Community News

WSCR presenting ‘Catapaloosa’ May 20

PORTLAND — Westfield Stray Cat Rescue will present “Catapaloosa” a celebration of cats on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Portland Baptist Church Hall. Come to this family-friendly event and find a “purrfect” companion! There will be a variety of shelter cats ...

Volunteer Appreciation Week showcases TRC’s involvement

JAMESTOWN — April 23 through 29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to recognize those millions of Americans, including thousands in Chautauqua County, who give their time to a cause close to their heart. As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to a community that’s ...

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The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will hold its seventh annual Garden Faire and plant sale on Saturday, May 20 at the village park (Main Street and Central Avenue) in Silver Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured is the gazebo in the park.

Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club to hold annual Garden Faire and plant sale

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club has announced that plans are underway for its seventh annual Garden Faire and plant sale. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the village park (Main Street and Central Avenue) in Silver Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. come ...

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Enjoying some chicken

OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan The east town of Dunkirk was a busy place during the fire department’s recent chicken barbecue. Patrons could either eat in or take out. Pictured are some of the patrons who chose to eat in.

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The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently heard a talk about the Cattaraugus Reservation region and British Lt. John Docksteder, given by Vince Martonis, town of Hanover historian. Pictured from left are Jim White, Martonis and Charles Sylvester.

SAR group hears from local historian

CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently heard a talk about the Cattaraugus Reservation region and British Lt. John Docksteder, given by Vince Martonis, town of Hanover historian. Martonis, a retired school teacher, noted that there is a ...

Collins Public Library events for May

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library has set its events for May. Adult Events Quilting with Florence: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come quilt with these knowledgeable ladies! Senior Movie: Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Starring Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning. ...

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J.T. Waugh holds annual science fair

Submitted Photo ANGOLA — Recently, the J.T. Waugh Elementary School held its third annual Science Fair. The event continues to be a huge success, expanding to over 50 participants who displayed and presented experiments, models, collections and working mechanisms. Science teachers and ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds meetings

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held two regular meetings in recent months. The first was held March 21, (rescheduled from March 14 due to inclement weather), with nine members attending; including five officers. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary ...

Community artists holding annual art show

Local artists from the Art Start community art program have been putting their creative side to work since September. On Saturday and Sunday area residents will have an opportunity to see first-hand the beautiful results of that creativity and hard work during the second annual Art Start ...

Medicare educational seminars scheduled in May

Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union is hosting two separate events for their members and the general public. Arcade Senior Services will present a free educational seminar about Medicare Insurance Plans on Thursday, May 11 at the Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. in Fredonia, and again on Thursday, May ...

Kiwanis Club holding pancake supper Thursday

WESTFIELD — The Kiwanis Club of Westfield-Ripley will have pancake supper on Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Dominic's Church Hall, 15 Union St. in Westfield. Proceeds will be used to send kids to camp. These children are usually unable to afford such an experience otherwise. Tickets are ...

Just between us

...A son, Connor Charles, was born to Michael and Stephanie (Cutrona) Baker on Monday, April 17, 2017 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital. His grandparents are Charles Cutrona of Forestville, William and Andrea Vacanti of Fredonia, and Fred and Nancy Baker of Jamestown. Connor joins his brother ...

Vegetarian Society to meet Wednesday

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Mike Leach of Sherman will speak on “The Calorie Restricted Diet.” This is a dietary regimen that reduces calorie intake without incurring either ...

Community news briefs

Cherry Creek Library happenings CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Library, located at 6778 Main St., presents “Storytime” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, May 6, 13 and 27. On Saturday, May 20, movie morning will feature “The Secret Life of Pets” from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. All are ...

Rural Ministry holding Mother’s Day fundraiser

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is holding a Mother’s Day fundraiser. Those who are looking for a locally made, nice gift for Mother’s Day can check out Rural Ministry’s fundraiser to support food programs. CCRM has Grape Country Candles for $11 each. Buyers can pick from a variety of ...

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Vince Martonis gently handles Amos Sottle’s Horse-Skull Fiddle as he explains its parts for Tuesday Club President Dianne Goodrich. He also described many historical items that he introduced as “Hard to find things in small towns.”

Reciprocity Day salad lunch on Tuesday

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Tuesday Club will celebrate Reciprocity Day with a salad luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Mayville Library’s Tourgee Room. After a delicious lunch and short meeting, the Harmony Gals Quartet, part of the Chautauqua Shores Chorus, will sing songs that will ...

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See bird scientists in action and birds up close at bird banding demonstrations at Audubon Community Nature Center any Saturday morning from April 29 through May 20. Bring the kids and they can participate, as these pictured are helping to find the Goldfinch page in the record book.

Come observe bird banding on Saturdays at Audubon

JAMESTOWN — Bird banding is an age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds. On Saturday mornings from April 29 through May 20, all are invited to join ornithologists at the Audubon Community Nature Center to observe them bird banding. Dr. Scott Stoleson and Don ...

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Buyers and sellers at the first annual WCA Home Trunk Sale held on the SUNY  Fredonia campus.

Permits for WCA Home trunk sale on June 3 now available

The WCA Home in Fredonia will be offering permits for individuals to take advantage of Attic & Seller Days in Fredonia on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parking Lot Number 7 on the SUNY Fredonia campus. Attic & Seller Days is a village-wide yard sales event sponsored by the ...

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program seeks young adult candidates

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership training program for young adults of the ages 19 to 25 years of diverse backgrounds, who are professionals, entrepreneurs and college/university students, and who demonstrate leadership qualities, concern for others and self-awareness. ...

Chef’s food truck to appear in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Chef's On the Go, the popular Buffalo-area food truck, will set up shop on the campus of the Silver Creek Central School district on Tuesday, May 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The appetizing appearance is being facilitated by the district's National Honor Society and 10 percent of ...