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Wood craft class set

This autumn you can design, sculpt, hammer and sand: a bird house . . . a fairy cottage . . . driftwood characters and creatures . . . a lap tray . . . a wooden box. You can learn to make these delightful creations at the Wood Craft classes offered by home renovator, carpenter and artisan ...

Grape Festival Pentathlon today

SILVER CREEK — The 51st annual Festival of Grapes is set for Sept. 14-16 in Silver Creek and the committee is busy making plans. The pentathlon for both girls and boys — ages 7 and 8 will be held on today at Silver Creek Elementary playground; there is no cost to enter. Registration ...

HAPPY MONDAY: SUNY Fredonia teams welcome pupils

Members of the State University of New York at Fredonia athletic teams were up early today — and it was not just for practice. Team members gathered at elementary schools in Dunkirk and Fredonia as part of the Celebrate Monday initiative. At School 5 in Dunkirk, swim team members welcomed ...

Voting 101 in Chautauqua County for the Thursday Sept. 13 Primary Election

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram announce that all county Democratic, Conservative and Reform Parties’ registered voters will be eligible to vote in the upcoming Thursday Sept. 13 Primary Elections. Additionally, Independence Voters in ...

CREATE Project presents intergenerational Tai Chi classes

This summer the CREATE Project was pleased to present intergenerational Tai Chi classes for persons of all abilities, offered by Dr. Peter Miller at the Courtney Street Community Center. Adults, persons with disabilities, senior citizens and youth shared this special experience with as a ...

Eastern Star Chapter Plans Spaghetti Supper set for Saturday

Mt. Sinai Mecca Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is hosting it’s Annual Public spaghetti supper on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4:30– 7 p.m. at the Masonic Center 3485 Baker St. Ext. Look for sign! Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. They are available from ...

Reed staff to hold remote office hours in Dunkirk on Thursday

Congressman Tom Reed's staff will hold remote office hours in Dunkirk on Thursday, September 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the conference room at the Dunkirk City Hall, 342 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. Staff will be available to answer questions, gather feedback, and ...

Work charging up at Battery Point Villas site

Work to bring luxury apartments to the city of Dunkirk, just down and across the way from Athenex’s biopharmaceutical facility, is underway with the recent demolition of structures on the Lake Shore Drive East site. Twelve eight-unit luxury apartments will be constructed. Four buildings will ...

CASAC hosts active parenting

Attendees will build a strong foundation for their children. A child’s first years are so important. Participants will learn how to make the most of them with “Active Parenting: First Five Years.” In this program, learn the best ways to nurture a child from birth to pre-K with a “just ...

University, village of Fredonia to host Founders Day celebration

The foresight of the Village of Fredonia 151 years ago to establish the Fredonia Normal School will be recognized by the State University of New York at Fredonia, which the state teachers college became in 1948, at the second annual Founders Day celebration on Wednesday. The observance begins ...

Art Start offers free art classes to community

Art Start invites local community members to get creative with free art instruction. A full slate of classes are returning for the fall session, including community favorites in watercolor, decorative acrylic, knitting and card making, Broadpoint lettering and scrapbooking classes are also ...

Hamels announces candidacy for Ripley Town Justice

RIPLEY — Dr. John Hamels announced recently that he is running for the one year vacancy of Town Justice left by the late Honorable Laverne Gibson. “It would be a true honor to follow in Justice Gibson’s footsteps and I will endeavor to bring the same fairness and level of professionalism ...

New York State Police Investigators Association endorses Quattrone for sheriff

Jim Quattrone said he is happy to announce that the New York State Police Investigators Association has endorsed his candidacy for Sheriff of Chautauqua County. The Investigators Association represents more 2,000 active and retired Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) members of the State ...

New hotel is a testament to growing tourism industry

By Todd J. Tranum President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier The opening of the new Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron is another big step towards additional economic growth in Chautauqua ...

Fredonia Garden Club holds Bonsai demonstration

The Fredonia Garden Club held a Bonsai demonstration on Aug. 19 at Someday Maybe Farm. Artist instructor, Trenton Lutes, discussed briefly the history of bonsai, most common styles of bonsai, specialized tools needed and general bonsai care. The class of 16 participants were instructed in the ...

St. John’s UCC to sponsor Healthcare decisions event

St. John’s United Church of Christ will host a community presentation on important health care documentation and conversations known as “Advance Care Planning.” The free event, presented jointly with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at ...

CASAC hosts active parenting class

Attendees will build a strong foundation for their children. A child’s first years are so important. Participants will learn how to make the most of them with “Active Parenting: First Five Years.” In this program, learn the best ways to nurture a child from birth to pre-K with a “just ...

David Rudge appointed music director of the Rock Hill Symphony

Maestro David Rudge has been appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra. Rudge is currently Director of Orchestras and the Hillman Opera at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has conducted orchestras and operas in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, ...

Sorel piano competition announced by Fredonia School of Music

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music announces the third annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, open to young pianists ages 15 to 18. The event is designed to celebrate the creativity and excellence of young pianists, providing an opportunity to participate in a ...