Community News

Quilt show approaching

WESTFIELD - The Westfield Quilters' Guild 2016 quilt show "School House Quilts" will be held at Westfield Academy and Central School, 203 E. Main St., Westfield from July 29 to 31. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5, good for all three ...

Third annual Project WILD Day a success

SINCLAIRVILLE - On a spectacular early summer day last Friday, June 10, the nearly 400 elementary students at Sinclairville Elementary School were treated to an outdoor day of fun and learning known as Project WILD. Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 ...

Flag retirement ceremony held at Silver Creek VFW

A Flag Retirement ceremony (burning) was held at the Silver Creek VFW on June 15. Organizations attending were: American Legion Hanover Memorial Post 148, VFW Post 6472, VFW Auxiliary 6472 and members. Community members are asked to retire their worn flags properly by dropping them off at any ...

Do you remember?

This group was on a wagon ride through Dunkirk's Point Gratiot in 1914 when this picture was taken, according to the information provided in an old photo album in the possession of the OBSERVER's Lifestyles Department. If you can identify any of the riders, please call 366-3000, ext. 482.

AARP driver safety class set for Aug. 6

An AARP Driver Safety class has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Forest Masonic Lodge in Fredonia. This one-day class, (six hours) will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Participants need to bring a bag lunch and beverage for the half hour break at noon. The cost for AARP ...

Carol Jemison receives 2016 Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship

Fredonia resident Carol Jemison was selected as the 2016 Brooks Hospital recipient of the Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship.Established with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, the $500 scholarship was generously endowed by Dr. Gopalan for employees of Brooks Memorial ...

Dunkirk Rotary’s ‘Outreach Project’ helps area food pantries

The Dunkirk Rotary Club's "Outreach Project" helped four area food pantries that run short of food each month.With a matching grant from District Rotary 7090 of $2,000 to match $2,000 from the Dunkirk Rotary Club, a total of $4,000 was available for this "Outreach Project." Each of the four ...

Legion, Boy Scouts combine to clean cemetery

J. Carter Knapp Forestville American Legion Post 953 and Silver Creek/Forestville Boy Scout Troop 252 recently cleaned up Nashville Cemetery. The cemetery is south of Route 39 on Allegany Road. The clean up was lead by Commander Tom Halicki of the Legion and Scout Master Greg Cole.

Mount Mercy holds 111th graduation

BUFFALO - Mount Mercy Academy held its 111th graduation ceremony on May 25. Fifty- nine members of the class of 2016 received their diplomas from Margaret Staszak, the Mount Mercy principal.Salutatorian Megan Fabian (West Seneca) welcomed and addressed the audience to open the ceremony. ...

Warm hearts warm Brooks Memorial Hospital patients

When Elizabeth "Betty" Miller of Dunkirk passed away in October 2015, her family wanted their mother's kind and considerate soul memorialized in a profound way. Betty's adult children, many of whom still reside locally in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, approached nursing staff at Brooks Hospital's ...

No charge at museum

SINCLAIRVILLE - The Valley Historical Society museum at Main and Lester streets in Sinclairville will be open to the public free of charge on Sunday, June 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.The VHS museum contains hundreds of artifacts from the Cassadaga Valley dating back to the early 1800s.Historical Society ...

Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday

STOCKTON - An Antique Tractor Pull will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association Club grounds, Cemetery Road, Stockton. Weigh-in begins at 10 a.m. The pull starts at noon. There is no gate fee. Food will be available. The hook up fee is $5 per ...

DHS Class of 1986 30th Reunion on July 2 at Rookies on the Lake

Are you ready?The Dunkirk High School Class of 1986 has scheduled its 30th class reunion for Saturday, July 2, at Rookies on the Lake, starting at 7 p.m.For more information about the reunion, review the group's page on Facebook - "Dunkirk High School Class of '86."The Class of 1986 invites ...

Quilting Companions meeting on June 28

Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions will meet on June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. The guest speaker is Chris Schultz of Olean. Schultz is presenting a program about scrap quilts, the use of color in quilting and a trunk show.

United Senior Citizens monthly luncheon meeting to be held July 11 at noon

The United Senior Citizens group has scheduled its next monthly luncheon meeting for Monday, July 11 at noon at the Fredonia Beaver Club, located at 64 Prospect St., Fredonia.The menu will be baked ham, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, tossed salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $8.For ...

Westfield Movie in the Park

WESTFIELD - There will be a movie in Moore Park, Westfield, on Friday evening, July 1 at dusk. The film is presented by the Ministerial Association.