Community News

Anderson-Lee Library sets summer events schedule

SILVER CREEK - The Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek, has a busy summer planned for patrons. For activities requiring registration, stop in at the library or call 934-3468.Special events are free and families of all ages are welcome unless indicated for specific age groups. ...

‘Bucket of Junk’ contest part of the Chautauqua County Fair

Again this year the Chautauqua County Fair is excited to continue the Bucket of Junk department in Floral Hall for juniors (ages 17 and under). Exhibitors will be given a bucket containing various items often considered "junk." The exhibitor will then be challenged to make a creation using the ...

Blossom Garden Friends School summer program set

COLLINS - The Blossom Garden Friends School has recently received a 2016 summer Prime Time project grant from the Erie County Youth Bureau.This summer program will sponsor a variety of summer time activities and academic enrichment activities for 25 or more rural youth from the southern Erie ...

Rotary Club learns about area’s nature preserves

Representatives from the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York recently spoke to the Dunkirk Rotary Club.Jacqueline Courtney Swift, president of the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York and James Hoggard, a member of the Board of Directors, shared with the group their ...

Barker Library summer programs

The Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, will hold its summer program between Monday, July 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 this year.The theme for this summer is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read."Kids can hear exciting stories, exercise their minds and bodies, and play with their friends. They can ...

Community Calendar

TUESDAY, JULY 5Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors are welcome. Donation is $1.Seneca Nation Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seneca One Stop at the Roundabout of Routes 5 and 20, Irving. Vendors welcome. Contact Azalia ...

Dunkirk High School Class of 1964 to mark 70-year birthday bash

On Saturday evening, Aug. 13 of this year, the DHS Class of 1964 will gather together to celebrate a 70 year birthday reunion. Classmates are to meet at Rookies Sports Bar at 19 Lakeshore Drive East at 7 p.m. Finger foods to be provided. Pass the word around to fellow classmates. For further ...

Dunkirk Library programs starting Tuesday and Wednesday

The Dunkirk Public Library, located at 536 Central Ave., has several learning options available this summer, beginning Tuesday with computer classes, followed by Wednesday's start of Eat Smart New York classes.Community members can find their healthy selves this summer at the Dunkirk Public ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary installs 2016-2017 officers

Fourteen members of the Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary joined together Tuesday, June 14, at Liberty's Cafe in Fredonia for their 2016-2017 Officer Installation dinner and informal meeting.The gathering was opened with a prayer from Chaplain Paula Pattison. President Bev Speelberg thanked Unit ...

Bright Spots highlights good work in community

JAMESTOWN - Every-one deserves a pat on the back for a job well done. One local group is doing just that for those in the community making the world a little bit better and brighter place to live. Chautauqua Bright Spots is an initiative that recognizes neighborhoods, individuals and ...

Do you remember?

Steven Zielinski (center) accepts a silver tray in recognition of his being named top seaman in the 1965 junior sailing program in Dunkirk. Leonard Catalano and Mrs. John Foster made the presentation Thursday night during an awards ceremony at Dunkirk High School. In the front row, from left ...

Available for adoption

Do you need a new friend? Perhaps a four-legged one, with fur? If so, call your area shelter today! Make an appointment or come by an open house to meet the kittens at LHS, Merlin at NCCR, or Nina at WSCR! Don't forget, these are only a few of the animals available. There are so many wonderful ...

Libraries offering programs and events

CASSADAGA - Cassadaga Branch Library invites you to view a photo display of Cassadaga - Then and Now. A project of Citizens for a Better Cassadaga, photos of current business and homes of the village of Cassadaga are alongside photos dating from 1900 and the 1940s."The idea was to showcase the ...

DHS offering summer swim programming

The Dunkirk High School Pool summer Learn to Swim Program will have classes for the following age groups: Infant/Parent, Guppies (beginners), Minnows, Fish, Sharks and Dolphins (advanced). The swimming lessons will take place Monday through Friday, in two sessions: Session 1-Monday, July 11 ...

Laureate Alpha Phi Sorority holds last meeting of chapter year

WESTFIELD - The last meeting of the Laureate Alpha Phi Sorority chapter year was held on June 12 at Ottaway Park in Westfield prior to the sorority family picnic. The chapter received a thank you from the village of Westfield for the money donated for the swim program.Linda Bennett received the ...

NCCF welcomes the Bobseine Family and Friends Memorial Fund

Family and friends of Oliver and Betty Bobseine have created a memorial fund in their honor at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation to benefit children attending SS. Peter and Paul School in Hamburg, N.Y. Their seven children are Michelle Emerling, Cynthia Bobseine, Marcie Cocina, Wendy ...

NCCS religion class takes on challenging end-of-year projects

Danielle Long's eighth grade religion class was given a challenge as an end-of-the-year project. The class had been studying about Catholic social teaching, and Pope Francis' call for all to reach out to the poor of the world. This "preferential options for the poor" became the basis for the ...

Brocton native retires from journalism career

Sheila L. Mullowney, the executive editor of The Newport Daily News in Newport, R.I., left the paper at the end of April after a 17-year career there.Mullowney, who started working for The Daily News as a copy editor in 1999, took a position as a communications specialist for ICI Services Corp. ...

Walk Against Breast Cancer on July 9

RIPLEY - Billie Jo Reid and several volunteers have created a walk to help support people with breast cancer. The walk will be July 9 at 1 Park Ave. in Ripley. All donations will be split between The Circle of Love of Dunkirk, Partners for Prevention of Jamestown and the Regional Cancer Center ...