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North Collins Public Library releases December events schedule

NORTH COLLINS — On Sunday, there will be two sessions of creating graham cracker houses. The library is located at 2095 School St. in North Collins. Sign-up for the workshops is required. Call 227-3211. On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Cris Johnson presents a festive magic show at the ...

Harvest Chapel will host the Quilting Companions

The Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions will hold a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the  Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St. Fredonia. There will be a workshop to assemble walker tote bag kits for residents in area assisted living and nursing home facilities. Attendees are asked to bring a ...

Comedy performance Tuesday at Barker Library

On Tuesday, the Darwin Barker Library, 7 Day St. in Fredonia, presents an evening of classic comic skits in its monthly series of “Nights with Jerry.” In earlier programs, retired sociology professor Jerry Rose and his friends have taken us from the warm and fuzzy childhood pleasures ...

S.O.A.R. Chapter 4-1 holds meeting

The regular monthly meeting of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, S.O.A.R., Chapter 4-1, was held recently at the United Steelworkers Union Hall on E. Fourth Street in Dunkirk. President Jim Bickhart opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence ...

Raffle to benefit Silver Creek’s Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its annual December raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of an iPad Air 2 with 128 GB ...

Patterson Library sets events

WESTFIELD — The Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, is preparing for several upcoming holiday-related events. These events will take place throughout the entire month of December, providing holiday activities for people of all ages and all interests. Starting Thursday, Dec. 1 ...

Dairy princess visits Fredonia Grange

Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Joyce Wiltsie (right) of Frewsburg shared dairy farm experiences with Rebecca Joy (left) and her daughter during the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Fredonia Grange. Princess Wiltsie treated all to a tasty milk punch prior to the delicious holiday-themed dinner. ...

Lions Club to host annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, 296 Lake Shore Drive W., will be the site of the fortieth annual Lions Club “Breakfast with Santa.” The event is free and open to the public and will feature a magic show by “The Great Runfola — Magician Extraordinaire,” with ...

CIAO annual Christmas luncheon set for Dec. 4

CIAO will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 4 at The Liberty, 21 Prospect St., Fredonia. All members and guests are invited. A pasta bar, meatballs, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and dessert, along with coffee and tea and a cash bar is all available for only $20 ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 holds November meeting

The latest meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 was called to order by President Audrey Miga on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.  Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution was led by Miga and recited by those in ...

Senior News Briefs

Grape Belt Seniors The next Grape Belt Seniors Readers Theater will be on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Reading of a Christmas play will be the topic. The December luncheon will be a catered event on Monday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Because all dishes will be provided, sign up is required ...

Feather Your Nest spreading holiday cheer

It is always a magical time of year and Feather Your Nest is very happy to spread some holiday cheer! The holiday open house this year will run two days and also in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Come to 85 Cushing St., Fredonia on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from noon ...

Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 holds monthly meeting

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met with President Pat Rabb presiding. A discussion on becoming incorporated was voted upon and passed. Rabb will start the process. Brenda Drummond and Judi Perry gave a report on the post’s children’s Christmas party to be held ...

Meals on Wheels

Hot noon meal Nov. 28 Scalloped potatoes and ham, broccoli, bread, vegetable juice, fruit crisp Nov. 29 Tuna noodle casserole, stewed tomatoes, pineapple juice, roll, chiffon gelatin Nov. 30 Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, tropical fruit Dec. 1 Pork roast w/gravy, ...

Pinochle Scores

Share & Care Seniors Tuesday’s Best Nov. 15 1. Betty Donovan   649 2. Ed Long   601 3. Evelyn Ogden   596 4. Fran Sullivan   594 5. Lynn DiPalma   593 Double pinochle: Joe Jarvis Peanuts: Birdie L. Walczak Birdie’s Bidders Nov. 17 1. Betty ...

Pomona Grange learns about grand mal seizures

On Saturday,  Nov. 12, Chautauqua County Pomona Grange 3 met at Fredonia Grange 1 on Main Street in Fredonia. Master Lois Kesby presided at the 1 p.m. business session, which had been preceded by committee meetings at 11 a.m. and a noon lunch. The opening song was “America the ...

Toys for Tots drive underway to benefit area children

JAMESTOWN — The holidays will be a little brighter for more than 2,400 area children thanks to the efforts of The Resource Center and the generosity of the local community. For the 17th straight year, The Resource Center will be coordinating the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots ...

CRYS readies for its 30th season

JAMESTOWN — “As we begin our 30th season, we are excited about some changes we have made and the opportunities we continue to offer serious music students in our region,” Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony board president Katie Derrenbacher said. “It is the support of so many in the ...

Audubon Community Nature Center open the day after Thanksgiving

JAMESTOWN — Walk the trails. Visit Liberty, the Bald Eagle. Share the day with loved ones. Give and receive the gift of memories. At the Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop, one might find a book that will both entertain and expand knowledge or a nature puzzle that can be assembled ...