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Audubon presents Family Elk Program with virtual presentations

The Audubon Community Nature Center has made frequent field trips to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 4, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance is bringing Pennsylvania’s elk to Audubon through virtual presentations from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Those ...

The Relief Zone to host tree-lighting ceremony

FREWSBURG—The Relief Zone Youth Center will host its annual Memorial Tree Event to honor the community’s loved ones on today at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free holiday event with refreshments to-go. The winner of our Fall Raffle will also be drawn at the event. To ...

Decorations on a celebration

On Saturday, the Christmas tree at Chang-Hu Park in Gowanda was decorated in advance of the Christmas In Gowanda Celebration. This year, Christmas In Gowanda will be virtual on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Saturday. Details at https://gowandachamber.com/uncategorized/christmas-in-gowanda-2020/. The ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church announces scholarship award winners

Recipients of the 2020 Holy Trinity Parish Scholarship Award will begin giving witness talks this weekend at the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass, which is also broadcast live on WDOE. One student will speak each week of Advent, beginning November 29th and continuing through December 20th. Jane Fortna, ...

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Holiday trash pickup in the city Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. As per the 2020 Curbside Collection Schedule, rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday. Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked ...

Westfield Charity Ball canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

WESTFIELD — The Union Relief Association, which has helped those in need in Westfield since 1880, has decided to cancel its annual Charity Ball in December due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which would have celebrated its 99th anniversary this year, provides Union Relief with ...

Women of the Moose participate in pillow project

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Westfield Women of the Moose Chapter 517 held a basket giveaway in support of the nonprofit Pink Pillow Project. Comfort pillows are provided to women who have undergone surgery. Thanks to the generosity of the community, $3,000 was raised for this ...

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Empty Bowls set for Saturday The 28th annual Empty Bowls event is taking place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of the east parking lot on Main Street in Fredonia. This project, which raises money to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, has been a long running staple of the ...

E2CCB Adult Education students earn diplomas

Many will remember COVID-19 and the difficulties associated with the pandemic, but for several adult education students 2020 will be the year they were able to finally say “they did it!” Recently, nine students who were enrolled in the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School ...

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NCCC Auxiliary holds election meeting tonight The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary will hold an election meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the club room on Mullet Street in Dunkirk. Those attending are asked to wear face masks. Williams Street closed today in ...

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Persia to talk Christmas fest PERSIA — The town of Persia will be having a workshop to discuss the town’s participation in the annual Christmas in Gowanda festivities on Dec. 5. The meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. before our regularly scheduled town board meeting. Fredonia announces ...

Toastmaster Club brings laughs, learning

Rosemarie Eskes introduced her humorous speaking skills at the Concord Toastmaster Club Wednesday, Oct. 28. Eskes is in the first stage of preparation of Toastmaster District 65 Humorous Speech Contest. Ned Lindstrom give Eskes multiple ideas for improvement along with complimented her on ...

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Soil, Water Board meets Nov. 18 The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at a location to be determined. Those interested in attending are asked to call 664-2351 at ext. 102 to provide contact information. The ...

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AARP cancels driving classes AARP has extended the cancellation of all in-person driver safety classes nationwide until March 1. Those who need to renew their car insurance discount should go to aarpdriversafety.org for an online course. The 25% off discount using promo code ...

Feeding Fredonia Challenge

Submitted Photo The Feeding Fredonia Challenge has restocked the shelves of the Fredonia Food Pantry. Generous donations from individuals, families, churches and businesses have been pouring into the pantry at Fredonia Presbyterian Church. More than 2,000 pounds of food have been collected ...

Cake decorating, vermicomposting to be offered

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program invites area youth to participate in their upcoming LEAF Junior workshops in November. The LEAF (Learn, Empower, Achieve, Farm) workshop series was created for adult learners on beginning farmer and homesteading ...

Senior Center plans birthday lunch

The Dunkirk Senior Center is still taking sign-ups for October and November birthdays. The luncheon will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18. There are two more sessions of line dancing on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be people here to talk about Medicare ...

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Turkey benefit held November 8 SILVER CREEK — A turkey dinner youth benefit will be held from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo St., Silver Creek. The cost is $12 per meal, and tickets will be on sale through Nov. 1 by calling the church at 934-4725. SUNY ...

Safely celebrating Halloween

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler asks for the public’s help to make sure everyone has a healthy and safe Halloween. “Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating, must be done in a safe way to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Schuyler said. ...

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Imagine Forestville to hold annual meeting FORESTVILLE — The annual meeting of the Imagine Forestville Corporation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. via Zoom at us04web.zoom.us/j/72703371107?pwd=Y3NrN2RCcjMxMlB2THlSYkJoTWtMUT09 The organization’s president and vice president ...