Local/Region

High School Bowl contests held

JAMESTOWN — Tidioute Community Charter School was defeated by Sherman Central School 64-33 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Tidioute also lost to Gowanda Central School 59-10. Faith Redlecki of Sherman and Will Sylvia of ...

Vehicle rollover on Route 39

FORESTVILLE — A vehicle heading towards Route 20 rolled over on Route 39 Saturday afternoon, taking out a telephone pole. The one-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Route 39 and Newell Road. The cause of the accident was unknown and only minor injuries were reported.

CASA of Chautauqua County announces Come to the Table event honorees, sponsors

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County announces its 11th Annual Come To The Table Fundraiser to be held on Thursday, May 9 at The Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the live table auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the event is ...

Beavers: a peculiar animal that can change its habitat

There was an odd scraping sound coming from the creek that was twenty feet from where I was standing. The noise was unmistakable, but impossible to describe. It sounded like a cross between chewing and the harsh grate of a rusty metal file. That description made no sense to most people, but the ...

Chamber to host Small Business Week open houses

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 2019 spring membership drive with a pair of Small Business Appreciation Open House events. On Monday, May 6, the Chamber invites you to stop in for a light lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at either of its offices: in the JCC North ...

RTPI presents ‘Albatross’ film, plastic pollution forum Tuesday

RTPI will host a special event featuring the film “Albatross,” along with a plastic pollution discussion this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Bird and nature-lovers alike are invited to learn about one of the largest flying seabirds in our oceans during the screening of Albatross, by artist Chris Jordan. ...

Dairy princesses prepare for pageant with potluck paint night

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to announce the upcoming Dairy Princess Pageant to be held on Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Dairy of Distinction Awards Program. Candidates for dairy princess must be ...

Anderson-Lee Library to host special storytime with guest readers

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library will hold a special story time to celebrate the Month of the Young Child on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Families of young children are invited to attend and hear stories from guest readers Jeff Hornburg, village of Silver Creek mayor, and Virginia Miller, ...

4,000 students learn about agriculture and farmers markets

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for the public to interact with our local agriculture industry. In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 18-22), area elementary students were able to participate in the ...

Girl Scouts help clean up community

On Saturday, April 6 more than 50 Girl Scouts ages 5-14 from the Tri-County Service Unit (which consists of Silver Creek, Forestville, Sheridan, Irving, Gowanda, and North Collins) joined together for a spring clean-up for the community. With rakes, gloves, and garbage bags, donated from Home ...

Local VFW leaders to move up

It will be a big year ahead for two VFW members from the area. In June, New York VFW Senior Vice Commander Tom Todaro (Jamestown) and National VFW Senior Vice Commander William “Doc” Schmitz (Dunkirk) will move up. Tom Todaro to Commander of the Department of New York VFW and Doc Schmitz to ...

Town of Ellery does not sign lake pact

ELLERY — “We’re not going to change our mind.” With those words, Ellery Town Supervisor Arden Johnson cemented the fact that his municipality will be the only group not to sign onto the countywide Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, ...

Area schools, officials remember Columbine tragedy

On April 20, 1999, school safety changed forever. Inside Columbine High School, 15 people were dead and 20 others were wounded after two armed students carried out a shooting spree that ended with the duo taking their own lives. The events would change families, students and the country ...

Wine tasting precedes Brocton memorial run

PORTLAND — Organizers of the 2019 Darren Manzella-Lapiera Memorial Run are pleased to announce 21 Brix Winery as Darren’s Inspiration Sponsor for the event. On Saturday, May 25, at 21 Brix Winery, Route 20, a wine tasting will be held to honor Manzella-Lapiera and support area veterans ...

Easter Egg Hunt in Washington Park Saturday

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is proud to announce that Dunkirk is partnering with Josh LaTola of El-Rigby Theatre to bring an Easter egg hunt and movie to Washington Park on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Following the Easter Egg Hunt, the movie Peter Rabbit will be shown at The Adams on ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 plans spring events

President Audrey Miga called the meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 to order on Tuesday , April 9. In the absence of the chaplain, Dawn Ransom read the opening prayer. Those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution. Miga thanked the members ...

Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Day set for April 20

Jamestown – All are invited to celebrate Earth Day two days early by giving back. Join Audubon Community Nature Center staff and volunteers on Saturday morning, April 20, as they work on projects to maintain and improve the Nature Center building and grounds. On arrival, choose a crew to ...

Jamestown couple charged with multiple drug, gun charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, both of Jamestown, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking ...

Patterson Library presents “Isiah Rashad II, Staying Focused”

The Patterson Library will present “Isaiah Rashad II, Staying Focused” author, and sculptor on April 25 at 6 p.m. In Rashad’s Christian non-fiction book, he discusses the “basics of staying focused in a world of confusion, misconceptions, and doubts following the principles taught ...