Community News

Hits For A Cure a success

GERRY - The fifth annual Hits For A Cure event took place at the Gerry Town Park on June 11 to raise money and awareness for the disease known as breast cancer.This year, 100 percent of the proceeds went to Dawn Davis, a breast cancer survivor from Gerry. Davis has faced adversity, going ...

Fredonia Presbyterian Church yard sale set

The Fredonia Presbyterian Church is having its annual yard sale on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 219 Central Ave., Fredonia. For over 30 years, the yard sale has supported local charities.This year's proceeds will go to Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, ...

Hot fun in the summertime for senior citizen

Jean Romanik, 94, cruised by the OBSERVER office on Tuesday as part of a day full of summer fun. A resident of the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, she loves road trips with her daughter, Janice Robinson and son-in-law Jeff Robinson.

Dunkirk Exempts make donation to fire boat

The Dunkirk Exempts Fireman's Association has donated $1,000 to the Edward Cotter Fire Boat. The donation was made while the Cotter was docked at the city pier. The Edward Cotter is the oldest working fire boat in the country. The money will be used for some upkeep of the fire boat. Taking part ...

Lakeshore Humane Society will hold Pet Adoption Day/Open House

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. The Center is located at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk.Come to see the facility and meet some of the dogs and cats in need of caring homes.Consider the cats in ...

Barker Library Discovery Club activities set for this Saturday morning

The Barker Library Discovery Club will meet Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to explore space. This will be an especially messy event, so participants are asked to wear a smock or old clothes.The group members will find micropetrologist and space dust using magnets, build a swirling ...

Hanover Legion Post 148 installs officers

Submitted PhotoAmerican Legion Hanover Post 148 in Silver Creek had installation of officers on June 15. Officers left to right are: Secretary Tom Erdley, Commander Wayne Hartinger, Sgt. of Arms Richard Henry, Treasurer John Leatherbarrow, Chaplain Bob Tamulski. Missing from photo are 1st Vice ...

Dunkirk National Guard hosts youth group

Youth currently attending the GA Family Services Accountability and Responsibility Program had the opportunity to attend the New York National Guard Open House in Dunkirk.The group was able to get a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art equipment used by the Citizen Soldiers of A CO 642nd ...

Careers in health care topic of event

JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua County Home Care Association is hosting an event on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gateway Center located at 31 Water St., Jamestown.This is a health care careers and employee resource fair and we invite all who may be interested in a career in home ...

Recovery progress recognized during Mental Health Association luncheon

JAMESTOWN - "We were ready to give up and turn our backs on her," this mother said. Then they had friends whose daughter was brutally killed. "That terrible tragedy brought us to the realization that we were lucky enough to still have our daughter - and we knew we had to do whatever we could ...

Do you remember?

City residents are seen enjoying the former Wright Park pool in the city of Dunkirk to escape the summer heat. The pool was closed and the site is now home to a skate park.

Available for adoption

Call today to make an appointment to meet Petey, Peanut, Ducky, or some of their wonderful friends at your local shelter.

WNY Safari Club 2016 scholarship awarded

Submitted PhotoRyan Johnson of Brocton was recently named a winner of the 2016 Western New York Safari Club Scholarship. He was presented with a check for $2,000 to be used in furthering his education toward his goal of fostering conservation and support of wildlife in his future career. Ryan ...

History of Centralia presented at Valley Historical Society

SINCLAIRVILLE - Marilyn Tilyou Desnerck was the recent guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society meeting held in Sinclairville at the museum. The museum, which is one of the oldest brick buildings in Chautauqua County, houses the Valley Historical Society, and is located at the corners of ...

Annual Father’s Day breakfast set at Sunset Bay

HANOVER - The Sunset Bay Fire Department will hold its annual Father's Day breakfast on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fire Hall in Sunset Bay.Donation is $6. Treat Dad on his day.

Creche donates in honor of longtime advocate

JAMESTOWN - For more than a century, Creche has raised significant funding in order to provide for the needs of children in Chautauqua County.Each year, the Creche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at WCA Hospital. Creche recently made a $2,196 donation to ...

Dunkirk Public Library summer reading program

The Dunkirk Public Library summer reading program will run from June 27 through Aug. 5 this year.Highlights include:Mondays: Miss Nancy's Fitness fun! from 1 to 2 p.m. On June 27, Balloon races; July 18, Wheel of Fitness; July 25, outdoor games chalk drawing, hopscotch, ball tosses, soccer ...

Dunkirk Public Library summer reading program

The Dunkirk Public Library summer reading program will run from June 27 through Aug. 5 this year.Highlights include:Mondays: Miss Nancy's Fitness fun! from 1 to 2 p.m. On June 27, Balloon races; July 18, Wheel of Fitness; July 25, outdoor games chalk drawing, hopscotch, ball tosses, soccer ...