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Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about the Spanish Civil War

The sixth meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Nov. 15 at the home of Joan Larson. President Joyce Haines welcomed 15 members. President Haines welcomed new member, Gail Crowe. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Nov. 8 meeting. The minutes were approved as ...

History of J.N.Adam Hospital presented to Chautauqua County Genealogy Society

Myrna Hanson Moss, one of the volunteers at the Perrysburg Historical Society, presented a history of the J.N.Adam Hospital in Perrysburg to the Chautauqua County Genealogy Society. The genealogy group meets once a month on the third Tuesday evening from March through November, and then takes ...

RTPI to host Holiday Open House today

JAMESTOWN — RTPI will hold its annual Holiday Open House today, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitors will enjoy free admission into our galleries, light refreshments, and a chance to win a gift bag filled with unique items from the museum store. Guests will also have the opportunity to ...

Computer classes offered at the Dunkirk Public Library

The Dunkirk Public Library, located at 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, announces the following computer classes: I-Phone Basics, Dec. 3, 1 to 2 p.m. Android Smartphones Basics, Dec. 5, 1 to 2 p.m. Hour of Code, Dec. 7, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016, Dec. 10, 12, 11:30 ...

CIAO Christmas Luncheon Sunday

It’s almost time for the CIAO Christmas Party! This year the party is being hosted at the Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The cost is only $15 and includes delicious stuffed chicken breast, herb roasted pork loin, red skin smashed potatoes, baked macaroni ...

Cuomo asks for flags to be at half-staff following Bush’s death

New York state Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of President George H. W. Bush from Tuesday until interment. "President George H. W. Bush was a statesman and patriot who dedicated his life to serving his ...

Fredonia’s Miracle on Main Street set for Saturday

On Saturday, Miracle on Main Street is set to close Fredonia’s festival season with a Santa-sized dose of Christmas cheer. “The main theme this year is focused squarely on the various miracles that come with the holidays, including the Miracle of the Holiday,” event chairman Larry ...

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Through ...

Christmas in Silver Creek park promises holiday cheer

The Kiwanis Club of Silver Creek is sponsoring “Christmas In The Park” this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. to kick off the holiday season. “The Kiwanis Club has been sponsoring Christmas in the Park since 1997,” said Kiwanis Club member Matthew Bogosian. “We’re all about supporting ...

Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, Turkey Bingo fundraiser winners

The Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, held a Turkey Bingo fundraiser on Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Winners of the 10 rounds of a 20-pound turkey bingo within the large crowd were; Rebecca Sedlmayer, Wanita Peterson, Julie Mrozka, Mary McPherson, ...

Auxiliary drive boosts Mayville Food Pantry

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Fire Department Auxiliary, Chautauqua, participated in ‘Make a Difference Day 2018’ last month by again hosting a food drive to replenish the Mayville Food Pantry. Area residents generously donated financial donations as well as about 1,000 pounds of food and ...

Dunkirk man facing stolen weapons charges

In October, deputies received a report of stolen firearms from a residence in the town of Portland. After investigation by the Sheriff's Office, deputies later determined that Jarrett J. Sikes, 39, of Dunkirk had allegedly taken seven firearms from a location in the town of Portland. ...

Wright retiring from UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown

Betsy Wright, president and CEO of UPMC Chautauqua, will retire at the end of the year after 20 years of serving as the hospital’s president. “Betsy leaves a legacy of which we are all proud,” said Steve Kilburn, president of the UPMC Chautauqua board. “She has been exceedingly ...

‘City Speaks’ names guests

Ryan Hall and EJ Hayes are the guests for this week’s “City Speaks,” to be aired now through Dec. 5. “City Speaks” is aired on Spectrum 1301 at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Next week’s guest on “City Speaks” will be Todd Tranum, president and CEO, Chautauqua County Chamber of ...

Jamestown teacher resigns; criminal probe possible

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education has approved the resignation of Scott Lumia, a high school teacher. The board of education approved the resignation and separation agreement after an executive session during a special meeting on Friday. The Federal Bureau of ...

County wins funding for water, wastewater cooperative

Chautauqua County has been awarded $1.2 million through New York State’s Municipal Restructuring Fund to develop a Water and Wastewater Cooperative, a project originally included in the 2017 Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition. The funding will be released in phases, ...

Art gallery exhibition features works by four Fredonia students

Works by four graduating art majors will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia from this Friday to Dec. 6. The fall senior exhibition “Current(s)” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday it will be on display ...

Access Chautauqua Programming for Dec. 1-7 set

Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Arthus Waskow, PhD, “The Declaration of Independence: What Would Jefferson Write Today?” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Dr. S. Douglas Birdsall, “Racial Equality in America: Fiction or Fact?” at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and E.J. Dionne, Jr., ...