Local/Region

NCCF names new officers, members

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently held elections at both the 2019 Annual Meeting in June and the July Board of Directors meeting. At the annual meeting, the voting membership conducted elections for the following positions: ¯ Board of directors — Rachel Foley and ...

Christmas in July raffle a success

SILVER CREEK — The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library held their annual Christmas in July Raffle drawing July 25. Congratulations goes to Mary Fran O’Connell for winning the grand prize of $500! The Christmas in July Raffle would not be possible without the support of our area businesses and ...

Adult interest courses offered at Pine Valley Central School

The following adult interest courses are being offered at Pine Valley Central School this Fall: ¯ AARP Driver Safety Program (Mature Driving) Course will be offered in the Fall with dates to be determined at a later date. Please call if interested in the class and you will be placed on a ...

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation home-repair program funding offered

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) has been awarded funding by the New York State Office of Community Renewal for three home repair programs designed to assist people with disabilities who need accessibility modifications, including funding dedicated specifically ...

County and CCIDA collaborate on Recruitment/Visitors Brochure

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and Deputy County Executive for Economic Development/County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Chief Executive Officer, Mark Geise, are excited to announce the release of a new recruitment/visitors brochure for Chautauqua ...

Hosing the competition

OBSERVER Photo by Anthony Dolce On Friday night during the 51st annual Fredonia Farm Festival various fire departments participated in hose races. The Farm Festival continues today and Sunday.

Roland Rose Announces Candidacy

Roland Rose is announcing his candidacy for Fredonia Village Trustee. He has received endorsement from the Republican Party. Rose was born and raised in Chautauqua County and has lived in the village of Fredonia for the last 12 years. Mr. Rose lives in Fredonia with his wife, Melissa. He also ...

DAR members march in Mayville parade

Seven members of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently marched in the July 4 parade held in Mayville to celebrate America’s birthday. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Elizabeth Stobb, Kari Wendel, Bonnie Larkin ...

Veterans and active duty Service Members Networking Luncheon

The Veterans and Active Duty Service Members monthly Entrepreneurial Networking event provides service members with an opportunity to learn about resources for Veterans, discuss business ideas, and network. The event is open to all Veterans and active duty service members who own a business or ...

Denny’s Kids Day Monday in honor of Cookies for Kids Cancer Fund

Denny’s Kids Day will be held Monday from 4-7 p.m. in honor of the restaurant’s Cookies for Kids Cancer campaign. The campaign was reintroduced four years ago and has steadily been growing as time goes on. The event, will feature local fire fighters and a K-9 unit, a petting zoo ...

Martz-Kohl Observatory general meeting and open observatory

FREWSBURG — At 7:30 pm on 28 August, the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be having their General Meeting followed by an open observatory night at 9:30 pm. Interested members and guests are welcome to come to the general meeting as input is welcomed and encouraged. At the conclusion of the ...

Wanted man surrenders to Jamestown police

JAMESTOWN — Todd A. Dellahoy, a Jamestown man wanted by authorities in New York and Pennsylvania, turned himself in Saturday morning. According to the Jamestown Police Department, Dellahoy turned himself into investigators at 9 a.m. He was wanted as a fugitive from justice for a parole ...

Legislator Mills presents proclamation to Collins fire district

COLLINS — Erie County Legislator John Mills recently attended a dedication ceremony for the Town of Collins Fire Company and Fire District’s new truck and building addition. During the event, Legislator Mills presented volunteers with a proclamation congratulating them on the ...

Comedy Center named one of ‘World’s Greatest Places’

JAMESTOWN — Chalk up some more major recognition for the National Comedy Center. The center was named one of TIME’s “World’s Greatest Places” in the publication’s Sept. 2 cover story, just out today online and on newsstands Friday. The National Comedy Center was selected as one of ...

Naming ceremony set for arts center green room

The Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation of Arlington, Va., will name the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center’s green room at the State University of New York at Fredonia after its patron, Kay Hardesty Logan, who was a renowned area philanthropist, musician and arts patron, on Monday, Aug. 26, at 2 ...

160 animals sold in annual fair sale

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program held the 55th Annual 4-H Meat Animal Sale during the Chautauqua County Fair. Local businesses and 4-H supporters were out in full force. A total of 160 animals were sold at this annual event with 16 ...

Leader of Jamestown drug organization pleads guilty to selling cocaine

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Sigfredo Martinez, 47, of Celeron, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a ...

Agencies search for wanted Jamestown man

JAMESTOWN — Several agencies assisted in an hours-long search for a wanted Jamestown man Thursday. The fugitive, 47-year-old Todd A. Dellahoy, wasn’t located despite officers scouring the woods and nearby properties along Willard Street. Dellahoy is wanted on warrants for first-degree ...

Rotarians hear history of Sherman’s Yorker Museum

WESTFIELD — Roberta Tenpas, who has been the Sherman Historical Society President since 2011, presented a program titled “Sherman’s Yorker Museum: A Brief History” for Westfield-Mayville Rotarians and guests during the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Aug. 20 session at The ...