Community News

Valley Historical Society holds Treasure Trove Program

SINCLAIRVILLE - The Valley Historical Society of Sinclairville held its annual summer picnic recently in the Sinclairville Village Park.President Larry Barmore welcomed all, and gave the blessing prior to the meal. A wide variety of food dishes was available for all to enjoy in the newly ...

Claudia C. Bowker to present book signing programs

Claudia C. Bowker, a native of Forestville, will be presenting a brief talk and reading and signing copies of her book, "It Took a Bullet," at two local libraries. On Wednesday, Bowker will be at the Dunkirk Library from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday, she will be at the Anderson Lee Library in ...

Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. set meeting schedule

Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. had their summer picnic this past week and finalized the monthly meeting schedule.The first annual craft and vendor event will take place at the Masonic Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Baskets will also be raffled to assist with the ...

End of Summer Reading Program party held at the Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK - On Friday, Aug. 5, the Anderson-Lee Library held the finale of its Summer Reading Program. Mike Randall started off the party by entertaining families with his sidesplitting jokes and magic tricks. Then, completion certificates and goody bags were presented to the super readers ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club visits Hamburg gardens

HAMBURG - On July 14, the Bud 'n Bloom Garden Club traveled to Hamburg to visit four amazing gardens that had just been in the much anticipated, annual Hamburg Garden Walk. This event is the culmination of years of work when the village prepares their beautiful gardens to share with visitors ...

Chautauqua County Vegetarian- Vegan Society meets Wednesday

WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Vege-tarian-Vegan Society will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m., at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield.The evening's speaker will be Marian Arbesman from the Buffalo area. Her talk will be "Introduction to Fermentation."The program will include a brief history ...

Family Night today at Sinclairville Free Library

SINCLAIRVILLE - Children participating in the Village of Sinclairville's Summer Recreation Program visited the Sinclairville Free Library on Fridays throughout July as part of the library's Summer Reading Program: "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" Additional programs for children and families ...

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This is the birthplace of Willis H. Carrier, the "Father of Air Conditioning" and probably the most famous resident of Evans. Originally the Carrier farm, it is now the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Route 5 near Lake Street.

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Washington descendants gather for 99th family reunion

Descendants from the Washington family met recently for their annual family reunion at Sheridan Bay Park in Sheridan.Bruce Washington from Ohio is the president, and extended a welcome to all for attending the 99th reunion. He said they have written proof the reunion dates back 99 years. He ...

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, AUG. 5Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per ...

Local artist to exhibit at the Conneaut Arts Center in Ohio

For the month of August local Westfield resident and artist, Trenton Lutes, will be featured in a solo show entitled "Old Ideas/New Directions" at the Conneaut Arts Center in Conneaut, Ohio. The show's opening reception will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Lutes ...

Share a birthday card for Edna D. Bajdo

STOCKTON - Edna Bajdo, well-known in the Westfield and Mayville area, celebrates her 94th birthday on Aug. 7. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating her 94th birthday with a card shower. The group is asking local residents to send cards to Edna Bajdo, c/o Stockton Star Rebekah ...

Share in a birthday card shower for Effa Zenns’ 100th birthday

STOCKTON - Effa Zenns, well-known in the Mayville and Westfield area, celebrates her 100th birthday. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating her 100th birthday with a card shower. The group is asking local residents to send cards to mark the occasion to: Effa Zenns, c/o Stockton ...

Reunion news

Descendants of Henry and Martha Tilly plan reunionThe descendants of Henry and Martha Tilly will hold their 51st family reunion picnic for Sunday, Aug. 7 starting at noon in honor and remembrance of their family heritage. The reunion will be held at Dunkirk American Legion Post 62, 211 Central ...

Circle of Love holds Celebration of Life ceremony

On May 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a Circle of Love Ice Cream Social Celebration of Life was held at Dr. Sood's office in memory of the group's first oncologist, Dr. K. Damania at 417 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. In 1990, Dr. Damania sponsored Josie Costa Christopher, LPN. Since then, Christopher ...

Scouts serve veterans

Submitted PhotosThe Boy Scouts of Troop 267 from Fredonia expressed their appreciation for the Legionnaires of Post 59 (their charter organization) by serving them breakfast at the Legion on Memorial Day. After the breakfast, the Cub Scouts from Pack 267 joined in the memorial services with the ...

Cardinal Mindszenty High School all-years reunion on Saturday

For the second year, there will be an All-Years Cardinal Mindszenty High School reunion.This year's event will be on Saturday at the American Legion Post 62 at 211 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The festivities will commence at 6 p.m.Last year's event saw nearly 300 people attend, representing all ...

WCA Foundation awards Vincent Messina Memorial Scholarship

JAMESTOWN - With more than 100 family, friends, and hospital staff in attendance at the 47th graduation ceremony of the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology on June 9, Brooke Ludwiczak, student of the radiology school, was awarded this year's recipient of the Vincent Messina A. Memorial ...

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SUNY Fredonia was the home of the Buffalo Bills training camp from 1981-1999. In this photo the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Bills' return with a sign at Comfort Inn on Vineyard Drive.