s Journal” is designed for children 8 to 12 or older who like to learn history. The program is available to area libraries, schools and any other interested ...

Registration open for library’s Summer Reading

WESTFIELD — Registration is now open for all ages, infant through adult, for Patterson Library’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” The library’s summer reading program will run from Monday, June 25, to Monday, July 30, the day of the final picnic. Anyone interested in ...

Dunkirk student has lunch with DPD

A student is picked up at their school by a City Police Officer and taken for breakfast in a marked patrol car to Tim Hortons on Lakeshore Drive East. Dave and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons reserve a special table for the student and they have graciously agreed to donate the cost of the ...

Sheridan Youth Recreation kicks off June 25

Did you know that if you are a resident of the town of Sheridan with children or grandchildren between the ages of 5 years (or 4 and entering Kindergarten) and age 13 the town offers a half-day summer recreation program each summer? This year the program will begin on Monday, June 25 and ...

Gertrude Ortlieb turns 106

Gertrude Ortlieb’s lifelong strong work ethic is inspiring. She was born June 17, 1912 in Fredonia to Amelia (Spoden) and William Ortlieb. She had a brother named Frank. Together they lived on their small family farm. Ortlieb’s father died in 1928, leaving Amelia and the children to ...

Fredonia Grange Memorializes Members

Following a delicious varietal potluck supper with several guests attending, Fredonia Grange Chaplain Linda Blodgett and acting Ceres Lisa Sedlemeyer read resolutions of respect for the following members who have passed on to their eternal reward in the great Grange above: Vera Bell, Iva Bull, ...

Pacos-Burlett family reunion planned

The 42nd annual Pacos family reunion and the fourth annual Burlett family reunion will be held on Friday, July 6 with a “Stone Picking Party” at the Pacos farm on Concord Drive, Fredonia starting at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of rain, contact ...

Mayville historian guest speaks to the Valley Historical Society

The monthly meeting of the members of the Valley Historical Society was held recently in the Society’s museum building at the corner of Main and Lester streets in the village of Sinclairville. Vice President Betty Jean Ridout opened the meeting, leading all in the Lord’s Prayer and the ...