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Lighthouse highlighted in native’s latest movie

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Lake Erie breezes stir the soft rush of waves around Point Gratiot as warm sunlight streams through the trees. It’s a typical August day at the Dunkirk Lighthouse — or is it? One of Lake Erie’s most picturesque landmarks is actually the setting of a new horror movie. “Widow’s ...

Waves of excitement

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Putting together the Dunkirk Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix has been no easy feat for city officials, but the work has more than paid off as the various racing teams and of course Race World Offshore, have enjoyed what they’ve, experienced so far, immensely. “Everyone is so enjoyable ...

Vehicles on property drive dispute in city

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A city resident is taking issue with letters received from the city for alleged code violations as she believes she’s being harassed. The city’s Building and Zoning Department acknowledged, however, that violations were evident. Heather and Ronald Crowell are Ruggle Street residents who ...

Reed has vision for power station

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Is the repowering of NRG a lost cause? Perhaps not, said U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in his conversation with the OBSERVER last week. While the failure of the plant to repower is certainly a disappointment to the city and the region, Reed believes bringing in a new operator may be the best ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Fredonia to oil and stone select streets On Monday, weather permitting, the village of Fredonia will oil and stone the following streets (Weather permitting): Lakeview Avenue Gillis Street Link Street Howard Street Prospect Street (From Orchard to Elm) Pine Drive Bradish ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ RIPLEY — On Friday at about 5:21 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the town of Ripley for a reported suspicious situation. Upon arrival, deputies located John P. Houser, 30, of Ripley at the residence. After an ...

Valley Historical Society meets for Treasure Trove Program

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SINCLAIRVILLE – Members and guests of the Valley Historical Society met recently in the Sinclairville Ballpark for the annual summer picnic and the Treasure Trove program. President Larry Barmore welcome all, led all in the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Kay ...

Chamber Corner

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If your business is not taking advantage of social media marketing you should be. It’s easier than you think to get started! The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has a variety of helpful resources available including online courses, workshops, and social ...

Deadline approaching for United Arts appeal recognitions

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Jamestown – “With our 2018 fund drive closing, we need to hear from supporters by the end of the month to be sure they receive all the recognitions they deserve,” announced United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) President Julie Newell. Newell noted that, “The UAA makes ...

County makes call for foster parents

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Home Finding Team will offer a Foster Parent Open House on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Cassadaga campus of Park United Methodist Church, 25 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. If you enjoy ...

Computer skills classes offered in Silver Creek

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SILVER CREEK — Opportunities to strengthen your personal development and office skills are being offered this fall via the village school district’s Community Education division. Join instructor David Nowak for three separate courses focusing on computer programs and useful applications. ...

Fredonia’s code, justice and fire departments release activity

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The Fredonia Fire Department, Code Enforcement and Village Justice all released monthly activity reports at the Fredonia Village Board’s meeting Monday. The firefighting and emergency medical services crews handled a total of 119 rescue and EMS calls in June. There were four fire calls — ...

Benefit to be held for Capt. James Robertson today in Falconer

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FALCONER — Friends of Captain Jim Robertson will hold a benefit on his behalf today from noon to 6 p.m. at the Falconer Moose Club, located at 11 South Dow St. The event will offer a chicken barbecue by Brothers by Choice, ribs and other tasty food items by the “Frewsburg Friends,” a ...

Arkwright picnic planned for Saturday

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ARKWRIGHT —The Town of Arkwright Picnic Committee invites the public to the 13th annual Town Family Picnic. To be held this year on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the Deer Run Cabin Rental, 3316 Tarbox Road, Cassadaga. Hot dogs, Italian sausage, salads, corn on the cob, sodas and ...