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Leon Historical Society hosts Snowman Party

A great time was had by all at the Leon Historical Society’s Quilting Party. The group met at 8:30 a.m. and fired up the sewing machines after some coffee and donut. There was a great deal of cutting, stitching, gluing, ironing, basting and quilting. In the end, it was all worth it. ...

‘Annie Jr.’ takes PVCS stage this weekend

The beloved and classic tale of Little Orphan Annie comes to Pine Valley in their drama club’s production of “Annie Jr.” The musical tells the story of Annie (Katie King) who was abandoned by her parents on the front steps of the New York City Municipal Orphanage run under the strict hand ...

Town of Evans searching for missing man

EVANS — Police in the town of Evans are searching for a man who went missing on Sunday, Dec. 2 at his local residence. Mark F. Pelgrin, 65, is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weight: 190 pounds. Pelgrin has gray with black hair and hazel eyes. Pelgrin also does have medical conditions ...

Rotary Club honors those who fight polio

Submitted Photo Dan Smith, Westfield-Mayville Rotary member, presented David Tiffany, past president, and Joseph McFall, current president of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club, with a certificate for the Dunkirk-Fredonia club’s support efforts to eradicate polio. Smith said the ...

Arters presents at recent SAR meeting

CASSADAGA – Doug Arters, SAR member, presented a program about some marksmen, snipers and American riflemen leaders during the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution Chapter meeting, Cassadaga Country Club, during its regular Oct. 6 meeting. A certain mystique ...

Sinclairville Library ready for holiday season

The Sinclairville Free Library invites everyone to visit the library this holiday season and admire its Christmas tree constructed with books and its holiday teddy bear display by Jean Abbey. Guests may also enjoy holiday crafts at the library before Santa’s arrival in Sinclairville on ...

Chautauqua County Historical Society Holiday Open House is Sunday

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society will say goodbye to 2018 with its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday at the McClurg Museum in Westfield. The open house provides an annual opportunity for visitors to learn more about the museum and the historical society, ...

Christmas in Angola set for Friday, Saturday

ANGOLA — The Angola Park and Gazebo Committee in cooperation with The Friends of the Village and the Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches will host the annual Christmas tree lighting and carol singing on Friday. The Christmas tree lighting will be held at Angola Commons next to the ...

Jamestown man charged after fleeing police

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged after fleeing police in a stolen car late last month. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department received a complaint of a burglary in the village in which a car was taken from a garage Nov. 28. The following day, around 4 p.m., officers located the stolen ...

Marker remembers ‘Angola Horror’ wreck

ANGOLA — Placement of a Historical Marker by the Friends of the Village, Inc. will take place at 4:30 p.m. today at the Southwick House at 154 Mill St. It is “International Volunteer Day,” which provides opportunity to recognize former and present day individuals for volunteered service, ...

Lakewood man charged after stealing second car from dealership

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood man charged earlier this year for stealing a car from an area dealership and crashing it in Florida is again facing a host of charges after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday in a stolen vehicle that reportedly reached 130 mph. Taken into custody was 22-year-old Collin A. ...

Varied holiday fare offered by United Arts Appeal organizations

Jamestown –United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) member organizations are offering an outstanding selection of exciting performances to enrich community members’ holiday celebrations. Two UAA members team up for “Light Classics and Holiday Pops” this Wednesday. The Jamestown ...

Child walks away uninjured after being hit by car

A child was struck by a vehicle in Fredonia Monday at around 5:31 p.m. The incident occurred near Park Place, Water Street, East Main Street and Temple Street near the Chamber Booth. Fredonia Police responded and the scene was cleared within 20 minutes.

Pine Valley Central School Honor and Merit Roll

The Pine Valley Central School has announced its Honor and Merit roll list for the first quarter of 2018-2019 school year. Honor Roll 12th grade: Brady Andrews, Felicia Bremiller, Matthew Cadle, Sara Carpenter, Dawson Chase, Bayley Finch, Hannah Fish, Kevin Hunt, Katelyn Miller, Daniel ...

Area effort underway to support Wreaths Across America

The Dunkirk Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol is participating for the second year under the leadership of Commander Linda Blodgett. This year, the ceremony at Forest Hill Cemetery will be held simultaneously across the country joining more than 1400 participating locations across 50 ...

Two men charged with larceny in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — On Nov. 7, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an address in the village of Forestville for a report of a stolen chainsaw. Through an investigation, it is alleged that Colin A. Pope, 25, of Fredonia, and Cody J Pope, 26, of Forestville, stole the chainsaw. ...

Holiday event planned for incubator Wednesday

The first Holiday Extravaganza will take place at the Fredonia Incubator from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Incubator client Playground Academy will provide activities that include: pictures with Santa Claus, letters to the North Pole, hot cocoa, treats, and live Christmas carols. The ...

Holiday fundraiser benefits high school musical

The Dunkirk High School Musical is announcing their upcoming holiday fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Activities will be available for all: spaghetti dinner, craft and vendor show, bake sale, and basket raffle, as well as pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The musical club has ...

One in custody after stolen car pursuit

SHERMAN — One person was taken into custody following a pursuit in a stolen car Tuesday. The chase on Interstate 86 involved Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and troopers with the New York State Police, and ended when spike strips were used in Sherman. The suspect, who was not ...

Civic calendar

Cassadaga Wednesday — Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Department Dunkirk Tuesday — Common Council, 5:30 p.m., Dunkirk City Courtroom Evans Wednesday — Town Board, special meeting to hold executive session, 5 p.m. Forestville Thursday — Forestville Board of ...