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Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Tribute on Saturday

Viva Las Vegas — an evening of music and fun will be held on Saturday at the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Center, located at 324 Townsend St. in Dunkirk. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Terry Buchwald, nationally known for his Elvis tribute, will be performing. Terry is a well-known tribute ...

LHS holding Pet Adoption Day/Open House

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, May 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the dogs and cats who need caring homes. If unable to ...

City to vote on police car, roof repair

The city of Dunkirk will be dropping some money if two resolutions are approved at tonight’s Common Council meeting. Resolution 29 of 2017 will authorize the purchase of a new police vehicle for $33,363.48. Where the city is looking to purchase the vehicle on state bid, it will use a ...

Darren’s Inspiration part of May 27 wine tasting

PORTLAND — Time is soon approaching for the Darren Manzella-Lapeira Memorial Run, which is held annually to benefit veterans in Chautauqua County. Once again, the Run is fortunate to have 21 Brix partner with us as the Darren’s Inspiration Sponsor for the 2017 Run. To start things off ...

Honor rolls

Dunkirk Middle School third quarter academic honors The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Dunkirk Middle School for the third quarter of the 2016-2017 school year: Honor roll 6th Grade: Risel Alfaro, David Andujar Jr., Aurora Britton, Arielys ...

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Luke Bartone, who majored in Marketing, joins his fellow classmates in signaling their enthusiasm to receive degrees at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Saturday. Two ceremonies were held at the Steele Hall Arena to accommodate the Class of 2017.

SUNY Fredonia holds 190th graduation ceremony Saturday

“Welcome Class of 2017,” former Fredonia Mayor, now Fredonia College Council Chair, Frank Pagano proclaimed Saturday. “It’s an honor to welcome you Fredonia’s 190th graduation ceremony.” This statement can be interchangeable — with the exception of Fredonia and the number of ...

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Marcella Dolce and her fifth graders at Dunkirk School 7 show off how powerful they are with their UNICEF Powerbands. The kid-safe fitness trackers have allowed the fifth graders to track their physical activity and log it into a program that translates to feeding undernourished children across the globe. The program concludes in May, however students can continue to track and participate in feeding children after the program ends.

Local fifth graders make global impact

One group of fifth graders from Dunkirk School 7 have proven that their actions can have a global impact. And thanks to the grant funding program that their teacher signed onto, their global impact has literally kept children alive around the world. Dunkirk school teacher Marcella Dolce ...

The costs of educating fewer students

It will cost the 20 school area districts 23.84 percent more than it did 10 years ago to educate 11.75 percent fewer students. According to information from the state Education Department’s School Property Tax Report Cards, area school districts are projected to have 20,200 students ...

Resident fed up with waiting on village

Hearing the same answer for years and never seeing results can wear on a person, and for Fredonia resident Paul Luce, patience has run out. Luce attended a recent village board meeting to once again ask when the village will get around to fixing the problem of discolored potable water on ...

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Winged Ox Players, the theatre ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, recently presented “Least Resistance,” an original play about people dealing with addiction and recovery in Jamestown. As part of their preparation, all the cast went to a free Narcan training presented at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). The Narcan training will be offered again at 6 p.m. on Monday at MHA, 31 Water St., Door 14, in the rear of the Gateway Center in Jamestown.

Narcan Training at Mental Health Association slated for Monday

JAMESTOWN — In the opening scene of “Least Resistance,” the recent production by Winged Ox Players, a mother saves her daughter’s life by administering Narcan after the young woman overdoses on heroin. Presented by the theatre ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, “Least ...

Chautauqua County Chamber welcomes new members

Spring Membership Drive is off to a great start! Businesses are recognizing the value that the Chamber can deliver. With eighteen new members that joined during National Small Business Week, the Chamber is continuing to meet with prospective members who want to participate in all the Chamber ...

CCE offers tips for nutrition during pregnancy

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program would like to share information on women’s nutritional needs during pregnancy. When a woman becomes pregnant, her need for more vitamins and minerals increase. Acquiring more vitamins and ...

Budgets, school officials up for election Tuesday

On Tuesday, the public will head to the polls to vote on their local school budget, board members and other possible school-related referendums. Here is a summary of what local residents will be voting on: Brocton Central School The Brocton Central School District is proposing a budget of ...

Chautauqua Lake Honor & Merit Roll

Chautauqua Lake Central School Honor Roll Third Quarter 2016-17 Chautauqua Lake Central School District has announced its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The students listed below are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during the ...

Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties SUNY Fredonia graduates

Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced the following students who are May 2017 candidates for degrees. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Cattaraugus County Allegany Jefferson D. Dedrick, Bachelor of Arts, Social Studies-Adolescence Ed Alyssa A. Stroud, ...

Fredonia Middle School Honor and Merit rolls

Honor and merit roll students for the third quarter have been announced by Andrew T. Ludwig, Fredonia Middle School principal. They are as follows: Merit Roll Grade 5: Hannah Abbatoy, Moeez Ahmed, Christian Arnold, Samuel Atzrott, Kyle Berkshire, Haley Blue, Aidan Burrell, Landon ...

Fredonia mayor to hold economic development forum

The village of Fredonia’s top official is planning to hold an economic development public forum in the coming weeks. Dr. Athanasia Landis made the announcement during a recent village board meeting. The forum will be open to all businesses and people in Fredonia. “I (also) want to ...

Westfield Middle School Honor and Merit rolls

MERIT ROLL The following middle school students make up the Merit Roll for the third marking period of the school year 2016-2017: Sixth Grade: Sarah Anthony, Lenna Bearce, Michael Cochrane, Jocelyn Hotchkiss, Madison Jaynes, Aiden Larson, Simeon Lashbrook, Jordin LopezHernandez, Emma ...

Sen. Cathy Young honors military spouses

ALBANY — Recognizing the monumental contributions of military spouses, New York state Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I — 57th District) on Friday acknowledged the husbands and wives of brave service members and veterans of National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Celebrated on the Friday ...