Local/Region

Reg Lenna seeks help to restore, reinstall ‘Horse’ sculpture

JAMESTOWN — The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is looking to return the famous downtown Jamestown sculpture — named “Horse” by its creator and known affectionately as “Horse ‘Fish’” — to its previous place of prominence on Third Street. In fall of 2017, the sculpture was ...

Jackson Center seeking applicants for Teacher Fellowship Program

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is seeking qualified applicants for its upcoming Teacher Fellowship Program. The program will run from Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16, at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, with additional programming at Chautauqua Institution, Cummins ...

Civic Calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Village Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., village hall Cassadaga Monday — Cassadaga Village Board public hearing, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station 1 Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station 1 Dunkirk Tuesday — Dunkirk Town ...

Nearly 200 assist in Fredonia cleanup

Close to 200 volunteers showed up on April 7 for the second annual Community Cleanup hosted by the Village of Fredonia Police Department. “The weather was amazing and so was the turnout,” said Mike Hodkin of the Fredonia police, who organized the event. “We had college sororities, ...

Health officials discuss county jail services

MAYVILLE — More individual inmates in 2018 received mental health and addiction services at the Chautauqua County Jail than in 2017. Patricia Brinkman, director of mental hygiene in Chautauqua County, and Tamie Gates, county therapist, recently discussed with the County Legislature Public ...

Historical Society of Dunkirk launches new website

The Historical Society of Dunkirk is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website, which is available for viewing as of Tuesday, April 9. The new site replaces one that has been in place for some years. The new site offers a number of pages that should appeal to locals interested ...

County’s general fund millions below budgeted number

The 2018 Chautauqua County government general fund was more than $3.5 million below what was budgeted. During a recent meeting, Chautauqua County Legislator and Audit and Control Committee Chairman Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, provided a 2018 finance report to the full legislature that ...

Cassadaga plans Arbor Day celebration

CASSADAGA — A celebration of Arbor Day has been scheduled by the village for May 18, following a new grant announcement by Village Clerk Roxanne Astry. “We did get the grant for Arbor Day, $1,000, what will happen is, we’ll pay the expenses and then get reimbursed,” Astry reported of ...

Easter Egg Hunt in Laona

The annual Easter Egg hunt for Laona will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Laona playground. Please, if possible, use back entrance. This hunt is welcome to all Town of Pomfret residents/Village of Fredonia. All are welcome. The stuffed bunny raffle will be held as well. ...

Free public astronomy nights return to Fredonia campus

Along with warmer temperatures, the eagerly awaited arrival of April signals the start of free public astronomy nights, held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through October, at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Visitors will gather in the Jewett Hall lobby by 8:15 ...

Chautauqua Master Gardeners celebrate volunteer month

April is Volunteering month, where we give credit and celebrate the work of all the volunteers that serve our community. The Master Gardener Program is offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension and volunteering is a core part of the program. The Master Gardener’s meeting for April included a ...

CWC signs agreement for Chautauqua Lake weed management strategy

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy. The CWC recognizes that the MOA serves as a positive step in creating a comprehensive plan of action for the lake. The CWC also commends the MOA as way to ...

Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce holds Appreciation Luncheon

HANOVER — The Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon at The Colony Steak and Seafood Restaurant recently. Hanover Chamber President Rick Klisiewicz served as Master of Ceremonies. Introducing Honored guests, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell spoke ...

Silver Creek VFW installs officers

VFW Post 6472 recently installed its Officers for 2019-2020. Front Row (L-R): Colin Anderson (Quartermaster), Richard Henry (Commander), Tom Rabb (Junior Vice Commander), Ralph Smith (Judge Advocate). Back row (L-R): Ed Fik (Adjutant), Matt Shaw (Trustee), Randy Nuurmi (Trustee), Samantha Tram ...

El Rigby Theater to host community Easter Egg Hunt, family movie

On Saturday, April 20, the El Rigby Theater is hosting a free Easter egg hunt for the communities of Dunkirk and Fredonia at Washington Park, 501-599 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Registration begins at 3 p.m., with egg hunt to follow at 4 p.m. Age groups include four and under, five to eight, and ...

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates holds meeting

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recent held their regular monthly at The World War II Veterans Club, Lake Shore Dr. E. in Dunkirk. President Richard Jakubczyk welcomed the group to his club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence ...

Meeting focuses on climate, environment April 27

The Climate Education Initiative is hosting an action workshop at 4 p.m. April 27 at the Fellowship Hall in the Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. in Fredonia. The purpose of the workshop is to exchange ideas on reducing our carbon footprint. Many people who are worried about ...

Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. announces April activities

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. met at the St. Stephen’s Cafe in Brocton. Guests of chapter member Brenda Lewis, were Carrie Doino and Michelle Starwalt. Tammy Thompson of Breathe Life of WNY Inc. welcomed our group to her establishment. Their mission is to be a source of light ...