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Community News

NCCF taking Footprints Award nominations

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has opened a call for nominations for the 18th Annual George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. Everyone is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of an individual or family who have made a difference in the northern Chautauqua ...

Anderson-Lee Library patrons make graham cracker houses

In December, Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, hosted a graham cracker house building and decorating program. Using graham crackers, frosting and a wide variety of candy, cereal and other snacks, participants made a variety of structures, including a dog house, ...

Westfield children enjoy S.T.E.M. Day

WESTFIELD — Tuesday, Nov. 26 was the first S.T.E.M. Day of the year at Westfield Elementary School. Fourth grade kicked off the day with a wonderful STAR Program. It was filled with information about S.T.E.M., examples of who uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their jobs ...

Sweet step to a healthier new year

With all the hype about New Year resolutions, many of us are resolving to change how or what we eat. Not to be a downer here, but research shows that very few of us will be successful in keeping those resolutions beyond mid-January. Is there something — a small but meaningful change — that ...

Dunkirk man gets ‘new life’ on liver with diet

It started in 2015, but had been building for awhile. My husband, Ralph Ward, had been complaining about horrible pain in his right side. We went to the doctor who thought it might be Irritable Bowel Syndrome due to the increase in heart burn he was experiencing. He was placed on Pantoprazole ...

Meals on Wheels client shares creative new hobby

For many years, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels client Harry Shelton’s primary hobby was collecting trains and other toys. When things began to get a little tight in his small apartment he decided it was time to take up a new hobby. Harry’s interest turned to plastic canvas. “There ...

Library announces Growing with Music Together class

Dunkirk Public Library announces it has added a Growing with Music Together class to its children’s programming. Beginning Jan. 28, on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Growing with Music Together conducts music classes for families with young children, babies to kindergartners, in the ...

Learn the Three Pillars of meditation at the Audubon

JAMESTOWN — As the new year begins, if you are investigating healthy ways to deal with the stress in your life, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has just the class for you. MMI (McLean Meditation Institute) Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor Loretta Cheney is teaching the ...

NYS Senator Borrello discussed Empire State Brands Initiative

On his first official day as NYS Senator for Senate District 57, Senator George Borrello was the featured program presenter during the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Nov. 26 “Rural-Urban Day,” which was held at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. Mr. Borrello’s ...

Good Neighbor Scholarship for students in Ohio and PA

Residents of Ohio and Pennsylvania who want to attend the State University of New York at Fredonia at a better tuition rate than their own public universities now have that opportunity. With the Good Neighbor Award, announced recently by SUNY Fredonia Interim President Dennis L. Hefner, ...

Beef quality assurance transportation training offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to announce the upcoming Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training to be held in Cherry Creek for anyone who trucks cattle. This educational program is being hosted by Empire Livestock Market, sponsored by Cargill and supported ...

Club news

Lake Erie Bird Club Twenty-five members attended the November meeting conducted by Dr. Terry Mosher. Members reported several sightings of birds at their feeders and other locations. Birds mentioned included a variety of sparrows — Fox, American Tree, Song, Chipping, White-crowned and ...

St. Rose Christmas cookie sale underway

The Christmas tradition for the ladies of the St. Rose Society in Forestville continues again this year with lots of baking and preparing of cookie trays for sale. Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati) and many other varieties of cookies will be made between now and Saturday. Orders are now being ...

Community news

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 Auxiliary news President Dawn Ransom called the meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 to order on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. Those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary ...

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park plans walk in the woods Sunday

The December walk in the woods will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Pete Seger picnic area. Besides seeing the park in December, youngsters will have the opportunity to select seasonal material to craft decorations. Dr. Miller will be on hand with suggestions and materials to help construct ...

Prevention Works sets free trainings in Jamestown

Prevention Works (formerly known as CASAC) is offering an online training entitled “Marijuana and Adolescent Brain Development,” which is available until Nov. 22. Create an account and view the free training today. Presenters are Trish Whetstone and Eric Williams. The benefits are that ...

What’s New Fair takes place this weekend

JAMESTOWN — It is time again for the What’s New Fair! The 64th annual What’s New Fair, sponsored by the Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women, will be held at the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Community College campus on Saturday and Sunday. ...

Final free rabies clinic set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health has announced the final free rabies vaccination clinic for 2019 in Chautauqua County. The clinic will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jamestown Fire Training Center, 240 ...

Invasive pests part of today’s discussion

JAMESTOWN — The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force, is hosting an evening event aimed at educating municipal officials, private landowners, and interested citizens who want to learn more about invasive forest ...

LEAF educational workshops focus on homesteading

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce the November workshops in its very popular LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Educational programming. On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon they will be offering “Old Fashioned Soap ...