Community News

Gowanda Adult Education to hold paint night Dec. 6

GOWANDA — Looking for a perfect night out to relax and paint with friends? The Adult Education program of the Gowanda Central School District presents Adult Paint Night on Canvas on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Gowanda High School, Room 147. Participants will get a 16-by-20 canvas for $35 ...

Two Lakes Studios grand opening Dec. 1

MAYVILLE — Owner/artist Carrie Tredo of Two Lakes Studios, Mayville is hosting a grand opening celebrating her new location on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 38 S. Erie St., Mayville at 2 p.m. The event, including a ribbon cutting by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and ...

Rotarians serve meals in Westfield

On Nov. 14, 10 Westfield-Mayville Rotarians donned their aprons and helped to serve Thanksgiving dinners to the public at the Westfield Community Kitchen, which is located in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church of Westfield. Rotary volunteers included (row 1, left to right) ...

Sheridan VFW 75th anniversary

Sheridan Memorial VFW Post 6390 was recognized by the VFW National Commander on the 75th anniversary of its charter. Pictured is VFW 6390 Commander Dave Zielinski (on right) receiving the National Commander's certificate from Chautauqua County Commander Colin Anderson and 6th District VFW ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Alfred Adler

The fifth meeting of the 2018-2019 Fredonia Shakespeare Club year was held on Nov. 8 at the home of Nicki Schoenl. President Joyce Haines welcomed 14 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Nov. 1 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. Members voted on a proposed new ...

Chautauqua Lake, Westfield win High School Bowl

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua Lake Central School defeated Clymer Central School 49-33 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Westfield Academy and Central School defeated Sheffield Area High School 65-10. Cheyenne Meeder of Chautauqua Lake ...

Silver Creek VFW hosts Veterans Day dinner

Submitted Photo On Nov. 10 the Silver Creek VFW Post 6472 Samuel Cimino hosted a Veterans Day dinner. State Senator Cathy Young joined the veterans for a very enjoyable dinner. Pictured are the organizers with Senator Young, MSgt (Ret.) Brian Schneider, USMC, (left) and 1SG (Ret.) Colin ...

Community Blood Bank to be at Fredonia festival

For the first time, the Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY is joining a tremendous festival to bring in the holiday spirit – Fredonia’s Miracle on Main Street. Donating blood really is an essential part in the miracle of life. By donating blood, you can save up to three lives. The ...

Dunkirk Yacht Club installs officers, directors for 2019 at fall banquet

The Dunkirk Yacht Club installed the officers and directors for 2019 at their Fall Banquet at the Beaver Club in Fredonia, Saturday, Nov. 3. The invocation was delivered by Life Member Chet Bates. Outgoing Commodore Donna Bjurlin thanked the Board and everyone for a successful 2018 season. She ...

Veterans help Red Kettle effort

The Red Kettle campaign is under way — and veterans are helping in the effort. On the left is Ed Dragon, a veteran of the Navy and the Dunkirk Fire Department, in his second year volunteering. On the right is Andy Dyckes, this is his third year volunteering. To assist in the fund-raising ...

Community News Briefs

Daughters of the American Revolution WESTFIELD — A regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Patterson Library. The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda ...

First-graders celebrate World Kindness Day

Mrs. Stacy Bautista’s first grade class celebrated World Kindness Day at School #5. The class has been working on kindness. Students did activities and role playing to demonstrate how to show kindness. The class also received a donation from the Post 62 Women’s Auxiliary for the “Make ...

Girl Scouts Troop 20158 sets Breakfast with Santa

Tickets for the annual Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20158 Pancake Breakfast with Santa are on sale. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. Tickets are still $6 a person and include pancakes, bacon, ...

Red Cross services highlighted at Rotary

Rachael Snyder, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist of the American Red Cross Western New York Chapter, described the various fundamental principles, services and volunteer opportunities of the American Red Cross (ARC) during the Oct. 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, which was ...

Veterans’ Celebration

The Sheridan Memorial VFW Post #6390 had its Veterans’ Celebration (USMC’s Birthday, Veterans’ Day, and the VFW’s 75th Anniversary) recently. Music was provided by R & S Acoustic. Appreciation is expressed to Joe and Rene Granata for their donation for the band. There was a ...

Blood drive is Thursday in Gowanda

Gowanda High School’s Student Council is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Middle School Wrestling Room. All donors will be entered into a chance to win a Nintendo Switch gaming system. The public is welcome to participate and will have to enter ...

Rotary provides some helping hands

In October, five members of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club volunteered on the grounds of the Yorker Museum in Sherman by doing various tasks to prepare the site for its winter closing. Participating Rotarians were, left to right, Pete Bills, Dan Smith, Mary Swanson, club president, Jim ...