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Order for residents to conserve water has been lifted

An order by the village of Fredonia for residents to conserve water has been lifted. “All residents can return to normal water usage,” the village said in a news release. The order came Monday afternoon following a large water main break.

Schmitz to explain origins, meaning of Chautauqua traditions

Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Institution archivist and historian, explains the origins and meaning of some Chautauqua traditions that have emerged over the years at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

Harm Reduction Mobile Unit to be in Dunkirk today

The Evergreen Health Harm Reduction Mobile Unit will be in Dunkirk today and on July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 to work with people who use injection drugs to help them prevent HIV, Hepatitis C, and opioid overdose. People can request supplies, including Narcan, by calling 482-9633. To reduce exposure to Coronavirus, we ask that patients keep six feet of distance during delivery and wear face masks.

Leonard set to participate in Chautauqua lecture

Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two theme, “Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives,” is Franklin Leonard, who details his work as founder and CEO of The Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best unproduced screenplays by writers of color and getting those films made. The annual lists have included such Oscar-winning films as “Juno,” “The King’s Speech” and “Argo.” Leonard will also discuss his views on the future of the film industry in light of COVID-19. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.

Donovan to speak on the effects of widespread misinformation

Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two theme, “Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives,” is scholar Joan Donovan, who will share her research on internet and media influence and the effects of widespread misinformation. Donovan is the director and lead researcher of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Her work focuses on examining online extremism, media manipulation, effects of disinformation campaigns, and adversarial media movements. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two Interfaith Lecture theme set

Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two Interfaith Lecture theme, “Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality,” is Gretta Vosper, who details how “nones” might channel “off-label benefits” of religion, including the improved subjective well-being experienced by many of its adherents. Vosper, a best-selling author, has served as clergy at West Hill United Church in Toronto for over two decades. She supported its transition to becoming a theologically non-exclusive community, the first of its kind within traditional Christianity. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

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