Community News

Local artist to exhibit at the Conneaut Arts Center in Ohio

For the month of August local Westfield resident and artist, Trenton Lutes, will be featured in a solo show entitled "Old Ideas/New Directions" at the Conneaut Arts Center in Conneaut, Ohio. The show's opening reception will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Lutes ...

Share a birthday card for Edna D. Bajdo

STOCKTON - Edna Bajdo, well-known in the Westfield and Mayville area, celebrates her 94th birthday on Aug. 7. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating her 94th birthday with a card shower. The group is asking local residents to send cards to Edna Bajdo, c/o Stockton Star Rebekah ...

Share in a birthday card shower for Effa Zenns’ 100th birthday

STOCKTON - Effa Zenns, well-known in the Mayville and Westfield area, celebrates her 100th birthday. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 is commemorating her 100th birthday with a card shower. The group is asking local residents to send cards to mark the occasion to: Effa Zenns, c/o Stockton ...

Reunion news

Descendants of Henry and Martha Tilly plan reunionThe descendants of Henry and Martha Tilly will hold their 51st family reunion picnic for Sunday, Aug. 7 starting at noon in honor and remembrance of their family heritage. The reunion will be held at Dunkirk American Legion Post 62, 211 Central ...

Circle of Love holds Celebration of Life ceremony

On May 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a Circle of Love Ice Cream Social Celebration of Life was held at Dr. Sood's office in memory of the group's first oncologist, Dr. K. Damania at 417 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. In 1990, Dr. Damania sponsored Josie Costa Christopher, LPN. Since then, Christopher ...

Scouts serve veterans

Submitted PhotosThe Boy Scouts of Troop 267 from Fredonia expressed their appreciation for the Legionnaires of Post 59 (their charter organization) by serving them breakfast at the Legion on Memorial Day. After the breakfast, the Cub Scouts from Pack 267 joined in the memorial services with the ...

Cardinal Mindszenty High School all-years reunion on Saturday

For the second year, there will be an All-Years Cardinal Mindszenty High School reunion.This year's event will be on Saturday at the American Legion Post 62 at 211 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The festivities will commence at 6 p.m.Last year's event saw nearly 300 people attend, representing all ...

WCA Foundation awards Vincent Messina Memorial Scholarship

JAMESTOWN - With more than 100 family, friends, and hospital staff in attendance at the 47th graduation ceremony of the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology on June 9, Brooke Ludwiczak, student of the radiology school, was awarded this year's recipient of the Vincent Messina A. Memorial ...

Do you remember?

SUNY Fredonia was the home of the Buffalo Bills training camp from 1981-1999. In this photo the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Bills' return with a sign at Comfort Inn on Vineyard Drive.

Available for adoption

Does your couch seem empty? Would your living room windows look better with nose prints on them? Then call your nearest shelter today and meet some of the great animals waiting for their humans to come find them!

Fun with pen pals

Second graders from Ripley and Chautauqua Lake Central Schools corresponded during the school year, then the children from Ripley visited Chautauqua Lake to meet their pen pals in person at year's end. Together, the youngsters enjoyed lunch and time on the playground. Here, pen pals Madisen ...

Sinclairville Summer Rec talent show

Submitted PhotoOn July 20, the Sinclairville Summer Recreation Program traveled to the Sinclairville firehall to have lunch with the Sinclairville 76ers and perform a talent show. Pictured here are the children sitting with the 76ers.

Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club donates more than $9,000 to area activities

The Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club has raised and donated more than $9,000 to area activities.Its two main fundraising activities are the Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club Fair Stand at the Chautauqua County Fair and two White Cane Drives in May and October.The Lions Club Fair Stand ...

Rural Ministry fundrasiser ‘Banding Together’ Saturday

On Saturday, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Friendly Kitchen.This fundraiser is affectionately called "Banding Together" for the Friendly Kitchen and will be held at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, which has graciously donated space for this event.The event ...

Jefferson Middle School student pays it forward for children in foster care

JAMESTOWN - Bea Cunningham, along with her mother Sue Cunningham, delivered handmade tote bags to the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Chautauqua County. The purpose of these bags is to be given to children in need of a care bag during a placement into foster care. Sometimes children ...

Do you remember?

In this photo from the 1965 season, 10 Cardinal Mindszenty High School seniors are seen as they ready to play their final high school football game against St. Francis High School in Lackawanna Stadium. Shown from left in front row are Coach Bob Muscato, Dave Mackowiak, Dick Strobel, Dan ...

WMH Auxiliary sponsoring pie booth

WESTFIELD - Summer breezes and sunshine have finally arrived and that means it is pie baking time again!The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the pie booth at the annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Moore Park (Westfield) on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. The Pie ...

Students thank veterans

BEMUS POINT - A locally funded art project at Maple Grove Jr./Sr. High School has grown into a much larger outreach for local students, teachers and veterans. The Teacher Empowering Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program through the Cattaraugus County Council ...