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Leon Historical Society hosts Snowman Party

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

SING IT: Holiday Extravaganza debuts

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On Wednesday night, the first Holiday Extravaganza was held at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Incubator client Playground Academy hosted a variety of fun activities including carolers and photos with Santa Claus, and provided cookies and hot chocolate. ...

Heenan explains ‘nay’ vote for 2019 budget

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On Tuesday at the city of Dunkirk’s Common Council meeting, the board passed the 2019 budget in the amount of $23,686,106. Among the resolutions passed, the ones pertaining to 2019 were passed 4-1 with the single “nay” vote belonging to Third Ward Councilman Shaun Heenan, who elaborated ...

Uncertain market results in steep plunge

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Despite closing in honor of former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday, talk of the stock market was anything but quiet following the report that the Dow Jones had plummeted 799 points on Tuesday. What began as a very hopeful week following the US-China trade truce at the G-20 ...

Silver Creek hears energizing presentation

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SILVER CREEK — Healthy options were presented to the Silver Creek Village Board earlier this week. The board has been working with Mikayla Certo, community project coordinator at the Chautauqua County Health Network. Certo previously acquired benches and a bike rack for a park in Silver ...

Four calves found on Interstate safe after checkup

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CORRY, Pa. — Four young cows are now safe after being dumped on the Southern Tier Expressway on Tuesday. Five calves were originally found wandering in the westbound lanes of Interstate 86 near Sherman after falling off the back of a cattle truck reportedly driving 70 mph. The truck was ...

Adams Cup Street Hockey tournament set for Saturday

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A new event is coming to the city this weekend as The Adams Cup Street Hockey tournament will take place at the Adams, located at 600 Central Ave. William Haskas, co-director of the architectural firm plusFarm, is looking forward to hosting this new event for residents. “I’m from ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 children’s Christmas party Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 children’s Christmas party will he held on Saturday, from 1-4 p.m. at the Post, 211 Central Ave. Children age 12 and under of Post 62 members and of any veteran are welcome. ...

Area Police

Area police

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Nov. 29 Kimberly M. Karlstrom, 47, of Dunkirk was charged with DWI ¯ On Nov. 30 Matthew S. Messere, 26, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment ¯ On Saturday Timothy M. Shearer, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed ...

Sinclairville Library ready for holiday season

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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 ...

Christmas in Angola set for Friday, Saturday

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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

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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 ...

Injured calves who fell off truck found on I-86

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Police in New York and Pennsylvania found themselves asking the public, “Where’s the beef?” Several young cows were found wandering Interstate 86 after they apparently fell out of the back of a truck early Tuesday. The first calf was found in the westbound lane of the interstate around ...

Magazine gives Dunkirk high praise

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The city of Dunkirk has been recently awarded the 2018 Best Western New York Hot Spot by Lake Erie Living Magazine’s Best of Lake Erie in 2018 edition. “This is a great honor and an exciting time for Dunkirk,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas started at the Common Council meeting held on Tuesday ...

Silver Creek electric renewed

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SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeffrey Hornburg, along with the rest of the Silver Creek Town Board, voted Monday to authorize the renewal of the village’s one-year agreement with NOCO for electric service. The variable plan was chosen by the board after brief discussion, in which Hornburg noted, ...