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Community Notebook

Chapter No. 459 Vietnam Veterans of America to host monthly meeting Today, at 11 a.m., Chapter No. 459 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at John T. Murray VFW Post No. 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. All members are encouraged to attend. Contact Danny S. McGill, chapter secretary, ...

Area police

Area police

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On May 30, Gregory Lockett, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding in zone. ¯ On May 31, Earvin I. Ezell, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and ...

Free Nature Play Day at Audubon

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JAMESTOWN — You can let the child(ren) in your life explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while you learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. Children ages two to eight and their favorite adult(s) can drop in the Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) ...

Designer Bag Bingo slated for June 13

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“Designer Bag Bingo” will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 145 East Main St., Fredonia on Thursday June 13 to benefit Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. Participants in the BINGO games will compete to win designer handbags and wallets instead of cash. Famous designer brands ...

Sinclairville Free Library to present writing workshops

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On Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Sinclairville Free Library presents “Get a Boost for your Writing,” two back-to-back workshops by Kathy Carlton Willis. The first workshop is “From Idea to Print: the Brainstorming Process.” Come to this session if you’ve ever been stymied ...

Annual United Way Charity Golf Classic kicks off this week

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The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County is preparing for a busy week, kicking off on Monday and lasting through Friday. The sixth annual United Way Charity Golf Classic will take place at Tri-County Country Club on Friday and leading up to the special event, the United Way office will be ...

JCC students celebrate Destination to a Dream program

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Ryan Lewis, Shawnette Marshall, Justice Wilson, Kawanna Whitehead, and Diamond Feliciano, celebrated the completion of the first year of the Destination to a Dream program with State University of New York at Fredonia assistant director of transition programs Madeline Burns, right. D2D provides ...

First Gowanda Film Festival set

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GOWANDA — The First Annual Gowanda Film Festival is slated to take place June 14 and 15 at the Hollywood Theatre, where local residents are invited to present films they’ve made to the local community and those interested in film. Quentin Jarzynski, the creator and coordinator of the ...

Gowanda finds success at computer competition

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Gowanda High School students enrolled in Jamestown Community College computer programming classes participated in the 16th annual High School Computing Competition held May 20, on the campus of The State University of New York at Fredonia and returned victorious. The day consisted of five ...

June 2019 New Memorial Releases at Dunkirk Public Library

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MEMORIALS In memory of NANCY C. AHLSTROM Hesselberth, Mapping Sam In memory of DONALD BENTLEY, SR. Berra, My dad Yogi In memory of CHRISTINE BROOKS Boynton, Guide dogs for the blind Wheeler, Dog science unleashed In memory of JAMES CROCKETT, SR. Phillips, Guitar for dummies ...

Join the Chamber now to access benefits, events, more

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The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce spring membership drive continues through June 20. Significantly, more than 40 businesses in Chautauqua County have already joined the Chamber during this drive. They may have been enticed by a variety of things: the improved member benefits package the ...

Faculty, staff receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

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Four faculty and staff members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia, a Finance and Administration staff member who ensures campus compliance with state and SUNY internal control requirements, and a valued staff member from the Office of ...

City boat launch upgrades complete

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Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Holiday Harbor operator Charles Pringle have announced completed joint efforts between the city and the marina to upgrade the city boat launch as part of the City's pier improvement plan. On Thursday and Friday, the decades-old docks at the launch that had been ...

Another accident at Route 60, Lakeview

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OBSERVER Photo For the second time in three days, a car accident occurred on Route 60 and Lakeview. This one happened early afternoon Saturday between two cars. Ambulance crews were on scene. No further information was available.

County School Boards Association honors students, board members

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SUNY Fredonia’s Williams Center was recently the site of much celebration, as the Chautauqua County School Boards Association honored many special students and educators at their annual meeting and honors night. From live music to a dance performance to a delicious dinner, the evening ...

Collins woman pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

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OBSERVER Staff Report Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Friday that 26-year-old Allyson Rollek of the town of Collins pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a Class D felony. The defendant pleaded ...