Community News

Lakeshore Humane Society annual Giant Yard Sale Aug. 20 and 21

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its annual Giant Yard Sale Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4. Looking ahead to this fundraiser, individuals may want to consider setting aside usable items they no longer need.The yard sale will be at Floral Hall ...

Pagano 62nd family reunion to be held on July 30

SHERIDAN - Plans are underway for the 62nd annual Pagano family reunion, which will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Willow Creek Winery, Chapin Road, Sheridan, beginning at noon.The family members are asked to bring a white elephant prize or a theme basket or both if they would like. A dinner ...

Paint your community compliments of NCCF

On Saturday, July 23, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary by hosting a complimentary "paint your community" event at the Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum, 1 Lighthouse Drive, Dunkirk.This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free and ...

DAR members tour and climb the Dunkirk Lighthouse

On Thursday, July 7 the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met for a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum, with a climb to the top of the Lighthouse.The weather was perfect and the tour was informative, as well as enjoyable. This gem on ...

Dunkirk Rotary Club hears about Cuba trip

David Bryant spoke to the Dunkirk Rotary Club recently about his Cuba visit. He was part of People to People Cultural Exchange.Cuba is 1,000 miles long. Bryant left out of Miami on a 747 with a plane full of people bound for Cuba and an eight-day tour of the Communist dictatorship. On their ...

Historical society making plans at next meeting for upcoming special event

LEON - The next Leon Historical Society meeting is July 25 at the Historical Church at 6 p.m. Come and join in as plans are evolving now for a special event. Leon has many Civil War veterans and the society is planning a celebration to honor all of them by re-creating a Civil War funeral, as it ...

CWC to hold native plants presentation today

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will present "Eco-Friendly Native Plants for Your Yard or Lakeshore" today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 3748 Route 430 in Bemus Point. The event is free to CWC members with a suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members. ...

Boy Scouts alumni gatherings planned

The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America is planning two Alumni Reunions to rekindle great youth memories from Scouting and Summer Camp. On Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m., there will be an open house at Elk Lick Scout Reserve on Bordell Road in Smethport, Pa. On the following ...

Drum circles help one relax

Need help relaxing?A drum circle is a fully-participating group - sharing a rhythmical and musical experience. Drumming together cuts through racial, cultural, religious and gender differences to the core of who we are as humans. We are all related and that's why the drum is a tool for ...

Lending their hands: Silver Creek seniors help out on Service Day

SILVER CREEK - The first-ever Senior Service Day was held on June 10 in the Silver Creek Central School District and featured a selfless display of volunteerism on the part of dozens of students.Twelfth-graders in the Class of 2016 volunteered a portion of their day to offer help at a variety ...

Festival of Grapes 2016 Baby Contest set to begin

SILVER CREEK - The 2016 grape baby contest to begin accepting entries for the contest to be held Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will receive a cash prize of $50, a small award and a chance to ...

Vegetarian Society to meet Wednesday and hear from registered dietician

WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society welcomes George Eisman as the speaker for its July 20 meeting at the YWCA in Westfield. Eisman, a registered dietician, will be speaking on "The ABC's of Nutrition That They Don't Teach in Schools ... Including Medical Schools." Among ...

Location change for Stockton summer reading program

STOCKTON - On Friday at 1 p.m., there will be a special location for summer reading in Stockton.The Stockton Recreation program at Mill Race Park is on vacation that day, so the summer reading time will be hosted at the Stockton Library at 22 N. Main St. instead.The same great folks will be ...

Annual Camp Gross picnic, corn roast set for Saturday

CASSADAGA - The annual Camp Gross Picnic/Corn Roast will be held on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Camp Gross on Route 60 in Cassadaga. Bring a dish to pass and personal table service. Hot dogs and corn will be provided.This is an excellent chance to come to the camp and observe the ongoing ...

Hidi Hose Co. 4 centennial celebration dinner on July 16

GOWANDA - Hidi Hose Co. 4 of 99 Beech St., Gowanda, will be celebrating 100 years of volunteering for the community. Having been founded April 17, 1916 the company will be having a centennial dinner with music at the Slovenian Club, 36 Palmer St., Gowanda on Saturday starting with cocktails at ...

American Red Cross to host volunteer information sessions

The American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Region, is hosting several volunteer information events open to anyone interested in learning about the ways in which the Red Cross supports residents in their communities.The Western New York Chapter events will be today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ...