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Active Parenting of Teens meets in February Active Parenting of Teens will be held in three two-hour sessions via Zoom from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 11 and 18. To register, call 780-2721 or 664-3608, ext. 226 or email Kathleen J. Colby, director of parenting, at kjcolby@preventionworks.us. The ...

Stockton begins 200th year

STOCKTON — The final meeting of the year of the Town Board was recently held at the end of December, which concluded 199 years of service residents. The first meeting on Jan. 12 marked the beginning of the 200th year for the town board, which first met in April 1821. At the time of the ...

Audubon breaks ground for new wildlife habitat

The Audubon Community Nature Center celebrated National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. For almost two decades, Audubon has been home to Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle that was rescued in Washington state. Every ...

Drive-up spaghetti dinner fundraiser set

The Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a drive-up spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meal includes a plentiful helping of spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs, a side salad, sliced bread, and a homemade cookie. A vegetarian option is also available that does ...

Access Chautauqua Programming announced

This week’s Access Chautauqua Programing is as follows: The Chautauqua Lecture Series 2019 features Bill Moyers: The Other Face of Power, at 1 and 7 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have the Chautauqua Sunrise crew with a lookback at 2020 and predictions and ...

MAST planning webinar for business relief

The newly-approved congressional COVID-19 relief package includes significant economic stimulus programs that could impact business owners and their employees across the Southern Tier. The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier is currently working with the Small Business Development ...

Rails to Trails Christmas Eve event set

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua Rails to Trails will commemorate the Christmas Eve 1872 train crash that killed 21 people at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Prospect Station trailhead at the intersection of Prospect Station, Fish and Barnes roads. The address is 6830 Barnes Road, Westfield. Jim Fincher, ...

Winter Solstice bonfire at Audubon Monday

JAMESTOWN — The longest night of the year gives way to increasing light on the winter solstice. Celebrate a return to light and new beginnings on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Solstice Bonfire from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m., and drop in anytime ...

Iraq War veteran gives thanks to SUNY Fredonia students for service dog

Matt Wronski, a Marine Corps veteran and Fredonia High School graduate, has “Judge” by his side to help heal the battle scars from his five tours in Iraq, thanks to the Veterans Club at the State University at Fredonia and WNYHeroes, a non-profit that supports veterans and their ...

Students support community literacy efforts through art sale

State University at Fredonia students in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media were singled out for recognition by the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County for their special donation to the organization. In November, the students held a sale of their artwork and donated a percentage ...

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, ...

Community notebook

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 ...